The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 8255 10952 10233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.60% 18.89% 17.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.49% 19.89% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5489 7152 6478
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 510 567
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.44 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £30.06 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.45 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -0.34%

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 7653 £388 +3.33% 1438
London 0 3395 £425 - 510
South East -1 1311 £364 +3.92% 237
City of London 0 594 £450 +2.85% 145
North West -1 572 £350 - 135
West Midlands -1 547 £375 +7.14% 120
Yorkshire 0 473 £350 - 113
South West -1 453 £325 -10.65% 122
East of England 0 445 £350 -1.75% 126
Scotland -3 356 £340 -2.85% 49
East Midlands -2 326 £350 - 53
West Yorkshire +1 319 £350 - 78
Manchester 0 297 £350 +3.70% 72
Hampshire -1 290 £325 -7.14% 40
Berkshire 0 286 £373 +2.90% 65
Edinburgh -2 215 £388 +10.71% 24
Leeds -3 206 £368 +5.00% 60
Buckinghamshire +1 194 £375 +18.38% 23
Surrey +1 188 £375 -6.25% 35
Milton Keynes +1 153 £350 +10.93% 16
Essex 0 141 £255 -32.00% 15
Hertfordshire +1 126 £375 -2.97% 48
Cheshire -1 126 £350 -6.66% 26
West Sussex 0 123 £388 +18.77% 12
Bristol -4 120 £345 -4.82% 45
Wales +6 116 £375 +7.14% 18
Warwickshire 0 116 £400 +25.98% 22
Birmingham -2 113 £355 +1.42% 37
Northamptonshire -1 110 £375 -11.76% 11
Wiltshire +2 109 £340 -15.00% 23

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 4899 (29.12%) Finance
2 3149 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
3 2690 (15.99%) SQL
4 2653 (15.77%) Business Analysis
5 2094 (12.45%) Banking
6 2071 (12.31%) Microsoft
7 2034 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
8 2033 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 1928 (11.46%) Windows
10 1522 (9.05%) MS Excel
11 1492 (8.87%) ITIL
12 1334 (7.93%) MS Office
13 1245 (7.40%) Active Directory
14 1203 (7.15%) Project Management
15 1199 (7.13%) Retail
16 1190 (7.07%) Data Analysis
17 1128 (6.70%) Migration
18 1065 (6.33%) Oracle
19 1043 (6.20%) User Acceptance Testing
20 976 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
21 924 (5.49%) Security Cleared
22 917 (5.45%) Degree
23 910 (5.41%) User Stories
24 887 (5.27%) Change Management
25 842 (5.00%) SAP
26 821 (4.88%) Scrum
27 819 (4.87%) Test Scripting
28 749 (4.45%) Windows 7
29 738 (4.39%) SQL Server
30 735 (4.37%) ISEB

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 596 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 328 (1.95%) SAS
3 320 (1.90%) MS Exchange
4 180 (1.07%) CMS
5 161 (0.96%) Confluence
6 125 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 118 (0.70%) Skype for Business
8 109 (0.65%) IIS
9 104 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 103 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 85 (0.51%) Apache
12 70 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
13 68 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 50 (0.30%) Tomcat
15 49 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
16 45 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
17 42 (0.25%) IBM Notes
18 40 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
19 39 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
20 34 (0.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 1522 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 1334 (7.93%) MS Office
3 573 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 542 (3.22%) MS Visio
5 271 (1.61%) MS Project
6 144 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 62 (0.37%) SPSS
8 12 (0.071%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.059%) Mingle
10 8 (0.048%) Acrobat
10 8 (0.048%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
12 6 (0.036%) Open Workbench
13 5 (0.030%) Stata
14 3 (0.018%) RoboHelp
15 2 (0.012%) Adobe Illustrator
15 2 (0.012%) CATIA
16 1 (0.006%) FrameMaker
16 1 (0.006%) InDesign
16 1 (0.006%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 185 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 116 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 92 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 65 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 59 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 52 (0.31%) SAP HR
7 48 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
7 48 (0.29%) SAP FI
8 41 (0.24%) SAP CO
8 41 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
9 40 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 38 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
11 35 (0.21%) Markit EDM
12 31 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
13 30 (0.18%) Sonata
14 29 (0.17%) SAP CRM
15 26 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 25 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
16 25 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
16 25 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 319 (1.90%) Office 365
2 108 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 81 (0.48%) SaaS
5 78 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
6 72 (0.43%) Google Analytics
7 48 (0.29%) IaaS
8 33 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
9 28 (0.17%) PaaS
10 26 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
11 18 (0.11%) Google Apps
12 17 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (0.083%) OneDrive
14 13 (0.077%) Mimecast
15 11 (0.065%) GitHub
16 9 (0.053%) Force.com
17 8 (0.048%) Yammer
18 7 (0.042%) Basecamp
18 7 (0.042%) Google Drive
18 7 (0.042%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 372 (2.21%) Firewall
2 268 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 254 (1.51%) LAN
4 234 (1.39%) WAN
5 210 (1.25%) VPN
6 204 (1.21%) Internet
7 189 (1.12%) DNS
8 148 (0.88%) DHCP
9 136 (0.81%) Network Security
10 105 (0.62%) SAN
11 88 (0.52%) Wireless
12 86 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
13 69 (0.41%) HTTP
14 68 (0.40%) VoIP
15 64 (0.38%) Intranet
16 52 (0.31%) Skype
17 47 (0.28%) SSL
18 44 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
19 43 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
20 42 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 738 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 550 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
3 259 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 235 (1.40%) Relational Database
5 229 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 203 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
7 165 (0.98%) Big Data
8 164 (0.97%) Oracle Database
9 158 (0.94%) QlikView
10 144 (0.86%) Data Mining
11 120 (0.71%) MS Access
12 104 (0.62%) DB2
13 102 (0.61%) Hadoop
14 99 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 91 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
16 81 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
17 78 (0.46%) GIS
18 67 (0.40%) MySQL
19 52 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
20 50 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 627 (3.73%) JIRA
2 368 (2.19%) Selenium
3 194 (1.15%) Cucumber
4 152 (0.90%) WebDriver
5 132 (0.78%) SoapUI
6 127 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 120 (0.71%) HP UFT
8 119 (0.71%) Jenkins
9 72 (0.43%) JMeter
10 69 (0.41%) Git (software)
11 66 (0.39%) SpecFlow
12 64 (0.38%) Visual Studio
13 59 (0.35%) LoadRunner
14 53 (0.32%) JUnit
15 52 (0.31%) Subversion
16 51 (0.30%) Maven
17 35 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 31 (0.18%) Toad
19 28 (0.17%) Eclipse
19 28 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4899 (29.12%) Finance
2 2094 (12.45%) Banking
3 1199 (7.13%) Retail
4 553 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 500 (2.97%) Marketing
6 448 (2.66%) Investment Banking
7 378 (2.25%) Legal
8 341 (2.03%) Front Office
9 282 (1.68%) Manufacturing
10 264 (1.57%) Retail Banking
11 252 (1.50%) Law
12 222 (1.32%) Back Office
13 166 (0.99%) Billing
14 165 (0.98%) Advertising
15 149 (0.89%) Financial Institution
16 131 (0.78%) Publishing
17 100 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
18 85 (0.51%) Electronics
19 81 (0.48%) General Ledger
20 73 (0.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (2.47%) XML
2 356 (2.12%) .NET
3 340 (2.02%) Web Services
4 246 (1.46%) HTML
5 145 (0.86%) SOAP
6 117 (0.70%) Middleware
7 115 (0.68%) CSS
8 84 (0.50%) Gherkin
9 75 (0.45%) ASP.NET
9 75 (0.45%) REST
10 55 (0.33%) J2EE
10 55 (0.33%) RESTful
11 49 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
12 45 (0.27%) JSON
13 44 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
14 42 (0.25%) HTML5
15 40 (0.24%) FpML
16 38 (0.23%) XSLT
17 37 (0.22%) .NET Framework
18 35 (0.21%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2034 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 598 (3.55%) Management Information System
3 341 (2.03%) User Experience
4 290 (1.72%) NHS
5 285 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 259 (1.54%) Data Centre
7 254 (1.51%) Mainframe
8 240 (1.43%) Fixed Income
9 234 (1.39%) Blackberry
10 231 (1.37%) Equities
11 218 (1.30%) Credit Risk
12 215 (1.28%) Derivative
13 189 (1.12%) Computer Science
14 187 (1.11%) Visualisation
15 174 (1.03%) Statistics
16 149 (0.89%) Data Structures
17 141 (0.84%) Mathematics
18 136 (0.81%) Mobile App
19 104 (0.62%) Data Extraction
20 88 (0.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1928 (11.46%) Windows
2 749 (4.45%) Windows 7
3 568 (3.38%) Unix
4 536 (3.19%) Linux
5 409 (2.43%) Windows Server
6 270 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 253 (1.50%) Windows XP
8 218 (1.30%) Windows 8
9 183 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 179 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 152 (0.90%) Windows 10
12 105 (0.62%) Apple iOS
13 93 (0.55%) Android
14 64 (0.38%) AIX
14 64 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 63 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 63 (0.37%) Solaris
16 23 (0.14%) Windows Vista
17 22 (0.13%) Windows 2000
18 16 (0.095%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3149 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
2 2653 (15.77%) Business Analysis
3 2033 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 1492 (8.87%) ITIL
5 1203 (7.15%) Project Management
6 1190 (7.07%) Data Analysis
7 1128 (6.70%) Migration
8 1043 (6.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 976 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
10 910 (5.41%) User Stories
11 887 (5.27%) Change Management
12 821 (4.88%) Scrum
13 819 (4.87%) Test Scripting
14 732 (4.35%) CRM
15 702 (4.17%) Waterfall
16 692 (4.11%) Data Modelling
17 689 (4.10%) Use Case
18 667 (3.96%) Analytics
19 660 (3.92%) SDLC
20 519 (3.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2690 (15.99%) SQL
2 688 (4.09%) Java
3 329 (1.96%) C#
4 307 (1.82%) Python
5 286 (1.70%) VBA
6 242 (1.44%) JavaScript
7 228 (1.36%) PL/SQL
8 197 (1.17%) T-SQL
9 149 (0.89%) C
10 141 (0.84%) PowerShell
11 134 (0.80%) VB
12 123 (0.73%) C++
13 117 (0.70%) Perl
14 110 (0.65%) R
15 79 (0.47%) Bash Shell
16 76 (0.45%) PHP
17 75 (0.45%) Shell Script
18 59 (0.35%) COBOL
19 56 (0.33%) Ruby
20 47 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 924 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 917 (5.45%) Degree
3 735 (4.37%) ISEB
4 590 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 396 (2.35%) ISTQB
6 261 (1.55%) CISSP
7 183 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 176 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 172 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 141 (0.84%) DV Cleared
11 126 (0.75%) CISM
12 121 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
13 98 (0.58%) MCP
14 90 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
14 90 (0.53%) CCNA
15 73 (0.43%) MCSE
16 59 (0.35%) CISA
17 56 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 49 (0.29%) PMI Certification
19 44 (0.26%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 708 (4.21%) QA
2 390 (2.32%) Data Quality
3 359 (2.13%) SLA
4 177 (1.05%) MiFID
5 163 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 120 (0.71%) PCI DSS
7 109 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
8 81 (0.48%) Solvency II
9 67 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 59 (0.35%) EMIR
11 51 (0.30%) SEPA
12 47 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
13 45 (0.27%) COBIT
14 32 (0.19%) FATCA
15 31 (0.18%) Basel III
16 17 (0.10%) GxP
16 17 (0.10%) ISO20022
16 17 (0.10%) SDET
17 15 (0.089%) Basel II
17 15 (0.089%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1245 (7.40%) Active Directory
2 188 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (0.42%) XenApp
4 64 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 44 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 41 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 36 (0.21%) vSphere
8 35 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (0.18%) VMware ESX
10 29 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 23 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 19 (0.11%) Firmware
13 18 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
14 16 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
15 15 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
16 13 (0.077%) BitLocker
16 13 (0.077%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 10 (0.059%) Snort
17 10 (0.059%) Terminal Server
18 8 (0.048%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 269 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
2 216 (1.28%) SCCM
3 73 (0.43%) Puppet
4 63 (0.37%) SCOM
5 59 (0.35%) Tivoli
6 48 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
7 43 (0.26%) QRadar
8 39 (0.23%) Control-M
9 38 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
10 36 (0.21%) WSUS
11 29 (0.17%) AirWatch
11 29 (0.17%) NetBackup
12 25 (0.15%) Nagios
13 24 (0.14%) RSA Archer
14 22 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 22 (0.13%) Nessus
15 19 (0.11%) logstash
16 18 (0.11%) Backup Exec
16 18 (0.11%) Kibana
16 18 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 2071 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 1065 (6.33%) Oracle
3 842 (5.00%) SAP
4 430 (2.56%) Citrix
5 413 (2.45%) HP
6 343 (2.04%) VMware
7 338 (2.01%) Cisco
8 264 (1.57%) IBM
9 232 (1.38%) ServiceNow
10 199 (1.18%) Tableau
11 190 (1.13%) Remedy
12 185 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
13 149 (0.89%) CA
14 148 (0.88%) Google
15 118 (0.70%) Cognos
16 110 (0.65%) Intel Security
17 108 (0.64%) Teradata
18 104 (0.62%) CheckPoint
19 103 (0.61%) Apple
20 100 (0.59%) Adobe
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £455.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £33000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££excellent
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £325 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Venn Group
Rate: £150 - £190 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Market leading rates - Dependant upon experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £600.00 - £660.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
onezeero.
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11.17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago