Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 7246 6852 8515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.40% 15.25% 18.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.24% 16.06% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5137 4970 5931
London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £218
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 172 236
London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.30 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.27% +1.41% +6.63%
10th Percentile £13.31 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.73 £41.28 £26.25
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.45
% change year-on-year +3.33% -2.88% +2.97%

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 44629 42675 44230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32318 30339 31174
London median daily rate £495 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 554 685
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +4.04% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -2 1410 £450 - 175
West London -2 261 £410 +9.27% 40
South London -12 159 £420 +16.67% 25
East London -3 154 £448 +19.33% 25
North London -1 43 £320 -13.22% 5
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 2321 (32.03%) Finance
2 1531 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1499 (20.69%) Banking
4 1410 (19.46%) SQL
5 1227 (16.93%) Business Analysis
6 847 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
7 845 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 755 (10.42%) Microsoft
9 735 (10.14%) Windows
10 650 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
11 596 (8.23%) Front Office
12 556 (7.67%) Investment Banking
13 548 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
14 544 (7.51%) Analytics
15 522 (7.20%) Data Analysis
16 480 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
17 461 (6.36%) Degree
18 460 (6.35%) Project Management
19 456 (6.29%) User Stories
20 455 (6.28%) ITIL
21 454 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
22 434 (5.99%) Asset Management
23 429 (5.92%) JIRA
24 425 (5.87%) Scrum
25 420 (5.80%) Active Directory
26 415 (5.73%) Retail
26 415 (5.73%) QA
27 370 (5.11%) Migration
28 367 (5.06%) Derivative
29 365 (5.04%) 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
1 202 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 126 (1.74%) Confluence
3 114 (1.57%) MS Exchange
4 80 (1.10%) CMS
5 78 (1.08%) SAS
6 49 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 35 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 28 (0.39%) IIS
9 25 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 25 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 24 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 21 (0.29%) Apache Spark
12 20 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
13 19 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
14 16 (0.22%) JBoss
15 15 (0.21%) Apache
15 15 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 14 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
17 13 (0.18%) IBM Notes
17 13 (0.18%) MQSeries
Applications
1 650 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 480 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
3 240 (3.31%) MS Visio
4 197 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 84 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
6 67 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.18%) SPSS
8 12 (0.17%) Stata
9 7 (0.097%) InDesign
10 4 (0.055%) Mingle
10 4 (0.055%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.055%) Vectorworks
11 3 (0.041%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.041%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.028%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.028%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.014%) EViews
13 1 (0.014%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 130 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (1.12%) Markit EDM
3 69 (0.95%) thinkFolio
4 38 (0.52%) Temenos T24
5 36 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 26 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
8 24 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
9 22 (0.30%) ION MarketView
10 21 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
11 19 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
11 19 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
12 17 (0.23%) Summit
13 16 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
14 14 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
14 14 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
15 13 (0.18%) NetSuite
16 12 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
17 11 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
17 11 (0.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 199 (2.75%) Office 365
2 97 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (1.26%) Google Analytics
4 70 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 44 (0.61%) SaaS
6 33 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
7 24 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (0.23%) PaaS
10 14 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 13 (0.18%) GitHub
11 13 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
12 12 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 11 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 11 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.15%) Mimecast
13 11 (0.15%) Yammer
14 10 (0.14%) IaaS
14 10 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 125 (1.73%) Firewall
2 108 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 83 (1.15%) Internet
4 77 (1.06%) LAN
5 73 (1.01%) WAN
6 66 (0.91%) DNS
7 56 (0.77%) DHCP
8 54 (0.75%) Network Security
9 51 (0.70%) VPN
10 49 (0.68%) SMS
11 41 (0.57%) Skype
12 36 (0.50%) Wireless
13 35 (0.48%) Intranet
14 34 (0.47%) SAN
15 28 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
16 26 (0.36%) HTTP
17 25 (0.35%) VoIP
18 22 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
19 17 (0.23%) FTP
20 16 (0.22%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 239 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 135 (1.86%) Big Data
4 110 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 106 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 102 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 86 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
8 84 (1.16%) Hadoop
8 84 (1.16%) QlikView
9 72 (0.99%) Power BI
10 63 (0.87%) Blockchain
11 59 (0.81%) MS Access
12 49 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 39 (0.54%) RDBMS
14 35 (0.48%) Data Mining
14 35 (0.48%) Oracle Database
15 28 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
16 24 (0.33%) MongoDB
17 23 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
18 22 (0.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 429 (5.92%) JIRA
2 154 (2.13%) Selenium
3 111 (1.53%) Cucumber
4 74 (1.02%) Jenkins
5 61 (0.84%) JMeter
6 52 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 46 (0.63%) Git (software)
8 45 (0.62%) SoapUI
9 37 (0.51%) WebDriver
10 35 (0.48%) Visual Studio
11 34 (0.47%) HP UFT
12 32 (0.44%) Maven
13 25 (0.35%) TeamCity
14 24 (0.33%) Protractor
15 23 (0.32%) Eclipse
16 21 (0.29%) Appium
16 21 (0.29%) SpecFlow
17 20 (0.28%) Zephyr
18 19 (0.26%) LoadRunner
19 17 (0.23%) LoadUI
General
1 2321 (32.03%) Finance
2 1499 (20.69%) Banking
3 596 (8.23%) Front Office
4 556 (7.67%) Investment Banking
5 415 (5.73%) Retail
6 282 (3.89%) Legal
7 251 (3.46%) Marketing
8 150 (2.07%) Retail Banking
9 143 (1.97%) Back Office
10 126 (1.74%) Law
11 100 (1.38%) Financial Institution
12 98 (1.35%) Telecoms
13 93 (1.28%) Advertising
14 68 (0.94%) Publishing
15 52 (0.72%) Billing
15 52 (0.72%) Manufacturing
16 49 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 45 (0.62%) International Banking
18 43 (0.59%) Private Banking
19 29 (0.40%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (2.17%) XML
2 156 (2.15%) .NET
3 113 (1.56%) Web Services
4 80 (1.10%) HTML
5 79 (1.09%) FIX Protocol
6 60 (0.83%) Middleware
7 55 (0.76%) REST
8 51 (0.70%) Gherkin
9 49 (0.68%) AngularJS
10 47 (0.65%) FpML
11 44 (0.61%) SOAP
12 33 (0.46%) JSON
13 32 (0.44%) CSS
14 31 (0.43%) ASP.NET
15 30 (0.41%) Rendezvous
16 25 (0.35%) Spring
17 22 (0.30%) Kafka
17 22 (0.30%) RESTEasy
17 22 (0.30%) SailPoint
18 21 (0.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 847 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 367 (5.06%) Derivative
3 360 (4.97%) Fixed Income
4 295 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 260 (3.59%) Equities
6 252 (3.48%) Management Information System
7 201 (2.77%) User Experience
8 136 (1.88%) Market Risk
9 117 (1.61%) Credit Risk
10 102 (1.41%) Computer Science
11 95 (1.31%) Mobile App
12 89 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
13 84 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
14 80 (1.10%) NHS
15 79 (1.09%) Data Structures
16 73 (1.01%) Blackberry
17 68 (0.94%) Fintech
18 65 (0.90%) SWIFT
19 59 (0.81%) Reference Data
20 54 (0.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 735 (10.14%) Windows
2 242 (3.34%) Linux
3 220 (3.04%) Unix
4 214 (2.95%) Windows 7
5 135 (1.86%) Windows Server
6 125 (1.73%) Windows 10
7 82 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (0.79%) Android
9 57 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 37 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 37 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 33 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (0.36%) Windows XP
13 18 (0.25%) Solaris
14 10 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.12%) Windows 2000
15 9 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1531 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1227 (16.93%) Business Analysis
3 845 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 548 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 544 (7.51%) Analytics
6 522 (7.20%) Data Analysis
7 460 (6.35%) Project Management
8 456 (6.29%) User Stories
9 455 (6.28%) ITIL
10 454 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
11 434 (5.99%) Asset Management
12 425 (5.87%) Scrum
13 370 (5.11%) Migration
14 365 (5.04%) CRM
15 360 (4.97%) Change Management
16 351 (4.84%) Data Modelling
17 336 (4.64%) Test Automation
18 311 (4.29%) Investment Management
19 308 (4.25%) SDLC
20 280 (3.86%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1410 (19.46%) SQL
2 301 (4.15%) Java
3 257 (3.55%) Python
4 211 (2.91%) C#
5 187 (2.58%) VBA
6 138 (1.90%) C++
7 129 (1.78%) R
8 117 (1.61%) JavaScript
9 90 (1.24%) PowerShell
10 78 (1.08%) T-SQL
11 73 (1.01%) Perl
12 62 (0.86%) C
13 59 (0.81%) VB
14 40 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 40 (0.55%) Shell Script
15 38 (0.52%) PL/SQL
16 33 (0.46%) Ruby
17 29 (0.40%) Korn
18 28 (0.39%) PHP
19 22 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 461 (6.36%) Degree
2 290 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 188 (2.59%) ISEB
4 182 (2.51%) SC Cleared
5 84 (1.16%) CISSP
6 78 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 71 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
8 69 (0.95%) DV Cleared
9 57 (0.79%) PMP
10 54 (0.75%) PMI Certification
11 53 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 46 (0.63%) CISM
13 44 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
14 42 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
15 37 (0.51%) IIBA
16 35 (0.48%) Master's Degree
17 32 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 31 (0.43%) CBAP
19 30 (0.41%) MCSE
20 28 (0.39%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 415 (5.73%) QA
2 346 (4.78%) MiFID
3 248 (3.42%) GDPR
4 185 (2.55%) Data Quality
5 177 (2.44%) PMO
6 126 (1.74%) EMIR
7 115 (1.59%) SLA
8 93 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 63 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
10 50 (0.69%) PCI DSS
11 37 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 30 (0.41%) ISO 9001
12 30 (0.41%) Solvency II
13 26 (0.36%) SEPA
14 24 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 23 (0.32%) COBIT
15 23 (0.32%) GxP
16 18 (0.25%) IFRS
16 18 (0.25%) PSD2
17 14 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 420 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 64 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (0.48%) vSphere
4 28 (0.39%) XenApp
5 23 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 19 (0.26%) Docker
8 15 (0.21%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.14%) DFS Replication
10 10 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.097%) HDFS
12 7 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.097%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.055%) NFS
13 4 (0.055%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.041%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.041%) Samba
14 3 (0.041%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 101 (1.39%) SCCM
2 78 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 25 (0.35%) TIBCO Hawk
4 24 (0.33%) CSIRT
5 16 (0.22%) Nessus
6 14 (0.19%) AirWatch
7 12 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
8 11 (0.15%) Control-M
8 11 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.14%) DatAdvantage
9 10 (0.14%) HP Fortify
9 10 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (0.14%) Nagios
9 10 (0.14%) Puppet
10 9 (0.12%) Ansible
10 9 (0.12%) QRadar
11 8 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.097%) Nmap
Vendors
1 755 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 341 (4.71%) Oracle
3 201 (2.77%) SAP
4 189 (2.61%) Tableau
5 175 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
6 163 (2.25%) Citrix
7 157 (2.17%) ServiceNow
8 138 (1.90%) VMware
9 130 (1.79%) HP
10 127 (1.75%) Google
11 120 (1.66%) Cisco
12 102 (1.41%) Bloomberg
13 91 (1.26%) Charles River
14 88 (1.21%) Adobe
15 82 (1.13%) IBM
16 66 (0.91%) Splunk
17 53 (0.73%) Apple
17 53 (0.73%) Reuters
18 40 (0.55%) Workday
19 39 (0.54%) Cognos