Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 161 147 207
Rank change year-on-year -14 +60 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,213 855 558
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.71% 1.84% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.98% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 562 393
10th Percentile £256 £226 £200
25th Percentile £363 £314 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £416 £400
Median % change year-on-year +14.11% +4.06% -5.88%
75th Percentile £550 £510 £488
90th Percentile £625 £607 £540
UK median daily rate £465 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +12.73% +3.13% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 76 26
10th Percentile £12.38 £11.25 £13.50
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.50 £15.55
Median hourly rate £22.69 £17.90 £20.11
Median % change year-on-year +26.76% -10.99% +11.72%
75th Percentile £35.00 £23.41 £22.74
90th Percentile - £28.00 £31.70
UK median hourly rate £22.38 £18.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.97% -9.00% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 66,181 43,120 40,728
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 92.78% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,213 29,818 27,418
10th Percentile £313 £288 £250
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £640 £588 £575
90th Percentile £743 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £466
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.00% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,821 1,458 1,447
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.40 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.50 £14.29 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%
75th Percentile £49.25 £43.75 £38.19
90th Percentile £64.75 £56.50 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £22.38 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.86% +17.76% +5.56%

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Data Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in England

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Data Analyst in England

Data Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Analyst in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Data Analyst in England

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Data Analyst in England

Data Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Analyst in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Analyst in England

Data Analyst
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 Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +8 748 £500 +11.11% 72
North of England -28 120 £425 +37.10% 12
South East -69 95 £436 +8.98% 15
Midlands -15 84 £400 - 13
North West -26 70 £400 +29.03% 5
South West +1 57 £413 -2.94% 9
West Midlands -33 54 £413 -1.49% 8
Yorkshire -27 40 £425 +21.43% 3
East of England -39 31 £420 +24.44% 6
East Midlands -11 30 £300 -14.29% 5
North East -2 10 £600 +121.61% 4
Data Analyst
UK

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, Data Analyst contract jobs required 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 featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 628 (51.77%) SQL
2 336 (27.70%) Data Analysis
3 327 (26.96%) Finance
4 315 (25.97%) Business Intelligence
5 288 (23.74%) Analytics
6 259 (21.35%) Analytical Skills
7 257 (21.19%) Social Skills
8 256 (21.10%) Data Modelling
9 250 (20.61%) Power Platform
10 249 (20.53%) Microsoft Excel
11 245 (20.20%) Power BI
12 211 (17.39%) Data Quality
13 198 (16.32%) Agile
14 185 (15.25%) Microsoft
15 180 (14.84%) Migration
16 173 (14.26%) Visualisation
17 171 (14.10%) Python
18 157 (12.94%) Tableau
19 138 (11.38%) ETL
20 133 (10.96%) Data Warehouse
21 130 (10.72%) Data Management
22 124 (10.22%) Data Migration
23 117 (9.65%) SQL Server
24 112 (9.23%) Decision-Making
24 112 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
25 109 (8.99%) Data Cleansing
26 108 (8.90%) Oracle
27 106 (8.74%) Data Visualisation
28 105 (8.66%) Degree
29 104 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management

Data Analyst Skill Set
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 27 (2.23%) SAS
2 26 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 11 (0.91%) Confluence
5 5 (0.41%) Apache
6 4 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.16%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.16%) CMS
7 2 (0.16%) IIS
8 1 (0.082%) Documentum
8 1 (0.082%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.082%) Moodle
Applications
1 249 (20.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (1.48%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.40%) Stata
7 13 (1.07%) SPSS
8 1 (0.082%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.082%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.24%) HiPortfolio
2 11 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (0.91%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 5 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.16%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 2 (0.16%) Maximo
5 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.16%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.16%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.16%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.082%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.082%) Eikon
6 1 (0.082%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 250 (20.61%) Power Platform
2 99 (8.16%) Azure
3 62 (5.11%) AWS
4 25 (2.06%) GCP
5 24 (1.98%) Collibra
6 22 (1.81%) Snowflake
7 19 (1.57%) SaaS
8 16 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
10 11 (0.91%) Microsoft 365
11 10 (0.82%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 10 (0.82%) Google Analytics
12 9 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
13 8 (0.66%) GitHub
13 8 (0.66%) Google Workspace
13 8 (0.66%) PaaS
13 8 (0.66%) Power Automate
14 7 (0.58%) Google Data Studio
14 7 (0.58%) Google Sheets
15 6 (0.49%) Alation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.58%) FTP
2 5 (0.41%) HTTP
3 2 (0.16%) Internet
3 2 (0.16%) SSL
4 1 (0.082%) 4G
4 1 (0.082%) 5G
4 1 (0.082%) DOCSIS
4 1 (0.082%) Intranet
4 1 (0.082%) Network Security
4 1 (0.082%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.082%) SD-WAN
4 1 (0.082%) VoIP
4 1 (0.082%) WAN
4 1 (0.082%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.082%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (20.20%) Power BI
2 157 (12.94%) Tableau
3 133 (10.96%) Data Warehouse
4 117 (9.65%) SQL Server
5 53 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 45 (3.71%) Relational Database
7 44 (3.63%) Metadata
8 38 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
9 37 (3.05%) Big Data
10 35 (2.89%) Data Lake
11 32 (2.64%) Data Mining
12 29 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 24 (1.98%) Hadoop
13 24 (1.98%) Qlik Sense
14 23 (1.90%) Looker
14 23 (1.90%) QlikView
15 20 (1.65%) Amazon Redshift
16 19 (1.57%) BigQuery
17 18 (1.48%) DataStage
18 15 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (3.22%) JIRA
2 14 (1.15%) ERwin
3 6 (0.49%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (0.49%) Toad
4 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.16%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.16%) RStudio
6 2 (0.16%) Subversion
7 1 (0.082%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.082%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.082%) GitLab
7 1 (0.082%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.082%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 327 (26.96%) Finance
2 259 (21.35%) Analytical Skills
3 257 (21.19%) Social Skills
4 97 (8.00%) Banking
5 81 (6.68%) Public Sector
6 53 (4.37%) Marketing
7 48 (3.96%) Presentation Skills
8 38 (3.13%) Retail
9 34 (2.80%) Telecoms
10 28 (2.31%) Investment Banking
10 28 (2.31%) Law
11 24 (1.98%) Manufacturing
12 22 (1.81%) Legal
13 19 (1.57%) Aerospace
14 17 (1.40%) Electronics
15 15 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 11 (0.91%) Documentation Skills
17 11 (0.91%) Front Office
17 11 (0.91%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.81%) JSON
2 17 (1.40%) XML
3 7 (0.58%) .NET
4 6 (0.49%) REST
4 6 (0.49%) Shiny
4 6 (0.49%) XSD
5 5 (0.41%) PySpark
6 4 (0.33%) NumPy
7 3 (0.25%) GraphQL
7 3 (0.25%) Kafka
7 3 (0.25%) Pandas
7 3 (0.25%) XSLT
8 2 (0.16%) ADO
8 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.16%) RAML
8 2 (0.16%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.16%) Web Services
9 1 (0.082%) CoreNLP
9 1 (0.082%) Matplotlib
9 1 (0.082%) PyTorch
Miscellaneous
1 36 (2.97%) NHS
2 35 (2.89%) Management Information System
3 33 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (2.31%) Legacy Systems
5 27 (2.23%) Reference Data
6 19 (1.57%) Data Structures
7 16 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (1.15%) Data Centre
9 12 (0.99%) Social Media
10 11 (0.91%) Taxonomies
11 10 (0.82%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.74%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.74%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.74%) FMCG
12 9 (0.74%) User Experience
13 6 (0.49%) Housing Association
13 6 (0.49%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.49%) Reinsurance
14 5 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
15 4 (0.33%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.25%) Windows
1 3 (0.25%) Windows 10
2 2 (0.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (27.70%) Data Analysis
2 315 (25.97%) Business Intelligence
3 288 (23.74%) Analytics
4 256 (21.10%) Data Modelling
5 198 (16.32%) Agile
6 180 (14.84%) Migration
7 173 (14.26%) Visualisation
8 138 (11.38%) ETL
9 130 (10.72%) Data Management
10 124 (10.22%) Data Migration
11 112 (9.23%) Decision-Making
11 112 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
12 109 (8.99%) Data Cleansing
13 106 (8.74%) Data Visualisation
14 104 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
15 100 (8.24%) Data Analytics
16 97 (8.00%) Data Governance
17 92 (7.58%) Business Analysis
18 72 (5.94%) Validation
19 70 (5.77%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 628 (51.77%) SQL
2 171 (14.10%) Python
3 92 (7.58%) R
4 35 (2.89%) VBA
5 32 (2.64%) T-SQL
6 15 (1.24%) C#
7 14 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 12 (0.99%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.66%) Java
10 6 (0.49%) PHP
11 4 (0.33%) C
11 4 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (0.33%) VBScript
12 3 (0.25%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.25%) Scala
12 3 (0.25%) SHACL
12 3 (0.25%) SPARQL
12 3 (0.25%) XPath
12 3 (0.25%) XQuery
13 2 (0.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 105 (8.66%) Degree
2 61 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 49 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.58%) CCENT
8 7 (0.58%) CCNA
8 7 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.58%) MCSA
8 7 (0.58%) MCSE
9 6 (0.49%) CISM
10 5 (0.41%) CISSP
10 5 (0.41%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.33%) PhD
12 3 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.25%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.16%) ACCA
13 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (17.39%) Data Quality
2 57 (4.70%) QA
3 24 (1.98%) GDPR
4 17 (1.40%) IFRS
5 11 (0.91%) IFRS 17
6 4 (0.33%) Accessibility
7 3 (0.25%) PMO
7 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.082%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.082%) EMIR
9 1 (0.082%) GAAP
9 1 (0.082%) GRC
9 1 (0.082%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.082%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.082%) MiFID
9 1 (0.082%) SLA
9 1 (0.082%) UCITS
9 1 (0.082%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (0.33%) HDFS
1 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.16%) Firmware
3 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.082%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (0.49%) CSIRT
2 4 (0.33%) Kibana
3 2 (0.16%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.16%) Oozie
3 2 (0.16%) SCCM
4 1 (0.082%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.082%) Control-M
4 1 (0.082%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.082%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.082%) Nessus
4 1 (0.082%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 185 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 108 (8.90%) Oracle
3 83 (6.84%) SAP
4 49 (4.04%) Google
5 44 (3.63%) Informatica
6 40 (3.30%) Alteryx
7 21 (1.73%) Databricks
8 15 (1.24%) SimCorp
8 15 (1.24%) TIBCO
8 15 (1.24%) Vermilion
9 14 (1.15%) Workday
10 13 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (0.99%) Adobe
11 12 (0.99%) IBM
12 11 (0.91%) Talend
13 8 (0.66%) Sybase
14 7 (0.58%) Cisco
14 7 (0.58%) Murex
14 7 (0.58%) Sparx
14 7 (0.58%) Varonis