Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 2018 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 591 464 462
Rank change year-on-year -127 -2 -16
Contract jobs citing Systems Analysis 298 482 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.49% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.57% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 312 345
UK median daily rate £441 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £316 £319 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £420 £390
% change year-on-year -1.79% +7.69% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £49.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +135.71% -25.00%
10th Percentile £34.36 £36.70 £16.50
90th Percentile £52.70 £50.85 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £49.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year -12.12% +92.23% -26.43%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,236 85,185 90,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,207 56,461 59,666
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,391 2,040 2,460
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% +8.70% +4.55%

Systems Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Systems Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Analysis over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Analysis in the UK

Systems Analysis
Top 15 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 6 months to 21 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 -134 271 £450 +5.88% 79
UK excluding London -99 180 £413 -1.79% 51
London -107 114 £500 +5.26% 32
South East -42 52 £443 +4.12% 18
North of England -34 39 £400 +1.59% 11
Midlands -46 29 £434 +8.44% 5
East of England +16 25 £416 +38.75% 7
West Midlands -30 24 £444 +10.94% 2
Scotland -33 22 £375 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire -29 20 £400 +3.23% 6
North West -19 14 £388 -8.82% 5
South West -40 10 £350 -17.65% 6
East Midlands 0 5 £325 -19.25% 3
North East - 5 £381 -
Wales -26 4 £413 +17.86% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Systems Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Systems Analysis.

1 116 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (31.21%) Finance
3 67 (22.48%) Business Analysis
4 62 (20.81%) SDLC
5 55 (18.46%) Microsoft Office
6 53 (17.79%) Data Analysis
7 51 (17.11%) SQL
8 50 (16.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 49 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
10 45 (15.10%) Data Modelling
11 44 (14.77%) JIRA
11 44 (14.77%) Waterfall
12 43 (14.43%) User Stories
13 36 (12.08%) Microsoft
14 34 (11.41%) Windows
15 32 (10.74%) Project Management
15 32 (10.74%) QA
16 30 (10.07%) Scrum
16 30 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
17 29 (9.73%) Management Information System
18 28 (9.40%) User Acceptance Testing
19 27 (9.06%) Confluence
20 26 (8.72%) Java
21 25 (8.39%) Degree
22 23 (7.72%) Self-Motivation
23 22 (7.38%) SQL Server
23 22 (7.38%) Migration
23 22 (7.38%) Retail
24 21 (7.05%) Banking
24 21 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel

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 27 (9.06%) Confluence
2 8 (2.68%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.68%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.34%) JBoss
5 3 (1.01%) CICS
5 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.67%) CMS
6 2 (0.67%) SAS
7 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 55 (18.46%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (6.04%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.01%) Fireworks
4 6 (2.01%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.34%) SAP HCM
3 3 (1.01%) iTrent
3 3 (1.01%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.01%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.01%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.01%) SAP R/3
3 3 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.01%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.67%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.34%) JDE World
5 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.34%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.34%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
2 9 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.35%) PaaS
4 6 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (2.01%) IaaS
4 6 (2.01%) SaaS
5 3 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.67%) Force.com
6 2 (0.67%) Office 365
7 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.34%) GitHub
7 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.34%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.34%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.02%) Internet
2 5 (1.68%) HTTP
2 5 (1.68%) Network Security
3 4 (1.34%) FTP
4 3 (1.01%) Intranet
4 3 (1.01%) SMS
5 2 (0.67%) GSM
5 2 (0.67%) ISDN
5 2 (0.67%) LTE
5 2 (0.67%) SDH
5 2 (0.67%) TETRA
5 2 (0.67%) UMTS
5 2 (0.67%) Wireless
5 2 (0.67%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.34%) ASN.1
6 1 (0.34%) LAN
6 1 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.01%) Big Data
6 5 (1.68%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.01%) DB2
8 3 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.01%) MS Access
8 3 (1.01%) MySQL
8 3 (1.01%) Power BI
8 3 (1.01%) Siebel EIM
9 2 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.67%) DTS
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 44 (14.77%) JIRA
2 13 (4.36%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.02%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.01%) Hudson
4 6 (2.01%) Maven
4 6 (2.01%) Selenium
4 6 (2.01%) WebDriver
5 5 (1.68%) git-flow
6 3 (1.01%) GitLab
6 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.67%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.67%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.34%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 93 (31.21%) Finance
2 22 (7.38%) Retail
3 21 (7.05%) Banking
4 15 (5.03%) Legal
5 9 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.68%) Back Office
6 8 (2.68%) Marketing
7 7 (2.35%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.01%) German Language
9 5 (1.68%) Automotive
10 4 (1.34%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.01%) Advertising
11 3 (1.01%) Electronics
11 3 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.01%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.67%) Law
13 1 (0.34%) French Language
13 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 172 (57.72%) Analyst
2 116 (38.93%) Business Analyst
3 44 (14.77%) Developer
4 33 (11.07%) Systems Analyst
5 18 (6.04%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (4.70%) Agile Business Analyst
7 13 (4.36%) Architect
7 13 (4.36%) Business Systems Analyst
8 12 (4.03%) IT Analyst
9 11 (3.69%) Consultant
9 11 (3.69%) Financial Analyst
9 11 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.36%) Business IT Analyst
11 9 (3.02%) Banking Analyst
11 9 (3.02%) IT Business Analyst
11 9 (3.02%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (3.02%) Technical Business Analyst
12 7 (2.35%) Product Owner
12 7 (2.35%) Project Manager
13 6 (2.01%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.71%) Web Services
2 17 (5.70%) XML
3 14 (4.70%) .NET
4 13 (4.36%) CSS
4 13 (4.36%) HTML
5 10 (3.36%) REST
6 7 (2.35%) CSS3
6 7 (2.35%) Sass
6 7 (2.35%) SOAP
7 6 (2.01%) Handlebars
7 6 (2.01%) HTML5
7 6 (2.01%) LESS
7 6 (2.01%) Mustache
7 6 (2.01%) React
7 6 (2.01%) RESTful
8 5 (1.68%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.68%) jQuery
9 4 (1.34%) J2EE
9 4 (1.34%) Java EE
9 4 (1.34%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (9.73%) Management Information System
3 23 (7.72%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (6.04%) User Experience
5 13 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.01%) iPad
7 6 (2.01%) iPhone
7 6 (2.01%) NHS
8 5 (1.68%) Derivative
8 5 (1.68%) Fintech
8 5 (1.68%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.34%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.34%) Reinsurance
10 3 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.01%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (1.01%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.41%) Windows
2 15 (5.03%) Linux
3 11 (3.69%) Unix
4 7 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.34%) Android
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (38.93%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (22.48%) Business Analysis
3 62 (20.81%) SDLC
4 53 (17.79%) Data Analysis
5 50 (16.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (15.10%) Data Modelling
7 44 (14.77%) Waterfall
8 43 (14.43%) User Stories
9 32 (10.74%) Project Management
10 30 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (10.07%) Scrum
11 28 (9.40%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (7.38%) Migration
13 20 (6.71%) CRM
14 19 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (5.37%) Workflow
16 15 (5.03%) E-Commerce
16 15 (5.03%) TDD
16 15 (5.03%) Use Case
17 14 (4.70%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 51 (17.11%) SQL
2 26 (8.72%) Java
3 19 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.03%) C#
4 12 (4.03%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.68%) Python
5 8 (2.68%) Ruby
6 7 (2.35%) Apple Swift
6 7 (2.35%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.35%) ES6
6 7 (2.35%) Objective-C
6 7 (2.35%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.34%) COBOL
7 4 (1.34%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
8 3 (1.01%) ANSI SQL
8 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.01%) VBA
9 2 (0.67%) C
9 2 (0.67%) Delphi
9 2 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (8.39%) Degree
2 12 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.34%) ISEB
5 3 (1.01%) Siebel Certification
6 2 (0.67%) CEH
6 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.67%) IIBA
6 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.67%) PMP
7 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.34%) CISM
7 1 (0.34%) CISSP
7 1 (0.34%) CRISC
7 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) HND
7 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.74%) QA
2 15 (5.03%) GDPR
3 5 (1.68%) PMO
3 5 (1.68%) SLA
4 4 (1.34%) IFRS
4 4 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.34%) COBIT
6 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.34%) HL7
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.34%) SEPA
6 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (2.35%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 8 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.35%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.68%) Ansible
4 3 (1.01%) CA Endevor
4 3 (1.01%) OMEGAMON
4 3 (1.01%) Terraform
5 2 (0.67%) Control-M
5 2 (0.67%) Puppet
6 1 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.34%) Kibana
6 1 (0.34%) logstash
6 1 (0.34%) Mesos
6 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.34%) Salt
6 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 36 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.71%) SAP
3 14 (4.70%) Oracle
4 11 (3.69%) Google
4 11 (3.69%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.01%) Adobe
6 5 (1.68%) IBM
7 4 (1.34%) Calypso
7 4 (1.34%) Siebel
8 3 (1.01%) Cognos
8 3 (1.01%) Intapp
8 3 (1.01%) MKS
8 3 (1.01%) Tableau
9 2 (0.67%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.67%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.67%) Cisco
9 2 (0.67%) EMC
10 1 (0.34%) Cerner
10 1 (0.34%) Informatica
10 1 (0.34%) JDA