The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Analyst
Rank 317 251 229
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 353 399 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.76% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.82% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 251 246
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £537 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 29
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.50 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +3.63%

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Technical Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Technical Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Technical Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Technical Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Technical Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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 -52 321 £400 -5.88% 118
London -31 169 £450 -3.48% 56
South East -14 58 £400 +6.66% 18
City of London -5 43 £450 +0.27% 20
Scotland -21 27 £400 +14.28% 3
North West +2 25 £400 +40.10% 8
Edinburgh -3 20 £426 +2.71% 1
East Midlands +7 18 £334 +5.11% 4
Manchester +7 16 £358 +2.65% 4
Yorkshire -8 16 £320 +1.58% 11
South West -28 12 £275 -24.65% 4
Oxfordshire - 12 £438 -
Berkshire +2 11 £288 -23.33% 5
West Midlands -16 11 £225 -29.13% 11
West Yorkshire -13 10 £320 +0.31% 9
Nottingham +6 8 £318 - 1
Nottinghamshire 0 8 £318 - 1
East of England -21 8 £360 -0.68% 5
Hampshire -22 8 £338 -20.58% 3
Reading +7 7 £288 -23.33% 3
Cheshire +5 7 £465 +84.52% 3
Brighton +3 7 £375 - 2
East Sussex -3 7 £375 - 2
Surrey -16 7 £400 +6.66% 1
Bristol -16 7 £138 -57.69%
Leicestershire - 7 £425 - 2
Oxford - 7 £485 -
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £350 -6.66% 2
Leeds -8 6 £294 -9.61% 3
Glasgow -12 6 £385 +28.33% 2

Technical Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Analyst in their job title.

1 167 (23.99%) SQL
2 153 (21.98%) Finance
3 142 (20.40%) Windows
4 131 (18.82%) Microsoft
5 118 (16.95%) Banking
6 93 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
7 89 (12.79%) Oracle
8 86 (12.36%) MS Excel
9 84 (12.07%) ITIL
10 83 (11.93%) Business Analysis
10 83 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
11 76 (10.92%) Active Directory
12 75 (10.78%) UNIX
13 74 (10.63%) MS Office
14 64 (9.20%) Migration
15 62 (8.91%) Java
16 61 (8.76%) Linux
17 54 (7.76%) Windows 7
18 53 (7.61%) MS Exchange
19 51 (7.33%) Project Management
20 50 (7.18%) Investment Banking
21 49 (7.04%) SQL Server
22 48 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
23 45 (6.47%) XML
24 43 (6.18%) Scrum
25 42 (6.03%) Degree
26 41 (5.89%) .NET
26 41 (5.89%) CRM
27 40 (5.75%) Data Modelling
28 39 (5.60%) Data Analysis

Technical Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 53 (7.61%) MS Exchange
2 31 (4.45%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (2.73%) WebSphere
5 18 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (1.87%) SAS
7 11 (1.58%) IIS
7 11 (1.58%) IBM Notes
8 10 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.15%) NetWeaver
10 6 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
10 6 (0.86%) Lync
11 5 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.57%) Documentum
12 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.57%) Apache
Applications
1 86 (12.36%) MS Excel
2 74 (10.63%) MS Office
3 20 (2.87%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.29%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.29%) DOC1
6 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.29%) MS Project
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.15%) SAP HR
2 8 (1.15%) SAP ERP
2 8 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.86%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.57%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.43%) Global One
6 3 (0.43%) SunGard Martini
6 3 (0.43%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.29%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.01%) SaaS
1 7 (1.01%) Office 365
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.87%) Firewall
2 16 (2.30%) WAN
3 15 (2.16%) Internet
4 14 (2.01%) SAN
4 14 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.87%) LAN
6 12 (1.72%) DNS
7 11 (1.58%) VPN
8 8 (1.15%) DHCP
9 7 (1.01%) VoIP
9 7 (1.01%) SSH
10 6 (0.86%) Intranet
10 6 (0.86%) 3G
10 6 (0.86%) SMTP
11 5 (0.72%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.72%) Network Security
11 5 (0.72%) NAS
12 4 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (0.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.30%) QlikView
4 15 (2.16%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.87%) DB2
6 11 (1.58%) MS Access
6 11 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.44%) SAP BW
8 9 (1.29%) MySQL
8 9 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.01%) PowerCenter
10 7 (1.01%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.01%) Data Mining
10 7 (1.01%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.86%) Big Data
11 6 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (1.44%) JIRA
2 9 (1.29%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.15%) Selenium
3 8 (1.15%) WebDriver
4 6 (0.86%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.43%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.29%) MSTest
7 2 (0.29%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.29%) ProC
7 2 (0.29%) MSI
7 2 (0.29%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.29%) Toad
7 2 (0.29%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.14%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.14%) PVCS
8 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 153 (21.98%) Finance
2 118 (16.95%) Banking
3 50 (7.18%) Investment Banking
4 27 (3.88%) Retail
5 17 (2.44%) Back Office
6 15 (2.16%) Front Office
7 14 (2.01%) Publishing
8 9 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.29%) Advertising
9 8 (1.15%) Law
10 7 (1.01%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.01%) Marketing
11 5 (0.72%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.72%) Private Banking
11 5 (0.72%) Legal
11 5 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.29%) Games
14 1 (0.14%) Military
14 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.47%) XML
2 41 (5.89%) .NET
3 21 (3.02%) Web Services
4 20 (2.87%) HTML
5 15 (2.16%) SOAP
6 11 (1.58%) Middleware
7 10 (1.44%) J2EE
7 10 (1.44%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (1.01%) Spring
9 7 (1.01%) RESTful
10 6 (0.86%) JSON
10 6 (0.86%) CSS
10 6 (0.86%) XSLT
11 5 (0.72%) JSP
11 5 (0.72%) COM+
11 5 (0.72%) EJB
11 5 (0.72%) SAP Basis
11 5 (0.72%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 4 (0.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 83 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.87%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.44%) Blackberry
3 17 (2.44%) Fixed Income
4 15 (2.16%) Data Integration
5 12 (1.72%) Credit Risk
6 9 (1.29%) User Experience
6 9 (1.29%) Video on Demand
6 9 (1.29%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.29%) Replication
6 9 (1.29%) Derivative
7 7 (1.01%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.01%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.01%) Reference Data
8 6 (0.86%) NHS
8 6 (0.86%) Clustering
8 6 (0.86%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.72%) EPoS
9 5 (0.72%) Kindle
9 5 (0.72%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 142 (20.40%) Windows
2 75 (10.78%) UNIX
3 61 (8.76%) Linux
4 54 (7.76%) Windows 7
5 29 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (2.73%) Windows XP
8 12 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.44%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.86%) CentOS
11 5 (0.72%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.72%) Android
12 4 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.57%) AIX
12 4 (0.57%) HPUX
12 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (12.07%) ITIL
3 83 (11.93%) Business Analysis
4 64 (9.20%) Migration
5 51 (7.33%) Project Management
6 48 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 43 (6.18%) Scrum
8 41 (5.89%) CRM
9 40 (5.75%) Data Modelling
10 39 (5.60%) Data Analysis
11 37 (5.32%) User Acceptance Testing
12 33 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (3.74%) Configuration Management
14 24 (3.45%) UML
14 24 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
15 20 (2.87%) User Stories
16 19 (2.73%) Asset Management
16 19 (2.73%) Data Management
17 18 (2.59%) Validation
17 18 (2.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 167 (23.99%) SQL
2 62 (8.91%) Java
3 25 (3.59%) VBA
4 22 (3.16%) PowerShell
5 21 (3.02%) PL/SQL
6 16 (2.30%) C#
6 16 (2.30%) VBScript
7 15 (2.16%) Perl
8 13 (1.87%) VB
9 12 (1.72%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.58%) PHP
11 8 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.86%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.72%) VB6
14 4 (0.57%) C
14 4 (0.57%) Python
14 4 (0.57%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.57%) C++
14 4 (0.57%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 42 (6.03%) Degree
2 28 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (2.59%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.30%) ISEB
6 15 (2.16%) MCP
7 13 (1.87%) MCSE
7 13 (1.87%) ISTQB
8 9 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (1.15%) CCNA
10 6 (0.86%) CCNP
10 6 (0.86%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.86%) MCITP
11 4 (0.57%) MOS
11 4 (0.57%) MCSA
11 4 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.43%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.29%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.16%) SLA
2 21 (3.02%) QA
3 6 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.86%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.57%) FATCA
4 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.29%) MiFID
6 2 (0.29%) EMIR
7 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.14%) Basel II
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 76 (10.92%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.87%) XenApp
4 10 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (0.57%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.57%) RACF
6 4 (0.57%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.43%) vSphere
8 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.14%) NFS
9 1 (0.14%) Nmap
9 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 21 (3.02%) SCCM
2 6 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.72%) Control-M
4 4 (0.57%) Puppet
5 3 (0.43%) Nagios
5 3 (0.43%) SCOM
6 2 (0.29%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.29%) CA SiteMinder
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.29%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.14%) logstash
7 1 (0.14%) Kibana
7 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.14%) Nessus
7 1 (0.14%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.14%) OpenView
7 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 131 (18.82%) Microsoft
2 89 (12.79%) Oracle
3 36 (5.17%) Citrix
4 32 (4.60%) HP
5 30 (4.31%) SAP
6 28 (4.02%) Cisco
7 26 (3.74%) VMware
8 18 (2.59%) Red Hat
9 16 (2.30%) Informatica
10 14 (2.01%) IBM
11 11 (1.58%) Lotus
12 10 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.44%) Cognos
13 9 (1.29%) Apple
13 9 (1.29%) Remedy
14 8 (1.15%) ATG
14 8 (1.15%) Avaya
14 8 (1.15%) Business Objects
15 7 (1.01%) TIBCO
15 7 (1.01%) Teradata
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