Period
to 5 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 5 December 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 669 908 1,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.64% 12.68% 16.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.47% 13.30% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 680 910
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £225 £163 £250
90th Percentile £606 £575 £638
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 24
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +14.71% -12.64%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £25.46 £25.50 £25.83
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +2.50% -1.23% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,363 6,829 6,801
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.29% 95.38% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,192 5,409 5,389
City of London median daily rate £511 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.20% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 112 91
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.29% +3.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.95 £27.30 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.67 £18.70 £18.40
% change year-on-year +10.51% +1.63% +6.67%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the City of London

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in the City of London

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in the City of London

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in the City of London

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the City of London

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 5 December 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
London Bridge +38 8 £450 +5.88%
Moorgate +2 4 - -
Analyst
Central London

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 City of London region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 251 (37.52%) Finance
2 162 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (19.13%) SQL
4 107 (15.99%) Microsoft
5 96 (14.35%) Business Analysis
6 95 (14.20%) Banking
7 79 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
8 77 (11.51%) Microsoft Excel
9 74 (11.06%) Windows
10 63 (9.42%) User Stories
10 63 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
11 62 (9.27%) Microsoft Office
12 61 (9.12%) Data Analysis
13 59 (8.82%) Migration
13 59 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 53 (7.92%) User Acceptance Testing
15 51 (7.62%) Analytics
16 50 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
17 48 (7.17%) Active Directory
18 47 (7.03%) Degree
19 46 (6.88%) JIRA
19 46 (6.88%) Python
20 42 (6.28%) Scrum
21 41 (6.13%) SQL Server
22 39 (5.83%) ITIL
22 39 (5.83%) Project Management
23 38 (5.68%) SDLC
24 37 (5.53%) Office 365
24 37 (5.53%) Azure
25 35 (5.23%) CRM

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.84%) Confluence
3 14 (2.09%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.09%) SAS
4 7 (1.05%) IIS
5 4 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (0.60%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.45%) CMS
7 2 (0.30%) Camunda
7 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.15%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 77 (11.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (9.27%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (4.33%) MS Visio
4 26 (3.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.75%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.30%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 21 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.60%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle FAH
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.30%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.30%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.30%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.53%) Azure
1 37 (5.53%) Office 365
2 25 (3.74%) Power Platform
3 14 (2.09%) AWS
4 12 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (1.20%) SaaS
6 6 (0.90%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.75%) GCP
8 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Flow
8 3 (0.45%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.45%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.30%) GitHub
9 2 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.30%) PaaS
9 2 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.39%) Firewall
2 12 (1.79%) LAN
3 11 (1.64%) WAN
4 8 (1.20%) Network Security
5 7 (1.05%) Internet
5 7 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (1.05%) Skype
6 5 (0.75%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.60%) DNS
7 4 (0.60%) FTP
7 4 (0.60%) MPLS
7 4 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (0.60%) VLAN
7 4 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.45%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.45%) VPN
9 2 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.30%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.30%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (3.74%) Power BI
4 19 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.39%) Big Data
6 15 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.09%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.35%) MS Access
9 9 (1.35%) QlikView
10 7 (1.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.90%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.60%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.60%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.60%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (6.88%) JIRA
2 15 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.64%) Selenium
4 7 (1.05%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.90%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.75%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.75%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.60%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.45%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.45%) Ranorex
9 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.30%) JMeter
9 2 (0.30%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.15%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.15%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.15%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 251 (37.52%) Finance
2 95 (14.20%) Banking
3 34 (5.08%) Public Sector
4 29 (4.33%) Front Office
4 29 (4.33%) Legal
5 21 (3.14%) Law
6 20 (2.99%) Retail
7 18 (2.69%) Investment Banking
8 16 (2.39%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.64%) Advertising
9 11 (1.64%) Marketing
10 10 (1.49%) Back Office
11 9 (1.35%) General Ledger
12 7 (1.05%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.90%) Publishing
14 4 (0.60%) International Banking
14 4 (0.60%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.45%) German Language
16 2 (0.30%) French Language
16 2 (0.30%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.14%) XML
2 17 (2.54%) .NET
3 16 (2.39%) Web Services
4 8 (1.20%) .NET Framework
4 8 (1.20%) HTML
5 7 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (0.90%) JSON
6 6 (0.90%) Middleware
7 5 (0.75%) REST
7 5 (0.75%) WCF
7 5 (0.75%) XSLT
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.60%) RESTful
9 3 (0.45%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.30%) EDI
10 2 (0.30%) MDX
10 2 (0.30%) React
10 2 (0.30%) SOAP
11 1 (0.15%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 79 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.63%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (2.84%) Equities
4 19 (2.84%) Fixed Income
5 15 (2.24%) User Experience
6 13 (1.94%) Credit Risk
6 13 (1.94%) Derivative
7 11 (1.64%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (1.20%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.05%) iPhone
10 7 (1.05%) Market Risk
10 7 (1.05%) Reinsurance
10 7 (1.05%) Tandem
11 6 (0.90%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.90%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.06%) Windows
2 25 (3.74%) Windows 10
3 24 (3.59%) Unix
4 23 (3.44%) Linux
5 18 (2.69%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.75%) Android
7 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.30%) AIX
10 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.30%) Solaris
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.30%) zOS
11 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (14.35%) Business Analysis
3 63 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
3 63 (9.42%) User Stories
4 61 (9.12%) Data Analysis
5 59 (8.82%) Migration
5 59 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 53 (7.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 51 (7.62%) Analytics
8 50 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
9 42 (6.28%) Scrum
10 39 (5.83%) ITIL
10 39 (5.83%) Project Management
11 38 (5.68%) SDLC
12 35 (5.23%) CRM
12 35 (5.23%) ETL
13 30 (4.48%) Waterfall
14 27 (4.04%) Asset Management
15 24 (3.59%) Decision-Making
15 24 (3.59%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 128 (19.13%) SQL
2 46 (6.88%) Python
3 17 (2.54%) Java
3 17 (2.54%) R
4 16 (2.39%) JavaScript
4 16 (2.39%) PowerShell
5 15 (2.24%) C#
6 10 (1.49%) C++
6 10 (1.49%) VBA
7 8 (1.20%) T-SQL
8 6 (0.90%) C
9 5 (0.75%) Perl
9 5 (0.75%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (0.60%) Scala
10 4 (0.60%) VB
11 3 (0.45%) AWK
11 3 (0.45%) C-shell
12 2 (0.30%) Korn
12 2 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (7.03%) Degree
2 29 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.20%) CISSP
4 8 (1.20%) HND
4 8 (1.20%) ISEB
4 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.60%) CBAP
6 4 (0.60%) CCNA
6 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.60%) CISM
6 4 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.60%) IIBA
6 4 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (0.60%) MCSE
7 3 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.63%) QA
2 26 (3.89%) Data Quality
3 17 (2.54%) SLA
4 11 (1.64%) PMO
5 10 (1.49%) MiFID
6 8 (1.20%) GDPR
7 5 (0.75%) EMIR
8 4 (0.60%) IFRS
8 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.60%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.45%) COBIT
9 3 (0.45%) NIST
9 3 (0.45%) PSD2
10 2 (0.30%) Basel III
10 2 (0.30%) COREP
10 2 (0.30%) FINREP
10 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.15%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 48 (7.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.05%) XenApp
3 5 (0.75%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.45%) Docker
4 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.15%) vSphere
5 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (2.99%) SCCM
2 8 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.30%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.30%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.30%) Nessus
5 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.15%) CASB
6 1 (0.15%) EnCase
6 1 (0.15%) Matomo
6 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.15%) Nmap
6 1 (0.15%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.15%) Puppet
6 1 (0.15%) SELinux
6 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 107 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.08%) Oracle
3 19 (2.84%) Tableau
4 17 (2.54%) Citrix
5 13 (1.94%) Google
6 12 (1.79%) SAP
7 9 (1.35%) Cisco
8 8 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.20%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.05%) Cognos
9 7 (1.05%) iManage
9 7 (1.05%) Murex
10 5 (0.75%) IBM
10 5 (0.75%) Nintex
10 5 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.75%) Splunk
10 5 (0.75%) VMware
11 4 (0.60%) Apple
11 4 (0.60%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.60%) TIBCO