Period
to 21 September 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 208 161
Rank change year-on-year +27 -47 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1409 1377 1758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.28% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.35% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 969 1171
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £193
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +0.57% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 78 62
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.05 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.18% -15.55% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.26 £10.50 £10.66
90th Percentile £31.53 £28.55 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -21.05% +11.76%

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 93616 102031 107742
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.83% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61189 66645 68250
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £244
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2806 3170 4109
UK median hourly rate £18.81 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.41 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.52 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% +4.67%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +21 1284 £400 +6.67% 124
UK excluding London +28 698 £352 +0.57% 72
London +21 698 £435 +8.75% 66
South East -11 210 £350 - 13
North of England +55 140 £375 +7.14% 20
Midlands +2 111 £335 -2.97% 11
Scotland +58 92 £388 +19.23% 12
North West +32 85 £400 +14.29% 15
West Midlands +18 69 £310 -4.62% 6
East of England -11 62 £362 +3.50% 4
South West +13 58 £389 +19.62% 9
Yorkshire +25 42 £309 -20.83% 4
East Midlands -10 39 £406 +16.07% 5
Wales +13 18 £310 -4.62%
North East +87 13 £180 -44.62% 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £225 - 3
Channel Islands -1 1 £300 -12.28%

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 654 (46.42%) SQL
2 420 (29.81%) Data Analysis
3 415 (29.45%) Finance
4 364 (25.83%) Microsoft Excel
5 302 (21.43%) Data Modelling
6 287 (20.37%) Migration
7 266 (18.88%) Data Quality
8 254 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
9 239 (16.96%) Analytics
10 224 (15.90%) Data Migration
11 195 (13.84%) Banking
12 178 (12.63%) Data Management
13 177 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
14 172 (12.21%) ETL
15 169 (11.99%) SQL Server
16 161 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
17 155 (11.00%) Microsoft
18 149 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
19 145 (10.29%) SAP
20 133 (9.44%) Oracle
21 122 (8.66%) Data Mapping
22 110 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
22 110 (7.81%) Degree
23 106 (7.52%) Data Cleansing
23 106 (7.52%) Data Governance
24 101 (7.17%) Business Analysis
25 100 (7.10%) Tableau
26 97 (6.88%) Data Analytics
26 97 (6.88%) Hadoop
27 95 (6.74%) 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 92 (6.53%) SAS
2 30 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 14 (0.99%) Confluence
5 11 (0.78%) Documentum
6 10 (0.71%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.35%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.28%) Apache
8 4 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.21%) CMS
9 3 (0.21%) Smallworld
10 1 (0.071%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.071%) Drupal
10 1 (0.071%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.071%) IIS
10 1 (0.071%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.071%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.071%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.071%) Tomcat
Applications
1 364 (25.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (2.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (2.20%) MS Visio
5 30 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (1.70%) SPSS
7 8 (0.57%) Stata
8 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 38 (2.70%) Markit EDM
2 18 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.28%) Maximo
3 13 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.78%) SimCorp Dimension
5 10 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.64%) Eagle PACE
6 9 (0.64%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.43%) FastStats
8 6 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.43%) SAP CRM
8 6 (0.43%) SAP MM
9 5 (0.35%) SAP APO
9 5 (0.35%) SAP MDM
9 5 (0.35%) SAP PM
9 5 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.28%) Infor M3
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.21%) Google Analytics
2 13 (0.92%) Office 365
3 11 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
5 7 (0.50%) SaaS
6 5 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.35%) Veeva
7 4 (0.28%) G Suite
7 4 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.14%) GitHub
8 2 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.071%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.071%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.071%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.071%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.92%) SMS
2 3 (0.21%) Intranet
3 2 (0.14%) Firewall
3 2 (0.14%) Internet
4 1 (0.071%) Broadband
4 1 (0.071%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.071%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.071%) LDAP
4 1 (0.071%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.071%) SAN
4 1 (0.071%) Skype
4 1 (0.071%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 161 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
3 97 (6.88%) Hadoop
4 94 (6.67%) Big Data
5 81 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 77 (5.46%) Relational Database
7 62 (4.40%) MS Access
8 56 (3.97%) Data Mining
9 53 (3.76%) QlikView
10 48 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 42 (2.98%) BusinessObjects
12 28 (1.99%) Power BI
13 25 (1.77%) DB2
14 22 (1.56%) RDBMS
15 21 (1.49%) Apache Hive
16 19 (1.35%) NoSQL
17 18 (1.28%) Qlik Sense
18 16 (1.14%) MySQL
18 16 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 15 (1.06%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 29 (2.06%) JIRA
2 19 (1.35%) ERwin
3 18 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
4 8 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.57%) PowerDesigner
5 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.43%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.35%) LSMW
7 5 (0.35%) Maven
7 5 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.21%) Toad
9 2 (0.14%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.14%) Selenium
9 2 (0.14%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.14%) XMLSpy
10 1 (0.071%) PeopleTools
10 1 (0.071%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.071%) Subversion
10 1 (0.071%) Vagrant
General
1 415 (29.45%) Finance
2 195 (13.84%) Banking
3 73 (5.18%) Retail
4 71 (5.04%) Marketing
5 63 (4.47%) Investment Banking
6 40 (2.84%) Front Office
7 39 (2.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 34 (2.41%) Telecoms
9 32 (2.27%) Legal
10 24 (1.70%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.35%) Financial Institution
12 17 (1.21%) Advertising
13 15 (1.06%) Back Office
14 14 (0.99%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.92%) Publishing
16 10 (0.71%) Law
17 8 (0.57%) Billing
18 7 (0.50%) Electronics
19 6 (0.43%) Automotive
19 6 (0.43%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.61%) XML
2 17 (1.21%) .NET
2 17 (1.21%) FpML
3 15 (1.06%) XSD
4 12 (0.85%) JSON
4 12 (0.85%) XSLT
5 10 (0.71%) REST
6 9 (0.64%) XML Schema
7 7 (0.50%) D3.js
7 7 (0.50%) Kafka
7 7 (0.50%) Middleware
7 7 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (0.43%) HTML
8 6 (0.43%) Web Services
8 6 (0.43%) XML Messaging
9 4 (0.28%) ODBC
10 3 (0.21%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.21%) JDBC
10 3 (0.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 254 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.82%) Data Structures
3 74 (5.25%) Management Information System
4 34 (2.41%) Reference Data
5 32 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.20%) Fixed Income
7 23 (1.63%) Equities
8 20 (1.42%) Hedge funds
9 19 (1.35%) Data Centre
10 17 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
11 15 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (1.06%) Market Risk
11 15 (1.06%) NHS
12 13 (0.92%) Derivative
13 12 (0.85%) Algorithms
13 12 (0.85%) Credit Risk
14 10 (0.71%) Taxonomies
15 7 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
15 7 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (2.34%) Windows
2 19 (1.35%) Linux
3 16 (1.14%) Unix
4 8 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.50%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.35%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.28%) AIX
7 4 (0.28%) Solaris
7 4 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.071%) HPUX
8 1 (0.071%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.071%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (29.81%) Data Analysis
2 302 (21.43%) Data Modelling
3 287 (20.37%) Migration
4 239 (16.96%) Analytics
5 224 (15.90%) Data Migration
6 178 (12.63%) Data Management
7 177 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
8 172 (12.21%) ETL
9 149 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
10 122 (8.66%) Data Mapping
11 110 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 106 (7.52%) Data Cleansing
12 106 (7.52%) Data Governance
13 101 (7.17%) Business Analysis
14 97 (6.88%) Data Analytics
15 95 (6.74%) Visualisation
16 86 (6.10%) Asset Management
17 73 (5.18%) Validation
18 70 (4.97%) CRM
19 68 (4.83%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 654 (46.42%) SQL
2 94 (6.67%) VBA
3 79 (5.61%) R
4 64 (4.54%) Python
5 62 (4.40%) T-SQL
6 28 (1.99%) VB
7 23 (1.63%) JavaScript
8 19 (1.35%) Java
9 16 (1.14%) C
10 13 (0.92%) C#
10 13 (0.92%) PL/SQL
11 12 (0.85%) XPath
12 10 (0.71%) MATLAB
13 8 (0.57%) Scala
14 5 (0.35%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.35%) C++
14 5 (0.35%) Perl
15 4 (0.28%) PHP
15 4 (0.28%) VBScript
16 3 (0.21%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 110 (7.81%) Degree
2 34 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.57%) ISEB
5 6 (0.43%) Postgraduate
6 4 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.28%) CIMA
6 4 (0.28%) CISSP
6 4 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.28%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.28%) RHCE
6 4 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.14%) CRISC
8 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.14%) IIBA
8 2 (0.14%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (18.88%) Data Quality
2 48 (3.41%) GDPR
3 31 (2.20%) QA
4 25 (1.77%) MiFID
5 14 (0.99%) SLA
6 13 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.64%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.57%) ISO 20022
8 8 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.57%) PMO
9 6 (0.43%) Actionable Recommendations
9 6 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.43%) GxP
10 5 (0.35%) EMIR
11 4 (0.28%) GMP
12 2 (0.14%) Basel III
12 2 (0.14%) COBIT
12 2 (0.14%) COREP
12 2 (0.14%) GAAP
12 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (0.57%) Active Directory
1 8 (0.57%) HDFS
2 4 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.21%) Firmware
4 2 (0.14%) SAP ITS
4 2 (0.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.071%) Docker
5 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (0.28%) BladeLogic
2 3 (0.21%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.14%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.071%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (0.071%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.071%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.071%) Kibana
4 1 (0.071%) Piwik
4 1 (0.071%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.071%) vRealize
Vendors
1 155 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 145 (10.29%) SAP
3 133 (9.44%) Oracle
4 100 (7.10%) Tableau
5 41 (2.91%) Teradata
6 37 (2.63%) IBM
7 31 (2.20%) Informatica
8 26 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
9 24 (1.70%) Google
10 19 (1.35%) Charles River
10 19 (1.35%) Cognos
11 18 (1.28%) Talend
12 17 (1.21%) Trillium
13 16 (1.14%) Bloomberg
14 13 (0.92%) Alteryx
14 13 (0.92%) DataFlux
14 13 (0.92%) Reuters
15 11 (0.78%) SimCorp
16 10 (0.71%) Adobe
17 8 (0.57%) Calypso