The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 10539 9192 12784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.72% 19.26% 21.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.29% 20.83% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6680 5655 7641
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 504 659
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 9673 £375 -3.84% 2191
London 0 4729 £400 -5.88% 968
South East +1 1698 £335 +3.07% 346
City of London +1 1390 £425 -2.85% 384
East of England 0 672 £375 +7.14% 129
South West 0 621 £350 +7.69% 191
North West +1 597 £315 +5.00% 180
Scotland 0 504 £350 +7.69% 105
Yorkshire -3 457 £310 -6.06% 164
Berkshire +6 453 £350 +7.69% 49
East Midlands 0 377 £325 - 85
West Yorkshire -2 351 £319 -5.97% 102
Hampshire -2 334 £350 - 71
West Midlands -2 333 £350 +7.69% 94
Manchester +1 298 £308 -0.80% 76
Buckinghamshire -1 296 £325 +14.03% 46
Edinburgh -1 266 £335 - 60
Surrey -2 239 £350 -0.07% 74
Milton Keynes -1 234 £325 +14.53% 25
Leeds -1 198 £311 -5.68% 60
Essex -1 183 £375 +11.11% 19
Bristol 0 172 £363 +11.53% 64
Wiltshire +1 158 £350 - 20
Cheshire +3 150 £350 +26.58% 44
Wales 0 147 £363 +9.43% 55
Bedfordshire +5 144 £400 +23.07% 22
North East -4 133 £275 -12.00% 24
South Wales 0 130 £363 +11.53% 44
Reading -1 129 £304 -7.95% 16
Northamptonshire 0 124 £425 +14.86% 35

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5690 (29.18%) Finance
2 3587 (18.39%) SQL
3 3089 (15.84%) Banking
4 2794 (14.33%) Business Analysis
5 2578 (13.22%) Microsoft
6 2510 (12.87%) Windows
7 2168 (11.12%) MS Excel
8 1831 (9.39%) MS Office
9 1780 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 1707 (8.75%) ITIL
11 1513 (7.76%) Project Management
12 1510 (7.74%) Oracle
13 1328 (6.81%) Active Directory
14 1270 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
15 1242 (6.37%) Retail
16 1195 (6.13%) SQL Server
17 1140 (5.85%) Data Analysis
18 1131 (5.80%) Migration
19 1124 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
20 1087 (5.57%) Investment Banking
21 1036 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
22 985 (5.05%) Degree
23 937 (4.80%) Windows 7
24 920 (4.72%) Test Scripting
25 909 (4.66%) ISEB
26 881 (4.52%) CRM
27 874 (4.48%) Security Cleared
28 855 (4.38%) QA
29 834 (4.28%) UML
30 829 (4.25%) SAP

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 802 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 397 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 376 (1.93%) SAS
4 188 (0.96%) CMS
5 165 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 164 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 163 (0.84%) IBM Notes
8 144 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 133 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 128 (0.66%) IIS
11 78 (0.40%) Lync
12 72 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
13 62 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
14 61 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 60 (0.31%) WebLogic
16 52 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
17 43 (0.22%) Tomcat
18 42 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
19 41 (0.21%) Apache
20 40 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 2168 (11.12%) MS Excel
2 1831 (9.39%) MS Office
3 668 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 553 (2.84%) MS Visio
5 413 (2.12%) MS Project
6 210 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
7 71 (0.36%) SPSS
8 34 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 30 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 28 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 12 (0.062%) Mingle
12 10 (0.051%) AutoCAD
12 10 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (0.036%) FastStats
14 5 (0.026%) InDesign
14 5 (0.026%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.010%) OmniGraffle
15 2 (0.010%) QuarkXPress
15 2 (0.010%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.010%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 177 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 105 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 85 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 76 (0.39%) SAP FI
5 65 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 64 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 60 (0.31%) Markit EDM
8 57 (0.29%) SAP HR
9 53 (0.27%) Maximo
9 53 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
10 51 (0.26%) Agresso
11 50 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
12 49 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
13 45 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
14 44 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
14 44 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 39 (0.20%) Summit
15 39 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
16 36 (0.18%) SAP SRM
17 32 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 95 (0.49%) SaaS
2 37 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
2 37 (0.19%) Office 365
3 24 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.077%) Google Apps
6 13 (0.067%) Force.com
7 12 (0.062%) Taleo
8 10 (0.051%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (0.036%) PaaS
10 6 (0.031%) IaaS
11 4 (0.021%) GitHub
12 1 (0.005%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.005%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 263 (1.35%) Firewall
2 262 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 248 (1.27%) Internet
4 244 (1.25%) LAN
5 221 (1.13%) WAN
6 209 (1.07%) VPN
7 151 (0.77%) DNS
8 136 (0.70%) SAN
9 125 (0.64%) Intranet
10 106 (0.54%) VoIP
11 102 (0.52%) DHCP
12 96 (0.49%) Wireless
13 81 (0.42%) Network Security
14 80 (0.41%) FTP
15 59 (0.30%) HTTP
16 57 (0.29%) LDAP
17 50 (0.26%) IP Telephony
18 41 (0.21%) SSL
19 38 (0.19%) MPLS
20 35 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1195 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 772 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
3 422 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 335 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 299 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 298 (1.53%) Oracle Database
7 286 (1.47%) MS Access
8 235 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 199 (1.02%) Data Mining
10 159 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 136 (0.70%) QlikView
12 129 (0.66%) RDBMS
13 128 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
14 109 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
15 96 (0.49%) MySQL
16 95 (0.49%) DB2
17 92 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
18 86 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
19 74 (0.38%) Big Data
20 66 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 380 (1.95%) Selenium
2 239 (1.23%) JIRA
3 206 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 190 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 185 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
6 119 (0.61%) Cucumber
6 119 (0.61%) WebDriver
7 103 (0.53%) SoapUI
8 91 (0.47%) LoadRunner
9 71 (0.36%) FitNesse
10 65 (0.33%) Jenkins
11 62 (0.32%) Subversion
12 53 (0.27%) Toad
13 49 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 48 (0.25%) JMeter
15 44 (0.23%) SpecFlow
15 44 (0.23%) TestDirector
16 38 (0.19%) Rational Rose
17 37 (0.19%) RequisitePro
18 33 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 5690 (29.18%) Finance
2 3089 (15.84%) Banking
3 1242 (6.37%) Retail
4 1087 (5.57%) Investment Banking
5 636 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 619 (3.17%) Front Office
7 538 (2.76%) Legal
8 476 (2.44%) Back Office
9 474 (2.43%) Marketing
10 314 (1.61%) Retail Banking
11 263 (1.35%) Law
12 217 (1.11%) Financial Institution
13 201 (1.03%) Publishing
14 180 (0.92%) Manufacturing
15 176 (0.90%) Billing
16 171 (0.88%) Advertising
17 133 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
18 104 (0.53%) Local Government
19 96 (0.49%) Games
20 89 (0.46%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 705 (3.62%) .NET
2 480 (2.46%) XML
3 338 (1.73%) Web Services
4 332 (1.70%) HTML
5 171 (0.88%) SOAP
6 169 (0.87%) ASP.NET
7 139 (0.71%) CSS
8 137 (0.70%) Middleware
9 130 (0.67%) J2EE
10 80 (0.41%) XSLT
11 63 (0.32%) .NET Framework
12 62 (0.32%) WCF
13 59 (0.30%) REST
14 52 (0.27%) Spring
15 49 (0.25%) JSP
16 46 (0.24%) HTML5
17 44 (0.23%) jQuery
18 43 (0.22%) MDX
18 43 (0.22%) WPF
19 37 (0.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 736 (3.77%) NHS
2 649 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 571 (2.93%) Derivative
4 395 (2.03%) Blackberry
5 309 (1.58%) Fixed Income
6 289 (1.48%) Credit Risk
7 283 (1.45%) Equities
8 280 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 213 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 159 (0.82%) Market Risk
10 159 (0.82%) Statistics
11 152 (0.78%) Reference Data
12 142 (0.73%) Mainframe
13 135 (0.69%) Mathematics
14 126 (0.65%) Computer Science
15 102 (0.52%) FMCG
16 101 (0.52%) Visualisation
17 98 (0.50%) Equity Derivative
18 94 (0.48%) Data Extraction
19 92 (0.47%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2510 (12.87%) Windows
2 937 (4.80%) Windows 7
3 825 (4.23%) Windows XP
4 788 (4.04%) UNIX
5 461 (2.36%) Linux
6 436 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 354 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 121 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 117 (0.60%) Android
10 112 (0.57%) Solaris
11 92 (0.47%) AIX
12 77 (0.39%) Windows Vista
13 76 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 61 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 61 (0.31%) Windows 2000
14 61 (0.31%) Mac OS X
15 38 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 25 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
17 24 (0.12%) VMS
18 22 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2794 (14.33%) Business Analysis
2 1780 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 1707 (8.75%) ITIL
4 1513 (7.76%) Project Management
5 1270 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1140 (5.85%) Data Analysis
7 1131 (5.80%) Migration
8 1124 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
9 1036 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
10 920 (4.72%) Test Scripting
11 881 (4.52%) CRM
12 834 (4.28%) UML
13 808 (4.14%) Change Management
14 765 (3.92%) Data Modelling
15 764 (3.92%) Use Case
16 756 (3.88%) E-Commerce
17 694 (3.56%) Scrum
18 625 (3.20%) Asset Management
19 614 (3.15%) PRINCE2
20 590 (3.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3587 (18.39%) SQL
2 690 (3.54%) Java
3 491 (2.52%) C#
4 487 (2.50%) VBA
5 257 (1.32%) PL/SQL
6 254 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 238 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 235 (1.21%) VB
9 186 (0.95%) C
10 149 (0.76%) Perl
11 140 (0.72%) C++
12 132 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 122 (0.63%) Python
14 96 (0.49%) PowerShell
15 92 (0.47%) VBScript
16 89 (0.46%) VB.NET
17 84 (0.43%) PHP
18 83 (0.43%) Ruby
19 43 (0.22%) R
20 38 (0.19%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 985 (5.05%) Degree
2 909 (4.66%) ISEB
3 874 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 613 (3.14%) SC Cleared
5 331 (1.70%) ISTQB
6 264 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
7 217 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 132 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 131 (0.67%) MCP
9 131 (0.67%) CISSP
10 107 (0.55%) MCSE
11 102 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 86 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 86 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 79 (0.41%) CISM
14 67 (0.34%) ACCA
15 65 (0.33%) CIMA
16 54 (0.28%) CCNP
17 48 (0.25%) IIBA
18 47 (0.24%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 855 (4.38%) QA
2 438 (2.25%) SLA
3 194 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 176 (0.90%) EMIR
5 150 (0.77%) Dodd-Frank
6 121 (0.62%) Basel III
7 113 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 108 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 100 (0.51%) PCI DSS
10 97 (0.50%) ISO 9001
11 59 (0.30%) CRD IV
12 51 (0.26%) FATCA
13 49 (0.25%) COREP
14 44 (0.23%) FINREP
14 44 (0.23%) MiFID
15 41 (0.21%) Solvency II
16 39 (0.20%) Basel II
17 33 (0.17%) COBIT
18 17 (0.087%) GxP
19 16 (0.082%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1328 (6.81%) Active Directory
2 186 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (0.63%) XenApp
4 74 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 58 (0.30%) VMware ESX
6 53 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 48 (0.25%) vSphere
8 38 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 38 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 23 (0.12%) Terminal Services
10 18 (0.092%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 17 (0.087%) Xen
12 14 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.072%) XenServer
13 13 (0.067%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 13 (0.067%) RACF
13 13 (0.067%) UAG
14 12 (0.062%) NFS
15 8 (0.041%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.036%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 439 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
2 185 (0.95%) SCCM
3 96 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 58 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 48 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
6 44 (0.23%) SCOM
7 31 (0.16%) OpenView
7 31 (0.16%) Backup Exec
8 27 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 26 (0.13%) OVSD
10 24 (0.12%) Puppet
10 24 (0.12%) NetBackup
11 23 (0.12%) WSUS
11 23 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
12 20 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
12 20 (0.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 20 (0.10%) Control-M
13 17 (0.087%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 16 (0.082%) Netcool
15 15 (0.077%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 2578 (13.22%) Microsoft
2 1510 (7.74%) Oracle
3 829 (4.25%) SAP
4 568 (2.91%) Citrix
5 566 (2.90%) HP
6 416 (2.13%) Business Objects
7 361 (1.85%) VMware
8 354 (1.82%) Cisco
9 302 (1.55%) Remedy
10 295 (1.51%) IBM
11 220 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 165 (0.85%) Cognos
12 165 (0.85%) Lotus
13 122 (0.63%) CheckPoint
14 109 (0.56%) Apple
15 108 (0.55%) Sybase
16 102 (0.52%) Siebel
17 94 (0.48%) Bloomberg
18 92 (0.47%) Teradata
19 86 (0.44%) Informatica
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