Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Visualisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visualisation over the 6 months to 23 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.

Visualisation
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 220 277
Rank change year-on-year +18 +57 +64
Contract jobs citing Visualisation 1,311 1,105 927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.15% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.37% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 719 594
UK median daily rate £463 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £286
90th Percentile £638 £650 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £415
% change year-on-year +3.03% -0.60% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 19
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £40.00 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.63% +84.84% +8.20%
10th Percentile £17.34 £20.43 £16.90
90th Percentile £39.13 £87.45 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -54.55% +67.62% +31.25%

Visualisation 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 85,004 80,534 88,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.79% 82.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,901 53,357 57,266
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 1,993 2,243 2,704
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +1.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.47 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.90% -2.14% +25.00%

Visualisation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Visualisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Visualisation in the UK

Visualisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visualisation.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visualisation in the UK

Visualisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visualisation over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visualisation in the UK

Visualisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visualisation.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visualisation in the UK

Visualisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visualisation over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visualisation in the UK

Visualisation
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visualisation within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 +17 1,230 £475 +8.57% 462
London +23 771 £500 +11.11% 246
UK excluding London +28 533 £425 +3.03% 236
South East +30 199 £425 - 58
North of England +18 93 £425 +13.33% 57
Midlands -26 84 £400 -6.98% 44
North West +22 57 £438 -1.41% 36
East of England +23 53 £475 +11.76% 38
West Midlands -13 48 £400 -12.33% 30
Scotland -7 47 £431 -4.17% 15
East Midlands -8 36 £400 -5.82% 14
Yorkshire -15 35 £488 +37.32% 19
South West -1 31 £394 +10.53% 18
Wales +20 16 £325 -27.78% 2
North East +35 9 £610 +87.69% 2
Isle of Man - 8 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visualisation 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 Visualisation.

1 607 (46.30%) Data Visualisation
2 526 (40.12%) Analytics
3 496 (37.83%) SQL
4 479 (36.54%) Business Intelligence
5 402 (30.66%) Tableau
6 360 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
7 344 (26.24%) Analytical Skills
8 306 (23.34%) Python
9 297 (22.65%) Finance
10 237 (18.08%) Power BI
11 236 (18.00%) Big Data
12 219 (16.70%) Data Warehouse
13 218 (16.63%) JavaScript
14 214 (16.32%) Microsoft
15 203 (15.48%) SQL Server
16 193 (14.72%) Data Modelling
17 192 (14.65%) ETL
18 191 (14.57%) R
19 175 (13.35%) Hadoop
20 167 (12.74%) User Experience
21 164 (12.51%) Degree
22 162 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
23 156 (11.90%) CSS
23 156 (11.90%) Data Analysis
24 154 (11.75%) Machine Learning
25 143 (10.91%) HTML
26 142 (10.83%) Java
27 137 (10.45%) Data Analytics
28 131 (9.99%) Amazon AWS
28 131 (9.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Visualisation
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
1 130 (9.92%) Apache Spark
2 76 (5.80%) SAS
3 32 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.98%) Apache Pig
5 24 (1.83%) Apache
6 19 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (1.22%) Confluence
7 16 (1.22%) JBoss
7 16 (1.22%) Jupyter
8 15 (1.14%) Apache Solr
9 10 (0.76%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.76%) WildFly
10 8 (0.61%) GeoServer
10 8 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.53%) ThingWorx
12 6 (0.46%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.31%) IIS
14 3 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 162 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 42 (3.20%) Photoshop
4 26 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
5 25 (1.91%) Adobe Illustrator
6 24 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 18 (1.37%) SPSS
8 15 (1.14%) MS Visio
9 11 (0.84%) InVision
10 10 (0.76%) 3ds Max
10 10 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
11 9 (0.69%) Adobe After Effects
11 9 (0.69%) ZBrush
12 8 (0.61%) Adobe Premiere
12 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
13 7 (0.53%) AutoCAD
14 6 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.31%) Pipeline Pilot
16 3 (0.23%) Autodesk Inventor
16 3 (0.23%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 11 (0.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 8 (0.61%) Adobe Campaign
3 7 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.46%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.31%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.23%) Radian6
7 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.15%) iTrent
8 1 (0.076%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.076%) Primavera
8 1 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.076%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.076%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 131 (9.99%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (7.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (3.36%) Google Analytics
4 25 (1.91%) SaaS
5 22 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (1.45%) GitHub
7 17 (1.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 14 (1.07%) Adobe Analytics
8 14 (1.07%) Amazon Kinesis
8 14 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
8 14 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 10 (0.76%) Force.com
12 9 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (0.69%) AWS CloudTrail
12 9 (0.69%) PaaS
13 8 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
13 8 (0.61%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.46%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.22%) Firewall
2 15 (1.14%) Internet
3 14 (1.07%) HTTP
4 9 (0.69%) DNS
5 7 (0.53%) Kerberos
5 7 (0.53%) Modbus
5 7 (0.53%) MQTT
5 7 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.53%) Wireless
6 4 (0.31%) NAS
6 4 (0.31%) SAN
7 3 (0.23%) Intranet
7 3 (0.23%) SSL
7 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.15%) DHCP
8 2 (0.15%) LAN
8 2 (0.15%) SMS
8 2 (0.15%) WAN
9 1 (0.076%) Broadband
9 1 (0.076%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (18.08%) Power BI
2 236 (18.00%) Big Data
3 219 (16.70%) Data Warehouse
4 203 (15.48%) SQL Server
5 175 (13.35%) Hadoop
6 131 (9.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 127 (9.69%) QlikView
8 114 (8.70%) Relational Database
9 111 (8.47%) NoSQL
10 95 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 79 (6.03%) Data Mining
12 74 (5.64%) BusinessObjects
13 73 (5.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 66 (5.03%) Spotfire
15 58 (4.42%) MongoDB
16 57 (4.35%) HBase
17 53 (4.04%) MySQL
18 50 (3.81%) Apache Hive
19 47 (3.59%) RDBMS
20 44 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 109 (8.31%) Git (software)
2 45 (3.43%) JIRA
3 40 (3.05%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.68%) Axure RP
4 22 (1.68%) Visual Studio
5 21 (1.60%) Subversion
6 18 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (1.30%) ERwin
8 16 (1.22%) Mocha
9 11 (0.84%) Ant
9 11 (0.84%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.76%) SoapUI
10 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 9 (0.69%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.69%) JUnit
12 8 (0.61%) Grunt
13 7 (0.53%) Mockito
14 6 (0.46%) gulp
14 6 (0.46%) Karma Test Runner
15 5 (0.38%) Jasmine
General
1 297 (22.65%) Finance
2 106 (8.09%) Marketing
3 101 (7.70%) Banking
4 54 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 53 (4.04%) Retail
6 44 (3.36%) Manufacturing
7 38 (2.90%) Games
8 37 (2.82%) Legal
9 26 (1.98%) Electronics
10 25 (1.91%) Publishing
11 19 (1.45%) Front Office
12 16 (1.22%) Investment Banking
13 14 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.92%) Law
15 11 (0.84%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.61%) Advertising
17 5 (0.38%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.31%) Billing
19 3 (0.23%) Automotive
20 2 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 412 (31.43%) Developer
2 291 (22.20%) Analyst
3 138 (10.53%) Data Analyst
4 124 (9.46%) Data Scientist
5 113 (8.62%) Architect
6 91 (6.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 90 (6.86%) Designer
8 75 (5.72%) Consultant
9 69 (5.26%) Business Analyst
10 62 (4.73%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 47 (3.59%) Data Architect
12 45 (3.43%) JavaScript Developer
13 42 (3.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 41 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
15 39 (2.97%) UX Designer
16 36 (2.75%) SQL Analyst
17 35 (2.67%) Tableau Developer
18 33 (2.52%) SQL Developer
19 32 (2.44%) Data Engineer
20 31 (2.36%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (11.90%) CSS
2 143 (10.91%) HTML
3 116 (8.85%) D3.js
4 70 (5.34%) AngularJS
5 58 (4.42%) Node.js
6 55 (4.20%) HTML5
7 52 (3.97%) REST
8 51 (3.89%) Web Services
9 49 (3.74%) React
10 48 (3.66%) .NET
11 46 (3.51%) JSON
12 45 (3.43%) Kafka
13 40 (3.05%) Natural Language Processing
14 39 (2.97%) RESTful
15 36 (2.75%) XML
16 35 (2.67%) Sass
17 31 (2.36%) CSS3
17 31 (2.36%) NumPy
18 28 (2.14%) Pandas
19 26 (1.98%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 344 (26.24%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (12.74%) User Experience
3 110 (8.39%) Computer Science
4 64 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 51 (3.89%) Algorithms
6 35 (2.67%) Data Structures
7 26 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (1.37%) Animation
9 17 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.30%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.22%) Fintech
11 15 (1.14%) Graphic Design
11 15 (1.14%) Virtual Team
12 14 (1.07%) Clustering
12 14 (1.07%) FMCG
13 13 (0.99%) Data Centre
14 12 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
14 12 (0.92%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.92%) Photography
14 12 (0.92%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 89 (6.79%) Linux
2 64 (4.88%) Unix
3 20 (1.53%) Windows
4 10 (0.76%) Mac OS X
5 6 (0.46%) CentOS
5 6 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.46%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.38%) AIX
7 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.15%) Android
8 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.15%) Solaris
8 2 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (46.30%) Data Visualisation
2 526 (40.12%) Analytics
3 479 (36.54%) Business Intelligence
4 360 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
5 193 (14.72%) Data Modelling
6 192 (14.65%) ETL
7 156 (11.90%) Data Analysis
8 154 (11.75%) Machine Learning
9 137 (10.45%) Data Analytics
10 121 (9.23%) Data Management
11 109 (8.31%) Scrum
12 97 (7.40%) Mathematics
13 92 (7.02%) Statistics
14 82 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 72 (5.49%) TDD
16 70 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
17 64 (4.88%) DevOps
17 64 (4.88%) Open Source
18 59 (4.50%) Software Engineering
19 57 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 496 (37.83%) SQL
2 306 (23.34%) Python
3 218 (16.63%) JavaScript
4 191 (14.57%) R
5 142 (10.83%) Java
6 81 (6.18%) C#
7 78 (5.95%) Scala
8 55 (4.20%) VBA
9 44 (3.36%) T-SQL
10 24 (1.83%) ES6
11 23 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 22 (1.68%) Ruby
13 21 (1.60%) TypeScript
14 20 (1.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 20 (1.53%) MATLAB
15 19 (1.45%) Bash Shell
15 19 (1.45%) C++
16 18 (1.37%) C
17 17 (1.30%) Perl
18 16 (1.22%) Gremlin
Qualifications
1 164 (12.51%) Degree
2 126 (9.61%) Security Cleared
3 80 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.44%) Master's Degree
5 26 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
7 16 (1.22%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
9 13 (0.99%) PhD
10 10 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.46%) IIBA
12 5 (0.38%) APMG
12 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.31%) CBAP
13 4 (0.31%) ISEB
14 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.23%) PMP
15 2 (0.15%) MBA
15 2 (0.15%) MCSE
16 1 (0.076%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.79%) Data Quality
2 54 (4.12%) QA
3 15 (1.14%) GDPR
4 6 (0.46%) CDISC
4 6 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
5 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.31%) MiFID
5 4 (0.31%) SLA
6 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.15%) GCP
7 2 (0.15%) IFRS
7 2 (0.15%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 1 (0.076%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.076%) PMO
8 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (3.05%) Docker
2 30 (2.29%) HDFS
3 15 (1.14%) Apache Flume
4 8 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.53%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.15%) GeoWebCache
8 2 (0.15%) IAG
9 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.076%) KVM
9 1 (0.076%) RHEV
9 1 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (2.21%) Ansible
2 22 (1.68%) Hadoop YARN
3 16 (1.22%) Puppet
4 15 (1.14%) Kubernetes
5 10 (0.76%) Grafana
5 10 (0.76%) Kibana
6 8 (0.61%) Terraform
7 7 (0.53%) Ambari
7 7 (0.53%) Mesos
7 7 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.31%) WSUS
9 3 (0.23%) Oozie
9 3 (0.23%) Rundeck
9 3 (0.23%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.15%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.076%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.076%) Marathon
11 1 (0.076%) Nagios
11 1 (0.076%) Packer
Vendors
1 402 (30.66%) Tableau
2 214 (16.32%) Microsoft
3 120 (9.15%) Oracle
4 111 (8.47%) SAP
5 79 (6.03%) Google
6 74 (5.64%) Adobe
7 39 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
8 36 (2.75%) Hortonworks
9 31 (2.36%) Informatica
10 30 (2.29%) Cognos
10 30 (2.29%) IBM
11 25 (1.91%) Alteryx
12 23 (1.75%) Cloudera
13 21 (1.60%) MicroStrategy
14 17 (1.30%) Splunk
15 16 (1.22%) Teradata
16 11 (0.84%) Pega
17 9 (0.69%) AlienVault
17 9 (0.69%) MapR
17 9 (0.69%) Omniture