The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Analyst
UK
Rank 201 190 139
Rank change year-on-year -11 -51  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 582 679 883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.28% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.34% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 486 589
Median daily rate £350 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 24 33
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -7.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.15 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.18 £23.43 £32.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £15.75 £18.38
% change year-on-year +9.96% -14.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Data Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 523 £363 -3.33% 133
London +26 287 £400 -3.32% 59
South East -14 84 £350 -5.08% 27
City of London +16 65 £430 +1.17% 15
North West +38 48 £325 +2.36% 16
Scotland +27 42 £313 -13.79% 3
West Midlands +12 36 £225 -10.00% 10
Edinburgh +24 23 £375 -16.66% 3
Berkshire +25 22 £385 +10.00% 9
East of England -16 20 £313 -10.71% 1
Manchester +14 19 £288 -4.16% 8
Hampshire +4 18 £225 -47.05% 3
Surrey +18 16 £350 -6.66% 3
East Midlands -11 16 £310 -11.42% 3
Cheshire +35 15 £400 +25.98% 3
Birmingham +7 14 £310 +93.75% 5
Yorkshire -8 13 £325 +1.56% 7
South West -20 13 £400 -4.76% 7
Buckinghamshire -20 13 £207 -40.92% 3
Glasgow -4 12 £300 -11.43%
Milton Keynes -14 9 £207 -41.96%
Basingstoke +9 8 £175 -58.82%
Cambridge +5 8 £313 -43.94%
Cambridgeshire +5 8 £313 -34.21%
Reading +19 7 £425 +41.66% 4
Hertfordshire +8 7 £325 - 1
Staines - 7 - - 1
Cardiff +19 6 £308 +30.85% 1
South Wales +12 6 £308 +89.23% 2
Wales +7 6 £308 +89.23% 3

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Data Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 532 (43.75%) SQL
2 373 (30.67%) Data Analysis
3 365 (30.02%) Finance
4 239 (19.65%) Data Modelling
5 235 (19.33%) Analytical Skills
6 218 (17.93%) Migration
7 216 (17.76%) Data Quality
8 186 (15.30%) MS Excel
9 171 (14.06%) Data Management
10 168 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
10 168 (13.82%) Data Migration
11 167 (13.73%) Analytics
12 163 (13.40%) SQL Server
13 161 (13.24%) ETL
14 160 (13.16%) Oracle
15 152 (12.50%) Microsoft
16 135 (11.10%) Banking
17 128 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
18 111 (9.13%) Python
19 109 (8.96%) SAP
20 104 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
20 104 (8.55%) Degree
21 98 (8.06%) Data Cleansing
22 95 (7.81%) Big Data
22 95 (7.81%) SAS
23 87 (7.15%) R
24 83 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
25 81 (6.66%) VBA
26 75 (6.17%) Visualisation
26 75 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 95 (7.81%) SAS
2 41 (3.37%) Apache Spark
3 21 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.07%) Confluence
5 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.58%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.58%) Smallworld
6 6 (0.49%) Apache
6 6 (0.49%) CMS
7 3 (0.25%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (0.25%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.082%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.082%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.082%) IIS
Applications
1 186 (15.30%) MS Excel
2 68 (5.59%) MS Office
3 62 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 62 (5.10%) Spreadsheet
4 25 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.07%) MS Project
5 13 (1.07%) SPSS
6 4 (0.33%) Stata
7 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.082%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.082%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 24 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.07%) Maximo
3 11 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
4 10 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.74%) FastStats
5 9 (0.74%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.58%) thinkFolio
7 6 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.41%) Relativity
8 5 (0.41%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.33%) SAP PM
9 4 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.25%) Eagle PACE
10 3 (0.25%) Eloqua
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.07%) Google Analytics
2 9 (0.74%) SaaS
3 6 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.25%) Office 365
5 2 (0.16%) G Suite
5 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.082%) AdSense
6 1 (0.082%) AdWords
6 1 (0.082%) CallidusCloud
6 1 (0.082%) Slack
6 1 (0.082%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.82%) Internet
2 7 (0.58%) LAN
2 7 (0.58%) WAN
3 6 (0.49%) LDAP
3 6 (0.49%) Wireless
4 5 (0.41%) DHCP
4 5 (0.41%) MPLS
4 5 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.41%) VLAN
5 3 (0.25%) Firewall
6 2 (0.16%) Intranet
6 2 (0.16%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.16%) SAN
6 2 (0.16%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.082%) Broadband
7 1 (0.082%) DNS
7 1 (0.082%) Network Security
7 1 (0.082%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.082%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 128 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 95 (7.81%) Big Data
4 75 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 73 (6.00%) Relational Database
6 69 (5.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 63 (5.18%) Hadoop
8 45 (3.70%) Data Mining
9 43 (3.54%) DB2
10 38 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
11 36 (2.96%) Power BI
11 36 (2.96%) QlikView
12 32 (2.63%) MS Access
13 30 (2.47%) Apache Hive
14 25 (2.06%) DataStage
15 23 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 22 (1.81%) GIS
17 19 (1.56%) Oracle Database
18 18 (1.48%) NoSQL
19 16 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (2.22%) JIRA
2 22 (1.81%) Talend Open Studio
3 20 (1.64%) ERwin
4 9 (0.74%) PowerDesigner
5 8 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.58%) Toad
7 6 (0.49%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.49%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.25%) AccuRev
8 3 (0.25%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.25%) Selenium
9 2 (0.16%) git-flow
9 2 (0.16%) LSMW
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.082%) PowerBuilder
General
1 365 (30.02%) Finance
2 135 (11.10%) Banking
3 62 (5.10%) Retail
4 54 (4.44%) Marketing
5 53 (4.36%) Investment Banking
6 32 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (1.32%) Back Office
9 14 (1.15%) Advertising
9 14 (1.15%) Legal
10 9 (0.74%) Publishing
11 8 (0.66%) Billing
11 8 (0.66%) Front Office
12 7 (0.58%) Law
13 5 (0.41%) Electronics
13 5 (0.41%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.41%) International Banking
13 5 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.33%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.87%) XML
2 17 (1.40%) XML Messaging
3 15 (1.23%) Web Services
4 14 (1.15%) .NET
5 13 (1.07%) HTML
6 10 (0.82%) XML Schema
7 8 (0.66%) CSS
7 8 (0.66%) Middleware
7 8 (0.66%) WSDL
8 7 (0.58%) Kafka
9 6 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (0.49%) REST
9 6 (0.49%) SOAP
10 4 (0.33%) Apache Tez
10 4 (0.33%) jQuery
10 4 (0.33%) Mason
11 3 (0.25%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.25%) D3.js
11 3 (0.25%) HTML5
11 3 (0.25%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 235 (19.33%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.76%) Management Information System
3 55 (4.52%) Data Structures
4 34 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 31 (2.55%) Reference Data
6 28 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (1.56%) Credit Risk
8 19 (1.56%) NHS
9 18 (1.48%) FMCG
10 11 (0.90%) Algorithms
10 11 (0.90%) Equities
11 10 (0.82%) SWIFT
12 8 (0.66%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.66%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.58%) Derivative
13 7 (0.58%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.41%) CMDB
14 5 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 36 (2.96%) Windows
2 35 (2.88%) Linux
3 25 (2.06%) Unix
4 5 (0.41%) Android
4 5 (0.41%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.25%) AIX
5 3 (0.25%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.25%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.16%) Solaris
6 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.082%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.082%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (30.67%) Data Analysis
2 239 (19.65%) Data Modelling
3 218 (17.93%) Migration
4 171 (14.06%) Data Management
5 168 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
5 168 (13.82%) Data Migration
6 167 (13.73%) Analytics
7 161 (13.24%) ETL
8 104 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
9 98 (8.06%) Data Cleansing
10 83 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 75 (6.17%) Visualisation
12 72 (5.92%) Data Analytics
13 70 (5.76%) Statistics
14 69 (5.67%) ERP
15 67 (5.51%) CRM
15 67 (5.51%) Data Mapping
16 63 (5.18%) Business Analysis
17 53 (4.36%) Mathematics
18 52 (4.28%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 532 (43.75%) SQL
2 111 (9.13%) Python
3 87 (7.15%) R
4 81 (6.66%) VBA
5 39 (3.21%) T-SQL
6 29 (2.38%) Java
7 20 (1.64%) C++
7 20 (1.64%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.23%) C
9 14 (1.15%) C#
9 14 (1.15%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.07%) MATLAB
11 9 (0.74%) VB
12 8 (0.66%) Perl
13 6 (0.49%) PHP
14 4 (0.33%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.25%) Scala
16 2 (0.16%) F#
16 2 (0.16%) Magik
16 2 (0.16%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 104 (8.55%) Degree
2 34 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.07%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.90%) PhD
5 8 (0.66%) ISEB
6 7 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
7 6 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.49%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.25%) ACCA
8 3 (0.25%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.25%) CBAP
8 3 (0.25%) CIMA
9 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.16%) GISP
9 2 (0.16%) IIBA
9 2 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.082%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.082%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.082%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.082%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (17.76%) Data Quality
2 23 (1.89%) QA
3 16 (1.32%) PMO
4 15 (1.23%) Solvency II
5 13 (1.07%) IFRS
6 11 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (0.82%) ISO20022
8 9 (0.74%) GDPR
8 9 (0.74%) IFRS 9
9 5 (0.41%) SLA
10 3 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.16%) FATCA
11 2 (0.16%) WCAG
12 1 (0.082%) BS7666
12 1 (0.082%) GMP
12 1 (0.082%) IAS 39
12 1 (0.082%) ISO13485
12 1 (0.082%) MiFID
12 1 (0.082%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.58%) vSphere
2 7 (0.58%) XenApp
3 3 (0.25%) HDFS
4 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.082%) Firmware
5 1 (0.082%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (0.58%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 3 (0.25%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.16%) Ansible
3 2 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.16%) SCCM
4 1 (0.082%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 160 (13.16%) Oracle
2 152 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 109 (8.96%) SAP
4 74 (6.09%) Tableau
5 52 (4.28%) Teradata
6 28 (2.30%) Informatica
7 26 (2.14%) Sybase
8 23 (1.89%) Cognos
9 22 (1.81%) Talend
10 21 (1.73%) IBM
11 19 (1.56%) Bloomberg
11 19 (1.56%) Google
11 19 (1.56%) Netezza
11 19 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (1.23%) Ab Initio
13 13 (1.07%) VMware
14 12 (0.99%) Reuters
15 11 (0.90%) NetApp
16 9 (0.74%) Cisco
17 8 (0.66%) ServiceNow
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £380 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300 - £550 per day (to be confirmed, and dependant on experience)
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
CHM Recruit
Rate: £21,000 per annum pro-rata
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Middletons Assured Talent
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + -
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Salary: £34,476 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £225 to £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £225 per month
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago