Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £336 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 324 307 275
Rank change year-on-year -17 -32 -3
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 789 763 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.82% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.87% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 476 574
UK median daily rate £336 £373 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.73% +2.76% +3.57%
10th Percentile £113 £130 £121
90th Percentile £538 £581 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 91 138
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.49 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.35% -3.43% +1.69%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £26.50 £25.50 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -11.67% +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 96,041 87,961 101,443
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.86% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,193 57,163 65,399
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,023 3,334
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.96 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -2.77% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -19 714 £350 -6.67% 305
UK excluding London +6 473 £325 - 220
London -40 308 £350 -12.50% 98
South East -17 141 £335 -10.67% 72
North of England +11 104 £375 +25.00% 40
Midlands +27 85 £350 -5.08% 46
Scotland -27 61 £238 -32.14% 10
North West +7 57 £398 +76.67% 17
East Midlands +17 46 £363 -4.92% 15
East of England -15 40 £360 +60.00% 24
South West +7 39 £406 +20.37% 25
Yorkshire -14 39 £313 - 18
West Midlands +21 37 £331 -11.67% 31
North East +27 8 £115 -64.62% 5
Wales -16 4 £390 +21.88% 3
Northern Ireland -5 3 £109 -56.60%

IT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 246 (31.18%) Windows
2 214 (27.12%) Active Directory
3 176 (22.31%) Microsoft
4 175 (22.18%) Finance
5 152 (19.26%) ITIL
6 137 (17.36%) Microsoft Office
7 118 (14.96%) Business Analysis
8 110 (13.94%) Windows 7
9 89 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
9 89 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
10 83 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 76 (9.63%) Banking
12 74 (9.38%) Office 365
13 73 (9.25%) Windows 10
14 72 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
15 65 (8.24%) Windows Server
15 65 (8.24%) SQL
16 60 (7.60%) Service Management
17 57 (7.22%) Project Management
18 56 (7.10%) Citrix
19 51 (6.46%) MS Exchange
20 47 (5.96%) Retail
21 46 (5.83%) SCCM
22 44 (5.58%) SLA
23 43 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
23 43 (5.45%) Migration
23 43 (5.45%) Information Security
24 42 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
25 41 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
26 39 (4.94%) Security Cleared

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 51 (6.46%) MS Exchange
2 38 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 28 (3.55%) Skype for Business
4 17 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (0.76%) CMS
7 5 (0.63%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.51%) IIS
8 4 (0.51%) SAS
8 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.38%) Apache
9 3 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.38%) Confluence
9 3 (0.38%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.38%) JBoss
10 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 137 (17.36%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 10 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.63%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.51%) Carpe Diem
3 4 (0.51%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.25%) assyst
4 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) Aligne
5 1 (0.13%) Eikon
5 1 (0.13%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.13%) Primavera
5 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 74 (9.38%) Office 365
2 12 (1.52%) SaaS
3 7 (0.89%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.89%) Silverpop
4 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.51%) G Suite
6 2 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.25%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.25%) Yammer
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.04%) VPN
2 22 (2.79%) Firewall
2 22 (2.79%) Wireless
3 21 (2.66%) Skype
4 19 (2.41%) LAN
5 18 (2.28%) Internet
6 17 (2.15%) SMS
6 17 (2.15%) TCP/IP
7 15 (1.90%) WAN
8 12 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
9 10 (1.27%) DHCP
9 10 (1.27%) DNS
10 9 (1.14%) VoIP
11 7 (0.89%) Intranet
11 7 (0.89%) SAN
12 6 (0.76%) Broadband
12 6 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.63%) IP Telephony
13 5 (0.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.39%) Power BI
3 8 (1.01%) MS Access
4 7 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.63%) Blockchain
5 5 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.51%) Spotfire
7 3 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.38%) Big Data
7 3 (0.38%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.38%) GIS
8 2 (0.25%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.25%) OLAP
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.25%) QlikView
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.13%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 19 (2.41%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.13%) Maven
2 1 (0.13%) MSI
2 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
General
1 175 (22.18%) Finance
2 76 (9.63%) Banking
3 47 (5.96%) Retail
4 33 (4.18%) Front Office
5 25 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 22 (2.79%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.66%) Legal
8 20 (2.53%) Marketing
9 16 (2.03%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.52%) Advertising
10 12 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (1.52%) Retail Banking
11 11 (1.39%) Back Office
11 11 (1.39%) Law
12 9 (1.14%) Publishing
12 9 (1.14%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.76%) Automotive
14 5 (0.63%) German Language
14 5 (0.63%) International Banking
15 4 (0.51%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.01%) XML
2 5 (0.63%) Middleware
2 5 (0.63%) Web Services
3 4 (0.51%) .NET
3 4 (0.51%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (0.38%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.25%) HTML
6 1 (0.13%) ADO
6 1 (0.13%) CSS
6 1 (0.13%) FpML
6 1 (0.13%) HTML5
6 1 (0.13%) MDX
6 1 (0.13%) SAML
6 1 (0.13%) Spring
6 1 (0.13%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 89 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.03%) Blackberry
4 16 (2.03%) iPhone
5 15 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (1.77%) Data Centre
7 12 (1.52%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.52%) Smartphone
8 11 (1.39%) Derivative
8 11 (1.39%) NHS
9 10 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.14%) LIMS
11 8 (1.01%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.01%) Market Risk
12 7 (0.89%) CMDB
12 7 (0.89%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.89%) EPoS
12 7 (0.89%) Marketing Technology
13 6 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 246 (31.18%) Windows
2 110 (13.94%) Windows 7
3 73 (9.25%) Windows 10
4 65 (8.24%) Windows Server
5 42 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 22 (2.79%) Android
9 19 (2.41%) Linux
10 17 (2.15%) Windows XP
11 16 (2.03%) Unix
12 11 (1.39%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.27%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.89%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.38%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (19.26%) ITIL
2 118 (14.96%) Business Analysis
3 89 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 72 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (7.60%) Service Management
7 57 (7.22%) Project Management
8 43 (5.45%) Information Security
8 43 (5.45%) Migration
9 36 (4.56%) Incident Management
10 34 (4.31%) Change Management
10 34 (4.31%) ITSM
11 30 (3.80%) Cybersecurity
12 28 (3.55%) Asset Management
12 28 (3.55%) CRM
12 28 (3.55%) Data Analysis
12 28 (3.55%) Use Case
12 28 (3.55%) Waterfall
13 24 (3.04%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (3.04%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (8.24%) SQL
2 15 (1.90%) VBA
3 14 (1.77%) Java
4 12 (1.52%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.01%) C
6 5 (0.63%) Perl
6 5 (0.63%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.38%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.38%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.25%) C++
8 2 (0.25%) COBOL
8 2 (0.25%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.25%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.25%) Python
8 2 (0.25%) R
8 2 (0.25%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.13%) C#
9 1 (0.13%) Korn
9 1 (0.13%) VB
9 1 (0.13%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 39 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 37 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
3 36 (4.56%) Degree
4 34 (4.31%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.15%) MCP
5 17 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (2.03%) CISSP
7 12 (1.52%) ISEB
8 10 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.14%) CISM
9 9 (1.14%) MCSE
10 7 (0.89%) CCNA
10 7 (0.89%) MCSA
11 6 (0.76%) A+ Certification
11 6 (0.76%) IIBA
12 5 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.63%) MCITP
13 4 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.58%) SLA
2 30 (3.80%) PMO
3 16 (2.03%) GDPR
4 13 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.65%) QA
5 8 (1.01%) MiFID
6 6 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.63%) EMIR
7 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.51%) GxP
9 2 (0.25%) COBIT
9 2 (0.25%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.13%) GCP
10 1 (0.13%) GLP
10 1 (0.13%) GMP
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 214 (27.12%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.76%) Terminal Services
4 5 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.51%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.38%) XenApp
7 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) Snort
8 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (5.83%) SCCM
2 18 (2.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.63%) WMI
3 5 (0.63%) WSUS
4 4 (0.51%) Nessus
4 4 (0.51%) OpenView
4 4 (0.51%) OVSD
4 4 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.38%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.38%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.38%) CSIRT
5 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.25%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.25%) Nmap
6 2 (0.25%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.13%) CASB
7 1 (0.13%) PingFederate
7 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 176 (22.31%) Microsoft
2 56 (7.10%) Citrix
3 30 (3.80%) Oracle
4 27 (3.42%) Cisco
5 26 (3.30%) VMware
6 23 (2.92%) ServiceNow
7 20 (2.53%) Apple
7 20 (2.53%) HP
8 15 (1.90%) Ivanti
9 14 (1.77%) Google
10 13 (1.65%) Splunk
11 11 (1.39%) Qualys
11 11 (1.39%) Remedy
12 10 (1.27%) iManage
13 9 (1.14%) Dell
13 9 (1.14%) SAP
14 7 (0.89%) Avaya
14 7 (0.89%) Bloomberg
14 7 (0.89%) Hootsuite
14 7 (0.89%) Sitecore