Period
to 23 September 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1,391 4,577 5,675
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 10.40% 11.89% 12.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.33% 12.64% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,093 3,263 4,063
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £258 £203 £200
90th Percentile £632 £588 £621
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 100 123
Median hourly rate £23.84 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.16% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £15.46 £12.40 £12.80
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.05 £34.08
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.45
% change year-on-year +9.68% +0.32% -0.77%

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 12,279 36,205 42,700
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.79% 94.05% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,293 25,900 30,871
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 485 595
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £17.82 £12.33 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.80 £57.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% +11.11% -3.74%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in London

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analyst in London.

Daily rate trend for Analyst in London

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in London over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in London

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analyst in London.

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in London

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst in London over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

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 23 September 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 +5 329 £463 +2.78% 48
West London -1 55 £253 -32.67% 14
South London -3 36 £413 +4.43% 3
East London +4 6 £425 +21.43% 13
North London +3 6 £400 +90.48% 2
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 498 (35.80%) Finance
2 325 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (18.48%) SQL
4 225 (16.18%) Business Analysis
5 193 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
6 188 (13.52%) Security Cleared
7 186 (13.37%) Banking
8 151 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 147 (10.57%) SC Cleared
10 142 (10.21%) Microsoft
11 137 (9.85%) Requirements Gathering
12 132 (9.49%) Python
13 126 (9.06%) Data Analysis
14 123 (8.84%) Change Management
15 122 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
16 114 (8.20%) Front Office
17 107 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
18 106 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
18 106 (7.62%) User Stories
19 103 (7.40%) Asset Management
20 100 (7.19%) Windows
21 94 (6.76%) Scrum
22 92 (6.61%) Analytics
23 86 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
24 84 (6.04%) Public Sector
25 82 (5.90%) Back Office
25 82 (5.90%) Migration
26 81 (5.82%) Risk Management
27 80 (5.75%) Data Modelling
27 80 (5.75%) Derivative

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 49 (3.52%) Confluence
2 37 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.65%) CMS
3 9 (0.65%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.50%) SAS
5 5 (0.36%) Apache
5 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.36%) MTS
5 5 (0.36%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.29%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.22%) Appian
7 3 (0.22%) IIS
7 3 (0.22%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.14%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.14%) JBoss
8 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 122 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (2.95%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.29%) RoboHelp
8 3 (0.22%) SPSS
9 1 (0.072%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 30 (2.16%) Markit EDM
2 26 (1.87%) Eagle PACE
3 14 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.58%) Endur
4 8 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.50%) Front Arena
6 6 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.43%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.36%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 5 (0.36%) ION MarketView
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.36%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.29%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.29%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 77 (5.54%) Azure
2 58 (4.17%) Power Platform
3 36 (2.59%) Office 365
4 30 (2.16%) AWS
5 13 (0.93%) SaaS
6 12 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (0.86%) GCP
7 5 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.36%) GitHub
7 5 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.36%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.29%) Power Automate
8 4 (0.29%) Veeva
9 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (0.22%) PaaS
9 3 (0.22%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.08%) Firewall
2 17 (1.22%) VPN
3 15 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.72%) SAN
4 10 (0.72%) VLAN
5 8 (0.58%) Internet
5 8 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (0.58%) Network Security
6 7 (0.50%) LAN
6 7 (0.50%) Skype
7 6 (0.43%) WAN
8 5 (0.36%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (0.36%) DNS
8 5 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (0.36%) iSCSI
8 5 (0.36%) SSL
8 5 (0.36%) VoIP
9 4 (0.29%) DHCP
9 4 (0.29%) HSRP
9 4 (0.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.10%) Power BI
2 50 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (2.73%) SQL Server
4 25 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (1.51%) Relational Database
6 20 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (1.08%) Data Lake
8 14 (1.01%) Big Data
8 14 (1.01%) QlikView
9 11 (0.79%) Data Mining
10 10 (0.72%) BigQuery
10 10 (0.72%) MS Access
10 10 (0.72%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.50%) MySQL
12 7 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.50%) Qlik Sense
13 6 (0.43%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.36%) Geospatial Data
14 5 (0.36%) Looker
Development Applications
1 78 (5.61%) JIRA
2 16 (1.15%) Selenium
3 13 (0.93%) JMeter
4 12 (0.86%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.65%) Eclipse
6 8 (0.58%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.50%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.36%) eggPlant
8 5 (0.36%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.36%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.36%) WebLogic Workshop
9 4 (0.29%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.29%) GitLab
9 4 (0.29%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.29%) Rational Rose
9 4 (0.29%) REST Assured
9 4 (0.29%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 498 (35.80%) Finance
2 186 (13.37%) Banking
3 114 (8.20%) Front Office
4 84 (6.04%) Public Sector
5 82 (5.90%) Back Office
6 73 (5.25%) Marketing
7 62 (4.46%) Investment Banking
8 38 (2.73%) Legal
9 34 (2.44%) Retail
10 24 (1.73%) Telecoms
11 21 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (1.37%) Law
13 18 (1.29%) Manufacturing
14 17 (1.22%) Financial Institution
15 15 (1.08%) Billing
15 15 (1.08%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.86%) Advertising
17 11 (0.79%) French Language
18 8 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
18 8 (0.58%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.16%) .NET
2 26 (1.87%) Pandas
3 22 (1.58%) XML
4 21 (1.51%) REST
5 19 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
6 16 (1.15%) Web Services
7 12 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
8 11 (0.79%) Middleware
9 9 (0.65%) HTML
10 8 (0.58%) EDI
10 8 (0.58%) Gherkin
11 7 (0.50%) FpML
11 7 (0.50%) J2EE
11 7 (0.50%) SailPoint
12 6 (0.43%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.43%) CSS
12 6 (0.43%) SOAP
13 5 (0.36%) JAX-RS
13 5 (0.36%) JSON
14 4 (0.29%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 193 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (5.75%) Derivative
3 77 (5.54%) Fixed Income
4 61 (4.39%) Management Information System
5 47 (3.38%) Equities
6 45 (3.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 40 (2.88%) Hedge funds
8 32 (2.30%) Reference Data
9 27 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
10 23 (1.65%) User Experience
11 21 (1.51%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.44%) NHS
13 18 (1.29%) Market Risk
14 16 (1.15%) Smart City
14 16 (1.15%) Social Media
15 15 (1.08%) SWIFT
16 14 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
16 14 (1.01%) OTC Derivatives
17 12 (0.86%) Taxonomies
18 11 (0.79%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 100 (7.19%) Windows
2 63 (4.53%) Linux
3 38 (2.73%) Windows 10
4 31 (2.23%) Unix
5 18 (1.29%) Windows 7
6 15 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.50%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.22%) Android
13 2 (0.14%) Solaris
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.072%) AIX
14 1 (0.072%) Debian
14 1 (0.072%) Fedora
14 1 (0.072%) HPUX
14 1 (0.072%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (16.18%) Business Analysis
3 151 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 137 (9.85%) Requirements Gathering
5 126 (9.06%) Data Analysis
6 123 (8.84%) Change Management
7 107 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
8 106 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
8 106 (7.62%) User Stories
9 103 (7.40%) Asset Management
10 94 (6.76%) Scrum
11 92 (6.61%) Analytics
12 86 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 82 (5.90%) Migration
14 81 (5.82%) Risk Management
15 80 (5.75%) Data Modelling
16 76 (5.46%) Workshop Facilitation
17 67 (4.82%) Project Management
18 66 (4.74%) Project Delivery
19 63 (4.53%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 257 (18.48%) SQL
2 132 (9.49%) Python
3 57 (4.10%) Java
4 39 (2.80%) C++
5 35 (2.52%) R
5 35 (2.52%) VBA
6 24 (1.73%) C#
7 17 (1.22%) PowerShell
8 15 (1.08%) C
9 12 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 12 (0.86%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.79%) JavaScript
10 11 (0.79%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.58%) Ruby
12 7 (0.50%) VB
13 6 (0.43%) MATLAB
13 6 (0.43%) Perl
14 5 (0.36%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.36%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 188 (13.52%) Security Cleared
2 147 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 79 (5.68%) Degree
4 39 (2.80%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.51%) ISEB
6 14 (1.01%) CISSP
7 13 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (0.65%) CISM
10 8 (0.58%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.50%) CIMA
12 5 (0.36%) ACCA
12 5 (0.36%) CFA
12 5 (0.36%) CISA
12 5 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.29%) CCNA
13 4 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.29%) MCSE
13 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.10%) QA
2 40 (2.88%) Data Quality
3 25 (1.80%) GDPR
4 13 (0.93%) PMO
5 12 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.65%) SLA
7 7 (0.50%) MiFID
8 6 (0.43%) SEPA
9 5 (0.36%) NIST
10 4 (0.29%) COBIT
10 4 (0.29%) COREP
10 4 (0.29%) EMIR
10 4 (0.29%) IFRS
10 4 (0.29%) RMADS
10 4 (0.29%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.22%) PSD2
11 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.14%) GAAP
12 2 (0.14%) GxP
12 2 (0.14%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 54 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.50%) Docker
5 5 (0.36%) NFS
6 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.072%) Samba
8 1 (0.072%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.072%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (0.79%) SCCM
2 9 (0.65%) vMotion
3 8 (0.58%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.36%) Grafana
5 5 (0.36%) SCOM
6 4 (0.29%) Ansible
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 4 (0.29%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.14%) Control-M
8 2 (0.14%) EnCase
8 2 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.14%) QRadar
9 1 (0.072%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.072%) Nessus
Vendors
1 142 (10.21%) Microsoft
2 68 (4.89%) Oracle
3 55 (3.95%) Bloomberg
4 53 (3.81%) SAP
5 48 (3.45%) Tableau
6 29 (2.08%) Reuters
7 27 (1.94%) FactSet
8 25 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
9 24 (1.73%) Splunk
10 22 (1.58%) ServiceNow
11 21 (1.51%) Murex
12 18 (1.29%) Cisco
12 18 (1.29%) VMware
13 16 (1.15%) HP
14 14 (1.01%) CyberArk
15 13 (0.93%) Google
15 13 (0.93%) Palo Alto
16 11 (0.79%) Alteryx
17 10 (0.72%) OpenLink
17 10 (0.72%) Qualys