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 24 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
24 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 10179 9133 12746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.65% 19.15% 21.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.23% 20.72% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6482 5612 7626
Average daily rate £375 £380 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 501 651
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.88%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50313 44084 56073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.17% 92.43% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30713 25214 30795
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
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2177 2578
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 9335 £375 -3.84% 1031
London 0 4564 £400 -5.99% 439
South East 0 1616 £333 +2.38% 188
City of London +1 1343 £425 -2.29% 132
East of England 0 656 £375 +6.38% 77
South West 0 603 £350 +7.69% 64
North West 0 571 £320 +6.66% 75
Scotland 0 500 £340 +4.61% 41
Yorkshire -2 440 £305 -6.30% 68
Berkshire +5 410 £350 +7.69% 29
East Midlands +1 360 £344 +5.76% 54
West Yorkshire -2 339 £316 -4.96% 45
West Midlands -1 338 £350 +7.69% 41
Hampshire -2 324 £350 - 30
Buckinghamshire -1 290 £320 +15.31% 18
Manchester 0 280 £310 +1.22% 47
Edinburgh -1 266 £330 -5.71% 18
Milton Keynes -1 233 £325 +20.37% 14
Surrey -2 232 £333 -4.92% 47
Leeds -1 196 £310 -4.61% 26
Essex -1 175 £375 +11.11% 19
Bristol 0 167 £363 +11.53% 24
Wiltshire +2 153 £350 - 10
Cheshire +4 145 £340 +17.24% 11
Wales -1 143 £363 +9.43% 20
Bedfordshire +4 137 £400 +21.21% 10
North East -3 130 £275 -12.00% 25
South Wales 0 126 £350 +7.69% 17
Reading -3 122 £300 -11.43% 7
Northamptonshire 0 119 £438 +23.23% 17

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 5599 (29.18%) Finance
2 3545 (18.48%) SQL
3 3017 (15.73%) Banking
4 2762 (14.40%) Business Analysis
5 2533 (13.20%) Microsoft
6 2474 (12.90%) Windows
7 2123 (11.07%) MS Excel
8 1809 (9.43%) MS Office
9 1750 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 1674 (8.73%) ITIL
11 1509 (7.87%) Project Management
12 1498 (7.81%) Oracle
13 1297 (6.76%) Active Directory
14 1254 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
15 1225 (6.39%) Retail
16 1181 (6.16%) SQL Server
17 1115 (5.81%) Data Analysis
18 1113 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
19 1112 (5.80%) Migration
20 1048 (5.46%) Investment Banking
21 1018 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
22 966 (5.04%) Degree
23 908 (4.73%) Test Scripting
24 906 (4.72%) Windows 7
25 891 (4.64%) ISEB
26 875 (4.56%) Security Cleared
27 872 (4.55%) CRM
28 851 (4.44%) QA
29 830 (4.33%) UML
30 805 (4.20%) Windows XP

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 780 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 389 (2.03%) MS Exchange
3 375 (1.95%) SAS
4 192 (1.00%) CMS
5 167 (0.87%) WebSphere
6 164 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 159 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 142 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 130 (0.68%) IIS
10 127 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 74 (0.39%) Lync
11 74 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
12 60 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 60 (0.31%) WebLogic
13 57 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 51 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
15 43 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
15 43 (0.22%) Tomcat
16 41 (0.21%) Drupal
17 39 (0.20%) Apache
Applications
1 2123 (11.07%) MS Excel
2 1809 (9.43%) MS Office
3 658 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 543 (2.83%) MS Visio
5 410 (2.14%) MS Project
6 205 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 70 (0.36%) SPSS
8 34 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 29 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 28 (0.15%) InfoPath
11 10 (0.052%) Mingle
11 10 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (0.047%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.036%) FastStats
14 5 (0.026%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.026%) InDesign
15 2 (0.010%) Pro/ENGINEER
15 2 (0.010%) Stata
15 2 (0.010%) Mathematica
15 2 (0.010%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 171 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 106 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 84 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 76 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 64 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 64 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 57 (0.30%) Markit EDM
7 55 (0.29%) SAP HR
8 53 (0.28%) Agresso
8 53 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
9 52 (0.27%) Maximo
10 51 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
11 48 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
12 46 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
13 43 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
14 40 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 40 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
15 39 (0.20%) Summit
16 34 (0.18%) SAP SRM
17 32 (0.17%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 94 (0.49%) SaaS
2 37 (0.19%) Office 365
2 37 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
3 25 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.078%) Google Apps
6 14 (0.073%) Force.com
7 12 (0.063%) Taleo
8 10 (0.052%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (0.036%) PaaS
10 6 (0.031%) IaaS
11 4 (0.021%) GitHub
12 1 (0.005%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.005%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 257 (1.34%) TCP/IP
2 256 (1.33%) Firewall
3 243 (1.27%) Internet
4 242 (1.26%) LAN
5 217 (1.13%) WAN
6 205 (1.07%) VPN
7 148 (0.77%) DNS
8 132 (0.69%) SAN
9 118 (0.62%) Intranet
10 104 (0.54%) VoIP
11 100 (0.52%) DHCP
12 96 (0.50%) Wireless
13 80 (0.42%) FTP
14 79 (0.41%) Network Security
15 60 (0.31%) HTTP
16 56 (0.29%) LDAP
17 48 (0.25%) IP Telephony
18 39 (0.20%) SSL
19 38 (0.20%) MPLS
20 35 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1181 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 763 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
3 418 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 341 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 299 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 298 (1.55%) Oracle Database
7 283 (1.48%) MS Access
8 237 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 196 (1.02%) Data Mining
10 163 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 134 (0.70%) QlikView
12 127 (0.66%) RDBMS
13 125 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
14 110 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
15 96 (0.50%) DB2
16 95 (0.50%) MySQL
17 91 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
18 88 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
19 73 (0.38%) Big Data
20 62 (0.32%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 375 (1.95%) Selenium
2 240 (1.25%) JIRA
3 206 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 185 (0.96%) Visual Studio
5 183 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
6 121 (0.63%) WebDriver
7 116 (0.60%) Cucumber
8 99 (0.52%) SoapUI
9 92 (0.48%) LoadRunner
10 71 (0.37%) FitNesse
11 66 (0.34%) Jenkins
12 63 (0.33%) Subversion
13 54 (0.28%) JMeter
14 52 (0.27%) Toad
15 47 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 47 (0.24%) TestDirector
16 44 (0.23%) SpecFlow
17 42 (0.22%) Rational Rose
18 37 (0.19%) Maven
19 36 (0.19%) RequisitePro
General
1 5599 (29.18%) Finance
2 3017 (15.73%) Banking
3 1225 (6.39%) Retail
4 1048 (5.46%) Investment Banking
5 633 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 610 (3.18%) Front Office
7 531 (2.77%) Legal
8 466 (2.43%) Back Office
9 465 (2.42%) Marketing
10 306 (1.59%) Retail Banking
11 262 (1.37%) Law
12 214 (1.12%) Financial Institution
13 195 (1.02%) Publishing
14 179 (0.93%) Manufacturing
15 171 (0.89%) Billing
16 165 (0.86%) Advertising
17 132 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
18 99 (0.52%) Local Government
19 91 (0.47%) French Language
19 91 (0.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 707 (3.69%) .NET
2 474 (2.47%) XML
3 333 (1.74%) HTML
4 327 (1.70%) Web Services
5 166 (0.87%) SOAP
5 166 (0.87%) ASP.NET
6 142 (0.74%) CSS
7 133 (0.69%) J2EE
7 133 (0.69%) Middleware
8 80 (0.42%) XSLT
9 63 (0.33%) .NET Framework
10 61 (0.32%) WCF
11 58 (0.30%) REST
12 52 (0.27%) Spring
13 49 (0.26%) JSP
14 47 (0.24%) HTML5
15 45 (0.23%) jQuery
16 42 (0.22%) MDX
17 39 (0.20%) WPF
18 37 (0.19%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 733 (3.82%) NHS
2 640 (3.34%) Management Information System
3 552 (2.88%) Derivative
4 382 (1.99%) Blackberry
5 310 (1.62%) Fixed Income
6 285 (1.49%) Credit Risk
7 279 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 277 (1.44%) Equities
9 215 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 158 (0.82%) Statistics
11 156 (0.81%) Market Risk
12 143 (0.75%) Reference Data
13 137 (0.71%) Mathematics
14 135 (0.70%) Mainframe
15 127 (0.66%) Computer Science
16 101 (0.53%) Visualisation
17 96 (0.50%) FMCG
18 91 (0.47%) Equity Derivative
19 88 (0.46%) Data Extraction
20 87 (0.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2474 (12.90%) Windows
2 906 (4.72%) Windows 7
3 805 (4.20%) Windows XP
4 781 (4.07%) UNIX
5 455 (2.37%) Linux
6 427 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 344 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 120 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 116 (0.60%) Android
10 110 (0.57%) Solaris
11 93 (0.48%) AIX
12 76 (0.40%) Windows Vista
12 76 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 61 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 61 (0.32%) Windows 2000
14 59 (0.31%) Mac OS X
15 40 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 25 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
17 24 (0.13%) VMS
18 22 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2762 (14.40%) Business Analysis
2 1750 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 1674 (8.73%) ITIL
4 1509 (7.87%) Project Management
5 1254 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1115 (5.81%) Data Analysis
7 1113 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
8 1112 (5.80%) Migration
9 1018 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
10 908 (4.73%) Test Scripting
11 872 (4.55%) CRM
12 830 (4.33%) UML
13 784 (4.09%) Change Management
14 761 (3.97%) Data Modelling
15 755 (3.94%) Use Case
16 752 (3.92%) E-Commerce
17 686 (3.58%) Scrum
18 612 (3.19%) Asset Management
19 602 (3.14%) PRINCE2
20 589 (3.07%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3545 (18.48%) SQL
2 674 (3.51%) Java
3 485 (2.53%) C#
4 478 (2.49%) VBA
5 256 (1.33%) T-SQL
6 253 (1.32%) PL/SQL
7 239 (1.25%) JavaScript
8 225 (1.17%) VB
9 175 (0.91%) C
10 147 (0.77%) Perl
11 137 (0.71%) C++
12 125 (0.65%) Shell Script
13 121 (0.63%) Python
14 92 (0.48%) PowerShell
15 89 (0.46%) VB.NET
16 86 (0.45%) VBScript
17 85 (0.44%) PHP
18 82 (0.43%) Ruby
19 45 (0.23%) R
20 37 (0.19%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 966 (5.04%) Degree
2 891 (4.64%) ISEB
3 875 (4.56%) Security Cleared
4 614 (3.20%) SC Cleared
5 327 (1.70%) ISTQB
6 259 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
7 217 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 139 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 130 (0.68%) CISSP
10 129 (0.67%) MCP
11 108 (0.56%) MCSE
12 99 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 83 (0.43%) PMI Certification
14 82 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
15 78 (0.41%) CISM
16 65 (0.34%) ACCA
16 65 (0.34%) CIMA
17 54 (0.28%) CCNP
18 47 (0.24%) MCSA
18 47 (0.24%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 851 (4.44%) QA
2 427 (2.23%) SLA
3 184 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 168 (0.88%) EMIR
5 144 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
6 119 (0.62%) Basel III
7 107 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 101 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 98 (0.51%) ISO 9001
10 97 (0.51%) PCI DSS
11 57 (0.30%) CRD IV
12 52 (0.27%) FATCA
13 48 (0.25%) COREP
14 45 (0.23%) Solvency II
15 44 (0.23%) FINREP
16 43 (0.22%) MiFID
17 38 (0.20%) Basel II
18 30 (0.16%) COBIT
19 17 (0.089%) GxP
20 16 (0.083%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1297 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 182 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (0.59%) XenApp
4 73 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 57 (0.30%) VMware ESX
6 53 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 47 (0.24%) vSphere
8 38 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 38 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 24 (0.13%) Terminal Services
10 15 (0.078%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 14 (0.073%) XenServer
11 14 (0.073%) Xen
11 14 (0.073%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 14 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.068%) RACF
13 12 (0.063%) NFS
13 12 (0.063%) UAG
14 8 (0.042%) Forefront TMG
14 8 (0.042%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 435 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
2 181 (0.94%) SCCM
3 95 (0.50%) Tivoli
4 57 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 46 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
6 44 (0.23%) SCOM
7 35 (0.18%) Backup Exec
8 30 (0.16%) OpenView
9 28 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 26 (0.14%) OVSD
11 23 (0.12%) NetBackup
12 22 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
12 22 (0.11%) WSUS
13 21 (0.11%) Puppet
14 20 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
14 20 (0.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 19 (0.099%) Control-M
16 17 (0.089%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 16 (0.083%) Netcool
18 14 (0.073%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 2533 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 1498 (7.81%) Oracle
3 801 (4.18%) SAP
4 562 (2.93%) HP
5 560 (2.92%) Citrix
6 413 (2.15%) Business Objects
7 350 (1.82%) VMware
8 347 (1.81%) Cisco
9 298 (1.55%) IBM
10 293 (1.53%) Remedy
11 217 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 168 (0.88%) Cognos
13 166 (0.87%) Lotus
14 119 (0.62%) CheckPoint
15 107 (0.56%) Apple
15 107 (0.56%) Sybase
16 97 (0.51%) Bloomberg
17 96 (0.50%) Siebel
18 88 (0.46%) Teradata
19 85 (0.44%) Tableau
East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £120 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £000 - £1 per day + Open
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £375 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £380 - £400 per day + MARKET RATE
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Yoh Company
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Bristol, Avon
Westbourne Partners
Rate: £30,000 per annum
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London
Hydrogen Group
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Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
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London
ComputAppoint
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West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
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Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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