Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Technical Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Analysis over the 6 months to 21 July 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.

Technical Analysis
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 641 578 672
Rank change year-on-year -63 +94 -123
Contract jobs citing Technical Analysis 254 285 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.35% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 166 148
UK median daily rate £525 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +6.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £280
90th Percentile £665 £625 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £450
% change year-on-year +8.28% -12.78% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £47.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.83% +104.35% -22.69%
10th Percentile £18.15 £40.60 £21.50
90th Percentile £48.12 £63.40 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £56.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -27.68% +143.48% -22.69%

Technical 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 89,309 81,490 92,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.93% 84.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,913 53,342 61,105
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,461 2,132 2,284
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.49 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

Technical Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Analysis in the UK

Technical Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Analysis in the UK

Technical Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Analysis over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Analysis in the UK

Technical Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Analysis in the UK

Technical Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Analysis over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Analysis in the UK

Technical Analysis
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 Technical Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 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 -69 229 £538 +4.88% 38
London -46 144 £550 - 17
UK excluding London -44 108 £425 +8.28% 28
South East +1 34 £450 -11.76% 6
North of England -22 29 £417 +7.61% 6
Yorkshire -14 17 £421 -36.45% 2
Scotland -29 14 £313 -3.25% 7
North West -20 11 £400 +14.29% 1
East of England -20 8 £625 +56.25% 1
Midlands -37 8 £350 -10.83% 4
Wales -6 7 £463 +59.48%
South West +1 6 £400 +1.27% 4
East Midlands -23 5 £350 -10.83%
West Midlands -27 3 £341 +8.76% 4
Channel Islands - 2 - -
North East - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Analysis 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 Technical Analysis.

1 106 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (38.98%) Finance
3 80 (31.50%) SQL
4 65 (25.59%) SDLC
5 63 (24.80%) Java
6 61 (24.02%) Banking
7 49 (19.29%) Problem-Solving
8 43 (16.93%) Oracle
9 39 (15.35%) Investment Banking
10 37 (14.57%) AngularJS
11 36 (14.17%) JavaScript
12 35 (13.78%) Scrum
13 33 (12.99%) Relational Database
14 30 (11.81%) Front Office
14 30 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (11.42%) Microsoft
15 29 (11.42%) Hadoop
16 28 (11.02%) HTML
16 28 (11.02%) MongoDB
17 27 (10.63%) Pair Programming
18 26 (10.24%) C#
18 26 (10.24%) Windows
18 26 (10.24%) Middleware
18 26 (10.24%) DevOps
18 26 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
19 25 (9.84%) Test Scripting
20 24 (9.45%) Python
20 24 (9.45%) SQL Server
20 24 (9.45%) .NET
20 24 (9.45%) CSS

