Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 731 718 772
Rank change year-on-year -13 +54 -58
Contract jobs citing Trend Analysis 155 114 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 62 78
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +16.92% -
10th Percentile £212 £263 £241
90th Percentile £591 £573 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £14.85 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.68% -17.50% +2.86%
10th Percentile £15.85 £12.00 £12.45
90th Percentile £25.20 £33.24 £37.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.81 £18.00
% change year-on-year +19.01% -6.64% -5.26%

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 88,714 80,881 92,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.74% 84.94% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,518 52,925 61,090
UK median daily rate £450 £447 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +5.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,434 2,131 2,294
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +3.79% +12.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.18 £52.38 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

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 19 July 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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 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 -1 151 £400 +3.90% 27
UK excluding London +29 108 £375 +7.14% 24
South East +13 51 £421 +16.00% 5
London -32 45 £463 +12.12% 3
East of England +10 17 £400 -4.48% 1
South West +18 15 £375 +20.00% 1
North of England -11 14 £288 +139.58% 7
Midlands 0 12 £294 -12.96% 10
West Midlands -5 10 £300 -27.27% 8
North West -11 7 £375 +226.09% 2
Yorkshire -18 7 £275 - 5
East Midlands -2 2 £275 -18.52% 2
North East -2 1 £275 -31.25%
Wales -12 1 £375 +36.36%
Scotland -50 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 55 (35.48%) ITIL
2 48 (30.97%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (27.10%) Problem Management
4 38 (24.52%) Statistics
5 34 (21.94%) Finance
6 33 (21.29%) Service Management
7 32 (20.65%) Data Science
7 32 (20.65%) Machine Learning
8 31 (20.00%) R
8 31 (20.00%) Python
9 29 (18.71%) Analytics
10 28 (18.06%) Security Cleared
11 27 (17.42%) Root Cause Analysis
11 27 (17.42%) Decision-Making
11 27 (17.42%) Sentiment Analysis
11 27 (17.42%) Mathematics
12 26 (16.77%) SC Cleared
13 24 (15.48%) SQL
14 23 (14.84%) Visualisation
15 19 (12.26%) Data Quality
15 19 (12.26%) Tableau
15 19 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (11.61%) Degree
16 18 (11.61%) Data Mining
16 18 (11.61%) Microsoft
16 18 (11.61%) Pandas
16 18 (11.61%) Jupyter
16 18 (11.61%) Matplotlib
16 18 (11.61%) NumPy

