Period
to 29 May 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 29 May 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 991 1,941 2,274
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 13.98% 13.23% 13.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.90% 13.94% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 1,200 1,383
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £538 £530 £519
England median daily rate £405 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -1.22% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 115 119
Median hourly rate £16.13 £15.50 £14.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.03% +10.32% -12.19%
10th Percentile £11.12 £9.64 £9.70
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.13 £35.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.56% +0.40% -3.23%

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 6,649 13,919 15,839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 94.91% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,893 8,337 9,335
Median daily rate £440 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 601 640
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £18.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +21.85% +3.17%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £10.62
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.58%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 0 453 £375 +2.04% 20
Berkshire -2 225 £400 +6.67% 2
Hampshire +3 206 £425 +13.33% 15
Buckinghamshire +2 185 £375 +17.19% 13
Surrey +1 173 £400 -5.88% 11
West Sussex -1 77 £450 +9.09% 5
Oxfordshire +5 43 £350 -3.45% 5
Kent +22 41 £440 +76.00% 3
East Sussex 0 39 £400 -5.88% 6
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 237 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (19.27%) Microsoft
3 159 (16.04%) Windows
4 144 (14.53%) SQL
4 144 (14.53%) Finance
5 135 (13.62%) Business Analysis
6 117 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
7 111 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 109 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
9 106 (10.70%) Active Directory
10 104 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
11 97 (9.79%) Migration
11 97 (9.79%) Analytics
12 91 (9.18%) ITIL
13 85 (8.58%) Security Cleared
14 84 (8.48%) Azure
15 83 (8.38%) Data Modelling
16 82 (8.27%) Oracle
17 77 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
18 72 (7.27%) Requirements Gathering
19 71 (7.16%) User Acceptance Testing
20 68 (6.86%) SC Cleared
21 67 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
21 67 (6.76%) JIRA
22 64 (6.46%) Windows 10
23 62 (6.26%) User Stories
24 60 (6.05%) Power BI
24 60 (6.05%) Power Platform
25 58 (5.85%) Scrum
26 57 (5.75%) Data Analysis

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 26 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.42%) Confluence
3 10 (1.01%) SAS
4 9 (0.91%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.71%) IIS
6 6 (0.61%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.50%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.40%) Documentum
9 3 (0.30%) CMS
10 2 (0.20%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 104 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (3.43%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.20%) SPSS
7 2 (0.20%) Windchill
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 12 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
5 11 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.71%) SAP HR
7 6 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.50%) Oracle ASCP
8 5 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.50%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 5 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.30%) assyst
10 3 (0.30%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 84 (8.48%) Azure
2 60 (6.05%) Power Platform
3 55 (5.55%) Office 365
4 25 (2.52%) AWS
5 14 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (1.11%) Data Lake Analytics
7 6 (0.61%) SaaS
8 5 (0.50%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 4 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.40%) G Suite
10 3 (0.30%) GCP
10 3 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.20%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.20%) IaaS
11 2 (0.20%) PaaS
11 2 (0.20%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.20%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.22%) Firewall
2 15 (1.51%) WAN
3 13 (1.31%) DNS
3 13 (1.31%) LAN
4 11 (1.11%) Internet
5 10 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.01%) VoIP
6 9 (0.91%) VPN
7 8 (0.81%) DHCP
7 8 (0.81%) Intranet
7 8 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (0.61%) Skype
9 5 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (0.40%) BGP
10 4 (0.40%) HTTP
10 4 (0.40%) MPLS
10 4 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.30%) SSL
11 3 (0.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (6.05%) Power BI
2 33 (3.33%) Data Lake
3 32 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 28 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (1.92%) Big Data
5 19 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
5 19 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.41%) SAP BW
7 11 (1.11%) Data Mining
7 11 (1.11%) OLAP
8 10 (1.01%) Essbase
8 10 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (0.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 8 (0.81%) DB2
10 8 (0.81%) MySQL
11 7 (0.71%) DB2 UDB
11 7 (0.71%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 67 (6.76%) JIRA
2 34 (3.43%) Selenium
3 20 (2.02%) Visual Studio
4 15 (1.51%) Cucumber
5 11 (1.11%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.81%) SoapUI
6 8 (0.81%) WebDriver
7 7 (0.71%) Ant
7 7 (0.71%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.61%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.50%) JUnit
9 5 (0.50%) PowerBuilder
9 5 (0.50%) Toad
10 4 (0.40%) JMeter
11 3 (0.30%) Gatling
11 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.20%) PyCharm
12 2 (0.20%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.10%) REST Assured
13 1 (0.10%) TestCafe
General
1 144 (14.53%) Finance
2 56 (5.65%) Public Sector
3 41 (4.14%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.03%) Retail
5 24 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 22 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.02%) Marketing
8 16 (1.61%) Billing
9 14 (1.41%) Banking
9 14 (1.41%) Legal
10 13 (1.31%) Automotive
11 12 (1.21%) Back Office
11 12 (1.21%) Law
12 6 (0.61%) Local Government
13 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.40%) Advertising
14 4 (0.40%) Police
15 3 (0.30%) German Language
15 3 (0.30%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.30%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.62%) XML
2 15 (1.51%) HTML
2 15 (1.51%) SailPoint
3 14 (1.41%) SOAP
4 12 (1.21%) .NET
4 12 (1.21%) Web Services
5 9 (0.91%) LDAP
6 8 (0.81%) AngularJS
6 8 (0.81%) JSP
6 8 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (0.81%) Servlets
7 5 (0.50%) Electron Framework
7 5 (0.50%) Node.js
8 4 (0.40%) EDI
8 4 (0.40%) JMS
8 4 (0.40%) Spring
9 3 (0.30%) JSON
9 3 (0.30%) Middleware
9 3 (0.30%) RESTful
10 2 (0.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 117 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.14%) Management Information System
3 29 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (2.42%) Data Structures
5 16 (1.61%) NHS
5 16 (1.61%) User Experience
6 10 (1.01%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.01%) Mainframe
7 9 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
7 9 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 9 (0.91%) Taxonomies
8 7 (0.71%) e-Learning
9 5 (0.50%) EPoS
9 5 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.50%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
10 4 (0.40%) Pricing Data
10 4 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 159 (16.04%) Windows
2 64 (6.46%) Windows 10
3 42 (4.24%) Windows Server
4 34 (3.43%) Windows 7
5 30 (3.03%) Linux
6 27 (2.72%) Unix
7 15 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.81%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.71%) AIX
12 7 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.40%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.30%) Android
14 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.30%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.20%) Solaris
15 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (13.62%) Business Analysis
3 111 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 109 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
5 97 (9.79%) Analytics
5 97 (9.79%) Migration
6 91 (9.18%) ITIL
7 83 (8.38%) Data Modelling
8 77 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
9 72 (7.27%) Requirements Gathering
10 71 (7.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 62 (6.26%) User Stories
12 58 (5.85%) Scrum
13 57 (5.75%) Data Analysis
14 56 (5.65%) Change Management
14 56 (5.65%) Use Case
15 54 (5.45%) Data Migration
16 53 (5.35%) Workshop Facilitation
17 50 (5.05%) Test Scripting
18 47 (4.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 144 (14.53%) SQL
2 37 (3.73%) Python
3 27 (2.72%) Java
4 25 (2.52%) C#
5 21 (2.12%) JavaScript
6 18 (1.82%) C
6 18 (1.82%) PowerShell
7 12 (1.21%) R
7 12 (1.21%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.11%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.11%) VBA
9 10 (1.01%) Scala
10 8 (0.81%) BeanShell
11 7 (0.71%) Bourne shell
11 7 (0.71%) Korn
11 7 (0.71%) Perl
11 7 (0.71%) VB
12 6 (0.61%) PHP
12 6 (0.61%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.50%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 85 (8.58%) Security Cleared
2 68 (6.86%) SC Cleared
3 55 (5.55%) Degree
4 39 (3.94%) ISEB
5 17 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 16 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (1.11%) Master's Degree
9 10 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.91%) A+ Certification
10 9 (0.91%) MCP
11 6 (0.61%) CCNA
11 6 (0.61%) MCSA
12 5 (0.50%) CCNP
12 5 (0.50%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.50%) IIBA
12 5 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.55%) SLA
2 34 (3.43%) QA
3 26 (2.62%) PMO
4 16 (1.61%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.91%) GDPR
6 9 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.40%) IFRS
11 3 (0.30%) NIST
12 2 (0.20%) COBIT
13 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.10%) HL7
13 1 (0.10%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.10%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 106 (10.70%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.71%) RACF
5 4 (0.40%) vSphere
5 4 (0.40%) XenApp
6 3 (0.30%) HDFS
6 3 (0.30%) UAG
6 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) Snort
8 1 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.10%) Firmware
8 1 (0.10%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (1.21%) SCCM
2 9 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.71%) Ansible
3 7 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (0.71%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.40%) IBM BigFix
4 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.40%) Terraform
4 4 (0.40%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.30%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.30%) QRadar
6 2 (0.20%) EnCase
6 2 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.20%) PowerCLI
6 2 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 191 (19.27%) Microsoft
2 82 (8.27%) Oracle
3 55 (5.55%) SAP
4 32 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (2.72%) VMware
6 22 (2.22%) Remedy
7 20 (2.02%) ServiceNow
8 18 (1.82%) Tableau
9 16 (1.61%) Citrix
10 12 (1.21%) Apple
10 12 (1.21%) Workday
11 10 (1.01%) Databricks
11 10 (1.01%) HP
12 9 (0.91%) Cisco
12 9 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
13 8 (0.81%) Adobe
13 8 (0.81%) Google
13 8 (0.81%) McAfee
13 8 (0.81%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.81%) Splunk