Period
to 16 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Data Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Management over the 6 months to 16 June 2021 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 Management
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 160 218
Rank change year-on-year +2 +58 -26
Contract jobs citing Data Management 823 653 1,090
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.67% 1.68% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.95% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 436 653
10th Percentile £350 £326 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +8.11%
75th Percentile £625 £608 £600
90th Percentile £738 £750 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 23 35
10th Percentile £8.75 £17.83 £15.04
25th Percentile £12.88 £23.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate £26.25 £41.50 £24.43
Median % change year-on-year -36.75% +69.87% -18.57%
75th Percentile £54.45 £44.38 £38.75
90th Percentile £59.40 £51.40 £48.25
UK median hourly rate £26.73 £41.50 £23.89
% change year-on-year -35.59% +73.75% -11.78%

Data Management 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 43,410 33,444 72,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.14% 86.26% 87.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,835 22,682 49,037
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
25th Percentile £403 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,296 903 1,819
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.50 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.89 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.08 £22.50 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +7.02% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £46.50 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.52 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.00% +0.10% +12.50%

Data Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Data Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Management in England

Data Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Management in England.

Daily rate trend for Data Management in England

Data Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Management in England over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Management in England

Data Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Management in England.

Hourly rate trend for Data Management in England

Data Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Management in England over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Management in England

Data Management
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 Management within the England region over the 6 months to 16 June 2021. 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 -8 442 £525 -4.55% 117
South East -43 111 £493 -1.50% 49
North of England +22 81 £473 +2.16% 38
Midlands +18 71 £475 +20.63% 21
West Midlands +24 50 £475 -2.56% 14
Yorkshire +21 44 £428 +27.61% 19
North West +4 35 £498 -2.93% 14
South West +26 31 £625 +28.21% 18
East of England +6 29 £518 +8.95% 16
East Midlands +1 20 £417 +11.81% 7
North East -1 2 £381 -30.64% 5
Data Management
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Data Management 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 Management.

1 297 (36.09%) SQL
2 262 (31.83%) Data Modelling
3 224 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
4 218 (26.49%) Analytics
5 209 (25.39%) Azure
6 197 (23.94%) Social Skills
7 193 (23.45%) Data Quality
8 192 (23.33%) Finance
9 166 (20.17%) Business Intelligence
10 163 (19.81%) Data Governance
11 149 (18.10%) Data Warehouse
12 147 (17.86%) Data Architecture
13 129 (15.67%) Master Data Management
14 124 (15.07%) Data Analysis
15 118 (14.34%) Big Data
16 114 (13.85%) Data Integration
17 111 (13.49%) Python
18 109 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
19 108 (13.12%) Migration
20 104 (12.64%) Microsoft
21 100 (12.15%) AWS
22 96 (11.66%) SQL Server
23 95 (11.54%) ETL
24 89 (10.81%) Oracle
25 88 (10.69%) DevOps
26 86 (10.45%) Data Engineering
27 82 (9.96%) Security Cleared
28 80 (9.72%) Visualisation
29 77 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
30 76 (9.23%) Data Lake

Data Management
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 55 (6.68%) Apache Spark
2 35 (4.25%) SAS
3 22 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 17 (2.07%) Apache
5 12 (1.46%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (0.73%) CMS
6 6 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.61%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.61%) IIS
8 4 (0.49%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.36%) JBoss
9 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.24%) Appian
10 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.24%) Confluence
10 2 (0.24%) Drupal
10 2 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (6.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.36%) Stata
6 2 (0.24%) Solid Edge
6 2 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.49%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.36%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.36%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.36%) Workfront
5 2 (0.24%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.24%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.24%) LongView
5 2 (0.24%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (0.24%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.24%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) Primavera
6 1 (0.12%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 209 (25.39%) Azure
2 100 (12.15%) AWS
3 75 (9.11%) Power Platform
4 39 (4.74%) GCP
5 38 (4.62%) PaaS
5 38 (4.62%) Serverless
6 34 (4.13%) SaaS
7 29 (3.52%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 28 (3.40%) IaaS
9 25 (3.04%) Azure Data Factory
10 22 (2.67%) Microsoft 365
11 17 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (1.70%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 14 (1.70%) Boomi
13 12 (1.46%) Azure Storage
14 11 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (1.34%) iPaaS
15 10 (1.22%) Azure Functions
15 10 (1.22%) Snowflake
16 9 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.09%) SAN
2 8 (0.97%) Firewall
3 7 (0.85%) DNS
3 7 (0.85%) Network Security
4 4 (0.49%) FTP
4 4 (0.49%) HTTP
5 3 (0.36%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (0.36%) Internet
5 3 (0.36%) WAN
6 2 (0.24%) DKIM
6 2 (0.24%) DMARC
6 2 (0.24%) Skype
6 2 (0.24%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.12%) Broadband
7 1 (0.12%) DHCP
7 1 (0.12%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.12%) LAN
7 1 (0.12%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.12%) SNMP
7 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (18.10%) Data Warehouse
2 118 (14.34%) Big Data
3 96 (11.66%) SQL Server
4 76 (9.23%) Data Lake
5 74 (8.99%) Power BI
6 62 (7.53%) Tableau
7 53 (6.44%) NoSQL
8 49 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
9 48 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 45 (5.47%) Hadoop
11 31 (3.77%) Data Mining
12 20 (2.43%) Apache Hive
12 20 (2.43%) Azure SQL Database
13 18 (2.19%) Relational Database
14 17 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (1.94%) MongoDB
16 15 (1.82%) BigQuery
16 15 (1.82%) DB2
16 15 (1.82%) Qlik Sense
16 15 (1.82%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 37 (4.50%) PowerDesigner
2 27 (3.28%) ERwin
3 23 (2.79%) Git (software)
4 21 (2.55%) kappa
5 17 (2.07%) Jenkins
6 15 (1.82%) Selenium
7 14 (1.70%) JIRA
8 12 (1.46%) Cucumber
8 12 (1.46%) Protractor
8 12 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (1.09%) ER Studio
10 6 (0.73%) IntelliJ
10 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.61%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.49%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.36%) JUnit
13 3 (0.36%) Maven
13 3 (0.36%) MSTest
13 3 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (0.36%) Toad
General
1 197 (23.94%) Social Skills
2 192 (23.33%) Finance
3 109 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (6.93%) Banking
5 53 (6.44%) Marketing
6 50 (6.08%) Public Sector
7 38 (4.62%) Presentation Skills
8 28 (3.40%) Telecoms
9 23 (2.79%) Manufacturing
10 22 (2.67%) Electronics
11 21 (2.55%) Influencing Skills
12 20 (2.43%) Retail
13 19 (2.31%) Legal
13 19 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (1.82%) Games
15 14 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
16 12 (1.46%) Front Office
16 12 (1.46%) Investment Banking
16 12 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
17 7 (0.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 193 (23.45%) Architect
2 146 (17.74%) Analyst
3 129 (15.67%) Data Architect
4 97 (11.79%) Data Analyst
5 60 (7.29%) Solutions Architect
6 57 (6.93%) Data Engineer
7 56 (6.80%) Consultant
8 49 (5.95%) Developer
9 38 (4.62%) Data Manager
10 32 (3.89%) Business Analyst
11 31 (3.77%) Project Manager
12 29 (3.52%) Data Modeller
13 24 (2.92%) Data Consultant
14 19 (2.31%) Data Scientist
14 19 (2.31%) Senior Architect
