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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Analyst
Rank 575 502 530
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Analyst 48 91 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.18% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.19% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 60 16
Average daily rate £338 £450 £424
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £289 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £375 £475
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -21.05%
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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -37 45 £338 -25.00% 12
London -47 12 £469 +4.16% 5
South East +5 9 £215 -52.87% 1
North West -2 9 £338 -
Merseyside - 9 £338 -
Liverpool - 9 £338 -
City of London +48 6 £556 +11.25%
West Yorkshire -6 4 £410 -11.35% 1
Yorkshire -9 4 £410 -11.35% 1
East of England +4 3 £420 +12.00% 2
Surrey -7 3 £195 -57.83%
Leeds - 3 £320 - 1
Hertfordshire +9 2 £420 +12.00% 1
East Midlands -6 2 £341 +13.75%
North East -21 2 £350 +38.61% 2
Tyne and Wear -26 2 £350 +38.61%
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 2 £350 +38.61%
Staines - 2 £195 -
Scotland -2 1 £225 -
South West -6 1 £238 -36.66%
South Wales - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £225 -
Wales - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £220 -
Bradford - 1 £525 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £341 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £300 -

Functional Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 37 (43.02%) Finance
2 29 (33.72%) Functional Testing
3 27 (31.40%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (20.93%) Oracle
5 16 (18.60%) CRM
6 15 (17.44%) SAP
6 15 (17.44%) IBM
7 14 (16.28%) SC Cleared
7 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
8 12 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (13.95%) SQL
9 11 (12.79%) Banking
9 11 (12.79%) Oracle EBS R12
9 11 (12.79%) WebCenter
10 10 (11.63%) Test Scripting
10 10 (11.63%) Business Analysis
11 9 (10.47%) Oracle General Ledger
11 9 (10.47%) Oracle Receivables
11 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (10.47%) Oracle EBS
11 9 (10.47%) ERP
11 9 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (9.30%) QA
13 7 (8.14%) Oracle Assets
13 7 (8.14%) Translating Business Requirements
13 7 (8.14%) Migration
14 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
14 6 (6.98%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
14 6 (6.98%) Oracle Payables

Functional Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (3.49%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.65%) MS Office
3 3 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (1.16%) MS Project
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (10.47%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (10.47%) Oracle General Ledger
2 9 (10.47%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (8.14%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (6.98%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (5.81%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (4.65%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (4.65%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (3.49%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (3.49%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (3.49%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (3.49%) SAP FI
7 3 (3.49%) SAP HCM
7 3 (3.49%) SAP HR
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle ASCP
8 2 (2.33%) SAP CO
8 2 (2.33%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (2.33%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (5.81%) SAP BI
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.33%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) MS Access
5 1 (1.16%) OLAP
5 1 (1.16%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.16%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Selenium
2 2 (2.33%) HP UFT
2 2 (2.33%) JIRA
2 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.33%) Toad
3 1 (1.16%) JMeter
General
1 37 (43.02%) Finance
2 11 (12.79%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.81%) General Ledger
5 4 (4.65%) French Language
6 3 (3.49%) Back Office
6 3 (3.49%) Dutch Language
6 3 (3.49%) Front Office
6 3 (3.49%) Legal
6 3 (3.49%) Retail
7 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.16%) Advertising
8 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) WebCenter
2 3 (3.49%) .NET
2 3 (3.49%) EDI
3 2 (2.33%) XML
4 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.16%) Middleware
4 1 (1.16%) SAML
4 1 (1.16%) SOAP
4 1 (1.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 27 (31.40%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (2.33%) Derivative
2 2 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (2.33%) Fixed Income
2 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (2.33%) Freedom of Information Act
2 2 (2.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.16%) Economics
3 1 (1.16%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.16%) Equities
3 1 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.16%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) Unix
2 2 (2.33%) Linux
2 2 (2.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.16%) Android
3 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.72%) Functional Testing
2 16 (18.60%) CRM
3 12 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (11.63%) Business Analysis
4 10 (11.63%) Test Scripting
5 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (10.47%) ERP
6 7 (8.14%) Migration
6 7 (8.14%) Translating Business Requirements
7 5 (5.81%) Procure-to-pay
7 5 (5.81%) Regression Testing
7 5 (5.81%) Workflow
8 4 (4.65%) Automation Testing
8 4 (4.65%) Logistics
8 4 (4.65%) Time Management
9 3 (3.49%) Cash Management
9 3 (3.49%) Data Analysis
9 3 (3.49%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.49%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.95%) SQL
2 5 (5.81%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.65%) Java
4 2 (2.33%) C#
4 2 (2.33%) C++
4 2 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (1.16%) ABAP
5 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) SC Cleared
1 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.49%) Degree
4 2 (2.33%) ISEB
5 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.30%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.16%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (20.93%) Oracle
2 15 (17.44%) IBM
2 15 (17.44%) SAP
3 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.65%) Remedy
5 3 (3.49%) HP
5 3 (3.49%) Sybase
6 2 (2.33%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.16%) Adobe
7 1 (1.16%) Apple
7 1 (1.16%) Cognos
7 1 (1.16%) Murex
7 1 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.16%) SimCorp
7 1 (1.16%) Sun
7 1 (1.16%) TIBCO
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