Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 12,421 14,490 15,232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.27% 15.43% 15.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.00% 16.26% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,203 9,762 10,221
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £180 £208 £200
90th Percentile £556 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 613 788
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% -
10th Percentile £10.38 £10.16 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.38 £34.58 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.86
% change year-on-year - +4.31% -1.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88,711 89,110 93,100
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,299 59,345 61,334
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,720 2,647 3,013
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.63 £18.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +0.95% +3.83%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.90 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in England

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analyst in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in England

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in England

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in England

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in England

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. 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 -2 5,622 £435 -3.33% 871
South East -1 2,251 £400 +6.67% 347
North of England +1 1,700 £365 +4.29% 496
Midlands 0 1,244 £380 +8.49% 265
East of England 0 793 £375 - 149
West Midlands 0 791 £390 +11.43% 158
South West -4 778 £375 +7.14% 184
North West -3 771 £360 -0.69% 248
Yorkshire +1 760 £375 +7.14% 179
East Midlands 0 418 £350 -6.67% 107
North East +5 171 £368 +13.95% 69
South Coast +3 4 - -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 England region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 3,046 (24.52%) Finance
2 2,753 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
3 1,939 (15.61%) SQL
4 1,859 (14.97%) Microsoft
5 1,850 (14.89%) Windows
6 1,638 (13.19%) Business Analysis
7 1,593 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
8 1,517 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,208 (9.73%) Microsoft Excel
10 1,134 (9.13%) Active Directory
11 1,132 (9.11%) Microsoft Office
12 1,020 (8.21%) ITIL
13 1,019 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
14 951 (7.66%) Banking
15 888 (7.15%) Data Analysis
16 876 (7.05%) User Stories
17 871 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
18 836 (6.73%) Migration
19 823 (6.63%) Oracle
20 801 (6.45%) Project Management
21 746 (6.01%) Retail
22 743 (5.98%) Scrum
23 736 (5.93%) Test Automation
24 719 (5.79%) Analytics
25 716 (5.76%) Security Cleared
26 681 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
27 670 (5.39%) JIRA
28 664 (5.35%) Degree
29 629 (5.06%) SAP
30 610 (4.91%) Office 365

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 393 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 306 (2.46%) Confluence
3 248 (2.00%) MS Exchange
4 172 (1.38%) SAS
5 104 (0.84%) CMS
6 92 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 86 (0.69%) Skype for Business
8 77 (0.62%) IIS
9 72 (0.58%) WebLogic
10 47 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 44 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
12 38 (0.31%) Apache
13 37 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
14 31 (0.25%) IBM Notes
15 29 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 28 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 25 (0.20%) Tomcat
17 25 (0.20%) WordPress
18 24 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
19 22 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1,208 (9.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,132 (9.11%) Microsoft Office
3 429 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 368 (2.96%) MS Visio
5 117 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 93 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.23%) SPSS
8 17 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 16 (0.13%) Open Workbench
10 7 (0.056%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.048%) CINEMA 4D
12 5 (0.040%) Stata
13 4 (0.032%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.032%) EngageOne
14 3 (0.024%) Photoshop
15 2 (0.016%) Mingle
16 1 (0.008%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 1 (0.008%) HipChat
16 1 (0.008%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 161 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 54 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 41 (0.33%) Markit EDM
5 40 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 38 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
6 38 (0.31%) Workday HCM
7 37 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 35 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
9 34 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
9 34 (0.27%) SAP HR
10 33 (0.27%) thinkFolio
11 31 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
12 29 (0.23%) NetSuite
12 29 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 25 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 24 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
14 24 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
15 22 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 610 (4.91%) Office 365
2 313 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 197 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 117 (0.94%) SaaS
5 97 (0.78%) Google Analytics
6 95 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
7 56 (0.45%) Mimecast
8 53 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
9 49 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 49 (0.39%) PaaS
10 47 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
11 41 (0.33%) IaaS
12 38 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
13 37 (0.30%) G Suite
14 35 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
15 34 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
16 26 (0.21%) GitHub
17 25 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
18 19 (0.15%) OneDrive
19 16 (0.13%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 254 (2.04%) Firewall
2 202 (1.63%) LAN
3 193 (1.55%) Internet
4 186 (1.50%) WAN
5 175 (1.41%) DNS
6 171 (1.38%) VPN
7 149 (1.20%) TCP/IP
8 120 (0.97%) DHCP
9 107 (0.86%) Skype
10 79 (0.64%) Intranet
11 74 (0.60%) Wireless
12 65 (0.52%) Network Security
12 65 (0.52%) SMS
13 63 (0.51%) VoIP
14 52 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
15 45 (0.36%) MPLS
16 43 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
17 39 (0.31%) SAN
18 37 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
19 34 (0.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 570 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 386 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
3 297 (2.39%) Power BI
4 199 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 184 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 170 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 145 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
8 130 (1.05%) Big Data
9 120 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
10 100 (0.81%) Oracle Database
11 98 (0.79%) MS Access
12 97 (0.78%) Data Mining
13 82 (0.66%) Hadoop
14 81 (0.65%) MySQL
14 81 (0.65%) QlikView
15 71 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 54 (0.43%) MongoDB
17 45 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
18 44 (0.35%) RDBMS
19 43 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 670 (5.39%) JIRA
2 389 (3.13%) Selenium
3 211 (1.70%) Cucumber
4 176 (1.42%) SoapUI
5 115 (0.93%) Jenkins
6 110 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 108 (0.87%) JMeter
8 97 (0.78%) Toad
9 89 (0.72%) WebDriver
10 86 (0.69%) SpecFlow
11 79 (0.64%) Git (software)
12 75 (0.60%) Visual Studio
13 54 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
14 39 (0.31%) Zephyr
15 34 (0.27%) LoadRunner
15 34 (0.27%) TeamCity
16 33 (0.27%) Eclipse
17 29 (0.23%) HP UFT
18 24 (0.19%) JUnit
18 24 (0.19%) TestRail
General
1 3,046 (24.52%) Finance
2 951 (7.66%) Banking
3 746 (6.01%) Retail
4 360 (2.90%) Marketing
5 293 (2.36%) Front Office
6 285 (2.29%) Legal
6 285 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 261 (2.10%) Law
8 215 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 190 (1.53%) Back Office
10 178 (1.43%) Investment Banking
11 128 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 124 (1.00%) Billing
13 120 (0.97%) Retail Banking
14 115 (0.93%) Financial Institution
15 109 (0.88%) Publishing
16 93 (0.75%) Advertising
17 69 (0.56%) Automotive
18 59 (0.48%) French Language
19 55 (0.44%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (2.53%) XML
2 247 (1.99%) Web Services
3 243 (1.96%) .NET
4 149 (1.20%) SOAP
5 126 (1.01%) HTML
6 101 (0.81%) Gherkin
7 97 (0.78%) Middleware
8 83 (0.67%) RESTful
9 64 (0.52%) REST
10 60 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
11 59 (0.48%) CSS
12 58 (0.47%) JSON
13 36 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
14 31 (0.25%) WPF
15 29 (0.23%) ASP.NET
16 28 (0.23%) LDAP
17 27 (0.22%) Spring
18 26 (0.21%) AngularJS
18 26 (0.21%) Kafka
19 25 (0.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1,593 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
2 447 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 354 (2.85%) User Experience
4 312 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
5 200 (1.61%) Fixed Income
6 187 (1.51%) Computer Science
7 149 (1.20%) Data Centre
7 149 (1.20%) NHS
8 146 (1.18%) Derivative
8 146 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 143 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
10 117 (0.94%) Equities
11 108 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 97 (0.78%) Virtual Team
13 94 (0.76%) Fintech
14 90 (0.72%) iPhone
15 84 (0.68%) Blackberry
16 83 (0.67%) Data Structures
17 75 (0.60%) FMCG
18 66 (0.53%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,850 (14.89%) Windows
2 543 (4.37%) Windows 10
3 486 (3.91%) Windows 7
4 430 (3.46%) Unix
5 368 (2.96%) Linux
6 363 (2.92%) Windows Server
7 154 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 153 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 140 (1.13%) Apple iOS
10 133 (1.07%) Android
11 81 (0.65%) Windows 8
12 69 (0.56%) Windows XP
13 62 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 60 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 56 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
16 32 (0.26%) Mac OS
17 30 (0.24%) Solaris
18 18 (0.14%) VME
18 18 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
19 17 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,753 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1,638 (13.19%) Business Analysis
3 1,517 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,020 (8.21%) ITIL
5 1,019 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
6 888 (7.15%) Data Analysis
7 876 (7.05%) User Stories
8 871 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
9 836 (6.73%) Migration
10 801 (6.45%) Project Management
11 743 (5.98%) Scrum
12 736 (5.93%) Test Automation
13 719 (5.79%) Analytics
14 681 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 600 (4.83%) Test Scripting
16 561 (4.52%) Change Management
17 542 (4.36%) Data Modelling
18 504 (4.06%) CRM
19 492 (3.96%) Waterfall
20 472 (3.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1,939 (15.61%) SQL
2 524 (4.22%) Java
3 309 (2.49%) C#
4 265 (2.13%) Python
5 182 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 181 (1.46%) PowerShell
7 175 (1.41%) VBA
8 125 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 118 (0.95%) C
9 118 (0.95%) T-SQL
10 103 (0.83%) R
11 72 (0.58%) VB
12 70 (0.56%) C++
13 60 (0.48%) Shell Script
14 59 (0.48%) Perl
15 45 (0.36%) Bash Shell
16 41 (0.33%) Groovy
17 34 (0.27%) VBScript
18 32 (0.26%) PHP
19 30 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 716 (5.76%) Security Cleared
2 664 (5.35%) Degree
3 501 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 425 (3.42%) ISEB
5 285 (2.29%) ISTQB
6 165 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 142 (1.14%) CISSP
8 132 (1.06%) DV Cleared
9 122 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
10 119 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 78 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
12 75 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
13 67 (0.54%) CISM
14 64 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
14 64 (0.52%) CISA
15 59 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 55 (0.44%) MCSA
17 53 (0.43%) MCP
18 52 (0.42%) MCSE
19 49 (0.39%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 542 (4.36%) QA
2 391 (3.15%) PMO
3 353 (2.84%) SLA
4 344 (2.77%) Data Quality
5 316 (2.54%) GDPR
6 75 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 54 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 53 (0.43%) MiFID
9 49 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 29 (0.23%) PSD2
11 28 (0.23%) IFRS
12 22 (0.18%) EMIR
13 21 (0.17%) COBIT
14 13 (0.10%) GxP
14 13 (0.10%) IFRS 9
14 13 (0.10%) SEPA
15 12 (0.097%) Basel III
15 12 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
16 11 (0.089%) Solvency II
17 10 (0.081%) HL7
System Software
1 1,134 (9.13%) Active Directory
2 184 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (0.63%) XenApp
4 60 (0.48%) XenDesktop
5 52 (0.42%) vSphere
6 51 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 47 (0.38%) Hyper-V
8 39 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 35 (0.28%) Docker
10 21 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (0.16%) VMware Server
12 18 (0.14%) BitLocker
13 17 (0.14%) XenServer
14 16 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
14 16 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
15 14 (0.11%) Terminal Services
16 11 (0.089%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.064%) HDFS
18 7 (0.056%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 267 (2.15%) SCCM
2 79 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 66 (0.53%) HP ALM
4 50 (0.40%) WSUS
5 46 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 43 (0.35%) AirWatch
7 38 (0.31%) SCOM
8 30 (0.24%) Control-M
9 28 (0.23%) Ansible
9 28 (0.23%) vCenter Server
10 27 (0.22%) Kubernetes
11 26 (0.21%) Nessus
12 24 (0.19%) Backup Exec
13 23 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
14 21 (0.17%) NetBackup
14 21 (0.17%) QRadar
14 21 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
15 20 (0.16%) OpenView
15 20 (0.16%) Puppet
16 19 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,859 (14.97%) Microsoft
2 823 (6.63%) Oracle
3 629 (5.06%) SAP
4 353 (2.84%) Citrix
5 308 (2.48%) VMware
6 294 (2.37%) Cisco
7 267 (2.15%) ServiceNow
8 263 (2.12%) Tableau
9 227 (1.83%) HP
10 221 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
11 197 (1.59%) Remedy
12 195 (1.57%) Google
13 168 (1.35%) Apple
14 137 (1.10%) IBM
15 123 (0.99%) Adobe
16 110 (0.89%) Workday
17 87 (0.70%) Sony
18 78 (0.63%) McAfee
19 73 (0.59%) Red Hat
20 72 (0.58%) webMethods