The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 203 148
Rank change year-on-year +20 -55  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 644 673 892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.25% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.32% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 454 605
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £206 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +0.28% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 21
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.63% -19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.36 £10.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £27.80 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £18.47
% change year-on-year +20.00% -18.78%  

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +16 588 £400 +6.66% 123
London +27 341 £431 +7.81% 50
City of London +29 78 £498 +13.71% 8
South East -24 70 £325 -7.14% 21
North West +21 41 £400 +18.51% 16
Scotland +40 38 £400 +19.04% 3
Edinburgh +32 31 £400 +6.66% 1
West Midlands +20 30 £325 -2.98% 9
Berkshire +19 28 £363 - 2
East of England -8 27 £375 -11.76% 7
Yorkshire +12 24 £303 -24.37% 7
South West -12 22 £415 +18.57% 13
East Midlands 0 21 £425 +41.66%
Manchester +14 18 £400 +23.07% 7
Cheshire +25 17 £405 +52.83% 4
West Yorkshire +11 17 £305 -23.75% 6
Leeds +18 14 £300 -25.00% 6
Surrey -3 14 £351 -29.80% 4
Warwickshire +13 13 £313 -31.50%
Hertfordshire 0 12 £375 -16.66% 3
Northamptonshire +10 11 £425 +70.00%
North East +79 9 £180 -44.61%
Cambridgeshire +5 9 £270 +0.93% 2
Wales +2 9 £298 -20.66% 4
Slough +12 8 £275 +42.67%
Warwick +9 8 £250 -45.20%
South Wales +2 8 £298 -20.66% 2
Bristol -6 8 £381 +12.96% 5
Buckinghamshire -15 8 £146 -65.58% 4
Birmingham +13 7 £363 +1.75% 6

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 538 (43.81%) SQL
2 372 (30.29%) Finance
3 366 (29.80%) Data Analysis
4 331 (26.95%) Microsoft Excel
5 253 (20.60%) Analytical Skills
6 248 (20.20%) Data Modelling
7 244 (19.87%) Migration
8 211 (17.18%) Data Quality
9 199 (16.21%) Data Migration
10 190 (15.47%) Analytics
11 184 (14.98%) Data Management
12 161 (13.11%) SQL Server
13 153 (12.46%) Business Intelligence
14 149 (12.13%) ETL
15 147 (11.97%) Banking
16 142 (11.56%) Microsoft
17 127 (10.34%) Oracle
18 123 (10.02%) Data Warehouse
19 121 (9.85%) SAP
20 117 (9.53%) Degree
21 104 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
22 102 (8.31%) Big Data
23 101 (8.22%) Data Cleansing
24 97 (7.90%) SAS
25 95 (7.74%) VBA
26 92 (7.49%) R
27 91 (7.41%) Tableau
28 89 (7.25%) Data Mapping
29 86 (7.00%) Hadoop
30 82 (6.68%) Visualisation

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 97 (7.90%) SAS
2 35 (2.85%) Apache Spark
3 19 (1.55%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.73%) Confluence
4 9 (0.73%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.65%) Apache Pig
6 7 (0.57%) Apache
6 7 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.57%) Smallworld
7 4 (0.33%) CMS
7 4 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.16%) Documentum
10 1 (0.081%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.081%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.081%) IIS
10 1 (0.081%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 331 (26.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
5 32 (2.61%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.30%) SPSS
7 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.41%) Stata
9 1 (0.081%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.081%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 26 (2.12%) Markit EDM
2 20 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.22%) Maximo
4 12 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.73%) SAP PM
6 8 (0.65%) Eagle PACE
6 8 (0.65%) FastStats
7 7 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.57%) SimCorp Dimension
7 7 (0.57%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.41%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.33%) Eloqua
9 4 (0.33%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.22%) Google Analytics
2 13 (1.06%) SaaS
3 11 (0.90%) Office 365
4 10 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (0.41%) G Suite
7 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.16%) GitHub
8 2 (0.16%) Veeva
9 1 (0.081%) AdSense
9 1 (0.081%) AdWords
9 1 (0.081%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.081%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.081%) Slack
9 1 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.081%) SurveyMonkey
9 1 (0.081%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.57%) Internet
2 6 (0.49%) LDAP
3 3 (0.24%) Firewall
3 3 (0.24%) SMS
4 2 (0.16%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.16%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.081%) Broadband
5 1 (0.081%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.081%) DHCP
5 1 (0.081%) DNS
5 1 (0.081%) Intranet
5 1 (0.081%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.081%) MPLS
5 1 (0.081%) Network Security
5 1 (0.081%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.081%) SAN
5 1 (0.081%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.081%) VLAN
5 1 (0.081%) WAN
5 1 (0.081%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 123 (10.02%) Data Warehouse
3 102 (8.31%) Big Data
4 86 (7.00%) Hadoop
5 82 (6.68%) Relational Database
6 64 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 62 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 55 (4.48%) Data Mining
9 47 (3.83%) MS Access
10 35 (2.85%) Power BI
11 33 (2.69%) BusinessObjects
11 33 (2.69%) QlikView
12 25 (2.04%) DB2
13 22 (1.79%) GIS
14 21 (1.71%) Apache Hive
14 21 (1.71%) DataStage
15 19 (1.55%) NoSQL
16 17 (1.38%) PowerPivot
16 17 (1.38%) RDBMS
17 16 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (2.12%) Talend Open Studio
2 24 (1.95%) ERwin
3 22 (1.79%) JIRA
4 11 (0.90%) PowerDesigner
5 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.73%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.65%) Toad
7 4 (0.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.16%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.16%) Maven
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.16%) Selenium
9 1 (0.081%) LSMW
9 1 (0.081%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.081%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.081%) TeamCity
General
1 372 (30.29%) Finance
2 147 (11.97%) Banking
3 58 (4.72%) Retail
4 52 (4.23%) Marketing
5 48 (3.91%) Investment Banking
6 27 (2.20%) Legal
7 25 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.87%) Front Office
8 23 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 19 (1.55%) Back Office
11 14 (1.14%) Advertising
12 13 (1.06%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.98%) Law
14 11 (0.90%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.81%) Publishing
16 8 (0.65%) Billing
16 8 (0.65%) French Language
17 7 (0.57%) German Language
18 6 (0.49%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.83%) XML
2 14 (1.14%) XML Messaging
3 12 (0.98%) Web Services
4 11 (0.90%) XML Schema
5 8 (0.65%) .NET
5 8 (0.65%) D3.js
5 8 (0.65%) REST
6 7 (0.57%) JSON
6 7 (0.57%) Kafka
6 7 (0.57%) Middleware
7 6 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.41%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.41%) SOAP
8 5 (0.41%) XSD
9 4 (0.33%) HTML
9 4 (0.33%) Three.js
10 3 (0.24%) Node.js
10 3 (0.24%) React
10 3 (0.24%) WSDL
10 3 (0.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 253 (20.60%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.21%) Data Structures
3 61 (4.97%) Management Information System
4 32 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 32 (2.61%) Reference Data
5 30 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 22 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (1.55%) Hedge funds
8 17 (1.38%) Credit Risk
9 16 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
9 16 (1.30%) NHS
10 15 (1.22%) Market Risk
11 14 (1.14%) Algorithms
12 13 (1.06%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.90%) Equities
13 11 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (0.90%) SWIFT
14 10 (0.81%) Derivative
15 6 (0.49%) FMCG
15 6 (0.49%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 35 (2.85%) Windows
2 29 (2.36%) Linux
3 18 (1.47%) Unix
4 6 (0.49%) AIX
5 5 (0.41%) Android
5 5 (0.41%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.33%) Solaris
6 4 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.081%) HPUX
9 1 (0.081%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.081%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (29.80%) Data Analysis
2 248 (20.20%) Data Modelling
3 244 (19.87%) Migration
4 199 (16.21%) Data Migration
5 190 (15.47%) Analytics
6 184 (14.98%) Data Management
7 153 (12.46%) Business Intelligence
8 149 (12.13%) ETL
9 104 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
10 101 (8.22%) Data Cleansing
11 89 (7.25%) Data Mapping
12 82 (6.68%) Visualisation
13 80 (6.51%) Business Analysis
14 78 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
15 74 (6.03%) Data Analytics
15 74 (6.03%) Data Governance
16 70 (5.70%) Statistics
17 66 (5.37%) CRM
18 65 (5.29%) Validation
19 61 (4.97%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 538 (43.81%) SQL
2 95 (7.74%) VBA
3 92 (7.49%) R
4 78 (6.35%) Python
5 37 (3.01%) T-SQL
6 29 (2.36%) Java
7 20 (1.63%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.63%) VB
8 19 (1.55%) C
9 15 (1.22%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.06%) C++
11 12 (0.98%) MATLAB
12 8 (0.65%) C#
13 7 (0.57%) Perl
13 7 (0.57%) Scala
14 5 (0.41%) XPath
15 4 (0.33%) VBScript
16 3 (0.24%) PHP
16 3 (0.24%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.16%) Magik
Qualifications
1 117 (9.53%) Degree
2 15 (1.22%) Security Cleared
3 8 (0.65%) ISEB
3 8 (0.65%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.49%) CIMA
5 5 (0.41%) Postgraduate
6 4 (0.33%) ACCA
6 4 (0.33%) CISSP
6 4 (0.33%) IIBA
6 4 (0.33%) PhD
7 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.16%) CBAP
8 2 (0.16%) CISM
8 2 (0.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.16%) CRISC
8 2 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.16%) GISP
8 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.16%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (17.18%) Data Quality
2 18 (1.47%) GDPR
2 18 (1.47%) QA
3 16 (1.30%) MiFID
4 15 (1.22%) PMO
5 12 (0.98%) ISO 20022
5 12 (0.98%) SLA
6 8 (0.65%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
8 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.33%) GMP
9 4 (0.33%) IFRS
9 4 (0.33%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.16%) COBIT
11 2 (0.16%) EMIR
11 2 (0.16%) FATCA
System Software
1 16 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.73%) vSphere
3 7 (0.57%) XenApp
4 6 (0.49%) HDFS
5 2 (0.16%) Firmware
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.16%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.33%) BladeLogic
2 3 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.16%) SCCM
3 2 (0.16%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.081%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.081%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.081%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.081%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.081%) vRealize
Vendors
1 142 (11.56%) Microsoft
2 127 (10.34%) Oracle
3 121 (9.85%) SAP
4 91 (7.41%) Tableau
5 53 (4.32%) Teradata
6 34 (2.77%) IBM
6 34 (2.77%) Informatica
7 26 (2.12%) Talend
8 23 (1.87%) Google
9 19 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (1.30%) Charles River
11 14 (1.14%) Cognos
12 13 (1.06%) Netezza
12 13 (1.06%) VMware
13 12 (0.98%) Sybase
14 11 (0.90%) Hyperion
15 10 (0.81%) Ab Initio
15 10 (0.81%) NetApp
15 10 (0.81%) Splunk
15 10 (0.81%) Trillium
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 22 minutes ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Rate: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 37 minutes ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £80 - £115 Per Day Umbrella
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Posted: 19 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £225 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £544 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
AMS contingency
Posted: 8 days ago
London
London Business School
Posted: 14 days ago
Wiltshire
NCC Group
Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: 11 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 18 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
AMS contingency
Posted: 11 days ago