Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Statistics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Statistics over the 6 months to 20 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.

Statistics
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 379 377 418
Rank change year-on-year -2 +41 +32
Contract jobs citing Statistics 623 645 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.62% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.74% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 379 377
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £200
90th Percentile £675 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £351 £340
% change year-on-year -0.14% +3.09% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 39 21
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.38% -34.06% -8.30%
10th Percentile £13.32 £9.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.50 £27.05 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.34 £11.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +68.17% -45.24% +1.20%

Statistics 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 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £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 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Statistics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Statistics over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Statistics over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Statistics within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 -15 571 £425 +6.25% 111
London -48 306 £478 +3.80% 57
UK excluding London +44 290 £350 -0.14% 57
South East +7 113 £350 +21.63% 22
North of England +61 52 £350 -6.67% 10
East of England +4 49 £425 +25.00% 13
West Midlands +34 37 £325 -13.33% 6
Midlands +17 37 £325 -13.33% 7
North West +26 29 £325 -12.16% 8
Scotland -12 18 £388 -3.13% 3
Yorkshire +8 17 £408 +8.67% 2
Wales +10 10 £266 -5.42%
South West 0 9 £433 +14.95% 2
North East +66 6 £300 -42.86%
Northern Ireland - 4 £225 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 216 (34.67%) SQL
2 184 (29.53%) Analytical Skills
3 181 (29.05%) Python
4 164 (26.32%) Mathematics
5 152 (24.40%) Degree
6 151 (24.24%) Analytics
7 149 (23.92%) R
8 116 (18.62%) Machine Learning
9 108 (17.34%) Computer Science
10 102 (16.37%) Finance
11 96 (15.41%) Microsoft
12 90 (14.45%) Big Data
13 74 (11.88%) SQL Server
14 73 (11.72%) Data Analysis
15 71 (11.40%) Visualisation
16 68 (10.91%) Algorithms
17 67 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
18 65 (10.43%) Data Modelling
19 64 (10.27%) Windows
20 61 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
20 61 (9.79%) SAS
20 61 (9.79%) Hadoop
21 57 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel
22 56 (8.99%) Service Management
23 55 (8.83%) Validation
24 54 (8.67%) Tableau
25 53 (8.51%) Data Management
26 52 (8.35%) Physics
27 51 (8.19%) Telecoms
28 50 (8.03%) Linux

Statistics
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 61 (9.79%) SAS
2 43 (6.90%) Apache Spark
3 33 (5.30%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.25%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.28%) Apache Pig
6 8 (1.28%) ArcGIS
6 8 (1.28%) CMS
6 8 (1.28%) JBoss
7 5 (0.80%) Confluence
8 4 (0.64%) Apache
8 4 (0.64%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.48%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.32%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.16%) Smallworld
Applications
1 57 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (3.53%) SPSS
4 15 (2.41%) Stata
5 14 (2.25%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.96%) Weka
9 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.32%) EViews
10 2 (0.32%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.16%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.16%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.16%) Primavera
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.65%) Office 365
3 18 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.28%) Google Analytics
6 7 (1.12%) AdWords
7 6 (0.96%) GitHub
8 5 (0.80%) Slack
8 5 (0.80%) Trello
9 4 (0.64%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.48%) npm
10 3 (0.48%) SaaS
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.16%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 1 (0.16%) Heroku
11 1 (0.16%) PaaS
11 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.33%) Firewall
2 22 (3.53%) WAN
3 20 (3.21%) Cisco Nexus
4 19 (3.05%) DHCP
5 18 (2.89%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (2.57%) VPN
7 15 (2.41%) Wireless
8 14 (2.25%) MPLS
9 13 (2.09%) Intranet
9 13 (2.09%) Skype
10 10 (1.61%) Internet
11 9 (1.44%) 4G
12 8 (1.28%) LAN
13 7 (1.12%) 3G
14 6 (0.96%) BGP
14 6 (0.96%) DNS
14 6 (0.96%) EIGRP
14 6 (0.96%) Multicast
14 6 (0.96%) OSPF
15 5 (0.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (14.45%) Big Data
2 74 (11.88%) SQL Server
3 61 (9.79%) Hadoop
4 48 (7.70%) Data Mining
5 37 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (5.46%) Relational Database
7 21 (3.37%) Apache Hive
8 19 (3.05%) NoSQL
9 18 (2.89%) GIS
10 17 (2.73%) MySQL
11 16 (2.57%) BusinessObjects
11 16 (2.57%) Power BI
12 14 (2.25%) Geospatial Data
12 14 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (2.09%) Amazon Redshift
13 13 (2.09%) MS Access
13 13 (2.09%) QlikView
14 12 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (3.53%) JIRA
2 21 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.44%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.28%) ERwin
5 6 (0.96%) JMeter
5 6 (0.96%) LoadRunner
6 5 (0.80%) The Grinder
6 5 (0.80%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.64%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.64%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.64%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.48%) Bower
8 3 (0.48%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.48%) PyCharm
8 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.32%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.16%) ProC
10 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 102 (16.37%) Finance
2 51 (8.19%) Telecoms
3 40 (6.42%) Marketing
4 34 (5.46%) Banking
5 32 (5.14%) Retail
6 25 (4.01%) Front Office
7 19 (3.05%) Legal
8 17 (2.73%) Electronics
9 16 (2.57%) Back Office
10 14 (2.25%) Investment Banking
10 14 (2.25%) Manufacturing
11 13 (2.09%) Publishing
12 11 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (1.12%) Financial Institution
13 7 (1.12%) Law
14 6 (0.96%) Advertising
14 6 (0.96%) Games
15 4 (0.64%) Automotive
15 4 (0.64%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.48%) French Language
Job Titles
1 163 (26.16%) Analyst
2 109 (17.50%) Data Scientist
3 84 (13.48%) Developer
4 61 (9.79%) Data Analyst
5 30 (4.82%) SQL Developer
6 25 (4.01%) Service Analyst
7 23 (3.69%) Service Desk Analyst
8 22 (3.53%) Python Developer
9 21 (3.37%) SSIS Developer
10 20 (3.21%) Consultant
11 19 (3.05%) T-SQL Developer
12 17 (2.73%) Database Developer
12 17 (2.73%) SQL Database Developer
13 16 (2.57%) Trainer
14 15 (2.41%) DBA
14 15 (2.41%) IT Trainer
14 15 (2.41%) Senior Data Scientist
15 14 (2.25%) Architect
15 14 (2.25%) Junior
16 13 (2.09%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.82%) .NET
2 27 (4.33%) Web Services
3 23 (3.69%) Pandas
3 23 (3.69%) scikit-learn
4 21 (3.37%) NumPy
5 20 (3.21%) Entity Framework
6 19 (3.05%) Natural Language Processing
6 19 (3.05%) XML
7 18 (2.89%) .NET Framework
8 14 (2.25%) SciPy
9 13 (2.09%) D3.js
10 12 (1.93%) HTML
11 11 (1.77%) MDX
12 9 (1.44%) Bokeh
12 9 (1.44%) ggplot
13 8 (1.28%) Kafka
14 7 (1.12%) CSS
14 7 (1.12%) Flask
15 6 (0.96%) AngularJS
15 6 (0.96%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 184 (29.53%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (17.34%) Computer Science
3 68 (10.91%) Algorithms
4 48 (7.70%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.37%) Data Structures
6 19 (3.05%) User Experience
7 16 (2.57%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.44%) NHS
8 9 (1.44%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.12%) CESG
9 7 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.12%) Reference Data
9 7 (1.12%) Social Media
10 6 (0.96%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.80%) Linked Data
12 4 (0.64%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.64%) Music Streaming
12 4 (0.64%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (10.27%) Windows
2 50 (8.03%) Linux
3 16 (2.57%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.25%) Unix
5 12 (1.93%) Android
5 12 (1.93%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.96%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.80%) AIX
10 3 (0.48%) HPUX
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.48%) Solaris
10 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (26.32%) Mathematics
2 151 (24.24%) Analytics
3 116 (18.62%) Machine Learning
4 73 (11.72%) Data Analysis
5 71 (11.40%) Visualisation
6 67 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (10.43%) Data Modelling
8 61 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
9 56 (8.99%) Service Management
10 55 (8.83%) Validation
11 53 (8.51%) Data Management
12 52 (8.35%) Physics
13 46 (7.38%) Project Management
14 44 (7.06%) ITIL
15 43 (6.90%) ETL
16 42 (6.74%) Data Visualisation
16 42 (6.74%) Economics
17 36 (5.78%) High Availability
18 34 (5.46%) Data Analytics
18 34 (5.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 216 (34.67%) SQL
2 181 (29.05%) Python
3 149 (23.92%) R
4 39 (6.26%) Java
5 37 (5.94%) JavaScript
6 33 (5.30%) C++
7 29 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 23 (3.69%) C#
8 23 (3.69%) Scala
9 17 (2.73%) VBA
10 15 (2.41%) MATLAB
10 15 (2.41%) Perl
11 14 (2.25%) C
12 12 (1.93%) PHP
13 8 (1.28%) AWK
13 8 (1.28%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.12%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (0.64%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 152 (24.40%) Degree
2 42 (6.74%) PhD
3 29 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 24 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
5 22 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (2.89%) Postgraduate
7 17 (2.73%) CCNP
7 17 (2.73%) SC Cleared
8 14 (2.25%) A+ Certification
8 14 (2.25%) HNC
8 14 (2.25%) Master's Degree
9 12 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (1.12%) CISM
12 7 (1.12%) CISSP
13 6 (0.96%) RHCE
13 6 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.80%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.58%) Data Quality
2 19 (3.05%) QA
3 17 (2.73%) PMO
4 15 (2.41%) SLA
5 8 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (1.12%) COBIT
6 7 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (1.12%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.80%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.48%) GDPR
10 2 (0.32%) GCP
11 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.16%) CDISC
11 1 (0.16%) IFRS
System Software
1 41 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.32%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.32%) Firmware
6 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.16%) IAG
6 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (1.61%) SCCM
2 6 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (0.80%) Ansible
3 5 (0.80%) Grafana
4 3 (0.48%) FTK
4 3 (0.48%) Puppet
5 2 (0.32%) Amdocs OSS
5 2 (0.32%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.32%) Terraform
6 1 (0.16%) Cacti
6 1 (0.16%) Graphite
6 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.16%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.16%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 96 (15.41%) Microsoft
2 54 (8.67%) Tableau
3 43 (6.90%) Oracle
4 30 (4.82%) Cisco
5 21 (3.37%) Google
6 14 (2.25%) SAP
7 11 (1.77%) HP
8 9 (1.44%) CheckPoint
8 9 (1.44%) VMware
9 8 (1.28%) Citrix
9 8 (1.28%) iManage
9 8 (1.28%) NetApp
9 8 (1.28%) Palo Alto
10 7 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
10 7 (1.12%) Remedy
10 7 (1.12%) Reuters
10 7 (1.12%) SolarWinds
10 7 (1.12%) Splunk
11 6 (0.96%) Dell
11 6 (0.96%) Huawei