Period
to 18 January 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 18 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.

Trend Analysis
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 754 745 748
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 -53
Contract jobs citing Trend Analysis 122 125 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 68 92
UK median daily rate £421 £375 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.33% +16.82% +0.31%
10th Percentile £259 £120 £115
90th Percentile £685 £600 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £335 £340
% change year-on-year +5.07% -1.47% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £40.00 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.56% +148.60% -42.18%
10th Percentile £15.19 £34.75 £9.66
90th Percentile £23.74 £40.00 £27.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £40.00 £16.09
% change year-on-year -38.75% +148.60% -42.18%

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 84,751 81,431 88,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.80% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,763 53,927 57,391
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 1,966 2,259 2,698
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.93% +16.75%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Trend Analysis in the UK

Trend Analysis
Top 13 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 18 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 +1 118 £425 +13.33% 44
UK excluding London -16 73 £352 +5.07% 37
London -17 44 £450 +7.14% 10
South East -18 40 £426 +73.88% 6
North of England +45 25 £300 +140.00% 20
North West +20 21 £300 +140.00% 15
Midlands -11 7 £463 +8.82% 3
West Midlands -3 6 £463 +10.45% 2
North East +54 3 - - 2
South West +11 3 - - 2
Yorkshire +16 1 - - 3
East Midlands -1 1 - - 1
East of England -16 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 41 (33.61%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (29.51%) Statistics
3 32 (26.23%) ITIL
3 32 (26.23%) Python
4 29 (23.77%) SQL
4 29 (23.77%) Machine Learning
5 28 (22.95%) Finance
6 27 (22.13%) Analytics
7 26 (21.31%) NumPy
7 26 (21.31%) Pandas
7 26 (21.31%) Jupyter
8 25 (20.49%) Matplotlib
8 25 (20.49%) Service Management
8 25 (20.49%) Problem Management
9 23 (18.85%) Data Analysis
10 19 (15.57%) Visualisation
11 18 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (14.75%) Change Management
11 18 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
11 18 (14.75%) Data Mining
11 18 (14.75%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (13.93%) R
12 17 (13.93%) Apache Spark
12 17 (13.93%) Service Delivery
12 17 (13.93%) Hadoop
13 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
13 15 (12.30%) Tableau
14 14 (11.48%) Process Improvement
14 14 (11.48%) Predictive Analysis
14 14 (11.48%) Sentiment 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 26 (21.31%) Jupyter
2 17 (13.93%) Apache Spark
3 13 (10.66%) Apache
3 13 (10.66%) Apache Pig
4 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.10%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.64%) Google Tag Manager
2 2 (1.64%) IaaS
2 2 (1.64%) SaaS
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.92%) LAN
1 6 (4.92%) WAN
2 5 (4.10%) 3G
3 4 (3.28%) Firewall
3 4 (3.28%) Internet
4 3 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.64%) BGP
5 2 (1.64%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.64%) FWSM
5 2 (1.64%) IGMP
5 2 (1.64%) Intranet
5 2 (1.64%) MPLS
5 2 (1.64%) Multicast
5 2 (1.64%) OSPF
5 2 (1.64%) RIP
5 2 (1.64%) snoop
5 2 (1.64%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.64%) VLAN
5 2 (1.64%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.82%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.75%) Data Mining
2 17 (13.93%) Hadoop
3 13 (10.66%) Apache Hive
3 13 (10.66%) HBase
3 13 (10.66%) Mahout
3 13 (10.66%) MongoDB
4 9 (7.38%) SQL Server
5 7 (5.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (4.92%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.28%) MS Access
8 4 (3.28%) OLAP
8 4 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (3.28%) QlikView
9 2 (1.64%) Power BI
10 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (22.95%) Finance
2 11 (9.02%) Games
3 7 (5.74%) Retail
4 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.46%) Banking
5 3 (2.46%) Legal
5 3 (2.46%) Publishing
6 2 (1.64%) Advertising
