The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems 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 Systems Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Analyst
Rank 240 239 190
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 461 374 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.78% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.85% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 189 297
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £274 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 21
Average hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £33.29 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +11.11%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Systems Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Systems Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Systems Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Systems Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Systems Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Systems Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems 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 Systems Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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Job
Vacancies
England -10 423 £390 +0.64% 122
London -7 176 £420 -2.32% 40
South East +7 86 £375 +7.14% 19
East of England +2 55 £380 +18.75% 12
City of London -31 43 £425 -2.85% 17
North West +2 30 £388 +12.31% 17
Berkshire -2 29 £425 +6.11% 6
Hampshire +24 25 £338 +4.65% 3
Manchester +6 25 £338 -3.57% 5
Essex -12 24 £350 +11.11% 1
South West -13 19 £375 +25.00% 9
Yorkshire -11 18 £375 +76.47% 6
West Midlands -27 17 £350 +27.27% 8
Scotland -31 16 £325 +1.88% 11
East Midlands 0 15 £356 +18.75% 11
Leeds -11 12 £369 +145.83% 1
West Yorkshire -14 12 £369 +96.66% 3
Edinburgh -20 12 £323 -28.33% 7
Suffolk -1 9 £438 +69.08% 3
Reading -1 9 £363 -11.04%
Cambridgeshire -2 9 £325 +44.44% 3
Slough - 9 £450 - 2
Surrey -8 8 £363 +7.40% 4
Wales -14 8 £375 -6.25% 3
Hertfordshire -13 7 £400 - 2
Leicestershire - 7 £300 - 2
Leicester - 7 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £275 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £275 - 1
North East - 7 £275 - 1

Systems Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems 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 Systems Analyst in their job title.

1 206 (26.34%) Finance
2 199 (25.45%) SQL
3 158 (20.20%) Systems Analysis
4 140 (17.90%) Business Analysis
5 133 (17.01%) Oracle
6 86 (11.00%) UML
7 82 (10.49%) SQL Server
7 82 (10.49%) Data Analysis
8 78 (9.97%) Banking
8 78 (9.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 71 (9.08%) Microsoft
10 69 (8.82%) Use Case
11 65 (8.31%) Management Information System
12 64 (8.18%) Data Modelling
13 62 (7.93%) MS Excel
14 61 (7.80%) Windows
15 59 (7.54%) Java
15 59 (7.54%) Project Management
16 56 (7.16%) ITIL
16 56 (7.16%) Agile Software Development
17 54 (6.91%) Test Scripting
18 52 (6.65%) Migration
19 48 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
19 48 (6.14%) Retail
19 48 (6.14%) .NET
20 44 (5.63%) CRM
21 43 (5.50%) ERP
22 41 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
23 39 (4.99%) MS Visio
23 39 (4.99%) C#

