Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 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 Analytics
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 360 421
Rank change year-on-year +45 +61 +145
Contract jobs citing Data Analytics 787 605 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.75% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 391 421
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £280
90th Percentile £654 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +4.24% -2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 5
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £43.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.19% +68.63% -32.00%
10th Percentile £17.78 £16.25 £13.84
90th Percentile £63.85 £46.00 £48.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £43.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -47.09% +68.63% -32.00%

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 83,462 80,467 89,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.78% 82.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,891 53,304 57,800
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,947 2,244 2,718
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% -2.00% +25.00%

Data Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Analytics in the UK

Data Analytics
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 Analytics within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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 +45 739 £500 +11.11% 330
London +23 488 £525 +10.53% 196
UK excluding London +58 290 £430 +4.24% 156
South East +29 87 £425 - 49
North of England +45 55 £425 -5.56% 39
Midlands +13 47 £450 +5.88% 15
East of England -33 40 £575 +64.29% 14
North West +12 32 £425 -2.86% 26
East Midlands +12 24 £475 +11.76% 4
Scotland -5 24 £313 -10.71% 11
West Midlands +12 23 £400 -3.03% 11
South West +18 21 £400 +3.90% 17
Yorkshire +3 14 £400 -40.74% 10
Northern Ireland -12 13 £430 -17.31% 3
North East +53 9 £525 +16.67% 3
Wales +13 3 - - 8

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 787 (100.00%) Analytics
2 255 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (29.35%) Big Data
4 218 (27.70%) SQL
5 183 (23.25%) Business Intelligence
6 182 (23.13%) Finance
7 155 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
8 140 (17.79%) Python
9 139 (17.66%) Data Warehouse
10 134 (17.03%) Visualisation
11 121 (15.37%) Hadoop
12 120 (15.25%) ETL
13 114 (14.49%) Big Data Analytics
13 114 (14.49%) Apache Spark
14 107 (13.60%) Java
15 103 (13.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 98 (12.45%) Tableau
17 94 (11.94%) Degree
18 89 (11.31%) Microsoft
19 88 (11.18%) Data Analysis
19 88 (11.18%) R
20 84 (10.67%) Data Management
21 83 (10.55%) Data Modelling
22 80 (10.17%) Machine Learning
23 76 (9.66%) Security Cleared
23 76 (9.66%) Banking
24 73 (9.28%) JavaScript
25 72 (9.15%) Linux
26 71 (9.02%) Data Quality
27 69 (8.77%) Oracle

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
1 114 (14.49%) Apache Spark
2 52 (6.61%) SAS
3 30 (3.81%) Apache
4 22 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.52%) CMS
5 12 (1.52%) Confluence
6 11 (1.40%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.27%) JBoss
8 8 (1.02%) WildFly
9 7 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.76%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.76%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.76%) WordPress
11 5 (0.64%) GeoServer
11 5 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
12 4 (0.51%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.51%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.38%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 61 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (2.29%) SPSS
5 9 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.89%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.51%) LaTeX
8 3 (0.38%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.91%) SAP CO
1 15 (1.91%) SAP FI
1 15 (1.91%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (0.51%) Unica
3 3 (0.38%) HFM
3 3 (0.38%) Radian6
3 3 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.13%) Maximo
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.13%) Shopify
4 1 (0.13%) Social Studio
4 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 68 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.92%) Amazon Kinesis
4 20 (2.54%) Google Analytics
5 17 (2.16%) Adobe Analytics
5 17 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 14 (1.78%) SaaS
7 13 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
8 12 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (1.40%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (1.27%) AWS CloudTrail
11 8 (1.02%) Serverless
12 7 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.64%) IaaS
13 5 (0.64%) PaaS
14 4 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.78%) Firewall
1 14 (1.78%) Internet
2 7 (0.89%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (0.76%) Network Security
4 5 (0.64%) HTTP
4 5 (0.64%) SMS
4 5 (0.64%) VLAN
5 4 (0.51%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.51%) SAN
5 4 (0.51%) SSL
6 3 (0.38%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.38%) LAN
6 3 (0.38%) VPN
6 3 (0.38%) WAN
7 2 (0.25%) 4G
7 2 (0.25%) Intranet
7 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.25%) NAS
7 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (29.35%) Big Data
2 139 (17.66%) Data Warehouse
3 121 (15.37%) Hadoop
4 55 (6.99%) NoSQL
5 53 (6.73%) SQL Server
6 51 (6.48%) Power BI
7 49 (6.23%) Relational Database
8 41 (5.21%) Apache Hive
8 41 (5.21%) HBase
9 38 (4.83%) QlikView
10 34 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 33 (4.19%) Data Mining
11 33 (4.19%) RDBMS
12 32 (4.07%) Amazon Redshift
13 30 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
14 29 (3.68%) MongoDB
15 28 (3.56%) Data Lake
16 27 (3.43%) Spotfire
17 21 (2.67%) Impala
17 21 (2.67%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 29 (3.68%) JIRA
2 28 (3.56%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.89%) ERwin
4 7 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.89%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.76%) Axure RP
6 5 (0.64%) Maven
6 5 (0.64%) Subversion
7 3 (0.38%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.38%) JUnit
7 3 (0.38%) ProC
7 3 (0.38%) Selenium
8 2 (0.25%) Hudson
8 2 (0.25%) JConsole
8 2 (0.25%) JProfiler
8 2 (0.25%) Mocha
8 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.25%) VisualVM
General
1 182 (23.13%) Finance
2 76 (9.66%) Banking
3 62 (7.88%) Marketing
4 48 (6.10%) Retail
5 37 (4.70%) Manufacturing
6 36 (4.57%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.80%) Legal
8 17 (2.16%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.78%) French Language
9 14 (1.78%) Law
10 12 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.52%) General Ledger
11 11 (1.40%) Front Office
12 9 (1.14%) Electronics
12 9 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (1.02%) Advertising
13 8 (1.02%) Games
14 5 (0.64%) Publishing
15 4 (0.51%) Automotive
16 3 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 213 (27.06%) Analyst
2 126 (16.01%) Architect
3 105 (13.34%) Developer
4 94 (11.94%) Data Analyst
5 70 (8.89%) Business Analyst
6 59 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
7 57 (7.24%) Data Architect
8 55 (6.99%) Data Engineer
9 41 (5.21%) Consultant
10 39 (4.96%) Data Scientist
11 30 (3.81%) Designer
12 29 (3.68%) Data Business Analyst
12 29 (3.68%) Project Manager
13 28 (3.56%) Big Data Engineer
14 23 (2.92%) Big Data Architect
14 23 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 23 (2.92%) UX Designer
15 20 (2.54%) Data Consultant
16 19 (2.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 17 (2.16%) Analytics Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.46%) CSS
2 40 (5.08%) HTML
3 35 (4.45%) Kafka
4 33 (4.19%) Web Services
5 30 (3.81%) .NET
5 30 (3.81%) AngularJS
6 22 (2.80%) HTML5
7 21 (2.67%) CSS3
7 21 (2.67%) React
8 20 (2.54%) Node.js
8 20 (2.54%) XML
9 19 (2.41%) Natural Language Processing
10 16 (2.03%) jQuery
11 15 (1.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (1.52%) REST
13 11 (1.40%) MLlib
13 11 (1.40%) Redux
13 11 (1.40%) Velocity
14 10 (1.27%) Hibernate
14 10 (1.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 155 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (7.24%) User Experience
3 42 (5.34%) Computer Science
4 39 (4.96%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.41%) Algorithms
6 14 (1.78%) Virtual Team
7 13 (1.65%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
9 11 (1.40%) Fintech
9 11 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.27%) Social Media
11 9 (1.14%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.14%) Robotics
12 8 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.02%) Linked Data
12 8 (1.02%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.64%) Device Driver
13 5 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (0.64%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 72 (9.15%) Linux
2 33 (4.19%) Unix
3 28 (3.56%) Windows
4 8 (1.02%) CentOS
4 8 (1.02%) Ubuntu
5 6 (0.76%) Android
5 6 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.51%) Solaris
6 4 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.25%) VMS
7 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 787 (100.00%) Analytics
2 255 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (23.25%) Business Intelligence
4 134 (17.03%) Visualisation
5 120 (15.25%) ETL
6 114 (14.49%) Big Data Analytics
7 103 (13.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 88 (11.18%) Data Analysis
9 84 (10.67%) Data Management
10 83 (10.55%) Data Modelling
11 80 (10.17%) Machine Learning
12 66 (8.39%) Project Management
13 60 (7.62%) Data Visualisation
13 60 (7.62%) DevOps
14 56 (7.12%) Scrum
15 54 (6.86%) CRM
16 47 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 45 (5.72%) Business Analysis
18 42 (5.34%) Statistics
19 41 (5.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 218 (27.70%) SQL
2 140 (17.79%) Python
3 107 (13.60%) Java
4 88 (11.18%) R
5 73 (9.28%) JavaScript
6 37 (4.70%) C#
7 28 (3.56%) Scala
8 20 (2.54%) C++
9 19 (2.41%) VBA
10 18 (2.29%) C
11 12 (1.52%) MATLAB
12 10 (1.27%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.14%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.14%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.02%) SPARQL
15 7 (0.89%) Perl
16 4 (0.51%) Fortran
17 3 (0.38%) Go
17 3 (0.38%) Ruby
17 3 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 94 (11.94%) Degree
2 76 (9.66%) Security Cleared
3 62 (7.88%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.52%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.27%) CISSP
6 9 (1.14%) CISM
7 7 (0.89%) PhD
8 6 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.76%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.64%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.51%) ISEB
11 3 (0.38%) CISA
11 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.38%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.25%) CEH
13 1 (0.13%) CIMA
13 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (9.02%) Data Quality
2 24 (3.05%) QA
3 17 (2.16%) SLA
4 14 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.76%) PMO
6 5 (0.64%) GDPR
6 5 (0.64%) WAI
7 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.38%) GCP
8 3 (0.38%) IFRS
8 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.25%) FATCA
9 2 (0.25%) MiFID
9 2 (0.25%) RosettaNet
10 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.13%) BS7666
10 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (3.30%) HDFS
2 18 (2.29%) Apache Flume
3 11 (1.40%) Docker
4 4 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.13%) Ceph
7 1 (0.13%) Firmware
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) NFS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (2.16%) Terraform
2 16 (2.03%) Ansible
2 16 (2.03%) Oozie
3 12 (1.52%) Puppet
4 7 (0.89%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.51%) Matomo
5 4 (0.51%) Nagios
5 4 (0.51%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.38%) Galera Cluster
6 3 (0.38%) Grafana
6 3 (0.38%) Icinga
7 2 (0.25%) Kibana
7 2 (0.25%) Mesos
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.13%) Rsyslog
8 1 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 98 (12.45%) Tableau
2 89 (11.31%) Microsoft
3 69 (8.77%) Oracle
4 44 (5.59%) SAP
5 31 (3.94%) IBM
6 30 (3.81%) Google
7 26 (3.30%) Informatica
8 24 (3.05%) Adobe
9 20 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (2.29%) Alteryx
11 15 (1.91%) Cognos
11 15 (1.91%) Progress
12 14 (1.78%) Cloudera
13 13 (1.65%) Teradata
14 12 (1.52%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.40%) AlienVault
15 11 (1.40%) Omniture
16 10 (1.27%) MapR
16 10 (1.27%) Splunk
17 8 (1.02%) Sitecore