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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 10216 9759 12557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.44% 18.35% 21.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.96% 19.80% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6401 6045 7578
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £202 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 593 798
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.96 £27.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -6.45%

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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 9275 £375 - 2364
London +1 4344 £410 -3.52% 1055
South East +3 1661 £330 -5.71% 394
City of London +1 1131 £425 -1.16% 438
East of England 0 602 £358 +2.14% 137
North West +2 592 £315 +1.61% 195
South West 0 571 £350 -0.70% 168
Yorkshire +1 525 £325 +4.83% 185
Scotland -1 493 £350 +9.37% 107
West Midlands 0 441 £325 -7.14% 109
West Yorkshire +2 406 £325 - 130
East Midlands +2 361 £375 +17.18% 80
Berkshire +2 341 £350 +7.69% 77
Hampshire -1 320 £325 -13.33% 72
Buckinghamshire +1 317 £325 +4.83% 61
Manchester +1 272 £315 +1.61% 115
Edinburgh 0 268 £363 +8.20% 47
Surrey +3 244 £340 -2.85% 64
Leeds 0 229 £315 +1.61% 81
Milton Keynes -1 220 £330 +7.31% 29
Wales +2 184 £350 +7.69% 50
Bristol 0 172 £325 -7.14% 67
Cheshire +3 171 £310 +0.64% 42
South Wales +2 166 £338 +3.05% 41
Wiltshire +2 152 £334 -8.42% 26
Hertfordshire +2 148 £363 +15.07% 40
Bedfordshire +6 141 £400 +57.63% 33
Glasgow -4 134 £318 +5.83% 35
Northamptonshire 0 128 £425 +7.93% 24
Cardiff +4 127 £345 +1.47% 33

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5708 (27.75%) Finance
2 3745 (18.21%) SQL
3 3072 (14.94%) Business Analysis
4 2809 (13.66%) Banking
5 2772 (13.48%) Microsoft
6 2647 (12.87%) Windows
7 2202 (10.71%) MS Excel
8 1932 (9.39%) ITIL
9 1824 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 1786 (8.68%) MS Office
11 1611 (7.83%) Project Management
12 1553 (7.55%) Oracle
13 1494 (7.26%) Retail
14 1478 (7.19%) Active Directory
15 1408 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
16 1318 (6.41%) Data Analysis
17 1239 (6.02%) SQL Server
18 1234 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
19 1200 (5.83%) Migration
20 1120 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
21 1038 (5.05%) Degree
22 1006 (4.89%) Test Scripting
23 999 (4.86%) Windows 7
24 975 (4.74%) Security Cleared
25 955 (4.64%) ISEB
26 950 (4.62%) Investment Banking
27 947 (4.60%) Change Management
28 927 (4.51%) SAP
29 899 (4.37%) UNIX
30 867 (4.22%) QA

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 785 (3.82%) SharePoint
2 499 (2.43%) MS Exchange
3 460 (2.24%) SAS
4 215 (1.05%) CMS
5 193 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 185 (0.90%) IBM Notes
7 183 (0.89%) WebSphere
8 150 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 145 (0.70%) IIS
10 124 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 109 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
12 94 (0.46%) Lync
13 92 (0.45%) WebLogic
14 87 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
15 60 (0.29%) Apache
16 59 (0.29%) Tomcat
17 53 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
18 47 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
19 43 (0.21%) Drupal
20 41 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2202 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 1786 (8.68%) MS Office
3 691 (3.36%) MS Visio
4 684 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 412 (2.00%) MS Project
6 175 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 104 (0.51%) SPSS
8 38 (0.18%) PowerPivot
9 31 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 13 (0.063%) FastStats
11 12 (0.058%) Photoshop
12 7 (0.034%) Stata
13 6 (0.029%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.024%) Mingle
15 4 (0.019%) Final Cut Pro
16 3 (0.015%) Adobe Captivate
16 3 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
16 3 (0.015%) InDesign
17 2 (0.010%) Gephi
17 2 (0.010%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 186 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 163 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 118 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 92 (0.45%) Markit EDM
5 81 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 75 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 74 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
8 62 (0.30%) SAP HR
9 61 (0.30%) SAP SD
10 60 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
11 59 (0.29%) SAP FI
11 59 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
12 58 (0.28%) Agresso
13 53 (0.26%) SAP CO
14 52 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
14 52 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
14 52 (0.25%) Google Analytics
15 45 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
16 37 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
16 37 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 100 (0.49%) Office 365
2 85 (0.41%) SaaS
3 28 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
4 23 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (0.11%) Google Apps
6 20 (0.097%) Force.com
7 11 (0.053%) IBM Blueworks
8 7 (0.034%) Taleo
9 6 (0.029%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (0.024%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.010%) Heroku
11 2 (0.010%) PaaS
12 1 (0.005%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.005%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.005%) IaaS
12 1 (0.005%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.005%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 348 (1.69%) Firewall
2 329 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 260 (1.26%) LAN
4 257 (1.25%) Internet
5 240 (1.17%) WAN
6 227 (1.10%) SAN
7 207 (1.01%) DNS
8 163 (0.79%) VPN
9 143 (0.70%) DHCP
10 142 (0.69%) Intranet
11 129 (0.63%) Wireless
12 120 (0.58%) VoIP
13 96 (0.47%) Network Security
14 93 (0.45%) FTP
14 93 (0.45%) HTTP
15 58 (0.28%) MPLS
16 55 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
17 52 (0.25%) LDAP
18 47 (0.23%) NAS
19 46 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1239 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 833 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
3 420 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 352 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 313 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 279 (1.36%) Oracle Database
7 273 (1.33%) MS Access
8 252 (1.23%) Data Mining
9 224 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 207 (1.01%) QlikView
11 181 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 139 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
13 121 (0.59%) DB2
14 110 (0.53%) MySQL
15 104 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
16 102 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
17 94 (0.46%) Big Data
18 86 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
19 82 (0.40%) RDBMS
20 73 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 332 (1.61%) Selenium
2 302 (1.47%) JIRA
3 227 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 188 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 181 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
6 134 (0.65%) Cucumber
7 117 (0.57%) WebDriver
8 82 (0.40%) LoadRunner
9 76 (0.37%) SoapUI
10 65 (0.32%) JMeter
11 64 (0.31%) FitNesse
12 55 (0.27%) Jenkins
13 54 (0.26%) Toad
13 54 (0.26%) Rational Rose
14 52 (0.25%) TestDirector
15 50 (0.24%) SpecFlow
16 43 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
17 39 (0.19%) Git (software)
17 39 (0.19%) Eclipse
18 38 (0.18%) Maven
General
1 5708 (27.75%) Finance
2 2809 (13.66%) Banking
3 1494 (7.26%) Retail
4 950 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 593 (2.88%) Front Office
6 583 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 554 (2.69%) Marketing
8 475 (2.31%) Legal
9 401 (1.95%) Back Office
10 297 (1.44%) Retail Banking
11 249 (1.21%) Manufacturing
12 243 (1.18%) Publishing
13 239 (1.16%) Law
14 231 (1.12%) Financial Institution
15 195 (0.95%) Billing
16 194 (0.94%) Advertising
17 162 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
18 103 (0.50%) General Ledger
19 90 (0.44%) French Language
20 85 (0.41%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 707 (3.44%) .NET
2 475 (2.31%) XML
3 373 (1.81%) HTML
4 317 (1.54%) Web Services
5 184 (0.89%) ASP.NET
6 142 (0.69%) Middleware
7 141 (0.69%) SOAP
8 132 (0.64%) CSS
9 130 (0.63%) J2EE
10 94 (0.46%) JSP
11 65 (0.32%) MDX
11 65 (0.32%) REST
12 61 (0.30%) XSLT
13 60 (0.29%) WCF
14 56 (0.27%) .NET Framework
15 52 (0.25%) Spring
15 52 (0.25%) jQuery
16 48 (0.23%) Gherkin
17 46 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
18 41 (0.20%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 725 (3.52%) NHS
2 719 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 485 (2.36%) Derivative
4 367 (1.78%) Blackberry
5 315 (1.53%) Fixed Income
6 279 (1.36%) Credit Risk
7 271 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 232 (1.13%) Equities
9 220 (1.07%) Mobile App
10 201 (0.98%) Statistics
11 176 (0.86%) Market Risk
12 160 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 146 (0.71%) Computer Science
14 139 (0.68%) Mathematics
14 139 (0.68%) Reference Data
15 118 (0.57%) Open Source
16 117 (0.57%) CMDB
17 115 (0.56%) Data Integration
18 113 (0.55%) Data Extraction
19 104 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2647 (12.87%) Windows
2 999 (4.86%) Windows 7
3 899 (4.37%) UNIX
4 742 (3.61%) Windows XP
5 545 (2.65%) Linux
6 508 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 426 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 147 (0.71%) Android
9 143 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 140 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 113 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 102 (0.50%) Solaris
13 90 (0.44%) Windows Vista
14 83 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 66 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 65 (0.32%) AIX
17 63 (0.31%) Windows 2000
18 27 (0.13%) HPUX
19 23 (0.11%) VMS
20 22 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3072 (14.94%) Business Analysis
2 1932 (9.39%) ITIL
3 1824 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 1611 (7.83%) Project Management
5 1408 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1318 (6.41%) Data Analysis
7 1234 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1200 (5.83%) Migration
9 1120 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
10 1006 (4.89%) Test Scripting
11 947 (4.60%) Change Management
12 866 (4.21%) UML
13 840 (4.08%) CRM
14 838 (4.07%) Use Case
15 818 (3.98%) Scrum
16 816 (3.97%) Data Modelling
17 815 (3.96%) E-Commerce
18 665 (3.23%) Analytics
19 638 (3.10%) PRINCE2
20 626 (3.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3745 (18.21%) SQL
2 683 (3.32%) Java
3 502 (2.44%) VBA
4 476 (2.31%) C#
5 259 (1.26%) T-SQL
6 252 (1.23%) JavaScript
7 233 (1.13%) VB
8 230 (1.12%) PL/SQL
9 154 (0.75%) C
10 153 (0.74%) Perl
11 142 (0.69%) Python
12 134 (0.65%) C++
13 125 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 123 (0.60%) PowerShell
15 79 (0.38%) VBScript
16 78 (0.38%) PHP
17 70 (0.34%) Ruby
18 67 (0.33%) Bash Shell
19 59 (0.29%) VB.NET
20 57 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 1038 (5.05%) Degree
2 975 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 955 (4.64%) ISEB
4 693 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 428 (2.08%) ISTQB
6 270 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 235 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 232 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 166 (0.81%) CISSP
10 155 (0.75%) MCP
11 152 (0.74%) DV Cleared
12 124 (0.60%) MCSE
13 104 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
14 103 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 93 (0.45%) PMI Certification
16 82 (0.40%) CCNA
17 72 (0.35%) CISM
18 63 (0.31%) PMP
19 61 (0.30%) CIMA
20 60 (0.29%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 867 (4.22%) QA
2 524 (2.55%) SLA
3 183 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 137 (0.67%) EMIR
5 126 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 119 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 114 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
8 103 (0.50%) Basel III
9 87 (0.42%) PCI DSS
10 84 (0.41%) Solvency II
11 73 (0.35%) ISO 9001
12 51 (0.25%) Basel II
13 49 (0.24%) FATCA
14 40 (0.19%) MiFID
15 36 (0.18%) COBIT
16 26 (0.13%) AIFMD
16 26 (0.13%) COREP
17 25 (0.12%) FINREP
18 24 (0.12%) P3O
18 24 (0.12%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1478 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 216 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (0.51%) XenApp
4 80 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 64 (0.31%) VMware ESX
6 53 (0.26%) vSphere
7 46 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (0.16%) Terminal Services
9 28 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 24 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 20 (0.097%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 20 (0.097%) XenServer
12 15 (0.073%) Xen
13 14 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.068%) NFS
13 14 (0.068%) ISA Server
13 14 (0.068%) NLBS
13 14 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 13 (0.063%) VMware Server
14 13 (0.063%) RACF
Systems Management
1 470 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
2 202 (0.98%) SCCM
3 94 (0.46%) Tivoli
4 73 (0.35%) Backup Exec
5 60 (0.29%) Control-M
6 54 (0.26%) OpenView
7 49 (0.24%) NetBackup
8 45 (0.22%) SCOM
9 40 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 38 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 34 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
12 32 (0.16%) OVSD
13 30 (0.15%) WSUS
14 24 (0.12%) Nessus
14 24 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
15 22 (0.11%) Nagios
16 21 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
17 18 (0.088%) Netcool
18 17 (0.083%) HP UCMDB
19 16 (0.078%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2772 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 1553 (7.55%) Oracle
3 927 (4.51%) SAP
4 683 (3.32%) HP
5 626 (3.04%) Citrix
6 430 (2.09%) VMware
7 342 (1.66%) Cisco
8 336 (1.63%) Business Objects
9 304 (1.48%) Remedy
10 289 (1.41%) IBM
11 253 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
12 206 (1.00%) Cognos
13 188 (0.91%) Lotus
14 133 (0.65%) Tableau
15 113 (0.55%) Sybase
16 111 (0.54%) Siebel
17 110 (0.53%) Charles River
18 109 (0.53%) Red Hat
18 109 (0.53%) Apple
19 108 (0.53%) Teradata
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