The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 7097 8674 10398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.34% 16.13% 18.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.19% 17.00% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4681 5713 6657
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 420 583
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.43 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.65 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 6471 £400 +5.26% 1581
London -1 3209 £450 +5.88% 635
South East -2 1104 £375 +0.67% 254
City of London +1 624 £450 - 161
Scotland -2 423 £350 +1.44% 86
South West 0 421 £350 +2.94% 116
North West 0 393 £369 +5.35% 143
West Midlands 0 360 £335 -4.28% 123
Yorkshire +2 350 £367 +2.65% 142
East of England -5 321 £400 +14.28% 89
Edinburgh +1 307 £350 - 48
West Yorkshire +2 255 £375 +0.60% 92
Surrey +3 247 £400 - 53
East Midlands -2 227 £400 +10.34% 47
Berkshire -4 220 £350 -6.66% 42
Hampshire -2 215 £345 +1.84% 53
Manchester 0 211 £340 -2.85% 74
Leeds +3 185 £365 +0.68% 58
Buckinghamshire -7 152 £325 -7.14% 35
Bristol -1 117 £375 +10.70% 47
Milton Keynes -7 113 £331 -11.66% 20
Birmingham +2 102 £325 -11.26% 50
Cheshire +4 99 £400 +8.47% 31
Wiltshire +4 98 £390 +4.00% 27
Hertfordshire -3 87 £375 -6.25% 21
Wales +1 85 £350 +1.81% 17
West Sussex 0 85 £400 - 16
Warwickshire +1 82 £375 - 10
Northamptonshire +1 81 £425 - 5
Glasgow -2 80 £338 +2.27% 30

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 3980 (28.50%) Finance
2 2647 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
3 2383 (17.06%) SQL
4 2245 (16.08%) Business Analysis
5 1861 (13.33%) Banking
6 1796 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
7 1728 (12.37%) Microsoft
8 1597 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 1533 (10.98%) Windows
10 1266 (9.07%) Microsoft Excel
11 1108 (7.93%) ITIL
12 1017 (7.28%) Microsoft Office
13 986 (7.06%) Oracle
14 982 (7.03%) Data Analysis
15 981 (7.02%) Migration
16 959 (6.87%) Project Management
17 958 (6.86%) Active Directory
18 936 (6.70%) Retail
19 860 (6.16%) Degree
20 789 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
21 782 (5.60%) User Acceptance Testing
22 766 (5.49%) User Stories
23 754 (5.40%) Scrum
24 722 (5.17%) Analytics
25 721 (5.16%) Security Cleared
26 703 (5.03%) Change Management
27 687 (4.92%) SAP
28 671 (4.80%) SQL Server
29 668 (4.78%) Test Automation
30 656 (4.70%) Test Scripting

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
1 413 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 260 (1.86%) SAS
3 249 (1.78%) MS Exchange
4 184 (1.32%) Confluence
5 133 (0.95%) CMS
6 113 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 104 (0.74%) IIS
8 83 (0.59%) Skype for Business
9 67 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 58 (0.42%) IBM Notes
11 57 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 57 (0.41%) WebSphere
12 55 (0.39%) Apache Spark
13 41 (0.29%) Tomcat
14 40 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
14 40 (0.29%) JBoss
15 37 (0.26%) Apache
16 34 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 33 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
18 31 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1266 (9.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 1017 (7.28%) Microsoft Office
3 513 (3.67%) MS Visio
4 423 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 191 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 145 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.22%) SPSS
8 21 (0.15%) Stata
9 8 (0.057%) Mingle
10 5 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.036%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.029%) InDesign
11 4 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.029%) Open Workbench
11 4 (0.029%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.029%) UserZoom
12 3 (0.021%) S-PLUS
13 2 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.007%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 187 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 60 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 55 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 54 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 52 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
7 47 (0.34%) SAP CO
7 47 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
8 45 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
9 41 (0.29%) Maximo
10 39 (0.28%) thinkFolio
11 37 (0.26%) SAP ERP
12 36 (0.26%) Markit EDM
13 34 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
14 32 (0.23%) Temenos T24
15 31 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
16 29 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
17 25 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
18 24 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
18 24 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 302 (2.16%) Office 365
2 102 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (0.66%) Google Analytics
4 80 (0.57%) SaaS
5 60 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
6 39 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
7 31 (0.22%) G Suite
8 29 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
9 22 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
11 17 (0.12%) GitHub
11 17 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
11 17 (0.12%) Mimecast
12 15 (0.11%) Google Tag Manager
13 14 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.064%) Trello
15 7 (0.050%) IaaS
15 7 (0.050%) OpenDNS
15 7 (0.050%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 313 (2.24%) Firewall
2 217 (1.55%) TCP/IP
3 197 (1.41%) LAN
4 191 (1.37%) DNS
4 191 (1.37%) WAN
5 186 (1.33%) Internet
6 147 (1.05%) DHCP
7 142 (1.02%) VPN
8 115 (0.82%) Network Security
9 105 (0.75%) Wireless
10 90 (0.64%) SAN
11 60 (0.43%) VoIP
12 57 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
13 56 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
14 50 (0.36%) Intranet
14 50 (0.36%) LDAP
15 44 (0.32%) Skype
16 42 (0.30%) HTTP
16 42 (0.30%) MPLS
17 34 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 671 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 420 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
3 393 (2.81%) Relational Database
4 243 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 229 (1.64%) Big Data
6 223 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 188 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
8 183 (1.31%) Hadoop
9 147 (1.05%) Oracle Database
10 142 (1.02%) QlikView
11 128 (0.92%) Data Mining
12 102 (0.73%) DB2
13 100 (0.72%) MS Access
14 97 (0.69%) Power BI
15 79 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 73 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
17 69 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
18 67 (0.48%) MySQL
19 59 (0.42%) GIS
20 55 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 583 (4.17%) JIRA
2 304 (2.18%) Selenium
3 167 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 151 (1.08%) Cucumber
5 127 (0.91%) SoapUI
6 126 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 110 (0.79%) WebDriver
8 97 (0.69%) Jenkins
9 86 (0.62%) HP UFT
10 70 (0.50%) Git (software)
10 70 (0.50%) LoadRunner
11 64 (0.46%) SpecFlow
12 61 (0.44%) JMeter
13 42 (0.30%) TeamCity
14 34 (0.24%) Toad
15 32 (0.23%) Eclipse
16 31 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
17 28 (0.20%) ERwin
18 26 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 26 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 3980 (28.50%) Finance
2 1861 (13.33%) Banking
3 936 (6.70%) Retail
4 472 (3.38%) Front Office
5 452 (3.24%) Investment Banking
6 428 (3.06%) Marketing
7 391 (2.80%) Legal
8 384 (2.75%) Telecoms
9 237 (1.70%) Manufacturing
10 224 (1.60%) Back Office
11 223 (1.60%) Retail Banking
12 148 (1.06%) Law
13 143 (1.02%) Advertising
14 115 (0.82%) Publishing
15 111 (0.79%) Financial Institution
16 99 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
17 96 (0.69%) Billing
18 78 (0.56%) Automotive
19 57 (0.41%) French Language
20 53 (0.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 372 (2.66%) XML
2 291 (2.08%) Web Services
3 272 (1.95%) .NET
4 143 (1.02%) HTML
5 106 (0.76%) Middleware
6 101 (0.72%) SOAP
7 78 (0.56%) Gherkin
8 63 (0.45%) CSS
9 58 (0.42%) JSON
10 55 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
10 55 (0.39%) REST
11 54 (0.39%) AngularJS
12 51 (0.37%) ASP.NET
13 45 (0.32%) XSLT
14 35 (0.25%) .NET Framework
15 33 (0.24%) HTML5
16 31 (0.22%) Node.js
17 30 (0.21%) J2EE
18 29 (0.21%) Murex MxML
18 29 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1796 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 475 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 280 (2.01%) Derivative
4 267 (1.91%) User Experience
5 263 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 260 (1.86%) Data Centre
7 246 (1.76%) Fixed Income
8 186 (1.33%) NHS
9 167 (1.20%) Equities
10 153 (1.10%) Computer Science
11 146 (1.05%) Data Structures
12 144 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
13 141 (1.01%) Credit Risk
14 123 (0.88%) Mobile App
15 100 (0.72%) Blackberry
16 93 (0.67%) Market Risk
17 87 (0.62%) Reference Data
18 78 (0.56%) SWIFT
19 76 (0.54%) Smart Meter
20 73 (0.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1533 (10.98%) Windows
2 476 (3.41%) Unix
3 474 (3.39%) Windows 7
4 429 (3.07%) Linux
5 336 (2.41%) Windows Server
6 216 (1.55%) Windows 10
7 193 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 172 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 111 (0.79%) Windows XP
10 102 (0.73%) Android
11 100 (0.72%) Windows 8
12 91 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 88 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 55 (0.39%) Mac OS X
15 45 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 43 (0.31%) Solaris
17 42 (0.30%) AIX
18 35 (0.25%) Windows Vista
