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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Analyst
Rank 135 156 153
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 887 721 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 1.37% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.48% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 444 421
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £320 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.85% -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 38
Average hourly rate £19.56 £17.25 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% -5.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.48 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.96 £45.25 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £15.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -9.77%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 +8 768 £393 +12.14% 187
London -14 346 £426 +10.87% 85
South East +17 160 £393 +22.65% 36
City of London -1 109 £450 +12.50% 24
Scotland +49 92 £350 -6.66% 11
North West +12 67 £350 +55.55% 12
Yorkshire +37 60 £325 -5.79% 9
Glasgow +30 51 £325 -7.14% 2
West Yorkshire +24 40 £325 -10.95% 7
South West +9 40 £325 +8.33% 11
Edinburgh +22 36 £350 -12.93% 6
West Midlands +3 36 £325 +8.33% 8
East of England -6 36 £368 -6.36% 12
Hampshire +18 33 £250 -35.48% 8
Leeds +16 31 £325 +62.50% 4
Berkshire -17 30 £270 +8.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 25 £350 +9.37% 3
Oxfordshire -1 25 £425 +27.34% 5
Surrey +5 24 £450 +81.81% 8
Manchester -2 22 £325 +54.76% 7
East Midlands -7 22 £160 -46.66% 11
Oxford +6 20 £438 +27.27% 1
Lancashire +21 18 £435 -
South Yorkshire +7 18 £356 +9.61%
Milton Keynes +8 17 £350 +9.37% 2
Sheffield +6 16 £310 -4.61%
Preston +18 15 £435 -
East Sussex +2 15 £425 - 4
Bristol -4 15 £308 -10.54% 5
Wales +11 14 £200 -30.43% 3

Data Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 765 (44.12%) SQL
2 609 (35.12%) Data Analysis
3 552 (31.83%) Finance
4 349 (20.13%) Migration
5 335 (19.32%) MS Excel
6 324 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
7 295 (17.01%) Data Modelling
8 281 (16.21%) Data Migration
9 280 (16.15%) Banking
10 247 (14.24%) Microsoft
11 200 (11.53%) ETL
12 198 (11.42%) Business Intelligence
12 198 (11.42%) Data Management
13 188 (10.84%) SQL Server
14 181 (10.44%) Business Analysis
15 173 (9.98%) Data Quality
16 169 (9.75%) Analytics
17 166 (9.57%) Data Mapping
17 166 (9.57%) Data Warehouse
18 160 (9.23%) Oracle
19 144 (8.30%) SAS
19 144 (8.30%) Validation
20 132 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
21 128 (7.38%) VBA
22 118 (6.81%) Data Cleansing
23 117 (6.75%) MS Office
24 114 (6.57%) SAP
25 101 (5.82%) MS PowerPoint
25 101 (5.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 100 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services

Data Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 144 (8.30%) SAS
2 55 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.35%) CMS
6 5 (0.29%) Lync
7 3 (0.17%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.17%) Confluence
8 2 (0.12%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.12%) IIS
8 2 (0.12%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.058%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.058%) Apache
9 1 (0.058%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 335 (19.32%) MS Excel
2 117 (6.75%) MS Office
3 101 (5.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 78 (4.50%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.85%) SPSS
6 30 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.87%) PowerPivot
8 12 (0.69%) MS Project
9 2 (0.12%) FastStats
10 1 (0.058%) Weka
Business Applications
1 21 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.58%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
5 5 (0.29%) SAP MDM
5 5 (0.29%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.23%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.23%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.12%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.12%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.81%) Google Analytics
2 12 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.29%) Office 365
5 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.17%) SaaS
7 1 (0.058%) Taleo
7 1 (0.058%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.058%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.058%) Force.com
7 1 (0.058%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.058%) PaaS
7 1 (0.058%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.92%) LAN
2 14 (0.81%) Internet
3 13 (0.75%) WAN
4 10 (0.58%) VoIP
4 10 (0.58%) VLAN
5 7 (0.40%) MPLS
5 7 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (0.40%) SAN
6 6 (0.35%) Wireless
6 6 (0.35%) Firewall
7 5 (0.29%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (0.23%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.23%) WLAN
8 4 (0.23%) ATM
8 4 (0.23%) DNS
8 4 (0.23%) VPN
8 4 (0.23%) Intranet
9 3 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 166 (9.57%) Data Warehouse
3 101 (5.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 100 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 86 (4.96%) Data Mining
6 73 (4.21%) Relational Database
7 62 (3.58%) MS Access
8 60 (3.46%) QlikView
9 43 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 36 (2.08%) Big Data
11 29 (1.67%) Hadoop
12 27 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 24 (1.38%) Oracle Database
14 23 (1.33%) RDBMS
15 20 (1.15%) Base SAS
16 19 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
17 17 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
18 11 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
18 11 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
19 10 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 17 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
2 15 (0.87%) Toad
3 12 (0.69%) JIRA
4 11 (0.63%) LSMW
4 11 (0.63%) ERwin
5 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.29%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.23%) PowerDesigner
8 2 (0.12%) Subversion
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.058%) Maven
9 1 (0.058%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.058%) Kiln
9 1 (0.058%) CA Gen
9 1 (0.058%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.058%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.058%) Cucumber
General
1 552 (31.83%) Finance
2 280 (16.15%) Banking
3 96 (5.54%) Retail
4 77 (4.44%) Marketing
5 68 (3.92%) Investment Banking
6 54 (3.11%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.02%) Financial Institution
8 33 (1.90%) Legal
9 22 (1.27%) Retail Banking
10 18 (1.04%) Back Office
11 17 (0.98%) Front Office
12 12 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.63%) Law
13 11 (0.63%) Advertising
14 10 (0.58%) Publishing
15 9 (0.52%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.46%) Billing
16 8 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
17 7 (0.40%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.42%) XML
2 18 (1.04%) Java EE
3 15 (0.87%) .NET
4 11 (0.63%) HTML
5 9 (0.52%) Web Services
6 8 (0.46%) CSS
7 7 (0.40%) FpML
8 5 (0.29%) MDX
8 5 (0.29%) REST
9 4 (0.23%) Natural Language Processing
9 4 (0.23%) SOAP
9 4 (0.23%) ODBC
9 4 (0.23%) XML Schema
9 4 (0.23%) JSON
10 3 (0.17%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.17%) SciPy
11 2 (0.12%) CSS3
11 2 (0.12%) NumPy
11 2 (0.12%) HTML5
11 2 (0.12%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 324 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.50%) Data Structures
3 71 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 69 (3.98%) NHS
5 58 (3.34%) Data Integration
6 57 (3.29%) Data Extraction
7 56 (3.23%) Statistics
8 55 (3.17%) Visualisation
9 47 (2.71%) Reference Data
10 36 (2.08%) Fixed Income
11 32 (1.85%) Credit Risk
12 26 (1.50%) Mathematics
12 26 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 26 (1.50%) FMCG
13 19 (1.10%) Derivative
13 19 (1.10%) Computer Science
14 18 (1.04%) Equities
15 12 (0.69%) GIS
16 9 (0.52%) Open Source
17 8 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (1.79%) Windows
2 21 (1.21%) UNIX
3 18 (1.04%) Windows 7
4 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.29%) Linux
7 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.058%) SUSE
9 1 (0.058%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.058%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 609 (35.12%) Data Analysis
2 349 (20.13%) Migration
3 295 (17.01%) Data Modelling
4 281 (16.21%) Data Migration
5 200 (11.53%) ETL
6 198 (11.42%) Business Intelligence
6 198 (11.42%) Data Management
7 181 (10.44%) Business Analysis
8 169 (9.75%) Analytics
9 166 (9.57%) Data Mapping
10 144 (8.30%) Validation
11 132 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 118 (6.81%) Data Cleansing
13 99 (5.71%) Data Governance
14 94 (5.42%) Project Management
15 89 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
16 77 (4.44%) Data Validation
17 71 (4.09%) CRM
18 69 (3.98%) Logical Data Model
19 56 (3.23%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 765 (44.12%) SQL
2 128 (7.38%) VBA
3 79 (4.56%) T-SQL
4 48 (2.77%) PL/SQL
5 40 (2.31%) Java
6 37 (2.13%) VB
7 27 (1.56%) R
8 18 (1.04%) Python
9 14 (0.81%) C
10 13 (0.75%) C#
11 10 (0.58%) MATLAB
12 9 (0.52%) JavaScript
12 9 (0.52%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.40%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.23%) C++
15 3 (0.17%) VBScript
15 3 (0.17%) SAS Macro
15 3 (0.17%) Scala
16 2 (0.12%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 97 (5.59%) Degree
2 34 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.87%) ISEB
5 10 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (0.58%) CCNA
6 6 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.23%) CISSP
7 4 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.17%) CISMP
8 3 (0.17%) HNC
8 3 (0.17%) HND
9 2 (0.12%) IIBA
9 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.12%) MBA
9 2 (0.12%) CIMA
9 2 (0.12%) ACCA
10 1 (0.058%) MCITP
10 1 (0.058%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.058%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (9.98%) Data Quality
2 51 (2.94%) QA
3 36 (2.08%) Solvency II
4 8 (0.46%) SLA
5 7 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.17%) FATCA
8 2 (0.12%) EMIR
8 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.12%) GAAP
8 2 (0.12%) COBIT
8 2 (0.12%) MiFID
9 1 (0.058%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.058%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.058%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.058%) Basel III
System Software
1 9 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.29%) VMware ESX
2 5 (0.29%) vSphere
3 1 (0.058%) Docker
3 1 (0.058%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (0.23%) SCCM
2 4 (0.23%) Jitterbit
3 3 (0.17%) Control-M
3 3 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.12%) Oozie
5 1 (0.058%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 247 (14.24%) Microsoft
2 160 (9.23%) Oracle
3 114 (6.57%) SAP
4 75 (4.33%) Business Objects
5 64 (3.69%) Tableau
6 44 (2.54%) Informatica
7 33 (1.90%) Cognos
8 27 (1.56%) Cisco
9 25 (1.44%) Teradata
10 19 (1.10%) Google
10 19 (1.10%) GoldenSource
11 17 (0.98%) Talend
12 15 (0.87%) Trillium
12 15 (0.87%) IBM
12 15 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (0.69%) HP
14 10 (0.58%) Alteryx
14 10 (0.58%) Adobe
15 9 (0.52%) Remedy
16 8 (0.46%) WorldPay
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