Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 August 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 130 138
Rank change year-on-year -27 +8 -29
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1,813 1,917 2,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 2.00% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.34% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,189 1,253 1,397
UK median daily rate £432 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £259 £263 £239
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 58 52
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £19.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.88% +17.60% -26.69%
10th Percentile £11.39 £12.81 £10.64
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.45 £34.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.92 £19.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +31.13% +31.03% -35.56%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,862 81,893 92,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.23% 85.55% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,641 53,667 60,922
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,390 2,076 2,301
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £24.86 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.45% +5.79% +8.60%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.34%

Data Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analysis in the UK

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analysis in the UK

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analysis over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analysis in the UK

Data Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analysis in the UK

Data Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analysis over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Analysis in the UK

Data Analysis
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 17 August 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
England -28 1,632 £446 -0.83% 472
UK excluding London -9 943 £400 - 315
London -34 849 £500 +5.26% 174
South East -15 263 £425 - 84
North of England -13 183 £375 -6.25% 76
Midlands +4 146 £388 +3.33% 51
Scotland -36 134 £400 - 13
North West -16 106 £375 -6.25% 34
West Midlands -12 99 £350 -6.67% 31
East of England -7 98 £425 +17.24% 44
South West -11 95 £400 +5.26% 43
Yorkshire 0 68 £373 -12.35% 31
East Midlands +2 45 £413 +5.10% 20
Northern Ireland +42 20 £432 -6.85% 4
North East -11 9 £300 -29.41% 11
Wales -18 8 £313 -10.71%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 with a requirement for Data Analysis.

1 684 (37.73%) SQL
2 554 (30.56%) Finance
3 468 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 366 (20.19%) Analytical Skills
5 347 (19.14%) Microsoft Excel
6 334 (18.42%) Analytics
7 319 (17.60%) Business Intelligence
8 296 (16.33%) Data Modelling
9 289 (15.94%) Oracle
10 272 (15.00%) ETL
11 257 (14.18%) SQL Server
12 250 (13.79%) Business Analysis
13 249 (13.73%) Data Warehouse
14 247 (13.62%) Microsoft
15 246 (13.57%) Python
16 227 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
17 218 (12.02%) Migration
18 216 (11.91%) Stakeholder Management
19 208 (11.47%) Data Quality
20 196 (10.81%) Visualisation
21 185 (10.20%) Banking
22 184 (10.15%) Project Management
23 177 (9.76%) Big Data
24 164 (9.05%) Data Management
25 160 (8.83%) Data Migration
26 157 (8.66%) Scrum
27 154 (8.49%) Degree
28 145 (8.00%) Windows
29 140 (7.72%) Unix
30 133 (7.34%) Tableau

Data Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 71 (3.92%) SAS
2 65 (3.59%) Confluence
3 59 (3.25%) Apache Spark
4 46 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 26 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (0.83%) Jupyter
7 12 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
8 11 (0.61%) Apache Solr
9 9 (0.50%) CMS
10 8 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.39%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.33%) PowerExchange
13 4 (0.22%) Apache
13 4 (0.22%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.22%) Apache Qpid
13 4 (0.22%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.22%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 347 (19.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
3 95 (5.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 84 (4.63%) MS Visio
5 29 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.61%) SPSS
8 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.17%) InVision
9 3 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.055%) InDesign
10 1 (0.055%) Stata
Business Applications
1 22 (1.21%) Sonata
2 16 (0.88%) SAP CO
2 16 (0.88%) SAP FI
2 16 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
3 13 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.66%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.44%) HFM
7 7 (0.39%) AquaLogic BPM
7 7 (0.39%) Eloqua
8 6 (0.33%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.22%) Infor M3
9 4 (0.22%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.22%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 84 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (2.87%) Amazon S3
3 50 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
5 37 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 29 (1.60%) Google Analytics
7 19 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (1.05%) SaaS
8 17 (0.94%) Office 365
9 13 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (0.72%) G Suite
10 12 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
11 11 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.50%) PaaS
13 7 (0.39%) Trello
14 6 (0.33%) GitHub
15 5 (0.28%) IaaS
16 4 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
16 4 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
16 4 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.49%) SMS
2 12 (0.66%) Internet
2 12 (0.66%) Intranet
3 11 (0.61%) VPN
4 10 (0.55%) DNS
4 10 (0.55%) Skype
5 8 (0.44%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.44%) SSL
5 8 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.33%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.28%) Firewall
8 4 (0.22%) DHCP
8 4 (0.22%) DKIM
8 4 (0.22%) DMARC
8 4 (0.22%) LAN
8 4 (0.22%) Network Security
8 4 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.22%) SMTP
8 4 (0.22%) WAN
9 3 (0.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 249 (13.73%) Data Warehouse
3 177 (9.76%) Big Data
4 120 (6.62%) Hadoop
4 120 (6.62%) Relational Database
5 119 (6.56%) Power BI
6 92 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 82 (4.52%) Apache Hive
8 74 (4.08%) Oracle Database
9 72 (3.97%) Data Mining
10 60 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
11 59 (3.25%) QlikView
12 58 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 49 (2.70%) DB2
13 49 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 44 (2.43%) Impala
15 41 (2.26%) Sqoop
16 39 (2.15%) RDBMS
17 34 (1.88%) MySQL
18 33 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 93 (5.13%) JIRA
2 65 (3.59%) Jenkins
3 28 (1.54%) ERwin
4 21 (1.16%) Git (software)
5 19 (1.05%) Visual Studio
6 17 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (0.88%) Selenium
8 14 (0.77%) Maven
9 12 (0.66%) Toad
10 10 (0.55%) LSMW
10 10 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (0.44%) ER Studio
11 8 (0.44%) FitNesse
11 8 (0.44%) JMeter
11 8 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.39%) Subversion
13 6 (0.33%) FishEye
14 5 (0.28%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.28%) JUnit
14 5 (0.28%) PowerDesigner
General
1 554 (30.56%) Finance
2 185 (10.20%) Banking
3 98 (5.41%) Marketing
4 59 (3.25%) Retail
5 43 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 38 (2.10%) Legal
7 36 (1.99%) Law
8 35 (1.93%) Front Office
9 34 (1.88%) Telecoms
10 28 (1.54%) Manufacturing
11 21 (1.16%) Games
11 21 (1.16%) Publishing
12 18 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (0.99%) Retail Banking
13 14 (0.77%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.72%) Billing
15 11 (0.61%) Back Office
16 10 (0.55%) Private Banking
17 9 (0.50%) Advertising
17 9 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 926 (51.08%) Analyst
2 422 (23.28%) Data Analyst
3 325 (17.93%) Business Analyst
4 251 (13.84%) Developer
5 71 (3.92%) Architect
6 68 (3.75%) SQL Analyst
7 63 (3.47%) Consultant
8 61 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
9 59 (3.25%) Data Business Analyst
10 57 (3.14%) Data Architect
10 57 (3.14%) Project Manager
11 55 (3.03%) SQL Data Analyst
12 49 (2.70%) Data Scientist
13 48 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 46 (2.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 43 (2.37%) Excel Analyst
16 39 (2.15%) Business Data Analyst
17 38 (2.10%) Data Engineer
17 38 (2.10%) Financial Analyst
18 37 (2.04%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (3.70%) XML
2 41 (2.26%) Kafka
3 38 (2.10%) JMS
4 29 (1.60%) .NET
5 28 (1.54%) HTML
6 26 (1.43%) SOAP
6 26 (1.43%) Web Services
7 23 (1.27%) Spring
8 22 (1.21%) AngularJS
9 21 (1.16%) React
10 20 (1.10%) Hibernate
11 19 (1.05%) D3.js
11 19 (1.05%) REST
12 18 (0.99%) J2EE
12 18 (0.99%) JSON
13 17 (0.94%) Matplotlib
13 17 (0.94%) XSD
14 15 (0.83%) Apache Camel
15 14 (0.77%) HTML5
16 12 (0.66%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 366 (20.19%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
3 96 (5.30%) Management Information System
4 76 (4.19%) User Experience
5 50 (2.76%) Computer Science
6 48 (2.65%) Data Structures
7 40 (2.21%) Wiki
8 34 (1.88%) Algorithms
8 34 (1.88%) Reference Data
9 28 (1.54%) Virtual Team
10 26 (1.43%) Fintech
11 25 (1.38%) Mainframe
12 24 (1.32%) Derivative
13 23 (1.27%) Fixed Income
14 22 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (1.10%) Data Centre
15 20 (1.10%) Private Cloud
16 18 (0.99%) Credit Risk
16 18 (0.99%) Market Risk
16 18 (0.99%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 145 (8.00%) Windows
2 140 (7.72%) Unix
3 81 (4.47%) Linux
4 16 (0.88%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.66%) Windows 7
6 11 (0.61%) CentOS
7 6 (0.33%) AIX
7 6 (0.33%) Android
7 6 (0.33%) Solaris
8 5 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.22%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.055%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.055%) SUSE
12 1 (0.055%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.055%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (18.42%) Analytics
3 319 (17.60%) Business Intelligence
4 296 (16.33%) Data Modelling
5 272 (15.00%) ETL
6 250 (13.79%) Business Analysis
7 227 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
8 218 (12.02%) Migration
9 216 (11.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 196 (10.81%) Visualisation
11 184 (10.15%) Project Management
12 164 (9.05%) Data Management
13 160 (8.83%) Data Migration
14 157 (8.66%) Scrum
15 120 (6.62%) Data Visualisation
16 114 (6.29%) Data Science
16 114 (6.29%) SDLC
17 107 (5.90%) Data Cleansing
18 98 (5.41%) Data Analytics
19 94 (5.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 684 (37.73%) SQL
2 246 (13.57%) Python
3 121 (6.67%) Java
4 100 (5.52%) R
5 80 (4.41%) Bash Shell
6 74 (4.08%) PL/SQL
7 69 (3.81%) PowerShell
8 66 (3.64%) T-SQL
9 61 (3.36%) VBA
10 60 (3.31%) JavaScript
11 58 (3.20%) Korn
12 53 (2.92%) Shell Script
13 34 (1.88%) Scala
14 31 (1.71%) Perl
15 30 (1.65%) C#
16 26 (1.43%) C
17 25 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 18 (0.99%) VB
19 17 (0.94%) C++
20 14 (0.77%) Natural
Qualifications
1 154 (8.49%) Degree
2 107 (5.90%) Security Cleared
3 74 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (0.72%) ISEB
7 12 (0.66%) CISM
8 11 (0.61%) Master's Degree
8 11 (0.61%) PMP
9 10 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.50%) PhD
11 8 (0.44%) CISSP
11 8 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.39%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.39%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.33%) IIBA
13 6 (0.33%) MCSE
13 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (11.47%) Data Quality
2 65 (3.59%) QA
3 41 (2.26%) GDPR
4 30 (1.65%) PMO
5 26 (1.43%) SLA
6 14 (0.77%) MiFID
7 10 (0.55%) IFRS
8 7 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.39%) EMIR
8 7 (0.39%) IFRS 9
9 6 (0.33%) GCP
10 5 (0.28%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.22%) GLP
11 4 (0.22%) GMP
11 4 (0.22%) GxP
12 3 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.11%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 57 (3.14%) HDFS
2 36 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.88%) Docker
4 8 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.33%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.17%) SRDF
7 3 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.055%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 58 (3.20%) Ansible
2 49 (2.70%) Puppet
3 45 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (2.21%) Hadoop YARN
5 9 (0.50%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.50%) Nagios
6 8 (0.44%) Mesos
7 6 (0.33%) QRadar
8 5 (0.28%) Kibana
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle Flashback
9 4 (0.22%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.22%) SCCM
9 4 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.17%) CSIRT
10 3 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.17%) Oozie
11 2 (0.11%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.11%) Ambari
11 2 (0.11%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 289 (15.94%) Oracle
2 247 (13.62%) Microsoft
3 133 (7.34%) Tableau
4 93 (5.13%) SAP
5 64 (3.53%) Google
6 56 (3.09%) Cloudera
7 44 (2.43%) Informatica
8 42 (2.32%) Teradata
9 36 (1.99%) IBM
10 30 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (1.27%) Talend
12 22 (1.21%) FNZ
13 20 (1.10%) Cognos
14 15 (0.83%) Hyperion
14 15 (0.83%) ServiceNow
15 14 (0.77%) Alteryx
15 14 (0.77%) Software AG
16 12 (0.66%) Atlassian
16 12 (0.66%) Hortonworks
16 12 (0.66%) HP