Period
to 17 January 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 4,376 8,823 13,142
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 10.80% 12.11% 13.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.70% 12.90% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,670 6,041 8,803
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £174 £163 £175
90th Percentile £600 £550 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.87% - +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 546 601
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% - +2.68%
10th Percentile £11.22 £10.65 £10.38
90th Percentile £35.00 £30.00 £29.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.24 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +8.27% - +5.63%

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 37,407 68,373 94,185
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.36% 93.85% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,299 45,729 63,332
Median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
10th Percentile £256 £238 £265
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,376 2,532 2,762
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £17.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.78% +1.55% -1.53%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analyst.

Daily rate trend for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analyst.

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

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 2021. 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 -3 3,733 £403 +0.63% 819
UK excluding London -3 2,006 £360 -3.87% 576
London -1 1,925 £450 - 300
Work from Home +7 922 £400 -11.11% 69
North of England 0 499 £350 -6.67% 154
South East -2 483 £390 -2.50% 145
Midlands +1 320 £350 -2.78% 102
North West -1 290 £325 -11.56% 81
Scotland +1 227 £365 -2.67% 46
West Midlands +1 211 £375 +3.45% 68
East of England +1 201 £350 -5.41% 50
South West -2 182 £400 +6.67% 50
Yorkshire -2 165 £375 - 70
East Midlands 0 105 £130 -62.86% 33
Wales +5 79 £313 -3.85% 17
North East 0 44 £369 -1.60% 3
Northern Ireland -6 19 £327 -5.90% 12

