Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 156 137
Rank change year-on-year +10 -19 -9
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1,344 1,751 1,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.83% 1.82% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.08% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 1,139 1,303
England median daily rate £463 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -2.60% +9.09%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £275
90th Percentile £650 £613 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 51
England median hourly rate £21.31 £18.66 £19.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -3.29% -3.53%
10th Percentile £9.56 £14.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.10 £42.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £19.77 £18.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.92% -1.79% -5.00%

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 62,975 84,020 82,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.96% 87.13% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,626 56,328 55,264
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,981 2,105 1,911
England median hourly rate £23.63 £22.00 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.39% -10.15% +7.23%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.28 £50.25 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% -8.33% +6.67%

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +19 701 £500 +5.26% 137
South East +47 255 £446 +5.00% 88
North of England -19 130 £400 +6.67% 48
Midlands +23 92 £400 - 45
South West -9 82 £400 - 28
East of England +21 80 £355 -21.11% 43
North West +6 78 £400 +14.29% 27
West Midlands +24 71 £375 -1.64% 28
Yorkshire -21 36 £425 +4.94% 13
East Midlands +14 18 £500 +19.40% 16
North East +20 17 £400 +18.52% 8
Data Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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.

1 489 (36.38%) SQL
2 391 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
3 355 (26.41%) Finance
4 307 (22.84%) Analytics
5 285 (21.21%) Data Modelling
5 285 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
6 257 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
7 252 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
8 204 (15.18%) Microsoft
9 195 (14.51%) Visualisation
10 194 (14.43%) Python
11 184 (13.69%) ETL
12 178 (13.24%) SQL Server
13 176 (13.10%) Power BI
13 176 (13.10%) Power Platform
14 159 (11.83%) Migration
15 150 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
16 140 (10.42%) Data Quality
17 138 (10.27%) Data Warehouse
18 137 (10.19%) Oracle
18 137 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
19 134 (9.97%) Business Analysis
20 130 (9.67%) Scrum
20 130 (9.67%) Data Visualisation
21 126 (9.38%) Tableau
22 115 (8.56%) AWS
23 114 (8.48%) Data Management
24 112 (8.33%) Data Migration
25 111 (8.26%) Microsoft Office
26 109 (8.11%) Degree

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 68 (5.06%) Apache Spark
2 48 (3.57%) Confluence
3 38 (2.83%) SharePoint
4 30 (2.23%) SAS
5 16 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (1.12%) Jupyter
7 7 (0.52%) Apache
7 7 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
8 6 (0.45%) IIS
9 4 (0.30%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.22%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.15%) CMS
11 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 252 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (8.26%) Microsoft Office
3 74 (5.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 30 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.74%) Sketch
8 7 (0.52%) InVision
9 6 (0.45%) SPSS
10 4 (0.30%) Stata
11 3 (0.22%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.074%) Figma
12 1 (0.074%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.074%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.074%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.074%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 16 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
3 13 (0.97%) SAP HR
4 12 (0.89%) Oracle TCA
5 10 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.74%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.60%) Sonata
8 6 (0.45%) Temenos T24
9 5 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
9 5 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.30%) Teamcenter
11 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.22%) Magento
11 3 (0.22%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
12 2 (0.15%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 176 (13.10%) Power Platform
2 115 (8.56%) AWS
3 104 (7.74%) Azure
4 37 (2.75%) Office 365
5 36 (2.68%) GCP
6 30 (2.23%) Google Analytics
7 25 (1.86%) Amazon S3
8 23 (1.71%) GitHub
8 23 (1.71%) SaaS
9 22 (1.64%) Amazon EMR
9 22 (1.64%) Serverless
10 21 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (1.49%) Amazon Kinesis
12 17 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
13 16 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
14 15 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (1.12%) PaaS
15 12 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
16 11 (0.82%) Google Sheets
16 11 (0.82%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.89%) VPN
2 11 (0.82%) Internet
3 9 (0.67%) FTP
4 8 (0.60%) Firewall
5 7 (0.52%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (0.52%) Skype
6 5 (0.37%) HTTP
7 4 (0.30%) 3G
7 4 (0.30%) SSH
8 3 (0.22%) 4G
8 3 (0.22%) 5G
8 3 (0.22%) Broadband
8 3 (0.22%) SSL
9 2 (0.15%) 2G
9 2 (0.15%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.15%) DNS
9 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.15%) MQTT
10 1 (0.074%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 176 (13.10%) Power BI
3 138 (10.27%) Data Warehouse
4 105 (7.81%) Big Data
5 77 (5.73%) Hadoop
6 64 (4.76%) Relational Database
7 60 (4.46%) QlikView
8 54 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 53 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 48 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 37 (2.75%) OLAP
12 36 (2.68%) Amazon Redshift
12 36 (2.68%) NoSQL
13 35 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
14 33 (2.46%) Apache Hive
15 30 (2.23%) Oracle Database
16 29 (2.16%) Data Lake
17 28 (2.08%) MySQL
18 26 (1.93%) Data Mining
19 22 (1.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 96 (7.14%) JIRA
2 69 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 32 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 32 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
4 30 (2.23%) TeamCity
5 20 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 11 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (0.67%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.60%) ERwin
11 7 (0.52%) Axure RP
11 7 (0.52%) PowerDesigner
11 7 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.45%) LSMW
13 5 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.30%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.30%) Postman
15 3 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
15 3 (0.22%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 355 (26.41%) Finance
2 88 (6.55%) Banking
3 71 (5.28%) Public Sector
4 70 (5.21%) Marketing
5 51 (3.79%) Retail
6 43 (3.20%) Telecoms
7 28 (2.08%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 23 (1.71%) Front Office
10 21 (1.56%) Law
11 20 (1.49%) Manufacturing
12 18 (1.34%) Publishing
13 14 (1.04%) Legal
14 12 (0.89%) Advertising
15 11 (0.82%) Back Office
16 9 (0.67%) Automotive
16 9 (0.67%) Billing
17 8 (0.60%) Local Government
18 7 (0.52%) Electronics
18 7 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 656 (48.81%) Analyst
2 304 (22.62%) Data Analyst
3 212 (15.77%) Business Analyst
4 176 (13.10%) Developer
5 73 (5.43%) Data Engineer
6 70 (5.21%) Consultant
7 69 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 64 (4.76%) Architect
9 58 (4.32%) Data Scientist
10 52 (3.87%) SQL Analyst
11 44 (3.27%) SQL Data Analyst
12 43 (3.20%) Data Business Analyst
13 40 (2.98%) SQL Developer
14 35 (2.60%) Data Architect
15 29 (2.16%) Agile Business Analyst
15 29 (2.16%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 29 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
16 28 (2.08%) Business Data Analyst
16 28 (2.08%) Digital Analyst
17 25 (1.86%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.69%) .NET
2 40 (2.98%) XML
3 39 (2.90%) Kafka
4 35 (2.60%) HTML
5 32 (2.38%) AngularJS
5 32 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 32 (2.38%) CSS
6 29 (2.16%) React
7 19 (1.41%) Pandas
8 17 (1.26%) Web Services
9 14 (1.04%) JSON
10 13 (0.97%) WPF
11 11 (0.82%) Natural Language Processing
11 11 (0.82%) NumPy
12 9 (0.67%) MDX
13 8 (0.60%) JDBC
13 8 (0.60%) WinForms
14 7 (0.52%) SciPy
15 6 (0.45%) jQuery
15 6 (0.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 257 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
3 57 (4.24%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.94%) Data Structures
5 49 (3.65%) User Experience
6 37 (2.75%) Algorithms
7 35 (2.60%) Hedge funds
8 28 (2.08%) Virtual Team
9 21 (1.56%) Reference Data
10 17 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.26%) NHS
11 16 (1.19%) Fixed Income
11 16 (1.19%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 13 (0.97%) Taxonomies
14 12 (0.89%) Derivative
15 11 (0.82%) Equities
16 10 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
16 10 (0.74%) Mainframe
16 10 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 89 (6.62%) Windows
2 44 (3.27%) Linux
3 23 (1.71%) Windows 10
4 21 (1.56%) Unix
5 8 (0.60%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.15%) Android
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.15%) VME
7 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (22.84%) Analytics
3 285 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
3 285 (21.21%) Data Modelling
4 195 (14.51%) Visualisation
5 184 (13.69%) ETL
6 159 (11.83%) Migration
7 150 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
8 137 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 134 (9.97%) Business Analysis
10 130 (9.67%) Data Visualisation
10 130 (9.67%) Scrum
11 114 (8.48%) Data Management
12 112 (8.33%) Data Migration
13 107 (7.96%) Data Science
14 96 (7.14%) SDLC
15 86 (6.40%) Project Management
16 83 (6.18%) Decision-Making
17 81 (6.03%) Data Architecture
18 80 (5.95%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 489 (36.38%) SQL
2 194 (14.43%) Python
3 81 (6.03%) R
4 59 (4.39%) C#
5 50 (3.72%) PowerShell
6 46 (3.42%) VBA
7 42 (3.13%) Java
7 42 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 31 (2.31%) PL/SQL
9 29 (2.16%) JavaScript
10 23 (1.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 23 (1.71%) MATLAB
11 18 (1.34%) C
12 17 (1.26%) Scala
13 16 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.04%) PHP
15 13 (0.97%) Perl
16 12 (0.89%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.74%) VB
18 9 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 109 (8.11%) Degree
2 90 (6.70%) Security Cleared
3 66 (4.91%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.01%) PhD
5 10 (0.74%) DBS Check
6 9 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.67%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.60%) AWS Certification
7 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.52%) PMP
9 6 (0.45%) HND
9 6 (0.45%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.30%) CIPD
11 4 (0.30%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.30%) ISEB
12 3 (0.22%) ACCA
12 3 (0.22%) CISSP
12 3 (0.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (10.42%) Data Quality
2 75 (5.58%) QA
3 27 (2.01%) GDPR
4 17 (1.26%) SLA
5 16 (1.19%) PMO
6 11 (0.82%) IFRS
7 10 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.74%) Solvency II
8 9 (0.67%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.60%) NIST
10 6 (0.45%) MiFID
11 3 (0.22%) COREP
11 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.15%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.15%) COBIT
12 2 (0.15%) EMIR
12 2 (0.15%) FINREP
12 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.15%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 25 (1.86%) Docker
2 18 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.12%) Apache Flume
4 13 (0.97%) HDFS
5 3 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.074%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (1.64%) Kubernetes
2 10 (0.74%) SCCM
2 10 (0.74%) Terraform
3 8 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
3 8 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.60%) Puppet
4 5 (0.37%) Control-M
5 4 (0.30%) Ansible
5 4 (0.30%) Kibana
5 4 (0.30%) logstash
6 3 (0.22%) Matomo
6 3 (0.22%) Suricata
7 2 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.15%) Oozie
7 2 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.15%) WMI
8 1 (0.074%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.074%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 204 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 137 (10.19%) Oracle
3 126 (9.38%) Tableau
4 103 (7.66%) SAP
5 68 (5.06%) Google
6 51 (3.79%) MicroStrategy
7 36 (2.68%) Cognos
8 28 (2.08%) Informatica
9 17 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.26%) ServiceNow
10 16 (1.19%) Cloudera
11 15 (1.12%) Talend
12 13 (0.97%) Hortonworks
13 12 (0.89%) Adobe
13 12 (0.89%) IBM
14 10 (0.74%) Atlassian
15 9 (0.67%) Alteryx
16 8 (0.60%) Siebel
17 7 (0.52%) Citrix
17 7 (0.52%) Temenos