Period
to 27 May 2019

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 27 May 2019 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 761 827 831
Rank change year-on-year +66 +4 -
Contract jobs citing Chatbot 86 59 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.059% 0.004%
As % of the Applications category 1.15% 0.67% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 4
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +34.69% -
10th Percentile £344 £333 £290
90th Percentile £650 £630 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £470 £310
% change year-on-year +9.04% +51.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £33.66 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.57% - -
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 7,458 8,846 8,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.23% 8.78% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,411 5,347 4,724
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £145 £145 £145
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 612 769 728
UK median hourly rate £16.73 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.38% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.81 £10.50 £9.92
90th Percentile £44.13 £38.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.11 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.61% +1.67% -9.09%

Chatbot
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Chatbot in the UK

Chatbot
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Chatbot in the UK

Chatbot
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Chatbot over the 6 months to 27 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Chatbot in the UK

Chatbot
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Chatbot in the UK

Chatbot
Top 8 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 27 May 2019. 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 +71 83 £506 +2.27% 12
London +84 54 £494 -8.14% 4
UK excluding London +3 24 £513 +9.04% 11
South East +20 17 £515 +6.19% 1
North of England +10 4 £388 +10.71% 3
Scotland +19 3 £413 -16.24% 1
North West +14 3 £400 +14.29% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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 86 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 37 (43.02%) Artificial Intelligence
3 29 (33.72%) User Experience
4 27 (31.40%) Natural Language Processing
5 26 (30.23%) Analytics
6 24 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
7 23 (26.74%) Machine Learning
8 22 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (25.58%) Finance
9 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
9 18 (20.93%) Python
9 18 (20.93%) Data Analytics
10 16 (18.60%) HTML
10 16 (18.60%) Data Science
11 15 (17.44%) ServiceNow
11 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
12 14 (16.28%) JSON
12 14 (16.28%) Workday
13 13 (15.12%) Degree
13 13 (15.12%) PaaS
13 13 (15.12%) SQL
13 13 (15.12%) Google
14 12 (13.95%) React
15 11 (12.79%) Java
15 11 (12.79%) CSS
15 11 (12.79%) SharePoint
15 11 (12.79%) Windows
15 11 (12.79%) Node.js
15 11 (12.79%) Computer Science
15 11 (12.79%) jQuery

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 (12.79%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.30%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.81%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.16%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Sketch
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.16%) InVision
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.16%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (15.12%) PaaS
3 9 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (10.47%) Dialogflow
4 8 (9.30%) IaaS
4 8 (9.30%) Wit.ai
5 7 (8.14%) Apigee
6 6 (6.98%) SaaS
7 5 (5.81%) Slack
8 4 (4.65%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (4.65%) Power Platform
9 3 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (3.49%) Office 365
9 3 (3.49%) OneDrive
9 3 (3.49%) Serverless
10 2 (2.33%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (1.16%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (1.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) Skype
2 7 (8.14%) SSL
3 1 (1.16%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) Big Data
2 5 (5.81%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.65%) Power BI
4 3 (3.49%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.33%) Presto
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.16%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.16%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (3.49%) Jasmine
3 3 (3.49%) JIRA
3 3 (3.49%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (3.49%) Protractor
3 3 (3.49%) webpack
4 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.16%) Hudson
4 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.16%) Mocha
4 1 (1.16%) MSTest
4 1 (1.16%) Selenium
4 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.16%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.16%) YouTrack
General
1 22 (25.58%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Banking
2 3 (3.49%) Marketing
3 2 (2.33%) Advertising
3 2 (2.33%) Law
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Front Office
4 1 (1.16%) German Language
4 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (29.07%) Developer
2 13 (15.12%) Architect
3 10 (11.63%) Consultant
4 7 (8.14%) Data Architect
4 7 (8.14%) Designer
4 7 (8.14%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (6.98%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.98%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.81%) UX Designer
7 4 (4.65%) Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Data Scientist
7 4 (4.65%) Knowledge Manager
7 4 (4.65%) UI Designer
8 3 (3.49%) AWS Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Azure Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (3.49%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.49%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.40%) Natural Language Processing
2 16 (18.60%) HTML
3 14 (16.28%) JSON
4 12 (13.95%) React
5 11 (12.79%) CSS
5 11 (12.79%) jQuery
5 11 (12.79%) Node.js
5 11 (12.79%) RESTful
6 10 (11.63%) AngularJS
6 10 (11.63%) HTML5
6 10 (11.63%) XML
7 9 (10.47%) SOAP
8 7 (8.14%) SignalR
8 7 (8.14%) Web Services
8 7 (8.14%) WebSockets
9 6 (6.98%) .NET
10 5 (5.81%) REST
11 4 (4.65%) Entity Framework
12 3 (3.49%) .NET Framework
12 3 (3.49%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 29 (33.72%) User Experience
2 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.47%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.49%) Fintech
4 2 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.33%) Robotics
4 2 (2.33%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.33%) Social Media
5 1 (1.16%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.16%) Blog
5 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.16%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.79%) Windows
2 7 (8.14%) CentOS
2 7 (8.14%) Linux
2 7 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.49%) Android
3 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 37 (43.02%) Artificial Intelligence
3 26 (30.23%) Analytics
4 23 (26.74%) Machine Learning
5 22 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (20.93%) Data Analytics
7 16 (18.60%) Data Science
8 11 (12.79%) Computer Science
9 9 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (10.47%) Speech Recognition
9 9 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.30%) Case Management
10 8 (9.30%) DevOps
11 7 (8.14%) CRM
11 7 (8.14%) Mobile Application Development
11 7 (8.14%) Sentiment Analysis
12 6 (6.98%) Scrum
12 6 (6.98%) TOGAF
12 6 (6.98%) Validation
12 6 (6.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
1 18 (20.93%) Python
2 13 (15.12%) SQL
3 11 (12.79%) Java
4 10 (11.63%) R
5 8 (9.30%) PowerShell
6 7 (8.14%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.98%) C#
8 3 (3.49%) ES6
9 2 (2.33%) Java 8
9 2 (2.33%) Kotlin
9 2 (2.33%) PHP
10 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) Degree
2 9 (10.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.49%) PhD
4 2 (2.33%) APMP
4 2 (2.33%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.16%) MBA
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) GDPR
2 1 (1.16%) PMO
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.30%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
1 15 (17.44%) ServiceNow
2 14 (16.28%) Workday
3 13 (15.12%) Google
4 10 (11.63%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (9.30%) Genesys
6 3 (3.49%) BMC
6 3 (3.49%) Facebook
6 3 (3.49%) Remedy
7 2 (2.33%) Adobe
7 2 (2.33%) Databricks
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle
7 2 (2.33%) Sony
7 2 (2.33%) Tableau
8 1 (1.16%) Cerner
8 1 (1.16%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.16%) Optimizely
8 1 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.16%) SAP
8 1 (1.16%) Spotify