Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 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
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 200 202
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,333 1,187 1,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.31% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.38% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 753 966
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £195 £177 £196
90th Percentile £556 £538 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £336 £350
% change year-on-year +4.24% -3.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 60 62
UK median hourly rate £20.02 £18.25 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +13.21% -13.96%
10th Percentile £12.28 £11.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £45.45 £45.66 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.68 £15.50
% change year-on-year +13.12% +14.06% -15.65%

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 94,397 86,272 100,584
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,783 55,878 65,278
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.09% +5.10%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,055 2,875 3,066
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.96 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% -5.20% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% +18.96%

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analyst over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 June 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 0 1,238 £400 +6.67% 141
UK excluding London +18 677 £351 +4.24% 98
London -16 637 £425 +3.03% 54
South East +14 178 £375 +13.64% 22
North of England +6 164 £350 +1.30% 23
East of England +46 96 £388 +24.00% 10
Midlands -19 91 £370 +23.85% 14
Yorkshire +23 81 £325 +6.56% 7
North West -29 81 £380 -1.94% 16
Scotland -41 74 £325 -13.33% 9
South West +53 67 £375 -6.25% 18
West Midlands -32 49 £331 +43.14% 8
East Midlands +6 40 £430 +22.86% 6
Wales -19 7 £299 -6.64% 2
North East -5 3 £373 +75.29%
Northern Ireland +11 1 £115 -35.21%

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 598 (44.86%) SQL
2 404 (30.31%) Data Analysis
3 394 (29.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 386 (28.96%) Finance
5 268 (20.11%) Analytics
6 253 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
7 223 (16.73%) Data Quality
8 212 (15.90%) Business Intelligence
9 209 (15.68%) Migration
10 205 (15.38%) Data Modelling
11 171 (12.83%) Data Management
12 165 (12.38%) Data Migration
13 158 (11.85%) Microsoft
14 154 (11.55%) SQL Server
15 148 (11.10%) ETL
16 145 (10.88%) Banking
17 135 (10.13%) SAP
18 127 (9.53%) Tableau
19 125 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
20 122 (9.15%) Oracle
21 113 (8.48%) Data Warehouse
21 113 (8.48%) Python
22 112 (8.40%) Visualisation
23 106 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
24 99 (7.43%) Degree
25 97 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
26 91 (6.83%) Data Mapping
27 90 (6.75%) Big Data
28 86 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
29 85 (6.38%) Data Analytics

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 79 (5.93%) SAS
2 46 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.80%) Confluence
4 20 (1.50%) Apache Spark
5 13 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.30%) Jupyter
6 4 (0.30%) Mule
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.075%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.075%) Apache
8 1 (0.075%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.075%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.075%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.075%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.075%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.075%) MindAlign
8 1 (0.075%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 394 (29.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 81 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
4 45 (3.38%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (1.20%) SPSS
7 4 (0.30%) Stata
8 1 (0.075%) Blender
8 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.075%) Pipeline Pilot
8 1 (0.075%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 21 (1.58%) Markit EDM
2 12 (0.90%) PolarLake
3 10 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.68%) Eloqua
4 9 (0.68%) SAP MM
5 8 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.53%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.53%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.45%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.38%) SAP APO
8 5 (0.38%) SAP MDM
8 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.30%) Eagle PACE
9 4 (0.30%) Maximo
9 4 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.30%) SAP R/3
9 4 (0.30%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.38%) Google Analytics
2 27 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (1.58%) Adobe Analytics
5 12 (0.90%) Amazon S3
5 12 (0.90%) Office 365
6 10 (0.75%) SaaS
7 7 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.38%) G Suite
10 4 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
10 4 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
10 4 (0.30%) Slack
10 4 (0.30%) Trello
11 3 (0.23%) GitHub
11 3 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.15%) AdWords
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.15%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.25%) SMS
2 4 (0.30%) Internet
2 4 (0.30%) Intranet
3 3 (0.23%) FTP
4 2 (0.15%) LAN
4 2 (0.15%) SAN
5 1 (0.075%) 2G
5 1 (0.075%) 3G
5 1 (0.075%) 4G
5 1 (0.075%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.075%) Extranet
5 1 (0.075%) LTE
5 1 (0.075%) NAS
5 1 (0.075%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.075%) Network Security
5 1 (0.075%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.075%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.075%) VoIP
5 1 (0.075%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.075%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 113 (8.48%) Data Warehouse
3 90 (6.75%) Big Data
4 83 (6.23%) Power BI
5 75 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (4.43%) BusinessObjects
6 59 (4.43%) Hadoop
7 55 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 47 (3.53%) QlikView
9 46 (3.45%) Relational Database
10 31 (2.33%) Data Mining
11 24 (1.80%) Data Lake
11 24 (1.80%) MS Access
11 24 (1.80%) MySQL
12 23 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (1.65%) Apache Hive
13 22 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 21 (1.58%) Oracle Database
15 17 (1.28%) SAP BW
16 15 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (3.53%) JIRA
2 11 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.68%) LSMW
4 8 (0.60%) ERwin
5 5 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.38%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.23%) Hudson
7 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.15%) Ant
8 2 (0.15%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.15%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.15%) ER Studio
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.15%) PowerDesigner
8 2 (0.15%) Selenium
8 2 (0.15%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.15%) tSQLt
8 2 (0.15%) Zephyr
General
1 386 (28.96%) Finance
2 145 (10.88%) Banking
3 76 (5.70%) Marketing
4 46 (3.45%) Retail
5 30 (2.25%) Legal
5 30 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 29 (2.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 26 (1.95%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.50%) Front Office
9 19 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.35%) Retail Banking
11 17 (1.28%) Law
12 13 (0.98%) Back Office
13 12 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.90%) Military
14 10 (0.75%) Billing
14 10 (0.75%) Publishing
15 8 (0.60%) Advertising
16 7 (0.53%) Games
16 7 (0.53%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.18%) XML
2 15 (1.13%) Kafka
3 11 (0.83%) Swagger
4 9 (0.68%) JSON
5 8 (0.60%) RAML
6 7 (0.53%) Matplotlib
7 6 (0.45%) Pandas
8 5 (0.38%) IDoc
8 5 (0.38%) Middleware
8 5 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.38%) Seaborn
8 5 (0.38%) XSD
9 4 (0.30%) .NET
9 4 (0.30%) FpML
10 3 (0.23%) HTML
10 3 (0.23%) jQuery
10 3 (0.23%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (0.23%) Spring
10 3 (0.23%) Spring Boot
11 2 (0.15%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 253 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (5.55%) Management Information System
3 48 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (2.70%) Data Structures
5 35 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.18%) Data Centre
7 27 (2.03%) Reference Data
8 26 (1.95%) Derivative
8 26 (1.95%) Equities
9 21 (1.58%) NHS
10 20 (1.50%) Fixed Income
11 18 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (1.05%) CMDB
13 14 (1.05%) FMCG
14 13 (0.98%) Social Media
15 12 (0.90%) Credit Risk
16 10 (0.75%) Fintech
16 10 (0.75%) Reinsurance
17 9 (0.68%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 23 (1.73%) Windows
2 15 (1.13%) Linux
3 8 (0.60%) Unix
3 8 (0.60%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.15%) AIX
5 1 (0.075%) Solaris
5 1 (0.075%) VME
5 1 (0.075%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (30.31%) Data Analysis
2 268 (20.11%) Analytics
3 212 (15.90%) Business Intelligence
4 209 (15.68%) Migration
5 205 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 171 (12.83%) Data Management
7 165 (12.38%) Data Migration
8 148 (11.10%) ETL
9 125 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 112 (8.40%) Visualisation
11 106 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
12 97 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
13 91 (6.83%) Data Mapping
14 85 (6.38%) Data Analytics
15 81 (6.08%) Business Analysis
16 76 (5.70%) Data Governance
16 76 (5.70%) Data Science
17 75 (5.63%) Data Cleansing
18 74 (5.55%) Validation
19 72 (5.40%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 598 (44.86%) SQL
2 113 (8.48%) Python
3 77 (5.78%) R
4 72 (5.40%) VBA
5 32 (2.40%) T-SQL
6 26 (1.95%) Java
7 22 (1.65%) C#
8 19 (1.43%) Scala
9 18 (1.35%) PL/SQL
10 17 (1.28%) C
10 17 (1.28%) JavaScript
11 11 (0.83%) VB
12 9 (0.68%) MATLAB
13 7 (0.53%) PHP
14 6 (0.45%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.45%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.38%) Ruby
16 4 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 2 (0.15%) Perl
17 2 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (7.43%) Degree
2 28 (2.10%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (0.60%) ISEB
6 4 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.30%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.30%) IIBA
7 3 (0.23%) MCSE
7 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.23%) RHCE
7 3 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.15%) CBAP
8 2 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.15%) PhD
9 1 (0.075%) MBA
9 1 (0.075%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (16.73%) Data Quality
2 76 (5.70%) GDPR
3 41 (3.08%) QA
4 13 (0.98%) IFRS
5 12 (0.90%) Def Stans
5 12 (0.90%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.75%) IFRS 9
6 10 (0.75%) SLA
7 7 (0.53%) MiFID
8 6 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.45%) SNOMED CT
8 6 (0.45%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.38%) PMO
10 3 (0.23%) CDISC
10 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.15%) EMIR
11 2 (0.15%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.075%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.23%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.23%) Docker
3 3 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.15%) HDFS
4 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (0.38%) HP ALM
3 3 (0.23%) CASB
3 3 (0.23%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.15%) Control-M
5 1 (0.075%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.075%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.075%) Oozie
5 1 (0.075%) SCCM
Vendors
1 158 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 135 (10.13%) SAP
3 127 (9.53%) Tableau
4 122 (9.15%) Oracle
5 63 (4.73%) Google
6 39 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
7 33 (2.48%) Informatica
8 32 (2.40%) Teradata
9 31 (2.33%) Cognos
10 24 (1.80%) Adobe
11 21 (1.58%) Alteryx
12 18 (1.35%) IBM
13 16 (1.20%) Bloomberg
13 16 (1.20%) Talend
14 11 (0.83%) Apiary
15 10 (0.75%) Cloudera
15 10 (0.75%) Workday
16 9 (0.68%) Omniture
17 8 (0.60%) Capita
17 8 (0.60%) Netezza