Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Analyst was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Software Analyst
England > North of England
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 280 342
Rank change year-on-year -23 +62 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Analyst 8 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.066% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 25
North of England median daily rate £310 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.07% +4.29% +24.44%
10th Percentile £251 £300 £125
90th Percentile £453 £416 £433
England median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North of England median hourly rate - - £12.82
England median hourly rate £13.00 £37.50 £12.82
% change year-on-year -65.33% +192.51% -57.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North of England. 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
North of England
Contract vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 11,666 10,737 14,995
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.39% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,492 6,727 9,674
North of England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £244
90th Percentile £556 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 559 438 559
North of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.40 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +2.47% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.15 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.50 £47.50 £42.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +5.67%

Software Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Analyst in the North of England

Software Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Analyst in the North of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Analyst in the North of England

Software Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Analyst in the North of England over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Analyst in the North of England

Software Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Analyst in the North of England

Software Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Analyst within the North of England region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. 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
Yorkshire -12 7 £283 -22.60% 5
North West -25 1 £450 +50.00% 5
Software Analyst
England

Software Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, Software 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 North of England region featuring Software Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Capita
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) B2B
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) Process Management
4 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Replication
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (12.50%) Kafka

Software Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Kafka
1 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) B2B
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Capita