Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 219 185 208
Rank change year-on-year -34 +23 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,170 1,331 1,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.28% 1.44% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.52% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 911 777
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £211 £225 £209
90th Percentile £550 £575 £553
UK median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 49 52
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.19 £18.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.70% -2.54% -4.21%
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.25 £11.42
90th Percentile £31.35 £38.00 £33.68
UK median hourly rate £19.68 £18.19 £18.85
% change year-on-year +8.16% -3.48% -3.36%

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 86,236 87,626 85,752
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.85% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,643 58,779 56,489
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.16%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £645 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,572 2,548 2,917
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +0.68% +2.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -20 577 £400 -4.19% 75
South East +5 243 £388 +6.90% 23
North of England -9 149 £375 +1.35% 24
Midlands -3 101 £343 -7.43% 18
Yorkshire +25 98 £400 +10.34% 13
West Midlands -8 78 £350 - 13
South West -47 52 £400 +12.68% 18
East of England -11 48 £463 +23.33% 7
North West -48 43 £375 - 10
East Midlands -1 22 £286 -23.73% 5
North East -10 8 £345 +15.00% 1
Data Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 569 (48.63%) SQL
2 397 (33.93%) Data Analysis
3 357 (30.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 322 (27.52%) Finance
5 277 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
6 249 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
7 208 (17.78%) Migration
8 198 (16.92%) Analytics
9 195 (16.67%) Data Modelling
10 193 (16.50%) Data Quality
11 164 (14.02%) Data Migration
12 159 (13.59%) ETL
13 146 (12.48%) Microsoft
14 140 (11.97%) Tableau
15 139 (11.88%) Data Management
16 132 (11.28%) SQL Server
17 129 (11.03%) Power BI
18 126 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
19 118 (10.09%) Data Warehouse
20 115 (9.83%) SAP
20 115 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
20 115 (9.83%) Visualisation
21 114 (9.74%) Data Mapping
22 112 (9.57%) Oracle
23 100 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
24 98 (8.38%) Banking
25 95 (8.12%) Data Science
26 93 (7.95%) Degree
27 88 (7.52%) Python
27 88 (7.52%) Data Cleansing

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 57 (4.87%) SAS
2 24 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.11%) MS Exchange
4 8 (0.68%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.60%) NServiceBus
6 6 (0.51%) Confluence
7 3 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.17%) Apache
9 1 (0.085%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.085%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.085%) IIS
9 1 (0.085%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.085%) WordPress
Applications
1 357 (30.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (3.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.94%) SPSS
6 10 (0.85%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.085%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.085%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.085%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.45%) SAP HR
2 15 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.28%) Markit EDM
2 15 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
3 13 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
3 13 (1.11%) Workday HCM
4 12 (1.03%) CSG Singleview
5 8 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
6 7 (0.60%) PolarLake
7 6 (0.51%) FastStats
8 5 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.43%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.26%) Actimize
9 3 (0.26%) assyst
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
4 18 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (1.28%) SaaS
6 13 (1.11%) Office 365
7 12 (1.03%) Adobe Analytics
7 12 (1.03%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.03%) Google Analytics
8 11 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
9 7 (0.60%) PaaS
10 6 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
11 4 (0.34%) Serverless
11 4 (0.34%) Veeva
12 3 (0.26%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.03%) Internet
2 6 (0.51%) SMS
3 2 (0.17%) Broadband
3 2 (0.17%) DNS
3 2 (0.17%) FTP
3 2 (0.17%) LAN
4 1 (0.085%) Firewall
4 1 (0.085%) Intranet
4 1 (0.085%) IPv4
4 1 (0.085%) MVNO
4 1 (0.085%) Skype
4 1 (0.085%) WAN
4 1 (0.085%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 129 (11.03%) Power BI
3 118 (10.09%) Data Warehouse
4 75 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 71 (6.07%) Relational Database
6 61 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 59 (5.04%) MS Access
8 49 (4.19%) BusinessObjects
9 47 (4.02%) QlikView
10 37 (3.16%) Data Mining
11 34 (2.91%) Big Data
12 21 (1.79%) Hadoop
13 20 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
13 20 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (1.54%) MySQL
15 17 (1.45%) RDBMS
16 16 (1.37%) Oracle Database
16 16 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
18 13 (1.11%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 20 (1.71%) JIRA
2 17 (1.45%) Toad
3 9 (0.77%) ERwin
4 8 (0.68%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.60%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.17%) LSMW
8 2 (0.17%) Selenium
9 1 (0.085%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.085%) ER Studio
9 1 (0.085%) Hudson
9 1 (0.085%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.085%) MSTest
9 1 (0.085%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.085%) WebDriver
General
1 322 (27.52%) Finance
2 98 (8.38%) Banking
3 76 (6.50%) Marketing
4 56 (4.79%) Retail
5 32 (2.74%) Legal
6 31 (2.65%) Front Office
7 25 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 23 (1.97%) Publishing
9 18 (1.54%) Back Office
10 17 (1.45%) Billing
11 14 (1.20%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.94%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.85%) Law
14 9 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.68%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.51%) Advertising
16 6 (0.51%) Automotive
16 6 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
16 6 (0.51%) German Language
16 6 (0.51%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.56%) Web Services
2 24 (2.05%) XML
3 12 (1.03%) .NET
4 9 (0.77%) REST
4 9 (0.77%) SOAP
5 8 (0.68%) NumPy
6 7 (0.60%) JSON
6 7 (0.60%) scikit-learn
6 7 (0.60%) SciPy
7 6 (0.51%) Regular Expression
8 5 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (0.43%) XML Schema
9 4 (0.34%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.34%) MDX
9 4 (0.34%) SAP Business Workflow
10 3 (0.26%) .NET Core
11 2 (0.17%) Apache NiFi
11 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.17%) Murex MxML
11 2 (0.17%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 277 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (2.91%) Data Structures
2 34 (2.91%) Reference Data
3 31 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.22%) Equities
6 25 (2.14%) NHS
7 24 (2.05%) Algorithms
8 22 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (1.54%) Fixed Income
10 15 (1.28%) Derivative
11 14 (1.20%) Taxonomies
12 13 (1.11%) Data Centre
13 12 (1.03%) FMCG
13 12 (1.03%) Life Science
13 12 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.94%) Linked Data
15 10 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (0.77%) User Experience
17 7 (0.60%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (1.79%) Windows
2 8 (0.68%) Linux
2 8 (0.68%) Windows Server
3 6 (0.51%) Windows 10
4 5 (0.43%) Unix
5 1 (0.085%) Solaris
5 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (33.93%) Data Analysis
2 249 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
3 208 (17.78%) Migration
4 198 (16.92%) Analytics
5 195 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 164 (14.02%) Data Migration
7 159 (13.59%) ETL
8 139 (11.88%) Data Management
9 126 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
10 115 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
10 115 (9.83%) Visualisation
11 114 (9.74%) Data Mapping
12 100 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 95 (8.12%) Data Science
14 88 (7.52%) Data Cleansing
15 80 (6.84%) Validation
16 69 (5.90%) Data Analytics
17 68 (5.81%) Business Analysis
18 67 (5.73%) Asset Management
19 65 (5.56%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 569 (48.63%) SQL
2 88 (7.52%) Python
3 66 (5.64%) VBA
4 60 (5.13%) R
5 40 (3.42%) T-SQL
6 26 (2.22%) Java
7 25 (2.14%) VB
8 24 (2.05%) PL/SQL
9 14 (1.20%) MATLAB
10 12 (1.03%) C
10 12 (1.03%) C#
10 12 (1.03%) JavaScript
11 11 (0.94%) C++
12 8 (0.68%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.51%) Ruby
14 5 (0.43%) Perl
15 4 (0.34%) ABAP
16 3 (0.26%) Scala
17 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 93 (7.95%) Degree
2 58 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.60%) PhD
7 5 (0.43%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.34%) ISEB
9 3 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.26%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.17%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.085%) ACCA
11 1 (0.085%) CIMA
11 1 (0.085%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (16.50%) Data Quality
2 49 (4.19%) GDPR
3 43 (3.68%) QA
4 26 (2.22%) SLA
5 11 (0.94%) PMO
6 6 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.34%) GxP
8 3 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.26%) Basel III
8 3 (0.26%) IFRS
9 2 (0.17%) CDISC
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.17%) MiFID
9 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.085%) EMIR
10 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.085%) SEPA
10 1 (0.085%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 14 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.60%) VMware Server
2 7 (0.60%) vSphere
2 7 (0.60%) XenApp
3 3 (0.26%) HDFS
4 1 (0.085%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (0.43%) Kibana
2 5 (0.43%) logstash
3 4 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.26%) SCCM
5 2 (0.17%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.17%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.085%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 146 (12.48%) Microsoft
2 140 (11.97%) Tableau
3 115 (9.83%) SAP
4 112 (9.57%) Oracle
5 31 (2.65%) Workday
6 30 (2.56%) Google
7 24 (2.05%) Teradata
8 20 (1.71%) Alteryx
9 19 (1.62%) Cognos
9 19 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (1.54%) Reuters
11 17 (1.45%) Adobe
11 17 (1.45%) Remedy
12 16 (1.37%) Informatica
13 12 (1.03%) Bloomberg
14 10 (0.85%) JD Edwards
15 9 (0.77%) IBM
15 9 (0.77%) ServiceNow
16 8 (0.68%) Talend
17 7 (0.60%) VMware