Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 April 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
England > South West
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 810 750 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.85% 14.22% 14.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.62% 14.88% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 535 666
South West median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -3.45%
10th Percentile £227 £211 £240
90th Percentile £475 £500 £475
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 35 25
South West median hourly rate £13.75 £12.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -41.82% +37.50%
10th Percentile £10.69 £8.96 £10.70
90th Percentile £30.75 £16.45 £42.40
England median hourly rate £15.35 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% - -

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 4,874 5,042 5,712
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 95.56% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,992 3,254 3,786
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £240 £213 £238
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 319 344
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.86% -6.67% +81.82%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 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
Bristol +3 297 £375 +3.45% 66
Wiltshire 0 136 £363 -9.38% 30
Gloucestershire +3 96 £350 -5.91% 18
Dorset 0 76 £375 -6.25% 18
Devon +2 71 £370 +11.28% 8
Somerset +8 63 £363 +20.83% 21
Cornwall -2 15 £300 - 2
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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.

1 256 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (28.77%) Finance
3 130 (16.05%) SQL
4 127 (15.68%) Business Analysis
5 113 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 100 (12.35%) Microsoft
7 88 (10.86%) ITIL
8 86 (10.62%) Business Intelligence
9 84 (10.37%) Security Cleared
10 81 (10.00%) Banking
11 74 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
12 72 (8.89%) Windows
13 71 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
14 70 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
15 67 (8.27%) User Stories
16 65 (8.02%) Migration
17 64 (7.90%) Analytics
18 63 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
18 63 (7.78%) Data Analysis
19 62 (7.65%) JIRA
20 61 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
20 61 (7.53%) Test Automation
21 58 (7.16%) SAP
22 56 (6.91%) QA
23 54 (6.67%) Test Scripting
24 51 (6.30%) Active Directory
25 50 (6.17%) SC Cleared
26 48 (5.93%) Waterfall
26 48 (5.93%) Office 365
27 47 (5.80%) ISEB

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 31 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.72%) Confluence
3 12 (1.48%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (0.62%) CMS
6 4 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.37%) SAS
7 3 (0.37%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.25%) Apache
9 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.12%) IIS
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 70 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.25%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.37%) Actimize
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.37%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.25%) Exstream
4 2 (0.25%) Maximo
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.25%) SnowdropKCS
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (0.12%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.12%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.93%) Office 365
2 31 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (0.99%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.86%) FinancialForce
6 6 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.49%) G Suite
8 4 (0.49%) PaaS
9 3 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.37%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.25%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.12%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.73%) Internet
2 11 (1.36%) SMS
3 9 (1.11%) Firewall
4 8 (0.99%) WAN
5 7 (0.86%) LAN
5 7 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.62%) VoIP
7 4 (0.49%) DHCP
7 4 (0.49%) DNS
7 4 (0.49%) IP Telephony
7 4 (0.49%) Network Security
8 3 (0.37%) eduroam
8 3 (0.37%) Skype
9 2 (0.25%) Broadband
9 2 (0.25%) HTTP
9 2 (0.25%) Intranet
9 2 (0.25%) Junos
9 2 (0.25%) SAN
9 2 (0.25%) Wireless
10 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.84%) Power BI
4 22 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
5 15 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.73%) Hadoop
6 14 (1.73%) SAP BW
7 13 (1.60%) Big Data
8 12 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.36%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.23%) BigQuery
11 8 (0.99%) SAP HANA
12 7 (0.86%) Data Lake
12 7 (0.86%) HDInsight
13 6 (0.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 6 (0.74%) Lumira
14 5 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.62%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.62%) EDMS
14 5 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 62 (7.65%) JIRA
2 41 (5.06%) Selenium
3 19 (2.35%) Cucumber
4 12 (1.48%) WebDriver
5 11 (1.36%) SpecFlow
6 10 (1.23%) JMeter
6 10 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (1.11%) NUnit
7 9 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.99%) LoadRunner
9 6 (0.74%) Maven
9 6 (0.74%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.49%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.49%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.49%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.49%) TestRail
12 3 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
12 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 233 (28.77%) Finance
2 81 (10.00%) Banking
3 40 (4.94%) Retail
4 37 (4.57%) Telecoms
5 36 (4.44%) Manufacturing
6 31 (3.83%) Marketing
7 30 (3.70%) Legal
8 28 (3.46%) Law
9 24 (2.96%) Retail Banking
10 15 (1.85%) Electronics
11 10 (1.23%) Automotive
12 6 (0.74%) Military
13 5 (0.62%) Back Office
13 5 (0.62%) Billing
14 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.25%) Retail Finance
15 1 (0.12%) International Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.46%) .NET
2 13 (1.60%) JSON
3 12 (1.48%) REST
4 11 (1.36%) XML
5 10 (1.23%) HTML
5 10 (1.23%) Web Services
6 8 (0.99%) Gherkin
7 6 (0.74%) Ajax
8 4 (0.49%) CSS
9 3 (0.37%) WebCenter
10 2 (0.25%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.25%) POJO
10 2 (0.25%) RESTful
10 2 (0.25%) SOAP
11 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.12%) COM
11 1 (0.12%) jQuery
11 1 (0.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.58%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (1.60%) Data Structures
4 13 (1.60%) User Experience
5 12 (1.48%) Blackberry
6 9 (1.11%) iPhone
6 9 (1.11%) Social Media
7 7 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.62%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.62%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.49%) Linked Data
10 4 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.37%) Augmented Reality
11 3 (0.37%) CMDB
11 3 (0.37%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.37%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (8.89%) Windows
2 40 (4.94%) Windows 7
3 18 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.60%) Linux
4 13 (1.60%) Unix
5 11 (1.36%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.86%) Android
9 6 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.49%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.37%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.25%) AIX
13 2 (0.25%) Solaris
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (15.68%) Business Analysis
3 113 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 88 (10.86%) ITIL
5 86 (10.62%) Business Intelligence
6 71 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
7 67 (8.27%) User Stories
8 65 (8.02%) Migration
9 64 (7.90%) Analytics
10 63 (7.78%) Data Analysis
11 61 (7.53%) Test Automation
11 61 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 54 (6.67%) Test Scripting
13 48 (5.93%) Waterfall
14 40 (4.94%) CRM
15 37 (4.57%) Scrum
16 36 (4.44%) Project Management
17 32 (3.95%) SDLC
18 31 (3.83%) Data Modelling
19 30 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (16.05%) SQL
2 38 (4.69%) C#
3 37 (4.57%) Java
4 16 (1.98%) Python
5 11 (1.36%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.36%) PL/SQL
5 11 (1.36%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.23%) R
7 9 (1.11%) VBA
8 8 (0.99%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.49%) C
9 4 (0.49%) PHP
10 3 (0.37%) VB
11 2 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.25%) Korn
11 2 (0.25%) Scala
11 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.25%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.12%) RPG/400
12 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 84 (10.37%) Security Cleared
2 50 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.80%) ISEB
4 36 (4.44%) ISTQB
5 26 (3.21%) DV Cleared
6 24 (2.96%) Degree
7 16 (1.98%) CISSP
8 10 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.11%) CISM
9 9 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.99%) MCSA
11 6 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.62%) CRISC
13 4 (0.49%) CCNA
13 4 (0.49%) CCNP
13 4 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.49%) ISACA
13 4 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.91%) QA
2 38 (4.69%) GDPR
3 31 (3.83%) PMO
4 28 (3.46%) SLA
5 12 (1.48%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.23%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.62%) COBIT
9 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.37%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.12%) IFRS
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.12%) P3O
11 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 51 (6.30%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.37%) Shibboleth
3 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
1 11 (1.36%) SCCM
2 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (0.62%) HP ALM
4 4 (0.49%) SCSM
5 3 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.25%) SCOM
6 2 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.12%) Control-M
7 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 100 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 58 (7.16%) SAP
3 36 (4.44%) Oracle
4 28 (3.46%) Tableau
5 18 (2.22%) HP
6 14 (1.73%) Google
6 14 (1.73%) Teradata
7 12 (1.48%) Cognos
7 12 (1.48%) MuleSoft
8 11 (1.36%) VMware
9 10 (1.23%) IBM
9 10 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.11%) Citrix
11 7 (0.86%) Cisco
11 7 (0.86%) Talend
12 6 (0.74%) Capita
13 5 (0.62%) Adobe
13 5 (0.62%) Sophos
14 4 (0.49%) Apple
14 4 (0.49%) Sitecore