The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 May 2017.

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
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 6784 8699 10164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 16.21% 18.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.98% 17.06% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4483 5776 6460
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 377 588
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.48 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £27.15 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42459 50981 52251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27498 33314 32358
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1306 1471 2077
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.95 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.30% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 May 2017.

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 3 months to 30 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 6220 £400 +3.89% 1453
London -1 3002 £450 +5.88% 541
South East -1 1106 £375 - 245
City of London -2 585 £447 -0.77% 162
North West 0 409 £365 +4.28% 140
Scotland -1 364 £368 +5.14% 64
Yorkshire +1 355 £370 +5.71% 135
West Midlands 0 355 £335 +1.51% 105
South West -2 354 £353 +4.44% 131
East of England -3 319 £400 +8.10% 100
Edinburgh +1 256 £375 +4.16% 35
Surrey +3 251 £400 - 37
West Yorkshire +1 241 £375 +3.44% 92
East Midlands -2 239 £400 +14.28% 43
Hampshire +1 229 £344 -1.78% 56
Manchester -2 206 £350 +2.94% 75
Berkshire -2 202 £364 -3.45% 50
Leeds +2 172 £372 +6.28% 66
Buckinghamshire -6 160 £338 -10.00% 35
Milton Keynes -6 120 £350 -6.66% 24
Birmingham 0 106 £325 -7.14% 32
Cheshire +4 100 £400 +6.66% 33
Wiltshire +3 96 £389 +19.61% 20
Bristol -3 93 £375 +11.94% 54
Northamptonshire +2 92 £425 +6.25% 11
West Sussex +3 79 £400 -1.23% 19
Cambridgeshire +3 73 £313 -10.71% 29
Glasgow -7 73 £338 -2.17% 16
Essex -7 73 £425 +21.42% 15
Hertfordshire -4 72 £375 -3.22% 28

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 3936 (28.83%) Finance
2 2560 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 2294 (16.80%) SQL
4 2204 (16.14%) Business Analysis
5 1743 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
6 1700 (12.45%) Banking
7 1670 (12.23%) Microsoft
8 1552 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 1505 (11.02%) Windows
10 1227 (8.99%) Microsoft Excel
11 1058 (7.75%) ITIL
12 1009 (7.39%) Oracle
13 972 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
14 969 (7.10%) Data Analysis
15 956 (7.00%) Migration
16 950 (6.96%) Project Management
17 935 (6.85%) Active Directory
18 857 (6.28%) Retail
19 835 (6.12%) Degree
20 758 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
21 756 (5.54%) Security Cleared
22 751 (5.50%) Scrum
23 738 (5.41%) User Stories
24 710 (5.20%) User Acceptance Testing
25 697 (5.11%) Change Management
26 686 (5.02%) Analytics
27 678 (4.97%) SQL Server
28 676 (4.95%) SAP
29 654 (4.79%) Test Automation
30 624 (4.57%) Test Scripting

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
1 380 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 270 (1.98%) SAS
3 229 (1.68%) MS Exchange
4 177 (1.30%) Confluence
5 126 (0.92%) CMS
6 108 (0.79%) IIS
7 99 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 81 (0.59%) Skype for Business
9 72 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 62 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 56 (0.41%) Apache Spark
12 55 (0.40%) IBM Notes
13 52 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 48 (0.35%) Tomcat
15 41 (0.30%) JBoss
16 34 (0.25%) Apache
16 34 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
17 31 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 31 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
18 30 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1227 (8.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 972 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
3 449 (3.29%) MS Visio
4 406 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 189 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
6 149 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.24%) SPSS
8 19 (0.14%) Stata
9 8 (0.059%) Mingle
10 6 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.044%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.037%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.029%) Open Workbench
12 4 (0.029%) UserZoom
13 3 (0.022%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.015%) InDesign
15 1 (0.007%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 182 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 64 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 60 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 60 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 49 (0.36%) SAP FI
6 45 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
7 41 (0.30%) SAP CO
7 41 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
8 38 (0.28%) Maximo
9 34 (0.25%) SAP ERP
