Period
to 21 January 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 494 1,649 2,072
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 11.37% 14.10% 13.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.34% 15.07% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 1,107 1,259
Median daily rate £390 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £175 £156 £175
90th Percentile £535 £538 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 130 117
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.88% -7.87%
10th Percentile £9.90 £11.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £37.50 £29.17
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.45
% change year-on-year +9.68% +0.36% -0.35%

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 4,002 10,944 14,965
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.15% 93.56% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,510 6,701 9,134
Median daily rate £450 £438 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +1.74% +2.38%
10th Percentile £213 £205 £250
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +2.70% - +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 576 569
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.41% -7.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.43 £52.60 £51.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +2.86% -2.78%

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 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 2021. 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 -3 212 £375 +7.14% 62
Berkshire 0 127 £375 +2.74% 26
Hampshire -5 115 £408 +0.31% 33
Buckinghamshire -5 75 £400 +10.34% 21
Surrey +2 74 £425 - 8
West Sussex -5 45 £390 -13.33% 11
Kent +3 14 £275 -23.88% 7
East Sussex -6 12 £170 -66.00% 2
Oxfordshire -9 12 £390 +73.33% 15
Home Counties 0 2 £170 -64.21%
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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.

1 102 (20.65%) Security Cleared
2 86 (17.41%) Windows
3 77 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 73 (14.78%) Microsoft
5 73 (14.78%) Finance
6 63 (12.75%) SQL
7 59 (11.94%) Business Analysis
8 58 (11.74%) Oracle
9 57 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 56 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
11 52 (10.53%) Active Directory
12 47 (9.51%) ITIL
13 46 (9.31%) Business Intelligence
14 44 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
14 44 (8.91%) Cybersecurity
14 44 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
15 43 (8.70%) Public Sector
16 42 (8.50%) Microsoft Office
17 40 (8.10%) SAP
18 38 (7.69%) Data Analysis
18 38 (7.69%) Analytics
18 38 (7.69%) User Stories
19 36 (7.29%) JIRA
19 36 (7.29%) ERP
20 35 (7.09%) Firewall
21 34 (6.88%) Requirements Gathering
22 33 (6.68%) SIEM
23 30 (6.07%) Cisco
24 29 (5.87%) 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 15 (3.04%) Confluence
2 8 (1.62%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (0.61%) ArcGIS
3 3 (0.61%) Jadu
3 3 (0.61%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.61%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.40%) CMS
4 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.20%) IIS
5 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (8.50%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.21%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.61%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.61%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.61%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.40%) Maximo
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.20%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.20%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.20%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.67%) Azure
2 21 (4.25%) Power Platform
3 15 (3.04%) Office 365
4 9 (1.82%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.01%) AWS
6 4 (0.81%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.40%) PowerApps
7 2 (0.40%) SaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.20%) BPaaS
8 1 (0.20%) GCP
8 1 (0.20%) IaaS
8 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.20%) PaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.20%) Tricentis Tosca
8 1 (0.20%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.09%) Firewall
2 27 (5.47%) Internet
2 27 (5.47%) Network Security
3 9 (1.82%) DHCP
3 9 (1.82%) VPN
4 8 (1.62%) DNS
4 8 (1.62%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.01%) SSL
7 4 (0.81%) HTTP
7 4 (0.81%) LAN
7 4 (0.81%) Skype
7 4 (0.81%) VLAN
7 4 (0.81%) WAN
8 3 (0.61%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.40%) Broadband
9 2 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.40%) NAS
10 1 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.25%) Power BI
2 9 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (1.42%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.21%) Data Lake
4 6 (1.21%) Tableau
5 5 (1.01%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.81%) Big Data
6 4 (0.81%) GIS
7 3 (0.61%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.40%) OLAP
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.40%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.20%) MySQL
9 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (7.29%) JIRA
2 9 (1.82%) Selenium
3 6 (1.21%) Cucumber
3 6 (1.21%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.81%) Gatling
5 3 (0.61%) JIRA Agile
5 3 (0.61%) Toad
6 2 (0.40%) Postman
7 1 (0.20%) Hudson
7 1 (0.20%) JMeter
7 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.20%) MSI
7 1 (0.20%) NUnit
7 1 (0.20%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 73 (14.78%) Finance
2 43 (8.70%) Public Sector
3 25 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 22 (4.45%) Retail
5 13 (2.63%) Local Government
5 13 (2.63%) Marketing
6 12 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.23%) Automotive
8 10 (2.02%) Electronics
9 5 (1.01%) Publishing
10 4 (0.81%) Banking
10 4 (0.81%) Legal
11 3 (0.61%) Billing
11 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.61%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.61%) Law
12 2 (0.40%) Fire and Rescue
12 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.20%) Advertising
13 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.64%) XML
2 8 (1.62%) HTML
3 7 (1.42%) JSON
3 7 (1.42%) Web Services
4 6 (1.21%) .NET
4 6 (1.21%) EDI
4 6 (1.21%) Middleware
5 5 (1.01%) RESTful
6 4 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.61%) CSS
7 3 (0.61%) CSS3
7 3 (0.61%) HTML5
7 3 (0.61%) Twig
8 2 (0.40%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.20%) ADO
9 1 (0.20%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.20%) LDAP
9 1 (0.20%) SAML
9 1 (0.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 56 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.06%) User Experience
3 22 (4.45%) Security Operations Centre
4 19 (3.85%) NHS
4 19 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.82%) CMDB
7 8 (1.62%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.01%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (1.01%) Digital Signage
9 4 (0.81%) SCADA
9 4 (0.81%) Social Media
10 3 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.40%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.40%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (17.41%) Windows
2 29 (5.87%) Windows 10
3 19 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 11 (2.23%) Linux
5 11 (2.23%) Unix
6 5 (1.01%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.01%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.81%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.40%) Android
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (11.94%) Business Analysis
3 57 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (9.51%) ITIL
5 46 (9.31%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (8.91%) Cybersecurity
6 44 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (7.69%) Analytics
7 38 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 38 (7.69%) User Stories
8 36 (7.29%) ERP
9 34 (6.88%) Requirements Gathering
10 33 (6.68%) SIEM
11 29 (5.87%) Test Scripting
12 28 (5.67%) Migration
12 28 (5.67%) Process Improvement
12 28 (5.67%) Security Operations
13 27 (5.47%) Data Modelling
14 26 (5.26%) Business Case
15 25 (5.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (12.75%) SQL
2 15 (3.04%) C
3 12 (2.43%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.23%) Python
5 10 (2.02%) PL/SQL
6 8 (1.62%) Java
7 7 (1.42%) C#
8 4 (0.81%) PHP
8 4 (0.81%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.81%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.81%) VB
9 1 (0.20%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.20%) C++
9 1 (0.20%) Perl
9 1 (0.20%) R
9 1 (0.20%) Ruby
9 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.20%) VBA
9 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 102 (20.65%) Security Cleared
2 76 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 24 (4.86%) Degree
4 20 (4.05%) ISEB
5 19 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.63%) ISTQB
7 10 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.42%) CISSP
9 7 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.81%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.81%) MCSA
11 3 (0.61%) CCNA
11 3 (0.61%) CISA
11 3 (0.61%) CISM
11 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.61%) MCP
11 3 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.47%) NIST
2 23 (4.66%) NCSC
3 17 (3.44%) QA
4 15 (3.04%) Data Quality
5 14 (2.83%) SLA
6 8 (1.62%) GDPR
7 7 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (1.42%) PMO
8 6 (1.21%) PCI DSS
8 6 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.20%) DICOM
10 1 (0.20%) IFRS
10 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 52 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.81%) vSphere
5 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.20%) Docker
6 1 (0.20%) Firmware
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.20%) NFS
6 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
1 11 (2.23%) SCCM
2 5 (1.01%) AirWatch
2 5 (1.01%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.81%) HP Fortify
3 4 (0.81%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.61%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.40%) QRadar
5 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.20%) Nessus
6 1 (0.20%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.20%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.20%) SCOM
6 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.20%) vRealize
6 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 73 (14.78%) Microsoft
2 58 (11.74%) Oracle
3 40 (8.10%) SAP
4 30 (6.07%) Cisco
5 26 (5.26%) Splunk
6 24 (4.86%) Fortinet
7 22 (4.45%) LogRhythm
8 21 (4.25%) Palo Alto
9 16 (3.24%) VMware
10 13 (2.63%) HP
10 13 (2.63%) Remedy
10 13 (2.63%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.23%) Google
12 10 (2.02%) Hyperion
13 9 (1.82%) Tripwire
14 8 (1.62%) Adobe
15 7 (1.42%) Baan
15 7 (1.42%) Citrix
16 6 (1.21%) Qualys
16 6 (1.21%) Salesforce.com