Period
to 7 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 7 May 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 140 187 220
Rank change year-on-year +47 +33 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 829 634 1,138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.85% 1.35% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 1.44% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 448 786
10th Percentile £227 £200 £213
25th Percentile £313 £281 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £413
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +5.03%
75th Percentile £510 £488 £488
90th Percentile £611 £550 £563
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 30 62
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.66 £9.65
25th Percentile £13.50 £15.55 £11.85
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.11 £18.25
Median % change year-on-year -8.01% +10.19% -0.23%
75th Percentile £23.82 £23.75 £23.48
90th Percentile £28.00 £29.34 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £20.11 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.01% +11.72% -2.70%

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 41,452 43,999 79,809
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.74% 93.88% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,650 29,560 54,174
10th Percentile £281 £245 £277
25th Percentile £381 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £470
% change year-on-year +2.70% -1.60% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,444 1,593 2,318
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.14 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.68 £18.90 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.71% +2.16% +5.71%
75th Percentile £44.50 £37.50 £40.25
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% +5.56% +2.86%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 7 May 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 +51 430 £450 - 30
South East +37 131 £400 +6.67% 12
North of England +46 94 £313 - 11
North West +42 56 £310 -0.80% 4
Midlands +9 45 £386 -3.44% 9
East of England +16 40 £338 -10.00% 10
Yorkshire +26 35 £350 +12.00% 4
South West +47 30 £425 +41.67% 2
West Midlands 0 28 £419 -0.30% 8
East Midlands +5 15 £338 -15.63% 1
North East +20 3 - - 3
Data Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

1 428 (51.63%) SQL
2 260 (31.36%) Data Analysis
3 220 (26.54%) Finance
4 196 (23.64%) Business Intelligence
5 179 (21.59%) Social Skills
6 174 (20.99%) Microsoft Excel
7 172 (20.75%) Python
8 171 (20.63%) Power Platform
8 171 (20.63%) Power BI
9 164 (19.78%) Analytics
10 149 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
11 146 (17.61%) Data Modelling
12 140 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
13 135 (16.28%) Migration
14 121 (14.60%) Data Quality
15 114 (13.75%) ETL
16 109 (13.15%) Visualisation
17 105 (12.67%) Tableau
18 104 (12.55%) Data Management
19 95 (11.46%) Data Migration
20 94 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
21 88 (10.62%) Azure
22 87 (10.49%) Microsoft
23 84 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
24 72 (8.69%) Decision-Making
25 70 (8.44%) SQL Server
25 70 (8.44%) R
26 69 (8.32%) Oracle
27 63 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
27 63 (7.60%) Public Sector

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 43 (5.19%) SAS
2 22 (2.65%) Confluence
3 18 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.33%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.84%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (0.48%) Apache
7 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 174 (20.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (3.62%) Spreadsheet
4 24 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.72%) Stata
7 5 (0.60%) SPSS
8 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.33%) Markit EDM
2 10 (1.21%) Eagle PACE
2 10 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.84%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.48%) MFGPRO
4 4 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.24%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.24%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Maximo
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.12%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 1 (0.12%) RMDS
6 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.12%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 171 (20.63%) Power Platform
2 88 (10.62%) Azure
3 56 (6.76%) AWS
4 18 (2.17%) Google Analytics
5 16 (1.93%) Adobe Analytics
6 15 (1.81%) GCP
7 13 (1.57%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.33%) Microsoft 365
9 10 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (1.21%) SaaS
10 9 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (0.97%) Amazon Glacier
12 7 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.84%) GitHub
13 5 (0.60%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 5 (0.60%) Serverless
14 3 (0.36%) Amazon SageMaker
14 3 (0.36%) Google Sheets
14 3 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.48%) FTP
2 2 (0.24%) Firewall
2 2 (0.24%) HTTP
2 2 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.12%) 4G
3 1 (0.12%) DNS
3 1 (0.12%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (20.63%) Power BI
2 105 (12.67%) Tableau
3 84 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
4 70 (8.44%) SQL Server
5 40 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (4.34%) Big Data
7 35 (4.22%) Relational Database
8 30 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (3.50%) Qlik Sense
10 26 (3.14%) Data Lake
11 25 (3.02%) Data Mining
11 25 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 24 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
12 24 (2.90%) QlikView
13 14 (1.69%) Pentaho
14 13 (1.57%) Hadoop
14 13 (1.57%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.45%) Amazon Athena
16 11 (1.33%) MySQL
16 11 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (5.67%) JIRA
2 6 (0.72%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.48%) ERwin
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.36%) LSMW
4 3 (0.36%) Toad
5 2 (0.24%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.24%) GitLab
5 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.12%) Redmine
6 1 (0.12%) RStudio
6 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 220 (26.54%) Finance
2 179 (21.59%) Social Skills
3 140 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (7.60%) Public Sector
5 42 (5.07%) Marketing
6 30 (3.62%) Banking
6 30 (3.62%) Front Office
7 27 (3.26%) Telecoms
8 25 (3.02%) Presentation Skills
9 20 (2.41%) Manufacturing
10 19 (2.29%) Retail
11 14 (1.69%) Local Government
12 13 (1.57%) Back Office
12 13 (1.57%) Electronics
13 12 (1.45%) Organisational Skills
14 10 (1.21%) Influencing Skills
14 10 (1.21%) Investment Banking
14 10 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (1.09%) Publishing
16 7 (0.84%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.53%) XML
2 18 (2.17%) JSON
3 16 (1.93%) Web Services
4 10 (1.21%) Pandas
5 6 (0.72%) Flash
5 6 (0.72%) RESTful
5 6 (0.72%) Shiny
6 5 (0.60%) CSS
6 5 (0.60%) HTML
6 5 (0.60%) Kafka
6 5 (0.60%) Middleware
7 4 (0.48%) NumPy
7 4 (0.48%) pytest
8 3 (0.36%) .NET
8 3 (0.36%) CoreNLP
8 3 (0.36%) EDI
8 3 (0.36%) PySpark
9 2 (0.24%) FpML
9 2 (0.24%) GraphQL
9 2 (0.24%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.43%) NHS
2 44 (5.31%) Reference Data
3 27 (3.26%) Hedge funds
4 17 (2.05%) Derivative
4 17 (2.05%) Equities
5 16 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.81%) Equity Derivative
7 12 (1.45%) Data Structures
7 12 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.21%) Freedom of Information
8 10 (1.21%) User Experience
9 9 (1.09%) Taxonomies
10 8 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
10 8 (0.97%) Reinsurance
10 8 (0.97%) Social Media
11 5 (0.60%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.60%) FMCG
11 5 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.48%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (1.69%) Unix
2 13 (1.57%) Linux
3 6 (0.72%) Windows
4 2 (0.24%) VME
5 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (31.36%) Data Analysis
2 196 (23.64%) Business Intelligence
3 164 (19.78%) Analytics
4 149 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
5 146 (17.61%) Data Modelling
6 135 (16.28%) Migration
7 114 (13.75%) ETL
8 109 (13.15%) Visualisation
9 104 (12.55%) Data Management
10 95 (11.46%) Data Migration
11 94 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
12 72 (8.69%) Decision-Making
13 63 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 61 (7.36%) Requirements Gathering
15 58 (7.00%) Business Analysis
15 58 (7.00%) Data Analytics
15 58 (7.00%) Data Governance
16 56 (6.76%) Data Mapping
17 54 (6.51%) Data Cleansing
18 53 (6.39%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 428 (51.63%) SQL
2 172 (20.75%) Python
3 70 (8.44%) R
4 39 (4.70%) VBA
5 35 (4.22%) T-SQL
6 20 (2.41%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.21%) PL/SQL
8 8 (0.97%) Java
9 7 (0.84%) C
10 4 (0.48%) C#
10 4 (0.48%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.48%) Scala
11 3 (0.36%) C++
11 3 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.36%) VB
12 2 (0.24%) Perl
12 2 (0.24%) SHACL
12 2 (0.24%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (5.07%) Degree
2 39 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.48%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.36%) PhD
6 2 (0.24%) CBAP
6 2 (0.24%) CISSP
6 2 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.24%) IIBA
6 2 (0.24%) ISEB
6 2 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.24%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.12%) CCENT
7 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (14.60%) Data Quality
2 32 (3.86%) QA
3 15 (1.81%) GDPR
4 2 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.24%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.24%) IFRS
4 2 (0.24%) MiFID
4 2 (0.24%) PMO
4 2 (0.24%) SLA
5 1 (0.12%) Basel III
5 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (0.36%) HDFS
2 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.24%) CASB
1 2 (0.24%) Core Impact
1 2 (0.24%) Terraform
2 1 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 87 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 69 (8.32%) Oracle
3 54 (6.51%) SAP
4 36 (4.34%) Salesforce.com
5 33 (3.98%) Google
6 27 (3.26%) Informatica
7 22 (2.65%) Adobe
8 15 (1.81%) Bloomberg
8 15 (1.81%) Databricks
9 12 (1.45%) Teradata
10 8 (0.97%) CA Agile Central
10 8 (0.97%) Trillium
11 7 (0.84%) Alteryx
11 7 (0.84%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.84%) Workday
12 5 (0.60%) Sage
12 5 (0.60%) Sparx
13 4 (0.48%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.48%) Pega
14 3 (0.36%) Facebook