Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Data Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Analysis over the 6 months to 15 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.

Data Analysis
UK > England
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 129 128
Rank change year-on-year -26 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1,692 1,781 1,950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.80% 1.97% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.29% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,129 1,221 1,340
England median daily rate £428 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £250 £261 £249
90th Percentile £600 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £448 £400
% change year-on-year -5.03% +11.88% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 57
England median hourly rate £23.50 £19.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.75% -1.88% -12.09%
10th Percentile £12.47 £13.25 £11.34
90th Percentile £45.50 £42.00 £35.20
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £19.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.47% -1.88% -12.09%

Data Analysis 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 advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,220 77,719 83,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.23% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,167 51,884 55,741
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,202 1,867 2,203
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.45%

Data Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Data Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analysis in England

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Analysis in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analysis in England

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analysis in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analysis in England

Data Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analysis in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analysis in England

Data Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analysis in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Analysis in England

Data Analysis
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analysis within the England region over the 6 months to 15 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
London -27 879 £475 - 177
South East -13 276 £400 -6.98% 74
North of England -5 182 £375 -11.76% 74
Midlands -8 140 £390 -0.64% 47
South West -13 112 £396 -4.00% 43
East of England +8 103 £425 +6.25% 30
North West -17 96 £375 -6.25% 38
West Midlands +2 95 £350 -6.67% 26
Yorkshire -1 76 £388 -8.82% 25
East Midlands 0 43 £413 +3.13% 21
North East -3 10 £300 -29.41% 11
Data Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analysis 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 across the England region with a requirement for Data Analysis.

1 632 (37.35%) SQL
2 477 (28.19%) Finance
3 425 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
4 359 (21.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 301 (17.79%) ETL
6 300 (17.73%) Business Intelligence
7 295 (17.43%) Analytical Skills
8 287 (16.96%) Analytics
9 277 (16.37%) Data Modelling
10 266 (15.72%) SQL Server
11 234 (13.83%) Python
12 230 (13.59%) Microsoft
13 221 (13.06%) Data Warehouse
14 206 (12.17%) Oracle
15 203 (12.00%) Business Analysis
16 202 (11.94%) Migration
17 197 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 189 (11.17%) Data Quality
19 175 (10.34%) Visualisation
20 165 (9.75%) Banking
21 161 (9.52%) Project Management
22 159 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
23 156 (9.22%) Data Management
24 152 (8.98%) Big Data
25 148 (8.75%) Data Migration
26 143 (8.45%) Tableau
27 141 (8.33%) Windows
28 140 (8.27%) Scrum
29 119 (7.03%) Microsoft Office
30 118 (6.97%) Power BI

Data Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 56 (3.31%) SAS
2 55 (3.25%) Confluence
3 40 (2.36%) Apache Spark
3 40 (2.36%) SharePoint
4 27 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.53%) Apache Solr
6 8 (0.47%) CMS
6 8 (0.47%) Jupyter
7 6 (0.35%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.30%) Apache
8 5 (0.30%) Apache Qpid
8 5 (0.30%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.18%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.18%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.12%) IIS
11 2 (0.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 359 (21.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 119 (7.03%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (5.02%) MS Visio
4 76 (4.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
5 28 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.47%) SPSS
7 3 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.18%) InVision
7 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.059%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.65%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.53%) SAP CO
4 9 (0.53%) SAP FI
4 9 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
5 8 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.35%) HFM
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.24%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.18%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.18%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 115 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (3.72%) Amazon S3
4 52 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
5 50 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 25 (1.48%) Google Analytics
7 19 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (1.06%) Office 365
9 15 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
10 12 (0.71%) PaaS
10 12 (0.71%) SaaS
11 8 (0.47%) GitHub
11 8 (0.47%) IaaS
12 7 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
12 7 (0.41%) Trello
13 6 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.24%) G Suite
15 3 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.24%) SMS
2 15 (0.89%) VPN
3 14 (0.83%) DNS
4 11 (0.65%) Internet
5 8 (0.47%) LAN
6 7 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.35%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.35%) Intranet
7 6 (0.35%) Network Security
7 6 (0.35%) Skype
7 6 (0.35%) SSL
8 4 (0.24%) DKIM
8 4 (0.24%) DMARC
8 4 (0.24%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.24%) SMTP
9 3 (0.18%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.18%) WAN
10 2 (0.12%) DHCP
10 2 (0.12%) MQTT
10 2 (0.12%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (15.72%) SQL Server
2 221 (13.06%) Data Warehouse
3 152 (8.98%) Big Data
4 118 (6.97%) Power BI
5 112 (6.62%) Hadoop
5 112 (6.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 99 (5.85%) Relational Database
7 88 (5.20%) Apache Hive
8 74 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 58 (3.43%) Data Mining
10 57 (3.37%) QlikView
10 57 (3.37%) Sqoop
11 49 (2.90%) Impala
12 48 (2.84%) BusinessObjects
13 45 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 37 (2.19%) Oracle Database
15 32 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
16 31 (1.83%) MySQL
17 30 (1.77%) MS Access
18 27 (1.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 84 (4.96%) JIRA
2 82 (4.85%) Jenkins
3 28 (1.65%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.24%) Toad
5 20 (1.18%) ERwin
6 15 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.83%) Maven
7 14 (0.83%) Selenium
8 12 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.41%) FitNesse
9 7 (0.41%) JMeter
9 7 (0.41%) PowerDesigner
10 6 (0.35%) ER Studio
10 6 (0.35%) JUnit
10 6 (0.35%) LSMW
10 6 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.35%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.30%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.24%) CruiseControl
General
1 477 (28.19%) Finance
2 165 (9.75%) Banking
3 107 (6.32%) Marketing
4 54 (3.19%) Retail
5 41 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.01%) Legal
7 33 (1.95%) Front Office
8 30 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 30 (1.77%) Law
9 28 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.12%) Back Office
10 19 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (1.06%) Retail Banking
12 15 (0.89%) Publishing
13 13 (0.77%) Electronics
14 10 (0.59%) Games
15 9 (0.53%) Advertising
16 8 (0.47%) Billing
16 8 (0.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 864 (51.06%) Analyst
2 407 (24.05%) Data Analyst
3 301 (17.79%) Business Analyst
4 217 (12.83%) Developer
5 69 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
6 65 (3.84%) Architect
7 63 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
8 60 (3.55%) SQL Data Analyst
9 57 (3.37%) SQL Developer
10 56 (3.31%) Consultant
11 55 (3.25%) Data Business Analyst
11 55 (3.25%) Project Manager
12 49 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 47 (2.78%) Data Architect
14 45 (2.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 45 (2.66%) Data Engineer
14 45 (2.66%) Platform Engineer
15 43 (2.54%) Excel Analyst
16 42 (2.48%) Business Data Analyst
17 39 (2.30%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (3.19%) XML
2 38 (2.25%) Web Services
3 35 (2.07%) Kafka
4 29 (1.71%) .NET
5 27 (1.60%) HTML
6 23 (1.36%) REST
7 19 (1.12%) JSON
8 17 (1.00%) AngularJS
9 16 (0.95%) SOAP
10 15 (0.89%) React
11 12 (0.71%) D3.js
12 11 (0.65%) Node.js
12 11 (0.65%) XSD
13 10 (0.59%) HTML5
13 10 (0.59%) JMS
13 10 (0.59%) Middleware
14 9 (0.53%) Matplotlib
14 9 (0.53%) NumPy
14 9 (0.53%) Pandas
15 8 (0.47%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 295 (17.43%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
3 77 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 61 (3.61%) User Experience
5 54 (3.19%) Wiki
6 33 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 33 (1.95%) Data Structures
7 27 (1.60%) Fixed Income
7 27 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (1.54%) Virtual Team
9 25 (1.48%) Algorithms
10 23 (1.36%) Equities
11 22 (1.30%) Mainframe
12 21 (1.24%) Derivative
12 21 (1.24%) NHS
13 20 (1.18%) Data Centre
14 17 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (0.83%) Fintech
16 13 (0.77%) Reference Data
17 12 (0.71%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 141 (8.33%) Windows
2 113 (6.68%) Unix
3 74 (4.37%) Linux
4 11 (0.65%) Windows 10
4 11 (0.65%) Windows 7
5 9 (0.53%) CentOS
6 5 (0.30%) Solaris
6 5 (0.30%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.18%) AIX
7 3 (0.18%) Android
7 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.059%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.059%) SUSE
8 1 (0.059%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (17.79%) ETL
3 300 (17.73%) Business Intelligence
4 287 (16.96%) Analytics
5 277 (16.37%) Data Modelling
6 203 (12.00%) Business Analysis
7 202 (11.94%) Migration
8 197 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 175 (10.34%) Visualisation
10 161 (9.52%) Project Management
11 159 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
12 156 (9.22%) Data Management
13 148 (8.75%) Data Migration
14 140 (8.27%) Scrum
15 113 (6.68%) Validation
16 108 (6.38%) Data Science
17 104 (6.15%) Data Visualisation
18 103 (6.09%) Data Mapping
19 92 (5.44%) Data Cleansing
20 90 (5.32%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 632 (37.35%) SQL
2 234 (13.83%) Python
3 116 (6.86%) Java
4 83 (4.91%) Bash Shell
5 81 (4.79%) PowerShell
5 81 (4.79%) T-SQL
6 76 (4.49%) R
7 67 (3.96%) VBA
8 65 (3.84%) Shell Script
9 56 (3.31%) PL/SQL
10 53 (3.13%) Korn
11 49 (2.90%) JavaScript
12 38 (2.25%) Perl
13 25 (1.48%) C#
13 25 (1.48%) C++
14 24 (1.42%) C
14 24 (1.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 24 (1.42%) Scala
14 24 (1.42%) VB
15 18 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 114 (6.74%) Degree
2 87 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 59 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.30%) ISEB
5 15 (0.89%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.83%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.65%) CISM
7 11 (0.65%) PhD
8 10 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.47%) DBS Check
9 8 (0.47%) MCSE
9 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.47%) PMP
10 7 (0.41%) CISSP
11 6 (0.35%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.30%) Postgraduate
13 4 (0.24%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (11.17%) Data Quality
2 72 (4.26%) QA
3 46 (2.72%) GDPR
4 37 (2.19%) PMO
5 27 (1.60%) SLA
6 12 (0.71%) MiFID
7 9 (0.53%) IFRS
8 6 (0.35%) IFRS 9
8 6 (0.35%) ISO 20022
8 6 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.24%) EMIR
9 4 (0.24%) GxP
9 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.24%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.18%) GCP
10 3 (0.18%) GLP
10 3 (0.18%) GMP
10 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 70 (4.14%) HDFS
2 22 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.77%) Docker
4 5 (0.30%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 4 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.18%) SRDF
6 3 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.059%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.059%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 64 (3.78%) Ansible
2 60 (3.55%) Puppet
3 57 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (2.90%) Hadoop YARN
5 18 (1.06%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.59%) Nagios
7 9 (0.53%) Kibana
8 7 (0.41%) Mesos
9 6 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.35%) Oozie
10 4 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.18%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.12%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.12%) SCCM
12 2 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.12%) Suricata
12 2 (0.12%) Terraform
13 1 (0.059%) Nessus
13 1 (0.059%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 230 (13.59%) Microsoft
2 206 (12.17%) Oracle
3 143 (8.45%) Tableau
4 99 (5.85%) SAP
5 64 (3.78%) Google
6 56 (3.31%) Cloudera
7 33 (1.95%) Informatica
8 32 (1.89%) IBM
8 32 (1.89%) Teradata
9 26 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (1.48%) Alteryx
11 15 (0.89%) Adobe
12 14 (0.83%) Cognos
12 14 (0.83%) Software AG
13 13 (0.77%) Hyperion
13 13 (0.77%) Splunk
13 13 (0.77%) Workday
14 12 (0.71%) HP
15 10 (0.59%) ServiceNow
16 9 (0.53%) Red Hat