Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Data Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Strategy over the 6 months to 21 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 Strategy
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 652 630 650
Rank change year-on-year -22 +20 +59
Contract jobs citing Data Strategy 225 217 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 139 139
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £486
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +2.99% -2.90%
10th Percentile £400 £313 £300
90th Percentile £703 £725 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +17.35% +3.16% -4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Data Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,111 80,463 88,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,529 53,322 57,292
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,080 2,233 2,595
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.92% -3.85% +23.81%

Data Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Strategy in the UK

Data Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Strategy.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Strategy in the UK

Data Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Strategy over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Strategy in the UK

Data Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Strategy.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Strategy in the UK

Data Strategy
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 Strategy within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 0 212 £575 +9.52% 58
UK excluding London +8 125 £575 +17.35% 40
London -23 96 £550 +4.76% 22
South East +6 51 £575 +9.52% 12
North of England +38 31 £550 +10.00% 12
North West +21 13 £610 +1.67% 6
East of England +2 13 £700 +64.71% 4
North East +49 12 £580 -10.77% 1
Yorkshire -1 12 £605 +21.00% 5
Midlands +4 11 £521 +12.10% 3
West Midlands +5 9 £543 -3.98% 1
South West -2 8 £500 +25.00% 5
Scotland -26 8 £475 +46.15% 2
Wales -1 4 £605 +21.00% 2
East Midlands +10 2 £475 +5.56% 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Strategy 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 Strategy.

1 88 (39.11%) Analytics
2 79 (35.11%) Big Data
3 70 (31.11%) Data Management
4 67 (29.78%) Data Architecture
5 65 (28.89%) Data Modelling
6 62 (27.56%) Business Intelligence
7 61 (27.11%) Data Governance
8 57 (25.33%) Hadoop
9 48 (21.33%) Data Quality
9 48 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (20.89%) Finance
11 45 (20.00%) SQL
11 45 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 43 (19.11%) Data Lake
13 42 (18.67%) Data Warehouse
14 37 (16.44%) PostgreSQL
14 37 (16.44%) Kafka
15 36 (16.00%) Google
16 35 (15.56%) Salesforce.com
16 35 (15.56%) Cloudera
16 35 (15.56%) Apache Spark
17 34 (15.11%) RESTful
17 34 (15.11%) Data Analysis
18 33 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
18 33 (14.67%) Java
18 33 (14.67%) Apache Hive
18 33 (14.67%) HBase
19 32 (14.22%) HDFS
19 32 (14.22%) Greenfield Project
19 32 (14.22%) Web Services

Data Strategy
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 35 (15.56%) Apache Spark
2 12 (5.33%) SAS
3 6 (2.67%) Apache
4 4 (1.78%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.44%) CMS
5 1 (0.44%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) SAP WM
2 2 (0.89%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.89%) SAP PP
2 2 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.44%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP PP-PI
3 1 (0.44%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.33%) Google Tag Manager
2 19 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (4.00%) SaaS
6 7 (3.11%) IaaS
6 7 (3.11%) PaaS
7 3 (1.33%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (1.33%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.89%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.44%) GitHub
9 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.44%) Internet
1 1 (0.44%) Kerberos
1 1 (0.44%) Network Security
1 1 (0.44%) Skype
1 1 (0.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (35.11%) Big Data
2 57 (25.33%) Hadoop
3 45 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 43 (19.11%) Data Lake
5 42 (18.67%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (16.44%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (14.67%) Apache Hive
7 33 (14.67%) HBase
8 28 (12.44%) Sqoop
9 24 (10.67%) Impala
10 21 (9.33%) NoSQL
11 15 (6.67%) Relational Database
12 10 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (3.56%) RDBMS
15 7 (3.11%) Geospatial Data
15 7 (3.11%) MongoDB
15 7 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (2.67%) Power BI
16 6 (2.67%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 15 (6.67%) ERwin
2 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.89%) JIRA
3 2 (0.89%) Subversion
3 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.44%) JUnit
4 1 (0.44%) LSMW
4 1 (0.44%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (20.89%) Finance
2 18 (8.00%) Banking
3 16 (7.11%) Marketing
4 11 (4.89%) Legal
5 8 (3.56%) Advertising
6 7 (3.11%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.78%) Retail
7 4 (1.78%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.33%) Electronics
8 3 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.89%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.89%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.89%) Publishing
10 1 (0.44%) Back Office
10 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Front Office
10 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 75 (33.33%) Architect
2 71 (31.56%) Data Architect
3 34 (15.11%) Analyst
4 20 (8.89%) Consultant
5 19 (8.44%) Data Analyst
6 15 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 15 (6.67%) Data Consultant
7 14 (6.22%) Data Engineer
8 11 (4.89%) Data Business Analyst
8 11 (4.89%) Data Manager
9 9 (4.00%) Developer
10 8 (3.56%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (3.56%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.56%) Strategy Analyst
11 7 (3.11%) Big Data Engineer
11 7 (3.11%) Enterprise Data Architect
11 7 (3.11%) Lead Architect
11 7 (3.11%) Lead Data Architect
12 6 (2.67%) Big Data Architect
12 6 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.44%) Kafka
2 34 (15.11%) RESTful
3 32 (14.22%) Web Services
4 29 (12.89%) SOAP
5 6 (2.67%) JDBC
6 4 (1.78%) jQuery
7 3 (1.33%) PostGIS
8 2 (0.89%) CNTK
8 2 (0.89%) JSON
8 2 (0.89%) Middleware
8 2 (0.89%) MXNet
8 2 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.89%) TensorFlow
8 2 (0.89%) Theano
8 2 (0.89%) Velocity
8 2 (0.89%) XML
9 1 (0.44%) FpML
9 1 (0.44%) Lucene
9 1 (0.44%) PySpark
9 1 (0.44%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.22%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 23 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 9 (4.00%) Taxonomies
6 7 (3.11%) Social Media
7 3 (1.33%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.33%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.44%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.44%) Clustering
9 1 (0.44%) Derivative
9 1 (0.44%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.44%) Fintech
9 1 (0.44%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.44%) FMCG
9 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.44%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.00%) Linux
2 24 (10.67%) CentOS
3 7 (3.11%) Unix
4 1 (0.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (39.11%) Analytics
2 70 (31.11%) Data Management
3 67 (29.78%) Data Architecture
4 65 (28.89%) Data Modelling
5 62 (27.56%) Business Intelligence
6 61 (27.11%) Data Governance
7 48 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (15.11%) Data Analysis
9 33 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (14.22%) ETL
10 32 (14.22%) Migration
11 27 (12.00%) Visualisation
12 25 (11.11%) Data Analytics
12 25 (11.11%) Master Data Management
13 23 (10.22%) Web Analytics
14 22 (9.78%) Data Security
14 22 (9.78%) Logical Data Model
14 22 (9.78%) TOGAF
15 21 (9.33%) CRM
15 21 (9.33%) Tag Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.00%) SQL
2 33 (14.67%) Java
3 31 (13.78%) Scala
4 28 (12.44%) Bash Shell
5 14 (6.22%) Python
6 6 (2.67%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.22%) VBA
8 4 (1.78%) R
8 4 (1.78%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.89%) C
9 2 (0.89%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.44%) ABAP
10 1 (0.44%) C++
10 1 (0.44%) Perl
10 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.78%) Degree
4 2 (0.89%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.44%) PMP
5 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (21.33%) Data Quality
2 24 (10.67%) GDPR
3 13 (5.78%) QA
4 3 (1.33%) GCP
4 3 (1.33%) MiFID
5 2 (0.89%) BS7666
6 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.44%) GAAP
6 1 (0.44%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (14.22%) HDFS
2 30 (13.33%) Apache Flume
3 6 (2.67%) Docker
4 1 (0.44%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.44%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (12.89%) Oozie
2 4 (1.78%) Ansible
3 1 (0.44%) Apache Slider
3 1 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 36 (16.00%) Google
2 35 (15.56%) Cloudera
2 35 (15.56%) Salesforce.com
3 26 (11.56%) Hortonworks
3 26 (11.56%) Talend
4 24 (10.67%) MapR
5 23 (10.22%) Oracle
6 21 (9.33%) Tealium
7 19 (8.44%) Tableau
8 15 (6.67%) SAP
9 12 (5.33%) Microsoft
10 8 (3.56%) Progress
11 6 (2.67%) Alteryx
12 5 (2.22%) Informatica
13 4 (1.78%) CA
13 4 (1.78%) MicroStrategy
14 3 (1.33%) Adobe
14 3 (1.33%) Greenplum
15 2 (0.89%) HubSpot
15 2 (0.89%) Marketo