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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Analysis
Rank 129 122 104
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 926 891 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.68% 1.73% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.34% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 543 616
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 33
Average hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.71 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-21.39% +4.28%

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -6 838 £400 +6.66% 250
London +19 462 £450 +3.74% 118
South East -12 127 £375 +7.14% 46
City of London -7 112 £459 +2.62% 56
Scotland +8 67 £378 +7.85% 14
South West -3 61 £380 +21.60% 12
North West +5 57 £356 +17.28% 14
East of England -12 47 £425 +30.76% 14
Edinburgh +2 33 £390 +30.00% 6
West Midlands -34 31 £338 -4.92% 14
Berkshire -7 30 £323 -21.34% 7
Yorkshire -34 30 £400 +23.07% 16
Hampshire -4 28 £365 +0.68% 8
Surrey -7 23 £300 -20.00% 7
Oxfordshire -13 20 £530 +6.00% 4
Bristol -15 20 £375 +15.38% 6
East Midlands +13 19 £413 +135.71% 8
Glasgow -8 19 £375 +7.14% 4
Cheshire +13 18 £425 +47.82% 2
Manchester -2 18 £345 +13.58% 10
Wiltshire -2 17 £513 +86.36% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 16 £345 +30.18% 8
Swindon +3 15 £513 +86.36% 1
West Yorkshire -43 15 £350 +7.69% 11
Milton Keynes -7 14 £340 +28.30% 7
Lancashire -10 14 £350 +7.69% 1
Oxford -10 14 £530 - 1
Hertfordshire +7 10 £325 - 6
Somerset 0 10 £325 +13.04% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 10 £346 +15.41% 6

Data Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 782 (39.32%) SQL
2 635 (31.93%) Finance
3 352 (17.70%) Analytical Skills
4 347 (17.45%) MS Excel
5 345 (17.35%) Banking
6 323 (16.24%) Data Modelling
7 320 (16.09%) Oracle
8 297 (14.93%) Microsoft
9 264 (13.27%) SQL Server
10 262 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
11 259 (13.02%) Business Analysis
12 257 (12.92%) Data Warehouse
13 249 (12.52%) Migration
14 231 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
15 200 (10.06%) ETL
16 192 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
17 179 (9.00%) Analytics
18 178 (8.95%) Data Migration
19 173 (8.70%) Project Management
20 171 (8.60%) Data Management
21 168 (8.45%) Investment Banking
22 159 (7.99%) MS Office
23 156 (7.84%) SAS
24 155 (7.79%) Degree
25 136 (6.84%) Data Mapping
26 135 (6.79%) MS PowerPoint
27 132 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 125 (6.28%) Relational Database
29 110 (5.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 108 (5.43%) Management Information System

Data Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 156 (7.84%) SAS
2 66 (3.32%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.75%) CMS
3 15 (0.75%) WebSphere
4 11 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (0.45%) ArcGIS
6 8 (0.40%) LiveCycle
7 7 (0.35%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.35%) MS Project Server
8 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.30%) IIS
8 6 (0.30%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.25%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.25%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.15%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 347 (17.45%) MS Excel
2 159 (7.99%) MS Office
3 135 (6.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 71 (3.57%) MS Visio
5 54 (2.71%) MS Project
6 40 (2.01%) SPSS
7 36 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.35%) FastStats
9 6 (0.30%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.050%) InDesign
11 1 (0.050%) Stata
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 23 (1.16%) Markit EDM
2 18 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.55%) Google Analytics
4 10 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
7 7 (0.35%) SAP HR
7 7 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.30%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.25%) SAP GRC
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.20%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.15%) SAP MM
11 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.15%) Salerio
11 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
11 3 (0.15%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.50%) SaaS
2 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.40%) Force.com
4 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.15%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.15%) Office 365
6 1 (0.050%) Taleo
6 1 (0.050%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.050%) PaaS
6 1 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.050%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.60%) Intranet
2 10 (0.50%) Internet
2 10 (0.50%) PBX
3 9 (0.45%) 3G
3 9 (0.45%) Firewall
3 9 (0.45%) 2G
4 8 (0.40%) HTTP
5 7 (0.35%) SSL
6 6 (0.30%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.25%) SMS
7 5 (0.25%) FTP
7 5 (0.25%) DNS
7 5 (0.25%) LTE
7 5 (0.25%) 4G
8 4 (0.20%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.20%) VPN
9 3 (0.15%) LDAP
9 3 (0.15%) UMTS
9 3 (0.15%) SMTP
9 3 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 257 (12.92%) Data Warehouse
3 132 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 125 (6.28%) Relational Database
5 110 (5.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 99 (4.98%) Oracle Database
7 83 (4.17%) Data Mining
8 78 (3.92%) MS Access
9 69 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 62 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 57 (2.87%) QlikView
12 50 (2.51%) Big Data
13 47 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
14 39 (1.96%) DB2
15 37 (1.86%) RDBMS
16 33 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
17 30 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
18 26 (1.31%) OLAP
18 26 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
19 23 (1.16%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 22 (1.11%) Toad
2 21 (1.06%) ERwin
3 17 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (0.80%) JIRA
5 15 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
7 11 (0.55%) Subversion
7 11 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
8 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.45%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.30%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.20%) Mockito
11 4 (0.20%) JUnit
12 3 (0.15%) Rational Rose
12 3 (0.15%) Maven
13 2 (0.10%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.10%) FitNesse
13 2 (0.10%) ReSharper
14 1 (0.050%) ClearCase
14 1 (0.050%) IntelliJ
General
1 635 (31.93%) Finance
2 345 (17.35%) Banking
3 168 (8.45%) Investment Banking
4 103 (5.18%) Marketing
5 97 (4.88%) Retail
6 72 (3.62%) Telecoms
7 57 (2.87%) Front Office
8 40 (2.01%) Financial Institution
9 38 (1.91%) Legal
10 34 (1.71%) Back Office
11 31 (1.56%) Publishing
12 21 (1.06%) Retail Banking
13 20 (1.01%) Manufacturing
14 16 (0.80%) German Language
14 16 (0.80%) Local Government
15 15 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (0.75%) Law
16 12 (0.60%) Billing
16 12 (0.60%) Aerospace
16 12 (0.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1227 (61.69%) Analyst
2 522 (26.24%) Data Analyst
3 495 (24.89%) Business Analyst
4 266 (13.37%) Developer
5 115 (5.78%) Architect
6 83 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 71 (3.57%) Data Architect
8 66 (3.32%) Business Data Analyst
9 63 (3.17%) Project Manager
9 63 (3.17%) Consultant
10 56 (2.82%) MI Analyst
11 39 (1.96%) Senior Business Analyst
11 39 (1.96%) Technical Analyst
12 38 (1.91%) Systems Analyst
13 36 (1.81%) Database Developer
14 34 (1.71%) Oracle Developer
14 34 (1.71%) Data Modeller
15 31 (1.56%) Support Analyst
15 31 (1.56%) Information Analyst
16 28 (1.41%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (4.02%) XML
2 50 (2.51%) .NET
3 32 (1.61%) HTML
4 30 (1.51%) XSLT
5 21 (1.06%) ASP.NET
6 18 (0.90%) Web Services
7 16 (0.80%) CSS
8 13 (0.65%) J2EE
9 12 (0.60%) MDX
10 11 (0.55%) jQuery
11 10 (0.50%) Mason
11 10 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (0.50%) Visualforce
11 10 (0.50%) FpML
12 9 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (0.40%) JMS
14 7 (0.35%) SOAP
15 6 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 5 (0.25%) JSON
16 5 (0.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 352 (17.70%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 83 (4.17%) Data Structures
4 73 (3.67%) Statistics
5 72 (3.62%) Data Integration
6 61 (3.07%) Derivative
7 49 (2.46%) Equities
8 47 (2.36%) Fixed Income
9 44 (2.21%) Mathematics
10 42 (2.11%) Data Extraction
11 41 (2.06%) NHS
12 40 (2.01%) Reference Data
12 40 (2.01%) Visualisation
13 37 (1.86%) Computer Science
14 35 (1.76%) Credit Risk
15 30 (1.51%) Data Conversion
16 29 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 20 (1.01%) GIS
