Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £354 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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.

IT Analyst
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 295 264
Rank change year-on-year +12 -31 +1
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 874 749 1,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.79% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.84% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 485 610
UK median daily rate £354 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £124 £122 £135
90th Percentile £553 £575 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £334
% change year-on-year +8.33% -10.11% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 93 142
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £9.90 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £26.20 £25.50 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% -3.45%

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 95,460 89,566 102,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,406 58,384 65,671
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 3,195 3,744
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Analyst in the UK

IT Analyst
Top 16 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 19 February 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 +17 793 £356 +1.71% 275
UK excluding London +40 499 £325 +8.33% 229
London +2 364 £400 -3.03% 61
South East -6 146 £331 -5.36% 54
North of England +70 117 £375 +57.89% 72
Midlands +37 86 £350 +150.00% 41
Scotland +3 67 £320 +16.36% 9
North West +39 61 £378 +67.78% 34
West Midlands +36 45 £350 +78.34% 26
Yorkshire +11 45 £375 +50.00% 32
South West +9 43 £389 +17.80% 31
East of England -27 41 £281 +25.00% 16
East Midlands +8 39 £413 +211.32% 15
North East +45 11 £138 - 6
Wales -8 3 £390 +21.88% 6
Northern Ireland -15 1 - -

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT 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 IT Analyst in the job title.

1 275 (31.46%) Windows
2 210 (24.03%) Active Directory
3 186 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 186 (21.28%) Finance
4 172 (19.68%) ITIL
5 142 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
6 129 (14.76%) Business Analysis
7 113 (12.93%) Windows 7
8 101 (11.56%) Banking
9 100 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
10 99 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 89 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
12 71 (8.12%) Office 365
12 71 (8.12%) SQL
13 70 (8.01%) Service Management
14 69 (7.89%) Windows 10
15 64 (7.32%) Windows Server
15 64 (7.32%) SLA
16 61 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
17 58 (6.64%) MS Exchange
18 55 (6.29%) Degree
19 54 (6.18%) Project Management
20 53 (6.06%) Citrix
21 50 (5.72%) Migration
22 49 (5.61%) Information Security
23 47 (5.38%) Management Information System
24 46 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
25 43 (4.92%) SharePoint
25 43 (4.92%) Retail
25 43 (4.92%) SCCM

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 58 (6.64%) MS Exchange
2 43 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.40%) Skype for Business
4 19 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.92%) CMS
6 7 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.57%) Confluence
7 5 (0.57%) Documentum
7 5 (0.57%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.46%) SAS
8 4 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.34%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.23%) Apache
10 2 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.23%) IIS
10 2 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 142 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.23%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.23%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Elite 3E
2 8 (0.92%) Carpe Diem
3 4 (0.46%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.23%) Eikon
4 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.23%) Maximo
4 2 (0.23%) PlanetPress Connect
4 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.23%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.23%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.23%) Summit
5 1 (0.11%) Aligne
5 1 (0.11%) assyst
5 1 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Primavera
5 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (8.12%) Office 365
2 7 (0.80%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.80%) Silverpop
3 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.69%) SaaS
4 5 (0.57%) Google Drive
5 4 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.46%) G Suite
6 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.32%) Firewall
2 22 (2.52%) Skype
2 22 (2.52%) SMS
3 21 (2.40%) Internet
4 20 (2.29%) Wireless
5 19 (2.17%) LAN
6 18 (2.06%) VPN
7 17 (1.95%) WAN
8 15 (1.72%) DNS
8 15 (1.72%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.49%) DHCP
10 10 (1.14%) SAN
10 10 (1.14%) VoIP
11 9 (1.03%) Intranet
12 8 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (0.80%) Network Security
13 7 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.46%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.29%) Power BI
2 16 (1.83%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.26%) Spotfire
5 5 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.46%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.46%) MS Access
7 3 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.34%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.23%) Big Data
8 2 (0.23%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.23%) DTS
8 2 (0.23%) EDMS
8 2 (0.23%) OLAP
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.23%) QlikView
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (3.32%) JIRA
2 5 (0.57%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.57%) Maven
2 5 (0.57%) TeamCity
3 4 (0.46%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 186 (21.28%) Finance
2 101 (11.56%) Banking
3 43 (4.92%) Retail
4 42 (4.81%) Front Office
5 39 (4.46%) Investment Banking
6 28 (3.20%) Manufacturing
7 27 (3.09%) Legal
8 21 (2.40%) Marketing
9 19 (2.17%) Telecoms
10 17 (1.95%) Law
11 13 (1.49%) Retail Banking
12 10 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 10 (1.14%) Publishing
13 9 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.92%) Back Office
14 8 (0.92%) International Banking
15 7 (0.80%) Advertising
16 6 (0.69%) Electronics
17 5 (0.57%) Private Banking
18 4 (0.46%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.80%) .NET
2 6 (0.69%) Web Services
3 4 (0.46%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (0.46%) XML
4 3 (0.34%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.34%) HTML
4 3 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.34%) Swing
5 2 (0.23%) CSS
6 1 (0.11%) ADO
6 1 (0.11%) HTML5
6 1 (0.11%) MDX
6 1 (0.11%) Middleware
6 1 (0.11%) SAML
6 1 (0.11%) Spring
6 1 (0.11%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 89 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.38%) Management Information System
3 21 (2.40%) Smartphone
4 19 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (1.95%) Derivative
5 17 (1.95%) Fixed Income
5 17 (1.95%) iPhone
6 15 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 14 (1.60%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (1.03%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.03%) EPoS
9 9 (1.03%) Market Risk
9 9 (1.03%) PKI
10 8 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (0.92%) Marketing Technology
11 7 (0.80%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.80%) FMCG
11 7 (0.80%) PDA
11 7 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 275 (31.46%) Windows
2 113 (12.93%) Windows 7
3 69 (7.89%) Windows 10
4 64 (7.32%) Windows Server
5 38 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (3.55%) Linux
8 25 (2.86%) Android
8 25 (2.86%) Unix
9 21 (2.40%) Windows 8
10 20 (2.29%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.72%) Windows XP
12 11 (1.26%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.23%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.11%) NetWare
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (19.68%) ITIL
2 129 (14.76%) Business Analysis
3 100 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 70 (8.01%) Service Management
6 54 (6.18%) Project Management
7 50 (5.72%) Migration
8 49 (5.61%) Information Security
9 46 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
10 40 (4.58%) Incident Management
10 40 (4.58%) SDLC
11 38 (4.35%) Analytics
12 37 (4.23%) Change Management
12 37 (4.23%) PRINCE2
13 35 (4.00%) Process Improvement
14 33 (3.78%) Asset Management
14 33 (3.78%) Data Analysis
14 33 (3.78%) Waterfall
15 32 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
16 31 (3.55%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 71 (8.12%) SQL
2 19 (2.17%) Java
3 15 (1.72%) PowerShell
4 12 (1.37%) VBA
5 9 (1.03%) Perl
5 9 (1.03%) Python
6 7 (0.80%) Bash Shell
6 7 (0.80%) Shell Script
7 6 (0.69%) C
7 6 (0.69%) C++
8 5 (0.57%) C#
8 5 (0.57%) Korn
9 3 (0.34%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.34%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.34%) VB
10 2 (0.23%) COBOL
10 2 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.23%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.23%) R
11 1 (0.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 55 (6.29%) Degree
2 40 (4.58%) ITIL Certification
2 40 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 31 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 30 (3.43%) CISSP
5 20 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.95%) CISM
7 15 (1.72%) MCP
8 13 (1.49%) ISEB
9 12 (1.37%) CRISC
10 10 (1.14%) MCSE
11 8 (0.92%) CGEIT
11 8 (0.92%) CISA
11 8 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (0.80%) PMP
13 6 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.69%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.57%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (7.32%) SLA
2 28 (3.20%) PMO
3 17 (1.95%) GDPR
3 17 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (1.37%) QA
7 10 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.57%) ISAE 3402
8 5 (0.57%) MiFID
9 3 (0.34%) GxP
10 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.23%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.11%) Basel III
11 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.11%) IFRS
11 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 210 (24.03%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.92%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.69%) Terminal Services
5 5 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.57%) XenApp
6 3 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.23%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Snort
8 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 43 (4.92%) SCCM
2 15 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.57%) AirWatch
4 5 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.57%) WMI
5 4 (0.46%) OpenView
5 4 (0.46%) OVSD
5 4 (0.46%) WSUS
6 3 (0.34%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.34%) SCOM
7 2 (0.23%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.11%) Nessus
8 1 (0.11%) Netcool
8 1 (0.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.11%) QRadar
8 1 (0.11%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 186 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.06%) Citrix
3 33 (3.78%) VMware
4 31 (3.55%) HP
5 26 (2.97%) Oracle
6 23 (2.63%) ServiceNow
7 22 (2.52%) Apple
8 21 (2.40%) Cisco
8 21 (2.40%) Google
9 20 (2.29%) Remedy
10 17 (1.95%) Qualys
11 15 (1.72%) iManage
11 15 (1.72%) Ivanti
11 15 (1.72%) SAP
11 15 (1.72%) Tableau
12 10 (1.14%) Avaya
12 10 (1.14%) Splunk
13 9 (1.03%) Bloomberg
13 9 (1.03%) Dell
14 7 (0.80%) Charles River