Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 12 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 175 139 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.59% 16.89% 33.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.59% 17.40% 34.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 94 153
Essex median daily rate £373 £425 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.35% +63.46% -25.71%
10th Percentile £128 £300 £188
90th Percentile £523 £575 £488
East of England median daily rate £370 £390 £350
% change year-on-year -5.13% +11.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 107
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £15.75 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £23.00 £40.00 £36.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.17 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.48% -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 995 799 830
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.31% 97.08% 97.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 524 468
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £213
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 75 171
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.23% +20.37% -13.60%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.56 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.63 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £20.32
% change year-on-year -3.19% -11.42% -4.38%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -10 33 £425 +2.41% 2
Chelmsford +15 17 £150 -66.48% 6
Harlow -1 16 £325 +13.04% 1
Colchester +1 15 £150 -68.42% 3
Brentwood +20 12 £118 -59.48% 3
Witham -3 9 £298 -8.46%
Basildon 0 5 £295 -37.07%
Epping - 2 - -
Saffron Walden +1 1 - - 3
Maldon - 1 - -
Benfleet - 1 £150 -
Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 54 (30.86%) Windows
2 43 (24.57%) Microsoft
3 42 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
4 33 (18.86%) Finance
5 32 (18.29%) ITIL
5 32 (18.29%) Active Directory
6 30 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (14.86%) Incident Management
8 25 (14.29%) Oracle
9 24 (13.71%) SQL
10 23 (13.14%) User Stories
11 21 (12.00%) Test Automation
11 21 (12.00%) XML
11 21 (12.00%) ITSM
12 19 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (10.86%) Java
12 19 (10.86%) ISEB
12 19 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (10.29%) SoapUI
13 18 (10.29%) Unix
14 16 (9.14%) Scrum
14 16 (9.14%) Service Management
14 16 (9.14%) ISTQB
14 16 (9.14%) Test Scripting
15 15 (8.57%) SOAP
15 15 (8.57%) Confluence
16 14 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (8.00%) SAP
16 14 (8.00%) Risk Management
16 14 (8.00%) Data Analysis

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 15 (8.57%) Confluence
2 12 (6.86%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.57%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.71%) Apache
5 2 (1.14%) CMS
5 2 (1.14%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.14%) SAS
6 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.57%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) assyst
1 1 (0.57%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (0.57%) Lorenzo
1 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.57%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.86%) Office 365
2 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.57%) IaaS
4 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.86%) VoIP
2 4 (2.29%) SAN
3 3 (1.71%) Internet
3 3 (1.71%) Network Security
4 2 (1.14%) Firewall
5 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.57%) MySQL
2 7 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.43%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.86%) Ingres
4 5 (2.86%) Pentaho
5 4 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.71%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.14%) Impala
7 2 (1.14%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.57%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (10.29%) SoapUI
2 13 (7.43%) JIRA
3 11 (6.29%) Selenium
4 10 (5.71%) Zephyr
5 7 (4.00%) JMeter
5 7 (4.00%) Toad
6 4 (2.29%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.71%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.14%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.57%) MSTest
9 1 (0.57%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 33 (18.86%) Finance
2 6 (3.43%) Manufacturing
2 6 (3.43%) Marketing
3 5 (2.86%) Electronics
3 5 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.29%) Retail
5 2 (1.14%) Law
6 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.00%) XML
2 15 (8.57%) SOAP
3 10 (5.71%) Web Services
4 6 (3.43%) RESTful
5 5 (2.86%) REST
6 3 (1.71%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.71%) Middleware
6 3 (1.71%) XML Schema
7 2 (1.14%) EDI
7 2 (1.14%) JSON
7 2 (1.14%) JSON Schema
8 1 (0.57%) J2EE
8 1 (0.57%) JDBC
8 1 (0.57%) Kafka
8 1 (0.57%) XSD
8 1 (0.57%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.57%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.43%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.29%) Equities
5 4 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.71%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.71%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.71%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.71%) NHS
6 3 (1.71%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.71%) User Experience
7 2 (1.14%) e-Health
7 2 (1.14%) Life Science
7 2 (1.14%) LIMS
7 2 (1.14%) PACS
7 2 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (30.86%) Windows
2 18 (10.29%) Unix
3 12 (6.86%) Windows 7
4 9 (5.14%) Windows 10
5 8 (4.57%) Windows 8
6 5 (2.86%) Linux
7 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.29%) ITIL
2 30 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (14.86%) Incident Management
4 23 (13.14%) User Stories
5 21 (12.00%) ITSM
5 21 (12.00%) Test Automation
6 19 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (9.14%) Scrum
7 16 (9.14%) Service Management
7 16 (9.14%) Test Scripting
8 14 (8.00%) Data Analysis
8 14 (8.00%) Risk Management
9 13 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (7.43%) TDD
10 12 (6.86%) Business Continuity
10 12 (6.86%) Waterfall
11 11 (6.29%) Kanban
11 11 (6.29%) Migration
11 11 (6.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.71%) SQL
2 19 (10.86%) Java
3 7 (4.00%) C
4 3 (1.71%) Groovy
4 3 (1.71%) Perl
4 3 (1.71%) Scala
5 2 (1.14%) JCL
6 1 (0.57%) C#
6 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (10.86%) ISEB
2 16 (9.14%) ISTQB
3 13 (7.43%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.57%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.86%) MCSA
7 5 (2.86%) MCSE
8 4 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.71%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.57%) CISSP
11 1 (0.57%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.86%) QA
2 11 (6.29%) SLA
3 7 (4.00%) PMO
4 5 (2.86%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.86%) GDPR
5 4 (2.29%) HL7
6 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (18.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Control-M
1 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.57%) Nexpose
1 1 (0.57%) QRadar
1 1 (0.57%) SCCM
1 1 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 43 (24.57%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.29%) Oracle
3 14 (8.00%) SAP
4 12 (6.86%) Citrix
5 10 (5.71%) webMethods
6 3 (1.71%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.71%) WSO2
7 2 (1.14%) Cisco
7 2 (1.14%) IBM
7 2 (1.14%) Informatica
7 2 (1.14%) Lotus
7 2 (1.14%) Remedy
7 2 (1.14%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.57%) Ariba
8 1 (0.57%) BMC
8 1 (0.57%) Cerner
8 1 (0.57%) Dell
8 1 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.57%) Symantec