Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 6,864 6,285 7,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.62% 15.21% 17.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.43% 16.02% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,894 4,519 5,509
London median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £229
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 137 219
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.06 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.74% +16.52% -6.06%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.85 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £33.75 £25.50
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +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 44,494 39,222 41,710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.92% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,420 27,936 29,570
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 565 642
London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +13.16% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.89 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.57 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 -3 1,352 £445 -0.84% 241
West London -2 311 £400 +12.68% 123
South London -9 170 £395 +2.93% 29
East London +2 144 £448 +15.48% 29
North London +2 44 £300 -20.00% 16
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 2,182 (31.79%) Finance
2 1,427 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
3 1,269 (18.49%) SQL
4 1,217 (17.73%) Banking
5 1,199 (17.47%) Business Analysis
6 877 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 814 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
8 753 (10.97%) Microsoft
9 699 (10.18%) Windows
10 646 (9.41%) Microsoft Excel
11 527 (7.68%) Analytics
12 508 (7.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 505 (7.36%) Project Management
14 481 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
15 479 (6.98%) Data Analysis
16 470 (6.85%) Active Directory
17 467 (6.80%) Front Office
18 464 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
19 436 (6.35%) ITIL
20 425 (6.19%) User Stories
21 421 (6.13%) Degree
22 404 (5.89%) Scrum
23 400 (5.83%) Migration
24 394 (5.74%) JIRA
25 393 (5.73%) Retail
26 382 (5.57%) Change Management
27 379 (5.52%) QA
28 374 (5.45%) Investment Banking
28 374 (5.45%) Asset Management
29 366 (5.33%) Security Cleared

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
1 184 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 123 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 119 (1.73%) Confluence
4 111 (1.62%) SAS
5 73 (1.06%) CMS
6 36 (0.52%) Skype for Business
7 31 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 29 (0.42%) Apache Spark
8 29 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 23 (0.34%) IIS
10 22 (0.32%) JBoss
11 20 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 20 (0.29%) Apache
12 19 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
13 15 (0.22%) MQSeries
14 14 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
14 14 (0.20%) Tomcat
15 13 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 646 (9.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 481 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
3 241 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 198 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 102 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
6 63 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.22%) SPSS
9 8 (0.12%) Stata
10 5 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.058%) InDesign
12 3 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.044%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.044%) Mingle
12 3 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.044%) Vectorworks
13 2 (0.029%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.029%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
13 2 (0.029%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 115 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.87%) thinkFolio
3 51 (0.74%) Markit EDM
4 39 (0.57%) Elite 3E
4 39 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 35 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 35 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 30 (0.44%) Temenos T24
7 25 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
8 24 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
9 23 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
10 22 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 22 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
11 20 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
12 18 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
13 17 (0.25%) NetSuite
13 17 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
14 16 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
15 15 (0.22%) RMDS
16 14 (0.20%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 230 (3.35%) Office 365
2 97 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 92 (1.34%) Google Analytics
5 51 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
6 42 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
7 40 (0.58%) SaaS
8 34 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 19 (0.28%) IaaS
11 17 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 16 (0.23%) OneDrive
12 16 (0.23%) PaaS
13 15 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.16%) BrowserStack
15 10 (0.15%) GitHub
15 10 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
15 10 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
16 9 (0.13%) BlazeMeter
16 9 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 115 (1.68%) Firewall
2 103 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 88 (1.28%) Internet
4 85 (1.24%) WAN
5 80 (1.17%) LAN
6 70 (1.02%) VPN
7 65 (0.95%) DNS
8 52 (0.76%) DHCP
9 51 (0.74%) SMS
10 50 (0.73%) Network Security
11 44 (0.64%) Intranet
12 41 (0.60%) Skype
13 40 (0.58%) SSL
14 35 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
15 33 (0.48%) VoIP
15 33 (0.48%) Wireless
16 26 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
17 20 (0.29%) HTTP
18 18 (0.26%) FTP
18 18 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 208 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 121 (1.76%) Power BI
4 117 (1.70%) Big Data
5 116 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 98 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 90 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 82 (1.19%) Blockchain
9 76 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
10 70 (1.02%) QlikView
11 61 (0.89%) Hadoop
12 49 (0.71%) MS Access
13 47 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 42 (0.61%) Oracle Database
15 40 (0.58%) Data Mining
16 36 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
17 27 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
18 24 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
19 23 (0.34%) OLAP
19 23 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 394 (5.74%) JIRA
2 173 (2.52%) Selenium
3 101 (1.47%) Cucumber
4 65 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 51 (0.74%) WebDriver
6 42 (0.61%) SoapUI
7 41 (0.60%) Git (software)
7 41 (0.60%) JMeter
8 38 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 37 (0.54%) HP UFT
10 35 (0.51%) Visual Studio
11 28 (0.41%) Maven
12 27 (0.39%) SpecFlow
12 27 (0.39%) TeamCity
13 24 (0.35%) Zephyr
14 21 (0.31%) Appium
15 19 (0.28%) Eclipse
16 18 (0.26%) JUnit
16 18 (0.26%) Protractor
17 13 (0.19%) LoadRunner
General
1 2,182 (31.79%) Finance
2 1,217 (17.73%) Banking
3 467 (6.80%) Front Office
4 393 (5.73%) Retail
5 374 (5.45%) Investment Banking
6 299 (4.36%) Legal
7 220 (3.21%) Marketing
8 146 (2.13%) Law
9 138 (2.01%) Back Office
10 137 (2.00%) Retail Banking
11 89 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 89 (1.30%) Telecoms
12 80 (1.17%) Advertising
13 58 (0.84%) Billing
14 57 (0.83%) Manufacturing
15 54 (0.79%) Publishing
16 50 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
17 47 (0.68%) Private Banking
18 39 (0.57%) International Banking
19 36 (0.52%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (1.98%) XML
2 115 (1.68%) .NET
3 94 (1.37%) Web Services
4 88 (1.28%) HTML
5 54 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
6 52 (0.76%) REST
7 45 (0.66%) CSS
7 45 (0.66%) Gherkin
7 45 (0.66%) SOAP
8 36 (0.52%) Middleware
9 30 (0.44%) RESTful
10 29 (0.42%) AngularJS
11 27 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
12 26 (0.38%) Spring
13 25 (0.36%) J2EE
13 25 (0.36%) MDX
14 24 (0.35%) JSON
15 23 (0.34%) FpML
16 20 (0.29%) Kafka
17 18 (0.26%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 814 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 250 (3.64%) Fixed Income
3 242 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 225 (3.28%) Derivative
5 206 (3.00%) User Experience
6 202 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 169 (2.46%) Equities
8 121 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 117 (1.70%) Credit Risk
10 102 (1.49%) Mobile App
11 94 (1.37%) Market Risk
12 87 (1.27%) NHS
13 77 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 72 (1.05%) Fintech
15 66 (0.96%) FMCG
16 65 (0.95%) Blackberry
16 65 (0.95%) SWIFT
17 63 (0.92%) Data Centre
18 57 (0.83%) iPhone
19 54 (0.79%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 699 (10.18%) Windows
2 233 (3.39%) Windows 7
3 215 (3.13%) Linux
4 209 (3.04%) Unix
5 184 (2.68%) Windows 10
6 130 (1.89%) Windows Server
7 78 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 77 (1.12%) Android
9 75 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 71 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 39 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 34 (0.50%) Windows 8
13 27 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (0.35%) Windows XP
16 18 (0.26%) Solaris
17 15 (0.22%) Mac OS
18 13 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
19 11 (0.16%) Windows 2000
20 9 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,427 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1,199 (17.47%) Business Analysis
3 877 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 527 (7.68%) Analytics
5 508 (7.40%) User Acceptance Testing
6 505 (7.36%) Project Management
7 479 (6.98%) Data Analysis
8 464 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
9 436 (6.35%) ITIL
10 425 (6.19%) User Stories
11 404 (5.89%) Scrum
12 400 (5.83%) Migration
13 382 (5.57%) Change Management
14 374 (5.45%) Asset Management
15 347 (5.06%) Test Automation
16 325 (4.73%) CRM
17 322 (4.69%) Data Modelling
18 282 (4.11%) Waterfall
19 277 (4.04%) SDLC
20 276 (4.02%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1,269 (18.49%) SQL
2 281 (4.09%) Java
3 234 (3.41%) Python
4 213 (3.10%) C#
5 198 (2.88%) VBA
6 124 (1.81%) JavaScript
7 123 (1.79%) C++
8 102 (1.49%) R
9 67 (0.98%) C
10 65 (0.95%) PowerShell
10 65 (0.95%) T-SQL
11 64 (0.93%) Perl
12 53 (0.77%) Bash Shell
13 45 (0.66%) VB
14 44 (0.64%) PL/SQL
15 41 (0.60%) MATLAB
16 40 (0.58%) PHP
17 36 (0.52%) Shell Script
18 25 (0.36%) Korn
19 24 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 421 (6.13%) Degree
2 366 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 234 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 168 (2.45%) ISEB
5 86 (1.25%) CISSP
6 77 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 77 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
7 67 (0.98%) DV Cleared
8 50 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 50 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 49 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
10 44 (0.64%) PMI Certification
11 40 (0.58%) CISM
12 38 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
13 36 (0.52%) PMP
14 32 (0.47%) CBAP
15 30 (0.44%) CEH
15 30 (0.44%) IIBA
15 30 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 26 (0.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 379 (5.52%) QA
2 328 (4.78%) GDPR
3 188 (2.74%) MiFID
4 163 (2.37%) Data Quality
5 159 (2.32%) PMO
6 114 (1.66%) SLA
7 78 (1.14%) EMIR
8 64 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 53 (0.77%) PCI DSS
10 37 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
11 36 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 32 (0.47%) ISO 9001
13 28 (0.41%) Solvency II
14 27 (0.39%) SEPA
15 26 (0.38%) COBIT
16 24 (0.35%) IFRS
16 24 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 21 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
18 19 (0.28%) IFRS 9
19 18 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 470 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 83 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (0.71%) XenApp
4 22 (0.32%) vSphere
5 20 (0.29%) Docker
6 19 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.22%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.12%) NFS
13 7 (0.10%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.073%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.044%) Snort
16 2 (0.029%) Firmware
16 2 (0.029%) ProxySG
16 2 (0.029%) Squid
Systems Management
1 120 (1.75%) SCCM
2 61 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
3 32 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 31 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
5 20 (0.29%) AirWatch
6 13 (0.19%) Control-M
6 13 (0.19%) Nagios
7 12 (0.17%) Nessus
7 12 (0.17%) QRadar
7 12 (0.17%) WSUS
8 9 (0.13%) vMotion
9 7 (0.10%) CSIRT
9 7 (0.10%) Puppet
10 6 (0.087%) CA Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.087%) Kibana
11 5 (0.073%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.073%) Nmap
11 5 (0.073%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.073%) TIBCO Hawk
12 4 (0.058%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 753 (10.97%) Microsoft
2 322 (4.69%) Oracle
3 203 (2.96%) Citrix
3 203 (2.96%) SAP
4 201 (2.93%) Tableau
5 182 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
6 146 (2.13%) Google
7 143 (2.08%) VMware
8 122 (1.78%) ServiceNow
9 114 (1.66%) Cisco
9 114 (1.66%) HP
10 106 (1.54%) Bloomberg
11 103 (1.50%) Adobe
12 81 (1.18%) Apple
13 78 (1.14%) Charles River
14 69 (1.01%) IBM
15 56 (0.82%) Cognos
16 52 (0.76%) Ivanti
17 50 (0.73%) iManage
17 50 (0.73%) Splunk