Period
to 22 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 14,250 13,925 17,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.22% 15.25% 16.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.99% 16.06% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,159 9,253 11,852
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £197 £200 £204
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year +4.90% +2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 570 772
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.39 £10.38
90th Percentile £36.95 £34.78 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.05 £14.50 £14.60
% change year-on-year -3.10% -0.68% +0.69%

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 95,048 86,729 101,524
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.96% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,226 56,076 65,922
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,868 3,102
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.14 £50.00 £48.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +19.40%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 12,742 £400 - 2,001
UK excluding London 0 7,985 £375 +4.90% 1,441
London -1 6,004 £435 -0.57% 704
South East 0 2,291 £391 +4.13% 336
North of England +1 1,776 £363 +3.57% 396
Midlands 0 1,165 £363 +3.57% 236
Scotland 0 1,016 £350 - 101
North West -1 835 £375 +7.14% 229
Yorkshire +1 786 £353 +0.71% 138
East of England 0 753 £360 -4.00% 160
South West -1 723 £375 +7.14% 167
West Midlands 0 695 £375 +11.11% 148
East Midlands 0 444 £350 -4.44% 85
Wales +3 207 £345 - 36
North East +11 156 £350 - 29
Northern Ireland +29 65 £320 +16.18% 6
Channel Islands -3 1 - - 3
Isle of Man -3 1 £450 -

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 3,797 (26.65%) Finance
2 3,179 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
3 2,317 (16.26%) Business Analysis
4 2,306 (16.18%) SQL
5 2,010 (14.11%) Microsoft
6 1,985 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,770 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
8 1,742 (12.22%) Windows
9 1,418 (9.95%) Banking
10 1,295 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
11 1,180 (8.28%) ITIL
11 1,180 (8.28%) Active Directory
12 1,122 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
13 1,117 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
14 958 (6.72%) Migration
15 950 (6.67%) Data Analysis
16 937 (6.58%) User Stories
17 919 (6.45%) Project Management
18 874 (6.13%) User Acceptance Testing
19 868 (6.09%) Scrum
20 851 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
21 850 (5.96%) Security Cleared
22 831 (5.83%) Analytics
23 809 (5.68%) Retail
24 803 (5.64%) Oracle
25 769 (5.40%) Test Automation
26 758 (5.32%) JIRA
27 718 (5.04%) Degree
28 688 (4.83%) Change Management
29 672 (4.72%) Test Scripting

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
1 402 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 325 (2.28%) Confluence
3 238 (1.67%) MS Exchange
4 218 (1.53%) SAS
5 108 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 95 (0.67%) CMS
7 79 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 58 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 54 (0.38%) IIS
10 50 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
11 40 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 33 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 33 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
13 32 (0.22%) Apache Spark
13 32 (0.22%) JBoss
13 32 (0.22%) Tomcat
14 30 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 23 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
16 22 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
16 22 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1,295 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,122 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
3 487 (3.42%) MS Visio
4 466 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 139 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 81 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 29 (0.20%) SPSS
8 18 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.063%) Open Workbench
11 8 (0.056%) InDesign
12 7 (0.049%) HipChat
13 5 (0.035%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
13 5 (0.035%) Stata
14 4 (0.028%) Acrobat
14 4 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.028%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.028%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 161 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 79 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 76 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 56 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 49 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 39 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 39 (0.27%) thinkFolio
7 37 (0.26%) NetSuite
7 37 (0.26%) SAP FI
8 36 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
9 34 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
10 33 (0.23%) SAP CO
10 33 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
11 30 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
12 28 (0.20%) Sonata
13 26 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 26 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 23 (0.16%) SAP MM
15 22 (0.15%) SAP HR
16 21 (0.15%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 586 (4.11%) Office 365
2 255 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 183 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 142 (1.00%) SaaS
5 123 (0.86%) Google Analytics
6 73 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
7 66 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
8 58 (0.41%) PaaS
9 54 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 52 (0.36%) IaaS
11 49 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
12 47 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 43 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
14 29 (0.20%) G Suite
15 28 (0.20%) BrowserStack
16 24 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
16 24 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 20 (0.14%) GitHub
18 19 (0.13%) Amazon S3
19 18 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 289 (2.03%) Firewall
2 185 (1.30%) LAN
3 183 (1.28%) DNS
4 168 (1.18%) Internet
5 166 (1.16%) SMS
6 165 (1.16%) WAN
7 162 (1.14%) VPN
8 155 (1.09%) DHCP
9 148 (1.04%) TCP/IP
10 106 (0.74%) Skype
11 96 (0.67%) Network Security
12 80 (0.56%) VoIP
13 78 (0.55%) Intranet
14 71 (0.50%) SSL
15 59 (0.41%) Wireless
16 46 (0.32%) SAN
17 45 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
18 41 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
18 41 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
19 34 (0.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 632 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 375 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 238 (1.67%) Power BI
4 226 (1.59%) Big Data
5 204 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 175 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 169 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 158 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
9 117 (0.82%) Hadoop
10 100 (0.70%) Oracle Database
11 94 (0.66%) QlikView
12 92 (0.65%) Data Mining
13 83 (0.58%) Blockchain
14 77 (0.54%) MySQL
15 71 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 64 (0.45%) MS Access
17 57 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
18 52 (0.36%) Data Lake
19 50 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
20 49 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 758 (5.32%) JIRA
2 417 (2.93%) Selenium
3 168 (1.18%) Cucumber
4 156 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 138 (0.97%) SoapUI
6 120 (0.84%) WebDriver
7 115 (0.81%) SpecFlow
8 103 (0.72%) Visual Studio
9 91 (0.64%) Jenkins
10 84 (0.59%) Git (software)
11 79 (0.55%) JMeter
12 60 (0.42%) HP UFT
13 59 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
14 48 (0.34%) TeamCity
15 45 (0.32%) Eclipse
16 39 (0.27%) Toad
16 39 (0.27%) Zephyr
17 34 (0.24%) Subversion
18 31 (0.22%) Appium
19 30 (0.21%) Protractor
General
1 3,797 (26.65%) Finance
2 1,418 (9.95%) Banking
3 809 (5.68%) Retail
4 459 (3.22%) Legal
5 416 (2.92%) Front Office
6 384 (2.69%) Marketing
7 299 (2.10%) Investment Banking
8 295 (2.07%) Telecoms
9 270 (1.89%) Law
10 227 (1.59%) Manufacturing
11 196 (1.38%) Retail Banking
12 168 (1.18%) Back Office
13 133 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
14 121 (0.85%) Advertising
15 111 (0.78%) Financial Institution
16 97 (0.68%) Billing
17 78 (0.55%) Publishing
18 73 (0.51%) Automotive
19 68 (0.48%) French Language
20 66 (0.46%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (1.87%) XML
2 244 (1.71%) .NET
3 242 (1.70%) Web Services
4 131 (0.92%) HTML
5 109 (0.76%) SOAP
6 92 (0.65%) Gherkin
7 82 (0.58%) Middleware
8 81 (0.57%) REST
9 67 (0.47%) JSON
10 56 (0.39%) CSS
10 56 (0.39%) RESTful
11 47 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
12 46 (0.32%) Spring
13 45 (0.32%) AngularJS
14 41 (0.29%) ASP.NET
15 35 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
16 29 (0.20%) J2EE
17 28 (0.20%) Kafka
18 26 (0.18%) jQuery
19 25 (0.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,770 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
2 506 (3.55%) Management Information System
3 324 (2.27%) User Experience
4 310 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
5 215 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 208 (1.46%) Fixed Income
7 206 (1.45%) Data Centre
8 178 (1.25%) Derivative
9 167 (1.17%) Computer Science
10 150 (1.05%) NHS
11 122 (0.86%) Equities
12 113 (0.79%) Data Structures
12 113 (0.79%) Mobile App
13 112 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
14 105 (0.74%) Fintech
15 99 (0.69%) Credit Risk
16 90 (0.63%) Blackberry
17 87 (0.61%) iPhone
18 75 (0.53%) Virtual Team
19 74 (0.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,742 (12.22%) Windows
2 503 (3.53%) Windows 7
3 463 (3.25%) Windows 10
4 436 (3.06%) Unix
5 400 (2.81%) Linux
6 370 (2.60%) Windows Server
7 200 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 190 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 166 (1.16%) Apple iOS
10 160 (1.12%) Android
11 105 (0.74%) Windows XP
12 104 (0.73%) Windows 8
13 98 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 75 (0.53%) AIX
15 68 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 66 (0.46%) Mac OS X
17 52 (0.36%) Solaris
18 45 (0.32%) Mac OS
19 27 (0.19%) VMS
20 23 (0.16%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,179 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
2 2,317 (16.26%) Business Analysis
3 1,985 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,180 (8.28%) ITIL
5 1,117 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
6 958 (6.72%) Migration
7 950 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 937 (6.58%) User Stories
9 919 (6.45%) Project Management
10 874 (6.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 868 (6.09%) Scrum
12 851 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
13 831 (5.83%) Analytics
14 769 (5.40%) Test Automation
15 688 (4.83%) Change Management
16 672 (4.72%) Test Scripting
17 616 (4.32%) Waterfall
18 607 (4.26%) Data Modelling
19 501 (3.52%) E-Commerce
20 497 (3.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2,306 (16.18%) SQL
2 562 (3.94%) Java
3 386 (2.71%) C#
4 342 (2.40%) Python
5 247 (1.73%) VBA
6 190 (1.33%) JavaScript
7 177 (1.24%) PowerShell
8 153 (1.07%) R
9 143 (1.00%) C
10 141 (0.99%) PL/SQL
11 120 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 99 (0.69%) C++
13 68 (0.48%) Bash Shell
13 68 (0.48%) Shell Script
14 60 (0.42%) Perl
15 50 (0.35%) VB
16 43 (0.30%) Scala
16 43 (0.30%) VBScript
17 42 (0.29%) MATLAB
17 42 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 850 (5.96%) Security Cleared
2 718 (5.04%) Degree
3 600 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 434 (3.05%) ISEB
5 289 (2.03%) ISTQB
6 166 (1.16%) CISSP
7 127 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 127 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
8 118 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 116 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 81 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
11 79 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
12 69 (0.48%) MCP
13 68 (0.48%) CISM
14 60 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
15 58 (0.41%) CCNA
16 53 (0.37%) MCSE
17 51 (0.36%) MCSA
18 50 (0.35%) CISA
19 44 (0.31%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 603 (4.23%) GDPR
2 586 (4.11%) QA
3 426 (2.99%) PMO
4 338 (2.37%) Data Quality
5 333 (2.34%) SLA
6 104 (0.73%) MiFID
7 89 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 89 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 63 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
9 50 (0.35%) IFRS
10 44 (0.31%) EMIR
11 41 (0.29%) PSD2
12 35 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 29 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
14 28 (0.20%) COBIT
15 27 (0.19%) IFRS 9
16 24 (0.17%) Solvency II
17 20 (0.14%) ISO 9001
18 18 (0.13%) SEPA
19 16 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 1,180 (8.28%) Active Directory
2 246 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
4 73 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 69 (0.48%) XenApp
6 62 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 59 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 55 (0.39%) vSphere
9 38 (0.27%) Docker
10 33 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 29 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
12 28 (0.20%) BitLocker
13 23 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
14 22 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 19 (0.13%) Terminal Services
16 16 (0.11%) RACF
16 16 (0.11%) Squid
17 15 (0.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
18 14 (0.098%) NFS
18 14 (0.098%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 307 (2.15%) SCCM
2 113 (0.79%) HP ALM
3 109 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
4 77 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 37 (0.26%) Nessus
5 37 (0.26%) QRadar
6 33 (0.23%) Control-M
6 33 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
7 32 (0.22%) SCOM
8 29 (0.20%) WSUS
9 28 (0.20%) Ansible
10 27 (0.19%) AirWatch
11 26 (0.18%) Tivoli
12 25 (0.18%) Kubernetes
12 25 (0.18%) NetBackup
13 24 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
14 22 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
15 21 (0.15%) Nmap
16 19 (0.13%) OVSD
17 18 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2,010 (14.11%) Microsoft
2 803 (5.64%) Oracle
3 585 (4.11%) SAP
4 450 (3.16%) Citrix
5 385 (2.70%) VMware
6 311 (2.18%) Cisco
7 301 (2.11%) HP
8 288 (2.02%) Tableau
9 275 (1.93%) ServiceNow
10 271 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
11 258 (1.81%) Google
12 188 (1.32%) IBM
13 141 (0.99%) Adobe
14 128 (0.90%) Apple
15 110 (0.77%) Remedy
16 105 (0.74%) Ivanti
17 99 (0.69%) Bloomberg
18 88 (0.62%) Capita
19 83 (0.58%) Workday
20 82 (0.58%) McAfee