15 17 (2.07%) Azure Architect
15 17 (2.07%) Designer
16 15 (1.82%) SAS Consultant
17 13 (1.58%) Data Business Analyst
17 13 (1.58%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.59%) .NET
2 45 (5.47%) JSON
3 35 (4.25%) XML
4 29 (3.52%) Web Services
5 24 (2.92%) HTML
6 22 (2.67%) Kafka
7 19 (2.31%) REST
7 19 (2.31%) SOAP
8 18 (2.19%) RESTful
9 15 (1.82%) Middleware
10 14 (1.70%) HTML5
11 13 (1.58%) .NET Core
11 13 (1.58%) AngularJS
11 13 (1.58%) Node.js
11 13 (1.58%) Velocity
12 12 (1.46%) ADO
12 12 (1.46%) Gherkin
12 12 (1.46%) React
13 11 (1.34%) .NET Framework
13 11 (1.34%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.99%) Management Information System
2 55 (6.68%) Reference Data
3 47 (5.71%) Data Structures
4 40 (4.86%) Virtual Team
5 24 (2.92%) NHS
6 20 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (2.19%) Taxonomies
8 16 (1.94%) Algorithms
8 16 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.94%) User Experience
9 15 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.46%) Cloud Native
11 11 (1.34%) Derivative
12 10 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (1.09%) CMDB
13 9 (1.09%) Mobile Games
14 8 (0.97%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.97%) Learning Management System
14 8 (0.97%) Life Science
15 6 (0.73%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 30 (3.65%) Unix
2 21 (2.55%) Linux
3 19 (2.31%) Windows
4 7 (0.85%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.36%) Android
5 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.36%) VMS
6 1 (0.12%) HPUX
6 1 (0.12%) Solaris
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (31.83%) Data Modelling
2 224 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (26.49%) Analytics
4 166 (20.17%) Business Intelligence
5 163 (19.81%) Data Governance
6 147 (17.86%) Data Architecture
7 129 (15.67%) Master Data Management
8 124 (15.07%) Data Analysis
9 114 (13.85%) Data Integration
10 108 (13.12%) Migration
11 95 (11.54%) ETL
12 88 (10.69%) DevOps
13 86 (10.45%) Data Engineering
14 80 (9.72%) Visualisation
15 77 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
16 75 (9.11%) Requirements Gathering
17 74 (8.99%) Project Management
18 71 (8.63%) Data Science
18 71 (8.63%) TOGAF
19 63 (7.65%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 297 (36.09%) SQL
2 111 (13.49%) Python
3 49 (5.95%) R
4 41 (4.98%) Java
5 35 (4.25%) C#
6 25 (3.04%) T-SQL
7 21 (2.55%) Scala
8 18 (2.19%) PL/SQL
9 17 (2.07%) JavaScript
10 13 (1.58%) TypeScript
11 10 (1.22%) MATLAB
12 9 (1.09%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.09%) VBA
13 7 (0.85%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.73%) Ada
15 5 (0.61%) C
15 5 (0.61%) Perl
16 3 (0.36%) COBOL
16 3 (0.36%) VB
16 3 (0.36%) X++
Qualifications
1 82 (9.96%) Security Cleared
2 71 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 48 (5.83%) Degree
4 17 (2.07%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.22%) SAS Certification
7 9 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.97%) PMP
8 8 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (0.73%) VCP6
10 4 (0.49%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.49%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.49%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.49%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.24%) HND
12 2 (0.24%) ISEB
12 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.24%) PhD
13 1 (0.12%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (23.45%) Data Quality
2 57 (6.93%) GDPR
3 45 (5.47%) QA
4 17 (2.07%) PMO
5 7 (0.85%) Accessibility
6 6 (0.73%) CDISC
6 6 (0.73%) SLA
7 4 (0.49%) HL7
7 4 (0.49%) MiFID
8 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.24%) Good Clinical Practice
10 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 15 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.46%) HDFS
3 10 (1.22%) Docker
4 5 (0.61%) vSphere
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.24%) Firmware
7 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (1.58%) Terraform
2 11 (1.34%) Ansible
3 8 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (0.61%) Control-M
4 5 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.49%) SCCM
6 3 (0.36%) Oozie
6 3 (0.36%) Puppet
7 2 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.24%) SCOM
7 2 (0.24%) WSUS
8 1 (0.12%) DatAdvantage
8 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 104 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 89 (10.81%) Oracle
3 52 (6.32%) Databricks
4 49 (5.95%) SAP
5 48 (5.83%) Google
6 37 (4.50%) BiZZdesign
7 31 (3.77%) Informatica
8 28 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
9 22 (2.67%) MuleSoft
10 21 (2.55%) Teradata
11 17 (2.07%) IBM
12 16 (1.94%) Dell
13 13 (1.58%) HP
14 12 (1.46%) Alteryx
15 9 (1.09%) 3PAR
16 8 (0.97%) VMware
17 7 (0.85%) Citrix
17 7 (0.85%) Trillium
17 7 (0.85%) Workday
18 6 (0.73%) StreamSets