Period
to

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 6 10 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 9,508 5,392 5,021
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 13.40% 11.71% 11.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.36% 12.62% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,755 3,686 3,371
10th Percentile £206 £185 £170
25th Percentile £358 £313 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £550 £525 £494
90th Percentile £638 £608 £563
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 350 322
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.00 £11.10
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.41 £12.42
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.24 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.56% +1.50% +5.33%
75th Percentile £22.38 £23.21 £21.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.04 £32.83
UK median hourly rate £15.74 £16.38 £16.06
% change year-on-year -3.88% +1.96% +6.85%

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 66,197 42,724 40,980
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 92.78% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,223 29,544 27,597
10th Percentile £313 £288 £250
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £640 £588 £575
90th Percentile £743 £675 £660
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £465
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -1.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,821 1,444 1,453
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.43 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.50 £14.36 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%
75th Percentile £49.25 £43.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £64.75 £56.50 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £22.42 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.65% +18.00% +5.56%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in England

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Analyst in England

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in England

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in England

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +4 5,149 £500 +5.26% 553
South East +2 1,117 £425 +3.03% 251
North of England 0 1,018 £405 +12.50% 312
Midlands 0 874 £400 +14.29% 205
West Midlands 0 629 £415 +15.28% 138
North West -1 554 £384 +8.32% 170
East of England 0 497 £400 +45.45% 102
Yorkshire +3 416 £425 +16.44% 112
South West +2 381 £425 - 108
East Midlands -2 232 £360 +80.00% 65
North East -6 52 £400 +4.92% 30
South Coast - 1 £600 -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, Analyst contract jobs required the following 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 2,736 (28.78%) Social Skills
2 2,618 (27.53%) Finance
3 2,491 (26.20%) Agile
4 1,636 (17.21%) SQL
5 1,476 (15.52%) Business Analysis
6 1,388 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
7 1,281 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,271 (13.37%) Microsoft
9 955 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
10 952 (10.01%) Requirements Gathering
11 881 (9.27%) Windows
12 863 (9.08%) Microsoft Excel
13 835 (8.78%) User Stories
14 821 (8.63%) Banking
15 819 (8.61%) JIRA
16 801 (8.42%) Analytics
17 792 (8.33%) Data Analysis
18 783 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
19 777 (8.17%) ITIL
20 695 (7.31%) Migration
21 679 (7.14%) Azure
22 666 (7.00%) Security Cleared
23 654 (6.88%) Public Sector
24 647 (6.80%) Microsoft 365
25 621 (6.53%) Power Platform
26 616 (6.48%) Microsoft Office
27 607 (6.38%) Workshop Facilitation
28 606 (6.37%) Active Directory
29 577 (6.07%) Power BI
30 573 (6.03%) Project Management

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
1 425 (4.47%) Confluence
2 274 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 83 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 78 (0.82%) SAS
5 56 (0.59%) CMS
6 25 (0.26%) WebLogic
7 24 (0.25%) Skype for Business
8 19 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 17 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (0.17%) MTS
11 15 (0.16%) Apache Spark
12 13 (0.14%) Apache
13 12 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (0.13%) IIS
13 12 (0.13%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.11%) ArcGIS
14 10 (0.11%) Mule
15 8 (0.084%) Apache Airflow
16 7 (0.074%) SharePoint 2013
17 6 (0.063%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 863 (9.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 616 (6.48%) Microsoft Office
3 302 (3.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 238 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 81 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
6 56 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (0.25%) SPSS
8 21 (0.22%) Chatbot
9 17 (0.18%) Stata
10 4 (0.042%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.032%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.032%) CATIA
11 3 (0.032%) Windchill
12 2 (0.021%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.011%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.011%) FileZilla
13 1 (0.011%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.011%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.011%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 74 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 46 (0.48%) NetSuite
4 26 (0.27%) Workday HCM
5 21 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
5 21 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 20 (0.21%) Endur
6 20 (0.21%) HiPortfolio
6 20 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 19 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
7 19 (0.20%) SAP FI-CA
7 19 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
8 17 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
8 17 (0.18%) SAP FI-GL
9 16 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
10 15 (0.16%) BondVision
10 15 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
10 15 (0.16%) SAP BPC
10 15 (0.16%) Sentinel
10 15 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 679 (7.14%) Azure
2 647 (6.80%) Microsoft 365
3 621 (6.53%) Power Platform
4 243 (2.56%) AWS
5 142 (1.49%) SaaS
6 135 (1.42%) GCP
7 119 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
8 97 (1.02%) Google Analytics
9 68 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
10 63 (0.66%) Google Data Studio
11 57 (0.60%) GitHub
12 37 (0.39%) Snowflake
13 36 (0.38%) Collibra
14 35 (0.37%) PaaS
15 34 (0.36%) PowerApps
16 32 (0.34%) Mimecast
17 30 (0.32%) Power Automate
18 29 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
18 29 (0.31%) Tricentis Tosca
19 28 (0.29%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 113 (1.19%) Firewall
2 89 (0.94%) TCP/IP
3 85 (0.89%) VPN
4 83 (0.87%) LAN
5 81 (0.85%) WAN
6 61 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
7 59 (0.62%) VoIP
8 55 (0.58%) DNS
9 50 (0.53%) Network Security
10 45 (0.47%) DHCP
11 43 (0.45%) Wireless
12 38 (0.40%) SAN
13 36 (0.38%) Internet
14 31 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
15 29 (0.31%) SSH
16 25 (0.26%) Skype
17 21 (0.22%) HTTP
18 19 (0.20%) Unified Communications
19 16 (0.17%) MPLS
19 16 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 577 (6.07%) Power BI
2 323 (3.40%) SQL Server
3 282 (2.97%) Tableau
4 281 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 118 (1.24%) Relational Database
6 111 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 109 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 79 (0.83%) Metadata
9 74 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
10 72 (0.76%) BigQuery
11 71 (0.75%) MySQL
12 62 (0.65%) Big Data
12 62 (0.65%) Oracle Database
13 53 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
14 52 (0.55%) Looker
15 51 (0.54%) Data Lake
16 45 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
17 43 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
18 40 (0.42%) Data Mining
19 39 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 819 (8.61%) JIRA
2 78 (0.82%) Selenium
3 67 (0.70%) Postman
4 62 (0.65%) Jenkins
5 55 (0.58%) Cucumber
6 54 (0.57%) SoapUI
7 52 (0.55%) JMeter
8 49 (0.52%) Git (software)
9 39 (0.41%) GitLab
10 37 (0.39%) Bitbucket
11 28 (0.29%) Toad
11 28 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
11 28 (0.29%) Zephyr
12 26 (0.27%) Visual Studio
13 22 (0.23%) Eclipse
14 21 (0.22%) ERwin
15 18 (0.19%) Subversion
16 17 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (0.17%) Balsamiq
17 16 (0.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,736 (28.78%) Social Skills
2 2,618 (27.53%) Finance
3 1,388 (14.60%) Analytical Skills
4 821 (8.63%) Banking
5 654 (6.88%) Public Sector
6 543 (5.71%) Retail
7 457 (4.81%) Presentation Skills
8 285 (3.00%) Marketing
9 274 (2.88%) Front Office
10 272 (2.86%) Telecoms
11 250 (2.63%) Legal
12 247 (2.60%) Investment Banking
13 195 (2.05%) Law
14 193 (2.03%) Influencing Skills
15 163 (1.71%) Organisational Skills
16 133 (1.40%) Documentation Skills
17 130 (1.37%) Back Office
18 124 (1.30%) Manufacturing
19 99 (1.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 96 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (1.87%) XML
2 151 (1.59%) .NET
3 87 (0.92%) JSON
4 71 (0.75%) HTML
5 47 (0.49%) Middleware
5 47 (0.49%) SOAP
6 43 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 41 (0.43%) Web Services
8 39 (0.41%) Kafka
9 37 (0.39%) HTML5
10 35 (0.37%) RESTful
11 34 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
12 30 (0.32%) REST
13 27 (0.28%) CSS
14 22 (0.23%) Gherkin
14 22 (0.23%) SailPoint
15 21 (0.22%) Swagger
16 20 (0.21%) ADO
17 17 (0.18%) Rendezvous
17 17 (0.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 313 (3.29%) Management Information System
2 241 (2.53%) NHS
3 227 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
4 201 (2.11%) User Experience
5 162 (1.70%) Derivative
6 135 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 110 (1.16%) Fixed Income
8 105 (1.10%) Virtual Team
9 101 (1.06%) Data Centre
10 97 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
11 95 (1.00%) Data Structures
12 92 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
13 81 (0.85%) Renewable Energy
14 76 (0.80%) Equities
15 72 (0.76%) SWIFT
16 69 (0.73%) Mobile App
17 64 (0.67%) Credit Risk
18 59 (0.62%) Reference Data
19 55 (0.58%) Market Risk
20 54 (0.57%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 881 (9.27%) Windows
2 335 (3.52%) Windows 10
3 236 (2.48%) Linux
4 202 (2.12%) Unix
5 175 (1.84%) Windows Server
6 76 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 66 (0.69%) Android
9 60 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
10 54 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 44 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 38 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 37 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 32 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
15 23 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 21 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.084%) MVS
17 8 (0.084%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.074%) HPUX
19 5 (0.053%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,491 (26.20%) Agile
2 1,476 (15.52%) Business Analysis
3 1,281 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 955 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
5 952 (10.01%) Requirements Gathering
6 835 (8.78%) User Stories
7 801 (8.42%) Analytics
8 792 (8.33%) Data Analysis
9 783 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
10 777 (8.17%) ITIL
11 695 (7.31%) Migration
12 607 (6.38%) Workshop Facilitation
13 573 (6.03%) Project Management
14 568 (5.97%) Scrum
15 564 (5.93%) Change Management
16 553 (5.82%) User Acceptance Testing
17 513 (5.40%) Waterfall
18 499 (5.25%) Data Modelling
19 432 (4.54%) Acceptance Criteria
20 415 (4.36%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,636 (17.21%) SQL
2 462 (4.86%) Python
3 183 (1.92%) Java
4 166 (1.75%) R
5 151 (1.59%) C#
6 136 (1.43%) PowerShell
7 104 (1.09%) C
8 103 (1.08%) JavaScript
9 102 (1.07%) VBA
10 77 (0.81%) T-SQL
11 66 (0.69%) PL/SQL
12 48 (0.50%) C++
13 46 (0.48%) TypeScript
14 39 (0.41%) Shell Script
15 38 (0.40%) Perl
16 28 (0.29%) Go
17 23 (0.24%) VB
18 19 (0.20%) RPG
19 17 (0.18%) Bash
20 16 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 666 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 538 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 420 (4.42%) Degree
4 136 (1.43%) ISEB
5 126 (1.33%) ISTQB
6 102 (1.07%) DV Cleared
7 93 (0.98%) MCP
8 85 (0.89%) CISSP
8 85 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 74 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 70 (0.74%) CISM
11 66 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
12 59 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
13 56 (0.59%) IIBA
14 53 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
15 49 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
16 48 (0.50%) CCNA
17 42 (0.44%) MCSA
18 41 (0.43%) PMI Certification
19 39 (0.41%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 472 (4.96%) QA
2 356 (3.74%) Data Quality
3 333 (3.50%) PMO
4 295 (3.10%) SLA
5 120 (1.26%) GDPR
6 96 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 73 (0.77%) NIST
8 57 (0.60%) IFRS
8 57 (0.60%) MiFID
9 40 (0.42%) COBIT
10 35 (0.37%) Accessibility
10 35 (0.37%) EMIR
10 35 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 33 (0.35%) ISO 20022
12 30 (0.32%) GxP
13 29 (0.31%) GRC
13 29 (0.31%) SEPA
14 28 (0.29%) IFRS 17
15 27 (0.28%) PCI DSS
16 22 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 606 (6.37%) Active Directory
2 78 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 30 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 24 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (0.22%) vSphere
8 20 (0.21%) XenApp
9 16 (0.17%) Docker
10 10 (0.11%) Firmware
10 10 (0.11%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.084%) BitLocker
13 7 (0.074%) HDFS
13 7 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.053%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.042%) NFS
16 3 (0.032%) Oracle RAC
17 2 (0.021%) Oracle Clusterware
17 2 (0.021%) RACF
Systems Management
1 106 (1.11%) SCCM
2 73 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 56 (0.59%) Ansible
4 31 (0.33%) Kubernetes
5 30 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
6 29 (0.31%) HP ALM
7 28 (0.29%) AirWatch
8 24 (0.25%) BladeLogic
9 18 (0.19%) Control-M
10 17 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (0.18%) Terraform
11 16 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
12 13 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 13 (0.14%) WSUS
13 12 (0.13%) CSIRT
13 12 (0.13%) Grafana
13 12 (0.13%) SCOM
14 11 (0.12%) Nessus
14 11 (0.12%) NetBackup
14 11 (0.12%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1,271 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 449 (4.72%) Oracle
3 376 (3.95%) SAP
4 273 (2.87%) ServiceNow
5 246 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
6 197 (2.07%) Google
7 192 (2.02%) Citrix
8 141 (1.48%) Cisco
9 133 (1.40%) VMware
10 127 (1.34%) Splunk
11 89 (0.94%) Workday
12 82 (0.86%) Informatica
13 77 (0.81%) IBM
14 75 (0.79%) Adobe
15 73 (0.77%) Apple
16 69 (0.73%) HP
17 57 (0.60%) Remedy
18 54 (0.57%) Alteryx
19 50 (0.53%) Bloomberg
20 39 (0.41%) Red Hat