Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Analyst was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 541 529 547
Rank change year-on-year -12 +18 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Analyst 92 108 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.18% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 69 52
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +5.47%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £219
90th Percentile £475 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.62% +23.85%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +23.08%

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 49,233 49,926 57,900
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,376 30,752 34,701
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £225
90th Percentile £569 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,158 2,586 3,109
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.47 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.20% -2.97% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +5 26 £410 +26.15% 21
South East -20 23 £344 -14.06% 22
West Midlands +16 19 £375 +15.38% 11
North of England +34 18 £300 -20.00% 16
South West +6 11 £275 -1.79% 9
Yorkshire +23 10 £255 -38.55% 10
North West +11 7 £351 +0.36% 6
East Midlands -3 7 £416 -7.50% 10
Scotland -18 7 £295 +12.38% 1
East of England -16 6 £344 +14.58% 9
Wales -3 1 £300 - 3
North East - 1 - -
Software Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Software Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the UK excluding London region featuring Software Analyst in the job title.

1 51 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.35%) Finance
3 20 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (19.57%) Scrum
5 16 (17.39%) SQL
6 15 (16.30%) SDLC
7 14 (15.22%) Test Automation
8 12 (13.04%) Asset Management
8 12 (13.04%) UML
8 12 (13.04%) QA
8 12 (13.04%) Software Asset Management
9 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
9 11 (11.96%) Business Analysis
10 10 (10.87%) User Stories
10 10 (10.87%) Wireframes
11 9 (9.78%) Test Scripting
11 9 (9.78%) Use Case
11 9 (9.78%) Software Testing
11 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
11 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
12 7 (7.61%) Degree
12 7 (7.61%) ISEB
12 7 (7.61%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (6.52%) GAP Analysis
13 6 (6.52%) ISTQB
13 6 (6.52%) TDD
13 6 (6.52%) C#
13 6 (6.52%) Oracle
13 6 (6.52%) Selenium

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 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Aareon QL
1 1 (1.09%) Academy Housing
1 1 (1.09%) Kypera Housing
1 1 (1.09%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (1.09%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (1.09%) OPENHousing
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.09%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Office 365
2 2 (2.17%) SaaS
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.09%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Selenium
2 3 (3.26%) JIRA
2 3 (3.26%) SoapUI
2 3 (3.26%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.17%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.17%) JMeter
3 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.09%) Appium
4 1 (1.09%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.09%) JBehave
4 1 (1.09%) JUnit
4 1 (1.09%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.09%) Toad
4 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.09%) Zephyr
General
1 27 (29.35%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.17%) Automotive
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Legal
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) Front Office
5 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) .NET
2 3 (3.26%) SOAP
3 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.09%) CSS
3 1 (1.09%) HTML
3 1 (1.09%) JSON
3 1 (1.09%) Mason
3 1 (1.09%) Middleware
3 1 (1.09%) WCF
3 1 (1.09%) Web Services
3 1 (1.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.09%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.09%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.09%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.17%) Linux
1 2 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (55.43%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (19.57%) Scrum
4 15 (16.30%) SDLC
5 14 (15.22%) Test Automation
6 12 (13.04%) Asset Management
6 12 (13.04%) Software Asset Management
6 12 (13.04%) UML
7 11 (11.96%) Business Analysis
7 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
8 10 (10.87%) User Stories
8 10 (10.87%) Wireframes
9 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
9 9 (9.78%) Software Testing
9 9 (9.78%) Test Scripting
9 9 (9.78%) Use Case
10 7 (7.61%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (6.52%) BDD
11 6 (6.52%) Software Delivery
11 6 (6.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.39%) SQL
2 6 (6.52%) C#
3 4 (4.35%) Java
4 3 (3.26%) Python
5 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.17%) PHP
6 1 (1.09%) C
6 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.09%) Ruby
6 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) Degree
1 7 (7.61%) ISEB
2 6 (6.52%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) SCCM
2 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) Oracle
3 5 (5.43%) Capita
4 4 (4.35%) IBM
4 4 (4.35%) SAP
5 3 (3.26%) CA
5 3 (3.26%) HP
5 3 (3.26%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (3.26%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.17%) Splunk
7 1 (1.09%) Aareon
7 1 (1.09%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.09%) Castleton
7 1 (1.09%) Civica
7 1 (1.09%) Cognos
7 1 (1.09%) JDA
7 1 (1.09%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.09%) Northgate
7 1 (1.09%) Orchard