The median contractor rate for a IT Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 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.

IT Analyst
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 265 245
Rank change year-on-year +10 -20  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 426 499 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.89% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.94% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 304 293
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £295
% change year-on-year +7.69% +10.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 61 71
Median hourly rate £14.70 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £10.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.55 £23.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14%  

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 44572 53135 52859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28959 34612 32049
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1536 2107
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

IT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Analyst over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Analyst over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Analyst in the UK

IT 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 IT Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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 -4 388 £378 +7.85% 118
London -5 174 £425 +3.65% 41
South East +5 85 £350 +7.69% 29
City of London +6 45 £525 +40.00% 14
East of England -26 33 £155 -39.21% 5
Scotland +45 31 £350 - 3
Hampshire +9 26 £300 - 7
East Midlands +5 25 £500 +354.54% 5
South West +1 25 £288 -22.29% 13
Edinburgh +18 20 £350 -3.44%
Surrey +5 16 £443 +5.04% 7
North West +35 15 £338 -3.57% 8
Yorkshire +24 15 £375 +30.43% 10
Berkshire +29 13 £306 +15.56% 4
Wiltshire 0 10 £288 -36.11% 2
Derby -8 10 £500 +354.54%
Derbyshire -11 10 £500 +350.45% 1
Oxfordshire -12 10 £145 -58.57% 4
West Yorkshire +22 9 £376 +54.35% 9
West Midlands +17 9 £388 +19.23% 6
Cambridgeshire +7 9 £111 -68.80%
Hertfordshire +3 9 £325 +1.96% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 9 £425 +46.55% 6
Essex -15 9 £155 -61.25% 1
Glasgow +10 8 £383 +83.23% 1
Kent +19 7 £140 -51.51%
West Sussex +7 7 £390 -9.30% 1
Northamptonshire +4 7 £318 +188.63%
Milton Keynes +2 7 £425 +46.55% 1
Fareham - 7 £310 - 2

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT 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 IT Analyst in the job title.

1 221 (29.19%) Windows
2 198 (26.16%) Finance
3 166 (21.93%) Microsoft
3 166 (21.93%) Active Directory
4 145 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
5 141 (18.63%) ITIL
6 128 (16.91%) Business Analysis
7 115 (15.19%) Windows 7
8 112 (14.80%) Banking
9 86 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 85 (11.23%) Agile Software Development
11 76 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
12 64 (8.45%) SQL
13 54 (7.13%) MS Exchange
14 50 (6.61%) Degree
15 48 (6.34%) Service Management
16 46 (6.08%) Microsoft Excel
16 46 (6.08%) SharePoint
16 46 (6.08%) Citrix
17 44 (5.81%) Windows 10
17 44 (5.81%) Windows Server
18 43 (5.68%) Information Security
19 42 (5.55%) Cisco
19 42 (5.55%) Project Management
20 40 (5.28%) VPN
20 40 (5.28%) Investment Banking
20 40 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
21 37 (4.89%) SLA
21 37 (4.89%) Firewall
21 37 (4.89%) Risk Management

IT 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 54 (7.13%) MS Exchange
2 46 (6.08%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (1.19%) IBM Notes
7 8 (1.06%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.79%) IIS
9 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.66%) Confluence
11 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.26%) Apache
12 2 (0.26%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.13%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 145 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (6.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 21 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.26%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.26%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.26%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (0.26%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.13%) Endur
4 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.13%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.10%) Office 365
2 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.53%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) G Suite
5 1 (0.13%) GitHub
5 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.28%) VPN
2 37 (4.89%) Firewall
3 18 (2.38%) LAN
3 18 (2.38%) Wireless
4 17 (2.25%) WAN
5 16 (2.11%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.98%) DNS
6 15 (1.98%) Internet
7 11 (1.45%) DHCP
7 11 (1.45%) VoIP
8 8 (1.06%) SAN
9 7 (0.92%) Network Security
9 7 (0.92%) OSPF
10 6 (0.79%) BGP
10 6 (0.79%) iSCSI
10 6 (0.79%) Structured Cabling
10 6 (0.79%) VXLAN
11 4 (0.53%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.53%) Intranet
11 4 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.79%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.53%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.40%) Big Data
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.26%) MS Access
6 2 (0.26%) QlikView
6 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.13%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.13%) Essbase
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.13%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.13%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (1.85%) JIRA
2 6 (0.79%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.26%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.26%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.13%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.13%) Rational Software Modeler
6 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 198 (26.16%) Finance
2 112 (14.80%) Banking
3 40 (5.28%) Investment Banking
4 34 (4.49%) Retail
5 28 (3.70%) Front Office
6 24 (3.17%) Manufacturing
7 22 (2.91%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.51%) Legal
9 13 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.45%) Back Office
11 10 (1.32%) Law
11 10 (1.32%) Marketing
12 9 (1.19%) Automotive
12 9 (1.19%) French Language
13 8 (1.06%) Advertising
13 8 (1.06%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.53%) Electronics
14 4 (0.53%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.40%) Games
15 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.32%) XML
2 6 (0.79%) .NET
2 6 (0.79%) Web Services
3 5 (0.66%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (0.53%) SOAP
5 2 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.26%) FpML
5 2 (0.26%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.26%) Murex MxML
5 2 (0.26%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.13%) COM
6 1 (0.13%) J2EE
6 1 (0.13%) REST
6 1 (0.13%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.13%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.13%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.13%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.57%) Derivative
3 22 (2.91%) Blackberry
4 19 (2.51%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.25%) Equities
6 16 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.98%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.45%) CMDB
8 11 (1.45%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.19%) Market Risk
9 9 (1.19%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.06%) iPad
10 8 (1.06%) iPhone
10 8 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.79%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (0.79%) Life Science
11 6 (0.79%) NHS
11 6 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 221 (29.19%) Windows
2 115 (15.19%) Windows 7
3 44 (5.81%) Windows 10
3 44 (5.81%) Windows Server
4 40 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (3.57%) Linux
5 27 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (3.30%) Windows XP
7 23 (3.04%) Windows 8
8 10 (1.32%) Unix
8 10 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.92%) Android
11 6 (0.79%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.26%) Solaris
12 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (18.63%) ITIL
2 128 (16.91%) Business Analysis
3 86 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 85 (11.23%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (6.34%) Service Management
6 43 (5.68%) Information Security
7 42 (5.55%) Project Management
8 37 (4.89%) Risk Management
9 36 (4.76%) Migration
10 34 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
11 32 (4.23%) SDLC
11 32 (4.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 31 (4.10%) Asset Management
13 27 (3.57%) ERP
14 26 (3.43%) Change Management
15 25 (3.30%) Change Control
16 24 (3.17%) PRINCE2
16 24 (3.17%) Systems Analysis
17 23 (3.04%) Incident Management
17 23 (3.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 64 (8.45%) SQL
2 15 (1.98%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.19%) Java
4 8 (1.06%) VBA
5 5 (0.66%) C
6 4 (0.53%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.53%) VBScript
7 3 (0.40%) C#
7 3 (0.40%) C++
7 3 (0.40%) Perl
7 3 (0.40%) PHP
7 3 (0.40%) Python
8 2 (0.26%) COBOL
8 2 (0.26%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.26%) Ruby
9 1 (0.13%) JCL
9 1 (0.13%) Korn
9 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (6.61%) Degree
2 31 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
3 20 (2.64%) ISEB
4 19 (2.51%) CISSP
5 16 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.98%) CISM
6 15 (1.98%) Security Cleared
7 12 (1.59%) MCP
8 11 (1.45%) MCSE
8 11 (1.45%) SC Cleared
9 9 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.06%) SSCP
11 7 (0.92%) CCNA
11 7 (0.92%) CCNP
11 7 (0.92%) MCSA
12 6 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.66%) CEH
13 5 (0.66%) CISA
14 4 (0.53%) GCWN
14 4 (0.53%) GISF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.89%) SLA
2 33 (4.36%) PMO
3 32 (4.23%) MiFID
4 23 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.98%) QA
6 13 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
7 12 (1.59%) COBIT
8 9 (1.19%) SEPA
9 8 (1.06%) EMIR
10 7 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.92%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.66%) GDPR
12 4 (0.53%) GxP
13 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
14 1 (0.13%) Basel III
14 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.13%) IFRS
14 1 (0.13%) ISO19770
14 1 (0.13%) ISO20022
System Software
1 166 (21.93%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.45%) XenApp
3 11 (1.45%) XenDesktop
4 7 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.66%) vSphere
6 4 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.40%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.26%) Docker
8 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.26%) Xen
9 1 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 25 (3.30%) SCCM
2 4 (0.53%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.40%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.40%) DameWare
3 3 (0.40%) DatAdvantage
3 3 (0.40%) Dollar Universe
3 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.40%) SCOM
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.26%) Puppet
4 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.13%) SCSM
5 1 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 166 (21.93%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.08%) Citrix
3 42 (5.55%) Cisco
4 34 (4.49%) VMware
5 28 (3.70%) Oracle
6 26 (3.43%) SAP
7 20 (2.64%) HP
8 10 (1.32%) LANDesk
8 10 (1.32%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.19%) Lotus
9 9 (1.19%) Remedy
10 7 (0.92%) Bloomberg
10 7 (0.92%) Fidessa
10 7 (0.92%) Palo Alto
11 6 (0.79%) Arista
11 6 (0.79%) Fortinet
11 6 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.79%) SolarWinds
11 6 (0.79%) Splunk
11 6 (0.79%) Varonis
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ebury
Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Highlands & Islands
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derbyshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 22 days ago