Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 895 1,198 1,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.54% 16.78% 17.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.16% 17.72% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 916 895
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £160 £250 £236
90th Percentile £575 £638 £609
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 15
City of London median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.35% -22.19% +2.15%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.58 £12.75
90th Percentile £25.50 £25.85 £39.50
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.85 £18.00
% change year-on-year +12.04% -0.83% -

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 6,800 6,760 6,228
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.66% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,378 5,363 4,938
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 91 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.58
90th Percentile £25.70 £30.75 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.19% -4.40%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 -51 3 £425 +21.43%
Moorgate -20 1 £500 -
Analyst
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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.

1 358 (40.00%) Finance
2 204 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (19.33%) Microsoft
4 167 (18.66%) Windows
5 164 (18.32%) SQL
6 147 (16.42%) Business Analysis
7 133 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 128 (14.30%) Analytical Skills
9 121 (13.52%) Banking
10 103 (11.51%) Data Analysis
11 95 (10.61%) Microsoft Excel
12 93 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
13 90 (10.06%) ITIL
14 88 (9.83%) Asset Management
15 85 (9.50%) Microsoft Office
16 78 (8.72%) Active Directory
17 77 (8.60%) SQL Server
18 73 (8.16%) Windows 10
19 66 (7.37%) Windows 7
20 64 (7.15%) Degree
21 63 (7.04%) Migration
22 62 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
22 62 (6.93%) Analytics
23 60 (6.70%) Test Automation
24 58 (6.48%) Citrix
25 55 (6.15%) Project Management
25 55 (6.15%) Office 365
26 49 (5.47%) User Stories
26 49 (5.47%) Scrum
27 47 (5.25%) Fixed Income

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 29 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.57%) SAS
3 21 (2.35%) Confluence
4 20 (2.23%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.90%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (1.23%) CMS
8 10 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.34%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.22%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.22%) Apache
11 2 (0.22%) Documentum
11 2 (0.22%) Drupal
11 2 (0.22%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.22%) OnBase
11 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 95 (10.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (9.50%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.01%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.78%) Actimize
4 7 (0.78%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.56%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.45%) Eikon
6 4 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.34%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.34%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.34%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.22%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.22%) Summit
8 2 (0.22%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.15%) Office 365
2 21 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
3 11 (1.23%) Google Analytics
4 8 (0.89%) Mimecast
5 7 (0.78%) GitHub
6 4 (0.45%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (0.34%) Apple Pay
7 3 (0.34%) G Suite
7 3 (0.34%) PaaS
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.22%) Slack
8 2 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.22%) Tricentis Tosca
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.02%) Skype
2 20 (2.23%) Internet
3 16 (1.79%) DHCP
3 16 (1.79%) DNS
4 14 (1.56%) LAN
4 14 (1.56%) WAN
5 13 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
5 13 (1.45%) Firewall
5 13 (1.45%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.12%) VoIP
6 10 (1.12%) VPN
6 10 (1.12%) WebEx
7 8 (0.89%) Wireless
8 7 (0.78%) Intranet
9 6 (0.67%) Telepresence
10 5 (0.56%) ADSL
11 4 (0.45%) PuTTY
11 4 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.34%) HTTP
12 3 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (2.35%) Power BI
5 20 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.45%) MySQL
7 11 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.12%) Big Data
8 10 (1.12%) MS Access
9 9 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.89%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.56%) CouchDB
12 5 (0.56%) Redis
12 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.45%) BigQuery
13 4 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 46 (5.14%) JIRA
2 22 (2.46%) Selenium
3 17 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 12 (1.34%) JMeter
5 12 (1.34%) SpecFlow
6 10 (1.12%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.01%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.78%) JIRA Agile
9 5 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.56%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.45%) FitNesse
10 4 (0.45%) Moq
10 4 (0.45%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.34%) Mocha
11 3 (0.34%) Mockito
11 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 2 (0.22%) AdminStudio
12 2 (0.22%) Axure RP
General
1 358 (40.00%) Finance
2 121 (13.52%) Banking
3 47 (5.25%) Front Office
4 45 (5.03%) Legal
5 38 (4.25%) Retail
6 35 (3.91%) Law
7 28 (3.13%) Back Office
8 24 (2.68%) Investment Banking
9 20 (2.23%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.34%) Marketing
11 10 (1.12%) Billing
12 9 (1.01%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.89%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.67%) Advertising
14 6 (0.67%) French Language
14 6 (0.67%) Publishing
14 6 (0.67%) Telecoms
15 5 (0.56%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.34%) International Banking
16 3 (0.34%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.13%) .NET
2 24 (2.68%) RESTful
3 16 (1.79%) XML
4 15 (1.68%) HTML
5 9 (1.01%) Web Services
6 8 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (0.89%) Redux
7 7 (0.78%) HTML5
7 7 (0.78%) Middleware
8 6 (0.67%) React
8 6 (0.67%) SOAP
9 5 (0.56%) .NET Core
9 5 (0.56%) CSS
9 5 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (0.56%) Kafka
9 5 (0.56%) WCF
9 5 (0.56%) WPF
10 4 (0.45%) Entity Framework
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 128 (14.30%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.25%) Fixed Income
3 41 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 37 (4.13%) iPhone
5 33 (3.69%) Equities
6 28 (3.13%) Tandem
6 28 (3.13%) User Experience
7 27 (3.02%) Video Conferencing
8 26 (2.91%) Derivative
9 22 (2.46%) Reinsurance
10 20 (2.23%) iPad
11 19 (2.12%) Blackberry
12 16 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 16 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
13 15 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (1.56%) Hedge funds
15 9 (1.01%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.89%) NHS
17 6 (0.67%) CMDB
17 6 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 167 (18.66%) Windows
2 73 (8.16%) Windows 10
3 66 (7.37%) Windows 7
4 30 (3.35%) Linux
4 30 (3.35%) Unix
5 22 (2.46%) Android
5 22 (2.46%) Windows 8
6 21 (2.35%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
8 9 (1.01%) Windows XP
9 8 (0.89%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.45%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.11%) CentOS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (16.42%) Business Analysis
3 133 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 103 (11.51%) Data Analysis
5 93 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
6 90 (10.06%) ITIL
7 88 (9.83%) Asset Management
8 63 (7.04%) Migration
9 62 (6.93%) Analytics
9 62 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
10 60 (6.70%) Test Automation
11 55 (6.15%) Project Management
12 49 (5.47%) Scrum
12 49 (5.47%) User Stories
13 45 (5.03%) Test Scripting
14 42 (4.69%) SDLC
15 41 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 40 (4.47%) Change Management
17 36 (4.02%) Information Security
17 36 (4.02%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (18.32%) SQL
2 39 (4.36%) C#
3 35 (3.91%) Python
4 33 (3.69%) Java
5 31 (3.46%) VBA
6 22 (2.46%) R
7 17 (1.90%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.68%) C
9 12 (1.34%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.12%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.89%) C++
12 7 (0.78%) Java 8
13 6 (0.67%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.56%) Perl
15 4 (0.45%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.34%) PHP
16 3 (0.34%) VBScript
17 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.22%) VB
17 2 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (7.15%) Degree
2 17 (1.90%) ISEB
3 14 (1.56%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.56%) CIMA
8 5 (0.56%) MCSA
9 4 (0.45%) ACCA
9 4 (0.45%) CISSP
9 4 (0.45%) IIBA
10 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.22%) ISACA
10 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.22%) MCP
10 2 (0.22%) MCSE
10 2 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.13%) QA
2 21 (2.35%) PMO
3 19 (2.12%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.45%) GDPR
5 9 (1.01%) MiFID
5 9 (1.01%) SEPA
5 9 (1.01%) SLA
6 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.45%) EMIR
8 3 (0.34%) IFRS
8 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.11%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.11%) Basel III
10 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.11%) FATCA
10 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 78 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 31 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
3 15 (1.68%) XenApp
4 14 (1.56%) XenDesktop
5 9 (1.01%) BitLocker
6 7 (0.78%) Docker
7 4 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.22%) Xen
10 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (2.57%) SCCM
2 20 (2.23%) vCenter Server
3 11 (1.23%) AirWatch
4 8 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.67%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.34%) Ansible
8 3 (0.34%) Control-M
8 3 (0.34%) Dollar Universe
8 3 (0.34%) OpenView
9 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.22%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.22%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.22%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.22%) QRadar
10 1 (0.11%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.11%) Opsview
Vendors
1 173 (19.33%) Microsoft
2 58 (6.48%) Citrix
3 38 (4.25%) Cisco
4 34 (3.80%) Oracle
5 32 (3.58%) Apple
5 32 (3.58%) Tableau
5 32 (3.58%) VMware
6 27 (3.02%) SAP
7 20 (2.23%) Wyse
8 18 (2.01%) HP
9 17 (1.90%) Charles River
9 17 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.68%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.34%) Bloomberg
11 12 (1.34%) Google
11 12 (1.34%) IBM
11 12 (1.34%) iManage
12 10 (1.12%) Adobe
12 10 (1.12%) Polycom
13 9 (1.01%) FactSet