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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 9744 9711 9785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.66% 18.82% 19.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.24% 20.35% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6393 6108 5800
Average daily rate
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£368 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 588 692
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.67
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.24%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 8868 £375 - 1795
London -1 4077 £413 -2.94% 750
South East +1 1685 £345 +6.15% 313
City of London +1 1079 £425 -2.85% 300
South West -1 584 £350 - 137
Scotland 0 577 £353 +5.61% 80
North West 0 538 £300 - 151
East of England 0 527 £350 - 110
Yorkshire 0 509 £333 +2.30% 155
West Midlands +1 464 £320 -1.53% 85
Edinburgh -2 374 £375 +7.14% 39
Buckinghamshire 0 362 £325 +4.00% 53
East Midlands +1 357 £350 +75.00% 71
West Yorkshire -1 346 £340 +4.61% 107
Berkshire +3 323 £350 +4.47% 67
Hampshire +1 305 £335 +3.07% 68
Milton Keynes 0 268 £325 +4.00% 29
Surrey +1 266 £335 -7.58% 54
Manchester 0 227 £300 -2.83% 83
Cambridgeshire +5 187 £350 - 28
Leeds +2 186 £320 -1.53% 68
Bristol -1 175 £350 - 52
Oxfordshire +2 159 £400 +20.30% 16
Wales -3 147 £325 -11.86% 47
Birmingham +1 142 £320 -2.29% 26
South Wales -2 135 £325 -13.33% 45
Glasgow 0 131 £325 +3.17% 18
Cheshire -2 130 £325 +5.86% 39
Northamptonshire 0 128 £425 +33.33% 30
Wiltshire +2 124 £400 +8.10% 26

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5680 (28.42%) Finance
2 3696 (18.50%) SQL
3 2822 (14.12%) Windows
4 2812 (14.07%) Microsoft
5 2783 (13.93%) Business Analysis
6 2746 (13.74%) Banking
7 2549 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
8 2331 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
9 2246 (11.24%) MS Excel
10 1869 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 1834 (9.18%) ITIL
12 1817 (9.09%) MS Office
13 1499 (7.50%) Active Directory
14 1480 (7.41%) Project Management
15 1452 (7.27%) Oracle
16 1360 (6.81%) Retail
17 1299 (6.50%) Migration
18 1227 (6.14%) Data Analysis
19 1207 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
20 1162 (5.81%) SQL Server
21 1112 (5.56%) Windows 7
22 1081 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
23 1004 (5.02%) Security Cleared
24 969 (4.85%) Degree
25 912 (4.56%) UNIX
26 889 (4.45%) SAP
27 878 (4.39%) Change Management
28 876 (4.38%) Investment Banking
29 847 (4.24%) ISEB
30 841 (4.21%) Data Modelling

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 790 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 520 (2.60%) MS Exchange
3 488 (2.44%) SAS
4 193 (0.97%) WebSphere
5 188 (0.94%) CMS
6 186 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 173 (0.87%) IIS
8 171 (0.86%) IBM Notes
9 140 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 131 (0.66%) Lync
11 115 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
12 86 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 83 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
14 69 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
15 65 (0.33%) WebLogic
16 64 (0.32%) Tomcat
17 58 (0.29%) Apache
18 50 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
19 49 (0.25%) Confluence
20 42 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2246 (11.24%) MS Excel
2 1817 (9.09%) MS Office
3 707 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 696 (3.48%) MS Visio
5 334 (1.67%) MS Project
6 158 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 101 (0.51%) SPSS
8 27 (0.14%) PowerPivot
9 18 (0.090%) Photoshop
10 14 (0.070%) FastStats
11 10 (0.050%) InfoPath
12 9 (0.045%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.040%) Adobe Captivate
13 8 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.040%) Final Cut Pro
14 7 (0.035%) Mingle
15 6 (0.030%) DOC1
16 4 (0.020%) Acrobat
17 3 (0.015%) InDesign
17 3 (0.015%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 216 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 120 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 96 (0.48%) Markit EDM
4 91 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 86 (0.43%) Google Analytics
6 81 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
7 80 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 67 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
9 54 (0.27%) SAP FI
10 49 (0.25%) Maximo
11 47 (0.24%) Agresso
12 42 (0.21%) SAP HR
12 42 (0.21%) SAP ERP
13 38 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
14 37 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
15 36 (0.18%) SAP CO
15 36 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
15 36 (0.18%) SAP SD
15 36 (0.18%) assyst
16 35 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 114 (0.57%) SaaS
2 104 (0.52%) Office 365
3 34 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 32 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 30 (0.15%) Google Apps
6 16 (0.080%) Force.com
7 13 (0.065%) IaaS
7 13 (0.065%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (0.055%) IBM Blueworks
9 8 (0.040%) Taleo
10 7 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.015%) PaaS
12 2 (0.010%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.010%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.010%) LucidChart
12 2 (0.010%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.005%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.005%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.005%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.005%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 413 (2.07%) Firewall
2 374 (1.87%) TCP/IP
3 341 (1.71%) WAN
4 336 (1.68%) LAN
5 279 (1.40%) DNS
6 239 (1.20%) Internet
7 216 (1.08%) SAN
8 194 (0.97%) DHCP
9 188 (0.94%) VPN
10 148 (0.74%) VoIP
11 131 (0.66%) Wireless
12 127 (0.64%) Network Security
13 104 (0.52%) FTP
14 103 (0.52%) Intranet
15 87 (0.44%) MPLS
16 81 (0.41%) HTTP
17 69 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
18 67 (0.34%) LDAP
19 60 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
20 56 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1162 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 768 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
3 376 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 326 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 319 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 275 (1.38%) MS Access
7 250 (1.25%) Oracle Database
8 215 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 195 (0.98%) QlikView
10 193 (0.97%) Data Mining
11 160 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
12 148 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 136 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
14 101 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
15 95 (0.48%) DB2
15 95 (0.48%) Big Data
16 94 (0.47%) MySQL
17 91 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
18 84 (0.42%) RDBMS
19 81 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 382 (1.91%) JIRA
2 331 (1.66%) Selenium
3 192 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 156 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 146 (0.73%) Cucumber
6 139 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 116 (0.58%) WebDriver
8 84 (0.42%) SoapUI
9 80 (0.40%) Toad
10 73 (0.37%) SpecFlow
11 64 (0.32%) LoadRunner
12 62 (0.31%) JMeter
13 53 (0.27%) Jenkins
14 46 (0.23%) Subversion
15 44 (0.22%) Maven
16 38 (0.19%) Eclipse
17 37 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 35 (0.18%) FitNesse
19 34 (0.17%) JUnit
20 32 (0.16%) TestDirector
General
1 5680 (28.42%) Finance
2 2746 (13.74%) Banking
3 1360 (6.81%) Retail
4 876 (4.38%) Investment Banking
5 617 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 577 (2.89%) Front Office
7 546 (2.73%) Marketing
8 515 (2.58%) Legal
9 366 (1.83%) Back Office
10 341 (1.71%) Retail Banking
11 280 (1.40%) Law
12 272 (1.36%) Manufacturing
13 205 (1.03%) Financial Institution
14 204 (1.02%) Advertising
15 203 (1.02%) Publishing
16 124 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 118 (0.59%) Billing
18 106 (0.53%) Automotive
19 85 (0.43%) Games
20 80 (0.40%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 644 (3.22%) .NET
2 462 (2.31%) XML
3 325 (1.63%) Web Services
4 322 (1.61%) HTML
5 182 (0.91%) ASP.NET
6 176 (0.88%) Middleware
7 124 (0.62%) CSS
8 118 (0.59%) SOAP
9 88 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
10 68 (0.34%) FpML
11 63 (0.32%) .NET Framework
12 62 (0.31%) JSP
13 59 (0.30%) jQuery
14 57 (0.29%) J2EE
15 56 (0.28%) XSLT
16 51 (0.26%) REST
17 47 (0.24%) WCF
17 47 (0.24%) Gherkin
18 46 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
19 43 (0.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2331 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
2 632 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 596 (2.98%) NHS
4 405 (2.03%) Derivative
5 394 (1.97%) Blackberry
6 283 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 279 (1.40%) Credit Risk
8 250 (1.25%) Fixed Income
8 250 (1.25%) User Experience
9 218 (1.09%) Equities
10 174 (0.87%) Data Structures
11 170 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 169 (0.85%) Open Source
13 166 (0.83%) Computer Science
14 163 (0.82%) Statistics
15 160 (0.80%) Market Risk
16 148 (0.74%) Mathematics
17 137 (0.69%) Data Integration
18 125 (0.63%) Mainframe
19 124 (0.62%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2822 (14.12%) Windows
2 1112 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 912 (4.56%) UNIX
4 615 (3.08%) Windows XP
5 575 (2.88%) Linux
6 566 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 434 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 176 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 154 (0.77%) Android
10 144 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 140 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 99 (0.50%) Windows Vista
13 97 (0.49%) Solaris
14 87 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 81 (0.41%) AIX
