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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 568 575
Rank change year-on-year +26 +7  
Contract jobs citing Trend Analysis 68 83 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 51 28
Median daily rate £385 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.46% +1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £280
% change year-on-year +11.53% +16.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £26.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.28% +38.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -46.66% +18.42%  

Trend Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Trend Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Trend Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Trend Analysis in the UK

Trend Analysis
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 61 £385 +4.76% 19
London +16 27 £425 +6.25% 4
South East +25 21 £363 -6.45% 4
Surrey +10 8 £363 +20.83%
East of England +3 5 £405 +1.25% 3
Hampshire 0 5 £300 -36.84% 1
Bedfordshire -4 5 £405 +1.25% 2
Scotland +36 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire +23 4 - -
Yorkshire +17 4 - - 1
Leeds +22 3 - -
Berkshire +19 3 - - 1
Reading +15 3 - -
Glasgow +2 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 £463 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £463 - 2
Winchester +9 2 £300 -41.46%
Paddington - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £380 -
Southampton - 2 - -
North East +72 1 £400 -
West Midlands +20 1 £325 -35.00% 2
North West +19 1 - - 2
Edinburgh +16 1 - - 1
Manchester +12 1 - - 1
Staines +4 1 - -
City of London -2 1 £500 +11.11% 1
Durham -2 1 £400 -
Bedford -5 1 £300 -25.00% 1
East Midlands -9 1 £350 - 3

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 38 (34.86%) ITIL
2 28 (25.69%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (22.94%) SQL
4 23 (21.10%) Incident Management
5 21 (19.27%) SLA
6 20 (18.35%) Microsoft Excel
7 19 (17.43%) Finance
8 18 (16.51%) Change Management
9 17 (15.60%) Problem Management
10 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
11 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
12 14 (12.84%) HP
12 14 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (12.84%) Visualisation
13 13 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (11.93%) Windows
13 13 (11.93%) Analytics
14 12 (11.01%) Banking
14 12 (11.01%) Statistics
15 11 (10.09%) Data Analysis
15 11 (10.09%) JIRA
15 11 (10.09%) Oracle
15 11 (10.09%) Python
15 11 (10.09%) Service Management
15 11 (10.09%) R
15 11 (10.09%) Root Cause Analysis
16 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
16 10 (9.17%) Degree
17 9 (8.26%) Information Security
17 9 (8.26%) MS Access

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 9 (8.26%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.83%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.83%) Confluence
3 2 (1.83%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (18.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.92%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.92%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.92%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (0.92%) Office 365
2 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) SAN
2 3 (2.75%) Network Security
2 3 (2.75%) VoIP
3 2 (1.83%) Anycast
3 2 (1.83%) DHCP
3 2 (1.83%) DNS
3 2 (1.83%) LAN
4 1 (0.92%) BGP
4 1 (0.92%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.92%) IOS XR
4 1 (0.92%) IPv4
4 1 (0.92%) IPv6
4 1 (0.92%) ISDN
4 1 (0.92%) MPLS
4 1 (0.92%) RSVP
4 1 (0.92%) SMS
4 1 (0.92%) VPN
4 1 (0.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.26%) Hadoop
2 9 (8.26%) MS Access
3 8 (7.34%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.75%) DB2
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.83%) Big Data
6 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.83%) Power BI
6 2 (1.83%) PowerPivot
6 2 (1.83%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (10.09%) JIRA
2 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (17.43%) Finance
2 12 (11.01%) Banking
3 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.50%) Billing
5 2 (1.83%) Electronics
5 2 (1.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Law
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.92%) Military
6 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (30.28%) Analyst
2 11 (10.09%) Incident Manager
3 8 (7.34%) Administrator
3 8 (7.34%) Defect Manager
4 7 (6.42%) Insight Analyst
5 6 (5.50%) Data Analyst
5 6 (5.50%) Data Scientist
5 6 (5.50%) Service Analyst
5 6 (5.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (4.59%) Service Manager
7 4 (3.67%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Data Insight Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Insight Data Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Problem Manager
7 4 (3.67%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.75%) Incident and Problem Manager
8 3 (2.75%) Problem Analyst
8 3 (2.75%) Risk Manager
8 3 (2.75%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) HTML
2 1 (0.92%) .NET
2 1 (0.92%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.67%) CLARiiON
3 4 (3.67%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (2.75%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.75%) iPhone
4 3 (2.75%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.75%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.75%) User Experience
5 2 (1.83%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.83%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.92%) IVR
6 1 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.93%) Windows
2 5 (4.59%) Windows XP
3 4 (3.67%) Unix
3 4 (3.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.75%) Linux
4 3 (2.75%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (34.86%) ITIL
2 23 (21.10%) Incident Management
3 18 (16.51%) Change Management
4 17 (15.60%) Problem Management
5 14 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (12.84%) Visualisation
6 13 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (11.93%) Analytics
7 12 (11.01%) Statistics
8 11 (10.09%) Data Analysis
8 11 (10.09%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (10.09%) Service Management
9 9 (8.26%) Actionable Insight
9 9 (8.26%) Data Visualisation
9 9 (8.26%) Information Security
9 9 (8.26%) Service Delivery
9 9 (8.26%) Workflow
10 8 (7.34%) Defect Management
10 8 (7.34%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (7.34%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.94%) SQL
2 11 (10.09%) Python
2 11 (10.09%) R
3 8 (7.34%) VBA
4 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.92%) C#
5 1 (0.92%) Java
5 1 (0.92%) PHP
5 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (9.17%) Degree
2 8 (7.34%) ISEB
2 8 (7.34%) ISTQB
2 8 (7.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.75%) CCNA
5 3 (2.75%) CISSP
5 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) CCIE
6 1 (0.92%) CEH
6 1 (0.92%) CISA
6 1 (0.92%) CISM
6 1 (0.92%) CRISC
6 1 (0.92%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.92%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.27%) SLA
2 5 (4.59%) QA
3 4 (3.67%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.75%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.83%) PMO
6 1 (0.92%) COBIT
6 1 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.67%) SRDF
3 1 (0.92%) Firmware
3 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) RSA Archer
1 1 (0.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.84%) HP
3 11 (10.09%) Oracle
4 7 (6.42%) IBM
5 5 (4.59%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.67%) 3PAR
6 4 (3.67%) Citrix
6 4 (3.67%) EMC
6 4 (3.67%) NetApp
6 4 (3.67%) SAP
6 4 (3.67%) VMware
7 3 (2.75%) Brocade
7 3 (2.75%) Dell
7 3 (2.75%) Remedy
8 2 (1.83%) Infoblox
8 2 (1.83%) Lotus
8 2 (1.83%) Minitab
8 2 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.92%) BMC
9 1 (0.92%) Symantec
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