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 18 (11.61%) Jupyter
2 6 (3.87%) Apache
3 5 (3.23%) SAS
4 3 (1.94%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.94%) CMS
4 3 (1.94%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.29%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.29%) JBoss
5 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.29%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.65%) Confluence
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) nginx
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (10.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Eloqua
1 4 (2.58%) HFM
2 3 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.65%) Movex
3 1 (0.65%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.65%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.58%) Office 365
2 4 (2.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 3 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (1.94%) Yammer
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.65%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.65%) G Suite
4 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
4 1 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.16%) Firewall
1 8 (5.16%) LAN
2 7 (4.52%) WAN
3 6 (3.87%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (3.23%) DNS
5 4 (2.58%) SMS
5 4 (2.58%) VoIP
6 3 (1.94%) MPLS
6 3 (1.94%) Network Security
6 3 (1.94%) Skype
6 3 (1.94%) SSL
6 3 (1.94%) VPN
7 2 (1.29%) BGP
7 2 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.29%) Converged Networks
7 2 (1.29%) Intranet
7 2 (1.29%) OSPF
7 2 (1.29%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (1.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.61%) Data Mining
2 13 (8.39%) Hadoop
2 13 (8.39%) HBase
2 13 (8.39%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (6.45%) Big Data
3 10 (6.45%) NoSQL
3 10 (6.45%) Sqoop
4 8 (5.16%) Power BI
5 5 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (3.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 5 (3.23%) QlikView
5 5 (3.23%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.58%) Essbase
6 4 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.94%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.94%) Mahout
7 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Appium
1 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.65%) JIRA
1 1 (0.65%) MSI
1 1 (0.65%) Selenium
1 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (21.94%) Finance
2 13 (8.39%) Banking
2 13 (8.39%) Games
3 8 (5.16%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.52%) Retail
5 6 (3.87%) Marketing
6 5 (3.23%) Publishing
7 4 (2.58%) Legal
8 3 (1.94%) Billing
9 1 (0.65%) Advertising
9 1 (0.65%) Electronics
9 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Local Government
9 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (21.29%) Analyst
2 27 (17.42%) Data Scientist
3 13 (8.39%) Data Analyst
3 13 (8.39%) Service Manager
4 12 (7.74%) Problem Manager
5 10 (6.45%) Administrator
6 8 (5.16%) Problem Analyst
7 7 (4.52%) Incident Manager
8 6 (3.87%) Capacity Manager
8 6 (3.87%) Consultant
8 6 (3.87%) Desktop Support
8 6 (3.87%) Developer
8 6 (3.87%) Network Manager
9 5 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.23%) IT Manager
9 5 (3.23%) Senior Manager
9 5 (3.23%) Senior Problem Manager
9 5 (3.23%) Services Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.23%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.61%) Matplotlib
1 18 (11.61%) NumPy
1 18 (11.61%) Pandas
2 13 (8.39%) D3.js
2 13 (8.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 13 (8.39%) Unreal Engine
3 10 (6.45%) Kafka
3 10 (6.45%) Natural Language Processing
4 9 (5.81%) HTML
5 5 (3.23%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.23%) LDAP
5 5 (3.23%) REST
5 5 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (2.58%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.94%) CSS
7 3 (1.94%) PySpark
7 3 (1.94%) scikit-learn
7 3 (1.94%) Seaborn
8 2 (1.29%) Keras
8 2 (1.29%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 48 (30.97%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 14 (9.03%) Management Information System
4 11 (7.10%) Data Centre
5 10 (6.45%) Algorithms
6 8 (5.16%) User Experience
7 5 (3.23%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.58%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.94%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.29%) CMDB
10 2 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.65%) Clustering
11 1 (0.65%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.65%) NHS
11 1 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.39%) Windows
2 9 (5.81%) Linux
3 5 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.58%) Unix
5 3 (1.94%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.94%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (35.48%) ITIL
2 42 (27.10%) Problem Management
3 38 (24.52%) Statistics
4 33 (21.29%) Service Management
5 32 (20.65%) Data Science
5 32 (20.65%) Machine Learning
6 29 (18.71%) Analytics
7 27 (17.42%) Decision-Making
7 27 (17.42%) Mathematics
7 27 (17.42%) Root Cause Analysis
7 27 (17.42%) Sentiment Analysis
8 23 (14.84%) Visualisation
9 19 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (10.97%) Data Cleansing
10 17 (10.97%) Open Source
10 17 (10.97%) Predictive Analysis
11 16 (10.32%) Data Analysis
12 15 (9.68%) Service Delivery
12 15 (9.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.00%) Python
1 31 (20.00%) R
2 24 (15.48%) SQL
3 10 (6.45%) MATLAB
4 9 (5.81%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.52%) VBA
6 5 (3.23%) VB
6 5 (3.23%) XPath
6 5 (3.23%) XQuery
7 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.94%) Scala
8 2 (1.29%) Java
8 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.65%) C
9 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.77%) SC Cleared
3 18 (11.61%) Degree
4 10 (6.45%) PhD
5 5 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.58%) A+ Certification
6 4 (2.58%) ISEB
6 4 (2.58%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (2.58%) MCSA
6 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.29%) CCIE
8 2 (1.29%) CCNP
8 2 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.29%) MCP
9 1 (0.65%) ACCA
9 1 (0.65%) OCP
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.26%) Data Quality
2 15 (9.68%) SLA
3 13 (8.39%) QA
4 3 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.65%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (6.45%) Apache Flume
2 5 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.58%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.65%) Firmware
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.16%) SCCM
2 6 (3.87%) SCOM
3 4 (2.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.94%) WSUS
5 2 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.65%) Ansible
6 1 (0.65%) Nagios
6 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 19 (12.26%) Tableau
2 18 (11.61%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.45%) BMC
3 10 (6.45%) Hortonworks
3 10 (6.45%) Oracle
4 5 (3.23%) Remedy
5 4 (2.58%) Cisco
5 4 (2.58%) Google
5 4 (2.58%) Hyperion
5 4 (2.58%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 4 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.58%) SolarWinds
5 4 (2.58%) Verint
6 3 (1.94%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.94%) MapR
6 3 (1.94%) McAfee
6 3 (1.94%) Splunk
6 3 (1.94%) VMware
7 2 (1.29%) Juniper
7 2 (1.29%) webMethods