Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 780 701 742
Rank change year-on-year -79 +41 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Analyst 111 139 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 104 99
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £209 £248 £178
90th Percentile £575 £546 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £375 £336
% change year-on-year -17.33% +11.52% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £19.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.18% +58.00% -60.94%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.03 £10.50
90th Percentile £13.50 £40.00 £13.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +58.00% -60.94%

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 98,167 90,219 104,724
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.95% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,297 58,469 68,118
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,167 2,926 3,153
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% -3.79% +11.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -79 93 £363 -9.38% 70
UK excluding London -62 67 £310 -17.33% 65
London -24 41 £425 +6.25% 10
South East -43 18 £340 -15.00% 17
Scotland -30 16 £325 +39.04% 2
Midlands -16 14 £250 -50.00% 15
West Midlands -18 12 £250 -25.93% 9
North of England -28 9 £250 -20.00% 14
Yorkshire -32 7 £250 -31.51% 5
East of England +4 5 £263 -15.32% 4
South West +1 5 £380 +12.59% 10
East Midlands -2 2 £350 -30.00% 6
North West -28 1 - - 9
North East - 1 £400 -

Software Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 37 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (32.43%) Finance
3 19 (17.12%) Test Automation
4 17 (15.32%) Java
5 15 (13.51%) Manual Testing
5 15 (13.51%) SQL
5 15 (13.51%) Asset Management
5 15 (13.51%) Software Asset Management
6 13 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (9.91%) Microsoft
9 10 (9.01%) Banking
9 10 (9.01%) Legal
9 10 (9.01%) Business Analysis
9 10 (9.01%) QA
9 10 (9.01%) SDLC
10 9 (8.11%) Software Testing
10 9 (8.11%) Test Scripting
10 9 (8.11%) Windows
11 8 (7.21%) ITIL
11 8 (7.21%) .NET
11 8 (7.21%) C#
11 8 (7.21%) SQL Server
11 8 (7.21%) Change Management
11 8 (7.21%) Scrum
12 7 (6.31%) Software Licensing
12 7 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (6.31%) Selenium
13 6 (5.41%) Oracle
13 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Office

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 3 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (2.70%) JBoss
1 3 (2.70%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.80%) Confluence
2 2 (1.80%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.90%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.90%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.90%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Office 365
2 3 (2.70%) SaaS
3 2 (1.80%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.90%) IaaS
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.80%) Skype
1 2 (1.80%) SMS
2 1 (0.90%) Internet
2 1 (0.90%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.90%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.50%) Blockchain
2 5 (4.50%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.80%) Big Data
3 2 (1.80%) MySQL
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Selenium
2 6 (5.41%) JIRA
2 6 (5.41%) SpecFlow
3 5 (4.50%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.60%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.70%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.70%) Subversion
5 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.80%) GoCD
6 2 (1.80%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.80%) MSTest
6 2 (1.80%) PVCS
6 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.80%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.80%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.90%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.90%) Maven
7 1 (0.90%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (32.43%) Finance
2 10 (9.01%) Banking
2 10 (9.01%) Legal
3 5 (4.50%) Front Office
4 3 (2.70%) Advertising
4 3 (2.70%) Law
4 3 (2.70%) Retail
5 2 (1.80%) Back Office
6 1 (0.90%) Avionics
6 1 (0.90%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) .NET
2 5 (4.50%) Web Services
3 4 (3.60%) XML
4 3 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (2.70%) Hibernate
4 3 (2.70%) HTML
4 3 (2.70%) J2EE
4 3 (2.70%) Java EE
4 3 (2.70%) JSON
4 3 (2.70%) REST
4 3 (2.70%) SOAP
4 3 (2.70%) Spring
5 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.80%) CSS
5 2 (1.80%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.80%) jQuery
5 2 (1.80%) Kafka
6 1 (0.90%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.90%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.70%) Fintech
3 3 (2.70%) User Experience
4 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.80%) Derivative
4 2 (1.80%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.90%) Apple TV
5 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.90%) iPad
5 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.90%) NHS
5 1 (0.90%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.11%) Windows
2 4 (3.60%) Unix
2 4 (3.60%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.70%) Linux
3 3 (2.70%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.90%) VMS
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.12%) Test Automation
3 15 (13.51%) Asset Management
3 15 (13.51%) Manual Testing
3 15 (13.51%) Software Asset Management
4 13 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (9.01%) Business Analysis
5 10 (9.01%) SDLC
6 9 (8.11%) Software Testing
6 9 (8.11%) Test Scripting
7 8 (7.21%) Change Management
7 8 (7.21%) ITIL
7 8 (7.21%) Scrum
8 7 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (6.31%) Software Licensing
9 6 (5.41%) BDD
9 6 (5.41%) Load Testing
9 6 (5.41%) Performance Testing
9 6 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (5.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.32%) Java
2 15 (13.51%) SQL
3 8 (7.21%) C#
4 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.60%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.70%) ANSI SQL
6 2 (1.80%) Python
6 2 (1.80%) Ruby
7 1 (0.90%) F#
7 1 (0.90%) JCL
7 1 (0.90%) PHP
7 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.90%) Scala
7 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.50%) ISEB
2 4 (3.60%) Degree
3 3 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.80%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) PMO
3 1 (0.90%) IFRS
System Software
1 5 (4.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) SCCM
2 2 (1.80%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.90%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 11 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.41%) Capita
2 6 (5.41%) Oracle
3 4 (3.60%) IBM
3 4 (3.60%) Snow
3 4 (3.60%) VMware
4 3 (2.70%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.80%) HP
6 1 (0.90%) Adaptive Insights
6 1 (0.90%) Adobe
6 1 (0.90%) Anaplan
6 1 (0.90%) Apple
6 1 (0.90%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.90%) iManage
6 1 (0.90%) Intapp
6 1 (0.90%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.90%) SAP
6 1 (0.90%) Software AG
6 1 (0.90%) webMethods