Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 764 817 945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.42% 14.86% 15.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.15% 15.56% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 558 690
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £220 £213 £212
90th Percentile £475 £490 £475
England median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 35
South West median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +1.92% -7.14%
10th Percentile £9.79 £10.04 £10.70
90th Percentile £33.68 £34.68 £42.40
England median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.61% +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 5,043 5,252 5,802
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.53% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,026 3,297 3,734
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £220 £230
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 284 331
South West median hourly rate £33.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.99% +10.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.80 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +2 250 £385 +7.69% 63
Wiltshire -1 143 £416 +5.38% 17
Gloucestershire -2 104 £363 +3.57% 15
Devon +3 92 £350 - 10
Somerset +11 72 £388 +29.17% 21
Dorset -6 40 £395 -7.06% 19
Cornwall -1 22 £300 +66.67% 4
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 255 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (25.00%) Finance
3 126 (16.49%) SQL
4 121 (15.84%) Business Analysis
5 101 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 96 (12.57%) Microsoft
7 94 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
8 80 (10.47%) Security Cleared
8 80 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
8 80 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
9 74 (9.69%) User Stories
10 73 (9.55%) Migration
11 72 (9.42%) Data Analysis
12 69 (9.03%) ITIL
13 68 (8.90%) Windows
14 63 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
14 63 (8.25%) Test Automation
15 55 (7.20%) Active Directory
15 55 (7.20%) Banking
16 53 (6.94%) Analytics
17 52 (6.81%) JIRA
17 52 (6.81%) ISEB
18 50 (6.54%) Scrum
18 50 (6.54%) Manufacturing
18 50 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
18 50 (6.54%) Waterfall
19 48 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
20 46 (6.02%) SC Cleared
21 42 (5.50%) QA
21 42 (5.50%) Office 365

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 29 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.62%) Confluence
3 11 (1.44%) SAS
4 7 (0.92%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.65%) CMS
5 5 (0.65%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.39%) Apache Qpid
6 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.13%) Drupal
8 1 (0.13%) IIS
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 63 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (5.37%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.52%) SAP CRM
2 3 (0.39%) Actimize
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.13%) FastStats
4 1 (0.13%) FastStats PeopleStage
4 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.13%) Maximo
4 1 (0.13%) MoSes
4 1 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.50%) Office 365
2 36 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.05%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.92%) FinancialForce
6 6 (0.79%) PaaS
7 3 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.26%) G Suite
8 2 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.26%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.13%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.13%) IaaS
9 1 (0.13%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.13%) SaaS
9 1 (0.13%) Slack
9 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.83%) Firewall
2 13 (1.70%) LAN
2 13 (1.70%) WAN
3 10 (1.31%) Internet
4 8 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.92%) SMS
6 6 (0.79%) VLAN
7 5 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.65%) DNS
7 5 (0.65%) Skype
7 5 (0.65%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (0.65%) VoIP
7 5 (0.65%) Wireless
8 4 (0.52%) BGP
8 4 (0.52%) DHCP
8 4 (0.52%) OSPF
8 4 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.39%) EIGRP
9 3 (0.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (4.58%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.01%) Power BI
4 18 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
5 16 (2.09%) Data Mining
6 13 (1.70%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.31%) BigQuery
9 7 (0.92%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.79%) Big Data
11 5 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.65%) EDMS
11 5 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 5 (0.65%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 4 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (6.81%) JIRA
2 38 (4.97%) Selenium
3 22 (2.88%) Cucumber
4 16 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.57%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.44%) Git (software)
6 11 (1.44%) SpecFlow
7 10 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.92%) NUnit
9 6 (0.79%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.79%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.65%) JUnit
10 5 (0.65%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.52%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.52%) Hudson
11 4 (0.52%) JIRA Agile
11 4 (0.52%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.52%) Maven
12 3 (0.39%) TestRail
General
1 191 (25.00%) Finance
2 55 (7.20%) Banking
3 50 (6.54%) Manufacturing
4 39 (5.10%) Retail
5 31 (4.06%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.01%) Automotive
7 18 (2.36%) Marketing
8 16 (2.09%) Law
9 15 (1.96%) Legal
10 14 (1.83%) Retail Banking
11 11 (1.44%) Electronics
12 7 (0.92%) Back Office
13 4 (0.52%) Advertising
13 4 (0.52%) Billing
13 4 (0.52%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.39%) Games
15 2 (0.26%) Military
15 2 (0.26%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.88%) .NET
2 13 (1.70%) Gherkin
3 10 (1.31%) XML
4 8 (1.05%) HTML
4 8 (1.05%) JSON
5 7 (0.92%) Web Services
6 6 (0.79%) REST
7 3 (0.39%) Kafka
7 3 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.39%) RESTful
7 3 (0.39%) SOAP
7 3 (0.39%) WebCenter
8 2 (0.26%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.13%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.13%) CSS
9 1 (0.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 80 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (2.75%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (1.83%) Data Centre
5 10 (1.31%) User Experience
6 8 (1.05%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.05%) Social Media
7 7 (0.92%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.65%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.52%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.52%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.39%) Clustering
11 3 (0.39%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.39%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.39%) FMCG
11 3 (0.39%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.39%) Video\Live Streaming
12 2 (0.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 68 (8.90%) Windows
2 25 (3.27%) Windows 10
2 25 (3.27%) Windows 7
3 21 (2.75%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.18%) Linux
6 7 (0.92%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.79%) Unix
8 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.39%) Android
9 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.26%) AIX
10 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.26%) Solaris
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (15.84%) Business Analysis
3 101 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 94 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
5 80 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
6 74 (9.69%) User Stories
7 73 (9.55%) Migration
8 72 (9.42%) Data Analysis
9 69 (9.03%) ITIL
10 63 (8.25%) Test Automation
11 53 (6.94%) Analytics
12 50 (6.54%) Scrum
12 50 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
12 50 (6.54%) Waterfall
13 37 (4.84%) Test Scripting
14 35 (4.58%) Visualisation
15 33 (4.32%) Acceptance Criteria
16 28 (3.66%) CRM
16 28 (3.66%) Data Mapping
16 28 (3.66%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 126 (16.49%) SQL
2 33 (4.32%) C#
3 21 (2.75%) Java
4 12 (1.57%) Python
4 12 (1.57%) R
5 11 (1.44%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.44%) T-SQL
6 10 (1.31%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.05%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.92%) C
8 7 (0.92%) VBA
9 5 (0.65%) PHP
9 5 (0.65%) VB
10 4 (0.52%) Perl
11 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.26%) COBOL
13 1 (0.13%) C++
13 1 (0.13%) Java 8
13 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 80 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 52 (6.81%) ISEB
3 46 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 39 (5.10%) ISTQB
5 33 (4.32%) Degree
6 25 (3.27%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.05%) CCNA
10 7 (0.92%) CISSP
10 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.79%) MCP
12 5 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.65%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.52%) CCNP
13 4 (0.52%) CISM
13 4 (0.52%) MCSA
14 3 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
14 3 (0.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.50%) QA
2 34 (4.45%) GDPR
3 25 (3.27%) PMO
4 12 (1.57%) SLA
5 8 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.92%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.39%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.26%) COBIT
8 2 (0.26%) PSD2
9 1 (0.13%) IFRS
9 1 (0.13%) P3O
9 1 (0.13%) SEPA
9 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 55 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.52%) XenApp
4 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.39%) vSphere
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.26%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.13%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.83%) SCCM
2 9 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.92%) HP ALM
4 6 (0.79%) SCSM
5 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.52%) SCOM
6 3 (0.39%) Ansible
6 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.39%) Nagios
6 3 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.39%) Puppet
6 3 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.26%) WSUS
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.13%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 96 (12.57%) Microsoft
2 36 (4.71%) Oracle
3 35 (4.58%) SAP
4 21 (2.75%) Teradata
5 18 (2.36%) HP
6 14 (1.83%) Cisco
6 14 (1.83%) Citrix
6 14 (1.83%) VMware
7 13 (1.70%) Tableau
8 12 (1.57%) Google
9 9 (1.18%) Cognos
9 9 (1.18%) IBM
10 8 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.92%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.79%) Apple
13 5 (0.65%) Hummingbird
13 5 (0.65%) iManage
13 5 (0.65%) Meridio
13 5 (0.65%) OpenText
14 4 (0.52%) Sitecore