Period
to 26 June 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 11,292 14,274 14,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.39% 14.17% 15.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.10% 14.94% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,412 9,179 9,326
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £198 £198 £200
90th Percentile £563 £556 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year - +6.23% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 676 569
UK median hourly rate £15.45 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.97% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.50 £10.37
90th Percentile £35.00 £36.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.05 £14.50
% change year-on-year +6.76% -3.10% -

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 86,196 95,547 87,201
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.84% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,624 62,528 56,434
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £270 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,823 3,075 2,881
UK median hourly rate £19.73 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.61% -3.74% -6.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.66 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.43 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +5.29% -1.52% -10.48%

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 26 June 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 26 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Top 17 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 26 June 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 10,361 £400 - 2,372
UK excluding London -2 6,437 £375 - 1,878
London -4 4,658 £450 +2.86% 644
South East -1 1,960 £400 +3.23% 489
North of England -2 1,419 £365 +0.62% 489
Midlands -1 972 £363 - 355
South West -3 727 £375 - 222
West Midlands -2 654 £379 +1.00% 189
North West -1 648 £365 -2.67% 248
Yorkshire -1 635 £375 +4.17% 182
Scotland -4 585 £375 +7.14% 81
East of England 0 578 £400 +10.34% 178
East Midlands -4 300 £333 -5.00% 163
Wales -7 147 £375 +9.97% 59
North East +3 135 £325 -7.14% 59
Northern Ireland -3 39 £225 -30.77% 9
Channel Islands +5 14 £450 - 1

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 2,879 (25.50%) Finance
2 2,695 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
3 1,684 (14.91%) SQL
4 1,607 (14.23%) Microsoft
5 1,501 (13.29%) Windows
6 1,482 (13.12%) Business Analysis
7 1,389 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
8 1,343 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,123 (9.95%) Microsoft Excel
10 1,051 (9.31%) Banking
11 958 (8.48%) Microsoft Office
12 933 (8.26%) Active Directory
13 908 (8.04%) ITIL
14 854 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
15 842 (7.46%) Analytics
16 830 (7.35%) Data Analysis
17 810 (7.17%) JIRA
18 791 (7.00%) User Stories
19 763 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
20 734 (6.50%) Migration
21 707 (6.26%) Scrum
22 659 (5.84%) Office 365
23 654 (5.79%) Retail
24 652 (5.77%) Security Cleared
25 635 (5.62%) Project Management
26 634 (5.61%) Test Automation
27 582 (5.15%) User Acceptance Testing
28 550 (4.87%) Oracle
29 548 (4.85%) CRM
30 539 (4.77%) 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
1 349 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 333 (2.95%) Confluence
3 193 (1.71%) SAS
4 191 (1.69%) MS Exchange
5 117 (1.04%) CMS
6 87 (0.77%) Skype for Business
7 50 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 49 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 43 (0.38%) IIS
10 31 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 31 (0.27%) WebLogic
11 22 (0.19%) Apache Spark
12 20 (0.18%) IBM Notes
13 18 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
14 17 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 16 (0.14%) Apache
16 14 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 13 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
18 11 (0.097%) Drupal
18 11 (0.097%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1,123 (9.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 958 (8.48%) Microsoft Office
3 406 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 269 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 131 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 89 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
7 37 (0.33%) SPSS
8 13 (0.12%) Open Workbench
9 10 (0.089%) Stata
10 4 (0.035%) Weka
11 3 (0.027%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.027%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.027%) Simulink
12 2 (0.018%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.018%) Mathcad
12 2 (0.018%) Shockwave
12 2 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.018%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.009%) EViews
Business Applications
1 176 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 41 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 40 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
5 36 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 36 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 35 (0.31%) Markit EDM
7 32 (0.28%) SAP FI
8 31 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
