Period
to 17 August 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 277 259 292
Rank change year-on-year -18 +33 -25
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 870 1071 937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.98% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.04% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 688 543
UK median daily rate £373 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.43% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £128 £120 £125
90th Percentile £625 £575 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 131 129
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.45
90th Percentile £24.00 £23.00 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -6.67%

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 90773 103276 106884
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.87% 94.94% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58967 67332 66613
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2795 3117 4112
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +5.98% +5.46%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.11 £46.58 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.64% +2.91%

IT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured IT Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 August 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 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Analyst in the UK

IT 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 IT Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2017. 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 -12 798 £375 +7.14% 149
UK excluding London +4 471 £325 -1.52% 111
London -24 393 £400 -5.88% 45
South East -6 151 £300 -11.11% 30
Midlands +19 90 £350 +27.27% 22
North of England +40 70 £356 +5.56% 29
Scotland +50 62 £370 +13.41% 6
East Midlands +10 58 £350 +168.20% 5
East of England -43 55 £300 - 13
South West -10 46 £343 -6.16% 9
North West +12 35 £325 -7.14% 14
West Midlands +8 30 £375 +13.64% 17
Yorkshire +22 25 £376 +33.78% 15
North East +65 10 £325 -23.53%
Wales -16 4 £130 -65.33% 2

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 244 (28.05%) Windows
2 216 (24.83%) Finance
3 201 (23.10%) Active Directory
4 151 (17.36%) Business Analysis
5 147 (16.90%) Microsoft
6 139 (15.98%) Microsoft Office
7 126 (14.48%) Banking
8 122 (14.02%) ITIL
9 108 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
10 96 (11.03%) Windows 7
11 88 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
12 87 (10.00%) SQL
13 82 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 67 (7.70%) Windows Server
15 63 (7.24%) Microsoft Excel
16 57 (6.55%) Retail
17 56 (6.44%) Service Management
18 54 (6.21%) Change Management
18 54 (6.21%) Project Management
19 53 (6.09%) SharePoint
19 53 (6.09%) MS Exchange
20 52 (5.98%) Citrix
20 52 (5.98%) Degree
21 51 (5.86%) Investment Banking
22 48 (5.52%) Information Security
23 47 (5.40%) Windows Server 2008
24 46 (5.29%) VMware
25 44 (5.06%) Oracle
26 43 (4.94%) Windows 10
27 42 (4.83%) Asset 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 53 (6.09%) MS Exchange
1 53 (6.09%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (1.03%) Skype for Business
4 8 (0.92%) IBM Notes
5 7 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.57%) IIS
8 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.23%) Apache
9 2 (0.23%) CMS
9 2 (0.23%) Confluence
9 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.11%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 139 (15.98%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (7.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.11%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 7 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.57%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (0.34%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.23%) Endur
5 2 (0.23%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.11%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.79%) Office 365
2 7 (0.80%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.80%) Silverpop
3 5 (0.57%) G Suite
3 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.23%) Google Drive
5 2 (0.23%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.11%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.11%) GitHub
6 1 (0.11%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) SaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.71%) Firewall
2 31 (3.56%) DNS
3 28 (3.22%) LAN
3 28 (3.22%) TCP/IP
3 28 (3.22%) VPN
4 24 (2.76%) DHCP
5 23 (2.64%) WAN
6 17 (1.95%) Internet
7 14 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (1.49%) SAN
8 13 (1.49%) Wireless
9 12 (1.38%) VoIP
10 11 (1.26%) Network Security
11 6 (0.69%) BGP
11 6 (0.69%) iSCSI
11 6 (0.69%) OSPF
11 6 (0.69%) Skype
11 6 (0.69%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (0.69%) VXLAN
12 5 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (0.80%) Power BI
5 6 (0.69%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.69%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.46%) Big Data
6 4 (0.46%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.34%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.23%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.23%) Ingres
8 2 (0.23%) MySQL
8 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.11%) Essbase
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.11%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (2.53%) JIRA
2 4 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.11%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 216 (24.83%) Finance
2 126 (14.48%) Banking
3 57 (6.55%) Retail
4 51 (5.86%) Investment Banking
5 38 (4.37%) Front Office
6 34 (3.91%) Telecoms
7 30 (3.45%) Legal
8 26 (2.99%) Manufacturing
8 26 (2.99%) Marketing
9 13 (1.49%) Law
10 12 (1.38%) Automotive
11 11 (1.26%) Back Office
12 10 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.69%) International Banking
13 6 (0.69%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.57%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.57%) Electronics
14 5 (0.57%) French Language
15 4 (0.46%) Advertising
15 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.38%) Web Services
2 9 (1.03%) XML
3 6 (0.69%) SailPoint
4 5 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (0.46%) .NET
5 4 (0.46%) HTML
6 2 (0.23%) COM
6 2 (0.23%) Flash
6 2 (0.23%) FpML
6 2 (0.23%) HTML5
6 2 (0.23%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.23%) Middleware
6 2 (0.23%) Murex MxML
6 2 (0.23%) WCF
6 2 (0.23%) WPF
6 2 (0.23%) XSLT
7 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.11%) ODBC
7 1 (0.11%) REST
7 1 (0.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 88 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 36 (4.14%) Derivative
4 23 (2.64%) Data Centre
4 23 (2.64%) Fixed Income
5 21 (2.41%) Equities
6 18 (2.07%) Market Risk
7 12 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.38%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.26%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.15%) Smartphone
10 9 (1.03%) Fintech
10 9 (1.03%) iPad
11 8 (0.92%) iPhone
11 8 (0.92%) NHS
12 7 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.80%) PMI
12 7 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 244 (28.05%) Windows
2 96 (11.03%) Windows 7
3 67 (7.70%) Windows Server
4 47 (5.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (4.94%) Windows 10
6 41 (4.71%) Linux
7 30 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (2.41%) Unix
9 20 (2.30%) Windows 8
9 20 (2.30%) Windows XP
10 16 (1.84%) Android
11 15 (1.72%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (0.57%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.34%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.11%) MVS
16 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (17.36%) Business Analysis
2 122 (14.02%) ITIL
3 108 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (6.44%) Service Management
6 54 (6.21%) Change Management
6 54 (6.21%) Project Management
7 48 (5.52%) Information Security
8 42 (4.83%) Asset Management
9 41 (4.71%) SDLC
10 38 (4.37%) Migration
11 37 (4.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 33 (3.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 31 (3.56%) Incident Management
13 31 (3.56%) Process Improvement
14 30 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
14 30 (3.45%) ITSM
14 30 (3.45%) User Stories
15 29 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
15 29 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 87 (10.00%) SQL
2 16 (1.84%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.15%) C
4 8 (0.92%) Python
5 5 (0.57%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.57%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.46%) C#
6 4 (0.46%) C++
6 4 (0.46%) Java
6 4 (0.46%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.46%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.46%) R
6 4 (0.46%) VBA
7 3 (0.34%) MATLAB
7 3 (0.34%) Perl
8 2 (0.23%) Ruby
8 2 (0.23%) VB
8 2 (0.23%) VBScript
9 1 (0.11%) Korn
9 1 (0.11%) RPG
Qualifications
1 52 (5.98%) Degree
2 25 (2.87%) CISSP
3 23 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
4 21 (2.41%) ISEB
5 18 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.07%) Security Cleared
6 15 (1.72%) CISM
7 11 (1.26%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.15%) MCSE
9 9 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.03%) MCP
9 9 (1.03%) PMI Certification
9 9 (1.03%) SSCP
10 8 (0.92%) CCNA
11 7 (0.80%) CCNP
11 7 (0.80%) CISA
11 7 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.80%) PMP
12 6 (0.69%) IIBA
13 5 (0.57%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.60%) SLA
2 33 (3.79%) PMO
3 30 (3.45%) MiFID
4 25 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (2.07%) QA
6 10 (1.15%) GDPR
7 8 (0.92%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.57%) COBIT
9 5 (0.57%) EMIR
9 5 (0.57%) ISAE 3402
9 5 (0.57%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.23%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.23%) IFRS
12 2 (0.23%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 2 (0.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 201 (23.10%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.61%) XenApp
4 11 (1.26%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.92%) vSphere
6 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.23%) Docker
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.23%) Xen
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 33 (3.79%) SCCM
2 7 (0.80%) NetBackup
3 6 (0.69%) DatAdvantage
3 6 (0.69%) Dollar Universe
3 6 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (0.57%) Aspera SmartTrack
4 5 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.46%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.34%) Control-M
6 3 (0.34%) DameWare
6 3 (0.34%) Nessus
6 3 (0.34%) WSUS
7 2 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.23%) Netcool
7 2 (0.23%) Puppet
7 2 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.11%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 147 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 52 (5.98%) Citrix
3 46 (5.29%) VMware
4 44 (5.06%) Oracle
5 41 (4.71%) Cisco
6 33 (3.79%) SAP
7 23 (2.64%) ServiceNow
8 21 (2.41%) HP
9 20 (2.30%) Google
10 15 (1.72%) Remedy
11 14 (1.61%) McAfee
12 13 (1.49%) Splunk
13 12 (1.38%) Charles River
14 11 (1.26%) Qualys
14 11 (1.26%) Varonis
15 10 (1.15%) Palo Alto
16 9 (1.03%) Bloomberg
16 9 (1.03%) Fidessa
17 8 (0.92%) Apple
17 8 (0.92%) Lotus