Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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.

System Analyst
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 413 409 318
Rank change year-on-year -4 -91 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 534 598 851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.56% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.59% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 398 529
UK median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -2.60%
10th Percentile £290 £239 £238
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 18
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £20.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.50% -4.47% -33.52%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.41 £16.08
90th Percentile £40.75 £37.66 £33.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.17 £21.25 £20.47
% change year-on-year +56.07% +3.82% -41.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94194 100979 107453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61831 65820 68300
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2813 3278 4126
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.48 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +2.64% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%

Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Systems Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 October 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
Top 16 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 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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 -27 451 £400 - 66
UK excluding London -7 325 £388 +3.33% 55
London +6 201 £425 -2.86% 19
South East -1 105 £413 +3.13% 18
Scotland +50 73 £375 +15.38% 5
North of England +28 56 £400 +12.68% 13
North West +15 36 £425 +21.43% 8
Midlands +14 36 £375 +7.14% 5
South West -3 28 £315 -7.35% 6
West Midlands +28 22 £363 +5.45% 3
East of England -21 21 £400 +6.67% 5
Yorkshire -4 16 £375 -3.23% 5
East Midlands -3 14 £450 +28.57% 2
North East +76 4 £413 +50.00%
Wales -10 4 £326 -13.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 160 (29.96%) Finance
2 153 (28.65%) SQL
3 120 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (18.91%) Systems Analysis
5 73 (13.67%) Business Analysis
6 71 (13.30%) Data Analysis
7 70 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 68 (12.73%) Oracle
8 68 (12.73%) Microsoft
9 64 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
10 61 (11.42%) Banking
11 53 (9.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 37 (6.93%) SQL Server
12 37 (6.93%) Data Modelling
13 36 (6.74%) XML
13 36 (6.74%) SDLC
14 34 (6.37%) Microsoft Excel
15 32 (5.99%) CRM
15 32 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
16 31 (5.81%) Windows
16 31 (5.81%) Project Management
17 30 (5.62%) Degree
17 30 (5.62%) User Stories
18 29 (5.43%) Management Information System
18 29 (5.43%) ERP
19 28 (5.24%) Use Case
20 27 (5.06%) Retail
20 27 (5.06%) SAP
20 27 (5.06%) Scrum
21 26 (4.87%) Web Services

Systems Analyst Skill Set
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 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (2.06%) MS Exchange
1 11 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.69%) SAS
3 8 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (0.94%) CMS
4 5 (0.94%) Confluence
5 4 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.75%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.56%) ColdFusion
6 3 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.37%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.19%) IIS
8 1 (0.19%) Mule
8 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (6.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (4.12%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.19%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.19%) Stata
7 1 (0.19%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 14 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.94%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.75%) Actimize
4 4 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.75%) iTrent
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle iProcurement
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.75%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.56%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.56%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.43%) Office 365
2 10 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.37%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.69%) ATM
2 8 (1.50%) Internet
2 8 (1.50%) SAN
3 6 (1.12%) Firewall
3 6 (1.12%) Skype
3 6 (1.12%) SMS
4 4 (0.75%) DNS
4 4 (0.75%) VPN
5 2 (0.37%) DHCP
5 2 (0.37%) LAN
5 2 (0.37%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.37%) WAN
6 1 (0.19%) 802.15
6 1 (0.19%) DKIM
6 1 (0.19%) DMARC
6 1 (0.19%) POP3
6 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.19%) VLAN
6 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.19%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (3.93%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.69%) DataStage
6 8 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (1.31%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.31%) Power BI
8 6 (1.12%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.75%) Ingres
9 4 (0.75%) MS Access
9 4 (0.75%) MySQL
10 3 (0.56%) Big Data
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.56%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (2.62%) JIRA
2 7 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.56%) JIRA Agile
3 3 (0.56%) Selenium
3 3 (0.56%) Toad
3 3 (0.56%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.37%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.19%) GitLab
5 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.19%) TestRail
General
1 160 (29.96%) Finance
2 61 (11.42%) Banking
3 27 (5.06%) Retail
4 16 (3.00%) Legal
5 11 (2.06%) Marketing
6 10 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.31%) Billing
8 7 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.31%) Law
9 6 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.94%) Publishing
11 4 (0.75%) Electronics
11 4 (0.75%) Front Office
11 4 (0.75%) Local Government
12 3 (0.56%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.37%) Automotive
13 2 (0.37%) Back Office
14 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.74%) XML
2 26 (4.87%) Web Services
3 15 (2.81%) .NET
4 10 (1.87%) Middleware
5 7 (1.31%) J2EE
6 6 (1.12%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.12%) SOAP
7 5 (0.94%) JSON
7 5 (0.94%) XSLT
8 4 (0.75%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.75%) HTML
9 3 (0.56%) REST
9 3 (0.56%) Spring
9 3 (0.56%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.37%) CSS
10 2 (0.37%) WinForms
11 1 (0.19%) Velocity
11 1 (0.19%) WCF
11 1 (0.19%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 64 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.00%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.81%) Data Structures
5 11 (2.06%) Derivative
5 11 (2.06%) SWIFT
6 9 (1.69%) Credit Risk
7 8 (1.50%) Equities
7 8 (1.50%) User Experience
8 7 (1.31%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.31%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.31%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.12%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.94%) AS400
10 5 (0.94%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.94%) FMCG
11 4 (0.75%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.81%) Windows
2 18 (3.37%) Windows Server
3 15 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (2.43%) Unix
5 7 (1.31%) Linux
6 4 (0.75%) AIX
6 4 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) CentOS
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (18.91%) Systems Analysis
3 73 (13.67%) Business Analysis
4 71 (13.30%) Data Analysis
5 70 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 53 (9.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 37 (6.93%) Data Modelling
8 36 (6.74%) SDLC
9 32 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
9 32 (5.99%) CRM
10 31 (5.81%) Project Management
11 30 (5.62%) User Stories
12 29 (5.43%) ERP
13 28 (5.24%) Use Case
14 27 (5.06%) Scrum
15 24 (4.49%) ITIL
16 22 (4.12%) Migration
17 20 (3.75%) UML
18 19 (3.56%) Data Mapping
18 19 (3.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 153 (28.65%) SQL
2 17 (3.18%) Java
3 13 (2.43%) PL/SQL
3 13 (2.43%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.25%) C#
4 12 (2.25%) VBA
5 9 (1.69%) Python
6 5 (0.94%) C
6 5 (0.94%) RPG
7 4 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.75%) R
8 3 (0.56%) C++
8 3 (0.56%) MATLAB
8 3 (0.56%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.56%) VB
9 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.37%) Delphi
10 1 (0.19%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.19%) Julia
10 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (5.62%) Degree
2 20 (3.75%) ISEB
3 18 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.43%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.75%) HND
6 4 (0.75%) MCSE
7 3 (0.56%) MCSA
8 2 (0.37%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.37%) CIMA
8 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.19%) CCAA
9 1 (0.19%) CFA
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.18%) GDPR
2 15 (2.81%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.87%) MiFID
4 9 (1.69%) ISO 8583
4 9 (1.69%) SLA
5 7 (1.31%) QA
6 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.94%) SEPA
7 4 (0.75%) EMIR
7 4 (0.75%) PMO
8 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.37%) GAAP
9 2 (0.37%) IFRS
9 2 (0.37%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.19%) Basel II
10 1 (0.19%) COREP
10 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (1.12%) DFS Replication
4 4 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.69%) SCCM
2 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.37%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.37%) SCOM
5 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 68 (12.73%) Microsoft
1 68 (12.73%) Oracle
2 27 (5.06%) SAP
3 15 (2.81%) VMware
4 12 (2.25%) IBM
5 10 (1.87%) Cognos
6 9 (1.69%) Citrix
6 9 (1.69%) Tableau
7 8 (1.50%) HP
7 8 (1.50%) NetApp
7 8 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.94%) Cisco
8 5 (0.94%) EMC
8 5 (0.94%) Northgate
9 4 (0.75%) Hyperion
9 4 (0.75%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.75%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.75%) Veritas
9 4 (0.75%) Workday
10 3 (0.56%) arcserve