Period
to 5 July 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 4,760 11,559 14,683
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 11.53% 12.34% 14.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.32% 13.05% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,165 7,719 9,520
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £163 £197 £200
90th Percentile £575 £563 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 556 700
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.45 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.07% +2.97% -3.23%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.34 £10.50
90th Percentile £36.00 £35.38 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.28
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.04% -1.72%

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 38,622 88,591 98,661
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.52% 94.57% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,180 58,332 64,568
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £267 £269
90th Percentile £658 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,581 2,918 3,169
Median hourly rate £22.82 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.03% +8.33% -3.86%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.75 £48.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -1.52%

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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020. 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 -6 4,239 £413 +3.06% 432
UK excluding London 0 2,802 £380 +1.33% 348
London -3 1,803 £450 - 117
South East 0 847 £400 - 75
North of England -4 613 £350 -4.11% 99
Midlands -3 381 £383 +5.52% 63
North West -2 318 £343 -6.16% 37
South West -6 302 £425 +13.33% 40
Scotland +1 274 £370 -1.33% 19
East of England -1 270 £375 -6.25% 36
West Midlands -2 246 £400 +5.61% 48
Yorkshire -1 243 £375 - 50
Work from Home +6 229 £425 -5.56% 48
East Midlands +4 129 £275 -18.52% 14
Wales +1 74 £375 +7.14% 16
North East -6 52 £350 +7.69% 12
Northern Ireland +10 40 £331 +47.22%
Channel Islands 0 3 - -

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 1,103 (23.17%) Finance
2 1,040 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
3 771 (16.20%) SQL
4 715 (15.02%) Microsoft
5 625 (13.13%) Business Analysis
6 622 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
7 619 (13.00%) Windows
8 530 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 515 (10.82%) Security Cleared
10 450 (9.45%) Microsoft Excel
11 443 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
12 442 (9.29%) Public Sector
13 432 (9.08%) Microsoft Office
14 411 (8.63%) Active Directory
15 402 (8.45%) SC Cleared
16 389 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
17 372 (7.82%) ITIL
18 353 (7.42%) JIRA
19 350 (7.35%) Banking
19 350 (7.35%) Migration
20 341 (7.16%) Requirements Gathering
21 330 (6.93%) Analytics
22 318 (6.68%) Data Analysis
23 309 (6.49%) User Stories
24 291 (6.11%) Change Management
25 287 (6.03%) Azure
26 285 (5.99%) Oracle
27 273 (5.74%) Office 365
28 270 (5.67%) User Acceptance Testing
29 260 (5.46%) Degree

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
1 144 (3.03%) Confluence
1 144 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 54 (1.13%) MS Exchange
3 39 (0.82%) SAS
4 26 (0.55%) IIS
4 26 (0.55%) Skype for Business
5 22 (0.46%) WebSphere
6 21 (0.44%) WebLogic
7 19 (0.40%) CMS
7 19 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (0.34%) ArcGIS
9 11 (0.23%) Apache
10 10 (0.21%) IBM Notes
10 10 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (0.19%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
14 6 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.13%) OnBase
Applications
1 450 (9.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 432 (9.08%) Microsoft Office
3 142 (2.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 123 (2.58%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.23%) SPSS
8 7 (0.15%) RoboHelp
9 3 (0.063%) Windchill
10 2 (0.042%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.042%) ArcInfo
10 2 (0.042%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.042%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.021%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.021%) GenStat
11 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 47 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
2 41 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 35 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
4 24 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 21 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
6 20 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
7 16 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 16 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 15 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
9 14 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
10 13 (0.27%) Markit EDM
11 12 (0.25%) Misys Midas
11 12 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 12 (0.25%) SAP SD
12 11 (0.23%) NetSuite
12 11 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
12 11 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 10 (0.21%) Workday HCM
14 9 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 287 (6.03%) Azure
2 273 (5.74%) Office 365
3 217 (4.56%) Power Platform
4 111 (2.33%) AWS
5 61 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
6 38 (0.80%) SaaS
7 35 (0.74%) Google Analytics
8 28 (0.59%) GCP
9 25 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (0.38%) OneDrive
11 17 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
13 13 (0.27%) Mimecast
14 12 (0.25%) PaaS
15 11 (0.23%) Data Lake Analytics
15 11 (0.23%) GitHub
15 11 (0.23%) IaaS
16 10 (0.21%) G Suite
17 8 (0.17%) Trello
18 7 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 90 (1.89%) Firewall
2 65 (1.37%) VPN
3 60 (1.26%) Internet
3 60 (1.26%) TCP/IP
4 55 (1.16%) DNS
5 54 (1.13%) LAN
6 49 (1.03%) WAN
7 47 (0.99%) Skype
8 36 (0.76%) DHCP
9 31 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
10 30 (0.63%) HTTP
11 29 (0.61%) VoIP
12 21 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
13 18 (0.38%) Network Security
13 18 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (0.36%) Unified Communications
15 15 (0.32%) Intranet
15 15 (0.32%) SMTP
16 14 (0.29%) FTP
17 12 (0.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (4.35%) Power BI
2 201 (4.22%) SQL Server
3 140 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 91 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 81 (1.70%) Relational Database
6 65 (1.37%) Big Data
7 53 (1.11%) Data Lake
8 51 (1.07%) QlikView
8 51 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 47 (0.99%) MySQL
10 42 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
11 38 (0.80%) Data Mining
12 35 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
13 29 (0.61%) Hadoop
14 25 (0.53%) Oracle Database
15 24 (0.50%) BigQuery
15 24 (0.50%) MS Access
16 23 (0.48%) MongoDB
16 23 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 22 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 353 (7.42%) JIRA
2 141 (2.96%) Selenium
3 66 (1.39%) Cucumber
4 57 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 40 (0.84%) JMeter
6 39 (0.82%) Git (software)
7 35 (0.74%) Postman
7 35 (0.74%) SoapUI
8 31 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (0.61%) Visual Studio
9 29 (0.61%) WebDriver
10 26 (0.55%) Eclipse
11 19 (0.40%) Zephyr
12 17 (0.36%) Toad
13 16 (0.34%) JUnit
14 11 (0.23%) Bitbucket
14 11 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (0.21%) LoadRunner
16 9 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 8 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 1,103 (23.17%) Finance
2 442 (9.29%) Public Sector
3 350 (7.35%) Banking
4 151 (3.17%) Retail
5 120 (2.52%) Marketing
6 119 (2.50%) Front Office
7 106 (2.23%) Telecoms
8 94 (1.97%) Legal
9 87 (1.83%) Manufacturing
10 81 (1.70%) Law
11 74 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 65 (1.37%) Back Office
13 62 (1.30%) Investment Banking
14 46 (0.97%) Billing
15 34 (0.71%) Local Government
16 30 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 30 (0.63%) General Ledger
17 26 (0.55%) Retail Banking
18 25 (0.53%) Automotive
19 23 (0.48%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (2.08%) XML
2 72 (1.51%) .NET
3 63 (1.32%) Web Services
4 54 (1.13%) HTML
5 46 (0.97%) SOAP
6 43 (0.90%) REST
7 33 (0.69%) Gherkin
8 32 (0.67%) JSON
9 31 (0.65%) Middleware
10 28 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
11 26 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
12 24 (0.50%) AngularJS
12 24 (0.50%) EDI
13 22 (0.46%) SailPoint
14 21 (0.44%) CSS
15 20 (0.42%) LDAP
16 15 (0.32%) ASP.NET
16 15 (0.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 14 (0.29%) RESTful
18 12 (0.25%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 622 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 121 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
4 112 (2.35%) User Experience
5 106 (2.23%) NHS
6 69 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 67 (1.41%) Derivative
8 51 (1.07%) Fixed Income
9 40 (0.84%) Data Structures
9 40 (0.84%) Virtual Team
10 37 (0.78%) Credit Risk
11 34 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
12 30 (0.63%) Data Centre
13 26 (0.55%) Blackberry
13 26 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
13 26 (0.55%) Mainframe
13 26 (0.55%) Market Risk
14 25 (0.53%) Reference Data
15 23 (0.48%) Equities
15 23 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 619 (13.00%) Windows
2 256 (5.38%) Windows 10
3 165 (3.47%) Linux
4 125 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 125 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 103 (2.16%) Unix
6 60 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 43 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
9 38 (0.80%) Android
9 38 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (0.29%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.19%) Solaris
16 8 (0.17%) AIX
16 8 (0.17%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,040 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
2 625 (13.13%) Business Analysis
3 530 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 443 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
5 389 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
6 372 (7.82%) ITIL
7 350 (7.35%) Migration
8 341 (7.16%) Requirements Gathering
9 330 (6.93%) Analytics
10 318 (6.68%) Data Analysis
11 309 (6.49%) User Stories
12 291 (6.11%) Change Management
13 270 (5.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 251 (5.27%) Scrum
15 223 (4.68%) Test Automation
16 212 (4.45%) Data Modelling
17 193 (4.05%) Project Management
18 191 (4.01%) Test Scripting
19 190 (3.99%) Cybersecurity
20 166 (3.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 771 (16.20%) SQL
2 175 (3.68%) Java
2 175 (3.68%) Python
3 89 (1.87%) VBA
4 80 (1.68%) C#
5 70 (1.47%) R
6 62 (1.30%) PowerShell
7 61 (1.28%) JavaScript
8 54 (1.13%) T-SQL
9 52 (1.09%) C
10 42 (0.88%) PL/SQL
11 34 (0.71%) C++
12 23 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 22 (0.46%) Perl
14 18 (0.38%) VB
15 13 (0.27%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.27%) PHP
15 13 (0.27%) Scala
16 10 (0.21%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.19%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 515 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 402 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 260 (5.46%) Degree
4 121 (2.54%) ISEB
5 86 (1.81%) DV Cleared
6 67 (1.41%) CISSP
7 62 (1.30%) ISTQB
8 50 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 41 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 32 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
11 29 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 28 (0.59%) GIAC
13 26 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (0.44%) IIBA
16 18 (0.38%) DBS Check
17 17 (0.36%) CIMA
17 17 (0.36%) CISM
17 17 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 16 (0.34%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (4.01%) QA
2 164 (3.45%) SLA
3 129 (2.71%) Data Quality
4 97 (2.04%) PMO
5 84 (1.76%) GDPR
6 67 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 24 (0.50%) NIST
8 23 (0.48%) PCI DSS
9 21 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 20 (0.42%) IFRS
10 20 (0.42%) Solvency II
11 14 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 13 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
13 11 (0.23%) MiFID
14 10 (0.21%) COBIT
15 8 (0.17%) Basel III
15 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.17%) NCSC
15 8 (0.17%) WCAG
16 7 (0.15%) Basel II
System Software
1 411 (8.63%) Active Directory
2 59 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (0.40%) Docker
4 19 (0.40%) XenApp
5 13 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (0.21%) BitLocker
8 9 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.17%) HDFS
9 8 (0.17%) vSphere
10 7 (0.15%) RACF
11 6 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.11%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.084%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.084%) Snort
14 3 (0.063%) Firmware
14 3 (0.063%) UAG
Systems Management
1 57 (1.20%) SCCM
2 40 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (0.36%) Ansible
5 16 (0.34%) EnCase
6 15 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (0.29%) Kubernetes
7 14 (0.29%) OpenView
8 13 (0.27%) OVSD
9 11 (0.23%) vMotion
10 10 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (0.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 9 (0.19%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.15%) QRadar
12 7 (0.15%) Terraform
13 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (0.11%) IBM BigFix
14 5 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 5 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 715 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 285 (5.99%) Oracle
3 216 (4.54%) SAP
4 118 (2.48%) Tableau
5 110 (2.31%) Citrix
5 110 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
6 101 (2.12%) ServiceNow
7 88 (1.85%) VMware
8 72 (1.51%) Google
9 64 (1.34%) Cisco
9 64 (1.34%) HP
10 54 (1.13%) Remedy
11 53 (1.11%) Splunk
12 43 (0.90%) Bloomberg
13 41 (0.86%) IBM
14 40 (0.84%) Workday
15 35 (0.74%) Apple
16 29 (0.61%) Adobe
16 29 (0.61%) Red Hat
17 27 (0.57%) CheckPoint