Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 477 772 806
Rank change year-on-year +295 +34 +56
Contract jobs citing Chatbot 60 48 94
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.057% 0.091%
As % of the Applications category 2.43% 0.66% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 27 52
Median daily rate £463 £410 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.80% -18.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £350 £388
90th Percentile £713 £564 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £449 £393 £475
% change year-on-year +14.46% -17.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Median hourly rate £26.22 £35.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.09% -20.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 2,466 7,233 8,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.51% 8.52% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,489 4,281 5,247
Median daily rate £375 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.54% +6.57%
10th Percentile £131 £148 £145
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -5.71% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 675 801
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +9.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% +9.68% +6.90%

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 30 October 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 12 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 30 October 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 +300 50 £500 +17.65% 15
London +190 33 £500 +17.65% 6
UK excluding London +282 17 £449 +14.46% 10
Work from Home -100 10 £425 +13.33% 2
South East +195 8 £537 - 4
North of England +122 5 - -
North West - 5 - -
Scotland +78 1 £388 +1.97%
East of England - 1 £500 -
Wales - 1 £425 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £500 - 2
Midlands - 1 £500 - 3

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 60 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 24 (40.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (26.67%) C#
5 15 (25.00%) Machine Learning
6 14 (23.33%) JavaScript
7 13 (21.67%) .NET
8 12 (20.00%) SQL
8 12 (20.00%) Python
8 12 (20.00%) User Experience
9 11 (18.33%) RESTful
10 10 (16.67%) Banking
10 10 (16.67%) Investment Banking
10 10 (16.67%) React
10 10 (16.67%) Natural Language Processing
10 10 (16.67%) Node.js
11 9 (15.00%) NoSQL
12 8 (13.33%) GCP
12 8 (13.33%) DevOps
12 8 (13.33%) TypeScript
12 8 (13.33%) ES6
12 8 (13.33%) Robotics
12 8 (13.33%) CSS
12 8 (13.33%) Java
12 8 (13.33%) Workflow
13 7 (11.67%) HTML
13 7 (11.67%) Pair Programming
13 7 (11.67%) AngularJS
13 7 (11.67%) AWS
14 6 (10.00%) REST

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 3 (5.00%) CMS
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.67%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) Gunicorn
3 1 (1.67%) nginx
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.67%) Figma
1 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.67%) Sketch
1 1 (1.67%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) GCP
2 7 (11.67%) AWS
3 5 (8.33%) Azure
4 3 (5.00%) Dialogflow
5 2 (3.33%) Amazon Alexa
5 2 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.33%) IaaS
5 2 (3.33%) PaaS
6 1 (1.67%) Azure LUIS
6 1 (1.67%) GitHub
6 1 (1.67%) npm
6 1 (1.67%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) SMS
2 3 (5.00%) RTMP
3 2 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (1.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.00%) Redis
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.33%) Big Data
4 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.00%) Blockchain
6 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.33%) Sqoop
7 1 (1.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) CircleCI
1 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.33%) JMeter
1 2 (3.33%) MLflow
1 2 (3.33%) Mocha
1 2 (3.33%) Postman
1 2 (3.33%) Selenium
1 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.67%) Android Studio
2 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (16.67%) Banking
1 10 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 5 (8.33%) Finance
3 4 (6.67%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.33%) Back Office
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (48.33%) Developer
2 7 (11.67%) Architect
2 7 (11.67%) C# Developer
2 7 (11.67%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
3 6 (10.00%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
4 5 (8.33%) Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Tester
6 3 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (5.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Pega Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Automation Developer
7 2 (3.33%) JavaScript Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.33%) React Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Telephony Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) .NET
2 11 (18.33%) RESTful
3 10 (16.67%) Natural Language Processing
3 10 (16.67%) Node.js
3 10 (16.67%) React
4 8 (13.33%) CSS
5 7 (11.67%) AngularJS
5 7 (11.67%) HTML
6 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (10.00%) DOM
6 6 (10.00%) Electron Framework
6 6 (10.00%) OpenFin
6 6 (10.00%) REST
6 6 (10.00%) Web Services
6 6 (10.00%) WPF
7 5 (8.33%) JSON
8 3 (5.00%) Vue.js
9 2 (3.33%) Jest
9 2 (3.33%) React Native
9 2 (3.33%) Semantic UI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) User Experience
2 8 (13.33%) Robotics
3 6 (10.00%) Derivative
3 6 (10.00%) Equities
3 6 (10.00%) Fixed Income
3 6 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.67%) Client/Server
6 3 (5.00%) IVR
7 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.33%) Cloud Native
7 2 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (3.33%) Public Cloud
7 2 (3.33%) Social Media
8 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.67%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Android
2 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 24 (40.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (25.00%) Machine Learning
5 8 (13.33%) DevOps
5 8 (13.33%) Workflow
6 7 (11.67%) Pair Programming
7 6 (10.00%) Analytics
7 6 (10.00%) Case Management
7 6 (10.00%) SDLC
7 6 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (8.33%) Robotic Process Automation
9 4 (6.67%) CRM
9 4 (6.67%) TDD
9 4 (6.67%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.67%) Use Case
10 3 (5.00%) CRUD
10 3 (5.00%) Decision-Making
10 3 (5.00%) Multithreading
10 3 (5.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.67%) C#
2 14 (23.33%) JavaScript
3 12 (20.00%) Python
3 12 (20.00%) SQL
4 8 (13.33%) ES6
4 8 (13.33%) Java
4 8 (13.33%) TypeScript
5 2 (3.33%) PHP
5 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.67%) C
6 1 (1.67%) Go
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Kubeflow
1 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Blue Prism
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (10.00%) Oracle
2 5 (8.33%) IBM
2 5 (8.33%) UiPath
3 4 (6.67%) Google
3 4 (6.67%) Mitel
3 4 (6.67%) Oblix
4 3 (5.00%) Facebook
4 3 (5.00%) Genesys
4 3 (5.00%) Pega
4 3 (5.00%) Verint
5 2 (3.33%) Ariba
5 2 (3.33%) SAP
5 2 (3.33%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.33%) Twitter
6 1 (1.67%) Automation Anywhere
6 1 (1.67%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com