Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 126 141
Rank change year-on-year -24 +15 -24
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1,666 1,735 1,859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.76% 1.98% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.33% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,103 1,147 1,272
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £263 £259 £243
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £438 £400
% change year-on-year - +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 58 42
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.82 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.14% +11.66% -19.32%
10th Percentile £13.56 £13.00 £11.03
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.08 £34.74
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £19.82 £16.92
% change year-on-year +26.14% +17.14% -23.09%

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 81,069 74,495 85,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 85.13% 84.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,895 49,069 57,206
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £268
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,236 1,936 2,070
England median hourly rate £22.46 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.16% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.38 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -13.00% +2.04% +13.95%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -29 869 £475 - 166
South East -23 282 £438 -3.05% 74
North of England +1 199 £375 -6.25% 52
Midlands -15 130 £375 - 33
North West -25 118 £375 -6.25% 30
South West +4 94 £400 +6.67% 43
East of England -1 92 £423 +20.83% 45
West Midlands -22 92 £334 -11.07% 24
Yorkshire -2 75 £373 -9.70% 18
East Midlands +12 37 £413 +5.77% 9
North East +1 6 £383 -10.00% 4
Data Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 612 (36.73%) SQL
2 480 (28.81%) Finance
3 391 (23.47%) Agile Software Development
4 341 (20.47%) Analytical Skills
5 329 (19.75%) Analytics
6 325 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
7 293 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
8 292 (17.53%) Data Modelling
9 244 (14.65%) Business Analysis
10 232 (13.93%) SQL Server
11 223 (13.39%) Microsoft
12 222 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 220 (13.21%) ETL
13 220 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
14 215 (12.91%) Oracle
15 206 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
16 192 (11.52%) Python
17 176 (10.56%) Visualisation
18 168 (10.08%) Project Management
18 168 (10.08%) Data Management
19 166 (9.96%) Migration
20 161 (9.66%) Banking
21 155 (9.30%) Data Quality
22 150 (9.00%) Degree
23 149 (8.94%) Big Data
24 125 (7.50%) Windows
25 121 (7.26%) Data Migration
26 119 (7.14%) Scrum
27 117 (7.02%) Security Cleared
27 117 (7.02%) Tableau

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 63 (3.78%) Confluence
2 61 (3.66%) SAS
3 43 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 39 (2.34%) Apache Spark
5 28 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.02%) Jupyter
7 12 (0.72%) Apache Solr
8 8 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.42%) Apache Pig
9 7 (0.42%) CMS
9 7 (0.42%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.30%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.18%) Apache
12 3 (0.18%) Apache Qpid
12 3 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.18%) IIS
13 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 325 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 88 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (4.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 80 (4.80%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.66%) SPSS
7 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.18%) InDesign
7 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.060%) Stata
8 1 (0.060%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 16 (0.96%) SAP CO
1 16 (0.96%) SAP FI
1 16 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
2 14 (0.84%) Sonata
3 12 (0.72%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
6 9 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (0.48%) Eloqua
8 5 (0.30%) HFM
8 5 (0.30%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.24%) Infor M3
9 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.24%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.18%) SAP HCM
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (2.22%) Google Analytics
4 30 (1.80%) Amazon S3
5 20 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (1.20%) SaaS
6 19 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (0.66%) G Suite
9 10 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (0.60%) GitHub
10 9 (0.54%) Office 365
11 8 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (0.48%) Trello
12 7 (0.42%) PaaS
13 6 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
16 3 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.56%) SMS
2 12 (0.72%) DNS
3 10 (0.60%) Skype
4 8 (0.48%) DKIM
4 8 (0.48%) DMARC
4 8 (0.48%) Internet
4 8 (0.48%) Intranet
4 8 (0.48%) Kerberos
4 8 (0.48%) SMTP
5 7 (0.42%) VPN
6 6 (0.36%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.36%) Firewall
6 6 (0.36%) SSL
6 6 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.30%) LAN
8 4 (0.24%) DHCP
8 4 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.18%) ASN.1
9 3 (0.18%) DMZ
9 3 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 220 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
3 149 (8.94%) Big Data
4 109 (6.54%) Power BI
5 101 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 96 (5.76%) Hadoop
7 94 (5.64%) Relational Database
8 69 (4.14%) Data Mining
9 68 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 59 (3.54%) Apache Hive
11 57 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 49 (2.94%) QlikView
13 48 (2.88%) Oracle Database
14 42 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
15 41 (2.46%) NoSQL
16 34 (2.04%) MySQL
17 28 (1.68%) DB2
18 26 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
18 26 (1.56%) Impala
18 26 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 94 (5.64%) JIRA
2 39 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 25 (1.50%) ERwin
4 21 (1.26%) Visual Studio
5 18 (1.08%) Git (software)
6 15 (0.90%) Selenium
7 14 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (0.66%) Maven
9 9 (0.54%) LSMW
10 8 (0.48%) ER Studio
10 8 (0.48%) FitNesse
10 8 (0.48%) JMeter
10 8 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.42%) Toad
12 6 (0.36%) FishEye
13 5 (0.30%) PowerDesigner
14 4 (0.24%) Axure RP
14 4 (0.24%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.24%) Gradle
General
1 480 (28.81%) Finance
2 161 (9.66%) Banking
3 95 (5.70%) Marketing
4 59 (3.54%) Retail
5 36 (2.16%) Legal
6 35 (2.10%) Law
7 34 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 33 (1.98%) Telecoms
9 28 (1.68%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.50%) Front Office
11 23 (1.38%) Games
12 18 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (1.08%) Retail Banking
13 15 (0.90%) Billing
13 15 (0.90%) Publishing
14 14 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.60%) French Language
16 8 (0.48%) Advertising
16 8 (0.48%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 864 (51.86%) Analyst
2 386 (23.17%) Data Analyst
3 311 (18.67%) Business Analyst
4 213 (12.79%) Developer
5 78 (4.68%) SQL Analyst
6 76 (4.56%) Architect
7 68 (4.08%) Consultant
8 66 (3.96%) Senior Analyst
9 61 (3.66%) Data Architect
9 61 (3.66%) SQL Data Analyst
10 55 (3.30%) Data Business Analyst
11 53 (3.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 52 (3.12%) Project Manager
13 49 (2.94%) Data Scientist
13 49 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
14 43 (2.58%) Excel Analyst
15 41 (2.46%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 38 (2.28%) Business Data Analyst
16 38 (2.28%) Financial Analyst
17 36 (2.16%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (3.90%) XML
2 36 (2.16%) .NET
3 34 (2.04%) Kafka
4 27 (1.62%) Web Services
5 24 (1.44%) JSON
5 24 (1.44%) Node.js
6 23 (1.38%) HTML
6 23 (1.38%) React
7 22 (1.32%) AngularJS
8 19 (1.14%) Matplotlib
9 17 (1.02%) XSD
10 16 (0.96%) D3.js
10 16 (0.96%) REST
10 16 (0.96%) RESTful
11 15 (0.90%) SOAP
12 13 (0.78%) JMS
12 13 (0.78%) NumPy
12 13 (0.78%) Pandas
13 12 (0.72%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 12 (0.72%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 341 (20.47%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (6.24%) Management Information System
3 93 (5.58%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (4.20%) User Experience
5 53 (3.18%) Computer Science
6 47 (2.82%) Data Structures
7 29 (1.74%) Reference Data
7 29 (1.74%) Virtual Team
8 25 (1.50%) Algorithms
9 24 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (1.32%) Mainframe
11 21 (1.26%) Credit Risk
11 21 (1.26%) NHS
12 19 (1.14%) Data Centre
12 19 (1.14%) Fintech
12 19 (1.14%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.02%) Fixed Income
13 17 (1.02%) Market Risk
13 17 (1.02%) Wiki
14 16 (0.96%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 125 (7.50%) Windows
2 116 (6.96%) Unix
3 80 (4.80%) Linux
4 19 (1.14%) Windows 10
5 9 (0.54%) CentOS
5 9 (0.54%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.48%) Android
7 7 (0.42%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.36%) AIX
8 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.24%) Solaris
11 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.060%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.060%) SUSE
12 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.060%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.060%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (23.47%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (19.75%) Analytics
3 293 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
4 292 (17.53%) Data Modelling
5 244 (14.65%) Business Analysis
6 222 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 220 (13.21%) ETL
8 206 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
9 176 (10.56%) Visualisation
10 168 (10.08%) Data Management
10 168 (10.08%) Project Management
11 166 (9.96%) Migration
12 121 (7.26%) Data Migration
13 119 (7.14%) Scrum
14 117 (7.02%) Data Science
15 105 (6.30%) SDLC
16 98 (5.88%) Data Analytics
17 97 (5.82%) Data Visualisation
18 96 (5.76%) Data Cleansing
19 93 (5.58%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 612 (36.73%) SQL
2 192 (11.52%) Python
3 107 (6.42%) R
4 94 (5.64%) Java
5 68 (4.08%) T-SQL
6 67 (4.02%) JavaScript
7 56 (3.36%) VBA
8 49 (2.94%) PL/SQL
9 47 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 41 (2.46%) C#
11 40 (2.40%) Bash Shell
12 34 (2.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 31 (1.86%) Perl
13 31 (1.86%) Shell Script
14 30 (1.80%) Scala
15 23 (1.38%) C
16 21 (1.26%) Korn
17 16 (0.96%) VB
18 14 (0.84%) Natural
19 12 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 150 (9.00%) Degree
2 117 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 77 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.78%) ISEB
6 12 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.60%) MCSE
7 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.48%) CISM
9 8 (0.48%) PMP
10 7 (0.42%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.42%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.42%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.42%) PhD
11 5 (0.30%) IIBA
11 5 (0.30%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.24%) CISSP
12 4 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (9.30%) Data Quality
2 53 (3.18%) QA
3 47 (2.82%) GDPR
4 33 (1.98%) PMO
5 22 (1.32%) SLA
6 11 (0.66%) MiFID
7 8 (0.48%) IFRS
8 7 (0.42%) IFRS 9
9 6 (0.36%) GCP
9 6 (0.36%) GxP
10 5 (0.30%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.24%) EMIR
11 4 (0.24%) GLP
11 4 (0.24%) GMP
12 3 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 43 (2.58%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.98%) HDFS
3 16 (0.96%) Docker
4 6 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.30%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.30%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 4 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.060%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (2.16%) Ansible
2 35 (2.10%) Puppet
3 29 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.38%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (0.66%) Nagios
6 8 (0.48%) QRadar
7 7 (0.42%) Kibana
7 7 (0.42%) Mesos
7 7 (0.42%) SCCM
8 4 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.18%) Ambari
9 3 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.18%) CFEngine
9 3 (0.18%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.18%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.12%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.060%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 223 (13.39%) Microsoft
2 215 (12.91%) Oracle
3 117 (7.02%) Tableau
4 99 (5.94%) SAP
5 67 (4.02%) Google
6 37 (2.22%) Cloudera
6 37 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
7 34 (2.04%) Informatica
8 33 (1.98%) IBM
9 29 (1.74%) Teradata
10 23 (1.38%) Cognos
11 16 (0.96%) Citrix
12 15 (0.90%) ServiceNow
13 14 (0.84%) Adobe
13 14 (0.84%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.84%) FNZ
13 14 (0.84%) Software AG
13 14 (0.84%) Splunk
14 13 (0.78%) Hortonworks
14 13 (0.78%) MicroStrategy