Data Analyst

20 Best Data Analyst

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Alex Close

Toronto, ON, Canada

UX Researcher & Illustrator

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James Seykot

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Consultant, Marketer, and Writer

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Artyom Aghinyan

Yerevan, Armenia

Crafting visuals that make an impact.

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Joel Parker

Maryland, USA

Cinematographer Turned Data Enthusiast 🎥

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Ahmir Williams

Los Angeles, CA, USA

🚀🧠 Innovation + Intuition = Limitless Design 🌐✨

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Chau Pham

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Videos for higher conversions!

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Anthony Remichris


Data Analyst / Business Analyst, and Data Scraper

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Amelia Bosse

Chicago, IL, USA

Highly adaptable and eager to learn

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Nicolas Jusid


Corporate Veteran: Excel Automation Specialist

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Patrick Duhirwe Nzivugira

South Korea

Data Analysis | Machine Learning | Web Crawling

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Prabhat Dubey

Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Fullstack Developement 🔥Speciality in finance🚀💹

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Francesco Stara

Warsaw, Poland

Insightful Dashboards: See Data, Drive Action

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Kavya Sharma

Delhi, India

Web Developer

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Sydney Manza

Tacoma, WA, USA

Digital marketing specialist focused on ROI

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Ben K. Ellis

Brighton, UK

Unlock Growth with Cultural & Social Intelligence

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Nguyet T.


Reliable Virtual Assistant & Event Planner

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Christen Rafanan

Aiken County, SC, USA

Multitasking Admin and Creative Coordinator

Common projects for Data Analysts

Market Research Analysis

Sales Forecasting

Data Cleaning and Preparation

Statistical Analysis and Reporting

Predictive Modeling

Customer Segmentation

Tips for working with and hiring Data Analysts

Define your project scope

Start by defining the scope of your project. What kind of data do you need analyzed? What are the key questions you need answered? Having a clear idea of your needs will help you communicate effectively with your data analyst.

Understand their skills and tools

Ensure the freelance data analyst is proficient in the necessary tools and languages such as Python, SQL, R, Tableau, etc. Their ability to leverage these tools is crucial to the successful completion of your project.

Communication is key

Regular communication is important for a successful project. Make sure to provide clear instructions and be open to questions and suggestions. Always communicate and review their work through Contra.

Set clear milestones

For long-term projects, it's best to break the project into smaller parts or milestones. This makes the project manageable and allows for regular check-ins and adjustments as needed.

How to hire Data Analysts

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, have a clear understanding of what you need from a data analyst. This could include the type of data to be analyzed, the questions to be answered, and the tools to be used.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right freelancers. Include information about your company, the scope of the job, the skills required, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications you receive and shortlist freelancers based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted freelancers. Ask questions about their experience, approach to data analysis, and how they handle various aspects of data analysis. Also, discuss your project specifics and expectations.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right freelancer, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Data Analysts

1. Can you describe a recent project where you had to analyze a large data set and the insights you were able to draw from it?

2. What data analysis tools are you most comfortable with and why?

3. How do you handle missing or inconsistent data in your datasets?

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Frequently asked

A freelance data analyst is a professional who collects, processes, and performs statistical analyses of data. They transform raw data into meaningful insights that can help businesses make decisions and develop strategies.

A freelance data analyst is a professional who collects, processes, and performs statistical analyses of data. They transform raw data into meaningful insights that can help businesses make decisions and develop strategies.

Hiring a data analyst on Contra gives you access to top freelance talent without the hassle of middlemen or commissions. You can review their skills, collaborate efficiently, and handle contracts and payments all in one place.

Data analysts use a range of tools depending on the requirements of the project. Common tools include SQL for database management, Python or R for data analysis, and Tableau or PowerBI for data visualization.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. Data analysts who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of data analysts and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Projects that require data analysis skills often include market research, customer segmentation, sales forecasting, and business performance analysis.

The cost of hiring a data analyst on Contra can range from $20 to $50 per hour, depending on the complexity of the data, the analyst's experience, and the project duration.

Freelance data analysts are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Freelance data analysts get paid for the work they produce for their clients. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

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