Technical 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 19 (7.48%) Apache Spark
2 15 (5.91%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.33%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.54%) Confluence
4 9 (3.54%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.97%) CMS
5 5 (1.97%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.57%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.79%) JBoss
9 1 (0.39%) Apache
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.39%) GemFire
9 1 (0.39%) Liferay
9 1 (0.39%) Mongoose
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.39%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.39%) Maximo
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.39%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (6.30%) PaaS
2 13 (5.12%) IaaS
2 13 (5.12%) SaaS
3 12 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.94%) Office 365
5 9 (3.54%) npm
6 5 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.97%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.97%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 5 (1.97%) Yammer
7 4 (1.57%) Force.com
7 4 (1.57%) OpenDNS
8 2 (0.79%) Logentries
8 2 (0.79%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.12%) Firewall
1 13 (5.12%) LAN
2 12 (4.72%) RTMP
3 11 (4.33%) WAN
4 8 (3.15%) BGP
5 7 (2.76%) Internet
6 6 (2.36%) DNS
6 6 (2.36%) OSPF
6 6 (2.36%) VoIP
7 5 (1.97%) Intranet
7 5 (1.97%) MPLS
7 5 (1.97%) Network Security
7 5 (1.97%) Skype
8 4 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.57%) Cisco ICM
8 4 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.57%) SAN
8 4 (1.57%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.57%) VPN
9 3 (1.18%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.99%) Relational Database
2 29 (11.42%) Hadoop
3 28 (11.02%) MongoDB
4 24 (9.45%) Big Data
4 24 (9.45%) SQL Server
5 23 (9.06%) NoSQL
6 10 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.94%) Oracle Database
6 10 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.76%) HBase
7 7 (2.76%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (1.97%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.57%) DB2
9 4 (1.57%) Maltego
9 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.57%) Redis
10 3 (1.18%) Impala
10 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (8.66%) JIRA
2 14 (5.51%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.12%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.72%) Subversion
5 11 (4.33%) TeamCity
6 10 (3.94%) gulp
6 10 (3.94%) webpack
7 9 (3.54%) Grunt
8 8 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.76%) CA Gen
10 5 (1.97%) JUnit
10 5 (1.97%) Maven
11 4 (1.57%) Gradle
11 4 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (1.18%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.18%) Mockito
13 2 (0.79%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.79%) ERwin
13 2 (0.79%) FishEye
13 2 (0.79%) Liquibase
General
1 99 (38.98%) Finance
2 61 (24.02%) Banking
3 39 (15.35%) Investment Banking
4 30 (11.81%) Front Office
5 14 (5.51%) Retail
6 8 (3.15%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.97%) Legal
8 3 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.18%) Games
8 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.18%) Marketing
8 3 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.79%) French Language
9 2 (0.79%) Law
10 1 (0.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (40.94%) Developer
2 66 (25.98%) Analyst
3 23 (9.06%) Business Analyst
4 20 (7.87%) JavaScript Developer
4 20 (7.87%) Technical Analyst
5 19 (7.48%) Architect
6 16 (6.30%) HTML Developer
6 16 (6.30%) Java Developer
7 15 (5.91%) C# Developer
8 14 (5.51%) .NET Developer
9 13 (5.12%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.72%) Angular Developer
11 11 (4.33%) IT Analyst
12 10 (3.94%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.54%) Data Modeller
13 9 (3.54%) Oracle Developer
13 9 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.54%) UI Developer
14 8 (3.15%) Web Developer
15 7 (2.76%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.57%) AngularJS
2 28 (11.02%) HTML
3 26 (10.24%) Middleware
4 24 (9.45%) .NET
4 24 (9.45%) CSS
5 20 (7.87%) HTML5
6 19 (7.48%) React
7 18 (7.09%) LESS
8 16 (6.30%) Spring
9 15 (5.91%) .NET Framework
9 15 (5.91%) REST
9 15 (5.91%) XML
10 13 (5.12%) Node.js
11 12 (4.72%) JSON
12 11 (4.33%) Elastic Stack
12 11 (4.33%) Hibernate
12 11 (4.33%) Spring Boot
12 11 (4.33%) XSD
13 10 (3.94%) Sass
13 10 (3.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.45%) Fixed Income
3 21 (8.27%) Management Information System
4 17 (6.69%) User Experience
5 15 (5.91%) Credit Risk
6 14 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (5.12%) Cyberthreat
8 12 (4.72%) Derivative
8 12 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (3.54%) Computer Science
9 9 (3.54%) Data Centre
9 9 (3.54%) Equity Derivative
9 9 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (3.54%) Market Risk
10 6 (2.36%) Equities
11 5 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.57%) Mobile Payment
13 3 (1.18%) OTC Derivatives
13 3 (1.18%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.24%) Windows
2 23 (9.06%) Unix
3 9 (3.54%) Linux
4 8 (3.15%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.97%) Solaris
5 5 (1.97%) Windows 8
5 5 (1.97%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.79%) Android
6 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.39%) HPUX
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.39%) SUSE
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (25.59%) SDLC
3 49 (19.29%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (13.78%) Scrum
5 30 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (10.63%) Pair Programming
7 26 (10.24%) DevOps
8 25 (9.84%) Test Scripting
9 23 (9.06%) Business Analysis
9 23 (9.06%) Unit Testing
10 22 (8.66%) TDD
11 21 (8.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (7.87%) Test Automation
13 19 (7.48%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (7.48%) Migration
14 18 (7.09%) Data Modelling
14 18 (7.09%) ETL
14 18 (7.09%) Workflow
15 16 (6.30%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 80 (31.50%) SQL
2 63 (24.80%) Java
3 36 (14.17%) JavaScript
4 26 (10.24%) C#
5 24 (9.45%) Python
6 20 (7.87%) TypeScript
7 16 (6.30%) PL/SQL
8 14 (5.51%) Java 8
9 10 (3.94%) ES6
9 10 (3.94%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.15%) Ruby
11 7 (2.76%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.97%) C++
12 5 (1.97%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.18%) C
13 3 (1.18%) Perl
14 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.79%) RPG
15 1 (0.39%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.39%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 16 (6.30%) Degree
2 10 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.36%) CISSP
3 6 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.97%) CCNP
4 5 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.18%) CCNA
5 3 (1.18%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.18%) PMP
6 2 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.79%) CCDP
6 2 (0.79%) CCIE
6 2 (0.79%) CCIP
6 2 (0.79%) CGEIT
6 2 (0.79%) CRISC
6 2 (0.79%) ISEB
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.76%) QA
2 5 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.57%) PMO
4 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) COBIT
5 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.39%) FISMA
5 1 (0.39%) GCP
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.39%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (5.91%) Docker
2 8 (3.15%) HDFS
3 6 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.97%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.39%) Firmware
7 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.94%) Ansible
2 9 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.76%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.79%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.79%) Grafana
5 2 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.79%) Puppet
6 1 (0.39%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.39%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.39%) EnCase
6 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.39%) FTK
6 1 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.39%) Nessus
6 1 (0.39%) Nmap
6 1 (0.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (16.93%) Oracle
2 29 (11.42%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.09%) IBM
4 17 (6.69%) Cisco
5 11 (4.33%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (3.94%) VMware
7 9 (3.54%) CheckPoint
7 9 (3.54%) Informatica
8 8 (3.15%) CA
9 7 (2.76%) F5
9 7 (2.76%) MapR
9 7 (2.76%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.97%) Citrix
10 5 (1.97%) Google
11 4 (1.57%) Avaya
11 4 (1.57%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.57%) Genesys
11 4 (1.57%) NetApp
11 4 (1.57%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (1.57%) Red Hat