Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 230 218
Rank change year-on-year +36 -12 -24
Contract jobs citing Data Management 1,208 1,235 1,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.20% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.38% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 769 793
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £261
90th Percentile £704 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 49 34
UK median hourly rate £27.97 £21.50 £26.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.09% -17.67% +62.31%
10th Percentile £16.30 £11.27 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.50 £43.25 £51.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.94 £18.00 £27.67
% change year-on-year +55.22% -34.94% +97.61%

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 72,964 89,500 85,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.40% 86.81% 86.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,909 59,033 56,803
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.32% +0.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,258 2,425 2,063
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.31% -14.86% +9.60%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.23 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.97 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.83% -20.00% +8.70%

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 +40 1,125 £500 - 339
UK excluding London +54 643 £450 - 244
London +43 545 £525 - 119
South East +29 240 £475 - 56
North of England +64 151 £400 -13.51% 64
South West +7 68 £600 +33.33% 25
Midlands +52 67 £450 +10.43% 46
North West +24 66 £350 -24.32% 33
Yorkshire +36 62 £475 - 27
Scotland +32 60 £425 -8.11% 19
East of England +11 49 £410 -8.94% 29
West Midlands +41 47 £411 +1.86% 33
North East +22 23 £428 -10.00% 4
East Midlands +29 20 £525 - 12
Northern Ireland +10 9 £325 -38.10% 1
Wales +18 5 £375 -16.67% 4

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 374 (30.96%) SQL
2 299 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
3 298 (24.67%) Finance
4 277 (22.93%) Analytics
5 221 (18.29%) Business Intelligence
6 220 (18.21%) Microsoft
7 216 (17.88%) Data Modelling
8 204 (16.89%) Data Quality
9 183 (15.15%) Python
10 179 (14.82%) Azure
11 177 (14.65%) ETL
12 161 (13.33%) Oracle
13 155 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
14 148 (12.25%) Data Warehouse
15 147 (12.17%) Migration
16 146 (12.09%) Data Architecture
17 140 (11.59%) Data Governance
17 140 (11.59%) SQL Server
18 137 (11.34%) Data Analysis
19 131 (10.84%) Big Data
19 131 (10.84%) AWS
20 130 (10.76%) DevOps
21 123 (10.18%) Microsoft Excel
22 118 (9.77%) Power Platform
23 117 (9.69%) Power BI
23 117 (9.69%) Management Information System
23 117 (9.69%) Security Cleared
24 116 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
25 109 (9.02%) Project Management
26 108 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management

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 53 (4.39%) Apache Spark
2 51 (4.22%) SAS
3 39 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 26 (2.15%) Apache
4 26 (2.15%) ArcGIS
5 23 (1.90%) IIS
6 22 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (1.41%) Confluence
7 17 (1.41%) GeoServer
8 14 (1.16%) Jupyter
9 10 (0.83%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.41%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.41%) nginx
12 4 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.33%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.25%) JBoss
13 3 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 123 (10.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.08%) Windchill
7 9 (0.75%) XMetaL
8 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.25%) SPSS
9 1 (0.083%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.083%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.083%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 25 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.08%) Markit EDM
2 13 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.91%) PolarLake
4 9 (0.75%) SAP MDG
4 9 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.66%) Adobe Campaign
6 7 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 6 (0.50%) SAP MDM
8 5 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.17%) Minerva
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Utilities
9 2 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.17%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 179 (14.82%) Azure
