Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 753 754 729
Rank change year-on-year +1 -25 -45
Contract jobs citing Trend Analysis 125 140 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 76 96
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +13.64% +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £120 £115
90th Percentile £495 £588 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +8.31% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.08% +87.50% -29.41%
10th Percentile £12.00 £22.50 £13.05
90th Percentile £22.69 £45.20 £28.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £26.25 £22.25
% change year-on-year -54.29% +17.98% -1.83%

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 86890 88941 94016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.93% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57867 58786 60918
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £626 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2052 2351 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.37 £23.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +4.35% +16.75%

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 17 November 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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 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 +8 124 £385 +0.98% 12
UK excluding London 0 73 £352 +8.31% 10
London +10 50 £414 +3.44% 4
South East -3 37 £352 -21.78% 7
North of England +70 28 £300 +60.00%
North West +32 21 £300 +150.00%
Midlands +13 7 £375 -22.08%
West Midlands +14 6 £375 -28.57%
Yorkshire +30 4 - -
North East +67 3 £400 +300.00%
East of England -22 3 £433 +8.13%
South West -3 1 £135 -58.46% 1
East Midlands -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 45 (36.00%) ITIL
2 35 (28.00%) Finance
3 33 (26.40%) Service Management
4 30 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (20.80%) Problem Management
6 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
7 21 (16.80%) Change Management
7 21 (16.80%) Root Cause Analysis
8 20 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 20 (16.00%) SQL
9 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Office
9 19 (15.20%) Data Analysis
10 18 (14.40%) ITSM
10 18 (14.40%) Analytics
11 16 (12.80%) HP
11 16 (12.80%) Incident Management
12 15 (12.00%) Windows
12 15 (12.00%) People Management
13 14 (11.20%) Service Delivery
13 14 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (9.60%) Statistics
15 12 (9.60%) Process Improvement
16 11 (8.80%) PMO
16 11 (8.80%) SLA
16 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
17 10 (8.00%) Management Information System
17 10 (8.00%) JIRA
17 10 (8.00%) Windows 7
18 9 (7.20%) Visualisation

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 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.20%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.40%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.80%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (5.60%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.80%) Primavera
2 1 (0.80%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.40%) Google Analytics
2 6 (4.80%) Google Tag Manager
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.60%) IaaS
4 2 (1.60%) SaaS
5 1 (0.80%) Office 365
5 1 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.60%) LAN
2 6 (4.80%) WAN
3 5 (4.00%) 3G
4 4 (3.20%) Firewall
5 3 (2.40%) BGP
5 3 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.40%) MPLS
6 2 (1.60%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.60%) FWSM
6 2 (1.60%) IGMP
6 2 (1.60%) Internet
6 2 (1.60%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.60%) OSPF
6 2 (1.60%) RIP
6 2 (1.60%) snoop
6 2 (1.60%) SSL
6 2 (1.60%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.60%) VLAN
6 2 (1.60%) VPN
6 2 (1.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.80%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.80%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.00%) MS Access
4 5 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.20%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.20%) OLAP
5 4 (3.20%) QlikView
6 2 (1.60%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.60%) Power BI
7 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.80%) GIS
7 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (8.00%) JIRA
2 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (28.00%) Finance
2 9 (7.20%) Retail
2 9 (7.20%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.00%) Banking
4 4 (3.20%) Legal
5 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.40%) Publishing
6 2 (1.60%) Billing
6 2 (1.60%) Electronics
6 2 (1.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.80%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 47 (37.60%) Analyst
2 14 (11.20%) Service Analyst
3 12 (9.60%) Incident Manager
4 10 (8.00%) Administrator
4 10 (8.00%) Problem Manager
5 9 (7.20%) Consultant
5 9 (7.20%) Data Analyst
5 9 (7.20%) Defect Manager
6 8 (6.40%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.40%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (5.60%) Incident and Problem Manager
7 7 (5.60%) SQL Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Analytics Consultant
8 6 (4.80%) Digital Analytics Consultant
8 6 (4.80%) IT Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Excel Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Report Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Service Manager
10 4 (3.20%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.80%) HTML
2 4 (3.20%) .NET
2 4 (3.20%) JDBC
2 4 (3.20%) ODBC
3 1 (0.80%) CSS
3 1 (0.80%) D3.js
3 1 (0.80%) HTML5
3 1 (0.80%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.60%) NHS
4 6 (4.80%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.20%) Social Media
6 3 (2.40%) CMDB
6 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.40%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.60%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.60%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.80%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.80%) iPhone
8 1 (0.80%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.80%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.80%) User Experience
8 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.80%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.00%) Windows
2 10 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (6.40%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.00%) Windows 2000
4 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.40%) Unix
6 3 (2.40%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.60%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (36.00%) ITIL
2 33 (26.40%) Service Management
3 26 (20.80%) Problem Management
4 21 (16.80%) Change Management
4 21 (16.80%) Root Cause Analysis
5 19 (15.20%) Data Analysis
6 18 (14.40%) Analytics
6 18 (14.40%) ITSM
7 16 (12.80%) Incident Management
8 15 (12.00%) People Management
9 14 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (11.20%) Service Delivery
10 13 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (9.60%) Process Improvement
11 12 (9.60%) Statistics
12 9 (7.20%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (7.20%) Performance Management
12 9 (7.20%) Visualisation
12 9 (7.20%) V-Model
12 9 (7.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.00%) SQL
2 9 (7.20%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.60%) Python
3 7 (5.60%) VBA
4 6 (4.80%) R
5 5 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.20%) C
6 4 (3.20%) C#
7 3 (2.40%) VB
8 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.80%) Java
9 1 (0.80%) Perl
9 1 (0.80%) PHP
9 1 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (7.20%) ISEB
1 9 (7.20%) ISTQB
1 9 (7.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (4.80%) Degree
3 5 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.60%) CCIE
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.80%) CCA
5 1 (0.80%) CCEA
5 1 (0.80%) CCNP
5 1 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.80%) PMP
5 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.80%) PMO
1 11 (8.80%) SLA
2 6 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.00%) Data Quality
4 4 (3.20%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.60%) iptables
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.60%) vSphere
2 2 (1.60%) XenApp
2 2 (1.60%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.80%) Firmware
3 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.80%) Squid
3 1 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.40%) SCCM
1 3 (2.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.60%) EdgeSight
2 2 (1.60%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.60%) SCOM
3 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.80%) HP
3 9 (7.20%) ServiceNow
4 8 (6.40%) Google
5 5 (4.00%) Oracle
5 5 (4.00%) Remedy
6 4 (3.20%) Cisco
6 4 (3.20%) Citrix
6 4 (3.20%) Jaspersoft
6 4 (3.20%) SAP
6 4 (3.20%) Tableau
7 3 (2.40%) FireEye
7 3 (2.40%) Lotus
7 3 (2.40%) Symantec
8 2 (1.60%) AppSense
8 2 (1.60%) BMC
8 2 (1.60%) F5
8 2 (1.60%) Juniper
8 2 (1.60%) VMware
8 2 (1.60%) VocaLink