10 33 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
10 33 (0.24%) thinkFolio
11 31 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
12 30 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
13 29 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
14 27 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
15 25 (0.18%) Temenos T24
16 24 (0.18%) Markit EDM
17 22 (0.16%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 263 (1.93%) Office 365
2 85 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (0.58%) Google Analytics
4 66 (0.48%) SaaS
5 57 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
6 39 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
7 32 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
8 30 (0.22%) G Suite
9 22 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (0.15%) GitHub
11 19 (0.14%) Mimecast
12 17 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
13 16 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
14 15 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
15 14 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
16 8 (0.059%) OneDrive
16 8 (0.059%) Trello
17 7 (0.051%) Azure Active Directory
17 7 (0.051%) IaaS
17 7 (0.051%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 301 (2.20%) Firewall
2 221 (1.62%) TCP/IP
3 198 (1.45%) Internet
4 186 (1.36%) DNS
5 183 (1.34%) LAN
6 180 (1.32%) WAN
7 137 (1.00%) DHCP
8 136 (1.00%) VPN
9 117 (0.86%) Network Security
10 99 (0.73%) Wireless
11 75 (0.55%) SAN
12 66 (0.48%) VoIP
13 63 (0.46%) Intranet
14 56 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
15 51 (0.37%) LDAP
16 49 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
17 41 (0.30%) HTTP
17 41 (0.30%) Skype
18 40 (0.29%) Unified Communications
19 39 (0.29%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 678 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 444 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
3 391 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 245 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 234 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 228 (1.67%) Big Data
7 180 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
8 178 (1.30%) Hadoop
9 161 (1.18%) Oracle Database
10 151 (1.11%) QlikView
11 124 (0.91%) Data Mining
12 104 (0.76%) DB2
13 95 (0.70%) MS Access
14 88 (0.64%) Power BI
15 84 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 81 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
17 72 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
18 66 (0.48%) MySQL
19 64 (0.47%) GIS
20 61 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 570 (4.18%) JIRA
2 307 (2.25%) Selenium
3 159 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 142 (1.04%) Cucumber
5 126 (0.92%) SoapUI
6 115 (0.84%) WebDriver
7 108 (0.79%) Visual Studio
8 95 (0.70%) HP UFT
8 95 (0.70%) Jenkins
9 67 (0.49%) Git (software)
9 67 (0.49%) LoadRunner
10 57 (0.42%) JMeter
11 55 (0.40%) SpecFlow
12 40 (0.29%) TeamCity
13 34 (0.25%) Toad
14 33 (0.24%) Eclipse
15 32 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
16 31 (0.23%) Subversion
17 27 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 26 (0.19%) ERwin
General
1 3936 (28.83%) Finance
2 1700 (12.45%) Banking
3 857 (6.28%) Retail
4 451 (3.30%) Front Office
5 412 (3.02%) Marketing
6 410 (3.00%) Investment Banking
7 408 (2.99%) Legal
8 381 (2.79%) Telecoms
9 245 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 233 (1.71%) Back Office
11 168 (1.23%) Retail Banking
12 153 (1.12%) Law
13 150 (1.10%) Advertising
14 117 (0.86%) Publishing
15 109 (0.80%) Financial Institution
16 99 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
17 92 (0.67%) Billing
18 74 (0.54%) Automotive
19 56 (0.41%) French Language
20 53 (0.39%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (2.77%) XML
2 297 (2.18%) Web Services
3 280 (2.05%) .NET
4 139 (1.02%) HTML
5 106 (0.78%) SOAP
6 98 (0.72%) Middleware
7 72 (0.53%) Gherkin
8 59 (0.43%) CSS
9 55 (0.40%) ASP.NET
10 48 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
10 48 (0.35%) JSON
10 48 (0.35%) REST
11 46 (0.34%) XSLT
12 42 (0.31%) AngularJS
13 34 (0.25%) .NET Framework
14 31 (0.23%) HTML5
14 31 (0.23%) J2EE
14 31 (0.23%) Murex MxML
15 27 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
15 27 (0.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1743 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 434 (3.18%) Management Information System
3 271 (1.99%) User Experience
4 264 (1.93%) Derivative
5 243 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 233 (1.71%) Data Centre
7 214 (1.57%) Fixed Income
8 179 (1.31%) NHS
9 153 (1.12%) Computer Science
10 144 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 138 (1.01%) Equities
12 135 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
13 129 (0.94%) Credit Risk
14 119 (0.87%) Mobile App
15 108 (0.79%) Blackberry
16 85 (0.62%) SWIFT
17 82 (0.60%) Reference Data
18 78 (0.57%) Market Risk
19 70 (0.51%) Mainframe
20 64 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1505 (11.02%) Windows
2 486 (3.56%) Windows 7
3 481 (3.52%) Unix
4 433 (3.17%) Linux
5 316 (2.31%) Windows Server
6 203 (1.49%) Windows 10
7 188 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 167 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 118 (0.86%) Windows XP
10 100 (0.73%) Android
11 98 (0.72%) Windows 8
12 89 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 88 (0.64%) Apple iOS
14 56 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 41 (0.30%) AIX
15 41 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 38 (0.28%) Solaris
17 33 (0.24%) Windows Vista
18 15 (0.11%) CentOS
19 14 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2560 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 2204 (16.14%) Business Analysis
3 1552 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 1058 (7.75%) ITIL
5 969 (7.10%) Data Analysis
6 956 (7.00%) Migration
7 950 (6.96%) Project Management
8 758 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
9 751 (5.50%) Scrum
10 738 (5.41%) User Stories
11 710 (5.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 697 (5.11%) Change Management
13 686 (5.02%) Analytics
14 654 (4.79%) Test Automation
15 624 (4.57%) Test Scripting
16 612 (4.48%) Data Modelling
17 520 (3.81%) SDLC
18 516 (3.78%) Use Case
19 508 (3.72%) CRM
20 478 (3.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2294 (16.80%) SQL
2 497 (3.64%) Java
3 330 (2.42%) Python
4 301 (2.20%) C#
5 276 (2.02%) VBA
6 197 (1.44%) PowerShell
7 169 (1.24%) JavaScript
8 157 (1.15%) R
9 149 (1.09%) T-SQL
10 131 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 114 (0.84%) C
12 107 (0.78%) Perl
13 84 (0.62%) C++
14 78 (0.57%) VB
15 69 (0.51%) Shell Script
16 50 (0.37%) VBScript
17 47 (0.34%) Bash Shell
18 44 (0.32%) PHP
19 39 (0.29%) MATLAB
20 38 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 835 (6.12%) Degree
2 756 (5.54%) Security Cleared
3 530 (3.88%) ISEB
4 507 (3.71%) SC Cleared
5 263 (1.93%) ISTQB
6 170 (1.25%) CISSP
7 145 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 140 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 111 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 109 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
11 106 (0.78%) DV Cleared
12 85 (0.62%) CISM
13 76 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
14 74 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
15 73 (0.53%) CCNA
16 59 (0.43%) CCNP
16 59 (0.43%) MCP
17 55 (0.40%) IIBA
18 54 (0.40%) MCSE
19 48 (0.35%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 523 (3.83%) QA
2 410 (3.00%) PMO
3 380 (2.78%) MiFID
4 322 (2.36%) Data Quality
5 295 (2.16%) SLA
6 120 (0.88%) GDPR
7 115 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 100 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
9 99 (0.73%) EMIR
10 77 (0.56%) PCI DSS
11 76 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
12 73 (0.53%) IFRS
13 56 (0.41%) IFRS 9
14 44 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 42 (0.31%) Solvency II
16 38 (0.28%) COBIT
17 31 (0.23%) SEPA
18 24 (0.18%) HL7
19 19 (0.14%) ISO 9001
20 18 (0.13%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 935 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 184 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 66 (0.48%) XenApp
4 62 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 54 (0.40%) vSphere
6 46 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 42 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 30 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (0.14%) Docker
11 18 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 15 (0.11%) BitLocker
13 12 (0.088%) RACF
14 10 (0.073%) Firmware
14 10 (0.073%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.066%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 9 (0.066%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 8 (0.059%) Snort
17 7 (0.051%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 188 (1.38%) SCCM
2 152 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
3 48 (0.35%) NetBackup
4 32 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 28 (0.21%) Nagios
5 28 (0.21%) SCOM
6 24 (0.18%) Control-M
6 24 (0.18%) WSUS
7 19 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 18 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (0.13%) QRadar
8 18 (0.13%) vCenter Server
9 17 (0.12%) Kibana
9 17 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (0.12%) Puppet
10 16 (0.12%) Ansible
11 15 (0.11%) AirWatch
12 13 (0.095%) Cisco CUCM
12 13 (0.095%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (0.088%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1670 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 1009 (7.39%) Oracle
3 676 (4.95%) SAP
4 298 (2.18%) VMware
5 289 (2.12%) HP
6 288 (2.11%) Citrix
7 268 (1.96%) Cisco
8 239 (1.75%) Tableau
9 176 (1.29%) Google
10 174 (1.27%) IBM
11 160 (1.17%) ServiceNow
12 139 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
13 131 (0.96%) Remedy
14 93 (0.68%) Teradata
15 88 (0.64%) Murex
16 86 (0.63%) Adobe
17 79 (0.58%) Apple
18 77 (0.56%) Sybase
19 71 (0.52%) Splunk
20 67 (0.49%) Bloomberg
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