Period
to 22 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 February 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 11,660 14,095 13,498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.85% 15.11% 15.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.58% 15.93% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,728 9,512 9,099
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.13% +6.53%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 623 628
England median hourly rate £15.45 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.35% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.16 £10.25
90th Percentile £33.80 £38.60 £33.00
UK median hourly rate £15.49 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.57% +1.67% -

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 85,878 88,464 84,371
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.83% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,478 59,319 55,402
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,594 2,619 2,959
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.08% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -3 5,304 £438 +1.16% 764
South East -2 2,048 £390 +4.00% 399
North of England 0 1,729 £375 +3.45% 521
Midlands 0 1,150 £375 - 296
North West -1 804 £375 - 296
South West -4 741 £375 +7.14% 211
West Midlands 0 732 £390 +7.59% 190
Yorkshire 0 728 £375 +4.17% 171
East of England 0 658 £375 - 175
East Midlands -2 378 £328 -12.67% 106
North East -1 198 £350 - 54
South Coast +1 4 - -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 2,886 (24.75%) Finance
2 2,666 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1,816 (15.57%) SQL
4 1,751 (15.02%) Microsoft
5 1,648 (14.13%) Windows
6 1,448 (12.42%) Business Analysis
7 1,399 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1,344 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,191 (10.21%) Microsoft Excel
10 1,133 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
11 1,019 (8.74%) Active Directory
12 1,012 (8.68%) ITIL
13 990 (8.49%) Banking
14 925 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
15 863 (7.40%) Data Analysis
16 813 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
17 794 (6.81%) Security Cleared
18 768 (6.59%) User Stories
19 748 (6.42%) Retail
20 721 (6.18%) Test Automation
21 714 (6.12%) Analytics
22 712 (6.11%) Project Management
23 701 (6.01%) Oracle
24 699 (5.99%) JIRA
25 690 (5.92%) Migration
26 689 (5.91%) Scrum
27 637 (5.46%) User Acceptance Testing
28 607 (5.21%) Degree
29 578 (4.96%) Office 365
30 569 (4.88%) SAP

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
1 355 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 297 (2.55%) Confluence
3 250 (2.14%) MS Exchange
4 152 (1.30%) SAS
5 103 (0.88%) CMS
6 85 (0.73%) Skype for Business
7 76 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 57 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 51 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 49 (0.42%) IIS
11 38 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 35 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 35 (0.30%) WebLogic
13 34 (0.29%) Apache
14 26 (0.22%) Tomcat
15 23 (0.20%) IBM Notes
15 23 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
16 22 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 21 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
18 19 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1,191 (10.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,133 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
3 426 (3.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 282 (2.42%) MS Visio
5 133 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 105 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.19%) SPSS
8 14 (0.12%) Open Workbench
9 8 (0.069%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.060%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.051%) Stata
12 3 (0.026%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.026%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.026%) EngageOne
12 3 (0.026%) InVision
12 3 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.017%) Mathcad
13 2 (0.017%) PTC Creo
13 2 (0.017%) Siemens NX
13 2 (0.017%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 176 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 43 (0.37%) Workday HCM
4 37 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 36 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 34 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
7 31 (0.27%) Markit EDM
8 30 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 30 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
9 29 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
9 29 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 28 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
11 27 (0.23%) SAP HR
11 27 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
12 24 (0.21%) NetSuite
13 23 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
13 23 (0.20%) SAP ERP
14 22 (0.19%) SAP FI
14 22 (0.19%) thinkFolio
15 20 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 578 (4.96%) Office 365
2 373 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 228 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 119 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
5 104 (0.89%) SaaS
6 78 (0.67%) Google Analytics
7 68 (0.58%) PaaS
8 51 (0.44%) IaaS
9 47 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 46 (0.39%) Mimecast
11 42 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
12 40 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
13 38 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
14 35 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
15 30 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
16 27 (0.23%) G Suite
17 23 (0.20%) Trello
18 22 (0.19%) GitHub
19 19 (0.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
20 18 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 244 (2.09%) Firewall
2 201 (1.72%) LAN
3 191 (1.64%) WAN
4 179 (1.54%) Internet
5 166 (1.42%) VPN
6 154 (1.32%) TCP/IP
7 147 (1.26%) DNS
8 102 (0.87%) DHCP
9 84 (0.72%) Skype
10 72 (0.62%) VoIP
11 67 (0.57%) Intranet
12 62 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
13 53 (0.45%) Network Security
14 52 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
15 51 (0.44%) SAN
16 44 (0.38%) Wireless
17 40 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
18 37 (0.32%) FTP
19 24 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
19 24 (0.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 532 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 398 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
3 302 (2.59%) Power BI
4 225 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 195 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 169 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 137 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
8 108 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
9 99 (0.85%) Big Data
10 92 (0.79%) MS Access
11 90 (0.77%) Oracle Database
12 72 (0.62%) Hadoop
13 70 (0.60%) Data Mining
14 69 (0.59%) MySQL
15 64 (0.55%) QlikView
16 61 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 49 (0.42%) RDBMS
18 44 (0.38%) MongoDB
19 33 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
19 33 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 699 (5.99%) JIRA
2 393 (3.37%) Selenium
3 189 (1.62%) Cucumber
4 157 (1.35%) SoapUI
5 130 (1.11%) Jenkins
6 129 (1.11%) JMeter
7 122 (1.05%) WebDriver
8 87 (0.75%) Visual Studio
9 85 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 78 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
11 75 (0.64%) Git (software)
12 62 (0.53%) SpecFlow
13 55 (0.47%) Toad
14 54 (0.46%) LoadRunner
15 40 (0.34%) HP UFT
16 26 (0.22%) Appium
17 24 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
18 19 (0.16%) JUnit
18 19 (0.16%) NUnit
18 19 (0.16%) Zephyr
General
1 2,886 (24.75%) Finance
2 990 (8.49%) Banking
3 748 (6.42%) Retail
4 355 (3.04%) Marketing
5 266 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 257 (2.20%) Legal
7 252 (2.16%) Front Office
8 239 (2.05%) Law
9 172 (1.48%) Investment Banking
10 159 (1.36%) Manufacturing
11 155 (1.33%) Back Office
12 130 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 122 (1.05%) Billing
14 116 (0.99%) Retail Banking
15 110 (0.94%) Financial Institution
16 83 (0.71%) Publishing
17 72 (0.62%) Advertising
18 52 (0.45%) Electronics
19 51 (0.44%) French Language
20 50 (0.43%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (2.06%) XML
2 233 (2.00%) .NET
3 207 (1.78%) Web Services
4 132 (1.13%) SOAP
5 114 (0.98%) HTML
6 77 (0.66%) REST
7 66 (0.57%) RESTful
8 62 (0.53%) JSON
9 61 (0.52%) Gherkin
10 49 (0.42%) Middleware
11 47 (0.40%) CSS
12 38 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
13 33 (0.28%) React
14 31 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
15 26 (0.22%) LDAP
16 25 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
16 25 (0.21%) HTML5
17 24 (0.21%) .NET Framework
17 24 (0.21%) jQuery
17 24 (0.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1,399 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 404 (3.46%) Management Information System
3 312 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
4 299 (2.56%) User Experience
5 186 (1.60%) Fixed Income
6 166 (1.42%) NHS
7 156 (1.34%) Derivative
8 141 (1.21%) Data Centre
9 137 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
10 118 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 116 (0.99%) Mobile App
12 105 (0.90%) Data Structures
13 102 (0.87%) Equities
14 99 (0.85%) Fintech
15 91 (0.78%) Virtual Team
16 87 (0.75%) iPhone
17 83 (0.71%) FMCG
18 78 (0.67%) Blackberry
19 66 (0.57%) Credit Risk
20 55 (0.47%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,648 (14.13%) Windows
2 544 (4.67%) Windows 10
3 449 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 330 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 319 (2.74%) Linux
6 304 (2.61%) Unix
7 167 (1.43%) Android
8 142 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 125 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 117 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 66 (0.57%) Windows XP
12 58 (0.50%) Windows 8
13 46 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 44 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 36 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 35 (0.30%) Mac OS X
17 26 (0.22%) Solaris
18 20 (0.17%) VME
19 17 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
20 12 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,666 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1,448 (12.42%) Business Analysis
3 1,344 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,012 (8.68%) ITIL
5 925 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
6 863 (7.40%) Data Analysis
7 813 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
8 768 (6.59%) User Stories
9 721 (6.18%) Test Automation
10 714 (6.12%) Analytics
11 712 (6.11%) Project Management
12 690 (5.92%) Migration
13 689 (5.91%) Scrum
14 637 (5.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 561 (4.81%) CRM
16 521 (4.47%) Test Scripting
17 471 (4.04%) Change Management
18 465 (3.99%) Data Modelling
19 449 (3.85%) Service Management
20 436 (3.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1,816 (15.57%) SQL
2 459 (3.94%) Java
3 297 (2.55%) C#
4 271 (2.32%) Python
5 194 (1.66%) JavaScript
6 163 (1.40%) PowerShell
7 159 (1.36%) VBA
8 145 (1.24%) T-SQL
9 115 (0.99%) R
10 106 (0.91%) C
11 103 (0.88%) PL/SQL
12 75 (0.64%) VB
13 73 (0.63%) C++
14 56 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 50 (0.43%) Perl
16 45 (0.39%) Bash Shell
17 33 (0.28%) Ruby
18 32 (0.27%) MATLAB
19 28 (0.24%) Groovy
20 26 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 794 (6.81%) Security Cleared
2 607 (5.21%) Degree
3 554 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 393 (3.37%) ISEB
5 266 (2.28%) ISTQB
6 125 (1.07%) DV Cleared
7 124 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 119 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
9 118 (1.01%) CISSP
10 100 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 75 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 73 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
13 64 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
14 57 (0.49%) CISM
15 56 (0.48%) MCSE
16 50 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
16 50 (0.43%) MCP
17 48 (0.41%) CCNA
18 41 (0.35%) CISA
19 37 (0.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 523 (4.49%) QA
2 349 (2.99%) PMO
3 330 (2.83%) Data Quality
4 301 (2.58%) SLA
5 236 (2.02%) GDPR
6 92 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 62 (0.53%) PSD2
8 53 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 50 (0.43%) PCI DSS
10 43 (0.37%) MiFID
11 32 (0.27%) IFRS
12 24 (0.21%) IFRS 9
13 21 (0.18%) SEPA
14 19 (0.16%) COBIT
15 18 (0.15%) Basel III
15 18 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
16 11 (0.094%) EMIR
16 11 (0.094%) HL7
16 11 (0.094%) Solvency II
17 10 (0.086%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,019 (8.74%) Active Directory
2 147 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (0.59%) XenApp
4 52 (0.45%) XenDesktop
5 50 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (0.42%) Docker
7 45 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 40 (0.34%) vSphere
9 29 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 21 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
13 14 (0.12%) XenServer
14 11 (0.094%) HDFS
14 11 (0.094%) NFS
15 10 (0.086%) Terminal Services
16 9 (0.077%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.069%) BitLocker
17 8 (0.069%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 7 (0.060%) Snort
Systems Management
1 219 (1.88%) SCCM
2 85 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
3 72 (0.62%) HP ALM
4 45 (0.39%) AirWatch
5 33 (0.28%) Ansible
5 33 (0.28%) Kubernetes
6 28 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (0.23%) Puppet
7 27 (0.23%) SCOM
7 27 (0.23%) vCenter Server
8 26 (0.22%) QRadar
9 24 (0.21%) Nessus
10 22 (0.19%) Control-M
10 22 (0.19%) WSUS
11 19 (0.16%) Backup Exec
11 19 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
11 19 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 18 (0.15%) OVSD
13 16 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
14 15 (0.13%) CASB
Vendors
1 1,751 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 701 (6.01%) Oracle
3 569 (4.88%) SAP
4 311 (2.67%) Citrix
5 281 (2.41%) Tableau
6 278 (2.38%) VMware
7 264 (2.26%) Cisco
8 238 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
9 220 (1.89%) ServiceNow
10 207 (1.78%) HP
11 174 (1.49%) Google
12 152 (1.30%) Remedy
13 135 (1.16%) IBM
14 126 (1.08%) Apple
15 116 (0.99%) Workday
16 113 (0.97%) Adobe
17 75 (0.64%) Sony
18 73 (0.63%) Splunk
19 66 (0.57%) Bloomberg
20 60 (0.51%) McAfee