Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Analyst was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Software Analyst
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 744 749 732
Rank change year-on-year +5 -17 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Software Analyst 141 132 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 103 101
UK median daily rate £360 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £184 £218 £198
90th Percentile £495 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £336
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.52% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
UK median hourly rate - £27.50 £27.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.56% -6.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £27.94
% change year-on-year - -1.56% -30.16%

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 96,956 94,333 100,787
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.94% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,726 61,958 65,644
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
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 3,110 2,812 3,299
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.49
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

Software Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Software Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Analyst in the UK

Software Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Analyst in the UK

Software Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Analyst over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Analyst in the UK

Software Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Analyst in the UK

Software Analyst
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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 -16 119 £375 -3.85% 62
UK excluding London -15 92 £350 -6.67% 57
London -12 44 £433 +1.76% 10
South East -2 31 £308 -26.57% 11
Midlands -20 17 £350 -19.77% 13
Scotland -12 13 £338 +11.57% 4
East of England +12 11 £263 -22.22% 4
West Midlands -19 9 £350 -6.67% 10
East Midlands +6 8 £350 -30.00% 3
South West -25 8 £330 +13.79% 5
North of England -36 7 £368 +17.13% 19
Yorkshire -27 6 £310 -15.07% 11
Wales -15 5 £360 +20.00% 1
North West -18 1 £450 +50.00% 7

Software Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, Software 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 Software Analyst in the job title.

1 49 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (31.21%) Finance
3 25 (17.73%) Business Analysis
4 24 (17.02%) Asset Management
4 24 (17.02%) Test Automation
5 23 (16.31%) Microsoft
6 21 (14.89%) Software Asset Management
7 20 (14.18%) Oracle
8 19 (13.48%) SDLC
9 18 (12.77%) Software Licensing
10 16 (11.35%) SQL
10 16 (11.35%) QA
10 16 (11.35%) Software Testing
11 15 (10.64%) Java
11 15 (10.64%) User Stories
12 14 (9.93%) SQL Server
12 14 (9.93%) Windows
12 14 (9.93%) JIRA
12 14 (9.93%) Selenium
12 14 (9.93%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (9.22%) Test Scripting
13 13 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (9.22%) Project Management
14 11 (7.80%) Cucumber
14 11 (7.80%) C#
14 11 (7.80%) Legal
14 11 (7.80%) Banking
15 10 (7.09%) Scrum
15 10 (7.09%) ISEB
16 9 (6.38%) Waterfall

Software 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 4 (2.84%) Confluence
2 3 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.13%) JBoss
2 3 (2.13%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.13%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.42%) CMS
4 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.71%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.71%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) Office 365
2 3 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.13%) SaaS
2 3 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.42%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.13%) Skype
2 2 (1.42%) Extranet
2 2 (1.42%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.71%) SMS
3 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.55%) MySQL
3 4 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.71%) Big Data
6 1 (0.71%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (9.93%) JIRA
1 14 (9.93%) Selenium
2 11 (7.80%) Cucumber
3 7 (4.96%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.26%) SpecFlow
4 6 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.55%) Subversion
6 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.42%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.42%) MSTest
7 2 (1.42%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.42%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.42%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.71%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.71%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 44 (31.21%) Finance
2 11 (7.80%) Banking
2 11 (7.80%) Legal
3 5 (3.55%) Marketing
4 4 (2.84%) Retail
5 3 (2.13%) Front Office
5 3 (2.13%) Law
5 3 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.42%) Advertising
6 2 (1.42%) Avionics
6 2 (1.42%) Back Office
6 2 (1.42%) Electronics
6 2 (1.42%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.96%) .NET
1 7 (4.96%) Gherkin
2 5 (3.55%) Web Services
3 4 (2.84%) JSON
3 4 (2.84%) REST
4 3 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (2.13%) Hibernate
4 3 (2.13%) HTML
4 3 (2.13%) J2EE
4 3 (2.13%) Java EE
4 3 (2.13%) SOAP
4 3 (2.13%) Spring
4 3 (2.13%) XML
5 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.42%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.71%) CSS
6 1 (0.71%) Kafka
6 1 (0.71%) Velocity
6 1 (0.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.96%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.13%) Fintech
4 3 (2.13%) NHS
4 3 (2.13%) User Experience
5 2 (1.42%) CMDB
6 1 (0.71%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.71%) iPad
6 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.71%) Replication
6 1 (0.71%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.93%) Windows
2 5 (3.55%) Unix
2 5 (3.55%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.13%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.71%) Linux
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (17.73%) Business Analysis
3 24 (17.02%) Asset Management
3 24 (17.02%) Test Automation
4 21 (14.89%) Software Asset Management
5 19 (13.48%) SDLC
6 18 (12.77%) Software Licensing
7 16 (11.35%) Software Testing
8 15 (10.64%) User Stories
9 14 (9.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (9.22%) Project Management
10 13 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (9.22%) Test Scripting
11 10 (7.09%) Scrum
12 9 (6.38%) Test Management
12 9 (6.38%) Waterfall
13 8 (5.67%) BDD
13 8 (5.67%) Change Management
13 8 (5.67%) Data Analysis
13 8 (5.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.35%) SQL
2 15 (10.64%) Java
3 11 (7.80%) C#
4 4 (2.84%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.13%) ANSI SQL
6 1 (0.71%) C
6 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.71%) JCL
6 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.71%) Ruby
6 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (7.09%) ISEB
2 9 (6.38%) Degree
3 5 (3.55%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.42%) IIBA
5 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.35%) QA
2 5 (3.55%) PMO
3 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 2 (1.42%) COBIT
5 1 (0.71%) GDPR
5 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (2.84%) SCCM
2 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (16.31%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.18%) Oracle
3 9 (6.38%) SAP
4 8 (5.67%) IBM
5 7 (4.96%) Adobe
6 6 (4.26%) Snow
7 3 (2.13%) Citrix
7 3 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.42%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.42%) Symantec
8 2 (1.42%) VMware
9 1 (0.71%) Adaptive Insights
9 1 (0.71%) Anaplan
9 1 (0.71%) BMC
9 1 (0.71%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.71%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.71%) iManage
9 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft