Period
to 15 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 August 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 > South East
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 560 1,888 2,381
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 11.93% 12.89% 14.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.78% 13.65% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 1,176 1,415
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £168 £195 £200
90th Percentile £538 £528 £513
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 109 140
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +12.07% -9.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.93 £9.61
90th Percentile £43.25 £45.40 £38.10
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.30
% change year-on-year +12.90% +1.31% -1.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 4,383 13,828 15,846
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.37% 94.38% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,536 8,185 9,379
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £206 £250 £258
90th Percentile £613 £600 £580
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 603 676
Median hourly rate £27.25 £23.50 £18.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.96% +24.04% +6.61%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.77 £10.90
90th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £27.42 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +37.11% +8.11% -

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the South East

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Analyst in the South East

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in the South East

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in the South East

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the South East

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Thames Valley -7 214 £400 +8.84% 27
Hampshire +2 145 £410 +9.33% 22
Surrey +2 119 £400 -5.88% 10
Berkshire -2 118 £400 +6.67% 11
Buckinghamshire -6 80 £388 +3.33% 11
West Sussex -5 36 £400 -2.44% 3
Kent +14 25 £440 +35.38% 11
East Sussex -2 18 £325 -23.53% 4
Oxfordshire 0 16 £390 +41.82% 5
Analyst
England

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 South East region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 119 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (18.57%) Finance
3 96 (17.14%) Windows
4 86 (15.36%) Microsoft
5 85 (15.18%) Business Analysis
6 81 (14.46%) SQL
7 74 (13.21%) Security Cleared
8 67 (11.96%) Microsoft Office
9 66 (11.79%) Business Intelligence
10 62 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
11 61 (10.89%) Active Directory
12 55 (9.82%) Oracle
12 55 (9.82%) SC Cleared
13 52 (9.29%) Microsoft Excel
13 52 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 49 (8.75%) Migration
15 48 (8.57%) Requirements Gathering
16 47 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
16 47 (8.39%) ITIL
16 47 (8.39%) JIRA
17 43 (7.68%) Public Sector
18 39 (6.96%) Windows 10
19 38 (6.79%) Data Analysis
20 36 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
21 35 (6.25%) SAP
22 34 (6.07%) Analytics
23 33 (5.89%) Power BI
23 33 (5.89%) Power Platform
23 33 (5.89%) SLA
23 33 (5.89%) Test Scripting

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (2.14%) Confluence
2 10 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.07%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.71%) ArcGIS
4 4 (0.71%) IIS
4 4 (0.71%) SAS
4 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.18%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.18%) nginx
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 67 (11.96%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (9.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (3.93%) MS Visio
4 19 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.36%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.36%) Windchill
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (3.04%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.96%) Oracle General Ledger
3 10 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.07%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.89%) Oracle ASCP
6 5 (0.89%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.89%) Oracle Manufacturing
6 5 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.54%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.36%) assyst
9 2 (0.36%) FastStats
9 2 (0.36%) Maximo
9 2 (0.36%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.36%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.89%) Power Platform
2 31 (5.54%) Azure
3 24 (4.29%) Office 365
4 8 (1.43%) AWS
5 6 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.54%) SaaS
8 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.36%) G Suite
8 2 (0.36%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.18%) GCP
9 1 (0.18%) GitHub
9 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.18%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.04%) Firewall
2 12 (2.14%) DNS
3 9 (1.61%) DHCP
4 8 (1.43%) LAN
4 8 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.43%) WAN
5 7 (1.25%) Internet
5 7 (1.25%) VPN
6 5 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (0.71%) Intranet
7 4 (0.71%) Skype
7 4 (0.71%) VoIP
8 3 (0.54%) HTTP
8 3 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.54%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.36%) IPsec
9 2 (0.36%) SSL
9 2 (0.36%) Tactical Data Link
9 2 (0.36%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.89%) Power BI
2 16 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.43%) Data Lake
5 8 (1.43%) Essbase
6 7 (1.25%) MySQL
7 6 (1.07%) DB2
7 6 (1.07%) DB2 UDB
7 6 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.71%) Big Data
9 4 (0.71%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.71%) MS Access
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle Smart View
10 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.54%) QlikView
10 3 (0.54%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (8.39%) JIRA
2 19 (3.39%) Selenium
3 7 (1.25%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.07%) Ant
4 6 (1.07%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.89%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.71%) JUnit
6 4 (0.71%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.54%) Gatling
7 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.36%) REST Assured
8 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.36%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.18%) JMeter
9 1 (0.18%) MSI
9 1 (0.18%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.18%) PVCS
9 1 (0.18%) TestRail
9 1 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 104 (18.57%) Finance
2 43 (7.68%) Public Sector
3 26 (4.64%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.29%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.86%) Marketing
6 12 (2.14%) Back Office
6 12 (2.14%) Retail
7 11 (1.96%) Legal
8 9 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.43%) Billing
10 6 (1.07%) Banking
10 6 (1.07%) Electronics
10 6 (1.07%) Law
11 4 (0.71%) Automotive
11 4 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.54%) German Language
12 3 (0.54%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.54%) Local Government
12 3 (0.54%) Police
13 2 (0.36%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.04%) XML
2 14 (2.50%) HTML
2 14 (2.50%) SailPoint
3 9 (1.61%) SOAP
4 8 (1.43%) LDAP
5 7 (1.25%) AngularJS
5 7 (1.25%) JSON
5 7 (1.25%) JSP
5 7 (1.25%) Servlets
5 7 (1.25%) Web Services
6 6 (1.07%) .NET
6 6 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.71%) EDI
7 4 (0.71%) Electron Framework
7 4 (0.71%) Middleware
7 4 (0.71%) Node.js
8 3 (0.54%) RESTful
9 2 (0.36%) JMS
9 2 (0.36%) Spring
10 1 (0.18%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.14%) Data Structures
4 11 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (1.43%) CMDB
5 8 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (1.43%) NHS
6 7 (1.25%) e-Learning
6 7 (1.25%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.07%) Augmented Reality
8 5 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (0.89%) Data Centre
8 5 (0.89%) Reference Data
8 5 (0.89%) User Experience
9 4 (0.71%) EPoS
9 4 (0.71%) Life Science
9 4 (0.71%) Pricing Data
9 4 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.54%) PKI
10 3 (0.54%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 96 (17.14%) Windows
2 39 (6.96%) Windows 10
3 22 (3.93%) Windows 7
4 20 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.86%) Linux
6 13 (2.32%) Unix
7 9 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.25%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.71%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.36%) AIX
12 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.36%) Solaris
12 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (15.18%) Business Analysis
3 66 (11.79%) Business Intelligence
4 52 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (8.75%) Migration
6 48 (8.57%) Requirements Gathering
7 47 (8.39%) ITIL
7 47 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
8 38 (6.79%) Data Analysis
9 36 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 34 (6.07%) Analytics
11 33 (5.89%) Test Scripting
12 30 (5.36%) User Stories
13 28 (5.00%) Data Modelling
13 28 (5.00%) ERP
14 27 (4.82%) Change Management
14 27 (4.82%) Waterfall
15 25 (4.46%) Scrum
16 23 (4.11%) Information Security
16 23 (4.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (14.46%) SQL
2 24 (4.29%) Java
3 23 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 17 (3.04%) C#
5 15 (2.68%) PowerShell
6 14 (2.50%) Python
7 10 (1.79%) C
8 9 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.43%) VBA
10 7 (1.25%) BeanShell
10 7 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.07%) Bourne shell
11 6 (1.07%) Korn
11 6 (1.07%) Perl
11 6 (1.07%) VB
12 5 (0.89%) PHP
13 4 (0.71%) R
14 3 (0.54%) Scala
15 2 (0.36%) Java 8
15 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 55 (9.82%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.18%) Degree
4 23 (4.11%) ISEB
5 14 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.50%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.89%) MCSA
9 4 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.36%) CCNA
11 2 (0.36%) CEH
11 2 (0.36%) CISM
11 2 (0.36%) CISSP
11 2 (0.36%) GIAC
11 2 (0.36%) HND
11 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.89%) SLA
2 17 (3.04%) Data Quality
3 16 (2.86%) QA
4 15 (2.68%) PMO
5 10 (1.79%) GDPR
6 7 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.07%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.71%) NIST
10 2 (0.36%) COBIT
10 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 61 (10.89%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.07%) RACF
5 3 (0.54%) UAG
6 2 (0.36%) Snort
7 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.18%) Firmware
7 1 (0.18%) HDFS
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (2.50%) SCCM
2 7 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.54%) Ansible
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.36%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.36%) PowerCLI
4 2 (0.36%) SCOM
4 2 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.36%) Terraform
4 2 (0.36%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.36%) WSUS
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 86 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 55 (9.82%) Oracle
3 35 (6.25%) SAP
4 17 (3.04%) Remedy
5 15 (2.68%) VMware
6 13 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.14%) Citrix
8 11 (1.96%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.43%) Tableau
10 7 (1.25%) Adobe
10 7 (1.25%) Workday
11 6 (1.07%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.89%) Ariba
12 5 (0.89%) HP
13 4 (0.71%) Apple
13 4 (0.71%) Cisco
13 4 (0.71%) Snow
14 3 (0.54%) Alteryx
14 3 (0.54%) Databricks
14 3 (0.54%) Palo Alto