Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Senior Analyst
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 268 260 202
Rank change year-on-year -8 -58 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Analyst 1005 1059 1407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.01% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.07% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 734 980
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -1.16%
10th Percentile £313 £271 £288
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 15
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.11% +105.71% -23.08%
10th Percentile £15.19 £23.98 £13.45
90th Percentile £55.40 £49.18 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £36.00 £20.74
% change year-on-year -36.11% +73.62% -1.26%

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Analyst in the UK

Senior Analyst
Top 15 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 21 November 2017. 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 -16 870 £463 +2.78% 152
UK excluding London +7 511 £400 - 100
London -22 484 £500 +5.26% 67
South East +8 141 £425 +6.25% 22
Scotland +45 121 £388 +0.32% 13
North of England +20 85 £400 -5.88% 26
Midlands -13 63 £450 +5.88% 13
South West -8 51 £370 -11.38% 10
Yorkshire +25 47 £395 -7.06% 11
East of England -33 42 £400 +13.48% 14
East Midlands -5 32 £463 +8.82% 3
West Midlands -6 32 £405 -4.71% 10
North West -13 32 £405 -4.71% 13
Wales +8 8 £496 +32.13%
North East +64 6 £375 +7.14% 2

Senior Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Analyst in the job title.

1 379 (37.71%) Finance
2 273 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (19.60%) SQL
4 180 (17.91%) Banking
5 165 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 159 (15.82%) Business Analysis
6 159 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
7 112 (11.14%) Test Automation
8 104 (10.35%) Windows
9 94 (9.35%) Project Management
10 92 (9.15%) Data Analysis
11 88 (8.76%) Degree
12 87 (8.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 84 (8.36%) JIRA
13 84 (8.36%) User Stories
14 82 (8.16%) Microsoft
15 77 (7.66%) Analytics
16 69 (6.87%) QA
16 69 (6.87%) Oracle
17 68 (6.77%) Scrum
18 67 (6.67%) Migration
19 65 (6.47%) Microsoft Excel
19 65 (6.47%) BDD
20 64 (6.37%) Java
21 63 (6.27%) ISEB
22 60 (5.97%) SQL Server
23 58 (5.77%) Use Case
24 57 (5.67%) Waterfall
25 56 (5.57%) Front Office
26 55 (5.47%) Selenium

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 28 (2.79%) Confluence
2 21 (2.09%) MS Exchange
3 20 (1.99%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.89%) SAS
5 11 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.09%) IIS
6 10 (1.00%) CMS
7 9 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (0.80%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.70%) Apache
10 6 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.60%) JBoss
10 6 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.60%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.50%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.50%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.30%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.20%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 65 (6.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 26 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.60%) SPSS
7 2 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.90%) Sonata
3 7 (0.70%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.50%) Loan IQ
4 5 (0.50%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.30%) RMDS
5 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.20%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (0.20%) SAP MRS
6 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.79%) Office 365
2 12 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.90%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
4 7 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.40%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.20%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.20%) GitHub
7 2 (0.20%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.20%) PaaS
7 2 (0.20%) SaaS
8 1 (0.100%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.100%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.100%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.100%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.100%) Slack
8 1 (0.100%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.18%) Firewall
2 28 (2.79%) WAN
3 25 (2.49%) LAN
4 14 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.29%) SAN
6 12 (1.19%) DNS
6 12 (1.19%) Wireless
7 11 (1.09%) Internet
8 8 (0.80%) DHCP
8 8 (0.80%) SMS
9 7 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (0.70%) Skype
9 7 (0.70%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.50%) 3G
10 5 (0.50%) VoIP
10 5 (0.50%) VPN
11 4 (0.40%) SSL
11 4 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.30%) Intranet
12 3 (0.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (2.99%) Big Data
4 28 (2.79%) Hadoop
5 20 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (1.09%) QlikView
8 11 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.00%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.90%) Power BI
11 8 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.70%) Apache Hive
12 7 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.60%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.60%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.50%) Essbase
14 5 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 84 (8.36%) JIRA
2 55 (5.47%) Selenium
3 27 (2.69%) Cucumber
3 27 (2.69%) WebDriver
4 13 (1.29%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.19%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.19%) SoapUI
5 12 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.09%) Zephyr
7 10 (1.00%) HP UFT
8 9 (0.90%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.90%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.70%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.60%) JMeter
11 5 (0.50%) Appium
12 4 (0.40%) TestRail
13 3 (0.30%) Gatling
13 3 (0.30%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.30%) Maven
13 3 (0.30%) MSTest
General
1 379 (37.71%) Finance
2 180 (17.91%) Banking
3 56 (5.57%) Front Office
4 47 (4.68%) Investment Banking
4 47 (4.68%) Retail
5 35 (3.48%) Retail Banking
6 34 (3.38%) Marketing
7 27 (2.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 26 (2.59%) Legal
9 23 (2.29%) Manufacturing
10 22 (2.19%) Back Office
11 20 (1.99%) Telecoms
12 18 (1.79%) Financial Institution
13 15 (1.49%) Law
14 10 (1.00%) Billing
15 9 (0.90%) International Banking
16 8 (0.80%) Publishing
17 4 (0.40%) French Language
18 3 (0.30%) Advertising
18 3 (0.30%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.98%) .NET
2 18 (1.79%) Web Services
3 16 (1.59%) XML
4 14 (1.39%) Middleware
5 12 (1.19%) ASP.NET
6 9 (0.90%) SOAP
7 8 (0.80%) HTML
8 7 (0.70%) J2EE
8 7 (0.70%) RESTful
9 6 (0.60%) CSS
9 6 (0.60%) Spring
10 5 (0.50%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.50%) JSON
10 5 (0.50%) REST
10 5 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.40%) .NET Core
12 3 (0.30%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.30%) GWT
12 3 (0.30%) MDX
13 2 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 159 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 36 (3.58%) Derivative
3 36 (3.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (3.58%) User Experience
4 24 (2.39%) NHS
5 20 (1.99%) Market Risk
6 19 (1.89%) Data Structures
7 18 (1.79%) Fixed Income
8 17 (1.69%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.19%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.09%) Equities
10 11 (1.09%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.00%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.00%) Fintech
12 9 (0.90%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
13 8 (0.80%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 104 (10.35%) Windows
2 44 (4.38%) Linux
3 40 (3.98%) Unix
4 24 (2.39%) Windows 7
5 23 (2.29%) Windows Server
6 22 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.00%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.70%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.60%) Android
12 5 (0.50%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.40%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.30%) Solaris
15 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.100%) CentOS
16 1 (0.100%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 159 (15.82%) Business Analysis
4 112 (11.14%) Test Automation
5 94 (9.35%) Project Management
6 92 (9.15%) Data Analysis
7 87 (8.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 84 (8.36%) User Stories
9 77 (7.66%) Analytics
10 68 (6.77%) Scrum
11 67 (6.67%) Migration
12 65 (6.47%) BDD
13 58 (5.77%) Use Case
14 57 (5.67%) Waterfall
15 51 (5.07%) ITIL
16 48 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
17 45 (4.48%) Test Scripting
18 43 (4.28%) Acceptance Criteria
18 43 (4.28%) SDLC
19 42 (4.18%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 197 (19.60%) SQL
2 64 (6.37%) Java
3 48 (4.78%) Python
4 42 (4.18%) C#
5 19 (1.89%) R
6 15 (1.49%) JavaScript
6 15 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 12 (1.19%) C
7 12 (1.19%) PowerShell
8 11 (1.09%) VBA
9 8 (0.80%) C++
9 8 (0.80%) PL/SQL
9 8 (0.80%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.60%) Perl
10 6 (0.60%) Ruby
10 6 (0.60%) VB
11 5 (0.50%) PHP
12 3 (0.30%) Groovy
12 3 (0.30%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (8.76%) Degree
2 63 (6.27%) ISEB
3 43 (4.28%) Security Cleared
4 40 (3.98%) ISTQB
5 32 (3.18%) SC Cleared
6 22 (2.19%) CISSP
7 18 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (1.00%) CISM
8 10 (1.00%) IIBA
8 10 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (0.80%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.60%) MCSA
11 6 (0.60%) MCSE
11 6 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.50%) CBAP
12 5 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.87%) QA
2 46 (4.58%) PMO
3 31 (3.08%) MiFID
3 31 (3.08%) SLA
4 29 (2.89%) GDPR
5 26 (2.59%) Data Quality
6 14 (1.39%) EMIR
7 10 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.90%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
10 6 (0.60%) COBIT
10 6 (0.60%) IFRS
10 6 (0.60%) PSD2
11 5 (0.50%) IFRS 9
11 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.20%) COREP
13 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 2 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 37 (3.68%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.60%) XenApp
6 4 (0.40%) vSphere
7 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.30%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.20%) Docker
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.100%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.100%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.100%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.100%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.59%) SCCM
3 9 (0.90%) QRadar
4 6 (0.60%) SCOM
5 4 (0.40%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.30%) EnCase
6 3 (0.30%) Kibana
6 3 (0.30%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.30%) WSUS
7 2 (0.20%) Ansible
7 2 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.20%) logstash
7 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.20%) Puppet
8 1 (0.100%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.100%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 82 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 69 (6.87%) Oracle
3 42 (4.18%) SAP
4 35 (3.48%) HP
5 31 (3.08%) VMware
6 25 (2.49%) Citrix
7 23 (2.29%) Splunk
8 20 (1.99%) Cisco
9 15 (1.49%) IBM
10 14 (1.39%) Google
10 14 (1.39%) Tableau
11 12 (1.19%) Adobe
12 10 (1.00%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.80%) Bloomberg
13 8 (0.80%) Forcepoint
13 8 (0.80%) Informatica
13 8 (0.80%) JD Edwards
14 7 (0.70%) Apple
14 7 (0.70%) Dell
14 7 (0.70%) Reuters