Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £305 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 September 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.

IT Analyst
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 220 216
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 +4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 152 155 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.92% 0.95% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.00% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 105 112
South East median daily rate £305 £300 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% -8.05% +0.38%
10th Percentile £124 £125 £123
90th Percentile £490 £488 £467
England median daily rate £333 £350 £363
% change year-on-year -5.00% -3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 26
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £12.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -8.93% +4.87%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £31.48 £25.00 £18.67
England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.21% -11.67% +3.45%

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 15,675 15,521 16,535
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.73% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,371 9,158 9,959
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
10th Percentile £260 £240 £236
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 687 622 753
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.28
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%

IT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Analyst in the South East

IT 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 IT Analyst in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Analyst in the South East

IT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Analyst in the South East

IT 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 IT Analyst in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Analyst in the South East

IT Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Analyst in the South East

IT 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 IT Analyst within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Thames Valley +12 56 £215 -28.33% 16
Hampshire -5 52 £325 +26.21% 6
Berkshire +8 26 £363 +18.85% 5
Surrey -34 22 £367 -6.03% 8
Oxfordshire +11 18 £145 - 8
Buckinghamshire +12 12 £350 +7.69% 3
West Sussex -19 11 £350 +174.51% 1
East Sussex +1 7 £531 +51.79% 1
Kent +10 3 £120 +26.32% 11
IT Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT 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 South East region featuring IT Analyst in the job title.

1 47 (30.92%) Windows
2 39 (25.66%) Active Directory
3 36 (23.68%) Microsoft
4 28 (18.42%) ITIL
5 25 (16.45%) Microsoft Office
6 24 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 24 (15.79%) Windows 10
7 21 (13.82%) Business Analysis
8 18 (11.84%) Service Management
8 18 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (9.87%) Degree
9 15 (9.87%) Finance
9 15 (9.87%) Project Management
10 13 (8.55%) Life Science
10 13 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (7.89%) Computer Science
11 12 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (7.24%) Retail
12 11 (7.24%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (6.58%) VMware
13 10 (6.58%) Content Management
13 10 (6.58%) Validation
13 10 (6.58%) Management Information System
14 9 (5.92%) Quality Management
14 9 (5.92%) Telecoms
14 9 (5.92%) Workflow
14 9 (5.92%) Configuration Management
14 9 (5.92%) SQL
14 9 (5.92%) MS Exchange

IT 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 9 (5.92%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.95%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.97%) SAS
5 2 (1.32%) IIS
5 2 (1.32%) JBoss
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.32%) WildFly
Applications
1 25 (16.45%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.63%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.92%) Office 365
2 6 (3.95%) SaaS
3 5 (3.29%) Mimecast
4 4 (2.63%) PaaS
5 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.66%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.26%) Firewall
2 6 (3.95%) Skype
3 4 (2.63%) LAN
3 4 (2.63%) Network Security
3 4 (2.63%) SMS
3 4 (2.63%) VoIP
3 4 (2.63%) WAN
4 3 (1.97%) DHCP
4 3 (1.97%) DNS
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.32%) Internet
5 2 (1.32%) IPsec
5 2 (1.32%) SSH
5 2 (1.32%) SSL
5 2 (1.32%) VPN
5 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.66%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database
1 3 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) JIRA
1 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (9.87%) Finance
2 12 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (7.24%) Retail
4 9 (5.92%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.29%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.63%) Back Office
6 4 (2.63%) Banking
7 3 (1.97%) Publishing
8 2 (1.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.66%) Automotive
9 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.63%) Middleware
1 4 (2.63%) Web Services
2 3 (1.97%) .NET
3 2 (1.32%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.55%) Life Science
3 12 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.58%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.95%) PMI
6 5 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.63%) CMDB
7 4 (2.63%) EPoS
8 3 (1.97%) Biotechnology
8 3 (1.97%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.97%) LIMS
8 3 (1.97%) User Experience
9 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.66%) FMCG
10 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (30.92%) Windows
2 24 (15.79%) Windows 10
2 24 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.61%) Linux
4 6 (3.95%) Unix
5 4 (2.63%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.97%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.97%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.32%) Android
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.42%) ITIL
2 21 (13.82%) Business Analysis
3 18 (11.84%) Service Management
4 15 (9.87%) Project Management
5 13 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (6.58%) Content Management
7 10 (6.58%) Validation
8 9 (5.92%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.92%) Quality Management
8 9 (5.92%) Use Case
8 9 (5.92%) Workflow
9 8 (5.26%) Asset Management
9 8 (5.26%) Information Security
9 8 (5.26%) ITSM
9 8 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (3.95%) Machine Learning
11 6 (3.95%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.92%) SQL
2 7 (4.61%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.97%) C#
3 3 (1.97%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.32%) Java
5 1 (0.66%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (9.87%) Degree
2 11 (7.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.61%) CISA
3 7 (4.61%) CISSP
4 6 (3.95%) CBAP
4 6 (3.95%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.29%) CEH
5 5 (3.29%) CompTIA Security+
5 5 (3.29%) GIAC
5 5 (3.29%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.29%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.97%) ISEB
7 2 (1.32%) CISM
7 2 (1.32%) IIBA
7 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.61%) GxP
1 7 (4.61%) PMO
2 4 (2.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (2.63%) GCP
2 4 (2.63%) GLP
2 4 (2.63%) GMP
2 4 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.66%) GDPR
3 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 39 (25.66%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (3.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (3.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (3.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.32%) Nessus
4 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.32%) Nmap
4 2 (1.32%) SCOM
5 1 (0.66%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.58%) VMware
3 9 (5.92%) Citrix
4 8 (5.26%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.29%) Oracle
5 5 (3.29%) Proofpoint
6 4 (2.63%) Cisco
7 3 (1.97%) Apple
7 3 (1.97%) Dell
7 3 (1.97%) HP
7 3 (1.97%) Qualys
8 2 (1.32%) Aruba
8 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.32%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.32%) Juniper
8 2 (1.32%) McAfee
8 2 (1.32%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.32%) Remedy
8 2 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.32%) Symantec