Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 11 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.

Analyst
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 10 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 187 133 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.43% 17.27% 31.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.26% 17.78% 32.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 90 154
Essex median daily rate £370 £425 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +57.99% -23.14%
10th Percentile £128 £300 £188
90th Percentile £510 £575 £485
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 78
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £12.95 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £23.00 £40.00 £36.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.90% -12.12% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 1,024 748 828
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 97.14% 96.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 503 495
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -9.68%
10th Percentile £250 £230 £216
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 77 143
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £31.03 £32.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.83% -4.23% +8.00%
10th Percentile £10.92 £12.70 £15.75
90th Percentile £46.38 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% -7.50% -5.34%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Essex

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Essex

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Essex over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Essex

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Essex

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Essex region over the 6 months to 11 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
Southend-on-Sea -19 36 £425 +2.41% 2
Chelmsford +7 19 £155 -63.53% 2
Colchester +4 19 £163 -61.76% 5
Harlow - 17 £335 - 2
Brentwood +8 8 £118 -59.48% 2
Witham -4 7 £298 -15.00%
Basildon +7 4 £140 -53.33%
Saffron Walden -1 1 - - 3
Maldon - 1 - -
Benfleet - 1 £150 -
Epping - 1 - -
Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Essex region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 61 (32.62%) Windows
2 45 (24.06%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (22.99%) Microsoft
3 43 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (20.32%) Oracle
4 38 (20.32%) SQL
5 36 (19.25%) User Stories
6 35 (18.72%) Active Directory
7 34 (18.18%) ITIL
8 32 (17.11%) Finance
9 30 (16.04%) Incident Management
10 28 (14.97%) Test Automation
11 26 (13.90%) SoapUI
12 24 (12.83%) Confluence
12 24 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (11.76%) ISEB
14 21 (11.23%) ISTQB
14 21 (11.23%) Scrum
15 20 (10.70%) JIRA
15 20 (10.70%) QA
15 20 (10.70%) Unix
15 20 (10.70%) ITSM
15 20 (10.70%) Waterfall
16 19 (10.16%) Performance Testing
16 19 (10.16%) Test Scripting
16 19 (10.16%) ETL
17 18 (9.63%) Java
17 18 (9.63%) Acceptance Criteria
17 18 (9.63%) Windows 10
18 17 (9.09%) XML

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 24 (12.83%) Confluence
2 12 (6.42%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.28%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.14%) SAS
5 3 (1.60%) Apache
6 2 (1.07%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (24.06%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (3.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) assyst
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.35%) Office 365
2 5 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.53%) GitHub
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) iTunes
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.74%) Internet
2 5 (2.67%) VoIP
3 3 (1.60%) Firewall
3 3 (1.60%) Network Security
3 3 (1.60%) SAN
3 3 (1.60%) VPN
4 1 (0.53%) BGP
4 1 (0.53%) HSRP
4 1 (0.53%) IPsec
4 1 (0.53%) LAN
4 1 (0.53%) NX-OS
4 1 (0.53%) OSPF
4 1 (0.53%) SNMP
4 1 (0.53%) SSL
4 1 (0.53%) VRRP
4 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.49%) Data Warehouse
1 14 (7.49%) MySQL
1 14 (7.49%) Pentaho
2 10 (5.35%) Hadoop
3 9 (4.81%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (4.81%) Ingres
4 8 (4.28%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.67%) Impala
5 5 (2.67%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.60%) OLAP
6 3 (1.60%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (1.60%) Power BI
6 3 (1.60%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.07%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.53%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.53%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (13.90%) SoapUI
2 20 (10.70%) JIRA
3 16 (8.56%) Selenium
4 13 (6.95%) Zephyr
5 12 (6.42%) JMeter
6 9 (4.81%) LoadRunner
7 7 (3.74%) Toad
8 4 (2.14%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.60%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.53%) MSI
10 1 (0.53%) MSTest
10 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.53%) WatiN
General
1 32 (17.11%) Finance
2 4 (2.14%) Marketing
3 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.07%) Electronics
4 2 (1.07%) Law
4 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.53%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.09%) XML
2 15 (8.02%) SOAP
3 8 (4.28%) Web Services
4 5 (2.67%) RESTful
5 4 (2.14%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.60%) Middleware
7 2 (1.07%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.07%) REST
7 2 (1.07%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.53%) .NET
8 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.53%) CSS
8 1 (0.53%) EDI
8 1 (0.53%) HTML
8 1 (0.53%) HTML5
8 1 (0.53%) JDBC
8 1 (0.53%) JSON
8 1 (0.53%) Kafka
8 1 (0.53%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (7.49%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.81%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.21%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.21%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.14%) Equities
4 4 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.14%) User Experience
5 3 (1.60%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.60%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.60%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (1.60%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.07%) Life Science
6 2 (1.07%) NHS
6 2 (1.07%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.07%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (32.62%) Windows
2 20 (10.70%) Unix
3 18 (9.63%) Windows 10
4 14 (7.49%) Windows 7
5 9 (4.81%) Windows 8
6 8 (4.28%) Linux
7 2 (1.07%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (19.25%) User Stories
3 34 (18.18%) ITIL
4 30 (16.04%) Incident Management
5 28 (14.97%) Test Automation
6 24 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (11.23%) Scrum
8 20 (10.70%) ITSM
8 20 (10.70%) Waterfall
9 19 (10.16%) ETL
9 19 (10.16%) Performance Testing
9 19 (10.16%) Test Scripting
10 18 (9.63%) Acceptance Criteria
11 16 (8.56%) Kanban
11 16 (8.56%) Service Management
11 16 (8.56%) TDD
12 15 (8.02%) Integration Testing
12 15 (8.02%) Risk Management
12 15 (8.02%) SDLC
12 15 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.32%) SQL
2 18 (9.63%) Java
3 7 (3.74%) C
4 3 (1.60%) Groovy
4 3 (1.60%) Perl
4 3 (1.60%) Scala
5 2 (1.07%) JCL
6 1 (0.53%) C#
6 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.53%) PHP
6 1 (0.53%) Python
6 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (11.76%) ISEB
2 21 (11.23%) ISTQB
3 16 (8.56%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.67%) MCSE
8 4 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.14%) Degree
8 4 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.14%) MCSA
9 3 (1.60%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.60%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.53%) CCNP
10 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.53%) CISSP
10 1 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.70%) QA
2 12 (6.42%) SLA
3 11 (5.88%) Data Quality
4 7 (3.74%) PMO
5 2 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.53%) GDPR
6 1 (0.53%) HL7
6 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.53%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (18.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.53%) Firmware
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.67%) SCCM
2 2 (1.07%) Nexpose
2 2 (1.07%) QRadar
2 2 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.53%) Control-M
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 43 (22.99%) Microsoft
2 38 (20.32%) Oracle
3 16 (8.56%) SAP
4 12 (6.42%) Citrix
5 10 (5.35%) webMethods
6 4 (2.14%) Cisco
7 3 (1.60%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.60%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.60%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.60%) WSO2
8 2 (1.07%) Apple
8 2 (1.07%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (1.07%) Informatica
8 2 (1.07%) Lotus
8 2 (1.07%) Rapid7
8 2 (1.07%) Remedy
8 2 (1.07%) Symantec
9 1 (0.53%) Ariba
9 1 (0.53%) BMC