Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 14,250 14,669 17,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.93% 15.33% 16.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.68% 16.14% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,079 9,769 11,646
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £184 £210 £200
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 587 819
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +4.03% -0.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.83 £34.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.34
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +2.43%

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 97,050 90,865 103,552
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.97% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,549 59,046 67,469
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £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 3,109 2,798 3,126
UK median hourly rate £17.88 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.39% -1.58% +6.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.83 £46.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.78 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.55% -6.45% +11.76%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -1 12,784 £400 - 2,080
UK excluding London 0 8,172 £375 +3.45% 1,479
London -2 5,812 £435 -3.33% 744
South East 0 2,383 £388 +3.33% 358
North of England 0 1,738 £360 -0.69% 392
Midlands 0 1,246 £375 +7.14% 246
Scotland 0 970 £336 -4.14% 102
North West 0 835 £365 +0.69% 211
East of England +1 807 £375 -3.85% 162
Yorkshire +1 772 £370 +1.37% 154
West Midlands 0 771 £375 +8.30% 158
South West 0 765 £375 +5.63% 175
East Midlands +1 447 £360 -0.69% 87
Wales 0 199 £363 +3.57% 33
North East +3 134 £325 - 27
Northern Ireland +49 72 £314 +76.90% 10
Channel Islands -2 4 £700 +133.33% 1
Isle of Man -2 1 £450 +5.88%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 3,666 (25.73%) Finance
2 3,207 (22.51%) Agile Software Development
3 2,236 (15.69%) SQL
4 2,113 (14.83%) Business Analysis
5 2,064 (14.48%) Microsoft
6 1,925 (13.51%) Windows
7 1,864 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,806 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
9 1,268 (8.90%) Active Directory
10 1,235 (8.67%) Banking
11 1,210 (8.49%) Microsoft Excel
12 1,165 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
13 1,142 (8.01%) ITIL
14 1,121 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
15 978 (6.86%) User Stories
16 977 (6.86%) Migration
17 916 (6.43%) Data Analysis
18 870 (6.11%) Oracle
18 870 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
19 859 (6.03%) Project Management
20 858 (6.02%) Scrum
21 837 (5.87%) Analytics
22 832 (5.84%) Retail
23 831 (5.83%) Test Automation
24 804 (5.64%) User Acceptance Testing
25 798 (5.60%) Security Cleared
26 787 (5.52%) Degree
27 776 (5.45%) JIRA
28 716 (5.02%) Test Scripting
29 668 (4.69%) SAP

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
1 416 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 367 (2.58%) Confluence
3 243 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 210 (1.47%) SAS
5 121 (0.85%) Skype for Business
6 102 (0.72%) CMS
7 92 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 70 (0.49%) WebLogic
9 61 (0.43%) IIS
10 54 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 45 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
12 31 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 28 (0.20%) IBM Notes
14 27 (0.19%) Apache Spark
15 26 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
16 25 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
17 23 (0.16%) JBoss
18 21 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
19 20 (0.14%) Apache
19 20 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1,210 (8.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,165 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
3 467 (3.28%) MS Visio
4 427 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 109 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 88 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.20%) SPSS
8 13 (0.091%) Open Workbench
9 12 (0.084%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.042%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.042%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.028%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.028%) CINEMA 4D
12 4 (0.028%) Gliffy
12 4 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
12 4 (0.028%) Stata
13 3 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.021%) InVision
13 3 (0.021%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 157 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 75 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 61 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 60 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 51 (0.36%) Markit EDM
6 43 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 41 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 38 (0.27%) NetSuite
9 35 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
10 32 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 30 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
11 30 (0.21%) SAP FI
12 27 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 27 (0.19%) Sonata
12 27 (0.19%) thinkFolio
13 26 (0.18%) SAP HR
14 25 (0.18%) Temenos T24
15 24 (0.17%) Actimize
15 24 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
15 24 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 654 (4.59%) Office 365
2 256 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 167 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 134 (0.94%) SaaS
5 127 (0.89%) Google Analytics
6 57 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
7 56 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
8 52 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 50 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
10 44 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 43 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
12 38 (0.27%) G Suite
13 34 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
14 32 (0.22%) PaaS
15 28 (0.20%) GitHub
16 27 (0.19%) BrowserStack
17 26 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
17 26 (0.18%) Mimecast
18 22 (0.15%) IaaS
19 20 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 292 (2.05%) Firewall
2 208 (1.46%) DNS
3 204 (1.43%) LAN
4 192 (1.35%) Internet
5 184 (1.29%) WAN
6 179 (1.26%) TCP/IP
7 173 (1.21%) DHCP
8 172 (1.21%) VPN
9 164 (1.15%) SMS
10 125 (0.88%) Skype
11 90 (0.63%) Network Security
12 79 (0.55%) VoIP
13 77 (0.54%) Wireless
14 75 (0.53%) Intranet
15 64 (0.45%) SSL
16 49 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
17 47 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
18 42 (0.29%) SAN
19 41 (0.29%) MPLS
20 34 (0.24%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 646 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 387 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
3 261 (1.83%) Power BI
4 202 (1.42%) Big Data
5 193 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 158 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
7 156 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 156 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 122 (0.86%) Hadoop
9 117 (0.82%) Oracle Database
10 104 (0.73%) Data Mining
11 94 (0.66%) MySQL
12 89 (0.62%) QlikView
13 87 (0.61%) MS Access
14 73 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 71 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
16 58 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
17 56 (0.39%) Blockchain
18 54 (0.38%) SAP BW
19 49 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 776 (5.45%) JIRA
2 442 (3.10%) Selenium
3 217 (1.52%) Cucumber
4 178 (1.25%) SoapUI
4 178 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 122 (0.86%) SpecFlow
6 121 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 100 (0.70%) WebDriver
8 96 (0.67%) Visual Studio
9 91 (0.64%) JMeter
10 90 (0.63%) Git (software)
11 78 (0.55%) Toad
12 69 (0.48%) HP UFT
13 67 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
14 56 (0.39%) Eclipse
15 40 (0.28%) TeamCity
16 36 (0.25%) Zephyr
17 34 (0.24%) Subversion
18 30 (0.21%) LoadRunner
19 29 (0.20%) Maven
General
1 3,666 (25.73%) Finance
2 1,235 (8.67%) Banking
3 832 (5.84%) Retail
4 444 (3.12%) Legal
5 408 (2.86%) Marketing
6 358 (2.51%) Front Office
7 311 (2.18%) Telecoms
8 301 (2.11%) Law
9 266 (1.87%) Investment Banking
10 255 (1.79%) Manufacturing
11 202 (1.42%) Back Office
12 146 (1.02%) Retail Banking
13 131 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
14 124 (0.87%) Advertising
15 118 (0.83%) Financial Institution
16 107 (0.75%) Billing
17 103 (0.72%) Publishing
18 82 (0.58%) Automotive
19 76 (0.53%) German Language
20 68 (0.48%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (2.35%) XML
2 267 (1.87%) .NET
3 253 (1.78%) Web Services
4 141 (0.99%) SOAP
5 139 (0.98%) HTML
6 114 (0.80%) Gherkin
7 98 (0.69%) Middleware
8 76 (0.53%) RESTful
9 65 (0.46%) JSON
10 61 (0.43%) REST
11 54 (0.38%) CSS
12 47 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
12 47 (0.33%) Spring
13 43 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
14 41 (0.29%) ASP.NET
15 40 (0.28%) AngularJS
16 35 (0.25%) jQuery
17 33 (0.23%) .NET Framework
18 30 (0.21%) Kafka
19 25 (0.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1,806 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
2 501 (3.52%) Management Information System
3 354 (2.48%) User Experience
4 337 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
5 205 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 204 (1.43%) Data Centre
7 199 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 194 (1.36%) Fixed Income
9 174 (1.22%) Derivative
10 147 (1.03%) NHS
11 134 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
12 120 (0.84%) Equities
13 107 (0.75%) Mobile App
14 101 (0.71%) Fintech
15 94 (0.66%) Data Structures
16 93 (0.65%) Virtual Team
17 90 (0.63%) Blackberry
18 86 (0.60%) Credit Risk
19 78 (0.55%) iPhone
20 73 (0.51%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1,925 (13.51%) Windows
2 538 (3.78%) Windows 7
3 514 (3.61%) Windows 10
4 499 (3.50%) Unix
5 432 (3.03%) Linux
6 385 (2.70%) Windows Server
7 199 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 185 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 172 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 146 (1.02%) Android
11 109 (0.76%) Windows 8
12 101 (0.71%) Windows XP
13 92 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 77 (0.54%) Mac OS X
15 58 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 56 (0.39%) AIX
17 46 (0.32%) Mac OS
18 37 (0.26%) Solaris
19 18 (0.13%) Windows Vista
20 12 (0.084%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,207 (22.51%) Agile Software Development
2 2,113 (14.83%) Business Analysis
3 1,864 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,142 (8.01%) ITIL
5 1,121 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
6 978 (6.86%) User Stories
7 977 (6.86%) Migration
8 916 (6.43%) Data Analysis
9 870 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
10 859 (6.03%) Project Management
11 858 (6.02%) Scrum
12 837 (5.87%) Analytics
13 831 (5.83%) Test Automation
14 804 (5.64%) User Acceptance Testing
15 716 (5.02%) Test Scripting
16 652 (4.58%) Change Management
17 604 (4.24%) Data Modelling
18 599 (4.20%) Waterfall
19 523 (3.67%) CRM
20 495 (3.47%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,236 (15.69%) SQL
2 610 (4.28%) Java
3 362 (2.54%) C#
4 342 (2.40%) Python
5 196 (1.38%) VBA
6 195 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 189 (1.33%) PowerShell
8 145 (1.02%) PL/SQL
8 145 (1.02%) R
9 132 (0.93%) C
10 115 (0.81%) T-SQL
11 85 (0.60%) C++
12 61 (0.43%) VB
13 60 (0.42%) Perl
14 54 (0.38%) Bash Shell
15 49 (0.34%) Shell Script
16 46 (0.32%) Scala
17 43 (0.30%) PHP
18 41 (0.29%) Groovy
18 41 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 798 (5.60%) Security Cleared
2 787 (5.52%) Degree
3 591 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 469 (3.29%) ISEB
5 331 (2.32%) ISTQB
6 173 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 159 (1.12%) CISSP
8 130 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 112 (0.79%) DV Cleared
10 111 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 99 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
12 78 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
13 74 (0.52%) CCNA
14 71 (0.50%) MCP
15 69 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
16 68 (0.48%) CISM
17 63 (0.44%) CISA
17 63 (0.44%) MCSA
18 62 (0.44%) MCSE
19 46 (0.32%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 579 (4.06%) QA
2 468 (3.28%) GDPR
3 437 (3.07%) PMO
4 386 (2.71%) SLA
5 350 (2.46%) Data Quality
6 90 (0.63%) MiFID
7 80 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 70 (0.49%) PCI DSS
9 49 (0.34%) IFRS
10 43 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
11 36 (0.25%) EMIR
11 36 (0.25%) PSD2
12 30 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 25 (0.18%) IFRS 9
14 23 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
15 21 (0.15%) ISO 9001
16 18 (0.13%) Solvency II
17 17 (0.12%) COBIT
17 17 (0.12%) GxP
18 14 (0.098%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,268 (8.90%) Active Directory
2 246 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 74 (0.52%) XenApp
5 67 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 66 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 65 (0.46%) vSphere
8 64 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 42 (0.29%) Docker
10 35 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 25 (0.18%) BitLocker
12 22 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
13 15 (0.11%) Terminal Services
13 15 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (0.098%) Squid
15 12 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
16 11 (0.077%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.077%) XenServer
17 10 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
18 9 (0.063%) NFS
Systems Management
1 329 (2.31%) SCCM
2 112 (0.79%) HP ALM
3 91 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
4 77 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 41 (0.29%) SCOM
6 40 (0.28%) WSUS
7 38 (0.27%) Ansible
7 38 (0.27%) Control-M
8 36 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
9 34 (0.24%) Nessus
10 32 (0.22%) AirWatch
11 31 (0.22%) QRadar
12 29 (0.20%) Kubernetes
13 26 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
14 25 (0.18%) NetBackup
15 24 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
16 21 (0.15%) CSIRT
17 20 (0.14%) Terraform
18 19 (0.13%) Backup Exec
18 19 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2,064 (14.48%) Microsoft
2 870 (6.11%) Oracle
3 668 (4.69%) SAP
4 452 (3.17%) Citrix
5 381 (2.67%) VMware
6 323 (2.27%) Cisco
7 304 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 286 (2.01%) HP
9 271 (1.90%) Tableau
10 258 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
11 244 (1.71%) Google
12 182 (1.28%) IBM
13 155 (1.09%) Remedy
14 150 (1.05%) Apple
15 129 (0.91%) Adobe
16 98 (0.69%) McAfee
16 98 (0.69%) Workday
17 91 (0.64%) Ivanti
18 87 (0.61%) Capita
19 81 (0.57%) Bloomberg