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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Analyst
Rank 135 163 151
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 857 648 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.28% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.38% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 396 424
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £193 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.54% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.63 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £47.42 £23.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.94 £15.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+15.72% +0.78%

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
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +21 761 £375 +7.14% 167
London +25 354 £400 +6.66% 64
South East +13 151 £370 +23.84% 43
City of London +17 106 £394 +5.00% 23
Scotland +46 74 £350 +16.66% 10
Edinburgh +34 52 £350 +16.66% 6
East of England -2 52 £394 +21.15% 4
South West +2 50 £305 -12.85% 20
East Midlands +12 39 £313 -30.55% 4
Yorkshire +16 37 £250 -28.57% 14
North West -13 37 £288 -7.25% 11
West Midlands -3 36 £325 -2.98% 7
Buckinghamshire +13 31 £365 +26.95% 10
West Yorkshire +11 30 £250 -23.07% 11
Milton Keynes +13 29 £365 +26.95% 8
Berkshire -17 27 £350 +47.36% 13
Surrey +4 25 £500 +81.81% 4
Bristol 0 25 £315 -8.36% 6
Oxfordshire +8 24 £475 - 5
Hampshire -8 23 £230 +5.14% 6
Manchester -3 22 £350 +43.58% 8
Oxford +5 20 £475 - 2
Hertfordshire +20 18 £325 -18.75%
Glasgow +8 18 £375 +3.44% 3
Bedfordshire +6 15 £401 -5.76% 1
Nottinghamshire +3 14 £275 - 3
Bradford - 14 £250 - 2
Wiltshire +5 13 £470 +34.28% 2
Nottingham +5 12 £275 - 3
Northamptonshire -4 12 £375 -11.76%

Data Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 733 (43.84%) SQL
2 530 (31.70%) Data Analysis
3 527 (31.52%) Finance
4 353 (21.11%) Migration
5 339 (20.28%) MS Excel
6 312 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
7 285 (17.05%) Data Migration
8 278 (16.63%) Data Modelling
9 242 (14.47%) Banking
10 235 (14.06%) Microsoft
11 201 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
12 194 (11.60%) ETL
13 190 (11.36%) SQL Server
14 187 (11.18%) Analytics
15 182 (10.89%) Data Management
16 176 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
17 168 (10.05%) Business Analysis
18 160 (9.57%) Oracle
19 155 (9.27%) Data Quality
20 130 (7.78%) SAS
21 127 (7.60%) Data Mapping
22 124 (7.42%) MS Office
23 123 (7.36%) Data Cleansing
24 121 (7.24%) SAP
25 120 (7.18%) VBA
26 119 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
27 111 (6.64%) Validation
28 105 (6.28%) MS PowerPoint
29 102 (6.10%) Marketing
29 102 (6.10%) Data Governance

Data Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 130 (7.78%) SAS
2 58 (3.47%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.30%) Lync
6 3 (0.18%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.18%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.18%) CMS
7 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.12%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.12%) Confluence
8 1 (0.060%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.060%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.060%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.060%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.060%) WordPress
8 1 (0.060%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 339 (20.28%) MS Excel
2 124 (7.42%) MS Office
3 105 (6.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 64 (3.83%) MS Visio
5 40 (2.39%) SPSS
6 30 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.72%) MS Project
8 8 (0.48%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.24%) FastStats
10 2 (0.12%) Weka
11 1 (0.060%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.060%) Stata
Business Applications
1 22 (1.32%) Google Analytics
2 11 (0.66%) Maximo
3 9 (0.54%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.48%) SAP MM
4 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.42%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.18%) SAP PP
9 3 (0.18%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.18%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
10 2 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
10 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.42%) Office 365
2 5 (0.30%) SaaS
2 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.12%) Force.com
5 2 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.060%) PaaS
6 1 (0.060%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.060%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.72%) LAN
1 12 (0.72%) Internet
2 9 (0.54%) MPLS
2 9 (0.54%) VLAN
2 9 (0.54%) WAN
3 6 (0.36%) FTP
4 5 (0.30%) VoIP
4 5 (0.30%) ATM
4 5 (0.30%) Intranet
5 4 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (0.24%) Firewall
6 3 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.18%) Wireless
6 3 (0.18%) VPN
6 3 (0.18%) SNA
6 3 (0.18%) SAN
6 3 (0.18%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.12%) FCoE
7 2 (0.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 176 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 100 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 96 (5.74%) Relational Database
6 79 (4.72%) Data Mining
7 69 (4.13%) MS Access
8 45 (2.69%) QlikView
9 42 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 38 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
11 36 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
12 34 (2.03%) Big Data
13 33 (1.97%) Hadoop
14 30 (1.79%) RDBMS
15 23 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
16 22 (1.32%) Oracle Database
17 17 (1.02%) Base SAS
17 17 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
18 15 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
18 15 (0.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 17 (1.02%) Talend Open Studio
2 16 (0.96%) Toad
3 11 (0.66%) LSMW
4 10 (0.60%) JIRA
5 6 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.24%) JProfiler
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.24%) JMeter
6 4 (0.24%) VisualVM
7 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.12%) ERwin
8 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.060%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.060%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.060%) PowerDesigner
9 1 (0.060%) Maven
9 1 (0.060%) Selenium
9 1 (0.060%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.060%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.060%) Jenkins
General
1 527 (31.52%) Finance
2 242 (14.47%) Banking
3 102 (6.10%) Marketing
4 87 (5.20%) Retail
5 76 (4.55%) Investment Banking
6 52 (3.11%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.09%) Legal
8 31 (1.85%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.20%) Back Office
10 19 (1.14%) Billing
11 18 (1.08%) Front Office
12 17 (1.02%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.96%) Advertising
14 12 (0.72%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.60%) German Language
16 9 (0.54%) Law
17 8 (0.48%) French Language
17 8 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.42%) Publishing
19 6 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.56%) XML
2 17 (1.02%) .NET
3 15 (0.90%) Java EE
4 14 (0.84%) HTML
5 9 (0.54%) Web Services
6 4 (0.24%) REST
6 4 (0.24%) Natural Language Processing
6 4 (0.24%) JSON
7 3 (0.18%) FpML
7 3 (0.18%) SOAP
7 3 (0.18%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.18%) Mason
8 2 (0.12%) Visualforce
8 2 (0.12%) jQuery
8 2 (0.12%) Flash
8 2 (0.12%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.12%) SciPy
8 2 (0.12%) Pandas
8 2 (0.12%) CSS
8 2 (0.12%) SAP MI
Miscellaneous
1 312 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.78%) NHS
3 74 (4.43%) Data Structures
4 71 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 60 (3.59%) Statistics
6 57 (3.41%) Data Integration
7 54 (3.23%) Data Extraction
8 42 (2.51%) Reference Data
9 41 (2.45%) Visualisation
10 39 (2.33%) Mathematics
11 26 (1.56%) FMCG
12 25 (1.50%) Fixed Income
13 22 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 20 (1.20%) Computer Science
14 20 (1.20%) Derivative
15 18 (1.08%) Credit Risk
16 16 (0.96%) Data Conversion
17 12 (0.72%) Economics
18 11 (0.66%) Equities
19 10 (0.60%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (1.44%) Windows
2 16 (0.96%) UNIX
3 9 (0.54%) Windows 7
3 9 (0.54%) Linux
4 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.18%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.060%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (31.70%) Data Analysis
2 353 (21.11%) Migration
3 285 (17.05%) Data Migration
4 278 (16.63%) Data Modelling
5 201 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
6 194 (11.60%) ETL
7 187 (11.18%) Analytics
8 182 (10.89%) Data Management
9 168 (10.05%) Business Analysis
10 127 (7.60%) Data Mapping
11 123 (7.36%) Data Cleansing
12 119 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 111 (6.64%) Validation
14 102 (6.10%) Data Governance
15 100 (5.98%) Project Management
16 76 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
17 74 (4.43%) CRM
18 59 (3.53%) Logical Data Model
19 55 (3.29%) Data Transformation
20 53 (3.17%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 733 (43.84%) SQL
2 120 (7.18%) VBA
3 53 (3.17%) PL/SQL
4 51 (3.05%) T-SQL
5 50 (2.99%) VB
6 43 (2.57%) Java
7 22 (1.32%) R
8 18 (1.08%) Python
9 13 (0.78%) JavaScript
9 13 (0.78%) C
10 11 (0.66%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.42%) C#
12 6 (0.36%) Perl
12 6 (0.36%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 6 (0.36%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.30%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.24%) PHP
15 3 (0.18%) SAS Macro
15 3 (0.18%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 94 (5.62%) Degree
2 25 (1.50%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.14%) VCP4
4 15 (0.90%) ISEB
5 14 (0.84%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (0.48%) CCNA
7 7 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.36%) HND
9 5 (0.30%) MCP
10 4 (0.24%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.18%) ACCA
11 3 (0.18%) CIMA
12 2 (0.12%) MBA
12 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.12%) HNC
12 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.060%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (9.27%) Data Quality
2 57 (3.41%) QA
3 18 (1.08%) Solvency II
3 18 (1.08%) SLA
4 12 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.24%) FATCA
6 2 (0.12%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.12%) Basel II
6 2 (0.12%) GAAP
7 1 (0.060%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.060%) MiFID
7 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.060%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.060%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.060%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.060%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.060%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
1 4 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.18%) Control-M
2 3 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.060%) SCCM
4 1 (0.060%) Oozie
Vendors
1 235 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 160 (9.57%) Oracle
3 121 (7.24%) SAP
4 100 (5.98%) Business Objects
5 71 (4.25%) Tableau
6 44 (2.63%) Cognos
7 39 (2.33%) Informatica
8 26 (1.56%) Google
9 24 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (1.32%) Teradata
11 21 (1.26%) IBM
12 20 (1.20%) Cisco
13 18 (1.08%) Trillium
14 17 (1.02%) Talend
15 14 (0.84%) HP
16 12 (0.72%) Adobe
17 11 (0.66%) JD Edwards
17 11 (0.66%) Remedy
18 10 (0.60%) Bloomberg
18 10 (0.60%) GoldenSource
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