Period
to 29 September 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 2,725 9,859 12,620
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 10.53% 12.48% 13.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.38% 13.25% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,000 6,622 8,299
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £184 £185
90th Percentile £600 £556 £563
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 525 602
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +0.40% -0.40%
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.45 £34.44
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.67 £15.37
% change year-on-year +11.68% +1.95% -0.84%

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 23,938 74,385 88,037
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.51% 94.19% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,326 49,424 58,607
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 933 2,484 2,790
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +11.11% -3.74%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +14.29% -7.89%

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 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020. 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 1,412 £450 - 175
South East -3 380 £411 +2.63% 126
North of England -8 344 £358 -4.61% 121
Midlands -1 262 £390 +4.70% 76
West Midlands 0 190 £413 +10.00% 48
North West -10 178 £325 -13.33% 70
South West -6 175 £388 +3.33% 66
Yorkshire -3 136 £400 +5.26% 37
East of England -12 97 £394 -1.56% 52
East Midlands -1 69 £275 -21.43% 28
North East -8 30 £413 +17.86% 14
South Coast +4 1 - -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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.

1 710 (26.06%) Finance
2 598 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
3 451 (16.55%) Security Cleared
4 447 (16.40%) SQL
5 405 (14.86%) Business Analysis
6 364 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
7 355 (13.03%) SC Cleared
8 339 (12.44%) Microsoft
9 303 (11.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 266 (9.76%) Windows
11 244 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
12 243 (8.92%) Requirements Gathering
13 234 (8.59%) Microsoft Excel
14 229 (8.40%) Banking
14 229 (8.40%) Data Analysis
14 229 (8.40%) Public Sector
15 217 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
16 215 (7.89%) User Stories
17 201 (7.38%) ITIL
18 190 (6.97%) Analytics
19 188 (6.90%) Oracle
20 186 (6.83%) Change Management
21 176 (6.46%) JIRA
22 174 (6.39%) Scrum
23 172 (6.31%) Migration
24 160 (5.87%) Python
24 160 (5.87%) Azure
25 158 (5.80%) Active Directory
26 154 (5.65%) Degree
27 152 (5.58%) 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 96 (3.52%) Confluence
2 92 (3.38%) SharePoint
3 25 (0.92%) MS Exchange
4 14 (0.51%) CMS
5 13 (0.48%) WebLogic
6 10 (0.37%) SAS
7 9 (0.33%) ArcGIS
8 7 (0.26%) Apache
8 7 (0.26%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.26%) IIS
8 7 (0.26%) Mule
9 6 (0.22%) JBoss
9 6 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.18%) MTS
10 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.18%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 234 (8.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 151 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
3 87 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 82 (3.01%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.22%) RoboHelp
7 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.037%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.037%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.10%) Markit EDM
3 26 (0.95%) Eagle PACE
4 25 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
5 23 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
6 17 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
6 17 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
7 15 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (0.44%) Sentinel
9 11 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
10 10 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
11 9 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
12 8 (0.29%) Endur
12 8 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
12 8 (0.29%) SAP FI-CA
13 7 (0.26%) Front Arena
14 6 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
14 6 (0.22%) NetSuite
14 6 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 160 (5.87%) Azure
2 114 (4.18%) Power Platform
3 111 (4.07%) Office 365
4 56 (2.06%) AWS
5 32 (1.17%) Google Analytics
6 30 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (0.73%) GCP
8 17 (0.62%) SaaS
9 14 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (0.51%) Google Tag Manager
10 12 (0.44%) PowerApps
11 10 (0.37%) GitHub
11 10 (0.37%) PaaS
12 8 (0.29%) Trello
13 6 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.22%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.22%) Veeva
14 5 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
14 5 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.72%) Firewall
2 33 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 30 (1.10%) VPN
4 28 (1.03%) LAN
5 25 (0.92%) VoIP
6 23 (0.84%) WAN
7 19 (0.70%) Internet
8 18 (0.66%) DNS
9 17 (0.62%) Skype
10 16 (0.59%) SAN
11 15 (0.55%) Network Security
12 14 (0.51%) DHCP
12 14 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
13 12 (0.44%) VLAN
14 9 (0.33%) SSL
15 7 (0.26%) Intranet
16 6 (0.22%) HTTP
16 6 (0.22%) IP Telephony
16 6 (0.22%) SNMP
16 6 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (3.96%) Power BI
2 74 (2.72%) SQL Server
3 71 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 27 (0.99%) Big Data
6 27 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 27 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
8 22 (0.81%) Data Lake
8 22 (0.81%) MySQL
9 21 (0.77%) QlikView
10 20 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
10 20 (0.73%) Hadoop
11 16 (0.59%) BigQuery
11 16 (0.59%) MS Access
12 15 (0.55%) Data Mining
13 11 (0.40%) Apache Hive
13 11 (0.40%) Geospatial Data
13 11 (0.40%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 176 (6.46%) JIRA
2 47 (1.72%) Selenium
3 34 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 31 (1.14%) Cucumber
5 28 (1.03%) JMeter
6 20 (0.73%) Git (software)
7 18 (0.66%) SoapUI
8 14 (0.51%) Toad
9 13 (0.48%) Postman
10 11 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.37%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.37%) LoadRunner
