Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Analytics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytics over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Analytics
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 47 53
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 +27
Contract jobs citing Analytics 4,634 4,637 3,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.09% 4.50% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.86% 5.19% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,934 2,973 2,397
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £700 £650 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 59 49
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +40.00% +12.36%
10th Percentile £10.25 £13.94 £14.75
90th Percentile £53.50 £54.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.93 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -32.56% +36.00% +21.95%

Analytics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79,119 89,298 82,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.83% 86.65% 85.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,031 58,920 53,886
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,297 2,404 2,088
UK median hourly rate £24.65 £21.00 £24.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.38% -15.37% +5.08%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.33
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -20.00% +3.20%

Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Analytics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytics.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytics over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytics.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytics over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytics within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 4,364 £500 - 1,161
London +13 2,563 £525 +2.44% 548
UK excluding London +8 1,977 £450 - 708
South East 0 639 £465 +0.54% 180
North of England +26 457 £450 +5.88% 200
East of England +33 258 £500 +11.11% 79
Midlands +8 232 £463 +8.82% 80
Yorkshire +27 210 £444 +4.41% 42
North West +20 202 £450 +5.88% 139
South West +14 182 £498 +10.56% 75
Scotland -2 164 £438 +6.06% 63
West Midlands +19 154 £475 +11.76% 55
East Midlands +1 76 £450 +1.87% 25
North East +15 45 £450 +5.88% 19
Wales +19 35 £413 -2.94% 22
Northern Ireland +2 11 £328 -18.13% 10
Channel Islands - 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Analytics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Analytics.

1 1,542 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1,333 (28.77%) SQL
3 1,130 (24.38%) Finance
4 998 (21.54%) Data Analytics
5 984 (21.23%) Python
6 950 (20.50%) Business Intelligence
7 829 (17.89%) Big Data
8 744 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
9 710 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
10 704 (15.19%) Data Science
11 645 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
12 590 (12.73%) Google
13 568 (12.26%) Data Modelling
14 567 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
15 556 (12.00%) Microsoft
16 510 (11.01%) Java
16 510 (11.01%) DevOps
17 506 (10.92%) Machine Learning
18 500 (10.79%) Visualisation
19 491 (10.60%) JavaScript
20 474 (10.23%) Scrum
21 440 (9.50%) Hadoop
22 432 (9.32%) Marketing
23 431 (9.30%) User Experience
24 430 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
25 423 (9.13%) Power Platform
26 421 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
26 421 (9.09%) Degree
27 419 (9.04%) Power BI
28 410 (8.85%) ETL

Analytics
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 391 (8.44%) Apache Spark
2 220 (4.75%) SAS
3 124 (2.68%) CMS
4 116 (2.50%) Confluence
5 105 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 99 (2.14%) Apache
7 76 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 72 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
9 39 (0.84%) Jupyter
10 30 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
11 26 (0.56%) Tomcat
12 24 (0.52%) Apache Solr
12 24 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 23 (0.50%) Drupal
13 23 (0.50%) WordPress
14 15 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
15 13 (0.28%) IIS
15 13 (0.28%) nginx
16 11 (0.24%) JBoss
17 10 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 292 (6.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 119 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 98 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
4 83 (1.79%) Sketch
5 50 (1.08%) Photoshop
6 44 (0.95%) SPSS
7 31 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
8 29 (0.63%) InVision
8 29 (0.63%) MS Visio
9 23 (0.50%) Stata
10 22 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
11 17 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
12 12 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 11 (0.24%) CATIA
13 11 (0.24%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 11 (0.24%) PTC Creo
14 7 (0.15%) Chatbot
14 7 (0.15%) Zeplin
15 6 (0.13%) Adobe XD
15 6 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 37 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
2 29 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 26 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
4 20 (0.43%) Endur
5 17 (0.37%) Eloqua
6 13 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 13 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 13 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
7 11 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 11 (0.24%) WebTrends
8 10 (0.22%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 8 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
10 8 (0.17%) Primavera
10 8 (0.17%) Workday HCM
11 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
12 6 (0.13%) NetSuite
12 6 (0.13%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 744 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 645 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
3 423 (9.13%) Power Platform
4 340 (7.34%) Google Analytics
5 309 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 155 (3.34%) Adobe Analytics
7 150 (3.24%) Serverless
8 132 (2.85%) GitHub
9 117 (2.52%) Amazon S3
10 93 (2.01%) PaaS
11 92 (1.99%) Azure Data Factory
11 92 (1.99%) SaaS
12 88 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
13 80 (1.73%) Amazon EMR
14 68 (1.47%) Office 365
15 57 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
16 56 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
17 55 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
18 49 (1.06%) Data Lake Analytics
19 44 (0.95%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (1.53%) Internet
2 64 (1.38%) Firewall
3 35 (0.76%) VPN
4 33 (0.71%) HTTP
5 28 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 26 (0.56%) DNS
7 21 (0.45%) Intranet
7 21 (0.45%) SSL
8 19 (0.41%) Network Security
9 16 (0.35%) Skype
9 16 (0.35%) WAN
10 15 (0.32%) Wireless
11 14 (0.30%) DHCP
11 14 (0.30%) Kerberos
11 14 (0.30%) LAN
12 13 (0.28%) SAN
13 10 (0.22%) BGP
13 10 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.17%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 829 (17.89%) Big Data
2 567 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
3 440 (9.50%) Hadoop
4 419 (9.04%) Power BI
5 360 (7.77%) SQL Server
6 237 (5.11%) Data Lake
7 228 (4.92%) NoSQL
7 228 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 200 (4.32%) Apache Hive
9 189 (4.08%) Relational Database
10 139 (3.00%) Amazon Redshift
10 139 (3.00%) MySQL
10 139 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 123 (2.65%) BigQuery
12 118 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
13 113 (2.44%) MongoDB
14 106 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 100 (2.16%) Data Mining
16 96 (2.07%) QlikView
17 83 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 313 (6.75%) JIRA
2 305 (6.58%) Git (software)
3 251 (5.42%) Jenkins
4 105 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
5 79 (1.70%) Visual Studio
6 57 (1.23%) Maven
7 55 (1.19%) Selenium
8 51 (1.10%) Axure RP
9 46 (0.99%) TeamCity
10 40 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
11 38 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 36 (0.78%) JUnit
13 35 (0.76%) webpack
14 30 (0.65%) Artifactory
14 30 (0.65%) Cucumber
15 29 (0.63%) Subversion
16 28 (0.60%) SpecFlow
17 26 (0.56%) Ant
18 25 (0.54%) Gradle
19 24 (0.52%) Eclipse
General
1 1,130 (24.38%) Finance
2 432 (9.32%) Marketing
3 376 (8.11%) Banking
4 278 (6.00%) Retail
5 178 (3.84%) Front Office
6 131 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 116 (2.50%) Legal
8 106 (2.29%) Investment Banking
9 78 (1.68%) Law
10 72 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 65 (1.40%) Advertising
12 58 (1.25%) Manufacturing
13 57 (1.23%) Financial Institution
14 56 (1.21%) Publishing
15 35 (0.76%) Games
16 28 (0.60%) Back Office
17 24 (0.52%) Billing
18 20 (0.43%) German Language
19 19 (0.41%) Retail Banking
20 18 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 913 (19.70%) Developer
2 821 (17.72%) Analyst
3 499 (10.77%) Architect
4 401 (8.65%) Data Engineer
5 271 (5.85%) Consultant
6 265 (5.72%) Data Analyst
7 263 (5.68%) Business Analyst
8 222 (4.79%) Data Scientist
9 199 (4.29%) Data Architect
10 153 (3.30%) Designer
11 147 (3.17%) Project Manager
12 139 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
13 129 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
14 116 (2.50%) Python Developer
15 115 (2.48%) Java Developer
16 110 (2.37%) Python Engineer
17 105 (2.27%) Senior Developer
18 97 (2.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 95 (2.05%) Azure Engineer
20 92 (1.99%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (7.25%) HTML
2 291 (6.28%) CSS
3 233 (5.03%) Web Services
4 194 (4.19%) Kafka
5 190 (4.10%) .NET
6 155 (3.34%) HTML5
7 134 (2.89%) JSON
8 130 (2.81%) AngularJS
9 129 (2.78%) XML
10 122 (2.63%) REST
11 109 (2.35%) jQuery
12 108 (2.33%) React
13 107 (2.31%) Node.js
14 99 (2.14%) Sass
15 97 (2.09%) CSS3
16 92 (1.99%) Natural Language Processing
17 84 (1.81%) Pandas
18 80 (1.73%) RESTful
19 79 (1.70%) SOAP
20 69 (1.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 710 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
2 431 (9.30%) User Experience
3 192 (4.14%) Algorithms
4 144 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
5 138 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 119 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
7 106 (2.29%) Data Structures
8 98 (2.11%) Mobile App
9 84 (1.81%) Derivative
10 82 (1.77%) Social Media
11 77 (1.66%) Virtual Team
12 73 (1.58%) NHS
13 67 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 60 (1.29%) Public Cloud
15 56 (1.21%) Data Centre
15 56 (1.21%) Hedge funds
16 55 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
17 54 (1.17%) Equities
18 47 (1.01%) Robotics
19 42 (0.91%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 270 (5.83%) Linux
2 161 (3.47%) Windows
3 104 (2.24%) Unix
4 53 (1.14%) Android
5 29 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 26 (0.56%) Ubuntu
7 21 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 21 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 17 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.32%) CentOS
10 8 (0.17%) VMS
10 8 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.15%) Solaris
11 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.11%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.086%) HPUX
14 3 (0.065%) AIX
14 3 (0.065%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.065%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.065%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,542 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
2 998 (21.54%) Data Analytics
3 950 (20.50%) Business Intelligence
4 704 (15.19%) Data Science
5 568 (12.26%) Data Modelling
6 510 (11.01%) DevOps
7 506 (10.92%) Machine Learning
8 500 (10.79%) Visualisation
9 474 (10.23%) Scrum
10 430 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 421 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
12 410 (8.85%) ETL
13 368 (7.94%) Data Analysis
14 357 (7.70%) Migration
15 313 (6.75%) Project Management
16 298 (6.43%) Data Management
17 270 (5.83%) Artificial Intelligence
18 265 (5.72%) Decision-Making
19 259 (5.59%) Computer Science
20 257 (5.55%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,333 (28.77%) SQL
2 984 (21.23%) Python
3 510 (11.01%) Java
4 491 (10.60%) JavaScript
5 325 (7.01%) R
6 269 (5.80%) C#
7 185 (3.99%) Scala
8 142 (3.06%) PowerShell
9 135 (2.91%) T-SQL
10 114 (2.46%) C++
11 80 (1.73%) PL/SQL
12 72 (1.55%) Perl
13 71 (1.53%) Bash Shell
14 68 (1.47%) C
15 59 (1.27%) PHP
16 57 (1.23%) TypeScript
17 54 (1.17%) VBA
18 53 (1.14%) MATLAB
19 49 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 47 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 421 (9.09%) Degree
2 263 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 190 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 77 (1.66%) PhD
5 70 (1.51%) Master's Degree
6 62 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 43 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 31 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 27 (0.58%) CISSP
10 25 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
11 24 (0.52%) PMI Certification
12 23 (0.50%) AWS Certification
12 23 (0.50%) ISEB
13 21 (0.45%) SANS
13 21 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
14 20 (0.43%) PMP
15 17 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (0.32%) CISM
17 15 (0.32%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (4.57%) Data Quality
2 172 (3.71%) QA
3 79 (1.70%) GDPR
4 44 (0.95%) PMO
5 42 (0.91%) HL7
6 18 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.37%) IFRS
8 12 (0.26%) SLA
9 11 (0.24%) GxP
9 11 (0.24%) Solvency II
10 10 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
11 9 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
12 8 (0.17%) NIST
13 7 (0.15%) IFRS 9
14 6 (0.13%) Basel III
15 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.11%) NCSC
16 4 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials
16 4 (0.086%) HIPAA
System Software
1 239 (5.16%) Docker
2 97 (2.09%) Active Directory
3 39 (0.84%) HDFS
4 37 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (0.24%) Apache Flume
8 10 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.15%) vSphere
10 4 (0.086%) Samba
10 4 (0.086%) vCloud
10 4 (0.086%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.065%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.065%) NFS
11 3 (0.065%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 3 (0.065%) Varnish
11 3 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.043%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 188 (4.06%) Kubernetes
2 123 (2.65%) Terraform
3 117 (2.52%) Ansible
4 51 (1.10%) Puppet
5 46 (0.99%) Oozie
6 40 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 36 (0.78%) Kibana
8 26 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
9 21 (0.45%) Grafana
10 20 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.26%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.24%) CASB
12 11 (0.24%) Nessus
12 11 (0.24%) Nmap
12 11 (0.24%) SCCM
13 10 (0.22%) logstash
13 10 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (0.17%) Graphite
14 8 (0.17%) HP ALM
14 8 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 590 (12.73%) Google
2 556 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 359 (7.75%) Tableau
4 290 (6.26%) Oracle
5 276 (5.96%) Adobe
6 165 (3.56%) SAP
7 147 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
8 83 (1.79%) Databricks
9 82 (1.77%) Splunk
10 66 (1.42%) IBM
10 66 (1.42%) MicroStrategy
11 54 (1.17%) Informatica
12 52 (1.12%) Cloudera
13 50 (1.08%) Alteryx
14 42 (0.91%) Talend
14 42 (0.91%) VMware
15 38 (0.82%) Greenplum
16 36 (0.78%) Teradata
17 33 (0.71%) MuleSoft
18 32 (0.69%) Hortonworks