Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 128 132
Rank change year-on-year -27 +4 -12
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1,814 1,978 2,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 1.99% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.32% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,188 1,317 1,427
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -3.03%
10th Percentile £241 £263 £238
90th Percentile £600 £618 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -2.19% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 56 66
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £19.56 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.57% -2.19% -13.04%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.49 £10.55
90th Percentile £45.00 £41.00 £35.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £19.15 £18.75
% change year-on-year +21.43% +2.12% -26.30%

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 88,860 85,218 90,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.73% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,647 56,432 59,904
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £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 2,410 2,058 2,457
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -21 1,686 £430 -4.44% 429
UK excluding London -22 918 £391 -2.19% 300
London -26 876 £475 - 170
South East -24 276 £400 -5.88% 65
North of England -5 181 £375 -11.76% 75
Midlands -5 136 £390 -0.64% 50
South West -11 114 £393 -5.14% 46
East of England +14 103 £425 +6.25% 26
West Midlands -6 95 £350 -6.67% 26
North West -24 95 £375 -6.25% 36
Scotland -56 92 £390 -2.50% 30
Yorkshire +2 76 £388 -8.82% 31
East Midlands +7 39 £413 +3.13% 24
Northern Ireland +47 15 £431 -6.86% 4
North East -3 10 £300 -29.41% 8
Wales -23 5 £388 +10.71% 7

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 683 (37.65%) SQL
2 542 (29.88%) Finance
3 449 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
4 394 (21.72%) Microsoft Excel
5 330 (18.19%) Analytical Skills
6 326 (17.97%) Business Intelligence
7 312 (17.20%) ETL
8 307 (16.92%) Analytics
9 281 (15.49%) SQL Server
10 277 (15.27%) Data Modelling
11 266 (14.66%) Python
12 245 (13.51%) Microsoft
13 237 (13.07%) Data Warehouse
14 236 (13.01%) Oracle
15 218 (12.02%) Migration
16 217 (11.96%) Business Analysis
17 207 (11.41%) Data Quality
18 204 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
19 187 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
20 186 (10.25%) Banking
21 179 (9.87%) Visualisation
22 176 (9.70%) Project Management
23 161 (8.88%) Data Management
24 158 (8.71%) Data Migration
24 158 (8.71%) Big Data
25 155 (8.54%) Tableau
26 154 (8.49%) Scrum
27 145 (7.99%) Windows
28 136 (7.50%) Degree
29 130 (7.17%) Java

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 73 (4.02%) SAS
2 54 (2.98%) Confluence
3 52 (2.87%) Apache Spark
4 47 (2.59%) SharePoint
5 29 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.50%) Apache Solr
7 8 (0.44%) CMS
7 8 (0.44%) Jupyter
8 7 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.33%) Apache
9 6 (0.33%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.28%) Apache Qpid
10 5 (0.28%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.17%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.11%) IIS
12 2 (0.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 394 (21.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 127 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
3 89 (4.91%) MS Visio
4 86 (4.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.50%) SPSS
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.17%) InVision
8 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.055%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.61%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.55%) AquaLogic BPM
6 8 (0.44%) SAP CO
6 8 (0.44%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.33%) HFM
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.28%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.28%) Sonata
9 4 (0.22%) Eloqua
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 121 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (3.64%) Amazon S3
4 53 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
5 52 (2.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 25 (1.38%) Google Analytics
7 19 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (0.99%) Office 365
9 15 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (0.77%) PaaS
11 12 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
11 12 (0.66%) SaaS
12 10 (0.55%) IaaS
13 8 (0.44%) GitHub
14 7 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
14 7 (0.39%) Trello
15 5 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
16 4 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
16 4 (0.22%) G Suite
17 3 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.16%) SMS
2 17 (0.94%) VPN
3 14 (0.77%) DNS
4 13 (0.72%) Internet
5 8 (0.44%) LAN
6 7 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.33%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.33%) Intranet
7 6 (0.33%) Network Security
7 6 (0.33%) Skype
7 6 (0.33%) SSL
8 4 (0.22%) DKIM
8 4 (0.22%) DMARC
8 4 (0.22%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.22%) SMTP
9 3 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.17%) WAN
10 2 (0.11%) Broadband
10 2 (0.11%) DHCP
10 2 (0.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 237 (13.07%) Data Warehouse
3 158 (8.71%) Big Data
4 122 (6.73%) Power BI
5 117 (6.45%) Hadoop
6 115 (6.34%) Relational Database
7 114 (6.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 92 (5.07%) Apache Hive
9 75 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 68 (3.75%) QlikView
11 58 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
12 57 (3.14%) Sqoop
13 55 (3.03%) Data Mining
14 50 (2.76%) Impala
14 50 (2.76%) Oracle Database
15 44 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 37 (2.04%) RDBMS
17 34 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
18 32 (1.76%) MS Access
19 31 (1.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 85 (4.69%) Jenkins
1 85 (4.69%) JIRA
2 29 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.16%) Toad
4 19 (1.05%) ERwin
5 15 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.77%) Selenium
7 13 (0.72%) Maven
7 13 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 12 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.39%) FitNesse
9 7 (0.39%) JMeter
10 6 (0.33%) JUnit
10 6 (0.33%) LSMW
10 6 (0.33%) PowerDesigner
10 6 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.33%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.28%) ER Studio
11 5 (0.28%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 542 (29.88%) Finance
2 186 (10.25%) Banking
3 110 (6.06%) Marketing
4 55 (3.03%) Retail
5 45 (2.48%) Front Office
6 41 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 41 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.98%) Legal
8 33 (1.82%) Law
9 31 (1.71%) Financial Institution
10 27 (1.49%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.10%) Back Office
11 20 (1.10%) Retail Banking
12 18 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
13 15 (0.83%) Publishing
14 14 (0.77%) Electronics
15 10 (0.55%) Games
16 9 (0.50%) Advertising
17 8 (0.44%) Billing
17 8 (0.44%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 936 (51.60%) Analyst
2 445 (24.53%) Data Analyst
3 320 (17.64%) Business Analyst
4 250 (13.78%) Developer
5 73 (4.02%) SQL Analyst
6 66 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
7 64 (3.53%) Architect
7 64 (3.53%) SQL Data Analyst
8 62 (3.42%) Data Business Analyst
9 59 (3.25%) SQL Developer
10 58 (3.20%) Project Manager
11 57 (3.14%) Consultant
12 51 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 49 (2.70%) Excel Analyst
14 46 (2.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 46 (2.54%) Data Engineer
15 45 (2.48%) Data Architect
15 45 (2.48%) Platform Engineer
16 43 (2.37%) Business Data Analyst
17 41 (2.26%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (3.47%) XML
2 38 (2.09%) Web Services
3 35 (1.93%) Kafka
4 29 (1.60%) .NET
5 26 (1.43%) HTML
5 26 (1.43%) SOAP
6 25 (1.38%) JMS
6 25 (1.38%) REST
7 20 (1.10%) Spring
8 19 (1.05%) Hibernate
8 19 (1.05%) JSON
9 16 (0.88%) AngularJS
9 16 (0.88%) Apache Camel
10 13 (0.72%) React
11 12 (0.66%) D3.js
12 11 (0.61%) Apache MINA
12 11 (0.61%) J2EE
12 11 (0.61%) Middleware
13 10 (0.55%) XSD
14 9 (0.50%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 330 (18.19%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
3 89 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 60 (3.31%) User Experience
5 57 (3.14%) Wiki
6 42 (2.32%) Computer Science
7 41 (2.26%) Data Structures
8 30 (1.65%) Derivative
9 28 (1.54%) Fixed Income
9 28 (1.54%) Virtual Team
10 26 (1.43%) Algorithms
10 26 (1.43%) Equities
11 25 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (1.27%) Data Centre
12 23 (1.27%) Reference Data
13 21 (1.16%) Mainframe
13 21 (1.16%) NHS
14 18 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (0.88%) Fintech
16 12 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 145 (7.99%) Windows
2 119 (6.56%) Unix
3 72 (3.97%) Linux
4 12 (0.66%) Windows 10
4 12 (0.66%) Windows 7
5 10 (0.55%) CentOS
6 5 (0.28%) Solaris
6 5 (0.28%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.22%) Android
7 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.055%) AIX
9 1 (0.055%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.055%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.055%) SUSE
9 1 (0.055%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.055%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (17.97%) Business Intelligence
3 312 (17.20%) ETL
4 307 (16.92%) Analytics
5 277 (15.27%) Data Modelling
6 218 (12.02%) Migration
7 217 (11.96%) Business Analysis
8 204 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 187 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
10 179 (9.87%) Visualisation
11 176 (9.70%) Project Management
12 161 (8.88%) Data Management
13 158 (8.71%) Data Migration
14 154 (8.49%) Scrum
15 118 (6.50%) Validation
16 113 (6.23%) Data Science
17 107 (5.90%) Data Mapping
18 105 (5.79%) Data Visualisation
19 94 (5.18%) SDLC
20 92 (5.07%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 683 (37.65%) SQL
2 266 (14.66%) Python
3 130 (7.17%) Java
4 95 (5.24%) Bash Shell
5 86 (4.74%) PowerShell
6 81 (4.47%) T-SQL
7 79 (4.36%) R
8 74 (4.08%) VBA
9 68 (3.75%) Shell Script
10 63 (3.47%) PL/SQL
11 62 (3.42%) Korn
12 50 (2.76%) JavaScript
13 41 (2.26%) Perl
14 28 (1.54%) C++
15 26 (1.43%) C
16 25 (1.38%) C#
16 25 (1.38%) Scala
17 23 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 23 (1.27%) VB
18 21 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 136 (7.50%) Degree
2 91 (5.02%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.21%) ISEB
5 16 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 15 (0.83%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.61%) CISM
7 11 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (0.61%) PhD
8 10 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (0.50%) PMP
10 8 (0.44%) MCSE
10 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.39%) CISSP
11 7 (0.39%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.39%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.28%) Postgraduate
13 4 (0.22%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (11.41%) Data Quality
2 78 (4.30%) QA
3 47 (2.59%) GDPR
4 39 (2.15%) PMO
5 29 (1.60%) SLA
6 11 (0.61%) MiFID
7 8 (0.44%) IFRS
7 8 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.33%) ISO 20022
8 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.28%) IFRS 9
9 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.22%) EMIR
10 4 (0.22%) GxP
10 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.17%) GCP
11 3 (0.17%) GLP
11 3 (0.17%) GMP
11 3 (0.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 71 (3.91%) HDFS
2 20 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.72%) Docker
4 5 (0.28%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 4 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.17%) SRDF
7 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.055%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.055%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 65 (3.58%) Ansible
2 62 (3.42%) Puppet
3 58 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (2.70%) Hadoop YARN
5 20 (1.10%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.61%) Nagios
7 9 (0.50%) Kibana
8 7 (0.39%) Mesos
9 6 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.33%) Oozie
10 4 (0.22%) Suricata
10 4 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.17%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.17%) Terraform
12 2 (0.11%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.11%) SCCM
12 2 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.055%) Grafana
13 1 (0.055%) QRadar
Vendors
1 245 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 236 (13.01%) Oracle
3 155 (8.54%) Tableau
4 98 (5.40%) SAP
5 64 (3.53%) Google
6 57 (3.14%) Cloudera
7 37 (2.04%) Informatica
7 37 (2.04%) Teradata
8 30 (1.65%) IBM
9 27 (1.49%) Alteryx
10 25 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (0.99%) Splunk
12 15 (0.83%) Talend
13 14 (0.77%) Adobe
13 14 (0.77%) Cognos
13 14 (0.77%) Software AG
14 13 (0.72%) Workday
15 12 (0.66%) HP
15 12 (0.66%) Hyperion
15 12 (0.66%) ServiceNow