Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1,100 1,074 1,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.55% 17.56% 20.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.50% 18.38% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 836 1,121
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £263 £243 £244
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
Central London median daily rate £446 £443 £438
% change year-on-year +0.73% +1.26% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 30
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.91% +14.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.45 £14.25 £12.18
90th Percentile £34.10 £39.75 £25.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year +3.89% +4.96% +3.94%

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 6,665 5,842 6,743
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 95.52% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,297 4,638 5,316
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +2.97%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 65 100
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.44 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.52% -12.78% +17.62%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.81 £11.95
90th Percentile £31.00 £53.05 £41.30
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.47% -12.82% +18.18%

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 January 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 January 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 22 January 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
Moorgate -5 2 - -
Analyst
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 393 (35.73%) Finance
2 241 (21.91%) SQL
3 234 (21.27%) Banking
4 217 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
5 184 (16.73%) Business Analysis
6 142 (12.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 134 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
8 121 (11.00%) Microsoft
9 117 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 116 (10.55%) Front Office
11 113 (10.27%) Windows
12 108 (9.82%) Asset Management
13 92 (8.36%) Investment Banking
14 85 (7.73%) ITIL
15 84 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
15 84 (7.64%) Migration
16 83 (7.55%) Data Analysis
17 75 (6.82%) Fixed Income
18 74 (6.73%) Investment Management
19 72 (6.55%) Legal
20 65 (5.91%) SQL Server
21 64 (5.82%) Project Management
22 63 (5.73%) CRM
22 63 (5.73%) QA
23 62 (5.64%) Test Automation
23 62 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
23 62 (5.64%) Microsoft Office
24 61 (5.55%) Java
24 61 (5.55%) Test Scripting
25 60 (5.45%) Analytics

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 23 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.36%) Confluence
3 12 (1.09%) MQSeries
4 11 (1.00%) JBoss
5 9 (0.82%) CMS
5 9 (0.82%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.82%) SAS
5 9 (0.82%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.73%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.45%) IIS
8 4 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.36%) IBM Domino
8 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.27%) Apache
9 3 (0.27%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.091%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 84 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (5.64%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.091%) Mingle
8 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.91%) Markit EDM
3 17 (1.55%) thinkFolio
4 16 (1.45%) SimCorp Dimension
5 13 (1.18%) Temenos T24
6 7 (0.64%) Eagle PACE
7 6 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.45%) LatentZero
9 4 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.36%) ReMetrica
10 3 (0.27%) Actimize
10 3 (0.27%) Misys Midas
10 3 (0.27%) Temenos Globus
11 2 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
11 2 (0.18%) RMDS
11 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.18%) Summit
11 2 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.27%) Office 365
2 14 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.64%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.45%) IaaS
6 4 (0.36%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (0.36%) PaaS
6 4 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (0.27%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.27%) Force.com
7 3 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (0.27%) SaaS
7 3 (0.27%) Trello
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.091%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.091%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.36%) Firewall
2 17 (1.55%) Internet
3 14 (1.27%) SMS
4 13 (1.18%) Intranet
5 12 (1.09%) Network Security
6 11 (1.00%) VPN
7 10 (0.91%) Wireless
8 9 (0.82%) DNS
8 9 (0.82%) Skype
9 8 (0.73%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.73%) WAN
10 7 (0.64%) Broadband
10 7 (0.64%) DHCP
10 7 (0.64%) SSL
11 6 (0.55%) LAN
12 5 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.36%) HTTP
13 4 (0.36%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.36%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (1.09%) Big Data
8 11 (1.00%) Power BI
8 11 (1.00%) QlikView
9 10 (0.91%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.64%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.45%) BigQuery
13 5 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.45%) MS Access
14 4 (0.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (4.64%) JIRA
2 29 (2.64%) Selenium
3 21 (1.91%) Cucumber
4 16 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.09%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.09%) SpecFlow
6 10 (0.91%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.91%) WebDriver
7 9 (0.82%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.55%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.55%) HP UFT
8 6 (0.55%) Maven
9 5 (0.45%) Appium
9 5 (0.45%) JMeter
9 5 (0.45%) Selenium IDE
9 5 (0.45%) Zephyr
10 4 (0.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (0.36%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.36%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.27%) Axure RP
General
1 393 (35.73%) Finance
2 234 (21.27%) Banking
3 116 (10.55%) Front Office
4 92 (8.36%) Investment Banking
5 72 (6.55%) Legal
6 44 (4.00%) Retail
7 33 (3.00%) Retail Banking
8 31 (2.82%) Law
9 30 (2.73%) Marketing
10 26 (2.36%) Back Office
11 22 (2.00%) Advertising
12 14 (1.27%) International Banking
13 13 (1.18%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.64%) Publishing
14 7 (0.64%) Telecoms
15 6 (0.55%) Billing
15 6 (0.55%) French Language
16 4 (0.36%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.27%) Automotive
18 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.45%) .NET
2 18 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
2 18 (1.64%) Web Services
3 17 (1.55%) HTML
4 15 (1.36%) XML
5 14 (1.27%) Gherkin
5 14 (1.27%) Middleware
6 11 (1.00%) J2EE
7 9 (0.82%) REST
7 9 (0.82%) SOAP
8 8 (0.73%) JSON
8 8 (0.73%) Spring
9 7 (0.64%) CSS
9 7 (0.64%) JSP
10 6 (0.55%) HTML5
11 5 (0.45%) MDX
12 4 (0.36%) FpML
12 4 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (0.27%) Ajax
13 3 (0.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 134 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (6.82%) Fixed Income
3 51 (4.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 46 (4.18%) Derivative
5 44 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.27%) Equities
7 28 (2.55%) SWIFT
8 23 (2.09%) User Experience
9 19 (1.73%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.55%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.55%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.45%) Fintech
12 14 (1.27%) Credit Risk
12 14 (1.27%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.09%) Market Risk
14 11 (1.00%) Data Centre
15 10 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
15 10 (0.91%) Reinsurance
16 9 (0.82%) iPhone
16 9 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 113 (10.27%) Windows
2 52 (4.73%) Unix
3 40 (3.64%) Linux
4 34 (3.09%) Windows 7
5 28 (2.55%) Windows Server
6 20 (1.82%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.36%) Windows 8
8 10 (0.91%) Android
9 8 (0.73%) Solaris
9 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.64%) AIX
11 6 (0.55%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.18%) VMS
15 1 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (16.73%) Business Analysis
3 142 (12.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 117 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 108 (9.82%) Asset Management
6 85 (7.73%) ITIL
7 84 (7.64%) Migration
8 83 (7.55%) Data Analysis
9 74 (6.73%) Investment Management
10 64 (5.82%) Project Management
11 63 (5.73%) CRM
12 62 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
12 62 (5.64%) Test Automation
13 61 (5.55%) Test Scripting
14 60 (5.45%) Analytics
15 55 (5.00%) SDLC
15 55 (5.00%) Use Case
16 54 (4.91%) User Stories
17 53 (4.82%) Data Management
18 49 (4.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 241 (21.91%) SQL
2 61 (5.55%) Java
3 34 (3.09%) C#
4 26 (2.36%) Python
4 26 (2.36%) VBA
5 20 (1.82%) PowerShell
6 19 (1.73%) JavaScript
7 18 (1.64%) C++
7 18 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 14 (1.27%) VB
9 13 (1.18%) R
10 8 (0.73%) PHP
11 7 (0.64%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.64%) C
12 6 (0.55%) Perl
13 5 (0.45%) Korn
13 5 (0.45%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.45%) Ruby
13 5 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (4.36%) Degree
2 40 (3.64%) ISEB
3 31 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 20 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.73%) ISTQB
6 15 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (1.18%) CISSP
8 11 (1.00%) CBAP
9 10 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.82%) CISM
11 8 (0.73%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (0.64%) GCIH
12 7 (0.64%) GIAC
12 7 (0.64%) IIBA
12 7 (0.64%) SC Cleared
13 6 (0.55%) Chartered Engineer
13 6 (0.55%) CITP
13 6 (0.55%) PMP
14 5 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.73%) QA
2 51 (4.64%) GDPR
3 40 (3.64%) MiFID
4 28 (2.55%) Data Quality
5 20 (1.82%) SEPA
6 17 (1.55%) EMIR
7 16 (1.45%) PMO
8 11 (1.00%) Solvency II
9 9 (0.82%) SLA
10 8 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.45%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.27%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.27%) P3O
14 2 (0.18%) Basel III
14 2 (0.18%) FATCA
14 2 (0.18%) IFRS
14 2 (0.18%) IFRS 9
14 2 (0.18%) TARGET2
System Software
1 50 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.55%) XenApp
4 5 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.18%) Docker
7 2 (0.18%) HDFS
8 1 (0.091%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.091%) Firmware
8 1 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.091%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.091%) vSphere
8 1 (0.091%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.27%) SCCM
2 9 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.55%) CSIRT
4 5 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.36%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.27%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.27%) Nessus
7 2 (0.18%) Control-M
7 2 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.18%) Nmap
7 2 (0.18%) Puppet
7 2 (0.18%) WSUS
8 1 (0.091%) Ansible
8 1 (0.091%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.091%) DatAdvantage
8 1 (0.091%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.091%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.091%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 121 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 46 (4.18%) Oracle
3 43 (3.91%) Charles River
4 34 (3.09%) Bloomberg
5 29 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (2.45%) Citrix
7 24 (2.18%) SAP
8 22 (2.00%) VMware
9 19 (1.73%) HP
10 18 (1.64%) Reuters
11 17 (1.55%) ServiceNow
11 17 (1.55%) SimCorp
11 17 (1.55%) Tableau
12 16 (1.45%) Cisco
13 13 (1.18%) IBM
14 11 (1.00%) Apple
14 11 (1.00%) Temenos
15 10 (0.91%) Dell
15 10 (0.91%) Remedy
15 10 (0.91%) Splunk