Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £427 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 8 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 3,178 5,209 6,835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.15% 12.01% 14.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.91% 12.68% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,250 3,682 4,850
London median daily rate £427 £438 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.40% +0.46% +2.47%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £213
90th Percentile £600 £625 £625
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 119 149
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £39.95 £48.75
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.45 £15.89
% change year-on-year +3.59% -2.79% +5.92%

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 26,691 41,086 44,165
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.60% 94.70% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,016 29,500 32,135
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 556 625
London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +6.80% -4.19%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.28 £49.38 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 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 +5 735 £438 +2.94% 237
West London -2 145 £388 +10.71% 61
South London +9 96 £413 +9.27% 33
East London +8 50 £310 -31.11% 31
North London +9 19 £210 -16.83% 10
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 892 (28.07%) Finance
2 641 (20.17%) Agile Software Development
3 599 (18.85%) SQL
4 457 (14.38%) Business Analysis
5 443 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
6 421 (13.25%) Microsoft
7 369 (11.61%) Windows
8 357 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 349 (10.98%) Microsoft Excel
10 335 (10.54%) Banking
11 300 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
12 291 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
13 284 (8.94%) Analytics
14 280 (8.81%) Active Directory
15 261 (8.21%) Data Analysis
16 256 (8.06%) ITIL
17 242 (7.61%) Security Cleared
18 237 (7.46%) Office 365
19 236 (7.43%) User Stories
20 229 (7.21%) Microsoft Office
21 221 (6.95%) Migration
22 207 (6.51%) JIRA
23 197 (6.20%) SC Cleared
24 184 (5.79%) Scrum
25 181 (5.70%) User Acceptance Testing
26 179 (5.63%) Degree
26 179 (5.63%) Project Management
27 171 (5.38%) Power Platform
28 170 (5.35%) Power BI
29 169 (5.32%) Public Sector

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
1 111 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 91 (2.86%) Confluence
3 44 (1.38%) SAS
4 42 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 28 (0.88%) Skype for Business
6 27 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (0.31%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.28%) CMS
11 8 (0.25%) IIS
11 8 (0.25%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.22%) Camunda
12 7 (0.22%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
14 4 (0.13%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.13%) DataSynapse
15 3 (0.094%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 349 (10.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 229 (7.21%) Microsoft Office
3 95 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 77 (2.42%) MS Visio
5 34 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) SPSS
8 3 (0.094%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.063%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.031%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.031%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.031%) Revit
10 1 (0.031%) Snagit
10 1 (0.031%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 59 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 13 (0.41%) Markit EDM
5 11 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
6 10 (0.31%) thinkFolio
7 8 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
8 7 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
8 7 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
9 6 (0.19%) Aligne
9 6 (0.19%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.19%) SAP HR
9 6 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
10 5 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
10 5 (0.16%) Eloqua
10 5 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 237 (7.46%) Office 365
2 171 (5.38%) Power Platform
3 146 (4.59%) Azure
4 106 (3.34%) AWS
5 60 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
6 49 (1.54%) GCP
7 38 (1.20%) Google Analytics
8 21 (0.66%) PowerApps
9 16 (0.50%) OneDrive
10 15 (0.47%) SaaS
11 14 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
12 13 (0.41%) BlazeMeter
13 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Flow
13 12 (0.38%) PaaS
13 12 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 10 (0.31%) GitHub
14 10 (0.31%) Google Drive
14 10 (0.31%) Google Sheets
14 10 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 10 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 52 (1.64%) Firewall
2 42 (1.32%) LAN
3 41 (1.29%) VPN
4 40 (1.26%) WAN
5 39 (1.23%) DNS
5 39 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 35 (1.10%) DHCP
7 34 (1.07%) Skype
8 31 (0.98%) VoIP
9 26 (0.82%) Internet
10 24 (0.76%) Network Security
11 23 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
12 19 (0.60%) Unified Communications
13 18 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
13 18 (0.57%) FTP
14 15 (0.47%) HTTP
15 14 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
17 8 (0.25%) Broadband
17 8 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (5.35%) Power BI
2 161 (5.07%) SQL Server
3 103 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 62 (1.95%) Big Data
6 55 (1.73%) Relational Database
7 50 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 44 (1.38%) Data Mining
9 41 (1.29%) QlikView
10 28 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 26 (0.82%) NoSQL
12 25 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
13 22 (0.69%) BigQuery
13 22 (0.69%) Oracle Database
13 22 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 21 (0.66%) Data Lake
14 21 (0.66%) MongoDB
15 18 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
16 17 (0.53%) MySQL
17 13 (0.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 207 (6.51%) JIRA
2 39 (1.23%) Selenium
3 33 (1.04%) Postman
4 32 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (0.85%) Jenkins
6 24 (0.76%) JMeter
7 21 (0.66%) Eclipse
8 20 (0.63%) Cucumber
8 20 (0.63%) Git (software)
9 17 (0.53%) Subversion
10 15 (0.47%) LoadRunner
11 13 (0.41%) TeamCity
12 11 (0.35%) Maven
13 10 (0.31%) JUnit
14 9 (0.28%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.25%) Toad
15 8 (0.25%) Visual Studio
16 6 (0.19%) Ant
16 6 (0.19%) SoapUI
16 6 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 892 (28.07%) Finance
2 335 (10.54%) Banking
3 169 (5.32%) Public Sector
4 122 (3.84%) Retail
5 120 (3.78%) Front Office
6 100 (3.15%) Marketing
7 84 (2.64%) Law
8 78 (2.45%) Investment Banking
9 73 (2.30%) Legal
10 47 (1.48%) Telecoms
11 46 (1.45%) Financial Institution
12 42 (1.32%) Local Government
13 36 (1.13%) Advertising
13 36 (1.13%) Publishing
14 27 (0.85%) Back Office
15 23 (0.72%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.66%) Billing
17 17 (0.53%) Manufacturing
18 15 (0.47%) German Language
19 14 (0.44%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (2.11%) XML
2 46 (1.45%) .NET
3 41 (1.29%) Web Services
4 36 (1.13%) JSON
5 28 (0.88%) HTML
6 21 (0.66%) REST
7 16 (0.50%) CSS
7 16 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
7 16 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
8 14 (0.44%) Swagger
9 12 (0.38%) Gherkin
9 12 (0.38%) Middleware
10 11 (0.35%) RESTful
10 11 (0.35%) SOAP
11 9 (0.28%) AngularJS
11 9 (0.28%) JMX
12 8 (0.25%) Node.js
12 8 (0.25%) React
12 8 (0.25%) Spring
12 8 (0.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 443 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 74 (2.33%) User Experience
4 69 (2.17%) Derivative
5 67 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
6 61 (1.92%) NHS
7 52 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 50 (1.57%) Blackberry
9 45 (1.42%) Fixed Income
10 44 (1.38%) iPhone
11 42 (1.32%) Equities
12 35 (1.10%) Credit Risk
13 32 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
13 32 (1.01%) Public Cloud
14 30 (0.94%) Data Structures
15 22 (0.69%) Data Centre
15 22 (0.69%) Hedge funds
15 22 (0.69%) Reference Data
16 21 (0.66%) Market Risk
17 20 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 369 (11.61%) Windows
2 166 (5.22%) Windows 10
3 108 (3.40%) Windows 7
4 85 (2.67%) Linux
5 74 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 63 (1.98%) Unix
7 58 (1.83%) Android
8 34 (1.07%) Apple iOS
8 34 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.38%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (0.22%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.063%) CentOS
15 2 (0.063%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.031%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (20.17%) Agile Software Development
2 457 (14.38%) Business Analysis
3 357 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 300 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
5 291 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
6 284 (8.94%) Analytics
7 261 (8.21%) Data Analysis
8 256 (8.06%) ITIL
9 236 (7.43%) User Stories
10 221 (6.95%) Migration
11 184 (5.79%) Scrum
12 181 (5.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 179 (5.63%) Project Management
14 152 (4.78%) CRM
15 149 (4.69%) Data Modelling
16 141 (4.44%) Change Management
17 131 (4.12%) Asset Management
18 121 (3.81%) Validation
19 120 (3.78%) Workshop Facilitation
20 111 (3.49%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 599 (18.85%) SQL
2 163 (5.13%) Python
3 86 (2.71%) Java
4 76 (2.39%) R
5 50 (1.57%) VBA
6 44 (1.38%) T-SQL
7 42 (1.32%) C#
8 41 (1.29%) PowerShell
9 32 (1.01%) JavaScript
10 30 (0.94%) C
11 27 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 20 (0.63%) C++
13 12 (0.38%) VB
14 11 (0.35%) Scala
15 10 (0.31%) Perl
16 9 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 9 (0.28%) Ruby
16 9 (0.28%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.25%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 242 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 197 (6.20%) SC Cleared
3 179 (5.63%) Degree
4 45 (1.42%) ISEB
5 44 (1.38%) CISSP
6 42 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
8 20 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (0.53%) MCP
10 16 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 15 (0.47%) ISTQB
12 13 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (0.41%) CISM
13 12 (0.38%) CBAP
13 12 (0.38%) CCNA
13 12 (0.38%) SANS
14 11 (0.35%) ACCA
14 11 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (3.93%) QA
2 101 (3.18%) Data Quality
3 70 (2.20%) SLA
4 69 (2.17%) PMO
5 47 (1.48%) GDPR
6 29 (0.91%) IFRS
7 24 (0.76%) Solvency II
8 23 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 23 (0.72%) NIST
9 15 (0.47%) EMIR
9 15 (0.47%) MiFID
10 14 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.31%) COBIT
11 10 (0.31%) SEPA
12 6 (0.19%) IFRS 9
12 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.19%) PCI DSS
13 5 (0.16%) Basel III
13 5 (0.16%) COREP
13 5 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 280 (8.81%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.69%) XenApp
4 11 (0.35%) vSphere
5 10 (0.31%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.28%) Docker
7 5 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.094%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.094%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.063%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.063%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.063%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.031%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.031%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.031%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 57 (1.79%) SCCM
2 17 (0.53%) AirWatch
3 16 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
5 10 (0.31%) Control-M
5 10 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (0.28%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.25%) CSIRT
8 7 (0.22%) Nessus
8 7 (0.22%) QRadar
9 4 (0.13%) Puppet
9 4 (0.13%) SELinux
10 3 (0.094%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.094%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.094%) Matomo
10 3 (0.094%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.094%) WSUS
11 2 (0.063%) EnCase
11 2 (0.063%) SCOM
Vendors
1 421 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 161 (5.07%) Oracle
3 124 (3.90%) Tableau
4 107 (3.37%) Google
5 99 (3.12%) Citrix
6 92 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
7 87 (2.74%) SAP
8 81 (2.55%) ServiceNow
9 68 (2.14%) Cisco
10 54 (1.70%) VMware
11 44 (1.38%) Splunk
12 40 (1.26%) Apple
13 31 (0.98%) Alteryx
13 31 (0.98%) Bloomberg
14 29 (0.91%) Adobe
15 28 (0.88%) IBM
16 26 (0.82%) Cognos
16 26 (0.82%) Remedy
17 24 (0.76%) HP
18 22 (0.69%) Sony