Period
to 24 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 174 234 213
Rank change year-on-year +60 -21 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 475 160 531
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.60% 0.99% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.06% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 114 393
10th Percentile £275 £211 £259
25th Percentile £328 £281 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £433
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -7.51% +1.76%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £500
90th Percentile £608 £596 £599
England median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 20
10th Percentile £15.25 £16.98 "
25th Percentile £20.16 £19.48 £11.25
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £22.39
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.22% -0.48%
75th Percentile £34.88 £31.70 £28.49
90th Percentile £43.78 £35.09 £44.63
England median hourly rate £17.63 £18.25 £15.89
% change year-on-year -3.42% +14.89% -21.92%

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 27,622 15,117 38,253
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 93.13% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,886 10,905 27,803
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £526 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.54% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £680
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 184 461
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.31 £12.00
25th Percentile £20.06 £19.66 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.85 £34.09 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.63% +70.44% -
75th Percentile £51.53 £47.83 £37.50
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.18 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -1 54 £450 +2.86% 8
South London +31 11 £575 +53.33%
West London -2 10 £338 +29.81% 3
North London +10 4 £150 - 3
East London +6 2 £409 +25.69% 9
Data Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 279 (58.74%) SQL
2 148 (31.16%) Data Analysis
3 140 (29.47%) Finance
4 130 (27.37%) Business Intelligence
5 123 (25.89%) Analytics
6 122 (25.68%) Python
7 110 (23.16%) Power BI
7 110 (23.16%) Power Platform
8 106 (22.32%) Data Modelling
9 96 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
9 96 (20.21%) Visualisation
10 95 (20.00%) Social Skills
11 94 (19.79%) Microsoft Excel
12 92 (19.37%) Data Quality
13 90 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
14 79 (16.63%) Tableau
15 62 (13.05%) Migration
16 53 (11.16%) Data Management
16 53 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
17 52 (10.95%) ETL
18 49 (10.32%) Data Migration
18 49 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
19 45 (9.47%) Data Visualisation
20 43 (9.05%) SQL Server
20 43 (9.05%) Banking
21 42 (8.84%) Azure
22 41 (8.63%) Data Mapping
23 40 (8.42%) Microsoft
23 40 (8.42%) Requirements Gathering
24 39 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management

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 27 (5.68%) SAS
2 10 (2.11%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.26%) Apache
5 3 (0.63%) Appian
5 3 (0.63%) Confluence
6 2 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.42%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 94 (19.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.84%) SPSS
7 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.21%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (1.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.84%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.63%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.42%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.42%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.42%) Relativity
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.21%) Eikon
5 1 (0.21%) Maximo
5 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.21%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 1 (0.21%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.21%) RMDS
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.21%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.21%) SessionCam
5 1 (0.21%) Sprinklr
5 1 (0.21%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 110 (23.16%) Power Platform
2 42 (8.84%) Azure
3 34 (7.16%) AWS
4 21 (4.42%) Adobe Analytics
5 16 (3.37%) Google Analytics
6 10 (2.11%) GCP
7 7 (1.47%) Collibra
7 7 (1.47%) Snowflake
8 6 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.84%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 4 (0.84%) GitHub
10 4 (0.84%) Serverless
11 3 (0.63%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.63%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 3 (0.63%) Google Sheets
11 3 (0.63%) SaaS
11 3 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.42%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.05%) DNS
2 4 (0.84%) FTP
3 2 (0.42%) Firewall
4 1 (0.21%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (23.16%) Power BI
2 79 (16.63%) Tableau
3 49 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (9.05%) SQL Server
5 31 (6.53%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (5.68%) Data Mining
7 21 (4.42%) Relational Database
8 19 (4.00%) Data Lake
8 19 (4.00%) Metadata
9 17 (3.58%) Big Data
9 17 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (2.95%) QlikView
11 11 (2.32%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.89%) Pentaho
12 9 (1.89%) Qlik Sense
13 8 (1.68%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.68%) MySQL
13 8 (1.68%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.26%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 13 (2.74%) JIRA
2 10 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.26%) Toad
4 4 (0.84%) ERwin
5 1 (0.21%) LSMW
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.21%) Redmine
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 140 (29.47%) Finance
2 95 (20.00%) Social Skills
3 90 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (9.05%) Banking
5 28 (5.89%) Public Sector
6 23 (4.84%) Presentation Skills
7 18 (3.79%) Marketing
8 13 (2.74%) Front Office
8 13 (2.74%) Investment Banking
9 12 (2.53%) Legal
10 9 (1.89%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.68%) Back Office
11 8 (1.68%) Electronics
11 8 (1.68%) Law
11 8 (1.68%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.47%) Local Government
13 6 (1.26%) Retail
14 5 (1.05%) Billing
14 5 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
15 4 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.37%) JSON
1 16 (3.37%) XML
2 12 (2.53%) Pandas
3 8 (1.68%) Web Services
4 6 (1.26%) NumPy
5 5 (1.05%) CSS
6 4 (0.84%) Ajax
6 4 (0.84%) CSS3
6 4 (0.84%) FpML
6 4 (0.84%) HTML
6 4 (0.84%) HTML5
6 4 (0.84%) jQuery
6 4 (0.84%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (0.84%) LDAP
6 4 (0.84%) pytest
6 4 (0.84%) Shiny
7 3 (0.63%) CoreNLP
8 2 (0.42%) D3.js
8 2 (0.42%) JSON Schema
8 2 (0.42%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.84%) Reference Data
2 12 (2.53%) Social Media
3 11 (2.32%) NHS
4 10 (2.11%) Legacy Systems
5 9 (1.89%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.89%) Equities
6 8 (1.68%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.26%) Derivative
7 6 (1.26%) Reinsurance
8 5 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (0.84%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.84%) FMCG
9 4 (0.84%) Legacy Applications
9 4 (0.84%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.84%) Taxonomies
9 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.42%) Linked Data
11 1 (0.21%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.89%) Unix
2 8 (1.68%) Linux
3 5 (1.05%) Windows
4 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (31.16%) Data Analysis
2 130 (27.37%) Business Intelligence
3 123 (25.89%) Analytics
4 106 (22.32%) Data Modelling
5 96 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (20.21%) Visualisation
6 62 (13.05%) Migration
7 53 (11.16%) Data Management
7 53 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
8 52 (10.95%) ETL
9 49 (10.32%) Data Migration
10 45 (9.47%) Data Visualisation
11 41 (8.63%) Data Mapping
12 40 (8.42%) Requirements Gathering
13 39 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
15 35 (7.37%) Data Architecture
15 35 (7.37%) Data Science
16 33 (6.95%) Business Analysis
16 33 (6.95%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 279 (58.74%) SQL
2 122 (25.68%) Python
3 29 (6.11%) R
4 21 (4.42%) VBA
5 17 (3.58%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.26%) Java
6 6 (1.26%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.26%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.84%) PHP
8 3 (0.63%) C
8 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.63%) VB
9 2 (0.42%) C++
9 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.42%) Scala
10 1 (0.21%) C#
10 1 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.21%) HiveQL
10 1 (0.21%) LookML
10 1 (0.21%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 31 (6.53%) Degree
2 17 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.05%) CISSP
5 5 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.63%) CISM
6 3 (0.63%) ISEB
7 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.42%) CBAP
7 2 (0.42%) MBA
7 2 (0.42%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.21%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.21%) CFA
8 1 (0.21%) IIBA
8 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.21%) PhD
8 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (19.37%) Data Quality
2 29 (6.11%) QA
3 9 (1.89%) GDPR
4 5 (1.05%) MiFID
5 4 (0.84%) IFRS
6 2 (0.42%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.42%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.42%) PMO
7 1 (0.21%) HL7
7 1 (0.21%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (1.26%) Terraform
2 4 (0.84%) Core Impact
3 2 (0.42%) CASB
3 2 (0.42%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.21%) Control-M
4 1 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 40 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.00%) Oracle
3 28 (5.89%) Google
4 27 (5.68%) Informatica
5 25 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
6 24 (5.05%) SAP
7 22 (4.63%) Adobe
8 15 (3.16%) Alteryx
8 15 (3.16%) Databricks
8 15 (3.16%) Teradata
9 7 (1.47%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.63%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.63%) GoldenSource
10 3 (0.63%) Workday
11 2 (0.42%) Avaloq
11 2 (0.42%) Charles River
11 2 (0.42%) Cognos
11 2 (0.42%) Nuix
11 2 (0.42%) Pega
11 2 (0.42%) Sybase