Period
to 24 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 603 596 578
Rank change year-on-year -7 -18 +41
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 282 266 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.28% 1.24% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 177 223
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% -4.71%
10th Percentile £263 £214 £263
90th Percentile £688 £580 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 15
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £19.69 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.92% +0.96% -45.83%
10th Percentile £25.15 £16.20 £15.00
90th Percentile £79.65 £24.67 £39.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.69 £19.50
% change year-on-year +26.98% +0.96% -45.07%

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 21,962 21,527 24,653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.82% 22.45% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,289 14,420 16,493
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £312 £290 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 300 400
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £27.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.82% +1.40% -5.47%
10th Percentile £15.12 £9.37 £11.98
90th Percentile £55.95 £48.88 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -5.66% -3.64%

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 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Mining over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Mining in the UK

Data Mining
Top 16 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 February 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 -12 264 £473 +12.84% 79
London -36 146 £525 +16.67% 35
UK excluding London +44 130 £400 - 51
South East +33 67 £481 +29.92% 12
North of England +9 21 £313 -21.88% 18
Yorkshire +8 11 £426 +30.92% 5
Midlands +7 10 £375 -9.09% 6
South West +18 9 £400 +86.05% 3
East of England -15 9 £463 -5.13% 5
Scotland -9 8 £400 +23.08% 6
West Midlands -1 6 £207 -54.74% 4
North West -8 6 £325 -18.75% 13
Northern Ireland - 5 £250 -
North East +61 4 £300 -
East Midlands +4 4 £381 +8.93% 2
Wales +5 1 £250 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 125 (44.33%) SQL
2 110 (39.01%) Analytics
3 105 (37.23%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (31.21%) Business Intelligence
4 88 (31.21%) Python
5 87 (30.85%) Visualisation
6 84 (29.79%) Machine Learning
7 83 (29.43%) Data Analysis
8 77 (27.30%) Big Data
9 76 (26.95%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (26.24%) Finance
11 65 (23.05%) Data Modelling
12 63 (22.34%) Data Science
13 62 (21.99%) R
14 59 (20.92%) Tableau
15 54 (19.15%) ETL
16 53 (18.79%) Statistics
16 53 (18.79%) Mathematics
17 47 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
18 45 (15.96%) Computer Science
18 45 (15.96%) Microsoft
19 41 (14.54%) Open Source
20 39 (13.83%) XML
21 38 (13.48%) Data Cleansing
22 37 (13.12%) Degree
23 36 (12.77%) Hadoop
23 36 (12.77%) Microsoft Excel
23 36 (12.77%) Data Management
23 36 (12.77%) Power BI
24 35 (12.41%) BusinessObjects

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 29 (10.28%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.87%) Apache Spark
2 25 (8.87%) SAS
3 20 (7.09%) Jupyter
4 17 (6.03%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (3.55%) Apache Pig
5 10 (3.55%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.13%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.77%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (1.77%) Luigi
8 3 (1.06%) JBoss
9 2 (0.71%) Apache
9 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.35%) Mongoose
10 1 (0.35%) nginx
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.35%) uWSGI
Applications
1 36 (12.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (8.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (6.38%) MS Visio
4 12 (4.26%) SPSS
5 7 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (1.77%) Pipeline Pilot
6 5 (1.77%) Weka
7 3 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.35%) Gephi
8 1 (0.35%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 11 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.77%) NetSuite
3 3 (1.06%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.71%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.71%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.71%) Relativity
5 1 (0.35%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.35%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.35%) Magento
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.35%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 15 (5.32%) AWS CloudTrail
2 15 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.96%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (4.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 10 (3.55%) Amazon Kinesis
4 10 (3.55%) Slack
4 10 (3.55%) Trello
5 7 (2.48%) Google Analytics
5 7 (2.48%) PaaS
6 4 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.42%) Office 365
7 3 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.71%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.71%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.06%) HTTPS
1 3 (1.06%) Internet
1 3 (1.06%) SMS
2 2 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (0.71%) Intranet
2 2 (0.71%) LAN
2 2 (0.71%) MPLS
2 2 (0.71%) SMTP
2 2 (0.71%) SNMP
2 2 (0.71%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (0.71%) VPN
2 2 (0.71%) WAN
3 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.35%) Firewall
3 1 (0.35%) FlexRay
3 1 (0.35%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.35%) SSL
3 1 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (27.30%) Big Data
2 47 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (12.77%) Hadoop
3 36 (12.77%) Power BI
4 35 (12.41%) BusinessObjects
5 31 (10.99%) SQL Server
6 19 (6.74%) NoSQL
7 16 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (5.32%) Amazon Redshift
8 15 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (4.96%) Apache Hive
10 13 (4.61%) MongoDB
10 13 (4.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (4.26%) Relational Database
12 11 (3.90%) Geospatial Data
12 11 (3.90%) OLAP
13 10 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (2.48%) Ingres
14 7 (2.48%) KNIME
14 7 (2.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.77%) Subversion
3 4 (1.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.35%) GitLab
4 1 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.35%) Moq
4 1 (0.35%) MSTest
4 1 (0.35%) NUnit
4 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.35%) Toad
4 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (26.24%) Finance
2 34 (12.06%) Banking
3 24 (8.51%) Marketing
4 21 (7.45%) Games
5 15 (5.32%) Investment Banking
6 13 (4.61%) Front Office
7 8 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.77%) Electronics
8 5 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.77%) Retail
8 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.42%) Automotive
9 4 (1.42%) Publishing
10 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.71%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.71%) Billing
11 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.35%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 102 (36.17%) Analyst
2 55 (19.50%) Data Analyst
3 46 (16.31%) Data Scientist
4 45 (15.96%) Developer
5 29 (10.28%) Business Analyst
6 27 (9.57%) Architect
7 19 (6.74%) Python Developer
8 14 (4.96%) Technical Analyst
9 13 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 13 (4.61%) Data Business Analyst
9 13 (4.61%) Insight Analyst
10 12 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 11 (3.90%) Consultant
11 11 (3.90%) Machine Learning Developer
11 11 (3.90%) SQL Analyst
12 10 (3.55%) AWS Architect
13 9 (3.19%) Data Architect
13 9 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.84%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (13.83%) XML
2 29 (10.28%) NumPy
3 25 (8.87%) Pandas
4 21 (7.45%) Matplotlib
5 20 (7.09%) D3.js
6 18 (6.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 18 (6.38%) Unreal Engine
7 12 (4.26%) JSON
8 11 (3.90%) Natural Language Processing
9 10 (3.55%) Middleware
10 9 (3.19%) Kafka
11 8 (2.84%) SciPy
12 7 (2.48%) HTML
12 7 (2.48%) Lucene
12 7 (2.48%) XSLT
13 6 (2.13%) REST
13 6 (2.13%) RESTful
14 5 (1.77%) HTML5
14 5 (1.77%) MDX
14 5 (1.77%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 105 (37.23%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (15.96%) Computer Science
3 22 (7.80%) Algorithms
4 19 (6.74%) Data Structures
5 15 (5.32%) Management Information System
6 12 (4.26%) Robotics
7 10 (3.55%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (2.84%) User Experience
9 7 (2.48%) Fintech
10 6 (2.13%) Life Science
10 6 (2.13%) Reference Data
10 6 (2.13%) Replication
11 5 (1.77%) FMCG
12 4 (1.42%) Blog
12 4 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.42%) Virtual Team
13 3 (1.06%) Credit Risk
13 3 (1.06%) Online Banking
13 3 (1.06%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.06%) Linux
2 14 (4.96%) Unix
3 10 (3.55%) Windows
4 8 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.77%) CentOS
5 5 (1.77%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.42%) Android
6 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.35%) Debian
9 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (39.01%) Analytics
2 88 (31.21%) Business Intelligence
3 87 (30.85%) Visualisation
4 84 (29.79%) Machine Learning
5 83 (29.43%) Data Analysis
6 76 (26.95%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (23.05%) Data Modelling
8 63 (22.34%) Data Science
9 54 (19.15%) ETL
10 53 (18.79%) Mathematics
10 53 (18.79%) Statistics
11 41 (14.54%) Open Source
12 38 (13.48%) Data Cleansing
13 36 (12.77%) Data Management
14 33 (11.70%) Data Analytics
15 31 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (8.51%) Trend Analysis
17 23 (8.16%) Software Engineering
18 22 (7.80%) Data Integration
18 22 (7.80%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 125 (44.33%) SQL
2 88 (31.21%) Python
3 62 (21.99%) R
4 34 (12.06%) Java
5 29 (10.28%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.96%) Scala
7 13 (4.61%) VBA
8 12 (4.26%) C++
8 12 (4.26%) MATLAB
9 10 (3.55%) C
9 10 (3.55%) Perl
10 8 (2.84%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.84%) C#
10 8 (2.84%) Ruby
11 5 (1.77%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.42%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.42%) PHP
13 2 (0.71%) AWK
13 2 (0.71%) sed
13 2 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (13.12%) Degree
2 24 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.09%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.19%) Master's Degree
5 6 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (2.13%) PhD
6 2 (0.71%) ISEB
7 1 (0.35%) ACCA
7 1 (0.35%) CIMA
7 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) HNC
7 1 (0.35%) HND
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.35%) PMP
7 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.35%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.77%) PMO
2 5 (1.77%) QA
3 3 (1.06%) GDPR
4 2 (0.71%) GCP
5 1 (0.35%) BS7666
5 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.35%) EMIR
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) MiFID
5 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.06%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.71%) HDFS
3 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.71%) VMware NSX
3 2 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.77%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (1.06%) Oozie
3 2 (0.71%) Kibana
3 2 (0.71%) vRealize
4 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (20.92%) Tableau
2 45 (15.96%) Microsoft
3 25 (8.87%) Oracle
4 17 (6.03%) SAP
5 13 (4.61%) AlienVault
6 9 (3.19%) Google
7 8 (2.84%) Cognos
8 6 (2.13%) IBM
9 5 (1.77%) Marketo
9 5 (1.77%) Netezza
9 5 (1.77%) RapidMiner
9 5 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.77%) VMware
10 3 (1.06%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.06%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.71%) Capita
11 2 (0.71%) Citrix
11 2 (0.71%) CommVault
11 2 (0.71%) F5
11 2 (0.71%) Hortonworks