Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 139 136
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3 -9
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1,952 1,805 1,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 1.90% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.26% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,348 1,246 1,301
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £281 £257 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £396 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 49 75
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £19.61 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.84% -4.92% -3.08%
10th Percentile £11.74 £11.25 £10.84
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.54 £44.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.94 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.96% -5.30% -

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 84,764 79,812 89,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.78% 83.84% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,572 52,927 58,164
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,044 2,187 2,615
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +22.14%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.37 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +20.93%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +1 1,763 £450 +5.88% 472
UK excluding London +16 1,011 £413 +4.17% 313
London -9 926 £475 +5.56% 193
South East -8 309 £438 -0.28% 94
North of England +47 226 £425 +13.33% 69
Scotland +44 149 £400 +14.29% 26
North West +43 125 £425 +16.44% 42
South West +47 109 £411 +9.67% 28
Midlands -35 99 £400 +1.27% 44
East of England -26 91 £400 +23.08% 43
Yorkshire +1 76 £400 - 19
West Midlands -20 75 £388 -4.32% 27
North East +64 27 £425 +30.77% 8
East Midlands -19 24 £450 +28.57% 17
Wales -5 23 £385 -9.41% 6
Northern Ireland -9 5 £338 +3.53% 3

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 778 (39.86%) SQL
2 628 (32.17%) Finance
3 441 (22.59%) Analytical Skills
4 426 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
5 378 (19.36%) Data Modelling
6 374 (19.16%) Microsoft Excel
7 345 (17.67%) Business Intelligence
8 321 (16.44%) Analytics
9 307 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 301 (15.42%) Banking
11 295 (15.11%) Business Analysis
12 270 (13.83%) Microsoft
13 264 (13.52%) SQL Server
14 253 (12.96%) ETL
15 239 (12.24%) Oracle
16 235 (12.04%) Data Warehouse
17 228 (11.68%) Data Management
18 226 (11.58%) Migration
19 196 (10.04%) Degree
20 195 (9.99%) Python
21 177 (9.07%) Project Management
22 170 (8.71%) Visualisation
23 164 (8.40%) Data Quality
24 162 (8.30%) Big Data
25 161 (8.25%) Tableau
26 144 (7.38%) Data Migration
27 132 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 129 (6.61%) R
29 128 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
30 127 (6.51%) Data Mapping

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
1 100 (5.12%) SAS
2 56 (2.87%) SharePoint
3 44 (2.25%) Confluence
4 43 (2.20%) Apache Spark
5 16 (0.82%) Jupyter
6 14 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (0.67%) Apache Pig
7 13 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
8 10 (0.51%) Apache Solr
8 10 (0.51%) PowerExchange
9 9 (0.46%) IIS
10 7 (0.36%) Apache
11 5 (0.26%) CMS
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.10%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.10%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.10%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.051%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.051%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 374 (19.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 128 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
3 122 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 69 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 45 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
6 40 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
7 15 (0.77%) SPSS
8 5 (0.26%) Weka
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.15%) InDesign
9 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.15%) Pipeline Pilot
10 2 (0.10%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.051%) Mingle
11 1 (0.051%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.051%) Vectorworks
11 1 (0.051%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (1.54%) Markit EDM
2 18 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.56%) Elite 3E
5 10 (0.51%) Sonata
6 8 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.41%) thinkFolio
7 7 (0.36%) Eloqua
7 7 (0.36%) HFM
7 7 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.31%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.31%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.26%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.26%) Summit
10 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.20%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 52 (2.66%) Google Analytics
2 45 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (0.61%) SaaS
6 10 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
6 10 (0.51%) Slack
6 10 (0.51%) Trello
7 9 (0.46%) GitHub
8 8 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
11 4 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.15%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.15%) IaaS
12 3 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.15%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.13%) DNS
2 21 (1.08%) Firewall
3 18 (0.92%) SMS
4 15 (0.77%) DHCP
5 13 (0.67%) Internet
5 13 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (0.61%) WAN
7 8 (0.41%) LAN
7 8 (0.41%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.36%) FTP
8 7 (0.36%) HTTP
9 6 (0.31%) Intranet
9 6 (0.31%) VPN
10 5 (0.26%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.26%) Network Security
10 5 (0.26%) SMTP
11 4 (0.20%) 802.11
11 4 (0.20%) DKIM
11 4 (0.20%) DMARC
12 3 (0.15%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 235 (12.04%) Data Warehouse
3 162 (8.30%) Big Data
4 132 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 110 (5.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 107 (5.48%) Power BI
7 99 (5.07%) Hadoop
8 82 (4.20%) Data Mining
9 80 (4.10%) Relational Database
10 70 (3.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 65 (3.33%) QlikView
12 59 (3.02%) BusinessObjects
13 57 (2.92%) NoSQL
13 57 (2.92%) Oracle Database
14 34 (1.74%) MS Access
15 31 (1.59%) Apache Hive
15 31 (1.59%) Data Mart
16 29 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 27 (1.38%) Data Lake
17 27 (1.38%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 88 (4.51%) JIRA
2 26 (1.33%) Visual Studio
3 21 (1.08%) ERwin
4 16 (0.82%) Git (software)
5 15 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.56%) Axure RP
8 10 (0.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 9 (0.46%) PowerDesigner
10 7 (0.36%) Selenium
11 6 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.31%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.26%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.26%) LSMW
12 5 (0.26%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.26%) Toad
13 4 (0.20%) ProC
13 4 (0.20%) ReSharper
14 3 (0.15%) Rhino Mocks
14 3 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 628 (32.17%) Finance
2 301 (15.42%) Banking
3 99 (5.07%) Retail
4 83 (4.25%) Marketing
5 68 (3.48%) Investment Banking
6 60 (3.07%) Legal
7 45 (2.31%) Front Office
8 40 (2.05%) Law
9 36 (1.84%) Telecoms
10 34 (1.74%) Retail Banking
11 25 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 23 (1.18%) Manufacturing
13 22 (1.13%) Games
14 21 (1.08%) Billing
15 17 (0.87%) Advertising
16 16 (0.82%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.72%) Back Office
18 12 (0.61%) Publishing
19 9 (0.46%) General Ledger
20 5 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1,071 (54.87%) Analyst
2 469 (24.03%) Data Analyst
3 385 (19.72%) Business Analyst
4 284 (14.55%) Developer
5 113 (5.79%) Architect
6 95 (4.87%) Data Business Analyst
7 92 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
8 82 (4.20%) Data Architect
9 76 (3.89%) Consultant
10 73 (3.74%) SQL Analyst
11 69 (3.53%) Banking Analyst
12 64 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 62 (3.18%) Data Scientist
14 61 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
15 55 (2.82%) Business Data Analyst
15 55 (2.82%) SQL Data Analyst
16 52 (2.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 50 (2.56%) Project Manager
18 49 (2.51%) SQL Developer
19 45 (2.31%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (4.35%) XML
2 67 (3.43%) .NET
3 42 (2.15%) Node.js
4 40 (2.05%) JSON
5 32 (1.64%) Web Services
6 28 (1.43%) HTML
6 28 (1.43%) MDX
7 26 (1.33%) NumPy
8 22 (1.13%) AngularJS
8 22 (1.13%) CSS
9 20 (1.02%) .NET Framework
9 20 (1.02%) Pandas
10 19 (0.97%) Kafka
11 18 (0.92%) D3.js
11 18 (0.92%) Matplotlib
11 18 (0.92%) RESTful
12 16 (0.82%) ASP.NET
12 16 (0.82%) REST
13 15 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
14 14 (0.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 441 (22.59%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 94 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 70 (3.59%) User Experience
5 68 (3.48%) Data Structures
6 37 (1.90%) Credit Risk
7 32 (1.64%) Equities
8 31 (1.59%) Virtual Team
9 30 (1.54%) Reference Data
10 29 (1.49%) Fixed Income
11 26 (1.33%) Algorithms
12 22 (1.13%) Derivative
13 21 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
14 19 (0.97%) Data Centre
15 18 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 17 (0.87%) NHS
17 13 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
17 13 (0.67%) Mainframe
17 13 (0.67%) Market Risk
18 12 (0.61%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 113 (5.79%) Unix
2 91 (4.66%) Windows
3 82 (4.20%) Linux
4 21 (1.08%) Windows 10
5 18 (0.92%) Windows Server
6 11 (0.56%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.31%) Android
7 6 (0.31%) CentOS
8 5 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.20%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.10%) zOS
12 1 (0.051%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (19.36%) Data Modelling
3 345 (17.67%) Business Intelligence
4 321 (16.44%) Analytics
5 307 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 295 (15.11%) Business Analysis
7 253 (12.96%) ETL
8 228 (11.68%) Data Management
9 226 (11.58%) Migration
10 177 (9.07%) Project Management
11 170 (8.71%) Visualisation
12 144 (7.38%) Data Migration
13 127 (6.51%) Data Mapping
14 120 (6.15%) Data Science
15 107 (5.48%) Scrum
15 107 (5.48%) SDLC
16 101 (5.17%) Data Architecture
16 101 (5.17%) Mathematics
16 101 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
17 94 (4.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 778 (39.86%) SQL
2 195 (9.99%) Python
3 129 (6.61%) R
4 102 (5.23%) Java
5 93 (4.76%) VBA
6 83 (4.25%) T-SQL
7 68 (3.48%) C#
8 59 (3.02%) PL/SQL
9 58 (2.97%) JavaScript
10 36 (1.84%) Scala
11 27 (1.38%) Perl
12 26 (1.33%) VB
13 25 (1.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 25 (1.28%) PHP
14 24 (1.23%) Bash Shell
14 24 (1.23%) Shell Script
15 18 (0.92%) PowerShell
16 16 (0.82%) C++
16 16 (0.82%) MATLAB
16 16 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 196 (10.04%) Degree
2 94 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 58 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (0.82%) CISSP
8 14 (0.72%) MCSE
9 13 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
9 13 (0.67%) ISEB
10 12 (0.61%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.51%) CCNA
11 10 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.51%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.51%) PhD
11 10 (0.51%) PMP
12 8 (0.41%) ACCA
12 8 (0.41%) CIMA
12 8 (0.41%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (8.40%) Data Quality
2 107 (5.48%) GDPR
3 84 (4.30%) QA
4 58 (2.97%) PMO
5 30 (1.54%) SLA
6 17 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
6 17 (0.87%) MiFID
7 12 (0.61%) EMIR
8 10 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
8 10 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.36%) IFRS
10 7 (0.36%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.31%) CESG Infosec
11 6 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.31%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.26%) FINREP
12 5 (0.26%) GxP
13 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
14 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 34 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.77%) Docker
3 10 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.46%) HDFS
5 7 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.26%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.10%) RACF
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 14 (0.72%) SCCM
2 13 (0.67%) Puppet
3 12 (0.61%) Kibana
3 12 (0.61%) QRadar
4 8 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.36%) CSIRT
6 6 (0.31%) IBM BigFix
7 5 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.20%) Ambari
8 4 (0.20%) Ansible
8 4 (0.20%) CFEngine
8 4 (0.20%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.15%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.15%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.15%) logstash
9 3 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 270 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 239 (12.24%) Oracle
3 161 (8.25%) Tableau
4 95 (4.87%) SAP
5 58 (2.97%) Google
6 53 (2.72%) IBM
7 50 (2.56%) Cognos
8 48 (2.46%) Informatica
9 38 (1.95%) Teradata
10 36 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (1.13%) Citrix
12 20 (1.02%) Adobe
12 20 (1.02%) Cloudera
12 20 (1.02%) Splunk
13 17 (0.87%) Intapp
14 15 (0.77%) Netezza
14 15 (0.77%) VMware
14 15 (0.77%) Workday
15 13 (0.67%) CA
16 11 (0.56%) HP