Period
to 19 June 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 10,385 12,719 12,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.53% 13.97% 15.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.25% 14.74% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,854 8,290 8,535
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £200 £200 £208
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 586 531
England median hourly rate £15.45 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.97% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.50 £10.34
90th Percentile £35.38 £41.00 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £15.45 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.97% -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 78,384 86,304 79,696
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.79% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,001 56,996 51,918
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £278 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,485 2,775 2,624
England median hourly rate £19.88 £18.50 £18.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -1.19% -6.39%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.99% -6.26%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 4,674 £450 +3.45% 673
South East -1 1,973 £400 +3.23% 412
North of England -2 1,428 £365 -1.35% 450
Midlands -1 967 £365 -1.35% 309
South West -3 722 £375 - 180
West Midlands -2 655 £383 +2.00% 187
Yorkshire -1 643 £375 +3.81% 159
North West -2 643 £365 -2.67% 239
East of England 0 575 £400 +9.22% 163
East Midlands -4 293 £325 -7.14% 121
North East +4 141 £325 -7.14% 52
South Coast -2 3 £275 -35.29%
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 2,615 (25.18%) Finance
2 2,460 (23.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1,541 (14.84%) SQL
4 1,483 (14.28%) Microsoft
5 1,376 (13.25%) Windows
6 1,333 (12.84%) Business Analysis
7 1,275 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
8 1,249 (12.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,044 (10.05%) Microsoft Excel
10 931 (8.96%) Banking
11 866 (8.34%) Microsoft Office
12 845 (8.14%) Active Directory
13 844 (8.13%) ITIL
14 798 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
15 788 (7.59%) Analytics
16 762 (7.34%) Data Analysis
17 724 (6.97%) JIRA
18 717 (6.90%) User Stories
19 705 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
20 670 (6.45%) Migration
21 659 (6.35%) Retail
22 636 (6.12%) Scrum
23 629 (6.06%) Security Cleared
24 620 (5.97%) Office 365
25 584 (5.62%) Project Management
26 582 (5.60%) Test Automation
27 528 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
28 518 (4.99%) SAP
29 508 (4.89%) CRM
30 507 (4.88%) Degree

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
1 324 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 307 (2.96%) Confluence
3 178 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 157 (1.51%) SAS
5 112 (1.08%) CMS
6 83 (0.80%) Skype for Business
7 43 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 40 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 32 (0.31%) IIS
10 30 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
11 28 (0.27%) WebLogic
12 21 (0.20%) Apache Spark
12 21 (0.20%) IBM Notes
13 18 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 18 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
14 14 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 14 (0.13%) Apache
15 13 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (0.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 1,044 (10.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 866 (8.34%) Microsoft Office
3 360 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 241 (2.32%) MS Visio
5 124 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
6 81 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
7 28 (0.27%) SPSS
8 13 (0.13%) Open Workbench
9 10 (0.096%) Stata
10 4 (0.039%) Weka
11 3 (0.029%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.029%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.029%) Simulink
12 2 (0.019%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.019%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.019%) Mathcad
12 2 (0.019%) Shockwave
12 2 (0.019%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.019%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 158 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 42 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
4 36 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 35 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 34 (0.33%) NetSuite
7 32 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
8 27 (0.26%) Markit EDM
8 27 (0.26%) SAP FI
9 21 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 21 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 21 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 19 (0.18%) Workday HCM
11 18 (0.17%) SAP MM
12 17 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
13 16 (0.15%) Actimize
13 16 (0.15%) SAP BPC
13 16 (0.15%) SAP CO
13 16 (0.15%) SAP QM
14 15 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 620 (5.97%) Office 365
2 390 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 325 (3.13%) Power Platform
4 210 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
5 142 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
6 120 (1.16%) Google Analytics
7 68 (0.65%) SaaS
8 57 (0.55%) Google Sheets
9 56 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
10 55 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
11 46 (0.44%) OneDrive
12 45 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
13 39 (0.38%) Google Tag Manager
14 36 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
15 31 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 27 (0.26%) GitHub
17 26 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
18 23 (0.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 22 (0.21%) Amazon S3
19 22 (0.21%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 211 (2.03%) Firewall
2 138 (1.33%) LAN
3 137 (1.32%) WAN
4 126 (1.21%) TCP/IP
5 110 (1.06%) DNS
6 107 (1.03%) Internet
7 102 (0.98%) Skype
8 101 (0.97%) VPN
9 78 (0.75%) DHCP
10 67 (0.65%) VoIP
11 56 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
12 52 (0.50%) Network Security
13 47 (0.45%) Wireless
14 35 (0.34%) FTP
15 32 (0.31%) Intranet
16 30 (0.29%) SAN
17 29 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
18 28 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
19 24 (0.23%) HTTP
20 20 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 472 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 354 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
3 316 (3.04%) Power BI
4 165 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 134 (1.29%) Relational Database
6 124 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 119 (1.15%) Big Data
8 110 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
9 73 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 70 (0.67%) Data Mining
10 70 (0.67%) MySQL
11 67 (0.65%) Hadoop
12 65 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 63 (0.61%) MS Access
14 62 (0.60%) QlikView
15 58 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
16 43 (0.41%) Data Lake
17 38 (0.37%) Apache Hive
18 33 (0.32%) Qlik Sense
18 33 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 724 (6.97%) JIRA
2 327 (3.15%) Selenium
3 180 (1.73%) Cucumber
4 108 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 101 (0.97%) WebDriver
6 97 (0.93%) SoapUI
7 86 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 81 (0.78%) Git (software)
9 77 (0.74%) Visual Studio
10 75 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
11 74 (0.71%) SpecFlow
12 67 (0.65%) JMeter
13 42 (0.40%) LoadRunner
14 41 (0.39%) Toad
15 39 (0.38%) HP UFT
16 22 (0.21%) Appium
17 21 (0.20%) JUnit
17 21 (0.20%) Rational Rose
18 20 (0.19%) Hudson
19 18 (0.17%) Gatling
General
1 2,615 (25.18%) Finance
2 931 (8.96%) Banking
3 659 (6.35%) Retail
4 283 (2.73%) Marketing
5 277 (2.67%) Legal
6 271 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 197 (1.90%) Law
8 184 (1.77%) Front Office
9 164 (1.58%) Investment Banking
10 159 (1.53%) Manufacturing
11 132 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 123 (1.18%) Financial Institution
12 123 (1.18%) Retail Banking
13 107 (1.03%) Back Office
14 80 (0.77%) Billing
15 79 (0.76%) Advertising
16 60 (0.58%) Publishing
17 43 (0.41%) Automotive
17 43 (0.41%) French Language
17 43 (0.41%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (1.87%) XML
2 179 (1.72%) .NET
3 148 (1.43%) Web Services
4 113 (1.09%) HTML
5 93 (0.90%) SOAP
6 82 (0.79%) JSON
6 82 (0.79%) REST
7 70 (0.67%) Gherkin
8 59 (0.57%) Middleware
9 57 (0.55%) RESTful
10 45 (0.43%) CSS
11 37 (0.36%) Spring
12 29 (0.28%) jQuery
13 24 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
14 23 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
15 21 (0.20%) LDAP
16 20 (0.19%) ASP.NET
17 18 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
17 18 (0.17%) React
18 17 (0.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,275 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 359 (3.46%) Management Information System
3 294 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
4 261 (2.51%) User Experience
5 155 (1.49%) NHS
6 137 (1.32%) Data Centre
7 120 (1.16%) Fixed Income
8 108 (1.04%) Data Structures
9 103 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
9 103 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 98 (0.94%) Derivative
11 88 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 79 (0.76%) Equities
13 65 (0.63%) Blackberry
13 65 (0.63%) Virtual Team
14 60 (0.58%) Algorithms
15 58 (0.56%) FMCG
16 57 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
17 51 (0.49%) CMDB
17 51 (0.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1,376 (13.25%) Windows
2 465 (4.48%) Windows 10
3 369 (3.55%) Windows 7
4 287 (2.76%) Linux
5 286 (2.75%) Windows Server
6 235 (2.26%) Unix
7 125 (1.20%) Android
