Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Data Analyst
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 203 178
Rank change year-on-year +27 -25 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1507 1360 1650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 1.28% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.35% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 936 1084
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £203 £185
90th Percentile £575 £541 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £343 £350
% change year-on-year +4.01% -2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 81 78
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +21.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.30 £10.41
90th Percentile £30.80 £40.00 £37.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £18.38 £19.25
% change year-on-year -5.48% -4.51% +20.31%

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

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 17 November 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 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 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Top 17 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 17 November 2017. 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 +30 1374 £400 +6.67% 93
UK excluding London +45 770 £356 +4.01% 58
London +2 715 £438 +9.38% 43
South East +17 249 £352 +0.57% 8
North of England +92 146 £375 +7.14% 17
Midlands -29 105 £350 +7.69% 8
Scotland +33 97 £350 +7.69% 4
North West +51 94 £400 +14.29% 9
South West +33 79 £373 +24.17% 10
West Midlands -3 71 £332 -1.63% 2
East of England -13 68 £363 -9.38% 7
Yorkshire +23 38 £350 -12.50% 7
East Midlands -40 33 £400 +23.08% 5
Wales +16 17 £288 +25.00% 3
North East +76 14 £300 -22.58% 1
Northern Ireland -38 8 £250 -31.51% 1
Channel Islands +3 1 £300 -12.28%

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 693 (45.99%) SQL
2 472 (31.32%) Data Analysis
3 429 (28.47%) Finance
4 375 (24.88%) Microsoft Excel
5 311 (20.64%) Data Modelling
6 291 (19.31%) Analytical Skills
7 273 (18.12%) Migration
8 254 (16.85%) Data Quality
9 252 (16.72%) Analytics
10 220 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
11 207 (13.74%) Data Migration
12 198 (13.14%) Data Management
13 196 (13.01%) Banking
14 190 (12.61%) Microsoft
15 187 (12.41%) SQL Server
16 175 (11.61%) ETL
17 173 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
18 161 (10.68%) Data Warehouse
19 144 (9.56%) SAP
20 131 (8.69%) Oracle
21 127 (8.43%) Visualisation
22 121 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
23 116 (7.70%) Data Governance
24 114 (7.56%) Degree
25 111 (7.37%) Business Analysis
26 110 (7.30%) Tableau
26 110 (7.30%) Data Mapping
27 97 (6.44%) VBA
28 95 (6.30%) Data Analytics
29 94 (6.24%) Data Cleansing

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 83 (5.51%) SAS
2 46 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.33%) Apache Spark
4 12 (0.80%) Confluence
4 12 (0.80%) Documentum
4 12 (0.80%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.66%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.20%) Apache
7 3 (0.20%) CMS
8 2 (0.13%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.066%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.066%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.066%) Drupal
9 1 (0.066%) IIS
9 1 (0.066%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.066%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.066%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 375 (24.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (1.19%) SPSS
7 4 (0.27%) Stata
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 38 (2.52%) Markit EDM
2 28 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.93%) Maximo
4 12 (0.80%) SimCorp Dimension
5 9 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.60%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.53%) Eagle PACE
6 8 (0.53%) SAP CO
6 8 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.53%) SAP MM
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
8 6 (0.40%) SAP CRM
8 6 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.33%) FastStats
9 5 (0.33%) SAP APO
9 5 (0.33%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.33%) SAP MDM
9 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.53%) Google Analytics
2 17 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.66%) Office 365
5 7 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
5 7 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.33%) SaaS
6 5 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 5 (0.33%) Slack
6 5 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (0.33%) Trello
6 5 (0.33%) Veeva
7 4 (0.27%) G Suite
7 4 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.066%) AdWords
10 1 (0.066%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.066%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.19%) SMS
2 3 (0.20%) Firewall
2 3 (0.20%) Intranet
2 3 (0.20%) SAN
3 2 (0.13%) DHCP
3 2 (0.13%) DNS
3 2 (0.13%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (0.13%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.13%) LDAP
3 2 (0.13%) NAS
3 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.066%) Broadband
4 1 (0.066%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.066%) Internet
4 1 (0.066%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.066%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.066%) Skype
4 1 (0.066%) SMTP
4 1 (0.066%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 161 (10.68%) Data Warehouse
3 93 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 90 (5.97%) Big Data
5 73 (4.84%) Hadoop
6 62 (4.11%) QlikView
7 61 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 60 (3.98%) MS Access
9 57 (3.78%) BusinessObjects
9 57 (3.78%) Data Mining
9 57 (3.78%) Relational Database
10 48 (3.19%) Power BI
11 24 (1.59%) DB2
12 23 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (1.33%) Apache Hive
13 20 (1.33%) PowerPivot
14 18 (1.19%) Oracle Database
15 17 (1.13%) RDBMS
16 16 (1.06%) SAP BW
17 15 (1.00%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 23 (1.53%) JIRA
2 10 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.53%) ERwin
3 8 (0.53%) LSMW
3 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
4 7 (0.46%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.40%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.33%) Maven
6 5 (0.33%) PowerDesigner
7 4 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.13%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.13%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.13%) XMLSpy
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.066%) PeopleTools
9 1 (0.066%) Selenium
9 1 (0.066%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.066%) Subversion
9 1 (0.066%) Vagrant
General
1 429 (28.47%) Finance
2 196 (13.01%) Banking
3 81 (5.37%) Marketing
4 74 (4.91%) Retail
5 49 (3.25%) Investment Banking
6 36 (2.39%) Legal
7 34 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 33 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 32 (2.12%) Front Office
10 23 (1.53%) Retail Banking
11 20 (1.33%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.93%) Publishing
13 12 (0.80%) Advertising
14 11 (0.73%) Back Office
15 8 (0.53%) Law
16 7 (0.46%) Automotive
16 7 (0.46%) Dutch Language
16 7 (0.46%) Electronics
16 7 (0.46%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (5.04%) XML
2 21 (1.39%) .NET
3 19 (1.26%) FpML
4 15 (1.00%) JSON
4 15 (1.00%) XSD
5 13 (0.86%) HTML
6 12 (0.80%) XSLT
7 11 (0.73%) Web Services
8 10 (0.66%) REST
9 8 (0.53%) Middleware
10 7 (0.46%) CSS
10 7 (0.46%) Spring
11 6 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (0.40%) React
12 5 (0.33%) XML Schema
13 4 (0.27%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.27%) D3.js
13 4 (0.27%) Kafka
13 4 (0.27%) ODBC
14 3 (0.20%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 291 (19.31%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 74 (4.91%) Data Structures
4 37 (2.46%) Reference Data
5 31 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 30 (1.99%) Fixed Income
7 23 (1.53%) Equities
8 20 (1.33%) Data Centre
9 18 (1.19%) Hedge funds
10 17 (1.13%) NHS
11 16 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
12 15 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 13 (0.86%) Credit Risk
14 12 (0.80%) Derivative
15 11 (0.73%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.73%) FMCG
15 11 (0.73%) Market Risk
16 10 (0.66%) User Experience
17 9 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
17 9 (0.60%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 36 (2.39%) Windows
2 14 (0.93%) Linux
2 14 (0.93%) Unix
3 9 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (0.60%) Windows 10
4 6 (0.40%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.27%) AIX
6 4 (0.27%) Solaris
6 4 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.066%) HPUX
7 1 (0.066%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.066%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.066%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (31.32%) Data Analysis
2 311 (20.64%) Data Modelling
3 273 (18.12%) Migration
4 252 (16.72%) Analytics
5 220 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
6 207 (13.74%) Data Migration
7 198 (13.14%) Data Management
8 175 (11.61%) ETL
9 173 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
10 127 (8.43%) Visualisation
11 121 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 116 (7.70%) Data Governance
13 111 (7.37%) Business Analysis
14 110 (7.30%) Data Mapping
15 95 (6.30%) Data Analytics
16 94 (6.24%) Data Cleansing
17 91 (6.04%) CRM
18 73 (4.84%) Asset Management
19 68 (4.51%) User Acceptance Testing
20 67 (4.45%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 693 (45.99%) SQL
2 97 (6.44%) VBA
3 72 (4.78%) Python
3 72 (4.78%) R
4 67 (4.45%) T-SQL
5 34 (2.26%) JavaScript
6 24 (1.59%) Java
7 19 (1.26%) VB
8 17 (1.13%) C#
9 15 (1.00%) C
9 15 (1.00%) PL/SQL
10 12 (0.80%) PHP
10 12 (0.80%) XPath
11 8 (0.53%) MATLAB
11 8 (0.53%) Scala
12 7 (0.46%) Perl
12 7 (0.46%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.46%) VBScript
13 5 (0.33%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 114 (7.56%) Degree
2 46 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 30 (1.99%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.73%) ISEB
5 6 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.40%) PMI Certification
5 6 (0.40%) Postgraduate
5 6 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.33%) RHCE
7 4 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.27%) MCSE
7 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.27%) PMP
8 3 (0.20%) CIMA
8 3 (0.20%) CISSP
8 3 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.13%) IIBA
9 2 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (16.85%) Data Quality
2 77 (5.11%) GDPR
3 35 (2.32%) QA
4 22 (1.46%) MiFID
5 19 (1.26%) SLA
6 18 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.53%) PMO
9 6 (0.40%) GxP
9 6 (0.40%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.33%) EMIR
11 4 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.27%) ISO 20022
12 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.20%) IFRS
12 3 (0.20%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 9 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.46%) HDFS
2 7 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.13%) vSphere
4 1 (0.066%) Docker
4 1 (0.066%) Firmware
4 1 (0.066%) RACF
4 1 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (0.27%) BladeLogic
2 2 (0.13%) Ambari
2 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.13%) Kibana
2 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.13%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.13%) Piwik
2 2 (0.13%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 1 (0.066%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (0.066%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.066%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.066%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.066%) PowerCLI
3 1 (0.066%) SCCM
3 1 (0.066%) SCOM
3 1 (0.066%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.066%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.066%) vRealize
Vendors
1 190 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 144 (9.56%) SAP
3 131 (8.69%) Oracle
4 110 (7.30%) Tableau
5 41 (2.72%) IBM
6 37 (2.46%) Teradata
7 34 (2.26%) Google
8 32 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (1.73%) Informatica
10 25 (1.66%) Cognos
11 17 (1.13%) Charles River
12 15 (1.00%) Adobe
12 15 (1.00%) Bloomberg
13 12 (0.80%) Alteryx
13 12 (0.80%) DataFlux
13 12 (0.80%) SimCorp
14 11 (0.73%) Trillium
15 10 (0.66%) Reuters
16 9 (0.60%) Calypso
16 9 (0.60%) VMware