Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 11 December 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.

Software Analyst
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 560 556 554
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Software Analyst 99 88 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.18% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 71 72
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.50% +5.56%
10th Percentile £197 £213 £185
90th Percentile £438 £475 £451
UK median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £39.69
10th Percentile £46.25 - £14.87
90th Percentile £48.75 - £41.55
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £39.69
% change year-on-year +35.71% -11.81% -0.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 53,175 50,965 53,171
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 95.03% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,817 31,299 32,797
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £223
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,385 2,270 2,649
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.51 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

Software Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Software Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Analyst in the UK excluding London

Software Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Analyst in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Analyst in the UK excluding London

Software Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Analyst in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Analyst in the UK excluding London

Software Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Analyst in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Analyst in the UK excluding London

Software Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
South East -6 28 £300 -25.00% 17
Scotland -1 18 £350 +32.08%
Midlands -12 18 £350 -11.95% 8
North of England -18 12 £275 -12.00% 15
East of England +10 11 £293 -16.13% 9
West Midlands -25 11 £350 -6.67% 5
Yorkshire -9 10 £275 -6.38% 9
East Midlands +8 7 £275 -33.93% 3
South West -42 7 £325 +1.96% 5
Wales -14 5 £360 +20.00% 6
North West -26 2 £399 +26.59% 5
Software Analyst
UK

Software Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 UK excluding London region featuring Software Analyst in the job title.

1 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.28%) Finance
3 17 (17.17%) Asset Management
3 17 (17.17%) Oracle
3 17 (17.17%) Business Analysis
4 16 (16.16%) Test Automation
4 16 (16.16%) Software Asset Management
5 14 (14.14%) JIRA
6 13 (13.13%) Software Testing
6 13 (13.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (13.13%) User Stories
6 13 (13.13%) SQL
7 12 (12.12%) Software Licensing
7 12 (12.12%) Test Scripting
7 12 (12.12%) SDLC
8 11 (11.11%) QA
8 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 10 (10.10%) Project Management
9 10 (10.10%) Windows
9 10 (10.10%) Degree
9 10 (10.10%) Waterfall
10 9 (9.09%) Selenium
10 9 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (8.08%) Cucumber
11 8 (8.08%) .NET
11 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
11 8 (8.08%) ISEB
11 8 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (7.07%) Change Management
12 7 (7.07%) Regression Testing

Software Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 4 (4.04%) Confluence
2 1 (1.01%) IIS
2 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Office 365
2 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.02%) SaaS
2 2 (2.02%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.01%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) Extranet
1 2 (2.02%) Skype
1 2 (2.02%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.01%) SMS
2 1 (1.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) MySQL
3 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.01%) Big Data
5 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (14.14%) JIRA
2 9 (9.09%) Selenium
3 8 (8.08%) Cucumber
4 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
5 6 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (5.05%) Subversion
7 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.02%) JMeter
7 2 (2.02%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.01%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.01%) GitLab
8 1 (1.01%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.01%) Hudson
8 1 (1.01%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.01%) Mockito
8 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.01%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (28.28%) Finance
2 6 (6.06%) Legal
3 4 (4.04%) Banking
4 3 (3.03%) Marketing
4 3 (3.03%) Retail
5 2 (2.02%) Advertising
5 2 (2.02%) Avionics
5 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.01%) Back Office
6 1 (1.01%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) .NET
2 6 (6.06%) Gherkin
3 5 (5.05%) Web Services
4 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.03%) HTML
5 2 (2.02%) CSS
5 2 (2.02%) JSON
6 1 (1.01%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.01%) JMX
6 1 (1.01%) jQuery
6 1 (1.01%) Kafka
6 1 (1.01%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.01%) REST
6 1 (1.01%) RESTful
6 1 (1.01%) Spring
6 1 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.02%) NHS
4 1 (1.01%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.01%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.01%) iPad
4 1 (1.01%) Replication
4 1 (1.01%) Social Media
4 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.10%) Windows
2 4 (4.04%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.02%) Linux
3 2 (2.02%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.17%) Asset Management
2 17 (17.17%) Business Analysis
3 16 (16.16%) Software Asset Management
3 16 (16.16%) Test Automation
4 13 (13.13%) Software Testing
4 13 (13.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (13.13%) User Stories
5 12 (12.12%) SDLC
5 12 (12.12%) Software Licensing
5 12 (12.12%) Test Scripting
6 10 (10.10%) Project Management
6 10 (10.10%) Waterfall
7 9 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.07%) Change Management
9 7 (7.07%) ITIL
9 7 (7.07%) Regression Testing
9 7 (7.07%) Test Management
9 7 (7.07%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.13%) SQL
2 7 (7.07%) Java
3 6 (6.06%) C#
4 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.01%) Java 8
5 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) Degree
2 8 (8.08%) ISEB
3 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.03%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.01%) CBAP
5 1 (1.01%) IIBA
5 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.01%) PMP
5 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) COBIT
2 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 1 (1.01%) GDPR
3 1 (1.01%) PMO
3 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.01%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) SCCM
2 2 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (17.17%) Oracle
2 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (5.05%) SAP
5 3 (3.03%) Adobe
5 3 (3.03%) Citrix
6 2 (2.02%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.02%) IBM
6 2 (2.02%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.02%) Snow
7 1 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.01%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.01%) HP
7 1 (1.01%) PeopleSoft