Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 753 820 896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.88% 15.15% 15.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.54% 15.83% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 560 624
South West median daily rate £375 £355 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +5.19% -4.32%
10th Percentile £200 £216 £202
90th Percentile £475 £488 £474
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 39
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.58 £35.20 £20.45
England median hourly rate £15.48 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.13% +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 5,561 5,180 5,490
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.71% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,422 3,228 3,545
South West median daily rate £413 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £223
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 241 327
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% +22.22%
10th Percentile £11.74 £11.72 £11.58
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.39%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -3 257 £370 +4.23% 79
Wiltshire -4 156 £411 +2.81% 27
Gloucestershire -2 104 £363 +3.57% 20
Somerset +9 77 £380 +10.95% 17
Devon +4 74 £340 -2.86% 14
Dorset -11 31 £370 -12.94% 25
Cornwall -7 24 £300 +31.87% 4
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 222 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (23.37%) Finance
3 132 (17.53%) SQL
4 129 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
5 124 (16.47%) Microsoft
6 111 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
7 104 (13.81%) Business Analysis
8 96 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
9 90 (11.95%) Windows
10 82 (10.89%) ITIL
11 80 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 75 (9.96%) User Stories
13 70 (9.30%) Data Analysis
14 68 (9.03%) Migration
15 67 (8.90%) Security Cleared
16 64 (8.50%) Active Directory
17 63 (8.37%) Manufacturing
18 61 (8.10%) Test Automation
19 59 (7.84%) Scrum
19 59 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
20 55 (7.30%) ISEB
21 54 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
22 49 (6.51%) SC Cleared
23 47 (6.24%) Visualisation
24 44 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
25 43 (5.71%) Banking
25 43 (5.71%) Waterfall
26 41 (5.44%) SQL Server
27 39 (5.18%) Degree
28 38 (5.05%) Retail

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 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.86%) Confluence
3 12 (1.59%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.46%) SAS
5 9 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.80%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.66%) Apache Qpid
8 3 (0.40%) Apache
8 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.40%) IIS
8 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.27%) CMS
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.13%) Drupal
10 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 59 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (0.80%) SAP CRM
2 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.40%) Actimize
3 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.27%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.13%) Endur
5 1 (0.13%) Findur
5 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.13%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (3.85%) Office 365
3 7 (0.93%) PaaS
4 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.66%) SaaS
5 3 (0.40%) IaaS
6 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.27%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.13%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.13%) G Suite
7 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.13%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.13%) Slack
7 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.39%) Firewall
2 11 (1.46%) Internet
3 8 (1.06%) DNS
3 8 (1.06%) LAN
3 8 (1.06%) WAN
4 6 (0.80%) Skype
4 6 (0.80%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.80%) VLAN
5 5 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (0.66%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (0.66%) VoIP
5 5 (0.66%) VPN
5 5 (0.66%) Wireless
6 4 (0.53%) BGP
6 4 (0.53%) DHCP
6 4 (0.53%) OSPF
6 4 (0.53%) SMS
6 4 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.40%) EIGRP
7 3 (0.40%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (5.44%) SQL Server
3 32 (4.25%) Data Mining
4 30 (3.98%) Power BI
5 14 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.93%) Big Data
9 6 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.66%) QlikView
10 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.53%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.40%) MOLAP
12 3 (0.40%) MS Access
12 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
12 3 (0.40%) ROLAP
12 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (4.52%) Selenium
2 32 (4.25%) JIRA
3 21 (2.79%) Cucumber
4 16 (2.12%) Jenkins
5 15 (1.99%) SpecFlow
5 15 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (1.86%) Git (software)
7 9 (1.20%) NUnit
7 9 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (1.06%) JUnit
9 7 (0.93%) Hudson
9 7 (0.93%) LoadRunner
9 7 (0.93%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.80%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.80%) Maven
10 6 (0.80%) TestRail
10 6 (0.80%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.66%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.66%) Toad
12 4 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 176 (23.37%) Finance
2 63 (8.37%) Manufacturing
3 43 (5.71%) Banking
4 38 (5.05%) Retail
5 33 (4.38%) Telecoms
6 25 (3.32%) Automotive
7 23 (3.05%) Marketing
8 19 (2.52%) Electronics
8 19 (2.52%) Law
9 12 (1.59%) Legal
10 10 (1.33%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.06%) Advertising
12 7 (0.93%) Back Office
13 6 (0.80%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.53%) Billing
15 3 (0.40%) Games
15 3 (0.40%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.27%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.19%) .NET
2 15 (1.99%) Gherkin
3 11 (1.46%) HTML
3 11 (1.46%) XML
4 9 (1.20%) REST
5 8 (1.06%) SOAP
5 8 (1.06%) Web Services
6 5 (0.66%) JSON
6 5 (0.66%) Kafka
6 5 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.53%) Middleware
8 3 (0.40%) RESTful
9 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.13%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.13%) HTML5
10 1 (0.13%) jQuery
10 1 (0.13%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 129 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.92%) Data Centre
3 17 (2.26%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.46%) User Experience
6 9 (1.20%) Clustering
7 8 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.93%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.80%) Blackberry
9 6 (0.80%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.80%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.66%) FMCG
10 5 (0.66%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.53%) Fintech
11 4 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.53%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.40%) iPad
12 3 (0.40%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 90 (11.95%) Windows
2 37 (4.91%) Windows Server
3 32 (4.25%) Windows 10
3 32 (4.25%) Windows 7
4 17 (2.26%) Linux
5 10 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.93%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.80%) Unix
9 4 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.27%) AIX
11 2 (0.27%) Android
11 2 (0.27%) CentOS
11 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.27%) Solaris
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
3 104 (13.81%) Business Analysis
4 96 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
5 82 (10.89%) ITIL
6 80 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 75 (9.96%) User Stories
8 70 (9.30%) Data Analysis
9 68 (9.03%) Migration
10 61 (8.10%) Test Automation
11 59 (7.84%) Scrum
12 47 (6.24%) Visualisation
13 43 (5.71%) Waterfall
14 37 (4.91%) User Acceptance Testing
15 34 (4.52%) Acceptance Criteria
16 33 (4.38%) CRM
17 32 (4.25%) Test Scripting
18 31 (4.12%) People Management
19 30 (3.98%) Functional Testing
20 28 (3.72%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 132 (17.53%) SQL
2 33 (4.38%) C#
3 17 (2.26%) Java
4 15 (1.99%) PowerShell
5 14 (1.86%) Python
6 10 (1.33%) VBA
7 8 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 6 (0.80%) C
9 6 (0.80%) Perl
9 6 (0.80%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.80%) R
10 4 (0.53%) PHP
10 4 (0.53%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.53%) VB
11 3 (0.40%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.40%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.27%) COBOL
12 2 (0.27%) Dart
13 1 (0.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 67 (8.90%) Security Cleared
2 55 (7.30%) ISEB
3 49 (6.51%) SC Cleared
4 39 (5.18%) Degree
5 38 (5.05%) ISTQB
6 16 (2.12%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.33%) CISSP
9 8 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.80%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.66%) CCNA
12 5 (0.66%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.53%) CISM
13 4 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.53%) MCP
13 4 (0.53%) PMP
14 3 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.72%) QA
2 20 (2.66%) GDPR
3 19 (2.52%) PMO
4 11 (1.46%) SLA
5 5 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.40%) IFRS
8 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.27%) PSD2
9 1 (0.13%) P3O
9 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.13%) SEPA
9 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 64 (8.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.20%) vSphere
2 9 (1.20%) XenApp
3 8 (1.06%) VMware Server
4 5 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.40%) Docker
6 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.13%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (1.46%) SCCM
2 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (1.06%) Nagios
4 6 (0.80%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.66%) Ansible
5 5 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.66%) Puppet
5 5 (0.66%) SCSM
6 4 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.53%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.53%) SCOM
7 3 (0.40%) Cacti
7 3 (0.40%) Grafana
7 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.27%) WSUS
9 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.13%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.13%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 124 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 37 (4.91%) SAP
3 27 (3.59%) Oracle
4 20 (2.66%) VMware
5 17 (2.26%) Citrix
6 15 (1.99%) HP
7 13 (1.73%) Teradata
8 12 (1.59%) Cisco
9 11 (1.46%) Tableau
10 9 (1.20%) NetApp
11 8 (1.06%) CommVault
12 6 (0.80%) Cadence
12 6 (0.80%) iManage
12 6 (0.80%) OpenText
13 5 (0.66%) Hummingbird
13 5 (0.66%) Meridio
14 4 (0.53%) Apple
14 4 (0.53%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (0.40%) IBM