Period
to 25 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 207 199 191
Rank change year-on-year -8 -8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 234 565 666
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.19% 1.39% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.48% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 427 475
Median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +1.21%
10th Percentile £207 £256 £213
90th Percentile £588 £600 £588
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 25
Median hourly rate £22.85 £21.89 £20.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.37% +6.69% +4.37%
10th Percentile £17.95 £11.25 £15.91
90th Percentile £34.66 £53.16 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.11 £18.00 £19.15
% change year-on-year +11.72% -6.02% +6.40%

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 18,449 38,234 43,575
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.49% 94.32% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,770 27,259 31,517
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £306 £315 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 492 682
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -0.92% -3.56%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.50 £12.78
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £49.95
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £18.51
% change year-on-year +9.20% +3.92% -2.61%

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 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +64 61 £475 +6.74% 1
West London +9 17 £260 -21.51% 1
South London +38 6 £475 +109.94%
East London +44 2 £325 -27.78%
North London +14 1 - -
Data Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 123 (52.56%) SQL
2 80 (34.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 78 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 71 (30.34%) Data Analysis
5 67 (28.63%) Analytics
6 65 (27.78%) Finance
7 61 (26.07%) Data Modelling
8 52 (22.22%) Power Platform
9 51 (21.79%) Power BI
10 42 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
11 41 (17.52%) Tableau
12 35 (14.96%) Data Quality
12 35 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (14.10%) Python
14 32 (13.68%) Migration
14 32 (13.68%) Visualisation
15 31 (13.25%) Data Cleansing
16 30 (12.82%) SQL Server
17 28 (11.97%) QlikView
17 28 (11.97%) Data Migration
18 27 (11.54%) Data Management
19 26 (11.11%) GDPR
19 26 (11.11%) Relational Database
20 25 (10.68%) Data Warehouse
20 25 (10.68%) Validation
21 24 (10.26%) Microsoft
21 24 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
22 23 (9.83%) Data Mining
23 22 (9.40%) Data Governance
24 21 (8.97%) Data Visualisation

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 7 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.56%) SAS
3 3 (1.28%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.85%) Confluence
4 2 (0.85%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 2 (0.85%) nginx
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.43%) Jupyter
Applications
1 80 (34.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.85%) SPSS
5 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.43%) FastStats
3 1 (0.43%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.43%) PolarLake
3 1 (0.43%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.43%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 52 (22.22%) Power Platform
2 13 (5.56%) AWS
3 11 (4.70%) Azure
3 11 (4.70%) Google Analytics
4 10 (4.27%) GCP
5 5 (2.14%) Power Automate
5 5 (2.14%) PowerApps
6 3 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.28%) Veeva
7 2 (0.85%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.85%) Office 365
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.43%) Apigee
8 1 (0.43%) Boomi
8 1 (0.43%) G Suite
8 1 (0.43%) SaaS
8 1 (0.43%) Smartsheet
8 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.43%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (21.79%) Power BI
2 30 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 28 (11.97%) QlikView
4 26 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 25 (10.68%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (9.83%) Data Mining
7 14 (5.98%) Crystal Reports
8 11 (4.70%) BigQuery
9 8 (3.42%) Big Data
10 7 (2.99%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (2.56%) Data Lake
11 6 (2.56%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.56%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.28%) DB2
13 3 (1.28%) MS Access
13 3 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.71%) JIRA
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 65 (27.78%) Finance
2 18 (7.69%) Marketing
3 17 (7.26%) Banking
4 11 (4.70%) Retail
5 7 (2.99%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.71%) Front Office
6 4 (1.71%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.28%) German Language
7 3 (1.28%) Local Government
7 3 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.28%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.85%) Billing
8 2 (0.85%) French Language
8 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Automotive
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.12%) XML
2 4 (1.71%) Web Services
3 3 (1.28%) JSON
4 2 (0.85%) REST
4 2 (0.85%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.43%) jQuery
5 1 (0.43%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.99%) NHS
4 6 (2.56%) FMCG
4 6 (2.56%) User Experience
5 5 (2.14%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.71%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.28%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (1.28%) Derivative
7 3 (1.28%) Pricing Data
7 3 (1.28%) Reinsurance
8 2 (0.85%) Equities
8 2 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.85%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.85%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.43%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 71 (30.34%) Data Analysis
3 67 (28.63%) Analytics
4 61 (26.07%) Data Modelling
5 35 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (13.68%) Migration
6 32 (13.68%) Visualisation
7 31 (13.25%) Data Cleansing
8 28 (11.97%) Data Migration
9 27 (11.54%) Data Management
10 25 (10.68%) Validation
11 24 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (9.40%) Data Governance
13 21 (8.97%) Data Visualisation
14 19 (8.12%) Data Validation
14 19 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (7.26%) Requirements Gathering
16 16 (6.84%) Business Analytics
16 16 (6.84%) Data Mapping
16 16 (6.84%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 123 (52.56%) SQL
2 33 (14.10%) Python
3 16 (6.84%) R
4 8 (3.42%) T-SQL
4 8 (3.42%) VBA
5 3 (1.28%) Scala
6 2 (0.85%) C#
6 2 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (0.85%) Java
6 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.43%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.43%) C
7 1 (0.43%) C++
7 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (6.84%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.41%) Degree
3 13 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.43%) ACCA
4 1 (0.43%) CBAP
4 1 (0.43%) CIMA
4 1 (0.43%) IIBA
4 1 (0.43%) ISEB
4 1 (0.43%) MBA
4 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (14.96%) Data Quality
2 26 (11.11%) GDPR
3 15 (6.41%) IFRS
4 14 (5.98%) Solvency II
5 10 (4.27%) QA
6 6 (2.56%) SLA
7 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 41 (17.52%) Tableau
2 24 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.55%) Google
4 13 (5.56%) Oracle
5 12 (5.13%) SAP
6 9 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (3.42%) Alteryx
8 7 (2.99%) Remedy
9 6 (2.56%) Teradata
10 5 (2.14%) DoubleClick
11 3 (1.28%) Informatica
12 2 (0.85%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.85%) Cognos
12 2 (0.85%) Facebook
12 2 (0.85%) IBM
12 2 (0.85%) Netezza
12 2 (0.85%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.85%) Sybase
12 2 (0.85%) Talend
13 1 (0.43%) Callidus