Period
to 19 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1,978 2,379 2,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.19% 13.96% 14.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.91% 14.75% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,220 1,421 1,471
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £200 £204 £179
90th Percentile £525 £506 £500
England median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 136 157
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -8.40% +5.53%
10th Percentile £9.64 £10.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £41.33 £42.75 £28.00
England median hourly rate £15.45 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.28% -1.61% +3.33%

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 14,215 16,125 15,173
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.62% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,436 9,549 8,751
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.91% +2.25%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £244
90th Percentile £600 £582 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 689 739
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +8.57% -10.83%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% -2.63%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in the South East

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in the South East

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in the South East

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor 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 19 July 2019. 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 0 925 £375 +4.17% 196
Berkshire -1 532 £375 - 84
Hampshire -5 379 £375 -3.97% 79
Surrey 0 332 £425 +2.16% 70
Buckinghamshire +1 303 £375 +15.38% 75
West Sussex 0 144 £400 -3.03% 35
East Sussex +5 127 £425 +21.43% 21
Oxfordshire +11 90 £325 -18.75% 37
Kent -15 36 £280 -22.76% 42
Middlesex -7 5 £550 +100.00%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £485 -
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 421 (21.28%) Finance
2 419 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
3 327 (16.53%) Microsoft
4 295 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
5 279 (14.11%) SQL
6 251 (12.69%) Windows
7 244 (12.34%) Business Analysis
8 242 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 235 (11.88%) Microsoft Excel
10 186 (9.40%) ITIL
11 185 (9.35%) Microsoft Office
12 171 (8.65%) Active Directory
13 164 (8.29%) Analytics
14 144 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
15 138 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
16 134 (6.77%) Test Automation
17 133 (6.72%) Telecoms
18 132 (6.67%) Scrum
19 130 (6.57%) SAP
19 130 (6.57%) Security Cleared
19 130 (6.57%) JIRA
20 129 (6.52%) Project Management
21 127 (6.42%) Oracle
22 123 (6.22%) Degree
22 123 (6.22%) Data Analysis
23 120 (6.07%) User Stories
24 118 (5.97%) SDLC
25 117 (5.92%) Office 365
26 116 (5.86%) Migration
26 116 (5.86%) Change Management

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 74 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 43 (2.17%) Confluence
3 40 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 37 (1.87%) CMS
5 24 (1.21%) SAS
6 19 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (0.66%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (0.51%) IIS
9 10 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.35%) Documentum
12 6 (0.30%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.25%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.25%) Drupal
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.15%) FileNet
15 3 (0.15%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.10%) Apache
Applications
1 235 (11.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 185 (9.35%) Microsoft Office
3 96 (4.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 67 (3.39%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.40%) Open Workbench
8 7 (0.35%) SPSS
9 2 (0.10%) Mathcad
9 2 (0.10%) Simulink
9 2 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.10%) Windchill
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.051%) Stata
Business Applications
1 27 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.91%) NetSuite
3 17 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 9 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
6 9 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.40%) Markit EDM
8 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.30%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.30%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.30%) SAP HR
10 5 (0.25%) Eloqua
10 5 (0.25%) SAP MM
10 5 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.25%) SAP SD
11 4 (0.20%) HFM
11 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.20%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 117 (5.92%) Office 365
2 77 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (3.29%) Power Platform
4 48 (2.43%) Dynamics 365
5 34 (1.72%) Google Analytics
6 19 (0.96%) SaaS
7 18 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (0.91%) OneDrive
8 15 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 8 (0.40%) G Suite
11 7 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
11 7 (0.35%) IaaS
11 7 (0.35%) PaaS
12 6 (0.30%) Google Sheets
12 6 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
12 6 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.30%) Yammer
13 5 (0.25%) Apigee
13 5 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.42%) WAN
2 25 (1.26%) Firewall
3 23 (1.16%) Internet
4 21 (1.06%) LAN
5 19 (0.96%) Skype
6 13 (0.66%) FTP
7 12 (0.61%) Network Security
8 11 (0.56%) VoIP
9 10 (0.51%) DNS
9 10 (0.51%) Wireless
10 9 (0.46%) Ethernet
10 9 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.40%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.30%) DHCP
12 6 (0.30%) HTTP
12 6 (0.30%) Intranet
12 6 (0.30%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.30%) VPN
13 5 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (3.24%) Power BI
4 31 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
5 24 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
6 22 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 20 (1.01%) Big Data
8 19 (0.96%) Data Mining
8 19 (0.96%) Relational Database
9 18 (0.91%) MS Access
10 16 (0.81%) DB2
11 15 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.40%) MySQL
14 7 (0.35%) Essbase
14 7 (0.35%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (0.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 7 (0.35%) Oracle Discoverer
14 7 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 130 (6.57%) JIRA
2 83 (4.20%) Selenium
3 40 (2.02%) WebDriver
4 36 (1.82%) Cucumber
5 34 (1.72%) SpecFlow
6 27 (1.37%) Visual Studio
7 21 (1.06%) SoapUI
8 18 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (0.86%) JMeter
9 17 (0.86%) Toad
10 14 (0.71%) Git (software)
10 14 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.40%) JUnit
11 8 (0.40%) PowerBuilder
11 8 (0.40%) PVCS
12 6 (0.30%) HP UFT
12 6 (0.30%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.25%) Ant
13 5 (0.25%) MSTest
13 5 (0.25%) NUnit
General
1 421 (21.28%) Finance
2 133 (6.72%) Telecoms
3 112 (5.66%) Retail
4 73 (3.69%) Banking
5 38 (1.92%) Marketing
5 38 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 36 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.37%) Legal
8 23 (1.16%) Billing
9 21 (1.06%) Automotive
10 13 (0.66%) Back Office
10 13 (0.66%) General Ledger
10 13 (0.66%) Publishing
11 12 (0.61%) French Language
12 9 (0.46%) German Language
12 9 (0.46%) Law
13 8 (0.40%) Advertising
13 8 (0.40%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.35%) Online Betting
14 7 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (2.83%) .NET
2 46 (2.33%) XML
3 31 (1.57%) HTML
4 30 (1.52%) Web Services
5 22 (1.11%) RESTful
6 20 (1.01%) SOAP
7 15 (0.76%) JSON
8 14 (0.71%) ASP.NET
8 14 (0.71%) CSS
9 12 (0.61%) React
10 11 (0.56%) Spring
11 10 (0.51%) LDAP
11 10 (0.51%) REST
12 9 (0.46%) HTML5
13 7 (0.35%) CSS3
13 7 (0.35%) Gherkin
13 7 (0.35%) Node.js
14 6 (0.30%) D3.js
14 6 (0.30%) OAuth
14 6 (0.30%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 295 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 74 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (1.62%) User Experience
5 26 (1.31%) Data Centre
6 24 (1.21%) Data Structures
7 20 (1.01%) Life Science
7 20 (1.01%) Virtual Team
8 19 (0.96%) CMDB
9 18 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (0.86%) NHS
11 16 (0.81%) Driving Licence
12 15 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
13 14 (0.71%) Taxonomies
14 12 (0.61%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.56%) Mainframe
16 10 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
16 10 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.46%) Reference Data
17 9 (0.46%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 251 (12.69%) Windows
2 87 (4.40%) Windows 10
3 68 (3.44%) Windows Server
4 44 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 41 (2.07%) Linux
6 35 (1.77%) Unix
7 29 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (1.06%) Android
9 20 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.56%) AIX
11 9 (0.46%) OpenVMS
12 8 (0.40%) Solaris
12 8 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.30%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (12.34%) Business Analysis
3 242 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 186 (9.40%) ITIL
5 164 (8.29%) Analytics
6 144 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
7 138 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 134 (6.77%) Test Automation
9 132 (6.67%) Scrum
10 129 (6.52%) Project Management
11 123 (6.22%) Data Analysis
12 120 (6.07%) User Stories
13 118 (5.97%) SDLC
14 116 (5.86%) Change Management
14 116 (5.86%) Migration
15 110 (5.56%) CRM
16 105 (5.31%) Test Scripting
17 101 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
18 97 (4.90%) Data Modelling
18 97 (4.90%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 279 (14.11%) SQL
2 78 (3.94%) Java
3 73 (3.69%) C#
4 40 (2.02%) JavaScript
4 40 (2.02%) Python
5 29 (1.47%) PL/SQL
6 26 (1.31%) C
6 26 (1.31%) PowerShell
7 24 (1.21%) VBA
8 23 (1.16%) R
9 21 (1.06%) VB
10 19 (0.96%) T-SQL
11 11 (0.56%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.46%) C++
13 7 (0.35%) Fortran
13 7 (0.35%) Groovy
13 7 (0.35%) Perl
13 7 (0.35%) VBScript
14 5 (0.25%) PHP
14 5 (0.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 130 (6.57%) Security Cleared
2 123 (6.22%) Degree
3 111 (5.61%) ISEB
4 91 (4.60%) SC Cleared
5 73 (3.69%) ISTQB
6 37 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 23 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (0.96%) CISSP
10 17 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (0.81%) CCNA
11 16 (0.81%) CIMA
12 15 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
13 14 (0.71%) ACCA
14 13 (0.66%) CISM
15 10 (0.51%) MCSA
16 9 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.46%) PMP
16 9 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.85%) PMO
2 95 (4.80%) QA
3 73 (3.69%) SLA
4 68 (3.44%) Data Quality
5 30 (1.52%) GDPR
6 25 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.76%) NIST
7 15 (0.76%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.40%) Dublin Core
8 8 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.35%) GxP
10 4 (0.20%) COBIT
11 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.10%) GAMP
11 2 (0.10%) GMP
11 2 (0.10%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.051%) GAAP
12 1 (0.051%) IFRS
12 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 171 (8.65%) Active Directory
2 32 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.11%) vSphere
5 16 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.81%) XenApp
5 16 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.25%) RACF
7 4 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.15%) vCloud
9 2 (0.10%) Firmware
9 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.051%) BIND 9
10 1 (0.051%) Docker
10 1 (0.051%) KVM
10 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.051%) NFS
10 1 (0.051%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 35 (1.77%) SCCM
2 23 (1.16%) HP ALM
3 16 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.56%) vRealize
5 10 (0.51%) Tivoli
6 9 (0.46%) SCOM
7 8 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.35%) Control-M
8 7 (0.35%) WSUS
9 6 (0.30%) Ansible
9 6 (0.30%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.20%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.20%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.20%) Nessus
11 3 (0.15%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.15%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.10%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 327 (16.53%) Microsoft
2 130 (6.57%) SAP
3 127 (6.42%) Oracle
4 67 (3.39%) Tableau
5 59 (2.98%) VMware
6 57 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
7 54 (2.73%) Google
8 49 (2.48%) Citrix
9 43 (2.17%) Cisco
10 41 (2.07%) HP
11 32 (1.62%) IBM
12 31 (1.57%) ServiceNow
13 26 (1.31%) Remedy
14 21 (1.06%) JD Edwards
15 19 (0.96%) Apple
16 18 (0.91%) Workday
17 16 (0.81%) Adobe
18 15 (0.76%) MicroStrategy
19 14 (0.71%) Ariba
20 13 (0.66%) Informatica