Period
to 22 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 980 1,228 1,372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.45% 13.28% 17.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.13% 13.98% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 891 996
Central London median daily rate £450 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% -
10th Percentile £203 £213 £221
90th Percentile £588 £613 £625
London median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 21
Central London median hourly rate £13.45 £22.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% +17.65% +8.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £24.55 £48.75 £30.00
London median hourly rate £20.95 £22.00 £18.92
% change year-on-year -4.80% +16.28% +15.90%

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 8,081 8,783 7,378
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 95.00% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,261 6,795 5,574
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £671
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 148 96
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +6.04% -11.81%
10th Percentile £11.60 £12.68 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £33.23 £32.22
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.23
% change year-on-year -2.33% +1.30% +11.62%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 -5 762 £458 +1.67% 170
West End of London +9 51 £400 +10.34% 2
City of Westminster -10 24 £444 +36.54% 2
Southwark -29 7 £345 -27.75%
Kensington and Chelsea +2 3 £195 -
Camden -2 2 £540 +27.81%
Analyst
London

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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.

1 368 (37.55%) Finance
2 249 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (16.12%) SQL
3 158 (16.12%) Microsoft
4 156 (15.92%) Business Analysis
5 140 (14.29%) Windows
6 134 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 114 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
8 113 (11.53%) Banking
9 110 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
10 108 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
11 101 (10.31%) Active Directory
12 94 (9.59%) User Stories
13 90 (9.18%) ITIL
13 90 (9.18%) Data Analysis
14 81 (8.27%) Migration
15 79 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
16 74 (7.55%) JIRA
17 73 (7.45%) Analytics
18 70 (7.14%) Office 365
19 65 (6.63%) Degree
19 65 (6.63%) Information Security
20 62 (6.33%) CRM
20 62 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
21 61 (6.22%) SQL Server
21 61 (6.22%) SDLC
22 59 (6.02%) Project Management
23 55 (5.61%) Asset Management
23 55 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
24 54 (5.51%) Change Management

