Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 208 182
Rank change year-on-year +21 -26 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,317 1,126 1,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.44% 1.27% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.34% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 767 923
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £205 £187
90th Percentile £575 £559 £525
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 50 71
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.67 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.56% -1.76% +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.03 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.00 £33.75 £28.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.85 £19.49
% change year-on-year -4.48% -3.28% +14.62%

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 86,904 83,899 94,054
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,288 55,238 60,876
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,543 2,884 3,598
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.99 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.43% -5.26% +15.15%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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 -16 670 £425 +6.25% 88
South East +17 243 £363 -8.34% 36
North of England +86 147 £365 +4.29% 28
Midlands -30 103 £375 +20.00% 15
North West +33 81 £375 +19.05% 22
South West +39 72 £355 +18.33% 12
West Midlands -1 71 £350 +12.00% 11
East of England +5 70 £370 +23.33% 19
Yorkshire +26 54 £357 +1.93% 5
East Midlands -32 31 £388 +27.05% 4
North East +63 12 £300 -31.43% 1
Data Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Data Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 575 (43.66%) SQL
2 435 (33.03%) Data Analysis
3 347 (26.35%) Finance
4 323 (24.53%) Microsoft Excel
5 300 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
6 251 (19.06%) Data Modelling
7 232 (17.62%) Analytics
8 229 (17.39%) Migration
9 213 (16.17%) Data Quality
10 202 (15.34%) Business Intelligence
11 192 (14.58%) Data Management
12 167 (12.68%) Microsoft
13 165 (12.53%) Data Migration
14 152 (11.54%) SQL Server
15 144 (10.93%) Data Warehouse
15 144 (10.93%) ETL
16 141 (10.71%) SAP
17 135 (10.25%) Banking
18 132 (10.02%) Agile Software Development
19 131 (9.95%) Tableau
20 130 (9.87%) Visualisation
20 130 (9.87%) Oracle
21 111 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
22 110 (8.35%) Data Governance
23 107 (8.12%) Business Analysis
24 103 (7.82%) Degree
25 96 (7.29%) Data Mapping
26 91 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
26 91 (6.91%) GDPR
27 86 (6.53%) 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 76 (5.77%) SAS
2 46 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 12 (0.91%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.61%) Documentum
6 7 (0.53%) Confluence
7 6 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.30%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.30%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.23%) Apache
10 2 (0.15%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.15%) CMS
10 2 (0.15%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.076%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.076%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.076%) Drupal
11 1 (0.076%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.076%) IIS
11 1 (0.076%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.076%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 323 (24.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (3.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (1.44%) SPSS
7 6 (0.46%) Stata
8 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.076%) Pipeline Pilot
8 1 (0.076%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 22 (1.67%) Markit EDM
2 21 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.91%) SAP FI
4 11 (0.84%) SAP CO
4 11 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (0.76%) Maximo
6 9 (0.68%) HFM
7 8 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.61%) SAP MM
8 7 (0.53%) Eagle PACE
8 7 (0.53%) SimCorp Dimension
9 6 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.46%) SAP MDG
10 5 (0.38%) Eloqua
10 5 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.38%) SAP APO
10 5 (0.38%) SAP MDM
11 4 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.20%) Google Analytics
2 22 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.99%) Adobe Analytics
5 9 (0.68%) Slack
5 9 (0.68%) Trello
6 8 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.38%) SaaS
8 5 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (0.23%) Veeva
10 2 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.076%) AdWords
11 1 (0.076%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.076%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.076%) Force.com
11 1 (0.076%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.14%) SMS
2 3 (0.23%) DHCP
2 3 (0.23%) DNS
2 3 (0.23%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.15%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (0.15%) Firewall
3 2 (0.15%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.15%) NAS
3 2 (0.15%) SAN
3 2 (0.15%) SSL
4 1 (0.076%) Broadband
4 1 (0.076%) Internet
4 1 (0.076%) Intranet
4 1 (0.076%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.076%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.076%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 144 (10.93%) Data Warehouse
3 85 (6.45%) Big Data
4 74 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 64 (4.86%) Power BI
6 58 (4.40%) BusinessObjects
7 57 (4.33%) Hadoop
8 54 (4.10%) Data Mining
8 54 (4.10%) Relational Database
9 53 (4.02%) QlikView
10 51 (3.87%) MS Access
11 48 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (1.75%) SAP BW
13 22 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 21 (1.59%) DB2
15 19 (1.44%) Data Lake
16 18 (1.37%) Oracle Database
17 13 (0.99%) Apache Hive
17 13 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
18 12 (0.91%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 19 (1.44%) JIRA
2 8 (0.61%) LSMW
3 7 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.30%) ERwin
4 4 (0.30%) PowerDesigner
5 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.23%) Maven
5 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.076%) ChangeMan
7 1 (0.076%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.076%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.076%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.076%) JMeter
7 1 (0.076%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.076%) ProC
7 1 (0.076%) Subversion
7 1 (0.076%) Toad
7 1 (0.076%) Zephyr
General
1 347 (26.35%) Finance
2 135 (10.25%) Banking
3 85 (6.45%) Marketing
4 71 (5.39%) Retail
5 34 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 31 (2.35%) Legal
7 30 (2.28%) Investment Banking
7 30 (2.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 23 (1.75%) Law
9 21 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.29%) Front Office
11 11 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.84%) Publishing
11 11 (0.84%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.68%) Military
13 7 (0.53%) Advertising
13 7 (0.53%) Billing
14 6 (0.46%) Games
15 4 (0.30%) Back Office
15 4 (0.30%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.48%) XML
2 15 (1.14%) .NET
2 15 (1.14%) HTML
3 14 (1.06%) FpML
4 10 (0.76%) CSS
5 9 (0.68%) JSON
5 9 (0.68%) Middleware
6 8 (0.61%) Web Services
6 8 (0.61%) XSD
7 7 (0.53%) Kafka
7 7 (0.53%) Pandas
7 7 (0.53%) Spring
7 7 (0.53%) XSLT
8 4 (0.30%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.30%) D3.js
8 4 (0.30%) Matplotlib
8 4 (0.30%) NumPy
8 4 (0.30%) ODBC
9 3 (0.23%) J2EE
9 3 (0.23%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 300 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.56%) Data Structures
3 55 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 32 (2.43%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.05%) Reference Data
6 22 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 19 (1.44%) Fixed Income
8 17 (1.29%) Credit Risk
9 16 (1.21%) Equities
10 14 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
10 14 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (0.84%) FMCG
11 11 (0.84%) NHS
12 10 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.61%) CMDB
13 8 (0.61%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.61%) User Experience
14 7 (0.53%) Derivative
14 7 (0.53%) Life Science
15 6 (0.46%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 32 (2.43%) Windows
2 15 (1.14%) Unix
3 14 (1.06%) Linux
4 8 (0.61%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.46%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.15%) zOS
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (33.03%) Data Analysis
2 251 (19.06%) Data Modelling
3 232 (17.62%) Analytics
4 229 (17.39%) Migration
5 202 (15.34%) Business Intelligence
6 192 (14.58%) Data Management
7 165 (12.53%) Data Migration
8 144 (10.93%) ETL
9 132 (10.02%) Agile Software Development
10 130 (9.87%) Visualisation
11 111 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 110 (8.35%) Data Governance
13 107 (8.12%) Business Analysis
14 96 (7.29%) Data Mapping
15 86 (6.53%) Data Analytics
15 86 (6.53%) Data Cleansing
16 74 (5.62%) CRM
17 64 (4.86%) Statistics
18 60 (4.56%) Validation
19 59 (4.48%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 575 (43.66%) SQL
2 84 (6.38%) Python
3 78 (5.92%) VBA
4 62 (4.71%) R
5 38 (2.89%) JavaScript
5 38 (2.89%) T-SQL
6 23 (1.75%) C#
7 20 (1.52%) PHP
8 19 (1.44%) Java
9 14 (1.06%) MATLAB
9 14 (1.06%) PL/SQL
10 13 (0.99%) C
11 11 (0.84%) VB
12 8 (0.61%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.53%) XPath
14 6 (0.46%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.46%) Perl
14 6 (0.46%) Scala
15 4 (0.30%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 103 (7.82%) Degree
2 62 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 39 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
5 8 (0.61%) ISEB
6 7 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.38%) RHCE
9 4 (0.30%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.30%) MCSE
9 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.30%) PMP
10 3 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.23%) IIBA
10 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (16.17%) Data Quality
2 91 (6.91%) GDPR
3 38 (2.89%) QA
4 15 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (1.14%) SLA
5 14 (1.06%) MiFID
6 12 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.46%) Def Stans
8 6 (0.46%) EMIR
8 6 (0.46%) GxP
8 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.38%) PMO
9 5 (0.38%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.23%) IFRS
11 3 (0.23%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.15%) Basel III
12 2 (0.15%) CDISC
System Software
1 7 (0.53%) Active Directory
1 7 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.30%) HDFS
3 2 (0.15%) Docker
3 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.15%) RACF
3 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.076%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.076%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.076%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (0.23%) Ambari
1 3 (0.23%) Kibana
2 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.15%) Matomo
2 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.15%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.076%) Apache Slider
3 1 (0.076%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.076%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.076%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.076%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.076%) Oozie
3 1 (0.076%) SCCM
3 1 (0.076%) SCOM
Vendors
1 167 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 141 (10.71%) SAP
3 131 (9.95%) Tableau
4 130 (9.87%) Oracle
5 40 (3.04%) Google
6 32 (2.43%) IBM
7 27 (2.05%) Cognos
7 27 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (1.67%) Adobe
8 22 (1.67%) Teradata
9 19 (1.44%) Informatica
10 13 (0.99%) Alteryx
11 10 (0.76%) DataFlux
12 9 (0.68%) Charles River
12 9 (0.68%) Hyperion
12 9 (0.68%) SimCorp
13 8 (0.61%) Jaspersoft
13 8 (0.61%) JDA
13 8 (0.61%) Marketo
13 8 (0.61%) Workday