Period
to 23 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 23 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 131 132
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 2029 2080 2045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 1.98% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.36% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1434 1365
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +9.00% -3.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 63 69
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -11.11% -19.64%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.55 £10.43
90th Percentile £40.30 £35.40 £52.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.94 £23.00
% change year-on-year +0.32% -17.65% -17.86%

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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +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 23 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 23 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 23 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 -5 1841 £450 +9.09% 257
London -11 1009 £475 +5.56% 118
UK excluding London +6 992 £409 +9.00% 154
South East +8 329 £425 +6.25% 45
North of England +34 179 £425 +9.68% 35
Scotland +63 152 £400 +9.59% 11
South West +28 116 £408 +8.17% 19
Midlands -24 111 £393 -0.32% 19
North West +25 101 £400 +14.29% 19
East of England -61 91 £400 +33.33% 21
West Midlands -21 74 £375 -6.25% 11
Yorkshire +1 63 £425 +6.25% 13
East Midlands -9 35 £400 +23.08% 7
North East +59 22 £425 +13.33% 3
Wales -2 14 £325 -18.75% 3
Northern Ireland -39 3 £338 +39.90% 1

For the 6 months to 23 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 (40.71%) SQL
2 655 (32.28%) Finance
3 440 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
4 436 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
5 407 (20.06%) Data Modelling
6 366 (18.04%) Microsoft Excel
7 334 (16.46%) Banking
8 312 (15.38%) Analytics
9 301 (14.83%) Business Intelligence
10 280 (13.80%) Microsoft
11 278 (13.70%) SQL Server
11 278 (13.70%) Business Analysis
12 256 (12.62%) ETL
13 254 (12.52%) Data Warehouse
13 254 (12.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 245 (12.07%) Migration
14 245 (12.07%) Oracle
15 228 (11.24%) Data Quality
16 209 (10.30%) Project Management
17 201 (9.91%) Data Management
18 176 (8.67%) Degree
19 173 (8.53%) Data Migration
19 173 (8.53%) Python
20 151 (7.44%) Visualisation
21 145 (7.15%) Big Data
22 142 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
22 142 (7.00%) Management Information System
23 128 (6.31%) Retail
24 122 (6.01%) XML
25 121 (5.96%) Scrum

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
1 101 (4.98%) SAS
2 55 (2.71%) Apache Spark
3 50 (2.46%) Confluence
4 46 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 17 (0.84%) Apache Pig
6 15 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 13 (0.64%) Apache Solr
7 13 (0.64%) CMS
8 12 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.44%) Apache
10 7 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (0.30%) IIS
11 6 (0.30%) Luigi
11 6 (0.30%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.25%) Jupyter
12 5 (0.25%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.20%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 366 (18.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 142 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
3 88 (4.34%) MS Visio
4 84 (4.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 48 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
6 42 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.69%) 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 (0.099%) Mingle
12 2 (0.099%) Simulink
13 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.049%) Vectorworks
13 1 (0.049%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 38 (1.87%) Markit EDM
2 35 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 11 (0.54%) Sonata
5 8 (0.39%) Primavera
5 8 (0.39%) SAP FI
5 8 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
5 8 (0.39%) thinkFolio
6 7 (0.34%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.30%) iTrent
7 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.30%) Oracle TCA
7 6 (0.30%) SAP GRC
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 60 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.48%) Google Analytics
4 16 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.64%) SaaS
6 12 (0.59%) Office 365
7 10 (0.49%) GitHub
8 9 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.39%) AdWords
10 6 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.30%) Slack
10 6 (0.30%) Trello
11 5 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
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%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.79%) Internet
1 16 (0.79%) SMS
2 15 (0.74%) Firewall
3 12 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (0.49%) DNS
4 10 (0.49%) Network Security
5 9 (0.44%) HTTP
6 7 (0.34%) DHCP
6 7 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.30%) LAN
7 6 (0.30%) WAN
8 5 (0.25%) Intranet
9 4 (0.20%) MPLS
9 4 (0.20%) NAS
10 3 (0.15%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.15%) LDAP
10 3 (0.15%) VPLS
10 3 (0.15%) VPN
10 3 (0.15%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 254 (12.52%) Data Warehouse
3 145 (7.15%) Big Data
4 118 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 110 (5.42%) Hadoop
6 89 (4.39%) Relational Database
7 86 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 80 (3.94%) Data Mining
8 80 (3.94%) NoSQL
9 69 (3.40%) QlikView
10 53 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
11 52 (2.56%) MongoDB
12 46 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 43 (2.12%) Oracle Database
14 42 (2.07%) Power BI
15 39 (1.92%) Apache Hive
15 39 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
16 37 (1.82%) MS Access
17 29 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
18 28 (1.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 97 (4.78%) JIRA
2 58 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 24 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 21 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (1.03%) TeamCity
5 17 (0.84%) ERwin
6 16 (0.79%) Subversion
7 14 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
8 12 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.44%) Axure RP
9 9 (0.44%) Vagrant
10 8 (0.39%) PowerDesigner
11 7 (0.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 5 (0.25%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.25%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.25%) LSMW
12 5 (0.25%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.20%) Maven
13 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 655 (32.28%) Finance
2 334 (16.46%) Banking
3 128 (6.31%) Retail
4 113 (5.57%) Investment Banking
5 94 (4.63%) Marketing
6 70 (3.45%) Front Office
7 57 (2.81%) Legal
8 44 (2.17%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 29 (1.43%) Back Office
11 27 (1.33%) Manufacturing
12 25 (1.23%) Retail Banking
13 24 (1.18%) Publishing
14 23 (1.13%) Law
15 22 (1.08%) Advertising
15 22 (1.08%) Financial Institution
16 15 (0.74%) Games
17 11 (0.54%) Electronics
18 10 (0.49%) Billing
19 8 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1073 (52.88%) Analyst
2 481 (23.71%) Data Analyst
3 366 (18.04%) Business Analyst
4 311 (15.33%) Developer
5 115 (5.67%) Architect
6 95 (4.68%) SQL Analyst
7 93 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
8 87 (4.29%) Consultant
8 87 (4.29%) Data Business Analyst
9 81 (3.99%) Data Architect
10 77 (3.79%) SQL Data Analyst
11 73 (3.60%) SQL Developer
12 70 (3.45%) Banking Analyst
13 66 (3.25%) Business Data Analyst
14 62 (3.06%) Data Engineer
15 57 (2.81%) Project Manager
16 54 (2.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 53 (2.61%) Systems Analyst
18 46 (2.27%) Technical Analyst
19 43 (2.12%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (6.01%) XML
2 60 (2.96%) .NET
3 44 (2.17%) HTML
4 41 (2.02%) JSON
5 38 (1.87%) AngularJS
5 38 (1.87%) CSS
6 36 (1.77%) REST
7 34 (1.68%) Web Services
8 30 (1.48%) ASP.NET
8 30 (1.48%) Kafka
9 25 (1.23%) Node.js
9 25 (1.23%) NumPy
10 23 (1.13%) XML Schema
11 21 (1.03%) XSD
12 18 (0.89%) FpML
12 18 (0.89%) Spring
12 18 (0.89%) XSLT
13 17 (0.84%) RESTful
13 17 (0.84%) SOAP
14 16 (0.79%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 440 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (7.00%) Management Information System
3 97 (4.78%) Data Structures
4 85 (4.19%) Computer Science
