Period
to 24 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 24 February 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
England > South West
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 9 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 490 729 835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.02% 11.58% 16.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.53% 12.20% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 480 570
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.71%
10th Percentile £185 £187 £213
90th Percentile £538 £490 £475
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 45
South West median hourly rate £14.79 £15.45 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.24% +10.32% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.85 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.58 £36.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.45 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.59% -0.35% +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 West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,140 5,974 4,911
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.92% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,313 3,819 3,062
South West median daily rate £443 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £208 £261 £219
90th Percentile £613 £600 £550
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 294 240
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.85 £11.59
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the South West

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in the South West

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the South West over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in the South West

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in the South West

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the South West over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the South West

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 February 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
Bristol -2 174 £425 +16.44% 61
Wiltshire -10 106 £350 -12.50% 36
Gloucestershire -9 64 £375 -6.25% 24
Somerset +12 63 £375 -1.96% 26
Devon -1 44 £353 +4.44% 23
Dorset -7 25 £406 +47.73% 16
Cornwall -3 2 £325 +62.50% 3
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 South West region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 116 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (18.16%) Finance
3 79 (16.12%) Microsoft
4 74 (15.10%) Security Cleared
5 73 (14.90%) Business Analysis
6 62 (12.65%) Windows
7 60 (12.24%) Public Sector
8 59 (12.04%) SQL
9 56 (11.43%) Active Directory
9 56 (11.43%) Office 365
10 48 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
11 46 (9.39%) SC Cleared
12 45 (9.18%) Migration
12 45 (9.18%) ITIL
13 43 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 42 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
14 42 (8.57%) Test Automation
15 35 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
16 34 (6.94%) Azure
16 34 (6.94%) Waterfall
17 33 (6.73%) SAP
18 31 (6.33%) Windows 10
19 30 (6.12%) JIRA
20 28 (5.71%) Scrum
20 28 (5.71%) CRM
20 28 (5.71%) Project Management
21 26 (5.31%) Change Management
22 25 (5.10%) Marketing
22 25 (5.10%) DV Cleared
22 25 (5.10%) Selenium

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 23 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.65%) Confluence
4 12 (2.45%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.02%) SAS
7 3 (0.61%) CMS
7 3 (0.61%) IIS
8 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.20%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 42 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (4.69%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.61%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.41%) BASE24
5 2 (0.41%) Magento
5 2 (0.41%) Maximo
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.20%) iTrent
6 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.20%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.20%) Unica
6 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 56 (11.43%) Office 365
2 34 (6.94%) Azure
3 12 (2.45%) AWS
4 7 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (1.43%) SaaS
5 5 (1.02%) PaaS
5 5 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.82%) Azure Functions
6 4 (0.82%) Serverless
7 3 (0.61%) IaaS
7 3 (0.61%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.61%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.41%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.41%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.41%) ShareGate
9 1 (0.20%) Firebase
9 1 (0.20%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.45%) Skype
2 10 (2.04%) Firewall
2 10 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
3 9 (1.84%) WAN
4 8 (1.63%) LAN
5 4 (0.82%) Network Security
6 3 (0.61%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.41%) Broadband
7 2 (0.41%) FTP
7 2 (0.41%) VPN
7 2 (0.41%) WebEx
7 2 (0.41%) Wireless
8 1 (0.20%) DHCP
8 1 (0.20%) HTTP
8 1 (0.20%) IPsec
8 1 (0.20%) PBX
8 1 (0.20%) PPP
8 1 (0.20%) VoIP
8 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.82%) Big Data
3 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.61%) MS Access
4 3 (0.61%) Power BI
4 3 (0.61%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.41%) DB2
5 2 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.41%) GIS
5 2 (0.41%) QlikView
5 2 (0.41%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.20%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.20%) Impala
6 1 (0.20%) QGIS
6 1 (0.20%) SAS EBI
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 30 (6.12%) JIRA
2 25 (5.10%) Selenium
3 9 (1.84%) Cucumber
4 8 (1.63%) Postman
5 6 (1.22%) WebDriver
6 5 (1.02%) Protractor
6 5 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.82%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.82%) Katalon Studio
7 4 (0.82%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.82%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.61%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.61%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.61%) JMeter
8 3 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.41%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.41%) Testinfra
9 2 (0.41%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.20%) IntelliJ
General
1 89 (18.16%) Finance
2 60 (12.24%) Public Sector
3 25 (5.10%) Marketing
4 20 (4.08%) Retail
4 20 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.67%) Banking
6 16 (3.27%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.65%) Electronics
8 12 (2.45%) Law
9 7 (1.43%) Legal
9 7 (1.43%) Local Government
10 4 (0.82%) Back Office
10 4 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.61%) Advertising
11 3 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.61%) Military
12 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.41%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.65%) .NET
2 10 (2.04%) HTML
2 10 (2.04%) Web Services
3 8 (1.63%) Middleware
3 8 (1.63%) XML
4 7 (1.43%) CSS
5 6 (1.22%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.82%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.82%) REST
7 3 (0.61%) ADO
7 3 (0.61%) LDAP
7 3 (0.61%) RESTful
7 3 (0.61%) SOAP
8 2 (0.41%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.41%) jQuery
8 2 (0.41%) JSON
8 2 (0.41%) ODBC
8 2 (0.41%) React
8 2 (0.41%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.41%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.45%) EPoS
2 12 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.63%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.63%) NHS
4 8 (1.63%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.02%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.02%) User Experience
8 3 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (0.61%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.41%) Contactless
9 2 (0.41%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.41%) Social Media
10 1 (0.20%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 62 (12.65%) Windows
2 31 (6.33%) Windows 10
3 18 (3.67%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.47%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.63%) Linux
5 8 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.43%) Unix
7 6 (1.22%) Android
8 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (14.90%) Business Analysis
3 45 (9.18%) ITIL
3 45 (9.18%) Migration
4 43 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (8.57%) Test Automation
6 34 (6.94%) Waterfall
7 28 (5.71%) CRM
7 28 (5.71%) Project Management
7 28 (5.71%) Scrum
8 26 (5.31%) Change Management
9 24 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (4.69%) Data Analysis
11 21 (4.29%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (4.08%) Data Modelling
12 20 (4.08%) User Stories
13 19 (3.88%) Data Migration
13 19 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (3.67%) Test Scripting
15 16 (3.27%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 59 (12.04%) SQL
2 20 (4.08%) C#
2 20 (4.08%) Java
3 14 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.24%) C
5 10 (2.04%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.04%) Python
6 9 (1.84%) VBA
7 6 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.02%) VB
9 4 (0.82%) R
10 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.61%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.41%) VBScript
12 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.20%) Java 8
12 1 (0.20%) Perl
12 1 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 74 (15.10%) Security Cleared
2 46 (9.39%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.10%) DV Cleared
4 21 (4.29%) ISEB
5 12 (2.45%) ISTQB
6 11 (2.24%) Degree
7 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.82%) CISSP
9 4 (0.82%) IIBA
9 4 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.61%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.61%) CBAP
10 3 (0.61%) MCP
11 2 (0.41%) CISA
11 2 (0.41%) CISM
11 2 (0.41%) OCP
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.41%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.41%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.27%) Data Quality
1 16 (3.27%) SLA
2 12 (2.45%) GDPR
3 9 (1.84%) QA
4 6 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.22%) PMO
5 3 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.41%) RMADS
7 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.20%) ITGC
7 1 (0.20%) NIST
System Software
1 56 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.22%) XenApp
4 4 (0.82%) vSphere
4 4 (0.82%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.61%) Docker
6 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.41%) NDS
7 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.20%) Samba
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (1.84%) SCCM
3 6 (1.22%) EnCase
3 6 (1.22%) SCOM
4 4 (0.82%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.61%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.41%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 2 (0.41%) Puppet
7 1 (0.20%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.20%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.20%) Nessus
7 1 (0.20%) OpenView
7 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 79 (16.12%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.73%) SAP
3 18 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (3.06%) Oracle
5 11 (2.24%) VMware
6 8 (1.63%) Citrix
6 8 (1.63%) Sony
7 7 (1.43%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.22%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.22%) Ivanti
8 6 (1.22%) Remedy
9 5 (1.02%) Google
9 5 (1.02%) Laserfiche
9 5 (1.02%) MobileIron
10 4 (0.82%) Apple
10 4 (0.82%) Concur
10 4 (0.82%) HP
10 4 (0.82%) hybris
10 4 (0.82%) IBM
10 4 (0.82%) Palo Alto