The median contractor rate for a Senior Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Analyst
UK
Rank 235 214 198
Rank change year-on-year -21 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Analyst 467 604 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.14% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.19% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 427 401
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -2.58% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Median hourly rate £26.75 £22.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.22% -30.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.87 £17.75 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £35.75 £32.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £21.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +27.38% -34.37%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Senior Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Analyst in the UK

Senior Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 413 £450 +5.26% 157
London -34 198 £500 +5.26% 61
South East +9 70 £400 - 26
Scotland +15 43 £390 -1.26% 13
City of London -3 41 £550 +22.22% 13
East of England +12 34 £370 -26.00% 9
Edinburgh +20 33 £400 +1.26% 8
South West -7 31 £348 -4.79% 16
Surrey +22 25 £403 -3.01% 9
North West +29 21 £354 +8.84% 7
West Midlands +16 20 £388 -0.32% 9
East Midlands +5 19 £438 +9.37% 8
Northamptonshire +9 16 £450 -10.00% 3
Manchester +21 15 £345 -8.00% 6
Yorkshire +1 15 £388 +7.63% 18
Bristol +5 14 £325 -8.45% 9
Essex +2 14 £330 - 2
Hertfordshire +9 12 £425 -20.00% 4
West Yorkshire -5 12 £375 +3.80% 12
Hampshire -3 11 £310 -11.42% 5
Oxfordshire -2 10 £338 - 2
West Sussex +9 9 £370 +42.30%
Oxford - 9 £338 -
Berkshire +11 8 £388 -12.92% 4
Northampton +4 8 £450 -10.00% 2
South Wales +13 7 £200 -38.46% 3
Guildford +10 7 £438 +20.68%
Wales +4 7 £200 -39.62% 3
Wiltshire -1 7 £493 -1.40% 4
Leeds -5 7 £363 +9.84% 6

Senior Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 317 (33.37%) Finance
2 255 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (20.74%) Business Analysis
4 149 (15.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 131 (13.79%) Banking
6 127 (13.37%) SQL
7 123 (12.95%) Microsoft
8 118 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
9 89 (9.37%) Scrum
10 86 (9.05%) Project Management
11 83 (8.74%) Windows
11 83 (8.74%) MS Excel
11 83 (8.74%) Retail
12 77 (8.11%) ITIL
13 74 (7.79%) User Stories
14 73 (7.68%) Migration
15 66 (6.95%) Degree
16 61 (6.42%) ISEB
17 60 (6.32%) Java
18 59 (6.21%) Use Case
19 57 (6.00%) Oracle
20 56 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
20 56 (5.89%) Waterfall
21 54 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
21 54 (5.68%) Active Directory
21 54 (5.68%) Change Management
22 52 (5.47%) Management Information System
22 52 (5.47%) JIRA
22 52 (5.47%) Selenium
23 50 (5.26%) SDLC

Senior Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 20 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.37%) CMS
4 13 (1.37%) Skype for Business
5 9 (0.95%) Confluence
5 9 (0.95%) SAS
6 7 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (0.74%) IIS
7 5 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.42%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.21%) JCAPS
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.11%) Drupal
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 83 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 47 (4.95%) MS Office
3 33 (3.47%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.32%) MS Project
5 18 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.42%) Mingle
8 2 (0.21%) Autodesk Flame
8 2 (0.21%) Maya
8 2 (0.21%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 11 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.84%) SAP MII
3 8 (0.84%) SAP PP
3 8 (0.84%) SAP PP-PI
4 7 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (0.74%) Sonata
4 7 (0.74%) Tercero
5 6 (0.63%) BigMachines
5 6 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.42%) Lorenzo
7 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.42%) Sprinklr
7 4 (0.42%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.32%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.68%) Office 365
2 15 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.16%) SaaS
4 8 (0.84%) IaaS
5 7 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
6 6 (0.63%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.53%) PaaS
8 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.21%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) G Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.84%) Firewall
2 25 (2.63%) LAN
3 22 (2.32%) DNS
4 20 (2.11%) Network Security
5 18 (1.89%) WAN
5 18 (1.89%) Wireless
6 17 (1.79%) Internet
7 16 (1.68%) VPN
8 15 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (1.26%) MPLS
11 10 (1.05%) IPsec
11 10 (1.05%) VoIP
12 9 (0.95%) TCP/IP
13 8 (0.84%) BGP
13 8 (0.84%) DHCP
13 8 (0.84%) Spanning Tree
13 8 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.74%) OSPF
14 7 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
2 30 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 16 (1.68%) Big Data
3 16 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.58%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (1.05%) QlikView
7 9 (0.95%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.84%) Data Mining
8 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.74%) DB2
10 6 (0.63%) Power BI
10 6 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.53%) GIS
12 4 (0.42%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.42%) Electronic Patient Records
12 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.42%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 52 (5.47%) JIRA
1 52 (5.47%) Selenium
2 23 (2.42%) Cucumber
3 18 (1.89%) WebDriver
4 17 (1.79%) HP UFT
5 12 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.95%) Git (software)
8 8 (0.84%) LoadRunner
9 7 (0.74%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.74%) SoapUI
10 6 (0.63%) Subversion
10 6 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
10 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.53%) Appium
11 5 (0.53%) JMeter
11 5 (0.53%) JUnit
11 5 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.42%) TestNG
13 3 (0.32%) TestDirector
General
1 317 (33.37%) Finance
2 131 (13.79%) Banking
3 83 (8.74%) Retail
4 49 (5.16%) Front Office
5 43 (4.53%) Investment Banking
6 34 (3.58%) Marketing
6 34 (3.58%) Telecoms
7 29 (3.05%) Back Office
8 26 (2.74%) Legal
8 26 (2.74%) Retail Banking
9 20 (2.11%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.37%) Advertising
11 12 (1.26%) Law
12 9 (0.95%) Electronics
12 9 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.74%) Publishing
14 6 (0.63%) Billing
15 5 (0.53%) Private Banking
16 4 (0.42%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.05%) XML
2 25 (2.63%) Web Services
3 18 (1.89%) .NET
4 8 (0.84%) HTML
4 8 (0.84%) SAP XI
5 7 (0.74%) SOAP
6 5 (0.53%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.53%) JSON
6 5 (0.53%) Middleware
6 5 (0.53%) Velocity
6 5 (0.53%) XSLT
7 4 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.42%) Flash
7 4 (0.42%) Gherkin
7 4 (0.42%) J2EE
7 4 (0.42%) Kafka
8 3 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.32%) REST
8 3 (0.32%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 118 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 41 (4.32%) Data Centre
4 27 (2.84%) Derivative
5 26 (2.74%) NHS
6 23 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (1.68%) Fixed Income
8 14 (1.47%) Equities
9 12 (1.26%) Credit Risk
9 12 (1.26%) Mainframe
10 10 (1.05%) Computer Science
11 9 (0.95%) Fintech
12 8 (0.84%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.84%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.84%) SWIFT
12 8 (0.84%) User Experience
13 7 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.74%) iPad
14 6 (0.63%) Fat Client
14 6 (0.63%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 83 (8.74%) Windows
2 41 (4.32%) Linux
3 30 (3.16%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.32%) Unix
5 21 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (2.11%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.95%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.63%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.53%) Android
11 5 (0.53%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.53%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.42%) AIX
13 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.21%) MVS
13 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.11%) VMS
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (20.74%) Business Analysis
3 149 (15.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 89 (9.37%) Scrum
5 86 (9.05%) Project Management
6 77 (8.11%) ITIL
7 74 (7.79%) User Stories
8 73 (7.68%) Migration
9 59 (6.21%) Use Case
10 56 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
10 56 (5.89%) Waterfall
11 54 (5.68%) Change Management
11 54 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 50 (5.26%) SDLC
13 47 (4.95%) Data Analysis
14 46 (4.84%) Test Scripting
15 43 (4.53%) Process Improvement
16 41 (4.32%) Data Modelling
17 40 (4.21%) E-Commerce
18 37 (3.89%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 127 (13.37%) SQL
2 60 (6.32%) Java
3 26 (2.74%) Python
4 14 (1.47%) C#
4 14 (1.47%) PowerShell
5 10 (1.05%) T-SQL
6 8 (0.84%) PL/SQL
7 7 (0.74%) Groovy
7 7 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.63%) Perl
8 6 (0.63%) Ruby
8 6 (0.63%) VB
9 5 (0.53%) C
10 4 (0.42%) COBOL
10 4 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (0.42%) R
11 3 (0.32%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.21%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (0.21%) JCL
Qualifications
1 66 (6.95%) Degree
2 61 (6.42%) ISEB
3 48 (5.05%) Security Cleared
4 31 (3.26%) ISTQB
4 31 (3.26%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.89%) CISSP
6 16 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.16%) CCNP
9 9 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.84%) MCP
10 8 (0.84%) SANS
11 7 (0.74%) ISSAP
11 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.53%) CBAP
13 5 (0.53%) CCSA
14 4 (0.42%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.74%) MiFID
1 45 (4.74%) QA
2 24 (2.53%) PMO
3 21 (2.21%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (1.79%) SLA
5 15 (1.58%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (1.16%) EMIR
7 9 (0.95%) SEPA
8 8 (0.84%) GDPR
9 7 (0.74%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.53%) FATCA
10 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.42%) ISO20022
12 3 (0.32%) Basel III
12 3 (0.32%) HL7
12 3 (0.32%) IFRS
12 3 (0.32%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.21%) Basel II
13 2 (0.21%) ISO27002
System Software
1 54 (5.68%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.53%) XenApp
3 18 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.68%) XenDesktop
5 13 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.95%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.74%) vSphere
9 6 (0.63%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.32%) Firmware
10 3 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.21%) StorNext
11 2 (0.21%) Xsan
12 1 (0.11%) Docker
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.89%) SCCM
3 9 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (0.74%) FortiGate
4 7 (0.74%) SCOM
4 7 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (0.42%) Kibana
5 4 (0.42%) logstash
5 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.42%) QRadar
6 3 (0.32%) Puppet
7 2 (0.21%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.21%) RSA enVision
7 2 (0.21%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.11%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.11%) SCSM
Vendors
1 123 (12.95%) Microsoft
2 57 (6.00%) Oracle
3 43 (4.53%) SAP
4 36 (3.79%) Cisco
5 30 (3.16%) HP
6 28 (2.95%) VMware
7 26 (2.74%) Citrix
7 26 (2.74%) IBM
8 19 (2.00%) CheckPoint
9 14 (1.47%) CA
9 14 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (1.47%) Symantec
10 12 (1.26%) Remedy
10 12 (1.26%) Tableau
11 11 (1.16%) BMC
11 11 (1.16%) NetApp
12 9 (0.95%) Adobe
12 9 (0.95%) Guidewire
12 9 (0.95%) IronPort
13 8 (0.84%) FNZ
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