Period
to 23 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Chatbot skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Chatbot 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.

Chatbots
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 587 593 777
Rank change year-on-year +6 +184 +72
Contract jobs citing Chatbot 73 62 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Applications category 1.99% 1.28% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 41 40
10th Percentile £350 £190 £324
25th Percentile £413 £350 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £513
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -7.32% -6.82%
75th Percentile £613 £519 £588
90th Percentile £713 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £350 £506
% change year-on-year +35.71% -30.86% +19.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.50 - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 - -

Chatbot is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 3,670 4,830 7,977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.78% 8.60% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,224 2,836 4,778
10th Percentile £150 £140 £143
25th Percentile £250 £206 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £350 £375
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +3.45%
75th Percentile £500 £478 £476
90th Percentile £588 £561 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 530 638
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.54 £10.75
25th Percentile £13.50 £13.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £16.27
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +10.63% +4.58%
75th Percentile £30.00 £23.38 £24.69
90th Percentile £45.40 £43.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £15.93
% change year-on-year +5.71% +9.86% +6.20%

Chatbot
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Chatbot in the UK

Chatbot
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Chatbot in the UK

Chatbot
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Daily rate histogram for Chatbot in the UK

Chatbot
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Chatbot in the UK

Chatbot
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chatbot 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 +58 60 £500 +8.11% 12
London +1 33 £525 +10.53% 7
UK excluding London +93 26 £475 +35.71% 6
Work from Home -244 20 £455 +30.00% 3
South East +79 19 £400 +3.23% 3
Wales - 4 £463 -
North of England +55 2 £475 +167.61%
North West +24 1 £475 +167.61%
North East - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Chatbot 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 Chatbot.

1 73 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 44 (60.27%) Artificial Intelligence
3 35 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (31.51%) JavaScript
5 22 (30.14%) JSON
5 22 (30.14%) RESTful
6 20 (27.40%) Finance
7 18 (24.66%) Machine Learning
8 17 (23.29%) HTML
9 15 (20.55%) CSS
9 15 (20.55%) AWS
9 15 (20.55%) HTML5
9 15 (20.55%) Natural Language Processing
9 15 (20.55%) GDPR
10 14 (19.18%) Analytics
11 12 (16.44%) Change Control
11 12 (16.44%) CSS3
11 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (16.44%) Local Government
11 12 (16.44%) Web Services
11 12 (16.44%) Workflow
12 11 (15.07%) Information Security
12 11 (15.07%) Law
12 11 (15.07%) PHP
12 11 (15.07%) SQL
12 11 (15.07%) Release Management
12 11 (15.07%) Jadu
12 11 (15.07%) Social Media
12 11 (15.07%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (15.07%) Twig

Chatbot
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 11 (15.07%) Jadu
2 2 (2.74%) Camunda
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
3 1 (1.37%) Moodle
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.55%) AWS
2 10 (13.70%) Power Platform
3 9 (12.33%) AWS Lambda
3 9 (12.33%) Serverless
4 8 (10.96%) Azure
5 4 (5.48%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (5.48%) Amazon EKS
5 4 (5.48%) Amazon Kinesis
5 4 (5.48%) GitHub
5 4 (5.48%) OpenShift
5 4 (5.48%) PaaS
6 3 (4.11%) Amazon S3
6 3 (4.11%) CloudFront
6 3 (4.11%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (4.11%) GCP
6 3 (4.11%) Power Automate
7 2 (2.74%) Dialogflow
7 2 (2.74%) Google Analytics
7 2 (2.74%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) RTMP
2 3 (4.11%) HTTP
3 1 (1.37%) MGCP
3 1 (1.37%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 7 (9.59%) Power BI
1 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
1 7 (9.59%) Tableau
2 5 (6.85%) Big Data
2 5 (6.85%) Blockchain
3 4 (5.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Artifactory
1 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.48%) CircleCI
4 3 (4.11%) Mocha
5 2 (2.74%) JIRA
5 2 (2.74%) webpack
6 1 (1.37%) JMeter
6 1 (1.37%) Postman
6 1 (1.37%) Selenium
6 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (27.40%) Finance
2 12 (16.44%) Local Government
3 11 (15.07%) Law
4 7 (9.59%) Banking
5 4 (5.48%) Marketing
6 3 (4.11%) Investment Banking
6 3 (4.11%) Publishing
6 3 (4.11%) Retail
6 3 (4.11%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.74%) Legal
7 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.37%) Back Office
8 1 (1.37%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.37%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 21 (28.77%) Developer
2 8 (10.96%) Analyst
3 7 (9.59%) C# Developer
3 7 (9.59%) Python Developer
3 7 (9.59%) Team Leader
4 6 (8.22%) Consultant
4 6 (8.22%) SQL Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Architect
6 4 (5.48%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (5.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Digital Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Process Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Scrum Master
7 3 (4.11%) Automation Developer
7 3 (4.11%) JavaScript Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.14%) JSON
1 22 (30.14%) RESTful
2 17 (23.29%) HTML
3 15 (20.55%) CSS
3 15 (20.55%) HTML5
4 12 (16.44%) CSS3
4 12 (16.44%) Web Services
5 11 (15.07%) Twig
6 9 (12.33%) Node.js
7 8 (10.96%) REST
8 7 (9.59%) React
9 4 (5.48%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.11%) .NET
10 3 (4.11%) Enzyme
10 3 (4.11%) Express
10 3 (4.11%) Jest
10 3 (4.11%) Next.js
10 3 (4.11%) Redux
10 3 (4.11%) Sass
10 3 (4.11%) Semantic UI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Social Media
2 9 (12.33%) Client/Server
3 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.48%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.48%) User Experience
5 2 (2.74%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) IVR
6 1 (1.37%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Android
1 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 44 (60.27%) Artificial Intelligence
3 35 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (24.66%) Machine Learning
5 15 (20.55%) Natural Language Processing
6 14 (19.18%) Analytics
7 12 (16.44%) Change Control
7 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (16.44%) Workflow
8 11 (15.07%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (15.07%) Information Security
8 11 (15.07%) Release Management
9 10 (13.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (12.33%) DevOps
10 9 (12.33%) Multithreading
10 9 (12.33%) Test Automation
10 9 (12.33%) Visualisation
11 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (9.59%) Scrum
11 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.51%) JavaScript
2 11 (15.07%) PHP
2 11 (15.07%) SQL
3 10 (13.70%) C#
3 10 (13.70%) Python
4 1 (1.37%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.37%) C
4 1 (1.37%) ES6
4 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.37%) SOQL
4 1 (1.37%) SOSL
4 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.55%) GDPR
2 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Docker
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Ansible
1 7 (9.59%) Terraform
2 6 (8.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) IBM
2 7 (9.59%) Google
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.37%) Adobe
5 1 (1.37%) Genesys