Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Analyst
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 2 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 18 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 22.78% 27.27% 12.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.38% 28.00% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 9
Bedford median daily rate £263 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £151 £125 £251
90th Percentile £453 £356 £450
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Bedford median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +17.24% +20.83% -22.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedford
Contract vacancies in Bedford with a recognized job title 77 75 75
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.47% 97.40% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 50
Bedford median daily rate £375 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +7.25% +6.98%
10th Percentile £140 £125 £200
90th Percentile £485 £475 £453
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £434 £425
% change year-on-year -3.17% +2.06% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 1
Bedford median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +36.36% -63.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.00 £15.30 £11.50
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% -62.50% +23.08%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Bedford

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analyst in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Bedford

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Bedford over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Bedford

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Bedford

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedford region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (38.89%) Office 365
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (22.22%) Statistics
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Altiris
5 3 (16.67%) Selenium
5 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (16.67%) Data Quality
5 3 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (11.11%) Tableau
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 2 (11.11%) QA
6 2 (11.11%) Data Entry
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 2 (11.11%) ERD
6 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Office 365
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) vREST
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Robot Framework
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Behat
1 1 (5.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Statistics
2 3 (16.67%) Analytics
2 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Data Entry
3 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) ERD
3 2 (11.11%) ETL
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.56%) System Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Test Management
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Citrix
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 4 (22.22%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) Altiris
3 2 (11.11%) Tableau
4 1 (5.56%) CommVault
4 1 (5.56%) HP