The first table below looks at the demand for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 1 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 137 25 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 31.93% 13.59% 18.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.40% 14.20% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 18 33
Average daily rate £400 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.88%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
387 176 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 90.21% 95.65% 89.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 103 118
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 20
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £32.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Analyst
East of England

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Analyst in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton +4 66 £425 +21.42% 3
Dunstable +4 15 £440 - 1
Bedford +5 14 £338 +30.43% 2
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Analyst
East of England

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Analyst in their job title.

1 45 (23.20%) Stakeholder Management
2 36 (18.56%) Retail
3 35 (18.04%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (16.49%) Finance
5 30 (15.46%) Microsoft
6 29 (14.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (13.92%) Change Management
8 26 (13.40%) SaaS
9 24 (12.37%) CRM
10 23 (11.86%) Windows
11 20 (10.31%) ITIL
11 20 (10.31%) Business Analysis
12 17 (8.76%) Oracle
13 14 (7.22%) MS Office
14 13 (6.70%) Supplier Management
14 13 (6.70%) MS Excel
15 12 (6.19%) E-Commerce
15 12 (6.19%) Data Management
15 12 (6.19%) Master Data Management
16 11 (5.67%) Data Analysis
16 11 (5.67%) Requirements Analysis
16 11 (5.67%) Windows 7
16 11 (5.67%) Revenue Management
16 11 (5.67%) PRINCE2
17 10 (5.15%) SQL
17 10 (5.15%) Citrix
17 10 (5.15%) GAP Analysis
17 10 (5.15%) Management Information System
17 10 (5.15%) Oracle EBS R12
18 9 (4.64%) Logistics

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.55%) IBM Notes
1 3 (1.55%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (1.03%) SAS
2 2 (1.03%) CMS
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.52%) CICS
Applications
1 14 (7.22%) MS Office
2 13 (6.70%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (3.61%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (3.61%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (3.61%) Oracle General Ledger
3 7 (3.61%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (3.09%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (2.58%) Agresso
6 4 (2.06%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (2.06%) assyst
6 4 (2.06%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.52%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) PaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.58%) VPN
2 3 (1.55%) DNS
2 3 (1.55%) Firewall
2 3 (1.55%) LAN
2 3 (1.55%) VoIP
2 3 (1.55%) WAN
2 3 (1.55%) DHCP
3 1 (0.52%) FTP
3 1 (0.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.58%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.52%) DB2
3 1 (0.52%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.52%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.52%) Big Data
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.06%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.06%) Selenium
3 3 (1.55%) FitNesse
3 3 (1.55%) NUnit
3 3 (1.55%) RSpec
3 3 (1.55%) MSTest
3 3 (1.55%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.55%) SpecFlow
3 3 (1.55%) JUnit
4 2 (1.03%) JIRA
General
1 36 (18.56%) Retail
2 32 (16.49%) Finance
3 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.06%) Banking
4 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.55%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.03%) Local Government
5 2 (1.03%) Automotive
6 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.52%) International Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.58%) .NET
2 3 (1.55%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.03%) COM
4 1 (0.52%) XML
4 1 (0.52%) ISPF
4 1 (0.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.15%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.58%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.58%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.06%) CMDB
4 3 (1.55%) Data Integration
4 3 (1.55%) EPoS
5 2 (1.03%) iPhone
5 2 (1.03%) PDA
6 1 (0.52%) Statistics
6 1 (0.52%) Informatics
6 1 (0.52%) iSeries
6 1 (0.52%) Telematics
6 1 (0.52%) Open Source
6 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.86%) Windows
2 11 (5.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.58%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.06%) UNIX
4 4 (2.06%) Android
5 2 (1.03%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.52%) zOS
6 1 (0.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.20%) Stakeholder Management
2 35 (18.04%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (14.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (13.92%) Change Management
5 24 (12.37%) CRM
6 20 (10.31%) ITIL
6 20 (10.31%) Business Analysis
7 13 (6.70%) Supplier Management
8 12 (6.19%) Data Management
8 12 (6.19%) E-Commerce
8 12 (6.19%) Master Data Management
9 11 (5.67%) Revenue Management
9 11 (5.67%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.67%) Data Analysis
9 11 (5.67%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (5.15%) GAP Analysis
11 9 (4.64%) Logistics
11 9 (4.64%) Market Research
11 9 (4.64%) Data Entry
12 8 (4.12%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.15%) SQL
2 4 (2.06%) C#
3 2 (1.03%) C
3 2 (1.03%) Java
4 1 (0.52%) C++
4 1 (0.52%) VBA
4 1 (0.52%) REXX
4 1 (0.52%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (2.58%) ISEB
3 4 (2.06%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.03%) MCP
4 2 (1.03%) MCSE
5 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) QA
2 6 (3.09%) SLA
3 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.52%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (2.58%) SCCM
2 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.55%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.03%) DameWare
4 1 (0.52%) Control-M
Vendors
1 30 (15.46%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.76%) Oracle
3 10 (5.15%) Citrix
4 6 (3.09%) JDA
4 6 (3.09%) RedPrairie
5 5 (2.58%) Remedy
5 5 (2.58%) McAfee
6 4 (2.06%) VMware
6 4 (2.06%) SAP
7 3 (1.55%) Lotus
7 3 (1.55%) Altiris
7 3 (1.55%) Mercator
7 3 (1.55%) Symantec
8 2 (1.03%) Civica
8 2 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.03%) Cognos
8 2 (1.03%) Cisco
8 2 (1.03%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.03%) Ceridian
9 1 (0.52%) TSYS
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