Period
to 19 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 15576 16748 21370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.67% 15.74% 18.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.53% 16.61% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10397 11152 14055
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 849 1123
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.00 £10.14
90th Percentile £33.00 £33.75 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.34 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.10% -1.69%

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 94227 100844 108361
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61904 65674 68860
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2803 3288 4165
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.26 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +1.46% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.56 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +0.34% +6.06%

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 19 October 2017.

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 19 October 2017.

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 19 October 2017. 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 14109 £400 +3.90% 1057
UK excluding London 0 8331 £363 +3.57% 740
London -1 6980 £450 +5.88% 392
South East -1 2416 £375 +3.45% 189
North of England 0 1693 £363 +3.57% 209
Midlands 0 1314 £350 -4.44% 122
Scotland 0 1067 £350 +2.56% 50
South West 0 888 £350 +2.94% 70
North West 0 852 £363 +3.57% 105
East of England -3 797 £390 +11.43% 75
West Midlands 0 777 £350 -6.67% 73
Yorkshire 0 722 £363 +3.57% 92
East Midlands -2 504 £350 - 49
Wales -1 161 £355 +1.43% 20
North East +19 119 £333 +6.40% 12
Northern Ireland -42 41 £250 -6.10% 4
Channel Islands +1 4 £438 +25.00% 1
Isle of Man -1 2 £425 +85.79%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 4536 (29.12%) Finance
2 3164 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
3 2553 (16.39%) SQL
4 2490 (15.99%) Business Analysis
5 2308 (14.82%) Banking
6 1960 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
7 1906 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 1843 (11.83%) Microsoft
9 1708 (10.97%) Windows
10 1365 (8.76%) Microsoft Excel
11 1193 (7.66%) ITIL
12 1144 (7.34%) Retail
13 1096 (7.04%) Active Directory
14 1094 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
15 1090 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
16 1047 (6.72%) Migration
17 1025 (6.58%) Data Analysis
18 999 (6.41%) Project Management
19 928 (5.96%) Oracle
20 881 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
21 879 (5.64%) User Stories
22 870 (5.59%) Degree
23 858 (5.51%) Analytics
24 837 (5.37%) Scrum
25 771 (4.95%) SAP
26 754 (4.84%) Data Modelling
27 751 (4.82%) Test Automation
28 745 (4.78%) JIRA
28 745 (4.78%) Change Management
29 717 (4.60%) CRM

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
1 446 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 305 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 228 (1.46%) SAS
4 223 (1.43%) Confluence
5 139 (0.89%) CMS
6 121 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 118 (0.76%) Skype for Business
8 98 (0.63%) IIS
9 56 (0.36%) JBoss
10 50 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 45 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 40 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 40 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
13 39 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 38 (0.24%) Documentum
15 37 (0.24%) Apache Spark
16 36 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 35 (0.22%) Apache
18 34 (0.22%) IBM Notes
19 32 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1365 (8.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1090 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
3 570 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 497 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 201 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 118 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.20%) SPSS
8 19 (0.12%) Stata
9 10 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
10 8 (0.051%) InDesign
11 6 (0.039%) Mingle
12 4 (0.026%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.019%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.019%) Vectorworks
14 2 (0.013%) CINEMA 4D
14 2 (0.013%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.013%) Simulink
15 1 (0.006%) Adobe Illustrator
15 1 (0.006%) EViews
15 1 (0.006%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 230 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 91 (0.58%) Markit EDM
3 84 (0.54%) thinkFolio
4 79 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 68 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 67 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 66 (0.42%) SAP FI
8 62 (0.40%) SAP CO
8 62 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
9 50 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 45 (0.29%) Maximo
11 44 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
12 42 (0.27%) SAP ERP
13 38 (0.24%) Temenos T24
14 37 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
15 36 (0.23%) NetSuite
16 30 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
17 29 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
18 27 (0.17%) SAP MM
19 23 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 409 (2.63%) Office 365
2 160 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (0.78%) Google Analytics
4 104 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 77 (0.49%) SaaS
6 41 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
7 38 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
8 28 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 27 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
9 27 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
10 25 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 24 (0.15%) Mimecast
12 21 (0.13%) G Suite
12 21 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 20 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (0.12%) PaaS
15 17 (0.11%) Google Drive
16 14 (0.090%) FinancialForce
16 14 (0.090%) Lucidchart
16 14 (0.090%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 301 (1.93%) Firewall
2 205 (1.32%) DNS
3 202 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 201 (1.29%) Internet
5 161 (1.03%) DHCP
6 153 (0.98%) WAN
7 150 (0.96%) LAN
8 135 (0.87%) SMS
9 113 (0.73%) Network Security
10 104 (0.67%) VPN
11 103 (0.66%) Wireless
12 90 (0.58%) SAN
12 90 (0.58%) Skype
13 64 (0.41%) Intranet
14 60 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
15 58 (0.37%) VoIP
16 53 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
17 38 (0.24%) HTTP
18 33 (0.21%) LDAP
19 29 (0.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 694 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 467 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
3 242 (1.55%) Relational Database
4 225 (1.44%) Big Data
5 219 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 194 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
7 191 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 150 (0.96%) Hadoop
9 136 (0.87%) QlikView
10 134 (0.86%) Data Mining
11 114 (0.73%) MS Access
12 110 (0.71%) Power BI
13 103 (0.66%) Oracle Database
14 84 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 75 (0.48%) MySQL
16 71 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
17 66 (0.42%) DB2
18 60 (0.39%) Blockchain
19 57 (0.37%) RDBMS
20 54 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 745 (4.78%) JIRA
2 328 (2.11%) Selenium
3 179 (1.15%) Cucumber
4 159 (1.02%) SoapUI
5 147 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 103 (0.66%) Jenkins
7 98 (0.63%) WebDriver
8 96 (0.62%) JMeter
9 95 (0.61%) Visual Studio
10 82 (0.53%) Git (software)
11 72 (0.46%) HP UFT
12 69 (0.44%) SpecFlow
13 55 (0.35%) LoadRunner
14 40 (0.26%) TeamCity
15 39 (0.25%) JUnit
16 38 (0.24%) Maven
17 30 (0.19%) Eclipse
17 30 (0.19%) LoadUI
18 29 (0.19%) Appium
19 28 (0.18%) Zephyr
General
1 4536 (29.12%) Finance
2 2308 (14.82%) Banking
3 1144 (7.34%) Retail
4 612 (3.93%) Front Office
5 606 (3.89%) Investment Banking
6 484 (3.11%) Marketing
7 387 (2.48%) Telecoms
8 386 (2.48%) Legal
9 290 (1.86%) Retail Banking
10 281 (1.80%) Manufacturing
11 183 (1.17%) Back Office
12 166 (1.07%) Law
13 148 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
14 140 (0.90%) Billing
15 135 (0.87%) Financial Institution
16 118 (0.76%) Advertising
17 114 (0.73%) Publishing
18 86 (0.55%) Electronics
19 78 (0.50%) Automotive
20 54 (0.35%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (2.27%) XML
2 306 (1.96%) .NET
3 257 (1.65%) Web Services
4 155 (1.00%) Middleware
5 141 (0.91%) HTML
6 137 (0.88%) SOAP
7 94 (0.60%) REST
8 83 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
8 83 (0.53%) XSLT
9 77 (0.49%) CSS
10 74 (0.48%) Gherkin
10 74 (0.48%) JSON
11 52 (0.33%) AngularJS
12 51 (0.33%) ASP.NET
13 49 (0.31%) FpML
14 37 (0.24%) Rendezvous
15 36 (0.23%) J2EE
16 34 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
17 32 (0.21%) XSD
18 30 (0.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1960 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
2 535 (3.43%) Management Information System
3 378 (2.43%) Derivative
4 372 (2.39%) Fixed Income
5 357 (2.29%) User Experience
6 298 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 268 (1.72%) Equities
8 205 (1.32%) Data Centre
9 173 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 173 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 160 (1.03%) Mobile App
11 154 (0.99%) Credit Risk
11 154 (0.99%) NHS
12 149 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 130 (0.83%) Market Risk
14 113 (0.73%) Blackberry
15 99 (0.64%) Reference Data
16 96 (0.62%) Virtual Team
17 89 (0.57%) OTC Derivatives
18 82 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1708 (10.97%) Windows
2 506 (3.25%) Windows 7
3 446 (2.86%) Linux
4 438 (2.81%) Unix
5 378 (2.43%) Windows Server
6 284 (1.82%) Windows 10
7 224 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 200 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 112 (0.72%) Windows 8
10 105 (0.67%) Apple iOS
11 97 (0.62%) Android
12 89 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 82 (0.53%) Windows XP
14 65 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 42 (0.27%) Mac OS X
16 28 (0.18%) Solaris
17 16 (0.10%) AIX
18 15 (0.096%) Windows Vista
19 14 (0.090%) Mac OS
20 12 (0.077%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3164 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
2 2490 (15.99%) Business Analysis
3 1906 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 1193 (7.66%) ITIL
5 1094 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1047 (6.72%) Migration
7 1025 (6.58%) Data Analysis
8 999 (6.41%) Project Management
9 881 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
10 879 (5.64%) User Stories
11 858 (5.51%) Analytics
12 837 (5.37%) Scrum
13 754 (4.84%) Data Modelling
14 751 (4.82%) Test Automation
15 745 (4.78%) Change Management
16 717 (4.60%) CRM
17 698 (4.48%) Test Scripting
18 609 (3.91%) Asset Management
19 594 (3.81%) Waterfall
20 578 (3.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2553 (16.39%) SQL
2 547 (3.51%) Java
3 382 (2.45%) Python
4 335 (2.15%) C#
5 286 (1.84%) VBA
6 210 (1.35%) PowerShell
7 186 (1.19%) JavaScript
8 176 (1.13%) R
9 151 (0.97%) C++
10 137 (0.88%) T-SQL
11 130 (0.83%) C
12 103 (0.66%) Perl
12 103 (0.66%) VB
13 101 (0.65%) PL/SQL
14 72 (0.46%) Shell Script
15 62 (0.40%) Bash Shell
16 55 (0.35%) Ruby
17 54 (0.35%) PHP
17 54 (0.35%) VBScript
18 38 (0.24%) Korn
Qualifications
1 870 (5.59%) Degree
2 709 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 540 (3.47%) ISEB
4 456 (2.93%) SC Cleared
5 306 (1.96%) ISTQB
6 184 (1.18%) CISSP
7 151 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 137 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 132 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 129 (0.83%) DV Cleared
11 96 (0.62%) CISM
12 88 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
13 86 (0.55%) PMP
14 81 (0.52%) PMI Certification
15 74 (0.48%) MCSE
16 72 (0.46%) IIBA
17 62 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
18 61 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
19 49 (0.31%) CBAP
20 48 (0.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 649 (4.17%) QA
2 486 (3.12%) PMO
3 419 (2.69%) Data Quality
4 408 (2.62%) MiFID
5 402 (2.58%) GDPR
6 384 (2.47%) SLA
7 170 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 143 (0.92%) EMIR
9 102 (0.65%) PCI DSS
10 83 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
11 71 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
12 70 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 55 (0.35%) IFRS
14 51 (0.33%) COBIT
15 41 (0.26%) Solvency II
16 36 (0.23%) IFRS 9
17 31 (0.20%) GxP
18 26 (0.17%) Basel II
19 22 (0.14%) SEPA
20 21 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 1096 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 177 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (0.50%) vSphere
4 70 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 68 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 53 (0.34%) XenApp
7 33 (0.21%) XenDesktop
8 30 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (0.17%) Docker
10 19 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (0.090%) Terminal Services
12 13 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.064%) DFS Replication
14 10 (0.064%) HDFS
15 7 (0.045%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.045%) Snort
15 7 (0.045%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.039%) ISA Server
16 6 (0.039%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 225 (1.44%) SCCM
2 216 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
3 45 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 36 (0.23%) NetBackup
5 35 (0.22%) AirWatch
6 32 (0.21%) CSIRT
7 31 (0.20%) TIBCO Hawk
8 28 (0.18%) SCOM
9 27 (0.17%) Nessus
9 27 (0.17%) QRadar
10 22 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
11 21 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
12 20 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 19 (0.12%) Ansible
13 19 (0.12%) Puppet
14 18 (0.12%) Kibana
14 18 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 17 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
15 17 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 16 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1843 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 928 (5.96%) Oracle
3 771 (4.95%) SAP
4 388 (2.49%) HP
5 363 (2.33%) VMware
6 320 (2.05%) Citrix
7 290 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
8 267 (1.71%) Tableau
9 257 (1.65%) Cisco
10 249 (1.60%) ServiceNow
11 230 (1.48%) Google
12 194 (1.25%) IBM
13 144 (0.92%) Remedy
14 109 (0.70%) Charles River
15 108 (0.69%) Splunk
16 105 (0.67%) Bloomberg
17 103 (0.66%) Adobe
18 98 (0.63%) Apple
19 92 (0.59%) Cognos
20 87 (0.56%) McAfee