Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 15,614 14,572 19,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.53% 15.16% 18.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.38% 16.00% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,360 9,741 12,773
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.43% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 719 940
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £33.02 £33.75 £31.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £14.49 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.67% -3.38% +3.45%

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 95,342 91,100 101,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,328 59,471 64,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 3,215 3,851
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.74%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018.

Contractor 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 23 January 2018. 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 0 14,063 £400 +1.91% 2,841
UK excluding London 0 8,546 £373 +6.43% 1,924
London -1 6,866 £438 +2.94% 1,120
South East -1 2,462 £375 +3.45% 413
North of England +2 1,759 £363 +3.57% 568
Midlands 0 1,312 £375 +7.14% 332
Scotland +1 1,134 £358 +6.94% 139
South West 0 828 £350 - 205
East of England 0 823 £375 +7.14% 202
North West 0 804 £375 +7.14% 300
Yorkshire 0 761 £363 +3.57% 224
West Midlands 0 749 £360 -1.71% 212
East Midlands -1 530 £375 +13.64% 119
Wales -1 196 £375 +7.14% 58
North East +22 189 £350 +5.26% 44
Northern Ireland -13 55 £298 +13.88% 7
Channel Islands -4 3 £575 +43.75%
Isle of Man -2 2 £375 +11.94%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 4,497 (28.80%) Finance
2 3,255 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
3 2,494 (15.97%) SQL
4 2,479 (15.88%) Business Analysis
5 2,048 (13.12%) Banking
6 2,027 (12.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 2,023 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
8 1,891 (12.11%) Microsoft
9 1,710 (10.95%) Windows
10 1,371 (8.78%) Microsoft Excel
11 1,297 (8.31%) ITIL
12 1,164 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
13 1,143 (7.32%) Active Directory
14 1,086 (6.96%) Data Analysis
15 1,084 (6.94%) Migration
16 1,070 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
17 1,049 (6.72%) Project Management
18 958 (6.14%) User Stories
19 901 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
20 900 (5.76%) Analytics
21 892 (5.71%) Scrum
22 888 (5.69%) Oracle
23 853 (5.46%) Degree
24 810 (5.19%) Security Cleared
25 801 (5.13%) Retail
26 797 (5.10%) Test Automation
27 774 (4.96%) JIRA
28 743 (4.76%) Change Management
29 719 (4.60%) SAP
30 702 (4.50%) 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
1 425 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 307 (1.97%) MS Exchange
3 274 (1.75%) Confluence
4 264 (1.69%) SAS
5 151 (0.97%) CMS
6 122 (0.78%) Skype for Business
7 82 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 65 (0.42%) IIS
9 58 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 47 (0.30%) Apache Spark
11 44 (0.28%) JBoss
12 42 (0.27%) Apache
13 40 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 40 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
13 40 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 31 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
15 30 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
16 27 (0.17%) IBM Notes
17 26 (0.17%) Documentum
18 25 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1,371 (8.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,164 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
3 547 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 499 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 199 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
6 123 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.20%) SPSS
8 26 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 15 (0.096%) Stata
10 13 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
11 11 (0.070%) InDesign
12 10 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.038%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.032%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.032%) Mingle
15 4 (0.026%) InfoPath
16 3 (0.019%) Chatbot
16 3 (0.019%) Vectorworks
17 2 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
17 2 (0.013%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 226 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 93 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 82 (0.53%) Markit EDM
4 77 (0.49%) thinkFolio
5 66 (0.42%) SAP FI
6 64 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 63 (0.40%) SAP CO
7 63 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
8 56 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
9 45 (0.29%) Elite 3E
10 43 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 42 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
12 40 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
13 39 (0.25%) NetSuite
14 37 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
15 35 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
16 34 (0.22%) Temenos T24
17 31 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
17 31 (0.20%) SAP ERP
18 29 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 491 (3.14%) Office 365
2 191 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 131 (0.84%) Google Analytics
5 98 (0.63%) SaaS
6 72 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
7 57 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
8 49 (0.31%) PaaS
9 47 (0.30%) IaaS
10 37 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
11 31 (0.20%) Trello
12 30 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
12 30 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
13 26 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 25 (0.16%) Mimecast
15 24 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
16 22 (0.14%) Slack
17 18 (0.12%) G Suite
18 17 (0.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 16 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 302 (1.93%) Firewall
2 211 (1.35%) Internet
3 191 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 181 (1.16%) DNS
5 173 (1.11%) SMS
6 155 (0.99%) WAN
7 152 (0.97%) LAN
8 146 (0.94%) DHCP
9 135 (0.86%) VPN
10 111 (0.71%) Skype
11 93 (0.60%) Wireless
12 90 (0.58%) Network Security
13 83 (0.53%) Intranet
14 78 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
15 72 (0.46%) SAN
16 70 (0.45%) VoIP
17 47 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
18 46 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
19 41 (0.26%) HTTP
19 41 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 663 (4.25%) SQL Server
2 451 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
3 251 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 214 (1.37%) Big Data
5 202 (1.29%) Relational Database
6 196 (1.26%) Power BI
7 194 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
8 187 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 136 (0.87%) QlikView
10 123 (0.79%) Hadoop
11 115 (0.74%) Data Mining
12 105 (0.67%) MS Access
12 105 (0.67%) Oracle Database
13 100 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 92 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
15 78 (0.50%) Blockchain
16 62 (0.40%) SAP BW
17 60 (0.38%) DB2
18 48 (0.31%) MySQL
18 48 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 774 (4.96%) JIRA
2 383 (2.45%) Selenium
3 186 (1.19%) Cucumber
4 152 (0.97%) SoapUI
5 105 (0.67%) WebDriver
6 99 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 98 (0.63%) Jenkins
8 95 (0.61%) JMeter
9 84 (0.54%) SpecFlow
10 80 (0.51%) HP UFT
11 70 (0.45%) Visual Studio
12 66 (0.42%) Git (software)
13 48 (0.31%) Zephyr
14 44 (0.28%) LoadRunner
15 43 (0.28%) Maven
16 37 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
17 33 (0.21%) JUnit
18 32 (0.20%) Axure RP
18 32 (0.20%) TeamCity
19 31 (0.20%) Protractor
General
1 4,497 (28.80%) Finance
2 2,048 (13.12%) Banking
3 801 (5.13%) Retail
4 516 (3.30%) Front Office
5 478 (3.06%) Investment Banking
6 447 (2.86%) Marketing
7 429 (2.75%) Legal
8 366 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 323 (2.07%) Retail Banking
10 286 (1.83%) Manufacturing
11 212 (1.36%) Law
12 160 (1.02%) Back Office
13 156 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 154 (0.99%) Billing
15 142 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
16 109 (0.70%) Publishing
17 103 (0.66%) Advertising
18 78 (0.50%) Automotive
19 68 (0.44%) Electronics
20 57 (0.37%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (2.22%) XML
2 274 (1.75%) .NET
3 272 (1.74%) Web Services
4 136 (0.87%) SOAP
5 135 (0.86%) HTML
6 120 (0.77%) Middleware
7 110 (0.70%) REST
8 93 (0.60%) Gherkin
9 87 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
10 83 (0.53%) JSON
11 70 (0.45%) CSS
12 52 (0.33%) XSLT
13 42 (0.27%) RESTful
14 39 (0.25%) AngularJS
14 39 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
15 36 (0.23%) J2EE
16 33 (0.21%) Spring
17 30 (0.19%) ASP.NET
17 30 (0.19%) FpML
18 27 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2,023 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 556 (3.56%) Management Information System
3 421 (2.70%) User Experience
4 302 (1.93%) Fixed Income
5 279 (1.79%) Derivative
6 247 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 234 (1.50%) Equities
8 202 (1.29%) Computer Science
9 182 (1.17%) NHS
10 170 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 150 (0.96%) Credit Risk
11 150 (0.96%) Data Centre
12 146 (0.94%) Mobile App
13 133 (0.85%) Blackberry
14 116 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
15 112 (0.72%) Market Risk
16 102 (0.65%) Virtual Team
17 94 (0.60%) iPhone
18 92 (0.59%) FMCG
19 90 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,710 (10.95%) Windows
2 579 (3.71%) Windows 7
3 423 (2.71%) Unix
4 411 (2.63%) Linux
5 348 (2.23%) Windows Server
6 342 (2.19%) Windows 10
7 181 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 177 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 125 (0.80%) Android
10 113 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 107 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 83 (0.53%) Windows XP
13 77 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 71 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 43 (0.28%) Solaris
16 39 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 31 (0.20%) AIX
18 26 (0.17%) HPUX
19 20 (0.13%) MVS
20 19 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,255 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
2 2,479 (15.88%) Business Analysis
3 2,027 (12.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,297 (8.31%) ITIL
5 1,086 (6.96%) Data Analysis
6 1,084 (6.94%) Migration
7 1,070 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1,049 (6.72%) Project Management
9 958 (6.14%) User Stories
10 901 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
11 900 (5.76%) Analytics
12 892 (5.71%) Scrum
13 797 (5.10%) Test Automation
14 743 (4.76%) Change Management
15 702 (4.50%) Data Modelling
16 697 (4.46%) CRM
17 667 (4.27%) Waterfall
18 655 (4.19%) Test Scripting
19 558 (3.57%) Asset Management
20 549 (3.52%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2,494 (15.97%) SQL
2 592 (3.79%) Java
3 357 (2.29%) C#
4 339 (2.17%) Python
5 293 (1.88%) VBA
6 203 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 181 (1.16%) PowerShell
8 160 (1.02%) C
9 149 (0.95%) R
10 147 (0.94%) C++
11 126 (0.81%) T-SQL
12 114 (0.73%) PL/SQL
13 100 (0.64%) Perl
14 95 (0.61%) VB
15 72 (0.46%) Shell Script
16 70 (0.45%) PHP
17 69 (0.44%) Bash Shell
18 58 (0.37%) VBScript
19 48 (0.31%) Ruby
20 41 (0.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 853 (5.46%) Degree
2 810 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 530 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 497 (3.18%) ISEB
5 279 (1.79%) ISTQB
6 185 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
7 173 (1.11%) CISSP
8 139 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 130 (0.83%) DV Cleared
10 122 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 98 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
12 80 (0.51%) PMP
13 79 (0.51%) CISM
14 73 (0.47%) MCSE
14 73 (0.47%) PMI Certification
15 69 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
16 58 (0.37%) IIBA
17 57 (0.37%) MCP
18 51 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
19 46 (0.29%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 690 (4.42%) QA
2 638 (4.09%) GDPR
3 511 (3.27%) PMO
4 425 (2.72%) SLA
5 395 (2.53%) Data Quality
6 258 (1.65%) MiFID
7 149 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 109 (0.70%) PCI DSS
9 96 (0.61%) EMIR
10 89 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
11 77 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 51 (0.33%) COBIT
13 49 (0.31%) ISO 9001
14 43 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
15 42 (0.27%) IFRS
16 41 (0.26%) Solvency II
17 31 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 31 (0.20%) SEPA
18 30 (0.19%) GxP
19 28 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,143 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 179 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (0.45%) XenApp
4 66 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 65 (0.42%) vSphere
6 62 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 33 (0.21%) XenDesktop
8 28 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (0.17%) Terminal Services
10 22 (0.14%) Docker
11 18 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
12 17 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 17 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (0.096%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 15 (0.096%) NFS
13 15 (0.096%) RACF
14 12 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
15 11 (0.070%) BitLocker
15 11 (0.070%) DFS Replication
16 8 (0.051%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 237 (1.52%) SCCM
2 176 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
3 71 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 32 (0.20%) AirWatch
5 27 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 26 (0.17%) Tivoli
7 23 (0.15%) CSIRT
7 23 (0.15%) QRadar
8 22 (0.14%) Nessus
9 21 (0.13%) SCOM
10 20 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 19 (0.12%) NetBackup
12 18 (0.12%) WSUS
13 17 (0.11%) Backup Exec
13 17 (0.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 15 (0.096%) Control-M
14 15 (0.096%) Nagios
15 14 (0.090%) Kibana
15 14 (0.090%) Microsoft Clustering
16 13 (0.083%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 1,891 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 888 (5.69%) Oracle
3 719 (4.60%) SAP
4 359 (2.30%) HP
5 357 (2.29%) VMware
6 346 (2.22%) Citrix
7 332 (2.13%) Tableau
8 301 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
9 262 (1.68%) Cisco
10 248 (1.59%) ServiceNow
11 229 (1.47%) Google
12 190 (1.22%) IBM
13 139 (0.89%) Adobe
14 134 (0.86%) Remedy
15 127 (0.81%) Apple
16 123 (0.79%) Bloomberg
17 113 (0.72%) Charles River
18 104 (0.67%) Cognos
19 79 (0.51%) Splunk
20 77 (0.49%) Dell