Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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.

Data Mining
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 615 609
Rank change year-on-year +73 -6 -59
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 331 283 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.50% 1.18% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 197 194
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £257 £233 £189
90th Percentile £664 £591 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +2.50% +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
UK median hourly rate £24.90 £21.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.50% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £15.99 -
% change year-on-year +20.67% - -

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 22063 23942 26326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.20% 22.47% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14890 15947 17272
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 395 396
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.53 £28.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.61% +5.21% +12.25%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.10 £12.63
90th Percentile £54.13 £49.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +12.28% -3.39% +31.11%

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 18 October 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 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 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Mining in the UK

Data Mining
Top 15 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 18 October 2017. 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 +50 283 £450 +12.50% 68
UK excluding London +73 165 £410 +2.50% 45
London -5 150 £500 +23.08% 28
South East +20 46 £425 +16.04% 8
East of England +6 32 £415 -6.48% 8
Scotland +41 28 £425 - 3
North of England +63 20 £406 -1.52% 18
South West +14 20 £425 +45.30% 4
Midlands +26 12 £400 - 2
Yorkshire +31 10 £210 -40.00% 11
North West +19 10 £425 +3.03% 6
East Midlands +12 9 £413 +26.92% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £250 -
West Midlands +23 3 £325 -18.75% 1
Wales +1 2 £400 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 186 (56.19%) SQL
2 126 (38.07%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (32.63%) Analytics
4 104 (31.42%) Data Modelling
5 97 (29.31%) Finance
6 92 (27.79%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (24.77%) Python
8 80 (24.17%) Machine Learning
9 72 (21.75%) ETL
9 72 (21.75%) Business Intelligence
10 71 (21.45%) Data Analysis
11 69 (20.85%) Data Warehouse
11 69 (20.85%) Big Data
12 68 (20.54%) R
13 67 (20.24%) Hadoop
14 60 (18.13%) Oracle
15 56 (16.92%) Visualisation
16 50 (15.11%) MySQL
16 50 (15.11%) XML
17 47 (14.20%) Banking
18 45 (13.60%) Mathematics
19 44 (13.29%) Microsoft
20 42 (12.69%) Java
20 42 (12.69%) Data Integration
21 41 (12.39%) Scrum
22 39 (11.78%) Statistics
22 39 (11.78%) Microsoft Excel
23 38 (11.48%) Computer Science
24 37 (11.18%) Degree
24 37 (11.18%) SQL Server

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 36 (10.88%) Apache Spark
2 32 (9.67%) SAS
3 26 (7.85%) Apache Pig
4 19 (5.74%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.02%) MS Exchange
6 9 (2.72%) Apache Solr
7 7 (2.11%) Apache Airflow
7 7 (2.11%) Luigi
8 5 (1.51%) IIS
9 3 (0.91%) Confluence
9 3 (0.91%) JBoss
10 2 (0.60%) Documentum
10 2 (0.60%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.60%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.30%) CMS
11 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (11.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (6.04%) SPSS
3 13 (3.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.11%) Pipeline Pilot
5 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (1.51%) Stata
7 2 (0.60%) EViews
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.30%) Mingle
8 1 (0.30%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.91%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.60%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.60%) Maximo
4 2 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.30%) FastStats
5 1 (0.30%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.30%) Magento
5 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.30%) Relativity
5 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.21%) PaaS
5 3 (0.91%) Akamai
5 3 (0.91%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.91%) Sumo Logic
6 2 (0.60%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (0.60%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.30%) AdWords
7 1 (0.30%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (0.30%) GitHub
7 1 (0.30%) Office 365
7 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.30%) Quay.io
7 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.81%) Internet
2 3 (0.91%) HTTPS
2 3 (0.91%) Network Security
3 2 (0.60%) VoIP
4 1 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (20.85%) Big Data
1 69 (20.85%) Data Warehouse
2 67 (20.24%) Hadoop
3 50 (15.11%) MySQL
4 37 (11.18%) SQL Server
5 33 (9.97%) Relational Database
6 28 (8.46%) Ingres
7 25 (7.55%) Apache Hive
8 24 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (6.65%) MongoDB
10 17 (5.14%) NoSQL
10 17 (5.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (4.83%) Power BI
12 12 (3.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (3.63%) QlikView
13 10 (3.02%) Blockchain
14 9 (2.72%) BigQuery
14 9 (2.72%) Impala
14 9 (2.72%) Riak
Development Applications
1 11 (3.32%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.72%) JIRA
3 7 (2.11%) Subversion
4 5 (1.51%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.91%) Toad
6 1 (0.30%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.30%) PowerDesigner
General
1 97 (29.31%) Finance
2 47 (14.20%) Banking
3 29 (8.76%) Marketing
4 21 (6.34%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.53%) Games
6 12 (3.63%) Retail
7 9 (2.72%) Front Office
8 7 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.81%) Legal
9 6 (1.81%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.51%) Automotive
10 5 (1.51%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.21%) Advertising
12 3 (0.91%) Electronics
12 3 (0.91%) Law
12 3 (0.91%) Publishing
12 3 (0.91%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.60%) Back Office
13 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 134 (40.48%) Analyst
2 66 (19.94%) Developer
3 57 (17.22%) Data Analyst
4 40 (12.08%) Data Scientist
5 37 (11.18%) Business Analyst
6 17 (5.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 17 (5.14%) Python Developer
7 15 (4.53%) Data Engineer
8 12 (3.63%) Big Data Developer
9 11 (3.32%) Consultant
10 10 (3.02%) Big Data Engineer
10 10 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (3.02%) SQL Analyst
10 10 (3.02%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (2.72%) Analytics Developer
11 9 (2.72%) Architect
11 9 (2.72%) Machine Learning Developer
11 9 (2.72%) SSAS Developer
12 8 (2.42%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (2.11%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (15.11%) XML
2 32 (9.67%) Middleware
3 25 (7.55%) XSLT
4 13 (3.93%) MDX
5 12 (3.63%) JSON
5 12 (3.63%) Natural Language Processing
6 11 (3.32%) Kafka
7 9 (2.72%) Hibernate
7 9 (2.72%) JMS
7 9 (2.72%) Lucene
7 9 (2.72%) Spring
7 9 (2.72%) Web Services
8 8 (2.42%) Play Framework
9 7 (2.11%) CSS
9 7 (2.11%) HTML
9 7 (2.11%) RESTful
10 6 (1.81%) REST
11 5 (1.51%) D3.js
11 5 (1.51%) HTML5
12 4 (1.21%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 126 (38.07%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (11.48%) Computer Science
3 26 (7.85%) Algorithms
4 17 (5.14%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.93%) Data Structures
6 10 (3.02%) Robotics
7 9 (2.72%) Market Risk
7 9 (2.72%) Replication
8 8 (2.42%) Blog
8 8 (2.42%) Fintech
9 7 (2.11%) Life Science
10 6 (1.81%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (1.81%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.81%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.51%) Social Media
12 4 (1.21%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.21%) Streaming Music
13 3 (0.91%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.91%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.37%) Linux
1 31 (9.37%) Unix
2 10 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (2.72%) CentOS
4 8 (2.42%) Mac OS X
5 7 (2.11%) Windows
6 4 (1.21%) Android
6 4 (1.21%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.30%) Debian
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (32.63%) Analytics
2 104 (31.42%) Data Modelling
3 92 (27.79%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (24.17%) Machine Learning
5 72 (21.75%) Business Intelligence
5 72 (21.75%) ETL
6 71 (21.45%) Data Analysis
7 56 (16.92%) Visualisation
8 45 (13.60%) Mathematics
9 42 (12.69%) Data Integration
10 41 (12.39%) Scrum
11 39 (11.78%) Statistics
12 36 (10.88%) Validation
13 33 (9.97%) Data Mapping
14 29 (8.76%) UML
15 28 (8.46%) Data Munging
16 27 (8.16%) Statistical Analysis
17 26 (7.85%) Data Analytics
18 24 (7.25%) Data Management
18 24 (7.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 186 (56.19%) SQL
2 82 (24.77%) Python
3 68 (20.54%) R
4 42 (12.69%) Java
5 31 (9.37%) JavaScript
6 28 (8.46%) Scala
7 21 (6.34%) T-SQL
8 16 (4.83%) Perl
9 13 (3.93%) PL/SQL
10 12 (3.63%) MATLAB
11 10 (3.02%) C#
11 10 (3.02%) VBA
12 9 (2.72%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.42%) Ruby
14 7 (2.11%) VB
15 5 (1.51%) C++
16 4 (1.21%) C
16 4 (1.21%) Objective-C
16 4 (1.21%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (11.18%) Degree
2 18 (5.44%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.14%) PhD
4 15 (4.53%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.72%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.21%) HNC
7 4 (1.21%) HND
8 3 (0.91%) CISSP
9 2 (0.60%) ACCA
9 2 (0.60%) CCNA
9 2 (0.60%) CIMA
9 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.60%) ISEB
10 1 (0.30%) CISA
10 1 (0.30%) CISM
10 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.30%) PMP
10 1 (0.30%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.16%) Data Quality
2 12 (3.63%) QA
3 5 (1.51%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (0.91%) PMO
5 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.30%) BS7666
6 1 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.30%) IAS 39
6 1 (0.30%) IFRS
6 1 (0.30%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.51%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.91%) HDFS
3 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) Docker
3 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (3.32%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.30%) Oozie
3 1 (0.30%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 60 (18.13%) Oracle
2 44 (13.29%) Microsoft
3 35 (10.57%) Tableau
4 20 (6.04%) Teradata
5 16 (4.83%) Splunk
6 11 (3.32%) Informatica
7 10 (3.02%) SAP
8 9 (2.72%) Cloudera
9 8 (2.42%) MicroStrategy
10 7 (2.11%) Google
10 7 (2.11%) Netezza
10 7 (2.11%) RapidMiner
11 6 (1.81%) Cognos
12 4 (1.21%) Ariba
12 4 (1.21%) JD Edwards
13 3 (0.91%) Imperva
13 3 (0.91%) Incapsula
14 2 (0.60%) Maxymiser
14 2 (0.60%) OpenText
14 2 (0.60%) Optimizely