Period
to 22 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in 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.

Data Analyst
England > London
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 200 187 224
Rank change year-on-year -13 +37 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 171 561 584
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.28% 1.47% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.56% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 423 429
Median daily rate £425 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +8.13% -8.57%
10th Percentile £241 £259 £213
90th Percentile £663 £594 £575
England median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 16
Median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +25.93% +2.17%
10th Percentile £18.36 £11.25 £15.65
90th Percentile £33.05 £39.00 £44.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.63 £20.09
% change year-on-year +8.27% -17.23% +11.58%

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 12,282 35,971 43,011
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.83% 94.05% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,294 25,736 31,095
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 480 598
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% -8.40%
10th Percentile £17.99 £12.23 £13.00
90th Percentile £54.30 £57.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% +11.11% -3.74%

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 +68 37 £350 -22.22% 7
West London +33 7 £488 +44.44% 3
South London +43 3 £400 -9.09%
Data Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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 84 (49.12%) SQL
2 60 (35.09%) Python
3 57 (33.33%) Finance
4 47 (27.49%) Data Analysis
5 35 (20.47%) Microsoft Excel
6 34 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (18.71%) Analytics
7 32 (18.71%) Asset Management
8 30 (17.54%) Data Modelling
9 29 (16.96%) Derivative
9 29 (16.96%) Reference Data
10 28 (16.37%) Hedge funds
10 28 (16.37%) Bloomberg
10 28 (16.37%) Fixed Income
11 27 (15.79%) Equities
11 27 (15.79%) Front Office
11 27 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (15.79%) Investment Management
12 26 (15.20%) Visualisation
12 26 (15.20%) Reuters
13 25 (14.62%) Back Office
13 25 (14.62%) Markit EDM
13 25 (14.62%) Eagle PACE
13 25 (14.62%) FactSet
13 25 (14.62%) Pandas
14 23 (13.45%) Data Quality
14 23 (13.45%) Tableau
14 23 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (12.87%) Degree
16 18 (10.53%) Power Platform

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 4 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.75%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.75%) SAS
3 1 (0.58%) Apache
3 1 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 35 (20.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (4.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (14.62%) Eagle PACE
1 25 (14.62%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.53%) Power Platform
2 7 (4.09%) AWS
3 4 (2.34%) GCP
4 2 (1.17%) Azure
4 2 (1.17%) GitHub
4 2 (1.17%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.58%) Firebase
5 1 (0.58%) Google Sheets
5 1 (0.58%) Office 365
5 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.58%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.17%) FTP
2 1 (0.58%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.58%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.94%) Power BI
2 11 (6.43%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.68%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.09%) Big Data
4 7 (4.09%) BigQuery
4 7 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.51%) QlikView
6 5 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.34%) Looker
7 4 (2.34%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.75%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.75%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.17%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.17%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.34%) JIRA
2 2 (1.17%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.17%) RStudio
2 2 (1.17%) Subversion
3 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (33.33%) Finance
2 27 (15.79%) Front Office
3 25 (14.62%) Back Office
4 15 (8.77%) Banking
5 8 (4.68%) Marketing
6 7 (4.09%) Retail
7 5 (2.92%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.92%) Publishing
8 4 (2.34%) Billing
8 4 (2.34%) Games
9 3 (1.75%) Local Government
9 3 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.75%) Public Sector
10 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.17%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.58%) German Language
11 1 (0.58%) International Banking
11 1 (0.58%) Law
11 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.62%) Pandas
2 4 (2.34%) XML
3 2 (1.17%) FpML
3 2 (1.17%) HTML
3 2 (1.17%) Shiny
3 2 (1.17%) Web Services
3 2 (1.17%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.58%) .NET
4 1 (0.58%) GraphQL
4 1 (0.58%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (16.96%) Derivative
2 29 (16.96%) Reference Data
3 28 (16.37%) Fixed Income
3 28 (16.37%) Hedge funds
4 27 (15.79%) Equities
5 5 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.34%) Mobile Games
7 3 (1.75%) FMCG
7 3 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.75%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (1.75%) Social Media
8 2 (1.17%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.17%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.58%) NHS
9 1 (0.58%) PACS
9 1 (0.58%) Smart City
9 1 (0.58%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.75%) Windows
2 2 (1.17%) Linux
3 1 (0.58%) AIX
3 1 (0.58%) HPUX
3 1 (0.58%) Solaris
3 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.49%) Data Analysis
2 32 (18.71%) Analytics
2 32 (18.71%) Asset Management
3 30 (17.54%) Data Modelling
4 27 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (15.79%) Investment Management
5 26 (15.20%) Visualisation
6 23 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (9.94%) Data Governance
8 16 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (7.60%) Data Management
10 12 (7.02%) Data Visualisation
10 12 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (5.85%) Business Analysis
11 10 (5.85%) Data Analytics
11 10 (5.85%) Data Cleansing
11 10 (5.85%) Decision-Making
11 10 (5.85%) Migration
12 9 (5.26%) Change Management
12 9 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 84 (49.12%) SQL
2 60 (35.09%) Python
3 17 (9.94%) R
4 8 (4.68%) VBA
5 7 (4.09%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.17%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.58%) Java
8 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (12.87%) Degree
2 17 (9.94%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.60%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.68%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.58%) ISEB
6 1 (0.58%) MBA
6 1 (0.58%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.45%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.34%) GDPR
3 3 (1.75%) QA
4 2 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.58%) DICOM
5 1 (0.58%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (16.37%) Bloomberg
2 26 (15.20%) Reuters
3 25 (14.62%) FactSet
4 23 (13.45%) Tableau
5 13 (7.60%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.26%) Alteryx
7 4 (2.34%) Informatica
7 4 (2.34%) Oracle
8 3 (1.75%) Google
9 2 (1.17%) Birst
9 2 (1.17%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.17%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.17%) Cognos
9 2 (1.17%) Refinitiv
9 2 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.17%) SAP
9 2 (1.17%) Talend
9 2 (1.17%) Vermilion
10 1 (0.58%) OneTrust
10 1 (0.58%) ServiceNow