Period
to 7 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 7 December 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.

IT Analyst
UK
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 285 320 292
Rank change year-on-year +35 -28 -1
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 715 832 952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.79% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.84% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 551 648
UK median daily rate £280 £308 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.94% -12.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £120 £108 £124
90th Percentile £492 £494 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £300 £313
% change year-on-year -16.67% -4.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 79 98
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £15.49 £13.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.62% +18.20% -5.38%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.56 £9.94
90th Percentile £24.90 £25.50 £23.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.02
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.25% +0.12%

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 75,459 99,275 98,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 94.81% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,328 65,713 64,999
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £270 £258
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,907 3,078 2,899
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £18.47 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.39% -1.23% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

IT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Analyst over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Analyst over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Top 16 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 7 December 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 +43 653 £280 -13.45% 335
UK excluding London +64 477 £250 -16.67% 266
London +11 227 £348 +7.92% 84
South East +72 162 £275 +30.95% 65
North of England +50 115 £290 -3.33% 74
South West +7 56 £180 -52.00% 27
North West +10 53 £338 +12.50% 34
Yorkshire +55 49 £340 -2.86% 34
Midlands 0 47 £400 +2.56% 57
East of England +45 46 £175 -33.33% 28
Scotland +31 40 £280 +44.52% 6
West Midlands +14 24 £210 -46.15% 37
East Midlands +16 23 £425 +112.50% 20
North East +35 13 £185 -38.33% 6
Wales +33 8 £400 +344.44% 8
Northern Ireland +8 3 £165 - 1

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 234 (32.73%) Windows
2 185 (25.87%) Microsoft
3 177 (24.76%) ITIL
4 162 (22.66%) Active Directory
5 156 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
6 151 (21.12%) Finance
7 117 (16.36%) Office 365
8 110 (15.38%) Windows 10
9 93 (13.01%) Windows 7
10 86 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
11 81 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
12 71 (9.93%) Windows Server
13 66 (9.23%) Public Sector
14 63 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 63 (8.81%) Service Management
15 62 (8.67%) ITSM
16 60 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
17 54 (7.55%) MS Exchange
18 53 (7.41%) Business Analysis
19 52 (7.27%) SLA
20 49 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
21 47 (6.57%) Incident Management
22 46 (6.43%) NHS
23 40 (5.59%) Degree
23 40 (5.59%) SQL
24 37 (5.17%) Retail
25 36 (5.03%) Blackberry
25 36 (5.03%) Management Information System
25 36 (5.03%) Migration
26 35 (4.90%) Self-Motivation

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 54 (7.55%) MS Exchange
2 33 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.68%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.56%) IIS
7 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.42%) Confluence
7 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.28%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 156 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (3.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (2.52%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.56%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.42%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.14%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.28%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.14%) assyst
3 1 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Relativity
3 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 117 (16.36%) Office 365
2 22 (3.08%) Azure
3 8 (1.12%) AWS
4 6 (0.84%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.70%) Power Platform
6 4 (0.56%) SaaS
7 3 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.28%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.28%) G Suite
8 2 (0.28%) IaaS
8 2 (0.28%) PaaS
8 2 (0.28%) Route 53
8 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.48%) TCP/IP
2 31 (4.34%) LAN
2 31 (4.34%) WAN
3 23 (3.22%) Firewall
4 20 (2.80%) DNS
5 18 (2.52%) Internet
6 17 (2.38%) VPN
7 13 (1.82%) DHCP
8 11 (1.54%) Skype
9 9 (1.26%) Wireless
10 8 (1.12%) Network Security
11 7 (0.98%) VoIP
11 7 (0.98%) WebEx
12 6 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.70%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.56%) HTTP
14 4 (0.56%) Intranet
14 4 (0.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (0.84%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.70%) Power BI
4 5 (0.70%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.14%) Azkaban
8 1 (0.14%) Big Data
8 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.14%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.14%) MS Access
8 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (2.38%) JIRA
2 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.42%) Maven
3 2 (0.28%) Gradle
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.28%) Toad
4 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 151 (21.12%) Finance
2 66 (9.23%) Public Sector
3 37 (5.17%) Retail
4 32 (4.48%) Banking
5 25 (3.50%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.52%) Marketing
7 16 (2.24%) Legal
8 15 (2.10%) Law
8 15 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.40%) Electronics
11 9 (1.26%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.12%) Advertising
13 6 (0.84%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.70%) Front Office
14 5 (0.70%) Publishing
15 4 (0.56%) Back Office
15 4 (0.56%) Billing
15 4 (0.56%) German Language
15 4 (0.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.84%) .NET
1 6 (0.84%) LDAP
2 5 (0.70%) SAML
3 4 (0.56%) Web Services
4 3 (0.42%) HTML
4 3 (0.42%) Middleware
5 2 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.28%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.28%) JPA
5 2 (0.28%) JSON
5 2 (0.28%) OLE
5 2 (0.28%) Redux
5 2 (0.28%) RESTful
5 2 (0.28%) Spring Boot
5 2 (0.28%) XML
5 2 (0.28%) XML Messaging
5 2 (0.28%) XSLT
6 1 (0.14%) Kafka
6 1 (0.14%) REST
6 1 (0.14%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 86 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.43%) NHS
3 36 (5.03%) Blackberry
3 36 (5.03%) Management Information System
4 35 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (3.50%) iPhone
6 10 (1.40%) User Experience
6 10 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.26%) Data Centre
8 7 (0.98%) CMDB
8 7 (0.98%) Driving Licence
8 7 (0.98%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.84%) Handset
9 6 (0.84%) iPad
10 5 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.70%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (0.56%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 234 (32.73%) Windows
2 110 (15.38%) Windows 10
3 93 (13.01%) Windows 7
4 71 (9.93%) Windows Server
5 32 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (2.24%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.82%) Windows 8
9 9 (1.26%) Android
9 9 (1.26%) Linux
10 8 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.12%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.98%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.98%) Unix
12 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.14%) CentOS
13 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (24.76%) ITIL
2 81 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (8.81%) Service Management
3 63 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (8.67%) ITSM
5 60 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
6 53 (7.41%) Business Analysis
7 47 (6.57%) Incident Management
8 36 (5.03%) Migration
9 30 (4.20%) Service Delivery
10 29 (4.06%) SDLC
11 28 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (3.92%) Project Management
11 28 (3.92%) Scrum
12 27 (3.78%) Cybersecurity
12 27 (3.78%) GAP Analysis
12 27 (3.78%) Validation
13 26 (3.64%) Asset Management
13 26 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
14 22 (3.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (5.59%) SQL
2 9 (1.26%) PowerShell
3 6 (0.84%) Java
4 4 (0.56%) C#
5 3 (0.42%) Scala
6 2 (0.28%) C
6 2 (0.28%) Clojure
6 2 (0.28%) Groovy
6 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.28%) Python
6 2 (0.28%) VB
7 1 (0.14%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.14%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.14%) AWK
7 1 (0.14%) C++
7 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.14%) JCL
7 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (5.59%) Degree
2 16 (2.24%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.82%) ISEB
3 13 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.54%) MCP
5 10 (1.40%) DBS Check
5 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (0.98%) CCNA
7 7 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.98%) CISSP
7 7 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (0.84%) FFIEC
8 6 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.56%) MCSA
10 3 (0.42%) IIBA
10 3 (0.42%) MCSE
11 2 (0.28%) ISACA
11 2 (0.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.28%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.27%) SLA
2 11 (1.54%) GDPR
3 9 (1.26%) PMO
4 8 (1.12%) COBIT
4 8 (1.12%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.98%) NIST
5 7 (0.98%) QA
6 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.28%) GAMP
7 2 (0.28%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.28%) MiFID
7 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) GxP
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.14%) TARGET2
System Software
1 162 (22.66%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.70%) Firmware
5 2 (0.28%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.28%) XenApp
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (4.76%) SCCM
2 5 (0.70%) DatAdvantage
2 5 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.56%) Nessus
3 4 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.42%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.42%) WSUS
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.14%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.14%) MaaS360
5 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.14%) PingFederate
5 1 (0.14%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 185 (25.87%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.34%) Citrix
3 29 (4.06%) SAP
4 26 (3.64%) Cisco
4 26 (3.64%) ServiceNow
5 24 (3.36%) VMware
6 22 (3.08%) HP
7 21 (2.94%) Apple
8 16 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.54%) Oracle
10 10 (1.40%) iManage
10 10 (1.40%) Splunk
11 9 (1.26%) Qualys
12 8 (1.12%) CyberArk
12 8 (1.12%) Ivanti
12 8 (1.12%) Symantec
13 7 (0.98%) McAfee
13 7 (0.98%) Samsung
14 6 (0.84%) Mitel
15 5 (0.70%) Remedy