Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 149 136
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 0
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1,581 1,711 1,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.89% 1.84% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.13% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,067 1,171 1,084
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £263 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 46 45
England median hourly rate £18.66 £24.96 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.23% +25.45% +23.65%
10th Percentile £10.04 £13.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £37.70 £47.50 £43.43
UK median hourly rate £18.77 £24.96 £19.82
% change year-on-year -24.81% +25.92% +23.88%

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 73,131 80,373 71,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.26% 86.62% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,685 53,374 47,094
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,893 2,129 1,892
England median hourly rate £24.58 £22.00 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.70% -12.21% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.60
90th Percentile £52.28 £50.00 £51.48
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.36% -12.00% -

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +6 872 £475 - 68
South East -9 246 £425 -5.56% 22
North of England +9 190 £400 +6.67% 26
Midlands +9 118 £425 +9.68% 23
East of England +6 94 £448 +27.86% 24
Yorkshire +20 89 £413 +20.09% 11
West Midlands +1 84 £450 +28.57% 17
North West -18 82 £425 +3.66% 13
South West -57 55 £425 +3.03% 20
East Midlands +23 34 £375 -13.04% 6
North East +15 19 £338 -28.95% 2
Data Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 580 (36.69%) SQL
2 423 (26.76%) Finance
3 385 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
4 351 (22.20%) Microsoft Excel
5 348 (22.01%) Analytical Skills
6 305 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
7 295 (18.66%) Analytics
8 258 (16.32%) Data Modelling
9 255 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 249 (15.75%) Microsoft
11 231 (14.61%) Python
12 222 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
13 220 (13.92%) Migration
14 209 (13.22%) Power BI
14 209 (13.22%) Power Platform
15 200 (12.65%) ETL
16 199 (12.59%) Big Data
17 186 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
18 182 (11.51%) Amazon AWS
19 181 (11.45%) Degree
20 175 (11.07%) Data Science
21 170 (10.75%) Visualisation
22 160 (10.12%) Data Migration
23 157 (9.93%) Data Quality
24 153 (9.68%) Oracle
25 150 (9.49%) Tableau
26 149 (9.42%) Business Analysis
27 146 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
28 144 (9.11%) Data Management
29 132 (8.35%) Banking

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 87 (5.50%) Apache Spark
2 59 (3.73%) SAS
3 45 (2.85%) SharePoint
4 43 (2.72%) Confluence
5 24 (1.52%) IIS
6 22 (1.39%) NServiceBus
7 17 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (0.89%) Apache
9 13 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
10 12 (0.76%) Luigi
11 7 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.38%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.32%) CMS
13 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.25%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.25%) Drupal
15 3 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.19%) Jupyter
15 3 (0.19%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 351 (22.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (6.51%) Microsoft Office
3 73 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 33 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (1.14%) SPSS
7 12 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.63%) Stata
9 5 (0.32%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.19%) Maya
11 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.063%) InVision
12 1 (0.063%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.063%) Sketch
12 1 (0.063%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 16 (1.01%) Workday HCM
2 13 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.44%) Actimize
4 6 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.25%) CiviCRM
6 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.25%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.19%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 209 (13.22%) Power Platform
2 182 (11.51%) Amazon AWS
3 113 (7.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 58 (3.67%) Amazon EMR
5 38 (2.40%) PaaS
6 35 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 32 (2.02%) Amazon S3
7 32 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (1.83%) SaaS
9 27 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
9 27 (1.71%) Office 365
10 24 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (1.52%) Google Analytics
11 21 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
12 15 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.89%) GitHub
14 13 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
14 13 (0.82%) Amazon SageMaker
15 12 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
16 11 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.76%) Internet
1 12 (0.76%) MQTT
2 9 (0.57%) FTP
3 7 (0.44%) VPN
4 6 (0.38%) DKIM
4 6 (0.38%) DMARC
4 6 (0.38%) Skype
5 4 (0.25%) Firewall
5 4 (0.25%) Intranet
5 4 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.13%) DAB
6 2 (0.13%) HTTP
6 2 (0.13%) WebEx
6 2 (0.13%) Wireless
7 1 (0.063%) 2G
7 1 (0.063%) 5G
7 1 (0.063%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.063%) SAN
7 1 (0.063%) SSH
7 1 (0.063%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 222 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
3 209 (13.22%) Power BI
4 199 (12.59%) Big Data
5 122 (7.72%) Hadoop
6 111 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 107 (6.77%) Apache Hive
8 79 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 73 (4.62%) Relational Database
10 50 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 47 (2.97%) Data Mining
12 45 (2.85%) MySQL
12 45 (2.85%) QlikView
13 42 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
14 40 (2.53%) NoSQL
15 39 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
16 37 (2.34%) MS Access
17 36 (2.28%) Amazon Redshift
17 36 (2.28%) Oracle Database
18 34 (2.15%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 90 (5.69%) Git (software)
2 84 (5.31%) Jenkins
3 80 (5.06%) JIRA
4 36 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
5 32 (2.02%) Visual Studio
6 30 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
8 19 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (0.95%) Selenium
10 13 (0.82%) ERwin
11 11 (0.70%) Toad
12 10 (0.63%) ER Studio
12 10 (0.63%) HP UFT
13 9 (0.57%) SoapUI
13 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.38%) Subversion
14 6 (0.38%) WebDriver
15 5 (0.32%) Artifactory
15 5 (0.32%) Bitbucket
15 5 (0.32%) LSMW
General
1 423 (26.76%) Finance
2 132 (8.35%) Banking
3 72 (4.55%) Marketing
4 62 (3.92%) Retail
5 49 (3.10%) Legal
6 33 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.96%) Publishing
8 30 (1.90%) Front Office
9 21 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (0.95%) Law
12 14 (0.89%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.76%) Electronics
14 11 (0.70%) Billing
15 9 (0.57%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.51%) Back Office
17 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.44%) Local Government
18 6 (0.38%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 740 (46.81%) Analyst
2 332 (21.00%) Data Analyst
3 273 (17.27%) Business Analyst
4 271 (17.14%) Developer
5 87 (5.50%) Data Engineer
6 84 (5.31%) Data Scientist
7 74 (4.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 71 (4.49%) Architect
9 62 (3.92%) Data Business Analyst
10 61 (3.86%) SQL Analyst
11 57 (3.61%) Big Data Engineer
12 56 (3.54%) Consultant
13 53 (3.35%) SQL Developer
14 50 (3.16%) .NET Developer
15 45 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 44 (2.78%) Data Architect
17 42 (2.66%) SQL Data Analyst
18 40 (2.53%) C# Developer
19 37 (2.34%) C# .NET Developer
20 34 (2.15%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (5.57%) .NET
2 47 (2.97%) Web Services
3 41 (2.59%) JSON
4 37 (2.34%) REST
5 33 (2.09%) Kafka
5 33 (2.09%) PySpark
5 33 (2.09%) XML
6 31 (1.96%) SOAP
7 26 (1.64%) WPF
8 22 (1.39%) WinForms
9 21 (1.33%) .NET Framework
10 19 (1.20%) HTML
11 17 (1.08%) MDX
12 14 (0.89%) NumPy
13 13 (0.82%) RESTful
13 13 (0.82%) Spring
14 12 (0.76%) Spark Streaming
14 12 (0.76%) XML Schema
15 11 (0.70%) Natural Language Processing
16 10 (0.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 348 (22.01%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
3 77 (4.87%) Algorithms
4 72 (4.55%) Data Structures
5 52 (3.29%) User Experience
6 50 (3.16%) Management Information System
7 37 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
