Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 135 141
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 -35
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1,935 1,738 1,912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 1.91% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.25% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,319 1,162 1,301
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £267 £263 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 62
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £19.82 £16.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.14% +23.53% -20.77%
10th Percentile £13.56 £13.00 £11.03
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.71 £47.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.92 £18.34 £15.06
% change year-on-year +35.85% +21.78% -23.02%

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 87,049 77,090 88,859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.76% 84.65% 84.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,429 50,585 58,395
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,301 2,072 2,322
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.06 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.21% +0.24% +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.64
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.31 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -21.88% -3.70% +23.74%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -15 1,708 £450 - 405
UK excluding London +11 1,010 £400 - 286
London -23 906 £475 +2.15% 148
South East -20 284 £450 -3.74% 73
North of England +17 216 £375 -6.25% 56
Scotland +7 172 £400 +6.67% 24
Midlands -10 122 £388 +5.44% 43
North West -2 121 £410 +2.50% 35
South West +20 90 £413 +12.70% 37
East of England +1 90 £350 +4.48% 49
West Midlands -24 87 £350 -6.67% 25
Yorkshire +13 80 £344 -16.73% 16
East Midlands +5 35 £431 +25.45% 18
Wales -1 20 £383 -4.38% 3
Northern Ireland +16 17 £432 -6.70% 2
North East +20 15 £475 -1.25% 5

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 753 (38.91%) SQL
2 605 (31.27%) Finance
3 478 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
4 417 (21.55%) Analytical Skills
5 376 (19.43%) Microsoft Excel
6 367 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
7 359 (18.55%) Data Modelling
8 348 (17.98%) Analytics
9 298 (15.40%) Business Analysis
10 289 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 287 (14.83%) Oracle
12 272 (14.06%) SQL Server
13 269 (13.90%) Data Warehouse
14 266 (13.75%) Microsoft
15 258 (13.33%) ETL
16 247 (12.76%) Banking
17 240 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
18 226 (11.68%) Python
18 226 (11.68%) Migration
19 196 (10.13%) Data Management
20 195 (10.08%) Degree
21 192 (9.92%) Project Management
22 181 (9.35%) Big Data
23 178 (9.20%) Data Quality
24 177 (9.15%) Visualisation
25 151 (7.80%) Data Migration
26 141 (7.29%) Unix
27 138 (7.13%) Scrum
28 137 (7.08%) Tableau
29 136 (7.03%) R

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 90 (4.65%) SAS
2 71 (3.67%) Confluence
3 59 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 57 (2.95%) Apache Spark
5 26 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (0.98%) Jupyter
7 14 (0.72%) PowerExchange
8 12 (0.62%) Apache Solr
9 11 (0.57%) Apache Pig
10 10 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
11 8 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.41%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.31%) IIS
14 5 (0.26%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.16%) Apache
16 2 (0.10%) ArcGIS
16 2 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.10%) CMS
17 1 (0.052%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 376 (19.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
3 95 (4.91%) MS Visio
4 86 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (0.88%) SPSS
8 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.21%) InDesign
8 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.10%) Pipeline Pilot
10 2 (0.10%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.052%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 24 (1.24%) Sonata
2 14 (0.72%) SAP CO
2 14 (0.72%) SAP FI
2 14 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
3 13 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.52%) Eloqua
5 9 (0.47%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.31%) HFM
8 5 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.21%) Infor M3
9 4 (0.21%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.21%) Summit
9 4 (0.21%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.21%) Workday HCM
10 3 (0.16%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 55 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (2.33%) Google Analytics
2 45 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.14%) SaaS
4 21 (1.09%) Amazon S3
5 19 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (0.72%) G Suite
7 11 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
9 8 (0.41%) GitHub
10 7 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
10 7 (0.36%) PaaS
10 7 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.31%) Office 365
11 6 (0.31%) Trello
12 5 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.29%) SMS
2 21 (1.09%) DNS
3 14 (0.72%) Firewall
4 13 (0.67%) Intranet
5 12 (0.62%) DHCP
6 11 (0.57%) VPN
7 10 (0.52%) Skype
8 9 (0.47%) WAN
9 8 (0.41%) DKIM
9 8 (0.41%) DMARC
9 8 (0.41%) FTP
9 8 (0.41%) Internet
9 8 (0.41%) SMTP
10 7 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (0.36%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.31%) 802.11
12 5 (0.26%) LAN
12 5 (0.26%) SSL
13 4 (0.21%) TCP/IP
14 3 (0.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 269 (13.90%) Data Warehouse
3 181 (9.35%) Big Data
4 132 (6.82%) Power BI
5 125 (6.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 114 (5.89%) Relational Database
7 110 (5.68%) Hadoop
8 104 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 82 (4.24%) Data Mining
10 78 (4.03%) Oracle Database
10 78 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 64 (3.31%) QlikView
12 59 (3.05%) BusinessObjects
13 53 (2.74%) NoSQL
14 48 (2.48%) Apache Hive
15 40 (2.07%) DB2
16 39 (2.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 34 (1.76%) Data Lake
18 32 (1.65%) RDBMS
19 31 (1.60%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 100 (5.17%) JIRA
2 35 (1.81%) ERwin
3 28 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 23 (1.19%) Jenkins
5 17 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 12 (0.62%) Selenium
6 12 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (0.52%) ER Studio
8 9 (0.47%) Maven
8 9 (0.47%) PowerDesigner
8 9 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.31%) JMeter
9 6 (0.31%) Toad
10 5 (0.26%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.26%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.26%) FishEye
10 5 (0.26%) LSMW
10 5 (0.26%) SonarQube
General
1 605 (31.27%) Finance
2 247 (12.76%) Banking
3 91 (4.70%) Marketing
4 62 (3.20%) Retail
5 53 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 45 (2.33%) Legal
7 43 (2.22%) Law
8 33 (1.71%) Front Office
8 33 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 29 (1.50%) Games
10 28 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.24%) Retail Banking
12 23 (1.19%) Billing
13 20 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.78%) Publishing
15 13 (0.67%) Advertising
16 12 (0.62%) Back Office
17 10 (0.52%) French Language
17 10 (0.52%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 976 (50.44%) Analyst
2 413 (21.34%) Data Analyst
3 360 (18.60%) Business Analyst
4 299 (15.45%) Developer
5 102 (5.27%) Architect
6 85 (4.39%) Consultant
7 81 (4.19%) SQL Analyst
8 77 (3.98%) Data Business Analyst
9 76 (3.93%) Data Architect
10 75 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
11 68 (3.51%) Data Scientist
12 63 (3.26%) SQL Data Analyst
13 61 (3.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 61 (3.15%) Systems Analyst
14 60 (3.10%) Project Manager
15 57 (2.95%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 47 (2.43%) Technical Analyst
17 46 (2.38%) Banking Analyst
18 43 (2.22%) Excel Analyst
19 36 (1.86%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (3.88%) XML
2 61 (3.15%) .NET
3 40 (2.07%) Node.js
4 39 (2.02%) JSON
5 35 (1.81%) Web Services
6 33 (1.71%) JMS
7 26 (1.34%) AngularJS
7 26 (1.34%) Kafka
8 24 (1.24%) Matplotlib
9 23 (1.19%) MDX
9 23 (1.19%) React
10 22 (1.14%) D3.js
10 22 (1.14%) HTML
11 20 (1.03%) REST
11 20 (1.03%) RESTful
11 20 (1.03%) SOAP
12 19 (0.98%) Pandas
13 18 (0.93%) NumPy
13 18 (0.93%) Spring
14 17 (0.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 417 (21.55%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (5.74%) Management Information System
3 107 (5.53%) Self-Motivation
4 91 (4.70%) User Experience
5 84 (4.34%) Computer Science
6 61 (3.15%) Data Structures
7 32 (1.65%) Credit Risk
7 32 (1.65%) Reference Data
7 32 (1.65%) Virtual Team
8 31 (1.60%) Algorithms
9 26 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (1.34%) Mainframe
10 20 (1.03%) Derivative
10 20 (1.03%) Equities
10 20 (1.03%) Fixed Income
11 19 (0.98%) Data Centre
11 19 (0.98%) Fintech
12 18 (0.93%) Market Risk
13 17 (0.88%) NHS
13 17 (0.88%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 141 (7.29%) Unix
2 113 (5.84%) Windows
3 90 (4.65%) Linux
4 23 (1.19%) Windows 10
5 14 (0.72%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.52%) Android
7 9 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.41%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.36%) CentOS
10 6 (0.31%) AIX
10 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.31%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.21%) Solaris
12 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.052%) SUSE
13 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.052%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
2 367 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
3 359 (18.55%) Data Modelling
4 348 (17.98%) Analytics
5 298 (15.40%) Business Analysis
6 289 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 258 (13.33%) ETL
8 240 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
9 226 (11.68%) Migration
10 196 (10.13%) Data Management
11 192 (9.92%) Project Management
12 177 (9.15%) Visualisation
13 151 (7.80%) Data Migration
14 138 (7.13%) Scrum
15 134 (6.93%) Data Science
16 115 (5.94%) Data Mapping
17 109 (5.63%) Mathematics
18 107 (5.53%) Data Analytics
19 102 (5.27%) Decision-Making
20 101 (5.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 753 (38.91%) SQL
2 226 (11.68%) Python
3 136 (7.03%) R
4 127 (6.56%) Java
5 92 (4.75%) T-SQL
6 71 (3.67%) PL/SQL
7 62 (3.20%) VBA
8 60 (3.10%) C#
8 60 (3.10%) JavaScript
9 42 (2.17%) Bash Shell
10 41 (2.12%) PowerShell
11 40 (2.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 34 (1.76%) Perl
13 31 (1.60%) Shell Script
14 30 (1.55%) Scala
15 24 (1.24%) VB
16 23 (1.19%) Korn
17 21 (1.09%) C
18 16 (0.83%) MATLAB
18 16 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 195 (10.08%) Degree
2 125 (6.46%) Security Cleared
3 88 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.67%) CISSP
6 13 (0.67%) ISEB
6 13 (0.67%) MCSE
7 11 (0.57%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.41%) CCNA
10 8 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.41%) PhD
11 6 (0.31%) CISA
11 6 (0.31%) CISM
11 6 (0.31%) GCIA
11 6 (0.31%) GIAC
11 6 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (9.20%) Data Quality
2 75 (3.88%) QA
3 67 (3.46%) GDPR
4 42 (2.17%) PMO
5 23 (1.19%) SLA
6 18 (0.93%) MiFID
7 13 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
7 13 (0.67%) EMIR
8 11 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
8 11 (0.57%) IFRS
9 7 (0.36%) IFRS 9
9 7 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.31%) GCP
10 6 (0.31%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.26%) CESG Infosec
11 5 (0.26%) GxP
11 5 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.21%) GLP
12 4 (0.21%) GMP
System Software
1 46 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.09%) HDFS
3 18 (0.93%) Docker
4 12 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.26%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.052%) RACF
9 1 (0.052%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 27 (1.40%) Puppet
2 23 (1.19%) Ansible
3 19 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
5 12 (0.62%) SCCM
6 9 (0.47%) Nagios
7 8 (0.41%) QRadar
8 7 (0.36%) Mesos
9 6 (0.31%) Kibana
10 5 (0.26%) Ambari
10 5 (0.26%) IBM BigFix
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle Flashback
11 4 (0.21%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.16%) CFEngine
12 3 (0.16%) CSIRT
12 3 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
12 3 (0.16%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 287 (14.83%) Oracle
2 266 (13.75%) Microsoft
3 137 (7.08%) Tableau
4 93 (4.81%) SAP
5 71 (3.67%) Google
6 59 (3.05%) Informatica
7 42 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
8 39 (2.02%) IBM
8 39 (2.02%) Teradata
9 38 (1.96%) Cognos
10 33 (1.71%) Cloudera
11 24 (1.24%) Citrix
11 24 (1.24%) FNZ
12 23 (1.19%) Talend
13 18 (0.93%) Adobe
13 18 (0.93%) HP
14 15 (0.78%) CA
14 15 (0.78%) Splunk
15 14 (0.72%) Hortonworks
15 14 (0.72%) MicroStrategy