Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 133 129
Rank change year-on-year -22 -4 +11
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1,750 1,878 1,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.82% 1.97% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.29% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,137 1,306 1,354
England median daily rate £438 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £240
90th Percentile £613 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £428 £450 £406
% change year-on-year -5.00% +10.97% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 63
England median hourly rate £18.66 £19.30 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.29% -3.53% -3.03%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.25 £11.66
90th Percentile £42.00 £43.00 £40.70
UK median hourly rate £18.66 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.79% -5.00% -3.03%

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 83,576 81,845 82,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.76% 86.07% 85.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,042 55,106 54,600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,093 1,894 2,276
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +9.48% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.75 £47.81
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -16 920 £475 - 186
South East -33 287 £425 -1.16% 65
North of England -6 211 £375 -11.76% 63
Midlands +3 127 £400 +3.23% 44
South West -34 106 £400 -5.33% 33
North West -26 98 £350 -12.50% 38
East of England -1 96 £438 +9.38% 46
Yorkshire +11 95 £403 -5.29% 15
West Midlands -3 90 £388 +3.33% 28
East Midlands +13 36 £419 +4.69% 16
North East -17 18 £338 -20.59% 10
Data Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 700 (40.00%) SQL
2 485 (27.71%) Finance
3 442 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
4 376 (21.49%) Microsoft Excel
5 344 (19.66%) Analytical Skills
6 324 (18.51%) ETL
7 315 (18.00%) Analytics
8 314 (17.94%) Business Intelligence
9 309 (17.66%) Data Modelling
10 283 (16.17%) SQL Server
11 280 (16.00%) Microsoft
12 253 (14.46%) Python
13 233 (13.31%) Data Warehouse
14 230 (13.14%) Migration
15 200 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
16 191 (10.91%) Oracle
17 187 (10.69%) Data Quality
18 180 (10.29%) Degree
19 174 (9.94%) Big Data
20 172 (9.83%) Business Analysis
21 170 (9.71%) Visualisation
22 167 (9.54%) Data Management
23 166 (9.49%) Data Migration
24 164 (9.37%) Problem-Solving
25 160 (9.14%) Tableau
26 158 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
27 153 (8.74%) Banking
28 146 (8.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 145 (8.29%) Data Science
30 142 (8.11%) 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 68 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 65 (3.71%) Apache Spark
3 57 (3.26%) SAS
4 51 (2.91%) Confluence
5 15 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (0.74%) Apache
7 9 (0.51%) Jupyter
8 8 (0.46%) CMS
8 8 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (0.40%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.40%) NServiceBus
10 6 (0.34%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.29%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.29%) IIS
12 4 (0.23%) Apache Qpid
12 4 (0.23%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.17%) Drupal
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.11%) Skype for Business
15 1 (0.057%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 376 (21.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
3 82 (4.69%) MS Visio
4 80 (4.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.57%) SPSS
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.17%) InVision
8 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.11%) Stata
10 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 8 (0.46%) FastStats
5 5 (0.29%) HFM
5 5 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.29%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.29%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.23%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 158 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (3.09%) Amazon S3
4 50 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 38 (2.17%) Google Analytics
7 31 (1.77%) Office 365
8 24 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
9 23 (1.31%) PaaS
10 22 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
11 21 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
12 18 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.91%) SaaS
14 12 (0.69%) IaaS
15 8 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
16 7 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (0.40%) GitHub
16 7 (0.40%) Serverless
16 7 (0.40%) Trello
17 6 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.26%) Internet
2 21 (1.20%) VPN
3 13 (0.74%) DNS
4 11 (0.63%) Network Security
5 7 (0.40%) FTP
5 7 (0.40%) LAN
5 7 (0.40%) SMS
5 7 (0.40%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.34%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.29%) HTTP
7 5 (0.29%) Intranet
7 5 (0.29%) SSL
8 4 (0.23%) Firewall
9 3 (0.17%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.17%) MQTT
9 3 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.11%) ASN.1
10 2 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.11%) Skype
10 2 (0.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 233 (13.31%) Data Warehouse
3 174 (9.94%) Big Data
4 146 (8.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 142 (8.11%) Power BI
6 132 (7.54%) Hadoop
7 112 (6.40%) Relational Database
8 111 (6.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 107 (6.11%) Apache Hive
10 65 (3.71%) QlikView
11 58 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 57 (3.26%) Data Mining
13 53 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
14 48 (2.74%) Sqoop
15 42 (2.40%) Impala
16 39 (2.23%) Oracle Database
17 35 (2.00%) Data Lake
17 35 (2.00%) MS Access
18 34 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
19 33 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 89 (5.09%) JIRA
2 73 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 36 (2.06%) Git (software)
4 26 (1.49%) Toad
5 25 (1.43%) ERwin
6 24 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 18 (1.03%) Visual Studio
9 16 (0.91%) Selenium
10 12 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (0.57%) SoapUI
12 9 (0.51%) HP UFT
12 9 (0.51%) IDA Disassembler
12 9 (0.51%) OllyDbg
13 8 (0.46%) LoadRunner
13 8 (0.46%) Maven
14 6 (0.34%) JUnit
15 5 (0.29%) PowerDesigner
16 4 (0.23%) CruiseControl
16 4 (0.23%) LSMW
General
1 485 (27.71%) Finance
2 153 (8.74%) Banking
3 104 (5.94%) Marketing
4 64 (3.66%) Retail
5 53 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 38 (2.17%) Front Office
7 34 (1.94%) Legal
8 32 (1.83%) Law
9 30 (1.71%) Investment Banking
10 28 (1.60%) Back Office
11 27 (1.54%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.43%) Publishing
13 23 (1.31%) Manufacturing
14 18 (1.03%) Electronics
14 18 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 18 (1.03%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.69%) Private Banking
16 10 (0.57%) Advertising
17 9 (0.51%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 890 (50.86%) Analyst
2 396 (22.63%) Data Analyst
3 297 (16.97%) Business Analyst
4 239 (13.66%) Developer
5 103 (5.89%) SQL Analyst
6 82 (4.69%) Architect
7 75 (4.29%) SQL Developer
8 73 (4.17%) SQL Data Analyst
9 59 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
10 58 (3.31%) Data Business Analyst
11 57 (3.26%) Data Engineer
12 55 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 52 (2.97%) Consultant
14 51 (2.91%) Data Scientist
15 48 (2.74%) Data Architect
16 47 (2.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 41 (2.34%) Excel Analyst
18 40 (2.29%) Technical Analyst
19 37 (2.11%) Project Manager
20 36 (2.06%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (3.26%) XML
2 50 (2.86%) Web Services
3 40 (2.29%) .NET
4 39 (2.23%) JSON
5 36 (2.06%) REST
6 29 (1.66%) Kafka
7 21 (1.20%) HTML
8 17 (0.97%) AngularJS
8 17 (0.97%) PySpark
8 17 (0.97%) SOAP
9 15 (0.86%) TensorFlow
10 14 (0.80%) NumPy
11 13 (0.74%) D3.js
11 13 (0.74%) React
11 13 (0.74%) XML Schema
12 12 (0.69%) Natural Language Processing
12 12 (0.69%) Pandas
12 12 (0.69%) scikit-learn
13 10 (0.57%) Node.js
14 9 (0.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 344 (19.66%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
3 78 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 54 (3.09%) Data Structures
5 53 (3.03%) User Experience
6 48 (2.74%) Algorithms
6 48 (2.74%) Wiki
7 45 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
8 37 (2.11%) Equities
9 29 (1.66%) Fixed Income
10 23 (1.31%) Derivative
11 21 (1.20%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.14%) Data Centre
13 19 (1.09%) NHS
14 16 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (0.86%) Fintech
16 13 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
17 12 (0.69%) Social Media
18 11 (0.63%) FMCG
18 11 (0.63%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 134 (7.66%) Windows
2 96 (5.49%) Unix
3 54 (3.09%) Linux
4 27 (1.54%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.69%) Android
5 12 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.34%) CentOS
7 5 (0.29%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.057%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.057%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.057%) Solaris
9 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (18.51%) ETL
3 315 (18.00%) Analytics
4 314 (17.94%) Business Intelligence
5 309 (17.66%) Data Modelling
6 230 (13.14%) Migration
7 200 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 172 (9.83%) Business Analysis
9 170 (9.71%) Visualisation
10 167 (9.54%) Data Management
11 166 (9.49%) Data Migration
12 164 (9.37%) Problem-Solving
13 145 (8.29%) Data Science
14 140 (8.00%) Scrum
15 136 (7.77%) Project Management
16 123 (7.03%) Validation
17 99 (5.66%) Data Visualisation
18 95 (5.43%) SDLC
19 94 (5.37%) Data Mapping
20 91 (5.20%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 700 (40.00%) SQL
2 253 (14.46%) Python
3 123 (7.03%) Java
4 112 (6.40%) T-SQL
5 88 (5.03%) R
6 73 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 73 (4.17%) VBA
7 62 (3.54%) PowerShell
8 57 (3.26%) Shell Script
9 56 (3.20%) PL/SQL
10 51 (2.91%) JavaScript
11 42 (2.40%) C#
11 42 (2.40%) Korn
12 37 (2.11%) Perl
13 29 (1.66%) VB
14 28 (1.60%) C++
15 25 (1.43%) Scala
16 21 (1.20%) C
17 19 (1.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 19 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 180 (10.29%) Degree
2 99 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 67 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.06%) Master's Degree
5 23 (1.31%) PhD
6 20 (1.14%) ISEB
6 20 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
7 15 (0.86%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (0.63%) CISSP
10 10 (0.57%) CISM
10 10 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (0.46%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.46%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.46%) PMP
12 8 (0.46%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 6 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (10.69%) Data Quality
2 91 (5.20%) QA
3 59 (3.37%) GDPR
4 43 (2.46%) PMO
5 34 (1.94%) SLA
6 16 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.46%) MiFID
10 6 (0.34%) ISO 20022
11 4 (0.23%) EMIR
11 4 (0.23%) IFRS
11 4 (0.23%) ISO 15022
11 4 (0.23%) ISO 8583
11 4 (0.23%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.17%) WCAG
13 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 60 (3.43%) HDFS
2 21 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.51%) Docker
4 5 (0.29%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 3 (0.17%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.17%) SRDF
6 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.11%) vSphere
7 1 (0.057%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 50 (2.86%) Ansible
2 47 (2.69%) Puppet
3 46 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (2.23%) Hadoop YARN
5 24 (1.37%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.57%) Kibana
7 8 (0.46%) SCCM
7 8 (0.46%) Suricata
8 7 (0.40%) Oozie
9 6 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.34%) Terraform
10 5 (0.29%) Control-M
11 4 (0.23%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.23%) Nagios
12 3 (0.17%) logstash
12 3 (0.17%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 1 (0.057%) Grafana
14 1 (0.057%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 1 (0.057%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 280 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 191 (10.91%) Oracle
3 160 (9.14%) Tableau
4 91 (5.20%) SAP
5 73 (4.17%) Google
6 57 (3.26%) Cloudera
7 37 (2.11%) Informatica
8 31 (1.77%) Teradata
9 29 (1.66%) IBM
10 25 (1.43%) Alteryx
10 25 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
11 24 (1.37%) Hortonworks
12 21 (1.20%) Workday
13 18 (1.03%) Reuters
14 17 (0.97%) Adobe
15 16 (0.91%) Splunk
16 13 (0.74%) Cognos
16 13 (0.74%) ServiceNow
17 12 (0.69%) Hyperion
18 11 (0.63%) HP