Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Analyst was £293 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 188 180
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Analyst 11 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.22% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
East of England median daily rate £293 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.43% +16.67% +9.09%
England median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £27.94
% change year-on-year +35.71% +25.29% -30.60%

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 4,614 4,776 4,572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.48% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,723 2,767 2,621
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £462 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 352 373
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.18% -2.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.13 £11.01
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.60
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.05% +3.89% -

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Analyst in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 December 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
Suffolk -1 4 £150 -61.54%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £393 -
Essex -13 2 £285 -18.57%
Bedfordshire +9 1 £190 -43.70%
Software Analyst
England

Software Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) Extranet
3 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
3 2 (18.18%) Skype
3 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) SaaS
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements

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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Extranet
1 2 (18.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) JMeter
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
2 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe
3 1 (9.09%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft