Period
to 20 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 7,565 11,675 14,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.16% 12.85% 15.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.95% 13.57% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,966 7,734 9,501
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £163 £185 £200
90th Percentile £561 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 573 626
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.45 £15.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.59% -0.87% +3.87%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.58 £10.16
90th Percentile £35.00 £34.80 £37.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.64% +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 58,419 86,036 88,426
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.90% 94.71% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 38,237 57,593 59,303
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,296 2,613 2,633
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.51 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.89%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 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 -3 3,186 £438 - 615
South East +1 1,594 £400 +1.27% 396
North of England -2 1,133 £360 -4.00% 446
North West -1 600 £350 -6.60% 261
Midlands -4 596 £352 -6.12% 286
East of England -1 513 £350 -6.67% 196
South West -6 510 £375 - 201
Yorkshire -2 410 £365 -2.67% 142
West Midlands -5 389 £360 -7.69% 166
East Midlands -2 202 £350 +3.70% 118
North East -6 124 £363 +3.57% 43
South Coast 0 1 £625 -
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,592 (21.04%) Finance
2 1,516 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
3 1,219 (16.11%) Microsoft
4 1,180 (15.60%) SQL
5 1,058 (13.99%) Windows
6 1,005 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
7 926 (12.24%) Business Analysis
8 848 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 752 (9.94%) Microsoft Excel
10 707 (9.35%) Active Directory
11 698 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
12 691 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
13 648 (8.57%) ITIL
14 646 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
15 638 (8.43%) Analytics
16 605 (8.00%) Security Cleared
17 587 (7.76%) Data Analysis
18 555 (7.34%) Office 365
19 548 (7.24%) Migration
20 529 (6.99%) Public Sector
21 481 (6.36%) JIRA
22 464 (6.13%) User Stories
23 455 (6.01%) Banking
24 453 (5.99%) SC Cleared
25 426 (5.63%) Windows 10
26 417 (5.51%) Azure
27 415 (5.49%) Oracle
27 415 (5.49%) Data Modelling
28 402 (5.31%) Scrum
29 398 (5.26%) 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
1 247 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 236 (3.12%) Confluence
3 110 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 92 (1.22%) SAS
5 63 (0.83%) Skype for Business
6 45 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (0.36%) CMS
8 26 (0.34%) IIS
9 25 (0.33%) IBM Notes
10 22 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
11 19 (0.25%) WebLogic
12 18 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (0.20%) ArcGIS
14 13 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 13 (0.17%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.15%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.11%) Apache Airflow
16 8 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 752 (9.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 698 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
3 227 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 204 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 79 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
6 42 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.20%) SPSS
8 7 (0.093%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.053%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.053%) Open Workbench
10 4 (0.053%) Stata
11 3 (0.040%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.040%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.026%) ArcInfo
12 2 (0.026%) Windchill
13 1 (0.013%) Figma
13 1 (0.013%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 122 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 44 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 43 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 37 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 27 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 26 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 22 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 22 (0.29%) SAP HR
8 21 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
9 18 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 16 (0.21%) Markit EDM
10 16 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
11 15 (0.20%) NetSuite
11 15 (0.20%) SAP ERP
12 11 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
12 11 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 10 (0.13%) Elite 3E
13 10 (0.13%) Maximo
13 10 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 555 (7.34%) Office 365
2 417 (5.51%) Azure
3 383 (5.06%) Power Platform
4 196 (2.59%) AWS
5 122 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
6 73 (0.96%) Google Analytics
7 63 (0.83%) GCP
8 53 (0.70%) SaaS
9 32 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
10 26 (0.34%) Data Lake Analytics
11 25 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
11 25 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (0.33%) OneDrive
11 25 (0.33%) PaaS
12 24 (0.32%) GitHub
12 24 (0.32%) PowerApps
13 19 (0.25%) IaaS
14 17 (0.22%) Microsoft Flow
15 16 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
16 15 (0.20%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 132 (1.74%) Firewall
2 101 (1.34%) VPN
3 90 (1.19%) LAN
3 90 (1.19%) WAN
4 84 (1.11%) DNS
5 82 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 74 (0.98%) Skype
7 73 (0.96%) Internet
8 71 (0.94%) DHCP
9 66 (0.87%) VoIP
10 46 (0.61%) Network Security
11 38 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
12 36 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
14 28 (0.37%) FTP
15 27 (0.36%) HTTP
16 25 (0.33%) Unified Communications
17 21 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
17 21 (0.28%) Intranet
18 20 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (4.93%) Power BI
2 326 (4.31%) SQL Server
3 258 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
4 141 (1.86%) Big Data
5 133 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 119 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 91 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 82 (1.08%) Data Lake
9 71 (0.94%) QlikView
10 66 (0.87%) Hadoop
11 62 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
12 60 (0.79%) Data Mining
13 50 (0.66%) Oracle Database
14 48 (0.63%) MySQL
14 48 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
15 44 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 39 (0.52%) MS Access
17 35 (0.46%) RDBMS
18 33 (0.44%) NoSQL
19 31 (0.41%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 481 (6.36%) JIRA
2 192 (2.54%) Selenium
3 107 (1.41%) Cucumber
4 69 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 64 (0.85%) Postman
6 60 (0.79%) JMeter
7 58 (0.77%) Jenkins
8 49 (0.65%) WebDriver
9 48 (0.63%) Git (software)
10 42 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 38 (0.50%) SoapUI
12 34 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
13 29 (0.38%) LoadRunner
13 29 (0.38%) Zephyr
14 28 (0.37%) Gatling
15 26 (0.34%) Eclipse
16 21 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 21 (0.28%) Toad
17 20 (0.26%) Subversion
18 18 (0.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,592 (21.04%) Finance
2 529 (6.99%) Public Sector
3 455 (6.01%) Banking
4 324 (4.28%) Retail
5 192 (2.54%) Marketing
6 182 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 161 (2.13%) Legal
8 140 (1.85%) Law
9 126 (1.67%) Front Office
10 110 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 97 (1.28%) Investment Banking
12 92 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 84 (1.11%) Local Government
14 60 (0.79%) Advertising
15 56 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 51 (0.67%) Back Office
17 48 (0.63%) Publishing
18 46 (0.61%) Billing
19 43 (0.57%) Automotive
20 36 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (2.33%) XML
2 110 (1.45%) .NET
3 92 (1.22%) Web Services
4 83 (1.10%) HTML
5 71 (0.94%) JSON
6 44 (0.58%) CSS
7 42 (0.56%) REST
8 37 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
9 35 (0.46%) Gherkin
9 35 (0.46%) SOAP
10 34 (0.45%) RESTful
11 30 (0.40%) Middleware
12 26 (0.34%) AngularJS
13 24 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
14 23 (0.30%) Kafka
15 21 (0.28%) JDBC
16 18 (0.24%) Node.js
16 18 (0.24%) Swagger
17 17 (0.22%) React
17 17 (0.22%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 1,005 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
2 248 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 202 (2.67%) NHS
3 202 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
4 177 (2.34%) User Experience
5 80 (1.06%) Blackberry
6 75 (0.99%) Derivative
7 73 (0.96%) Data Centre
8 68 (0.90%) Data Structures
9 66 (0.87%) iPhone
10 59 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 50 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
12 47 (0.62%) Credit Risk
12 47 (0.62%) Fixed Income
13 46 (0.61%) Mobile App
14 44 (0.58%) Smartphone
15 43 (0.57%) Equities
16 41 (0.54%) Reference Data
17 38 (0.50%) Virtual Team
18 37 (0.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1,058 (13.99%) Windows
2 426 (5.63%) Windows 10
3 256 (3.38%) Windows 7
4 212 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 204 (2.70%) Linux
6 168 (2.22%) Unix
7 105 (1.39%) Android
8 83 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 72 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 64 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 39 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (0.45%) Windows XP
13 33 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (0.42%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.17%) AIX
16 13 (0.17%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.16%) Solaris
18 11 (0.15%) Windows Vista
19 9 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,516 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
2 926 (12.24%) Business Analysis
3 848 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 691 (9.13%) Business Intelligence
5 648 (8.57%) ITIL
6 646 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
7 638 (8.43%) Analytics
8 587 (7.76%) Data Analysis
9 548 (7.24%) Migration
10 464 (6.13%) User Stories
11 415 (5.49%) Data Modelling
12 402 (5.31%) Scrum
13 398 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 370 (4.89%) Project Management
15 337 (4.45%) Change Management
15 337 (4.45%) Test Automation
16 327 (4.32%) Workshop Facilitation
17 296 (3.91%) CRM
18 271 (3.58%) Data Migration
19 250 (3.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1,180 (15.60%) SQL
2 271 (3.58%) Python
3 188 (2.49%) Java
4 130 (1.72%) C#
5 125 (1.65%) R
6 119 (1.57%) JavaScript
7 117 (1.55%) PowerShell
8 112 (1.48%) VBA
9 93 (1.23%) C
10 85 (1.12%) T-SQL
11 54 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 28 (0.37%) Scala
13 27 (0.36%) VB
14 26 (0.34%) C++
15 22 (0.29%) Shell Script
16 17 (0.22%) Perl
17 16 (0.21%) VBScript
18 15 (0.20%) Bash Shell
19 13 (0.17%) Ruby
20 12 (0.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 605 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 453 (5.99%) SC Cleared
3 393 (5.19%) Degree
4 202 (2.67%) ISEB
5 106 (1.40%) ISTQB
6 80 (1.06%) DV Cleared
7 78 (1.03%) CISSP
7 78 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
8 68 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 57 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 57 (0.75%) MCP
10 55 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 49 (0.65%) IIBA
12 44 (0.58%) CCNA
13 38 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
14 30 (0.40%) ACCA
14 30 (0.40%) CBAP
14 30 (0.40%) CISM
15 29 (0.38%) CIMA
16 28 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (3.87%) QA
2 220 (2.91%) SLA
3 217 (2.87%) Data Quality
4 171 (2.26%) PMO
5 132 (1.74%) GDPR
6 78 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 37 (0.49%) NIST
8 36 (0.48%) IFRS
9 34 (0.45%) PCI DSS
10 26 (0.34%) Solvency II
11 23 (0.30%) MiFID
11 23 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 15 (0.20%) EMIR
14 14 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 13 (0.17%) COBIT
16 10 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
16 10 (0.13%) SEPA
17 9 (0.12%) ISO 22301
18 8 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 707 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 98 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (0.71%) XenApp
4 42 (0.56%) vSphere
5 29 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.22%) XenDesktop
7 16 (0.21%) Docker
8 15 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 14 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 8 (0.11%) Firmware
12 8 (0.11%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.079%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.066%) HDFS
14 5 (0.066%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.053%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 118 (1.56%) SCCM
2 36 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
3 33 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 29 (0.38%) OpenView
5 23 (0.30%) AirWatch
6 19 (0.25%) CSIRT
6 19 (0.25%) Nessus
6 19 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
7 18 (0.24%) EnCase
7 18 (0.24%) QRadar
7 18 (0.24%) SCOM
8 16 (0.21%) HP ALM
9 15 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
9 15 (0.20%) OVSD
10 13 (0.17%) Kubernetes
10 13 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 12 (0.16%) WSUS
12 11 (0.15%) Control-M
12 11 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1,219 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 415 (5.49%) Oracle
3 316 (4.18%) SAP
4 207 (2.74%) Citrix
4 207 (2.74%) Tableau
5 189 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 173 (2.29%) Google
7 169 (2.23%) ServiceNow
8 158 (2.09%) Cisco
9 157 (2.08%) VMware
10 92 (1.22%) HP
11 82 (1.08%) Apple
12 77 (1.02%) Splunk
13 72 (0.95%) Remedy
14 71 (0.94%) Adobe
15 59 (0.78%) IBM
16 51 (0.67%) Cognos
17 47 (0.62%) Sony
18 38 (0.50%) Red Hat
19 37 (0.49%) Alteryx