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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Mining
UK
Rank 490 489 467
Rank change year-on-year -1 -22  
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 119 153 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.17% 1.30% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 112 108
Median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.76 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.95% -39.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -28.00%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10183 11784 11924
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.77% 22.14% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6896 7899 7632
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 189 156
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.15% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £14.50 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

Data Mining
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Data Mining as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Mining.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Mining in the UK

Data Mining
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 99 £450 +11.80% 55
London +17 58 £450 -2.70% 31
Scotland +28 9 £325 -18.34% 3
North West +28 9 £375 - 5
Glasgow +7 9 £325 +8.33%
South East +10 8 £463 +14.19% 6
East of England -1 8 £425 +9.67% 5
West Midlands +13 7 £388 +24.00% 2
Hampshire +11 7 £469 -21.87%
City of London -5 7 £531 +11.84% 5
Manchester +19 6 £288 -28.12% 3
West Yorkshire +2 5 £473 +35.00% 4
Yorkshire -1 5 £473 +33.09% 4
Leeds -2 5 £473 +35.00% 4
Havant - 4 £469 -
Essex - 4 £300 -
Birmingham +3 3 £600 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £550 -
Cambridgeshire +4 2 £513 +32.25% 3
Cambridge +2 2 £513 +32.25% 3
South West -1 2 - - 1
North East - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £363 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £438 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £360 -
Basingstoke - 2 £413 -
Durham - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £413 - 1
Gloucestershire +5 1 - -
Gloucester -1 1 - -

Data Mining
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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.

1 140 (55.56%) SQL
2 80 (31.75%) Analytics
3 73 (28.97%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (26.98%) Analytical Skills
5 66 (26.19%) R
6 65 (25.79%) Finance
7 59 (23.41%) Big Data
8 57 (22.62%) Data Analysis
9 54 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
9 54 (21.43%) Visualisation
10 53 (21.03%) Python
10 53 (21.03%) Data Modelling
11 52 (20.63%) Tableau
12 51 (20.24%) Statistics
13 48 (19.05%) ETL
14 46 (18.25%) SQL Server
14 46 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
15 43 (17.06%) Oracle
15 43 (17.06%) MS Excel
16 41 (16.27%) Java
17 40 (15.87%) Machine Learning
18 39 (15.48%) Microsoft
19 36 (14.29%) Hadoop
19 36 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
20 32 (12.70%) Algorithms
21 31 (12.30%) NoSQL
22 30 (11.90%) Marketing
22 30 (11.90%) Project Management
22 30 (11.90%) Data Management
23 28 (11.11%) Degree

Data Mining
Top Related 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 27 (10.71%) SAS
2 19 (7.54%) Apache Pig
2 19 (7.54%) Apache Spark
3 12 (4.76%) Apache Solr
4 11 (4.37%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.17%) Apache
6 6 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.19%) JBoss
9 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.79%) CMS
9 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.40%) Confluence
10 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (17.06%) MS Excel
2 24 (9.52%) SPSS
3 17 (6.75%) MS Office
3 17 (6.75%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (3.97%) MS Project
5 8 (3.17%) Weka
6 4 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.59%) Stata
7 3 (1.19%) SPSS Modeler
8 1 (0.40%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.38%) FastStats
2 4 (1.59%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.79%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.79%) HFM
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.40%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.40%) RMDS
5 1 (0.40%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.76%) PaaS
3 11 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.57%) IaaS
5 7 (2.78%) Adobe Analytics
6 6 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (1.59%) SaaS
8 3 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.19%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.19%) SmartFocus
9 2 (0.79%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.79%) Trello
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.40%) Force.com
10 1 (0.40%) GitHub
10 1 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.57%) DKIM
1 9 (3.57%) DMARC
1 9 (3.57%) Internet
1 9 (3.57%) SMTP
2 1 (0.40%) Broadband
2 1 (0.40%) FTP
2 1 (0.40%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (23.41%) Big Data
2 54 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (18.25%) SQL Server
4 36 (14.29%) Hadoop
5 31 (12.30%) NoSQL
6 27 (10.71%) MongoDB
7 26 (10.32%) Apache Hive
7 26 (10.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (9.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (8.73%) QlikView
10 20 (7.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (6.75%) Relational Database
12 16 (6.35%) BusinessObjects
12 16 (6.35%) Power BI
13 12 (4.76%) MS Access
13 12 (4.76%) OLAP
13 12 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (4.37%) HBase
15 10 (3.97%) MySQL
16 9 (3.57%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (2.38%) Talend Open Studio
1 6 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.59%) ERwin
2 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.19%) JIRA
4 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (25.79%) Finance
2 30 (11.90%) Marketing
3 22 (8.73%) Banking
4 14 (5.56%) Retail
5 13 (5.16%) Telecoms
6 12 (4.76%) Advertising
7 8 (3.17%) Legal
8 6 (2.38%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.59%) Electronics
10 2 (0.79%) French Language
10 2 (0.79%) Front Office
10 2 (0.79%) Games
10 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.79%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.40%) Law
11 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (34.52%) Analyst
2 46 (18.25%) Developer
3 45 (17.86%) Data Analyst
3 45 (17.86%) Data Scientist
4 24 (9.52%) Architect
5 17 (6.75%) SQL Analyst
6 15 (5.95%) Business Analyst
7 13 (5.16%) Data Architect
8 12 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
9 10 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (3.97%) Consultant
9 10 (3.97%) SQL Data Analyst
9 10 (3.97%) SQL Developer
10 9 (3.57%) Excel Analyst
11 8 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.78%) DBA
12 7 (2.78%) Insight Analyst
12 7 (2.78%) SQL Server Developer
12 7 (2.78%) SSIS Developer
13 6 (2.38%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.75%) Natural Language Processing
2 12 (4.76%) .NET
3 11 (4.37%) Lucene
4 10 (3.97%) XML
5 9 (3.57%) Kafka
6 8 (3.17%) scikit-learn
7 7 (2.78%) HTML
7 7 (2.78%) NumPy
8 6 (2.38%) CSS
8 6 (2.38%) Regular Expression
9 5 (1.98%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.98%) D3.js
9 5 (1.98%) JSON
10 4 (1.59%) Web Services
11 3 (1.19%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.19%) JMS
11 3 (1.19%) Middleware
11 3 (1.19%) SOAP
11 3 (1.19%) Spring
11 3 (1.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 68 (26.98%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (12.70%) Algorithms
3 28 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.37%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.97%) NHS
6 9 (3.57%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.98%) Derivative
7 5 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.59%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.59%) Fintech
8 4 (1.59%) Replication
9 3 (1.19%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.19%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.19%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.19%) Social Media
9 3 (1.19%) User Experience
9 3 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.79%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.79%) Robotics
10 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.17%) Linux
2 5 (1.98%) Unix
3 4 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.19%) Android
4 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.19%) CentOS
5 2 (0.79%) Windows
6 1 (0.40%) AIX
6 1 (0.40%) HPUX
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (31.75%) Analytics
2 73 (28.97%) Business Intelligence
3 57 (22.62%) Data Analysis
4 54 (21.43%) Visualisation
5 53 (21.03%) Data Modelling
6 51 (20.24%) Statistics
7 48 (19.05%) ETL
8 46 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (15.87%) Machine Learning
10 36 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
11 30 (11.90%) Data Management
11 30 (11.90%) Project Management
12 28 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
13 26 (10.32%) Mathematics
14 24 (9.52%) Migration
15 21 (8.33%) CRM
16 19 (7.54%) Data Integration
17 18 (7.14%) Scrum
18 16 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
19 15 (5.95%) Economics
Programming Languages
1 140 (55.56%) SQL
2 66 (26.19%) R
3 53 (21.03%) Python
4 41 (16.27%) Java
5 19 (7.54%) VBA
6 15 (5.95%) MATLAB
7 14 (5.56%) C#
7 14 (5.56%) JavaScript
8 13 (5.16%) Scala
9 10 (3.97%) C++
10 8 (3.17%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.78%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.98%) Perl
12 5 (1.98%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.98%) VB
13 4 (1.59%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.79%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.79%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.79%) PHP
15 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (11.11%) Degree
2 19 (7.54%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.95%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.76%) PhD
5 9 (3.57%) PMP
6 3 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.19%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.79%) CCA
7 2 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.79%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.40%) ACCA
8 1 (0.40%) CBAP
8 1 (0.40%) CEH
8 1 (0.40%) CIMA
8 1 (0.40%) CISA
8 1 (0.40%) CISSP
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB
8 1 (0.40%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (1.59%) PMO
4 3 (1.19%) MiFID
4 3 (1.19%) QA
5 2 (0.79%) IFRS
5 2 (0.79%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.40%) COBIT
6 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.79%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.40%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.98%) Kibana
2 3 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.79%) Oozie
4 1 (0.40%) Ansible
4 1 (0.40%) EnCase
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (20.63%) Tableau
2 43 (17.06%) Oracle
3 39 (15.48%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.56%) IBM
5 12 (4.76%) Teradata
6 11 (4.37%) Cognos
7 9 (3.57%) Informatica
7 9 (3.57%) SAP
8 8 (3.17%) Google
9 7 (2.78%) Adobe
9 7 (2.78%) Alteryx
9 7 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (2.38%) Talend
11 5 (1.98%) Alterian
12 4 (1.59%) Cisco
12 4 (1.59%) MicroStrategy
13 3 (1.19%) DataFlux
13 3 (1.19%) Netezza
14 2 (0.79%) Maxymiser
14 2 (0.79%) Omniture
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