Analyst
UK

The median Analyst daily rate in the UK is £475 according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 9 9 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 4,854 7,125 11,302
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 11.31% 12.69% 12.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.19% 13.41% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,188 5,062 7,997
10th Percentile £213 £213 £210
25th Percentile £363 £364 £362
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £575 £588 £550
90th Percentile £675 £688 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 275 452
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.64 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.16 £13.93 £13.25
Median hourly rate £16.30 £18.14 £15.52
Median % change year-on-year -10.14% +16.92% -5.25%
75th Percentile £21.61 £23.88 £22.43
90th Percentile £31.29 £38.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.94 £16.93 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.85% +9.19% +0.81%

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 39,824 53,123 83,534
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.80% 94.61% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,845 37,082 58,755
10th Percentile £280 £313 £313
25th Percentile £410 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £540 £525
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +7.69%
75th Percentile £638 £650 £638
90th Percentile £750 £750 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,796 1,480 1,998
10th Percentile £12.81 £14.25 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.30 £19.06 £15.90
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +87.50% +6.90%
75th Percentile £61.30 £65.75 £49.25
90th Percentile £73.75 £76.28 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% +115.00% +5.26%

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 29 May 2024.

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 29 May 2024.

Hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Top 17 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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England -1 4,199 £475 -2.56% 1,939
UK excluding London +1 2,347 £425 - 1,162
London -1 2,116 £525 - 824
Work from Home -1 1,591 £488 +2.63% 772
South East -4 518 £450 +5.88% 271
North of England 0 504 £450 - 357
Midlands +1 360 £400 -5.88% 194
Scotland +1 332 £413 -2.94% 77
South West +3 324 £475 - 122
North West -3 294 £450 +5.88% 213
East of England +3 290 £410 +2.50% 121
West Midlands 0 248 £425 -5.56% 113
Yorkshire -4 175 £450 -6.25% 122
East Midlands +2 108 £363 -9.38% 81
North East +7 34 £435 +8.75% 26
Wales -6 27 £388 -1.90% 32
Northern Ireland -8 17 £338 -15.63% 18

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 29 May 2024, Analyst contract job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 1,357 (27.96%) Social Skills
2 1,263 (26.02%) Finance
3 824 (16.98%) Agile
4 782 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
5 745 (15.35%) Microsoft
6 698 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
7 657 (13.54%) SQL
8 626 (12.90%) Security Cleared
9 521 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 493 (10.16%) Business Analysis
11 483 (9.95%) Banking
12 459 (9.46%) Degree
13 455 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
14 430 (8.86%) Windows
15 413 (8.51%) Power Platform
16 408 (8.41%) Microsoft Excel
17 405 (8.34%) Azure
18 404 (8.32%) Power BI
19 396 (8.16%) Public Sector
20 390 (8.03%) Analytics
21 388 (7.99%) Customer Service
22 384 (7.91%) ITIL
22 384 (7.91%) SC Cleared
23 377 (7.77%) Data Analysis
24 357 (7.35%) Cybersecurity
25 356 (7.33%) Python
26 350 (7.21%) Requirements Gathering
27 324 (6.67%) User Stories
28 322 (6.63%) Migration
29 306 (6.30%) Project Management

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 141 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 128 (2.64%) Confluence
3 74 (1.52%) Microsoft Exchange
4 41 (0.84%) CMS
5 40 (0.82%) SAS
6 13 (0.27%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.23%) Apache
8 10 (0.21%) ArcGIS
8 10 (0.21%) MTS
8 10 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (0.16%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.082%) Appian
12 3 (0.062%) OpenEdge
13 2 (0.041%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.041%) LiveLink
13 2 (0.041%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.021%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.021%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.021%) Tomcat
Applications
1 408 (8.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 248 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
3 160 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 122 (2.51%) MS Visio
5 50 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 21 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (0.23%) SPSS
8 5 (0.10%) Trello
9 4 (0.082%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.062%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.062%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.021%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 42 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
2 38 (0.78%) Endur
3 29 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 26 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (0.43%) Aligne
5 21 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 19 (0.39%) Aladdin
7 17 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (0.23%) Loan IQ
8 11 (0.23%) NEC Housing
8 11 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 10 (0.21%) EuroRunner
9 10 (0.21%) Maximo
10 9 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
10 9 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 8 (0.16%) NetSuite
11 8 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
11 8 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
12 7 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
12 7 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 413 (8.51%) Power Platform
2 405 (8.34%) Azure
3 306 (6.30%) Microsoft 365
4 152 (3.13%) AWS
5 92 (1.90%) Azure DevOps
6 67 (1.38%) SaaS
7 64 (1.32%) Snowflake
8 62 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
9 59 (1.22%) Entra ID
10 46 (0.95%) Google Analytics
11 45 (0.93%) Power Automate
12 35 (0.72%) PowerApps
13 33 (0.68%) GCP
13 33 (0.68%) OCI
14 29 (0.60%) Collibra
15 27 (0.56%) Google Workspace
15 27 (0.56%) OneDrive
16 26 (0.54%) Azure Sentinel
17 22 (0.45%) WhatsApp
18 17 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (1.98%) Firewall
2 60 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
3 41 (0.84%) DNS
4 36 (0.74%) Network Security
4 36 (0.74%) VPN
5 34 (0.70%) WAN
6 32 (0.66%) Wireless
7 31 (0.64%) DHCP
8 28 (0.58%) LAN
9 23 (0.47%) Internet
10 22 (0.45%) TCP/IP
11 13 (0.27%) Intranet
11 13 (0.27%) Skype
12 12 (0.25%) SAN
13 11 (0.23%) MPLS
14 10 (0.21%) BGP
15 7 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
15 7 (0.14%) VLAN
16 6 (0.12%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (0.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (8.32%) Power BI
2 164 (3.38%) Tableau
3 94 (1.94%) SQL Server
4 88 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
5 49 (1.01%) Relational Database
6 37 (0.76%) Metadata
7 36 (0.74%) Big Data
8 34 (0.70%) Data Lake
9 33 (0.68%) Data Mining
10 30 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 28 (0.58%) BigQuery
12 26 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
13 24 (0.49%) Looker
13 24 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (0.47%) Oracle Database
14 23 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
15 21 (0.43%) SAP HANA
16 18 (0.37%) GIS
17 16 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
17 16 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 273 (5.62%) JIRA
2 52 (1.07%) Postman
3 51 (1.05%) Selenium
4 37 (0.76%) Visual Studio
5 25 (0.52%) TestRail
6 22 (0.45%) WebDriver
7 18 (0.37%) Eclipse
7 18 (0.37%) Git
7 18 (0.37%) SoapUI
8 17 (0.35%) Jenkins
9 14 (0.29%) JMeter
9 14 (0.29%) SpecFlow
10 12 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (0.21%) Subversion
12 9 (0.19%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.19%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.16%) Appium
13 8 (0.16%) Cypress.io
13 8 (0.16%) PyCharm
13 8 (0.16%) Zephyr
General
1 1,357 (27.96%) Social Skills
2 1,263 (26.02%) Finance
3 782 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
4 483 (9.95%) Banking
5 396 (8.16%) Public Sector
6 170 (3.50%) Retail
7 158 (3.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 153 (3.15%) Front Office
9 136 (2.80%) Legal
10 132 (2.72%) Presentation Skills
11 119 (2.45%) Back Office
11 119 (2.45%) Investment Banking
12 114 (2.35%) Marketing
13 113 (2.33%) Manufacturing
14 109 (2.25%) Telecoms
15 100 (2.06%) Organisational Skills
16 77 (1.59%) Local Government
17 74 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 60 (1.24%) Influencing Skills
19 47 (0.97%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (0.97%) XML
2 44 (0.91%) .NET
3 29 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
3 29 (0.60%) SailPoint
4 27 (0.56%) Middleware
5 20 (0.41%) JSON
6 19 (0.39%) HTML
7 17 (0.35%) ADO
8 16 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (0.29%) SOAP
10 13 (0.27%) .NET Framework
10 13 (0.27%) AngularJS
11 12 (0.25%) Web Services
12 11 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
12 11 (0.23%) LDAP
13 10 (0.21%) IDoc
13 10 (0.21%) PySpark
13 10 (0.21%) REST
14 7 (0.14%) D3.js
14 7 (0.14%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 208 (4.29%) Management Information System
2 179 (3.69%) Product Ownership
3 108 (2.22%) Derivative
4 89 (1.83%) Cyber Threat
5 78 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 73 (1.50%) Security Operations Centre
7 70 (1.44%) Hedge funds
8 66 (1.36%) Equities
9 65 (1.34%) Fixed Income
10 60 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
11 59 (1.22%) Onboarding
12 55 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
12 55 (1.13%) Mobile App
13 53 (1.09%) Credit Risk
14 45 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
15 44 (0.91%) SWIFT Messaging Network
16 43 (0.89%) NHS
17 42 (0.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
18 38 (0.78%) Data Structures
19 36 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 430 (8.86%) Windows
2 156 (3.21%) Windows 10
3 115 (2.37%) Linux
4 60 (1.24%) Windows Server
5 51 (1.05%) Unix
6 47 (0.97%) Android
7 43 (0.89%) Apple iOS
8 21 (0.43%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.41%) Mac OS
10 17 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
11 15 (0.31%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
14 5 (0.10%) Debian
14 5 (0.10%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.082%) VMS
16 1 (0.021%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.021%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (16.98%) Agile
2 698 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
3 521 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 493 (10.16%) Business Analysis
5 455 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
6 390 (8.03%) Analytics
7 388 (7.99%) Customer Service
8 384 (7.91%) ITIL
9 377 (7.77%) Data Analysis
10 357 (7.35%) Cybersecurity
11 350 (7.21%) Requirements Gathering
12 324 (6.67%) User Stories
13 322 (6.63%) Migration
14 306 (6.30%) Project Management
15 273 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
16 268 (5.52%) Change Management
17 230 (4.74%) Incident Management
18 225 (4.64%) Data Modelling
19 222 (4.57%) Decision-Making
20 215 (4.43%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 657 (13.54%) SQL
2 356 (7.33%) Python
3 91 (1.87%) C#
4 78 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 75 (1.55%) Java
6 50 (1.03%) R
7 39 (0.80%) JavaScript
8 34 (0.70%) VBA
9 30 (0.62%) C++
10 23 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 23 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 22 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 20 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions
13 17 (0.35%) C
14 15 (0.31%) VBScript
15 13 (0.27%) Kotlin
16 10 (0.21%) ABAP
17 9 (0.19%) VB
18 8 (0.16%) Bash
18 8 (0.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 626 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 459 (9.46%) Degree
3 384 (7.91%) SC Cleared
4 229 (4.72%) DV Cleared
5 73 (1.50%) CISSP
6 62 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 49 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 49 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 45 (0.93%) CISM
9 44 (0.91%) A+ Certification
9 44 (0.91%) ISTQB
10 43 (0.89%) MCSA
11 35 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (0.72%) MCP
12 26 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 26 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (0.52%) ACCA
13 25 (0.52%) CIMA
13 25 (0.52%) Master's Degree
13 25 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (4.33%) QA
2 203 (4.18%) Data Quality
3 158 (3.26%) PMO
4 139 (2.86%) SLA
5 100 (2.06%) GDPR
6 79 (1.63%) NIST
7 71 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 35 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
9 27 (0.56%) GxP
10 26 (0.54%) NIST 800
11 25 (0.52%) PCI DSS
12 23 (0.47%) EMIR
13 21 (0.43%) MiFID
14 19 (0.39%) Good Clinical Practice
14 19 (0.39%) SEPA
15 18 (0.37%) NCSC
16 17 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
16 17 (0.35%) GRC
17 16 (0.33%) IFRS
18 15 (0.31%) GAAP
System Software
1 283 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 34 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (0.29%) Firmware
4 14 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (0.19%) Docker
7 8 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.10%) vSphere
10 4 (0.082%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.062%) XenApp
12 2 (0.041%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.041%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.021%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.021%) Snort
13 1 (0.021%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.021%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 47 (0.97%) SCCM
2 42 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (0.31%) Nessus
4 14 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
4 14 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
5 13 (0.27%) Ansible
6 11 (0.23%) Kibana
6 11 (0.23%) logstash
6 11 (0.23%) Nagios
7 10 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (0.21%) Terraform
8 8 (0.16%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.14%) BladeLogic
9 7 (0.14%) Control-M
9 7 (0.14%) Grafana
9 7 (0.14%) QRadar
9 7 (0.14%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.12%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 745 (15.35%) Microsoft
2 234 (4.82%) SAP
3 221 (4.55%) Oracle
4 209 (4.31%) ServiceNow
5 107 (2.20%) Citrix
6 97 (2.00%) Salesforce
7 76 (1.57%) Google
8 67 (1.38%) Alteryx
9 65 (1.34%) Splunk
10 53 (1.09%) Bloomberg
11 46 (0.95%) VMware
12 41 (0.84%) Apple
13 32 (0.66%) Atlassian
14 30 (0.62%) Adobe
14 30 (0.62%) Ariba
15 28 (0.58%) Cisco
15 28 (0.58%) LogRhythm
16 26 (0.54%) Databricks
17 23 (0.47%) Darktrace
18 21 (0.43%) FireEye