Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 202 194
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,296 1,105 1,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.40% 1.31% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.38% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 724 912
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £213 £175 £190
90th Percentile £563 £550 £569
UK median daily rate £395 £363 £373
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.68% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 43 55
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.12% -10.20%
10th Percentile £11.33 £13.00 £10.70
90th Percentile £38.38 £34.75 £21.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.45 £16.38
% change year-on-year +0.30% +12.64% -11.11%

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 87,787 80,085 93,563
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.87% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,151 52,436 61,237
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,720 2,700 3,057
England median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -21 658 £425 +4.29% 68
South East -7 188 £364 +4.00% 14
North of England +29 173 £346 +1.99% 37
Midlands -21 103 £381 +52.50% 19
North West -10 92 £378 +15.27% 21
East of England +42 88 £409 +33.47% 8
South West +49 77 £375 +15.38% 15
Yorkshire +11 72 £288 -15.25% 14
West Midlands -19 59 £350 +55.56% 12
East Midlands -12 43 £438 +75.00% 7
North East +21 9 £300 -29.41% 2
Data Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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.

1 582 (44.91%) SQL
2 409 (31.56%) Data Analysis
3 392 (30.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 349 (26.93%) Finance
5 282 (21.76%) Analytical Skills
6 261 (20.14%) Analytics
7 225 (17.36%) Data Modelling
8 219 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
9 214 (16.51%) Migration
10 197 (15.20%) Data Quality
11 172 (13.27%) Data Management
12 171 (13.19%) Data Migration
13 167 (12.89%) Microsoft
14 164 (12.65%) SQL Server
15 157 (12.11%) ETL
16 145 (11.19%) Tableau
17 140 (10.80%) SAP
18 137 (10.57%) Banking
19 127 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
20 126 (9.72%) Visualisation
21 122 (9.41%) Oracle
22 118 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
23 116 (8.95%) Python
24 115 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
25 109 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
26 100 (7.72%) Degree
27 98 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
28 90 (6.94%) GDPR
29 89 (6.87%) Data Mapping
30 88 (6.79%) 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 80 (6.17%) SAS
2 44 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 22 (1.70%) Confluence
5 9 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.54%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.23%) Apache
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.077%) Amazon Alexa
9 1 (0.077%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.077%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.077%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.077%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.077%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.077%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.077%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.077%) Mule
9 1 (0.077%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.077%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.077%) WebLogic
Applications
1 392 (30.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 98 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
3 78 (6.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (1.39%) SPSS
7 7 (0.54%) Stata
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.077%) Blender
9 1 (0.077%) Pipeline Pilot
9 1 (0.077%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.077%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 16 (1.23%) Markit EDM
2 15 (1.16%) SAP CO
2 15 (1.16%) SAP FI
2 15 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
3 11 (0.85%) Eloqua
3 11 (0.85%) HFM
3 11 (0.85%) PolarLake
4 9 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.46%) Maximo
6 5 (0.39%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.39%) SAP R/3
6 5 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.39%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.31%) SAP MDG
7 4 (0.31%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 39 (3.01%) Google Analytics
2 33 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.77%) Adobe Analytics
5 12 (0.93%) SaaS
6 9 (0.69%) Amazon S3
6 9 (0.69%) Slack
6 9 (0.69%) Trello
7 8 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.39%) G Suite
10 5 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
11 4 (0.31%) Office 365
12 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.15%) Veeva
14 1 (0.077%) NUVI
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.08%) SMS
2 5 (0.39%) Intranet
3 3 (0.23%) Internet
4 2 (0.15%) DNS
4 2 (0.15%) FTP
4 2 (0.15%) LAN
4 2 (0.15%) SSL
5 1 (0.077%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.077%) DHCP
5 1 (0.077%) Extranet
5 1 (0.077%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.077%) NAS
5 1 (0.077%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.077%) Network Security
5 1 (0.077%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.077%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.077%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.077%) VoIP
5 1 (0.077%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 127 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
3 87 (6.71%) Big Data
3 87 (6.71%) Power BI
4 68 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 64 (4.94%) BusinessObjects
6 60 (4.63%) Hadoop
7 56 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 53 (4.09%) Relational Database
9 48 (3.70%) Data Mining
10 43 (3.32%) QlikView
11 32 (2.47%) MS Access
12 26 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (1.77%) Data Lake
14 20 (1.54%) Apache Hive
14 20 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
15 19 (1.47%) Oracle Database
16 18 (1.39%) MySQL
17 17 (1.31%) SAP BW
18 15 (1.16%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 34 (2.62%) JIRA
2 9 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.62%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.54%) LSMW
5 6 (0.46%) ERwin
5 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.31%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.23%) ER Studio
7 3 (0.23%) Subversion
7 3 (0.23%) Zephyr
8 2 (0.15%) Ant
8 2 (0.15%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.15%) MagicDraw
8 2 (0.15%) Maven
8 2 (0.15%) Selenium
8 2 (0.15%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.15%) tSQLt
9 1 (0.077%) JUnit
General
1 349 (26.93%) Finance
2 137 (10.57%) Banking
3 70 (5.40%) Marketing
4 52 (4.01%) Retail
5 35 (2.70%) Legal
6 31 (2.39%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.01%) Law
8 25 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 23 (1.77%) Telecoms
10 21 (1.62%) Investment Banking
11 20 (1.54%) Retail Banking
12 17 (1.31%) Front Office
13 16 (1.23%) Military
14 12 (0.93%) Publishing
15 11 (0.85%) Back Office
15 11 (0.85%) Billing
15 11 (0.85%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.85%) Games
16 9 (0.69%) Private Banking
17 3 (0.23%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.85%) XML
2 11 (0.85%) Kafka
3 9 (0.69%) Pandas
3 9 (0.69%) Swagger
4 8 (0.62%) .NET
4 8 (0.62%) HTML
4 8 (0.62%) RAML
5 7 (0.54%) CSS
5 7 (0.54%) Matplotlib
6 5 (0.39%) FpML
6 5 (0.39%) JSON
6 5 (0.39%) NumPy
6 5 (0.39%) Web Services
7 4 (0.31%) COM
7 4 (0.31%) IDoc
7 4 (0.31%) XSD
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.23%) Seaborn
8 3 (0.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 3 (0.23%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 282 (21.76%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 47 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 35 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 27 (2.08%) Data Centre
7 25 (1.93%) Equities
8 24 (1.85%) Derivative
9 21 (1.62%) Fixed Income
9 21 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (1.62%) Reference Data
10 17 (1.31%) CMDB
11 16 (1.23%) FMCG
12 15 (1.16%) Credit Risk
13 14 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
14 12 (0.93%) NHS
15 10 (0.77%) Reinsurance
16 9 (0.69%) User Experience
17 8 (0.62%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 24 (1.85%) Windows
2 13 (1.00%) Unix
3 11 (0.85%) Linux
4 5 (0.39%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.15%) AIX
5 2 (0.15%) zOS
6 1 (0.077%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.077%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (31.56%) Data Analysis
2 261 (20.14%) Analytics
3 225 (17.36%) Data Modelling
4 219 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
5 214 (16.51%) Migration
6 172 (13.27%) Data Management
7 171 (13.19%) Data Migration
8 157 (12.11%) ETL
9 126 (9.72%) Visualisation
10 118 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
11 115 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 109 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
13 89 (6.87%) Data Mapping
14 88 (6.79%) Data Analytics
15 87 (6.71%) Business Analysis
16 79 (6.10%) Data Governance
16 79 (6.10%) Data Science
17 78 (6.02%) Data Cleansing
18 73 (5.63%) Validation
19 72 (5.56%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 582 (44.91%) SQL
2 116 (8.95%) Python
3 83 (6.40%) R
4 81 (6.25%) VBA
5 31 (2.39%) JavaScript
5 31 (2.39%) T-SQL
6 28 (2.16%) C#
7 20 (1.54%) C
8 18 (1.39%) Java
9 16 (1.23%) PHP
10 15 (1.16%) PL/SQL
11 14 (1.08%) Scala
12 13 (1.00%) MATLAB
13 10 (0.77%) VB
14 7 (0.54%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.46%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.39%) C++
16 5 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (0.39%) Ruby
17 4 (0.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 100 (7.72%) Degree
2 50 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
5 11 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (0.69%) ISEB
8 3 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.23%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.23%) IIBA
8 3 (0.23%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.15%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.077%) CBAP
10 1 (0.077%) PhD
10 1 (0.077%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.077%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (15.20%) Data Quality
2 90 (6.94%) GDPR
3 39 (3.01%) QA
4 15 (1.16%) Def Stans
4 15 (1.16%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.69%) IFRS
5 9 (0.69%) MiFID
5 9 (0.69%) SLA
6 8 (0.62%) IFRS 9
7 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.39%) EMIR
8 5 (0.39%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.31%) PMO
9 4 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
10 3 (0.23%) CDISC
10 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.077%) COREP
12 1 (0.077%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (0.31%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.31%) Docker
2 3 (0.23%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.23%) HDFS
2 3 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.15%) RACF
4 1 (0.077%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.077%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (0.31%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.15%) Ambari
3 2 (0.15%) Control-M
3 2 (0.15%) Kibana
3 2 (0.15%) Oozie
3 2 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.077%) Apache Slider
4 1 (0.077%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.077%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.077%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.077%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.077%) SCCM
Vendors
1 167 (12.89%) Microsoft
2 145 (11.19%) Tableau
3 140 (10.80%) SAP
4 122 (9.41%) Oracle
5 62 (4.78%) Google
6 40 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
7 39 (3.01%) Cognos
8 30 (2.31%) Informatica
9 28 (2.16%) Teradata
10 26 (2.01%) Adobe
11 23 (1.77%) IBM
12 20 (1.54%) Alteryx
13 15 (1.16%) Hyperion
13 15 (1.16%) Talend
14 14 (1.08%) Bloomberg
15 12 (0.93%) iManage
16 11 (0.85%) Workday
17 10 (0.77%) Hortonworks
18 9 (0.69%) Apiary
18 9 (0.69%) Capita