Period
to 22 March 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 22 March 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1,062 1,313 1,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.89% 14.34% 16.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.55% 15.13% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 973 876
Central London median daily rate £425 £438 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +1.74% -4.44%
10th Percentile £175 £225 £213
90th Percentile £588 £625 £600
London median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 16
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £20.00 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.23% -3.43% +9.00%
10th Percentile £12.61 £10.80 £14.63
90th Percentile £23.30 £70.22 £39.38
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.33
% change year-on-year - +9.11% +20.20%

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 8,464 8,679 6,870
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.78% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,415 6,767 5,322
Central London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 131 73
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £12.86 £11.25 £12.40
90th Percentile £41.25 £46.39 £39.75
London median hourly rate £21.76 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.21% -4.44% +18.23%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 -2 840 £426 -5.28% 202
West End of London -4 60 £400 +6.67% 1
City of Westminster -12 23 £450 +44.00%
Southwark -29 10 £278 -34.71%
Kensington and Chelsea 0 1 £400 +63.27%
Camden -10 1 £540 +53.96%
Analyst
London

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

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 423 (39.83%) Finance
2 264 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (17.23%) Microsoft
4 177 (16.67%) Windows
5 176 (16.57%) SQL
6 162 (15.25%) Business Analysis
7 148 (13.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 147 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
9 142 (13.37%) Banking
10 121 (11.39%) Microsoft Excel
10 121 (11.39%) Active Directory
11 120 (11.30%) Data Analysis
12 117 (11.02%) ITIL
13 109 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
14 93 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
15 91 (8.57%) Asset Management
16 86 (8.10%) User Stories
17 82 (7.72%) Analytics
18 80 (7.53%) Windows 10
19 73 (6.87%) SQL Server
20 70 (6.59%) Project Management
21 67 (6.31%) Office 365
22 66 (6.21%) Windows 7
23 63 (5.93%) Migration
24 62 (5.84%) Scrum
24 62 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
25 61 (5.74%) Test Automation
25 61 (5.74%) Degree
25 61 (5.74%) JIRA
26 55 (5.18%) CRM

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 33 (3.11%) Confluence
2 30 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 26 (2.45%) CMS
4 25 (2.35%) MS Exchange
5 18 (1.69%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.51%) SAS
7 14 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 10 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.28%) Apache
11 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.28%) WordPress
12 2 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.19%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.19%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.19%) nginx
12 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 121 (11.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 109 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (3.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.094%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.094%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.094%) Revit
7 1 (0.094%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.094%) SPSS
7 1 (0.094%) Stata
7 1 (0.094%) Weka
Business Applications
1 29 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (0.56%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.47%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.28%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.19%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 67 (6.31%) Office 365
2 38 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
4 21 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (1.51%) Google Analytics
6 12 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
8 8 (0.75%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.56%) Azure Functions
9 6 (0.56%) GitHub
9 6 (0.56%) Serverless
10 5 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.47%) Google Tag Manager
10 5 (0.47%) PaaS
10 5 (0.47%) SaaS
11 4 (0.38%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 4 (0.38%) Trello
12 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.73%) LAN
2 27 (2.54%) Firewall
3 25 (2.35%) WAN
4 22 (2.07%) DNS
5 21 (1.98%) Skype
6 20 (1.88%) DHCP
6 20 (1.88%) Internet
7 19 (1.79%) VPN
8 16 (1.51%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.13%) VoIP
10 9 (0.85%) Network Security
10 9 (0.85%) Wireless
11 6 (0.56%) Intranet
11 6 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.47%) HTTP
13 4 (0.38%) PuTTY
13 4 (0.38%) SSL
14 3 (0.28%) Broadband
14 3 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.28%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (2.73%) Power BI
4 25 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.41%) MySQL
8 13 (1.22%) MS Access
9 11 (1.04%) BigQuery
9 11 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.75%) Big Data
11 8 (0.75%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.66%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.66%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 61 (5.74%) JIRA
2 24 (2.26%) Selenium
3 15 (1.41%) Cucumber
3 15 (1.41%) JMeter
3 15 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (1.32%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (0.66%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.66%) SpecFlow
7 7 (0.66%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.56%) HP UFT
8 6 (0.56%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.28%) Mocha
9 3 (0.28%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.19%) GoCD
10 2 (0.19%) Hudson
10 2 (0.19%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.19%) NUnit
11 1 (0.094%) Appium
General
1 423 (39.83%) Finance
2 142 (13.37%) Banking
3 55 (5.18%) Retail
4 44 (4.14%) Front Office
4 44 (4.14%) Legal
5 42 (3.95%) Marketing
6 40 (3.77%) Law
7 22 (2.07%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.69%) Back Office
9 15 (1.41%) Advertising
9 15 (1.41%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.32%) Billing
11 12 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.13%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.66%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.38%) International Banking
14 3 (0.28%) Games
14 3 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.35%) .NET
2 23 (2.17%) HTML
3 22 (2.07%) RESTful
4 21 (1.98%) Web Services
4 21 (1.98%) XML
5 13 (1.22%) CSS
6 12 (1.13%) HTML5
7 10 (0.94%) JSON
8 9 (0.85%) Redux
9 8 (0.75%) REST
10 6 (0.56%) AngularJS
10 6 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (0.56%) SOAP
11 5 (0.47%) .NET Core
11 5 (0.47%) Kafka
11 5 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (0.47%) React
12 4 (0.38%) jQuery
12 4 (0.38%) Spring
13 3 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 147 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.18%) Management Information System
3 46 (4.33%) Fixed Income
4 34 (3.20%) Tandem
5 29 (2.73%) iPhone
5 29 (2.73%) User Experience
6 26 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (2.17%) Equities
8 20 (1.88%) Derivative
8 20 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
9 19 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (1.51%) Blackberry
12 15 (1.41%) Data Centre
12 15 (1.41%) Reinsurance
13 14 (1.32%) Fintech
13 14 (1.32%) iPad
14 13 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (1.13%) Data Structures
16 11 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 177 (16.67%) Windows
2 80 (7.53%) Windows 10
3 66 (6.21%) Windows 7
4 30 (2.82%) Android
5 29 (2.73%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.79%) Linux
7 18 (1.69%) Unix
8 15 (1.41%) Windows 8
9 14 (1.32%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (0.75%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.19%) NetWare
16 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (15.25%) Business Analysis
3 148 (13.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 120 (11.30%) Data Analysis
5 117 (11.02%) ITIL
6 93 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
7 91 (8.57%) Asset Management
8 86 (8.10%) User Stories
9 82 (7.72%) Analytics
10 70 (6.59%) Project Management
11 63 (5.93%) Migration
12 62 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
12 62 (5.84%) Scrum
13 61 (5.74%) Test Automation
14 55 (5.18%) CRM
15 53 (4.99%) SDLC
16 51 (4.80%) Test Scripting
17 48 (4.52%) Information Security
18 46 (4.33%) Service Management
19 44 (4.14%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (16.57%) SQL
2 43 (4.05%) Python
3 36 (3.39%) VBA
4 34 (3.20%) Java
5 33 (3.11%) C#
5 33 (3.11%) JavaScript
6 19 (1.79%) R
7 17 (1.60%) C++
8 16 (1.51%) PowerShell
9 9 (0.85%) C
9 9 (0.85%) Java 8
9 9 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.66%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.66%) Perl
11 5 (0.47%) VB
12 4 (0.38%) Go
12 4 (0.38%) Ruby
13 3 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (0.28%) PHP
13 3 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (5.74%) Degree
2 44 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (1.60%) ISEB
6 14 (1.32%) CISSP
7 9 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.85%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.75%) CISM
9 7 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.56%) ACCA
10 6 (0.56%) CIMA
10 6 (0.56%) CISA
11 5 (0.47%) CCNA
11 5 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.38%) PhD
13 3 (0.28%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.52%) QA
2 23 (2.17%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.98%) PMO
4 20 (1.88%) SLA
5 14 (1.32%) SEPA
6 11 (1.04%) GDPR
7 10 (0.94%) MiFID
8 8 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.47%) EMIR
9 5 (0.47%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.38%) IFRS
11 2 (0.19%) Basel III
11 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.19%) PSD2
11 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.094%) COBIT
12 1 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.094%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.094%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 121 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.22%) XenDesktop
4 12 (1.13%) XenApp
5 8 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.66%) Docker
7 6 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.56%) vSphere
8 4 (0.38%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.28%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.19%) NFS
10 2 (0.19%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.094%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.094%) HDFS
11 1 (0.094%) IAG
11 1 (0.094%) Varnish
11 1 (0.094%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (2.64%) SCCM
2 13 (1.22%) vCenter Server
3 12 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.94%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.47%) Ansible
5 5 (0.47%) HP ALM
6 4 (0.38%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.28%) Puppet
8 2 (0.19%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.19%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.19%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.19%) SCSM
8 2 (0.19%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.094%) Automic
9 1 (0.094%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.094%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 183 (17.23%) Microsoft
2 51 (4.80%) Citrix
3 42 (3.95%) Oracle
4 38 (3.58%) VMware
5 34 (3.20%) Cisco
5 34 (3.20%) Google
6 30 (2.82%) Tableau
7 25 (2.35%) Adobe
7 25 (2.35%) SAP
7 25 (2.35%) ServiceNow
8 23 (2.17%) HP
9 22 (2.07%) iManage
10 21 (1.98%) Bloomberg
11 18 (1.69%) Apple
12 13 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.22%) Wyse
13 12 (1.13%) Reuters
14 9 (0.85%) Charles River
14 9 (0.85%) Sony
14 9 (0.85%) Workday