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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 589 580
Rank change year-on-year +35 -9  
Contract jobs citing SPSS 47 55 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Applications category 1.19% 1.13% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 47 35
Median daily rate £400 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £200 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £636 £600 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +11.76% +4.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 3957 4858 6014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.55% 9.03% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2268 2924 3392
Median daily rate £365 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.60% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 430 576
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.63 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +7.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £10.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £36.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +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 24 June 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 19 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 24 June 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 +40 42 £375 -12.22% 26
London +24 31 £351 -18.48% 19
City of London +4 7 £350 +75.00% 7
South East +17 4 £460 +8.23%
Stirling - 4 £475 -
Scotland - 4 £475 - 1
Berkshire +22 2 £460 +31.42%
South West 0 2 - - 2
Wiltshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 1
Corsham - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +22 1 £310 - 1
Yorkshire +19 1 £310 - 2
Hampshire +11 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 - -
West End of London - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 71 (78.02%) SAS
2 61 (67.03%) R
3 56 (61.54%) Analytics
4 51 (56.04%) SQL
5 42 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (42.86%) Tableau
7 37 (40.66%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (38.46%) Data Analysis
9 34 (37.36%) Python
10 32 (35.16%) Microsoft Excel
11 31 (34.07%) Visualisation
12 30 (32.97%) Hadoop
13 27 (29.67%) Big Data
13 27 (29.67%) Statistics
13 27 (29.67%) Degree
13 27 (29.67%) MATLAB
14 26 (28.57%) ETL
14 26 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
14 26 (28.57%) Data Analytics
15 25 (27.47%) Finance
16 24 (26.37%) Data Mining
17 23 (25.27%) Mathematics
18 22 (24.18%) QlikView
18 22 (24.18%) Machine Learning
19 21 (23.08%) Data Visualisation
19 21 (23.08%) Power BI
20 20 (21.98%) Statistical Analysis
21 19 (20.88%) Data Modelling
21 19 (20.88%) Apache Spark
22 18 (19.78%) Stata

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 71 (78.02%) SAS
2 19 (20.88%) Apache Spark
3 11 (12.09%) Apache
3 11 (12.09%) Apache Pig
4 3 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.20%) Confluence
6 1 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.10%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.10%) IPython
6 1 (1.10%) Jupyter
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (35.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (19.78%) Stata
3 15 (16.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (3.30%) EViews
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (2.20%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.20%) SPSS Modeler
6 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) FastStats
1 2 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.10%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.10%) FastStats PeopleStage
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.10%) Relativity
2 1 (1.10%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.10%) SAP MDM
2 1 (1.10%) Unica
2 1 (1.10%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.30%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.10%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.10%) GitHub
4 1 (1.10%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (32.97%) Hadoop
2 27 (29.67%) Big Data
3 26 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (26.37%) Data Mining
5 22 (24.18%) QlikView
6 21 (23.08%) Power BI
7 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 13 (14.29%) Apache Hive
9 11 (12.09%) Spotfire
10 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
11 8 (8.79%) HBase
11 8 (8.79%) RDBMS
12 7 (7.69%) Mahout
12 7 (7.69%) Qlik Sense
13 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (5.49%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (5.49%) CouchDB
14 5 (5.49%) Data Lake
14 5 (5.49%) MySQL
15 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) JIRA
2 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.10%) GoCD
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.10%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (27.47%) Finance
2 16 (17.58%) Marketing
3 6 (6.59%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.30%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.30%) Retail
6 2 (2.20%) Electronics
6 2 (2.20%) German Language
6 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (34.07%) Analyst
2 18 (19.78%) Data Scientist
3 16 (17.58%) Data Analyst
4 13 (14.29%) Architect
5 8 (8.79%) Data Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) Big Data Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) Consultant
7 6 (6.59%) Analytics Consultant
7 6 (6.59%) Data Architect
7 6 (6.59%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Analyst Programmer
9 4 (4.40%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Data Consultant
9 4 (4.40%) Lead Architect
9 4 (4.40%) Programmer
9 4 (4.40%) Senior Analyst Programmer
9 4 (4.40%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Senior Programmer
10 3 (3.30%) Big Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.89%) Natural Language Processing
2 6 (6.59%) MLlib
2 6 (6.59%) UIMA
2 6 (6.59%) XML
3 4 (4.40%) Web Services
4 3 (3.30%) Kafka
4 3 (3.30%) REST
5 2 (2.20%) CSS
5 2 (2.20%) HTML
5 2 (2.20%) Spark Streaming
5 2 (2.20%) WSDL
5 2 (2.20%) XSD
6 1 (1.10%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 37 (40.66%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (17.58%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.69%) Algorithms
4 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.59%) Virtual Team
5 4 (4.40%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.40%) Social Media
6 3 (3.30%) Fintech
7 2 (2.20%) Clustering
7 2 (2.20%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.20%) NHS
7 2 (2.20%) Social Network
8 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.10%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.49%) Unix
2 3 (3.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (61.54%) Analytics
2 42 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (38.46%) Data Analysis
4 31 (34.07%) Visualisation
5 27 (29.67%) Statistics
6 26 (28.57%) Data Analytics
6 26 (28.57%) ETL
7 23 (25.27%) Mathematics
8 22 (24.18%) Machine Learning
9 21 (23.08%) Data Visualisation
10 20 (21.98%) Statistical Analysis
11 19 (20.88%) Data Modelling
12 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (16.48%) Data Management
14 13 (14.29%) Open Source
14 13 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
15 11 (12.09%) Quantitative Analysis
16 10 (10.99%) People Management
16 10 (10.99%) Project Management
17 9 (9.89%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 61 (67.03%) R
2 51 (56.04%) SQL
3 34 (37.36%) Python
4 27 (29.67%) MATLAB
5 14 (15.38%) Java
6 9 (9.89%) Scala
7 7 (7.69%) C++
8 6 (6.59%) JavaScript
8 6 (6.59%) PHP
8 6 (6.59%) VBA
9 5 (5.49%) Perl
9 5 (5.49%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.40%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.40%) SPARQL
11 3 (3.30%) C#
12 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.20%) VB
13 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (29.67%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.20%) PhD
3 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.99%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.40%) QA
3 2 (2.20%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.10%) IFRS
4 1 (1.10%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 11 (12.09%) Apache Flume
2 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.10%) Ansible
2 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (42.86%) Tableau
2 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.19%) IBM
4 11 (12.09%) Oracle
5 10 (10.99%) Cognos
5 10 (10.99%) Informatica
6 9 (9.89%) MicroStrategy
6 9 (9.89%) RapidMiner
6 9 (9.89%) Teradata
7 7 (7.69%) SAP
8 4 (4.40%) Adobe
9 3 (3.30%) Coremetrics
9 3 (3.30%) Google
9 3 (3.30%) TIBCO
10 2 (2.20%) Alteryx
10 2 (2.20%) Minitab
10 2 (2.20%) Netezza
11 1 (1.10%) Hyperion
11 1 (1.10%) MapR
11 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com