Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 746 823 837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.65% 15.74% 15.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.26% 16.57% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 570 589
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -2.85%
10th Percentile £184 £205 £210
90th Percentile £488 £475 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 47
South West median hourly rate £16.22 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.88% +16.67% -22.58%
10th Percentile £13.15 £10.50 £10.45
90th Percentile £44.87 £33.75 £17.45
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £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 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 6,086 4,966 5,030
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 94.99% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,930 3,108 3,266
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £251 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 242 362
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% -15.38%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.95 £47.43
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.36 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.84% -0.12% -0.62%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 -5 268 £363 +3.57% 81
Wiltshire -8 163 £400 +14.29% 38
Gloucestershire -3 111 £400 +20.75% 30
Somerset -9 52 £384 +9.64% 15
Devon -5 47 £319 -5.56% 15
Dorset -7 35 £338 -18.43% 22
Cornwall -1 18 £200 -33.33% 1
Avon - 1 £550 -
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 189 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (23.73%) Finance
3 123 (16.49%) Business Intelligence
4 113 (15.15%) Microsoft
5 109 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
6 108 (14.48%) SQL
7 107 (14.34%) Windows
8 91 (12.20%) Business Analysis
9 87 (11.66%) Security Cleared
10 78 (10.46%) SAP
11 76 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 71 (9.52%) Test Automation
13 64 (8.58%) Migration
13 64 (8.58%) User Acceptance Testing
14 63 (8.45%) ISEB
14 63 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
15 61 (8.18%) SC Cleared
16 60 (8.04%) ITIL
17 57 (7.64%) Manufacturing
18 56 (7.51%) Functional Testing
19 55 (7.37%) CRM
20 54 (7.24%) Active Directory
21 52 (6.97%) User Stories
22 49 (6.57%) Retail
23 48 (6.43%) ISTQB
23 48 (6.43%) Scrum
24 47 (6.30%) Telecoms
25 46 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
26 44 (5.90%) Marketing
26 44 (5.90%) Waterfall

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 27 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.34%) Confluence
3 8 (1.07%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.94%) IIS
5 6 (0.80%) Apache
5 6 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.40%) CMS
7 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Qpid
8 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.27%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (4.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
6 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (1.34%) SAP CRM
2 9 (1.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.27%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM for Utilities
6 1 (0.13%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 35 (4.69%) Office 365
2 6 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.54%) SaaS
4 3 (0.40%) PaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.27%) IaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.13%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.68%) Firewall
2 18 (2.41%) Intranet
3 14 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (1.61%) VPN
5 10 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (1.07%) Internet
6 8 (1.07%) LAN
6 8 (1.07%) WAN
7 7 (0.94%) Junos
8 6 (0.80%) DNS
9 5 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.54%) Network Security
10 4 (0.54%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.54%) Wireless
11 3 (0.40%) Broadband
11 3 (0.40%) Skype
12 2 (0.27%) NetScaler
13 1 (0.13%) HTTP
13 1 (0.13%) SMS
13 1 (0.13%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (4.96%) Power BI
3 30 (4.02%) SQL Server
4 16 (2.14%) Data Mining
5 9 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.67%) Big Data
8 5 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (0.67%) QlikView
9 3 (0.40%) MS Access
9 3 (0.40%) MySQL
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (4.56%) Selenium
2 31 (4.16%) JIRA
3 15 (2.01%) WebDriver
4 14 (1.88%) Cucumber
5 12 (1.61%) SoapUI
5 12 (1.61%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (1.07%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.07%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.07%) SpecFlow
8 6 (0.80%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.80%) Toad
9 5 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.67%) TestRail
10 4 (0.54%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.54%) JUnit
10 4 (0.54%) Maven
10 4 (0.54%) NUnit
10 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 3 (0.40%) JMeter
General
1 177 (23.73%) Finance
2 57 (7.64%) Manufacturing
3 49 (6.57%) Retail
4 47 (6.30%) Telecoms
5 44 (5.90%) Marketing
6 39 (5.23%) Electronics
7 33 (4.42%) Banking
8 14 (1.88%) Legal
9 10 (1.34%) Billing
9 10 (1.34%) Law
10 9 (1.21%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.67%) Automotive
12 4 (0.54%) Advertising
12 4 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.54%) Publishing
13 3 (0.40%) Back Office
13 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.13%) Front Office
15 1 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.95%) .NET
1 22 (2.95%) Web Services
2 21 (2.82%) SOAP
3 13 (1.74%) XML
4 12 (1.61%) HTML
5 10 (1.34%) Gherkin
5 10 (1.34%) Middleware
6 8 (1.07%) REST
7 4 (0.54%) LAMP
8 3 (0.40%) jQuery
9 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.27%) CSS
9 2 (0.27%) JSON
9 2 (0.27%) Kafka
9 2 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.13%) HTML5
10 1 (0.13%) Sinatra
10 1 (0.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 109 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.55%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 12 (1.61%) iPhone
5 10 (1.34%) User Experience
6 7 (0.94%) Wiki
7 6 (0.80%) AS400
7 6 (0.80%) Data Structures
7 6 (0.80%) Fat Client
7 6 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (0.80%) iSeries
7 6 (0.80%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.67%) Clustering
8 5 (0.67%) Driving Licence
8 5 (0.67%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.67%) Social Media
9 4 (0.54%) FMCG
9 4 (0.54%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 107 (14.34%) Windows
2 39 (5.23%) Windows 10
3 36 (4.83%) Windows 7
4 34 (4.56%) Windows Server
5 31 (4.16%) Linux
6 7 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.94%) Unix
7 6 (0.80%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.67%) Android
8 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.27%) CentOS
9 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (16.49%) Business Intelligence
3 91 (12.20%) Business Analysis
4 76 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 71 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 64 (8.58%) Migration
6 64 (8.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 63 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
8 60 (8.04%) ITIL
9 56 (7.51%) Functional Testing
10 55 (7.37%) CRM
11 52 (6.97%) User Stories
12 48 (6.43%) Scrum
13 44 (5.90%) Waterfall
14 41 (5.50%) Programme Management
15 39 (5.23%) Data Analysis
15 39 (5.23%) Digital Marketing
15 39 (5.23%) Test Scripting
16 37 (4.96%) Project Management
17 31 (4.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (14.48%) SQL
2 42 (5.63%) C#
3 26 (3.49%) Java
4 18 (2.41%) PowerShell
5 15 (2.01%) Python
6 13 (1.74%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.34%) VBA
8 8 (1.07%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.94%) C
9 7 (0.94%) T-SQL
9 7 (0.94%) TypeScript
10 5 (0.67%) PHP
11 3 (0.40%) Perl
12 2 (0.27%) Dart
12 2 (0.27%) R
12 2 (0.27%) VB
13 1 (0.13%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.13%) C++
13 1 (0.13%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (11.66%) Security Cleared
2 63 (8.45%) ISEB
3 61 (8.18%) SC Cleared
4 48 (6.43%) ISTQB
5 30 (4.02%) DV Cleared
6 25 (3.35%) Degree
7 11 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.34%) CISSP
9 9 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.54%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.40%) CCSP
12 3 (0.40%) CISM
12 3 (0.40%) CREST Certified
12 3 (0.40%) GCIH
12 3 (0.40%) MCSE
12 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.27%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.75%) QA
2 21 (2.82%) PMO
3 17 (2.28%) SLA
4 7 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.54%) GDPR
6 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) EMIR
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) IFRS
7 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.13%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) SEPA
7 1 (0.13%) TARGET2
System Software
1 54 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.94%) Docker
2 7 (0.94%) XenApp
3 5 (0.67%) VMware Server
3 5 (0.67%) vSphere
4 4 (0.54%) Snort
5 3 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (1.34%) SCCM
2 6 (0.80%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.67%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (0.67%) Nagios
3 5 (0.67%) WSUS
4 3 (0.40%) Cacti
4 3 (0.40%) Grafana
4 3 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.27%) Ansible
5 2 (0.27%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.27%) Puppet
5 2 (0.27%) SCOM
6 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 113 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 78 (10.46%) SAP
3 26 (3.49%) Oracle
4 25 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (2.28%) Cisco
6 13 (1.74%) Citrix
6 13 (1.74%) HP
6 13 (1.74%) VMware
7 11 (1.47%) Tableau
8 9 (1.21%) hybris
9 8 (1.07%) LogRhythm
10 6 (0.80%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.67%) Apple
11 5 (0.67%) CommVault
11 5 (0.67%) NetApp
12 4 (0.54%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.54%) Cognos
12 4 (0.54%) McAfee
12 4 (0.54%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.54%) Riverbed