Period
to 26 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 May 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.

IT Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 311 343 322
Rank change year-on-year +32 -21 -37
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 320 597 737
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.72% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.76% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 377 486
Median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £120 £125 £120
90th Percentile £528 £506 £569
UK median daily rate £325 £313 £340
% change year-on-year +4.00% -8.09% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 86 89
Median hourly rate £15.98 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.53% +3.45% +4.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £12.50 £10.23
90th Percentile £26.50 £23.25 £29.62
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.04
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.31% +1.15%

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 39,847 78,561 87,980
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 94.59% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,473 52,253 58,245
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £250 £278 £270
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £465 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,601 2,429 2,753
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +5.38% -2.61%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% -4.99%

IT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Analyst in England

IT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for IT Analyst in England

IT Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Analyst in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IT Analyst in England

IT Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for IT Analyst in England

IT Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IT Analyst in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for IT Analyst in England

IT 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 IT Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 26 May 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 +81 134 £413 +24.53% 7
South East +50 67 £313 +25.20% 7
North of England +56 48 £250 -36.71% 11
Midlands +53 29 £375 +20.00% 7
Yorkshire +59 22 £250 -37.50% 3
East of England +46 22 £273 +5.21% 7
South West +32 22 £128 -46.32% 3
North West +37 21 £225 -43.40% 7
West Midlands +39 17 £250 +25.00% 4
East Midlands +38 12 £400 +150.00% 3
North East +27 5 £340 +13.42% 1
IT Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT 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 IT Analyst in the job title.

1 89 (27.81%) Windows
2 77 (24.06%) Active Directory
3 71 (22.19%) Microsoft
4 65 (20.31%) Finance
5 58 (18.13%) ITIL
6 56 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
7 48 (15.00%) Office 365
8 46 (14.38%) Windows 10
9 36 (11.25%) Public Sector
10 33 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
11 32 (10.00%) Incident Management
12 31 (9.69%) Business Analysis
12 31 (9.69%) Windows 7
13 30 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (8.44%) Windows Server
14 27 (8.44%) Degree
14 27 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (8.44%) Migration
14 27 (8.44%) Service Management
14 27 (8.44%) SLA
15 24 (7.50%) Security Operations
16 23 (7.19%) CISSP
17 22 (6.88%) Information Security
18 21 (6.56%) Firewall
18 21 (6.56%) Vulnerability Management
19 20 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
19 20 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
19 20 (6.25%) SQL
20 19 (5.94%) Management Information System
20 19 (5.94%) Banking

IT 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 7 (2.19%) MS Exchange
1 7 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.88%) IBM Notes
3 5 (1.56%) Confluence
3 5 (1.56%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.31%) Drupal
5 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.63%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.94%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.63%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.31%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.31%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.31%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 48 (15.00%) Office 365
2 14 (4.38%) Azure
3 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.25%) SaaS
4 3 (0.94%) AWS
4 3 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.63%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.63%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.63%) Veeva
6 1 (0.31%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.56%) Firewall
2 9 (2.81%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (2.50%) VPN
4 7 (2.19%) DNS
5 6 (1.88%) DHCP
5 6 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (1.88%) Skype
5 6 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.56%) LAN
6 5 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.56%) WAN
7 4 (1.25%) Internet
8 3 (0.94%) Intranet
8 3 (0.94%) Network Security
8 3 (0.94%) VoIP
8 3 (0.94%) Wireless
9 2 (0.63%) BGP
9 2 (0.63%) MPLS
9 2 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.63%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.63%) Data Mart
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.63%) Power BI
3 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.31%) Big Data
4 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.31%) MS Access
4 1 (0.31%) MySQL
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.13%) JIRA
2 2 (0.63%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.63%) Maven
3 1 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (20.31%) Finance
2 36 (11.25%) Public Sector
3 19 (5.94%) Banking
3 19 (5.94%) Retail
4 12 (3.75%) Legal
5 10 (3.13%) Front Office
6 8 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.19%) Back Office
8 5 (1.56%) Automotive
8 5 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.25%) Law
9 4 (1.25%) Marketing
10 3 (0.94%) Advertising
11 2 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.63%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.63%) International Banking
11 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.63%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.94%) .NET
2 1 (0.31%) Ajax
2 1 (0.31%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.63%) NHS
3 18 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (1.25%) iPhone
5 4 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (0.94%) CMDB
6 3 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (0.94%) Driving Licence
6 3 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (0.94%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.63%) BYOD
7 2 (0.63%) Handset
7 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.63%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 89 (27.81%) Windows
2 46 (14.38%) Windows 10
3 31 (9.69%) Windows 7
4 27 (8.44%) Windows Server
5 14 (4.38%) Linux
6 12 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.44%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (1.88%) Android
9 5 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.56%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.25%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.25%) Unix
10 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.94%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.31%) AIX
13 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.13%) ITIL
2 32 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 31 (9.69%) Business Analysis
4 30 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (8.44%) Migration
5 27 (8.44%) Service Management
6 24 (7.50%) Security Operations
7 22 (6.88%) Information Security
8 21 (6.56%) Vulnerability Management
9 20 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (5.63%) Data Analysis
11 17 (5.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 15 (4.69%) Change Management
12 15 (4.69%) ITSM
12 15 (4.69%) Requirements Gathering
13 13 (4.06%) Project Management
13 13 (4.06%) Security Monitoring
14 11 (3.44%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.25%) SQL
2 4 (1.25%) Bash Shell
2 4 (1.25%) VBA
3 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
3 3 (0.94%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.94%) Python
4 2 (0.63%) Java
4 2 (0.63%) VB
5 1 (0.31%) C#
5 1 (0.31%) COBOL
5 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.31%) Perl
5 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (8.44%) Degree
2 23 (7.19%) CISSP
3 10 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.81%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.19%) GIAC
5 7 (2.19%) IIBA
5 7 (2.19%) MCP
6 6 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.56%) FFIEC
7 5 (1.56%) ISEB
8 4 (1.25%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.94%) CISM
9 3 (0.94%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.94%) GCIH
9 3 (0.94%) SSCP
10 2 (0.63%) CBAP
10 2 (0.63%) CISA
10 2 (0.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.44%) SLA
2 7 (2.19%) GDPR
2 7 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.88%) NIST
4 5 (1.56%) COBIT
5 4 (1.25%) PMO
6 3 (0.94%) QA
7 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.63%) GxP
8 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.31%) FATCA
8 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.31%) IFRS
8 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.31%) MiFID
8 1 (0.31%) NCSC
8 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.31%) SEPA
System Software
1 77 (24.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.94%) XenApp
5 2 (0.63%) Docker
5 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (4.38%) SCCM
2 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.94%) WSUS
5 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.31%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.31%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 71 (22.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.00%) Splunk
3 14 (4.38%) Citrix
3 14 (4.38%) Qualys
4 13 (4.06%) ServiceNow
4 13 (4.06%) VMware
5 10 (3.13%) Oracle
6 6 (1.88%) Lotus
6 6 (1.88%) Remedy
7 5 (1.56%) Adobe
7 5 (1.56%) Apple
7 5 (1.56%) Cisco
7 5 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.25%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.25%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.25%) Meraki
8 4 (1.25%) Reuters
9 3 (0.94%) Google
9 3 (0.94%) LogRhythm
9 3 (0.94%) Salesforce.com