Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 593 538 627
Rank change year-on-year -55 +89 -28
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 302 322 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.29% 1.49% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 189 201
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -1.79% +12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £20.65 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.15% -24.92% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37.50 £14.32 £17.38
90th Percentile £45.75 £40.38 £47.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £19.30 £48.50
% change year-on-year +109.90% -60.22% +94.00%

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 23,347 21,664 24,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.81% 22.66% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,308 14,440 16,230
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 252 374
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +8.57% +10.52%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.50 £49.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £34.50 £30.21
% change year-on-year -6.52% +14.22% +11.87%

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 14 August 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 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 14 August 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 -31 284 £450 - 69
London -5 157 £525 +5.00% 24
UK excluding London -44 141 £413 -1.79% 54
South East -21 47 £416 -3.48% 4
South West +6 31 £425 - 10
North of England -12 27 £388 -6.06% 18
North West -6 22 £409 +5.48% 8
Midlands -2 17 £410 +2.50% 8
West Midlands -15 13 £410 +5.81% 5
Scotland -52 10 £413 -2.94% 9
Wales -11 5 £300 -25.00%
East Midlands +6 4 £425 +1.49% 3
East of England -32 4 £463 +11.45% 5
North East - 4 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -25 1 £325 -22.62% 9

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 124 (41.06%) Analytics
2 122 (40.40%) SQL
3 106 (35.10%) Python
4 105 (34.77%) Data Science
5 101 (33.44%) Visualisation
6 97 (32.12%) Analytical Skills
7 87 (28.81%) Machine Learning
8 86 (28.48%) Finance
9 85 (28.15%) Business Intelligence
10 84 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
11 77 (25.50%) Big Data
12 74 (24.50%) R
13 73 (24.17%) Data Analysis
14 68 (22.52%) Mathematics
15 65 (21.52%) Hadoop
16 64 (21.19%) Problem-Solving
17 62 (20.53%) Apache Spark
18 60 (19.87%) Data Modelling
19 53 (17.55%) Data Warehouse
20 51 (16.89%) Algorithms
21 50 (16.56%) Banking
21 50 (16.56%) Tableau
22 43 (14.24%) Artificial Intelligence
23 42 (13.91%) Statistics
24 41 (13.58%) ETL
25 39 (12.91%) Data Visualisation
26 38 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
26 38 (12.58%) Security Cleared
27 33 (10.93%) Microsoft
27 33 (10.93%) Power BI

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 62 (20.53%) Apache Spark
2 23 (7.62%) SAS
3 16 (5.30%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (4.97%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.30%) Jupyter
6 9 (2.98%) Gunicorn
6 9 (2.98%) nginx
7 7 (2.32%) Apache Solr
7 7 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.32%) Confluence
7 7 (2.32%) IIS
8 6 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.66%) Apache
10 2 (0.66%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (8.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.32%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.99%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.33%) Data Workbench
4 1 (0.33%) Finacle
4 1 (0.33%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.33%) Movex
4 1 (0.33%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.33%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.98%) Route 53
3 9 (2.98%) Serverless
4 8 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (2.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (2.32%) AWS CloudTrail
6 6 (1.99%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.32%) Heroku
8 3 (0.99%) Azure Machine Learning
8 3 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.99%) Office 365
8 3 (0.99%) SaaS
9 2 (0.66%) AdWords
9 2 (0.66%) GitHub
9 2 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.33%) Slack
10 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.97%) Internet
2 6 (1.99%) Kerberos
2 6 (1.99%) SSL
2 6 (1.99%) VPN
3 3 (0.99%) SMS
4 1 (0.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (25.50%) Big Data
2 65 (21.52%) Hadoop
3 53 (17.55%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (10.93%) Power BI
5 31 (10.26%) SQL Server
6 29 (9.60%) Relational Database
7 19 (6.29%) Apache Hive
8 15 (4.97%) HBase
8 15 (4.97%) MongoDB
9 14 (4.64%) Data Lake
9 14 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (4.30%) BusinessObjects
10 13 (4.30%) Spotfire
11 10 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (3.31%) NoSQL
12 9 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (2.32%) Looker
13 7 (2.32%) MySQL
13 7 (2.32%) Qlik Sense
13 7 (2.32%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 20 (6.62%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.96%) JIRA
3 8 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.65%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.99%) FishEye
5 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.99%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.99%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.99%) Selenium
6 3 (0.99%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.66%) Moq
7 2 (0.66%) MSTest
7 2 (0.66%) NUnit
7 2 (0.66%) RStudio
8 1 (0.33%) TestDirector
General
1 86 (28.48%) Finance
2 50 (16.56%) Banking
3 24 (7.95%) Investment Banking
3 24 (7.95%) Marketing
4 18 (5.96%) Games
4 18 (5.96%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.97%) Front Office
6 11 (3.64%) Automotive
7 8 (2.65%) Retail
7 8 (2.65%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.32%) Legal
9 4 (1.32%) Advertising
9 4 (1.32%) Law
10 3 (0.99%) Back Office
10 3 (0.99%) Electronics
10 3 (0.99%) French Language
10 3 (0.99%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.66%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.66%) German Language
Job Titles
1 107 (35.43%) Analyst
2 48 (15.89%) Business Analyst
2 48 (15.89%) Developer
3 47 (15.56%) Data Scientist
4 41 (13.58%) Data Analyst
5 21 (6.95%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 19 (6.29%) Architect
7 18 (5.96%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
8 15 (4.97%) Python Developer
9 14 (4.64%) Data Engineer
10 12 (3.97%) Consultant
11 11 (3.64%) Scrum Master
12 10 (3.31%) Banking Analyst
12 10 (3.31%) SQL Analyst
13 9 (2.98%) Data Architect
13 9 (2.98%) Insight Analyst
14 8 (2.65%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 7 (2.32%) Big Data Developer
15 7 (2.32%) Financial Analyst
15 7 (2.32%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.60%) Kafka
2 28 (9.27%) Natural Language Processing
3 20 (6.62%) XML
4 16 (5.30%) Pandas
5 15 (4.97%) HTML
6 13 (4.30%) D3.js
6 13 (4.30%) Node.js
6 13 (4.30%) NumPy
7 12 (3.97%) Matplotlib
8 11 (3.64%) HTML5
8 11 (3.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 11 (3.64%) Unreal Engine
9 9 (2.98%) CSS
9 9 (2.98%) LDAP
9 9 (2.98%) RESTful
10 8 (2.65%) jQuery
10 8 (2.65%) React
10 8 (2.65%) REST
11 7 (2.32%) Play Framework
12 6 (1.99%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 97 (32.12%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (16.89%) Algorithms
3 28 (9.27%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.30%) Data Structures
4 16 (5.30%) User Experience
5 13 (4.30%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.64%) Robotics
7 10 (3.31%) Fixed Income
8 8 (2.65%) Fintech
9 6 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.66%) AS400
10 5 (1.66%) Social Media
11 4 (1.32%) Equities
11 4 (1.32%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.32%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.99%) Clustering
12 3 (0.99%) CMDB
12 3 (0.99%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.99%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.94%) Linux
2 19 (6.29%) Unix
3 17 (5.63%) Windows
4 9 (2.98%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.66%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.66%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.32%) AIX
7 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) CentOS
8 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (41.06%) Analytics
2 105 (34.77%) Data Science
3 101 (33.44%) Visualisation
4 87 (28.81%) Machine Learning
5 85 (28.15%) Business Intelligence
6 84 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
7 73 (24.17%) Data Analysis
8 68 (22.52%) Mathematics
9 64 (21.19%) Problem-Solving
10 60 (19.87%) Data Modelling
11 43 (14.24%) Artificial Intelligence
12 42 (13.91%) Statistics
13 41 (13.58%) ETL
14 39 (12.91%) Data Visualisation
15 32 (10.60%) Data Analytics
16 31 (10.26%) Migration
16 31 (10.26%) Statistical Modelling
17 28 (9.27%) Open Source
18 26 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
19 24 (7.95%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 122 (40.40%) SQL
2 106 (35.10%) Python
3 74 (24.50%) R
4 27 (8.94%) JavaScript
5 22 (7.28%) Scala
6 17 (5.63%) Java
7 13 (4.30%) Bash Shell
8 11 (3.64%) C#
9 10 (3.31%) MATLAB
10 9 (2.98%) Perl
11 7 (2.32%) C
12 6 (1.99%) VB
13 5 (1.66%) VBA
14 4 (1.32%) ES6
15 3 (0.99%) C++
15 3 (0.99%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (0.66%) PHP
17 1 (0.33%) Ruby
17 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (12.58%) Security Cleared
2 29 (9.60%) SC Cleared
3 28 (9.27%) Degree
4 11 (3.64%) PhD
5 9 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.99%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.66%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.33%) Analytics IQ
9 1 (0.33%) CIPD
9 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.93%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.99%) GDPR
3 3 (0.99%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.33%) EMIR
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.33%) MiFID
4 1 (0.33%) PMO
4 1 (0.33%) PSD2
4 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 13 (4.30%) Docker
2 11 (3.64%) Apache Flume
3 10 (3.31%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.65%) HDFS
5 4 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 9 (2.98%) Terraform
2 7 (2.32%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (1.99%) Ansible
4 3 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.99%) Oozie
5 2 (0.66%) Ambari
5 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.33%) Kibana
6 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (16.56%) Tableau
2 33 (10.93%) Microsoft
3 32 (10.60%) Oracle
4 15 (4.97%) Alteryx
5 14 (4.64%) SAP
6 11 (3.64%) Capita
6 11 (3.64%) Talend
7 9 (2.98%) Hortonworks
7 9 (2.98%) Informatica
8 8 (2.65%) IBM
9 6 (1.99%) AlienVault
9 6 (1.99%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.99%) Teradata
10 5 (1.66%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (1.66%) Google
10 5 (1.66%) Murex
11 4 (1.32%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.32%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.32%) Splunk
11 4 (1.32%) VMware