Period
to 29 July 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 13 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 6,865 3,596 10,337
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 12.01% 11.01% 12.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.90% 11.78% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,714 2,436 6,972
10th Percentile £190 £178 £191
25th Percentile £323 £313 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £405
Median % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
75th Percentile £527 £500 £488
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.61% +4.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 220 489
10th Percentile £11.14 £11.10 £10.25
25th Percentile £12.38 £12.83 £12.25
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.61 £15.49
Median % change year-on-year -3.67% +7.23% +1.57%
75th Percentile £23.69 £21.52 £21.50
90th Percentile £34.18 £37.00 £36.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.61 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.67% +7.20% +3.30%

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 53,226 30,529 78,894
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 93.50% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,969 20,648 53,320
10th Percentile £300 £263 £270
25th Percentile £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £690 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,726 1,008 2,438
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.53 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.91%
75th Percentile £43.00 £42.63 £43.75
90th Percentile £57.56 £52.65 £52.35
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +6.95% +6.86%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 3,374 £475 +5.56% 432
South East 0 921 £425 +6.25% 244
North of England +3 770 £388 +7.64% 332
Midlands +5 698 £350 -12.50% 197
West Midlands +5 496 £366 -12.86% 134
East of England +6 425 £238 -37.51% 122
North West +1 393 £360 +2.86% 167
South West +2 322 £400 -5.88% 109
Yorkshire +1 301 £411 +9.67% 132
East Midlands +2 199 £305 +22.00% 62
North East +9 77 £388 -3.13% 33
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 1,809 (26.35%) Finance
2 1,692 (24.65%) Social Skills
3 1,661 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
4 1,317 (19.18%) SQL
5 968 (14.10%) Business Analysis
6 924 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
7 900 (13.11%) Microsoft
8 821 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 689 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
10 671 (9.77%) Microsoft Excel
11 670 (9.76%) Requirements Gathering
12 649 (9.45%) Data Analysis
13 638 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
13 638 (9.29%) Windows
14 572 (8.33%) User Stories
15 558 (8.13%) Migration
16 551 (8.03%) Analytics
17 541 (7.88%) Banking
18 517 (7.53%) JIRA
19 514 (7.49%) ITIL
20 511 (7.44%) Azure
21 510 (7.43%) Power Platform
22 498 (7.25%) Power BI
23 471 (6.86%) Active Directory
24 458 (6.67%) Security Cleared
25 453 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
26 422 (6.15%) Microsoft 365
27 416 (6.06%) Public Sector
28 414 (6.03%) Python
29 383 (5.58%) Project Management

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
1 248 (3.61%) Confluence
2 196 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 83 (1.21%) SAS
4 51 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 37 (0.54%) CMS
6 29 (0.42%) IIS
7 25 (0.36%) Apache
8 17 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 14 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 13 (0.19%) Skype for Business
11 12 (0.17%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.16%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.13%) ArcGIS
13 9 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.13%) Mule
14 8 (0.12%) IBM Notes
14 8 (0.12%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.087%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 671 (9.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 453 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
3 222 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 192 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 59 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
5 59 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
6 23 (0.34%) SPSS
7 18 (0.26%) Stata
8 10 (0.15%) Oracle Smart View
9 5 (0.073%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.029%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.029%) Mingle
11 1 (0.015%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.015%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.015%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.015%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 58 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
2 53 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 38 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 36 (0.52%) NetSuite
5 26 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
6 17 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 15 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 15 (0.22%) Magento
7 15 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 14 (0.20%) SAP FI
9 13 (0.19%) Elite 3E
9 13 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
9 13 (0.19%) Workday HCM
10 12 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
10 12 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.16%) Maximo
11 11 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
12 10 (0.15%) SAP CO
12 10 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
12 10 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 511 (7.44%) Azure
2 510 (7.43%) Power Platform
3 422 (6.15%) Microsoft 365
4 241 (3.51%) AWS
5 124 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
6 95 (1.38%) GCP
7 75 (1.09%) SaaS
8 50 (0.73%) Google Analytics
9 48 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
10 34 (0.50%) PaaS
10 34 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 31 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
12 30 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
13 26 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
14 25 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
15 21 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 20 (0.29%) GitHub
16 20 (0.29%) Serverless
17 19 (0.28%) IaaS
18 17 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 96 (1.40%) Firewall
2 77 (1.12%) LAN
3 74 (1.08%) WAN
4 63 (0.92%) VPN
5 61 (0.89%) DNS
6 48 (0.70%) TCP/IP
7 43 (0.63%) Internet
8 42 (0.61%) VoIP
8 42 (0.61%) Wireless
9 36 (0.52%) DHCP
10 34 (0.50%) FTP
11 29 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (0.39%) Network Security
13 26 (0.38%) GSM
14 25 (0.36%) 2G
14 25 (0.36%) 5G
15 24 (0.35%) MVNO
16 22 (0.32%) HTTP
17 20 (0.29%) PBX
17 20 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 498 (7.25%) Power BI
2 268 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 237 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 226 (3.29%) Tableau
5 97 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 96 (1.40%) Relational Database
7 79 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 62 (0.90%) Data Lake
9 59 (0.86%) Big Data
10 58 (0.84%) Data Mining
11 53 (0.77%) QlikView
12 47 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
13 45 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
14 44 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
15 42 (0.61%) Oracle Database
16 41 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
17 39 (0.57%) MySQL
18 38 (0.55%) Metadata
19 33 (0.48%) GIS
19 33 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 517 (7.53%) JIRA
2 83 (1.21%) Cucumber
3 82 (1.19%) Selenium
4 57 (0.83%) Git (software)
5 40 (0.58%) Jenkins
6 35 (0.51%) Postman
7 33 (0.48%) JMeter
8 27 (0.39%) Eclipse
9 24 (0.35%) Visual Studio
10 23 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
11 20 (0.29%) SoapUI
12 19 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
13 17 (0.25%) Gatling
14 16 (0.23%) LoadRunner
14 16 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (0.22%) SpecFlow
16 14 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 13 (0.19%) Zephyr
18 11 (0.16%) Bitbucket
18 11 (0.16%) Toad
General
1 1,809 (26.35%) Finance
2 1,692 (24.65%) Social Skills
3 924 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
4 541 (7.88%) Banking
5 416 (6.06%) Public Sector
6 286 (4.17%) Retail
7 234 (3.41%) Presentation Skills
8 216 (3.15%) Front Office
9 201 (2.93%) Marketing
10 191 (2.78%) Telecoms
11 171 (2.49%) Legal
12 167 (2.43%) Investment Banking
13 131 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
14 119 (1.73%) Manufacturing
15 107 (1.56%) Back Office
16 104 (1.51%) Influencing Skills
17 100 (1.46%) Documentation Skills
18 88 (1.28%) Law
19 71 (1.03%) Local Government
20 53 (0.77%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (1.68%) XML
2 98 (1.43%) .NET
3 62 (0.90%) HTML
4 60 (0.87%) JSON
5 50 (0.73%) Web Services
6 47 (0.68%) Middleware
7 33 (0.48%) Gherkin
8 31 (0.45%) CSS
8 31 (0.45%) RESTful
9 30 (0.44%) EDI
9 30 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
10 25 (0.36%) REST
11 24 (0.35%) SOAP
12 23 (0.34%) LDAP
13 21 (0.31%) HTML5
14 19 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
15 17 (0.25%) SailPoint
16 16 (0.23%) ASP.NET
17 15 (0.22%) FpML
18 14 (0.20%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 245 (3.57%) NHS
2 221 (3.22%) Management Information System
3 177 (2.58%) User Experience
4 164 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
5 116 (1.69%) Derivative
6 109 (1.59%) Fixed Income
7 74 (1.08%) Data Structures
8 70 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 70 (1.02%) Virtual Team
9 67 (0.98%) Equities
10 60 (0.87%) Legacy Systems
11 54 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
11 54 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
12 51 (0.74%) Market Risk
13 50 (0.73%) Credit Risk
13 50 (0.73%) Reference Data
14 45 (0.66%) Reinsurance
15 42 (0.61%) Tandem
16 40 (0.58%) Data Centre
17 37 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 638 (9.29%) Windows
2 264 (3.85%) Windows 10
3 126 (1.84%) Linux
4 117 (1.70%) Unix
5 86 (1.25%) Windows 7
5 86 (1.25%) Windows Server
6 46 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
8 31 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 28 (0.41%) Android
10 20 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 16 (0.23%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
14 9 (0.13%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.073%) AIX
17 4 (0.058%) CentOS
17 4 (0.058%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,661 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
2 968 (14.10%) Business Analysis
3 821 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 689 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
5 670 (9.76%) Requirements Gathering
6 649 (9.45%) Data Analysis
7 638 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
8 572 (8.33%) User Stories
9 558 (8.13%) Migration
10 551 (8.03%) Analytics
11 514 (7.49%) ITIL
12 383 (5.58%) Change Management
12 383 (5.58%) Project Management
13 373 (5.43%) Scrum
14 365 (5.32%) Data Modelling
15 362 (5.27%) Workshop Facilitation
16 353 (5.14%) User Acceptance Testing
17 302 (4.40%) Waterfall
18 295 (4.30%) Project Delivery
19 289 (4.21%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,317 (19.18%) SQL
2 414 (6.03%) Python
3 146 (2.13%) Java
4 129 (1.88%) R
5 106 (1.54%) VBA
6 93 (1.35%) JavaScript
7 81 (1.18%) C#
8 80 (1.17%) C
8 80 (1.17%) PowerShell
8 80 (1.17%) T-SQL
9 36 (0.52%) C++
10 32 (0.47%) PL/SQL
11 28 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 16 (0.23%) VB
13 15 (0.22%) TypeScript
14 14 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 11 (0.16%) Perl
16 10 (0.15%) Scala
17 9 (0.13%) PHP
18 8 (0.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 458 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 341 (4.97%) Degree
3 336 (4.89%) SC Cleared
4 120 (1.75%) ISEB
5 79 (1.15%) DV Cleared
6 77 (1.12%) ISTQB
7 61 (0.89%) CISSP
8 49 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 45 (0.66%) DBS Check
10 44 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
11 43 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 40 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
13 38 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
14 34 (0.50%) CISM
15 33 (0.48%) MCP
16 30 (0.44%) PhD
17 28 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
18 27 (0.39%) PMP
19 26 (0.38%) PMI Certification
20 24 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (4.36%) QA
2 243 (3.54%) Data Quality
3 204 (2.97%) PMO
4 201 (2.93%) SLA
5 98 (1.43%) GDPR
6 53 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 37 (0.54%) MiFID
8 33 (0.48%) NIST
9 32 (0.47%) IFRS
10 24 (0.35%) PCI DSS
11 22 (0.32%) Accessibility
12 20 (0.29%) GRC
13 14 (0.20%) FATCA
14 13 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 12 (0.17%) EMIR
15 12 (0.17%) ISO 20022
16 11 (0.16%) COBIT
17 10 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
17 10 (0.15%) GAAP
18 8 (0.12%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 471 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 69 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (0.48%) XenApp
4 27 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.25%) vSphere
5 17 (0.25%) XenDesktop
6 14 (0.20%) Terminal Services
7 13 (0.19%) Docker
8 10 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (0.10%) Firmware
11 6 (0.087%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.029%) HDFS
13 2 (0.029%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.029%) Snort
13 2 (0.029%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.029%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 85 (1.24%) SCCM
2 37 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 33 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (0.31%) Kubernetes
5 19 (0.28%) Terraform
6 18 (0.26%) HP ALM
7 16 (0.23%) SCOM
8 15 (0.22%) Ansible
8 15 (0.22%) Control-M
9 14 (0.20%) Nagios
10 12 (0.17%) RSA Archer
11 10 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
12 7 (0.10%) CSIRT
12 7 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.087%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.087%) SCSM
13 6 (0.087%) WSUS
14 5 (0.073%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.073%) Nexpose
14 5 (0.073%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 900 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 371 (5.40%) Oracle
3 313 (4.56%) SAP
4 261 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
5 173 (2.52%) ServiceNow
6 120 (1.75%) Google
7 108 (1.57%) VMware
8 106 (1.54%) Citrix
9 88 (1.28%) Cisco
10 80 (1.17%) Adobe
11 62 (0.90%) HP
12 55 (0.80%) Workday
13 43 (0.63%) Splunk
14 40 (0.58%) Informatica
15 39 (0.57%) Bloomberg
15 39 (0.57%) Remedy
16 35 (0.51%) IBM
17 33 (0.48%) Databricks
18 32 (0.47%) Alteryx
19 31 (0.45%) SolarWinds