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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 8993 8970 8764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.95% 18.37% 19.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.42% 19.84% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5865 5574 5237
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £199 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 527 602
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.08 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.10 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 8144 £375 - 2602
London -1 3695 £410 -3.52% 1100
South East +1 1537 £350 +7.69% 427
City of London +1 980 £425 -5.55% 425
South West 0 562 £363 +3.57% 219
Scotland -1 562 £350 - 111
East of England +2 536 £350 -6.66% 171
Yorkshire 0 465 £350 +11.11% 224
North West -2 464 £300 -4.00% 192
West Midlands +1 405 £323 -0.76% 139
Edinburgh -1 370 £360 +2.85% 49
East Midlands 0 347 £350 +66.66% 97
Berkshire +2 316 £350 +4.47% 84
West Yorkshire -1 308 £350 +7.69% 163
Buckinghamshire -1 274 £325 +4.00% 48
Surrey +3 272 £366 -0.34% 99
Hampshire -1 268 £341 +1.11% 73
Manchester -2 212 £300 -7.69% 107
Milton Keynes 0 202 £325 +4.00% 27
Bristol 0 187 £350 - 87
Cambridgeshire +3 184 £350 +9.80% 49
Leeds 0 153 £350 +11.11% 95
Wales -3 140 £369 +1.72% 49
Oxfordshire +3 132 £399 +37.50% 30
Northamptonshire +1 129 £425 +3.65% 24
Glasgow +1 128 £320 - 37
South Wales -1 127 £363 - 47
Birmingham +3 125 £335 +3.07% 42
Wiltshire +3 124 £425 +18.05% 40
Cheshire -1 118 £351 +8.07% 42

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 5493 (28.67%) Finance
2 3470 (18.11%) SQL
3 2741 (14.30%) Microsoft
4 2738 (14.29%) Banking
5 2656 (13.86%) Windows
6 2630 (13.73%) Business Analysis
7 2469 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
8 2223 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
9 2114 (11.03%) MS Excel
10 1901 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 1739 (9.08%) MS Office
12 1695 (8.85%) ITIL
13 1463 (7.63%) Project Management
14 1380 (7.20%) Active Directory
15 1345 (7.02%) Oracle
16 1316 (6.87%) Migration
17 1256 (6.55%) Retail
18 1197 (6.25%) Data Analysis
19 1139 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
20 1096 (5.72%) SQL Server
21 1044 (5.45%) Windows 7
22 1020 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
23 940 (4.91%) Security Cleared
24 926 (4.83%) Degree
25 871 (4.55%) Data Modelling
26 852 (4.45%) UNIX
26 852 (4.45%) Investment Banking
27 851 (4.44%) SAP
28 821 (4.28%) ISEB
29 803 (4.19%) Change Management

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 777 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 456 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 419 (2.19%) SAS
4 178 (0.93%) CMS
5 164 (0.86%) IIS
6 157 (0.82%) WebSphere
7 155 (0.81%) IBM Notes
8 147 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 147 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 120 (0.63%) Lync
10 89 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 73 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 68 (0.35%) Tomcat
12 68 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
13 62 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
14 59 (0.31%) Apache
15 57 (0.30%) WebLogic
16 50 (0.26%) Confluence
17 45 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
18 42 (0.22%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2114 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 1739 (9.08%) MS Office
3 685 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 661 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 313 (1.63%) MS Project
6 141 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 83 (0.43%) SPSS
8 28 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 17 (0.089%) Photoshop
10 14 (0.073%) InfoPath
11 10 (0.052%) AutoCAD
12 8 (0.042%) FastStats
13 7 (0.037%) Final Cut Pro
13 7 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.037%) Shockwave
14 6 (0.031%) DOC1
15 5 (0.026%) Mingle
15 5 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
16 3 (0.016%) Open Workbench
16 3 (0.016%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 209 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 93 (0.49%) Markit EDM
2 93 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 85 (0.44%) Google Analytics
4 83 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 80 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 67 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
7 66 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
8 59 (0.31%) SAP FI
9 48 (0.25%) Agresso
10 40 (0.21%) SAP CO
10 40 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
11 39 (0.20%) SAP HR
12 37 (0.19%) SAP ERP
13 36 (0.19%) Maximo
13 36 (0.19%) SAP SD
14 34 (0.18%) assyst
15 32 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
16 29 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
