Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1,007 1,068 1,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.30% 17.25% 19.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.15% 18.00% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 796 1,006
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £262 £219 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £614
Central London median daily rate £450 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 39
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.22 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -4.11% +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.81 £11.50
90th Percentile £74.02 £23.90 £34.31
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £16.80 £19.25
% change year-on-year +12.24% -12.74% +16.65%

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 6,649 5,933 6,263
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 95.85% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,256 4,601 4,975
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £289
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 62 93
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.83 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.89% -10.86% +11.59%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.53 £11.65
90th Percentile £37.63 £36.76 £46.90
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -15.00% +11.95%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 (36.44%) Finance
2 231 (22.94%) SQL
3 211 (20.95%) Business Analysis
4 204 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
5 169 (16.78%) Banking
6 153 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
7 147 (14.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 121 (12.02%) Microsoft
9 117 (11.62%) Microsoft Excel
10 112 (11.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 105 (10.43%) Windows
12 92 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
13 89 (8.84%) Front Office
14 88 (8.74%) Data Analysis
15 83 (8.24%) Legal
16 80 (7.94%) Asset Management
16 80 (7.94%) Project Management
17 79 (7.85%) ITIL
17 79 (7.85%) Analytics
18 70 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
19 68 (6.75%) Migration
20 65 (6.45%) Active Directory
21 64 (6.36%) MS Visio
21 64 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
22 61 (6.06%) GDPR
23 59 (5.86%) Use Case
24 52 (5.16%) User Stories
24 52 (5.16%) Oracle
24 52 (5.16%) SQL Server
25 51 (5.06%) Fixed Income

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 29 (2.88%) Confluence
2 22 (2.18%) SAS
3 20 (1.99%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.29%) CMS
5 8 (0.79%) JBoss
5 8 (0.79%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.70%) MQSeries
6 7 (0.70%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.40%) Hyperledger
7 4 (0.40%) IBM Domino
7 4 (0.40%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.30%) Apache
8 3 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.30%) IIS
8 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 117 (11.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
3 64 (6.36%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.60%) SPSS
7 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.099%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.099%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 17 (1.69%) Temenos T24
2 15 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.99%) Temenos Globus
5 9 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.70%) SimCorp Dimension
6 7 (0.70%) thinkFolio
7 6 (0.60%) Actimize
7 6 (0.60%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.50%) Elite 3E
8 5 (0.50%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.50%) SAP PM
9 4 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.40%) LatentZero
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.40%) R3 Corda
9 4 (0.40%) ReMetrica
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.38%) Office 365
2 20 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (1.69%) Google Analytics
4 16 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (1.09%) Adobe Analytics
6 8 (0.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 7 (0.70%) IaaS
8 6 (0.60%) SaaS
9 5 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.50%) PaaS
10 4 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.30%) Trello
12 2 (0.20%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (0.20%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
12 2 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
13 1 (0.099%) FinancialForce
13 1 (0.099%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 1 (0.099%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.78%) Firewall
2 18 (1.79%) Internet
3 15 (1.49%) Intranet
4 13 (1.29%) DNS
4 13 (1.29%) SSL
5 12 (1.19%) SMS
5 12 (1.19%) VPN
6 11 (1.09%) WAN
6 11 (1.09%) Wireless
7 9 (0.89%) DHCP
8 8 (0.79%) Network Security
8 8 (0.79%) Skype
9 7 (0.70%) LAN
10 6 (0.60%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.50%) Broadband
11 5 (0.50%) MPLS
11 5 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.50%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.40%) DKIM
12 4 (0.40%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.39%) Power BI
6 13 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (1.09%) Big Data
7 11 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (0.99%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.79%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.79%) MS Access
10 7 (0.70%) QlikView
11 6 (0.60%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.40%) DB2
13 4 (0.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 49 (4.87%) JIRA
2 21 (2.09%) Selenium
3 14 (1.39%) Cucumber
4 11 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.99%) Eclipse
6 8 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.79%) SpecFlow
7 6 (0.60%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.50%) HP UFT
8 5 (0.50%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.50%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.40%) Fiddler
9 4 (0.40%) JMeter
9 4 (0.40%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.30%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 3 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.30%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.30%) Zephyr
General
1 367 (36.44%) Finance
2 169 (16.78%) Banking
3 89 (8.84%) Front Office
4 83 (8.24%) Legal
5 51 (5.06%) Investment Banking
6 50 (4.97%) Retail
7 42 (4.17%) Marketing
8 39 (3.87%) Law
9 31 (3.08%) Back Office
10 23 (2.28%) Retail Banking
11 21 (2.09%) Advertising
12 13 (1.29%) Financial Institution
13 12 (1.19%) French Language
14 9 (0.89%) Telecoms
15 7 (0.70%) German Language
16 5 (0.50%) International Banking
17 4 (0.40%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.40%) Publishing
17 4 (0.40%) Spanish Language
18 3 (0.30%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.59%) HTML
2 15 (1.49%) XML
3 14 (1.39%) FIX Protocol
4 13 (1.29%) .NET
5 10 (0.99%) Gherkin
5 10 (0.99%) REST
6 8 (0.79%) Web Services
7 7 (0.70%) CSS
7 7 (0.70%) J2EE
7 7 (0.70%) JSP
8 6 (0.60%) AngularJS
8 6 (0.60%) HTML5
8 6 (0.60%) JSON
8 6 (0.60%) MDX
8 6 (0.60%) SOAP
9 5 (0.50%) EDI
9 5 (0.50%) FpML
9 5 (0.50%) IDoc
9 5 (0.50%) Middleware
10 4 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 153 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.06%) Fixed Income
3 41 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 39 (3.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 33 (3.28%) Derivative
6 31 (3.08%) Equities
7 24 (2.38%) User Experience
8 23 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (2.09%) Computer Science
9 21 (2.09%) Reinsurance
10 19 (1.89%) SWIFT
11 15 (1.49%) Data Centre
11 15 (1.49%) Reference Data
12 14 (1.39%) iPhone
12 14 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.29%) Fintech
14 12 (1.19%) Credit Risk
14 12 (1.19%) Data Structures
14 12 (1.19%) iPad
15 11 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 105 (10.43%) Windows
2 44 (4.37%) Unix
3 36 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 35 (3.48%) Linux
5 29 (2.88%) Windows 7
6 25 (2.48%) Windows Server
7 15 (1.49%) Android
8 10 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.89%) Solaris
10 7 (0.70%) AIX
10 7 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.30%) VMS
14 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.099%) Nucleus RTOS
15 1 (0.099%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.099%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (20.95%) Business Analysis
2 204 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (14.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 112 (11.12%) User Acceptance Testing
5 92 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
6 88 (8.74%) Data Analysis
7 80 (7.94%) Asset Management
7 80 (7.94%) Project Management
8 79 (7.85%) Analytics
8 79 (7.85%) ITIL
9 68 (6.75%) Migration
10 64 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
11 59 (5.86%) Use Case
12 52 (5.16%) User Stories
13 49 (4.87%) Change Management
14 48 (4.77%) Test Scripting
15 47 (4.67%) Investment Management
16 45 (4.47%) Scrum
16 45 (4.47%) Waterfall
17 44 (4.37%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 231 (22.94%) SQL
2 46 (4.57%) Python
3 45 (4.47%) Java
4 31 (3.08%) VBA
5 27 (2.68%) C#
6 21 (2.09%) C++
6 21 (2.09%) R
7 18 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 14 (1.39%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.19%) PowerShell
10 11 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.99%) C
12 8 (0.79%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.50%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.50%) Ruby
14 4 (0.40%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.40%) Perl
14 4 (0.40%) PHP
15 2 (0.20%) Ada
15 2 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (4.77%) Degree
2 25 (2.48%) ISEB
3 22 (2.18%) CISSP
4 21 (2.09%) Security Cleared
5 14 (1.39%) PhD
6 13 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 13 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.99%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.89%) CISM
8 9 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.70%) CBAP
10 7 (0.70%) CCNA
10 7 (0.70%) CISA
10 7 (0.70%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.60%) CFA
11 6 (0.60%) IIBA
11 6 (0.60%) MBA
11 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (6.06%) GDPR
2 33 (3.28%) QA
3 25 (2.48%) MiFID
4 20 (1.99%) PMO
5 18 (1.79%) Data Quality
6 14 (1.39%) SLA
7 13 (1.29%) SEPA
8 8 (0.79%) Solvency II
9 7 (0.70%) EMIR
10 5 (0.50%) IFRS
10 5 (0.50%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.50%) TARGET2
11 4 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.30%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.30%) PSD2
13 2 (0.20%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.20%) P3O
14 1 (0.099%) AIFMD
System Software
1 65 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.70%) XenApp
4 5 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.20%) Docker
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.20%) vSphere
6 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.099%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.099%) Firmware
7 1 (0.099%) HDFS
7 1 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.099%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (1.79%) SCCM
2 8 (0.79%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.50%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.40%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.40%) Kibana
4 4 (0.40%) logstash
4 4 (0.40%) Nessus
4 4 (0.40%) PingFederate
5 3 (0.30%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.30%) CASB
5 3 (0.30%) Control-M
5 3 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.20%) WSUS
7 1 (0.099%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.099%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.099%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.099%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 121 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 52 (5.16%) Oracle
3 43 (4.27%) Citrix
4 25 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (2.38%) iManage
6 23 (2.28%) Tableau
7 21 (2.09%) Bloomberg
8 20 (1.99%) Charles River
8 20 (1.99%) Google
9 17 (1.69%) Temenos
10 16 (1.59%) HP
10 16 (1.59%) SAP
11 14 (1.39%) Cisco
11 14 (1.39%) VMware
12 12 (1.19%) Adobe
12 12 (1.19%) ServiceNow
13 11 (1.09%) Informatica
13 11 (1.09%) Qualys
14 10 (0.99%) Apple
14 10 (0.99%) IBM