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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
UK
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 6759 8808 8900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.07% 17.32% 17.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.91% 18.27% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4448 5713 5806
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £342 £347
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -1.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 433 506
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.32 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £33.71 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.19
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +12.77%

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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 6206 £400 +6.66% 1542
London 0 2983 £438 +2.94% 549
South East -3 1024 £363 +3.57% 274
City of London -1 505 £450 - 161
West Midlands 0 447 £364 +11.92% 108
South West +1 411 £363 +3.57% 127
North West -1 353 £340 - 140
East of England -2 313 £375 +4.16% 99
Scotland -2 306 £325 - 50
Yorkshire -1 302 £350 +8.35% 158
East Midlands -1 260 £325 +0.77% 60
Berkshire -4 260 £395 +12.85% 54
Hampshire -1 209 £325 -7.14% 49
West Yorkshire -2 207 £338 +3.84% 108
Manchester -4 181 £339 -0.44% 72
Buckinghamshire -4 166 £340 +11.47% 32
Edinburgh 0 157 £350 - 21
Surrey +1 140 £408 +1.87% 59
Bristol +4 125 £350 - 52
Leeds -6 125 £330 +2.16% 72
Milton Keynes -2 124 £343 +10.04% 19
Northamptonshire +2 115 £350 -3.44% 18
Warwickshire 0 112 £343 +5.38% 8
Essex -1 107 £400 +14.28% 8
Wiltshire +5 106 £403 -1.82% 21
Glasgow -2 97 £280 -10.40% 13
Wales -1 93 £325 - 11
Coventry 0 88 £425 +19.29% 14
Oxfordshire -1 83 £413 +37.50% 26
South Wales -1 81 £325 +1.48% 9

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 4107 (27.85%) Finance
2 2778 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
3 2347 (15.91%) SQL
4 2264 (15.35%) Business Analysis
5 1894 (12.84%) Microsoft
6 1714 (11.62%) Windows
7 1713 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 1707 (11.57%) Banking
9 1698 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
10 1325 (8.98%) MS Excel
11 1265 (8.58%) ITIL
12 1144 (7.76%) MS Office
13 1048 (7.11%) Active Directory
14 1023 (6.94%) Data Analysis
15 1010 (6.85%) Project Management
16 984 (6.67%) Migration
17 950 (6.44%) Retail
18 905 (6.14%) Oracle
19 860 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
20 859 (5.82%) Security Cleared
21 816 (5.53%) Scrum
22 814 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
23 799 (5.42%) Degree
24 789 (5.35%) User Stories
25 777 (5.27%) Change Management
26 730 (4.95%) SQL Server
27 690 (4.68%) SAP
28 682 (4.62%) Test Scripting
29 665 (4.51%) Analytics
30 661 (4.48%) Data Modelling

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
1 455 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 256 (1.74%) SAS
3 245 (1.66%) MS Exchange
4 150 (1.02%) Confluence
5 144 (0.98%) CMS
6 114 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 102 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 101 (0.68%) IIS
9 90 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 84 (0.57%) Skype for Business
11 52 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
12 51 (0.35%) Apache
13 50 (0.34%) Apache Spark
14 49 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
15 48 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
16 44 (0.30%) IBM Notes
17 41 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
18 32 (0.22%) Tomcat
18 32 (0.22%) WebLogic
19 29 (0.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 1325 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 1144 (7.76%) MS Office
3 492 (3.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 418 (2.83%) MS Visio
5 218 (1.48%) MS Project
6 163 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
7 47 (0.32%) SPSS
8 13 (0.088%) Stata
9 7 (0.047%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.047%) LaTeX
9 7 (0.047%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.041%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.034%) Open Workbench
12 4 (0.027%) Mingle
13 3 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.020%) Doxygen
13 3 (0.020%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.014%) InDesign
14 2 (0.014%) Maya
Business Applications
1 221 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 73 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 67 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 49 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 46 (0.31%) SAP FI
7 44 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
8 41 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
9 40 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
10 37 (0.25%) SAP CO
10 37 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
11 33 (0.22%) Sonata
12 32 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
13 30 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
13 30 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 29 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
15 27 (0.18%) SAP HR
