Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 737 835 817
Rank change year-on-year +98 -18 -14
Contract jobs citing SPSS 67 51 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.049% 0.081%
As % of the Applications category 0.93% 0.58% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 56
UK median daily rate £413 £450 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -1.10% +13.33%
10th Percentile £216 £274 £263
90th Percentile £575 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £480 £425
% change year-on-year -10.16% +12.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK median hourly rate - £83.50 £19.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +321.29% +62.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 -

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 7,183 8,833 9,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.55% 8.48% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,207 5,206 5,590
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £143 £146 £143
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 801 737
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -4.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.15 £40.25 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £15.30 £14.50
% change year-on-year +13.56% +5.52% -6.45%

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 15 November 2019.

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 14 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 15 November 2019. 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 +100 60 £432 -4.00% 5
UK excluding London +85 39 £431 -10.16% 3
London +95 28 £400 -8.57% 4
South East +49 17 £475 +5.56%
North of England +31 8 £413 -36.54%
North West +30 5 £413 -
Northern Ireland +5 4 £229 -
West Midlands +46 3 £550 +7.84%
Midlands +45 3 £550 +7.84%
Scotland +22 3 - - 2
East of England +40 2 - -
South West -7 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £315 -
North East +19 1 £575 -11.54%

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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 44 (65.67%) SQL
2 43 (64.18%) SAS
3 37 (55.22%) R
4 33 (49.25%) Python
5 30 (44.78%) Analytics
6 29 (43.28%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (41.79%) Statistics
8 26 (38.81%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (34.33%) Data Science
10 22 (32.84%) Data Mining
10 22 (32.84%) Degree
11 19 (28.36%) Microsoft Excel
11 19 (28.36%) Power BI
11 19 (28.36%) Power Platform
12 18 (26.87%) Statistical Analysis
13 17 (25.37%) Stata
13 17 (25.37%) ETL
13 17 (25.37%) Tableau
14 16 (23.88%) Mathematics
14 16 (23.88%) Visualisation
14 16 (23.88%) Finance
15 15 (22.39%) Data Modelling
16 14 (20.90%) Banking
17 13 (19.40%) Retail
17 13 (19.40%) Statistical Modelling
18 12 (17.91%) Computer Science
19 11 (16.42%) Quantitative Analysis
19 11 (16.42%) Data Analytics
19 11 (16.42%) Economics
20 10 (14.93%) Microsoft

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 43 (64.18%) SAS
2 1 (1.49%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (28.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (25.37%) Stata
3 3 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 19 (28.36%) Power Platform
2 4 (5.97%) Azure
2 4 (5.97%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (2.99%) AWS
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.84%) Data Mining
2 19 (28.36%) Power BI
3 10 (14.93%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (13.43%) Hadoop
4 9 (13.43%) QlikView
5 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (10.45%) Apache Hive
6 7 (10.45%) Qlik Sense
6 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
7 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (7.46%) Base SAS
8 5 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (7.46%) MySQL
8 5 (7.46%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (7.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (5.97%) Big Data
9 4 (5.97%) Data Lake
10 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
10 3 (4.48%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) ERwin
1 2 (2.99%) Yeoman
2 1 (1.49%) Hudson
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 14 (20.90%) Banking
3 13 (19.40%) Retail
4 9 (13.43%) Marketing
5 5 (7.46%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.99%) Law
6 2 (2.99%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.99%) Publishing
6 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.99%) Retail Finance
6 2 (2.99%) Social Science
7 1 (1.49%) Advertising
7 1 (1.49%) Local Government
7 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Analyst
2 22 (32.84%) Data Analyst
3 18 (26.87%) Data Scientist
4 6 (8.96%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Architect
5 5 (7.46%) Data Architect
5 5 (7.46%) Insight Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Data Insight Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Insight Data Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Power BI Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Python Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Report Developer
6 4 (5.97%) SQL BI Developer
6 4 (5.97%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.48%) ITIL Manager
7 3 (4.48%) SAS Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Data Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) XML
2 3 (4.48%) D3.js
2 3 (4.48%) ODBC
3 2 (2.99%) Cascalog
3 2 (2.99%) Pandas
3 2 (2.99%) scikit-learn
3 2 (2.99%) SciPy
4 1 (1.49%) REST
4 1 (1.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (43.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.99%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.49%) DataPower
5 1 (1.49%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.78%) Analytics
2 28 (41.79%) Statistics
3 26 (38.81%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (34.33%) Data Science
5 18 (26.87%) Statistical Analysis
6 17 (25.37%) ETL
7 16 (23.88%) Mathematics
7 16 (23.88%) Visualisation
8 15 (22.39%) Data Modelling
9 13 (19.40%) Statistical Modelling
10 12 (17.91%) Computer Science
11 11 (16.42%) Data Analytics
11 11 (16.42%) Economics
11 11 (16.42%) Quantitative Analysis
12 10 (14.93%) Data Visualisation
13 8 (11.94%) Data Analysis
13 8 (11.94%) Decision-Making
13 8 (11.94%) Open Source
14 7 (10.45%) Operations Research
14 7 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 44 (65.67%) SQL
2 37 (55.22%) R
3 33 (49.25%) Python
4 10 (14.93%) MATLAB
5 6 (8.96%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.97%) Perl
6 4 (5.97%) PHP
6 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.97%) VBA
7 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.99%) Clojure
7 2 (2.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (32.84%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.49%) PhD
3 1 (1.49%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.48%) GDPR
3 1 (1.49%) IFRS
3 1 (1.49%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Tableau
2 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.94%) Oracle
4 6 (8.96%) Cognos
5 4 (5.97%) Alteryx
5 4 (5.97%) IBM
5 4 (5.97%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (5.97%) Vertica
6 3 (4.48%) Informatica
6 3 (4.48%) Teradata
7 2 (2.99%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.99%) Hortonworks
7 2 (2.99%) Netezza
7 2 (2.99%) SAP
7 2 (2.99%) Sybase
7 2 (2.99%) Talend
8 1 (1.49%) Adobe
8 1 (1.49%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.49%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.49%) Twitter