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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 143 110
Rank change year-on-year +17 -33  
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 925 965 1099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 1.80% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.15% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 677 754
UK median daily rate £434 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.56% +3.22%  
10th Percentile £263 £247 £213
90th Percentile £600 £588 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 23 25
UK median hourly rate £19.66 £15.06 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.54% -33.06%  
10th Percentile £11.59 £10.68 £11.25
90th Percentile £37.50 £30.60 £51.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £14.15 £22.50
% change year-on-year +34.27% -37.11%  

Data Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £305 £283 £274
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Analysis in the UK

Data Analysis
Top 11 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 834 £438 +9.37% 228
London 0 489 £475 +5.55% 94
UK excluding London +15 426 £400 +5.26% 144
South East -12 112 £413 +3.12% 40
North of England +24 72 £400 - 40
Scotland +57 71 £400 +6.66% 6
Midlands 0 66 £393 +4.66% 21
South West +7 56 £375 +11.94% 17
East of England -24 37 £416 +11.00% 17
Wales -4 7 £378 +7.47% 3
Northern Ireland - 5 £463 -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 769 (42.79%) SQL
2 654 (36.39%) Finance
3 410 (22.82%) Analytical Skills
4 394 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
5 370 (20.59%) Microsoft Excel
6 337 (18.75%) Data Modelling
7 308 (17.14%) Oracle
8 288 (16.03%) Analytics
9 283 (15.75%) Business Analysis
10 280 (15.58%) Business Intelligence
11 266 (14.80%) Microsoft
12 252 (14.02%) Data Warehouse
13 242 (13.47%) Banking
14 238 (13.24%) ETL
15 228 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 205 (11.41%) SQL Server
17 199 (11.07%) Degree
18 197 (10.96%) Migration
19 195 (10.85%) Relational Database
20 179 (9.96%) Python
21 166 (9.24%) Project Management
21 166 (9.24%) Data Management
22 165 (9.18%) Data Quality
23 157 (8.74%) XML
24 151 (8.40%) Management Information System
25 144 (8.01%) Big Data
26 131 (7.29%) SDLC
27 130 (7.23%) Visualisation
28 125 (6.96%) Java
29 120 (6.68%) Data Migration

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
1 103 (5.73%) SAS
2 51 (2.84%) Apache Spark
3 41 (2.28%) SharePoint
4 35 (1.95%) Confluence
5 22 (1.22%) Apache Pig
6 19 (1.06%) Apache
7 11 (0.61%) CMS
8 10 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.50%) Apache Solr
9 9 (0.50%) JBoss
9 9 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.33%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.28%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.17%) GeoServer
14 2 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.11%) IIS
14 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 370 (20.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 109 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
3 103 (5.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 56 (3.12%) MS Visio
5 54 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
6 35 (1.95%) SPSS
7 28 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.33%) Stata
9 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.056%) Simulink
9 1 (0.056%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.056%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 25 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
4 8 (0.45%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.39%) thinkFolio
6 6 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.33%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.33%) Workday HCM
7 5 (0.28%) iTrent
7 5 (0.28%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.22%) SAP GRC
9 3 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 3 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle TCA
9 3 (0.17%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 68 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (1.50%) Google Analytics
4 20 (1.11%) Office 365
5 18 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (0.89%) SaaS
8 11 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.56%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
11 7 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
12 6 (0.33%) AdWords
12 6 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.28%) G Suite
13 5 (0.28%) IaaS
14 4 (0.22%) GitHub
15 3 (0.17%) Bluemix
15 3 (0.17%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.78%) Firewall
2 11 (0.61%) Internet
3 10 (0.56%) HTTP
4 7 (0.39%) Network Security
5 5 (0.28%) MQTT
5 5 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.22%) Intranet
6 4 (0.22%) LAN
6 4 (0.22%) LDAP
6 4 (0.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.22%) TETRA
7 3 (0.17%) DNS
7 3 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.17%) MPLS
7 3 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.17%) SMS
8 2 (0.11%) 4G
8 2 (0.11%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.11%) VoIP
8 2 (0.11%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (14.02%) Data Warehouse
2 205 (11.41%) SQL Server
3 195 (10.85%) Relational Database
4 144 (8.01%) Big Data
5 115 (6.40%) Hadoop
6 111 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 83 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 63 (3.51%) QlikView
9 55 (3.06%) Data Mining
10 51 (2.84%) NoSQL
11 50 (2.78%) Oracle Database
12 49 (2.73%) Power BI
13 46 (2.56%) MS Access
14 41 (2.28%) Apache Hive
15 40 (2.23%) DB2
16 39 (2.17%) RDBMS
17 37 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 34 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
18 34 (1.89%) MySQL
19 32 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 53 (2.95%) JIRA
2 40 (2.23%) Talend Open Studio
3 23 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (1.22%) ERwin
5 18 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 18 (1.00%) PowerDesigner
6 17 (0.95%) Visual Studio
7 13 (0.72%) Git (software)
8 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.28%) Gradle
9 5 (0.28%) Toad
10 4 (0.22%) Axure RP
10 4 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (0.22%) Maven
10 4 (0.22%) Selenium
10 4 (0.22%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.22%) Subversion
10 4 (0.22%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.17%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.17%) JUnit
General
1 654 (36.39%) Finance
2 242 (13.47%) Banking
3 85 (4.73%) Marketing
4 81 (4.51%) Investment Banking
4 81 (4.51%) Retail
5 70 (3.90%) Legal
6 51 (2.84%) Front Office
6 51 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.95%) Back Office
8 33 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 23 (1.28%) Financial Institution
11 18 (1.00%) Electronics
12 17 (0.95%) Advertising
12 17 (0.95%) Publishing
13 16 (0.89%) Retail Banking
14 14 (0.78%) Law
15 13 (0.72%) French Language
16 8 (0.45%) German Language
17 7 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 985 (54.81%) Analyst
2 369 (20.53%) Data Analyst
3 313 (17.42%) Business Analyst
4 224 (12.47%) Developer
5 147 (8.18%) Systems Analyst
6 86 (4.79%) SQL Analyst
7 84 (4.67%) Data Business Analyst
8 74 (4.12%) Consultant
9 70 (3.90%) Architect
10 62 (3.45%) Oracle Analyst
11 57 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
12 49 (2.73%) Insurance Systems Analyst
13 48 (2.67%) Pensions Analyst
14 47 (2.62%) Technical Analyst
15 46 (2.56%) Data Architect
16 45 (2.50%) Data Scientist
17 44 (2.45%) Excel Analyst
17 44 (2.45%) SQL Data Analyst
18 40 (2.23%) SQL Developer
19 39 (2.17%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (8.74%) XML
2 116 (6.46%) Web Services
3 40 (2.23%) .NET
4 31 (1.73%) HTML
5 30 (1.67%) REST
6 28 (1.56%) JSON
7 26 (1.45%) SOAP
8 23 (1.28%) CSS
8 23 (1.28%) Middleware
9 21 (1.17%) Node.js
9 21 (1.17%) XML Schema
10 18 (1.00%) RESTful
11 17 (0.95%) J2EE
11 17 (0.95%) Kafka
12 14 (0.78%) AngularJS
13 13 (0.72%) Natural Language Processing
13 13 (0.72%) XSD
14 11 (0.61%) ASP.NET
14 11 (0.61%) JMS
14 11 (0.61%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 410 (22.82%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (8.40%) Management Information System
3 67 (3.73%) Data Structures
4 56 (3.12%) Computer Science
5 40 (2.23%) NHS
6 38 (2.11%) User Experience
7 37 (2.06%) Algorithms
8 31 (1.73%) Private Cloud
9 27 (1.50%) Market Risk
10 26 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
11 25 (1.39%) Equities
11 25 (1.39%) Reference Data
12 24 (1.34%) Mainframe
13 21 (1.17%) Derivative
13 21 (1.17%) Fintech
13 21 (1.17%) Virtual Team
14 20 (1.11%) Credit Risk
15 19 (1.06%) Fixed Income
16 16 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 15 (0.83%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 113 (6.29%) Linux
2 108 (6.01%) Windows
3 85 (4.73%) Unix
4 13 (0.72%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.67%) Windows Vista
6 8 (0.45%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.39%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.28%) Android
8 5 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.11%) CentOS
11 2 (0.11%) Solaris
12 1 (0.056%) AIX
12 1 (0.056%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (18.75%) Data Modelling
3 288 (16.03%) Analytics
4 283 (15.75%) Business Analysis
5 280 (15.58%) Business Intelligence
6 238 (13.24%) ETL
7 228 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 197 (10.96%) Migration
9 166 (9.24%) Data Management
9 166 (9.24%) Project Management
10 131 (7.29%) SDLC
11 130 (7.23%) Visualisation
12 120 (6.68%) Data Migration
13 118 (6.57%) Data Analytics
14 97 (5.40%) Scrum
15 96 (5.34%) OO
16 83 (4.62%) Data Mapping
17 82 (4.56%) Validation
18 78 (4.34%) OOD
19 77 (4.28%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 769 (42.79%) SQL
2 179 (9.96%) Python
3 125 (6.96%) Java
4 104 (5.79%) VBA
5 62 (3.45%) R
6 55 (3.06%) C#
7 54 (3.01%) PL/SQL
8 49 (2.73%) JavaScript
8 49 (2.73%) T-SQL
9 32 (1.78%) Scala
10 27 (1.50%) VB
11 25 (1.39%) C
12 24 (1.34%) C++
12 24 (1.34%) MATLAB
13 16 (0.89%) Perl
14 14 (0.78%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.72%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.61%) PHP
17 9 (0.50%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 199 (11.07%) Degree
2 93 (5.18%) Security Cleared
3 66 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.78%) ISEB
6 13 (0.72%) PhD
7 12 (0.67%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.67%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.56%) PMP
9 9 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (0.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 8 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.45%) CISSP
11 7 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (0.39%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.33%) CISA
12 6 (0.33%) HND
13 5 (0.28%) CIMA
13 5 (0.28%) Postgraduate
13 5 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (9.18%) Data Quality
2 70 (3.90%) QA
3 45 (2.50%) MiFID
4 32 (1.78%) PMO
5 25 (1.39%) EMIR
5 25 (1.39%) GDPR
6 21 (1.17%) SLA
7 18 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
8 16 (0.89%) ISO 20022
9 13 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
10 12 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.61%) Solvency II
12 8 (0.45%) WCAG
13 7 (0.39%) PCI DSS
14 6 (0.33%) IFRS
15 5 (0.28%) FINREP
15 5 (0.28%) IFRS 9
16 3 (0.17%) COBIT
17 2 (0.11%) GCP
System Software
1 20 (1.11%) HDFS
2 13 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.61%) Apache Flume
3 11 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.50%) Docker
5 6 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.11%) XenApp
6 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.056%) GeoWebCache
7 1 (0.056%) KVM
7 1 (0.056%) LXC
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.056%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.056%) vCloud
7 1 (0.056%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.056%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (0.83%) Puppet
2 14 (0.78%) Ansible
2 14 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
3 10 (0.56%) Terraform
4 5 (0.28%) SCCM
5 4 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle EDQ
6 3 (0.17%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.17%) Mesos
7 2 (0.11%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.11%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.11%) Nagios
7 2 (0.11%) QRadar
7 2 (0.11%) Salt
7 2 (0.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.056%) Control-M
8 1 (0.056%) DameWare
8 1 (0.056%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 308 (17.14%) Oracle
2 266 (14.80%) Microsoft
3 82 (4.56%) Tableau
4 80 (4.45%) SAP
5 46 (2.56%) Informatica
6 44 (2.45%) IBM
7 40 (2.23%) Talend
8 38 (2.11%) Google
9 32 (1.78%) Teradata
10 30 (1.67%) Cognos
11 29 (1.61%) Cloudera
12 24 (1.34%) Greenplum
13 21 (1.17%) Splunk
14 17 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
15 16 (0.89%) ServiceNow
16 14 (0.78%) Alteryx
17 12 (0.67%) VMware
17 12 (0.67%) Workday
18 11 (0.61%) Hyperion
18 11 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
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