Period
to 12 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 204 216
Rank change year-on-year -17 +12 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 354 1,132 1,218
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.16% 1.37% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.45% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 756 831
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £167 £216 £206
90th Percentile £566 £550 £558
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 72 63
Median hourly rate £20.11 £16.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.45% -25.18% +25.12%
10th Percentile £13.14 £9.65 £12.58
90th Percentile £51.75 £34.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £20.46 £16.84 £22.75
% change year-on-year +21.50% -26.00% +26.64%

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 28,550 78,133 88,782
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 94.32% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,058 51,901 58,751
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,144 2,564 2,832
Median hourly rate £27.20 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.98% +6.95% +1.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.38 £53.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.61 £19.64 £18.00
% change year-on-year +35.46% +9.11% -3.74%

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020. 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 -16 165 £400 -6.98% 18
South East +67 78 £369 -0.34% 1
North of England +21 44 £250 -37.50% 3
Yorkshire +25 26 £325 -18.75% 2
Midlands +28 23 £420 +20.00% 5
South West +27 18 £311 -27.67% 1
West Midlands +44 17 £425 +21.43% 1
East of England +14 16 £425 - 3
North West +48 15 £200 -39.39%
East Midlands +34 5 £375 +7.14% 4
North East +33 3 £200 -38.46% 1
Data Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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.

1 144 (40.68%) SQL
2 102 (28.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 100 (28.25%) Data Analysis
4 92 (25.99%) Finance
5 78 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
5 78 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
6 73 (20.62%) Analytics
7 60 (16.95%) Power Platform
8 59 (16.67%) Power BI
9 58 (16.38%) Python
10 55 (15.54%) Data Quality
11 53 (14.97%) Visualisation
12 52 (14.69%) Data Modelling
13 49 (13.84%) Migration
14 41 (11.58%) Tableau
15 38 (10.73%) Microsoft
16 37 (10.45%) Data Cleansing
17 36 (10.17%) SQL Server
17 36 (10.17%) Data Management
18 35 (9.89%) Data Migration
19 34 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
20 33 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
20 33 (9.32%) Degree
20 33 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
21 29 (8.19%) Data Governance
21 29 (8.19%) Data Analytics
22 28 (7.91%) SAP
23 27 (7.63%) Requirements Gathering
24 25 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
24 25 (7.06%) 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 10 (2.82%) SAS
2 7 (1.98%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.85%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (0.56%) Confluence
4 2 (0.56%) nginx
5 1 (0.28%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.28%) Documentum
5 1 (0.28%) Jupyter
Applications
1 102 (28.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (6.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (3.67%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (2.26%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.82%) Eagle PACE
1 10 (2.82%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.85%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.56%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.56%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.28%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.28%) FastStats
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 60 (16.95%) Power Platform
2 12 (3.39%) Azure
3 7 (1.98%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.41%) AWS
4 5 (1.41%) Office 365
5 4 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.13%) Google Sheets
6 3 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (0.85%) GCP
6 3 (0.85%) Veeva
7 2 (0.56%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.56%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.28%) Apigee
8 1 (0.28%) Firebase
8 1 (0.28%) G Suite
8 1 (0.28%) GitHub
8 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.28%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.13%) DHCP
1 4 (1.13%) DNS
2 2 (0.56%) FTP
2 2 (0.56%) LAN
2 2 (0.56%) Skype
3 1 (0.28%) 5G
3 1 (0.28%) DSL
3 1 (0.28%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (0.28%) Internet
3 1 (0.28%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.28%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.28%) VoIP
3 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (16.67%) Power BI
2 36 (10.17%) SQL Server
3 24 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (5.65%) QlikView
5 14 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.39%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.11%) Big Data
7 11 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.54%) Data Lake
8 9 (2.54%) Data Mining
9 8 (2.26%) BigQuery
9 8 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.98%) Qlik Sense
11 6 (1.69%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (1.41%) Looker
12 5 (1.41%) MS Access
13 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (0.85%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 4 (1.13%) JIRA
2 2 (0.56%) ERwin
2 2 (0.56%) RStudio
2 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.28%) Redmine
3 1 (0.28%) Subversion
3 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 92 (25.99%) Finance
2 19 (5.37%) Public Sector
3 18 (5.08%) Banking
3 18 (5.08%) Marketing
4 17 (4.80%) Retail
5 14 (3.95%) Back Office
6 13 (3.67%) Front Office
7 12 (3.39%) Billing
8 9 (2.54%) Telecoms
9 8 (2.26%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.69%) Games
11 5 (1.41%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.41%) Local Government
11 5 (1.41%) Publishing
11 5 (1.41%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.85%) Electronics
12 3 (0.85%) Legal
13 2 (0.56%) Automotive
13 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.82%) Pandas
2 9 (2.54%) XML
3 6 (1.69%) JSON
4 4 (1.13%) EDI
4 4 (1.13%) HTML
5 3 (0.85%) Middleware
6 2 (0.56%) REST
6 2 (0.56%) Shiny
6 2 (0.56%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.28%) .NET
7 1 (0.28%) Apache NiFi
7 1 (0.28%) GraphQL
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.28%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 78 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.52%) Reference Data
3 14 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.67%) Fixed Income
5 12 (3.39%) Derivative
6 11 (3.11%) Equities
6 11 (3.11%) Hedge funds
7 9 (2.54%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.54%) FMCG
7 9 (2.54%) NHS
8 8 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.98%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.69%) Mobile Games
11 5 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.41%) Pricing Data
12 4 (1.13%) CMDB
12 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.13%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.85%) EPoS
13 3 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.85%) Linux
2 2 (0.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (28.25%) Data Analysis
2 78 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
3 73 (20.62%) Analytics
4 53 (14.97%) Visualisation
5 52 (14.69%) Data Modelling
6 49 (13.84%) Migration
7 37 (10.45%) Data Cleansing
8 36 (10.17%) Data Management
9 35 (9.89%) Data Migration
10 34 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (8.19%) Data Analytics
12 29 (8.19%) Data Governance
13 27 (7.63%) Requirements Gathering
14 24 (6.78%) Data Visualisation
15 22 (6.21%) ETL
15 22 (6.21%) Validation
16 21 (5.93%) Statistics
17 19 (5.37%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 144 (40.68%) SQL
2 58 (16.38%) Python
3 25 (7.06%) R
4 20 (5.65%) VBA
5 17 (4.80%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.41%) Scala
7 3 (0.85%) C
7 3 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.85%) VB
8 2 (0.56%) Java
8 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.28%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.28%) C#
9 1 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.28%) PHP
9 1 (0.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 33 (9.32%) Degree
2 19 (5.37%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.56%) ISEB
5 2 (0.56%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) HND
6 1 (0.28%) MBA
6 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (15.54%) Data Quality
2 15 (4.24%) GDPR
3 8 (2.26%) QA
4 7 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.69%) SLA
6 3 (0.85%) IFRS
6 3 (0.85%) PMO
7 2 (0.56%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.28%) DICOM
8 1 (0.28%) GxP
8 1 (0.28%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.13%) SCCM
2 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (11.58%) Tableau
2 38 (10.73%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.91%) SAP
4 16 (4.52%) Oracle
5 13 (3.67%) Bloomberg
5 13 (3.67%) Google
6 11 (3.11%) Reuters
7 10 (2.82%) FactSet
7 10 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.98%) Alteryx
8 7 (1.98%) Remedy
9 4 (1.13%) Snow
10 3 (0.85%) Adobe
10 3 (0.85%) Databricks
10 3 (0.85%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.85%) Splunk
11 2 (0.56%) Cognos
11 2 (0.56%) Concur
11 2 (0.56%) Informatica
11 2 (0.56%) ServiceNow