Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 560 592 621
Rank change year-on-year +32 +29 -25
Contract jobs citing Data Transformation 335 252 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 183 182
UK median daily rate £475 £466 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +3.49% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £314 £321
90th Percentile £613 £648 £674
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £444 £450
% change year-on-year +1.41% -1.39% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
UK median hourly rate £53.00 £38.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.77% +55.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £45.00 £38.13 £22.00
90th Percentile £78.50 £39.38 £27.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 -
% change year-on-year +16.13% - -

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 86,549 77,649 88,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.61% 84.40% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,159 51,086 57,973
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,114 2,429
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.34%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.38 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -14.70% -1.96% +15.91%

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 23 April 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 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Transformation in the UK

Data Transformation
Top 16 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 23 April 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 +5 294 £500 +5.99% 46
London -23 172 £513 +2.50% 27
UK excluding London -5 153 £450 +1.41% 19
South East -4 42 £425 -10.53% 2
North of England +3 30 £415 +18.50% 6
East of England -14 19 £450 -2.17% 2
Yorkshire -1 18 £415 -17.05% 3
Midlands -6 17 £425 +13.33% 8
Wales +4 16 £435 +5.45%
West Midlands +5 14 £438 +16.67% 6
Scotland -22 13 £475 +5.56%
North West -24 10 £388 +18.32% 3
South West +10 9 £450 +21.62% 1
Northern Ireland +4 7 £460 -0.86%
East Midlands 0 2 £425 - 2
North East - 2 £440 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Transformation 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 Transformation.

1 143 (42.69%) SQL
2 137 (40.90%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (31.04%) Migration
4 102 (30.45%) Big Data
5 99 (29.55%) ETL
6 88 (26.27%) Finance
7 87 (25.97%) Data Migration
8 86 (25.67%) Python
9 81 (24.18%) SQL Server
10 75 (22.39%) Data Modelling
11 68 (20.30%) Hadoop
12 55 (16.42%) Relational Database
13 54 (16.12%) Apache Spark
13 54 (16.12%) Microsoft Azure
14 52 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
14 52 (15.52%) Java
15 51 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
16 50 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
17 48 (14.33%) Microsoft
18 47 (14.03%) Oracle
19 46 (13.73%) Analytics
19 46 (13.73%) Data Ingestion
20 45 (13.43%) XML
21 44 (13.13%) .NET
21 44 (13.13%) Data Quality
22 43 (12.84%) Data Cleansing
22 43 (12.84%) TDD
23 42 (12.54%) Data Analysis
23 42 (12.54%) Scrum
24 41 (12.24%) Analytical Skills

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 54 (16.12%) Apache Spark
2 21 (6.27%) Apache
3 14 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.99%) Apache Pig
5 9 (2.69%) Apache Solr
5 9 (2.69%) Confluence
6 7 (2.09%) SAS
7 5 (1.49%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (1.19%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.30%) Luigi
10 1 (0.30%) nginx
10 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (6.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) SPSS
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 4 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.60%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.60%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.30%) Finacle
4 1 (0.30%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.30%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.30%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 54 (16.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (8.36%) Serverless
4 13 (3.88%) Amazon S3
5 11 (3.28%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (2.69%) Amazon EMR
7 7 (2.09%) SaaS
8 6 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.19%) PaaS
10 3 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.90%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.90%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.60%) Boomi
11 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.60%) IaaS
11 2 (0.60%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.30%) GitHub
12 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.79%) SAN
1 6 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.49%) SMS
3 3 (0.90%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.60%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (0.30%) AMQP
5 1 (0.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (30.45%) Big Data
2 81 (24.18%) SQL Server
3 68 (20.30%) Hadoop
4 55 (16.42%) Relational Database
5 51 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (11.64%) Apache Hive
7 38 (11.34%) NoSQL
8 33 (9.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 31 (9.25%) HBase
10 22 (6.57%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (5.37%) MySQL
11 18 (5.37%) Power BI
12 17 (5.07%) MongoDB
12 17 (5.07%) Oracle Database
13 16 (4.78%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (4.78%) Data Lake
13 16 (4.78%) DB2
14 13 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (3.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (7.46%) Git (software)
1 25 (7.46%) Jenkins
2 19 (5.67%) JIRA
3 14 (4.18%) Visual Studio
4 13 (3.88%) Subversion
5 9 (2.69%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (2.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.49%) GitLab
8 4 (1.19%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.90%) DbUnit
9 3 (0.90%) ERwin
9 3 (0.90%) HttpUnit
9 3 (0.90%) JMeter
9 3 (0.90%) JUnit
9 3 (0.90%) Maven
9 3 (0.90%) Selenium
9 3 (0.90%) XMLUnit
10 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 88 (26.27%) Finance
2 29 (8.66%) Banking
3 22 (6.57%) Retail
4 14 (4.18%) Marketing
5 8 (2.39%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.49%) Legal
7 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.90%) Billing
8 3 (0.90%) Law
8 3 (0.90%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
9 2 (0.60%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 118 (35.22%) Developer
2 65 (19.40%) Analyst
3 45 (13.43%) Data Engineer
4 33 (9.85%) Business Analyst
5 31 (9.25%) Data Analyst
6 28 (8.36%) .NET Developer
7 21 (6.27%) Big Data Engineer
8 19 (5.67%) Consultant
9 16 (4.78%) Big Data Developer
10 14 (4.18%) Architect
10 14 (4.18%) Data Manager
11 13 (3.88%) Data Business Analyst
11 13 (3.88%) Java Developer
11 13 (3.88%) Project Manager
12 12 (3.58%) DBA
13 11 (3.28%) C# Developer
14 10 (2.99%) Data Analytics Engineer
14 10 (2.99%) SQL Developer
15 9 (2.69%) ETL Developer
15 9 (2.69%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.43%) XML
2 44 (13.13%) .NET
3 34 (10.15%) Kafka
4 30 (8.96%) JSON
5 25 (7.46%) ASP.NET Web API
6 23 (6.87%) REST
7 22 (6.57%) HTML
8 21 (6.27%) React
9 19 (5.67%) HTML5
10 18 (5.37%) RESTful
11 14 (4.18%) JMS
12 12 (3.58%) Velocity
13 11 (3.28%) SOAP
13 11 (3.28%) Spring
14 10 (2.99%) Web Services
15 9 (2.69%) AngularJS
15 9 (2.69%) ASP.NET
15 9 (2.69%) CNTK
15 9 (2.69%) MXNet
15 9 (2.69%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.16%) Data Structures
3 18 (5.37%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.07%) Fintech
5 12 (3.58%) Algorithms
5 12 (3.58%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.09%) Fixed Income
8 7 (2.09%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.79%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.49%) Clustering
10 5 (1.49%) EPoS
11 4 (1.19%) Replication
11 4 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.19%) User Experience
12 3 (0.90%) CMDB
12 3 (0.90%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.90%) Wiki
13 2 (0.60%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.45%) Linux
2 16 (4.78%) Windows
3 15 (4.48%) Unix
4 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.60%) VMS
6 1 (0.30%) Android
6 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (40.90%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (31.04%) Migration
3 99 (29.55%) ETL
4 87 (25.97%) Data Migration
5 75 (22.39%) Data Modelling
6 52 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
7 46 (13.73%) Analytics
7 46 (13.73%) Data Ingestion
8 43 (12.84%) Data Cleansing
8 43 (12.84%) TDD
9 42 (12.54%) Data Analysis
9 42 (12.54%) Scrum
10 33 (9.85%) Data Encryption
11 31 (9.25%) Data Governance
12 29 (8.66%) Data Management
13 28 (8.36%) Business Analysis
14 26 (7.76%) Collaborative Working
15 25 (7.46%) OO
15 25 (7.46%) Visualisation
16 24 (7.16%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 143 (42.69%) SQL
2 86 (25.67%) Python
3 52 (15.52%) Java
4 34 (10.15%) JavaScript
5 29 (8.66%) Scala
6 26 (7.76%) Bash Shell
6 26 (7.76%) C#
6 26 (7.76%) T-SQL
7 12 (3.58%) C
8 11 (3.28%) PL/SQL
8 11 (3.28%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.28%) R
9 10 (2.99%) VBA
10 7 (2.09%) Korn
11 6 (1.79%) C++
11 6 (1.79%) Perl
12 4 (1.19%) Java 8
12 4 (1.19%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.90%) U-SQL
13 3 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (8.36%) Degree
2 21 (6.27%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.18%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.58%) Master's Degree
5 9 (2.69%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.60%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.30%) AAT
10 1 (0.30%) ACCA
10 1 (0.30%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.30%) MCSA
10 1 (0.30%) MCSE
10 1 (0.30%) PhD
10 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (13.13%) Data Quality
2 28 (8.36%) PCI DSS
3 18 (5.37%) GDPR
4 12 (3.58%) PMO
5 4 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.90%) QA
7 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.30%) BS7666
8 1 (0.30%) IFRS
8 1 (0.30%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.30%) PSD2
System Software
1 18 (5.37%) Docker
2 13 (3.88%) Apache Flume
3 12 (3.58%) HDFS
4 10 (2.99%) Oracle Clusterware
4 10 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.90%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (4.78%) Ansible
2 13 (3.88%) Oozie
3 10 (2.99%) Data Guard
3 10 (2.99%) Oracle Flashback
3 10 (2.99%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (2.09%) Kibana
5 4 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.19%) Puppet
5 4 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.19%) Terraform
6 3 (0.90%) logstash
7 2 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.30%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.30%) Packer
Vendors
1 48 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 47 (14.03%) Oracle
3 34 (10.15%) Talend
4 26 (7.76%) Cloudera
5 23 (6.87%) SAP
6 15 (4.48%) Hortonworks
7 14 (4.18%) Tableau
8 13 (3.88%) Informatica
9 10 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (2.69%) Alteryx
11 8 (2.39%) Sybase
12 7 (2.09%) Ab Initio
12 7 (2.09%) WorldPay
13 6 (1.79%) Delphix
14 5 (1.49%) Teradata
15 4 (1.19%) IBM
16 3 (0.90%) Hitachi
16 3 (0.90%) ServiceNow
16 3 (0.90%) Workday
17 2 (0.60%) SnapLogic