The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Analyst
Rank 260 281 234
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 488 392 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.69% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.75% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 231 275
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 9
Average hourly rate £20.97 £31.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.36% +21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.78 £20.35 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.55 £45.35 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.94 £35.00 £26.46
% change year-on-year
-40.18% +32.30%

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
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 1992 2012 2139
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 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 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 +13 414 £375 - 76
London -40 128 £420 +3.44% 28
South East +56 111 £345 -10.96% 12
Scotland +29 63 £375 - 4
East of England +12 52 £375 -10.44% 5
Berkshire +20 36 £340 -22.28% 4
North West -40 33 £331 -1.85% 8
Glasgow +38 31 £350 -9.09% 2
Hampshire +20 30 £425 +47.82% 2
City of London -16 30 £415 -2.35% 7
Essex +8 25 £375 +57.89% 3
Yorkshire -18 25 £325 +1.56% 7
East Midlands +4 24 £350 +29.62% 3
Edinburgh -7 23 £425 +13.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 22 £300 +3.44% 2
West Midlands +16 21 £425 +32.81% 6
West Yorkshire -12 20 £300 -20.00% 4
Cheshire -9 14 £325 -13.33% 1
Reading +5 12 £340 -20.00% 2
Milton Keynes -6 12 £300 +3.44% 2
Nottinghamshire -4 11 £333 +23.14% 1
Manchester -31 11 £338 +5.46% 5
Chelmsford - 11 £350 - 3
Hertfordshire +9 10 £398 - 1
Surrey +4 10 £375 +29.31% 1
Nottingham +1 10 £325 +20.37% 1
Warrington -12 10 £325 -13.33%
North East -16 10 £280 +12.00% 2
Tyne and Wear - 9 £280 - 2
Northamptonshire +4 8 £350 -

Systems Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 320 (36.20%) Finance
2 199 (22.51%) SQL
3 142 (16.06%) Systems Analysis
4 131 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (13.24%) Business Analysis
6 110 (12.44%) Microsoft
7 103 (11.65%) Oracle
8 96 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
9 94 (10.63%) Banking
10 92 (10.41%) Migration
11 80 (9.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 69 (7.81%) Windows
13 68 (7.69%) MS Excel
14 65 (7.35%) Use Case
14 65 (7.35%) SDLC
15 61 (6.90%) SQL Server
15 61 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
16 59 (6.67%) Data Modelling
17 57 (6.45%) ERP
17 57 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
18 56 (6.33%) Data Analysis
19 55 (6.22%) Test Scripting
20 54 (6.11%) ITIL
21 50 (5.66%) Telecoms
22 49 (5.54%) Project Management
22 49 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
23 48 (5.43%) Retail
24 47 (5.32%) CRM
24 47 (5.32%) Change Management
24 47 (5.32%) Security Cleared

Systems Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 24 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.58%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.47%) IIS
4 11 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.24%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.79%) WorkSite
6 7 (0.79%) CMS
6 7 (0.79%) SAS
7 5 (0.57%) Confluence
8 4 (0.45%) JBoss
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.23%) SAP Portal
10 2 (0.23%) Drupal
11 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.11%) WordPress
11 1 (0.11%) LiveLink
Applications
1 68 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.96%) MS Office
3 25 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.90%) MS Project
6 6 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 10 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.02%) CODA-Financials
3 7 (0.79%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.68%) SunGard AvantGard
5 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.45%) BPCS
6 4 (0.45%) Agresso
6 4 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.45%) OPENHousing
7 3 (0.34%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.34%) Aareon QL
7 3 (0.34%) Northgate Housing
7 3 (0.34%) Academy Housing
7 3 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.90%) SaaS
2 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.57%) Office 365
4 4 (0.45%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.23%) Taleo
5 2 (0.23%) PaaS
6 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.15%) Internet
2 14 (1.58%) Intranet
3 8 (0.90%) Firewall
3 8 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.68%) VPN
4 6 (0.68%) LAN
4 6 (0.68%) VoIP
5 5 (0.57%) DNS
5 5 (0.57%) SAN
5 5 (0.57%) Wireless
6 4 (0.45%) DHCP
6 4 (0.45%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.45%) VLAN
6 4 (0.45%) WLAN
7 3 (0.34%) WAN
7 3 (0.34%) FTP
7 3 (0.34%) SSH
8 2 (0.23%) SMTP
8 2 (0.23%) Extranet
9 1 (0.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 16 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.58%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
8 12 (1.36%) MS Access
8 12 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (1.36%) Oracle BI EE
9 11 (1.24%) Data Mining
10 10 (1.13%) QlikView
11 9 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.02%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.90%) Essbase
13 6 (0.68%) DB2
13 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.45%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 16 (1.81%) JIRA
2 13 (1.47%) Axure RP
3 8 (0.90%) Toad
4 6 (0.68%) ClearCase
4 6 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 5 (0.57%) InstallShield
5 5 (0.57%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.45%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.45%) Subversion
6 4 (0.45%) Selenium
6 4 (0.45%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.45%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.34%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.34%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.34%) PeopleTools
8 2 (0.23%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.11%) HP UFT
General
1 320 (36.20%) Finance
2 94 (10.63%) Banking
3 50 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 48 (5.43%) Retail
5 26 (2.94%) Billing
6 21 (2.38%) Legal
7 20 (2.26%) Manufacturing
8 19 (2.15%) Marketing
9 18 (2.04%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.47%) Law
11 12 (1.36%) Automotive
12 9 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.90%) Front Office
14 7 (0.79%) Military
15 6 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.57%) Advertising
17 4 (0.45%) Publishing
17 4 (0.45%) Back Office
17 4 (0.45%) Local Government
18 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.85%) .NET
2 28 (3.17%) XML
3 14 (1.58%) HTML
4 12 (1.36%) Web Services
5 11 (1.24%) Middleware
6 6 (0.68%) JSON
6 6 (0.68%) SOAP
7 5 (0.57%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.57%) RESTful
8 4 (0.45%) Java EE 5
8 4 (0.45%) Gherkin
8 4 (0.45%) J2EE
9 3 (0.34%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.34%) COM
9 3 (0.34%) CSS
9 3 (0.34%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.23%) FpML
10 2 (0.23%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.23%) XSD
10 2 (0.23%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 96 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.73%) Management Information System
3 21 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 17 (1.92%) Data Structures
5 15 (1.70%) User Experience
5 15 (1.70%) Data Extraction
6 14 (1.58%) Derivative
7 13 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.47%) NHS
8 11 (1.24%) SWIFT
8 11 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.13%) GIS
10 9 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.90%) Smart Meter
12 7 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.79%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.68%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.68%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.68%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 69 (7.81%) Windows
2 22 (2.49%) UNIX
2 22 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (2.15%) Linux
4 15 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (1.47%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.68%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.68%) AIX
8 4 (0.45%) Solaris
8 4 (0.45%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.45%) Android
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.11%) VME
9 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (16.06%) Systems Analysis
2 131 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (13.24%) Business Analysis
4 92 (10.41%) Migration
5 80 (9.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 65 (7.35%) Use Case
6 65 (7.35%) SDLC
7 61 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
8 59 (6.67%) Data Modelling
9 57 (6.45%) ERP
9 57 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 56 (6.33%) Data Analysis
11 55 (6.22%) Test Scripting
12 54 (6.11%) ITIL
13 49 (5.54%) Project Management
14 47 (5.32%) Change Management
14 47 (5.32%) CRM
15 46 (5.20%) User Stories
16 37 (4.19%) Data Migration
17 35 (3.96%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 199 (22.51%) SQL
2 25 (2.83%) Java
3 22 (2.49%) VBA
4 18 (2.04%) PowerShell
5 16 (1.81%) VB
5 16 (1.81%) C#
6 15 (1.70%) T-SQL
7 12 (1.36%) JavaScript
7 12 (1.36%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.24%) LINC
9 8 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.57%) Perl
11 4 (0.45%) RPG
12 3 (0.34%) COBOL
12 3 (0.34%) VBScript
12 3 (0.34%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 3 (0.34%) Prolog
13 2 (0.23%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.23%) Korn
13 2 (0.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (5.32%) Security Cleared
2 34 (3.85%) ISEB
3 32 (3.62%) Degree
4 21 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.38%) CIMA
5 12 (1.36%) CCAB
5 12 (1.36%) CIPFA
5 12 (1.36%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.36%) AAT
6 11 (1.24%) ACCA
7 6 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.45%) HND
9 4 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.23%) MCSE
10 2 (0.23%) CISSP
10 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.23%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.17%) QA
2 8 (0.90%) Data Quality
2 8 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.68%) SLA
4 2 (0.23%) GAAP
4 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.23%) EMIR
4 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.11%) FATCA
5 1 (0.11%) GPG13
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.68%) vSphere
4 5 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.34%) XenApp
5 3 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.23%) Veritas File System
6 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.02%) SCCM
3 3 (0.34%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.34%) OpenView
3 3 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.23%) Nagios
4 2 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.23%) Icinga
5 1 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.11%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.11%) Netcool
5 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 110 (12.44%) Microsoft
2 103 (11.65%) Oracle
3 27 (3.05%) SAP
4 26 (2.94%) Cognos
5 25 (2.83%) VMware
6 22 (2.49%) HP
7 18 (2.04%) PeopleSoft
8 16 (1.81%) CODA
9 15 (1.70%) Hyperion
10 13 (1.47%) Citrix
11 12 (1.36%) Unisys
12 9 (1.02%) Cisco
12 9 (1.02%) MicroStrategy
12 9 (1.02%) Thunderhead
12 9 (1.02%) Capita
13 8 (0.90%) Apple
13 8 (0.90%) JD Edwards
14 7 (0.79%) SunGard
14 7 (0.79%) Northgate
15 6 (0.68%) IBM
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