Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 5,868 6,536 7,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.79% 15.30% 15.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.50% 16.09% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,164 4,663 5,116
London median daily rate £435 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £200 £255 £217
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
England median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 117 162
London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.92 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.35% +15.90% -6.71%
10th Percentile £13.05 £12.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £34.84 £41.50 £37.25
England median hourly rate £15.30 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -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 43,463 40,624 43,050
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 95.07% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,371 28,984 30,993
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 499 481
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.03 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.90% +10.68% -3.14%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.38
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.01% -2.63% +6.83%

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 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -1 1,206 £438 -2.78% 238
West London +4 307 £375 -6.25% 108
South London -14 150 £375 -11.76% 34
East London -5 109 £425 -5.56% 33
North London +1 28 £363 +3.57% 10
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1,806 (30.78%) Finance
2 1,287 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
3 1,061 (18.08%) SQL
4 927 (15.80%) Business Analysis
5 813 (13.85%) Banking
6 749 (12.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 743 (12.66%) Microsoft
8 704 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 680 (11.59%) Windows
10 491 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
11 474 (8.08%) Analytics
12 444 (7.57%) Active Directory
13 429 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
14 400 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
15 394 (6.71%) Data Analysis
16 388 (6.61%) Migration
17 387 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
18 382 (6.51%) User Stories
19 380 (6.48%) Project Management
20 365 (6.22%) Retail
21 357 (6.08%) Scrum
22 350 (5.96%) ITIL
23 345 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
24 334 (5.69%) Oracle
24 334 (5.69%) Degree
25 327 (5.57%) JIRA
25 327 (5.57%) Front Office
26 321 (5.47%) SQL Server
26 321 (5.47%) Asset Management
27 287 (4.89%) Office 365

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
1 192 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 162 (2.76%) Confluence
3 101 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 98 (1.67%) SAS
5 53 (0.90%) CMS
6 50 (0.85%) Skype for Business
7 32 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 32 (0.55%) IIS
8 24 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 20 (0.34%) Apache Spark
10 16 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 14 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.22%) JBoss
13 12 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (0.20%) WordPress
14 11 (0.19%) Apache
15 10 (0.17%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.14%) Tomcat
17 7 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 491 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 400 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
3 195 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 186 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.29%) SPSS
8 5 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.068%) CINEMA 4D
9 4 (0.068%) Gliffy
9 4 (0.068%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.051%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.051%) InVision
11 2 (0.034%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.034%) Stata
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.017%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 68 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.73%) Markit EDM
3 36 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 32 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 29 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 25 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
6 25 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 25 (0.43%) thinkFolio
7 24 (0.41%) NetSuite
8 20 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
9 18 (0.31%) Actimize
9 18 (0.31%) Endur
9 18 (0.31%) Temenos T24
10 17 (0.29%) Elite 3E
11 16 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
12 14 (0.24%) Bloomberg AIM
12 14 (0.24%) Eloqua
12 14 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
12 14 (0.24%) PolarLake
13 13 (0.22%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 287 (4.89%) Office 365
2 103 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
4 86 (1.47%) Google Analytics
5 51 (0.87%) SaaS
6 37 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
6 37 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 29 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
7 29 (0.49%) G Suite
8 20 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
9 19 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (0.32%) GitHub
10 18 (0.31%) Amazon S3
11 16 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
11 16 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
12 14 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 12 (0.20%) BrowserStack
13 12 (0.20%) Mimecast
14 9 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 9 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 116 (1.98%) Firewall
2 94 (1.60%) DNS
3 93 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 87 (1.48%) VPN
5 84 (1.43%) DHCP
6 79 (1.35%) LAN
7 78 (1.33%) WAN
8 62 (1.06%) Internet
8 62 (1.06%) Skype
9 48 (0.82%) SMS
10 40 (0.68%) Intranet
11 33 (0.56%) Network Security
12 31 (0.53%) Wireless
13 27 (0.46%) VoIP
14 25 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
15 23 (0.39%) SSL
16 20 (0.34%) FTP
17 17 (0.29%) Cisco IOS
17 17 (0.29%) MPLS
18 14 (0.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 168 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 113 (1.93%) Power BI
4 109 (1.86%) Big Data
5 82 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 78 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 75 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 72 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 56 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
10 55 (0.94%) Blockchain
11 46 (0.78%) Data Mining
12 44 (0.75%) QlikView
13 43 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 35 (0.60%) Oracle Database
15 28 (0.48%) Apache Hive
16 27 (0.46%) Data Lake
16 27 (0.46%) MySQL
17 26 (0.44%) BigQuery
18 24 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
18 24 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 327 (5.57%) JIRA
2 120 (2.04%) Selenium
3 75 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 65 (1.11%) Cucumber
5 46 (0.78%) Jenkins
6 34 (0.58%) Git (software)
7 32 (0.55%) Visual Studio
8 31 (0.53%) SpecFlow
9 30 (0.51%) JMeter
9 30 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 29 (0.49%) Eclipse
11 28 (0.48%) WebDriver
12 23 (0.39%) SoapUI
13 15 (0.26%) Subversion
14 14 (0.24%) MSI
15 13 (0.22%) Appium
15 13 (0.22%) Rational Rose
16 12 (0.20%) TeamCity
16 12 (0.20%) Zephyr
17 11 (0.19%) FitNesse
General
1 1,806 (30.78%) Finance
2 813 (13.85%) Banking
3 365 (6.22%) Retail
4 327 (5.57%) Front Office
5 252 (4.29%) Legal
6 224 (3.82%) Investment Banking
7 219 (3.73%) Marketing
8 177 (3.02%) Law
9 136 (2.32%) Back Office
10 83 (1.41%) Retail Banking
11 82 (1.40%) Advertising
12 75 (1.28%) Financial Institution
13 74 (1.26%) Telecoms
14 65 (1.11%) Publishing
15 59 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
16 39 (0.66%) French Language
16 39 (0.66%) German Language
17 31 (0.53%) Manufacturing
18 29 (0.49%) Private Banking
18 29 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (1.70%) .NET
2 71 (1.21%) XML
3 67 (1.14%) Web Services
4 58 (0.99%) HTML
5 42 (0.72%) Middleware
6 41 (0.70%) SOAP
7 38 (0.65%) RESTful
8 34 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
9 32 (0.55%) REST
10 29 (0.49%) Gherkin
11 25 (0.43%) WPF
12 24 (0.41%) AngularJS
12 24 (0.41%) Spring
13 20 (0.34%) CSS
13 20 (0.34%) JSON
13 20 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
14 19 (0.32%) Kafka
15 17 (0.29%) .NET Framework
15 17 (0.29%) jQuery
16 14 (0.24%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 704 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 197 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 177 (3.02%) Fixed Income
4 176 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 158 (2.69%) User Experience
6 157 (2.68%) Derivative
7 128 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
8 107 (1.82%) Equities
9 98 (1.67%) Computer Science
10 88 (1.50%) Fintech
10 88 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
11 71 (1.21%) Reinsurance
12 59 (1.01%) Market Risk
13 57 (0.97%) iPad
13 57 (0.97%) iPhone
14 56 (0.95%) Credit Risk
15 55 (0.94%) NHS
16 54 (0.92%) Mobile App
17 42 (0.72%) Blackberry
18 39 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 680 (11.59%) Windows
2 265 (4.52%) Windows 10
3 205 (3.49%) Windows 7
4 194 (3.31%) Unix
5 171 (2.91%) Linux
6 112 (1.91%) Windows Server
7 96 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 82 (1.40%) Android
9 74 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 66 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 65 (1.11%) Mac OS X
12 31 (0.53%) Windows 8
13 26 (0.44%) Mac OS
14 23 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (0.31%) Windows XP
16 15 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (0.26%) Solaris
17 6 (0.10%) HPUX
18 3 (0.051%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.051%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,287 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
2 927 (15.80%) Business Analysis
3 749 (12.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 474 (8.08%) Analytics
5 429 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
6 394 (6.71%) Data Analysis
7 388 (6.61%) Migration
8 387 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
9 382 (6.51%) User Stories
10 380 (6.48%) Project Management
11 357 (6.08%) Scrum
12 350 (5.96%) ITIL
13 345 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
14 321 (5.47%) Asset Management
15 277 (4.72%) Test Automation
16 272 (4.64%) Data Modelling
17 270 (4.60%) Change Management
18 261 (4.45%) E-Commerce
19 255 (4.35%) CRM
20 209 (3.56%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1,061 (18.08%) SQL
2 216 (3.68%) Java
2 216 (3.68%) Python
3 154 (2.62%) C#
4 107 (1.82%) VBA
5 95 (1.62%) R
6 93 (1.58%) JavaScript
7 69 (1.18%) C++
8 66 (1.12%) PowerShell
9 63 (1.07%) C
10 47 (0.80%) T-SQL
11 34 (0.58%) PL/SQL
12 30 (0.51%) Perl
13 24 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 22 (0.37%) MATLAB
14 22 (0.37%) Shell Script
15 21 (0.36%) PHP
16 15 (0.26%) Ruby
16 15 (0.26%) Scala
17 11 (0.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 334 (5.69%) Degree
2 243 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 178 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 110 (1.87%) ISEB
5 61 (1.04%) CISSP
6 56 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
7 49 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 42 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (0.56%) CISM
9 33 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 31 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 29 (0.49%) CISA
11 29 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
12 26 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
13 25 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
14 24 (0.41%) ACCA
15 22 (0.37%) CCNA
16 21 (0.36%) PMI Certification
17 20 (0.34%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (4.48%) QA
2 200 (3.41%) GDPR
3 144 (2.45%) Data Quality
4 121 (2.06%) PMO
5 117 (1.99%) SLA
6 83 (1.41%) MiFID
7 33 (0.56%) EMIR
7 33 (0.56%) IFRS
8 31 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 26 (0.44%) PSD2
10 22 (0.37%) PCI DSS
11 20 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
12 15 (0.26%) IFRS 9
13 13 (0.22%) Solvency II
14 10 (0.17%) SEPA
15 8 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
15 8 (0.14%) GCP
15 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 7 (0.12%) COBIT
17 6 (0.10%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 444 (7.57%) Active Directory
2 74 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.44%) XenApp
4 23 (0.39%) XenDesktop
5 22 (0.37%) Docker
6 20 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (0.29%) BitLocker
9 13 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 11 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (0.15%) vSphere
12 8 (0.14%) NFS
12 8 (0.14%) XenServer
13 7 (0.12%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.085%) HDFS
15 4 (0.068%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.051%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 3 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 137 (2.33%) SCCM
2 31 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 30 (0.51%) AirWatch
3 30 (0.51%) Control-M
4 27 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (0.31%) HP ALM
6 16 (0.27%) WSUS
7 12 (0.20%) Backup Exec
8 11 (0.19%) Kubernetes
9 10 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.17%) QRadar
10 9 (0.15%) Ansible
10 9 (0.15%) vCenter Server
10 9 (0.15%) vMotion
11 8 (0.14%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
12 7 (0.12%) Kibana
12 7 (0.12%) Prometheus
13 6 (0.10%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 743 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 334 (5.69%) Oracle
3 199 (3.39%) Citrix
4 183 (3.12%) Tableau
5 178 (3.03%) SAP
6 155 (2.64%) Google
7 153 (2.61%) ServiceNow
8 145 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
9 120 (2.04%) VMware
10 118 (2.01%) Cisco
11 99 (1.69%) Apple
12 77 (1.31%) Adobe
13 76 (1.30%) Bloomberg
14 65 (1.11%) HP
15 56 (0.95%) IBM
16 55 (0.94%) iManage
17 50 (0.85%) Remedy
18 45 (0.77%) Charles River
19 44 (0.75%) Workday
20 41 (0.70%) Ivanti