Period
to 14 May 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 13 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 2,628 2,146 4,844
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 11.01% 10.33% 11.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.87% 11.05% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,871 1,579 3,525
10th Percentile £275 £190 £202
25th Percentile £363 £334 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £443 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.34% -1.67% +5.88%
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £606 £625
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 63 83
10th Percentile £14.13 £12.42 £12.76
25th Percentile £19.11 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £34.88 £25.15 £29.67
90th Percentile £42.75 £34.53 £43.35
England median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -

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 22,138 19,425 38,195
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 93.55% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,958 14,060 27,698
10th Percentile £338 £304 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £606 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 258 449
10th Percentile £15.98 £13.65 £12.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £17.31 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.85 £25.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +31.40% +21.95% +2.42%
75th Percentile £53.06 £45.75 £36.00
90th Percentile £66.50 £56.80 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.87 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +15.11% +2.70% +5.71%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -2 424 £475 +5.56% 81
West London -9 43 £475 +26.67% 20
South London +16 31 £475 +18.75% 6
East London -7 10 £450 +16.13% 15
North London +1 7 £320 +14.29% 3
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 969 (36.87%) Finance
2 716 (27.25%) Agile Software Development
3 670 (25.49%) SQL
4 652 (24.81%) Social Skills
5 460 (17.50%) Business Analysis
6 357 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
7 346 (13.17%) Banking
8 304 (11.57%) Requirements Gathering
9 295 (11.23%) Analytics
10 285 (10.84%) Data Analysis
11 284 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
12 278 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 278 (10.58%) Python
13 254 (9.67%) Microsoft
14 247 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
15 243 (9.25%) Azure
16 240 (9.13%) Microsoft Excel
17 234 (8.90%) User Stories
18 220 (8.37%) Front Office
19 210 (7.99%) Migration
20 202 (7.69%) Change Management
21 193 (7.34%) JIRA
22 184 (7.00%) Degree
23 179 (6.81%) Project Management
24 172 (6.54%) Asset Management
25 171 (6.51%) Power Platform
26 169 (6.43%) Power BI
27 164 (6.24%) Security Cleared
28 159 (6.05%) Visualisation
28 159 (6.05%) 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
1 109 (4.15%) Confluence
2 80 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 34 (1.29%) SAS
4 17 (0.65%) Apache Spark
4 17 (0.65%) CMS
5 9 (0.34%) Apache
6 8 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (0.30%) IIS
6 8 (0.30%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.30%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.27%) ArcGIS
8 6 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
8 6 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.15%) JBoss
10 3 (0.11%) Anypoint
10 3 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.076%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.076%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 240 (9.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 77 (2.93%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.53%) SPSS
7 10 (0.38%) Stata
8 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Smart View
10 3 (0.11%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.038%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.038%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 20 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
1 20 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (0.72%) Markit EDM
3 13 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.46%) Eagle PACE
5 11 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.34%) thinkFolio
8 8 (0.30%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.23%) Aligne
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle FAH
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
11 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
11 5 (0.19%) Endur
11 5 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
11 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 243 (9.25%) Azure
2 171 (6.51%) Power Platform
3 113 (4.30%) Microsoft 365
4 110 (4.19%) AWS
5 50 (1.90%) GCP
6 32 (1.22%) SaaS
7 22 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (0.76%) Google Analytics
9 19 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
10 16 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (0.53%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.49%) Serverless
13 12 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
13 12 (0.46%) PaaS
13 12 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 10 (0.38%) Mimecast
15 9 (0.34%) Azure Functions
15 9 (0.34%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 9 (0.34%) GitHub
15 9 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.22%) Firewall
2 20 (0.76%) DNS
3 19 (0.72%) FTP
4 18 (0.68%) WAN
5 17 (0.65%) Internet
5 17 (0.65%) LAN
5 17 (0.65%) VPN
6 13 (0.49%) DHCP
7 12 (0.46%) HTTP
7 12 (0.46%) TCP/IP
8 11 (0.42%) Network Security
9 9 (0.34%) 5G
9 9 (0.34%) Skype
9 9 (0.34%) Wireless
10 7 (0.27%) VoIP
11 6 (0.23%) 2G
11 6 (0.23%) GSM
11 6 (0.23%) MVNO
11 6 (0.23%) Packet Switching
11 6 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (6.43%) Power BI
2 139 (5.29%) Tableau
3 111 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
4 105 (4.00%) SQL Server
5 49 (1.86%) Relational Database
6 35 (1.33%) Big Data
7 33 (1.26%) Data Lake
8 32 (1.22%) Qlik Sense
9 28 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (1.03%) Data Mining
10 27 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
12 23 (0.88%) QlikView
13 21 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
14 20 (0.76%) BigQuery
15 18 (0.68%) GIS
16 15 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
16 15 (0.57%) Hadoop
16 15 (0.57%) Tableau Desktop
17 14 (0.53%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 193 (7.34%) JIRA
2 33 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 28 (1.07%) Selenium
4 27 (1.03%) Cucumber
5 19 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (0.61%) Eclipse
7 11 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.30%) JMeter
9 8 (0.30%) Postman
10 7 (0.27%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.23%) Appium
11 6 (0.23%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.23%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.15%) ERwin
12 4 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.11%) Hudson
13 3 (0.11%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.11%) Toad
General
1 969 (36.87%) Finance
2 652 (24.81%) Social Skills
3 357 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
4 346 (13.17%) Banking
5 220 (8.37%) Front Office
6 118 (4.49%) Investment Banking
7 115 (4.38%) Public Sector
8 101 (3.84%) Retail
9 85 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
10 76 (2.89%) Marketing
11 68 (2.59%) Back Office
12 66 (2.51%) Legal
13 44 (1.67%) Documentation Skills
13 44 (1.67%) Telecoms
14 37 (1.41%) Financial Institution
15 35 (1.33%) Law
16 34 (1.29%) Manufacturing
16 34 (1.29%) Organisational Skills
17 27 (1.03%) Influencing Skills
18 26 (0.99%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (1.98%) .NET
2 40 (1.52%) XML
3 32 (1.22%) JSON
4 19 (0.72%) HTML
4 19 (0.72%) Middleware
5 18 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
6 16 (0.61%) Gherkin
7 15 (0.57%) Web Services
8 14 (0.53%) RESTful
9 12 (0.46%) REST
10 11 (0.42%) AngularJS
10 11 (0.42%) Pandas
11 10 (0.38%) NumPy
11 10 (0.38%) pytest
11 10 (0.38%) React
12 9 (0.34%) LDAP
13 8 (0.30%) Swagger
14 7 (0.27%) CSS
14 7 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
15 6 (0.23%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 118 (4.49%) Derivative
2 93 (3.54%) Equities
3 82 (3.12%) User Experience
4 74 (2.82%) Hedge funds
5 68 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 68 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 63 (2.40%) Equity Derivative
7 62 (2.36%) Fixed Income
8 53 (2.02%) Reference Data
9 51 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
10 44 (1.67%) NHS
11 42 (1.60%) Reinsurance
12 37 (1.41%) Market Risk
13 34 (1.29%) Credit Risk
14 30 (1.14%) Tandem
15 29 (1.10%) Data Structures
16 20 (0.76%) Social Media
16 20 (0.76%) Virtual Team
17 18 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
18 16 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 142 (5.40%) Windows
2 61 (2.32%) Linux
3 58 (2.21%) Windows 10
4 53 (2.02%) Unix
5 18 (0.68%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (0.61%) Windows 7
7 16 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.46%) Mac OS
10 11 (0.42%) Android
11 8 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.076%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.038%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.038%) Solaris
16 1 (0.038%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 716 (27.25%) Agile Software Development
2 460 (17.50%) Business Analysis
3 304 (11.57%) Requirements Gathering
4 295 (11.23%) Analytics
5 285 (10.84%) Data Analysis
6 284 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
7 278 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 247 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
9 234 (8.90%) User Stories
10 210 (7.99%) Migration
11 202 (7.69%) Change Management
12 179 (6.81%) Project Management
13 172 (6.54%) Asset Management
14 159 (6.05%) Data Modelling
14 159 (6.05%) Visualisation
15 153 (5.82%) Scrum
16 147 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
17 137 (5.21%) DevOps
18 134 (5.10%) Investment Management
19 117 (4.45%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 670 (25.49%) SQL
2 278 (10.58%) Python
3 72 (2.74%) JavaScript
4 69 (2.63%) Java
5 62 (2.36%) C#
6 56 (2.13%) R
7 37 (1.41%) VBA
8 34 (1.29%) T-SQL
9 33 (1.26%) C++
10 32 (1.22%) C
11 31 (1.18%) PowerShell
12 18 (0.68%) PL/SQL
13 13 (0.49%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.42%) VB
15 8 (0.30%) Perl
15 8 (0.30%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 5 (0.19%) Scala
18 3 (0.11%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 184 (7.00%) Degree
2 164 (6.24%) Security Cleared
3 123 (4.68%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 37 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (0.95%) ISEB
7 23 (0.88%) PhD
8 21 (0.80%) CISSP
9 18 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (0.61%) CISM
11 13 (0.49%) ISTQB
12 12 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
13 9 (0.34%) ACCA
13 9 (0.34%) CIMA
13 9 (0.34%) GIAC
13 9 (0.34%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.30%) FFIEC
15 7 (0.27%) CRISC
15 7 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (4.53%) QA
2 103 (3.92%) Data Quality
3 58 (2.21%) PMO
4 42 (1.60%) GDPR
5 31 (1.18%) SLA
6 29 (1.10%) IFRS
7 28 (1.07%) NIST
8 27 (1.03%) MiFID
9 12 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (0.42%) COBIT
11 10 (0.38%) FATCA
11 10 (0.38%) IFRS 9
12 9 (0.34%) PCI DSS
13 8 (0.30%) EMIR
14 7 (0.27%) COREP
15 6 (0.23%) GRC
15 6 (0.23%) ISO 20022
15 6 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.19%) Basel III
16 5 (0.19%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 87 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.34%) XenApp
4 8 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.11%) Docker
8 2 (0.076%) HDFS
8 2 (0.076%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.076%) Snort
8 2 (0.076%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.038%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.038%) Firmware
9 1 (0.038%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.038%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.038%) NFS
9 1 (0.038%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.038%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (1.03%) SCCM
2 18 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (0.27%) SCOM
5 6 (0.23%) CASB
6 5 (0.19%) Control-M
6 5 (0.19%) Terraform
7 4 (0.15%) Ansible
7 4 (0.15%) EnCase
7 4 (0.15%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.15%) RSA Archer
7 4 (0.15%) SCSM
8 3 (0.11%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.11%) Nexpose
8 3 (0.11%) PaperCut
9 2 (0.076%) FTK
9 2 (0.076%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.076%) QRadar
9 2 (0.076%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 254 (9.67%) Microsoft
2 126 (4.79%) Oracle
3 103 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
4 82 (3.12%) SAP
5 56 (2.13%) Google
6 46 (1.75%) ServiceNow
7 37 (1.41%) Adobe
8 34 (1.29%) Citrix
9 31 (1.18%) Bloomberg
10 28 (1.07%) HP
10 28 (1.07%) VMware
11 27 (1.03%) Databricks
12 25 (0.95%) Murex
12 25 (0.95%) Splunk
13 24 (0.91%) Cisco
14 21 (0.80%) Informatica
15 17 (0.65%) Charles River
16 16 (0.61%) Workday
17 12 (0.46%) Alteryx
17 12 (0.46%) IBM