Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 June 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.

Software Analyst
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 188 187
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Analyst 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.091% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
East of England median daily rate £300 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +13.13%
10th Percentile £230 £205 £160
90th Percentile £330 £315 £412
England median daily rate £375 £400 £339
% change year-on-year -6.25% +18.08% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East of England median hourly rate - £15.00 -
England median hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -62.86% +180.00% -60.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,181 4,214 4,745
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.93% 96.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,361 2,508 2,741
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £193 £200 £213
90th Percentile £575 £565 £550
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 322 360
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.48 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -14.05% +7.50%
10th Percentile £11.46 £10.50 £11.96
90th Percentile £45.25 £47.50 £50.59
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -6.49% +14.27%

Software Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Analyst in the East of England

Software Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Analyst in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Analyst in the East of England

Software Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Analyst in the East of England

Software Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Analyst within the East of England region over the 6 months to 19 June 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
Cambridgeshire -3 1 - -
Hertfordshire -3 1 £300 +66.67%
Suffolk -4 1 £325 +4.84% 1
Essex - 1 £225 - 2
Software Analyst
England

Software Analyst Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, Software 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 East of England region featuring Software Analyst in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) MSTest
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB

Software Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MSTest
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) IBM