Period
to 23 October 2017

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 October 2017 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 798 763 773
Rank change year-on-year -35 +10 -77
Contract jobs citing SPSS 84 122 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Applications category 0.95% 1.27% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 85 72
UK median daily rate £475 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.01% +15.00% -3.45%
10th Percentile £267 £249 £263
90th Percentile £675 £575 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £12.17 £20.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.86% -40.68% -17.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.68 -

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 8824 9619 11748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.81% 9.13% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5321 5604 6825
UK median daily rate £350 £335 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.01% +7.38%
10th Percentile £145 £146 £155
90th Percentile £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% +3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 964 1130
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £9.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £40.00 £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.63 £16.46 £14.50
% change year-on-year -11.12% +13.52% -3.33%

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 -24 77 £475 +18.31% 12
London -9 48 £500 +11.11% 6
UK excluding London +9 33 £450 +20.00% 6
South East +7 11 £460 +14.29% 1
South West 0 11 £350 -17.65% 1
Scotland +11 3 £475 +11.76%
Midlands +10 3 £560 +65.93%
Northern Ireland -48 3 £225 -
North of England +50 2 £405 +1.25% 4
East Midlands -4 2 £560 +51.86%
Yorkshire +21 1 £310 - 2
West Midlands +16 1 £650 +92.59%
North West +14 1 £500 +25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SPSS 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 SPSS.

1 61 (72.62%) SAS
2 49 (58.33%) R
3 43 (51.19%) Analytics
4 42 (50.00%) SQL
5 35 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (36.90%) Hadoop
7 30 (35.71%) MATLAB
8 26 (30.95%) Machine Learning
9 24 (28.57%) Big Data
10 23 (27.38%) Data Analytics
11 22 (26.19%) Python
12 21 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (23.81%) Finance
13 20 (23.81%) Apache Spark
13 20 (23.81%) Visualisation
13 20 (23.81%) Statistics
14 19 (22.62%) ETL
15 18 (21.43%) Data Modelling
15 18 (21.43%) Data Mining
15 18 (21.43%) Management Information System
15 18 (21.43%) Data Analysis
15 18 (21.43%) Tableau
16 17 (20.24%) QlikView
16 17 (20.24%) Microsoft Excel
17 16 (19.05%) Stata
17 16 (19.05%) Degree
18 13 (15.48%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (15.48%) Apache
18 13 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (15.48%) Marketing

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 61 (72.62%) SAS
2 20 (23.81%) Apache Spark
3 13 (15.48%) Apache
4 5 (5.95%) Apache Pig
5 3 (3.57%) ArcGIS
6 2 (2.38%) Confluence
6 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (20.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (19.05%) Stata
3 7 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.38%) EViews
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.19%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Azure Machine Learning
1 2 (2.38%) Google Analytics
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Adobe Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (36.90%) Hadoop
2 24 (28.57%) Big Data
3 18 (21.43%) Data Mining
4 17 (20.24%) QlikView
5 13 (15.48%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (10.71%) Mahout
6 9 (10.71%) Power BI
7 7 (8.33%) Apache Hive
7 7 (8.33%) DB2
7 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (7.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 5 (5.95%) CouchDB
9 5 (5.95%) Data Lake
9 5 (5.95%) HBase
9 5 (5.95%) MySQL
10 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 4 (4.76%) Neo4j
10 4 (4.76%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) ERwin
1 2 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 20 (23.81%) Finance
2 13 (15.48%) Marketing
3 8 (9.52%) Banking
4 7 (8.33%) Retail
5 3 (3.57%) Publishing
6 2 (2.38%) Electronics
6 2 (2.38%) Local Government
6 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.38%) Military
6 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.19%) Front Office
7 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Law
7 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (35.71%) Analyst
2 18 (21.43%) Data Analyst
3 15 (17.86%) Architect
4 10 (11.90%) Data Engineer
5 8 (9.52%) Developer
5 8 (9.52%) Lead Architect
6 7 (8.33%) Data Scientist
7 5 (5.95%) Big Data Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Insight Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Data Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Data Insight Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Insight Data Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) SAS Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Analyst Programmer
9 3 (3.57%) Database Architect
9 3 (3.57%) Programmer
9 3 (3.57%) SAS Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) Natural Language Processing
2 9 (10.71%) MLlib
3 8 (9.52%) XML
4 5 (5.95%) UIMA
5 3 (3.57%) Middleware
6 2 (2.38%) REST
6 2 (2.38%) Web Services
6 2 (2.38%) WSDL
6 2 (2.38%) XSD
7 1 (1.19%) MDX
7 1 (1.19%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 35 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.14%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.76%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.76%) Robotics
5 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.57%) Linked Data
6 2 (2.38%) FMCG
6 2 (2.38%) NHS
6 2 (2.38%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.19%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.19%) RIA
7 1 (1.19%) Social Network
7 1 (1.19%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.52%) Unix
2 5 (5.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.19%) Analytics
2 26 (30.95%) Machine Learning
3 23 (27.38%) Data Analytics
4 21 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (23.81%) Statistics
5 20 (23.81%) Visualisation
6 19 (22.62%) ETL
7 18 (21.43%) Data Analysis
7 18 (21.43%) Data Modelling
8 13 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
9 12 (14.29%) Mathematics
10 11 (13.10%) Artificial Intelligence
10 11 (13.10%) CRM
11 10 (11.90%) Big Data Analytics
11 10 (11.90%) Information Retrieval
11 10 (11.90%) Ontologies
11 10 (11.90%) Open Source
12 9 (10.71%) Business Analytics
12 9 (10.71%) RDF
Programming Languages
1 49 (58.33%) R
2 42 (50.00%) SQL
3 30 (35.71%) MATLAB
4 22 (26.19%) Python
5 9 (10.71%) SPARQL
6 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.76%) Java
7 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.76%) SAS Macro
7 4 (4.76%) Scala
7 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.57%) Perl
8 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.38%) C#
9 2 (2.38%) VBA
10 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (19.05%) Degree
2 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.38%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.19%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.19%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) Netcool
1 5 (5.95%) Tivoli
1 5 (5.95%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 18 (21.43%) Tableau
2 12 (14.29%) IBM
3 10 (11.90%) Informatica
3 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.71%) Cognos
4 9 (10.71%) Teradata
5 5 (5.95%) ILOG
5 5 (5.95%) Oracle
6 4 (4.76%) Blue Prism
6 4 (4.76%) SAP
7 2 (2.38%) Google
7 2 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (2.38%) Netezza
8 1 (1.19%) Adobe
8 1 (1.19%) Alteryx
8 1 (1.19%) Coremetrics
8 1 (1.19%) DoubleClick
8 1 (1.19%) Lavastorm
8 1 (1.19%) Omniture