Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 520 479 441
Rank change year-on-year -41 -38 -54
Contract jobs citing Systems Analysis 394 396 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.51% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 256 272
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -2.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £276
90th Percentile £556 £609 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 11
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% -22.58% +111.85%
10th Percentile £10.14 £15.68 £21.31
90th Percentile £43.25 £49.80 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.72 £36.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -61.89% -22.58% +111.85%

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 86,614 77,646 89,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.63% 84.39% 83.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,208 51,083 58,365
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,226 2,117 2,447
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +19.22%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -15.04% -1.96% +15.91%

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 22 April 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 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Analysis in the UK

Systems Analysis
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 Systems Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 22 April 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 -54 336 £450 - 66
UK excluding London +30 248 £425 +6.25% 55
London -109 144 £483 +1.58% 18
South East -15 63 £475 +11.76% 15
Scotland -3 50 £355 -8.39% 6
North of England -1 44 £350 -6.67% 9
South West +27 33 £450 +23.29% 13
East of England +1 30 £415 +7.10% 6
Yorkshire -2 23 £330 -5.71% 4
Midlands -19 22 £494 +23.44% 5
North West -7 21 £406 - 5
East Midlands +12 18 £500 +11.11% 4
Wales -9 6 £450 -10.00% 1
West Midlands -26 4 £400 +3.23% 1

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 133 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (31.22%) Finance
3 107 (27.16%) SQL
4 86 (21.83%) Business Analysis
5 85 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
6 83 (21.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 57 (14.47%) Data Analysis
8 54 (13.71%) User Stories
9 50 (12.69%) Project Management
10 48 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
11 47 (11.93%) SQL Server
12 46 (11.68%) SDLC
13 43 (10.91%) Microsoft
13 43 (10.91%) Degree
14 41 (10.41%) Oracle
15 38 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
16 37 (9.39%) JIRA
17 35 (8.88%) Waterfall
18 34 (8.63%) .NET
18 34 (8.63%) Data Modelling
18 34 (8.63%) Scrum
18 34 (8.63%) Workflow
19 33 (8.38%) MS Visio
19 33 (8.38%) Relational Database
20 32 (8.12%) Java
21 29 (7.36%) PRINCE2
21 29 (7.36%) Retail
22 28 (7.11%) Unix
22 28 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
23 27 (6.85%) Management Information System

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 24 (6.09%) Confluence
2 10 (2.54%) CMS
2 10 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.54%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 33 (8.38%) MS Visio
2 28 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (2.28%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.78%) Elite 3E
3 6 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.76%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.76%) Northgate Housing
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.51%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.51%) Magento
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.51%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.51%) Sonata
7 1 (0.25%) iTrent
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.03%) GitHub
4 6 (1.52%) Office 365
5 5 (1.27%) PaaS
5 5 (1.27%) SaaS
6 4 (1.02%) Serverless
7 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.76%) IaaS
8 2 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.51%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.25%) Force.com
9 1 (0.25%) Slack
9 1 (0.25%) Taleo
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.05%) HTTP
2 11 (2.79%) FTP
3 9 (2.28%) Internet
4 6 (1.52%) Wireless
5 5 (1.27%) Intranet
5 5 (1.27%) SMS
6 1 (0.25%) Firewall
6 1 (0.25%) IPsec
6 1 (0.25%) LAN
6 1 (0.25%) MIMO
6 1 (0.25%) Network Security
6 1 (0.25%) OFDM
6 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.25%) VPN
6 1 (0.25%) WAN
6 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.38%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.79%) MySQL
6 9 (2.28%) Siebel EIM
6 9 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.27%) Power BI
10 4 (1.02%) Big Data
10 4 (1.02%) DataStage
10 4 (1.02%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.76%) Electronic Patient Records
11 3 (0.76%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 37 (9.39%) JIRA
2 8 (2.03%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.78%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.52%) MSTest
4 6 (1.52%) NUnit
5 3 (0.76%) Maven
5 3 (0.76%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.25%) Hudson
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.25%) Zephyr
General
1 123 (31.22%) Finance
2 29 (7.36%) Retail
3 26 (6.60%) Banking
4 15 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.30%) Law
5 13 (3.30%) Legal
6 11 (2.79%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.54%) Billing
8 8 (2.03%) Marketing
9 6 (1.52%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.52%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.27%) Automotive
10 5 (1.27%) Publishing
11 3 (0.76%) Advertising
12 2 (0.51%) Back Office
12 2 (0.51%) Electronics
12 2 (0.51%) German Language
12 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.25%) Front Office
13 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 264 (67.01%) Analyst
2 136 (34.52%) Business Analyst
3 109 (27.66%) Systems Analyst
4 49 (12.44%) Developer
5 43 (10.91%) Business Systems Analyst
6 19 (4.82%) Architect
7 17 (4.31%) Data Analyst
7 17 (4.31%) Pensions Analyst
8 16 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (3.81%) Agile Business Analyst
9 15 (3.81%) Technical Analyst
10 14 (3.55%) Integration Analyst
11 13 (3.30%) Digital Business Analyst
11 13 (3.30%) E-Commerce Product Owner
11 13 (3.30%) Pensions Business Analyst
11 13 (3.30%) Product Owner
12 12 (3.05%) Consultant
12 12 (3.05%) Digital Analyst
13 11 (2.79%) Project Analyst
13 11 (2.79%) Systems Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.63%) .NET
2 26 (6.60%) XML
3 21 (5.33%) Web Services
4 17 (4.31%) HTML
5 16 (4.06%) CSS
6 11 (2.79%) jQuery
7 10 (2.54%) ASP.NET
8 9 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (1.78%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.52%) Kendo UI
10 6 (1.52%) Spring
10 6 (1.52%) WCF
11 4 (1.02%) JSON
11 4 (1.02%) XSLT
12 3 (0.76%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.76%) Razor View Engine
12 3 (0.76%) XHTML
13 2 (0.51%) POJO
13 2 (0.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 85 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.55%) Data Structures
5 13 (3.30%) Mainframe
6 11 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.28%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.28%) Hedge funds
8 8 (2.03%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.03%) Reinsurance
9 7 (1.78%) User Experience
10 6 (1.52%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.27%) NHS
12 4 (1.02%) CMDB
12 4 (1.02%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.02%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.02%) EPoS
12 4 (1.02%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.11%) Unix
2 22 (5.58%) Windows
3 5 (1.27%) Linux
3 5 (1.27%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.25%) CentOS
6 1 (0.25%) FreeNAS
6 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (21.83%) Business Analysis
3 83 (21.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 57 (14.47%) Data Analysis
5 54 (13.71%) User Stories
6 50 (12.69%) Project Management
7 48 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (11.68%) SDLC
9 38 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (8.88%) Waterfall
11 34 (8.63%) Data Modelling
11 34 (8.63%) Scrum
11 34 (8.63%) Workflow
12 29 (7.36%) PRINCE2
13 26 (6.60%) E-Commerce
14 25 (6.35%) Business Process Modelling
14 25 (6.35%) Test Scripting
15 24 (6.09%) Migration
15 24 (6.09%) Unit Testing
16 23 (5.84%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 107 (27.16%) SQL
2 32 (8.12%) Java
3 19 (4.82%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.30%) C#
5 10 (2.54%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
6 8 (2.03%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.78%) Python
8 3 (0.76%) C
8 3 (0.76%) COBOL
8 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.76%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.51%) Korn
9 2 (0.51%) PHP
9 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.51%) Tcl
9 2 (0.51%) VBA
10 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.25%) Ruby
10 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (10.91%) Degree
2 12 (3.05%) ISEB
3 10 (2.54%) Siebel Certification
4 9 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.52%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.76%) IIBA
7 3 (0.76%) PMP
7 3 (0.76%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) AAT
8 1 (0.25%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.58%) QA
2 15 (3.81%) GDPR
3 10 (2.54%) PMO
4 6 (1.52%) SLA
5 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.76%) MiFID
5 3 (0.76%) SEPA
6 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.51%) HL7
6 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.25%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.25%) DICOM
7 1 (0.25%) EMIR
7 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.25%) TARGET2
System Software
1 6 (1.52%) Docker
2 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.27%) Ansible
2 4 (1.02%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.02%) Terraform
3 3 (0.76%) Consul
3 3 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.51%) Puppet
5 1 (0.25%) Mesos
5 1 (0.25%) Nagios
5 1 (0.25%) rkt
5 1 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 43 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.41%) Oracle
3 13 (3.30%) Intapp
4 12 (3.05%) SAP
5 11 (2.79%) Siebel
6 9 (2.28%) ATG
6 9 (2.28%) hybris
7 6 (1.52%) Tableau
8 4 (1.02%) Adobe
8 4 (1.02%) Cognos
8 4 (1.02%) IBM
8 4 (1.02%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.76%) Blackboard
9 3 (0.76%) Epicor
9 3 (0.76%) Northgate
10 2 (0.51%) Hortonworks
10 2 (0.51%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.51%) JDA
10 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.51%) Sitecore