Period
to 25 July 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 13 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 8,188 4,169 11,332
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 11.57% 11.11% 12.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.44% 11.91% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,604 2,777 7,585
10th Percentile £200 £174 £188
25th Percentile £325 £313 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £415 £400
Median % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
75th Percentile £525 £500 £488
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £390 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 263 530
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.21 £10.25
25th Percentile £12.25 £12.81 £12.26
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.49% +3.30%
75th Percentile £23.75 £21.91 £21.41
90th Percentile £35.00 £36.00 £35.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.15% +7.70% +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 65,818 35,000 86,800
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.01% 93.28% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,239 23,228 58,050
10th Percentile £300 £261 £263
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £470
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
75th Percentile £595 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £668 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,969 1,199 2,773
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.32 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.52 £14.07 £13.35
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year - +6.95% +6.86%
75th Percentile £43.75 £42.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £58.71 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.72 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% +5.56% +2.86%

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 25 July 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 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 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 +4 6,732 £425 - 1,461
UK excluding London +4 3,671 £388 -0.64% 1,154
London +3 3,320 £475 +5.56% 438
Work from Home +4 2,031 £450 +9.09% 226
South East -2 897 £425 +6.25% 236
North of England +2 746 £388 +7.64% 348
Midlands +4 680 £350 -12.50% 198
Scotland +3 506 £388 +10.71% 93
West Midlands +3 482 £366 -12.98% 134
East of England +6 421 £250 -34.55% 118
North West 0 389 £360 +2.86% 186
South West 0 316 £401 -5.59% 117
Yorkshire +2 284 £413 +10.00% 131
East Midlands +2 195 £308 +21.18% 64
Wales -4 79 £350 -17.65% 33
North East +10 74 £401 -2.73% 31
Northern Ireland -4 32 £400 +23.08% 11
Isle of Man - 3 £430 -

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2,096 (25.60%) Finance
2 2,029 (24.78%) Social Skills
3 2,008 (24.52%) Agile Software Development
4 1,500 (18.32%) SQL
5 1,192 (14.56%) Business Analysis
6 1,096 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
7 1,033 (12.62%) Microsoft
8 940 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 831 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
10 803 (9.81%) Requirements Gathering
11 749 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel
12 744 (9.09%) Data Analysis
13 734 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
14 712 (8.70%) Windows
15 700 (8.55%) User Stories
16 668 (8.16%) Banking
17 665 (8.12%) Migration
18 657 (8.02%) Azure
19 643 (7.85%) JIRA
20 642 (7.84%) Analytics
21 624 (7.62%) Public Sector
22 602 (7.35%) ITIL
23 589 (7.19%) Power Platform
24 574 (7.01%) Power BI
25 542 (6.62%) Security Cleared
26 541 (6.61%) Active Directory
27 529 (6.46%) Microsoft 365
28 516 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
29 493 (6.02%) Python
30 467 (5.70%) Scrum

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
1 298 (3.64%) Confluence
2 232 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 103 (1.26%) SAS
4 56 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 48 (0.59%) CMS
6 34 (0.42%) IIS
7 26 (0.32%) Apache
8 21 (0.26%) Apache Spark
9 18 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 16 (0.20%) Skype for Business
11 15 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 15 (0.18%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.15%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.12%) ArcGIS
13 10 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.11%) IBM Notes
14 9 (0.11%) Mule
15 6 (0.073%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 749 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 516 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
3 252 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 221 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 68 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 62 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.32%) SPSS
8 18 (0.22%) Stata
9 10 (0.12%) Oracle Smart View
10 5 (0.061%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.049%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.024%) Mingle
12 2 (0.024%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.012%) Abaqus
13 1 (0.012%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.012%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.012%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.012%) Figma
13 1 (0.012%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.012%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 72 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 60 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 45 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 40 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 27 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 21 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 20 (0.24%) Workday HCM
8 19 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 17 (0.21%) Magento
10 16 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
11 15 (0.18%) Markit EDM
12 14 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
12 14 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 14 (0.17%) SAP FI
13 13 (0.16%) Elite 3E
13 13 (0.16%) Maximo
14 12 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
14 12 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
14 12 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
15 11 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 657 (8.02%) Azure
2 589 (7.19%) Power Platform
3 529 (6.46%) Microsoft 365
4 328 (4.01%) AWS
5 137 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
6 108 (1.32%) GCP
7 97 (1.18%) SaaS
8 70 (0.85%) Google Analytics
9 51 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
10 42 (0.51%) PaaS
11 37 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
12 36 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
13 35 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 32 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 31 (0.38%) OneDrive
16 27 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
16 27 (0.33%) GitHub
17 24 (0.29%) IaaS
18 23 (0.28%) PowerApps
19 22 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 117 (1.43%) Firewall
2 81 (0.99%) LAN
3 77 (0.94%) WAN
4 73 (0.89%) DNS
4 73 (0.89%) VPN
5 53 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 51 (0.62%) Internet
7 46 (0.56%) DHCP
8 44 (0.54%) VoIP
9 43 (0.53%) Wireless
10 36 (0.44%) FTP
11 33 (0.40%) Network Security
11 33 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (0.37%) GSM
13 29 (0.35%) 2G
13 29 (0.35%) 5G
14 24 (0.29%) Skype
15 23 (0.28%) Intranet
15 23 (0.28%) MVNO
16 22 (0.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 574 (7.01%) Power BI
2 302 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
3 277 (3.38%) SQL Server
4 269 (3.29%) Tableau
5 110 (1.34%) Relational Database
6 109 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 86 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 76 (0.93%) Data Lake
9 71 (0.87%) Big Data
10 65 (0.79%) QlikView
11 63 (0.77%) Data Mining
12 52 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
13 50 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
14 48 (0.59%) MySQL
15 47 (0.57%) Oracle Database
16 44 (0.54%) Qlik Sense
17 40 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
18 39 (0.48%) Metadata
19 38 (0.46%) MS Access
20 35 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 643 (7.85%) JIRA
2 101 (1.23%) Selenium
3 100 (1.22%) Cucumber
4 72 (0.88%) Git (software)
5 52 (0.64%) Jenkins
6 45 (0.55%) Postman
7 38 (0.46%) JMeter
8 29 (0.35%) Eclipse
9 26 (0.32%) SoapUI
10 24 (0.29%) Visual Studio
10 24 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
11 22 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
12 19 (0.23%) Gatling
13 18 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (0.21%) LoadRunner
14 17 (0.21%) Zephyr
15 16 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 15 (0.18%) Cypress.io
16 15 (0.18%) Toad
17 14 (0.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,096 (25.60%) Finance
2 2,029 (24.78%) Social Skills
3 1,096 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
4 668 (8.16%) Banking
5 624 (7.62%) Public Sector
6 335 (4.09%) Retail
7 261 (3.19%) Presentation Skills
8 235 (2.87%) Front Office
9 233 (2.85%) Marketing
10 219 (2.67%) Telecoms
11 212 (2.59%) Legal
12 187 (2.28%) Investment Banking
13 152 (1.86%) Organisational Skills
14 144 (1.76%) Manufacturing
15 124 (1.51%) Back Office
15 124 (1.51%) Influencing Skills
16 114 (1.39%) Documentation Skills
17 100 (1.22%) Law
18 94 (1.15%) Local Government
19 53 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (1.66%) XML
2 109 (1.33%) .NET
3 80 (0.98%) JSON
4 78 (0.95%) HTML
5 61 (0.74%) Web Services
6 49 (0.60%) Middleware
7 44 (0.54%) Gherkin
8 43 (0.53%) CSS
9 36 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
10 34 (0.42%) EDI
10 34 (0.42%) REST
11 31 (0.38%) RESTful
12 24 (0.29%) HTML5
12 24 (0.29%) LDAP
12 24 (0.29%) SOAP
13 21 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
14 19 (0.23%) ASP.NET
15 17 (0.21%) SailPoint
16 16 (0.20%) Spring Boot
17 15 (0.18%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 272 (3.32%) NHS
2 255 (3.11%) Management Information System
3 220 (2.69%) User Experience
4 180 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
5 122 (1.49%) Derivative
6 114 (1.39%) Fixed Income
7 83 (1.01%) Data Structures
8 82 (1.00%) Equities
9 81 (0.99%) Virtual Team
10 71 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 67 (0.82%) Legacy Systems
12 60 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
13 57 (0.70%) Reference Data
14 56 (0.68%) Credit Risk
15 53 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
16 51 (0.62%) FMCG
17 50 (0.61%) Data Centre
17 50 (0.61%) Market Risk
17 50 (0.61%) Mobile App
17 50 (0.61%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 712 (8.70%) Windows
2 292 (3.57%) Windows 10
3 149 (1.82%) Linux
4 136 (1.66%) Unix
5 93 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 87 (1.06%) Windows 7
7 49 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 37 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 34 (0.42%) Android
11 24 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 20 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
16 12 (0.15%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.11%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.061%) AIX
19 4 (0.049%) CentOS
19 4 (0.049%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,008 (24.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,192 (14.56%) Business Analysis
3 940 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 831 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
5 803 (9.81%) Requirements Gathering
6 744 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 734 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
8 700 (8.55%) User Stories
9 665 (8.12%) Migration
10 642 (7.84%) Analytics
11 602 (7.35%) ITIL
12 467 (5.70%) Scrum
13 464 (5.67%) Project Management
14 453 (5.53%) Workshop Facilitation
15 426 (5.20%) Data Modelling
15 426 (5.20%) User Acceptance Testing
16 422 (5.15%) Change Management
17 358 (4.37%) Waterfall
18 338 (4.13%) Project Delivery
19 334 (4.08%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,500 (18.32%) SQL
2 493 (6.02%) Python
3 196 (2.39%) Java
4 157 (1.92%) R
5 126 (1.54%) C
6 121 (1.48%) JavaScript
7 116 (1.42%) VBA
8 98 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 87 (1.06%) T-SQL
10 84 (1.03%) C#
11 37 (0.45%) C++
12 36 (0.44%) PL/SQL
12 36 (0.44%) Shell Script
13 19 (0.23%) VB
14 16 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 16 (0.20%) TypeScript
15 12 (0.15%) Perl
16 11 (0.13%) Scala
17 10 (0.12%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 542 (6.62%) Security Cleared
2 406 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 395 (4.82%) Degree
4 147 (1.80%) ISEB
5 94 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 80 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 73 (0.89%) CISSP
8 69 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 64 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 55 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 51 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 50 (0.61%) DBS Check
13 39 (0.48%) CISM
13 39 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
14 36 (0.44%) MCP
15 30 (0.37%) PhD
16 28 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
16 28 (0.34%) PMP
17 26 (0.32%) IIBA
17 26 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 369 (4.51%) QA
2 279 (3.41%) Data Quality
3 230 (2.81%) PMO
4 204 (2.49%) SLA
5 103 (1.26%) GDPR
6 70 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 45 (0.55%) MiFID
8 42 (0.51%) IFRS
9 39 (0.48%) Accessibility
10 35 (0.43%) NIST
11 30 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
12 29 (0.35%) PCI DSS
13 21 (0.26%) GRC
14 18 (0.22%) COBIT
14 18 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 17 (0.21%) ISO 20022
16 16 (0.20%) FATCA
16 16 (0.20%) IFRS 9
17 13 (0.16%) EMIR
18 11 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 541 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 73 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 29 (0.35%) XenApp
5 19 (0.23%) Docker
6 16 (0.20%) Terminal Services
7 15 (0.18%) XenDesktop
8 14 (0.17%) vSphere
9 11 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.12%) BitLocker
11 9 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.085%) Firmware
12 7 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.073%) ProxySG
14 5 (0.061%) HDFS
15 3 (0.037%) Snort
16 2 (0.024%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.024%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 98 (1.20%) SCCM
2 48 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
3 36 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 28 (0.34%) HP ALM
5 24 (0.29%) Kubernetes
6 20 (0.24%) Terraform
7 19 (0.23%) Control-M
8 16 (0.20%) SCOM
9 15 (0.18%) Ansible
10 14 (0.17%) Nagios
11 13 (0.16%) RSA Archer
12 9 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
12 9 (0.11%) WSUS
13 7 (0.085%) CSIRT
13 7 (0.085%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.073%) Data Guard
14 6 (0.073%) EnCase
14 6 (0.073%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.073%) QRadar
14 6 (0.073%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1,033 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 457 (5.58%) Oracle
3 410 (5.01%) SAP
4 296 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
5 202 (2.47%) ServiceNow
6 143 (1.75%) Google
7 120 (1.47%) Citrix
8 113 (1.38%) VMware
9 89 (1.09%) Cisco
10 87 (1.06%) Adobe
11 81 (0.99%) HP
12 62 (0.76%) Workday
13 55 (0.67%) Splunk
14 49 (0.60%) Informatica
15 46 (0.56%) Databricks
15 46 (0.56%) IBM
15 46 (0.56%) Remedy
16 41 (0.50%) Bloomberg
17 36 (0.44%) JD Edwards
18 35 (0.43%) Alteryx