Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 132 191
Rank change year-on-year -2 +59 +23
Contract jobs citing Visualisation 1,017 1,081 1,436
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 1.91% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.24% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 722 977
10th Percentile £320 £313 £320
25th Percentile £400 £387 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £489 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.61% -5.26% -
75th Percentile £578 £555 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 15
10th Percentile £17.13 £21.10 £16.24
25th Percentile £21.54 £33.70 £21.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% +30.77%
75th Percentile £53.73 £51.67 £58.31
90th Percentile £62.08 £57.00 £61.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £43.75 £56.25
% change year-on-year -49.71% -22.22% +174.39%

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 46,444 48,221 83,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.91% 85.20% 87.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,869 32,020 56,347
10th Percentile £306 £283 £300
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £580 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £445 £435
% change year-on-year -1.69% +2.30% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,415 1,522 1,994
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.42 £11.50
25th Percentile £16.00 £15.89 £14.27
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £22.70
Median % change year-on-year +23.26% -5.29% +8.10%
75th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £43.88
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.21 £20.11 £22.40
% change year-on-year +15.42% -10.22% +12.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 2021.

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 21 April 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 -3 834 £500 +11.11% 291
London -6 511 £500 +5.26% 129
UK excluding London +2 319 £425 - 174
Work from Home -59 275 £500 - 72
North of England +31 78 £390 -2.50% 38
Scotland +30 68 £425 +18.06% 15
South East -38 62 £425 -9.57% 38
South West +46 44 £600 +20.30% 21
Yorkshire +47 38 £388 +3.33% 22
North West +14 38 £390 -2.50% 13
Midlands +4 33 £425 +6.25% 32
West Midlands +7 26 £430 +1.18% 25
East of England +5 25 £500 +17.65% 29
Wales +9 10 £425 +6.25% 2
East Midlands +2 7 £375 +2.71% 7
North East +15 2 - - 3
Northern Ireland +8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 457 (44.94%) Data Visualisation
2 455 (44.74%) SQL
3 399 (39.23%) Business Intelligence
4 390 (38.35%) Analytics
5 359 (35.30%) Python
6 335 (32.94%) Power Platform
7 331 (32.55%) Power BI
8 302 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
9 254 (24.98%) Azure
10 253 (24.88%) Tableau
11 249 (24.48%) Finance
12 207 (20.35%) Data Science
13 203 (19.96%) Analytical Skills
14 198 (19.47%) Data Modelling
15 170 (16.72%) Data Analysis
16 168 (16.52%) ETL
17 158 (15.54%) DevOps
18 141 (13.86%) Machine Learning
18 141 (13.86%) AWS
19 139 (13.67%) Public Sector
20 132 (12.98%) R
21 127 (12.49%) Data Warehouse
22 125 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
23 120 (11.80%) Microsoft
24 113 (11.11%) Security Cleared
25 110 (10.82%) Data Analytics
26 104 (10.23%) Decision-Making
27 101 (9.93%) Degree
28 99 (9.73%) SC Cleared
29 97 (9.54%) 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 54 (5.31%) Apache Spark
2 28 (2.75%) SAS
3 24 (2.36%) Jupyter
4 22 (2.16%) Confluence
5 20 (1.97%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.47%) Apache
6 15 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.69%) ArcGIS
8 6 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.29%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.098%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.098%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.098%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.098%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.098%) Luigi
11 1 (0.098%) nginx
11 1 (0.098%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.098%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 87 (8.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.98%) Sketch
5 9 (0.88%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.79%) Figma
6 8 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.59%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.59%) SPSS
7 6 (0.59%) Zeplin
8 5 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.49%) InDesign
9 3 (0.29%) Gephi
9 3 (0.29%) UserZoom
10 2 (0.20%) InVision
11 1 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.098%) Blender
