Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 631 790 862
Rank change year-on-year +159 +72 -19
Contract jobs citing Chatbot 65 92 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.095% 0.040%
As % of the Applications category 1.22% 1.13% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 37 27
Median daily rate £418 £484 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.79% -3.14% +36.05%
10th Percentile £226 £319 £325
90th Percentile £581 £665 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £475 £413
% change year-on-year -26.32% +15.15% +33.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £33.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -43.54% -
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 5,316 8,165 8,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.60% 8.47% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,998 4,796 5,458
Median daily rate £350 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £136 £143 £145
90th Percentile £550 £569 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 671 784
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.30 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.52 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.65 £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -

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 2 April 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 9 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 2 April 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 +152 55 £399 -17.66% 19
London +132 36 £475 -10.59% 11
UK excluding London +116 28 £350 -26.32% 8
South East +71 10 £350 -29.95% 1
North of England +95 9 £185 -52.39% 5
Scotland +27 9 £538 +30.30%
North West +40 7 £178 -55.63% 3
Work from Home +6 6 £350 +3.70% 3
Yorkshire +52 2 £400 +6.67% 2

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 65 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (41.54%) Artificial Intelligence
3 19 (29.23%) Node.js
4 17 (26.15%) Machine Learning
5 14 (21.54%) REST
5 14 (21.54%) User Experience
6 12 (18.46%) IBM
6 12 (18.46%) Content Management
7 11 (16.92%) Marketing
8 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (15.38%) HTML
8 10 (15.38%) Microservices
8 10 (15.38%) Natural Language Processing
8 10 (15.38%) Project Delivery
9 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
9 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
9 9 (13.85%) CMS
9 9 (13.85%) Finance
10 8 (12.31%) Computer Science
10 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (12.31%) HTTP
10 8 (12.31%) Analytics
10 8 (12.31%) IBM Cloud
10 8 (12.31%) Continuous Deployment
11 7 (10.77%) SaaS
11 7 (10.77%) AWS
11 7 (10.77%) JSON
12 6 (9.23%) Degree
12 6 (9.23%) Matrix Management

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 9 (13.85%) CMS
2 2 (3.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) IBM Cloud
2 7 (10.77%) AWS
2 7 (10.77%) SaaS
3 5 (7.69%) Azure
4 4 (6.15%) GitHub
4 4 (6.15%) Power Platform
5 3 (4.62%) Azure LUIS
5 3 (4.62%) Serverless
6 2 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (3.08%) GCP
6 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Flow
6 2 (3.08%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.54%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) Firewall
2 1 (1.54%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) Power BI
2 3 (4.62%) GIS
3 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.54%) Big Data
4 1 (1.54%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.54%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.54%) DTS
4 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.54%) HBase
4 1 (1.54%) Looker
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (1.54%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.62%) CircleCI
2 3 (4.62%) Mocha
3 2 (3.08%) gulp
3 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (3.08%) webpack
General
1 11 (16.92%) Marketing
2 9 (13.85%) Finance
3 6 (9.23%) Retail
4 3 (4.62%) Banking
4 3 (4.62%) Billing
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
5 2 (3.08%) Law
5 2 (3.08%) Local Government
6 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (23.08%) Developer
2 10 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 8 (12.31%) Consultant
4 6 (9.23%) Agile Project Manager
4 6 (9.23%) Architect
4 6 (9.23%) SaaS Project Manager
4 6 (9.23%) Web Manager
4 6 (9.23%) Web Project Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Floorwalker
6 4 (6.15%) Integration Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Designer
7 3 (4.62%) JavaScript Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Node.js Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Windows Consultant
8 2 (3.08%) Artificial Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Digital Product Owner
8 2 (3.08%) ITIL Process Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) ITIL Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.23%) Node.js
2 14 (21.54%) REST
3 10 (15.38%) HTML
3 10 (15.38%) Natural Language Processing
4 7 (10.77%) JSON
5 4 (6.15%) .NET
5 4 (6.15%) JMS
5 4 (6.15%) JSON Schema
5 4 (6.15%) Middleware
5 4 (6.15%) SOAP
5 4 (6.15%) Swagger
5 4 (6.15%) Web Services
5 4 (6.15%) WSDL
5 4 (6.15%) XML
5 4 (6.15%) XSD
6 3 (4.62%) Express
6 3 (4.62%) Jest
6 3 (4.62%) Redux
6 3 (4.62%) Sass
6 3 (4.62%) Semantic UI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) User Experience
2 4 (6.15%) Robotics
3 2 (3.08%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (3.08%) Marketing Technology
3 2 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Windows
1 6 (9.23%) Windows 10
2 3 (4.62%) Android
2 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (41.54%) Artificial Intelligence
3 17 (26.15%) Machine Learning
4 12 (18.46%) Content Management
5 10 (15.38%) Microservices
5 10 (15.38%) Project Delivery
5 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (12.31%) Analytics
6 8 (12.31%) Computer Science
6 8 (12.31%) Continuous Deployment
6 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.23%) Active Listening
7 6 (9.23%) B2B
7 6 (9.23%) Chat Support
7 6 (9.23%) Coaching
7 6 (9.23%) Logistics
7 6 (9.23%) Matrix Management
7 6 (9.23%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (6.15%) Business Process Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
1 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
2 6 (9.23%) C#
2 6 (9.23%) Python
3 2 (3.08%) SQL
4 1 (1.54%) C
4 1 (1.54%) Java
4 1 (1.54%) PHP
4 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Degree
2 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (6.15%) PhD
4 3 (4.62%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.62%) PMP
4 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.54%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) GDPR
2 3 (4.62%) PMO
3 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.54%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.08%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.54%) Ambari
2 1 (1.54%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.54%) Oozie
2 1 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) IBM
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.15%) Ab Initio
3 4 (6.15%) Automation Anywhere
3 4 (6.15%) Blue Prism
3 4 (6.15%) Software AG
3 4 (6.15%) Sparx
3 4 (6.15%) UiPath
3 4 (6.15%) webMethods
4 3 (4.62%) Adobe
4 3 (4.62%) Avaya
5 2 (3.08%) Gigya
5 2 (3.08%) Google
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco
6 1 (1.54%) ClickTale
6 1 (1.54%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.54%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.54%) Maxymiser
6 1 (1.54%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) Tableau