Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 324 277 258
Rank change year-on-year -47 -19 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Analyst 823 911 1,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.93% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.98% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 658 773
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £283
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 9
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £24.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.12% -31.94% +94.91%
10th Percentile £12.88 £15.66 £12.05
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.45 £43.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.35% -36.11% +73.62%

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 97,419 93,242 100,530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,006 60,974 65,639
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,159 2,792 3,173
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.94 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.60% +0.03% +6.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.35 £48.75 £46.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -45 752 £450 - 207
UK excluding London -47 419 £400 -2.44% 139
London -28 396 £500 - 89
South East -15 135 £425 +3.03% 34
North of England -3 92 £400 - 30
Scotland -66 53 £350 -6.67% 14
Midlands -28 51 £365 -21.08% 23
Yorkshire -16 49 £395 -1.25% 14
East of England -9 43 £441 +5.06% 12
South West -27 32 £425 -5.56% 20
West Midlands -21 27 £375 +2.04% 18
North West -31 26 £400 -1.23% 16
East Midlands -11 21 £363 -23.68% 4
North East +8 18 £425 -22.73%
Wales -14 10 £475 +5.56% 7
Northern Ireland - 3 £359 -

Senior Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 269 (32.69%) Finance
2 238 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (17.13%) SQL
4 137 (16.65%) Business Analysis
5 107 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 107 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
6 99 (12.03%) Microsoft
7 96 (11.66%) Banking
8 75 (9.11%) Migration
8 75 (9.11%) Analytics
9 72 (8.75%) Project Management
10 69 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
10 69 (8.38%) Windows
10 69 (8.38%) Degree
11 66 (8.02%) User Stories
12 63 (7.65%) Test Automation
12 63 (7.65%) Data Modelling
13 62 (7.53%) Active Directory
13 62 (7.53%) Data Analysis
14 61 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
14 61 (7.41%) Waterfall
15 60 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 60 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
16 58 (7.05%) JIRA
16 58 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
17 55 (6.68%) ITIL
18 54 (6.56%) Oracle
19 53 (6.44%) SQL Server
20 48 (5.83%) Scrum
21 43 (5.22%) VMware

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 30 (3.65%) SAS
2 28 (3.40%) Confluence
3 25 (3.04%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.94%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.46%) CMS
6 11 (1.34%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.36%) IIS
10 2 (0.24%) Apache
10 2 (0.24%) Appian
10 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.24%) SAP EP
10 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.12%) Drupal
11 1 (0.12%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.97%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (0.97%) Endur
2 5 (0.61%) Actimize
2 5 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.61%) SAP APO
2 5 (0.61%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.61%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.36%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.24%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.24%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.24%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.24%) Summit
5 1 (0.12%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (4.01%) Office 365
3 19 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.07%) SaaS
5 9 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.97%) IaaS
7 7 (0.85%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.73%) PaaS
9 5 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
9 5 (0.61%) BrowserStack
9 5 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.49%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.36%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.36%) GitHub
11 3 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.12%) G Suite
12 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.65%) Firewall
2 18 (2.19%) VPN
3 16 (1.94%) WAN
4 14 (1.70%) LAN
5 12 (1.46%) DNS
5 12 (1.46%) Network Security
6 8 (0.97%) Internet
6 8 (0.97%) SAN
7 7 (0.85%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.85%) VoIP
7 7 (0.85%) Wireless
8 6 (0.73%) Intranet
8 6 (0.73%) Skype
9 5 (0.61%) BGP
9 5 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.61%) DHCP
9 5 (0.61%) OSPF
9 5 (0.61%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.49%) Cisco ICM
10 4 (0.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (3.04%) Power BI
4 22 (2.67%) Big Data
5 13 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (1.46%) QlikView
7 10 (1.22%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.09%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (0.73%) Data Lake
11 6 (0.73%) Riak
11 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.61%) Essbase
12 5 (0.61%) MS Access
12 5 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
12 5 (0.61%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.61%) SAP Data Services
12 5 (0.61%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 58 (7.05%) JIRA
2 26 (3.16%) Selenium
3 15 (1.82%) SpecFlow
4 13 (1.58%) Cucumber
4 13 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.34%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.97%) JMeter
6 8 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (0.85%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.73%) SoapUI
8 6 (0.73%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.61%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.61%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.61%) GitLab
9 5 (0.61%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.61%) PowerBuilder
9 5 (0.61%) Toad
9 5 (0.61%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.49%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 269 (32.69%) Finance
2 96 (11.66%) Banking
3 43 (5.22%) Retail
4 34 (4.13%) Investment Banking
5 32 (3.89%) Front Office
6 29 (3.52%) Marketing
7 27 (3.28%) Legal
8 26 (3.16%) Back Office
9 15 (1.82%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.58%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.34%) Retail Banking
12 10 (1.22%) Law
12 10 (1.22%) Manufacturing
13 9 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.97%) Publishing
15 6 (0.73%) Advertising
15 6 (0.73%) Games
16 5 (0.61%) Automotive
17 4 (0.49%) Billing
17 4 (0.49%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.77%) .NET
2 23 (2.79%) XML
3 17 (2.07%) Middleware
4 15 (1.82%) HTML
5 14 (1.70%) Web Services
6 11 (1.34%) SOAP
7 9 (1.09%) RESTful
8 8 (0.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 7 (0.85%) REST
10 6 (0.73%) Gherkin
10 6 (0.73%) Kafka
11 5 (0.61%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.49%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.49%) CSS
12 4 (0.49%) jQuery
12 4 (0.49%) React
13 3 (0.36%) EDI
13 3 (0.36%) IDoc
13 3 (0.36%) Seaborn
13 3 (0.36%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 107 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (3.04%) Derivative
5 23 (2.79%) User Experience
6 20 (2.43%) Fixed Income
6 20 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (2.31%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.07%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.46%) Credit Risk
10 12 (1.46%) Fintech
11 10 (1.22%) NHS
11 10 (1.22%) Reinsurance
12 8 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.97%) Reference Data
12 8 (0.97%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.85%) Market Risk
14 6 (0.73%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 6 (0.73%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 69 (8.38%) Windows
2 24 (2.92%) Windows Server
3 21 (2.55%) Windows 7
4 20 (2.43%) Linux
5 19 (2.31%) Unix
5 19 (2.31%) Windows 10
6 15 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.58%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.09%) Android
9 8 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.73%) AIX
11 5 (0.61%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.61%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.24%) Solaris
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (16.65%) Business Analysis
3 107 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 75 (9.11%) Analytics
4 75 (9.11%) Migration
5 72 (8.75%) Project Management
6 69 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
7 66 (8.02%) User Stories
8 63 (7.65%) Data Modelling
8 63 (7.65%) Test Automation
9 62 (7.53%) Data Analysis
10 61 (7.41%) Waterfall
11 60 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
11 60 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 55 (6.68%) ITIL
13 48 (5.83%) Scrum
14 42 (5.10%) Asset Management
15 39 (4.74%) Data Migration
15 39 (4.74%) Risk Management
16 35 (4.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 141 (17.13%) SQL
2 43 (5.22%) Python
3 39 (4.74%) Java
4 34 (4.13%) C#
5 17 (2.07%) C++
5 17 (2.07%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.07%) R
6 16 (1.94%) PowerShell
7 12 (1.46%) C
8 9 (1.09%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.97%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 8 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.85%) VB
10 7 (0.85%) VBA
11 5 (0.61%) Scala
12 4 (0.49%) Perl
13 3 (0.36%) Groovy
13 3 (0.36%) PHP
14 2 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 69 (8.38%) Degree
2 43 (5.22%) Security Cleared
3 34 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.04%) ISEB
5 18 (2.19%) CISSP
5 18 (2.19%) ISTQB
6 16 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.09%) CISM
8 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.97%) CCNA
9 8 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.97%) MCSE
10 7 (0.85%) CEH
11 6 (0.73%) MCSA
12 5 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.61%) GCIH
12 5 (0.61%) IIBA
12 5 (0.61%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.22%) QA
2 38 (4.62%) PMO
3 27 (3.28%) GDPR
4 14 (1.70%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.58%) SLA
6 11 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (1.22%) IFRS
8 6 (0.73%) IFRS 9
9 5 (0.61%) COBIT
9 5 (0.61%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.61%) PSD2
10 4 (0.49%) MiFID
11 3 (0.36%) EMIR
11 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.36%) SEPA
12 2 (0.24%) GxP
12 2 (0.24%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.12%) GAAP
System Software
1 62 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 33 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.70%) vSphere
4 13 (1.58%) XenApp
5 11 (1.34%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.85%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.73%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.36%) Docker
10 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.24%) Xen
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.12%) StorNext
12 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (4.01%) SCCM
2 11 (1.34%) SCOM
3 7 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.73%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.61%) QRadar
5 5 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (0.61%) vMotion
6 4 (0.49%) Perfmon
6 4 (0.49%) Puppet
6 4 (0.49%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.36%) CASB
7 3 (0.36%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.36%) WSUS
7 3 (0.36%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.24%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.24%) Nessus
8 2 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 99 (12.03%) Microsoft
2 54 (6.56%) Oracle
3 43 (5.22%) VMware
4 39 (4.74%) Cisco
5 38 (4.62%) SAP
6 32 (3.89%) Tableau
7 22 (2.67%) HP
8 14 (1.70%) Citrix
9 13 (1.58%) Google
10 11 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.09%) Adobe
11 9 (1.09%) CheckPoint
12 8 (0.97%) Apple
12 8 (0.97%) Symantec
13 7 (0.85%) Charles River
13 7 (0.85%) F5
13 7 (0.85%) Murex
13 7 (0.85%) Omniture
13 7 (0.85%) Qualys
13 7 (0.85%) ServiceNow