Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 779 896 915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.43% 16.09% 15.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.09% 16.90% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 625 634
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.64% -2.57%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £194
90th Percentile £488 £475 £475
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 51
South West median hourly rate £15.50 £13.75 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.73% +12.24% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.43 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.63 £37.50 £17.75
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +3.33% -0.40%

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 5,950 5,303 5,459
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.26% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,731 3,320 3,542
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 246 345
South West median hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.29 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.25 £50.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% +0.34% +2.78%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -3 260 £375 +7.14% 89
Wiltshire -6 166 £413 +10.00% 21
Gloucestershire -4 127 £375 +15.38% 23
Devon -2 63 £325 -5.80% 15
Somerset -5 61 £395 +12.86% 21
Dorset -4 42 £356 -16.18% 13
Cornwall -5 23 £300 - 1
Avon - 1 £550 -
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 197 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (23.88%) Finance
3 140 (17.97%) Analytical Skills
4 134 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
5 130 (16.69%) SQL
6 122 (15.66%) Microsoft
7 105 (13.48%) Business Analysis
8 103 (13.22%) Windows
9 94 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
10 91 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 84 (10.78%) Security Cleared
12 80 (10.27%) User Stories
13 70 (8.99%) ITIL
14 66 (8.47%) Manufacturing
15 63 (8.09%) Migration
15 63 (8.09%) Active Directory
16 62 (7.96%) Data Warehouse
16 62 (7.96%) Data Analysis
17 61 (7.83%) SC Cleared
18 58 (7.45%) Scrum
18 58 (7.45%) Test Automation
19 56 (7.19%) ISEB
20 51 (6.55%) Microsoft Excel
21 48 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
22 47 (6.03%) Banking
23 46 (5.91%) SAP
23 46 (5.91%) SQL Server
24 45 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
24 45 (5.78%) Waterfall
25 43 (5.52%) Power BI

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 27 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.67%) Confluence
3 9 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.77%) Apache
4 6 (0.77%) IIS
4 6 (0.77%) SAS
4 6 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.64%) Apache Qpid
6 4 (0.51%) CMS
7 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.26%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.13%) Drupal
9 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 51 (6.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) SAP CRM
2 6 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.26%) Actimize
4 2 (0.26%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.13%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM for Utilities
5 1 (0.13%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.13%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (3.72%) Office 365
3 6 (0.77%) PaaS
4 5 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (0.51%) SaaS
6 3 (0.39%) IaaS
7 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.26%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.13%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.44%) Firewall
1 19 (2.44%) Intranet
2 14 (1.80%) Internet
3 12 (1.54%) VPN
4 9 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (1.03%) DNS
6 7 (0.90%) Junos
6 7 (0.90%) LAN
6 7 (0.90%) WAN
7 6 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.39%) Network Security
8 3 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.39%) SMS
8 3 (0.39%) Wireless
9 2 (0.26%) Broadband
9 2 (0.26%) Skype
9 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.13%) DHCP
10 1 (0.13%) VoIP
10 1 (0.13%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (7.96%) Data Warehouse
2 46 (5.91%) SQL Server
3 43 (5.52%) Power BI
4 28 (3.59%) Data Mining
5 15 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.90%) Big Data
7 7 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.64%) QlikView
9 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.39%) MOLAP
11 3 (0.39%) MS Access
11 3 (0.39%) ROLAP
11 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.26%) MySQL
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (4.49%) JIRA
2 32 (4.11%) Selenium
3 16 (2.05%) Cucumber
4 13 (1.67%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.54%) SpecFlow
6 11 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.16%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 8 (1.03%) JUnit
8 8 (1.03%) NUnit
8 8 (1.03%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.90%) SoapUI
9 7 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.77%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.77%) Hudson
10 6 (0.77%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.77%) Toad
11 5 (0.64%) Maven
11 5 (0.64%) TestRail
12 4 (0.51%) LoadRunner
General
1 186 (23.88%) Finance
2 66 (8.47%) Manufacturing
3 47 (6.03%) Banking
4 39 (5.01%) Telecoms
5 33 (4.24%) Marketing
6 32 (4.11%) Retail
7 27 (3.47%) Electronics
8 25 (3.21%) Automotive
9 13 (1.67%) Law
9 13 (1.67%) Legal
10 12 (1.54%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.03%) Advertising
12 7 (0.90%) Back Office
12 7 (0.90%) Billing
13 6 (0.77%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.51%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.51%) Publishing
15 3 (0.39%) Games
16 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.34%) .NET
2 16 (2.05%) SOAP
3 14 (1.80%) Gherkin
4 13 (1.67%) HTML
4 13 (1.67%) Web Services
5 11 (1.41%) REST
5 11 (1.41%) XML
6 9 (1.16%) Middleware
7 5 (0.64%) Kafka
7 5 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.39%) jQuery
8 3 (0.39%) JSON
9 2 (0.26%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.26%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.26%) CSS
9 2 (0.26%) LAMP
10 1 (0.13%) HTML5
10 1 (0.13%) RESTful
10 1 (0.13%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 140 (17.97%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (2.95%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (2.05%) User Experience
5 14 (1.80%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.16%) iPhone
8 8 (1.03%) Clustering
9 7 (0.90%) Wiki
10 6 (0.77%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.64%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.64%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.64%) Fintech
11 5 (0.64%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.64%) Social Media
11 5 (0.64%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.51%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.51%) iSeries
12 4 (0.51%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 103 (13.22%) Windows
2 41 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 37 (4.75%) Windows 10
4 28 (3.59%) Windows 7
5 27 (3.47%) Linux
6 7 (0.90%) Unix
7 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.26%) CentOS
10 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Android
11 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
3 105 (13.48%) Business Analysis
4 94 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
5 91 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 80 (10.27%) User Stories
7 70 (8.99%) ITIL
8 63 (8.09%) Migration
9 62 (7.96%) Data Analysis
10 58 (7.45%) Scrum
10 58 (7.45%) Test Automation
11 45 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 45 (5.78%) Waterfall
12 41 (5.26%) Visualisation
13 39 (5.01%) Test Scripting
14 36 (4.62%) Functional Testing
15 33 (4.24%) Dimensional Modelling
16 32 (4.11%) CRM
17 31 (3.98%) People Management
18 30 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (16.69%) SQL
2 35 (4.49%) C#
3 14 (1.80%) Java
4 12 (1.54%) PowerShell
4 12 (1.54%) Python
4 12 (1.54%) VBA
5 10 (1.28%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.03%) T-SQL
7 6 (0.77%) Perl
7 6 (0.77%) TypeScript
8 5 (0.64%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.64%) PHP
9 4 (0.51%) C
9 4 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.39%) R
10 3 (0.39%) VB
11 2 (0.26%) COBOL
11 2 (0.26%) Dart
12 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 61 (7.83%) SC Cleared
3 56 (7.19%) ISEB
4 38 (4.88%) ISTQB
5 37 (4.75%) Degree
6 24 (3.08%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.41%) CISSP
9 8 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.90%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.64%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.51%) CISM
12 4 (0.51%) PMP
13 3 (0.39%) CCSP
13 3 (0.39%) CREST Certified
13 3 (0.39%) GCIH
13 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.98%) QA
2 21 (2.70%) PMO
3 11 (1.41%) SLA
4 8 (1.03%) GDPR
5 5 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.39%) IFRS
8 2 (0.26%) SEPA
9 1 (0.13%) EMIR
9 1 (0.13%) MiFID
9 1 (0.13%) P3O
9 1 (0.13%) PSD2
9 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.13%) TARGET2
9 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 63 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.03%) VMware Server
2 8 (1.03%) vSphere
2 8 (1.03%) XenApp
3 5 (0.64%) Docker
4 3 (0.39%) Snort
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (1.28%) SCCM
2 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (1.03%) Nagios
3 6 (0.77%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.77%) WSUS
4 5 (0.64%) Ansible
4 5 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.64%) Puppet
5 3 (0.39%) Cacti
5 3 (0.39%) Grafana
5 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.39%) SCOM
5 3 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.26%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.26%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 122 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.91%) SAP
3 34 (4.36%) Oracle
4 16 (2.05%) VMware
5 14 (1.80%) HP
5 14 (1.80%) Tableau
5 14 (1.80%) Teradata
6 13 (1.67%) Cisco
7 12 (1.54%) Citrix
8 8 (1.03%) CommVault
8 8 (1.03%) NetApp
8 8 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.90%) Apple
9 7 (0.90%) Cadence
9 7 (0.90%) LogRhythm
10 4 (0.51%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.51%) Cognos
10 4 (0.51%) hybris
10 4 (0.51%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.39%) McAfee