Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Linear Programming skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linear Programming over the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Linear Programming
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 865 879 894
Rank change year-on-year +14 +15 -
Contract jobs citing Linear Programming 14 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.003% 0.001%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.016% 0.004% 0.001%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
UK median daily rate £575 £498 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.46% -9.45% -
10th Percentile £463 £486 £525
90th Percentile £600 £554 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £498 -
% change year-on-year +10.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Linear Programming 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 88,236 85,185 90,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,207 56,461 59,666
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,391 2,040 2,460
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% +8.70% +4.55%

Linear Programming
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Linear Programming as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linear Programming in the UK

Linear Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linear Programming in the UK

Linear Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linear Programming over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linear Programming in the UK

Linear Programming
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 Linear Programming within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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 +9 14 £575 +15.46%
UK excluding London -14 9 £550 +10.44%
East of England - 5 £575 -
London - 5 £575 -
South East -11 3 £500 +0.40%
South West - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linear Programming 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 Linear Programming.

1 14 (100.00%) Python
1 14 (100.00%) Data Science
2 13 (92.86%) SQL
3 9 (64.29%) Degree
3 9 (64.29%) Mathematics
3 9 (64.29%) Statistics
3 9 (64.29%) R
3 9 (64.29%) Machine Learning
4 8 (57.14%) Analytics
5 7 (50.00%) Deep Learning
5 7 (50.00%) Actionable Insight
6 6 (42.86%) Prototyping
6 6 (42.86%) Applied Mathematics
6 6 (42.86%) Data Analysis
7 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (35.71%) OO
7 5 (35.71%) Oracle
7 5 (35.71%) C++
7 5 (35.71%) Java
7 5 (35.71%) Scala
7 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
7 5 (35.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
7 5 (35.71%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (35.71%) Predictive Modelling
7 5 (35.71%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (35.71%) Apache Spark
7 5 (35.71%) Amazon Kinesis
7 5 (35.71%) MLlib

Linear Programming
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 5 (35.71%) Apache Spark
2 4 (28.57%) Apache Airflow
2 4 (28.57%) Jupyter
2 4 (28.57%) Luigi
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon EMR
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon Kinesis
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon Athena
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon RDS
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon Redshift
1 5 (35.71%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (35.71%) Big Data
1 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
1 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
1 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (21.43%) KNIME
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Data Scientist
2 5 (35.71%) AWS Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Big Data Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Data Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Data Scientist
4 1 (7.14%) Data Science Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Research Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) MLlib
2 4 (28.57%) Keras
2 4 (28.57%) scikit-learn
2 4 (28.57%) TensorFlow
3 3 (21.43%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Algorithms
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Data Science
2 9 (64.29%) Machine Learning
2 9 (64.29%) Mathematics
2 9 (64.29%) Statistics
3 8 (57.14%) Analytics
4 7 (50.00%) Actionable Insight
4 7 (50.00%) Deep Learning
5 6 (42.86%) Applied Mathematics
5 6 (42.86%) Data Analysis
5 6 (42.86%) Prototyping
6 5 (35.71%) OO
6 5 (35.71%) Predictive Modelling
7 4 (28.57%) Customer Acquisition
7 4 (28.57%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (28.57%) Predictive Analysis
7 4 (28.57%) Statistical Learning
7 4 (28.57%) Workflow
7 4 (28.57%) Workflow Management
8 3 (21.43%) Fraud Detection
8 3 (21.43%) Reinforcement Learning
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Python
2 13 (92.86%) SQL
3 9 (64.29%) R
4 5 (35.71%) C++
4 5 (35.71%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle