Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 200 194
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,430 1,235 1,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.29% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.36% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 823 980
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £190
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 67 73
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -2.49% +14.62%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.70 £10.10
90th Percentile £39.50 £52.00 £27.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.39 £17.25
% change year-on-year -10.28% +6.61% +4.55%

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 95,407 90,891 102,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.79% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,339 59,264 65,754
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,822 3,233 3,722
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.47 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +14 1,315 £400 +6.67% 155
UK excluding London +58 728 £350 +7.69% 111
London -15 677 £425 +6.25% 58
South East +13 225 £355 -5.33% 32
North of England +63 149 £350 - 20
Midlands -15 101 £375 +25.00% 10
Scotland -3 81 £345 +6.15% 8
East of England +23 80 £365 +16.33% 20
North West +33 78 £375 +19.05% 16
South West +45 71 £350 +7.69% 15
West Midlands 0 66 £350 +16.67% 7
Yorkshire +22 59 £350 -12.50% 2
East Midlands -20 34 £381 +27.08% 3
Wales +7 13 £300 -7.69% 5
North East +69 12 £300 -33.33% 2
Northern Ireland -10 8 £250 -32.43% 1

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 603 (42.17%) SQL
2 472 (33.01%) Data Analysis
3 394 (27.55%) Finance
4 387 (27.06%) Microsoft Excel
5 315 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
6 258 (18.04%) Analytics
7 237 (16.57%) Data Modelling
8 231 (16.15%) Migration
9 226 (15.80%) Business Intelligence
10 221 (15.45%) Data Quality
11 210 (14.69%) Data Management
12 185 (12.94%) Microsoft
13 176 (12.31%) SQL Server
14 173 (12.10%) Data Migration
15 159 (11.12%) Banking
16 157 (10.98%) SAP
17 154 (10.77%) Tableau
18 149 (10.42%) ETL
19 145 (10.14%) Visualisation
20 143 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
21 134 (9.37%) Agile Software Development
22 129 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
23 122 (8.53%) Oracle
24 114 (7.97%) Degree
25 111 (7.76%) Business Analysis
26 108 (7.55%) Data Governance
27 107 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
28 105 (7.34%) Python
29 100 (6.99%) Data Mapping
30 98 (6.85%) VBA

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 98 (6.85%) SAS
2 53 (3.71%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.40%) Apache Spark
4 12 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 11 (0.77%) Confluence
6 7 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.49%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.21%) Apache
8 2 (0.14%) CMS
8 2 (0.14%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.070%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.070%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.070%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.070%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.070%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.070%) Documentum
9 1 (0.070%) Drupal
9 1 (0.070%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.070%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.070%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 387 (27.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 107 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
3 73 (5.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (2.73%) MS Visio
5 27 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (1.68%) SPSS
7 7 (0.49%) Stata
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.070%) Pipeline Pilot
9 1 (0.070%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.070%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 19 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.26%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.77%) SAP CO
3 11 (0.77%) SAP FI
3 11 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
4 9 (0.63%) Eloqua
4 9 (0.63%) HFM
5 7 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.49%) SAP MDG
5 7 (0.49%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.42%) Maximo
6 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.42%) SAP MDM
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.28%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.28%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.66%) Google Analytics
2 26 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.40%) Adobe Analytics
4 16 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.70%) Slack
5 10 (0.70%) Trello
6 8 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.42%) Office 365
8 6 (0.42%) SaaS
8 6 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.070%) Force.com
11 1 (0.070%) IaaS
11 1 (0.070%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.070%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.40%) SMS
2 4 (0.28%) Internet
3 3 (0.21%) DHCP
3 3 (0.21%) DNS
3 3 (0.21%) NAS
3 3 (0.21%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.14%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.14%) Firewall
4 2 (0.14%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.14%) SAN
4 2 (0.14%) SSL
5 1 (0.070%) 2G
5 1 (0.070%) 3G
5 1 (0.070%) 4G
5 1 (0.070%) Extranet
5 1 (0.070%) Intranet
5 1 (0.070%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.070%) LTE
5 1 (0.070%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.070%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 143 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 84 (5.87%) Big Data
3 84 (5.87%) Power BI
4 70 (4.90%) BusinessObjects
5 69 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (4.13%) Hadoop
6 59 (4.13%) Relational Database
7 56 (3.92%) QlikView
8 55 (3.85%) Data Mining
9 53 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 49 (3.43%) MS Access
11 22 (1.54%) Data Lake
11 22 (1.54%) SAP BW
12 21 (1.47%) Oracle Database
13 18 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (1.19%) Spotfire
15 16 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (1.05%) RDBMS
17 14 (0.98%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 24 (1.68%) JIRA
2 11 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (0.35%) LSMW
4 4 (0.28%) ERwin
5 3 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.21%) Maven
5 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.14%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.14%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.14%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.070%) ChangeMan
7 1 (0.070%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.070%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.070%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.070%) JMeter
7 1 (0.070%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.070%) ProC
7 1 (0.070%) Subversion
7 1 (0.070%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.070%) Toad
General
1 394 (27.55%) Finance
2 159 (11.12%) Banking
3 75 (5.24%) Marketing
4 60 (4.20%) Retail
5 42 (2.94%) Legal
6 24 (1.68%) Investment Banking
6 24 (1.68%) Law
6 24 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 23 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.33%) Retail Banking
10 13 (0.91%) Front Office
11 10 (0.70%) Military
12 9 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.56%) Billing
13 8 (0.56%) Games
14 7 (0.49%) Publishing
15 5 (0.35%) Advertising
15 5 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.35%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.06%) XML
2 17 (1.19%) HTML
3 12 (0.84%) .NET
3 12 (0.84%) CSS
4 10 (0.70%) FpML
4 10 (0.70%) JSON
5 9 (0.63%) Kafka
5 9 (0.63%) Pandas
6 7 (0.49%) Spring
6 7 (0.49%) Web Services
7 6 (0.42%) Middleware
8 5 (0.35%) Matplotlib
8 5 (0.35%) NumPy
8 5 (0.35%) XSD
9 4 (0.28%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.28%) COM
9 4 (0.28%) D3.js
9 4 (0.28%) REST
9 4 (0.28%) XSLT
10 3 (0.21%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 315 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 51 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 36 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 27 (1.89%) Data Centre
5 27 (1.89%) Reference Data
6 20 (1.40%) Credit Risk
6 20 (1.40%) Equities
7 17 (1.19%) FMCG
8 16 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
8 16 (1.12%) Fixed Income
9 13 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (0.84%) NHS
11 11 (0.77%) Derivative
11 11 (0.77%) User Experience
12 9 (0.63%) CMDB
13 8 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.56%) Linked Data
14 7 (0.49%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 32 (2.24%) Windows
2 15 (1.05%) Linux
3 14 (0.98%) Unix
4 9 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.42%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.14%) zOS
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.070%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (33.01%) Data Analysis
2 258 (18.04%) Analytics
3 237 (16.57%) Data Modelling
4 231 (16.15%) Migration
5 226 (15.80%) Business Intelligence
6 210 (14.69%) Data Management
7 173 (12.10%) Data Migration
8 149 (10.42%) ETL
9 145 (10.14%) Visualisation
10 134 (9.37%) Agile Software Development
11 129 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 111 (7.76%) Business Analysis
13 108 (7.55%) Data Governance
14 100 (6.99%) Data Mapping
15 95 (6.64%) Data Analytics
16 83 (5.80%) Data Cleansing
17 79 (5.52%) Statistics
18 74 (5.17%) Data Science
19 72 (5.03%) Validation
20 67 (4.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 603 (42.17%) SQL
2 105 (7.34%) Python
3 98 (6.85%) VBA
4 84 (5.87%) R
5 35 (2.45%) JavaScript
6 33 (2.31%) T-SQL
7 26 (1.82%) C#
8 25 (1.75%) Java
9 22 (1.54%) PHP
10 15 (1.05%) MATLAB
11 14 (0.98%) C
12 13 (0.91%) PL/SQL
12 13 (0.91%) Scala
12 13 (0.91%) VB
13 8 (0.56%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.42%) Perl
15 5 (0.35%) VBScript
16 4 (0.28%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.28%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 114 (7.97%) Degree
2 55 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
5 11 (0.77%) ISEB
6 9 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.35%) RHCE
10 4 (0.28%) MCSE
10 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.28%) PMP
11 3 (0.21%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.21%) IIBA
11 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.14%) PhD
13 1 (0.070%) CBAP
13 1 (0.070%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (15.45%) Data Quality
2 97 (6.78%) GDPR
3 41 (2.87%) QA
4 16 (1.12%) MiFID
5 15 (1.05%) SLA
6 12 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.63%) Def Stans
8 9 (0.63%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.63%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.49%) EMIR
10 7 (0.49%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.35%) IFRS
11 5 (0.35%) PMO
12 4 (0.28%) IFRS 9
13 3 (0.21%) CDISC
13 3 (0.21%) GxP
14 2 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.28%) HDFS
4 2 (0.14%) Docker
4 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.14%) RACF
4 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.070%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.21%) Ambari
2 3 (0.21%) Kibana
2 3 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.14%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.14%) Matomo
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.070%) Apache Slider
4 1 (0.070%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.070%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.070%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.070%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.070%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.070%) Oozie
4 1 (0.070%) SCCM
4 1 (0.070%) SCOM
4 1 (0.070%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 185 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 157 (10.98%) SAP
3 154 (10.77%) Tableau
4 122 (8.53%) Oracle
5 48 (3.36%) Google
6 40 (2.80%) Cognos
7 32 (2.24%) Teradata
8 29 (2.03%) Adobe
9 28 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (1.75%) IBM
11 18 (1.26%) Informatica
12 13 (0.91%) Alteryx
13 12 (0.84%) Talend
14 11 (0.77%) Workday
15 9 (0.63%) Hyperion
15 9 (0.63%) iManage
16 8 (0.56%) Capita
16 8 (0.56%) DataFlux
16 8 (0.56%) Marketo
16 8 (0.56%) SimCorp