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 1,061 (24.25%) Finance
2 858 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
3 762 (17.41%) SQL
4 573 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
5 567 (12.96%) Microsoft
6 552 (12.61%) Business Analysis
7 503 (11.49%) Security Cleared
8 460 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 459 (10.49%) Windows
10 448 (10.24%) Public Sector
11 411 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
12 406 (9.28%) Data Analysis
13 393 (8.98%) Microsoft Excel
14 388 (8.87%) SC Cleared
14 388 (8.87%) Requirements Gathering
15 365 (8.34%) Banking
16 362 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
17 311 (7.11%) Analytics
18 303 (6.92%) Power Platform
19 300 (6.86%) User Stories
20 299 (6.83%) ITIL
21 296 (6.76%) Azure
22 288 (6.58%) Python
23 285 (6.51%) Power BI
24 282 (6.44%) Migration
25 279 (6.38%) Oracle
26 269 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
27 264 (6.03%) Active Directory
27 264 (6.03%) JIRA
28 257 (5.87%) 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
1 149 (3.40%) Confluence
2 127 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 45 (1.03%) SAS
4 42 (0.96%) MS Exchange
5 16 (0.37%) Skype for Business
6 15 (0.34%) ArcGIS
7 14 (0.32%) CMS
8 13 (0.30%) Apache Spark
8 13 (0.30%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.21%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.11%) IBM Domino
14 5 (0.11%) IIS
14 5 (0.11%) MTS
14 5 (0.11%) Mule
Applications
1 393 (8.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 269 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
3 115 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 110 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 43 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (0.30%) SPSS
8 6 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.091%) CATIA
10 3 (0.069%) Stata
11 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 38 (0.87%) Markit EDM
2 37 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (0.75%) Eagle PACE
4 24 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
6 16 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (0.34%) SAP FI-CA
7 15 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
8 14 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
9 11 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
9 11 (0.25%) Temenos T24
10 10 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 10 (0.23%) SAP PSCD
11 9 (0.21%) SAP CRM
12 8 (0.18%) Maximo
12 8 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
13 7 (0.16%) BASE24
13 7 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
13 7 (0.16%) thinkFolio
13 7 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 303 (6.92%) Power Platform
2 296 (6.76%) Azure
3 245 (5.60%) Office 365
4 114 (2.61%) AWS
5 45 (1.03%) GCP
6 44 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
6 44 (1.01%) SaaS
7 39 (0.89%) Google Analytics
8 36 (0.82%) PowerApps
9 19 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 16 (0.37%) PaaS
11 12 (0.27%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.27%) OneDrive
12 11 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
12 11 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.25%) GitHub
12 11 (0.25%) Yammer
13 10 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
14 9 (0.21%) Power Automate
15 8 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (2.79%) Firewall
2 51 (1.17%) TCP/IP
3 50 (1.14%) Network Security
3 50 (1.14%) VPN
4 47 (1.07%) Internet
5 38 (0.87%) LAN
5 38 (0.87%) WAN
6 29 (0.66%) VoIP
6 29 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
7 26 (0.59%) Skype
8 24 (0.55%) DHCP
8 24 (0.55%) DNS
9 20 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
10 18 (0.41%) SAN
11 13 (0.30%) Intranet
12 12 (0.27%) Unified Communications
13 11 (0.25%) SSL
13 11 (0.25%) VLAN
14 10 (0.23%) ATM
14 10 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (6.51%) Power BI
2 158 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 140 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
4 119 (2.72%) Tableau
5 63 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 52 (1.19%) QlikView
8 47 (1.07%) Big Data
9 46 (1.05%) Qlik Sense
10 43 (0.98%) Oracle Database
11 42 (0.96%) Data Lake
12 40 (0.91%) Relational Database
13 34 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
14 29 (0.66%) Pentaho
15 28 (0.64%) Data Mining
16 26 (0.59%) BigQuery
17 25 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
18 24 (0.55%) Hadoop
18 24 (0.55%) MySQL
19 21 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 264 (6.03%) JIRA
2 57 (1.30%) Selenium
3 38 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 36 (0.82%) Cucumber
5 35 (0.80%) JMeter
6 28 (0.64%) Postman
7 25 (0.57%) SoapUI
7 25 (0.57%) Toad
8 15 (0.34%) Git (software)
9 14 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (0.27%) LoadRunner
11 9 (0.21%) JUnit
11 9 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
11 9 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.18%) Gatling
13 7 (0.16%) eggPlant
14 6 (0.14%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.14%) RStudio
15 5 (0.11%) Appium
General
1 1,061 (24.25%) Finance
2 448 (10.24%) Public Sector
3 365 (8.34%) Banking
4 168 (3.84%) Front Office
5 162 (3.70%) Retail
6 129 (2.95%) Marketing
7 112 (2.56%) Investment Banking
8 102 (2.33%) Telecoms
9 85 (1.94%) Manufacturing
10 84 (1.92%) Back Office
11 69 (1.58%) Legal
12 54 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 48 (1.10%) Law
14 47 (1.07%) Local Government
15 33 (0.75%) German Language
16 28 (0.64%) Electronics
17 27 (0.62%) Financial Institution
17 27 (0.62%) Retail Banking
18 26 (0.59%) Publishing
19 25 (0.57%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (2.19%) XML
2 56 (1.28%) Web Services
3 38 (0.87%) .NET
4 35 (0.80%) JSON
5 32 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
5 32 (0.73%) Middleware
5 32 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
6 28 (0.64%) Pandas
7 27 (0.62%) HTML
8 23 (0.53%) SOAP
9 19 (0.43%) Gherkin
10 18 (0.41%) RESTful
11 15 (0.34%) REST
12 12 (0.27%) CSS
12 12 (0.27%) EDI
13 11 (0.25%) Shiny
14 9 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (0.18%) ADO
15 8 (0.18%) FpML
15 8 (0.18%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 573 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (3.82%) NHS
3 160 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 114 (2.61%) User Experience
5 113 (2.58%) Derivative
6 107 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
7 100 (2.29%) Equities
8 73 (1.67%) Fixed Income
9 70 (1.60%) Hedge funds
10 63 (1.44%) Reference Data
11 57 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 47 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
13 42 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 38 (0.87%) Data Centre
15 36 (0.82%) Virtual Team
16 32 (0.73%) FMCG
17 30 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
17 30 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
18 27 (0.62%) Social Media
19 25 (0.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 459 (10.49%) Windows
2 163 (3.72%) Windows 10
3 111 (2.54%) Linux
4 98 (2.24%) Unix
5 72 (1.65%) Windows Server
6 60 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 32 (0.73%) Android
7 32 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 26 (0.59%) Windows 8
9 23 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
11 15 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.25%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
14 9 (0.21%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.21%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.18%) Solaris
16 4 (0.091%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.069%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 858 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
2 552 (12.61%) Business Analysis
3 460 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 411 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
5 406 (9.28%) Data Analysis
6 388 (8.87%) Requirements Gathering
7 362 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
8 311 (7.11%) Analytics
9 300 (6.86%) User Stories
10 299 (6.83%) ITIL
11 282 (6.44%) Migration
12 257 (5.87%) Data Modelling
13 228 (5.21%) Change Management
14 224 (5.12%) Workshop Facilitation
15 210 (4.80%) Cybersecurity
16 193 (4.41%) Project Management
17 192 (4.39%) Scrum
18 182 (4.16%) User Acceptance Testing
19 165 (3.77%) Decision-Making
20 160 (3.66%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 762 (17.41%) SQL
2 288 (6.58%) Python
3 85 (1.94%) Java
4 81 (1.85%) R
5 70 (1.60%) JavaScript
6 61 (1.39%) VBA
7 60 (1.37%) PowerShell
8 59 (1.35%) C++
9 56 (1.28%) T-SQL
10 55 (1.26%) PL/SQL
11 51 (1.17%) C#
12 45 (1.03%) C
13 22 (0.50%) VB
14 14 (0.32%) Perl
15 10 (0.23%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 10 (0.23%) Ruby
16 9 (0.21%) VBScript
17 7 (0.16%) PHP
18 6 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 503 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 388 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 202 (4.62%) Degree
4 92 (2.10%) ISEB
5 83 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 67 (1.53%) ISTQB
7 52 (1.19%) CISSP
8 44 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 37 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 37 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 31 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (0.57%) CISM
13 18 (0.41%) GCIH
14 17 (0.39%) CCNA
14 17 (0.39%) GIAC
14 17 (0.39%) SSCP
15 15 (0.34%) CCNP
15 15 (0.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (4.41%) QA
2 130 (2.97%) Data Quality
3 102 (2.33%) SLA
4 69 (1.58%) PMO
5 63 (1.44%) NIST
6 59 (1.35%) GDPR
7 39 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 30 (0.69%) NCSC
9 24 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
10 17 (0.39%) COREP
11 16 (0.37%) IFRS
12 15 (0.34%) MiFID
13 14 (0.32%) PCI DSS
13 14 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 13 (0.30%) COBIT
15 8 (0.18%) EMIR
16 7 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 6 (0.14%) FINREP
17 6 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 6 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 264 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 32 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.25%) Docker
3 11 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.23%) XenApp
5 9 (0.21%) HDFS
5 9 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.21%) vSphere
6 6 (0.14%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.091%) NFS
8 4 (0.091%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.069%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.023%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.023%) Firmware
10 1 (0.023%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.023%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.023%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.023%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.023%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 48 (1.10%) SCCM
2 22 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (0.30%) QRadar
4 11 (0.25%) HP ALM
4 11 (0.25%) SCOM
5 9 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (0.18%) Grafana
7 7 (0.16%) AirWatch
7 7 (0.16%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.16%) Nessus
7 7 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.14%) CASB
8 6 (0.14%) Kibana
8 6 (0.14%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.14%) Stealthwatch
9 5 (0.11%) EnCase
10 4 (0.091%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.091%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.091%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.091%) vMotion
Vendors
1 567 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 279 (6.38%) Oracle
3 222 (5.07%) SAP
4 101 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
5 100 (2.29%) ServiceNow
6 84 (1.92%) Cisco
7 76 (1.74%) Splunk
8 65 (1.49%) Google
9 59 (1.35%) VMware
10 58 (1.33%) Citrix
11 57 (1.30%) Bloomberg
12 45 (1.03%) HP
12 45 (1.03%) Informatica
13 35 (0.80%) Remedy
14 34 (0.78%) Palo Alto
15 31 (0.71%) Adobe
15 31 (0.71%) Murex
16 30 (0.69%) Fortinet
17 29 (0.66%) FactSet
17 29 (0.66%) IBM