Period
to 13 April 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 April 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
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 4,721 6,335 11,244
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 11.33% 11.76% 12.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.22% 12.53% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,206 4,293 7,636
10th Percentile £180 £163 £198
25th Percentile £309 £291 £304
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
75th Percentile £525 £495 £488
90th Percentile £613 £556 £575
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 418 511
10th Percentile £10.85 £11.10 £10.38
25th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate £16.23 £16.00 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.44% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £23.75 £20.75 £20.03
90th Percentile £35.84 £29.13 £30.59
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -

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 38,630 50,558 83,611
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.67% 93.89% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,701 34,049 57,020
10th Percentile £275 £238 £275
25th Percentile £375 £363 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £475
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £463
% change year-on-year +3.26% -0.70% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,413 1,898 2,371
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.59 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.00 £13.05
Median hourly rate £21.56 £18.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.54% +2.78% +2.86%
75th Percentile £44.00 £37.50 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.00 £51.25 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.83
% change year-on-year +20.32% +4.91% +1.86%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 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
London 0 2,316 £471 +4.67% 342
South East -2 639 £400 - 124
North of England 0 560 £350 - 155
Midlands +4 455 £337 -7.60% 149
North West +1 326 £350 +4.09% 88
West Midlands +5 318 £350 -6.67% 115
East of England +2 282 £311 -9.78% 75
South West 0 237 £425 +10.46% 72
Yorkshire -2 186 £358 -3.38% 55
East Midlands +1 134 £138 -57.69% 33
North East +5 48 £381 +5.17% 12
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 England region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 1,207 (25.57%) Finance
2 1,036 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
3 921 (19.51%) SQL
4 629 (13.32%) Business Analysis
5 596 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
6 573 (12.14%) Microsoft
7 510 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 472 (10.00%) Windows
9 456 (9.66%) Microsoft Excel
10 438 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
10 438 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
11 433 (9.17%) Requirements Gathering
12 427 (9.04%) Data Analysis
12 427 (9.04%) Security Cleared
13 395 (8.37%) Banking
14 394 (8.35%) Azure
15 387 (8.20%) Analytics
16 376 (7.96%) Migration
17 367 (7.77%) User Stories
18 348 (7.37%) Public Sector
19 326 (6.91%) Active Directory
20 323 (6.84%) Power Platform
21 318 (6.74%) Power BI
22 316 (6.69%) JIRA
23 314 (6.65%) SC Cleared
23 314 (6.65%) Python
24 298 (6.31%) ITIL
25 295 (6.25%) Oracle
26 291 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
27 283 (5.99%) Microsoft 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
1 158 (3.35%) Confluence
2 123 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 51 (1.08%) SAS
4 37 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 25 (0.53%) CMS
6 16 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 14 (0.30%) ArcGIS
7 14 (0.30%) Skype for Business
8 11 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (0.21%) IIS
9 10 (0.21%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.15%) Apache
10 7 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
10 7 (0.15%) Jadu
10 7 (0.15%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 456 (9.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 291 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
3 114 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 107 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 56 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.19%) SPSS
8 7 (0.15%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.13%) Stata
10 4 (0.085%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.042%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.021%) CATIA
12 1 (0.021%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.021%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.021%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 35 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 31 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
4 20 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 18 (0.38%) Markit EDM
