The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Analyst
Rank 161 168 138
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 796 667 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.27% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.37% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 384 543
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £521 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 43 45
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.40 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £24.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.69 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.32% +12.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Data Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Data Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Data Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Data Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Data Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Data Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Analyst
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 Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 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.

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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 +9 725 £350 - 142
London +25 393 £400 - 63
City of London +55 111 £400 +6.66% 20
South East -22 99 £235 -27.69% 22
West Midlands -2 55 £275 -23.07% 10
South West -11 55 £350 +7.11% 17
Scotland +15 49 £350 +2.94% 9
North West +13 37 £285 -30.90% 15
Yorkshire +3 35 £295 -9.23% 5
East of England -19 34 £325 - 9
West Yorkshire -4 27 £278 -14.61% 4
Hampshire -11 27 £244 -18.75% 2
Birmingham +7 25 £160 -54.28% 2
Edinburgh +5 22 £375 -3.84% 4
Bristol -25 22 £375 +14.15% 7
Glasgow +2 20 £323 +61.25% 3
Cheshire +19 18 £310 -26.19% 4
East Sussex +3 17 £263 -27.58% 4
Berkshire +1 15 £150 -50.81% 3
Wiltshire -1 15 £356 +23.91% 1
Swindon +2 14 £356 +23.91% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 14 £275 -1.78% 5
East Midlands +11 13 £220 -19.63% 2
Milton Keynes +1 12 £275 -1.78% 4
Bedfordshire -11 12 £338 +56.97%
Wales -19 12 £350 +27.27% 4
Hertfordshire -17 11 £285 +14.00% 5
Warwickshire -3 10 £219 -27.08% 3
Surrey -6 10 £235 -33.33% 2
Bradford +2 8 £438 +2.94%

Data Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Data Analyst in their job title 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 with Data Analyst in their job title.

1 705 (45.93%) SQL
2 526 (34.27%) Data Analysis
3 477 (31.07%) Finance
4 321 (20.91%) MS Excel
5 313 (20.39%) Analytical Skills
6 284 (18.50%) Migration
7 234 (15.24%) Data Modelling
7 234 (15.24%) Data Migration
8 223 (14.53%) Microsoft
8 223 (14.53%) SQL Server
9 219 (14.27%) Banking
10 217 (14.14%) Data Warehouse
11 196 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
12 172 (11.21%) ETL
13 168 (10.94%) Data Management
14 165 (10.75%) Oracle
15 159 (10.36%) Analytics
16 136 (8.86%) SAS
17 133 (8.66%) Business Analysis
18 131 (8.53%) VBA
19 128 (8.34%) Stakeholder Management
20 116 (7.56%) SAP
21 111 (7.23%) Data Quality
22 107 (6.97%) Data Mapping
23 104 (6.78%) Marketing
24 102 (6.64%) MS Access
25 98 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 91 (5.93%) Business Objects
26 91 (5.93%) Data Mining
26 91 (5.93%) Validation