15 27 (0.18%) thinkFolio
16 26 (0.18%) Maximo
17 22 (0.15%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 233 (1.58%) Office 365
2 98 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (0.54%) SaaS
4 77 (0.52%) Google Analytics
5 50 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
6 45 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 45 (0.31%) IaaS
7 38 (0.26%) PaaS
8 25 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
8 25 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
10 22 (0.15%) GitHub
11 15 (0.10%) Google Tag Manager
12 11 (0.075%) Force.com
13 10 (0.068%) OneDrive
14 9 (0.061%) G Suite
14 9 (0.061%) Google Drive
15 7 (0.047%) Mimecast
16 6 (0.041%) Trello
17 5 (0.034%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 364 (2.47%) Firewall
2 245 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 221 (1.50%) LAN
4 208 (1.41%) WAN
5 200 (1.36%) Internet
6 180 (1.22%) DNS
7 152 (1.03%) VPN
8 131 (0.89%) Network Security
9 127 (0.86%) DHCP
10 115 (0.78%) Wireless
11 98 (0.66%) VoIP
12 76 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
13 73 (0.49%) SAN
14 70 (0.47%) Intranet
15 60 (0.41%) HTTP
16 55 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
17 45 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
18 44 (0.30%) Skype
19 41 (0.28%) MPLS
20 35 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 730 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 492 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
3 283 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 262 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 200 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 184 (1.25%) Big Data
7 177 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
8 167 (1.13%) Oracle Database
9 139 (0.94%) QlikView
10 118 (0.80%) DB2
11 113 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 105 (0.71%) Hadoop
13 95 (0.64%) Data Mining
14 86 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
15 81 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
16 78 (0.53%) MS Access
17 74 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
18 64 (0.43%) GIS
19 63 (0.43%) Power BI
20 48 (0.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 540 (3.66%) JIRA
2 371 (2.52%) Selenium
3 186 (1.26%) Cucumber
4 163 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 143 (0.97%) WebDriver
6 125 (0.85%) SoapUI
7 109 (0.74%) Jenkins
8 107 (0.73%) HP UFT
9 74 (0.50%) Git (software)
10 72 (0.49%) SpecFlow
11 71 (0.48%) Visual Studio
12 60 (0.41%) JMeter
13 48 (0.33%) LoadRunner
14 46 (0.31%) Eclipse
15 35 (0.24%) JUnit
16 32 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
17 31 (0.21%) Appium
18 30 (0.20%) Subversion
19 27 (0.18%) ERwin
20 26 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4107 (27.85%) Finance
2 1707 (11.57%) Banking
3 950 (6.44%) Retail
4 428 (2.90%) Marketing
5 426 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 402 (2.73%) Investment Banking
7 399 (2.71%) Front Office
8 380 (2.58%) Legal
9 255 (1.73%) Manufacturing
10 245 (1.66%) Back Office
11 201 (1.36%) Law
12 180 (1.22%) Advertising
13 139 (0.94%) Retail Banking
14 136 (0.92%) Publishing
15 131 (0.89%) Financial Institution
16 106 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
17 99 (0.67%) Billing
18 63 (0.43%) Games
19 62 (0.42%) French Language
20 61 (0.41%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (2.59%) XML
2 320 (2.17%) .NET
3 289 (1.96%) Web Services
4 184 (1.25%) HTML
5 136 (0.92%) SOAP
6 91 (0.62%) CSS
7 89 (0.60%) Middleware
8 80 (0.54%) Gherkin
9 65 (0.44%) RESTful
10 55 (0.37%) JSON
11 51 (0.35%) ASP.NET
12 48 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
12 48 (0.33%) REST
13 40 (0.27%) .NET Framework
14 38 (0.26%) ELK Stack
15 37 (0.25%) J2EE
16 32 (0.22%) XML Messaging
17 30 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
18 29 (0.20%) IBM Integration Bus
18 29 (0.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1698 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 545 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 330 (2.24%) User Experience
4 293 (1.99%) Derivative
5 283 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 252 (1.71%) NHS
7 251 (1.70%) Equities
8 248 (1.68%) Fixed Income
9 247 (1.67%) Data Centre
10 188 (1.27%) Visualisation
11 177 (1.20%) Statistics
12 171 (1.16%) Blackberry
13 155 (1.05%) Computer Science
14 142 (0.96%) Mainframe
15 140 (0.95%) Credit Risk
16 108 (0.73%) Data Structures
17 103 (0.70%) Mobile App
18 96 (0.65%) Mathematics
19 95 (0.64%) Reference Data
20 93 (0.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1714 (11.62%) Windows
2 617 (4.18%) Windows 7
3 519 (3.52%) Unix
4 483 (3.27%) Linux
5 323 (2.19%) Windows Server
6 201 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 178 (1.21%) Windows XP
8 162 (1.10%) Windows 10
9 155 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 124 (0.84%) Windows 8
11 120 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 102 (0.69%) Android
13 86 (0.58%) Apple iOS
14 82 (0.56%) AIX
15 45 (0.31%) Mac OS X
16 34 (0.23%) Windows 2000
17 29 (0.20%) Solaris
18 24 (0.16%) Windows Vista
19 18 (0.12%) MVS
