The median contractor rate for a Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 7 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 17.07% 13.89% 18.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.50% 16.67% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Median daily rate £300 £125 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +140.00% -60.93%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.60 £14.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% +0.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40 30 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 97.56% 83.33% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 23
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -52.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Bedford

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
5 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 2 (14.29%) Office 365
5 2 (14.29%) Xamarin
5 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 2 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
5 2 (14.29%) Transition Management
5 2 (14.29%) Calabash
5 2 (14.29%) User Experience
5 2 (14.29%) Appium
5 2 (14.29%) Ruby
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (14.29%) MS Project
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Appium
1 2 (14.29%) Calabash
1 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
1 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security
5 2 (14.29%) ITSM
5 2 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) Transition Management
6 1 (7.14%) API Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Python
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Citrix
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Xamarin