Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Data Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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.

Business Data Analyst
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 789 735 774
Rank change year-on-year -54 +39 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Business Data Analyst 95 132 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 103 92
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £274 £305 £271
90th Percentile £601 £625 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
UK median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,688 94,343 101,051
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,226 61,914 65,863
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,139 2,819 3,291
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.68
% change year-on-year -2.78% +1.84% +1.00%

Business Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Data Analyst in the UK

Business Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Data Analyst in the UK

Business Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Data Analyst over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Data Analyst in the UK

Business Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Data Analyst in the UK

Business Data Analyst
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Data Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 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
England -35 85 £450 -5.26% 9
London -54 52 £488 -7.14% 4
UK excluding London -15 43 £400 +14.29% 6
South East -2 13 £406 +16.07%
South West -9 12 £438 +2.34% 1
Scotland -19 6 £325 -
East of England -5 4 £265 -36.53%
Northern Ireland - 3 £338 -
Midlands -16 2 £338 -6.90% 4
West Midlands -19 2 £338 -6.90% 2
North of England -36 2 £419 +2.76%
Wales -15 1 - - 1
North West -21 1 £413 -8.33%
Yorkshire -21 1 £425 +38.78%

Business Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, Business 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 featuring Business Data Analyst in the job title.

1 43 (45.26%) Data Analysis
2 38 (40.00%) Finance
3 33 (34.74%) SQL
4 29 (30.53%) Business Analysis
5 25 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (20.00%) Banking
7 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 18 (18.95%) Data Modelling
9 17 (17.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (15.79%) Data Quality
11 14 (14.74%) Tableau
11 14 (14.74%) Analytics
12 12 (12.63%) Migration
13 11 (11.58%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (11.58%) Data Management
13 11 (11.58%) Data Mapping
14 10 (10.53%) Power BI
14 10 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
15 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
15 9 (9.47%) Visualisation
16 8 (8.42%) Data Analytics
16 8 (8.42%) Investment Management
17 7 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
17 7 (7.37%) Investment Banking
17 7 (7.37%) Asset Management
17 7 (7.37%) Oracle
17 7 (7.37%) SAP
17 7 (7.37%) Big Data

Business Data Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (4.21%) SAS
2 3 (3.16%) Confluence
2 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.05%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.21%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.05%) SPSS
6 1 (1.05%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Eagle PACE
1 3 (3.16%) Markit EDM
1 3 (3.16%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (3.16%) SaaS
2 2 (2.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.05%) G Suite
3 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
2 10 (10.53%) Power BI
3 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
4 7 (7.37%) Big Data
5 6 (6.32%) QlikView
6 5 (5.26%) Hadoop
6 5 (5.26%) MS Access
7 4 (4.21%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (3.16%) Essbase
9 2 (2.11%) Data Mart
9 2 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.05%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.05%) MySQL
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.32%) JIRA
2 2 (2.11%) Toad
3 1 (1.05%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 38 (40.00%) Finance
2 19 (20.00%) Banking
3 7 (7.37%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.32%) Publishing
5 4 (4.21%) Retail
6 3 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.11%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (2.11%) Marketing
7 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.05%) Electronics
8 1 (1.05%) Front Office
8 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.05%) ATL
1 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) Derivative
3 4 (4.21%) Reference Data
3 4 (4.21%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.11%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.05%) NHS
6 1 (1.05%) Tandem
6 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (45.26%) Data Analysis
2 29 (30.53%) Business Analysis
3 25 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (18.95%) Data Modelling
6 17 (17.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (14.74%) Analytics
8 12 (12.63%) Migration
9 11 (11.58%) Data Management
9 11 (11.58%) Data Mapping
10 9 (9.47%) Visualisation
11 8 (8.42%) Data Analytics
11 8 (8.42%) Investment Management
12 7 (7.37%) Asset Management
12 7 (7.37%) Data Governance
12 7 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (6.32%) Data Science
14 5 (5.26%) Data Migration
14 5 (5.26%) Data Protection
14 5 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (34.74%) SQL
2 6 (6.32%) Python
3 4 (4.21%) Scala
4 3 (3.16%) VBA
5 2 (2.11%) R
5 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.05%) C#
6 1 (1.05%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) Degree
2 1 (1.05%) CIMA
2 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.79%) Data Quality
2 5 (5.26%) GDPR
3 2 (2.11%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.05%) MiFID
4 1 (1.05%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Tableau
2 7 (7.37%) Oracle
2 7 (7.37%) SAP
3 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.26%) Teradata
5 4 (4.21%) Google
5 4 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.11%) Ab Initio
6 2 (2.11%) IBM
6 2 (2.11%) Trillium
6 2 (2.11%) Vermilion
7 1 (1.05%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.05%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.05%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.05%) Databricks
7 1 (1.05%) Dataiku
7 1 (1.05%) FactSet
7 1 (1.05%) GoldenSource
7 1 (1.05%) Hortonworks