Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Analyst
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -11 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 134 267 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.75% 30.51% 28.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.29% 31.41% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 151 202
Essex median daily rate £425 £255 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -27.14% +8.53%
10th Percentile £285 £180 £218
90th Percentile £575 £475 £480
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 84 74
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.16% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.40 £15.75 £15.42
90th Percentile £40.00 £36.00 £39.75
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -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 775 850 1169
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 97.14% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 502 661
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £230 £220 £226
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £410 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +5.81% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 151 158
Essex median hourly rate £31.03 £31.90 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +8.14% +40.48%
10th Percentile £11.94 £15.75 £15.68
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.84 £42.88
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14% +5.00%

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 21 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Essex over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 2017. 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 -4 39 £411 -17.75% 2
Witham +3 13 £350 -9.68%
Colchester -3 11 £475 +58.33% 1
Basildon -9 8 £469 +78.57%
Brentwood -16 8 £290 +8.21%
Chelmsford -5 3 £425 +21.43%
Saffron Walden - 2 - -
Harlow +3 1 £288 -23.33%
Canvey Island - 1 £500 -
Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 Essex region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 51 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.07%) Scrum
3 38 (28.36%) XML
4 31 (23.13%) UML
5 30 (22.39%) SQL
6 29 (21.64%) Microsoft
6 29 (21.64%) Middleware
7 27 (20.15%) Windows
7 27 (20.15%) Finance
7 27 (20.15%) Data Mapping
7 27 (20.15%) Data Integration
8 25 (18.66%) XSLT
8 25 (18.66%) Active Directory
9 21 (15.67%) Oracle
10 19 (14.18%) Wireframes
11 18 (13.43%) Validation
12 16 (11.94%) Business Analysis
13 15 (11.19%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
13 15 (11.19%) Project Management
13 15 (11.19%) Microsoft Office
13 15 (11.19%) Data Modelling
13 15 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (10.45%) Data Flow Diagram
14 14 (10.45%) TDD
15 13 (9.70%) Requirements Analysis
15 13 (9.70%) Wealth Management
16 12 (8.96%) Change Management
16 12 (8.96%) Requirements Management
16 12 (8.96%) User Stories
16 12 (8.96%) Data Transformation

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 8 (5.97%) Confluence
2 7 (5.22%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.73%) IIS
3 5 (3.73%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.24%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.75%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) CMS
5 1 (0.75%) JBoss
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (11.19%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.73%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.49%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.75%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.75%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.75%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.75%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.22%) DHCP
1 7 (5.22%) DNS
2 6 (4.48%) Firewall
2 6 (4.48%) SSL
2 6 (4.48%) VPN
3 5 (3.73%) BGP
3 5 (3.73%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (3.73%) HSRP
3 5 (3.73%) IPsec
3 5 (3.73%) iSCSI
3 5 (3.73%) Junos
3 5 (3.73%) NX-OS
3 5 (3.73%) OSPF
3 5 (3.73%) SAN
3 5 (3.73%) Skype
3 5 (3.73%) SNMP
3 5 (3.73%) VRRP
3 5 (3.73%) WebEx
3 5 (3.73%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) Data Mining
1 11 (8.21%) Ingres
1 11 (8.21%) MySQL
1 11 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.99%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.24%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.24%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.49%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.49%) MS Access
5 2 (1.49%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.49%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (1.49%) QlikView
5 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (7.46%) JIRA
2 8 (5.97%) Selenium
2 8 (5.97%) SoapUI
3 7 (5.22%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.73%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.73%) Zephyr
5 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.99%) Subversion
6 3 (2.24%) Artifactory
6 3 (2.24%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.49%) JMeter
7 2 (1.49%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.75%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.75%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.75%) The Grinder
8 1 (0.75%) XMLSpy
General
1 27 (20.15%) Finance
2 9 (6.72%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.48%) Marketing
4 5 (3.73%) Electronics
4 5 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.24%) Legal
6 2 (1.49%) Automotive
6 2 (1.49%) Billing
6 2 (1.49%) Publishing
7 1 (0.75%) French Language
7 1 (0.75%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (28.36%) XML
2 29 (21.64%) Middleware
3 25 (18.66%) XSLT
4 11 (8.21%) SOAP
5 6 (4.48%) REST
5 6 (4.48%) WSDL
5 6 (4.48%) XSD
6 5 (3.73%) JSON
6 5 (3.73%) JSON Schema
6 5 (3.73%) XML Schema
7 4 (2.99%) 802.1X
8 3 (2.24%) .NET
8 3 (2.24%) J2EE
9 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.48%) Client/Server
2 6 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.99%) User Experience
4 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.24%) NHS
4 3 (2.24%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.24%) Replication
5 2 (1.49%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) PACS
6 1 (0.75%) PKI
6 1 (0.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.15%) Windows
2 10 (7.46%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.72%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.48%) Linux
5 5 (3.73%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.24%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.49%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.07%) Scrum
3 31 (23.13%) UML
4 27 (20.15%) Data Integration
4 27 (20.15%) Data Mapping
5 19 (14.18%) Wireframes
6 18 (13.43%) Validation
7 16 (11.94%) Business Analysis
8 15 (11.19%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 15 (11.19%) Data Modelling
8 15 (11.19%) Project Management
9 14 (10.45%) Data Flow Diagram
9 14 (10.45%) TDD
10 13 (9.70%) Requirements Analysis
10 13 (9.70%) Wealth Management
11 12 (8.96%) Change Management
11 12 (8.96%) Data Transformation
11 12 (8.96%) Requirements Management
11 12 (8.96%) User Stories
12 11 (8.21%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.39%) SQL
2 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.49%) C
3 2 (1.49%) Java
4 1 (0.75%) ABAP
4 1 (0.75%) Perl
4 1 (0.75%) Python
4 1 (0.75%) Ruby
4 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.97%) ISEB
3 4 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (2.99%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.24%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) CCA
6 1 (0.75%) CCNA
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.75%) MCP
6 1 (0.75%) MCSE
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PMP
6 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) QA
2 4 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.24%) IFRS
3 3 (2.24%) IFRS 9
3 3 (2.24%) PMO
3 3 (2.24%) SLA
4 2 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.49%) GDPR
5 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (18.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.48%) vSphere
3 5 (3.73%) DFS Replication
3 5 (3.73%) NFS
4 4 (2.99%) Docker
4 4 (2.99%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) SCCM
2 5 (3.73%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (3.73%) vCenter Server
3 4 (2.99%) DameWare
4 1 (0.75%) Ansible
4 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.75%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (21.64%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.67%) Oracle
3 11 (8.21%) SAP
4 10 (7.46%) HP
5 6 (4.48%) Cisco
5 6 (4.48%) McAfee
5 6 (4.48%) VMware
6 5 (3.73%) Citrix
6 5 (3.73%) Clearswift
6 5 (3.73%) Huawei
6 5 (3.73%) Juniper
6 5 (3.73%) NetApp
7 2 (1.49%) Apple
7 2 (1.49%) Avaya
7 2 (1.49%) F5
7 2 (1.49%) Kaspersky
7 2 (1.49%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.75%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.75%) WSO2