Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 104 133 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.18% 19.76% 18.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.51% 20.62% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 99 100
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £204 £130 £205
90th Percentile £491 £478 £476
East of England median daily rate £370 £390 £350
% change year-on-year -5.13% +11.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.58 £14.00 £12.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.59% +16.18% -26.97%
10th Percentile £14.47 £13.40 £11.59
90th Percentile £20.18 £15.40 £12.46
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.34% -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 533 645 601
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 95.84% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 445 395
Bedfordshire median daily rate £411 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £199 £271 £205
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 12
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.17 £15.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.77% -57.75% +10.84%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.05 £11.52
90th Percentile £20.80 £47.29 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £20.41
% change year-on-year -3.19% -11.81% -5.07%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 42 £375 -10.71% 5
Dunstable +5 22 £340 -17.64% 2
Bedford -1 16 £303 +0.83% 8
Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 32 (30.77%) SQL
2 27 (25.96%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (17.31%) Microsoft
4 17 (16.35%) ITIL
4 17 (16.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (15.38%) Finance
5 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (15.38%) JIRA
6 15 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Excel
8 13 (12.50%) CRM
8 13 (12.50%) Windows
9 11 (10.58%) SQL Server
9 11 (10.58%) Service Delivery
9 11 (10.58%) Use Case
10 10 (9.62%) Business Analysis
10 10 (9.62%) Data Modelling
10 10 (9.62%) Analytics
10 10 (9.62%) GDPR
11 9 (8.65%) Customer-Centricity
11 9 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (8.65%) Service Management
11 9 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (7.69%) Management Information System
12 8 (7.69%) Scrum
12 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
13 7 (6.73%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
13 7 (6.73%) MS Visio
13 7 (6.73%) XML

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 (4.81%) Confluence
1 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.85%) Mule
3 3 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.88%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.96%) Apache
4 1 (0.96%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (6.73%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.96%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.96%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) Office 365
2 4 (3.85%) SaaS
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.96%) Taleo
4 1 (0.96%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (4.81%) Firewall
3 4 (3.85%) DNS
3 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.88%) DHCP
4 3 (2.88%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (2.88%) iSCSI
4 3 (2.88%) NAS
4 3 (2.88%) SAN
5 2 (1.92%) FTP
6 1 (0.96%) HTTP
6 1 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.96%) SMTP
6 1 (0.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.73%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.85%) Big Data
5 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.92%) MySQL
7 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.96%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.96%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (15.38%) JIRA
2 4 (3.85%) Selenium
3 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.88%) Zephyr
4 2 (1.92%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.92%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.92%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.96%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.96%) NUnit
5 1 (0.96%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.96%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.96%) Toad
5 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (15.38%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Retail
3 5 (4.81%) Legal
4 4 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Back Office
5 1 (0.96%) Front Office
5 1 (0.96%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) XML
2 6 (5.77%) JSON
3 4 (3.85%) Middleware
4 2 (1.92%) .NET
5 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.96%) Behat
5 1 (0.96%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.96%) RESTful
5 1 (0.96%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.96%) WinForms
5 1 (0.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.96%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.81%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.81%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (3.85%) Clustering
5 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.88%) CMDB
5 3 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.88%) Replication
6 2 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.96%) PKI
7 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (1.92%) Linux
2 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.35%) ITIL
1 17 (16.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (12.50%) CRM
5 11 (10.58%) Service Delivery
5 11 (10.58%) Use Case
6 10 (9.62%) Analytics
6 10 (9.62%) Business Analysis
6 10 (9.62%) Data Modelling
7 9 (8.65%) Customer-Centricity
7 9 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (8.65%) Service Management
8 8 (7.69%) Scrum
9 7 (6.73%) Data Flow Diagram
9 7 (6.73%) Information Security
9 7 (6.73%) Security Operations
9 7 (6.73%) Statistics
10 6 (5.77%) Business Process Mapping
10 6 (5.77%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (30.77%) SQL
2 5 (4.81%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.85%) C#
3 4 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 4 (3.85%) VBA
4 3 (2.88%) Java
4 3 (2.88%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.88%) VB
4 3 (2.88%) VBScript
5 2 (1.92%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.96%) Python
6 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.92%) ACCA
2 2 (1.92%) CIMA
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.96%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.96%) CCA
3 1 (0.96%) CISSP
3 1 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.96%) Degree
3 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) HNC
3 1 (0.96%) ISSAP
3 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.96%) MCSA
3 1 (0.96%) MCSE
3 1 (0.96%) MCTS
3 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (0.96%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.62%) GDPR
2 6 (5.77%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.85%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.88%) SLA
5 2 (1.92%) COBIT
5 2 (1.92%) QA
6 1 (0.96%) COSO
6 1 (0.96%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.88%) Terminal Services
3 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.96%) vCloud
4 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.96%) vSphere
4 1 (0.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) Backup Exec
1 6 (5.77%) NetBackup
2 5 (4.81%) SCCM
3 3 (2.88%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.88%) SCOM
4 2 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.96%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.96%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.96%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.73%) VMware
3 6 (5.77%) Citrix
3 6 (5.77%) CommVault
4 4 (3.85%) Cognos
4 4 (3.85%) HP
4 4 (3.85%) Oracle
5 3 (2.88%) 3PAR
5 3 (2.88%) Dell
5 3 (2.88%) EqualLogic
5 3 (2.88%) IBM
5 3 (2.88%) NetApp
5 3 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.88%) SAP
5 3 (2.88%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.88%) Veritas
6 2 (1.92%) Altiris
6 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.92%) CODA
6 2 (1.92%) Symantec