Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 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.

Senior Analyst
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 267 256
Rank change year-on-year -31 -11 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Analyst 870 909 1,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.96% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.01% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 645 818
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £282 £309 £281
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 10
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £31.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.65% +33.33% +8.14%
10th Percentile £12.88 £22.83 £13.15
90th Percentile £50.95 £49.60 £43.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -22.58% +8.77% +20.00%

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 98,386 90,114 104,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.95% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,408 58,344 68,084
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,166 2,933 3,152
UK median hourly rate £18.09 £18.70 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.26% -4.13% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

Senior Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Analyst in the UK

Senior Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Analyst in the UK

Senior Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Analyst over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Analyst in the UK

Senior Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Analyst in the UK

Senior Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Analyst over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Analyst in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 16 July 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 -27 785 £450 - 150
UK excluding London -39 440 £400 - 103
London -24 420 £494 -1.15% 63
South East -12 145 £425 +6.25% 14
North of England -33 82 £400 - 38
Scotland -69 66 £375 - 9
Midlands -21 61 £388 -8.82% 19
Yorkshire -12 50 £395 - 19
South West +1 41 £425 +6.25% 8
West Midlands -9 38 £388 +3.33% 11
East of England -4 35 £385 -14.44% 8
North West -46 24 £380 -5.00% 17
East Midlands -14 20 £450 -4.00% 8
North East +8 9 £575 +39.39% 2
Wales -14 6 £475 +58.33% 7
Northern Ireland - 5 £314 -

Senior Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, Senior 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 Senior Analyst in the job title.

1 281 (32.30%) Finance
2 252 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (20.57%) SQL
4 153 (17.59%) Business Analysis
5 135 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 122 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
7 113 (12.99%) Banking
8 98 (11.26%) Microsoft
9 80 (9.20%) Project Management
10 77 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel
11 76 (8.74%) Analytics
11 76 (8.74%) Degree
12 75 (8.62%) Migration
13 74 (8.51%) Waterfall
14 73 (8.39%) Data Analysis
15 66 (7.59%) JIRA
15 66 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
16 65 (7.47%) Test Automation
17 63 (7.24%) Windows
18 61 (7.01%) User Stories
19 58 (6.67%) Oracle
19 58 (6.67%) SQL Server
20 56 (6.44%) Microsoft Office
21 55 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
22 54 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
23 52 (5.98%) Active Directory
23 52 (5.98%) Data Modelling
24 47 (5.40%) ITIL
25 45 (5.17%) Change Management
25 45 (5.17%) Security Cleared

Senior 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 35 (4.02%) SAS
2 29 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 26 (2.99%) Confluence
4 16 (1.84%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.38%) CMS
6 7 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.34%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.23%) Apache
9 2 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.23%) SAP EP
9 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.11%) Drupal
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 77 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (6.44%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.49%) SPSS
6 7 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.34%) InDesign
8 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.57%) Endur
2 5 (0.57%) SAP APO
2 5 (0.57%) SAP MM
3 4 (0.46%) Actimize
3 4 (0.46%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.46%) RMDS
4 3 (0.34%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.34%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.34%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.34%) Summit
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.23%) PolarLake
5 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.23%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.14%) Office 365
2 27 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.61%) Google Analytics
4 13 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (1.26%) SaaS
6 9 (1.03%) Adobe Analytics
7 7 (0.80%) BrowserStack
7 7 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.23%) G Suite
10 2 (0.23%) GitHub
10 2 (0.23%) IaaS
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.11%) Firebase
11 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.33%) Firewall
2 19 (2.18%) VPN
3 13 (1.49%) Network Security
4 11 (1.26%) Internet
5 10 (1.15%) WAN
6 9 (1.03%) LAN
7 7 (0.80%) DNS
7 7 (0.80%) Intranet
7 7 (0.80%) SMS
8 6 (0.69%) VoIP
9 5 (0.57%) SAN
10 4 (0.46%) Cisco ICM
10 4 (0.46%) SSL
10 4 (0.46%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.34%) DHCP
11 3 (0.34%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.34%) Skype
11 3 (0.34%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.34%) WebEx
11 3 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.33%) Big Data
3 25 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (1.95%) Power BI
5 15 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (1.38%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.26%) QlikView
9 10 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.92%) Data Lake
10 8 (0.92%) DB2
11 7 (0.80%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.69%) Blockchain
12 6 (0.69%) MS Access
12 6 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.57%) Amazon Athena
13 5 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 66 (7.59%) JIRA
2 26 (2.99%) Selenium
3 14 (1.61%) Cucumber
4 13 (1.49%) SpecFlow
5 9 (1.03%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.80%) JMeter
8 6 (0.69%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.69%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.69%) SoapUI
8 6 (0.69%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.69%) WebDriver
8 6 (0.69%) Zephyr
9 5 (0.57%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.57%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.46%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.46%) Subversion
11 3 (0.34%) ERwin
11 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 281 (32.30%) Finance
2 113 (12.99%) Banking
3 41 (4.71%) Retail
4 40 (4.60%) Front Office
4 40 (4.60%) Investment Banking
5 32 (3.68%) Marketing
6 29 (3.33%) Legal
7 22 (2.53%) Back Office
8 20 (2.30%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.72%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.03%) Local Government
12 8 (0.92%) Advertising
13 7 (0.80%) Billing
13 7 (0.80%) Games
13 7 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.69%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.57%) French Language
15 5 (0.57%) German Language
15 5 (0.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.56%) .NET
2 23 (2.64%) XML
3 14 (1.61%) HTML
4 10 (1.15%) SOAP
4 10 (1.15%) Web Services
5 9 (1.03%) Middleware
6 8 (0.92%) RESTful
7 7 (0.80%) ASP.NET
7 7 (0.80%) Kafka
8 5 (0.57%) CSS
9 4 (0.46%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.46%) jQuery
10 3 (0.34%) EDI
10 3 (0.34%) Matplotlib
10 3 (0.34%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.34%) REST
10 3 (0.34%) Seaborn
10 3 (0.34%) VML
10 3 (0.34%) WCF
10 3 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 122 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.25%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.68%) Computer Science
4 30 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 22 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.53%) Fixed Income
6 20 (2.30%) Derivative
7 16 (1.84%) User Experience
8 13 (1.49%) NHS
8 13 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.38%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.26%) Fintech
11 9 (1.03%) Equities
11 9 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.92%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.69%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.69%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.69%) Reinsurance
13 6 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (7.24%) Windows
2 24 (2.76%) Windows 10
3 22 (2.53%) Linux
3 22 (2.53%) Windows 7
4 12 (1.38%) Apple iOS
4 12 (1.38%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (0.92%) Android
5 8 (0.92%) Unix
6 5 (0.57%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.46%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.34%) AIX
8 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.23%) Solaris
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (17.59%) Business Analysis
3 135 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 80 (9.20%) Project Management
5 76 (8.74%) Analytics
6 75 (8.62%) Migration
7 74 (8.51%) Waterfall
8 73 (8.39%) Data Analysis
9 66 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
10 65 (7.47%) Test Automation
11 61 (7.01%) User Stories
12 55 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
13 54 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
14 52 (5.98%) Data Modelling
15 47 (5.40%) ITIL
16 45 (5.17%) Change Management
17 44 (5.06%) Data Migration
17 44 (5.06%) Scrum
18 38 (4.37%) Asset Management
19 34 (3.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 179 (20.57%) SQL
2 44 (5.06%) Python
3 36 (4.14%) Java
4 34 (3.91%) C#
5 22 (2.53%) R
6 15 (1.72%) VBA
7 14 (1.61%) C
8 13 (1.49%) JavaScript
9 11 (1.26%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.26%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.69%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.57%) Scala
12 4 (0.46%) C++
12 4 (0.46%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.46%) VB
13 2 (0.23%) Groovy
13 2 (0.23%) PHP
13 2 (0.23%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.23%) VBScript
14 1 (0.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 76 (8.74%) Degree
2 45 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 30 (3.45%) ISEB
5 19 (2.18%) ISTQB
6 14 (1.61%) CISSP
7 13 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.92%) MCSE
11 6 (0.69%) CCNA
11 6 (0.69%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.69%) MCSA
12 5 (0.57%) CEH
12 5 (0.57%) IIBA
13 4 (0.46%) CCSP
13 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.94%) QA
2 36 (4.14%) PMO
3 26 (2.99%) GDPR
4 14 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.61%) SLA
5 12 (1.38%) IFRS
6 7 (0.80%) IFRS 9
6 7 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.80%) MiFID
6 7 (0.80%) PSD2
7 6 (0.69%) EMIR
8 5 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.46%) COBIT
9 4 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.23%) GxP
10 2 (0.23%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.11%) GCP
11 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 52 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.26%) vSphere
4 8 (0.92%) XenApp
5 7 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.80%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.69%) BitLocker
6 6 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.57%) Docker
7 5 (0.57%) StorNext
8 4 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.23%) Xen
11 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 36 (4.14%) SCCM
2 10 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.92%) QRadar
4 7 (0.80%) HP ALM
5 6 (0.69%) SCOM
6 5 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.46%) Perfmon
8 3 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.23%) Grafana
9 2 (0.23%) Kibana
9 2 (0.23%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.23%) Nessus
9 2 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.23%) WSUS
9 2 (0.23%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.11%) Ansible
10 1 (0.11%) CSIRT
10 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 98 (11.26%) Microsoft
2 58 (6.67%) Oracle
3 35 (4.02%) VMware
4 34 (3.91%) Cisco
5 24 (2.76%) Tableau
6 22 (2.53%) SAP
7 21 (2.41%) Citrix
8 20 (2.30%) HP
9 19 (2.18%) Adobe
9 19 (2.18%) Google
10 12 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.26%) Bloomberg
12 9 (1.03%) IBM
12 9 (1.03%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.92%) Apple
13 8 (0.92%) Qualys
14 7 (0.80%) Charles River
14 7 (0.80%) Murex
14 7 (0.80%) Netezza
14 7 (0.80%) Teradata