The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Data Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Analyst
Rank 194 153 162
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 694 875 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.53% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.62% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 598 451
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 46
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £11.20 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.36 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.80 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.60% +8.57%

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Data Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Data Analyst in the job title.

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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -43 654 £375 - 101
London -36 294 £400 -5.88% 38
South East +8 150 £350 -6.66% 19
East of England +25 51 £400 -5.88% 11
City of London -19 47 £400 -11.11% 15
North West -6 45 £350 +7.69% 17
Berkshire +6 41 £363 +4.31% 5
West Midlands -22 41 £375 +20.00% 7
Oxfordshire +21 27 £325 -23.07% 1
East Midlands -14 26 £350 +118.75% 1
Scotland -39 26 £331 -1.34% 1
Yorkshire -18 24 £400 +33.33% 4
Manchester -5 23 £388 +17.42% 9
Hertfordshire +31 21 £341 +60.58% 5
Oxford +4 21 £325 -23.07% 1
South West -26 21 £325 -7.14% 4
Surrey +8 20 £419 +26.41% 5
Northamptonshire - 19 £350 -
Edinburgh -7 18 £363 +3.57% 1
Hampshire -8 18 £350 +66.66% 3
West Yorkshire -19 17 £418 +39.16% 3
West Sussex +8 16 £200 +5.26% 2
Cambridgeshire +30 14 £198 -12.22% 2
Birmingham -3 14 £375 -11.76% 1
Leeds -17 13 £400 +33.33% 3
Bracknell 0 11 £425 +101.18%
Bedfordshire -6 9 £438 +2.94%
Canary Wharf +10 8 £338 -28.94%
Feltham +3 8 £450 +22.44% 1
Reading +2 8 £344 -14.06% 3

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Data Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 633 (44.23%) SQL
2 469 (32.77%) Finance
3 437 (30.54%) Data Analysis
4 323 (22.57%) Migration
5 270 (18.87%) Data Modelling
6 264 (18.45%) Data Quality
7 263 (18.38%) Analytical Skills
8 249 (17.40%) Data Migration
9 226 (15.79%) Oracle
10 216 (15.09%) MS Excel
11 194 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
12 188 (13.14%) Banking
13 184 (12.86%) Data Management
14 169 (11.81%) Data Warehouse
15 158 (11.04%) SQL Server
16 154 (10.76%) Microsoft
17 153 (10.69%) Analytics
18 150 (10.48%) ETL
19 149 (10.41%) SAP
20 130 (9.08%) SAS
21 123 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
22 113 (7.90%) Data Cleansing
23 111 (7.76%) Business Analysis
24 105 (7.34%) Data Mapping
25 104 (7.27%) Degree
26 97 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
27 94 (6.57%) Validation
28 85 (5.94%) MS Office
28 85 (5.94%) Marketing
28 85 (5.94%) Tableau

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 130 (9.08%) SAS
2 28 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 12 (0.84%) Confluence
4 5 (0.35%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.28%) ArcGIS
5 4 (0.28%) CMS
6 2 (0.14%) Facebook Platform
6 2 (0.14%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.070%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.070%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.070%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.070%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.070%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.070%) Moodle
7 1 (0.070%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.070%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 216 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 85 (5.94%) MS Office
3 52 (3.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (3.35%) Spreadsheet
5 27 (1.89%) MS Visio
6 25 (1.75%) SPSS
7 10 (0.70%) MS Project
8 1 (0.070%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 30 (2.10%) Oracle EBS R12
2 20 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.98%) Cognos TM1
6 9 (0.63%) SAP HR
7 8 (0.56%) Hyperion Planning
7 8 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
8 7 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.42%) FastStats
9 6 (0.42%) Markit EDM
10 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
10 5 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.28%) Cognos Planning
11 4 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
2 13 (0.91%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.42%) Office 365
3 6 (0.42%) SaaS
4 4 (0.28%) AdWords
4 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.14%) SmartFocus
5 2 (0.14%) Taleo
6 1 (0.070%) Force.com
6 1 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.070%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.070%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.77%) Internet
2 2 (0.14%) Firewall
2 2 (0.14%) Network Security
2 2 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.070%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.070%) DSL
3 1 (0.070%) Intranet
3 1 (0.070%) LAN
3 1 (0.070%) Multicast
3 1 (0.070%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.070%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.070%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.070%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (11.81%) Data Warehouse
2 158 (11.04%) SQL Server
3 70 (4.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 69 (4.82%) Relational Database
4 69 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 68 (4.75%) BusinessObjects
6 61 (4.26%) Data Mining
7 49 (3.42%) MS Access
7 49 (3.42%) Oracle Database
8 47 (3.28%) QlikView
9 42 (2.94%) Big Data
10 38 (2.66%) MySQL
11 32 (2.24%) Hadoop
12 28 (1.96%) IBM InfoSphere
13 24 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
14 20 (1.40%) DB2
14 20 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
16 17 (1.19%) GIS
17 14 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (1.40%) JIRA
2 13 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
3 10 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (0.63%) ERwin
5 8 (0.56%) LSMW
6 3 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.070%) Ant
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.070%) PVCS
7 1 (0.070%) Toad
7 1 (0.070%) Visual Studio
General
1 469 (32.77%) Finance
2 188 (13.14%) Banking
3 85 (5.94%) Marketing
4 83 (5.80%) Retail
5 47 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.45%) Investment Banking
7 30 (2.10%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.40%) Legal
9 19 (1.33%) Back Office
10 17 (1.19%) Electronics
10 17 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.19%) Front Office
11 14 (0.98%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.91%) Publishing
13 9 (0.63%) Billing
13 9 (0.63%) Law
14 8 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.49%) Advertising
16 6 (0.42%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.42%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.07%) XML
2 23 (1.61%) .NET
3 8 (0.56%) XML Schema
4 7 (0.49%) FpML
5 6 (0.42%) HTML
6 5 (0.35%) D3.js
6 5 (0.35%) JSON
7 4 (0.28%) CSS
7 4 (0.28%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.28%) RESTful
8 3 (0.21%) Apache Flex
8 3 (0.21%) Google Maps API
8 3 (0.21%) SOAP
9 2 (0.14%) BAPI
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.14%) REST
9 2 (0.14%) XSLT
10 1 (0.070%) Kafka
10 1 (0.070%) Mason
10 1 (0.070%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 263 (18.38%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.12%) Visualisation
3 58 (4.05%) Data Extraction
4 54 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 51 (3.56%) Statistics
6 48 (3.35%) Reference Data
7 46 (3.21%) Data Structures
8 44 (3.07%) Credit Risk
8 44 (3.07%) Data Integration
9 33 (2.31%) Mathematics
10 29 (2.03%) Fixed Income
11 26 (1.82%) NHS
12 23 (1.61%) FMCG
13 18 (1.26%) Computer Science
14 15 (1.05%) Equities
15 10 (0.70%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.70%) Derivative
15 10 (0.70%) Learning Management System
16 9 (0.63%) Data Conversion
17 8 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (1.54%) Windows
2 16 (1.12%) Unix
3 8 (0.56%) Linux
4 3 (0.21%) AIX
5 2 (0.14%) Solaris
5 2 (0.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.070%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.070%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.070%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.070%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (30.54%) Data Analysis
2 323 (22.57%) Migration
3 270 (18.87%) Data Modelling
4 249 (17.40%) Data Migration
5 194 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
6 184 (12.86%) Data Management
7 153 (10.69%) Analytics
8 150 (10.48%) ETL
9 123 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 113 (7.90%) Data Cleansing
11 111 (7.76%) Business Analysis
12 105 (7.34%) Data Mapping
13 97 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
14 94 (6.57%) Validation
15 84 (5.87%) Data Governance
16 76 (5.31%) Data Transformation
17 66 (4.61%) CRM
18 53 (3.70%) Data Architecture
19 49 (3.42%) Asset Management
20 48 (3.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 633 (44.23%) SQL
2 80 (5.59%) VBA
3 57 (3.98%) T-SQL
4 52 (3.63%) PL/SQL
5 29 (2.03%) R
6 25 (1.75%) Java
7 24 (1.68%) Python
8 15 (1.05%) C++
9 14 (0.98%) JavaScript
10 13 (0.91%) C#
10 13 (0.91%) VB
11 8 (0.56%) MATLAB
11 8 (0.56%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.28%) C
12 4 (0.28%) SAS Macro
13 3 (0.21%) Lua
13 3 (0.21%) VBScript
14 2 (0.14%) ABAP
14 2 (0.14%) Perl
14 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 104 (7.27%) Degree
2 58 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 43 (3.00%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.05%) CIMA
4 15 (1.05%) ISEB
5 9 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.42%) ACCA
7 4 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.28%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.21%) CCNA
8 3 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.14%) AAT
9 2 (0.14%) CBAP
9 2 (0.14%) HNC
10 1 (0.070%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.070%) HND
10 1 (0.070%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (18.45%) Data Quality
2 33 (2.31%) QA
3 12 (0.84%) Solvency II
4 10 (0.70%) ISO20022
5 9 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.35%) Basel II
6 5 (0.35%) MiFID
6 5 (0.35%) SLA
7 3 (0.21%) FINREP
8 2 (0.14%) COREP
8 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.14%) EMIR
8 2 (0.14%) FATCA
9 1 (0.070%) BS7666
9 1 (0.070%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.070%) GxP
9 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.070%) SAS 70
System Software
1 9 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.070%) GeoWebCache
4 1 (0.070%) HDFS
4 1 (0.070%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (0.98%) Oracle EDQ
2 4 (0.28%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.070%) DBAmp
4 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.070%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 226 (15.79%) Oracle
2 154 (10.76%) Microsoft
3 149 (10.41%) SAP
4 85 (5.94%) Tableau
5 66 (4.61%) Teradata
6 31 (2.17%) Trillium
7 28 (1.96%) IBM
8 27 (1.89%) Cognos
9 24 (1.68%) Bloomberg
10 21 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.26%) Informatica
12 17 (1.19%) Google
13 13 (0.91%) DataFlux
13 13 (0.91%) Talend
14 12 (0.84%) Alteryx
14 12 (0.84%) Sybase
15 10 (0.70%) JD Edwards
16 9 (0.63%) GoldenSource
16 9 (0.63%) Hyperion
16 9 (0.63%) Reuters
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