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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Analyst
Rank 160 183 142
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 803 634 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.20% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.30% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 379 544
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £212 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 39 46
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +5.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.45 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £24.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.91
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.97%

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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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
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 +22 718 £375 +1.35% 142
London +36 389 £425 +4.61% 62
City of London +56 107 £425 +6.25% 24
South East -39 87 £244 -28.57% 16
Scotland +23 58 £350 -4.10% 11
South West -6 50 £375 +15.38% 12
West Midlands -7 49 £250 -33.33% 14
Yorkshire +11 46 £338 +3.84% 8
North West +23 42 £288 -4.16% 15
East of England -10 35 £363 +38.09% 13
West Yorkshire +12 33 £295 -9.23% 6
Edinburgh +19 29 £350 -7.89% 6
Bristol -9 24 £375 +15.38% 5
Birmingham +5 22 £160 -55.24% 3
Glasgow +1 22 £323 -7.85% 2
Cheshire +19 20 £325 +8.33% 6
East Sussex +1 17 £325 -10.34% 1
Hampshire -15 16 £250 -16.66% 3
East Midlands +14 14 £270 -23.94% 1
Berkshire -9 14 £210 -35.38% 3
Hertfordshire -15 13 £325 +33.33% 7
Wales -15 13 £394 +43.18% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 12 £225 -45.28%
Bedfordshire -14 11 £363 +68.60% 2
South Yorkshire +10 10 £375 +163.15% 2
Milton Keynes +3 10 £225 -48.27%
Warwickshire 0 10 £275 - 3
Leeds +4 9 £200 -34.95% 2
South Wales -7 9 £394 +47.19% 3
Wiltshire -9 9 £438 +52.17% 2

Data Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 715 (46.43%) SQL
2 545 (35.39%) Data Analysis
3 490 (31.82%) Finance
4 314 (20.39%) MS Excel
5 300 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
6 272 (17.66%) Migration
7 239 (15.52%) Data Modelling
7 239 (15.52%) Banking
8 232 (15.06%) SQL Server
9 228 (14.81%) Data Migration
10 224 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
11 220 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 188 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
13 183 (11.88%) ETL
14 174 (11.30%) Oracle
15 173 (11.23%) Data Management
16 161 (10.45%) Analytics
17 135 (8.77%) SAS
18 133 (8.64%) VBA
19 129 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
20 128 (8.31%) Business Analysis
21 118 (7.66%) SAP
22 111 (7.21%) Data Mapping
23 110 (7.14%) Data Quality
24 101 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 99 (6.43%) MS Access
26 98 (6.36%) Investment Banking
27 97 (6.30%) Marketing
27 97 (6.30%) Data Mining
28 95 (6.17%) Validation

Data Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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
1 135 (8.77%) SAS
2 70 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.52%) Apache Pig
4 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (0.39%) Lync
4 6 (0.39%) CMS
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.13%) Confluence
5 2 (0.13%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.13%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.065%) CICS
6 1 (0.065%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.065%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.065%) IIS
6 1 (0.065%) WordPress
Applications
1 314 (20.39%) MS Excel
2 86 (5.58%) MS Office
3 67 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (3.12%) SPSS
5 46 (2.99%) MS Visio
6 32 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.71%) PowerPivot
8 9 (0.58%) MS Project
9 4 (0.26%) FastStats
10 2 (0.13%) Gephi
10 2 (0.13%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.065%) Stata
11 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (1.23%) Markit EDM
2 17 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.84%) Google Analytics
4 10 (0.65%) SAP SRM
4 10 (0.65%) SAP SD
5 8 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
7 5 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.26%) RMDS
8 4 (0.26%) SAP R/3
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle HRMS
8 4 (0.26%) SAP SCM
9 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.19%) Agresso
9 3 (0.19%) SAP PP
9 3 (0.19%) SAP PM
9 3 (0.19%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.32%) Office 365
2 5 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.13%) Heroku
4 1 (0.065%) Taleo
4 1 (0.065%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.065%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.71%) Firewall
2 10 (0.65%) FTP
2 10 (0.65%) Internet
3 7 (0.45%) WAN
3 7 (0.45%) LDAP
3 7 (0.45%) LAN
4 5 (0.32%) VoIP
5 4 (0.26%) MPLS
5 4 (0.26%) DSL
6 3 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.19%) VLAN
6 3 (0.19%) 3G
7 2 (0.13%) LTE
7 2 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.13%) Wireless
7 2 (0.13%) 2G
7 2 (0.13%) UMTS
7 2 (0.13%) PSTN
7 2 (0.13%) GPRS
7 2 (0.13%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 224 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
3 101 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 99 (6.43%) MS Access
5 97 (6.30%) Data Mining
6 79 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 67 (4.35%) Relational Database
8 43 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 32 (2.08%) Oracle Database
10 32 (2.08%) RDBMS
11 31 (2.01%) Big Data
12 28 (1.82%) MySQL
13 26 (1.69%) QlikView
14 25 (1.62%) Hadoop
15 23 (1.49%) Data Mart
16 21 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
17 15 (0.97%) OLAP
18 14 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
19 11 (0.71%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 16 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
2 13 (0.84%) Toad
3 8 (0.52%) JIRA
4 6 (0.39%) ERwin
4 6 (0.39%) LSMW
5 5 (0.32%) PowerDesigner
5 5 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.19%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.19%) Subversion
8 2 (0.13%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.065%) Jenkins
General
1 490 (31.82%) Finance
2 239 (15.52%) Banking
3 98 (6.36%) Investment Banking
4 97 (6.30%) Marketing
5 74 (4.81%) Retail
6 56 (3.64%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.95%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 20 (1.30%) Front Office
10 16 (1.04%) Legal
10 16 (1.04%) Retail Banking
11 15 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.91%) Back Office
12 14 (0.91%) Local Government
13 10 (0.65%) Advertising
14 9 (0.58%) Billing
15 8 (0.52%) Publishing
15 8 (0.52%) Automotive
16 7 (0.45%) Private Banking
17 6 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.82%) XML
2 22 (1.43%) .NET
3 9 (0.58%) Middleware
4 8 (0.52%) HTML
4 8 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (0.45%) FpML
5 7 (0.45%) MDX
6 4 (0.26%) XML Schema
6 4 (0.26%) XSD
6 4 (0.26%) Mason
7 3 (0.19%) REST
7 3 (0.19%) EDI
7 3 (0.19%) SOAP
7 3 (0.19%) Web Services
8 2 (0.13%) ODBC
8 2 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.13%) BAPI
8 2 (0.13%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.13%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.065%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 300 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 68 (4.42%) Data Structures
4 60 (3.90%) NHS
5 52 (3.38%) Statistics
6 48 (3.12%) Data Extraction
7 47 (3.05%) Mathematics
8 42 (2.73%) Visualisation
9 38 (2.47%) Data Integration
10 28 (1.82%) Reference Data
11 21 (1.36%) Fixed Income
12 20 (1.30%) Computer Science
13 19 (1.23%) Economics
14 18 (1.17%) Credit Risk
15 16 (1.04%) Derivative
16 14 (0.91%) Equities
17 12 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 12 (0.78%) CMDB
17 12 (0.78%) Data Conversion
18 11 (0.71%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 23 (1.49%) UNIX
2 21 (1.36%) Windows
3 13 (0.84%) Linux
4 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.065%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.065%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (35.39%) Data Analysis
2 272 (17.66%) Migration
3 239 (15.52%) Data Modelling
4 228 (14.81%) Data Migration
5 188 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
6 183 (11.88%) ETL
7 173 (11.23%) Data Management
8 161 (10.45%) Analytics
9 129 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 128 (8.31%) Business Analysis
11 111 (7.21%) Data Mapping
12 95 (6.17%) Validation
13 85 (5.52%) Data Cleansing
14 76 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
15 74 (4.81%) Project Management
16 54 (3.51%) CRM
17 53 (3.44%) Asset Management
18 50 (3.25%) ITIL
19 46 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
20 44 (2.86%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 715 (46.43%) SQL
2 133 (8.64%) VBA
3 60 (3.90%) T-SQL
4 42 (2.73%) VB
5 41 (2.66%) PL/SQL
6 23 (1.49%) R
7 19 (1.23%) Python
8 16 (1.04%) C#
9 15 (0.97%) Java
10 11 (0.71%) JavaScript
10 11 (0.71%) Perl
11 7 (0.45%) C
12 6 (0.39%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.32%) Scala
13 5 (0.32%) Ruby
14 4 (0.26%) PHP
15 3 (0.19%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.19%) ABAP
16 1 (0.065%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.065%) VB6
Qualifications
1 79 (5.13%) Degree
2 40 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.17%) ISEB
5 17 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (0.65%) PhD
7 7 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (0.45%) ACCA
7 7 (0.45%) CIMA
7 7 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.39%) IIBA
8 6 (0.39%) CBAP
9 5 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.19%) CCNA
10 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.13%) HND
11 2 (0.13%) Avaya Certification
12 1 (0.065%) PMP
12 1 (0.065%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.065%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 66 (4.29%) QA
3 17 (1.10%) SLA
4 6 (0.39%) EMIR
4 6 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.32%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.26%) Basel II
7 3 (0.19%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.13%) FATCA
8 2 (0.13%) MiFID
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.065%) Basel III
9 1 (0.065%) P3O
9 1 (0.065%) COREP
9 1 (0.065%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (0.13%) Firmware
2 1 (0.065%) KVM
2 1 (0.065%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (0.58%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.39%) Oracle EDQ
3 4 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.13%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.065%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.065%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 220 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 174 (11.30%) Oracle
3 118 (7.66%) SAP
4 89 (5.78%) Business Objects
5 59 (3.83%) Tableau
6 39 (2.53%) Teradata
7 38 (2.47%) Informatica
8 37 (2.40%) Cognos
9 23 (1.49%) Trillium
10 16 (1.04%) Ab Initio
10 16 (1.04%) Google
10 16 (1.04%) Talend
11 14 (0.91%) Remedy
11 14 (0.91%) Sybase
11 14 (0.91%) Bloomberg
12 12 (0.78%) Cisco
12 12 (0.78%) IBM
13 11 (0.71%) Charles River
13 11 (0.71%) Neolane
14 10 (0.65%) Adobe
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