Period
to 24 October 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 14 8
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 8,398 2,871 9,562
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 12.49% 10.50% 12.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.36% 11.35% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,855 2,013 6,437
10th Percentile £180 £200 £175
25th Percentile £325 £313 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £538 £513 £488
90th Percentile £624 £600 £563
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 164 527
10th Percentile £11.36 £10.68 £10.25
25th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year - +3.23% +1.31%
75th Percentile £23.31 £23.19 £22.00
90th Percentile £32.40 £34.86 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £16.07 £16.00 £15.76
% change year-on-year +0.41% +1.52% +3.01%

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 62,842 25,304 72,519
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.46% 92.55% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,337 17,429 49,219
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £406 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,852 809 2,398
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.66 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -11.27% +17.65% +6.86%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.14 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £19.92 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.45% +15.79% +8.57%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 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
London +2 4,281 £500 +11.11% 496
South East +8 1,123 £425 +6.25% 258
North of England +6 922 £400 +10.34% 345
Midlands +5 861 £355 -5.33% 222
West Midlands +5 598 £375 -11.24% 160
North West +5 480 £375 +15.38% 170
East of England +8 436 £275 -21.43% 148
Yorkshire +1 377 £400 - 127
South West 0 347 £400 - 130
East Midlands +3 260 £340 +33.33% 61
North East +8 77 £394 -5.41% 48
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 2,205 (26.26%) Social Skills
2 2,152 (25.63%) Finance
3 2,079 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1,508 (17.96%) SQL
5 1,171 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1,144 (13.62%) Business Analysis
7 1,135 (13.52%) Microsoft
8 1,086 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 865 (10.30%) Microsoft Excel
10 820 (9.76%) Data Analysis
11 812 (9.67%) Windows
12 789 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
13 771 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
14 767 (9.13%) Requirements Gathering
15 739 (8.80%) User Stories
16 661 (7.87%) ITIL
17 659 (7.85%) Power Platform
18 650 (7.74%) Analytics
19 641 (7.63%) Banking
20 627 (7.47%) Power BI
21 624 (7.43%) JIRA
22 597 (7.11%) Active Directory
23 595 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
24 586 (6.98%) Azure
25 572 (6.81%) Migration
26 571 (6.80%) Microsoft 365
27 564 (6.72%) Public Sector
28 534 (6.36%) Security Cleared
29 512 (6.10%) Project Management
30 488 (5.81%) Workshop Facilitation

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
1 304 (3.62%) Confluence
2 243 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 93 (1.11%) SAS
4 58 (0.69%) MS Exchange
5 40 (0.48%) CMS
6 26 (0.31%) IIS
7 23 (0.27%) Apache
8 21 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 16 (0.19%) WebLogic
11 14 (0.17%) Apache Spark
11 14 (0.17%) Appian
12 12 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.14%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.13%) Skype for Business
14 10 (0.12%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.095%) ArcGIS
15 8 (0.095%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.095%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.083%) Jupyter
Applications
1 865 (10.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 595 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
3 274 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 233 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 89 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 69 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
7 28 (0.33%) SPSS
8 27 (0.32%) Stata
9 10 (0.12%) Oracle Smart View
10 6 (0.071%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.060%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.036%) Mingle
13 2 (0.024%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.012%) Adobe XD
14 1 (0.012%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.012%) LaTeX
14 1 (0.012%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.012%) ProjectWise
14 1 (0.012%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 71 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
3 33 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 31 (0.37%) NetSuite
5 19 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 19 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 16 (0.19%) Endur
7 15 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 14 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (0.17%) thinkFolio
8 14 (0.17%) Workday HCM
9 13 (0.15%) Markit EDM
9 13 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
10 12 (0.14%) Magento
10 12 (0.14%) Maximo
11 11 (0.13%) SAP FI
11 11 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 11 (0.13%) Sentinel
12 10 (0.12%) SAP HR
13 9 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 659 (7.85%) Power Platform
2 586 (6.98%) Azure
3 571 (6.80%) Microsoft 365
4 213 (2.54%) AWS
5 151 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
6 102 (1.21%) GCP
7 72 (0.86%) Google Analytics
8 70 (0.83%) SaaS
9 59 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
10 46 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
11 37 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
11 37 (0.44%) PaaS
12 33 (0.39%) PowerApps
12 33 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
13 31 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 28 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
15 24 (0.29%) Mimecast
16 23 (0.27%) GitHub
17 22 (0.26%) Collibra
17 22 (0.26%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 93 (1.11%) Firewall
2 82 (0.98%) LAN
3 76 (0.90%) VPN
4 70 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 67 (0.80%) WAN
6 55 (0.65%) DNS
7 43 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
8 41 (0.49%) 5G
9 39 (0.46%) GSM
9 39 (0.46%) Internet
10 38 (0.45%) 2G
11 37 (0.44%) Wireless
12 36 (0.43%) MVNO
13 33 (0.39%) DHCP
14 30 (0.36%) VoIP
15 28 (0.33%) Intranet
16 25 (0.30%) FTP
16 25 (0.30%) Network Security
17 24 (0.29%) HTTP
18 22 (0.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 627 (7.47%) Power BI
2 303 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 302 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
4 263 (3.13%) Tableau
5 122 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 108 (1.29%) Relational Database
7 96 (1.14%) QlikView
8 91 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 74 (0.88%) Data Lake
9 74 (0.88%) Qlik Sense
10 65 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
11 58 (0.69%) Big Data
11 58 (0.69%) Data Mining
12 45 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
13 44 (0.52%) Metadata
13 44 (0.52%) Oracle Database
14 43 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
15 41 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 40 (0.48%) MySQL
17 35 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 624 (7.43%) JIRA
2 113 (1.35%) Selenium
3 96 (1.14%) Cucumber
4 68 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 58 (0.69%) Postman
6 48 (0.57%) JMeter
7 47 (0.56%) Git (software)
8 38 (0.45%) Visual Studio
9 33 (0.39%) SoapUI
10 29 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
11 28 (0.33%) SpecFlow
12 27 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (0.31%) Zephyr
14 24 (0.29%) WebDriver
15 20 (0.24%) Gatling
16 18 (0.21%) Artifactory
16 18 (0.21%) Toad
17 17 (0.20%) Eclipse
18 16 (0.19%) Subversion
19 15 (0.18%) REST Assured
General
1 2,205 (26.26%) Social Skills
2 2,152 (25.63%) Finance
3 1,171 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
4 641 (7.63%) Banking
5 564 (6.72%) Public Sector
6 342 (4.07%) Retail
7 317 (3.77%) Presentation Skills
8 284 (3.38%) Marketing
9 222 (2.64%) Telecoms
10 216 (2.57%) Front Office
11 209 (2.49%) Investment Banking
12 196 (2.33%) Legal
13 187 (2.23%) Organisational Skills
14 148 (1.76%) Influencing Skills
15 133 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
16 122 (1.45%) Law
17 114 (1.36%) Manufacturing
18 106 (1.26%) Back Office
19 94 (1.12%) Local Government
20 54 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (1.67%) XML
2 127 (1.51%) .NET
3 91 (1.08%) Web Services
4 69 (0.82%) JSON
5 68 (0.81%) Middleware
6 62 (0.74%) HTML
7 41 (0.49%) Gherkin
8 40 (0.48%) CSS
9 38 (0.45%) SOAP
10 34 (0.40%) REST
11 30 (0.36%) RESTful
12 29 (0.35%) EDI
13 25 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
14 22 (0.26%) ASP.NET
14 22 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
15 20 (0.24%) .NET Framework
15 20 (0.24%) HTML5
16 19 (0.23%) LDAP
16 19 (0.23%) Shiny
17 17 (0.20%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 252 (3.00%) Management Information System
2 246 (2.93%) NHS
3 172 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
4 166 (1.98%) User Experience
5 140 (1.67%) Fixed Income
6 111 (1.32%) Derivative
7 102 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
8 99 (1.18%) Data Structures
9 87 (1.04%) Legacy Systems
10 80 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 79 (0.94%) Virtual Team
12 74 (0.88%) Data Centre
13 58 (0.69%) Reference Data
13 58 (0.69%) Reinsurance
14 57 (0.68%) Market Risk
15 52 (0.62%) Equities
16 50 (0.60%) Credit Risk
17 49 (0.58%) Mobile App
18 45 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
19 42 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 812 (9.67%) Windows
2 336 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 145 (1.73%) Linux
3 145 (1.73%) Unix
4 130 (1.55%) Windows Server
5 115 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 47 (0.56%) Android
7 44 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 39 (0.46%) Apple iOS
9 38 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
10 26 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 24 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 21 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.19%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
15 12 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.083%) Solaris
18 6 (0.071%) Windows Phone
19 5 (0.060%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,079 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1,144 (13.62%) Business Analysis
3 1,086 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 820 (9.76%) Data Analysis
5 789 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
6 771 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
7 767 (9.13%) Requirements Gathering
8 739 (8.80%) User Stories
9 661 (7.87%) ITIL
10 650 (7.74%) Analytics
11 572 (6.81%) Migration
12 512 (6.10%) Project Management
13 488 (5.81%) Workshop Facilitation
14 486 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 473 (5.63%) Scrum
16 419 (4.99%) Data Modelling
17 412 (4.91%) Change Management
18 383 (4.56%) Project Delivery
19 356 (4.24%) Waterfall
20 354 (4.22%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 1,508 (17.96%) SQL
2 426 (5.07%) Python
3 203 (2.42%) Java
4 158 (1.88%) R
5 147 (1.75%) C#
6 119 (1.42%) VBA
7 103 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 101 (1.20%) C
9 95 (1.13%) JavaScript
10 82 (0.98%) PowerShell
11 63 (0.75%) C++
12 31 (0.37%) Shell Script
13 29 (0.35%) VB
14 24 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 21 (0.25%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.21%) Scala
17 17 (0.20%) Bash Shell
17 17 (0.20%) Perl
18 12 (0.14%) TypeScript
19 11 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 534 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 413 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 402 (4.79%) Degree
4 142 (1.69%) ISEB
5 106 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 69 (0.82%) CISSP
7 68 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 60 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 59 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 57 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 56 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 55 (0.65%) MCP
13 49 (0.58%) DBS Check
14 48 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
15 45 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
16 39 (0.46%) CCNA
16 39 (0.46%) CISM
17 36 (0.43%) PMI Certification
18 30 (0.36%) MCSA
19 29 (0.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 414 (4.93%) QA
2 282 (3.36%) SLA
3 278 (3.31%) PMO
4 272 (3.24%) Data Quality
5 134 (1.60%) GDPR
6 69 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 69 (0.82%) MiFID
7 42 (0.50%) EMIR
8 39 (0.46%) IFRS
9 38 (0.45%) NIST
10 34 (0.40%) Accessibility
11 22 (0.26%) GRC
12 21 (0.25%) GAAP
13 20 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 19 (0.23%) FATCA
15 16 (0.19%) PCI DSS
16 14 (0.17%) COBIT
16 14 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
16 14 (0.17%) ISO 20022
17 13 (0.15%) Basel III
System Software
1 597 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 65 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (0.35%) XenApp
4 21 (0.25%) vSphere
5 20 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.095%) Firmware
9 8 (0.095%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (0.083%) Docker
11 5 (0.060%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.048%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.036%) vCloud
14 2 (0.024%) Ceph
14 2 (0.024%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.024%) GPFS
14 2 (0.024%) HDFS
14 2 (0.024%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 121 (1.44%) SCCM
2 50 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (0.32%) Ansible
4 23 (0.27%) BladeLogic
4 23 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
6 19 (0.23%) HP ALM
7 17 (0.20%) Terraform
8 15 (0.18%) Kubernetes
9 14 (0.17%) QRadar
9 14 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (0.15%) Control-M
10 13 (0.15%) Nagios
11 12 (0.14%) AirWatch
11 12 (0.14%) RSA Archer
12 11 (0.13%) CSIRT
13 10 (0.12%) SCOM
14 8 (0.095%) CASB
15 7 (0.083%) Data Guard
16 6 (0.071%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,135 (13.52%) Microsoft
2 412 (4.91%) Oracle
3 326 (3.88%) SAP
4 261 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
5 240 (2.86%) ServiceNow
6 145 (1.73%) Google
7 123 (1.46%) Citrix
8 113 (1.35%) Adobe
8 113 (1.35%) VMware
9 92 (1.10%) Cisco
10 67 (0.80%) IBM
11 54 (0.64%) Informatica
12 53 (0.63%) Workday
13 51 (0.61%) HP
14 49 (0.58%) Bloomberg
15 45 (0.54%) Alteryx
16 42 (0.50%) Remedy
17 37 (0.44%) Apple
17 37 (0.44%) Splunk
18 31 (0.37%) Databricks