Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 358 258 252
Rank change year-on-year -100 -6 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Analyst 705 1,021 984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 1.02% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.08% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 705 673
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £275 £313 £280
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +4.87% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 11
UK median hourly rate £23.99 £22.68 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.78% -26.84% +54.15%
10th Percentile £19.20 £15.19 £16.50
90th Percentile £110.25 £46.80 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.84 £30.00
% change year-on-year +0.70% -23.87% +33.33%

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 94,341 94,536 90,401
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.90% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,381 62,788 59,003
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,894 2,791 3,199
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Analyst in the UK

Senior Analyst
Top 17 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 22 January 2019. 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 -99 628 £450 - 188
UK excluding London -91 359 £420 +4.87% 123
London -64 337 £500 - 85
South East -34 108 £425 - 35
North of England -20 72 £420 -0.65% 35
Midlands -11 46 £375 -11.76% 17
Scotland -66 41 £400 +2.56% 12
South West -49 36 £425 +21.43% 10
Yorkshire -16 31 £420 -5.51% 8
East of England -13 28 £426 +7.57% 6
East Midlands +12 24 £363 -11.59% 8
North West -16 23 £413 -5.17% 21
Wales -7 22 £530 +10.42% 6
West Midlands -35 22 £375 -20.21% 9
North East +4 18 £413 +10.00% 6
Northern Ireland +27 5 £350 -35.63% 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Senior Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 240 (34.04%) Finance
2 209 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (16.31%) SQL
4 113 (16.03%) Business Analysis
5 99 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 95 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
7 81 (11.49%) Microsoft
8 71 (10.07%) Banking
9 63 (8.94%) Microsoft Excel
10 61 (8.65%) Test Automation
11 58 (8.23%) Analytics
11 58 (8.23%) User Stories
11 58 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
11 58 (8.23%) Data Analysis
12 57 (8.09%) Degree
13 56 (7.94%) Project Management
14 50 (7.09%) Windows
14 50 (7.09%) Oracle
15 49 (6.95%) Scrum
16 48 (6.81%) Python
16 48 (6.81%) Data Modelling
17 46 (6.52%) Active Directory
17 46 (6.52%) SQL Server
17 46 (6.52%) JIRA
18 45 (6.38%) Tableau
19 44 (6.24%) Security Cleared
19 44 (6.24%) ITIL
20 43 (6.10%) QA
21 41 (5.82%) Risk Management
22 40 (5.67%) Data Warehouse

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 19 (2.70%) Confluence
2 18 (2.55%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.13%) SAS
4 13 (1.84%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.70%) CMS
6 9 (1.28%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.85%) IIS
8 5 (0.71%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.57%) FileNet
10 2 (0.28%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.28%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.14%) Documentum
11 1 (0.14%) Drupal
11 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.14%) SAP Portal
11 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 63 (8.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.41%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.14%) Mingle
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.85%) Endur
2 5 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.43%) Lorenzo
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.28%) Actimize
5 2 (0.28%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.28%) FastStats
5 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.14%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) Primavera
6 1 (0.14%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.14%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.41%) Office 365
4 14 (1.99%) IaaS
4 14 (1.99%) SaaS
5 12 (1.70%) PaaS
6 7 (0.99%) Adobe Analytics
6 7 (0.99%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.85%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.71%) Datadog
8 5 (0.71%) GitHub
8 5 (0.71%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.57%) Serverless
10 3 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.43%) Trello
11 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.40%) Firewall
2 13 (1.84%) WAN
3 12 (1.70%) LAN
4 10 (1.42%) DNS
5 8 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (0.99%) DHCP
6 7 (0.99%) Skype
6 7 (0.99%) VLAN
6 7 (0.99%) Wireless
7 6 (0.85%) SAN
7 6 (0.85%) VPN
8 5 (0.71%) Internet
8 5 (0.71%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.57%) BGP
9 4 (0.57%) FTP
9 4 (0.57%) Network Security
9 4 (0.57%) OSPF
10 3 (0.43%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (0.43%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (2.55%) Power BI
5 16 (2.27%) Big Data
5 16 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (1.84%) QlikView
8 8 (1.13%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.99%) MS Access
9 7 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (0.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 7 (0.99%) Oracle Discoverer
10 6 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.71%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.71%) Riak
12 4 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.57%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 46 (6.52%) JIRA
2 27 (3.83%) Selenium
3 14 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
3 14 (1.99%) WebDriver
4 12 (1.70%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.42%) SpecFlow
6 9 (1.28%) JMeter
6 9 (1.28%) SoapUI
7 8 (1.13%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.13%) Toad
8 7 (0.99%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.99%) GitLab
8 7 (0.99%) PowerBuilder
8 7 (0.99%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.85%) MSTest
10 5 (0.71%) ERwin
10 5 (0.71%) NUnit
11 4 (0.57%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 240 (34.04%) Finance
2 71 (10.07%) Banking
3 32 (4.54%) Retail
4 26 (3.69%) Back Office
4 26 (3.69%) Marketing
5 22 (3.12%) Front Office
6 14 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.70%) Legal
8 10 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.13%) Law
9 8 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.13%) Publishing
9 8 (1.13%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.85%) Billing
11 5 (0.71%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.57%) Advertising
12 4 (0.57%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.83%) Web Services
2 26 (3.69%) .NET
3 21 (2.98%) XML
4 15 (2.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 15 (2.13%) HTML
5 10 (1.42%) RESTful
6 8 (1.13%) CSS
6 8 (1.13%) Middleware
6 8 (1.13%) React
6 8 (1.13%) SOAP
7 7 (0.99%) ASP.NET
7 7 (0.99%) Gherkin
8 5 (0.71%) JSON
8 5 (0.71%) REST
9 4 (0.57%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.57%) Kafka
9 4 (0.57%) scikit-learn
10 3 (0.43%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.43%) IDoc
11 2 (0.28%) Enzyme
Miscellaneous
1 95 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 30 (4.26%) Derivative
4 20 (2.84%) NHS
5 19 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (2.70%) User Experience
6 18 (2.55%) Fixed Income
6 18 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.13%) Fintech
8 14 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.42%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.85%) Clustering
10 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.85%) SWIFT
11 5 (0.71%) Equities
11 5 (0.71%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 5 (0.71%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.71%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.57%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 50 (7.09%) Windows
2 23 (3.26%) Unix
3 21 (2.98%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.84%) Linux
5 15 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.99%) AIX
8 7 (0.99%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.99%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.85%) Android
10 5 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
11 1 (0.14%) VMS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (16.03%) Business Analysis
3 99 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (8.65%) Test Automation
5 58 (8.23%) Analytics
5 58 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
5 58 (8.23%) Data Analysis
5 58 (8.23%) User Stories
6 56 (7.94%) Project Management
7 49 (6.95%) Scrum
8 48 (6.81%) Data Modelling
9 44 (6.24%) ITIL
10 41 (5.82%) Risk Management
11 40 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
12 39 (5.53%) User Acceptance Testing
13 36 (5.11%) Migration
14 35 (4.96%) Waterfall
15 34 (4.82%) Change Management
16 33 (4.68%) CRM
16 33 (4.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 115 (16.31%) SQL
2 48 (6.81%) Python
3 35 (4.96%) Java
4 32 (4.54%) C#
5 24 (3.40%) C++
6 22 (3.12%) JavaScript
7 19 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 14 (1.99%) R
9 10 (1.42%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.28%) Java 8
10 9 (1.28%) Ruby
10 9 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.13%) C
11 8 (1.13%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.13%) VB
11 8 (1.13%) VBA
12 5 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.71%) Scala
13 4 (0.57%) Perl
13 4 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (8.09%) Degree
2 44 (6.24%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.54%) SC Cleared
4 22 (3.12%) ISEB
5 16 (2.27%) CISSP
6 14 (1.99%) CISM
7 11 (1.56%) ISTQB
8 10 (1.42%) CISA
8 10 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.13%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.13%) PhD
9 8 (1.13%) RHCE
10 7 (0.99%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.85%) GCFA
11 6 (0.85%) GCIH
11 6 (0.85%) MCSE
11 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.10%) QA
2 30 (4.26%) PMO
3 18 (2.55%) Data Quality
4 16 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.70%) GDPR
6 10 (1.42%) PSD2
7 9 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (1.28%) SLA
8 5 (0.71%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.57%) IFRS
10 3 (0.43%) COBIT
10 3 (0.43%) MiFID
11 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.28%) SEPA
12 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.14%) CESG Infosec
12 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 46 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.56%) XenApp
4 8 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.13%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.71%) Docker
5 5 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.28%) vSphere
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.14%) HDFS
9 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (2.27%) SCCM
2 14 (1.99%) Puppet
3 12 (1.70%) Ansible
4 9 (1.28%) HP ALM
4 9 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.99%) SELinux
6 6 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.85%) SCOM
6 6 (0.85%) vMotion
7 5 (0.71%) CASB
7 5 (0.71%) Control-M
7 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.57%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.28%) WSUS
10 1 (0.14%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 81 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 50 (7.09%) Oracle
3 45 (6.38%) Tableau
4 37 (5.25%) SAP
5 30 (4.26%) VMware
6 25 (3.55%) Cisco
7 17 (2.41%) HP
8 16 (2.27%) Citrix
9 13 (1.84%) Google
9 13 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.70%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.42%) CheckPoint
11 10 (1.42%) IBM
12 9 (1.28%) Adobe
12 9 (1.28%) MicroStrategy
13 7 (0.99%) EMC
13 7 (0.99%) F5
13 7 (0.99%) Informatica
13 7 (0.99%) Splunk
14 6 (0.85%) Qualys