Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 819 841 1,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.78% 15.83% 16.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.62% 16.64% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 592 757
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £204 £210 £227
90th Percentile £475 £500 £483
England median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 45
South West median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -22.58% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.45 £10.35
90th Percentile £33.75 £17.45 £23.75
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%

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 4,928 5,054 5,967
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.14% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,088 3,281 3,970
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 364 357
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38% +62.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.40
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.28 £47.16
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 0 303 £350 +0.72% 85
Wiltshire -1 136 £350 - 29
Gloucestershire +8 108 £325 -16.13% 29
Dorset +1 96 £414 +10.33% 25
Somerset 0 63 £350 +7.69% 19
Devon +6 58 £338 +3.85% 9
Cornwall 0 13 £300 - 2
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 228 (27.84%) Finance
2 209 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (16.12%) Banking
4 131 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 120 (14.65%) SQL
6 101 (12.33%) Business Analysis
7 96 (11.72%) Microsoft
8 91 (11.11%) Windows
8 91 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 79 (9.65%) Migration
10 76 (9.28%) ITIL
11 66 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 66 (8.06%) Test Scripting
12 65 (7.94%) Active Directory
12 65 (7.94%) Security Cleared
13 63 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
14 53 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
14 53 (6.47%) SAP
14 53 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
15 52 (6.35%) Data Analysis
15 52 (6.35%) Retail Banking
15 52 (6.35%) Test Automation
16 49 (5.98%) SQL Server
17 47 (5.74%) Project Management
18 46 (5.62%) ISEB
19 45 (5.49%) SC Cleared
20 43 (5.25%) User Stories
21 41 (5.01%) Windows 7
21 41 (5.01%) QA
21 41 (5.01%) 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 30 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.83%) Confluence
4 11 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.34%) IIS
5 10 (1.22%) SAS
6 8 (0.98%) Apache
6 8 (0.98%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.61%) EPiServer
7 5 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.49%) CMS
9 3 (0.37%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.37%) JBoss
9 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 63 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (3.30%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (1.10%) SPSS
7 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.61%) Maximo
3 4 (0.49%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.49%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.37%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.24%) Actimize
5 2 (0.24%) Exstream
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.24%) SnowdropKCS
5 2 (0.24%) Sonata
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.40%) Office 365
2 15 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.61%) FinancialForce
4 4 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (0.49%) G Suite
5 3 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.12%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.95%) Firewall
1 16 (1.95%) Internet
2 12 (1.47%) DNS
3 11 (1.34%) SMS
4 9 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.10%) WAN
5 8 (0.98%) DHCP
5 8 (0.98%) Network Security
5 8 (0.98%) Skype
6 7 (0.85%) SAN
7 6 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.61%) Broadband
8 5 (0.61%) IP Telephony
8 5 (0.61%) LAN
9 4 (0.49%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (0.49%) VPN
9 4 (0.49%) Wireless
10 3 (0.37%) IPsec
10 3 (0.37%) MPLS
10 3 (0.37%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
4 17 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.71%) SAP BW
6 13 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.47%) Big Data
7 12 (1.47%) Hadoop
7 12 (1.47%) Power BI
8 11 (1.34%) Data Mining
9 9 (1.10%) SAP HANA
9 9 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.98%) MS Access
11 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.73%) Geospatial Data
12 6 (0.73%) Spatial Data
12 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.61%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.61%) HDInsight
13 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (5.01%) Selenium
2 40 (4.88%) JIRA
3 17 (2.08%) Cucumber
4 13 (1.59%) WebDriver
5 11 (1.34%) JMeter
5 11 (1.34%) SpecFlow
6 10 (1.22%) Maven
7 9 (1.10%) LoadRunner
7 9 (1.10%) NUnit
7 9 (1.10%) SoapUI
8 8 (0.98%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.85%) IntelliJ
9 7 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.85%) TestRail
9 7 (0.85%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.49%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.49%) Toad
11 3 (0.37%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.37%) ERwin
11 3 (0.37%) Git (software)
General
1 228 (27.84%) Finance
2 132 (16.12%) Banking
3 52 (6.35%) Retail Banking
4 37 (4.52%) Manufacturing
4 37 (4.52%) Marketing
5 34 (4.15%) Telecoms
6 30 (3.66%) Retail
7 25 (3.05%) Law
8 23 (2.81%) Legal
9 13 (1.59%) Electronics
10 11 (1.34%) Automotive
11 7 (0.85%) Billing
12 6 (0.73%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.73%) Military
13 4 (0.49%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.24%) Back Office
14 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.66%) .NET
2 14 (1.71%) REST
3 13 (1.59%) CSS
4 11 (1.34%) JSON
4 11 (1.34%) XML
5 10 (1.22%) HTML
6 9 (1.10%) Ajax
7 8 (0.98%) SOAP
7 8 (0.98%) Web Services
8 6 (0.73%) Gherkin
9 5 (0.61%) J2EE
9 5 (0.61%) Middleware
10 3 (0.37%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.24%) jQuery
11 2 (0.24%) POJO
12 1 (0.12%) COM
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.12%) SAP Basis
12 1 (0.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 91 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 16 (1.95%) User Experience
4 13 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 11 (1.34%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.22%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.10%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.10%) iPhone
8 8 (0.98%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.61%) iPad
9 5 (0.61%) Linked Data
10 4 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.49%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.49%) NHS
10 4 (0.49%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.37%) CMDB
11 3 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 91 (11.11%) Windows
2 41 (5.01%) Windows 7
3 25 (3.05%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.08%) Unix
5 16 (1.95%) Linux
5 16 (1.95%) Windows 10
5 16 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.98%) Android
9 7 (0.85%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.73%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.49%) Solaris
12 3 (0.37%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 101 (12.33%) Business Analysis
4 79 (9.65%) Migration
5 76 (9.28%) ITIL
6 66 (8.06%) Test Scripting
6 66 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 53 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
8 52 (6.35%) Data Analysis
8 52 (6.35%) Test Automation
9 47 (5.74%) Project Management
10 43 (5.25%) User Stories
11 39 (4.76%) CRM
12 37 (4.52%) Scenario Testing
13 33 (4.03%) SDLC
14 32 (3.91%) BDD
15 30 (3.66%) Waterfall
16 29 (3.54%) Analytics
16 29 (3.54%) Defect Management
17 27 (3.30%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 120 (14.65%) SQL
2 37 (4.52%) Java
3 22 (2.69%) C#
4 14 (1.71%) JavaScript
4 14 (1.71%) VBA
5 12 (1.47%) Python
6 10 (1.22%) C
6 10 (1.22%) PL/SQL
6 10 (1.22%) PowerShell
7 6 (0.73%) R
7 6 (0.73%) VB.NET
8 5 (0.61%) PHP
8 5 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.49%) VB
10 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.24%) Korn
10 2 (0.24%) Ruby
10 2 (0.24%) Scala
10 2 (0.24%) Uniface
11 1 (0.12%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 65 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 46 (5.62%) ISEB
3 45 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 30 (3.66%) ISTQB
5 28 (3.42%) Degree
6 18 (2.20%) CISSP
7 13 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.85%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (0.73%) CISM
10 6 (0.73%) MCSA
10 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.49%) PMP
13 3 (0.37%) CCNA
13 3 (0.37%) CCNP
13 3 (0.37%) CRISC
13 3 (0.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.01%) QA
2 29 (3.54%) PMO
3 26 (3.17%) SLA
4 19 (2.32%) GDPR
5 17 (2.08%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.49%) COBIT
8 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 65 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.49%) ISA Server
3 4 (0.49%) Shibboleth
3 4 (0.49%) vSphere
4 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.98%) SCCM
3 5 (0.61%) AirWatch
3 5 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.49%) SCOM
4 4 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.12%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.12%) Control-M
6 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 96 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.47%) SAP
3 27 (3.30%) Oracle
4 23 (2.81%) HP
5 19 (2.32%) Tableau
6 14 (1.71%) VMware
7 13 (1.59%) McAfee
8 12 (1.47%) Teradata
9 10 (1.22%) Cisco
10 9 (1.10%) Citrix
10 9 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.10%) Symantec
11 7 (0.85%) IBM
11 7 (0.85%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.73%) Capita
12 6 (0.73%) Google
13 5 (0.61%) ArcSight
13 5 (0.61%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.61%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 5 (0.61%) Talend