Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Information Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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.

Information Analyst
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 667 674 536
Rank change year-on-year +7 -138 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Information Analyst 212 183 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.20% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 132 293
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £211 £201 £200
90th Percentile £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £318
% change year-on-year - +10.24% +15.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 9
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.19% -19.55%
10th Percentile £12.55 £14.20 £13.92
90th Percentile £61.01 £32.40 £24.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.03% +17.16% -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,407 90,891 102,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.79% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,339 59,264 65,754
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,822 3,233 3,722
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.47 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

Information Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Analyst in the UK

Information Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Analyst in the UK

Information Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Analyst over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Analyst in the UK

Information Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Analyst in the UK

Information Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Analyst over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Information Analyst in the UK

Information Analyst
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 24 February 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
England -8 193 £375 -6.25% 48
UK excluding London +48 124 £350 - 35
London -37 83 £400 -3.03% 20
North of England +39 31 £278 -19.27% 8
Midlands +24 22 £369 -1.67% 6
South East -16 21 £325 +8.33% 5
East of England -2 20 £525 +133.33% 5
North West +19 16 £275 -3.26% 2
Yorkshire +13 15 £278 -41.58% 5
South West +10 14 £350 -4.44% 4
East Midlands - 12 £275 - 1
Scotland -3 11 £345 -21.59% 6
West Midlands +6 10 £425 +13.33% 5
Wales +5 5 £375 +7.14% 1

Information Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, Information 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 featuring Information Analyst in the job title.

1 135 (63.68%) Information Security
2 47 (22.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (21.23%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (19.34%) SQL
5 38 (17.92%) CISSP
6 36 (16.98%) Management Information System
6 36 (16.98%) GDPR
7 33 (15.57%) Risk Management
7 33 (15.57%) PCI DSS
8 29 (13.68%) Finance
8 29 (13.68%) Cybersecurity
9 28 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
10 26 (12.26%) Microsoft
11 25 (11.79%) Data Protection
11 25 (11.79%) Analytics
12 24 (11.32%) Penetration Testing
13 22 (10.38%) NHS
13 22 (10.38%) Firewall
14 20 (9.43%) Security Management
15 19 (8.96%) ISMS
16 18 (8.49%) CISM
16 18 (8.49%) Information Security Management
17 17 (8.02%) ITIL
17 17 (8.02%) Data Analysis
18 15 (7.08%) Security Cleared
18 15 (7.08%) Legal
19 14 (6.60%) SIEM
20 13 (6.13%) Security Operations
20 13 (6.13%) COBIT
21 12 (5.66%) E-Commerce

Information Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.89%) SAS
2 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) Confluence
3 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.25%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Loan IQ
2 2 (0.94%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.47%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.47%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.42%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.47%) Office 365
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.38%) Firewall
2 9 (4.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (3.30%) DNS
3 7 (3.30%) Network Security
4 6 (2.83%) Internet
5 5 (2.36%) DHCP
5 5 (2.36%) SSL
5 5 (2.36%) VPN
5 5 (2.36%) Wireshark
6 4 (1.89%) DKIM
6 4 (1.89%) DMARC
6 4 (1.89%) SMS
7 3 (1.42%) Intranet
7 3 (1.42%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.94%) HTTP
8 2 (0.94%) SMTP
9 1 (0.47%) 802.11
9 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.47%) CDMA
9 1 (0.47%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.89%) GIS
5 4 (1.89%) MS Access
6 3 (1.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (1.42%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (1.42%) Power BI
7 2 (0.94%) Big Data
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.47%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.47%) QlikView
8 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.36%) Fiddler
2 3 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 29 (13.68%) Finance
2 15 (7.08%) Legal
3 9 (4.25%) Retail
4 7 (3.30%) Law
5 6 (2.83%) Banking
6 4 (1.89%) Military
7 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.94%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) French Language
8 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.36%) HTML
1 5 (2.36%) HTML5
2 4 (1.89%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.94%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.47%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.47%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.47%) XML
4 1 (0.47%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 45 (21.23%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (16.98%) Management Information System
3 22 (10.38%) NHS
4 6 (2.83%) Analytical Mindset
5 5 (2.36%) CESG
6 3 (1.42%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.42%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.47%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.47%) Fintech
8 1 (0.47%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.47%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.47%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.72%) Windows
2 7 (3.30%) Linux
3 5 (2.36%) Unix
3 5 (2.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (63.68%) Information Security
2 33 (15.57%) Risk Management
3 29 (13.68%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (11.79%) Analytics
4 25 (11.79%) Data Protection
5 24 (11.32%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (9.43%) Security Management
7 19 (8.96%) ISMS
8 18 (8.49%) Information Security Management
9 17 (8.02%) Data Analysis
9 17 (8.02%) ITIL
10 14 (6.60%) SIEM
11 13 (6.13%) Security Operations
12 12 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (5.66%) E-Commerce
12 12 (5.66%) Security Monitoring
13 11 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (5.19%) Business Analysis
13 11 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (4.25%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 41 (19.34%) SQL
2 5 (2.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.42%) Python
3 3 (1.42%) VBA
4 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.94%) Perl
4 2 (0.94%) PHP
5 1 (0.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 38 (17.92%) CISSP
2 18 (8.49%) CISM
3 15 (7.08%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.19%) Degree
5 8 (3.77%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.83%) ISACA
6 6 (2.83%) SANS
7 5 (2.36%) CEH
8 4 (1.89%) GIAC
8 4 (1.89%) ISEB
9 3 (1.42%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (1.42%) CISA
9 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.42%) ECDL
9 3 (1.42%) OSCP
9 3 (1.42%) SSCP
10 2 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.94%) ISSAP
10 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.47%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (22.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (16.98%) GDPR
3 33 (15.57%) PCI DSS
4 13 (6.13%) COBIT
5 10 (4.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (3.77%) Data Quality
7 5 (2.36%) PMO
8 4 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (1.42%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.94%) FINRA
10 2 (0.94%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.94%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.94%) SLA
11 1 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 6 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.30%) Nessus
2 2 (0.94%) Nagios
2 2 (0.94%) RSA Archer
2 2 (0.94%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.47%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.72%) Oracle
3 9 (4.25%) McAfee
3 9 (4.25%) Tableau
4 8 (3.77%) Qualys
4 8 (3.77%) SAP
5 5 (2.36%) Intel
6 4 (1.89%) Cisco
6 4 (1.89%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.42%) LogLogic
7 3 (1.42%) LogRhythm
7 3 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.42%) Splunk
7 3 (1.42%) Tufin
7 3 (1.42%) Varonis
7 3 (1.42%) VMware
8 2 (0.94%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.94%) CyberArk
8 2 (0.94%) Mapinfo
8 2 (0.94%) Sophos