The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
UK
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 6815 8949 9620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.02% 17.20% 18.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.85% 18.10% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4484 5956 6248
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 383 538
Median hourly rate £15.89 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £10.64 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.85 £32.20 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 6283 £400 +6.66% 1541
London 0 2905 £425 - 584
South East -3 1136 £375 +7.14% 255
City of London +1 480 £433 -3.88% 153
North West 0 408 £350 +2.94% 157
West Midlands +1 407 £350 +7.27% 95
South West 0 406 £363 +3.57% 107
East of England -2 328 £350 -4.10% 108
Yorkshire -1 312 £350 +7.69% 138
Scotland -1 308 £342 +0.29% 57
East Midlands 0 270 £338 +3.84% 73
Berkshire -3 259 £391 +6.10% 31
Hampshire -7 217 £325 -7.14% 59
Surrey +5 212 £400 +3.35% 60
West Yorkshire -2 206 £350 +7.69% 91
Manchester -1 200 £339 -1.88% 77
Buckinghamshire -4 169 £345 +6.15% 33
Edinburgh 0 167 £375 +5.63% 40
Leeds -4 127 £350 +7.69% 61
Bristol +1 124 £342 -0.94% 53
Milton Keynes -4 124 £348 +3.73% 18
Wiltshire +5 110 £413 +0.60% 18
Northamptonshire +3 107 £403 +0.62% 17
Glasgow -3 99 £280 -13.84% 11
Warwickshire 0 96 £325 -0.38% 5
Essex -1 92 £300 -15.78% 9
Oxfordshire +2 90 £375 +9.09% 30
Hertfordshire -2 85 £394 +5.00% 34
Swindon +11 80 £425 +1.19% 10
Wales -7 80 £290 -10.76% 16

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 3984 (27.34%) Finance
2 2682 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2311 (15.86%) SQL
4 2278 (15.63%) Business Analysis
5 1923 (13.20%) Microsoft
6 1760 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
7 1719 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 1701 (11.67%) Windows
9 1632 (11.20%) Banking
10 1314 (9.02%) MS Excel
11 1254 (8.61%) ITIL
12 1120 (7.69%) MS Office
13 1032 (7.08%) Data Analysis
14 1022 (7.01%) Active Directory
14 1022 (7.01%) Project Management
15 954 (6.55%) Migration
16 922 (6.33%) Oracle
17 881 (6.05%) Retail
17 881 (6.05%) Security Cleared
18 837 (5.74%) Degree
19 834 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
20 806 (5.53%) Scrum
21 782 (5.37%) Change Management
22 773 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
23 740 (5.08%) User Stories
24 717 (4.92%) SQL Server
25 690 (4.74%) SAP
26 686 (4.71%) Analytics
27 644 (4.42%) Test Scripting
28 631 (4.33%) Data Modelling

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 452 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 243 (1.67%) SAS
3 233 (1.60%) MS Exchange
4 155 (1.06%) CMS
5 152 (1.04%) Confluence
6 105 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 101 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 101 (0.69%) IIS
8 92 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 92 (0.63%) Skype for Business
9 56 (0.38%) Apache Spark
10 49 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 49 (0.34%) IBM Notes
11 46 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
12 45 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
13 41 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
14 38 (0.26%) Apache
15 30 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
15 30 (0.21%) Tomcat
16 27 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1314 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 1120 (7.69%) MS Office
3 448 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 426 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 212 (1.46%) MS Project
6 163 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
7 35 (0.24%) SPSS
8 8 (0.055%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.055%) Stata
9 6 (0.041%) LaTeX
9 6 (0.041%) Mingle
10 4 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.027%) Open Workbench
10 4 (0.027%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.021%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.021%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.014%) InDesign
12 2 (0.014%) Maya
Business Applications
1 223 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 60 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 57 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 52 (0.36%) SAP FI
6 49 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 44 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 43 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
9 42 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
10 41 (0.28%) SAP CO
10 41 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
11 38 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
12 34 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
12 34 (0.23%) thinkFolio
13 29 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
13 29 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 28 (0.19%) Maximo
15 26 (0.18%) SAP HR
15 26 (0.18%) Sonata
16 22 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 259 (1.78%) Office 365
2 98 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (0.60%) SaaS
4 78 (0.54%) Google Analytics
5 50 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
6 46 (0.32%) IaaS
7 44 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
8 37 (0.25%) PaaS
9 26 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
11 21 (0.14%) GitHub
12 18 (0.12%) G Suite
12 18 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
13 15 (0.10%) Google Tag Manager
13 15 (0.10%) Mimecast
14 14 (0.096%) OneDrive
15 10 (0.069%) Force.com
16 8 (0.055%) Trello
17 7 (0.048%) Google Drive
18 4 (0.027%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 373 (2.56%) Firewall
2 251 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 250 (1.72%) LAN
4 235 (1.61%) WAN
5 184 (1.26%) Internet
6 183 (1.26%) DNS
7 171 (1.17%) VPN
8 143 (0.98%) Network Security
9 131 (0.90%) Wireless
10 124 (0.85%) DHCP
11 105 (0.72%) VoIP
12 77 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
13 75 (0.51%) Intranet
14 67 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
15 64 (0.44%) SAN
16 57 (0.39%) HTTP
17 46 (0.32%) Skype
18 45 (0.31%) Unified Communications
19 43 (0.30%) MPLS
20 41 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 717 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 479 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 285 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 277 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 258 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 209 (1.43%) Big Data
7 197 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 196 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
9 142 (0.97%) QlikView
10 127 (0.87%) Hadoop
11 117 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 103 (0.71%) DB2
13 92 (0.63%) MS Access
14 87 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
15 85 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
16 84 (0.58%) Data Mining
17 69 (0.47%) GIS
17 69 (0.47%) Power BI
18 67 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
19 62 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 512 (3.51%) JIRA
2 343 (2.35%) Selenium
3 173 (1.19%) Cucumber
4 164 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 141 (0.97%) WebDriver
6 106 (0.73%) SoapUI
7 103 (0.71%) Jenkins
8 98 (0.67%) HP UFT
9 88 (0.60%) Visual Studio
10 75 (0.51%) Git (software)
11 60 (0.41%) LoadRunner
12 54 (0.37%) JMeter
13 52 (0.36%) SpecFlow
14 41 (0.28%) Eclipse
15 37 (0.25%) Appium
16 33 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 32 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
18 30 (0.21%) Subversion
19 28 (0.19%) JUnit
19 28 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3984 (27.34%) Finance
2 1632 (11.20%) Banking
3 881 (6.05%) Retail
4 416 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 414 (2.84%) Front Office
5 414 (2.84%) Marketing
6 393 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 384 (2.64%) Legal
8 259 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 239 (1.64%) Back Office
10 194 (1.33%) Law
11 174 (1.19%) Advertising
12 135 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 128 (0.88%) Publishing
14 116 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 101 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 95 (0.65%) Billing
17 68 (0.47%) French Language
18 58 (0.40%) Games
19 56 (0.38%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 408 (2.80%) XML
2 310 (2.13%) Web Services
3 299 (2.05%) .NET
4 167 (1.15%) HTML
5 123 (0.84%) SOAP
6 76 (0.52%) Middleware
7 75 (0.51%) CSS
8 72 (0.49%) Gherkin
9 58 (0.40%) JSON
10 55 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
10 55 (0.38%) RESTful
11 48 (0.33%) REST
12 43 (0.30%) ASP.NET
13 42 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
14 38 (0.26%) .NET Framework
15 34 (0.23%) J2EE
16 31 (0.21%) XML Messaging
17 28 (0.19%) XSLT
18 27 (0.19%) FpML
19 24 (0.16%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1760 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 516 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 317 (2.18%) User Experience
4 308 (2.11%) Derivative
5 274 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 268 (1.84%) Data Centre
7 253 (1.74%) Fixed Income
8 244 (1.67%) NHS
9 230 (1.58%) Equities
10 168 (1.15%) Computer Science
11 159 (1.09%) Blackberry
12 138 (0.95%) Credit Risk
13 130 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 100 (0.69%) SWIFT
15 96 (0.66%) Reference Data
16 95 (0.65%) Mobile App
17 86 (0.59%) iPad
18 83 (0.57%) Fintech
19 80 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
20 78 (0.54%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1701 (11.67%) Windows
2 593 (4.07%) Windows 7
3 504 (3.46%) Unix
4 480 (3.29%) Linux
5 323 (2.22%) Windows Server
6 202 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 169 (1.16%) Windows XP
8 162 (1.11%) Windows 10
9 153 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 122 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 107 (0.73%) Windows 8
12 98 (0.67%) Android
13 83 (0.57%) AIX
14 75 (0.51%) Apple iOS
15 45 (0.31%) Mac OS X
16 36 (0.25%) Windows 2000
17 28 (0.19%) Windows Vista
18 24 (0.16%) Solaris
19 16 (0.11%) MVS
19 16 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2682 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2278 (15.63%) Business Analysis
3 1719 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 1254 (8.61%) ITIL
5 1032 (7.08%) Data Analysis
6 1022 (7.01%) Project Management
7 954 (6.55%) Migration
8 834 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
9 806 (5.53%) Scrum
10 782 (5.37%) Change Management
11 773 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
12 740 (5.08%) User Stories
13 686 (4.71%) Analytics
14 644 (4.42%) Test Scripting
15 631 (4.33%) Data Modelling
16 593 (4.07%) CRM
17 568 (3.90%) Use Case
18 525 (3.60%) SDLC
19 517 (3.55%) Service Management
20 507 (3.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2311 (15.86%) SQL
2 530 (3.64%) Java
3 332 (2.28%) Python
4 322 (2.21%) C#
5 235 (1.61%) VBA
6 202 (1.39%) T-SQL
7 171 (1.17%) JavaScript
8 148 (1.02%) PowerShell
9 147 (1.01%) C
10 143 (0.98%) R
11 126 (0.86%) PL/SQL
12 97 (0.67%) Perl
13 91 (0.62%) C++
14 79 (0.54%) VB
15 64 (0.44%) Shell Script
16 55 (0.38%) VBScript
17 47 (0.32%) Bash Shell
18 44 (0.30%) Ruby
19 33 (0.23%) PHP
20 30 (0.21%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 881 (6.05%) Security Cleared
2 837 (5.74%) Degree
3 601 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 533 (3.66%) ISEB
5 249 (1.71%) ISTQB
6 214 (1.47%) CISSP
7 164 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
8 138 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 128 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 113 (0.78%) DV Cleared
11 103 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 100 (0.69%) CISM
13 86 (0.59%) CCNA
14 79 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
15 72 (0.49%) MCP
16 70 (0.48%) CISA
17 59 (0.40%) CCNP
18 58 (0.40%) MCSE
19 55 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 50 (0.34%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 573 (3.93%) QA
2 365 (2.51%) SLA
3 345 (2.37%) Data Quality
4 337 (2.31%) MiFID
5 138 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 113 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
7 87 (0.60%) EMIR
8 81 (0.56%) PCI DSS
9 76 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
10 70 (0.48%) IFRS
11 68 (0.47%) Solvency II
12 61 (0.42%) GDPR
13 53 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 45 (0.31%) IFRS 9
15 38 (0.26%) SEPA
16 26 (0.18%) COBIT
16 26 (0.18%) FATCA
17 23 (0.16%) ISO 9001
18 18 (0.12%) HL7
19 16 (0.11%) ISO20022
System Software
1 1022 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 206 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (0.60%) XenApp
4 72 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 54 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 52 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 48 (0.33%) vSphere
8 42 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 26 (0.18%) BitLocker
10 26 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 22 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
12 21 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 19 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 16 (0.11%) Firmware
15 11 (0.075%) RACF
16 9 (0.062%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.055%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.055%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 8 (0.055%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 199 (1.37%) SCCM
2 169 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 69 (0.47%) Tivoli
4 42 (0.29%) QRadar
5 38 (0.26%) SCOM
6 31 (0.21%) Control-M
6 31 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
7 30 (0.21%) Nessus
8 29 (0.20%) WSUS
9 27 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 27 (0.19%) Kibana
10 24 (0.16%) AirWatch
10 24 (0.16%) logstash
10 24 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 23 (0.16%) Puppet
11 23 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 21 (0.14%) NetBackup
13 20 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
14 19 (0.13%) Nagios
15 16 (0.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 1923 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 922 (6.33%) Oracle
3 690 (4.74%) SAP
4 357 (2.45%) Cisco
5 346 (2.37%) VMware
6 344 (2.36%) Citrix
7 274 (1.88%) HP
8 210 (1.44%) Tableau
9 203 (1.39%) IBM
10 161 (1.11%) Google
11 160 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
12 153 (1.05%) ServiceNow
13 135 (0.93%) Remedy
14 128 (0.88%) Splunk
15 112 (0.77%) CheckPoint
16 95 (0.65%) Intel Security
17 94 (0.65%) Apple
18 93 (0.64%) Bloomberg
19 92 (0.63%) Adobe
20 81 (0.56%) Teradata
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £405 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Red10
Rate: £475 - £525 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 1 hour ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £10 to £11 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Marie Stopes International
Rate: £26 - £40 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hanover Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £200 to £220 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday