Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 647 604 597
Rank change year-on-year -43 -7 -28
Contract jobs citing Data Mining 233 286 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.06% 1.29% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 197 179
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +1.85%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £215
90th Percentile £636 £688 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
UK median hourly rate £175.00 £30.50 £19.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +473.77% +54.92% +0.96%
10th Percentile £162.50 £25.15 £16.20
90th Percentile £187.50 £79.65 £24.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £175.00 £25.00 £19.69
% change year-on-year +600.00% +26.98% +0.96%

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 21,907 22,128 21,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.30% 21.82% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,104 15,411 14,417
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
10th Percentile £320 £312 £290
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.78% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 251 301
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +28.30% -3.64%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.18 £10.00
90th Percentile £55.40 £56.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +50.00% -5.66%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 -37 216 £450 - 55
London +5 133 £475 -9.52% 19
UK excluding London -55 96 £425 +6.25% 44
North of England -9 25 £375 +20.00% 10
South East -41 24 £500 +5.82% 6
South West -36 13 £425 +7.94% 10
Midlands +1 12 £375 - 6
Scotland -2 11 £463 +15.63% 7
North West -5 10 £350 +7.69% 8
Yorkshire -6 8 £453 +6.35% 2
North East -1 7 £350 +16.67%
Northern Ireland +19 6 £208 -17.00% 1
East Midlands +11 6 £388 +1.64% 4
West Midlands -15 6 £375 +81.60% 2
East of England +8 5 £488 +5.41% 4

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 134 (57.51%) SQL
2 91 (39.06%) Python
3 85 (36.48%) Analytics
3 85 (36.48%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (33.48%) Data Science
5 71 (30.47%) Finance
6 64 (27.47%) Machine Learning
7 63 (27.04%) Data Modelling
8 60 (25.75%) Visualisation
9 59 (25.32%) Data Analysis
10 58 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (24.46%) R
12 54 (23.18%) Business Intelligence
13 48 (20.60%) ETL
14 47 (20.17%) Data Warehouse
14 47 (20.17%) Hadoop
15 46 (19.74%) SAS
16 42 (18.03%) Oracle
17 41 (17.60%) SQL Server
18 39 (16.74%) Big Data
19 38 (16.31%) Banking
20 37 (15.88%) Data Analytics
20 37 (15.88%) Data Visualisation
20 37 (15.88%) Apache Spark
21 36 (15.45%) Algorithms
21 36 (15.45%) Power BI
22 34 (14.59%) Statistics
22 34 (14.59%) Degree
22 34 (14.59%) Java
23 32 (13.73%) Mathematics

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 46 (19.74%) SAS
2 37 (15.88%) Apache Spark
3 10 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.00%) Confluence
5 6 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.72%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.43%) IIS
8 1 (0.43%) IPython
8 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (10.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (5.15%) SPSS
3 7 (3.00%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.43%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (3.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.29%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.86%) iTrent
4 1 (0.43%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle AML
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.15%) Azure Data Factory
3 9 (3.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.43%) Data Lake Analytics
5 4 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.29%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.86%) AdWords
7 2 (0.86%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.86%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.86%) Office 365
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.43%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.58%) Internet
2 5 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.29%) Intranet
3 3 (1.29%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.86%) DNS
4 2 (0.86%) HTTP
4 2 (0.86%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.86%) IPv6
4 2 (0.86%) SSL
4 2 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (20.17%) Data Warehouse
1 47 (20.17%) Hadoop
2 41 (17.60%) SQL Server
3 39 (16.74%) Big Data
4 36 (15.45%) Power BI
5 23 (9.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (9.01%) MySQL
7 18 (7.73%) Apache Hive
7 18 (7.73%) NoSQL
8 17 (7.30%) HBase
8 17 (7.30%) MongoDB
9 16 (6.87%) Data Lake
10 11 (4.72%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (4.72%) QlikView
10 11 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (4.29%) Relational Database
11 10 (4.29%) SAP HANA
11 10 (4.29%) Text Mining
12 9 (3.86%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (9.87%) JIRA
2 16 (6.87%) Selenium
3 9 (3.86%) Appium
3 9 (3.86%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.00%) HP UFT
4 7 (3.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (2.58%) ERwin
5 6 (2.58%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.29%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.86%) ER Studio
8 2 (0.86%) FishEye
8 2 (0.86%) JMeter
8 2 (0.86%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.43%) Grunt
9 1 (0.43%) JUnit
9 1 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.43%) Maven
9 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (30.47%) Finance
2 38 (16.31%) Banking
3 20 (8.58%) Retail
4 18 (7.73%) Marketing
5 15 (6.44%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.43%) Front Office
6 8 (3.43%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.00%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.72%) Automotive
8 4 (1.72%) Games
8 4 (1.72%) Legal
9 3 (1.29%) Billing
10 2 (0.86%) Back Office
10 2 (0.86%) International Banking
10 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.43%) Advertising
11 1 (0.43%) French Language
11 1 (0.43%) Law
11 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (33.91%) Analyst
2 46 (19.74%) Data Analyst
3 43 (18.45%) Data Scientist
4 33 (14.16%) Developer
5 24 (10.30%) Data Engineer
6 14 (6.01%) Business Analyst
7 11 (4.72%) Python Developer
8 10 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 10 (4.29%) Senior Data Engineer
8 10 (4.29%) SQL Analyst
9 9 (3.86%) Azure Engineer
9 9 (3.86%) Big Data Engineer
10 8 (3.43%) Architect
10 8 (3.43%) Senior Data Scientist
10 8 (3.43%) SQL Data Analyst
11 7 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
11 7 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (3.00%) Data Architect
11 7 (3.00%) Machine Learning Developer
11 7 (3.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.15%) Kafka
2 18 (7.73%) Natural Language Processing
3 15 (6.44%) XML
4 11 (4.72%) .NET
5 8 (3.43%) TensorFlow
6 6 (2.58%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.58%) NumPy
6 6 (2.58%) Pandas
7 5 (2.15%) JSON
8 4 (1.72%) LDAP
9 3 (1.29%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.29%) Classic ASP
9 3 (1.29%) OpenCV
9 3 (1.29%) PyQt
9 3 (1.29%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.86%) Play Framework
10 2 (0.86%) React
10 2 (0.86%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 85 (36.48%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (15.45%) Algorithms
3 8 (3.43%) Data Structures
3 8 (3.43%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.43%) Robotics
4 7 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.00%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.58%) User Experience
6 4 (1.72%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.29%) AS400
7 3 (1.29%) STB
8 2 (0.86%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.86%) Derivative
8 2 (0.86%) Equities
8 2 (0.86%) Fintech
8 2 (0.86%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.86%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.86%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.87%) Unix
2 18 (7.73%) Linux
3 10 (4.29%) Windows
4 4 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.72%) Solaris
4 4 (1.72%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.29%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.86%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.43%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (36.48%) Analytics
2 78 (33.48%) Data Science
3 64 (27.47%) Machine Learning
4 63 (27.04%) Data Modelling
5 60 (25.75%) Visualisation
6 59 (25.32%) Data Analysis
7 58 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (23.18%) Business Intelligence
9 48 (20.60%) ETL
10 37 (15.88%) Data Analytics
10 37 (15.88%) Data Visualisation
11 34 (14.59%) Statistics
12 32 (13.73%) Mathematics
13 31 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (12.45%) Computer Science
15 23 (9.87%) Predictive Modelling
15 23 (9.87%) Validation
16 21 (9.01%) DevOps
16 21 (9.01%) Migration
17 20 (8.58%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 134 (57.51%) SQL
2 91 (39.06%) Python
3 57 (24.46%) R
4 34 (14.59%) Java
5 25 (10.73%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.29%) MATLAB
7 9 (3.86%) C#
7 9 (3.86%) C++
8 8 (3.43%) Perl
8 8 (3.43%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.43%) Scala
9 7 (3.00%) C
9 7 (3.00%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.00%) VB
10 6 (2.58%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.86%) VBA
13 1 (0.43%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 34 (14.59%) Degree
2 16 (6.87%) PhD
3 15 (6.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.58%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (2.15%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.29%) MBA
7 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.86%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.43%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.30%) QA
2 9 (3.86%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.29%) GDPR
5 2 (0.86%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (6.44%) Apache Flume
2 7 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.58%) HDFS
4 4 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.29%) SCCM
2 2 (0.86%) Ansible
2 2 (0.86%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.43%) Oozie
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 42 (18.03%) Oracle
2 27 (11.59%) Tableau
3 25 (10.73%) Microsoft
4 15 (6.44%) SAP
5 13 (5.58%) Alteryx
5 13 (5.58%) Talend
6 12 (5.15%) Informatica
7 9 (3.86%) Databricks
7 9 (3.86%) Perfecto Mobile
8 8 (3.43%) Cognos
8 8 (3.43%) Google
9 7 (3.00%) Hortonworks
10 5 (2.15%) Workday
11 4 (1.72%) Avaya
11 4 (1.72%) IBM
11 4 (1.72%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.72%) Verint
11 4 (1.72%) VMware
12 3 (1.29%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (1.29%) Murex