Period
to 23 May 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 130 132 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.35% 19.13% 22.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.78% 20.00% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 86 127
Essex median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £154 £202 £237
90th Percentile £456 £550 £503
East of England median daily rate £400 £373 £375
% change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 23
Essex median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -41.67% +100.00%
10th Percentile £13.54 £15.28 £14.75
90th Percentile £28.50 £40.50 £45.20
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50% -3.03%

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 824 660 762
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.28% 95.65% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 412 513
Essex median daily rate £450 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +13.10% +12.75%
10th Percentile £266 £251 £250
90th Percentile £575 £625 £572
East of England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 57
Essex median hourly rate £20.00 £31.77 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.04% -9.24% +84.21%
10th Percentile £10.58 £14.06 £14.80
90th Percentile £46.10 £72.75 £47.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £19.90
% change year-on-year -3.03% -17.09% -7.44%

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 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 -16 35 £405 -10.00% 1
Colchester +2 16 £475 +31.03% 3
Chelmsford +1 10 £263 -25.00% 1
Basildon +6 8 £138 -69.42% 2
Harlow -2 6 £425 -10.53% 2
Brentwood -3 2 £500 +14.29% 3
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 - -
Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 50 (38.46%) Oracle
2 40 (30.77%) SQL
3 33 (25.38%) Windows
4 29 (22.31%) Microsoft
4 29 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (21.54%) ETL
6 24 (18.46%) Microsoft Office
7 21 (16.15%) Test Scripting
8 20 (15.38%) ISTQB
8 20 (15.38%) Finance
8 20 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (14.62%) JIRA
9 19 (14.62%) Pentaho
9 19 (14.62%) Confluence
10 18 (13.85%) QA
10 18 (13.85%) Degree
10 18 (13.85%) Data Modelling
10 18 (13.85%) MySQL
11 17 (13.08%) Waterfall
12 16 (12.31%) Test Automation
12 16 (12.31%) Security Cleared
12 16 (12.31%) Scrum
12 16 (12.31%) Unix
12 16 (12.31%) Microsoft Excel
12 16 (12.31%) ISEB
13 15 (11.54%) XML
13 15 (11.54%) Coaching
13 15 (11.54%) Windows 10
14 14 (10.77%) SDLC

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 19 (14.62%) Confluence
2 7 (5.38%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (18.46%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (12.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.77%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.77%) Line 500
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.77%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) Office 365
2 7 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.31%) iTunes
5 1 (0.77%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.15%) VPN
2 5 (3.85%) Internet
3 4 (3.08%) BGP
3 4 (3.08%) Firewall
3 4 (3.08%) HSRP
3 4 (3.08%) IPsec
3 4 (3.08%) NX-OS
3 4 (3.08%) OSPF
3 4 (3.08%) SSL
3 4 (3.08%) VRRP
4 3 (2.31%) SNMP
4 3 (2.31%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.77%) DHCP
5 1 (0.77%) DNS
5 1 (0.77%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.77%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.77%) LAN
5 1 (0.77%) SAN
5 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (14.62%) Pentaho
3 18 (13.85%) MySQL
4 14 (10.77%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (7.69%) Ingres
6 9 (6.92%) Hadoop
7 7 (5.38%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (3.08%) Data Mart
9 4 (3.08%) Data Mining
9 4 (3.08%) MongoDB
9 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (3.08%) PowerCenter
9 4 (3.08%) RDBMS
9 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.31%) Big Data
10 3 (2.31%) BODI
11 2 (1.54%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 19 (14.62%) JIRA
2 13 (10.00%) Selenium
3 12 (9.23%) SoapUI
4 7 (5.38%) Cucumber
4 7 (5.38%) JMeter
4 7 (5.38%) Toad
5 5 (3.85%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.08%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.08%) Mercurial
6 4 (3.08%) Subversion
7 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.54%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.77%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.77%) MSTest
9 1 (0.77%) NUnit
9 1 (0.77%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.77%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.77%) WatiN
General
1 20 (15.38%) Finance
2 8 (6.15%) Banking
3 4 (3.08%) Law
3 4 (3.08%) Publishing
4 2 (1.54%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.54%) XML
2 4 (3.08%) JDBC
2 4 (3.08%) JSON
2 4 (3.08%) Kafka
3 3 (2.31%) .NET
3 3 (2.31%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.54%) Middleware
4 2 (1.54%) SOAP
4 2 (1.54%) Spring
4 2 (1.54%) Web Services
5 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.77%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.77%) J2EE
5 1 (0.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Data Structures
1 9 (6.92%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.31%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.54%) NHS
7 1 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.77%) iSeries
7 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.77%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.38%) Windows
2 16 (12.31%) Unix
3 15 (11.54%) Windows 10
4 10 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.31%) Linux
5 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.77%) Android
7 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.77%) VME
7 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.54%) ETL
3 21 (16.15%) Test Scripting
4 20 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (13.85%) Data Modelling
6 17 (13.08%) Waterfall
7 16 (12.31%) Scrum
7 16 (12.31%) Test Automation
8 15 (11.54%) Coaching
9 14 (10.77%) SDLC
10 13 (10.00%) Data Engineering
10 13 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 13 (10.00%) User Stories
11 12 (9.23%) Acceptance Criteria
12 11 (8.46%) Project Management
12 11 (8.46%) TDD
13 10 (7.69%) Business Analysis
13 10 (7.69%) Data Analysis
13 10 (7.69%) ITIL
13 10 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (30.77%) SQL
2 13 (10.00%) Java
3 4 (3.08%) C
4 3 (2.31%) Java 8
5 2 (1.54%) Perl
6 1 (0.77%) C#
6 1 (0.77%) COBOL
6 1 (0.77%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.77%) Python
6 1 (0.77%) R
6 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 18 (13.85%) Degree
3 16 (12.31%) ISEB
3 16 (12.31%) Security Cleared
4 13 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (3.08%) CCNP
8 2 (1.54%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.54%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.77%) CCNA
9 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.77%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.85%) QA
2 10 (7.69%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.31%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.08%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.54%) Firmware
4 1 (0.77%) Docker
4 1 (0.77%) NFS
4 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) SCCM
2 3 (2.31%) Ansible
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (2.31%) Terraform
3 1 (0.77%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 50 (38.46%) Oracle
2 29 (22.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.46%) SAP
4 7 (5.38%) Cisco
5 4 (3.08%) Informatica
6 3 (2.31%) Apple
6 3 (2.31%) Citrix
6 3 (2.31%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.31%) Ivanti
6 3 (2.31%) Juniper
6 3 (2.31%) webMethods
7 2 (1.54%) HP
7 2 (1.54%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.77%) Aruba
8 1 (0.77%) ICL
8 1 (0.77%) McAfee
8 1 (0.77%) Meraki
8 1 (0.77%) NetApp
8 1 (0.77%) Sage
8 1 (0.77%) VMware