Period
to 18 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Data Analytics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Analytics over the 6 months to 18 September 2021 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 Analytics
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 211 259 261
Rank change year-on-year +48 +2 +35
Contract jobs citing Data Analytics 975 295 959
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 0.98% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.13% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 208 636
10th Percentile £363 £328 £344
25th Percentile £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +10.53%
75th Percentile £638 £613 £613
90th Percentile £738 £711 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £445 £470
% change year-on-year +12.36% -5.32% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 20
10th Percentile £21.80 £17.70 £9.65
25th Percentile £25.25 £18.00 £10.10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £48.00 £17.25
Median % change year-on-year -33.33% +178.26% -24.89%
75th Percentile £32.50 £61.00 £24.44
90th Percentile £32.80 £61.45 £26.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% +12.12% -28.04%

Data Analytics 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 70,174 26,077 78,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 88.97% 87.05% 87.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,430 17,497 52,184
10th Percentile £319 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,703 762 2,198
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.75 £16.06 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.50 £26.00 £22.78
Median % change year-on-year -5.77% +14.16% +18.31%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £45.25
90th Percentile £62.50 £56.45 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +20.84%

Data Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Analytics as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analytics in the UK

Data Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Analytics.

Daily rate trend for Data Analytics in the UK

Data Analytics
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Analytics over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Analytics in the UK

Data Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Analytics.

Hourly rate trend for Data Analytics in the UK

Data Analytics
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Analytics over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Analytics in the UK

Data Analytics
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analytics within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 2021. 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 +38 827 £550 +10.00% 280
London +23 512 £566 +7.86% 149
UK excluding London -3 294 £500 +12.36% 150
Work from Home -75 234 £500 - 49
Midlands +4 104 £517 +16.18% 35
West Midlands +15 99 £514 +15.39% 18
South East -46 87 £477 +10.74% 25
Scotland -44 34 £515 +8.42% 10
North of England -80 28 £583 +16.60% 49
South West -30 19 £468 +9.45% 10
East of England -31 18 £413 +17.86% 11
North West -61 15 £650 +30.00% 30
Yorkshire -34 10 £583 - 15
East Midlands -31 5 £600 +50.00% 17
Wales - 4 £418 - 4
North East -14 3 £300 -36.84% 4
Northern Ireland -4 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analytics 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 Analytics.

1 975 (100.00%) Analytics
2 374 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
3 318 (32.62%) SQL
4 266 (27.28%) Business Intelligence
5 245 (25.13%) Azure
6 239 (24.51%) Python
7 200 (20.51%) Finance
8 198 (20.31%) Social Skills
9 189 (19.38%) Data Modelling
10 183 (18.77%) Data Warehouse
11 180 (18.46%) AWS
12 164 (16.82%) Power Platform
13 162 (16.62%) Power BI
14 157 (16.10%) Scrum
15 149 (15.28%) ETL
16 147 (15.08%) Big Data
17 146 (14.97%) DevOps
18 144 (14.77%) Visualisation
19 129 (13.23%) Analytical Skills
20 114 (11.69%) Microsoft
21 111 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
22 108 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
23 102 (10.46%) Java
23 102 (10.46%) JIRA
24 100 (10.26%) Hadoop
25 99 (10.15%) Software Engineering
26 94 (9.64%) Data Lake
27 89 (9.13%) Oracle
27 89 (9.13%) Data Engineering
28 88 (9.03%) Banking

Data Analytics
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 80 (8.21%) Apache Spark
2 75 (7.69%) SAS
3 64 (6.56%) Confluence
4 25 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 20 (2.05%) Apache
6 14 (1.44%) CICS
7 12 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
9 6 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (0.62%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.62%) ArcGIS
9 6 (0.62%) CMS
9 6 (0.62%) IIS
10 4 (0.41%) Mule
11 3 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.21%) PowerExchange
13 1 (0.10%) Documentum
13 1 (0.10%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 76 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.72%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.51%) Sketch
7 3 (0.31%) UserZoom
7 3 (0.31%) Zeplin
8 2 (0.21%) Figma
8 2 (0.21%) SPSS
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.10%) InVision
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.41%) SAP GTS
1 4 (0.41%) SAP MM
2 3 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.31%) Workfront
3 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle Clinical
3 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.10%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.10%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.10%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.10%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.10%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.10%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.10%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 245 (25.13%) Azure
2 180 (18.46%) AWS
3 164 (16.82%) Power Platform
4 67 (6.87%) GCP
5 47 (4.82%) Azure Data Factory
6 44 (4.51%) Serverless
7 27 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
8 24 (2.46%) Amazon S3
9 19 (1.95%) Snowflake
10 18 (1.85%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 18 (1.85%) Microsoft 365
10 18 (1.85%) PaaS
11 17 (1.74%) Amazon EMR
11 17 (1.74%) SaaS
12 16 (1.64%) Azure Storage
12 16 (1.64%) GitHub
12 16 (1.64%) PowerApps
13 14 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (1.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.92%) MQTT
2 7 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (0.72%) RTMP
3 6 (0.62%) 5G
3 6 (0.62%) Kerberos
4 5 (0.51%) 2G
4 5 (0.51%) 3G
4 5 (0.51%) 4G
5 4 (0.41%) FTP
5 4 (0.41%) Internet
6 3 (0.31%) Intranet
6 3 (0.31%) Network Security
7 2 (0.21%) Firewall
7 2 (0.21%) HTTP
8 1 (0.10%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.10%) DNS
8 1 (0.10%) GSM
8 1 (0.10%) SAN
8 1 (0.10%) SMS
8 1 (0.10%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (18.77%) Data Warehouse
2 162 (16.62%) Power BI
3 147 (15.08%) Big Data
4 100 (10.26%) Hadoop
5 94 (9.64%) Data Lake
6 76 (7.79%) SQL Server
7 69 (7.08%) Apache Hive
8 67 (6.87%) Relational Database
8 67 (6.87%) Tableau
9 50 (5.13%) NoSQL
10 40 (4.10%) HBase
11 37 (3.79%) MySQL
12 30 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
13 29 (2.97%) Amazon Redshift
13 29 (2.97%) Metadata
13 29 (2.97%) RDBMS
14 28 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (2.67%) BigQuery
16 23 (2.36%) Data Mining
16 23 (2.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 102 (10.46%) JIRA
2 72 (7.38%) Git (software)
3 64 (6.56%) Jenkins
4 39 (4.00%) Bitbucket
5 33 (3.38%) GitLab
6 12 (1.23%) Maven
6 12 (1.23%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.03%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.03%) JUnit
8 9 (0.92%) Artifactory
8 9 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.82%) Jasmine
10 7 (0.72%) git-flow
10 7 (0.72%) webpack
11 6 (0.62%) Mercurial
11 6 (0.62%) Selenium
11 6 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.51%) Cypress.io
13 4 (0.41%) Toad
13 4 (0.41%) Zephyr
General
1 200 (20.51%) Finance
2 198 (20.31%) Social Skills
3 129 (13.23%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (9.03%) Banking
5 78 (8.00%) Public Sector
6 34 (3.49%) Marketing
7 31 (3.18%) Presentation Skills
8 30 (3.08%) Investment Banking
9 29 (2.97%) Retail
10 23 (2.36%) Front Office
11 21 (2.15%) Influencing Skills
12 13 (1.33%) Legal
12 13 (1.33%) Manufacturing
12 13 (1.33%) Telecoms
13 11 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
14 9 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.82%) Electronics
15 8 (0.82%) Law
16 6 (0.62%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.62%) Billing
Job Titles
1 172 (17.64%) Developer
2 162 (16.62%) Analyst
3 123 (12.62%) Architect
4 96 (9.85%) Data Engineer
5 74 (7.59%) Data Analyst
6 72 (7.38%) Business Analyst
7 70 (7.18%) Data Architect
8 41 (4.21%) Consultant
9 37 (3.79%) Project Manager
10 32 (3.28%) Software Engineer
11 30 (3.08%) .NET Developer
12 29 (2.97%) Azure Engineer
13 27 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (2.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 24 (2.46%) C# Developer
15 23 (2.36%) Data Manager
15 23 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
16 20 (2.05%) AWS Engineer
16 20 (2.05%) Product Owner
16 20 (2.05%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (6.26%) .NET
2 50 (5.13%) Kafka
3 31 (3.18%) REST
4 30 (3.08%) GraphQL
5 25 (2.56%) Spark Streaming
5 25 (2.56%) Spring
6 24 (2.46%) React
7 23 (2.36%) JSON
7 23 (2.36%) PySpark
8 20 (2.05%) RESTful
9 19 (1.95%) Web Services
10 18 (1.85%) CSS
11 17 (1.74%) XML
12 16 (1.64%) HTML
13 14 (1.44%) AngularJS
13 14 (1.44%) Shiny
14 13 (1.33%) .NET Framework
15 11 (1.13%) .NET Core
15 11 (1.13%) NumPy
16 10 (1.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 44 (4.51%) User Experience
2 32 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
3 31 (3.18%) Algorithms
4 25 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
6 21 (2.15%) Data Structures
7 18 (1.85%) Virtual Team
8 17 (1.74%) Mainframe
9 15 (1.54%) Reference Data
10 14 (1.44%) NHS
11 12 (1.23%) Market Risk
12 11 (1.13%) Cloud Native
12 11 (1.13%) Fixed Income
13 10 (1.03%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.92%) Data Centre
15 8 (0.82%) FMCG
15 8 (0.82%) Legacy Systems
15 8 (0.82%) Replication
16 7 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
16 7 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 81 (8.31%) Linux
2 57 (5.85%) Unix
3 37 (3.79%) Windows
4 14 (1.44%) zOS
5 10 (1.03%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.51%) AIX
7 5 (0.51%) VMS
8 2 (0.21%) Android
8 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 975 (100.00%) Analytics
2 374 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
3 266 (27.28%) Business Intelligence
4 189 (19.38%) Data Modelling
5 157 (16.10%) Scrum
6 149 (15.28%) ETL
7 146 (14.97%) DevOps
8 144 (14.77%) Visualisation
9 111 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 108 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
11 99 (10.15%) Software Engineering
12 89 (9.13%) Data Engineering
13 83 (8.51%) Data Science
14 82 (8.41%) Data Visualisation
14 82 (8.41%) Project Management
14 82 (8.41%) Use Case
15 80 (8.21%) Data Analysis
16 79 (8.10%) Migration
17 76 (7.79%) Process Improvement
18 75 (7.69%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 318 (32.62%) SQL
2 239 (24.51%) Python
3 102 (10.46%) Java
4 80 (8.21%) R
5 68 (6.97%) C#
6 54 (5.54%) PL/SQL
7 51 (5.23%) Scala
8 36 (3.69%) JavaScript
9 27 (2.77%) Shell Script
10 22 (2.26%) HiveQL
10 22 (2.26%) Java 8
10 22 (2.26%) PowerShell
11 21 (2.15%) Perl
11 21 (2.15%) VBA
12 18 (1.85%) C++
12 18 (1.85%) TypeScript
13 15 (1.54%) COBOL
13 15 (1.54%) JCL
14 14 (1.44%) REXX
14 14 (1.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (7.79%) Degree
2 69 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 52 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.03%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.72%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.72%) PhD
9 6 (0.62%) ISEB
10 4 (0.41%) SAS Certification
11 3 (0.31%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.31%) PMP
11 3 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.21%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.21%) MBA
13 1 (0.10%) ACCA
13 1 (0.10%) CISSP
13 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.31%) Data Quality
2 36 (3.69%) QA
3 19 (1.95%) Accessibility
4 15 (1.54%) GDPR
5 13 (1.33%) PMO
6 4 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.31%) COREP
7 3 (0.31%) FINREP
7 3 (0.31%) HL7
8 2 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.21%) CDISC
8 2 (0.21%) WCAG
9 1 (0.10%) Basel II
9 1 (0.10%) Basel III
9 1 (0.10%) DICOM
9 1 (0.10%) GMP
9 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (4.82%) Docker
2 37 (3.79%) HDFS
3 19 (1.95%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.44%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 14 (1.44%) RACF
5 5 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.41%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (4.31%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.67%) Ansible
3 22 (2.26%) Grafana
4 19 (1.95%) Terraform
5 17 (1.74%) Prometheus
5 17 (1.74%) ZABBIX
6 14 (1.44%) Tivoli NetView
7 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.51%) Control-M
8 5 (0.51%) Kibana
8 5 (0.51%) Oozie
9 4 (0.41%) Puppet
10 3 (0.31%) Mesos
11 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.21%) QRadar
12 1 (0.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 1 (0.10%) CA Endevor
12 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.10%) Salt
12 1 (0.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 114 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 89 (9.13%) Oracle
3 76 (7.79%) Databricks
4 60 (6.15%) Google
5 45 (4.62%) Informatica
6 39 (4.00%) Splunk
7 34 (3.49%) SAP
8 33 (3.38%) Talend
9 21 (2.15%) IBM
10 19 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (1.74%) New Relic
11 17 (1.74%) Spiceworks
12 16 (1.64%) Ab Initio
13 14 (1.44%) Broadcom
14 12 (1.23%) Adobe
15 11 (1.13%) Cloudera
16 10 (1.03%) Alteryx
16 10 (1.03%) MapR
17 9 (0.92%) Atlassian
17 9 (0.92%) ServiceNow