Period
to 19 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 274 250 231
Rank change year-on-year -24 -19 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Analyst 960 951 1,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.03% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.08% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 648 856
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £310 £300 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 10
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £30.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +34.83% -23.28%
10th Percentile £12.96 £17.37 £17.76
90th Percentile £53.68 £48.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £27.70 £30.50
% change year-on-year -22.37% -9.20% +5.17%

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 96,001 87,918 101,505
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,167 57,151 65,412
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £251
90th Percentile £632 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,952 3,021 3,351
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% -3.85% +15.73%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.54 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -13 852 £450 - 204
UK excluding London -9 483 £425 +8.28% 131
London -17 472 £475 -5.00% 88
South East -3 142 £450 +12.50% 33
North of England +17 91 £425 +7.66% 30
Scotland -32 82 £400 +6.67% 12
Midlands -24 57 £425 - 26
South West +11 55 £425 +16.04% 14
Yorkshire +4 48 £425 +7.66% 12
North West -11 39 £450 +12.50% 15
East of England -31 36 £385 -3.75% 13
West Midlands -26 34 £425 - 19
East Midlands -19 22 £438 -2.78% 7
Wales -10 14 £480 +72.20% 1
Northern Ireland -1 7 £500 +100.00% 1
North East +23 4 £375 +7.14% 3

Senior Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 328 (34.17%) Finance
2 283 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (19.90%) SQL
4 182 (18.96%) Business Analysis
5 179 (18.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 148 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
7 125 (13.02%) Banking
8 105 (10.94%) Project Management
9 93 (9.69%) Degree
10 91 (9.48%) Microsoft Excel
11 89 (9.27%) JIRA
12 88 (9.17%) Test Automation
13 86 (8.96%) Microsoft
14 85 (8.85%) User Stories
15 78 (8.13%) Data Analysis
16 71 (7.40%) Windows
17 68 (7.08%) Analytics
17 68 (7.08%) Security Cleared
18 67 (6.98%) Waterfall
18 67 (6.98%) Scrum
19 66 (6.88%) Problem-Solving
20 61 (6.35%) Oracle
21 59 (6.15%) Management Information System
22 57 (5.94%) Migration
23 54 (5.63%) QA
24 53 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
25 52 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
26 51 (5.31%) Python
26 51 (5.31%) Change Management
26 51 (5.31%) Use Case

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 (3.65%) Confluence
2 30 (3.13%) SAS
3 26 (2.71%) SharePoint
4 21 (2.19%) MS Exchange
5 14 (1.46%) CMS
6 9 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.52%) WordPress
8 4 (0.42%) Apache
8 4 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.42%) IIS
8 4 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.42%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.31%) JBoss
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.31%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 91 (9.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 25 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.83%) SPSS
7 3 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.31%) InDesign
7 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (1.35%) RMDS
2 10 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.42%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.42%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.31%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.31%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.31%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.21%) Actimize
5 2 (0.21%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.21%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.21%) PolarLake
5 2 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.21%) Sonata
5 2 (0.21%) Summit
6 1 (0.10%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.88%) Google Analytics
1 18 (1.88%) Office 365
2 12 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.73%) SaaS
6 6 (0.63%) IaaS
7 5 (0.52%) BrowserStack
8 4 (0.42%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.42%) Trello
9 3 (0.31%) GitHub
9 3 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.21%) G Suite
10 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.75%) Firewall
2 23 (2.40%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (1.56%) SSL
4 13 (1.35%) Network Security
5 12 (1.25%) Intranet
5 12 (1.25%) WAN
6 11 (1.15%) LAN
6 11 (1.15%) SMS
7 9 (0.94%) Internet
8 8 (0.83%) VPN
9 6 (0.63%) FTP
10 5 (0.52%) DNS
10 5 (0.52%) HTTP
11 4 (0.42%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.42%) WebEx
12 3 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (0.31%) DHCP
12 3 (0.31%) Skype
12 3 (0.31%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.21%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (2.08%) Big Data
5 18 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
6 17 (1.77%) Power BI
7 13 (1.35%) QlikView
8 12 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.04%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
10 8 (0.83%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.83%) MS Access
11 7 (0.73%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.73%) GIS
11 7 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.63%) MySQL
12 6 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (0.52%) DB2
13 5 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 89 (9.27%) JIRA
2 39 (4.06%) Selenium
3 13 (1.35%) Cucumber
3 13 (1.35%) Zephyr
4 12 (1.25%) WebDriver
5 11 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.15%) JMeter
6 10 (1.04%) SpecFlow
7 9 (0.94%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.94%) HP UFT
7 9 (0.94%) SoapUI
7 9 (0.94%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.63%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.63%) Subversion
9 4 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.31%) Appium
10 3 (0.31%) TestRail
11 2 (0.21%) Calabash
11 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 328 (34.17%) Finance
2 125 (13.02%) Banking
3 45 (4.69%) Legal
4 39 (4.06%) Investment Banking
5 32 (3.33%) Front Office
5 32 (3.33%) Retail
6 23 (2.40%) Marketing
7 21 (2.19%) Law
8 20 (2.08%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.98%) Retail Banking
10 15 (1.56%) Back Office
11 12 (1.25%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 11 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (1.04%) Billing
14 7 (0.73%) Games
14 7 (0.73%) Publishing
15 6 (0.63%) French Language
15 6 (0.63%) International Banking
15 6 (0.63%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.60%) .NET
2 22 (2.29%) XML
3 18 (1.88%) Web Services
4 10 (1.04%) HTML
4 10 (1.04%) SOAP
5 9 (0.94%) RESTful
6 8 (0.83%) Node.js
7 7 (0.73%) CSS
7 7 (0.73%) JSON
8 6 (0.63%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.63%) Middleware
9 5 (0.52%) Kafka
10 4 (0.42%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.42%) MDX
11 2 (0.21%) CSS3
11 2 (0.21%) HTML5
11 2 (0.21%) J2EE
11 2 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
12 1 (0.10%) COM
12 1 (0.10%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 148 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 33 (3.44%) NHS
4 31 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (2.60%) User Experience
6 24 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.98%) Fixed Income
8 18 (1.88%) Derivative
9 15 (1.56%) Data Centre
10 14 (1.46%) Data Structures
10 14 (1.46%) Fintech
10 14 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (1.35%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.25%) Blackberry
12 12 (1.25%) Cyberattack
13 11 (1.15%) Equities
14 10 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (1.04%) iPhone
15 7 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
15 7 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (7.40%) Windows
2 30 (3.13%) Linux
3 25 (2.60%) Windows 7
4 20 (2.08%) Unix
5 12 (1.25%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.83%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.52%) Android
9 4 (0.42%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.21%) AIX
11 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.10%) HPUX
12 1 (0.10%) Solaris
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (18.96%) Business Analysis
3 179 (18.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 105 (10.94%) Project Management
5 88 (9.17%) Test Automation
6 85 (8.85%) User Stories
7 78 (8.13%) Data Analysis
8 68 (7.08%) Analytics
9 67 (6.98%) Scrum
9 67 (6.98%) Waterfall
10 66 (6.88%) Problem-Solving
11 57 (5.94%) Migration
12 53 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 51 (5.31%) Change Management
13 51 (5.31%) Use Case
14 47 (4.90%) Cybersecurity
14 47 (4.90%) SDLC
15 46 (4.79%) Information Security
16 45 (4.69%) Acceptance Criteria
17 44 (4.58%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 191 (19.90%) SQL
2 51 (5.31%) Python
3 47 (4.90%) Java
4 30 (3.13%) C#
5 20 (2.08%) VBA
6 18 (1.88%) R
7 15 (1.56%) C
8 10 (1.04%) PowerShell
9 8 (0.83%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.83%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.73%) COBOL
11 6 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.63%) Ruby
12 5 (0.52%) C++
12 5 (0.52%) Perl
12 5 (0.52%) PHP
12 5 (0.52%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.42%) Scala
14 3 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 93 (9.69%) Degree
2 68 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 47 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 37 (3.85%) ISEB
5 28 (2.92%) CISSP
6 13 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (1.25%) GIAC
7 12 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (1.04%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.83%) CREST Certified
9 8 (0.83%) IIBA
10 7 (0.73%) CEH
10 7 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.73%) MCSE
10 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.63%) QA
2 34 (3.54%) PMO
3 31 (3.23%) GDPR
4 26 (2.71%) SLA
5 23 (2.40%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.35%) MiFID
7 10 (1.04%) EMIR
7 10 (1.04%) PSD2
8 8 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.73%) CESG Infosec
9 7 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (0.73%) IFRS
10 6 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
10 6 (0.63%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.52%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 3 (0.31%) Solvency II
14 2 (0.21%) HL7
14 2 (0.21%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 36 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.52%) StorNext
4 5 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.42%) Docker
6 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Clusterware
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.21%) vSphere
7 1 (0.10%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.10%) Firmware
7 1 (0.10%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.10%) XenApp
7 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (3.54%) SCCM
2 10 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.94%) QRadar
4 7 (0.73%) IBM BigFix
5 6 (0.63%) SCOM
6 5 (0.52%) HP ALM
6 5 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.42%) Perfmon
7 4 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.31%) Ansible
8 3 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.21%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.21%) Puppet
9 2 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.21%) WSUS
10 1 (0.10%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 86 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.35%) Oracle
3 30 (3.13%) SAP
4 27 (2.81%) Cisco
5 26 (2.71%) HP
5 26 (2.71%) VMware
6 25 (2.60%) Bloomberg
6 25 (2.60%) Tableau
7 24 (2.50%) Citrix
8 22 (2.29%) Google
9 18 (1.88%) Adobe
10 17 (1.77%) IBM
10 17 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (1.67%) Reuters
12 15 (1.56%) Dell
13 10 (1.04%) ServiceNow
14 9 (0.94%) Cognos
14 9 (0.94%) Murex
15 8 (0.83%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.83%) Splunk