Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Data Mining skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Mining over the 6 months to 17 January 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 Mining
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 602 591 575
Rank change year-on-year -11 -16 +17
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 299 279 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.36% 1.27% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 191 207
UK median daily rate £433 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £215 £258
90th Percentile £688 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £356
% change year-on-year - +12.28% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £18.38 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.99% +3.52% -51.37%
10th Percentile £16.64 £16.13 £15.00
90th Percentile £68.05 £24.32 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £18.38 £17.75
% change year-on-year +5.01% +3.52% -51.37%

Data Mining is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22,049 21,957 24,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.98% 22.56% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,343 14,634 16,349
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 322 422
UK median hourly rate £30.95 £28.18 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.83% -7.61% +6.31%
10th Percentile £14.68 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.42 £49.88 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.38 £29.50
% change year-on-year +27.85% -7.20% +7.27%

Data Mining
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Mining in the UK

Data Mining
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Mining in the UK

Data Mining
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Mining over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Mining in the UK

Data Mining
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Mining in the UK

Data Mining
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Mining over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Mining in the UK

Data Mining
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 Mining within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 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 +5 274 £438 +9.31% 83
UK excluding London +68 151 £400 - 49
London -43 139 £480 +7.87% 39
South East +24 71 £434 +16.44% 8
North of England +31 22 £325 -18.75% 18
South West +14 16 £413 +91.86% 4
East of England -17 16 £420 -13.85% 9
Yorkshire +20 11 £426 +21.57% 4
Scotland -12 11 £400 +6.67% 4
Midlands +1 8 £381 -7.58% 5
North West 0 7 £325 -19.05% 13
Northern Ireland - 5 £250 -
North East +52 4 £300 +48.15% 1
East Midlands +4 4 £381 +15.09% 4
West Midlands -5 4 £300 -39.95% 1
Wales +7 2 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Mining also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Data Mining.

1 147 (49.16%) SQL
2 122 (40.80%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (37.12%) Analytics
4 87 (29.10%) Business Intelligence
5 86 (28.76%) Python
6 84 (28.09%) Data Analysis
7 83 (27.76%) Data Modelling
7 83 (27.76%) Big Data
8 81 (27.09%) Visualisation
9 78 (26.09%) Machine Learning
10 77 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
11 69 (23.08%) Finance
12 67 (22.41%) ETL
13 60 (20.07%) Data Warehouse
13 60 (20.07%) R
14 57 (19.06%) Statistics
15 55 (18.39%) Tableau
16 54 (18.06%) XML
17 51 (17.06%) Microsoft
18 50 (16.72%) Computer Science
19 48 (16.05%) Mathematics
20 45 (15.05%) Hadoop
21 43 (14.38%) Microsoft Excel
22 41 (13.71%) Degree
23 39 (13.04%) Java
24 38 (12.71%) JavaScript
24 38 (12.71%) SQL Server
25 36 (12.04%) Oracle
26 35 (11.71%) Linux
26 35 (11.71%) Banking

Data Mining
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 30 (10.03%) Apache Spark
1 30 (10.03%) SharePoint
2 29 (9.70%) SAS
3 13 (4.35%) Jupyter
4 12 (4.01%) Apache Pig
4 12 (4.01%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (3.34%) Apache Airflow
5 10 (3.34%) Luigi
5 10 (3.34%) MS Exchange
6 8 (2.68%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.00%) JBoss
8 2 (0.67%) Documentum
8 2 (0.67%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.33%) Apache
9 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.33%) CMS
9 1 (0.33%) nginx
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.33%) uWSGI
Applications
1 43 (14.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (6.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (5.69%) MS Visio
4 16 (5.35%) SPSS
5 10 (3.34%) Pipeline Pilot
6 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (1.67%) Weka
8 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.33%) Gephi
10 1 (0.33%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 12 (4.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.67%) Maximo
2 2 (0.67%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.33%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.33%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Magento
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.35%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (3.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (3.34%) Amazon Kinesis
4 10 (3.34%) AWS CloudTrail
5 9 (3.01%) Google Analytics
5 9 (3.01%) Slack
5 9 (3.01%) Trello
5 9 (3.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (2.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.01%) PaaS
8 4 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.00%) Data Lake Analytics
9 3 (1.00%) Office 365
10 2 (0.67%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.33%) AdWords
11 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.33%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.00%) HTTPS
1 3 (1.00%) Internet
2 1 (0.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (27.76%) Big Data
2 60 (20.07%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (15.05%) Hadoop
4 38 (12.71%) SQL Server
5 34 (11.37%) BusinessObjects
6 26 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (8.36%) Power BI
8 22 (7.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (6.69%) NoSQL
11 16 (5.35%) Apache Hive
12 15 (5.02%) Amazon Redshift
12 15 (5.02%) Relational Database
13 14 (4.68%) Ingres
13 14 (4.68%) MongoDB
13 14 (4.68%) MySQL
14 12 (4.01%) KNIME
15 11 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (3.34%) OLAP
17 9 (3.01%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 11 (3.68%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.34%) Subversion
3 5 (1.67%) JIRA
4 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.33%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.33%) Toad
General
1 69 (23.08%) Finance
2 35 (11.71%) Banking
3 29 (9.70%) Marketing
4 19 (6.35%) Games
5 14 (4.68%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.68%) Front Office
7 9 (3.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 6 (2.01%) Electronics
9 6 (2.01%) Retail
10 5 (1.67%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.34%) Publishing
11 4 (1.34%) Retail Banking
12 3 (1.00%) Automotive
12 3 (1.00%) Legal
13 2 (0.67%) Advertising
13 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.67%) Billing
13 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 117 (39.13%) Analyst
2 64 (21.40%) Data Analyst
3 58 (19.40%) Developer
4 46 (15.38%) Data Scientist
5 33 (11.04%) Business Analyst
6 22 (7.36%) Python Developer
7 21 (7.02%) Architect
8 19 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 15 (5.02%) SQL Analyst
10 13 (4.35%) Insight Analyst
11 12 (4.01%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 12 (4.01%) Data Business Analyst
12 11 (3.68%) SQL Data Analyst
13 10 (3.34%) Consultant
13 10 (3.34%) Data Architect
14 9 (3.01%) AWS Architect
14 9 (3.01%) Machine Learning Developer
14 9 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (3.01%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (18.06%) XML
2 22 (7.36%) NumPy
3 19 (6.35%) Pandas
4 18 (6.02%) Middleware
5 17 (5.69%) JSON
6 15 (5.02%) Natural Language Processing
7 14 (4.68%) D3.js
7 14 (4.68%) Matplotlib
7 14 (4.68%) XSLT
8 12 (4.01%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 12 (4.01%) Unreal Engine
9 11 (3.68%) MDX
10 10 (3.34%) RESTful
11 9 (3.01%) Kafka
11 9 (3.01%) Lucene
12 8 (2.68%) SciPy
13 7 (2.34%) Hibernate
13 7 (2.34%) JMS
13 7 (2.34%) Spring
14 6 (2.01%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 122 (40.80%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (16.72%) Computer Science
3 22 (7.36%) Algorithms
4 17 (5.69%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.01%) Data Structures
6 11 (3.68%) Life Science
7 10 (3.34%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (3.34%) Robotics
8 7 (2.34%) Fintech
8 7 (2.34%) Replication
9 6 (2.01%) User Experience
10 5 (1.67%) FMCG
10 5 (1.67%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.34%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.34%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.00%) Online Banking
12 3 (1.00%) Social Media
12 3 (1.00%) Social Network
12 3 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.71%) Linux
2 21 (7.02%) Unix
3 10 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.68%) Windows
5 7 (2.34%) CentOS
6 5 (1.67%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.34%) Android
7 4 (1.34%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.33%) Debian
10 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (37.12%) Analytics
2 87 (29.10%) Business Intelligence
3 84 (28.09%) Data Analysis
4 83 (27.76%) Data Modelling
5 81 (27.09%) Visualisation
6 78 (26.09%) Machine Learning
7 77 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (22.41%) ETL
9 57 (19.06%) Statistics
10 48 (16.05%) Mathematics
11 33 (11.04%) Data Analytics
11 33 (11.04%) Data Integration
11 33 (11.04%) Open Source
12 32 (10.70%) Data Management
13 31 (10.37%) Data Cleansing
13 31 (10.37%) Scrum
14 26 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (8.03%) Statistical Modelling
16 23 (7.69%) CRM
16 23 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 147 (49.16%) SQL
2 86 (28.76%) Python
3 60 (20.07%) R
4 39 (13.04%) Java
5 38 (12.71%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.69%) Perl
6 17 (5.69%) Scala
7 14 (4.68%) C++
7 14 (4.68%) VBA
8 12 (4.01%) Ruby
8 12 (4.01%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.34%) Bash Shell
9 10 (3.34%) C
9 10 (3.34%) C#
10 9 (3.01%) MATLAB
11 5 (1.67%) PHP
12 4 (1.34%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.00%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.00%) VB
14 2 (0.67%) AWK
Qualifications
1 41 (13.71%) Degree
2 20 (6.69%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.69%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.02%) PhD
5 10 (3.34%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (1.00%) ISEB
8 2 (0.67%) ACCA
8 2 (0.67%) CIMA
8 2 (0.67%) HNC
8 2 (0.67%) HND
9 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.33%) PMP
9 1 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.70%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.34%) QA
3 5 (1.67%) PMO
4 2 (0.67%) GCP
5 1 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.33%) BS7666
5 1 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.33%) EMIR
5 1 (0.33%) MiFID
5 1 (0.33%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.67%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.67%) HDFS
3 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 9 (3.01%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (1.00%) Oozie
3 2 (0.67%) Kibana
4 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (18.39%) Tableau
2 51 (17.06%) Microsoft
3 36 (12.04%) Oracle
4 17 (5.69%) SAP
5 13 (4.35%) Google
6 10 (3.34%) AlienVault
6 10 (3.34%) Cognos
6 10 (3.34%) Netezza
6 10 (3.34%) RapidMiner
7 5 (1.67%) Marketo
8 4 (1.34%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.34%) IBM
8 4 (1.34%) Teradata
9 3 (1.00%) Informatica
9 3 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (1.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.00%) Splunk
9 3 (1.00%) VMware
10 2 (0.67%) Hortonworks