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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 8913 9296 8836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.29% 18.17% 17.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.28% 19.23% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5931 6056 5437
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 525 514
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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 -1 8067 £375 - 2171
London 0 3707 £425 +1.19% 883
South East 0 1365 £350 - 363
North West -1 666 £350 +14.75% 210
City of London -2 610 £450 +5.88% 250
Yorkshire 0 571 £325 -4.41% 186
Scotland 0 509 £342 -2.28% 103
East of England 0 466 £375 +7.14% 141
South West -2 439 £350 -3.44% 147
West Midlands -3 411 £326 +1.95% 133
West Yorkshire 0 378 £333 -5.00% 120
Manchester 0 372 £350 +16.66% 135
Berkshire +3 332 £363 +2.11% 86
Hampshire +5 292 £350 +2.18% 54
Edinburgh -1 290 £358 -0.69% 60
East Midlands -1 281 £325 -7.14% 74
Leeds 0 250 £325 -6.47% 97
Buckinghamshire 0 222 £320 -7.24% 44
Surrey -6 191 £387 +4.59% 67
Milton Keynes 0 178 £325 -7.14% 32
Wales +5 172 £325 -13.33% 40
South Wales +1 159 £325 -13.33% 36
Glasgow +2 149 £323 -5.83% 32
Bristol -1 145 £344 +1.77% 59
Cardiff +1 134 £325 -13.33% 27
North East -2 132 £375 +16.27% 29
Essex +1 123 £363 +3.57% 30
Cheshire -5 122 £360 -4.00% 38
Cambridgeshire 0 111 £340 -2.85% 40
Tyne and Wear +7 107 £375 +13.63% 21

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5689 (30.09%) Finance
2 3243 (17.15%) SQL
3 3022 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
4 2855 (15.10%) Business Analysis
5 2780 (14.70%) Banking
6 2440 (12.91%) Microsoft
7 2233 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
8 2228 (11.78%) Windows
9 1981 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 1771 (9.37%) MS Excel
11 1613 (8.53%) ITIL
12 1478 (7.82%) MS Office
13 1426 (7.54%) Project Management
14 1336 (7.07%) Oracle
15 1315 (6.96%) Active Directory
16 1229 (6.50%) Migration
17 1209 (6.39%) User Acceptance Testing
18 1194 (6.32%) Retail
19 1149 (6.08%) Data Analysis
20 1084 (5.73%) SQL Server
21 1060 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
22 1010 (5.34%) Test Scripting
23 917 (4.85%) Change Management
24 916 (4.85%) Windows 7
25 915 (4.84%) ISEB
26 910 (4.81%) Security Cleared
27 905 (4.79%) QA
28 892 (4.72%) Degree
29 853 (4.51%) SAP
30 802 (4.24%) Data Modelling

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 576 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 403 (2.13%) SAS
3 314 (1.66%) MS Exchange
4 159 (0.84%) CMS
5 131 (0.69%) Confluence
6 127 (0.67%) IIS
7 120 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 105 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 105 (0.56%) WebSphere
9 97 (0.51%) Skype for Business
10 92 (0.49%) IBM Notes
11 76 (0.40%) Apache
12 73 (0.39%) CICS
12 73 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 63 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
14 59 (0.31%) JBoss
15 53 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
16 49 (0.26%) Tomcat
17 47 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
18 46 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1771 (9.37%) MS Excel
2 1478 (7.82%) MS Office
3 653 (3.45%) MS Visio
4 586 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 301 (1.59%) MS Project
6 133 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 57 (0.30%) SPSS
8 13 (0.069%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.032%) Open Workbench
9 6 (0.032%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.016%) Casewise Modeler
11 3 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.011%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.011%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.011%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.011%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.011%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.005%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.005%) Weka
Business Applications
1 235 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 105 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 73 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 73 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 65 (0.34%) SAP HR
5 58 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 57 (0.30%) SAP FI
7 56 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 51 (0.27%) Markit EDM
9 47 (0.25%) SAP CO
10 46 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
11 38 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 38 (0.20%) thinkFolio
12 36 (0.19%) Summit
12 36 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
13 34 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
13 34 (0.18%) SAP ERP
14 32 (0.17%) SAP SRM
15 30 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
16 29 (0.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 237 (1.25%) Office 365
