Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 14,086 13,492 17,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.10% 15.17% 17.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.95% 16.01% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,509 9,085 11,369
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 631 851
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £37.85 £33.00 £31.00
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.67% - +1.69%

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 88,335 84,288 92,927
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.74% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,287 55,355 60,351
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,615 2,958 3,424
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.54 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 6,864 £435 +2.35% 944
South East -1 2,479 £380 +4.83% 445
North of England +1 1,781 £363 +3.57% 512
Midlands 0 1,289 £375 +7.14% 325
South West 0 844 £351 +0.29% 214
East of England 0 815 £375 +7.14% 226
Yorkshire +1 797 £363 +3.57% 204
North West 0 785 £375 +7.14% 264
West Midlands 0 743 £361 -1.03% 188
East Midlands -1 515 £375 +11.11% 137
North East +23 194 £350 +4.48% 44
South Coast +4 4 £425 -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 3,918 (27.81%) Finance
2 2,950 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
3 2,273 (16.14%) Business Analysis
4 2,260 (16.04%) SQL
5 1,809 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,787 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1,716 (12.18%) Microsoft
8 1,672 (11.87%) Banking
9 1,591 (11.29%) Windows
10 1,298 (9.21%) Microsoft Excel
11 1,205 (8.55%) ITIL
12 1,061 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
13 1,042 (7.40%) Active Directory
14 983 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
15 981 (6.96%) Data Analysis
16 940 (6.67%) Project Management
17 917 (6.51%) Migration
18 869 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
19 851 (6.04%) Analytics
20 844 (5.99%) User Stories
21 807 (5.73%) Scrum
22 804 (5.71%) Retail
23 792 (5.62%) Security Cleared
24 789 (5.60%) Oracle
25 735 (5.22%) Degree
26 720 (5.11%) JIRA
27 715 (5.08%) Change Management
28 699 (4.96%) Test Automation
29 671 (4.76%) SAP
30 662 (4.70%) 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
1 382 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 259 (1.84%) MS Exchange
3 249 (1.77%) Confluence
4 234 (1.66%) SAS
5 121 (0.86%) CMS
6 91 (0.65%) Skype for Business
7 71 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 59 (0.42%) WebSphere
9 57 (0.40%) IIS
10 43 (0.31%) Apache Spark
11 38 (0.27%) Apache
11 38 (0.27%) Tomcat
12 36 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 35 (0.25%) JBoss
14 33 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
15 27 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 26 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
16 26 (0.18%) IBM Notes
17 24 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
17 24 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1,298 (9.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,061 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
3 482 (3.42%) MS Visio
4 445 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 189 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
6 118 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 28 (0.20%) SPSS
9 13 (0.092%) Stata
10 12 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 11 (0.078%) InDesign
12 5 (0.035%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.035%) HipChat
12 5 (0.035%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.028%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.021%) Mingle
14 3 (0.021%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.021%) Vectorworks
15 2 (0.014%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 207 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 66 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 60 (0.43%) thinkFolio
5 56 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
6 54 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 52 (0.37%) SAP CO
7 52 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
8 51 (0.36%) Markit EDM
9 44 (0.31%) Elite 3E
10 40 (0.28%) NetSuite
11 37 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
12 34 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
13 32 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
13 32 (0.23%) Temenos T24
14 30 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 29 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
16 25 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
17 24 (0.17%) SAP HR
18 23 (0.16%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 482 (3.42%) Office 365
2 201 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 139 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 127 (0.90%) Google Analytics
5 105 (0.75%) SaaS
6 84 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
7 64 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
8 52 (0.37%) PaaS
9 51 (0.36%) IaaS
10 42 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
11 36 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
12 33 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
13 32 (0.23%) Trello
14 29 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
15 25 (0.18%) Slack
16 22 (0.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 21 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 19 (0.13%) OneDrive
19 16 (0.11%) G Suite
19 16 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 295 (2.09%) Firewall
2 195 (1.38%) Internet
3 175 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 162 (1.15%) SMS
5 151 (1.07%) DNS
6 146 (1.04%) LAN
6 146 (1.04%) WAN
7 138 (0.98%) VPN
8 123 (0.87%) DHCP
9 90 (0.64%) Wireless
10 89 (0.63%) Skype
11 85 (0.60%) Network Security
12 77 (0.55%) Intranet
13 73 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
14 64 (0.45%) VoIP
15 60 (0.43%) SAN
16 51 (0.36%) SSL
17 47 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
18 35 (0.25%) HTTP
19 34 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 629 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 392 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 212 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 211 (1.50%) Power BI
5 210 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 200 (1.42%) Big Data
7 186 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
8 181 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 122 (0.87%) QlikView
10 111 (0.79%) Hadoop
11 95 (0.67%) MS Access
12 93 (0.66%) Oracle Database
13 92 (0.65%) Data Mining
14 87 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 85 (0.60%) Blockchain
16 73 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
17 57 (0.40%) SAP BW
18 40 (0.28%) Data Lake
18 40 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
18 40 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 720 (5.11%) JIRA
2 368 (2.61%) Selenium
3 177 (1.26%) Cucumber
4 128 (0.91%) SoapUI
5 107 (0.76%) WebDriver
6 101 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 89 (0.63%) Jenkins
8 86 (0.61%) Visual Studio
9 84 (0.60%) SpecFlow
10 72 (0.51%) Git (software)
10 72 (0.51%) JMeter
11 69 (0.49%) HP UFT
12 41 (0.29%) Maven
12 41 (0.29%) TeamCity
13 39 (0.28%) Zephyr
14 32 (0.23%) LoadRunner
15 30 (0.21%) JUnit
16 29 (0.21%) Protractor
17 28 (0.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 27 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 3,918 (27.81%) Finance
2 1,672 (11.87%) Banking
3 804 (5.71%) Retail
4 475 (3.37%) Front Office
5 439 (3.12%) Legal
6 406 (2.88%) Investment Banking
7 393 (2.79%) Marketing
8 338 (2.40%) Telecoms
9 268 (1.90%) Retail Banking
10 247 (1.75%) Manufacturing
11 206 (1.46%) Law
12 170 (1.21%) Back Office
13 147 (1.04%) Financial Institution
14 134 (0.95%) Billing
15 133 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
16 110 (0.78%) Advertising
17 102 (0.72%) Publishing
18 72 (0.51%) Automotive
19 55 (0.39%) French Language
20 54 (0.38%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (1.96%) XML
2 246 (1.75%) .NET
3 239 (1.70%) Web Services
4 135 (0.96%) HTML
5 118 (0.84%) SOAP
6 101 (0.72%) REST
7 91 (0.65%) Middleware
8 84 (0.60%) Gherkin
9 80 (0.57%) JSON
10 74 (0.53%) CSS
11 54 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
12 38 (0.27%) AngularJS
13 36 (0.26%) J2EE
13 36 (0.26%) RESTful
14 34 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
15 29 (0.21%) Spring
15 29 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
16 27 (0.19%) ASP.NET
16 27 (0.19%) MDX
17 24 (0.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1,787 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
2 488 (3.46%) Management Information System
3 367 (2.61%) User Experience
4 250 (1.77%) Fixed Income
5 243 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 228 (1.62%) Derivative
7 186 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 170 (1.21%) Equities
9 161 (1.14%) Mobile App
10 157 (1.11%) NHS
11 153 (1.09%) Data Centre
12 138 (0.98%) Data Structures
13 134 (0.95%) Credit Risk
14 112 (0.80%) Blackberry
15 102 (0.72%) Smartphone
16 100 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
17 97 (0.69%) FMCG
18 95 (0.67%) Market Risk
19 88 (0.62%) iPhone
20 81 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,591 (11.29%) Windows
2 514 (3.65%) Windows 7
3 417 (2.96%) Unix
4 372 (2.64%) Linux
5 355 (2.52%) Windows 10
6 304 (2.16%) Windows Server
7 156 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 149 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 138 (0.98%) Android
10 130 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 84 (0.60%) Windows 8
12 75 (0.53%) Windows XP
13 70 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 65 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 48 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 46 (0.33%) Solaris
17 37 (0.26%) AIX
18 23 (0.16%) VMS
19 21 (0.15%) HPUX
20 20 (0.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,950 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2,273 (16.14%) Business Analysis
3 1,809 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,205 (8.55%) ITIL
5 983 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
6 981 (6.96%) Data Analysis
7 940 (6.67%) Project Management
8 917 (6.51%) Migration
9 869 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
10 851 (6.04%) Analytics
11 844 (5.99%) User Stories
12 807 (5.73%) Scrum
13 715 (5.08%) Change Management
14 699 (4.96%) Test Automation
15 644 (4.57%) Waterfall
16 621 (4.41%) Data Modelling
17 605 (4.30%) Test Scripting
18 600 (4.26%) CRM
19 533 (3.78%) SDLC
20 520 (3.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,260 (16.04%) SQL
2 526 (3.73%) Java
3 351 (2.49%) C#
4 322 (2.29%) Python
5 304 (2.16%) VBA
6 180 (1.28%) JavaScript
7 153 (1.09%) PowerShell
8 145 (1.03%) R
9 141 (1.00%) C
10 134 (0.95%) C++
11 122 (0.87%) T-SQL
12 104 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 84 (0.60%) Perl
14 79 (0.56%) VB
15 75 (0.53%) Shell Script
16 73 (0.52%) Bash Shell
17 62 (0.44%) PHP
18 53 (0.38%) VBScript
19 43 (0.31%) MATLAB
20 41 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 792 (5.62%) Security Cleared
2 735 (5.22%) Degree
3 534 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 431 (3.06%) ISEB
5 233 (1.65%) ISTQB
6 180 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 169 (1.20%) CISSP
8 118 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 115 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 97 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 88 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
12 76 (0.54%) CISM
13 64 (0.45%) MCP
14 62 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
14 62 (0.44%) MCSE
14 62 (0.44%) PMI Certification
14 62 (0.44%) PMP
15 59 (0.42%) IIBA
16 51 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
17 47 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 662 (4.70%) GDPR
2 634 (4.50%) QA
3 439 (3.12%) PMO
4 388 (2.75%) SLA
5 342 (2.43%) Data Quality
6 199 (1.41%) MiFID
7 135 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 117 (0.83%) PCI DSS
9 80 (0.57%) EMIR
10 76 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 49 (0.35%) ISO 9001
12 48 (0.34%) COBIT
13 47 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
14 45 (0.32%) IFRS
15 38 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
16 31 (0.22%) PSD2
17 29 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 29 (0.21%) SEPA
18 28 (0.20%) Solvency II
19 27 (0.19%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1,042 (7.40%) Active Directory
2 152 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (0.50%) XenApp
4 59 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 57 (0.40%) vSphere
6 53 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 28 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (0.16%) Docker
10 21 (0.15%) Terminal Services
11 18 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (0.11%) NFS
12 16 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 16 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (0.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 15 (0.11%) RACF
13 15 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (0.078%) BitLocker
15 10 (0.071%) DFS Replication
15 10 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 233 (1.65%) SCCM
2 154 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
3 72 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 39 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
5 32 (0.23%) QRadar
6 31 (0.22%) AirWatch
7 24 (0.17%) Nessus
7 24 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 23 (0.16%) Tivoli
9 20 (0.14%) SCOM
10 19 (0.13%) Control-M
10 19 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (0.12%) NetBackup
11 17 (0.12%) WSUS
12 16 (0.11%) Backup Exec
12 16 (0.11%) CSIRT
12 16 (0.11%) Nagios
13 14 (0.099%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 14 (0.099%) Microsoft Clustering
13 14 (0.099%) OVSD
Vendors
1 1,716 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 789 (5.60%) Oracle
3 671 (4.76%) SAP
4 342 (2.43%) Tableau
5 341 (2.42%) Citrix
6 333 (2.36%) HP
7 303 (2.15%) VMware
8 293 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
9 244 (1.73%) Cisco
10 236 (1.68%) Google
11 216 (1.53%) ServiceNow
12 159 (1.13%) IBM
13 143 (1.02%) Adobe
14 127 (0.90%) Apple
15 112 (0.80%) Remedy
16 109 (0.77%) Bloomberg
17 98 (0.70%) Cognos
18 78 (0.55%) Charles River
19 75 (0.53%) Dell
20 74 (0.53%) Splunk