Period
to 18 August 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 14826 17458 21076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.38% 16.07% 18.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.21% 16.93% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9856 11583 13750
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £208
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 824 1142
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £14.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -0.80% -
10th Percentile £10.38 £10.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £34.60 £29.50 £34.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.82% +2.73% -6.67%

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 91478 103133 106901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.88% 94.93% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59419 67226 66704
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.47% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2811 3118 4108
UK median hourly rate £18.92 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.42% +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.64% +3.46%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 13543 £400 +3.90% 1491
UK excluding London 0 7959 £363 +3.57% 1036
London -1 6598 £450 +5.88% 572
South East -1 2313 £375 +1.35% 250
North of England 0 1738 £363 +3.57% 289
Midlands 0 1310 £350 - 160
Scotland -2 899 £350 - 106
North West 0 892 £363 +3.57% 134
South West -1 814 £355 +5.19% 126
West Midlands 0 763 £343 -2.14% 108
East of England -3 733 £390 +11.43% 88
Yorkshire 0 729 £365 +4.29% 120
East Midlands -2 514 £363 +3.57% 51
Wales -2 160 £350 +0.29% 16
North East +8 114 £325 +4.84% 35
Northern Ireland -49 27 £178 -34.74% 1
Channel Islands 0 3 £300 -14.29%
Isle of Man -2 1 £425 +85.79% 1

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 4286 (28.91%) Finance
2 2907 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
3 2588 (17.46%) SQL
4 2327 (15.70%) Business Analysis
5 2168 (14.62%) Banking
6 1920 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
7 1725 (11.63%) Microsoft
8 1712 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 1571 (10.60%) Windows
10 1337 (9.02%) Microsoft Excel
11 1097 (7.40%) ITIL
12 1055 (7.12%) Retail
13 1027 (6.93%) Migration
13 1027 (6.93%) Oracle
14 1005 (6.78%) Data Analysis
15 997 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
16 993 (6.70%) Active Directory
17 973 (6.56%) Project Management
18 901 (6.08%) User Acceptance Testing
19 870 (5.87%) Degree
20 855 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
21 836 (5.64%) User Stories
22 826 (5.57%) Analytics
23 821 (5.54%) Scrum
24 750 (5.06%) SAP
25 731 (4.93%) Test Automation
26 712 (4.80%) Data Modelling
27 709 (4.78%) Security Cleared
28 700 (4.72%) JIRA
29 684 (4.61%) Change Management

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
1 434 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 287 (1.94%) MS Exchange
3 257 (1.73%) SAS
4 224 (1.51%) Confluence
5 130 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 119 (0.80%) CMS
7 92 (0.62%) Skype for Business
8 91 (0.61%) IIS
9 53 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 50 (0.34%) Apache Spark
11 49 (0.33%) IBM Notes
12 46 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 46 (0.31%) Tomcat
13 45 (0.30%) JBoss
14 42 (0.28%) WebSphere
15 39 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
16 37 (0.25%) Apache
17 36 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
18 34 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 32 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1337 (9.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 997 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
3 523 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 465 (3.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 200 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 126 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 38 (0.26%) SPSS
8 25 (0.17%) Stata
9 9 (0.061%) InDesign
10 6 (0.040%) Mingle
11 4 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.027%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.027%) UserZoom
12 3 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.020%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.020%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.020%) S-PLUS
13 2 (0.013%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.013%) Simulink
14 1 (0.007%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 191 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 83 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 72 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 65 (0.44%) Markit EDM
4 65 (0.44%) SAP FI
5 61 (0.41%) SAP CO
5 61 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
5 61 (0.41%) thinkFolio
6 58 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
7 48 (0.32%) SAP ERP
8 44 (0.30%) Maximo
9 38 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
10 34 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
10 34 (0.23%) Temenos T24
11 31 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
12 30 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
12 30 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 29 (0.20%) ION MarketView
13 29 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
14 28 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 342 (2.31%) Office 365
2 143 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (0.77%) Google Analytics
4 83 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
5 67 (0.45%) SaaS
6 48 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
7 32 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
8 26 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 24 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
9 24 (0.16%) G Suite
10 23 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (0.15%) Mimecast
12 19 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 18 (0.12%) GitHub
13 18 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
14 15 (0.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 13 (0.088%) Google Tag Manager
15 13 (0.088%) OpenDNS
16 12 (0.081%) Yammer
17 10 (0.067%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 297 (2.00%) Firewall
2 210 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 206 (1.39%) Internet
4 192 (1.30%) DNS
5 154 (1.04%) LAN
6 153 (1.03%) WAN
7 150 (1.01%) DHCP
8 125 (0.84%) VPN
9 106 (0.71%) SAN
10 105 (0.71%) Network Security
11 101 (0.68%) Wireless
12 63 (0.42%) SMS
13 61 (0.41%) Intranet
13 61 (0.41%) Skype
14 53 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
15 49 (0.33%) LDAP
15 49 (0.33%) VoIP
16 45 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
17 39 (0.26%) HTTP
18 37 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 682 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 479 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 308 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 242 (1.63%) Big Data
5 232 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 219 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 204 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
8 186 (1.25%) Hadoop
9 153 (1.03%) QlikView
10 144 (0.97%) Data Mining
11 107 (0.72%) Power BI
12 101 (0.68%) MS Access
13 94 (0.63%) DB2
14 93 (0.63%) MySQL
15 91 (0.61%) Oracle Database
16 79 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
17 72 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 61 (0.41%) RDBMS
19 54 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
20 49 (0.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 700 (4.72%) JIRA
2 324 (2.19%) Selenium
3 157 (1.06%) SoapUI
4 156 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 151 (1.02%) Cucumber
6 106 (0.71%) WebDriver
7 102 (0.69%) Visual Studio
8 96 (0.65%) Jenkins
9 94 (0.63%) JMeter
10 83 (0.56%) Git (software)
11 78 (0.53%) HP UFT
12 67 (0.45%) SpecFlow
13 62 (0.42%) LoadRunner
14 44 (0.30%) TeamCity
15 41 (0.28%) Toad
16 31 (0.21%) ERwin
17 30 (0.20%) LoadUI
18 29 (0.20%) Eclipse
18 29 (0.20%) JUnit
19 28 (0.19%) Appium
General
1 4286 (28.91%) Finance
2 2168 (14.62%) Banking
3 1055 (7.12%) Retail
4 590 (3.98%) Front Office
5 575 (3.88%) Investment Banking
6 496 (3.35%) Marketing
7 381 (2.57%) Telecoms
8 378 (2.55%) Legal
9 262 (1.77%) Retail Banking
10 244 (1.65%) Manufacturing
11 213 (1.44%) Back Office
12 162 (1.09%) Law
13 126 (0.85%) Publishing
14 124 (0.84%) Advertising
15 121 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
16 119 (0.80%) Financial Institution
17 107 (0.72%) Billing
18 78 (0.53%) Automotive
19 74 (0.50%) Electronics
20 50 (0.34%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (2.49%) XML
2 294 (1.98%) .NET
3 257 (1.73%) Web Services
4 146 (0.98%) HTML
4 146 (0.98%) Middleware
5 105 (0.71%) SOAP
6 83 (0.56%) XSLT
7 80 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
8 73 (0.49%) CSS
9 72 (0.49%) Gherkin
9 72 (0.49%) REST
10 67 (0.45%) AngularJS
11 63 (0.42%) JSON
12 53 (0.36%) ASP.NET
13 39 (0.26%) FpML
14 37 (0.25%) Node.js
15 36 (0.24%) HTML5
16 34 (0.23%) RESTful
17 33 (0.22%) Rendezvous
18 31 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1920 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
2 517 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 336 (2.27%) Derivative
3 336 (2.27%) Fixed Income
4 318 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 305 (2.06%) User Experience
6 232 (1.56%) Equities
7 226 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 167 (1.13%) Data Structures
9 164 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 163 (1.10%) NHS
11 157 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
12 151 (1.02%) Credit Risk
13 133 (0.90%) Mobile App
14 115 (0.78%) Market Risk
15 100 (0.67%) Blackberry
16 93 (0.63%) Reference Data
17 78 (0.53%) Virtual Team
18 77 (0.52%) OTC Derivatives
19 71 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1571 (10.60%) Windows
2 484 (3.26%) Unix
3 469 (3.16%) Windows 7
4 450 (3.04%) Linux
5 358 (2.41%) Windows Server
6 243 (1.64%) Windows 10
7 197 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 192 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 113 (0.76%) Windows 8
10 98 (0.66%) Android
11 96 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 92 (0.62%) Windows XP
13 76 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 53 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 52 (0.35%) Mac OS X
16 40 (0.27%) Solaris
17 29 (0.20%) AIX
18 26 (0.18%) Windows Vista
19 16 (0.11%) CentOS
20 15 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2907 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
2 2327 (15.70%) Business Analysis
3 1712 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1097 (7.40%) ITIL
5 1027 (6.93%) Migration
6 1005 (6.78%) Data Analysis
7 973 (6.56%) Project Management
8 901 (6.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 855 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
10 836 (5.64%) User Stories
11 826 (5.57%) Analytics
12 821 (5.54%) Scrum
13 731 (4.93%) Test Automation
14 712 (4.80%) Data Modelling
15 684 (4.61%) Change Management
16 653 (4.40%) Test Scripting
17 618 (4.17%) CRM
18 594 (4.01%) Asset Management
19 529 (3.57%) SDLC
20 507 (3.42%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2588 (17.46%) SQL
2 545 (3.68%) Java
3 400 (2.70%) Python
4 312 (2.10%) C#
5 297 (2.00%) VBA
6 211 (1.42%) PowerShell
7 191 (1.29%) JavaScript
8 186 (1.25%) R
9 133 (0.90%) T-SQL
10 131 (0.88%) C
11 123 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 120 (0.81%) C++
13 112 (0.76%) Perl
14 95 (0.64%) VB
15 80 (0.54%) Shell Script
16 56 (0.38%) Bash Shell
17 52 (0.35%) Ruby
18 47 (0.32%) MATLAB
18 47 (0.32%) PHP
19 40 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 870 (5.87%) Degree
2 709 (4.78%) Security Cleared
3 546 (3.68%) ISEB
4 462 (3.12%) SC Cleared
5 327 (2.21%) ISTQB
6 164 (1.11%) CISSP
7 139 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 128 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 123 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 116 (0.78%) DV Cleared
11 85 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 84 (0.57%) CISM
13 83 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
14 80 (0.54%) PMP
15 72 (0.49%) PMI Certification
16 69 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
17 65 (0.44%) IIBA
18 57 (0.38%) CCNA
19 55 (0.37%) MCSE
20 52 (0.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 570 (3.84%) QA
2 460 (3.10%) PMO
3 430 (2.90%) MiFID
4 392 (2.64%) Data Quality
5 328 (2.21%) SLA
6 253 (1.71%) GDPR
7 138 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 131 (0.88%) EMIR
9 90 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
10 78 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
11 70 (0.47%) PCI DSS
12 49 (0.33%) IFRS
13 46 (0.31%) COBIT
14 41 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 36 (0.24%) Solvency II
16 35 (0.24%) IFRS 9
17 24 (0.16%) FATCA
18 20 (0.13%) SEPA
19 19 (0.13%) Basel III
19 19 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 993 (6.70%) Active Directory
2 168 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (0.47%) vSphere
4 63 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 55 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 53 (0.36%) XenApp
7 37 (0.25%) XenDesktop
8 34 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (0.19%) Docker
10 26 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.088%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.067%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.061%) HDFS
14 9 (0.061%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 8 (0.054%) Firmware
15 8 (0.054%) Snort
16 7 (0.047%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.047%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 7 (0.047%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 207 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
1 207 (1.40%) SCCM
2 47 (0.32%) NetBackup
3 30 (0.20%) SCOM
4 28 (0.19%) CSIRT
5 27 (0.18%) AirWatch
6 26 (0.18%) TIBCO Hawk
7 24 (0.16%) Nagios
7 24 (0.16%) QRadar
8 23 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 22 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
9 22 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (0.15%) Puppet
10 21 (0.14%) Nessus
11 20 (0.13%) Ansible
11 20 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 20 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
11 20 (0.13%) WSUS
12 19 (0.13%) Kibana
13 18 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1725 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 1027 (6.93%) Oracle
3 750 (5.06%) SAP
4 358 (2.41%) HP
5 327 (2.21%) VMware
6 306 (2.06%) Citrix
7 261 (1.76%) Tableau
8 252 (1.70%) Cisco
9 236 (1.59%) ServiceNow
10 208 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
11 202 (1.36%) Google
12 181 (1.22%) IBM
13 131 (0.88%) Remedy
14 99 (0.67%) Adobe
15 96 (0.65%) Bloomberg
16 94 (0.63%) Splunk
17 86 (0.58%) Teradata
18 81 (0.55%) Apple
19 79 (0.53%) Charles River
19 79 (0.53%) Murex