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 42 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.67%) Confluence
3 18 (1.84%) MS Exchange
3 18 (1.84%) SAS
4 11 (1.12%) CMS
5 6 (0.61%) IIS
5 6 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.51%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.20%) Apache
9 2 (0.20%) nginx
10 1 (0.10%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.10%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.10%) Kentico
10 1 (0.10%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 114 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (2.96%) MS Visio
4 25 (2.55%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.41%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.10%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.10%) SPSS
6 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 32 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.71%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.61%) Actimize
4 6 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.31%) Eagle PACE
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.31%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.31%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.31%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 70 (7.14%) Office 365
2 54 (5.51%) Power Platform
3 42 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.43%) Google Analytics
7 13 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (1.33%) Google Sheets
8 9 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
9 8 (0.82%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.71%) SaaS
11 6 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.61%) Google Tag Manager
11 6 (0.61%) Yammer
12 5 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.51%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.41%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.41%) Azure Functions
13 4 (0.41%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.16%) Firewall
2 22 (2.24%) LAN
3 21 (2.14%) DNS
3 21 (2.14%) WAN
4 15 (1.53%) Network Security
4 15 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.12%) Internet
6 10 (1.02%) VPN
7 8 (0.82%) DHCP
7 8 (0.82%) Skype
7 8 (0.82%) Wireless
8 7 (0.71%) Intranet
9 6 (0.61%) VoIP
10 4 (0.41%) Broadband
10 4 (0.41%) HTTP
10 4 (0.41%) ISDN
10 4 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.31%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (0.31%) FTP
11 3 (0.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (6.22%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.10%) Power BI
3 40 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (1.73%) QlikView
7 15 (1.53%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.12%) Big Data
10 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 10 (1.02%) MySQL
11 8 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (0.82%) MS Access
11 8 (0.82%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.71%) BigQuery
12 7 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.51%) Cosmos DB
14 5 (0.51%) Looker
Development Applications
1 74 (7.55%) JIRA
2 22 (2.24%) Selenium
3 11 (1.12%) Cucumber
4 10 (1.02%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.82%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (0.71%) SpecFlow
7 6 (0.61%) WebDriver
8 5 (0.51%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.41%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.31%) JMeter
10 3 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.31%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.20%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.20%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.20%) Hudson
11 2 (0.20%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.20%) MSI
11 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 368 (37.55%) Finance
2 113 (11.53%) Banking
3 51 (5.20%) Retail
4 41 (4.18%) Front Office
5 40 (4.08%) Law
6 38 (3.88%) Legal
7 26 (2.65%) Advertising
8 25 (2.55%) Marketing
9 22 (2.24%) Back Office
10 18 (1.84%) Retail Banking
11 15 (1.53%) Investment Banking
12 13 (1.33%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.92%) Telecoms
14 7 (0.71%) Billing
14 7 (0.71%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.41%) French Language
15 4 (0.41%) German Language
16 3 (0.31%) Games
16 3 (0.31%) International Banking
16 3 (0.31%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.35%) XML
2 22 (2.24%) Web Services
3 21 (2.14%) .NET
4 18 (1.84%) HTML
5 17 (1.73%) Middleware
6 12 (1.22%) REST
7 7 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 7 (0.71%) JSON
8 6 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (0.61%) RESTful
8 6 (0.61%) Spring
9 5 (0.51%) jQuery
9 5 (0.51%) WCF
10 4 (0.41%) SOAP
10 4 (0.41%) XSLT
11 3 (0.31%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.31%) CSS
12 2 (0.20%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.20%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.20%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 110 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.39%) User Experience
3 42 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 38 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (1.94%) Data Centre
7 17 (1.73%) Tandem
8 16 (1.63%) Fixed Income
9 13 (1.33%) Equities
10 11 (1.12%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.12%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (1.02%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.82%) iPad
12 8 (0.82%) iPhone
12 8 (0.82%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.82%) NHS
12 8 (0.82%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 140 (14.29%) Windows
2 53 (5.41%) Windows 10
3 38 (3.88%) Windows 7
4 29 (2.96%) Linux
5 26 (2.65%) Unix
6 24 (2.45%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.43%) Android
8 13 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.10%) AIX
13 1 (0.10%) Solaris
13 1 (0.10%) VMS
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (15.92%) Business Analysis
3 134 (13.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 94 (9.59%) User Stories
5 90 (9.18%) Data Analysis
5 90 (9.18%) ITIL
6 81 (8.27%) Migration
7 79 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
8 73 (7.45%) Analytics
9 65 (6.63%) Information Security
10 62 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
10 62 (6.33%) CRM
11 61 (6.22%) SDLC
12 59 (6.02%) Project Management
13 55 (5.61%) Asset Management
13 55 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 54 (5.51%) Change Management
15 51 (5.20%) Scrum
16 44 (4.49%) Acceptance Criteria
17 42 (4.29%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 158 (16.12%) SQL
2 43 (4.39%) Python
3 37 (3.78%) JavaScript
4 30 (3.06%) Java
5 23 (2.35%) C#
6 18 (1.84%) PowerShell
7 15 (1.53%) C++
8 9 (0.92%) Perl
9 8 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.82%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.71%) VB
10 7 (0.71%) VBA
11 6 (0.61%) R
12 5 (0.51%) C
12 5 (0.51%) Ruby
13 4 (0.41%) Go
14 3 (0.31%) AWK
14 3 (0.31%) C-shell
14 3 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.31%) Korn
Qualifications
1 65 (6.63%) Degree
2 41 (4.18%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.35%) CISSP
3 23 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (1.53%) CISM
6 14 (1.43%) ISEB
7 12 (1.22%) CISA
8 9 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.71%) HND
10 7 (0.71%) IIBA
10 7 (0.71%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.61%) CBAP
11 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.51%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.41%) CCNA
13 4 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.00%) QA
2 26 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.94%) PMO
4 17 (1.73%) SLA
5 11 (1.12%) MiFID
6 10 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.02%) PSD2
6 10 (1.02%) Solvency II
7 9 (0.92%) GDPR
8 6 (0.61%) IFRS
9 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.41%) EMIR
10 4 (0.41%) SEPA
11 2 (0.20%) Basel III
11 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.10%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.10%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 101 (10.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.61%) vSphere
5 4 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.41%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.20%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.20%) XenApp
8 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.10%) Docker
8 1 (0.10%) IAG
8 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.10%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 29 (2.96%) SCCM
2 6 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.41%) Puppet
4 3 (0.31%) Ansible
4 3 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (0.20%) Kibana
5 2 (0.20%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.20%) Nessus
5 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.20%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.20%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.20%) SafeCom
5 2 (0.20%) SCSM
5 2 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.10%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.10%) QRadar
6 1 (0.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 158 (16.12%) Microsoft
2 37 (3.78%) Oracle
3 35 (3.57%) Google
4 32 (3.27%) Tableau
5 25 (2.55%) ServiceNow
6 22 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (1.84%) Citrix
8 17 (1.73%) Cisco
8 17 (1.73%) Sony
9 16 (1.63%) SAP
10 15 (1.53%) VMware
11 14 (1.43%) iManage
12 12 (1.22%) Adobe
13 10 (1.02%) Bloomberg
14 8 (0.82%) Reuters
15 7 (0.71%) Ivanti
15 7 (0.71%) NetApp
16 6 (0.61%) Apple
16 6 (0.61%) Atlassian
16 6 (0.61%) HP