Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 5,725 7,181 6,731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.28% 15.24% 15.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.95% 16.05% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,023 5,084 4,861
London median daily rate £435 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £200 £232 £213
90th Percentile £610 £625 £601
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 127 167
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.11% +0.59%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £34.12 £46.95 £39.25
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.80 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.91% +5.35% -

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 44,196 44,742 42,473
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.94% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,952 32,499 30,172
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £294
90th Percentile £675 £665 £638
England median daily rate £456 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 549 574
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +6.60% +1.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.27
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% +3.89% -

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -2 1,138 £425 -5.56% 255
West London +2 295 £350 -13.82% 103
South London -14 169 £400 - 28
East London -6 137 £450 +0.56% 40
North London -10 23 £215 -30.65% 8
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 1,711 (29.89%) Finance
2 1,259 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
3 983 (17.17%) SQL
4 794 (13.87%) Microsoft
5 788 (13.76%) Business Analysis
6 778 (13.59%) Windows
7 738 (12.89%) Banking
8 724 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
9 672 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 570 (9.96%) Microsoft Excel
11 471 (8.23%) Microsoft Office
12 467 (8.16%) Active Directory
13 465 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
14 445 (7.77%) Data Analysis
15 440 (7.69%) Analytics
16 412 (7.20%) ITIL
17 383 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
18 379 (6.62%) Project Management
18 379 (6.62%) Asset Management
19 376 (6.57%) Migration
20 360 (6.29%) Retail
21 359 (6.27%) User Stories
22 332 (5.80%) Oracle
23 330 (5.76%) Degree
24 328 (5.73%) Scrum
25 317 (5.54%) Test Automation
26 306 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing
27 292 (5.10%) JIRA
28 291 (5.08%) Office 365
29 288 (5.03%) Windows 10

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
1 172 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 127 (2.22%) Confluence
3 93 (1.62%) MS Exchange
4 81 (1.41%) SAS
5 64 (1.12%) CMS
6 49 (0.86%) Skype for Business
7 34 (0.59%) IIS
8 32 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 31 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 23 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 23 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (0.30%) WordPress
12 16 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (0.26%) Apache
14 13 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.17%) IBM Notes
16 9 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
17 8 (0.14%) Apache Spark
17 8 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 570 (9.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 471 (8.23%) Microsoft Office
3 218 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 167 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 45 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 41 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.19%) SPSS
8 7 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
10 5 (0.087%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.070%) Stata
12 3 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
14 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.017%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.017%) LaTeX
14 1 (0.017%) Mathematica
14 1 (0.017%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 67 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.65%) Markit EDM
4 31 (0.54%) thinkFolio
5 22 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 21 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 21 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 20 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
8 18 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
8 18 (0.31%) Workday HCM
9 17 (0.30%) Elite 3E
9 17 (0.30%) Endur
10 14 (0.24%) HiPortfolio
10 14 (0.24%) NetSuite
11 13 (0.23%) Bloomberg AIM
11 13 (0.23%) FastStats
11 13 (0.23%) ION MarketView
11 13 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
12 12 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 11 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 291 (5.08%) Office 365
2 153 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 149 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (1.12%) Google Analytics
5 59 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
5 59 (1.03%) SaaS
6 41 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 36 (0.63%) PaaS
8 34 (0.59%) Mimecast
9 33 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
11 28 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
12 27 (0.47%) IaaS
13 22 (0.38%) GitHub
14 21 (0.37%) G Suite
15 17 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
16 15 (0.26%) Amazon S3
17 14 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
18 13 (0.23%) Trello
19 11 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 104 (1.82%) Firewall
2 97 (1.69%) VPN
3 92 (1.61%) DNS
4 86 (1.50%) LAN
5 81 (1.41%) DHCP
5 81 (1.41%) WAN
6 80 (1.40%) TCP/IP
7 66 (1.15%) Skype
8 58 (1.01%) Internet
9 29 (0.51%) Wireless
10 28 (0.49%) VoIP
11 25 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
12 24 (0.42%) Intranet
12 24 (0.42%) Network Security
13 19 (0.33%) SAN
13 19 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (0.31%) FTP
15 17 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
15 17 (0.30%) SMS
15 17 (0.30%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 174 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
3 151 (2.64%) Power BI
4 112 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 102 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 84 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 72 (1.26%) Big Data
8 70 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
9 57 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
10 51 (0.89%) QlikView
11 48 (0.84%) Hadoop
12 41 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 38 (0.66%) MS Access
14 35 (0.61%) BigQuery
15 34 (0.59%) MySQL
16 32 (0.56%) Oracle Database
17 31 (0.54%) Data Mining
18 26 (0.45%) RDBMS
19 25 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
20 18 (0.31%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 292 (5.10%) JIRA
2 146 (2.55%) Selenium
3 81 (1.41%) Cucumber
4 63 (1.10%) Jenkins
5 50 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (0.65%) WebDriver
7 36 (0.63%) JMeter
8 32 (0.56%) SoapUI
9 31 (0.54%) SpecFlow
10 25 (0.44%) Git (software)
11 23 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
12 21 (0.37%) Visual Studio
13 17 (0.30%) Eclipse
14 15 (0.26%) Appium
15 13 (0.23%) HP UFT
16 12 (0.21%) Rational Rose
16 12 (0.21%) TeamCity
17 10 (0.17%) JIRA Agile
18 9 (0.16%) FitNesse
18 9 (0.16%) TestRail
General
1 1,711 (29.89%) Finance
2 738 (12.89%) Banking
3 360 (6.29%) Retail
4 283 (4.94%) Front Office
5 196 (3.42%) Marketing
6 172 (3.00%) Law
7 168 (2.93%) Legal
8 165 (2.88%) Investment Banking
9 146 (2.55%) Back Office
10 84 (1.47%) Financial Institution
11 72 (1.26%) Retail Banking
11 72 (1.26%) Telecoms
12 65 (1.14%) Advertising
13 59 (1.03%) Publishing
14 54 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
15 39 (0.68%) French Language
15 39 (0.68%) Manufacturing
16 38 (0.66%) Private Banking
17 33 (0.58%) Billing
18 32 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (2.25%) .NET
2 103 (1.80%) Web Services
3 89 (1.55%) XML
4 62 (1.08%) HTML
5 53 (0.93%) RESTful
6 43 (0.75%) Middleware
7 41 (0.72%) REST
8 39 (0.68%) SOAP
9 35 (0.61%) Gherkin
9 35 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
10 29 (0.51%) CSS
11 27 (0.47%) WPF
12 25 (0.44%) JSON
13 22 (0.38%) AngularJS
13 22 (0.38%) Spring
14 19 (0.33%) HTML5
15 17 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
16 15 (0.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 14 (0.24%) React
18 13 (0.23%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 724 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
2 200 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 196 (3.42%) Fixed Income
4 174 (3.04%) User Experience
5 151 (2.64%) Derivative
6 138 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 135 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
8 119 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
9 115 (2.01%) Equities
10 78 (1.36%) Fintech
11 75 (1.31%) Mobile App
12 64 (1.12%) iPhone
13 51 (0.89%) Reinsurance
14 49 (0.86%) Virtual Team
15 46 (0.80%) Credit Risk
16 45 (0.79%) Blackberry
16 45 (0.79%) iPad
17 44 (0.77%) NHS
18 41 (0.72%) Data Centre
19 40 (0.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 778 (13.59%) Windows
2 288 (5.03%) Windows 10
3 226 (3.95%) Windows 7
4 180 (3.14%) Unix
5 172 (3.00%) Linux
6 123 (2.15%) Windows Server
7 85 (1.48%) Android
8 80 (1.40%) Apple iOS
9 73 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 68 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 46 (0.80%) Mac OS X
12 41 (0.72%) Windows 8
13 28 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (0.35%) Windows XP
16 19 (0.33%) Solaris
17 16 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
18 15 (0.26%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.052%) Data ONTAP
20 2 (0.035%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,259 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
2 788 (13.76%) Business Analysis
3 672 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 465 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
5 445 (7.77%) Data Analysis
6 440 (7.69%) Analytics
7 412 (7.20%) ITIL
8 383 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
9 379 (6.62%) Asset Management
9 379 (6.62%) Project Management
10 376 (6.57%) Migration
11 359 (6.27%) User Stories
12 328 (5.73%) Scrum
13 317 (5.54%) Test Automation
14 306 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing
15 253 (4.42%) Data Modelling
16 246 (4.30%) CRM
17 220 (3.84%) E-Commerce
18 213 (3.72%) Change Management
19 205 (3.58%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 983 (17.17%) SQL
2 204 (3.56%) Java
3 181 (3.16%) Python
4 153 (2.67%) C#
5 106 (1.85%) VBA
6 101 (1.76%) JavaScript
7 78 (1.36%) R
8 60 (1.05%) C++
9 52 (0.91%) C
10 50 (0.87%) T-SQL
11 48 (0.84%) PowerShell
12 37 (0.65%) PL/SQL
13 31 (0.54%) Perl
14 25 (0.44%) Shell Script
15 23 (0.40%) VB
16 17 (0.30%) MATLAB
17 16 (0.28%) Bash Shell
17 16 (0.28%) Korn
17 16 (0.28%) Ruby
18 13 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 330 (5.76%) Degree
2 288 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 221 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 92 (1.61%) ISEB
5 65 (1.14%) CISSP
6 63 (1.10%) ISTQB
7 61 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
8 41 (0.72%) CISM
9 40 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (0.59%) DV Cleared
11 33 (0.58%) CISA
12 27 (0.47%) ACCA
13 25 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 24 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 22 (0.38%) PhD
16 21 (0.37%) CIMA
17 20 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
18 19 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
18 19 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
19 17 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (4.63%) QA
2 164 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 141 (2.46%) GDPR
4 131 (2.29%) SLA
5 118 (2.06%) PMO
6 50 (0.87%) MiFID
7 37 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (0.45%) PSD2
9 19 (0.33%) EMIR
10 18 (0.31%) IFRS
11 14 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.23%) PCI DSS
13 12 (0.21%) Basel III
13 12 (0.21%) IFRS 9
14 11 (0.19%) SEPA
15 10 (0.17%) COBIT
16 9 (0.16%) Solvency II
17 8 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
18 5 (0.087%) AIFMD
18 5 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 467 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 70 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (0.61%) XenApp
4 30 (0.52%) XenDesktop
5 25 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 23 (0.40%) Docker
7 20 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.23%) BitLocker
9 12 (0.21%) XenServer
10 9 (0.16%) VMware Server
11 7 (0.12%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.12%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.10%) NFS
12 6 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.070%) vSphere
14 3 (0.052%) HDFS
14 3 (0.052%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.035%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 100 (1.75%) SCCM
2 46 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
3 34 (0.59%) AirWatch
4 28 (0.49%) Control-M
4 28 (0.49%) HP ALM
5 21 (0.37%) Kubernetes
6 19 (0.33%) vCenter Server
7 18 (0.31%) Backup Exec
7 18 (0.31%) WSUS
8 15 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (0.24%) Ansible
9 14 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
10 13 (0.23%) CASB
11 12 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
11 12 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (0.21%) Puppet
12 11 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
13 9 (0.16%) Nessus
13 9 (0.16%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 794 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 332 (5.80%) Oracle
3 220 (3.84%) SAP
4 189 (3.30%) Tableau
5 188 (3.28%) Citrix
6 146 (2.55%) ServiceNow
7 133 (2.32%) Cisco
7 133 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
8 127 (2.22%) Google
9 121 (2.11%) VMware
10 112 (1.96%) Apple
11 84 (1.47%) Adobe
12 76 (1.33%) Bloomberg
13 75 (1.31%) HP
14 63 (1.10%) Sony
15 59 (1.03%) IBM
16 56 (0.98%) Remedy
17 54 (0.94%) Workday
18 47 (0.82%) Charles River
18 47 (0.82%) Reuters