18 19 (0.96%) User Experience
19 17 (0.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 85 (4.27%) UNIX
2 64 (3.22%) Windows
3 56 (2.82%) Linux
4 12 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.25%) Solaris
6 5 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.20%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.15%) AIX
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.10%) Android
9 2 (0.10%) SUSE
10 1 (0.050%) HPUX
10 1 (0.050%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.050%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (16.24%) Data Modelling
2 262 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
3 259 (13.02%) Business Analysis
4 249 (12.52%) Migration
5 231 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
6 200 (10.06%) ETL
7 192 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 179 (9.00%) Analytics
9 178 (8.95%) Data Migration
10 173 (8.70%) Project Management
11 171 (8.60%) Data Management
12 136 (6.84%) Data Mapping
13 102 (5.13%) Data Cleansing
14 98 (4.93%) Validation
15 81 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
16 80 (4.02%) Data Architecture
16 80 (4.02%) CRM
17 76 (3.82%) Data Governance
18 65 (3.27%) Risk Management
19 64 (3.22%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 782 (39.32%) SQL
2 104 (5.23%) VBA
3 88 (4.42%) Java
4 84 (4.22%) PL/SQL
5 79 (3.97%) T-SQL
6 53 (2.66%) C#
7 39 (1.96%) Python
8 38 (1.91%) VB
9 33 (1.66%) Perl
10 31 (1.56%) JavaScript
11 30 (1.51%) C
12 27 (1.36%) Shell Script
12 27 (1.36%) C++
13 18 (0.90%) R
14 10 (0.50%) Apex Code
14 10 (0.50%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.45%) PHP
16 7 (0.35%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.25%) ABAP
17 5 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 155 (7.79%) Degree
2 86 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 58 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.21%) ISEB
5 12 (0.60%) PMI Certification
6 10 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.45%) ACCA
7 9 (0.45%) PMP
7 9 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (0.40%) CIMA
9 7 (0.35%) PhD
10 6 (0.30%) IIBA
10 6 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.30%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.20%) CBAP
12 4 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
12 4 (0.20%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.83%) Data Quality
2 84 (4.22%) QA
3 11 (0.55%) SLA
4 10 (0.50%) COREP
5 8 (0.40%) Basel III
5 8 (0.40%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.30%) EMIR
6 6 (0.30%) CRD IV
7 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.25%) CDISC
7 5 (0.25%) FATCA
7 5 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.20%) FINREP
8 4 (0.20%) Basel II
9 3 (0.15%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) UCITS
10 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.050%) MiFID
11 1 (0.050%) DO-160
System Software
1 13 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.050%) RACF
4 1 (0.050%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.050%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.050%) IAG
Systems Management
1 9 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.40%) Control-M
3 5 (0.25%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
4 4 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.15%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.10%) Puppet
6 2 (0.10%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.050%) WSUS
7 1 (0.050%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.050%) Mesos
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.050%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.050%) Ansible
7 1 (0.050%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 320 (16.09%) Oracle
2 297 (14.93%) Microsoft
3 91 (4.58%) Business Objects
3 91 (4.58%) SAP
4 64 (3.22%) Tableau
5 57 (2.87%) Teradata
6 50 (2.51%) Cognos
7 39 (1.96%) IBM
8 34 (1.71%) Informatica
9 32 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
10 27 (1.36%) Sybase
11 19 (0.96%) Adobe
12 18 (0.90%) Google
13 14 (0.70%) GoldenSource
13 14 (0.70%) Trillium
14 12 (0.60%) HP
15 11 (0.55%) Talend
16 10 (0.50%) Verint
16 10 (0.50%) Siebel
17 9 (0.45%) Ab Initio
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £36000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 350 - 380
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago