Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 237 212
Rank change year-on-year -14 -25 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Analyst 1,034 1,029 1,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.08% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.14% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 705 890
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £313 £284 £285
90th Percentile £649 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 14
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.95% +41.86% -8.51%
10th Percentile £15.19 £16.59 £15.25
90th Percentile £53.53 £47.88 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £27.70 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.15% +0.71% +2.80%

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 96,244 90,304 101,790
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,934 58,869 65,148
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,859 3,223 3,703
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.02 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.43%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -24 915 £450 - 222
London -7 521 £494 -1.15% 85
UK excluding London -11 504 £401 +0.25% 154
South East -5 136 £425 +6.25% 38
North of England +23 93 £420 +1.82% 39
Scotland +8 93 £400 +6.67% 13
Midlands -36 60 £438 +2.34% 24
East of England -32 54 £393 -1.88% 18
South West +15 52 £350 -7.89% 18
Yorkshire +7 47 £440 +10.00% 15
North West -5 40 £420 -4.00% 23
West Midlands -8 37 £475 +6.74% 16
East Midlands -23 23 £393 -7.65% 8
Wales -8 15 £480 +68.42% 4
North East +47 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Northern Ireland -14 2 £544 +117.50%

Senior Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 371 (35.88%) Finance
2 266 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (19.25%) SQL
4 185 (17.89%) Business Analysis
5 176 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 161 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
7 148 (14.31%) Banking
8 126 (12.19%) Project Management
9 100 (9.67%) Degree
10 99 (9.57%) Microsoft Excel
11 95 (9.19%) Windows
12 93 (8.99%) Data Analysis
12 93 (8.99%) Test Automation
13 92 (8.90%) Microsoft
14 91 (8.80%) JIRA
15 85 (8.22%) User Stories
16 82 (7.93%) Analytics
17 70 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
17 70 (6.77%) Management Information System
18 64 (6.19%) Migration
19 61 (5.90%) Oracle
19 61 (5.90%) Waterfall
20 59 (5.71%) BDD
20 59 (5.71%) Scrum
21 58 (5.61%) Use Case
22 57 (5.51%) QA
23 55 (5.32%) Security Cleared
23 55 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
24 54 (5.22%) ITIL
25 53 (5.13%) Java

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 29 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.61%) Confluence
2 27 (2.61%) SAS
3 24 (2.32%) MS Exchange
4 16 (1.55%) CMS
5 14 (1.35%) IIS
6 9 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (0.68%) Apache
7 7 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.58%) JBoss
8 6 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.48%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.48%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.48%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.48%) WordPress
10 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 99 (9.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (3.29%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.68%) SPSS
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.19%) InDesign
8 2 (0.19%) Mingle
8 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.097%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.097%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.16%) RMDS
3 8 (0.77%) SAP SD
4 7 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.68%) Sonata
5 6 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.29%) Loan IQ
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.29%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.19%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.19%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.19%) Sprinklr
7 2 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.84%) Office 365
2 18 (1.74%) Google Analytics
3 12 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.87%) Adobe Analytics
4 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.58%) IaaS
6 5 (0.48%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (0.39%) BrowserStack
7 4 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.39%) Trello
8 2 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.19%) GitHub
8 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.19%) SaaS
9 1 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.097%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.097%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.097%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.97%) Firewall
2 26 (2.51%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (1.55%) WAN
4 15 (1.45%) LAN
5 14 (1.35%) SSL
6 12 (1.16%) Network Security
7 11 (1.06%) DNS
8 10 (0.97%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.87%) Internet
9 9 (0.87%) Intranet
10 8 (0.77%) SAN
10 8 (0.77%) SMS
11 7 (0.68%) DHCP
11 7 (0.68%) Wireless
12 6 (0.58%) FTP
12 6 (0.58%) Skype
13 5 (0.48%) HTTP
13 5 (0.48%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (0.39%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (4.45%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (2.03%) Big Data
5 18 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
5 18 (1.74%) Power BI
6 14 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.26%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.16%) QlikView
9 10 (0.97%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.68%) MS Access
12 7 (0.68%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.48%) GIS
14 5 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 91 (8.80%) JIRA
2 49 (4.74%) Selenium
3 21 (2.03%) Cucumber
4 19 (1.84%) WebDriver
5 14 (1.35%) Jenkins
6 13 (1.26%) Zephyr
7 11 (1.06%) SoapUI
8 10 (0.97%) Git (software)
9 8 (0.77%) HP UFT
9 8 (0.77%) JMeter
9 8 (0.77%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.68%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.58%) Appium
11 6 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.48%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.39%) Maven
13 4 (0.39%) TestRail
14 3 (0.29%) Gatling
14 3 (0.29%) Subversion
15 2 (0.19%) LoadRunner
General
1 371 (35.88%) Finance
2 148 (14.31%) Banking
3 42 (4.06%) Legal
4 39 (3.77%) Front Office
5 38 (3.68%) Investment Banking
6 34 (3.29%) Retail
7 27 (2.61%) Retail Banking
8 23 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 23 (2.22%) Marketing
8 23 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 22 (2.13%) Law
10 20 (1.93%) Telecoms
11 17 (1.64%) Financial Institution
12 12 (1.16%) Back Office
13 11 (1.06%) Billing
14 8 (0.77%) International Banking
15 6 (0.58%) Games
16 5 (0.48%) Publishing
17 4 (0.39%) Automotive
17 4 (0.39%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.48%) .NET
2 22 (2.13%) Web Services
3 18 (1.74%) XML
4 13 (1.26%) Middleware
5 12 (1.16%) HTML
6 10 (0.97%) SOAP
7 9 (0.87%) CSS
7 9 (0.87%) JSON
8 8 (0.77%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.77%) J2EE
8 8 (0.77%) Node.js
9 5 (0.48%) Kafka
9 5 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.39%) .NET Core
10 4 (0.39%) REST
10 4 (0.39%) RESTful
11 3 (0.29%) MDX
12 2 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
12 2 (0.19%) Flash
12 2 (0.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 161 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (6.77%) Management Information System
3 38 (3.68%) NHS
4 33 (3.19%) User Experience
5 32 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 26 (2.51%) Derivative
7 20 (1.93%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.64%) Fixed Income
8 17 (1.64%) Virtual Team
9 14 (1.35%) Blackberry
9 14 (1.35%) Cyberattack
10 13 (1.26%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.16%) Computer Science
11 12 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
11 12 (1.16%) Equities
11 12 (1.16%) Fintech
12 11 (1.06%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.97%) Market Risk
14 9 (0.87%) iPhone
15 8 (0.77%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 95 (9.19%) Windows
2 36 (3.48%) Linux
2 36 (3.48%) Unix
3 31 (3.00%) Windows 7
4 21 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (1.74%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.06%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.77%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.48%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.39%) Android
13 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.29%) Solaris
13 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.19%) AIX
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.097%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (17.89%) Business Analysis
3 176 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 126 (12.19%) Project Management
5 93 (8.99%) Data Analysis
5 93 (8.99%) Test Automation
6 85 (8.22%) User Stories
7 82 (7.93%) Analytics
8 70 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 64 (6.19%) Migration
10 61 (5.90%) Waterfall
11 59 (5.71%) BDD
11 59 (5.71%) Scrum
12 58 (5.61%) Use Case
13 55 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
14 54 (5.22%) ITIL
15 53 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
16 51 (4.93%) SDLC
17 50 (4.84%) Change Management
18 47 (4.55%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 199 (19.25%) SQL
2 53 (5.13%) Java
3 44 (4.26%) Python
4 30 (2.90%) C#
5 22 (2.13%) VBA
6 18 (1.74%) R
7 12 (1.16%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.06%) PowerShell
9 9 (0.87%) C++
10 8 (0.77%) C
10 8 (0.77%) Ruby
11 7 (0.68%) COBOL
11 7 (0.68%) Perl
11 7 (0.68%) PHP
11 7 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.48%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.39%) VB
14 3 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (0.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 100 (9.67%) Degree
2 55 (5.32%) Security Cleared
3 51 (4.93%) ISEB
4 35 (3.38%) SC Cleared
5 30 (2.90%) CISSP
6 21 (2.03%) ISTQB
7 12 (1.16%) GIAC
8 11 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.97%) IIBA
9 10 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.77%) CREST Certified
11 8 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.68%) CEH
12 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.58%) CBAP
13 6 (0.58%) CISM
13 6 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.51%) QA
2 39 (3.77%) PMO
3 35 (3.38%) GDPR
4 31 (3.00%) SLA
5 25 (2.42%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.84%) MiFID
7 11 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.97%) EMIR
9 9 (0.87%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.87%) PSD2
10 7 (0.68%) CESG Infosec
10 7 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 7 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.48%) COBIT
11 5 (0.48%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 3 (0.29%) IFRS
13 3 (0.29%) Solvency II
14 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 47 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.39%) Docker
4 4 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.39%) vSphere
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (0.19%) XenApp
5 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.097%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.097%) Firmware
6 1 (0.097%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.097%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.097%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (2.32%) SCCM
2 15 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (1.26%) QRadar
4 7 (0.68%) IBM BigFix
5 5 (0.48%) SCOM
6 4 (0.39%) Ansible
6 4 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.29%) Puppet
7 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.19%) EnCase
8 2 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.097%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.097%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.097%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.097%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.097%) WSUS
Vendors
1 92 (8.90%) Microsoft
2 61 (5.90%) Oracle
3 44 (4.26%) SAP
4 41 (3.97%) VMware
5 37 (3.58%) HP
6 30 (2.90%) Cisco
7 28 (2.71%) Citrix
8 23 (2.22%) Bloomberg
9 22 (2.13%) Google
10 20 (1.93%) Tableau
11 18 (1.74%) IBM
11 18 (1.74%) Reuters
12 15 (1.45%) Dell
13 14 (1.35%) Adobe
14 13 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (1.26%) ServiceNow
14 13 (1.26%) Splunk
15 8 (0.77%) Cognos
16 7 (0.68%) Murex
16 7 (0.68%) Red Hat