16 29 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 109 (0.57%) SaaS
1 109 (0.57%) Office 365
2 39 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (0.13%) Google Apps
5 21 (0.11%) IaaS
6 16 (0.083%) Force.com
6 16 (0.083%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (0.063%) IBM Blueworks
8 8 (0.042%) PaaS
9 6 (0.031%) Taleo
10 5 (0.026%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.016%) LucidChart
12 2 (0.010%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.010%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.010%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.010%) Yammer
12 2 (0.010%) GitHub
13 1 (0.005%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.005%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 410 (2.14%) Firewall
2 346 (1.81%) WAN
3 344 (1.80%) LAN
4 340 (1.77%) TCP/IP
5 269 (1.40%) DNS
6 225 (1.17%) Internet
7 205 (1.07%) VPN
8 204 (1.06%) SAN
9 187 (0.98%) DHCP
10 141 (0.74%) Network Security
11 124 (0.65%) VoIP
12 123 (0.64%) Wireless
13 114 (0.59%) Intranet
14 98 (0.51%) FTP
15 83 (0.43%) HTTP
16 70 (0.37%) MPLS
17 69 (0.36%) LDAP
18 61 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
19 53 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
20 52 (0.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1096 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 690 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
3 376 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 334 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 308 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 266 (1.39%) MS Access
7 232 (1.21%) Oracle Database
8 200 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 174 (0.91%) QlikView
10 171 (0.89%) Data Mining
11 149 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
12 144 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 124 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
14 94 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
15 90 (0.47%) RDBMS
16 88 (0.46%) DB2
17 87 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
18 86 (0.45%) Big Data
19 85 (0.44%) MySQL
20 80 (0.42%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 390 (2.04%) JIRA
2 335 (1.75%) Selenium
3 161 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 148 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
5 146 (0.76%) Cucumber
6 132 (0.69%) Visual Studio
7 127 (0.66%) WebDriver
8 90 (0.47%) SoapUI
9 82 (0.43%) Toad
10 70 (0.37%) SpecFlow
11 64 (0.33%) LoadRunner
12 61 (0.32%) Jenkins
13 59 (0.31%) JMeter
14 53 (0.28%) Subversion
15 49 (0.26%) Maven
16 36 (0.19%) Eclipse
17 34 (0.18%) JUnit
18 33 (0.17%) TestDirector
19 28 (0.15%) Git (software)
20 27 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5493 (28.67%) Finance
2 2738 (14.29%) Banking
3 1256 (6.55%) Retail
4 852 (4.45%) Investment Banking
5 613 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 565 (2.95%) Front Office
7 512 (2.67%) Marketing
8 489 (2.55%) Legal
9 337 (1.76%) Retail Banking
10 330 (1.72%) Back Office
11 285 (1.49%) Law
12 263 (1.37%) Manufacturing
13 198 (1.03%) Publishing
14 195 (1.02%) Advertising
15 188 (0.98%) Financial Institution
16 118 (0.62%) Billing
17 113 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
18 95 (0.50%) Automotive
19 85 (0.44%) Games
20 68 (0.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 648 (3.38%) .NET
2 445 (2.32%) XML
3 324 (1.69%) Web Services
4 315 (1.64%) HTML
5 196 (1.02%) Middleware
6 175 (0.91%) ASP.NET
7 132 (0.69%) SOAP
8 123 (0.64%) CSS
9 87 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
10 69 (0.36%) .NET Framework
11 61 (0.32%) FpML
12 59 (0.31%) XSLT
12 59 (0.31%) REST
13 55 (0.29%) JSP
14 51 (0.27%) HTML5
15 50 (0.26%) RESTful
16 48 (0.25%) jQuery
17 46 (0.24%) J2EE
18 44 (0.23%) WCF
19 39 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2223 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
2 609 (3.18%) NHS
3 584 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 399 (2.08%) Derivative
5 388 (2.02%) Blackberry
6 283 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 254 (1.33%) Credit Risk
8 249 (1.30%) Fixed Income
9 247 (1.29%) User Experience
10 227 (1.18%) Equities
11 171 (0.89%) Computer Science
12 164 (0.86%) Open Source
13 162 (0.85%) Mobile App
14 156 (0.81%) Market Risk
15 150 (0.78%) Data Structures
16 134 (0.70%) Data Integration
17 131 (0.68%) Mathematics
18 129 (0.67%) Statistics
19 120 (0.63%) Reference Data
20 115 (0.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2656 (13.86%) Windows
2 1044 (5.45%) Windows 7
3 852 (4.45%) UNIX
4 561 (2.93%) Windows XP
5 534 (2.79%) Linux
6 504 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 395 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 162 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 147 (0.77%) Android
10 134 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 130 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 97 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 95 (0.50%) Solaris
14 80 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 77 (0.40%) AIX
16 43 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 39 (0.20%) Windows 2000
18 35 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
19 31 (0.16%) HPUX
20 26 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2630 (13.73%) Business Analysis
2 2469 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1901 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 1695 (8.85%) ITIL
5 1463 (7.63%) Project Management
6 1316 (6.87%) Migration
7 1197 (6.25%) Data Analysis
8 1139 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1020 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
10 871 (4.55%) Data Modelling
11 803 (4.19%) Change Management
12 761 (3.97%) Test Scripting
13 751 (3.92%) CRM
14 732 (3.82%) E-Commerce
15 687 (3.59%) Scrum
16 631 (3.29%) Analytics
17 600 (3.13%) PRINCE2
18 588 (3.07%) Service Management
19 579 (3.02%) Waterfall
20 562 (2.93%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3470 (18.11%) SQL
2 687 (3.59%) Java
3 443 (2.31%) VBA
4 380 (1.98%) C#
5 246 (1.28%) JavaScript
6 242 (1.26%) PL/SQL
7 209 (1.09%) T-SQL
8 202 (1.05%) VB
9 168 (0.88%) C
10 149 (0.78%) Perl
11 132 (0.69%) PowerShell
12 128 (0.67%) Python
13 124 (0.65%) Shell Script
14 109 (0.57%) C++
15 83 (0.43%) VBScript
16 68 (0.35%) Ruby
17 60 (0.31%) PHP
18 58 (0.30%) VB.NET
19 57 (0.30%) Bash Shell
20 52 (0.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 940 (4.91%) Security Cleared
2 926 (4.83%) Degree
3 821 (4.28%) ISEB
4 636 (3.32%) SC Cleared
5 295 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 235 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 171 (0.89%) CISSP
8 164 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 163 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 153 (0.80%) MCP
11 144 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 133 (0.69%) DV Cleared
13 122 (0.64%) MCSE
14 118 (0.62%) CCNA
15 97 (0.51%) CISM
16 87 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 74 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 71 (0.37%) PMI Certification
19 67 (0.35%) CCNP
20 58 (0.30%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 757 (3.95%) QA
2 527 (2.75%) SLA
3 213 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 120 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 118 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 116 (0.61%) Solvency II
7 103 (0.54%) EMIR
8 90 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 80 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
10 65 (0.34%) PCI DSS
11 59 (0.31%) Basel III
12 56 (0.29%) FATCA
13 36 (0.19%) MiFID
14 34 (0.18%) Basel II
15 31 (0.16%) COREP
16 26 (0.14%) COBIT
17 25 (0.13%) FINREP
18 16 (0.083%) HL7
18 16 (0.083%) CRD IV
19 14 (0.073%) GAMP
System Software
1 1380 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 231 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (0.66%) XenApp
4 120 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 69 (0.36%) VMware ESX
6 61 (0.32%) vSphere
7 54 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 25 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (0.11%) Terminal Services
9 22 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 22 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.099%) Firmware
11 17 (0.089%) Xen
11 17 (0.089%) Nmap
11 17 (0.089%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 16 (0.083%) Terminal Server
13 15 (0.078%) Snort
13 15 (0.078%) NFS
14 13 (0.068%) Forefront TMG
14 13 (0.068%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 405 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 219 (1.14%) SCCM
3 66 (0.34%) SCOM
4 56 (0.29%) Backup Exec
5 52 (0.27%) Tivoli
6 42 (0.22%) OpenView
7 41 (0.21%) WSUS
8 38 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 38 (0.20%) Control-M
9 33 (0.17%) Nessus
10 30 (0.16%) NetBackup
11 28 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
12 24 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
13 23 (0.12%) Puppet
13 23 (0.12%) SCVMM
14 21 (0.11%) OVSD
15 19 (0.099%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 14 (0.073%) Netcool
16 14 (0.073%) HP SIM
17 13 (0.068%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2741 (14.30%) Microsoft
2 1345 (7.02%) Oracle
3 851 (4.44%) SAP
4 708 (3.69%) Citrix
5 574 (3.00%) HP
6 466 (2.43%) VMware
7 402 (2.10%) Cisco
8 345 (1.80%) Business Objects
9 298 (1.56%) IBM
10 259 (1.35%) Remedy
11 232 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 176 (0.92%) Cognos
13 161 (0.84%) Lotus
14 152 (0.79%) Tableau
15 150 (0.78%) Google
16 137 (0.71%) CheckPoint
17 120 (0.63%) Adobe
18 118 (0.62%) ServiceNow
19 112 (0.58%) Bloomberg
20 111 (0.58%) Symantec
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