Period
to 5 April 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 7,273 12,495 15,091
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 11.81% 12.89% 14.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.59% 13.61% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,765 8,375 9,930
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £163 £190 £200
90th Percentile £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 593 687
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.30 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.58 £10.28
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +10.34% - -

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 57,748 91,776 96,594
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 94.67% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,678 60,801 63,657
Median daily rate £460 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £228 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,484 2,833 2,929
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +0.35% +0.73%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -

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 5 April 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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 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 -3 6,545 £400 - 1,024
UK excluding London -1 4,463 £375 - 823
London -3 2,661 £450 +2.86% 275
South East +1 1,385 £400 +3.23% 212
North of England -2 988 £350 -6.67% 230
Midlands -4 535 £364 -3.00% 126
North West -1 523 £339 -9.67% 130
East of England 0 488 £350 -6.67% 78
Scotland -2 465 £350 -6.67% 25
South West -6 463 £390 +4.00% 104
Yorkshire -1 363 £375 - 67
West Midlands -3 329 £375 -3.23% 83
East Midlands -1 201 £325 - 42
Work from Home -1 126 £425 - 52
North East -7 103 £363 +3.57% 33
Wales -3 102 £359 -4.33% 43
Northern Ireland -1 31 £316 +8.88% 6
Channel Islands +4 11 £375 -

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 1,553 (21.35%) Finance
2 1,499 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
3 1,129 (15.52%) Microsoft
4 1,111 (15.28%) SQL
5 1,005 (13.82%) Windows
6 979 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
7 859 (11.81%) Business Analysis
8 779 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 698 (9.60%) Microsoft Office
10 687 (9.45%) Microsoft Excel
11 677 (9.31%) Active Directory
12 636 (8.74%) Public Sector
13 622 (8.55%) Security Cleared
14 616 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
15 614 (8.44%) ITIL
16 603 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
17 546 (7.51%) Analytics
18 535 (7.36%) Data Analysis
19 522 (7.18%) Migration
20 508 (6.98%) JIRA
21 476 (6.54%) Office 365
22 474 (6.52%) SC Cleared
23 473 (6.50%) Banking
24 434 (5.97%) Windows 10
25 425 (5.84%) User Stories
26 406 (5.58%) Oracle
27 372 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
28 366 (5.03%) Scrum
29 362 (4.98%) Data Modelling
30 361 (4.96%) Azure

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
1 231 (3.18%) Confluence
2 208 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 99 (1.36%) MS Exchange
4 89 (1.22%) SAS
5 62 (0.85%) Skype for Business
6 31 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 27 (0.37%) CMS
9 26 (0.36%) IIS
10 21 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 20 (0.27%) ArcGIS
11 20 (0.27%) IBM Notes
11 20 (0.27%) WebLogic
12 19 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
13 18 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (0.18%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
16 9 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
17 8 (0.11%) Tomcat
18 6 (0.082%) Documentum
Applications
1 698 (9.60%) Microsoft Office
2 687 (9.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 213 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 191 (2.63%) MS Visio
5 60 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 50 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (0.33%) SPSS
8 4 (0.055%) Stata
8 4 (0.055%) Windchill
9 3 (0.041%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.027%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.027%) ArcInfo
10 2 (0.027%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.027%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.014%) Figma
11 1 (0.014%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.014%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.014%) Revit
Business Applications
1 99 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 46 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
4 35 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 35 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 26 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 22 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 22 (0.30%) SAP HR
7 20 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 17 (0.23%) Markit EDM
9 16 (0.22%) NetSuite
10 15 (0.21%) SAP ERP
11 14 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
11 14 (0.19%) Maximo
12 13 (0.18%) Misys Midas
12 13 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
13 12 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
13 12 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
13 12 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 11 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 476 (6.54%) Office 365
2 361 (4.96%) Azure
3 343 (4.72%) Power Platform
4 177 (2.43%) AWS
5 106 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
6 58 (0.80%) Google Analytics
7 55 (0.76%) GCP
8 51 (0.70%) SaaS
9 30 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
10 28 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
11 27 (0.37%) PaaS
12 23 (0.32%) OneDrive
13 21 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
14 20 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
14 20 (0.27%) IaaS
15 18 (0.25%) PowerApps
16 17 (0.23%) GitHub
17 15 (0.21%) Amazon S3
17 15 (0.21%) BlazeMeter
17 15 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 117 (1.61%) Firewall
2 111 (1.53%) VPN
3 95 (1.31%) DNS
4 93 (1.28%) LAN
5 87 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 84 (1.15%) WAN
7 83 (1.14%) Internet
8 80 (1.10%) Skype
9 77 (1.06%) DHCP
10 52 (0.71%) VoIP
11 43 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
12 37 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
13 36 (0.49%) HTTP
14 34 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
15 26 (0.36%) FTP
15 26 (0.36%) Network Security
16 23 (0.32%) Unified Communications
17 22 (0.30%) Wireless
18 20 (0.27%) Intranet
19 16 (0.22%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (4.55%) Power BI
2 324 (4.45%) SQL Server
3 230 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 126 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 118 (1.62%) Relational Database
6 108 (1.48%) Big Data
7 76 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 75 (1.03%) QlikView
9 63 (0.87%) Data Lake
10 61 (0.84%) Hadoop
11 57 (0.78%) MySQL
12 56 (0.77%) Data Mining
13 55 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
14 50 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
15 48 (0.66%) Oracle Database
16 41 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 39 (0.54%) MongoDB
18 38 (0.52%) RDBMS
19 36 (0.49%) BigQuery
20 35 (0.48%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 508 (6.98%) JIRA
2 194 (2.67%) Selenium
3 97 (1.33%) Cucumber
4 71 (0.98%) Jenkins
5 61 (0.84%) Postman
6 60 (0.82%) JMeter
7 54 (0.74%) Git (software)
8 49 (0.67%) Visual Studio
8 49 (0.67%) WebDriver
9 44 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 37 (0.51%) SoapUI
11 32 (0.44%) Eclipse
12 27 (0.37%) LoadRunner
13 25 (0.34%) Zephyr
14 21 (0.29%) JUnit
14 21 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 21 (0.29%) Subversion
15 20 (0.27%) Toad
16 16 (0.22%) Maven
16 16 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,553 (21.35%) Finance
2 636 (8.74%) Public Sector
3 473 (6.50%) Banking
4 284 (3.90%) Retail
5 183 (2.52%) Marketing
6 149 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 147 (2.02%) Legal
8 125 (1.72%) Law
8 125 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 123 (1.69%) Front Office
10 93 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 85 (1.17%) Investment Banking
12 75 (1.03%) Local Government
13 64 (0.88%) Back Office
14 48 (0.66%) Billing
14 48 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 46 (0.63%) Automotive
16 40 (0.55%) Advertising
17 38 (0.52%) Retail Banking
18 36 (0.49%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (2.32%) XML
2 103 (1.42%) .NET
3 90 (1.24%) Web Services
4 77 (1.06%) HTML
5 64 (0.88%) JSON
6 45 (0.62%) REST
7 41 (0.56%) Gherkin
8 40 (0.55%) SOAP
9 34 (0.47%) CSS
9 34 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
10 33 (0.45%) Middleware
11 29 (0.40%) AngularJS
12 27 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
12 27 (0.37%) RESTful
13 24 (0.33%) JDBC
13 24 (0.33%) Kafka
14 23 (0.32%) EDI
15 19 (0.26%) SailPoint
16 18 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 17 (0.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 979 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 221 (3.04%) Management Information System
3 203 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
4 178 (2.45%) User Experience
5 166 (2.28%) NHS
6 70 (0.96%) Blackberry
7 67 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 65 (0.89%) Derivative
9 61 (0.84%) Data Structures
10 58 (0.80%) Data Centre
11 54 (0.74%) Credit Risk
12 52 (0.71%) iPhone
13 48 (0.66%) Fixed Income
14 45 (0.62%) Reference Data
15 44 (0.60%) Virtual Team
16 42 (0.58%) Smartphone
17 40 (0.55%) Mobile App
18 39 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
19 38 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
20 35 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,005 (13.82%) Windows
2 434 (5.97%) Windows 10
3 245 (3.37%) Windows 7
4 205 (2.82%) Linux
5 201 (2.76%) Windows Server
6 153 (2.10%) Unix
7 89 (1.22%) Android
8 79 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 62 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 53 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
12 33 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 25 (0.34%) Windows XP
15 18 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.19%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.18%) AIX
18 12 (0.16%) Windows Vista
19 9 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,499 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
2 859 (11.81%) Business Analysis
3 779 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 616 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
5 614 (8.44%) ITIL
6 603 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
7 546 (7.51%) Analytics
8 535 (7.36%) Data Analysis
9 522 (7.18%) Migration
10 425 (5.84%) User Stories
11 372 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 366 (5.03%) Scrum
13 362 (4.98%) Data Modelling
14 358 (4.92%) Change Management
15 344 (4.73%) Project Management
16 336 (4.62%) Test Automation
17 288 (3.96%) Workshop Facilitation
18 275 (3.78%) CRM
19 264 (3.63%) Test Scripting
20 263 (3.62%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,111 (15.28%) SQL
2 257 (3.53%) Python
3 201 (2.76%) Java
4 123 (1.69%) R
5 118 (1.62%) C#
6 117 (1.61%) VBA
7 98 (1.35%) PowerShell
8 96 (1.32%) JavaScript
9 80 (1.10%) C
9 80 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 58 (0.80%) PL/SQL
11 31 (0.43%) VB
12 30 (0.41%) C++
13 25 (0.34%) Scala
14 21 (0.29%) Perl
14 21 (0.29%) Shell Script
15 18 (0.25%) VBScript
16 15 (0.21%) PHP
17 12 (0.16%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.15%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 622 (8.55%) Security Cleared
2 474 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 358 (4.92%) Degree
4 166 (2.28%) ISEB
5 88 (1.21%) ISTQB
6 87 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 81 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
8 70 (0.96%) CISSP
9 52 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 46 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
11 44 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 42 (0.58%) MCP
13 38 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
14 36 (0.49%) IIBA
15 26 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
15 26 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 25 (0.34%) A+ Certification
16 25 (0.34%) CCNA
16 25 (0.34%) DBS Check
17 22 (0.30%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (3.78%) QA
2 228 (3.13%) SLA
3 183 (2.52%) Data Quality
4 165 (2.27%) PMO
5 123 (1.69%) GDPR
6 91 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 35 (0.48%) IFRS
8 33 (0.45%) PCI DSS
9 32 (0.44%) NIST
9 32 (0.44%) Solvency II
10 28 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (0.22%) COBIT
12 15 (0.21%) MiFID
13 14 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
14 12 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
14 12 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 11 (0.15%) Basel III
15 11 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 10 (0.14%) EMIR
16 10 (0.14%) NCSC
System Software
1 677 (9.31%) Active Directory
2 91 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (0.51%) XenApp
4 32 (0.44%) vSphere
5 28 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 22 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (0.26%) Docker
8 18 (0.25%) Apache Flume
9 15 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 14 (0.19%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.15%) BitLocker
12 10 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.082%) HDFS
15 6 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.069%) RACF
16 5 (0.069%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.055%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 121 (1.66%) SCCM
2 43 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
3 40 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 26 (0.36%) OpenView
5 23 (0.32%) EnCase
6 20 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (0.26%) CSIRT
8 16 (0.22%) AirWatch
8 16 (0.22%) Ansible
8 16 (0.22%) OVSD
9 15 (0.21%) HP ALM
9 15 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (0.19%) Kubernetes
10 14 (0.19%) QRadar
10 14 (0.19%) SCOM
10 14 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (0.15%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
13 9 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1,129 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 406 (5.58%) Oracle
3 325 (4.47%) SAP
4 187 (2.57%) Citrix
5 185 (2.54%) Tableau
6 180 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
7 152 (2.09%) ServiceNow
8 135 (1.86%) Google
8 135 (1.86%) VMware
9 114 (1.57%) Cisco
10 97 (1.33%) HP
11 73 (1.00%) Apple
12 71 (0.98%) Remedy
12 71 (0.98%) Splunk
13 68 (0.93%) Adobe
14 65 (0.89%) IBM
15 45 (0.62%) Workday
16 40 (0.55%) Bloomberg
17 38 (0.52%) Cognos
17 38 (0.52%) Red Hat