Period
to 23 January 2022

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £523 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 7 8 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 588 314 628
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 14.91% 15.11% 12.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.15% 16.35% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 212 499
10th Percentile £310 £263 £213
25th Percentile £425 £328 £362
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £523 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.11% +2.70% +8.82%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
Central London median daily rate £515 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +8.99% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 15
10th Percentile £16.17 £12.75 £12.55
25th Percentile £19.75 £14.88 £16.88
Median hourly rate £28.75 £26.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +8.49% +29.27% +17.14%
75th Percentile £38.00 £27.13 £24.25
90th Percentile £63.33 £31.25 £25.76
Central London median hourly rate £28.75 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +8.49% +29.27% +9.28%

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 3,641 1,921 4,624
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.34% 92.44% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,822 1,454 3,632
10th Percentile £358 £306 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £518 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.28% +3.50% -
75th Percentile £650 £603 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 60
10th Percentile £13.88 £16.15 £12.38
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.50 £14.19
Median hourly rate £34.75 £23.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +51.09% +16.46% +5.61%
75th Percentile £51.50 £36.88 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.35 £49.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +41.41% +23.75% +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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
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 23 January 2022, 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.

1 229 (38.95%) Finance
2 206 (35.03%) SQL
3 158 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (25.00%) Social Skills
5 99 (16.84%) Business Intelligence
6 91 (15.48%) Microsoft
7 85 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
8 80 (13.61%) Banking
9 72 (12.24%) Power Platform
10 71 (12.07%) Power BI
10 71 (12.07%) Analytics
11 68 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 67 (11.39%) Microsoft Excel
13 65 (11.05%) User Stories
14 63 (10.71%) ITIL
15 58 (9.86%) Windows
16 57 (9.69%) Data Warehouse
16 57 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
17 56 (9.52%) Business Analysis
18 55 (9.35%) Azure
19 54 (9.18%) Data Analysis
20 50 (8.50%) JIRA
21 49 (8.33%) Software Testing
22 48 (8.16%) Front Office
23 46 (7.82%) Visualisation
24 45 (7.65%) Software Engineering
25 43 (7.31%) QA
26 42 (7.14%) SQL Server
27 40 (6.80%) Release Management
28 39 (6.63%) Data Visualisation

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 19 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.55%) Confluence
3 6 (1.02%) SAS
4 5 (0.85%) IIS
5 3 (0.51%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.34%) CMS
6 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.34%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 67 (11.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (4.08%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
1 4 (0.68%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
2 3 (0.51%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.34%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.34%) Sonata
4 1 (0.17%) Eikon
4 1 (0.17%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 1 (0.17%) RMDS
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 72 (12.24%) Power Platform
2 55 (9.35%) Azure
3 37 (6.29%) Microsoft 365
4 24 (4.08%) AWS
5 16 (2.72%) Collibra
6 9 (1.53%) GCP
7 8 (1.36%) PowerApps
8 7 (1.19%) SaaS
9 6 (1.02%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.85%) GitHub
10 5 (0.85%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.68%) Google Data Studio
11 4 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.51%) Tricentis Tosca
13 2 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.34%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 1 (0.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.36%) Wireless
2 7 (1.19%) VPN
3 6 (1.02%) LAN
4 5 (0.85%) Firewall
5 4 (0.68%) DHCP
5 4 (0.68%) DNS
5 4 (0.68%) WAN
6 3 (0.51%) Internet
6 3 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.51%) WLAN
7 2 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.34%) NAS
7 2 (0.34%) Network Security
7 2 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.34%) SAN
7 2 (0.34%) SD-WAN
7 2 (0.34%) Skype
7 2 (0.34%) VLAN
7 2 (0.34%) WebEx
8 1 (0.17%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (12.07%) Power BI
2 57 (9.69%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 36 (6.12%) Qlik Sense
5 33 (5.61%) QlikView
6 22 (3.74%) Tableau
7 10 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.19%) DB2
9 6 (1.02%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.85%) BigQuery
10 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.85%) SSDT
11 4 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.68%) Looker
11 4 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.51%) Power Query
12 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 50 (8.50%) JIRA
2 7 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.02%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.85%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.68%) Postman
5 4 (0.68%) Selenium
6 3 (0.51%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.51%) JMeter
6 3 (0.51%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.34%) Cypress.io
7 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.34%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.34%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.17%) ERwin
8 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.17%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.17%) Maven
8 1 (0.17%) MSI
8 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 229 (38.95%) Finance
2 147 (25.00%) Social Skills
3 85 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (13.61%) Banking
5 48 (8.16%) Front Office
6 37 (6.29%) Investment Banking
7 23 (3.91%) Organisational Skills
8 21 (3.57%) Public Sector
9 19 (3.23%) Law
10 17 (2.89%) Financial Institution
10 17 (2.89%) Legal
11 16 (2.72%) Retail
12 15 (2.55%) Documentation Skills
12 15 (2.55%) Marketing
13 13 (2.21%) Presentation Skills
14 12 (2.04%) Influencing Skills
15 11 (1.87%) Back Office
16 9 (1.53%) International Banking
17 7 (1.19%) Advertising
18 5 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.04%) .NET
2 11 (1.87%) XML
3 5 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (0.85%) REST
4 4 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.51%) Web Services
6 2 (0.34%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.34%) JSON
6 2 (0.34%) Kafka
6 2 (0.34%) Murex Flex
6 2 (0.34%) React
6 2 (0.34%) RESTful
6 2 (0.34%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.34%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.17%) IDoc
7 1 (0.17%) MDX
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.17%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 23 (3.91%) Equities
3 22 (3.74%) Fixed Income
4 20 (3.40%) Derivative
5 17 (2.89%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.89%) Market Risk
5 17 (2.89%) Reinsurance
6 14 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.04%) Credit Risk
8 10 (1.70%) Analytical Mindset
9 9 (1.53%) Swaptions
10 7 (1.19%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.02%) iSeries
12 5 (0.85%) Housing Association
13 4 (0.68%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.68%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.51%) Marketing Technology
14 3 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 58 (9.86%) Windows
2 25 (4.25%) Windows 10
3 14 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.04%) Linux
5 10 (1.70%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.19%) Unix
7 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.85%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.34%) Android
10 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (16.84%) Business Intelligence
3 71 (12.07%) Analytics
4 68 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 65 (11.05%) User Stories
6 63 (10.71%) ITIL
7 57 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
8 56 (9.52%) Business Analysis
9 54 (9.18%) Data Analysis
10 49 (8.33%) Software Testing
11 46 (7.82%) Visualisation
12 45 (7.65%) Software Engineering
13 40 (6.80%) Release Management
14 39 (6.63%) Data Visualisation
15 37 (6.29%) Backlog Management
15 37 (6.29%) Backlog Prioritisation
16 35 (5.95%) Migration
17 33 (5.61%) Requirements Gathering
17 33 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
18 31 (5.27%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 206 (35.03%) SQL
2 36 (6.12%) Python
3 22 (3.74%) R
4 15 (2.55%) C#
4 15 (2.55%) C++
4 15 (2.55%) VBA
5 12 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.53%) Java
7 7 (1.19%) C
8 6 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (0.85%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.68%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.68%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.51%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.34%) VBScript
13 1 (0.17%) COBOL
13 1 (0.17%) Groovy
13 1 (0.17%) Perl
13 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (6.29%) Degree
2 19 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.19%) CISSP
6 6 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.85%) CCNA
7 5 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.85%) MCSE
7 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.68%) CCENT
8 4 (0.68%) CISM
8 4 (0.68%) MCSA
9 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.51%) PhD
9 3 (0.51%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.51%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.34%) ACCA
10 2 (0.34%) CIMA
10 2 (0.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.31%) QA
2 18 (3.06%) PMO
3 17 (2.89%) Data Quality
4 15 (2.55%) EMIR
4 15 (2.55%) MiFID
5 11 (1.87%) IFRS
5 11 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.70%) GDPR
6 10 (1.70%) NIST
6 10 (1.70%) SLA
7 8 (1.36%) COBIT
8 4 (0.68%) GAAP
9 3 (0.51%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.34%) FATCA
10 2 (0.34%) FRS 29
10 2 (0.34%) GRC
10 2 (0.34%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.34%) P3O
10 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (5.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.51%) vSphere
4 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.17%) Docker
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
1 10 (1.70%) SCCM
2 3 (0.51%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.34%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.17%) CASB
4 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.17%) Grafana
4 1 (0.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.17%) Istio
4 1 (0.17%) Kibana
4 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.17%) Nessus
4 1 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 91 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.06%) Oracle
3 17 (2.89%) ServiceNow
4 15 (2.55%) SAP
5 13 (2.21%) Cisco
6 11 (1.87%) IBM
7 9 (1.53%) Bloomberg
7 9 (1.53%) Citrix
8 8 (1.36%) Google
8 8 (1.36%) Informatica
8 8 (1.36%) Murex
8 8 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.19%) VMware
10 6 (1.02%) Guidewire
11 5 (0.85%) Sun
12 4 (0.68%) Apple
12 4 (0.68%) CyberArk
12 4 (0.68%) Fidessa
13 3 (0.51%) Alteryx
13 3 (0.51%) iManage