Period
to 27 January 2022

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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.

IT Analyst
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 313 326 306
Rank change year-on-year +13 -20 +55
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 295 82 223
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.78% 0.46% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.50% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 64 167
10th Percentile £138 £166 £120
25th Percentile £181 £355 £150
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £325
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +38.46% +6.12%
75th Percentile £525 £528 £459
90th Percentile £625 £575 £540
England median daily rate £350 £300 £250
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 27
10th Percentile £14.71 £13.59 -
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.22 £12.44
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.39 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.33% +25.10% -13.17%
75th Percentile £23.88 £23.71 £20.13
90th Percentile £24.75 £25.83 £22.57
England median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14% -7.04%

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 35,041 16,484 27,841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 91.94% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,528 12,008 20,312
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £670 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 136 361
10th Percentile £14.93 £18.25 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.94 £22.52 £16.08
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.52 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.43% +59.60% +7.69%
75th Percentile £49.25 £52.06 £39.25
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% -

IT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Analyst in London

IT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for IT Analyst in London

IT Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Analyst in London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for IT Analyst in London

IT Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for IT Analyst in London

IT 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 IT Analyst within the London region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +11 74 £400 -22.03% 20
West London - 15 £196 - 5
East London 0 9 £125 -62.83% 1
South London -3 9 £143 -68.33% 3
North London - 5 £329 -
IT Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, IT 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 IT Analyst in the job title.

1 103 (34.92%) Finance
2 89 (30.17%) Social Skills
3 74 (25.08%) Windows
4 68 (23.05%) Microsoft 365
5 64 (21.69%) Active Directory
6 58 (19.66%) Microsoft
7 55 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (16.27%) ITIL
9 47 (15.93%) Windows 10
10 41 (13.90%) Business Analysis
11 40 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (12.20%) Banking
12 36 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (11.19%) SQL
14 30 (10.17%) Business Case
15 29 (9.83%) Azure
16 28 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (9.49%) Microsoft Office
17 26 (8.81%) Microsoft Excel
17 26 (8.81%) User Stories
17 26 (8.81%) Presentation Skills
18 23 (7.80%) Project Management
19 22 (7.46%) Requirements Gathering
20 21 (7.12%) SharePoint
20 21 (7.12%) Degree
21 20 (6.78%) Risk Management
21 20 (6.78%) Public Sector
22 18 (6.10%) GAP Analysis
22 18 (6.10%) QA
22 18 (6.10%) ServiceNow

IT 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 21 (7.12%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.71%) Confluence
3 3 (1.02%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.02%) Site Server
3 3 (1.02%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.68%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (9.49%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (8.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (3.73%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.34%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.68%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.68%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.34%) Aligne
3 1 (0.34%) Endur
3 1 (0.34%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.34%) Orchestrade
3 1 (0.34%) RMDS
3 1 (0.34%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.34%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 68 (23.05%) Microsoft 365
2 29 (9.83%) Azure
3 10 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.37%) Power Platform
5 5 (1.69%) Google Workspace
5 5 (1.69%) Slack
6 4 (1.36%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.36%) PowerApps
7 3 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.02%) SaaS
8 2 (0.68%) Miro
8 2 (0.68%) PaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.34%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.34%) Azure Service Bus
9 1 (0.34%) GCP
9 1 (0.34%) IaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Serverless
9 1 (0.34%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.39%) VPN
2 7 (2.37%) DNS
2 7 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.69%) DHCP
3 5 (1.69%) Firewall
4 4 (1.36%) IPsec
5 3 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (1.02%) Skype
5 3 (1.02%) VoIP
5 3 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.68%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.68%) Internet
6 2 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.68%) WAN
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.34%) LAN
7 1 (0.34%) Network Security
7 1 (0.34%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.34%) SD-WAN
7 1 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.37%) Power BI
1 7 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.02%) Tableau
4 2 (0.68%) GIS
4 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.34%) Big Data
5 1 (0.34%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.34%) HBase
5 1 (0.34%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.34%) MySQL
5 1 (0.34%) OLAP
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.34%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.34%) QlikView
5 1 (0.34%) Redis
5 1 (0.34%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (5.76%) JIRA
2 5 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.34%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.34%) Toad
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 103 (34.92%) Finance
2 89 (30.17%) Social Skills
3 36 (12.20%) Banking
4 28 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (8.81%) Presentation Skills
6 20 (6.78%) Public Sector
7 17 (5.76%) Organisational Skills
8 15 (5.08%) Retail
9 13 (4.41%) Investment Banking
10 10 (3.39%) Back Office
11 8 (2.71%) Law
12 7 (2.37%) Documentation Skills
12 7 (2.37%) Legal
12 7 (2.37%) Telecoms
13 6 (2.03%) Front Office
13 6 (2.03%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (1.69%) Financial Institution
14 5 (1.69%) Marketing
15 4 (1.36%) General Ledger
16 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.36%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (1.02%) .NET
3 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.68%) Middleware
3 2 (0.68%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.34%) LDAP
4 1 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.34%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 15 (5.08%) Management Information System
2 13 (4.41%) Equities
3 11 (3.73%) Renewable Energy
4 10 (3.39%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.71%) NHS
6 7 (2.37%) PMI
7 6 (2.03%) Market Risk
8 5 (1.69%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.36%) Derivative
9 4 (1.36%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.36%) PKI
10 3 (1.02%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.02%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.68%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.68%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.68%) User Experience
11 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (25.08%) Windows
2 47 (15.93%) Windows 10
3 10 (3.39%) Windows 7
3 10 (3.39%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.71%) Android
5 7 (2.37%) Linux
6 4 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.36%) HPUX
6 4 (1.36%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.34%) Unix
8 1 (0.34%) VMS
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (16.27%) ITIL
3 41 (13.90%) Business Analysis
4 40 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (10.17%) Business Case
7 26 (8.81%) User Stories
8 23 (7.80%) Project Management
9 22 (7.46%) Requirements Gathering
10 20 (6.78%) Risk Management
11 18 (6.10%) GAP Analysis
12 16 (5.42%) Project Delivery
12 16 (5.42%) Waterfall
13 15 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (5.08%) Scrum
13 15 (5.08%) Workshop Facilitation
14 14 (4.75%) Acceptance Criteria
14 14 (4.75%) Change Management
15 13 (4.41%) SDLC
15 13 (4.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.19%) SQL
2 7 (2.37%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.36%) C#
4 3 (1.02%) Python
4 3 (1.02%) VBA
5 2 (0.68%) Java
5 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.68%) R
5 2 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (7.12%) Degree
2 9 (3.05%) PMI Certification
3 7 (2.37%) CBAP
3 7 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.03%) MCSA
4 6 (2.03%) MCSE
4 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.36%) CCENT
5 4 (1.36%) CCNA
5 4 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.36%) ISEB
5 4 (1.36%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.02%) IIBA
6 3 (1.02%) PMP
7 2 (0.68%) CISM
7 2 (0.68%) CISSP
8 1 (0.34%) CISA
8 1 (0.34%) CRISC
8 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.34%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.10%) QA
2 12 (4.07%) SLA
3 11 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (3.39%) PMO
5 8 (2.71%) Basel III
6 7 (2.37%) COBIT
6 7 (2.37%) NIST
7 5 (1.69%) Data Quality
8 3 (1.02%) GDPR
8 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.68%) EMIR
9 2 (0.68%) GRC
9 2 (0.68%) GxP
10 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.34%) GAAP
10 1 (0.34%) IFRS
10 1 (0.34%) MiFID
System Software
1 64 (21.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.68%) XenApp
4 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.75%) SCCM
2 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 3 (1.02%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.02%) Nagios
4 3 (1.02%) SCOM
5 2 (0.68%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.68%) CASB
6 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 58 (19.66%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.10%) ServiceNow
3 16 (5.42%) Citrix
4 13 (4.41%) Cisco
4 13 (4.41%) VMware
5 8 (2.71%) Oracle
6 7 (2.37%) HP
7 6 (2.03%) Apple
8 5 (1.69%) Intapp
8 5 (1.69%) SAP
8 5 (1.69%) Sun
9 4 (1.36%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.36%) FireEye
9 4 (1.36%) Forcepoint
9 4 (1.36%) Google
9 4 (1.36%) LogRhythm
9 4 (1.36%) NetApp
9 4 (1.36%) Qualys
9 4 (1.36%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.36%) Tripwire