Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017.

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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1203 1171 1717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.70% 17.84% 20.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.67% 18.71% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 907 1318
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £250 £233 £243
90th Percentile £638 £607 £598
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 29
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.92 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.19% +2.15% +9.86%
10th Percentile £10.58 £12.75 £12.45
90th Percentile £25.85 £39.50 £25.00
Central London median hourly rate £17.85 £17.72 £17.15
% change year-on-year +0.73% +3.32% +1.63%

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 6809 6258 8013
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.34% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5396 4953 6317
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
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% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 73 111
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -5.41% +8.82%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.58 £11.17
90th Percentile £30.75 £54.03 £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.17 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% -4.64% +9.09%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 +2 4 £350 +45.83%
Moorgate - 4 - -
Analyst
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, 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.

1 427 (35.49%) Finance
2 274 (22.78%) Banking
3 266 (22.11%) SQL
4 246 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
5 186 (15.46%) Business Analysis
6 151 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 148 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
8 144 (11.97%) Front Office
9 125 (10.39%) Microsoft
9 125 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 124 (10.31%) Windows
11 122 (10.14%) Investment Banking
12 109 (9.06%) Asset Management
13 95 (7.90%) Microsoft Excel
14 87 (7.23%) Data Analysis
15 81 (6.73%) Migration
15 81 (6.73%) ITIL
16 80 (6.65%) Fixed Income
16 80 (6.65%) Investment Management
17 78 (6.48%) QA
18 75 (6.23%) Legal
19 71 (5.90%) Java
19 71 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
19 71 (5.90%) Data Modelling
20 69 (5.74%) SQL Server
20 69 (5.74%) CRM
20 69 (5.74%) Test Automation
21 67 (5.57%) Use Case
22 65 (5.40%) JIRA
23 63 (5.24%) Derivative

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 24 (2.00%) Confluence
2 22 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.00%) CMS
5 11 (0.91%) MQSeries
6 9 (0.75%) JBoss
6 9 (0.75%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.67%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.58%) SAS
9 5 (0.42%) IIS
10 4 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.33%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.25%) Apache
11 3 (0.25%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 95 (7.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.083%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.083%) Mingle
8 1 (0.083%) SPSS
8 1 (0.083%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 34 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (2.16%) Markit EDM
3 22 (1.83%) thinkFolio
4 16 (1.33%) SimCorp Dimension
5 11 (0.91%) Temenos T24
6 9 (0.75%) Eagle PACE
7 6 (0.50%) LatentZero
7 6 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.42%) Global One
8 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.33%) Actimize
9 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.33%) RMDS
10 3 (0.25%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 3 (0.25%) Misys Midas
10 3 (0.25%) ReMetrica
10 3 (0.25%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
11 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.33%) Office 365
2 15 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (0.50%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.50%) SaaS
6 5 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.25%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.25%) Force.com
8 3 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
8 3 (0.25%) IaaS
8 3 (0.25%) Taleo
8 3 (0.25%) Trello
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.17%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.17%) PaaS
10 1 (0.083%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.91%) Firewall
2 16 (1.33%) Internet
3 14 (1.16%) SMS
4 12 (1.00%) LAN
4 12 (1.00%) WAN
5 11 (0.91%) VPN
5 11 (0.91%) Wireless
6 10 (0.83%) Intranet
7 9 (0.75%) Network Security
7 9 (0.75%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.67%) Broadband
8 8 (0.67%) DNS
8 8 (0.67%) Skype
9 7 (0.58%) DHCP
10 6 (0.50%) SSL
11 5 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.42%) SAN
12 4 (0.33%) FTP
12 4 (0.33%) HTTP
13 3 (0.25%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
5 18 (1.50%) Big Data
6 15 (1.25%) Hadoop
7 13 (1.08%) QlikView
7 13 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (1.00%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.83%) Power BI
10 9 (0.75%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.75%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.58%) MS Access
12 7 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.42%) BigQuery
14 5 (0.42%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (5.40%) JIRA
2 27 (2.24%) Selenium
3 25 (2.08%) Cucumber
4 14 (1.16%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (1.08%) Git (software)
6 12 (1.00%) SpecFlow
7 11 (0.91%) WebDriver
8 10 (0.83%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.75%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.67%) Appium
10 8 (0.67%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.58%) LoadRunner
12 6 (0.50%) HP UFT
12 6 (0.50%) Maven
13 5 (0.42%) JMeter
14 4 (0.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 4 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (0.33%) Selenium IDE
14 4 (0.33%) Zephyr
General
1 427 (35.49%) Finance
2 274 (22.78%) Banking
3 144 (11.97%) Front Office
4 122 (10.14%) Investment Banking
5 75 (6.23%) Legal
6 45 (3.74%) Retail
7 37 (3.08%) Law
8 33 (2.74%) Marketing
9 32 (2.66%) Back Office
10 30 (2.49%) Retail Banking
11 28 (2.33%) Advertising
12 14 (1.16%) International Banking
13 12 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.67%) Publishing
15 6 (0.50%) Telecoms
16 5 (0.42%) Billing
17 4 (0.33%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.25%) Automotive
18 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
19 2 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.41%) .NET
2 23 (1.91%) XML
3 21 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
4 20 (1.66%) Gherkin
5 19 (1.58%) Web Services
6 16 (1.33%) HTML
7 15 (1.25%) Middleware
8 11 (0.91%) J2EE
8 11 (0.91%) REST
9 10 (0.83%) JSON
10 9 (0.75%) SOAP
11 8 (0.67%) Spring
12 7 (0.58%) CSS
13 5 (0.42%) FpML
13 5 (0.42%) JSP
13 5 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
14 4 (0.33%) Ajax
14 4 (0.33%) HTML5
14 4 (0.33%) Kafka
14 4 (0.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 148 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (6.65%) Fixed Income
3 63 (5.24%) Derivative
4 61 (5.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 45 (3.74%) Equities
6 42 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.16%) SWIFT
8 23 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.83%) User Experience
10 16 (1.33%) Computer Science
10 16 (1.33%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.33%) Hedge funds
10 16 (1.33%) OTC Derivatives
11 15 (1.25%) Fintech
12 12 (1.00%) Credit Risk
12 12 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (1.00%) iPhone
12 12 (1.00%) Market Risk
13 10 (0.83%) NHS
14 9 (0.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 124 (10.31%) Windows
2 54 (4.49%) Unix
3 41 (3.41%) Linux
4 36 (2.99%) Windows 7
5 35 (2.91%) Windows Server
6 22 (1.83%) Windows 10
7 14 (1.16%) Windows 8
8 11 (0.91%) Android
8 11 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.50%) Solaris
11 5 (0.42%) AIX
11 5 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.083%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.083%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (15.46%) Business Analysis
3 151 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 125 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 109 (9.06%) Asset Management
6 87 (7.23%) Data Analysis
7 81 (6.73%) ITIL
7 81 (6.73%) Migration
8 80 (6.65%) Investment Management
9 71 (5.90%) Data Modelling
10 69 (5.74%) CRM
10 69 (5.74%) Test Automation
11 67 (5.57%) Use Case
12 63 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
12 63 (5.24%) SDLC
12 63 (5.24%) User Stories
13 62 (5.15%) Analytics
14 57 (4.74%) Test Scripting
15 54 (4.49%) Waterfall
16 53 (4.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 266 (22.11%) SQL
2 71 (5.90%) Java
3 37 (3.08%) C#
4 34 (2.83%) VBA
5 27 (2.24%) Python
6 24 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 22 (1.83%) R
8 21 (1.75%) VB
9 20 (1.66%) C++
9 20 (1.66%) PowerShell
10 19 (1.58%) JavaScript
11 16 (1.33%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.25%) C
13 9 (0.75%) PHP
14 7 (0.58%) Perl
14 7 (0.58%) VBScript
15 6 (0.50%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.42%) Korn
16 5 (0.42%) Ruby
17 4 (0.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 55 (4.57%) Degree
2 38 (3.16%) ISEB
3 34 (2.83%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.58%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.50%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.00%) GCIH
6 12 (1.00%) GIAC
7 11 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (0.91%) SC Cleared
8 10 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.75%) CBAP
9 9 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (0.67%) CISM
10 8 (0.67%) CISSP
11 7 (0.58%) GCIA
11 7 (0.58%) SANS
12 6 (0.50%) Chartered Engineer
12 6 (0.50%) CITP
12 6 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (0.50%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.48%) QA
2 56 (4.66%) MiFID
3 55 (4.57%) GDPR
4 28 (2.33%) Data Quality
5 25 (2.08%) EMIR
6 20 (1.66%) PMO
7 19 (1.58%) SEPA
8 17 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.91%) Solvency II
10 10 (0.83%) SLA
11 8 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
12 7 (0.58%) NIST 800
13 6 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.42%) ISAE 3402
15 4 (0.33%) COREP
15 4 (0.33%) FINREP
16 3 (0.25%) P3O
17 2 (0.17%) Basel III
17 2 (0.17%) FATCA
17 2 (0.17%) IFRS
System Software
1 59 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.25%) Docker
5 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.25%) XenApp
6 2 (0.17%) Firmware
6 2 (0.17%) HDFS
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.083%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.083%) vSphere
7 1 (0.083%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.33%) SCCM
2 8 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.58%) CSIRT
3 7 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.33%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.25%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.17%) Ansible
7 2 (0.17%) Control-M
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.17%) Nmap
7 2 (0.17%) Puppet
8 1 (0.083%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.083%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.083%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.083%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.083%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.083%) WSUS
Vendors
1 125 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 57 (4.74%) Oracle
3 51 (4.24%) Charles River
4 40 (3.33%) Bloomberg
5 37 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (2.58%) SAP
7 26 (2.16%) Reuters
7 26 (2.16%) VMware
8 24 (2.00%) ServiceNow
9 21 (1.75%) Citrix
10 20 (1.66%) Cisco
11 19 (1.58%) HP
11 19 (1.58%) SimCorp
12 18 (1.50%) Tableau
13 15 (1.25%) Dell
14 12 (1.00%) Workday
15 11 (0.91%) IBM
16 10 (0.83%) Apple
16 10 (0.83%) iManage
17 9 (0.75%) Calypso