Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1,800 2,349 2,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.99% 14.26% 14.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.85% 15.10% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,123 1,406 1,566
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £170
90th Percentile £538 £510 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 137 137
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £9.89 £9.54 £10.12
90th Percentile £45.48 £38.75 £29.18
England median hourly rate £15.85 £15.48 £15.72
% change year-on-year +2.39% -1.50% +4.77%

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 13,000 15,556 15,402
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.81% 94.44% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,692 9,333 9,123
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £253 £241
90th Percentile £600 £579 £570
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 651 636
South East median hourly rate £23.88 £20.17 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.37% +12.06% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.35 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.99% -1.87% +1.08%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -4 795 £363 -1.49% 145
Berkshire -6 442 £365 +3.91% 65
Hampshire -3 364 £400 +6.67% 79
Surrey -2 328 £425 - 64
Buckinghamshire +1 270 £400 +15.19% 56
West Sussex -4 141 £400 -3.03% 49
East Sussex +9 115 £460 +11.52% 17
Oxfordshire +3 83 £170 -57.50% 24
Kent -4 33 £325 -13.33% 39
Middlesex -6 3 £500 +37.93% 2
Sussex -8 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 385 (21.39%) Microsoft
2 357 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
3 337 (18.72%) Finance
4 281 (15.61%) SQL
5 274 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
6 273 (15.17%) Windows
7 210 (11.67%) Microsoft Excel
7 210 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 198 (11.00%) Business Analysis
9 181 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
10 177 (9.83%) ITIL
11 166 (9.22%) Microsoft Office
12 158 (8.78%) Active Directory
13 147 (8.17%) Analytics
14 145 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
15 140 (7.78%) Security Cleared
16 134 (7.44%) Office 365
17 133 (7.39%) Test Automation
18 125 (6.94%) SAP
19 124 (6.89%) Data Analysis
20 118 (6.56%) Scrum
21 116 (6.44%) Migration
21 116 (6.44%) Telecoms
22 115 (6.39%) Oracle
23 110 (6.11%) JIRA
24 109 (6.06%) Test Scripting
25 108 (6.00%) Project Management
25 108 (6.00%) User Stories
26 107 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
26 107 (5.94%) QA

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 77 (4.28%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.89%) Confluence
3 48 (2.67%) MS Exchange
4 28 (1.56%) SAS
5 26 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (0.89%) CMS
8 12 (0.67%) IIS
9 8 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.39%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.39%) Documentum
10 7 (0.39%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.33%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.33%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.17%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.11%) Captiva
16 1 (0.056%) Drupal
Applications
1 210 (11.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 166 (9.22%) Microsoft Office
3 79 (4.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.50%) Open Workbench
7 9 (0.50%) SPSS
8 4 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.11%) Windchill
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.78%) SAP MDG
3 12 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
5 9 (0.50%) SAP FI
5 9 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.39%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.39%) SAP HR
8 6 (0.33%) assyst
8 6 (0.33%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.28%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.28%) SAP MM
9 5 (0.28%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.22%) SAP IBP
10 4 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 134 (7.44%) Office 365
2 101 (5.61%) Power Platform
3 90 (5.00%) Azure
4 32 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
5 21 (1.17%) SaaS
6 18 (1.00%) OneDrive
7 16 (0.89%) AWS
8 15 (0.83%) Data Lake Analytics
9 10 (0.56%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 6 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (0.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
11 6 (0.33%) IaaS
11 6 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.28%) PaaS
13 3 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
14 2 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.17%) Firewall
2 31 (1.72%) WAN
3 29 (1.61%) LAN
4 24 (1.33%) Internet
5 23 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 17 (0.94%) VoIP
7 16 (0.89%) Wireless
8 15 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (0.83%) HTTP
8 15 (0.83%) Network Security
8 15 (0.83%) Skype
9 14 (0.78%) DNS
9 14 (0.78%) HTTPS
10 12 (0.67%) NaaS
10 12 (0.67%) VLAN
10 12 (0.67%) VPN
11 11 (0.61%) IPsec
12 10 (0.56%) SMTP
13 9 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (0.44%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (5.61%) Power BI
2 91 (5.06%) SQL Server
3 58 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (1.72%) Big Data
6 27 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
7 26 (1.44%) Data Lake
8 24 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 23 (1.28%) MS Access
9 23 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
9 23 (1.28%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (0.94%) Data Mining
11 17 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (0.78%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 10 (0.56%) DB2
14 10 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
15 8 (0.44%) DTS
15 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 110 (6.11%) JIRA
2 81 (4.50%) Selenium
3 47 (2.61%) Visual Studio
4 42 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 39 (2.17%) WebDriver
6 24 (1.33%) SoapUI
6 24 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 21 (1.17%) SpecFlow
8 17 (0.94%) Git (software)
9 15 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (0.72%) JMeter
11 12 (0.67%) Jenkins
12 10 (0.56%) Toad
13 6 (0.33%) JUnit
13 6 (0.33%) PowerBuilder
13 6 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.33%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.28%) TestRail
15 4 (0.22%) Maven
15 4 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 337 (18.72%) Finance
2 116 (6.44%) Telecoms
3 71 (3.94%) Public Sector
3 71 (3.94%) Retail
4 65 (3.61%) Banking
5 38 (2.11%) Marketing
6 36 (2.00%) Legal
7 33 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 23 (1.28%) Automotive
10 17 (0.94%) General Ledger
11 16 (0.89%) Advertising
12 13 (0.72%) Law
13 11 (0.61%) Billing
14 10 (0.56%) Publishing
15 9 (0.50%) Local Government
16 8 (0.44%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.39%) Back Office
18 6 (0.33%) Electronics
18 6 (0.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (3.83%) .NET
2 36 (2.00%) XML
3 28 (1.56%) HTML
4 23 (1.28%) SOAP
5 22 (1.22%) Web Services
6 14 (0.78%) CSS
6 14 (0.78%) JSON
7 13 (0.72%) RESTful
8 12 (0.67%) ASP.NET
9 11 (0.61%) REST
10 10 (0.56%) AngularJS
10 10 (0.56%) LDAP
11 9 (0.50%) React
12 7 (0.39%) Spring
13 6 (0.33%) D3.js
13 6 (0.33%) HTML5
13 6 (0.33%) Node.js
13 6 (0.33%) SailPoint
14 5 (0.28%) Sass
14 5 (0.28%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 274 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 61 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (1.78%) User Experience
5 24 (1.33%) Data Centre
6 18 (1.00%) NHS
7 16 (0.89%) Driving Licence
8 15 (0.83%) Smart Meter
8 15 (0.83%) Smartphone
9 14 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (0.78%) Virtual Team
10 13 (0.72%) Data Structures
10 13 (0.72%) Life Science
10 13 (0.72%) Private Cloud
11 12 (0.67%) Reference Data
12 11 (0.61%) Taxonomies
13 9 (0.50%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.50%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.44%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.44%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 273 (15.17%) Windows
2 96 (5.33%) Windows 10
3 72 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 69 (3.83%) Windows 7
5 44 (2.44%) Linux
6 42 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (1.94%) Unix
8 30 (1.67%) Android
9 22 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.11%) Windows XP
11 19 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 19 (1.06%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.44%) AIX
13 5 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.22%) OpenVMS
14 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.22%) Solaris
15 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 198 (11.00%) Business Analysis
4 181 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
5 177 (9.83%) ITIL
6 147 (8.17%) Analytics
7 145 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
8 133 (7.39%) Test Automation
9 124 (6.89%) Data Analysis
10 118 (6.56%) Scrum
11 116 (6.44%) Migration
12 109 (6.06%) Test Scripting
13 108 (6.00%) Project Management
13 108 (6.00%) User Stories
14 107 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
15 91 (5.06%) Change Management
16 85 (4.72%) CRM
17 84 (4.67%) Data Modelling
18 77 (4.28%) Information Security
19 73 (4.06%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 281 (15.61%) SQL
2 67 (3.72%) C#
2 67 (3.72%) Java
3 62 (3.44%) Python
4 48 (2.67%) JavaScript
5 42 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 31 (1.72%) R
6 31 (1.72%) VBA
7 24 (1.33%) C
7 24 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 20 (1.11%) PL/SQL
9 11 (0.61%) Bash Shell
9 11 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.44%) Groovy
10 8 (0.44%) VB
10 8 (0.44%) VBScript
11 7 (0.39%) C++
11 7 (0.39%) Perl
11 7 (0.39%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.28%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 140 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 100 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 98 (5.44%) Degree
4 92 (5.11%) ISEB
5 65 (3.61%) ISTQB
6 40 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (1.83%) CCNA
9 26 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 26 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (1.17%) CISSP
11 20 (1.11%) CIMA
12 17 (0.94%) ACCA
12 17 (0.94%) IIBA
12 17 (0.94%) MCSA
13 16 (0.89%) CISM
14 14 (0.78%) MCITP
15 13 (0.72%) CISA
15 13 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
15 13 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.94%) QA
2 82 (4.56%) SLA
3 75 (4.17%) PMO
4 57 (3.17%) Data Quality
5 30 (1.67%) GDPR
6 15 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.44%) NIST
9 6 (0.33%) GxP
10 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.22%) Def Stans
11 4 (0.22%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.17%) Dublin Core
13 1 (0.056%) COBIT
13 1 (0.056%) COSO
13 1 (0.056%) GAMP
13 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.056%) RMADS
System Software
1 158 (8.78%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.94%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.78%) vSphere
5 6 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.33%) XenApp
5 6 (0.33%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.22%) RACF
7 3 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (0.17%) vCloud
7 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.056%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.056%) KVM
9 1 (0.056%) NFS
9 1 (0.056%) Postfix
9 1 (0.056%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.056%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 44 (2.44%) SCCM
2 19 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (1.00%) HP ALM
4 13 (0.72%) SCOM
5 12 (0.67%) WSUS
6 10 (0.56%) Nessus
7 7 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (0.28%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (0.28%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.22%) Control-M
10 4 (0.22%) vRealize
11 3 (0.17%) CSIRT
11 3 (0.17%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.17%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 385 (21.39%) Microsoft
2 125 (6.94%) SAP
3 115 (6.39%) Oracle
4 71 (3.94%) Cisco
5 69 (3.83%) Tableau
6 59 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
6 59 (3.28%) VMware
7 38 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 29 (1.61%) Remedy
9 27 (1.50%) HP
10 26 (1.44%) Apple
10 26 (1.44%) IBM
11 24 (1.33%) Splunk
12 23 (1.28%) Adobe
13 21 (1.17%) Citrix
14 18 (1.00%) Google
15 17 (0.94%) Meraki
16 16 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
17 14 (0.78%) F5
17 14 (0.78%) Qualys