The median contractor rate for an Information Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 480 446
Rank change year-on-year -46 -34  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Analyst 89 165 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 106 136
Median daily rate £400 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £189 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £338 £280
% change year-on-year +25.92% +20.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 10
Median hourly rate £18.30 £17.50 £36.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -51.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £15.10 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.66 £27.55 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.93 £17.50 £36.34
% change year-on-year -31.82% -51.83%  

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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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
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 June 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 -27 87 £400 +14.28% 27
London -1 41 £400 - 14
South East +18 19 £413 - 4
Yorkshire +28 10 £425 +17.89% 4
West Yorkshire +25 10 £425 +17.89% 4
Leeds +17 10 £425 +6.25% 4
Oxfordshire -3 7 £425 - 1
North West +14 6 £313 +4.16% 2
East Sussex - 6 - -
West Midlands +18 5 £450 +30.90% 1
South West -2 4 £350 -
Devon - 4 £350 -
Hove - 4 - -
Exeter - 4 £350 -
Liverpool -2 3 £313 +4.16%
City of London -3 3 £438 +6.06% 6
Merseyside -4 3 £313 +4.16%
East of England -10 3 £425 -10.52% 1
Kent - 3 £112 -
Scotland +33 2 £410 +24.24% 1
Edinburgh +13 2 £410 +24.24%
Manchester +5 2 £175 -30.00%
Northamptonshire +5 2 £425 -10.52% 1
Staffordshire +1 2 £450 +103.38%
East Midlands -22 2 £425 +36.00% 1
Brighton - 2 - -
Banbury - 2 £425 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £450 -
Cheshire +23 1 £330 -12.00%
Berkshire +17 1 £400 -9.09% 2

Information Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 90 (48.65%) Information Security
2 56 (30.27%) SQL
3 36 (19.46%) CISSP
3 36 (19.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (17.84%) Microsoft
5 31 (16.76%) Microsoft Excel
5 31 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (15.68%) Finance
7 27 (14.59%) NHS
7 27 (14.59%) SQL Server
8 25 (13.51%) CISM
9 24 (12.97%) Degree
10 23 (12.43%) PCI DSS
10 23 (12.43%) Data Analysis
11 22 (11.89%) CISA
12 21 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (10.81%) Management Information System
14 19 (10.27%) Risk Management
15 18 (9.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (9.19%) Data Protection
16 17 (9.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (8.65%) Cybersecurity
18 15 (8.11%) Business Analysis
19 14 (7.57%) Information Management
20 13 (7.03%) ISMS
20 13 (7.03%) Incident Management
20 13 (7.03%) Legal
21 12 (6.49%) Firewall
21 12 (6.49%) Penetration Testing
22 11 (5.95%) VBA

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 5 (2.70%) SAS
2 4 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.62%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.08%) Confluence
5 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (16.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.08%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.86%) Office 365
2 5 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.08%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.54%) IaaS
5 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.49%) Firewall
2 5 (2.70%) Internet
2 5 (2.70%) VPN
3 4 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.62%) SNMP
5 2 (1.08%) LDAP
5 2 (1.08%) Network Security
6 1 (0.54%) Extranet
6 1 (0.54%) HTTP
6 1 (0.54%) Intranet
6 1 (0.54%) LAN
6 1 (0.54%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.54%) SAN
6 1 (0.54%) SMS
6 1 (0.54%) SSL
6 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.59%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (9.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.32%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.78%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (3.78%) MS Access
6 6 (3.24%) GIS
7 5 (2.70%) QlikView
8 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.62%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (1.62%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (1.08%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (1.08%) DB2
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.08%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) JIRA
2 1 (0.54%) ERwin
2 1 (0.54%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (0.54%) Toad
General
1 29 (15.68%) Finance
2 13 (7.03%) Legal
3 8 (4.32%) Banking
4 7 (3.78%) Retail
5 3 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.08%) Advertising
6 2 (1.08%) Back Office
6 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.08%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Local Government
7 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.24%) HTML
1 6 (3.24%) Regular Expression
2 4 (2.16%) Web Services
3 3 (1.62%) HTML5
4 2 (1.08%) CSS
4 2 (1.08%) JSON
4 2 (1.08%) SOAP
4 2 (1.08%) XML
4 2 (1.08%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.76%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (14.59%) NHS
3 20 (10.81%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.86%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (1.62%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.54%) BYOD
6 1 (0.54%) Clustering
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.54%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.54%) Fintech
6 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.54%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.54%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.54%) PMI
6 1 (0.54%) Replication
6 1 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.95%) Windows
2 4 (2.16%) Unix
2 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.62%) Linux
3 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.54%) AIX
4 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.54%) Solaris
4 1 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (48.65%) Information Security
2 23 (12.43%) Data Analysis
3 21 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (10.27%) Risk Management
5 17 (9.19%) Data Protection
6 16 (8.65%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (8.11%) Business Analysis
8 14 (7.57%) Information Management
9 13 (7.03%) Incident Management
9 13 (7.03%) ISMS
10 12 (6.49%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (5.41%) Data Loss Prevention
11 10 (5.41%) ITIL
12 9 (4.86%) Information Assurance
12 9 (4.86%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (4.86%) Security Management
12 9 (4.86%) Workflow
13 8 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (3.78%) Informatics
14 7 (3.78%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (30.27%) SQL
2 11 (5.95%) VBA
3 3 (1.62%) ANSI SQL
3 3 (1.62%) Java
3 3 (1.62%) R
4 2 (1.08%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.54%) C
5 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.54%) Perl
5 1 (0.54%) Python
5 1 (0.54%) Scala
5 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (19.46%) CISSP
2 25 (13.51%) CISM
3 24 (12.97%) Degree
4 22 (11.89%) CISA
5 8 (4.32%) CRISC
5 8 (4.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 6 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (3.24%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (1.62%) CCNA
8 3 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.62%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.08%) CNA
9 2 (1.08%) CNE
9 2 (1.08%) ISEB
9 2 (1.08%) MCSE
9 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.08%) Novell Certification
9 2 (1.08%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (19.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (12.43%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.41%) Data Quality
4 9 (4.86%) COBIT
5 8 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (2.16%) GDPR
7 3 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.54%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.54%) QA
8 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.62%) vSphere
3 2 (1.08%) RACF
4 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.62%) WMI
2 1 (0.54%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.54%) Nessus
2 1 (0.54%) Nmap
2 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (17.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.95%) Tableau
3 9 (4.86%) Intel
3 9 (4.86%) McAfee
4 8 (4.32%) Oracle
5 6 (3.24%) Alteryx
5 6 (3.24%) Cognos
6 4 (2.16%) Cisco
6 4 (2.16%) ESRI
6 4 (2.16%) Mapinfo
7 3 (1.62%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.62%) SAP
7 3 (1.62%) VMware
8 2 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.54%) BMC
9 1 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.54%) Sophos
9 1 (0.54%) Symantec
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