Period
to 20 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 278 269 280
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 -20
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 919 1044 977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.98% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.04% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 683 569
UK median daily rate £363 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £128 £119 £128
90th Percentile £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -0.77% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 124 135
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -1.72% -3.33%
10th Percentile £9.94 £9.48 £10.25
90th Percentile £25.00 £24.28 £21.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% - -

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 94185 100715 108433
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61877 65601 68922
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2805 3286 4157
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +0.17% +8.70%
10th Percentile £10.87 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.98 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +4 845 £360 -1.37% 94
UK excluding London +4 483 £323 -0.77% 65
London -7 427 £425 - 34
South East +2 155 £310 -8.15% 21
Midlands +37 88 £315 +57.50% 9
North of England +56 85 £325 -7.14% 16
Scotland +26 62 £373 +50.51% 5
East of England -55 53 £300 +25.00% 10
North West +17 50 £319 -8.93% 12
East Midlands +5 48 £300 +118.98% 5
South West -7 44 £360 +2.86% 4
West Midlands +20 40 £320 -3.03% 4
Yorkshire +17 25 £388 +47.62% 4
North East +75 10 £150 -64.71%
Wales -2 4 £130 -65.33%

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 267 (29.05%) Windows
2 213 (23.18%) Finance
3 209 (22.74%) Active Directory
4 167 (18.17%) Microsoft
5 143 (15.56%) Business Analysis
6 136 (14.80%) Banking
6 136 (14.80%) ITIL
7 119 (12.95%) Microsoft Office
8 118 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
9 97 (10.55%) Windows 7
10 90 (9.79%) SQL
10 90 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 86 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
12 72 (7.83%) Service Management
13 70 (7.62%) Microsoft Excel
14 66 (7.18%) Windows Server
15 63 (6.86%) Degree
16 61 (6.64%) Information Security
17 59 (6.42%) Investment Banking
17 59 (6.42%) Change Management
18 57 (6.20%) Management Information System
18 57 (6.20%) MS Exchange
18 57 (6.20%) Retail
19 55 (5.98%) Project Management
20 53 (5.77%) SharePoint
21 52 (5.66%) Citrix
22 49 (5.33%) SLA
22 49 (5.33%) Asset Management
23 46 (5.01%) VMware
23 46 (5.01%) SDLC

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 57 (6.20%) MS Exchange
2 53 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.96%) Skype for Business
4 14 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.65%) CMS
6 5 (0.54%) Documentum
6 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.22%) Confluence
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.11%) Apache
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.11%) IIS
10 1 (0.11%) Moodle
10 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 119 (12.95%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (7.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.22%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.22%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.65%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.33%) Eagle PACE
3 3 (0.33%) Maximo
3 3 (0.33%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.22%) PlanetPress Connect
4 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.22%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.11%) Eikon
5 1 (0.11%) Endur
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 45 (4.90%) Office 365
2 7 (0.76%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.76%) Google Drive
2 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.76%) Silverpop
3 6 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.65%) G Suite
4 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.11%) Cloudflare
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.24%) Firewall
2 36 (3.92%) DNS
3 28 (3.05%) DHCP
4 27 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 26 (2.83%) LAN
6 22 (2.39%) WAN
7 17 (1.85%) Skype
7 17 (1.85%) VPN
8 16 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (1.52%) SMS
9 14 (1.52%) VoIP
10 13 (1.41%) Internet
10 13 (1.41%) Network Security
11 10 (1.09%) SAN
12 9 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
12 9 (0.98%) Wireless
13 5 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (0.44%) NAS
14 4 (0.44%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.74%) Power BI
2 14 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 8 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (0.87%) Relational Database
4 7 (0.76%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (0.76%) Spotfire
5 4 (0.44%) Blockchain
5 4 (0.44%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.33%) Big Data
7 2 (0.22%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.22%) EDMS
7 2 (0.22%) Ingres
7 2 (0.22%) MySQL
8 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.11%) DTS
8 1 (0.11%) Essbase
8 1 (0.11%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.11%) MS Access
8 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (3.16%) JIRA
2 4 (0.44%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.44%) Maven
2 4 (0.44%) TeamCity
2 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.11%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
General
1 213 (23.18%) Finance
2 136 (14.80%) Banking
3 59 (6.42%) Investment Banking
4 57 (6.20%) Retail
5 44 (4.79%) Front Office
6 39 (4.24%) Telecoms
7 30 (3.26%) Marketing
8 29 (3.16%) Legal
9 27 (2.94%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.63%) Law
11 11 (1.20%) Back Office
12 10 (1.09%) Electronics
13 9 (0.98%) International Banking
14 8 (0.87%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.65%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.65%) Automotive
15 6 (0.65%) French Language
16 5 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.44%) Private Banking
17 4 (0.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (0.87%) Web Services
1 8 (0.87%) XML
2 5 (0.54%) HTML
3 4 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (0.44%) SailPoint
4 3 (0.33%) .NET
4 3 (0.33%) Swing
5 2 (0.22%) Flash
5 2 (0.22%) FpML
5 2 (0.22%) HTML5
5 2 (0.22%) Middleware
5 2 (0.22%) WCF
5 2 (0.22%) WPF
5 2 (0.22%) XSLT
6 1 (0.11%) COM
6 1 (0.11%) CSS
6 1 (0.11%) J2EE
6 1 (0.11%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.11%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.20%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.26%) Derivative
4 22 (2.39%) Fixed Income
5 21 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 21 (2.29%) Smartphone
6 16 (1.74%) Market Risk
7 14 (1.52%) Data Centre
7 14 (1.52%) Equities
8 13 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.31%) PKI
10 10 (1.09%) Blackberry
10 10 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
10 10 (1.09%) iPhone
10 10 (1.09%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (0.98%) EPoS
12 8 (0.87%) Fintech
12 8 (0.87%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 267 (29.05%) Windows
2 97 (10.55%) Windows 7
3 66 (7.18%) Windows Server
4 43 (4.68%) Linux
4 43 (4.68%) Windows 10
5 38 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (2.94%) Unix
8 25 (2.72%) Android
9 24 (2.61%) Apple iOS
10 17 (1.85%) Windows 8
11 16 (1.74%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.76%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.54%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.22%) NetWare
18 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (15.56%) Business Analysis
2 136 (14.80%) ITIL
3 118 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 72 (7.83%) Service Management
6 61 (6.64%) Information Security
7 59 (6.42%) Change Management
8 55 (5.98%) Project Management
9 49 (5.33%) Asset Management
10 46 (5.01%) SDLC
11 45 (4.90%) Cybersecurity
12 44 (4.79%) Process Improvement
13 42 (4.57%) Migration
14 41 (4.46%) Analytics
15 39 (4.24%) Incident Management
16 38 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
17 33 (3.59%) E-Commerce
17 33 (3.59%) PRINCE2
18 32 (3.48%) GAP Analysis
18 32 (3.48%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 90 (9.79%) SQL
2 13 (1.41%) PowerShell
2 13 (1.41%) Python
3 7 (0.76%) Java
4 6 (0.65%) Bash Shell
4 6 (0.65%) C
4 6 (0.65%) C#
4 6 (0.65%) C++
4 6 (0.65%) Perl
5 5 (0.54%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.44%) Korn
6 4 (0.44%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.44%) R
6 4 (0.44%) VB
6 4 (0.44%) VBA
7 3 (0.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.22%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.11%) Ruby
9 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (6.86%) Degree
2 40 (4.35%) CISSP
3 28 (3.05%) Security Cleared
4 24 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (2.39%) CISM
6 21 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (2.18%) SC Cleared
8 17 (1.85%) ISEB
9 14 (1.52%) CRISC
10 13 (1.41%) CISA
11 12 (1.31%) MCSE
11 12 (1.31%) PMP
12 11 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
12 11 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (1.09%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.98%) CGEIT
14 9 (0.98%) SSCP
15 8 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.76%) DV Cleared
17 6 (0.65%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.33%) SLA
2 32 (3.48%) PMO
3 23 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (2.18%) MiFID
5 16 (1.74%) QA
6 15 (1.63%) GDPR
7 12 (1.31%) PCI DSS
8 10 (1.09%) ISAE 3402
8 10 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.54%) EMIR
12 4 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.22%) AIFMD
13 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.22%) IFRS
13 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 209 (22.74%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.09%) XenApp
5 7 (0.76%) vSphere
6 6 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (3.70%) SCCM
2 13 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.54%) AirWatch
4 5 (0.54%) Aspera SmartTrack
4 5 (0.54%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.44%) DatAdvantage
5 4 (0.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.33%) Control-M
6 3 (0.33%) Dollar Universe
6 3 (0.33%) Nessus
6 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.33%) WSUS
7 2 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.22%) Netcool
7 2 (0.22%) SCOM
7 2 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.11%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 167 (18.17%) Microsoft
2 52 (5.66%) Citrix
3 46 (5.01%) VMware
4 37 (4.03%) ServiceNow
5 30 (3.26%) Oracle
6 29 (3.16%) SAP
7 28 (3.05%) HP
8 27 (2.94%) Cisco
9 26 (2.83%) Google
10 21 (2.29%) Remedy
11 17 (1.85%) Qualys
12 14 (1.52%) Apple
12 14 (1.52%) McAfee
13 12 (1.31%) Splunk
14 10 (1.09%) Bloomberg
14 10 (1.09%) Charles River
15 9 (0.98%) Tableau
16 8 (0.87%) LogRhythm
16 8 (0.87%) Sitecore
16 8 (0.87%) Varonis