Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Information Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 728 656 571
Rank change year-on-year -72 -85 -79
Contract jobs requiring an Information Analyst 155 185 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 126 230
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.90% +14.40%
10th Percentile £204 £136 £185
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £341 £330
% change year-on-year +9.97% +3.33% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 18
UK median hourly rate £22.25 £19.87 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.96% +8.89% -17.98%
10th Percentile £13.76 £11.17 £13.88
90th Percentile £42.75 £24.66 £26.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £16.87 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.57% -3.59% -18.60%

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 95,076 86,968 101,571
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,247 56,247 65,952
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,875 3,102
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.14 £50.00 £48.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.74% -11.85% +18.96%

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 June 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 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Information Analyst in the UK

Information Analyst
Top 15 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 June 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 -81 142 £385 +0.65% 58
UK excluding London -49 92 £375 +9.97% 40
London -63 60 £400 - 20
North of England -27 22 £345 +4.55% 13
South East -39 22 £425 +41.67% 8
East of England +4 16 £275 -10.57% 6
South West +10 11 £388 +10.71% 4
North West -20 11 £395 +58.00% 7
Yorkshire -26 11 £275 -35.29% 5
Midlands -25 9 £310 -27.06% 7
West Midlands -24 7 £310 -11.43% 5
Scotland -41 6 £375 +11.11% 2
Wales -9 5 £325 -5.45%
East Midlands 0 2 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Information Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 90 (58.06%) Information Security
2 33 (21.29%) Risk Management
2 33 (21.29%) CISSP
3 29 (18.71%) Management Information System
3 29 (18.71%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (16.13%) GDPR
4 25 (16.13%) Finance
5 23 (14.84%) SQL
5 23 (14.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (13.55%) ITIL
7 20 (12.90%) CISM
8 19 (12.26%) Microsoft Excel
8 19 (12.26%) Analytics
8 19 (12.26%) Cybersecurity
9 18 (11.61%) PCI DSS
10 17 (10.97%) CISA
11 16 (10.32%) Security Management
12 15 (9.68%) SIEM
13 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
13 14 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (8.39%) Data Analysis
14 13 (8.39%) Firewall
15 12 (7.74%) Information Security Management
15 12 (7.74%) NHS
15 12 (7.74%) Windows
15 12 (7.74%) Data Protection
16 11 (7.10%) CRISC
16 11 (7.10%) Penetration Testing
16 11 (7.10%) Business Analysis
16 11 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management

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 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.23%) SAS
3 3 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.29%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (12.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.65%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.65%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.39%) Firewall
2 9 (5.81%) VPN
3 7 (4.52%) Network Security
4 6 (3.87%) DHCP
4 6 (3.87%) DNS
4 6 (3.87%) Internet
4 6 (3.87%) SSL
4 6 (3.87%) Wireshark
5 5 (3.23%) DKIM
5 5 (3.23%) DMARC
6 4 (2.58%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.94%) SMS
8 1 (0.65%) 3G
8 1 (0.65%) 4G
8 1 (0.65%) Intranet
8 1 (0.65%) Skype
8 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.65%) WAN
8 1 (0.65%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.87%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.58%) GIS
4 4 (2.58%) Power BI
4 4 (2.58%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (1.94%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.29%) Big Data
6 2 (1.29%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.65%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.65%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Fiddler
2 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (16.13%) Finance
2 9 (5.81%) Legal
3 6 (3.87%) Banking
3 6 (3.87%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.23%) Retail
5 4 (2.58%) French Language
6 3 (1.94%) German Language
6 3 (1.94%) Law
7 2 (1.29%) Marketing
7 2 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.87%) HTML
1 6 (3.87%) HTML5
2 2 (1.29%) jQuery
2 2 (1.29%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.29%) SAP XI
2 2 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.65%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.65%) XML
3 1 (0.65%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.71%) Analytical Skills
1 29 (18.71%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.74%) NHS
3 6 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.58%) Life Science
5 3 (1.94%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (1.94%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.94%) LIMS
6 2 (1.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (1.29%) e-Health
6 2 (1.29%) PACS
6 2 (1.29%) PKI
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.65%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.74%) Windows
2 6 (3.87%) Linux
2 6 (3.87%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.94%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (58.06%) Information Security
2 33 (21.29%) Risk Management
3 21 (13.55%) ITIL
4 19 (12.26%) Analytics
4 19 (12.26%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (10.32%) Security Management
6 15 (9.68%) SIEM
7 14 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (8.39%) Data Analysis
9 12 (7.74%) Data Protection
9 12 (7.74%) Information Security Management
10 11 (7.10%) Business Analysis
10 11 (7.10%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (5.81%) ISMS
12 9 (5.81%) Security Monitoring
13 8 (5.16%) Information Governance
13 8 (5.16%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.84%) SQL
2 8 (5.16%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.29%) C#
4 1 (0.65%) Java
4 1 (0.65%) Python
4 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 33 (21.29%) CISSP
2 20 (12.90%) CISM
3 17 (10.97%) CISA
4 11 (7.10%) CRISC
5 9 (5.81%) Degree
5 9 (5.81%) Security Cleared
6 8 (5.16%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.23%) GIAC
8 4 (2.58%) ISACA
8 4 (2.58%) SSCP
9 3 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 3 (1.94%) ISSAP
10 2 (1.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (1.29%) CCSP
10 2 (1.29%) CEH
10 2 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.65%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (16.13%) GDPR
2 23 (14.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (11.61%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.23%) Data Quality
5 4 (2.58%) COBIT
6 3 (1.94%) PMO
7 2 (1.29%) FINRA
7 2 (1.29%) HL7
7 2 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.29%) SLA
8 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.65%) GAMP
8 1 (0.65%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.65%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.65%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.65%) QA
8 1 (0.65%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.94%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.29%) vSphere
5 1 (0.65%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (5.16%) Nessus
2 3 (1.94%) MIIS
3 2 (1.29%) Nagios
3 2 (1.29%) RSA Archer
3 2 (1.29%) RSA enVision
3 2 (1.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.81%) Qualys
2 9 (5.81%) SAP
3 7 (4.52%) CheckPoint
3 7 (4.52%) Cisco
3 7 (4.52%) Palo Alto
4 5 (3.23%) Zscaler
5 4 (2.58%) McAfee
5 4 (2.58%) Tableau
5 4 (2.58%) VMware
6 3 (1.94%) Oracle
6 3 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.29%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.29%) Cognos
7 2 (1.29%) Intel
7 2 (1.29%) Juniper
7 2 (1.29%) Mapinfo
7 2 (1.29%) Sophos
8 1 (0.65%) Imperva
8 1 (0.65%) Splunk