Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 September 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
England > North West
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 122 161
Rank change year-on-year -35 +39 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 63 80 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 1.38% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.46% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 56 43
North West median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £230 £313 £161
90th Percentile £588 £488 £485
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 9
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £40.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +151.56% -53.51%
10th Percentile £19.05 £19.98 £9.19
90th Percentile £69.42 £62.33 £24.50
England median hourly rate £20.09 £18.00 £16.15
% change year-on-year +11.58% +11.46% -18.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,661 5,479 6,868
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.55% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,512 3,347 4,321
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £564 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 249 262
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.24% -7.91%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.06 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.00 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +7.04%

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Data Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in the North West

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Analyst in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analyst in the North West

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analyst in the North West over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analyst in the North West

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analyst in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analyst in the North West

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analyst in the North West over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Analyst in the North West

Data Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 25 September 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
Manchester -21 36 £400 - 8
Cheshire -26 15 £325 -20.25% 1
Lancashire -7 8 £250 -37.50% 1
Merseyside +18 4 £475 +15.15%
Data Analyst
England

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 North West region featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 21 (33.33%) SQL
2 18 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 17 (26.98%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (25.40%) Data Analysis
4 16 (25.40%) Data Quality
5 14 (22.22%) ETL
5 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 14 (22.22%) Migration
6 12 (19.05%) MySQL
6 12 (19.05%) JIRA
6 12 (19.05%) Confluence
6 12 (19.05%) Change Control
7 11 (17.46%) Logical Data Model
7 11 (17.46%) Physical Data Model
7 11 (17.46%) Swagger
7 11 (17.46%) Apiary
7 11 (17.46%) Scrum
7 11 (17.46%) Release Management
7 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
8 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
9 9 (14.29%) XML
9 9 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 9 (14.29%) Finance
9 9 (14.29%) Visualisation
9 9 (14.29%) Data Migration
9 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (14.29%) Analytics
10 8 (12.70%) RAML
10 8 (12.70%) Validation

Data Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (19.05%) Confluence
2 3 (4.76%) SAS
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.35%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.59%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.59%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.59%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.59%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) GitHub
2 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.59%) Slack
3 1 (1.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) MySQL
2 9 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (12.70%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (11.11%) Data Mining
5 5 (7.94%) Power BI
6 3 (4.76%) MS Access
6 3 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.17%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (3.17%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (3.17%) Apache Hive
7 2 (3.17%) Big Data
7 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.17%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
7 2 (3.17%) HBase
7 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.17%) Pentaho
7 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.17%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) JIRA
2 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.76%) ERwin
3 3 (4.76%) Hudson
3 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.76%) LSMW
4 1 (1.59%) ER Studio
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) Swagger
2 9 (14.29%) XML
3 8 (12.70%) RAML
4 3 (4.76%) jQuery
4 3 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (4.76%) Spring
4 3 (4.76%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.35%) NHS
4 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.17%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 17 (26.98%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (25.40%) Data Analysis
4 14 (22.22%) ETL
4 14 (22.22%) Migration
5 12 (19.05%) Change Control
6 11 (17.46%) Logical Data Model
6 11 (17.46%) Physical Data Model
6 11 (17.46%) Release Management
6 11 (17.46%) Scrum
7 9 (14.29%) Analytics
7 9 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 9 (14.29%) Visualisation
8 8 (12.70%) Validation
9 7 (11.11%) Data Management
9 7 (11.11%) Workflow
10 6 (9.52%) Data Architecture
10 6 (9.52%) Data Visualisation
11 5 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.94%) Java
4 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.76%) Python
5 2 (3.17%) Perl
5 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) IIBA
4 1 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) Data Quality
2 7 (11.11%) SNOMED CT
3 3 (4.76%) GDPR
3 3 (4.76%) PMO
4 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.59%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) Apiary
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.11%) SAP
4 6 (9.52%) Oracle
5 4 (6.35%) Tableau
6 3 (4.76%) Hyperion
6 3 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.17%) CA
7 2 (3.17%) Google
7 2 (3.17%) Informatica
7 2 (3.17%) Talend
8 1 (1.59%) IBM