Period
to 3 June 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £403 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 4,675 10,354 12,960
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 11.56% 12.61% 14.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.33% 13.33% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,052 6,935 8,572
Median daily rate £403 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £173 £200 £200
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 499 578
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.19 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.62% +1.27% -3.23%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.54 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £38.23
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.51% +1.63% -3.23%

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 37,926 77,676 87,556
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 94.56% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,234 51,549 57,881
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £256 £280 £273
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £470 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,501 2,426 2,752
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -0.27%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.42 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.03 £18.12
% change year-on-year +12.98% +5.04% -3.35%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 -1 1,940 £445 -1.11% 91
South East 0 969 £400 - 57
North of England -3 683 £350 -6.67% 85
Midlands -3 406 £388 +4.03% 56
North West -3 360 £325 -13.33% 53
East of England -1 335 £363 -9.38% 23
South West -9 319 £423 +12.80% 29
Yorkshire -3 263 £375 -1.61% 26
West Midlands -3 250 £400 +5.61% 40
East Midlands +1 153 £280 -17.65% 16
North East -8 60 £350 +7.69% 6
South Coast +4 3 £625 +127.27%
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 1,034 (22.12%) Finance
2 1,003 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
3 738 (15.79%) SQL
4 707 (15.12%) Microsoft
5 618 (13.22%) Windows
6 587 (12.56%) Business Analysis
7 586 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
8 513 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 491 (10.50%) Security Cleared
10 463 (9.90%) Microsoft Excel
11 458 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
12 424 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
13 422 (9.03%) Active Directory
14 391 (8.36%) Business Intelligence
15 382 (8.17%) SC Cleared
16 379 (8.11%) ITIL
17 350 (7.49%) Requirements Gathering
18 349 (7.47%) Migration
19 348 (7.44%) Analytics
20 343 (7.34%) Data Analysis
21 327 (6.99%) Public Sector
22 318 (6.80%) Banking
23 313 (6.70%) JIRA
24 287 (6.14%) User Stories
25 279 (5.97%) Azure
26 276 (5.90%) Change Management
27 267 (5.71%) Oracle
28 265 (5.67%) Office 365
29 253 (5.41%) Windows 10
30 246 (5.26%) 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
1 138 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 137 (2.93%) Confluence
3 46 (0.98%) MS Exchange
4 44 (0.94%) SAS
5 27 (0.58%) IIS
6 25 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 23 (0.49%) CMS
8 20 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (0.34%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.30%) IBM Notes
12 10 (0.21%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.21%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.19%) ArcGIS
14 8 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 8 (0.17%) Apache
14 8 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
16 6 (0.13%) OnBase
17 5 (0.11%) Documentum
Applications
1 463 (9.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 458 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
3 150 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 124 (2.65%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 32 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.26%) SPSS
8 6 (0.13%) RoboHelp
9 3 (0.064%) Windchill
10 2 (0.043%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.043%) ArcInfo
10 2 (0.043%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.043%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.021%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 48 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
4 24 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 20 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
6 19 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 17 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
8 14 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
9 13 (0.28%) Markit EDM
9 13 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
9 13 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
10 12 (0.26%) Misys Midas
10 12 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 11 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
11 11 (0.24%) SAP ERP
11 11 (0.24%) SAP HR
12 10 (0.21%) NetSuite
12 10 (0.21%) SAP MM
13 9 (0.19%) PolarLake
13 9 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 279 (5.97%) Azure
2 265 (5.67%) Office 365
3 235 (5.03%) Power Platform
4 108 (2.31%) AWS
5 68 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
6 34 (0.73%) Google Analytics
7 30 (0.64%) GCP
8 29 (0.62%) SaaS
9 25 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
11 16 (0.34%) OneDrive
12 13 (0.28%) Mimecast
13 11 (0.24%) Data Lake Analytics
13 11 (0.24%) G Suite
14 10 (0.21%) BlazeMeter
14 10 (0.21%) PowerApps
15 9 (0.19%) PaaS
16 8 (0.17%) GitHub
17 7 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (1.93%) Firewall
2 72 (1.54%) VPN
3 55 (1.18%) LAN
4 51 (1.09%) DNS
5 48 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 47 (1.01%) WAN
7 45 (0.96%) Skype
8 42 (0.90%) DHCP
9 41 (0.88%) Internet
10 32 (0.68%) VoIP
11 24 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
12 19 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
12 19 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (0.36%) Network Security
14 16 (0.34%) Unified Communications
15 15 (0.32%) Intranet
16 14 (0.30%) FTP
16 14 (0.30%) HTTP
17 12 (0.26%) SAN
17 12 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (4.83%) Power BI
2 213 (4.56%) SQL Server
3 142 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
4 89 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 87 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 66 (1.41%) Big Data
7 56 (1.20%) QlikView
8 51 (1.09%) Data Lake
9 50 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 44 (0.94%) Data Mining
11 40 (0.86%) MySQL
12 38 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
13 36 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
14 31 (0.66%) Hadoop
15 26 (0.56%) Oracle Database
16 25 (0.53%) BigQuery
17 23 (0.49%) MS Access
18 21 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
19 20 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 19 (0.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 313 (6.70%) JIRA
2 118 (2.52%) Selenium
3 65 (1.39%) Cucumber
4 44 (0.94%) JMeter
5 37 (0.79%) Jenkins
6 36 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 36 (0.77%) Postman
7 31 (0.66%) SoapUI
8 27 (0.58%) Visual Studio
9 26 (0.56%) Eclipse
10 24 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (0.45%) WebDriver
12 18 (0.39%) Zephyr
13 16 (0.34%) LoadRunner
14 15 (0.32%) JUnit
15 13 (0.28%) Toad
16 12 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
17 10 (0.21%) SpecFlow
17 10 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 9 (0.19%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,034 (22.12%) Finance
2 327 (6.99%) Public Sector
3 318 (6.80%) Banking
4 178 (3.81%) Retail
5 128 (2.74%) Marketing
6 107 (2.29%) Front Office
7 99 (2.12%) Telecoms
8 91 (1.95%) Legal
9 86 (1.84%) Law
10 76 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 75 (1.60%) Manufacturing
12 59 (1.26%) Back Office
13 58 (1.24%) Investment Banking
14 43 (0.92%) Billing
15 41 (0.88%) Local Government
16 31 (0.66%) Financial Institution
17 27 (0.58%) Automotive
17 27 (0.58%) General Ledger
18 24 (0.51%) Publishing
19 23 (0.49%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (2.18%) XML
2 77 (1.65%) .NET
3 63 (1.35%) Web Services
4 57 (1.22%) HTML
5 40 (0.86%) REST
6 39 (0.83%) SOAP
7 30 (0.64%) Middleware
8 28 (0.60%) JSON
9 27 (0.58%) Gherkin
10 26 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
11 25 (0.53%) EDI
12 23 (0.49%) AngularJS
13 22 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
13 22 (0.47%) SailPoint
14 21 (0.45%) CSS
15 18 (0.39%) LDAP
16 17 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 12 (0.26%) Node.js
17 12 (0.26%) RESTful
18 11 (0.24%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 586 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 125 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
4 112 (2.40%) User Experience
5 107 (2.29%) NHS
6 59 (1.26%) Derivative
7 55 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 53 (1.13%) Fixed Income
9 45 (0.96%) Data Structures
10 34 (0.73%) Credit Risk
11 32 (0.68%) Data Centre
11 32 (0.68%) Virtual Team
12 31 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
13 26 (0.56%) Reference Data
14 25 (0.53%) Blackberry
14 25 (0.53%) Hedge funds
15 24 (0.51%) Equities
16 23 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
16 23 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
16 23 (0.49%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 618 (13.22%) Windows
2 253 (5.41%) Windows 10
3 143 (3.06%) Linux
4 131 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 123 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 80 (1.71%) Unix
7 59 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (1.09%) Apple iOS
9 46 (0.98%) Android
9 46 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
11 26 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (0.34%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.30%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.24%) AIX
16 9 (0.19%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
17 8 (0.17%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,003 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
2 587 (12.56%) Business Analysis
3 513 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 424 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
5 391 (8.36%) Business Intelligence
6 379 (8.11%) ITIL
7 350 (7.49%) Requirements Gathering
8 349 (7.47%) Migration
9 348 (7.44%) Analytics
10 343 (7.34%) Data Analysis
11 287 (6.14%) User Stories
12 276 (5.90%) Change Management
13 239 (5.11%) Scrum
13 239 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 233 (4.98%) Data Modelling
15 202 (4.32%) Project Management
16 192 (4.11%) Test Automation
17 177 (3.79%) Waterfall
18 175 (3.74%) Test Scripting
19 170 (3.64%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 738 (15.79%) SQL
2 167 (3.57%) Python
3 149 (3.19%) Java
4 92 (1.97%) C#
5 87 (1.86%) VBA
6 76 (1.63%) R
7 63 (1.35%) PowerShell
8 60 (1.28%) JavaScript
9 55 (1.18%) C
10 52 (1.11%) T-SQL
11 34 (0.73%) PL/SQL
12 33 (0.71%) C++
13 20 (0.43%) Perl
13 20 (0.43%) VB
14 18 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.30%) Scala
16 13 (0.28%) PHP
17 11 (0.24%) MATLAB
18 10 (0.21%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 491 (10.50%) Security Cleared
2 382 (8.17%) SC Cleared
3 246 (5.26%) Degree
4 116 (2.48%) ISEB
5 83 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 67 (1.43%) CISSP
7 55 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 54 (1.16%) ISTQB
9 36 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 28 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
13 23 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (0.49%) MCP
14 22 (0.47%) GIAC
15 21 (0.45%) IIBA
16 19 (0.41%) A+ Certification
16 19 (0.41%) CISM
17 18 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 17 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (4.06%) QA
2 168 (3.59%) SLA
3 121 (2.59%) Data Quality
4 98 (2.10%) PMO
5 80 (1.71%) GDPR
6 47 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 26 (0.56%) NIST
8 25 (0.53%) IFRS
8 25 (0.53%) Solvency II
9 21 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.26%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.24%) COBIT
12 9 (0.19%) Basel III
13 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 8 (0.17%) MiFID
13 8 (0.17%) NCSC
13 8 (0.17%) WCAG
14 7 (0.15%) Basel II
14 7 (0.15%) EMIR
14 7 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 422 (9.03%) Active Directory
2 61 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (0.43%) XenApp
4 19 (0.41%) Docker
5 16 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.17%) BitLocker
7 8 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.17%) vSphere
8 7 (0.15%) RACF
8 7 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.13%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (0.13%) HDFS
9 6 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.064%) Firmware
11 3 (0.064%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 62 (1.33%) SCCM
2 36 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (0.41%) OpenView
5 18 (0.39%) Ansible
6 16 (0.34%) EnCase
7 14 (0.30%) OVSD
7 14 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (0.26%) Kubernetes
9 11 (0.24%) vMotion
10 10 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (0.19%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.17%) QRadar
12 8 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.17%) Terraform
13 7 (0.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (0.15%) SCOM
14 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
15 5 (0.11%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 707 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 267 (5.71%) Oracle
3 214 (4.58%) SAP
4 124 (2.65%) Tableau
5 114 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
6 113 (2.42%) Citrix
7 99 (2.12%) ServiceNow
8 89 (1.90%) VMware
9 76 (1.63%) Google
10 67 (1.43%) Cisco
11 63 (1.35%) Remedy
12 62 (1.33%) HP
13 53 (1.13%) Splunk
14 42 (0.90%) Bloomberg
15 37 (0.79%) Apple
16 36 (0.77%) Workday
17 34 (0.73%) IBM
18 31 (0.66%) Adobe
19 26 (0.56%) Red Hat
20 24 (0.51%) Atlassian