Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 736 742 742
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 -37
Contract jobs citing Trend Analysis 128 144 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 78 72
UK median daily rate £392 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.46% - -
10th Percentile £288 £120 £125
90th Percentile £513 £500 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £325 £321
% change year-on-year +8.31% +1.25% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £26.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.81% +38.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £15.30 £15.50
90th Percentile £32.43 £43.61 £28.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year -46.67% -12.62% +47.14%

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 82875 88736 92744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.39% 83.74% 81.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54734 58774 60026
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2253 2622
UK median hourly rate £24.66 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.51 £11.42 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year - +9.51% +8.71%

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Trend Analysis in the UK

Trend Analysis
Top 15 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 25 September 2017. 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 +30 121 £390 +4.00% 8
UK excluding London +21 71 £352 +8.31% 9
London +13 55 £414 +3.44% 1
South East +12 32 £363 -6.45% 3
North of England +70 21 £325 +25.00%
North West +40 14 £325 +170.83%
Midlands +17 6 £350 -30.00% 1
East of England -4 6 £419 +4.69% 2
Yorkshire +37 4 - -
West Midlands +22 4 £350 -30.00% 1
Scotland +11 4 - - 2
North East +67 3 £400 -
East Midlands -5 2 £350 -30.00%
South West +2 1 £135 -58.46% 1
Wales - 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Trend 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 Trend Analysis.

1 44 (34.38%) ITIL
2 36 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (26.56%) Finance
4 24 (18.75%) Service Management
5 23 (17.97%) Microsoft Excel
5 23 (17.97%) SQL
5 23 (17.97%) Data Analysis
6 22 (17.19%) Analytics
7 21 (16.41%) Microsoft
8 20 (15.63%) Change Management
8 20 (15.63%) Incident Management
8 20 (15.63%) Problem Management
9 19 (14.84%) Microsoft Office
9 19 (14.84%) Root Cause Analysis
10 18 (14.06%) People Management
11 15 (11.72%) Information Security
12 14 (10.94%) SQL Server
12 14 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (10.94%) ITSM
13 13 (10.16%) HP
13 13 (10.16%) Visualisation
14 12 (9.38%) Statistics
14 12 (9.38%) SLA
14 12 (9.38%) Windows
15 11 (8.59%) Service Delivery
15 11 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (7.81%) Degree
16 10 (7.81%) JIRA
17 9 (7.03%) Risk Management
17 9 (7.03%) ISEB

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 7 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.69%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.34%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.78%) Apache
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (17.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (14.84%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (3.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.78%) Primavera
2 1 (0.78%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) Google Analytics
2 6 (4.69%) Google Tag Manager
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.78%) IaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Office 365
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) Firewall
1 4 (3.13%) LAN
2 3 (2.34%) BGP
2 3 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (2.34%) MPLS
2 3 (2.34%) VoIP
2 3 (2.34%) WAN
3 2 (1.56%) DNS
3 2 (1.56%) EIGRP
3 2 (1.56%) FWSM
3 2 (1.56%) IGMP
3 2 (1.56%) Internet
3 2 (1.56%) Multicast
3 2 (1.56%) OSPF
3 2 (1.56%) RIP
3 2 (1.56%) snoop
3 2 (1.56%) tcpdump
3 2 (1.56%) VLAN
3 2 (1.56%) VPN
3 2 (1.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.69%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.91%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (3.91%) MS Access
5 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.13%) Data Mining
6 4 (3.13%) OLAP
7 3 (2.34%) DB2
8 2 (1.56%) QlikView
8 2 (1.56%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.78%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (7.81%) JIRA
2 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (26.56%) Finance
2 8 (6.25%) Banking
3 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.13%) Billing
4 4 (3.13%) Legal
4 4 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (1.56%) Electronics
5 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.56%) Marketing
5 2 (1.56%) Publishing
6 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (33.59%) Analyst
2 13 (10.16%) Administrator
2 13 (10.16%) Incident Manager
3 10 (7.81%) Service Analyst
4 9 (7.03%) Data Analyst
4 9 (7.03%) Defect Manager
5 8 (6.25%) Consultant
5 8 (6.25%) Problem Manager
6 7 (5.47%) Incident and Problem Manager
6 7 (5.47%) SQL Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) Analytics Consultant
7 6 (4.69%) Data Scientist
7 6 (4.69%) Digital Analytics Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Excel Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Report Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Service Manager
9 4 (3.13%) Problem Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.91%) HTML
2 4 (3.13%) .NET
2 4 (3.13%) JDBC
2 4 (3.13%) ODBC
3 1 (0.78%) D3.js
3 1 (0.78%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 36 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.13%) NHS
3 4 (3.13%) Social Media
4 3 (2.34%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.34%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.56%) CMDB
5 2 (1.56%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.56%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.56%) User Experience
5 2 (1.56%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.78%) iPhone
6 1 (0.78%) IVR
6 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.38%) Windows
2 6 (4.69%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.91%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.34%) Unix
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.56%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (34.38%) ITIL
2 24 (18.75%) Service Management
3 23 (17.97%) Data Analysis
4 22 (17.19%) Analytics
5 20 (15.63%) Change Management
5 20 (15.63%) Incident Management
5 20 (15.63%) Problem Management
6 19 (14.84%) Root Cause Analysis
7 18 (14.06%) People Management
8 15 (11.72%) Information Security
9 14 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (10.94%) ITSM
10 13 (10.16%) Visualisation
11 12 (9.38%) Statistics
12 11 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (8.59%) Service Delivery
13 9 (7.03%) Project Management
13 9 (7.03%) Risk Management
13 9 (7.03%) V-Model
13 9 (7.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.97%) SQL
2 9 (7.03%) JavaScript
2 9 (7.03%) Python
3 8 (6.25%) R
4 6 (4.69%) VBA
5 5 (3.91%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.13%) C
6 4 (3.13%) C#
7 3 (2.34%) VB
8 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.78%) Java
9 1 (0.78%) Perl
9 1 (0.78%) PHP
9 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (7.81%) Degree
2 9 (7.03%) ISEB
2 9 (7.03%) ISTQB
2 9 (7.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.34%) CCNA
5 3 (2.34%) CISSP
6 2 (1.56%) CCIE
7 1 (0.78%) CCNP
7 1 (0.78%) CEH
7 1 (0.78%) CISA
7 1 (0.78%) CISM
7 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.78%) CRISC
7 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) MCP
7 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.38%) SLA
2 7 (5.47%) Data Quality
2 7 (5.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.69%) PMO
4 5 (3.91%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.91%) QA
5 3 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.78%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.56%) iptables
3 1 (0.78%) Firmware
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.78%) Squid
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) vSphere
3 1 (0.78%) XenApp
3 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) FortiGate
1 2 (1.56%) SCCM
2 1 (0.78%) EdgeSight
2 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.78%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.78%) SCOM
2 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.16%) HP
3 8 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 7 (5.47%) Google
4 7 (5.47%) Oracle
5 6 (4.69%) SAP
6 5 (3.91%) Cisco
7 4 (3.13%) IBM
7 4 (3.13%) Jaspersoft
7 4 (3.13%) Remedy
8 3 (2.34%) Citrix
8 3 (2.34%) F5
8 3 (2.34%) Lotus
8 3 (2.34%) Tableau
8 3 (2.34%) VMware
9 2 (1.56%) Juniper
9 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.56%) VocaLink
10 1 (0.78%) IPFX
10 1 (0.78%) Minitab