Period
to 26 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 10 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 542 972 1,285
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 14.08% 11.56% 13.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.02% 12.28% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 704 950
Median daily rate £450 £438 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -1.13% +4.12%
10th Percentile £188 £191 £213
90th Percentile £575 £593 £615
London median daily rate £445 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 25
Median hourly rate £15.98 £18.21 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.22% -4.18% +20.10%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £34.00 £32.75 £64.72
London median hourly rate £20.79 £20.63 £20.52
% change year-on-year +0.78% +0.51% +11.95%

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 3,609 7,918 8,738
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.76% 94.18% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,592 6,018 6,782
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £669 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 84 142
Median hourly rate £32.53 £20.82 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.20% +10.46% +11.44%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.90 £12.05
90th Percentile £51.65 £54.29 £38.73
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.70
% change year-on-year +62.79% -0.92% -3.56%

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 26 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst in Central London over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 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 +5 469 £450 - 33
City of Westminster +9 7 £381 -15.28%
West End of London -7 6 £419 +4.69%
Camden +7 3 £413 -23.61%
Kensington and Chelsea +1 2 £336 +72.26%
Southwark +44 1 £475 +22.58%
Lambeth - 1 £175 -
Analyst
London

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 169 (31.18%) Finance
2 131 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (22.88%) SQL
4 75 (13.84%) Microsoft
5 65 (11.99%) Business Intelligence
5 65 (11.99%) Windows
5 65 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (11.25%) Microsoft Excel
6 61 (11.25%) Business Analysis
7 58 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
8 53 (9.78%) Banking
9 52 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 51 (9.41%) Requirements Gathering
11 49 (9.04%) Active Directory
12 46 (8.49%) Analytics
13 44 (8.12%) ITIL
13 44 (8.12%) User Acceptance Testing
14 43 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
15 38 (7.01%) Data Analysis
16 37 (6.83%) QA
17 35 (6.46%) Security Cleared
17 35 (6.46%) Migration
17 35 (6.46%) SQL Server
17 35 (6.46%) Data Modelling
18 34 (6.27%) Validation
19 33 (6.09%) Degree
20 32 (5.90%) JIRA
20 32 (5.90%) Azure
21 31 (5.72%) SDLC
21 31 (5.72%) 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 15 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.58%) Confluence
3 7 (1.29%) SAS
4 4 (0.74%) CMS
4 4 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.55%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.18%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.18%) Apache
6 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.18%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.18%) Documentum
6 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.18%) FileNet
6 1 (0.18%) IIS
6 1 (0.18%) OnBase
6 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (11.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.66%) Misys Midas
2 7 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.74%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.55%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.37%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.37%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.37%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.37%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.37%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.37%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.37%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.37%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.18%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.90%) Azure
2 26 (4.80%) Power Platform
3 25 (4.61%) Office 365
4 13 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (1.48%) AWS
6 4 (0.74%) GitHub
6 4 (0.74%) SaaS
7 3 (0.55%) BlazeMeter
7 3 (0.55%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.37%) G Suite
8 2 (0.37%) GCP
8 2 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.37%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.37%) Power Automate
8 2 (0.37%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.18%) Google Sheets
9 1 (0.18%) PaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.03%) Firewall
2 6 (1.11%) LAN
3 5 (0.92%) VPN
4 4 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.74%) VoIP
4 4 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.55%) DNS
5 3 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.55%) Skype
5 3 (0.55%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.55%) WAN
6 2 (0.37%) DHCP
6 2 (0.37%) Internet
6 2 (0.37%) SAN
6 2 (0.37%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.18%) FTP
7 1 (0.18%) HTTP
7 1 (0.18%) Intranet
7 1 (0.18%) Network Security
7 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (4.80%) Power BI
4 23 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (3.32%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.21%) Data Mining
7 11 (2.03%) Big Data
7 11 (2.03%) QlikView
8 10 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.92%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.92%) MySQL
11 4 (0.74%) DB2
11 4 (0.74%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.37%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (5.90%) JIRA
2 8 (1.48%) Postman
3 7 (1.29%) Eclipse
3 7 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (1.29%) Selenium
3 7 (1.29%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.92%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.92%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.92%) LoadRunner
4 5 (0.92%) Subversion
5 4 (0.74%) JMeter
5 4 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.55%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.37%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.18%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.18%) Katalon Studio
8 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
General
1 169 (31.18%) Finance
2 53 (9.78%) Banking
3 30 (5.54%) Public Sector
4 18 (3.32%) Front Office
5 17 (3.14%) Marketing
6 16 (2.95%) Legal
6 16 (2.95%) Retail
7 13 (2.40%) Back Office
8 11 (2.03%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.48%) Law
10 7 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 6 (1.11%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.11%) General Ledger
11 6 (1.11%) Publishing
12 5 (0.92%) Advertising
12 5 (0.92%) Local Government
13 4 (0.74%) International Banking
13 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.55%) Electronics
14 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.77%) .NET
2 12 (2.21%) XML
3 11 (2.03%) EDI
4 6 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (1.11%) Web Services
5 4 (0.74%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.74%) REST
5 4 (0.74%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.74%) WCF
5 4 (0.74%) WPF
6 3 (0.55%) .NET Core
6 3 (0.55%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.55%) CSS
6 3 (0.55%) Gherkin
6 3 (0.55%) HTML
6 3 (0.55%) LDAP
6 3 (0.55%) WinForms
7 2 (0.37%) ADO
7 2 (0.37%) J2EE
7 2 (0.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.95%) User Experience
4 13 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.21%) NHS
6 10 (1.85%) Derivative
7 9 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.48%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.48%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.29%) Market Risk
9 7 (1.29%) Reinsurance
10 6 (1.11%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.92%) Equities
11 5 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (0.92%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (11.99%) Windows
2 27 (4.98%) Windows 10
3 16 (2.95%) Apple iOS
4 15 (2.77%) Linux
5 13 (2.40%) Windows 7
5 13 (2.40%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.11%) Unix
6 6 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.92%) Android
8 4 (0.74%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (11.99%) Business Intelligence
3 61 (11.25%) Business Analysis
4 58 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
5 52 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 51 (9.41%) Requirements Gathering
7 46 (8.49%) Analytics
8 44 (8.12%) ITIL
8 44 (8.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 38 (7.01%) Data Analysis
10 35 (6.46%) Data Modelling
10 35 (6.46%) Migration
11 34 (6.27%) Validation
12 31 (5.72%) Change Management
12 31 (5.72%) SDLC
13 30 (5.54%) Project Management
13 30 (5.54%) User Stories
14 26 (4.80%) ETL
15 24 (4.43%) Asset Management
16 22 (4.06%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 124 (22.88%) SQL
2 25 (4.61%) Python
3 17 (3.14%) C#
4 14 (2.58%) R
5 12 (2.21%) Java
6 11 (2.03%) C++
7 8 (1.48%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.29%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.11%) VBA
10 5 (0.92%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.55%) C
12 3 (0.55%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.55%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.37%) Perl
13 2 (0.37%) Ruby
13 2 (0.37%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.37%) XPath
14 1 (0.18%) BeanShell
14 1 (0.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 35 (6.46%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.09%) Degree
3 24 (4.43%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (2.40%) ISEB
5 12 (2.21%) CISSP
6 5 (0.92%) A+ Certification
6 5 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.74%) ACCA
7 4 (0.74%) CIMA
7 4 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.55%) CBAP
8 3 (0.55%) IIBA
8 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.37%) AAT
9 2 (0.37%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.83%) QA
2 18 (3.32%) Solvency II
3 15 (2.77%) Data Quality
3 15 (2.77%) GDPR
4 11 (2.03%) IFRS
5 10 (1.85%) SLA
6 8 (1.48%) PMO
7 6 (1.11%) NIST
8 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.74%) NCSC
10 3 (0.55%) EMIR
10 3 (0.55%) MiFID
11 2 (0.37%) COBIT
11 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 1 (0.18%) SEPA
12 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 49 (9.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.37%) Docker
4 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.37%) XenApp
5 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (2.58%) SCCM
2 3 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.37%) CSIRT
3 2 (0.37%) EnCase
3 2 (0.37%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.18%) FTK
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.18%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) SCOM
4 1 (0.18%) vMotion
4 1 (0.18%) vRealize
4 1 (0.18%) WMI
4 1 (0.18%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 75 (13.84%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.24%) Oracle
3 17 (3.14%) SAP
3 17 (3.14%) Tableau
4 13 (2.40%) ServiceNow
5 10 (1.85%) HP
5 10 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.48%) OpenText
7 7 (1.29%) Apple
7 7 (1.29%) Remedy
7 7 (1.29%) VMware
8 6 (1.11%) Aderant
8 6 (1.11%) Cisco
8 6 (1.11%) Citrix
8 6 (1.11%) Google
8 6 (1.11%) Splunk
9 5 (0.92%) RightFax
9 5 (0.92%) Teradata
10 4 (0.74%) Dell
10 4 (0.74%) Qualys