Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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.

IT Analyst
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 283 280
Rank change year-on-year -35 -3 -11
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 777 807 996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.89% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.93% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 513 611
UK median daily rate £335 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.67% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £113 £143 £126
90th Percentile £569 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -10.71% +6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 81 127
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £10.16 £9.81 £9.89
90th Percentile £30.11 £28.00 £23.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.27 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.75% -13.33% +7.14%

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 94,869 86,564 101,481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,095 55,999 65,887
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £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 2,864 3,105
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 £48.68 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +18.87%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 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 -48 704 £350 -6.67% 202
UK excluding London -2 445 £313 -10.71% 139
London -39 325 £375 -6.25% 72
South East -37 131 £413 +17.86% 41
Midlands +13 92 £313 -16.67% 23
North of England -31 84 £375 +15.38% 30
Scotland -25 61 £120 -65.71% 4
North West +7 47 £400 +28.00% 22
West Midlands +12 44 £313 -16.67% 14
East Midlands -1 43 £300 -29.41% 9
East of England -10 42 £325 +42.08% 16
South West -4 35 £450 +56.52% 20
Yorkshire -21 31 £373 +6.43% 6
North East -9 6 £105 -67.69% 2
Northern Ireland +19 3 £109 - 2
Wales -3 3 £358 - 1

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 252 (32.43%) Windows
2 213 (27.41%) Active Directory
3 193 (24.84%) Finance
4 172 (22.14%) Microsoft
5 156 (20.08%) ITIL
6 125 (16.09%) Microsoft Office
7 113 (14.54%) Business Analysis
8 97 (12.48%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (11.58%) Windows 7
10 89 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 79 (10.17%) Windows 10
12 77 (9.91%) Office 365
13 73 (9.40%) Banking
14 68 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
15 66 (8.49%) SQL
16 60 (7.72%) Service Management
17 59 (7.59%) Windows Server
18 57 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
19 56 (7.21%) Project Management
20 52 (6.69%) Information Security
21 48 (6.18%) Citrix
22 47 (6.05%) Migration
22 47 (6.05%) Retail
23 46 (5.92%) MS Exchange
24 40 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
25 39 (5.02%) SCCM
26 38 (4.89%) SharePoint
27 37 (4.76%) ITSM
28 35 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
29 34 (4.38%) Management Information System

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 46 (5.92%) MS Exchange
2 38 (4.89%) SharePoint
3 29 (3.73%) Skype for Business
4 19 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.03%) IIS
6 6 (0.77%) SAS
7 5 (0.64%) JBoss
8 4 (0.51%) CMS
8 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.39%) Apache
9 3 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.26%) Confluence
10 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 125 (16.09%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.26%) assyst
2 2 (0.26%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (0.26%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.26%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) Eikon
3 1 (0.13%) Endur
3 1 (0.13%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.13%) Maximo
3 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.13%) Primavera
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 77 (9.91%) Office 365
2 18 (2.32%) SaaS
3 10 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.77%) G Suite
5 4 (0.51%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.51%) PaaS
6 3 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.99%) VPN
2 26 (3.35%) Firewall
3 24 (3.09%) LAN
4 23 (2.96%) Skype
5 21 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 20 (2.57%) WAN
7 17 (2.19%) DNS
7 17 (2.19%) Wireless
8 16 (2.06%) DHCP
8 16 (2.06%) SMS
9 13 (1.67%) VoIP
10 10 (1.29%) Internet
11 9 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.90%) Network Security
13 6 (0.77%) Broadband
14 5 (0.64%) IP Telephony
15 4 (0.51%) SSH
15 4 (0.51%) SSL
16 3 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (0.77%) MS Access
5 5 (0.64%) Big Data
5 5 (0.64%) Data Mining
5 5 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.51%) Blockchain
6 4 (0.51%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.39%) GIS
7 3 (0.39%) QlikView
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.26%) OLAP
8 2 (0.26%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.13%) phpMyAdmin
9 1 (0.13%) Presto
Development Applications
1 19 (2.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.13%) MSI
2 1 (0.13%) Rational Team Concert
2 1 (0.13%) Subversion
2 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.13%) Toad
2 1 (0.13%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 193 (24.84%) Finance
2 73 (9.40%) Banking
3 47 (6.05%) Retail
4 26 (3.35%) Investment Banking
4 26 (3.35%) Legal
5 21 (2.70%) Front Office
6 17 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 16 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.93%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.67%) Advertising
9 13 (1.67%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.67%) Law
9 13 (1.67%) Marketing
10 12 (1.54%) Back Office
11 6 (0.77%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.64%) Automotive
13 4 (0.51%) Billing
13 4 (0.51%) German Language
13 4 (0.51%) International Banking
13 4 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.42%) XML
2 9 (1.16%) Web Services
3 6 (0.77%) FpML
3 6 (0.77%) Middleware
4 5 (0.64%) .NET
5 2 (0.26%) HTML
5 2 (0.26%) Kafka
5 2 (0.26%) LDAP
5 2 (0.26%) MDX
6 1 (0.13%) COM
6 1 (0.13%) CSS
6 1 (0.13%) Gearman
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.13%) JSP
6 1 (0.13%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.13%) ODBC
6 1 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.13%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.13%) XSLT
6 1 (0.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 33 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (2.06%) Blackberry
5 16 (2.06%) Fixed Income
6 12 (1.54%) LIMS
7 11 (1.42%) CMDB
7 11 (1.42%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.42%) Life Science
8 10 (1.29%) Derivative
8 10 (1.29%) iPhone
9 9 (1.16%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.16%) NHS
9 9 (1.16%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.03%) EPoS
10 8 (1.03%) User Experience
10 8 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.90%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.90%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 252 (32.43%) Windows
2 90 (11.58%) Windows 7
3 79 (10.17%) Windows 10
4 59 (7.59%) Windows Server
5 40 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (3.86%) Windows 8
8 28 (3.60%) Linux
9 26 (3.35%) Android
10 20 (2.57%) Apple iOS
11 18 (2.32%) Mac OS X
11 18 (2.32%) Windows XP
12 14 (1.80%) Unix
13 10 (1.29%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.39%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (20.08%) ITIL
2 113 (14.54%) Business Analysis
3 97 (12.48%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (7.72%) Service Management
6 57 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
7 56 (7.21%) Project Management
8 52 (6.69%) Information Security
9 47 (6.05%) Migration
10 37 (4.76%) ITSM
11 34 (4.38%) Use Case
12 33 (4.25%) Asset Management
13 32 (4.12%) Change Management
13 32 (4.12%) Cybersecurity
13 32 (4.12%) Data Analysis
13 32 (4.12%) Incident Management
14 29 (3.73%) User Stories
15 25 (3.22%) CRM
16 23 (2.96%) Waterfall
17 22 (2.83%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 66 (8.49%) SQL
2 19 (2.45%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.42%) Java
3 11 (1.42%) VBA
4 7 (0.90%) C
5 4 (0.51%) C#
5 4 (0.51%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.39%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.26%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.26%) Python
7 2 (0.26%) R
7 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.26%) VB
7 2 (0.26%) XMLA
8 1 (0.13%) COBOL
8 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.13%) Perl
8 1 (0.13%) PHP
8 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (4.25%) Degree
2 28 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
5 21 (2.70%) CISSP
6 14 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.67%) ISEB
8 12 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.42%) MCP
10 10 (1.29%) CISM
11 7 (0.90%) CCNA
11 7 (0.90%) CCSP
11 7 (0.90%) CEH
11 7 (0.90%) IIBA
12 6 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.77%) MCSE
13 5 (0.64%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 4 (0.51%) CompTIA Security+
14 4 (0.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.25%) SLA
2 28 (3.60%) PMO
3 19 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (2.32%) GDPR
5 14 (1.80%) PCI DSS
5 14 (1.80%) QA
6 11 (1.42%) GxP
7 8 (1.03%) MiFID
8 7 (0.90%) COBIT
8 7 (0.90%) EMIR
9 6 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.77%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 5 (0.64%) GCP
10 5 (0.64%) GLP
10 5 (0.64%) GMP
11 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.26%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 213 (27.41%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.03%) BitLocker
5 5 (0.64%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.39%) vSphere
8 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.13%) Snort
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (5.02%) SCCM
2 19 (2.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.64%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.51%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.51%) Nessus
4 4 (0.51%) SCOM
4 4 (0.51%) WSUS
5 3 (0.39%) Control-M
5 3 (0.39%) CSIRT
5 3 (0.39%) OpenView
5 3 (0.39%) OVSD
5 3 (0.39%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.39%) WMI
6 2 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.26%) QRadar
6 2 (0.26%) RSA enVision
6 2 (0.26%) SCSM
Vendors
1 172 (22.14%) Microsoft
2 48 (6.18%) Citrix
3 33 (4.25%) VMware
4 31 (3.99%) Cisco
5 27 (3.47%) ServiceNow
6 25 (3.22%) Oracle
7 24 (3.09%) Apple
8 17 (2.19%) Ivanti
9 14 (1.80%) HP
10 11 (1.42%) Remedy
11 10 (1.29%) Dell
11 10 (1.29%) Splunk
12 9 (1.16%) Google
12 9 (1.16%) iManage
12 9 (1.16%) Qualys
12 9 (1.16%) SAP
13 8 (1.03%) McAfee
14 6 (0.77%) CyberArk
14 6 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
14 6 (0.77%) Snow