Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 615 561 617
Rank change year-on-year -54 +56 +21
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 282 327 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.22% 1.50% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 190 196
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £236
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 1
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £22.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.09% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £37.50 £14.79 £26.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.95 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £19.30 -
% change year-on-year +109.90% - -

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 23,181 21,824 23,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.74% 22.41% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,250 14,569 15,912
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 273 386
UK median hourly rate £27.73 £30.00 £29.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.57% +0.20% +1.49%
10th Percentile £13.35 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.00 £53.75 £48.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.90 £31.08 £29.01
% change year-on-year -13.44% +7.11% -2.48%

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 24 September 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
Top 13 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 24 September 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 -31 270 £450 - 57
London -18 145 £530 +6.00% 28
UK excluding London -33 135 £413 - 36
South East -13 43 £410 -3.53% 6
South West +8 39 £425 - 10
North of England -24 24 £400 +4.92% 6
North West -9 20 £413 +3.13% 5
Midlands -9 16 £410 +0.92% 3
West Midlands -11 13 £405 +24.62% 1
Scotland -35 11 £413 -2.94% 6
North East - 4 £300 -
East Midlands +5 3 £425 +1.49% 2
East of England -34 2 £425 +3.34% 4

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Mining 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 Mining.

1 114 (40.43%) Data Science
2 108 (38.30%) Analytics
3 105 (37.23%) Python
4 101 (35.82%) SQL
5 98 (34.75%) Visualisation
6 92 (32.62%) Analytical Skills
7 89 (31.56%) Machine Learning
8 75 (26.60%) Business Intelligence
8 75 (26.60%) Finance
9 67 (23.76%) Mathematics
10 66 (23.40%) Big Data
11 65 (23.05%) Data Analysis
12 63 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
13 62 (21.99%) Problem-Solving
14 61 (21.63%) Hadoop
14 61 (21.63%) R
15 57 (20.21%) Apache Spark
16 53 (18.79%) Algorithms
16 53 (18.79%) Data Warehouse
17 49 (17.38%) Statistics
18 46 (16.31%) Banking
19 43 (15.25%) Data Modelling
19 43 (15.25%) Tableau
20 42 (14.89%) Artificial Intelligence
21 41 (14.54%) ETL
22 40 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
22 40 (14.18%) Data Analytics
23 35 (12.41%) Security Cleared
23 35 (12.41%) Migration
24 31 (10.99%) Natural Language Processing

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 57 (20.21%) Apache Spark
2 22 (7.80%) SAS
3 14 (4.96%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (4.96%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.26%) Jupyter
5 9 (3.19%) Gunicorn
5 9 (3.19%) nginx
6 7 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.48%) IIS
7 6 (2.13%) Confluence
7 6 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.77%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.35%) Apache
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.77%) SPSS
4 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.35%) Data Workbench
4 1 (0.35%) Finacle
4 1 (0.35%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.35%) Movex
4 1 (0.35%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.35%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 40 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.19%) Route 53
3 9 (3.19%) Serverless
4 8 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (2.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (2.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (2.48%) AWS CloudTrail
6 5 (1.77%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.42%) Heroku
8 3 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.06%) Office 365
9 2 (0.71%) AdWords
9 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.71%) SaaS
9 2 (0.71%) Yarn
10 1 (0.35%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.26%) Internet
2 5 (1.77%) Kerberos
2 5 (1.77%) SSL
2 5 (1.77%) VPN
3 3 (1.06%) SMS
4 1 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (23.40%) Big Data
2 61 (21.63%) Hadoop
3 53 (18.79%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (9.22%) Power BI
4 26 (9.22%) SQL Server
5 24 (8.51%) Relational Database
6 16 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (4.96%) Apache Hive
8 13 (4.61%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (4.61%) Spotfire
9 12 (4.26%) Data Lake
10 11 (3.90%) MongoDB
11 10 (3.55%) HBase
12 9 (3.19%) SAP HANA
13 8 (2.84%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (2.48%) NoSQL
14 7 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (2.48%) SAP BW
15 6 (2.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 6 (2.13%) Impala
Development Applications
1 18 (6.38%) Git (software)
1 18 (6.38%) JIRA
2 8 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.84%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.77%) FishEye
3 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.06%) HP UFT
4 3 (1.06%) Selenium
4 3 (1.06%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.06%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.71%) Grunt
5 2 (0.71%) JUnit
5 2 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (0.71%) Maven
5 2 (0.71%) RStudio
6 1 (0.35%) ER Studio
6 1 (0.35%) ERwin
General
1 75 (26.60%) Finance
2 46 (16.31%) Banking
3 23 (8.16%) Investment Banking
4 18 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 18 (6.38%) Marketing
5 17 (6.03%) Games
6 11 (3.90%) Automotive
7 10 (3.55%) Front Office
8 8 (2.84%) Retail
9 7 (2.48%) Legal
9 7 (2.48%) Telecoms
10 6 (2.13%) Advertising
11 3 (1.06%) Electronics
11 3 (1.06%) French Language
11 3 (1.06%) Law
11 3 (1.06%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.71%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.71%) Back Office
12 2 (0.71%) German Language
13 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 110 (39.01%) Analyst
2 52 (18.44%) Data Scientist
3 45 (15.96%) Business Analyst
4 44 (15.60%) Data Analyst
5 43 (15.25%) Developer
6 25 (8.87%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 22 (7.80%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
8 19 (6.74%) Architect
9 15 (5.32%) Python Developer
10 13 (4.61%) Data Engineer
11 11 (3.90%) Scrum Master
12 10 (3.55%) Banking Analyst
13 9 (3.19%) Data Architect
13 9 (3.19%) SQL Analyst
14 8 (2.84%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 7 (2.48%) Azure Engineer
15 7 (2.48%) Consultant
15 7 (2.48%) Financial Analyst
16 6 (2.13%) Finance Business Analyst
16 6 (2.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.99%) Natural Language Processing
2 24 (8.51%) Kafka
3 18 (6.38%) XML
4 16 (5.67%) Pandas
5 15 (5.32%) Node.js
6 14 (4.96%) HTML
7 13 (4.61%) D3.js
7 13 (4.61%) NumPy
8 12 (4.26%) Matplotlib
9 11 (3.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 11 (3.90%) Unreal Engine
10 10 (3.55%) HTML5
11 9 (3.19%) LDAP
11 9 (3.19%) RESTful
12 8 (2.84%) CSS
12 8 (2.84%) jQuery
13 7 (2.48%) React
14 6 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 5 (1.77%) Play Framework
15 5 (1.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 92 (32.62%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (18.79%) Algorithms
3 29 (10.28%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.61%) User Experience
5 11 (3.90%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.55%) Fixed Income
7 9 (3.19%) Robotics
8 8 (2.84%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.77%) Fintech
9 5 (1.77%) Social Media
10 4 (1.42%) Derivative
10 4 (1.42%) Equities
10 4 (1.42%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.06%) CMDB
11 3 (1.06%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.06%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.06%) Market Risk
11 3 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
12 2 (0.71%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.57%) Linux
2 20 (7.09%) Unix
3 18 (6.38%) Windows
4 9 (3.19%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.13%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.42%) AIX
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.71%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (40.43%) Data Science
2 108 (38.30%) Analytics
3 98 (34.75%) Visualisation
4 89 (31.56%) Machine Learning
5 75 (26.60%) Business Intelligence
6 67 (23.76%) Mathematics
7 65 (23.05%) Data Analysis
8 63 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (21.99%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (17.38%) Statistics
11 43 (15.25%) Data Modelling
12 42 (14.89%) Artificial Intelligence
13 41 (14.54%) ETL
14 40 (14.18%) Data Analytics
15 35 (12.41%) Migration
16 31 (10.99%) Data Visualisation
17 29 (10.28%) Open Source
17 29 (10.28%) User Stories
18 25 (8.87%) Dimensional Modelling
19 24 (8.51%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 105 (37.23%) Python
2 101 (35.82%) SQL
3 61 (21.63%) R
4 29 (10.28%) JavaScript
5 18 (6.38%) Java
5 18 (6.38%) Scala
6 10 (3.55%) Bash Shell
6 10 (3.55%) MATLAB
7 8 (2.84%) C
7 8 (2.84%) C#
8 7 (2.48%) C++
8 7 (2.48%) Perl
9 6 (2.13%) VB
10 4 (1.42%) ES6
10 4 (1.42%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.71%) PHP
12 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.35%) ABAP
13 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (12.41%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.93%) SC Cleared
3 26 (9.22%) Degree
4 17 (6.03%) PhD
5 8 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.71%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.35%) Analytics IQ
9 1 (0.35%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.67%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.48%) GDPR
3 3 (1.06%) SLA
4 2 (0.71%) QA
5 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.35%) PMO
5 1 (0.35%) PSD2
System Software
1 13 (4.61%) Docker
2 11 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.55%) Apache Flume
4 7 (2.48%) HDFS
5 4 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.19%) Terraform
2 5 (1.77%) Ansible
2 5 (1.77%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.71%) Ambari
5 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.35%) Kibana
6 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (15.25%) Tableau
2 27 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.57%) Oracle
3 14 (4.96%) Alteryx
4 12 (4.26%) SAP
4 12 (4.26%) Talend
5 10 (3.55%) Informatica
6 9 (3.19%) IBM
7 7 (2.48%) Murex
8 6 (2.13%) AlienVault
9 5 (1.77%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.77%) Google
9 5 (1.77%) Hortonworks
9 5 (1.77%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (1.42%) Cognos
10 4 (1.42%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.42%) Splunk
10 4 (1.42%) Teradata
10 4 (1.42%) VMware
11 3 (1.06%) Cisco