Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 760 796 864
Rank change year-on-year +36 +68 +41
Contract jobs citing Chatbot 48 92 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.090% 0.022%
As % of the Applications category 0.67% 1.06% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 52 14
UK median daily rate £438 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £389 £420
90th Percentile £569 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £475 -
% change year-on-year -20.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -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 7,185 8,705 8,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.46% 8.51% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,240 5,168 5,317
UK median daily rate £375 £374 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.27% +6.86% +4.48%
10th Percentile £147 £146 £145
90th Percentile £574 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 791 676
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.25 £41.00 £37.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.61 £14.63
% change year-on-year +5.70% +6.70% -9.97%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +43 43 £469 -6.25% 27
London +71 39 £469 -10.71% 8
UK excluding London +15 9 £380 -20.00% 22
Scotland +28 5 £380 -27.62% 3
South East +10 2 - - 1
North of England +44 1 - - 10
South West - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 48 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 17 (35.42%) Artificial Intelligence
3 16 (33.33%) Machine Learning
4 14 (29.17%) Natural Language Processing
5 12 (25.00%) Node.js
6 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (18.75%) Retail
7 9 (18.75%) Finance
7 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 9 (18.75%) User Experience
7 9 (18.75%) React
8 7 (14.58%) Redux
8 7 (14.58%) TDD
9 6 (12.50%) Google
9 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
9 6 (12.50%) Azure
9 6 (12.50%) Front End Development
9 6 (12.50%) DevOps
10 5 (10.42%) TypeScript
10 5 (10.42%) React Native
10 5 (10.42%) RxJS
10 5 (10.42%) GraphQL
10 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (10.42%) REST
10 5 (10.42%) BDD
10 5 (10.42%) Analytics
10 5 (10.42%) Banking
10 5 (10.42%) C#
10 5 (10.42%) HTML
10 5 (10.42%) CSS

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 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Azure
2 3 (6.25%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) Google Analytics
3 2 (4.17%) Power Platform
3 2 (4.17%) Serverless
3 2 (4.17%) Slack
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon Alexa
4 1 (2.08%) AWS
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.08%) GitHub
4 1 (2.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.17%) Power BI
3 1 (2.08%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.17%) Mocha
3 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
1 9 (18.75%) Retail
2 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Games
4 2 (4.17%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Developer
2 5 (10.42%) Azure DevOps
2 5 (10.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (8.33%) Architect
3 4 (8.33%) PHP Developer
3 4 (8.33%) React Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Artificial Intelligence Developer
5 2 (4.17%) IT Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL Process Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL Service Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) JavaScript Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Lead DevOps
5 2 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (4.17%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Service Design Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) Natural Language Processing
2 12 (25.00%) Node.js
3 9 (18.75%) React
4 7 (14.58%) Redux
5 5 (10.42%) CSS
5 5 (10.42%) GraphQL
5 5 (10.42%) HTML
5 5 (10.42%) React Native
5 5 (10.42%) REST
5 5 (10.42%) RxJS
6 4 (8.33%) JSON
6 4 (8.33%) Laravel
7 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.17%) Ajax
8 2 (4.17%) Express
8 2 (4.17%) Jest
8 2 (4.17%) jQuery
8 2 (4.17%) LESS
8 2 (4.17%) Sass
8 2 (4.17%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) User Experience
2 3 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) IVR
3 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.08%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.08%) Robotics
4 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Android
1 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 17 (35.42%) Artificial Intelligence
3 16 (33.33%) Machine Learning
4 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.58%) TDD
6 6 (12.50%) DevOps
6 6 (12.50%) Front End Development
7 5 (10.42%) Analytics
7 5 (10.42%) BDD
7 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.33%) Content Management
8 4 (8.33%) Project Delivery
8 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.25%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (6.25%) Decision-Making
9 3 (6.25%) Scrum
10 2 (4.17%) ATDD
10 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.17%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.42%) C#
2 5 (10.42%) Python
2 5 (10.42%) TypeScript
3 4 (8.33%) PHP
4 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.25%) Java
4 3 (6.25%) SQL
5 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.08%) C
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Google
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (6.25%) Adobe
4 3 (6.25%) Apple
4 3 (6.25%) IBM
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.25%) Pega
4 3 (6.25%) Sitecore
5 2 (4.17%) Facebook
5 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.08%) Automation Anywhere
6 1 (2.08%) Blue Prism
6 1 (2.08%) hybris
6 1 (2.08%) Intershop
6 1 (2.08%) Maxymiser
6 1 (2.08%) MuleSoft
6 1 (2.08%) Optimizely
6 1 (2.08%) UiPath
6 1 (2.08%) Workday