Period
to 21 January 2021

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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
London > Central London
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 149 203
Rank change year-on-year +71 +54 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 51 93 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 2.19% 1.47% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 1.57% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 74 77
Median daily rate £330 £456 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.67% +14.06% -11.11%
10th Percentile £108 £278 £223
90th Percentile £593 £594 £542
London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -4.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -31.43% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £18.05 £12.00 £18.75
London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.47% +26.94% -14.02%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 2,144 5,913 8,435
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.22% 93.55% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,617 4,610 6,514
Median daily rate £510 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - -
10th Percentile £305 £288 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 71 104
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% +6.95% +3.89%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £50.00 £31.40
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £19.19
% change year-on-year +52.38% +9.45% +2.36%

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Data Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in Central London

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Analyst in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Data Analyst in Central London

Data Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Analyst in Central London over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Analyst in Central London

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Analyst in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Data Analyst in Central London

Data Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 21 January 2021. 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
City of London +30 35 £425 -10.53% 7
City of Westminster +17 2 - -
West End of London +10 1 £325 -7.14% 1
Data Analyst
London

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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 across the Central London region featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 20 (39.22%) SQL
2 16 (31.37%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (27.45%) Data Analysis
4 13 (25.49%) Data Modelling
5 12 (23.53%) Degree
6 10 (19.61%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
7 9 (17.65%) Data Cleansing
7 9 (17.65%) Power BI
7 9 (17.65%) Power Platform
8 8 (15.69%) Data Quality
8 8 (15.69%) Business Analysis
8 8 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (13.73%) Finance
9 7 (13.73%) Python
9 7 (13.73%) Migration
9 7 (13.73%) Data Migration
10 6 (11.76%) Scorecard
10 6 (11.76%) Analytics
10 6 (11.76%) Performance Management
10 6 (11.76%) QlikView
10 6 (11.76%) Data Mapping
10 6 (11.76%) Data Management
10 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
11 5 (9.80%) CRM
11 5 (9.80%) Publishing
11 5 (9.80%) Tableau
11 5 (9.80%) Data Governance
11 5 (9.80%) R

Data Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 2 (3.92%) Confluence
1 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Power Platform
2 3 (5.88%) Azure
3 1 (1.96%) GCP
3 1 (1.96%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) Power BI
2 6 (11.76%) QlikView
3 5 (9.80%) Qlik Sense
3 5 (9.80%) Tableau
4 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.88%) Big Data
5 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.96%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) JIRA
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Publishing
3 4 (7.84%) Marketing
4 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Billing
5 1 (1.96%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
1 1 (1.96%) FpML
1 1 (1.96%) HTML
1 1 (1.96%) Web Services
1 1 (1.96%) XML
1 1 (1.96%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.88%) Derivative
3 3 (5.88%) Hedge funds
3 3 (5.88%) OTC Derivatives
3 3 (5.88%) Reference Data
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Pricing Data
5 1 (1.96%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
1 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Data Analysis
2 13 (25.49%) Data Modelling
3 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (19.61%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (17.65%) Data Cleansing
5 8 (15.69%) Business Analysis
5 8 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (13.73%) Data Migration
6 7 (13.73%) Migration
7 6 (11.76%) Analytics
7 6 (11.76%) Data Management
7 6 (11.76%) Data Mapping
7 6 (11.76%) Performance Management
7 6 (11.76%) Scorecard
8 5 (9.80%) CRM
8 5 (9.80%) Data Governance
8 5 (9.80%) Mathematics
8 5 (9.80%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (7.84%) Data Analytics
10 3 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) SQL
2 7 (13.73%) Python
3 5 (9.80%) R
4 3 (5.88%) VBA
5 2 (3.92%) C#
5 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.92%) GDPR
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (3.92%) Bloomberg
3 2 (3.92%) Facebook
3 2 (3.92%) mParticle
3 2 (3.92%) Refinitiv
3 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.92%) YouTube
4 1 (1.96%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.96%) Cognos
4 1 (1.96%) Google
4 1 (1.96%) Informatica
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) Sparx