Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 2492 2658 3424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.92% 15.88% 17.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.79% 16.89% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1648 2124
South East median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +4.48%
10th Percentile £163 £185 £200
90th Percentile £513 £488 £488
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 168 219
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.56
90th Percentile £28.15 £36.25 £27.40
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15783 15735 18560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.00% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9360 9373 10883
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 780 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.45
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the South East

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in the South East

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in the South East

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in the South East

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the South East

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -1 1073 £363 -1.36% 83
Berkshire -1 537 £375 +2.74% 37
Hampshire -2 482 £363 +9.02% 33
Surrey +1 470 £425 +13.33% 35
Buckinghamshire -4 389 £325 -10.96% 22
West Sussex 0 187 £375 - 17
Oxfordshire -4 145 £405 +11.72% 24
East Sussex -2 84 £425 +21.26% 8
Kent -6 81 £381 +22.98% 8
Middlesex +4 48 £340 -12.82%
Sussex +7 14 £400 - 1
Home Counties -2 5 £350 -
M4 Corridor +1 4 £350 +7.69%
Isle of Wight - 2 £157 -
Analyst
England

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 South East region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 617 (24.76%) Finance
2 409 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
3 400 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
4 367 (14.73%) Microsoft
5 363 (14.57%) Business Analysis
6 343 (13.76%) SQL
7 300 (12.04%) Windows
8 290 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 277 (11.12%) Microsoft Excel
10 266 (10.67%) ITIL
11 231 (9.27%) Active Directory
12 206 (8.27%) Microsoft Office
13 205 (8.23%) Oracle
14 189 (7.58%) SAP
15 186 (7.46%) Project Management
15 186 (7.46%) Security Cleared
16 185 (7.42%) Degree
17 174 (6.98%) Telecoms
18 173 (6.94%) Data Analysis
19 167 (6.70%) Migration
20 154 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
21 140 (5.62%) Analytics
22 138 (5.54%) Test Automation
23 136 (5.46%) SC Cleared
24 134 (5.38%) User Acceptance Testing
25 123 (4.94%) Change Management
26 119 (4.78%) SLA
26 119 (4.78%) MS Visio
27 118 (4.74%) SQL Server
28 117 (4.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 65 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 63 (2.53%) MS Exchange
3 47 (1.89%) SAS
4 29 (1.16%) Documentum
5 27 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (1.04%) CMS
6 26 (1.04%) Confluence
7 22 (0.88%) Skype for Business
8 20 (0.80%) IIS
9 17 (0.68%) JBoss
10 15 (0.60%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (0.44%) WildFly
12 9 (0.36%) MS Project Server
12 9 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.28%) Drupal
14 6 (0.24%) Apache
14 6 (0.24%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.20%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 277 (11.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 206 (8.27%) Microsoft Office
3 119 (4.78%) MS Visio
4 117 (4.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 43 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.28%) Stata
8 4 (0.16%) SPSS
9 1 (0.040%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 31 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.68%) Maximo
4 16 (0.64%) Primavera
5 15 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
6 13 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.52%) NetSuite
6 13 (0.52%) SAP MM
7 12 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
8 11 (0.44%) SAP CO
8 11 (0.44%) SAP FI
8 11 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
9 10 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 9 (0.36%) Sonata
11 8 (0.32%) Lawson
11 8 (0.32%) PlanetPress Connect
12 7 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (0.28%) SAP ERP
13 6 (0.24%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 86 (3.45%) Office 365
2 38 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.60%) Google Analytics
4 15 (0.60%) IBM Blueworks
5 14 (0.56%) SaaS
6 13 (0.52%) Mimecast
7 10 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
8 7 (0.28%) FinancialForce
8 7 (0.28%) Silverpop
8 7 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.12%) IaaS
11 3 (0.12%) Lucidchart
11 3 (0.12%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.080%) PaaS
12 2 (0.080%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 62 (2.49%) Firewall
2 36 (1.44%) Internet
3 30 (1.20%) Wireless
4 28 (1.12%) DNS
4 28 (1.12%) WAN
5 26 (1.04%) VPN
6 25 (1.00%) SMS
7 23 (0.92%) DHCP
7 23 (0.92%) LAN
7 23 (0.92%) Skype
8 22 (0.88%) TCP/IP
9 21 (0.84%) Network Security
10 18 (0.72%) SAN
11 16 (0.64%) 4G
12 15 (0.60%) Intranet
12 15 (0.60%) LTE
13 14 (0.56%) LDAP
14 11 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (0.44%) Wireshark
15 10 (0.40%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 58 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (1.97%) Relational Database
4 39 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
5 36 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (1.32%) QlikView
6 33 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (1.16%) Big Data
8 22 (0.88%) MS Access
9 20 (0.80%) Hadoop
9 20 (0.80%) Power BI
9 20 (0.80%) SAP BW
10 19 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (0.68%) DB2
12 14 (0.56%) Data Mining
13 13 (0.52%) GIS
13 13 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (0.48%) Oracle Database
15 11 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 83 (3.33%) JIRA
2 42 (1.69%) Selenium
3 33 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (0.96%) SoapUI
5 20 (0.80%) HP UFT
6 17 (0.68%) Git (software)
7 13 (0.52%) SpecFlow
8 12 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 12 (0.48%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (0.40%) WebDriver
11 9 (0.36%) LoadRunner
11 9 (0.36%) TestNG
12 8 (0.32%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.28%) Axure RP
13 7 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 7 (0.28%) Jenkins
13 7 (0.28%) MSI
14 6 (0.24%) Ant
14 6 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
General
1 617 (24.76%) Finance
2 174 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 111 (4.45%) Retail
4 108 (4.33%) Marketing
5 99 (3.97%) Banking
6 43 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 43 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 40 (1.61%) Billing
8 36 (1.44%) Legal
9 26 (1.04%) Publishing
10 22 (0.88%) Advertising
11 20 (0.80%) Automotive
12 17 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 16 (0.64%) Back Office
14 14 (0.56%) Electronics
15 12 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.32%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.28%) French Language
17 7 (0.28%) Military
18 6 (0.24%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (2.01%) Web Services
2 49 (1.97%) XML
3 28 (1.12%) .NET
4 24 (0.96%) SOAP
5 23 (0.92%) Middleware
6 18 (0.72%) HTML
7 13 (0.52%) CSS
8 9 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (0.32%) Gherkin
10 7 (0.28%) REST
11 6 (0.24%) JSON
11 6 (0.24%) WSDL
11 6 (0.24%) XSLT
12 5 (0.20%) EDI
12 5 (0.20%) Java EE
12 5 (0.20%) Mason
12 5 (0.20%) SailPoint
13 4 (0.16%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.16%) HTML5
13 4 (0.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 409 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 38 (1.52%) User Experience
4 36 (1.44%) Data Centre
5 28 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 27 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 24 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 19 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 18 (0.72%) NHS
9 18 (0.72%) Smartphone
10 17 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
11 16 (0.64%) Reference Data
12 14 (0.56%) CMDB
12 14 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (0.56%) Smart Meter
13 13 (0.52%) Replication
14 12 (0.48%) Cyberthreat
15 11 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (0.40%) AS400
16 10 (0.40%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 300 (12.04%) Windows
2 110 (4.41%) Windows 7
3 90 (3.61%) Unix
4 86 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 72 (2.89%) Windows 10
6 67 (2.69%) Linux
7 58 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (1.04%) Windows 8
9 26 (1.04%) Windows XP
10 21 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.28%) Android
13 7 (0.28%) Solaris
14 6 (0.24%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.080%) AIX
16 2 (0.080%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (14.57%) Business Analysis
3 290 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 266 (10.67%) ITIL
5 186 (7.46%) Project Management
6 173 (6.94%) Data Analysis
7 167 (6.70%) Migration
8 154 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
9 140 (5.62%) Analytics
10 138 (5.54%) Test Automation
11 134 (5.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 123 (4.94%) Change Management
13 113 (4.53%) Test Scripting
14 111 (4.45%) Waterfall
15 110 (4.41%) CRM
15 110 (4.41%) Service Management
16 108 (4.33%) Scrum
17 105 (4.21%) ERP
18 104 (4.17%) Data Modelling
19 99 (3.97%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 343 (13.76%) SQL
2 90 (3.61%) Java
3 47 (1.89%) Python
4 45 (1.81%) PowerShell
5 40 (1.61%) C#
6 39 (1.57%) VBA
7 25 (1.00%) R
8 22 (0.88%) JavaScript
9 20 (0.80%) C
10 19 (0.76%) VB
11 18 (0.72%) T-SQL
12 15 (0.60%) VBScript
13 11 (0.44%) Perl
13 11 (0.44%) PHP
14 7 (0.28%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.28%) Groovy
15 6 (0.24%) F#
16 5 (0.20%) Scala
17 4 (0.16%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 186 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 185 (7.42%) Degree
3 136 (5.46%) SC Cleared
4 112 (4.49%) ISEB
5 79 (3.17%) ISTQB
6 53 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 39 (1.57%) CISSP
8 30 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (1.08%) CISM
9 27 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 27 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 18 (0.72%) PMP
12 16 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 16 (0.64%) MCSE
13 14 (0.56%) SANS
13 14 (0.56%) SSCP
14 13 (0.52%) CIMA
14 13 (0.52%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.44%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (4.78%) SLA
2 111 (4.45%) GDPR
3 92 (3.69%) PMO
4 86 (3.45%) QA
5 85 (3.41%) Data Quality
6 47 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 37 (1.48%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.76%) COBIT
9 16 (0.64%) IFRS
10 15 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.44%) MiFID
12 9 (0.36%) ISO 8583
13 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.24%) GxP
14 6 (0.24%) IFRS 9
14 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.24%) P3O
15 5 (0.20%) Basel II
16 4 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
16 4 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 231 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 40 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (0.96%) vSphere
5 15 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.52%) XenApp
7 12 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.12%) XenServer
10 2 (0.080%) HDFS
10 2 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.040%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.040%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.040%) Samba
11 1 (0.040%) Snort
11 1 (0.040%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.040%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (1.81%) SCCM
2 42 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (0.56%) NetBackup
4 10 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (0.36%) AirWatch
6 8 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (0.28%) OVSD
7 7 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.20%) EnCase
9 5 (0.20%) Netcool
9 5 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.20%) Puppet
9 5 (0.20%) SCOM
10 4 (0.16%) Ansible
10 4 (0.16%) CSIRT
10 4 (0.16%) QRadar
10 4 (0.16%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.12%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 367 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 205 (8.23%) Oracle
3 189 (7.58%) SAP
4 111 (4.45%) HP
5 91 (3.65%) VMware
6 68 (2.73%) Citrix
7 64 (2.57%) Remedy
8 62 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
9 60 (2.41%) Tableau
10 45 (1.81%) IBM
11 39 (1.57%) Cisco
12 30 (1.20%) Symantec
13 27 (1.08%) Google
14 26 (1.04%) ServiceNow
14 26 (1.04%) Workday
15 22 (0.88%) McAfee
15 22 (0.88%) Splunk
16 21 (0.84%) BMC
17 15 (0.60%) Qualys
18 14 (0.56%) Ariba