Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 130 127
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 2006 2068 2084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 1.97% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.35% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1350 1426 1397
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £268 £242 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 60 68
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -12.09% -18.75%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.45 £10.43
90th Percentile £40.90 £35.70 £57.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.28 £24.47
% change year-on-year -1.43% -21.23% -12.61%

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 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 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
England -7 1820 £450 +9.09% 186
London -10 1000 £475 +5.56% 86
UK excluding London +5 978 £400 +6.67% 116
South East +3 327 £425 +6.25% 26
North of England +27 173 £425 +11.48% 31
Scotland +65 150 £400 +7.38% 9
South West +30 114 £400 +5.26% 15
Midlands -23 111 £400 - 13
North West +21 101 £400 +14.29% 17
East of England -56 89 £400 +33.33% 15
West Midlands -25 74 £375 -6.25% 8
Yorkshire -2 59 £425 +6.25% 10
East Midlands +8 35 £400 +23.08% 4
North East +64 20 £425 +13.33% 4
Wales -2 13 £350 -12.50% 7
Northern Ireland -42 4 £356 +47.67%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 (41.18%) SQL
2 652 (32.50%) Finance
3 436 (21.73%) Agile Software Development
4 434 (21.64%) Analytical Skills
5 407 (20.29%) Data Modelling
6 366 (18.25%) Microsoft Excel
7 332 (16.55%) Banking
8 307 (15.30%) Analytics
9 305 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
10 279 (13.91%) Microsoft
11 276 (13.76%) SQL Server
12 274 (13.66%) Business Analysis
13 260 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
14 256 (12.76%) ETL
15 250 (12.46%) Oracle
16 249 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
17 244 (12.16%) Migration
18 227 (11.32%) Data Quality
19 201 (10.02%) Project Management
20 199 (9.92%) Data Management
21 174 (8.67%) Python
22 173 (8.62%) Data Migration
23 171 (8.52%) Degree
24 149 (7.43%) Visualisation
25 145 (7.23%) Big Data
26 144 (7.18%) Management Information System
27 137 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
28 123 (6.13%) Scrum
29 121 (6.03%) XML
29 121 (6.03%) Retail

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 94 (4.69%) SAS
2 55 (2.74%) Apache Spark
3 45 (2.24%) Confluence
4 44 (2.19%) SharePoint
5 17 (0.85%) Apache Pig
6 14 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
7 13 (0.65%) Apache Solr
7 13 (0.65%) CMS
8 12 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.45%) Apache
10 8 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (0.30%) IIS
11 6 (0.30%) Luigi
11 6 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.30%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.25%) MS Project Server
13 4 (0.20%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.15%) Skype for Business
15 2 (0.100%) OpenStack
Applications
1 366 (18.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 137 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
3 89 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 87 (4.34%) MS Visio
5 49 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
6 37 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.75%) SPSS
8 6 (0.30%) Pipeline Pilot
9 5 (0.25%) Weka
10 4 (0.20%) Stata
11 3 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.15%) InVision
11 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.100%) Mingle
12 2 (0.100%) Simulink
13 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.050%) Vectorworks
13 1 (0.050%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 37 (1.84%) Markit EDM
2 36 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 11 (0.55%) Sonata
5 9 (0.45%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.40%) Primavera
6 8 (0.40%) SAP CO
6 8 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
6 8 (0.40%) thinkFolio
7 7 (0.35%) iTrent
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle TCA
8 6 (0.30%) SAP GRC
9 5 (0.25%) HFM
9 5 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 62 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.50%) Google Analytics
4 16 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.60%) SaaS
7 11 (0.55%) Office 365
8 10 (0.50%) GitHub
