Period
to 10 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 215 213 220
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 413 1,216 1,329
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.33% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.41% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 795 897
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £179 £213 £202
90th Percentile £539 £550 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £370
% change year-on-year -6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 77 67
Median hourly rate £20.46 £16.67 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.71% -25.91% +25.24%
10th Percentile £13.18 £9.65 £12.40
90th Percentile £40.55 £29.96 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.23 £15.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year +28.22% -29.87% +30.43%

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 32,586 86,541 98,091
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 94.34% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,257 56,811 64,213
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.71% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,348 2,963 3,133
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.90% +8.33% -3.74%
10th Percentile £11.89 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.39% +3.77% -1.52%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Top 18 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 10 August 2020. 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 -13 357 £375 -6.25% 28
UK excluding London +11 227 £350 -6.67% 15
London -16 163 £400 -5.88% 18
South East +70 83 £375 +1.35% 1
North of England +24 45 £275 -29.03% 2
Work from Home -6 31 £370 -15.43% 3
Yorkshire +26 27 £325 -18.75% 2
Scotland +55 26 £375 +7.14% 3
Midlands +37 22 £423 +20.71% 2
South West +23 20 £294 -30.88% 1
West Midlands +36 16 £438 +25.00%
North West +45 15 £200 -38.46%
East of England +10 15 £413 -2.94% 4
Wales +51 12 £255 -9.33% 1
East Midlands +35 5 £375 +7.14% 2
North East +29 3 £200 -38.46%
Northern Ireland +11 3 £342 +51.78% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 163 (39.47%) SQL
2 120 (29.06%) Data Analysis
3 108 (26.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 103 (24.94%) Finance
5 100 (24.21%) Analytical Skills
6 92 (22.28%) Business Intelligence
7 82 (19.85%) Analytics
8 75 (18.16%) Python
9 70 (16.95%) Power Platform
10 69 (16.71%) Power BI
11 65 (15.74%) Visualisation
12 64 (15.50%) Data Quality
13 61 (14.77%) Migration
14 59 (14.29%) Data Modelling
15 53 (12.83%) Tableau
16 48 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
17 44 (10.65%) Microsoft
18 43 (10.41%) Data Migration
19 42 (10.17%) Data Management
20 41 (9.93%) SQL Server
20 41 (9.93%) Data Cleansing
21 39 (9.44%) Degree
21 39 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
22 35 (8.47%) R
23 34 (8.23%) Statistics
24 33 (7.99%) Data Warehouse
24 33 (7.99%) Data Visualisation
25 32 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
26 31 (7.51%) SAP
26 31 (7.51%) Data Analytics

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 17 (4.12%) SAS
2 9 (2.18%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (0.73%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.48%) Apache
5 2 (0.48%) Confluence
5 2 (0.48%) nginx
6 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.24%) Documentum
6 1 (0.24%) Jupyter
Applications
1 108 (26.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (6.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (3.63%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (1.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) ArcInfo
5 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.42%) Eagle PACE
1 10 (2.42%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.69%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.97%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.73%) Infor SunSystems
5 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.48%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.48%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.24%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.24%) FastStats
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.24%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 70 (16.95%) Power Platform
2 14 (3.39%) Azure
3 8 (1.94%) AWS
3 8 (1.94%) SaaS
4 7 (1.69%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.45%) Office 365
6 5 (1.21%) GCP
7 4 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.97%) Google Sheets
8 3 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.73%) Veeva
9 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.48%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.48%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.24%) Apigee
10 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.24%) Smartsheet
10 1 (0.24%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.97%) DHCP
1 4 (0.97%) DNS
2 2 (0.48%) FTP
2 2 (0.48%) LAN
2 2 (0.48%) Skype
3 1 (0.24%) 5G
3 1 (0.24%) DSL
3 1 (0.24%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (0.24%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.24%) VoIP
3 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (16.71%) Power BI
2 41 (9.93%) SQL Server
3 33 (7.99%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (5.33%) QlikView
5 16 (3.87%) Big Data
5 16 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (2.91%) Data Lake
8 11 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (2.42%) BigQuery
9 10 (2.42%) Data Mining
10 9 (2.18%) Qlik Sense
11 8 (1.94%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (1.21%) Looker
12 5 (1.21%) MS Access
13 4 (0.97%) Geospatial Data
13 4 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.21%) JIRA
2 4 (0.97%) RStudio
3 3 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.48%) ERwin
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.24%) Redmine
General
1 103 (24.94%) Finance
2 30 (7.26%) Public Sector
3 21 (5.08%) Banking
4 17 (4.12%) Retail
5 16 (3.87%) Marketing
6 15 (3.63%) Back Office
6 15 (3.63%) Front Office
7 12 (2.91%) Billing
8 9 (2.18%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (2.18%) Publishing
8 9 (2.18%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.45%) Games
10 5 (1.21%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.21%) Local Government
10 5 (1.21%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.73%) Electronics
11 3 (0.73%) Legal
12 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.48%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.42%) Pandas
2 9 (2.18%) XML
3 6 (1.45%) JSON
3 6 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (0.97%) EDI
4 4 (0.97%) HTML
4 4 (0.97%) Shiny
5 3 (0.73%) Middleware
6 2 (0.48%) REST
6 2 (0.48%) Web Services
6 2 (0.48%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.24%) .NET
7 1 (0.24%) Apache NiFi
7 1 (0.24%) GraphQL
7 1 (0.24%) Kafka
7 1 (0.24%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 100 (24.21%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.63%) Management Information System
2 15 (3.63%) Reference Data
3 13 (3.15%) Fixed Income
4 12 (2.91%) Derivative
4 12 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.66%) Data Structures
5 11 (2.66%) Equities
5 11 (2.66%) Hedge funds
6 10 (2.42%) FMCG
6 10 (2.42%) NHS
7 8 (1.94%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.45%) Mobile Games
9 5 (1.21%) CMDB
9 5 (1.21%) Pricing Data
10 4 (0.97%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.97%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.73%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.73%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.73%) Linux
2 2 (0.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (29.06%) Data Analysis
2 92 (22.28%) Business Intelligence
3 82 (19.85%) Analytics
4 65 (15.74%) Visualisation
5 61 (14.77%) Migration
6 59 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 48 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (10.41%) Data Migration
9 42 (10.17%) Data Management
10 41 (9.93%) Data Cleansing
11 39 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (8.23%) Statistics
13 33 (7.99%) Data Visualisation
14 32 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (7.51%) Data Analytics
16 29 (7.02%) Data Governance
17 27 (6.54%) ETL
17 27 (6.54%) Validation
18 26 (6.30%) Requirements Gathering
19 24 (5.81%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 163 (39.47%) SQL
2 75 (18.16%) Python
3 35 (8.47%) R
4 25 (6.05%) VBA
5 17 (4.12%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.21%) Scala
7 4 (0.97%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.73%) C
8 3 (0.73%) Java
8 3 (0.73%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.73%) VB
9 2 (0.48%) Perl
9 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.24%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.24%) C#
10 1 (0.24%) Cypher
10 1 (0.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.24%) PHP
10 1 (0.24%) X++
Qualifications
1 39 (9.44%) Degree
2 20 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.48%) ISEB
5 2 (0.48%) Postgraduate
5 2 (0.48%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
6 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) HND
6 1 (0.24%) MBA
6 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (15.50%) Data Quality
2 17 (4.12%) GDPR
3 8 (1.94%) QA
4 7 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.45%) SLA
6 3 (0.73%) IFRS
6 3 (0.73%) PMO
7 2 (0.48%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.24%) DICOM
8 1 (0.24%) GxP
8 1 (0.24%) HL7
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (1.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.97%) SCCM
2 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 53 (12.83%) Tableau
2 44 (10.65%) Microsoft
3 31 (7.51%) SAP
4 25 (6.05%) Oracle
5 15 (3.63%) Google
6 12 (2.91%) Bloomberg
7 11 (2.66%) Reuters
8 10 (2.42%) FactSet
8 10 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.69%) Alteryx
9 7 (1.69%) Remedy
10 4 (0.97%) Databricks
10 4 (0.97%) Snow
10 4 (0.97%) Splunk
10 4 (0.97%) Sun
10 4 (0.97%) Talend
11 3 (0.73%) Adobe
11 3 (0.73%) Dataiku
11 3 (0.73%) IBM
11 3 (0.73%) JD Edwards