Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 201 178
Rank change year-on-year +22 -23 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1525 1370 1624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.30% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.37% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 945 1063
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £185
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £342 £350
% change year-on-year +4.97% -2.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 81 79
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.61 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.76% +0.56% +18.18%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.40 £10.42
90th Percentile £30.13 £40.00 £37.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.38 £19.50
% change year-on-year -4.80% -5.73% +21.88%

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +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% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
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 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +23 1392 £400 +6.67% 143
UK excluding London +49 780 £359 +4.97% 73
London -2 724 £425 +6.25% 74
South East +32 255 £361 +3.21% 20
North of England +88 147 £375 +7.14% 26
Midlands -30 104 £350 +7.69% 7
Scotland +36 99 £351 +7.85% 2
North West +53 91 £400 +14.29% 14
South West +29 81 £375 +25.00% 7
West Midlands +7 69 £325 -4.41% 4
East of England -11 69 £363 -3.33% 9
Yorkshire +16 42 £350 -12.50% 11
East Midlands -46 34 £388 +19.23% 2
Wales +20 16 £300 +11.63% 1
North East +71 14 £300 -22.58% 1
Northern Ireland -35 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 23 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.

1 702 (46.03%) SQL
2 481 (31.54%) Data Analysis
3 436 (28.59%) Finance
4 382 (25.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 305 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 302 (19.80%) Analytical Skills
7 270 (17.70%) Migration
8 264 (17.31%) Analytics
9 256 (16.79%) Data Quality
10 228 (14.95%) Business Intelligence
11 205 (13.44%) Data Migration
12 197 (12.92%) Banking
12 197 (12.92%) Data Management
13 194 (12.72%) Microsoft
14 191 (12.52%) SQL Server
15 175 (11.48%) ETL
15 175 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
16 158 (10.36%) Data Warehouse
17 146 (9.57%) SAP
18 133 (8.72%) Oracle
19 132 (8.66%) Visualisation
20 124 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
21 120 (7.87%) Tableau
22 117 (7.67%) Degree
23 116 (7.61%) Business Analysis
24 113 (7.41%) Data Governance
25 110 (7.21%) Data Mapping
26 103 (6.75%) Data Analytics
27 99 (6.49%) Data Cleansing
27 99 (6.49%) 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 92 (6.03%) SAS
2 46 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.25%) Apache Spark
4 12 (0.79%) Confluence
4 12 (0.79%) Documentum
4 12 (0.79%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.52%) Apache Pig
6 6 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.20%) Apache
7 3 (0.20%) CMS
8 2 (0.13%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.13%) Jupyter
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%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.066%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 382 (25.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (1.31%) SPSS
7 6 (0.39%) Stata
8 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 37 (2.43%) Markit EDM
2 27 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.92%) Maximo
4 12 (0.79%) SimCorp Dimension
5 9 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.59%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.52%) Eagle PACE
6 8 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.52%) SAP CO
6 8 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.52%) SAP MM
7 6 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.33%) FastStats
8 5 (0.33%) HFM
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.33%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.33%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.33%) SAP MDM
8 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.57%) Google Analytics
2 16 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.66%) Office 365
5 8 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
6 7 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.39%) Slack
7 6 (0.39%) Trello
8 5 (0.33%) SaaS
8 5 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 5 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.33%) Veeva
9 4 (0.26%) G Suite
9 4 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.066%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.066%) IaaS
12 1 (0.066%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.25%) 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%) 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%) LDAP
4 1 (0.066%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.066%) Skype
4 1 (0.066%) SMTP
4 1 (0.066%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (12.52%) SQL Server
2 158 (10.36%) Data Warehouse
3 93 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 88 (5.77%) Big Data
5 71 (4.66%) Hadoop
6 66 (4.33%) Data Mining
7 64 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 61 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
8 61 (4.00%) MS Access
8 61 (4.00%) QlikView
9 57 (3.74%) Power BI
10 55 (3.61%) Relational Database
11 23 (1.51%) DB2
11 23 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (1.31%) PowerPivot
13 19 (1.25%) Apache Hive
14 18 (1.18%) Oracle Database
15 16 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
15 16 (1.05%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.05%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 24 (1.57%) JIRA
2 10 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
4 8 (0.52%) LSMW
4 8 (0.52%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.46%) ERwin
6 6 (0.39%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.33%) Maven
7 5 (0.33%) PowerDesigner
8 4 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.13%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.13%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.13%) XMLSpy
10 1 (0.066%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.066%) PeopleTools
10 1 (0.066%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.066%) Subversion
10 1 (0.066%) Toad
10 1 (0.066%) Zephyr
General
1 436 (28.59%) Finance
2 197 (12.92%) Banking
3 83 (5.44%) Marketing
4 75 (4.92%) Retail
5 48 (3.15%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.23%) Legal
6 34 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 32 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
8 31 (2.03%) Front Office
9 24 (1.57%) Retail Banking
10 20 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.92%) Publishing
12 13 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.79%) Advertising
14 11 (0.72%) Back Office
14 11 (0.72%) Law
15 7 (0.46%) Automotive
15 7 (0.46%) Dutch Language
15 7 (0.46%) Electronics
15 7 (0.46%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (5.05%) XML
2 22 (1.44%) .NET
3 19 (1.25%) FpML
4 15 (0.98%) JSON
4 15 (0.98%) XSD
5 14 (0.92%) HTML
6 12 (0.79%) XSLT
7 10 (0.66%) REST
7 10 (0.66%) Web Services
8 8 (0.52%) Middleware
9 7 (0.46%) CSS
9 7 (0.46%) Spring
10 6 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (0.39%) React
11 5 (0.33%) ODBC
11 5 (0.33%) XML Schema
12 4 (0.26%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.26%) D3.js
12 4 (0.26%) Kafka
13 3 (0.20%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 302 (19.80%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 70 (4.59%) Data Structures
4 39 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.49%) Reference Data
6 30 (1.97%) Fixed Income
7 23 (1.51%) Equities
8 20 (1.31%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
9 17 (1.11%) Hedge funds
9 17 (1.11%) NHS
10 15 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (0.92%) Credit Risk
12 12 (0.79%) Derivative
13 11 (0.72%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.72%) FMCG
13 11 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (0.72%) User Experience
14 10 (0.66%) Market Risk
15 9 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 34 (2.23%) Windows
2 13 (0.85%) Linux
2 13 (0.85%) Unix
3 8 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (0.52%) Windows 10
4 5 (0.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.26%) AIX
5 4 (0.26%) Solaris
5 4 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.066%) HPUX
6 1 (0.066%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.066%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.066%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (31.54%) Data Analysis
2 305 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 270 (17.70%) Migration
4 264 (17.31%) Analytics
5 228 (14.95%) Business Intelligence
6 205 (13.44%) Data Migration
7 197 (12.92%) Data Management
8 175 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
8 175 (11.48%) ETL
9 132 (8.66%) Visualisation
10 124 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 116 (7.61%) Business Analysis
12 113 (7.41%) Data Governance
13 110 (7.21%) Data Mapping
14 103 (6.75%) Data Analytics
15 99 (6.49%) Data Cleansing
16 89 (5.84%) CRM
17 72 (4.72%) Asset Management
18 68 (4.46%) Statistics
19 67 (4.39%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 702 (46.03%) SQL
2 99 (6.49%) VBA
3 76 (4.98%) R
4 75 (4.92%) Python
5 68 (4.46%) T-SQL
6 36 (2.36%) JavaScript
7 22 (1.44%) Java
8 21 (1.38%) C#
9 18 (1.18%) VB
10 17 (1.11%) C
11 14 (0.92%) PL/SQL
12 13 (0.85%) PHP
13 12 (0.79%) XPath
14 10 (0.66%) MATLAB
15 8 (0.52%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.52%) Scala
16 7 (0.46%) Perl
16 7 (0.46%) VBScript
17 5 (0.33%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 117 (7.67%) Degree
2 52 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.72%) ISEB
5 7 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.39%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.39%) Postgraduate
6 6 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.33%) RHCE
8 4 (0.26%) MCSE
8 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.26%) PMP
9 3 (0.20%) CISSP
9 3 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.13%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (16.79%) Data Quality
2 78 (5.11%) GDPR
3 36 (2.36%) QA
4 22 (1.44%) MiFID
5 18 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.18%) SLA
6 15 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.46%) PMO
9 6 (0.39%) GxP
9 6 (0.39%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.33%) EMIR
11 4 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.26%) 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%) GMP
System Software
1 8 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.33%) HDFS
4 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.13%) vSphere
5 1 (0.066%) Docker
5 1 (0.066%) Firmware
5 1 (0.066%) RACF
5 1 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (0.26%) BladeLogic
1 4 (0.26%) Kibana
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%) 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
1 194 (12.72%) Microsoft
2 146 (9.57%) SAP
3 133 (8.72%) Oracle
4 120 (7.87%) Tableau
5 43 (2.82%) IBM
6 35 (2.30%) Google
6 35 (2.30%) Teradata
7 32 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
8 30 (1.97%) Cognos
9 25 (1.64%) Informatica
10 17 (1.11%) Adobe
10 17 (1.11%) Charles River
11 15 (0.98%) Bloomberg
12 12 (0.79%) DataFlux
12 12 (0.79%) SimCorp
13 11 (0.72%) Alteryx
13 11 (0.72%) Trillium
14 10 (0.66%) Reuters
15 9 (0.59%) Calypso
15 9 (0.59%) VMware