Period
to 28 October 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 October 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
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 14 8
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 10,410 3,360 10,411
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 12.18% 10.30% 12.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.06% 11.15% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,228 2,309 6,946
10th Percentile £185 £185 £173
25th Percentile £330 £313 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £413 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
75th Percentile £538 £500 £488
90th Percentile £613 £595 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 191 563
10th Percentile £11.38 £10.95 £10.26
25th Percentile £13.06 £12.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.23 £15.76
Median % change year-on-year -1.42% +2.98% +2.25%
75th Percentile £24.00 £23.75 £21.50
90th Percentile £37.35 £33.75 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 79,701 30,124 79,603
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 92.37% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,546 20,371 53,345
10th Percentile £300 £260 £258
25th Percentile £409 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £700 £660 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,082 1,000 2,730
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.74 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £54.07 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.26% +11.43% -

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analyst.

Daily rate trend for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analyst.

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 28 October 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
England +6 8,588 £450 +6.19% 1,677
UK excluding London +8 4,599 £400 +6.67% 1,267
London +3 4,383 £500 +11.11% 542
Work from Home +7 2,494 £450 +12.50% 240
South East +9 1,139 £425 +6.25% 286
North of England +6 934 £400 +8.55% 338
Midlands +5 887 £363 -3.33% 233
Scotland +6 692 £400 +9.59% 93
West Midlands +3 614 £375 -9.37% 159
North West +8 491 £375 +15.38% 178
East of England +7 454 £290 -14.07% 146
Yorkshire +3 378 £405 +1.25% 119
South West 0 354 £400 - 124
East Midlands +5 269 £340 +30.77% 74
Wales -3 103 £375 +1.69% 37
North East +9 77 £413 -1.79% 41
Northern Ireland -6 43 £450 +37.61% 11
Isle of Man - 3 £430 - 1

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 2,761 (26.52%) Social Skills
2 2,623 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
3 2,613 (25.10%) Finance
4 1,796 (17.25%) SQL
5 1,460 (14.02%) Business Analysis
6 1,407 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
7 1,397 (13.42%) Microsoft
8 1,323 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,043 (10.02%) Microsoft Excel
10 967 (9.29%) Data Analysis
11 954 (9.16%) Requirements Gathering
12 948 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
13 946 (9.09%) User Stories
14 930 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
15 926 (8.90%) Windows
16 919 (8.83%) Public Sector
17 806 (7.74%) ITIL
18 800 (7.68%) JIRA
19 799 (7.68%) Banking
19 799 (7.68%) Power Platform
20 790 (7.59%) Analytics
21 760 (7.30%) Power BI
22 758 (7.28%) Azure
23 733 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
24 710 (6.82%) Migration
25 693 (6.66%) Microsoft 365
26 668 (6.42%) Active Directory
27 667 (6.41%) Security Cleared
28 640 (6.15%) Scrum
29 638 (6.13%) Workshop Facilitation

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 372 (3.57%) Confluence
2 304 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 112 (1.08%) SAS
4 63 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 58 (0.56%) CMS
6 32 (0.31%) IIS
7 26 (0.25%) Apache
8 25 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 22 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (0.21%) WebSphere
10 21 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 15 (0.14%) Appian
11 15 (0.14%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (0.13%) Skype for Business
13 13 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (0.11%) ArcGIS
14 11 (0.11%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.11%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.086%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1,043 (10.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 733 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
3 319 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 280 (2.69%) MS Visio
5 104 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 87 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
7 29 (0.28%) SPSS
8 27 (0.26%) Stata
9 10 (0.096%) Oracle Smart View
10 8 (0.077%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.058%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.029%) Figma
12 3 (0.029%) Mingle
13 2 (0.019%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.010%) Adobe XD
14 1 (0.010%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.010%) ProjectWise
14 1 (0.010%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.010%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 83 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 80 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
3 44 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 38 (0.37%) NetSuite
5 24 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 23 (0.22%) Workday HCM
7 22 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 21 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
8 21 (0.20%) Markit EDM
9 17 (0.16%) Endur
9 17 (0.16%) Maximo
9 17 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 17 (0.16%) thinkFolio
10 16 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
11 15 (0.14%) SAP HR
12 13 (0.12%) Magento
12 13 (0.12%) SAP FI
12 13 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 13 (0.12%) Sentinel
13 12 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 799 (7.68%) Power Platform
2 758 (7.28%) Azure
3 693 (6.66%) Microsoft 365
4 259 (2.49%) AWS
5 185 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
6 117 (1.12%) GCP
7 101 (0.97%) Google Analytics
8 82 (0.79%) SaaS
9 61 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
10 48 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
11 44 (0.42%) PaaS
12 42 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
12 42 (0.40%) PowerApps
13 41 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
14 35 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 34 (0.33%) GitHub
16 32 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
16 32 (0.31%) Google Data Studio
17 25 (0.24%) OneDrive
17 25 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 118 (1.13%) Firewall
2 90 (0.86%) VPN
3 88 (0.85%) LAN
4 77 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 77 (0.74%) WAN
5 65 (0.62%) DNS
6 50 (0.48%) Internet
6 50 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
7 47 (0.45%) Wireless
8 42 (0.40%) 5G
9 41 (0.39%) DHCP
10 40 (0.38%) GSM
11 39 (0.37%) 2G
11 39 (0.37%) Intranet
12 37 (0.36%) MVNO
13 35 (0.34%) VoIP
14 31 (0.30%) HTTP
15 29 (0.28%) FTP
16 28 (0.27%) Network Security
17 27 (0.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 760 (7.30%) Power BI
2 373 (3.58%) SQL Server
3 357 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
4 301 (2.89%) Tableau
5 133 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 126 (1.21%) Relational Database
7 109 (1.05%) QlikView
8 102 (0.98%) Data Lake
8 102 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 80 (0.77%) Qlik Sense
10 78 (0.75%) Big Data
11 70 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
12 65 (0.62%) Data Mining
13 55 (0.53%) MySQL
14 54 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
15 53 (0.51%) Metadata
15 53 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
16 49 (0.47%) Oracle Database
17 45 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 42 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 800 (7.68%) JIRA
2 150 (1.44%) Selenium
3 119 (1.14%) Cucumber
4 88 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 71 (0.68%) Postman
6 63 (0.61%) Git (software)
7 60 (0.58%) JMeter
8 45 (0.43%) SoapUI
9 44 (0.42%) Visual Studio
10 36 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 36 (0.35%) Zephyr
11 34 (0.33%) SpecFlow
12 30 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
12 30 (0.29%) WebDriver
13 27 (0.26%) Gatling
14 25 (0.24%) REST Assured
14 25 (0.24%) Toad
15 20 (0.19%) Subversion
16 19 (0.18%) Artifactory
16 19 (0.18%) Cypress.io
General
1 2,761 (26.52%) Social Skills
2 2,613 (25.10%) Finance
3 1,407 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
4 919 (8.83%) Public Sector
5 799 (7.68%) Banking
6 418 (4.02%) Retail
7 357 (3.43%) Presentation Skills
8 335 (3.22%) Marketing
9 256 (2.46%) Legal
10 255 (2.45%) Telecoms
11 253 (2.43%) Investment Banking
12 238 (2.29%) Organisational Skills
13 236 (2.27%) Front Office
14 178 (1.71%) Influencing Skills
15 153 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
16 149 (1.43%) Manufacturing
17 132 (1.27%) Back Office
17 132 (1.27%) Law
18 118 (1.13%) Local Government
19 66 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (1.55%) XML
2 145 (1.39%) .NET
3 115 (1.10%) Web Services
4 92 (0.88%) JSON
5 81 (0.78%) Middleware
6 77 (0.74%) HTML
7 53 (0.51%) CSS
8 52 (0.50%) Gherkin
9 43 (0.41%) REST
10 39 (0.37%) SOAP
11 37 (0.36%) RESTful
12 32 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
13 31 (0.30%) EDI
14 25 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
15 24 (0.23%) ASP.NET
16 23 (0.22%) Shiny
17 22 (0.21%) .NET Framework
17 22 (0.21%) HTML5
17 22 (0.21%) Kafka
18 20 (0.19%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 313 (3.01%) Management Information System
2 288 (2.77%) NHS
3 235 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
4 234 (2.25%) User Experience
5 157 (1.51%) Fixed Income
6 136 (1.31%) Data Structures
7 128 (1.23%) Derivative
8 118 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
9 106 (1.02%) Legacy Systems
10 93 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 91 (0.87%) Virtual Team
12 85 (0.82%) Data Centre
13 74 (0.71%) Reference Data
14 65 (0.62%) Market Risk
15 64 (0.61%) Credit Risk
16 63 (0.61%) FMCG
16 63 (0.61%) Mobile App
17 60 (0.58%) Equities
17 60 (0.58%) Reinsurance
18 50 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 926 (8.90%) Windows
2 388 (3.73%) Windows 10
3 162 (1.56%) Linux
4 159 (1.53%) Unix
5 139 (1.34%) Windows Server
6 122 (1.17%) Windows 7
7 68 (0.65%) Android
8 56 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 52 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 46 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
11 33 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 32 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 21 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (0.20%) Windows XP
14 15 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
15 14 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.096%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.067%) Solaris
17 7 (0.067%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.048%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,623 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,460 (14.02%) Business Analysis
3 1,323 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 967 (9.29%) Data Analysis
5 954 (9.16%) Requirements Gathering
6 948 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
7 946 (9.09%) User Stories
8 930 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
9 806 (7.74%) ITIL
10 790 (7.59%) Analytics
11 710 (6.82%) Migration
12 640 (6.15%) Scrum
13 638 (6.13%) Workshop Facilitation
14 618 (5.94%) Project Management
15 596 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
16 538 (5.17%) Data Modelling
17 486 (4.67%) Change Management
18 459 (4.41%) Project Delivery
19 444 (4.27%) Waterfall
20 437 (4.20%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 1,796 (17.25%) SQL
2 517 (4.97%) Python
3 268 (2.57%) Java
4 189 (1.82%) R
5 163 (1.57%) C#
6 128 (1.23%) VBA
7 125 (1.20%) C
8 114 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 114 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 96 (0.92%) PowerShell
10 68 (0.65%) C++
11 37 (0.36%) VB
12 35 (0.34%) Shell Script
13 33 (0.32%) Scala
14 32 (0.31%) PL/SQL
15 26 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 19 (0.18%) Perl
17 18 (0.17%) Bash Shell
18 14 (0.13%) RPG
18 14 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 667 (6.41%) Security Cleared
2 519 (4.99%) SC Cleared
3 503 (4.83%) Degree
4 176 (1.69%) ISEB
5 142 (1.36%) ISTQB
6 101 (0.97%) CISSP
7 87 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 83 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 80 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 74 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 66 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 65 (0.62%) MCP
13 57 (0.55%) CISM
14 55 (0.53%) DBS Check
15 50 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
16 47 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
17 41 (0.39%) CCNA
18 39 (0.37%) PMI Certification
19 35 (0.34%) MCSA
20 33 (0.32%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 489 (4.70%) QA
2 344 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 339 (3.26%) PMO
4 312 (3.00%) SLA
5 149 (1.43%) GDPR
6 92 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 79 (0.76%) MiFID
8 68 (0.65%) IFRS
9 59 (0.57%) Accessibility
10 48 (0.46%) NIST
11 47 (0.45%) EMIR
12 39 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
13 32 (0.31%) IFRS 9
14 28 (0.27%) GRC
15 25 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 24 (0.23%) GAAP
17 22 (0.21%) Basel III
18 20 (0.19%) PCI DSS
19 19 (0.18%) COBIT
19 19 (0.18%) FATCA
System Software
1 668 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 74 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (0.28%) XenApp
4 24 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.21%) vSphere
6 15 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.13%) Docker
8 13 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (0.12%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (0.096%) Firmware
11 8 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.058%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.048%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.038%) RACF
15 3 (0.029%) ACF2
15 3 (0.029%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.029%) vCloud
16 2 (0.019%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 145 (1.39%) SCCM
2 56 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 37 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
4 31 (0.30%) Ansible
5 30 (0.29%) HP ALM
6 25 (0.24%) BladeLogic
7 22 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
7 22 (0.21%) Kubernetes
8 19 (0.18%) Terraform
9 18 (0.17%) AirWatch
9 18 (0.17%) QRadar
10 15 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.13%) Control-M
11 14 (0.13%) Nagios
11 14 (0.13%) RSA Archer
12 12 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
12 12 (0.12%) SCOM
13 11 (0.11%) CSIRT
13 11 (0.11%) Nessus
14 10 (0.096%) CASB
Vendors
1 1,397 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 523 (5.02%) Oracle
3 455 (4.37%) SAP
4 302 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 286 (2.75%) ServiceNow
6 189 (1.82%) Google
7 142 (1.36%) Citrix
8 126 (1.21%) Adobe
9 122 (1.17%) VMware
10 103 (0.99%) Cisco
11 89 (0.85%) IBM
12 69 (0.66%) Workday
13 67 (0.64%) HP
14 61 (0.59%) Informatica
15 56 (0.54%) Bloomberg
16 50 (0.48%) Remedy
17 48 (0.46%) Splunk
18 46 (0.44%) Alteryx
19 45 (0.43%) Apple
20 43 (0.41%) Databricks