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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Analyst
Rank 132 157 161
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 878 710 616
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% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 442 420
Average daily rate
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£365 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 41 34
Average hourly rate £18.69 £15.00 £15.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.58% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.25 £9.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.96 £47.33 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £15.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+22.50% -2.47%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +18 778 £375 +11.11% 148
London -3 347 £400 +6.66% 74
South East +18 176 £375 +19.42% 25
City of London +21 106 £419 +8.06% 24
Scotland +49 85 £350 +16.66% 11
Edinburgh +33 54 £310 +3.33% 7
North West +2 54 £325 +30.00% 13
Yorkshire +19 46 £275 -26.66% 9
East of England -5 45 £400 +23.07% 3
South West -7 41 £325 +6.55% 18
West Midlands +9 37 £325 +18.18% 3
Surrey +20 36 £494 +41.07% 4
West Yorkshire +22 34 £265 -27.39% 5
Buckinghamshire +17 33 £350 +9.37% 3
Milton Keynes +15 30 £358 +11.71% 3
Hampshire +6 29 £243 -33.10% 4
Oxfordshire +8 28 £450 +98.89% 4
East Midlands -2 28 £288 -34.28% 2
Berkshire -25 28 £325 +36.84% 4
Manchester -3 27 £300 +33.33% 7
Glasgow +16 25 £350 -3.44% 2
Oxford +4 23 £475 +52.00% 4
Bristol 0 18 £300 -12.72% 6
Bedfordshire +8 15 £401 -
Hertfordshire +8 15 £325 - 1
Swindon +15 12 £435 +148.57%
Wiltshire +10 12 £435 +24.28%
Nottinghamshire +2 12 £141 - 1
Leeds -2 12 £288 -11.53% 3
Nottingham 0 11 £140 - 1

Data Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 728 (43.23%) SQL
2 538 (31.95%) Data Analysis
3 522 (31.00%) Finance
4 356 (21.14%) Migration
5 326 (19.36%) MS Excel
6 318 (18.88%) Analytical Skills
7 282 (16.75%) Data Migration
8 280 (16.63%) Data Modelling
9 253 (15.02%) Banking
10 241 (14.31%) Microsoft
11 201 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
12 199 (11.82%) ETL
13 191 (11.34%) Data Management
14 183 (10.87%) Business Analysis
15 181 (10.75%) Analytics
16 177 (10.51%) Data Warehouse
17 176 (10.45%) SQL Server
18 161 (9.56%) Data Quality
19 159 (9.44%) Oracle
20 144 (8.55%) SAS
21 132 (7.84%) Data Mapping
22 124 (7.36%) MS Office
22 124 (7.36%) SAP
23 123 (7.30%) Validation
24 121 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
24 121 (7.19%) Data Cleansing
25 117 (6.95%) Data Governance
26 115 (6.83%) VBA
27 106 (6.29%) MS PowerPoint
28 104 (6.18%) Project Management

Data Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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
1 144 (8.55%) SAS
2 51 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.36%) Lync
6 5 (0.30%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.24%) CMS
8 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.18%) Confluence
9 2 (0.12%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.12%) IIS
10 1 (0.059%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.059%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.059%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.059%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.059%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.059%) WordPress
10 1 (0.059%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 326 (19.36%) MS Excel
2 124 (7.36%) MS Office
3 106 (6.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 71 (4.22%) MS Visio
5 41 (2.43%) SPSS
6 33 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.89%) MS Project
8 11 (0.65%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.24%) FastStats
10 2 (0.12%) Weka
Business Applications
1 20 (1.19%) Google Analytics
2 11 (0.65%) Maximo
3 9 (0.53%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.48%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.42%) SAP SD
5 7 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.18%) SAP PP
8 3 (0.18%) SAP SRM
8 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.12%) Cognos Controller
9 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.42%) Office 365
2 5 (0.30%) SaaS
3 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.12%) Force.com
6 1 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.059%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.059%) PaaS
6 1 (0.059%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.059%) LucidChart
6 1 (0.059%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.83%) LAN
2 13 (0.77%) Internet
3 11 (0.65%) WAN
4 10 (0.59%) VLAN
5 9 (0.53%) MPLS
6 7 (0.42%) FTP
6 7 (0.42%) VoIP
7 6 (0.36%) ATM
7 6 (0.36%) Firewall
7 6 (0.36%) SAN
8 5 (0.30%) Intranet
8 5 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.30%) Wireless
9 4 (0.24%) VPN
9 4 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.24%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.18%) FCoE
10 3 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (0.18%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (10.51%) Data Warehouse
2 176 (10.45%) SQL Server
3 98 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 93 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 92 (5.46%) Relational Database
6 82 (4.87%) Data Mining
7 63 (3.74%) MS Access
8 50 (2.97%) QlikView
9 38 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 36 (2.14%) Big Data
11 31 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
11 31 (1.84%) Crystal Reports
12 30 (1.78%) Hadoop
13 25 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (1.48%) RDBMS
14 24 (1.43%) Base SAS
15 23 (1.37%) Oracle Database
16 17 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
17 13 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (1.31%) Talend Open Studio
2 17 (1.01%) Toad
3 12 (0.71%) LSMW
4 11 (0.65%) JIRA
5 6 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.30%) ERwin
6 5 (0.30%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.24%) JMeter
7 4 (0.24%) JProfiler
7 4 (0.24%) VisualVM
7 4 (0.24%) PowerDesigner
8 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.059%) Selenium
10 1 (0.059%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.059%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.059%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.059%) CA Gen
10 1 (0.059%) Subversion
10 1 (0.059%) Maven
General
1 522 (31.00%) Finance
2 253 (15.02%) Banking
3 98 (5.82%) Marketing
4 93 (5.52%) Retail
5 58 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 57 (3.38%) Investment Banking
7 33 (1.96%) Legal
8 28 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.37%) Back Office
10 19 (1.13%) Retail Banking
11 17 (1.01%) Front Office
11 17 (1.01%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.95%) Billing
13 14 (0.83%) Advertising
14 10 (0.59%) German Language
15 9 (0.53%) Law
16 8 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
16 8 (0.48%) Electronics
17 7 (0.42%) Publishing
17 7 (0.42%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.66%) XML
2 18 (1.07%) HTML
3 17 (1.01%) .NET
4 16 (0.95%) Java EE
5 10 (0.59%) Web Services
6 5 (0.30%) CSS
7 4 (0.24%) SOAP
7 4 (0.24%) JSON
7 4 (0.24%) Natural Language Processing
7 4 (0.24%) REST
8 3 (0.18%) Mason
8 3 (0.18%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.12%) ADO.NET
9 2 (0.12%) ODBC
9 2 (0.12%) Flash
9 2 (0.12%) FpML
9 2 (0.12%) SAP MI
9 2 (0.12%) Visualforce
9 2 (0.12%) HTML5
9 2 (0.12%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 318 (18.88%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (4.51%) NHS
3 74 (4.39%) Data Structures
4 69 (4.10%) Management Information System
5 60 (3.56%) Data Extraction
6 58 (3.44%) Data Integration
6 58 (3.44%) Statistics
7 47 (2.79%) Reference Data
8 46 (2.73%) Visualisation
9 34 (2.02%) Mathematics
10 27 (1.60%) Fixed Income
11 26 (1.54%) FMCG
12 23 (1.37%) Credit Risk
13 21 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 20 (1.19%) Computer Science
15 17 (1.01%) Derivative
16 15 (0.89%) Data Conversion
17 12 (0.71%) Equities
18 9 (0.53%) Economics
18 9 (0.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 29 (1.72%) Windows
2 19 (1.13%) UNIX
3 12 (0.71%) Windows 7
4 10 (0.59%) Linux
5 7 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.24%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.059%) SUSE
8 1 (0.059%) Android
8 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (31.95%) Data Analysis
2 356 (21.14%) Migration
3 282 (16.75%) Data Migration
4 280 (16.63%) Data Modelling
5 201 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
6 199 (11.82%) ETL
7 191 (11.34%) Data Management
8 183 (10.87%) Business Analysis
9 181 (10.75%) Analytics
10 132 (7.84%) Data Mapping
11 123 (7.30%) Validation
12 121 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 121 (7.19%) Data Cleansing
13 117 (6.95%) Data Governance
14 104 (6.18%) Project Management
15 70 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
16 64 (3.80%) CRM
16 64 (3.80%) Data Validation
16 64 (3.80%) Logical Data Model
17 51 (3.03%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 728 (43.23%) SQL
2 115 (6.83%) VBA
3 54 (3.21%) PL/SQL
4 52 (3.09%) T-SQL
5 47 (2.79%) Java
6 45 (2.67%) VB
7 27 (1.60%) R
8 17 (1.01%) Python
9 15 (0.89%) JavaScript
10 14 (0.83%) C
11 11 (0.65%) VB.NET
12 8 (0.48%) C#
13 6 (0.36%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 6 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.30%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.24%) SAS Macro
15 4 (0.24%) VBScript
15 4 (0.24%) Perl
16 3 (0.18%) PHP
16 3 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 102 (6.06%) Degree
2 31 (1.84%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.01%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.89%) ISEB
5 10 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (0.59%) CCNA
6 7 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.36%) HND
8 5 (0.30%) MCP
9 4 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.18%) CISSP
10 3 (0.18%) ACCA
10 3 (0.18%) CIMA
11 2 (0.12%) MBA
11 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.12%) HNC
11 2 (0.12%) IIBA
11 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.12%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (9.56%) Data Quality
2 51 (3.03%) QA
3 32 (1.90%) Solvency II
4 15 (0.89%) SLA
5 11 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.24%) FATCA
8 2 (0.12%) EMIR
8 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.12%) GAAP
8 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.12%) MiFID
9 1 (0.059%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.059%) AIFMD
System Software
1 7 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.12%) vSphere
3 1 (0.059%) Docker
3 1 (0.059%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.059%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.18%) Control-M
3 3 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.12%) SCCM
4 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.12%) Oozie
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 241 (14.31%) Microsoft
2 159 (9.44%) Oracle
3 124 (7.36%) SAP
4 93 (5.52%) Business Objects
5 66 (3.92%) Tableau
6 41 (2.43%) Cognos
7 31 (1.84%) Informatica
8 25 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 25 (1.48%) Cisco
9 24 (1.43%) Google
10 23 (1.37%) IBM
11 22 (1.31%) Talend
12 20 (1.19%) Teradata
13 16 (0.95%) HP
13 16 (0.95%) Trillium
14 14 (0.83%) GoldenSource
15 13 (0.77%) Bloomberg
16 10 (0.59%) Adobe
16 10 (0.59%) Alteryx
17 9 (0.53%) Sybase
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Engage PSG
Rate: £380 - £400 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £480 - £500
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rullion IT Plus
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £25 - £32 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago