Period
to 23 November 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 2020.

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
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1,643 4,113 5,745
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 10.49% 11.70% 12.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.46% 12.49% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,338 2,948 4,093
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% -3.89%
10th Percentile £261 £200 £200
90th Percentile £638 £600 £604
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 114 134
Median hourly rate £34.53 £21.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.46% +5.63% +3.90%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.44 £13.00
90th Percentile £40.20 £34.70 £35.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -0.51%

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 14,335 32,933 43,969
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.50% 93.67% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,726 23,625 31,748
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £308 £313
90th Percentile £700 £677 £675
England median daily rate £475 £469 £450
% change year-on-year +1.39% +4.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 473 609
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +12.82% -4.88%
10th Percentile £20.90 £12.44 £12.50
90th Percentile £58.88 £53.75 £53.82
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.71 £18.56
% change year-on-year +52.21% +6.20% -0.01%

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 23 November 2020.

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 23 November 2020.

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 23 November 2020. 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 +4 332 £475 +5.56% 40
West London -1 53 £230 -36.55% 7
South London -17 30 £413 - 5
North London +6 11 £300 +42.86% 1
East London 0 5 £500 +48.15% 9
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2020, 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.

1 583 (35.48%) Finance
2 353 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
3 304 (18.50%) SQL
4 272 (16.56%) Business Analysis
5 249 (15.16%) Banking
6 208 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
7 196 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 174 (10.59%) Requirements Gathering
9 169 (10.29%) Microsoft
9 169 (10.29%) Security Cleared
10 162 (9.86%) Python
11 153 (9.31%) Data Analysis
12 140 (8.52%) Microsoft Excel
13 132 (8.03%) SC Cleared
14 128 (7.79%) Front Office
15 124 (7.55%) User Stories
16 119 (7.24%) Change Management
16 119 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
17 117 (7.12%) Azure
18 115 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
19 112 (6.82%) Migration
20 107 (6.51%) Analytics
21 106 (6.45%) Windows
22 102 (6.21%) Risk Management
23 99 (6.03%) Public Sector
24 97 (5.90%) Workshop Facilitation
25 96 (5.84%) Derivative
26 95 (5.78%) Investment Banking
27 94 (5.72%) Asset Management
28 92 (5.60%) Scrum

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 60 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.98%) Confluence
3 7 (0.43%) CMS
4 6 (0.37%) SAS
5 5 (0.30%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.30%) JBoss
5 5 (0.30%) MTS
6 4 (0.24%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.18%) Apache
7 3 (0.18%) Appian
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.12%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.12%) IIS
8 2 (0.12%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.12%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.061%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.061%) Moodle
Applications
1 140 (8.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 41 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (1.70%) Markit EDM
2 26 (1.58%) Eagle PACE
3 10 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.37%) Endur
6 6 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.37%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 5 (0.30%) Front Arena
7 5 (0.30%) ION MarketView
7 5 (0.30%) Maximo
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.24%) Orchestrade
8 4 (0.24%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 117 (7.12%) Azure
2 91 (5.54%) Power Platform
3 56 (3.41%) Office 365
4 45 (2.74%) AWS
5 18 (1.10%) GCP
6 13 (0.79%) PowerApps
6 13 (0.79%) SaaS
7 11 (0.67%) OneDrive
8 10 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.55%) Yammer
10 7 (0.43%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.37%) PaaS
12 5 (0.30%) IaaS
13 4 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.24%) Azure Stack
13 4 (0.24%) GitHub
13 4 (0.24%) Power Automate
13 4 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.18%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.25%) Firewall
2 21 (1.28%) VPN
3 16 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.73%) LAN
4 12 (0.73%) Network Security
5 11 (0.67%) SAN
5 11 (0.67%) WAN
6 9 (0.55%) Internet
6 9 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (0.55%) VLAN
7 7 (0.43%) Wireshark
8 6 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.30%) DHCP
9 5 (0.30%) DNS
9 5 (0.30%) FTP
9 5 (0.30%) Skype
9 5 (0.30%) SSL
10 4 (0.24%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (0.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (4.81%) Power BI
2 67 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (3.10%) Tableau
4 49 (2.98%) SQL Server
5 25 (1.52%) QlikView
6 21 (1.28%) Big Data
7 20 (1.22%) Data Lake
7 20 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (0.85%) Data Mining
8 14 (0.85%) Qlik Sense
8 14 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (0.73%) Electronic Patient Records
10 10 (0.61%) BigQuery
11 8 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (0.49%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.43%) Snowflake Schema
13 6 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 87 (5.30%) JIRA
2 17 (1.03%) JMeter
3 15 (0.91%) Selenium
4 10 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.43%) LoadRunner
7 6 (0.37%) eggPlant
8 5 (0.30%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.30%) Toad
9 4 (0.24%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.24%) Postman
9 4 (0.24%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.18%) GitLab
10 3 (0.18%) Hudson
10 3 (0.18%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.18%) JUnit
10 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.12%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 583 (35.48%) Finance
2 249 (15.16%) Banking
3 128 (7.79%) Front Office
4 99 (6.03%) Public Sector
5 95 (5.78%) Investment Banking
6 79 (4.81%) Marketing
7 74 (4.50%) Back Office
8 52 (3.16%) Retail
9 51 (3.10%) Legal
10 28 (1.70%) Telecoms
11 27 (1.64%) Manufacturing
12 19 (1.16%) Financial Institution
12 19 (1.16%) Retail Banking
13 18 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.91%) Law
15 13 (0.79%) Billing
15 13 (0.79%) Local Government
16 11 (0.67%) Electronics
16 11 (0.67%) International Banking
17 10 (0.61%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.58%) Pandas
2 23 (1.40%) .NET
2 23 (1.40%) XML
3 20 (1.22%) FIX Protocol
4 17 (1.03%) Middleware
5 15 (0.91%) REST
6 13 (0.79%) Web Services
7 12 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
8 8 (0.49%) Gherkin
9 7 (0.43%) FpML
9 7 (0.43%) HTML
9 7 (0.43%) SailPoint
10 5 (0.30%) ADO
10 5 (0.30%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.30%) React
11 4 (0.24%) CSS
11 4 (0.24%) JSON
11 4 (0.24%) QuickFIX
11 4 (0.24%) Shiny
12 3 (0.18%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 208 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (5.84%) Derivative
3 74 (4.50%) Fixed Income
4 70 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 64 (3.90%) Equities
6 52 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 41 (2.50%) Reference Data
8 38 (2.31%) Hedge funds
9 36 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
10 34 (2.07%) NHS
11 27 (1.64%) User Experience
12 22 (1.34%) Virtual Team
13 20 (1.22%) Market Risk
14 18 (1.10%) Social Media
15 16 (0.97%) Smart City
16 15 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
17 14 (0.85%) FMCG
17 14 (0.85%) SWIFT
18 13 (0.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
19 12 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 106 (6.45%) Windows
2 59 (3.59%) Linux
3 41 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 32 (1.95%) Unix
5 20 (1.22%) Windows 7
6 19 (1.16%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (0.49%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.30%) Solaris
11 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.18%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.12%) Android
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.12%) VMS
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.061%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (16.56%) Business Analysis
3 196 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 174 (10.59%) Requirements Gathering
5 153 (9.31%) Data Analysis
6 124 (7.55%) User Stories
7 119 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
7 119 (7.24%) Change Management
8 115 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
9 112 (6.82%) Migration
10 107 (6.51%) Analytics
11 102 (6.21%) Risk Management
12 97 (5.90%) Workshop Facilitation
13 94 (5.72%) Asset Management
14 92 (5.60%) Scrum
15 90 (5.48%) Data Modelling
16 83 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
17 81 (4.93%) Investment Management
18 79 (4.81%) Cybersecurity
19 78 (4.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 304 (18.50%) SQL
2 162 (9.86%) Python
3 51 (3.10%) C++
4 42 (2.56%) Java
5 41 (2.50%) VBA
6 35 (2.13%) R
7 29 (1.77%) C#
8 25 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 20 (1.22%) C
10 15 (0.91%) T-SQL
11 12 (0.73%) JavaScript
11 12 (0.73%) VB
12 11 (0.67%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.49%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.43%) Go
14 7 (0.43%) Ruby
15 5 (0.30%) Ada
15 5 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 5 (0.30%) Perl
15 5 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 169 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 132 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 75 (4.56%) Degree
4 35 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.34%) ISEB
6 17 (1.03%) CISSP
7 14 (0.85%) CISM
8 11 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (0.55%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.43%) CIMA
11 7 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.37%) ACCA
12 6 (0.37%) CFA
12 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.30%) CISA
13 5 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.30%) MCSE
14 3 (0.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.38%) QA
2 60 (3.65%) Data Quality
3 32 (1.95%) GDPR
4 18 (1.10%) NIST
5 17 (1.03%) PMO
6 16 (0.97%) COREP
7 10 (0.61%) IFRS
7 10 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.49%) COBIT
8 8 (0.49%) PSD2
9 7 (0.43%) SLA
10 6 (0.37%) FINREP
10 6 (0.37%) MiFID
11 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 5 (0.30%) SEPA
12 4 (0.24%) EMIR
12 4 (0.24%) FATCA
12 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.24%) RMADS
13 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.18%) NFS
5 2 (0.12%) Docker
5 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.061%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.061%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (0.73%) SCCM
2 6 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.30%) EnCase
3 5 (0.30%) Grafana
3 5 (0.30%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (0.30%) SCOM
3 5 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.24%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.18%) CSIRT
5 3 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (0.18%) QRadar
5 3 (0.18%) vMotion
6 2 (0.12%) CASB
6 2 (0.12%) Control-M
6 2 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.12%) Nessus
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.061%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.061%) Puppet
Vendors
1 169 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 78 (4.75%) Oracle
3 55 (3.35%) SAP
4 50 (3.04%) Bloomberg
5 38 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (1.77%) ServiceNow
7 27 (1.64%) FactSet
7 27 (1.64%) Reuters
8 25 (1.52%) Murex
9 21 (1.28%) Splunk
10 20 (1.22%) Google
11 19 (1.16%) Cisco
12 18 (1.10%) HP
13 15 (0.91%) Informatica
13 15 (0.91%) VMware
14 14 (0.85%) Workday
15 13 (0.79%) Alteryx
16 12 (0.73%) IBM
16 12 (0.73%) Palo Alto
17 10 (0.61%) Citrix