Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 342 342 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.82% 16.04% 13.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.42% 16.36% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 242 259
Leeds median daily rate £368 £372 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.21% +6.29% -
10th Percentile £213 £232 £250
90th Percentile £475 £462 £488
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year - +5.63% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 12
Leeds median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +36.36% -15.38%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.55 £10.20
90th Percentile £26.60 £31.73 £16.78
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £12.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year +27.50% +9.09% -11.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2,372 2,091 2,865
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 98.08% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,642 1,441 2,003
Leeds median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £290
90th Percentile £550 £545 £569
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.53% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 24 52
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £12.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +33.62% -5.04%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.95 £9.50
90th Percentile £39.40 £40.55 £23.38
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £13.93 £12.38
% change year-on-year +11.27% +12.57% -9.89%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Leeds

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Leeds

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Leeds over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Leeds

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Leeds

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Leeds over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Leeds region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 153 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (21.93%) Finance
3 70 (20.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 55 (16.08%) Business Analysis
5 43 (12.57%) Test Scripting
6 41 (11.99%) Scrum
7 39 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
8 37 (10.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 36 (10.53%) Test Automation
9 36 (10.53%) SQL
10 35 (10.23%) Microsoft
11 32 (9.36%) User Stories
12 31 (9.06%) SDLC
12 31 (9.06%) Windows
13 29 (8.48%) E-Commerce
14 27 (7.89%) Java
14 27 (7.89%) Selenium
15 26 (7.60%) C#
15 26 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
16 25 (7.31%) Security Cleared
17 23 (6.73%) Microsoft Excel
18 22 (6.43%) Active Directory
19 21 (6.14%) Information Security
19 21 (6.14%) JIRA
20 20 (5.85%) Performance Testing
20 20 (5.85%) Migration
20 20 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
21 19 (5.56%) PMO
21 19 (5.56%) SC Cleared
22 18 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 18 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.34%) Confluence
2 8 (2.34%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.34%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (1.46%) SAS
4 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.58%) CMS
5 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.29%) Jadu
Applications
1 26 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (6.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (4.97%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (0.58%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.29%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.05%) SaaS
3 5 (1.46%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (1.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.88%) Office 365
6 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.58%) IaaS
6 2 (0.58%) PaaS
6 2 (0.58%) Slack
6 2 (0.58%) Trello
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.29%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.34%) Firewall
2 6 (1.75%) HTTP
3 5 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (1.46%) LAN
4 4 (1.17%) SMS
5 3 (0.88%) DNS
5 3 (0.88%) Network Security
5 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.88%) WAN
6 2 (0.58%) DHCP
6 2 (0.58%) FTP
6 2 (0.58%) Internet
6 2 (0.58%) SAN
7 1 (0.29%) BGP
7 1 (0.29%) MPLS
7 1 (0.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (3.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.63%) Big Data
2 9 (2.63%) MS Access
3 7 (2.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.17%) MySQL
5 3 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.88%) Power BI
6 2 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.58%) OLAP
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.29%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.29%) DB2
7 1 (0.29%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (7.89%) Selenium
2 21 (6.14%) JIRA
3 13 (3.80%) SpecFlow
4 12 (3.51%) JMeter
4 12 (3.51%) SoapUI
5 10 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.34%) Git (software)
7 7 (2.05%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.05%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.05%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.46%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.17%) Appium
9 4 (1.17%) Gatling
10 3 (0.88%) Android Studio
10 3 (0.88%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.88%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.88%) JUnit
10 3 (0.88%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.88%) TestComplete
10 3 (0.88%) Xcode
General
1 75 (21.93%) Finance
2 16 (4.68%) Retail
3 15 (4.39%) Legal
4 10 (2.92%) Banking
5 9 (2.63%) Marketing
6 5 (1.46%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.58%) Back Office
8 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.22%) Web Services
2 8 (2.34%) .NET
3 7 (2.05%) SOAP
4 4 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.88%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.58%) JSON
6 2 (0.58%) Middleware
6 2 (0.58%) XML
7 1 (0.29%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.29%) Chai
7 1 (0.29%) Kafka
7 1 (0.29%) ODBC
7 1 (0.29%) RESTful
7 1 (0.29%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.51%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.51%) NHS
3 11 (3.22%) Virtual Team
4 8 (2.34%) User Experience
5 5 (1.46%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.17%) Clustering
7 3 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.58%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.58%) PKI
9 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.29%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.29%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.06%) Windows
2 9 (2.63%) Linux
3 8 (2.34%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.34%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.75%) Android
4 6 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.46%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.58%) Unix
8 1 (0.29%) AIX
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (20.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 55 (16.08%) Business Analysis
4 43 (12.57%) Test Scripting
5 41 (11.99%) Scrum
6 37 (10.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 36 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 32 (9.36%) User Stories
9 31 (9.06%) SDLC
10 29 (8.48%) E-Commerce
11 21 (6.14%) Information Security
12 20 (5.85%) Migration
12 20 (5.85%) Performance Testing
12 20 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (5.26%) Change Control
13 18 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (4.68%) API Testing
15 15 (4.39%) Manual Testing
15 15 (4.39%) Time Management
15 15 (4.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.53%) SQL
2 27 (7.89%) Java
3 26 (7.60%) C#
4 6 (1.75%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.17%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.17%) PHP
6 2 (0.58%) COBOL
6 2 (0.58%) Ruby
6 2 (0.58%) VBScript
7 1 (0.29%) Python
7 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.39%) ISEB
4 12 (3.51%) Degree
5 11 (3.22%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.34%) CISSP
7 6 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.46%) CCNA
8 5 (1.46%) IIBA
9 4 (1.17%) CEH
9 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.88%) GIAC
10 3 (0.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 3 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.88%) MCSE
11 2 (0.58%) CCA
11 2 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.58%) GCIA
11 2 (0.58%) GSEC
11 2 (0.58%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.56%) PMO
2 18 (5.26%) GDPR
3 8 (2.34%) GxP
3 8 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.34%) QA
4 7 (2.05%) SLA
5 6 (1.75%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.75%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.29%) COBIT
7 1 (0.29%) PSD2
System Software
1 22 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.58%) vSphere
4 2 (0.58%) XenApp
4 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.58%) XenServer
5 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.46%) Grafana
1 5 (1.46%) Nessus
1 5 (1.46%) SCCM
2 4 (1.17%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.88%) CSIRT
3 3 (0.88%) HP SIM
3 3 (0.88%) Nmap
3 3 (0.88%) QRadar
3 3 (0.88%) SCOM
4 2 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.58%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.58%) WSUS
5 1 (0.29%) Nagios
5 1 (0.29%) OpenView
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.29%) vMotion
Vendors
1 35 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.92%) VMware
3 8 (2.34%) ServiceNow
3 8 (2.34%) Splunk
4 7 (2.05%) HP
4 7 (2.05%) SAP
5 5 (1.46%) Capita
5 5 (1.46%) Citrix
6 4 (1.17%) Cadence
6 4 (1.17%) Oracle
6 4 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.88%) Dell
7 3 (0.88%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.58%) Cisco
8 2 (0.58%) JDA
8 2 (0.58%) McAfee
8 2 (0.58%) Qualys
8 2 (0.58%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe
9 1 (0.29%) NetApp