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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 10270 9354 12071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.79% 18.30% 20.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.35% 19.77% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6416 5695 7226
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.22% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 586 586 787
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.31
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.55%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 9320 £370 -3.89% 2239
London +1 4339 £401 -5.70% 932
South East +3 1697 £325 -7.14% 371
City of London +1 1174 £425 -2.85% 369
East of England 0 631 £375 +10.29% 124
North West +2 580 £320 - 170
South West 0 569 £350 -0.42% 199
Yorkshire +1 523 £325 +3.17% 178
Scotland 0 498 £350 +7.69% 75
West Midlands 0 429 £325 -2.25% 101
West Yorkshire +1 395 £325 - 117
East Midlands +2 362 £350 - 114
Buckinghamshire 0 357 £325 +4.83% 49
Berkshire +2 356 £336 -0.37% 71
Hampshire +1 308 £325 -7.14% 69
Edinburgh 0 289 £350 +3.32% 32
Surrey +4 252 £336 -3.92% 73
Manchester 0 248 £318 -2.30% 84
Milton Keynes -1 246 £325 +5.69% 21
Leeds 0 224 £301 -2.82% 79
Wales +1 183 £350 +7.69% 37
South Wales +1 169 £340 +3.03% 28
Cheshire +2 165 £315 +11.50% 49
Wiltshire +2 163 £368 +0.68% 39
Bristol 0 151 £325 -6.47% 58
Bedfordshire +1 146 £410 +26.15% 24
Hertfordshire +3 141 £369 +15.23% 35
Essex +1 136 £323 -5.14% 15
Glasgow -2 130 £305 +1.66% 27
Northamptonshire 0 129 £425 - 45

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5772 (27.96%) Finance
2 3783 (18.32%) SQL
3 3125 (15.14%) Business Analysis
4 2816 (13.64%) Banking
5 2759 (13.36%) Microsoft
6 2636 (12.77%) Windows
7 2156 (10.44%) MS Excel
8 1910 (9.25%) ITIL
9 1839 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 1797 (8.70%) MS Office
11 1613 (7.81%) Project Management
12 1588 (7.69%) Oracle
13 1465 (7.10%) Active Directory
14 1445 (7.00%) Retail
15 1428 (6.92%) User Acceptance Testing
16 1305 (6.32%) Data Analysis
17 1269 (6.15%) SQL Server
18 1209 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
19 1200 (5.81%) Migration
20 1135 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
21 1077 (5.22%) Degree
22 1023 (4.96%) Test Scripting
23 996 (4.82%) Windows 7
24 983 (4.76%) Security Cleared
25 960 (4.65%) Change Management
26 955 (4.63%) Investment Banking
27 950 (4.60%) ISEB
28 929 (4.50%) SAP
29 922 (4.47%) UML
30 903 (4.37%) CRM

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 786 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 471 (2.28%) MS Exchange
3 468 (2.27%) SAS
4 220 (1.07%) CMS
5 205 (0.99%) WebSphere
6 183 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 177 (0.86%) IBM Notes
8 152 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 136 (0.66%) IIS
10 124 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 106 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
12 89 (0.43%) Lync
13 87 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
13 87 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 61 (0.30%) Tomcat
15 59 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
16 56 (0.27%) Apache
17 51 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
18 44 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
19 41 (0.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 2156 (10.44%) MS Excel
2 1797 (8.70%) MS Office
3 667 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 658 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 425 (2.06%) MS Project
6 171 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 105 (0.51%) SPSS
8 36 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 33 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 11 (0.053%) Photoshop
11 10 (0.048%) FastStats
12 8 (0.039%) Mingle
12 8 (0.039%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.034%) Stata
14 3 (0.015%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.015%) InDesign
15 2 (0.010%) Gephi
15 2 (0.010%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.010%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 195 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 158 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 108 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 85 (0.41%) Markit EDM
5 79 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 66 (0.32%) SAP FI
7 63 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
8 62 (0.30%) SAP HR
9 61 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 60 (0.29%) SAP CO
11 59 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
11 59 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
12 56 (0.27%) SAP SD
12 56 (0.27%) Agresso
13 55 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
14 52 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
