Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 650 586 601
Rank change year-on-year -64 +15 -2
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 259 317 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.10% 1.41% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 213 198
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £226
90th Percentile £629 £675 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £375
% change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £30.50 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.34% +39.38% +12.22%
10th Percentile £41.25 £16.64 £16.20
90th Percentile £43.75 £68.05 £27.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £19.30 £18.38
% change year-on-year +120.26% +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 23,598 22,492 23,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.65% 21.92% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,390 15,488 15,357
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 264 346
UK median hourly rate £32.48 £30.95 £28.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +10.18% +0.32%
10th Percentile £13.81 £14.54 £10.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.84 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year -7.14% +26.13% -2.63%

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 16 December 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 14 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 16 December 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 -40 241 £425 -5.56% 64
London +4 132 £500 - 26
UK excluding London -46 124 £425 +2.41% 43
South West -8 33 £425 - 7
South East -48 32 £500 +11.11% 8
North of England -11 27 £375 +15.38% 14
Scotland -11 18 £438 +6.06% 3
Midlands -20 12 £375 -6.25% 5
North East -3 10 £338 +12.50% 1
North West -8 10 £333 +2.31% 9
Yorkshire -16 7 £450 +5.76% 4
East Midlands +5 6 £388 -3.13% 5
West Midlands -16 6 £375 +24.90%
East of England -20 2 £425 +2.41% 4

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 115 (44.40%) SQL
2 110 (42.47%) Data Science
3 101 (39.00%) Python
4 86 (33.20%) Analytics
4 86 (33.20%) Analytical Skills
5 78 (30.12%) Visualisation
6 75 (28.96%) Business Intelligence
7 73 (28.19%) Finance
7 73 (28.19%) Machine Learning
8 61 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (23.17%) Data Analysis
9 60 (23.17%) Data Warehouse
10 59 (22.78%) R
11 57 (22.01%) Algorithms
11 57 (22.01%) Big Data
12 56 (21.62%) Hadoop
13 54 (20.85%) Data Modelling
13 54 (20.85%) ETL
14 51 (19.69%) Apache Spark
14 51 (19.69%) Problem-Solving
15 47 (18.15%) SAS
16 44 (16.99%) Mathematics
16 44 (16.99%) Oracle
17 41 (15.83%) Banking
18 39 (15.06%) Statistics
19 37 (14.29%) Power BI
20 36 (13.90%) Degree
20 36 (13.90%) Java
21 34 (13.13%) Computer Science
22 33 (12.74%) SQL Server

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 51 (19.69%) Apache Spark
2 47 (18.15%) SAS
3 9 (3.47%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.70%) Confluence
5 4 (1.54%) Apache
5 4 (1.54%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.54%) Jupyter
6 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.77%) IIS
8 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.39%) IPython
8 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
Applications
1 19 (7.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.86%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.93%) SPSS
4 4 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.39%) Data Workbench
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.39%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.02%) Azure Data Factory
4 9 (3.47%) Data Lake Analytics
5 8 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.54%) AdWords
7 4 (1.54%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.16%) Office 365
9 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.77%) Yarn
10 1 (0.39%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.39%) Slack
10 1 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.86%) Internet
2 3 (1.16%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.77%) DNS
3 2 (0.77%) HTTP
3 2 (0.77%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.77%) IPv6
3 2 (0.77%) SMS
3 2 (0.77%) SSL
3 2 (0.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (23.17%) Data Warehouse
2 57 (22.01%) Big Data
3 56 (21.62%) Hadoop
4 37 (14.29%) Power BI
5 33 (12.74%) SQL Server
6 32 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (8.11%) Data Lake
8 19 (7.34%) MongoDB
9 18 (6.95%) HBase
10 16 (6.18%) SAP HANA
11 15 (5.79%) SAP BW
12 14 (5.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 14 (5.41%) NoSQL
12 14 (5.41%) Spotfire
13 13 (5.02%) Cosmos DB
13 13 (5.02%) HDInsight
13 13 (5.02%) Redis
14 12 (4.63%) Relational Database
15 11 (4.25%) Apache Hive
15 11 (4.25%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 22 (8.49%) JIRA
2 18 (6.95%) Selenium
3 9 (3.47%) Appium
3 9 (3.47%) Cucumber
3 9 (3.47%) HP UFT
3 9 (3.47%) SoapUI
4 6 (2.32%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.32%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.54%) ERwin
6 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.16%) TestDirector
6 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.77%) ER Studio
7 2 (0.77%) FishEye
7 2 (0.77%) Grunt
7 2 (0.77%) JMeter
7 2 (0.77%) JUnit
7 2 (0.77%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.77%) Maven
General
1 73 (28.19%) Finance
2 41 (15.83%) Banking
3 20 (7.72%) Retail
4 19 (7.34%) Investment Banking
5 17 (6.56%) Marketing
6 13 (5.02%) Automotive
6 13 (5.02%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.86%) Front Office
8 8 (3.09%) Games
8 8 (3.09%) Legal
8 8 (3.09%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.93%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.16%) Advertising
10 3 (1.16%) French Language
11 2 (0.77%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.77%) Back Office
11 2 (0.77%) Billing
11 2 (0.77%) German Language
12 1 (0.39%) Electronics
12 1 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 95 (36.68%) Analyst
2 50 (19.31%) Data Scientist
3 46 (17.76%) Data Analyst
4 35 (13.51%) Developer
5 34 (13.13%) Business Analyst
6 29 (11.20%) Data Engineer
7 24 (9.27%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 21 (8.11%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
9 16 (6.18%) Azure Engineer
10 14 (5.41%) Big Data Engineer
10 14 (5.41%) Python Developer
11 8 (3.09%) Architect
11 8 (3.09%) Test Analyst
12 7 (2.70%) Banking Analyst
12 7 (2.70%) Senior Data Engineer
12 7 (2.70%) SQL Analyst
13 6 (2.32%) Automation Test Analyst
13 6 (2.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 6 (2.32%) Machine Learning Developer
13 6 (2.32%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.04%) Kafka
1 26 (10.04%) Natural Language Processing
2 13 (5.02%) XML
3 9 (3.47%) NumPy
3 9 (3.47%) Pandas
4 5 (1.93%) JSON
4 5 (1.93%) RESTful
5 4 (1.54%) .NET
5 4 (1.54%) D3.js
5 4 (1.54%) Matplotlib
5 4 (1.54%) TensorFlow
5 4 (1.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 4 (1.54%) Unreal Engine
6 3 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.16%) HTML5
6 3 (1.16%) Node.js
6 3 (1.16%) OpenCV
6 3 (1.16%) scikit-learn
6 3 (1.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 86 (33.20%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (22.01%) Algorithms
3 9 (3.47%) Robotics
4 8 (3.09%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.32%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.32%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.93%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.54%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.16%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.16%) Derivative
8 3 (1.16%) Equities
8 3 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.16%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (1.16%) Social Media
8 3 (1.16%) STB
8 3 (1.16%) User Experience
9 2 (0.77%) Fintech
9 2 (0.77%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.49%) Unix
2 13 (5.02%) Linux
3 11 (4.25%) Windows
4 6 (2.32%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.32%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.77%) Solaris
5 2 (0.77%) VME
5 2 (0.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (42.47%) Data Science
2 86 (33.20%) Analytics
3 78 (30.12%) Visualisation
4 75 (28.96%) Business Intelligence
5 73 (28.19%) Machine Learning
6 61 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (23.17%) Data Analysis
8 54 (20.85%) Data Modelling
8 54 (20.85%) ETL
9 51 (19.69%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (16.99%) Mathematics
11 39 (15.06%) Statistics
12 34 (13.13%) Computer Science
13 32 (12.36%) Data Visualisation
13 32 (12.36%) Migration
14 31 (11.97%) Data Analytics
15 28 (10.81%) Artificial Intelligence
16 27 (10.42%) Dimensional Modelling
17 26 (10.04%) Statistical Modelling
18 24 (9.27%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 115 (44.40%) SQL
2 101 (39.00%) Python
3 59 (22.78%) R
4 36 (13.90%) Java
5 25 (9.65%) JavaScript
6 16 (6.18%) MATLAB
7 13 (5.02%) Scala
8 12 (4.63%) VB
9 9 (3.47%) C#
9 9 (3.47%) C++
10 6 (2.32%) C
10 6 (2.32%) Perl
11 5 (1.93%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.93%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.54%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.77%) PHP
15 1 (0.39%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 36 (13.90%) Degree
2 19 (7.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (5.79%) PhD
4 7 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.16%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.77%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.77%) MBA
7 1 (0.39%) Analytics IQ
7 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.02%) Data Quality
2 12 (4.63%) QA
3 7 (2.70%) GDPR
4 2 (0.77%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.77%) SLA
5 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (8.88%) Apache Flume
2 5 (1.93%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.54%) HDFS
4 2 (0.77%) Docker
4 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.77%) Ansible
2 2 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.39%) Kibana
3 1 (0.39%) Oozie
3 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (16.99%) Oracle
2 32 (12.36%) Tableau
3 30 (11.58%) Microsoft
4 22 (8.49%) Talend
5 21 (8.11%) Alteryx
5 21 (8.11%) Informatica
6 17 (6.56%) SAP
7 10 (3.86%) Databricks
7 10 (3.86%) Google
8 9 (3.47%) Perfecto Mobile
9 5 (1.93%) Hortonworks
9 5 (1.93%) IBM
10 4 (1.54%) Avaya
10 4 (1.54%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (1.54%) Murex
10 4 (1.54%) Verint
11 3 (1.16%) Cisco
11 3 (1.16%) GoldenSource
12 2 (0.77%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.77%) VMware