Data Consultant Contracts

Data Consultant
UK

The median Data Consultant daily rate in the UK is £537, according to job vacancies posted in the 6 months leading up to 12 July 2024.

The table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 453 545 633
Rank change year-on-year +92 +88 -125
Contract jobs requiring a Data Consultant 140 130 244
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 92 143
10th Percentile £382 £450 £413
25th Percentile £450 £480 £482
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £537 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +2.37% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £600 £650 £625
90th Percentile £775 £724 £712
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £513 £550
% change year-on-year -0.49% -6.82% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 39,774 53,294 86,462
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.04% 94.52% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,566 36,972 60,957
10th Percentile £288 £310 £320
25th Percentile £410 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £538 £535
Median % change year-on-year -2.33% +0.47% +7.00%
75th Percentile £638 £650 £644
90th Percentile £750 £750 £740
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -1.00% +2.56% +10.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,719 1,580 1,970
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.41 £13.00
25th Percentile £17.00 £19.00 £16.01
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £25.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +66.67% +21.43%
75th Percentile £63.20 £65.00 £51.47
90th Percentile £73.75 £77.00 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £20.51
% change year-on-year +6.67% +82.84% +13.94%

Data Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Data Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Consultant over the 6 months to 12 July 2024.

Daily rate histogram for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 12 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +124 119 £537 +2.37% 9
London +86 64 £550 -4.35% 4
Work from Home +96 58 £480 -6.34% 10
UK excluding London +72 54 £510 -0.49% 7
South East +18 14 £559 +12.83%
North of England +31 13 £469 -17.58% 1
Midlands +21 10 £600 -8.57% 2
West Midlands +19 8 £613 -8.41% 2
Yorkshire +14 8 £401 -31.83%
South West +3 7 £450 -12.20% 2
North West +26 5 £500 -21.57% 1
Scotland +44 4 - - 2
Wales +13 2 - -
East of England +10 2 - -
Northern Ireland +2 2 - -

Data Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 12 July 2024, Data Consultant contract job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Data Consultant in the job title.

1 41 (29.29%) Migration
2 35 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 27 (19.29%) SQL
3 27 (19.29%) Social Skills
4 26 (18.57%) Security Cleared
5 23 (16.43%) SAP
6 22 (15.71%) Data Governance
6 22 (15.71%) Data Quality
7 21 (15.00%) Analytics
7 21 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (13.57%) Data Management
9 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
9 17 (12.14%) Finance
10 16 (11.43%) Azure
10 16 (11.43%) Decision-Making
11 15 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (9.29%) Data Modelling
12 13 (9.29%) Data Analysis
13 12 (8.57%) Retail
13 12 (8.57%) Oracle
13 12 (8.57%) Microsoft
13 12 (8.57%) SAP S/4HANA
14 11 (7.86%) Power BI
14 11 (7.86%) Power Platform
14 11 (7.86%) ETL
14 11 (7.86%) Python
14 11 (7.86%) DV Cleared
14 11 (7.86%) Data Protection
15 10 (7.14%) Use Case
15 10 (7.14%) Data Analytics

Data Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.43%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.71%) CMS
2 1 (0.71%) SAS
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (8.57%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (3.57%) SAP Retail
3 4 (2.86%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.71%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.71%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.71%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.71%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.71%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.43%) Azure
2 11 (7.86%) Power Platform
3 7 (5.00%) AWS
4 6 (4.29%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (4.29%) GCP
5 3 (2.14%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 3 (2.14%) Collibra
5 3 (2.14%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.43%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (1.43%) Alation
6 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Purview
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.71%) Azure DevOps
7 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.71%) Entra ID
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (0.71%) OCI
7 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.71%) SaaS
7 1 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.43%) VSAN
2 1 (0.71%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (0.71%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.86%) Power BI
2 7 (5.00%) Metadata
3 6 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.57%) Big Data
4 5 (3.57%) Data Lake
4 5 (3.57%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.86%) BigQuery
6 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.43%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (1.43%) Looker
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.43%) Tableau
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon Athena
8 1 (0.71%) Data Vault
8 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.71%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 5 (3.57%) LSMW
2 2 (1.43%) JIRA
3 1 (0.71%) Cypress.io
3 1 (0.71%) Postman
3 1 (0.71%) RStudio
3 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (19.29%) Social Skills
2 17 (12.14%) Finance
3 12 (8.57%) Retail
4 8 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.71%) Banking
5 6 (4.29%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (3.57%) Documentation Skills
6 5 (3.57%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (2.86%) Automotive
7 4 (2.86%) Billing
8 3 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.14%) Legal
8 3 (2.14%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.43%) Agriculture
9 2 (1.43%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.43%) Law
9 2 (1.43%) Local Government
10 1 (0.71%) Marketing
10 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.71%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.86%) BAPI
2 3 (2.14%) CSS
2 3 (2.14%) HTML
2 3 (2.14%) JSON
2 3 (2.14%) Kafka
3 2 (1.43%) IDoc
3 2 (1.43%) jQuery
3 2 (1.43%) SAP ALE
3 2 (1.43%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (1.43%) Web Dynpro
3 2 (1.43%) XML
4 1 (0.71%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.71%) DOM
4 1 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.71%) Node.js
4 1 (0.71%) OpenTelemetry
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.71%) PySpark
4 1 (0.71%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.71%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.29%) Mainframe
2 5 (3.57%) Legacy Systems
3 4 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.14%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.43%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.43%) IoT
5 2 (1.43%) NHS
5 2 (1.43%) Replication
5 2 (1.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.71%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.71%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.71%) FMCG
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing Technology
6 1 (0.71%) Onboarding
6 1 (0.71%) Robotics
6 1 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.43%) Windows
2 1 (0.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.29%) Migration
2 35 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 22 (15.71%) Data Governance
4 21 (15.00%) Analytics
4 21 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (13.57%) Data Management
6 16 (11.43%) Decision-Making
7 15 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (9.29%) Data Analysis
8 13 (9.29%) Data Modelling
9 11 (7.86%) Data Protection
9 11 (7.86%) ETL
10 10 (7.14%) Data Analytics
10 10 (7.14%) Use Case
11 9 (6.43%) Data Lineage
11 9 (6.43%) Data Strategy
11 9 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (5.71%) Data Engineering
12 8 (5.71%) Data Privacy
12 8 (5.71%) Data-Driven Decision Making
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.29%) SQL
2 11 (7.86%) Python
3 6 (4.29%) ABAP
4 4 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.71%) Bash
5 1 (0.71%) C#
5 1 (0.71%) C++
5 1 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions
5 1 (0.71%) Java
5 1 (0.71%) Perl
5 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.71%) R
5 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (18.57%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.86%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.29%) Degree
5 2 (1.43%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.71%) Azure Certification
6 1 (0.71%) CIPD
6 1 (0.71%) CISM
6 1 (0.71%) CISSP
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.71%) MBA
6 1 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.71%) Data Quality
2 8 (5.71%) GDPR
3 3 (2.14%) California Consumer Privacy Act
3 3 (2.14%) QA
4 2 (1.43%) PMO
5 1 (0.71%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.71%) FATCA
5 1 (0.71%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.86%) vSphere
2 2 (1.43%) Docker
2 2 (1.43%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) Avamar
1 2 (1.43%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.43%) Terraform
1 2 (1.43%) vCenter Server
1 2 (1.43%) VxRail
2 1 (0.71%) CSIRT
2 1 (0.71%) Grafana
2 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.71%) Prometheus
2 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (16.43%) SAP
2 12 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.57%) Oracle
3 10 (7.14%) EMC
4 9 (6.43%) Informatica
5 8 (5.71%) Dell
6 5 (3.57%) Databricks
6 5 (3.57%) Salesforce
7 4 (2.86%) Cisco
7 4 (2.86%) VMware
8 3 (2.14%) CA
8 3 (2.14%) Facebook
8 3 (2.14%) Google
8 3 (2.14%) IBM
8 3 (2.14%) Instagram
8 3 (2.14%) JDA
9 2 (1.43%) Monetate
9 2 (1.43%) OneTrust
9 2 (1.43%) OpenAI
9 2 (1.43%) Sparx