Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 132 127
Rank change year-on-year -17 -5 +6
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1,892 2,062 2,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.80% 2.00% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.32% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,211 1,415 1,393
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% -1.79%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £241
90th Percentile £600 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £376
% change year-on-year -4.76% +11.85% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 53 65
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -5.00% -3.03%
10th Percentile £13.04 £11.48 £11.10
90th Percentile £40.48 £39.50 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.37 £19.00 £19.31
% change year-on-year +1.96% -1.58% -4.96%

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 91,003 88,700 86,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.79% 85.87% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,238 59,225 57,246
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,336 2,067 2,452
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.60 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.23 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.10% +11.11% -

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -18 1,752 £438 -2.78% 406
UK excluding London -27 944 £400 -4.76% 271
London -18 922 £475 - 165
South East -27 286 £423 -1.74% 62
North of England +7 210 £375 -11.76% 61
Midlands +9 130 £400 +3.23% 46
South West -29 106 £400 -5.88% 29
Scotland -37 103 £388 -3.13% 18
North West -22 96 £350 -16.67% 35
East of England -2 95 £438 +12.90% 43
Yorkshire +20 94 £400 -5.88% 16
West Midlands -15 93 £388 +3.33% 30
East Midlands +20 36 £419 +4.69% 16
North East -18 20 £350 -17.65% 10
Northern Ireland +34 8 £400 +18.52% 3
Wales -33 8 £375 +15.38% 9

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 752 (39.75%) SQL
2 560 (29.60%) Finance
3 473 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 418 (22.09%) Microsoft Excel
5 362 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
6 343 (18.13%) ETL
7 327 (17.28%) Analytics
8 324 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
9 320 (16.91%) Data Modelling
10 302 (15.96%) SQL Server
11 301 (15.91%) Microsoft
12 270 (14.27%) Python
13 246 (13.00%) Data Warehouse
13 246 (13.00%) Migration
14 218 (11.52%) Oracle
15 212 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 205 (10.84%) Data Quality
17 202 (10.68%) Degree
18 195 (10.31%) Business Analysis
19 183 (9.67%) Banking
20 181 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
21 175 (9.25%) Data Management
22 174 (9.20%) Visualisation
23 173 (9.14%) Big Data
24 172 (9.09%) Data Migration
25 167 (8.83%) Tableau
26 166 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
27 153 (8.09%) Scrum
28 150 (7.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 148 (7.82%) Windows

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 74 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 70 (3.70%) SAS
3 67 (3.54%) Apache Spark
4 51 (2.70%) Confluence
5 15 (0.79%) Apache
5 15 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.42%) Apache Qpid
6 8 (0.42%) Jupyter
6 8 (0.42%) NServiceBus
6 8 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (0.37%) CMS
7 7 (0.37%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.32%) IIS
8 6 (0.32%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.26%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.21%) Drupal
10 4 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.16%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 418 (22.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 141 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
3 99 (5.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 85 (4.49%) MS Visio
5 38 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.53%) SPSS
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.16%) InVision
8 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.11%) Stata
10 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 8 (0.42%) FastStats
5 7 (0.37%) AquaLogic BPM
5 7 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.32%) HFM
6 6 (0.32%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.32%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.26%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.26%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.21%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 166 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.12%) Amazon S3
4 54 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
5 44 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 38 (2.01%) Google Analytics
7 32 (1.69%) Office 365
8 27 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
9 24 (1.27%) PaaS
10 23 (1.22%) Amazon EMR
10 23 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
11 18 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
12 17 (0.90%) SaaS
13 12 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.63%) IaaS
14 8 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
14 8 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.42%) Serverless
15 7 (0.37%) GitHub
16 6 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.16%) Internet
1 22 (1.16%) VPN
2 15 (0.79%) DNS
3 11 (0.58%) Network Security
4 7 (0.37%) FTP
4 7 (0.37%) LAN
4 7 (0.37%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.32%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.26%) HTTP
6 5 (0.26%) Intranet
6 5 (0.26%) SMS
7 4 (0.21%) Firewall
7 4 (0.21%) NAS
7 4 (0.21%) SSL
8 3 (0.16%) DHCP
8 3 (0.16%) MQTT
8 3 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.11%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.11%) WAN
9 2 (0.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 246 (13.00%) Data Warehouse
3 173 (9.14%) Big Data
4 150 (7.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 146 (7.72%) Power BI
6 134 (7.08%) Hadoop
7 119 (6.29%) Relational Database
8 117 (6.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 108 (5.71%) Apache Hive
10 73 (3.86%) QlikView
11 61 (3.22%) Data Mining
12 59 (3.12%) BusinessObjects
13 57 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 50 (2.64%) Oracle Database
15 47 (2.48%) Sqoop
16 41 (2.17%) Impala
17 38 (2.01%) MS Access
18 36 (1.90%) Data Lake
18 36 (1.90%) RDBMS
19 35 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 87 (4.60%) JIRA
2 84 (4.44%) Jenkins
3 39 (2.06%) Git (software)
4 29 (1.53%) ERwin
5 25 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (1.32%) Toad
6 21 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 20 (1.06%) Selenium
8 19 (1.00%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.63%) HP UFT
9 12 (0.63%) Maven
9 12 (0.63%) SoapUI
9 12 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (0.48%) IDA Disassembler
10 9 (0.48%) OllyDbg
11 8 (0.42%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.32%) JUnit
12 6 (0.32%) Subversion
12 6 (0.32%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.26%) PowerDesigner
General
1 560 (29.60%) Finance
2 183 (9.67%) Banking
3 110 (5.81%) Marketing
4 65 (3.44%) Retail
5 59 (3.12%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.43%) Front Office
7 41 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 37 (1.96%) Legal
9 34 (1.80%) Law
10 32 (1.69%) Back Office
11 29 (1.53%) Financial Institution
12 27 (1.43%) Manufacturing
13 25 (1.32%) Publishing
14 22 (1.16%) Electronics
14 22 (1.16%) Retail Banking
15 20 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.63%) Private Banking
17 10 (0.53%) Advertising
18 9 (0.48%) General Ledger
19 6 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 976 (51.59%) Analyst
2 436 (23.04%) Data Analyst
3 316 (16.70%) Business Analyst
4 264 (13.95%) Developer
5 111 (5.87%) SQL Analyst
6 85 (4.49%) Architect
7 81 (4.28%) SQL Data Analyst
8 78 (4.12%) SQL Developer
9 62 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
10 60 (3.17%) Data Business Analyst
11 59 (3.12%) Data Scientist
12 57 (3.01%) Data Engineer
13 54 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 51 (2.70%) Consultant
15 50 (2.64%) Data Architect
15 50 (2.64%) Excel Analyst
15 50 (2.64%) Technical Analyst
16 45 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 39 (2.06%) Project Manager
18 37 (1.96%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (3.44%) XML
2 55 (2.91%) Web Services
3 44 (2.33%) .NET
4 41 (2.17%) REST
5 40 (2.11%) JSON
6 31 (1.64%) Kafka
7 30 (1.59%) SOAP
8 18 (0.95%) HTML
8 18 (0.95%) PySpark
9 16 (0.85%) AngularJS
10 14 (0.74%) NumPy
10 14 (0.74%) Spring
10 14 (0.74%) TensorFlow
11 13 (0.69%) D3.js
11 13 (0.69%) XML Schema
12 12 (0.63%) Hibernate
12 12 (0.63%) Pandas
13 11 (0.58%) Natural Language Processing
13 11 (0.58%) React
13 11 (0.58%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 362 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (5.07%) Self-Motivation
3 84 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 58 (3.07%) Data Structures
5 52 (2.75%) User Experience
6 51 (2.70%) Wiki
7 49 (2.59%) Algorithms
8 48 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
9 41 (2.17%) Equities
10 31 (1.64%) Fixed Income
11 26 (1.37%) Derivative
12 25 (1.32%) Virtual Team
13 24 (1.27%) Data Centre
14 19 (1.00%) Reference Data
15 18 (0.95%) NHS
16 17 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 14 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
17 14 (0.74%) Fintech
18 12 (0.63%) Social Media
19 11 (0.58%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 148 (7.82%) Windows
2 100 (5.29%) Unix
3 60 (3.17%) Linux
4 29 (1.53%) Windows 10
5 14 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 12 (0.63%) Android
7 7 (0.37%) CentOS
8 5 (0.26%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.16%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.053%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.053%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (18.13%) ETL
3 327 (17.28%) Analytics
4 324 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
5 320 (16.91%) Data Modelling
6 246 (13.00%) Migration
7 212 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 195 (10.31%) Business Analysis
9 181 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
10 175 (9.25%) Data Management
11 174 (9.20%) Visualisation
12 172 (9.09%) Data Migration
13 153 (8.09%) Scrum
14 146 (7.72%) Data Science
15 142 (7.51%) Project Management
16 127 (6.71%) Validation
17 102 (5.39%) Data Visualisation
17 102 (5.39%) SDLC
18 98 (5.18%) Data Mapping
19 96 (5.07%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 752 (39.75%) SQL
2 270 (14.27%) Python
3 135 (7.14%) Java
4 116 (6.13%) T-SQL
5 91 (4.81%) R
6 78 (4.12%) Bash Shell
7 76 (4.02%) VBA
8 68 (3.59%) PowerShell
9 63 (3.33%) Shell Script
10 60 (3.17%) PL/SQL
11 48 (2.54%) JavaScript
12 47 (2.48%) C#
13 46 (2.43%) Korn
14 41 (2.17%) Perl
15 32 (1.69%) VB
16 27 (1.43%) C++
17 24 (1.27%) C
18 23 (1.22%) Scala
19 20 (1.06%) Ruby
20 19 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 202 (10.68%) Degree
2 102 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 68 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.27%) Master's Degree
5 22 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (1.16%) PhD
6 20 (1.06%) ISEB
6 20 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
7 15 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.63%) CISSP
9 11 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.48%) CISM
11 9 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (0.42%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.42%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.42%) PMP
12 8 (0.42%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 7 (0.37%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (10.84%) Data Quality
2 104 (5.50%) QA
3 63 (3.33%) GDPR
4 47 (2.48%) PMO
5 34 (1.80%) SLA
6 17 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.42%) MiFID
10 6 (0.32%) ISO 20022
11 4 (0.21%) EMIR
11 4 (0.21%) IFRS
11 4 (0.21%) ISO 15022
11 4 (0.21%) ISO 8583
11 4 (0.21%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.16%) WCAG
13 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 58 (3.07%) HDFS
2 21 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.53%) Docker
4 5 (0.26%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.16%) SRDF
5 3 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.11%) vSphere
7 1 (0.053%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 56 (2.96%) Ansible
2 54 (2.85%) Puppet
3 53 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (1.96%) Hadoop YARN
5 24 (1.27%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.53%) Kibana
7 9 (0.48%) Nagios
8 8 (0.42%) SCCM
8 8 (0.42%) Suricata
8 8 (0.42%) Terraform
9 7 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.37%) Oozie
10 5 (0.26%) Control-M
10 5 (0.26%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.16%) logstash
11 3 (0.16%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.053%) Nessus
13 1 (0.053%) SCVMM
13 1 (0.053%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 301 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 218 (11.52%) Oracle
3 167 (8.83%) Tableau
4 97 (5.13%) SAP
5 73 (3.86%) Google
6 57 (3.01%) Cloudera
7 43 (2.27%) Informatica
8 35 (1.85%) IBM
8 35 (1.85%) Teradata
9 26 (1.37%) Alteryx
10 24 (1.27%) Hortonworks
10 24 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (1.11%) Workday
12 19 (1.00%) Reuters
13 18 (0.95%) Splunk
14 17 (0.90%) Adobe
15 14 (0.74%) HP
16 13 (0.69%) Cognos
16 13 (0.69%) Hyperion
16 13 (0.69%) ServiceNow