Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 495 781 823
Rank change year-on-year +286 +42 +36
Contract jobs citing Chatbot 53 64 85
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.070% 0.083%
As % of the Applications category 1.82% 0.84% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 28 54
Median daily rate £475 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% -0.95% +10.53%
10th Percentile £263 £378 £413
90th Percentile £713 £658 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +53.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 2,911 7,607 8,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.26% 8.35% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,663 4,484 5,164
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £135 £150 £150
90th Percentile £588 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 659 767
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.52 £10.80 £10.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £39.70
Median hourly rate £18.98 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +15.03% +6.45% +3.33%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +283 48 £475 -8.65% 18
London +192 32 £469 -10.71% 13
UK excluding London +250 16 £500 -4.76% 5
South East +173 12 £525 - 2
Work from Home -16 4 £425 +13.33% 2
North of England +123 2 £500 - 1
North West +81 2 £500 - 1
East of England - 1 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 £500 - 1
Midlands - 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 53 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 29 (54.72%) Artificial Intelligence
3 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (33.96%) Machine Learning
5 17 (32.08%) User Experience
5 17 (32.08%) C#
6 14 (26.42%) .NET
7 13 (24.53%) Node.js
7 13 (24.53%) Natural Language Processing
8 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
9 11 (20.75%) SQL
9 11 (20.75%) Python
9 11 (20.75%) Robotics
10 9 (16.98%) Investment Banking
10 9 (16.98%) Banking
10 9 (16.98%) RESTful
10 9 (16.98%) UiPath
11 8 (15.09%) React
11 8 (15.09%) Blue Prism
11 8 (15.09%) CSS
11 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
11 8 (15.09%) Workflow
12 7 (13.21%) Web Services
12 7 (13.21%) HTML
12 7 (13.21%) AWS
12 7 (13.21%) MongoDB
12 7 (13.21%) NoSQL
12 7 (13.21%) Content Management
12 7 (13.21%) TypeScript
12 7 (13.21%) Analytics

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 6 (11.32%) CMS
2 2 (3.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) Gunicorn
3 1 (1.89%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Sketch
2 1 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.89%) Figma
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.89%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) AWS
2 6 (11.32%) Azure
3 4 (7.55%) IaaS
3 4 (7.55%) PaaS
4 3 (5.66%) Azure LUIS
5 2 (3.77%) Amazon Alexa
5 2 (3.77%) Dialogflow
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) SMS
2 3 (5.66%) RTMP
3 2 (3.77%) LAN
4 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) MongoDB
1 7 (13.21%) NoSQL
2 6 (11.32%) Redis
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) Big Data
4 1 (1.89%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.89%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.89%) DTS
4 1 (1.89%) GIS
4 1 (1.89%) Looker
4 1 (1.89%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.89%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) CircleCI
1 3 (5.66%) Mocha
General
1 9 (16.98%) Banking
1 9 (16.98%) Investment Banking
2 4 (7.55%) Marketing
3 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Law
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Developer
2 9 (16.98%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
3 7 (13.21%) C# Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Architect
4 6 (11.32%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
4 6 (11.32%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Agile Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) JavaScript Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Web Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Implementation Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Salesforce Developer
7 2 (3.77%) SAP Developer
7 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Technologist
7 2 (3.77%) Telephony Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) .NET
2 13 (24.53%) Natural Language Processing
2 13 (24.53%) Node.js
3 9 (16.98%) RESTful
4 8 (15.09%) CSS
4 8 (15.09%) React
5 7 (13.21%) AngularJS
5 7 (13.21%) HTML
5 7 (13.21%) Web Services
6 6 (11.32%) .NET Framework
6 6 (11.32%) DOM
6 6 (11.32%) Electron Framework
6 6 (11.32%) OpenFin
6 6 (11.32%) WPF
7 5 (9.43%) JSON
8 3 (5.66%) Enzyme
8 3 (5.66%) Express
8 3 (5.66%) Jest
8 3 (5.66%) REST
8 3 (5.66%) Semantic UI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) User Experience
2 11 (20.75%) Robotics
3 6 (11.32%) Derivative
3 6 (11.32%) Equities
3 6 (11.32%) Fixed Income
3 6 (11.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (7.55%) Public Cloud
5 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.77%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (3.77%) IVR
6 2 (3.77%) Marketing Technology
6 2 (3.77%) Social Media
7 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.89%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Android
1 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 29 (54.72%) Artificial Intelligence
3 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (33.96%) Machine Learning
5 8 (15.09%) Workflow
6 7 (13.21%) Analytics
6 7 (13.21%) Content Management
7 6 (11.32%) Pair Programming
7 6 (11.32%) Project Delivery
7 6 (11.32%) Robotic Process Automation
7 6 (11.32%) SDLC
7 6 (11.32%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) Project Governance
8 5 (9.43%) Use Case
9 4 (7.55%) Business Process Modelling
9 4 (7.55%) Technical Leadership
10 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
10 3 (5.66%) Feasibility Study
10 3 (5.66%) Multithreading
10 3 (5.66%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) C#
2 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
3 11 (20.75%) Python
3 11 (20.75%) SQL
4 7 (13.21%) TypeScript
5 6 (11.32%) ES6
5 6 (11.32%) Java
6 3 (5.66%) PHP
7 1 (1.89%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.89%) SOQL
7 1 (1.89%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
1 3 (5.66%) PhD
2 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.89%) PMP
2 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) GDPR
2 1 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) UiPath
2 8 (15.09%) Blue Prism
2 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.32%) Oracle
4 5 (9.43%) Automation Anywhere
5 4 (7.55%) Mitel
6 3 (5.66%) Facebook
6 3 (5.66%) Google
6 3 (5.66%) Oblix
7 2 (3.77%) Adobe
7 2 (3.77%) Ariba
7 2 (3.77%) Gigya
7 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.77%) SAP
7 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.77%) Twitter
8 1 (1.89%) Avaya
8 1 (1.89%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud