Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 16015 16453 21160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.69% 15.57% 18.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.55% 16.43% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10683 10987 13880
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £205 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £549 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 851 1094
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £14.86 £15.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.31% -1.13% +0.20%
10th Percentile £10.20 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £33.70 £33.75 £30.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.25% -6.67% +3.45%

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 14486 £400 +3.23% 1034
UK excluding London 0 8589 £363 +3.57% 711
London -1 7189 £450 +5.88% 408
South East -1 2492 £375 +3.45% 188
North of England +1 1715 £350 - 185
Midlands 0 1341 £350 -3.38% 98
Scotland +1 1144 £350 +3.70% 58
South West 0 899 £350 +1.89% 91
North West 0 852 £363 +3.57% 85
East of England -2 828 £375 +7.14% 64
West Midlands 0 773 £350 -6.67% 58
Yorkshire 0 720 £350 - 93
East Midlands 0 541 £375 +7.14% 39
Wales 0 162 £364 -3.00% 21
North East +22 142 £323 -0.77% 7
Northern Ireland -30 48 £263 +0.48% 6
Isle of Man 0 3 £425 +26.87%
Channel Islands -2 3 £438 +25.00%

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 4659 (29.09%) Finance
2 3295 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2631 (16.43%) SQL
4 2506 (15.65%) Business Analysis
5 2375 (14.83%) Banking
6 2021 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
7 1959 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 1915 (11.96%) Microsoft
9 1770 (11.05%) Windows
10 1367 (8.54%) Microsoft Excel
11 1302 (8.13%) ITIL
12 1153 (7.20%) User Acceptance Testing
13 1146 (7.16%) Active Directory
14 1136 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
15 1077 (6.72%) Migration
16 1059 (6.61%) Data Analysis
17 995 (6.21%) Project Management
18 937 (5.85%) Oracle
19 928 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
20 921 (5.75%) User Stories
21 902 (5.63%) Degree
22 891 (5.56%) Retail
23 883 (5.51%) Scrum
24 872 (5.44%) Analytics
25 792 (4.95%) Test Automation
26 791 (4.94%) JIRA
27 771 (4.81%) SAP
28 765 (4.78%) Change Management
29 739 (4.61%) Security Cleared
30 736 (4.60%) 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
1 451 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 322 (2.01%) MS Exchange
3 247 (1.54%) Confluence
4 226 (1.41%) SAS
5 151 (0.94%) CMS
6 136 (0.85%) Skype for Business
7 119 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 87 (0.54%) IIS
9 51 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 47 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 45 (0.28%) JBoss
12 39 (0.24%) Documentum
13 38 (0.24%) Apache Spark
13 38 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 38 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
14 37 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
15 32 (0.20%) IBM Notes
15 32 (0.20%) Tomcat
16 31 (0.19%) Apache
17 30 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1367 (8.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1136 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
3 577 (3.60%) MS Visio
4 497 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 207 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 115 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.19%) SPSS
8 18 (0.11%) Stata
9 12 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
10 11 (0.069%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.050%) InDesign
12 6 (0.037%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.037%) Mingle
13 4 (0.025%) Vectorworks
14 3 (0.019%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.019%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.019%) CINEMA 4D
15 2 (0.012%) Simulink
16 1 (0.006%) Adobe Illustrator
16 1 (0.006%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 234 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 92 (0.57%) Markit EDM
3 86 (0.54%) thinkFolio
4 80 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 73 (0.46%) SAP FI
6 69 (0.43%) SAP CO
6 69 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
7 67 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
8 54 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
9 49 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 47 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
11 40 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
12 37 (0.23%) SAP ERP
12 37 (0.23%) Temenos T24
13 36 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
14 35 (0.22%) Maximo
15 33 (0.21%) NetSuite
16 30 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
17 28 (0.17%) SAP MM
18 25 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 477 (2.98%) Office 365
2 186 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (0.79%) Google Analytics
4 110 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 81 (0.51%) SaaS
6 49 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
7 47 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
8 33 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
9 32 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
10 30 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 30 (0.19%) Mimecast
11 26 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 25 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 23 (0.14%) G Suite
13 23 (0.14%) PaaS
14 21 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 19 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (0.12%) GitHub
16 18 (0.11%) IaaS
17 17 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 305 (1.90%) Firewall
2 210 (1.31%) Internet
3 199 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 190 (1.19%) DNS
5 177 (1.11%) WAN
6 170 (1.06%) LAN
7 157 (0.98%) SMS
8 153 (0.96%) DHCP
9 122 (0.76%) VPN
10 116 (0.72%) Wireless
11 115 (0.72%) Skype
12 105 (0.66%) Network Security
13 99 (0.62%) SAN
14 69 (0.43%) Intranet
15 63 (0.39%) VoIP
16 61 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
17 55 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
18 44 (0.27%) HTTP
19 33 (0.21%) NAS
20 32 (0.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 716 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 462 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
3 240 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 225 (1.40%) Big Data
5 214 (1.34%) Relational Database
6 202 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
7 193 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 143 (0.89%) QlikView
9 137 (0.86%) Hadoop
10 133 (0.83%) Power BI
11 114 (0.71%) MS Access
12 111 (0.69%) Data Mining
13 101 (0.63%) Oracle Database
14 90 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 78 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
16 67 (0.42%) Blockchain
17 63 (0.39%) DB2
18 59 (0.37%) MySQL
19 51 (0.32%) SAP BW
20 49 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 791 (4.94%) JIRA
2 369 (2.30%) Selenium
3 198 (1.24%) Cucumber
4 165 (1.03%) SoapUI
5 142 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 117 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 102 (0.64%) JMeter
8 96 (0.60%) WebDriver
9 91 (0.57%) Visual Studio
10 87 (0.54%) HP UFT
11 85 (0.53%) Git (software)
12 83 (0.52%) SpecFlow
13 53 (0.33%) LoadRunner
14 44 (0.27%) Maven
15 42 (0.26%) JUnit
16 40 (0.25%) TeamCity
17 37 (0.23%) Eclipse
18 34 (0.21%) Zephyr
19 32 (0.20%) Appium
20 30 (0.19%) Protractor
General
1 4659 (29.09%) Finance
2 2375 (14.83%) Banking
3 891 (5.56%) Retail
4 614 (3.83%) Front Office
5 607 (3.79%) Investment Banking
6 485 (3.03%) Marketing
7 421 (2.63%) Legal
8 398 (2.49%) Telecoms
9 397 (2.48%) Retail Banking
10 285 (1.78%) Manufacturing
11 189 (1.18%) Back Office
12 180 (1.12%) Law
13 150 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 145 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
15 143 (0.89%) Billing
16 122 (0.76%) Publishing
17 120 (0.75%) Advertising
18 83 (0.52%) Automotive
18 83 (0.52%) Electronics
19 51 (0.32%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (2.30%) XML
2 313 (1.95%) .NET
3 277 (1.73%) Web Services
4 153 (0.96%) HTML
5 148 (0.92%) Middleware
6 143 (0.89%) SOAP
7 97 (0.61%) REST
8 89 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
9 85 (0.53%) Gherkin
10 81 (0.51%) CSS
11 75 (0.47%) JSON
12 70 (0.44%) XSLT
13 62 (0.39%) AngularJS
14 48 (0.30%) ASP.NET
14 48 (0.30%) FpML
15 38 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
16 34 (0.21%) J2EE
16 34 (0.21%) RESTful
17 33 (0.21%) Spring
18 30 (0.19%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 2021 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 567 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 385 (2.40%) Derivative
4 382 (2.39%) Fixed Income
4 382 (2.39%) User Experience
5 296 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 284 (1.77%) Equities
7 191 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 180 (1.12%) Data Centre
9 171 (1.07%) NHS
10 166 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 162 (1.01%) Credit Risk
12 152 (0.95%) Mobile App
13 142 (0.89%) Market Risk
14 139 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
15 130 (0.81%) Blackberry
16 101 (0.63%) Reference Data
17 96 (0.60%) Virtual Team
18 85 (0.53%) OTC Derivatives
19 81 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1770 (11.05%) Windows
2 543 (3.39%) Windows 7
3 440 (2.75%) Unix
4 437 (2.73%) Linux
5 381 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 308 (1.92%) Windows 10
7 212 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 201 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 109 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 108 (0.67%) Apple iOS
11 104 (0.65%) Android
12 92 (0.57%) Windows XP
13 81 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 65 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 46 (0.29%) Mac OS X
16 31 (0.19%) Solaris
17 17 (0.11%) AIX
18 15 (0.094%) Windows Vista
19 14 (0.087%) Windows 2000
20 13 (0.081%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3295 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2506 (15.65%) Business Analysis
3 1959 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 1302 (8.13%) ITIL
5 1153 (7.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1077 (6.72%) Migration
7 1059 (6.61%) Data Analysis
8 995 (6.21%) Project Management
9 928 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
10 921 (5.75%) User Stories
11 883 (5.51%) Scrum
12 872 (5.44%) Analytics
13 792 (4.95%) Test Automation
14 765 (4.78%) Change Management
15 736 (4.60%) CRM
16 727 (4.54%) Data Modelling
17 726 (4.53%) Test Scripting
18 624 (3.90%) Waterfall
19 585 (3.65%) SDLC
20 581 (3.63%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2631 (16.43%) SQL
2 593 (3.70%) Java
3 373 (2.33%) Python
4 359 (2.24%) C#
5 299 (1.87%) VBA
6 212 (1.32%) JavaScript
7 192 (1.20%) PowerShell
8 175 (1.09%) R
9 163 (1.02%) C++
10 146 (0.91%) T-SQL
11 140 (0.87%) C
12 109 (0.68%) Perl
13 107 (0.67%) PL/SQL
14 106 (0.66%) VB
15 67 (0.42%) Shell Script
16 61 (0.38%) VBScript
17 60 (0.37%) Ruby
18 58 (0.36%) Bash Shell
19 55 (0.34%) PHP
20 42 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 902 (5.63%) Degree
2 739 (4.61%) Security Cleared
3 552 (3.45%) ISEB
4 495 (3.09%) SC Cleared
5 316 (1.97%) ISTQB
6 177 (1.11%) CISSP
7 162 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 156 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 147 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 117 (0.73%) DV Cleared
11 100 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
12 90 (0.56%) CISM
12 90 (0.56%) PMP
13 81 (0.51%) MCSE
14 79 (0.49%) PMI Certification
15 68 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
16 67 (0.42%) IIBA
17 62 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
18 48 (0.30%) MCP
19 46 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 704 (4.40%) QA
2 518 (3.23%) GDPR
3 511 (3.19%) PMO
4 424 (2.65%) SLA
5 416 (2.60%) Data Quality
6 386 (2.41%) MiFID
7 178 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 134 (0.84%) EMIR
9 107 (0.67%) PCI DSS
10 73 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
11 70 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 67 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
13 53 (0.33%) COBIT
14 47 (0.29%) ISO 9001
15 46 (0.29%) IFRS
16 35 (0.22%) Solvency II
17 34 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 32 (0.20%) GxP
18 32 (0.20%) PSD2
19 29 (0.18%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1146 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 167 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (0.52%) vSphere
4 72 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 62 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 59 (0.37%) XenApp
7 32 (0.20%) XenDesktop
8 27 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (0.16%) Docker
10 19 (0.12%) Terminal Services
11 17 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.094%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (0.087%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.056%) HDFS
14 9 (0.056%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.050%) Firmware
15 8 (0.050%) NFS
16 6 (0.037%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.031%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.031%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 250 (1.56%) SCCM
2 227 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
3 56 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 36 (0.22%) CSIRT
5 35 (0.22%) AirWatch
6 31 (0.19%) QRadar
7 29 (0.18%) SCOM
8 28 (0.17%) Nessus
9 26 (0.16%) NetBackup
10 25 (0.16%) TIBCO Hawk
11 24 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
12 23 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
13 21 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 20 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
15 18 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
16 16 (0.100%) Ansible
16 16 (0.100%) Kibana
16 16 (0.100%) Nmap
16 16 (0.100%) Puppet
16 16 (0.100%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1915 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 937 (5.85%) Oracle
3 771 (4.81%) SAP
4 403 (2.52%) HP
5 364 (2.27%) VMware
6 342 (2.14%) Citrix
7 308 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 290 (1.81%) Tableau
9 273 (1.70%) Cisco
10 260 (1.62%) ServiceNow
11 227 (1.42%) Google
12 203 (1.27%) IBM
13 135 (0.84%) Remedy
14 115 (0.72%) Bloomberg
15 114 (0.71%) Adobe
16 113 (0.71%) Charles River
17 110 (0.69%) Splunk
18 105 (0.66%) Apple
19 97 (0.61%) Cognos
20 89 (0.56%) McAfee