Period
to 17 January 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 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
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 8,821 13,141 15,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.11% 13.22% 15.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.91% 13.96% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,786 8,557 10,375
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £163 £175 £200
90th Percentile £550 £558 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £373
% change year-on-year - +0.54% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 614 690
UK median hourly rate £15.72 £15.93 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +2.76% +5.82%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.41 £10.16
90th Percentile £35.00 £34.35 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.26% +1.79%

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 68,336 94,162 95,242
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.83% 94.71% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,506 62,220 63,272
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £240 £269 £260
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,714 2,884 2,788
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +1.08% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Top 17 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 17 January 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
England -2 8,064 £400 - 2,031
UK excluding London -2 5,200 £375 - 1,671
London -3 3,477 £450 +2.86% 567
South East 0 1,621 £400 +2.56% 416
North of England -3 1,205 £375 +1.35% 430
North West 0 640 £375 +3.45% 236
Midlands -5 613 £360 -4.00% 263
South West -3 577 £375 - 189
East of England 0 541 £363 -3.33% 168
Scotland -2 486 £375 +7.14% 125
Yorkshire -3 434 £375 - 150
West Midlands -5 400 £363 -7.05% 157
East Midlands -3 207 £350 - 105
North East -6 132 £363 +3.57% 44
Wales -6 98 £325 -13.33% 72
Northern Ireland 0 51 £348 +0.72% 9
Channel Islands +6 16 £185 - 2

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 1,921 (21.78%) Finance
2 1,781 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
3 1,448 (16.42%) Microsoft
4 1,339 (15.18%) SQL
5 1,238 (14.03%) Windows
6 1,115 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1,109 (12.57%) Business Analysis
8 953 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 847 (9.60%) Microsoft Excel
10 846 (9.59%) Active Directory
11 808 (9.16%) Microsoft Office
12 788 (8.93%) ITIL
13 747 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
14 703 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
15 688 (7.80%) Data Analysis
16 680 (7.71%) Public Sector
17 667 (7.56%) Analytics
18 641 (7.27%) Migration
19 638 (7.23%) Security Cleared
20 630 (7.14%) Office 365
21 588 (6.67%) Banking
22 568 (6.44%) JIRA
23 543 (6.16%) User Stories
24 506 (5.74%) Windows 10
25 483 (5.48%) Oracle
26 475 (5.38%) Scrum
27 466 (5.28%) Degree
28 465 (5.27%) SC Cleared
29 457 (5.18%) Project Management
30 448 (5.08%) Data Modelling

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
1 319 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 285 (3.23%) Confluence
3 142 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 118 (1.34%) SAS
5 72 (0.82%) Skype for Business
6 49 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 35 (0.40%) IIS
8 31 (0.35%) CMS
9 27 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 27 (0.31%) IBM Notes
10 20 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 18 (0.20%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 16 (0.18%) Apache Spark
13 15 (0.17%) ArcGIS
13 15 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (0.12%) WebLogic
17 8 (0.091%) Camunda
Applications
1 847 (9.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 808 (9.16%) Microsoft Office
3 265 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 241 (2.73%) MS Visio
5 88 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
6 49 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.32%) SPSS
8 8 (0.091%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.079%) Stata
10 5 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.057%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.045%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.034%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.034%) Mozilla Thunderbird
13 2 (0.023%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.023%) Snagit
14 1 (0.011%) Figma
14 1 (0.011%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.011%) Revit
Business Applications
1 140 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 44 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 39 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
5 35 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 29 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 22 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 22 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 22 (0.25%) SAP HR
8 20 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
9 19 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 15 (0.17%) Markit EDM
11 14 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
11 14 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
12 13 (0.15%) NetSuite
12 13 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
13 12 (0.14%) thinkFolio
14 11 (0.12%) Maximo
14 11 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
14 11 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 630 (7.14%) Office 365
2 413 (4.68%) Azure
3 380 (4.31%) Power Platform
4 221 (2.51%) AWS
5 138 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
6 79 (0.90%) SaaS
7 69 (0.78%) Google Analytics
8 62 (0.70%) GCP
9 38 (0.43%) PaaS
10 33 (0.37%) GitHub
11 32 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
11 32 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
12 30 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
12 30 (0.34%) OneDrive
13 27 (0.31%) IaaS
14 25 (0.28%) Data Lake Analytics
14 25 (0.28%) PowerApps
15 24 (0.27%) Amazon S3
16 19 (0.22%) Microsoft Flow
17 15 (0.17%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 178 (2.02%) Firewall
2 114 (1.29%) LAN
2 114 (1.29%) WAN
3 110 (1.25%) Internet
4 105 (1.19%) VPN
5 103 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 100 (1.13%) DNS
7 81 (0.92%) Skype
8 80 (0.91%) DHCP
9 63 (0.71%) VoIP
10 62 (0.70%) HTTP
11 54 (0.61%) Network Security
12 52 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
13 40 (0.45%) FTP
14 38 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
15 34 (0.39%) HTTPS
15 34 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
16 33 (0.37%) Wireless
17 31 (0.35%) SMTP
18 30 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 376 (4.26%) Power BI
3 277 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
4 160 (1.81%) Big Data
5 141 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 130 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 97 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 79 (0.90%) Hadoop
9 77 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
10 73 (0.83%) QlikView
11 61 (0.69%) Data Lake
12 59 (0.67%) Oracle Database
13 55 (0.62%) Data Mining
13 55 (0.62%) MS Access
14 52 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 51 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
16 46 (0.52%) NoSQL
17 40 (0.45%) MySQL
18 36 (0.41%) RDBMS
19 32 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 568 (6.44%) JIRA
2 209 (2.37%) Selenium
3 133 (1.51%) Cucumber
4 78 (0.88%) Postman
5 75 (0.85%) Visual Studio
6 74 (0.84%) Jenkins
7 72 (0.82%) JMeter
8 63 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 60 (0.68%) WebDriver
10 55 (0.62%) Git (software)
11 48 (0.54%) SoapUI
12 45 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
13 35 (0.40%) Gatling
14 31 (0.35%) LoadRunner
15 26 (0.29%) Eclipse
16 23 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 23 (0.26%) Zephyr
17 22 (0.25%) Subversion
18 20 (0.23%) SpecFlow
19 19 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 1,921 (21.78%) Finance
2 680 (7.71%) Public Sector
3 588 (6.67%) Banking
4 389 (4.41%) Retail
5 209 (2.37%) Marketing
6 207 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 182 (2.06%) Legal
8 168 (1.90%) Law
9 142 (1.61%) Front Office
10 140 (1.59%) Investment Banking
11 135 (1.53%) Manufacturing
12 87 (0.99%) Advertising
13 86 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
14 81 (0.92%) Local Government
15 72 (0.82%) Financial Institution
16 61 (0.69%) Back Office
17 60 (0.68%) Publishing
18 53 (0.60%) Billing
19 49 (0.56%) General Ledger
20 48 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (2.13%) XML
2 138 (1.56%) .NET
3 108 (1.22%) Web Services
4 87 (0.99%) JSON
5 78 (0.88%) HTML
6 52 (0.59%) REST
6 52 (0.59%) SOAP
7 48 (0.54%) CSS
8 46 (0.52%) RESTful
9 45 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
10 43 (0.49%) Gherkin
11 29 (0.33%) Middleware
12 27 (0.31%) AngularJS
13 22 (0.25%) Kafka
14 20 (0.23%) Swagger
15 19 (0.22%) JDBC
15 19 (0.22%) React
16 18 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
17 17 (0.19%) Node.js
18 16 (0.18%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 1,115 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 303 (3.43%) Management Information System
3 229 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
4 205 (2.32%) NHS
5 203 (2.30%) User Experience
6 90 (1.02%) Blackberry
7 88 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 81 (0.92%) Derivative
9 78 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 72 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 69 (0.78%) iPhone
12 60 (0.68%) Equities
12 60 (0.68%) Fixed Income
13 53 (0.60%) Reference Data
14 52 (0.59%) Smartphone
15 51 (0.58%) Mobile App
16 50 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
17 44 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
17 44 (0.50%) Credit Risk
18 42 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,238 (14.03%) Windows
2 506 (5.74%) Windows 10
3 329 (3.73%) Windows 7
4 245 (2.78%) Linux
5 243 (2.75%) Windows Server
6 207 (2.35%) Unix
7 129 (1.46%) Android
8 104 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 83 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 74 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 54 (0.61%) Windows 8
12 48 (0.54%) Windows XP
13 47 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 36 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 29 (0.33%) Solaris
16 21 (0.24%) Mac OS
17 18 (0.20%) AIX
18 16 (0.18%) Mac OS X
19 13 (0.15%) zOS
20 12 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,781 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1,109 (12.57%) Business Analysis
3 953 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 788 (8.93%) ITIL
5 747 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
6 703 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
7 688 (7.80%) Data Analysis
8 667 (7.56%) Analytics
9 641 (7.27%) Migration
10 543 (6.16%) User Stories
11 475 (5.38%) Scrum
12 457 (5.18%) Project Management
13 448 (5.08%) Data Modelling
14 447 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
15 400 (4.53%) Test Automation
16 376 (4.26%) Workshop Facilitation
17 365 (4.14%) Change Management
18 327 (3.71%) CRM
19 319 (3.62%) Information Security
20 301 (3.41%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,339 (15.18%) SQL
2 311 (3.53%) Python
3 203 (2.30%) Java
4 152 (1.72%) R
5 150 (1.70%) JavaScript
6 140 (1.59%) C#
7 138 (1.56%) PowerShell
8 120 (1.36%) VBA
9 107 (1.21%) C
10 87 (0.99%) T-SQL
11 62 (0.70%) PL/SQL
12 31 (0.35%) Scala
13 25 (0.28%) VB
14 21 (0.24%) C++
14 21 (0.24%) Shell Script
15 20 (0.23%) Perl
16 18 (0.20%) Bash Shell
16 18 (0.20%) VBScript
17 14 (0.16%) Groovy
18 13 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 638 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 466 (5.28%) Degree
3 465 (5.27%) SC Cleared
4 214 (2.43%) ISEB
5 116 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 107 (1.21%) CISSP
7 94 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
8 82 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 77 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 72 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
11 58 (0.66%) CISM
11 58 (0.66%) IIBA
12 57 (0.65%) CCNA
13 56 (0.63%) MCP
14 55 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 47 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
16 40 (0.45%) CISA
17 36 (0.41%) PMI Certification
18 35 (0.40%) CBAP
18 35 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (3.95%) QA
2 259 (2.94%) Data Quality
3 256 (2.90%) SLA
4 205 (2.32%) PMO
5 168 (1.90%) GDPR
6 105 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 44 (0.50%) NIST
8 43 (0.49%) PCI DSS
9 34 (0.39%) MiFID
10 29 (0.33%) IFRS
11 28 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 22 (0.25%) EMIR
12 22 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 22 (0.25%) Solvency II
13 15 (0.17%) COBIT
14 14 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 12 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
15 12 (0.14%) SEPA
16 11 (0.12%) HL7
17 8 (0.091%) GxP
System Software
1 846 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 115 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (0.59%) XenApp
4 50 (0.57%) vSphere
5 47 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 26 (0.29%) XenDesktop
7 18 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
8 16 (0.18%) Docker
8 16 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.15%) Apache Flume
9 13 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 12 (0.14%) Firmware
10 12 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (0.11%) BitLocker
13 9 (0.10%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.045%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.045%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 163 (1.85%) SCCM
2 53 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 36 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 29 (0.33%) AirWatch
5 26 (0.29%) Nessus
6 24 (0.27%) SCOM
7 23 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
8 22 (0.25%) CSIRT
9 21 (0.24%) HP ALM
10 19 (0.22%) OpenView
11 18 (0.20%) Control-M
11 18 (0.20%) WSUS
12 15 (0.17%) QRadar
13 12 (0.14%) Kubernetes
13 12 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
14 11 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 11 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,448 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 483 (5.48%) Oracle
3 357 (4.05%) SAP
4 223 (2.53%) Tableau
5 218 (2.47%) Citrix
6 209 (2.37%) ServiceNow
7 198 (2.24%) Cisco
8 197 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
9 187 (2.12%) VMware
10 177 (2.01%) Google
11 107 (1.21%) HP
12 104 (1.18%) Apple
13 92 (1.04%) Splunk
14 86 (0.97%) IBM
15 83 (0.94%) Adobe
16 80 (0.91%) Remedy
17 67 (0.76%) Cognos
18 65 (0.74%) Sony
19 48 (0.54%) Symantec
20 47 (0.53%) Ivanti