Period
to 26 October 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

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
England > East of England
6 months to
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 10 5
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 445 121 531
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 17.82% 9.85% 13.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.38% 10.86% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 66 294
10th Percentile £131 £135 £136
25th Percentile £163 £203 £264
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £290 £344 £378
Median % change year-on-year -15.64% -9.00% +2.09%
75th Percentile £426 £471 £450
90th Percentile £495 £544 £504
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 17 71
10th Percentile " £12.71 £9.65
25th Percentile £12.25 £13.37 £12.65
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14% -15.15%
75th Percentile £16.85 £21.75 £17.13
90th Percentile £24.23 £22.70 £18.63
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +0.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 2,296 1,114 3,701
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.95% 90.64% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,348 684 2,310
10th Percentile £152 £177 £200
25th Percentile £268 £290 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
75th Percentile £538 £518 £519
90th Percentile £616 £588 £598
England median daily rate £507 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +6.74% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 101 248
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.25 £10.75
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £14.22 £20.00 £16.10
Median % change year-on-year -28.90% +24.22% -7.07%
75th Percentile £24.75 £45.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £46.45 £50.00 £49.83
England median hourly rate £19.60 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -10.90% +17.65% +6.86%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the East of England

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Analyst in the East of England

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in the East of England

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in the East of England

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the East of England

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the East of England region over the 6 months to 26 October 2021. 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
Cambridgeshire +8 135 £193 -54.71% 39
Essex +13 130 £223 -38.62% 20
Hertfordshire +5 103 £388 +21.09% 49
Bedfordshire +1 34 £425 -5.03% 11
Norfolk +1 27 £190 +40.74% 6
Suffolk +8 17 £325 - 5
Analyst
England

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, 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 East of England region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 117 (26.29%) Social Skills
2 96 (21.57%) ITIL
3 95 (21.35%) Microsoft
4 92 (20.67%) SQL
5 80 (17.98%) Analytical Skills
6 71 (15.96%) NHS
7 67 (15.06%) Active Directory
8 65 (14.61%) Microsoft 365
9 58 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (12.81%) Microsoft Office
11 56 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
11 56 (12.58%) Microsoft Excel
12 54 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
12 54 (12.13%) Power Platform
13 52 (11.69%) Incident Management
14 48 (10.79%) Windows
15 43 (9.66%) Retail
15 43 (9.66%) Power BI
16 38 (8.54%) ITSM
17 37 (8.31%) Service Delivery
18 34 (7.64%) Business Analysis
18 34 (7.64%) Analytics
18 34 (7.64%) Azure
18 34 (7.64%) Public Sector
19 32 (7.19%) SLA
20 31 (6.97%) Finance
20 31 (6.97%) JIRA
21 29 (6.52%) Time Management
21 29 (6.52%) Migration
22 28 (6.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 27 (6.07%) Confluence
2 25 (5.62%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 57 (12.81%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (12.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (4.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (4.94%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.12%) Lorenzo
3 4 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.22%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 65 (14.61%) Microsoft 365
2 54 (12.13%) Power Platform
3 34 (7.64%) Azure
4 21 (4.72%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (1.80%) AWS
6 7 (1.57%) PowerApps
7 4 (0.90%) Azure Logic Apps
7 4 (0.90%) GCP
7 4 (0.90%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.90%) Power Automate
8 3 (0.67%) SaaS
9 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.45%) Google Data Studio
9 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.45%) PaaS
9 2 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.45%) Yammer
10 1 (0.22%) Azure Sentinel
10 1 (0.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (1.80%) Firewall
3 5 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.12%) VPN
4 4 (0.90%) LAN
4 4 (0.90%) WAN
5 3 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (0.67%) Skype
6 2 (0.45%) Internet
6 2 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.45%) VLAN
6 2 (0.45%) Wireless
7 1 (0.22%) DNS
7 1 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.66%) Power BI
2 28 (6.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.82%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.35%) Data Mart
7 6 (1.35%) QlikView
8 4 (0.90%) Tableau
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.45%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.45%) GIS
10 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (0.22%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 31 (6.97%) JIRA
2 20 (4.49%) JMeter
3 5 (1.12%) Selenium
4 4 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.45%) Tricentis qTest
7 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.22%) gulp
7 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.22%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.22%) TestRail
7 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 117 (26.29%) Social Skills
2 80 (17.98%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (9.66%) Retail
4 34 (7.64%) Public Sector
5 31 (6.97%) Finance
6 18 (4.04%) Organisational Skills
7 17 (3.82%) Legal
8 14 (3.15%) Local Government
9 9 (2.02%) Presentation Skills
10 8 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.57%) Marketing
12 5 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.67%) Automotive
14 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.45%) Publishing
15 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.22%) Banking
15 1 (0.22%) Billing
15 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.47%) CSS
1 11 (2.47%) HTML
1 11 (2.47%) Spring
1 11 (2.47%) Spring Boot
1 11 (2.47%) Spring WebFlux
1 11 (2.47%) XML
2 10 (2.25%) RESTful
2 10 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 9 (2.02%) HTML5
3 9 (2.02%) Middleware
4 8 (1.80%) SAX
4 8 (1.80%) Thymeleaf
5 7 (1.57%) .NET
6 6 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.67%) JSON
7 3 (0.67%) SOAP
8 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.45%) JMS
8 2 (0.45%) LDAP
8 2 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 71 (15.96%) NHS
2 24 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (2.92%) Freedom of Information
4 13 (2.92%) Freedom of Information Act
5 10 (2.25%) User Experience
6 6 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (1.35%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.35%) iPhone
6 6 (1.35%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.90%) CMDB
7 4 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (0.90%) Life Science
8 3 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.67%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.45%) FMCG
9 2 (0.45%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.45%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 48 (10.79%) Windows
2 17 (3.82%) Windows 10
3 13 (2.92%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.57%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.12%) Unix
7 4 (0.90%) Linux
8 3 (0.67%) Android
8 3 (0.67%) Solaris
8 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (21.57%) ITIL
2 58 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
4 54 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
5 52 (11.69%) Incident Management
6 38 (8.54%) ITSM
7 37 (8.31%) Service Delivery
8 34 (7.64%) Analytics
8 34 (7.64%) Business Analysis
9 29 (6.52%) Migration
9 29 (6.52%) Time Management
10 26 (5.84%) Service Management
11 25 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (5.62%) Workshop Facilitation
12 24 (5.39%) Change Management
12 24 (5.39%) Use Case
12 24 (5.39%) User Stories
13 23 (5.17%) Validation
14 22 (4.94%) Data Modelling
14 22 (4.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (20.67%) SQL
2 19 (4.27%) JavaScript
3 16 (3.60%) Java
4 11 (2.47%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.57%) C#
5 7 (1.57%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.35%) Python
7 4 (0.90%) VB
8 3 (0.67%) Perl
8 3 (0.67%) VBA
9 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.45%) R
10 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (6.07%) MCP
2 22 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.82%) Degree
5 15 (3.37%) MCSA
5 15 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.15%) A+ Certification
6 14 (3.15%) CCNA
6 14 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (2.47%) ISTQB
8 9 (2.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.80%) ISEB
10 5 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.12%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.90%) CAPM
11 4 (0.90%) CISSP
12 3 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.67%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.19%) SLA
2 17 (3.82%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.70%) PMO
3 12 (2.70%) QA
4 6 (1.35%) GDPR
5 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.45%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.45%) NIST
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.22%) GRC
8 1 (0.22%) GxP
8 1 (0.22%) IASME
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.22%) NCSC
8 1 (0.22%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 67 (15.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.57%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.90%) Terminal Services
3 4 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.67%) XenApp
5 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.22%) Firmware
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (2.02%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.35%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.67%) SCCM
4 3 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.45%) OpenView
5 2 (0.45%) OVSD
6 1 (0.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 95 (21.35%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.07%) Citrix
3 21 (4.72%) Oracle
4 18 (4.04%) ServiceNow
5 10 (2.25%) VMware
6 9 (2.02%) Cisco
7 7 (1.57%) Google
7 7 (1.57%) SAP
8 5 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.90%) Hitachi
10 3 (0.67%) Avaya
10 3 (0.67%) Ivanti
10 3 (0.67%) Symantec
11 2 (0.45%) HP
11 2 (0.45%) Juniper
11 2 (0.45%) Meraki
11 2 (0.45%) Netsparker
11 2 (0.45%) Qualys
11 2 (0.45%) Splunk
11 2 (0.45%) Sun