Data Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Data Analyst in their job title 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 with Data Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 136 (8.86%) SAS
2 65 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.59%) Apache Pig
4 6 (0.39%) Lync
4 6 (0.39%) CMS
5 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.13%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.13%) Confluence
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.13%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.13%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.065%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.065%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.065%) WordPress
7 1 (0.065%) CICS
Applications
1 321 (20.91%) MS Excel
2 88 (5.73%) MS Office
3 78 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 51 (3.32%) SPSS
5 50 (3.26%) MS Visio
6 37 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.78%) MS Project
8 11 (0.72%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.26%) FastStats
10 2 (0.13%) Gephi
10 2 (0.13%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.065%) Weka
11 1 (0.065%) Stata
11 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.98%) Google Analytics
3 12 (0.78%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.52%) SAP SD
5 7 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
5 7 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.33%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle HRMS
7 4 (0.26%) SAP SCM
7 4 (0.26%) RMDS
7 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.20%) Maximo
8 3 (0.20%) SAP PM
8 3 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.20%) SAP PP
8 3 (0.20%) Agresso
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.33%) Office 365
2 5 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.13%) SaaS
3 2 (0.13%) Heroku
4 1 (0.065%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.065%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.65%) FTP
2 9 (0.59%) Internet
3 8 (0.52%) WAN
3 8 (0.52%) LAN
3 8 (0.52%) Firewall
4 5 (0.33%) VoIP
4 5 (0.33%) MPLS
5 3 (0.20%) DSL
5 3 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.20%) VLAN
5 3 (0.20%) 3G
6 2 (0.13%) LTE
6 2 (0.13%) Wireless
6 2 (0.13%) 2G
6 2 (0.13%) Extranet
6 2 (0.13%) Intranet
6 2 (0.13%) PSTN
6 2 (0.13%) UMTS
6 2 (0.13%) GPRS
6 2 (0.13%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 217 (14.14%) Data Warehouse
3 102 (6.64%) MS Access
4 98 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 91 (5.93%) Data Mining
6 80 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 76 (4.95%) Relational Database
8 45 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 37 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 36 (2.35%) RDBMS
11 34 (2.21%) Big Data
12 29 (1.89%) MySQL
13 28 (1.82%) Hadoop
14 26 (1.69%) QlikView
14 26 (1.69%) Oracle Database
15 25 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
16 17 (1.11%) Data Mart
17 16 (1.04%) OLAP
18 14 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
18 14 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 20 (1.30%) Talend Open Studio
2 13 (0.85%) Toad
3 9 (0.59%) JIRA
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (0.39%) LSMW
5 5 (0.33%) ERwin
5 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.20%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.20%) Subversion
6 3 (0.20%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.065%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.065%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.065%) Selenium
7 1 (0.065%) Jenkins
General
1 477 (31.07%) Finance
2 219 (14.27%) Banking
3 104 (6.78%) Marketing
4 81 (5.28%) Investment Banking
5 76 (4.95%) Retail
6 59 (3.84%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.56%) Legal
9 19 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 16 (1.04%) Front Office
12 15 (0.98%) Back Office
13 14 (0.91%) Local Government
13 14 (0.91%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.85%) Advertising
15 10 (0.65%) Billing
16 7 (0.46%) Publishing
16 7 (0.46%) Automotive
17 6 (0.39%) French Language
18 5 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.63%) XML
2 19 (1.24%) .NET
3 12 (0.78%) HTML
4 8 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (0.46%) FpML
6 5 (0.33%) MDX
7 4 (0.26%) Web Services
7 4 (0.26%) Mason
7 4 (0.26%) XML Schema
7 4 (0.26%) Middleware
7 4 (0.26%) XSD
8 3 (0.20%) EDI
8 3 (0.20%) REST
9 2 (0.13%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.13%) SOAP
9 2 (0.13%) BAPI
9 2 (0.13%) SAP MI
10 1 (0.065%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 313 (20.39%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 75 (4.89%) Data Structures
4 61 (3.97%) NHS
5 54 (3.52%) Data Extraction
6 51 (3.32%) Statistics
7 46 (3.00%) Mathematics
7 46 (3.00%) Visualisation
8 42 (2.74%) Data Integration
9 22 (1.43%) Reference Data
10 20 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 20 (1.30%) Fixed Income
11 19 (1.24%) Economics
12 15 (0.98%) Equities
12 15 (0.98%) Credit Risk
13 13 (0.85%) Derivative
14 11 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
15 10 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
15 10 (0.65%) CESG
15 10 (0.65%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 23 (1.50%) UNIX
2 22 (1.43%) Windows
3 12 (0.78%) Linux
4 1 (0.065%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.065%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (34.27%) Data Analysis
2 284 (18.50%) Migration
3 234 (15.24%) Data Modelling
3 234 (15.24%) Data Migration
4 196 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
5 172 (11.21%) ETL
6 168 (10.94%) Data Management
7 159 (10.36%) Analytics
8 133 (8.66%) Business Analysis
9 128 (8.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 107 (6.97%) Data Mapping
11 91 (5.93%) Data Cleansing
11 91 (5.93%) Validation
12 81 (5.28%) Agile Software Development
13 73 (4.76%) Project Management
14 62 (4.04%) CRM
15 54 (3.52%) Data Governance
16 49 (3.19%) ITIL
17 39 (2.54%) User Acceptance Testing
17 39 (2.54%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 705 (45.93%) SQL
2 131 (8.53%) VBA
3 54 (3.52%) T-SQL
4 46 (3.00%) VB
5 38 (2.48%) PL/SQL
6 20 (1.30%) R
7 19 (1.24%) Python
8 17 (1.11%) Java
9 15 (0.98%) JavaScript
10 12 (0.78%) C#
11 8 (0.52%) C
12 7 (0.46%) Perl
13 6 (0.39%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.33%) Scala
14 5 (0.33%) Ruby
15 4 (0.26%) PHP
16 3 (0.20%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.20%) ABAP
17 1 (0.065%) ActionScript
17 1 (0.065%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 80 (5.21%) Degree
2 38 (2.48%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.50%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (0.98%) ISEB
6 9 (0.59%) PhD
7 8 (0.52%) ACCA
7 8 (0.52%) CIMA
8 7 (0.46%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.26%) HND
10 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.26%) IIBA
10 4 (0.26%) CBAP
11 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.20%) CCNA
11 3 (0.20%) MCP
12 2 (0.13%) Avaya Certification
13 1 (0.065%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (7.23%) Data Quality
2 68 (4.43%) QA
3 17 (1.11%) SLA
4 6 (0.39%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.33%) EMIR
5 5 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.26%) Basel II
7 3 (0.20%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.13%) FATCA
8 2 (0.13%) MiFID
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.065%) Basel III
9 1 (0.065%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (0.13%) Firmware
2 1 (0.065%) KVM
2 1 (0.065%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (0.59%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.39%) Oracle EDQ
3 4 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.13%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.065%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.065%) SCCM
Vendors
1 223 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 165 (10.75%) Oracle
3 116 (7.56%) SAP
4 91 (5.93%) Business Objects
5 69 (4.50%) Tableau
6 43 (2.80%) Cognos
7 37 (2.41%) Informatica
8 35 (2.28%) Teradata
9 24 (1.56%) Trillium
10 20 (1.30%) Talend
11 19 (1.24%) Google
12 17 (1.11%) Ab Initio
13 15 (0.98%) Remedy
14 14 (0.91%) Cisco
15 13 (0.85%) Adobe
16 12 (0.78%) IBM
16 12 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
17 11 (0.72%) Neolane
18 10 (0.65%) HP
18 10 (0.65%) Bloomberg
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