Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 18 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 325 341 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.55% 15.61% 14.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.16% 15.99% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 241 263
Leeds median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £214 £215 £237
90th Percentile £475 £473 £475
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year +2.18% +4.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 16
Leeds median hourly rate £15.43 £16.00 £14.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.59% +10.10% +11.79%
10th Percentile £11.74 £10.59 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.00 £20.53 £20.38
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £13.50 £13.41
% change year-on-year +13.33% +0.67% +11.75%

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 2,295 2,132 2,648
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 97.62% 96.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,595 1,481 1,780
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £269 £281
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 32 46
Leeds median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.03% +18.10% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.51 £9.98
90th Percentile £30.30 £27.30 £31.13
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.43 £13.86 £13.00
% change year-on-year +11.29% +6.62% -4.38%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 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 Leeds region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 112 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (20.62%) Finance
3 55 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 49 (15.08%) Business Analysis
5 41 (12.62%) Microsoft
5 41 (12.62%) Test Scripting
6 34 (10.46%) Windows
7 33 (10.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 33 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (9.85%) SQL
9 31 (9.54%) Test Automation
10 30 (9.23%) User Stories
11 28 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
12 26 (8.00%) E-Commerce
13 25 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
13 25 (7.69%) Information Security
14 24 (7.38%) SDLC
15 23 (7.08%) Active Directory
16 19 (5.85%) Selenium
16 19 (5.85%) Scrum
16 19 (5.85%) C#
17 18 (5.54%) Banking
17 18 (5.54%) Retail
17 18 (5.54%) JIRA
17 18 (5.54%) Performance Testing
17 18 (5.54%) Security Cleared
18 17 (5.23%) Degree
18 17 (5.23%) Change Control
18 17 (5.23%) Data Analysis
18 17 (5.23%) Java

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 16 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.46%) SAS
2 8 (2.46%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (1.85%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.54%) Confluence
5 4 (1.23%) CMS
6 3 (0.92%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.62%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.62%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.31%) Apache
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.31%) Jadu
Applications
1 28 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.69%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) SAP Payroll
2 3 (0.92%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.31%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.31%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.31%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.85%) Office 365
3 3 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.62%) SaaS
4 2 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (0.62%) Slack
4 2 (0.62%) Trello
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.15%) Firewall
1 7 (2.15%) LAN
2 6 (1.85%) HTTP
3 5 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (1.54%) WAN
4 4 (1.23%) SMS
4 4 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.92%) DNS
5 3 (0.92%) Network Security
5 3 (0.92%) SAN
6 2 (0.62%) DHCP
6 2 (0.62%) FTP
6 2 (0.62%) Internet
7 1 (0.31%) BGP
7 1 (0.31%) MPLS
7 1 (0.31%) OSPF
7 1 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.77%) MS Access
3 8 (2.46%) Big Data
3 8 (2.46%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.54%) Data Mining
5 5 (1.54%) MySQL
6 3 (0.92%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.62%) Power BI
7 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.31%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.85%) Selenium
2 18 (5.54%) JIRA
3 11 (3.38%) JMeter
4 10 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.77%) SpecFlow
6 8 (2.46%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.46%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.54%) Gatling
8 4 (1.23%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.23%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.23%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.23%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.92%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.62%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.31%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.31%) Mocha
11 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.31%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 67 (20.62%) Finance
2 18 (5.54%) Banking
2 18 (5.54%) Retail
3 14 (4.31%) Legal
4 11 (3.38%) Retail Banking
5 7 (2.15%) Marketing
6 5 (1.54%) Games
6 5 (1.54%) Law
6 5 (1.54%) Publishing
7 4 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.62%) Back Office
8 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.15%) Web Services
2 5 (1.54%) .NET
3 3 (0.92%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.62%) SOAP
5 1 (0.31%) Chai
5 1 (0.31%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.31%) HTML
5 1 (0.31%) JSON
5 1 (0.31%) Kafka
5 1 (0.31%) Middleware
5 1 (0.31%) ODBC
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.31%) RESTful
5 1 (0.31%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.38%) Virtual Team
3 10 (3.08%) User Experience
4 9 (2.77%) NHS
5 8 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.23%) Clustering
8 3 (0.92%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (0.92%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.62%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.31%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.46%) Windows
2 12 (3.69%) Linux
3 9 (2.77%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.85%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.23%) Unix
6 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.92%) Android
8 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 49 (15.08%) Business Analysis
4 41 (12.62%) Test Scripting
5 33 (10.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 31 (9.54%) Test Automation
7 30 (9.23%) User Stories
8 26 (8.00%) E-Commerce
9 25 (7.69%) Information Security
10 24 (7.38%) SDLC
11 19 (5.85%) Scrum
12 18 (5.54%) Performance Testing
13 17 (5.23%) Change Control
13 17 (5.23%) Data Analysis
14 16 (4.92%) Manual Testing
14 16 (4.92%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (4.31%) Analytics
15 14 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (4.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 13 (4.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.85%) SQL
2 19 (5.85%) C#
3 17 (5.23%) Java
4 5 (1.54%) PHP
5 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.62%) COBOL
5 2 (0.62%) Perl
5 2 (0.62%) Ruby
5 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.31%) C
6 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.31%) Python
6 1 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (5.54%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.23%) Degree
3 14 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.69%) ISEB
5 8 (2.46%) CISSP
6 7 (2.15%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.85%) IIBA
8 5 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.23%) CCNA
9 4 (1.23%) CEH
9 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.92%) GIAC
10 3 (0.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 3 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.92%) MCSE
10 3 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.62%) CBAP
11 2 (0.62%) GCED
11 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.23%) GDPR
2 15 (4.62%) PMO
3 10 (3.08%) QA
4 8 (2.46%) GxP
4 8 (2.46%) SLA
5 5 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 23 (7.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.62%) vSphere
5 2 (0.62%) XenApp
5 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.62%) XenServer
6 1 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.85%) SCCM
2 5 (1.54%) Grafana
2 5 (1.54%) Nessus
2 5 (1.54%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.92%) CSIRT
3 3 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.92%) HP SIM
3 3 (0.92%) Nmap
3 3 (0.92%) QRadar
3 3 (0.92%) SCOM
4 2 (0.62%) Control-M
4 2 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.62%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.62%) WSUS
5 1 (0.31%) Oozie
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.69%) SAP
3 9 (2.77%) VMware
4 7 (2.15%) ServiceNow
4 7 (2.15%) Splunk
5 6 (1.85%) Tableau
6 5 (1.54%) Citrix
6 5 (1.54%) HP
6 5 (1.54%) McAfee
6 5 (1.54%) Oracle
7 4 (1.23%) SolarWinds
7 4 (1.23%) Sony
8 3 (0.92%) Dell
8 3 (0.92%) Intel
8 3 (0.92%) Netskope
9 2 (0.62%) Cadence
9 2 (0.62%) IBM
9 2 (0.62%) JDA
9 2 (0.62%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com