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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Analyst
Rank 484 511 475
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Analyst 95 53 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 22 24
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£450 £429 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.95% +0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £323 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +35 91 £450 +4.95% 10
London +23 60 £450 +1.12% 1
South East -9 15 £450 +5.88% 1
City of London +14 8 £500 +10.49%
Surrey - 8 £463 -
South West - 5 £375 -
North West - 5 - - 1
Berkshire -4 4 £345 -27.36% 1
Manchester - 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 £300 - 2
Reading -1 2 £315 -16.00% 1
West Yorkshire -8 2 £463 +44.53% 2
Yorkshire -15 2 £463 +44.53% 2
Wiltshire - 2 £375 -
East of England +5 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £225 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Salford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Alfreton - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

Functional Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 44 (30.77%) Functional Testing
2 34 (23.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (18.88%) Test Scripting
4 26 (18.18%) SAP
4 26 (18.18%) CRM
5 24 (16.78%) Siebel
5 24 (16.78%) Migration
6 23 (16.08%) GAP Analysis
7 22 (15.38%) Data Migration
7 22 (15.38%) SQL
7 22 (15.38%) ERP
8 21 (14.69%) Oracle
8 21 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (13.29%) Finance
9 19 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (11.19%) FMCG
11 15 (10.49%) PeopleSoft
11 15 (10.49%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (9.79%) Validation
12 14 (9.79%) HP Quality Center
13 13 (9.09%) Banking
13 13 (9.09%) HP
14 12 (8.39%) Security Cleared
15 11 (7.69%) System Testing
15 11 (7.69%) ETL
15 11 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (6.99%) Business Analysis
16 10 (6.99%) Degree
16 10 (6.99%) ISTQB
16 10 (6.99%) Data Mapping

Functional Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (1.40%) SAS
1 2 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.70%) LiveCycle
2 1 (0.70%) Confluence
2 1 (0.70%) IIS
2 1 (0.70%) JBoss
2 1 (0.70%) Apache
2 1 (0.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) MS Office
1 3 (2.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.99%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (4.90%) SAP MM
3 6 (4.20%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (4.20%) SAP SD
4 4 (2.80%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (2.80%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (2.10%) SAP PP
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (1.40%) SAP BPC
6 2 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (1.40%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.40%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.70%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.70%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.70%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.70%) HTTP
1 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.50%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (2.80%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (2.10%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.70%) DB2
6 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.70%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 6 (4.20%) LSMW
2 4 (2.80%) JIRA
3 3 (2.10%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.40%) Selenium
5 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.70%) JMeter
General
1 19 (13.29%) Finance
2 13 (9.09%) Banking
3 6 (4.20%) Retail
4 5 (3.50%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.80%) Back Office
5 4 (2.80%) Marketing
5 4 (2.80%) Dutch Language
6 3 (2.10%) French Language
6 3 (2.10%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.40%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.40%) Local Government
7 2 (1.40%) Legal
7 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.70%) Publishing
8 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.70%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.10%) XML
1 3 (2.10%) .NET
1 3 (2.10%) SOAP
2 1 (0.70%) Web Services
2 1 (0.70%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.70%) Middleware
2 1 (0.70%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.19%) FMCG
3 9 (6.29%) Data Conversion
4 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.40%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.40%) Derivative
5 2 (1.40%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.70%) SCADA
6 1 (0.70%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.70%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.40%) Linux
1 2 (1.40%) UNIX
2 1 (0.70%) Windows
2 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
2 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
2 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.77%) Functional Testing
2 34 (23.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (18.88%) Test Scripting
4 26 (18.18%) CRM
5 24 (16.78%) Migration
6 23 (16.08%) GAP Analysis
7 22 (15.38%) ERP
7 22 (15.38%) Data Migration
8 19 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (10.49%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (9.79%) Validation
11 11 (7.69%) ETL
11 11 (7.69%) System Testing
12 10 (6.99%) Data Validation
12 10 (6.99%) Data Mapping
12 10 (6.99%) Business Analysis
13 9 (6.29%) Data Modelling
13 9 (6.29%) Data Cleansing
13 9 (6.29%) Integration Testing
14 8 (5.59%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.38%) SQL
2 4 (2.80%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.40%) C#
4 1 (0.70%) C++
4 1 (0.70%) COBOL
4 1 (0.70%) Java
4 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.70%) ABAP
4 1 (0.70%) Korn
4 1 (0.70%) Apex Code
4 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.99%) ISTQB
2 10 (6.99%) Degree
3 7 (4.90%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.90%) ISEB
4 3 (2.10%) BC Cleared
4 3 (2.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.40%) ACCA
5 2 (1.40%) CIMA
6 1 (0.70%) MOS
6 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.29%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.50%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) FATCA
3 1 (0.70%) COREP
3 1 (0.70%) GAMP
3 1 (0.70%) GMP
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (9.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (18.18%) SAP
2 24 (16.78%) Siebel
3 21 (14.69%) Oracle
4 15 (10.49%) PeopleSoft
5 13 (9.09%) HP
6 8 (5.59%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.59%) Informatica
7 4 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.40%) Remedy
8 2 (1.40%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.70%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.70%) Adobe
9 1 (0.70%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.70%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.70%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.70%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.70%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards