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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Analyst
Rank 139 154 151
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 803 638 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.32% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.43% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 383 393
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 £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 29
Average hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £47.50 £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.75 £14.59
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +21.70%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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.

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Rank Change
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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 +11 699 £350 +6.06% 200
London +43 337 £400 +0.62% 96
South East -10 127 £300 +9.09% 29
City of London +45 101 £400 +6.66% 32
Scotland +22 74 £375 +36.36% 5
South West +2 54 £328 -6.42% 15
Edinburgh +17 53 £375 +25.00% 3
East of England -4 41 £328 -5.07% 10
East Midlands +30 39 £300 -31.42% 5
North West -5 39 £300 -3.22% 18
West Midlands -12 37 £313 -3.10% 8
Berkshire -16 28 £373 +49.00% 5
Manchester +16 26 £300 +20.00% 9
Buckinghamshire -5 25 £215 -21.81% 3
Hampshire -5 24 £300 +166.66% 1
Milton Keynes -5 23 £205 -25.45% 3
Yorkshire -1 21 £238 -26.92% 18
Surrey -4 21 £494 +79.54% 12
Bristol -2 20 £330 +1.53% 8
Hertfordshire +12 16 £325 -23.52% 4
Wales -1 16 £350 +3.70% 4
Cardiff +5 15 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire +1 15 £238 -26.92% 17
South Wales -2 15 £350 -6.66% 4
Glasgow +1 14 £300 -14.28% 1
Oxfordshire - 14 £188 - 6
Nottinghamshire +8 12 £275 - 3
Northamptonshire +3 12 £375 +25.00% 1
Bedfordshire 0 11 £388 -8.82% 2
Wiltshire -2 11 £325 -7.14% 3

Data Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 699 (43.99%) SQL
2 509 (32.03%) Data Analysis
3 504 (31.72%) Finance
4 361 (22.72%) Migration
5 342 (21.52%) MS Excel
6 304 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
7 293 (18.44%) Data Migration
8 262 (16.49%) Data Modelling
9 240 (15.10%) Banking
10 239 (15.04%) Microsoft
11 197 (12.40%) SQL Server
12 184 (11.58%) Business Intelligence
13 174 (10.95%) ETL
13 174 (10.95%) Data Warehouse
14 166 (10.45%) Analytics
15 164 (10.32%) Oracle
16 155 (9.75%) Data Management
17 151 (9.50%) Data Quality
18 147 (9.25%) Business Analysis
19 143 (9.00%) SAS
20 128 (8.06%) Data Mapping
21 123 (7.74%) Data Cleansing
22 121 (7.61%) VBA
23 118 (7.43%) SAP
24 116 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
25 110 (6.92%) MS Office
26 105 (6.61%) Business Objects
27 103 (6.48%) MS PowerPoint
28 101 (6.36%) Validation
29 98 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services

Data Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 143 (9.00%) SAS
2 63 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.44%) Lync
4 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.19%) CMS
5 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.13%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.13%) Confluence
7 1 (0.063%) WordPress
7 1 (0.063%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.063%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.063%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.063%) CICS
7 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 342 (21.52%) MS Excel
2 110 (6.92%) MS Office
3 103 (6.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 62 (3.90%) MS Visio
5 52 (3.27%) SPSS
6 27 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.76%) MS Project
8 8 (0.50%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.25%) FastStats
10 1 (0.063%) Weka
10 1 (0.063%) Stata
10 1 (0.063%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (1.32%) Google Analytics
2 10 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.63%) Maximo
2 10 (0.63%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.57%) SAP SD
4 8 (0.50%) SAP MM
4 8 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
5 7 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.19%) SAP PP
8 3 (0.19%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.19%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.13%) Academy Housing
9 2 (0.13%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.50%) Office 365
2 6 (0.38%) SaaS
2 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.13%) Force.com
5 1 (0.063%) LucidChart
5 1 (0.063%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.44%) Internet
2 6 (0.38%) FTP
2 6 (0.38%) LAN
3 5 (0.31%) Firewall
3 5 (0.31%) MPLS
3 5 (0.31%) Intranet
3 5 (0.31%) WAN
4 3 (0.19%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (0.19%) Wireless
4 3 (0.19%) DSL
4 3 (0.19%) VPN
4 3 (0.19%) SNA
5 2 (0.13%) SAN
5 2 (0.13%) PSTN
5 2 (0.13%) UMTS
5 2 (0.13%) VoIP
5 2 (0.13%) ATM
5 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.13%) GPRS
5 2 (0.13%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 174 (10.95%) Data Warehouse
3 98 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 96 (6.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 87 (5.48%) MS Access
6 80 (5.03%) Relational Database
7 64 (4.03%) Data Mining
8 42 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 42 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 38 (2.39%) QlikView
10 32 (2.01%) Crystal Reports
11 27 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (1.51%) RDBMS
13 23 (1.45%) Big Data
14 21 (1.32%) MySQL
15 20 (1.26%) Hadoop
15 20 (1.26%) Oracle Database
16 19 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
17 15 (0.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 14 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (1.13%) Toad
2 11 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
2 11 (0.69%) LSMW
3 9 (0.57%) JIRA
4 7 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.25%) JMeter
6 4 (0.25%) JProfiler
6 4 (0.25%) VisualVM
7 2 (0.13%) ERwin
7 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.063%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.063%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.063%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.063%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.063%) Selenium
General
1 504 (31.72%) Finance
2 240 (15.10%) Banking
3 97 (6.10%) Marketing
4 86 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 77 (4.85%) Retail
6 53 (3.34%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.95%) Legal
8 28 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 25 (1.57%) Back Office
10 20 (1.26%) Billing
11 17 (1.07%) Front Office
11 17 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 16 (1.01%) Advertising
13 12 (0.76%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.63%) Law
16 7 (0.44%) German Language
17 6 (0.38%) Publishing
18 5 (0.31%) Electronics
18 5 (0.31%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.20%) XML
2 18 (1.13%) .NET
3 13 (0.82%) HTML
4 6 (0.38%) Web Services
5 4 (0.25%) FpML
6 3 (0.19%) Mason
6 3 (0.19%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.13%) MDX
7 2 (0.13%) SAP MI
7 2 (0.13%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.13%) CSS
7 2 (0.13%) Visualforce
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.13%) jQuery
8 1 (0.063%) Pandas
8 1 (0.063%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.063%) LINQ
8 1 (0.063%) Raphaël
8 1 (0.063%) D3.js
8 1 (0.063%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 304 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (5.35%) NHS
3 75 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 71 (4.47%) Data Structures
5 55 (3.46%) Data Extraction
6 51 (3.21%) Data Integration
7 44 (2.77%) Statistics
8 40 (2.52%) Reference Data
9 36 (2.27%) Mathematics
10 26 (1.64%) Visualisation
11 23 (1.45%) FMCG
12 22 (1.38%) Derivative
13 21 (1.32%) Computer Science
14 20 (1.26%) Fixed Income
15 18 (1.13%) Data Conversion
16 17 (1.07%) Credit Risk
17 12 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 10 (0.63%) Clustering
19 9 (0.57%) Economics
20 7 (0.44%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 20 (1.26%) Windows
2 11 (0.69%) UNIX
3 8 (0.50%) Windows 7
4 7 (0.44%) Linux
5 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.063%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (32.03%) Data Analysis
2 361 (22.72%) Migration
3 293 (18.44%) Data Migration
4 262 (16.49%) Data Modelling
5 184 (11.58%) Business Intelligence
6 174 (10.95%) ETL
7 166 (10.45%) Analytics
8 155 (9.75%) Data Management
9 147 (9.25%) Business Analysis
10 128 (8.06%) Data Mapping
11 123 (7.74%) Data Cleansing
12 116 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 101 (6.36%) Validation
14 91 (5.73%) Data Governance
15 78 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
16 77 (4.85%) Project Management
17 65 (4.09%) CRM
18 52 (3.27%) Data Transformation
19 50 (3.15%) Logical Data Model
20 44 (2.77%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 699 (43.99%) SQL
2 121 (7.61%) VBA
3 53 (3.34%) VB
4 47 (2.96%) T-SQL
5 45 (2.83%) PL/SQL
6 20 (1.26%) Java
7 12 (0.76%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.69%) C
9 10 (0.63%) C#
9 10 (0.63%) R
10 9 (0.57%) VB.NET
11 8 (0.50%) Python
12 6 (0.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 5 (0.31%) Perl
14 4 (0.25%) PHP
15 3 (0.19%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.19%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.13%) VB6
16 2 (0.13%) COBOL
16 2 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (5.54%) Degree
2 23 (1.45%) Security Cleared
3 15 (0.94%) ISEB
4 13 (0.82%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.38%) HND
5 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.31%) MCP
7 4 (0.25%) ACCA
7 4 (0.25%) CIMA
7 4 (0.25%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.19%) HNC
8 3 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.13%) MBA
9 2 (0.13%) Avaya Certification
9 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.13%) IIBA
9 2 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.063%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (9.50%) Data Quality
2 61 (3.84%) QA
3 20 (1.26%) SLA
4 12 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.76%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.19%) FATCA
6 3 (0.19%) Basel II
7 2 (0.13%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.063%) EMIR
8 1 (0.063%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (0.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.063%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.063%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (0.57%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
4 2 (0.13%) Control-M
4 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.063%) Oozie
5 1 (0.063%) SCCM
Vendors
1 239 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 164 (10.32%) Oracle
3 118 (7.43%) SAP
4 105 (6.61%) Business Objects
5 65 (4.09%) Tableau
6 44 (2.77%) Cognos
7 34 (2.14%) Informatica
8 25 (1.57%) Google
9 22 (1.38%) Teradata
9 22 (1.38%) Trillium
10 21 (1.32%) IBM
11 20 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (0.94%) Adobe
13 14 (0.88%) GoldenSource
13 14 (0.88%) HP
14 11 (0.69%) Talend
14 11 (0.69%) Cisco
15 10 (0.63%) Siebel
16 9 (0.57%) JD Edwards
17 8 (0.50%) DataFlux
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