Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 193 220
Rank change year-on-year +31 +27 +34
Contract jobs citing Visualisation 1,392 1,506 1,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.45% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.67% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 986 862
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +10.59%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 18
UK median hourly rate £22.33 £27.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.77% +35.78% -28.57%
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.25 £16.34
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.50 £31.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -18.00% +25.00% -28.57%

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 71,836 90,403 88,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.00% 86.89% 86.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,030 59,821 58,588
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,289 2,335 2,120
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.39% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.75 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -10.64% +4.44%

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019.

Contractor 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 20 November 2019. 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 1,343 £475 +3.54% 398
London +38 795 £500 - 175
UK excluding London +27 578 £450 +5.88% 234
South East +47 179 £500 +11.11% 62
North of England +20 120 £400 -5.88% 48
East of England +76 97 £428 -5.00% 48
South West -41 88 £480 +12.94% 27
North West +19 73 £400 +2.56% 25
Midlands +7 52 £425 - 38
Yorkshire +24 43 £376 -14.00% 17
West Midlands +49 41 £425 +1.49% 29
Scotland -14 30 £388 -3.13% 8
East Midlands -12 11 £450 +5.88% 9
Wales -9 8 £391 -2.19% 1
Northern Ireland +5 4 £600 - 2
North East +9 3 £415 -27.83% 6

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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.

1 680 (48.85%) Data Visualisation
2 564 (40.52%) SQL
3 558 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
4 541 (38.86%) Business Intelligence
5 487 (34.99%) Analytics
6 434 (31.18%) Python
7 409 (29.38%) Power BI
7 409 (29.38%) Power Platform
8 391 (28.09%) Finance
9 371 (26.65%) Tableau
10 311 (22.34%) Microsoft
11 307 (22.05%) Analytical Skills
12 264 (18.97%) Azure
13 252 (18.10%) ETL
14 248 (17.82%) AWS
15 238 (17.10%) Data Science
16 227 (16.31%) Data Warehouse
17 226 (16.24%) Data Modelling
18 224 (16.09%) SQL Server
19 222 (15.95%) Data Analysis
20 203 (14.58%) Microsoft Excel
21 174 (12.50%) Machine Learning
22 166 (11.93%) User Experience
23 159 (11.42%) JavaScript
23 159 (11.42%) Degree
24 153 (10.99%) Scrum
25 143 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
26 139 (9.99%) Java
27 137 (9.84%) R
28 136 (9.77%) Computer Science

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 85 (6.11%) Apache Spark
2 61 (4.38%) SAS
3 44 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 38 (2.73%) Confluence
5 35 (2.51%) Jupyter
6 29 (2.08%) Apache
7 20 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.72%) ArcGIS
9 8 (0.57%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.50%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.50%) WordPress
11 6 (0.43%) JBoss
11 6 (0.43%) R Markdown
12 5 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.29%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.29%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.22%) CMS
14 3 (0.22%) DNN
15 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 203 (14.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 32 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.44%) Sketch
6 19 (1.36%) InVision
6 19 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (1.15%) SPSS
8 11 (0.79%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.22%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.22%) SketchUp
11 3 (0.22%) UserZoom
12 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.14%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.14%) CATIA
12 2 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.072%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.072%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.22%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.072%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.072%) Magento
4 1 (0.072%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.072%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.072%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.072%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 409 (29.38%) Power Platform
2 264 (18.97%) Azure
3 248 (17.82%) AWS
4 58 (4.17%) Serverless
5 52 (3.74%) GCP
6 49 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
7 46 (3.30%) Azure Data Factory
8 35 (2.51%) Azure Machine Learning
9 34 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 33 (2.37%) Amazon S3
11 27 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
12 22 (1.58%) Google Sheets
13 21 (1.51%) Amazon SQS
13 21 (1.51%) GitHub
13 21 (1.51%) Google Analytics
14 20 (1.44%) PaaS
15 17 (1.22%) Amazon EMR
16 16 (1.15%) SaaS
17 13 (0.93%) Azure Functions
18 11 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.44%) Firewall
2 15 (1.08%) WAN
3 14 (1.01%) Network Security
4 12 (0.86%) Internet
5 11 (0.79%) HTTP
6 7 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (0.50%) Skype
6 7 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.29%) Link 16
8 3 (0.22%) DNS
8 3 (0.22%) LAN
8 3 (0.22%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.14%) DHCP
9 2 (0.14%) Extranet
9 2 (0.14%) Intranet
9 2 (0.14%) SAN
9 2 (0.14%) SSL
9 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.14%) VPN
9 2 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (29.38%) Power BI
2 227 (16.31%) Data Warehouse
3 224 (16.09%) SQL Server
4 127 (9.12%) Big Data
5 123 (8.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 106 (7.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 99 (7.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 96 (6.90%) Hadoop
9 93 (6.68%) Relational Database
10 84 (6.03%) QlikView
11 72 (5.17%) Data Lake
12 61 (4.38%) Data Mining
13 58 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
14 56 (4.02%) NoSQL
15 54 (3.88%) OLAP
16 52 (3.74%) Amazon Redshift
17 48 (3.45%) Apache Hive
18 46 (3.30%) Spotfire
19 44 (3.16%) MongoDB
20 43 (3.09%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 134 (9.63%) Git (software)
2 96 (6.90%) JIRA
3 57 (4.09%) TeamCity
4 38 (2.73%) Maven
5 37 (2.66%) Jenkins
6 30 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
7 18 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (1.22%) webpack
9 15 (1.08%) Axure RP
10 13 (0.93%) ERwin
10 13 (0.93%) Visual Studio
11 9 (0.65%) NUnit
11 9 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (0.57%) Selenium
12 8 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.50%) Artifactory
13 7 (0.50%) JUnit
13 7 (0.50%) Mockito
13 7 (0.50%) RStudio
13 7 (0.50%) SonarQube
General
1 391 (28.09%) Finance
2 97 (6.97%) Banking
3 75 (5.39%) Front Office
4 73 (5.24%) Public Sector
5 72 (5.17%) Marketing
6 47 (3.38%) Retail
7 41 (2.95%) Investment Banking
8 33 (2.37%) Publishing
9 29 (2.08%) Legal
10 28 (2.01%) Back Office
11 26 (1.87%) Telecoms
12 23 (1.65%) Manufacturing
13 19 (1.36%) Local Government
13 19 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (1.08%) Law
15 12 (0.86%) Police
16 10 (0.72%) Games
17 8 (0.57%) Electronics
18 7 (0.50%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 507 (36.42%) Developer
2 285 (20.47%) Analyst
3 157 (11.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 125 (8.98%) Data Analyst
5 121 (8.69%) Data Scientist
6 92 (6.61%) Data Engineer
7 88 (6.32%) Power BI Developer
8 86 (6.18%) Business Analyst
9 74 (5.32%) Architect
10 71 (5.10%) Senior Developer
11 68 (4.89%) Consultant
12 65 (4.67%) Designer
13 57 (4.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 57 (4.09%) Tableau Developer
14 50 (3.59%) SQL Developer
15 46 (3.30%) UX Designer
16 43 (3.09%) Data Architect
17 42 (3.02%) SQL Analyst
18 40 (2.87%) React Developer
19 39 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (6.90%) React
2 88 (6.32%) HTML
3 83 (5.96%) .NET
4 80 (5.75%) CSS
5 67 (4.81%) Pandas