2 83 (0.44%) SaaS
3 74 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (0.36%) Google Analytics
5 50 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
7 27 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
8 22 (0.12%) GitHub
9 19 (0.10%) Taleo
10 18 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.079%) IBM Blueworks
12 13 (0.069%) Mimecast
13 12 (0.063%) Google Apps
14 11 (0.058%) PaaS
15 10 (0.053%) IaaS
16 9 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.042%) Google Cloud Platform
18 7 (0.037%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 7 (0.037%) Yammer
19 5 (0.026%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 359 (1.90%) Firewall
2 273 (1.44%) LAN
3 243 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 236 (1.25%) WAN
5 228 (1.21%) Internet
6 203 (1.07%) DNS
7 189 (1.00%) VPN
8 114 (0.60%) DHCP
9 110 (0.58%) Network Security
10 106 (0.56%) Intranet
11 103 (0.54%) Wireless
12 102 (0.54%) SAN
13 101 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
14 92 (0.49%) VoIP
15 89 (0.47%) SSL
16 80 (0.42%) HTTP
17 67 (0.35%) FTP
18 63 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
19 50 (0.26%) ATM
20 47 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1084 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 762 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
3 330 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
4 312 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 270 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 246 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 228 (1.21%) Oracle Database
8 208 (1.10%) Data Mining
9 194 (1.03%) DB2
10 175 (0.93%) MS Access
11 156 (0.83%) Big Data
12 148 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 140 (0.74%) QlikView
14 126 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 113 (0.60%) Hadoop
16 104 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
17 88 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
18 81 (0.43%) SAP BW
19 79 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
20 74 (0.39%) GIS
Development Applications
1 462 (2.44%) JIRA
2 405 (2.14%) Selenium
3 225 (1.19%) Cucumber
4 224 (1.18%) HP UFT
4 224 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 146 (0.77%) Visual Studio
6 144 (0.76%) SoapUI
7 126 (0.67%) WebDriver
8 109 (0.58%) LoadRunner
9 98 (0.52%) SpecFlow
10 87 (0.46%) Jenkins
11 75 (0.40%) Toad
12 69 (0.36%) Git (software)
13 63 (0.33%) Subversion
14 59 (0.31%) JMeter
15 50 (0.26%) TestDirector
16 40 (0.21%) WinRunner
17 39 (0.21%) Appium
17 39 (0.21%) FitNesse
17 39 (0.21%) Maven
General
1 5689 (30.09%) Finance
2 2780 (14.70%) Banking
3 1194 (6.32%) Retail
4 800 (4.23%) Investment Banking
5 557 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 540 (2.86%) Front Office
7 539 (2.85%) Legal
8 474 (2.51%) Marketing
9 311 (1.64%) Retail Banking
10 292 (1.54%) Law
11 287 (1.52%) Back Office
12 252 (1.33%) Manufacturing
13 178 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 177 (0.94%) Advertising
15 136 (0.72%) Billing
16 129 (0.68%) Publishing
17 127 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
18 97 (0.51%) Electronics
19 78 (0.41%) Automotive
20 74 (0.39%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (2.84%) .NET
2 440 (2.33%) XML
3 406 (2.15%) Web Services
4 212 (1.12%) HTML
5 151 (0.80%) SOAP
6 133 (0.70%) ASP.NET
7 128 (0.68%) Middleware
8 119 (0.63%) Gherkin
9 90 (0.48%) CSS
10 68 (0.36%) REST
11 63 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
12 57 (0.30%) J2EE
13 50 (0.26%) AngularJS
14 46 (0.24%) HTML5
15 44 (0.23%) RESTful
16 41 (0.22%) .NET Framework
16 41 (0.22%) jQuery
17 40 (0.21%) JSON
18 39 (0.21%) EDI
19 38 (0.20%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 2233 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 603 (3.19%) Management Information System
3 470 (2.49%) NHS
4 441 (2.33%) Derivative
5 384 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 300 (1.59%) Data Centre
7 299 (1.58%) Blackberry
8 285 (1.51%) Equities
9 281 (1.49%) User Experience
10 239 (1.26%) Fixed Income
11 224 (1.18%) Credit Risk
12 217 (1.15%) Statistics
13 216 (1.14%) Mainframe
14 182 (0.96%) Visualisation
15 179 (0.95%) Market Risk
16 158 (0.84%) Data Structures
17 148 (0.78%) Computer Science
18 132 (0.70%) Mathematics
19 122 (0.65%) Reference Data
20 121 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2228 (11.78%) Windows
2 916 (4.85%) Windows 7
3 644 (3.41%) Unix
4 602 (3.18%) Linux
5 461 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 366 (1.94%) Windows XP
7 295 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 228 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 201 (1.06%) Windows 8
10 181 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 138 (0.73%) Android
12 115 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 97 (0.51%) AIX
14 74 (0.39%) Solaris
15 72 (0.38%) zOS
