The table below looks at the statistics for Data Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Analysis over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Analysis
Rank 111 114 116
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1081 1000 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.90% 1.83% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 2.40% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 654 587
Average daily rate
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£400 £408 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -2.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 33
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £15.31 £14.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £64.30 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +50.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Data Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Data Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Analysis within the UK.

Data Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Data Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Data Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Data Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 947 £405 -1.81% 306
London -5 503 £445 -1.06% 137
South East +9 145 £375 +21.45% 55
City of London -17 135 £448 -0.53% 43
Scotland +12 94 £370 -1.33% 4
North West +3 78 £350 +5.26% 25
Yorkshire +1 64 £375 -4.76% 16
South West +2 58 £385 +9.85% 19
West Yorkshire +2 55 £375 -9.09% 11
West Midlands +8 52 £375 +22.44% 24
Glasgow +12 42 £325 -13.33% 1
Edinburgh +4 41 £380 +1.33% 3
Leeds +8 40 £389 +80.81% 8
Buckinghamshire +20 35 £326 +30.36% 8
Berkshire +5 28 £325 -7.14% 9
Hampshire -3 27 £350 +27.27% 10
Manchester +5 26 £350 +7.69% 9
Oxfordshire -2 26 £423 +38.52% 3
Milton Keynes +7 24 £315 +25.87% 6
East of England -37 22 £375 -14.28% 14
Bristol -4 20 £300 -11.11% 6
East Midlands -6 20 £450 +12.50% 13
Oxford -1 19 £440 +44.26% 1
Wiltshire +7 18 £413 +6.45% 3
Wales +6 17 £345 -11.53%
Swindon +6 16 £413 -5.71% 2
Merseyside +3 15 £155 -22.50% 8
Cheshire -16 13 £215 -35.82% 4
Warwickshire -2 12 £400 +33.33% 2
Lancashire +15 11 £394 -1.56% 3

Data Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Data Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Analysis.

1 909 (39.92%) SQL
2 778 (34.17%) Finance
3 448 (19.68%) MS Excel
3 448 (19.68%) Banking
4 433 (19.02%) Data Modelling
5 430 (18.88%) Analytical Skills
6 392 (17.22%) Microsoft
7 346 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
8 329 (14.45%) Business Analysis
9 319 (14.01%) Data Warehouse
10 318 (13.97%) Migration
11 305 (13.39%) SQL Server
12 257 (11.29%) ETL
13 245 (10.76%) Oracle
14 243 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 235 (10.32%) Analytics
16 232 (10.19%) Project Management
17 226 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
18 214 (9.40%) Data Migration
19 194 (8.52%) Degree
20 193 (8.48%) MS Office
21 179 (7.86%) Data Management
22 165 (7.25%) Validation
23 162 (7.11%) SAS
24 157 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
25 142 (6.24%) Data Mapping
26 136 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 134 (5.88%) T-SQL
28 131 (5.75%) Data Quality
29 129 (5.67%) Investment Banking

Data Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Data Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 162 (7.11%) SAS
2 84 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (0.61%) ArcGIS
5 13 (0.57%) MS Exchange
6 12 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.48%) Apache Pig
7 11 (0.48%) CMS
8 9 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.26%) IIS
9 6 (0.26%) Lync
10 5 (0.22%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.22%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.22%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.18%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.18%) LiveCycle
11 4 (0.18%) Confluence
12 3 (0.13%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 448 (19.68%) MS Excel
2 193 (8.48%) MS Office
3 157 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 103 (4.52%) MS Visio
5 49 (2.15%) MS Project
6 34 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (1.23%) SPSS
8 9 (0.40%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.18%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.088%) FastStats
10 2 (0.088%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.044%) Simulink
11 1 (0.044%) Stata
11 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 41 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.48%) Workday HCM
4 9 (0.40%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
5 8 (0.35%) SAP HR
5 8 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.35%) SAP CRM
6 6 (0.26%) WebTrends
6 6 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
7 5 (0.22%) Summit
7 5 (0.22%) LatentZero
7 5 (0.22%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.18%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.45%) Google Analytics
2 16 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
4 7 (0.31%) Office 365
5 5 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.18%) SaaS
7 3 (0.13%) PaaS
7 3 (0.13%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.044%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.044%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.044%) Force.com
8 1 (0.044%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.45%) Intranet
2 26 (1.14%) Internet
3 13 (0.57%) Firewall
4 9 (0.40%) LAN
4 9 (0.40%) WAN
5 7 (0.31%) VPN
5 7 (0.31%) DNS
5 7 (0.31%) Broadband
6 6 (0.26%) ATM
6 6 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.26%) Network Security
6 6 (0.26%) SAN
7 5 (0.22%) Wireless
8 4 (0.18%) 2G
8 4 (0.18%) 4G
8 4 (0.18%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.13%) HTTP
9 3 (0.13%) LDAP
9 3 (0.13%) 3G
10 2 (0.088%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (14.01%) Data Warehouse
2 305 (13.39%) SQL Server
3 136 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 128 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 121 (5.31%) Relational Database
6 113 (4.96%) BusinessObjects
7 95 (4.17%) Data Mining
8 86 (3.78%) MS Access
9 81 (3.56%) QlikView
10 79 (3.47%) Big Data
11 72 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 63 (2.77%) Oracle Database
13 48 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
14 46 (2.02%) RDBMS
15 45 (1.98%) Hadoop
16 35 (1.54%) Base SAS
17 31 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 31 (1.36%) SAS Data Integration Studio
18 29 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
19 27 (1.19%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 44 (1.93%) ERwin
2 40 (1.76%) JIRA
3 34 (1.49%) Visual Studio
4 20 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 17 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
5 17 (0.75%) Git (software)
5 17 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.61%) Subversion
7 10 (0.44%) Toad
8 7 (0.31%) ReSharper
8 7 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (0.31%) Axure RP
9 6 (0.26%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.22%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.18%) PowerDesigner
12 3 (0.13%) Selenium
12 3 (0.13%) Ant
13 2 (0.088%) JUnit
13 2 (0.088%) Bugzilla
13 2 (0.088%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 778 (34.17%) Finance
2 448 (19.68%) Banking
3 129 (5.67%) Investment Banking
4 94 (4.13%) Retail
5 87 (3.82%) Marketing
6 75 (3.29%) Telecoms
7 58 (2.55%) Legal
8 40 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 38 (1.67%) Retail Banking
10 34 (1.49%) Front Office
10 34 (1.49%) Back Office
11 31 (1.36%) Publishing
12 21 (0.92%) Law
13 18 (0.79%) Advertising
14 12 (0.53%) Billing
14 12 (0.53%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.44%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
17 6 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1397 (61.35%) Analyst
2 622 (27.32%) Data Analyst
3 563 (24.73%) Business Analyst
4 277 (12.17%) Developer
5 144 (6.32%) Architect
6 85 (3.73%) Data Architect
7 76 (3.34%) Consultant
8 72 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
9 68 (2.99%) Project Manager
10 63 (2.77%) Banking Business Analyst
11 59 (2.59%) SQL Developer
12 57 (2.50%) Data Modeller
12 57 (2.50%) Business Data Analyst
13 56 (2.46%) Systems Analyst
14 42 (1.84%) Technical Analyst
14 42 (1.84%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 38 (1.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 37 (1.62%) MI Analyst
17 32 (1.41%) Information Analyst
17 32 (1.41%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (3.07%) XML
2 69 (3.03%) .NET
3 38 (1.67%) HTML
4 37 (1.62%) Web Services
5 34 (1.49%) CSS
6 31 (1.36%) ASP.NET
7 22 (0.97%) XSLT
8 19 (0.83%) Java EE
9 18 (0.79%) jQuery
9 18 (0.79%) Middleware
10 15 (0.66%) AngularJS
11 14 (0.61%) MDX
12 13 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 8 (0.35%) Ajax
13 8 (0.35%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (0.31%) FpML
14 7 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (0.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 430 (18.88%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 99 (4.35%) Data Integration
4 71 (3.12%) NHS
5 70 (3.07%) Visualisation
6 69 (3.03%) Statistics
6 69 (3.03%) Data Structures
