Period
to 20 April 2018

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 April 2018 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 384 406 441
Rank change year-on-year +22 +35 +3
Contract jobs citing Statistics 639 536 535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.58% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.69% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 338 315
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.52% +0.13%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £213
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £361
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.57% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 32
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £21.75 £16.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.83% +32.46% -5.90%
10th Percentile £17.81 £14.74 £13.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.80 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.94 £21.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.85% +45.00% -9.91%

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 86,597 78,235 89,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,197 51,483 58,291
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,132 2,454
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.14% +18.24%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +14.14%

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 April 2018.

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 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Statistics in the UK

Statistics
Top 16 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 April 2018. 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 +25 595 £436 +9.06% 212
London -1 351 £475 -5.00% 96
UK excluding London +17 281 £375 +11.11% 129
South East +1 104 £421 +36.75% 34
North of England +14 69 £378 +0.67% 30
East of England +18 38 £363 +13.28% 29
North East +55 30 £350 -13.15% 6
North West -11 24 £378 +34.22% 16
Midlands -6 22 £430 +22.86% 12
Wales -1 19 £173 -8.95% 2
Scotland -48 17 £225 -47.06% 6
West Midlands +7 15 £201 -52.12% 10
Yorkshire -21 15 £415 +10.67% 8
South West -4 9 £360 +89.22% 11
East Midlands -2 7 £675 +98.53% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £109 - 5

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 230 (35.99%) SQL
2 221 (34.59%) Python
3 204 (31.92%) Analytical Skills
4 201 (31.46%) Data Science
5 188 (29.42%) Mathematics
6 180 (28.17%) R
7 174 (27.23%) Analytics
8 166 (25.98%) Degree
9 156 (24.41%) Machine Learning
10 145 (22.69%) Computer Science
11 120 (18.78%) Finance
12 119 (18.62%) Visualisation
13 105 (16.43%) Data Analysis
14 98 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
15 94 (14.71%) Microsoft
16 90 (14.08%) SAS
16 90 (14.08%) Tableau
16 90 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
17 82 (12.83%) Decision-Making
17 82 (12.83%) Big Data
18 81 (12.68%) Apache Spark
19 80 (12.52%) Microsoft Excel
20 78 (12.21%) Hadoop
21 75 (11.74%) Security Cleared
22 72 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
23 70 (10.95%) Windows
24 62 (9.70%) Management Information System
25 60 (9.39%) Data Mining
26 58 (9.08%) ETL
26 58 (9.08%) SQL Server

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 90 (14.08%) SAS
2 81 (12.68%) Apache Spark
3 56 (8.76%) SharePoint
4 48 (7.51%) Jupyter
5 35 (5.48%) Apache
6 20 (3.13%) Apache Pig
7 12 (1.88%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.72%) Apache Solr
9 9 (1.41%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.25%) CMS
11 6 (0.94%) JBoss
11 6 (0.94%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.94%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.78%) Confluence
12 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.63%) DataSynapse
13 4 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 80 (12.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (5.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (4.23%) SPSS
5 26 (4.07%) MS Visio
6 13 (2.03%) Stata
7 10 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (0.78%) Weka
10 4 (0.63%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.31%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.16%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.63%) Magento
2 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.31%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.31%) Workfront
4 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.16%) Finacle
4 1 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.01%) Office 365
2 31 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.03%) Google Analytics
5 11 (1.72%) PaaS
6 10 (1.56%) SaaS
6 10 (1.56%) Slack
6 10 (1.56%) Trello
7 8 (1.25%) IaaS
8 7 (1.10%) Adobe Analytics
8 7 (1.10%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.78%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.31%) GitHub
11 2 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.16%) AdWords
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.16%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.50%) Skype
2 11 (1.72%) Intranet
3 9 (1.41%) DHCP
3 9 (1.41%) Firewall
3 9 (1.41%) SMS
4 8 (1.25%) iSCSI
5 7 (1.10%) DNS
5 7 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.10%) VPN
6 6 (0.94%) 4G
6 6 (0.94%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.94%) FCoE
6 6 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (0.94%) Internet
6 6 (0.94%) LAN
6 6 (0.94%) SSL
7 5 (0.78%) 3G
7 5 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (0.78%) Network Security
8 4 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (12.83%) Big Data
2 78 (12.21%) Hadoop
3 60 (9.39%) Data Mining
4 58 (9.08%) SQL Server
5 42 (6.57%) Apache Hive
6 36 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (5.16%) Power BI
8 32 (5.01%) MongoDB
9 30 (4.69%) HBase
10 27 (4.23%) NoSQL
11 26 (4.07%) BusinessObjects
12 24 (3.76%) Relational Database
13 20 (3.13%) MySQL
14 16 (2.50%) Mahout
15 14 (2.19%) Impala
16 13 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (2.03%) Qlik Sense
16 13 (2.03%) Spotfire
17 12 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 11 (1.72%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 27 (4.23%) JIRA
2 19 (2.97%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.35%) PVCS
4 9 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.63%) Firebug
6 4 (0.63%) JMeter
6 4 (0.63%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.63%) The Grinder
7 3 (0.47%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.47%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.47%) Subversion
7 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.31%) GitLab
8 2 (0.31%) PhpStorm
8 2 (0.31%) RStudio
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.16%) Bower
9 1 (0.16%) GoCD
9 1 (0.16%) PyCharm
General
1 120 (18.78%) Finance
2 55 (8.61%) Banking
3 45 (7.04%) Marketing
4 29 (4.54%) Games
5 27 (4.23%) Retail
6 21 (3.29%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.50%) Legal
8 12 (1.88%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.56%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.25%) Front Office
11 8 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.94%) Publishing
13 5 (0.78%) Advertising
13 5 (0.78%) French Language
13 5 (0.78%) German Language
13 5 (0.78%) Law
13 5 (0.78%) Military
14 3 (0.47%) Billing
14 3 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 199 (31.14%) Analyst
2 134 (20.97%) Data Scientist
3 92 (14.40%) Developer
4 76 (11.89%) Data Analyst
5 28 (4.38%) Data Engineer
6 26 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
7 24 (3.76%) Python Developer
7 24 (3.76%) Support Analyst
8 23 (3.60%) Consultant
8 23 (3.60%) SAS Analyst
9 20 (3.13%) Administrator
9 20 (3.13%) DBA
10 18 (2.82%) Service Analyst
10 18 (2.82%) Service Desk Analyst
11 17 (2.66%) Insight Analyst
11 17 (2.66%) SAS Developer
11 17 (2.66%) Senior Data Scientist
11 17 (2.66%) SQL Analyst
11 17 (2.66%) Trainer
12 16 (2.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.82%) Pandas
2 49 (7.67%) NumPy
3 43 (6.73%) Matplotlib
4 32 (5.01%) XML
5 31 (4.85%) D3.js
6 28 (4.38%) scikit-learn
7 24 (3.76%) TensorFlow
8 23 (3.60%) PySpark
9 22 (3.44%) Seaborn
9 22 (3.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 22 (3.44%) Unreal Engine
10 20 (3.13%) Natural Language Processing
11 14 (2.19%) Kafka
12 12 (1.88%) Velocity
13 9 (1.41%) .NET
13 9 (1.41%) FIX Protocol
13 9 (1.41%) ggplot
14 8 (1.25%) Keras
14 8 (1.25%) SciPy
15 7 (1.10%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 204 (31.92%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (22.69%) Computer Science
3 62 (9.70%) Management Information System
4 45 (7.04%) Algorithms
5 33 (5.16%) User Experience
6 31 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (3.76%) Smartphone
8 16 (2.50%) Data Structures
8 16 (2.50%) NHS
9 11 (1.72%) Credit Risk
9 11 (1.72%) Replication
10 10 (1.56%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.41%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.10%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.10%) e-Learning
12 7 (1.10%) FMCG
13 6 (0.94%) CESG
13 6 (0.94%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (0.94%) EMC VNX
13 6 (0.94%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 70 (10.95%) Windows
2 47 (7.36%) Unix
3 45 (7.04%) Linux
4 25 (3.91%) Android
4 25 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.82%) Windows 10
6 17 (2.66%) Windows Server
7 15 (2.35%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.88%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.10%) AIX
10 5 (0.78%) MVS
10 5 (0.78%) Solaris
10 5 (0.78%) VMS
11 4 (0.63%) VME
11 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.47%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (31.46%) Data Science
2 188 (29.42%) Mathematics
3 174 (27.23%) Analytics
4 156 (24.41%) Machine Learning
5 119 (18.62%) Visualisation
6 105 (16.43%) Data Analysis
7 98 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
8 90 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
9 82 (12.83%) Decision-Making
10 72 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
11 58 (9.08%) ETL
12 57 (8.92%) Data Management
13 56 (8.76%) Data Visualisation
14 51 (7.98%) Migration
14 51 (7.98%) Trend Analysis
15 46 (7.20%) Service Management
16 45 (7.04%) Data Analytics
16 45 (7.04%) Data Cleansing
17 44 (6.89%) Open Source
17 44 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 230 (35.99%) SQL
2 221 (34.59%) Python
3 180 (28.17%) R
4 53 (8.29%) Java
5 46 (7.20%) Scala
6 28 (4.38%) VBA
7 25 (3.91%) MATLAB
8 22 (3.44%) JavaScript
9 19 (2.97%) C++
9 19 (2.97%) Perl
10 15 (2.35%) C#
10 15 (2.35%) PowerShell
11 12 (1.88%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.41%) AWK
12 9 (1.41%) C
12 9 (1.41%) PHP
13 6 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.94%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.63%) HiveQL
14 4 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 166 (25.98%) Degree
2 75 (11.74%) Security Cleared
3 58 (9.08%) SC Cleared
4 37 (5.79%) Numerate Degree
5 35 (5.48%) PhD
6 21 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (2.82%) Master's Degree
8 7 (1.10%) CCNP
8 7 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.10%) CISM
8 7 (1.10%) CISSP
8 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.94%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.63%) ISEB
10 4 (0.63%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.63%) MCSA
10 4 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.47%) MCP
11 3 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.42%) Data Quality
2 26 (4.07%) PMO
3 25 (3.91%) SLA
4 11 (1.72%) QA
5 9 (1.41%) GDPR
6 8 (1.25%) CDISC
7 7 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (1.10%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.94%) COBIT
8 6 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.31%) GCP
11 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.16%) IFRS
11 1 (0.16%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (6.26%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.25%) NFS
4 7 (1.10%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.94%) Docker
6 3 (0.47%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.47%) IAG
6 3 (0.47%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.31%) HDFS
7 2 (0.31%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (0.31%) RACF
7 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.16%) Firmware
8 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (3.60%) SCCM
2 10 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (1.10%) Terraform
4 6 (0.94%) EMC VPLEX
4 6 (0.94%) Kibana
5 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.78%) Puppet
6 4 (0.63%) Grafana
6 4 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.31%) Ansible
7 2 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.31%) Salt
7 2 (0.31%) SCOM
7 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.16%) QRadar
8 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 94 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 90 (14.08%) Tableau
3 33 (5.16%) Google
4 31 (4.85%) Oracle
5 24 (3.76%) MapR
6 22 (3.44%) Cloudera
7 18 (2.82%) Cisco
7 18 (2.82%) Remedy
8 16 (2.50%) IBM
9 14 (2.19%) HP
10 13 (2.03%) Cognos
11 10 (1.56%) Reuters
11 10 (1.56%) VMware
12 9 (1.41%) Adobe
12 9 (1.41%) Splunk
13 8 (1.25%) Bloomberg
13 8 (1.25%) MobileIron
13 8 (1.25%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.10%) Apple
14 7 (1.10%) Hortonworks