Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SPSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SPSS over the 6 months to 23 April 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.

SPSS
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 805 756 756
Rank change year-on-year -49 0 -24
Contract jobs citing SPSS 72 82 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.089% 0.13%
As % of the Applications category 0.82% 1.01% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 59 107
UK median daily rate £388 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £264 £286 £213
90th Percentile £609 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £438
% change year-on-year +3.45% -17.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
UK median hourly rate - £22.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.64% -32.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.63

SPSS 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 8,787 8,151 10,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.69% 8.86% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,315 4,787 6,198
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +2.34% +1.33%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £150
90th Percentile £556 £538 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 761 917
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.67% +7.27%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.56 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +11.30%

SPSS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SPSS in the UK

SPSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SPSS in the UK

SPSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SPSS over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SPSS in the UK

SPSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SPSS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SPSS in the UK

SPSS
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 SPSS within the UK over the 6 months to 23 April 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 -46 70 £375 -16.67% 29
London -67 46 £438 -3.58% 13
UK excluding London -42 26 £375 +3.45% 17
South East -15 9 £430 +37.60% 4
Midlands -6 7 £375 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +6 4 £375 - 1
East Midlands 0 3 £325 -7.14%
North of England -2 3 £400 +6.67% 6
South West - 3 £425 - 4
North West -15 2 £400 -3.03% 4
Scotland -31 2 £475 -
East of England - 2 £260 - 1
Yorkshire -13 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SPSS 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 SPSS.

1 51 (70.83%) SQL
2 50 (69.44%) R
3 47 (65.28%) SAS
4 41 (56.94%) Analytics
5 31 (43.06%) Degree
5 31 (43.06%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (37.50%) Statistics
7 24 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (30.56%) Power BI
8 22 (30.56%) Python
9 21 (29.17%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (29.17%) Mathematics
10 20 (27.78%) Tableau
10 20 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
11 18 (25.00%) Data Analysis
11 18 (25.00%) Actionable Insight
12 16 (22.22%) Marketing
12 16 (22.22%) Google
12 16 (22.22%) Visualisation
13 15 (20.83%) Computer Science
13 15 (20.83%) Machine Learning
13 15 (20.83%) Microsoft
14 14 (19.44%) ETL
14 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (19.44%) Data Science
15 13 (18.06%) Statistical Analysis
15 13 (18.06%) MATLAB
15 13 (18.06%) Apache
15 13 (18.06%) Oracle
15 13 (18.06%) Big Data

SPSS
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 47 (65.28%) SAS
2 13 (18.06%) Apache
3 9 (12.50%) Apache Airflow
4 7 (9.72%) Apache Spark
5 3 (4.17%) Apache Pig
6 2 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.78%) IPython
6 2 (2.78%) Jupyter
6 2 (2.78%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.39%) CMS
7 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (11.11%) Stata
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.78%) SPSS Modeler
4 2 (2.78%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Radian6
2 1 (1.39%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.89%) Google Analytics
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.33%) Adobe Analytics
3 6 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.78%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.78%) Data Lake Analytics
5 2 (2.78%) GitHub
6 1 (1.39%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Internet
2 2 (2.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.56%) Power BI
2 21 (29.17%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (18.06%) Big Data
4 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 11 (15.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (13.89%) Hadoop
6 10 (13.89%) Qlik Sense
7 8 (11.11%) Data Mining
7 8 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (9.72%) QlikView
8 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (8.33%) Apache Hive
10 5 (6.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (6.94%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (6.94%) Mahout
10 5 (6.94%) MongoDB
10 5 (6.94%) NoSQL
10 5 (6.94%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (6.94%) Redis
10 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) ProC
1 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.17%) JIRA
2 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.78%) GoCD
3 2 (2.78%) RStudio
3 2 (2.78%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (22.22%) Marketing
2 11 (15.28%) Finance
3 6 (8.33%) Electronics
4 5 (6.94%) Advertising
5 4 (5.56%) Retail
5 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (36.11%) Analyst
2 18 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 9 (12.50%) Insight Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Consultant
4 8 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Data Consultant
5 7 (9.72%) Data Insight Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Developer
5 7 (9.72%) Insight Data Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Data Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Data Scientist
6 6 (8.33%) Senior Insight Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Excel Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Web Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Web Analytics Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) SQL Data Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Web Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Web Analytics Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (4.17%) Web Services
3 2 (2.78%) ggplot
3 2 (2.78%) Kafka
3 2 (2.78%) Lucene
3 2 (2.78%) Matplotlib
3 2 (2.78%) MLlib
3 2 (2.78%) NumPy
3 2 (2.78%) Pandas
3 2 (2.78%) scikit-learn
3 2 (2.78%) SciPy
4 1 (1.39%) CSS
4 1 (1.39%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) iOS SDK
4 1 (1.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (20.83%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.94%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.17%) FMCG
5 3 (4.17%) Replication
6 2 (2.78%) Linked Data
6 2 (2.78%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.39%) NHS
7 1 (1.39%) Robotics
7 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.39%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.39%) User Experience
7 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.78%) Unix
2 1 (1.39%) Android
2 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.39%) Linux
2 1 (1.39%) Windows
2 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.94%) Analytics
2 31 (43.06%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (37.50%) Statistics
4 21 (29.17%) Mathematics
5 18 (25.00%) Actionable Insight
5 18 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 16 (22.22%) Visualisation
7 15 (20.83%) Machine Learning
8 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (19.44%) Data Science
8 14 (19.44%) ETL
9 13 (18.06%) Statistical Analysis
10 12 (16.67%) Data Analytics
11 11 (15.28%) Data Modelling
11 11 (15.28%) E-Commerce
11 11 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (13.89%) Project Management
12 10 (13.89%) Quantitative Analysis
12 10 (13.89%) Web Analytics
13 9 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 51 (70.83%) SQL
2 50 (69.44%) R
3 22 (30.56%) Python
4 13 (18.06%) MATLAB
5 10 (13.89%) Java
6 7 (9.72%) C
7 5 (6.94%) C#
7 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.56%) Scala
8 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
9 3 (4.17%) C++
9 3 (4.17%) F#
10 2 (2.78%) AWK
10 2 (2.78%) Perl
10 2 (2.78%) sed
10 2 (2.78%) SPARQL
10 2 (2.78%) U-SQL
11 1 (1.39%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 31 (43.06%) Degree
2 8 (11.11%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.56%) Master's Degree
4 4 (5.56%) PhD
4 4 (5.56%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.56%) PMP
5 1 (1.39%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.56%) GCP
2 4 (5.56%) SLA
3 2 (2.78%) QA
4 1 (1.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Ansible
2 1 (1.39%) Netcool
2 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 20 (27.78%) Tableau
2 16 (22.22%) Google
3 15 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 13 (18.06%) Oracle
5 10 (13.89%) Adobe
6 9 (12.50%) IBM
7 8 (11.11%) Talend
8 5 (6.94%) Informatica
8 5 (6.94%) Vertica
9 4 (5.56%) SAP
9 4 (5.56%) Teradata
10 3 (4.17%) Brandwatch
10 3 (4.17%) Crimson Hexagon
10 3 (4.17%) NetBase
11 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (1.39%) Cognos
12 1 (1.39%) DoubleClick
12 1 (1.39%) Facebook
12 1 (1.39%) ILOG
12 1 (1.39%) Netezza