8 111 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 91 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 73 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 43 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 39 (0.38%) Windows XP
13 35 (0.34%) Mac OS
13 35 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (0.21%) Windows 8
15 20 (0.19%) Mac OS X
16 17 (0.16%) Solaris
17 14 (0.13%) AIX
18 8 (0.077%) Windows 2000
19 7 (0.067%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,460 (23.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,333 (12.84%) Business Analysis
3 1,249 (12.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 844 (8.13%) ITIL
5 798 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
6 788 (7.59%) Analytics
7 762 (7.34%) Data Analysis
8 717 (6.90%) User Stories
9 705 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
10 670 (6.45%) Migration
11 636 (6.12%) Scrum
12 584 (5.62%) Project Management
13 582 (5.60%) Test Automation
14 528 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
15 508 (4.89%) CRM
16 478 (4.60%) Change Management
17 454 (4.37%) Test Scripting
18 453 (4.36%) Data Modelling
19 426 (4.10%) Waterfall
20 413 (3.98%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,541 (14.84%) SQL
2 341 (3.28%) Java
3 319 (3.07%) Python
4 215 (2.07%) C#
5 189 (1.82%) PowerShell
6 174 (1.68%) JavaScript
7 123 (1.18%) R
8 109 (1.05%) VBA
9 97 (0.93%) C
10 95 (0.91%) T-SQL
11 79 (0.76%) VB
12 78 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 44 (0.42%) C++
14 43 (0.41%) Perl
15 38 (0.37%) Bash Shell
16 29 (0.28%) PHP
17 26 (0.25%) MATLAB
18 25 (0.24%) Shell Script
19 21 (0.20%) Scala
20 19 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 629 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 507 (4.88%) Degree
3 427 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 348 (3.35%) ISEB
5 269 (2.59%) ISTQB
6 110 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 107 (1.03%) CISSP
8 97 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 93 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 91 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 82 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
12 67 (0.65%) CCNA
13 51 (0.49%) CISM
14 47 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
15 45 (0.43%) MCSE
16 43 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
17 39 (0.38%) MCP
17 39 (0.38%) MCSA
18 36 (0.35%) SANS
19 33 (0.32%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 468 (4.51%) QA
2 341 (3.28%) PMO
3 265 (2.55%) Data Quality
4 240 (2.31%) SLA
5 131 (1.26%) GDPR
6 95 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 73 (0.70%) PSD2
8 56 (0.54%) PCI DSS
9 46 (0.44%) MiFID
10 40 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 29 (0.28%) SEPA
12 28 (0.27%) NIST
13 25 (0.24%) GxP
13 25 (0.24%) IFRS
14 17 (0.16%) EMIR
15 15 (0.14%) IFRS 9
16 13 (0.13%) Basel III
16 13 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 11 (0.11%) Solvency II
18 10 (0.096%) COBIT
System Software
1 845 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 129 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (0.71%) vSphere
4 71 (0.68%) XenApp
5 70 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 42 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 35 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 28 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (0.24%) Docker
11 19 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
12 16 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 16 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (0.13%) BitLocker
14 10 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.077%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.077%) HDFS
15 8 (0.077%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.067%) NFS
16 7 (0.067%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 221 (2.13%) SCCM
2 65 (0.63%) HP ALM
3 52 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
4 36 (0.35%) AirWatch
5 29 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 26 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 25 (0.24%) Control-M
7 25 (0.24%) SCOM
8 24 (0.23%) Ansible
9 21 (0.20%) QRadar
9 21 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
9 21 (0.20%) WSUS
10 17 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (0.16%) Nessus
10 17 (0.16%) NetBackup
11 16 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 16 (0.15%) Tivoli
12 15 (0.14%) Backup Exec
12 15 (0.14%) CASB
12 15 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,483 (14.28%) Microsoft
2 518 (4.99%) SAP
3 502 (4.83%) Oracle
4 318 (3.06%) Tableau
5 272 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
6 264 (2.54%) Citrix
7 253 (2.44%) Google
8 239 (2.30%) ServiceNow
9 217 (2.09%) VMware
10 198 (1.91%) Cisco
11 172 (1.66%) HP
12 120 (1.16%) Adobe
12 120 (1.16%) IBM
13 87 (0.84%) Remedy
14 82 (0.79%) Apple
15 75 (0.72%) Splunk
16 67 (0.65%) Workday
17 54 (0.52%) hybris
18 52 (0.50%) Symantec
19 50 (0.48%) Sony