Period
to 22 April 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 22 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.

Trend Analysis
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 736 734 765
Rank change year-on-year -2 +31 -71
Contract jobs citing Trend Analysis 147 102 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 54 70
UK median daily rate £423 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.96% +7.69% +1.56%
10th Percentile £263 £145 £180
90th Percentile £775 £593 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +29.54% - +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £37.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +120.59% +15.25%
10th Percentile £14.76 £18.23 £10.29
90th Percentile £23.70 £40.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +135.29% +15.25%

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 86,614 77,646 89,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.63% 84.39% 83.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,208 51,083 58,365
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 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,226 2,117 2,447
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +19.22%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -15.04% -1.96% +15.91%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 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 +13 140 £450 +27.39% 36
UK excluding London -2 94 £421 +29.54% 32
South East +16 60 £500 +26.98% 13
London -34 47 £475 +20.87% 7
North of England -10 13 £275 +129.17% 6
South West +13 11 £550 +69.23%
North West -15 6 £375 +212.50% 4
Yorkshire - 6 £275 - 2
West Midlands -8 5 £350 -15.15% 2
Midlands -21 5 £350 -15.15% 5
East of England -10 4 £400 +26.98% 5
North East +35 2 £275 -
Wales -13 1 £375 +36.36%
Scotland -36 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 51 (34.69%) Statistics
2 49 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 49 (33.33%) Data Science
3 48 (32.65%) Python
4 47 (31.97%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (29.93%) Pandas
5 44 (29.93%) Jupyter
5 44 (29.93%) NumPy
6 43 (29.25%) Matplotlib
7 37 (25.17%) ITIL
8 35 (23.81%) R
8 35 (23.81%) Decision-Making
9 34 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (22.45%) Analytics
11 32 (21.77%) Tableau
11 32 (21.77%) Data Mining
12 31 (21.09%) SQL
13 30 (20.41%) Problem Management
13 30 (20.41%) Data Cleansing
13 30 (20.41%) Security Cleared
13 30 (20.41%) Predictive Analysis
13 30 (20.41%) Sentiment Analysis
14 29 (19.73%) Visualisation
15 28 (19.05%) Service Management
15 28 (19.05%) Finance
16 27 (18.37%) Data Analysis
17 26 (17.69%) SC Cleared
18 25 (17.01%) Open Source
18 25 (17.01%) D3.js
18 25 (17.01%) Unity (Game Engine)

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 44 (29.93%) Jupyter
2 18 (12.24%) Apache Spark
3 16 (10.88%) Apache
3 16 (10.88%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.72%) SAS
5 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.68%) Confluence
6 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Eloqua
1 4 (2.72%) HFM
2 2 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.68%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 2 (1.36%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.36%) Office 365
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) G Suite
3 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) LAN
1 7 (4.76%) WAN
2 5 (3.40%) Firewall
2 5 (3.40%) Internet
3 4 (2.72%) SMS
3 4 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.04%) Intranet
4 3 (2.04%) MPLS
4 3 (2.04%) VoIP
5 2 (1.36%) 3G
5 2 (1.36%) BGP
5 2 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.36%) DNS
5 2 (1.36%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.36%) Network Security
5 2 (1.36%) OSPF
5 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.36%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.77%) Data Mining
2 18 (12.24%) Hadoop
3 16 (10.88%) Apache Hive
3 16 (10.88%) HBase
3 16 (10.88%) Mahout
3 16 (10.88%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.40%) QlikView
5 4 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 4 (2.72%) Essbase
5 4 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.72%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.04%) MS Access
6 3 (2.04%) Power BI
6 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 28 (19.05%) Finance
2 24 (16.33%) Games
3 9 (6.12%) Banking
4 8 (5.44%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.08%) Retail
6 5 (3.40%) Marketing
7 4 (2.72%) Billing
8 3 (2.04%) Advertising
9 2 (1.36%) Legal
9 2 (1.36%) Military
9 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.36%) Publishing
10 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (25.85%) Data Scientist
2 34 (23.13%) Analyst
3 12 (8.16%) Data Analyst
4 9 (6.12%) Service Manager
5 8 (5.44%) Administrator
6 7 (4.76%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 7 (4.76%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.08%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.08%) Incident Manager
7 6 (4.08%) Network Manager
8 5 (3.40%) Change Analyst
8 5 (3.40%) Consultant
8 5 (3.40%) Developer
8 5 (3.40%) Network Services Manager
8 5 (3.40%) Problem Manager
9 4 (2.72%) Architect
9 4 (2.72%) Hyperion Architect
9 4 (2.72%) Salesforce Administrator
9 4 (2.72%) Senior Data Scientist
9 4 (2.72%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (29.93%) NumPy
1 44 (29.93%) Pandas
2 43 (29.25%) Matplotlib
3 25 (17.01%) D3.js
3 25 (17.01%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 25 (17.01%) Unreal Engine
4 16 (10.88%) PySpark
4 16 (10.88%) scikit-learn
4 16 (10.88%) Seaborn
5 7 (4.76%) HTML
5 7 (4.76%) Keras
5 7 (4.76%) TensorFlow
6 4 (2.72%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.72%) LDAP
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (2.72%) REST
6 4 (2.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.68%) CSS
7 1 (0.68%) HTML5
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 47 (31.97%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (13.61%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.20%) Management Information System
4 13 (8.84%) User Experience
5 5 (3.40%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.72%) CMDB
6 4 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.04%) Augmented Reality
7 3 (2.04%) Internet of Things
7 3 (2.04%) NHS
7 3 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.36%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.36%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.36%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.68%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.68%) Social Media
9 1 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.16%) Windows
2 4 (2.72%) Linux
2 4 (2.72%) Unix
3 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.36%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.36%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.36%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.36%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.69%) Statistics
2 49 (33.33%) Data Science
2 49 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 37 (25.17%) ITIL
4 35 (23.81%) Decision-Making
5 34 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (22.45%) Analytics
7 30 (20.41%) Data Cleansing
7 30 (20.41%) Predictive Analysis
7 30 (20.41%) Problem Management
7 30 (20.41%) Sentiment Analysis
8 29 (19.73%) Visualisation
9 28 (19.05%) Service Management
10 27 (18.37%) Data Analysis
11 25 (17.01%) Open Source
12 24 (16.33%) Mathematics
13 23 (15.65%) Quantitative Analysis
13 23 (15.65%) Software Engineering
14 22 (14.97%) Collaborative Working
15 19 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 48 (32.65%) Python
2 35 (23.81%) R
3 31 (21.09%) SQL
4 16 (10.88%) Scala
5 9 (6.12%) VBA
6 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.72%) VB
6 4 (2.72%) XPath
6 4 (2.72%) XQuery
7 1 (0.68%) C
7 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 26 (17.69%) SC Cleared
3 23 (15.65%) Degree
4 6 (4.08%) MCSA
4 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.72%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.04%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.04%) PMP
8 2 (1.36%) CCIE
8 2 (1.36%) CCNP
8 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.68%) CCA
9 1 (0.68%) CCEA
9 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.68%) MBA
9 1 (0.68%) MCSE
9 1 (0.68%) OCP
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.88%) SLA
2 9 (6.12%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.40%) PMO
4 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (2.72%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.72%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) vSphere
2 1 (0.68%) XenApp
2 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.12%) SCCM
2 3 (2.04%) SCOM
3 2 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.68%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (21.77%) Tableau
2 16 (10.88%) MapR
3 11 (7.48%) Oracle
4 10 (6.80%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.72%) Google
5 4 (2.72%) Hyperion
5 4 (2.72%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 4 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.72%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.72%) Verint
6 3 (2.04%) BMC
6 3 (2.04%) McAfee
6 3 (2.04%) Remedy
6 3 (2.04%) SAP
7 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.36%) Cisco
7 2 (1.36%) Citrix
7 2 (1.36%) HP
7 2 (1.36%) Juniper
7 2 (1.36%) Symantec