The table below looks at the statistics for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 11 19 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 8.33% 7.78% 10.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.33% 7.78% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Average daily rate £275 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +4.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Analyst
Somerset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Taunton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48 90 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 100.00% 100.00% 96.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 72 55
Average daily rate £445 £395 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £673 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -63.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
2 11 (47.83%) ISTQB
2 11 (47.83%) QA
2 11 (47.83%) Security Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
3 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
3 10 (43.48%) SpecFlow
3 10 (43.48%) Test Management
3 10 (43.48%) ISEB
3 10 (43.48%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (39.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (39.13%) Selenium
4 9 (39.13%) Functional Testing
4 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
5 8 (34.78%) Scrum
5 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Load Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
7 6 (26.09%) User Stories
8 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Project Management
11 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 1 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) SpecFlow
2 9 (39.13%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) eggPlant
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Security Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
3 10 (43.48%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Test Management
3 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
4 9 (39.13%) Functional Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Scrum
6 7 (30.43%) Load Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
7 6 (26.09%) User Stories
8 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
9 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) ISTQB
2 10 (43.48%) ISEB
3 9 (39.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
3 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Capita
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle