Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 13,875 16,145 15,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.32% 15.64% 15.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.06% 16.48% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,053 10,783 10,513
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £174 £200 £200
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 698 781
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.08% -1.67%
10th Percentile £10.43 £10.12 £10.00
90th Percentile £32.70 £33.98 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% -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 98,694 97,988 97,540
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.94% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,351 64,962 63,626
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,030 2,868 3,307
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -2 12,575 £400 - 2,132
UK excluding London 0 7,981 £375 +2.74% 1,529
London -2 5,675 £433 -3.89% 743
South East -2 2,246 £388 +3.33% 357
North of England +1 1,794 £365 +4.29% 440
Midlands 0 1,283 £375 +3.45% 267
West Midlands 0 814 £390 +11.35% 171
North West -1 811 £361 -3.67% 235
South West -4 793 £375 +7.14% 175
Scotland -3 790 £342 -2.29% 95
Yorkshire +1 789 £375 +5.19% 159
East of England 0 754 £375 - 154
East Midlands 0 430 £350 -6.67% 96
Wales +2 256 £375 - 40
North East +4 195 £350 +8.53% 46
Northern Ireland +27 65 £348 +24.11% 4
Isle of Man -2 4 £600 +41.18%
Channel Islands -3 4 £700 +60.00% 1

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 3,497 (25.20%) Finance
2 3,143 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
3 2,183 (15.73%) SQL
4 2,131 (15.36%) Microsoft
5 2,038 (14.69%) Windows
6 1,803 (12.99%) Business Analysis
7 1,766 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
8 1,673 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,376 (9.92%) Microsoft Excel
10 1,320 (9.51%) Microsoft Office
11 1,262 (9.10%) Active Directory
12 1,187 (8.55%) ITIL
13 1,167 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
14 1,114 (8.03%) Banking
15 978 (7.05%) User Stories
16 976 (7.03%) Data Analysis
17 955 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
18 917 (6.61%) Test Automation
19 911 (6.57%) Oracle
20 900 (6.49%) Migration
21 870 (6.27%) Project Management
22 822 (5.92%) Scrum
23 819 (5.90%) Security Cleared
24 809 (5.83%) JIRA
25 776 (5.59%) Analytics
26 771 (5.56%) Retail
27 765 (5.51%) Degree
28 751 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
29 699 (5.04%) SAP
30 684 (4.93%) 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
1 444 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 378 (2.72%) Confluence
3 283 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 217 (1.56%) SAS
5 109 (0.79%) CMS
6 98 (0.71%) Skype for Business
7 93 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 67 (0.48%) IIS
9 64 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 55 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 51 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
12 40 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
13 38 (0.27%) Apache
14 33 (0.24%) IBM Notes
15 31 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 29 (0.21%) Tomcat
17 28 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 26 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
19 25 (0.18%) WordPress
20 22 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1,376 (9.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,320 (9.51%) Microsoft Office
3 492 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 390 (2.81%) MS Visio
5 154 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 123 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 29 (0.21%) SPSS
8 20 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 15 (0.11%) Open Workbench
10 11 (0.079%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.043%) CINEMA 4D
12 5 (0.036%) Stata
13 4 (0.029%) EngageOne
14 3 (0.022%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.022%) Photoshop
15 2 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.014%) MicroStation
15 2 (0.014%) Mingle
15 2 (0.014%) PTC Creo
15 2 (0.014%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 174 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 63 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 59 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 48 (0.35%) Workday HCM
6 44 (0.32%) Markit EDM
7 42 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 39 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 39 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
9 38 (0.27%) thinkFolio
10 37 (0.27%) SAP HR
11 34 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
12 32 (0.23%) NetSuite
13 30 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
13 30 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 29 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
15 26 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 26 (0.19%) SAP ERP
15 26 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
16 25 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 684 (4.93%) Office 365
2 383 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 241 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 127 (0.92%) SaaS
5 107 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
6 98 (0.71%) Google Analytics
7 72 (0.52%) PaaS
8 61 (0.44%) IaaS
9 55 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 55 (0.40%) Mimecast
10 52 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 52 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
11 38 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
12 37 (0.27%) G Suite
13 36 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
14 32 (0.23%) GitHub
15 26 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
16 25 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
16 25 (0.18%) OneDrive
17 21 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 267 (1.92%) Firewall
2 231 (1.66%) LAN
3 212 (1.53%) Internet
4 203 (1.46%) WAN
5 196 (1.41%) DNS
6 186 (1.34%) VPN
7 185 (1.33%) TCP/IP
8 144 (1.04%) DHCP
9 98 (0.71%) Skype
10 91 (0.66%) Intranet
11 80 (0.58%) Wireless
12 66 (0.48%) VoIP
13 62 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
14 61 (0.44%) Network Security
15 54 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
16 51 (0.37%) SMS
17 47 (0.34%) SAN
18 46 (0.33%) MPLS
19 44 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
20 36 (0.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 643 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 434 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 342 (2.46%) Power BI
4 239 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 206 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 185 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 169 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
8 132 (0.95%) Big Data
9 125 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
10 123 (0.89%) MS Access
11 115 (0.83%) Oracle Database
12 95 (0.68%) Data Mining
12 95 (0.68%) MySQL
12 95 (0.68%) QlikView
13 92 (0.66%) Hadoop
14 72 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 49 (0.35%) MongoDB
15 49 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
16 46 (0.33%) RDBMS
17 42 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 809 (5.83%) JIRA
2 477 (3.44%) Selenium
3 248 (1.79%) Cucumber
4 214 (1.54%) SoapUI
5 157 (1.13%) Jenkins
6 149 (1.07%) JMeter
7 133 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 110 (0.79%) WebDriver
9 96 (0.69%) Toad
10 95 (0.68%) Git (software)
11 86 (0.62%) SpecFlow
11 86 (0.62%) Visual Studio
12 76 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
13 53 (0.38%) HP UFT
14 49 (0.35%) LoadRunner
15 39 (0.28%) JUnit
16 37 (0.27%) TeamCity
17 33 (0.24%) Zephyr
18 28 (0.20%) Gatling
18 28 (0.20%) TestRail
General
1 3,497 (25.20%) Finance
2 1,114 (8.03%) Banking
3 771 (5.56%) Retail
4 384 (2.77%) Marketing
5 315 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 307 (2.21%) Legal
7 297 (2.14%) Front Office
8 283 (2.04%) Law
9 244 (1.76%) Manufacturing
10 203 (1.46%) Back Office
11 197 (1.42%) Investment Banking
12 139 (1.00%) Billing
13 126 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
14 124 (0.89%) Financial Institution
15 123 (0.89%) Retail Banking
16 119 (0.86%) Publishing
17 98 (0.71%) Advertising
18 67 (0.48%) Electronics
19 66 (0.48%) Automotive
20 60 (0.43%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (2.56%) XML
2 274 (1.97%) Web Services
3 273 (1.97%) .NET
4 202 (1.46%) SOAP
5 134 (0.97%) HTML
6 104 (0.75%) Gherkin
7 86 (0.62%) RESTful
8 85 (0.61%) Middleware
8 85 (0.61%) REST
9 70 (0.50%) JSON
10 67 (0.48%) CSS
11 55 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
12 37 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
13 33 (0.24%) React
14 32 (0.23%) AngularJS
14 32 (0.23%) Spring
15 30 (0.22%) ASP.NET
16 28 (0.20%) .NET Framework
17 27 (0.19%) LDAP
18 26 (0.19%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1,766 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 494 (3.56%) Management Information System
3 367 (2.65%) User Experience
4 352 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
5 203 (1.46%) Fixed Income
6 168 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
7 164 (1.18%) NHS
8 158 (1.14%) Derivative
9 155 (1.12%) Data Centre
10 151 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 131 (0.94%) Equities
12 126 (0.91%) Mobile App
13 111 (0.80%) Virtual Team
14 104 (0.75%) Data Structures
15 103 (0.74%) iPhone
16 98 (0.71%) Fintech
17 91 (0.66%) Blackberry
18 90 (0.65%) FMCG
19 77 (0.55%) Credit Risk
20 75 (0.54%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2,038 (14.69%) Windows
2 603 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 549 (3.96%) Windows 7
4 455 (3.28%) Unix
5 409 (2.95%) Linux
6 392 (2.83%) Windows Server
7 171 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 169 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 160 (1.15%) Android
10 147 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 87 (0.63%) Windows 8
12 82 (0.59%) Windows XP
13 67 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 65 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 64 (0.46%) Mac OS X
16 39 (0.28%) Solaris
17 38 (0.27%) Mac OS
18 23 (0.17%) AIX
19 20 (0.14%) VME
20 19 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,143 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1,803 (12.99%) Business Analysis
3 1,673 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,187 (8.55%) ITIL
5 1,167 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
6 978 (7.05%) User Stories
7 976 (7.03%) Data Analysis
8 955 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
9 917 (6.61%) Test Automation
10 900 (6.49%) Migration
11 870 (6.27%) Project Management
12 822 (5.92%) Scrum
13 776 (5.59%) Analytics
14 751 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
15 655 (4.72%) Test Scripting
16 635 (4.58%) Change Management
17 574 (4.14%) Data Modelling
18 551 (3.97%) CRM
19 541 (3.90%) Service Management
20 538 (3.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2,183 (15.73%) SQL
2 607 (4.37%) Java
3 352 (2.54%) C#
4 327 (2.36%) Python
5 227 (1.64%) JavaScript
6 207 (1.49%) VBA
7 191 (1.38%) PowerShell
8 151 (1.09%) T-SQL
9 141 (1.02%) PL/SQL
10 129 (0.93%) C
11 123 (0.89%) R
12 81 (0.58%) VB
13 75 (0.54%) C++
14 69 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 66 (0.48%) Perl
16 50 (0.36%) Bash Shell
17 40 (0.29%) Groovy
18 39 (0.28%) Ruby
19 37 (0.27%) PHP
20 30 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 819 (5.90%) Security Cleared
2 765 (5.51%) Degree
3 578 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 450 (3.24%) ISEB
5 326 (2.35%) ISTQB
6 181 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 149 (1.07%) CISSP
8 138 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 125 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 122 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 91 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
12 88 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
13 84 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
14 81 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 73 (0.53%) CISM
16 68 (0.49%) MCP
17 67 (0.48%) CISA
18 63 (0.45%) MCSE
19 55 (0.40%) CCNA
20 53 (0.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 612 (4.41%) QA
2 464 (3.34%) PMO
3 405 (2.92%) SLA
4 386 (2.78%) Data Quality
5 333 (2.40%) GDPR
6 94 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 58 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 57 (0.41%) MiFID
8 57 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 37 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 37 (0.27%) IFRS
10 34 (0.25%) PSD2
11 24 (0.17%) COBIT
12 22 (0.16%) EMIR
13 20 (0.14%) IFRS 9
14 17 (0.12%) ISO 9001
15 14 (0.10%) GxP
15 14 (0.10%) SEPA
15 14 (0.10%) Solvency II
16 12 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 1,262 (9.10%) Active Directory
2 184 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (0.66%) XenApp
4 65 (0.47%) XenDesktop
5 56 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 55 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 52 (0.37%) Docker
8 51 (0.37%) vSphere
9 48 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
10 25 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (0.15%) VMware Server
12 20 (0.14%) BitLocker
13 19 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
13 19 (0.14%) XenServer
14 18 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
15 16 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
16 15 (0.11%) Terminal Services
17 10 (0.072%) VMware Workstation
18 8 (0.058%) Time Sharing Option
19 7 (0.050%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 273 (1.97%) SCCM
2 105 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
3 81 (0.58%) HP ALM
4 47 (0.34%) AirWatch
5 44 (0.32%) WSUS
6 43 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 40 (0.29%) Ansible
7 40 (0.29%) SCOM
8 38 (0.27%) Control-M
9 37 (0.27%) Kubernetes
10 34 (0.25%) Puppet
11 31 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
12 30 (0.22%) vCenter Server
13 27 (0.19%) Backup Exec
13 27 (0.19%) Nessus
14 22 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
14 22 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
14 22 (0.16%) QRadar
15 21 (0.15%) OpenView
16 20 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 2,131 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 911 (6.57%) Oracle
3 699 (5.04%) SAP
4 389 (2.80%) Citrix
5 319 (2.30%) VMware
6 317 (2.28%) Cisco
7 297 (2.14%) Tableau
8 288 (2.08%) ServiceNow
9 249 (1.79%) HP
10 233 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
11 198 (1.43%) Google
11 198 (1.43%) Remedy
12 178 (1.28%) Apple
13 159 (1.15%) IBM
14 131 (0.94%) Workday
15 123 (0.89%) Adobe
16 95 (0.68%) Sony
17 78 (0.56%) Bloomberg
18 76 (0.55%) Red Hat
19 73 (0.53%) Splunk