Period
to 21 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 659 627 688
Rank change year-on-year -32 +61 -5
Contract jobs citing Data Strategy 228 192 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.25% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 115 146
UK median daily rate £575 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +4.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £340 £312 £300
90th Percentile £713 £733 £681
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £30.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.59% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.63 -

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 86,297 76,245 88,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.63% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,940 50,019 58,259
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,268 2,079 2,320
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.46 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £26.92
% change year-on-year -18.00% -7.11% +22.34%

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 May 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 21 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 May 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 -14 217 £575 +9.52% 48
UK excluding London -22 114 £575 +15.00% 24
London -40 112 £550 +4.76% 24
South East -13 51 £575 +9.52% 8
North of England -15 29 £550 +10.00% 9
North West -3 17 £550 +33.33% 4
Midlands -12 14 £475 +5.56% 2
South West +10 11 £550 +62.96% 3
Yorkshire -23 8 £538 +7.50% 4
Scotland -40 8 £475 -5.71%
East Midlands -6 7 - - 1
West Midlands -24 7 £475 -26.92% 1
North East +10 6 £513 -21.15% 1
East of England +4 3 £700 +55.56% 2
Wales -11 1 £775 +55.00%

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 (38.60%) Analytics
2 73 (32.02%) Big Data
2 73 (32.02%) Data Modelling
3 67 (29.39%) Data Management
4 65 (28.51%) Hadoop
5 61 (26.75%) Finance
5 61 (26.75%) Data Architecture
6 58 (25.44%) Data Governance
7 55 (24.12%) Business Intelligence
8 51 (22.37%) SQL
9 42 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (17.98%) Data Lake
11 40 (17.54%) Data Quality
11 40 (17.54%) SQL Server
12 38 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
12 38 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
13 36 (15.79%) Cloudera
13 36 (15.79%) Apache Hive
14 35 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (14.91%) Apache Spark
16 33 (14.47%) Visualisation
16 33 (14.47%) Kafka
16 33 (14.47%) HBase
16 33 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 33 (14.47%) Oracle
17 32 (14.04%) Java
17 32 (14.04%) GDPR
18 31 (13.60%) HDFS
18 31 (13.60%) Tableau
18 31 (13.60%) Migration

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 34 (14.91%) Apache Spark
2 23 (10.09%) SAS
3 6 (2.63%) Apache Pig
3 6 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.32%) Apache
5 2 (0.88%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.44%) CMS
6 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (6.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.88%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.88%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.44%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.44%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.44%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.44%) SAP PP-PI
2 1 (0.44%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.44%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.44%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.77%) Google Tag Manager
2 16 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.75%) SaaS
6 3 (1.32%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.88%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.88%) IaaS
7 2 (0.88%) PaaS
8 1 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.44%) GitHub
8 1 (0.44%) Office 365
8 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.88%) Kerberos
1 2 (0.88%) SMS
2 1 (0.44%) Firewall
2 1 (0.44%) Internet
2 1 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (32.02%) Big Data
2 65 (28.51%) Hadoop
3 41 (17.98%) Data Lake
4 40 (17.54%) SQL Server
5 38 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (15.79%) Apache Hive
7 33 (14.47%) HBase
8 26 (11.40%) Sqoop
9 21 (9.21%) Impala
10 15 (6.58%) NoSQL
10 15 (6.58%) Relational Database
11 14 (6.14%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (5.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 12 (5.26%) MongoDB
13 12 (5.26%) Power BI
14 9 (3.95%) Pentaho
14 9 (3.95%) QlikView
15 8 (3.51%) Data Mining
16 6 (2.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (7.89%) ERwin
2 3 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.32%) Toad
3 2 (0.88%) JIRA
3 2 (0.88%) Subversion
3 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.44%) LSMW
4 1 (0.44%) RStudio
4 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (26.75%) Finance
2 23 (10.09%) Banking
3 20 (8.77%) Marketing
4 13 (5.70%) Legal
5 6 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.63%) Publishing
6 5 (2.19%) Advertising
7 4 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.75%) Retail
8 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.88%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.88%) Electronics
9 2 (0.88%) French Language
9 2 (0.88%) German Language
9 2 (0.88%) Thai Language
10 1 (0.44%) Automotive
10 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (27.19%) Architect
2 55 (24.12%) Data Architect
3 32 (14.04%) Analyst
4 24 (10.53%) Data Analyst
5 21 (9.21%) Data Manager
6 17 (7.46%) Data Engineer
7 14 (6.14%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.26%) Consultant
8 12 (5.26%) Developer
9 10 (4.39%) Enterprise Architect
10 9 (3.95%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.51%) Big Data Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) Enterprise Data Architect
11 8 (3.51%) Strategy Manager
12 7 (3.07%) Big Data Architect
12 7 (3.07%) Data Business Analyst
13 6 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Architect
13 6 (2.63%) Cloud Architect
13 6 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
13 6 (2.63%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.47%) Kafka
2 30 (13.16%) Web Services
3 28 (12.28%) RESTful
4 23 (10.09%) SOAP
5 5 (2.19%) Middleware
6 3 (1.32%) MXNet
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.32%) PostGIS
6 3 (1.32%) TensorFlow
6 3 (1.32%) Theano
6 3 (1.32%) XML
7 2 (0.88%) .NET
7 2 (0.88%) CNTK
7 2 (0.88%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (0.88%) Velocity
8 1 (0.44%) JSON
8 1 (0.44%) Lucene
8 1 (0.44%) MDX
8 1 (0.44%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (11.84%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.26%) Data Structures
5 11 (4.82%) Reference Data
6 10 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (3.95%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.19%) Social Media
9 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.32%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.32%) Clustering
10 3 (1.32%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.32%) Taxonomies
10 3 (1.32%) User Experience
11 2 (0.88%) Life Science
11 2 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.44%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.44%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.84%) Linux
2 23 (10.09%) CentOS
3 13 (5.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (38.60%) Analytics
2 73 (32.02%) Data Modelling
3 67 (29.39%) Data Management
4 61 (26.75%) Data Architecture
5 58 (25.44%) Data Governance
6 55 (24.12%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (14.47%) Visualisation
9 31 (13.60%) Migration
10 26 (11.40%) Data Security
11 25 (10.96%) Metadata Management
12 24 (10.53%) Data Analysis
13 23 (10.09%) Data Migration
13 23 (10.09%) ETL
13 23 (10.09%) Master Data Management
14 22 (9.65%) Web Analytics
15 21 (9.21%) Data Integration
16 20 (8.77%) Project Management
16 20 (8.77%) Tag Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (22.37%) SQL
2 32 (14.04%) Java
3 26 (11.40%) Bash Shell
3 26 (11.40%) Scala
4 15 (6.58%) Python
5 11 (4.82%) R
6 9 (3.95%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.07%) VBA
8 3 (1.32%) C
9 2 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.44%) ABAP
10 1 (0.44%) C#
10 1 (0.44%) C++
10 1 (0.44%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.07%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.19%) Degree
4 3 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.32%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.88%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.88%) PhD
6 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) MBA
6 1 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (17.54%) Data Quality
2 32 (14.04%) GDPR
3 17 (7.46%) QA
4 4 (1.75%) MiFID
5 2 (0.88%) GCP
6 1 (0.44%) BS7666
6 1 (0.44%) CDISC
6 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.44%) GAAP
6 1 (0.44%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (13.60%) HDFS
2 26 (11.40%) Apache Flume
3 6 (2.63%) Docker
4 1 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (11.84%) Oozie
2 4 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 36 (15.79%) Cloudera
2 33 (14.47%) Oracle
3 31 (13.60%) Tableau
4 29 (12.72%) Google
5 27 (11.84%) Hortonworks
6 24 (10.53%) MapR
7 23 (10.09%) Microsoft
7 23 (10.09%) Talend
8 22 (9.65%) Tealium
9 21 (9.21%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (6.58%) SAP
11 9 (3.95%) CA
11 9 (3.95%) Informatica
12 7 (3.07%) Alteryx
13 5 (2.19%) MicroStrategy
14 4 (1.75%) Workday
15 2 (0.88%) Adobe
15 2 (0.88%) CODA
16 1 (0.44%) Symantec
16 1 (0.44%) Teradata