Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 123 142
Rank change year-on-year +31 +19 +19
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 1,774 576 1,439
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.59% 2.07% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 2.36% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,176 385 946
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.15%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £568
90th Percentile £713 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 28 32
10th Percentile £12.25 £16.45 £9.52
25th Percentile £16.43 £20.50 £10.85
Median hourly rate £19.52 £34.25 £16.88
Median % change year-on-year -43.01% +102.96% -25.00%
75th Percentile £26.50 £51.75 £26.26
90th Percentile £49.50 £57.17 £44.88
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 £16.88
% change year-on-year -24.53% +57.04% -25.00%

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 61,078 24,377 67,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.32% 87.43% 87.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,018 16,807 45,771
10th Percentile £318 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £381 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.28%
75th Percentile £625 £583 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,502 703 1,909
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.80 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.01 £25.33 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.21% +12.58% +12.50%
75th Percentile £48.94 £45.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £63.48 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.00% +11.11% +12.50%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 28 October 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 +27 1,017 £525 +6.86% 178
South East +53 270 £480 +9.71% 60
North of England +5 153 £450 +11.25% 53
Midlands +1 137 £438 - 48
North West +16 109 £450 +11.25% 34
West Midlands -26 84 £450 +1.12% 29
South West -14 65 £475 +2.98% 32
East Midlands +4 52 £425 +14.25% 19
East of England -43 42 £425 -10.53% 32
Yorkshire -17 39 £450 +16.13% 14
North East -3 8 £455 +1.11% 5
Data Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 717 (40.42%) SQL
2 610 (34.39%) Finance
3 553 (31.17%) Social Skills
4 399 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
5 396 (22.32%) Analytics
6 393 (22.15%) Analytical Skills
7 391 (22.04%) Data Modelling
8 382 (21.53%) Business Intelligence
9 322 (18.15%) Microsoft Excel
10 282 (15.90%) Power Platform
11 281 (15.84%) Python
12 276 (15.56%) Power BI
13 268 (15.11%) Visualisation
14 263 (14.83%) Microsoft
15 251 (14.15%) Azure
16 228 (12.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 207 (11.67%) Migration
17 207 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
18 205 (11.56%) Banking
19 204 (11.50%) Data Warehouse
20 189 (10.65%) ETL
21 188 (10.60%) Business Analysis
22 180 (10.15%) Data Management
23 179 (10.09%) Data Architecture
24 170 (9.58%) SQL Server
25 169 (9.53%) Data Quality
26 166 (9.36%) Data Visualisation
27 163 (9.19%) Degree
28 156 (8.79%) Project Management
29 148 (8.34%) Tableau

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 79 (4.45%) Apache Spark
2 53 (2.99%) Confluence
3 39 (2.20%) SAS
3 39 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 15 (0.85%) Jupyter
5 13 (0.73%) Apache
6 11 (0.62%) Appian
6 11 (0.62%) CMS
7 10 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (0.51%) IIS
9 8 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.23%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.23%) Moodle
11 3 (0.17%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.11%) Drupal
12 2 (0.11%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.11%) R Markdown
12 2 (0.11%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.056%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 322 (18.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 95 (5.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 74 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
4 34 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.13%) Adobe XD
6 18 (1.01%) Sketch
6 18 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (1.01%) Stata
7 16 (0.90%) InVision
7 16 (0.90%) Zeplin
8 14 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
9 13 (0.73%) SPSS
10 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.056%) Figma
12 1 (0.056%) Marvel
12 1 (0.056%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (0.68%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
5 7 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle FAH
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.28%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.23%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.23%) ResourceLink
8 4 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.23%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 282 (15.90%) Power Platform
2 251 (14.15%) Azure
3 99 (5.58%) AWS
4 38 (2.14%) Collibra
5 36 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
5 36 (2.03%) GCP
6 34 (1.92%) Google Analytics
7 33 (1.86%) Azure Data Factory
7 33 (1.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 27 (1.52%) GitHub
9 24 (1.35%) Microsoft 365
10 21 (1.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 21 (1.18%) SaaS
11 20 (1.13%) Serverless
12 19 (1.07%) Snowflake
13 18 (1.01%) PowerApps
14 16 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
15 15 (0.85%) Azure Logic Apps
16 12 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
16 12 (0.68%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.85%) Network Security
2 14 (0.79%) Internet
3 12 (0.68%) WAN
4 10 (0.56%) DNS
5 8 (0.45%) HTTP
6 6 (0.34%) DHCP
6 6 (0.34%) Firewall
6 6 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (0.28%) 3GPP
7 5 (0.28%) 802.11
7 5 (0.28%) LAN
7 5 (0.28%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.28%) VPN
8 4 (0.23%) IGMP
8 4 (0.23%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.17%) Broadband
10 2 (0.11%) DSL
10 2 (0.11%) Modbus
10 2 (0.11%) Skype
10 2 (0.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (15.56%) Power BI
2 204 (11.50%) Data Warehouse
3 170 (9.58%) SQL Server
4 148 (8.34%) Tableau
5 110 (6.20%) Big Data
6 96 (5.41%) Data Lake
7 95 (5.36%) Metadata
8 70 (3.95%) Relational Database
9 63 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 59 (3.33%) Hadoop
11 52 (2.93%) Metadata Repository
12 51 (2.87%) Data Mining
13 45 (2.54%) QlikView
14 42 (2.37%) Apache Hive
15 33 (1.86%) Oracle Database
15 33 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 30 (1.69%) NoSQL
17 29 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 22 (1.24%) Qlik Sense
19 21 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 85 (4.79%) JIRA
2 68 (3.83%) PowerDesigner
3 38 (2.14%) ERwin
4 37 (2.09%) Git (software)
5 28 (1.58%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.18%) Axure RP
7 15 (0.85%) kappa
8 11 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.34%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.28%) Subversion
13 4 (0.23%) CircleCI
13 4 (0.23%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.23%) Karma Test Runner
13 4 (0.23%) Moq
13 4 (0.23%) NUnit
13 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.17%) Cucumber
15 2 (0.11%) Bitbucket
General
1 610 (34.39%) Finance
2 553 (31.17%) Social Skills
3 393 (22.15%) Analytical Skills
4 205 (11.56%) Banking
5 141 (7.95%) Marketing
5 141 (7.95%) Public Sector
6 114 (6.43%) Presentation Skills
7 69 (3.89%) Telecoms
8 65 (3.66%) Investment Banking
9 64 (3.61%) Influencing Skills
10 60 (3.38%) Manufacturing
11 51 (2.87%) Retail
12 44 (2.48%) Electronics
13 37 (2.09%) Legal
14 36 (2.03%) Front Office
15 29 (1.63%) Organisational Skills
16 26 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
17 23 (1.30%) Documentation Skills
18 19 (1.07%) Law
19 14 (0.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 830 (46.79%) Analyst
2 431 (24.30%) Data Analyst
3 276 (15.56%) Business Analyst
4 180 (10.15%) Architect
5 176 (9.92%) Developer
6 146 (8.23%) Data Architect
7 94 (5.30%) Data Engineer
8 71 (4.00%) Data Modeller
9 68 (3.83%) Data Business Analyst
10 59 (3.33%) Pensions Analyst
11 58 (3.27%) Consultant
12 55 (3.10%) Data Scientist
12 55 (3.10%) Financial Analyst
13 50 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
14 49 (2.76%) SQL Analyst
15 46 (2.59%) Banking Analyst
16 44 (2.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 41 (2.31%) Designer
18 40 (2.25%) Report Analyst
19 38 (2.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.61%) .NET
2 45 (2.54%) .NET Framework
3 43 (2.42%) XML
4 37 (2.09%) Web Services
5 28 (1.58%) REST
6 27 (1.52%) JSON
7 24 (1.35%) HTML
8 23 (1.30%) Kafka
8 23 (1.30%) Pandas
8 23 (1.30%) Shiny
9 20 (1.13%) TensorFlow
9 20 (1.13%) WPF
10 19 (1.07%) D3.js
10 19 (1.07%) Velocity
11 17 (0.96%) NumPy
12 15 (0.85%) Apache NiFi
12 15 (0.85%) CSS
12 15 (0.85%) scikit-learn
13 13 (0.73%) ODBC
13 13 (0.73%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 68 (3.83%) Management Information System
2 66 (3.72%) User Experience
3 58 (3.27%) Algorithms
4 54 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (2.37%) Reference Data
5 42 (2.37%) Virtual Team
6 35 (1.97%) Data Structures
7 27 (1.52%) Social Media
8 25 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
9 24 (1.35%) Derivative
9 24 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 23 (1.30%) Legacy Systems
11 22 (1.24%) NHS
12 21 (1.18%) Equities
13 20 (1.13%) Analytical Mindset
13 20 (1.13%) Fixed Income
14 15 (0.85%) Taxonomies
15 14 (0.79%) Credit Risk
16 9 (0.51%) Market Risk
17 8 (0.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 73 (4.11%) Windows
2 40 (2.25%) Unix
3 36 (2.03%) Linux
4 7 (0.39%) Android
4 7 (0.39%) Apple iOS
4 7 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (0.39%) Windows 10
4 7 (0.39%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
5 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.28%) Windows Vista
6 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.17%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.056%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (22.32%) Analytics
3 391 (22.04%) Data Modelling
4 382 (21.53%) Business Intelligence
5 268 (15.11%) Visualisation
6 228 (12.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 207 (11.67%) Migration
7 207 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
8 189 (10.65%) ETL
9 188 (10.60%) Business Analysis
10 180 (10.15%) Data Management
11 179 (10.09%) Data Architecture
12 166 (9.36%) Data Visualisation
13 156 (8.79%) Project Management
14 145 (8.17%) DevOps
15 139 (7.84%) Data Science
16 138 (7.78%) Scrum
17 128 (7.22%) Decision-Making
18 127 (7.16%) Data Governance
19 121 (6.82%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 717 (40.42%) SQL
2 281 (15.84%) Python
3 119 (6.71%) R
4 88 (4.96%) VBA
5 80 (4.51%) C#
6 58 (3.27%) T-SQL
7 57 (3.21%) Java
8 45 (2.54%) JavaScript
9 34 (1.92%) VB
10 33 (1.86%) Scala
11 28 (1.58%) VB.NET
12 26 (1.47%) C++
12 26 (1.47%) PL/SQL
13 25 (1.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 24 (1.35%) C
15 20 (1.13%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.01%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.51%) Kotlin
18 8 (0.45%) TypeScript
19 7 (0.39%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 163 (9.19%) Degree
2 120 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 87 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.01%) CIMA
5 17 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (0.79%) Master's Degree
7 10 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.51%) PMP
9 8 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.45%) MCP
9 8 (0.45%) Postgraduate
10 5 (0.28%) CISM
10 5 (0.28%) CISSP
10 5 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.28%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.23%) MBA
11 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (9.53%) Data Quality
2 123 (6.93%) QA
3 71 (4.00%) GDPR
4 31 (1.75%) PMO
5 29 (1.63%) MiFID
6 27 (1.52%) IFRS
7 24 (1.35%) EMIR
8 23 (1.30%) Accessibility
9 21 (1.18%) GAAP
10 13 (0.73%) SLA
11 7 (0.39%) COREP
12 6 (0.34%) FINREP
13 4 (0.23%) Basel III
13 4 (0.23%) CDISC
14 3 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
14 3 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.17%) FATCA
14 3 (0.17%) NIST
14 3 (0.17%) WCAG
15 2 (0.11%) GRC
System Software
1 20 (1.13%) Docker
2 15 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.79%) HDFS
4 6 (0.34%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (1.30%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.01%) Ansible
2 18 (1.01%) Terraform
3 10 (0.56%) Oozie
4 9 (0.51%) Kibana
5 8 (0.45%) Control-M
6 5 (0.28%) Grafana
6 5 (0.28%) SCCM
7 3 (0.17%) Kubeflow
7 3 (0.17%) Nessus
7 3 (0.17%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.056%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.056%) Endace
9 1 (0.056%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.056%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.056%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.056%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 1 (0.056%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 263 (14.83%) Microsoft
2 115 (6.48%) SAP
3 114 (6.43%) Oracle
4 78 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
5 64 (3.61%) Google
6 61 (3.44%) BiZZdesign
7 55 (3.10%) Databricks
8 53 (2.99%) Adobe
9 47 (2.65%) Alteryx
10 45 (2.54%) Sparx
11 38 (2.14%) Informatica
12 36 (2.03%) Remedy
13 27 (1.52%) IBM
14 17 (0.96%) CA
15 15 (0.85%) Ab Initio
15 15 (0.85%) ServiceNow
16 14 (0.79%) Atlassian
16 14 (0.79%) Citrix
17 13 (0.73%) MicroStrategy
18 10 (0.56%) MuleSoft