The table below looks at the statistics for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 10863 10425 9528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.79% 18.77% 18.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.31% 20.30% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7051 6501 5813
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £195 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 596 595
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.12 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53473 51353 48123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.48% 92.45% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33986 31093 28245
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2035 2149
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 9698 £375 +1.35% 2212
London 0 4358 £425 +4.93% 885
South East 0 1758 £350 +7.69% 363
City of London -2 1118 £425 - 290
Scotland +1 859 £342 -2.28% 112
North West 0 760 £330 +3.93% 212
East of England 0 673 £350 -4.76% 157
Yorkshire -1 592 £350 +7.69% 141
South West -2 546 £350 - 205
Edinburgh 0 457 £350 - 72
West Yorkshire -3 450 £350 +7.69% 95
West Midlands 0 447 £350 +7.69% 117
Berkshire +1 415 £350 - 84
Hampshire +3 375 £345 +6.15% 68
East Midlands 0 367 £350 -3.44% 105
Manchester 0 309 £325 +3.58% 104
Leeds -2 302 £350 +16.66% 63
Buckinghamshire 0 283 £350 +7.69% 47
Glasgow +4 260 £325 +4.41% 25
Milton Keynes 0 227 £350 +7.69% 31
Surrey -4 225 £352 +5.86% 67
Essex 0 200 £350 +8.52% 27
Cheshire -2 183 £373 +20.16% 47
Bristol 0 170 £325 - 78
Oxfordshire +1 151 £350 +6.87% 35
Wales -4 142 £340 - 43
Hertfordshire -1 138 £395 +8.96% 38
North East -1 134 £360 +2.85% 14
Reading +1 133 £360 -4.00% 40
Cambridgeshire +3 130 £325 +5.26% 44

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6513 (30.80%) Finance
2 3863 (18.27%) SQL
3 3221 (15.23%) Banking
4 3170 (14.99%) Business Analysis
5 3025 (14.31%) Microsoft
6 2870 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
7 2464 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
8 2438 (11.53%) Windows
9 2388 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 2274 (10.75%) MS Excel
11 1869 (8.84%) ITIL
12 1796 (8.49%) MS Office
13 1546 (7.31%) Project Management
14 1455 (6.88%) Retail
15 1452 (6.87%) Migration
16 1417 (6.70%) Active Directory
17 1389 (6.57%) Data Analysis
18 1340 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
19 1317 (6.23%) Oracle
20 1295 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
21 1255 (5.93%) SQL Server
22 1027 (4.86%) Security Cleared
23 1022 (4.83%) Test Scripting
24 981 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
25 978 (4.62%) Windows 7
26 970 (4.59%) Degree
27 940 (4.45%) CRM
28 916 (4.33%) Data Modelling
29 890 (4.21%) QA
30 883 (4.18%) ISEB

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 721 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 436 (2.06%) SAS
3 417 (1.97%) MS Exchange
4 245 (1.16%) IIS
5 198 (0.94%) CMS
6 147 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 134 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 112 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 106 (0.50%) IBM Notes
10 103 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
10 103 (0.49%) Lync
11 81 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 74 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
13 73 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
14 62 (0.29%) Confluence
14 62 (0.29%) JBoss
15 60 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 58 (0.27%) Apache
17 52 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
18 42 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2274 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 1796 (8.49%) MS Office
3 744 (3.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 691 (3.27%) MS Visio
5 329 (1.56%) MS Project
6 162 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 72 (0.34%) SPSS
8 43 (0.20%) PowerPivot
9 16 (0.076%) Open Workbench
10 10 (0.047%) InfoPath
10 10 (0.047%) FastStats
11 5 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.024%) Windchill
12 3 (0.014%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.014%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.014%) Mingle
13 2 (0.009%) MicroStation
13 2 (0.009%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.009%) InDesign
14 1 (0.005%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 338 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 110 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 95 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 79 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 66 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 64 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
7 60 (0.28%) Markit EDM
8 57 (0.27%) thinkFolio
8 57 (0.27%) SAP HR
9 52 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
10 51 (0.24%) SAP FI
11 40 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 40 (0.19%) SAP CO
12 39 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
13 37 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
14 35 (0.17%) Summit
14 35 (0.17%) Agresso
15 33 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
16 30 (0.14%) SAP ERP
17 28 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 174 (0.82%) Office 365
2 94 (0.44%) SaaS
3 79 (0.37%) Google Analytics
4 53 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
5 52 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 41 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
7 33 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
8 27 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 24 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (0.090%) PaaS
10 19 (0.090%) IBM Blueworks
11 17 (0.080%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (0.076%) IaaS
13 9 (0.043%) Force.com
13 9 (0.043%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.043%) Taleo
14 8 (0.038%) Yammer
15 7 (0.033%) GitHub
16 6 (0.028%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.019%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 422 (2.00%) Firewall
2 368 (1.74%) LAN
3 345 (1.63%) WAN
4 279 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 256 (1.21%) Internet
6 252 (1.19%) DNS
7 197 (0.93%) DHCP
8 178 (0.84%) VPN
9 177 (0.84%) SAN
10 146 (0.69%) Intranet
11 140 (0.66%) Network Security
12 111 (0.52%) Wireless
13 99 (0.47%) SSL
14 94 (0.44%) VoIP
15 85 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
16 71 (0.34%) LDAP
16 71 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
17 63 (0.30%) HTTP
18 59 (0.28%) MPLS
19 57 (0.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1255 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 981 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 478 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 450 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 339 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
6 283 (1.34%) Relational Database
7 260 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 239 (1.13%) QlikView
9 236 (1.12%) MS Access
10 224 (1.06%) Data Mining
11 193 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 181 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
13 139 (0.66%) DB2
14 136 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
15 129 (0.61%) Big Data
16 121 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
17 116 (0.55%) RDBMS
18 94 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
18 94 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
19 93 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 403 (1.91%) JIRA
2 376 (1.78%) Selenium
3 203 (0.96%) Cucumber
4 201 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 158 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 139 (0.66%) WebDriver
7 135 (0.64%) SoapUI
8 128 (0.61%) HP UFT
9 113 (0.53%) LoadRunner
10 93 (0.44%) Subversion
11 88 (0.42%) SpecFlow
12 87 (0.41%) Jenkins
13 67 (0.32%) Toad
14 63 (0.30%) JMeter
15 44 (0.21%) Maven
16 43 (0.20%) Eclipse
16 43 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
17 40 (0.19%) Git (software)
18 38 (0.18%) JUnit
19 37 (0.17%) Axure RP
General
1 6513 (30.80%) Finance
2 3221 (15.23%) Banking
3 1455 (6.88%) Retail
4 858 (4.06%) Investment Banking
5 714 (3.38%) Telecoms
6 532 (2.52%) Front Office
7 513 (2.43%) Marketing
8 504 (2.38%) Legal
9 400 (1.89%) Retail Banking
10 356 (1.68%) Back Office
11 280 (1.32%) Manufacturing
12 272 (1.29%) Law
13 239 (1.13%) Financial Institution
14 187 (0.88%) Advertising
15 179 (0.85%) Billing
16 142 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
17 128 (0.61%) Automotive
18 119 (0.56%) Publishing
19 112 (0.53%) General Ledger
20 84 (0.40%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 751 (3.55%) .NET
2 550 (2.60%) XML
3 384 (1.82%) Web Services
4 285 (1.35%) HTML
5 180 (0.85%) ASP.NET
6 178 (0.84%) SOAP
7 146 (0.69%) Middleware
8 133 (0.63%) CSS
9 78 (0.37%) .NET Framework
10 74 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
10 74 (0.35%) Gherkin
11 68 (0.32%) J2EE
12 65 (0.31%) RESTful
13 60 (0.28%) JSON
14 59 (0.28%) XML Messaging
15 54 (0.26%) WCF
16 48 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
17 45 (0.21%) jQuery
18 44 (0.21%) REST
19 43 (0.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2464 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 678 (3.21%) Management Information System
3 517 (2.44%) NHS
4 401 (1.90%) Derivative
5 391 (1.85%) Fixed Income
6 318 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 310 (1.47%) Data Centre
8 299 (1.41%) Equities
9 288 (1.36%) User Experience
10 274 (1.30%) Blackberry
11 246 (1.16%) Credit Risk
12 199 (0.94%) Mainframe
13 181 (0.86%) Statistics
14 173 (0.82%) Computer Science
15 167 (0.79%) Visualisation
16 166 (0.79%) Data Structures
17 146 (0.69%) Reference Data
18 138 (0.65%) Market Risk
19 137 (0.65%) Mathematics
20 136 (0.64%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2438 (11.53%) Windows
2 978 (4.62%) Windows 7
3 763 (3.61%) UNIX
4 558 (2.64%) Linux
5 498 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 421 (1.99%) Windows XP
7 329 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 236 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 163 (0.77%) Windows 8
10 151 (0.71%) Android
11 105 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 70 (0.33%) Solaris
13 65 (0.31%) AIX
14 61 (0.29%) Mac OS X
15 55 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 35 (0.17%) Windows Vista
17 34 (0.16%) zOS
18 25 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
19 16 (0.076%) Mac OS
20 15 (0.071%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3170 (14.99%) Business Analysis
2 2870 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2388 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1869 (8.84%) ITIL
5 1546 (7.31%) Project Management
6 1452 (6.87%) Migration
7 1389 (6.57%) Data Analysis
8 1340 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1295 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
10 1022 (4.83%) Test Scripting
11 940 (4.45%) CRM
12 916 (4.33%) Data Modelling
13 861 (4.07%) Change Management
14 807 (3.82%) Scrum
15 794 (3.75%) Use Case
16 739 (3.49%) E-Commerce
17 725 (3.43%) Waterfall
18 680 (3.22%) Analytics
19 678 (3.21%) SDLC
20 665 (3.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3863 (18.27%) SQL
2 838 (3.96%) Java
3 501 (2.37%) C#
4 497 (2.35%) VBA
5 365 (1.73%) T-SQL
6 272 (1.29%) PL/SQL
7 268 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 208 (0.98%) VB
9 193 (0.91%) PowerShell
10 186 (0.88%) Python
11 157 (0.74%) Perl
12 146 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 138 (0.65%) C
14 115 (0.54%) C++
15 85 (0.40%) R
16 80 (0.38%) VB.NET
17 70 (0.33%) Ruby
18 67 (0.32%) VBScript
19 58 (0.27%) COBOL
20 56 (0.26%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1027 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 970 (4.59%) Degree
3 883 (4.18%) ISEB
4 663 (3.14%) SC Cleared
5 380 (1.80%) ISTQB
6 242 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 208 (0.98%) CISSP
8 186 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 170 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 160 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
11 138 (0.65%) DV Cleared
12 118 (0.56%) CCNA
13 111 (0.52%) CISM
14 102 (0.48%) MCP
14 102 (0.48%) MCSE
15 99 (0.47%) CIMA
16 86 (0.41%) ACCA
17 85 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 84 (0.40%) PMI Certification
19 67 (0.32%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 890 (4.21%) QA
2 506 (2.39%) SLA
3 238 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 198 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 130 (0.61%) EMIR
6 117 (0.55%) Solvency II
7 114 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 112 (0.53%) PCI DSS
9 108 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
10 92 (0.44%) MiFID
11 80 (0.38%) FATCA
12 49 (0.23%) Basel III
13 35 (0.17%) COBIT
14 32 (0.15%) GAAP
15 31 (0.15%) COREP
16 27 (0.13%) ISO 9001
17 25 (0.12%) Basel II
18 23 (0.11%) GAMP
19 20 (0.095%) AIFMD
20 17 (0.080%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1417 (6.70%) Active Directory
2 283 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (0.47%) XenApp
4 99 (0.47%) vSphere
5 97 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 63 (0.30%) VMware ESX
7 46 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 37 (0.17%) XenDesktop
9 33 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 21 (0.099%) Terminal Services
11 21 (0.099%) Time Sharing Option
12 19 (0.090%) NLBS
13 18 (0.085%) Snort
14 14 (0.066%) Xen
15 13 (0.061%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.061%) vCloud
16 12 (0.057%) ISA Server
17 11 (0.052%) BitLocker
18 10 (0.047%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 405 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 260 (1.23%) SCCM
3 49 (0.23%) WSUS
4 47 (0.22%) Backup Exec
5 46 (0.22%) Control-M
5 46 (0.22%) SCOM
6 42 (0.20%) Tivoli
7 32 (0.15%) AirWatch
8 27 (0.13%) NetBackup
8 27 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
8 27 (0.13%) Puppet
9 26 (0.12%) Nessus
10 22 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
10 22 (0.10%) OpenView
11 20 (0.095%) Nagios
11 20 (0.095%) CA Single Sign-On
12 19 (0.090%) ITRS Geneos
13 18 (0.085%) OVSD
14 15 (0.071%) Netcool
14 15 (0.071%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 3025 (14.31%) Microsoft
2 1317 (6.23%) Oracle
3 827 (3.91%) SAP
4 626 (2.96%) Citrix
5 566 (2.68%) HP
6 531 (2.51%) Cisco
7 521 (2.46%) VMware
8 320 (1.51%) IBM
9 237 (1.12%) Remedy
10 205 (0.97%) Cognos
11 175 (0.83%) CheckPoint
12 171 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
13 168 (0.79%) Tableau
14 152 (0.72%) Teradata
15 147 (0.70%) Informatica
15 147 (0.70%) Google
16 145 (0.69%) ServiceNow
17 143 (0.68%) Adobe
18 124 (0.59%) Symantec
19 116 (0.55%) Lotus
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