The median contractor rate for a Analyst was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
UK
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 6792 8956 9860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.19% 16.96% 18.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.02% 17.81% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 6002 6300
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 347 546
Median hourly rate £15.05 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.30% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £29.00 £32.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the UK

Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 6279 £400 +5.12% 1544
London -1 2832 £425 - 574
South East -1 1185 £377 +7.64% 291
City of London -1 485 £446 -1.00% 164
North West 0 439 £350 - 148
West Midlands 0 400 £345 +6.15% 115
South West 0 382 £353 +0.71% 120
East of England -2 345 £350 -6.66% 83
Yorkshire -1 329 £350 +3.70% 124
Scotland -1 310 £340 -2.92% 59
East Midlands 0 271 £350 +7.69% 61
Hampshire -4 253 £325 -7.14% 55
Surrey +4 251 £435 +12.69% 68
Berkshire -2 226 £388 +3.33% 51
West Yorkshire -1 214 £350 +3.70% 89
Manchester -1 211 £339 -3.07% 88
Buckinghamshire -5 185 £350 -6.66% 40
Edinburgh -1 183 £375 +4.89% 32
Milton Keynes -4 138 £355 -5.33% 25
Leeds -2 137 £350 +6.06% 55
Wiltshire 0 106 £400 +6.66% 22
Northamptonshire +1 104 £415 +3.75% 16
Bristol -4 102 £350 +1.89% 48
Birmingham -2 100 £350 +16.66% 42
Essex -4 90 £325 -7.14% 10
Cheshire +8 89 £373 +8.91% 22
Hertfordshire -3 89 £381 +1.66% 30
Glasgow -6 86 £285 -12.30% 15
West Sussex +1 78 £413 +32.00% 21
Oxfordshire -2 78 £350 +16.66% 36

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 3902 (27.91%) Finance
2 2539 (18.16%) Agile Software Development
3 2279 (16.30%) SQL
4 2147 (15.35%) Business Analysis
5 1819 (13.01%) Microsoft
6 1679 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
7 1592 (11.39%) Windows
8 1580 (11.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 1577 (11.28%) Banking
10 1255 (8.98%) MS Excel
11 1198 (8.57%) ITIL
12 1070 (7.65%) MS Office
13 1014 (7.25%) Data Analysis
14 967 (6.92%) Migration
15 964 (6.89%) Active Directory
16 948 (6.78%) Oracle
17 933 (6.67%) Project Management
18 833 (5.96%) Security Cleared
19 832 (5.95%) Retail
20 808 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
21 797 (5.70%) Degree
22 764 (5.46%) Scrum
23 734 (5.25%) User Acceptance Testing
24 712 (5.09%) Change Management
25 711 (5.08%) User Stories
26 703 (5.03%) SQL Server
27 700 (5.01%) SAP
28 676 (4.83%) Analytics
29 622 (4.45%) Test Scripting
30 597 (4.27%) Data Modelling

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 414 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 247 (1.77%) SAS
3 230 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 165 (1.18%) Confluence
5 131 (0.94%) CMS
6 103 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 96 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 89 (0.64%) IIS
9 82 (0.59%) Skype for Business
10 81 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 63 (0.45%) Apache Spark
12 51 (0.36%) IBM Notes
13 44 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
14 41 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
15 40 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
16 38 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
17 35 (0.25%) Apache
18 29 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 29 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
18 29 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1255 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 1070 (7.65%) MS Office
3 413 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 403 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 187 (1.34%) MS Project
6 178 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (0.17%) SPSS
8 9 (0.064%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.057%) Stata
10 7 (0.050%) Mingle
11 6 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.043%) LaTeX
12 5 (0.036%) Open Workbench
12 5 (0.036%) Photoshop
13 4 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.021%) Doxygen
14 3 (0.021%) S-PLUS
15 2 (0.014%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 190 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 59 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 59 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 54 (0.39%) SAP FI
5 51 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 41 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 41 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 41 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 41 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 41 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
7 36 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 36 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
8 33 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
9 32 (0.23%) thinkFolio
10 29 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
10 29 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 25 (0.18%) Maximo
12 23 (0.16%) SAP BPC
13 22 (0.16%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 251 (1.80%) Office 365
2 106 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (0.64%) SaaS
4 68 (0.49%) Google Analytics
5 47 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
6 43 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
7 39 (0.28%) IaaS
8 36 (0.26%) PaaS
9 30 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 26 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
11 22 (0.16%) G Suite
12 21 (0.15%) GitHub
13 20 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
14 17 (0.12%) Mimecast
15 14 (0.10%) Google Tag Manager
16 11 (0.079%) OneDrive
17 9 (0.064%) Trello
18 7 (0.050%) Force.com
19 6 (0.043%) Google Cloud Platform
20 5 (0.036%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 346 (2.47%) Firewall
2 231 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 221 (1.58%) LAN
4 215 (1.54%) WAN
5 180 (1.29%) Internet
6 179 (1.28%) DNS
7 154 (1.10%) VPN
8 141 (1.01%) Network Security
9 130 (0.93%) Wireless
10 122 (0.87%) DHCP
11 91 (0.65%) VoIP
12 71 (0.51%) Intranet
13 70 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 68 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
15 64 (0.46%) SAN
16 55 (0.39%) HTTP
17 49 (0.35%) MPLS
18 44 (0.31%) LDAP
19 42 (0.30%) Unified Communications
20 38 (0.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 703 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 460 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 310 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 288 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 250 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 230 (1.64%) Big Data
7 206 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
8 189 (1.35%) Oracle Database
9 154 (1.10%) QlikView
10 140 (1.00%) Hadoop
11 114 (0.82%) DB2
12 108 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 88 (0.63%) MS Access
14 87 (0.62%) Data Mining
15 86 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
16 80 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
17 77 (0.55%) Power BI
18 64 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
19 57 (0.41%) GIS
19 57 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 517 (3.70%) JIRA
2 340 (2.43%) Selenium
3 163 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 160 (1.14%) Cucumber
5 130 (0.93%) WebDriver
6 113 (0.81%) SoapUI
7 99 (0.71%) Jenkins
8 98 (0.70%) HP UFT
9 89 (0.64%) Visual Studio
10 68 (0.49%) Git (software)
11 65 (0.46%) LoadRunner
12 59 (0.42%) JMeter
13 51 (0.36%) SpecFlow
14 41 (0.29%) Eclipse
15 37 (0.26%) TeamCity
16 35 (0.25%) Appium
16 35 (0.25%) Toad
17 33 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 33 (0.24%) Subversion
18 29 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3902 (27.91%) Finance
2 1577 (11.28%) Banking
3 832 (5.95%) Retail
4 416 (2.98%) Front Office
5 408 (2.92%) Marketing
6 400 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 385 (2.75%) Investment Banking
8 384 (2.75%) Legal
9 253 (1.81%) Manufacturing
10 238 (1.70%) Back Office
11 180 (1.29%) Law
12 151 (1.08%) Advertising
13 140 (1.00%) Retail Banking
14 129 (0.92%) Publishing
15 105 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 101 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
17 85 (0.61%) Billing
18 61 (0.44%) Automotive
19 59 (0.42%) French Language
20 53 (0.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 386 (2.76%) XML
2 289 (2.07%) Web Services
3 286 (2.05%) .NET
4 142 (1.02%) HTML
5 119 (0.85%) SOAP
6 83 (0.59%) Middleware
7 70 (0.50%) Gherkin
8 62 (0.44%) CSS
9 57 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
10 48 (0.34%) JSON
11 44 (0.31%) ASP.NET
12 42 (0.30%) REST
13 37 (0.26%) .NET Framework
14 33 (0.24%) RESTful
15 30 (0.21%) AngularJS
16 29 (0.21%) XML Messaging
16 29 (0.21%) XSLT
17 24 (0.17%) HTML5
18 23 (0.16%) J2EE
19 22 (0.16%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 1679 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
2 495 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 316 (2.26%) User Experience
4 307 (2.20%) Derivative
5 270 (1.93%) Data Centre
6 259 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 228 (1.63%) Fixed Income
8 219 (1.57%) NHS
9 209 (1.49%) Equities
10 159 (1.14%) Computer Science
11 139 (0.99%) Credit Risk
12 138 (0.99%) Blackberry
13 127 (0.91%) Data Structures
14 105 (0.75%) Mobile App
15 100 (0.72%) SWIFT
16 91 (0.65%) Reference Data
17 80 (0.57%) iPad
18 77 (0.55%) Market Risk
19 74 (0.53%) Security Operations Centre
20 71 (0.51%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1592 (11.39%) Windows
2 541 (3.87%) Windows 7
3 491 (3.51%) Unix
4 464 (3.32%) Linux
5 300 (2.15%) Windows Server
6 185 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 166 (1.19%) Windows 10
8 157 (1.12%) Windows XP
9 148 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 103 (0.74%) Android
11 101 (0.72%) Windows 8
12 98 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 76 (0.54%) Apple iOS
14 69 (0.49%) AIX
15 51 (0.36%) Mac OS X
16 32 (0.23%) Windows 2000
17 31 (0.22%) Windows Vista
18 25 (0.18%) Solaris
19 23 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 15 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2539 (18.16%) Agile Software Development
2 2147 (15.35%) Business Analysis
3 1580 (11.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 1198 (8.57%) ITIL
5 1014 (7.25%) Data Analysis
6 967 (6.92%) Migration
7 933 (6.67%) Project Management
8 808 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
9 764 (5.46%) Scrum
10 734 (5.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 712 (5.09%) Change Management
12 711 (5.08%) User Stories
13 676 (4.83%) Analytics
14 622 (4.45%) Test Scripting
15 597 (4.27%) Data Modelling
16 551 (3.94%) CRM
17 530 (3.79%) Use Case
18 513 (3.67%) SDLC
19 487 (3.48%) Service Management
20 453 (3.24%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2279 (16.30%) SQL
2 518 (3.70%) Java
3 326 (2.33%) C#
4 314 (2.25%) Python
5 251 (1.80%) VBA
6 193 (1.38%) T-SQL
7 165 (1.18%) JavaScript
8 151 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 147 (1.05%) R
10 144 (1.03%) C
11 130 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 100 (0.72%) Perl
13 94 (0.67%) C++
14 74 (0.53%) VB
15 65 (0.46%) Shell Script
16 48 (0.34%) VBScript
17 41 (0.29%) Ruby
18 34 (0.24%) Bash Shell
19 27 (0.19%) JCL
19 27 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 833 (5.96%) Security Cleared
2 797 (5.70%) Degree
3 569 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 527 (3.77%) ISEB
5 258 (1.85%) ISTQB
6 186 (1.33%) CISSP
7 156 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 129 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 128 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
10 113 (0.81%) DV Cleared
11 108 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 85 (0.61%) CCNA
13 82 (0.59%) CISM
14 74 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
15 66 (0.47%) MCP
16 63 (0.45%) CCNP
17 61 (0.44%) CISA
18 54 (0.39%) MCSE
19 52 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 51 (0.36%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 550 (3.93%) QA
2 432 (3.09%) PMO
3 340 (2.43%) SLA
4 339 (2.42%) Data Quality
5 334 (2.39%) MiFID
6 124 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 109 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
8 83 (0.59%) EMIR
9 81 (0.58%) PCI DSS
10 76 (0.54%) GDPR
11 75 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
12 65 (0.46%) IFRS
12 65 (0.46%) Solvency II
13 48 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 41 (0.29%) IFRS 9
15 36 (0.26%) SEPA
16 29 (0.21%) COBIT
17 25 (0.18%) FATCA
18 20 (0.14%) ISO 9001
19 19 (0.14%) Basel III
System Software
1 964 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 194 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (0.60%) XenApp
4 71 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 54 (0.39%) VMware ESX
6 51 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 49 (0.35%) vSphere
8 38 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 34 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 26 (0.19%) BitLocker
11 22 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
12 17 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.093%) RACF
13 13 (0.093%) Terminal Services
14 12 (0.086%) Firmware
15 10 (0.072%) Docker
15 10 (0.072%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 8 (0.057%) XenServer
17 7 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 184 (1.32%) SCCM
2 172 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 54 (0.39%) Tivoli
4 32 (0.23%) SCOM
5 27 (0.19%) Nagios
6 25 (0.18%) Control-M
6 25 (0.18%) QRadar
6 25 (0.18%) WSUS
7 24 (0.17%) NetBackup
8 23 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 23 (0.16%) Nessus
8 23 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 22 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 21 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
11 20 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
12 16 (0.11%) AirWatch
12 16 (0.11%) Kibana
12 16 (0.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 14 (0.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 14 (0.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1819 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 948 (6.78%) Oracle
3 700 (5.01%) SAP
4 339 (2.42%) Cisco
4 339 (2.42%) Citrix
5 326 (2.33%) VMware
6 278 (1.99%) HP
7 212 (1.52%) Tableau
8 190 (1.36%) IBM
9 157 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 151 (1.08%) ServiceNow
11 147 (1.05%) Google
12 126 (0.90%) Remedy
13 104 (0.74%) CheckPoint
14 96 (0.69%) Adobe
15 95 (0.68%) Splunk
16 87 (0.62%) Bloomberg
16 87 (0.62%) Teradata
17 84 (0.60%) Sybase
18 76 (0.54%) Murex
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £420 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £520 - £570 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Essex
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £0 - £24000 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £8.76 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 15 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Sussex
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 - £120 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago