Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 796 777 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.37% 14.11% 14.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.99% 14.79% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 517 549
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.63% +5.19%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £213
90th Percentile £500 £475 £488
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 43 31
South West median hourly rate £18.25 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.36% +7.69% -0.95%
10th Percentile £11.85 £9.81 £10.13
90th Percentile £43.83 £37.30 £34.75
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.30 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.31% -1.29% +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 6,129 5,253 5,216
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 95.42% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,852 3,208 3,242
South West median daily rate £427 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.63% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £220
90th Percentile £613 £550 £530
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 304 270
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.15 £11.84
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.03
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.51 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.08% +0.03% -2.63%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -3 258 £390 +4.00% 59
Wiltshire -4 204 £388 -5.49% 24
Gloucestershire -7 94 £405 +18.42% 16
Devon -7 79 £356 +2.82% 25
Somerset -4 66 £375 -8.54% 13
Dorset +3 47 £330 -12.00% 37
Cornwall -9 4 £275 -20.00% 5
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 264 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (21.98%) Finance
3 135 (16.96%) SQL
4 132 (16.58%) Security Cleared
5 105 (13.19%) Microsoft
6 101 (12.69%) Business Analysis
7 93 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
8 91 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 81 (10.18%) Windows
10 78 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
11 76 (9.55%) SC Cleared
12 74 (9.30%) ITIL
13 71 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
14 70 (8.79%) Migration
15 69 (8.67%) Retail
16 64 (8.04%) JIRA
17 62 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
18 61 (7.66%) Active Directory
18 61 (7.66%) Scrum
18 61 (7.66%) Waterfall
19 60 (7.54%) SAP
20 59 (7.41%) Office 365
21 57 (7.16%) User Stories
22 56 (7.04%) CRM
23 54 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
24 52 (6.53%) Test Automation
25 51 (6.41%) ISEB
26 45 (5.65%) Data Analysis
27 44 (5.53%) Test Scripting
27 44 (5.53%) Problem-Solving

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 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.52%) Confluence
3 18 (2.26%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.75%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.63%) Camunda
7 4 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.50%) CMS
7 4 (0.50%) IIS
8 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.38%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.25%) Apache
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.13%) SAS
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 78 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 26 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.75%) SAP CRM
2 6 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.25%) Actimize
4 2 (0.25%) Maximo
4 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.25%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.13%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.41%) Office 365
2 34 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.39%) Power Platform
4 20 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.63%) SaaS
6 5 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.50%) PowerApps
8 3 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.38%) Tricentis Tosca
9 2 (0.25%) ShareGate
10 1 (0.13%) AdWords
10 1 (0.13%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.13%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.76%) Intrusion Detection
2 21 (2.64%) Firewall
3 19 (2.39%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.76%) Wireshark
5 11 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (1.38%) DHCP
6 9 (1.13%) LAN
7 7 (0.88%) Skype
7 7 (0.88%) VPN
8 6 (0.75%) WAN
9 5 (0.63%) DNS
10 4 (0.50%) Network Security
10 4 (0.50%) WebEx
11 3 (0.38%) Internet
11 3 (0.38%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.25%) Intranet
12 2 (0.25%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.25%) Sourcefire
12 2 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (3.39%) Power BI
4 20 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.26%) Big Data
5 10 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.13%) MS Access
7 7 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (0.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.63%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.63%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.63%) OLTP
9 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.50%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (8.04%) JIRA
2 31 (3.89%) Selenium
3 17 (2.14%) Cucumber
4 15 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
5 13 (1.63%) WebDriver
6 10 (1.26%) HP UFT
7 9 (1.13%) LoadRunner
8 8 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.75%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.75%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.25%) JMeter
10 2 (0.25%) JUnit
10 2 (0.25%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 1 (0.13%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.13%) Maven
11 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.13%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 175 (21.98%) Finance
2 69 (8.67%) Retail
3 36 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 33 (4.15%) Manufacturing
4 33 (4.15%) Marketing
5 27 (3.39%) Banking
6 19 (2.39%) Law
7 17 (2.14%) Electronics
8 15 (1.88%) Legal
9 14 (1.76%) Billing
10 11 (1.38%) Military
11 10 (1.26%) Local Government
12 8 (1.01%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.50%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.50%) Publishing
14 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.13%) French Language
15 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.89%) XML
2 17 (2.14%) .NET
3 14 (1.76%) HTML
4 9 (1.13%) XML Schema
5 8 (1.01%) Web Services
6 7 (0.88%) SOAP
7 5 (0.63%) CSS
7 5 (0.63%) Gherkin
7 5 (0.63%) jBPM
7 5 (0.63%) RESTful
8 4 (0.50%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.50%) Middleware
8 4 (0.50%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.38%) jQuery
9 3 (0.38%) Natural Language Processing
10 2 (0.25%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.25%) Jest
10 2 (0.25%) React
10 2 (0.25%) REST
10 2 (0.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 93 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.02%) User Experience
3 18 (2.26%) NHS
4 15 (1.88%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.51%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.38%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.13%) EPoS
8 7 (0.88%) Clustering
9 6 (0.75%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.63%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.50%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.50%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.50%) Social Media
11 4 (0.50%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.38%) FMCG
12 3 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.38%) iPhone
13 2 (0.25%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 81 (10.18%) Windows
2 34 (4.27%) Windows 10
3 26 (3.27%) Windows 7
4 20 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.88%) Linux
7 7 (0.88%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.50%) Unix
10 3 (0.38%) Android
11 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (33.17%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (12.69%) Business Analysis
3 91 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 74 (9.30%) ITIL
5 71 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
6 70 (8.79%) Migration
7 61 (7.66%) Scrum
7 61 (7.66%) Waterfall
8 57 (7.16%) User Stories
9 56 (7.04%) CRM
10 54 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 52 (6.53%) Test Automation
12 45 (5.65%) Data Analysis
13 44 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
13 44 (5.53%) Test Scripting
14 37 (4.65%) Project Management
15 35 (4.40%) DevOps
15 35 (4.40%) E-Commerce
15 35 (4.40%) Functional Testing
16 34 (4.27%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (16.96%) SQL
2 34 (4.27%) C
3 24 (3.02%) Java
4 20 (2.51%) VB
5 16 (2.01%) C#
6 13 (1.63%) PL/SQL
7 12 (1.51%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.38%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.26%) Python
10 9 (1.13%) ANSI SQL
10 9 (1.13%) VBA
11 8 (1.01%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.63%) PHP
13 4 (0.50%) R
14 2 (0.25%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 1 (0.13%) Java 8
15 1 (0.13%) Perl
15 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 132 (16.58%) Security Cleared
2 76 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 51 (6.41%) ISEB
4 42 (5.28%) DV Cleared
5 37 (4.65%) ISTQB
6 22 (2.76%) Degree
7 18 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.76%) CISSP
8 14 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (1.63%) SANS
10 11 (1.38%) CCNA
10 11 (1.38%) CEH
10 11 (1.38%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (1.38%) CREST Certified
11 10 (1.26%) MCP
12 8 (1.01%) OCP
12 8 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
12 8 (1.01%) SAP Certification
13 7 (0.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 7 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.77%) QA
2 23 (2.89%) PMO
3 18 (2.26%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.38%) SLA
5 8 (1.01%) GDPR
5 8 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.25%) PSD2
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 61 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
2 8 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (0.88%) DFS Replication
3 7 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.63%) XenApp
6 4 (0.50%) vSphere
6 4 (0.50%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.25%) Snort
8 1 (0.13%) Docker
8 1 (0.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 19 (2.39%) SCCM
2 11 (1.38%) HP ALM
3 10 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (1.13%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 8 (1.01%) SCOM
5 8 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.88%) SCDPM
6 7 (0.88%) SCSM
6 7 (0.88%) SCVMM
6 7 (0.88%) WSUS
7 3 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 105 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 60 (7.54%) SAP
3 40 (5.03%) Oracle
4 23 (2.89%) HP
5 17 (2.14%) Citrix
5 17 (2.14%) hybris
6 16 (2.01%) ArcSight
7 15 (1.88%) ServiceNow
8 14 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.38%) Atlassian
9 11 (1.38%) Cisco
9 11 (1.38%) Tableau
10 9 (1.13%) FireEye
10 9 (1.13%) NetIQ
10 9 (1.13%) Sony
10 9 (1.13%) Symantec
11 8 (1.01%) McAfee
11 8 (1.01%) VMware
12 7 (0.88%) Adobe
12 7 (0.88%) Tripwire