Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 January 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.

Software Analyst
England > South West
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 221 185 186
Rank change year-on-year -36 +1 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Software Analyst 7 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.11% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 13
South West median daily rate £325 £275 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -1.79% -20.00%
10th Percentile £298 £201 £169
90th Percentile £419 £346 £434
England median daily rate £363 £386 £375
% change year-on-year -6.15% +3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +35.71% -11.10% -1.58%

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 5,982 4,959 5,084
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 94.95% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,860 3,105 3,303
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £252 £213 £211
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 243 367
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% -15.38%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.90 £47.05
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - -

Software Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Software Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Software Analyst in the South West

Software 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 Software Analyst in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Analyst in the South West

Software Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Analyst in the South West over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Analyst in the South West

Software 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 Software Analyst in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Analyst in the South West

Software 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 Software Analyst within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Somerset -2 2 £375 +7.14% 1
Bristol -20 2 £345 +64.40% 6
Wiltshire -39 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 £320 -
Devon - 1 £325 - 1
Software Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, Software 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 Software Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
4 1 (14.29%) Software Licensing
4 1 (14.29%) Microservices
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

Software 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Microservices
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Software Licensing
4 1 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft