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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 9970 10074 10788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.47% 19.38% 21.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.27% 20.90% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6496 6285 6462
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 622 700
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 9098 £375 - 2239
London -1 4289 £400 -5.88% 895
South East +3 1737 £340 - 382
City of London +1 1125 £424 -2.58% 335
South West -1 602 £350 -4.62% 178
North West 0 559 £313 +0.80% 171
Scotland 0 545 £354 +8.84% 92
East of England -1 501 £333 -5.00% 164
West Midlands +1 469 £350 +7.69% 132
Yorkshire 0 455 £325 - 198
Hampshire +1 353 £346 -0.71% 52
Buckinghamshire 0 350 £325 +4.00% 63
Edinburgh -2 350 £375 +15.38% 38
East Midlands +1 342 £348 +48.08% 81
Berkshire +1 312 £349 +0.35% 98
West Yorkshire -1 310 £325 - 134
Milton Keynes +1 271 £333 +8.13% 37
Manchester 0 254 £293 -6.40% 102
Surrey +1 247 £325 -7.14% 65
Bristol -1 190 £350 - 54
Wales 0 178 £350 -6.66% 54
Leeds -1 174 £300 -7.69% 87
Cambridgeshire +5 169 £300 -14.28% 49
Oxfordshire 0 160 £400 +14.28% 30
Birmingham 0 153 £361 +3.21% 38
South Wales 0 148 £340 -9.33% 52
Wiltshire -1 134 £375 - 25
Cheshire -1 132 £331 +3.84% 35
Glasgow -1 120 £325 +8.33% 27
Cardiff -1 114 £325 -13.33% 36

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5752 (28.28%) Finance
2 3655 (17.97%) SQL
3 2898 (14.25%) Business Analysis
4 2875 (14.13%) Microsoft
5 2824 (13.88%) Windows
6 2756 (13.55%) Banking
7 2585 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
8 2377 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
9 2261 (11.12%) MS Excel
10 1860 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 1859 (9.14%) ITIL
12 1854 (9.11%) MS Office
13 1529 (7.52%) Active Directory
14 1495 (7.35%) Project Management
15 1453 (7.14%) Oracle
16 1445 (7.10%) Retail
17 1283 (6.31%) Migration
18 1275 (6.27%) User Acceptance Testing
19 1250 (6.15%) Data Analysis
20 1174 (5.77%) SQL Server
21 1157 (5.69%) Windows 7
22 1097 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
23 984 (4.84%) Security Cleared
24 983 (4.83%) Degree
25 922 (4.53%) UNIX
26 900 (4.42%) Investment Banking
27 894 (4.40%) Change Management
28 884 (4.35%) Test Scripting
29 882 (4.34%) SAP
30 850 (4.18%) ISEB

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 797 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 542 (2.66%) MS Exchange
3 485 (2.38%) SAS
4 207 (1.02%) WebSphere
5 198 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 185 (0.91%) CMS
7 177 (0.87%) IBM Notes
8 153 (0.75%) IIS
9 144 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 124 (0.61%) Lync
11 121 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
12 107 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
13 89 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
14 77 (0.38%) WebLogic
15 71 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
16 61 (0.30%) Tomcat
17 56 (0.28%) Apache
17 56 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
18 50 (0.25%) Confluence
19 48 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2261 (11.12%) MS Excel
2 1854 (9.11%) MS Office
3 727 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 719 (3.53%) MS Visio
5 361 (1.77%) MS Project
6 167 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 109 (0.54%) SPSS
8 33 (0.16%) PowerPivot
9 20 (0.098%) Photoshop
10 18 (0.088%) InfoPath
11 16 (0.079%) FastStats
12 8 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
12 8 (0.039%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.034%) DOC1
13 7 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 6 (0.029%) Final Cut Pro
14 6 (0.029%) Mingle
15 5 (0.025%) Stata
16 4 (0.020%) Acrobat
17 3 (0.015%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 227 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 130 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 95 (0.47%) Markit EDM
4 94 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 88 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 86 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
7 81 (0.40%) Google Analytics
8 76 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 49 (0.24%) Agresso
9 49 (0.24%) SAP SD
10 43 (0.21%) SAP HR
10 43 (0.21%) SAP FI
11 41 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
12 40 (0.20%) Maximo
13 39 (0.19%) SAP ERP
14 38 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
14 38 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
15 35 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
16 32 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
17 31 (0.15%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 111 (0.55%) Office 365
2 106 (0.52%) SaaS
3 30 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
