Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 15 August 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 91 123 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 15.53% 18.66% 20.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.64% 19.43% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 89 122
Bedfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +12.50%
10th Percentile £201 £163 £201
90th Percentile £488 £480 £488
East of England median daily rate £375 £385 £350
% change year-on-year -2.60% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.58 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.37% +1.79% -20.00%
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.57% -15.15% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. 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
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 547 633 639
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.34% 96.05% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 435 441
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £203 £263 £209
90th Percentile £588 £575 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 17
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.17 £14.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.44% -64.38% +42.86%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.87 £12.80
90th Percentile £27.50 £18.88 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.16
% change year-on-year -2.86% -13.19% -1.66%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Bedfordshire

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Bedfordshire

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Bedfordshire

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Bedfordshire

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Bedfordshire

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -1 40 £425 +1.19% 10
Bedford -2 16 £263 -12.50% 5
Dunstable +3 12 £425 +30.77%
Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 27 (29.67%) SQL
2 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
3 17 (18.68%) ITIL
3 17 (18.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (17.58%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 13 (14.29%) Finance
6 13 (14.29%) Use Case
7 12 (13.19%) Business Analysis
7 12 (13.19%) JIRA
7 12 (13.19%) Windows
7 12 (13.19%) Data Modelling
8 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (10.99%) MS Visio
9 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (10.99%) Data Flow Diagram
10 9 (9.89%) Business Process Mapping
10 9 (9.89%) Scrum
11 8 (8.79%) Change Management
11 8 (8.79%) VMware
11 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
11 8 (8.79%) XML
11 8 (8.79%) Office 365
11 8 (8.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 8 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (7.69%) GDPR
12 7 (7.69%) Statistics

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.40%) MS Exchange
1 4 (4.40%) Mule
1 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.30%) Confluence
2 3 (3.30%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.20%) CMS
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (10.99%) MS Visio
3 8 (8.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (1.10%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Office 365
2 2 (2.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.20%) SaaS
3 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.10%) Taleo
3 1 (1.10%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) DHCP
1 3 (3.30%) DNS
1 3 (3.30%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (3.30%) iSCSI
1 3 (3.30%) NAS
1 3 (3.30%) SAN
1 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.59%) Big Data
2 6 (6.59%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.20%) Power BI
5 1 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (13.19%) JIRA
2 2 (2.20%) Selenium
3 1 (1.10%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.10%) Robot Framework
3 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.10%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.10%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Legal
3 4 (4.40%) Retail
4 1 (1.10%) Back Office
4 1 (1.10%) Front Office
4 1 (1.10%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.10%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) XML
2 5 (5.49%) JSON
3 4 (4.40%) Middleware
4 2 (2.20%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.10%) Behat
5 1 (1.10%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.10%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) Data Structures
2 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.40%) CMDB
4 3 (3.30%) Clustering
4 3 (3.30%) Replication
5 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.10%) NHS
6 1 (1.10%) RIA
6 1 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.20%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.20%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (18.68%) ITIL
1 17 (18.68%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (17.58%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (14.29%) Use Case
4 12 (13.19%) Business Analysis
4 12 (13.19%) Data Modelling
5 10 (10.99%) Data Flow Diagram
5 10 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (9.89%) Business Process Mapping
6 9 (9.89%) Scrum
7 8 (8.79%) Change Management
7 8 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (7.69%) Analytics
8 7 (7.69%) Migration
8 7 (7.69%) Problem Management
8 7 (7.69%) Service Management
8 7 (7.69%) Statistics
9 6 (6.59%) Data Mapping
9 6 (6.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.67%) SQL
2 5 (5.49%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.40%) VBA
4 3 (3.30%) VBScript
5 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.10%) C#
6 1 (1.10%) Java
6 1 (1.10%) Python
6 1 (1.10%) Ruby
6 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.20%) A+ Certification
1 2 (2.20%) ACCA
1 2 (2.20%) CIMA
1 2 (2.20%) HNC
2 1 (1.10%) Degree
2 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.10%) MCSA
2 1 (1.10%) MCSE
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (1.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (1.10%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) GDPR
2 4 (4.40%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.30%) SLA
4 1 (1.10%) COSO
4 1 (1.10%) PMO
4 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 14 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.40%) Terminal Services
3 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 6 (6.59%) Backup Exec
3 5 (5.49%) SCCM
4 4 (4.40%) SCOM
5 3 (3.30%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.20%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.10%) DameWare
7 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.79%) VMware
3 6 (6.59%) Citrix
3 6 (6.59%) CommVault
4 4 (4.40%) Altiris
4 4 (4.40%) Cognos
4 4 (4.40%) HP
4 4 (4.40%) SAP
4 4 (4.40%) Symantec
4 4 (4.40%) Workday
5 3 (3.30%) 3PAR
5 3 (3.30%) Dell
5 3 (3.30%) EqualLogic
5 3 (3.30%) IBM
5 3 (3.30%) NetApp
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle
5 3 (3.30%) SolarWinds
5 3 (3.30%) Veritas
6 2 (2.20%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.20%) Tableau