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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 446 520 495
Rank change year-on-year +74 -25  
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 169 129 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.60% 1.10% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 90 96
Median daily rate £450 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £289 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £675 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £403 £375
% change year-on-year +1.55% +7.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 - -

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 10536 11727 13206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.37% 21.83% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15348 17471 20004
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 335 344
Median hourly rate £31.25 £31.90 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.03% +19.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.83 £50.10 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Mining in the UK

Data Mining
Top 10 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 29 June 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 +56 150 £450 - 65
UK excluding London +91 81 £409 +1.55% 40
London +14 81 £500 - 26
East of England +5 20 £415 +10.66% 7
North of England +63 16 £375 -13.04% 15
South East +16 15 £200 -34.69% 4
Scotland +45 13 £423 +25.18% 1
South West +5 11 £425 -33.33% 5
Midlands +15 5 £400 +6.66% 8
Wales -6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 156 (55.32%) SQL
2 98 (34.75%) Analytics
3 84 (29.79%) Finance
4 75 (26.60%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (25.18%) R
6 67 (23.76%) Data Modelling
7 66 (23.40%) Business Intelligence
7 66 (23.40%) Big Data
8 64 (22.70%) Python
9 57 (20.21%) ETL
10 56 (19.86%) Machine Learning
11 55 (19.50%) Data Analysis
12 53 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (18.79%) Oracle
13 49 (17.38%) Data Warehouse
14 44 (15.60%) Statistics
15 43 (15.25%) Visualisation
16 41 (14.54%) Microsoft Excel
16 41 (14.54%) MySQL
17 40 (14.18%) Tableau
18 38 (13.48%) Hadoop
18 38 (13.48%) Java
18 38 (13.48%) SAS
18 38 (13.48%) Banking
19 36 (12.77%) Data Quality
20 34 (12.06%) Degree
21 33 (11.70%) SQL Server
22 32 (11.35%) Data Management
22 32 (11.35%) Mathematics
23 30 (10.64%) Microsoft

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 38 (13.48%) SAS
2 25 (8.87%) Apache Spark
3 19 (6.74%) Apache Pig
4 14 (4.96%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.84%) Apache
6 7 (2.48%) Apache Solr
7 6 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (1.77%) IIS
9 3 (1.06%) Confluence
10 2 (0.71%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.71%) JBoss
10 2 (0.71%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Spatial
11 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (14.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (8.51%) SPSS
3 13 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (4.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (4.61%) MS Visio
4 9 (3.19%) Stata
5 3 (1.06%) Mingle
5 3 (1.06%) Weka
6 2 (0.71%) EViews
6 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.71%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Adobe Campaign
1 4 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.42%) FastStats
2 3 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.06%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.71%) Data Workbench
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.71%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.35%) HFM
4 1 (0.35%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.35%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.35%) RMDS
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.13%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.42%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.42%) Trello
5 3 (1.06%) Akamai
5 3 (1.06%) Sumo Logic
6 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.71%) PaaS
6 2 (0.71%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.35%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.35%) GitHub
7 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.35%) Quay.io
7 1 (0.35%) Slack
7 1 (0.35%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.77%) Internet
2 3 (1.06%) Network Security
3 2 (0.71%) VoIP
4 1 (0.35%) Broadband
4 1 (0.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (23.40%) Big Data
2 49 (17.38%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (14.54%) MySQL
4 38 (13.48%) Hadoop
5 33 (11.70%) SQL Server
6 25 (8.87%) MongoDB
6 25 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (8.51%) Relational Database
8 23 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (7.80%) NoSQL
10 20 (7.09%) Power BI
11 19 (6.74%) Apache Hive
12 17 (6.03%) Ingres
13 15 (5.32%) QlikView
13 15 (5.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (3.19%) HBase
15 9 (3.19%) Oracle Database
16 8 (2.84%) OLAP
17 7 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
1 6 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.77%) JIRA
3 3 (1.06%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.71%) Toad
4 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.35%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.35%) PowerDesigner
General
1 84 (29.79%) Finance
2 38 (13.48%) Banking
3 28 (9.93%) Marketing
4 15 (5.32%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.90%) Retail
6 9 (3.19%) Advertising
7 8 (2.84%) Legal
8 5 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.42%) Front Office
9 4 (1.42%) Games
9 4 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.06%) Law
10 3 (1.06%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.71%) Back Office
11 2 (0.71%) Billing
11 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.71%) Local Government
12 1 (0.35%) Electronics
12 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 129 (45.74%) Analyst
2 55 (19.50%) Data Analyst
3 43 (15.25%) Developer
4 42 (14.89%) Data Scientist
5 34 (12.06%) Business Analyst
6 14 (4.96%) Technical Analyst
7 13 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 12 (4.26%) Architect
8 12 (4.26%) Data Engineer
9 11 (3.90%) Big Data Engineer
9 11 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (3.90%) SQL Analyst
10 10 (3.55%) Consultant
11 9 (3.19%) Digital Analyst
12 8 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (2.84%) Security Analyst
12 8 (2.84%) SQL Data Analyst
13 7 (2.48%) Banking Analyst
13 7 (2.48%) Java Developer
13 7 (2.48%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.16%) XML
2 17 (6.03%) Middleware
3 14 (4.96%) Natural Language Processing
3 14 (4.96%) XSLT
4 9 (3.19%) HTML
5 8 (2.84%) CSS
6 7 (2.48%) Kafka
6 7 (2.48%) Lucene
6 7 (2.48%) Web Services
7 5 (1.77%) .NET
7 5 (1.77%) D3.js
8 4 (1.42%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.42%) HTML5
8 4 (1.42%) REST
9 3 (1.06%) CSS3
9 3 (1.06%) MDX
9 3 (1.06%) MLlib
9 3 (1.06%) Regular Expression
9 3 (1.06%) scikit-learn
10 2 (0.71%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 75 (26.60%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (8.51%) Algorithms
3 19 (6.74%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.55%) Data Structures
4 10 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.19%) Market Risk
6 8 (2.84%) Blog
7 7 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.13%) Credit Risk
8 6 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (2.13%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.77%) NHS
9 5 (1.77%) Robotics
9 5 (1.77%) Social Media
9 5 (1.77%) User Experience
10 4 (1.42%) Clustering
10 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.42%) Smart Meter
11 3 (1.06%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.67%) Unix
2 15 (5.32%) Linux
3 8 (2.84%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.42%) Windows
5 2 (0.71%) Android
5 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.35%) CentOS
6 1 (0.35%) Debian
6 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (34.75%) Analytics
2 67 (23.76%) Data Modelling
3 66 (23.40%) Business Intelligence
4 57 (20.21%) ETL
5 56 (19.86%) Machine Learning
6 55 (19.50%) Data Analysis
7 53 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (15.60%) Statistics
9 43 (15.25%) Visualisation
10 32 (11.35%) Data Management
10 32 (11.35%) Mathematics
11 25 (8.87%) Data Mapping
12 24 (8.51%) Validation
13 23 (8.16%) Statistical Analysis
14 22 (7.80%) Business Analysis
14 22 (7.80%) Performance Tuning
15 21 (7.45%) Data Cleansing
16 20 (7.09%) Data Integration
16 20 (7.09%) Data Visualisation
16 20 (7.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 156 (55.32%) SQL
2 71 (25.18%) R
3 64 (22.70%) Python
4 38 (13.48%) Java
5 19 (6.74%) Scala
6 17 (6.03%) VBA
7 15 (5.32%) MATLAB
8 13 (4.61%) JavaScript
9 11 (3.90%) T-SQL
10 9 (3.19%) C#
10 9 (3.19%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.84%) C++
11 8 (2.84%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.77%) VB
13 4 (1.42%) C
13 4 (1.42%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.06%) Perl
14 3 (1.06%) PHP
15 2 (0.71%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.71%) Go
Qualifications
1 34 (12.06%) Degree
2 15 (5.32%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.61%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.90%) PhD
5 8 (2.84%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.42%) HNC
7 4 (1.42%) HND
8 3 (1.06%) CISSP
9 2 (0.71%) CCNA
9 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.35%) CISA
10 1 (0.35%) CISM
10 1 (0.35%) CRISC
10 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (12.77%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.84%) QA
3 3 (1.06%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.06%) MiFID
4 2 (0.71%) IFRS
4 2 (0.71%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.71%) PMO
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (2.84%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.06%) HDFS
3 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.06%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (0.71%) Oozie
3 1 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.35%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (18.79%) Oracle
2 40 (14.18%) Tableau
3 30 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.03%) Teradata
5 11 (3.90%) Informatica
6 9 (3.19%) SAP
7 8 (2.84%) Adobe
7 8 (2.84%) IBM
7 8 (2.84%) Splunk
8 6 (2.13%) Cognos
8 6 (2.13%) Talend
9 5 (1.77%) Ariba
9 5 (1.77%) Google
9 5 (1.77%) Maxymiser
10 4 (1.42%) Cisco
10 4 (1.42%) DataFlux
10 4 (1.42%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.06%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.06%) Hitwise
11 3 (1.06%) Imperva
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