Period
to 17 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 12,660 15,533 14,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 15.44% 15.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.70% 16.27% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,279 10,336 9,754
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £178 £200 £193
90th Percentile £575 £569 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 695 695
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% -
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.16 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% - -3.33%

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 92,416 95,459 91,009
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.89% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,165 63,335 59,328
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,895 2,842 3,247
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.88 £10.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.08 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 -2 11,457 £400 - 2,438
UK excluding London -1 7,235 £375 - 1,827
London -3 5,209 £438 +0.46% 789
South East -2 2,025 £395 +3.95% 407
North of England 0 1,705 £375 +3.45% 552
Midlands 0 1,122 £375 - 288
North West -1 794 £375 - 314
Scotland -1 726 £350 -2.78% 111
South West -4 726 £375 +7.14% 234
Yorkshire 0 723 £375 +4.17% 175
West Midlands 0 712 £390 +8.33% 177
East of England -1 642 £375 - 169
East Midlands -1 369 £325 -13.33% 111
Wales +1 233 £375 - 55
North East -1 189 £350 - 63
Northern Ireland +6 55 £330 +5.94% 9
Isle of Man +2 4 £600 +60.00%
Channel Islands -3 2 - - 3

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 3,224 (25.47%) Finance
2 2,939 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
3 1,962 (15.50%) SQL
4 1,929 (15.24%) Microsoft
5 1,778 (14.04%) Windows
6 1,625 (12.84%) Business Analysis
7 1,531 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
8 1,498 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,312 (10.36%) Microsoft Excel
10 1,264 (9.98%) Microsoft Office
11 1,123 (8.87%) Banking
12 1,112 (8.78%) ITIL
13 1,104 (8.72%) Active Directory
14 995 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
15 959 (7.58%) Data Analysis
16 870 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
17 861 (6.80%) User Stories
18 813 (6.42%) JIRA
19 808 (6.38%) Security Cleared
20 799 (6.31%) Test Automation
21 773 (6.11%) Project Management
22 768 (6.07%) Scrum
23 761 (6.01%) Oracle
24 752 (5.94%) Analytics
25 750 (5.92%) Retail
26 729 (5.76%) Migration
27 683 (5.39%) User Acceptance Testing
28 655 (5.17%) Degree
29 614 (4.85%) Office 365
30 585 (4.62%) 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
1 387 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 352 (2.78%) Confluence
3 268 (2.12%) MS Exchange
4 200 (1.58%) SAS
5 103 (0.81%) CMS
6 98 (0.77%) Skype for Business
7 82 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 59 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 55 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 49 (0.39%) IIS
11 39 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 35 (0.28%) WebLogic
13 34 (0.27%) Apache
14 33 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 29 (0.23%) Tomcat
16 26 (0.21%) IBM Notes
17 24 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
18 21 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 21 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
19 19 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1,312 (10.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1,264 (9.98%) Microsoft Office
3 467 (3.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 304 (2.40%) MS Visio
5 149 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 111 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.24%) SPSS
8 14 (0.11%) Open Workbench
9 10 (0.079%) Chatbot
9 10 (0.079%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.047%) Stata
11 3 (0.024%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.024%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.024%) EngageOne
11 3 (0.024%) InVision
11 3 (0.024%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.016%) Mathcad
12 2 (0.016%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.016%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.016%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 190 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 45 (0.36%) Workday HCM
4 44 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 38 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 35 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 35 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 34 (0.27%) Markit EDM
8 31 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
9 30 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 29 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
10 29 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
11 28 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
12 27 (0.21%) NetSuite
12 27 (0.21%) SAP HR
12 27 (0.21%) thinkFolio
13 24 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
14 23 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
14 23 (0.18%) SAP ERP
15 19 (0.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 614 (4.85%) Office 365
2 384 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 240 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
4 124 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
5 112 (0.88%) SaaS
6 87 (0.69%) Google Analytics
7 72 (0.57%) PaaS
8 56 (0.44%) IaaS
9 47 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 42 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
10 42 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 42 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
11 41 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
12 34 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
12 34 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
13 30 (0.24%) G Suite
14 25 (0.20%) GitHub
15 24 (0.19%) Trello
16 22 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 21 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 243 (1.92%) Firewall
2 209 (1.65%) LAN
3 191 (1.51%) WAN
4 180 (1.42%) Internet
5 174 (1.37%) VPN
6 162 (1.28%) TCP/IP
7 146 (1.15%) DNS
8 105 (0.83%) DHCP
9 89 (0.70%) Skype
10 81 (0.64%) VoIP
11 74 (0.58%) Intranet
12 61 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
13 50 (0.39%) Network Security
13 50 (0.39%) Wireless
14 48 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
14 48 (0.38%) SAN
15 42 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
16 38 (0.30%) FTP
17 26 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
18 24 (0.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 581 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 439 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 327 (2.58%) Power BI
4 241 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 198 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 179 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 158 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
8 113 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
9 109 (0.86%) Big Data
10 96 (0.76%) MS Access
11 94 (0.74%) Oracle Database
12 80 (0.63%) QlikView
13 78 (0.62%) Data Mining
14 76 (0.60%) Hadoop
15 75 (0.59%) MySQL
16 60 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 54 (0.43%) RDBMS
18 40 (0.32%) MongoDB
19 38 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
20 36 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 813 (6.42%) JIRA
2 435 (3.44%) Selenium
3 220 (1.74%) Cucumber
4 178 (1.41%) SoapUI
5 146 (1.15%) Jenkins
6 134 (1.06%) JMeter
7 125 (0.99%) WebDriver
8 92 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 88 (0.70%) Git (software)
10 85 (0.67%) Visual Studio
11 82 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
12 63 (0.50%) SpecFlow
13 59 (0.47%) Toad
14 55 (0.43%) LoadRunner
15 46 (0.36%) HP UFT
16 31 (0.24%) Appium
17 29 (0.23%) JUnit
18 25 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
19 23 (0.18%) Hudson
19 23 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 3,224 (25.47%) Finance
2 1,123 (8.87%) Banking
3 750 (5.92%) Retail
4 370 (2.92%) Marketing
5 284 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 270 (2.13%) Front Office
7 269 (2.12%) Legal
8 251 (1.98%) Law
9 189 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 186 (1.47%) Manufacturing
11 165 (1.30%) Back Office
12 133 (1.05%) Retail Banking
13 131 (1.03%) Billing
14 129 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
15 107 (0.85%) Financial Institution
16 83 (0.66%) Publishing
17 77 (0.61%) Advertising
18 58 (0.46%) Electronics
19 54 (0.43%) Automotive
20 50 (0.39%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (2.18%) XML
2 239 (1.89%) .NET
3 232 (1.83%) Web Services
4 168 (1.33%) SOAP
5 120 (0.95%) HTML
6 90 (0.71%) REST
7 72 (0.57%) Gherkin
8 70 (0.55%) RESTful
9 68 (0.54%) JSON
10 57 (0.45%) CSS
10 57 (0.45%) Middleware
11 38 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
12 35 (0.28%) React
13 34 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
14 30 (0.24%) Spring
15 27 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
15 27 (0.21%) HTML5
15 27 (0.21%) LDAP
16 25 (0.20%) jQuery
17 23 (0.18%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1,531 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 446 (3.52%) Management Information System
3 338 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
4 311 (2.46%) User Experience
5 194 (1.53%) Fixed Income
6 189 (1.49%) NHS
7 165 (1.30%) Derivative
8 143 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
9 133 (1.05%) Data Centre
10 126 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 122 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 113 (0.89%) Equities
13 110 (0.87%) Data Structures
14 102 (0.81%) Fintech
15 99 (0.78%) iPhone
16 95 (0.75%) Virtual Team
17 89 (0.70%) FMCG
18 88 (0.70%) Blackberry
19 74 (0.58%) Credit Risk
20 69 (0.55%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,778 (14.04%) Windows
2 578 (4.57%) Windows 10
3 498 (3.93%) Windows 7
4 357 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 340 (2.69%) Linux
6 337 (2.66%) Unix
7 173 (1.37%) Android
8 158 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 141 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 123 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 72 (0.57%) Windows XP
12 65 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 50 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 49 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 49 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 38 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 31 (0.24%) Solaris
17 20 (0.16%) VME
18 17 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
19 13 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,939 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,625 (12.84%) Business Analysis
3 1,498 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,112 (8.78%) ITIL
5 995 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
6 959 (7.58%) Data Analysis
7 870 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
8 861 (6.80%) User Stories
9 799 (6.31%) Test Automation
10 773 (6.11%) Project Management
11 768 (6.07%) Scrum
12 752 (5.94%) Analytics
13 729 (5.76%) Migration
14 683 (5.39%) User Acceptance Testing
15 585 (4.62%) CRM
16 565 (4.46%) Test Scripting
17 556 (4.39%) Change Management
18 511 (4.04%) Service Management
19 509 (4.02%) Data Modelling
20 485 (3.83%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1,962 (15.50%) SQL
2 514 (4.06%) Java
3 313 (2.47%) C#
4 295 (2.33%) Python
5 217 (1.71%) JavaScript
6 186 (1.47%) VBA
7 172 (1.36%) PowerShell
8 151 (1.19%) T-SQL
9 121 (0.96%) R
10 116 (0.92%) C
11 115 (0.91%) PL/SQL
12 77 (0.61%) VB
13 75 (0.59%) C++
14 61 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 55 (0.43%) Perl
16 46 (0.36%) Bash Shell
17 37 (0.29%) Ruby
18 35 (0.28%) MATLAB
19 30 (0.24%) Groovy
20 25 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 808 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 655 (5.17%) Degree
3 553 (4.37%) SC Cleared
4 403 (3.18%) ISEB
5 275 (2.17%) ISTQB
6 130 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 129 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
8 126 (1.00%) CISSP
9 123 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 103 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 85 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 77 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 75 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
14 61 (0.48%) CISM
15 60 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
16 58 (0.46%) MCP
16 58 (0.46%) MCSE
17 50 (0.39%) CCNA
18 47 (0.37%) CISA
19 36 (0.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 575 (4.54%) QA
2 400 (3.16%) PMO
3 359 (2.84%) Data Quality
4 336 (2.65%) SLA
5 259 (2.05%) GDPR
6 93 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 57 (0.45%) PSD2
7 57 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 46 (0.36%) IFRS
8 46 (0.36%) PCI DSS
9 43 (0.34%) MiFID
10 38 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
11 25 (0.20%) COBIT
11 25 (0.20%) IFRS 9
12 21 (0.17%) SEPA
13 17 (0.13%) Basel III
14 14 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
15 13 (0.10%) HL7
16 12 (0.095%) EMIR
16 12 (0.095%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,104 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 153 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (0.58%) XenApp
4 64 (0.51%) XenDesktop
5 52 (0.41%) Docker
5 52 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 39 (0.31%) vSphere
8 35 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 22 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
9 22 (0.17%) XenServer
10 19 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (0.095%) BitLocker
12 11 (0.087%) HDFS
12 11 (0.087%) NFS
12 11 (0.087%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.079%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.071%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.055%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 236 (1.86%) SCCM
2 100 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 73 (0.58%) HP ALM
4 46 (0.36%) AirWatch
5 40 (0.32%) Kubernetes
6 37 (0.29%) Ansible
7 32 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (0.25%) Puppet
8 29 (0.23%) SCOM
9 27 (0.21%) vCenter Server
10 26 (0.21%) Control-M
10 26 (0.21%) QRadar
11 22 (0.17%) Nessus
12 21 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 21 (0.17%) WSUS
13 20 (0.16%) Backup Exec
14 19 (0.15%) OVSD
15 18 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
16 17 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
17 16 (0.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1,929 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 761 (6.01%) Oracle
3 577 (4.56%) SAP
4 333 (2.63%) Citrix
5 296 (2.34%) Tableau
6 287 (2.27%) VMware
7 271 (2.14%) Cisco
8 252 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
9 243 (1.92%) ServiceNow
10 219 (1.73%) HP
11 187 (1.48%) Google
12 162 (1.28%) Remedy
13 150 (1.18%) IBM
14 138 (1.09%) Apple
15 121 (0.96%) Adobe
16 117 (0.92%) Workday
17 85 (0.67%) Sony
18 75 (0.59%) Splunk
19 65 (0.51%) Bloomberg
20 61 (0.48%) McAfee