8 33 (2.09%) NHS
9 24 (1.52%) Equities
10 23 (1.45%) Reference Data
11 22 (1.39%) Fixed Income
12 17 (1.08%) Fintech
13 16 (1.01%) Derivative
13 16 (1.01%) Life Science
14 14 (0.89%) Taxonomies
14 14 (0.89%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.76%) Linked Data
16 11 (0.70%) Tandem
17 10 (0.63%) CMDB
18 8 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 83 (5.25%) Linux
2 74 (4.68%) Windows
3 44 (2.78%) Unix
4 33 (2.09%) Windows 10
5 31 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.38%) Android
6 6 (0.38%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.38%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.063%) pSOS
9 1 (0.063%) VMS
9 1 (0.063%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
3 295 (18.66%) Analytics
4 258 (16.32%) Data Modelling
5 220 (13.92%) Migration
6 200 (12.65%) ETL
7 186 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
8 175 (11.07%) Data Science
9 170 (10.75%) Visualisation
10 160 (10.12%) Data Migration
11 149 (9.42%) Business Analysis
12 146 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 144 (9.11%) Data Management
14 122 (7.72%) Machine Learning
15 116 (7.34%) SDLC
16 112 (7.08%) Scrum
17 101 (6.39%) DevOps
18 85 (5.38%) Project Management
19 82 (5.19%) Validation
20 79 (5.00%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 580 (36.69%) SQL
2 231 (14.61%) Python
3 119 (7.53%) Java
4 104 (6.58%) T-SQL
4 104 (6.58%) VBA
5 87 (5.50%) R
6 85 (5.38%) C#
7 45 (2.85%) PL/SQL
8 43 (2.72%) VB
9 41 (2.59%) JavaScript
10 34 (2.15%) Scala
11 33 (2.09%) VB.NET
12 23 (1.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 20 (1.27%) MATLAB
14 19 (1.20%) Bash Shell
14 19 (1.20%) Shell Script
15 15 (0.95%) PowerShell
16 13 (0.82%) C
16 13 (0.82%) PHP
17 10 (0.63%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 181 (11.45%) Degree
2 115 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 76 (4.81%) SC Cleared
4 50 (3.16%) Master's Degree
5 47 (2.97%) PhD
6 30 (1.90%) AWS Certification
7 29 (1.83%) RHCE
8 19 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 19 (1.20%) PMP
9 11 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.63%) CISSP
11 9 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.51%) BC Cleared
12 8 (0.51%) CISA
12 8 (0.51%) CISM
12 8 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (0.44%) ISEB
14 6 (0.38%) CISMP
14 6 (0.38%) ISSMP
14 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (9.93%) Data Quality
2 90 (5.69%) QA
3 44 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (1.90%) PCI DSS
5 29 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 22 (1.39%) PMO
7 18 (1.14%) GDPR
8 14 (0.89%) SLA
9 9 (0.57%) MiFID
10 6 (0.38%) Dublin Core
10 6 (0.38%) IFRS
10 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.25%) EMIR
12 4 (0.25%) UCITS
13 3 (0.19%) AIFMD
14 2 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
14 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.063%) COBIT
System Software
1 28 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.01%) Apache Flume
2 16 (1.01%) Docker
3 9 (0.57%) HDFS
4 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.063%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.063%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.063%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.063%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (2.47%) Ansible
2 31 (1.96%) Puppet
3 30 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.83%) SELinux
5 21 (1.33%) Kubernetes
6 14 (0.89%) SCCM
7 9 (0.57%) Control-M
8 7 (0.44%) Terraform
9 6 (0.38%) WMI
10 5 (0.32%) Kibana
11 4 (0.25%) logstash
12 3 (0.19%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.063%) Grafana
13 1 (0.063%) Graylog
13 1 (0.063%) Oozie
13 1 (0.063%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.063%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.063%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 1 (0.063%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 249 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 153 (9.68%) Oracle
3 150 (9.49%) Tableau
4 90 (5.69%) SAP
5 70 (4.43%) Google
6 50 (3.16%) Cloudera
7 49 (3.10%) Informatica
8 38 (2.40%) MicroStrategy
9 35 (2.21%) Hortonworks
10 34 (2.15%) Splunk
11 30 (1.90%) Red Hat
12 29 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
12 29 (1.83%) Workday
13 28 (1.77%) Qualys
14 24 (1.52%) Citrix
15 19 (1.20%) Teradata
16 18 (1.14%) Adobe
17 17 (1.08%) IBM
18 16 (1.01%) MuleSoft
18 16 (1.01%) Talend