Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 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.

Visualization
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 124 161 161
Rank change year-on-year +37 0 +35
Contract jobs citing Visualisation 1,767 557 1,378
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.08% 1.75% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.01% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,150 359 936
10th Percentile £350 £306 £325
25th Percentile £415 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.40%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +10.59% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 14 28
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.55 £18.00
25th Percentile £18.33 £18.44 £19.80
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £23.21
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +42.21% -5.44%
75th Percentile £49.25 £39.35 £45.46
90th Percentile £63.35 £56.38 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £28.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year -31.30% +41.98% +7.31%

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 75,601 27,733 73,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.12% 87.08% 87.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,617 18,810 49,307
10th Percentile £320 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £440 £438
% change year-on-year +5.11% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,703 800 2,172
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.61 £11.80
25th Percentile £14.65 £15.25 £14.90
Median hourly rate £24.79 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.84% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £57.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -8.84% +4.65% +11.69%

Visualisation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Visualisation in the UK

Visualisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visualisation.

Daily rate trend for Visualisation in the UK

Visualisation
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visualisation over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Visualisation in the UK

Visualisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visualisation.

Hourly rate trend for Visualisation in the UK

Visualisation
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Visualisation over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Visualisation in the UK

Visualisation
Top 16 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 25 October 2021. 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 +29 1,447 £525 +10.53% 397
London +19 931 £525 +6.60% 212
UK excluding London +6 511 £470 +10.59% 199
Work from Home -22 455 £500 - 65
North of England +15 144 £500 +11.11% 46
South East +2 126 £488 +15.52% 49
Scotland -27 76 £383 -15.00% 14
North West -10 71 £500 +14.29% 24
Yorkshire +8 68 £475 +5.56% 15
South West -3 67 £450 -4.00% 24
Midlands -52 44 £475 +11.76% 31
West Midlands -49 38 £475 +9.20% 22
East of England -68 34 £500 +5.26% 31
Wales -14 21 £420 +86.67% 3
North East +4 12 £550 +37.50% 7
East Midlands -38 5 £525 +79.49% 9

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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.

1 921 (52.12%) Data Visualisation
2 848 (47.99%) SQL
3 771 (43.63%) Business Intelligence
4 693 (39.22%) Analytics
5 638 (36.11%) Power Platform
6 627 (35.48%) Power BI
6 627 (35.48%) Python
7 608 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
8 509 (28.81%) Social Skills
9 447 (25.30%) Analytical Skills
10 413 (23.37%) Tableau
11 406 (22.98%) Finance
12 385 (21.79%) Azure
13 361 (20.43%) Data Modelling
14 326 (18.45%) Data Warehouse
14 326 (18.45%) Data Science
15 325 (18.39%) Data Analysis
16 257 (14.54%) ETL
17 245 (13.87%) Microsoft
18 235 (13.30%) AWS
19 230 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
20 227 (12.85%) Microsoft Excel
21 215 (12.17%) Degree
22 205 (11.60%) Scrum
23 189 (10.70%) R
24 187 (10.58%) Machine Learning
25 186 (10.53%) SQL Server
26 181 (10.24%) JavaScript
27 180 (10.19%) Data Analytics
27 180 (10.19%) Data Engineering

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
1 119 (6.73%) Apache Spark
2 54 (3.06%) SAS
3 36 (2.04%) Jupyter
4 26 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 20 (1.13%) Apache
5 20 (1.13%) Confluence
6 17 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
7 14 (0.79%) ArcGIS
8 10 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.51%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.34%) CMS
11 5 (0.28%) nginx
12 4 (0.23%) R Markdown
13 2 (0.11%) Hyperledger
13 2 (0.11%) Luigi
14 1 (0.057%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.057%) Drupal
14 1 (0.057%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.057%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.057%) Tornado
Applications
1 227 (12.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 39 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
4 37 (2.09%) Figma
5 36 (2.04%) Sketch
6 26 (1.47%) InVision
7 18 (1.02%) Zeplin
8 13 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.62%) Chatbot
9 11 (0.62%) InDesign
10 10 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.57%) Adobe XD
11 9 (0.51%) Photoshop
12 7 (0.40%) MS Visio
12 7 (0.40%) SPSS
13 5 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
14 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.23%) Sprinklr
5 3 (0.17%) Endur
5 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.057%) FastStats
7 1 (0.057%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.057%) Radian6
7 1 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.057%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.057%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 638 (36.11%) Power Platform
2 385 (21.79%) Azure
3 235 (13.30%) AWS
4 95 (5.38%) GCP
5 63 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
6 62 (3.51%) GitHub
7 50 (2.83%) PowerApps
8 48 (2.72%) Serverless
9 46 (2.60%) Adobe Analytics
10 42 (2.38%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 40 (2.26%) Snowflake
12 39 (2.21%) Google Analytics
13 34 (1.92%) Amazon S3
14 31 (1.75%) Microsoft 365
14 31 (1.75%) PaaS
15 28 (1.58%) SaaS
16 27 (1.53%) Google Data Studio
17 26 (1.47%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 23 (1.30%) Azure Functions
18 23 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.85%) HTTP
2 12 (0.68%) Network Security
3 10 (0.57%) Skype
4 9 (0.51%) Firewall
5 8 (0.45%) HTTPS
5 8 (0.45%) RTMP
5 8 (0.45%) WAN
6 7 (0.40%) 4G
7 6 (0.34%) 5G
7 6 (0.34%) MQTT
7 6 (0.34%) PSTN
7 6 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (0.28%) 2G
8 5 (0.28%) 3G
8 5 (0.28%) IPsec
8 5 (0.28%) SSL
9 4 (0.23%) Internet
10 2 (0.11%) Intranet
10 2 (0.11%) SNMP
10 2 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 627 (35.48%) Power BI
2 413 (23.37%) Tableau
3 326 (18.45%) Data Warehouse
4 186 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 163 (9.22%) Big Data
6 118 (6.68%) Data Lake
7 113 (6.40%) Relational Database
8 96 (5.43%) QlikView
9 91 (5.15%) Metadata
10 90 (5.09%) Hadoop
11 86 (4.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 79 (4.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 73 (4.13%) NoSQL
14 72 (4.07%) BigQuery
15 71 (4.02%) Qlik Sense
16 59 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 58 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
18 54 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
19 50 (2.83%) Data Mining
20 46 (2.60%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 109 (6.17%) Git (software)
2 80 (4.53%) JIRA
3 42 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.47%) Subversion
5 21 (1.19%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.85%) Bitbucket
6 15 (0.85%) ERwin
7 12 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 12 (0.68%) webpack
8 10 (0.57%) Artifactory
8 10 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (0.51%) Selenium
9 9 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.45%) Cypress.io
10 8 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (0.34%) GitLab
11 6 (0.34%) JMeter
11 6 (0.34%) LoadRunner
11 6 (0.34%) NeoLoad
11 6 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 509 (28.81%) Social Skills
2 447 (25.30%) Analytical Skills
3 406 (22.98%) Finance
4 169 (9.56%) Public Sector
5 132 (7.47%) Marketing
6 102 (5.77%) Presentation Skills
7 77 (4.36%) Banking
8 64 (3.62%) Manufacturing
9 52 (2.94%) Telecoms
10 44 (2.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 39 (2.21%) Retail
12 38 (2.15%) Investment Banking
13 34 (1.92%) Publishing
14 26 (1.47%) Influencing Skills
15 25 (1.41%) Electronics
16 21 (1.19%) Organisational Skills
17 20 (1.13%) Front Office
18 17 (0.96%) Games
19 13 (0.74%) Financial Institution
20 12 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 412 (23.32%) Developer
2 407 (23.03%) Analyst
3 229 (12.96%) Data Analyst
4 186 (10.53%) Data Engineer
5 154 (8.72%) Architect
6 141 (7.98%) Data Scientist
7 140 (7.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 101 (5.72%) Designer
9 81 (4.58%) Business Analyst
10 80 (4.53%) Power BI Developer
11 78 (4.41%) Consultant
12 73 (4.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 61 (3.45%) Data Architect
14 56 (3.17%) SQL Analyst
15 50 (2.83%) UI Designer
16 49 (2.77%) C# Developer
17 48 (2.72%) SQL Data Analyst
18 44 (2.49%) Data Business Analyst
19 43 (2.43%) Python Developer
19 43 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (5.89%) HTML
2 92 (5.21%) CSS
3 85 (4.81%) React
4 79 (4.47%) Kafka
5 64 (3.62%) Pandas
6 63 (3.57%) D3.js
7 60 (3.40%) Node.js
8 50 (2.83%) NumPy
9 45 (2.55%) HTML5
10 44 (2.49%) PySpark
10 44 (2.49%) REST
11 43 (2.43%) .NET
12 41 (2.32%) Web Services
13 40 (2.26%) Shiny
14 37 (2.09%) CSS3
15 35 (1.98%) AngularJS
15 35 (1.98%) RESTful
16 32 (1.81%) scikit-learn
17 30 (1.70%) SciPy
18 29 (1.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 146 (8.26%) User Experience
2 101 (5.72%) Algorithms
3 56 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 45 (2.55%) Data Structures
5 43 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (2.32%) Social Media
7 38 (2.15%) NHS
8 30 (1.70%) FMCG
8 30 (1.70%) Legacy Systems
9 23 (1.30%) Cloud Native
10 19 (1.08%) Equities
10 19 (1.08%) Renewable Energy
11 18 (1.02%) Public Cloud
12 17 (0.96%) Clustering
13 16 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
14 15 (0.85%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
16 12 (0.68%) Hedge funds
16 12 (0.68%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 63 (3.57%) Linux
2 31 (1.75%) Unix
3 26 (1.47%) Windows
4 11 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.17%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.11%) HPUX
8 1 (0.057%) Android
8 1 (0.057%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.057%) MVS
8 1 (0.057%) VMS
8 1 (0.057%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 921 (52.12%) Data Visualisation
2 771 (43.63%) Business Intelligence
3 693 (39.22%) Analytics
4 608 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
5 361 (20.43%) Data Modelling
6 326 (18.45%) Data Science
7 325 (18.39%) Data Analysis
8 257 (14.54%) ETL
9 230 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
10 205 (11.60%) Scrum
11 187 (10.58%) Machine Learning
12 180 (10.19%) Data Analytics
12 180 (10.19%) Data Engineering
13 177 (10.02%) Decision-Making
14 176 (9.96%) DevOps
15 145 (8.21%) Mathematics
16 143 (8.09%) Software Engineering
17 140 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
18 126 (7.13%) Data Management
19 124 (7.02%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 848 (47.99%) SQL
2 627 (35.48%) Python
3 189 (10.70%) R
4 181 (10.24%) JavaScript
5 118 (6.68%) Java
6 96 (5.43%) C#
7 75 (4.24%) T-SQL
8 64 (3.62%) TypeScript
9 60 (3.40%) C++
9 60 (3.40%) Scala
10 51 (2.89%) VBA
11 38 (2.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 34 (1.92%) Bash Shell
13 26 (1.47%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.47%) PowerShell
14 20 (1.13%) C
15 19 (1.08%) Perl
16 17 (0.96%) Ruby
17 15 (0.85%) SPARQL
18 13 (0.74%) Go
Qualifications
1 215 (12.17%) Degree
2 169 (9.56%) Security Cleared
3 157 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 22 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
6 22 (1.25%) PhD
7 21 (1.19%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.51%) CIMA
10 8 (0.45%) CFA
10 8 (0.45%) Tableau Certification
11 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.17%) OCP
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.17%) PMP
12 3 (0.17%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.11%) HND
13 2 (0.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (7.64%) Data Quality
2 92 (5.21%) QA
3 31 (1.75%) Accessibility
4 20 (1.13%) GDPR
5 18 (1.02%) PMO
6 11 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.17%) WCAG
9 2 (0.11%) HL7
9 2 (0.11%) IFRS
9 2 (0.11%) SNOMED CT
10 1 (0.057%) Basel II
10 1 (0.057%) COBIT
10 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.057%) NCSC
10 1 (0.057%) NIST
System Software
1 62 (3.51%) Docker
2 9 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.51%) HDFS
3 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.11%) Ceph
5 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.11%) NFS
5 2 (0.11%) Xen
6 1 (0.057%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 72 (4.07%) Kubernetes
2 23 (1.30%) Ansible
3 22 (1.25%) Grafana
3 22 (1.25%) Terraform
4 21 (1.19%) Kibana
4 21 (1.19%) Prometheus
5 16 (0.91%) logstash
6 15 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (0.85%) Rancher
7 13 (0.74%) Istio
8 11 (0.62%) Consul
8 11 (0.62%) Fluentd
9 10 (0.57%) Puppet
10 8 (0.45%) Oozie
10 8 (0.45%) SCCM
11 7 (0.40%) Kubeflow
12 6 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.28%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.23%) HP ALM
14 4 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 245 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 117 (6.62%) Google
3 108 (6.11%) Oracle
4 90 (5.09%) Adobe
5 87 (4.92%) Databricks
6 73 (4.13%) SAP
7 67 (3.79%) Alteryx
8 45 (2.55%) Dataiku
9 43 (2.43%) Splunk
10 42 (2.38%) Teradata
11 32 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (1.58%) Informatica
13 26 (1.47%) AppDynamics
14 22 (1.25%) Cloudera
15 21 (1.19%) ServiceNow
16 15 (0.85%) Citrix
17 13 (0.74%) TIBCO
18 12 (0.68%) Cognos
19 11 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
19 11 (0.62%) Red Hat