Period
to 20 April 2021

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £414 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 159 193 221
Rank change year-on-year +34 +28 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 890 804 1,265
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 1.40% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.49% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 546 866
10th Percentile £213 £200 £203
25th Percentile £313 £300 £293
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £414 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +3.44% - +3.23%
75th Percentile £500 £488 £475
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 44 64
10th Percentile £11.53 £14.05 £10.06
25th Percentile £14.47 £15.66 £11.85
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.06 £18.91
Median % change year-on-year -0.27% +6.05% +2.22%
75th Percentile £25.31 £22.51 £23.49
90th Percentile £34.99 £28.38 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.90 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -10.50% +11.11% +2.86%

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 49,685 53,854 90,609
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 93.78% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,126 35,719 61,078
10th Percentile £280 £225 £273
25th Percentile £379 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £460 £465
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% -1.08% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £569 £569
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,684 2,067 2,666
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.61 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% +2.86%
75th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £57.85 £52.17 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.86 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.41% +2.03% -

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Analyst.

Daily rate trend for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Analyst over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Analyst.

Hourly rate trend for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Analyst over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021. 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 +29 747 £425 +6.25% 95
London +25 400 £450 -2.70% 39
UK excluding London +28 361 £375 +3.45% 58
Work from Home -73 219 £425 +41.67% 9
South East +24 104 £400 +1.01% 16
North of England +41 85 £315 -3.08% 17
North West +38 52 £313 -4.58% 5
Scotland -5 46 £413 +25.00% 5
Midlands +10 41 £375 -6.25% 10
East of England +12 35 £344 -8.33% 6
Yorkshire +16 31 £350 +9.80% 9
South West +52 29 £425 +39.92% 2
West Midlands +9 25 £413 +3.13% 9
Wales +23 15 £203 +62.00% 1
East Midlands +6 14 £338 -15.63% 1
Northern Ireland +9 7 £400 +17.13% 1
North East +21 2 - - 3

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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.

1 434 (48.76%) SQL
2 262 (29.44%) Data Analysis
3 235 (26.40%) Finance
4 217 (24.38%) Business Intelligence
5 187 (21.01%) Analytical Skills
6 184 (20.67%) Power BI
6 184 (20.67%) Power Platform
7 179 (20.11%) Python
8 172 (19.33%) Analytics
9 168 (18.88%) Microsoft Excel
10 166 (18.65%) Data Modelling
11 162 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
12 130 (14.61%) Migration
13 119 (13.37%) Visualisation
13 119 (13.37%) Data Quality
14 116 (13.03%) ETL
15 113 (12.70%) Data Management
15 113 (12.70%) Tableau
16 99 (11.12%) Azure
16 99 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
17 97 (10.90%) Data Warehouse
18 96 (10.79%) Microsoft
19 90 (10.11%) Public Sector
20 88 (9.89%) Data Migration
21 86 (9.66%) Oracle
22 80 (8.99%) Decision-Making
23 79 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
24 78 (8.76%) SQL Server
25 74 (8.31%) R
26 72 (8.09%) SAP

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 46 (5.17%) SAS
2 23 (2.58%) Confluence
3 16 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.57%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.11%) Apache
7 1 (0.11%) IIS
7 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 168 (18.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (3.93%) Spreadsheet
4 20 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.01%) Stata
7 6 (0.67%) SPSS
8 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.46%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (1.35%) Markit EDM
3 10 (1.12%) Eagle PACE
4 5 (0.56%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.45%) MFGPRO
5 4 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.22%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.22%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.11%) RMDS
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 184 (20.67%) Power Platform
2 99 (11.12%) Azure
3 60 (6.74%) AWS
4 23 (2.58%) Google Analytics
5 18 (2.02%) GCP
6 16 (1.80%) Amazon S3
7 15 (1.69%) Adobe Analytics
8 11 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (1.24%) Microsoft 365
9 10 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (0.90%) Amazon Glacier
10 8 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (0.90%) GitHub
11 7 (0.79%) SaaS
12 5 (0.56%) Power Automate
12 5 (0.56%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.45%) Contentsquare
13 4 (0.45%) Google Data Studio
13 4 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.56%) FTP
2 2 (0.22%) Firewall
2 2 (0.22%) HTTP
3 1 (0.11%) 4G
3 1 (0.11%) Internet
3 1 (0.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (20.67%) Power BI
2 113 (12.70%) Tableau
3 97 (10.90%) Data Warehouse
4 78 (8.76%) SQL Server
5 42 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (4.49%) Big Data
7 39 (4.38%) Relational Database
8 34 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (3.60%) Qlik Sense
10 28 (3.15%) Data Mining
10 28 (3.15%) QlikView
11 25 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 24 (2.70%) Data Lake
13 21 (2.36%) Amazon Redshift
14 19 (2.13%) Hadoop
14 19 (2.13%) Pentaho
15 14 (1.57%) RDBMS
16 13 (1.46%) Amazon Athena
16 13 (1.46%) Apache Hive
16 13 (1.46%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 46 (5.17%) JIRA
2 8 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.45%) ERwin
3 4 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (0.45%) RStudio
3 4 (0.45%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.34%) LSMW
4 3 (0.34%) Toad
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.11%) GitLab
6 1 (0.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.11%) TestDirector
General
1 235 (26.40%) Finance
2 90 (10.11%) Public Sector
3 40 (4.49%) Marketing
4 32 (3.60%) Banking
5 29 (3.26%) Front Office
6 22 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 22 (2.47%) Retail
7 21 (2.36%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.69%) Local Government
9 12 (1.35%) Back Office
9 12 (1.35%) Electronics
10 11 (1.24%) Publishing
11 9 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.90%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.90%) Legal
13 7 (0.79%) Advertising
14 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.67%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.56%) Billing
15 5 (0.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.81%) XML
2 19 (2.13%) Web Services
3 16 (1.80%) JSON
4 12 (1.35%) Shiny
5 8 (0.90%) Pandas
6 7 (0.79%) Flash
7 6 (0.67%) RESTful
8 5 (0.56%) CSS
8 5 (0.56%) HTML
8 5 (0.56%) PySpark
9 4 (0.45%) Kafka
9 4 (0.45%) NumPy
10 3 (0.34%) .NET
10 3 (0.34%) CoreNLP
10 3 (0.34%) EDI
10 3 (0.34%) REST
11 2 (0.22%) D3.js
11 2 (0.22%) GraphQL
11 2 (0.22%) JSON Schema
11 2 (0.22%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 187 (21.01%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.28%) Reference Data
3 44 (4.94%) NHS
4 27 (3.03%) Hedge funds
5 20 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.91%) Derivative
6 17 (1.91%) Equities
7 16 (1.80%) Organisational Skills
8 15 (1.69%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
9 13 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
11 10 (1.12%) User Experience
12 9 (1.01%) Social Media
13 7 (0.79%) Data Centre
13 7 (0.79%) FMCG
13 7 (0.79%) Reinsurance
14 5 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 17 (1.91%) Linux
2 13 (1.46%) Unix
3 6 (0.67%) Windows
4 3 (0.34%) VME
5 1 (0.11%) Android
5 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (29.44%) Data Analysis
2 217 (24.38%) Business Intelligence
3 172 (19.33%) Analytics
4 166 (18.65%) Data Modelling
5 162 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
6 130 (14.61%) Migration
7 119 (13.37%) Visualisation
8 116 (13.03%) ETL
9 113 (12.70%) Data Management
10 99 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
11 88 (9.89%) Data Migration
12 80 (8.99%) Decision-Making
13 79 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 67 (7.53%) Requirements Gathering
15 63 (7.08%) Data Governance
15 63 (7.08%) Data Visualisation
16 62 (6.97%) Data Mapping
17 58 (6.52%) Dashboard Development
18 57 (6.40%) Business Analysis
19 55 (6.18%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 434 (48.76%) SQL
2 179 (20.11%) Python
3 74 (8.31%) R
4 44 (4.94%) T-SQL
5 39 (4.38%) VBA
6 26 (2.92%) JavaScript
7 12 (1.35%) Java
8 11 (1.24%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.12%) C
10 5 (0.56%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.45%) C#
11 4 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (0.45%) Scala
12 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.34%) VB
13 2 (0.22%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.22%) Perl
13 2 (0.22%) SHACL
13 2 (0.22%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.11%) sed
Qualifications
1 55 (6.18%) Security Cleared
2 44 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 42 (4.72%) Degree
4 6 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (0.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.34%) PhD
6 2 (0.22%) CBAP
6 2 (0.22%) CISSP
6 2 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.22%) IIBA
6 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.22%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.11%) CCENT
7 1 (0.11%) CCNA
7 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (13.37%) Data Quality
2 30 (3.37%) QA
3 20 (2.25%) GDPR
4 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.22%) IFRS
5 2 (0.22%) PMO
5 2 (0.22%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) Basel III
6 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (0.34%) HDFS
2 2 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.22%) CASB
1 2 (0.22%) Core Impact
2 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 96 (10.79%) Microsoft
2 86 (9.66%) Oracle
3 72 (8.09%) SAP
4 36 (4.04%) Google
5 33 (3.71%) Informatica
6 28 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (2.47%) Adobe
8 15 (1.69%) Bloomberg
8 15 (1.69%) Teradata
9 14 (1.57%) Databricks
10 9 (1.01%) Sparx
11 8 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
11 8 (0.90%) Trillium
12 6 (0.67%) Alteryx
12 6 (0.67%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.56%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.56%) Sage
13 5 (0.56%) Workday
14 4 (0.45%) Pega
15 3 (0.34%) Mapinfo