Period
to 10 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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.

IT Analyst
UK
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 326 339 320
Rank change year-on-year +13 -19 -37
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 237 698 847
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.76% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.81% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 433 547
Median daily rate £350 £338 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +4.81% -14.13%
10th Percentile £117 £123 £113
90th Percentile £533 £500 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £340 £300
% change year-on-year -7.94% +13.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 101 90
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -5.33% +13.21%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.25 £23.14 £36.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.23 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% -5.17% +15.38%

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 32,586 86,541 98,091
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 94.34% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,257 56,811 64,213
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.71% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,348 2,963 3,133
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.90% +8.33% -3.74%
10th Percentile £11.89 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.39% +3.77% -1.52%

IT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured IT Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IT Analyst.

Daily rate trend for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Analyst over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IT Analyst.

Hourly rate trend for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IT Analyst over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for IT Analyst in the UK

IT 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 IT Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 10 August 2020. 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 +6 201 £370 +8.82% 58
UK excluding London +16 139 £313 -7.94% 55
London +75 88 £446 +28.42% 6
South East +49 36 £250 -21.57% 12
North of England +59 34 £288 -23.33% 12
North West +68 18 £250 -28.57% 6
South West +61 18 £213 +6.25% 6
Scotland +61 17 £140 -50.22% 2
Midlands +60 17 £350 +39.80% 16
Work from Home -10 15 £250 -46.67% 6
West Midlands +57 13 £350 +74.75% 8
Yorkshire +37 12 £363 -6.45% 5
East of England +58 10 £375 +3.45% 6
Northern Ireland +18 5 £338 - 1
North East +37 4 £475 +104.30% 1
East Midlands +40 3 - - 8
Wales +37 3 £450 -

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, IT 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 IT Analyst in the job title.

1 57 (24.05%) Windows
2 51 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 51 (21.52%) Finance
3 47 (19.83%) Active Directory
4 36 (15.19%) Business Analysis
5 35 (14.77%) Windows 10
6 34 (14.35%) Microsoft Office
7 30 (12.66%) Office 365
7 30 (12.66%) Public Sector
8 29 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (11.39%) ITIL
10 26 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (10.13%) Migration
12 23 (9.70%) Windows 7
13 22 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (9.28%) Banking
13 22 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (8.44%) Information Security
14 20 (8.44%) Incident Management
14 20 (8.44%) Management Information System
15 18 (7.59%) SQL
15 18 (7.59%) Data Analysis
15 18 (7.59%) Requirements Gathering
16 16 (6.75%) Service Management
17 15 (6.33%) Security Operations
18 14 (5.91%) Cybersecurity
18 14 (5.91%) SC Cleared
18 14 (5.91%) Security Cleared
18 14 (5.91%) Degree
19 13 (5.49%) Front Office

IT 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 7 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.11%) Confluence
2 5 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.27%) CMS
4 2 (0.84%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (14.35%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.27%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.42%) assyst
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.42%) Endur
4 1 (0.42%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.42%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.66%) Office 365
2 10 (4.22%) Azure
3 5 (2.11%) SaaS
4 4 (1.69%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.27%) AWS
6 2 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.84%) Veeva
7 1 (0.42%) Apigee
7 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.42%) Force.com
7 1 (0.42%) G Suite
7 1 (0.42%) IaaS
7 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.42%) PaaS
7 1 (0.42%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.22%) Firewall
2 6 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (2.11%) Internet
3 5 (2.11%) VPN
4 4 (1.69%) DHCP
4 4 (1.69%) DNS
4 4 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.27%) LAN
5 3 (1.27%) Network Security
5 3 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.84%) Intranet
6 2 (0.84%) SAN
6 2 (0.84%) Skype
6 2 (0.84%) VoIP
6 2 (0.84%) Wireless
7 1 (0.42%) HTTP
7 1 (0.42%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.42%) MPLS
7 1 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.69%) Power BI
2 3 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.84%) QlikView
3 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.42%) Big Data
4 1 (0.42%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.42%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.42%) MySQL
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.42%) SAS EBI
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.64%) JIRA
2 2 (0.84%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.84%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.84%) Maven
2 2 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
General
1 51 (21.52%) Finance
2 30 (12.66%) Public Sector
3 22 (9.28%) Banking
4 13 (5.49%) Front Office
5 11 (4.64%) Manufacturing
6 10 (4.22%) Back Office
7 8 (3.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (2.95%) Investment Banking
9 6 (2.53%) Marketing
9 6 (2.53%) Retail
10 5 (2.11%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.69%) Advertising
11 4 (1.69%) Law
12 3 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.84%) Billing
13 2 (0.84%) Fire and Rescue
13 2 (0.84%) French Language
13 2 (0.84%) Housing Association
13 2 (0.84%) Legal
13 2 (0.84%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.84%) .NET
2 1 (0.42%) Ajax
2 1 (0.42%) COM
2 1 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.44%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.49%) NHS
4 8 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.11%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.69%) Life Science
6 4 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.84%) FMCG
7 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.84%) Pharmacovigilance
7 2 (0.84%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.84%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.84%) User Experience
7 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.42%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 57 (24.05%) Windows
2 35 (14.77%) Windows 10
3 23 (9.70%) Windows 7
4 12 (5.06%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.64%) Linux
6 6 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.11%) Mac OS X
7 5 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.27%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.84%) Unix
10 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.42%) Android
11 1 (0.42%) VME
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.19%) Business Analysis
2 27 (11.39%) ITIL
3 26 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (10.13%) Migration
5 22 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (8.44%) Incident Management
6 20 (8.44%) Information Security
7 18 (7.59%) Data Analysis
7 18 (7.59%) Requirements Gathering
8 16 (6.75%) Service Management
9 15 (6.33%) Security Operations
10 14 (5.91%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (5.06%) Project Delivery
11 12 (5.06%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (4.64%) Risk Management
13 10 (4.22%) Change Management
13 10 (4.22%) CRM
13 10 (4.22%) Process Improvement
13 10 (4.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.59%) SQL
2 8 (3.38%) Python
3 4 (1.69%) Bash Shell
3 4 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.27%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.27%) R
5 2 (0.84%) Perl
5 2 (0.84%) VB
5 2 (0.84%) VBA
6 1 (0.42%) C
6 1 (0.42%) COBOL
6 1 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.42%) Java
6 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (5.91%) Degree
1 14 (5.91%) SC Cleared
1 14 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.06%) CISSP
3 7 (2.95%) GIAC
4 5 (2.11%) IIBA
5 3 (1.27%) A+ Certification
5 3 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.27%) GCIH
5 3 (1.27%) SSCP
6 2 (0.84%) CISA
6 2 (0.84%) CISM
6 2 (0.84%) CRISC
6 2 (0.84%) FFIEC
6 2 (0.84%) MCP
6 2 (0.84%) MCSA
6 2 (0.84%) MCSE
6 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.84%) SANS
7 1 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.49%) SLA
2 7 (2.95%) GDPR
3 6 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.27%) NIST
4 3 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.84%) COBIT
5 2 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.84%) GxP
5 2 (0.84%) PMO
6 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.42%) FATCA
6 1 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.42%) MiFID
6 1 (0.42%) NCSC
6 1 (0.42%) QA
6 1 (0.42%) SEPA
System Software
1 47 (19.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.84%) Docker
4 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.80%) SCCM
2 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.42%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.80%) Qualys
2 9 (3.80%) Splunk
3 8 (3.38%) Oracle
4 7 (2.95%) VMware
5 6 (2.53%) Apple
5 6 (2.53%) Citrix
6 5 (2.11%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.11%) Tableau
7 4 (1.69%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.69%) Cisco
7 4 (1.69%) Meraki
7 4 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.69%) SAP
7 4 (1.69%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.27%) HP
9 2 (0.84%) Adobe
9 2 (0.84%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.84%) Novell
9 2 (0.84%) Reuters