Systems Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems 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 Systems Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.05%) IIS
3 14 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.77%) Confluence
5 6 (0.77%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.64%) Lync
7 4 (0.51%) SAS
7 4 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.51%) CICS
8 3 (0.38%) Apache
8 3 (0.38%) Documentum
8 3 (0.38%) CMS
8 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 62 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 39 (4.99%) MS Visio
3 21 (2.69%) MS Office
4 16 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.51%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.38%) MS Project
8 2 (0.26%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.28%) Agresso
4 7 (0.90%) Tesseract
4 7 (0.90%) Minerva
4 7 (0.90%) Sentinel
4 7 (0.90%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.64%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.51%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.51%) Cognos Controller
6 4 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.51%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.38%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.38%) Maximo
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.41%) SaaS
2 4 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.26%) PaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Taleo
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.69%) Internet
2 14 (1.79%) Intranet
3 11 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.77%) Ethernet
4 6 (0.77%) DSL
5 5 (0.64%) LDAP
6 4 (0.51%) HTTP
6 4 (0.51%) SAN
7 3 (0.38%) Firewall
7 3 (0.38%) DNS
8 2 (0.26%) Network Security
8 2 (0.26%) FTP
8 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.26%) Wireless
9 1 (0.13%) ISUP
9 1 (0.13%) INAP
9 1 (0.13%) SS7
9 1 (0.13%) MPLS
9 1 (0.13%) RFID
9 1 (0.13%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (3.07%) MS Access
4 23 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (2.81%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.30%) DB2
7 13 (1.66%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.28%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.15%) DataStage
11 9 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.02%) QlikView
12 8 (1.02%) MySQL
13 7 (0.90%) EDRMS
13 7 (0.90%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.90%) BusinessObjects XI
14 5 (0.64%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (2.56%) JIRA
2 11 (1.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (1.15%) Subversion
4 7 (0.90%) MSI
4 7 (0.90%) RequisitePro
4 7 (0.90%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.90%) Toad
4 7 (0.90%) CruiseControl
4 7 (0.90%) NUnit
4 7 (0.90%) WiX
5 5 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.51%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.38%) FitNesse
7 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.26%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (0.26%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.26%) Selenium
8 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (0.26%) WebDriver
General
1 206 (26.34%) Finance
2 78 (9.97%) Banking
3 48 (6.14%) Retail
4 35 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.56%) Billing
6 19 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.17%) Marketing
7 17 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.41%) Local Government
9 10 (1.28%) Back Office
10 9 (1.15%) Front Office
11 7 (0.90%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.77%) Advertising
12 6 (0.77%) Legal
13 4 (0.51%) German Language
13 4 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.51%) Military
14 3 (0.38%) Automotive
15 2 (0.26%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.14%) .NET
2 32 (4.09%) XML
3 17 (2.17%) Web Services
4 15 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 13 (1.66%) ASP.NET
6 12 (1.53%) HTML
6 12 (1.53%) Middleware
7 11 (1.41%) J2EE
8 8 (1.02%) FpML
9 7 (0.90%) CSS
10 6 (0.77%) Drools
10 6 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (0.77%) JRules
11 5 (0.64%) WCF
11 5 (0.64%) WPF
12 4 (0.51%) JSON
12 4 (0.51%) XSL
13 3 (0.38%) SOAP
13 3 (0.38%) Flash
13 3 (0.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.31%) Management Information System
2 24 (3.07%) Mainframe
3 16 (2.05%) Derivative
4 15 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.79%) N-Tier
6 12 (1.53%) Credit Risk
7 10 (1.28%) Reference Data
8 9 (1.15%) AS400
8 9 (1.15%) EPoS
9 8 (1.02%) SWIFT
9 8 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.02%) NHS
9 8 (1.02%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (0.77%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.77%) FMCG
12 5 (0.64%) Data Extraction
13 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.51%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 61 (7.80%) Windows
2 32 (4.09%) UNIX
3 23 (2.94%) Linux
4 13 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.15%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.77%) Solaris
6 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.51%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.51%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.26%) Debian
8 2 (0.26%) VMS
8 2 (0.26%) AIX
9 1 (0.13%) zOS
9 1 (0.13%) MVS
9 1 (0.13%) SUSE
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (20.20%) Systems Analysis
2 140 (17.90%) Business Analysis
3 86 (11.00%) UML
4 82 (10.49%) Data Analysis
5 78 (9.97%) User Acceptance Testing
6 69 (8.82%) Use Case
7 64 (8.18%) Data Modelling
8 59 (7.54%) Project Management
9 56 (7.16%) ITIL
9 56 (7.16%) Agile Software Development
10 54 (6.91%) Test Scripting
11 52 (6.65%) Migration
12 48 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 44 (5.63%) CRM
14 43 (5.50%) ERP
15 39 (4.99%) Scrum
16 37 (4.73%) Data Management
17 36 (4.60%) System Testing
18 35 (4.48%) Validation
19 32 (4.09%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 199 (25.45%) SQL
2 59 (7.54%) Java
3 39 (4.99%) C#
4 29 (3.71%) PL/SQL
5 17 (2.17%) VB
6 16 (2.05%) VBA
7 12 (1.53%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.41%) COBOL
9 9 (1.15%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.02%) Perl
10 8 (1.02%) PHP
11 7 (0.90%) C
11 7 (0.90%) Python
11 7 (0.90%) Lua
12 6 (0.77%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 5 (0.64%) Ruby
14 4 (0.51%) Scala
14 4 (0.51%) VBScript
15 3 (0.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 38 (4.86%) Degree
2 32 (4.09%) ISEB
3 29 (3.71%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.43%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.64%) CBAP
8 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.26%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.26%) CISSP
8 2 (0.26%) CISM
9 1 (0.13%) ACCA
9 1 (0.13%) CCA
9 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CIMA
9 1 (0.13%) HND
9 1 (0.13%) MCP
9 1 (0.13%) MCSE
9 1 (0.13%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.96%) QA
2 7 (0.90%) SLA
3 6 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.51%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.51%) Basel II
5 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.38%) GxP
6 2 (0.26%) COREP
6 2 (0.26%) GAAP
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) FATCA
7 1 (0.13%) EMIR
7 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 24 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.64%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.51%) XenApp
3 4 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.13%) NFS
5 1 (0.13%) Samba
5 1 (0.13%) Xen
5 1 (0.13%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.66%) Puppet
3 5 (0.64%) SCOM
4 4 (0.51%) SCCM
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.51%) Control-M
5 3 (0.38%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.26%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.26%) SCSM
7 1 (0.13%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.13%) WSUS
7 1 (0.13%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 133 (17.01%) Oracle
2 71 (9.08%) Microsoft
3 29 (3.71%) SAP
4 24 (3.07%) HP
5 19 (2.43%) IBM
6 18 (2.30%) Cognos
6 18 (2.30%) Business Objects
7 12 (1.53%) Hyperion
8 10 (1.28%) Northgate
9 9 (1.15%) Fidessa
9 9 (1.15%) Ab Initio
10 8 (1.02%) VMware
11 7 (0.90%) JBoss
12 6 (0.77%) Citrix
12 6 (0.77%) Remedy
13 5 (0.64%) Cisco
13 5 (0.64%) ComArch
14 4 (0.51%) Capita
14 4 (0.51%) Open Text
14 4 (0.51%) Sybase
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