Period
to

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 7 10 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 11,225 6,587 5,544
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 11.30% 11.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.89% 12.17% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,932 4,475 3,684
10th Percentile £210 £185 £168
25th Percentile £360 £313 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.01% +6.13% -
75th Percentile £550 £519 £488
90th Percentile £638 £600 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 384 361
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.00 £11.20
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.47 £12.50
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.06
Median % change year-on-year -4.62% +1.18% +7.07%
75th Percentile £22.40 £23.75 £21.16
90th Percentile £35.00 £34.69 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.45 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -0.32% +4.24%

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 80,811 54,131 45,134
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 92.83% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,825 37,088 29,934
10th Percentile £313 £293 £248
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £468
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +2.56% -0.95%
75th Percentile £638 £583 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,964 1,697 1,658
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.53
25th Percentile £15.75 £14.50 £14.11
Median hourly rate £23.91 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +8.68% +15.79% +5.56%
75th Percentile £49.25 £44.50 £38.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £56.90 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.95 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.57% +5.25% +2.86%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Top 19 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 23 May 2022. 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 +4 9,345 £463 +8.82% 1,526
Work from Home +4 5,168 £450 +5.88% 434
London +4 5,074 £500 +5.26% 528
UK excluding London +2 4,501 £409 +9.00% 1,088
South East +2 1,101 £425 +3.03% 263
North of England -1 994 £404 +12.22% 301
Midlands 0 857 £400 +14.29% 212
West Midlands 0 617 £425 +16.84% 136
Scotland +3 557 £395 +5.33% 57
North West -2 541 £375 +5.71% 166
East of England 0 482 £400 +55.34% 110
Yorkshire +2 404 £425 +16.44% 109
South West +3 373 £425 - 106
East Midlands -1 227 £361 +80.63% 76
Wales +1 111 £420 +34.40% 25
North East -6 53 £400 +4.92% 26
Northern Ireland +6 33 £388 -3.13% 14
Isle of Man -3 4 £350 -
Channel Islands - 1 £450 -

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Analyst contract jobs required the following 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 3,230 (28.78%) Social Skills
2 3,039 (27.07%) Agile
3 3,000 (26.73%) Finance
4 1,867 (16.63%) SQL
5 1,764 (15.71%) Business Analysis
6 1,647 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1,532 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,449 (12.91%) Microsoft
9 1,159 (10.33%) Requirements Gathering
10 1,130 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
11 1,057 (9.42%) User Stories
12 982 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
13 978 (8.71%) Banking
14 974 (8.68%) Windows
15 956 (8.52%) JIRA
16 946 (8.43%) Public Sector
17 924 (8.23%) Analytics
18 915 (8.15%) Data Analysis
19 887 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
20 875 (7.80%) ITIL
21 842 (7.50%) Azure
22 813 (7.24%) Migration
23 808 (7.20%) Security Cleared
24 754 (6.72%) Workshop Facilitation
25 723 (6.44%) Microsoft 365
26 712 (6.34%) Power Platform
27 708 (6.31%) Scrum
28 687 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
29 681 (6.07%) Project Management
30 671 (5.98%) Active Directory

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
1 473 (4.21%) Confluence
2 315 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 97 (0.86%) SAS
4 95 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 59 (0.53%) CMS
6 27 (0.24%) Skype for Business
6 27 (0.24%) WebLogic
7 21 (0.19%) Apache Spark
8 19 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 17 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (0.14%) MTS
11 14 (0.12%) IIS
12 13 (0.12%) Apache
12 13 (0.12%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.098%) Mule
14 10 (0.089%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.080%) ArcGIS
16 8 (0.071%) Apache Airflow
16 8 (0.071%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 982 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 687 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
3 358 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 279 (2.49%) MS Visio
5 95 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
6 72 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.27%) SPSS
8 24 (0.21%) Chatbot
9 20 (0.18%) Stata
10 4 (0.036%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.027%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.027%) CATIA
11 3 (0.027%) Windchill
12 2 (0.018%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.018%) Oracle Smart View
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.009%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.009%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.009%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 84 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
3 60 (0.53%) NetSuite
4 31 (0.28%) Workday HCM
5 24 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 23 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 23 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 22 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 20 (0.18%) Endur
8 20 (0.18%) HiPortfolio
8 20 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
8 20 (0.18%) SAP FI-CA
8 20 (0.18%) SAP PSCD
9 17 (0.15%) SAP FI-GL
10 16 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
10 16 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
10 16 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
10 16 (0.14%) SAP BPC
10 16 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 16 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 842 (7.50%) Azure
2 723 (6.44%) Microsoft 365
3 712 (6.34%) Power Platform
4 282 (2.51%) AWS
5 168 (1.50%) SaaS
6 162 (1.44%) GCP
7 142 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
8 117 (1.04%) Google Analytics
9 80 (0.71%) Google Data Studio
10 79 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
11 72 (0.64%) GitHub
12 52 (0.46%) PaaS
13 47 (0.42%) Snowflake
14 42 (0.37%) PowerApps
15 37 (0.33%) Collibra
16 35 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
16 35 (0.31%) Mimecast
17 34 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
17 34 (0.30%) Power Automate
18 33 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 150 (1.34%) Firewall
2 88 (0.78%) TCP/IP
2 88 (0.78%) VPN
3 85 (0.76%) WAN
4 84 (0.75%) LAN
5 61 (0.54%) VoIP
5 61 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
6 59 (0.53%) DNS
7 54 (0.48%) Network Security
8 49 (0.44%) DHCP
9 46 (0.41%) Wireless
10 39 (0.35%) Internet
11 37 (0.33%) SAN
12 35 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
13 30 (0.27%) SSH
14 28 (0.25%) Skype
15 23 (0.20%) HTTP
16 21 (0.19%) Unified Communications
17 19 (0.17%) SSL
18 17 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 664 (5.92%) Power BI
2 357 (3.18%) SQL Server
3 312 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 303 (2.70%) Tableau
5 132 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 117 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 110 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 90 (0.80%) Metadata
9 85 (0.76%) MySQL
10 81 (0.72%) Oracle Database
10 81 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
11 78 (0.69%) BigQuery
12 73 (0.65%) Big Data
13 62 (0.55%) Data Lake
14 61 (0.54%) Hadoop
15 58 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
16 56 (0.50%) Looker
17 47 (0.42%) Qlik Sense
18 46 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
19 42 (0.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 956 (8.52%) JIRA
2 106 (0.94%) Selenium
3 81 (0.72%) Postman
4 71 (0.63%) Cucumber
5 70 (0.62%) Jenkins
6 65 (0.58%) SoapUI
7 58 (0.52%) Git (software)
8 57 (0.51%) JMeter
9 43 (0.38%) Visual Studio
10 41 (0.37%) GitLab
11 37 (0.33%) Bitbucket
12 35 (0.31%) Toad
13 32 (0.29%) Zephyr
14 29 (0.26%) ERwin
15 26 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
16 24 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
17 23 (0.20%) Eclipse
18 20 (0.18%) Subversion
19 19 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
20 18 (0.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 3,230 (28.78%) Social Skills
2 3,000 (26.73%) Finance
3 1,647 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
4 978 (8.71%) Banking
5 946 (8.43%) Public Sector
6 600 (5.35%) Retail
7 503 (4.48%) Presentation Skills
8 316 (2.82%) Marketing
9 305 (2.72%) Telecoms
10 291 (2.59%) Legal
11 284 (2.53%) Front Office
12 255 (2.27%) Investment Banking
13 219 (1.95%) Influencing Skills
14 200 (1.78%) Organisational Skills
15 196 (1.75%) Law
16 155 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
17 141 (1.26%) Back Office
18 137 (1.22%) Manufacturing
19 118 (1.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 110 (0.98%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (1.69%) .NET
2 183 (1.63%) XML
3 107 (0.95%) JSON
4 86 (0.77%) HTML
5 62 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
6 58 (0.52%) SOAP
7 56 (0.50%) Web Services
8 54 (0.48%) Middleware
9 43 (0.38%) REST
10 42 (0.37%) Kafka
10 42 (0.37%) RESTful
11 41 (0.37%) HTML5
12 39 (0.35%) Gherkin
13 36 (0.32%) CSS
14 33 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
15 29 (0.26%) Swagger
16 24 (0.21%) SailPoint
17 23 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
18 21 (0.19%) ADO
19 20 (0.18%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 367 (3.27%) Management Information System
2 284 (2.53%) NHS
3 267 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
4 243 (2.16%) User Experience
5 166 (1.48%) Derivative
6 133 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 120 (1.07%) Data Structures
8 115 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
8 115 (1.02%) Virtual Team
9 109 (0.97%) Fixed Income
10 106 (0.94%) Legacy Systems
11 105 (0.94%) Data Centre
12 92 (0.82%) Renewable Energy
13 86 (0.77%) Mobile App
14 78 (0.69%) Equities
15 77 (0.69%) SWIFT
16 70 (0.62%) Credit Risk
17 68 (0.61%) Reference Data
18 56 (0.50%) Market Risk
18 56 (0.50%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 974 (8.68%) Windows
2 375 (3.34%) Windows 10
3 254 (2.26%) Linux
4 211 (1.88%) Unix
5 185 (1.65%) Windows Server
6 90 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (0.64%) Windows 7
7 72 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
8 70 (0.62%) Android
9 59 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 46 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 39 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 38 (0.34%) Mac OS
13 34 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
14 29 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 23 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.080%) HPUX
17 8 (0.071%) MVS
17 8 (0.071%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.062%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,039 (27.07%) Agile
2 1,764 (15.71%) Business Analysis
3 1,532 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,159 (10.33%) Requirements Gathering
5 1,130 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
6 1,057 (9.42%) User Stories
7 924 (8.23%) Analytics
8 915 (8.15%) Data Analysis
9 887 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
10 875 (7.80%) ITIL
11 813 (7.24%) Migration
12 754 (6.72%) Workshop Facilitation
13 708 (6.31%) Scrum
14 681 (6.07%) Project Management
15 652 (5.81%) Change Management
16 613 (5.46%) User Acceptance Testing
17 600 (5.35%) Waterfall
18 591 (5.27%) Data Modelling
19 529 (4.71%) Acceptance Criteria
20 523 (4.66%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,867 (16.63%) SQL
2 508 (4.53%) Python
3 217 (1.93%) Java
4 185 (1.65%) R
5 180 (1.60%) C#
6 144 (1.28%) PowerShell
7 119 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 117 (1.04%) C
9 112 (1.00%) VBA
10 88 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 85 (0.76%) PL/SQL
12 54 (0.48%) C++
13 47 (0.42%) TypeScript
14 44 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 41 (0.37%) Perl
16 35 (0.31%) VB
17 32 (0.29%) Go
18 20 (0.18%) Bash
18 20 (0.18%) PHP
18 20 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 808 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 648 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 509 (4.53%) Degree
4 152 (1.35%) ISTQB
5 146 (1.30%) ISEB
6 108 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 100 (0.89%) MCP
8 97 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 94 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 94 (0.84%) CISSP
10 88 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 76 (0.68%) CISM
12 61 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 61 (0.54%) IIBA
12 61 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
13 55 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
14 53 (0.47%) CCNA
15 49 (0.44%) PMI Certification
16 41 (0.37%) CBAP
16 41 (0.37%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 536 (4.78%) QA
2 395 (3.52%) Data Quality
3 393 (3.50%) PMO
4 320 (2.85%) SLA
5 147 (1.31%) GDPR
6 116 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 81 (0.72%) NIST
8 68 (0.61%) MiFID
9 60 (0.53%) IFRS
10 45 (0.40%) Accessibility
11 43 (0.38%) ISO 20022
12 41 (0.37%) EMIR
13 40 (0.36%) COBIT
14 38 (0.34%) SEPA
15 36 (0.32%) PCI DSS
16 35 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 31 (0.28%) GRC
17 31 (0.28%) GxP
18 30 (0.27%) IFRS 17
19 22 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 671 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 88 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 37 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 25 (0.22%) Docker
8 21 (0.19%) vSphere
8 21 (0.19%) XenApp
9 13 (0.12%) BitLocker
9 13 (0.12%) Firmware
10 11 (0.098%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.080%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.062%) HDFS
12 7 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.053%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.045%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.045%) UAG
15 4 (0.036%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 127 (1.13%) SCCM
2 75 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 57 (0.51%) Ansible
4 48 (0.43%) Kubernetes
5 33 (0.29%) HP ALM
6 29 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
7 27 (0.24%) AirWatch
8 23 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (0.20%) BladeLogic
10 18 (0.16%) Terraform
11 17 (0.15%) Control-M
11 17 (0.15%) Grafana
12 16 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
13 14 (0.12%) QRadar
14 13 (0.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 13 (0.12%) WSUS
15 12 (0.11%) CSIRT
15 12 (0.11%) Kibana
15 12 (0.11%) Nessus
15 12 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,449 (12.91%) Microsoft
2 541 (4.82%) Oracle
3 423 (3.77%) SAP
4 315 (2.81%) ServiceNow
5 290 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
6 242 (2.16%) Google
7 197 (1.76%) Citrix
8 158 (1.41%) Cisco
9 153 (1.36%) Splunk
10 143 (1.27%) VMware
11 113 (1.01%) Workday
12 92 (0.82%) IBM
13 91 (0.81%) HP
14 85 (0.76%) Informatica
15 83 (0.74%) Adobe
16 79 (0.70%) Apple
17 63 (0.56%) Remedy
18 57 (0.51%) Alteryx
19 52 (0.46%) Bloomberg
20 42 (0.37%) Talend