Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 12,777 13,851 15,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.61% 15.25% 15.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.37% 16.07% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,320 9,289 10,557
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £200
90th Percentile £563 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 560 776
England median hourly rate £15.44 £15.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.12% +5.15% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.22 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.66 £34.50 £32.40
UK median hourly rate £15.36 £15.50 £14.86
% change year-on-year -0.89% +4.31% -0.93%

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 88,940 86,199 94,656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,064 56,849 62,531
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,867 2,556 2,884
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.05
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

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 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -2 5,777 £438 -2.78% 736
South East 0 2,349 £395 +5.33% 395
North of England +1 1,730 £360 -0.69% 401
Midlands 0 1,284 £375 +7.14% 264
East of England +1 837 £375 -2.60% 150
West Midlands 0 813 £388 +13.97% 167
North West 0 812 £350 -4.11% 211
Yorkshire +1 783 £375 +2.74% 158
South West -2 760 £375 +4.90% 194
East Midlands +1 441 £360 +2.86% 96
North East +1 138 £338 +3.85% 32
South Coast +5 5 - -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 3,236 (25.33%) Finance
2 2,825 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1,909 (14.94%) SQL
4 1,846 (14.45%) Business Analysis
5 1,815 (14.21%) Microsoft
6 1,741 (13.63%) Windows
7 1,625 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,615 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
9 1,131 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel
10 1,116 (8.73%) Active Directory
11 1,086 (8.50%) Microsoft Office
12 1,040 (8.14%) ITIL
13 1,023 (8.01%) Banking
14 981 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
15 896 (7.01%) Migration
16 874 (6.84%) User Stories
17 847 (6.63%) Data Analysis
18 837 (6.55%) Project Management
19 834 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
20 775 (6.07%) Retail
21 762 (5.96%) Scrum
22 753 (5.89%) Analytics
23 751 (5.88%) Oracle
24 740 (5.79%) Test Automation
25 708 (5.54%) Degree
26 690 (5.40%) JIRA
27 681 (5.33%) Security Cleared
28 678 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
29 646 (5.06%) SAP
30 611 (4.78%) Test Scripting

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
1 390 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 330 (2.58%) Confluence
3 213 (1.67%) MS Exchange
4 180 (1.41%) SAS
5 101 (0.79%) Skype for Business
6 98 (0.77%) CMS
7 81 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 63 (0.49%) WebLogic
9 60 (0.47%) IIS
10 41 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 31 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 28 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
13 27 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
14 26 (0.20%) Apache
15 25 (0.20%) IBM Notes
16 23 (0.18%) Apache Spark
17 22 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
17 22 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
17 22 (0.17%) WordPress
18 18 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1,131 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,086 (8.50%) Microsoft Office
3 419 (3.28%) MS Visio
4 413 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 100 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 77 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.25%) SPSS
8 16 (0.13%) Open Workbench
9 14 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.055%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.039%) CINEMA 4D
11 5 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
11 5 (0.039%) Stata
12 4 (0.031%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.031%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.031%) Gliffy
13 3 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.023%) Mozilla Thunderbird
13 3 (0.023%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 133 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 59 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 57 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 47 (0.37%) Markit EDM
6 46 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
7 44 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
8 38 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
9 35 (0.27%) NetSuite
10 34 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
11 32 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
11 32 (0.25%) SAP HR
12 31 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 29 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
13 29 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
14 27 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 27 (0.21%) Temenos T24
14 27 (0.21%) thinkFolio
15 25 (0.20%) SAP FI
16 22 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 575 (4.50%) Office 365
2 254 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 121 (0.95%) Google Analytics
5 120 (0.94%) SaaS
6 58 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 56 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
7 56 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
8 42 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
9 38 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
9 38 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 38 (0.30%) G Suite
10 36 (0.28%) Mimecast
11 34 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
12 29 (0.23%) Google Tag Manager
13 27 (0.21%) GitHub
14 26 (0.20%) PaaS
15 22 (0.17%) BrowserStack
16 20 (0.16%) IaaS
16 20 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 279 (2.18%) Firewall
2 214 (1.67%) LAN
3 201 (1.57%) Internet
4 194 (1.52%) WAN
5 168 (1.31%) DNS
6 165 (1.29%) VPN
7 162 (1.27%) TCP/IP
8 122 (0.95%) Skype
9 120 (0.94%) SMS
10 119 (0.93%) DHCP
11 82 (0.64%) Network Security
12 77 (0.60%) VoIP
13 68 (0.53%) Intranet
14 67 (0.52%) Wireless
15 52 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
16 45 (0.35%) MPLS
16 45 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
16 45 (0.35%) SSL
17 43 (0.34%) SAN
18 35 (0.27%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 347 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
3 255 (2.00%) Power BI
4 175 (1.37%) Big Data
5 163 (1.28%) Relational Database
6 150 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 148 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 127 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
9 107 (0.84%) Data Mining
10 93 (0.73%) Hadoop
11 91 (0.71%) Oracle Database
12 83 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
13 82 (0.64%) MySQL
14 81 (0.63%) MS Access
15 71 (0.56%) QlikView
16 62 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 48 (0.38%) SAP BW
18 44 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
19 42 (0.33%) MongoDB
20 39 (0.31%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 690 (5.40%) JIRA
2 405 (3.17%) Selenium
3 200 (1.57%) Cucumber
4 157 (1.23%) SoapUI
5 144 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 108 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 106 (0.83%) SpecFlow
8 96 (0.75%) JMeter
9 93 (0.73%) WebDriver
10 85 (0.67%) Toad
11 84 (0.66%) Git (software)
12 80 (0.63%) Visual Studio
13 59 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
14 49 (0.38%) Eclipse
15 40 (0.31%) TeamCity
16 37 (0.29%) HP UFT
17 36 (0.28%) Zephyr
18 30 (0.23%) LoadRunner
19 26 (0.20%) Subversion
20 25 (0.20%) Appium
General
1 3,236 (25.33%) Finance
2 1,023 (8.01%) Banking
3 775 (6.07%) Retail
4 387 (3.03%) Legal
5 380 (2.97%) Marketing
6 322 (2.52%) Front Office
7 289 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 282 (2.21%) Law
9 228 (1.78%) Manufacturing
10 226 (1.77%) Investment Banking
11 196 (1.53%) Back Office
12 139 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
13 123 (0.96%) Retail Banking
14 114 (0.89%) Financial Institution
15 112 (0.88%) Advertising
16 107 (0.84%) Publishing
17 98 (0.77%) Billing
18 84 (0.66%) Automotive
19 56 (0.44%) French Language
20 49 (0.38%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (2.30%) XML
2 249 (1.95%) .NET
3 229 (1.79%) Web Services
4 137 (1.07%) SOAP
5 124 (0.97%) HTML
6 115 (0.90%) Gherkin
7 103 (0.81%) Middleware
8 81 (0.63%) RESTful
9 60 (0.47%) REST
10 56 (0.44%) JSON
11 55 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
12 49 (0.38%) CSS
13 37 (0.29%) AngularJS
14 35 (0.27%) jQuery
15 34 (0.27%) ASP.NET
16 32 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
17 30 (0.23%) WPF
18 29 (0.23%) Spring
19 26 (0.20%) Kafka
20 23 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1,615 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 465 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 332 (2.60%) User Experience
4 291 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
5 196 (1.53%) Fixed Income
6 188 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 183 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 167 (1.31%) Data Centre
9 163 (1.28%) Derivative
10 154 (1.21%) NHS
11 143 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
12 114 (0.89%) Equities
13 99 (0.77%) Mobile App
14 98 (0.77%) Fintech
15 84 (0.66%) Virtual Team
16 79 (0.62%) Data Structures
17 78 (0.61%) Blackberry
18 73 (0.57%) Client/Server
18 73 (0.57%) Credit Risk
19 72 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1,741 (13.63%) Windows
2 503 (3.94%) Windows 10
3 480 (3.76%) Windows 7
4 422 (3.30%) Unix
5 360 (2.82%) Linux
6 337 (2.64%) Windows Server
7 161 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 160 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 152 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 131 (1.03%) Android
11 96 (0.75%) Windows 8
12 78 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 70 (0.55%) Windows XP
14 61 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 56 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 47 (0.37%) Mac OS
17 29 (0.23%) Solaris
18 17 (0.13%) AIX
19 15 (0.12%) Windows Vista
20 14 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,825 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,846 (14.45%) Business Analysis
3 1,625 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,040 (8.14%) ITIL
5 981 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
6 896 (7.01%) Migration
7 874 (6.84%) User Stories
8 847 (6.63%) Data Analysis
9 837 (6.55%) Project Management
10 834 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
11 762 (5.96%) Scrum
12 753 (5.89%) Analytics
13 740 (5.79%) Test Automation
14 678 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 611 (4.78%) Test Scripting
16 599 (4.69%) Change Management
17 561 (4.39%) Data Modelling
18 515 (4.03%) Waterfall
19 500 (3.91%) CRM
20 443 (3.47%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,909 (14.94%) SQL
2 534 (4.18%) Java
3 320 (2.50%) C#
4 299 (2.34%) Python
5 169 (1.32%) PowerShell
6 168 (1.31%) JavaScript
7 157 (1.23%) VBA
8 121 (0.95%) C
8 121 (0.95%) R
9 117 (0.92%) PL/SQL
10 102 (0.80%) T-SQL
11 76 (0.59%) C++
12 71 (0.56%) VB
13 63 (0.49%) Perl
14 57 (0.45%) Shell Script
15 49 (0.38%) Bash Shell
16 46 (0.36%) Groovy
17 43 (0.34%) VBScript
18 41 (0.32%) Scala
19 37 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 708 (5.54%) Degree
2 681 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 488 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 441 (3.45%) ISEB
5 263 (2.06%) ISTQB
6 164 (1.28%) CISSP
7 147 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 115 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
8 115 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 107 (0.84%) DV Cleared
10 83 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 76 (0.59%) CISM
12 75 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 70 (0.55%) CISA
14 67 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
15 55 (0.43%) CCNA
16 53 (0.41%) MCP
17 52 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 52 (0.41%) MCSA
18 51 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 526 (4.12%) QA
2 414 (3.24%) GDPR
3 401 (3.14%) PMO
4 333 (2.61%) SLA
5 323 (2.53%) Data Quality
6 82 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 64 (0.50%) MiFID
8 56 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 45 (0.35%) IFRS
10 41 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 29 (0.23%) PSD2
12 28 (0.22%) EMIR
13 22 (0.17%) COBIT
14 18 (0.14%) IFRS 9
15 17 (0.13%) GxP
15 17 (0.13%) ISO 9001
16 16 (0.13%) Solvency II
17 13 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
17 13 (0.10%) GCP
18 12 (0.094%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,116 (8.73%) Active Directory
2 215 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (0.58%) XenApp
4 63 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 62 (0.49%) XenDesktop
6 52 (0.41%) vSphere
7 43 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 37 (0.29%) Hyper-V
9 24 (0.19%) Docker
9 24 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 23 (0.18%) BitLocker
11 21 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
12 18 (0.14%) VMware Server
13 17 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
14 14 (0.11%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.10%) Squid
15 13 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.094%) XenServer
17 11 (0.086%) Virtual Servers
18 8 (0.063%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 288 (2.25%) SCCM
2 69 (0.54%) HP ALM
3 68 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 64 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 48 (0.38%) SCOM
6 46 (0.36%) WSUS
7 37 (0.29%) AirWatch
8 31 (0.24%) QRadar
9 28 (0.22%) Control-M
10 26 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
11 25 (0.20%) Nessus
12 24 (0.19%) Ansible
12 24 (0.19%) NetBackup
12 24 (0.19%) vCenter Server
13 22 (0.17%) Backup Exec
14 21 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
15 20 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
16 19 (0.15%) CSIRT
16 19 (0.15%) Kubernetes
17 18 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1,815 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 751 (5.88%) Oracle
3 646 (5.06%) SAP
4 390 (3.05%) Citrix
5 326 (2.55%) VMware
6 299 (2.34%) Cisco
7 287 (2.25%) ServiceNow
8 257 (2.01%) Tableau
9 236 (1.85%) Google
10 231 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
11 230 (1.80%) HP
12 182 (1.42%) Remedy
13 154 (1.21%) Apple
14 146 (1.14%) IBM
15 115 (0.90%) Adobe
16 100 (0.78%) Workday
17 82 (0.64%) Capita
18 78 (0.61%) McAfee
19 74 (0.58%) Bloomberg
20 72 (0.56%) Red Hat