Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Information Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 676 679 532
Rank change year-on-year +3 -147 -55
Contract jobs requiring an Information Analyst 222 208 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.21% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 159 292
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +25.49% -1.92%
10th Percentile £216 £204 £190
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £290
% change year-on-year +9.59% +25.86% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 16
UK median hourly rate £14.73 £17.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.81% -23.08% +33.82%
10th Percentile £11.57 £13.10 £13.12
90th Percentile £60.93 £22.15 £46.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £17.50 £20.58
% change year-on-year -15.81% -14.97% +44.42%

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +3 208 £425 +6.25% 24
UK excluding London +25 114 £400 +9.59% 15
London +10 105 £425 +3.03% 9
South East +17 43 £406 -4.41% 8
North of England +68 24 £413 +3.13% 1
Midlands +16 16 £406 +45.09% 3
North West +37 14 £350 +27.27%
East of England -2 13 £470 +13.94% 1
Yorkshire +30 10 £425 +6.25% 1
Scotland +6 10 £325 -1.52%
East Midlands 0 9 £350 +48.94% 1
South West -21 8 £323 -7.86% 2
West Midlands +4 7 £425 +21.43% 2
Wales +12 1 £275 -42.11%

Information Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Information 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 featuring Information Analyst in the job title.

1 149 (67.12%) Information Security
2 70 (31.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (20.27%) SQL
4 44 (19.82%) Management Information System
5 43 (19.37%) GDPR
6 40 (18.02%) CISSP
7 39 (17.57%) Finance
8 37 (16.67%) Firewall
8 37 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
8 37 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 36 (16.22%) PCI DSS
10 31 (13.96%) Microsoft
11 29 (13.06%) Microsoft Excel
11 29 (13.06%) NHS
12 27 (12.16%) Data Protection
13 25 (11.26%) COBIT
13 25 (11.26%) SIEM
14 23 (10.36%) SANS
14 23 (10.36%) Degree
14 23 (10.36%) CISM
15 21 (9.46%) Risk Management
15 21 (9.46%) Windows
16 20 (9.01%) Data Analysis
16 20 (9.01%) Penetration Testing
17 18 (8.11%) Cisco
18 16 (7.21%) ISMS
19 15 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
19 15 (6.76%) Security Management
19 15 (6.76%) McAfee
20 14 (6.31%) Continuous Improvement

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 6 (2.70%) SAS
2 5 (2.25%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 29 (13.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.45%) SPSS
5 1 (0.45%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) assyst
1 1 (0.45%) SAP MDG
1 1 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (3.60%) Mimecast
2 7 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.80%) Office 365
4 3 (1.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.67%) Firewall
2 13 (5.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (3.15%) Internet
3 7 (3.15%) Network Security
4 5 (2.25%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.80%) SMS
5 4 (1.80%) SNMP
6 3 (1.35%) Intranet
6 3 (1.35%) LDAP
6 3 (1.35%) VPN
7 2 (0.90%) DNS
7 2 (0.90%) HTTP
7 2 (0.90%) LAN
7 2 (0.90%) SMTP
7 2 (0.90%) WAN
7 2 (0.90%) Wireless
8 1 (0.45%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.45%) CDMA
8 1 (0.45%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.05%) MS Access
3 8 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.15%) QlikView
5 6 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.80%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.90%) Power BI
9 2 (0.90%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.45%) GIS
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.45%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.45%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 39 (17.57%) Finance
2 13 (5.86%) Legal
3 8 (3.60%) Law
4 6 (2.70%) Retail
5 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.35%) Marketing
5 3 (1.35%) Military
5 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.90%) Back Office
6 2 (0.90%) Banking
6 2 (0.90%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.90%) CSS
1 2 (0.90%) JSON
1 2 (0.90%) SailPoint
1 2 (0.90%) SOAP
1 2 (0.90%) XML
1 2 (0.90%) XML Schema
2 1 (0.45%) .NET
2 1 (0.45%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.45%) HTML
2 1 (0.45%) HTML5
2 1 (0.45%) LAMP
2 1 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.82%) Management Information System
2 37 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (13.06%) NHS
4 5 (2.25%) CESG
5 3 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.35%) Reinsurance
5 3 (1.35%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.90%) User Experience
7 1 (0.45%) BYOD
7 1 (0.45%) CCTV
7 1 (0.45%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.45%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.46%) Windows
2 13 (5.86%) Linux
3 6 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (67.12%) Information Security
2 37 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (12.16%) Data Protection
4 25 (11.26%) SIEM
5 21 (9.46%) Risk Management
6 20 (9.01%) Data Analysis
6 20 (9.01%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (7.21%) ISMS
8 15 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (6.76%) Security Management
9 14 (6.31%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (5.86%) Data Privacy
10 13 (5.86%) ITIL
11 12 (5.41%) Information Assurance
11 12 (5.41%) Information Security Management
11 12 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (4.95%) Computer Security
13 10 (4.50%) Business Analysis
13 10 (4.50%) Change Control
13 10 (4.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.27%) SQL
2 6 (2.70%) VBA
3 3 (1.35%) Python
4 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.90%) C
4 2 (0.90%) C#
4 2 (0.90%) Java
4 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.90%) Perl
4 2 (0.90%) PHP
4 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.90%) VBScript
5 1 (0.45%) R
5 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (18.02%) CISSP
2 23 (10.36%) CISM
2 23 (10.36%) Degree
2 23 (10.36%) SANS
3 12 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.95%) GCIA
4 11 (4.95%) GCIH
4 11 (4.95%) GIAC
4 11 (4.95%) SSCP
5 6 (2.70%) CEH
6 5 (2.25%) CCNA
6 5 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.25%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.35%) ISACA
8 2 (0.90%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.90%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (31.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (19.37%) GDPR
3 36 (16.22%) PCI DSS
4 25 (11.26%) COBIT
5 11 (4.95%) Data Quality
6 10 (4.50%) NIST 800
7 9 (4.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (1.35%) SLA
10 2 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.90%) PMO
11 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.95%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (1.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (1.80%) WMI
3 3 (1.35%) SCCM
4 2 (0.90%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.90%) WSUS
5 1 (0.45%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 31 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.11%) Cisco
3 15 (6.76%) McAfee
4 12 (5.41%) Tableau
5 11 (4.95%) Blue Coat
5 11 (4.95%) CheckPoint
6 10 (4.50%) Dell
6 10 (4.50%) FireEye
7 9 (4.05%) Oracle
8 8 (3.60%) Qualys
8 8 (3.60%) Splunk
9 7 (3.15%) Tufin
9 7 (3.15%) Varonis
10 5 (2.25%) VMware
11 4 (1.80%) CyberArk
11 4 (1.80%) LogRhythm
11 4 (1.80%) SAP
12 3 (1.35%) LogLogic
12 3 (1.35%) Symantec
13 2 (0.90%) Sybase