Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Data Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Management over the 6 months to 20 May 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 Management
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 193 204
Rank change year-on-year +8 +11 +21
Contract jobs citing Data Management 1,463 1,283 1,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.41% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.67% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 852 919
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £300 £288 £300
90th Percentile £640 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 31
UK median hourly rate £27.08 £21.96 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.32% +21.97% -31.35%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.68 £11.00
90th Percentile £59.00 £37.85 £49.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.55 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +36.39% +28.57% -51.67%

Data Management 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 86,330 76,829 88,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.71% 84.61% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,972 50,371 58,252
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,261 2,090 2,318
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -18.00% -6.82% +22.96%

Data Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Management in the UK

Data Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Management in the UK

Data Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Management over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Management in the UK

Data Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Management in the UK

Data Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Management over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Management in the UK

Data Management
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 Management within the UK over the 6 months to 20 May 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 +1 1,353 £475 +5.56% 359
UK excluding London +20 807 £450 +12.50% 244
London -27 623 £513 +7.89% 139
South East -1 265 £475 +26.67% 69
North of England +44 238 £400 +6.67% 55
North West +49 133 £425 +17.24% 25
Midlands +20 114 £425 -2.86% 52
Scotland -12 77 £450 -2.70% 16
East of England +16 66 £475 +5.56% 26
West Midlands -4 64 £444 +1.43% 38
Yorkshire -7 58 £425 - 24
North East +9 52 £400 +8.47% 6
East Midlands +22 49 £413 -6.78% 14
South West -2 40 £450 +10.77% 18
Wales -7 6 £497 -0.60% 6
Northern Ireland +8 4 £431 +12.98% 2

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Data Management.

1 372 (25.43%) Finance
2 366 (25.02%) Agile Software Development
3 355 (24.27%) SQL
4 264 (18.05%) Business Intelligence
5 258 (17.63%) Analytics
6 239 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
7 238 (16.27%) Data Modelling
8 226 (15.45%) Data Quality
9 225 (15.38%) ETL
10 216 (14.76%) Microsoft
11 194 (13.26%) Data Analysis
11 194 (13.26%) Data Governance
12 192 (13.12%) Data Warehouse
13 191 (13.06%) Management Information System
14 189 (12.92%) Migration
15 187 (12.78%) Oracle
16 176 (12.03%) Project Management
17 164 (11.21%) Data Architecture
18 160 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
19 151 (10.32%) Microsoft Excel
20 150 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
21 148 (10.12%) SQL Server
22 143 (9.77%) Big Data
23 133 (9.09%) ITIL
24 125 (8.54%) GDPR
25 121 (8.27%) Java
26 120 (8.20%) Change Management
27 119 (8.13%) Degree
28 117 (8.00%) Security Cleared
28 117 (8.00%) Visualisation

Data Management
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
1 109 (7.45%) SAS
2 46 (3.14%) Apache Spark
3 45 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.64%) Apache
4 24 (1.64%) CMS
5 17 (1.16%) Confluence
6 15 (1.03%) Apache Pig
7 13 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (0.82%) OpenStack
9 11 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.75%) Jupyter
10 6 (0.41%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.41%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.21%) JBoss
13 3 (0.21%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.21%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 151 (10.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
3 55 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.41%) Windchill
8 5 (0.34%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.21%) InDesign
9 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (2.53%) Markit EDM
2 13 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.75%) PolarLake
4 10 (0.68%) thinkFolio
5 9 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.55%) BusinessWare
6 8 (0.55%) Eloqua
7 7 (0.48%) SimCorp Dimension
8 6 (0.41%) SAP R/3
8 6 (0.41%) SAP SD
8 6 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.27%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.27%) Teamcenter
10 4 (0.27%) WebTrends
10 4 (0.27%) Workday HCM
11 3 (0.21%) HFM
11 3 (0.21%) Kondor
11 3 (0.21%) Loan IQ
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 99 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
3 96 (6.56%) SaaS
4 75 (5.13%) PaaS
5 56 (3.83%) IaaS
6 16 (1.09%) Office 365
7 14 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 13 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (0.82%) GitHub
9 12 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.82%) npm
9 12 (0.82%) Yarn
10 11 (0.75%) iPaaS
11 10 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (0.68%) Boomi
11 10 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.48%) Data Lake Analytics
12 7 (0.48%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.57%) SMS
2 21 (1.44%) FTP
3 15 (1.03%) Firewall
4 12 (0.82%) FCoE
4 12 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
4 12 (0.82%) iSCSI
5 11 (0.75%) Network Security
6 9 (0.62%) VPN
7 8 (0.55%) DHCP
7 8 (0.55%) DNS
7 8 (0.55%) Internet
7 8 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.55%) VoIP
8 7 (0.48%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.41%) WAN
10 5 (0.34%) BGP
10 5 (0.34%) IP Telephony
10 5 (0.34%) OSPF
10 5 (0.34%) Skype
10 5 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (13.12%) Data Warehouse
2 148 (10.12%) SQL Server
3 143 (9.77%) Big Data
4 105 (7.18%) Hadoop
5 90 (6.15%) Relational Database
6 88 (6.02%) NoSQL
7 63 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 59 (4.03%) Data Lake
9 56 (3.83%) Power BI
10 48 (3.28%) Apache Hive
10 48 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
11 43 (2.94%) MongoDB
12 41 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 37 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
14 34 (2.32%) HBase
15 33 (2.26%) DB2
16 31 (2.12%) OLAP
17 30 (2.05%) MySQL
18 29 (1.98%) QlikView
19 28 (1.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 44 (3.01%) Git (software)
2 37 (2.53%) JIRA
3 36 (2.46%) Visual Studio
4 35 (2.39%) ERwin
5 34 (2.32%) Jenkins
6 24 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
7 17 (1.16%) Subversion
7 17 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.82%) Cucumber
9 11 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.62%) ER Studio
10 9 (0.62%) Selenium
11 8 (0.55%) JUnit
12 7 (0.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 7 (0.48%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.41%) Maven
14 5 (0.34%) Gatling
14 5 (0.34%) LoadRunner
15 4 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 372 (25.43%) Finance
2 116 (7.93%) Banking
3 68 (4.65%) Marketing
4 63 (4.31%) Retail
5 60 (4.10%) Legal
6 38 (2.60%) Front Office
6 38 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 37 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 31 (2.12%) Investment Banking
9 29 (1.98%) Law
10 25 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 22 (1.50%) Back Office
12 20 (1.37%) French Language
13 19 (1.30%) Military
14 14 (0.96%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.96%) Games
15 12 (0.82%) Publishing
16 11 (0.75%) German Language
17 9 (0.62%) Advertising
17 9 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 437 (29.87%) Analyst
2 228 (15.58%) Developer
3 204 (13.94%) Architect
4 175 (11.96%) Data Analyst
5 148 (10.12%) Business Analyst
6 117 (8.00%) Data Architect
7 84 (5.74%) Project Manager
8 81 (5.54%) Consultant
9 56 (3.83%) Data Manager
10 51 (3.49%) Data Engineer
11 47 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
12 38 (2.60%) SQL Analyst
13 36 (2.46%) Administrator
13 36 (2.46%) Data Business Analyst
14 35 (2.39%) Java Developer
15 31 (2.12%) SQL Data Analyst
16 30 (2.05%) Senior Analyst
17 29 (1.98%) Data Scientist
18 28 (1.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 28 (1.91%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (4.78%) .NET
2 56 (3.83%) XML
3 52 (3.55%) Web Services
4 38 (2.60%) HTML
5 34 (2.32%) JSON
6 26 (1.78%) ASP.NET
7 22 (1.50%) Kafka
7 22 (1.50%) WCF
8 21 (1.44%) AngularJS
9 20 (1.37%) Node.js
10 18 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 17 (1.16%) React
11 17 (1.16%) RESTful
12 16 (1.09%) CSS
12 16 (1.09%) J2EE
12 16 (1.09%) Middleware
13 15 (1.03%) ISPF
14 14 (0.96%) TensorFlow
14 14 (0.96%) WPF
14 14 (0.96%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 239 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
2 191 (13.06%) Management Information System
3 60 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
4 51 (3.49%) Reference Data
5 46 (3.14%) User Experience
6 45 (3.08%) Data Structures
7 40 (2.73%) Data Centre
8 39 (2.67%) Computer Science
9 28 (1.91%) Fixed Income
10 25 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
10 25 (1.71%) Virtual Team
11 23 (1.57%) Equities
12 22 (1.50%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.30%) Credit Risk
14 18 (1.23%) CMDB
14 18 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 18 (1.23%) Mobile App
15 17 (1.16%) Replication
16 15 (1.03%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 93 (6.36%) Linux
2 88 (6.02%) Unix
3 55 (3.76%) Windows
4 40 (2.73%) AIX
5 34 (2.32%) Windows Server
6 31 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.71%) VMS
8 17 (1.16%) Solaris
9 16 (1.09%) HPUX
9 16 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
10 15 (1.03%) MVS
11 14 (0.96%) VME
12 10 (0.68%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.62%) Android
14 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.27%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.27%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (25.02%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (18.05%) Business Intelligence
3 258 (17.63%) Analytics
4 238 (16.27%) Data Modelling
5 225 (15.38%) ETL
6 194 (13.26%) Data Analysis
6 194 (13.26%) Data Governance
7 189 (12.92%) Migration
8 176 (12.03%) Project Management
9 164 (11.21%) Data Architecture
10 160 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
11 150 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 133 (9.09%) ITIL
13 120 (8.20%) Change Management
14 117 (8.00%) Open Source
14 117 (8.00%) Visualisation
15 113 (7.72%) Business Analysis
16 111 (7.59%) Data Migration
17 108 (7.38%) Scrum
18 101 (6.90%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 355 (24.27%) SQL
2 121 (8.27%) Java
3 108 (7.38%) Python
4 93 (6.36%) C#
5 86 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 70 (4.78%) C
7 54 (3.69%) Shell Script
8 51 (3.49%) R
9 40 (2.73%) PL/SQL
10 39 (2.67%) Scala
11 33 (2.26%) VBA
12 32 (2.19%) T-SQL
13 28 (1.91%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.09%) JCL
15 13 (0.89%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.89%) C++
16 12 (0.82%) ES6
16 12 (0.82%) ES7
16 12 (0.82%) Perl
17 6 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 119 (8.13%) Degree
2 117 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 82 (5.60%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.39%) CISSP
5 29 (1.98%) CISM
6 28 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 24 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 24 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (1.57%) CCDP
8 23 (1.57%) CCNP
8 23 (1.57%) Chartered Engineer
9 21 (1.44%) ISEB
9 21 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 14 (0.96%) CCIE
10 14 (0.96%) PMI Certification
11 13 (0.89%) Master's Degree
11 13 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.82%) PMP
13 9 (0.62%) MCSE
14 8 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (15.45%) Data Quality
2 125 (8.54%) GDPR
3 70 (4.78%) QA
4 17 (1.16%) Def Stans
5 16 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (1.03%) GCP
6 15 (1.03%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.96%) PMO
8 12 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
9 11 (0.75%) GxP
10 8 (0.55%) SLA
11 4 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (0.27%) GLP
11 4 (0.27%) GMP
11 4 (0.27%) IFRS
11 4 (0.27%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 49 (3.35%) Docker
2 37 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 15 (1.03%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 15 (1.03%) RACF
5 13 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.82%) Apache Flume
6 12 (0.82%) NFS
7 10 (0.68%) HDFS
8 9 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (0.55%) XenApp
10 7 (0.48%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.34%) StorNext
12 4 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.068%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (1.23%) Tivoli
2 17 (1.16%) Puppet
3 15 (1.03%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 13 (0.89%) Terraform
5 12 (0.82%) EMC VPLEX
6 10 (0.68%) Ansible
7 9 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.62%) SCCM
8 8 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.34%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.34%) Oozie
9 5 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.27%) Nagios
10 4 (0.27%) Packer
10 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.21%) CASB
11 3 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 216 (14.76%) Microsoft
2 187 (12.78%) Oracle
3 93 (6.36%) Tableau
4 90 (6.15%) SAP
5 59 (4.03%) Informatica
6 49 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
7 42 (2.87%) HP
8 39 (2.67%) Talend
9 38 (2.60%) Cisco
10 32 (2.19%) ServiceNow
11 30 (2.05%) Red Hat
12 29 (1.98%) IBM
13 28 (1.91%) Teradata
14 26 (1.78%) Citrix
15 24 (1.64%) Cloudera
16 23 (1.57%) Google
16 23 (1.57%) webMethods
17 21 (1.44%) Ab Initio
18 20 (1.37%) Cognos
19 19 (1.30%) Hortonworks