Period
to 27 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 151 194 188
Rank change year-on-year +43 -6 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,219 386 1,131
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.79% 1.39% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.50% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 278 755
10th Percentile £205 £198 £225
25th Percentile £314 £307 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £538 £520 £488
90th Percentile £587 £600 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.38% -0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 29 70
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £9.50
25th Percentile £14.44 £13.03 £11.25
Median hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £17.63
Median % change year-on-year +32.14% -20.57% -12.62%
75th Percentile £20.35 £20.25 £22.00
90th Percentile £26.46 £51.75 £29.96
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +12.12% -8.33% -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 63,760 25,677 72,415
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.46% 92.58% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,008 17,694 49,122
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £408 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £508 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.84% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,872 836 2,400
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.75 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate £19.76 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -10.19% +17.65% +6.86%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.15 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%

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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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 +14 639 £450 +5.88% 51
South East +35 211 £425 +6.25% 15
North of England +1 117 £350 +42.86% 12
Midlands -16 97 £400 +6.67% 18
North West -5 69 £325 +36.13% 8
West Midlands -18 68 £425 +6.25% 14
South West -19 52 £450 +37.61% 9
Yorkshire -31 42 £400 +10.34% 3
East of England -29 34 £210 -47.50% 12
East Midlands -13 28 £331 -9.86% 4
North East -3 6 £271 +86.72% 1
Data Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 625 (51.27%) SQL
2 431 (35.36%) Data Analysis
3 321 (26.33%) Business Intelligence
4 307 (25.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 300 (24.61%) Finance
6 291 (23.87%) Power BI
6 291 (23.87%) Power Platform
7 289 (23.71%) Social Skills
8 272 (22.31%) Analytical Skills
9 241 (19.77%) Analytics
10 223 (18.29%) Python
11 199 (16.32%) Visualisation
12 196 (16.08%) Data Modelling
13 189 (15.50%) Data Quality
14 182 (14.93%) Microsoft
15 172 (14.11%) Migration
16 170 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
17 161 (13.21%) ETL
18 157 (12.88%) Data Warehouse
19 150 (12.31%) Tableau
20 129 (10.58%) Data Visualisation
21 123 (10.09%) Data Migration
22 121 (9.93%) Public Sector
23 116 (9.52%) SQL Server
24 111 (9.11%) Data Management
25 107 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
26 104 (8.53%) Data Mapping
27 102 (8.37%) Azure
28 99 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
29 97 (7.96%) R

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 58 (4.76%) SAS
2 26 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.48%) Confluence
4 11 (0.90%) Appian
5 9 (0.74%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.66%) Apache
7 5 (0.41%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.33%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.16%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.16%) R Markdown
11 1 (0.082%) CICS
11 1 (0.082%) CMS
11 1 (0.082%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.082%) IIS
11 1 (0.082%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 307 (25.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (5.09%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (3.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (1.39%) Stata
6 11 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.90%) SPSS
7 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.082%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 20 (1.64%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (0.98%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.25%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.16%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.16%) Lorenzo
5 2 (0.16%) Maximo
5 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.16%) Relativity
5 2 (0.16%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.16%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.16%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.082%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 291 (23.87%) Power Platform
2 102 (8.37%) Azure
3 46 (3.77%) AWS
4 28 (2.30%) GCP
5 26 (2.13%) Adobe Analytics
6 25 (2.05%) Google Analytics
7 21 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
8 17 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
9 12 (0.98%) Collibra
10 11 (0.90%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 10 (0.82%) GitHub
12 9 (0.74%) Microsoft 365
12 9 (0.74%) Snowflake
12 9 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
13 6 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.49%) Google Data Studio
14 4 (0.33%) Google Docs
14 4 (0.33%) SaaS
14 4 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 4 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.74%) FTP
2 6 (0.49%) DNS
3 3 (0.25%) Firewall
3 3 (0.25%) Internet
3 3 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.16%) Broadband
4 2 (0.16%) X.500
5 1 (0.082%) GSM
5 1 (0.082%) LTE
5 1 (0.082%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.082%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (23.87%) Power BI
2 157 (12.88%) Data Warehouse
3 150 (12.31%) Tableau
4 116 (9.52%) SQL Server
5 67 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (3.61%) QlikView
7 40 (3.28%) Data Lake
8 38 (3.12%) Data Mining
9 31 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 28 (2.30%) Big Data
12 26 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
12 26 (2.13%) Relational Database
13 24 (1.97%) Metadata
13 24 (1.97%) Qlik Sense
14 21 (1.72%) BigQuery
15 20 (1.64%) Pentaho
16 17 (1.39%) MS Access
16 17 (1.39%) MySQL
17 15 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (4.10%) JIRA
2 15 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (0.57%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.33%) GitLab
7 3 (0.25%) RStudio
7 3 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.25%) Toad
8 1 (0.082%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.082%) LSMW
8 1 (0.082%) MLflow
General
1 300 (24.61%) Finance
2 289 (23.71%) Social Skills
3 272 (22.31%) Analytical Skills
4 121 (9.93%) Public Sector
5 77 (6.32%) Banking
6 58 (4.76%) Marketing
7 37 (3.04%) Presentation Skills
8 36 (2.95%) Telecoms
9 31 (2.54%) Manufacturing
10 28 (2.30%) Organisational Skills
11 26 (2.13%) Investment Banking
12 24 (1.97%) Retail
13 22 (1.80%) Legal
14 20 (1.64%) Electronics
15 18 (1.48%) Influencing Skills
15 18 (1.48%) Local Government
16 15 (1.23%) Law
17 11 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
18 8 (0.66%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.38%) XML
2 25 (2.05%) JSON
3 16 (1.31%) Shiny
4 13 (1.07%) Pandas
5 12 (0.98%) Web Services
6 7 (0.57%) HTML
6 7 (0.57%) NumPy
7 6 (0.49%) .NET
7 6 (0.49%) Ajax
7 6 (0.49%) CSS
7 6 (0.49%) jQuery
8 5 (0.41%) CSS3
8 5 (0.41%) HTML5
8 5 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (0.41%) LDAP
8 5 (0.41%) Middleware
8 5 (0.41%) pytest
8 5 (0.41%) scikit-learn
8 5 (0.41%) XSD
9 4 (0.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 50 (4.10%) NHS
2 45 (3.69%) Management Information System
3 33 (2.71%) Legacy Systems
4 32 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 27 (2.21%) Reference Data
6 18 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.31%) Taxonomies
8 14 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
9 11 (0.90%) Social Media
10 8 (0.66%) Algorithms
10 8 (0.66%) Derivative
11 6 (0.49%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.49%) FMCG
11 6 (0.49%) User Experience
11 6 (0.49%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.41%) Equities
13 4 (0.33%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.33%) Reinsurance
14 3 (0.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (1.07%) Windows
2 10 (0.82%) Linux
2 10 (0.82%) Unix
3 4 (0.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.082%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.082%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.082%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (35.36%) Data Analysis
2 321 (26.33%) Business Intelligence
3 241 (19.77%) Analytics
4 199 (16.32%) Visualisation
5 196 (16.08%) Data Modelling
6 172 (14.11%) Migration
7 170 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
8 161 (13.21%) ETL
9 129 (10.58%) Data Visualisation
10 123 (10.09%) Data Migration
11 111 (9.11%) Data Management
12 107 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
13 104 (8.53%) Data Mapping
14 99 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 92 (7.55%) Data Cleansing
16 79 (6.48%) Data Governance
17 78 (6.40%) Scrum
18 75 (6.15%) Data Analytics
19 72 (5.91%) Mathematics
20 71 (5.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 625 (51.27%) SQL
2 223 (18.29%) Python
3 97 (7.96%) R
4 62 (5.09%) VBA
5 45 (3.69%) T-SQL
6 14 (1.15%) Java
6 14 (1.15%) VB
7 13 (1.07%) C#
7 13 (1.07%) JavaScript
8 10 (0.82%) PL/SQL
9 8 (0.66%) C
10 7 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (0.49%) PHP
12 4 (0.33%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.33%) C++
12 4 (0.33%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.25%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.16%) SAS Macro
14 2 (0.16%) Scala
15 1 (0.082%) Lua
Qualifications
1 91 (7.47%) Degree
2 82 (6.73%) Security Cleared
3 53 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.66%) CISSP
8 7 (0.57%) CISM
8 7 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.41%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.41%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.25%) ISEB
11 2 (0.16%) CCNA
11 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.16%) MCSA
11 2 (0.16%) MCSE
11 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.16%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.16%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (15.50%) Data Quality
2 73 (5.99%) QA
3 20 (1.64%) GDPR
4 15 (1.23%) MiFID
4 15 (1.23%) PMO
5 7 (0.57%) EMIR
6 3 (0.25%) Accessibility
6 3 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.25%) IFRS
6 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.25%) SLA
7 2 (0.16%) HL7
8 1 (0.082%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.082%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.082%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.082%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.082%) NIST
8 1 (0.082%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.082%) Docker
2 1 (0.082%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (0.082%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (0.57%) CSIRT
2 6 (0.49%) Terraform
3 3 (0.25%) Core Impact
4 2 (0.16%) Nagios
5 1 (0.082%) CASB
5 1 (0.082%) Control-M
5 1 (0.082%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.082%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.082%) Kibana
5 1 (0.082%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.082%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 182 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 79 (6.48%) Oracle
3 69 (5.66%) SAP
4 52 (4.27%) Google
5 51 (4.18%) Salesforce.com
6 42 (3.45%) Informatica
7 33 (2.71%) Adobe
8 27 (2.21%) Teradata
9 25 (2.05%) Alteryx
10 19 (1.56%) Databricks
11 14 (1.15%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.57%) Bloomberg
12 7 (0.57%) IBM
13 6 (0.49%) Sage
14 5 (0.41%) Workday
15 4 (0.33%) Charles River
15 4 (0.33%) GoldenSource
15 4 (0.33%) IFS
15 4 (0.33%) Talend
16 3 (0.25%) Atlassian