Period
to 20 January 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 6 22
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 50 61 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.58% 17.73% 10.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.34% 19.18% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 38
Northern Ireland median daily rate £350 £338 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +16.88% +11.06%
10th Percentile £140 £208 £131
90th Percentile £490 £428 £477
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 6
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.11 £18.11 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.61% +31.71% +0.92%
10th Percentile £10.46 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £18.00 £65.10 £19.25
UK median hourly rate £15.76 £15.91 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.91% +2.61% +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 306 318 477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.33% 92.44% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 189 345
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +15.86%
10th Percentile £140 £307 £265
90th Percentile £575 £500 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 12
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34% +17.50%
10th Percentile £10.08 £9.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £19.25 £47.63 £18.73
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% +1.08% +2.78%

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020. 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 +2 49 £350 +3.70% 8
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 17 (34.00%) Finance
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (32.00%) SQL
3 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (24.00%) Data Analysis
5 11 (22.00%) Banking
6 10 (20.00%) Public Sector
7 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
8 7 (14.00%) Project Management
8 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
8 7 (14.00%) Power Platform
8 7 (14.00%) Power BI
8 7 (14.00%) ServiceNow
9 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (12.00%) Data Quality
9 6 (12.00%) Degree
10 5 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (10.00%) ETL
10 5 (10.00%) Investment Banking
10 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
11 4 (8.00%) .NET
11 4 (8.00%) Oracle
11 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
11 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
11 4 (8.00%) CMDB
11 4 (8.00%) QlikView
11 4 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
11 4 (8.00%) Process Improvement
12 3 (6.00%) Tableau

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 2 (4.00%) SAS
1 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Power Platform
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Power BI
2 4 (8.00%) QlikView
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.00%) MS Access
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.00%) Big Data
4 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (34.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) Banking
3 10 (20.00%) Public Sector
4 5 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) XML
3 2 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (8.00%) CMDB
4 3 (6.00%) Data Structures
4 3 (6.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Mindset
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Data Analysis
2 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
3 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (14.00%) Project Management
4 5 (10.00%) ETL
4 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (8.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (6.00%) Data Management
6 3 (6.00%) ITSM
6 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.00%) Time Management
7 2 (4.00%) Change Management
7 2 (4.00%) CRM
7 2 (4.00%) Data Engineering
7 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.00%) Statistics
7 2 (4.00%) Use Case
7 2 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.00%) GDPR
3 1 (2.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) ServiceNow
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle
4 3 (6.00%) Tableau
5 2 (4.00%) Cognos
6 1 (2.00%) IFS