The median contractor rate for a Data Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Consultant
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 479 501 489
Rank change year-on-year +22 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Consultant 131 155 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.30% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 97 91
Median daily rate £500 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £705 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Data Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Data Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Consultant in the UK

Data Consultant
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 Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +3 121 £500 +8.69% 25
London +31 84 £516 -10.21% 17
South East -11 12 £470 +39.25% 3
City of London +6 10 £550 - 5
North West +11 6 £400 -18.98%
Berkshire +8 5 £463 +0.54%
South West +1 5 £488 +8.33% 1
Manchester +12 4 £388 -35.41%
East of England 0 4 £513 +20.58% 2
Hampshire +12 3 £510 -
Wiltshire -2 3 £513 +13.88%
North East +73 2 £480 -
Scotland +25 2 £431 -
Edinburgh +21 2 £431 -
Bristol -1 2 £488 - 1
East Midlands -7 2 £513 +24.24% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 2 - - 2
South Wales - 2 £445 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £600 -
Maidenhead - 2 £400 -
Wales - 2 £445 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £513 -
Cheshire +17 1 - -
Reading +14 1 - -
West Midlands +14 1 £475 +26.66%
Birmingham +12 1 £475 -
Northamptonshire +2 1 £475 +11.76%
Northampton +1 1 £475 +11.76%
Swindon +1 1 £475 +5.55%
Oxfordshire -16 1 £430 +32.30% 1

Data Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Data Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Data Consultant in the job title.

1 74 (26.81%) Migration
2 69 (25.00%) Finance
3 62 (22.46%) Data Migration
4 54 (19.57%) Big Data
5 53 (19.20%) SAP
6 52 (18.84%) Hadoop
7 51 (18.48%) SQL
8 42 (15.22%) Analytics
9 37 (13.41%) ETL
10 34 (12.32%) Data Warehouse
11 33 (11.96%) Oracle
12 31 (11.23%) Data Modelling
13 30 (10.87%) Data Management
14 29 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (10.51%) Banking
14 29 (10.51%) Apache Spark
14 29 (10.51%) Data Quality
15 26 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (9.06%) Python
16 25 (9.06%) Data Analytics
17 24 (8.70%) Data Protection
17 24 (8.70%) Microsoft
18 23 (8.33%) GDPR
19 20 (7.25%) SQL Server
20 19 (6.88%) Retail
20 19 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
20 19 (6.88%) Scala
20 19 (6.88%) Data Governance
20 19 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (6.52%) Data Privacy

Data Consultant Skill Set
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 29 (10.51%) Apache Spark
2 16 (5.80%) SAS
3 5 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.09%) Confluence
4 3 (1.09%) Documentum
4 3 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.09%) Jupyter
4 3 (1.09%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.72%) Apache
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.36%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.36%) PowerExchange
6 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.45%) SPSS
3 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.45%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.09%) SAP HCM
5 3 (1.09%) SAP MDM
5 3 (1.09%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.72%) HFM
6 2 (0.72%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.72%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.36%) Revive Adserver
7 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.90%) Azure Data Factory
3 7 (2.54%) PaaS
4 6 (2.17%) IaaS
5 4 (1.45%) Office 365
5 4 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.72%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.72%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.36%) Route 53
7 1 (0.36%) SaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.17%) Firewall
2 3 (1.09%) Skype
2 3 (1.09%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.72%) DHCP
3 2 (0.72%) DNS
3 2 (0.72%) HTTP
3 2 (0.72%) SSH
4 1 (0.36%) BGP
4 1 (0.36%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.36%) Internet
4 1 (0.36%) IPsec
4 1 (0.36%) LDAP
4 1 (0.36%) MPLS
4 1 (0.36%) SMTP
4 1 (0.36%) SNMP
4 1 (0.36%) SSL
4 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.36%) Telnet
4 1 (0.36%) VPN
4 1 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (19.57%) Big Data
2 52 (18.84%) Hadoop
3 34 (12.32%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (7.25%) SQL Server
5 17 (6.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (4.35%) Apache Hive
6 12 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.62%) HBase
8 8 (2.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.90%) Data Lake
8 8 (2.90%) Power BI
8 8 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.54%) SAP Data Services
9 7 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.17%) QlikView
10 6 (2.17%) RDBMS
10 6 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (1.81%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (3.62%) JIRA
2 5 (1.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.45%) ERwin
3 4 (1.45%) LSMW
3 4 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.09%) Maven
5 2 (0.72%) Selenium
5 2 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.36%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.36%) JUnit
6 1 (0.36%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.36%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
General
1 69 (25.00%) Finance
2 29 (10.51%) Banking
3 19 (6.88%) Retail
4 8 (2.90%) Legal
5 7 (2.54%) Law
5 7 (2.54%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.45%) Marketing
7 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.72%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Front Office
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.62%) Kafka
2 5 (1.81%) Web Services
3 3 (1.09%) .NET
3 3 (1.09%) TensorFlow
3 3 (1.09%) XML
4 2 (0.72%) Apache Avro
4 2 (0.72%) CSS
4 2 (0.72%) HTML
4 2 (0.72%) Mason
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.72%) REST
5 1 (0.36%) D3.js
5 1 (0.36%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.36%) jQuery
5 1 (0.36%) Middleware
5 1 (0.36%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.36%) SOAP
5 1 (0.36%) WSDL
5 1 (0.36%) XSL
5 1 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.16%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (2.90%) Data Structures
3 8 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.81%) User Experience
5 4 (1.45%) Fintech
5 4 (1.45%) FMCG
6 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.09%) iPad
6 3 (1.09%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.72%) DataPower
7 2 (0.72%) NHS
7 2 (0.72%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.36%) iSeries
8 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.36%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.35%) Linux
2 7 (2.54%) Unix
3 6 (2.17%) Windows
4 3 (1.09%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.36%) CentOS
5 1 (0.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) SUSE
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (26.81%) Migration
2 62 (22.46%) Data Migration
3 42 (15.22%) Analytics
4 37 (13.41%) ETL
5 31 (11.23%) Data Modelling
6 30 (10.87%) Data Management
7 29 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (9.06%) Data Analytics
10 24 (8.70%) Data Protection
11 19 (6.88%) Data Governance
12 18 (6.52%) Data Integration
12 18 (6.52%) Data Privacy
13 17 (6.16%) CRM
14 16 (5.80%) Data Analysis
14 16 (5.80%) ERP
14 16 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (4.71%) Data Cleansing
16 12 (4.35%) Validation
17 11 (3.99%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (18.48%) SQL
2 25 (9.06%) Python
3 19 (6.88%) Scala
4 13 (4.71%) Java
5 10 (3.62%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.26%) C#
6 9 (3.26%) R
7 8 (2.90%) ABAP
8 4 (1.45%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.45%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.09%) C
9 3 (1.09%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.09%) VB
10 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.72%) C++
10 2 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.72%) Groovy
10 2 (0.72%) VBA
11 1 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (5.80%) Degree
2 11 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.72%) ISEB
6 2 (0.72%) PhD
7 1 (0.36%) CISA
7 1 (0.36%) CISM
7 1 (0.36%) CISSP
7 1 (0.36%) CRISC
7 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.51%) Data Quality
2 23 (8.33%) GDPR
3 6 (2.17%) QA
4 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.36%) GMP
5 1 (0.36%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.36%) IFRS
5 1 (0.36%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 7 (2.54%) HDFS
2 5 (1.81%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.45%) Docker
4 3 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.36%) vCloud
5 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.09%) Oozie
1 3 (1.09%) Puppet
2 2 (0.72%) Ansible
2 2 (0.72%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.72%) SCCM
2 2 (0.72%) Terraform
3 1 (0.36%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.36%) Nagios
3 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.36%) OpenView
3 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.36%) Packer
3 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (19.20%) SAP
2 33 (11.96%) Oracle
3 24 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.43%) Tableau
5 14 (5.07%) Cloudera
5 14 (5.07%) Teradata
6 10 (3.62%) IBM
7 8 (2.90%) Informatica
8 5 (1.81%) Google
8 5 (1.81%) Hortonworks
9 3 (1.09%) Ariba
9 3 (1.09%) Cisco
9 3 (1.09%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.09%) Netezza
9 3 (1.09%) OpenText
9 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.09%) Symantec
9 3 (1.09%) Workday
9 3 (1.09%) Yardi
10 2 (0.72%) Reuters
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £520 to £560 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: £425 per day, 425 per day, 3 months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago