Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 5 1
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 144 61 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 22.86% 11.07% 21.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.24% 11.87% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 46 95
Bedfordshire median daily rate £413 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% -5.00% +12.68%
10th Percentile £130 £125 £207
90th Percentile £488 £463 £468
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 8
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.33 £12.05 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% -20.98% -12.86%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.45 £12.50
90th Percentile £14.70 £14.00 £33.50
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -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 594 514 590
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 93.28% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 346 395
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +0.59% -
10th Percentile £130 £234 £250
90th Percentile £593 £588 £606
East of England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 58
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.03 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.16% -67.44% +128.57%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.03 £15.35
90th Percentile £39.00 £23.68 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% -13.04% +16.46%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +7 67 £450 +5.88% 7
Bedford +2 21 £130 -60.00% 4
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £340 -
Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 46 (31.94%) Microsoft
2 43 (29.86%) Windows
2 43 (29.86%) Active Directory
3 36 (25.00%) ITIL
4 33 (22.92%) Business Analysis
5 32 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 30 (20.83%) Retail
7 29 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (20.14%) SQL
8 27 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (17.36%) Use Case
10 24 (16.67%) Data Modelling
11 23 (15.97%) Office 365
12 21 (14.58%) VMware
13 20 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (13.89%) Data Flow Diagram
14 19 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (12.50%) User Stories
16 17 (11.81%) Citrix
17 16 (11.11%) Scrum
17 16 (11.11%) Finance
17 16 (11.11%) Migration
17 16 (11.11%) GDPR
18 15 (10.42%) Information Security
18 15 (10.42%) DHCP
18 15 (10.42%) DNS
19 14 (9.72%) Waterfall
19 14 (9.72%) PowerShell
20 13 (9.03%) Problem Management
20 13 (9.03%) Change Management

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 12 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 12 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.94%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.47%) Confluence
4 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.69%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle CRM On Demand
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.97%) Office 365
2 5 (3.47%) G Suite
3 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.39%) SaaS
3 2 (1.39%) Taleo
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 1 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.42%) DHCP
1 15 (10.42%) DNS
2 13 (9.03%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.94%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (6.94%) iSCSI
3 10 (6.94%) NAS
3 10 (6.94%) SAN
4 6 (4.17%) Firewall
5 5 (3.47%) VoIP
5 5 (3.47%) VPN
6 3 (2.08%) Network Security
6 3 (2.08%) VLAN
7 1 (0.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.47%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.69%) Big Data
4 1 (0.69%) GIS
4 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (6.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 30 (20.83%) Retail
2 16 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (1.39%) Games
3 2 (1.39%) Law
4 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.69%) Legal
4 1 (0.69%) Local Government
4 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) JSON
1 1 (0.69%) XML
1 1 (0.69%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.94%) Clustering
2 10 (6.94%) Replication
3 9 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.86%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.47%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.47%) IVR
5 5 (3.47%) RIA
5 5 (3.47%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (2.08%) NHS
7 2 (1.39%) Infotainment
7 2 (1.39%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.69%) BYOD
8 1 (0.69%) FMCG
8 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.86%) Windows
2 8 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.47%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.39%) Kali Linux
4 2 (1.39%) Linux
4 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.00%) ITIL
2 33 (22.92%) Business Analysis
3 32 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 29 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (17.36%) Use Case
7 24 (16.67%) Data Modelling
8 20 (13.89%) Data Flow Diagram
9 19 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (12.50%) User Stories
11 16 (11.11%) Migration
11 16 (11.11%) Scrum
12 15 (10.42%) Information Security
13 14 (9.72%) Waterfall
14 13 (9.03%) Change Management
14 13 (9.03%) Problem Management
15 11 (7.64%) Acceptance Criteria
15 11 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (6.94%) ITSM
16 10 (6.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.14%) SQL
2 14 (9.72%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.94%) VBScript
4 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.94%) Degree
2 9 (6.25%) MCSA
2 9 (6.25%) MCSE
2 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (4.17%) CISSP
4 5 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.47%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.39%) CCNA
5 2 (1.39%) CEH
5 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.39%) ISSAP
5 2 (1.39%) OSCP
6 1 (0.69%) HNC
6 1 (0.69%) ISEB
6 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.11%) GDPR
2 8 (5.56%) COBIT
3 5 (3.47%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.39%) SLA
5 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 43 (29.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.03%) Terminal Services
3 10 (6.94%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.47%) vSphere
4 5 (3.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 11 (7.64%) SCCM
2 11 (7.64%) SCOM
3 10 (6.94%) Backup Exec
3 10 (6.94%) HP Data Protector
3 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.08%) DameWare
Vendors
1 46 (31.94%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.58%) VMware
3 17 (11.81%) Citrix
4 13 (9.03%) HP
5 10 (6.94%) 3PAR
5 10 (6.94%) CommVault
5 10 (6.94%) Dell
5 10 (6.94%) EqualLogic
5 10 (6.94%) IBM
5 10 (6.94%) NetApp
5 10 (6.94%) Symantec
5 10 (6.94%) Veritas
6 9 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 6 (4.17%) Workday
8 5 (3.47%) Cognos
8 5 (3.47%) Google
8 5 (3.47%) McAfee
8 5 (3.47%) Oracle
9 2 (1.39%) Pegasus
9 2 (1.39%) Remedy