Period
to 23 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 219 274
Rank change year-on-year +15 +55 +47
Contract jobs citing Visualisation 1,346 1,072 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.17% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.38% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 657 650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £297
90th Percentile £675 £625 £678
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £439
% change year-on-year +3.66% -6.55% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 10 23
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.49 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.62% +11.81% +100.00%
10th Percentile £17.54 £25.60 £16.22
90th Percentile £40.00 £97.50 £61.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £42.49 £40.00
% change year-on-year -50.57% +6.22% +100.00%

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 86,549 77,649 88,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.61% 84.40% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,159 51,086 57,973
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,114 2,429
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.34%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.38 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -14.70% -1.96% +15.91%

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 April 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 April 2018.

Contractor 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 23 April 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 +14 1,265 £475 +5.56% 369
London +16 783 £500 +5.26% 164
UK excluding London +36 557 £425 +3.66% 220
South East +6 217 £450 +5.88% 55
North of England +5 118 £425 +6.25% 43
North West +16 72 £400 - 25
Midlands -14 68 £425 +17.24% 33
East Midlands +20 45 £409 +12.76% 9
East of England +13 44 £478 +13.27% 42
Scotland -20 44 £450 -6.49% 12
Yorkshire -29 41 £475 +11.76% 17
South West +21 38 £425 +6.25% 32
West Midlands -21 23 £425 +15.25% 24
Wales +4 17 £212 - 2
North East +23 9 £563 +93.97% 1
Isle of Man - 8 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 606 (45.02%) Data Visualisation
2 534 (39.67%) SQL
3 524 (38.93%) Analytics
4 512 (38.04%) Business Intelligence
5 416 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
6 395 (29.35%) Tableau
7 364 (27.04%) Python
8 331 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
9 309 (22.96%) Power BI
10 273 (20.28%) Finance
11 266 (19.76%) Big Data
12 251 (18.65%) SQL Server
13 243 (18.05%) Data Warehouse
14 239 (17.76%) Microsoft
15 231 (17.16%) Data Science
16 220 (16.34%) Data Modelling
17 205 (15.23%) ETL
18 204 (15.16%) R
19 191 (14.19%) Hadoop
20 186 (13.82%) Data Analysis
21 181 (13.45%) JavaScript
22 174 (12.93%) Machine Learning
23 173 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
24 167 (12.41%) Java
24 167 (12.41%) Microsoft Excel
25 166 (12.33%) Degree
26 152 (11.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 149 (11.07%) Data Analytics
28 145 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
29 143 (10.62%) User Experience

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
1 142 (10.55%) Apache Spark
2 66 (4.90%) SAS
3 38 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
4 34 (2.53%) Apache
5 32 (2.38%) Jupyter
6 30 (2.23%) Confluence
6 30 (2.23%) SharePoint
7 25 (1.86%) Apache Pig
8 10 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
9 9 (0.67%) GeoServer
10 8 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.52%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.52%) ThingWorx
12 6 (0.45%) IIS
13 5 (0.37%) CMS
14 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.22%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.15%) nginx
16 2 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 167 (12.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (5.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 31 (2.30%) Photoshop
4 25 (1.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 25 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
5 22 (1.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 16 (1.19%) SPSS
7 15 (1.11%) InVision
8 13 (0.97%) Adobe After Effects
9 12 (0.89%) Adobe Premiere
9 12 (0.89%) MS Visio
10 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
11 8 (0.59%) 3ds Max
12 7 (0.52%) ZBrush
13 6 (0.45%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.37%) Chatbot
15 4 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.30%) Pipeline Pilot
16 3 (0.22%) Fireworks
16 3 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
4 6 (0.45%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.22%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.22%) R3 Corda
5 3 (0.22%) Radian6
6 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.15%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.074%) Finacle
7 1 (0.074%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.074%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.074%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.074%) SunGard APT
7 1 (0.074%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 173 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (3.49%) Google Analytics
4 22 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
5 21 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 17 (1.26%) SaaS
7 16 (1.19%) Amazon S3
8 15 (1.11%) Adobe Analytics
8 15 (1.11%) GitHub
9 14 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 14 (1.04%) Amazon Kinesis
9 14 (1.04%) AWS CloudTrail
9 14 (1.04%) PaaS
10 12 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.82%) Serverless
12 10 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.59%) Data Lake Analytics
13 8 (0.59%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.26%) Firewall
2 13 (0.97%) DNS
2 13 (0.97%) Internet
3 12 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.59%) SMS
4 8 (0.59%) Wireless
5 7 (0.52%) HTTP
5 7 (0.52%) Modbus
5 7 (0.52%) MQTT
6 6 (0.45%) SSL
6 6 (0.45%) VPN
7 4 (0.30%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.30%) Network Security
8 3 (0.22%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.22%) LAN
8 3 (0.22%) NAS
8 3 (0.22%) SAN
9 2 (0.15%) WAN
9 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (22.96%) Power BI
2 266 (19.76%) Big Data
3 251 (18.65%) SQL Server
4 243 (18.05%) Data Warehouse
5 191 (14.19%) Hadoop
6 152 (11.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 124 (9.21%) QlikView
8 120 (8.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 117 (8.69%) Relational Database
10 108 (8.02%) Data Mining
11 105 (7.80%) NoSQL
12 93 (6.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 88 (6.54%) Spotfire
14 78 (5.79%) BusinessObjects
15 71 (5.27%) Data Lake
16 66 (4.90%) Apache Hive
17 63 (4.68%) HBase
18 62 (4.61%) MongoDB
19 59 (4.38%) MySQL
19 59 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 122 (9.06%) Git (software)
2 48 (3.57%) JIRA
3 43 (3.19%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 19 (1.41%) JUnit
5 19 (1.41%) Maven
6 18 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (1.19%) Axure RP
7 16 (1.19%) Mockito
8 15 (1.11%) Checkstyle
8 15 (1.11%) Liquibase
8 15 (1.11%) SonarQube
9 14 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 13 (0.97%) ERwin
11 11 (0.82%) Subversion
12 8 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (0.59%) webpack
13 6 (0.45%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.45%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.37%) Grunt
General
1 273 (20.28%) Finance
2 118 (8.77%) Banking
3 87 (6.46%) Marketing
4 66 (4.90%) Games
5 52 (3.86%) Retail
6 44 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 38 (2.82%) Manufacturing
8 35 (2.60%) Legal
9 27 (2.01%) Investment Banking
10 22 (1.63%) Publishing
11 21 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (1.34%) Electronics
13 15 (1.11%) Front Office
14 14 (1.04%) Law
15 10 (0.74%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.45%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.37%) Advertising
18 4 (0.30%) Automotive
18 4 (0.30%) Back Office
19 3 (0.22%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 413 (30.68%) Developer
2 280 (20.80%) Analyst
3 134 (9.96%) Data Analyst
4 133 (9.88%) Architect
5 131 (9.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 125 (9.29%) Data Scientist
7 80 (5.94%) Consultant
8 68 (5.05%) Designer
9 63 (4.68%) Business Analyst
9 63 (4.68%) Data Architect
10 56 (4.16%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 55 (4.09%) Data Engineer
12 51 (3.79%) Power BI Developer
13 41 (3.05%) Tableau Developer
14 40 (2.97%) SQL Developer
15 34 (2.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 32 (2.38%) Python Developer
16 32 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
17 31 (2.30%) SQL Analyst
18 29 (2.15%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (9.81%) HTML
2 119 (8.84%) CSS
3 82 (6.09%) D3.js
4 77 (5.72%) REST
5 58 (4.31%) AngularJS
6 55 (4.09%) Kafka
7 52 (3.86%) Node.js
8 51 (3.79%) HTML5
9 49 (3.64%) RESTful
10 45 (3.34%) React
11 43 (3.19%) .NET
12 39 (2.90%) JSON
13 38 (2.82%) Pandas
14 36 (2.67%) Highcharts JS
14 36 (2.67%) Natural Language Processing
14 36 (2.67%) NumPy
14 36 (2.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 33 (2.45%) Velocity
16 31 (2.30%) Web Services
17 29 (2.15%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 331 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (10.62%) User Experience
3 139 (10.33%) Computer Science
4 68 (5.05%) Management Information System
5 44 (3.27%) Algorithms
6 41 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
7 40 (2.97%) Data Structures
8 33 (2.45%) Hedge funds
9 22 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (1.49%) Clustering
10 20 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
12 18 (1.34%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.26%) FMCG
14 16 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
14 16 (1.19%) Mobile App
15 14 (1.04%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.97%) Animation
17 11 (0.82%) 3D Graphics
17 11 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 85 (6.32%) Linux
2 65 (4.83%) Unix
3 30 (2.23%) Windows
4 15 (1.11%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.52%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.22%) AIX
8 2 (0.15%) Android
8 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.074%) CentOS
9 1 (0.074%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.074%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (45.02%) Data Visualisation
2 524 (38.93%) Analytics
3 512 (38.04%) Business Intelligence
4 416 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
5 231 (17.16%) Data Science
6 220 (16.34%) Data Modelling
7 205 (15.23%) ETL
8 186 (13.82%) Data Analysis
9 174 (12.93%) Machine Learning
10 149 (11.07%) Data Analytics
11 142 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
12 128 (9.51%) Scrum
13 127 (9.44%) Data Management
14 120 (8.92%) Mathematics
15 118 (8.77%) Statistics
16 100 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 89 (6.61%) Decision-Making
18 88 (6.54%) DevOps
19 84 (6.24%) Open Source
20 71 (5.27%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 534 (39.67%) SQL
2 364 (27.04%) Python
3 204 (15.16%) R
4 181 (13.45%) JavaScript
5 167 (12.41%) Java
6 71 (5.27%) C#
6 71 (5.27%) Scala
7 64 (4.75%) T-SQL
8 53 (3.94%) VBA
9 39 (2.90%) PL/SQL
10 35 (2.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 27 (2.01%) C
12 25 (1.86%) Ruby
13 24 (1.78%) Java 8
13 24 (1.78%) Shell Script
14 23 (1.71%) Bash Shell
15 20 (1.49%) C++
16 16 (1.19%) TypeScript
17 15 (1.11%) JPQL
18 11 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 166 (12.33%) Degree
2 140 (10.40%) Security Cleared
3 105 (7.80%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.01%) Master's Degree
5 25 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (1.71%) Numerate Degree
7 15 (1.11%) PhD
8 14 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
9 11 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.45%) APMG
11 6 (0.45%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.15%) CISSP
14 2 (0.15%) ISEB
14 2 (0.15%) PMP
14 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (7.36%) Data Quality
2 25 (1.86%) GDPR
3 23 (1.71%) QA
4 16 (1.19%) CDISC
5 7 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.45%) GCP
6 6 (0.45%) PMO
7 2 (0.15%) MiFID
8 1 (0.074%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.074%) Basel II
8 1 (0.074%) COBIT
8 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.074%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.074%) P3O
8 1 (0.074%) SLA
8 1 (0.074%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (2.53%) Docker
2 21 (1.56%) HDFS
3 13 (0.97%) Apache Flume
4 11 (0.82%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.37%) GeoWebCache
7 5 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.074%) KVM
9 1 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.074%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 23 (1.71%) Kibana
2 20 (1.49%) Ansible
3 16 (1.19%) Grafana
4 14 (1.04%) Puppet
5 13 (0.97%) Hadoop YARN
6 9 (0.67%) Oozie
7 7 (0.52%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.45%) Terraform
9 5 (0.37%) Ambari
10 4 (0.30%) logstash
10 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.30%) WSUS
11 3 (0.22%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.15%) Consul
12 2 (0.15%) Nagios
12 2 (0.15%) Packer
12 2 (0.15%) Rundeck
13 1 (0.074%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 1 (0.074%) Marathon
Vendors
1 395 (29.35%) Tableau
2 239 (17.76%) Microsoft
3 133 (9.88%) Oracle
4 106 (7.88%) SAP
5 77 (5.72%) Google
6 66 (4.90%) Adobe
7 50 (3.71%) Cognos
8 49 (3.64%) Alteryx
9 41 (3.05%) Cloudera
10 39 (2.90%) IBM
11 28 (2.08%) Informatica
12 23 (1.71%) Splunk
13 22 (1.63%) Hortonworks
13 22 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
13 22 (1.63%) Talend
14 20 (1.49%) Teradata
15 15 (1.11%) AlienVault
15 15 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
16 10 (0.74%) CA
17 9 (0.67%) Genesys