Period
to 1 August 2021

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Data Analyst
Central London > City of London
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 112 148
Rank change year-on-year -11 +36 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 44 23 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.29% 0.99% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.06% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 66
10th Percentile £224 £313 £318
25th Percentile £289 £372 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £444 £450
Median % change year-on-year -4.23% -1.39% +3.45%
75th Percentile £539 £573 £559
90th Percentile £600 £615 £639
Central London median daily rate £431 £419 £450
% change year-on-year +2.99% -6.94% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
10th Percentile £16.60 " "
25th Percentile £19.00 " £11.25
Median hourly rate £23.50 - £12.50
75th Percentile £28.50 " £13.75
90th Percentile £31.20 " "
Central London median hourly rate £23.50 - £12.50

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 3,196 2,174 6,154
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 93.18% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,344 1,620 4,840
10th Percentile £361 £313 £325
25th Percentile £450 £414 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £520
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -1.44% +4.00%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £676 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 37 72
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.65 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £18.50 £12.76
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -30.56% +82.28% +5.61%
75th Percentile £35.00 £43.70 £28.69
90th Percentile £43.00 £54.10 £46.64
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £34.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.72% +72.94% +6.95%

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Data Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in the City of London

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Analyst in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Data Analyst in the City of London

Data Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Analyst in the City of London

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Analyst in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Data Analyst in the City of London

Data Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Analyst in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, Data 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 Data Analyst in the job title.

1 22 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (27.27%) Data Analysis
2 12 (27.27%) Visualisation
2 12 (27.27%) Analytics
3 11 (25.00%) Power BI
3 11 (25.00%) Power Platform
4 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (20.45%) Python
5 9 (20.45%) Finance
5 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (18.18%) Tableau
7 7 (15.91%) R
7 7 (15.91%) Data Visualisation
7 7 (15.91%) Social Skills
8 5 (11.36%) Data Quality
8 5 (11.36%) Data Mapping
8 5 (11.36%) Migration
9 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 4 (9.09%) NHS
9 4 (9.09%) Data Modelling
9 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
9 4 (9.09%) Data Management
9 4 (9.09%) Public Sector
9 4 (9.09%) Data Science
10 3 (6.82%) Reinsurance
10 3 (6.82%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (6.82%) Legacy Systems

Data 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 2 (4.55%) Apache Spark
1 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Eikon
1 1 (2.27%) Maximo
1 1 (2.27%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
1 1 (2.27%) RMDS
1 1 (2.27%) SAP MM
1 1 (2.27%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Power Platform
2 3 (6.82%) AWS
2 3 (6.82%) Azure
3 2 (4.55%) GCP
3 2 (4.55%) Snowflake
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.27%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) Power BI
2 8 (18.18%) Tableau
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.82%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (6.82%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (6.82%) Data Mining
4 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.55%) Metadata
5 2 (4.55%) QlikView
5 2 (4.55%) Yellowfin
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.27%) Big Data
6 1 (2.27%) Data Mart
6 1 (2.27%) Data Vault
6 1 (2.27%) PowerPivot
6 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
1 1 (2.27%) LSMW
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Social Skills
3 4 (9.09%) Public Sector
4 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.55%) Local Government
5 2 (4.55%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (2.27%) Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Billing
6 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Law
6 1 (2.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Pandas
1 2 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) CSS
2 1 (2.27%) D3.js
2 1 (2.27%) JSON
2 1 (2.27%) NumPy
2 1 (2.27%) pytest
2 1 (2.27%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) NHS
2 3 (6.82%) Legacy Systems
2 3 (6.82%) Reinsurance
3 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Analytics
1 12 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) Data Analysis
1 12 (27.27%) Visualisation
2 7 (15.91%) Data Visualisation
3 5 (11.36%) Data Mapping
3 5 (11.36%) Migration
4 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.09%) Data Management
4 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 4 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 4 (9.09%) Data Science
5 3 (6.82%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (6.82%) Project Management
5 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.55%) Economics
6 2 (4.55%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.55%) Quantitative Analysis
6 2 (4.55%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) Python
3 7 (15.91%) R
4 3 (6.82%) VBA
5 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.27%) Java
6 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) Accessibility
3 1 (2.27%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) Google
2 2 (4.55%) Informatica
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Alteryx
3 1 (2.27%) Ariba
3 1 (2.27%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.27%) FactSet