2 131 (10.84%) AWS
3 118 (9.77%) Power Platform
4 41 (3.39%) PaaS
5 40 (3.31%) Dynamics 365
6 31 (2.57%) IaaS
6 31 (2.57%) Office 365
7 30 (2.48%) GitHub
8 28 (2.32%) GCP
8 28 (2.32%) SaaS
8 28 (2.32%) Serverless
9 25 (2.07%) Amazon S3
10 16 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (1.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 14 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
11 14 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (1.16%) Boomi
12 13 (1.08%) Adobe Analytics
12 13 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.40%) SAN
2 16 (1.32%) NAS
3 15 (1.24%) Skype
4 14 (1.16%) FTP
5 9 (0.75%) Internet
6 8 (0.66%) DNS
7 6 (0.50%) DHCP
8 5 (0.41%) Firewall
8 5 (0.41%) Intranet
8 5 (0.41%) VPN
9 4 (0.33%) HTTP
9 4 (0.33%) LAN
9 4 (0.33%) WAN
10 3 (0.25%) 3GPP
10 3 (0.25%) Network Security
10 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.25%) VLAN
10 3 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.17%) Extranet
11 2 (0.17%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (12.25%) Data Warehouse
2 140 (11.59%) SQL Server
3 131 (10.84%) Big Data
4 117 (9.69%) Power BI
5 104 (8.61%) Relational Database
6 87 (7.20%) PostgreSQL
7 72 (5.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 71 (5.88%) Data Lake
9 70 (5.79%) Hadoop
10 69 (5.71%) NoSQL
11 61 (5.05%) MySQL
12 49 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 47 (3.89%) RDBMS
14 45 (3.73%) Apache Hive
15 43 (3.56%) GIS
16 36 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 31 (2.57%) Geospatial Data
18 30 (2.48%) Amazon Aurora
19 22 (1.82%) DB2
20 21 (1.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 67 (5.55%) Git (software)
2 53 (4.39%) JIRA
3 46 (3.81%) Jenkins
4 33 (2.73%) Visual Studio
5 23 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (1.08%) Subversion
8 12 (0.99%) ERwin
9 11 (0.91%) PowerDesigner
10 8 (0.66%) MSTest
11 7 (0.58%) Maven
11 7 (0.58%) Selenium
12 6 (0.50%) ER Studio
13 5 (0.41%) Travis CI
14 4 (0.33%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.33%) MagicDraw
14 4 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
15 3 (0.25%) Eclipse
15 3 (0.25%) JUnit
15 3 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 298 (24.67%) Finance
2 83 (6.87%) Public Sector
3 74 (6.13%) Marketing
4 68 (5.63%) Banking
5 65 (5.38%) Retail
6 42 (3.48%) Telecoms
7 33 (2.73%) Publishing
8 32 (2.65%) Legal
9 27 (2.24%) Manufacturing
9 27 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (1.41%) Advertising
11 13 (1.08%) Front Office
12 12 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.99%) Law
13 10 (0.83%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.75%) Local Government
15 6 (0.50%) Back Office
15 6 (0.50%) Electronics
15 6 (0.50%) German Language
16 5 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 256 (21.19%) Analyst
2 238 (19.70%) Developer
3 166 (13.74%) Architect
4 138 (11.42%) Data Analyst
5 103 (8.53%) Data Architect
6 68 (5.63%) Consultant
7 63 (5.22%) Business Analyst
8 55 (4.55%) Data Engineer
9 52 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
10 46 (3.81%) Data Manager
11 43 (3.56%) Administrator
12 40 (3.31%) Project Manager
13 35 (2.90%) Data Scientist
14 31 (2.57%) DevOps Engineer
14 31 (2.57%) Java Developer
15 30 (2.48%) Data Business Analyst
16 28 (2.32%) Python Developer
17 27 (2.24%) Software Engineer
18 25 (2.07%) Java Engineer
19 23 (1.90%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (7.37%) XML
2 77 (6.37%) .NET
3 69 (5.71%) Web Services
4 50 (4.14%) Kafka
5 48 (3.97%) JSON
6 46 (3.81%) REST
7 40 (3.31%) RESTful
8 33 (2.73%) HTML
8 33 (2.73%) J2EE
9 29 (2.40%) AngularJS
10 28 (2.32%) Swagger
11 24 (1.99%) SOAP
12 22 (1.82%) Dropwizard
12 22 (1.82%) gRPC
13 21 (1.74%) J2SE
14 20 (1.66%) Pandas
15 18 (1.49%) NumPy
16 17 (1.41%) Node.js
17 16 (1.32%) scikit-learn
18 15 (1.24%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 155 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (9.69%) Management Information System
3 58 (4.80%) Reference Data
4 40 (3.31%) Algorithms
5 37 (3.06%) User Experience
6 36 (2.98%) Data Structures
7 26 (2.15%) Virtual Team
8 24 (1.99%) Clustering
8 24 (1.99%) Pricing Data
9 22 (1.82%) Blog
10 18 (1.49%) NHS
10 18 (1.49%) Taxonomies
11 16 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.24%) Replication
12 15 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (0.91%) Data Centre
14 11 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.75%) Life Science
15 9 (0.75%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 79 (6.54%) Linux
2 71 (5.88%) Windows
3 33 (2.73%) Unix
4 21 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.32%) Windows 10
6 14 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.75%) Android
8 9 (0.75%) Solaris
9 7 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.58%) CentOS
10 6 (0.50%) AIX
11 5 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.25%) VMS
13 1 (0.083%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.083%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (22.93%) Analytics
3 221 (18.29%) Business Intelligence
4 216 (17.88%) Data Modelling
5 177 (14.65%) ETL
6 147 (12.17%) Migration
7 146 (12.09%) Data Architecture
8 140 (11.59%) Data Governance
9 137 (11.34%) Data Analysis
10 130 (10.76%) DevOps
11 116 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
12 109 (9.02%) Project Management
13 108 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 105 (8.69%) Data Integration
15 102 (8.44%) Data Science
16 85 (7.04%) Microservices
17 82 (6.79%) Open Source
18 81 (6.71%) Visualisation
19 78 (6.46%) Data Strategy
20 76 (6.29%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 374 (30.96%) SQL
2 183 (15.15%) Python
3 100 (8.28%) Java
4 84 (6.95%) JavaScript
5 67 (5.55%) C#
6 43 (3.56%) PowerShell
7 31 (2.57%) Perl
8 30 (2.48%) C
9 29 (2.40%) Scala
10 28 (2.32%) Shell Script
11 27 (2.24%) PL/SQL
12 24 (1.99%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.82%) X++
14 21 (1.74%) R
15 16 (1.32%) VBA
16 15 (1.24%) C++
17 10 (0.83%) VB
18 9 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 9 (0.75%) XQuery
19 7 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 117 (9.69%) Security Cleared
2 92 (7.62%) Degree
3 83 (6.87%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.32%) Master's Degree
5 16 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (1.32%) HND
6 11 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.91%) PhD
7 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
8 7 (0.58%) MCSE
8 7 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (0.50%) CIMA
9 6 (0.50%) CIPFA
9 6 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.41%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.25%) HNC
11 3 (0.25%) MCSA
11 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (16.89%) Data Quality
2 58 (4.80%) GDPR
3 34 (2.81%) QA
4 21 (1.74%) PMO
5 10 (0.83%) SLA
6 7 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.50%) MiFID
8 4 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.25%) EMIR
9 3 (0.25%) IFRS
10 2 (0.17%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.17%) NIST
11 1 (0.083%) COBIT
11 1 (0.083%) COREP
11 1 (0.083%) ITGC
11 1 (0.083%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.083%) NCSC
11 1 (0.083%) NEBOSH
11 1 (0.083%) NIST 800
System Software
1 52 (4.30%) Docker
2 23 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.24%) Active Directory
5 14 (1.16%) HDFS
6 8 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.50%) Firmware
9 5 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.33%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.25%) XenApp
12 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.17%) vSphere
12 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.083%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.083%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (1.66%) Ansible
2 18 (1.49%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.49%) Puppet
3 12 (0.99%) SCCM
4 10 (0.83%) Oozie
5 9 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (0.75%) Terraform
6 7 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.50%) Kibana
7 6 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.41%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.41%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.25%) Avamar
10 3 (0.25%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.17%) EnCase
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.17%) Nessus
12 1 (0.083%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 220 (18.21%) Microsoft
2 161 (13.33%) Oracle
3 74 (6.13%) SAP
4 51 (4.22%) Tableau
5 50 (4.14%) IBM
6 40 (3.31%) VMware
7 35 (2.90%) HP
8 34 (2.81%) Informatica
9 32 (2.65%) Citrix
10 29 (2.40%) Google
10 29 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
11 27 (2.24%) Sybase
12 22 (1.82%) Dell
13 21 (1.74%) ESRI
14 20 (1.66%) Cloudera
14 20 (1.66%) Teradata
15 19 (1.57%) EMC
15 19 (1.57%) Talend
16 17 (1.41%) Adobe
16 17 (1.41%) Bloomberg