Period
to 22 June 2018

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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 988 1,097 1,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.24% 17.63% 18.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.03% 18.38% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 802 960
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £263 £244 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
Central London median daily rate £440 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +0.57% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 33
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.17% +35.00% -22.08%
10th Percentile £12.70 £10.43 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.41 £23.15 £26.60
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% +24.59% -20.78%

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 6,575 5,970 6,337
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.92% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,194 4,574 5,066
City of London median daily rate £500 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +3.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £300
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 69 84
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -11.12% +1.96%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.52 £11.33
90th Percentile £33.90 £30.07 £43.02
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -15.00% +3.53%

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 22 June 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 22 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 367 (37.15%) Finance
2 210 (21.26%) Business Analysis
2 210 (21.26%) SQL
3 194 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
4 153 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 144 (14.57%) Banking
6 131 (13.26%) Microsoft
7 126 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
8 110 (11.13%) Microsoft Excel
9 107 (10.83%) Windows
10 98 (9.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 90 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
12 89 (9.01%) Data Analysis
13 84 (8.50%) Project Management
14 83 (8.40%) Analytics
15 82 (8.30%) Asset Management
16 73 (7.39%) Front Office
17 71 (7.19%) Migration
18 70 (7.09%) ITIL
19 69 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
20 66 (6.68%) Active Directory
20 66 (6.68%) MS Visio
20 66 (6.68%) Legal
21 57 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
22 55 (5.57%) Marketing
23 53 (5.36%) Degree
24 52 (5.26%) Retail
25 51 (5.16%) Oracle
25 51 (5.16%) SQL Server
25 51 (5.16%) Change Management

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 27 (2.73%) SAS
2 26 (2.63%) Confluence
3 16 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.11%) CMS
5 10 (1.01%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.81%) JBoss
8 7 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.51%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.40%) Hyperledger
12 3 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.30%) IIS
12 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.20%) Ethereum
13 2 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.10%) Moodle
14 1 (0.10%) nginx
Applications
1 110 (11.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
3 66 (6.68%) MS Visio
4 33 (3.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.61%) SPSS
7 5 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.10%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (1.42%) Temenos T24
2 12 (1.21%) Actimize
3 11 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (1.01%) Temenos Globus
5 8 (0.81%) thinkFolio
6 6 (0.61%) SimCorp Dimension
7 5 (0.51%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.51%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.51%) SAP PM
8 4 (0.40%) Magento
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.40%) R3 Corda
9 3 (0.30%) Orchestrade
9 3 (0.30%) ReMetrica
9 3 (0.30%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.30%) Workday HCM
10 2 (0.20%) Elite 3E
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.44%) Office 365
2 25 (2.53%) Google Analytics
3 22 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.11%) Adobe Analytics
6 8 (0.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 7 (0.71%) Google Tag Manager
7 7 (0.71%) SaaS
8 5 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.40%) G Suite
9 4 (0.40%) IaaS
10 3 (0.30%) PaaS
11 2 (0.20%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.20%) GitHub
12 1 (0.10%) BlazeMeter
12 1 (0.10%) FinancialForce
12 1 (0.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.10%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.83%) Firewall
2 14 (1.42%) DNS
2 14 (1.42%) SMS
3 11 (1.11%) Intranet
4 10 (1.01%) Internet
4 10 (1.01%) VPN
5 9 (0.91%) DHCP
5 9 (0.91%) Skype
5 9 (0.91%) SSL
6 8 (0.81%) Network Security
6 8 (0.81%) WAN
7 5 (0.51%) LAN
7 5 (0.51%) NGN
7 5 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (0.51%) Wireless
8 4 (0.40%) DKIM
8 4 (0.40%) DMARC
8 4 (0.40%) MPLS
8 4 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (1.62%) Power BI
5 12 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.11%) Big Data
7 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (0.81%) Blockchain
8 8 (0.81%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.61%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.61%) QlikView
11 5 (0.51%) BigQuery
12 4 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.40%) DB2
12 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.40%) MS Access
12 4 (0.40%) MySQL
13 3 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 46 (4.66%) JIRA
2 13 (1.32%) Selenium
3 9 (0.91%) Eclipse
3 9 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.71%) Cucumber
4 7 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.40%) Fiddler
6 4 (0.40%) SpecFlow
6 4 (0.40%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.40%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.30%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.30%) JMeter
7 3 (0.30%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.30%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.30%) Zephyr
8 2 (0.20%) ERwin
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 367 (37.15%) Finance
2 144 (14.57%) Banking
3 73 (7.39%) Front Office
4 66 (6.68%) Legal
5 55 (5.57%) Marketing
6 52 (5.26%) Retail
7 42 (4.25%) Law
8 40 (4.05%) Investment Banking
9 24 (2.43%) Retail Banking
10 23 (2.33%) Back Office
11 18 (1.82%) Advertising
12 16 (1.62%) Financial Institution
13 12 (1.21%) French Language
14 11 (1.11%) Telecoms
15 7 (0.71%) German Language
16 5 (0.51%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.40%) Billing
17 4 (0.40%) Publishing
18 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.30%) Thai Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.02%) XML
2 16 (1.62%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (1.62%) HTML
3 13 (1.32%) REST
3 13 (1.32%) Web Services
4 12 (1.21%) .NET
5 10 (1.01%) SOAP
6 7 (0.71%) Middleware
7 6 (0.61%) AngularJS
7 6 (0.61%) EDI
7 6 (0.61%) IDoc
8 5 (0.51%) FpML
8 5 (0.51%) jQuery
9 4 (0.40%) HTML5
9 4 (0.40%) J2EE
9 4 (0.40%) JSON
9 4 (0.40%) MDX
9 4 (0.40%) Spring
9 4 (0.40%) WCF
9 4 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 126 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.96%) Fixed Income
3 40 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 31 (3.14%) Derivative
4 31 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 26 (2.63%) Equities
6 22 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.13%) Reinsurance
8 20 (2.02%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.82%) Fintech
10 17 (1.72%) User Experience
11 14 (1.42%) Tandem
12 13 (1.32%) SWIFT
13 12 (1.21%) Data Centre
13 12 (1.21%) NHS
14 11 (1.11%) Reference Data
15 10 (1.01%) iPad
16 9 (0.91%) Data Structures
16 9 (0.91%) Hedge funds
16 9 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 107 (10.83%) Windows
2 41 (4.15%) Unix
3 36 (3.64%) Windows 10
4 30 (3.04%) Linux
5 25 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 23 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.21%) Android
8 11 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.01%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.40%) Solaris
11 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.20%) AIX
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.20%) VMS
14 1 (0.10%) OS/2
14 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (21.26%) Business Analysis
2 194 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 98 (9.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 90 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
6 89 (9.01%) Data Analysis
7 84 (8.50%) Project Management
8 83 (8.40%) Analytics
9 82 (8.30%) Asset Management
10 71 (7.19%) Migration
11 70 (7.09%) ITIL
12 57 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
13 51 (5.16%) Change Management
14 50 (5.06%) Scrum
15 44 (4.45%) Waterfall
16 40 (4.05%) Data Modelling
16 40 (4.05%) E-Commerce
16 40 (4.05%) Target Operating Model
16 40 (4.05%) Use Case
17 39 (3.95%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 210 (21.26%) SQL
2 50 (5.06%) Python
3 36 (3.64%) Java
4 30 (3.04%) C#
5 27 (2.73%) C++
6 25 (2.53%) JavaScript
7 24 (2.43%) R
7 24 (2.43%) VBA
8 14 (1.42%) PowerShell
8 14 (1.42%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.01%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.81%) C
10 8 (0.81%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.40%) Perl
13 3 (0.30%) ANSI SQL
13 3 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (0.30%) VBScript
14 2 (0.20%) Scala
14 2 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (5.36%) Degree
2 20 (2.02%) CISSP
3 18 (1.82%) ISEB
3 18 (1.82%) PhD
4 15 (1.52%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.21%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.71%) MBA
11 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.61%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.51%) CCNA
12 5 (0.51%) CEH
12 5 (0.51%) CISA
12 5 (0.51%) CISM
12 5 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
13 4 (0.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.25%) GDPR
2 35 (3.54%) QA
3 22 (2.23%) MiFID
4 18 (1.82%) PMO
5 12 (1.21%) SLA
6 11 (1.11%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.81%) SEPA
7 8 (0.81%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.71%) EMIR
8 7 (0.71%) IFRS
9 6 (0.61%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.40%) PSD2
10 4 (0.40%) TARGET2
11 3 (0.30%) IFRS 9
11 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.20%) HL7
12 2 (0.20%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 66 (6.68%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.81%) XenApp
3 6 (0.61%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.30%) vSphere
5 2 (0.20%) Docker
5 2 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (1.72%) SCCM
2 8 (0.81%) HP ALM
3 6 (0.61%) QRadar
4 4 (0.40%) Control-M
4 4 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.40%) Kibana
4 4 (0.40%) logstash
4 4 (0.40%) Nessus
4 4 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.30%) CSIRT
5 3 (0.30%) Terraform
6 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.20%) WSUS
7 1 (0.10%) Ansible
7 1 (0.10%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.10%) Puppet
7 1 (0.10%) SCOM
7 1 (0.10%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 131 (13.26%) Microsoft
2 51 (5.16%) Oracle
3 41 (4.15%) Citrix
4 31 (3.14%) Google
5 27 (2.73%) Tableau
6 22 (2.23%) Cisco
6 22 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (1.92%) SAP
8 17 (1.72%) iManage
9 15 (1.52%) Charles River
9 15 (1.52%) HP
10 14 (1.42%) Temenos
11 13 (1.32%) Adobe
11 13 (1.32%) Bloomberg
11 13 (1.32%) ServiceNow
12 12 (1.21%) IBM
12 12 (1.21%) VMware
13 10 (1.01%) Workday
14 9 (0.91%) Palo Alto
14 9 (0.91%) Qualys