Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 14620 15100 18880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.41% 15.52% 18.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.27% 16.38% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9856 10121 12550
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £206 £200 £208
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 622 774 1040
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -2.88% +2.97%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £30.00
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +3.33%

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 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -1 7246 £450 +5.88% 579
South East -1 2511 £375 +3.45% 237
North of England +1 1743 £350 - 277
Midlands 0 1359 £359 -1.03% 154
South West 0 909 £350 +2.34% 112
North West 0 860 £363 +3.57% 147
East of England -2 833 £375 +7.14% 97
West Midlands 0 784 £350 -6.67% 95
Yorkshire 0 740 £350 - 113
East Midlands 0 547 £375 +7.14% 58
North East +21 142 £320 -1.54% 17
South Coast -2 2 - -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 4166 (28.50%) Finance
2 2932 (20.05%) Agile Software Development
3 2408 (16.47%) SQL
4 2285 (15.63%) Business Analysis
5 2039 (13.95%) Banking
6 1848 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1763 (12.06%) Microsoft
8 1734 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 1642 (11.23%) Windows
10 1286 (8.80%) Microsoft Excel
11 1194 (8.17%) ITIL
12 1052 (7.20%) Active Directory
13 1051 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
14 1021 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
15 984 (6.73%) Data Analysis
16 933 (6.38%) Project Management
17 927 (6.34%) Migration
18 890 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
19 882 (6.03%) Retail
20 843 (5.77%) Oracle
21 836 (5.72%) Analytics
22 832 (5.69%) Degree
23 824 (5.64%) Scrum
24 819 (5.60%) User Stories
25 724 (4.95%) SAP
26 717 (4.90%) JIRA
27 709 (4.85%) Security Cleared
28 706 (4.83%) CRM
29 705 (4.82%) Test Automation
30 692 (4.73%) Change 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
1 422 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 288 (1.97%) MS Exchange
3 228 (1.56%) Confluence
4 182 (1.24%) SAS
5 126 (0.86%) CMS
6 109 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 109 (0.75%) Skype for Business
7 81 (0.55%) IIS
8 46 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 43 (0.29%) WebSphere
10 40 (0.27%) JBoss
11 39 (0.27%) Documentum
12 38 (0.26%) Apache Spark
12 38 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
13 31 (0.21%) Apache
13 31 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 31 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
13 31 (0.21%) Tomcat
14 30 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 24 (0.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1286 (8.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 1051 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
3 518 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 456 (3.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 190 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 116 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.19%) SPSS
8 19 (0.13%) Stata
9 11 (0.075%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.055%) InDesign
11 6 (0.041%) Mingle
12 5 (0.034%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.027%) Vectorworks
14 3 (0.021%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.021%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.021%) CINEMA 4D
15 2 (0.014%) OmniGraffle
15 2 (0.014%) Simulink
16 1 (0.007%) Adobe Illustrator
16 1 (0.007%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 228 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (0.55%) Markit EDM
3 73 (0.50%) SAP FI
4 72 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 70 (0.48%) thinkFolio
6 69 (0.47%) SAP CO
6 69 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
7 67 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
8 52 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
9 42 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
10 40 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 39 (0.27%) Temenos T24
12 37 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
13 35 (0.24%) Maximo
13 35 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
14 34 (0.23%) SAP ERP
15 30 (0.21%) NetSuite
16 28 (0.19%) SAP MM
16 28 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
17 24 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 450 (3.08%) Office 365
2 177 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 124 (0.85%) Google Analytics
4 110 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
5 75 (0.51%) SaaS
6 49 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
7 48 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
8 31 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
9 30 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
10 28 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 25 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (0.17%) Mimecast
12 24 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 21 (0.14%) PaaS
14 20 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 19 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (0.13%) GitHub
15 19 (0.13%) Trello
16 18 (0.12%) G Suite
17 17 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 296 (2.02%) Firewall
2 198 (1.35%) Internet
3 179 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 174 (1.19%) WAN
5 167 (1.14%) DNS
6 160 (1.09%) LAN
7 151 (1.03%) SMS
8 131 (0.90%) DHCP
9 122 (0.83%) VPN
10 116 (0.79%) Wireless
11 99 (0.68%) Skype
12 98 (0.67%) Network Security
13 90 (0.62%) SAN
14 67 (0.46%) Intranet
15 62 (0.42%) VoIP
16 54 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
16 54 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
17 42 (0.29%) HTTP
18 33 (0.23%) NAS
19 32 (0.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 653 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 417 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
3 216 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 206 (1.41%) Big Data
5 202 (1.38%) Relational Database
6 193 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
7 190 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 137 (0.94%) QlikView
9 130 (0.89%) Power BI
10 127 (0.87%) Hadoop
11 111 (0.76%) MS Access
12 95 (0.65%) Data Mining
13 91 (0.62%) Oracle Database
14 89 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 74 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
16 66 (0.45%) Blockchain
17 57 (0.39%) DB2
18 54 (0.37%) SAP BW
19 53 (0.36%) MySQL
20 47 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 717 (4.90%) JIRA
2 331 (2.26%) Selenium
3 179 (1.22%) Cucumber
4 142 (0.97%) SoapUI
5 133 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 104 (0.71%) Jenkins
7 90 (0.62%) JMeter
7 90 (0.62%) WebDriver
8 85 (0.58%) Git (software)
9 81 (0.55%) HP UFT
9 81 (0.55%) Visual Studio
10 67 (0.46%) SpecFlow
11 46 (0.31%) LoadRunner
12 42 (0.29%) Maven
13 36 (0.25%) Eclipse
14 32 (0.22%) JUnit
15 31 (0.21%) TeamCity
16 30 (0.21%) Protractor
16 30 (0.21%) Zephyr
17 25 (0.17%) LoadUI
General
1 4166 (28.50%) Finance
2 2039 (13.95%) Banking
3 882 (6.03%) Retail
4 604 (4.13%) Front Office
5 591 (4.04%) Investment Banking
6 472 (3.23%) Marketing
7 390 (2.67%) Legal
8 375 (2.56%) Telecoms
9 294 (2.01%) Retail Banking
10 273 (1.87%) Manufacturing
11 187 (1.28%) Back Office
12 173 (1.18%) Law
13 144 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
14 141 (0.96%) Financial Institution
15 128 (0.88%) Billing
16 122 (0.83%) Publishing
17 119 (0.81%) Advertising
18 79 (0.54%) Automotive
19 78 (0.53%) Electronics
20 50 (0.34%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (2.07%) XML
2 288 (1.97%) .NET
3 249 (1.70%) Web Services
4 141 (0.96%) HTML
5 134 (0.92%) Middleware
6 123 (0.84%) SOAP
7 87 (0.60%) REST
8 81 (0.55%) Gherkin
9 79 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
10 76 (0.52%) CSS
11 67 (0.46%) JSON
12 56 (0.38%) AngularJS
13 53 (0.36%) XSLT
14 48 (0.33%) FpML
15 41 (0.28%) ASP.NET
16 35 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
17 33 (0.23%) J2EE
18 31 (0.21%) Spring
19 30 (0.21%) Rendezvous
20 28 (0.19%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1848 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 527 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 372 (2.54%) Derivative
4 361 (2.47%) Fixed Income
5 348 (2.38%) User Experience
6 298 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 262 (1.79%) Equities
8 190 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 171 (1.17%) Data Centre
10 161 (1.10%) NHS
11 153 (1.05%) Data Structures
12 145 (0.99%) Mobile App
13 138 (0.94%) Credit Risk
14 137 (0.94%) Market Risk
15 129 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
16 120 (0.82%) Blackberry
17 87 (0.60%) Reference Data
18 84 (0.57%) OTC Derivatives
19 81 (0.55%) Virtual Team
20 75 (0.51%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1642 (11.23%) Windows
2 508 (3.47%) Windows 7
3 418 (2.86%) Unix
4 413 (2.82%) Linux
5 345 (2.36%) Windows Server
6 301 (2.06%) Windows 10
7 193 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 182 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 103 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 101 (0.69%) Windows 8
11 98 (0.67%) Android
12 79 (0.54%) Windows XP
13 73 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 56 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 48 (0.33%) Mac OS X
16 31 (0.21%) Solaris
17 17 (0.12%) AIX
18 14 (0.096%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.096%) Windows Vista
19 13 (0.089%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2932 (20.05%) Agile Software Development
2 2285 (15.63%) Business Analysis
3 1734 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 1194 (8.17%) ITIL
5 1021 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
6 984 (6.73%) Data Analysis
7 933 (6.38%) Project Management
8 927 (6.34%) Migration
9 890 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
10 836 (5.72%) Analytics
11 824 (5.64%) Scrum
12 819 (5.60%) User Stories
13 706 (4.83%) CRM
14 705 (4.82%) Test Automation
15 692 (4.73%) Change Management
16 682 (4.66%) Data Modelling
17 643 (4.40%) Test Scripting
18 576 (3.94%) Waterfall
19 560 (3.83%) SDLC
20 531 (3.63%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2408 (16.47%) SQL
2 535 (3.66%) Java
3 341 (2.33%) Python
4 330 (2.26%) C#
5 289 (1.98%) VBA
6 190 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 179 (1.22%) PowerShell
8 165 (1.13%) R
9 148 (1.01%) C++
10 133 (0.91%) T-SQL
11 132 (0.90%) C
12 106 (0.73%) Perl
13 96 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 94 (0.64%) VB
15 65 (0.44%) Shell Script
16 60 (0.41%) VBScript
17 56 (0.38%) Bash Shell
18 53 (0.36%) PHP
19 50 (0.34%) Ruby
20 39 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 832 (5.69%) Degree
2 709 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 512 (3.50%) ISEB
4 478 (3.27%) SC Cleared
5 275 (1.88%) ISTQB
6 171 (1.17%) CISSP
7 156 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
8 132 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 124 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 115 (0.79%) DV Cleared
11 90 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
12 89 (0.61%) CISM
13 88 (0.60%) PMP
14 75 (0.51%) PMI Certification
15 74 (0.51%) MCSE
16 67 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
16 67 (0.46%) IIBA
17 66 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
18 45 (0.31%) MCP
19 44 (0.30%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 655 (4.48%) QA
2 492 (3.37%) GDPR
3 462 (3.16%) PMO
4 390 (2.67%) Data Quality
5 382 (2.61%) SLA
6 371 (2.54%) MiFID
7 171 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 128 (0.88%) EMIR
9 104 (0.71%) PCI DSS
10 66 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 64 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
12 52 (0.36%) COBIT
13 49 (0.34%) ISO 9001
14 46 (0.31%) IFRS
15 38 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
16 33 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 31 (0.21%) GxP
17 31 (0.21%) Solvency II
18 29 (0.20%) IFRS 9
19 27 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 1052 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 155 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (0.60%) vSphere
4 67 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 59 (0.40%) XenApp
6 56 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (0.25%) XenDesktop
8 27 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (0.17%) Docker
10 17 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (0.12%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.10%) DFS Replication
11 15 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.062%) HDFS
12 9 (0.062%) NFS
13 8 (0.055%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.055%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (0.048%) Firmware
15 6 (0.041%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.034%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 228 (1.56%) SCCM
2 206 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
3 56 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 35 (0.24%) AirWatch
4 35 (0.24%) CSIRT
5 30 (0.21%) QRadar
6 27 (0.18%) Nessus
7 25 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
7 25 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
8 24 (0.16%) NetBackup
8 24 (0.16%) SCOM
9 19 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 19 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
10 16 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
10 16 (0.11%) Nmap
10 16 (0.11%) Puppet
11 15 (0.10%) Ansible
11 15 (0.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 13 (0.089%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 12 (0.082%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1763 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 843 (5.77%) Oracle
3 724 (4.95%) SAP
4 384 (2.63%) HP
5 333 (2.28%) VMware
6 331 (2.26%) Citrix
7 291 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
8 289 (1.98%) Tableau
9 260 (1.78%) Cisco
10 242 (1.66%) ServiceNow
11 219 (1.50%) Google
12 181 (1.24%) IBM
13 127 (0.87%) Remedy
14 116 (0.79%) Adobe
15 106 (0.73%) Bloomberg
16 103 (0.70%) Splunk
17 99 (0.68%) Apple
18 92 (0.63%) Charles River
19 88 (0.60%) Cognos
20 87 (0.60%) McAfee