Period
to 4 March 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 330 590 840
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 14.54% 12.73% 12.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.76% 13.68% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 469 642
Median daily rate £475 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +10.59% -5.56%
10th Percentile £230 £212 £173
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 13
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.86% +44.64% -24.73%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.25 £25.98 £22.75
Central London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.86% +15.71% -6.42%

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 2,094 4,313 6,436
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.25% 93.09% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,570 3,356 5,043
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £308 £300 £304
90th Percentile £696 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 64 67
Median hourly rate £23.23 £20.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.29% +9.63% +5.95%
10th Percentile £13.19 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.73 £50.67 £35.54
Median hourly rate £23.23 £20.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +13.29% +9.63% +3.60%

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 4 March 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 4 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 134 (40.61%) Finance
2 84 (25.45%) SQL
3 73 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 50 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (14.55%) Banking
7 44 (13.33%) Requirements Gathering
8 43 (13.03%) Analytics
9 40 (12.12%) Data Analysis
10 39 (11.82%) Front Office
11 37 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (10.61%) Degree
14 34 (10.30%) Microsoft
15 32 (9.70%) Azure
16 30 (9.09%) Derivative
16 30 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
17 29 (8.79%) User Stories
17 29 (8.79%) Python
18 27 (8.18%) Risk Management
19 26 (7.88%) C++
20 25 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
21 24 (7.27%) C#
21 24 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
21 24 (7.27%) Project Management
21 24 (7.27%) DevOps
22 23 (6.97%) Asset Management
23 22 (6.67%) Migration
23 22 (6.67%) .NET
23 22 (6.67%) Target Operating Model

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 14 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.12%) Confluence
3 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.30%) SAS
3 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (4.85%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Eikon
1 2 (0.61%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.30%) iTrent
2 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.30%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (0.30%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.30%) RMDS
2 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.70%) Azure
2 20 (6.06%) Power Platform
3 18 (5.45%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (3.94%) AWS
5 7 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.91%) GCP
6 3 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.61%) Azure Stack
7 2 (0.61%) PaaS
7 2 (0.61%) Power Automate
7 2 (0.61%) SaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.33%) Firewall
2 9 (2.73%) VPN
3 7 (2.12%) WAN
4 6 (1.82%) LAN
5 3 (0.91%) Intranet
5 3 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.91%) Wireless
5 3 (0.91%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.61%) Internet
6 2 (0.61%) Network Security
6 2 (0.61%) SSL
6 2 (0.61%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.30%) PBX
7 1 (0.30%) Skype
7 1 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.06%) Power BI
2 19 (5.76%) Tableau
3 16 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (4.85%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.42%) Tableau Desktop
4 8 (2.42%) Tableau Server
5 5 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.52%) Yellowfin
6 4 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (1.21%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.21%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (0.91%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.91%) MS Access
8 2 (0.61%) DB2
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.30%) MySQL
9 1 (0.30%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (3.94%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (2.73%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.73%) JIRA
3 3 (0.91%) Selenium
3 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.61%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.61%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.30%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.30%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.30%) LSMW
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.30%) REST Assured
General
1 134 (40.61%) Finance
2 48 (14.55%) Banking
3 39 (11.82%) Front Office
4 19 (5.76%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.55%) Public Sector
6 12 (3.64%) Legal
7 9 (2.73%) International Banking
8 8 (2.42%) Retail
9 7 (2.12%) Law
10 6 (1.82%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.52%) Back Office
12 4 (1.21%) Local Government
12 4 (1.21%) Marketing
13 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.61%) Retail Finance
15 1 (0.30%) Advertising
15 1 (0.30%) Electronics
15 1 (0.30%) Police
15 1 (0.30%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.67%) .NET
2 8 (2.42%) React
3 5 (1.52%) AngularJS
3 5 (1.52%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.52%) ASP.NET Core
4 4 (1.21%) JSON
5 3 (0.91%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.61%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.61%) D3.js
6 2 (0.61%) Middleware
6 2 (0.61%) Redux
6 2 (0.61%) RESTful
6 2 (0.61%) XML
6 2 (0.61%) YAML
7 1 (0.30%) CSS
7 1 (0.30%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.30%) Spring
7 1 (0.30%) STL
7 1 (0.30%) WinForms
7 1 (0.30%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (9.09%) Derivative
3 19 (5.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (4.55%) Market Risk
5 13 (3.94%) Fixed Income
5 13 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.94%) User Experience
6 12 (3.64%) Reinsurance
7 9 (2.73%) Energy Derivatives
7 9 (2.73%) Equities
8 7 (2.12%) OTC Derivatives
9 6 (1.82%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.21%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 4 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.21%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.21%) Social Media
12 3 (0.91%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.61%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.36%) Windows
2 10 (3.03%) Windows 10
3 9 (2.73%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.82%) Unix
5 5 (1.52%) Linux
6 3 (0.91%) Solaris
6 3 (0.91%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.91%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Android
8 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 44 (13.33%) Requirements Gathering
4 43 (13.03%) Analytics
5 40 (12.12%) Data Analysis
6 37 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
7 36 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 29 (8.79%) User Stories
10 27 (8.18%) Risk Management
11 24 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (7.27%) DevOps
11 24 (7.27%) Project Management
12 23 (6.97%) Asset Management
13 22 (6.67%) Migration
13 22 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
14 20 (6.06%) ITIL
15 19 (5.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 19 (5.76%) Visualisation
15 19 (5.76%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 84 (25.45%) SQL
2 29 (8.79%) Python
3 26 (7.88%) C++
4 24 (7.27%) C#
5 8 (2.42%) VBA
6 6 (1.82%) Java
6 6 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.82%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.52%) C
7 5 (1.52%) Haskell
7 5 (1.52%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.52%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.21%) R
9 2 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (10.61%) Degree
2 18 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.82%) CISM
6 6 (1.82%) CISSP
7 5 (1.52%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.21%) ISEB
8 4 (1.21%) PhD
9 3 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.91%) GCIH
9 3 (0.91%) MCSE
9 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.61%) CCSP
10 2 (0.61%) CEH
10 2 (0.61%) GCFA
10 2 (0.61%) GCIA
10 2 (0.61%) GIAC
10 2 (0.61%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.15%) Data Quality
2 15 (4.55%) QA
3 6 (1.82%) MiFID
3 6 (1.82%) NIST
4 5 (1.52%) EMIR
5 4 (1.21%) COBIT
5 4 (1.21%) IFRS
6 2 (0.61%) COREP
6 2 (0.61%) GDPR
6 2 (0.61%) PMO
7 1 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.30%) Basel II
7 1 (0.30%) Basel III
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.30%) SLA
7 1 (0.30%) UCITS
System Software
1 18 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.30%) Snort
4 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.52%) SCCM
2 2 (0.61%) CASB
2 2 (0.61%) CSIRT
2 2 (0.61%) SCOM
3 1 (0.30%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.30%) Nessus
Vendors
1 34 (10.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.03%) SAP
3 9 (2.73%) Oracle
4 7 (2.12%) VMware
5 6 (1.82%) Cisco
6 5 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.21%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.21%) Cadence
7 4 (1.21%) Citrix
7 4 (1.21%) iManage
7 4 (1.21%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.91%) Apple
8 3 (0.91%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.91%) Dell
8 3 (0.91%) HP
8 3 (0.91%) Murex
8 3 (0.91%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.61%) EMC
9 2 (0.61%) Remedy
9 2 (0.61%) Reuters