Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 629 610 601
Rank change year-on-year -19 -9 -15
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 246 294 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.10% 1.34% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 197 187
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £300 £270 £215
90th Percentile £611 £688 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £407 £400
% change year-on-year +4.42% +1.75% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
UK median hourly rate £175.00 £30.50 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +473.77% +65.99% -5.77%
10th Percentile £162.50 £16.64 £16.13
90th Percentile £187.50 £68.05 £24.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £175.00 £19.30 £18.38
% change year-on-year +806.97% +5.01% -5.77%

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 22,379 21,890 21,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.46% 21.97% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,425 15,233 14,357
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +2.41%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £288
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 252 311
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £30.50 £28.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +8.23% -6.07%
10th Percentile £13.38 £14.54 £10.00
90th Percentile £56.93 £55.54 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.75 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -6.43% +32.08% -10.17%

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 22 January 2019.

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 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 22 January 2019. 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 -29 228 £425 -5.56% 71
London +18 134 £475 -3.06% 24
UK excluding London -73 109 £425 +4.42% 53
South East -44 32 £500 +12.68% 10
South West -24 22 £425 +3.03% 8
North of England -13 21 £375 +15.38% 17
Scotland -9 12 £463 +15.63% 4
Midlands +7 11 £375 -1.64% 7
North East -1 10 £350 +16.67%
Yorkshire -15 7 £450 +5.76% 8
Northern Ireland +25 6 £208 -17.00% 2
East Midlands +15 6 £388 +1.64% 4
East of England -1 5 £488 +16.07% 5
West Midlands -20 5 £375 +24.90% 3
North West -5 4 £366 +12.69% 9

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 122 (49.59%) SQL
2 99 (40.24%) Data Science
3 96 (39.02%) Python
4 92 (37.40%) Analytics
5 89 (36.18%) Analytical Skills
6 78 (31.71%) Machine Learning
7 76 (30.89%) Finance
8 67 (27.24%) Visualisation
9 62 (25.20%) Data Analysis
10 61 (24.80%) Business Intelligence
11 59 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
12 57 (23.17%) Data Modelling
13 55 (22.36%) R
14 54 (21.95%) Hadoop
15 52 (21.14%) Data Warehouse
16 50 (20.33%) ETL
16 50 (20.33%) Mathematics
17 48 (19.51%) Big Data
17 48 (19.51%) Algorithms
18 46 (18.70%) Apache Spark
18 46 (18.70%) SAS
19 42 (17.07%) Oracle
20 40 (16.26%) Banking
20 40 (16.26%) Statistics
21 39 (15.85%) Java
22 38 (15.45%) Power BI
22 38 (15.45%) Problem-Solving
23 34 (13.82%) Data Analytics
24 33 (13.41%) SQL Server
24 33 (13.41%) Data Visualisation

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 46 (18.70%) Apache Spark
1 46 (18.70%) SAS
2 9 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.85%) Confluence
3 7 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.63%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.22%) Apache
5 3 (1.22%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.41%) IIS
6 1 (0.41%) IPython
6 1 (0.41%) MQSeries
Applications
1 20 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.47%) SPSS
3 8 (3.25%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.22%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.28%) Azure Data Factory
3 11 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.07%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (3.66%) Data Lake Analytics
6 4 (1.63%) AdWords
6 4 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.63%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.81%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.81%) Yarn
8 1 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.66%) Internet
2 3 (1.22%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.81%) DNS
3 2 (0.81%) HTTP
3 2 (0.81%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.81%) IPv6
3 2 (0.81%) SMS
3 2 (0.81%) SSL
3 2 (0.81%) VPN
3 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (21.95%) Hadoop
2 52 (21.14%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (19.51%) Big Data
4 38 (15.45%) Power BI
5 33 (13.41%) SQL Server
6 25 (10.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (7.32%) MongoDB
8 17 (6.91%) Data Lake
8 17 (6.91%) HBase
8 17 (6.91%) NoSQL
9 16 (6.50%) Apache Hive
10 15 (6.10%) MySQL
11 12 (4.88%) SAP HANA
12 11 (4.47%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (4.47%) QlikView
12 11 (4.47%) Relational Database
12 11 (4.47%) SAP BW
12 11 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (4.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 9 (3.66%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 23 (9.35%) JIRA
2 19 (7.72%) Selenium
3 10 (4.07%) HP UFT
3 10 (4.07%) SoapUI
4 9 (3.66%) Appium
4 9 (3.66%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.44%) ERwin
5 6 (2.44%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.03%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.81%) ER Studio
7 2 (0.81%) FishEye
7 2 (0.81%) Grunt
7 2 (0.81%) JMeter
7 2 (0.81%) JUnit
7 2 (0.81%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.81%) Maven
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.81%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.41%) RStudio
8 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (30.89%) Finance
2 40 (16.26%) Banking
3 21 (8.54%) Retail
4 20 (8.13%) Marketing
5 16 (6.50%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.25%) Front Office
6 8 (3.25%) Games
6 8 (3.25%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.85%) Automotive
7 7 (2.85%) Retail Banking
8 6 (2.44%) Legal
8 6 (2.44%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.22%) Advertising
9 3 (1.22%) French Language
10 2 (0.81%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.81%) Back Office
10 2 (0.81%) Billing
10 2 (0.81%) German Language
10 2 (0.81%) International Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 85 (34.55%) Analyst
2 53 (21.54%) Data Scientist
3 43 (17.48%) Data Analyst
4 34 (13.82%) Developer
5 23 (9.35%) Data Engineer
6 22 (8.94%) Business Analyst
7 17 (6.91%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 14 (5.69%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
9 13 (5.28%) Python Developer
10 11 (4.47%) Azure Engineer
11 10 (4.07%) Big Data Engineer
12 9 (3.66%) Architect
13 8 (3.25%) Data Architect
13 8 (3.25%) Senior Data Engineer
13 8 (3.25%) SQL Analyst
13 8 (3.25%) Test Analyst
14 7 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 7 (2.85%) Machine Learning Developer
14 7 (2.85%) SQL Data Analyst
15 6 (2.44%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.57%) Natural Language Processing
2 20 (8.13%) Kafka
3 14 (5.69%) XML
4 10 (4.07%) NumPy
4 10 (4.07%) Pandas
5 5 (2.03%) .NET
5 5 (2.03%) D3.js
5 5 (2.03%) TensorFlow
6 4 (1.63%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.63%) JSON
6 4 (1.63%) LDAP
6 4 (1.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (1.63%) Unreal Engine
7 3 (1.22%) Matplotlib
7 3 (1.22%) Node.js
7 3 (1.22%) OpenCV
7 3 (1.22%) PyQt
7 3 (1.22%) Regular Expression
7 3 (1.22%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 89 (36.18%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (19.51%) Algorithms
3 8 (3.25%) Robotics
4 7 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.85%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.44%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.03%) User Experience
7 4 (1.63%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.22%) Social Media
8 3 (1.22%) STB
9 2 (0.81%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.81%) Derivative
9 2 (0.81%) Equities
9 2 (0.81%) Fintech
9 2 (0.81%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.81%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.81%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.81%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.76%) Unix
2 20 (8.13%) Linux
3 11 (4.47%) Windows
4 4 (1.63%) Solaris
4 4 (1.63%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.63%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.22%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.81%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (40.24%) Data Science
2 92 (37.40%) Analytics
3 78 (31.71%) Machine Learning
4 67 (27.24%) Visualisation
5 62 (25.20%) Data Analysis
6 61 (24.80%) Business Intelligence
7 59 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (23.17%) Data Modelling
9 50 (20.33%) ETL
9 50 (20.33%) Mathematics
10 40 (16.26%) Statistics
11 38 (15.45%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (13.82%) Data Analytics
13 33 (13.41%) Data Visualisation
14 32 (13.01%) Computer Science
15 28 (11.38%) Artificial Intelligence
16 26 (10.57%) Predictive Modelling
17 24 (9.76%) Validation
18 23 (9.35%) Migration
19 22 (8.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 122 (49.59%) SQL
2 96 (39.02%) Python
3 55 (22.36%) R
4 39 (15.85%) Java
5 25 (10.16%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.47%) VB
7 10 (4.07%) C++
7 10 (4.07%) MATLAB
8 9 (3.66%) Scala
9 8 (3.25%) C#
9 8 (3.25%) Perl
10 7 (2.85%) C
11 6 (2.44%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.03%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.63%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (1.22%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.22%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.81%) PHP
16 1 (0.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 30 (12.20%) Degree
2 20 (8.13%) PhD
3 13 (5.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.63%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.22%) MBA
6 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) Analytics IQ
7 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.91%) QA
2 10 (4.07%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.63%) GDPR
3 4 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.81%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.81%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (6.91%) Apache Flume
2 7 (2.85%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.03%) HDFS
4 3 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.81%) Docker
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.81%) Ansible
1 2 (0.81%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) Kibana
2 1 (0.41%) Oozie
2 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (17.07%) Oracle
2 26 (10.57%) Tableau
3 25 (10.16%) Microsoft
4 15 (6.10%) Talend
5 14 (5.69%) Informatica
6 13 (5.28%) Alteryx
6 13 (5.28%) SAP
7 11 (4.47%) Google
8 10 (4.07%) Databricks
9 9 (3.66%) Perfecto Mobile
10 8 (3.25%) Cognos
11 7 (2.85%) Hortonworks
12 4 (1.63%) Avaya
12 4 (1.63%) IBM
12 4 (1.63%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (1.63%) Verint
13 3 (1.22%) Cisco
13 3 (1.22%) Murex
13 3 (1.22%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.22%) VMware