Period
to 20 October 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 14 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 4,297 1,441 4,306
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 12.00% 10.27% 11.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.90% 11.19% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,070 1,091 3,064
10th Percentile £300 £263 £200
25th Percentile £400 £346 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.47%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £525
90th Percentile £650 £638 £595
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 10 108
10th Percentile £13.78 £12.75 £12.44
25th Percentile £19.40 £15.69 £14.95
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.25 £20.70
Median % change year-on-year +7.53% +12.35% +6.13%
75th Percentile £35.00 £33.14 £25.53
90th Percentile £52.50 £35.65 £31.60
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.60
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +1.96%

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 33,302 12,880 34,414
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.03% 91.78% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,148 9,303 25,117
10th Percentile £358 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 97 438
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.15 £12.04
25th Percentile £18.75 £20.00 £15.53
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +66.67% +12.30%
75th Percentile £51.75 £45.25 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £54.40 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.68 £22.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year -10.57% +16.56% +7.86%

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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 -3 580 £500 +5.26% 163
West London +1 82 £369 +3.36% 18
South London +16 57 £475 +11.76% 9
East London +15 43 £400 -5.88% 30
North London +1 9 £303 -13.57% 7
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 1,376 (32.02%) Finance
2 1,239 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
3 1,104 (25.69%) Social Skills
4 919 (21.39%) SQL
5 645 (15.01%) Business Analysis
6 575 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 554 (12.89%) Banking
8 547 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
9 444 (10.33%) Microsoft
10 426 (9.91%) Analytics
11 423 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
12 422 (9.82%) Data Analysis
13 407 (9.47%) User Stories
14 394 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
15 385 (8.96%) Requirements Gathering
16 384 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
17 364 (8.47%) Power Platform
18 353 (8.22%) Power BI
19 337 (7.84%) Azure
20 330 (7.68%) JIRA
21 322 (7.49%) Python
22 305 (7.10%) User Acceptance Testing
23 298 (6.94%) Project Management
24 287 (6.68%) Migration
25 278 (6.47%) Windows
26 247 (5.75%) Scrum
27 246 (5.72%) Workshop Facilitation
28 242 (5.63%) Change Management
29 240 (5.59%) ITIL
30 238 (5.54%) Data Modelling

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
1 150 (3.49%) Confluence
2 92 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 52 (1.21%) SAS
4 28 (0.65%) CMS
5 21 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 20 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (0.44%) Apache
8 17 (0.40%) IIS
9 14 (0.33%) Appian
10 12 (0.28%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.26%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.26%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.14%) ArcGIS
13 6 (0.14%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.12%) Jupyter
14 5 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.12%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.093%) JBoss
16 3 (0.070%) Documentum
Applications
1 394 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 225 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
3 153 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 114 (2.65%) MS Visio
5 43 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 34 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (0.40%) SPSS
8 11 (0.26%) Stata
9 6 (0.14%) Oracle Smart View
10 4 (0.093%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.070%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.070%) Mingle
12 2 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.023%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.023%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.023%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 40 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 19 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 16 (0.37%) Endur
6 15 (0.35%) thinkFolio
7 14 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 13 (0.30%) Markit EDM
9 10 (0.23%) Sentinel
9 10 (0.23%) Workday HCM
10 9 (0.21%) ION MarketView
10 9 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
11 8 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
12 7 (0.16%) Maximo
12 7 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
12 7 (0.16%) Summit
13 6 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
13 6 (0.14%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 364 (8.47%) Power Platform
2 337 (7.84%) Azure
3 193 (4.49%) Microsoft 365
4 128 (2.98%) AWS
5 60 (1.40%) GCP
6 59 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
7 55 (1.28%) Adobe Analytics
8 37 (0.86%) Google Analytics
9 31 (0.72%) SaaS
10 25 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 24 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 23 (0.54%) PaaS
13 22 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
14 21 (0.49%) Collibra
15 17 (0.40%) PowerApps
15 17 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
16 16 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 14 (0.33%) Google Workspace
17 14 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.09%) TCP/IP
2 46 (1.07%) Firewall
3 36 (0.84%) 2G
3 36 (0.84%) 5G
3 36 (0.84%) GSM
3 36 (0.84%) MVNO
4 31 (0.72%) DNS
5 30 (0.70%) VPN
6 29 (0.67%) LAN
7 27 (0.63%) WAN
8 21 (0.49%) FTP
8 21 (0.49%) Packet Switching
9 20 (0.47%) DHCP
10 19 (0.44%) HTTP
11 15 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (0.33%) Internet
12 14 (0.33%) Wireless
13 13 (0.30%) SAN
14 12 (0.28%) Intranet
15 10 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (8.22%) Power BI
2 183 (4.26%) Tableau
3 176 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
4 151 (3.51%) SQL Server
5 69 (1.61%) QlikView
5 69 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 65 (1.51%) Qlik Sense
7 60 (1.40%) Relational Database
8 52 (1.21%) Data Lake
9 43 (1.00%) Big Data
10 37 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
10 37 (0.86%) Metadata
11 33 (0.77%) Data Mining
12 32 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
13 30 (0.70%) RDBMS
14 26 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (0.56%) MySQL
16 21 (0.49%) Oracle Database
17 20 (0.47%) Hadoop
18 18 (0.42%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 330 (7.68%) JIRA
2 39 (0.91%) Cucumber
3 36 (0.84%) Selenium
4 32 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 25 (0.58%) Git (software)
6 19 (0.44%) Postman
7 18 (0.42%) Artifactory
7 18 (0.42%) Eclipse
8 17 (0.40%) Visual Studio
9 16 (0.37%) Subversion
9 16 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (0.33%) SpecFlow
12 10 (0.23%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.16%) Cypress.io
13 7 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.16%) WebDriver
14 6 (0.14%) REST Assured
15 5 (0.12%) Gatling
15 5 (0.12%) JMeter
General
1 1,376 (32.02%) Finance
2 1,104 (25.69%) Social Skills
3 554 (12.89%) Banking
4 547 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
5 207 (4.82%) Front Office
6 199 (4.63%) Investment Banking
7 197 (4.58%) Presentation Skills
8 183 (4.26%) Public Sector
9 180 (4.19%) Marketing
10 170 (3.96%) Retail
11 125 (2.91%) Legal
12 95 (2.21%) Back Office
13 91 (2.12%) Telecoms
14 85 (1.98%) Organisational Skills
15 81 (1.89%) Documentation Skills
16 68 (1.58%) Influencing Skills
17 58 (1.35%) Law
18 42 (0.98%) Financial Institution
19 40 (0.93%) Local Government
19 40 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (1.98%) .NET
2 73 (1.70%) XML
3 44 (1.02%) JSON
4 42 (0.98%) Middleware
5 40 (0.93%) Web Services
6 34 (0.79%) HTML
7 27 (0.63%) Gherkin
8 24 (0.56%) CSS
9 20 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
10 18 (0.42%) REST
11 17 (0.40%) FpML
12 15 (0.35%) SOAP
13 14 (0.33%) EDI
14 13 (0.30%) HTML5
14 13 (0.30%) LDAP
15 11 (0.26%) .NET Framework
15 11 (0.26%) Kafka
15 11 (0.26%) Pandas
15 11 (0.26%) Shiny
16 9 (0.21%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 138 (3.21%) Fixed Income
2 112 (2.61%) Derivative
3 88 (2.05%) Management Information System
4 85 (1.98%) User Experience
5 79 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 63 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
7 57 (1.33%) Reinsurance
7 57 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
8 55 (1.28%) Market Risk
9 52 (1.21%) Equities
10 51 (1.19%) Data Structures
10 51 (1.19%) Reference Data
11 47 (1.09%) NHS
11 47 (1.09%) Virtual Team
12 43 (1.00%) Credit Risk
13 37 (0.86%) Data Centre
14 34 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
14 34 (0.79%) Tandem
15 30 (0.70%) Legacy Systems
16 24 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 278 (6.47%) Windows
2 94 (2.19%) Linux
3 92 (2.14%) Windows 10
4 66 (1.54%) Unix
5 54 (1.26%) Windows Server
6 41 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 21 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (0.30%) Android
10 12 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
15 5 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.093%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.070%) Solaris
17 3 (0.070%) VMS
18 2 (0.047%) MVS
19 1 (0.023%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,239 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (15.01%) Business Analysis
3 575 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 426 (9.91%) Analytics
5 423 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
6 422 (9.82%) Data Analysis
7 407 (9.47%) User Stories
8 385 (8.96%) Requirements Gathering
9 384 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
10 305 (7.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 298 (6.94%) Project Management
12 287 (6.68%) Migration
13 247 (5.75%) Scrum
14 246 (5.72%) Workshop Facilitation
15 242 (5.63%) Change Management
16 240 (5.59%) ITIL
17 238 (5.54%) Data Modelling
18 224 (5.21%) Visualisation
19 195 (4.54%) Project Delivery
20 191 (4.44%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 919 (21.39%) SQL
2 322 (7.49%) Python
3 118 (2.75%) Java
4 105 (2.44%) C#
5 87 (2.02%) R
6 77 (1.79%) C
7 72 (1.68%) VBA
8 58 (1.35%) C++
9 57 (1.33%) T-SQL
10 48 (1.12%) JavaScript
11 43 (1.00%) PowerShell
12 23 (0.54%) Shell Script
13 20 (0.47%) VB
14 16 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 11 (0.26%) Perl
16 9 (0.21%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.21%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.19%) HiveQL
18 7 (0.16%) PHP
19 6 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 228 (5.31%) Degree
1 228 (5.31%) Security Cleared
2 178 (4.14%) SC Cleared
3 48 (1.12%) CISSP
4 35 (0.81%) ISEB
5 32 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 29 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 28 (0.65%) CISM
9 25 (0.58%) PMI Certification
10 21 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
10 21 (0.49%) ISTQB
11 18 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (0.40%) CCNA
12 17 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
13 16 (0.37%) PMP
14 15 (0.35%) CIMA
15 14 (0.33%) PhD
16 13 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (0.28%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (5.31%) QA
2 153 (3.56%) Data Quality
3 115 (2.68%) PMO
4 78 (1.82%) GDPR
5 73 (1.70%) SLA
6 67 (1.56%) MiFID
7 39 (0.91%) EMIR
8 38 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 36 (0.84%) IFRS
10 20 (0.47%) GAAP
10 20 (0.47%) NIST
11 17 (0.40%) FATCA
12 14 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
12 14 (0.33%) GRC
12 14 (0.33%) ISO 20022
13 13 (0.30%) Basel III
13 13 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.23%) COBIT
15 8 (0.19%) PCI DSS
16 7 (0.16%) COREP
System Software
1 177 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 34 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.44%) XenApp
4 13 (0.30%) vSphere
5 12 (0.28%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.093%) Docker
9 4 (0.093%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.047%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.023%) ACF2
11 1 (0.023%) RACF
11 1 (0.023%) SRDF
11 1 (0.023%) vCloud
11 1 (0.023%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.023%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 58 (1.35%) SCCM
2 32 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (0.58%) Ansible
4 22 (0.51%) BladeLogic
5 20 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
6 16 (0.37%) Terraform
7 11 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (0.26%) Kubernetes
7 11 (0.26%) QRadar
8 10 (0.23%) Control-M
8 10 (0.23%) CSIRT
8 10 (0.23%) Nagios
9 8 (0.19%) RSA Archer
10 7 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.14%) SCOM
12 5 (0.12%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.12%) CASB
12 5 (0.12%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.12%) Nexpose
13 4 (0.093%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 444 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 201 (4.68%) Oracle
3 160 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
3 160 (3.72%) SAP
4 131 (3.05%) ServiceNow
5 97 (2.26%) Adobe
6 78 (1.82%) Google
7 58 (1.35%) VMware
8 53 (1.23%) Citrix
9 50 (1.16%) Bloomberg
10 47 (1.09%) Cisco
11 44 (1.02%) Informatica
12 40 (0.93%) Alteryx
12 40 (0.93%) Workday
13 35 (0.81%) IBM
14 29 (0.67%) Murex
15 25 (0.58%) Teradata
16 24 (0.56%) Splunk
17 23 (0.54%) Databricks
18 21 (0.49%) Apple