Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 570 595
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25 -91
Contract jobs requiring a Data Consultant 324 329 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 232 144
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £388 £313 £325
90th Percentile £684 £750 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes 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.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Data Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 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 Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +14 300 £500 +3.09% 28
London +10 183 £500 -9.09% 14
UK excluding London -14 125 £475 +5.56% 15
South East -14 44 £463 +2.78% 2
North of England +33 24 £426 -19.34% 5
Midlands +24 20 £481 -10.47%
North West +20 19 £463 -12.74% 2
South West +1 16 £475 +5.56% 1
West Midlands +20 10 £500 -16.67%
East Midlands +6 10 £475 +11.76%
Scotland -9 10 £431 -9.21% 1
East of England -8 9 £525 +66.67% 6
Yorkshire +8 4 £426 -18.95% 3
Wales +10 3 £445 -1.11%
North East +64 1 £175 -58.82%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Data Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 68 (20.99%) Migration
2 64 (19.75%) Big Data
3 63 (19.44%) Finance
4 59 (18.21%) Data Migration
5 58 (17.90%) SQL
6 50 (15.43%) SAP
7 46 (14.20%) Hadoop
8 44 (13.58%) Data Warehouse
9 42 (12.96%) ETL
10 41 (12.65%) Data Protection
11 40 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (12.04%) GDPR
13 38 (11.73%) Analytics
14 33 (10.19%) Banking
14 33 (10.19%) Data Management
15 26 (8.02%) Microsoft
15 26 (8.02%) Data Modelling
15 26 (8.02%) Data Quality
16 24 (7.41%) Apache Spark
16 24 (7.41%) Security Cleared
16 24 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (7.10%) Oracle
17 23 (7.10%) Data Analytics
18 22 (6.79%) Data Governance
18 22 (6.79%) Java
19 21 (6.48%) SQL Server
19 21 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
20 20 (6.17%) SC Cleared
20 20 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 20 (6.17%) ERP

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 24 (7.41%) Apache Spark
2 15 (4.63%) SAS
3 6 (1.85%) Confluence
4 5 (1.54%) Apache
5 4 (1.23%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.62%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.31%) JBoss
8 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.31%) nginx
8 1 (0.31%) PowerExchange
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (2.78%) SAP Retail
2 7 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (2.16%) SAP ERP
2 7 (2.16%) SAP MDG
3 5 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.54%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (1.23%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.93%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.62%) Maximo
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.62%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.62%) SAP WM
6 2 (0.62%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (1.23%) Office 365
4 4 (1.23%) SaaS
5 3 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.93%) IaaS
5 3 (0.93%) PaaS
6 2 (0.62%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.31%) BlueKai
7 1 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.32%) Network Security
2 11 (3.40%) Firewall
3 7 (2.16%) Kerberos
4 6 (1.85%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (1.85%) VLAN
5 2 (0.62%) Internet
5 2 (0.62%) SMS
5 2 (0.62%) SSL
6 1 (0.31%) DHCP
6 1 (0.31%) DNS
6 1 (0.31%) HTTP
6 1 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.31%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.31%) Skype
6 1 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (19.75%) Big Data
2 46 (14.20%) Hadoop
3 44 (13.58%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (6.48%) SQL Server
5 20 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (4.32%) Data Lake
7 13 (4.01%) Apache Hive
8 9 (2.78%) SAP Data Services
9 8 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (2.16%) IBM InfoSphere
10 7 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.16%) Power BI
11 6 (1.85%) QlikView
11 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.54%) HBase
12 5 (1.54%) Pentaho
12 5 (1.54%) SAP HANA
12 5 (1.54%) Star Schema
13 4 (1.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (2.47%) JIRA
2 4 (1.23%) LSMW
2 4 (1.23%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.62%) ERwin
3 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.31%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.31%) Maven
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.31%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.31%) Selenium
4 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (19.44%) Finance
2 33 (10.19%) Banking
3 20 (6.17%) Retail
4 13 (4.01%) Legal
5 9 (2.78%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.16%) Law
7 7 (2.16%) Marketing
8 5 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.62%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.31%) Billing
11 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.31%) Games
11 1 (0.31%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.32%) Kafka
2 11 (3.40%) XML
3 6 (1.85%) SOAP
4 5 (1.54%) Web Services
5 4 (1.23%) BAPI
5 4 (1.23%) JSON
5 4 (1.23%) Spring
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.62%) Middleware
7 2 (0.62%) RESTful
7 2 (0.62%) SAML
8 1 (0.31%) .NET
8 1 (0.31%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Avro
8 1 (0.31%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.31%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.31%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.31%) REST
8 1 (0.31%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.32%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.09%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (1.85%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.54%) FMCG
6 5 (1.54%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.23%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.23%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.93%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.93%) Fintech
8 3 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.93%) NHS
9 2 (0.62%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.62%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (0.62%) IVR
9 2 (0.62%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.86%) Linux
2 9 (2.78%) Unix
3 7 (2.16%) Windows
4 1 (0.31%) CentOS
4 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (20.99%) Migration
2 59 (18.21%) Data Migration
3 42 (12.96%) ETL
4 41 (12.65%) Data Protection
5 40 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (11.73%) Analytics
7 33 (10.19%) Data Management
8 26 (8.02%) Data Modelling
9 24 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (7.10%) Data Analytics
11 22 (6.79%) Data Governance
12 20 (6.17%) Data Strategy
12 20 (6.17%) ERP
13 19 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (5.86%) Data Cleansing
14 17 (5.25%) CRM
14 17 (5.25%) Data Analysis
14 17 (5.25%) Information Security
15 15 (4.63%) Data Integration
15 15 (4.63%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (17.90%) SQL
2 22 (6.79%) Java
3 19 (5.86%) Python
4 14 (4.32%) Scala
5 8 (2.47%) PL/SQL
5 8 (2.47%) R
6 4 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.93%) Apex Code
7 3 (0.93%) C
7 3 (0.93%) C#
7 3 (0.93%) VBA
8 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.62%) U-SQL
9 1 (0.31%) ABAP
9 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.31%) Groovy
9 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.32%) Degree
4 11 (3.40%) CISSP
5 10 (3.09%) CISM
6 6 (1.85%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (1.85%) Security+ Certification
7 5 (1.54%) ISEB
8 4 (1.23%) PhD
9 3 (0.93%) CCIE
9 3 (0.93%) CCIE Data Center
9 3 (0.93%) CISA
9 3 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.62%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.31%) CRISC
11 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.04%) GDPR
2 26 (8.02%) Data Quality
3 12 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.93%) BS7799
4 3 (0.93%) MiFID
4 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.93%) QA
5 1 (0.31%) EMIR
5 1 (0.31%) GCP
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (2.78%) Docker
2 6 (1.85%) HDFS
3 3 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.93%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.16%) Ansible
2 6 (1.85%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.85%) Terraform
3 5 (1.54%) Control-M
3 5 (1.54%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (1.23%) Ambari
5 2 (0.62%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.62%) Kibana
6 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.31%) Oozie
6 1 (0.31%) Packer
6 1 (0.31%) Rsyslog
6 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (15.43%) SAP
2 26 (8.02%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.10%) Oracle
4 15 (4.63%) Informatica
5 14 (4.32%) IBM
6 13 (4.01%) Teradata
7 11 (3.40%) Tableau
8 9 (2.78%) Hortonworks
9 8 (2.47%) Cisco
9 8 (2.47%) Cloudera
10 7 (2.16%) Google
11 6 (1.85%) Bloomberg
11 6 (1.85%) Netezza
11 6 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.54%) BMC
12 5 (1.54%) Splunk
13 4 (1.23%) Cognos
13 4 (1.23%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.23%) Talend
14 3 (0.93%) JD Edwards