16 58 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 56 (0.30%) Mac OS X
18 51 (0.27%) Windows Vista
19 39 (0.21%) Windows 10
20 16 (0.085%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3022 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
2 2855 (15.10%) Business Analysis
3 1981 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 1613 (8.53%) ITIL
5 1426 (7.54%) Project Management
6 1229 (6.50%) Migration
7 1209 (6.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1149 (6.08%) Data Analysis
9 1060 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
10 1010 (5.34%) Test Scripting
11 917 (4.85%) Change Management
12 802 (4.24%) Data Modelling
13 801 (4.24%) Analytics
14 787 (4.16%) CRM
15 783 (4.14%) Waterfall
16 762 (4.03%) Scrum
17 724 (3.83%) User Stories
18 635 (3.36%) Use Case
19 622 (3.29%) SDLC
20 592 (3.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3243 (17.15%) SQL
2 651 (3.44%) Java
3 415 (2.20%) C#
4 361 (1.91%) VBA
5 303 (1.60%) JavaScript
6 241 (1.27%) T-SQL
7 215 (1.14%) Python
8 207 (1.09%) PL/SQL
9 169 (0.89%) VB
10 159 (0.84%) PowerShell
11 132 (0.70%) C++
12 127 (0.67%) Perl
13 117 (0.62%) C
14 108 (0.57%) Shell Script
15 106 (0.56%) Ruby
16 92 (0.49%) VBScript
17 91 (0.48%) JCL
18 73 (0.39%) R
19 62 (0.33%) PHP
20 58 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 915 (4.84%) ISEB
2 910 (4.81%) Security Cleared
3 892 (4.72%) Degree
4 564 (2.98%) SC Cleared
5 519 (2.75%) ISTQB
6 253 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 218 (1.15%) CISSP
8 211 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 203 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 136 (0.72%) MCSE
11 124 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
12 114 (0.60%) DV Cleared
13 103 (0.54%) MCP
14 100 (0.53%) CISM
15 81 (0.43%) PMI Certification
16 77 (0.41%) MCSA
17 74 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
18 71 (0.38%) CCNA
19 69 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 60 (0.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 905 (4.79%) QA
2 520 (2.75%) Data Quality
3 411 (2.17%) SLA
4 238 (1.26%) MiFID
5 160 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 150 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
7 148 (0.78%) EMIR
8 118 (0.62%) Solvency II
9 106 (0.56%) PCI DSS
10 103 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
11 78 (0.41%) FATCA
12 74 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 43 (0.23%) COBIT
14 39 (0.21%) Basel III
15 37 (0.20%) AIFMD
16 35 (0.19%) SEPA
17 26 (0.14%) Basel II
18 22 (0.12%) HL7
19 21 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
20 17 (0.090%) RMADS
System Software
1 1315 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 201 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 90 (0.48%) XenApp
5 65 (0.34%) RACF
6 62 (0.33%) VMware ESX
7 57 (0.30%) XenDesktop
8 56 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 51 (0.27%) vSphere
10 25 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 19 (0.10%) BitLocker
12 18 (0.095%) UAG
13 14 (0.074%) Docker
13 14 (0.074%) Time Sharing Option
14 13 (0.069%) Firmware
14 13 (0.069%) NFS
15 12 (0.063%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 11 (0.058%) XenServer
17 10 (0.053%) Samba
18 8 (0.042%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 432 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
2 254 (1.34%) SCCM
3 66 (0.35%) Tivoli
4 57 (0.30%) CA Endevor
5 44 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
6 43 (0.23%) Backup Exec
7 40 (0.21%) SCOM
8 37 (0.20%) Nessus
9 35 (0.19%) QRadar
10 32 (0.17%) Nmap
11 31 (0.16%) Netcool
11 31 (0.16%) WSUS
12 30 (0.16%) Control-M
13 27 (0.14%) NetBackup
14 25 (0.13%) Puppet
15 24 (0.13%) Nagios
16 23 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
17 19 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
18 17 (0.090%) RSA Security Analytics
18 17 (0.090%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2440 (12.91%) Microsoft
2 1336 (7.07%) Oracle
3 853 (4.51%) SAP
4 573 (3.03%) Citrix
5 497 (2.63%) HP
6 410 (2.17%) VMware
7 404 (2.14%) Cisco
8 337 (1.78%) IBM
9 208 (1.10%) Remedy
10 199 (1.05%) Cognos
11 190 (1.00%) Tableau
12 179 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
13 165 (0.87%) ServiceNow
14 153 (0.81%) CA
15 145 (0.77%) Murex
16 143 (0.76%) CheckPoint
17 119 (0.63%) Teradata
18 118 (0.62%) Adobe
18 118 (0.62%) Bloomberg
19 115 (0.61%) Google
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bright IT
Rate: Up to £125 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £220 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Baltimore
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Mason Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £11 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £100 - 180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
ITF Solutions
Rate: £150 - £195 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago