The median contractor rate for a Cost Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Cost Analyst
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 407 438 404
Rank change year-on-year +31 -34  
Contract jobs requiring a Cost Analyst 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.005% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +16.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £355 £230
% change year-on-year - +54.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Cost Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Cost Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Cost Analyst in London

Cost Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cost Analyst in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cost Analyst in London

Cost Analyst Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Cost 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 Cost Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Cost Transparency
3 2 (40.00%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) IT Cost Transparency
4 1 (20.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (20.00%) PMO
4 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) SAP BPC
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) SAP

Cost 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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP BPC
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Cost Transparency
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Financial Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 1 (20.00%) IT Cost Transparency
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) SAP