Period
to 13 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 181 228 179
Rank change year-on-year +47 -49 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 1,177 1,299 1,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.24% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.30% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 865 1,035
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.94% +3.33%
10th Percentile £238 £211 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -0.27% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 68 53
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £20.12 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +14.96% -10.76%
10th Percentile £10.13 £12.48 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.22 £38.23 £30.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.59 £20.24 £17.38
% change year-on-year -8.13% +16.46% -6.44%

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 74,959 99,635 98,144
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.98% 94.79% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,928 65,940 64,978
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £270 £259
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,893 3,052 2,868
UK median hourly rate £19.33 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.46% -1.07% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.15% +2.20%

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 13 December 2019.

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 13 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Analyst in the UK

Data Analyst
Top 16 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 13 December 2019. 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 +40 1,059 £400 +1.59% 139
UK excluding London +40 666 £374 -0.27% 115
London +59 495 £450 +12.50% 38
South East +5 179 £375 - 25
North of England +20 136 £375 +1.35% 29
South West +25 85 £425 +6.25% 9
East of England +59 82 £375 -23.08% 15
Midlands +36 77 £350 +7.69% 23
North West +37 70 £341 -9.00% 20
Scotland +42 67 £363 +3.57% 9
West Midlands +28 55 £348 +1.46% 17
Yorkshire -15 46 £400 +6.67% 7
Northern Ireland +17 26 £233 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +25 22 £400 +37.69% 6
North East +41 20 £415 +27.69% 2
Wales +22 14 £275 +37.50% 4

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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.

1 481 (40.87%) SQL
2 334 (28.38%) Data Analysis
3 321 (27.27%) Finance
4 317 (26.93%) Microsoft Excel
5 295 (25.06%) Business Intelligence
6 284 (24.13%) Analytical Skills
7 249 (21.16%) Analytics
8 220 (18.69%) Data Modelling
9 198 (16.82%) Migration
10 192 (16.31%) Data Quality
11 175 (14.87%) Power BI
11 175 (14.87%) Power Platform
12 171 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
13 158 (13.42%) Microsoft
14 147 (12.49%) ETL
15 145 (12.32%) Data Management
16 140 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
17 138 (11.72%) Tableau
18 135 (11.47%) Data Migration
19 130 (11.05%) Python
20 121 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
21 116 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
22 107 (9.09%) SQL Server
23 104 (8.84%) Visualisation
24 100 (8.50%) SAP
25 99 (8.41%) Data Mapping
26 98 (8.33%) Data Governance
27 92 (7.82%) Data Cleansing
27 92 (7.82%) Degree
28 91 (7.73%) 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 61 (5.18%) SAS
2 32 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.78%) Confluence
4 15 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.02%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.34%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.085%) Apache
9 1 (0.085%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.085%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.085%) Luigi
9 1 (0.085%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.085%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 317 (26.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (5.27%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (5.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.70%) SPSS
5 13 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.42%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (0.93%) SAP MDG
3 10 (0.85%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.59%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.42%) PolarLake
8 3 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.25%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.25%) Primavera
8 3 (0.25%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.17%) Maximo
9 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.17%) SAP APO
9 2 (0.17%) SAP R/3
9 2 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.17%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 175 (14.87%) Power Platform
2 63 (5.35%) Azure
3 54 (4.59%) AWS
4 32 (2.72%) GCP
5 23 (1.95%) Google Analytics
6 19 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (1.19%) Amazon S3
8 13 (1.10%) Office 365
9 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Flow
9 8 (0.68%) PowerApps
10 7 (0.59%) Google Sheets
11 6 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.42%) AdWords
13 4 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
14 3 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
14 3 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 3 (0.25%) Serverless
15 2 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.51%) Broadband
2 4 (0.34%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.25%) FTP
3 3 (0.25%) Internet
4 2 (0.17%) Skype
5 1 (0.085%) 2G
5 1 (0.085%) 3G
5 1 (0.085%) Firewall
5 1 (0.085%) LAN
5 1 (0.085%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.085%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.085%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (14.87%) Power BI
2 140 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
3 107 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 63 (5.35%) Relational Database
5 61 (5.18%) Big Data
6 50 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 49 (4.16%) QlikView
8 42 (3.57%) Hadoop
9 38 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 36 (3.06%) Data Mining
11 28 (2.38%) NoSQL
12 26 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
12 26 (2.21%) RDBMS
13 24 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
14 20 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (1.53%) BigQuery
15 18 (1.53%) MySQL
16 17 (1.44%) MS Access
17 15 (1.27%) Oracle Database
18 14 (1.19%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 39 (3.31%) JIRA
2 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.34%) ERwin
4 4 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.34%) RStudio
5 3 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.17%) LSMW
6 2 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.085%) Ant
7 1 (0.085%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.085%) GitLab
7 1 (0.085%) Maven
7 1 (0.085%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.085%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.085%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.085%) Subversion
7 1 (0.085%) Visual Studio
General
1 321 (27.27%) Finance
2 87 (7.39%) Banking
3 73 (6.20%) Public Sector
4 36 (3.06%) Marketing
5 33 (2.80%) Retail
6 29 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 15 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.10%) Billing
11 12 (1.02%) Front Office
11 12 (1.02%) Legal
12 10 (0.85%) Advertising
12 10 (0.85%) Back Office
12 10 (0.85%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.76%) German Language
13 9 (0.76%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
15 6 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (4.84%) XML
2 20 (1.70%) Web Services
3 18 (1.53%) Kafka
4 16 (1.36%) JSON
5 10 (0.85%) JDBC
6 6 (0.51%) .NET
6 6 (0.51%) Pandas
6 6 (0.51%) XSD
7 4 (0.34%) REST
8 3 (0.25%) HTML
8 3 (0.25%) PySpark
9 2 (0.17%) COM
9 2 (0.17%) D3.js
9 2 (0.17%) FpML
9 2 (0.17%) Node.js
9 2 (0.17%) PostGIS
9 2 (0.17%) SOAP
9 2 (0.17%) XML Schema
10 1 (0.085%) Natural Language Processing
10 1 (0.085%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 284 (24.13%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (3.82%) Reference Data
3 34 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 23 (1.95%) Analytical Mindset
6 21 (1.78%) NHS
7 16 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.19%) User Experience
9 13 (1.10%) Algorithms
10 11 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (0.76%) Social Media
12 8 (0.68%) Credit Risk
12 8 (0.68%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.68%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.59%) Derivative
13 7 (0.59%) Equities
13 7 (0.59%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.59%) FMCG
13 7 (0.59%) Life Science
13 7 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (0.93%) Linux
1 11 (0.93%) Windows
2 5 (0.42%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.085%) Unix
3 1 (0.085%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.085%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (28.38%) Data Analysis
2 295 (25.06%) Business Intelligence
3 249 (21.16%) Analytics
4 220 (18.69%) Data Modelling
5 198 (16.82%) Migration
6 171 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
7 147 (12.49%) ETL
8 145 (12.32%) Data Management
9 135 (11.47%) Data Migration
10 121 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 116 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
12 104 (8.84%) Visualisation
13 99 (8.41%) Data Mapping
14 98 (8.33%) Data Governance
15 92 (7.82%) Data Cleansing
16 91 (7.73%) Data Analytics
17 68 (5.78%) Data Visualisation
18 65 (5.52%) Validation
19 63 (5.35%) Business Analysis
20 55 (4.67%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 481 (40.87%) SQL
2 130 (11.05%) Python
3 80 (6.80%) R
4 47 (3.99%) VBA
5 37 (3.14%) T-SQL
6 21 (1.78%) JavaScript
7 17 (1.44%) PL/SQL
8 15 (1.27%) C
9 11 (0.93%) Java
9 11 (0.93%) Scala
10 7 (0.59%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.42%) C++
12 4 (0.34%) VB
13 3 (0.25%) C#
14 2 (0.17%) AWK
14 2 (0.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.17%) Perl
14 2 (0.17%) PHP
14 2 (0.17%) Ruby
14 2 (0.17%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 92 (7.82%) Degree
2 50 (4.25%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.93%) HND
4 11 (0.93%) ISEB
5 10 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
5 10 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.68%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.51%) PMP
9 5 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.42%) CIMA
9 5 (0.42%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.25%) CIPFA
12 2 (0.17%) ACCA
12 2 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.17%) PhD
13 1 (0.085%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (16.31%) Data Quality
2 51 (4.33%) GDPR
3 39 (3.31%) QA
4 12 (1.02%) IFRS
4 12 (1.02%) Solvency II
5 11 (0.93%) SLA
6 10 (0.85%) PMO
7 5 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.25%) HL7
8 3 (0.25%) MiFID
9 1 (0.085%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.085%) Basel II
9 1 (0.085%) Basel III
9 1 (0.085%) COREP
9 1 (0.085%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.085%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.085%) PSD2
9 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (0.85%) Apache Flume
2 7 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.34%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.085%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (0.68%) Kibana
2 1 (0.085%) Control-M
2 1 (0.085%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 158 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 138 (11.72%) Tableau
3 100 (8.50%) SAP
4 89 (7.56%) Oracle
5 63 (5.35%) Google
6 30 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (2.21%) Cognos
8 20 (1.70%) Alteryx
8 20 (1.70%) Informatica
9 17 (1.44%) IBM
10 13 (1.10%) MicroStrategy
11 10 (0.85%) Teradata
12 9 (0.76%) Cloudera
12 9 (0.76%) JD Edwards
13 8 (0.68%) Talend
13 8 (0.68%) Workday
14 6 (0.51%) Adobe
14 6 (0.51%) Bloomberg
14 6 (0.51%) Facebook
14 6 (0.51%) Splunk