Period
to 17 August 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 4,703 5,868 6,536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.75% 12.79% 15.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.49% 13.50% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,356 4,164 4,663
London median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £207 £200 £255
90th Percentile £595 £625 £625
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 115 117
London median hourly rate £20.89 £20.50 £18.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +8.35% +15.90%
10th Percentile £12.66 £13.05 £12.15
90th Percentile £41.95 £34.84 £41.50
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.30 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.31% -1.29% +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 37,659 43,460 40,631
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.11% 94.73% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,969 31,370 28,988
London median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 629 497
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.66% +11.58%
10th Percentile £12.33 £13.10 £12.51
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.51 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.08% +0.03% -2.63%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -4 975 £450 +2.86% 155
West London -1 237 £378 +0.67% 89
South London +13 130 £400 +6.67% 31
East London -9 65 £350 -17.65% 35
North London -9 17 £275 -24.14% 2
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1,473 (31.32%) Finance
2 1,079 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
3 749 (15.93%) SQL
4 730 (15.52%) Business Analysis
5 632 (13.44%) Microsoft
6 615 (13.08%) Windows
7 608 (12.93%) Banking
8 569 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 562 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
10 450 (9.57%) Microsoft Excel
11 415 (8.82%) Active Directory
12 384 (8.17%) Analytics
13 383 (8.14%) User Stories
14 379 (8.06%) Data Analysis
15 368 (7.82%) Migration
16 357 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
17 355 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
18 351 (7.46%) ITIL
19 349 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
20 333 (7.08%) Office 365
21 328 (6.97%) JIRA
22 305 (6.49%) Scrum
23 285 (6.06%) Project Management
24 259 (5.51%) Windows 10
25 256 (5.44%) Degree
26 253 (5.38%) Retail
27 251 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing
28 233 (4.95%) Data Modelling
29 230 (4.89%) Python
30 229 (4.87%) CRM

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
1 167 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 162 (3.44%) Confluence
3 88 (1.87%) SAS
4 72 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 44 (0.94%) CMS
6 40 (0.85%) Skype for Business
7 19 (0.40%) WebSphere
8 17 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (0.36%) IIS
9 12 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 11 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.19%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.17%) Apache
13 8 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.11%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.11%) nginx
14 5 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 450 (9.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 355 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
3 136 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 94 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 63 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
6 32 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.21%) SPSS
8 7 (0.15%) Stata
9 4 (0.085%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.085%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.085%) Weka
10 3 (0.064%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 2 (0.043%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.043%) Shockwave
12 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.021%) EViews
12 1 (0.021%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 90 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 20 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
6 15 (0.32%) Markit EDM
7 14 (0.30%) Endur
7 14 (0.30%) Temenos T24
8 13 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 13 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 12 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
9 12 (0.26%) SAP BPC
10 11 (0.23%) Actimize
10 11 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
10 11 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
11 10 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
12 9 (0.19%) NetSuite
12 9 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
12 9 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
12 9 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 333 (7.08%) Office 365
2 207 (4.40%) Power Platform
3 205 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 130 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
5 65 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
6 52 (1.11%) Google Sheets
7 45 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
7 45 (0.96%) Google Analytics
8 42 (0.89%) SaaS
9 40 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (0.66%) OneDrive
11 28 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
12 23 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
13 20 (0.43%) Amazon S3
14 18 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 14 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
15 14 (0.30%) IaaS
15 14 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 12 (0.26%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 91 (1.93%) Firewall
2 63 (1.34%) DNS
3 53 (1.13%) Skype
4 51 (1.08%) LAN
5 49 (1.04%) VPN
5 49 (1.04%) WAN
6 48 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 47 (1.00%) DHCP
8 38 (0.81%) Internet
9 25 (0.53%) FTP
10 24 (0.51%) Wireless
11 22 (0.47%) Network Security
12 20 (0.43%) Intranet
12 20 (0.43%) VoIP
13 19 (0.40%) HTTP
14 17 (0.36%) MPLS
14 17 (0.36%) SAN
15 15 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
15 15 (0.32%) SSL
16 14 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 200 (4.25%) Power BI
3 158 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
4 80 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 74 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 70 (1.49%) Big Data
7 61 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 53 (1.13%) QlikView
9 40 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 34 (0.72%) MS Access
11 30 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
12 28 (0.60%) MySQL
13 25 (0.53%) Oracle Database
14 24 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (0.45%) Hadoop
16 20 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
16 20 (0.43%) Looker
16 20 (0.43%) RDBMS
17 18 (0.38%) Data Lake
18 17 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 328 (6.97%) JIRA
2 82 (1.74%) Selenium
3 53 (1.13%) Cucumber
4 43 (0.91%) Jenkins
5 30 (0.64%) SoapUI
6 27 (0.57%) Git (software)
7 26 (0.55%) JMeter
7 26 (0.55%) WebDriver
8 25 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
9 23 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (0.45%) SpecFlow
10 21 (0.45%) Visual Studio
11 20 (0.43%) Rational Rose
12 16 (0.34%) Eclipse
13 11 (0.23%) JUnit
14 10 (0.21%) Appium
14 10 (0.21%) Hudson
15 8 (0.17%) Maven
15 8 (0.17%) TeamCity
16 7 (0.15%) LoadRunner
General
1 1,473 (31.32%) Finance
2 608 (12.93%) Banking
3 253 (5.38%) Retail
4 187 (3.98%) Front Office
5 149 (3.17%) Marketing
6 147 (3.13%) Investment Banking
7 144 (3.06%) Legal
8 118 (2.51%) Law
9 87 (1.85%) Financial Institution
10 76 (1.62%) Telecoms
11 74 (1.57%) Back Office
12 73 (1.55%) Retail Banking
13 69 (1.47%) Advertising
14 39 (0.83%) Publishing
15 38 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
16 32 (0.68%) General Ledger
17 25 (0.53%) Billing
17 25 (0.53%) Private Banking
18 24 (0.51%) Manufacturing
19 23 (0.49%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (1.74%) XML
2 74 (1.57%) .NET
3 67 (1.42%) Web Services
4 51 (1.08%) JSON
5 49 (1.04%) REST
6 48 (1.02%) HTML
7 45 (0.96%) SOAP
8 32 (0.68%) Middleware
9 25 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
9 25 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
10 23 (0.49%) Gherkin
11 22 (0.47%) CSS
11 22 (0.47%) RESTful
12 19 (0.40%) Spring
13 14 (0.30%) jQuery
13 14 (0.30%) TIBCO EMS
14 12 (0.26%) .NET Framework
14 12 (0.26%) SAML
15 11 (0.23%) XSD
16 10 (0.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 562 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
2 183 (3.89%) Management Information System
3 147 (3.13%) User Experience
4 127 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 110 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 89 (1.89%) Derivative
7 86 (1.83%) Fixed Income
8 80 (1.70%) Equities
9 77 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
10 66 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
11 59 (1.25%) NHS
12 56 (1.19%) Data Structures
13 49 (1.04%) Data Centre
14 48 (1.02%) Mobile App
15 47 (1.00%) SWIFT
16 46 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
17 34 (0.72%) Blackberry
18 32 (0.68%) Credit Risk
19 30 (0.64%) FMCG
19 30 (0.64%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 615 (13.08%) Windows
2 259 (5.51%) Windows 10
3 200 (4.25%) Windows 7
4 139 (2.96%) Linux
5 123 (2.62%) Windows Server
6 120 (2.55%) Unix
7 62 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (1.25%) Android
9 38 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 33 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (0.38%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.28%) Solaris
12 13 (0.28%) Windows XP
13 12 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.11%) AIX
16 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.085%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,079 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
2 730 (15.52%) Business Analysis
3 569 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 384 (8.17%) Analytics
5 383 (8.14%) User Stories
6 379 (8.06%) Data Analysis
7 368 (7.82%) Migration
8 357 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
9 351 (7.46%) ITIL
10 349 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
11 305 (6.49%) Scrum
12 285 (6.06%) Project Management
13 251 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing
14 233 (4.95%) Data Modelling
15 229 (4.87%) CRM
16 217 (4.61%) Asset Management
17 202 (4.30%) Change Management
18 198 (4.21%) E-Commerce
19 191 (4.06%) Test Automation
20 188 (4.00%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 749 (15.93%) SQL
2 230 (4.89%) Python
3 134 (2.85%) Java
4 106 (2.25%) PowerShell
5 94 (2.00%) JavaScript
6 82 (1.74%) C#
7 73 (1.55%) R
8 50 (1.06%) VBA
9 44 (0.94%) C
10 37 (0.79%) C++
11 33 (0.70%) T-SQL
12 27 (0.57%) VB
13 20 (0.43%) Perl
13 20 (0.43%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.30%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.19%) MATLAB
15 9 (0.19%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.19%) VBScript
16 8 (0.17%) PHP
17 7 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 256 (5.44%) Degree
2 210 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 149 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 59 (1.25%) CISSP
4 59 (1.25%) ISEB
5 56 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 37 (0.79%) ISTQB
7 32 (0.68%) CISM
8 27 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 23 (0.49%) CISA
10 22 (0.47%) ACCA
10 22 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (0.43%) CIMA
12 19 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (0.36%) IIBA
13 17 (0.36%) PMI Certification
14 16 (0.34%) FFIEC
14 16 (0.34%) PMP
15 14 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (4.55%) QA
2 116 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 108 (2.30%) PMO
4 69 (1.47%) GDPR
5 68 (1.45%) SLA
6 49 (1.04%) MiFID
7 43 (0.91%) PSD2
8 32 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 26 (0.55%) SEPA
10 25 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 22 (0.47%) IFRS
12 18 (0.38%) EMIR
13 17 (0.36%) Solvency II
14 16 (0.34%) NIST
15 12 (0.26%) PCI DSS
16 10 (0.21%) GxP
17 8 (0.17%) Basel III
18 7 (0.15%) COBIT
18 7 (0.15%) ISO 9001
18 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 415 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 59 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
4 23 (0.49%) vSphere
5 22 (0.47%) XenApp
6 20 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 19 (0.40%) Docker
8 18 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
9 15 (0.32%) Hyper-V
10 13 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.23%) BitLocker
12 10 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (0.11%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.064%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.064%) Varnish
16 2 (0.043%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.043%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.043%) ProxySG
16 2 (0.043%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 122 (2.59%) SCCM
2 26 (0.55%) AirWatch
3 20 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
4 16 (0.34%) Control-M
5 15 (0.32%) Nessus
6 14 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (0.21%) WSUS
9 9 (0.19%) HP ALM
9 9 (0.19%) Kibana
9 9 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (0.19%) NetBackup
10 8 (0.17%) vMotion
11 7 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.13%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.13%) QRadar
12 6 (0.13%) SafeCom
13 5 (0.11%) Kubernetes
13 5 (0.11%) SELinux
Vendors
1 632 (13.44%) Microsoft
2 192 (4.08%) Oracle
3 187 (3.98%) SAP
4 177 (3.76%) Tableau
5 171 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
6 143 (3.04%) Google
7 141 (3.00%) ServiceNow
8 126 (2.68%) Citrix
9 96 (2.04%) VMware
10 78 (1.66%) Cisco
11 74 (1.57%) Adobe
12 41 (0.87%) Bloomberg
13 40 (0.85%) HP
14 39 (0.83%) Splunk
15 38 (0.81%) Sony
16 37 (0.79%) IBM
17 35 (0.74%) Apple
17 35 (0.74%) Ivanti
18 30 (0.64%) Workday
19 27 (0.57%) Charles River