8 10 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.40%) AdWords
10 6 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 5 (0.25%) Slack
11 5 (0.25%) Trello
12 4 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.20%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.20%) G Suite
12 4 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
13 3 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.75%) Firewall
1 15 (0.75%) Internet
1 15 (0.75%) SMS
2 12 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (0.50%) DNS
3 10 (0.50%) Network Security
4 9 (0.45%) HTTP
5 7 (0.35%) DHCP
5 7 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.30%) LAN
6 6 (0.30%) WAN
7 5 (0.25%) Intranet
8 4 (0.20%) MPLS
8 4 (0.20%) NAS
9 3 (0.15%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.15%) LDAP
9 3 (0.15%) VPLS
9 3 (0.15%) VPN
9 3 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 260 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
3 145 (7.23%) Big Data
4 117 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 111 (5.53%) Hadoop
6 91 (4.54%) Relational Database
7 84 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 80 (3.99%) NoSQL
9 73 (3.64%) Data Mining
10 71 (3.54%) QlikView
11 52 (2.59%) BusinessObjects
12 51 (2.54%) MongoDB
13 45 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 44 (2.19%) Power BI
15 43 (2.14%) Oracle Database
16 38 (1.89%) Apache Hive
16 38 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
17 36 (1.79%) MS Access
18 29 (1.45%) DB2
19 28 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 92 (4.59%) JIRA
2 57 (2.84%) Git (software)
3 23 (1.15%) Visual Studio
4 20 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (1.00%) TeamCity
5 17 (0.85%) ERwin
6 16 (0.80%) Subversion
7 15 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
8 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.45%) Axure RP
9 9 (0.45%) Vagrant
10 8 (0.40%) PowerDesigner
11 7 (0.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 5 (0.25%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.25%) LSMW
12 5 (0.25%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.20%) gulp
13 4 (0.20%) Maven
13 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 652 (32.50%) Finance
2 332 (16.55%) Banking
3 121 (6.03%) Retail
4 114 (5.68%) Investment Banking
5 96 (4.79%) Marketing
6 72 (3.59%) Front Office
7 60 (2.99%) Legal
8 45 (2.24%) Telecoms
9 33 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 27 (1.35%) Back Office
10 27 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.20%) Publishing
11 24 (1.20%) Retail Banking
12 23 (1.15%) Financial Institution
13 21 (1.05%) Advertising
14 20 (1.00%) Law
15 11 (0.55%) Electronics
15 11 (0.55%) Games
16 9 (0.45%) Billing
16 9 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1050 (52.34%) Analyst
2 464 (23.13%) Data Analyst
3 354 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 312 (15.55%) Developer
5 112 (5.58%) Architect
6 93 (4.64%) SQL Analyst
7 89 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
8 88 (4.39%) Consultant
9 86 (4.29%) Data Business Analyst
10 78 (3.89%) Data Architect
11 75 (3.74%) SQL Data Analyst
11 75 (3.74%) SQL Developer
12 67 (3.34%) Banking Analyst
13 64 (3.19%) Business Data Analyst
14 60 (2.99%) Data Engineer
15 56 (2.79%) Project Manager
16 55 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 54 (2.69%) Systems Analyst
18 48 (2.39%) Technical Analyst
19 38 (1.89%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (6.03%) XML
2 58 (2.89%) .NET
3 45 (2.24%) HTML
4 40 (1.99%) JSON
5 39 (1.94%) CSS
6 37 (1.84%) AngularJS
6 37 (1.84%) REST
7 36 (1.79%) Web Services
8 31 (1.55%) Kafka
9 30 (1.50%) ASP.NET
10 26 (1.30%) Node.js
11 23 (1.15%) XML Schema
12 21 (1.05%) XSD
13 20 (1.00%) NumPy
14 18 (0.90%) FpML
14 18 (0.90%) Spring
15 17 (0.85%) RESTful
15 17 (0.85%) SOAP
15 17 (0.85%) XSLT
16 16 (0.80%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 434 (21.64%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (7.18%) Management Information System
3 98 (4.89%) Data Structures
4 81 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 56 (2.79%) User Experience
6 45 (2.24%) Fixed Income
7 41 (2.04%) Equities
8 39 (1.94%) Reference Data
9 32 (1.60%) NHS
10 30 (1.50%) Derivative
11 27 (1.35%) Market Risk
12 25 (1.25%) Credit Risk
13 24 (1.20%) Algorithms
13 24 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 22 (1.10%) Fintech
14 22 (1.10%) Virtual Team
15 20 (1.00%) Taxonomies
16 18 (0.90%) Data Centre
17 16 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
18 13 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 117 (5.83%) Linux
2 100 (4.99%) Unix
3 78 (3.89%) Windows
4 12 (0.60%) Windows 10
5 10 (0.50%) CentOS
6 9 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.30%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.20%) Android
9 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.15%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.050%) AIX
11 1 (0.050%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.050%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.050%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.050%) Solaris
11 1 (0.050%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.050%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (21.73%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (20.29%) Data Modelling
3 307 (15.30%) Analytics
4 305 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
5 274 (13.66%) Business Analysis
6 256 (12.76%) ETL
7 249 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 244 (12.16%) Migration
9 201 (10.02%) Project Management
10 199 (9.92%) Data Management
11 173 (8.62%) Data Migration
12 149 (7.43%) Visualisation
13 123 (6.13%) Scrum
14 108 (5.38%) Data Architecture
15 107 (5.33%) SDLC
16 102 (5.08%) Data Integration
17 100 (4.99%) Data Analytics
17 100 (4.99%) Data Mapping
18 95 (4.74%) User Acceptance Testing
19 88 (4.39%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 826 (41.18%) SQL
2 174 (8.67%) Python
3 109 (5.43%) VBA
4 107 (5.33%) Java
5 85 (4.24%) R
6 81 (4.04%) C#
7 68 (3.39%) T-SQL
8 65 (3.24%) JavaScript
9 54 (2.69%) PL/SQL
10 47 (2.34%) Scala
11 29 (1.45%) Bash Shell
12 27 (1.35%) PowerShell
13 25 (1.25%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.20%) C
14 24 (1.20%) Perl
15 21 (1.05%) C++
15 21 (1.05%) PHP
16 17 (0.85%) XPath
17 16 (0.80%) AWK
17 16 (0.80%) sed
Qualifications
1 171 (8.52%) Degree
2 103 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 65 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.15%) PhD
5 19 (0.95%) ISEB
5 19 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
6 18 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 16 (0.80%) PMP
8 15 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
10 10 (0.50%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.45%) ACCA
11 9 (0.45%) CIMA
12 8 (0.40%) CISSP
12 8 (0.40%) HND
13 7 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.30%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.25%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (11.32%) Data Quality
2 98 (4.89%) GDPR
3 93 (4.64%) QA
4 48 (2.39%) PMO
5 32 (1.60%) MiFID
5 32 (1.60%) SLA
6 27 (1.35%) EMIR
7 22 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
10 12 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
11 10 (0.50%) FINREP
12 8 (0.40%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.30%) ISO 20022
13 6 (0.30%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.25%) COREP
14 5 (0.25%) GCP
15 4 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.20%) Basel III
15 4 (0.20%) IFRS
System Software
1 26 (1.30%) Docker
2 12 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.50%) HDFS
4 7 (0.35%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.100%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.050%) Firmware
9 1 (0.050%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.050%) RACF
9 1 (0.050%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
2 10 (0.50%) Kibana
3 9 (0.45%) QRadar
3 9 (0.45%) SCCM
4 7 (0.35%) EnCase
5 6 (0.30%) Control-M
5 6 (0.30%) CSIRT
5 6 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle EDQ
5 6 (0.30%) Puppet
6 5 (0.25%) CFEngine
7 4 (0.20%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (0.20%) Nagios
8 3 (0.15%) Ansible
8 3 (0.15%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 3 (0.15%) logstash
8 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 279 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 250 (12.46%) Oracle
3 117 (5.83%) Tableau
4 100 (4.99%) SAP
5 82 (4.09%) IBM
6 50 (2.49%) Informatica
7 47 (2.34%) Cognos
8 36 (1.79%) Google
9 33 (1.65%) Splunk
10 29 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
11 28 (1.40%) Teradata
12 24 (1.20%) Cloudera
13 18 (0.90%) Greenplum
14 17 (0.85%) JDA
14 17 (0.85%) ServiceNow
15 16 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
16 15 (0.75%) Talend
17 14 (0.70%) Netezza
17 14 (0.70%) Workday
18 12 (0.60%) HP