Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 244 238 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.45% 17.17% 16.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.61% 17.76% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 142 150
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.26% +1.79%
10th Percentile £200 £151 £206
90th Percentile £525 £475 £550
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 40
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.03 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.74% -17.07% +16.00%
10th Percentile £11.20 £8.95 £12.20
90th Percentile £25.50 £14.23 £23.30
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 Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1469 1340 1517
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.03% 96.68% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 770 769
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £207 £190
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £410 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +5.81% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 82 157
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.17 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.45% -14.29% +15.55%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.68 £53.63 £41.50
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 Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Hertfordshire

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Hertfordshire

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Hertfordshire

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Hertfordshire

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Hertfordshire

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Hertfordshire 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
Watford +1 71 £390 -2.50% 7
Welwyn Garden City +3 27 £419 +2.76%
Hatfield 0 21 £375 +50.00% 7
Stevenage -2 20 £350 +55.56%
Rickmansworth 0 18 £388 +21.09% 2
Hertford 0 4 - -
Hemel Hempstead -5 4 £380 +32.17% 3
Letchworth -4 3 £250 -9.09%
Waltham Cross - 2 £330 -
Welwyn +3 1 - -
Hoddesdon 0 1 - - 1
Royston -2 1 £270 -16.92% 1
Hitchin - 1 £440 - 1
Berkhamsted - 1 £425 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - -
Tring - 1 £250 -
Analyst
East of England

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

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 Hertfordshire region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 47 (19.26%) Finance
2 40 (16.39%) Retail
3 35 (14.34%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (14.34%) Business Analysis
4 29 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (11.48%) SQL
5 28 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
6 27 (11.07%) Windows
7 25 (10.25%) Microsoft
7 25 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (9.02%) Oracle
11 20 (8.20%) Project Management
12 18 (7.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (7.38%) ITIL
12 18 (7.38%) Firewall
13 17 (6.97%) Migration
14 16 (6.56%) Cisco
14 16 (6.56%) JIRA
15 15 (6.15%) User Stories
15 15 (6.15%) E-Commerce
15 15 (6.15%) SAP
15 15 (6.15%) Information Security
15 15 (6.15%) Change Management
16 14 (5.74%) ISEB
16 14 (5.74%) Degree
16 14 (5.74%) Time Management
17 13 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 13 (5.33%) ERP

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 12 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.87%) Confluence
3 6 (2.46%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.82%) CMS
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.41%) IIS
6 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (14.34%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.64%) Sonata
4 3 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (1.23%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.82%) iTrent
5 2 (0.82%) Lorenzo
5 2 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.82%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.82%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.82%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.82%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.41%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.41%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.41%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.46%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (1.23%) Force.com
3 2 (0.82%) Office 365
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) G Suite
4 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.38%) Firewall
2 12 (4.92%) Internet
3 9 (3.69%) Wireless
4 8 (3.28%) LAN
4 8 (3.28%) WAN
5 7 (2.87%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (2.87%) Cisco ISE
5 7 (2.87%) Cisco Wireless
5 7 (2.87%) TACACS
6 6 (2.46%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.05%) Network Security
7 5 (2.05%) WebEx
8 3 (1.23%) SSL
9 2 (0.82%) ICMP
9 2 (0.82%) VoIP
9 2 (0.82%) VPN
10 1 (0.41%) ATM
10 1 (0.41%) DHCP
10 1 (0.41%) DNS
10 1 (0.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.87%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.64%) Big Data
4 4 (1.64%) Power BI
4 4 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.23%) Data Lake
5 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.23%) MS Access
5 3 (1.23%) OLAP
5 3 (1.23%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 16 (6.56%) JIRA
2 4 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.23%) IDA Disassembler
3 3 (1.23%) Metasploit
3 3 (1.23%) OllyDbg
4 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.41%) NUnit
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (19.26%) Finance
2 40 (16.39%) Retail
3 18 (7.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (3.28%) Law
5 6 (2.46%) Games
5 6 (2.46%) German Language
6 5 (2.05%) French Language
7 3 (1.23%) Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Back Office
8 2 (0.82%) Legal
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Front Office
9 1 (0.41%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.51%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (2.46%) .NET
3 2 (0.82%) CSS
3 2 (0.82%) HTML
3 2 (0.82%) PRADO
3 2 (0.82%) Web Services
3 2 (0.82%) XML
4 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.41%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.41%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.41%) ISPF
4 1 (0.41%) Java SE
4 1 (0.41%) jQuery
4 1 (0.41%) JSON
4 1 (0.41%) Mason
4 1 (0.41%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.92%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.87%) AS400
3 7 (2.87%) NHS
4 5 (2.05%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.05%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.64%) EPoS
5 4 (1.64%) User Experience
6 3 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.82%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.82%) FMCG
7 2 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.82%) Life Science
7 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.41%) iPhone
8 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.07%) Windows
2 10 (4.10%) Windows 7
3 9 (3.69%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.87%) Linux
5 3 (1.23%) VMS
6 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.34%) Business Analysis
2 29 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (8.20%) Project Management
6 18 (7.38%) ITIL
7 17 (6.97%) Migration
8 15 (6.15%) Change Management
8 15 (6.15%) E-Commerce
8 15 (6.15%) Information Security
8 15 (6.15%) User Stories
9 14 (5.74%) Time Management
10 13 (5.33%) Data Analysis
10 13 (5.33%) ERP
11 12 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (4.92%) Incident Management
11 12 (4.92%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (4.92%) Test Scripting
11 12 (4.92%) Workflow
12 11 (4.51%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.48%) SQL
2 12 (4.92%) Python
3 5 (2.05%) C#
4 4 (1.64%) C
5 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.23%) Perl
5 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.23%) R
5 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.23%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.23%) VBA
6 2 (0.82%) Java
6 2 (0.82%) JCL
7 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.41%) REXX
7 1 (0.41%) RPG
Qualifications
1 14 (5.74%) Degree
1 14 (5.74%) ISEB
2 13 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (3.69%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.87%) CCIE
5 7 (2.87%) CCNP
5 7 (2.87%) CCSA
5 7 (2.87%) CCSE
6 4 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.64%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.82%) ACCA
7 2 (0.82%) CCNA
7 2 (0.82%) CIMA
7 2 (0.82%) GCIA
7 2 (0.82%) GCIH
7 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.41%) CISSP
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.33%) SLA
2 7 (2.87%) PMO
3 6 (2.46%) GDPR
4 5 (2.05%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.05%) QA
5 2 (0.82%) PSD2
6 1 (0.41%) COBIT
6 1 (0.41%) GAAP
6 1 (0.41%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (2.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.23%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.82%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (2.87%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.05%) SCCM
3 3 (1.23%) EnCase
4 2 (0.82%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.82%) zSecure
5 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.41%) OpenView
5 1 (0.41%) OVSD
5 1 (0.41%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 25 (10.25%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.02%) Oracle
3 16 (6.56%) Cisco
4 15 (6.15%) SAP
5 8 (3.28%) Citrix
6 7 (2.87%) Blue Coat
6 7 (2.87%) CheckPoint
6 7 (2.87%) F5
6 7 (2.87%) Juniper
6 7 (2.87%) Nokia
6 7 (2.87%) VMware
7 6 (2.46%) Google
7 6 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.05%) HP
9 4 (1.64%) Avaloq
9 4 (1.64%) Computacenter
9 4 (1.64%) FNZ
10 3 (1.23%) Adobe
10 3 (1.23%) Apple
11 2 (0.82%) PeopleSoft