Period
to 23 October 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 October 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.

Visualization
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 217 276
Rank change year-on-year +28 +59 +35
Contract jobs citing Visualisation 1,512 1,215 1,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.21% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.41% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,006 829 665
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +11.76% -2.86%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 25
UK median hourly rate £24.54 £20.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.70% -28.57% +29.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.93 £13.62
90th Percentile £44.78 £33.45 £49.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.87 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.65% -28.57% -29.34%

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 89,210 85,922 89,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.24% 85.75% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,880 56,977 59,235
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,415 2,057 2,438
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.93% +11.02% +3.73%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -19.32% +11.11% +2.69%

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 October 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 October 2018.

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 23 October 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 +34 1,418 £475 - 430
London +12 856 £500 - 223
UK excluding London +44 649 £425 - 233
South East +13 171 £450 +5.88% 52
South West +83 137 £425 +13.33% 36
North of England +34 129 £436 -0.51% 52
Scotland +8 78 £400 -11.11% 18
North West +22 71 £390 -36.07% 24
Midlands -47 70 £425 +6.25% 34
East of England +24 53 £450 -2.70% 33
Yorkshire +7 49 £438 -14.43% 22
East Midlands +14 45 £425 +6.25% 18
Wales +9 44 £533 +52.14% 4
West Midlands -59 25 £419 +1.52% 16
North East -9 11 £575 -5.74% 6
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 4

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 709 (46.89%) Data Visualisation
2 591 (39.09%) Business Intelligence
3 546 (36.11%) Analytics
4 523 (34.59%) SQL
5 457 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
6 405 (26.79%) Tableau
7 402 (26.59%) Finance
8 352 (23.28%) Python
9 322 (21.30%) Power BI
10 290 (19.18%) Data Science
11 271 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
12 253 (16.73%) Big Data
13 252 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
14 245 (16.20%) SQL Server
15 239 (15.81%) Hadoop
16 237 (15.67%) Data Modelling
17 210 (13.89%) Microsoft
17 210 (13.89%) JavaScript
18 199 (13.16%) User Experience
19 189 (12.50%) ETL
20 184 (12.17%) Data Analysis
21 178 (11.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 163 (10.78%) Degree
23 162 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
24 156 (10.32%) Machine Learning
24 156 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
25 152 (10.05%) R
25 152 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
26 146 (9.66%) Java
27 143 (9.46%) 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
1 141 (9.33%) Apache Spark
2 81 (5.36%) SAS
3 69 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (2.51%) SharePoint
5 26 (1.72%) Apache
6 21 (1.39%) Confluence
7 16 (1.06%) CMS
8 12 (0.79%) Jupyter
9 8 (0.53%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.46%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.40%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.40%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.33%) Marvel
12 5 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.26%) nginx
14 3 (0.20%) IIS
14 3 (0.20%) JBoss
14 3 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 111 (7.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (2.05%) InVision
3 30 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.92%) Photoshop
5 23 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
6 12 (0.79%) SPSS
7 11 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
10 5 (0.33%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.33%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.33%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
12 3 (0.20%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.20%) Blender
12 3 (0.20%) FreeHand
12 3 (0.20%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 15 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.46%) HFM
4 7 (0.46%) Infor M3
5 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.26%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.20%) FastStats
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.20%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.20%) SessionCam
8 3 (0.20%) Workfront
9 2 (0.13%) Actimize
9 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.13%) Global One
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 162 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 152 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (2.38%) Amazon S3
4 32 (2.12%) Azure Data Factory
5 30 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 29 (1.92%) GitHub
7 24 (1.59%) Google Analytics
7 24 (1.59%) Office 365
8 22 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (1.39%) npm
10 18 (1.19%) Azure Machine Learning
11 17 (1.12%) PaaS
12 14 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
13 12 (0.79%) SaaS
13 12 (0.79%) Yarn
14 11 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
15 10 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (0.53%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.60%) Internet
1 9 (0.60%) Kerberos
2 8 (0.53%) Skype
2 8 (0.53%) Unified Communications
3 6 (0.40%) Intranet
3 6 (0.40%) VPN
4 5 (0.33%) DHCP
4 5 (0.33%) DNS
4 5 (0.33%) Firewall
4 5 (0.33%) SSL
5 4 (0.26%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.26%) LAN
5 4 (0.26%) Network Security
5 4 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (0.26%) SMS
5 4 (0.26%) SSH
6 3 (0.20%) WAN
7 2 (0.13%) Broadband
7 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (21.30%) Power BI
2 253 (16.73%) Big Data
3 252 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 245 (16.20%) SQL Server
5 239 (15.81%) Hadoop
6 178 (11.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 143 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 100 (6.61%) Relational Database
9 92 (6.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 86 (5.69%) QlikView
11 85 (5.62%) Data Mining
12 74 (4.89%) NoSQL
13 72 (4.76%) Data Lake
14 67 (4.43%) Apache Hive
15 65 (4.30%) Spotfire
16 61 (4.03%) BusinessObjects
16 61 (4.03%) MongoDB
17 54 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
18 45 (2.98%) MySQL
19 40 (2.65%) Impala
Development Applications
1 95 (6.28%) Git (software)
2 57 (3.77%) JIRA
3 30 (1.98%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.85%) webpack
5 27 (1.79%) Subversion
6 19 (1.26%) Maven
7 17 (1.12%) Axure RP
7 17 (1.12%) Selenium
7 17 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (1.06%) Bitbucket
9 15 (0.99%) Mocha
9 15 (0.99%) Visual Studio
10 14 (0.93%) PhantomJS
10 14 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
11 13 (0.86%) TeamCity
12 11 (0.73%) Babel
13 10 (0.66%) ERwin
13 10 (0.66%) Jasmine
13 10 (0.66%) JUnit
14 9 (0.60%) GitLab
General
1 402 (26.59%) Finance
2 122 (8.07%) Banking
3 84 (5.56%) Marketing
4 72 (4.76%) Retail
5 66 (4.37%) Games
6 56 (3.70%) Front Office
7 48 (3.17%) Publishing
8 42 (2.78%) Manufacturing
9 41 (2.71%) Investment Banking
10 33 (2.18%) Telecoms
11 25 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 24 (1.59%) Back Office
12 24 (1.59%) Financial Institution
13 20 (1.32%) Advertising
13 20 (1.32%) Automotive
14 19 (1.26%) Legal
15 11 (0.73%) Electronics
16 8 (0.53%) Law
17 5 (0.33%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 487 (32.21%) Developer
2 292 (19.31%) Analyst
3 142 (9.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 132 (8.73%) Designer
5 117 (7.74%) Data Analyst
6 107 (7.08%) Architect
7 92 (6.08%) Data Scientist
8 81 (5.36%) Data Engineer
9 78 (5.16%) Business Analyst
9 78 (5.16%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 77 (5.09%) Consultant
11 68 (4.50%) UX Designer
12 59 (3.90%) Power BI Developer
13 54 (3.57%) SQL Developer
14 52 (3.44%) UI Designer
15 51 (3.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 48 (3.17%) React Developer
17 46 (3.04%) JavaScript Developer
18 42 (2.78%) Data Architect
18 42 (2.78%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (8.73%) HTML
2 127 (8.40%) CSS
3 94 (6.22%) D3.js
4 93 (6.15%) React
5 83 (5.49%) Kafka
6 80 (5.29%) AngularJS
7 71 (4.70%) JSON
8 52 (3.44%) REST
9 48 (3.17%) Web Services
10 47 (3.11%) XML
11 43 (2.84%) Redux
12 42 (2.78%) .NET
13 40 (2.65%) HTML5
13 40 (2.65%) Natural Language Processing
14 38 (2.51%) Node.js
15 32 (2.12%) Pandas
16 30 (1.98%) Highcharts JS
17 28 (1.85%) jQuery
17 28 (1.85%) JSON Schema
17 28 (1.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 271 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (13.16%) User Experience
3 96 (6.35%) Algorithms
4 94 (6.22%) Computer Science
5 57 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
6 51 (3.37%) Data Structures
7 40 (2.65%) Mobile App
8 36 (2.38%) Fintech
9 34 (2.25%) Management Information System
10 33 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
11 30 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.59%) Equities
13 22 (1.46%) Social Media
14 21 (1.39%) Reference Data
15 20 (1.32%) Virtual Team
16 19 (1.26%) Graphic Design
17 17 (1.12%) Hedge funds
18 16 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
19 13 (0.86%) Fixed Income
20 11 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 77 (5.09%) Linux
2 62 (4.10%) Unix
3 38 (2.51%) Windows
4 13 (0.86%) Android
4 13 (0.86%) Apple iOS
4 13 (0.86%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.066%) AIX
11 1 (0.066%) Debian
11 1 (0.066%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.066%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (46.89%) Data Visualisation
2 591 (39.09%) Business Intelligence
3 546 (36.11%) Analytics
4 457 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
5 290 (19.18%) Data Science
6 237 (15.67%) Data Modelling
7 189 (12.50%) ETL
8 184 (12.17%) Data Analysis
9 156 (10.32%) Machine Learning
9 156 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
10 138 (9.13%) Data Analytics
11 125 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 124 (8.20%) Scrum
13 105 (6.94%) Mathematics
14 98 (6.48%) Dashboard Development
14 98 (6.48%) Dimensional Modelling
15 88 (5.82%) DevOps
16 82 (5.42%) TDD
17 80 (5.29%) Collaborative Working
18 79 (5.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 523 (34.59%) SQL
2 352 (23.28%) Python
3 210 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 152 (10.05%) R
5 146 (9.66%) Java
6 85 (5.62%) T-SQL
7 62 (4.10%) Scala
8 45 (2.98%) C#
8 45 (2.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 40 (2.65%) Bash Shell
10 38 (2.51%) C++
11 36 (2.38%) TypeScript
12 34 (2.25%) MATLAB
13 26 (1.72%) Perl
14 25 (1.65%) Java 8
14 25 (1.65%) PowerShell
15 23 (1.52%) VBA
16 22 (1.46%) ES6
17 20 (1.32%) PL/SQL
18 17 (1.12%) Cypher
Qualifications
1 163 (10.78%) Degree
2 73 (4.83%) Security Cleared
3 53 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 36 (2.38%) Postgraduate
6 26 (1.72%) PhD
7 12 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
10 8 (0.53%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.53%) MCSE
11 7 (0.46%) CEH
12 6 (0.40%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.33%) CISM
13 5 (0.33%) CISSP
13 5 (0.33%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.33%) SANS
14 2 (0.13%) APMG
14 2 (0.13%) MBA
14 2 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.96%) Data Quality
2 52 (3.44%) QA
3 20 (1.32%) GDPR
4 9 (0.60%) CDISC
4 9 (0.60%) PMO
5 7 (0.46%) WCAG
6 4 (0.26%) SLA
7 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.066%) HL7
9 1 (0.066%) IFRS
9 1 (0.066%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 32 (2.12%) Docker
2 26 (1.72%) HDFS
3 24 (1.59%) Apache Flume
4 21 (1.39%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.26%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.26%) XenApp
9 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.066%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 21 (1.39%) Kibana
2 18 (1.19%) Ansible
3 16 (1.06%) Kubernetes
4 15 (0.99%) logstash
5 12 (0.79%) Prometheus
6 10 (0.66%) Oozie
6 10 (0.66%) Puppet
7 9 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (0.33%) Grafana
9 5 (0.33%) Salt
10 4 (0.26%) Control-M
10 4 (0.26%) Graphite
10 4 (0.26%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.26%) Mesos
10 4 (0.26%) SCCM
10 4 (0.26%) StatsD
10 4 (0.26%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.20%) Nagios
11 3 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 405 (26.79%) Tableau
2 210 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 114 (7.54%) Oracle
4 86 (5.69%) SAP
5 68 (4.50%) Alteryx
6 56 (3.70%) Google
7 54 (3.57%) Cloudera
8 52 (3.44%) Adobe
9 40 (2.65%) Informatica
10 36 (2.38%) Splunk
11 34 (2.25%) Hortonworks
12 32 (2.12%) Cognos
12 32 (2.12%) MicroStrategy
12 32 (2.12%) Talend
13 27 (1.79%) Teradata
14 17 (1.12%) Hyperion
15 16 (1.06%) IBM
16 15 (0.99%) RapidMiner
16 15 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
17 13 (0.86%) New Relic