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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Analyst
Rank 291 252 249
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 405 423 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.80% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.87% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 258 221
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£375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £260 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £481 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 9
Average hourly rate £20.75 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.36% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £25.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £55.00 £32.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.45 £36.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-45.97% +28.57%

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
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -53 353 £375 -3.84% 94
London -6 135 £425 +0.29% 33
South East -17 88 £350 - 23
East of England -12 40 £350 -16.66% 6
Scotland +21 39 £350 +7.69% 9
Yorkshire -12 27 £335 -10.66% 8
City of London -17 27 £463 +8.82% 7
Berkshire -2 26 £338 -16.92% 7
Essex +2 23 £350 -11.94% 2
South West +16 22 £188 -47.36% 8
Edinburgh +4 16 £450 +38.46% 5
East Midlands -8 16 £403 +34.16% 2
West Yorkshire -10 16 £325 -13.33% 4
Hampshire -11 16 £381 +7.01% 3
Dorset - 16 £188 -
Bournemouth - 16 £188 -
Surrey +9 15 £350 -15.15% 4
Reading +5 14 £256 +2.50% 2
Glasgow +9 13 £371 +48.50% 1
Chelmsford +1 12 £400 +37.93%
West Midlands -10 12 £325 -23.52% 4
Oxfordshire -11 11 £230 -34.28% 2
Derbyshire +1 8 £403 -
Oxford -1 8 £230 -34.28%
Leeds -12 8 £350 -6.66% 3
Basingstoke +4 7 £360 +10.76%
West Lothian +3 7 £303 -17.12% 1
Livingston +1 7 £303 -17.12%
Cambridgeshire -3 7 £323 +17.27% 1
North East -7 7 £323 +25.85%

Systems Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 261 (33.72%) Finance
2 176 (22.74%) SQL
3 143 (18.48%) Systems Analysis
4 116 (14.99%) Microsoft
5 97 (12.53%) Business Analysis
5 97 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
6 93 (12.02%) Oracle
7 89 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
8 82 (10.59%) Banking
9 76 (9.82%) MS Excel
10 73 (9.43%) Migration
11 71 (9.17%) Windows
12 61 (7.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 60 (7.75%) SDLC
14 57 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
15 56 (7.24%) .NET
16 53 (6.85%) SQL Server
16 53 (6.85%) ITIL
17 50 (6.46%) Data Modelling
17 50 (6.46%) Project Management
18 49 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
19 43 (5.56%) Data Analysis
20 42 (5.43%) UML
21 41 (5.30%) Test Scripting
22 40 (5.17%) Retail
23 39 (5.04%) XML
23 39 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
24 38 (4.91%) Management Information System
25 36 (4.65%) System Testing
25 36 (4.65%) Data Migration

Systems Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (3.10%) IIS
2 20 (2.58%) CMS
3 16 (2.07%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (1.42%) SAS
7 10 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.03%) Confluence
10 2 (0.26%) SAP Portal
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.13%) Lync
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.13%) Drupal
11 1 (0.13%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.13%) LiveLink
Applications
1 76 (9.82%) MS Excel
2 32 (4.13%) MS Office
3 20 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (2.45%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.78%) MS Project
7 4 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.16%) Agresso
3 8 (1.03%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (0.65%) CODA-Financials
4 5 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.52%) BPCS
5 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.39%) SunGard AvantGard
6 3 (0.39%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.39%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.26%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.26%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.26%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.26%) MFGPRO
7 2 (0.26%) HFM
7 2 (0.26%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.65%) SaaS
4 4 (0.52%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.52%) Office 365
5 3 (0.39%) Taleo
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.68%) Intranet
2 10 (1.29%) DNS
2 10 (1.29%) DHCP
3 7 (0.90%) VoIP
3 7 (0.90%) SAN
3 7 (0.90%) Internet
3 7 (0.90%) Firewall
3 7 (0.90%) VPN
4 6 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.65%) LAN
5 5 (0.65%) Wireless
6 4 (0.52%) VLAN
6 4 (0.52%) WLAN
6 4 (0.52%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.39%) Network Security
7 3 (0.39%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.26%) SSH
8 2 (0.26%) FTP
9 1 (0.13%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (1.94%) MS Access
6 12 (1.55%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (1.16%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.90%) QlikView
10 7 (0.90%) Essbase
10 7 (0.90%) Star Schema
10 7 (0.90%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 5 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (1.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 10 (1.29%) JIRA
3 8 (1.03%) Axure RP
4 6 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.78%) Subversion
5 5 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.39%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.26%) Toad
7 2 (0.26%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.13%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.13%) MSI
8 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.13%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.13%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.13%) Selenium
General
1 261 (33.72%) Finance
2 82 (10.59%) Banking
3 40 (5.17%) Retail
4 30 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.33%) Automotive
6 15 (1.94%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.81%) Back Office
8 13 (1.68%) Advertising
9 12 (1.55%) Marketing
10 10 (1.29%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.16%) Billing
12 7 (0.90%) Front Office
13 6 (0.78%) Publishing
14 5 (0.65%) Legal
14 5 (0.65%) Electronics
14 5 (0.65%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.65%) Local Government
15 4 (0.52%) Law
16 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.24%) .NET
2 39 (5.04%) XML
3 28 (3.62%) HTML
4 17 (2.20%) AngularJS
5 16 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (1.94%) HTML5
7 12 (1.55%) Middleware
8 9 (1.16%) Web Services
9 7 (0.90%) CSS
10 5 (0.65%) COM
10 5 (0.65%) SOAP
10 5 (0.65%) XSL
11 4 (0.52%) XSD
11 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.52%) Gherkin
12 3 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.39%) JSTL
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.39%) JSP
12 3 (0.39%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 97 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.91%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.49%) Data Structures
4 19 (2.45%) Derivative
5 16 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (1.94%) User Experience
7 14 (1.81%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.68%) SWIFT
8 13 (1.68%) Data Integration
9 11 (1.42%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.42%) NHS
10 9 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.03%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.03%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.90%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.90%) iSeries
13 5 (0.65%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
13 5 (0.65%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 71 (9.17%) Windows
2 22 (2.84%) UNIX
3 20 (2.58%) Linux
4 17 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.90%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.52%) Android
8 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.39%) AIX
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) VME
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (18.48%) Systems Analysis
2 97 (12.53%) Business Analysis
3 89 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (9.43%) Migration
5 61 (7.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 60 (7.75%) SDLC
7 57 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 53 (6.85%) ITIL
9 50 (6.46%) Data Modelling
9 50 (6.46%) Project Management
10 49 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
11 43 (5.56%) Data Analysis
12 42 (5.43%) UML
13 41 (5.30%) Test Scripting
14 36 (4.65%) System Testing
14 36 (4.65%) Data Migration
15 32 (4.13%) Use Case
15 32 (4.13%) CRM
16 28 (3.62%) ERP
16 28 (3.62%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 176 (22.74%) SQL
2 32 (4.13%) C#
3 21 (2.71%) PL/SQL
4 18 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 16 (2.07%) VBA
6 13 (1.68%) Java
7 11 (1.42%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.42%) LINC
8 9 (1.16%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.03%) VB
10 5 (0.65%) PHP
11 4 (0.52%) RPG
11 4 (0.52%) COBOL
12 3 (0.39%) C
12 3 (0.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 3 (0.39%) Prolog
12 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.26%) Korn
13 2 (0.26%) VBScript
13 2 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (3.75%) Security Cleared
2 28 (3.62%) Degree
3 21 (2.71%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.94%) ISEB
5 7 (0.90%) CIMA
5 7 (0.90%) ACCA
6 6 (0.78%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.65%) HND
8 3 (0.39%) CCNP
8 3 (0.39%) CCNA
8 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CISA
9 1 (0.13%) CISM
9 1 (0.13%) MCITP
9 1 (0.13%) CISSP
9 1 (0.13%) MCSE
9 1 (0.13%) MCSA
9 1 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.49%) QA
2 12 (1.55%) Solvency II
3 11 (1.42%) SLA
4 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.26%) GAAP
7 2 (0.26%) EMIR
7 2 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) GxP
8 1 (0.13%) FATCA
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.65%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.39%) vSphere
5 2 (0.26%) XenApp
6 1 (0.13%) Xen
6 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.65%) Icinga
2 5 (0.65%) Nagios
3 4 (0.52%) SCCM
4 2 (0.26%) OpenView
5 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.13%) SCOM
5 1 (0.13%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 116 (14.99%) Microsoft
2 93 (12.02%) Oracle
3 29 (3.75%) SAP
4 19 (2.45%) VMware
5 13 (1.68%) PeopleSoft
6 12 (1.55%) Cognos
6 12 (1.55%) Citrix
7 11 (1.42%) Unisys
7 11 (1.42%) Cisco
7 11 (1.42%) Business Objects
7 11 (1.42%) Hyperion
7 11 (1.42%) CODA
8 10 (1.29%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.03%) IBM
9 8 (1.03%) HP
10 7 (0.90%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.78%) OpenText
11 6 (0.78%) Northgate
11 6 (0.78%) Capita
12 5 (0.65%) Maconomy
Berkshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Motherwell, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £650 - £700 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £10 - £21.5 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Jersey, Channel Isles
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Brentford, Greater London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £615 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £180 - £181 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago