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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 10433 10204 9187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.69% 18.73% 18.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.25% 20.29% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6641 6480 5669
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 510 499
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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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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 9285 £375 - 2332
London -1 4178 £425 +5.59% 919
South East +1 1725 £350 +6.06% 413
City of London 0 1146 £425 - 347
Scotland +1 854 £350 +6.06% 106
North West 0 729 £339 +9.27% 218
Yorkshire +1 620 £325 +6.73% 187
South West 0 532 £368 +5.00% 194
East of England 0 519 £360 -4.00% 155
Edinburgh +1 487 £342 +5.23% 59
West Yorkshire 0 434 £331 +3.92% 131
West Midlands +1 412 £325 -5.79% 106
Berkshire 0 395 £350 +2.18% 98
East Midlands 0 369 £351 +0.14% 109
Hampshire +2 361 £365 +4.28% 73
Manchester -1 333 £325 +8.33% 107
Buckinghamshire 0 284 £320 - 41
Leeds 0 257 £325 +4.83% 79
Glasgow +3 233 £375 +15.20% 33
Surrey +4 229 £375 +7.14% 73
Milton Keynes 0 209 £325 - 31
Oxfordshire +1 176 £370 +15.62% 39
Bristol +1 173 £350 -4.10% 53
North East +4 169 £312 +13.45% 22
Cheshire -2 163 £400 +19.40% 65
Wiltshire 0 143 £400 +8.47% 39
Cambridgeshire +4 137 £350 +9.37% 37
Tyne and Wear +5 136 £323 +17.27% 13
Reading +3 132 £355 +24.56% 33
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 127 £323 +17.27% 13

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 5757 (29.39%) Finance
2 3593 (18.34%) SQL
3 2887 (14.74%) Banking
4 2862 (14.61%) Microsoft
5 2855 (14.57%) Business Analysis
6 2586 (13.20%) Agile Software Development
7 2437 (12.44%) Windows
8 2265 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
9 2181 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 2051 (10.47%) MS Excel
11 1742 (8.89%) ITIL
12 1717 (8.76%) MS Office
13 1447 (7.39%) Project Management
14 1435 (7.32%) Migration
15 1323 (6.75%) Data Analysis
16 1315 (6.71%) Active Directory
17 1314 (6.71%) Oracle
18 1267 (6.47%) Retail
19 1123 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
20 1109 (5.66%) SQL Server
21 1094 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
22 960 (4.90%) Data Modelling
23 947 (4.83%) Windows 7
24 932 (4.76%) Degree
25 885 (4.52%) Security Cleared
26 858 (4.38%) QA
27 849 (4.33%) ISEB
28 836 (4.27%) Test Scripting
29 824 (4.21%) CRM
30 818 (4.18%) Data Warehouse

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 709 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 410 (2.09%) SAS
3 389 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 226 (1.15%) IIS
5 179 (0.91%) CMS
6 149 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 132 (0.67%) IBM Notes
8 115 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 114 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 101 (0.52%) Lync
11 85 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 70 (0.36%) Confluence
13 67 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 62 (0.32%) Apache
15 57 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
16 56 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
17 51 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
18 45 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 42 (0.21%) JBoss
20 39 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2051 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 1717 (8.76%) MS Office
3 702 (3.58%) MS Visio
4 635 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 281 (1.43%) MS Project
6 139 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 56 (0.29%) SPSS
8 41 (0.21%) PowerPivot
9 15 (0.077%) InfoPath
10 8 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
11 7 (0.036%) Shockwave
12 6 (0.031%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.031%) Open Workbench
13 4 (0.020%) FastStats
14 3 (0.015%) Final Cut Pro
14 3 (0.015%) Mingle
14 3 (0.015%) 3ds Max
14 3 (0.015%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.015%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 263 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 79 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 78 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 77 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 73 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 60 (0.31%) thinkFolio
7 53 (0.27%) SAP HR
7 53 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 50 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
9 49 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
10 42 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
11 40 (0.20%) Maximo
12 38 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
12 38 (0.19%) SAP CO
