Period
to 26 September 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 3,062 10,911 14,118
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 10.39% 12.40% 13.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.26% 13.16% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,271 7,297 9,166
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £198 £181 £175
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 560 665
Median hourly rate £17.59 £15.59 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.83% +1.04% -0.48%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £39.55 £34.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 27,191 82,898 97,365
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.31% 94.24% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,092 54,383 63,968
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £269
90th Percentile £668 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,089 2,874 3,155
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +14.29% -7.51%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £48.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.32% +6.86% -2.78%

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020. 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 -7 2,685 £425 +4.94% 624
UK excluding London -5 1,464 £388 +3.33% 488
London -2 1,388 £450 - 179
Work from Home +8 451 £400 -11.11% 81
South East -3 376 £411 +2.75% 133
North of England -8 335 £350 -6.67% 118
Midlands +1 262 £385 +6.57% 76
West Midlands 0 189 £415 +10.67% 48
North West -10 174 £325 -13.33% 67
South West -7 173 £400 +6.67% 69
Yorkshire -3 132 £400 +5.26% 40
Scotland -4 127 £375 - 18
East of England -13 96 £394 -1.56% 48
East Midlands +1 70 £275 -19.12% 28
Wales +6 51 £375 +15.38% 22
Northern Ireland +6 46 £333 +25.75% 4
North East -10 29 £413 +17.86% 11

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 792 (25.87%) Finance
2 654 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
3 502 (16.39%) SQL
4 490 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 449 (14.66%) Business Analysis
6 415 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
7 406 (13.26%) Microsoft
8 381 (12.44%) SC Cleared
9 336 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 319 (10.42%) Windows
11 311 (10.16%) Public Sector
12 270 (8.82%) Data Analysis
13 265 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
14 262 (8.56%) Requirements Gathering
15 255 (8.33%) Banking
16 251 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
17 237 (7.74%) Business Intelligence
18 235 (7.67%) ITIL
19 227 (7.41%) User Stories
20 214 (6.99%) Oracle
21 208 (6.79%) Analytics
22 201 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
23 194 (6.34%) Migration
24 192 (6.27%) Change Management
25 189 (6.17%) Active Directory
26 188 (6.14%) Scrum
27 187 (6.11%) JIRA
28 177 (5.78%) Python
29 175 (5.72%) Data Modelling
30 174 (5.68%) Degree

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
1 108 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 99 (3.23%) Confluence
3 34 (1.11%) MS Exchange
4 21 (0.69%) SAS
5 15 (0.49%) CMS
6 14 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 12 (0.39%) ArcGIS
8 9 (0.29%) Apache
8 9 (0.29%) IIS
9 8 (0.26%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.23%) Mule
10 7 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.23%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.20%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.16%) JBoss
12 5 (0.16%) MTS
13 4 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 251 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 201 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
3 93 (3.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 84 (2.74%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.23%) RoboHelp
8 3 (0.098%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.033%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.033%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.98%) Markit EDM
2 30 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (0.85%) Eagle PACE
3 26 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
4 19 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
5 18 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
6 16 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
6 16 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
7 13 (0.42%) Sentinel
8 12 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
9 11 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
10 10 (0.33%) Workday HCM
11 9 (0.29%) ION MarketView
11 9 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
11 9 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
12 8 (0.26%) Endur
12 8 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (0.26%) SAP FI-CA
13 7 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 172 (5.62%) Azure
2 136 (4.44%) Office 365
3 122 (3.98%) Power Platform
4 61 (1.99%) AWS
5 36 (1.18%) Google Analytics
6 33 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
7 25 (0.82%) SaaS
8 23 (0.75%) GCP
9 15 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (0.46%) Google Tag Manager
11 13 (0.42%) PowerApps
12 12 (0.39%) PaaS
13 10 (0.33%) GitHub
14 8 (0.26%) Trello
15 7 (0.23%) OneDrive
15 7 (0.23%) Veeva
15 7 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
17 5 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
17 5 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.65%) Firewall
2 40 (1.31%) TCP/IP
3 35 (1.14%) VPN
4 34 (1.11%) LAN
5 29 (0.95%) WAN
6 26 (0.85%) VoIP
7 24 (0.78%) Internet
8 22 (0.72%) Skype
9 21 (0.69%) DNS
10 19 (0.62%) SAN
11 18 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
12 17 (0.56%) Network Security
13 15 (0.49%) DHCP
14 12 (0.39%) VLAN
15 11 (0.36%) SSL
16 9 (0.29%) iSCSI
17 8 (0.26%) HTTP
17 8 (0.26%) Intranet
18 7 (0.23%) FTP
18 7 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (3.79%) Power BI
2 83 (2.71%) SQL Server
3 78 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 38 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (1.05%) Big Data
7 29 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
8 28 (0.91%) Oracle Database
8 28 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (0.78%) Data Lake
10 23 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
10 23 (0.75%) MySQL
10 23 (0.75%) QlikView
11 19 (0.62%) Hadoop
12 17 (0.56%) BigQuery
12 17 (0.56%) MS Access
13 15 (0.49%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.36%) Apache Hive
14 11 (0.36%) Geospatial Data
14 11 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 187 (6.11%) JIRA
2 56 (1.83%) Selenium
3 36 (1.18%) Cucumber
3 36 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 31 (1.01%) JMeter
5 22 (0.72%) Git (software)
6 19 (0.62%) SoapUI
7 15 (0.49%) Postman
8 14 (0.46%) Toad
9 13 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (0.39%) Eclipse
10 12 (0.39%) LoadRunner
11 8 (0.26%) eggPlant
11 8 (0.26%) REST Assured
12 7 (0.23%) ClearCase
12 7 (0.23%) Rational Rose
13 6 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.20%) WebDriver
13 6 (0.20%) WebLogic Workshop
14 5 (0.16%) Hudson
General
1 792 (25.87%) Finance
2 311 (10.16%) Public Sector
3 255 (8.33%) Banking
4 121 (3.95%) Front Office
5 111 (3.63%) Marketing
6 89 (2.91%) Back Office
7 83 (2.71%) Telecoms
8 78 (2.55%) Investment Banking
9 75 (2.45%) Retail
10 68 (2.22%) Manufacturing
11 67 (2.19%) Legal
12 46 (1.50%) Law
12 46 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 25 (0.82%) Billing
13 25 (0.82%) Electronics
14 22 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 22 (0.72%) Local Government
15 18 (0.59%) Advertising
15 18 (0.59%) German Language
15 18 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (1.93%) XML
2 51 (1.67%) .NET
3 40 (1.31%) Web Services
4 31 (1.01%) SOAP
5 30 (0.98%) HTML
5 30 (0.98%) Middleware
6 29 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
6 29 (0.95%) REST
7 26 (0.85%) JSON
7 26 (0.85%) Pandas
8 19 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
9 17 (0.56%) Gherkin
10 15 (0.49%) CSS
11 12 (0.39%) SailPoint
12 11 (0.36%) AngularJS
12 11 (0.36%) ASP.NET
12 11 (0.36%) J2EE
13 9 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (0.29%) RESTful
14 8 (0.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 415 (13.55%) Analytical Skills
2 135 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 83 (2.71%) Derivative
4 79 (2.58%) Fixed Income
5 78 (2.55%) NHS
6 71 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (1.67%) Equities
8 47 (1.53%) User Experience
9 45 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 41 (1.34%) Hedge funds
11 40 (1.31%) Reference Data
12 31 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
13 30 (0.98%) Virtual Team
14 29 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
15 28 (0.91%) Data Centre
16 23 (0.75%) Social Media
17 19 (0.62%) Mobile App
18 18 (0.59%) Credit Risk
18 18 (0.59%) Life Science
18 18 (0.59%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 319 (10.42%) Windows
2 115 (3.76%) Linux
3 109 (3.56%) Windows 10
4 87 (2.84%) Unix
5 52 (1.70%) Windows Server
