Period
to 2 March 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 2,134 2,992 5,189
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 10.72% 10.84% 11.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.62% 11.58% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,863 2,220 3,796
Median daily rate £450 £440 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +0.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £188 £200
90th Percentile £638 £600 £625
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 99 98
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £16.45 £12.44 £12.93
90th Percentile £45.25 £35.56 £33.23
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.30
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +0.33%

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 18,365 25,834 41,177
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.28% 93.59% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,212 18,843 29,976
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £464 £475
% change year-on-year +2.37% -2.32% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 342 506
Median hourly rate £34.88 £21.54 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.91% +10.47% -2.50%
10th Percentile £18.00 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £66.50 £52.50 £47.09
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.46 £18.00
% change year-on-year +19.18% +2.56% -0.06%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +2 365 £475 +5.56% 64
West London -4 47 £400 +5.26% 24
South London 0 25 £450 +9.09% 7
North London +2 10 £300 +33.33% 2
East London -3 8 £513 +65.32% 19
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 748 (35.05%) Finance
2 498 (23.34%) SQL
3 493 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
4 341 (15.98%) Business Analysis
5 295 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
6 290 (13.59%) Banking
7 253 (11.86%) Requirements Gathering
8 240 (11.25%) Data Analysis
9 238 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 223 (10.45%) Python
11 211 (9.89%) Microsoft Excel
12 209 (9.79%) Microsoft
13 204 (9.56%) Analytics
14 199 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
15 195 (9.14%) Azure
16 190 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
16 190 (8.90%) Front Office
17 179 (8.39%) Security Cleared
17 179 (8.39%) User Stories
18 165 (7.73%) Migration
19 155 (7.26%) Change Management
20 143 (6.70%) JIRA
21 141 (6.61%) Investment Management
21 141 (6.61%) Asset Management
22 140 (6.56%) Power Platform
23 135 (6.33%) Data Modelling
23 135 (6.33%) Degree
24 132 (6.19%) SC Cleared
25 127 (5.95%) Power BI
26 126 (5.90%) Project 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 79 (3.70%) Confluence
1 79 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.22%) SAS
3 9 (0.42%) ArcGIS
3 9 (0.42%) CMS
4 7 (0.33%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.28%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (0.14%) Anypoint
7 3 (0.14%) JBoss
8 2 (0.094%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.094%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.094%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.047%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.047%) DataSynapse
9 1 (0.047%) IIS
9 1 (0.047%) Moodle
9 1 (0.047%) Mule
9 1 (0.047%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.047%) WordPress
Applications
1 211 (9.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
3 71 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 64 (3.00%) MS Visio
5 27 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.37%) SPSS
7 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.047%) Sketch
8 1 (0.047%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (0.89%) Markit EDM
2 15 (0.70%) Eagle PACE
3 9 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.42%) Temenos T24
4 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.37%) thinkFolio
5 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.23%) Sentinel
7 5 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
8 4 (0.19%) Endur
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.19%) Summit
9 3 (0.14%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 195 (9.14%) Azure
2 140 (6.56%) Power Platform
3 98 (4.59%) Microsoft 365
4 78 (3.66%) AWS
5 37 (1.73%) GCP
6 23 (1.08%) SaaS
7 17 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (0.66%) Google Analytics
8 14 (0.66%) OneDrive
9 13 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.56%) PowerApps
11 9 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
11 9 (0.42%) Yammer
12 8 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.37%) Amazon Glacier
12 8 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.28%) PaaS
14 5 (0.23%) Azure Stack
15 4 (0.19%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.78%) Firewall
2 18 (0.84%) VPN
3 17 (0.80%) WAN
4 15 (0.70%) LAN
4 15 (0.70%) Network Security
5 11 (0.52%) Internet
6 8 (0.37%) Skype
7 7 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.33%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.23%) FTP
8 5 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.19%) HTTP
9 4 (0.19%) Intranet
10 3 (0.14%) 5G
10 3 (0.14%) SAN
10 3 (0.14%) VoIP
10 3 (0.14%) Wireless
11 2 (0.094%) 3GPP
11 2 (0.094%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (5.95%) Power BI
2 104 (4.87%) Tableau
3 88 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
4 81 (3.80%) SQL Server
5 40 (1.87%) Relational Database
6 37 (1.73%) Qlik Sense
7 32 (1.50%) QlikView
8 31 (1.45%) Big Data
9 27 (1.27%) Data Lake
10 25 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (0.89%) BigQuery
12 19 (0.89%) Data Mining
13 16 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
15 13 (0.61%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.56%) Hadoop
17 11 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
17 11 (0.52%) GIS
17 11 (0.52%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 143 (6.70%) JIRA
2 24 (1.12%) Selenium
3 17 (0.80%) Cucumber
4 15 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.66%) JMeter
6 13 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (0.52%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.42%) Postman
8 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.33%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.28%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.28%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.28%) LoadRunner
10 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.23%) Appium
11 5 (0.23%) Toad
12 4 (0.19%) JUnit
