Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Trend Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Trend Analysis over the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Trend Analysis
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 737 732 729
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 +25
Contract jobs citing Trend Analysis 150 134 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 75 88
UK median daily rate £363 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.97% +16.15% -
10th Percentile £208 £255 £124
90th Percentile £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +7.69% +3.17% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 12
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £17.38 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.37% -37.95% +47.37%
10th Percentile £14.86 £12.00 £21.68
90th Percentile £27.78 £32.43 £36.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £12.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +91.67% -57.14% +8.74%

Trend 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 87,148 83,863 91,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.61% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,559 55,300 60,452
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £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 2,397 2,071 2,392
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.62% +6.31%

Trend Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Trend Analysis in the UK

Trend Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Trend Analysis in the UK

Trend Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Trend Analysis over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Trend Analysis in the UK

Trend Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Trend Analysis in the UK

Trend Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Trend Analysis over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Trend Analysis in the UK

Trend 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 Trend Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 23 September 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 +10 141 £363 -3.97% 21
UK excluding London +24 111 £350 +7.69% 18
South East +3 48 £350 -3.45% 6
London -35 36 £438 +5.74% 4
Midlands -1 19 £294 -16.07% 2
East of England +9 17 £400 -4.48% 1
West Midlands -17 14 £300 -14.29% 2
North of England -35 14 £375 +36.36% 6
South West -5 9 £375 +177.78% 3
North West -12 8 £375 +15.38% 1
Scotland -3 6 £245 -
East Midlands +6 5 £275 -21.43%
Yorkshire -12 5 £431 - 4
North East -24 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Trend 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 Trend Analysis.

1 55 (36.67%) ITIL
1 55 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (27.33%) Problem Management
3 38 (25.33%) Service Management
4 32 (21.33%) Statistics
4 32 (21.33%) Analytics
4 32 (21.33%) Security Cleared
5 31 (20.67%) SC Cleared
6 30 (20.00%) Finance
7 27 (18.00%) Machine Learning
8 26 (17.33%) Visualisation
8 26 (17.33%) Data Science
8 26 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (17.33%) Microsoft
9 25 (16.67%) Python
10 24 (16.00%) Mathematics
10 24 (16.00%) Sentiment Analysis
10 24 (16.00%) R
11 20 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
12 18 (12.00%) Open Source
12 18 (12.00%) Decision-Making
13 17 (11.33%) Microsoft Office
14 16 (10.67%) Windows
14 16 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (10.67%) Data Analysis
14 16 (10.67%) Incident Management
15 15 (10.00%) QA
15 15 (10.00%) Data Mining
16 14 (9.33%) Proactive Management
16 14 (9.33%) Predictive Analysis

