Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 23 10
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 63 55 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 17.75% 10.87% 12.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.27% 11.34% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 39 34
Northern Ireland median daily rate £338 £298 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.45% +13.88% -10.68%
10th Percentile £208 £132 £92
90th Percentile £428 £466 £380
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 6
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £18.11 £13.75 £13.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.71% +0.92% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £65.10 £19.25 £14.75
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.61% +3.33% -

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 327 485 343
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.11% 95.85% 97.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 346 226
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £420 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +15.86% +11.54%
10th Percentile £305 £265 £213
90th Percentile £499 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 12 31
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £12.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +17.50% -19.08%
10th Percentile £9.23 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.63 £18.73 £18.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%

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 23 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 January 2019. 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 +15 61 £338 +16.88% 5
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 41 (65.08%) Finance
2 20 (31.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (30.16%) Analytics
4 18 (28.57%) SAS
5 15 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 14 (22.22%) SQL
6 14 (22.22%) Oracle
7 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (19.05%) Python
7 12 (19.05%) Data Analysis
8 10 (15.87%) Risk Management
8 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (15.87%) Process Improvement
8 10 (15.87%) IFRS
9 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 9 (14.29%) SPSS
9 9 (14.29%) Change Management
10 8 (12.70%) Hyperion
10 8 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
10 8 (12.70%) Banking
10 8 (12.70%) QlikView
10 8 (12.70%) Base SAS
10 8 (12.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 8 (12.70%) Visual Analytics
10 8 (12.70%) Cloudera
10 8 (12.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 8 (12.70%) IFS
10 8 (12.70%) SAS Visual Analytics

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 18 (28.57%) SAS
2 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) Confluence
3 1 (1.59%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (31.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (14.29%) SPSS
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.59%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (1.59%) Firewall
1 1 (1.59%) LAN
1 1 (1.59%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) Base SAS
1 8 (12.70%) QlikView
1 8 (12.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 8 (12.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 8 (12.70%) SAS Visual Analytics
2 7 (11.11%) Power BI
3 6 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (9.52%) Data Mining
4 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) JIRA
2 3 (4.76%) Selenium
3 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.59%) PeopleTools
4 1 (1.59%) ProC
4 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.59%) TestComplete
General
1 41 (65.08%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
3 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Front Office
4 3 (4.76%) Law
5 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.17%) Publishing
6 1 (1.59%) Back Office
6 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.59%) Legal
6 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) XML
2 3 (4.76%) Flask
3 1 (1.59%) COM
3 1 (1.59%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.59%) Spring
3 1 (1.59%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Reference Data
3 3 (4.76%) Equities
3 3 (4.76%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.17%) FMCG
4 2 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.59%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (3.17%) Unix
2 2 (3.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Analytics
2 12 (19.05%) Data Analysis
3 10 (15.87%) Process Improvement
3 10 (15.87%) Risk Management
3 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (14.29%) Change Management
5 8 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (12.70%) Visual Analytics
6 7 (11.11%) Data Analytics
6 7 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 7 (11.11%) ERP
6 7 (11.11%) ETL
7 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 5 (7.94%) Statistics
8 5 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.35%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.35%) Data Management
9 4 (6.35%) Project Management
9 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.22%) SQL
2 12 (19.05%) Python
3 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.76%) Java
4 3 (4.76%) MATLAB
4 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.76%) R
5 2 (3.17%) VBA
6 1 (1.59%) C++
6 1 (1.59%) PROC SQL
6 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.59%) CCNA
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) IFRS
2 5 (7.94%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (3.17%) PMO
3 2 (3.17%) SLA
4 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) XenApp
1 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 14 (22.22%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) Cloudera
2 8 (12.70%) Hyperion
2 8 (12.70%) IFS
3 7 (11.11%) Cognos
4 3 (4.76%) RapidMiner
4 3 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix
5 1 (1.59%) Concur
5 1 (1.59%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) Openreach
5 1 (1.59%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.59%) Peregrine
5 1 (1.59%) Remedy
5 1 (1.59%) Teradata
5 1 (1.59%) TIBCO