Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 796 862 879
Rank change year-on-year +66 +17 -
Contract jobs citing Chatbot 107 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.025% 0.010%
As % of the Applications category 1.23% 0.29% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 18 3
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -
10th Percentile £320 £343 £403
90th Percentile £650 £625 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
UK median hourly rate £44.00 - -
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 8,677 9,020 9,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.27% 8.74% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,126 5,549 5,515
UK median daily rate £374 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% - -
10th Percentile £143 £143 £150
90th Percentile £563 £569 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 729 927
UK median hourly rate £15.88 £15.50 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% -1.99% +5.43%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.00 £10.19
90th Percentile £39.25 £35.00 £39.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.52% -3.33% +3.45%

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 14 December 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 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Chatbot in the UK

Chatbot
Top 7 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 14 December 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 +77 97 £500 - 28
London +63 68 £535 +7.00% 15
UK excluding London +1 36 £475 - 14
South East - 24 £475 - 1
Scotland -5 10 £513 -6.82%
Midlands -17 2 £475 -
West Midlands -23 2 £475 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 107 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 78 (72.90%) Artificial Intelligence
3 44 (41.12%) Machine Learning
4 40 (37.38%) JavaScript
4 40 (37.38%) Python
5 37 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (34.58%) Natural Language Processing
6 33 (30.84%) Node.js
7 32 (29.91%) Microsoft Azure
8 30 (28.04%) Data Science
9 26 (24.30%) React
9 26 (24.30%) SQL
10 24 (22.43%) HTML
11 21 (19.63%) Microsoft
11 21 (19.63%) Degree
11 21 (19.63%) AngularJS
11 21 (19.63%) Analytics
11 21 (19.63%) PaaS
12 19 (17.76%) R
12 19 (17.76%) Computer Science
13 18 (16.82%) IaaS
14 17 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
15 16 (14.95%) Google
15 16 (14.95%) Banking
15 16 (14.95%) Finance
16 15 (14.02%) Java
16 15 (14.02%) HTML5
16 15 (14.02%) Data Analytics
17 14 (13.08%) Mobile App
17 14 (13.08%) RESTful

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 12 (11.21%) Skype for Business
2 6 (5.61%) Apache Spark
2 6 (5.61%) CMS
3 3 (2.80%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.80%) Tornado
4 1 (0.93%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.93%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.93%) SAS
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 32 (29.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (19.63%) PaaS
3 18 (16.82%) IaaS
4 17 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (11.21%) Apigee
6 9 (8.41%) Dialogflow
7 7 (6.54%) Amazon Alexa
7 7 (6.54%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (5.61%) SaaS
9 3 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (2.80%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (2.80%) Amazon S3
9 3 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.80%) npm
10 2 (1.87%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (1.87%) Slack
10 2 (1.87%) Wit.ai
10 2 (1.87%) Yarn
11 1 (0.93%) Office 365
11 1 (0.93%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.15%) Skype
2 12 (11.21%) SSL
3 2 (1.87%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.48%) Big Data
2 6 (5.61%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.74%) Apache Hive
4 3 (2.80%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.80%) MySQL
4 3 (2.80%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.87%) Presto
6 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.93%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.93%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Git (software)
1 8 (7.48%) JIRA
2 6 (5.61%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (3.74%) Babel
3 4 (3.74%) TeamCity
3 4 (3.74%) webpack
4 1 (0.93%) Hudson
4 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (14.95%) Banking
1 16 (14.95%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Retail Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Marketing
3 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Front Office
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Interactive Media
5 1 (0.93%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (35.51%) Developer
2 19 (17.76%) Data Scientist
3 15 (14.02%) Senior Developer
4 13 (12.15%) Azure Developer
5 11 (10.28%) Analyst
6 10 (9.35%) Software Developer
7 7 (6.54%) HTML Developer
7 7 (6.54%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (6.54%) SQL Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Architect
9 5 (4.67%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Lead Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Lead Java Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Python Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (34.58%) Natural Language Processing
2 33 (30.84%) Node.js
3 26 (24.30%) React
4 24 (22.43%) HTML
5 21 (19.63%) AngularJS
6 15 (14.02%) HTML5
7 14 (13.08%) RESTful
8 13 (12.15%) jQuery
8 13 (12.15%) JSON
8 13 (12.15%) WebSockets
9 12 (11.21%) CSS
9 12 (11.21%) SignalR
9 12 (11.21%) SOAP
9 12 (11.21%) XML
10 7 (6.54%) .NET
10 7 (6.54%) Vue.js
11 6 (5.61%) .NET Core
11 6 (5.61%) Redux
12 5 (4.67%) Flask
12 5 (4.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) Mobile App
2 10 (9.35%) User Experience
3 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.54%) Acoustics
5 6 (5.61%) Algorithms
5 6 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.74%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.93%) Fintech
8 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.21%) CentOS
1 12 (11.21%) Linux
1 12 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 12 (11.21%) Windows
2 1 (0.93%) Android
2 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 78 (72.90%) Artificial Intelligence
3 44 (41.12%) Machine Learning
4 37 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (28.04%) Data Science
6 21 (19.63%) Analytics
7 19 (17.76%) Computer Science
8 15 (14.02%) Data Analytics
9 13 (12.15%) Mobile Application Development
9 13 (12.15%) Sentiment Analysis
10 12 (11.21%) Speech Recognition
11 10 (9.35%) BDD
12 9 (8.41%) SDLC
13 8 (7.48%) Collaborative Working
13 8 (7.48%) DevOps
13 8 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (7.48%) Product Management
13 8 (7.48%) Service Management
13 8 (7.48%) Software Engineering
13 8 (7.48%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (37.38%) JavaScript
1 40 (37.38%) Python
2 26 (24.30%) SQL
3 19 (17.76%) R
4 15 (14.02%) Java
5 13 (12.15%) PowerShell
6 12 (11.21%) Bash Shell
7 11 (10.28%) C#
7 11 (10.28%) TypeScript
8 6 (5.61%) F#
9 5 (4.67%) ES6
10 2 (1.87%) Groovy
10 2 (1.87%) Perl
10 2 (1.87%) PHP
10 2 (1.87%) VB
11 1 (0.93%) C++
11 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 21 (19.63%) Degree
2 14 (13.08%) PhD
3 10 (9.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.80%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.93%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.93%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Docker
Vendors
1 21 (19.63%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.95%) Google
3 13 (12.15%) IBM
4 12 (11.21%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle
6 2 (1.87%) Facebook
7 1 (0.93%) Adobe
7 1 (0.93%) Cerner
7 1 (0.93%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.93%) Databricks
7 1 (0.93%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.93%) Nintex
7 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.93%) Tableau
7 1 (0.93%) Workday