Period
to 24 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Research Analyst was £544 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 January 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.

Research Analyst
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 844 834 854
Rank change year-on-year -10 +20 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Research Analyst 25 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.020% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.021% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 12
UK median daily rate £544 £394 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.16% -1.25% +2.90%
10th Percentile £324 £271 £279
90th Percentile £743 £431 £664
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £413 £338
% change year-on-year -12.12% +22.22% +21.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 95,356 91,900 100,919
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.79% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,359 59,969 64,362
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,820 3,248 3,828
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

Research Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Research Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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 9 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 6 months to 24 January 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 -10 24 £578 +46.86% 10
London -34 20 £613 +122.73% 7
UK excluding London +1 5 £363 -12.12% 3
North of England +35 2 £525 +27.27%
North West -1 1 £525 +27.27%
South East -21 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £200 -
East of England - 1 - - 2

Research Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, Research 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 Research Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (36.00%) Project Management
3 7 (28.00%) Finance
3 7 (28.00%) Operations Research
4 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (24.00%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (20.00%) Quantitative Research
5 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.00%) SAS
6 4 (16.00%) VBA
6 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) SAS EBI
6 4 (16.00%) Power BI
6 4 (16.00%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (12.00%) R
7 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
7 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (12.00%) Analytics
7 3 (12.00%) Banking
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.00%) QA
7 3 (12.00%) SAP
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (12.00%) Legal
7 3 (12.00%) Front Office
8 2 (8.00%) Law
8 2 (8.00%) ISO 9001
8 2 (8.00%) Management Information System

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 4 (16.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Power BI
1 4 (16.00%) SAS EBI
2 2 (8.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) Blockchain
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Front Office
2 3 (12.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Law
3 2 (8.00%) Military
4 1 (4.00%) Billing
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) ggplot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.00%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (4.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Project Management
2 7 (28.00%) Operations Research
3 6 (24.00%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (20.00%) Quantitative Research
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Analytics
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
7 2 (8.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (8.00%) Data Management
7 2 (8.00%) Feasibility Study
7 2 (8.00%) Financial Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Usability Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Use Case
7 2 (8.00%) User Stories
7 2 (8.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) VBA
2 3 (12.00%) R
3 2 (8.00%) C++
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (4.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (4.00%) MiFID
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) SAP
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle