Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 609 600
Rank change year-on-year +21 -9 -45
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 318 295 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.40% 1.26% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 199 204
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -4.65%
10th Percentile £263 £226 £201
90th Percentile £663 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £407 £375 £331
% change year-on-year +8.53% +13.21% -17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £21.88 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.38% +12.22% -46.58%
10th Percentile £16.64 £16.20 £17.25
90th Percentile £68.05 £27.74 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £18.38 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.01% -5.77% -46.58%

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 22703 23341 26000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.97% 22.59% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15605 15435 17237
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 355 407
UK median hourly rate £30.63 £28.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -0.44% +8.17%
10th Percentile £14.25 £10.00 £11.90
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.84 £50.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -3.45% +16.00%

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 12 December 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 6 months to 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 -15 284 £450 +12.50% 51
UK excluding London +69 165 £407 +8.53% 30
London -42 142 £500 +14.29% 23
South East +23 64 £450 +35.34% 9
North of England +37 25 £325 -18.75% 11
East of England -3 21 £411 -8.61% 4
South West +16 18 £425 +97.67% 1
Scotland +7 18 £413 -2.94% 1
Midlands +24 12 £400 - 3
Yorkshire +24 11 £426 +21.57% 3
North West +5 10 £325 -19.05% 8
East Midlands +3 8 £400 +23.08% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £250 - 1
North East +66 4 £300 +48.15%
West Midlands +9 4 £300 -27.21% 2
Wales +7 2 £325 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 166 (52.20%) SQL
2 140 (44.03%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (36.48%) Analytics
4 93 (29.25%) Python
5 90 (28.30%) Data Modelling
6 87 (27.36%) Data Analysis
7 86 (27.04%) Machine Learning
8 84 (26.42%) Finance
8 84 (26.42%) Business Intelligence
9 79 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (23.90%) Visualisation
11 75 (23.58%) ETL
12 69 (21.70%) Big Data
13 68 (21.38%) R
14 63 (19.81%) Data Warehouse
15 62 (19.50%) Statistics
16 60 (18.87%) Computer Science
17 59 (18.55%) Mathematics
17 59 (18.55%) Microsoft
18 58 (18.24%) Hadoop
19 55 (17.30%) Tableau
20 51 (16.04%) XML
21 46 (14.47%) SQL Server
22 44 (13.84%) Degree
23 40 (12.58%) Oracle
23 40 (12.58%) Microsoft Excel
24 38 (11.95%) Java
25 37 (11.64%) JavaScript
25 37 (11.64%) Banking
26 35 (11.01%) Data Integration

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 34 (10.69%) Apache Spark
2 31 (9.75%) SAS
3 26 (8.18%) SharePoint
4 16 (5.03%) Apache Pig
5 13 (4.09%) Jupyter
6 10 (3.14%) Apache Airflow
6 10 (3.14%) Apache Solr
6 10 (3.14%) Luigi
6 10 (3.14%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.94%) JBoss
8 2 (0.63%) Confluence
8 2 (0.63%) Documentum
8 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.31%) CMS
9 1 (0.31%) nginx
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.31%) uWSGI
Applications
1 40 (12.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (4.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 15 (4.72%) SPSS
3 13 (4.09%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (3.14%) Pipeline Pilot
5 5 (1.57%) Weka
6 3 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.31%) Gephi
8 1 (0.31%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 13 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.63%) Maximo
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.31%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Magento
3 1 (0.31%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.31%) Relativity
3 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.31%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.89%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.89%) Slack
5 6 (1.89%) Trello
6 4 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.26%) Data Lake Analytics
6 4 (1.26%) PaaS
7 2 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.31%) AdWords
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.31%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (0.31%) Office 365
8 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.94%) HTTPS
1 3 (0.94%) Internet
2 1 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (21.70%) Big Data
2 63 (19.81%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (18.24%) Hadoop
4 46 (14.47%) SQL Server
5 32 (10.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (9.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (8.49%) Power BI
8 25 (7.86%) BusinessObjects
8 25 (7.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (6.92%) Apache Hive
10 21 (6.60%) NoSQL
11 18 (5.66%) Relational Database
12 16 (5.03%) MongoDB
12 16 (5.03%) MySQL
13 15 (4.72%) Ingres
14 13 (4.09%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (3.77%) KNIME
16 11 (3.46%) BigQuery
16 11 (3.46%) Blockchain
16 11 (3.46%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (4.09%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.14%) Subversion
3 8 (2.52%) JIRA
4 4 (1.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.63%) Toad
6 1 (0.31%) JIRA Agile
General
1 84 (26.42%) Finance
2 37 (11.64%) Banking
3 28 (8.81%) Marketing
4 22 (6.92%) Games
5 14 (4.40%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.46%) Front Office
7 9 (2.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (2.20%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.89%) Automotive
9 6 (1.89%) Retail
10 5 (1.57%) Retail Banking
11 4 (1.26%) Electronics
11 4 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.26%) Publishing
12 3 (0.94%) Legal
13 2 (0.63%) Advertising
13 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.63%) Billing
13 2 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 123 (38.68%) Analyst
2 74 (23.27%) Developer
3 70 (22.01%) Data Analyst
4 52 (16.35%) Data Scientist
5 24 (7.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 22 (6.92%) Business Analyst
6 22 (6.92%) Python Developer
7 14 (4.40%) SQL Analyst
8 13 (4.09%) Consultant
9 12 (3.77%) Architect
10 11 (3.46%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 11 (3.46%) Data Architect
10 11 (3.46%) SQL Data Analyst
11 10 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (2.83%) Analytics Developer
12 9 (2.83%) Big Data Developer
12 9 (2.83%) Machine Learning Developer
12 9 (2.83%) SQL Developer
12 9 (2.83%) SSAS Developer
13 8 (2.52%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (16.04%) XML
2 20 (6.29%) NumPy
3 19 (5.97%) Middleware
4 17 (5.35%) JSON
4 17 (5.35%) Natural Language Processing
4 17 (5.35%) Pandas
5 15 (4.72%) D3.js
5 15 (4.72%) XSLT
6 14 (4.40%) MDX
7 12 (3.77%) Matplotlib
8 11 (3.46%) Kafka
8 11 (3.46%) Lucene
8 11 (3.46%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 11 (3.46%) Unreal Engine
9 10 (3.14%) RESTful
10 9 (2.83%) Hibernate
10 9 (2.83%) JMS
10 9 (2.83%) Spring
11 8 (2.52%) Play Framework
11 8 (2.52%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 140 (44.03%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (18.87%) Computer Science
3 26 (8.18%) Algorithms
4 17 (5.35%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.09%) Data Structures
6 11 (3.46%) Life Science
7 10 (3.14%) Robotics
8 9 (2.83%) Replication
9 8 (2.52%) Fintech
10 6 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (1.57%) FMCG
11 5 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.57%) Reference Data
11 5 (1.57%) User Experience
12 4 (1.26%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.26%) Music Streaming
13 3 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.94%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.94%) Social Media
13 3 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.81%) Linux
2 24 (7.55%) Unix
3 12 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (2.83%) CentOS
5 8 (2.52%) Windows
6 5 (1.57%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.26%) Android
7 4 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.31%) Debian
10 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (36.48%) Analytics
2 90 (28.30%) Data Modelling
3 87 (27.36%) Data Analysis
4 86 (27.04%) Machine Learning
5 84 (26.42%) Business Intelligence
6 79 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (23.90%) Visualisation
8 75 (23.58%) ETL
9 62 (19.50%) Statistics
10 59 (18.55%) Mathematics
11 35 (11.01%) Data Integration
12 32 (10.06%) Scrum
13 31 (9.75%) Data Analytics
14 28 (8.81%) Data Cleansing
15 27 (8.49%) Data Management
15 27 (8.49%) Open Source
15 27 (8.49%) Validation
16 26 (8.18%) Data Visualisation
17 25 (7.86%) Statistical Modelling
18 22 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 166 (52.20%) SQL
2 93 (29.25%) Python
3 68 (21.38%) R
4 38 (11.95%) Java
5 37 (11.64%) JavaScript
6 22 (6.92%) Scala
7 19 (5.97%) Perl
8 18 (5.66%) T-SQL
9 13 (4.09%) C++
10 12 (3.77%) Bash Shell
10 12 (3.77%) C#
10 12 (3.77%) Ruby
11 9 (2.83%) C
12 8 (2.52%) MATLAB
12 8 (2.52%) VBA
13 6 (1.89%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.57%) PHP
15 4 (1.26%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.94%) VB
17 2 (0.63%) AWK
Qualifications
1 44 (13.84%) Degree
2 18 (5.66%) PhD
3 15 (4.72%) Security Cleared
4 13 (4.09%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.46%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.57%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.94%) ISEB
8 2 (0.63%) ACCA
8 2 (0.63%) CIMA
8 2 (0.63%) HNC
8 2 (0.63%) HND
9 1 (0.31%) CISSP
9 1 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.31%) PMP
9 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.86%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.57%) PMO
2 5 (1.57%) QA
3 4 (1.26%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.63%) GCP
5 1 (0.31%) BS7666
5 1 (0.31%) SLA
5 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.94%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.63%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.63%) HDFS
3 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (3.46%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (0.94%) Oozie
3 2 (0.63%) Kibana
4 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (18.55%) Microsoft
2 55 (17.30%) Tableau
3 40 (12.58%) Oracle
4 15 (4.72%) Splunk
5 12 (3.77%) Google
6 11 (3.46%) Cognos
7 10 (3.14%) Cloudera
7 10 (3.14%) Netezza
7 10 (3.14%) RapidMiner
8 8 (2.52%) MicroStrategy
8 8 (2.52%) SAP
9 7 (2.20%) Teradata
10 5 (1.57%) IBM
10 5 (1.57%) Informatica
10 5 (1.57%) Marketo
11 3 (0.94%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.94%) VMware
12 2 (0.63%) CODA
12 2 (0.63%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.63%) JD Edwards