Trend 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 11 (7.33%) Jupyter
2 9 (6.00%) Skype for Business
3 7 (4.67%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (2.00%) Apache
5 3 (2.00%) CMS
5 3 (2.00%) Documentum
5 3 (2.00%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.33%) Appian
6 2 (1.33%) JBoss
6 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.67%) IIS
7 1 (0.67%) nginx
7 1 (0.67%) SAS
7 1 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (11.33%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) BASE24
2 1 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.67%) Movex
2 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.00%) Office 365
2 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.00%) Yammer
4 2 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.33%) IaaS
4 2 (1.33%) SaaS
5 1 (0.67%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.67%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.67%) PaaS
5 1 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.00%) DNS
2 9 (6.00%) Skype
3 8 (5.33%) Unified Communications
4 6 (4.00%) DHCP
5 5 (3.33%) Firewall
5 5 (3.33%) LAN
6 4 (2.67%) SSL
6 4 (2.67%) WAN
6 4 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.00%) VoIP
7 3 (2.00%) VPN
8 2 (1.33%) Converged Networks
8 2 (1.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.33%) Internet
8 2 (1.33%) MPLS
8 2 (1.33%) Network Security
8 2 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.67%) NAS
9 1 (0.67%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 11 (7.33%) Big Data
3 10 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 10 (6.67%) HBase
3 10 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 10 (6.67%) Sqoop
4 8 (5.33%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.67%) Power BI
6 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.33%) MS Access
7 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.67%) DB2
8 1 (0.67%) DTS
8 1 (0.67%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.67%) QlikView
8 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.67%) JIRA
2 3 (2.00%) GitLab
3 1 (0.67%) Appium
3 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.67%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.67%) MSI
3 1 (0.67%) Selenium
3 1 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 30 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (7.33%) Banking
2 11 (7.33%) Games
3 10 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.33%) Legal
4 5 (3.33%) Publishing
4 5 (3.33%) Retail
5 2 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.67%) Billing
6 1 (0.67%) Electronics
6 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Local Government
6 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (27.33%) Analyst
2 24 (16.00%) Data Scientist
3 18 (12.00%) Problem Manager
4 15 (10.00%) Problem Analyst
5 9 (6.00%) Incident Manager
6 8 (5.33%) Data Analyst
6 8 (5.33%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.00%) Administrator
7 6 (4.00%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.00%) Service Manager
8 5 (3.33%) Senior Manager
8 5 (3.33%) Senior Problem Manager
9 4 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (2.67%) Capacity Manager
9 4 (2.67%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (2.67%) Lync Engineer
9 4 (2.67%) Services Delivery Manager
9 4 (2.67%) SQL Analyst
9 4 (2.67%) SQL Data Analyst
9 4 (2.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.33%) D3.js
1 11 (7.33%) Matplotlib
1 11 (7.33%) NumPy
1 11 (7.33%) Pandas
1 11 (7.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 11 (7.33%) Unreal Engine
2 10 (6.67%) Kafka
2 10 (6.67%) Natural Language Processing
3 5 (3.33%) Middleware
4 4 (2.67%) HTML
5 3 (2.00%) CSS
5 3 (2.00%) Java EE
6 2 (1.33%) REST
6 2 (1.33%) Web Services
7 1 (0.67%) J2EE
7 1 (0.67%) JSON
7 1 (0.67%) LDAP
7 1 (0.67%) SAP TM
7 1 (0.67%) SOAP
7 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 9 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.33%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.67%) Virtual Team
6 6 (4.00%) User Experience
7 3 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.33%) CMDB
8 2 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.33%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.67%) Clustering
9 1 (0.67%) DataPower
9 1 (0.67%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.67%) EFT
9 1 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.67%) Windows
2 11 (7.33%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.00%) Linux
4 6 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.33%) Unix
6 4 (2.67%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (36.67%) ITIL
2 41 (27.33%) Problem Management
3 38 (25.33%) Service Management
4 32 (21.33%) Analytics
4 32 (21.33%) Statistics
5 27 (18.00%) Machine Learning
6 26 (17.33%) Data Science
6 26 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (17.33%) Visualisation
7 24 (16.00%) Mathematics
7 24 (16.00%) Sentiment Analysis
8 20 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 18 (12.00%) Decision-Making
9 18 (12.00%) Open Source
10 16 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (10.67%) Data Analysis
10 16 (10.67%) Incident Management
11 14 (9.33%) Data Cleansing
11 14 (9.33%) Predictive Analysis
11 14 (9.33%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.67%) Python
2 24 (16.00%) R
3 13 (8.67%) SQL
4 10 (6.67%) MATLAB
4 10 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.00%) Java
5 6 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.33%) ABAP
7 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.67%) C
7 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.67%) VB
7 1 (0.67%) VBA
7 1 (0.67%) XPath
7 1 (0.67%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 32 (21.33%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.67%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.67%) Degree
4 10 (6.67%) PhD
5 6 (4.00%) ISEB
5 6 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.33%) MCSE
7 4 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.00%) MCP
9 2 (1.33%) ACCA
9 2 (1.33%) CIMA
9 2 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.67%) CIPD
10 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.67%) CITP
10 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.00%) QA
2 13 (8.67%) SLA
3 11 (7.33%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.33%) PMO
6 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.67%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.67%) Apache Flume
3 5 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.67%) Firmware
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) SCCM
1 5 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (2.67%) SCOM
2 4 (2.67%) WSUS
3 3 (2.00%) Puppet
3 3 (2.00%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.67%) Ansible
4 1 (0.67%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.67%) Kibana
4 1 (0.67%) Nagios
4 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (17.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.00%) Tableau
3 10 (6.67%) Hortonworks
4 8 (5.33%) BMC
5 6 (4.00%) Remedy
6 4 (2.67%) Oracle
6 4 (2.67%) SAP
6 4 (2.67%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.67%) SolarWinds
6 4 (2.67%) Splunk
7 3 (2.00%) Cisco
7 3 (2.00%) Google
7 3 (2.00%) HP
7 3 (2.00%) Lotus
7 3 (2.00%) Pega
7 3 (2.00%) VMware
8 2 (1.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.33%) IBM
8 2 (1.33%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.33%) webMethods