Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 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.

Chatbots
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 813 846 -
Rank change year-on-year +33 - -
Contract jobs citing Chatbot 84 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.013% -
As % of the Applications category 0.97% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 55 7 0
UK median daily rate £525 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - -
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 8,674 8,402 10,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.42% 8.78% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,143 4,925 5,983
UK median daily rate £374 £356 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +4.56% +0.74%
10th Percentile £146 £150 £150
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 764 688 894
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.18 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.98% -1.94% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.40 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -6.06% +13.79%

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 17 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Chatbot over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 August 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 +26 77 £513 +7.89% 37
London +13 44 £550 +12.82% 17
UK excluding London +14 40 £475 - 22
South East - 14 £475 - 7
East of England - 10 £455 - 3
Midlands +1 7 £675 - 1
East Midlands - 7 £675 -
Scotland - 7 £525 -
North of England - 2 - - 8
North East - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 43 (51.19%) Artificial Intelligence
2 33 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (29.76%) Python
3 25 (29.76%) Node.js
3 25 (29.76%) Machine Learning
4 24 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 24 (28.57%) Data Science
5 20 (23.81%) Natural Language Processing
6 16 (19.05%) R
6 16 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (17.86%) C#
7 15 (17.86%) Computer Science
8 14 (16.67%) Java
8 14 (16.67%) SQL
8 14 (16.67%) BDD
9 13 (15.48%) Finance
9 13 (15.48%) Degree
10 12 (14.29%) CSS
10 12 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
10 12 (14.29%) Big Data
10 12 (14.29%) Algorithms
11 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (13.10%) React
11 11 (13.10%) Analytics
11 11 (13.10%) HTML
11 11 (13.10%) Validation
11 11 (13.10%) Hadoop
12 10 (11.90%) Test Automation
12 10 (11.90%) QA
12 10 (11.90%) Software Engineering

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 10 (11.90%) Apache Spark
2 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.95%) CMS
3 5 (5.95%) SAS
4 4 (4.76%) Apache Pig
5 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.38%) Apache
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.19%) InDesign
1 1 (1.19%) InVision
1 1 (1.19%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (1.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Summit
2 1 (1.19%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.19%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (7.14%) Dialogflow
5 5 (5.95%) IaaS
5 5 (5.95%) PaaS
5 5 (5.95%) SaaS
6 3 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.57%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (3.57%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.38%) GitHub
7 2 (2.38%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (2.38%) npm
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 2 (2.38%) Slack
7 2 (2.38%) Yarn
8 1 (1.19%) Amazon SageMaker
8 1 (1.19%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (1.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) HTTP
2 1 (1.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) Big Data
2 11 (13.10%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.95%) MySQL
3 5 (5.95%) Neo4j
3 5 (5.95%) Text Mining
4 4 (4.76%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.38%) KNIME
6 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.19%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (4.76%) Babel
3 4 (4.76%) JIRA
3 4 (4.76%) webpack
4 3 (3.57%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.38%) CircleCI
5 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.38%) JUnit
5 2 (2.38%) Selenium
5 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.38%) TestNG
5 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.19%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.19%) Mocha
6 1 (1.19%) Wercker
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 8 (9.52%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Marketing
3 3 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Law
5 1 (1.19%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.19%) Publishing
5 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (32.14%) Developer
2 18 (21.43%) Data Scientist
3 8 (9.52%) C# Developer
3 8 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 7 (8.33%) Azure Developer
4 7 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (7.14%) Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Analytics Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Developer in Test
8 3 (3.57%) F# Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Product Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.38%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.76%) Node.js
2 20 (23.81%) Natural Language Processing
3 12 (14.29%) CSS
4 11 (13.10%) HTML
4 11 (13.10%) React
5 7 (8.33%) .NET
6 6 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 6 (7.14%) Redux
6 6 (7.14%) Vue.js
7 5 (5.95%) .NET Core
7 5 (5.95%) Deeplearning4j
7 5 (5.95%) GraphX
7 5 (5.95%) TensorFlow
8 4 (4.76%) Fusebox
8 4 (4.76%) MXNet
8 4 (4.76%) Sass
8 4 (4.76%) Theano
9 3 (3.57%) RESTful
9 3 (3.57%) Web Services
10 2 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 12 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.76%) Acoustics
4 4 (4.76%) Cloud Native
4 4 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.57%) PMI
5 3 (3.57%) User Experience
6 2 (2.38%) IVR
6 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.38%) Robotics
7 1 (1.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (1.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.19%) Artificial Intelligence
2 33 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (29.76%) Machine Learning
4 24 (28.57%) Data Science
5 14 (16.67%) BDD
6 11 (13.10%) Analytics
6 11 (13.10%) Validation
7 10 (11.90%) Software Engineering
7 10 (11.90%) Test Automation
8 9 (10.71%) Computational Linguistics
9 8 (9.52%) Data Management
9 8 (9.52%) DevOps
9 8 (9.52%) Neural Network
9 8 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (9.52%) SDLC
9 8 (9.52%) Support Vector Machines
10 7 (8.33%) Product Management
10 7 (8.33%) Statistics
10 7 (8.33%) TDD
10 7 (8.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.76%) Python
2 24 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 16 (19.05%) R
4 15 (17.86%) C#
5 14 (16.67%) Java
5 14 (16.67%) SQL
6 9 (10.71%) TypeScript
7 5 (5.95%) F#
7 5 (5.95%) MATLAB
7 5 (5.95%) PHP
7 5 (5.95%) Scala
8 4 (4.76%) ES6
9 2 (2.38%) Groovy
9 2 (2.38%) Perl
9 2 (2.38%) VB
10 1 (1.19%) C++
10 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) Degree
2 9 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.95%) PhD
4 3 (3.57%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (11.90%) Oracle
2 9 (10.71%) IBM
3 8 (9.52%) Google
4 7 (8.33%) Facebook
5 5 (5.95%) Alteryx
5 5 (5.95%) RapidMiner
5 5 (5.95%) Tableau
6 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.38%) Blue Prism
7 2 (2.38%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.38%) Siebel
7 2 (2.38%) Workday
8 1 (1.19%) Adobe
8 1 (1.19%) Databricks
8 1 (1.19%) Genesys
8 1 (1.19%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.19%) WorldPay