Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Data Transformation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Transformation over the 6 months to 18 January 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 Transformation
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 542 594 642
Rank change year-on-year +52 +48 -8
Contract jobs citing Data Transformation 357 285 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.35% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 189 133
UK median daily rate £475 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £329 £311
90th Percentile £625 £650 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £428
% change year-on-year +5.88% -0.58% +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £89.38 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.69% +297.22% -11.76%
10th Percentile £28.70 £47.81 £17.00
90th Percentile £50.70 £134.44 £24.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £89.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year -40.70% +315.70% -15.69%

Data Transformation 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 84,751 81,431 88,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.80% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,763 53,927 57,391
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,966 2,259 2,698
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.93% +16.75%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

Data Transformation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Transformation in the UK

Data Transformation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Transformation in the UK

Data Transformation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Transformation over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Transformation in the UK

Data Transformation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Transformation in the UK

Data Transformation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Transformation over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Transformation in the UK

Data Transformation
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 Transformation within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 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 +35 321 £488 - 38
London -10 188 £513 -2.38% 19
UK excluding London +40 155 £450 +5.88% 20
South East -24 42 £450 - 1
North of England +43 31 £550 -1.35% 12
South West +29 19 £450 +25.00%
East of England -10 19 £444 -0.70% 4
Yorkshire +27 18 £550 +10.00% 6
Midlands -1 17 £525 +35.05% 2
Wales +19 14 £435 +13.36%
West Midlands +3 14 £525 +35.05% 1
North West +9 13 £476 -15.75% 6
Scotland +5 12 £525 +16.67%
East Midlands +2 2 £550 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Transformation 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 Transformation.

1 160 (44.82%) SQL
2 143 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (34.17%) Migration
4 97 (27.17%) Data Migration
5 94 (26.33%) Data Modelling
6 92 (25.77%) ETL
7 87 (24.37%) Big Data
8 84 (23.53%) XML
9 81 (22.69%) Finance
10 73 (20.45%) Java
10 73 (20.45%) Oracle
11 65 (18.21%) Hadoop
12 62 (17.37%) SQL Server
13 59 (16.53%) Data Cleansing
14 57 (15.97%) Relational Database
15 56 (15.69%) Python
16 54 (15.13%) Data Quality
17 52 (14.57%) Microsoft
18 51 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
18 51 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
19 44 (12.32%) Scrum
20 43 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
21 42 (11.76%) JSON
21 42 (11.76%) .NET
22 41 (11.48%) SAP
22 41 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
23 40 (11.20%) Post-Production
24 39 (10.92%) Kafka
25 38 (10.64%) Data Analysis
26 37 (10.36%) Security Cleared

Data Transformation
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 28 (7.84%) Apache Spark
2 21 (5.88%) Apache
3 10 (2.80%) Confluence
4 9 (2.52%) Apache Pig
5 8 (2.24%) Apache Airflow
6 7 (1.96%) SAS
7 6 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.56%) Documentum
10 1 (0.28%) CMS
10 1 (0.28%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (2.24%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.56%) Maximo
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.56%) SAP APO
2 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.56%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.56%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.64%) Serverless
4 8 (2.24%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.24%) SaaS
5 6 (1.68%) Amazon Kinesis
6 5 (1.40%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.40%) GitHub
7 3 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.84%) Azure Machine Learning
7 3 (0.84%) Data Lake Analytics
7 3 (0.84%) Force.com
7 3 (0.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.56%) Boomi
8 2 (0.56%) IaaS
8 2 (0.56%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.56%) PaaS
8 2 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.68%) SAN
3 3 (0.84%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.84%) LDAP
4 2 (0.56%) Cisco ICM
4 2 (0.56%) FTP
4 2 (0.56%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.56%) SMS
5 1 (0.28%) BitTorrent
5 1 (0.28%) Firewall
5 1 (0.28%) HTTP
5 1 (0.28%) Internet
5 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (24.37%) Big Data
2 65 (18.21%) Hadoop
3 62 (17.37%) SQL Server
4 57 (15.97%) Relational Database
5 51 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (10.08%) HBase
7 26 (7.28%) Apache Hive
8 23 (6.44%) Oracle Database
9 22 (6.16%) NoSQL
10 20 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (5.04%) MySQL
12 17 (4.76%) Power BI
13 16 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (3.64%) Data Mining
14 13 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (3.36%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (3.08%) DB2
16 11 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (2.80%) Ingres
17 10 (2.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (4.20%) JIRA
2 12 (3.36%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.52%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.68%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.40%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.40%) Subversion
5 5 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.56%) Appium
6 2 (0.56%) ERwin
6 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.28%) GitLab
7 1 (0.28%) LSMW
7 1 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 81 (22.69%) Finance
2 33 (9.24%) Banking
3 25 (7.00%) Retail
4 16 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.20%) Marketing
6 8 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.68%) Billing
9 5 (1.40%) Electronics
10 4 (1.12%) Legal
11 3 (0.84%) Front Office
12 2 (0.56%) Law
12 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.56%) Publishing
13 1 (0.28%) Automotive
13 1 (0.28%) Czech Language
13 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.28%) Games
13 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (32.77%) Developer
2 79 (22.13%) Analyst
3 44 (12.32%) Business Analyst
4 29 (8.12%) Data Analyst
5 27 (7.56%) Architect
6 24 (6.72%) .NET Developer
6 24 (6.72%) Data Engineer
7 19 (5.32%) Data Architect
7 19 (5.32%) Project Manager
8 18 (5.04%) Consultant
8 18 (5.04%) Java Developer
9 17 (4.76%) Data Manager
10 16 (4.48%) Agile Developer
10 16 (4.48%) Agile Java Developer
10 16 (4.48%) DBA
11 15 (4.20%) Big Data Developer
12 14 (3.92%) Data Business Analyst
12 14 (3.92%) Oracle DBA
13 13 (3.64%) Oracle Developer
14 12 (3.36%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (23.53%) XML
2 42 (11.76%) .NET
2 42 (11.76%) JSON
3 39 (10.92%) Kafka
4 20 (5.60%) Hibernate
5 18 (5.04%) Spring
6 17 (4.76%) REST
7 16 (4.48%) J2SE
7 16 (4.48%) JMS
7 16 (4.48%) Middleware
7 16 (4.48%) XSLT
8 15 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (3.64%) React
9 13 (3.64%) Web Services
10 9 (2.52%) HTML
10 9 (2.52%) Velocity
11 8 (2.24%) AngularJS
11 8 (2.24%) HTML5
11 8 (2.24%) RESTful
12 7 (1.96%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.84%) Data Structures
3 20 (5.60%) Fintech
4 17 (4.76%) Virtual Team
5 16 (4.48%) Fixed Income
5 16 (4.48%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.64%) Computer Science
7 11 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.24%) User Experience
9 7 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.68%) FMCG
11 5 (1.40%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.12%) Derivative
12 4 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.84%) CMDB
13 3 (0.84%) EPoS
13 3 (0.84%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.84%) OTC Derivatives
13 3 (0.84%) Replication
13 3 (0.84%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.88%) Unix
2 20 (5.60%) Linux
3 13 (3.64%) Windows
4 4 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (34.17%) Migration
3 97 (27.17%) Data Migration
4 94 (26.33%) Data Modelling
5 92 (25.77%) ETL
6 59 (16.53%) Data Cleansing
7 51 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 44 (12.32%) Scrum
9 40 (11.20%) Post-Production
10 38 (10.64%) Data Analysis
11 36 (10.08%) Analytics
11 36 (10.08%) Data Management
12 35 (9.80%) Collaborative Working
12 35 (9.80%) Data Architecture
13 32 (8.96%) Coaching
14 31 (8.68%) Business Analysis
14 31 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (8.12%) Data Integration
16 28 (7.84%) MapReduce
17 26 (7.28%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 160 (44.82%) SQL
2 73 (20.45%) Java
3 56 (15.69%) Python
4 23 (6.44%) C#
5 20 (5.60%) T-SQL
6 18 (5.04%) PL/SQL
7 17 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 15 (4.20%) JavaScript
9 10 (2.80%) C
9 10 (2.80%) R
9 10 (2.80%) Scala
9 10 (2.80%) VBA
10 7 (1.96%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.68%) C++
11 6 (1.68%) Perl
12 5 (1.40%) XPath
13 3 (0.84%) HiveQL
13 3 (0.84%) U-SQL
13 3 (0.84%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.56%) Gremlin
Qualifications
1 37 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.00%) Degree
2 25 (7.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (1.96%) Master's Degree
4 5 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.40%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.84%) PMP
6 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (15.13%) Data Quality
2 15 (4.20%) GDPR
2 15 (4.20%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.08%) QA
4 10 (2.80%) PMO
5 4 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.28%) BS7666
6 1 (0.28%) IFRS
6 1 (0.28%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.28%) MiFID
6 1 (0.28%) PSD2
6 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (4.20%) Oracle Clusterware
1 15 (4.20%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (2.80%) Apache Flume
2 10 (2.80%) Docker
3 6 (1.68%) HDFS
4 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 17 (4.76%) Data Guard
2 15 (4.20%) Oracle Flashback
2 15 (4.20%) Oracle RMAN
3 13 (3.64%) Ansible
4 9 (2.52%) Oozie
5 7 (1.96%) Kibana
6 3 (0.84%) logstash
6 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.84%) Puppet
6 3 (0.84%) Terraform
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 73 (20.45%) Oracle
2 52 (14.57%) Microsoft
3 41 (11.48%) SAP
4 10 (2.80%) Informatica
5 9 (2.52%) Hortonworks
5 9 (2.52%) Talend
6 8 (2.24%) Cloudera
6 8 (2.24%) Tableau
7 7 (1.96%) Ab Initio
7 7 (1.96%) Sybase
7 7 (1.96%) WorldPay
8 6 (1.68%) Alteryx
8 6 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.40%) IBM
9 5 (1.40%) Siebel
9 5 (1.40%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.12%) EnterpriseDB
10 4 (1.12%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.12%) Splunk
11 3 (0.84%) IBM Sterling