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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Analyst
Rank 144 159 154
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 812 658 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.50% 1.29% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.39% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 378 399
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 41 29
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +19.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £33.00 £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.71 £17.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-8.92% +27.77%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 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.

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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 +11 708 £350 +7.69% 96
London +53 362 £375 - 40
South East -24 135 £300 +7.14% 22
City of London +47 107 £375 +15.38% 15
Scotland +11 70 £375 +25.00% 5
South West +1 63 £325 - 4
Edinburgh -4 46 £375 +25.00% 3
North West +5 43 £288 -7.25% 7
Hampshire +9 39 £300 +12.14% 2
East of England -11 32 £330 -5.71% 11
West Midlands -20 32 £300 -7.69% 5
Berkshire -15 29 £190 -30.59% 4
East Midlands +19 23 £275 -21.42% 6
Manchester +8 23 £235 -14.54% 2
Buckinghamshire -19 19 £356 +29.54% 4
Wales -5 17 £350 +16.66% 1
Milton Keynes -9 17 £350 +32.07% 3
Bristol -15 17 £350 +7.69% 2
Wiltshire -3 16 £279 -0.44% 2
Surrey -8 15 £220 -14.14% 2
Yorkshire -19 15 £275 -15.38% 1
South Wales - 15 £350 - 1
East Sussex +8 14 £219 -20.45% 6
Swindon +3 14 £220 +91.30% 2
Glasgow -3 14 £381 +27.08% 1
Cardiff - 14 £350 -
Brighton +4 13 £219 - 6
Oxfordshire -10 12 £463 - 1
Cambridgeshire -3 11 £500 - 3
West Yorkshire -21 10 £338 +3.84% 1

Data Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 762 (47.45%) SQL
2 512 (31.88%) Finance
3 510 (31.76%) Data Analysis
4 350 (21.79%) Migration
5 344 (21.42%) MS Excel
6 337 (20.98%) Analytical Skills
7 284 (17.68%) Data Migration
8 255 (15.88%) Data Modelling
9 246 (15.32%) Microsoft
10 240 (14.94%) Banking
11 223 (13.89%) SQL Server
12 204 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
13 202 (12.58%) Data Warehouse
14 180 (11.21%) ETL
15 170 (10.59%) Analytics
16 163 (10.15%) Data Management
17 162 (10.09%) Oracle
18 157 (9.78%) SAS
19 140 (8.72%) Data Quality
20 139 (8.66%) Business Analysis
21 133 (8.28%) VBA
22 126 (7.85%) Data Cleansing
23 124 (7.72%) Data Mapping
24 120 (7.47%) SAP
25 117 (7.29%) Marketing
26 115 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
27 107 (6.66%) Validation
28 103 (6.41%) MS Office
29 102 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
30 101 (6.29%) Business Objects

Data Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 157 (9.78%) SAS
2 62 (3.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.44%) Lync
4 4 (0.25%) Apache Pig
4 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.19%) CMS
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.12%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.12%) WordPress
6 2 (0.12%) Confluence
7 1 (0.062%) CICS
7 1 (0.062%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.062%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.062%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.062%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 344 (21.42%) MS Excel
2 103 (6.41%) MS Office
3 100 (6.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 54 (3.36%) SPSS
5 53 (3.30%) MS Visio
6 30 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.75%) MS Project
8 11 (0.68%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.44%) FastStats
10 1 (0.062%) Weka
10 1 (0.062%) Stata
10 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (1.43%) Google Analytics
2 15 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.62%) Maximo
4 9 (0.56%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.50%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.31%) SAP SD
6 5 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.25%) SAP PP
7 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.19%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.19%) SAP SRM
8 3 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.37%) SaaS
1 6 (0.37%) Office 365
2 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.12%) Force.com
4 1 (0.062%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.062%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.50%) LAN
1 8 (0.50%) WAN
1 8 (0.50%) MPLS
2 7 (0.44%) FTP
2 7 (0.44%) Internet
3 5 (0.31%) VoIP
4 3 (0.19%) DSL
4 3 (0.19%) Wireless
4 3 (0.19%) VLAN
4 3 (0.19%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.12%) Intranet
5 2 (0.12%) LTE
5 2 (0.12%) 2G
5 2 (0.12%) Firewall
5 2 (0.12%) PSTN
5 2 (0.12%) UMTS
5 2 (0.12%) ATM
5 2 (0.12%) GPRS
5 2 (0.12%) GSM
5 2 (0.12%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 202 (12.58%) Data Warehouse
3 102 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 95 (5.92%) MS Access
5 88 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 87 (5.42%) Relational Database
7 80 (4.98%) Data Mining
8 42 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 42 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 38 (2.37%) Crystal Reports
10 37 (2.30%) QlikView
11 33 (2.05%) Big Data
12 31 (1.93%) MySQL
13 28 (1.74%) RDBMS
14 25 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
14 25 (1.56%) Oracle Database
15 23 (1.43%) Hadoop
16 18 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
17 15 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
17 15 (0.93%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 18 (1.12%) Talend Open Studio
2 16 (1.00%) Toad
3 9 (0.56%) JIRA
4 7 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
4 7 (0.44%) LSMW
5 4 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.25%) JProfiler
5 4 (0.25%) VisualVM
5 4 (0.25%) JMeter
6 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.12%) ERwin
8 1 (0.062%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.062%) Selenium
8 1 (0.062%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.062%) Jenkins
General
1 512 (31.88%) Finance
2 240 (14.94%) Banking
3 117 (7.29%) Marketing
4 84 (5.23%) Retail
5 82 (5.11%) Investment Banking
6 62 (3.86%) Telecoms
7 32 (1.99%) Financial Institution
8 30 (1.87%) Legal
9 25 (1.56%) Back Office
10 20 (1.25%) Front Office
11 18 (1.12%) Billing
12 17 (1.06%) Manufacturing
13 16 (1.00%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.75%) Advertising
16 7 (0.44%) German Language
17 6 (0.37%) Publishing
17 6 (0.37%) Electronics
18 5 (0.31%) Law
18 5 (0.31%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.18%) .NET
2 17 (1.06%) XML
3 13 (0.81%) HTML
4 7 (0.44%) FpML
5 6 (0.37%) Web Services
5 6 (0.37%) Mason
6 4 (0.25%) MDX
7 2 (0.12%) jQuery
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.12%) Visualforce
7 2 (0.12%) SAP MI
7 2 (0.12%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.12%) CSS
8 1 (0.062%) JSP
8 1 (0.062%) ODBC
8 1 (0.062%) Flash
8 1 (0.062%) EDI
8 1 (0.062%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.062%) WinForms
8 1 (0.062%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 337 (20.98%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (4.55%) NHS
3 71 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 70 (4.36%) Data Structures
5 59 (3.67%) Data Extraction
6 55 (3.42%) Statistics
7 50 (3.11%) Data Integration
8 48 (2.99%) Mathematics
9 31 (1.93%) Reference Data
10 30 (1.87%) Visualisation
11 24 (1.49%) Computer Science
11 24 (1.49%) Derivative
11 24 (1.49%) Fixed Income
12 20 (1.25%) Data Conversion
13 17 (1.06%) FMCG
14 15 (0.93%) Credit Risk
14 15 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (0.93%) Economics
15 11 (0.68%) Equities
16 10 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (1.43%) Windows
2 11 (0.68%) Linux
3 8 (0.50%) UNIX
3 8 (0.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.062%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (31.76%) Data Analysis
2 350 (21.79%) Migration
3 284 (17.68%) Data Migration
4 255 (15.88%) Data Modelling
5 204 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
6 180 (11.21%) ETL
7 170 (10.59%) Analytics
8 163 (10.15%) Data Management
9 139 (8.66%) Business Analysis
10 126 (7.85%) Data Cleansing
11 124 (7.72%) Data Mapping
12 115 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 107 (6.66%) Validation
14 81 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
15 75 (4.67%) CRM
16 73 (4.55%) Project Management
16 73 (4.55%) Data Governance
17 56 (3.49%) Data Transformation
18 46 (2.86%) Data Architecture
19 45 (2.80%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 762 (47.45%) SQL
2 133 (8.28%) VBA
3 57 (3.55%) T-SQL
4 52 (3.24%) VB
5 42 (2.62%) PL/SQL
6 21 (1.31%) Java
7 13 (0.81%) JavaScript
8 12 (0.75%) Python
8 12 (0.75%) R
9 11 (0.68%) C#
10 10 (0.62%) C
11 8 (0.50%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.44%) PHP
13 6 (0.37%) Perl
13 6 (0.37%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 3 (0.19%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.19%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.12%) Ruby
15 2 (0.12%) ABAP
15 2 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (5.60%) Degree
2 31 (1.93%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.12%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (0.50%) ISEB
6 7 (0.44%) PhD
6 7 (0.44%) ACCA
6 7 (0.44%) CIMA
7 6 (0.37%) HND
8 5 (0.31%) MCP
8 5 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.25%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.19%) IIBA
10 3 (0.19%) HNC
10 3 (0.19%) CCNA
11 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.12%) Avaya Certification
11 2 (0.12%) CBAP
11 2 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (8.72%) Data Quality
2 64 (3.99%) QA
3 20 (1.25%) SLA
4 8 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.37%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.25%) Basel II
8 3 (0.19%) FATCA
8 3 (0.19%) EMIR
8 3 (0.19%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.062%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.062%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (0.75%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.062%) Oozie
4 1 (0.062%) SCCM
Vendors
1 246 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 162 (10.09%) Oracle
3 120 (7.47%) SAP
4 101 (6.29%) Business Objects
5 78 (4.86%) Tableau
6 53 (3.30%) Cognos
7 33 (2.05%) Teradata
8 30 (1.87%) Informatica
9 26 (1.62%) Google
10 23 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (1.31%) IBM
12 18 (1.12%) Adobe
12 18 (1.12%) Trillium
12 18 (1.12%) Talend
13 14 (0.87%) HP
14 12 (0.75%) GoldenSource
14 12 (0.75%) Neolane
15 11 (0.68%) Cisco
16 9 (0.56%) Siebel
16 9 (0.56%) Bloomberg
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