6 2 (1.64%) Billing
6 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.64%) Military
6 2 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.82%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 49 (40.16%) Analyst
2 23 (18.85%) Data Scientist
3 14 (11.48%) Service Analyst
4 11 (9.02%) Data Analyst
5 9 (7.38%) Incident Manager
6 8 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.74%) Administrator
7 7 (5.74%) Problem Manager
8 6 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Consultant
9 5 (4.10%) Excel Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Machine Learning Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Report Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) SQL Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) Change Manager
10 4 (3.28%) Incident and Problem Manager
10 4 (3.28%) IT Manager
10 4 (3.28%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) SQL Reporting Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.31%) NumPy
1 26 (21.31%) Pandas
2 25 (20.49%) Matplotlib
3 13 (10.66%) PySpark
3 13 (10.66%) scikit-learn
3 13 (10.66%) Seaborn
4 12 (9.84%) D3.js
4 12 (9.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 12 (9.84%) Unreal Engine
5 5 (4.10%) Keras
5 5 (4.10%) TensorFlow
6 4 (3.28%) JDBC
6 4 (3.28%) ODBC
7 3 (2.46%) .NET
8 2 (1.64%) HTML
9 1 (0.82%) CSS
9 1 (0.82%) HTML5
9 1 (0.82%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 41 (33.61%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.92%) CMDB
3 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.92%) NHS
3 6 (4.92%) User Experience
4 5 (4.10%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.46%) Augmented Reality
5 3 (2.46%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.46%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.64%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.82%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.82%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.02%) Windows
2 7 (5.74%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.10%) Windows 2000
3 5 (4.10%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.46%) Unix
4 3 (2.46%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.51%) Statistics
2 32 (26.23%) ITIL
3 29 (23.77%) Machine Learning
4 27 (22.13%) Analytics
5 25 (20.49%) Problem Management
5 25 (20.49%) Service Management
6 23 (18.85%) Data Analysis
7 19 (15.57%) Visualisation
8 18 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (14.75%) Change Management
8 18 (14.75%) Root Cause Analysis
9 17 (13.93%) Service Delivery
10 14 (11.48%) Data Cleansing
10 14 (11.48%) Predictive Analysis
10 14 (11.48%) Process Improvement
10 14 (11.48%) Sentiment Analysis
11 13 (10.66%) Bayesian Methods
11 13 (10.66%) Linear Regression
11 13 (10.66%) Logistic Regression
11 13 (10.66%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.23%) Python
2 29 (23.77%) SQL
3 17 (13.93%) R
4 13 (10.66%) Scala
5 5 (4.10%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.10%) VBA
6 4 (3.28%) C
7 3 (2.46%) C#
7 3 (2.46%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.46%) VB
8 1 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.84%) Degree
2 12 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.64%) MCSA
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.82%) CCA
4 1 (0.82%) CCEA
4 1 (0.82%) CCIE
4 1 (0.82%) CCNP
4 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.82%) MCITP
4 1 (0.82%) MCP
4 1 (0.82%) MCSE
4 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) PMO
2 9 (7.38%) SLA
3 4 (3.28%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.64%) iptables
3 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.82%) vSphere
3 1 (0.82%) XenApp
3 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) SCCM
2 3 (2.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.64%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.82%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.82%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.82%) SCOM
4 1 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
1 15 (12.30%) Tableau
2 13 (10.66%) MapR
3 7 (5.74%) ServiceNow
4 6 (4.92%) HP
5 5 (4.10%) Google
5 5 (4.10%) Oracle
6 4 (3.28%) Cisco
6 4 (3.28%) Jaspersoft
7 3 (2.46%) FireEye
7 3 (2.46%) SAP
7 3 (2.46%) Symantec
8 2 (1.64%) F5
8 2 (1.64%) Juniper
8 2 (1.64%) Remedy
8 2 (1.64%) VocaLink
9 1 (0.82%) BMC
9 1 (0.82%) Lotus
9 1 (0.82%) Meraki
9 1 (0.82%) Nortel