Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 601 633 644
Rank change year-on-year +32 +11 -54
Contract jobs citing Technical Analysis 278 236 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 147 134
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.16% -5.17%
10th Percentile £333 £254 £325
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
UK median hourly rate £31.75 £27.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.45% -35.29% +226.92%
10th Percentile £16.75 £24.60 £24.40
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.51 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £34.44 £42.50
% change year-on-year -7.80% -18.97% +226.92%

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 84,708 80,985 88,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.85% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,780 53,648 57,331
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,963 2,249 2,692
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.43 £23.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +4.29% +17.13%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.21% -4.00% +25.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Analysis in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 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 +18 257 £550 +10.00% 46
London -3 157 £575 -4.17% 14
UK excluding London +12 118 £440 +10.00% 38
South East +5 41 £475 +11.76% 10
North of England +21 19 £419 +4.69% 10
Midlands -2 19 £350 -18.84% 5
East of England -21 17 £625 +273.13% 5
Scotland -10 13 £388 - 6
North West +6 10 £369 +1.86% 4
West Midlands +4 10 £313 -34.21% 2
Yorkshire +23 9 £430 +1.18% 5
East Midlands +3 9 £350 -6.67% 3
Wales - 7 £250 -
South West - 4 £415 - 2

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Technical 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 Technical Analysis.

1 143 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (35.97%) Banking
3 94 (33.81%) Finance
3 94 (33.81%) SQL
4 80 (28.78%) Investment Banking
4 80 (28.78%) SDLC
5 69 (24.82%) Java
5 69 (24.82%) JavaScript
6 59 (21.22%) .NET
7 58 (20.86%) C#
8 50 (17.99%) AngularJS
9 49 (17.63%) Pair Programming
10 47 (16.91%) HTML
11 45 (16.19%) HTML5
12 41 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
13 39 (14.03%) CSS
14 37 (13.31%) Spring
14 37 (13.31%) NoSQL
15 36 (12.95%) MongoDB
15 36 (12.95%) Software Engineering
15 36 (12.95%) JIRA
15 36 (12.95%) Microsoft
15 36 (12.95%) Front Office
16 34 (12.23%) Migration
16 34 (12.23%) Fixed Income
16 34 (12.23%) SQL Server
17 32 (11.51%) Scrum
17 32 (11.51%) Test Scripting
17 32 (11.51%) MVVM
17 32 (11.51%) Mentoring