13 3 (0.14%) LSMW
13 3 (0.14%) REST Assured
13 3 (0.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 748 (35.05%) Finance
2 290 (13.59%) Banking
3 190 (8.90%) Front Office
4 113 (5.30%) Public Sector
5 97 (4.55%) Investment Banking
6 86 (4.03%) Retail
7 66 (3.09%) Legal
8 57 (2.67%) Marketing
9 41 (1.92%) Back Office
9 41 (1.92%) Telecoms
10 33 (1.55%) Law
11 28 (1.31%) Manufacturing
12 21 (0.98%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.94%) Local Government
14 18 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.75%) Publishing
15 16 (0.75%) Retail Banking
16 13 (0.61%) International Banking
17 12 (0.56%) Electronics
18 11 (0.52%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (1.73%) .NET
2 31 (1.45%) XML
3 26 (1.22%) FIX Protocol
4 21 (0.98%) JSON
4 21 (0.98%) Web Services
5 19 (0.89%) Middleware
6 13 (0.61%) HTML
6 13 (0.61%) React
6 13 (0.61%) RESTful
7 12 (0.56%) Gherkin
8 11 (0.52%) AngularJS
8 11 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
9 10 (0.47%) REST
10 8 (0.37%) Pandas
11 7 (0.33%) Node.js
12 6 (0.28%) NumPy
12 6 (0.28%) Rendezvous
12 6 (0.28%) SailPoint
13 5 (0.23%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 295 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (5.34%) Derivative
3 87 (4.08%) Equities
4 73 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 72 (3.37%) Hedge funds
6 62 (2.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 58 (2.72%) User Experience
8 51 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
9 50 (2.34%) Reference Data
10 48 (2.25%) Equity Derivative
11 47 (2.20%) Fixed Income
12 45 (2.11%) NHS
13 26 (1.22%) Data Structures
14 23 (1.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 23 (1.08%) Market Risk
15 21 (0.98%) Virtual Team
16 20 (0.94%) Credit Risk
16 20 (0.94%) Reinsurance
17 19 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
17 19 (0.89%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 120 (5.62%) Windows
2 53 (2.48%) Linux
3 50 (2.34%) Windows 10
4 40 (1.87%) Unix
5 19 (0.89%) Windows Server
6 13 (0.61%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.61%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.37%) Android
8 5 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.19%) Solaris
9 4 (0.19%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.094%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.094%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.094%) VMS
11 2 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.047%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.047%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (15.98%) Business Analysis
3 253 (11.86%) Requirements Gathering
4 240 (11.25%) Data Analysis
5 238 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 204 (9.56%) Analytics
7 199 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
8 190 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
9 179 (8.39%) User Stories
10 165 (7.73%) Migration
11 155 (7.26%) Change Management
12 141 (6.61%) Asset Management
12 141 (6.61%) Investment Management
13 135 (6.33%) Data Modelling
14 126 (5.90%) Project Management
15 122 (5.72%) User Acceptance Testing
16 113 (5.30%) Scrum
17 112 (5.25%) Risk Management
18 105 (4.92%) DevOps
19 101 (4.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 498 (23.34%) SQL
2 223 (10.45%) Python
3 62 (2.91%) JavaScript
4 48 (2.25%) C#
4 48 (2.25%) C++
5 46 (2.16%) Java
6 43 (2.01%) R
7 33 (1.55%) VBA
8 26 (1.22%) PowerShell
9 22 (1.03%) T-SQL
10 20 (0.94%) C
11 19 (0.89%) PL/SQL
12 12 (0.56%) VB
13 6 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 6 (0.28%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.28%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.23%) Ada
14 5 (0.23%) Go
14 5 (0.23%) Haskell
15 4 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 179 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 135 (6.33%) Degree
3 132 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.78%) DV Cleared
5 25 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (1.03%) CISSP
7 20 (0.94%) ISEB
8 18 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (0.80%) CISM
10 13 (0.61%) PhD
11 8 (0.37%) FFIEC
11 8 (0.37%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.28%) GCIH
12 6 (0.28%) IIBA
12 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.28%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.23%) CEH
13 5 (0.23%) GCIA
13 5 (0.23%) GIAC
13 5 (0.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.87%) QA
2 89 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 47 (2.20%) GDPR
4 41 (1.92%) PMO
5 35 (1.64%) NIST
6 20 (0.94%) COREP
6 20 (0.94%) IFRS
7 16 (0.75%) SLA
8 14 (0.66%) COBIT
9 12 (0.56%) MiFID
10 8 (0.37%) FINREP
10 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (0.33%) EMIR
11 7 (0.33%) PSD2
12 6 (0.28%) Basel III
13 5 (0.23%) CRD IV
13 5 (0.23%) FATCA
14 4 (0.19%) ISO 20022
14 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17025
14 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 54 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.19%) Docker
4 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.094%) HDFS
5 2 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.047%) Snort
6 1 (0.047%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.047%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (0.70%) SCCM
2 11 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.28%) CASB
4 5 (0.23%) SCOM
5 4 (0.19%) EnCase
6 3 (0.14%) Ansible
6 3 (0.14%) CSIRT
6 3 (0.14%) Grafana
6 3 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.14%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.14%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.14%) Nessus
6 3 (0.14%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.094%) Control-M
7 2 (0.094%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.094%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.094%) QRadar
7 2 (0.094%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.047%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.047%) Terraform
Vendors
1 209 (9.79%) Microsoft
2 108 (5.06%) Oracle
3 62 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
4 61 (2.86%) SAP
5 38 (1.78%) Google
6 35 (1.64%) ServiceNow
7 32 (1.50%) Bloomberg
8 30 (1.41%) Murex
9 21 (0.98%) Splunk
10 18 (0.84%) Informatica
11 17 (0.80%) Adobe
12 16 (0.75%) Citrix
12 16 (0.75%) HP
13 13 (0.61%) Charles River
13 13 (0.61%) VMware
14 12 (0.56%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.52%) Cisco
15 11 (0.52%) Databricks
16 10 (0.47%) CA Agile Central
16 10 (0.47%) MuleSoft