Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Statistical Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Statistical Analysis 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.

Statistical Analysis
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 743 729 779
Rank change year-on-year -14 +50 -83
Contract jobs citing Statistical Analysis 153 157 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 120 69
UK median daily rate £465 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +33.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £245 £286 £206
90th Percentile £647 £638 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £407 £380 £325
% change year-on-year +7.11% +16.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £17.19 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.26% -47.12% +132.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £16.18 £18.44
90th Percentile £33.50 £19.56 £42.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £16.56 £40.00
% change year-on-year -24.49% -58.61% +207.69%

Statistical Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87050 88088 93684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.89% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58011 58216 60663
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2370 2759
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £49.93 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

Statistical Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Statistical Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Statistical Analysis in the UK

Statistical Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Statistical Analysis.

Contractor daily rate trend for Statistical Analysis in the UK

Statistical Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Statistical Analysis over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Statistical Analysis in the UK

Statistical Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Statistical Analysis.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Statistical Analysis in the UK

Statistical Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Statistical Analysis over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Statistical Analysis in the UK

Statistical Analysis
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 Statistical Analysis 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 -21 139 £470 -6.00% 28
London -19 86 £538 +2.38% 17
UK excluding London +36 63 £407 +7.11% 11
East of England +9 20 £404 -10.33% 1
South East -3 16 £519 -5.68% 6
Scotland - 8 £463 -
Midlands +28 6 £381 +27.62% 2
South West +2 6 £218 +27.94%
North of England +48 5 £375 +7.14% 2
North West +28 4 £488 +27.04% 2
West Midlands +17 3 - - 2
East Midlands -1 3 £381 +27.08%
Wales +13 2 - -
Yorkshire +19 1 £263 -20.45%

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Statistical Analysis 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 Statistical Analysis.

1 65 (42.48%) SQL
2 48 (31.37%) Python
3 33 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (20.26%) Machine Learning
5 28 (18.30%) R
5 28 (18.30%) Finance
5 28 (18.30%) SAS
6 27 (17.65%) Visualisation
6 27 (17.65%) Analytics
7 26 (16.99%) Degree
8 24 (15.69%) Statistics
9 22 (14.38%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (13.73%) Data Modelling
11 20 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (13.07%) Data Analysis
12 19 (12.42%) Data Mining
12 19 (12.42%) Tableau
13 18 (11.76%) Big Data
13 18 (11.76%) XML
13 18 (11.76%) Mathematics
14 17 (11.11%) Linux
14 17 (11.11%) Algorithms
15 16 (10.46%) Microsoft
16 15 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (9.80%) Computer Science
16 15 (9.80%) Scrum
16 15 (9.80%) Data Visualisation
16 15 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (9.80%) Data Mapping
17 14 (9.15%) Data Integration

Statistical Analysis
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 28 (18.30%) SAS
2 6 (3.92%) Apache
3 5 (3.27%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.27%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.31%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.31%) Confluence
4 2 (1.31%) IIS
4 2 (1.31%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.19%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (6.54%) SPSS
4 8 (5.23%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.61%) Stata
6 3 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.65%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.31%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.27%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.31%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.31%) Internet
1 2 (1.31%) SMS
2 1 (0.65%) DHCP
2 1 (0.65%) DNS
2 1 (0.65%) Firewall
2 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.42%) Data Mining
2 18 (11.76%) Big Data
3 15 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (7.19%) Hadoop
4 11 (7.19%) MySQL
5 10 (6.54%) Ingres
6 7 (4.58%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.58%) QlikView
7 6 (3.92%) Power BI
7 6 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.92%) Text Mining
8 5 (3.27%) GIS
8 5 (3.27%) Qlik Sense
8 5 (3.27%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.96%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.31%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 7 (4.58%) Cucumber
1 7 (4.58%) Gradle
1 7 (4.58%) Maven
1 7 (4.58%) TeamCity
2 6 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.27%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.27%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.31%) JIRA
General
1 28 (18.30%) Finance
2 13 (8.50%) Banking
3 8 (5.23%) Front Office
3 8 (5.23%) Legal
3 8 (5.23%) Publishing
3 8 (5.23%) Retail
4 7 (4.58%) Marketing
5 3 (1.96%) Local Government
5 3 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.31%) Back Office
6 2 (1.31%) Electronics
6 2 (1.31%) Music Industry
6 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 53 (34.64%) Analyst
2 33 (21.57%) Developer
3 21 (13.73%) Data Scientist
4 18 (11.76%) Data Analyst
5 16 (10.46%) Business Analyst
6 10 (6.54%) Python Developer
7 9 (5.88%) Information Officer
7 9 (5.88%) Information Security Officer
7 9 (5.88%) Security Officer
8 8 (5.23%) Architect
8 8 (5.23%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.23%) Report Analyst
9 6 (3.92%) Data Architect
9 6 (3.92%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (3.27%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 5 (3.27%) Process Engineer
11 4 (2.61%) Administrator
11 4 (2.61%) Front Office Developer
11 4 (2.61%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.76%) XML
2 13 (8.50%) Middleware
2 13 (8.50%) XSLT
3 12 (7.84%) Natural Language Processing
4 9 (5.88%) Kafka
4 9 (5.88%) Pandas
5 8 (5.23%) NumPy
6 7 (4.58%) Django
7 6 (3.92%) Flask
7 6 (3.92%) Node.js
7 6 (3.92%) scikit-learn
8 4 (2.61%) .NET
9 3 (1.96%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.96%) Regular Expression
9 3 (1.96%) SciPy
10 2 (1.31%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.31%) HTML
10 2 (1.31%) React
10 2 (1.31%) REST
10 2 (1.31%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 15 (9.80%) Computer Science
4 12 (7.84%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.23%) Linked Data
6 7 (4.58%) Equities
6 7 (4.58%) Semantic Web
7 5 (3.27%) NHS
8 4 (2.61%) Credit Risk
8 4 (2.61%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.96%) User Experience
10 2 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.31%) Eurex
10 2 (1.31%) Life Science
10 2 (1.31%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.31%) Social Media
11 1 (0.65%) Derivative
11 1 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.65%) Equity Risk
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.11%) Linux
2 8 (5.23%) Windows
3 7 (4.58%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.31%) Unix
5 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.26%) Machine Learning
3 27 (17.65%) Analytics
3 27 (17.65%) Visualisation
4 24 (15.69%) Statistics
5 22 (14.38%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (13.73%) Data Modelling
7 20 (13.07%) Data Analysis
8 18 (11.76%) Mathematics
9 15 (9.80%) Data Mapping
9 15 (9.80%) Data Visualisation
9 15 (9.80%) Scrum
10 14 (9.15%) Data Integration
10 14 (9.15%) Data Transformation
10 14 (9.15%) Predictive Modelling
10 14 (9.15%) Validation
11 13 (8.50%) ETL
11 13 (8.50%) Requirements Analysis
11 13 (8.50%) Requirements Management
11 13 (8.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 65 (42.48%) SQL
2 48 (31.37%) Python
3 28 (18.30%) R
4 13 (8.50%) Java
5 9 (5.88%) VB
6 8 (5.23%) Scala
7 7 (4.58%) MATLAB
7 7 (4.58%) SPARQL
8 5 (3.27%) Perl
9 4 (2.61%) VBScript
10 3 (1.96%) AWK
10 3 (1.96%) C
10 3 (1.96%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.31%) C#
11 2 (1.31%) C++
11 2 (1.31%) Tcl
11 2 (1.31%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.31%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.31%) VB6
12 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (16.99%) Degree
2 11 (7.19%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.88%) Master's Degree
4 5 (3.27%) PhD
4 5 (3.27%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.61%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (1.31%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.65%) CISA
8 1 (0.65%) CISM
8 1 (0.65%) CISSP
8 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) ISEB
8 1 (0.65%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.88%) QA
2 8 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (3.92%) SLA
4 5 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.27%) OASIS TOSCA
5 4 (2.61%) PMO
6 3 (1.96%) GDPR
7 1 (0.65%) BS7666
7 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (7.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.27%) Cloudify
1 5 (3.27%) StackStorm
2 4 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (12.42%) Tableau
2 16 (10.46%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.84%) Oracle
4 9 (5.88%) IBM
5 8 (5.23%) CA
6 4 (2.61%) HP
6 4 (2.61%) Motorola
6 4 (2.61%) Teradata
7 3 (1.96%) Google
7 3 (1.96%) IFS
8 2 (1.31%) Adobe
8 2 (1.31%) Apple
8 2 (1.31%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.31%) ION Trading
8 2 (1.31%) Northgate
8 2 (1.31%) PayPal
8 2 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.31%) Sybase
9 1 (0.65%) Cisco
9 1 (0.65%) ESRI