Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 5,762 6,972 6,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.48% 15.50% 15.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.17% 16.33% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,122 4,965 4,943
London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £200 £259 £213
90th Percentile £614 £625 £590
England median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 125 164
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +12.72% -1.14%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.30 £39.96 £39.25
England median hourly rate £15.48 £15.72 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.50% +4.77% -

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 43,743 42,706 42,620
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.94% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,599 30,786 30,444
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 519 543
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +7.72% +0.16%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £52.20
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -1 1,171 £425 -5.56% 280
West London -1 288 £370 -7.50% 121
South London -12 140 £375 -11.76% 31
East London -3 123 £456 +1.96% 38
North London -8 24 £363 +11.54% 7
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,774 (30.79%) Finance
2 1,267 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
3 1,002 (17.39%) SQL
4 841 (14.60%) Business Analysis
5 790 (13.71%) Banking
6 753 (13.07%) Microsoft
7 724 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
8 722 (12.53%) Windows
9 698 (12.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 509 (8.83%) Microsoft Excel
11 464 (8.05%) Active Directory
12 450 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
13 443 (7.69%) Analytics
14 442 (7.67%) Microsoft Office
15 399 (6.92%) Data Analysis
16 398 (6.91%) Project Management
17 389 (6.75%) Migration
18 384 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
19 377 (6.54%) User Stories
20 356 (6.18%) Asset Management
21 349 (6.06%) Retail
22 346 (6.00%) ITIL
23 331 (5.74%) Oracle
24 330 (5.73%) Degree
25 327 (5.68%) Scrum
26 316 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
27 314 (5.45%) JIRA
28 312 (5.41%) Front Office
29 306 (5.31%) SQL Server
30 291 (5.05%) Test Automation

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
1 164 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 141 (2.45%) Confluence
3 101 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 100 (1.74%) SAS
5 63 (1.09%) CMS
6 54 (0.94%) Skype for Business
7 37 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 30 (0.52%) IIS
9 25 (0.43%) WebSphere
10 22 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 18 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
12 17 (0.30%) WordPress
13 14 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.23%) Apache
15 12 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 11 (0.19%) Apache Spark
17 9 (0.16%) IBM Notes
18 8 (0.14%) JBoss
18 8 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 509 (8.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 442 (7.67%) Microsoft Office
3 211 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 182 (3.16%) MS Visio
5 44 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.24%) SPSS
8 6 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
9 4 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.069%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.052%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.052%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.052%) Stata
11 2 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.017%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.017%) Mingle
12 1 (0.017%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 64 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.73%) Markit EDM
3 32 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 29 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 29 (0.50%) thinkFolio
5 28 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
6 25 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
7 23 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 20 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
9 18 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
9 18 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
10 15 (0.26%) NetSuite
10 15 (0.26%) Workday HCM
11 14 (0.24%) Elite 3E
11 14 (0.24%) Endur
11 14 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
12 13 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
12 13 (0.23%) HiPortfolio
12 13 (0.23%) ION MarketView
12 13 (0.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 277 (4.81%) Office 365
2 123 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 76 (1.32%) Google Analytics
5 43 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 42 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
7 39 (0.68%) SaaS
8 29 (0.50%) Mimecast
9 27 (0.47%) G Suite
10 26 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
11 25 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
12 21 (0.36%) GitHub
13 20 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
14 19 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
15 15 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
16 14 (0.24%) Amazon S3
17 12 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
17 12 (0.21%) Trello
18 10 (0.17%) PaaS
19 9 (0.16%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 108 (1.87%) Firewall
2 93 (1.61%) VPN
3 92 (1.60%) DNS
4 83 (1.44%) WAN
5 82 (1.42%) LAN
5 82 (1.42%) TCP/IP
6 78 (1.35%) DHCP
7 71 (1.23%) Skype
8 53 (0.92%) Internet
9 32 (0.56%) VoIP
10 30 (0.52%) Network Security
11 27 (0.47%) SMS
12 25 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
13 24 (0.42%) Wireless
14 21 (0.36%) Intranet
15 20 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (0.30%) Structured Cabling
17 16 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
17 16 (0.28%) WebEx
18 15 (0.26%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 149 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
3 139 (2.41%) Power BI
4 88 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 87 (1.51%) Relational Database
5 87 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 79 (1.37%) Big Data
7 56 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
8 51 (0.89%) Hadoop
9 49 (0.85%) QlikView
10 41 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
11 39 (0.68%) Data Mining
12 36 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 34 (0.59%) BigQuery
14 27 (0.47%) MySQL
15 26 (0.45%) Blockchain
16 24 (0.42%) MS Access
17 23 (0.40%) Oracle Database
18 21 (0.36%) RDBMS
18 21 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 314 (5.45%) JIRA
2 132 (2.29%) Selenium
3 80 (1.39%) Cucumber
4 54 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 49 (0.85%) Jenkins
6 36 (0.62%) WebDriver
7 35 (0.61%) JMeter
8 33 (0.57%) SpecFlow
9 30 (0.52%) Git (software)
10 27 (0.47%) Eclipse
11 25 (0.43%) SoapUI
12 24 (0.42%) Visual Studio
13 22 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
14 16 (0.28%) Appium
15 14 (0.24%) Rational Rose
15 14 (0.24%) TeamCity
16 13 (0.23%) Zephyr
17 11 (0.19%) FitNesse
18 10 (0.17%) JIRA Agile
19 9 (0.16%) HP UFT
General
1 1,774 (30.79%) Finance
2 790 (13.71%) Banking
3 349 (6.06%) Retail
4 312 (5.41%) Front Office
5 220 (3.82%) Marketing
6 202 (3.51%) Investment Banking
7 201 (3.49%) Legal
8 172 (2.99%) Law
9 155 (2.69%) Back Office
10 85 (1.48%) Retail Banking
11 82 (1.42%) Financial Institution
12 77 (1.34%) Advertising
12 77 (1.34%) Telecoms
13 66 (1.15%) Publishing
14 48 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
15 41 (0.71%) French Language
16 34 (0.59%) Spanish Language
17 31 (0.54%) German Language
18 30 (0.52%) Billing
19 29 (0.50%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (2.07%) .NET
2 78 (1.35%) Web Services
2 78 (1.35%) XML
3 57 (0.99%) HTML
4 48 (0.83%) Middleware
5 44 (0.76%) RESTful
6 43 (0.75%) SOAP
7 39 (0.68%) REST
8 34 (0.59%) Gherkin
8 34 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
9 31 (0.54%) WPF
10 28 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
11 25 (0.43%) AngularJS
12 23 (0.40%) JSON
13 22 (0.38%) Spring
14 20 (0.35%) CSS
15 19 (0.33%) jQuery
16 16 (0.28%) Kafka
17 14 (0.24%) ASP.NET
18 12 (0.21%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 724 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
2 207 (3.59%) Fixed Income
3 198 (3.44%) Management Information System
4 172 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 165 (2.86%) User Experience
6 164 (2.85%) Derivative
7 142 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
8 108 (1.87%) Equities
9 101 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
10 84 (1.46%) Computer Science
11 83 (1.44%) Fintech
12 58 (1.01%) Mobile App
12 58 (1.01%) Reinsurance
13 57 (0.99%) NHS
14 54 (0.94%) iPhone
15 52 (0.90%) Credit Risk
15 52 (0.90%) iPad
15 52 (0.90%) Market Risk
16 47 (0.82%) Blackberry
17 38 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 722 (12.53%) Windows
2 277 (4.81%) Windows 10
3 233 (4.04%) Windows 7
4 175 (3.04%) Unix
5 154 (2.67%) Linux
6 118 (2.05%) Windows Server
7 104 (1.80%) Apple iOS
8 92 (1.60%) Android
9 82 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 73 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 63 (1.09%) Mac OS X
12 37 (0.64%) Windows 8
13 29 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (0.38%) Mac OS
15 18 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (0.31%) Windows XP
16 17 (0.30%) Solaris
17 9 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.052%) Data ONTAP
19 2 (0.035%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,267 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
2 841 (14.60%) Business Analysis
3 698 (12.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 450 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
5 443 (7.69%) Analytics
6 399 (6.92%) Data Analysis
7 398 (6.91%) Project Management
8 389 (6.75%) Migration
9 384 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
10 377 (6.54%) User Stories
11 356 (6.18%) Asset Management
12 346 (6.00%) ITIL
13 327 (5.68%) Scrum
14 316 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 291 (5.05%) Test Automation
16 256 (4.44%) CRM
17 248 (4.30%) Data Modelling
18 245 (4.25%) Change Management
19 228 (3.96%) E-Commerce
20 220 (3.82%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1,002 (17.39%) SQL
2 209 (3.63%) Java
3 181 (3.14%) Python
4 143 (2.48%) C#
5 101 (1.75%) VBA
6 92 (1.60%) JavaScript
7 72 (1.25%) R
8 57 (0.99%) PowerShell
9 54 (0.94%) C++
10 48 (0.83%) C
11 46 (0.80%) T-SQL
12 32 (0.56%) Perl
12 32 (0.56%) PL/SQL
13 26 (0.45%) Shell Script
14 17 (0.30%) VB
15 16 (0.28%) Bash Shell
15 16 (0.28%) MATLAB
16 14 (0.24%) Korn
17 11 (0.19%) PHP
17 11 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 330 (5.73%) Degree
2 226 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 177 (3.07%) SC Cleared
4 95 (1.65%) ISEB
5 73 (1.27%) CISSP
6 61 (1.06%) ISTQB
7 59 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
8 42 (0.73%) CISM
9 40 (0.69%) CISA
10 38 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 29 (0.50%) DV Cleared
12 24 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
13 23 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 21 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (0.33%) ACCA
16 18 (0.31%) CRISC
16 18 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
17 17 (0.30%) Master's Degree
17 17 (0.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (4.84%) QA
2 150 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 144 (2.50%) GDPR
4 133 (2.31%) SLA
5 117 (2.03%) PMO
6 65 (1.13%) MiFID
7 29 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 27 (0.47%) EMIR
9 22 (0.38%) PSD2
10 19 (0.33%) IFRS
11 17 (0.30%) PCI DSS
12 13 (0.23%) Solvency II
13 12 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
14 11 (0.19%) Basel III
14 11 (0.19%) COBIT
14 11 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 10 (0.17%) SEPA
16 7 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
16 7 (0.12%) IFRS 9
17 5 (0.087%) AIFMD
System Software
1 464 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 81 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
4 24 (0.42%) XenDesktop
5 23 (0.40%) XenApp
6 22 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (0.35%) Docker
8 17 (0.30%) BitLocker
9 13 (0.23%) Hyper-V
10 12 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (0.19%) XenServer
12 9 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (0.14%) NFS
13 8 (0.14%) VMware Server
13 8 (0.14%) vSphere
14 7 (0.12%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.087%) HDFS
16 3 (0.052%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 3 (0.052%) Xen
Systems Management
1 116 (2.01%) SCCM
2 34 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
3 32 (0.56%) AirWatch
4 24 (0.42%) Control-M
5 23 (0.40%) HP ALM
5 23 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 20 (0.35%) WSUS
7 19 (0.33%) Kubernetes
8 18 (0.31%) vCenter Server
9 16 (0.28%) Backup Exec
10 13 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (0.23%) Oracle ZFS
11 12 (0.21%) CASB
12 11 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
12 11 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
13 10 (0.17%) QRadar
14 8 (0.14%) Ansible
14 8 (0.14%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.14%) ZABBIX
15 7 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 753 (13.07%) Microsoft
2 331 (5.74%) Oracle
3 196 (3.40%) SAP
4 187 (3.25%) Tableau
5 182 (3.16%) Citrix
6 153 (2.66%) Google
7 139 (2.41%) ServiceNow
8 137 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
9 128 (2.22%) Cisco
10 124 (2.15%) VMware
11 115 (2.00%) Apple
12 85 (1.48%) Adobe
13 67 (1.16%) Bloomberg
14 66 (1.15%) HP
15 61 (1.06%) IBM
16 52 (0.90%) Sony
17 51 (0.89%) Remedy
18 50 (0.87%) Charles River
19 44 (0.76%) Workday
20 41 (0.71%) McAfee