Period
to 14 July 2020

The median contractor rate for an Information Analyst was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 July 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.

Information Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 490 698 735
Rank change year-on-year +208 +37 -91
Contract jobs requiring an Information Analyst 68 123 142
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 89 87
Median daily rate £413 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £253 £229 £263
90th Percentile £603 £519 £575
UK median daily rate £413 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
Median hourly rate £19.56 £16.35 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.64% -16.18% -7.14%
10th Percentile £16.82 £11.85 £13.81
90th Percentile £22.39 £21.66 £44.70
UK median hourly rate £19.56 £16.35 £18.13
% change year-on-year +19.64% -9.82% -13.69%

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 33,476 80,281 90,465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.66% 94.53% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,324 53,458 59,812
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,317 2,553 2,923
Median hourly rate £22.82 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.10% +6.95% +1.08%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.61 £19.81 £18.00
% change year-on-year +14.16% +10.03% -3.74%

Information Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Information Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Information Analyst in England

Information Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Information Analyst in England.

Daily rate trend for Information Analyst in England

Information Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Information Analyst in England over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Information Analyst in England

Information Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Information Analyst in England.

Hourly rate trend for Information Analyst in England

Information 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 Information Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 14 July 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 +157 21 £425 -8.01% 2
Midlands +90 13 £575 +15.00%
North of England +89 13 £300 -25.00% 4
West Midlands +82 12 £575 +31.43%
South East +162 11 £400 - 2
Yorkshire +68 7 £475 +5.56% 2
East of England +62 7 £266 +6.57% 1
North West +70 6 £300 - 2
South West +72 3 £400 +10.34% 1
East Midlands +56 1 - -
Information Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, Information 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 Information Analyst in the job title.

1 39 (57.35%) Information Security
2 22 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (30.88%) NHS
4 19 (27.94%) SQL
5 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Excel
5 18 (26.47%) Management Information System
6 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 16 (23.53%) CISSP
7 15 (22.06%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (22.06%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (20.59%) Finance
9 13 (19.12%) Risk Management
9 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
9 13 (19.12%) Decision-Making
10 12 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (16.18%) Public Sector
12 10 (14.71%) Cyber Intelligence
12 10 (14.71%) Threat Intelligence
12 10 (14.71%) Cyberthreat
12 10 (14.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 9 (13.24%) Azure
13 9 (13.24%) Firewall
14 8 (11.76%) GIAC
14 8 (11.76%) ITIL
14 8 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (10.29%) NIST
15 7 (10.29%) Requirements Gathering
15 7 (10.29%) Information Assurance

Information 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 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) Confluence
2 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Azure
2 6 (8.82%) AWS
2 6 (8.82%) Office 365
2 6 (8.82%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.47%) GCP
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) PaaS
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) Firewall
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.47%) Network Security
2 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) Power BI
3 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.94%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (2.94%) QlikView
4 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.47%) Big Data
5 1 (1.47%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.47%) MS Access
5 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 14 (20.59%) Finance
2 11 (16.18%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.41%) Law
4 2 (2.94%) Billing
4 2 (2.94%) Electronics
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.94%) Marketing
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Fire and Rescue
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) .NET
1 1 (1.47%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (30.88%) NHS
3 18 (26.47%) Management Information System
4 10 (14.71%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.47%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.47%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.47%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Robotics
5 1 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.47%) Tandem
5 1 (1.47%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Linux
2 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (57.35%) Information Security
2 15 (22.06%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (22.06%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (19.12%) Decision-Making
3 13 (19.12%) Risk Management
4 12 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (14.71%) Cyber Intelligence
5 10 (14.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 10 (14.71%) Threat Intelligence
6 8 (11.76%) ITIL
6 8 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (10.29%) Data Analysis
7 7 (10.29%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (10.29%) Information Assurance
7 7 (10.29%) Requirements Gathering
8 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (7.35%) Information Security Management
9 5 (7.35%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.41%) VBA
4 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.47%) BeanShell
5 1 (1.47%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) Java
5 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) CISSP
2 8 (11.76%) GIAC
3 6 (8.82%) Degree
4 3 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.41%) CEH
4 3 (4.41%) PgMP
4 3 (4.41%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) CCSA
5 2 (2.94%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (2.94%) CISM
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.47%) CISA
6 1 (1.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.47%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.47%) RHCE
6 1 (1.47%) SANS
6 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (10.29%) NIST
3 6 (8.82%) GDPR
4 4 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (4.41%) Data Quality
6 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
7 1 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (1.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.47%) ISO 9000
7 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (1.47%) NCSC
7 1 (1.47%) QA
7 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
2 4 (5.88%) Qualys
2 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 4 (5.88%) Tableau
3 3 (4.41%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.94%) Google
4 2 (2.94%) Meraki
4 2 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (1.47%) Cerner
5 1 (1.47%) HP
5 1 (1.47%) SIMUL8