Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cluster Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cluster Analysis over the 6 months to 16 January 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.

Cluster Analysis
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 847 867
Rank change year-on-year -9 +20 -16
Contract jobs citing Cluster Analysis 19 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.016% 0.014%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.019% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 11
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +15.61% +23.57%
10th Percentile £388 £325 £208
90th Percentile £624 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £239
% change year-on-year +12.50% +67.54% -31.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cluster Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84,708 80,985 88,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.85% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,780 53,648 57,331
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,963 2,249 2,692
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.43 £23.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +4.29% +17.13%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.21% -4.00% +25.00%

Cluster Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cluster Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cluster Analysis in the UK

Cluster Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cluster Analysis.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cluster Analysis in the UK

Cluster Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cluster Analysis over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cluster Analysis in the UK

Cluster Analysis
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cluster Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 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 -5 19 £475 +5.56% 8
London -29 15 £513 -2.38% 2
UK excluding London +1 4 £450 +12.50% 6
West Midlands +9 2 £475 +18.75%
Midlands +4 2 £475 +26.67%
East of England - 2 £425 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cluster Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cluster Analysis.

1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (57.89%) TeamCity
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (57.89%) Octopus Deploy
2 11 (57.89%) DevOps
2 11 (57.89%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
4 7 (36.84%) Python
4 7 (36.84%) Machine Learning
4 7 (36.84%) R
5 5 (26.32%) Algorithms
5 5 (26.32%) Neural Network
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
5 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
6 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (21.05%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (21.05%) Natural Language Processing
6 4 (21.05%) Predictive Modelling
6 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
7 3 (15.79%) Apache Spark
7 3 (15.79%) Factor Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) Logistic Regression
7 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
7 3 (15.79%) Statistics
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) SAS
8 2 (10.53%) SPSS
8 2 (10.53%) MATLAB

Cluster Analysis
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 (15.79%) Apache Spark
1 3 (15.79%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 2 (10.53%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (10.53%) QlikView
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Octopus Deploy
1 11 (57.89%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.26%) Local Government
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Data Scientist
3 4 (21.05%) Azure DevOps
3 4 (21.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Analytics Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (10.53%) Keras
2 2 (10.53%) NumPy
2 2 (10.53%) Pandas
2 2 (10.53%) scikit-learn
2 2 (10.53%) TensorFlow
2 2 (10.53%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Algorithms
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Continuous Delivery
2 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (57.89%) DevOps
2 11 (57.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Machine Learning
4 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
4 5 (26.32%) Neural Network
5 4 (21.05%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (21.05%) Predictive Modelling
5 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
6 3 (15.79%) Factor Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Logistic Regression
6 3 (15.79%) Statistics
7 2 (10.53%) Bayesian Methods
7 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
7 2 (10.53%) Data Privacy
7 2 (10.53%) Deep Learning
7 2 (10.53%) Physics
7 2 (10.53%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Python
1 7 (36.84%) R
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) MATLAB
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
3 2 (10.53%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Numerate Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Google