Period
to 25 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 October 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 178 186
Rank change year-on-year +20 +8 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 634 206 527
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.76% 1.46% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.59% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 159 392
10th Percentile £269 £254 £251
25th Percentile £356 £325 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £538 £539 £508
90th Percentile £600 £663 £588
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 19
10th Percentile £16.39 " £11.05
25th Percentile £20.16 £12.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate £32.00 £13.50 £22.85
Median % change year-on-year +137.04% -40.92% +26.94%
75th Percentile £46.00 £16.63 £29.48
90th Percentile £59.35 £18.05 £29.96
England median hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £17.63
% change year-on-year +32.14% -20.57% -12.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 33,439 12,974 34,256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.02% 91.72% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,293 9,380 25,065
10th Percentile £358 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £505 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 96 432
10th Percentile £13.93 £16.13 £12.06
25th Percentile £19.00 £20.94 £15.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.25 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.89% +67.86% +12.30%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.38 £43.75
90th Percentile £66.05 £56.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -11.27% +17.65% +6.86%

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in London

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Data Analyst in London

Data Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Analyst in London over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Analyst in London

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Data Analyst in London

Data Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Analyst in London over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Analyst in London

Data Analyst
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analyst within the London region over the 6 months to 25 October 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
Central London -33 65 £500 +42.86% 11
West London -1 24 £363 -19.44% 2
South London +1 9 £575 +43.75%
North London +5 6 £150 -36.84%
East London - 4 £223 - 5
Data Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 London region featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 366 (57.73%) SQL
2 205 (32.33%) Data Analysis
3 182 (28.71%) Business Intelligence
4 166 (26.18%) Finance
5 162 (25.55%) Power BI
5 162 (25.55%) Power Platform
6 157 (24.76%) Python
7 153 (24.13%) Analytics
8 133 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
9 127 (20.03%) Microsoft Excel
9 127 (20.03%) Data Modelling
10 125 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
11 124 (19.56%) Visualisation
12 117 (18.45%) Social Skills
13 114 (17.98%) Data Quality
14 101 (15.93%) Tableau
15 89 (14.04%) ETL
16 88 (13.88%) Data Warehouse
17 75 (11.83%) Data Visualisation
18 74 (11.67%) Data Management
19 72 (11.36%) Azure
20 71 (11.20%) Microsoft
21 70 (11.04%) Migration
22 67 (10.57%) Banking
23 65 (10.25%) Data Mapping
24 61 (9.62%) SQL Server
25 60 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
26 56 (8.83%) Data Cleansing
27 54 (8.52%) Data Migration
28 53 (8.36%) Problem-Solving

Data Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 37 (5.84%) SAS
2 11 (1.74%) Appian
2 11 (1.74%) Confluence
3 8 (1.26%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.26%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.10%) Apache
5 3 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.47%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.47%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.32%) R Markdown
7 1 (0.16%) CMS
7 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 127 (20.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (5.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.95%) SPSS
6 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.89%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.47%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.32%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.32%) Maximo
4 2 (0.32%) Relativity
4 2 (0.32%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (0.32%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.32%) Sprinklr
5 1 (0.16%) iTrent
5 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 162 (25.55%) Power Platform
2 72 (11.36%) Azure
3 32 (5.05%) AWS
4 23 (3.63%) Adobe Analytics
5 17 (2.68%) Google Analytics
6 14 (2.21%) Azure Data Factory
6 14 (2.21%) GCP
7 12 (1.89%) Collibra
8 10 (1.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 9 (1.42%) Snowflake
10 6 (0.95%) GitHub
10 6 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.63%) Google Docs
13 3 (0.47%) Google Data Studio
13 3 (0.47%) Google Sheets
13 3 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 3 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 3 (0.47%) Serverless
13 3 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.42%) FTP
2 5 (0.79%) DNS
3 1 (0.16%) Broadband
3 1 (0.16%) Internet
3 1 (0.16%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.16%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (25.55%) Power BI
2 101 (15.93%) Tableau
3 88 (13.88%) Data Warehouse
4 61 (9.62%) SQL Server
5 39 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (4.57%) Data Lake
6 29 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (4.26%) QlikView
8 23 (3.63%) Metadata
9 22 (3.47%) Big Data
9 22 (3.47%) Qlik Sense
10 20 (3.15%) Data Mining
11 17 (2.68%) Pentaho
12 15 (2.37%) Relational Database
13 13 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
13 13 (2.05%) MySQL
14 10 (1.58%) BigQuery
14 10 (1.58%) MS Access
15 8 (1.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 8 (1.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (4.57%) JIRA
2 9 (1.42%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.47%) RStudio
4 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.47%) Toad
5 1 (0.16%) LSMW
5 1 (0.16%) MLflow
General
1 166 (26.18%) Finance
2 125 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (18.45%) Social Skills
4 67 (10.57%) Banking
5 51 (8.04%) Public Sector
6 30 (4.73%) Marketing
7 24 (3.79%) Presentation Skills
8 22 (3.47%) Investment Banking
9 18 (2.84%) Manufacturing
10 17 (2.68%) Legal
11 15 (2.37%) Telecoms
12 13 (2.05%) Electronics
12 13 (2.05%) Influencing Skills
13 11 (1.74%) Organisational Skills
14 10 (1.58%) Retail
15 9 (1.42%) Law
16 6 (0.95%) Advertising
16 6 (0.95%) Back Office
16 6 (0.95%) Front Office
16 6 (0.95%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.31%) JSON
2 19 (3.00%) XML
3 11 (1.74%) Web Services
4 10 (1.58%) Pandas
5 9 (1.42%) Shiny
6 6 (0.95%) NumPy
7 5 (0.79%) CSS
7 5 (0.79%) HTML
7 5 (0.79%) XSD
8 4 (0.63%) Ajax
8 4 (0.63%) CSS3
8 4 (0.63%) HTML5
8 4 (0.63%) jQuery
8 4 (0.63%) Kafka
8 4 (0.63%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (0.63%) LDAP
8 4 (0.63%) scikit-learn
9 3 (0.47%) pytest
10 2 (0.32%) Apache Avro
10 2 (0.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.63%) Reference Data
2 18 (2.84%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.68%) Data Structures
4 15 (2.37%) NHS
5 11 (1.74%) Legacy Systems
5 11 (1.74%) Taxonomies
6 8 (1.26%) Derivative
7 7 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.10%) Social Media
8 6 (0.95%) FMCG
9 5 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.79%) Equities
10 4 (0.63%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.63%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.63%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.63%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.47%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.32%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.32%) Tandem
12 2 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.26%) Unix
2 7 (1.10%) Linux
3 5 (0.79%) Windows
4 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (32.33%) Data Analysis
2 182 (28.71%) Business Intelligence
3 153 (24.13%) Analytics
4 133 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
5 127 (20.03%) Data Modelling
6 124 (19.56%) Visualisation
7 89 (14.04%) ETL
8 75 (11.83%) Data Visualisation
9 74 (11.67%) Data Management
10 70 (11.04%) Migration
11 65 (10.25%) Data Mapping
12 60 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 56 (8.83%) Data Cleansing
14 54 (8.52%) Data Migration
15 53 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
16 50 (7.89%) Data Science
17 49 (7.73%) Dashboard Development
18 43 (6.78%) Data Governance
18 43 (6.78%) Requirements Gathering
19 42 (6.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 366 (57.73%) SQL
2 157 (24.76%) Python
3 42 (6.62%) R
4 30 (4.73%) VBA
5 21 (3.31%) T-SQL
6 11 (1.74%) Java
7 10 (1.58%) C#
7 10 (1.58%) VB
8 5 (0.79%) C
8 5 (0.79%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (0.63%) PHP
9 4 (0.63%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.32%) C++
11 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.16%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.16%) Perl
12 1 (0.16%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 41 (6.47%) Degree
2 24 (3.79%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.74%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.10%) CISM
5 7 (1.10%) CISSP
6 3 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.47%) ISEB
7 2 (0.32%) CCENT
7 2 (0.32%) CCNA
7 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.32%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.32%) MBA
7 2 (0.32%) MCSA
7 2 (0.32%) MCSE
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.32%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.32%) SAS Certification
7 2 (0.32%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (17.98%) Data Quality
2 40 (6.31%) QA
3 17 (2.68%) GDPR
4 15 (2.37%) MiFID
5 7 (1.10%) EMIR
6 4 (0.63%) PMO
7 3 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.47%) IFRS
8 2 (0.32%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.16%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.16%) HL7
9 1 (0.16%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (1.10%) CSIRT
2 5 (0.79%) Terraform
3 3 (0.47%) Core Impact
4 1 (0.16%) Control-M
4 1 (0.16%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.16%) Kibana
4 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 71 (11.20%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.62%) Oracle
3 39 (6.15%) Informatica
4 34 (5.36%) SAP
5 29 (4.57%) Google
6 26 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (3.94%) Adobe
8 24 (3.79%) Alteryx
8 24 (3.79%) Teradata
9 16 (2.52%) Databricks
10 11 (1.74%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.95%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.79%) GoldenSource
12 5 (0.79%) IBM
13 4 (0.63%) Charles River
13 4 (0.63%) Sage
14 3 (0.47%) Reuters
14 3 (0.47%) Trillium
14 3 (0.47%) Workday
15 2 (0.32%) IFS