Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 161 203 186
Rank change year-on-year +42 -17 +5
Contract jobs citing Data Management 727 1,263 1,464
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 1.38% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.58% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 745 994
Median daily rate £510 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £356 £313 £288
90th Percentile £775 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £493 £500 £443
% change year-on-year -1.50% +12.99% +10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 38
Median hourly rate £36.76 £21.00 £28.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.02% -26.51% +17.06%
10th Percentile £20.73 £14.90 £13.51
90th Percentile £52.63 £47.31 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.06 £26.00
% change year-on-year +74.52% -22.87% +44.44%

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 39,241 79,752 88,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.48% 87.25% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,733 52,457 58,361
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,385 2,156 2,329
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.20% +12.51% -12.42%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.96 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.99% +14.07% -18.45%

Data Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Management in the UK

Data Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Data Management in the UK

Data Management
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Management over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Management in the UK

Data Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Data Management in the UK

Data Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Management over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Management in the UK

Data Management
Top 17 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 1 June 2020. 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 +54 668 £513 - 91
UK excluding London +38 381 £493 -1.50% 60
London +53 332 £561 +6.90% 37
South East +80 161 £500 - 19
North of England +42 80 £495 +13.14% 10
Midlands +48 39 £400 -15.79% 10
Work from Home +28 33 £625 +16.28% 6
Yorkshire +43 32 £361 -9.69% 1
East of England +35 29 £440 -2.22% 10
North West +22 29 £513 +13.89% 9
Scotland -19 27 £500 - 3
East Midlands +48 26 £384 -26.90% 4
South West +4 23 £500 -2.72% 5
Wales +37 19 £495 +4.21% 2
North East +32 19 £538 +7.50%
West Midlands +28 13 £525 +31.25% 6
Northern Ireland +7 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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.

1 224 (30.81%) SQL
2 198 (27.24%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (27.10%) Analytics
4 180 (24.76%) Data Modelling
4 180 (24.76%) Business Intelligence
5 158 (21.73%) Microsoft
6 151 (20.77%) Azure
7 140 (19.26%) Finance
8 123 (16.92%) Power Platform
9 121 (16.64%) Power BI
10 107 (14.72%) DevOps
11 97 (13.34%) ETL
12 96 (13.20%) SQL Server
12 96 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
13 94 (12.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 94 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
14 93 (12.79%) Migration
15 92 (12.65%) Data Quality
16 88 (12.10%) Data Governance
16 88 (12.10%) Python
17 86 (11.83%) Security Cleared
18 81 (11.14%) Data Architecture
19 76 (10.45%) Scrum
20 75 (10.32%) Windows
21 74 (10.18%) AWS
22 71 (9.77%) SC Cleared
23 70 (9.63%) Java
23 70 (9.63%) Data Science
24 69 (9.49%) Data Lake
24 69 (9.49%) Data Warehouse

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 35 (4.81%) Apache Spark
2 23 (3.16%) SAS
2 23 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.79%) Apache Solr
4 10 (1.38%) Apache
4 10 (1.38%) IIS
4 10 (1.38%) Jupyter
4 10 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (1.24%) Confluence
6 8 (1.10%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.83%) CMS
7 6 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.69%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.28%) Apache Pulsar
10 2 (0.28%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 59 (8.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) ArcInfo
5 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
5 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (2.34%) Markit EDM
2 15 (2.06%) PolarLake
3 11 (1.51%) Eagle PACE
4 6 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.69%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 2 (0.28%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.28%) Unica
8 1 (0.14%) Aligne
8 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 151 (20.77%) Azure
2 123 (16.92%) Power Platform
3 74 (10.18%) AWS
4 54 (7.43%) IaaS
5 51 (7.02%) PaaS
6 21 (2.89%) GCP
7 17 (2.34%) Serverless
8 16 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (2.06%) Office 365
10 7 (0.96%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.83%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.69%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.69%) Stackdriver
13 4 (0.55%) Power Automate
13 4 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.41%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.93%) SAN
2 10 (1.38%) DNS
2 10 (1.38%) Internet
2 10 (1.38%) SSL
3 9 (1.24%) Kerberos
3 9 (1.24%) Skype
4 5 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (0.69%) VoIP
5 4 (0.55%) Firewall
6 3 (0.41%) Intranet
6 3 (0.41%) VPN
6 3 (0.41%) Wireless
7 2 (0.28%) FTP
7 2 (0.28%) HTTP
8 1 (0.14%) 802.15
8 1 (0.14%) DOCSIS
8 1 (0.14%) DSL
8 1 (0.14%) IPv6
8 1 (0.14%) SDH
8 1 (0.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (16.64%) Power BI
2 96 (13.20%) SQL Server
3 94 (12.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (9.49%) Data Lake
4 69 (9.49%) Data Warehouse
5 51 (7.02%) Hadoop
6 50 (6.88%) Big Data
7 48 (6.60%) HDInsight
8 40 (5.50%) Relational Database
9 29 (3.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 29 (3.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (2.89%) NoSQL
10 21 (2.89%) SQL Server 2016
11 20 (2.75%) Apache Hive
11 20 (2.75%) MongoDB
11 20 (2.75%) Triplestore
12 18 (2.48%) Impala
13 16 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (1.93%) HBase
15 13 (1.79%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 49 (6.74%) Visual Studio
2 29 (3.99%) JIRA
3 26 (3.58%) Git (software)
4 16 (2.20%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.65%) ERwin
6 10 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (1.10%) Artifactory
7 8 (1.10%) GitLab
8 6 (0.83%) ER Studio
9 5 (0.69%) PowerDesigner
10 4 (0.55%) tSQLt
11 3 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.28%) minitest
12 2 (0.28%) RSpec
12 2 (0.28%) Selenium
12 2 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.28%) Subversion
13 1 (0.14%) PostCSS
13 1 (0.14%) TestCafe
13 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 140 (19.26%) Finance
2 68 (9.35%) Public Sector
3 37 (5.09%) Marketing
4 34 (4.68%) Legal
5 29 (3.99%) Banking
6 24 (3.30%) Front Office
7 20 (2.75%) Publishing
8 15 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (2.06%) Retail
8 15 (2.06%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.65%) Back Office
11 8 (1.10%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.96%) Electronics
13 5 (0.69%) Advertising
14 4 (0.55%) Local Government
15 3 (0.41%) Games
15 3 (0.41%) Law
15 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 115 (15.82%) Analyst
2 104 (14.31%) Architect
3 87 (11.97%) Developer
4 60 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 59 (8.12%) Data Analyst
5 59 (8.12%) Data Architect
6 52 (7.15%) Data Engineer
7 44 (6.05%) Consultant
8 42 (5.78%) Business Analyst
9 38 (5.23%) Data Manager
10 36 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
11 31 (4.26%) Azure Engineer
12 24 (3.30%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 20 (2.75%) DBA
14 18 (2.48%) Senior Manager
15 17 (2.34%) SQL Analyst
16 16 (2.20%) Azure DevOps
16 16 (2.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 15 (2.06%) Data Business Analyst
17 15 (2.06%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.33%) Web Services
2 36 (4.95%) .NET
3 31 (4.26%) Kafka
4 23 (3.16%) PySpark
5 18 (2.48%) .NET Core
5 18 (2.48%) React
6 16 (2.20%) XML
7 12 (1.65%) HTML
7 12 (1.65%) Middleware
7 12 (1.65%) REST
8 10 (1.38%) JSON
9 9 (1.24%) CSS
10 8 (1.10%) ADO
10 8 (1.10%) Apache NiFi
10 8 (1.10%) Spark Streaming
11 7 (0.96%) HTML5
11 7 (0.96%) RESTful
11 7 (0.96%) SOAP
12 6 (0.83%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.83%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 96 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (8.67%) Reference Data
3 60 (8.25%) Management Information System
4 36 (4.95%) Fixed Income
5 27 (3.71%) Data Structures
5 27 (3.71%) Taxonomies
6 24 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (2.48%) Hedge funds
9 15 (2.06%) Equities
10 14 (1.93%) Algorithms
10 14 (1.93%) User Experience
11 12 (1.65%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.65%) NHS
11 12 (1.65%) PMI
12 9 (1.24%) Derivative
12 9 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.10%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.83%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 75 (10.32%) Windows
2 40 (5.50%) Linux
3 16 (2.20%) Unix
4 11 (1.51%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.38%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.10%) Android
6 8 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.41%) CentOS
9 3 (0.41%) VMS
10 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (27.24%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (27.10%) Analytics
3 180 (24.76%) Business Intelligence
3 180 (24.76%) Data Modelling
4 107 (14.72%) DevOps
5 97 (13.34%) ETL
6 94 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
7 93 (12.79%) Migration
8 88 (12.10%) Data Governance
9 81 (11.14%) Data Architecture
10 76 (10.45%) Scrum
11 70 (9.63%) Data Science
12 69 (9.49%) Data Analysis
13 67 (9.22%) Visualisation
14 63 (8.67%) Test Automation
15 62 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
16 59 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
17 55 (7.57%) Project Delivery
18 54 (7.43%) Data Migration
19 49 (6.74%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 224 (30.81%) SQL
2 88 (12.10%) Python
3 70 (9.63%) Java
4 65 (8.94%) PowerShell
5 33 (4.54%) JavaScript
6 31 (4.26%) R
7 30 (4.13%) T-SQL
8 23 (3.16%) C#
9 19 (2.61%) Scala
10 15 (2.06%) SPARQL
11 14 (1.93%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.79%) SHACL
13 10 (1.38%) Korn
14 8 (1.10%) Perl
15 6 (0.83%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.69%) C
16 5 (0.69%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.69%) VBA
17 4 (0.55%) ANSI SQL
18 3 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 86 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 71 (9.77%) SC Cleared
3 49 (6.74%) Degree
4 14 (1.93%) CISM
5 12 (1.65%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.38%) Master's Degree
7 9 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.83%) PhD
10 4 (0.55%) IBM Certification
10 4 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.41%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.41%) ISEB
11 3 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.41%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (12.65%) Data Quality
2 30 (4.13%) GDPR
3 29 (3.99%) QA
4 14 (1.93%) COBIT
5 12 (1.65%) SLA
6 5 (0.69%) CDISC
7 4 (0.55%) HL7
7 4 (0.55%) IFRS
7 4 (0.55%) PMO
7 4 (0.55%) RMADS
8 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.28%) Good Clinical Practice
9 2 (0.28%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.14%) Basel III
10 1 (0.14%) EMIR
10 1 (0.14%) GMP
10 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 46 (6.33%) Virtual Machines
2 16 (2.20%) Docker
3 13 (1.79%) HDFS
4 12 (1.65%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.69%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (1.93%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.38%) Oozie
3 8 (1.10%) Terraform
4 6 (0.83%) Ansible
5 5 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (0.69%) TeMIP
6 4 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.55%) Puppet
7 3 (0.41%) Packer
8 2 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.28%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.14%) Kibana
9 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 158 (21.73%) Microsoft
2 55 (7.57%) Oracle
3 54 (7.43%) Informatica
4 47 (6.46%) SAP
5 28 (3.85%) Google
5 28 (3.85%) Tableau
6 24 (3.30%) Cloudera
7 17 (2.34%) Bloomberg
7 17 (2.34%) Databricks
8 13 (1.79%) Hortonworks
8 13 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.65%) Ab Initio
10 10 (1.38%) StreamSets
10 10 (1.38%) Talend
10 10 (1.38%) VMware
11 9 (1.24%) Adobe
11 9 (1.24%) IBM
12 8 (1.10%) Pega
12 8 (1.10%) Reuters
12 8 (1.10%) Sybase