Period
to 12 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 3,938 5,763 7,229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.57% 12.25% 15.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.37% 12.92% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,803 4,048 5,116
London median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £196 £200 £228
90th Percentile £600 £613 £625
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 134 128
London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +11.44%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £34.31 £34.12 £46.65
England median hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.26% - +3.33%

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 31,826 44,604 45,178
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.55% 94.80% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,809 32,229 32,787
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
England median daily rate £463 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 603 556
London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.51 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.70% -1.07% +3.89%

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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 -2 831 £450 +5.88% 185
West London -1 185 £350 - 68
South London +18 136 £413 +3.13% 29
East London -5 65 £330 -28.01% 23
North London +7 22 £210 -17.65% 8
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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 1,192 (30.27%) Finance
2 811 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 706 (17.93%) SQL
4 578 (14.68%) Business Analysis
5 569 (14.45%) Microsoft
6 503 (12.77%) Windows
7 499 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
8 436 (11.07%) Banking
9 433 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 397 (10.08%) Microsoft Excel
11 365 (9.27%) Active Directory
12 355 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
13 334 (8.48%) Analytics
14 333 (8.46%) Microsoft Office
15 331 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
16 308 (7.82%) ITIL
17 305 (7.75%) Office 365
18 300 (7.62%) User Stories
18 300 (7.62%) Data Analysis
19 298 (7.57%) Migration
20 272 (6.91%) JIRA
21 261 (6.63%) Scrum
22 248 (6.30%) Degree
23 242 (6.15%) Project Management
24 235 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
25 230 (5.84%) Windows 10
26 224 (5.69%) Security Cleared
27 208 (5.28%) SQL Server
28 206 (5.23%) Python
29 195 (4.95%) Power Platform

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
1 163 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 129 (3.28%) Confluence
3 69 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 64 (1.63%) SAS
5 44 (1.12%) Skype for Business
6 30 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (0.53%) IIS
8 15 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 14 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (0.33%) CMS
11 12 (0.30%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.23%) IBM Notes
14 8 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.20%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.18%) Camunda
15 7 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 397 (10.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 333 (8.46%) Microsoft Office
3 114 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 102 (2.59%) MS Visio
5 42 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.13%) SPSS
9 4 (0.10%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 3 (0.076%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.051%) Snagit
11 2 (0.051%) Stata
12 1 (0.025%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.025%) Revit
12 1 (0.025%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 86 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.36%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 11 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
6 11 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.28%) thinkFolio
7 10 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
8 9 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
9 8 (0.20%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
11 6 (0.15%) Aligne
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
11 6 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 305 (7.75%) Office 365
2 195 (4.95%) Power Platform
3 183 (4.65%) Azure
4 121 (3.07%) AWS
5 65 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
6 50 (1.27%) GCP
7 37 (0.94%) SaaS
8 31 (0.79%) Google Analytics
9 28 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
10 23 (0.58%) OneDrive
11 18 (0.46%) PowerApps
12 17 (0.43%) Google Sheets
12 17 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
13 15 (0.38%) PaaS
14 14 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 13 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (0.30%) Amazon S3
16 12 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 11 (0.28%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 75 (1.90%) Firewall
2 53 (1.35%) LAN
3 52 (1.32%) Skype
4 50 (1.27%) DNS
4 50 (1.27%) WAN
5 48 (1.22%) VPN
6 47 (1.19%) DHCP
7 45 (1.14%) TCP/IP
8 39 (0.99%) Internet
9 25 (0.63%) FTP
9 25 (0.63%) Network Security
9 25 (0.63%) VoIP
10 23 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
11 21 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
12 19 (0.48%) MPLS
13 18 (0.46%) Unified Communications
14 16 (0.41%) Intranet
14 16 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (0.38%) HTTP
15 15 (0.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 194 (4.93%) Power BI
3 131 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (1.93%) Big Data
5 71 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 64 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 60 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 48 (1.22%) QlikView
9 34 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
10 33 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (0.69%) Data Mining
11 27 (0.69%) Hadoop
12 25 (0.63%) MongoDB
13 24 (0.61%) NoSQL
14 23 (0.58%) Oracle Database
15 21 (0.53%) MS Access
16 17 (0.43%) BigQuery
16 17 (0.43%) RDBMS
17 16 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
18 15 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 272 (6.91%) JIRA
2 51 (1.30%) Selenium
3 37 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (0.74%) Cucumber
5 28 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 26 (0.66%) Postman
7 24 (0.61%) Eclipse
8 23 (0.58%) JMeter
9 21 (0.53%) Git (software)
10 16 (0.41%) Visual Studio
11 15 (0.38%) Subversion
12 14 (0.36%) SoapUI
13 12 (0.30%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.30%) WebDriver
14 11 (0.28%) Maven
14 11 (0.28%) Toad
14 11 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
15 9 (0.23%) Rational Rose
16 8 (0.20%) Ant
17 7 (0.18%) JUnit
General
1 1,192 (30.27%) Finance
2 436 (11.07%) Banking
3 192 (4.88%) Public Sector
4 178 (4.52%) Retail
5 160 (4.06%) Front Office
6 120 (3.05%) Law
7 112 (2.84%) Investment Banking
8 107 (2.72%) Marketing
9 97 (2.46%) Legal
10 72 (1.83%) Telecoms
11 63 (1.60%) Advertising
11 63 (1.60%) Financial Institution
12 43 (1.09%) Back Office
12 43 (1.09%) Local Government
13 40 (1.02%) Publishing
14 32 (0.81%) Retail Banking
15 24 (0.61%) General Ledger
16 23 (0.58%) Manufacturing
17 20 (0.51%) Billing
18 16 (0.41%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (2.01%) XML
2 61 (1.55%) .NET
3 48 (1.22%) HTML
3 48 (1.22%) Web Services
4 47 (1.19%) JSON
5 27 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
6 25 (0.63%) REST
7 23 (0.58%) CSS
7 23 (0.58%) SOAP
8 22 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
9 17 (0.43%) RESTful
10 15 (0.38%) Gherkin
10 15 (0.38%) Middleware
11 12 (0.30%) AngularJS
11 12 (0.30%) Swagger
11 12 (0.30%) XSLT
12 10 (0.25%) .NET Framework
12 10 (0.25%) Spring
13 9 (0.23%) jQuery
13 9 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 499 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 95 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
4 87 (2.21%) Derivative
5 86 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 85 (2.16%) User Experience
7 73 (1.85%) Equities
8 69 (1.75%) NHS
9 63 (1.60%) Fixed Income
10 56 (1.42%) Blackberry
11 53 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
12 45 (1.14%) iPhone
13 38 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 35 (0.89%) SWIFT
15 33 (0.84%) Credit Risk
16 32 (0.81%) Data Centre
16 32 (0.81%) Hedge funds
17 31 (0.79%) Reference Data
18 27 (0.69%) Public Cloud
19 26 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 503 (12.77%) Windows
2 230 (5.84%) Windows 10
3 158 (4.01%) Windows 7
4 123 (3.12%) Linux
5 96 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 90 (2.29%) Unix
7 68 (1.73%) Android
8 54 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 24 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (0.53%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.25%) Solaris
16 9 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
17 8 (0.20%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.076%) AIX
18 3 (0.076%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 811 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 578 (14.68%) Business Analysis
3 433 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 355 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
5 334 (8.48%) Analytics
6 331 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
7 308 (7.82%) ITIL
8 300 (7.62%) Data Analysis
8 300 (7.62%) User Stories
9 298 (7.57%) Migration
10 261 (6.63%) Scrum
11 242 (6.15%) Project Management
12 235 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 177 (4.49%) CRM
14 173 (4.39%) Asset Management
14 173 (4.39%) Data Modelling
15 166 (4.22%) Change Management
16 145 (3.68%) Workshop Facilitation
17 139 (3.53%) Project Delivery
18 136 (3.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 706 (17.93%) SQL
2 206 (5.23%) Python
3 103 (2.62%) Java
4 83 (2.11%) R
5 65 (1.65%) PowerShell
6 64 (1.63%) JavaScript
7 52 (1.32%) C#
8 48 (1.22%) VBA
9 45 (1.14%) T-SQL
10 42 (1.07%) C
11 34 (0.86%) PL/SQL
12 30 (0.76%) C++
13 15 (0.38%) VB
14 12 (0.30%) Scala
15 10 (0.25%) Perl
16 9 (0.23%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.23%) Ruby
17 8 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 8 (0.20%) VBScript
17 8 (0.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 248 (6.30%) Degree
2 224 (5.69%) Security Cleared
3 173 (4.39%) SC Cleared
4 62 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
5 53 (1.35%) CISSP
6 48 (1.22%) ISEB
7 27 (0.69%) CISM
8 26 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 26 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (0.58%) ACCA
10 22 (0.56%) ISTQB
11 20 (0.51%) CIMA
11 20 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (0.48%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
13 18 (0.46%) MCP
14 17 (0.43%) CBAP
15 16 (0.41%) CISA
15 16 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 16 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (4.22%) QA
2 121 (3.07%) Data Quality
3 86 (2.18%) PMO
4 83 (2.11%) SLA
5 70 (1.78%) GDPR
6 41 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (0.81%) MiFID
8 30 (0.76%) NIST
9 25 (0.63%) IFRS
10 22 (0.56%) Solvency II
11 21 (0.53%) EMIR
12 17 (0.43%) SEPA
13 14 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.28%) COBIT
14 11 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 10 (0.25%) PCI DSS
15 10 (0.25%) PSD2
16 7 (0.18%) IFRS 9
16 7 (0.18%) ISO 9001
17 5 (0.13%) COREP
System Software
1 365 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 42 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.66%) XenApp
4 16 (0.41%) XenDesktop
5 15 (0.38%) vSphere
6 14 (0.36%) Docker
7 11 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.076%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.076%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.051%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.051%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.051%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.025%) OpenDJ
13 1 (0.025%) Xen
Systems Management
1 84 (2.13%) SCCM
2 23 (0.58%) AirWatch
2 23 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
4 18 (0.46%) Control-M
4 18 (0.46%) Nessus
5 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
6 11 (0.28%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.23%) SELinux
8 7 (0.18%) Kibana
9 6 (0.15%) WSUS
10 5 (0.13%) CSIRT
10 5 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (0.13%) SCOM
11 4 (0.10%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.10%) QRadar
11 4 (0.10%) SafeCom
11 4 (0.10%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 569 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 193 (4.90%) Oracle
3 137 (3.48%) SAP
4 131 (3.33%) Tableau
5 124 (3.15%) Citrix
6 117 (2.97%) Google
7 111 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
8 103 (2.62%) ServiceNow
9 90 (2.29%) Cisco
10 76 (1.93%) VMware
11 49 (1.24%) Splunk
12 45 (1.14%) Adobe
12 45 (1.14%) Apple
13 35 (0.89%) Bloomberg
13 35 (0.89%) Sony
14 34 (0.86%) Ivanti
15 32 (0.81%) Red Hat
16 28 (0.71%) IBM
17 27 (0.69%) Cognos
18 26 (0.66%) HP