6 51 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 26 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 18 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
12 13 (0.42%) Android
13 12 (0.39%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.36%) Solaris
15 9 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
16 7 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.13%) AIX
18 3 (0.098%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.098%) Windows XP
19 2 (0.065%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 654 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
2 449 (14.66%) Business Analysis
3 336 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 270 (8.82%) Data Analysis
5 265 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
6 262 (8.56%) Requirements Gathering
7 237 (7.74%) Business Intelligence
8 235 (7.67%) ITIL
9 227 (7.41%) User Stories
10 208 (6.79%) Analytics
11 194 (6.34%) Migration
12 192 (6.27%) Change Management
13 188 (6.14%) Scrum
14 175 (5.72%) Data Modelling
15 159 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
16 151 (4.93%) Workshop Facilitation
17 139 (4.54%) Cybersecurity
18 136 (4.44%) Risk Management
19 129 (4.21%) Project Management
20 124 (4.05%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 502 (16.39%) SQL
2 177 (5.78%) Python
3 111 (3.63%) Java
4 58 (1.89%) C#
5 57 (1.86%) VBA
6 54 (1.76%) R
7 44 (1.44%) JavaScript
8 42 (1.37%) C++
9 41 (1.34%) PL/SQL
10 38 (1.24%) PowerShell
11 35 (1.14%) C
12 22 (0.72%) T-SQL
13 19 (0.62%) Shell Script
14 17 (0.56%) Bash Shell
14 17 (0.56%) Perl
15 10 (0.33%) Ruby
15 10 (0.33%) VB
16 8 (0.26%) PHP
17 7 (0.23%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 490 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 381 (12.44%) SC Cleared
3 174 (5.68%) Degree
4 80 (2.61%) DV Cleared
5 74 (2.42%) ISEB
6 58 (1.89%) CISSP
7 43 (1.40%) ISTQB
8 33 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 32 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
10 28 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (0.78%) GIAC
12 23 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (0.72%) CISM
14 18 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (0.49%) CEH
16 14 (0.46%) CCNA
17 13 (0.42%) MCP
18 11 (0.36%) CISA
19 10 (0.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.59%) QA
2 88 (2.87%) Data Quality
3 68 (2.22%) SLA
4 50 (1.63%) GDPR
5 45 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 44 (1.44%) PMO
7 20 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
8 12 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 12 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.33%) NIST
9 10 (0.33%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.20%) IFRS
10 6 (0.20%) SEPA
11 5 (0.16%) COREP
11 5 (0.16%) GxP
11 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.16%) MiFID
12 4 (0.13%) COBIT
12 4 (0.13%) RMADS
12 4 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 189 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (0.36%) Docker
5 10 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.23%) BitLocker
8 7 (0.23%) HDFS
8 7 (0.23%) XenApp
9 6 (0.20%) NFS
9 6 (0.20%) vSphere
10 5 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.098%) Snort
12 2 (0.065%) Firmware
12 2 (0.065%) RACF
12 2 (0.065%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.065%) Time Sharing Option
12 2 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (1.24%) SCCM
2 26 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.33%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.29%) Grafana
5 9 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 9 (0.29%) vMotion
6 8 (0.26%) QRadar
6 8 (0.26%) SCOM
6 8 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.23%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.20%) Stealthwatch
9 5 (0.16%) Ansible
9 5 (0.16%) Kibana
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.16%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.13%) Nessus
11 3 (0.098%) Control-M
11 3 (0.098%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.098%) WMI
Vendors
1 406 (13.26%) Microsoft
2 214 (6.99%) Oracle
3 129 (4.21%) SAP
4 73 (2.38%) Tableau
5 61 (1.99%) Bloomberg
6 56 (1.83%) Splunk
7 51 (1.67%) Google
8 50 (1.63%) Cisco
8 50 (1.63%) Citrix
9 49 (1.60%) ServiceNow
10 48 (1.57%) VMware
11 41 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
12 38 (1.24%) HP
13 33 (1.08%) Reuters
14 32 (1.05%) CheckPoint
15 27 (0.88%) FactSet
16 24 (0.78%) Qualys
17 23 (0.75%) Red Hat
17 23 (0.75%) Remedy
17 23 (0.75%) Workday