Period
to 22 September 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 9,978 12,671 13,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.49% 13.60% 15.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.26% 14.36% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,640 8,252 9,297
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £185 £185 £213
90th Percentile £561 £563 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 604 560
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.44 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% -2.12% +5.15%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.50 £10.22
90th Percentile £43.75 £31.67 £34.05
UK median hourly rate £15.69 £15.30 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.52% -1.29% +5.23%

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 75,265 88,237 86,128
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.18% 94.74% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,987 58,618 56,843
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,502 2,847 2,559
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.09 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.81
% change year-on-year +12.68% -5.64% -1.00%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -4 4,547 £450 +2.86% 583
South East -3 1,836 £400 +1.14% 401
North of England -1 1,359 £375 +3.45% 408
Midlands -3 869 £363 -3.33% 250
South West -1 775 £375 - 186
North West 0 653 £375 +7.14% 224
West Midlands -2 604 £375 -3.23% 166
Yorkshire -1 576 £375 - 152
East of England -1 550 £400 +6.67% 161
East Midlands -4 253 £340 -5.56% 83
North East +7 129 £350 +3.70% 32
South Coast -4 2 £275 -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 2,500 (25.06%) Finance
2 2,183 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1,566 (15.69%) Microsoft
4 1,475 (14.78%) SQL
5 1,408 (14.11%) Windows
6 1,264 (12.67%) Business Analysis
7 1,187 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
8 1,148 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,004 (10.06%) Microsoft Excel
10 874 (8.76%) Microsoft Office
11 867 (8.69%) Active Directory
12 850 (8.52%) ITIL
13 830 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
14 812 (8.14%) Banking
15 797 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
16 779 (7.81%) Analytics
17 723 (7.25%) Migration
18 719 (7.21%) Office 365
19 697 (6.99%) Data Analysis
20 692 (6.94%) JIRA
21 686 (6.88%) User Stories
22 616 (6.17%) Scrum
23 563 (5.64%) Security Cleared
24 548 (5.49%) Project Management
25 514 (5.15%) Retail
26 513 (5.14%) Public Sector
27 510 (5.11%) Degree
28 506 (5.07%) Test Automation
28 506 (5.07%) Windows 10
29 505 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing

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
1 361 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 313 (3.14%) Confluence
3 186 (1.86%) MS Exchange
4 157 (1.57%) SAS
5 76 (0.76%) CMS
6 70 (0.70%) Skype for Business
7 59 (0.59%) IIS
8 57 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
9 30 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 27 (0.27%) IBM Notes
11 25 (0.25%) Apache Spark
12 23 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
13 20 (0.20%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
15 16 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 15 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 15 (0.15%) Apache
17 13 (0.13%) Tomcat
17 13 (0.13%) WebLogic
18 11 (0.11%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1,004 (10.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 874 (8.76%) Microsoft Office
3 355 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 247 (2.48%) MS Visio
5 113 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
6 81 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
7 25 (0.25%) SPSS
8 13 (0.13%) Open Workbench
9 10 (0.10%) Stata
10 9 (0.090%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.060%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.040%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.040%) Mozilla Thunderbird
13 3 (0.030%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.030%) Weka
14 2 (0.020%) Shockwave
14 2 (0.020%) Snagit
14 2 (0.020%) Windchill
15 1 (0.010%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 167 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 47 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
3 43 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 39 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 33 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 24 (0.24%) NetSuite
7 22 (0.22%) SAP MM
7 22 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 20 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 20 (0.20%) SAP FI
8 20 (0.20%) SAP QM
9 19 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
10 18 (0.18%) SAP ERP
11 17 (0.17%) Markit EDM
11 17 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
12 16 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
12 16 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
13 15 (0.15%) SAP CO
13 15 (0.15%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 719 (7.21%) Office 365
2 454 (4.55%) Azure
3 394 (3.95%) Power Platform
4 241 (2.42%) AWS
5 170 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
6 86 (0.86%) Google Analytics
7 84 (0.84%) SaaS
8 58 (0.58%) OneDrive
9 54 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
10 45 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 41 (0.41%) Google Sheets
12 39 (0.39%) GCP
13 37 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
14 35 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
15 31 (0.31%) PaaS
16 30 (0.30%) IaaS
17 28 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 27 (0.27%) GitHub
19 22 (0.22%) Amazon S3
19 22 (0.22%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 206 (2.06%) Firewall
2 111 (1.11%) Internet
3 109 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 108 (1.08%) LAN
5 105 (1.05%) WAN
6 102 (1.02%) Skype
7 96 (0.96%) DNS
8 93 (0.93%) VPN
9 63 (0.63%) DHCP
10 56 (0.56%) Network Security
11 54 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
12 52 (0.52%) VoIP
13 50 (0.50%) Wireless
14 43 (0.43%) HTTP
15 42 (0.42%) FTP
16 32 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (0.32%) Intranet
17 29 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
18 26 (0.26%) SAN
19 25 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 470 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 387 (3.88%) Power BI
3 335 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
4 163 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 130 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 126 (1.26%) Big Data
7 119 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 90 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
9 69 (0.69%) MS Access
9 69 (0.69%) QlikView
10 58 (0.58%) Data Mining
10 58 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
10 58 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 55 (0.55%) Oracle Database
12 54 (0.54%) Hadoop
13 53 (0.53%) MySQL
14 50 (0.50%) Data Lake
15 39 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
16 33 (0.33%) NoSQL
16 33 (0.33%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 692 (6.94%) JIRA
2 282 (2.83%) Selenium
3 151 (1.51%) Cucumber
4 99 (0.99%) WebDriver
5 88 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 82 (0.82%) SoapUI
7 73 (0.73%) Jenkins
8 71 (0.71%) Git (software)
8 71 (0.71%) Visual Studio
9 68 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
10 66 (0.66%) JMeter
11 52 (0.52%) SpecFlow
12 23 (0.23%) Gatling
13 21 (0.21%) Eclipse
13 21 (0.21%) Rational Rose
14 19 (0.19%) Toad
14 19 (0.19%) Zephyr
15 18 (0.18%) HP UFT
16 17 (0.17%) JUnit
17 16 (0.16%) LoadRunner
General
1 2,500 (25.06%) Finance
2 812 (8.14%) Banking
3 514 (5.15%) Retail
4 513 (5.14%) Public Sector
5 271 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 245 (2.46%) Marketing
7 244 (2.45%) Legal
8 200 (2.00%) Law
9 196 (1.96%) Front Office
10 182 (1.82%) Manufacturing
11 145 (1.45%) Investment Banking
12 124 (1.24%) Financial Institution
13 111 (1.11%) Advertising
14 106 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
15 91 (0.91%) Back Office
16 87 (0.87%) Retail Banking
17 84 (0.84%) Local Government
18 65 (0.65%) Billing
19 63 (0.63%) Publishing
20 43 (0.43%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (1.81%) .NET
2 173 (1.73%) XML
3 126 (1.26%) Web Services
4 104 (1.04%) HTML
5 82 (0.82%) SOAP
6 70 (0.70%) JSON
7 64 (0.64%) Gherkin
8 57 (0.57%) REST
9 56 (0.56%) CSS
10 55 (0.55%) Middleware
11 51 (0.51%) RESTful
12 41 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
13 30 (0.30%) Spring
14 24 (0.24%) ASP.NET
14 24 (0.24%) LDAP
15 23 (0.23%) AngularJS
16 22 (0.22%) jQuery
16 22 (0.22%) SAML
17 21 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
18 20 (0.20%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 1,187 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 395 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 300 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
4 228 (2.29%) User Experience
5 174 (1.74%) NHS
6 111 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 107 (1.07%) Data Centre
8 105 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
9 99 (0.99%) Derivative
10 84 (0.84%) Data Structures
10 84 (0.84%) Equities
11 77 (0.77%) Fixed Income
12 69 (0.69%) Mobile App
13 68 (0.68%) Blackberry
14 56 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
14 56 (0.56%) Virtual Team
15 49 (0.49%) iPhone
16 48 (0.48%) Reference Data
16 48 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
17 46 (0.46%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,408 (14.11%) Windows
2 506 (5.07%) Windows 10
3 380 (3.81%) Windows 7
4 305 (3.06%) Linux
5 292 (2.93%) Windows Server
6 207 (2.07%) Unix
7 139 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 124 (1.24%) Android
9 97 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 80 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 64 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 61 (0.61%) Windows XP
13 51 (0.51%) Windows 8
14 46 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 34 (0.34%) Solaris
16 25 (0.25%) Mac OS
17 20 (0.20%) AIX
17 20 (0.20%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
19 9 (0.090%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,183 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1,264 (12.67%) Business Analysis
3 1,148 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 850 (8.52%) ITIL
5 830 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
6 797 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
7 779 (7.81%) Analytics
8 723 (7.25%) Migration
9 697 (6.99%) Data Analysis
10 686 (6.88%) User Stories
11 616 (6.17%) Scrum
12 548 (5.49%) Project Management
13 506 (5.07%) Test Automation
14 505 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
15 502 (5.03%) Change Management
16 493 (4.94%) Data Modelling
17 434 (4.35%) CRM
18 371 (3.72%) Waterfall
19 360 (3.61%) Workshop Facilitation
20 359 (3.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,475 (14.78%) SQL
2 355 (3.56%) Python
3 275 (2.76%) Java
4 195 (1.95%) C#
5 187 (1.87%) PowerShell
6 180 (1.80%) JavaScript
7 135 (1.35%) R
8 134 (1.34%) C
9 105 (1.05%) VBA
10 100 (1.00%) T-SQL
11 60 (0.60%) VB
12 59 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 35 (0.35%) C++
14 32 (0.32%) Perl
15 30 (0.30%) Bash Shell
16 29 (0.29%) Shell Script
17 20 (0.20%) Scala
17 20 (0.20%) VBScript
18 17 (0.17%) Java 8
19 15 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 563 (5.64%) Security Cleared
2 510 (5.11%) Degree
3 391 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 272 (2.73%) ISEB
5 161 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 115 (1.15%) CISSP
7 108 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
8 102 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 93 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
10 79 (0.79%) DV Cleared
11 73 (0.73%) CCNA
12 70 (0.70%) CISM
13 64 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 51 (0.51%) IIBA
14 51 (0.51%) MCP
15 49 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
16 48 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
17 46 (0.46%) CIMA
17 46 (0.46%) CISA
17 46 (0.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 450 (4.51%) QA
2 303 (3.04%) PMO
3 285 (2.86%) SLA
4 270 (2.71%) Data Quality
5 156 (1.56%) GDPR
6 86 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 42 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 42 (0.42%) PSD2
8 40 (0.40%) MiFID
9 39 (0.39%) NIST
10 35 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 21 (0.21%) EMIR
12 20 (0.20%) IFRS
13 19 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 17 (0.17%) SEPA
15 15 (0.15%) Solvency II
16 13 (0.13%) GxP
17 11 (0.11%) COBIT
18 9 (0.090%) ISO 9001
18 9 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 867 (8.69%) Active Directory
2 139 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (0.79%) XenApp
4 68 (0.68%) vSphere
5 61 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 48 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 45 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 25 (0.25%) Docker
10 23 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.16%) BitLocker
11 16 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.15%) Firmware
13 12 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 8 (0.080%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.080%) Snort
16 7 (0.070%) VMware NSX
17 5 (0.050%) Apache Flume
17 5 (0.050%) RACF
Systems Management
1 203 (2.03%) SCCM
2 54 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
3 43 (0.43%) HP ALM
4 41 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 40 (0.40%) AirWatch
6 34 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
7 33 (0.33%) SCOM
8 29 (0.29%) Control-M
9 28 (0.28%) WSUS
10 27 (0.27%) Nessus
11 21 (0.21%) CASB
12 16 (0.16%) Kubernetes
13 15 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 14 (0.14%) Ansible
14 14 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
15 13 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
15 13 (0.13%) Tivoli
16 11 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (0.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,566 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 492 (4.93%) SAP
3 489 (4.90%) Oracle
4 317 (3.18%) Tableau
5 257 (2.58%) ServiceNow
6 255 (2.56%) Citrix
7 233 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
8 226 (2.26%) Cisco
9 218 (2.18%) VMware
10 211 (2.11%) Google
11 128 (1.28%) HP
12 114 (1.14%) Adobe
13 104 (1.04%) IBM
14 100 (1.00%) Remedy
15 99 (0.99%) Splunk
16 95 (0.95%) Apple
17 76 (0.76%) Sony
18 59 (0.59%) Ivanti
19 58 (0.58%) Red Hat
20 55 (0.55%) Workday