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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 10071 9969 8892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.59% 18.94% 18.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.14% 20.50% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6401 6360 5445
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 586 538 492
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.80 £32.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 8889 £375 - 2413
London -1 3998 £425 +6.25% 934
South East 0 1642 £350 +7.69% 441
City of London +1 1076 £435 +2.35% 328
Scotland +1 877 £350 +7.60% 144
North West 0 689 £336 +7.60% 191
Yorkshire 0 591 £338 +8.87% 193
South West 0 508 £360 +2.85% 215
East of England 0 506 £350 -6.66% 157
Edinburgh +1 502 £342 +1.33% 81
West Yorkshire 0 427 £343 +7.10% 136
West Midlands 0 412 £333 +2.30% 142
Berkshire +2 369 £350 +7.69% 87
Hampshire +1 355 £350 +2.94% 74
East Midlands 0 333 £351 +0.14% 109
Manchester 0 295 £325 +8.33% 98
Leeds +1 270 £350 +12.90% 82
Buckinghamshire 0 256 £320 - 47
Glasgow +2 248 £350 +16.66% 36
Surrey +1 224 £360 +2.85% 83
Milton Keynes 0 178 £325 - 31
North East 0 173 £300 +4.34% 20
Oxfordshire +2 172 £380 +16.92% 52
Bristol 0 157 £350 -3.44% 65
Cheshire -2 157 £400 +22.13% 42
Tyne and Wear +1 147 £300 +3.44% 11
Cambridgeshire +4 139 £325 -1.88% 34
Wales -4 138 £331 -8.62% 34
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 137 £300 +5.49% 11
Reading +2 136 £350 +13.82% 35

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5905 (29.88%) Finance
2 3644 (18.44%) SQL
3 2915 (14.75%) Banking
4 2899 (14.67%) Business Analysis
5 2893 (14.64%) Microsoft
6 2605 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2402 (12.16%) Windows
8 2278 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
9 2225 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 2101 (10.63%) MS Excel
11 1733 (8.77%) MS Office
12 1728 (8.74%) ITIL
13 1481 (7.49%) Project Management
14 1437 (7.27%) Migration
15 1360 (6.88%) Data Analysis
16 1338 (6.77%) Active Directory
17 1302 (6.59%) Oracle
18 1290 (6.53%) Retail
19 1164 (5.89%) User Acceptance Testing
20 1128 (5.71%) SQL Server
21 1116 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
22 970 (4.91%) Data Modelling
23 947 (4.79%) Windows 7
24 945 (4.78%) Degree
25 882 (4.46%) Security Cleared
26 859 (4.35%) QA
27 857 (4.34%) Test Scripting
28 843 (4.27%) ISEB
29 829 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
30 822 (4.16%) CRM

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 683 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 434 (2.20%) SAS
3 398 (2.01%) MS Exchange
4 233 (1.18%) IIS
5 189 (0.96%) CMS
6 148 (0.75%) WebSphere
7 123 (0.62%) IBM Notes
8 120 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 107 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 102 (0.52%) Lync
11 90 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 74 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
13 69 (0.35%) Apache
14 68 (0.34%) Confluence
15 61 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
16 59 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
17 50 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 49 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
19 40 (0.20%) JBoss
19 40 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2101 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 1733 (8.77%) MS Office
3 691 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 647 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 281 (1.42%) MS Project
6 141 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 58 (0.29%) SPSS
8 47 (0.24%) PowerPivot
9 15 (0.076%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
10 7 (0.035%) Shockwave
10 7 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.030%) Open Workbench
12 5 (0.025%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.015%) Windchill
13 3 (0.015%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.015%) Simulink
13 3 (0.015%) FastStats
13 3 (0.015%) Mingle
14 2 (0.010%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 263 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 73 (0.37%) Markit EDM
3 73 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 73 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 60 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 59 (0.30%) SAP FI
5 59 (0.30%) thinkFolio
6 48 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 48 (0.24%) SAP HR
7 47 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
8 45 (0.23%) SAP CO
8 45 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
9 43 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
10 34 (0.17%) Agresso
11 32 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
12 30 (0.15%) Maximo
13 28 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
14 27 (0.14%) SAP SD
15 24 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 140 (0.71%) Office 365
2 77 (0.39%) SaaS
3 76 (0.38%) Google Analytics
4 52 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 44 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
5 44 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 30 (0.15%) Google Apps
7 29 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
9 16 (0.081%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.066%) SuccessFactors
11 11 (0.056%) IaaS
12 10 (0.051%) PaaS
13 7 (0.035%) Taleo
13 7 (0.035%) Force.com
13 7 (0.035%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.025%) GitHub
15 4 (0.020%) Yammer
15 4 (0.020%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.015%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 431 (2.18%) Firewall
2 383 (1.94%) LAN
3 340 (1.72%) WAN
4 263 (1.33%) TCP/IP
5 234 (1.18%) Internet
6 231 (1.17%) DNS
7 209 (1.06%) VPN
8 182 (0.92%) SAN
9 171 (0.87%) DHCP
10 147 (0.74%) Network Security
11 137 (0.69%) Wireless
12 135 (0.68%) Intranet
13 95 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
14 89 (0.45%) SSL
15 88 (0.45%) VoIP
16 80 (0.40%) LDAP
17 68 (0.34%) HTTP
18 61 (0.31%) FTP
19 57 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
20 56 (0.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1128 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 829 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
3 436 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 414 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 292 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 238 (1.20%) Oracle Database
7 235 (1.19%) MS Access
7 235 (1.19%) QlikView
8 200 (1.01%) Data Mining
9 175 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 162 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
11 128 (0.65%) DB2
12 116 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
13 110 (0.56%) Big Data
14 102 (0.52%) RDBMS
15 99 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
16 87 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
17 84 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
18 74 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
19 73 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 393 (1.99%) JIRA
2 314 (1.59%) Selenium
3 168 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 152 (0.77%) Cucumber
5 148 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 137 (0.69%) WebDriver
7 136 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
8 96 (0.49%) SoapUI
9 91 (0.46%) Subversion
10 84 (0.43%) Jenkins
11 83 (0.42%) SpecFlow
12 79 (0.40%) LoadRunner
13 73 (0.37%) Toad
14 48 (0.24%) Maven
15 38 (0.19%) Git (software)
15 38 (0.19%) Ant
16 37 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
17 36 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 36 (0.18%) JMeter
18 31 (0.16%) TestDirector
General
1 5905 (29.88%) Finance
2 2915 (14.75%) Banking
3 1290 (6.53%) Retail
4 820 (4.15%) Investment Banking
5 657 (3.32%) Telecoms
6 518 (2.62%) Front Office
7 490 (2.48%) Marketing
8 445 (2.25%) Legal
9 352 (1.78%) Back Office
10 331 (1.68%) Retail Banking
11 254 (1.29%) Law
12 247 (1.25%) Manufacturing
13 245 (1.24%) Financial Institution
14 195 (0.99%) Advertising
15 159 (0.80%) Billing
16 139 (0.70%) Publishing
17 120 (0.61%) Automotive
18 106 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
19 94 (0.48%) General Ledger
20 89 (0.45%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 741 (3.75%) .NET
2 517 (2.62%) XML
3 375 (1.90%) Web Services
4 293 (1.48%) HTML
5 198 (1.00%) Middleware
6 165 (0.84%) ASP.NET
7 160 (0.81%) SOAP
8 107 (0.54%) CSS
9 88 (0.45%) .NET Framework
10 78 (0.39%) J2EE
11 76 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
12 66 (0.33%) RESTful
13 59 (0.30%) XSLT
14 58 (0.29%) Gherkin
15 57 (0.29%) WCF
15 57 (0.29%) HTML5
16 52 (0.26%) JSON
17 51 (0.26%) REST
18 41 (0.21%) FpML
19 36 (0.18%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2278 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
2 606 (3.07%) Management Information System
3 583 (2.95%) NHS
4 403 (2.04%) Derivative
5 349 (1.77%) Fixed Income
6 292 (1.48%) User Experience
7 285 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 274 (1.39%) Blackberry
9 269 (1.36%) Equities
10 232 (1.17%) Credit Risk
11 190 (0.96%) Computer Science
12 171 (0.87%) Data Structures
13 163 (0.82%) Open Source
14 160 (0.81%) Statistics
15 157 (0.79%) Visualisation
16 151 (0.76%) Market Risk
17 144 (0.73%) Mainframe
18 143 (0.72%) Data Integration
19 139 (0.70%) Mathematics
20 121 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2402 (12.16%) Windows
2 947 (4.79%) Windows 7
3 792 (4.01%) UNIX
4 550 (2.78%) Linux
5 460 (2.33%) Windows XP
6 420 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 317 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 213 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 150 (0.76%) Windows 8
10 144 (0.73%) Android
11 113 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 88 (0.45%) Solaris
13 78 (0.39%) AIX
14 57 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 49 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 44 (0.22%) Windows Vista
17 31 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
18 29 (0.15%) HPUX
19 23 (0.12%) zOS
20 19 (0.096%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2899 (14.67%) Business Analysis
2 2605 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2225 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1728 (8.74%) ITIL
5 1481 (7.49%) Project Management
6 1437 (7.27%) Migration
7 1360 (6.88%) Data Analysis
8 1164 (5.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1116 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
10 970 (4.91%) Data Modelling
11 857 (4.34%) Test Scripting
12 822 (4.16%) CRM
13 792 (4.01%) Change Management
14 737 (3.73%) E-Commerce
15 693 (3.51%) Scrum
16 633 (3.20%) Analytics
17 630 (3.19%) Use Case
18 610 (3.09%) Data Migration
19 595 (3.01%) Waterfall
20 586 (2.97%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3644 (18.44%) SQL
2 777 (3.93%) Java
3 473 (2.39%) C#
4 440 (2.23%) VBA
5 303 (1.53%) T-SQL
6 287 (1.45%) PL/SQL
7 242 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 184 (0.93%) VB
9 175 (0.89%) Python
10 160 (0.81%) PowerShell
11 159 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 152 (0.77%) C
13 132 (0.67%) Perl
14 116 (0.59%) C++
15 94 (0.48%) VBScript
16 83 (0.42%) VB.NET
17 74 (0.37%) Ruby
18 71 (0.36%) COBOL
19 67 (0.34%) R
20 53 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 945 (4.78%) Degree
2 882 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 843 (4.27%) ISEB
4 564 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 330 (1.67%) ISTQB
6 227 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 181 (0.92%) CISSP
8 168 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 166 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 137 (0.69%) DV Cleared
11 133 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 127 (0.64%) CCNA
13 116 (0.59%) MCSE
14 110 (0.56%) MCP
15 103 (0.52%) CISM
16 68 (0.34%) PMI Certification
17 66 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 64 (0.32%) CIMA
19 62 (0.31%) CCNP
20 61 (0.31%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 859 (4.35%) QA
2 494 (2.50%) SLA
3 238 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 198 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 137 (0.69%) Solvency II
6 109 (0.55%) EMIR
7 101 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 94 (0.48%) FATCA
9 92 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
10 86 (0.44%) PCI DSS
11 66 (0.33%) MiFID
12 40 (0.20%) Basel III
13 37 (0.19%) GAAP
14 32 (0.16%) COBIT
15 30 (0.15%) ISO 9001
16 29 (0.15%) COREP
17 27 (0.14%) GAMP
18 25 (0.13%) Basel II
19 23 (0.12%) FINREP
20 19 (0.096%) HL7
System Software
1 1338 (6.77%) Active Directory
2 230 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 117 (0.59%) XenApp
5 85 (0.43%) vSphere
6 61 (0.31%) VMware ESX
7 43 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 39 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 29 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 21 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 16 (0.081%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 14 (0.071%) Snort
14 13 (0.066%) ISA Server
15 12 (0.061%) BitLocker
15 12 (0.061%) Xen
16 11 (0.056%) Terminal Server
17 10 (0.051%) NLBS
17 10 (0.051%) MetaFrame
18 7 (0.035%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 379 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 234 (1.18%) SCCM
3 52 (0.26%) SCOM
4 44 (0.22%) WSUS
5 41 (0.21%) Tivoli
6 38 (0.19%) Backup Exec
7 37 (0.19%) OpenView
7 37 (0.19%) Control-M
8 25 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
9 23 (0.12%) NetBackup
9 23 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
9 23 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
10 22 (0.11%) AirWatch
11 21 (0.11%) SCVMM
11 21 (0.11%) Puppet
12 19 (0.096%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 19 (0.096%) Cisco Prime
13 17 (0.086%) OVSD
13 17 (0.086%) Netcool
14 16 (0.081%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2893 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 1302 (6.59%) Oracle
3 787 (3.98%) SAP
4 627 (3.17%) Citrix
5 510 (2.58%) Cisco
6 506 (2.56%) HP
7 470 (2.38%) VMware
8 339 (1.72%) IBM
9 324 (1.64%) Business Objects
10 259 (1.31%) Remedy
11 191 (0.97%) Cognos
12 181 (0.92%) CheckPoint
13 179 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
14 158 (0.80%) Tableau
15 145 (0.73%) Google
16 140 (0.71%) Adobe
17 129 (0.65%) Lotus
18 120 (0.61%) Informatica
19 119 (0.60%) Teradata
20 118 (0.60%) ServiceNow
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