Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 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.

Software Analyst
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 739 727 725
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Software Analyst 143 153 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 94 92
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £228
90th Percentile £520 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £343 £314
% change year-on-year -1.46% +9.16% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 7
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £39.69 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.81% -0.79% +14.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.69 £43.75
% change year-on-year - -9.29% +25.00%

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 97314 97205 107393
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.71% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 64526 63412 68502
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.94% +2.22%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2848 3287 4072
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 +17 136 £385 +10.00% 48
UK excluding London -13 89 £338 -1.46% 34
London -24 53 £425 +1.19% 17
South East -15 26 £400 +6.67% 11
Midlands +24 20 £398 +22.31% 3
North of England +44 19 £313 -10.71% 9
West Midlands +30 15 £375 +15.38% 3
South West 0 12 £325 +3.17% 5
Yorkshire +18 11 £294 -29.22% 4
North West +3 8 £315 -10.00% 5
East of England -14 6 £349 +16.25% 3
East Midlands -3 5 £416 +4.06%
Scotland -13 5 £265 +11.58% 1
Wales +9 1 £300 - 2

Software Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, Software 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 Software Analyst in the job title.

1 74 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.57%) Finance
3 29 (20.28%) Scrum
4 21 (14.69%) Business Analysis
5 20 (13.99%) Test Automation
5 20 (13.99%) Degree
5 20 (13.99%) SDLC
6 19 (13.29%) TDD
6 19 (13.29%) SQL
7 18 (12.59%) C#
7 18 (12.59%) Asset Management
7 18 (12.59%) JIRA
7 18 (12.59%) QA
7 18 (12.59%) BDD
7 18 (12.59%) Software Asset Management
8 17 (11.89%) Microsoft
9 15 (10.49%) User Stories
9 15 (10.49%) Wireframes
9 15 (10.49%) Oracle
9 15 (10.49%) UML
9 15 (10.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (9.79%) Software Engineering
10 14 (9.79%) Software Testing
11 13 (9.09%) Use Case
11 13 (9.09%) Selenium
11 13 (9.09%) .NET
11 13 (9.09%) Software Delivery
12 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (8.39%) Java
12 12 (8.39%) E-Commerce

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 (2.80%) Confluence
2 1 (0.70%) CICS
2 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Aareon QL
1 1 (0.70%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.70%) Kypera Housing
1 1 (0.70%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (0.70%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (0.70%) OPENHousing
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.70%) Orchard Housing
1 1 (0.70%) Sonata
1 1 (0.70%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.10%) Office 365
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.40%) SaaS
3 1 (0.70%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (0.70%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.40%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.70%) Big Data
3 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.70%) DB2
3 1 (0.70%) MySQL
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 18 (12.59%) JIRA
2 13 (9.09%) Selenium
3 10 (6.99%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.20%) SoapUI
5 5 (3.50%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.10%) JMeter
6 3 (2.10%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.40%) Appium
7 2 (1.40%) Calabash
7 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.40%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.70%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.70%) JBehave
8 1 (0.70%) JUnit
8 1 (0.70%) Protractor
8 1 (0.70%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.70%) Toad
General
1 48 (33.57%) Finance
2 10 (6.99%) Back Office
2 10 (6.99%) Banking
3 5 (3.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.80%) Games
4 4 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.10%) Front Office
5 3 (2.10%) Legal
6 2 (1.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.70%) Law
7 1 (0.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.09%) .NET
2 7 (4.90%) SOAP
3 6 (4.20%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.50%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (2.80%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.10%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.70%) CSS
7 1 (0.70%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.70%) Java EE
7 1 (0.70%) JNI
7 1 (0.70%) JSON
7 1 (0.70%) Mason
7 1 (0.70%) REST
7 1 (0.70%) RESTful
7 1 (0.70%) WCF
7 1 (0.70%) Web Services
7 1 (0.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.10%) Social Network
4 3 (2.10%) User Experience
5 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.40%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.40%) Derivative
6 1 (0.70%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.70%) CMDB
6 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.70%) Equities
6 1 (0.70%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.70%) Tandem
6 1 (0.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.20%) Linux
2 3 (2.10%) Windows
3 1 (0.70%) Android
3 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.28%) Scrum
3 21 (14.69%) Business Analysis
4 20 (13.99%) SDLC
4 20 (13.99%) Test Automation
5 19 (13.29%) TDD
6 18 (12.59%) Asset Management
6 18 (12.59%) BDD
6 18 (12.59%) Software Asset Management
7 15 (10.49%) UML
7 15 (10.49%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (10.49%) User Stories
7 15 (10.49%) Wireframes
8 14 (9.79%) Software Engineering
8 14 (9.79%) Software Testing
9 13 (9.09%) Software Delivery
9 13 (9.09%) Use Case
10 12 (8.39%) E-Commerce
10 12 (8.39%) Manual Testing
11 11 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.29%) SQL
2 18 (12.59%) C#
3 12 (8.39%) Java
4 7 (4.90%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.80%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.80%) VB
6 3 (2.10%) Ruby
7 2 (1.40%) C
7 2 (1.40%) PHP
7 2 (1.40%) Python
8 1 (0.70%) C++
8 1 (0.70%) COBOL
8 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (13.99%) Degree
2 7 (4.90%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.20%) ISEB
4 5 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.50%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.70%) PMP
8 1 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.59%) QA
2 9 (6.29%) MiFID
3 4 (2.80%) WCAG
4 2 (1.40%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (2.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.10%) SCCM
2 2 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.70%) Ansible
3 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.49%) Oracle
3 10 (6.99%) IBM
4 6 (4.20%) SAP
5 4 (2.80%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.80%) Snow
6 3 (2.10%) CA
6 3 (2.10%) Capita
6 3 (2.10%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.40%) HP
7 2 (1.40%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.40%) Splunk
8 1 (0.70%) Aareon
8 1 (0.70%) Castleton
8 1 (0.70%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.70%) FIS
8 1 (0.70%) FNZ
8 1 (0.70%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.70%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.70%) Xamarin