Period
to 17 May 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 May 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
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 6 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 397 484 789
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 14.37% 14.56% 12.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.30% 15.51% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 359 594
10th Percentile £245 £204 £197
25th Percentile £383 £363 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £567 £550 £536
90th Percentile £650 £595 £600
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 16
10th Percentile £12.38 " "
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.42 £11.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £13.45
Median % change year-on-year +66.67% +0.41% -28.10%
75th Percentile £27.25 £24.63 £20.50
90th Percentile £35.25 £26.20 £28.75
Central London median hourly rate £21.25 £15.50 £17.66
% change year-on-year +37.10% -12.23% -7.05%

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 2,595 3,120 6,130
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 93.83% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,899 2,346 4,751
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £423
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 51 61
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.19 £13.48
Median hourly rate £17.98 £22.74 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.94% +16.59% +4.28%
75th Percentile £27.25 £38.71 £27.43
90th Percentile £38.40 £52.25 £43.01
Central London median hourly rate £17.98 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.40% +5.00% +6.95%

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 17 May 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 17 May 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 17 May 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 -3 2 £385 -18.95%
Analyst
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 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.

1 179 (45.09%) Finance
2 112 (28.21%) Social Skills
3 106 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (24.69%) SQL
5 73 (18.39%) Business Analysis
6 58 (14.61%) Analytics
7 57 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
8 53 (13.35%) Banking
9 51 (12.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 50 (12.59%) Requirements Gathering
11 49 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
11 49 (12.34%) Data Analysis
12 48 (12.09%) Asset Management
13 44 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
14 43 (10.83%) Microsoft
14 43 (10.83%) Project Management
14 43 (10.83%) Degree
15 39 (9.82%) Front Office
16 38 (9.57%) Azure
16 38 (9.57%) Power BI
16 38 (9.57%) Power Platform
17 37 (9.32%) Microsoft Excel
18 36 (9.07%) Visualisation
19 31 (7.81%) User Stories
19 31 (7.81%) GAP Analysis
20 29 (7.30%) Data Visualisation
20 29 (7.30%) Insurtech
21 27 (6.80%) Target Operating Model
21 27 (6.80%) Tableau
21 27 (6.80%) Change Management

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 11 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.51%) Confluence
3 3 (0.76%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.25%) Apache
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.25%) nginx
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.25%) SAS
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (9.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (6.55%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (4.28%) MS Visio
4 12 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Maximo
2 2 (0.50%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 2 (0.50%) Eikon
2 2 (0.50%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (0.50%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.25%) iTrent
3 1 (0.25%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.25%) Orchestrade
3 1 (0.25%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 1 (0.25%) RMDS
3 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.25%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.57%) Azure
1 38 (9.57%) Power Platform
2 18 (4.53%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (4.03%) AWS
4 7 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.51%) GCP
6 5 (1.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 4 (1.01%) SaaS
8 3 (0.76%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.76%) PaaS
9 2 (0.50%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.25%) Akamai
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.25%) GitHub
10 1 (0.25%) Google Data Studio
10 1 (0.25%) IaaS
10 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.51%) VPN
2 5 (1.26%) Firewall
3 4 (1.01%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.76%) DHCP
4 3 (0.76%) DNS
4 3 (0.76%) Internet
4 3 (0.76%) Network Security
4 3 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (0.50%) Intranet
5 2 (0.50%) LAN
5 2 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.50%) SD-WAN
5 2 (0.50%) VoIP
5 2 (0.50%) WAN
5 2 (0.50%) Wireless
5 2 (0.50%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.25%) Skype
6 1 (0.25%) VLAN
6 1 (0.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.57%) Power BI
2 27 (6.80%) Tableau
3 17 (4.28%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.77%) Tableau Desktop
5 11 (2.77%) Tableau Server
6 7 (1.76%) Qlik Sense
7 6 (1.51%) DB2
7 6 (1.51%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.26%) MS Access
8 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.26%) Yellowfin
9 4 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.01%) QlikView
10 3 (0.76%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.50%) Big Data
11 2 (0.50%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.50%) Looker
Development Applications
1 16 (4.03%) Octopus Deploy
2 13 (3.27%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.77%) JIRA
4 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.50%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.50%) IDA Disassembler
5 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.25%) Browser DevTools
6 1 (0.25%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.25%) LSMW
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.25%) REST Assured
6 1 (0.25%) Selenium
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 179 (45.09%) Finance
2 112 (28.21%) Social Skills
3 53 (13.35%) Banking
4 49 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (9.82%) Front Office
6 19 (4.79%) Investment Banking
7 13 (3.27%) Public Sector
8 12 (3.02%) Legal
9 10 (2.52%) Documentation Skills
9 10 (2.52%) Financial Institution
10 9 (2.27%) Retail
11 7 (1.76%) International Banking
12 6 (1.51%) Marketing
13 5 (1.26%) Back Office
13 5 (1.26%) Law
14 4 (1.01%) Presentation Skills
14 4 (1.01%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.76%) Organisational Skills
16 2 (0.50%) Military
16 2 (0.50%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.30%) .NET
2 7 (1.76%) React
3 6 (1.51%) AngularJS
3 6 (1.51%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.26%) ASP.NET Core
4 5 (1.26%) XML
5 4 (1.01%) JSON
6 3 (0.76%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.50%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.50%) D3.js
7 2 (0.50%) Middleware
7 2 (0.50%) Pandas
7 2 (0.50%) Redux
7 2 (0.50%) RESTful
7 2 (0.50%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.25%) pytest
8 1 (0.25%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.25%) Spring
8 1 (0.25%) WinForms
8 1 (0.25%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.04%) Tandem
2 18 (4.53%) Derivative
2 18 (4.53%) Fixed Income
2 18 (4.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (4.03%) Market Risk
4 14 (3.53%) Reinsurance
4 14 (3.53%) User Experience
5 13 (3.27%) Credit Risk
5 13 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.27%) Equities
7 6 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.51%) iSeries
8 5 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (1.26%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.26%) OTC Derivatives
8 5 (1.26%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.01%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.01%) Swaptions
10 3 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.04%) Windows
2 9 (2.27%) Unix
3 8 (2.02%) Windows 10
4 7 (1.76%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.01%) Android
6 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.76%) Linux
8 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (18.39%) Business Analysis
3 58 (14.61%) Analytics
4 57 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
5 51 (12.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 50 (12.59%) Requirements Gathering
7 49 (12.34%) Data Analysis
8 48 (12.09%) Asset Management
9 44 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (10.83%) Project Management
11 36 (9.07%) Visualisation
12 31 (7.81%) GAP Analysis
12 31 (7.81%) User Stories
13 29 (7.30%) Data Visualisation
13 29 (7.30%) Insurtech
14 27 (6.80%) Change Management
14 27 (6.80%) Target Operating Model
15 26 (6.55%) DevOps
15 26 (6.55%) ITIL
16 24 (6.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 98 (24.69%) SQL
2 26 (6.55%) Python
3 19 (4.79%) C++
4 18 (4.53%) C#
5 11 (2.77%) VBA
6 9 (2.27%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.02%) R
8 7 (1.76%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.76%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.51%) Java
10 5 (1.26%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.76%) Haskell
11 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.25%) C
13 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (10.83%) Degree
2 14 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
2 14 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (3.02%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.02%) PhD
6 4 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.76%) CISM
7 3 (0.76%) CISSP
7 3 (0.76%) GIAC
7 3 (0.76%) ISEB
8 2 (0.50%) ACCA
8 2 (0.50%) CEH
8 2 (0.50%) CIMA
8 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) FFIEC
8 2 (0.50%) GSEC
8 2 (0.50%) SANS
8 2 (0.50%) SSCP
9 1 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.03%) QA
2 15 (3.78%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.76%) IFRS
3 7 (1.76%) MiFID
4 5 (1.26%) NIST
5 4 (1.01%) COBIT
5 4 (1.01%) EMIR
5 4 (1.01%) PMO
6 3 (0.76%) GDPR
6 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.76%) SLA
7 2 (0.50%) GAAP
8 1 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.25%) Basel II
8 1 (0.25%) Basel III
8 1 (0.25%) COREP
8 1 (0.25%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.25%) UCITS
System Software
1 20 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.76%) XenApp
4 2 (0.50%) Snort
4 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.25%) Docker
5 1 (0.25%) NFS
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.51%) SCCM
2 2 (0.50%) CASB
2 2 (0.50%) Nexpose
2 2 (0.50%) SCOM
3 1 (0.25%) Ansible
3 1 (0.25%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 43 (10.83%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (2.52%) Oracle
3 10 (2.52%) SAP
4 9 (2.27%) Citrix
5 8 (2.02%) VMware
6 7 (1.76%) Bloomberg
6 7 (1.76%) Cisco
7 5 (1.26%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.01%) Cadence
8 4 (1.01%) Google
8 4 (1.01%) Splunk
9 3 (0.76%) Adobe
9 3 (0.76%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.76%) iManage
9 3 (0.76%) Murex
9 3 (0.76%) Remedy
10 2 (0.50%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (0.50%) CrowdStrike
10 2 (0.50%) Tanium