Period
to 25 January 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 3,869 7,939 11,842
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 11.16% 12.19% 12.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.07% 12.99% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,220 5,483 8,044
Median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £175 £165 £181
90th Percentile £600 £556 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 500 560
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +0.75% -0.74%
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.80 £10.34
90th Percentile £30.85 £30.00 £29.36
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.45
% change year-on-year +12.90% +0.36% +2.97%

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 32,064 61,096 86,385
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.48% 93.84% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,027 41,350 58,839
Median daily rate £475 £463 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -0.54% +3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £275
90th Percentile £656 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,169 2,206 2,486
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.47 £18.00 £17.68
% change year-on-year +30.39% +1.81% -1.78%

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 1,980 £450 - 266
North of England +1 520 £350 -5.15% 153
South East -3 502 £390 -2.50% 129
Midlands +1 337 £350 -1.75% 106
North West +1 305 £325 -7.14% 96
West Midlands 0 224 £375 +3.45% 73
East of England +1 203 £340 -3.55% 48
South West -4 186 £400 +6.67% 52
Yorkshire -1 171 £350 -6.67% 49
East Midlands 0 109 £125 -61.54% 33
North East -1 44 £369 -0.54% 8
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 957 (24.74%) Finance
2 769 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
3 699 (18.07%) SQL
4 502 (12.97%) Business Analysis
5 490 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
6 482 (12.46%) Microsoft
7 444 (11.48%) Security Cleared
8 411 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 393 (10.16%) Windows
10 366 (9.46%) Microsoft Excel
11 360 (9.30%) Data Analysis
12 352 (9.10%) Business Intelligence
12 352 (9.10%) Requirements Gathering
13 344 (8.89%) Banking
13 344 (8.89%) SC Cleared
14 330 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
15 315 (8.14%) Public Sector
16 288 (7.44%) User Stories
17 275 (7.11%) Azure
18 267 (6.90%) Analytics
19 262 (6.77%) Python
20 255 (6.59%) Migration
20 255 (6.59%) Power Platform
21 254 (6.57%) ITIL
22 243 (6.28%) JIRA
23 241 (6.23%) Oracle
24 240 (6.20%) Power BI
25 229 (5.92%) Active Directory
26 223 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
27 221 (5.71%) 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
1 138 (3.57%) Confluence
2 121 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 37 (0.96%) SAS
4 33 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 16 (0.41%) CMS
6 13 (0.34%) WebLogic
7 12 (0.31%) ArcGIS
8 11 (0.28%) Skype for Business
9 10 (0.26%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.21%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.16%) IBM Domino
13 6 (0.16%) Jadu
13 6 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
14 5 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.13%) IIS
14 5 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 366 (9.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 223 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
3 109 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 103 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (0.31%) SPSS
8 6 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.10%) CATIA
10 3 (0.078%) Stata
11 1 (0.026%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 39 (1.01%) Markit EDM
2 34 (0.88%) Eagle PACE
3 30 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
5 15 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 15 (0.39%) SAP FI-CA
6 14 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 10 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 10 (0.26%) SAP PSCD
8 10 (0.26%) Temenos T24
9 9 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
10 8 (0.21%) Magento
10 8 (0.21%) thinkFolio
11 7 (0.18%) BASE24
11 7 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
12 6 (0.16%) Maximo
12 6 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 275 (7.11%) Azure
2 255 (6.59%) Power Platform
3 200 (5.17%) Office 365
4 107 (2.77%) AWS
5 39 (1.01%) GCP
5 39 (1.01%) SaaS
6 38 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
7 29 (0.75%) PowerApps
8 27 (0.70%) Google Analytics
9 17 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (0.31%) PaaS
11 11 (0.28%) OneDrive
12 10 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
12 10 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.26%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (0.23%) GitHub
13 9 (0.23%) Yammer
14 8 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
14 8 (0.21%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 113 (2.92%) Firewall
2 49 (1.27%) Network Security
3 43 (1.11%) Internet
3 43 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 42 (1.09%) VPN
5 39 (1.01%) LAN
5 39 (1.01%) WAN
6 28 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
7 25 (0.65%) VoIP
8 21 (0.54%) DNS
9 20 (0.52%) DHCP
10 18 (0.47%) Skype
11 17 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (0.28%) Intranet
12 11 (0.28%) SAN
12 11 (0.28%) Unified Communications
13 10 (0.26%) Wireshark
14 9 (0.23%) ATM
14 9 (0.23%) SSL
14 9 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (6.20%) Power BI
2 133 (3.44%) SQL Server
3 118 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
4 105 (2.71%) Tableau
5 56 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 46 (1.19%) QlikView
8 45 (1.16%) Qlik Sense
9 40 (1.03%) Big Data
10 38 (0.98%) Data Lake
11 35 (0.90%) Oracle Database
12 34 (0.88%) Relational Database
13 28 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
14 25 (0.65%) Data Mining
15 23 (0.59%) BigQuery
16 22 (0.57%) MySQL
16 22 (0.57%) Pentaho
17 20 (0.52%) Hadoop
17 20 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
18 16 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 243 (6.28%) JIRA
2 48 (1.24%) Selenium
3 36 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 31 (0.80%) Cucumber
4 31 (0.80%) Postman
5 29 (0.75%) JMeter
6 23 (0.59%) SoapUI
7 21 (0.54%) Toad
8 16 (0.41%) Git (software)
9 12 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (0.28%) LoadRunner
11 9 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
11 9 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
12 8 (0.21%) Gatling
13 7 (0.18%) Appium
13 7 (0.18%) eggPlant
13 7 (0.18%) JUnit
13 7 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.16%) WebDriver
15 5 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 957 (24.74%) Finance
2 344 (8.89%) Banking
3 315 (8.14%) Public Sector
4 169 (4.37%) Front Office
5 161 (4.16%) Retail
6 119 (3.08%) Marketing
7 106 (2.74%) Investment Banking
8 97 (2.51%) Telecoms
9 85 (2.20%) Back Office
10 73 (1.89%) Manufacturing
11 66 (1.71%) Legal
12 47 (1.21%) Local Government
13 46 (1.19%) Law
14 45 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 29 (0.75%) Electronics
16 28 (0.72%) German Language
17 26 (0.67%) Financial Institution
17 26 (0.67%) Publishing
18 24 (0.62%) International Banking
19 19 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (2.30%) XML
2 52 (1.34%) Web Services
3 41 (1.06%) .NET
4 36 (0.93%) JSON
5 31 (0.80%) Middleware
6 28 (0.72%) Pandas
7 26 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
8 22 (0.57%) HTML
9 21 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
9 21 (0.54%) SOAP
10 18 (0.47%) RESTful
11 15 (0.39%) Gherkin
12 12 (0.31%) REST
13 10 (0.26%) AngularJS
13 10 (0.26%) EDI
14 9 (0.23%) CSS
14 9 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (0.21%) FpML
15 8 (0.21%) React
15 8 (0.21%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 490 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (3.95%) NHS
3 142 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 114 (2.95%) Derivative
5 98 (2.53%) Equities
6 94 (2.43%) User Experience
7 87 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
8 73 (1.89%) Hedge funds
9 69 (1.78%) Fixed Income
10 63 (1.63%) Reference Data
11 55 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 47 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
13 33 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
14 32 (0.83%) Data Centre
14 32 (0.83%) Data Structures
15 29 (0.75%) Social Media
16 27 (0.70%) FMCG
16 27 (0.70%) Virtual Team
17 25 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
18 24 (0.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 393 (10.16%) Windows
2 137 (3.54%) Windows 10
3 102 (2.64%) Linux
4 77 (1.99%) Unix
5 56 (1.45%) Windows Server
6 49 (1.27%) Windows 7
7 29 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 22 (0.57%) Android
9 13 (0.34%) Windows 8
9 13 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 12 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (0.21%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.13%) Solaris
17 3 (0.078%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.078%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 769 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
2 502 (12.97%) Business Analysis
3 411 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 360 (9.30%) Data Analysis
5 352 (9.10%) Business Intelligence
5 352 (9.10%) Requirements Gathering
6 330 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
7 288 (7.44%) User Stories
8 267 (6.90%) Analytics
9 255 (6.59%) Migration
10 254 (6.57%) ITIL
11 221 (5.71%) Data Modelling
12 216 (5.58%) Change Management
13 204 (5.27%) Cybersecurity
14 198 (5.12%) Workshop Facilitation
15 175 (4.52%) Scrum
16 165 (4.26%) Project Management
17 155 (4.01%) User Acceptance Testing
18 153 (3.95%) Asset Management
19 147 (3.80%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 699 (18.07%) SQL
2 262 (6.77%) Python
3 80 (2.07%) Java
4 70 (1.81%) JavaScript
5 67 (1.73%) R
6 58 (1.50%) C++
7 56 (1.45%) C#
8 55 (1.42%) VBA
9 53 (1.37%) PowerShell
10 50 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 48 (1.24%) T-SQL
12 42 (1.09%) C
13 22 (0.57%) VB
14 10 (0.26%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.26%) Perl
15 8 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 8 (0.21%) PHP
15 8 (0.21%) Ruby
15 8 (0.21%) VBScript
16 5 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 444 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 344 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 177 (4.57%) Degree
4 83 (2.15%) ISEB
5 70 (1.81%) DV Cleared
6 60 (1.55%) ISTQB
7 51 (1.32%) CISSP
8 41 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 33 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 32 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
11 25 (0.65%) CISM
11 25 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
14 18 (0.47%) GCIH
15 17 (0.44%) SSCP
16 15 (0.39%) CCNA
17 14 (0.36%) CEH
17 14 (0.36%) MCSA
17 14 (0.36%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (4.47%) QA
2 119 (3.08%) Data Quality
3 94 (2.43%) SLA
4 62 (1.60%) NIST
5 59 (1.52%) GDPR
5 59 (1.52%) PMO
6 39 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 30 (0.78%) NCSC
8 17 (0.44%) COREP
9 16 (0.41%) PCI DSS
10 14 (0.36%) MiFID
11 13 (0.34%) IFRS
12 11 (0.28%) COBIT
13 10 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 8 (0.21%) EMIR
16 6 (0.16%) FINREP
16 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17025
16 6 (0.16%) PSD2
16 6 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 229 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 25 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.21%) HDFS
3 8 (0.21%) XenApp
4 7 (0.18%) Docker
4 7 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.16%) vSphere
6 4 (0.10%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.078%) NFS
8 2 (0.052%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.052%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.052%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.052%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.026%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.026%) Firmware
9 1 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.026%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (0.90%) SCCM
2 20 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.23%) HP ALM
4 8 (0.21%) Grafana
4 8 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (0.21%) SCOM
5 7 (0.18%) AirWatch
6 6 (0.16%) CASB
6 6 (0.16%) Kibana
6 6 (0.16%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.16%) QRadar
6 6 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.16%) Stealthwatch
7 5 (0.13%) EnCase
7 5 (0.13%) Nessus
8 4 (0.10%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.10%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.10%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.078%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 482 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 241 (6.23%) Oracle
3 191 (4.94%) SAP
4 90 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 84 (2.17%) ServiceNow
6 74 (1.91%) Cisco
7 67 (1.73%) Splunk
8 57 (1.47%) Bloomberg
9 51 (1.32%) Citrix
9 51 (1.32%) Google
9 51 (1.32%) VMware
10 39 (1.01%) HP
11 33 (0.85%) Palo Alto
12 30 (0.78%) Fortinet
12 30 (0.78%) Remedy
12 30 (0.78%) Reuters
13 29 (0.75%) FactSet
14 28 (0.72%) Informatica
14 28 (0.72%) Murex
15 27 (0.70%) Adobe