Period
to 22 May 2019

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 22 May 2019 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
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 143 140 137
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1,688 1,936 1,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.86% 1.92% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.22% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,133 1,323 1,152
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £437
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.97% +9.25%
10th Percentile £255 £268 £263
90th Percentile £629 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 56
UK median hourly rate £18.66 £24.92 £19.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.11% +25.71% +23.18%
10th Percentile £10.42 £13.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £41.10 £47.50 £43.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £23.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year -24.31% +21.68% +26.16%

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 79,048 87,041 76,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.93% 86.44% 85.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,066 57,398 50,446
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £304 £298 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,119 2,288 2,095
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £21.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.53% -13.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.47
90th Percentile £51.42 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.49 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.45% -20.00% -6.38%

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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019. 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 1,568 £450 - 184
London +9 870 £475 - 70
UK excluding London -26 787 £425 +6.25% 121
South East -12 241 £425 -5.56% 20
North of England +4 187 £400 +6.67% 26
Midlands +18 117 £425 +9.68% 23
East of England +22 92 £448 +27.86% 23
Yorkshire +14 86 £413 +20.09% 13
West Midlands +2 83 £450 +28.57% 17
North West -20 82 £425 +3.66% 11
Scotland -30 77 £380 -2.56% 4
South West -50 55 £425 +3.03% 21
East Midlands +20 34 £375 -13.04% 6
North East +17 19 £338 -28.95% 2
Northern Ireland +10 11 £200 -53.65% 1
Wales -12 7 £369 -3.59% 3

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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.

1 603 (35.72%) SQL
2 458 (27.13%) Finance
3 416 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
4 373 (22.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 373 (22.10%) Analytical Skills
5 315 (18.66%) Business Intelligence
6 306 (18.13%) Analytics
7 291 (17.24%) Data Modelling
8 270 (16.00%) SQL Server
9 259 (15.34%) Microsoft
10 236 (13.98%) Python
11 235 (13.92%) Data Warehouse
12 232 (13.74%) Migration
13 226 (13.39%) ETL
14 216 (12.80%) Power BI
14 216 (12.80%) Power Platform
15 205 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
16 200 (11.85%) Big Data
17 199 (11.79%) Degree
18 185 (10.96%) Business Analysis
19 181 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
20 179 (10.60%) Data Science
21 172 (10.19%) Visualisation
22 171 (10.13%) Data Migration
23 165 (9.77%) Data Quality
24 160 (9.48%) Oracle
25 157 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
26 150 (8.89%) Tableau
27 148 (8.77%) Data Management
28 142 (8.41%) Banking

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 92 (5.45%) Apache Spark
2 64 (3.79%) SAS
3 50 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 46 (2.73%) Confluence
5 23 (1.36%) IIS
6 22 (1.30%) NServiceBus
7 16 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (0.77%) Apache
8 13 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
9 12 (0.71%) Luigi
10 7 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.36%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.30%) CMS
12 5 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.24%) Apache Qpid
13 4 (0.24%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.24%) Drupal
14 3 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.18%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 373 (22.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 119 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (5.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (1.42%) SPSS
7 14 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
8 11 (0.65%) Stata
9 5 (0.30%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.18%) Maya
11 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.059%) InVision
12 1 (0.059%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.059%) Sketch
12 1 (0.059%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 16 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 16 (0.95%) Workday HCM
2 12 (0.71%) Actimize
3 7 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 7 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.36%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.24%) CiviCRM
6 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.24%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.18%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.18%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.18%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 216 (12.80%) Power Platform
2 181 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
3 113 (6.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 59 (3.50%) Amazon EMR
5 38 (2.25%) PaaS
6 33 (1.95%) Amazon S3
7 32 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 31 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
9 28 (1.66%) SaaS
10 27 (1.60%) Azure Data Factory
10 27 (1.60%) Office 365
11 25 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
12 24 (1.42%) Google Analytics
13 21 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
14 15 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
15 13 (0.77%) Amazon SageMaker
15 13 (0.77%) GitHub
16 12 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
16 12 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.77%) Internet
2 12 (0.71%) MQTT
3 9 (0.53%) FTP
4 7 (0.41%) VPN
5 6 (0.36%) DKIM
5 6 (0.36%) DMARC
5 6 (0.36%) Skype
6 5 (0.30%) NAS
7 4 (0.24%) Firewall
7 4 (0.24%) Intranet
7 4 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.12%) DAB
8 2 (0.12%) HTTP
8 2 (0.12%) WebEx
8 2 (0.12%) Wireless
9 1 (0.059%) 5G
9 1 (0.059%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.059%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.059%) SSL
9 1 (0.059%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 235 (13.92%) Data Warehouse
3 216 (12.80%) Power BI
4 200 (11.85%) Big Data
5 123 (7.29%) Hadoop
6 116 (6.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 111 (6.58%) Apache Hive
8 85 (5.04%) Relational Database
8 85 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 55 (3.26%) Data Mining
10 53 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 51 (3.02%) QlikView
12 44 (2.61%) MySQL
13 42 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
14 40 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
15 39 (2.31%) NoSQL
16 38 (2.25%) MS Access
17 37 (2.19%) Amazon Redshift
17 37 (2.19%) Oracle Database
17 37 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 91 (5.39%) Git (software)
2 88 (5.21%) Jenkins
3 86 (5.09%) JIRA
4 38 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
5 32 (1.90%) Visual Studio
6 29 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
8 17 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (0.89%) Selenium
10 14 (0.83%) ERwin
11 11 (0.65%) Toad
12 10 (0.59%) ER Studio
12 10 (0.59%) HP UFT
13 9 (0.53%) SoapUI
13 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.47%) Maven
15 7 (0.41%) Subversion
16 6 (0.36%) WebDriver
17 5 (0.30%) Artifactory
17 5 (0.30%) LSMW
General
1 458 (27.13%) Finance
2 142 (8.41%) Banking
3 73 (4.32%) Marketing
4 64 (3.79%) Retail
5 52 (3.08%) Legal
6 33 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.84%) Front Office
7 31 (1.84%) Publishing
8 22 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (0.89%) Law
11 14 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.77%) Electronics
13 11 (0.65%) Billing
14 9 (0.53%) Back Office
14 9 (0.53%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.41%) Local Government
16 6 (0.36%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 813 (48.16%) Analyst
2 360 (21.33%) Data Analyst
3 307 (18.19%) Business Analyst
4 280 (16.59%) Developer
5 91 (5.39%) Data Engineer
6 86 (5.09%) Data Scientist
7 76 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 70 (4.15%) Architect
9 69 (4.09%) Data Business Analyst
10 62 (3.67%) SQL Analyst
11 61 (3.61%) Consultant
12 56 (3.32%) Big Data Engineer
13 54 (3.20%) SQL Developer
14 51 (3.02%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 50 (2.96%) .NET Developer
16 45 (2.67%) Data Architect
17 43 (2.55%) SQL Data Analyst
18 40 (2.37%) C# Developer
19 37 (2.19%) C# .NET Developer
20 35 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (5.27%) .NET
2 50 (2.96%) Web Services
3 40 (2.37%) JSON
3 40 (2.37%) REST
4 39 (2.31%) XML
5 36 (2.13%) Kafka
6 34 (2.01%) PySpark
6 34 (2.01%) SOAP
7 25 (1.48%) WPF
8 21 (1.24%) .NET Framework
8 21 (1.24%) WinForms
9 19 (1.13%) HTML
10 18 (1.07%) MDX
11 14 (0.83%) NumPy
12 13 (0.77%) Spring
13 12 (0.71%) RESTful
13 12 (0.71%) Spark Streaming
13 12 (0.71%) XML Schema
14 11 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
14 11 (0.65%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 373 (22.10%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
3 79 (4.68%) Algorithms
4 74 (4.38%) Data Structures
5 59 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 53 (3.14%) User Experience
7 38 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
8 32 (1.90%) NHS
9 29 (1.72%) Equities
10 26 (1.54%) Fixed Income
11 25 (1.48%) Reference Data
12 17 (1.01%) Fintech
13 16 (0.95%) Derivative
13 16 (0.95%) Life Science
14 14 (0.83%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.77%) Taxonomies
16 12 (0.71%) Linked Data
16 12 (0.71%) Tandem
17 10 (0.59%) CMDB
18 8 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 88 (5.21%) Linux
1 88 (5.21%) Windows
2 50 (2.96%) Unix
3 33 (1.95%) Windows 10
4 32 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.41%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.36%) Android
6 6 (0.36%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.059%) pSOS
10 1 (0.059%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (18.66%) Business Intelligence
3 306 (18.13%) Analytics
4 291 (17.24%) Data Modelling
5 232 (13.74%) Migration
6 226 (13.39%) ETL
7 205 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
8 185 (10.96%) Business Analysis
9 179 (10.60%) Data Science
10 172 (10.19%) Visualisation
11 171 (10.13%) Data Migration
12 157 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 148 (8.77%) Data Management
14 129 (7.64%) SDLC
15 124 (7.35%) Scrum
16 121 (7.17%) Machine Learning
17 96 (5.69%) DevOps
18 94 (5.57%) Project Management
19 89 (5.27%) Validation
20 85 (5.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 603 (35.72%) SQL
2 236 (13.98%) Python
3 119 (7.05%) Java
4 109 (6.46%) T-SQL
5 102 (6.04%) VBA
6 87 (5.15%) R
7 84 (4.98%) C#
8 53 (3.14%) PL/SQL
9 46 (2.73%) JavaScript
10 43 (2.55%) VB
11 34 (2.01%) Scala
12 33 (1.95%) VB.NET
13 23 (1.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 22 (1.30%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.18%) MATLAB
16 18 (1.07%) Bash Shell
17 14 (0.83%) PowerShell
18 13 (0.77%) C
19 12 (0.71%) PHP
20 9 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 199 (11.79%) Degree
2 117 (6.93%) Security Cleared
3 78 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 58 (3.44%) Master's Degree
5 48 (2.84%) PhD
6 32 (1.90%) AWS Certification
7 31 (1.84%) RHCE
8 19 (1.13%) PMI Certification
8 19 (1.13%) PMP
9 13 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.59%) CISSP
11 10 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
12 8 (0.47%) BC Cleared
12 8 (0.47%) CISA
12 8 (0.47%) CISM
12 8 (0.47%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.41%) ISEB
14 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.36%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (9.77%) Data Quality
2 99 (5.86%) QA
3 46 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (1.90%) PCI DSS
5 31 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 26 (1.54%) PMO
7 20 (1.18%) GDPR
8 14 (0.83%) SLA
9 9 (0.53%) MiFID
10 7 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.36%) IFRS
11 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.30%) Dublin Core
13 4 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.24%) EMIR
13 4 (0.24%) UCITS
14 3 (0.18%) AIFMD
15 2 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
15 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 1 (0.059%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.95%) Docker
3 15 (0.89%) Apache Flume
4 8 (0.47%) HDFS
5 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.059%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.059%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.059%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (2.61%) Ansible
2 37 (2.19%) Puppet
3 36 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (1.84%) SELinux
5 20 (1.18%) Kubernetes
6 14 (0.83%) SCCM
7 9 (0.53%) Control-M
8 7 (0.41%) Terraform
9 5 (0.30%) Kibana
9 5 (0.30%) WMI
10 4 (0.24%) Nagios
11 3 (0.18%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.18%) logstash
12 2 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.059%) Graylog
13 1 (0.059%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.059%) Oozie
13 1 (0.059%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.059%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 259 (15.34%) Microsoft
2 160 (9.48%) Oracle
3 150 (8.89%) Tableau
4 91 (5.39%) SAP
5 67 (3.97%) Google
6 57 (3.38%) Informatica
7 51 (3.02%) Cloudera
8 36 (2.13%) Splunk
9 35 (2.07%) Hortonworks
9 35 (2.07%) MicroStrategy
10 31 (1.84%) Red Hat
11 30 (1.78%) Qualys
12 29 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
12 29 (1.72%) Workday
13 23 (1.36%) Citrix
14 21 (1.24%) Teradata
15 20 (1.18%) Cognos
16 18 (1.07%) Adobe
17 16 (0.95%) IBM
17 16 (0.95%) Talend