15 48 (0.23%) Maximo
16 44 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
17 42 (0.20%) Google Analytics
18 38 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 91 (0.44%) Office 365
2 77 (0.37%) SaaS
3 34 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
6 21 (0.10%) Google Apps
7 20 (0.097%) Force.com
8 10 (0.048%) IBM Blueworks
9 8 (0.039%) Taleo
10 5 (0.024%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (0.024%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.015%) IaaS
12 2 (0.010%) Heroku
12 2 (0.010%) PaaS
13 1 (0.005%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.005%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.005%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.005%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 328 (1.59%) Firewall
2 322 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 265 (1.28%) LAN
4 255 (1.24%) Internet
5 245 (1.19%) WAN
6 228 (1.10%) SAN
7 204 (0.99%) DNS
8 177 (0.86%) VPN
9 145 (0.70%) Intranet
10 141 (0.68%) DHCP
11 121 (0.59%) Wireless
12 118 (0.57%) VoIP
13 97 (0.47%) FTP
14 83 (0.40%) HTTP
15 77 (0.37%) Network Security
16 57 (0.28%) LDAP
17 54 (0.26%) MPLS
18 49 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
19 47 (0.23%) NAS
20 46 (0.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1269 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 853 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
3 422 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 356 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 317 (1.54%) Relational Database
6 291 (1.41%) Oracle Database
7 262 (1.27%) MS Access
8 261 (1.26%) Data Mining
9 235 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 210 (1.02%) QlikView
11 187 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 137 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
13 114 (0.55%) DB2
14 106 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
14 106 (0.51%) MySQL
15 102 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
16 97 (0.47%) Big Data
17 90 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
18 82 (0.40%) RDBMS
19 80 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 338 (1.64%) Selenium
2 289 (1.40%) JIRA
3 236 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 191 (0.93%) Visual Studio
5 186 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
6 136 (0.66%) Cucumber
7 116 (0.56%) WebDriver
8 81 (0.39%) SoapUI
9 80 (0.39%) LoadRunner
10 76 (0.37%) FitNesse
11 60 (0.29%) JMeter
12 57 (0.28%) Jenkins
13 55 (0.27%) Rational Rose
14 50 (0.24%) Toad
14 50 (0.24%) SpecFlow
15 48 (0.23%) TestDirector
16 46 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
17 41 (0.20%) Eclipse
18 39 (0.19%) Git (software)
18 39 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 5772 (27.96%) Finance
2 2816 (13.64%) Banking
3 1445 (7.00%) Retail
4 955 (4.63%) Investment Banking
5 611 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 599 (2.90%) Front Office
7 557 (2.70%) Marketing
8 462 (2.24%) Legal
9 414 (2.01%) Back Office
10 294 (1.42%) Retail Banking
11 243 (1.18%) Publishing
12 234 (1.13%) Law
13 232 (1.12%) Manufacturing
14 219 (1.06%) Financial Institution
15 194 (0.94%) Billing
15 194 (0.94%) Advertising
16 149 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
17 103 (0.50%) French Language
18 101 (0.49%) General Ledger
19 91 (0.44%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 706 (3.42%) .NET
2 473 (2.29%) XML
3 367 (1.78%) HTML
4 320 (1.55%) Web Services
5 175 (0.85%) ASP.NET
6 147 (0.71%) Middleware
7 145 (0.70%) SOAP
8 135 (0.65%) J2EE
9 128 (0.62%) CSS
10 87 (0.42%) JSP
11 71 (0.34%) XSLT
12 68 (0.33%) MDX
13 66 (0.32%) REST
14 58 (0.28%) Spring
14 58 (0.28%) WCF
15 54 (0.26%) .NET Framework
16 50 (0.24%) jQuery
17 43 (0.21%) Gherkin
18 41 (0.20%) FpML
19 39 (0.19%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 752 (3.64%) NHS
2 726 (3.52%) Management Information System
3 523 (2.53%) Derivative
4 371 (1.80%) Blackberry
5 315 (1.53%) Fixed Income
6 289 (1.40%) Credit Risk
7 283 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 245 (1.19%) Equities
9 225 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 204 (0.99%) Statistics
11 175 (0.85%) Market Risk
12 161 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 159 (0.77%) Mathematics
14 151 (0.73%) Computer Science
15 148 (0.72%) Reference Data
16 126 (0.61%) Open Source
17 121 (0.59%) FMCG
17 121 (0.59%) Data Extraction
18 118 (0.57%) Visualisation
19 116 (0.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2636 (12.77%) Windows
2 996 (4.82%) Windows 7
3 895 (4.34%) UNIX
4 749 (3.63%) Windows XP
5 524 (2.54%) Linux
6 513 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 420 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 135 (0.65%) Windows 8
8 135 (0.65%) Android
9 132 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 120 (0.58%) Solaris
11 114 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 81 (0.39%) Windows Vista
13 75 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 71 (0.34%) AIX
15 67 (0.32%) Windows 2000
16 65 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 25 (0.12%) VMS
18 24 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
19 21 (0.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3125 (15.14%) Business Analysis
2 1910 (9.25%) ITIL
3 1839 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 1613 (7.81%) Project Management
5 1428 (6.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1305 (6.32%) Data Analysis
7 1209 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
8 1200 (5.81%) Migration
9 1135 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
10 1023 (4.96%) Test Scripting
11 960 (4.65%) Change Management
12 922 (4.47%) UML
13 903 (4.37%) CRM
14 852 (4.13%) Use Case
15 827 (4.01%) Data Modelling
16 815 (3.95%) E-Commerce
17 776 (3.76%) Scrum
18 683 (3.31%) Analytics
19 637 (3.09%) PRINCE2
20 609 (2.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3783 (18.32%) SQL
2 681 (3.30%) Java
3 515 (2.49%) VBA
4 501 (2.43%) C#
5 257 (1.24%) T-SQL
6 244 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 242 (1.17%) PL/SQL
8 238 (1.15%) VB
9 172 (0.83%) C
10 153 (0.74%) Perl
11 147 (0.71%) C++
12 143 (0.69%) Python
13 136 (0.66%) Shell Script
14 130 (0.63%) PowerShell
15 85 (0.41%) VBScript
16 76 (0.37%) PHP
17 74 (0.36%) Ruby
18 69 (0.33%) VB.NET
19 64 (0.31%) Bash Shell
20 55 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 1077 (5.22%) Degree
2 983 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 950 (4.60%) ISEB
4 702 (3.40%) SC Cleared
5 428 (2.07%) ISTQB
6 264 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 244 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 228 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 158 (0.77%) DV Cleared
10 157 (0.76%) CISSP
11 155 (0.75%) MCP
12 122 (0.59%) MCSE
13 101 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 96 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
15 91 (0.44%) PMI Certification
16 74 (0.36%) CCNA
17 73 (0.35%) CISM
18 68 (0.33%) CIMA
19 64 (0.31%) ACCA
20 63 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 868 (4.20%) QA
2 509 (2.47%) SLA
3 185 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 141 (0.68%) EMIR
5 126 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
6 123 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 119 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 110 (0.53%) Basel III
9 85 (0.41%) Solvency II
10 76 (0.37%) PCI DSS
11 75 (0.36%) ISO 9001
12 51 (0.25%) FATCA
13 50 (0.24%) Basel II
14 40 (0.19%) COBIT
15 38 (0.18%) MiFID
16 35 (0.17%) CRD IV
17 34 (0.16%) COREP
18 31 (0.15%) FINREP
19 24 (0.12%) AIFMD
20 22 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 1465 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 232 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (0.54%) XenApp
4 91 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 69 (0.33%) VMware ESX
6 51 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 50 (0.24%) vSphere
8 34 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 31 (0.15%) Terminal Services
10 29 (0.14%) XenDesktop
11 23 (0.11%) XenServer
12 19 (0.092%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 19 (0.092%) NFS
13 17 (0.082%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
15 15 (0.073%) Xen
16 14 (0.068%) ISA Server
17 13 (0.063%) VMware Server
17 13 (0.063%) RACF
18 12 (0.058%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 471 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
2 201 (0.97%) SCCM
3 99 (0.48%) Tivoli
4 68 (0.33%) Backup Exec
5 56 (0.27%) Control-M
6 49 (0.24%) SCOM
6 49 (0.24%) OpenView
7 48 (0.23%) NetBackup
8 42 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 39 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 35 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
11 28 (0.14%) OVSD
12 27 (0.13%) WSUS
13 25 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
14 22 (0.11%) Nessus
15 19 (0.092%) Netcool
15 19 (0.092%) Nagios
16 17 (0.082%) HP UCMDB
17 15 (0.073%) Norton AntiVirus
17 15 (0.073%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2759 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 1588 (7.69%) Oracle
3 929 (4.50%) SAP
4 678 (3.28%) HP
5 645 (3.12%) Citrix
6 448 (2.17%) VMware
7 356 (1.72%) Business Objects
8 348 (1.69%) Cisco
9 311 (1.51%) IBM
10 291 (1.41%) Remedy
11 250 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 218 (1.06%) Cognos
13 179 (0.87%) Lotus
14 141 (0.68%) Siebel
15 128 (0.62%) Tableau
16 118 (0.57%) Sybase
17 114 (0.55%) Teradata
18 113 (0.55%) Apple
19 107 (0.52%) Charles River
20 102 (0.49%) Informatica
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