19 19 (0.14%) CentOS
20 11 (0.079%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2647 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
2 2245 (16.08%) Business Analysis
3 1597 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 1108 (7.93%) ITIL
5 982 (7.03%) Data Analysis
6 981 (7.02%) Migration
7 959 (6.87%) Project Management
8 789 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
9 782 (5.60%) User Acceptance Testing
10 766 (5.49%) User Stories
11 754 (5.40%) Scrum
12 722 (5.17%) Analytics
13 703 (5.03%) Change Management
14 668 (4.78%) Test Automation
15 656 (4.70%) Test Scripting
16 630 (4.51%) Data Modelling
17 551 (3.95%) SDLC
18 523 (3.75%) CRM
19 522 (3.74%) Use Case
20 494 (3.54%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2383 (17.06%) SQL
2 512 (3.67%) Java
3 359 (2.57%) Python
4 298 (2.13%) VBA
5 282 (2.02%) C#
6 199 (1.42%) PowerShell
7 178 (1.27%) R
8 168 (1.20%) JavaScript
9 136 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 126 (0.90%) C
11 122 (0.87%) PL/SQL
12 110 (0.79%) Perl
13 82 (0.59%) C++
14 77 (0.55%) VB
15 73 (0.52%) Shell Script
16 52 (0.37%) Bash Shell
17 47 (0.34%) PHP
17 47 (0.34%) VBScript
18 41 (0.29%) Ruby
19 39 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 860 (6.16%) Degree
2 721 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 545 (3.90%) ISEB
4 477 (3.42%) SC Cleared
5 284 (2.03%) ISTQB
6 163 (1.17%) CISSP
7 144 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
8 135 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 122 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 117 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
11 101 (0.72%) DV Cleared
12 85 (0.61%) CISM
13 79 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
14 75 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
15 72 (0.52%) CCNA
16 62 (0.44%) CCNP
17 57 (0.41%) MCP
18 56 (0.40%) IIBA
19 53 (0.38%) MCSE
20 52 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 512 (3.67%) QA
2 424 (3.04%) PMO
3 409 (2.93%) MiFID
4 342 (2.45%) SLA
5 328 (2.35%) Data Quality
6 150 (1.07%) GDPR
7 128 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 115 (0.82%) EMIR
9 103 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
10 89 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
11 79 (0.57%) PCI DSS
12 72 (0.52%) IFRS
13 54 (0.39%) IFRS 9
14 47 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 41 (0.29%) COBIT
16 35 (0.25%) Solvency II
17 27 (0.19%) SEPA
18 25 (0.18%) HL7
19 21 (0.15%) Basel II
20 18 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 958 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 185 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 65 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
4 65 (0.47%) XenApp
5 60 (0.43%) vSphere
6 39 (0.28%) XenDesktop
7 35 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 28 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (0.16%) Docker
9 22 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (0.11%) BitLocker
12 13 (0.093%) Firmware
13 11 (0.079%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.072%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 9 (0.064%) RACF
15 9 (0.064%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 8 (0.057%) Snort
16 8 (0.057%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 210 (1.50%) SCCM
2 173 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
3 48 (0.34%) NetBackup
4 32 (0.23%) SCOM
5 26 (0.19%) Tivoli
6 24 (0.17%) Control-M
6 24 (0.17%) Nagios
7 23 (0.16%) WSUS
8 20 (0.14%) AirWatch
8 20 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (0.14%) QRadar
9 18 (0.13%) Ansible
9 18 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
9 18 (0.13%) Puppet
10 16 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
11 15 (0.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 15 (0.11%) Kibana
11 15 (0.11%) vCenter Server
12 14 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
12 14 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1728 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 986 (7.06%) Oracle
3 687 (4.92%) SAP
4 320 (2.29%) HP
5 317 (2.27%) VMware
6 294 (2.11%) Citrix
7 290 (2.08%) Cisco
8 242 (1.73%) Tableau
9 189 (1.35%) Google
10 183 (1.31%) IBM
11 170 (1.22%) ServiceNow
12 144 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
13 135 (0.97%) Remedy
14 89 (0.64%) Teradata
15 87 (0.62%) Adobe
16 85 (0.61%) Murex
17 82 (0.59%) Apple
18 78 (0.56%) Splunk
19 74 (0.53%) Bloomberg
19 74 (0.53%) Sybase
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Stroud, Gloucestershire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
FinTech London Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £450 - £465 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
FinTech London Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HFG
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £0.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago