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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 577 574
Rank change year-on-year +29 -3  
Contract jobs citing SPSS 52 63 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.095%
As % of the Applications category 1.06% 1.08% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 48 24
Median daily rate £463 £429 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.87% +0.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £248 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £393 £425
% change year-on-year +16.24% -7.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -33.84%  

SPSS is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4890 5828 6541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.74% 10.77% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2921 3491 3580
Median daily rate £351 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.14% +0.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 482 645
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.32 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

SPSS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SPSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 17 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 49 £463 +7.87% 27
London +38 39 £465 +3.33% 20
South East +12 5 £463 +30.28% 1
City of London +10 5 £475 +13.77% 5
Hampshire +13 4 £469 +21.75%
Havant - 4 £469 -
North West - 3 £450 - 2
Scotland - 2 £475 - 3
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Berkshire +22 1 £313 +14.67% 1
West Midlands +17 1 - - 1
East Midlands -6 1 - - 2
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
Macclesfield - 1 £450 -
Stirling - 1 £475 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 64 (72.73%) SAS
2 59 (67.05%) Analytics
3 51 (57.95%) R
4 47 (53.41%) SQL
5 41 (46.59%) Tableau
6 40 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (44.32%) Analytical Skills
8 37 (42.05%) Python
9 32 (36.36%) Statistics
10 27 (30.68%) Big Data
10 27 (30.68%) Visualisation
11 26 (29.55%) Data Analysis
12 25 (28.41%) Data Mining
13 24 (27.27%) Hadoop
14 22 (25.00%) Degree
14 22 (25.00%) ETL
14 22 (25.00%) Finance
15 21 (23.86%) MATLAB
15 21 (23.86%) QlikView
16 20 (22.73%) Mathematics
16 20 (22.73%) Computer Science
16 20 (22.73%) SQL Server
16 20 (22.73%) Power BI
17 19 (21.59%) Apache Hive
18 18 (20.45%) Data Visualisation
18 18 (20.45%) Data Analytics
18 18 (20.45%) Machine Learning
18 18 (20.45%) Data Management
19 17 (19.32%) Java
20 16 (18.18%) Microsoft

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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 64 (72.73%) SAS
2 16 (18.18%) Apache Spark
3 10 (11.36%) Apache Pig
4 7 (7.95%) Apache
5 3 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.14%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.14%) IPython
6 1 (1.14%) Jupyter
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (7.95%) Stata
4 6 (6.82%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (3.41%) SPSS Modeler
6 2 (2.27%) EViews
6 2 (2.27%) MS Office
7 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) FastStats
2 2 (2.27%) WebTrends
3 1 (1.14%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (1.14%) FastStats PeopleStage
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.14%) Relativity
3 1 (1.14%) SAP MDG
3 1 (1.14%) SAP MDM
3 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.55%) Google Analytics
4 3 (3.41%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.27%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.14%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 1 (1.14%) GitHub
6 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.14%) Silverpop
6 1 (1.14%) SmartFocus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.68%) Big Data
2 25 (28.41%) Data Mining
3 24 (27.27%) Hadoop
4 21 (23.86%) QlikView
5 20 (22.73%) Power BI
5 20 (22.73%) SQL Server
6 19 (21.59%) Apache Hive
7 14 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (13.64%) Spotfire
9 9 (10.23%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (10.23%) NoSQL
9 9 (10.23%) Relational Database
10 8 (9.09%) RDBMS
11 6 (6.82%) Pentaho
12 5 (5.68%) HBase
12 5 (5.68%) Qlik Sense
12 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (4.55%) SAS EBI
13 4 (4.55%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 4 (4.55%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.14%) GoCD
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (1.14%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (25.00%) Finance
2 12 (13.64%) Marketing
3 6 (6.82%) Banking
3 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.68%) Retail
5 2 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.27%) German Language
6 1 (1.14%) Electronics
6 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (30.68%) Analyst
1 27 (30.68%) Data Scientist
2 15 (17.05%) Data Analyst
3 9 (10.23%) Consultant
4 8 (9.09%) Analytics Consultant
5 7 (7.95%) Data Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Architect
6 5 (5.68%) Data Consultant
7 4 (4.55%) Big Data Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Data Analytics Consultant
7 4 (4.55%) Data Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 3 (3.41%) Big Data Architect
8 3 (3.41%) DBA
8 3 (3.41%) PowerShell Developer
8 3 (3.41%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (3.41%) SSIS Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Statistician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.95%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (3.41%) Kafka
2 3 (3.41%) NumPy
2 3 (3.41%) Web Services
2 3 (3.41%) XML
3 2 (2.27%) CSS
3 2 (2.27%) HTML
3 2 (2.27%) MLlib
3 2 (2.27%) scikit-learn
3 2 (2.27%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (1.14%) D3.js
4 1 (1.14%) Pandas
4 1 (1.14%) REST
4 1 (1.14%) TensorFlow
4 1 (1.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 39 (44.32%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (22.73%) Computer Science
3 10 (11.36%) Algorithms
4 6 (6.82%) Virtual Team
5 5 (5.68%) Credit Risk
6 4 (4.55%) Social Network
7 3 (3.41%) Fintech
8 2 (2.27%) Social Media
9 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.14%) NHS
9 1 (1.14%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.68%) Linux
2 3 (3.41%) Unix
3 1 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (67.05%) Analytics
2 40 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
3 32 (36.36%) Statistics
4 27 (30.68%) Visualisation
5 26 (29.55%) Data Analysis
6 22 (25.00%) ETL
7 20 (22.73%) Mathematics
8 18 (20.45%) Data Analytics
8 18 (20.45%) Data Management
8 18 (20.45%) Data Visualisation
8 18 (20.45%) Machine Learning
9 16 (18.18%) Predictive Modelling
9 16 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
10 12 (13.64%) Data Modelling
11 11 (12.50%) A/B Testing
11 11 (12.50%) Open Source
12 10 (11.36%) Neural Network
12 10 (11.36%) People Management
13 9 (10.23%) Project Management
14 8 (9.09%) Economics
Programming Languages
1 51 (57.95%) R
2 47 (53.41%) SQL
3 37 (42.05%) Python
4 21 (23.86%) MATLAB
5 17 (19.32%) Java
6 11 (12.50%) C++
7 10 (11.36%) Scala
8 7 (7.95%) Perl
9 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
9 6 (6.82%) PHP
10 3 (3.41%) C#
10 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.41%) VBA
11 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.27%) VB
12 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.14%) Ruby
12 1 (1.14%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 22 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (4.55%) PhD
3 2 (2.27%) Postgraduate
3 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.27%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (2.27%) IFRS
2 2 (2.27%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 7 (7.95%) Apache Flume
2 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.14%) Ansible
3 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (46.59%) Tableau
2 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.64%) Cognos
4 11 (12.50%) Oracle
5 10 (11.36%) MicroStrategy
6 9 (10.23%) IBM
6 9 (10.23%) RapidMiner
6 9 (10.23%) SAP
7 8 (9.09%) Teradata
8 6 (6.82%) Alteryx
9 5 (5.68%) Adobe
9 5 (5.68%) Google
9 5 (5.68%) Informatica
10 4 (4.55%) Netezza
11 3 (3.41%) Coremetrics
11 3 (3.41%) TIBCO
12 2 (2.27%) Ab Initio
12 2 (2.27%) DoubleClick
12 2 (2.27%) Minitab
12 2 (2.27%) Omniture
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