Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £289 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 19 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 9 4
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 54 46 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.74% 12.99% 23.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.20% 13.29% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 37 30
Northern Ireland median daily rate £289 £260 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.06% -11.11% +17.00%
10th Percentile £131 £97 £100
90th Percentile £477 £380 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.75 £13.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.92% - -
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%

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 482 346 141
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 97.74% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 231 73
Northern Ireland median daily rate £420 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +10.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £265 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 32 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.50 £12.67 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.44% -16.92% +17.31%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £18.73 £28.80 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%

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 January 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 January 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 -13 53 £280 +7.69%
Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 32 (59.26%) Finance
2 21 (38.89%) Banking
3 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 15 (27.78%) SQL
4 15 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (18.52%) ITIL
8 8 (14.81%) Investment Banking
8 8 (14.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (14.81%) Test Automation
9 7 (12.96%) Project Management
9 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
10 6 (11.11%) Data Modelling
10 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
10 6 (11.11%) SDLC
11 5 (9.26%) PMO
11 5 (9.26%) Analytics
11 5 (9.26%) Equities
11 5 (9.26%) QA
11 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
11 5 (9.26%) Unix
11 5 (9.26%) Windows
11 5 (9.26%) Data Mining
11 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
12 4 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (7.41%) ETL
12 4 (7.41%) Perl

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 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (5.56%) SAS
2 3 (5.56%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.85%) CICS
Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (14.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (5.56%) SPSS
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) DHCP
1 1 (1.85%) DNS
1 1 (1.85%) Firewall
1 1 (1.85%) LAN
1 1 (1.85%) SNMP
1 1 (1.85%) VoIP
1 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) Data Mining
2 3 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.56%) QlikView
3 2 (3.70%) DB2
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Selenium
2 3 (5.56%) Hudson
2 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) Zephyr
General
1 32 (59.26%) Finance
2 21 (38.89%) Banking
3 8 (14.81%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Front Office
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
1 3 (5.56%) REST
1 3 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.85%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.85%) RESTful
2 1 (1.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.26%) Equities
3 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.56%) Derivative
4 3 (5.56%) Reference Data
5 2 (3.70%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.85%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Unix
1 5 (9.26%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) ITIL
3 8 (14.81%) Test Automation
3 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (12.96%) Project Management
5 6 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 6 (11.11%) SDLC
6 5 (9.26%) Analytics
6 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.41%) ETL
7 4 (7.41%) Functional Testing
7 4 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (7.41%) Manual Testing
7 4 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (7.41%) Process Improvement
7 4 (7.41%) Statistics
8 3 (5.56%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.56%) Data Analytics
8 3 (5.56%) Performance Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.78%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.41%) Perl
4 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.56%) Java
4 3 (5.56%) Ruby
5 2 (3.70%) JCL
6 1 (1.85%) C#
6 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) ISEB
1 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) PMO
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.85%) MiFID
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) MIMEsweeper
1 3 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (3.70%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.85%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) Clearswift
2 3 (5.56%) Cognos
2 3 (5.56%) Symantec
3 2 (3.70%) IBM
3 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.85%) Avaya
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix
4 1 (1.85%) CommVault
4 1 (1.85%) Compuware
4 1 (1.85%) HP
4 1 (1.85%) Meridio
4 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.85%) VMware