6 60 (4.31%) D3.js
7 58 (4.17%) Web Services
8 57 (4.09%) AngularJS
9 54 (3.88%) NumPy
10 44 (3.16%) MDX
11 42 (3.02%) REST
12 40 (2.87%) PySpark
12 40 (2.87%) scikit-learn
13 35 (2.51%) ASP.NET
14 34 (2.44%) Node.js
15 33 (2.37%) SciPy
16 30 (2.16%) RESTful
17 28 (2.01%) Redux
18 27 (1.94%) TensorFlow
19 26 (1.87%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 307 (22.05%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (11.93%) User Experience
3 82 (5.89%) Algorithms
4 50 (3.59%) Data Structures
5 38 (2.73%) Hedge funds
6 37 (2.66%) Mobile App
7 31 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 28 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
9 23 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 19 (1.36%) Derivative
10 19 (1.36%) Fixed Income
11 18 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.01%) Clustering
12 14 (1.01%) Data Centre
13 10 (0.72%) Fat Client
13 10 (0.72%) Graphic Design
13 10 (0.72%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.65%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 55 (3.95%) Linux
2 35 (2.51%) Unix
3 27 (1.94%) Windows
4 5 (0.36%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.29%) Solaris
6 3 (0.22%) Android
7 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.14%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.072%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.072%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.072%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.072%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 680 (48.85%) Data Visualisation
2 558 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
3 541 (38.86%) Business Intelligence
4 487 (34.99%) Analytics
5 252 (18.10%) ETL
6 238 (17.10%) Data Science
7 226 (16.24%) Data Modelling
8 222 (15.95%) Data Analysis
9 174 (12.50%) Machine Learning
10 153 (10.99%) Scrum
11 143 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 136 (9.77%) Computer Science
13 117 (8.41%) DevOps
14 116 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
15 105 (7.54%) Statistics
16 104 (7.47%) Data Analytics
17 99 (7.11%) Mathematics
18 91 (6.54%) Dashboard Development
19 86 (6.18%) Data Engineering
20 82 (5.89%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 564 (40.52%) SQL
2 434 (31.18%) Python
3 159 (11.42%) JavaScript
4 139 (9.99%) Java
5 137 (9.84%) R
6 86 (6.18%) C#
7 61 (4.38%) T-SQL
8 58 (4.17%) C++
9 53 (3.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 49 (3.52%) Scala
11 44 (3.16%) PowerShell
12 40 (2.87%) VBA
13 33 (2.37%) PHP
14 19 (1.36%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.22%) ES6
16 16 (1.15%) C
17 14 (1.01%) Ruby
18 12 (0.86%) MATLAB
18 12 (0.86%) VB
19 10 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 159 (11.42%) Degree
2 73 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 62 (4.45%) SC Cleared
4 56 (4.02%) PhD
5 38 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (2.44%) Master's Degree
7 24 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 20 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
9 18 (1.29%) AWS Certification
10 14 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.01%) CISSP
11 13 (0.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 10 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.65%) CCSP
14 8 (0.57%) CRISC
14 8 (0.57%) GIAC
15 7 (0.50%) DV Cleared
16 4 (0.29%) CSSLP
16 4 (0.29%) ISEB
16 4 (0.29%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.17%) Data Quality
2 48 (3.45%) QA
3 14 (1.01%) GDPR
4 13 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.93%) PMO
5 10 (0.72%) NCSC
6 9 (0.65%) NIST
7 8 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 7 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.50%) MiFID
9 5 (0.36%) RMADS
10 4 (0.29%) GxP
11 3 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.14%) ITGC
12 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.072%) COBIT
13 1 (0.072%) HL7
System Software
1 40 (2.87%) Docker
2 18 (1.29%) HDFS
3 16 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.36%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.36%) Snort
5 3 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.072%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.072%) Gluster
7 1 (0.072%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.072%) NFS
7 1 (0.072%) XenApp
7 1 (0.072%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (2.23%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.15%) Terraform
3 15 (1.08%) Ansible
4 12 (0.86%) Kibana
4 12 (0.86%) Puppet
5 9 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
7 7 (0.50%) Control-M
8 5 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.36%) OSSEC
9 3 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.22%) Matomo
9 3 (0.22%) SCCM
10 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.14%) logstash
10 2 (0.14%) Nessus
10 2 (0.14%) Oozie
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.14%) RSA Archer
10 2 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 371 (26.65%) Tableau
2 311 (22.34%) Microsoft
3 101 (7.26%) Google
4 95 (6.82%) Oracle
5 69 (4.96%) MicroStrategy
6 48 (3.45%) SAP
7 40 (2.87%) Databricks
8 39 (2.80%) Cognos
9 37 (2.66%) Alteryx
10 31 (2.23%) Talend
11 23 (1.65%) Adobe
12 22 (1.58%) Cloudera
13 18 (1.29%) Informatica
14 16 (1.15%) Hortonworks
15 14 (1.01%) Teradata
15 14 (1.01%) TIBCO
16 11 (0.79%) Palantir
16 11 (0.79%) ServiceNow
17 10 (0.72%) Dataiku
18 9 (0.65%) MapR