Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 663 629 678
Rank change year-on-year -34 +49 +11
Contract jobs citing Data Strategy 238 233 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 152 171
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £325 £358 £375
90th Percentile £700 £738 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £508 £550 £455
% change year-on-year -7.73% +20.88% -4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
UK median hourly rate £85.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.86% - -
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 88,839 82,529 92,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.56% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,630 54,071 60,832
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,390 2,086 2,308
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.92% +6.38% +8.60%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £47.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.50%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -25 226 £515 -6.36% 53
London +19 141 £500 -4.76% 27
UK excluding London -45 97 £508 -7.73% 27
South East -23 31 £550 - 8
North of England -30 22 £550 -9.84% 9
Midlands -17 18 £419 -11.84% 4
North West -3 16 £563 -7.79% 3
South West -15 14 £550 -0.45% 3
East Midlands -9 12 £419 -11.84% 3
Scotland -29 12 £350 -32.69%
West Midlands -20 6 £369 -7.81% 1
Yorkshire -26 6 £500 -18.03% 5
East of England -11 3 £700 +55.56% 2
North East -10 1 £500 -18.03% 1

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 91 (38.24%) Analytics
2 86 (36.13%) Data Modelling
3 69 (28.99%) Data Architecture
4 66 (27.73%) Business Intelligence
5 65 (27.31%) Data Management
6 59 (24.79%) SQL
7 57 (23.95%) Finance
8 55 (23.11%) Data Governance
9 54 (22.69%) Data Warehouse
10 52 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
11 51 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
12 50 (21.01%) Data Quality
13 49 (20.59%) Big Data
14 41 (17.23%) Hadoop
14 41 (17.23%) Stakeholder Management
15 40 (16.81%) Migration
16 35 (14.71%) Tableau
17 33 (13.87%) Microsoft
18 32 (13.45%) ETL
19 31 (13.03%) Oracle
19 31 (13.03%) SQL Server
19 31 (13.03%) Visualisation
19 31 (13.03%) Data Migration
20 29 (12.18%) GDPR
21 27 (11.34%) Data Analysis
22 26 (10.92%) Data Lake
23 24 (10.08%) Data Integration
23 24 (10.08%) Data Analytics
23 24 (10.08%) Metadata Management
23 24 (10.08%) Power BI

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 18 (7.56%) Apache Spark
1 18 (7.56%) SAS
2 9 (3.78%) CMS
3 6 (2.52%) Apache
3 6 (2.52%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.26%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.42%) Confluence
6 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.42%) Mule
Applications
1 16 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.10%) NetSuite
2 4 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.26%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.84%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.84%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.42%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.42%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.42%) Maximo
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.42%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.46%) Google Analytics
3 10 (4.20%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (4.20%) Google Tag Manager
4 9 (3.78%) Azure Data Factory
5 8 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (3.36%) PaaS
6 6 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (2.10%) Office 365
8 3 (1.26%) GitHub
9 2 (0.84%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.84%) SaaS
10 1 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.42%) Boomi
10 1 (0.42%) IaaS
10 1 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.84%) Kerberos
1 2 (0.84%) SMS
2 1 (0.42%) Firewall
2 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (22.69%) Data Warehouse
2 49 (20.59%) Big Data
3 41 (17.23%) Hadoop
4 31 (13.03%) SQL Server
5 26 (10.92%) Data Lake
6 24 (10.08%) Power BI
7 19 (7.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (7.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (7.56%) Relational Database
8 18 (7.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (6.30%) Apache Hive
10 13 (5.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 13 (5.46%) HBase
11 12 (5.04%) QlikView
12 11 (4.62%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (4.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (4.20%) Pentaho
14 9 (3.78%) EDRMS
14 9 (3.78%) MongoDB
14 9 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (5.88%) ERwin
2 6 (2.52%) JIRA
3 3 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.26%) Toad
General
1 57 (23.95%) Finance
2 22 (9.24%) Banking
3 18 (7.56%) Marketing
4 10 (4.20%) Publishing
4 10 (4.20%) Retail
5 9 (3.78%) Legal
6 3 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.84%) French Language
7 2 (0.84%) German Language
7 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.84%) Law
7 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.84%) Thai Language
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 62 (26.05%) Architect
2 51 (21.43%) Data Architect
3 35 (14.71%) Analyst
4 22 (9.24%) Data Analyst
5 21 (8.82%) Data Manager
6 19 (7.98%) Developer
7 16 (6.72%) Consultant
7 16 (6.72%) Project Manager
8 14 (5.88%) Business Analyst
9 9 (3.78%) Head of Strategy
10 8 (3.36%) Data Business Analyst
10 8 (3.36%) ETL Developer
10 8 (3.36%) Senior Manager
10 8 (3.36%) Strategy Manager
11 7 (2.94%) Enterprise Architect
11 7 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.52%) Cloud Architect
12 6 (2.52%) Data Modeller
12 6 (2.52%) E-Commerce Manager
12 6 (2.52%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.04%) Kafka
2 7 (2.94%) Web Services
3 6 (2.52%) XML
4 5 (2.10%) RESTful
5 4 (1.68%) .NET
5 4 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.26%) Middleware
6 3 (1.26%) REST
6 3 (1.26%) Spark Streaming
7 2 (0.84%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.84%) SOAP
7 2 (0.84%) WSDL
7 2 (0.84%) XSLT
8 1 (0.42%) J2EE
8 1 (0.42%) JDBC
8 1 (0.42%) JSON
8 1 (0.42%) MDX
8 1 (0.42%) Spring
8 1 (0.42%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 51 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.40%) Reference Data
3 17 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.36%) Virtual Team
5 7 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.10%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.26%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.26%) Clustering
8 3 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.26%) Equities
8 3 (1.26%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.26%) User Experience
9 2 (0.84%) Fintech
9 2 (0.84%) Life Science
9 2 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.42%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.04%) Unix
2 4 (1.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (38.24%) Analytics
2 86 (36.13%) Data Modelling
3 69 (28.99%) Data Architecture
4 66 (27.73%) Business Intelligence
5 65 (27.31%) Data Management
6 55 (23.11%) Data Governance
7 52 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (17.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 40 (16.81%) Migration
10 32 (13.45%) ETL
11 31 (13.03%) Data Migration
11 31 (13.03%) Visualisation
12 27 (11.34%) Data Analysis
13 24 (10.08%) Data Analytics
13 24 (10.08%) Data Integration
13 24 (10.08%) Metadata Management
14 23 (9.66%) CRM
14 23 (9.66%) Data Security
15 22 (9.24%) Project Management
16 21 (8.82%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 59 (24.79%) SQL
2 18 (7.56%) Python
3 16 (6.72%) R
4 12 (5.04%) T-SQL
5 10 (4.20%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.78%) Java
7 8 (3.36%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.36%) VBA
8 6 (2.52%) MATLAB
8 6 (2.52%) Scala
9 4 (1.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.84%) C#
11 1 (0.42%) C
11 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.46%) Degree
4 4 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.84%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.84%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.84%) PhD
5 2 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) CCA
6 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.42%) MBA
6 1 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (21.01%) Data Quality
2 29 (12.18%) GDPR
3 17 (7.14%) QA
4 4 (1.68%) PMO
5 3 (1.26%) SLA
6 2 (0.84%) MiFID
7 1 (0.42%) CDISC
7 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.42%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (2.10%) HDFS
2 2 (0.84%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (1.26%) Ansible
1 3 (1.26%) Hadoop YARN
1 3 (1.26%) Kibana
1 3 (1.26%) logstash
1 3 (1.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 35 (14.71%) Tableau
2 33 (13.87%) Microsoft
3 31 (13.03%) Oracle
4 23 (9.66%) Google
5 12 (5.04%) Informatica
6 11 (4.62%) SAP
7 9 (3.78%) Cloudera
8 8 (3.36%) CA
8 8 (3.36%) Workday
9 6 (2.52%) Tealium
10 4 (1.68%) Ab Initio
11 3 (1.26%) Progress
11 3 (1.26%) Teradata
12 2 (0.84%) Adobe
12 2 (0.84%) CODA
12 2 (0.84%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.84%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.42%) Alteryx
13 1 (0.42%) MapR
13 1 (0.42%) Talend