7 54 (2.37%) Credit Risk
8 48 (2.11%) Reference Data
8 48 (2.11%) Data Extraction
8 48 (2.11%) Fixed Income
9 44 (1.93%) Computer Science
10 41 (1.80%) Derivative
11 38 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 36 (1.58%) User Experience
13 34 (1.49%) GIS
14 30 (1.32%) Mathematics
15 29 (1.27%) CMDB
16 28 (1.23%) Equities
17 23 (1.01%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 100 (4.39%) Windows
2 96 (4.22%) UNIX
3 28 (1.23%) Windows 7
4 27 (1.19%) Linux
5 19 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (0.40%) AIX
7 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.088%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.088%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.088%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.088%) CentOS
9 2 (0.088%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.044%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.044%) SUSE
10 1 (0.044%) Solaris
10 1 (0.044%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (19.02%) Data Modelling
2 346 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
3 329 (14.45%) Business Analysis
4 318 (13.97%) Migration
5 257 (11.29%) ETL
6 243 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 235 (10.32%) Analytics
8 232 (10.19%) Project Management
9 226 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
10 214 (9.40%) Data Migration
11 179 (7.86%) Data Management
12 165 (7.25%) Validation
13 142 (6.24%) Data Mapping
14 120 (5.27%) User Acceptance Testing
15 98 (4.30%) CRM
16 91 (4.00%) Data Architecture
17 85 (3.73%) Data Cleansing
18 81 (3.56%) Data Validation
18 81 (3.56%) ITIL
18 81 (3.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 909 (39.92%) SQL
2 134 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 126 (5.53%) VBA
4 93 (4.08%) Java
4 93 (4.08%) PL/SQL
5 69 (3.03%) Python
6 54 (2.37%) C#
7 49 (2.15%) R
8 39 (1.71%) VB
9 36 (1.58%) JavaScript
10 27 (1.19%) Shell Script
11 26 (1.14%) C
12 24 (1.05%) C++
13 19 (0.83%) PowerShell
14 18 (0.79%) VB.NET
15 15 (0.66%) MATLAB
15 15 (0.66%) Perl
16 11 (0.48%) Ruby
17 10 (0.44%) Scala
18 8 (0.35%) REXX
Qualifications
1 194 (8.52%) Degree
2 106 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 72 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 25 (1.10%) ISEB
6 24 (1.05%) CISM
7 22 (0.97%) CISA
8 21 (0.92%) CISSP
9 18 (0.79%) PMI Certification
10 17 (0.75%) PMP
11 14 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.57%) CRISC
13 11 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
14 9 (0.40%) PhD
14 9 (0.40%) MCITP
15 7 (0.31%) ISTQB
16 6 (0.26%) CFA
17 5 (0.22%) ACCA
17 5 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (5.75%) Data Quality
2 76 (3.34%) QA
3 47 (2.06%) SLA
4 15 (0.66%) Solvency II
5 11 (0.48%) EMIR
6 10 (0.44%) COBIT
7 9 (0.40%) FATCA
7 9 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.40%) COREP
8 8 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.31%) Basel II
9 7 (0.31%) MiFID
9 7 (0.31%) CRD IV
10 6 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.22%) AIFMD
12 4 (0.18%) FINREP
13 3 (0.13%) Basel III
14 2 (0.088%) SNOMED CT
14 2 (0.088%) PCI DSS
14 2 (0.088%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.31%) HDFS
4 5 (0.22%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.13%) Docker
6 2 (0.088%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.044%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.044%) vCloud
7 1 (0.044%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 16 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.66%) OpenView
2 15 (0.66%) OVSD
3 7 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
5 3 (0.13%) SCCM
5 3 (0.13%) Puppet
5 3 (0.13%) OPNET
6 2 (0.088%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.088%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.088%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.088%) Salt
7 1 (0.044%) Mesos
7 1 (0.044%) Jitterbit
7 1 (0.044%) DBAmp
7 1 (0.044%) Oozie
7 1 (0.044%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.044%) Control-M
7 1 (0.044%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.044%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 392 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 245 (10.76%) Oracle
3 114 (5.01%) SAP
4 64 (2.81%) Tableau
5 63 (2.77%) Informatica
6 58 (2.55%) IBM
7 48 (2.11%) Teradata
8 46 (2.02%) Cognos
9 44 (1.93%) Google
10 35 (1.54%) HP
11 27 (1.19%) Pega
12 22 (0.97%) Sybase
13 20 (0.88%) Netezza
13 20 (0.88%) VMware
14 19 (0.83%) CA
15 18 (0.79%) GoldenSource
16 17 (0.75%) Cisco
16 17 (0.75%) Adobe
16 17 (0.75%) Talend
17 16 (0.70%) Mapinfo
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