Period
to 23 September 2017

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 23 September 2017 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
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 134 116
Rank change year-on-year +8 -18 +7
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1945 2052 2217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 1.91% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.28% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1309 1436 1495
UK median daily rate £448 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% - -1.05%
10th Percentile £275 £236 £225
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 63 58
UK median hourly rate £19.56 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.19% -11.11% -1.42%
10th Percentile £12.51 £10.52 £10.43
90th Percentile £39.66 £34.48 £58.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -28.89% -2.81%

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 82647 89976 92938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.41% 83.73% 81.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 54590 59582 60114
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2001 2279 2628
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +7.01% +12.14%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.08 £47.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year - +9.51% +8.71%

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 23 September 2017.

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 23 September 2017.

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 23 September 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
England -6 1752 £450 +10.97% 159
London -3 983 £475 +5.56% 74
UK excluding London +9 936 £400 +5.26% 95
South East +14 302 £450 +12.50% 19
Scotland +83 155 £400 +6.67% 9
North of England +11 153 £420 +5.00% 36
Midlands -6 123 £375 -0.79% 12
South West +12 101 £388 +2.31% 7
North West +3 91 £395 -1.25% 21
East of England -50 84 £388 +29.17% 11
West Midlands -4 83 £375 -3.23% 9
Yorkshire -3 57 £425 +6.25% 14
East Midlands -2 38 £400 +14.29% 3
Wales -2 15 £350 +7.69% 1
North East +78 10 £425 +6.25% 1
Northern Ireland -46 6 £463 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Data Analysis.

1 826 (42.47%) SQL
2 653 (33.57%) Finance
3 438 (22.52%) Data Modelling
4 420 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
5 400 (20.57%) Analytical Skills
6 366 (18.82%) Microsoft Excel
7 323 (16.61%) Analytics
8 315 (16.20%) Banking
9 306 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
10 293 (15.06%) Data Warehouse
11 286 (14.70%) Microsoft
12 260 (13.37%) SQL Server
13 258 (13.26%) Oracle
13 258 (13.26%) Business Analysis
14 249 (12.80%) ETL
15 235 (12.08%) Migration
15 235 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
16 222 (11.41%) Data Quality
17 200 (10.28%) Project Management
18 172 (8.84%) Data Migration
19 168 (8.64%) Degree
20 164 (8.43%) Data Management
21 162 (8.33%) Python
22 145 (7.46%) Visualisation
23 142 (7.30%) Big Data
24 134 (6.89%) Management Information System
25 128 (6.58%) Relational Database
26 127 (6.53%) Linux
27 126 (6.48%) XML
28 122 (6.27%) Microsoft Office

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 89 (4.58%) SAS
2 57 (2.93%) Apache Spark
3 48 (2.47%) Confluence
4 43 (2.21%) SharePoint
5 22 (1.13%) Apache Pig
6 12 (0.62%) Apache
7 11 (0.57%) CMS
7 11 (0.57%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.51%) Apache Solr
8 10 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.31%) IIS
9 6 (0.31%) MQSeries
9 6 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.26%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.26%) Luigi
10 5 (0.26%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 366 (18.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 122 (6.27%) Microsoft Office
3 93 (4.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 58 (2.98%) MS Visio
5 49 (2.52%) Microsoft Project
6 38 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (1.13%) SPSS
8 8 (0.41%) Stata
9 5 (0.26%) Pipeline Pilot
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.15%) InVision
10 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.15%) Simulink
11 2 (0.10%) Mingle
11 2 (0.10%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 34 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.23%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 11 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (0.46%) Oracle TCA
5 8 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
5 8 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 8 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
5 8 (0.41%) thinkFolio
6 7 (0.36%) iTrent
6 7 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.36%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.31%) Primavera
7 6 (0.31%) SAP GRC
7 6 (0.31%) Sonata
8 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 70 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
1 70 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (1.49%) Google Analytics
3 21 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (0.72%) SaaS
5 13 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.67%) Office 365
6 12 (0.62%) GitHub
7 11 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.46%) AdWords
9 7 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.21%) Amazon Glacier
11 4 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.72%) Internet
2 11 (0.57%) Network Security
3 10 (0.51%) Firewall
3 10 (0.51%) HTTP
4 9 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (0.41%) DNS
5 8 (0.41%) SMS
6 6 (0.31%) Intranet
6 6 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.26%) DHCP
7 5 (0.26%) MQTT
8 4 (0.21%) MPLS
8 4 (0.21%) NAS
9 3 (0.15%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.15%) LAN
9 3 (0.15%) VPLS
9 3 (0.15%) VPN
9 3 (0.15%) WAN
9 3 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (15.06%) Data Warehouse
2 260 (13.37%) SQL Server
3 142 (7.30%) Big Data
4 128 (6.58%) Relational Database
5 115 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 112 (5.76%) Hadoop
7 84 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 73 (3.75%) NoSQL
9 69 (3.55%) Data Mining
10 68 (3.50%) QlikView
11 45 (2.31%) MongoDB
11 45 (2.31%) Power BI
12 42 (2.16%) Apache Hive
13 41 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
14 40 (2.06%) MS Access
15 38 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
15 38 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 35 (1.80%) DB2
17 34 (1.75%) Oracle Database
18 33 (1.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 90 (4.63%) JIRA
2 53 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 33 (1.70%) Talend Open Studio
4 22 (1.13%) ERwin
5 21 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (0.93%) TeamCity
7 15 (0.77%) Subversion
8 12 (0.62%) PowerDesigner
8 12 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.46%) Vagrant
10 7 (0.36%) Axure RP
10 7 (0.36%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 5 (0.26%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.26%) Gradle
11 5 (0.26%) Mercurial
11 5 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.21%) gulp
12 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 653 (33.57%) Finance
2 315 (16.20%) Banking
3 122 (6.27%) Investment Banking
4 114 (5.86%) Retail
5 100 (5.14%) Marketing
6 74 (3.80%) Front Office
7 59 (3.03%) Legal
8 56 (2.88%) Telecoms
9 36 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
10 31 (1.59%) Manufacturing
11 30 (1.54%) Back Office
12 25 (1.29%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.29%) Publishing
13 19 (0.98%) Advertising
13 19 (0.98%) Electronics
14 13 (0.67%) French Language
15 12 (0.62%) Law
15 12 (0.62%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.51%) Games
16 10 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 999 (51.36%) Analyst
2 414 (21.29%) Data Analyst
3 324 (16.66%) Business Analyst
4 293 (15.06%) Developer
5 108 (5.55%) Architect
6 87 (4.47%) Consultant
7 85 (4.37%) Data Business Analyst
8 80 (4.11%) SQL Analyst
9 79 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
10 77 (3.96%) Systems Analyst
11 72 (3.70%) Data Architect
12 69 (3.55%) SQL Developer
13 60 (3.08%) SQL Data Analyst
14 56 (2.88%) Business Data Analyst
15 54 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 52 (2.67%) Data Engineer
16 52 (2.67%) Technical Analyst
17 51 (2.62%) Project Manager
18 50 (2.57%) Banking Analyst
19 37 (1.90%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (6.48%) XML
2 57 (2.93%) Web Services
3 55 (2.83%) .NET
4 41 (2.11%) HTML
5 39 (2.01%) JSON
6 38 (1.95%) REST
7 33 (1.70%) CSS
8 31 (1.59%) AngularJS
9 29 (1.49%) ASP.NET
9 29 (1.49%) Kafka
10 26 (1.34%) SOAP
11 23 (1.18%) Node.js
11 23 (1.18%) XML Schema
11 23 (1.18%) XSD
12 21 (1.08%) RESTful
13 19 (0.98%) FpML
13 19 (0.98%) JMS
14 18 (0.93%) Spring
15 15 (0.77%) Natural Language Processing
15 15 (0.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 400 (20.57%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (6.89%) Management Information System
3 92 (4.73%) Data Structures
4 73 (3.75%) Computer Science
5 43 (2.21%) User Experience
6 40 (2.06%) Fixed Income
7 35 (1.80%) Equities
8 32 (1.65%) Reference Data
9 31 (1.59%) NHS
10 29 (1.49%) Algorithms
11 28 (1.44%) Private Cloud
12 26 (1.34%) Market Risk
13 24 (1.23%) Fintech
14 23 (1.18%) Derivative
14 23 (1.18%) Virtual Team
15 20 (1.03%) Credit Risk
15 20 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 18 (0.93%) Taxonomies
17 17 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
18 16 (0.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 127 (6.53%) Linux
2 107 (5.50%) Unix
3 77 (3.96%) Windows
4 11 (0.57%) Windows 10
5 10 (0.51%) CentOS
6 9 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.21%) Android
7 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.15%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.10%) Solaris
10 1 (0.051%) AIX
10 1 (0.051%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.051%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.051%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.051%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (22.52%) Data Modelling
2 420 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
3 323 (16.61%) Analytics
4 306 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
5 258 (13.26%) Business Analysis
6 249 (12.80%) ETL
7 235 (12.08%) Migration
7 235 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 200 (10.28%) Project Management
9 172 (8.84%) Data Migration
10 164 (8.43%) Data Management
11 145 (7.46%) Visualisation
12 118 (6.07%) Data Analytics
13 114 (5.86%) Scrum
14 101 (5.19%) Data Mapping
15 99 (5.09%) Data Integration
16 95 (4.88%) SDLC
17 94 (4.83%) Data Architecture
18 90 (4.63%) Mathematics
18 90 (4.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 826 (42.47%) SQL
2 162 (8.33%) Python
3 115 (5.91%) Java
4 97 (4.99%) VBA
5 80 (4.11%) R
6 73 (3.75%) C#
7 72 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 59 (3.03%) PL/SQL
9 58 (2.98%) JavaScript
10 35 (1.80%) Scala
11 31 (1.59%) C
12 24 (1.23%) PowerShell
12 24 (1.23%) Shell Script
13 22 (1.13%) Perl
14 21 (1.08%) Bash Shell
15 19 (0.98%) C++
15 19 (0.98%) VB
16 18 (0.93%) MATLAB
17 17 (0.87%) PHP
18 16 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 168 (8.64%) Degree
2 106 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 70 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.08%) PhD
5 18 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (0.82%) ISEB
7 15 (0.77%) PMI Certification
8 14 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
8 14 (0.72%) PMP
9 10 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
10 9 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.41%) CISSP
11 8 (0.41%) HND
11 8 (0.41%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.36%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.31%) ACCA
13 6 (0.31%) CIMA
13 6 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (11.41%) Data Quality
2 80 (4.11%) QA
3 54 (2.78%) GDPR
4 46 (2.37%) MiFID
5 39 (2.01%) PMO
6 32 (1.65%) SLA
7 31 (1.59%) EMIR
8 22 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 18 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
11 11 (0.57%) FINREP
11 11 (0.57%) ISO 20022
12 9 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
12 9 (0.46%) Solvency II
13 8 (0.41%) WCAG
14 5 (0.26%) COREP
14 5 (0.26%) IFRS
15 4 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.21%) IFRS 9
15 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (0.98%) Docker
2 11 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.57%) Apache Flume
3 10 (0.51%) HDFS
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.10%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.051%) Firmware
7 1 (0.051%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.051%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (0.72%) Hadoop YARN
2 9 (0.46%) Oracle EDQ
3 8 (0.41%) SCCM
4 7 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.36%) Puppet
5 5 (0.26%) CFEngine
5 5 (0.26%) Control-M
5 5 (0.26%) EnCase
6 4 (0.21%) Ansible
6 4 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (0.21%) Nagios
7 3 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (0.15%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.10%) Ambari
8 2 (0.10%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.10%) Thomson Reuters DACS
9 1 (0.051%) Kibana
Vendors
1 286 (14.70%) Microsoft
2 258 (13.26%) Oracle
3 102 (5.24%) SAP
4 91 (4.68%) Tableau
5 79 (4.06%) IBM
6 56 (2.88%) Informatica
7 40 (2.06%) Cognos
8 37 (1.90%) Google
8 37 (1.90%) Splunk
9 34 (1.75%) Teradata
10 33 (1.70%) Talend
11 32 (1.65%) Greenplum
12 26 (1.34%) Cloudera
13 23 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
14 21 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
15 17 (0.87%) JDA
16 14 (0.72%) Alteryx
16 14 (0.72%) ServiceNow
17 12 (0.62%) HP
17 12 (0.62%) PeopleSoft