Period
to 21 October 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 10,455 13,996 15,586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.31% 13.68% 15.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.07% 14.43% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,850 9,066 10,404
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £175 £175 £210
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 665 640
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.48 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.36% -0.13% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.48 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £37.50 £32.30 £33.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +3.45% +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 79,968 96,970 94,349
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 94.75% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,489 63,731 61,955
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,866 3,111 2,809
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.68% -5.08% +3.54%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 9,623 £400 - 2,056
UK excluding London -2 5,943 £375 - 1,629
London -4 4,336 £450 +2.86% 577
South East -4 1,801 £400 - 398
North of England -1 1,352 £375 +1.35% 407
Midlands -3 799 £363 -3.20% 310
South West +1 758 £375 - 211
North West +1 682 £388 +7.64% 214
West Midlands -2 576 £363 -6.45% 189
East of England -1 545 £400 +8.11% 157
Yorkshire -1 540 £375 - 155
Scotland -5 513 £375 +11.11% 86
East Midlands -5 213 £350 -1.17% 118
North East +8 130 £350 +2.79% 38
Wales -9 108 £325 -13.33% 49
Northern Ireland 0 53 £233 -35.19% 15
Channel Islands +5 20 £450 -35.71%
Isle of Man +4 2 - -

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 2,515 (24.06%) Finance
2 2,219 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1,682 (16.09%) Microsoft
4 1,628 (15.57%) SQL
5 1,492 (14.27%) Windows
6 1,358 (12.99%) Business Analysis
7 1,281 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
8 1,192 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,060 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
10 950 (9.09%) Active Directory
11 927 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
12 875 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
13 864 (8.26%) ITIL
14 840 (8.03%) Banking
15 822 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
16 795 (7.60%) Data Analysis
17 794 (7.59%) Analytics
18 771 (7.37%) Office 365
19 741 (7.09%) Migration
20 721 (6.90%) User Stories
21 706 (6.75%) JIRA
22 659 (6.30%) Public Sector
23 610 (5.83%) Scrum
24 608 (5.82%) Security Cleared
25 579 (5.54%) Project Management
26 558 (5.34%) Windows 10
27 550 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
28 537 (5.14%) Degree
29 526 (5.03%) Test Automation
30 523 (5.00%) Oracle

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
1 398 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 328 (3.14%) Confluence
3 208 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 183 (1.75%) SAS
5 85 (0.81%) Skype for Business
6 69 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 66 (0.63%) CMS
8 59 (0.56%) IIS
9 35 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 29 (0.28%) IBM Notes
11 28 (0.27%) WebSphere
12 22 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
13 21 (0.20%) Apache Spark
14 20 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 16 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 15 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
17 14 (0.13%) Apache
18 13 (0.12%) WebLogic
19 12 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
20 11 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1,060 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 927 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
3 358 (3.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 277 (2.65%) MS Visio
5 103 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
6 90 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
7 30 (0.29%) SPSS
8 10 (0.096%) Open Workbench
8 10 (0.096%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.057%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.057%) Stata
10 5 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.038%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.038%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 3 (0.029%) Windchill
13 2 (0.019%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.019%) Snagit
13 2 (0.019%) Weka
14 1 (0.010%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.010%) InVision
Business Applications
1 183 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 41 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 40 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 34 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 27 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 25 (0.24%) Markit EDM
8 22 (0.21%) SAP ERP
8 22 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 22 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 21 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 21 (0.20%) SAP MM
10 20 (0.19%) NetSuite
11 18 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
12 16 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
12 16 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
12 16 (0.15%) SAP HR
12 16 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
13 15 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
13 15 (0.14%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 771 (7.37%) Office 365
2 472 (4.51%) Azure
3 442 (4.23%) Power Platform
4 250 (2.39%) AWS
5 169 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
6 89 (0.85%) SaaS
7 65 (0.62%) Google Analytics
7 65 (0.62%) OneDrive
8 54 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
9 48 (0.46%) GCP
10 45 (0.43%) Google Sheets
11 40 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
12 36 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 35 (0.33%) PaaS
14 33 (0.32%) GitHub
15 32 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
15 32 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 30 (0.29%) IaaS
17 27 (0.26%) Amazon S3
18 25 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 204 (1.95%) Firewall
2 125 (1.20%) LAN
3 121 (1.16%) WAN
4 117 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 112 (1.07%) Skype
6 109 (1.04%) Internet
7 99 (0.95%) VPN
8 93 (0.89%) DNS
9 66 (0.63%) DHCP
10 61 (0.58%) HTTP
10 61 (0.58%) VoIP
11 56 (0.54%) Network Security
12 54 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
13 50 (0.48%) Wireless
14 43 (0.41%) Intranet
15 40 (0.38%) FTP
16 37 (0.35%) HTTPS
17 32 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
18 31 (0.30%) Unified Communications
19 30 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 487 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 437 (4.18%) Power BI
3 344 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
4 167 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 151 (1.44%) Big Data
6 136 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 127 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 96 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
9 91 (0.87%) QlikView
10 74 (0.71%) MS Access
11 73 (0.70%) Hadoop
12 69 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 65 (0.62%) Data Mining
14 59 (0.56%) Oracle Database
15 55 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
16 47 (0.45%) MySQL
17 46 (0.44%) Data Lake
18 45 (0.43%) NoSQL
19 44 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
20 41 (0.39%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 706 (6.75%) JIRA
2 286 (2.74%) Selenium
3 167 (1.60%) Cucumber
4 94 (0.90%) WebDriver
5 89 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 86 (0.82%) SoapUI
7 84 (0.80%) Jenkins
8 82 (0.78%) Visual Studio
9 75 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
10 73 (0.70%) JMeter
11 71 (0.68%) Git (software)
12 46 (0.44%) SpecFlow
13 35 (0.33%) Gatling
14 22 (0.21%) LoadRunner
14 22 (0.21%) Zephyr
15 21 (0.20%) JUnit
16 18 (0.17%) Eclipse
16 18 (0.17%) TeamCity
17 17 (0.16%) Toad
18 16 (0.15%) Rational Rose
General
1 2,515 (24.06%) Finance
2 840 (8.03%) Banking
3 659 (6.30%) Public Sector
4 486 (4.65%) Retail
5 270 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 259 (2.48%) Legal
7 242 (2.31%) Marketing
8 212 (2.03%) Law
9 186 (1.78%) Front Office
10 175 (1.67%) Manufacturing
11 173 (1.65%) Investment Banking
12 122 (1.17%) Financial Institution
13 112 (1.07%) Advertising
13 112 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
14 85 (0.81%) Back Office
14 85 (0.81%) Retail Banking
15 78 (0.75%) Local Government
16 70 (0.67%) Publishing
17 64 (0.61%) Billing
18 51 (0.49%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (2.12%) XML
2 187 (1.79%) .NET
3 130 (1.24%) Web Services
4 96 (0.92%) HTML
5 86 (0.82%) JSON
5 86 (0.82%) SOAP
6 59 (0.56%) Gherkin
7 55 (0.53%) Middleware
7 55 (0.53%) REST
8 54 (0.52%) RESTful
9 50 (0.48%) CSS
10 42 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
11 28 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
12 25 (0.24%) AngularJS
13 23 (0.22%) ASP.NET
14 22 (0.21%) LDAP
15 21 (0.20%) SAML
15 21 (0.20%) Spring
16 19 (0.18%) Kafka
16 19 (0.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1,281 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
2 403 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 278 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
4 242 (2.31%) User Experience
5 196 (1.87%) NHS
6 115 (1.10%) Data Centre
7 113 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 102 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
9 99 (0.95%) Derivative
10 87 (0.83%) Blackberry
11 85 (0.81%) Data Structures
11 85 (0.81%) Equities
12 79 (0.76%) Mobile App
13 71 (0.68%) Fixed Income
14 59 (0.56%) Virtual Team
15 55 (0.53%) iPhone
15 55 (0.53%) Security Operations Centre
16 53 (0.51%) Smartphone
17 52 (0.50%) Reference Data
18 51 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,492 (14.27%) Windows
2 558 (5.34%) Windows 10
3 420 (4.02%) Windows 7
4 315 (3.01%) Linux
5 312 (2.98%) Windows Server
6 224 (2.14%) Unix
7 150 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 140 (1.34%) Android
9 112 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 91 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 64 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 62 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 54 (0.52%) Windows XP
14 37 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 32 (0.31%) Solaris
16 27 (0.26%) Mac OS
17 23 (0.22%) Mac OS X
18 18 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
19 16 (0.15%) AIX
20 9 (0.086%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,219 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1,358 (12.99%) Business Analysis
3 1,192 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 875 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
5 864 (8.26%) ITIL
6 822 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
7 795 (7.60%) Data Analysis
8 794 (7.59%) Analytics
9 741 (7.09%) Migration
10 721 (6.90%) User Stories
11 610 (5.83%) Scrum
12 579 (5.54%) Project Management
13 550 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 526 (5.03%) Test Automation
15 509 (4.87%) Change Management
16 488 (4.67%) Data Modelling
17 436 (4.17%) CRM
18 386 (3.69%) Information Security
19 370 (3.54%) Test Scripting
20 365 (3.49%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1,628 (15.57%) SQL
2 367 (3.51%) Python
3 291 (2.78%) Java
4 206 (1.97%) C#
5 197 (1.88%) JavaScript
5 197 (1.88%) PowerShell
6 146 (1.40%) R
7 136 (1.30%) C
8 113 (1.08%) T-SQL
8 113 (1.08%) VBA
9 74 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 50 (0.48%) VB
11 39 (0.37%) C++
12 35 (0.33%) Bash Shell
13 31 (0.30%) Perl
14 27 (0.26%) Scala
15 25 (0.24%) Shell Script
16 21 (0.20%) VBScript
17 17 (0.16%) PHP
18 15 (0.14%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 608 (5.82%) Security Cleared
2 537 (5.14%) Degree
3 432 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 275 (2.63%) ISEB
5 177 (1.69%) ISTQB
6 118 (1.13%) CISSP
7 109 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 101 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 92 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 90 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 76 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 74 (0.71%) CISM
13 73 (0.70%) CCNA
14 56 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
14 56 (0.54%) IIBA
15 52 (0.50%) MCP
16 51 (0.49%) ACCA
16 51 (0.49%) CIMA
16 51 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
17 48 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 470 (4.50%) QA
2 290 (2.77%) SLA
3 287 (2.75%) Data Quality
4 285 (2.73%) PMO
5 182 (1.74%) GDPR
6 98 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 44 (0.42%) MiFID
8 42 (0.40%) PCI DSS
9 40 (0.38%) NIST
10 39 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 30 (0.29%) PSD2
12 20 (0.19%) EMIR
12 20 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 19 (0.18%) IFRS
14 17 (0.16%) SEPA
15 16 (0.15%) GxP
15 16 (0.15%) Solvency II
16 14 (0.13%) COBIT
17 13 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
18 11 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 950 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 141 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (0.74%) XenApp
4 69 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 64 (0.61%) vSphere
6 47 (0.45%) XenDesktop
7 39 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 37 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (0.25%) Docker
10 23 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (0.16%) BitLocker
11 17 (0.16%) Firmware
11 17 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.086%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 8 (0.077%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.077%) Snort
15 7 (0.067%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.048%) Apache Flume
17 4 (0.038%) RACF
Systems Management
1 210 (2.01%) SCCM
2 67 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 43 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 42 (0.40%) HP ALM
5 38 (0.36%) AirWatch
6 36 (0.34%) Nessus
7 35 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
8 33 (0.32%) SCOM
9 27 (0.26%) WSUS
10 24 (0.23%) Control-M
11 16 (0.15%) Kubernetes
11 16 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 15 (0.14%) CSIRT
13 14 (0.13%) CASB
13 14 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
14 13 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
15 12 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
15 12 (0.11%) QRadar
16 11 (0.11%) Kibana
16 11 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,682 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 523 (5.00%) Oracle
3 476 (4.55%) SAP
4 329 (3.15%) Tableau
5 264 (2.53%) Citrix
5 264 (2.53%) ServiceNow
6 249 (2.38%) Cisco
7 234 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
8 223 (2.13%) VMware
9 207 (1.98%) Google
10 138 (1.32%) HP
11 117 (1.12%) Adobe
11 117 (1.12%) Apple
12 113 (1.08%) Splunk
13 108 (1.03%) IBM
14 89 (0.85%) Remedy
15 73 (0.70%) Sony
16 64 (0.61%) Ivanti
16 64 (0.61%) Workday
17 57 (0.55%) Cognos