5 59 (2.91%) User Experience
6 45 (2.22%) Fixed Income
7 42 (2.07%) Equities
8 41 (2.02%) Reference Data
9 32 (1.58%) NHS
10 31 (1.53%) Derivative
11 26 (1.28%) Credit Risk
11 26 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 25 (1.23%) Market Risk
13 24 (1.18%) Algorithms
14 22 (1.08%) Virtual Team
15 20 (0.99%) Fintech
16 19 (0.94%) Taxonomies
17 18 (0.89%) Data Centre
18 16 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
19 13 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 113 (5.57%) Linux
2 97 (4.78%) Unix
3 77 (3.79%) Windows
4 11 (0.54%) Windows 10
5 10 (0.49%) CentOS
6 9 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.34%) 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 (0.049%) AIX
11 1 (0.049%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.049%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.049%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.049%) Solaris
11 1 (0.049%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.049%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.049%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (20.06%) Data Modelling
3 312 (15.38%) Analytics
4 301 (14.83%) Business Intelligence
5 278 (13.70%) Business Analysis
6 256 (12.62%) ETL
7 254 (12.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 245 (12.07%) Migration
9 209 (10.30%) Project Management
10 201 (9.91%) Data Management
11 173 (8.53%) Data Migration
12 151 (7.44%) Visualisation
13 121 (5.96%) Scrum
14 113 (5.57%) Data Architecture
15 111 (5.47%) SDLC
16 105 (5.17%) Data Integration
17 103 (5.08%) Data Mapping
18 100 (4.93%) Data Analytics
19 98 (4.83%) User Acceptance Testing
20 91 (4.48%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 826 (40.71%) SQL
2 173 (8.53%) Python
3 107 (5.27%) VBA
4 101 (4.98%) Java
5 89 (4.39%) R
6 80 (3.94%) C#
7 69 (3.40%) T-SQL
8 64 (3.15%) JavaScript
9 55 (2.71%) PL/SQL
10 46 (2.27%) Scala
11 29 (1.43%) Bash Shell
12 28 (1.38%) PowerShell
13 26 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.18%) C
15 23 (1.13%) Perl
16 21 (1.03%) PHP
17 20 (0.99%) C++
18 17 (0.84%) XPath
19 16 (0.79%) AWK
19 16 (0.79%) sed
Qualifications
1 176 (8.67%) Degree
2 111 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 67 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.08%) PhD
5 20 (0.99%) ISEB
5 20 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
6 16 (0.79%) PMI Certification
7 15 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (0.69%) PMP
9 9 (0.44%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.39%) ACCA
10 8 (0.39%) CIMA
10 8 (0.39%) CISSP
10 8 (0.39%) HND
11 7 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.30%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (11.24%) Data Quality
2 100 (4.93%) GDPR
3 92 (4.53%) QA
4 46 (2.27%) PMO
5 32 (1.58%) MiFID
5 32 (1.58%) SLA
6 27 (1.33%) EMIR
7 22 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
10 13 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
11 10 (0.49%) FINREP
12 9 (0.44%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.39%) Solvency II
14 6 (0.30%) ISO 20022
15 5 (0.25%) COREP
15 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
16 4 (0.20%) Basel III
16 4 (0.20%) GCP
16 4 (0.20%) IFRS
System Software
1 26 (1.28%) Docker
2 13 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.44%) HDFS
4 7 (0.34%) 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 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.049%) Firmware
9 1 (0.049%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.049%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.049%) RACF
9 1 (0.049%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
2 10 (0.49%) Kibana
3 9 (0.44%) QRadar
3 9 (0.44%) SCCM
4 7 (0.34%) 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
1 280 (13.80%) Microsoft
2 245 (12.07%) Oracle
3 121 (5.96%) Tableau
4 103 (5.08%) SAP
5 82 (4.04%) IBM
6 51 (2.51%) Informatica
7 49 (2.41%) Cognos
8 35 (1.72%) Google
9 33 (1.63%) Splunk
10 29 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
11 28 (1.38%) Teradata
12 24 (1.18%) Cloudera
13 17 (0.84%) JDA
13 17 (0.84%) ServiceNow
14 16 (0.79%) Greenplum
15 15 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
15 15 (0.74%) Workday
16 14 (0.69%) Netezza
16 14 (0.69%) Talend
17 12 (0.59%) HP