Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 14,875 13,933 18,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.70% 15.03% 16.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.49% 15.84% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,665 9,295 11,998
UK median daily rate £400 £396 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £202
90th Percentile £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 606 815
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.13 £30.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.09% -3.33% +7.14%

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 96,041 87,961 101,443
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.86% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,193 57,163 65,399
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,023 3,334
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.96 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -2.77% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 0 13,303 £400 - 2,398
UK excluding London 0 8,305 £375 +7.14% 1,719
London -2 6,343 £430 - 847
South East 0 2,315 £388 +3.33% 421
North of England +1 1,845 £361 +3.21% 430
Midlands 0 1,224 £375 +7.14% 325
Scotland +1 1,101 £350 - 124
Yorkshire +2 829 £350 - 175
North West 0 816 £375 +7.14% 221
South West +1 810 £375 +5.63% 169
East of England 0 738 £375 - 204
West Midlands 0 700 £375 +7.14% 206
East Midlands -1 499 £375 +11.11% 119
Wales +1 219 £375 +15.38% 32
North East +24 197 £328 -6.43% 34
Northern Ireland +8 67 £313 +16.60% 12
Isle of Man -3 2 £388 +15.67% 1
Channel Islands -4 2 - - 1

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 4,050 (27.23%) Finance
2 3,327 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
3 2,519 (16.93%) SQL
4 2,478 (16.66%) Business Analysis
5 2,048 (13.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,957 (13.16%) Microsoft
7 1,934 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1,651 (11.10%) Banking
9 1,627 (10.94%) Windows
10 1,367 (9.19%) Microsoft Excel
11 1,224 (8.23%) ITIL
12 1,204 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
13 1,162 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
14 1,126 (7.57%) Active Directory
15 1,041 (7.00%) Data Analysis
16 1,003 (6.74%) Project Management
17 990 (6.66%) Migration
18 960 (6.45%) User Stories
19 948 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
20 939 (6.31%) Scrum
21 911 (6.12%) Security Cleared
22 906 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
23 881 (5.92%) Analytics
24 876 (5.89%) Oracle
25 825 (5.55%) Retail
26 821 (5.52%) Test Automation
27 810 (5.45%) JIRA
28 754 (5.07%) GDPR
29 741 (4.98%) Degree
30 732 (4.92%) Change Management

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
1 418 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 346 (2.33%) Confluence
3 275 (1.85%) MS Exchange
4 228 (1.53%) SAS
5 109 (0.73%) CMS
6 102 (0.69%) Skype for Business
7 71 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 63 (0.42%) WebSphere
9 48 (0.32%) Apache Spark
10 42 (0.28%) IIS
11 40 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 37 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
13 35 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
13 35 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
14 32 (0.22%) Tomcat
14 32 (0.22%) WebLogic
15 31 (0.21%) Apache
16 27 (0.18%) IBM Notes
16 27 (0.18%) JBoss
17 25 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1,367 (9.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,162 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
3 497 (3.34%) MS Visio
4 479 (3.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 184 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
6 108 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 26 (0.17%) SPSS
9 13 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.081%) InDesign
11 9 (0.061%) Stata
12 8 (0.054%) HipChat
13 7 (0.047%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
14 5 (0.034%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.034%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.027%) Gliffy
16 3 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
16 3 (0.020%) InVision
16 3 (0.020%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 194 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 86 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 73 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 53 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 51 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 50 (0.34%) thinkFolio
7 45 (0.30%) NetSuite
7 45 (0.30%) SAP FI
8 42 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 42 (0.28%) SAP CO
8 42 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
9 33 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
10 32 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
11 30 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
12 29 (0.19%) Elite 3E
13 28 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
14 27 (0.18%) Sonata
15 26 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
15 26 (0.17%) Temenos T24
16 23 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 546 (3.67%) Office 365
2 243 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 169 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 133 (0.89%) SaaS
5 128 (0.86%) Google Analytics
6 82 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
7 80 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
8 63 (0.42%) PaaS
9 59 (0.40%) IaaS
10 54 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
11 47 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
12 38 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
13 33 (0.22%) Trello
14 32 (0.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 31 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
16 25 (0.17%) Slack
17 24 (0.16%) G Suite
18 22 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 18 (0.12%) OneDrive
20 17 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 278 (1.87%) Firewall
2 200 (1.34%) Internet
3 173 (1.16%) DNS
3 173 (1.16%) LAN
4 167 (1.12%) SMS
5 166 (1.12%) VPN
6 164 (1.10%) TCP/IP
7 156 (1.05%) WAN
8 152 (1.02%) DHCP
9 96 (0.65%) Skype
10 88 (0.59%) Intranet
11 82 (0.55%) Network Security
12 79 (0.53%) SSL
13 77 (0.52%) Wireless
14 67 (0.45%) VoIP
15 61 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
16 58 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
17 47 (0.32%) SAN
18 41 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
19 37 (0.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 650 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 402 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 249 (1.67%) Power BI
4 226 (1.52%) Big Data
5 220 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 211 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 200 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 185 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
9 124 (0.83%) Hadoop
10 116 (0.78%) QlikView
11 102 (0.69%) Data Mining
12 98 (0.66%) Oracle Database
13 87 (0.58%) Blockchain
14 85 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 82 (0.55%) MS Access
16 77 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
17 61 (0.41%) MySQL
18 57 (0.38%) SAP BW
19 49 (0.33%) Data Lake
19 49 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 810 (5.45%) JIRA
2 437 (2.94%) Selenium
3 169 (1.14%) Cucumber
4 140 (0.94%) SoapUI
5 132 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 125 (0.84%) WebDriver
7 113 (0.76%) SpecFlow
8 98 (0.66%) Jenkins
9 93 (0.63%) Visual Studio
10 86 (0.58%) JMeter
11 83 (0.56%) Git (software)
12 75 (0.50%) HP UFT
13 47 (0.32%) Zephyr
14 45 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
15 43 (0.29%) TeamCity
16 38 (0.26%) Eclipse
17 36 (0.24%) LoadRunner
17 36 (0.24%) Maven
18 35 (0.24%) Subversion
19 32 (0.22%) Appium
General
1 4,050 (27.23%) Finance
2 1,651 (11.10%) Banking
3 825 (5.55%) Retail
4 502 (3.37%) Legal
5 438 (2.94%) Front Office
6 388 (2.61%) Marketing
7 327 (2.20%) Investment Banking
8 322 (2.16%) Telecoms
9 261 (1.75%) Law
10 258 (1.73%) Retail Banking
11 220 (1.48%) Manufacturing
12 185 (1.24%) Back Office
13 130 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 127 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
15 121 (0.81%) Billing
16 113 (0.76%) Advertising
17 96 (0.65%) Publishing
18 72 (0.48%) Automotive
19 66 (0.44%) French Language
20 65 (0.44%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (2.12%) XML
2 255 (1.71%) Web Services
3 246 (1.65%) .NET
4 139 (0.93%) HTML
5 110 (0.74%) SOAP
6 105 (0.71%) Gherkin
7 94 (0.63%) REST
8 75 (0.50%) JSON
9 71 (0.48%) CSS
10 68 (0.46%) Middleware
11 59 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
12 52 (0.35%) RESTful
13 50 (0.34%) AngularJS
14 43 (0.29%) Spring
15 38 (0.26%) J2EE
16 32 (0.22%) ASP.NET
17 31 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
18 30 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
19 29 (0.19%) MDX
20 25 (0.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,934 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 517 (3.48%) Management Information System
3 365 (2.45%) User Experience
4 344 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
5 234 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 233 (1.57%) Fixed Income
7 200 (1.34%) Computer Science
8 186 (1.25%) Derivative
9 178 (1.20%) Data Centre
10 165 (1.11%) NHS
11 161 (1.08%) Equities
12 143 (0.96%) Data Structures
13 128 (0.86%) Mobile App
14 118 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
15 117 (0.79%) Blackberry
16 114 (0.77%) Credit Risk
17 101 (0.68%) iPhone
18 93 (0.63%) Fintech
19 84 (0.56%) FMCG
20 81 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,627 (10.94%) Windows
2 529 (3.56%) Windows 7
3 462 (3.11%) Unix
4 400 (2.69%) Windows 10
5 399 (2.68%) Linux
6 342 (2.30%) Windows Server
7 181 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 157 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 156 (1.05%) Android
10 137 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 103 (0.69%) Windows XP
12 90 (0.61%) Windows 8
13 68 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 66 (0.44%) AIX
15 64 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 53 (0.36%) Solaris
17 51 (0.34%) Mac OS X
18 31 (0.21%) Mac OS
19 25 (0.17%) MVS
20 24 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,327 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
2 2,478 (16.66%) Business Analysis
3 2,048 (13.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,224 (8.23%) ITIL
5 1,204 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
6 1,041 (7.00%) Data Analysis
7 1,003 (6.74%) Project Management
8 990 (6.66%) Migration
9 960 (6.45%) User Stories
10 948 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 939 (6.31%) Scrum
12 906 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
13 881 (5.92%) Analytics
14 821 (5.52%) Test Automation
15 732 (4.92%) Change Management
16 668 (4.49%) Waterfall
17 654 (4.40%) Data Modelling
18 639 (4.30%) Test Scripting
19 535 (3.60%) SDLC
20 533 (3.58%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,519 (16.93%) SQL
2 612 (4.11%) Java
3 390 (2.62%) C#
4 361 (2.43%) Python
5 291 (1.96%) VBA
6 214 (1.44%) JavaScript
7 164 (1.10%) R
8 149 (1.00%) C
9 147 (0.99%) PowerShell
10 143 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 127 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 120 (0.81%) C++
13 77 (0.52%) Bash Shell
13 77 (0.52%) Perl
14 74 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 57 (0.38%) PHP
16 56 (0.38%) VB
17 51 (0.34%) MATLAB
18 42 (0.28%) Ruby
19 40 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 911 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 741 (4.98%) Degree
3 627 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 457 (3.07%) ISEB
5 283 (1.90%) ISTQB
6 172 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
7 161 (1.08%) CISSP
8 124 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 119 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 110 (0.74%) DV Cleared
11 99 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 81 (0.54%) MCP
13 69 (0.46%) CISM
13 69 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
14 68 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
15 56 (0.38%) MCSE
16 54 (0.36%) PMI Certification
17 53 (0.36%) CCNA
17 53 (0.36%) MCSA
18 51 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 754 (5.07%) GDPR
2 623 (4.19%) QA
3 481 (3.23%) PMO
4 380 (2.55%) SLA
5 334 (2.25%) Data Quality
6 151 (1.02%) MiFID
7 108 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 93 (0.63%) PCI DSS
9 81 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
10 59 (0.40%) EMIR
11 53 (0.36%) ISO 9001
12 48 (0.32%) PSD2
13 47 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 41 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
14 41 (0.28%) IFRS
15 32 (0.22%) COBIT
15 32 (0.22%) Solvency II
16 29 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 24 (0.16%) IFRS 9
18 22 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,126 (7.57%) Active Directory
2 180 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (0.44%) XenApp
4 60 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 58 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (0.34%) vSphere
7 38 (0.26%) XenDesktop
8 36 (0.24%) Docker
9 32 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
10 31 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (0.13%) NFS
11 20 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (0.13%) BitLocker
12 19 (0.13%) Terminal Services
12 19 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 17 (0.11%) RACF
15 15 (0.10%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 15 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
16 11 (0.074%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 277 (1.86%) SCCM
2 149 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
3 103 (0.69%) HP ALM
4 80 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 34 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
6 32 (0.22%) Nessus
7 29 (0.19%) QRadar
8 28 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
9 25 (0.17%) Ansible
9 25 (0.17%) Control-M
9 25 (0.17%) SCOM
10 24 (0.16%) AirWatch
11 23 (0.15%) Kubernetes
11 23 (0.15%) Tivoli
12 22 (0.15%) WSUS
13 18 (0.12%) Nmap
14 16 (0.11%) Puppet
15 15 (0.10%) Kibana
15 15 (0.10%) Nagios
15 15 (0.10%) OVSD
Vendors
1 1,957 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 876 (5.89%) Oracle
3 626 (4.21%) SAP
4 416 (2.80%) Citrix
5 341 (2.29%) Tableau
6 330 (2.22%) VMware
7 327 (2.20%) HP
8 279 (1.88%) Cisco
9 271 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
10 261 (1.75%) ServiceNow
11 235 (1.58%) Google
12 184 (1.24%) IBM
13 161 (1.08%) Adobe
14 122 (0.82%) Bloomberg
15 118 (0.79%) Apple
16 111 (0.75%) Remedy
17 105 (0.71%) Cognos
18 86 (0.58%) Capita
19 85 (0.57%) Ivanti
20 78 (0.52%) iManage