The table below looks at the statistics for the Information 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 Information Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Analyst
Rank 416 396 410
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Information Analyst 183 189 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.40% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 123 79
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£300 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £175 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £338 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+14.38% +0.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% -12.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.15 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.75 £25.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £17.48 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-19.88% -10.38%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Information Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Information Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Information Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Information Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Information Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Information Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Information Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Information 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 Information Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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 -32 182 £300 +13.20% 37
London +31 72 £325 +18.18% 21
South East -20 35 £300 +1.69% 5
City of London +19 31 £375 +36.36% 8
South West -18 23 £272 +0.74% 1
East of England -8 15 £350 +59.09%
North West -23 13 £301 +71.71% 3
Berkshire +9 12 £363 -3.33%
East Midlands +4 10 £275 +4.76%
Yorkshire -4 9 £275 -5.98% 5
Dorset +7 7 £250 -
Cambridgeshire -7 4 £350 -
Hampshire -18 4 £325 +22.64% 1
Surrey - 4 £345 -
Cambridge +4 3 £350 -
Hertfordshire -1 3 £280 +30.23%
Manchester -9 3 £240 +66.95% 2
West Yorkshire -9 3 - - 4
Bristol -15 3 £440 +76.00%
Bournemouth - 3 £211 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £275 -
Southampton -3 2 £313 +19.04%
Leeds -4 2 - - 3
Merseyside -13 2 - -
West Midlands -29 2 £365 +44.55% 1
Nottingham - 2 £275 -
Reading +15 1 £350 -7.89%
Leicestershire +11 1 £180 -36.00%
Wiltshire -16 1 £108 -66.92%
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2

Information Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Analyst in their job title.

1 209 (52.38%) NHS
2 141 (35.34%) SQL
3 121 (30.33%) Information Security
4 74 (18.55%) SQL Server
5 73 (18.30%) CISSP
6 64 (16.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 53 (13.28%) MS Excel
8 51 (12.78%) Finance
9 47 (11.78%) Microsoft
10 43 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
11 41 (10.28%) CISM
12 40 (10.03%) Firewall
12 40 (10.03%) Risk Management
13 37 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
14 34 (8.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 34 (8.52%) Degree
15 31 (7.77%) GIAC
15 31 (7.77%) Data Analysis
16 29 (7.27%) Management Information System
16 29 (7.27%) Information Assurance
17 28 (7.02%) MS Office
17 28 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 26 (6.52%) ITIL
18 26 (6.52%) Legal
19 25 (6.27%) TCP/IP
19 25 (6.27%) Data Protection
20 23 (5.76%) Network Security
21 22 (5.51%) QlikView
21 22 (5.51%) Windows
21 22 (5.51%) CISA

Information Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (3.01%) IIS
2 10 (2.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.25%) SAS
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 53 (13.28%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.02%) MS Office
3 15 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.51%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.75%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.50%) SPSS
8 1 (0.25%) MS Project
8 1 (0.25%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (3.01%) assyst
2 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.50%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.25%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.03%) Firewall
2 25 (6.27%) TCP/IP
3 23 (5.76%) Network Security
4 15 (3.76%) Internet
5 14 (3.51%) Intranet
6 9 (2.26%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.75%) DHCP
7 3 (0.75%) DNS
8 2 (0.50%) LDAP
8 2 (0.50%) Extranet
9 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (18.55%) SQL Server
2 64 (16.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (5.51%) QlikView
5 20 (5.01%) MS Access
6 19 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.50%) MySQL
11 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 7
13 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.25%) EDMS
14 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
14 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.25%) JIRA
General
1 51 (12.78%) Finance
2 26 (6.52%) Legal
3 16 (4.01%) Law
4 14 (3.51%) Banking
5 9 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.50%) Retail
6 6 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.75%) Marketing
9 3 (0.75%) Local Government
10 2 (0.50%) Publishing
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.50%) .NET
2 1 (0.25%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.25%) ArcObjects
Miscellaneous
1 209 (52.38%) NHS
2 43 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (7.27%) Management Information System
4 20 (5.01%) Informatics
5 13 (3.26%) Statistics
6 9 (2.26%) Data Extraction
7 6 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (1.00%) Replication
8 4 (1.00%) CESG
8 4 (1.00%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.00%) GIS
8 4 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.75%) Equities
10 2 (0.50%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.50%) PKI
10 2 (0.50%) SCADA
10 2 (0.50%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.51%) Windows
2 16 (4.01%) UNIX
3 10 (2.51%) Linux
4 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.25%) AIX
4 1 (0.25%) HPUX
4 1 (0.25%) Solaris
4 1 (0.25%) zOS
4 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (30.33%) Information Security
2 40 (10.03%) Risk Management
3 37 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (7.77%) Data Analysis
5 29 (7.27%) Information Assurance
6 26 (6.52%) ITIL
7 25 (6.27%) Data Protection
8 19 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (4.26%) Project Management
9 17 (4.26%) Change Control
9 17 (4.26%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (4.01%) Cyber Security
10 16 (4.01%) Security Management
11 15 (3.76%) Benchmarking
12 14 (3.51%) Ethical Hacking
12 14 (3.51%) Data Modelling
12 14 (3.51%) Analytics
13 12 (3.01%) ISMS
13 12 (3.01%) Validation
14 11 (2.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (35.34%) SQL
2 16 (4.01%) T-SQL
2 16 (4.01%) VBA
3 7 (1.75%) VB
4 1 (0.25%) R
4 1 (0.25%) C
4 1 (0.25%) Java
4 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 73 (18.30%) CISSP
2 41 (10.28%) CISM
3 34 (8.52%) Degree
4 31 (7.77%) GIAC
5 22 (5.51%) CISA
6 14 (3.51%) CEH
7 13 (3.26%) CRISC
7 13 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (3.01%) MCSE
9 10 (2.51%) GCIA
10 9 (2.26%) CNA
10 9 (2.26%) Novell Certification
10 9 (2.26%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (1.25%) Security Cleared
12 3 (0.75%) CISMP
13 2 (0.50%) PCI QSA
13 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.50%) ECDL
14 1 (0.25%) ACCA
14 1 (0.25%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.00%) COBIT
4 4 (1.00%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.50%) QA
5 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.25%) XenApp
3 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.25%) RACF
3 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.25%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 47 (11.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.26%) Business Objects
3 12 (3.01%) Qualys
3 12 (3.01%) Oracle
4 11 (2.76%) ArcSight
4 11 (2.76%) Tableau
5 10 (2.51%) HP
6 9 (2.26%) CheckPoint
7 8 (2.01%) Sun
8 6 (1.50%) Symantec
9 5 (1.25%) SAP
9 5 (1.25%) Casewise
10 3 (0.75%) Websense
10 3 (0.75%) Siebel
10 3 (0.75%) Tripwire
11 2 (0.50%) VMware
11 2 (0.50%) Cisco
11 2 (0.50%) IBM
11 2 (0.50%) Cerner
11 2 (0.50%) McAfee
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