Period
to 14 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 8,798 12,689 14,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.19% 13.22% 15.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.98% 13.95% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,883 8,386 9,851
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £168 £180 £206
90th Percentile £561 £556 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 601 628
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.51% +3.87%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £32.00 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +4.69%

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 67,799 90,976 90,214
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 94.78% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,828 61,027 60,388
England median daily rate £463 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,542 2,735 2,608
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -1.07% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.05 £10.96
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.32 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.42% -1.07% +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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019. 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 -4 3,867 £450 +3.45% 545
South East -2 1,729 £400 +2.56% 339
North of England -2 1,276 £375 +2.74% 421
Midlands -4 697 £361 -3.67% 282
South West -1 678 £375 - 186
North West 0 677 £375 +3.45% 242
East of England 0 526 £375 - 161
West Midlands -4 470 £369 -5.38% 189
Yorkshire -2 461 £375 - 138
East Midlands -5 219 £350 - 90
North East -1 139 £364 +3.93% 41
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 2,017 (22.93%) Finance
2 1,825 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
3 1,443 (16.40%) Microsoft
4 1,312 (14.91%) SQL
5 1,271 (14.45%) Windows
6 1,147 (13.04%) Business Analysis
7 1,109 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
8 982 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 890 (10.12%) Microsoft Excel
10 819 (9.31%) Microsoft Office
11 813 (9.24%) Active Directory
12 800 (9.09%) ITIL
13 776 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
14 712 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
15 681 (7.74%) Analytics
16 651 (7.40%) Office 365
17 644 (7.32%) Data Analysis
18 639 (7.26%) Migration
19 614 (6.98%) Security Cleared
20 598 (6.80%) JIRA
21 583 (6.63%) User Stories
22 569 (6.47%) Banking
23 562 (6.39%) Public Sector
24 533 (6.06%) Scrum
25 506 (5.75%) Windows 10
26 482 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
27 473 (5.38%) Degree
28 469 (5.33%) Project Management
29 459 (5.22%) Oracle
30 446 (5.07%) Data Modelling

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
1 332 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 300 (3.41%) Confluence
3 166 (1.89%) MS Exchange
4 123 (1.40%) SAS
5 70 (0.80%) Skype for Business
6 61 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 43 (0.49%) IIS
8 40 (0.45%) CMS
9 38 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 26 (0.30%) IBM Notes
11 22 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 18 (0.20%) Apache Spark
13 16 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (0.16%) WebSphere
16 12 (0.14%) ArcGIS
16 12 (0.14%) WebLogic
17 11 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
17 11 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 890 (10.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 819 (9.31%) Microsoft Office
3 300 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 248 (2.82%) MS Visio
5 78 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 57 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (0.27%) SPSS
8 8 (0.091%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.080%) Stata
10 6 (0.068%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.057%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.045%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.034%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.034%) Mozilla Thunderbird
13 3 (0.034%) Windchill
14 2 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.023%) Snagit
15 1 (0.011%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.011%) Revit
Business Applications
1 149 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 44 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 36 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 28 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 27 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 21 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 20 (0.23%) SAP HR
8 19 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
9 18 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
9 18 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 17 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
11 16 (0.18%) NetSuite
12 15 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
13 14 (0.16%) Markit EDM
13 14 (0.16%) SAP FI
13 14 (0.16%) SAP MDG
14 13 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
15 12 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 651 (7.40%) Office 365
2 414 (4.71%) Azure
3 391 (4.44%) Power Platform
4 211 (2.40%) AWS
5 144 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
6 79 (0.90%) SaaS
7 62 (0.70%) Google Analytics
8 59 (0.67%) GCP
9 41 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
10 38 (0.43%) OneDrive
11 36 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
12 30 (0.34%) PaaS
13 25 (0.28%) GitHub
14 23 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
15 22 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
15 22 (0.25%) IaaS
15 22 (0.25%) PowerApps
16 18 (0.20%) Google Sheets
17 17 (0.19%) Amazon S3
17 17 (0.19%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 182 (2.07%) Firewall
2 124 (1.41%) WAN
3 118 (1.34%) LAN
4 108 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 104 (1.18%) VPN
6 102 (1.16%) Internet
7 92 (1.05%) DNS
8 90 (1.02%) Skype
9 77 (0.88%) DHCP
10 60 (0.68%) VoIP
11 54 (0.61%) Network Security
12 44 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
13 40 (0.45%) HTTP
14 39 (0.44%) FTP
15 36 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
16 35 (0.40%) Wireless
17 32 (0.36%) Intranet
18 28 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
19 27 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
20 26 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 399 (4.54%) SQL Server
2 388 (4.41%) Power BI
3 280 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
4 141 (1.60%) Big Data
5 140 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 120 (1.36%) Relational Database
7 109 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 68 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
9 67 (0.76%) Hadoop
10 66 (0.75%) QlikView
11 59 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 58 (0.66%) MS Access
13 52 (0.59%) Oracle Database
14 50 (0.57%) Data Lake
15 46 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
16 45 (0.51%) Data Mining
17 41 (0.47%) NoSQL
18 36 (0.41%) MongoDB
19 34 (0.39%) MySQL
20 33 (0.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 598 (6.80%) JIRA
2 231 (2.63%) Selenium
3 133 (1.51%) Cucumber
4 72 (0.82%) WebDriver
5 67 (0.76%) Visual Studio
6 65 (0.74%) Postman
7 63 (0.72%) JMeter
8 62 (0.70%) Jenkins
8 62 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 54 (0.61%) SoapUI
10 51 (0.58%) Git (software)
11 49 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
12 33 (0.38%) Gatling
13 27 (0.31%) Eclipse
14 22 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 21 (0.24%) LoadRunner
15 21 (0.24%) SpecFlow
15 21 (0.24%) Zephyr
16 18 (0.20%) Subversion
16 18 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 2,017 (22.93%) Finance
2 569 (6.47%) Banking
3 562 (6.39%) Public Sector
4 393 (4.47%) Retail
5 239 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 214 (2.43%) Marketing
7 191 (2.17%) Legal
8 178 (2.02%) Law
9 165 (1.88%) Front Office
10 147 (1.67%) Manufacturing
11 126 (1.43%) Investment Banking
12 96 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
13 90 (1.02%) Advertising
14 89 (1.01%) Financial Institution
15 76 (0.86%) Local Government
16 62 (0.70%) Back Office
17 54 (0.61%) Billing
17 54 (0.61%) Publishing
18 50 (0.57%) General Ledger
19 47 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (1.99%) XML
2 159 (1.81%) .NET
3 100 (1.14%) Web Services
4 98 (1.11%) HTML
5 79 (0.90%) JSON
6 54 (0.61%) CSS
7 48 (0.55%) SOAP
8 46 (0.52%) RESTful
9 44 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
10 42 (0.48%) REST
11 41 (0.47%) Gherkin
12 29 (0.33%) AngularJS
13 28 (0.32%) Middleware
14 25 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
15 20 (0.23%) React
16 18 (0.20%) ASP.NET
17 17 (0.19%) LDAP
17 17 (0.19%) Node.js
18 16 (0.18%) jQuery
18 16 (0.18%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1,109 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
2 332 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 247 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
4 211 (2.40%) NHS
5 205 (2.33%) User Experience
6 91 (1.03%) Data Centre
6 91 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 89 (1.01%) Blackberry
8 86 (0.98%) Derivative
9 72 (0.82%) Equities
10 70 (0.80%) Data Structures
11 68 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
11 68 (0.77%) iPhone
12 62 (0.70%) Fixed Income
13 53 (0.60%) Mobile App
14 51 (0.58%) Reference Data
15 47 (0.53%) Smartphone
16 43 (0.49%) Credit Risk
17 42 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
18 41 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,271 (14.45%) Windows
2 506 (5.75%) Windows 10
3 352 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 264 (3.00%) Linux
5 240 (2.73%) Windows Server
6 194 (2.21%) Unix
7 124 (1.41%) Android
8 123 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 86 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 77 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 52 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 50 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 50 (0.57%) Windows XP
13 38 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (0.33%) Solaris
15 26 (0.30%) Mac OS
16 20 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 15 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
18 14 (0.16%) zOS
19 12 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,825 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,147 (13.04%) Business Analysis
3 982 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 800 (9.09%) ITIL
5 776 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 712 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
7 681 (7.74%) Analytics
8 644 (7.32%) Data Analysis
9 639 (7.26%) Migration
10 583 (6.63%) User Stories
11 533 (6.06%) Scrum
12 482 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 469 (5.33%) Project Management
14 446 (5.07%) Data Modelling
15 417 (4.74%) Test Automation
16 410 (4.66%) Change Management
17 371 (4.22%) Workshop Facilitation
18 356 (4.05%) CRM
19 324 (3.68%) Information Security
20 309 (3.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1,312 (14.91%) SQL
2 329 (3.74%) Python
3 227 (2.58%) Java
4 164 (1.86%) JavaScript
5 161 (1.83%) C#
6 145 (1.65%) PowerShell
7 142 (1.61%) R
8 131 (1.49%) C
9 119 (1.35%) VBA
10 90 (1.02%) T-SQL
11 57 (0.65%) PL/SQL
12 41 (0.47%) C++
13 35 (0.40%) VB
14 27 (0.31%) Scala
15 26 (0.30%) Bash Shell
16 21 (0.24%) Perl
16 21 (0.24%) VBScript
17 18 (0.20%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.17%) Groovy
18 15 (0.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 614 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 473 (5.38%) Degree
3 439 (4.99%) SC Cleared
4 224 (2.55%) ISEB
5 119 (1.35%) ISTQB
6 94 (1.07%) CISSP
7 92 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 90 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 87 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 77 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
11 61 (0.69%) CCNA
11 61 (0.69%) MCP
12 60 (0.68%) IIBA
13 55 (0.63%) CISM
14 52 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 48 (0.55%) ACCA
15 48 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
15 48 (0.55%) CIMA
16 45 (0.51%) PMI Certification
17 42 (0.48%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 371 (4.22%) QA
2 282 (3.21%) SLA
3 254 (2.89%) Data Quality
4 212 (2.41%) PMO
5 169 (1.92%) GDPR
6 91 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 42 (0.48%) NIST
8 37 (0.42%) MiFID
9 33 (0.38%) PCI DSS
10 28 (0.32%) IFRS
11 27 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 23 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 22 (0.25%) Solvency II
14 21 (0.24%) EMIR
15 16 (0.18%) SEPA
16 14 (0.16%) COBIT
17 12 (0.14%) ISO 9001
17 12 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 10 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
18 10 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 813 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 118 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (0.66%) XenApp
4 56 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 52 (0.59%) vSphere
6 27 (0.31%) XenDesktop
7 21 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
8 20 (0.23%) Docker
9 19 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (0.15%) Firmware
11 13 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (0.10%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 9 (0.10%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.091%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.091%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.080%) Snort
15 5 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.057%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 169 (1.92%) SCCM
2 57 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
3 35 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 33 (0.38%) AirWatch
5 31 (0.35%) Nessus
6 30 (0.34%) SCOM
7 27 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
8 22 (0.25%) HP ALM
8 22 (0.25%) WSUS
9 18 (0.20%) Control-M
10 17 (0.19%) OpenView
11 16 (0.18%) CSIRT
11 16 (0.18%) Kubernetes
12 15 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 12 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (0.13%) CASB
14 11 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
14 11 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (0.13%) QRadar
15 10 (0.11%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,443 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 459 (5.22%) Oracle
3 413 (4.69%) SAP
4 239 (2.72%) Tableau
5 225 (2.56%) Citrix
6 214 (2.43%) ServiceNow
7 212 (2.41%) Cisco
8 199 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
9 194 (2.21%) VMware
10 176 (2.00%) Google
11 106 (1.20%) HP
12 103 (1.17%) Splunk
13 93 (1.06%) Apple
14 90 (1.02%) Adobe
15 87 (0.99%) Remedy
16 72 (0.82%) IBM
17 68 (0.77%) Sony
18 56 (0.64%) Ivanti
19 51 (0.58%) Red Hat
20 48 (0.55%) Cognos