Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 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
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 41 44
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Analytics 3,009 2,789 4,679
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.56% 4.96% 4.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.40% 5.82% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,009 1,856 3,042
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £588
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £457
% change year-on-year +2.15% +1.81% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 32 48
10th Percentile £16.45 £18.35 £13.45
25th Percentile £20.88 £20.85 £19.89
Median hourly rate £27.00 £30.05 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.15% +0.17% +12.42%
75th Percentile £50.00 £45.63 £39.19
90th Percentile £66.00 £54.75 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.45 £24.75 £27.36
% change year-on-year -5.27% -9.52% +31.04%

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 47,027 47,897 83,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.91% 85.25% 87.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,247 31,784 56,142
10th Percentile £306 £283 £300
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £580 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £446 £435
% change year-on-year -1.91% +2.53% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,429 1,518 1,998
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.37 £11.50
25th Percentile £16.00 £15.93 £14.29
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.57 £22.65
Median % change year-on-year +22.86% -4.77% +7.86%
75th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £43.84
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.21 £20.11 £22.40
% change year-on-year +15.42% -10.22% +12.00%

Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analytics.

Daily rate trend for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analytics over the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analytics.

Hourly rate trend for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analytics over the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

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 23 April 2021. 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 +9 2,471 £525 +5.00% 926
London +9 1,618 £550 +4.76% 426
Work from Home -8 865 £500 -4.76% 200
UK excluding London -1 840 £475 +2.15% 546
North of England +35 220 £450 -10.00% 139
South East -20 196 £495 +5.32% 113
North West +42 138 £459 -3.42% 81
Midlands -3 132 £495 +16.47% 114
Scotland +16 120 £425 -5.56% 43
West Midlands +22 101 £500 +17.65% 87
East of England +7 78 £475 +11.76% 62
South West +13 73 £505 +1.00% 68
Yorkshire +10 59 £480 - 42
East Midlands -20 30 £423 -10.00% 27
North East +26 23 £450 -30.77% 16
Wales -5 14 £454 +9.34% 4
Northern Ireland +4 10 £410 -9.89% 4

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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.

1 973 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 916 (30.44%) SQL
3 822 (27.32%) Finance
4 785 (26.09%) Python
5 780 (25.92%) Azure
6 728 (24.19%) Business Intelligence
7 598 (19.87%) Data Analytics
8 570 (18.94%) Data Modelling
9 563 (18.71%) Analytical Skills
10 479 (15.92%) AWS
11 444 (14.76%) Data Warehouse
12 435 (14.46%) Power Platform
13 430 (14.29%) Power BI
14 422 (14.02%) DevOps
15 390 (12.96%) Visualisation
16 360 (11.96%) Microsoft
17 345 (11.47%) ETL
18 339 (11.27%) Big Data
19 324 (10.77%) Java
20 317 (10.54%) JavaScript
21 316 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
22 311 (10.34%) Data Science
23 309 (10.27%) Data Analysis
24 296 (9.84%) Marketing
25 277 (9.21%) Scrum
26 274 (9.11%) Tableau
27 261 (8.67%) Machine Learning
28 259 (8.61%) Degree
29 256 (8.51%) Google
30 248 (8.24%) User Experience

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
1 202 (6.71%) Apache Spark
2 95 (3.16%) SAS
3 86 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 70 (2.33%) Apache
5 64 (2.13%) Confluence
6 50 (1.66%) CMS
7 49 (1.63%) Apache Airflow
8 43 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
9 26 (0.86%) Jupyter
10 24 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 17 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 17 (0.56%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.27%) JBoss
13 8 (0.27%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.23%) Apache Pulsar
14 7 (0.23%) Luigi
14 7 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.23%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.20%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 165 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.47%) Chatbot
6 14 (0.47%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.37%) Sketch
7 11 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.33%) InDesign
9 9 (0.30%) SPSS
10 8 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.23%) InVision
11 7 (0.23%) UserZoom
12 6 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.17%) Figma
13 5 (0.17%) Stata
14 4 (0.13%) Zeplin
15 3 (0.100%) Acrobat
16 1 (0.033%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 30 (1.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 26 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
3 21 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.37%) HFM
6 7 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.20%) Magento
7 6 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (0.20%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 6 (0.20%) Oracle FAH
7 6 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 6 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
7 6 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 5 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.17%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 780 (25.92%) Azure
2 479 (15.92%) AWS
3 435 (14.46%) Power Platform
4 210 (6.98%) GCP
5 169 (5.62%) Azure Data Factory
6 163 (5.42%) Google Analytics
7 120 (3.99%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 114 (3.79%) Serverless
9 90 (2.99%) Amazon S3
10 79 (2.63%) GitHub
11 65 (2.16%) PaaS
12 58 (1.93%) Adobe Analytics
13 54 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
13 54 (1.79%) SaaS
14 44 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
15 40 (1.33%) Azure Functions
16 39 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
17 37 (1.23%) PowerApps
18 36 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
19 35 (1.16%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.06%) Firewall
2 26 (0.86%) Network Security
3 25 (0.83%) HTTP
4 22 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.73%) VPN
5 15 (0.50%) SSL
6 14 (0.47%) DNS
7 13 (0.43%) WAN
8 12 (0.40%) LAN
9 11 (0.37%) Intranet
10 10 (0.33%) 5G
10 10 (0.33%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.33%) Internet
11 7 (0.23%) 4G
11 7 (0.23%) RTMP
12 6 (0.20%) Radio Access Network
12 6 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
12 6 (0.20%) Wireless
13 5 (0.17%) 2G
13 5 (0.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (14.76%) Data Warehouse
2 430 (14.29%) Power BI
3 339 (11.27%) Big Data
4 274 (9.11%) Tableau
5 205 (6.81%) Data Lake
6 194 (6.45%) SQL Server
7 155 (5.15%) Hadoop
8 113 (3.76%) NoSQL
9 112 (3.72%) Relational Database
10 104 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 94 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
12 86 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
13 70 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
14 69 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 68 (2.26%) Snowflake Schema
16 64 (2.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 63 (2.09%) MongoDB
18 60 (1.99%) Data Mining
19 59 (1.96%) Apache Hive
19 59 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 182 (6.05%) Git (software)
2 175 (5.82%) JIRA
3 121 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 56 (1.86%) Visual Studio
5 52 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
6 35 (1.16%) Maven
7 28 (0.93%) TeamCity
8 26 (0.86%) Cucumber
9 25 (0.83%) GitLab
10 19 (0.63%) Subversion
11 17 (0.56%) PowerDesigner
12 14 (0.47%) Axure RP
12 14 (0.47%) Bitbucket
12 14 (0.47%) Gradle
12 14 (0.47%) Selenium
13 13 (0.43%) Artifactory
14 12 (0.40%) kappa
15 11 (0.37%) ERwin
16 10 (0.33%) JUnit
16 10 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 822 (27.32%) Finance
2 296 (9.84%) Marketing
3 229 (7.61%) Public Sector
4 212 (7.05%) Banking
5 184 (6.11%) Front Office
6 98 (3.26%) Retail
7 91 (3.02%) Manufacturing
8 82 (2.73%) Investment Banking
9 76 (2.53%) Telecoms
10 60 (1.99%) Legal
11 58 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 53 (1.76%) Electronics
13 39 (1.30%) Publishing
14 25 (0.83%) Games
15 22 (0.73%) French Language
16 19 (0.63%) German Language
16 19 (0.63%) Law
16 19 (0.63%) Local Government
17 18 (0.60%) Advertising
18 17 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 619 (20.57%) Developer
2 488 (16.22%) Analyst
3 405 (13.46%) Architect
4 309 (10.27%) Data Engineer
5 230 (7.64%) Data Architect
6 172 (5.72%) Data Analyst
7 169 (5.62%) Consultant
8 123 (4.09%) Business Analyst
9 108 (3.59%) Data Scientist
10 103 (3.42%) Azure Engineer
11 102 (3.39%) Designer
12 101 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
13 100 (3.32%) Python Developer
14 77 (2.56%) Project Manager
15 66 (2.19%) Data Modeller
16 64 (2.13%) Front Office Developer
16 64 (2.13%) SQL Analyst
17 60 (1.99%) Financial Analyst
18 59 (1.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 58 (1.93%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (6.05%) .NET
2 145 (4.82%) React
3 142 (4.72%) HTML
4 139 (4.62%) Kafka
5 121 (4.02%) AngularJS
6 108 (3.59%) CSS
7 88 (2.92%) Node.js
8 87 (2.89%) Web Services
9 68 (2.26%) JSON
9 68 (2.26%) PySpark
10 66 (2.19%) NumPy
11 64 (2.13%) REST
11 64 (2.13%) RESTful
12 54 (1.79%) Pandas
13 49 (1.63%) HTML5
14 40 (1.33%) Vue.js
14 40 (1.33%) XML
15 39 (1.30%) D3.js
16 37 (1.23%) ASP.NET
17 34 (1.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 563 (18.71%) Analytical Skills
2 248 (8.24%) User Experience
3 128 (4.25%) Derivative
4 118 (3.92%) Equities
5 113 (3.76%) Fixed Income
6 108 (3.59%) Hedge funds
7 106 (3.52%) Management Information System
8 99 (3.29%) Data Structures
9 95 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
10 67 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
11 64 (2.13%) Algorithms
12 63 (2.09%) Social Media
13 54 (1.79%) Cloud Native
14 53 (1.76%) Equity Derivative
14 53 (1.76%) NHS
15 52 (1.73%) Credit Risk
16 51 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 48 (1.60%) Virtual Team
18 43 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
19 32 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 107 (3.56%) Linux
2 88 (2.92%) Windows
3 54 (1.79%) Unix
4 18 (0.60%) Apple iOS
5 13 (0.43%) Android
6 10 (0.33%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.17%) CentOS
8 3 (0.100%) AIX
8 3 (0.100%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.100%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.100%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.066%) Alpine Linux
9 2 (0.066%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.033%) SUSE
10 1 (0.033%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 973 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 728 (24.19%) Business Intelligence
3 598 (19.87%) Data Analytics
4 570 (18.94%) Data Modelling
5 422 (14.02%) DevOps
6 390 (12.96%) Visualisation
7 345 (11.47%) ETL
8 316 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
9 311 (10.34%) Data Science
10 309 (10.27%) Data Analysis
11 277 (9.21%) Scrum
12 261 (8.67%) Machine Learning
13 233 (7.74%) Data Architecture
14 212 (7.05%) Data Engineering
15 211 (7.01%) Data Management
16 198 (6.58%) Data Visualisation
17 195 (6.48%) Data Integration
18 192 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 188 (6.25%) Software Engineering
20 178 (5.92%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 916 (30.44%) SQL
2 785 (26.09%) Python
3 324 (10.77%) Java
4 317 (10.54%) JavaScript
5 189 (6.28%) R
6 176 (5.85%) C#
7 131 (4.35%) Scala
8 116 (3.86%) PowerShell
9 106 (3.52%) TypeScript
10 92 (3.06%) C++
11 59 (1.96%) C
11 59 (1.96%) PL/SQL
12 50 (1.66%) T-SQL
13 38 (1.26%) VBA
14 32 (1.06%) Bash Shell
15 31 (1.03%) Go
16 22 (0.73%) Kotlin
17 21 (0.70%) Perl
18 19 (0.63%) VB
19 18 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 259 (8.61%) Degree
2 229 (7.61%) Security Cleared
3 170 (5.65%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (0.93%) PhD
6 25 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 20 (0.66%) PMP
8 19 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 19 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (0.53%) AWS Certification
11 15 (0.50%) Master's Degree
11 15 (0.50%) PMI Certification
12 14 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
13 12 (0.40%) SAS Certification
14 10 (0.33%) CISSP
15 8 (0.27%) RHCE
16 7 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (0.23%) CISM
16 7 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (5.35%) Data Quality
2 122 (4.05%) QA
3 60 (1.99%) GDPR
4 24 (0.80%) PMO
5 22 (0.73%) SLA
6 15 (0.50%) WCAG
7 10 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
8 8 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.23%) IFRS
10 6 (0.20%) NCSC
10 6 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.17%) NIST
12 4 (0.13%) IFRS 9
12 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.100%) COREP
14 2 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.066%) GRC
15 1 (0.033%) Basel III
15 1 (0.033%) SOC 2
System Software
1 111 (3.69%) Docker
2 59 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 25 (0.83%) HDFS
4 12 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.23%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.13%) Firmware
10 3 (0.100%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.100%) Samba
10 3 (0.100%) vSphere
10 3 (0.100%) XenApp
10 3 (0.100%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.033%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.033%) IAG
11 1 (0.033%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.033%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.033%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 117 (3.89%) Kubernetes
2 88 (2.92%) Terraform
3 43 (1.43%) Ansible
4 42 (1.40%) Grafana
5 23 (0.76%) Puppet
6 20 (0.66%) Kibana
6 20 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
8 17 (0.56%) Prometheus
9 13 (0.43%) SCCM
10 12 (0.40%) Oozie
11 11 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
12 9 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 8 (0.27%) CASB
14 7 (0.23%) CloudForms
14 7 (0.23%) Red Hat Satellite
15 6 (0.20%) HP ALM
15 6 (0.20%) ZABBIX
16 5 (0.17%) Packer
16 5 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 360 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 256 (8.51%) Google
3 239 (7.94%) Oracle
4 233 (7.74%) SAP
5 186 (6.18%) Databricks
6 129 (4.29%) Adobe
7 76 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
8 67 (2.23%) Informatica
9 60 (1.99%) Splunk
10 51 (1.69%) Remedy
11 49 (1.63%) IBM
12 37 (1.23%) Teradata
13 36 (1.20%) Sparx
14 35 (1.16%) ServiceNow
15 33 (1.10%) Cloudera
16 27 (0.90%) Alteryx
16 27 (0.90%) Talend
17 26 (0.86%) MuleSoft
18 21 (0.70%) BiZZdesign
18 21 (0.70%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud