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 3 months to 27 April 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 Analytics
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 264 391 426
Rank change year-on-year +127 +35  
Contract jobs citing Data Analytics 396 276 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.49% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.60% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 167 120
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £314 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £631 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -11.11% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.61 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.13% -44.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £19.61 £34.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £19.61 £36.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £19.61 £35.50
% change year-on-year +58.08% -44.76%  

Data Analytics 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 38874 46289 44591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.66% 82.81% 79.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25559 30584 27700
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1086 1306
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.97 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Data Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Data Analytics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analytics in the UK

Data Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Analytics.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analytics in the UK

Data Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analytics over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analytics in the UK

Data Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analytics.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analytics in the UK

Data Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analytics over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Analytics in the UK

Data Analytics
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 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 +116 370 £475 - 133
London +113 247 £500 +10.49% 59
South East +10 47 £400 -23.07% 22
City of London +25 43 £525 +15.38% 15
East of England +10 24 £333 - 4
Yorkshire +35 17 £463 -2.63% 9
Berkshire +25 17 £388 -26.19% 3
North West +32 16 £400 +10.34% 18
West Yorkshire +34 15 £454 +0.83% 7
Essex - 15 £330 - 1
Leeds +27 13 £445 -1.11% 6
Scotland +31 12 £320 -17.41% 5
Edinburgh +14 10 £320 -14.66% 4
Surrey +7 10 £425 - 7
Kingston Upon Thames - 9 £400 - 1
Manchester +17 8 £400 -12.56% 12
East Midlands +5 8 £390 -22.00% 1
Hampshire +1 8 £475 -20.83% 1
Slough +12 7 £388 +42.20%
Cardiff - 7 £500 -
South Wales - 7 £500 -
Wales - 7 £500 -
Cheshire +40 6 £306 -35.52% 5
West Sussex +14 5 £275 -47.61%
West Midlands +13 5 £350 -26.31% 10
Hertfordshire +11 5 £750 - 2
Southampton +6 5 £550 -8.33%
Reading +20 4 £400 -14.89% 2
Nottinghamshire +14 4 £390 - 1
Nottingham +12 4 £390 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analytics 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 Analytics.

1 718 (100.00%) Analytics
2 227 (31.62%) Big Data
3 201 (27.99%) Finance
4 183 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
5 180 (25.07%) SQL
6 150 (20.89%) Python
7 142 (19.78%) Business Intelligence
8 139 (19.36%) Hadoop
9 120 (16.71%) Big Data Analytics
10 110 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
11 108 (15.04%) Java
12 102 (14.21%) Data Analysis
13 98 (13.65%) Visualisation
14 85 (11.84%) Oracle
15 82 (11.42%) Degree
16 79 (11.00%) SAS
17 77 (10.72%) Banking
17 77 (10.72%) R
18 71 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
18 71 (9.89%) JavaScript
19 69 (9.61%) Data Modelling
20 67 (9.33%) Linux
21 66 (9.19%) Project Management
22 64 (8.91%) Data Management
22 64 (8.91%) Apache Spark
23 63 (8.77%) Tableau
23 63 (8.77%) Management Information System
24 62 (8.64%) ETL
25 61 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
26 59 (8.22%) SQL Server

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 79 (11.00%) SAS
2 64 (8.91%) Apache Spark
3 29 (4.04%) Apache
4 17 (2.37%) Apache Pig
5 13 (1.81%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.67%) Confluence
7 9 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.56%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.56%) IIS
9 4 (0.56%) nginx
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.28%) CMS
11 2 (0.28%) JBoss
11 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.14%) Joomla!
Applications
1 38 (5.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.34%) SPSS
3 11 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (1.53%) Photoshop
4 10 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 11 (1.53%) Adobe Campaign
2 9 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.70%) Unica
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.28%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.28%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.81%) Google Analytics
3 11 (1.53%) Adobe Analytics
4 10 (1.39%) SaaS
5 9 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.42%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 3 (0.42%) PaaS
8 2 (0.28%) Firebase
8 2 (0.28%) Force.com
8 2 (0.28%) Heroku
8 2 (0.28%) IaaS
8 2 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.28%) Office 365
8 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.23%) Internet
2 7 (0.97%) Firewall
2 7 (0.97%) Network Security
3 6 (0.84%) HTTP
3 6 (0.84%) SMS
3 6 (0.84%) SSL
4 5 (0.70%) FTP
4 5 (0.70%) LDAP
5 3 (0.42%) DNS
5 3 (0.42%) Skype
5 3 (0.42%) SMTP
5 3 (0.42%) VPN
6 2 (0.28%) BGP
6 2 (0.28%) LAN
6 2 (0.28%) SSH
6 2 (0.28%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.28%) VoIP
6 2 (0.28%) WAN
7 1 (0.14%) IPsec
7 1 (0.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (31.62%) Big Data
2 139 (19.36%) Hadoop
3 71 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
4 59 (8.22%) NoSQL
4 59 (8.22%) SQL Server
5 48 (6.69%) Relational Database
6 44 (6.13%) Apache Hive
7 34 (4.74%) QlikView
8 25 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (3.48%) MongoDB
9 23 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
11 18 (2.51%) Data Mining
12 17 (2.37%) Power BI
12 17 (2.37%) RDBMS
13 16 (2.23%) DB2
14 14 (1.95%) HBase
14 14 (1.95%) KDB
14 14 (1.95%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 22 (3.06%) JIRA
2 21 (2.92%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.67%) Axure RP
3 12 (1.67%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.39%) ERwin
4 10 (1.39%) Selenium
5 9 (1.25%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (0.84%) Subversion
8 5 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (0.70%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.56%) Maven
10 3 (0.42%) Ant
10 3 (0.42%) Apache Ivy
10 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.42%) JUnit
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 201 (27.99%) Finance
2 77 (10.72%) Banking
3 39 (5.43%) Marketing
4 38 (5.29%) Retail
5 32 (4.46%) Legal
6 25 (3.48%) Front Office
7 23 (3.20%) Investment Banking
8 21 (2.92%) Telecoms
9 17 (2.37%) Billing
10 12 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (1.53%) Back Office
12 9 (1.25%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.25%) Manufacturing
13 8 (1.11%) Games
14 6 (0.84%) Advertising
14 6 (0.84%) Automotive
15 5 (0.70%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.42%) German Language
16 3 (0.42%) Military
16 3 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 183 (25.49%) Analyst
2 159 (22.14%) Developer
3 84 (11.70%) Architect
4 74 (10.31%) Data Analyst
5 66 (9.19%) Business Analyst
6 52 (7.24%) Consultant
7 45 (6.27%) Data Architect
8 39 (5.43%) Python Developer
9 35 (4.87%) Data Business Analyst
10 33 (4.60%) Data Scientist
11 32 (4.46%) Project Manager
12 25 (3.48%) Java Developer
13 24 (3.34%) Data Consultant
13 24 (3.34%) Data Engineer
14 22 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
15 21 (2.92%) Big Data Developer
16 19 (2.65%) Designer
17 18 (2.51%) Analytics Manager
18 17 (2.37%) Test Analyst
19 16 (2.23%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (7.94%) HTML
2 43 (5.99%) AngularJS
3 39 (5.43%) CSS
4 38 (5.29%) .NET
5 36 (5.01%) HTML5
6 22 (3.06%) XML
7 21 (2.92%) CSS3
8 19 (2.65%) JSON
8 19 (2.65%) React
9 18 (2.51%) jQuery
10 17 (2.37%) Node.js
11 16 (2.23%) Middleware
12 15 (2.09%) Kafka
13 14 (1.95%) Natural Language Processing
13 14 (1.95%) RESTful
14 13 (1.81%) Web Services
15 12 (1.67%) REST
16 11 (1.53%) D3.js
17 10 (1.39%) Flask
17 10 (1.39%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 110 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 42 (5.85%) Computer Science
4 34 (4.74%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 28 (3.90%) User Experience
6 27 (3.76%) Algorithms
7 22 (3.06%) Mainframe
8 20 (2.79%) Data Structures
9 16 (2.23%) Data Centre
9 16 (2.23%) Virtual Team
10 15 (2.09%) Fixed Income
11 14 (1.95%) Credit Risk
12 12 (1.67%) Fintech
12 12 (1.67%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.67%) Social Media
13 10 (1.39%) Derivative
14 9 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
15 7 (0.97%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 67 (9.33%) Linux
2 47 (6.55%) Unix
3 44 (6.13%) Windows
4 12 (1.67%) Windows Vista
5 9 (1.25%) Solaris
6 5 (0.70%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.42%) AIX
7 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.42%) HPUX
8 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.14%) Debian
9 1 (0.14%) Fedora
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 718 (100.00%) Analytics
2 183 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (19.78%) Business Intelligence
4 120 (16.71%) Big Data Analytics
5 102 (14.21%) Data Analysis
6 98 (13.65%) Visualisation
7 69 (9.61%) Data Modelling
8 66 (9.19%) Project Management
9 64 (8.91%) Data Management
10 62 (8.64%) ETL
11 61 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 53 (7.38%) Mathematics
13 52 (7.24%) Machine Learning
14 45 (6.27%) CRM
14 45 (6.27%) Data Visualisation
15 42 (5.85%) Business Analysis
16 40 (5.57%) Migration
17 37 (5.15%) DevOps
17 37 (5.15%) Open Source
17 37 (5.15%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 180 (25.07%) SQL
2 150 (20.89%) Python
3 108 (15.04%) Java
4 77 (10.72%) R
5 71 (9.89%) JavaScript
6 38 (5.29%) Scala
7 36 (5.01%) C#
8 23 (3.20%) C++
9 22 (3.06%) T-SQL
10 21 (2.92%) MATLAB
11 18 (2.51%) C
11 18 (2.51%) VBA
12 16 (2.23%) Perl
13 14 (1.95%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.81%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.81%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.39%) PHP
16 6 (0.84%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.84%) VB
17 4 (0.56%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 82 (11.42%) Degree
2 28 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
5 7 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.97%) PhD
6 6 (0.84%) CISSP
6 6 (0.84%) ISEB
6 6 (0.84%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.70%) PMP
8 4 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.42%) CEH
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.28%) CBAP
10 2 (0.28%) HND
10 2 (0.28%) IIBA
10 2 (0.28%) SANS
10 2 (0.28%) SSCP
10 2 (0.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.82%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.79%) QA
3 10 (1.39%) PMO
4 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.28%) FATCA
4 2 (0.28%) GMP
4 2 (0.28%) MiFID
5 1 (0.14%) COBIT
5 1 (0.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.14%) GxP
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (1.81%) HDFS
2 10 (1.39%) Docker
3 6 (0.84%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.70%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.42%) Corosync
6 3 (0.42%) Squid
7 2 (0.28%) NFS
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (1.39%) Puppet
2 9 (1.25%) Ansible
3 8 (1.11%) Kibana
4 4 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.42%) Pacemaker
5 3 (0.42%) Rsyslog
5 3 (0.42%) Terraform
6 2 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.28%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.28%) Nessus
6 2 (0.28%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.28%) Nmap
6 2 (0.28%) Oozie
6 2 (0.28%) QRadar
7 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Statspack
7 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 85 (11.84%) Oracle
2 63 (8.77%) Tableau
3 52 (7.24%) Microsoft
4 27 (3.76%) SAP
5 25 (3.48%) IBM
6 22 (3.06%) Informatica
7 21 (2.92%) Teradata
8 20 (2.79%) Splunk
9 17 (2.37%) Adobe
10 14 (1.95%) Alteryx
11 12 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
12 11 (1.53%) ClickTale
12 11 (1.53%) MapR
13 10 (1.39%) Cloudera
13 10 (1.39%) Google
14 9 (1.25%) Cognos
14 9 (1.25%) Intel
14 9 (1.25%) Intel Security
15 8 (1.11%) Ab Initio
15 8 (1.11%) RapidMiner
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day + working inside IR35
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £490 - £535 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Walton-on-thames, Surrey
Huntress Search Ltd - IT Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day +
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 9 days ago