The median contractor rate for a Information Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Analyst
UK
Rank 490 451 413
Rank change year-on-year -39 -38  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Analyst 96 181 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.36% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 126 139
Median daily rate £363 £371 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +19.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £218 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £275
% change year-on-year -3.84% +18.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 12
Median hourly rate £19.87 £21.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.56% -3.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.12 £13.92 £15.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £25.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.87 £20.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.22% -7.77%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Information Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Information Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Analyst in the UK

Information Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 88 £375 +1.01% 28
London -45 38 £400 - 15
South East +10 16 £300 -21.56% 10
East of England -13 10 £225 -47.05%
Yorkshire +16 8 £475 +90.00% 1
West Midlands +20 7 £325 -3.70% 2
North West +25 6 £226 +0.55%
Hampshire +23 5 £300 -21.56% 1
Scotland +32 4 £338 -
Wales +15 4 £344 -
Essex - 4 £155 -
South Wales +17 3 £350 -
Manchester +15 3 £248 -
South West 0 3 £363 +41.46%
West Bromwich -4 3 £350 -
Coventry -5 3 £130 -72.63%
West Yorkshire - 3 £341 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £350 -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £155 -
York - 3 £475 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £475 -
Southampton +4 2 £425 +11.11%
Liverpool +1 2 £250 +14.94%
Glasgow +1 2 £338 -
Merseyside 0 2 £250 +14.94%
Oxfordshire -3 2 - - 5
Hertfordshire -7 2 £225 -47.05%
Suffolk - 2 £203 -
Leeds - 2 £341 - 1
Ipswich - 2 £203 -

Information Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 100 (51.81%) Information Security
2 56 (29.02%) CISSP
3 47 (24.35%) SQL
4 36 (18.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (17.10%) Microsoft
6 32 (16.58%) Finance
7 31 (16.06%) CISA
8 30 (15.54%) NHS
9 28 (14.51%) Degree
10 27 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (12.44%) SQL Server
11 24 (12.44%) Management Information System
12 23 (11.92%) CISM
12 23 (11.92%) Business Analysis
12 23 (11.92%) PCI DSS
13 21 (10.88%) MS Excel
14 19 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (9.84%) Risk Management
15 18 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 17 (8.81%) Data Protection
17 16 (8.29%) ISMS
17 16 (8.29%) ITIL
18 15 (7.77%) PRINCE2
18 15 (7.77%) Firewall
19 14 (7.25%) Banking
19 14 (7.25%) Retail
19 14 (7.25%) Data Analysis
20 13 (6.74%) Incident Management
20 13 (6.74%) Internet
21 12 (6.22%) Security Management

Information Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (2.59%) Confluence
2 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (10.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.59%) MS Office
2 5 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.04%) S-PLUS
4 2 (1.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.07%) Office 365
2 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.52%) IaaS
3 1 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.52%) PaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.77%) Firewall
2 13 (6.74%) Internet
3 10 (5.18%) Intranet
4 6 (3.11%) VPN
5 5 (2.59%) Network Security
6 4 (2.07%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.04%) LAN
8 2 (1.04%) SSL
8 2 (1.04%) WAN
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.52%) DHCP
9 1 (0.52%) DMZ
9 1 (0.52%) DNS
9 1 (0.52%) HTTP
9 1 (0.52%) IPv6
9 1 (0.52%) MRTG
9 1 (0.52%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (3.11%) GIS
5 6 (3.11%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.59%) MS Access
7 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.55%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (1.55%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.04%) DB2
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.04%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (2.59%) JIRA
2 1 (0.52%) ERwin
2 1 (0.52%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.52%) Toad
General
1 32 (16.58%) Finance
2 14 (7.25%) Banking
2 14 (7.25%) Retail
3 6 (3.11%) Legal
3 6 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.04%) Advertising
5 2 (1.04%) Electronics
5 2 (1.04%) Local Government
5 2 (1.04%) Marketing
5 2 (1.04%) Publishing
6 1 (0.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.59%) HTML
1 5 (2.59%) Regular Expression
2 3 (1.55%) Web Services
3 2 (1.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.54%) NHS
2 27 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (12.44%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.66%) SWIFT
5 4 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.52%) BYOD
8 1 (0.52%) Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) Fintech
8 1 (0.52%) FMCG
8 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.52%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.11%) Windows
2 3 (1.55%) Linux
2 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.52%) Unix
3 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (51.81%) Information Security
2 23 (11.92%) Business Analysis
3 19 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (9.84%) Risk Management
4 17 (8.81%) Data Protection
5 16 (8.29%) ISMS
5 16 (8.29%) ITIL
6 15 (7.77%) PRINCE2
7 14 (7.25%) Data Analysis
8 13 (6.74%) Incident Management
9 12 (6.22%) Security Management
10 11 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (5.70%) Information Management
10 11 (5.70%) Information Security Management
10 11 (5.70%) IT Audit
11 10 (5.18%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (5.18%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (5.18%) SIEM
12 9 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (4.66%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.35%) SQL
2 7 (3.63%) R
3 3 (1.55%) ANSI SQL
3 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.04%) Java
4 2 (1.04%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.52%) C++
5 1 (0.52%) Perl
5 1 (0.52%) Python
5 1 (0.52%) Scala
5 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (29.02%) CISSP
2 31 (16.06%) CISA
3 28 (14.51%) Degree
4 23 (11.92%) CISM
5 9 (4.66%) CISMP
6 7 (3.63%) ISEB
7 6 (3.11%) CRISC
7 6 (3.11%) IIBA
8 2 (1.04%) CCFP
8 2 (1.04%) CCSP
8 2 (1.04%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.04%) CLAS
8 2 (1.04%) GCFA
8 2 (1.04%) GCIA
8 2 (1.04%) GPEN
8 2 (1.04%) GREM
8 2 (1.04%) PhD
8 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.04%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (18.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (11.92%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.18%) Data Quality
4 6 (3.11%) COBIT
5 5 (2.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (1.55%) GDPR
7 2 (1.04%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (1.04%) ISO27002
7 2 (1.04%) SLA
8 1 (0.52%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.52%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.52%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (2.59%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.04%) RACF
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.52%) Nagios
2 1 (0.52%) Nessus
2 1 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.52%) Nmap
2 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (17.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.63%) Intel
3 6 (3.11%) Cisco
3 6 (3.11%) Intel Security
3 6 (3.11%) Oracle
3 6 (3.11%) Tableau
4 5 (2.59%) Alteryx
4 5 (2.59%) Mapinfo
5 4 (2.07%) ESRI
5 4 (2.07%) Palo Alto
5 4 (2.07%) Qualys
5 4 (2.07%) SAP
6 3 (1.55%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.55%) VMware
7 2 (1.04%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.04%) Citrix
7 2 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.04%) NetWitness
7 2 (1.04%) Sourcefire
7 2 (1.04%) Symantec
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