Period
to 24 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Data Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Analysis over the 6 months to 24 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Analysis
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 104 136 147
Rank change year-on-year +32 +11 +12
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1,216 703 1,566
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.40% 1.89% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 2.19% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 455 1,041
10th Percentile £306 £265 £263
25th Percentile £385 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £445 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £688 £633 £630
UK median daily rate £475 £429 £450
% change year-on-year +10.85% -4.78% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 34 36
10th Percentile £13.26 £16.50 £9.65
25th Percentile £19.61 £17.83 £11.83
Median hourly rate £24.04 £20.56 £16.39
Median % change year-on-year +16.91% +25.48% -34.23%
75th Percentile £31.43 £32.13 £25.24
90th Percentile £48.63 £35.45 £43.50
UK median hourly rate £24.04 £20.11 £16.67
% change year-on-year +19.54% +20.64% -33.09%

Data Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 44,670 32,101 72,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.18% 86.34% 87.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,761 21,811 49,159
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
25th Percentile £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,335 851 1,849
10th Percentile £11.88 £12.50 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.80 £14.60
Median hourly rate £24.35 £22.50 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year +8.22% -1.88% +9.19%
75th Percentile £46.50 £45.96 £45.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.67 £22.92
% change year-on-year +10.27% -1.06% +14.58%

Data Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Data Analysis as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analysis in England

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Analysis in England.

Daily rate trend for Data Analysis in England

Data Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Analysis in England over the 6 months to 24 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Analysis in England

Data Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Analysis in England.

Hourly rate trend for Data Analysis in England

Data Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Analysis in England over the 6 months to 24 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Analysis in England

Data Analysis
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analysis within the England region over the 6 months to 24 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 673 £525 +10.53% 126
South East +33 177 £474 +11.41% 47
North of England +21 119 £400 +11.11% 71
North West +27 82 £375 - 34
Midlands -1 82 £400 -5.88% 31
South West +35 48 £438 -5.41% 12
West Midlands -26 47 £413 -2.94% 19
East Midlands +17 34 £390 -2.50% 12
East of England -23 34 £338 -28.95% 25
Yorkshire 0 32 £425 +26.87% 23
North East +15 7 £450 +38.46% 14
Data Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Data Analysis.

1 487 (40.05%) SQL
2 403 (33.14%) Finance
3 343 (28.21%) Social Skills
4 341 (28.04%) Analytics
5 294 (24.18%) Data Modelling
6 277 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
7 275 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
8 258 (21.22%) Business Intelligence
9 248 (20.39%) Python
10 221 (18.17%) Microsoft Excel
11 217 (17.85%) Visualisation
12 199 (16.37%) Problem-Solving
13 196 (16.12%) Azure
14 180 (14.80%) Power Platform
15 177 (14.56%) Power BI
16 163 (13.40%) Migration
17 143 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
18 141 (11.60%) Data Science
19 135 (11.10%) ETL
20 133 (10.94%) Microsoft
21 129 (10.61%) Data Management
22 128 (10.53%) Data Architecture
23 124 (10.20%) Business Analysis
24 122 (10.03%) Data Visualisation
24 122 (10.03%) Tableau
25 119 (9.79%) Data Quality
26 111 (9.13%) Machine Learning
27 108 (8.88%) R
28 104 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
29 103 (8.47%) Big Data

Data Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 48 (3.95%) Apache Spark
2 33 (2.71%) Confluence
3 19 (1.56%) SAS
4 18 (1.48%) Jupyter
5 15 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.15%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (0.82%) Apache
8 5 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.33%) Moodle
10 3 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.25%) Ethereum
10 3 (0.25%) Mule
10 3 (0.25%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.16%) Appian
11 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.16%) TPMS
12 1 (0.082%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.082%) Apache Qpid
12 1 (0.082%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.082%) IIS
Applications
1 221 (18.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
3 65 (5.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (2.55%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.81%) Sketch
6 19 (1.56%) Adobe XD
6 19 (1.56%) InVision
6 19 (1.56%) Zeplin
7 14 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.58%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.49%) SPSS
11 5 (0.41%) Figma
12 4 (0.33%) Stata
13 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.082%) Maya
13 1 (0.082%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 15 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.82%) NetSuite
2 10 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
4 8 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle FAH
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (0.41%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle AGIS
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.25%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 196 (16.12%) Azure
2 180 (14.80%) Power Platform
3 94 (7.73%) AWS
4 34 (2.80%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 28 (2.30%) Serverless
6 27 (2.22%) Azure Data Factory
7 25 (2.06%) GCP
8 22 (1.81%) Google Analytics
9 20 (1.64%) PaaS
10 19 (1.56%) SaaS
11 15 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (1.23%) PowerApps
12 14 (1.15%) iPaaS
13 12 (0.99%) GitHub
13 12 (0.99%) Microsoft 365
14 11 (0.90%) Adobe Analytics
14 11 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
15 9 (0.74%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.74%) Snowflake
15 9 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.90%) HTTP
2 6 (0.49%) Internet
2 6 (0.49%) Network Security
3 5 (0.41%) Intranet
3 5 (0.41%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.33%) DNS
4 4 (0.33%) Skype
5 3 (0.25%) DHCP
5 3 (0.25%) FTP
5 3 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (0.25%) SAN
5 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.16%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.16%) 802.11
6 2 (0.16%) LAN
6 2 (0.16%) VPN
6 2 (0.16%) WAN
7 1 (0.082%) DSL
7 1 (0.082%) Firewall
7 1 (0.082%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (14.56%) Power BI
2 143 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 122 (10.03%) Tableau
4 103 (8.47%) Big Data
5 88 (7.24%) SQL Server
6 76 (6.25%) Data Lake
7 56 (4.61%) Relational Database
8 55 (4.52%) Data Mining
9 32 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (2.38%) Hadoop
11 26 (2.14%) QlikView
12 25 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
14 22 (1.81%) Tableau Desktop
14 22 (1.81%) Tableau Server
15 18 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (1.32%) NoSQL
18 13 (1.07%) MS Access
19 12 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 63 (5.18%) JIRA
2 48 (3.95%) PowerDesigner
3 45 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.89%) ERwin
5 22 (1.81%) kappa
6 21 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
7 19 (1.56%) Axure RP
8 9 (0.74%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.49%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.49%) Maven
10 5 (0.41%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.41%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.41%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (0.41%) Moq
10 5 (0.41%) NUnit
10 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.33%) GitLab
11 4 (0.33%) Toad
11 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 403 (33.14%) Finance
2 343 (28.21%) Social Skills
3 277 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (8.31%) Marketing
5 99 (8.14%) Banking
6 93 (7.65%) Public Sector
7 84 (6.91%) Presentation Skills
8 55 (4.52%) Telecoms
9 44 (3.62%) Manufacturing
10 38 (3.13%) Front Office
11 35 (2.88%) Electronics
12 33 (2.71%) Influencing Skills
13 31 (2.55%) Retail
14 27 (2.22%) Legal
15 26 (2.14%) Investment Banking
16 19 (1.56%) Documentation Skills
17 16 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
18 13 (1.07%) Billing
19 10 (0.82%) Financial Institution
20 9 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 570 (46.88%) Analyst
2 301 (24.75%) Data Analyst
3 177 (14.56%) Business Analyst
4 114 (9.38%) Architect
5 113 (9.29%) Developer
6 101 (8.31%) Data Architect
7 81 (6.66%) Data Scientist
8 75 (6.17%) Data Engineer
9 57 (4.69%) Data Modeller
10 56 (4.61%) Data Business Analyst
11 52 (4.28%) SQL Analyst
12 44 (3.62%) Consultant
12 44 (3.62%) SQL Data Analyst
13 37 (3.04%) Business Data Analyst
14 34 (2.80%) Financial Analyst
15 29 (2.38%) Designer
15 29 (2.38%) Senior Data Scientist
15 29 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
16 28 (2.30%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 27 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (4.19%) .NET
2 33 (2.71%) XML
3 32 (2.63%) Web Services
4 21 (1.73%) HTML
4 21 (1.73%) TensorFlow
5 20 (1.64%) Shiny
6 19 (1.56%) D3.js
6 19 (1.56%) Kafka
6 19 (1.56%) NumPy
7 15 (1.23%) Spring
8 14 (1.15%) JSON
8 14 (1.15%) Pandas
9 13 (1.07%) PyTorch
10 12 (0.99%) RESTful
10 12 (0.99%) scikit-learn
11 11 (0.90%) AngularJS
12 10 (0.82%) .NET Framework
13 9 (0.74%) .NET Core
13 9 (0.74%) PySpark
14 8 (0.66%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 73 (6.00%) Algorithms
2 63 (5.18%) Management Information System
3 56 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
4 53 (4.36%) User Experience
5 34 (2.80%) Social Media
6 33 (2.71%) Data Structures
7 32 (2.63%) Reference Data
7 32 (2.63%) Virtual Team
8 30 (2.47%) Fixed Income
9 24 (1.97%) NHS
10 21 (1.73%) Analytical Mindset
11 20 (1.64%) Equities
12 16 (1.32%) Derivative
13 10 (0.82%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.74%) Credit Risk
14 9 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
14 9 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.74%) Reinsurance
15 8 (0.66%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 45 (3.70%) Windows
2 27 (2.22%) Linux
3 17 (1.40%) Unix
4 11 (0.90%) Android
4 11 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.49%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.41%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.33%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.082%) CentOS
10 1 (0.082%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (28.04%) Analytics
2 294 (24.18%) Data Modelling
3 275 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
4 258 (21.22%) Business Intelligence
5 217 (17.85%) Visualisation
6 199 (16.37%) Problem-Solving
7 163 (13.40%) Migration
8 141 (11.60%) Data Science
9 135 (11.10%) ETL
10 129 (10.61%) Data Management
11 128 (10.53%) Data Architecture
12 124 (10.20%) Business Analysis
13 122 (10.03%) Data Visualisation
14 111 (9.13%) Machine Learning
15 104 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 100 (8.22%) Requirements Gathering
17 93 (7.65%) DevOps
18 89 (7.32%) Decision-Making
19 88 (7.24%) Data Governance
19 88 (7.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 487 (40.05%) SQL
2 248 (20.39%) Python
3 108 (8.88%) R
4 50 (4.11%) VBA
5 41 (3.37%) Java
6 30 (2.47%) T-SQL
7 27 (2.22%) Scala
8 24 (1.97%) JavaScript
9 22 (1.81%) C#
9 22 (1.81%) PowerShell
10 19 (1.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 13 (1.07%) C++
12 12 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.90%) C
14 9 (0.74%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.33%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.33%) Kotlin
16 4 (0.33%) VB
16 4 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (7.65%) Degree
2 78 (6.41%) Security Cleared
3 63 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.74%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.41%) PMP
10 4 (0.33%) MCP
10 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.33%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.25%) CISM
11 3 (0.25%) CISSP
11 3 (0.25%) ISEB
11 3 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (9.79%) Data Quality
2 54 (4.44%) QA
3 34 (2.80%) GDPR
4 18 (1.48%) Accessibility
4 18 (1.48%) PMO
5 12 (0.99%) MiFID
6 11 (0.90%) SLA
7 10 (0.82%) WCAG
8 7 (0.58%) EMIR
9 6 (0.49%) IFRS
10 3 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.16%) FATCA
11 2 (0.16%) HL7
11 2 (0.16%) NCSC
12 1 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.082%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.082%) NIST
12 1 (0.082%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (1.73%) Docker
2 17 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.33%) HDFS
4 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.082%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.082%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.082%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (1.40%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.07%) Ansible
3 5 (0.41%) Control-M
3 5 (0.41%) Kibana
3 5 (0.41%) SCCM
3 5 (0.41%) Terraform
4 1 (0.082%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.082%) Grafana
4 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.082%) Nessus
4 1 (0.082%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.082%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.082%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.082%) Puppet
4 1 (0.082%) SCOM
4 1 (0.082%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.082%) vRealize
4 1 (0.082%) WSUS
4 1 (0.082%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 133 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 89 (7.32%) SAP
3 81 (6.66%) Oracle
4 55 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
5 47 (3.87%) BiZZdesign
6 45 (3.70%) Databricks
7 43 (3.54%) Google
8 38 (3.13%) Adobe
9 34 (2.80%) Remedy
10 30 (2.47%) Alteryx
11 25 (2.06%) Informatica
12 22 (1.81%) MuleSoft
13 18 (1.48%) Sparx
14 17 (1.40%) IBM
14 17 (1.40%) ServiceNow
15 16 (1.32%) Workday
16 8 (0.66%) Dell
17 7 (0.58%) Atlassian
18 6 (0.49%) Splunk
18 6 (0.49%) Talend