Period
to 19 July 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 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.

Visualization
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 220 294
Rank change year-on-year +20 +74 +6
Contract jobs citing Visualisation 1,445 1,125 951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.18% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.39% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 984 714 589
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £285
90th Percentile £675 £634 £676
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 26
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £39.98 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.45% +40.26% +42.50%
10th Percentile £16.42 £20.80 £17.58
90th Percentile £44.55 £45.72 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.87 £42.48 £29.00
% change year-on-year -55.57% +46.47% -6.45%

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 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%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 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 +25 1,354 £475 - 450
London +1 833 £500 - 231
UK excluding London +60 604 £425 - 243
South East +37 194 £450 +9.09% 59
North of England +27 133 £408 -9.44% 68
South West +76 96 £425 +6.25% 43
North West +39 85 £378 -16.11% 41
Scotland -7 68 £425 -10.53% 21
Midlands -37 58 £425 +6.25% 21
East of England +14 40 £463 +9.60% 28
East Midlands -1 38 £425 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire -34 35 £449 -5.53% 19
Wales +12 29 £155 -50.40% 2
West Midlands -41 20 £419 +1.52% 12
North East -2 15 £563 -0.88% 8
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 656 (45.40%) Data Visualisation
2 547 (37.85%) Analytics
3 534 (36.96%) Business Intelligence
4 503 (34.81%) SQL
5 459 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
6 397 (27.47%) Tableau
7 366 (25.33%) Python
8 315 (21.80%) Finance
8 315 (21.80%) Power BI
9 312 (21.59%) Analytical Skills
10 288 (19.93%) Big Data
11 259 (17.92%) Data Science
12 258 (17.85%) Data Warehouse
13 240 (16.61%) Data Modelling
14 239 (16.54%) SQL Server
15 224 (15.50%) Hadoop
16 207 (14.33%) Microsoft
17 195 (13.49%) JavaScript
18 189 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
19 188 (13.01%) R
20 187 (12.94%) Data Analysis
21 182 (12.60%) Degree
21 182 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
22 175 (12.11%) Java
23 174 (12.04%) ETL
24 156 (10.80%) Machine Learning
25 153 (10.59%) HTML
25 153 (10.59%) User Experience
26 152 (10.52%) Microsoft Azure
27 146 (10.10%) Data Analytics

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
1 137 (9.48%) Apache Spark
2 83 (5.74%) SAS
3 62 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
4 35 (2.42%) Confluence
5 34 (2.35%) Apache
6 26 (1.80%) Jupyter
7 18 (1.25%) Apache Pig
8 16 (1.11%) SharePoint
9 13 (0.90%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
10 9 (0.62%) CMS
11 6 (0.42%) IIS
11 6 (0.42%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.35%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.35%) nginx
12 5 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.28%) Marvel
14 3 (0.21%) GeoServer
Applications
1 117 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 30 (2.08%) Photoshop
4 23 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 22 (1.52%) InVision
6 19 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
7 15 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 13 (0.90%) SPSS
9 9 (0.62%) Adobe Premiere
10 8 (0.55%) 3ds Max
10 8 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
10 8 (0.55%) MS Visio
11 7 (0.48%) Chatbot
11 7 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
12 6 (0.42%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
13 4 (0.28%) InDesign
13 4 (0.28%) ZBrush
14 3 (0.21%) Blender
14 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.21%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.21%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.14%) Global One
5 2 (0.14%) HFM
5 2 (0.14%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.14%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.069%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.069%) FastStats
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.069%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 189 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
2 152 (10.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (2.77%) Amazon S3
4 37 (2.56%) Google Analytics
5 30 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 29 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
7 23 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (1.52%) GitHub
9 19 (1.31%) PaaS
10 17 (1.18%) Office 365
10 17 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
11 14 (0.97%) Azure Machine Learning
12 12 (0.83%) AWS CloudTrail
13 11 (0.76%) Adobe Analytics
13 11 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (0.76%) Google Tag Manager
13 11 (0.76%) npm
14 10 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.97%) Firewall
2 12 (0.83%) DNS
3 11 (0.76%) Kerberos
3 11 (0.76%) SMS
3 11 (0.76%) VPN
4 8 (0.55%) SSL
5 7 (0.48%) Internet
5 7 (0.48%) LAN
5 7 (0.48%) Skype
5 7 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.42%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.42%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.35%) DHCP
7 5 (0.35%) HTTP
7 5 (0.35%) Network Security
7 5 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (0.35%) WAN
8 4 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.21%) NAS
9 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (21.80%) Power BI
2 288 (19.93%) Big Data
3 258 (17.85%) Data Warehouse
4 239 (16.54%) SQL Server
5 224 (15.50%) Hadoop
6 140 (9.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 129 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 102 (7.06%) QlikView
9 101 (6.99%) Data Mining
10 99 (6.85%) Relational Database
11 92 (6.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 86 (5.95%) NoSQL
13 85 (5.88%) Apache Hive
14 81 (5.61%) Data Lake
15 77 (5.33%) Spotfire
16 74 (5.12%) MongoDB
17 72 (4.98%) HBase
18 71 (4.91%) BusinessObjects
19 52 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
20 50 (3.46%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 113 (7.82%) Git (software)
2 69 (4.78%) JIRA
3 33 (2.28%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.45%) Maven
5 19 (1.31%) Axure RP
5 19 (1.31%) JUnit
6 18 (1.25%) webpack
7 17 (1.18%) Checkstyle
7 17 (1.18%) Liquibase
7 17 (1.18%) Mockito
7 17 (1.18%) SonarQube
8 15 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (0.83%) Subversion
11 11 (0.76%) Bitbucket
11 11 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 10 (0.69%) ERwin
12 10 (0.69%) Grunt
12 10 (0.69%) gulp
12 10 (0.69%) Mocha
General
1 315 (21.80%) Finance
2 133 (9.20%) Banking
3 84 (5.81%) Marketing
4 67 (4.64%) Games
5 64 (4.43%) Retail
6 39 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 38 (2.63%) Investment Banking
8 33 (2.28%) Publishing
8 33 (2.28%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 23 (1.59%) Legal
11 22 (1.52%) Front Office
12 20 (1.38%) Automotive
13 12 (0.83%) Advertising
13 12 (0.83%) Electronics
14 11 (0.76%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.69%) Law
16 9 (0.62%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.48%) Back Office
18 5 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 443 (30.66%) Developer
2 274 (18.96%) Analyst
3 144 (9.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 134 (9.27%) Architect
5 119 (8.24%) Data Analyst
6 102 (7.06%) Data Scientist
7 101 (6.99%) Designer
8 89 (6.16%) Data Engineer
9 76 (5.26%) Business Analyst
10 74 (5.12%) Power BI Developer
11 72 (4.98%) Consultant
12 66 (4.57%) Data Architect
13 55 (3.81%) UX Designer
14 51 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 49 (3.39%) Tableau Developer
16 45 (3.11%) SQL Developer
17 39 (2.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 32 (2.21%) JavaScript Developer
19 29 (2.01%) Python Developer
19 29 (2.01%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (10.59%) HTML
2 133 (9.20%) CSS
3 104 (7.20%) Kafka
4 73 (5.05%) D3.js
4 73 (5.05%) REST
5 64 (4.43%) AngularJS
5 64 (4.43%) React
6 63 (4.36%) HTML5
7 49 (3.39%) JSON
8 46 (3.18%) Natural Language Processing
8 46 (3.18%) XML
9 40 (2.77%) RESTful
10 38 (2.63%) Node.js
11 37 (2.56%) .NET
12 34 (2.35%) jQuery
13 33 (2.28%) Pandas
14 32 (2.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 30 (2.08%) Web Services
16 28 (1.94%) Spring
16 28 (1.94%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 312 (21.59%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (10.59%) User Experience
3 128 (8.86%) Computer Science
4 77 (5.33%) Algorithms
5 55 (3.81%) Management Information System
6 51 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
7 45 (3.11%) Data Structures
8 43 (2.98%) Mobile App
9 34 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
10 32 (2.21%) Hedge funds
11 29 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.73%) Fintech
13 23 (1.59%) Private Cloud
14 21 (1.45%) Reference Data
15 20 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
16 18 (1.25%) NHS
17 16 (1.11%) FMCG
17 16 (1.11%) Social Media
18 15 (1.04%) Virtual Team
19 12 (0.83%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 88 (6.09%) Linux
2 80 (5.54%) Unix
3 44 (3.04%) Windows
4 20 (1.38%) Windows Server
5 14 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.55%) Android
6 8 (0.55%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.28%) AIX
9 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.069%) CentOS
11 1 (0.069%) Debian
11 1 (0.069%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.069%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.069%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 656 (45.40%) Data Visualisation
2 547 (37.85%) Analytics
3 534 (36.96%) Business Intelligence
4 459 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
5 259 (17.92%) Data Science
6 240 (16.61%) Data Modelling
7 187 (12.94%) Data Analysis
8 182 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
9 174 (12.04%) ETL
10 156 (10.80%) Machine Learning
11 146 (10.10%) Data Analytics
12 145 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 139 (9.62%) Mathematics
14 128 (8.86%) Scrum
15 107 (7.40%) Statistics
16 96 (6.64%) Data Management
17 89 (6.16%) DevOps
18 84 (5.81%) Decision-Making
18 84 (5.81%) Open Source
19 80 (5.54%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 503 (34.81%) SQL
2 366 (25.33%) Python
3 195 (13.49%) JavaScript
4 188 (13.01%) R
5 175 (12.11%) Java
6 88 (6.09%) T-SQL
7 76 (5.26%) Scala
8 63 (4.36%) C#
9 43 (2.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 34 (2.35%) PL/SQL
11 31 (2.15%) Java 8
12 29 (2.01%) Bash Shell
12 29 (2.01%) MATLAB
13 25 (1.73%) VBA
14 24 (1.66%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.59%) C++
15 23 (1.59%) PowerShell
16 21 (1.45%) C
17 20 (1.38%) TypeScript
18 19 (1.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 182 (12.60%) Degree
2 116 (8.03%) Security Cleared
3 93 (6.44%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (1.66%) PhD
6 17 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
7 15 (1.04%) Postgraduate
8 11 (0.76%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.62%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.42%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.35%) CISM
12 5 (0.35%) CISSP
12 5 (0.35%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.35%) MCSE
13 4 (0.28%) CCNA
13 4 (0.28%) CCNP
13 4 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (7.54%) Data Quality
2 33 (2.28%) QA
3 26 (1.80%) GDPR
4 19 (1.31%) CDISC
5 11 (0.76%) PMO
6 8 (0.55%) GCP
7 5 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.28%) WCAG
9 1 (0.069%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.069%) P3O
9 1 (0.069%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (2.01%) Docker
2 26 (1.80%) HDFS
3 25 (1.73%) Apache Flume
4 20 (1.38%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 10 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.42%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.21%) GeoWebCache
9 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.14%) XenApp
11 1 (0.069%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.069%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.069%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (1.73%) Kibana
2 16 (1.11%) Ansible
3 13 (0.90%) Puppet
4 11 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
5 10 (0.69%) Grafana
6 9 (0.62%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.55%) Oozie
7 8 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.55%) Terraform
8 7 (0.48%) logstash
9 6 (0.42%) Ambari
9 6 (0.42%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.35%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.28%) Nagios
11 4 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.21%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.21%) SCCM
13 2 (0.14%) Mesos
13 2 (0.14%) Salt
13 2 (0.14%) StatsD
Vendors
1 397 (27.47%) Tableau
2 207 (14.33%) Microsoft
3 129 (8.93%) Oracle
4 85 (5.88%) SAP
5 67 (4.64%) Alteryx
6 64 (4.43%) Google
7 57 (3.94%) Cloudera
8 49 (3.39%) Adobe
9 41 (2.84%) Cognos
10 38 (2.63%) Talend
11 36 (2.49%) Splunk
12 31 (2.15%) Hortonworks
13 30 (2.08%) IBM
14 28 (1.94%) Teradata
15 20 (1.38%) Informatica
16 17 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
17 16 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
18 14 (0.97%) RapidMiner
19 13 (0.90%) AlienVault
20 12 (0.83%) CA