Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 554 432 432
Rank change year-on-year -122 0 -34
Contract jobs citing Systems Analysis 354 479 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.50% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.59% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 311 354
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 9
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.29% +41.43% -
10th Percentile £10.30 £22.05 £21.31
90th Percentile £54.50 £50.25 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.38 £49.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% +41.43% -30.00%

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 88,767 80,693 92,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.77% 84.92% 84.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,551 52,816 61,130
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,431 2,128 2,300
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% +2.04% +13.95%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -18.00% - +16.01%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 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 -119 318 £450 +5.88% 73
UK excluding London -37 215 £425 +6.25% 57
London -124 137 £481 +1.32% 19
South East -21 65 £475 +11.76% 13
North of England -20 50 £400 +1.52% 17
Scotland -30 30 £400 - 2
Yorkshire -25 28 £350 -2.10% 4
East of England +18 24 £400 +33.33% 8
Midlands -24 23 £450 +24.14% 7
South West -8 20 £450 +15.38% 9
North West -30 18 £400 - 12
West Midlands -39 13 £450 +34.33% 5
East Midlands +11 10 £494 +9.72% 2
Wales -19 4 £418 -1.76% 1
North East - 4 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 129 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (31.64%) Finance
3 85 (24.01%) SQL
4 79 (22.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (22.32%) Analytical Skills
5 74 (20.90%) Business Analysis
6 70 (19.77%) SDLC
7 51 (14.41%) Data Modelling
7 51 (14.41%) Data Analysis
8 49 (13.84%) Waterfall
9 44 (12.43%) Degree
9 44 (12.43%) Java
10 43 (12.15%) Microsoft
10 43 (12.15%) JIRA
10 43 (12.15%) User Stories
11 42 (11.86%) Project Management
12 41 (11.58%) Microsoft Office
13 40 (11.30%) Scrum
14 36 (10.17%) SQL Server
14 36 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (9.89%) Windows
16 33 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
17 32 (9.04%) Requirements Analysis
17 32 (9.04%) XML
17 32 (9.04%) Workflow
17 32 (9.04%) Management Information System
18 31 (8.76%) Web Services
18 31 (8.76%) QA
18 31 (8.76%) Self-Motivation
19 30 (8.47%) Migration

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 26 (7.34%) Confluence
2 7 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.13%) JBoss
5 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.56%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 41 (11.58%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (6.78%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.69%) Fireworks
5 6 (1.69%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.13%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.85%) iTrent
3 3 (0.85%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (0.85%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.85%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.85%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.56%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.56%) Magento
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.56%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.28%) JDE World
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (1.69%) Office 365
5 5 (1.41%) PaaS
6 4 (1.13%) SaaS
7 3 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.85%) Force.com
7 3 (0.85%) GitHub
7 3 (0.85%) Serverless
8 2 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.56%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.56%) IaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.28%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.28%) Veeva
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.80%) HTTP
2 15 (4.24%) FTP
3 13 (3.67%) Internet
4 7 (1.98%) Intranet
5 3 (0.85%) Network Security
5 3 (0.85%) SMS
5 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.56%) DNS
6 2 (0.56%) Firewall
6 2 (0.56%) LAN
6 2 (0.56%) WAN
7 1 (0.28%) ASN.1
7 1 (0.28%) ATM
7 1 (0.28%) IPsec
7 1 (0.28%) MPLS
7 1 (0.28%) OSPF
7 1 (0.28%) PPP
7 1 (0.28%) VoIP
7 1 (0.28%) VPN
7 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.19%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.39%) Siebel EIM
4 11 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.54%) MySQL
5 9 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.41%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.13%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.13%) Power BI
9 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.85%) Big Data
10 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.85%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.85%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.56%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 43 (12.15%) JIRA
2 12 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.54%) Maven
4 8 (2.26%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.98%) Hudson
6 6 (1.69%) Selenium
6 6 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.69%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.41%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.85%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.56%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.56%) git-flow
9 2 (0.56%) MSTest
9 2 (0.56%) NUnit
9 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.28%) Rational Software Modeler
10 1 (0.28%) Zephyr
General
1 112 (31.64%) Finance
2 20 (5.65%) Retail
3 19 (5.37%) Banking
4 17 (4.80%) Manufacturing
5 15 (4.24%) Financial Institution
6 13 (3.67%) Legal
7 11 (3.11%) Marketing
8 6 (1.69%) Back Office
8 6 (1.69%) Law
9 4 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.13%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.85%) Advertising
10 3 (0.85%) Automotive
10 3 (0.85%) Billing
10 3 (0.85%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.56%) German Language
12 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 227 (64.12%) Analyst
2 135 (38.14%) Business Analyst
3 73 (20.62%) Systems Analyst
4 61 (17.23%) Developer
5 27 (7.63%) Business Systems Analyst
6 22 (6.21%) Architect
7 21 (5.93%) Senior Analyst
8 17 (4.80%) Agile Business Analyst
9 15 (4.24%) Data Analyst
9 15 (4.24%) Technical Analyst
10 14 (3.95%) Consultant
10 14 (3.95%) Siebel Developer
11 12 (3.39%) Pensions Analyst
12 11 (3.11%) Lead Business Analyst
12 11 (3.11%) Project Analyst
13 10 (2.82%) Financial Analyst
13 10 (2.82%) Project Manager
13 10 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (2.54%) Pensions Business Analyst
14 9 (2.54%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.04%) XML
2 31 (8.76%) Web Services
3 25 (7.06%) .NET
4 20 (5.65%) CSS
4 20 (5.65%) HTML
5 11 (3.11%) REST
6 9 (2.54%) jQuery
7 8 (2.26%) Spring
8 7 (1.98%) CSS3
8 7 (1.98%) JSON
8 7 (1.98%) Sass
9 6 (1.69%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.69%) Handlebars
9 6 (1.69%) HTML5
9 6 (1.69%) J2EE
9 6 (1.69%) LESS
9 6 (1.69%) Mustache
9 6 (1.69%) React
9 6 (1.69%) SOAP
10 5 (1.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 79 (22.32%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (9.04%) Management Information System
3 31 (8.76%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.39%) Hedge funds
4 12 (3.39%) User Experience
5 8 (2.26%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.98%) Reinsurance
7 6 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.69%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.13%) Fintech
9 4 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.13%) NHS
9 4 (1.13%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.85%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.85%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.85%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.89%) Windows
2 25 (7.06%) Unix
3 8 (2.26%) Linux
4 4 (1.13%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.13%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.85%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.28%) CentOS
7 1 (0.28%) FreeNAS
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (22.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 74 (20.90%) Business Analysis
4 70 (19.77%) SDLC
5 51 (14.41%) Data Analysis
5 51 (14.41%) Data Modelling
6 49 (13.84%) Waterfall
7 43 (12.15%) User Stories
8 42 (11.86%) Project Management
9 40 (11.30%) Scrum
10 36 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (9.04%) Requirements Analysis
12 32 (9.04%) Workflow
13 30 (8.47%) Migration
14 29 (8.19%) PRINCE2
15 23 (6.50%) Unit Testing
16 20 (5.65%) System Testing
17 18 (5.08%) Data Mapping
17 18 (5.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 85 (24.01%) SQL
2 44 (12.43%) Java
3 25 (7.06%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.95%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
5 11 (3.11%) C#
6 7 (1.98%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.69%) ES6
8 5 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.41%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.13%) Python
10 3 (0.85%) ANSI SQL
10 3 (0.85%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.85%) C
10 3 (0.85%) COBOL
10 3 (0.85%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.85%) Ruby
11 2 (0.56%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.56%) Perl
11 2 (0.56%) PHP
11 2 (0.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 44 (12.43%) Degree
2 13 (3.67%) Siebel Certification
3 10 (2.82%) ISEB
4 6 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.41%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.85%) PMP
7 2 (0.56%) IIBA
7 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) APMP
8 1 (0.28%) CCIE
8 1 (0.28%) CEH
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.28%) CISM
8 1 (0.28%) CISSP
8 1 (0.28%) CRISC
8 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) HND
8 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.76%) QA
2 17 (4.80%) GDPR
3 6 (1.69%) PMO
4 3 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.85%) HL7
4 3 (0.85%) IFRS
4 3 (0.85%) SEPA
5 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.28%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.28%) DICOM
6 1 (0.28%) EMIR
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.28%) MiFID
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) SLA
6 1 (0.28%) TARGET2
System Software
1 13 (3.67%) Docker
2 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (0.28%) Firmware
3 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (3.11%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.98%) Ansible
3 4 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.13%) Puppet
3 4 (1.13%) Terraform
4 3 (0.85%) Consul
4 3 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.56%) Mesos
5 2 (0.56%) Salt
6 1 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.28%) rkt
6 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 43 (12.15%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.91%) Oracle
3 15 (4.24%) SAP
3 15 (4.24%) Siebel
4 11 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (2.54%) Adobe
6 8 (2.26%) Google
7 5 (1.41%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.85%) Cognos
8 3 (0.85%) Epicor
8 3 (0.85%) IBM
8 3 (0.85%) Intapp
8 3 (0.85%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.85%) Maconomy
8 3 (0.85%) Northgate
9 2 (0.56%) Blackboard
9 2 (0.56%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.56%) hybris
9 2 (0.56%) Informatica
9 2 (0.56%) Sitecore