Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 659 644 651
Rank change year-on-year -15 +7 +32
Contract jobs citing Data Strategy 227 249 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 166 186
UK median daily rate £500 £556 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +5.95% +9.38%
10th Percentile £363 £369 £339
90th Percentile £763 £731 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £575 £453
% change year-on-year -17.39% +27.07% -5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +42.86% - -

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 89,041 88,174 90,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.35% 85.75% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,899 58,617 59,550
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,305 2,116 2,483
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.75% +6.67% -

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 17 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Strategy over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Strategy in the UK

Data Strategy
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 Strategy within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 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 -21 218 £500 -13.04% 74
London +34 132 £500 -4.76% 41
UK excluding London -45 94 £475 -17.39% 35
South East -17 29 £515 -10.43% 8
Midlands -15 22 £450 -10.00% 9
North of England -42 21 £545 -10.66% 8
East Midlands +17 18 £450 -7.69% 2
Yorkshire -23 11 £400 -34.43% 1
North West -18 10 £775 +27.05% 6
Scotland +2 9 £365 -23.16% 1
East of England -9 7 £638 -8.93% 2
South West -32 6 £486 -11.35% 6
West Midlands -26 4 £485 -3.10% 7
North East -10 2 £523 -14.34% 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 83 (36.56%) Analytics
2 75 (33.04%) Data Modelling
3 60 (26.43%) Business Intelligence
4 59 (25.99%) Data Architecture
5 53 (23.35%) Finance
5 53 (23.35%) SQL
5 53 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (22.03%) Data Management
7 47 (20.70%) Migration
8 46 (20.26%) Data Warehouse
9 45 (19.82%) Data Governance
10 40 (17.62%) Data Quality
10 40 (17.62%) Data Migration
11 37 (16.30%) Big Data
12 36 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (14.98%) Hadoop
14 32 (14.10%) ETL
14 32 (14.10%) Data Analysis
15 31 (13.66%) CRM
15 31 (13.66%) Data Analytics
16 28 (12.33%) Oracle
16 28 (12.33%) SQL Server
16 28 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (11.89%) Microsoft
17 27 (11.89%) Power BI
18 24 (10.57%) Data Science
19 23 (10.13%) Data Lake
20 22 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
20 22 (9.69%) GAP Analysis
20 22 (9.69%) Information Management

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 15 (6.61%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.96%) CMS
3 6 (2.64%) Apache
3 6 (2.64%) SAS
4 5 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.88%) Confluence
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.44%) Mule
7 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 12 (5.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.32%) NetSuite
2 3 (1.32%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.88%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.88%) Lawson
3 2 (0.88%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.44%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.44%) Maximo
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.44%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.44%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.44%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.44%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.17%) Google Analytics
3 13 (5.73%) Google Tag Manager
4 11 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (3.52%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (3.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (3.08%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (3.08%) PaaS
7 5 (2.20%) GitHub
7 5 (2.20%) iPaaS
7 5 (2.20%) Office 365
8 2 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.44%) Boomi
9 1 (0.44%) SaaS
9 1 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.44%) Internet
1 1 (0.44%) Kerberos
1 1 (0.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (20.26%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (16.30%) Big Data
3 34 (14.98%) Hadoop
4 28 (12.33%) SQL Server
5 27 (11.89%) Power BI
6 23 (10.13%) Data Lake
7 19 (8.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (7.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (7.05%) Relational Database
9 16 (7.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (5.73%) NoSQL
11 10 (4.41%) Apache Hive
12 9 (3.96%) EDRMS
12 9 (3.96%) HBase
13 7 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (3.08%) HDInsight
13 7 (3.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (2.64%) QlikView
14 6 (2.64%) RDBMS
14 6 (2.64%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (3.52%) ERwin
2 7 (3.08%) JIRA
3 4 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.32%) Toad
5 1 (0.44%) Hudson
General
1 53 (23.35%) Finance
2 19 (8.37%) Marketing
3 16 (7.05%) Banking
4 13 (5.73%) Legal
4 13 (5.73%) Retail
5 6 (2.64%) Publishing
6 4 (1.76%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.88%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (0.88%) Law
8 2 (0.88%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Automotive
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Front Office
9 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (25.55%) Architect
2 39 (17.18%) Data Architect
3 32 (14.10%) Analyst
4 21 (9.25%) Data Manager
5 20 (8.81%) Consultant
6 19 (8.37%) Developer
7 16 (7.05%) Business Analyst
7 16 (7.05%) Data Analyst
8 12 (5.29%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.41%) Head of Strategy
9 10 (4.41%) Technical Architect
10 8 (3.52%) Data Migration Manager
10 8 (3.52%) ETL Developer
10 8 (3.52%) Migration Manager
11 7 (3.08%) Analytics Consultant
11 7 (3.08%) E-Commerce Consultant
11 7 (3.08%) Implementation Consultant
11 7 (3.08%) Lead Architect
12 6 (2.64%) Analytics Manager
12 6 (2.64%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.85%) Kafka
2 7 (3.08%) REST
3 4 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.76%) RESTful
3 4 (1.76%) Spark Streaming
3 4 (1.76%) Web Services
4 3 (1.32%) XML
5 2 (0.88%) .NET
5 2 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.88%) SOAP
5 2 (0.88%) WSDL
5 2 (0.88%) XSLT
6 1 (0.44%) JDBC
6 1 (0.44%) Node.js
6 1 (0.44%) NumPy
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.44%) scikit-learn
6 1 (0.44%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.93%) Reference Data
3 16 (7.05%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.96%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.52%) Taxonomies
6 5 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.76%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.32%) Equities
8 3 (1.32%) Fintech
8 3 (1.32%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.32%) User Experience
9 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.44%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.44%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.44%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.44%) Swaptions
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.08%) Unix
2 5 (2.20%) Linux
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (36.56%) Analytics
2 75 (33.04%) Data Modelling
3 60 (26.43%) Business Intelligence
4 59 (25.99%) Data Architecture
5 53 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (22.03%) Data Management
7 47 (20.70%) Migration
8 45 (19.82%) Data Governance
9 40 (17.62%) Data Migration
10 32 (14.10%) Data Analysis
10 32 (14.10%) ETL
11 31 (13.66%) CRM
11 31 (13.66%) Data Analytics
12 28 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (10.57%) Data Science
14 22 (9.69%) GAP Analysis
14 22 (9.69%) Information Management
15 21 (9.25%) Master Data Management
16 20 (8.81%) Data Integration
16 20 (8.81%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 53 (23.35%) SQL
2 17 (7.49%) Python
3 13 (5.73%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.85%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.52%) Java
6 7 (3.08%) R
7 5 (2.20%) MATLAB
7 5 (2.20%) VBA
8 4 (1.76%) Ruby
8 4 (1.76%) Scala
9 2 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.44%) C#
10 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.73%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.29%) Degree
4 5 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) CCA
6 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (17.62%) Data Quality
2 16 (7.05%) QA
3 14 (6.17%) GDPR
4 4 (1.76%) PMO
5 3 (1.32%) SLA
6 1 (0.44%) IAS 39
6 1 (0.44%) IFRS
6 1 (0.44%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.64%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (1.76%) Ansible
2 4 (1.76%) Kibana
2 4 (1.76%) logstash
3 1 (0.44%) Control-M
3 1 (0.44%) Oozie
Vendors
1 28 (12.33%) Oracle
2 27 (11.89%) Microsoft
3 21 (9.25%) Google
4 16 (7.05%) SAP
4 16 (7.05%) Tableau
5 7 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (3.08%) Tealium
6 6 (2.64%) Informatica
6 6 (2.64%) Workday
7 4 (1.76%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.32%) Adobe
8 3 (1.32%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.32%) Cognos
8 3 (1.32%) FactSet
8 3 (1.32%) Progress
8 3 (1.32%) Reuters
8 3 (1.32%) Teradata
9 2 (0.88%) CA
9 2 (0.88%) CODA
9 2 (0.88%) IBM