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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Analyst
Rank 132 153 156
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 928 742 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 1.38% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.49% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 468 445
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 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £502 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 35
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.91 £41.50 £78.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -7.69%

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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 +11 803 £375 +7.14% 145
London -9 367 £425 +13.33% 66
South East +21 164 £375 +25.00% 23
City of London +11 114 £425 +8.62% 27
Scotland +60 99 £325 -11.86% 10
Yorkshire +50 71 £325 -13.33% 11
North West +11 66 £350 +55.55% 10
West Yorkshire +44 52 £325 -12.16% 8
Edinburgh +22 49 £318 -15.89% 4
Glasgow +29 44 £325 -10.34% 5
South West +3 41 £325 - 12
West Midlands +7 40 £325 -3.70% 6
East of England -6 38 £400 - 8
Leeds +26 33 £325 - 5
Hampshire +14 33 £250 -31.03% 6
Surrey +13 30 £450 +106.89% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 29 £350 +9.37% 2
Manchester -12 24 £325 +49.42% 8
Berkshire -23 24 £270 +5.36% 3
Milton Keynes +20 22 £383 +19.53% 1
Oxfordshire -6 20 £425 +27.34% 4
Bristol -4 19 £320 -8.57% 7
South Yorkshire +4 18 £356 -10.93%
Lancashire +16 17 £435 -
Sheffield +4 16 £310 -22.50%
Oxford +1 16 £425 +23.63% 1
Preston +18 14 £435 -
East Midlands -19 14 £160 -46.66% 6
Warwickshire +4 13 £313 - 1
East Sussex - 13 £400 - 3

Data Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 749 (43.50%) SQL
2 590 (34.26%) Data Analysis
3 554 (32.17%) Finance
4 356 (20.67%) Migration
5 327 (18.99%) MS Excel
6 325 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
7 286 (16.61%) Data Migration
8 284 (16.49%) Data Modelling
9 276 (16.03%) Banking
10 239 (13.88%) Microsoft
11 202 (11.73%) Data Management
12 201 (11.67%) ETL
13 186 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
14 184 (10.69%) Business Analysis
14 184 (10.69%) Data Quality
15 182 (10.57%) SQL Server
16 170 (9.87%) Analytics
17 162 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
18 158 (9.18%) Oracle
19 155 (9.00%) Data Mapping
20 147 (8.54%) SAS
21 140 (8.13%) Validation
22 131 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
23 129 (7.49%) MS Office
23 129 (7.49%) Data Cleansing
24 122 (7.08%) SAP
25 120 (6.97%) VBA
26 111 (6.45%) Data Governance
27 110 (6.39%) MS PowerPoint
28 96 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services

Data Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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
1 147 (8.54%) SAS
2 56 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.46%) Lync
3 8 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.23%) CMS
5 4 (0.23%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.17%) Confluence
7 2 (0.12%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.12%) IIS
7 2 (0.12%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.058%) Apache
8 1 (0.058%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.058%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 327 (18.99%) MS Excel
2 129 (7.49%) MS Office
3 110 (6.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 84 (4.88%) MS Visio
5 35 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
6 33 (1.92%) SPSS
7 15 (0.87%) MS Project
8 14 (0.81%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.17%) FastStats
10 1 (0.058%) Weka
Business Applications
1 14 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.58%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.46%) SAP MM
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (0.35%) SAP SD
4 6 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
5 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.29%) Unica
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.23%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.23%) Maximo
7 3 (0.17%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.17%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.17%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.64%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.41%) Office 365
3 4 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.12%) SaaS
6 1 (0.058%) PaaS
6 1 (0.058%) Taleo
6 1 (0.058%) Force.com
6 1 (0.058%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.058%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.058%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.058%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.99%) LAN
2 14 (0.81%) WAN
2 14 (0.81%) Internet
3 10 (0.58%) VLAN
3 10 (0.58%) VoIP
4 8 (0.46%) MPLS
5 7 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (0.41%) SAN
6 6 (0.35%) Wireless
6 6 (0.35%) Firewall
7 5 (0.29%) ATM
7 5 (0.29%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (0.23%) Intranet
8 4 (0.23%) DNS
8 4 (0.23%) WLAN
8 4 (0.23%) VPN
8 4 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.23%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.17%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 162 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
3 96 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 93 (5.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 84 (4.88%) Data Mining
6 77 (4.47%) Relational Database
7 65 (3.77%) MS Access
8 63 (3.66%) QlikView
9 40 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 36 (2.09%) Big Data
11 27 (1.57%) Hadoop
12 25 (1.45%) Oracle Database
13 24 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
13 24 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
14 22 (1.28%) RDBMS
15 20 (1.16%) Base SAS
16 19 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
18 10 (0.58%) Spotfire
18 10 (0.58%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 16 (0.93%) Toad
1 16 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
2 12 (0.70%) LSMW
3 11 (0.64%) JIRA
4 8 (0.46%) ERwin
5 5 (0.29%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.23%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.12%) Subversion
8 1 (0.058%) Maven
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.058%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.058%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.058%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.058%) CA Gen
8 1 (0.058%) Kiln
8 1 (0.058%) Git (software)
General
1 554 (32.17%) Finance
2 276 (16.03%) Banking
3 93 (5.40%) Retail
4 73 (4.24%) Marketing
5 66 (3.83%) Investment Banking
6 59 (3.43%) Telecoms
7 36 (2.09%) Financial Institution
8 34 (1.97%) Legal
9 22 (1.28%) Back Office
9 22 (1.28%) Retail Banking
10 15 (0.87%) Front Office
11 14 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.75%) Law
13 12 (0.70%) Billing
14 10 (0.58%) German Language
14 10 (0.58%) Advertising
15 9 (0.52%) Publishing
16 8 (0.46%) Electronics
16 8 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
16 8 (0.46%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.26%) XML
2 17 (0.99%) Java EE
3 16 (0.93%) .NET
4 10 (0.58%) HTML
5 8 (0.46%) Web Services
6 7 (0.41%) CSS
7 5 (0.29%) ODBC
8 4 (0.23%) XML Schema
8 4 (0.23%) SOAP
8 4 (0.23%) JSON
8 4 (0.23%) MDX
8 4 (0.23%) FpML
8 4 (0.23%) Natural Language Processing
8 4 (0.23%) REST
9 3 (0.17%) SciPy
9 3 (0.17%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.12%) ADO.NET
10 2 (0.12%) Middleware
10 2 (0.12%) Flash
10 2 (0.12%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 325 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (4.36%) Data Structures
3 72 (4.18%) NHS
4 71 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 61 (3.54%) Data Extraction
6 60 (3.48%) Statistics
7 59 (3.43%) Data Integration
8 49 (2.85%) Reference Data
9 48 (2.79%) Visualisation
10 34 (1.97%) Fixed Income
11 31 (1.80%) Mathematics
12 27 (1.57%) FMCG
12 27 (1.57%) Credit Risk
13 26 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 19 (1.10%) Computer Science
15 18 (1.05%) Derivative
15 18 (1.05%) Equities
16 16 (0.93%) Data Conversion
17 10 (0.58%) GIS
18 9 (0.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (1.57%) Windows
2 21 (1.22%) UNIX
3 13 (0.75%) Windows 7
4 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.29%) Linux
7 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.058%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.058%) SUSE
8 1 (0.058%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (34.26%) Data Analysis
2 356 (20.67%) Migration
3 286 (16.61%) Data Migration
4 284 (16.49%) Data Modelling
5 202 (11.73%) Data Management
6 201 (11.67%) ETL
7 186 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
8 184 (10.69%) Business Analysis
9 170 (9.87%) Analytics
10 155 (9.00%) Data Mapping
11 140 (8.13%) Validation
12 131 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
13 129 (7.49%) Data Cleansing
14 111 (6.45%) Data Governance
15 95 (5.52%) Project Management
16 88 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
17 74 (4.30%) CRM
17 74 (4.30%) Data Validation
18 66 (3.83%) Logical Data Model
19 55 (3.19%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 749 (43.50%) SQL
2 120 (6.97%) VBA
3 77 (4.47%) T-SQL
4 43 (2.50%) VB
4 43 (2.50%) PL/SQL
5 39 (2.26%) Java
6 29 (1.68%) R
7 19 (1.10%) Python
8 14 (0.81%) C
9 12 (0.70%) VB.NET
10 11 (0.64%) MATLAB
11 10 (0.58%) C#
12 9 (0.52%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 4 (0.23%) VBScript
15 4 (0.23%) SAS Macro
16 3 (0.17%) Scala
16 3 (0.17%) Perl
16 3 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 94 (5.46%) Degree
2 34 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.10%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.81%) ISEB
5 10 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (0.58%) CCNA
6 6 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.23%) HND
7 4 (0.23%) CISSP
8 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.17%) HNC
8 3 (0.17%) CISMP
9 2 (0.12%) IIBA
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.12%) ACCA
9 2 (0.12%) CIMA
9 2 (0.12%) MBA
10 1 (0.058%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.058%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (10.69%) Data Quality
2 48 (2.79%) QA
3 35 (2.03%) Solvency II
4 9 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.52%) SLA
5 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
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%) COBIT
8 2 (0.12%) MiFID
8 2 (0.12%) GAAP
9 1 (0.058%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.058%) AIFMD
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%) Jitterbit
2 4 (0.23%) SCCM
3 3 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.17%) Control-M
4 2 (0.12%) Oozie
5 1 (0.058%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.058%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 239 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 158 (9.18%) Oracle
3 122 (7.08%) SAP
4 83 (4.82%) Business Objects
5 62 (3.60%) Tableau
6 44 (2.56%) Informatica
7 35 (2.03%) Cognos
8 28 (1.63%) Cisco
9 25 (1.45%) Teradata
10 21 (1.22%) IBM
11 17 (0.99%) GoldenSource
12 16 (0.93%) Talend
13 15 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (0.81%) Trillium
14 14 (0.81%) Google
15 12 (0.70%) HP
16 10 (0.58%) Alteryx
16 10 (0.58%) WorldPay
17 9 (0.52%) Bloomberg
18 8 (0.46%) Remedy
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