12 38 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
13 32 (0.16%) SAP SD
14 31 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
15 30 (0.15%) Agresso
16 26 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
17 24 (0.12%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 126 (0.64%) Office 365
2 81 (0.41%) Google Analytics
3 75 (0.38%) SaaS
4 49 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 47 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 43 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
7 32 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 19 (0.097%) IBM Blueworks
10 14 (0.071%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.061%) IaaS
12 11 (0.056%) SuccessFactors
13 9 (0.046%) Force.com
13 9 (0.046%) PaaS
14 8 (0.041%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.026%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.020%) Taleo
16 4 (0.020%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.020%) GitHub
17 3 (0.015%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 422 (2.15%) Firewall
2 386 (1.97%) LAN
3 351 (1.79%) WAN
4 272 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 242 (1.24%) DNS
6 228 (1.16%) Internet
7 214 (1.09%) VPN
8 181 (0.92%) SAN
9 173 (0.88%) DHCP
10 142 (0.72%) Network Security
11 139 (0.71%) Wireless
12 126 (0.64%) Intranet
13 90 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
13 90 (0.46%) VoIP
14 87 (0.44%) SSL
15 80 (0.41%) HTTP
16 73 (0.37%) FTP
16 73 (0.37%) LDAP
17 62 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
18 59 (0.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1109 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 818 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
3 405 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 390 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 290 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 242 (1.24%) Oracle Database
7 231 (1.18%) MS Access
8 230 (1.17%) QlikView
9 192 (0.98%) Data Mining
10 167 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 165 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 125 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
13 106 (0.54%) Big Data
14 100 (0.51%) DB2
15 97 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
16 94 (0.48%) RDBMS
17 92 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
18 77 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
19 76 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
20 72 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 403 (2.06%) JIRA
2 314 (1.60%) Selenium
3 159 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 155 (0.79%) Cucumber
5 145 (0.74%) Visual Studio
6 139 (0.71%) WebDriver
7 130 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
8 92 (0.47%) Subversion
9 84 (0.43%) Jenkins
9 84 (0.43%) SpecFlow
10 81 (0.41%) SoapUI
11 75 (0.38%) LoadRunner
11 75 (0.38%) Toad
12 51 (0.26%) Maven
13 39 (0.20%) JMeter
13 39 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
14 37 (0.19%) Ant
15 36 (0.18%) Eclipse
16 35 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 35 (0.18%) Git (software)
General
1 5757 (29.39%) Finance
2 2887 (14.74%) Banking
3 1267 (6.47%) Retail
4 815 (4.16%) Investment Banking
5 656 (3.35%) Telecoms
6 524 (2.67%) Front Office
7 493 (2.52%) Marketing
8 432 (2.21%) Legal
9 354 (1.81%) Back Office
10 333 (1.70%) Retail Banking
11 259 (1.32%) Manufacturing
12 251 (1.28%) Law
13 227 (1.16%) Financial Institution
14 189 (0.96%) Advertising
15 149 (0.76%) Billing
16 147 (0.75%) Publishing
17 120 (0.61%) Automotive
18 111 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
19 92 (0.47%) General Ledger
20 79 (0.40%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 727 (3.71%) .NET
2 507 (2.59%) XML
3 374 (1.91%) Web Services
4 303 (1.55%) HTML
5 203 (1.04%) Middleware
6 168 (0.86%) ASP.NET
7 149 (0.76%) SOAP
8 104 (0.53%) CSS
9 81 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
10 80 (0.41%) .NET Framework
11 68 (0.35%) J2EE
12 63 (0.32%) RESTful
13 61 (0.31%) XSLT
13 61 (0.31%) HTML5
14 57 (0.29%) WCF
15 53 (0.27%) REST
16 47 (0.24%) JSON
17 44 (0.22%) JSP
17 44 (0.22%) Gherkin
18 43 (0.22%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 2265 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 629 (3.21%) Management Information System
3 594 (3.03%) NHS
4 418 (2.13%) Derivative
5 343 (1.75%) Fixed Income
6 291 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 285 (1.45%) Blackberry
8 277 (1.41%) User Experience
9 266 (1.36%) Equities
10 228 (1.16%) Credit Risk
11 180 (0.92%) Computer Science
12 175 (0.89%) Open Source
13 165 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 162 (0.83%) Statistics
15 146 (0.75%) Data Integration
16 145 (0.74%) Market Risk
17 143 (0.73%) Visualisation
18 140 (0.71%) Mathematics
19 135 (0.69%) Mobile App
20 130 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2437 (12.44%) Windows
2 947 (4.83%) Windows 7
3 787 (4.02%) UNIX
4 534 (2.73%) Linux
5 472 (2.41%) Windows XP
6 433 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 325 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 220 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 154 (0.79%) Android
10 151 (0.77%) Windows 8
11 121 (0.62%) Apple iOS
12 93 (0.47%) Solaris
13 83 (0.42%) AIX
14 57 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 57 (0.29%) Windows Vista
15 52 (0.27%) Mac OS X
16 37 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
17 29 (0.15%) HPUX
18 21 (0.11%) VME
18 21 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2855 (14.57%) Business Analysis
2 2586 (13.20%) Agile Software Development
3 2181 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1742 (8.89%) ITIL
5 1447 (7.39%) Project Management
6 1435 (7.32%) Migration
7 1323 (6.75%) Data Analysis
8 1123 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1094 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
10 960 (4.90%) Data Modelling
11 836 (4.27%) Test Scripting
12 824 (4.21%) CRM
13 769 (3.93%) Change Management
14 743 (3.79%) E-Commerce
15 696 (3.55%) Scrum
16 646 (3.30%) Analytics
17 634 (3.24%) Use Case
18 617 (3.15%) Waterfall
19 605 (3.09%) Data Migration
20 563 (2.87%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3593 (18.34%) SQL
2 772 (3.94%) Java
3 469 (2.39%) C#
4 419 (2.14%) VBA
5 285 (1.45%) T-SQL
6 279 (1.42%) PL/SQL
7 249 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 191 (0.97%) VB
9 174 (0.89%) Python
10 163 (0.83%) Shell Script
10 163 (0.83%) PowerShell
11 152 (0.78%) C
12 130 (0.66%) Perl
13 110 (0.56%) C++
14 102 (0.52%) VBScript
15 82 (0.42%) VB.NET
16 79 (0.40%) Ruby
17 67 (0.34%) R
18 61 (0.31%) COBOL
19 59 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 932 (4.76%) Degree
2 885 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 849 (4.33%) ISEB
4 569 (2.90%) SC Cleared
5 332 (1.69%) ISTQB
6 222 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 174 (0.89%) CISSP
8 169 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 164 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
10 143 (0.73%) DV Cleared
11 135 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 119 (0.61%) MCP
13 118 (0.60%) CCNA
14 110 (0.56%) MCSE
15 104 (0.53%) CISM
16 71 (0.36%) CIMA
17 68 (0.35%) ACCA
18 67 (0.34%) CCNP
18 67 (0.34%) PMI Certification
18 67 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 858 (4.38%) QA
2 491 (2.51%) SLA
3 238 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 195 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 136 (0.69%) Solvency II
6 103 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 97 (0.50%) EMIR
8 87 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 83 (0.42%) FATCA
10 81 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
11 53 (0.27%) MiFID
12 46 (0.23%) Basel III
13 42 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 34 (0.17%) COREP
15 32 (0.16%) COBIT
16 30 (0.15%) GAMP
16 30 (0.15%) GAAP
17 29 (0.15%) Basel II
18 23 (0.12%) FINREP
19 22 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 1315 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 233 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 127 (0.65%) XenApp
5 80 (0.41%) vSphere
6 61 (0.31%) VMware ESX
7 49 (0.25%) XenDesktop
8 37 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 25 (0.13%) Terminal Services
12 19 (0.097%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 15 (0.077%) Snort
14 13 (0.066%) Xen
14 13 (0.066%) ISA Server
15 12 (0.061%) MetaFrame
15 12 (0.061%) BitLocker
16 11 (0.056%) NLBS
17 10 (0.051%) Firmware
17 10 (0.051%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 371 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 251 (1.28%) SCCM
3 58 (0.30%) SCOM
4 48 (0.25%) WSUS
5 39 (0.20%) Tivoli
5 39 (0.20%) OpenView
6 35 (0.18%) Backup Exec
7 34 (0.17%) Control-M
8 29 (0.15%) SCVMM
9 24 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 23 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
10 23 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
11 22 (0.11%) NetBackup
12 20 (0.10%) Netcool
13 19 (0.097%) Cisco Prime
14 17 (0.087%) Puppet
14 17 (0.087%) McAfee ePO
14 17 (0.087%) OVSD
15 16 (0.082%) Nessus
16 15 (0.077%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2862 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 1314 (6.71%) Oracle
3 789 (4.03%) SAP
4 653 (3.33%) Citrix
5 517 (2.64%) HP
6 496 (2.53%) Cisco
7 474 (2.42%) VMware
8 338 (1.73%) IBM
9 321 (1.64%) Business Objects
10 269 (1.37%) Remedy
11 190 (0.97%) Cognos
12 187 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
13 174 (0.89%) CheckPoint
14 157 (0.80%) Tableau
15 146 (0.75%) Google
16 138 (0.70%) Lotus
17 136 (0.69%) Adobe
18 122 (0.62%) Informatica
19 109 (0.56%) ServiceNow
20 105 (0.54%) Symantec
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