Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 579 599
Rank change year-on-year +14 +20 -93
Contract jobs requiring a Data Consultant 300 301 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.33% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 218 139
England median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £388 £313 £325
90th Percentile £688 £750 £590
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £450
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
England median hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £46.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Data Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Data Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Consultant in England

Data Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Consultant in England

Data Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Consultant in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Consultant in England

Data Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Consultant in England

Data Consultant
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 Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +10 183 £500 -9.09% 14
South East -14 44 £463 +2.78% 2
North of England +33 24 £426 -19.34% 5
Midlands +24 20 £481 -10.47%
North West +20 19 £463 -12.74% 2
South West +1 16 £475 +5.56% 1
West Midlands +20 10 £500 -16.67%
East Midlands +6 10 £475 +11.76%
East of England -8 9 £525 +66.67% 6
Yorkshire +8 4 £426 -18.95% 3
North East +64 1 £175 -58.82%
Data Consultant
UK

Data Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Data Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Data Consultant in the job title.

1 63 (21.00%) Migration
2 60 (20.00%) Big Data
3 56 (18.67%) Data Migration
3 56 (18.67%) SQL
4 53 (17.67%) Finance
5 47 (15.67%) SAP
6 40 (13.33%) Hadoop
7 39 (13.00%) Data Protection
8 38 (12.67%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (12.33%) Analytics
9 37 (12.33%) GDPR
10 36 (12.00%) ETL
11 33 (11.00%) Data Warehouse
12 29 (9.67%) Data Management
13 27 (9.00%) Banking
14 26 (8.67%) Microsoft
15 24 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (8.00%) Data Quality
15 24 (8.00%) Apache Spark
16 23 (7.67%) Security Cleared
17 22 (7.33%) Data Governance
17 22 (7.33%) Data Analytics
17 22 (7.33%) Java
18 21 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
19 20 (6.67%) SQL Server
19 20 (6.67%) ERP
19 20 (6.67%) Data Modelling
19 20 (6.67%) Data Strategy
20 19 (6.33%) Linux
20 19 (6.33%) Python

Data Consultant Skill Set
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 24 (8.00%) Apache Spark
2 13 (4.33%) SAS
3 6 (2.00%) Confluence
4 5 (1.67%) Apache
5 4 (1.33%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.67%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.33%) JBoss
8 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.33%) nginx
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.67%) SAP Retail
3 7 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (2.33%) SAP ERP
3 7 (2.33%) SAP MDG
4 5 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.67%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (1.33%) SAP MDM
6 3 (1.00%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.67%) Maximo
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.67%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.67%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.67%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.67%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.33%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (1.33%) Office 365
4 4 (1.33%) SaaS
5 3 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.00%) IaaS
5 3 (1.00%) PaaS
6 2 (0.67%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.33%) BlueKai
7 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.33%) Network Security
2 10 (3.33%) Firewall
3 7 (2.33%) Kerberos
4 6 (2.00%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (2.00%) VLAN
5 2 (0.67%) Internet
5 2 (0.67%) SMS
5 2 (0.67%) SSL
6 1 (0.33%) DHCP
6 1 (0.33%) DNS
6 1 (0.33%) HTTP
6 1 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.33%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.33%) Skype
6 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (20.00%) Big Data
2 40 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 33 (11.00%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 19 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (4.67%) Data Lake
7 13 (4.33%) Apache Hive
8 9 (3.00%) SAP Data Services
9 8 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.33%) Power BI
11 6 (2.00%) QlikView
11 6 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.67%) HBase
12 5 (1.67%) Pentaho
12 5 (1.67%) Star Schema
13 4 (1.33%) BigQuery
13 4 (1.33%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (2.67%) JIRA
2 4 (1.33%) LSMW
2 4 (1.33%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.33%) ERwin
4 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.33%) Maven
4 1 (0.33%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.33%) Selenium
4 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (17.67%) Finance
2 27 (9.00%) Banking
3 18 (6.00%) Retail
4 12 (4.00%) Legal
5 8 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.33%) Marketing
7 6 (2.00%) Law
8 3 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.00%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.67%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.67%) Kafka
2 11 (3.67%) XML
3 6 (2.00%) SOAP
4 5 (1.67%) Web Services
5 4 (1.33%) BAPI
5 4 (1.33%) JSON
5 4 (1.33%) Spring
6 3 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.67%) Middleware
7 2 (0.67%) RESTful
7 2 (0.67%) SAML
8 1 (0.33%) .NET
8 1 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.33%) D3.js
8 1 (0.33%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.33%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.33%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.33%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.67%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (2.00%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.67%) FMCG
5 5 (1.67%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.33%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.33%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.00%) Fintech
7 3 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.00%) NHS
8 2 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.67%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (0.67%) IVR
9 1 (0.33%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.33%) Linux
2 9 (3.00%) Unix
3 7 (2.33%) Windows
4 1 (0.33%) CentOS
4 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.00%) Migration
2 56 (18.67%) Data Migration
3 39 (13.00%) Data Protection
4 38 (12.67%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (12.33%) Analytics
6 36 (12.00%) ETL
7 29 (9.67%) Data Management
8 24 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (7.33%) Data Analytics
9 22 (7.33%) Data Governance
10 20 (6.67%) Data Modelling
10 20 (6.67%) Data Strategy
10 20 (6.67%) ERP
11 19 (6.33%) Data Cleansing
12 17 (5.67%) CRM
12 17 (5.67%) Data Analysis
13 16 (5.33%) Information Security
14 15 (5.00%) Risk Management
15 14 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (4.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.67%) SQL
2 22 (7.33%) Java
3 19 (6.33%) Python
4 14 (4.67%) Scala
5 8 (2.67%) PL/SQL
5 8 (2.67%) R
6 4 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.00%) Apex Code
7 3 (1.00%) C
7 3 (1.00%) C#
7 3 (1.00%) VBA
8 2 (0.67%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.67%) U-SQL
9 1 (0.33%) ABAP
9 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.33%) Groovy
9 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (7.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.33%) Degree
4 11 (3.67%) CISSP
5 10 (3.33%) CISM
6 6 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (2.00%) Security+ Certification
7 5 (1.67%) ISEB
8 4 (1.33%) PhD
9 3 (1.00%) CCIE
9 3 (1.00%) CCIE Data Center
9 3 (1.00%) CISA
9 3 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.33%) CRISC
11 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (12.33%) GDPR
2 24 (8.00%) Data Quality
3 11 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.00%) BS7799
4 3 (1.00%) MiFID
4 3 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.00%) QA
5 1 (0.33%) EMIR
5 1 (0.33%) GCP
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (3.00%) Docker
2 6 (2.00%) HDFS
3 3 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.00%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.33%) Ansible
2 6 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.00%) Terraform
3 5 (1.67%) Control-M
3 5 (1.67%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (1.33%) Ambari
5 2 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.67%) Kibana
6 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.33%) Oozie
6 1 (0.33%) Packer
6 1 (0.33%) Rsyslog
6 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (15.67%) SAP
2 26 (8.67%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.67%) Oracle
4 11 (3.67%) Tableau
5 10 (3.33%) Informatica
6 9 (3.00%) Hortonworks
7 8 (2.67%) Cisco
7 8 (2.67%) Cloudera
8 7 (2.33%) Google
9 6 (2.00%) Bloomberg
9 6 (2.00%) IBM
9 6 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.67%) BMC
10 5 (1.67%) Splunk
11 4 (1.33%) Cognos
11 4 (1.33%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.33%) Talend
12 3 (1.00%) JD Edwards
12 3 (1.00%) Symantec
12 3 (1.00%) Yardi