Period
to 4 December 2021

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 4 December 2021 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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 683 516 753
Rank change year-on-year -167 +237 +56
Contract jobs citing Chatbot 158 62 51
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.062%
As % of the Applications category 2.41% 2.30% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 43 31
10th Percentile £409 £263 £350
25th Percentile £480 £372 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £581 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +16.15% +11.11% -14.29%
75th Percentile £700 £663 £547
90th Percentile £738 £713 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £600 £425
% change year-on-year -25.00% +41.18% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.53 -

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 6,551 2,700 7,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.38% 7.19% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,270 1,753 4,288
10th Percentile £153 £135 £140
25th Percentile £263 £217 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £363
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
75th Percentile £538 £494 £475
90th Percentile £625 £578 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £338
% change year-on-year +6.58% -2.69% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 492 217 671
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.92 £11.24
25th Percentile £13.38 £13.37 £13.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% +9.38%
75th Percentile £28.75 £34.00 £24.58
90th Percentile £46.40 £49.40 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -9.05% +8.82% +11.11%

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 4 December 2021.

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 13 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 4 December 2021. 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 -201 86 £550 - 31
Work from Home -147 66 £700 +40.00% 5
London -164 63 £575 +15.05% 19
UK excluding London -132 30 £450 -25.00% 15
Scotland -52 11 £400 +3.23% 3
North of England -68 7 £428 -34.23% 4
South East -81 6 £825 +29.41% 5
Yorkshire - 5 £428 -
Wales -26 4 £170 -66.00%
North West -46 2 - - 3
Midlands -77 2 £518 +3.60% 2
West Midlands -54 1 £450 -10.00% 2
East Midlands - 1 £586 -

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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.

1 158 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 65 (41.14%) Artificial Intelligence
3 42 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (26.58%) Finance
4 39 (24.68%) Natural Language Processing
5 38 (24.05%) Analytics
6 32 (20.25%) Azure
7 31 (19.62%) Social Skills
8 30 (18.99%) GCP
8 30 (18.99%) AWS
9 25 (15.82%) Microsoft
10 24 (15.19%) Workflow
11 22 (13.92%) User Experience
12 21 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (13.29%) CRM
13 20 (12.66%) Python
13 20 (12.66%) Machine Learning
13 20 (12.66%) Power Platform
14 19 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (12.03%) SQL
14 19 (12.03%) Banking
15 18 (11.39%) IBM
16 17 (10.76%) JavaScript
16 17 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (10.13%) Power Automate
17 16 (10.13%) REST
17 16 (10.13%) RESTful
17 16 (10.13%) Visualisation
17 16 (10.13%) Marketing
18 15 (9.49%) Business Intelligence

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 14 (8.86%) CMS
2 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.90%) Confluence
4 2 (1.27%) MTS
4 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.63%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.63%) Drupal
5 1 (0.63%) Headless CMS
5 1 (0.63%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Figma
1 6 (3.80%) InVision
1 6 (3.80%) Sketch
2 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.90%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (1.27%) BondVision
4 1 (0.63%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.63%) Minerva
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.63%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.63%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 32 (20.25%) Azure
2 30 (18.99%) AWS
2 30 (18.99%) GCP
3 20 (12.66%) Power Platform
4 16 (10.13%) Power Automate
5 8 (5.06%) Azure LUIS
5 8 (5.06%) Dialogflow
5 8 (5.06%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (5.06%) Serverless
6 7 (4.43%) Adobe Analytics
7 6 (3.80%) Microsoft 365
8 5 (3.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.90%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.90%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.90%) PaaS
10 3 (1.90%) PowerApps
11 2 (1.27%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (1.27%) Azure Logic Apps
11 2 (1.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.86%) SMS
2 9 (5.70%) RTMP
3 3 (1.90%) CTI
4 2 (1.27%) HTTP
4 2 (1.27%) Skype
5 1 (0.63%) LAN
5 1 (0.63%) PPTP
5 1 (0.63%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.49%) Power BI
2 13 (8.23%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.96%) Tableau
4 8 (5.06%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.90%) Big Data
5 3 (1.90%) Triplestore
6 2 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.27%) Stardog
7 1 (0.63%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) MySQL
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (8.23%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.70%) Artifactory
3 4 (2.53%) JIRA
4 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.27%) Maven
4 2 (1.27%) Mocha
4 2 (1.27%) Storybook
5 1 (0.63%) Balsamiq
5 1 (0.63%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.63%) GitLab
5 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (26.58%) Finance
2 31 (19.62%) Social Skills
3 19 (12.03%) Banking
4 17 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (10.13%) Marketing
6 13 (8.23%) Organisational Skills
7 12 (7.59%) Retail Banking
8 10 (6.33%) Influencing Skills
9 6 (3.80%) French Language
9 6 (3.80%) German Language
10 5 (3.16%) Legal
10 5 (3.16%) Retail
11 3 (1.90%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (1.27%) Back Office
12 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
12 2 (1.27%) Front Office
12 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
12 2 (1.27%) Law
13 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (25.95%) Architect
2 33 (20.89%) Developer
3 16 (10.13%) Designer
3 16 (10.13%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (7.59%) Analyst
5 11 (6.96%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.96%) Consultant
6 10 (6.33%) C# Developer
7 7 (4.43%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (4.43%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.43%) UI Developer
7 7 (4.43%) UX Designer
7 7 (4.43%) Web UI Developer
8 6 (3.80%) Marketing Manager
8 6 (3.80%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.16%) Functional Consultant
9 5 (3.16%) ITIL Service Architect
9 5 (3.16%) ITSM Architect
9 5 (3.16%) Senior Architect
9 5 (3.16%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.13%) REST
1 16 (10.13%) RESTful
2 12 (7.59%) JSON
3 10 (6.33%) React
4 8 (5.06%) CSS
5 7 (4.43%) HTML
5 7 (4.43%) Redux
6 6 (3.80%) Node.js
7 5 (3.16%) .NET
7 5 (3.16%) jQuery
7 5 (3.16%) SOAP
8 4 (2.53%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.53%) GraphQL
8 4 (2.53%) Keras
8 4 (2.53%) NumPy
8 4 (2.53%) Pandas
8 4 (2.53%) PyTorch
8 4 (2.53%) scikit-learn
8 4 (2.53%) SciPy
8 4 (2.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.92%) User Experience
2 11 (6.96%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.70%) Client/Server
4 8 (5.06%) IVR
5 7 (4.43%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.27%) Eurex
8 2 (1.27%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.63%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.63%) Social Media
9 1 (0.63%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.90%) Android
1 3 (1.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.27%) Linux
2 2 (1.27%) Windows
3 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (100.00%) Conversational UI
2 65 (41.14%) Artificial Intelligence
3 42 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (24.68%) Natural Language Processing
5 38 (24.05%) Analytics
6 24 (15.19%) Workflow
7 21 (13.29%) CRM
7 21 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (12.66%) Machine Learning
9 19 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (10.13%) Visualisation
11 15 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (8.86%) Case Management
12 14 (8.86%) Sentiment Analysis
13 13 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (8.23%) Data Analytics
13 13 (8.23%) Process Management
14 12 (7.59%) DevOps
15 11 (6.96%) Project Management
15 11 (6.96%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.66%) Python
2 19 (12.03%) SQL
3 17 (10.76%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.59%) C#
5 7 (4.43%) Groovy
6 6 (3.80%) TypeScript
7 4 (2.53%) Java
8 3 (1.90%) SPARQL
9 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.63%) SOQL
9 1 (0.63%) SOSL
9 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (2.53%) PhD
2 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.63%) Degree
2 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) Accessibility
2 4 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.27%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (5.70%) Ansible
2 3 (1.90%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.27%) Terraform
4 1 (0.63%) Control-M
Vendors
1 25 (15.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.39%) IBM
3 14 (8.86%) Facebook
3 14 (8.86%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (8.23%) Google
5 11 (6.96%) Adobe
6 9 (5.70%) Automation Anywhere
6 9 (5.70%) Blue Prism
6 9 (5.70%) ServiceNow
6 9 (5.70%) UiPath
7 6 (3.80%) Marketo
8 5 (3.16%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.90%) Genesys
9 3 (1.90%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.90%) SAP
10 2 (1.27%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.27%) ION Trading
10 2 (1.27%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 2 (1.27%) Tradeweb
11 1 (0.63%) Verint