The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional 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 Functional Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Analyst
Rank 562 516 525
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Analyst 68 92 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 54 46
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£338 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £613 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £326
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
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 2023 2014 2146
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 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

Functional Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Functional Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Analyst within the UK.

Functional Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Functional Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Functional Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Functional Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Analyst within the UK.

Functional Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Functional 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 Functional Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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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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 -33 62 £338 -25.00% 5
London -41 33 £450 -18.18% 3
North West - 17 £350 - 1
City of London +2 10 £120 -77.67% 1
South East -17 7 £218 -46.95%
Scotland -2 5 - - 1
Liverpool - 5 £338 -
Manchester - 5 £350 -
Merseyside - 5 £338 -
Glasgow +10 4 - -
Berkshire +1 3 £125 -70.58%
Reading -4 3 £125 -70.58%
East Midlands -9 2 £330 -2.22%
Hampshire +6 1 £313 -3.84%
West Midlands +5 1 - -
Middlesex +3 1 £310 -22.98%
South West -2 1 £200 +11.11%
Wiltshire -7 1 £200 +11.11%
Buckinghamshire -10 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -26 1 £200 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 1 £200 -
North East -29 1 £200 -
Brentford - 1 £275 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 £360 -

Functional Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Functional 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 Functional Analyst in their job title.

1 49 (41.53%) Finance
2 32 (27.12%) Functional Testing
3 22 (18.64%) SQL
4 18 (15.25%) Oracle
5 17 (14.41%) MS Excel
5 17 (14.41%) Microsoft
5 17 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (13.56%) QA
7 15 (12.71%) Migration
7 15 (12.71%) Banking
7 15 (12.71%) Cash Management
8 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
8 14 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (11.86%) SAP
9 13 (11.02%) General Ledger
9 13 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (11.02%) Test Scripting
9 13 (11.02%) Data Migration
10 11 (9.32%) ACCA
10 11 (9.32%) CIMA
11 10 (8.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (7.63%) Oracle EBS
12 9 (7.63%) PeopleSoft
12 9 (7.63%) UNIX
12 9 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (7.63%) SC Cleared
12 9 (7.63%) Oracle General Ledger
13 8 (6.78%) Oracle EBS R12
13 8 (6.78%) FMCG
13 8 (6.78%) Dynamics AX

Functional Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Functional 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 Functional Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.69%) Documentum
1 2 (1.69%) SAS
2 1 (0.85%) CMS
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 17 (14.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.08%) MS Visio
2 6 (5.08%) MS Office
3 3 (2.54%) Open Workbench
4 2 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.69%) MS Project
4 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (7.63%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (6.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (6.78%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (5.93%) Oracle iProcurement
3 7 (5.93%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (5.93%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (5.93%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (5.08%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (3.39%) SAP FI
5 4 (3.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (3.39%) SAP CO
5 4 (3.39%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (2.54%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (2.54%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (2.54%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (1.69%) SAP ERP
7 2 (1.69%) SAP WM
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.85%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) FTP
1 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) QlikView
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.54%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.85%) Essbase
4 1 (0.85%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.85%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.85%) MS Access
4 1 (0.85%) OLAP
4 1 (0.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.85%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (0.85%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) HP UFT
2 3 (2.54%) LSMW
2 3 (2.54%) JIRA
3 2 (1.69%) ProC
4 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.85%) ERwin
4 1 (0.85%) Toad
4 1 (0.85%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.85%) Selenium
4 1 (0.85%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.85%) Capybara
General
1 49 (41.53%) Finance
2 15 (12.71%) Banking
3 13 (11.02%) General Ledger
4 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.54%) Retail
5 3 (2.54%) Legal
5 3 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.69%) Back Office
6 2 (1.69%) Marketing
6 2 (1.69%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.69%) French Language
6 2 (1.69%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.85%) Front Office
7 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.08%) .NET
1 6 (5.08%) WebCenter
2 3 (2.54%) XML
3 2 (1.69%) J2EE
4 1 (0.85%) SOAP
4 1 (0.85%) XSD
4 1 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.85%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.78%) FMCG
3 6 (5.08%) Derivative
4 4 (3.39%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.54%) Market Risk
5 3 (2.54%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.54%) SCADA
6 2 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.85%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.85%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.63%) UNIX
2 4 (3.39%) Linux
3 1 (0.85%) Windows
3 1 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.12%) Functional Testing
2 15 (12.71%) Cash Management
2 15 (12.71%) Migration
3 14 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (11.02%) Test Scripting
4 13 (11.02%) Data Migration
5 9 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (6.78%) CRM
6 8 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.93%) Data Cleansing
8 6 (5.08%) ERP
9 5 (4.24%) Project Management
9 5 (4.24%) Business Analysis
9 5 (4.24%) Test Automation
10 4 (3.39%) Use Case
10 4 (3.39%) Data Analysis
10 4 (3.39%) Validation
10 4 (3.39%) Data Modelling
11 3 (2.54%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.64%) SQL
2 6 (5.08%) Java
3 5 (4.24%) C#
4 4 (3.39%) C++
5 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.69%) VB
6 2 (1.69%) ABAP
7 1 (0.85%) VBA
7 1 (0.85%) VB6
7 1 (0.85%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.32%) ACCA
2 11 (9.32%) CIMA
3 9 (7.63%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.08%) ISEB
5 3 (2.54%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.54%) Degree
6 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.56%) QA
2 10 (8.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.54%) GAMP
3 3 (2.54%) GMP
4 2 (1.69%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.85%) EMIR
5 1 (0.85%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (15.25%) Oracle
2 17 (14.41%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.86%) SAP
4 9 (7.63%) PeopleSoft
5 6 (5.08%) IBM
5 6 (5.08%) HP
6 5 (4.24%) Hyperion
7 4 (3.39%) Teradata
8 3 (2.54%) Wonderware
8 3 (2.54%) Sybase
9 2 (1.69%) Sun
9 2 (1.69%) Informatica
9 2 (1.69%) EMC
10 1 (0.85%) ATG
10 1 (0.85%) Siebel