Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 379 1,806 2,339
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 10.68% 13.12% 14.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.49% 14.00% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 1,138 1,399
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £163 £163 £197
90th Percentile £525 £538 £510
England median daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 123 140
Median hourly rate £21.05 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.56% +10.34% -9.38%
10th Percentile £10.67 £10.00 £9.36
90th Percentile £51.75 £44.20 £38.75
England median hourly rate £16.23 £15.85 £15.48
% change year-on-year +2.40% +2.39% -1.32%

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 3,298 12,900 15,539
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.95% 93.74% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,946 7,625 9,305
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £209 £225 £254
90th Percentile £619 £600 £580
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 617 652
Median hourly rate £31.50 £23.41 £20.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.56% +16.83% +11.32%
10th Percentile £10.99 £11.73 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £63.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% +11.11% -3.74%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -3 154 £410 +13.10% 51
Hampshire -4 112 £410 +5.13% 25
Berkshire +2 92 £425 +16.44% 23
Surrey +3 67 £400 -5.88% 16
Buckinghamshire -5 52 £388 -3.13% 19
West Sussex -7 21 £325 -17.72% 13
East Sussex -5 11 £350 -26.32% 6
Oxfordshire +1 10 £390 +126.09% 9
Kent +6 7 £338 +3.85% 17
Home Counties - 1 £170 -
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 80 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (19.26%) Security Cleared
3 67 (17.68%) Finance
4 65 (17.15%) Business Analysis
5 61 (16.09%) Microsoft
6 59 (15.57%) SQL
7 55 (14.51%) Windows
8 54 (14.25%) SC Cleared
9 46 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 46 (12.14%) Oracle
10 45 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
11 44 (11.61%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (10.03%) Microsoft Excel
13 37 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
14 36 (9.50%) Requirements Gathering
15 35 (9.23%) ITIL
16 33 (8.71%) Active Directory
17 31 (8.18%) JIRA
18 29 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
18 29 (7.65%) Public Sector
19 28 (7.39%) User Stories
19 28 (7.39%) ERP
20 26 (6.86%) SAP
21 25 (6.60%) Analytics
22 24 (6.33%) Migration
22 24 (6.33%) Telecoms
22 24 (6.33%) Degree
23 23 (6.07%) Test Scripting
23 23 (6.07%) Process Improvement
24 22 (5.80%) Test Automation

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 11 (2.90%) Confluence
2 10 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.06%) ArcGIS
4 3 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.79%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.53%) IIS
5 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (10.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (4.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (4.22%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (1.06%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.53%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (2.11%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.53%) Maximo
5 2 (0.53%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.53%) SmartPlant
6 1 (0.26%) assyst
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.26%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.54%) Power Platform
2 16 (4.22%) Azure
3 12 (3.17%) Office 365
4 4 (1.06%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.79%) AWS
5 3 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.79%) SaaS
6 2 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.53%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.26%) BPaaS
7 1 (0.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
7 1 (0.26%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.90%) Firewall
2 9 (2.37%) DHCP
2 9 (2.37%) DNS
3 7 (1.85%) VPN
4 6 (1.58%) Internet
5 5 (1.32%) Skype
5 5 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.06%) LAN
6 4 (1.06%) WAN
7 3 (0.79%) HTTP
7 3 (0.79%) SSL
7 3 (0.79%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.53%) Broadband
8 2 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.53%) SAN
8 2 (0.53%) Tactical Data Link
8 2 (0.53%) VLAN
9 1 (0.26%) RIP
9 1 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.54%) Power BI
2 11 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.85%) Essbase
5 6 (1.58%) Tableau
6 4 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.79%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.79%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.79%) MySQL
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle Smart View
7 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.53%) DB2
8 2 (0.53%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (0.53%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.53%) MS Access
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.53%) QlikView
9 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 31 (8.18%) JIRA
2 11 (2.90%) Selenium
3 8 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.85%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.58%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.79%) Gatling
8 2 (0.53%) Ant
8 2 (0.53%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.53%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.26%) Hudson
9 1 (0.26%) JMeter
9 1 (0.26%) JUnit
9 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.26%) MSI
9 1 (0.26%) NUnit
9 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.26%) WebDriver
General
1 67 (17.68%) Finance
2 29 (7.65%) Public Sector
3 24 (6.33%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.96%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.69%) Retail
6 10 (2.64%) Marketing
7 7 (1.85%) Local Government
8 6 (1.58%) Electronics
9 5 (1.32%) Legal
10 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.53%) Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Automotive
12 1 (0.26%) Back Office
12 1 (0.26%) Games
12 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.26%) Police
12 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.22%) XML
2 9 (2.37%) HTML
3 8 (2.11%) .NET
4 7 (1.85%) JSON
5 6 (1.58%) Web Services
6 5 (1.32%) Middleware
7 4 (1.06%) EDI
7 4 (1.06%) LDAP
7 4 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.53%) JSP
8 2 (0.53%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.53%) Servlets
8 2 (0.53%) SOAP
8 2 (0.53%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.26%) Electron Framework
9 1 (0.26%) OLE
9 1 (0.26%) SAML
9 1 (0.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.01%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.90%) NHS
4 9 (2.37%) CMDB
5 6 (1.58%) Augmented Reality
5 6 (1.58%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.58%) e-Learning
6 5 (1.32%) Life Science
6 5 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.06%) EPoS
7 4 (1.06%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.79%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.79%) Digital Signage
8 3 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.79%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (0.79%) User Experience
9 2 (0.53%) FMCG
9 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.51%) Windows
2 15 (3.96%) Windows 10
2 15 (3.96%) Windows Server
3 13 (3.43%) Unix
4 12 (3.17%) Linux
5 9 (2.37%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.53%) AIX
7 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Android
8 1 (0.26%) Solaris
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (17.15%) Business Analysis
3 46 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (11.61%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (9.50%) Requirements Gathering
7 35 (9.23%) ITIL
8 28 (7.39%) ERP
8 28 (7.39%) User Stories
9 25 (6.60%) Analytics
10 24 (6.33%) Migration
11 23 (6.07%) Process Improvement
11 23 (6.07%) Test Scripting
12 22 (5.80%) Data Analysis
12 22 (5.80%) Data Modelling
12 22 (5.80%) Test Automation
13 20 (5.28%) Workshop Facilitation
14 19 (5.01%) Waterfall
15 18 (4.75%) Incident Management
16 17 (4.49%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 59 (15.57%) SQL
2 14 (3.69%) C
2 14 (3.69%) JavaScript
3 13 (3.43%) C#
4 11 (2.90%) Java
4 11 (2.90%) PL/SQL
5 9 (2.37%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.32%) Python
6 5 (1.32%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.79%) Perl
8 2 (0.53%) BeanShell
8 2 (0.53%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.53%) Korn
8 2 (0.53%) PHP
8 2 (0.53%) VBA
9 1 (0.26%) C++
9 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.26%) VB
9 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 73 (19.26%) Security Cleared
2 54 (14.25%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.33%) Degree
4 17 (4.49%) ISEB
5 10 (2.64%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.37%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.32%) CISSP
8 5 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.06%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.06%) MCSA
9 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.79%) CISA
10 3 (0.79%) CISM
10 3 (0.79%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.79%) MCSE
11 2 (0.53%) CBAP
11 2 (0.53%) CCENT
11 2 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.49%) Data Quality
2 12 (3.17%) QA
3 11 (2.90%) SLA
4 10 (2.64%) GDPR
5 8 (2.11%) PMO
6 6 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (1.32%) PCI DSS
8 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.79%) NIST
10 2 (0.53%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 33 (8.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.06%) vSphere
4 3 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.53%) RACF
6 1 (0.26%) Docker
6 1 (0.26%) Firmware
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.26%) NFS
6 1 (0.26%) Snort
6 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (2.64%) SCCM
2 5 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.06%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.53%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.53%) Control-M
5 2 (0.53%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.53%) WSUS
6 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.26%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.26%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.26%) QRadar
6 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 61 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 46 (12.14%) Oracle
3 26 (6.86%) SAP
4 14 (3.69%) Remedy
5 12 (3.17%) VMware
6 8 (2.11%) HP
7 7 (1.85%) Adobe
8 6 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.58%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.32%) Baan
9 5 (1.32%) Cisco
9 5 (1.32%) Citrix
9 5 (1.32%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.32%) Snow
9 5 (1.32%) Tripwire
10 4 (1.06%) Concur
10 4 (1.06%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.79%) Computacenter
11 3 (0.79%) Qualys
11 3 (0.79%) Splunk