Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

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
England > London
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 6,171 5,986 7,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.43% 15.06% 16.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.16% 15.85% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,391 4,268 5,222
London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £208 £231 £225
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 102 176
London median hourly rate £20.28 £18.33 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.61% +18.26% -11.43%
10th Percentile £12.53 £11.85 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £27.45 £28.75
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,578 37,769 41,303
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.01% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,524 26,936 29,657
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 508 533
London median hourly rate £21.70 £22.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.20% +17.99% -
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £49.95 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.24% +11.06%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in London

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analyst in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in London

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in London over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in London

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in London

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in London over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in London

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the London region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. 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
Central London -4 1,285 £445 +4.71% 222
West London +1 298 £375 +4.17% 110
South London -12 132 £375 -2.60% 24
East London -1 125 £450 - 33
North London +1 32 £370 - 10
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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 London region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 1,985 (32.17%) Finance
2 1,294 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
3 1,204 (19.51%) SQL
4 1,062 (17.21%) Business Analysis
5 963 (15.61%) Banking
6 818 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 775 (12.56%) Microsoft
8 722 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
9 638 (10.34%) Windows
10 596 (9.66%) Microsoft Excel
11 499 (8.09%) Analytics
12 451 (7.31%) Active Directory
12 451 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
13 449 (7.28%) Project Management
14 439 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
15 416 (6.74%) Migration
16 410 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
17 405 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
17 405 (6.56%) Data Analysis
18 396 (6.42%) Retail
19 387 (6.27%) Scrum
20 386 (6.26%) User Stories
21 381 (6.17%) Front Office
22 380 (6.16%) ITIL
23 367 (5.95%) JIRA
24 358 (5.80%) Degree
25 343 (5.56%) Asset Management
26 334 (5.41%) Security Cleared
27 330 (5.35%) Oracle
28 322 (5.22%) Change Management

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 200 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 156 (2.53%) Confluence
3 118 (1.91%) SAS
4 114 (1.85%) MS Exchange
5 61 (0.99%) CMS
6 34 (0.55%) Skype for Business
7 32 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 28 (0.45%) Apache Spark
8 28 (0.45%) WebSphere
9 27 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
10 21 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (0.32%) JBoss
12 18 (0.29%) Apache
13 17 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 16 (0.26%) IIS
15 14 (0.23%) WordPress
16 13 (0.21%) Tomcat
17 12 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 10 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
19 9 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 596 (9.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 439 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
3 230 (3.73%) MS Visio
4 209 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 74 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
6 40 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 21 (0.34%) SPSS
8 15 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.081%) InDesign
10 5 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.081%) Stata
11 4 (0.065%) Gliffy
12 3 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.049%) HipChat
12 3 (0.049%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.049%) InVision
13 2 (0.032%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.016%) Mathematica
14 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 81 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 43 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 39 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 39 (0.63%) Markit EDM
5 36 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
6 34 (0.55%) thinkFolio
7 25 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
8 24 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
8 24 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
9 23 (0.37%) NetSuite
10 22 (0.36%) Temenos T24
11 20 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
12 18 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
13 17 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 16 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
15 14 (0.23%) Actimize
15 14 (0.23%) Endur
15 14 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
15 14 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 280 (4.54%) Office 365
2 120 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 90 (1.46%) Google Analytics
5 63 (1.02%) Adobe Analytics
6 44 (0.71%) SaaS
7 41 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
8 38 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (0.36%) G Suite
9 22 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 19 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (0.28%) BrowserStack
12 15 (0.24%) IaaS
12 15 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
12 15 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 15 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
13 14 (0.23%) OneDrive
14 13 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
15 12 (0.19%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 115 (1.86%) Firewall
2 79 (1.28%) VPN
3 75 (1.22%) DNS
4 74 (1.20%) Internet
5 72 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 71 (1.15%) WAN
7 68 (1.10%) LAN
8 62 (1.00%) DHCP
9 48 (0.78%) Intranet
9 48 (0.78%) SMS
10 45 (0.73%) SSL
11 38 (0.62%) Network Security
12 36 (0.58%) Skype
13 35 (0.57%) VoIP
14 34 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
15 22 (0.36%) Wireless
16 16 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
17 15 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (0.24%) iSCSI
18 14 (0.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 180 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
3 119 (1.93%) Big Data
4 103 (1.67%) Power BI
5 98 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 96 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 89 (1.44%) Blockchain
8 79 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 69 (1.12%) Hadoop
10 64 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
11 56 (0.91%) QlikView
12 48 (0.78%) Data Mining
13 45 (0.73%) Oracle Database
14 41 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
15 28 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
16 27 (0.44%) Data Lake
17 25 (0.41%) MS Access
18 22 (0.36%) Apache Hive
19 21 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 367 (5.95%) JIRA
2 141 (2.28%) Selenium
3 69 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 62 (1.00%) Cucumber
5 48 (0.78%) WebDriver
6 39 (0.63%) Jenkins
7 37 (0.60%) Visual Studio
8 36 (0.58%) Git (software)
9 33 (0.53%) JMeter
10 32 (0.52%) SoapUI
10 32 (0.52%) SpecFlow
11 30 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
12 27 (0.44%) Eclipse
13 23 (0.37%) TeamCity
13 23 (0.37%) Zephyr
14 19 (0.31%) Subversion
15 16 (0.26%) Appium
16 15 (0.24%) HP UFT
17 14 (0.23%) MSI
18 9 (0.15%) Rational Rose
General
1 1,985 (32.17%) Finance
2 963 (15.61%) Banking
3 396 (6.42%) Retail
4 381 (6.17%) Front Office
5 286 (4.63%) Legal
6 272 (4.41%) Investment Banking
7 227 (3.68%) Marketing
8 154 (2.50%) Law
9 120 (1.94%) Back Office
10 113 (1.83%) Retail Banking
11 82 (1.33%) Telecoms
12 81 (1.31%) Advertising
13 67 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 60 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
15 46 (0.75%) Publishing
16 42 (0.68%) Private Banking
17 41 (0.66%) Manufacturing
18 39 (0.63%) French Language
19 31 (0.50%) Billing
19 31 (0.50%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (1.56%) XML
2 90 (1.46%) .NET
3 66 (1.07%) Web Services
4 62 (1.00%) HTML
5 41 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
6 39 (0.63%) REST
7 35 (0.57%) RESTful
8 34 (0.55%) SOAP
9 31 (0.50%) CSS
10 25 (0.41%) Gherkin
11 23 (0.37%) AngularJS
12 21 (0.34%) J2EE
12 21 (0.34%) Kafka
13 20 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
14 18 (0.29%) Spring
15 16 (0.26%) ASP.NET
15 16 (0.26%) FpML
15 16 (0.26%) Middleware
15 16 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
16 14 (0.23%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 722 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 213 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 189 (3.06%) Fixed Income
4 171 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 155 (2.51%) Derivative
5 155 (2.51%) User Experience
6 123 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
7 107 (1.73%) Equities
8 102 (1.65%) Computer Science
9 85 (1.38%) Fintech
10 77 (1.25%) Credit Risk
11 69 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
12 68 (1.10%) Reinsurance
13 66 (1.07%) Data Centre
14 65 (1.05%) NHS
15 60 (0.97%) Data Structures
16 59 (0.96%) Mobile App
17 57 (0.92%) iPhone
18 53 (0.86%) Market Risk
19 50 (0.81%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 638 (10.34%) Windows
2 230 (3.73%) Windows 10
3 208 (3.37%) Windows 7
4 177 (2.87%) Linux
5 176 (2.85%) Unix
6 112 (1.81%) Windows Server
7 98 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 95 (1.54%) Android
9 71 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 64 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 52 (0.84%) Mac OS X
12 35 (0.57%) Windows 8
13 24 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 23 (0.37%) Windows XP
15 22 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (0.32%) Solaris
17 15 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
19 7 (0.11%) AIX
20 6 (0.097%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,294 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1,062 (17.21%) Business Analysis
3 818 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 499 (8.09%) Analytics
5 451 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
6 449 (7.28%) Project Management
7 416 (6.74%) Migration
8 410 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 405 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
9 405 (6.56%) Data Analysis
10 387 (6.27%) Scrum
11 386 (6.26%) User Stories
12 380 (6.16%) ITIL
13 343 (5.56%) Asset Management
14 322 (5.22%) Change Management
15 289 (4.68%) Data Modelling
16 288 (4.67%) Test Automation
17 266 (4.31%) E-Commerce
18 258 (4.18%) CRM
19 252 (4.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1,204 (19.51%) SQL
2 256 (4.15%) Python
3 229 (3.71%) Java
4 183 (2.97%) C#
5 168 (2.72%) VBA
6 116 (1.88%) R
7 112 (1.81%) JavaScript
8 88 (1.43%) C++
9 67 (1.09%) C
10 63 (1.02%) T-SQL
11 57 (0.92%) PowerShell
12 46 (0.75%) Bash Shell
13 44 (0.71%) Perl
14 43 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 42 (0.68%) MATLAB
16 31 (0.50%) Shell Script
17 27 (0.44%) PHP
18 18 (0.29%) VB
19 16 (0.26%) Ruby
20 14 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 358 (5.80%) Degree
2 334 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 227 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 130 (2.11%) ISEB
5 75 (1.22%) CISSP
6 64 (1.04%) ISTQB
6 64 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
7 47 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 42 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
9 41 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 35 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
11 33 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
11 33 (0.53%) PMI Certification
12 32 (0.52%) CISM
12 32 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 27 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (0.37%) CBAP
14 23 (0.37%) PhD
15 21 (0.34%) CCNA
16 20 (0.32%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (4.67%) QA
2 275 (4.46%) GDPR
3 153 (2.48%) Data Quality
4 135 (2.19%) PMO
5 112 (1.81%) MiFID
6 110 (1.78%) SLA
7 48 (0.78%) EMIR
8 40 (0.65%) IFRS
9 34 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 31 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
11 29 (0.47%) PCI DSS
12 23 (0.37%) PSD2
13 21 (0.34%) IFRS 9
14 20 (0.32%) Solvency II
15 17 (0.28%) SEPA
16 14 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 13 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
18 12 (0.19%) COBIT
19 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 7 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 451 (7.31%) Active Directory
2 92 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (0.73%) XenApp
4 24 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 22 (0.36%) Docker
7 18 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 15 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
10 13 (0.21%) NFS
10 13 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (0.21%) vSphere
11 12 (0.19%) BitLocker
11 12 (0.19%) Hyper-V
12 4 (0.065%) HDFS
12 4 (0.065%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.049%) OpenAM
13 3 (0.049%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.049%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.032%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 147 (2.38%) SCCM
2 35 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 34 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 27 (0.44%) AirWatch
5 23 (0.37%) HP ALM
6 17 (0.28%) Control-M
7 15 (0.24%) vMotion
8 14 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (0.21%) WSUS
10 12 (0.19%) Nessus
10 12 (0.19%) QRadar
11 9 (0.15%) Kibana
11 9 (0.15%) Kubernetes
12 8 (0.13%) Nagios
13 6 (0.097%) CA Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.097%) logstash
14 5 (0.081%) Ansible
14 5 (0.081%) CA Spectrum
14 5 (0.081%) Cisco UCCX
14 5 (0.081%) Puppet
Vendors
1 775 (12.56%) Microsoft
2 330 (5.35%) Oracle
3 228 (3.69%) Citrix
4 177 (2.87%) Tableau
5 171 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
5 171 (2.77%) SAP
6 156 (2.53%) Google
7 143 (2.32%) VMware
8 126 (2.04%) ServiceNow
9 109 (1.77%) Cisco
10 106 (1.72%) Adobe
11 105 (1.70%) Bloomberg
12 80 (1.30%) HP
13 74 (1.20%) Apple
14 61 (0.99%) iManage
15 58 (0.94%) IBM
16 57 (0.92%) Charles River
17 55 (0.89%) Ivanti
18 46 (0.75%) Informatica
19 43 (0.70%) Cognos