Market Data Analyst at Coursera, London, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • Jun 03, 2021
up to 6 Months

Contract Description

Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 82 million registered learners as of March 31, 2021. Coursera partners with over 200 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including Guided Projects, courses, Specializations, certificates, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. More than 6,000 institutions have used Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students, including in high-demand fields such as data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.

We are seeking a short-term contractor who is data-driven, collaborative and has a strong understanding of European labor markets, the skills that are needed to get these jobs, and the higher education programs that are pathways to getting these jobs. This person will support our international content strategy team members in conducting on- and off-platform research and data analysis to identify the relevant trends in the UK, France, and Germany in particular. This person will then use these insights to make recommendations about the types of content European companies and universities should create for Coursera to meet these needs. In this context, they will consult on many types of content, including Gateways (Certificates that help people get entry-level positions), Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, courses, and more. This person should be willing to perform work ranging from brass tacks data pulls to more complex analyses. This person will also be asked to prepare documents and data for our university and industry Partnerships teams -- identifying content that companies and universities can create, and forecasting enrollment/revenue for these topics.


  • Support our lead international content strategy team members, performing work ranging from brass tacks data pulls to more complex analyses.
  • Use internal data and market research centering on the UK, France, and Germany, to identify promising areas in which Coursera should create content.
  • Prepare documents and data for our Industry and University Partnerships teams -- identifying specific content topics and pursue, and forecasting enrollment/revenue for these topics.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years experience of the job/skill market in Europe, and the educational pathways
  • 1+ years experience in research and analysis
  • Experience with G Suite, particularly Google Sheets, and reporting data and research results

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Excel, SQL, Python and/or R
  • Resourceful researcher, data-driven, ability to synthesize information quickly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Business fluency in French and/or German desired