Period
to 9 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 227 178
Rank change year-on-year +48 -49 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,093 1,175 1,414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.48% 1.23% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.30% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 803 946
England median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £214
90th Percentile £550 £538 £580
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 57 49
England median hourly rate £19.31 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £9.62 £13.83 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.80 £40.75 £32.50
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £20.24 £17.75
% change year-on-year -5.24% +14.03% -11.25%

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 69,169 90,522 89,533
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 94.80% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,762 60,699 59,884
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,585 2,745 2,602
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% -2.41% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.81
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.37 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +7.60% -3.74% +3.89%

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in England

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Analyst in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analyst in England

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analyst in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analyst in England

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analyst in England

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analyst in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor 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 9 December 2019. 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 +56 517 £440 +10.00% 41
South East +15 183 £375 - 22
North of England +24 139 £375 +4.90% 27
South West +20 88 £425 +6.25% 8
East of England +63 83 £369 -20.27% 12
Midlands +44 77 £350 +7.69% 20
North West +48 72 £338 -3.57% 16
West Midlands +24 56 £348 +3.73% 13
Yorkshire -13 46 £400 +6.67% 8
North East +41 21 £415 +27.69% 3
East Midlands +22 21 £400 +37.69% 7
Data Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, Data Analyst contract jobs required the following IT 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.

1 458 (41.90%) SQL
2 318 (29.09%) Data Analysis
3 300 (27.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 294 (26.90%) Finance
5 284 (25.98%) Business Intelligence
6 271 (24.79%) Analytical Skills
7 243 (22.23%) Analytics
8 198 (18.12%) Data Modelling
9 191 (17.47%) Migration
10 184 (16.83%) Data Quality
11 165 (15.10%) Power BI
11 165 (15.10%) Power Platform
12 160 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
13 146 (13.36%) Microsoft
14 137 (12.53%) Tableau
15 135 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
16 129 (11.80%) Data Migration
17 127 (11.62%) Data Management
18 124 (11.34%) ETL
19 120 (10.98%) Python
19 120 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
20 116 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
21 105 (9.61%) Visualisation
22 97 (8.87%) SAP
23 95 (8.69%) SQL Server
24 94 (8.60%) Data Mapping
25 91 (8.33%) Degree
26 88 (8.05%) Data Cleansing
27 86 (7.87%) Data Governance
28 84 (7.69%) Data Analytics

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 56 (5.12%) SAS
2 31 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.83%) Confluence
4 15 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.01%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.091%) Apache
8 1 (0.091%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.091%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.091%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.091%) Luigi
8 1 (0.091%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.091%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 300 (27.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (5.67%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (4.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.65%) SPSS
5 13 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (1.01%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.55%) Stata
8 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.28%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (1.01%) SAP MDG
3 10 (0.91%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.64%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.46%) PolarLake
9 3 (0.27%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.27%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.27%) Primavera
9 3 (0.27%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.18%) BPCS
10 2 (0.18%) Maximo
10 2 (0.18%) SAP APO
10 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.18%) SAP R/3
10 2 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 165 (15.10%) Power Platform
2 63 (5.76%) Azure
3 46 (4.21%) AWS
4 32 (2.93%) GCP
5 23 (2.10%) Google Analytics
6 21 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (1.28%) Office 365
8 9 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.64%) Google Sheets
9 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Flow
9 7 (0.64%) PowerApps
10 6 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.46%) AdWords
12 4 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 3 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
13 3 (0.27%) Serverless
14 2 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.55%) Broadband
2 4 (0.37%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.27%) FTP
3 3 (0.27%) Internet
4 2 (0.18%) Skype
5 1 (0.091%) 2G
5 1 (0.091%) 3G
5 1 (0.091%) Firewall
5 1 (0.091%) LAN
5 1 (0.091%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.091%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.091%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (15.10%) Power BI
2 135 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
3 95 (8.69%) SQL Server
4 53 (4.85%) Relational Database
5 52 (4.76%) Big Data
6 47 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 33 (3.02%) Hadoop
8 33 (3.02%) QlikView
9 28 (2.56%) Data Mining
10 24 (2.20%) RDBMS
11 22 (2.01%) NoSQL
12 19 (1.74%) Amazon Redshift
12 19 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (1.65%) BigQuery
14 17 (1.56%) MySQL
15 16 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
16 15 (1.37%) MS Access
17 13 (1.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 12 (1.10%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 38 (3.48%) JIRA
2 6 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.37%) ERwin
4 4 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.27%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.18%) LSMW
6 2 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.091%) Ant
7 1 (0.091%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.091%) GitLab
7 1 (0.091%) Maven
7 1 (0.091%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.091%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.091%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.091%) RStudio
7 1 (0.091%) Subversion
7 1 (0.091%) Visual Studio
General
1 294 (26.90%) Finance
2 66 (6.04%) Banking
3 60 (5.49%) Public Sector
4 36 (3.29%) Marketing
5 31 (2.84%) Retail
6 30 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.83%) Legal
7 20 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.19%) Billing
10 12 (1.10%) Front Office
11 11 (1.01%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.91%) Back Office
12 10 (0.91%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.82%) German Language
14 8 (0.73%) Advertising
15 7 (0.64%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.55%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.55%) Publishing
17 5 (0.46%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.57%) XML
2 12 (1.10%) Kafka
3 10 (0.91%) JSON
3 10 (0.91%) Web Services
4 9 (0.82%) JDBC
5 6 (0.55%) .NET
5 6 (0.55%) Pandas
6 3 (0.27%) HTML
6 3 (0.27%) PySpark
7 2 (0.18%) COM
7 2 (0.18%) D3.js
7 2 (0.18%) FpML
7 2 (0.18%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (0.18%) Node.js
7 2 (0.18%) PostGIS
7 2 (0.18%) XSD
8 1 (0.091%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.091%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.091%) jQuery
8 1 (0.091%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 271 (24.79%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.75%) Reference Data
3 33 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.84%) Data Structures
5 24 (2.20%) Algorithms
5 24 (2.20%) NHS
6 22 (2.01%) Analytical Mindset
7 16 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.28%) User Experience
9 12 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (0.91%) Credit Risk
11 9 (0.82%) Social Media
12 8 (0.73%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.64%) Equities
13 7 (0.64%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.64%) FMCG
13 7 (0.64%) Life Science
13 7 (0.64%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.64%) Taxonomies
14 6 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (1.10%) Windows
2 10 (0.91%) Linux
3 7 (0.64%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.091%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (29.09%) Data Analysis
2 284 (25.98%) Business Intelligence
3 243 (22.23%) Analytics
4 198 (18.12%) Data Modelling
5 191 (17.47%) Migration
6 160 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
7 129 (11.80%) Data Migration
8 127 (11.62%) Data Management
9 124 (11.34%) ETL
10 120 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 116 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
12 105 (9.61%) Visualisation
13 94 (8.60%) Data Mapping
14 88 (8.05%) Data Cleansing
15 86 (7.87%) Data Governance
16 84 (7.69%) Data Analytics
17 66 (6.04%) Data Visualisation
18 64 (5.86%) Validation
19 62 (5.67%) Business Analysis
20 55 (5.03%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 458 (41.90%) SQL
2 120 (10.98%) Python
3 75 (6.86%) R
4 43 (3.93%) VBA
5 32 (2.93%) T-SQL
6 15 (1.37%) C
7 13 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 13 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.01%) Scala
9 9 (0.82%) Java
10 7 (0.64%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.46%) C++
12 4 (0.37%) VB
13 3 (0.27%) C#
14 2 (0.18%) AWK
14 2 (0.18%) Perl
14 2 (0.18%) PHP
14 2 (0.18%) Ruby
14 2 (0.18%) SOQL
14 2 (0.18%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 91 (8.33%) Degree
2 48 (4.39%) Security Cleared
3 31 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.01%) ISEB
4 11 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
5 10 (0.91%) HND
6 9 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.73%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.55%) PMP
9 5 (0.46%) CIMA
9 5 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.46%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.27%) CIPFA
11 2 (0.18%) ACCA
11 2 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.091%) CIPD
12 1 (0.091%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (16.83%) Data Quality
2 44 (4.03%) GDPR
3 42 (3.84%) QA
4 11 (1.01%) IFRS
4 11 (1.01%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.91%) PMO
5 10 (0.91%) SLA
6 5 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.27%) HL7
7 3 (0.27%) MiFID
8 2 (0.18%) Basel III
8 2 (0.18%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.091%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.091%) Basel II
9 1 (0.091%) COREP
9 1 (0.091%) Dublin Core
9 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.091%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.091%) PSD2
9 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (0.82%) Apache Flume
2 7 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.37%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (0.73%) Kibana
2 1 (0.091%) Control-M
2 1 (0.091%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 146 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 137 (12.53%) Tableau
3 97 (8.87%) SAP
4 78 (7.14%) Oracle
5 63 (5.76%) Google
6 26 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (1.83%) Alteryx
8 19 (1.74%) Informatica
9 17 (1.56%) MicroStrategy
10 15 (1.37%) Cognos
11 13 (1.19%) IBM
12 9 (0.82%) JD Edwards
13 8 (0.73%) Cloudera
13 8 (0.73%) Talend
14 7 (0.64%) Workday
15 6 (0.55%) Adobe
15 6 (0.55%) Bloomberg
15 6 (0.55%) Facebook
15 6 (0.55%) Remedy
15 6 (0.55%) Splunk