The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Systems Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Systems Analysis over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Systems Analysis
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 401 383 336
Rank change year-on-year -18 -47  
Contract jobs citing Systems Analysis 205 276 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.62% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 152 190
Median daily rate £433 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.12% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 7
Median hourly rate - £41.25 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 £40.50
% change year-on-year - +1.85%  

Systems Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37817 44820 42796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.06% 82.80% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25004 29451 26544
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 1102 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Systems Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Systems Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Analysis in the UK

Systems Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Analysis in the UK

Systems Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Analysis over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Analysis in the UK

Systems Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Analysis in the UK

Systems Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 198 £441 +6.90% 50
London +72 116 £475 +13.43% 18
South East -13 35 £438 -1.40% 10
South West +3 15 £385 +4.05% 2
City of London +8 13 £458 -3.57% 9
West Midlands +6 11 £343 -14.37% 1
Hampshire +2 10 £350 -22.22% 3
North West +15 9 £400 +17.64% 6
Berkshire +20 7 £475 +7.04%
Yorkshire +7 7 £400 -3.32% 2
Surrey +5 7 £510 +27.89% 2
Buckinghamshire -20 6 £425 +3.03%
West Yorkshire +6 5 £369 -10.60% 2
East of England +1 5 £300 -38.46% 8
Leeds -1 5 £369 -2.96% 2
Milton Keynes -16 5 £425 +3.03%
Lancashire +18 4 £375 +89.87%
Bristol +10 4 £575 +65.46%
Scotland +8 4 £360 +10.76% 1
Manchester +8 4 £400 +5.26% 6
Glasgow +2 4 £360 -4.00%
Wiltshire -2 4 £385 +8.45%
Reading +11 3 £475 +7.04%
Slough +10 3 £500 +6.38%
Solihull +6 3 £335 -47.45%
Swindon -4 3 £365 -39.16%
Redhill -7 3 £510 -
Bromley +12 2 £550 -
Southampton +5 2 £310 -0.80% 1
Birmingham +4 2 £220 -12.17%

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Systems Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Systems Analysis.

1 123 (32.80%) Finance
2 121 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (20.53%) Business Analysis
4 63 (16.80%) SQL
5 56 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 54 (14.40%) Banking
7 49 (13.07%) Migration
8 47 (12.53%) Project Management
9 41 (10.93%) User Stories
10 38 (10.13%) Microsoft
11 37 (9.87%) ITIL
11 37 (9.87%) Scrum
11 37 (9.87%) JIRA
12 36 (9.60%) Degree
12 36 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
13 35 (9.33%) Retail
13 35 (9.33%) Data Analysis
14 34 (9.07%) .NET
15 33 (8.80%) Oracle
16 32 (8.53%) Waterfall
17 30 (8.00%) Java
17 30 (8.00%) Management Information System
18 29 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
18 29 (7.73%) Data Modelling
18 29 (7.73%) Test Scripting
19 28 (7.47%) JavaScript
19 28 (7.47%) SQL Server
20 27 (7.20%) OO
20 27 (7.20%) RESTful
21 26 (6.93%) Git (software)

Systems Analysis
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 11 (2.93%) CMS
2 10 (2.67%) Apache Spark
3 8 (2.13%) Confluence
4 6 (1.60%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.07%) Alfresco
6 4 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.80%) SAS
8 2 (0.53%) Drupal
8 2 (0.53%) IIS
8 2 (0.53%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.53%) WordPress
9 1 (0.27%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 25 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.73%) MS Office
4 13 (3.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.13%) MS Project
6 7 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.80%) Sonata
4 2 (0.53%) Magento
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.53%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.27%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.80%) Office 365
2 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.53%) Veeva
3 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.27%) AWS OpsWorks
3 1 (0.27%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.60%) Network Security
2 10 (2.67%) Internet
3 4 (1.07%) LAN
3 4 (1.07%) WAN
4 3 (0.80%) DHCP
4 3 (0.80%) DNS
4 3 (0.80%) SAN
4 3 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.53%) Intranet
5 2 (0.53%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.53%) NAS
5 2 (0.53%) Skype
5 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.53%) TETRA
6 1 (0.27%) Firewall
6 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.27%) SMTP
6 1 (0.27%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (7.47%) SQL Server
3 22 (5.87%) Big Data
4 16 (4.27%) Hadoop
5 14 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.20%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.67%) RDBMS
7 10 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.80%) QlikView
10 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.53%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.53%) DB2
11 2 (0.53%) GIS
11 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.53%) OLAP
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle OWB
12 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 37 (9.87%) JIRA
2 26 (6.93%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.27%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.73%) Eclipse
5 11 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (2.67%) git-flow
6 10 (2.67%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (2.13%) Hudson
7 8 (2.13%) Maven
7 8 (2.13%) Selenium
7 8 (2.13%) Subversion
7 8 (2.13%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.33%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.07%) PVCS
9 4 (1.07%) Rational Software Modeler
10 3 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 123 (32.80%) Finance
2 54 (14.40%) Banking
3 35 (9.33%) Retail
4 24 (6.40%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.47%) Legal
6 9 (2.40%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.40%) Marketing
7 8 (2.13%) Law
8 7 (1.87%) Front Office
9 6 (1.60%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.33%) Advertising
10 5 (1.33%) Local Government
11 4 (1.07%) Publishing
12 3 (0.80%) Back Office
12 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.53%) Automotive
13 2 (0.53%) Military
13 2 (0.53%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 216 (57.60%) Analyst
2 123 (32.80%) Business Analyst
3 74 (19.73%) Developer
3 74 (19.73%) Systems Analyst
4 58 (15.47%) Business Systems Analyst
5 31 (8.27%) Architect
6 19 (5.07%) IT Analyst
6 19 (5.07%) Senior Analyst
6 19 (5.07%) Technical Analyst
7 16 (4.27%) Project Manager
8 14 (3.73%) Business IT Analyst
8 14 (3.73%) iOS Developer
8 14 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (3.47%) Security Analyst
10 12 (3.20%) Data Business Analyst
10 12 (3.20%) Financial Analyst
10 12 (3.20%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 12 (3.20%) IT Business Analyst
11 11 (2.93%) Salesforce Developer
11 11 (2.93%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.07%) .NET
2 27 (7.20%) RESTful
3 26 (6.93%) HTML
4 23 (6.13%) XML
5 22 (5.87%) CSS
6 14 (3.73%) Web Services
7 13 (3.47%) SOAP
8 12 (3.20%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.93%) Visualforce
10 9 (2.40%) Middleware
10 9 (2.40%) XML Schema
11 8 (2.13%) HTML5
11 8 (2.13%) XSD
12 7 (1.87%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.87%) jQuery
13 6 (1.60%) CSS3
14 4 (1.07%) AngularJS
14 4 (1.07%) Cocoa
14 4 (1.07%) JSON
14 4 (1.07%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.40%) Computer Science
4 21 (5.60%) Data Centre
5 18 (4.80%) User Experience
6 14 (3.73%) iPad
6 14 (3.73%) iPhone
7 9 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (2.13%) Cyber Defence
8 8 (2.13%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.13%) Derivative
9 6 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.60%) EPoS
10 5 (1.33%) CMDB
10 5 (1.33%) FMCG
11 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.07%) Equities
11 4 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.07%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.07%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.93%) Windows
2 14 (3.73%) Apple iOS
3 11 (2.93%) Linux
4 10 (2.67%) Unix
5 9 (2.40%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.80%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) OS/400
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (20.53%) Business Analysis
3 56 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 49 (13.07%) Migration
5 47 (12.53%) Project Management
6 41 (10.93%) User Stories
7 37 (9.87%) ITIL
7 37 (9.87%) Scrum
8 35 (9.33%) Data Analysis
9 32 (8.53%) Waterfall
10 29 (7.73%) Data Modelling
10 29 (7.73%) Test Scripting
11 27 (7.20%) OO
12 26 (6.93%) PRINCE2
13 25 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
13 25 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
14 23 (6.13%) SDLC
15 22 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (5.87%) E-Commerce
15 22 (5.87%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 63 (16.80%) SQL
2 30 (8.00%) Java
3 28 (7.47%) JavaScript
4 21 (5.60%) C#
5 14 (3.73%) Apple Swift
5 14 (3.73%) Objective-C
6 13 (3.47%) Python
7 12 (3.20%) PL/SQL
8 11 (2.93%) Apex Code
8 11 (2.93%) SOQL
9 10 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.40%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.13%) C
12 7 (1.87%) C++
13 6 (1.60%) COBOL
13 6 (1.60%) Scala
14 3 (0.80%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.53%) VB
16 1 (0.27%) RPG
16 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (9.60%) Degree
2 20 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.53%) CISSP
4 16 (4.27%) ISSAP
5 12 (3.20%) ISEB
6 11 (2.93%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.40%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.13%) PMP
9 4 (1.07%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.07%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.53%) APMP
11 2 (0.53%) MCSD
11 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.27%) CBAP
12 1 (0.27%) CCSP
12 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.27%) IIBA
12 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.00%) QA
2 10 (2.67%) MiFID
3 4 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.07%) PMO
4 3 (0.80%) COBIT
4 3 (0.80%) SEPA
5 2 (0.53%) GDPR
5 2 (0.53%) IFRS
5 2 (0.53%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.53%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.53%) SLA
6 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.27%) GMP
6 1 (0.27%) GxP
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.07%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.53%) vCloud
3 2 (0.53%) XenApp
4 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.60%) QRadar
2 3 (0.80%) SCCM
3 2 (0.53%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.27%) WSUS
4 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.80%) Oracle
3 12 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (2.40%) ServiceNow
5 8 (2.13%) SAP
6 6 (1.60%) Splunk
6 6 (1.60%) Trend Micro
6 6 (1.60%) VMware
7 5 (1.33%) Cloudera
7 5 (1.33%) Hortonworks
7 5 (1.33%) IBM
7 5 (1.33%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.07%) Citrix
8 4 (1.07%) ClickSoftware Technologies
8 4 (1.07%) Remedy
8 4 (1.07%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.07%) Sun
9 3 (0.80%) BMC
9 3 (0.80%) HP
9 3 (0.80%) JD Edwards
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