Period
to 20 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 120 92 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 19.58% 15.57% 21.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.94% 16.43% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 72 122
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £355 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.72% -15.73% +15.41%
10th Percentile £130 £167 £213
90th Percentile £488 £486 £488
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.08 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.73% -3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.16 £12.20 £14.00
90th Percentile £24.88 £14.50 £37.75
East of England median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -3.03% +17.86%

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 573 560 614
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.47% 94.75% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 399 431
Bedfordshire median daily rate £443 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £137 £274 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £613
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 38
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £45.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -68.96% +100.49%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.32 £15.00
90th Percentile £25.25 £23.40 £50.71
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -19.05% -2.33% +4.88%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 0 59 £450 +9.09% 4
Bedford +1 22 £145 -51.67% 3
Dunstable -1 3 - -
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £340 -
Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 36 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (25.83%) Active Directory
3 30 (25.00%) SQL
3 30 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 27 (22.50%) ITIL
5 26 (21.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (20.83%) Windows
7 24 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 24 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (19.17%) Data Modelling
9 22 (18.33%) Use Case
10 20 (16.67%) Data Flow Diagram
11 19 (15.83%) Finance
12 18 (15.00%) Office 365
13 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (13.33%) Retail
14 16 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (12.50%) GDPR
16 14 (11.67%) VMware
17 12 (10.00%) Migration
17 12 (10.00%) Information Security
17 12 (10.00%) User Stories
18 11 (9.17%) HP
18 11 (9.17%) Citrix
18 11 (9.17%) Terminal Services
18 11 (9.17%) SCCM
18 11 (9.17%) PowerShell
19 10 (8.33%) Waterfall
19 10 (8.33%) SCOM

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 10 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 10 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.50%) Confluence
4 2 (1.67%) CMS
4 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.83%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.67%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.83%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.00%) Office 365
2 2 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.67%) Taleo
3 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.83%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.67%) DHCP
1 8 (6.67%) DNS
1 8 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (6.67%) iSCSI
1 8 (6.67%) NAS
1 8 (6.67%) SAN
1 8 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.67%) Firewall
2 2 (1.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.33%) Big Data
5 3 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.67%) Power BI
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.83%) GIS
7 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (5.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.83%) Robot Framework
2 1 (0.83%) Selenium
2 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.83%) Subversion
2 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (15.83%) Finance
2 16 (13.33%) Retail
3 2 (1.67%) Legal
3 2 (1.67%) Local Government
4 1 (0.83%) Back Office
4 1 (0.83%) Front Office
4 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.50%) XML
2 2 (1.67%) JSON
2 2 (1.67%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.83%) Behat
3 1 (0.83%) Middleware
3 1 (0.83%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.83%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.67%) Clustering
2 8 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 8 (6.67%) Replication
3 7 (5.83%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.50%) NHS
4 3 (2.50%) RIA
4 3 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.67%) CMDB
5 2 (1.67%) Infotainment
6 1 (0.83%) BYOD
6 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.83%) Windows
2 5 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.67%) Mac OS
3 2 (1.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.83%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 27 (22.50%) ITIL
3 26 (21.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 23 (19.17%) Data Modelling
6 22 (18.33%) Use Case
7 20 (16.67%) Data Flow Diagram
8 17 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (10.00%) Information Security
10 12 (10.00%) Migration
10 12 (10.00%) User Stories
11 10 (8.33%) Change Management
11 10 (8.33%) Problem Management
11 10 (8.33%) Waterfall
12 9 (7.50%) GAP Analysis
12 9 (7.50%) ITSM
12 9 (7.50%) Scrum
12 9 (7.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.00%) SQL
2 11 (9.17%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.67%) VBScript
4 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.83%) C#
5 1 (0.83%) Java
5 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.83%) Python
5 1 (0.83%) Ruby
5 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (5.83%) Degree
2 6 (5.00%) CISSP
2 6 (5.00%) MCSA
2 6 (5.00%) MCSE
2 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.67%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.67%) HNC
4 2 (1.67%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.83%) ACCA
5 1 (0.83%) CEH
5 1 (0.83%) CIMA
5 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) OSCP
5 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.50%) GDPR
2 8 (6.67%) COBIT
3 5 (4.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.67%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.83%) COSO
5 1 (0.83%) QA
5 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (25.83%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.17%) Terminal Services
3 8 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (9.17%) SCCM
2 10 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 10 (8.33%) SCOM
3 8 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 8 (6.67%) HP Data Protector
3 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (5.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.50%) DameWare
6 2 (1.67%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.67%) VMware
3 11 (9.17%) Citrix
3 11 (9.17%) HP
4 9 (7.50%) Symantec
5 8 (6.67%) 3PAR
5 8 (6.67%) CommVault
5 8 (6.67%) Dell
5 8 (6.67%) EqualLogic
5 8 (6.67%) IBM
5 8 (6.67%) NetApp
5 8 (6.67%) SolarWinds
5 8 (6.67%) Veritas
6 7 (5.83%) Workday
7 6 (5.00%) Cognos
8 4 (3.33%) Altiris
8 4 (3.33%) SAP
9 3 (2.50%) Apple
10 2 (1.67%) CODA
10 2 (1.67%) Hyperion