12 7 (0.26%) eggPlant
13 6 (0.22%) ClearCase
13 6 (0.22%) Rational Rose
13 6 (0.22%) REST Assured
13 6 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (0.18%) Subversion
14 5 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 710 (26.06%) Finance
2 229 (8.40%) Banking
2 229 (8.40%) Public Sector
3 115 (4.22%) Front Office
4 112 (4.11%) Marketing
5 86 (3.16%) Back Office
6 79 (2.90%) Telecoms
7 73 (2.68%) Retail
8 69 (2.53%) Investment Banking
9 65 (2.39%) Legal
10 63 (2.31%) Manufacturing
11 45 (1.65%) Law
11 45 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 25 (0.92%) Billing
13 24 (0.88%) Electronics
14 22 (0.81%) Local Government
15 21 (0.77%) Financial Institution
16 17 (0.62%) German Language
17 16 (0.59%) Retail Banking
18 15 (0.55%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (1.98%) XML
2 49 (1.80%) .NET
3 36 (1.32%) Web Services
4 31 (1.14%) Middleware
5 28 (1.03%) SOAP
6 27 (0.99%) HTML
7 26 (0.95%) JSON
7 26 (0.95%) Pandas
7 26 (0.95%) REST
8 22 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
9 19 (0.70%) FIX Protocol
10 16 (0.59%) Gherkin
11 13 (0.48%) CSS
12 11 (0.40%) SailPoint
13 10 (0.37%) AngularJS
13 10 (0.37%) ASP.NET
13 10 (0.37%) J2EE
14 9 (0.33%) EDI
14 9 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
15 7 (0.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 364 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (4.73%) Management Information System
3 84 (3.08%) Derivative
4 77 (2.83%) NHS
5 76 (2.79%) Fixed Income
6 56 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
7 47 (1.72%) Equities
8 45 (1.65%) User Experience
9 44 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 40 (1.47%) Hedge funds
11 37 (1.36%) Reference Data
12 30 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
13 29 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
14 25 (0.92%) Data Centre
15 24 (0.88%) Virtual Team
16 22 (0.81%) Social Media
17 19 (0.70%) Market Risk
18 16 (0.59%) Credit Risk
18 16 (0.59%) FMCG
18 16 (0.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 266 (9.76%) Windows
2 105 (3.85%) Linux
3 92 (3.38%) Windows 10
4 66 (2.42%) Unix
5 43 (1.58%) Windows Server
6 42 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 25 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 20 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (0.40%) Android
12 10 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (0.26%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.11%) AIX
15 3 (0.11%) Solaris
16 1 (0.037%) HPUX
16 1 (0.037%) VMS
16 1 (0.037%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (14.86%) Business Analysis
3 303 (11.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 244 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
5 243 (8.92%) Requirements Gathering
6 229 (8.40%) Data Analysis
7 217 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
8 215 (7.89%) User Stories
9 201 (7.38%) ITIL
10 190 (6.97%) Analytics
11 186 (6.83%) Change Management
12 174 (6.39%) Scrum
13 172 (6.31%) Migration
14 152 (5.58%) Data Modelling
15 140 (5.14%) Workshop Facilitation
16 134 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
17 132 (4.84%) Cybersecurity
18 129 (4.73%) Risk Management
19 117 (4.29%) Asset Management
20 115 (4.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 447 (16.40%) SQL
2 160 (5.87%) Python
3 99 (3.63%) Java
4 52 (1.91%) VBA
5 50 (1.83%) C#
6 46 (1.69%) R
7 42 (1.54%) C++
8 39 (1.43%) JavaScript
9 37 (1.36%) PL/SQL
10 34 (1.25%) C
11 32 (1.17%) PowerShell
12 18 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 16 (0.59%) Bash Shell
14 14 (0.51%) Perl
14 14 (0.51%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.37%) Ruby
16 9 (0.33%) VB
17 8 (0.29%) PHP
18 7 (0.26%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 451 (16.55%) Security Cleared
2 355 (13.03%) SC Cleared
3 154 (5.65%) Degree
4 78 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 63 (2.31%) ISEB
6 53 (1.94%) CISSP
7 35 (1.28%) ISTQB
8 28 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 25 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (0.81%) GIAC
12 18 (0.66%) CISM
13 17 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (0.48%) CCNA
16 12 (0.44%) CEH
17 10 (0.37%) CCNP
17 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (0.37%) SANS
18 9 (0.33%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (3.74%) QA
2 86 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 58 (2.13%) SLA
4 47 (1.72%) GDPR
5 43 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 36 (1.32%) PMO
7 11 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.33%) NIST
9 9 (0.33%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.22%) SEPA
11 5 (0.18%) COREP
11 5 (0.18%) GxP
11 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.18%) MiFID
12 4 (0.15%) COBIT
12 4 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.15%) RMADS
12 4 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 158 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (0.29%) Docker
5 7 (0.26%) HDFS
5 7 (0.26%) XenApp
6 6 (0.22%) BitLocker
6 6 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.22%) NFS
6 6 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.18%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.15%) vSphere
9 2 (0.073%) Firmware
9 2 (0.073%) RACF
9 2 (0.073%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.037%) Samba
10 1 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (1.21%) SCCM
2 26 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.37%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.33%) Grafana
5 9 (0.33%) vMotion
6 8 (0.29%) SCOM
6 8 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (0.22%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.22%) QRadar
8 6 (0.22%) Stealthwatch
9 5 (0.18%) Ansible
9 5 (0.18%) Kibana
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.18%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.11%) SafeCom
10 3 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 339 (12.44%) Microsoft
2 188 (6.90%) Oracle
3 117 (4.29%) SAP
4 64 (2.35%) Tableau
5 58 (2.13%) Bloomberg
6 54 (1.98%) Splunk
7 45 (1.65%) ServiceNow
8 44 (1.61%) Google
8 44 (1.61%) VMware
9 42 (1.54%) Cisco
9 42 (1.54%) Citrix
10 40 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
11 31 (1.14%) HP
12 29 (1.06%) CheckPoint
12 29 (1.06%) Reuters
13 27 (0.99%) FactSet
14 23 (0.84%) Remedy
15 22 (0.81%) Qualys
15 22 (0.81%) Red Hat
16 17 (0.62%) Murex