Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 8 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 489 339 765
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 14.40% 14.00% 11.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.38% 15.01% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 240 570
10th Percentile £293 £213 £213
25th Percentile £413 £372 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £457
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.03% +1.47%
75th Percentile £573 £550 £538
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
Central London median daily rate £488 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +4.28% +3.89% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 14
10th Percentile £12.38 " "
25th Percentile £15.31 £12.42 £11.25
Median hourly rate £24.48 £13.44 £12.97
Median % change year-on-year +82.11% +3.62% -37.49%
75th Percentile £32.85 £20.75 £17.47
90th Percentile £37.40 £26.50 £21.40
Central London median hourly rate £25.50 £13.47 £13.44
% change year-on-year +89.31% +0.20% -38.90%

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 3,179 2,258 6,200
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.58% 93.23% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,341 1,688 4,875
10th Percentile £360 £312 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £520
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% -1.92% +4.00%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £596
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 69
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.50 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.63 £14.50 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.45 £27.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.73% +37.50% +6.95%
75th Percentile £34.00 £39.25 £33.75
90th Percentile £42.85 £52.50 £47.30
Central London median hourly rate £23.45 £28.78 £20.00
% change year-on-year -18.51% +43.88% +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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 £385 -
Analyst
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 215 (43.97%) Finance
2 157 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (28.63%) Social Skills
4 118 (24.13%) SQL
5 90 (18.40%) Business Analysis
6 76 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 68 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
8 65 (13.29%) Asset Management
9 61 (12.47%) Requirements Gathering
9 61 (12.47%) Analytics
10 59 (12.07%) Banking
10 59 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
11 57 (11.66%) Insurtech
12 54 (11.04%) Project Management
12 54 (11.04%) Data Analysis
13 52 (10.63%) User Stories
14 50 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
14 50 (10.22%) Power BI
14 50 (10.22%) Power Platform
14 50 (10.22%) Visualisation
15 45 (9.20%) Microsoft
15 45 (9.20%) Microsoft Excel
16 44 (9.00%) Azure
17 42 (8.59%) Degree
17 42 (8.59%) Data Visualisation
18 41 (8.38%) Software Engineering
19 36 (7.36%) Software Testing
20 35 (7.16%) Front Office
21 34 (6.95%) Change Management
22 31 (6.34%) SDLC

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 8 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.82%) Confluence
3 2 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.41%) SAS
4 1 (0.20%) Apache
4 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.20%) CMS
4 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.20%) IIS
4 1 (0.20%) nginx
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 45 (9.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (3.89%) MS Visio
4 15 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Maximo
1 4 (0.82%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.61%) Eikon
2 3 (0.61%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.41%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.41%) Loan IQ
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.41%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.20%) Orchestrade
4 1 (0.20%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) RMDS
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.20%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (10.22%) Power Platform
2 44 (9.00%) Azure
3 18 (3.68%) AWS
4 15 (3.07%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (2.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 9 (1.84%) GCP
7 5 (1.02%) SaaS
8 4 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.82%) PaaS
9 3 (0.61%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.41%) Azure Stack
10 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.41%) Snowflake
11 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.20%) Google Data Studio
11 1 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.20%) Miro
11 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.20%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.02%) DNS
1 5 (1.02%) VPN
2 4 (0.82%) DHCP
2 4 (0.82%) HTTP
2 4 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.61%) Firewall
3 3 (0.61%) Internet
4 2 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (0.41%) FTP
4 2 (0.41%) Intranet
4 2 (0.41%) LAN
4 2 (0.41%) Network Security
4 2 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.41%) SAN
4 2 (0.41%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.41%) WebEx
4 2 (0.41%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.20%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.20%) SD-WAN
5 1 (0.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.22%) Power BI
2 28 (5.73%) Tableau
3 20 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (3.68%) SQL Server
5 15 (3.07%) Qlik Sense
5 15 (3.07%) QlikView
6 11 (2.25%) Tableau Desktop
6 11 (2.25%) Tableau Server
7 7 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.23%) DB2
8 6 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.02%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.02%) MySQL
9 5 (1.02%) Yellowfin
10 4 (0.82%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.82%) MS Access
10 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.07%) JIRA
2 14 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.66%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.41%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.41%) IDA Disassembler
6 2 (0.41%) Selenium
6 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.20%) Browser DevTools
7 1 (0.20%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.20%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.20%) LSMW
7 1 (0.20%) Maven
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.20%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.20%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 215 (43.97%) Finance
2 140 (28.63%) Social Skills
3 59 (12.07%) Banking
4 50 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (7.16%) Front Office
6 22 (4.50%) Investment Banking
6 22 (4.50%) Legal
7 16 (3.27%) Public Sector
8 15 (3.07%) Documentation Skills
9 14 (2.86%) Marketing
9 14 (2.86%) Retail
10 11 (2.25%) Financial Institution
10 11 (2.25%) Law
11 10 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
12 7 (1.43%) Back Office
12 7 (1.43%) Telecoms
13 6 (1.23%) Presentation Skills
14 4 (0.82%) Advertising
14 4 (0.82%) Influencing Skills
15 2 (0.41%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.09%) .NET
2 9 (1.84%) XML
3 4 (0.82%) ASP.NET
3 4 (0.82%) React
3 4 (0.82%) RESTful
4 3 (0.61%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.61%) CSS
4 3 (0.61%) JSON
4 3 (0.61%) LDAP
4 3 (0.61%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.41%) .NET Core
5 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET Core
5 2 (0.41%) D3.js
5 2 (0.41%) FpML
5 2 (0.41%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.41%) HTML
5 2 (0.41%) Material-UI
5 2 (0.41%) Pandas
5 2 (0.41%) Redux
5 2 (0.41%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.13%) Tandem
2 29 (5.93%) Fixed Income
3 19 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (3.68%) Credit Risk
5 15 (3.07%) Derivative
5 15 (3.07%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (2.45%) SWIFT
7 11 (2.25%) Market Risk
8 10 (2.04%) Equities
8 10 (2.04%) User Experience
9 8 (1.64%) Reinsurance
10 6 (1.23%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.23%) iSeries
10 6 (1.23%) Reference Data
10 6 (1.23%) Swaptions
11 5 (1.02%) NHS
11 5 (1.02%) Social Media
12 4 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.61%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.09%) Windows
2 15 (3.07%) Unix
3 7 (1.43%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.23%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.61%) Android
7 3 (0.61%) Linux
7 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (18.40%) Business Analysis
3 76 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
5 65 (13.29%) Asset Management
6 61 (12.47%) Analytics
6 61 (12.47%) Requirements Gathering
7 59 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
8 57 (11.66%) Insurtech
9 54 (11.04%) Data Analysis
9 54 (11.04%) Project Management
10 52 (10.63%) User Stories
11 50 (10.22%) Visualisation
12 42 (8.59%) Data Visualisation
13 41 (8.38%) Software Engineering
14 36 (7.36%) Software Testing
15 34 (6.95%) Change Management
16 31 (6.34%) SDLC
17 28 (5.73%) ITIL
18 27 (5.52%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 118 (24.13%) SQL
2 26 (5.32%) Python
3 17 (3.48%) VBA
4 13 (2.66%) R
5 11 (2.25%) C++
6 8 (1.64%) C#
7 6 (1.23%) Java
7 6 (1.23%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.82%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.41%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.20%) ALGOL
10 1 (0.20%) C
10 1 (0.20%) COBOL
10 1 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (8.59%) Degree
2 15 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.43%) PhD
7 5 (1.02%) CISSP
7 5 (1.02%) PMP
8 4 (0.82%) CISM
8 4 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.82%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.61%) GIAC
9 3 (0.61%) ISEB
9 3 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.41%) ACCA
10 2 (0.41%) CIMA
10 2 (0.41%) CISA
10 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.41%) MOS
10 2 (0.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.09%) QA
2 12 (2.45%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.64%) IFRS
4 7 (1.43%) PMO
5 5 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.02%) NIST
6 4 (0.82%) COBIT
6 4 (0.82%) SLA
7 3 (0.61%) GAAP
7 3 (0.61%) GRC
8 2 (0.41%) GDPR
8 2 (0.41%) UCITS
9 1 (0.20%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.20%) Basel III
9 1 (0.20%) COREP
9 1 (0.20%) EMIR
9 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 20 (4.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.61%) XenApp
4 2 (0.41%) Snort
4 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.20%) Docker
5 1 (0.20%) NFS
5 1 (0.20%) SRDF
5 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.43%) SCCM
2 4 (0.82%) Nexpose
3 3 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.20%) Ansible
4 1 (0.20%) CASB
4 1 (0.20%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.20%) Nessus
4 1 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (9.20%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.93%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (3.07%) Oracle
4 14 (2.86%) SAP
5 10 (2.04%) ServiceNow
6 9 (1.84%) Bloomberg
6 9 (1.84%) Citrix
6 9 (1.84%) VMware
7 7 (1.43%) Google
8 6 (1.23%) Cisco
9 5 (1.02%) Splunk
10 4 (0.82%) CrowdStrike
10 4 (0.82%) ION Trading
10 4 (0.82%) Murex
11 3 (0.61%) Adobe
11 3 (0.61%) Remedy
12 2 (0.41%) Ariba
12 2 (0.41%) HP
12 2 (0.41%) Informatica
12 2 (0.41%) Red Hat