Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 810 771 767
Rank change year-on-year -39 -4 -67
Contract jobs citing SPSS 86 115 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Applications category 0.95% 1.19% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 78 79
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.43% +13.71% -2.22%
10th Percentile £263 £211 £263
90th Percentile £675 £575 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £12.17 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.86% -37.59% -22.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.68 £16.25
% change year-on-year - -34.28% -0.55%

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 9066 9643 11698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.80% 9.18% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5538 5641 6811
UK median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £142 £150 £150
90th Percentile £560 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +0.77% - +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 955 1101
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.17 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.55 £39.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.45% +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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -36 81 £460 +15.00% 20
London -23 47 £488 +8.33% 12
UK excluding London +18 37 £413 +10.00% 8
South East +9 13 £460 +14.29% 1
South West +8 13 £338 +8.00% 1
Midlands +13 5 £560 +65.93% 2
East Midlands -2 4 £560 +51.86% 1
Northern Ireland -40 3 £225 -
North of England +44 2 £405 +1.19% 2
Yorkshire +24 1 £310 -
North West +20 1 £500 +24.92% 2
West Midlands +3 1 £650 +92.59% 1
Scotland +3 1 £475 +11.76%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 60 (69.77%) SAS
2 46 (53.49%) R
3 43 (50.00%) Analytics
3 43 (50.00%) SQL
4 30 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (30.23%) MATLAB
5 26 (30.23%) Hadoop
6 25 (29.07%) Statistics
7 23 (26.74%) Tableau
7 23 (26.74%) Python
8 21 (24.42%) Visualisation
8 21 (24.42%) Machine Learning
8 21 (24.42%) Degree
9 19 (22.09%) Management Information System
9 19 (22.09%) Microsoft Excel
9 19 (22.09%) Big Data
9 19 (22.09%) Data Analytics
10 18 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (19.77%) Finance
12 16 (18.60%) Apache Spark
13 15 (17.44%) Data Mining
14 14 (16.28%) Data Modelling
14 14 (16.28%) Stata
14 14 (16.28%) Data Analysis
14 14 (16.28%) Marketing
14 14 (16.28%) QlikView
15 13 (15.12%) ETL
16 12 (13.95%) IBM
16 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
16 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared

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 60 (69.77%) SAS
2 16 (18.60%) Apache Spark
3 11 (12.79%) Apache
4 3 (3.49%) ArcGIS
4 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.33%) Confluence
5 2 (2.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.16%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 19 (22.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (16.28%) Stata
3 9 (10.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.33%) Weka
5 1 (1.16%) EViews
5 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.16%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.16%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Azure Machine Learning
1 2 (2.33%) Google Analytics
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.23%) Hadoop
2 19 (22.09%) Big Data
3 15 (17.44%) Data Mining
4 14 (16.28%) QlikView
5 11 (12.79%) Power BI
6 10 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (9.30%) DB2
7 8 (9.30%) Mahout
8 7 (8.14%) Qlik Sense
8 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (6.98%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
10 5 (5.81%) Data Lake
10 5 (5.81%) Neo4j
10 5 (5.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (3.49%) Apache Hive
12 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) ERwin
1 2 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 17 (19.77%) Finance
2 14 (16.28%) Marketing
3 6 (6.98%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Retail
4 3 (3.49%) Publishing
5 2 (2.33%) Electronics
5 2 (2.33%) Local Government
5 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.33%) Military
5 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.16%) Front Office
6 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Law
6 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (37.21%) Analyst
2 20 (23.26%) Data Analyst
3 13 (15.12%) Architect
4 10 (11.63%) Developer
5 9 (10.47%) Data Scientist
6 7 (8.14%) Data Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Lead Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Data Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Insight Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Data Insight Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Insight Data Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) SAS Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) SAS Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Consultant
10 3 (3.49%) Lead Data Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) Natural Language Processing
2 8 (9.30%) MLlib
2 8 (9.30%) XML
3 3 (3.49%) Middleware
4 2 (2.33%) ggplot
4 2 (2.33%) Lucene
4 2 (2.33%) Matplotlib
4 2 (2.33%) NumPy
4 2 (2.33%) Pandas
4 2 (2.33%) REST
4 2 (2.33%) scikit-learn
4 2 (2.33%) SciPy
4 2 (2.33%) UIMA
4 2 (2.33%) Web Services
4 2 (2.33%) WSDL
4 2 (2.33%) XSD
5 1 (1.16%) MDX
5 1 (1.16%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 30 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (22.09%) Management Information System
3 11 (12.79%) Linked Data
4 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.81%) Robotics
6 4 (4.65%) Data Structures
7 3 (3.49%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.33%) FMCG
8 2 (2.33%) NHS
8 2 (2.33%) Reference Data
8 2 (2.33%) Taxonomies
9 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.16%) RIA
9 1 (1.16%) Social Network
9 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.14%) Unix
2 6 (6.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (50.00%) Analytics
2 25 (29.07%) Statistics
3 21 (24.42%) Machine Learning
3 21 (24.42%) Visualisation
4 19 (22.09%) Data Analytics
5 18 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (16.28%) Data Analysis
6 14 (16.28%) Data Modelling
7 13 (15.12%) ETL
8 11 (12.79%) Data Visualisation
8 11 (12.79%) Mathematics
9 10 (11.63%) CRM
9 10 (11.63%) Information Retrieval
9 10 (11.63%) Statistical Analysis
10 9 (10.47%) Artificial Intelligence
10 9 (10.47%) Business Analytics
10 9 (10.47%) Open Source
11 8 (9.30%) Big Data Analytics
11 8 (9.30%) Data Munging
11 8 (9.30%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 46 (53.49%) R
2 43 (50.00%) SQL
3 26 (30.23%) MATLAB
4 23 (26.74%) Python
5 8 (9.30%) SPARQL
6 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.81%) Java
8 4 (4.65%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.65%) Perl
8 4 (4.65%) SAS Macro
8 4 (4.65%) Scala
8 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.33%) AWK
9 2 (2.33%) C#
9 2 (2.33%) sed
10 1 (1.16%) C
10 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (24.42%) Degree
2 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.81%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (3.49%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.16%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.49%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Netcool
1 6 (6.98%) Tivoli
1 6 (6.98%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (26.74%) Tableau
2 12 (13.95%) IBM
2 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.63%) Cognos
4 6 (6.98%) ILOG
5 5 (5.81%) Blue Prism
5 5 (5.81%) Teradata
6 4 (4.65%) Informatica
6 4 (4.65%) SAP
7 3 (3.49%) Google
7 3 (3.49%) Oracle
8 2 (2.33%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (2.33%) Netezza
9 1 (1.16%) Adobe
9 1 (1.16%) Alteryx
9 1 (1.16%) Coremetrics
9 1 (1.16%) DoubleClick
9 1 (1.16%) Lavastorm
9 1 (1.16%) Omniture