Period
to 10 July 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 10 July 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1,785 4,809 6,089
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 10.18% 11.59% 13.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.90% 12.30% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,286 3,480 4,362
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -2.02%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £210
90th Percentile £610 £601 £625
England median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 91 130
Median hourly rate £21.93 £20.50 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -4.09% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.38 £43.75 £45.83
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.45 £15.25
% change year-on-year +10.07% +1.28% -1.61%

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 16,376 39,109 44,033
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 94.26% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,256 27,970 31,839
Median daily rate £510 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 520 665
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% -
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.50 £13.13
90th Percentile £54.60 £55.05 £50.50
Median hourly rate £22.67 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +13.36% +6.95% -

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 10 July 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 +4 445 £450 +1.69% 43
West London -1 79 £298 -21.71% 3
South London +3 55 £425 +6.25% 6
East London +13 25 £375 +7.14% 7
North London +8 8 £343 +7.45% 4
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 558 (31.26%) Finance
2 405 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
3 332 (18.60%) SQL
4 274 (15.35%) Business Analysis
5 247 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
6 219 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 219 (12.27%) Microsoft
7 217 (12.16%) Microsoft Excel
8 210 (11.76%) Banking
9 189 (10.59%) Security Cleared
10 182 (10.20%) Windows
11 169 (9.47%) Requirements Gathering
12 163 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
13 158 (8.85%) SC Cleared
14 145 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
15 137 (7.68%) Analytics
16 136 (7.62%) User Acceptance Testing
17 130 (7.28%) Change Management
18 127 (7.11%) Data Analysis
19 123 (6.89%) User Stories
20 118 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
21 117 (6.55%) Active Directory
22 114 (6.39%) JIRA
23 112 (6.27%) Front Office
24 109 (6.11%) Migration
25 105 (5.88%) Python
26 103 (5.77%) Public Sector
27 102 (5.71%) Scrum
27 102 (5.71%) ITIL
28 101 (5.66%) QA

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 52 (2.91%) Confluence
2 37 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 17 (0.95%) SAS
5 12 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (0.62%) CMS
7 8 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.39%) Apache
8 7 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.22%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.17%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.11%) IIS
12 2 (0.11%) JBoss
12 2 (0.11%) nginx
12 2 (0.11%) OnBase
Applications
1 217 (12.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 118 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
3 60 (3.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.56%) SPSS
6 8 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.22%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.056%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.67%) Markit EDM
2 12 (0.67%) Misys Midas
2 12 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.45%) PolarLake
5 7 (0.39%) Front Arena
5 7 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
5 7 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.34%) Endur
6 6 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 6 (0.34%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.34%) Workday HCM
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 89 (4.99%) Azure
2 83 (4.65%) Power Platform
3 81 (4.54%) Office 365
4 49 (2.75%) AWS
5 28 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (1.01%) Google Analytics
7 15 (0.84%) GCP
8 14 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.56%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.56%) OneDrive
9 10 (0.56%) SaaS
10 8 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.34%) PaaS
11 6 (0.34%) Veeva
12 5 (0.28%) IaaS
13 4 (0.22%) GitHub
13 4 (0.22%) Google Sheets
13 4 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
14 3 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
14 3 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.51%) Firewall
2 20 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.01%) VPN
4 14 (0.78%) Internet
4 14 (0.78%) VoIP
5 13 (0.73%) LAN
6 12 (0.67%) Skype
7 11 (0.62%) DNS
7 11 (0.62%) Unified Communications
8 10 (0.56%) WAN
9 9 (0.50%) DHCP
9 9 (0.50%) VLAN
10 8 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (0.39%) FTP
11 7 (0.39%) HTTP
11 7 (0.39%) Network Security
11 7 (0.39%) SAN
12 6 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (4.54%) Power BI
2 71 (3.98%) SQL Server
3 67 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.34%) Big Data
6 24 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (1.23%) QlikView
8 20 (1.12%) Data Mining
9 19 (1.06%) BigQuery
10 18 (1.01%) MySQL
11 17 (0.95%) Data Lake
12 12 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (0.56%) MS Access
14 9 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.39%) Essbase
16 7 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
16 7 (0.39%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 114 (6.39%) JIRA
2 41 (2.30%) Selenium
3 23 (1.29%) Cucumber
4 18 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.95%) Eclipse
6 16 (0.90%) JMeter
7 14 (0.78%) Git (software)
8 8 (0.45%) JUnit
8 8 (0.45%) Katalon Studio
9 7 (0.39%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.39%) LoadRunner
9 7 (0.39%) Maven
9 7 (0.39%) Postman
10 6 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.34%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.28%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.28%) WebLogic Workshop
12 4 (0.22%) ClearCase
12 4 (0.22%) Rational Rose
General
1 558 (31.26%) Finance
2 210 (11.76%) Banking
3 112 (6.27%) Front Office
4 103 (5.77%) Public Sector
5 66 (3.70%) Marketing
6 52 (2.91%) Investment Banking
7 47 (2.63%) Retail
8 43 (2.41%) Legal
9 40 (2.24%) Back Office
10 26 (1.46%) Telecoms
11 25 (1.40%) Law
12 22 (1.23%) Billing
13 19 (1.06%) Financial Institution
14 18 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.90%) Local Government
16 14 (0.78%) Retail Banking
17 13 (0.73%) German Language
18 12 (0.67%) French Language
18 12 (0.67%) General Ledger
19 10 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.07%) .NET
2 31 (1.74%) Web Services
3 29 (1.62%) REST
4 26 (1.46%) XML
5 25 (1.40%) FIX Protocol
6 16 (0.90%) HTML
7 15 (0.84%) EDI
8 14 (0.78%) JSON
9 11 (0.62%) Gherkin
10 10 (0.56%) Middleware
11 8 (0.45%) AngularJS
11 8 (0.45%) HTML5
11 8 (0.45%) J2EE
11 8 (0.45%) SOAP
11 8 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (0.39%) LDAP
12 7 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (0.34%) CSS
13 6 (0.34%) Java EE
14 5 (0.28%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 247 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (3.59%) Derivative
2 64 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 56 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 49 (2.75%) Fixed Income
4 49 (2.75%) User Experience
5 42 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (1.90%) NHS
7 24 (1.34%) Credit Risk
8 22 (1.23%) Market Risk
9 21 (1.18%) Equities
9 21 (1.18%) Hedge funds
10 20 (1.12%) Virtual Team
11 16 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (0.90%) Reference Data
12 15 (0.84%) OTC Derivatives
13 12 (0.67%) SWIFT
13 12 (0.67%) Taxonomies
14 11 (0.62%) Reinsurance
15 10 (0.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 182 (10.20%) Windows
2 75 (4.20%) Windows 10
3 69 (3.87%) Linux
4 37 (2.07%) Windows 7
5 33 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 28 (1.57%) Unix
7 27 (1.51%) Apple iOS
8 20 (1.12%) Android
9 16 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.056%) CentOS
14 1 (0.056%) VMS
14 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (15.35%) Business Analysis
3 219 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 169 (9.47%) Requirements Gathering
5 163 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
6 145 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
7 137 (7.68%) Analytics
8 136 (7.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 130 (7.28%) Change Management
10 127 (7.11%) Data Analysis
11 123 (6.89%) User Stories
12 109 (6.11%) Migration
13 102 (5.71%) ITIL
13 102 (5.71%) Scrum
14 85 (4.76%) Data Modelling
15 82 (4.59%) Project Delivery
16 81 (4.54%) Test Automation
17 78 (4.37%) Project Management
18 77 (4.31%) Asset Management
19 74 (4.15%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 332 (18.60%) SQL
2 105 (5.88%) Python
3 69 (3.87%) Java
4 45 (2.52%) VBA
5 40 (2.24%) R
6 34 (1.90%) C#
7 29 (1.62%) C++
8 21 (1.18%) C
9 18 (1.01%) PowerShell
10 17 (0.95%) T-SQL
11 12 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.50%) JavaScript
13 9 (0.50%) Perl
14 7 (0.39%) MATLAB
14 7 (0.39%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.28%) VB
16 4 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 3 (0.17%) PHP
17 3 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 189 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 158 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 100 (5.60%) Degree
4 31 (1.74%) DV Cleared
5 30 (1.68%) ISEB
6 21 (1.18%) CISSP
7 15 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (0.62%) CIMA
8 11 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.56%) ACCA
9 10 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
9 10 (0.56%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.39%) A+ Certification
10 7 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.34%) CISM
11 6 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.28%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.66%) QA
2 61 (3.42%) Data Quality
3 37 (2.07%) GDPR
4 34 (1.90%) SLA
5 30 (1.68%) PMO
6 19 (1.06%) Solvency II
7 15 (0.84%) IFRS
8 14 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.73%) NIST
10 9 (0.50%) MiFID
11 8 (0.45%) Basel III
11 8 (0.45%) WCAG
12 7 (0.39%) Basel II
12 7 (0.39%) CRD IV
13 6 (0.34%) COBIT
13 6 (0.34%) PSD2
13 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.28%) NCSC
14 5 (0.28%) SEPA
15 4 (0.22%) EMIR
System Software
1 117 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (0.56%) Docker
5 6 (0.34%) XenApp
6 4 (0.22%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.056%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.056%) Samba
9 1 (0.056%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.056%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.056%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.056%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (1.40%) SCCM
2 11 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (0.56%) vMotion
4 9 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.39%) Ansible
6 6 (0.34%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.17%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.17%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.17%) EnCase
8 3 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.17%) SCOM
8 3 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.11%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 2 (0.11%) FTK
9 2 (0.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 219 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 92 (5.15%) Oracle
3 59 (3.31%) Tableau
4 57 (3.19%) SAP
5 49 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
6 44 (2.46%) ServiceNow
7 39 (2.18%) Splunk
8 35 (1.96%) Bloomberg
9 34 (1.90%) Google
10 30 (1.68%) VMware
11 27 (1.51%) Citrix
12 22 (1.23%) Cisco
12 22 (1.23%) Remedy
13 20 (1.12%) HP
14 18 (1.01%) Murex
15 14 (0.78%) IBM
16 13 (0.73%) Qualys
17 12 (0.67%) Alteryx
17 12 (0.67%) Apple
17 12 (0.67%) Workday