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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 11122 10162 9619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 18.19% 18.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.51% 19.76% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7270 6392 5998
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.74% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 540 580
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.36 £32.98 £27.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.55 £14.50 £14.13
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +2.65%

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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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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 0 9981 £375 - 2129
London 0 4456 £425 +6.25% 837
South East 0 1814 £350 +6.06% 354
City of London -2 1023 £425 - 246
North West 0 874 £350 +12.90% 249
Scotland +1 847 £350 - 106
Yorkshire -2 631 £350 +7.69% 161
East of England +1 622 £350 -2.43% 125
South West 0 597 £350 +0.71% 157
West Midlands 0 466 £350 +7.69% 134
Edinburgh -1 465 £350 -6.66% 59
West Yorkshire -3 464 £350 +3.70% 117
Berkshire +3 397 £360 - 85
Hampshire +3 384 £350 +6.87% 70
Manchester 0 365 £325 +4.41% 135
East Midlands 0 358 £350 -6.66% 90
Buckinghamshire 0 330 £325 - 41
Leeds -2 299 £350 +11.11% 74
Milton Keynes 0 273 £325 -1.51% 26
Glasgow +5 252 £330 +8.19% 34
Surrey -2 239 £366 +12.69% 78
Cheshire -1 225 £378 +22.56% 40
Bristol 0 204 £350 +7.69% 65
Essex -1 164 £350 +33.33% 22
Oxfordshire 0 144 £355 +7.57% 23
Wales -5 142 £350 -2.16% 41
North East -5 140 £400 +14.28% 18
Wiltshire -1 133 £375 +13.63% 30
Hertfordshire +2 132 £356 +1.78% 47
Cambridgeshire +2 127 £325 +9.24% 24

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 6698 (31.43%) Finance
2 3879 (18.20%) SQL
3 3293 (15.45%) Banking
4 3236 (15.19%) Business Analysis
5 3077 (14.44%) Microsoft
6 3009 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
7 2521 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
8 2477 (11.62%) Windows
9 2395 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 2328 (10.92%) MS Excel
11 1820 (8.54%) ITIL
12 1814 (8.51%) MS Office
13 1575 (7.39%) Project Management
14 1457 (6.84%) Retail
15 1445 (6.78%) Active Directory
16 1437 (6.74%) Migration
17 1359 (6.38%) Data Analysis
18 1358 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
19 1335 (6.26%) Oracle
20 1321 (6.20%) SQL Server
21 1320 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
22 1074 (5.04%) Test Scripting
23 1023 (4.80%) Security Cleared
24 1007 (4.73%) Windows 7
25 972 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
26 966 (4.53%) Degree
27 955 (4.48%) CRM
28 913 (4.28%) QA
29 907 (4.26%) Data Modelling
30 890 (4.18%) ISEB

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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
1 707 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 480 (2.25%) SAS
3 423 (1.98%) MS Exchange
4 218 (1.02%) IIS
5 200 (0.94%) CMS
6 163 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 145 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 128 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 109 (0.51%) Lync
10 108 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
11 101 (0.47%) IBM Notes
12 87 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
13 75 (0.35%) Tomcat
14 74 (0.35%) JBoss
15 71 (0.33%) Confluence
16 63 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
17 58 (0.27%) Apache
18 53 (0.25%) WorkSite
18 53 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 49 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2328 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 1814 (8.51%) MS Office
3 747 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 690 (3.24%) MS Visio
5 319 (1.50%) MS Project
6 159 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 83 (0.39%) SPSS
8 37 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 17 (0.080%) Open Workbench
10 11 (0.052%) InfoPath
11 10 (0.047%) FastStats
12 5 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.023%) Windchill
13 3 (0.014%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.014%) Photoshop
14 2 (0.009%) InDesign
14 2 (0.009%) MicroStation
14 2 (0.009%) Mingle
15 1 (0.005%) Maple
15 1 (0.005%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 338 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 104 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 103 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 82 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 66 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
6 65 (0.31%) Markit EDM
7 63 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 58 (0.27%) SAP FI
9 54 (0.25%) SAP HR
9 54 (0.25%) thinkFolio
10 52 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
11 45 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
11 45 (0.21%) SAP CO
11 45 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
12 44 (0.21%) Agresso
13 39 (0.18%) Summit
13 39 (0.18%) SAP ERP
14 38 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
15 30 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
16 29 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 192 (0.90%) Office 365
2 98 (0.46%) SaaS
3 83 (0.39%) Google Analytics
4 56 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 52 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 36 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
7 32 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 26 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 19 (0.089%) PaaS
9 19 (0.089%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (0.084%) IBM Blueworks
11 17 (0.080%) IaaS
12 14 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.047%) Taleo
13 10 (0.047%) Yammer
14 9 (0.042%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.038%) Force.com
15 8 (0.038%) GitHub
16 6 (0.028%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.019%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 420 (1.97%) Firewall
2 350 (1.64%) LAN
3 336 (1.58%) WAN
4 278 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 251 (1.18%) DNS
6 247 (1.16%) Internet
7 200 (0.94%) DHCP
8 184 (0.86%) SAN
9 173 (0.81%) VPN
10 137 (0.64%) Network Security
11 135 (0.63%) Intranet
12 113 (0.53%) Wireless
13 100 (0.47%) SSL
14 93 (0.44%) VoIP
15 87 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
16 68 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
17 66 (0.31%) HTTP
18 63 (0.30%) LDAP
19 56 (0.26%) FTP
20 53 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1321 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 972 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
3 505 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 477 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 390 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
6 269 (1.26%) Relational Database
7 268 (1.26%) Oracle Database
8 231 (1.08%) MS Access
9 221 (1.04%) Data Mining
10 213 (1.00%) QlikView
11 203 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 201 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
13 176 (0.83%) DB2
14 146 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
15 137 (0.64%) Big Data
16 132 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
17 121 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
18 106 (0.50%) RDBMS
19 103 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
20 96 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 446 (2.09%) JIRA
2 379 (1.78%) Selenium
3 221 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 196 (0.92%) Cucumber
5 181 (0.85%) Visual Studio
6 156 (0.73%) SoapUI
7 128 (0.60%) WebDriver
8 125 (0.59%) HP UFT
9 122 (0.57%) LoadRunner
10 92 (0.43%) SpecFlow
11 84 (0.39%) Jenkins
12 81 (0.38%) Subversion
13 77 (0.36%) Toad
14 69 (0.32%) JMeter
15 51 (0.24%) Git (software)
16 43 (0.20%) Maven
17 41 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
18 40 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 39 (0.18%) Eclipse
19 39 (0.18%) Ant
General
1 6698 (31.43%) Finance
2 3293 (15.45%) Banking
3 1457 (6.84%) Retail
4 842 (3.95%) Investment Banking
5 706 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 524 (2.46%) Legal
7 508 (2.38%) Front Office
8 505 (2.37%) Marketing
9 415 (1.95%) Retail Banking
10 337 (1.58%) Back Office
11 290 (1.36%) Law
12 270 (1.27%) Manufacturing
13 235 (1.10%) Financial Institution
14 180 (0.84%) Advertising
15 171 (0.80%) Billing
16 139 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
17 134 (0.63%) Publishing
18 115 (0.54%) General Ledger
19 109 (0.51%) Automotive
20 76 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 740 (3.47%) .NET
2 567 (2.66%) XML
3 414 (1.94%) Web Services
4 293 (1.37%) HTML
5 191 (0.90%) ASP.NET
6 186 (0.87%) SOAP
7 152 (0.71%) Middleware
8 146 (0.69%) CSS
9 85 (0.40%) Gherkin
10 75 (0.35%) J2EE
11 73 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
12 69 (0.32%) .NET Framework
13 61 (0.29%) WCF
14 59 (0.28%) XML Messaging
15 58 (0.27%) JSON
16 51 (0.24%) RESTful
17 50 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
18 46 (0.22%) jQuery
19 45 (0.21%) REST
20 44 (0.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2521 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 667 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 524 (2.46%) NHS
4 417 (1.96%) Derivative
5 347 (1.63%) Fixed Income
6 301 (1.41%) Data Centre
7 299 (1.40%) Equities
8 296 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 292 (1.37%) Blackberry
10 286 (1.34%) User Experience
11 248 (1.16%) Credit Risk
12 230 (1.08%) Mainframe
13 188 (0.88%) Statistics
14 175 (0.82%) Computer Science
15 162 (0.76%) Visualisation
16 159 (0.75%) Data Structures
17 150 (0.70%) Reference Data
18 143 (0.67%) Data Integration
19 138 (0.65%) Mathematics
20 137 (0.64%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2477 (11.62%) Windows
2 1007 (4.73%) Windows 7
3 747 (3.51%) UNIX
4 575 (2.70%) Linux
5 486 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 432 (2.03%) Windows XP
7 342 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 232 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 160 (0.75%) Windows 8
10 158 (0.74%) Android
11 112 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 72 (0.34%) AIX
13 70 (0.33%) Mac OS X
14 68 (0.32%) Solaris
15 59 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 53 (0.25%) zOS
17 45 (0.21%) Windows Vista
18 19 (0.089%) Mac OS
18 19 (0.089%) Windows 2000 Server
19 15 (0.070%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3236 (15.19%) Business Analysis
2 3009 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
3 2395 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 1820 (8.54%) ITIL
5 1575 (7.39%) Project Management
6 1437 (6.74%) Migration
7 1359 (6.38%) Data Analysis
8 1358 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1320 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
10 1074 (5.04%) Test Scripting
11 955 (4.48%) CRM
12 907 (4.26%) Data Modelling
13 870 (4.08%) Change Management
14 823 (3.86%) Scrum
15 804 (3.77%) Use Case
16 803 (3.77%) Waterfall
17 729 (3.42%) E-Commerce
18 723 (3.39%) Analytics
19 716 (3.36%) User Stories
20 662 (3.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3879 (18.20%) SQL
2 821 (3.85%) Java
3 517 (2.43%) C#
4 493 (2.31%) VBA
5 412 (1.93%) T-SQL
6 317 (1.49%) JavaScript
7 244 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 228 (1.07%) VB
9 188 (0.88%) PowerShell
10 171 (0.80%) Python
11 160 (0.75%) Perl
12 137 (0.64%) Shell Script
13 131 (0.61%) C
14 120 (0.56%) C++
15 85 (0.40%) R
16 76 (0.36%) JCL
17 70 (0.33%) VB.NET
18 67 (0.31%) VBScript
19 59 (0.28%) Ruby
20 51 (0.24%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1023 (4.80%) Security Cleared
2 966 (4.53%) Degree
3 890 (4.18%) ISEB
4 650 (3.05%) SC Cleared
5 399 (1.87%) ISTQB
6 224 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 201 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 201 (0.94%) CISSP
8 185 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 135 (0.63%) DV Cleared
9 135 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 109 (0.51%) CISM
11 100 (0.47%) MCP
12 94 (0.44%) CIMA
13 93 (0.44%) CCNA
14 91 (0.43%) MCSE
15 85 (0.40%) ACCA
16 83 (0.39%) PMI Certification
17 81 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 65 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 913 (4.28%) QA
2 509 (2.39%) SLA
3 247 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 199 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 139 (0.65%) EMIR
6 114 (0.53%) Solvency II
7 110 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 108 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
9 106 (0.50%) MiFID
10 104 (0.49%) PCI DSS
11 71 (0.33%) FATCA
12 53 (0.25%) Basel III
13 33 (0.15%) ISO 9001
14 30 (0.14%) COBIT
14 30 (0.14%) COREP
15 28 (0.13%) GAAP
16 23 (0.11%) AIFMD
17 20 (0.094%) Basel II
18 18 (0.084%) CRD IV
18 18 (0.084%) COSO
System Software
1 1445 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 290 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (0.48%) XenApp
4 97 (0.46%) vSphere
5 90 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 64 (0.30%) VMware ESX
7 48 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 40 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 37 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 29 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 21 (0.099%) NLBS
11 21 (0.099%) Time Sharing Option
12 19 (0.089%) RACF
12 19 (0.089%) Snort
13 17 (0.080%) Terminal Services
14 16 (0.075%) Xen
15 14 (0.066%) vCloud
16 13 (0.061%) Terminal Server
17 12 (0.056%) ISA Server
18 11 (0.052%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 435 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 279 (1.31%) SCCM
3 53 (0.25%) Backup Exec
4 51 (0.24%) WSUS
5 49 (0.23%) SCOM
5 49 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 44 (0.21%) Control-M
7 34 (0.16%) AirWatch
8 30 (0.14%) Puppet
9 29 (0.14%) NetBackup
10 28 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 26 (0.12%) Nessus
12 25 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
13 24 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
14 23 (0.11%) CA Endevor
15 21 (0.099%) Nagios
16 20 (0.094%) BladeLogic
17 17 (0.080%) ITRS Geneos
18 16 (0.075%) OVSD
18 16 (0.075%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 3077 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 1335 (6.26%) Oracle
3 873 (4.10%) SAP
4 617 (2.90%) Citrix
5 589 (2.76%) HP
6 538 (2.52%) VMware
7 506 (2.37%) Cisco
8 330 (1.55%) IBM
9 223 (1.05%) Remedy
10 222 (1.04%) Cognos
11 178 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
12 177 (0.83%) CheckPoint
13 175 (0.82%) Tableau
14 166 (0.78%) Informatica
15 162 (0.76%) Teradata
16 161 (0.76%) Google
17 158 (0.74%) ServiceNow
18 137 (0.64%) Adobe
19 134 (0.63%) CA
20 131 (0.61%) Symantec
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Rate: Up to £13 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £650 - £750 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
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Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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North West
Graham Matthews
Rate: Up to £325 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £473.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
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Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £400 - £455 per day
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South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
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London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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London
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Rate: Competitive Rates
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