Period
to 15 December 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 15 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.

Linear Programming
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 890 879 890
Rank change year-on-year -11 +11 +15
Contract jobs citing Linear Programming 13 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.011% 0.001%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.014% 0.012% 0.001%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 1
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £493 £458 £525
90th Percentile £608 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 -
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
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 90,417 88,646 87,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.77% 85.88% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,910 59,173 57,843
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,314 2,065 2,482
UK median hourly rate £22.47 £24.02 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +5.97% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.25 £11.07
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.65 £48.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

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 15 December 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 15 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 -15 13 £575 +15.00%
London -1 10 £575 +21.05%
UK excluding London -21 3 £513 +2.50%
South East -21 1 - -
South West - 1 £475 -
East of England - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 12 (92.31%) Python
1 12 (92.31%) Data Science
2 11 (84.62%) Statistics
2 11 (84.62%) Degree
2 11 (84.62%) Machine Learning
3 9 (69.23%) SQL
4 8 (61.54%) Finance
4 8 (61.54%) scikit-learn
5 7 (53.85%) R
5 7 (53.85%) Mathematics
6 6 (46.15%) Applied Mathematics
6 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
6 6 (46.15%) Algorithms
6 6 (46.15%) Analytics
6 6 (46.15%) Prototyping
7 5 (38.46%) Deep Learning
7 5 (38.46%) Bayesian Methods
7 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (30.77%) NumPy
8 4 (30.77%) Refactoring
8 4 (30.77%) Financial Modelling
8 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (30.77%) Banking
8 4 (30.77%) Hidden Markov Model
8 4 (30.77%) Time Series Analysis
8 4 (30.77%) Pandas
8 4 (30.77%) Natural Language Processing
8 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (30.77%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure

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 4 (30.77%) Jupyter
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.69%) Luigi
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (30.77%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (7.69%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Blockchain
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon Athena
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.69%) KNIME
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Data Scientist
2 7 (53.85%) Senior Data Scientist
3 3 (23.08%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Big Data Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Research Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) scikit-learn
2 4 (30.77%) Keras
2 4 (30.77%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (30.77%) NumPy
2 4 (30.77%) Pandas
2 4 (30.77%) PyMC3
2 4 (30.77%) TensorFlow
3 3 (23.08%) SpaCy
4 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) CSS3
4 1 (7.69%) D3.js
4 1 (7.69%) Electron Framework
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) JSP
4 1 (7.69%) MLlib
4 1 (7.69%) Node.js
4 1 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (7.69%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Data Science
2 11 (84.62%) Machine Learning
2 11 (84.62%) Statistics
3 7 (53.85%) Mathematics
4 6 (46.15%) Analytics
4 6 (46.15%) Applied Mathematics
4 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
4 6 (46.15%) Prototyping
5 5 (38.46%) Bayesian Methods
5 5 (38.46%) Deep Learning
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (30.77%) Financial Modelling
6 4 (30.77%) Hidden Markov Model
6 4 (30.77%) Markov Model
6 4 (30.77%) Probabilistic Modelling
6 4 (30.77%) Refactoring
6 4 (30.77%) Statistical Learning
6 4 (30.77%) Time Series Analysis
7 3 (23.08%) Ontologies
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) Python
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) R
4 2 (15.38%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) Scala
5 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) Master's Degree
3 1 (7.69%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (7.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle