Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 598 835 1,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.90% 12.35% 15.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.85% 13.03% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 631 852
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £205 £175 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £638
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £449
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.29% +2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 18
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £19.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -27.65% -13.36%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £26.73 £24.80 £75.02
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.66 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.08% -13.85% -4.65%

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 4,318 6,407 6,712
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.14% 94.78% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,287 5,009 5,326
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £296 £305 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 71 98
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +9.04% -4.72%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.29 £35.00 £34.45
Central London median hourly rate £22.33 £18.70 £18.60
% change year-on-year +19.41% +0.54% +6.47%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 +36 6 £450 +5.88%
Moorgate +10 4 £500 -
Analyst
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 186 (31.10%) Finance
2 139 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (19.73%) SQL
4 86 (14.38%) Business Analysis
5 83 (13.88%) Microsoft
6 79 (13.21%) Banking
7 78 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
8 75 (12.54%) Microsoft Excel
9 64 (10.70%) Windows
9 64 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
10 59 (9.87%) Data Analysis
11 58 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 50 (8.36%) User Stories
14 48 (8.03%) ITIL
15 45 (7.53%) Analytics
16 44 (7.36%) Active Directory
17 42 (7.02%) JIRA
17 42 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
18 41 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
18 41 (6.86%) Project Management
19 39 (6.52%) Migration
20 38 (6.35%) SQL Server
21 35 (5.85%) Python
22 34 (5.69%) Oracle
22 34 (5.69%) QA
22 34 (5.69%) Office 365
23 33 (5.52%) Degree
23 33 (5.52%) Validation
24 31 (5.18%) Data Modelling

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 20 (3.34%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.84%) Confluence
3 9 (1.51%) SAS
4 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.50%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.33%) Camunda
5 2 (0.33%) CMS
5 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.17%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 75 (12.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) Snagit
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.67%) Misys Midas
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.50%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.33%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.33%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.17%) Eikon
6 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.17%) Relativity
6 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.69%) Office 365
2 27 (4.52%) Azure
3 20 (3.34%) Power Platform
4 13 (2.17%) AWS
4 13 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.00%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Flow
6 5 (0.84%) PowerApps
7 3 (0.50%) BlazeMeter
7 3 (0.50%) GCP
7 3 (0.50%) GitHub
7 3 (0.50%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.33%) PaaS
8 2 (0.33%) SaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.17%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.01%) Firewall
2 8 (1.34%) LAN
3 5 (0.84%) VoIP
3 5 (0.84%) WAN
3 5 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.67%) Internet
4 4 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (0.67%) NetScaler
4 4 (0.67%) Network Security
4 4 (0.67%) Skype
4 4 (0.67%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.67%) VPN
5 3 (0.50%) DNS
5 3 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.33%) Wireless
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.17%) IPsec
7 1 (0.17%) VLAN
7 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.34%) Power BI
3 20 (3.34%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.01%) Big Data
5 14 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.01%) Data Mining
7 11 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.67%) QlikView
9 8 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (1.17%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.00%) MS Access
11 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.67%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.67%) DB2
13 4 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.50%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 42 (7.02%) JIRA
2 12 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.67%) Selenium
4 8 (1.34%) Postman
5 6 (1.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.00%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.84%) Subversion
7 4 (0.67%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.67%) JMeter
7 4 (0.67%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.50%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.33%) Ranorex
9 2 (0.33%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.17%) JUnit
10 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.17%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 186 (31.10%) Finance
2 79 (13.21%) Banking
3 28 (4.68%) Legal
4 25 (4.18%) Public Sector
5 23 (3.85%) Front Office
6 17 (2.84%) Retail
7 14 (2.34%) Marketing
8 13 (2.17%) Financial Institution
8 13 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 13 (2.17%) Law
9 8 (1.34%) Publishing
10 6 (1.00%) Back Office
10 6 (1.00%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.67%) Advertising
11 4 (0.67%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.67%) International Banking
11 4 (0.67%) Local Government
11 4 (0.67%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.50%) French Language
12 3 (0.50%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.01%) XML
2 7 (1.17%) .NET
2 7 (1.17%) Web Services
3 5 (0.84%) JSON
4 4 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (0.67%) REST
4 4 (0.67%) WCF
4 4 (0.67%) WPF
5 3 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.50%) MDX
6 2 (0.33%) EDI
6 2 (0.33%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.33%) Middleware
6 2 (0.33%) RESTful
6 2 (0.33%) Swagger
7 1 (0.17%) Murex MxML
7 1 (0.17%) NumPy
7 1 (0.17%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.17%) React
7 1 (0.17%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.68%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.34%) Derivative
3 14 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (2.17%) User Experience
5 11 (1.84%) Credit Risk
5 11 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.67%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.67%) Market Risk
7 9 (1.51%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.34%) Equities
8 8 (1.34%) iPhone
8 8 (1.34%) Reinsurance
8 8 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (1.00%) NHS
10 5 (0.84%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.67%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.67%) Taxonomies
11 4 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
12 3 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 64 (10.70%) Windows
2 24 (4.01%) Windows 10
3 18 (3.01%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.17%) Linux
5 12 (2.01%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.84%) Unix
7 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.33%) Android
8 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (14.38%) Business Analysis
3 64 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
4 59 (9.87%) Data Analysis
5 58 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
6 53 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (8.36%) User Stories
8 48 (8.03%) ITIL
9 45 (7.53%) Analytics
10 42 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 41 (6.86%) Project Management
12 39 (6.52%) Migration
13 33 (5.52%) Validation
14 31 (5.18%) Data Modelling
15 27 (4.52%) CRM
15 27 (4.52%) ETL
15 27 (4.52%) Scrum
16 26 (4.35%) SDLC
17 24 (4.01%) Waterfall
18 23 (3.85%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 118 (19.73%) SQL
2 35 (5.85%) Python
3 18 (3.01%) R
4 15 (2.51%) Java
5 13 (2.17%) C#
6 10 (1.67%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.51%) C++
7 9 (1.51%) VBA
8 7 (1.17%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.00%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (0.67%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.67%) Ruby
10 4 (0.67%) Scala
11 2 (0.33%) C
11 2 (0.33%) Java 8
11 2 (0.33%) Perl
11 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.33%) VB
11 2 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 33 (5.52%) Degree
2 31 (5.18%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.34%) ISEB
5 12 (2.01%) CISSP
6 7 (1.17%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.00%) CBAP
7 6 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.84%) A+ Certification
8 5 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.67%) CCNA
10 3 (0.50%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.50%) IIBA
10 3 (0.50%) MCSE
10 3 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.69%) QA
2 22 (3.68%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.84%) GDPR
4 10 (1.67%) PMO
4 10 (1.67%) SLA
4 10 (1.67%) Solvency II
5 9 (1.51%) IFRS
6 5 (0.84%) EMIR
7 4 (0.67%) MiFID
8 3 (0.50%) COBIT
8 3 (0.50%) NIST
9 2 (0.33%) COREP
9 2 (0.33%) FINREP
9 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.17%) Basel III
10 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.17%) SEPA
System Software
1 44 (7.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.84%) XenApp
3 4 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.50%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.33%) Docker
5 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (2.68%) SCCM
2 3 (0.50%) CSIRT
3 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.17%) EnCase
4 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.17%) Matomo
4 1 (0.17%) Nessus
4 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
4 1 (0.17%) SELinux
4 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.17%) vRealize
4 1 (0.17%) WMI
4 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 83 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.69%) Oracle
3 13 (2.17%) Google
3 13 (2.17%) Tableau
4 12 (2.01%) Citrix
4 12 (2.01%) ServiceNow
5 10 (1.67%) SAP
6 9 (1.51%) Apple
6 9 (1.51%) Cisco
6 9 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.17%) Murex
7 7 (1.17%) Remedy
7 7 (1.17%) Teradata
8 6 (1.00%) Aderant
8 6 (1.00%) Cognos
8 6 (1.00%) OpenText
8 6 (1.00%) RightFax
8 6 (1.00%) Splunk
9 5 (0.84%) HP
9 5 (0.84%) VMware