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 17 (6.12%) Tomcat
2 13 (4.68%) WebLogic
3 12 (4.32%) Confluence
4 11 (3.96%) Apache Spark
5 10 (3.60%) JBoss
6 6 (2.16%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.44%) CMS
7 4 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.08%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.36%) Apache
10 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.36%) CICS
10 1 (0.36%) Drupal
10 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.36%) SAS
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (1.08%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.27%) PaaS
2 22 (7.91%) SaaS
3 21 (7.55%) IaaS
4 20 (7.19%) npm
5 14 (5.04%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (3.24%) Office 365
7 7 (2.52%) OpenDNS
8 4 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.08%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
10 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.32%) DNS
2 10 (3.60%) Firewall
3 8 (2.88%) WAN
4 7 (2.52%) LAN
4 7 (2.52%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.80%) Wireless
6 4 (1.44%) SAN
7 3 (1.08%) BGP
7 3 (1.08%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (1.08%) DHCP
7 3 (1.08%) MPLS
7 3 (1.08%) Network Security
7 3 (1.08%) VPN
8 2 (0.72%) Multicast
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.36%) Converged Networks
9 1 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.36%) Skype
9 1 (0.36%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.31%) NoSQL
2 36 (12.95%) MongoDB
3 34 (12.23%) SQL Server
4 14 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (4.68%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.96%) Big Data
7 8 (2.88%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.52%) Maltego
9 6 (2.16%) Redis
9 6 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (1.44%) HBase
11 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.08%) Hazelcast
12 3 (1.08%) Spark SQL
12 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (12.95%) JIRA
2 26 (9.35%) Git (software)
3 21 (7.55%) Grunt
3 21 (7.55%) gulp
4 20 (7.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 20 (7.19%) Jenkins
4 20 (7.19%) Subversion
4 20 (7.19%) webpack
5 13 (4.68%) Maven
6 8 (2.88%) NUnit
7 6 (2.16%) Gradle
7 6 (2.16%) JUnit
7 6 (2.16%) Mockito
8 4 (1.44%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.08%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.08%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.72%) Selenium
10 2 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 100 (35.97%) Banking
2 94 (33.81%) Finance
3 80 (28.78%) Investment Banking
4 36 (12.95%) Front Office
5 10 (3.60%) Law
6 8 (2.88%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.44%) Legal
7 4 (1.44%) Retail
8 3 (1.08%) Automotive
8 3 (1.08%) Back Office
8 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.72%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (50.36%) Developer
2 74 (26.62%) Analyst
3 43 (15.47%) Java Developer
3 43 (15.47%) JavaScript Developer
4 31 (11.15%) UI Developer
5 28 (10.07%) HTML Developer
6 26 (9.35%) Architect
6 26 (9.35%) C# Developer
7 24 (8.63%) Technical Analyst
8 23 (8.27%) Business Analyst
9 20 (7.19%) Credit Risk Developer
10 19 (6.83%) Angular Developer
11 16 (5.76%) Senior Developer
12 15 (5.40%) Agile Developer
13 13 (4.68%) HTML CSS Developer
13 13 (4.68%) SQL Developer
14 12 (4.32%) Consultant
14 12 (4.32%) CSS Developer
14 12 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (4.32%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (21.22%) .NET
2 50 (17.99%) AngularJS
3 47 (16.91%) HTML
4 45 (16.19%) HTML5
5 39 (14.03%) CSS
6 37 (13.31%) Spring
7 32 (11.51%) React
8 30 (10.79%) LESS
9 27 (9.71%) Reactive Extensions
10 25 (8.99%) Hibernate
10 25 (8.99%) WCF
10 25 (8.99%) WPF
11 24 (8.63%) .NET Framework
12 20 (7.19%) Middleware
12 20 (7.19%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 19 (6.83%) J2SE
13 19 (6.83%) Task Parallel Library
14 16 (5.76%) RESTful
15 14 (5.04%) J2EE
15 14 (5.04%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (12.23%) Fixed Income
3 31 (11.15%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (10.79%) Equity Derivative
5 29 (10.43%) Derivative
5 29 (10.43%) Market Risk
6 28 (10.07%) Credit Risk
7 24 (8.63%) Virtual Team
8 13 (4.68%) User Experience
9 10 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (2.88%) Equities
10 8 (2.88%) Reference Data
11 5 (1.80%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.80%) CMDB
11 5 (1.80%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.80%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.44%) NHS
12 4 (1.44%) SWIFT
13 3 (1.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 3 (1.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.47%) Unix
1 18 (6.47%) Windows
2 10 (3.60%) Solaris
3 9 (3.24%) Linux
3 9 (3.24%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (51.44%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (28.78%) SDLC
3 49 (17.63%) Pair Programming
4 36 (12.95%) Software Engineering
5 34 (12.23%) Migration
6 32 (11.51%) Mentoring
6 32 (11.51%) MVVM
6 32 (11.51%) Scrum
6 32 (11.51%) Test Scripting
7 31 (11.15%) CRM
8 30 (10.79%) DevOps
9 28 (10.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 27 (9.71%) Workflow
11 26 (9.35%) Stress Testing
12 23 (8.27%) Business Analysis
12 23 (8.27%) Project Management
12 23 (8.27%) Service Management
12 23 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (8.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (7.55%) Economics
Programming Languages
1 94 (33.81%) SQL
2 69 (24.82%) Java
2 69 (24.82%) JavaScript
3 58 (20.86%) C#
4 29 (10.43%) T-SQL
5 23 (8.27%) TypeScript
6 20 (7.19%) ES6
7 11 (3.96%) C
8 9 (3.24%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.52%) Scala
10 6 (2.16%) Python
11 5 (1.80%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.44%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.08%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.72%) COBOL
14 2 (0.72%) JCL
14 2 (0.72%) PHP
14 2 (0.72%) Ruby
14 2 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (7.19%) Degree
2 10 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (3.24%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.24%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.80%) MCSE
4 5 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.44%) CCNA
5 4 (1.44%) CCNP
5 4 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.08%) CCIE
6 3 (1.08%) CISSP
6 3 (1.08%) ISEB
7 2 (0.72%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.36%) CASP
8 1 (0.36%) CCDP
8 1 (0.36%) CCIP
8 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.36%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.80%) GDPR
1 5 (1.80%) SEPA
2 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.08%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.08%) QA
2 3 (1.08%) SLA
3 2 (0.72%) MiFID
3 2 (0.72%) PMO
4 1 (0.36%) Basel II
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) HL7
System Software
1 22 (7.91%) Docker
2 11 (3.96%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.44%) HDFS
4 4 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.44%) vSphere
5 3 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.36%) Firmware
7 1 (0.36%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 26 (9.35%) Ansible
2 24 (8.63%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.52%) SCCM
4 5 (1.80%) Puppet
5 3 (1.08%) Kibana
5 3 (1.08%) Mesos
6 2 (0.72%) Control-M
6 2 (0.72%) WSUS
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.36%) Oozie
7 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (12.95%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.15%) Oracle
3 13 (4.68%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (3.60%) Cisco
5 9 (3.24%) PeopleSoft
5 9 (3.24%) VMware
6 6 (2.16%) HP
6 6 (2.16%) SAP
7 4 (1.44%) NetApp
7 4 (1.44%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.08%) Adobe
8 3 (1.08%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.08%) Citrix
8 3 (1.08%) IBM
8 3 (1.08%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.08%) Veeam
8 3 (1.08%) Zerto
9 2 (0.72%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.72%) Informatica
9 2 (0.72%) Reuters