Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 752 755
Rank change year-on-year -35 +3 -26
Contract jobs citing SPSS 88 94 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Applications category 0.99% 1.09% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 66 82
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £259 £298 £213
90th Percentile £630 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £400
% change year-on-year -3.70% -15.63% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
UK median hourly rate - £13.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.25% -30.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.35 £17.63
% change year-on-year - -24.26% -45.77%

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 8,880 8,644 10,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.74% 9.00% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,453 5,116 6,252
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £140 £145 £155
90th Percentile £558 £530 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 779 878 979
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.61% -3.13% +8.47%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £36.13 £40.50 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £15.26
% change year-on-year -1.69% -3.34% +5.24%

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 21 February 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 12 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 21 February 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 -21 85 £428 -5.00% 33
London -22 53 £486 +3.96% 15
UK excluding London -10 34 £325 -3.70% 18
South East -3 14 £430 +42.74% 2
South West +9 7 £313 - 4
East Midlands +9 5 £560 +60.00% 3
Midlands -3 5 £560 +72.31% 3
North of England +23 3 £400 +3.23% 8
Northern Ireland - 3 £225 -
North West +7 2 £400 - 4
East of England - 2 £260 - 1
Yorkshire 0 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 67 (76.14%) SAS
1 67 (76.14%) R
2 60 (68.18%) SQL
3 57 (64.77%) Analytics
4 31 (35.23%) Python
5 30 (34.09%) MATLAB
5 30 (34.09%) Statistics
6 29 (32.95%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (31.82%) Degree
7 28 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (29.55%) Tableau
8 26 (29.55%) Machine Learning
9 24 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
10 22 (25.00%) Big Data
10 22 (25.00%) Mathematics
11 21 (23.86%) Hadoop
12 20 (22.73%) Data Analytics
12 20 (22.73%) Data Science
13 19 (21.59%) Marketing
14 18 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (20.45%) Apache
14 18 (20.45%) Apache Spark
15 17 (19.32%) Power BI
15 17 (19.32%) Visualisation
16 16 (18.18%) Data Modelling
16 16 (18.18%) Actionable Insight
17 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
17 15 (17.05%) Statistical Analysis
17 15 (17.05%) Finance
17 15 (17.05%) Computer Science

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 67 (76.14%) SAS
2 18 (20.45%) Apache
2 18 (20.45%) Apache Spark
3 5 (5.68%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (2.27%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.27%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.27%) IPython
4 2 (2.27%) Jupyter
4 2 (2.27%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.14%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (11.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (9.09%) Stata
4 2 (2.27%) SPSS Modeler
4 2 (2.27%) Weka
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Radian6
2 1 (1.14%) Revive Adserver
2 1 (1.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.36%) Google Analytics
2 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.68%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.27%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (2.27%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.27%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (2.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Internet
2 2 (2.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.00%) Big Data
2 21 (23.86%) Hadoop
3 18 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (19.32%) Power BI
5 13 (14.77%) Data Mining
5 13 (14.77%) SQL Server
6 12 (13.64%) Qlik Sense
6 12 (13.64%) QlikView
7 10 (11.36%) Mahout
7 10 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (7.95%) Apache Hive
9 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (6.82%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (6.82%) Data Lake
10 6 (6.82%) NoSQL
11 5 (5.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (5.68%) Neo4j
11 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) ERwin
1 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.27%) GoCD
1 2 (2.27%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.14%) ProC
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (21.59%) Marketing
2 15 (17.05%) Finance
3 6 (6.82%) Electronics
4 5 (5.68%) Banking
4 5 (5.68%) Retail
5 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.41%) Advertising
7 2 (2.27%) Publishing
8 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.14%) Local Government
8 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (35.23%) Analyst
2 24 (27.27%) Data Analyst
3 12 (13.64%) Architect
4 11 (12.50%) Developer
4 11 (12.50%) Insight Analyst
5 10 (11.36%) Data Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) Data Insight Analyst
5 10 (11.36%) Insight Data Analyst
6 9 (10.23%) Data Scientist
7 7 (7.95%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Lead Architect
9 5 (5.68%) Senior Insight Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) SQL Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) SQL Data Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) Excel Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) SAS Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Senior Web Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) Senior Web Analytics Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) SQL Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Web Analytics Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) Natural Language Processing
2 8 (9.09%) MLlib
3 4 (4.55%) XML
4 3 (3.41%) Web Services
5 2 (2.27%) ggplot
5 2 (2.27%) Kafka
5 2 (2.27%) Lucene
5 2 (2.27%) Matplotlib
5 2 (2.27%) Middleware
5 2 (2.27%) NumPy
5 2 (2.27%) Pandas
5 2 (2.27%) scikit-learn
5 2 (2.27%) SciPy
5 2 (2.27%) UIMA
6 1 (1.14%) CSS
6 1 (1.14%) HTML
6 1 (1.14%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.14%) MDX
6 1 (1.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (17.05%) Computer Science
3 10 (11.36%) Linked Data
3 10 (11.36%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.95%) Algorithms
5 5 (5.68%) Robotics
6 4 (4.55%) FMCG
7 3 (3.41%) Taxonomies
8 2 (2.27%) Replication
9 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.14%) NHS
9 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
9 1 (1.14%) RIA
9 1 (1.14%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.82%) Unix
2 2 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Android
3 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.14%) Windows
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (64.77%) Analytics
2 30 (34.09%) Statistics
3 29 (32.95%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (29.55%) Machine Learning
5 22 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 20 (22.73%) Data Analytics
6 20 (22.73%) Data Science
7 17 (19.32%) Visualisation
8 16 (18.18%) Actionable Insight
8 16 (18.18%) Data Modelling
9 15 (17.05%) Statistical Analysis
10 13 (14.77%) Artificial Intelligence
10 13 (14.77%) Data Analysis
10 13 (14.77%) ETL
11 11 (12.50%) CRM
12 10 (11.36%) Business Analytics
12 10 (11.36%) Information Retrieval
12 10 (11.36%) Quantitative Analysis
13 9 (10.23%) Big Data Analytics
13 9 (10.23%) Data Munging
Programming Languages
1 67 (76.14%) R
2 60 (68.18%) SQL
3 31 (35.23%) Python
4 30 (34.09%) MATLAB
5 12 (13.64%) Java
6 8 (9.09%) SPARQL
7 7 (7.95%) Scala
7 7 (7.95%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.68%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.68%) C#
8 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.68%) Perl
9 4 (4.55%) C
9 4 (4.55%) SAS Macro
10 3 (3.41%) C++
11 2 (2.27%) AWK
11 2 (2.27%) F#
11 2 (2.27%) sed
11 2 (2.27%) U-SQL
12 1 (1.14%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 28 (31.82%) Degree
2 7 (7.95%) Numerate Degree
2 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.55%) Master's Degree
4 4 (4.55%) PhD
5 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.14%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.55%) SLA
3 2 (2.27%) QA
4 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.14%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Ansible
1 2 (2.27%) Netcool
1 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (29.55%) Tableau
2 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.77%) Google
4 12 (13.64%) IBM
5 9 (10.23%) Adobe
6 8 (9.09%) Oracle
7 5 (5.68%) Blue Prism
7 5 (5.68%) Cognos
8 4 (4.55%) Vertica
9 3 (3.41%) Brandwatch
9 3 (3.41%) Crimson Hexagon
9 3 (3.41%) NetBase
9 3 (3.41%) SAP
9 3 (3.41%) Talend
9 3 (3.41%) Teradata
10 2 (2.27%) ILOG
10 2 (2.27%) Informatica
10 2 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.14%) DoubleClick
11 1 (1.14%) Netezza