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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 7624 9612 10041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.19% 17.57% 17.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.05% 18.54% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5132 6144 6576
Median daily rate £388 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 518 620
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.00 £26.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.14%

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 7058 £400 +6.66% 1298
London 0 3322 £425 - 481
South East -1 1162 £350 - 191
City of London -1 593 £450 - 134
West Midlands -1 495 £375 +15.38% 102
North West -1 456 £350 - 138
South West +1 444 £350 - 113
East of England -1 377 £375 +3.09% 94
Yorkshire 0 363 £340 +0.74% 119
Scotland -3 327 £325 - 63
East Midlands 0 318 £325 -2.98% 42
Hampshire +3 266 £300 -7.69% 48
Berkshire -2 259 £373 +6.42% 58
West Yorkshire -1 235 £320 -7.51% 90
Manchester -2 231 £350 - 66
Edinburgh -1 188 £350 - 37
Surrey +2 161 £425 +2.34% 24
Buckinghamshire -3 150 £333 +6.64% 17
Leeds -5 145 £313 -3.84% 63
Northamptonshire +1 126 £338 -3.57% 17
Warwickshire 0 122 £343 +5.38% 13
Bristol 0 118 £361 -0.34% 43
Essex 0 113 £300 -20.00% 10
Milton Keynes -3 110 £341 +8.16% 12
Wiltshire 0 108 £363 +1.82% 21
Cheshire 0 105 £350 -5.08% 25
Wales -2 105 £375 +15.38% 29
Oxfordshire -3 103 £350 - 10
North East -25 98 £325 -13.33% 12
Hertfordshire -2 97 £325 -11.56% 35

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 4466 (28.04%) Finance
2 2979 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
3 2535 (15.92%) SQL
4 2468 (15.50%) Business Analysis
5 2053 (12.89%) Microsoft
6 1913 (12.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 1872 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 1846 (11.59%) Banking
9 1800 (11.30%) Windows
10 1445 (9.07%) MS Excel
11 1437 (9.02%) ITIL
12 1249 (7.84%) MS Office
13 1141 (7.16%) Data Analysis
14 1138 (7.15%) Active Directory
15 1100 (6.91%) Project Management
16 1082 (6.79%) Retail
17 1058 (6.64%) Migration
18 1012 (6.35%) Oracle
19 938 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
20 902 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
21 866 (5.44%) Change Management
22 860 (5.40%) Security Cleared
23 839 (5.27%) User Stories
24 832 (5.22%) Degree
25 825 (5.18%) Scrum
26 802 (5.04%) SAP
27 729 (4.58%) SQL Server
28 716 (4.50%) Test Scripting
29 685 (4.30%) CRM
30 684 (4.30%) Analytics

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
1 528 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 304 (1.91%) SAS
3 272 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 161 (1.01%) CMS
5 151 (0.95%) Confluence
6 116 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 110 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 96 (0.60%) Skype for Business
9 92 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 87 (0.55%) IIS
11 65 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 58 (0.36%) Apache
13 54 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 51 (0.32%) Apache Spark
15 50 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
16 43 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
17 41 (0.26%) IBM Notes
18 36 (0.23%) Tomcat
19 35 (0.22%) WebLogic
20 33 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1445 (9.07%) MS Excel
2 1249 (7.84%) MS Office
3 564 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 492 (3.09%) MS Visio
5 226 (1.42%) MS Project
6 153 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 60 (0.38%) SPSS
8 9 (0.057%) Stata
9 8 (0.050%) Mingle
10 7 (0.044%) Acrobat
10 7 (0.044%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.044%) LaTeX
11 6 (0.038%) Open Workbench
11 6 (0.038%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.019%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.019%) RoboHelp
13 2 (0.013%) CATIA
13 2 (0.013%) Maya
14 1 (0.006%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 203 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 104 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 95 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 72 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 69 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 52 (0.33%) SAP FI
7 47 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 44 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
9 43 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
9 43 (0.27%) SAP CO
9 43 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
9 43 (0.27%) SAP HR
10 37 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
11 34 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
12 31 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
12 31 (0.19%) Sonata
13 30 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
14 29 (0.18%) Markit EDM
14 29 (0.18%) thinkFolio
15 27 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 277 (1.74%) Office 365
2 126 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (0.58%) SaaS
4 87 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 70 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
6 68 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
7 48 (0.30%) IaaS
8 45 (0.28%) PaaS
9 37 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
10 23 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
12 19 (0.12%) G Suite
13 14 (0.088%) GitHub
14 12 (0.075%) OneDrive
15 11 (0.069%) Force.com
15 11 (0.069%) Google Tag Manager
16 9 (0.057%) Google Drive
17 6 (0.038%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 6 (0.038%) Trello
18 5 (0.031%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 381 (2.39%) Firewall
2 241 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 227 (1.43%) LAN
4 213 (1.34%) Internet
5 195 (1.22%) WAN
6 178 (1.12%) DNS
7 166 (1.04%) VPN
8 135 (0.85%) DHCP
9 129 (0.81%) Network Security
10 103 (0.65%) Wireless
11 87 (0.55%) VoIP
12 82 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
12 82 (0.51%) SAN
13 64 (0.40%) Intranet
14 53 (0.33%) HTTP
15 51 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
16 44 (0.28%) Skype
16 44 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
17 41 (0.26%) SSL
18 39 (0.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 729 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 544 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
3 285 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 257 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 212 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 209 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
7 197 (1.24%) Big Data
8 159 (1.00%) Oracle Database
9 138 (0.87%) QlikView
10 120 (0.75%) Hadoop
10 120 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 109 (0.68%) DB2
12 99 (0.62%) Data Mining
13 94 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
14 90 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
15 88 (0.55%) MS Access
16 75 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
17 65 (0.41%) GIS
18 60 (0.38%) MySQL
19 57 (0.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 589 (3.70%) JIRA
2 379 (2.38%) Selenium
3 198 (1.24%) Cucumber
4 151 (0.95%) WebDriver
5 144 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 136 (0.85%) SoapUI
7 107 (0.67%) Jenkins
8 102 (0.64%) HP UFT
9 78 (0.49%) Git (software)
10 76 (0.48%) JMeter
11 70 (0.44%) SpecFlow
12 62 (0.39%) Visual Studio
13 47 (0.30%) JUnit
14 44 (0.28%) LoadRunner
15 43 (0.27%) Subversion
16 40 (0.25%) Eclipse
17 34 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 34 (0.21%) Toad
18 33 (0.21%) Maven
19 28 (0.18%) Appium
General
1 4466 (28.04%) Finance
2 1846 (11.59%) Banking
3 1082 (6.79%) Retail
4 512 (3.22%) Marketing
5 497 (3.12%) Telecoms
6 413 (2.59%) Investment Banking
7 376 (2.36%) Front Office
8 366 (2.30%) Legal
9 276 (1.73%) Manufacturing
10 227 (1.43%) Back Office
11 223 (1.40%) Law
12 199 (1.25%) Retail Banking
13 176 (1.11%) Advertising
14 151 (0.95%) Financial Institution
15 136 (0.85%) Publishing
16 124 (0.78%) Billing
17 111 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
18 73 (0.46%) Electronics
19 67 (0.42%) Games
19 67 (0.42%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 407 (2.56%) XML
2 338 (2.12%) .NET
3 325 (2.04%) Web Services
4 221 (1.39%) HTML
5 147 (0.92%) SOAP
6 108 (0.68%) Middleware
7 106 (0.67%) CSS
8 92 (0.58%) Gherkin
9 65 (0.41%) RESTful
10 59 (0.37%) REST
11 56 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
12 54 (0.34%) JSON
13 51 (0.32%) ASP.NET
14 45 (0.28%) J2EE
15 42 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
16 40 (0.25%) .NET Framework
17 37 (0.23%) ELK Stack
18 36 (0.23%) HTML5
18 36 (0.23%) XSLT
19 30 (0.19%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 1872 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 562 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 345 (2.17%) User Experience
4 295 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 275 (1.73%) Derivative
6 273 (1.71%) Equities
6 273 (1.71%) NHS
7 251 (1.58%) Fixed Income
8 250 (1.57%) Data Centre
9 217 (1.36%) Mainframe
10 185 (1.16%) Credit Risk
11 182 (1.14%) Blackberry
12 176 (1.11%) Visualisation
13 169 (1.06%) Computer Science
13 169 (1.06%) Statistics
14 124 (0.78%) Mobile App
15 119 (0.75%) Mathematics
16 116 (0.73%) Data Structures
17 100 (0.63%) Reference Data
18 94 (0.59%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1800 (11.30%) Windows
2 681 (4.28%) Windows 7
3 551 (3.46%) Unix
4 513 (3.22%) Linux
5 346 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 233 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 201 (1.26%) Windows XP
8 163 (1.02%) Windows 8
9 161 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 156 (0.98%) Windows 10
11 140 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 108 (0.68%) Android
13 93 (0.58%) Apple iOS
14 88 (0.55%) AIX
15 54 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 42 (0.26%) Solaris
17 36 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 35 (0.22%) Windows 2000
19 27 (0.17%) Windows Vista
20 19 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2979 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2468 (15.50%) Business Analysis
3 1913 (12.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 1437 (9.02%) ITIL
5 1141 (7.16%) Data Analysis
6 1100 (6.91%) Project Management
7 1058 (6.64%) Migration
8 938 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
9 902 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
10 866 (5.44%) Change Management
11 839 (5.27%) User Stories
12 825 (5.18%) Scrum
13 716 (4.50%) Test Scripting
14 685 (4.30%) CRM
15 684 (4.30%) Analytics
16 657 (4.13%) Data Modelling
17 604 (3.79%) Use Case
18 595 (3.74%) Waterfall
19 584 (3.67%) SDLC
20 544 (3.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2535 (15.92%) SQL
2 648 (4.07%) Java
3 317 (1.99%) Python
4 316 (1.98%) C#
5 266 (1.67%) VBA
6 207 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 200 (1.26%) T-SQL
8 182 (1.14%) PL/SQL
9 163 (1.02%) C
10 134 (0.84%) R
11 130 (0.82%) PowerShell
12 112 (0.70%) VB
13 111 (0.70%) C++
14 101 (0.63%) Perl
15 76 (0.48%) Shell Script
16 57 (0.36%) COBOL
17 49 (0.31%) Ruby
18 48 (0.30%) Bash Shell
19 43 (0.27%) PHP
20 36 (0.23%) JCL
Qualifications
1 860 (5.40%) Security Cleared
2 832 (5.22%) Degree
3 606 (3.81%) ISEB
4 555 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 312 (1.96%) ISTQB
6 235 (1.48%) CISSP
7 169 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 144 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 137 (0.86%) DV Cleared
10 133 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 112 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
12 104 (0.65%) CISM
13 85 (0.53%) CCNA
14 79 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
15 78 (0.49%) MCP
16 72 (0.45%) CISA
17 62 (0.39%) MCSE
18 59 (0.37%) CBAP
19 58 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 42 (0.26%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 661 (4.15%) QA
2 396 (2.49%) SLA
3 368 (2.31%) Data Quality
4 238 (1.49%) MiFID
5 144 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 110 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
7 86 (0.54%) Solvency II
8 81 (0.51%) PCI DSS
9 66 (0.41%) EMIR
10 62 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 50 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
12 44 (0.28%) SEPA
13 38 (0.24%) COBIT
14 28 (0.18%) FATCA
15 23 (0.14%) Basel III
16 21 (0.13%) ISO 9001
17 19 (0.12%) GxP
18 18 (0.11%) GAAP
19 14 (0.088%) SDET
20 11 (0.069%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1138 (7.15%) Active Directory
2 189 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (0.51%) XenApp
4 73 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 45 (0.28%) XenDesktop
6 37 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 35 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 35 (0.22%) vSphere
8 34 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 30 (0.19%) Terminal Services
10 23 (0.14%) BitLocker
11 20 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (0.082%) Firmware
15 12 (0.075%) Snort
15 12 (0.075%) VMware Server
16 10 (0.063%) Time Sharing Option
16 10 (0.063%) XenServer
17 8 (0.050%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 243 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
2 215 (1.35%) SCCM
3 78 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 51 (0.32%) QRadar
4 51 (0.32%) SCOM
5 44 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
6 41 (0.26%) Nessus
7 35 (0.22%) Control-M
8 33 (0.21%) Puppet
9 32 (0.20%) WSUS
10 29 (0.18%) AirWatch
11 23 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 22 (0.14%) NetBackup
13 20 (0.13%) Kibana
13 20 (0.13%) logstash
13 20 (0.13%) Nagios
13 20 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 18 (0.11%) Netcool
14 18 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
14 18 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2053 (12.89%) Microsoft
2 1012 (6.35%) Oracle
3 802 (5.04%) SAP
4 373 (2.34%) Citrix
5 342 (2.15%) VMware
6 324 (2.03%) HP
7 316 (1.98%) Cisco
8 222 (1.39%) IBM
9 203 (1.27%) ServiceNow
10 192 (1.21%) Tableau
11 184 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
12 173 (1.09%) Google
13 157 (0.99%) Remedy
14 143 (0.90%) CA
15 129 (0.81%) Splunk
16 118 (0.74%) Cognos
17 102 (0.64%) Apple
17 102 (0.64%) CheckPoint
18 101 (0.63%) Adobe
19 100 (0.63%) Intel Security
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £500 per month
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £80000 per annum + Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 7 hours ago
Ripon, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leicestershire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 8 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £262 to £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £22000 - £29326 per annum + + benefits+Overtime
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £270 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago