Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 636 556 624
Rank change year-on-year -80 +68 -15
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 273 335 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.18% 1.52% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 201 198
UK median daily rate £439 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £309 £250 £233
90th Percentile £688 £663 £597
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.88% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £30.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.07% +40.26% -
10th Percentile £37.73 £16.64 £17.02
90th Percentile £43.75 £41.80 £27.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £19.30 £15.99
% change year-on-year +115.08% +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 23,220 22,063 23,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.51% 22.24% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,203 14,856 15,847
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £307 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 282 394
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £12.47 £13.63 £10.65
90th Percentile £56.17 £53.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +12.28% -3.39%

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 16 October 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 14 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 16 October 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 -28 261 £450 - 70
London -17 144 £510 +2.00% 36
UK excluding London -71 127 £413 +1.23% 42
South West 0 39 £425 - 10
South East -19 32 £350 -17.65% 7
North of England -18 26 £413 +6.45% 8
North West +4 17 £494 +16.18% 8
Midlands -11 16 £410 +2.50% 6
West Midlands -13 14 £405 +24.62% 3
Scotland -32 12 £413 -2.94% 5
Yorkshire -28 5 £450 +114.29%
North East - 4 £300 -
East Midlands -8 2 £425 +3.03% 3
East of England -29 2 £425 +3.34% 3

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 105 (38.46%) SQL
2 100 (36.63%) Data Science
3 97 (35.53%) Analytics
4 95 (34.80%) Python
5 87 (31.87%) Visualisation
6 85 (31.14%) Analytical Skills
7 74 (27.11%) Machine Learning
7 74 (27.11%) Finance
8 71 (26.01%) Business Intelligence
9 66 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
10 59 (21.61%) Big Data
11 57 (20.88%) Hadoop
11 57 (20.88%) Data Analysis
12 56 (20.51%) Mathematics
13 55 (20.15%) Data Warehouse
13 55 (20.15%) Problem-Solving
14 52 (19.05%) Banking
14 52 (19.05%) Algorithms
15 51 (18.68%) Apache Spark
16 45 (16.48%) Data Modelling
16 45 (16.48%) R
17 41 (15.02%) Statistics
18 40 (14.65%) ETL
18 40 (14.65%) Amazon AWS
19 39 (14.29%) Data Analytics
19 39 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
20 37 (13.55%) Migration
21 35 (12.82%) Tableau
22 30 (10.99%) User Stories
23 29 (10.62%) 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 51 (18.68%) Apache Spark
2 25 (9.16%) SAS
3 13 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.30%) Gunicorn
5 9 (3.30%) nginx
6 8 (2.93%) Confluence
7 5 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.83%) IIS
8 4 (1.47%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.47%) Jupyter
8 4 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.37%) Apache
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (7.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.20%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.47%) SPSS
5 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.56%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.37%) Data Workbench
4 1 (0.37%) Movex
4 1 (0.37%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.37%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 40 (14.65%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.30%) Route 53
3 9 (3.30%) Serverless
4 8 (2.93%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (2.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (2.56%) AWS CloudTrail
6 6 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.47%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.47%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (1.47%) Heroku
8 3 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.10%) Office 365
9 2 (0.73%) AdWords
9 2 (0.73%) SaaS
9 2 (0.73%) Yarn
10 1 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.66%) Internet
2 4 (1.47%) Kerberos
2 4 (1.47%) SSL
2 4 (1.47%) VPN
3 3 (1.10%) SMS
4 1 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (21.61%) Big Data
2 57 (20.88%) Hadoop
3 55 (20.15%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (9.52%) Power BI
5 25 (9.16%) SQL Server
6 21 (7.69%) Relational Database
7 17 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (4.76%) Apache Hive
8 13 (4.76%) Spotfire
9 12 (4.40%) Data Lake
9 12 (4.40%) MongoDB
10 11 (4.03%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (3.66%) NoSQL
12 9 (3.30%) HBase
12 9 (3.30%) SAP HANA
13 7 (2.56%) Impala
13 7 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (2.56%) SAP BW
14 6 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (2.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (8.42%) JIRA
2 16 (5.86%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.93%) Selenium
4 6 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.20%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.83%) Appium
5 5 (1.83%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.47%) FishEye
6 4 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.10%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.10%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.10%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.73%) Grunt
8 2 (0.73%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.73%) JUnit
8 2 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.73%) Maven
9 1 (0.37%) ERwin
9 1 (0.37%) JMeter
9 1 (0.37%) RStudio
General
1 74 (27.11%) Finance
2 52 (19.05%) Banking
3 23 (8.42%) Investment Banking
4 18 (6.59%) Manufacturing
5 13 (4.76%) Marketing
6 11 (4.03%) Automotive
6 11 (4.03%) Front Office
7 9 (3.30%) Games
8 8 (2.93%) Retail
9 7 (2.56%) Legal
9 7 (2.56%) Telecoms
10 6 (2.20%) Advertising
10 6 (2.20%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.10%) Electronics
11 3 (1.10%) French Language
11 3 (1.10%) Law
12 2 (0.73%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.73%) Back Office
12 2 (0.73%) German Language
13 1 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 109 (39.93%) Analyst
2 49 (17.95%) Data Analyst
3 44 (16.12%) Business Analyst
3 44 (16.12%) Developer
4 40 (14.65%) Data Scientist
5 25 (9.16%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 22 (8.06%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 17 (6.23%) Python Developer
8 16 (5.86%) Architect
9 13 (4.76%) Data Engineer
10 11 (4.03%) Banking Analyst
10 11 (4.03%) Scrum Master
11 10 (3.66%) SQL Analyst
12 8 (2.93%) SQL Data Analyst
13 7 (2.56%) Azure Engineer
13 7 (2.56%) Consultant
13 7 (2.56%) Financial Analyst
13 7 (2.56%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 6 (2.20%) Finance Business Analyst
14 6 (2.20%) Machine Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.62%) Natural Language Processing
2 23 (8.42%) Kafka
3 18 (6.59%) XML
4 15 (5.49%) Node.js
5 13 (4.76%) HTML
6 9 (3.30%) HTML5
6 9 (3.30%) LDAP
6 9 (3.30%) RESTful
7 8 (2.93%) CSS
7 8 (2.93%) Pandas
8 6 (2.20%) D3.js
8 6 (2.20%) jQuery
8 6 (2.20%) NumPy
8 6 (2.20%) React
8 6 (2.20%) REST
9 5 (1.83%) scikit-learn
10 4 (1.47%) Play Framework
10 4 (1.47%) Sass
10 4 (1.47%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 4 (1.47%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 85 (31.14%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (19.05%) Algorithms
3 26 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.66%) Robotics
5 9 (3.30%) Fixed Income
6 8 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.93%) User Experience
7 7 (2.56%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.83%) Social Media
9 4 (1.47%) Fintech
9 4 (1.47%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.10%) CMDB
10 3 (1.10%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.10%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.10%) Derivative
10 3 (1.10%) Equities
10 3 (1.10%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.10%) OTC Derivatives
11 2 (0.73%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.16%) Linux
2 23 (8.42%) Unix
3 13 (4.76%) Windows
4 9 (3.30%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.20%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.20%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.73%) AIX
6 2 (0.73%) VME
6 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (36.63%) Data Science
2 97 (35.53%) Analytics
3 87 (31.87%) Visualisation
4 74 (27.11%) Machine Learning
5 71 (26.01%) Business Intelligence
6 66 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (20.88%) Data Analysis
8 56 (20.51%) Mathematics
9 55 (20.15%) Problem-Solving
10 45 (16.48%) Data Modelling
11 41 (15.02%) Statistics
12 40 (14.65%) ETL
13 39 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
13 39 (14.29%) Data Analytics
14 37 (13.55%) Migration
15 30 (10.99%) User Stories
16 29 (10.62%) Data Visualisation
17 26 (9.52%) Dimensional Modelling
18 25 (9.16%) Open Source
19 24 (8.79%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 105 (38.46%) SQL
2 95 (34.80%) Python
3 45 (16.48%) R
4 29 (10.62%) JavaScript
5 22 (8.06%) Java
6 13 (4.76%) Scala
7 10 (3.66%) C#
7 10 (3.66%) MATLAB
8 9 (3.30%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.20%) C
9 6 (2.20%) C++
9 6 (2.20%) Perl
9 6 (2.20%) VB
10 4 (1.47%) ES6
10 4 (1.47%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.10%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.73%) PHP
12 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.52%) Degree
3 20 (7.33%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.13%) PhD
5 8 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.73%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.73%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.37%) Analytics IQ
9 1 (0.37%) CIPD
9 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.86%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.56%) GDPR
3 6 (2.20%) QA
4 2 (0.73%) SLA
5 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.37%) PMO
5 1 (0.37%) PSD2
System Software
1 13 (4.76%) Docker
2 10 (3.66%) Apache Flume
3 9 (3.30%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.20%) HDFS
5 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.30%) Terraform
2 4 (1.47%) Ansible
2 4 (1.47%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.10%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.73%) Ambari
4 2 (0.73%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.37%) Kibana
5 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (12.82%) Tableau
2 29 (10.62%) Oracle
3 27 (9.89%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.40%) Alteryx
4 12 (4.40%) SAP
5 10 (3.66%) Informatica
5 10 (3.66%) Talend
6 8 (2.93%) IBM
6 8 (2.93%) Murex
7 6 (2.20%) AlienVault
7 6 (2.20%) Google
8 5 (1.83%) Perfecto Mobile
9 4 (1.47%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.47%) Cisco
9 4 (1.47%) Cognos
9 4 (1.47%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.47%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.47%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (1.47%) Splunk
10 3 (1.10%) Riverbed