Period
to 22 October 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Analyst
London > Central London
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 12 7
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 325 887 1,161
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 15.88% 11.70% 12.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.23% 12.43% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 647 864
Median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £252 £202 £181
90th Percentile £590 £588 £575
London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 31
Median hourly rate £15.75 £19.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.23% -11.36% +23.25%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £22.85 £24.15 £25.50
London median hourly rate £34.53 £20.95 £20.00
% change year-on-year +64.86% +4.73% +2.56%

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 1,886 7,138 8,685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.18% 94.14% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,353 5,563 6,735
Median daily rate £505 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% - -
10th Percentile £305 £313 £310
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 84 138
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.84% +8.29% +1.66%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.01 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.75 £49.26 £30.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% +13.16% -5.00%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Central London

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analyst in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Analyst in Central London

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in Central London over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in Central London

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analyst in Central London.

Hourly rate trend 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 October 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
City of London +7 290 £475 +5.56% 52
City of Westminster -3 5 £481 -1.43%
West End of London -8 5 £481 +3.72% 2
Southwark +30 1 - - 1
Analyst
London

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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.

1 130 (40.00%) Finance
2 78 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (19.69%) SQL
4 61 (18.77%) Business Analysis
5 47 (14.46%) Banking
6 45 (13.85%) Requirements Gathering
7 37 (11.38%) Microsoft
8 34 (10.46%) Data Analysis
8 34 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
9 32 (9.85%) Windows
10 31 (9.54%) Azure
11 30 (9.23%) Asset Management
12 29 (8.92%) Microsoft Excel
12 29 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (8.92%) Marketing
12 29 (8.92%) Degree
12 29 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (8.92%) Workshop Facilitation
13 28 (8.62%) User Stories
13 28 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (8.31%) Management Information System
14 27 (8.31%) Data Warehouse
14 27 (8.31%) Data Modelling
15 26 (8.00%) Migration
16 25 (7.69%) Python
17 24 (7.38%) MS Visio
17 24 (7.38%) Risk Management
17 24 (7.38%) Front Office
18 22 (6.77%) Change Management
18 22 (6.77%) Derivative

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 10 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.23%) CMS
2 4 (1.23%) Confluence
3 2 (0.62%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.31%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.31%) Documentum
4 1 (0.31%) Drupal
4 1 (0.31%) FileNet
4 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.31%) OnBase
4 1 (0.31%) SAS
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (8.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (7.38%) MS Visio
3 14 (4.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.31%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.31%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.62%) Markit EDM
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.62%) SAP CO
1 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (0.62%) Temenos T24
1 2 (0.62%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.31%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.31%) Maximo
2 1 (0.31%) OpenLink RightAngle
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.31%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.54%) Azure
2 19 (5.85%) Office 365
3 17 (5.23%) Power Platform
4 7 (2.15%) AWS
5 4 (1.23%) Power Automate
6 3 (0.92%) SaaS
7 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.62%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.62%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.31%) AdWords
8 1 (0.31%) GCP
8 1 (0.31%) IaaS
8 1 (0.31%) PaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Slack
8 1 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.31%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.69%) Firewall
2 7 (2.15%) VPN
3 5 (1.54%) LAN
3 5 (1.54%) WAN
4 2 (0.62%) Network Security
4 2 (0.62%) SAN
4 2 (0.62%) SSL
4 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.62%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.31%) DHCP
5 1 (0.31%) DNS
5 1 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.31%) HTTP
5 1 (0.31%) Internet
5 1 (0.31%) Intranet
5 1 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.31%) Skype
5 1 (0.31%) SSH
5 1 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.31%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (5.23%) Power BI
3 13 (4.00%) Data Lake
4 7 (2.15%) Data Mining
4 7 (2.15%) QlikView
4 7 (2.15%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.15%) Tableau
5 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.92%) BigQuery
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.92%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (0.92%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.62%) DB2
7 2 (0.62%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 11 (3.38%) JIRA
2 4 (1.23%) JMeter
3 2 (0.62%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.62%) Ranorex
3 2 (0.62%) Selenium
3 2 (0.62%) Toad
4 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.31%) GitLab
4 1 (0.31%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.31%) Hudson
4 1 (0.31%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.31%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.31%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 130 (40.00%) Finance
2 47 (14.46%) Banking
3 29 (8.92%) Marketing
4 24 (7.38%) Front Office
5 19 (5.85%) Investment Banking
5 19 (5.85%) Legal
6 16 (4.92%) Public Sector
7 14 (4.31%) Back Office
8 7 (2.15%) Retail
9 6 (1.85%) Advertising
9 6 (1.85%) International Banking
9 6 (1.85%) Publishing
10 3 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.62%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.62%) Law
11 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.31%) Billing
12 1 (0.31%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.31%) Local Government
12 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.15%) .NET
2 3 (0.92%) AngularJS
2 3 (0.92%) HTML
2 3 (0.92%) Web Services
2 3 (0.92%) XML
3 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.62%) CSS
3 2 (0.62%) EDI
3 2 (0.62%) FpML
3 2 (0.62%) J2EE
3 2 (0.62%) JSON
3 2 (0.62%) REST
3 2 (0.62%) YAML
4 1 (0.31%) COM
4 1 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.31%) Java EE
4 1 (0.31%) jQuery
4 1 (0.31%) SOAP
4 1 (0.31%) Struts
4 1 (0.31%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (8.31%) Management Information System
3 22 (6.77%) Derivative
4 14 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (3.69%) Social Media
6 9 (2.77%) Fixed Income
7 8 (2.46%) Energy Derivatives
7 8 (2.46%) Market Risk
8 5 (1.54%) User Experience
9 4 (1.23%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.23%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (0.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 3 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.92%) iSeries
10 3 (0.92%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.92%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.92%) Smart City
10 3 (0.92%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.85%) Windows
2 16 (4.92%) Windows 10
3 14 (4.31%) Linux
4 12 (3.69%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.77%) Unix
6 7 (2.15%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.92%) Solaris
7 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.92%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.31%) Android
9 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (18.77%) Business Analysis
3 45 (13.85%) Requirements Gathering
4 34 (10.46%) Data Analysis
5 30 (9.23%) Asset Management
6 29 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (8.92%) Workshop Facilitation
7 28 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (8.62%) User Stories
8 27 (8.31%) Data Modelling
9 26 (8.00%) Migration
10 24 (7.38%) Risk Management
11 22 (6.77%) Analytics
11 22 (6.77%) Change Management
12 21 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (6.15%) Insurtech
13 20 (6.15%) Target Operating Model
14 17 (5.23%) Backlog Management
15 16 (4.92%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 64 (19.69%) SQL
2 25 (7.69%) Python
3 13 (4.00%) C++
4 11 (3.38%) C#
5 10 (3.08%) Java
6 6 (1.85%) C
6 6 (1.85%) VBA
7 5 (1.54%) R
8 3 (0.92%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.92%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.62%) Haskell
9 2 (0.62%) Perl
9 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.31%) Korn
10 1 (0.31%) PHP
10 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (8.92%) Degree
2 22 (6.77%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.85%) CIMA
7 5 (1.54%) CISM
7 5 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (1.23%) CFA
8 4 (1.23%) CISSP
9 3 (0.92%) ACCA
9 3 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.92%) ISEB
9 3 (0.92%) MCSE
9 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.62%) CCSP
10 2 (0.62%) GCIA
10 2 (0.62%) GCIH
10 2 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.00%) QA
2 11 (3.38%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.92%) GDPR
3 3 (0.92%) NIST
4 2 (0.62%) COBIT
4 2 (0.62%) COREP
4 2 (0.62%) IFRS
4 2 (0.62%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) EMIR
5 1 (0.31%) MiFID
5 1 (0.31%) RMADS
5 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (1.85%) SCCM
2 2 (0.62%) CSIRT
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.31%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.31%) SCOM
3 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (11.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.77%) Oracle
3 8 (2.46%) VMware
4 7 (2.15%) Cisco
4 7 (2.15%) Murex
4 7 (2.15%) SAP
5 4 (1.23%) Bloomberg
5 4 (1.23%) Citrix
5 4 (1.23%) HP
5 4 (1.23%) Palo Alto
5 4 (1.23%) SolarWinds
6 3 (0.92%) Apple
6 3 (0.92%) Dell
6 3 (0.92%) EMC
6 3 (0.92%) Google
6 3 (0.92%) Refinitiv
6 3 (0.92%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.62%) Informatica
7 2 (0.62%) NetApp
7 2 (0.62%) OpenText