Period
to 28 March 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £452 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 28 March 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 547 841 1,029
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 12.72% 12.42% 14.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.65% 13.16% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 637 794
Median daily rate £452 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.91% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £199 £181 £255
90th Percentile £594 £600 £638
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 20
Median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.37% -6.42% -16.27%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.40 £11.18
90th Percentile £27.03 £23.58 £73.03
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.76 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.97% -3.82% -3.70%

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 4,008 6,389 6,706
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 94.37% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,001 4,945 5,309
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £288 £306 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £509 £500
% change year-on-year -1.72% +1.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 62 105
Median hourly rate £24.75 £18.70 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +0.54% +4.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.48 £41.55 £38.00
Median hourly rate £26.44 £19.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +39.16% +1.60% +12.23%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Analyst in the City of London

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in the City of London

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in the City of London

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 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
London Bridge +43 3 £450 +76.47%
Moorgate - 1 £500 -
Analyst
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 City of London region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 178 (32.54%) Finance
2 123 (22.49%) SQL
3 117 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (13.89%) Microsoft
5 74 (13.53%) Business Analysis
6 73 (13.35%) Banking
7 72 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
8 71 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
9 64 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
10 63 (11.52%) Windows
11 60 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
12 48 (8.78%) ITIL
12 48 (8.78%) Data Analysis
13 46 (8.41%) Active Directory
14 45 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
15 41 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
15 41 (7.50%) Analytics
16 37 (6.76%) User Stories
17 34 (6.22%) QA
17 34 (6.22%) Project Management
18 33 (6.03%) Migration
18 33 (6.03%) Degree
18 33 (6.03%) JIRA
19 32 (5.85%) SQL Server
19 32 (5.85%) Data Modelling
19 32 (5.85%) SDLC
20 30 (5.48%) Change Management
21 29 (5.30%) Office 365
22 27 (4.94%) ETL

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 17 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.38%) Confluence
3 8 (1.46%) SAS
4 4 (0.73%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.37%) CMS
5 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.18%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.18%) IIS
6 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 72 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Misys Midas
2 8 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.55%) Infor SunSystems
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.55%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.37%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.37%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.37%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.18%) Magento
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.30%) Office 365
2 23 (4.20%) Power Platform
3 22 (4.02%) Azure
4 13 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (1.65%) AWS
6 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Flow
6 5 (0.91%) PowerApps
7 3 (0.55%) BlazeMeter
7 3 (0.55%) GCP
7 3 (0.55%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.37%) GitHub
8 2 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.37%) PaaS
8 2 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.18%) AdWords
9 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.38%) Firewall
2 8 (1.46%) LAN
3 6 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.91%) VoIP
4 5 (0.91%) VPN
5 4 (0.73%) DNS
5 4 (0.73%) Skype
5 4 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.73%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.73%) WAN
6 3 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.55%) Network Security
7 2 (0.37%) DHCP
7 2 (0.37%) Internet
7 2 (0.37%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.37%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.37%) SAN
7 2 (0.37%) Wireless
7 2 (0.37%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (4.20%) Power BI
4 18 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (3.11%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.56%) Big Data
7 11 (2.01%) QlikView
8 10 (1.83%) Data Mining
9 8 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.91%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.91%) MS Access
12 4 (0.73%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.55%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.55%) DB2
13 3 (0.55%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.37%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 33 (6.03%) JIRA
2 8 (1.46%) Postman
2 8 (1.46%) Selenium
2 8 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.28%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.91%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.91%) LoadRunner
4 5 (0.91%) Subversion
4 5 (0.91%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.73%) JMeter
5 4 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.18%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.18%) REST Assured
8 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
General
1 178 (32.54%) Finance
2 73 (13.35%) Banking
3 22 (4.02%) Public Sector
4 21 (3.84%) Legal
5 18 (3.29%) Front Office
6 16 (2.93%) Retail
7 15 (2.74%) Marketing
8 12 (2.19%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.83%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.83%) Law
10 8 (1.46%) Publishing
11 7 (1.28%) Back Office
12 6 (1.10%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.91%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.73%) Advertising
14 4 (0.73%) International Banking
15 3 (0.55%) French Language
15 3 (0.55%) Games
15 3 (0.55%) Local Government
15 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.29%) XML
2 9 (1.65%) .NET
3 6 (1.10%) EDI
3 6 (1.10%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (0.91%) Web Services
5 4 (0.73%) JSON
5 4 (0.73%) REST
5 4 (0.73%) WCF
5 4 (0.73%) WPF
6 3 (0.55%) MDX
7 2 (0.37%) LDAP
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.37%) Swagger
7 2 (0.37%) WinForms
8 1 (0.18%) D3.js
8 1 (0.18%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.18%) NumPy
8 1 (0.18%) PostGIS
8 1 (0.18%) RESTful
8 1 (0.18%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.84%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (2.01%) Derivative
5 9 (1.65%) Blackberry
5 9 (1.65%) Reinsurance
5 9 (1.65%) User Experience
6 8 (1.46%) Credit Risk
6 8 (1.46%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.46%) Market Risk
6 8 (1.46%) NHS
7 7 (1.28%) Equities
7 7 (1.28%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (0.91%) iPhone
10 4 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.55%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.55%) Social Media
11 3 (0.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 63 (11.52%) Windows
2 22 (4.02%) Windows 10
3 18 (3.29%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 13 (2.38%) Linux
6 12 (2.19%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.65%) Unix
8 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.37%) Android
10 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (13.53%) Business Analysis
3 64 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
4 60 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
5 48 (8.78%) Data Analysis
5 48 (8.78%) ITIL
6 45 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (7.50%) Analytics
7 41 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 37 (6.76%) User Stories
9 34 (6.22%) Project Management
10 33 (6.03%) Migration
11 32 (5.85%) Data Modelling
11 32 (5.85%) SDLC
12 30 (5.48%) Change Management
13 27 (4.94%) ETL
14 26 (4.75%) Validation
15 25 (4.57%) Decision-Making
16 23 (4.20%) Use Case
17 22 (4.02%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 123 (22.49%) SQL
2 26 (4.75%) Python
3 13 (2.38%) C#
4 12 (2.19%) Java
4 12 (2.19%) R
5 11 (2.01%) C++
6 9 (1.65%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.46%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.10%) VBA
9 5 (0.91%) Scala
10 4 (0.73%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (0.55%) Ruby
12 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.37%) Perl
12 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.37%) XPath
13 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (6.03%) Degree
2 27 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.84%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.38%) ISEB
5 12 (2.19%) CISSP
6 6 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.91%) A+ Certification
7 5 (0.91%) CBAP
7 5 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.73%) CCNA
8 4 (0.73%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.55%) ACCA
9 3 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.55%) IIBA
9 3 (0.55%) ISACA
10 2 (0.37%) CCNP
10 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.22%) QA
2 22 (4.02%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.56%) Solvency II
4 12 (2.19%) GDPR
5 11 (2.01%) SLA
6 9 (1.65%) IFRS
7 6 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (1.10%) NIST
7 6 (1.10%) PMO
8 4 (0.73%) EMIR
8 4 (0.73%) MiFID
9 3 (0.55%) COBIT
9 3 (0.55%) NCSC
10 1 (0.18%) COREP
10 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.18%) FINREP
10 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 46 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.55%) XenApp
4 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (3.29%) 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%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.18%) Nessus
4 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) SCOM
4 1 (0.18%) SELinux
4 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.18%) vRealize
4 1 (0.18%) WMI
4 1 (0.18%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 76 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.94%) Oracle
3 13 (2.38%) SAP
4 11 (2.01%) ServiceNow
4 11 (2.01%) Tableau
5 9 (1.65%) Apple
5 9 (1.65%) Cisco
5 9 (1.65%) Citrix
5 9 (1.65%) HP
5 9 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.28%) Google
6 7 (1.28%) Murex
6 7 (1.28%) Remedy
7 6 (1.10%) RightFax
7 6 (1.10%) Splunk
7 6 (1.10%) Teradata
8 5 (0.91%) Aderant
8 5 (0.91%) Cognos
8 5 (0.91%) OpenText
8 5 (0.91%) Qualys