Period
to 19 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 211 183
Rank change year-on-year +17 -28 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,272 1,348 1,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.31% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.38% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 908 926
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £206
90th Percentile £550 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £355
% change year-on-year +1.35% +4.23% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 63 52
UK median hourly rate £16.63 £20.17 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.58% +12.06% +11.87%
10th Percentile £9.65 £12.38 £13.03
90th Percentile £29.96 £44.15 £31.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £21.09 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +20.49% +14.75%

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 83,692 97,688 93,750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.20% 94.77% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,987 64,142 61,213
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,904 3,170 2,823
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% -4.00%

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019. 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 +20 1,176 £413 +10.00% 114
UK excluding London +24 687 £375 +1.35% 82
London +27 570 £425 +6.25% 36
South East 0 186 £374 -0.27% 19
North of England +27 140 £395 +21.54% 17
East of England +38 100 £425 +3.66% 14
South West +8 98 £430 +14.67% 14
Midlands +13 78 £350 +0.72% 14
Yorkshire +13 68 £400 +23.08% 3
Scotland +18 60 £390 +14.71% 1
West Midlands +37 57 £350 +7.69% 11
North West +10 57 £325 -7.14% 12
East Midlands +3 21 £350 -6.67% 3
Northern Ireland +8 20 £225 -25.00% 2
North East +29 15 £288 -17.56% 2
Wales +24 5 £313 - 1

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 549 (43.16%) SQL
2 386 (30.35%) Data Analysis
3 346 (27.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 320 (25.16%) Finance
5 307 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
6 282 (22.17%) Business Intelligence
7 263 (20.68%) Analytics
8 235 (18.47%) Data Modelling
9 221 (17.37%) Migration
10 197 (15.49%) Data Quality
11 193 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
12 190 (14.94%) Tableau
13 158 (12.42%) Microsoft
13 158 (12.42%) Data Migration
14 155 (12.19%) Power BI
14 155 (12.19%) Power Platform
15 149 (11.71%) ETL
16 140 (11.01%) Data Warehouse
17 136 (10.69%) Data Management
18 134 (10.53%) SQL Server
18 134 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
19 132 (10.38%) Visualisation
20 124 (9.75%) Python
21 115 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
22 106 (8.33%) SAP
23 102 (8.02%) Oracle
24 99 (7.78%) Data Mapping
25 98 (7.70%) Banking
26 89 (7.00%) SAS
26 89 (7.00%) 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 89 (7.00%) SAS
2 30 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.34%) Confluence
4 14 (1.10%) Apache Spark
5 9 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.079%) Apache
7 1 (0.079%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.079%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.079%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.079%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.079%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.079%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.079%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 346 (27.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (5.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 69 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
4 29 (2.28%) Spreadsheet
5 21 (1.65%) SPSS
6 19 (1.49%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.31%) Stata
9 1 (0.079%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 17 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (0.79%) SAP MDG
4 9 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.63%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.55%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.39%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.39%) PolarLake
7 5 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.31%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
9 3 (0.24%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.24%) Loan IQ
9 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.16%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 155 (12.19%) Power Platform
2 55 (4.32%) AWS
3 51 (4.01%) Azure
4 27 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
5 24 (1.89%) Amazon S3
5 24 (1.89%) Google Analytics
6 16 (1.26%) GCP
7 14 (1.10%) Office 365
8 13 (1.02%) Adobe Analytics
8 13 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
9 10 (0.79%) SaaS
10 7 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.39%) AdWords
11 5 (0.39%) Google Tag Manager
12 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 3 (0.24%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.24%) Serverless
13 3 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.55%) Internet
2 2 (0.16%) Multicast
2 2 (0.16%) Skype
2 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.079%) Firewall
3 1 (0.079%) FTP
3 1 (0.079%) Intranet
3 1 (0.079%) LAN
3 1 (0.079%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.079%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (12.19%) Power BI
2 140 (11.01%) Data Warehouse
3 134 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 63 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 59 (4.64%) Relational Database
6 57 (4.48%) QlikView
7 50 (3.93%) Big Data
8 45 (3.54%) Amazon Redshift
9 43 (3.38%) Data Mining
10 35 (2.75%) Hadoop
11 34 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 31 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
12 31 (2.44%) MS Access
13 27 (2.12%) MySQL
14 25 (1.97%) NoSQL
15 21 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
16 19 (1.49%) Oracle Database
17 15 (1.18%) Qlik Sense
17 15 (1.18%) RDBMS
18 14 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (3.46%) JIRA
2 15 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.39%) Artifactory
6 5 (0.39%) ERwin
7 4 (0.31%) Mercurial
7 4 (0.31%) Subversion
8 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.16%) Hudson
9 2 (0.16%) LSMW
9 2 (0.16%) Toad
10 1 (0.079%) ER Studio
10 1 (0.079%) GitLab
10 1 (0.079%) PowerDesigner
10 1 (0.079%) RStudio
10 1 (0.079%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.079%) YouTrack
General
1 320 (25.16%) Finance
2 98 (7.70%) Banking
3 55 (4.32%) Public Sector
4 49 (3.85%) Marketing
5 37 (2.91%) Retail
6 32 (2.52%) Legal
6 32 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.26%) Front Office
8 16 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.02%) Back Office
9 13 (1.02%) Billing
10 12 (0.94%) Retail Banking
11 11 (0.86%) Advertising
12 10 (0.79%) Local Government
12 10 (0.79%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.71%) German Language
14 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.17%) XML
2 21 (1.65%) Web Services
3 20 (1.57%) JSON
4 11 (0.86%) Kafka
4 11 (0.86%) XML Schema
5 10 (0.79%) .NET
6 9 (0.71%) XSD
7 7 (0.55%) D3.js
7 7 (0.55%) Pandas
8 5 (0.39%) JDBC
8 5 (0.39%) RESTful
9 4 (0.31%) NumPy
9 4 (0.31%) REST
9 4 (0.31%) SciPy
10 3 (0.24%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (0.24%) scikit-learn
11 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.16%) COM
11 2 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.16%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 307 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (3.38%) Reference Data
3 38 (2.99%) Data Structures
4 33 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.36%) Algorithms
5 30 (2.36%) NHS
6 26 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (1.89%) Analytical Mindset
8 13 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (0.71%) Equities
10 9 (0.71%) Fixed Income
10 9 (0.71%) Taxonomies
11 8 (0.63%) Derivative
11 8 (0.63%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.63%) User Experience
12 7 (0.55%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.55%) Life Science
12 7 (0.55%) Linked Data
12 7 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (1.26%) Windows
2 14 (1.10%) Linux
3 6 (0.47%) Windows 10
4 4 (0.31%) Unix
5 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (30.35%) Data Analysis
2 282 (22.17%) Business Intelligence
3 263 (20.68%) Analytics
4 235 (18.47%) Data Modelling
5 221 (17.37%) Migration
6 193 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
7 158 (12.42%) Data Migration
8 149 (11.71%) ETL
9 136 (10.69%) Data Management
10 134 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
11 132 (10.38%) Visualisation
12 115 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 99 (7.78%) Data Mapping
14 89 (7.00%) Data Analytics
15 82 (6.45%) Data Cleansing
16 81 (6.37%) Data Governance
17 69 (5.42%) Data Visualisation
18 67 (5.27%) Validation
19 62 (4.87%) Business Analysis
20 60 (4.72%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 549 (43.16%) SQL
2 124 (9.75%) Python
3 69 (5.42%) R
4 43 (3.38%) VBA
5 42 (3.30%) T-SQL
6 21 (1.65%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.57%) PL/SQL
8 15 (1.18%) Java
9 13 (1.02%) C
10 12 (0.94%) VB
11 10 (0.79%) Scala
12 9 (0.71%) ANSI SQL
13 5 (0.39%) C#
14 3 (0.24%) X++
15 2 (0.16%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.16%) Perl
15 2 (0.16%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.16%) Ruby
16 1 (0.079%) C++
16 1 (0.079%) PHP
Qualifications
1 83 (6.53%) Degree
2 53 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
5 11 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.71%) ISEB
6 9 (0.71%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.63%) HND
8 7 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.47%) PMP
10 5 (0.39%) CIMA
10 5 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.31%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.24%) CIPFA
12 3 (0.24%) PhD
13 2 (0.16%) ACCA
13 2 (0.16%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (15.49%) Data Quality
2 38 (2.99%) GDPR
3 35 (2.75%) QA
4 12 (0.94%) IFRS
5 9 (0.71%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.63%) SLA
7 7 (0.55%) PMO
8 5 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.39%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.24%) HL7
10 2 (0.16%) Basel III
10 2 (0.16%) Dublin Core
10 2 (0.16%) MiFID
11 1 (0.079%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.079%) Basel II
11 1 (0.079%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.079%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.079%) PSD2
11 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.39%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.39%) Apache Flume
1 5 (0.39%) Docker
2 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (0.79%) Kibana
Vendors
1 190 (14.94%) Tableau
2 158 (12.42%) Microsoft
3 106 (8.33%) SAP
4 102 (8.02%) Oracle
5 44 (3.46%) Google
6 31 (2.44%) MicroStrategy
7 28 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (1.73%) Cognos
8 22 (1.73%) Informatica
9 18 (1.42%) Alteryx
10 15 (1.18%) Adobe
10 15 (1.18%) IBM
11 11 (0.86%) Bloomberg
11 11 (0.86%) JD Edwards
12 10 (0.79%) Talend
13 8 (0.63%) Teradata
14 7 (0.55%) Cloudera
14 7 (0.55%) Workday
15 6 (0.47%) Splunk
16 5 (0.39%) Facebook