9 21 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
9 21 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 21 (0.19%) SAP CO
9 21 (0.19%) SAP MM
10 20 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
10 20 (0.18%) Workday HCM
11 19 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
11 19 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 18 (0.16%) SAP ERP
12 18 (0.16%) SAP QM
12 18 (0.16%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 659 (5.84%) Office 365
2 428 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 355 (3.14%) Power Platform
4 218 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
5 154 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
6 116 (1.03%) Google Analytics
7 87 (0.77%) SaaS
8 64 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
9 59 (0.52%) Google Sheets
10 56 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
11 48 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
11 48 (0.43%) OneDrive
12 39 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
13 36 (0.32%) IaaS
14 35 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
15 33 (0.29%) PaaS
15 33 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 28 (0.25%) GitHub
16 28 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
17 25 (0.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 230 (2.04%) Firewall
2 149 (1.32%) LAN
3 144 (1.28%) WAN
4 128 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 121 (1.07%) DNS
6 118 (1.04%) Internet
7 109 (0.97%) Skype
8 107 (0.95%) VPN
9 86 (0.76%) DHCP
10 72 (0.64%) VoIP
11 58 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
12 52 (0.46%) Network Security
13 51 (0.45%) Wireless
14 40 (0.35%) FTP
15 37 (0.33%) Intranet
16 33 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
17 31 (0.27%) SAN
18 28 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
19 25 (0.22%) HTTP
20 24 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 520 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 373 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 346 (3.06%) Power BI
4 172 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 145 (1.28%) Relational Database
6 135 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 121 (1.07%) Big Data
8 120 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
9 85 (0.75%) Data Mining
10 83 (0.74%) Oracle Database
11 77 (0.68%) QlikView
12 72 (0.64%) MS Access
12 72 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 70 (0.62%) Hadoop
14 69 (0.61%) MySQL
15 64 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
16 42 (0.37%) Data Lake
17 39 (0.35%) DB2
18 38 (0.34%) Qlik Sense
19 36 (0.32%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 810 (7.17%) JIRA
2 345 (3.06%) Selenium
3 193 (1.71%) Cucumber
4 113 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 112 (0.99%) SoapUI
6 107 (0.95%) WebDriver
7 92 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 89 (0.79%) Git (software)
9 83 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
10 82 (0.73%) Visual Studio
11 75 (0.66%) SpecFlow
12 66 (0.58%) JMeter
13 47 (0.42%) LoadRunner
14 41 (0.36%) HP UFT
14 41 (0.36%) Toad
15 28 (0.25%) Hudson
16 25 (0.22%) JUnit
17 22 (0.19%) Appium
17 22 (0.19%) Rational Rose
18 17 (0.15%) Gatling
General
1 2,879 (25.50%) Finance
2 1,051 (9.31%) Banking
3 654 (5.79%) Retail
4 296 (2.62%) Marketing
5 295 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 288 (2.55%) Legal
7 203 (1.80%) Law
8 195 (1.73%) Front Office
9 177 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 174 (1.54%) Investment Banking
11 145 (1.28%) Retail Banking
12 141 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 125 (1.11%) Financial Institution
14 119 (1.05%) Back Office
15 87 (0.77%) Billing
16 86 (0.76%) Advertising
17 58 (0.51%) Publishing
18 42 (0.37%) French Language
19 41 (0.36%) General Ledger
19 41 (0.36%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (2.10%) XML
2 201 (1.78%) .NET
3 161 (1.43%) Web Services
4 123 (1.09%) HTML
5 109 (0.97%) SOAP
6 94 (0.83%) JSON
7 88 (0.78%) REST
8 79 (0.70%) Gherkin
9 65 (0.58%) Middleware
10 59 (0.52%) RESTful
11 48 (0.43%) CSS
12 40 (0.35%) Spring
13 30 (0.27%) jQuery
14 29 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
15 26 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
16 24 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
17 22 (0.19%) ASP.NET
18 21 (0.19%) LDAP
19 18 (0.16%) EDI
19 18 (0.16%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1,389 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
2 385 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 306 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
4 285 (2.52%) User Experience
5 173 (1.53%) NHS
6 148 (1.31%) Data Centre
7 126 (1.12%) Fixed Income
8 117 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
8 117 (1.04%) Mobile App
9 110 (0.97%) Data Structures
10 102 (0.90%) Derivative
11 92 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 90 (0.80%) Equities
13 80 (0.71%) Blackberry
14 75 (0.66%) Virtual Team
15 60 (0.53%) FMCG
16 58 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
16 58 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
17 56 (0.50%) Credit Risk
18 50 (0.44%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,501 (13.29%) Windows
2 501 (4.44%) Windows 10
3 401 (3.55%) Windows 7
4 316 (2.80%) Linux
5 311 (2.75%) Windows Server
6 258 (2.28%) Unix
7 129 (1.14%) Android
8 121 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 97 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 81 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 46 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 44 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 40 (0.35%) Windows XP
14 35 (0.31%) Mac OS
15 29 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 23 (0.20%) Mac OS X
17 19 (0.17%) Solaris
18 14 (0.12%) AIX
19 8 (0.071%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.071%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,695 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1,482 (13.12%) Business Analysis
3 1,343 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 908 (8.04%) ITIL
5 854 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
6 842 (7.46%) Analytics
7 830 (7.35%) Data Analysis
8 791 (7.00%) User Stories
9 763 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
10 734 (6.50%) Migration
11 707 (6.26%) Scrum
12 635 (5.62%) Project Management
13 634 (5.61%) Test Automation
14 582 (5.15%) User Acceptance Testing
15 548 (4.85%) CRM
16 523 (4.63%) Data Modelling
17 504 (4.46%) Change Management
18 488 (4.32%) Test Scripting
19 449 (3.98%) SDLC
20 445 (3.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1,684 (14.91%) SQL
2 381 (3.37%) Java
3 349 (3.09%) Python
4 236 (2.09%) C#
5 199 (1.76%) JavaScript
6 195 (1.73%) PowerShell
7 138 (1.22%) R
8 120 (1.06%) VBA
9 108 (0.96%) C
10 101 (0.89%) T-SQL
11 89 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 76 (0.67%) VB
13 47 (0.42%) C++
14 43 (0.38%) Perl
15 42 (0.37%) Bash Shell
16 32 (0.28%) PHP
17 28 (0.25%) Shell Script
18 26 (0.23%) MATLAB
19 21 (0.19%) Scala
20 19 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 652 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 539 (4.77%) Degree
3 454 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 357 (3.16%) ISEB
5 284 (2.52%) ISTQB
6 117 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 112 (0.99%) CISSP
8 103 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
9 98 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 94 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 88 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
12 72 (0.64%) CCNA
13 55 (0.49%) CISM
14 49 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
15 48 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
16 46 (0.41%) MCSE
17 40 (0.35%) MCP
17 40 (0.35%) MCSA
18 39 (0.35%) SANS
19 36 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 505 (4.47%) QA
2 372 (3.29%) PMO
3 268 (2.37%) Data Quality
4 255 (2.26%) SLA
5 141 (1.25%) GDPR
6 100 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 70 (0.62%) PSD2
8 55 (0.49%) PCI DSS
9 47 (0.42%) MiFID
10 41 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 28 (0.25%) SEPA
12 27 (0.24%) NIST
13 26 (0.23%) GxP
14 24 (0.21%) IFRS
15 19 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
16 17 (0.15%) EMIR
17 14 (0.12%) Basel III
17 14 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
17 14 (0.12%) IFRS 9
18 12 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 933 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 146 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (0.67%) vSphere
3 76 (0.67%) XenApp
4 71 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
5 59 (0.52%) XenDesktop
6 49 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 45 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 29 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (0.24%) Docker
10 19 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 19 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
11 16 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.13%) BitLocker
13 11 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.080%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.080%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.071%) Firmware
15 8 (0.071%) HDFS
15 8 (0.071%) NFS
Systems Management
1 230 (2.04%) SCCM
2 69 (0.61%) HP ALM
3 58 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 36 (0.32%) AirWatch
5 31 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 28 (0.25%) SCOM
7 26 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 25 (0.22%) Ansible
8 25 (0.22%) Control-M
9 23 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
10 22 (0.19%) WSUS
11 21 (0.19%) QRadar
12 20 (0.18%) Nessus
13 19 (0.17%) NetBackup
14 18 (0.16%) Tivoli
15 17 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
15 17 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 16 (0.14%) Backup Exec
17 15 (0.13%) Kubernetes
17 15 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,607 (14.23%) Microsoft
2 550 (4.87%) Oracle
3 532 (4.71%) SAP
4 328 (2.90%) Tableau
5 287 (2.54%) Citrix
6 277 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
7 252 (2.23%) Google
8 251 (2.22%) ServiceNow
9 240 (2.13%) VMware
10 224 (1.98%) Cisco
11 181 (1.60%) HP
12 136 (1.20%) IBM
13 129 (1.14%) Adobe
14 94 (0.83%) Apple
15 88 (0.78%) Remedy
16 80 (0.71%) Splunk
17 67 (0.59%) Workday
18 58 (0.51%) Sony
19 57 (0.50%) Charles River
20 55 (0.49%) Symantec