Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 625 634 661
Rank change year-on-year +9 +27 +81
Contract jobs citing Data Strategy 252 249 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 181 161
UK median daily rate £563 £520 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.17% +9.47% -5.00%
10th Percentile £375 £340 £288
90th Percentile £705 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +21.05% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 87364 86610 92413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.55% 83.91% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58341 57227 60029
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2006 2349 2749
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.15 £23.50
% change year-on-year +3.52% +2.77% +17.50%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 +6 240 £575 +9.52% 28
UK excluding London +31 138 £575 +21.05% 17
London -27 107 £550 - 12
North of England +75 42 £600 +9.09% 5
South East -10 42 £575 +9.52% 8
Yorkshire +38 22 £610 +10.91% 2
North West +24 19 £610 +17.31% 3
Midlands +5 18 £494 +9.72%
North East +72 13 £610 -26.06%
East of England -14 13 £713 +67.65% 2
South West +6 12 £545 +36.13% 1
East Midlands -2 10 £510 -11.35%
West Midlands +4 8 £494 +16.18%
Scotland -19 7 £475 +46.15% 1
Wales +17 5 £578 +15.50%

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Data Strategy.

1 94 (37.30%) Analytics
2 87 (34.52%) Data Architecture
3 85 (33.73%) Data Modelling
4 80 (31.75%) Business Intelligence
5 67 (26.59%) Big Data
6 65 (25.79%) Data Governance
6 65 (25.79%) Data Management
7 56 (22.22%) Finance
7 56 (22.22%) Data Quality
8 51 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 49 (19.44%) SQL
10 48 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
11 44 (17.46%) SQL Server
12 42 (16.67%) Data Analysis
12 42 (16.67%) Hadoop
13 39 (15.48%) Google
13 39 (15.48%) Data Lake
14 35 (13.89%) TOGAF
14 35 (13.89%) Migration
15 33 (13.10%) Management Information System
16 32 (12.70%) Apache Spark
16 32 (12.70%) Logical Data Model
17 31 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (12.30%) HBase
17 31 (12.30%) Apache Hive
17 31 (12.30%) Salesforce.com
17 31 (12.30%) ETL
18 28 (11.11%) Data Security
18 28 (11.11%) Data Analytics

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 32 (12.70%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.57%) Apache
3 7 (2.78%) SAS
4 2 (0.79%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 9 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) SAP R/3
1 3 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
1 3 (1.19%) SAP WM
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.79%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.79%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.79%) SAP MDM
2 2 (0.79%) SAP PM
2 2 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.40%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.75%) Google Analytics
3 13 (5.16%) Google Cloud Platform
3 13 (5.16%) Google Tag Manager
4 12 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (3.17%) SaaS
6 7 (2.78%) IaaS
7 6 (2.38%) PaaS
8 3 (1.19%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.40%) GitHub
9 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.79%) SMS
2 1 (0.40%) Network Security
2 1 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (26.59%) Big Data
2 48 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (17.46%) SQL Server
4 42 (16.67%) Hadoop
5 39 (15.48%) Data Lake
6 31 (12.30%) Apache Hive
6 31 (12.30%) HBase
7 23 (9.13%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (7.94%) Impala
8 20 (7.94%) NoSQL
8 20 (7.94%) Sqoop
9 19 (7.54%) Relational Database
10 17 (6.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (5.16%) MongoDB
13 12 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (3.97%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (3.97%) Pentaho
15 10 (3.97%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (6.75%) ERwin
2 13 (5.16%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (1.98%) JIRA
4 3 (1.19%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 3 (1.19%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.19%) Subversion
5 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Continuum
6 1 (0.40%) JUnit
6 1 (0.40%) LSMW
6 1 (0.40%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 56 (22.22%) Finance
2 18 (7.14%) Banking
3 14 (5.56%) Legal
4 13 (5.16%) Marketing
5 7 (2.78%) Retail
6 6 (2.38%) Advertising
7 5 (1.98%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.59%) Front Office
9 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.19%) Private Banking
9 3 (1.19%) Publishing
9 3 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.40%) Back Office
11 1 (0.40%) Billing
11 1 (0.40%) Electronics
11 1 (0.40%) Games
11 1 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 102 (40.48%) Architect
2 93 (36.90%) Data Architect
3 37 (14.68%) Analyst
4 35 (13.89%) Consultant
5 22 (8.73%) Data Consultant
6 19 (7.54%) Business Analyst
6 19 (7.54%) Data Analyst
7 15 (5.95%) Data Business Analyst
7 15 (5.95%) Senior Architect
7 15 (5.95%) Senior Data Architect
8 13 (5.16%) Data Engineer
9 11 (4.37%) Big Data Engineer
9 11 (4.37%) Enterprise Data Architect
10 10 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Architect
10 10 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 10 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Lead
10 10 (3.97%) Enterprise Architect
11 9 (3.57%) Hadoop Engineer
12 8 (3.17%) Lead Data Architect
12 8 (3.17%) Tableau Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.71%) Kafka
2 23 (9.13%) RESTful
3 22 (8.73%) Web Services
4 21 (8.33%) SOAP
5 7 (2.78%) XML
6 6 (2.38%) JDBC
7 5 (1.98%) FpML
8 4 (1.59%) jQuery
9 3 (1.19%) .NET
9 3 (1.19%) HTML
10 2 (0.79%) Apache Avro
10 2 (0.79%) JSON
10 2 (0.79%) MXNet
10 2 (0.79%) OpenID
10 2 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.79%) PostGIS
10 2 (0.79%) PySpark
10 2 (0.79%) Spring
10 2 (0.79%) TensorFlow
10 2 (0.79%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.10%) Management Information System
2 31 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (9.13%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (5.16%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.97%) Taxonomies
6 9 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.17%) Reference Data
7 8 (3.17%) Social Media
8 6 (2.38%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.98%) Derivative
10 4 (1.59%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.59%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.79%) NHS
11 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.40%) Clustering
12 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.40%) OTC Derivatives
12 1 (0.40%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.76%) Linux
2 8 (3.17%) CentOS
2 8 (3.17%) Unix
3 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (37.30%) Analytics
2 87 (34.52%) Data Architecture
3 85 (33.73%) Data Modelling
4 80 (31.75%) Business Intelligence
5 65 (25.79%) Data Governance
5 65 (25.79%) Data Management
6 51 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (16.67%) Data Analysis
9 35 (13.89%) Migration
9 35 (13.89%) TOGAF
10 32 (12.70%) Logical Data Model
11 31 (12.30%) ETL
12 28 (11.11%) Data Analytics
12 28 (11.11%) Data Security
12 28 (11.11%) Visualisation
13 25 (9.92%) Data Migration
14 24 (9.52%) CRM
15 23 (9.13%) Data Integration
15 23 (9.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (19.44%) SQL
2 27 (10.71%) Scala
3 24 (9.52%) Java
4 16 (6.35%) Python
5 11 (4.37%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.98%) R
9 4 (1.59%) C
9 4 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.79%) C#
11 1 (0.40%) ABAP
11 1 (0.40%) C++
11 1 (0.40%) ES6
11 1 (0.40%) Perl
11 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (6.75%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.56%) Degree
3 12 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.79%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.40%) PMP
6 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (22.22%) Data Quality
2 20 (7.94%) GDPR
3 13 (5.16%) QA
4 5 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.19%) PMO
6 2 (0.79%) BS7666
6 2 (0.79%) MiFID
7 1 (0.40%) GCP
7 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (8.73%) Apache Flume
1 22 (8.73%) HDFS
2 4 (1.59%) Docker
3 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.40%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.40%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 19 (7.54%) Oozie
2 3 (1.19%) Ansible
3 2 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Slider
4 1 (0.40%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (15.48%) Google
2 31 (12.30%) Salesforce.com
3 27 (10.71%) Oracle
4 24 (9.52%) Tableau
5 23 (9.13%) Microsoft
6 22 (8.73%) Cloudera
6 22 (8.73%) SAP
7 13 (5.16%) Talend
8 11 (4.37%) Hortonworks
9 9 (3.57%) MapR
10 8 (3.17%) Progress
10 8 (3.17%) Tealium
11 7 (2.78%) Informatica
12 6 (2.38%) CA
13 4 (1.59%) Ab Initio
13 4 (1.59%) IFS
14 3 (1.19%) Adobe
14 3 (1.19%) Greenplum
14 3 (1.19%) Marketo
15 2 (0.79%) Twitter