Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Analyst was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 559 517 566
Rank change year-on-year -42 +49 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Analyst 68 109 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.13% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 76 63
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £383 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.99% +14.18% +2.29%
10th Percentile £198 £247 £150
90th Percentile £438 £550 £438
UK median daily rate £363 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -9.38% +18.52% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +58.00% -60.94%
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £19.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year -34.18% +58.00% -60.94%

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 50,266 46,678 57,646
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.90% 95.07% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,444 28,188 34,985
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £230
90th Percentile £566 £545 £539
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,318 2,329 2,485
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +18.87%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.88
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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
Midlands -22 20 £350 -22.22% 8
West Midlands -6 16 £250 -25.93% 7
South East -44 16 £375 -6.25% 13
Scotland -30 12 £325 +39.04% 5
North of England -34 11 £250 -31.51% 14
Yorkshire -14 8 £250 -31.51% 7
South West +2 5 £375 +20.00% 8
East of England +3 4 £300 -3.23% 8
East Midlands -16 4 £410 -18.00% 1
North East - 2 £400 -
North West -11 1 - - 7
Software Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.47%) Test Automation
3 16 (23.53%) Manual Testing
4 13 (19.12%) Finance
5 10 (14.71%) SQL
5 10 (14.71%) QA
6 9 (13.24%) Test Scripting
6 9 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (10.29%) Capita
9 6 (8.82%) ISEB
9 6 (8.82%) Software Testing
9 6 (8.82%) Asset Management
9 6 (8.82%) Business Analysis
9 6 (8.82%) Functional Testing
9 6 (8.82%) Software Asset Management
9 6 (8.82%) SDLC
9 6 (8.82%) Performance Testing
9 6 (8.82%) Load Testing
10 5 (7.35%) Unit Testing
10 5 (7.35%) Selenium
10 5 (7.35%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (7.35%) Smoke Testing
10 5 (7.35%) .NET
10 5 (7.35%) ITIL
10 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
11 4 (5.88%) Windows
11 4 (5.88%) C#

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 2 (2.94%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.47%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.47%) IaaS
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) PaaS
2 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
1 1 (1.47%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.47%) SMS
1 1 (1.47%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.94%) MySQL
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.47%) Big Data
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Selenium
2 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.41%) Subversion
2 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.94%) GoCD
3 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.94%) MSTest
3 2 (2.94%) PVCS
3 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.47%) Ant
4 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.47%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.47%) TestNG
4 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Advertising
3 1 (1.47%) Automotive
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.94%) jQuery
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.47%) CSS
3 1 (1.47%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.47%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
3 1 (1.47%) Kafka
3 1 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.47%) NHS
3 1 (1.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Linux
2 3 (4.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Unix
4 1 (1.47%) VMS
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.47%) Test Automation
3 16 (23.53%) Manual Testing
4 9 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (13.24%) Test Scripting
4 9 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.82%) Asset Management
6 6 (8.82%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.82%) Functional Testing
6 6 (8.82%) Load Testing
6 6 (8.82%) Performance Testing
6 6 (8.82%) SDLC
6 6 (8.82%) Software Asset Management
6 6 (8.82%) Software Testing
7 5 (7.35%) ITIL
7 5 (7.35%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (7.35%) Smoke Testing
7 5 (7.35%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) C#
2 4 (5.88%) Java
3 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.47%) F#
4 1 (1.47%) JCL
4 1 (1.47%) PHP
4 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.47%) Ruby
4 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) ISEB
2 4 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) PMO
3 1 (1.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) HP ALM
1 2 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Capita
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle
3 3 (4.41%) VMware
4 2 (2.94%) HP
4 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.47%) Adaptive Insights
5 1 (1.47%) Anaplan
5 1 (1.47%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.47%) IBM
5 1 (1.47%) JDA
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.47%) SAP
5 1 (1.47%) Software AG
5 1 (1.47%) webMethods