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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 10239 9789 12568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 18.55% 21.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.53% 20.01% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6486 6098 7658
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £202 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 605 757
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.27 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 19 September 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 September 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 September 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 9323 £375 - 2216
London -1 4493 £400 -5.88% 931
South East +2 1615 £340 -2.85% 384
City of London +1 1175 £413 -4.06% 335
South West 0 620 £330 -8.33% 154
North West +1 580 £319 +2.82% 181
East of England -1 529 £338 -3.57% 139
Scotland -1 507 £350 +7.69% 112
Yorkshire +1 498 £325 +5.69% 192
West Midlands 0 442 £328 -6.42% 133
East Midlands +1 366 £350 +16.47% 68
West Yorkshire +1 358 £325 +3.17% 124
Hampshire -1 342 £336 -10.92% 73
Berkshire +2 314 £361 +11.15% 74
Buckinghamshire +1 289 £330 +10.00% 59
Manchester +1 277 £313 +0.40% 94
Edinburgh 0 273 £375 +13.20% 51
Surrey -1 222 £350 -6.66% 69
Milton Keynes +1 213 £340 +13.33% 35
Bristol +1 206 £330 -10.20% 57
Leeds 0 199 £300 -2.43% 74
Wales 0 194 £365 +7.35% 42
Cheshire +3 165 £311 -2.42% 48
South Wales +3 155 £351 +6.21% 33
Wiltshire +3 147 £313 -15.54% 28
Hertfordshire +3 147 £363 +16.00% 50
Birmingham 0 137 £350 - 39
Glasgow -4 130 £300 - 42
Cardiff +3 126 £365 +7.35% 24
Cambridgeshire 0 112 £250 -33.33% 42

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5688 (27.53%) Finance
2 3701 (17.91%) SQL
3 3050 (14.76%) Business Analysis
4 2815 (13.62%) Microsoft
5 2789 (13.50%) Windows
6 2755 (13.33%) Banking
7 2644 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
8 2374 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
9 2201 (10.65%) MS Excel
10 1899 (9.19%) ITIL
11 1874 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 1828 (8.85%) MS Office
13 1623 (7.86%) Project Management
14 1544 (7.47%) Oracle
15 1539 (7.45%) Active Directory
16 1475 (7.14%) Retail
17 1396 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
18 1293 (6.26%) Data Analysis
19 1247 (6.04%) SQL Server
20 1241 (6.01%) Migration
21 1092 (5.29%) Windows 7
22 1080 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
23 1014 (4.91%) Degree
24 976 (4.72%) Test Scripting
25 974 (4.71%) Security Cleared
26 946 (4.58%) Change Management
27 938 (4.54%) Investment Banking
28 934 (4.52%) UNIX
29 918 (4.44%) ISEB
30 916 (4.43%) SAP

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 823 (3.98%) SharePoint
2 536 (2.59%) MS Exchange
3 474 (2.29%) SAS
4 212 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 208 (1.01%) CMS
6 201 (0.97%) WebSphere
7 195 (0.94%) IBM Notes
8 146 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 145 (0.70%) IIS
10 128 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
11 111 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
12 102 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 100 (0.48%) Lync
14 90 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
15 63 (0.30%) Tomcat
16 62 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
17 60 (0.29%) Apache
18 52 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
19 43 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
20 41 (0.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 2201 (10.65%) MS Excel
2 1828 (8.85%) MS Office
3 706 (3.42%) MS Visio
4 692 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 410 (1.98%) MS Project
6 161 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 106 (0.51%) SPSS
8 38 (0.18%) PowerPivot
9 25 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 18 (0.087%) Photoshop
11 13 (0.063%) FastStats
12 8 (0.039%) Stata
13 6 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
14 5 (0.024%) Final Cut Pro
15 4 (0.019%) Mingle
15 4 (0.019%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.015%) DOC1
17 2 (0.010%) Gephi
17 2 (0.010%) InDesign
17 2 (0.010%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 200 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 152 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 119 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 95 (0.46%) Markit EDM
5 94 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 85 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 74 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 61 (0.30%) Google Analytics
9 59 (0.29%) SAP HR
10 57 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
11 54 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
12 53 (0.26%) SAP SD
13 52 (0.25%) Agresso
14 50 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
15 46 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
16 44 (0.21%) SAP FI
17 41 (0.20%) SAP CO
18 40 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
19 38 (0.18%) assyst
20 36 (0.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 121 (0.59%) Office 365
2 85 (0.41%) SaaS
3 41 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (0.12%) Google Apps
5 20 (0.097%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.068%) Force.com
7 13 (0.063%) SuccessFactors
7 13 (0.063%) IBM Blueworks
8 7 (0.034%) Taleo
8 7 (0.034%) IaaS
9 6 (0.029%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (0.024%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.019%) PaaS
12 2 (0.010%) Trello
12 2 (0.010%) Heroku
12 2 (0.010%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.005%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.005%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.005%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 396 (1.92%) Firewall
2 353 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 275 (1.33%) WAN
4 273 (1.32%) LAN
5 269 (1.30%) Internet
6 237 (1.15%) DNS
7 228 (1.10%) SAN
8 180 (0.87%) VPN
9 159 (0.77%) DHCP
10 146 (0.71%) Intranet
11 133 (0.64%) VoIP
12 128 (0.62%) Wireless
13 112 (0.54%) Network Security
14 90 (0.44%) FTP
15 83 (0.40%) HTTP
16 72 (0.35%) MPLS
17 56 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
17 56 (0.27%) LDAP
18 47 (0.23%) IP Telephony
18 47 (0.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1247 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 809 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 428 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 349 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 303 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 266 (1.29%) Oracle Database
7 265 (1.28%) MS Access
8 249 (1.21%) Data Mining
9 219 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
10 199 (0.96%) QlikView
11 182 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 135 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
13 110 (0.53%) MySQL
14 109 (0.53%) DB2
15 104 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
15 104 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
16 94 (0.45%) Big Data
17 77 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
18 76 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
19 72 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 331 (1.60%) Selenium
2 326 (1.58%) JIRA
3 196 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 183 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 153 (0.74%) Visual Studio
6 143 (0.69%) Cucumber
7 102 (0.49%) WebDriver
8 81 (0.39%) LoadRunner
9 69 (0.33%) Toad
10 68 (0.33%) SoapUI
11 63 (0.30%) JMeter
12 57 (0.28%) SpecFlow
13 56 (0.27%) Maven
14 54 (0.26%) FitNesse
15 53 (0.26%) Jenkins
16 46 (0.22%) TestDirector
17 45 (0.22%) Rational Rose
18 43 (0.21%) Subversion
19 39 (0.19%) JUnit
20 38 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 5688 (27.53%) Finance
2 2755 (13.33%) Banking
3 1475 (7.14%) Retail
4 938 (4.54%) Investment Banking
5 601 (2.91%) Front Office
6 595 (2.88%) Telecoms
7 567 (2.74%) Marketing
8 503 (2.43%) Legal
9 354 (1.71%) Back Office
10 299 (1.45%) Retail Banking
11 254 (1.23%) Law
12 253 (1.22%) Manufacturing
13 234 (1.13%) Financial Institution
14 229 (1.11%) Publishing
15 197 (0.95%) Advertising
16 190 (0.92%) Billing
17 159 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
18 93 (0.45%) French Language
18 93 (0.45%) General Ledger
19 89 (0.43%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 673 (3.26%) .NET
2 477 (2.31%) XML
3 343 (1.66%) HTML
4 311 (1.51%) Web Services
5 174 (0.84%) ASP.NET
6 146 (0.71%) Middleware
7 131 (0.63%) CSS
8 130 (0.63%) SOAP
9 118 (0.57%) J2EE
10 89 (0.43%) JSP
11 67 (0.32%) REST
12 63 (0.30%) .NET Framework
13 55 (0.27%) MDX
13 55 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
14 53 (0.26%) WCF
15 51 (0.25%) FpML
15 51 (0.25%) jQuery
16 49 (0.24%) Spring
17 45 (0.22%) XSLT
18 43 (0.21%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2374 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 731 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 687 (3.33%) NHS
4 443 (2.14%) Derivative
5 369 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 298 (1.44%) Fixed Income
7 279 (1.35%) Credit Risk
8 272 (1.32%) User Experience
9 265 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 229 (1.11%) Equities
11 221 (1.07%) Mobile App
12 188 (0.91%) Statistics
13 168 (0.81%) Market Risk
14 159 (0.77%) Mainframe
15 157 (0.76%) Computer Science
16 149 (0.72%) Open Source
17 141 (0.68%) Mathematics
18 134 (0.65%) Reference Data
19 117 (0.57%) Data Integration
20 112 (0.54%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2789 (13.50%) Windows
2 1092 (5.29%) Windows 7
3 934 (4.52%) UNIX
4 741 (3.59%) Windows XP
5 567 (2.74%) Linux
6 539 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 429 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 154 (0.75%) Windows 8
9 152 (0.74%) Android
9 152 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 129 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 104 (0.50%) Solaris
12 94 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 92 (0.45%) Windows Vista
14 63 (0.30%) Windows 2000
15 62 (0.30%) AIX
16 58 (0.28%) Mac OS X
17 30 (0.15%) HPUX
18 25 (0.12%) VMS
19 23 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3050 (14.76%) Business Analysis
2 2644 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
3 1899 (9.19%) ITIL
4 1874 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 1623 (7.86%) Project Management
6 1396 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1293 (6.26%) Data Analysis
8 1241 (6.01%) Migration
9 1080 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
10 976 (4.72%) Test Scripting
11 946 (4.58%) Change Management
12 837 (4.05%) E-Commerce
13 820 (3.97%) Data Modelling
14 805 (3.90%) Scrum
15 802 (3.88%) CRM
16 785 (3.80%) Use Case
17 781 (3.78%) UML
18 648 (3.14%) Analytics
19 645 (3.12%) PRINCE2
20 644 (3.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3701 (17.91%) SQL
2 677 (3.28%) Java
3 498 (2.41%) VBA
4 445 (2.15%) C#
5 255 (1.23%) T-SQL
6 247 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 229 (1.11%) VB
8 227 (1.10%) PL/SQL
9 165 (0.80%) Perl
10 163 (0.79%) C
11 138 (0.67%) Python
11 138 (0.67%) C++
12 130 (0.63%) PowerShell
13 122 (0.59%) Shell Script
14 78 (0.38%) VBScript
15 70 (0.34%) PHP
15 70 (0.34%) Bash Shell
16 55 (0.27%) Ruby
17 52 (0.25%) COBOL
17 52 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1014 (4.91%) Degree
2 974 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 918 (4.44%) ISEB
4 682 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 412 (1.99%) ISTQB
6 280 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 214 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 207 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
9 187 (0.91%) CISSP
10 161 (0.78%) MCP
11 152 (0.74%) DV Cleared
12 140 (0.68%) MCSE
13 137 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
14 111 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 109 (0.53%) CCNA
16 96 (0.46%) PMI Certification
17 80 (0.39%) CISM
18 77 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 68 (0.33%) CIMA
19 68 (0.33%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 845 (4.09%) QA
2 538 (2.60%) SLA
3 165 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 131 (0.63%) EMIR
5 126 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 121 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 116 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
8 92 (0.45%) Basel III
9 90 (0.44%) Solvency II
10 86 (0.42%) PCI DSS
11 72 (0.35%) ISO 9001
12 46 (0.22%) FATCA
13 44 (0.21%) Basel II
14 35 (0.17%) MiFID
15 33 (0.16%) COBIT
16 24 (0.12%) AIFMD
17 23 (0.11%) COREP
17 23 (0.11%) FINREP
18 21 (0.10%) P3O
19 17 (0.082%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1539 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 214 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (0.53%) XenApp
4 80 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 64 (0.31%) VMware ESX
6 50 (0.24%) vSphere
7 43 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 30 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 27 (0.13%) Terminal Services
10 21 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 20 (0.097%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 20 (0.097%) NFS
12 17 (0.082%) XenServer
13 16 (0.077%) Xen
14 15 (0.073%) RACF
14 15 (0.073%) ISA Server
14 15 (0.073%) NLBS
15 14 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 12 (0.058%) Forefront TMG
16 12 (0.058%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 469 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
2 207 (1.00%) SCCM
3 84 (0.41%) Backup Exec
3 84 (0.41%) Tivoli
4 66 (0.32%) Control-M
5 56 (0.27%) SCOM
6 55 (0.27%) OpenView
7 48 (0.23%) NetBackup
8 41 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 37 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
10 35 (0.17%) WSUS
11 34 (0.16%) OVSD
12 29 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 28 (0.14%) Nessus
14 25 (0.12%) Nagios
15 22 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
16 20 (0.097%) Norton AntiVirus
17 16 (0.077%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 16 (0.077%) Netcool
18 14 (0.068%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 2815 (13.62%) Microsoft
2 1544 (7.47%) Oracle
3 916 (4.43%) SAP
4 689 (3.33%) HP
5 661 (3.20%) Citrix
6 429 (2.08%) VMware
7 357 (1.73%) Cisco
8 321 (1.55%) Business Objects
9 311 (1.51%) Remedy
10 287 (1.39%) IBM
11 249 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 201 (0.97%) Cognos
13 200 (0.97%) Lotus
14 130 (0.63%) Tableau
15 122 (0.59%) Siebel
16 121 (0.59%) Sybase
16 121 (0.59%) Red Hat
17 116 (0.56%) Google
17 116 (0.56%) Charles River
17 116 (0.56%) ServiceNow
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