Period
to 30 July 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 3,402 1,570 4,692
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 11.24% 9.93% 11.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.11% 10.66% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,392 1,155 3,374
10th Percentile £290 £222 £207
25th Percentile £375 £356 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £525
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 34 84
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.44 £12.15
25th Percentile £20.08 £14.69 £14.00
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £20.70
Median % change year-on-year +32.50% -3.36% -3.18%
75th Percentile £37.25 £28.19 £28.00
90th Percentile £49.80 £35.68 £42.85
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.77 £15.25
% change year-on-year -4.59% +9.97% +0.83%

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 28,102 14,722 37,986
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.81% 93.09% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,200 10,618 27,583
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £706 £684
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 175 462
10th Percentile £14.58 £14.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £20.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.86% +77.50% -
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.83 £35.94
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.25 £52.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.55% +5.84% +5.56%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in London

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Analyst in London

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in London over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in London

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in London

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst in London over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 0 532 £488 +2.63% 123
West London -4 59 £440 +27.54% 46
South London +16 43 £450 +5.88% 11
East London 0 18 £300 -25.00% 37
North London +3 9 £150 -56.20% 4
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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 1,175 (34.54%) Finance
2 975 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
3 840 (24.69%) Social Skills
4 791 (23.25%) SQL
5 537 (15.78%) Business Analysis
6 457 (13.43%) Banking
7 449 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
8 405 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 369 (10.85%) Analytics
10 353 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
11 335 (9.85%) Requirements Gathering
12 332 (9.76%) Microsoft
13 329 (9.67%) Business Intelligence
13 329 (9.67%) Data Analysis
14 313 (9.20%) User Stories
15 301 (8.85%) Python
16 291 (8.55%) Microsoft Excel
17 288 (8.47%) Azure
18 286 (8.41%) JIRA
19 265 (7.79%) Power Platform
20 262 (7.70%) Migration
21 260 (7.64%) Power BI
22 230 (6.76%) Project Management
23 219 (6.44%) Degree
24 213 (6.26%) Change Management
25 211 (6.20%) Front Office
26 208 (6.11%) Windows
27 205 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
28 204 (6.00%) Visualisation
29 194 (5.70%) Data Modelling

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
1 142 (4.17%) Confluence
2 86 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 42 (1.23%) SAS
4 22 (0.65%) CMS
5 19 (0.56%) Apache
6 18 (0.53%) IIS
7 17 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 13 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 11 (0.32%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.21%) ArcGIS
11 7 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.21%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.18%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
13 5 (0.15%) Appian
13 5 (0.15%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.12%) JBoss
14 4 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 291 (8.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 159 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
3 104 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 92 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
7 14 (0.41%) SPSS
8 11 (0.32%) Stata
9 10 (0.29%) Oracle Smart View
10 4 (0.12%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.059%) Mingle
12 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.029%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.029%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 28 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
3 23 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
4 12 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 11 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (0.26%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.24%) Oracle FAH
8 8 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 7 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.21%) Endur
9 7 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
9 7 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (0.21%) thinkFolio
9 7 (0.21%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 288 (8.47%) Azure
2 265 (7.79%) Power Platform
3 142 (4.17%) AWS
3 142 (4.17%) Microsoft 365
4 57 (1.68%) GCP
5 46 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
6 41 (1.21%) Adobe Analytics
7 31 (0.91%) SaaS
8 28 (0.82%) Google Analytics
9 26 (0.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 20 (0.59%) PaaS
11 19 (0.56%) Serverless
12 18 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
12 18 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 14 (0.41%) Azure Functions
14 13 (0.38%) Mimecast
15 11 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
16 10 (0.29%) GitHub
16 10 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.23%) Firewall
2 35 (1.03%) DNS
3 31 (0.91%) FTP
4 28 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 24 (0.71%) 2G
5 24 (0.71%) 5G
5 24 (0.71%) GSM
5 24 (0.71%) MVNO
6 23 (0.68%) LAN
7 22 (0.65%) VPN
8 21 (0.62%) DHCP
8 21 (0.62%) Internet
9 20 (0.59%) WAN
10 19 (0.56%) HTTP
11 16 (0.47%) Packet Switching
12 14 (0.41%) SMTP
13 13 (0.38%) Wireless
14 10 (0.29%) VoIP
15 9 (0.26%) Network Security
16 8 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (7.64%) Power BI
2 156 (4.59%) Tableau
3 132 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 128 (3.76%) SQL Server
5 64 (1.88%) Relational Database
6 41 (1.21%) Data Mining
7 40 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (1.12%) Data Lake
9 37 (1.09%) Qlik Sense
9 37 (1.09%) QlikView
10 33 (0.97%) Big Data
10 33 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
11 29 (0.85%) Metadata
12 28 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
13 26 (0.76%) RDBMS
14 22 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (0.59%) GIS
16 19 (0.56%) MySQL
17 15 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
17 15 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 286 (8.41%) JIRA
2 41 (1.21%) Cucumber
3 40 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 30 (0.88%) Selenium
5 23 (0.68%) Eclipse
6 18 (0.53%) Jenkins
7 17 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (0.47%) Visual Studio
9 15 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (0.35%) SpecFlow
11 11 (0.32%) Postman
11 11 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.24%) Artifactory
12 8 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.21%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.15%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.15%) JMeter
14 5 (0.15%) Toad
14 5 (0.15%) WebDriver
15 4 (0.12%) NUnit
General
1 1,175 (34.54%) Finance
2 840 (24.69%) Social Skills
3 457 (13.43%) Banking
4 449 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
5 211 (6.20%) Front Office
6 160 (4.70%) Investment Banking
7 143 (4.20%) Presentation Skills
8 131 (3.85%) Public Sector
9 126 (3.70%) Retail
10 117 (3.44%) Marketing
11 97 (2.85%) Legal
12 82 (2.41%) Back Office
13 64 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
14 63 (1.85%) Telecoms
15 58 (1.70%) Organisational Skills
16 48 (1.41%) Law
17 43 (1.26%) Financial Institution
18 40 (1.18%) Influencing Skills
19 38 (1.12%) Manufacturing
20 31 (0.91%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (2.15%) .NET
2 63 (1.85%) XML
3 40 (1.18%) JSON
4 28 (0.82%) HTML
5 25 (0.73%) Web Services
6 23 (0.68%) Gherkin
7 19 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
7 19 (0.56%) Middleware
8 18 (0.53%) REST
9 16 (0.47%) LDAP
9 16 (0.47%) RESTful
10 15 (0.44%) FpML
10 15 (0.44%) HTML5
11 14 (0.41%) EDI
11 14 (0.41%) Pandas
12 13 (0.38%) CSS
13 11 (0.32%) NumPy
13 11 (0.32%) pytest
14 10 (0.29%) SOAP
15 9 (0.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 114 (3.35%) Derivative
2 109 (3.20%) Fixed Income
3 99 (2.91%) User Experience
4 72 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 70 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 64 (1.88%) Equities
6 64 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
7 50 (1.47%) Market Risk
8 44 (1.29%) Credit Risk
9 43 (1.26%) Reference Data
10 42 (1.23%) Reinsurance
11 41 (1.21%) Tandem
11 41 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 39 (1.15%) NHS
13 38 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 36 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
15 33 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
16 32 (0.94%) Hedge funds
17 26 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
18 24 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 208 (6.11%) Windows
2 81 (2.38%) Linux
3 70 (2.06%) Windows 10
4 65 (1.91%) Unix
5 28 (0.82%) Windows Server
5 28 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 23 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (0.41%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 10 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.21%) Android
10 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.059%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.029%) HPUX
13 1 (0.029%) MVS
13 1 (0.029%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.029%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 975 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
2 537 (15.78%) Business Analysis
3 405 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 369 (10.85%) Analytics
5 353 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
6 335 (9.85%) Requirements Gathering
7 329 (9.67%) Business Intelligence
7 329 (9.67%) Data Analysis
8 313 (9.20%) User Stories
9 262 (7.70%) Migration
10 230 (6.76%) Project Management
11 213 (6.26%) Change Management
12 205 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 204 (6.00%) Visualisation
14 194 (5.70%) Data Modelling
15 193 (5.67%) Scrum
16 180 (5.29%) Asset Management
17 170 (5.00%) ITIL
18 166 (4.88%) Workshop Facilitation
19 157 (4.61%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 791 (23.25%) SQL
2 301 (8.85%) Python
3 80 (2.35%) Java
4 63 (1.85%) C#
4 63 (1.85%) R
5 57 (1.68%) VBA
6 56 (1.65%) C
7 44 (1.29%) JavaScript
7 44 (1.29%) PowerShell
8 42 (1.23%) T-SQL
9 31 (0.91%) C++
10 18 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 13 (0.38%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.32%) VB
13 8 (0.24%) HiveQL
14 7 (0.21%) PHP
15 6 (0.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 6 (0.18%) VBScript
16 5 (0.15%) Perl
16 5 (0.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 219 (6.44%) Degree
2 180 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 134 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 41 (1.21%) CISSP
5 38 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 37 (1.09%) ISEB
7 35 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 30 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (0.79%) CISM
10 25 (0.73%) PhD
11 21 (0.62%) ISTQB
12 19 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
13 14 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (0.41%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.32%) GIAC
15 10 (0.29%) DBS Check
15 10 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (0.29%) PMP
16 9 (0.26%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (5.03%) QA
2 131 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 78 (2.29%) PMO
4 61 (1.79%) GDPR
5 54 (1.59%) SLA
6 38 (1.12%) MiFID
7 32 (0.94%) IFRS
8 27 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 20 (0.59%) NIST
10 15 (0.44%) FATCA
11 12 (0.35%) EMIR
11 12 (0.35%) GRC
12 11 (0.32%) ISO 20022
13 10 (0.29%) GAAP
13 10 (0.29%) PCI DSS
14 9 (0.26%) Accessibility
14 9 (0.26%) COBIT
15 8 (0.24%) IFRS 9
16 6 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
16 6 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 132 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.65%) XenApp
4 13 (0.38%) XenDesktop
5 10 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.29%) vSphere
6 7 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.088%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.059%) Docker
11 2 (0.059%) Snort
12 1 (0.029%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.029%) Firmware
12 1 (0.029%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.029%) NFS
12 1 (0.029%) SRDF
12 1 (0.029%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 47 (1.38%) SCCM
2 25 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (0.53%) Terraform
5 14 (0.41%) Ansible
6 10 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
6 10 (0.29%) Nagios
7 9 (0.26%) Control-M
7 9 (0.26%) SCOM
8 8 (0.24%) RSA Archer
9 7 (0.21%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.18%) CSIRT
10 6 (0.18%) SCSM
11 5 (0.15%) HP ALM
11 5 (0.15%) Nexpose
12 4 (0.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 4 (0.12%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.12%) CASB
12 4 (0.12%) Core Impact
13 3 (0.088%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 332 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 182 (5.35%) Oracle
3 146 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
4 121 (3.56%) SAP
5 88 (2.59%) ServiceNow
6 70 (2.06%) Google
7 66 (1.94%) Adobe
8 49 (1.44%) VMware
9 48 (1.41%) Citrix
10 38 (1.12%) Cisco
11 37 (1.09%) Bloomberg
12 32 (0.94%) Informatica
13 29 (0.85%) HP
13 29 (0.85%) Murex
13 29 (0.85%) Workday
14 28 (0.82%) Alteryx
15 27 (0.79%) Databricks
15 27 (0.79%) Splunk
16 23 (0.68%) IBM
17 19 (0.56%) Teradata