Period
to 19 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 19 April 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 19 9
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 68 47 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.01% 10.13% 11.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.35% 10.38% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 16
Northern Ireland median daily rate £313 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.91% - +86.44%
10th Percentile £94 £120 £113
90th Percentile £610 £380 £444
UK median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.09% - -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 443 453 184
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.79% 97.63% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 344 79
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.88% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £262 £255 £104
90th Percentile £538 £563 £480
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 5
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £12.34 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.45% -8.59% +3.85%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.50 £12.95
90th Percentile £21.85 £18.18 £29.80
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -1.33% -3.85% +15.73%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Northern Ireland

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Northern Ireland

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Northern Ireland

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Northern Ireland

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 19 April 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
County Antrim +7 66 £313 +16.60% 10
County Londonderry - 1 £638 - 1
Analyst
UK

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 27 (39.71%) Finance
2 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
3 19 (27.94%) Banking
4 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
5 17 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (23.53%) SQL
6 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
7 12 (17.65%) Project Management
7 12 (17.65%) Business Analysis
7 12 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (14.71%) Degree
9 10 (14.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 10 (14.71%) DNS
9 10 (14.71%) ITIL
10 9 (13.24%) Unix
10 9 (13.24%) Windows
10 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
11 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
12 7 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (8.82%) Mimecast
13 6 (8.82%) SDLC
13 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
13 6 (8.82%) Problem Management
13 6 (8.82%) Use Case
13 6 (8.82%) Skype for Business
13 6 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (8.82%) Symantec
13 6 (8.82%) CRM

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.82%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.94%) CICS
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (14.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (8.82%) MS Visio
5 3 (4.41%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.71%) DNS
2 6 (8.82%) DHCP
3 4 (5.88%) SMTP
4 1 (1.47%) Firewall
4 1 (1.47%) LAN
4 1 (1.47%) SNMP
4 1 (1.47%) VoIP
4 1 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) DB2
1 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
1 3 (4.41%) Power BI
2 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (1.47%) Hudson
2 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (39.71%) Finance
2 19 (27.94%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Front Office
3 5 (7.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
5 1 (1.47%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
1 3 (4.41%) REST
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.35%) Derivative
3 5 (7.35%) Equities
4 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.41%) Fixed Income
5 3 (4.41%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (4.41%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.94%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.94%) VSAM
7 1 (1.47%) iPad
7 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.47%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.47%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.47%) PDA
7 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Unix
1 9 (13.24%) Windows
2 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Solaris
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (17.65%) Business Analysis
2 12 (17.65%) Project Management
3 10 (14.71%) ITIL
4 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (8.82%) CRM
6 6 (8.82%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (8.82%) SDLC
6 6 (8.82%) UML
6 6 (8.82%) Use Case
7 5 (7.35%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.88%) Data Analysis
8 4 (5.88%) Decision-Making
8 4 (5.88%) Manual Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (5.88%) Validation
9 3 (4.41%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) Perl
3 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.41%) JCL
4 1 (1.47%) C#
4 1 (1.47%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.47%) Ruby
4 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.47%) HND
3 1 (1.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (4.41%) PMO
3 1 (1.47%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.47%) MiFID
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.41%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (2.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.94%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (2.94%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) Oracle
2 6 (8.82%) Symantec
3 4 (5.88%) Forcepoint
3 4 (5.88%) MobileIron
4 3 (4.41%) IBM
4 3 (4.41%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.94%) Clearswift
6 1 (1.47%) Adobe
6 1 (1.47%) Avaya
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
6 1 (1.47%) CommVault
6 1 (1.47%) Compuware
6 1 (1.47%) Meridio
6 1 (1.47%) SAP
6 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.47%) VMware