Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 434 356 414
Rank change year-on-year -78 +58 -89
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 513 595 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.65% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.68% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 387 380
UK median daily rate £380 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £224 £284 £224
90th Percentile £525 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £341
% change year-on-year -3.13% +17.22% -9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 11
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £16.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.75% -33.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £12.60 £9.81 £16.25
90th Percentile £43.85 £22.01 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.18 £29.50
% change year-on-year +23.61% -45.15% +18.00%

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 95,967 87,286 100,704
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,128 56,707 64,982
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £635 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,951 3,004 3,304
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.98 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.53% -2.67% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.57 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Analyst in the UK

Systems Analyst
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 Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 -83 440 £383 -7.27% 146
UK excluding London -32 366 £388 -3.13% 107
London -88 149 £370 -17.78% 48
South East -67 126 £450 +5.88% 25
Scotland -21 67 £355 -2.41% 8
North of England -13 54 £375 - 28
Midlands -1 46 £388 +2.65% 18
East of England +3 39 £375 -11.76% 18
North West -30 30 £406 +8.33% 9
West Midlands +9 29 £375 - 9
South West +24 28 £425 +17.24% 9
Yorkshire -10 20 £338 -20.59% 16
East Midlands 0 14 £475 +18.75% 9
Wales -7 6 - - 1
North East +31 4 £450 - 3

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, Systems Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Systems Analyst in the job title.

1 200 (38.99%) SQL
2 160 (31.19%) Finance
3 112 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (21.44%) Systems Analysis
5 103 (20.08%) Analytical Skills
6 95 (18.52%) Business Analysis
7 85 (16.57%) Oracle
8 63 (12.28%) Data Analysis
9 54 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 51 (9.94%) Microsoft
11 47 (9.16%) Relational Database
12 46 (8.97%) Unix
12 46 (8.97%) Windows
12 46 (8.97%) Scrum
13 44 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
14 42 (8.19%) SQL Server
15 41 (7.99%) SDLC
16 38 (7.41%) Workflow
17 37 (7.21%) Degree
18 35 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
18 35 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
19 34 (6.63%) ERP
19 34 (6.63%) Business Process Analysis
20 31 (6.04%) Migration
21 29 (5.65%) MS Visio
21 29 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
21 29 (5.65%) User Stories
22 28 (5.46%) XML
22 28 (5.46%) Management Information System
22 28 (5.46%) Retail

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 20 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.34%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.17%) CMS
3 6 (1.17%) Confluence
4 5 (0.97%) IIS
5 4 (0.78%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.39%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.39%) SAS
7 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 29 (5.65%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.58%) InDesign
4 3 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.56%) NetSuite
4 7 (1.36%) iTrent
5 4 (0.78%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.78%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.58%) Carpe Diem
6 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.39%) Orchard Housing
7 2 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.39%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.39%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.78%) Office 365
1 4 (0.78%) SaaS
1 4 (0.78%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 3 (0.58%) PaaS
2 3 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.19%) Scribe Online
4 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.12%) Internet
2 10 (1.95%) Intranet
3 9 (1.75%) SMS
3 9 (1.75%) SSL
4 7 (1.36%) Firewall
5 6 (1.17%) VPN
6 5 (0.97%) DHCP
7 4 (0.78%) DNS
7 4 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.58%) BGP
8 3 (0.58%) HSRP
8 3 (0.58%) IPsec
8 3 (0.58%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.58%) Junos
8 3 (0.58%) OSPF
8 3 (0.58%) SAN
8 3 (0.58%) Skype
8 3 (0.58%) SNMP
8 3 (0.58%) VRRP
8 3 (0.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.16%) Relational Database
2 42 (8.19%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.17%) DB2
7 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.17%) Power BI
8 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.78%) MS Access
10 3 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.53%) JIRA
2 9 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.78%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.58%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.58%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.39%) Appium
6 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.39%) JMeter
6 2 (0.39%) Selenium
6 2 (0.39%) TestRail
6 2 (0.39%) Toad
6 2 (0.39%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.19%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.19%) SOAtest
General
1 160 (31.19%) Finance
2 28 (5.46%) Retail
3 23 (4.48%) Banking
4 16 (3.12%) Legal
5 14 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.53%) Billing
7 8 (1.56%) Law
8 7 (1.36%) Automotive
9 6 (1.17%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.97%) Marketing
11 4 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.58%) Advertising
12 3 (0.58%) Back Office
12 3 (0.58%) Front Office
13 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.19%) Electronics
14 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Publishing
14 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.46%) XML
2 18 (3.51%) .NET
3 11 (2.14%) Middleware
4 8 (1.56%) Web Services
5 3 (0.58%) HTML
5 3 (0.58%) WebCenter
5 3 (0.58%) XSLT
6 2 (0.39%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.39%) COM
6 2 (0.39%) J2EE
6 2 (0.39%) jQuery
6 2 (0.39%) JSON
6 2 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.19%) JSP
7 1 (0.19%) SOAP
7 1 (0.19%) XSD
7 1 (0.19%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 103 (20.08%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.46%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (2.73%) User Experience
5 13 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.34%) Mainframe
7 11 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 11 (2.14%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.95%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.36%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.97%) FMCG
10 5 (0.97%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.78%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.78%) NHS
12 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.58%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.39%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.97%) Unix
1 46 (8.97%) Windows
2 17 (3.31%) Windows Server
3 11 (2.14%) Android
4 10 (1.95%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.36%) Linux
7 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.19%) AIX
10 1 (0.19%) MVS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (21.44%) Systems Analysis
3 95 (18.52%) Business Analysis
4 63 (12.28%) Data Analysis
5 54 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (8.97%) Scrum
7 44 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (7.99%) SDLC
9 38 (7.41%) Workflow
10 35 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
10 35 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (6.63%) Business Process Analysis
11 34 (6.63%) ERP
12 31 (6.04%) Migration
13 29 (5.65%) User Stories
14 21 (4.09%) BPR
14 21 (4.09%) Data Management
14 21 (4.09%) ITIL
14 21 (4.09%) Project Management
15 20 (3.90%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 200 (38.99%) SQL
2 12 (2.34%) PL/SQL
2 12 (2.34%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.14%) Java
4 8 (1.56%) VBA
5 6 (1.17%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.97%) C#
6 5 (0.97%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.78%) Python
8 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.39%) C++
9 2 (0.39%) PHP
9 2 (0.39%) Ruby
10 1 (0.19%) C
10 1 (0.19%) COBOL
10 1 (0.19%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (7.21%) Degree
2 15 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.34%) ISEB
4 11 (2.14%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.58%) PMP
8 2 (0.39%) CIMA
8 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ACCA
9 1 (0.19%) CCNA
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) MBA
9 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.51%) QA
2 13 (2.53%) GDPR
3 8 (1.56%) SLA
4 5 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.58%) PMO
6 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.39%) SEPA
6 2 (0.39%) TARGET2
7 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.19%) GCP
7 1 (0.19%) GLP
7 1 (0.19%) GMP
7 1 (0.19%) GxP
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.36%) vSphere
3 6 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.97%) DFS Replication
5 3 (0.58%) NFS
5 3 (0.58%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.19%) XenApp
7 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (2.92%) SCCM
2 5 (0.97%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.78%) vCenter Server
4 3 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.58%) WMI
5 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.39%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 85 (16.57%) Oracle
2 51 (9.94%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.68%) SAP
4 18 (3.51%) VMware
5 17 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (2.73%) HP
7 10 (1.95%) Citrix
8 9 (1.75%) IFS
9 8 (1.56%) Bloomberg
10 7 (1.36%) Intapp
11 6 (1.17%) Capita
11 6 (1.17%) Cisco
11 6 (1.17%) hybris
11 6 (1.17%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.78%) Dell
12 4 (0.78%) Epicor
12 4 (0.78%) Huawei
12 4 (0.78%) Juniper
12 4 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.78%) Tableau