Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 688 785 856
Rank change year-on-year +97 +71 -7
Contract jobs citing Chatbot 55 94 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.096% 0.028%
As % of the Applications category 0.88% 1.14% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 19
UK median daily rate £425 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.82% +2.63% +11.76%
10th Percentile £350 £311 £325
90th Percentile £575 £688 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -2.86% +25.00% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 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 6,280 8,274 8,857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.69% 8.44% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,637 4,858 5,439
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £138 £145 £140
90th Percentile £550 £550 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -5.00% +4.48% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 737 721
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% -0.65%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.18 £41.30 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.32 £14.50
% change year-on-year +14.27% +5.62% -3.33%

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 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 +74 42 £425 -12.82% 26
London +88 35 £463 -7.50% 20
UK excluding London +86 19 £425 -2.86% 8
Scotland +29 12 £475 +15.15% 2
South East +41 4 £388 -26.19%
North of England +53 2 £400 +3.23% 4
Yorkshire +48 2 £400 +6.67% 2
South West - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 55 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (34.55%) Node.js
3 18 (32.73%) Artificial Intelligence
4 16 (29.09%) Machine Learning
5 14 (25.45%) User Experience
5 14 (25.45%) REST
6 12 (21.82%) IBM
7 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 11 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
8 10 (18.18%) HTML
8 10 (18.18%) Finance
9 9 (16.36%) Content Management
9 9 (16.36%) Retail
9 9 (16.36%) JSON
9 9 (16.36%) Bash Shell
10 8 (14.55%) Microservices
10 8 (14.55%) IBM Cloud
10 8 (14.55%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (14.55%) CMS
10 8 (14.55%) Python
10 8 (14.55%) HTTP
11 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (12.73%) Banking
11 7 (12.73%) Analytics
12 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
12 6 (10.91%) React
12 6 (10.91%) Marketing
12 6 (10.91%) Project Delivery

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 8 (14.55%) CMS
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) IBM Cloud
2 5 (9.09%) Power Platform
2 5 (9.09%) SaaS
3 4 (7.27%) AWS
3 4 (7.27%) GitHub
4 3 (5.45%) Azure
5 2 (3.64%) Azure LUIS
5 2 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.64%) GCP
5 2 (3.64%) Google Analytics
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Flow
5 2 (3.64%) PowerApps
5 2 (3.64%) Serverless
5 2 (3.64%) Slack
6 1 (1.82%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon Alexa
6 1 (1.82%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (1.82%) Firewall
2 1 (1.82%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) Power BI
2 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.45%) MySQL
3 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) GIS
4 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.82%) HBase
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.82%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.64%) gulp
2 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (3.64%) webpack
General
1 10 (18.18%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Retail
3 7 (12.73%) Banking
4 6 (10.91%) Marketing
5 2 (3.64%) Back Office
5 2 (3.64%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Billing
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Developer
2 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
3 5 (9.09%) Architect
3 5 (9.09%) Node.js Developer
3 5 (9.09%) Web Manager
3 5 (9.09%) Web Project Manager
4 4 (7.27%) Agile Project Manager
4 4 (7.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (7.27%) Integration Architect
4 4 (7.27%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (7.27%) SaaS Project Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Designer
5 3 (5.45%) IT Support
5 3 (5.45%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) PHP Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Process Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Product Owner
5 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (34.55%) Node.js
2 14 (25.45%) REST
3 11 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
4 10 (18.18%) HTML
5 9 (16.36%) JSON
6 6 (10.91%) React
7 4 (7.27%) GraphQL
7 4 (7.27%) JMS
7 4 (7.27%) JSON Schema
7 4 (7.27%) Middleware
7 4 (7.27%) SOAP
7 4 (7.27%) Swagger
7 4 (7.27%) Web Services
7 4 (7.27%) WSDL
7 4 (7.27%) XML
7 4 (7.27%) XSD
8 3 (5.45%) Laravel
9 2 (3.64%) jQuery
9 2 (3.64%) Redux
9 2 (3.64%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) User Experience
2 3 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.64%) IVR
4 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.73%) Artificial Intelligence
4 16 (29.09%) Machine Learning
5 9 (16.36%) Content Management
6 8 (14.55%) Continuous Deployment
6 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (14.55%) Microservices
7 7 (12.73%) Analytics
7 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.91%) Project Delivery
9 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
9 5 (9.09%) ITIL
10 4 (7.27%) B2B
10 4 (7.27%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (7.27%) Data Modelling
10 4 (7.27%) Fintech
10 4 (7.27%) Matrix Management
10 4 (7.27%) Matrix Organization
10 4 (7.27%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.36%) Bash Shell
3 8 (14.55%) Python
4 4 (7.27%) C#
5 3 (5.45%) Java
5 3 (5.45%) PHP
5 3 (5.45%) SQL
6 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.64%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.82%) C
7 1 (1.82%) C++
7 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.82%) PMP
3 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.82%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.82%) GDPR
1 1 (1.82%) GxP
1 1 (1.82%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) Docker
3 1 (1.82%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Ambari
1 1 (1.82%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.82%) Oozie
1 1 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) IBM
2 5 (9.09%) Google
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.27%) Ab Initio
3 4 (7.27%) Software AG
3 4 (7.27%) Sparx
3 4 (7.27%) webMethods
4 3 (5.45%) Adobe
5 2 (3.64%) Avaya
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco
5 2 (3.64%) Facebook
5 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.82%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.82%) ClickTale
6 1 (1.82%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.82%) Demandware
6 1 (1.82%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.82%) hybris
6 1 (1.82%) Maxymiser
6 1 (1.82%) Tableau