20 17 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2778 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2264 (15.35%) Business Analysis
3 1713 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 1265 (8.58%) ITIL
5 1023 (6.94%) Data Analysis
6 1010 (6.85%) Project Management
7 984 (6.67%) Migration
8 860 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
9 816 (5.53%) Scrum
10 814 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 789 (5.35%) User Stories
12 777 (5.27%) Change Management
13 682 (4.62%) Test Scripting
14 665 (4.51%) Analytics
15 661 (4.48%) Data Modelling
16 618 (4.19%) CRM
17 547 (3.71%) Waterfall
18 542 (3.67%) Use Case
19 515 (3.49%) Service Management
20 501 (3.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2347 (15.91%) SQL
2 566 (3.84%) Java
3 326 (2.21%) C#
4 313 (2.12%) Python
5 241 (1.63%) VBA
6 192 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 185 (1.25%) JavaScript
8 151 (1.02%) PL/SQL
9 147 (1.00%) C
10 146 (0.99%) R
11 144 (0.98%) PowerShell
12 102 (0.69%) C++
12 102 (0.69%) VB
13 99 (0.67%) Perl
14 69 (0.47%) Shell Script
15 48 (0.33%) VBScript
16 47 (0.32%) Ruby
17 45 (0.31%) Bash Shell
18 43 (0.29%) COBOL
19 41 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 859 (5.82%) Security Cleared
2 799 (5.42%) Degree
3 568 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 517 (3.51%) ISEB
5 267 (1.81%) ISTQB
6 201 (1.36%) CISSP
7 156 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 127 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 119 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 114 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
11 109 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 96 (0.65%) CISM
13 84 (0.57%) CCNA
14 79 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
15 66 (0.45%) MCP
16 62 (0.42%) CISA
17 56 (0.38%) MCSE
18 52 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 46 (0.31%) CBAP
20 45 (0.31%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 607 (4.12%) QA
2 363 (2.46%) SLA
3 354 (2.40%) Data Quality
4 279 (1.89%) MiFID
5 108 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 101 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
7 75 (0.51%) EMIR
8 69 (0.47%) Solvency II
9 62 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
10 61 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 56 (0.38%) PCI DSS
12 39 (0.26%) SEPA
13 30 (0.20%) GDPR
14 29 (0.20%) COBIT
15 27 (0.18%) FATCA
16 24 (0.16%) ISO 9001
17 18 (0.12%) Basel III
18 17 (0.12%) GxP
19 16 (0.11%) GAAP
20 15 (0.10%) HL7
System Software
1 1048 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 194 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (0.58%) XenApp
4 64 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 49 (0.33%) XenDesktop
6 46 (0.31%) VMware ESX
7 41 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 40 (0.27%) vSphere
9 32 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 29 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 24 (0.16%) BitLocker
12 21 (0.14%) Terminal Services
12 21 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.095%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.081%) RACF
15 11 (0.075%) Firmware
16 10 (0.068%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.054%) Apache Flume
17 8 (0.054%) XenServer
18 7 (0.047%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 201 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
2 180 (1.22%) SCCM
3 75 (0.51%) Tivoli
4 42 (0.28%) QRadar
5 33 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
5 33 (0.22%) SCOM
6 31 (0.21%) Nessus
7 30 (0.20%) Control-M
8 29 (0.20%) WSUS
9 28 (0.19%) Puppet
10 24 (0.16%) AirWatch
10 24 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 23 (0.16%) Kibana
11 23 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 22 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 21 (0.14%) logstash
14 20 (0.14%) Nagios
15 18 (0.12%) NetBackup
16 15 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
17 14 (0.095%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1894 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 905 (6.14%) Oracle
3 690 (4.68%) SAP
4 344 (2.33%) Citrix
5 336 (2.28%) VMware
6 333 (2.26%) Cisco
7 279 (1.89%) HP
8 213 (1.44%) Tableau
9 208 (1.41%) IBM
10 178 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
11 176 (1.19%) ServiceNow
12 162 (1.10%) Google
13 130 (0.88%) Remedy
13 130 (0.88%) Splunk
14 102 (0.69%) CheckPoint
15 100 (0.68%) Adobe
16 95 (0.64%) Intel Security
17 94 (0.64%) Apple
18 93 (0.63%) Bloomberg
19 92 (0.62%) Cognos
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Anonymous
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £45.00 - £55.00 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £450 - £485 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £407 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £325 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £470 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Oscar
Rate: £180 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gourock, Renfrewshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Webrecruit
Rate: Up to £24,240 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hertfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday