The median contractor rate for a IT Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Analyst
UK
Rank 267 266 244
Rank change year-on-year -1 -22  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 393 469 487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.88% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.93% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 281 279
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £157 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £294
% change year-on-year -5.79% +17.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 53 76
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.10 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  

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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +1 366 £375 - 124
London +2 163 £425 -5.55% 23
South East +3 79 £390 +13.04% 40
City of London +17 36 £513 +2.50% 8
East of England -4 27 £155 -52.30% 6
Hampshire +1 25 £340 +23.63% 5
Yorkshire +17 22 £313 +36.61% 15
Scotland +9 22 £250 -28.57% 6
Surrey +10 20 £450 +17.26% 8
South West -2 20 £288 -25.32% 13
East Midlands +2 18 £210 +19.65% 1
North West +27 17 £263 +56.71% 12
West Yorkshire +13 16 £325 +42.07% 11
Edinburgh +8 13 £153 -56.42% 5
Berkshire +25 11 £364 +77.43% 8
Cambridgeshire +15 11 £94 -70.52%
Wiltshire +7 11 £288 -34.28% 4
West Midlands +5 10 £369 +13.46% 13
Hertfordshire +1 9 £330 +29.41% 1
Oxfordshire -12 9 £145 -58.57% 7
North East -5 8 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 8 £375 +29.31% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 - -
Tyne and Wear - 8 - -
Manchester +13 7 £325 +140.74% 5
Glasgow +5 7 £375 +79.64%
Milton Keynes +1 7 £400 +37.93% 4
Fareham - 7 £310 -
Kent +11 6 £390 +12.23% 2
Cambridge +8 6 £268 -16.40%

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 230 (30.30%) Windows
2 191 (25.16%) Finance
3 185 (24.37%) Microsoft
4 170 (22.40%) Active Directory
5 154 (20.29%) MS Office
6 149 (19.63%) ITIL
7 124 (16.34%) Windows 7
8 110 (14.49%) MS Excel
9 109 (14.36%) Banking
10 108 (14.23%) Business Analysis
11 83 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 77 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
13 71 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
14 63 (8.30%) SQL
15 61 (8.04%) MS Exchange
16 55 (7.25%) Degree
17 49 (6.46%) Service Management
17 49 (6.46%) Information Security
18 46 (6.06%) SharePoint
19 45 (5.93%) Windows 10
20 44 (5.80%) Firewall
21 43 (5.67%) Cisco
22 40 (5.27%) Citrix
22 40 (5.27%) Risk Management
23 37 (4.87%) Investment Banking
24 36 (4.74%) VPN
25 35 (4.61%) Project Management
26 34 (4.48%) Windows Server
27 33 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
27 33 (4.35%) Office 365

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 61 (8.04%) MS Exchange
2 46 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 30 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.19%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.79%) IBM Notes
7 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.79%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.66%) Confluence
8 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.26%) CMS
9 2 (0.26%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.13%) FileNet
10 1 (0.13%) StreamWeaver
10 1 (0.13%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 154 (20.29%) MS Office
2 110 (14.49%) MS Excel
3 25 (3.29%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.40%) MS 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
2 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.26%) assyst
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%) Adaptiv
4 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.13%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.13%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.13%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.35%) Office 365
2 9 (1.19%) 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%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.80%) Firewall
2 36 (4.74%) VPN
3 17 (2.24%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.11%) LAN
4 16 (2.11%) WAN
5 15 (1.98%) Wireless
6 11 (1.45%) DNS
7 10 (1.32%) Internet
7 10 (1.32%) Network Security
8 8 (1.05%) DHCP
8 8 (1.05%) VoIP
9 5 (0.66%) OSPF
9 5 (0.66%) WLAN
10 4 (0.53%) BGP
10 4 (0.53%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.53%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.53%) SAN
10 4 (0.53%) Skype
10 4 (0.53%) SSL
10 4 (0.53%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.53%) Big Data
3 4 (0.53%) MS Access
3 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.40%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.40%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.26%) QlikView
5 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.13%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.13%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.13%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (1.84%) JIRA
2 5 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.26%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.13%) Rational Software Modeler
5 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 191 (25.16%) Finance
2 109 (14.36%) Banking
3 37 (4.87%) Investment Banking
4 32 (4.22%) Retail
5 27 (3.56%) Front Office
6 23 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.77%) Legal
7 21 (2.77%) Manufacturing
8 16 (2.11%) Law
9 15 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.32%) Back Office
10 10 (1.32%) Marketing
11 9 (1.19%) French Language
12 8 (1.05%) Advertising
12 8 (1.05%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.53%) Automotive
13 4 (0.53%) Electronics
14 3 (0.40%) Local Government
14 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.19%) XML
2 5 (0.66%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (0.53%) .NET
3 4 (0.53%) SOAP
4 3 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (0.40%) Middleware
4 3 (0.40%) Web Services
5 2 (0.26%) Murex MxML
6 1 (0.13%) COM
6 1 (0.13%) FpML
6 1 (0.13%) REST
6 1 (0.13%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Series 60
6 1 (0.13%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.13%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.13%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.69%) Blackberry
3 25 (3.29%) Derivative
4 19 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 19 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.24%) Equities
6 14 (1.84%) Fixed Income
7 13 (1.71%) Smartphone
8 11 (1.45%) CMDB
9 10 (1.32%) Credit Risk
10 9 (1.19%) iPad
10 9 (1.19%) iPhone
10 9 (1.19%) Market Risk
11 8 (1.05%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.79%) User Experience
13 5 (0.66%) Cyber Attack
13 5 (0.66%) Fintech
13 5 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 230 (30.30%) Windows
2 124 (16.34%) Windows 7
3 45 (5.93%) Windows 10
4 34 (4.48%) Windows Server
5 33 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (3.95%) Windows XP
7 27 (3.56%) Windows 8
8 24 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (2.64%) Linux
10 13 (1.71%) Unix
11 10 (1.32%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.32%) Mac OS X
11 10 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (1.19%) Android
13 7 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.13%) AIX
16 1 (0.13%) MVS
16 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (19.63%) ITIL
2 108 (14.23%) Business Analysis
3 83 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 71 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (6.46%) Information Security
5 49 (6.46%) Service Management
6 40 (5.27%) Risk Management
7 35 (4.61%) Project Management
8 33 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 33 (4.35%) Migration
9 30 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 28 (3.69%) Asset Management
11 27 (3.56%) PRINCE2
12 26 (3.43%) Change Management
12 26 (3.43%) SDLC
13 24 (3.16%) Data Analysis
13 24 (3.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 23 (3.03%) Change Control
14 23 (3.03%) Service Delivery
14 23 (3.03%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 63 (8.30%) SQL
2 11 (1.45%) Java
2 11 (1.45%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.05%) VBA
4 6 (0.79%) C#
5 5 (0.66%) C
5 5 (0.66%) Python
6 4 (0.53%) VBScript
7 3 (0.40%) PHP
8 2 (0.26%) C++
8 2 (0.26%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.13%) COBOL
9 1 (0.13%) JCL
9 1 (0.13%) Korn
9 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.13%) Perl
9 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 55 (7.25%) Degree
2 28 (3.69%) CISSP
2 28 (3.69%) ITIL Certification
3 20 (2.64%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.50%) ISEB
5 18 (2.37%) CISM
5 18 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.84%) MCP
6 14 (1.84%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.45%) MCSE
8 9 (1.19%) CISA
9 8 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.92%) CGEIT
10 7 (0.92%) CRISC
10 7 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.92%) SSCP
11 6 (0.79%) CCNA
11 6 (0.79%) MCSA
11 6 (0.79%) SANS
12 5 (0.66%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.82%) SLA
2 28 (3.69%) PMO
3 27 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (3.43%) MiFID
5 16 (2.11%) QA
6 13 (1.71%) Dodd-Frank
7 12 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
8 11 (1.45%) COBIT
9 9 (1.19%) EMIR
9 9 (1.19%) PCI DSS
9 9 (1.19%) SEPA
10 7 (0.92%) GxP
11 6 (0.79%) GDPR
12 3 (0.40%) GAMP
13 2 (0.26%) AIFMD
13 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.13%) ISO19770
14 1 (0.13%) ISO20022
System Software
1 170 (22.40%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.32%) XenDesktop
4 9 (1.19%) XenApp
5 4 (0.53%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.40%) vSphere
7 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) Docker
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (2.90%) SCCM
2 5 (0.66%) Nessus
2 5 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (0.53%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.53%) SCOM
3 4 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.40%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.40%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (0.40%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.26%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (0.26%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.13%) SCSM
6 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 185 (24.37%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.67%) Cisco
3 40 (5.27%) Citrix
4 31 (4.08%) VMware
5 27 (3.56%) SAP
6 22 (2.90%) Oracle
7 20 (2.64%) HP
8 13 (1.71%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.32%) Remedy
10 9 (1.19%) Apple
10 9 (1.19%) Splunk
11 8 (1.05%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.05%) IBM
11 8 (1.05%) LANDesk
11 8 (1.05%) Palo Alto
12 7 (0.92%) Bloomberg
12 7 (0.92%) Fortinet
12 7 (0.92%) Intel
13 6 (0.79%) Lotus
13 6 (0.79%) Polycom
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Devon
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Manchester
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Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
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Rate: £225 - £250 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
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