Period
to 6 April 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 6 April 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 188 148 243
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 16.92% 10.69% 16.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.97% 11.70% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 99 120
Median daily rate £330 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +15.94% -8.00%
10th Percentile £128 £200 £162
90th Percentile £450 £505 £502
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 40
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £12.15 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.66 £27.88 £27.65
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £13.33 £14.50
% change year-on-year +16.32% -8.10% -12.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,046 1,265 1,436
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.15% 91.34% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 714 761
Median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £205 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £569
East of England median daily rate £425 £426 £425
% change year-on-year -0.29% +0.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 116 116
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -17.75% +5.37%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.08 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.63 £52.75 £44.13
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.34% -9.37% -12.06%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Hertfordshire

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Daily rate trend for Analyst in Hertfordshire

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in Hertfordshire

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in Hertfordshire

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Hertfordshire

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 6 April 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
Watford +10 63 £313 -30.56% 4
Rickmansworth +1 43 £181 -53.23%
Welwyn Garden City +4 14 £196 -34.03%
Royston - 10 £450 - 1
Stevenage +11 9 £440 +46.67% 2
Hemel Hempstead -15 4 £375 -1.64% 3
Hatfield -7 3 - - 3
Hitchin +4 2 £370 -17.78%
Radlett - 2 £335 -
St Albans -3 1 £225 -21.74% 2
Hertford - 1 £325 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £230 -
Borehamwood - 1 £130 -
Ware - 1 - -
Welwyn - 1 £325 - 1
Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 6 April 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 36 (19.15%) Finance
2 35 (18.62%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (17.55%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (15.96%) Windows
5 27 (14.36%) HP
6 26 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (13.30%) Retail
7 25 (13.30%) Degree
7 25 (13.30%) VPN
8 24 (12.77%) OpenView
8 24 (12.77%) Analytics
9 22 (11.70%) Microsoft Excel
10 21 (11.17%) Power BI
10 21 (11.17%) Power Platform
11 17 (9.04%) Microsoft
12 16 (8.51%) Internet
12 16 (8.51%) SAP
12 16 (8.51%) Windows 10
13 15 (7.98%) User Stories
13 15 (7.98%) VBA
14 14 (7.45%) OVSD
15 13 (6.91%) Data Analysis
15 13 (6.91%) Business Analysis
15 13 (6.91%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (6.91%) Service Management
15 13 (6.91%) Validation
16 12 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (6.38%) JIRA
16 12 (6.38%) Tableau

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (2.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 5 (2.66%) Confluence
2 4 (2.13%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.06%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 35 (18.62%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (11.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.72%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.06%) SPSS
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.53%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (2.13%) Magento
2 3 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.06%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.53%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.53%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.53%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.17%) Power Platform
2 6 (3.19%) AWS
3 3 (1.60%) Office 365
4 2 (1.06%) Azure
4 2 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.30%) VPN
2 16 (8.51%) Internet
3 2 (1.06%) DKIM
3 2 (1.06%) DMARC
3 2 (1.06%) DNS
3 2 (1.06%) Firewall
3 2 (1.06%) Intranet
3 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.53%) BGP
4 1 (0.53%) Broadband
4 1 (0.53%) DHCP
4 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.53%) FTP
4 1 (0.53%) LAN
4 1 (0.53%) MPLS
4 1 (0.53%) OSPF
4 1 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.53%) Skype
4 1 (0.53%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.17%) Power BI
2 4 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.06%) Big Data
4 2 (1.06%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.06%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.06%) GIS
4 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.53%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.53%) Essbase
5 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.53%) MS Access
5 1 (0.53%) QlikView
5 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (6.38%) JIRA
2 6 (3.19%) Zephyr
3 3 (1.60%) Selenium
3 3 (1.60%) TestRail
4 2 (1.06%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.06%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.53%) GitLab
5 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.53%) JMeter
5 1 (0.53%) Robot Framework
General
1 36 (19.15%) Finance
2 25 (13.30%) Retail
3 8 (4.26%) Banking
3 8 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (3.19%) Automotive
4 6 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.66%) Environmental Health
5 5 (2.66%) Marketing
6 4 (2.13%) Games
6 4 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.60%) Local Government
7 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.06%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.06%) Law
8 2 (1.06%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.53%) Publishing
9 1 (0.53%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.19%) HTML
2 4 (2.13%) CSS
3 3 (1.60%) JSON
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.06%) REST
4 2 (1.06%) XML
5 1 (0.53%) .NET
5 1 (0.53%) Middleware
5 1 (0.53%) RESTful
5 1 (0.53%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.53%) SOAP
5 1 (0.53%) Swagger
5 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.72%) User Experience
3 5 (2.66%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Licensing
4 4 (2.13%) CMDB
5 3 (1.60%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (1.60%) Life Science
6 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.06%) EPoS
6 2 (1.06%) Equities
6 2 (1.06%) PKI
6 2 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) FMCG
7 1 (0.53%) iPhone
7 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.53%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.96%) Windows
2 16 (8.51%) Windows 10
3 10 (5.32%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.06%) Android
5 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.53%) Linux
5 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.55%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.77%) Analytics
4 15 (7.98%) User Stories
5 13 (6.91%) Business Analysis
5 13 (6.91%) Data Analysis
5 13 (6.91%) Service Management
5 13 (6.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (6.91%) Validation
6 12 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (5.85%) Test Automation
8 10 (5.32%) ITIL
8 10 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (5.32%) Statistical Analysis
9 9 (4.79%) Change Management
9 9 (4.79%) ITSM
9 9 (4.79%) Project Management
9 9 (4.79%) Test Scripting
10 8 (4.26%) GAP Analysis
10 8 (4.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.98%) VBA
2 10 (5.32%) SQL
3 6 (3.19%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.60%) Python
5 1 (0.53%) Java
5 1 (0.53%) VB
5 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (13.30%) Degree
2 10 (5.32%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.60%) ISEB
5 2 (1.06%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.53%) CISA
6 1 (0.53%) CISM
6 1 (0.53%) CISSP
6 1 (0.53%) CRISC
6 1 (0.53%) IIBA
6 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.53%) PgMP
6 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.66%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) GxP
2 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.60%) NIST
2 3 (1.60%) PMO
3 2 (1.06%) GAMP
3 2 (1.06%) GDPR
4 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.53%) GMP
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (12.77%) OpenView
2 14 (7.45%) OVSD
3 5 (2.66%) SCCM
4 3 (1.60%) HP ALM
4 3 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (14.36%) HP
2 17 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.51%) SAP
4 12 (6.38%) Tableau
5 10 (5.32%) ServiceNow
6 7 (3.72%) Workday
7 5 (2.66%) Adobe
7 5 (2.66%) Cognos
7 5 (2.66%) Oracle
8 4 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.60%) Ariba
9 3 (1.60%) BMC
9 3 (1.60%) Remedy
10 2 (1.06%) Forcepoint
10 2 (1.06%) Google
10 2 (1.06%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.06%) Proofpoint
11 1 (0.53%) Alteryx
11 1 (0.53%) CyberArk
11 1 (0.53%) FNZ