3 30 (0.15%) Google Apps
4 27 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (0.074%) Force.com
6 13 (0.064%) IaaS
6 13 (0.064%) IBM Blueworks
7 10 (0.049%) SuccessFactors
8 8 (0.039%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (0.029%) Taleo
10 5 (0.025%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.015%) PaaS
11 3 (0.015%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.015%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.010%) Trello
12 2 (0.010%) LucidChart
13 1 (0.005%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.005%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.005%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 400 (1.97%) Firewall
2 375 (1.84%) TCP/IP
3 341 (1.68%) WAN
4 319 (1.57%) LAN
5 271 (1.33%) DNS
6 263 (1.29%) Internet
7 212 (1.04%) SAN
8 192 (0.94%) DHCP
9 185 (0.91%) VPN
10 148 (0.73%) VoIP
11 125 (0.61%) Network Security
12 121 (0.59%) Wireless
13 120 (0.59%) Intranet
14 108 (0.53%) FTP
15 90 (0.44%) HTTP
16 84 (0.41%) MPLS
17 68 (0.33%) LDAP
18 65 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
19 64 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
20 51 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1174 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 798 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 394 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 316 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 303 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 257 (1.26%) MS Access
7 247 (1.21%) Oracle Database
8 219 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 213 (1.05%) Data Mining
10 196 (0.96%) QlikView
11 169 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 158 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
13 141 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
14 112 (0.55%) DB2
15 105 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
16 104 (0.51%) MySQL
17 93 (0.46%) Big Data
18 90 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
19 89 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
20 86 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 375 (1.84%) JIRA
2 339 (1.67%) Selenium
3 187 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 161 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
5 147 (0.72%) Cucumber
6 133 (0.65%) Visual Studio
7 113 (0.56%) WebDriver
8 86 (0.42%) SoapUI
9 74 (0.36%) LoadRunner
10 69 (0.34%) JMeter
11 65 (0.32%) Toad
11 65 (0.32%) SpecFlow
12 53 (0.26%) Jenkins
13 44 (0.22%) Maven
14 43 (0.21%) FitNesse
15 41 (0.20%) JUnit
16 38 (0.19%) Rational Rose
16 38 (0.19%) Subversion
17 37 (0.18%) Eclipse
18 35 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5752 (28.28%) Finance
2 2756 (13.55%) Banking
3 1445 (7.10%) Retail
4 900 (4.42%) Investment Banking
5 615 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 572 (2.81%) Front Office
7 549 (2.70%) Marketing
8 518 (2.55%) Legal
9 343 (1.69%) Back Office
10 341 (1.68%) Retail Banking
11 282 (1.39%) Law
12 268 (1.32%) Manufacturing
13 222 (1.09%) Publishing
14 206 (1.01%) Financial Institution
15 203 (1.00%) Advertising
16 153 (0.75%) Billing
17 134 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
18 107 (0.53%) Automotive
19 89 (0.44%) Games
20 85 (0.42%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 647 (3.18%) .NET
2 462 (2.27%) XML
3 314 (1.54%) HTML
4 299 (1.47%) Web Services
5 182 (0.89%) ASP.NET
6 162 (0.80%) Middleware
7 123 (0.60%) CSS
8 119 (0.59%) SOAP
9 83 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
10 69 (0.34%) JSP
11 68 (0.33%) FpML
12 67 (0.33%) J2EE
13 66 (0.32%) .NET Framework
14 60 (0.29%) jQuery
15 50 (0.25%) REST
16 49 (0.24%) WCF
17 47 (0.23%) Gherkin
18 45 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
19 42 (0.21%) XSLT
19 42 (0.21%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2377 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 654 (3.22%) Management Information System
3 601 (2.95%) NHS
4 399 (1.96%) Blackberry
5 382 (1.88%) Derivative
6 269 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 265 (1.30%) Credit Risk
8 252 (1.24%) User Experience
9 248 (1.22%) Fixed Income
10 206 (1.01%) Equities
11 188 (0.92%) Data Structures
12 184 (0.90%) Mobile App
13 175 (0.86%) Statistics
14 159 (0.78%) Computer Science
15 155 (0.76%) Market Risk
16 152 (0.75%) Open Source
17 147 (0.72%) Mainframe
18 143 (0.70%) Mathematics
19 130 (0.64%) Reference Data
20 127 (0.62%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2824 (13.88%) Windows
2 1157 (5.69%) Windows 7
3 922 (4.53%) UNIX
4 643 (3.16%) Windows XP
5 599 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 561 (2.76%) Linux
7 458 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 160 (0.79%) Windows 8
8 160 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 145 (0.71%) Android
10 144 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 106 (0.52%) Windows Vista
12 95 (0.47%) Solaris
13 88 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 63 (0.31%) AIX
15 57 (0.28%) Windows 2000
16 52 (0.26%) Mac OS X
17 31 (0.15%) Mac OS
18 30 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
19 29 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2898 (14.25%) Business Analysis
2 2585 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
3 1860 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1859 (9.14%) ITIL
5 1495 (7.35%) Project Management
6 1283 (6.31%) Migration
7 1275 (6.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1250 (6.15%) Data Analysis
9 1097 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
10 894 (4.40%) Change Management
11 884 (4.35%) Test Scripting
12 815 (4.01%) Data Modelling
13 796 (3.91%) CRM
14 788 (3.87%) E-Commerce
15 774 (3.81%) Scrum
16 684 (3.36%) Use Case
17 654 (3.22%) Analytics
18 633 (3.11%) Service Management
19 627 (3.08%) UML
20 605 (2.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3655 (17.97%) SQL
2 674 (3.31%) Java
3 473 (2.33%) VBA
4 411 (2.02%) C#
5 255 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 232 (1.14%) T-SQL
7 225 (1.11%) PL/SQL
8 221 (1.09%) VB
9 162 (0.80%) C
10 148 (0.73%) Perl
11 143 (0.70%) PowerShell
12 121 (0.59%) Python
13 117 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 109 (0.54%) C++
15 75 (0.37%) VBScript
16 71 (0.35%) Bash Shell
17 67 (0.33%) PHP
18 57 (0.28%) Ruby
19 54 (0.27%) VB.NET
20 53 (0.26%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 984 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 983 (4.83%) Degree
3 850 (4.18%) ISEB
4 689 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 358 (1.76%) ISTQB
6 277 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 188 (0.92%) CISSP
7 188 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 170 (0.84%) MCP
9 164 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 159 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
11 137 (0.67%) MCSE
12 132 (0.65%) DV Cleared
13 121 (0.59%) CCNA
14 97 (0.48%) CISM
15 88 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 85 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 76 (0.37%) CIMA
17 76 (0.37%) PMI Certification
18 75 (0.37%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 765 (3.76%) QA
2 570 (2.80%) SLA
3 172 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 133 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 116 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 105 (0.52%) EMIR
7 104 (0.51%) Solvency II
8 90 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
9 84 (0.41%) ISO 9001
10 71 (0.35%) PCI DSS
11 68 (0.33%) Basel III
12 44 (0.22%) FATCA
12 44 (0.22%) Basel II
13 33 (0.16%) COBIT
14 30 (0.15%) MiFID
15 29 (0.14%) COREP
16 23 (0.11%) FINREP
17 19 (0.093%) P3O
18 13 (0.064%) AIFMD
19 12 (0.059%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1529 (7.52%) Active Directory
2 208 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (0.64%) XenApp
4 99 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 65 (0.32%) VMware ESX
6 49 (0.24%) vSphere
7 46 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 29 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 27 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 26 (0.13%) Terminal Services
11 25 (0.12%) Firmware
12 20 (0.098%) Xen
13 19 (0.093%) XenServer
14 17 (0.084%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 16 (0.079%) ISA Server
15 16 (0.079%) RACF
15 16 (0.079%) VMware Server
16 15 (0.074%) NLBS
17 14 (0.069%) NFS
17 14 (0.069%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 459 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
2 206 (1.01%) SCCM
3 82 (0.40%) Backup Exec
4 77 (0.38%) Tivoli
5 68 (0.33%) Control-M
6 66 (0.32%) SCOM
7 47 (0.23%) NetBackup
7 47 (0.23%) OpenView
8 44 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 43 (0.21%) WSUS
10 33 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
11 32 (0.16%) Nessus
12 28 (0.14%) OVSD
13 23 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 22 (0.11%) Puppet
15 18 (0.088%) Nagios
15 18 (0.088%) Norton AntiVirus
16 15 (0.074%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 13 (0.064%) Netcool
18 11 (0.054%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 2875 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 1453 (7.14%) Oracle
3 882 (4.34%) SAP
4 742 (3.65%) Citrix
5 700 (3.44%) HP
6 454 (2.23%) VMware
7 376 (1.85%) Cisco
8 321 (1.58%) Business Objects
9 299 (1.47%) IBM
10 289 (1.42%) Remedy
11 235 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
12 194 (0.95%) Cognos
13 181 (0.89%) Lotus
14 163 (0.80%) Tableau
15 154 (0.76%) Google
16 122 (0.60%) Siebel
17 121 (0.59%) ServiceNow
18 114 (0.56%) Adobe
18 114 (0.56%) Red Hat
19 112 (0.55%) Sybase
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