The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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.

System Analyst
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 151 184
Rank change year-on-year +18 +33  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 36 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.08% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.44% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 15
Median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £309 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £573 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.93 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -46.97% +12.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3166 3182 5507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.42% 95.70% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2430 2585 4243
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 97
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Systems Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Analyst in the City of London

Systems Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Analyst in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Analyst in the City of London

Systems Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Analyst in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Analyst in the City of London

Systems Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Analyst in the City of London

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Systems Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Systems Analyst in the job title.

1 17 (34.00%) SQL
2 15 (30.00%) Finance
3 12 (24.00%) Data Modelling
3 12 (24.00%) Systems Analysis
4 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.00%) Banking
5 10 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
7 7 (14.00%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.00%) SDLC
8 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (12.00%) MiFID
8 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
9 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (10.00%) Investment Banking
9 5 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
10 4 (8.00%) User Stories
10 4 (8.00%) Use Case
10 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.00%) QA
10 4 (8.00%) UML
10 4 (8.00%) Oracle
10 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) HFM
2 1 (2.00%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (2.00%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) LAN
1 1 (2.00%) WAN
1 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (6.00%) PowerPivot
6 1 (2.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (30.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Law
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) JSON
2 1 (2.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.00%) Reinsurance
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Debian
2 1 (2.00%) Fedora
2 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Data Modelling
1 12 (24.00%) Systems Analysis
2 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
4 7 (14.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (12.00%) SDLC
6 5 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
7 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.00%) UML
7 4 (8.00%) Use Case
7 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.00%) User Stories
8 3 (6.00%) ETL
8 3 (6.00%) Information Management
8 3 (6.00%) Migration
8 3 (6.00%) Service Management
9 2 (4.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.00%) Python
2 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.00%) Julia
3 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.00%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) ISEB
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) MiFID
2 4 (8.00%) QA
3 3 (6.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (4.00%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (4.00%) IFRS
4 2 (4.00%) IFRS 9
4 2 (4.00%) SEPA
4 2 (4.00%) Solvency II
5 1 (2.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
1 1 (2.00%) SCOM
1 1 (2.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Hyperion
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Cognos
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow