Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Information Analyst was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 730 660 640
Rank change year-on-year -70 -20 -110
Contract jobs requiring an Information Analyst 172 207 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 138 178
UK median daily rate £440 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% +11.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £257 £175 £184
90th Percentile £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +23.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 10
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +14.29% -27.08%
10th Percentile £13.85 £11.17 £14.28
90th Percentile £42.75 £24.66 £28.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.06 £11.93 £17.50
% change year-on-year +43.02% -31.83% -23.08%

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 97,419 93,242 100,530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,006 60,974 65,639
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,159 2,792 3,173
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.94 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.60% +0.03% +6.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.35 £48.75 £46.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -52 167 £450 +5.88% 63
UK excluding London -29 101 £400 - 49
London -40 70 £475 +11.76% 18
South East -44 34 £435 +8.75% 11
North of England -10 28 £395 +12.86% 22
East of England 0 19 £200 -56.52% 8
Yorkshire -18 18 £425 - 8
North West -22 10 £379 +14.77% 13
Midlands -20 8 £425 - 3
South West -14 7 £363 +3.57% 1
West Midlands -21 7 £425 -5.56% 3
Scotland -17 4 £363 +11.54% 2
East Midlands +1 1 - -
Wales -18 1 £325 +18.18% 2

Information Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 99 (57.56%) Information Security
2 45 (26.16%) CISSP
3 40 (23.26%) Risk Management
4 38 (22.09%) Management Information System
5 35 (20.35%) GDPR
6 32 (18.60%) CISM
7 31 (18.02%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (17.44%) Finance
8 30 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 27 (15.70%) CISA
10 23 (13.37%) SQL
11 21 (12.21%) CRISC
12 20 (11.63%) SIEM
13 19 (11.05%) Degree
14 18 (10.47%) Cybersecurity
15 17 (9.88%) Data Protection
16 16 (9.30%) NHS
17 15 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (8.72%) SQL Server
17 15 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (8.72%) Vulnerability Management
18 14 (8.14%) Business Analysis
18 14 (8.14%) Firewall
18 14 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
18 14 (8.14%) Security Operations
19 13 (7.56%) Microsoft
19 13 (7.56%) Penetration Testing
20 12 (6.98%) Security Cleared
20 12 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
21 11 (6.40%) Data Analysis

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 7 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.91%) SAS
3 2 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.16%) IIS
3 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.58%) Appian
4 1 (0.58%) LiveLink
Applications
1 14 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.58%) Taleo
2 1 (0.58%) Tricentis Tosca
2 1 (0.58%) Zenedge
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.14%) Firewall
2 7 (4.07%) Internet
2 7 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (2.91%) Network Security
4 4 (2.33%) VPN
5 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.58%) 3G
6 1 (0.58%) 4G
6 1 (0.58%) LAN
6 1 (0.58%) Skype
6 1 (0.58%) SSL
6 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.58%) WAN
6 1 (0.58%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.91%) Power BI
6 4 (2.33%) Electronic Patient Records
6 4 (2.33%) MS Access
7 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.16%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.16%) Semantic Layer
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.16%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.58%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.58%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.58%) PowerBuilder
General
1 30 (17.44%) Finance
2 5 (2.91%) Banking
2 5 (2.91%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.33%) Law
4 3 (1.74%) Retail
4 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.16%) Back Office
5 2 (1.16%) French Language
5 2 (1.16%) German Language
5 2 (1.16%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.58%) Automotive
6 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.74%) Web Services
2 2 (1.16%) jQuery
2 2 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.58%) LAMP
3 1 (0.58%) React
3 1 (0.58%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.58%) REST
3 1 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (22.09%) Management Information System
2 31 (18.02%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.30%) NHS
4 5 (2.91%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.33%) Life Science
6 3 (1.74%) LIMS
6 3 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.16%) e-Health
7 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.16%) PACS
7 2 (1.16%) PKI
8 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.40%) Windows
2 4 (2.33%) Unix
3 3 (1.74%) Linux
3 3 (1.74%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (57.56%) Information Security
2 40 (23.26%) Risk Management
3 20 (11.63%) SIEM
4 18 (10.47%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (9.88%) Data Protection
6 15 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (8.72%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (8.14%) Business Analysis
7 14 (8.14%) Security Operations
8 13 (7.56%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (6.40%) Data Analysis
10 11 (6.40%) Incident Management
10 11 (6.40%) ITIL
11 10 (5.81%) Information Governance
11 10 (5.81%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (4.65%) Information Management
12 8 (4.65%) Project Management
12 8 (4.65%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.37%) SQL
2 4 (2.33%) C#
2 4 (2.33%) Java
3 3 (1.74%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.74%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.16%) C
4 2 (1.16%) Python
4 2 (1.16%) R
4 2 (1.16%) VBA
5 1 (0.58%) C++
5 1 (0.58%) PHP
5 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (26.16%) CISSP
2 32 (18.60%) CISM
3 27 (15.70%) CISA
4 21 (12.21%) CRISC
5 19 (11.05%) Degree
6 12 (6.98%) Security Cleared
7 10 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (5.81%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 5 (2.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (2.91%) CCNA
9 5 (2.91%) CHFI
9 5 (2.91%) SSCP
10 4 (2.33%) ISACA
11 2 (1.16%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.16%) ISEB
12 1 (0.58%) CCSP
12 1 (0.58%) ECSA
12 1 (0.58%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (20.35%) GDPR
2 30 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (5.23%) Data Quality
3 9 (5.23%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.74%) COBIT
4 3 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.16%) HL7
5 2 (1.16%) QA
5 2 (1.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.58%) GAMP
6 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.58%) PMO
6 1 (0.58%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (1.74%) BitLocker
1 3 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.16%) Snort
2 2 (1.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.33%) MIIS
2 3 (1.74%) QRadar
2 3 (1.74%) RSA enVision
2 3 (1.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (7.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.07%) CheckPoint
2 7 (4.07%) Qualys
3 6 (3.49%) SAP
4 5 (2.91%) Cisco
5 4 (2.33%) ArcSight
5 4 (2.33%) McAfee
5 4 (2.33%) Palo Alto
5 4 (2.33%) Zscaler
6 3 (1.74%) AlienVault
6 3 (1.74%) BeyondTrust
6 3 (1.74%) Blue Coat
6 3 (1.74%) Juniper
6 3 (1.74%) VMware
7 2 (1.16%) Forcepoint
7 2 (1.16%) Rapid7
7 2 (1.16%) Tableau
7 2 (1.16%) Varonis
8 1 (0.58%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.58%) ServiceNow