Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 280 264
Rank change year-on-year +1 -16 +7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 952 921 1028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.89% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.94% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 612 590
UK median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £124 £114 £127
90th Percentile £575 £586 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £320 £350
% change year-on-year -1.56% -8.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 103 162
UK median hourly rate £13.21 £13.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% -4.48% +3.42%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £24.20 £23.75 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.06 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.46% -7.14% +3.70%

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 98012 97767 106873
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.72% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64916 63784 68168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2858 3318 4055
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +6 860 £350 -6.67% 128
UK excluding London +24 522 £315 -1.56% 100
London -15 418 £416 -2.06% 35
South East 0 165 £208 -40.71% 27
Midlands +43 97 £315 +110.00% 13
North of England +57 96 £313 +19.05% 33
Scotland +13 75 £350 +22.27% 6
North West +21 58 £325 +18.18% 22
West Midlands +40 51 £325 +62.50% 7
East Midlands +1 47 £250 +78.57% 6
East of England -48 45 £300 - 7
South West 0 42 £373 +6.81% 13
Yorkshire +15 27 £220 -12.00% 11
North East +68 11 £150 -64.71%
Wales 0 5 £137 -63.47%

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 273 (28.68%) Windows
2 216 (22.69%) Finance
3 212 (22.27%) Active Directory
4 192 (20.17%) Microsoft
5 151 (15.86%) ITIL
6 146 (15.34%) Business Analysis
7 143 (15.02%) Microsoft Office
8 122 (12.82%) Banking
9 109 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
9 109 (11.45%) Windows 7
10 101 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 90 (9.45%) SQL
12 89 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
13 77 (8.09%) Microsoft Excel
14 71 (7.46%) Service Management
15 68 (7.14%) Degree
16 66 (6.93%) Office 365
17 63 (6.62%) Project Management
18 60 (6.30%) MS Exchange
18 60 (6.30%) Citrix
18 60 (6.30%) SLA
18 60 (6.30%) Windows Server
19 59 (6.20%) Windows 10
20 56 (5.88%) SharePoint
20 56 (5.88%) Retail
21 55 (5.78%) Investment Banking
22 53 (5.57%) Information Security
23 52 (5.46%) Management Information System
23 52 (5.46%) Front Office
24 49 (5.15%) Asset Management

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 60 (6.30%) MS Exchange
2 56 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.42%) Skype for Business
4 18 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.84%) CMS
6 5 (0.53%) Confluence
6 5 (0.53%) Documentum
7 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.42%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.32%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.11%) Apache
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.11%) Drupal
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 143 (15.02%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (8.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.32%) CINEMA 4D
7 3 (0.32%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.42%) LatentZero
2 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.32%) Eagle PACE
3 3 (0.32%) Maximo
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.21%) PlanetPress Connect
4 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.21%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.21%) Summit
5 1 (0.11%) assyst
5 1 (0.11%) Endur
5 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 66 (6.93%) Office 365
2 14 (1.47%) Google Analytics
2 14 (1.47%) Silverpop
3 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.53%) Google Drive
6 3 (0.32%) G Suite
7 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.21%) SaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.11%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.11%) IaaS
8 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.78%) Firewall
2 23 (2.42%) Skype
3 22 (2.31%) WAN
4 21 (2.21%) Internet
4 21 (2.21%) LAN
5 20 (2.10%) SMS
6 19 (2.00%) DNS
7 18 (1.89%) DHCP
8 16 (1.68%) VPN
9 15 (1.58%) TCP/IP
9 15 (1.58%) Wireless
10 14 (1.47%) VoIP
10 14 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (1.37%) SAN
12 10 (1.05%) Network Security
13 9 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (0.84%) Intranet
14 8 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.42%) Power BI
2 14 (1.47%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (1.26%) Relational Database
4 8 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (0.84%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.74%) Spotfire
6 6 (0.63%) Blockchain
7 4 (0.42%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.32%) Big Data
8 3 (0.32%) MS Access
9 2 (0.21%) DTS
9 2 (0.21%) EDMS
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.11%) MySQL
10 1 (0.11%) OLAP
10 1 (0.11%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (2.73%) JIRA
2 5 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.53%) Maven
2 5 (0.53%) TeamCity
3 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 216 (22.69%) Finance
2 122 (12.82%) Banking
3 56 (5.88%) Retail
4 55 (5.78%) Investment Banking
5 52 (5.46%) Front Office
6 39 (4.10%) Marketing
7 34 (3.57%) Telecoms
8 29 (3.05%) Legal
8 29 (3.05%) Manufacturing
9 22 (2.31%) Law
10 12 (1.26%) Back Office
11 11 (1.16%) Electronics
11 11 (1.16%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.74%) International Banking
13 6 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.63%) Publishing
14 5 (0.53%) Advertising
14 5 (0.53%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.42%) French Language
15 4 (0.42%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.05%) Web Services
2 6 (0.63%) HTML
3 4 (0.42%) .NET
3 4 (0.42%) SailPoint
3 4 (0.42%) XML
4 3 (0.32%) HTML5
4 3 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.32%) Swing
5 2 (0.21%) Flash
5 2 (0.21%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (0.21%) Middleware
5 2 (0.21%) WCF
5 2 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.21%) WPF
6 1 (0.11%) ADO
6 1 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.11%) MDX
6 1 (0.11%) SAML
6 1 (0.11%) Spring
6 1 (0.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.46%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.36%) Derivative
4 23 (2.42%) Fixed Income
5 22 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (2.00%) Market Risk
6 19 (2.00%) Smartphone
7 16 (1.68%) iPhone
8 15 (1.58%) Marketing Technology
9 14 (1.47%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.26%) Blackberry
11 11 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
11 11 (1.16%) Equities
11 11 (1.16%) PKI
11 11 (1.16%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.05%) Computer Science
12 10 (1.05%) EPoS
13 9 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (0.84%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 273 (28.68%) Windows
2 109 (11.45%) Windows 7
3 60 (6.30%) Windows Server
4 59 (6.20%) Windows 10
5 33 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (3.15%) Linux
7 27 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (2.52%) Android
8 24 (2.52%) Unix
9 20 (2.10%) Apple iOS
10 17 (1.79%) Windows 8
10 17 (1.79%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.84%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.11%) NetWare
15 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (15.86%) ITIL
2 146 (15.34%) Business Analysis
3 109 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 71 (7.46%) Service Management
6 63 (6.62%) Project Management
7 53 (5.57%) Information Security
8 49 (5.15%) Asset Management
9 48 (5.04%) Change Management
10 47 (4.94%) Analytics
11 42 (4.41%) Migration
12 41 (4.31%) User Acceptance Testing
13 40 (4.20%) Cybersecurity
13 40 (4.20%) Process Improvement
14 38 (3.99%) PRINCE2
15 37 (3.89%) Incident Management
15 37 (3.89%) SDLC
16 36 (3.78%) CRM
17 35 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
18 30 (3.15%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 90 (9.45%) SQL
2 15 (1.58%) Java
3 11 (1.16%) Python
4 10 (1.05%) PowerShell
5 7 (0.74%) C#
5 7 (0.74%) Perl
5 7 (0.74%) VBA
6 6 (0.63%) C
6 6 (0.63%) C++
6 6 (0.63%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.53%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.53%) Korn
7 5 (0.53%) PL/SQL
7 5 (0.53%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.42%) R
9 3 (0.32%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.32%) VB
10 2 (0.21%) COBOL
11 1 (0.11%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (7.14%) Degree
2 37 (3.89%) Security Cleared
3 34 (3.57%) CISSP
4 28 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 26 (2.73%) SC Cleared
6 24 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (2.10%) CISM
8 17 (1.79%) ISEB
9 14 (1.47%) CRISC
10 12 (1.26%) CISA
10 12 (1.26%) MCSE
10 12 (1.26%) PMP
11 10 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (0.95%) CGEIT
12 9 (0.95%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.84%) MCP
14 7 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
14 7 (0.74%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.30%) SLA
2 32 (3.36%) PMO
3 19 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.79%) QA
5 16 (1.68%) GDPR
6 14 (1.47%) MiFID
7 12 (1.26%) PCI DSS
8 11 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (1.05%) ISAE 3402
9 10 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.21%) EMIR
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.11%) Basel III
11 1 (0.11%) COREP
11 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 212 (22.27%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.05%) XenApp
4 7 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.53%) Terminal Services
5 5 (0.53%) vSphere
5 5 (0.53%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 42 (4.41%) SCCM
2 16 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.63%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.42%) DatAdvantage
6 3 (0.32%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.21%) Aspera SmartTrack
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.21%) Nessus
7 2 (0.21%) SCOM
7 2 (0.21%) WMI
8 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.11%) DameWare
8 1 (0.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.11%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.11%) OVSD
8 1 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 192 (20.17%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.30%) Citrix
3 40 (4.20%) Oracle
4 37 (3.89%) VMware
5 34 (3.57%) Cisco
6 32 (3.36%) HP
7 31 (3.26%) SAP
7 31 (3.26%) ServiceNow
8 28 (2.94%) Google
9 19 (2.00%) Remedy
10 17 (1.79%) Apple
11 15 (1.58%) Qualys
12 14 (1.47%) Charles River
12 14 (1.47%) Hootsuite
12 14 (1.47%) Sitecore
13 12 (1.26%) iManage
14 11 (1.16%) Bloomberg
15 10 (1.05%) Tableau
16 9 (0.95%) Avaya
16 9 (0.95%) McAfee