The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 250 273
Rank change year-on-year +6 +23  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 428 539 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.02% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.07% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 341 255
Median daily rate £381 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.92% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 72 58
Median hourly rate £13.88 £15.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.55 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £22.95 £19.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14%  

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 June 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 -11 391 £375 +7.14% 149
London -26 182 £400 -2.43% 48
South East +27 83 £305 -6.87% 30
City of London -1 46 £463 +19.74% 15
Scotland +47 30 £400 +53.11% 9
East of England -35 30 £250 +41.84% 9
East Midlands 0 26 £500 +354.54% 6
South West -8 25 £286 -23.66% 11
Edinburgh +16 20 £400 +4.57% 6
Hampshire +4 20 £305 -6.15% 6
Yorkshire +22 18 £388 +34.78% 14
West Sussex +24 14 - - 2
North West +16 14 £325 -7.14% 14
Surrey +3 14 £463 +32.14% 5
Essex -20 13 £319 -20.31% 1
Crawley +11 12 - -
West Midlands +7 12 £388 +17.42% 13
Buckinghamshire -7 11 £313 -16.66% 8
Oxfordshire -13 10 £145 -58.57% 2
West Yorkshire +19 9 £388 +93.75% 9
Manchester +10 9 £300 -17.24% 6
Wiltshire +10 9 £288 -31.13% 3
Derbyshire -7 9 £500 - 2
Derby -9 9 £500 - 2
Leeds +20 8 £388 +100.00% 5
Berkshire +11 8 £300 -11.76% 5
Glasgow +7 8 £255 +3.03% 2
Northamptonshire -1 8 £331 +55.88% 2
Milton Keynes -8 8 £325 -13.33% 1
South Yorkshire +10 7 £359 -15.58%

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 237 (28.87%) Windows
2 209 (25.46%) Finance
3 188 (22.90%) Active Directory
4 165 (20.10%) Microsoft
5 151 (18.39%) Business Analysis
6 143 (17.42%) Microsoft Office
7 140 (17.05%) ITIL
8 122 (14.86%) Banking
9 108 (13.15%) Windows 7
10 92 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
11 85 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
12 83 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 70 (8.53%) SQL
14 67 (8.16%) Windows Server
15 56 (6.82%) Service Management
16 55 (6.70%) Project Management
17 52 (6.33%) MS Exchange
18 50 (6.09%) Degree
19 48 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
20 47 (5.72%) SharePoint
21 46 (5.60%) Change Management
21 46 (5.60%) Firewall
21 46 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
21 46 (5.60%) Information Security
21 46 (5.60%) Investment Banking
22 44 (5.36%) Windows 10
23 43 (5.24%) Citrix
24 42 (5.12%) VMware
24 42 (5.12%) SDLC
25 40 (4.87%) Retail

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 52 (6.33%) MS Exchange
2 47 (5.72%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (1.10%) IBM Notes
6 7 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.61%) IIS
7 5 (0.61%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.49%) Confluence
8 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.24%) Apache
9 2 (0.24%) CMS
9 2 (0.24%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 143 (17.42%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (3.29%) MS Visio
4 20 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.37%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.24%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.24%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.24%) TrackWise
5 1 (0.12%) assyst
5 1 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.12%) Endur
5 1 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.12%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.17%) Office 365
2 5 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.61%) G Suite
3 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.37%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.24%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.12%) GitHub
6 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.60%) Firewall
2 40 (4.87%) VPN
3 30 (3.65%) LAN
4 29 (3.53%) DNS
5 25 (3.05%) TCP/IP
5 25 (3.05%) WAN
6 21 (2.56%) DHCP
7 18 (2.19%) Wireless
8 16 (1.95%) Internet
9 12 (1.46%) SAN
10 9 (1.10%) Network Security
10 9 (1.10%) VoIP
11 7 (0.85%) OSPF
12 6 (0.73%) BGP
12 6 (0.73%) iSCSI
12 6 (0.73%) Structured Cabling
12 6 (0.73%) VXLAN
13 5 (0.61%) Intranet
13 5 (0.61%) VLAN
13 5 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.73%) Relational Database
3 4 (0.49%) Big Data
3 4 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.37%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.24%) MS Access
5 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.24%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.12%) Essbase
6 1 (0.12%) Ingres
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.12%) MySQL
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.12%) QlikView
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.12%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 24 (2.92%) JIRA
2 6 (0.73%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.24%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.12%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.12%) Rational Software Modeler
6 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 209 (25.46%) Finance
2 122 (14.86%) Banking
3 46 (5.60%) Investment Banking
4 40 (4.87%) Retail
5 31 (3.78%) Front Office
6 28 (3.41%) Legal
7 25 (3.05%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.68%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.58%) Automotive
11 10 (1.22%) Back Office
12 9 (1.10%) Law
12 9 (1.10%) Marketing
13 6 (0.73%) Advertising
13 6 (0.73%) French Language
14 4 (0.49%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.49%) International Banking
14 4 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.24%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (0.97%) XML
2 7 (0.85%) Web Services
3 6 (0.73%) .NET
3 6 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (0.37%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.24%) COM
5 2 (0.24%) FpML
5 2 (0.24%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.24%) Murex MxML
6 1 (0.12%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.12%) J2EE
6 1 (0.12%) Middleware
6 1 (0.12%) ODBC
6 1 (0.12%) REST
6 1 (0.12%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.12%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.12%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.65%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.29%) Derivative
4 23 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.31%) Blackberry
5 19 (2.31%) Equities
6 16 (1.95%) Fixed Income
6 16 (1.95%) Market Risk
7 15 (1.83%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.22%) iPad
9 9 (1.10%) CMDB
10 8 (0.97%) Driving Licence
10 8 (0.97%) iPhone
10 8 (0.97%) NHS
10 8 (0.97%) Smartphone
10 8 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.85%) Credit Risk
11 7 (0.85%) SWIFT
12 6 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
12 6 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 237 (28.87%) Windows
2 108 (13.15%) Windows 7
3 67 (8.16%) Windows Server
4 48 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (5.36%) Windows 10
6 38 (4.63%) Linux
7 28 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (3.29%) Windows XP
9 24 (2.92%) Windows 8
10 19 (2.31%) Unix
11 13 (1.58%) Apple iOS
11 13 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (1.34%) Android
13 4 (0.49%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.37%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.24%) Solaris
16 1 (0.12%) MVS
16 1 (0.12%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (18.39%) Business Analysis
2 140 (17.05%) ITIL
3 92 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (6.82%) Service Management
6 55 (6.70%) Project Management
7 46 (5.60%) Change Management
7 46 (5.60%) Information Security
8 42 (5.12%) SDLC
9 40 (4.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 39 (4.75%) Migration
11 37 (4.51%) Incident Management
12 36 (4.38%) Asset Management
13 34 (4.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 31 (3.78%) Risk Management
15 29 (3.53%) Service Delivery
16 28 (3.41%) GAP Analysis
16 28 (3.41%) ITSM
16 28 (3.41%) User Stories
17 27 (3.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 70 (8.53%) SQL
2 17 (2.07%) PowerShell
3 8 (0.97%) C
4 6 (0.73%) Java
5 5 (0.61%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.61%) Python
6 4 (0.49%) Perl
7 3 (0.37%) C++
7 3 (0.37%) PHP
7 3 (0.37%) VBA
7 3 (0.37%) VBScript
8 2 (0.24%) C#
8 2 (0.24%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.24%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.24%) R
8 2 (0.24%) Ruby
8 2 (0.24%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.12%) Korn
9 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (6.09%) Degree
2 28 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
3 24 (2.92%) CISSP
3 24 (2.92%) ISEB
4 21 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.19%) Security Cleared
6 16 (1.95%) CISM
7 14 (1.71%) SSCP
8 12 (1.46%) MCP
8 12 (1.46%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.34%) MCSE
10 10 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (0.97%) CCNP
13 7 (0.85%) CCNA
14 6 (0.73%) IIBA
15 5 (0.61%) CISA
15 5 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.61%) MCSA
15 5 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.51%) SLA
2 32 (3.90%) MiFID
3 30 (3.65%) PMO
4 28 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.71%) Dodd-Frank
6 12 (1.46%) QA
7 11 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 10 (1.22%) COBIT
9 9 (1.10%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.97%) EMIR
10 8 (0.97%) SEPA
11 7 (0.85%) GDPR
12 4 (0.49%) GxP
13 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.24%) IFRS
14 2 (0.24%) IFRS 9
14 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 19770
14 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 188 (22.90%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.34%) XenApp
4 10 (1.22%) XenDesktop
5 9 (1.10%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.61%) vSphere
7 4 (0.49%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.24%) Docker
9 2 (0.24%) Xen
10 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (3.90%) SCCM
2 8 (0.97%) NetBackup
3 6 (0.73%) Dollar Universe
4 4 (0.49%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.37%) Aspera SmartTrack
5 3 (0.37%) Control-M
5 3 (0.37%) DameWare
5 3 (0.37%) DatAdvantage
5 3 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.37%) WSUS
6 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.24%) Puppet
6 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.12%) SCOM
7 1 (0.12%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 165 (20.10%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.24%) Citrix
3 42 (5.12%) VMware
4 39 (4.75%) Cisco
5 32 (3.90%) Oracle
6 24 (2.92%) HP
7 22 (2.68%) SAP
8 16 (1.95%) ServiceNow
9 14 (1.71%) Remedy
10 13 (1.58%) Splunk
11 11 (1.34%) Google
11 11 (1.34%) McAfee
11 11 (1.34%) Palo Alto
12 10 (1.22%) Bloomberg
12 10 (1.22%) LANDesk
13 9 (1.10%) Fidessa
13 9 (1.10%) Lotus
13 9 (1.10%) Qualys
14 7 (0.85%) SolarWinds
14 7 (0.85%) Varonis
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £9.50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: Excellent rates, please apply for full details
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £180 - £200 Per Day to £200 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £200 to £450 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Tria Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-op
Rate: £37000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London Bridge
Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago