The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Analyst
UK
Rank 321 351 289
Rank change year-on-year +30 -62  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 304 299 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.57% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.59% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 187 232
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £341 £375
% change year-on-year +17.21% -9.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 15
Median hourly rate £15.50 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.41% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £20.10 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £37.30 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.09 £29.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -48.84% +18.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Systems Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Analyst over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Analyst over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
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 Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +46 281 £425 +13.33% 69
South East +63 120 £435 +24.28% 19
London +11 90 £450 +12.50% 23
Surrey +75 80 £450 +8.43% 5
Redhill +17 32 £463 +11.44%
North West +25 28 £375 +12.35% 5
West Sussex +18 21 £451 +90.00% 2
Gatwick - 16 £468 -
City of London +8 15 £525 +16.66% 9
East of England -4 14 £425 +18.05% 7
Scotland +12 13 £330 -5.71% 7
Yorkshire 0 11 £325 -8.45% 4
Hampshire -3 11 £350 -17.64% 6
Cheshire +33 9 £350 -5.08% 1
East Midlands -5 9 £388 +19.23% 4
West Yorkshire +1 8 - - 3
Lancashire +27 7 £350 +75.00% 1
Manchester +18 7 £400 +19.85% 3
Glasgow -1 7 £325 -7.14% 3
Cambridgeshire - 7 £268 - 2
Hertfordshire -8 6 £425 - 1
Edinburgh +11 5 £388 +10.71% 3
Merseyside +3 5 £375 +15.38%
Blackburn - 5 £350 -
Berkshire +20 4 £488 +65.25% 1
West Midlands +9 4 £410 +24.24% 2
Leicestershire -5 4 £350 +7.69% 2
Northamptonshire - 4 £400 -
Kent - 4 £390 -
Peterborough - 4 £268 -

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Systems 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 Systems Analyst in the job title.

1 212 (37.92%) Finance
2 166 (29.70%) SQL
3 124 (22.18%) Oracle
4 119 (21.29%) Analytical Skills
5 118 (21.11%) Data Analysis
6 102 (18.25%) Relational Database
7 91 (16.28%) SDLC
7 91 (16.28%) Business Analysis
8 83 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
9 81 (14.49%) XML
10 73 (13.06%) Systems Analysis
11 70 (12.52%) Web Services
12 64 (11.45%) OO
13 63 (11.27%) OOD
14 54 (9.66%) ITIL
14 54 (9.66%) Microsoft
15 52 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 52 (9.30%) Banking
16 47 (8.41%) Migration
17 46 (8.23%) Python
18 42 (7.51%) Retail
19 41 (7.33%) Degree
20 37 (6.62%) MS Visio
21 35 (6.26%) SQL Server
22 33 (5.90%) Windows
23 30 (5.37%) BPR
24 29 (5.19%) Workflow
24 29 (5.19%) Unix
24 29 (5.19%) Data Centre
25 28 (5.01%) Oracle Database

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 14 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.79%) CMS
3 6 (1.07%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (0.89%) IIS
5 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.54%) Confluence
7 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.36%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.36%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.36%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.36%) SAS
7 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 37 (6.62%) MS Visio
2 25 (4.47%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.68%) MS Office
3 15 (2.68%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.72%) Adobe Captivate
4 4 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.54%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.89%) MFGPRO
2 5 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.72%) Sonata
4 3 (0.54%) Infor CloudSuite
4 3 (0.54%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 3 (0.54%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.36%) Demantra
5 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.36%) HFM
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.36%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.36%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.36%) Summit
5 2 (0.36%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.36%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.36%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.33%) SaaS
2 11 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.54%) IaaS
3 3 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.36%) Office 365
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.18%) Taleo
5 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.61%) Firewall
2 8 (1.43%) Network Security
3 7 (1.25%) DHCP
4 6 (1.07%) DNS
5 5 (0.89%) Internet
5 5 (0.89%) LAN
5 5 (0.89%) NetScaler
5 5 (0.89%) WAN
6 3 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.54%) SAN
6 3 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.36%) BGP
7 2 (0.36%) HSRP
7 2 (0.36%) LDAP
7 2 (0.36%) OSPF
7 2 (0.36%) SMS
7 2 (0.36%) TETRA
7 2 (0.36%) VRRP
8 1 (0.18%) MVNO
8 1 (0.18%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (18.25%) Relational Database
2 35 (6.26%) SQL Server
3 28 (5.01%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.04%) Oracle Database 10g
4 17 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (3.04%) Oracle Database 12c
5 16 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.07%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.07%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.72%) GIS
11 4 (0.72%) QlikView
12 3 (0.54%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.54%) MS Access
12 3 (0.54%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 16 (2.86%) JIRA
2 8 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.72%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.36%) Toad
6 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.18%) Rational Software Modeler
6 1 (0.18%) Selenium
6 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.18%) WinDbg
General
1 212 (37.92%) Finance
2 52 (9.30%) Banking
3 42 (7.51%) Retail
4 20 (3.58%) Law
5 10 (1.79%) Back Office
6 8 (1.43%) Legal
6 8 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.07%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.07%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.89%) Front Office
8 5 (0.89%) General Ledger
8 5 (0.89%) Marketing
8 5 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.36%) Automotive
9 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.36%) Publishing
9 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (14.49%) XML
2 70 (12.52%) Web Services
3 19 (3.40%) .NET
4 5 (0.89%) ASP.NET
4 5 (0.89%) HTML
4 5 (0.89%) XSD
4 5 (0.89%) XSL
5 4 (0.72%) SOAP
6 3 (0.54%) REST
6 3 (0.54%) XSLT
7 2 (0.36%) CSS
7 2 (0.36%) J2EE
7 2 (0.36%) Murex MxML
7 2 (0.36%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.18%) Flash
8 1 (0.18%) HTML5
8 1 (0.18%) JSP
8 1 (0.18%) ODBC
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.18%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 119 (21.29%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 26 (4.65%) Data Structures
4 17 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.61%) User Experience
6 7 (1.25%) EPoS
7 6 (1.07%) Hedge funds
8 5 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.89%) Learning Management System
8 5 (0.89%) Smart Meter
8 5 (0.89%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.72%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.54%) Derivative
10 3 (0.54%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.36%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.36%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.36%) NHS
11 2 (0.36%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.90%) Windows
2 29 (5.19%) Unix
3 16 (2.86%) Linux
4 11 (1.97%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.79%) AIX
5 10 (1.79%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.89%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.36%) OS/390
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (21.11%) Data Analysis
2 91 (16.28%) Business Analysis
2 91 (16.28%) SDLC
3 83 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (13.06%) Systems Analysis
5 64 (11.45%) OO
6 63 (11.27%) OOD
7 54 (9.66%) ITIL
8 52 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (8.41%) Migration
10 30 (5.37%) BPR
11 29 (5.19%) Workflow
12 28 (5.01%) Data Modelling
12 28 (5.01%) ERP
13 26 (4.65%) User Stories
14 24 (4.29%) Service Management
14 24 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 23 (4.11%) Business Process Analysis
15 23 (4.11%) Project Management
15 23 (4.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 166 (29.70%) SQL
2 46 (8.23%) Python
3 10 (1.79%) PowerShell
4 9 (1.61%) T-SQL
5 8 (1.43%) Java
6 7 (1.25%) C#
6 7 (1.25%) PL/SQL
7 5 (0.89%) VBA
8 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.54%) C
8 3 (0.54%) VB
9 2 (0.36%) JCL
9 2 (0.36%) Perl
10 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.18%) C++
10 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.18%) UniBasic
10 1 (0.18%) VB6
10 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (7.33%) Degree
2 19 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.97%) ISEB
5 6 (1.07%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.54%) ACCA
7 3 (0.54%) CIMA
8 2 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.36%) PMP
8 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.18%) APMP
9 1 (0.18%) CCNA
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.18%) CISSP
9 1 (0.18%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.68%) SLA
2 12 (2.15%) QA
3 10 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.25%) IFRS
4 7 (1.25%) IFRS 9
5 5 (0.89%) MiFID
6 4 (0.72%) SEPA
6 4 (0.72%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.54%) GAMP
7 3 (0.54%) GxP
8 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.18%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.18%) PMO
9 1 (0.18%) TARGET2
System Software
1 18 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.43%) XenApp
3 8 (1.43%) XenDesktop
4 7 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.72%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.36%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.36%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.18%) Docker
8 1 (0.18%) IAG
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (3.94%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.72%) Puppet
3 3 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.54%) SCCM
4 2 (0.36%) Control-M
4 2 (0.36%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.36%) SCOM
4 2 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.18%) Ansible
5 1 (0.18%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.18%) Kibana
5 1 (0.18%) logstash
5 1 (0.18%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 124 (22.18%) Oracle
2 54 (9.66%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.58%) NetIQ
4 17 (3.04%) SAP
5 14 (2.50%) VMware
6 12 (2.15%) Cisco
7 11 (1.97%) Citrix
8 10 (1.79%) HP
9 6 (1.07%) Adobe
9 6 (1.07%) Hyperion
9 6 (1.07%) QAD
10 5 (0.89%) NetApp
10 5 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.72%) Casewise
11 4 (0.72%) Charles River
11 4 (0.72%) Intel Security
11 4 (0.72%) Murex
11 4 (0.72%) Orchard
11 4 (0.72%) Symantec
11 4 (0.72%) Workday
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton
PS Computer Services
Rate: Up to £340pd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Comptetive Day Rate - 3 month contract with likely extensions
Posted: 8 days ago