Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020.

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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 288 748 904
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 16.20% 12.13% 13.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.50% 12.90% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 558 689
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £282 £236 £209
90th Percentile £588 £595 £613
Central London median daily rate £456 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +1.39% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 25
Median hourly rate £15.75 £13.44 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -32.80% +28.45%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £22.85 £29.85 £25.50
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £18.33 £22.00
% change year-on-year -14.08% -16.68% +29.41%

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 1,646 5,798 6,575
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.58% 94.03% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,170 4,533 5,192
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 77 127
Median hourly rate £35.75 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.75% +6.95% +3.60%
10th Percentile £16.75 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.90 £53.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +77.50% +6.95% +1.66%

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 22 September 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 119 (41.32%) Finance
2 77 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (20.14%) SQL
4 45 (15.63%) Business Analysis
5 41 (14.24%) Microsoft
5 41 (14.24%) Banking
5 41 (14.24%) Requirements Gathering
6 38 (13.19%) Asset Management
7 35 (12.15%) Azure
8 31 (10.76%) Marketing
8 31 (10.76%) Data Analysis
8 31 (10.76%) Windows
9 27 (9.38%) Data Modelling
9 27 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (9.03%) Change Management
11 25 (8.68%) Migration
11 25 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (8.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (7.99%) Degree
12 23 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (7.64%) Workshop Facilitation
13 22 (7.64%) Public Sector
13 22 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
13 22 (7.64%) MS Visio
13 22 (7.64%) Management Information System
13 22 (7.64%) Front Office
14 21 (7.29%) User Stories
15 20 (6.94%) Security Cleared

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 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.39%) Confluence
3 3 (1.04%) CMS
4 2 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.35%) Apache
5 1 (0.35%) Drupal
5 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.35%) IIS
5 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.35%) SAS
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 22 (7.64%) MS Visio
2 13 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.35%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.04%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.69%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.69%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.69%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.69%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.69%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.35%) Maximo
3 1 (0.35%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.35%) OpenLink RightAngle
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.35%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.15%) Azure
2 17 (5.90%) Office 365
3 11 (3.82%) Power Platform
4 7 (2.43%) AWS
5 5 (1.74%) SaaS
6 3 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.04%) GCP
6 3 (1.04%) Power Automate
7 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.69%) GitHub
7 2 (0.69%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.69%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.35%) AdWords
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) IaaS
8 1 (0.35%) npm
8 1 (0.35%) PaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.13%) Firewall
2 2 (0.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.69%) VPN
3 1 (0.35%) Broadband
3 1 (0.35%) DHCP
3 1 (0.35%) DNS
3 1 (0.35%) HTTP
3 1 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.35%) LAN
3 1 (0.35%) Network Security
3 1 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.35%) SAN
3 1 (0.35%) Skype
3 1 (0.35%) SSH
3 1 (0.35%) VLAN
3 1 (0.35%) WAN
3 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (4.17%) Data Lake
3 11 (3.82%) Power BI
3 11 (3.82%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.08%) Data Mining
5 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.39%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.04%) BigQuery
7 3 (1.04%) DB2
8 2 (0.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.69%) MySQL
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.69%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.69%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (0.69%) QlikView
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (3.82%) JIRA
2 4 (1.39%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.04%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.35%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.35%) Cypress.io
5 1 (0.35%) GitLab
5 1 (0.35%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.35%) Hudson
5 1 (0.35%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.35%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 119 (41.32%) Finance
2 41 (14.24%) Banking
3 31 (10.76%) Marketing
4 22 (7.64%) Front Office
4 22 (7.64%) Public Sector
5 17 (5.90%) Legal
6 14 (4.86%) Back Office
6 14 (4.86%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.43%) Advertising
8 6 (2.08%) Retail
9 5 (1.74%) International Banking
10 4 (1.39%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.39%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.04%) Electronics
11 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.04%) Law
11 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.35%) Billing
12 1 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.17%) .NET
2 5 (1.74%) EDI
3 4 (1.39%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.39%) SailPoint
3 4 (1.39%) Web Services
4 3 (1.04%) .NET Core
4 3 (1.04%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.04%) CSS
4 3 (1.04%) HTML
4 3 (1.04%) XML
5 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET Core
5 2 (0.69%) FpML
5 2 (0.69%) JSON
5 2 (0.69%) LDAP
5 2 (0.69%) REST
6 1 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.35%) Java EE
6 1 (0.35%) jQuery
6 1 (0.35%) Node.js
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.64%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.86%) Derivative
4 11 (3.82%) Fixed Income
4 11 (3.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.82%) Social Media
5 6 (2.08%) Market Risk
5 6 (2.08%) User Experience
6 5 (1.74%) Energy Derivatives
7 4 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.39%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.39%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (1.04%) Equities
8 3 (1.04%) iSeries
8 3 (1.04%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.04%) Smart City
8 3 (1.04%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.04%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.76%) Windows
2 17 (5.90%) Windows 10
3 8 (2.78%) Linux
4 7 (2.43%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.08%) Unix
5 6 (2.08%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.35%) Android
8 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (15.63%) Business Analysis
3 41 (14.24%) Requirements Gathering
4 38 (13.19%) Asset Management
5 31 (10.76%) Data Analysis
6 27 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (9.38%) Data Modelling
7 26 (9.03%) Change Management
8 25 (8.68%) Migration
8 25 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (8.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (7.64%) Workshop Facilitation
11 21 (7.29%) User Stories
12 19 (6.60%) Analytics
12 19 (6.60%) Target Operating Model
13 17 (5.90%) Insurtech
13 17 (5.90%) Risk Management
13 17 (5.90%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 15 (5.21%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 58 (20.14%) SQL
2 17 (5.90%) Python
3 11 (3.82%) C#
4 8 (2.78%) C++
4 8 (2.78%) Java
5 5 (1.74%) VBA
6 4 (1.39%) R
7 3 (1.04%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.04%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.04%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.69%) C
8 2 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (0.69%) Perl
8 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.69%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.35%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.35%) Haskell
9 1 (0.35%) Korn
9 1 (0.35%) PHP
9 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (7.99%) Degree
2 20 (6.94%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.08%) CIMA
6 4 (1.39%) CFA
7 3 (1.04%) ACCA
7 3 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.04%) CISM
7 3 (1.04%) ISEB
7 3 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.69%) CISSP
8 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.86%) QA
2 8 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.69%) COREP
3 2 (0.69%) GDPR
3 2 (0.69%) ISO 20022
3 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.69%) MiFID
3 2 (0.69%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.35%) EMIR
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.69%) Docker
3 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.43%) SCCM
2 3 (1.04%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.35%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.35%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.35%) SCOM
3 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (14.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.82%) SAP
3 10 (3.47%) Oracle
4 7 (2.43%) Tableau
5 6 (2.08%) VMware
6 5 (1.74%) Bloomberg
6 5 (1.74%) Murex
7 3 (1.04%) CA
7 3 (1.04%) Cisco
7 3 (1.04%) Citrix
7 3 (1.04%) CyberArk
7 3 (1.04%) Google
7 3 (1.04%) HP
7 3 (1.04%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.04%) Thycotic
8 2 (0.69%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.69%) Databricks
8 2 (0.69%) Palo Alto
8 2 (0.69%) Refinitiv