Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 13,996 15,586 16,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.68% 15.69% 15.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.44% 16.52% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,066 10,404 11,123
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £175 £210 £200
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 665 640 850
UK median hourly rate £15.48 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.13% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.13 £10.00
90th Percentile £32.30 £33.30 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.43
% change year-on-year +3.45% +0.52% -0.52%

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 96,952 94,329 100,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,720 61,949 65,599
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,111 2,809 3,298
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -1 12,639 £400 - 2,289
UK excluding London 0 8,075 £375 +3.45% 1,628
London -2 5,700 £438 -2.78% 814
South East -1 2,323 £400 +6.67% 346
North of England +1 1,697 £370 +2.07% 496
Midlands 0 1,285 £375 +7.14% 301
Scotland 0 855 £338 -3.57% 82
East of England +1 843 £370 -5.13% 173
North West -1 816 £360 -0.69% 243
West Midlands 0 814 £388 +10.71% 202
South West -4 757 £375 +7.14% 160
Yorkshire +1 750 £375 +3.45% 209
East Midlands +1 437 £354 +1.19% 98
Wales +3 249 £375 +5.63% 59
North East +2 133 £341 +2.41% 44
Northern Ireland +40 67 £359 +43.50% 10
Channel Islands -3 4 £700 +60.00% 2
Isle of Man -3 1 £475 +11.76%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3,591 (25.66%) Finance
2 3,083 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
3 2,119 (15.14%) SQL
4 2,079 (14.85%) Microsoft
5 2,024 (14.46%) Windows
6 1,965 (14.04%) Business Analysis
7 1,769 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,766 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
9 1,286 (9.19%) Microsoft Excel
10 1,272 (9.09%) Active Directory
11 1,246 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
12 1,193 (8.52%) Banking
13 1,144 (8.17%) ITIL
14 1,121 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
15 995 (7.11%) User Stories
16 935 (6.68%) Data Analysis
17 934 (6.67%) Migration
18 919 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
19 907 (6.48%) Project Management
20 858 (6.13%) Oracle
21 828 (5.92%) Test Automation
22 814 (5.82%) Scrum
23 794 (5.67%) Analytics
24 782 (5.59%) JIRA
25 774 (5.53%) Retail
26 770 (5.50%) Degree
27 753 (5.38%) User Acceptance Testing
28 730 (5.22%) Security Cleared
29 705 (5.04%) Test Scripting
30 661 (4.72%) Office 365

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
1 419 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 371 (2.65%) Confluence
3 266 (1.90%) MS Exchange
4 240 (1.71%) SAS
5 120 (0.86%) Skype for Business
6 117 (0.84%) CMS
7 97 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 77 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 68 (0.49%) IIS
10 51 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 39 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
12 35 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
13 32 (0.23%) Apache
13 32 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
14 31 (0.22%) IBM Notes
15 30 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 30 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 29 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
17 25 (0.18%) WordPress
18 20 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1,286 (9.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,246 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
3 458 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 449 (3.21%) MS Visio
5 127 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 87 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 36 (0.26%) SPSS
8 16 (0.11%) Open Workbench
9 15 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 11 (0.079%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.043%) CINEMA 4D
12 5 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
12 5 (0.036%) Stata
13 4 (0.029%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.029%) Photoshop
14 3 (0.021%) EngageOne
14 3 (0.021%) Mozilla Thunderbird
15 2 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 2 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 147 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 63 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 59 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 47 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 47 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
6 45 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 41 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
8 36 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 36 (0.26%) SAP HR
9 35 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 35 (0.25%) Workday HCM
10 32 (0.23%) thinkFolio
11 31 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
11 31 (0.22%) NetSuite
12 28 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 24 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
14 23 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 22 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
16 21 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 661 (4.72%) Office 365
2 309 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 192 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 114 (0.81%) SaaS
5 111 (0.79%) Google Analytics
6 72 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
7 60 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
8 55 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 47 (0.34%) Mimecast
10 41 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 41 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
11 37 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
11 37 (0.26%) G Suite
12 36 (0.26%) PaaS
13 32 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
13 32 (0.23%) Google Tag Manager
14 30 (0.21%) GitHub
15 26 (0.19%) IaaS
16 25 (0.18%) BrowserStack
17 22 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 289 (2.06%) Firewall
2 225 (1.61%) LAN
3 210 (1.50%) DNS
4 209 (1.49%) WAN
5 195 (1.39%) Internet
6 188 (1.34%) VPN
7 180 (1.29%) TCP/IP
8 153 (1.09%) DHCP
9 121 (0.86%) Skype
10 97 (0.69%) SMS
11 84 (0.60%) Network Security
12 76 (0.54%) VoIP
13 74 (0.53%) Wireless
14 72 (0.51%) Intranet
15 53 (0.38%) SAN
15 53 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
16 46 (0.33%) MPLS
17 44 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
18 35 (0.25%) BGP
18 35 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 651 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 400 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 302 (2.16%) Power BI
4 176 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 174 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 173 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 157 (1.12%) Big Data
8 153 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
9 113 (0.81%) Oracle Database
10 111 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
11 106 (0.76%) Data Mining
12 99 (0.71%) Hadoop
12 99 (0.71%) MS Access
13 93 (0.66%) QlikView
14 91 (0.65%) MySQL
15 67 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 55 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
17 48 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
18 46 (0.33%) MongoDB
19 42 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 782 (5.59%) JIRA
2 457 (3.27%) Selenium
3 254 (1.81%) Cucumber
4 195 (1.39%) SoapUI
5 137 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 125 (0.89%) Jenkins
7 117 (0.84%) JMeter
8 104 (0.74%) WebDriver
9 103 (0.74%) SpecFlow
10 98 (0.70%) Toad
11 94 (0.67%) Git (software)
12 83 (0.59%) Visual Studio
13 57 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
14 51 (0.36%) HP UFT
15 40 (0.29%) Eclipse
15 40 (0.29%) TeamCity
16 37 (0.26%) Zephyr
17 31 (0.22%) LoadRunner
18 30 (0.21%) JUnit
19 27 (0.19%) TestRail
General
1 3,591 (25.66%) Finance
2 1,193 (8.52%) Banking
3 774 (5.53%) Retail
4 379 (2.71%) Marketing
5 363 (2.59%) Legal
6 330 (2.36%) Front Office
7 298 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 287 (2.05%) Law
9 242 (1.73%) Investment Banking
10 240 (1.71%) Manufacturing
11 208 (1.49%) Back Office
12 140 (1.00%) Retail Banking
13 124 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
14 122 (0.87%) Financial Institution
15 117 (0.84%) Billing
16 114 (0.81%) Advertising
16 114 (0.81%) Publishing
17 83 (0.59%) Automotive
18 65 (0.46%) French Language
19 55 (0.39%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (2.41%) XML
2 273 (1.95%) .NET
3 257 (1.84%) Web Services
4 164 (1.17%) SOAP
5 133 (0.95%) HTML
6 110 (0.79%) Gherkin
7 102 (0.73%) Middleware
8 85 (0.61%) RESTful
9 64 (0.46%) JSON
10 63 (0.45%) REST
11 61 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
12 56 (0.40%) CSS
13 41 (0.29%) ASP.NET
14 36 (0.26%) jQuery
15 34 (0.24%) AngularJS
15 34 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
16 32 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
16 32 (0.23%) WPF
17 29 (0.21%) LDAP
17 29 (0.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1,766 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 494 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 367 (2.62%) User Experience
4 335 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
5 220 (1.57%) Fixed Income
6 188 (1.34%) Data Centre
7 176 (1.26%) Computer Science
7 176 (1.26%) Derivative
8 172 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 169 (1.21%) NHS
10 144 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
11 123 (0.88%) Equities
12 107 (0.76%) Mobile App
13 96 (0.69%) Fintech
14 95 (0.68%) Virtual Team
15 93 (0.66%) Blackberry
16 85 (0.61%) iPhone
17 83 (0.59%) Credit Risk
18 82 (0.59%) Data Structures
19 81 (0.58%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2,024 (14.46%) Windows
2 568 (4.06%) Windows 7
3 562 (4.02%) Windows 10
4 465 (3.32%) Unix
5 399 (2.85%) Windows Server
6 398 (2.84%) Linux
7 198 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 182 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 169 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 146 (1.04%) Android
11 97 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 91 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 83 (0.59%) Mac OS X
14 81 (0.58%) Windows XP
15 54 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 42 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 34 (0.24%) AIX
18 33 (0.24%) Solaris
19 19 (0.14%) Windows Vista
20 15 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,083 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1,965 (14.04%) Business Analysis
3 1,769 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,144 (8.17%) ITIL
5 1,121 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
6 995 (7.11%) User Stories
7 935 (6.68%) Data Analysis
8 934 (6.67%) Migration
9 919 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
10 907 (6.48%) Project Management
11 828 (5.92%) Test Automation
12 814 (5.82%) Scrum
13 794 (5.67%) Analytics
14 753 (5.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 705 (5.04%) Test Scripting
16 651 (4.65%) Change Management
17 552 (3.94%) Data Modelling
18 550 (3.93%) Waterfall
19 526 (3.76%) CRM
20 507 (3.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2,119 (15.14%) SQL
2 613 (4.38%) Java
3 337 (2.41%) C#
4 304 (2.17%) Python
5 203 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 198 (1.41%) VBA
7 193 (1.38%) JavaScript
8 136 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 126 (0.90%) C
10 125 (0.89%) R
11 124 (0.89%) T-SQL
12 77 (0.55%) VB
13 72 (0.51%) C++
14 68 (0.49%) Perl
15 63 (0.45%) Shell Script
16 52 (0.37%) Bash Shell
17 48 (0.34%) Groovy
18 44 (0.31%) Scala
19 43 (0.31%) VBScript
20 34 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 770 (5.50%) Degree
2 730 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 523 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 439 (3.14%) ISEB
5 317 (2.26%) ISTQB
6 174 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 167 (1.19%) CISSP
8 129 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
8 129 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 115 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 91 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 87 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
12 75 (0.54%) CISA
13 72 (0.51%) CISM
14 70 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
15 64 (0.46%) MCP
16 62 (0.44%) CCNA
17 58 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 58 (0.41%) MCSA
17 58 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 606 (4.33%) QA
2 456 (3.26%) PMO
3 399 (2.85%) SLA
4 389 (2.78%) Data Quality
5 342 (2.44%) GDPR
6 87 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 64 (0.46%) MiFID
8 60 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 46 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 37 (0.26%) IFRS
11 35 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
12 29 (0.21%) PSD2
13 28 (0.20%) COBIT
14 25 (0.18%) EMIR
15 18 (0.13%) GxP
15 18 (0.13%) Solvency II
16 17 (0.12%) IFRS 9
17 15 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
18 13 (0.093%) ISO 9001
18 13 (0.093%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,272 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 239 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 85 (0.61%) XenApp
5 72 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
6 67 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 62 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 61 (0.44%) vSphere
9 40 (0.29%) Docker
10 29 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 27 (0.19%) BitLocker
12 23 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
13 21 (0.15%) VMware Server
14 19 (0.14%) Terminal Services
15 17 (0.12%) XenServer
16 16 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
16 16 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
17 15 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
18 8 (0.057%) HDFS
18 8 (0.057%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 313 (2.24%) SCCM
2 94 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 87 (0.62%) HP ALM
4 60 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 48 (0.34%) WSUS
6 44 (0.31%) SCOM
7 39 (0.28%) AirWatch
8 38 (0.27%) Control-M
9 32 (0.23%) Kubernetes
10 31 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
11 30 (0.21%) QRadar
11 30 (0.21%) vCenter Server
12 28 (0.20%) Ansible
12 28 (0.20%) Backup Exec
12 28 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
12 28 (0.20%) NetBackup
13 26 (0.19%) Nessus
14 22 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
14 22 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
15 21 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2,079 (14.85%) Microsoft
2 858 (6.13%) Oracle
3 661 (4.72%) SAP
4 418 (2.99%) Citrix
5 371 (2.65%) VMware
6 327 (2.34%) Cisco
7 286 (2.04%) Tableau
8 278 (1.99%) ServiceNow
9 253 (1.81%) HP
10 245 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
11 225 (1.61%) Google
12 190 (1.36%) Remedy
13 177 (1.26%) IBM
14 173 (1.24%) Apple
15 129 (0.92%) Adobe
16 105 (0.75%) Workday
17 97 (0.69%) McAfee
18 78 (0.56%) Ivanti
19 75 (0.54%) Sony
20 74 (0.53%) webMethods