Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 85 146 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 15.77% 21.79% 14.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.21% 22.60% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 108 72
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.69% +0.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £160 £130 £163
90th Percentile £501 £475 £475
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £12.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +12.03% -39.75%
10th Percentile £17.98 £10.94 £11.40
90th Percentile £20.23 £15.30 £14.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.96 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.07% -12.12% -

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 494 646 597
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.65% 96.42% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 439 391
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.89% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £163 £200
90th Percentile £584 £613 £588
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 13
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £18.75 £15.00 £12.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +24.48% -67.87%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.76 £10.60
90th Percentile £46.10 £44.89 £35.35
East of England median hourly rate £17.35 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.24% - -4.78%

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 12 December 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
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 12 December 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 -3 35 £398 -11.67% 12
Dunstable +8 19 £338 -18.18% 3
Bedford -3 13 £245 +88.46% 2
Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 22 (25.88%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (24.71%) SQL
3 16 (18.82%) CRM
4 15 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Excel
6 13 (15.29%) Finance
6 13 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (14.12%) JIRA
8 11 (12.94%) ITIL
8 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
8 11 (12.94%) GDPR
9 10 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (11.76%) Management Information System
9 10 (11.76%) Service Delivery
9 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (10.59%) Information Security
10 9 (10.59%) Service Management
10 9 (10.59%) Windows
10 9 (10.59%) Data Modelling
10 9 (10.59%) Use Case
10 9 (10.59%) User Stories
10 9 (10.59%) Customer-Centricity
10 9 (10.59%) Security Operations
11 8 (9.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (8.24%) Retail
12 7 (8.24%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (8.24%) Business Analysis
12 7 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
12 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Office

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 5 (5.88%) Confluence
2 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) Apache
3 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (7.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.18%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (1.18%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) Office 365
2 4 (4.71%) SaaS
3 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.18%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.24%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (5.88%) Firewall
3 2 (2.35%) FTP
3 2 (2.35%) Skype
4 1 (1.18%) DNS
4 1 (1.18%) HTTP
4 1 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.18%) SMTP
4 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.35%) Big Data
5 2 (2.35%) MySQL
5 2 (2.35%) Power BI
6 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) JIRA
2 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.53%) Selenium
2 3 (3.53%) Zephyr
3 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.18%) NUnit
3 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.18%) Toad
3 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (15.29%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Retail
3 6 (7.06%) Marketing
4 4 (4.71%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) XML
2 2 (2.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.18%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.18%) HTML
3 1 (1.18%) JSON
3 1 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.18%) RESTful
3 1 (1.18%) WinForms
3 1 (1.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.88%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (4.71%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (4.71%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.53%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.53%) CMDB
5 3 (3.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) Clustering
6 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.18%) PKI
6 1 (1.18%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.18%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.59%) Windows
2 3 (3.53%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.35%) Linux
3 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) CRM
2 15 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (12.94%) ITIL
5 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 9 (10.59%) Customer-Centricity
6 9 (10.59%) Data Modelling
6 9 (10.59%) Information Security
6 9 (10.59%) Security Operations
6 9 (10.59%) Service Management
6 9 (10.59%) Use Case
6 9 (10.59%) User Stories
7 7 (8.24%) Business Analysis
7 7 (8.24%) Workshop Facilitation
8 6 (7.06%) Change Management
8 6 (7.06%) Patch Management
9 5 (5.88%) Analytics
9 5 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.71%) SQL
2 3 (3.53%) C#
2 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
2 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
2 3 (3.53%) VB
3 2 (2.35%) Java
3 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.35%) CISSP
2 2 (2.35%) ISSAP
2 2 (2.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.18%) CCA
3 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.18%) Degree
3 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.18%) MCTS
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) VCAP
3 1 (1.18%) VCP4
3 1 (1.18%) VCP5
3 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.94%) GDPR
2 6 (7.06%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.71%) COBIT
4 3 (3.53%) Data Quality
4 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.53%) QA
5 2 (2.35%) PMO
5 2 (2.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.18%) vCloud
2 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.18%) vSphere
2 1 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) Backup Exec
1 3 (3.53%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.18%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.18%) SCCM
2 1 (1.18%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.06%) Oracle
3 4 (4.71%) SAP
3 4 (4.71%) Tableau
4 3 (3.53%) Citrix
4 3 (3.53%) Cognos
4 3 (3.53%) CommVault
4 3 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.53%) VMware
5 2 (2.35%) Altiris
5 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.35%) IBM
6 1 (1.18%) Adobe
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco
6 1 (1.18%) HP
6 1 (1.18%) Pega
6 1 (1.18%) Remedy
6 1 (1.18%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.18%) webMethods
6 1 (1.18%) Workday