Period
to 16 October 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 October 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.

Analyst
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 5 12
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 525 286 690
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 13.73% 16.14% 11.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.81% 17.57% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 205 516
10th Percentile £311 £266 £220
25th Percentile £433 £328 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
75th Percentile £580 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £600 £595
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 17
10th Percentile £15.41 " £11.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £12.75 £12.76
Median hourly rate £32.00 £15.75 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +103.17% -21.25% -3.61%
75th Percentile £35.75 £20.38 £23.50
90th Percentile £37.75 £22.85 £26.36
Central London median hourly rate £32.40 £15.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year +105.71% -22.22% -7.95%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,546 1,628 5,603
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.71% 91.87% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,680 1,235 4,438
10th Percentile £355 £306 £313
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% - +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £511 £500
% change year-on-year +7.58% +2.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 25 72
10th Percentile £13.83 £15.50 £11.78
25th Percentile £17.34 £20.00 £13.13
Median hourly rate £28.00 £35.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.13% +82.05% +4.28%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £24.25
90th Percentile £61.95 £47.75 £48.90
Central London median hourly rate £28.50 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -14.93% +63.41% +9.63%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the City of London

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Analyst in the City of London

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in the City of London

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in the City of London

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the City of London

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the City of London region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
London Bridge - 2 £180 -
Analyst
Central London

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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 City of London region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 230 (43.81%) Finance
2 170 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (29.33%) Social Skills
4 146 (27.81%) SQL
5 100 (19.05%) Business Analysis
6 84 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 77 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
8 68 (12.95%) Requirements Gathering
9 67 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
9 67 (12.76%) Microsoft
10 66 (12.57%) User Stories
11 60 (11.43%) Banking
12 59 (11.24%) Power BI
12 59 (11.24%) Power Platform
13 54 (10.29%) Project Management
14 53 (10.10%) Asset Management
14 53 (10.10%) Software Engineering
15 52 (9.90%) Insurtech
16 49 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
16 49 (9.33%) Software Testing
17 48 (9.14%) Microsoft Excel
17 48 (9.14%) Analytics
18 43 (8.19%) Visualisation
19 41 (7.81%) Azure
19 41 (7.81%) ITIL
20 40 (7.62%) Change Management
20 40 (7.62%) Release Management
21 39 (7.43%) Backlog Management
21 39 (7.43%) Data Visualisation
22 38 (7.24%) Data Analysis

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 15 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.10%) Confluence
3 6 (1.14%) IIS
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.38%) SAS
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.19%) CMS
6 1 (0.19%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 48 (9.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.57%) Maximo
2 3 (0.57%) Oracle FAH
2 3 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (0.57%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.38%) Eikon
3 2 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.19%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.19%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 59 (11.24%) Power Platform
2 41 (7.81%) Azure
3 31 (5.90%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (1.90%) AWS
5 9 (1.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 7 (1.33%) Collibra
6 7 (1.33%) SaaS
7 6 (1.14%) PowerApps
8 4 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.76%) GCP
8 4 (0.76%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.38%) PaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.19%) Force.com
10 1 (0.19%) Miro
10 1 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) Tricentis Tosca
10 1 (0.19%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.14%) VPN
2 4 (0.76%) HTTP
2 4 (0.76%) Wireless
3 3 (0.57%) DNS
3 3 (0.57%) SD-WAN
3 3 (0.57%) WAN
4 2 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (0.38%) DHCP
4 2 (0.38%) Internet
4 2 (0.38%) LAN
4 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.38%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.19%) FTP
5 1 (0.19%) Intranet
5 1 (0.19%) IPv4
5 1 (0.19%) IPv6
5 1 (0.19%) SAN
5 1 (0.19%) SMTP
5 1 (0.19%) SSL
5 1 (0.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.24%) Power BI
2 35 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (6.48%) Qlik Sense
4 32 (6.10%) QlikView
5 27 (5.14%) SQL Server
6 12 (2.29%) Tableau
7 11 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.14%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.14%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.14%) MySQL
10 5 (0.95%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.76%) DB2
11 4 (0.76%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.57%) Metadata
12 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.57%) SSDT
13 2 (0.38%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 31 (5.90%) JIRA
2 5 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.57%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.57%) Selenium
5 2 (0.38%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.19%) Browser DevTools
6 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.19%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.19%) Maven
6 1 (0.19%) Postman
6 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.19%) Tricentis qTest
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 230 (43.81%) Finance
2 154 (29.33%) Social Skills
3 60 (11.43%) Banking
4 49 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (6.10%) Front Office
6 25 (4.76%) Investment Banking
7 20 (3.81%) Legal
8 19 (3.62%) Marketing
8 19 (3.62%) Organisational Skills
9 16 (3.05%) Law
9 16 (3.05%) Retail
10 15 (2.86%) Public Sector
11 14 (2.67%) Documentation Skills
11 14 (2.67%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.71%) Back Office
12 9 (1.71%) Influencing Skills
13 8 (1.52%) International Banking
14 7 (1.33%) Advertising
14 7 (1.33%) Presentation Skills
14 7 (1.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.29%) .NET
2 11 (2.10%) XML
3 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.57%) Gherkin
3 3 (0.57%) LDAP
3 3 (0.57%) RESTful
3 3 (0.57%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.38%) CSS
4 2 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.38%) FpML
4 2 (0.38%) HTML
4 2 (0.38%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.19%) JSON
5 1 (0.19%) Kafka
5 1 (0.19%) MDX
5 1 (0.19%) Middleware
5 1 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.19%) RSS
5 1 (0.19%) SOAP
5 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.52%) Tandem
2 19 (3.62%) Fixed Income
3 17 (3.24%) Credit Risk
4 14 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.67%) Market Risk
5 13 (2.48%) Derivative
6 12 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (2.29%) Reinsurance
7 11 (2.10%) Equities
8 9 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.71%) Swaptions
8 9 (1.71%) SWIFT
9 6 (1.14%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.14%) Social Media
9 6 (1.14%) User Experience
10 4 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.76%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.76%) NHS
10 4 (0.76%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.24%) Windows
2 16 (3.05%) Windows 10
3 13 (2.48%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.90%) Unix
5 8 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.76%) Linux
7 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.38%) Android
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (19.05%) Business Analysis
3 84 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
5 68 (12.95%) Requirements Gathering
6 67 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
7 66 (12.57%) User Stories
8 54 (10.29%) Project Management
9 53 (10.10%) Asset Management
9 53 (10.10%) Software Engineering
10 52 (9.90%) Insurtech
11 49 (9.33%) Software Testing
12 48 (9.14%) Analytics
13 43 (8.19%) Visualisation
14 41 (7.81%) ITIL
15 40 (7.62%) Change Management
15 40 (7.62%) Release Management
16 39 (7.43%) Backlog Management
16 39 (7.43%) Data Visualisation
17 38 (7.24%) Backlog Prioritisation
Programming Languages
1 146 (27.81%) SQL
2 23 (4.38%) Python
3 18 (3.43%) VBA
4 15 (2.86%) C#
4 15 (2.86%) R
5 14 (2.67%) C++
6 9 (1.71%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.33%) Java
8 5 (0.95%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (0.57%) C
10 3 (0.57%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.57%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.38%) COBOL
11 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.19%) ALGOL
12 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (6.86%) Degree
2 20 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.52%) CISSP
5 7 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.33%) PhD
6 6 (1.14%) CISM
7 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.76%) PMP
8 3 (0.57%) ACCA
8 3 (0.57%) CIMA
8 3 (0.57%) ISEB
8 3 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.57%) MCSE
8 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.57%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.38%) CISA
9 2 (0.38%) MCSA
9 2 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.19%) QA
2 13 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.29%) PMO
4 11 (2.10%) EMIR
5 10 (1.90%) MiFID
6 8 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (1.33%) GDPR
7 7 (1.33%) NIST
8 6 (1.14%) COBIT
8 6 (1.14%) IFRS
8 6 (1.14%) SLA
9 5 (0.95%) GAAP
9 5 (0.95%) GRC
10 2 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.19%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.19%) P3O
11 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.19%) UCITS
System Software
1 26 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.19%) SRDF
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
5 1 (0.19%) XenApp
5 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (2.29%) SCCM
2 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.76%) Nexpose
4 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.19%) Terraform
5 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (12.76%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
3 17 (3.24%) ServiceNow
4 15 (2.86%) Oracle
5 13 (2.48%) SAP
6 11 (2.10%) Cisco
7 10 (1.90%) VMware
8 8 (1.52%) Citrix
9 7 (1.33%) Bloomberg
10 6 (1.14%) Murex
11 4 (0.76%) CrowdStrike
11 4 (0.76%) CyberArk
11 4 (0.76%) Google
12 3 (0.57%) Adobe
12 3 (0.57%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.57%) Apple
12 3 (0.57%) Guidewire
12 3 (0.57%) iManage
12 3 (0.57%) Intapp
13 2 (0.38%) Cerner