11 1 (0.098%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.098%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.098%) HealthRoster
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.098%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.098%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.098%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.098%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.098%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 335 (32.94%) Power Platform
2 254 (24.98%) Azure
3 141 (13.86%) AWS
4 46 (4.52%) PowerApps
5 45 (4.42%) GCP
6 26 (2.56%) Amazon EKS
7 25 (2.46%) Azure Data Factory
7 25 (2.46%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 20 (1.97%) GitHub
9 18 (1.77%) Google Analytics
10 15 (1.47%) IaaS
11 14 (1.38%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 14 (1.38%) Power Automate
12 13 (1.28%) Microsoft 365
12 13 (1.28%) Serverless
13 12 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (1.08%) Amazon S3
15 10 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (0.98%) Azure Logic Apps
16 9 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.28%) HTTP
2 7 (0.69%) RTMP
3 6 (0.59%) Intranet
4 5 (0.49%) Internet
5 3 (0.29%) 4G
5 3 (0.29%) Firewall
5 3 (0.29%) Network Security
6 2 (0.20%) 2G
6 2 (0.20%) 3G
6 2 (0.20%) 5G
6 2 (0.20%) Broadband
6 2 (0.20%) LAN
6 2 (0.20%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.098%) DNS
7 1 (0.098%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.098%) InfiniBand
7 1 (0.098%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.098%) SAN
7 1 (0.098%) Wireless
7 1 (0.098%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (32.55%) Power BI
2 253 (24.88%) Tableau
3 127 (12.49%) Data Warehouse
4 90 (8.85%) Big Data
5 79 (7.77%) SQL Server
6 78 (7.67%) Relational Database
7 67 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 63 (6.19%) Data Mining
9 55 (5.41%) Data Lake
10 47 (4.62%) Hadoop
11 40 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
12 39 (3.83%) NoSQL
12 39 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 34 (3.34%) Amazon Redshift
14 33 (3.24%) QlikView
15 30 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 28 (2.75%) Tableau Desktop
17 26 (2.56%) RDBMS
17 26 (2.56%) Tableau Server
18 23 (2.26%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 85 (8.36%) Git (software)
2 50 (4.92%) JIRA
3 49 (4.82%) Jenkins
4 22 (2.16%) Artifactory
5 21 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
6 18 (1.77%) GitLab
7 14 (1.38%) Maven
7 14 (1.38%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.08%) Subversion
9 9 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.69%) PowerDesigner
11 6 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.49%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.49%) PyCharm
13 4 (0.39%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.39%) RStudio
14 3 (0.29%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.29%) fastlane
14 3 (0.29%) Mockito
General
1 249 (24.48%) Finance
2 139 (13.67%) Public Sector
3 92 (9.05%) Marketing
4 55 (5.41%) Banking
5 53 (5.21%) Telecoms
6 47 (4.62%) Manufacturing
7 39 (3.83%) Electronics
8 25 (2.46%) Retail
9 18 (1.77%) Front Office
9 18 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 16 (1.57%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.98%) Legal
11 10 (0.98%) Publishing
12 8 (0.79%) German Language
13 7 (0.69%) Advertising
14 6 (0.59%) Back Office
14 6 (0.59%) Games
14 6 (0.59%) Law
15 4 (0.39%) Automotive
15 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 245 (24.09%) Analyst
2 240 (23.60%) Developer
3 120 (11.80%) Data Analyst
4 110 (10.82%) Data Scientist
5 103 (10.13%) Data Engineer
6 75 (7.37%) Architect
7 66 (6.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 63 (6.19%) Business Analyst
9 62 (6.10%) Consultant
10 60 (5.90%) Power BI Developer
11 58 (5.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 36 (3.54%) Data Architect
13 34 (3.34%) Designer
14 33 (3.24%) Senior Data Scientist
15 29 (2.85%) Analyst Developer
16 26 (2.56%) Data Business Analyst
16 26 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
16 26 (2.56%) Power BI Analyst
16 26 (2.56%) SQL Analyst
16 26 (2.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.62%) .NET
2 40 (3.93%) D3.js
2 40 (3.93%) HTML
3 39 (3.83%) CSS
4 31 (3.05%) Elastic Stack
4 31 (3.05%) Kafka
4 31 (3.05%) React
5 30 (2.95%) NumPy
6 29 (2.85%) TensorFlow
7 28 (2.75%) scikit-learn
8 25 (2.46%) Pandas
9 24 (2.36%) Node.js
10 23 (2.26%) JSON
11 21 (2.06%) Velocity
11 21 (2.06%) XML
12 20 (1.97%) RESTful
13 15 (1.47%) PySpark
13 15 (1.47%) SciPy
14 13 (1.28%) AngularJS
15 12 (1.18%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 203 (19.96%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (9.14%) User Experience
3 42 (4.13%) Data Structures
4 37 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (2.95%) Algorithms
6 23 (2.26%) Fixed Income
6 23 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.97%) Social Media
8 15 (1.47%) Analytical Mindset
8 15 (1.47%) Credit Risk
8 15 (1.47%) Market Risk
9 13 (1.28%) NHS
10 12 (1.18%) Reference Data
11 11 (1.08%) FMCG
11 11 (1.08%) Organisational Skills
11 11 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (0.88%) Grid Computing
13 8 (0.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 45 (4.42%) Linux
2 23 (2.26%) Unix
3 19 (1.87%) Windows
4 8 (0.79%) Mac OS X
5 7 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.39%) Android
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.098%) CentOS
9 1 (0.098%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.098%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.098%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (44.94%) Data Visualisation
2 399 (39.23%) Business Intelligence
3 390 (38.35%) Analytics
4 302 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
5 207 (20.35%) Data Science
6 198 (19.47%) Data Modelling
7 170 (16.72%) Data Analysis
8 168 (16.52%) ETL
9 158 (15.54%) DevOps
10 141 (13.86%) Machine Learning
11 125 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
12 110 (10.82%) Data Analytics
13 104 (10.23%) Decision-Making
14 97 (9.54%) Computer Science
15 95 (9.34%) Data Engineering
16 88 (8.65%) Scrum
17 83 (8.16%) Data Management
18 74 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
19 70 (6.88%) User Stories
20 69 (6.78%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 455 (44.74%) SQL
2 359 (35.30%) Python
3 132 (12.98%) R
4 89 (8.75%) JavaScript
5 69 (6.78%) Java
6 42 (4.13%) T-SQL
7 35 (3.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 35 (3.44%) Scala
8 34 (3.34%) C#
9 32 (3.15%) Bash Shell
10 27 (2.65%) Perl
11 22 (2.16%) VBA
12 21 (2.06%) C
13 20 (1.97%) MATLAB
14 19 (1.87%) C++
15 15 (1.47%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.28%) TypeScript
17 9 (0.88%) PowerShell
17 9 (0.88%) Ruby
18 5 (0.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 113 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 101 (9.93%) Degree
3 99 (9.73%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.67%) PhD
6 16 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (1.18%) Master's Degree
8 10 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.59%) Tableau Certification
11 5 (0.49%) Postgraduate
11 5 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.39%) CEH
12 4 (0.39%) CREST Certified
12 4 (0.39%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.39%) GIAC
12 4 (0.39%) OSCP
13 1 (0.098%) SANS
13 1 (0.098%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.10%) Data Quality
2 41 (4.03%) QA
3 17 (1.67%) GDPR
4 10 (0.98%) Actionable Recommendations
5 4 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.39%) PMO
5 4 (0.39%) SLA
6 1 (0.098%) Good Clinical Practice
6 1 (0.098%) NCSC
6 1 (0.098%) NIST
6 1 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.098%) WCAG
System Software
1 58 (5.70%) Docker
2 7 (0.69%) HDFS
3 5 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.098%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.098%) NFS
5 1 (0.098%) Samba
5 1 (0.098%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 1 (0.098%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 53 (5.21%) Kubernetes
2 35 (3.44%) Kibana
2 35 (3.44%) Prometheus
3 34 (3.34%) Grafana
4 26 (2.56%) Ansible
5 25 (2.46%) Consul
5 25 (2.46%) Fluentd
5 25 (2.46%) Istio
5 25 (2.46%) logstash
5 25 (2.46%) Rancher
6 22 (2.16%) Terraform
7 5 (0.49%) Icinga
8 3 (0.29%) Oozie
8 3 (0.29%) Puppet
8 3 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.20%) Core Impact
9 2 (0.20%) SCCM
10 1 (0.098%) Control-M
10 1 (0.098%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.098%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 120 (11.80%) Microsoft
2 74 (7.28%) Oracle
2 74 (7.28%) SAP
3 71 (6.98%) Google
4 56 (5.51%) Splunk
5 38 (3.74%) Databricks
6 33 (3.24%) Alteryx
7 29 (2.85%) Adobe
8 27 (2.65%) AppDynamics
9 25 (2.46%) IBM
10 21 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (1.57%) Teradata
12 15 (1.47%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.28%) Dataiku
13 13 (1.28%) Informatica
14 12 (1.18%) Cognos
15 9 (0.88%) ESRI
16 8 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
17 6 (0.59%) Red Hat
17 6 (0.59%) Talend