16 46 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 46 (0.23%) Windows 2000
17 32 (0.16%) HPUX
17 32 (0.16%) Mac OS
18 31 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2783 (13.93%) Business Analysis
2 2549 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1869 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1834 (9.18%) ITIL
5 1480 (7.41%) Project Management
6 1299 (6.50%) Migration
7 1227 (6.14%) Data Analysis
8 1207 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1081 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
10 878 (4.39%) Change Management
11 841 (4.21%) Data Modelling
12 823 (4.12%) Test Scripting
13 765 (3.83%) E-Commerce
14 751 (3.76%) CRM
15 740 (3.70%) Scrum
16 660 (3.30%) Analytics
17 640 (3.20%) Service Management
18 631 (3.16%) Use Case
19 604 (3.02%) PRINCE2
20 575 (2.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3696 (18.50%) SQL
2 683 (3.42%) Java
3 488 (2.44%) VBA
4 398 (1.99%) C#
5 243 (1.22%) PL/SQL
6 241 (1.21%) JavaScript
7 231 (1.16%) T-SQL
8 224 (1.12%) VB
9 158 (0.79%) C
10 156 (0.78%) PowerShell
11 140 (0.70%) Perl
12 127 (0.64%) Shell Script
13 122 (0.61%) Python
14 105 (0.53%) C++
15 85 (0.43%) VBScript
16 59 (0.30%) VB.NET
17 58 (0.29%) Ruby
17 58 (0.29%) Bash Shell
18 56 (0.28%) PHP
19 47 (0.24%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1004 (5.02%) Security Cleared
2 969 (4.85%) Degree
3 847 (4.24%) ISEB
4 695 (3.48%) SC Cleared
5 345 (1.73%) ISTQB
6 264 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 191 (0.96%) CISSP
8 183 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 172 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 169 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 164 (0.82%) MCP
12 137 (0.69%) DV Cleared
13 135 (0.68%) MCSE
14 124 (0.62%) CCNA
15 100 (0.50%) CISM
16 95 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 85 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 72 (0.36%) PMI Certification
18 72 (0.36%) ACCA
19 71 (0.36%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 767 (3.84%) QA
2 546 (2.73%) SLA
3 194 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 131 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 120 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 103 (0.52%) Solvency II
7 102 (0.51%) EMIR
8 88 (0.44%) ISO 9001
9 83 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
10 66 (0.33%) Basel III
11 60 (0.30%) PCI DSS
12 47 (0.24%) FATCA
13 41 (0.21%) Basel II
14 36 (0.18%) COBIT
15 34 (0.17%) COREP
16 29 (0.15%) MiFID
17 28 (0.14%) FINREP
18 20 (0.10%) P3O
19 15 (0.075%) CRD IV
20 12 (0.060%) HL7
System Software
1 1499 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 224 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (0.66%) XenApp
4 111 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 63 (0.32%) VMware ESX
6 55 (0.28%) vSphere
7 51 (0.26%) XenDesktop
8 28 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 23 (0.12%) Terminal Services
11 21 (0.11%) Firmware
12 20 (0.10%) XenServer
13 17 (0.085%) Xen
14 16 (0.080%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 16 (0.080%) Terminal Server
14 16 (0.080%) Nmap
15 15 (0.075%) VMware Server
16 14 (0.070%) ISA Server
16 14 (0.070%) Snort
16 14 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 455 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
2 215 (1.08%) SCCM
3 77 (0.39%) Tivoli
4 73 (0.37%) Backup Exec
5 61 (0.31%) SCOM
6 50 (0.25%) Control-M
7 44 (0.22%) WSUS
8 42 (0.21%) OpenView
9 39 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 38 (0.19%) Nessus
11 36 (0.18%) NetBackup
12 29 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
13 23 (0.12%) Puppet
13 23 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 21 (0.11%) OVSD
15 20 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
16 15 (0.075%) SCVMM
17 14 (0.070%) Netcool
18 13 (0.065%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 11 (0.055%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2812 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 1452 (7.27%) Oracle
3 889 (4.45%) SAP
4 736 (3.68%) Citrix
5 649 (3.25%) HP
6 468 (2.34%) VMware
7 388 (1.94%) Cisco
8 334 (1.67%) Business Objects
9 313 (1.57%) IBM
10 282 (1.41%) Remedy
11 229 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 191 (0.96%) Cognos
13 177 (0.89%) Lotus
14 175 (0.88%) Tableau
15 162 (0.81%) Google
16 128 (0.64%) CheckPoint
17 126 (0.63%) ServiceNow
18 124 (0.62%) Adobe
19 118 (0.59%) Red Hat
20 113 (0.57%) Bloomberg
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £180.00 - £210 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Thames Water
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.50 - £19.50 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.50 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £475 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 19 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £29.75 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 21 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Market rates
Posted: 21 hours ago