Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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.

Analyst
London > Central London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1,139 1,419 1,318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.18% 16.41% 16.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.76% 17.32% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 1,044 983
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £155 £255 £225
90th Percentile £575 £638 £600
London median daily rate £435 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 21
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.85 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.04% -0.83% +2.42%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £35.00 £40.00
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.10
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.11% +0.59%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 8,926 8,194 7,492
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 94.76% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,897 6,380 5,805
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £310 £310
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 114 88
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £17.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% +4.90% -4.40%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £30.20 £34.03 £55.00
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.44 £19.23
% change year-on-year -2.13% +6.27% +1.13%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Central London

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analyst in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Central London

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Central London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Central London

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Central London

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Central London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Central London

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Central London region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
City of London -2 887 £425 -5.56% 209
West End of London -4 57 £346 -7.67% 1
City of Westminster -6 26 £438 +12.90%
Southwark -36 10 £300 -9.43% 1
Camden -5 6 £250 -25.93%
Kensington and Chelsea -4 1 - -
Analyst
London

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 Central London region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 443 (38.89%) Finance
2 265 (23.27%) Agile Software Development
3 211 (18.53%) Windows
4 206 (18.09%) Microsoft
5 194 (17.03%) SQL
6 183 (16.07%) Business Analysis
7 162 (14.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 156 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
9 139 (12.20%) Banking
10 121 (10.62%) Microsoft Office
11 115 (10.10%) Data Analysis
12 112 (9.83%) Microsoft Excel
13 110 (9.66%) Active Directory
14 109 (9.57%) ITIL
14 109 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
15 99 (8.69%) Windows 10
16 98 (8.60%) Asset Management
17 92 (8.08%) Windows 7
18 87 (7.64%) Analytics
19 85 (7.46%) Office 365
20 84 (7.37%) SQL Server
21 83 (7.29%) Project Management
21 83 (7.29%) Degree
22 77 (6.76%) Test Automation
23 73 (6.41%) Migration
24 72 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
25 69 (6.06%) User Stories
26 65 (5.71%) Scrum
27 63 (5.53%) Citrix
28 59 (5.18%) Legal

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 35 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.37%) Confluence
3 23 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.93%) SAS
4 22 (1.93%) Skype for Business
5 21 (1.84%) CMS
6 18 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.53%) WordPress
10 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.26%) Apache
11 3 (0.26%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.18%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.18%) Documentum
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.18%) FileNet
12 2 (0.18%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.18%) OnBase
12 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 121 (10.62%) Microsoft Office
2 112 (9.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (2.28%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.088%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.088%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 10 (0.88%) thinkFolio
4 9 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.61%) Actimize
5 7 (0.61%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.44%) Eikon
7 5 (0.44%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.35%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.26%) Carpe Diem
9 3 (0.26%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.26%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.26%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 85 (7.46%) Office 365
2 28 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.40%) Google Analytics
4 14 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (0.88%) Mimecast
6 9 (0.79%) GitHub
7 7 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.53%) Google Tag Manager
9 5 (0.44%) PaaS
10 4 (0.35%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.26%) Apple Pay
11 3 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.26%) G Suite
11 3 (0.26%) SaaS
11 3 (0.26%) Slack
11 3 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.72%) Skype
2 23 (2.02%) DHCP
3 22 (1.93%) DNS
3 22 (1.93%) LAN
4 21 (1.84%) Firewall
5 20 (1.76%) Internet
6 17 (1.49%) TCP/IP
6 17 (1.49%) WAN
7 15 (1.32%) VPN
8 13 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (1.14%) WebEx
9 11 (0.97%) VoIP
9 11 (0.97%) Wireless
10 8 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.61%) Intranet
12 6 (0.53%) Telepresence
13 5 (0.44%) ADSL
14 4 (0.35%) PBX
14 4 (0.35%) PuTTY
14 4 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (2.28%) Power BI
5 25 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (1.58%) MySQL
7 14 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.14%) Big Data
9 11 (0.97%) MS Access
9 11 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.88%) BigQuery
11 9 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.70%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.70%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.53%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.44%) CouchDB
14 5 (0.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 56 (4.92%) JIRA
2 35 (3.07%) Selenium
3 19 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (1.58%) Cucumber
5 14 (1.23%) JMeter
5 14 (1.23%) SpecFlow
6 13 (1.14%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.61%) JIRA Agile
8 7 (0.61%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.53%) FitNesse
10 5 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.44%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.35%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.35%) Git (software)
11 4 (0.35%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.35%) Moq
12 3 (0.26%) Mocha
12 3 (0.26%) Mockito
General
1 443 (38.89%) Finance
2 139 (12.20%) Banking
3 59 (5.18%) Legal
4 55 (4.83%) Front Office
5 53 (4.65%) Retail
6 47 (4.13%) Law
7 33 (2.90%) Back Office
8 26 (2.28%) Marketing
9 24 (2.11%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.84%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.97%) Billing
12 10 (0.88%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.79%) Advertising
13 9 (0.79%) Publishing
13 9 (0.79%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.70%) Telecoms
15 7 (0.61%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.53%) French Language
17 5 (0.44%) Manufacturing
18 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.99%) .NET
2 27 (2.37%) RESTful
3 25 (2.19%) XML
4 24 (2.11%) HTML
5 20 (1.76%) Web Services
6 14 (1.23%) HTML5
7 12 (1.05%) CSS
8 9 (0.79%) SOAP
9 8 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (0.70%) Redux
10 7 (0.61%) Middleware
11 6 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (0.53%) JSON
11 6 (0.53%) React
11 6 (0.53%) REST
12 5 (0.44%) .NET Core
12 5 (0.44%) Kafka
12 5 (0.44%) WCF
12 5 (0.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 156 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 47 (4.13%) Fixed Income
4 40 (3.51%) iPhone
5 35 (3.07%) User Experience
6 34 (2.99%) Equities
7 29 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (2.46%) Tandem
9 27 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
10 26 (2.28%) Derivative
11 21 (1.84%) Blackberry
11 21 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 21 (1.84%) Reinsurance
12 20 (1.76%) iPad
13 18 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
14 17 (1.49%) Mobile App
15 15 (1.32%) Hedge funds
16 12 (1.05%) Fintech
16 12 (1.05%) Virtual Team
17 11 (0.97%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 211 (18.53%) Windows
2 99 (8.69%) Windows 10
3 92 (8.08%) Windows 7
4 37 (3.25%) Linux
5 35 (3.07%) Unix
6 29 (2.55%) Windows Server
7 26 (2.28%) Android
8 25 (2.19%) Windows 8
9 19 (1.67%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.97%) Mac OS X
11 11 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
12 9 (0.79%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.53%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.18%) Solaris
15 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.088%) CentOS
16 1 (0.088%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (23.27%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (16.07%) Business Analysis
3 162 (14.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 115 (10.10%) Data Analysis
5 109 (9.57%) ITIL
5 109 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
6 98 (8.60%) Asset Management
7 87 (7.64%) Analytics
8 83 (7.29%) Project Management
9 77 (6.76%) Test Automation
10 73 (6.41%) Migration
11 72 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
12 69 (6.06%) User Stories
13 65 (5.71%) Scrum
14 56 (4.92%) Test Scripting
15 52 (4.57%) SDLC
16 50 (4.39%) CRM
16 50 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
17 47 (4.13%) Change Management
18 46 (4.04%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 194 (17.03%) SQL
2 43 (3.78%) C#
3 42 (3.69%) Python
4 41 (3.60%) Java
5 39 (3.42%) VBA
6 26 (2.28%) R
7 21 (1.84%) JavaScript
8 18 (1.58%) C
9 14 (1.23%) PowerShell
10 10 (0.88%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.61%) C++
11 7 (0.61%) Java 8
12 6 (0.53%) MATLAB
12 6 (0.53%) Perl
13 4 (0.35%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.35%) PHP
13 4 (0.35%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.35%) VB
14 3 (0.26%) VBScript
15 2 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 83 (7.29%) Degree
2 22 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
2 22 (1.93%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.76%) ISEB
4 19 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.79%) CISSP
7 9 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (0.70%) CIMA
9 7 (0.61%) ACCA
10 6 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.44%) CISA
11 5 (0.44%) CISM
11 5 (0.44%) MCSA
12 4 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.35%) IIBA
12 4 (0.35%) PhD
13 3 (0.26%) CCNA
13 3 (0.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.57%) QA
2 27 (2.37%) Data Quality
2 27 (2.37%) PMO
3 21 (1.84%) GDPR
4 12 (1.05%) SLA
5 10 (0.88%) MiFID
6 9 (0.79%) SEPA
7 8 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.53%) EMIR
9 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.26%) IFRS
11 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.088%) Basel III
12 1 (0.088%) COBIT
12 1 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.088%) FATCA
12 1 (0.088%) PSD2
System Software
1 110 (9.66%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
3 16 (1.40%) XenApp
4 14 (1.23%) XenDesktop
5 12 (1.05%) BitLocker
6 7 (0.61%) Docker
7 5 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.18%) Xen
10 1 (0.088%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.088%) NFS
10 1 (0.088%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.088%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.088%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (2.46%) SCCM
2 20 (1.76%) vCenter Server
3 13 (1.14%) AirWatch
4 10 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.79%) Control-M
6 7 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.53%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.35%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.26%) Ansible
9 3 (0.26%) Dollar Universe
9 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.26%) OpenView
10 2 (0.18%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.18%) CASB
10 2 (0.18%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.18%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.18%) QRadar
10 2 (0.18%) SCOM
10 2 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 206 (18.09%) Microsoft
2 63 (5.53%) Citrix
3 50 (4.39%) Oracle
4 44 (3.86%) Cisco
5 43 (3.78%) Apple
6 42 (3.69%) Tableau
7 36 (3.16%) VMware
8 34 (2.99%) SAP
9 28 (2.46%) ServiceNow
10 21 (1.84%) Bloomberg
10 21 (1.84%) Google
10 21 (1.84%) HP
11 20 (1.76%) Adobe
11 20 (1.76%) Wyse
12 19 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (1.58%) iManage
14 17 (1.49%) Charles River
14 17 (1.49%) Reuters
15 14 (1.23%) IBM
16 11 (0.97%) Remedy