Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 362 328 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 15.20% 14.53% 13.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.91% 15.04% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 224 229
Leeds median daily rate £365 £357 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.63% -2.46%
10th Percentile £230 £200 £195
90th Percentile £456 £474 £471
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £342
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 18
Leeds median hourly rate £18.32 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.47% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.33 £10.20 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.30 £21.05 £18.68
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.46 £14.12 £12.82
% change year-on-year +9.51% +10.14% +6.83%

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 2,275 2,181 2,475
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 96.59% 95.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,583 1,542 1,635
Leeds median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +5.26%
10th Percentile £304 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 42 48
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +54.72% -11.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.51 £10.07
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £30.23
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £12.50
% change year-on-year +9.15% +13.60% -8.05%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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.

1 113 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (18.23%) Finance
3 60 (16.57%) Microsoft
4 56 (15.47%) SQL
5 53 (14.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (11.88%) Test Scripting
7 41 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (11.05%) E-Commerce
9 38 (10.50%) User Stories
10 37 (10.22%) Business Analysis
11 34 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
12 31 (8.56%) Windows
12 31 (8.56%) SDLC
13 30 (8.29%) Test Automation
14 29 (8.01%) SQL Server
15 28 (7.73%) Data Analysis
15 28 (7.73%) Information Security
16 27 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
16 27 (7.46%) Active Directory
16 27 (7.46%) GDPR
17 24 (6.63%) Retail
17 24 (6.63%) SharePoint
18 23 (6.35%) Security Cleared
19 22 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
20 21 (5.80%) Migration
21 20 (5.52%) JIRA
22 19 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
23 18 (4.97%) Scrum
23 18 (4.97%) Banking

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 24 (6.63%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.59%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.49%) Confluence
3 9 (2.49%) SAS
4 8 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (1.66%) CMS
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.55%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.55%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.28%) Apache
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (3.59%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.66%) SAP Payroll
2 3 (0.83%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.28%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.28%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.49%) Office 365
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.55%) Slack
3 2 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.55%) Trello
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.28%) G Suite
4 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.21%) Firewall
2 7 (1.93%) LAN
3 5 (1.38%) DNS
3 5 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.38%) WAN
4 4 (1.10%) DHCP
4 4 (1.10%) HTTP
5 3 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.55%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (0.55%) Internet
6 2 (0.55%) MPLS
6 2 (0.55%) Network Security
6 2 (0.55%) VoIP
7 1 (0.28%) BGP
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.28%) FTP
7 1 (0.28%) OSPF
7 1 (0.28%) SAN
7 1 (0.28%) SMS
7 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.87%) MS Access
3 8 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.93%) Data Mining
4 7 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.93%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.66%) Big Data
6 5 (1.38%) MySQL
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.28%) DTS
9 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.28%) Power BI
9 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (5.52%) JIRA
2 14 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.04%) Selenium
4 9 (2.49%) JMeter
5 8 (2.21%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.93%) WebDriver
7 6 (1.66%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.38%) Gatling
8 5 (1.38%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.10%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.83%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.83%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.55%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.55%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.28%) NeoLoad
12 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 66 (18.23%) Finance
2 24 (6.63%) Retail
3 18 (4.97%) Banking
4 16 (4.42%) Legal
5 12 (3.31%) Marketing
6 10 (2.76%) Games
7 9 (2.49%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.38%) Law
8 5 (1.38%) Publishing
9 4 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Billing
10 2 (0.55%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.93%) .NET
2 6 (1.66%) Regular Expression
3 4 (1.10%) Web Services
4 3 (0.83%) XML
5 1 (0.28%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.28%) HTML
5 1 (0.28%) jQuery
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.28%) RESTful
5 1 (0.28%) SOAP
5 1 (0.28%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.42%) NHS
3 15 (4.14%) User Experience
4 11 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.49%) Virtual Team
6 8 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.66%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (0.83%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.83%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.55%) Clustering
9 2 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.55%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Social Media
10 1 (0.28%) BYOD
10 1 (0.28%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.56%) Windows
2 13 (3.59%) Linux
3 7 (1.93%) Windows 7
3 7 (1.93%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.38%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.83%) Android
6 3 (0.83%) Unix
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (14.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 43 (11.88%) Test Scripting
4 40 (11.05%) E-Commerce
5 38 (10.50%) User Stories
6 37 (10.22%) Business Analysis
7 34 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 31 (8.56%) SDLC
9 30 (8.29%) Test Automation
10 28 (7.73%) Data Analysis
10 28 (7.73%) Information Security
11 22 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (5.80%) Migration
13 19 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (4.97%) Manual Testing
14 18 (4.97%) Scrum
15 16 (4.42%) Functional Testing
16 15 (4.14%) Data Protection
16 15 (4.14%) Regression Testing
16 15 (4.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 56 (15.47%) SQL
2 14 (3.87%) C#
3 11 (3.04%) Java
4 5 (1.38%) C
4 5 (1.38%) PHP
5 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.55%) Perl
6 1 (0.28%) COBOL
6 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.70%) ISEB
3 16 (4.42%) Degree
4 11 (3.04%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.49%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.21%) IIBA
7 6 (1.66%) CISSP
8 5 (1.38%) CBAP
8 5 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.10%) CCNA
9 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.83%) CEH
10 3 (0.83%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 3 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.83%) MCSE
10 3 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.55%) GIAC
11 2 (0.55%) MCITP
11 2 (0.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.46%) GDPR
2 17 (4.70%) PMO
3 16 (4.42%) Data Quality
4 13 (3.59%) QA
5 8 (2.21%) GxP
6 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.10%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.10%) SLA
7 2 (0.55%) COSO
7 2 (0.55%) ISO 31000
7 2 (0.55%) SNOMED CT
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.38%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.83%) XenApp
4 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.55%) XenServer
5 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (1.93%) SCCM
2 5 (1.38%) Grafana
2 5 (1.38%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.83%) HP SIM
3 3 (0.83%) Nessus
3 3 (0.83%) SCOM
4 2 (0.55%) Control-M
4 2 (0.55%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.55%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.55%) Nmap
4 2 (0.55%) QRadar
4 2 (0.55%) WSUS
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.28%) Oozie
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 60 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.14%) SAP
3 9 (2.49%) Oracle
3 9 (2.49%) VMware
4 8 (2.21%) McAfee
5 7 (1.93%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.66%) Intel
6 6 (1.66%) Netskope
6 6 (1.66%) Splunk
6 6 (1.66%) Tableau
7 5 (1.38%) Citrix
7 5 (1.38%) HP
8 4 (1.10%) Cisco
8 4 (1.10%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.10%) Sony
9 3 (0.83%) Dell
9 3 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.55%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.55%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.55%) Sage