5 18 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 16 (0.34%) Magento
7 14 (0.30%) NetSuite
7 14 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
7 14 (0.30%) SAP FI-CA
7 14 (0.30%) SAP PSCD
8 12 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (0.25%) Eagle PACE
8 12 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 11 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
9 11 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
10 9 (0.19%) Sentinel
10 9 (0.19%) thinkFolio
11 7 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 394 (8.35%) Azure
2 323 (6.84%) Power Platform
3 283 (5.99%) Microsoft 365
4 170 (3.60%) AWS
5 65 (1.38%) SaaS
6 64 (1.36%) GCP
7 42 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
8 34 (0.72%) Google Analytics
9 25 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (0.44%) PaaS
11 19 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
11 19 (0.40%) PowerApps
12 17 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
13 15 (0.32%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.32%) Serverless
14 14 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
15 13 (0.28%) GitHub
16 12 (0.25%) OneDrive
17 11 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 11 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (2.22%) Firewall
2 62 (1.31%) WAN
3 55 (1.17%) LAN
4 53 (1.12%) Network Security
5 50 (1.06%) Internet
6 41 (0.87%) VPN
7 37 (0.78%) DNS
8 34 (0.72%) TCP/IP
9 29 (0.61%) VoIP
10 26 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
11 25 (0.53%) DHCP
12 20 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
12 20 (0.42%) Wireless
13 19 (0.40%) FTP
14 18 (0.38%) Skype
15 17 (0.36%) PBX
16 16 (0.34%) HTTP
17 14 (0.30%) RTP
18 13 (0.28%) Intranet
19 9 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (6.74%) Power BI
2 186 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
3 181 (3.83%) SQL Server
4 169 (3.58%) Tableau
5 71 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 70 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 64 (1.36%) Relational Database
8 57 (1.21%) Big Data
9 44 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 42 (0.89%) Data Lake
11 37 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
11 37 (0.78%) QlikView
12 32 (0.68%) Data Mining
13 28 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
13 28 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
14 24 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
15 23 (0.49%) BigQuery
15 23 (0.49%) MySQL
16 22 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
16 22 (0.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 316 (6.69%) JIRA
2 52 (1.10%) Selenium
3 47 (1.00%) Cucumber
4 39 (0.83%) Git (software)
5 31 (0.66%) Postman
6 22 (0.47%) Jenkins
7 21 (0.44%) LoadRunner
7 21 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 20 (0.42%) SoapUI
9 18 (0.38%) JMeter
10 16 (0.34%) Eclipse
11 13 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 13 (0.28%) Toad
12 10 (0.21%) Gatling
13 9 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.17%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (0.17%) WebDriver
15 7 (0.15%) Appium
15 7 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,207 (25.57%) Finance
2 395 (8.37%) Banking
3 348 (7.37%) Public Sector
4 218 (4.62%) Retail
5 208 (4.41%) Front Office
6 128 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 112 (2.37%) Investment Banking
7 112 (2.37%) Marketing
8 99 (2.10%) Legal
9 98 (2.08%) Manufacturing
10 74 (1.57%) Back Office
11 64 (1.36%) Law
12 46 (0.97%) Local Government
13 40 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
14 38 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.78%) Publishing
16 36 (0.76%) Electronics
17 24 (0.51%) Billing
17 24 (0.51%) German Language
18 22 (0.47%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (1.74%) XML
2 67 (1.42%) .NET
3 53 (1.12%) JSON
4 39 (0.83%) Web Services
5 35 (0.74%) HTML
6 32 (0.68%) Middleware
7 28 (0.59%) RESTful
8 25 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
9 23 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
10 19 (0.40%) EDI
11 17 (0.36%) CSS
12 16 (0.34%) Gherkin
12 16 (0.34%) REST
13 15 (0.32%) AngularJS
14 12 (0.25%) SailPoint
15 11 (0.23%) ASP.NET
15 11 (0.23%) React
15 11 (0.23%) SOAP
16 10 (0.21%) LDAP
16 10 (0.21%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 596 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (4.22%) NHS
3 160 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 136 (2.88%) User Experience
5 113 (2.39%) Derivative
6 112 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
7 93 (1.97%) Equities
8 71 (1.50%) Hedge funds
9 70 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 58 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
11 57 (1.21%) Reference Data
12 55 (1.17%) Fixed Income
13 49 (1.04%) Data Structures
14 37 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
15 34 (0.72%) Data Centre
15 34 (0.72%) Virtual Team
16 33 (0.70%) Credit Risk
16 33 (0.70%) Reinsurance
17 32 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
18 31 (0.66%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 472 (10.00%) Windows
2 177 (3.75%) Windows 10
3 101 (2.14%) Linux
4 82 (1.74%) Unix
5 58 (1.23%) Windows Server
6 55 (1.17%) Windows 7
7 25 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
9 21 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 18 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (0.36%) Android
12 13 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 12 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (0.23%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.17%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
17 4 (0.085%) CentOS
17 4 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.064%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,036 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
2 629 (13.32%) Business Analysis
3 510 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 438 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
4 438 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
5 433 (9.17%) Requirements Gathering
6 427 (9.04%) Data Analysis
7 387 (8.20%) Analytics
8 376 (7.96%) Migration
9 367 (7.77%) User Stories
10 298 (6.31%) ITIL
11 272 (5.76%) Change Management
12 259 (5.49%) Data Modelling
13 226 (4.79%) Cybersecurity
14 222 (4.70%) Scrum
15 215 (4.55%) Project Management
16 210 (4.45%) Workshop Facilitation
17 194 (4.11%) Waterfall
18 193 (4.09%) User Acceptance Testing
19 188 (3.98%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 921 (19.51%) SQL
2 314 (6.65%) Python
3 94 (1.99%) JavaScript
4 84 (1.78%) Java
5 78 (1.65%) R
6 72 (1.53%) VBA
7 71 (1.50%) C#
8 55 (1.17%) T-SQL
9 54 (1.14%) PowerShell
10 46 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 42 (0.89%) C
12 41 (0.87%) C++
13 18 (0.38%) VB
14 13 (0.28%) TypeScript
15 11 (0.23%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 9 (0.19%) Perl
17 7 (0.15%) RPG
18 6 (0.13%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 427 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 314 (6.65%) SC Cleared
3 231 (4.89%) Degree
4 86 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 72 (1.53%) ISEB
6 57 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 50 (1.06%) CISSP
8 39 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 38 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
10 29 (0.61%) CISM
11 27 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 25 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
14 23 (0.49%) PhD
15 22 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
16 17 (0.36%) MCSA
17 15 (0.32%) DBS Check
17 15 (0.32%) PMP
18 14 (0.30%) PMI Certification
19 13 (0.28%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (4.55%) QA
2 159 (3.37%) Data Quality
3 125 (2.65%) SLA
4 89 (1.89%) PMO
5 71 (1.50%) NIST
6 66 (1.40%) GDPR
7 34 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 33 (0.70%) IFRS
9 27 (0.57%) NCSC
10 21 (0.44%) PCI DSS
11 20 (0.42%) MiFID
12 17 (0.36%) COREP
13 12 (0.25%) IFRS 9
14 11 (0.23%) COBIT
14 11 (0.23%) GRC
15 10 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 9 (0.19%) EMIR
16 9 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 8 (0.17%) FATCA
18 7 (0.15%) Basel III
System Software
1 326 (6.91%) Active Directory
2 38 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.28%) Docker
4 13 (0.28%) Terminal Services
5 10 (0.21%) XenApp
6 8 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.085%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.085%) vSphere
9 3 (0.064%) Firmware
9 3 (0.064%) HDFS
9 3 (0.064%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.042%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.042%) Snort
11 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.021%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 34 (0.72%) SCCM
2 29 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (0.28%) Kubernetes
4 12 (0.25%) SCOM
5 9 (0.19%) HP ALM
6 7 (0.15%) CASB
6 7 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.11%) Terraform
8 4 (0.085%) Ansible
8 4 (0.085%) CSIRT
8 4 (0.085%) EnCase
8 4 (0.085%) SCSM
8 4 (0.085%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.064%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.064%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.064%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.064%) Puppet
9 3 (0.064%) QRadar
Vendors
1 573 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 295 (6.25%) Oracle
3 253 (5.36%) SAP
4 137 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 99 (2.10%) ServiceNow
6 78 (1.65%) Google
7 77 (1.63%) Cisco
8 69 (1.46%) Citrix
9 68 (1.44%) Splunk
10 62 (1.31%) VMware
11 51 (1.08%) HP
12 36 (0.76%) Adobe
13 35 (0.74%) Remedy
14 29 (0.61%) Informatica
15 28 (0.59%) Bloomberg
15 28 (0.59%) SolarWinds
16 27 (0.57%) Murex
16 27 (0.57%) Palo Alto
17 26 (0.55%) Fortinet
18 25 (0.53%) Atlassian