Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Business Analytics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analytics over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 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.

Business Analytics
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 709 744 726
Rank change year-on-year +35 -18 +35
Contract jobs citing Business Analytics 167 126 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 88 102
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +1.41% -1.39%
10th Percentile £287 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £675 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £410
% change year-on-year -1.16% +4.88% -11.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
UK median hourly rate £36.50 - £24.80
10th Percentile £27.70 - £15.88
90th Percentile £45.85 - £35.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - £14.00

Business 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 84,751 81,431 88,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.80% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,763 53,927 57,391
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,966 2,259 2,698
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.93% +16.75%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

Business Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analytics in the UK

Business Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analytics in the UK

Business Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analytics over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analytics in the UK

Business Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analytics in the UK

Business Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analytics over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analytics in the UK

Business Analytics
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analytics within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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 +46 154 £468 +3.89% 58
London +4 95 £500 +5.26% 35
UK excluding London +5 66 £425 -1.16% 25
South East -16 32 £425 +4.87% 4
Midlands +13 10 £495 +23.75% 5
East of England -9 8 £535 +94.55% 6
Scotland -5 7 £330 -26.67% 2
West Midlands +11 6 £495 +23.75% 5
North of England +32 5 £425 -15.00% 5
South West +12 4 £463 +0.54% 3
North West +12 4 £425 -15.00% 3
East Midlands - 4 £438 -
Yorkshire +13 1 £425 -15.00% 2

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analytics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Analytics.

1 167 (100.00%) Analytics
2 118 (70.66%) Business Intelligence
3 64 (38.32%) SQL
4 51 (30.54%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (28.74%) Big Data
5 48 (28.74%) Microsoft
6 44 (26.35%) Finance
7 41 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (22.16%) Data Modelling
8 37 (22.16%) Tableau
9 36 (21.56%) Hadoop
9 36 (21.56%) Oracle
10 35 (20.96%) SQL Server
11 31 (18.56%) ETL
11 31 (18.56%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (18.56%) Machine Learning
12 30 (17.96%) Apache Spark
12 30 (17.96%) Scrum
12 30 (17.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 28 (16.77%) Data Analytics
13 28 (16.77%) Visualisation
14 24 (14.37%) CRM
15 22 (13.17%) Microsoft Excel
15 22 (13.17%) Degree
15 22 (13.17%) Power BI
16 21 (12.57%) Java
17 20 (11.98%) Python
17 20 (11.98%) SAS
17 20 (11.98%) Project Management
17 20 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure

Business 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 30 (17.96%) Apache Spark
2 20 (11.98%) SAS
3 15 (8.98%) Confluence
4 14 (8.38%) Apache
5 13 (7.78%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.39%) JBoss
6 9 (5.39%) Tomcat
7 8 (4.79%) CMS
8 7 (4.19%) MS Project Server
9 4 (2.40%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.20%) GeoServer
10 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (13.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (6.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (5.99%) SPSS
4 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (2.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.20%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.79%) Azure Data Factory
3 6 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.40%) Azure Machine Learning
6 3 (1.80%) Data Lake Analytics
6 3 (1.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.60%) SaaS
8 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.19%) Kerberos
2 4 (2.40%) Internet
3 3 (1.80%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (28.74%) Big Data
2 36 (21.56%) Hadoop
3 35 (20.96%) SQL Server
4 31 (18.56%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (17.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (13.17%) Power BI
7 19 (11.38%) NoSQL
8 18 (10.78%) QlikView
9 14 (8.38%) Data Lake
10 13 (7.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (7.19%) Relational Database
12 11 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (5.99%) HBase
13 10 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (5.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (5.39%) DataStax
15 8 (4.79%) Mahout
16 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 6 (3.59%) DataStage
17 6 (3.59%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (10.78%) JIRA
2 10 (5.99%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.99%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.20%) Codeship
5 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.20%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.60%) Maven
6 1 (0.60%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.60%) Selenium
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (26.35%) Finance
2 19 (11.38%) Marketing
3 17 (10.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 11 (6.59%) Banking
5 10 (5.99%) Retail
6 5 (2.99%) Legal
7 4 (2.40%) Back Office
7 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.80%) Billing
8 3 (1.80%) German Language
8 3 (1.80%) Spanish Language
9 2 (1.20%) Advertising
9 2 (1.20%) Front Office
9 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.60%) French Language
10 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.60%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (25.15%) Analyst
2 27 (16.17%) Developer
3 20 (11.98%) Architect
4 18 (10.78%) Business Analyst
5 15 (8.98%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 15 (8.98%) Project Manager
6 12 (7.19%) Consultant
7 11 (6.59%) SQL Developer
8 9 (5.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (4.79%) Data Analyst
9 8 (4.79%) Data Architect
9 8 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.19%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (3.59%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 6 (3.59%) Lead Architect
11 6 (3.59%) Tester
12 5 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Specialist
12 5 (2.99%) Data Engineer
12 5 (2.99%) IT Manager
12 5 (2.99%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.99%) Natural Language Processing
2 9 (5.39%) Apache Camel
2 9 (5.39%) Guice
2 9 (5.39%) Kafka
2 9 (5.39%) RESTEasy
3 8 (4.79%) MLlib
4 5 (2.99%) .NET
4 5 (2.99%) REST
4 5 (2.99%) Spring
5 4 (2.40%) D3.js
5 4 (2.40%) Drools
5 4 (2.40%) JSON
5 4 (2.40%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (2.40%) Spring Boot
5 4 (2.40%) TinkerPop
5 4 (2.40%) XML
6 3 (1.80%) FIXML
6 3 (1.80%) RESTful
6 3 (1.80%) SailPoint
6 3 (1.80%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 51 (30.54%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.18%) Management Information System
3 15 (8.98%) FMCG
4 10 (5.99%) User Experience
5 8 (4.79%) Linked Data
5 8 (4.79%) Social Media
6 7 (4.19%) Virtual Team
7 6 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.99%) Robotics
9 4 (2.40%) Digital Media
9 4 (2.40%) Internet of Things
9 4 (2.40%) PMI
10 3 (1.80%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.80%) Derivative
10 3 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.20%) NHS
12 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.60%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.99%) Unix
2 8 (4.79%) Linux
3 5 (2.99%) Windows
4 2 (1.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (100.00%) Analytics
2 118 (70.66%) Business Intelligence
3 41 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (22.16%) Data Modelling
5 31 (18.56%) ETL
5 31 (18.56%) Machine Learning
6 30 (17.96%) Scrum
7 28 (16.77%) Data Analytics
7 28 (16.77%) Visualisation
8 24 (14.37%) CRM
9 20 (11.98%) Project Management
10 18 (10.78%) Change Management
11 17 (10.18%) Open Source
12 16 (9.58%) Content Management
12 16 (9.58%) SDLC
13 15 (8.98%) Information Management
13 15 (8.98%) ITIL
13 15 (8.98%) Use Case
14 13 (7.78%) E-Commerce
14 13 (7.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 64 (38.32%) SQL
2 21 (12.57%) Java
3 20 (11.98%) Python
4 19 (11.38%) R
5 14 (8.38%) Scala
6 13 (7.78%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.39%) Gremlin
8 8 (4.79%) MATLAB
8 8 (4.79%) SPARQL
9 7 (4.19%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.99%) ABAP
11 4 (2.40%) C#
11 4 (2.40%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.40%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.40%) VBScript
12 3 (1.80%) U-SQL
12 3 (1.80%) VB
13 2 (1.20%) Go
13 2 (1.20%) Ruby
14 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (13.17%) Degree
2 10 (5.99%) PMI Certification
2 10 (5.99%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.59%) PMP
5 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.40%) ISEB
7 2 (1.20%) APMP
7 2 (1.20%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.38%) Data Quality
2 9 (5.39%) QA
3 5 (2.99%) GDPR
4 3 (1.80%) GAMP
4 3 (1.80%) ISO 20022
4 3 (1.80%) SLA
5 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (5.39%) Docker
2 6 (3.59%) HDFS
3 4 (2.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (1.80%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (5.39%) Ambari
1 9 (5.39%) Ansible
1 9 (5.39%) Kubernetes
1 9 (5.39%) Puppet
1 9 (5.39%) Terraform
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.60%) Graphite
4 1 (0.60%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 48 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 37 (22.16%) Tableau
3 36 (21.56%) Oracle
4 12 (7.19%) Google
5 9 (5.39%) IBM
6 8 (4.79%) SAP
7 7 (4.19%) Cognos
7 7 (4.19%) Hortonworks
8 6 (3.59%) Informatica
9 5 (2.99%) Blue Prism
9 5 (2.99%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (2.99%) Splunk
10 3 (1.80%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.80%) CyberArk
10 3 (1.80%) Lieberman
10 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.80%) Thycotic
11 2 (1.20%) Alteryx
12 1 (0.60%) IFS
12 1 (0.60%) MuleSoft