The median contractor rate for a Research Analyst was £468 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 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.

Research Analyst
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 637 623
Rank change year-on-year +41 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Research Analyst 7 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.014% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.015% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 13
Median daily rate £468 £215 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +117.44% -45.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £205 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £240 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £215 £463
% change year-on-year +113.95% -53.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £17.68 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.68 - £22.50

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 44592 53123 52813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28970 34603 31991
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1537 2115
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Research Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Research Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Research Analyst in the UK

Research Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Research Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for Research Analyst in the UK

Research Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Research Analyst over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Research Analyst in the UK

Research Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Research Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Research Analyst in the UK

Research Analyst
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Research Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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 +40 6 £468 +117.44% 5
South East +20 2 £475 +120.93%
Coventry - 2 £455 -
West Midlands - 2 £455 -
North West +33 1 - -
London +26 1 £625 - 3
Berkshire +20 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £475 -
Reigate - 1 £475 -
Reading - 1 - -

Research Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, Research 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 Research Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
1 5 (31.25%) Market Research
2 4 (25.00%) Marketing
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 3 (18.75%) Actionable Insight
3 3 (18.75%) Quantitative Research
3 3 (18.75%) Post-Campaign Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Data Mining
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Statistical Modelling
3 3 (18.75%) Campaign Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Qualitative Research
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (12.50%) MiFID
4 2 (12.50%) Life Science
4 2 (12.50%) French Language
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (12.50%) Experimental Design
4 2 (12.50%) Customer Insight
4 2 (12.50%) User Stories
4 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Research 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 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
1 1 (6.25%) SurveyMonkey
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Data Mining
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) French Language
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Front Office
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Life Science
2 1 (6.25%) Biotechnology
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) Equities
2 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
1 5 (31.25%) Market Research
2 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 3 (18.75%) Actionable Insight
3 3 (18.75%) Campaign Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Post-Campaign Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Qualitative Research
3 3 (18.75%) Quantitative Research
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) Customer Insight
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Experimental Design
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) User Stories
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) MiFID
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Tableau