Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 13,002 12,680 16,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.12% 15.07% 16.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.89% 15.88% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,495 8,448 10,867
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 512 708
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £36.98 £33.23 £31.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -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 87,320 79,861 92,735
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.91% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,796 52,144 60,918
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £272 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £623 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,735 2,655 2,886
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.46% -5.80% +14.29%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018. 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 6,123 £426 +0.25% 778
South East 0 2,264 £380 +1.33% 376
North of England +1 1,850 £363 +3.57% 410
Midlands 0 1,212 £365 +4.21% 267
North West 0 849 £375 +4.17% 220
Yorkshire +2 820 £353 +0.71% 160
South West +1 773 £375 +6.38% 145
East of England 0 757 £370 -1.33% 160
West Midlands 0 714 £373 +9.56% 157
East Midlands 0 465 £350 - 107
North East +21 179 £350 - 30
South Coast - 4 £425 -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 3,405 (26.19%) Finance
2 2,870 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
3 2,144 (16.49%) SQL
4 2,079 (15.99%) Business Analysis
5 1,763 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,714 (13.18%) Microsoft
7 1,612 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
8 1,492 (11.48%) Windows
9 1,282 (9.86%) Banking
10 1,204 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
11 1,061 (8.16%) ITIL
12 1,009 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
13 998 (7.68%) Microsoft Office
14 987 (7.59%) Active Directory
15 877 (6.75%) Migration
16 843 (6.48%) Data Analysis
17 838 (6.45%) Project Management
18 829 (6.38%) User Stories
19 819 (6.30%) Analytics
20 810 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
21 809 (6.22%) Security Cleared
22 804 (6.18%) Retail
23 800 (6.15%) Scrum
24 783 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
25 729 (5.61%) Oracle
26 711 (5.47%) JIRA
27 695 (5.35%) Test Automation
28 660 (5.08%) Degree
29 625 (4.81%) Change Management
30 619 (4.76%) GDPR

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
1 377 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 307 (2.36%) Confluence
3 221 (1.70%) MS Exchange
4 209 (1.61%) SAS
5 94 (0.72%) CMS
6 90 (0.69%) Skype for Business
7 67 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 60 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 40 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 36 (0.28%) IIS
11 35 (0.27%) Apache Spark
12 34 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
13 32 (0.25%) JBoss
14 31 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 30 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 30 (0.23%) Tomcat
16 29 (0.22%) WebLogic
17 28 (0.22%) Apache
18 25 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
19 23 (0.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1,204 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 998 (7.68%) Microsoft Office
3 427 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 421 (3.24%) MS Visio
5 135 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
6 82 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.22%) SPSS
8 22 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 15 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.092%) InDesign
11 7 (0.054%) HipChat
12 6 (0.046%) Stata
13 5 (0.038%) AutoCAD
13 5 (0.038%) InfoPath
13 5 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.038%) SOLIDWORKS
14 4 (0.031%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.031%) Gliffy
14 4 (0.031%) Open Workbench
15 3 (0.023%) InVision
Business Applications
1 164 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 71 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 62 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 50 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 39 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 39 (0.30%) NetSuite
7 38 (0.29%) SAP FI
8 37 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 37 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
9 36 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
10 34 (0.26%) SAP CO
10 34 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
11 33 (0.25%) thinkFolio
12 31 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
12 31 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
13 24 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
13 24 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 23 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 23 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 511 (3.93%) Office 365
2 231 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 171 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 128 (0.98%) Google Analytics
5 127 (0.98%) SaaS
6 76 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
6 76 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
7 53 (0.41%) PaaS
8 52 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
9 49 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 47 (0.36%) IaaS
11 44 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 30 (0.23%) G Suite
12 30 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
13 25 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 22 (0.17%) BrowserStack
14 22 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
15 18 (0.14%) OneDrive
15 18 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 18 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 286 (2.20%) Firewall
2 172 (1.32%) Internet
3 169 (1.30%) SMS
4 154 (1.18%) LAN
5 148 (1.14%) VPN
6 144 (1.11%) WAN
7 139 (1.07%) TCP/IP
8 131 (1.01%) DNS
9 106 (0.82%) DHCP
10 89 (0.68%) Skype
11 82 (0.63%) Intranet
11 82 (0.63%) Network Security
11 82 (0.63%) SSL
12 73 (0.56%) VoIP
13 55 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
14 54 (0.42%) Wireless
15 49 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
16 45 (0.35%) SAN
17 33 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
18 32 (0.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 579 (4.45%) SQL Server
2 347 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
3 230 (1.77%) Power BI
4 204 (1.57%) Big Data
4 204 (1.57%) Relational Database
5 171 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 166 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 149 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
8 111 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 97 (0.75%) QlikView
10 93 (0.72%) Oracle Database
11 90 (0.69%) Blockchain
12 87 (0.67%) Data Mining
13 69 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 68 (0.52%) MS Access
15 61 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
16 55 (0.42%) MySQL
17 44 (0.34%) Data Lake
18 42 (0.32%) DB2
19 40 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 711 (5.47%) JIRA
2 377 (2.90%) Selenium
3 143 (1.10%) Cucumber
4 140 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 126 (0.97%) SoapUI
6 116 (0.89%) WebDriver
7 113 (0.87%) SpecFlow
8 91 (0.70%) Visual Studio
9 79 (0.61%) Jenkins
10 74 (0.57%) Git (software)
11 71 (0.55%) JMeter
12 51 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
13 42 (0.32%) TeamCity
14 39 (0.30%) Eclipse
14 39 (0.30%) Zephyr
15 37 (0.28%) HP UFT
16 33 (0.25%) LoadRunner
17 31 (0.24%) Subversion
18 28 (0.22%) Toad
19 24 (0.18%) Appium
General
1 3,405 (26.19%) Finance
2 1,282 (9.86%) Banking
3 804 (6.18%) Retail
4 458 (3.52%) Legal
5 392 (3.01%) Marketing
6 387 (2.98%) Front Office
7 301 (2.32%) Telecoms
8 294 (2.26%) Investment Banking
9 249 (1.92%) Law
10 199 (1.53%) Manufacturing
11 182 (1.40%) Retail Banking
12 161 (1.24%) Back Office
13 129 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
14 106 (0.82%) Advertising
15 104 (0.80%) Financial Institution
16 88 (0.68%) Billing
17 80 (0.62%) Publishing
18 67 (0.52%) Automotive
19 65 (0.50%) French Language
20 55 (0.42%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (1.86%) XML
2 241 (1.85%) .NET
3 224 (1.72%) Web Services
4 116 (0.89%) HTML
5 98 (0.75%) SOAP
6 83 (0.64%) Gherkin
7 80 (0.62%) REST
8 70 (0.54%) JSON
9 67 (0.52%) Middleware
10 54 (0.42%) RESTful
11 53 (0.41%) CSS
12 41 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
13 40 (0.31%) AngularJS
14 36 (0.28%) ASP.NET
15 35 (0.27%) Spring
16 30 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
17 29 (0.22%) J2EE
18 24 (0.18%) Node.js
18 24 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
19 23 (0.18%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1,612 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
2 472 (3.63%) Management Information System
3 319 (2.45%) User Experience
4 288 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
5 216 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 213 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 189 (1.45%) Fixed Income
8 162 (1.25%) Computer Science
9 157 (1.21%) Derivative
10 139 (1.07%) NHS
11 119 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 112 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
13 111 (0.85%) Data Structures
14 107 (0.82%) Equities
15 98 (0.75%) Credit Risk
16 93 (0.72%) Fintech
17 84 (0.65%) iPhone
18 82 (0.63%) Blackberry
19 74 (0.57%) Reinsurance
19 74 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,492 (11.48%) Windows
2 422 (3.25%) Windows 7
3 392 (3.01%) Unix
4 390 (3.00%) Windows 10
5 368 (2.83%) Linux
6 311 (2.39%) Windows Server
7 168 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 159 (1.22%) Android
9 153 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 148 (1.14%) Apple iOS
11 91 (0.70%) Windows 8
12 79 (0.61%) Windows XP
13 65 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 61 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 61 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
15 49 (0.38%) AIX
16 45 (0.35%) Solaris
17 40 (0.31%) Mac OS
18 24 (0.18%) VMS
19 23 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,870 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
2 2,079 (15.99%) Business Analysis
3 1,763 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,061 (8.16%) ITIL
5 1,009 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
6 877 (6.75%) Migration
7 843 (6.48%) Data Analysis
8 838 (6.45%) Project Management
9 829 (6.38%) User Stories
10 819 (6.30%) Analytics
11 810 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
12 800 (6.15%) Scrum
13 783 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
14 695 (5.35%) Test Automation
15 625 (4.81%) Change Management
16 581 (4.47%) Waterfall
17 567 (4.36%) Test Scripting
18 563 (4.33%) Data Modelling
19 530 (4.08%) E-Commerce
20 489 (3.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2,144 (16.49%) SQL
2 498 (3.83%) Java
3 359 (2.76%) C#
4 335 (2.58%) Python
5 254 (1.95%) VBA
6 179 (1.38%) JavaScript
7 154 (1.18%) R
8 147 (1.13%) PowerShell
9 140 (1.08%) C
10 117 (0.90%) PL/SQL
11 116 (0.89%) T-SQL
12 100 (0.77%) C++
13 71 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 67 (0.52%) Shell Script
15 64 (0.49%) Perl
16 47 (0.36%) MATLAB
17 43 (0.33%) PHP
18 42 (0.32%) VB
19 41 (0.32%) VBScript
20 35 (0.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 809 (6.22%) Security Cleared
2 660 (5.08%) Degree
3 557 (4.28%) SC Cleared
4 385 (2.96%) ISEB
5 228 (1.75%) ISTQB
6 152 (1.17%) CISSP
7 135 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 111 (0.85%) DV Cleared
9 106 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 93 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 79 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
12 67 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 67 (0.52%) MCP
13 61 (0.47%) CISM
14 55 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
15 49 (0.38%) PMI Certification
16 48 (0.37%) MCSE
17 47 (0.36%) CCNA
18 44 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
19 39 (0.30%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 619 (4.76%) GDPR
2 562 (4.32%) QA
3 390 (3.00%) PMO
4 324 (2.49%) SLA
5 297 (2.28%) Data Quality
6 114 (0.88%) MiFID
7 91 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 84 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 49 (0.38%) EMIR
9 49 (0.38%) IFRS
10 43 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 34 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
12 33 (0.25%) PSD2
13 32 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
14 30 (0.23%) COBIT
15 26 (0.20%) IFRS 9
16 23 (0.18%) ISO 9001
17 20 (0.15%) SEPA
17 20 (0.15%) Solvency II
18 16 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 987 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 201 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (0.55%) XenApp
4 60 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 48 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 45 (0.35%) XenDesktop
7 42 (0.32%) vSphere
8 38 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 36 (0.28%) Docker
10 34 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 27 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
12 21 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
13 17 (0.13%) BitLocker
13 17 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 16 (0.12%) NFS
14 16 (0.12%) Squid
15 15 (0.12%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 15 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 14 (0.11%) RACF
16 14 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 264 (2.03%) SCCM
2 102 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
3 82 (0.63%) HP ALM
4 77 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 34 (0.26%) Nessus
5 34 (0.26%) QRadar
6 28 (0.22%) AirWatch
6 28 (0.22%) SCOM
7 26 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
8 23 (0.18%) Control-M
8 23 (0.18%) WSUS
9 21 (0.16%) NetBackup
10 20 (0.15%) Kubernetes
10 20 (0.15%) Nmap
11 17 (0.13%) Ansible
11 17 (0.13%) Puppet
11 17 (0.13%) Tivoli
12 16 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
12 16 (0.12%) OVSD
12 16 (0.12%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1,714 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 729 (5.61%) Oracle
3 547 (4.21%) SAP
4 400 (3.08%) Citrix
5 327 (2.51%) VMware
6 301 (2.32%) Tableau
7 267 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
8 264 (2.03%) Cisco
9 255 (1.96%) HP
10 254 (1.95%) Google
11 243 (1.87%) ServiceNow
12 166 (1.28%) IBM
13 155 (1.19%) Adobe
14 116 (0.89%) Remedy
15 112 (0.86%) Apple
16 106 (0.82%) Bloomberg
17 84 (0.65%) Cognos
18 83 (0.64%) Capita
19 81 (0.62%) Ivanti
20 76 (0.58%) Workday