Period
to 19 April 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

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
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 11 21
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 46 64 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 13.69% 15.53% 9.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.03% 15.84% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 36 38
Belfast median daily rate £290 £313 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.20% +16.60% -2.10%
10th Percentile £178 £87 £119
90th Percentile £425 £578 £380
County Antrim median daily rate £290 £313 £268
% change year-on-year -7.20% +16.60% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
Belfast median hourly rate £17.06 £14.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.63% +13.46% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.38 £12.10
90th Percentile £80.40 £19.25 £14.50
County Antrim median hourly rate £17.06 £13.50 £14.38
% change year-on-year +26.33% -6.09% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast. 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
Belfast
Contract vacancies in Belfast with a recognized job title 306 404 410
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.07% 98.06% 97.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 285 315
Belfast median daily rate £363 £443 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.08% +12.60% +20.92%
10th Percentile £208 £262 £250
90th Percentile £508 £538 £563
County Antrim median daily rate £369 £443 £394
% change year-on-year -16.67% +12.31% +21.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 20
Belfast median hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.93% +16.67% -55.96%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.18 £10.90
90th Percentile £34.50 £18.85 £14.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £12.34
% change year-on-year +12.96% +9.40% -54.72%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Belfast

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Belfast

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Belfast over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Belfast

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Belfast

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Belfast

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Belfast over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Belfast

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 Belfast region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 29 (63.04%) Finance
2 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (30.43%) SAS
3 14 (30.43%) Analytics
4 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (23.91%) SQL
5 11 (23.91%) Change Management
6 10 (21.74%) Risk Management
6 10 (21.74%) Data Analysis
6 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (21.74%) IFRS
7 9 (19.57%) Oracle
7 9 (19.57%) Python
7 9 (19.57%) Data Modelling
8 8 (17.39%) ETL
8 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
8 8 (17.39%) Hyperion
8 8 (17.39%) Base SAS
8 8 (17.39%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 8 (17.39%) Visual Analytics
8 8 (17.39%) IFS
8 8 (17.39%) Cloudera
8 8 (17.39%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 8 (17.39%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 7 (15.22%) Power BI
9 7 (15.22%) Process Improvement
9 7 (15.22%) QlikView
9 7 (15.22%) XML

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 14 (30.43%) SAS
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (13.04%) SPSS
4 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.17%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (2.17%) Firewall
1 1 (2.17%) LAN
1 1 (2.17%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) Base SAS
1 8 (17.39%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 8 (17.39%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 8 (17.39%) SAS Visual Analytics
2 7 (15.22%) Power BI
2 7 (15.22%) QlikView
3 6 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (13.04%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Selenium
2 1 (2.17%) TestComplete
General
1 29 (63.04%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.35%) Publishing
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) COM
3 1 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Equities
2 2 (4.35%) FMCG
2 2 (4.35%) Reference Data
2 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Analytics
2 11 (23.91%) Change Management
3 10 (21.74%) Data Analysis
3 10 (21.74%) Risk Management
4 9 (19.57%) Data Modelling
5 8 (17.39%) ETL
5 8 (17.39%) Visual Analytics
6 7 (15.22%) ERP
6 7 (15.22%) Process Improvement
7 6 (13.04%) Data Analytics
8 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.87%) Statistics
9 4 (8.70%) Project Management
10 3 (6.52%) Data Management
11 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
11 2 (4.35%) Electronic Trading
11 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
11 2 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 9 (19.57%) Python
3 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.17%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) C++
5 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.17%) VB
5 1 (2.17%) VBA
5 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) CCNA
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.35%) CCIE
3 2 (4.35%) CCNP
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) IFRS
2 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.35%) QA
4 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.17%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.17%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) Oracle
3 8 (17.39%) Cloudera
3 8 (17.39%) Hyperion
3 8 (17.39%) IFS
4 6 (13.04%) Cognos
5 4 (8.70%) Cisco
6 3 (6.52%) SAP
7 1 (2.17%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.17%) Concur
7 1 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (2.17%) Openreach
7 1 (2.17%) Peregrine
7 1 (2.17%) Remedy