Period
to 20 April 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £414 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 5,925 6,777 12,216
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 11.06% 11.80% 12.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.93% 12.58% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,034 4,523 8,197
10th Percentile £175 £160 £188
25th Percentile £313 £285 £301
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £414 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +3.44% - -
75th Percentile £519 £488 £488
90th Percentile £600 £550 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -2.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 454 557
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
25th Percentile £12.61 £12.64 £12.25
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £24.64 £21.15 £20.63
90th Percentile £37.25 £32.01 £31.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.60 £14.50
% change year-on-year -0.61% +7.55% +3.20%

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 49,685 53,854 90,609
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 93.78% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,126 35,719 61,078
10th Percentile £280 £225 £273
25th Percentile £379 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £460 £465
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% -1.08% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £569 £569
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,684 2,067 2,666
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.61 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% +2.86%
75th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £57.85 £52.17 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.86 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.41% +2.03% -

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021. 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 -1 4,882 £425 +6.25% 1,006
UK excluding London -1 2,664 £365 -2.67% 724
London -1 2,411 £475 +5.56% 349
Work from Home +12 1,516 £425 - 131
South East -2 663 £400 - 154
North of England 0 572 £355 +1.29% 178
Midlands +4 466 £337 -7.03% 154
Scotland 0 354 £373 +6.43% 55
North West +1 329 £350 +6.38% 91
West Midlands +5 327 £350 -6.67% 115
East of England +2 286 £300 -14.29% 79
South West -3 237 £425 +6.25% 79
Yorkshire -1 193 £365 +0.69% 73
East Midlands 0 137 £138 -57.69% 38
Wales +4 79 £313 -16.67% 19
North East +5 50 £356 -5.00% 14
Northern Ireland -3 16 £396 +16.03% 5

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 1,469 (24.79%) Finance
2 1,329 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
3 1,109 (18.72%) SQL
4 811 (13.69%) Business Analysis
5 783 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
6 728 (12.29%) Microsoft
7 629 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 576 (9.72%) Requirements Gathering
9 573 (9.67%) Windows
10 560 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
11 551 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
12 524 (8.84%) Data Analysis
13 521 (8.79%) Public Sector
14 512 (8.64%) Security Cleared
15 508 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
16 502 (8.47%) Azure
17 486 (8.20%) Banking
18 483 (8.15%) Analytics
19 463 (7.81%) User Stories
20 451 (7.61%) Migration
21 406 (6.85%) Power Platform
22 404 (6.82%) JIRA
23 400 (6.75%) Power BI
24 394 (6.65%) Active Directory
25 391 (6.60%) Microsoft 365
26 386 (6.51%) Python
26 386 (6.51%) ITIL
27 383 (6.46%) SC Cleared
28 371 (6.26%) Oracle
29 367 (6.19%) Microsoft Office

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
1 196 (3.31%) Confluence
2 150 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 72 (1.22%) SAS
4 51 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 29 (0.49%) CMS
6 20 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 17 (0.29%) Skype for Business
8 15 (0.25%) ArcGIS
9 13 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 11 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (0.19%) IIS
11 10 (0.17%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.15%) Apache
12 9 (0.15%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
13 7 (0.12%) Jadu
14 6 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
15 5 (0.084%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 508 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 367 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
3 138 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 137 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 60 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
6 35 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (0.19%) SPSS
8 9 (0.15%) Stata
9 8 (0.14%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.034%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.017%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.017%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.017%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.017%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 42 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
2 39 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 26 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 21 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 20 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 19 (0.32%) Markit EDM
7 19 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
8 17 (0.29%) Magento
9 14 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
9 14 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
9 14 (0.24%) SAP FI-CA
9 14 (0.24%) SAP PSCD
10 13 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
11 12 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
11 12 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 10 (0.17%) Maximo
12 10 (0.17%) Sentinel
13 9 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
14 8 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 502 (8.47%) Azure
2 406 (6.85%) Power Platform
3 391 (6.60%) Microsoft 365
4 233 (3.93%) AWS
5 85 (1.43%) SaaS
6 81 (1.37%) GCP
7 57 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
8 50 (0.84%) Google Analytics
9 36 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 29 (0.49%) PaaS
11 24 (0.41%) PowerApps
12 21 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
12 21 (0.35%) GitHub
12 21 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
13 20 (0.34%) OneDrive
14 19 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
14 19 (0.32%) Amazon S3
14 19 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 16 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 14 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 115 (1.94%) Firewall
2 59 (1.00%) Internet
2 59 (1.00%) WAN
3 56 (0.95%) Network Security
4 52 (0.88%) LAN
5 46 (0.78%) DNS
6 42 (0.71%) VPN
7 33 (0.56%) TCP/IP
7 33 (0.56%) VoIP
8 30 (0.51%) DHCP
9 27 (0.46%) FTP
10 25 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (0.41%) Skype
12 21 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
13 20 (0.34%) Wireless
14 17 (0.29%) PBX
15 16 (0.27%) Intranet
16 15 (0.25%) HTTP
17 14 (0.24%) RTP
18 13 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (6.75%) Power BI
2 231 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 221 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
4 210 (3.54%) Tableau
5 85 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 82 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 77 (1.30%) Relational Database
8 65 (1.10%) Big Data
9 53 (0.89%) Oracle Database
10 52 (0.88%) Data Lake
11 46 (0.78%) QlikView
12 42 (0.71%) Qlik Sense
13 40 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
14 39 (0.66%) Data Mining
15 38 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
16 37 (0.62%) Hadoop
17 33 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
18 30 (0.51%) BigQuery
18 30 (0.51%) MS Access
19 27 (0.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 404 (6.82%) JIRA
2 58 (0.98%) Selenium
3 56 (0.95%) Cucumber
4 46 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 30 (0.51%) Postman
6 28 (0.47%) Jenkins
7 23 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 22 (0.37%) LoadRunner
9 21 (0.35%) JMeter
9 21 (0.35%) SoapUI
10 18 (0.30%) Eclipse
11 17 (0.29%) Toad
12 15 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 11 (0.19%) Gatling
13 11 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
14 10 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (0.15%) WebDriver
16 8 (0.14%) Bitbucket
16 8 (0.14%) JUnit
General
1 1,469 (24.79%) Finance
2 521 (8.79%) Public Sector
3 486 (8.20%) Banking
4 243 (4.10%) Retail
5 218 (3.68%) Front Office
6 149 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 139 (2.35%) Marketing
8 126 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 121 (2.04%) Investment Banking
10 118 (1.99%) Legal
11 85 (1.43%) Back Office
12 71 (1.20%) Law
13 56 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
14 53 (0.89%) Publishing
15 51 (0.86%) Local Government
16 41 (0.69%) Retail Banking
17 39 (0.66%) Financial Institution
18 37 (0.62%) Electronics
19 29 (0.49%) German Language
20 27 (0.46%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (1.67%) XML
2 69 (1.16%) .NET
3 58 (0.98%) JSON
4 49 (0.83%) Web Services
5 48 (0.81%) HTML
6 38 (0.64%) Middleware
7 33 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
8 30 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
9 28 (0.47%) RESTful
10 24 (0.41%) CSS
11 21 (0.35%) EDI
11 21 (0.35%) REST
12 20 (0.34%) Gherkin
13 15 (0.25%) AngularJS
14 14 (0.24%) ASP.NET
14 14 (0.24%) SailPoint
15 13 (0.22%) Shiny
16 12 (0.20%) React
16 12 (0.20%) SOAP
17 11 (0.19%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 783 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 230 (3.88%) NHS
3 188 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 187 (3.16%) User Experience
5 130 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
6 119 (2.01%) Derivative
7 104 (1.76%) Equities
8 103 (1.74%) Organisational Skills
9 72 (1.22%) Hedge funds
10 70 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 64 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 61 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
12 61 (1.03%) Reference Data
13 55 (0.93%) Fixed Income
14 47 (0.79%) Virtual Team
15 41 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
15 41 (0.69%) Reinsurance
16 38 (0.64%) Credit Risk
16 38 (0.64%) Data Centre
17 34 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 573 (9.67%) Windows
2 216 (3.65%) Windows 10
3 127 (2.14%) Linux
4 105 (1.77%) Unix
5 70 (1.18%) Windows Server
6 67 (1.13%) Windows 7
7 41 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
9 33 (0.56%) Android
10 32 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 21 (0.35%) Windows 8
12 20 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (0.30%) Mac OS
13 18 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.20%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
17 5 (0.084%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.068%) CentOS
19 3 (0.051%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,329 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
2 811 (13.69%) Business Analysis
3 629 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 576 (9.72%) Requirements Gathering
5 560 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
6 551 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
7 524 (8.84%) Data Analysis
8 483 (8.15%) Analytics
9 463 (7.81%) User Stories
10 451 (7.61%) Migration
11 386 (6.51%) ITIL
12 324 (5.47%) Data Modelling
13 314 (5.30%) Change Management
14 294 (4.96%) Scrum
15 280 (4.73%) Project Management
16 268 (4.52%) Workshop Facilitation
17 257 (4.34%) User Acceptance Testing
18 247 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
19 244 (4.12%) Visualisation
20 238 (4.02%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1,109 (18.72%) SQL
2 386 (6.51%) Python
3 113 (1.91%) JavaScript
4 110 (1.86%) Java
5 104 (1.76%) R
6 78 (1.32%) C
7 77 (1.30%) VBA
8 72 (1.22%) C#
9 70 (1.18%) T-SQL
10 68 (1.15%) PowerShell
11 59 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 39 (0.66%) C++
13 20 (0.34%) VB
14 15 (0.25%) TypeScript
15 14 (0.24%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 10 (0.17%) Perl
18 8 (0.14%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.14%) RPG
19 7 (0.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 512 (8.64%) Security Cleared
2 383 (6.46%) SC Cleared
3 285 (4.81%) Degree
4 97 (1.64%) DV Cleared
5 95 (1.60%) ISEB
6 61 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 46 (0.78%) CISSP
7 46 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 44 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 43 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 41 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 37 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (0.49%) CISM
13 24 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 24 (0.41%) PhD
14 21 (0.35%) DBS Check
14 21 (0.35%) MCP
15 19 (0.32%) GIAC
16 18 (0.30%) ACCA
17 17 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (4.83%) QA
2 190 (3.21%) Data Quality
3 140 (2.36%) SLA
4 117 (1.97%) PMO
5 75 (1.27%) GDPR
6 68 (1.15%) NIST
7 42 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 32 (0.54%) IFRS
9 29 (0.49%) NCSC
10 24 (0.41%) MiFID
10 24 (0.41%) PCI DSS
11 19 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
12 16 (0.27%) COREP
13 14 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 13 (0.22%) COBIT
14 13 (0.22%) IFRS 9
15 12 (0.20%) GRC
16 10 (0.17%) FATCA
17 9 (0.15%) EMIR
17 9 (0.15%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 394 (6.65%) Active Directory
2 45 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.29%) Docker
3 17 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.24%) XenApp
5 13 (0.22%) Terminal Services
6 12 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.19%) BitLocker
8 8 (0.14%) HDFS
9 7 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.10%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.084%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.068%) Firmware
12 4 (0.068%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.051%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.051%) Snort
13 3 (0.051%) vSphere
14 2 (0.034%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.034%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.017%) NFS
Systems Management
1 57 (0.96%) SCCM
2 33 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (0.34%) HP ALM
4 18 (0.30%) Kubernetes
5 15 (0.25%) SCOM
6 8 (0.14%) Ansible
6 8 (0.14%) CASB
6 8 (0.14%) EnCase
6 8 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.10%) QRadar
7 6 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.084%) Control-M
8 5 (0.084%) Puppet
8 5 (0.084%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (0.084%) Terraform
9 4 (0.068%) ITRS Geneos
9 4 (0.068%) Kibana
9 4 (0.068%) Netcool
9 4 (0.068%) SCSM
Vendors
1 728 (12.29%) Microsoft
2 371 (6.26%) Oracle
3 327 (5.52%) SAP
4 178 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
5 131 (2.21%) ServiceNow
6 100 (1.69%) Google
7 91 (1.54%) Citrix
8 85 (1.43%) Splunk
9 82 (1.38%) Cisco
10 73 (1.23%) HP
11 71 (1.20%) VMware
12 52 (0.88%) Informatica
13 49 (0.83%) Adobe
14 42 (0.71%) Remedy
15 38 (0.64%) SolarWinds
16 36 (0.61%) IBM
17 31 (0.52%) Databricks
18 30 (0.51%) Palo Alto
19 29 (0.49%) Bloomberg
19 29 (0.49%) Murex