The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 318 386 293
Rank change year-on-year +68 -93  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 310 275 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.51% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.54% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 199 233
Median daily rate £425 £379 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +5.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
Median hourly rate £24.66 £22.50 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.60% +15.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £17.30 £15.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.46 £28.10 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.93 £22.50 £19.45
% change year-on-year -46.97% +15.68%  

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 +70 271 £425 +11.54% 48
London +51 116 £443 -6.84% 18
South East +35 85 £435 +14.92% 5
Surrey +34 36 £513 +11.41%
City of London +20 35 £500 +2.56% 5
Scotland +60 33 £400 +20.07% 5
Edinburgh +33 29 £400 +37.93% 4
North West +14 27 £419 +67.50% 3
Redhill -2 22 £525 +14.13%
Hampshire +19 21 £313 -20.38% 1
Cheshire +40 16 £425 +25.92% 2
Buckinghamshire -10 15 £350 +25.00%
West Midlands +26 10 £381 +1.66% 8
Milton Keynes -9 10 £350 -
South West +8 9 £275 -12.69% 7
East Midlands -9 8 £500 +42.85% 2
Yorkshire +21 7 £375 +4.89% 4
Bristol +3 7 £338 -25.00%
East of England -9 7 £240 -41.81% 1
Liverpool 0 6 £375 +188.46%
Merseyside -1 6 £375 +136.22%
Leeds +24 5 £375 +7.60% 1
West Yorkshire +23 5 £375 +6.00% 3
Nottingham +5 5 £500 +42.85%
Nottinghamshire -3 5 £500 +53.84%
Berkshire -4 5 £400 +8.10% 1
Farnborough - 5 £388 -
Chester +20 4 £450 +33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £206 - 1
Manchester -3 4 £475 +112.29%

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 228 (37.07%) Finance
2 206 (33.50%) SQL
3 153 (24.88%) Oracle
4 146 (23.74%) Data Analysis
5 137 (22.28%) Relational Database
6 133 (21.63%) Analytical Skills
7 104 (16.91%) SDLC
8 101 (16.42%) Systems Analysis
9 100 (16.26%) Business Analysis
10 99 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
10 99 (16.10%) XML
11 94 (15.28%) Web Services
12 83 (13.50%) OO
13 80 (13.01%) OOD
14 57 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 56 (9.11%) Python
15 56 (9.11%) Banking
16 55 (8.94%) Microsoft
17 53 (8.62%) MS Visio
18 52 (8.46%) Unix
19 48 (7.80%) Degree
20 47 (7.64%) Automated Trading
21 45 (7.32%) Workflow
22 42 (6.83%) User Acceptance Testing
23 39 (6.34%) BPR
24 37 (6.02%) Retail
25 36 (5.85%) Data Modelling
25 36 (5.85%) Business Process Analysis
26 35 (5.69%) User Stories
27 33 (5.37%) Data Flow Diagram

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 17 (2.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 11 (1.79%) CMS
3 10 (1.63%) SAS
3 10 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (0.81%) Confluence
5 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.49%) ColdFusion
6 3 (0.49%) IIS
7 2 (0.33%) Apache
7 2 (0.33%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.16%) Mule
8 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 53 (8.62%) MS Visio
2 33 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.65%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.65%) Stata
7 3 (0.49%) Mingle
8 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.81%) HFM
2 5 (0.81%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.49%) MFGPRO
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.33%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.16%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (0.16%) iTrent
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.16%) Postilion
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.30%) SaaS
2 5 (0.81%) Office 365
3 4 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.49%) Trello
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.93%) Internet
2 8 (1.30%) ATM
3 6 (0.98%) Firewall
4 5 (0.81%) Network Security
5 4 (0.65%) LAN
5 4 (0.65%) WAN
6 3 (0.49%) DHCP
6 3 (0.49%) DNS
6 3 (0.49%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.49%) VPN
7 2 (0.33%) LDAP
7 2 (0.33%) SSH
7 2 (0.33%) SSL
7 2 (0.33%) TETRA
7 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.16%) POP3
8 1 (0.16%) SAN
8 1 (0.16%) SMS
8 1 (0.16%) SMTP
8 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (22.28%) Relational Database
2 30 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 28 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 23 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 17 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 17 (2.76%) Oracle Database 12c
6 14 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.98%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.65%) DataStage
11 4 (0.65%) MS Access
11 4 (0.65%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.49%) Big Data
12 3 (0.49%) GIS
12 3 (0.49%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (3.41%) JIRA
2 9 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.14%) Selenium
4 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.65%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.49%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.33%) TestRail
6 2 (0.33%) Toad
6 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.16%) Rational Software Modeler
7 1 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 228 (37.07%) Finance
2 56 (9.11%) Banking
3 37 (6.02%) Retail
4 14 (2.28%) Legal
5 10 (1.63%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.46%) Law
7 7 (1.14%) Marketing
8 5 (0.81%) Back Office
8 5 (0.81%) General Ledger
8 5 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.65%) Automotive
9 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Advertising
11 2 (0.33%) Billing
11 2 (0.33%) Publishing
11 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (16.10%) XML
2 94 (15.28%) Web Services
3 19 (3.09%) .NET
4 11 (1.79%) HTML
5 8 (1.30%) J2EE
6 6 (0.98%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.98%) SOAP
7 4 (0.65%) Flash
8 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.49%) CSS
8 3 (0.49%) JSON
8 3 (0.49%) JSP
8 3 (0.49%) REST
8 3 (0.49%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.33%) Middleware
9 2 (0.33%) Murex MxML
9 2 (0.33%) Visualforce
9 2 (0.33%) WinForms
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.16%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 133 (21.63%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.41%) Data Structures
4 18 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 12 (1.95%) User Experience
6 9 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.30%) Smart Meter
8 6 (0.98%) e-Learning
8 6 (0.98%) PlayStation
9 5 (0.81%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.81%) Learning Management System
9 5 (0.81%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.65%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.65%) EMC VNX
10 4 (0.65%) FMCG
10 4 (0.65%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.65%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.49%) Clustering
11 3 (0.49%) Derivative
11 3 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (8.46%) Unix
2 32 (5.20%) Windows
3 23 (3.74%) Linux
4 15 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (2.28%) AIX
5 14 (2.28%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.33%) OS/390
9 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Debian
10 1 (0.16%) Fedora
10 1 (0.16%) HPUX
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (23.74%) Data Analysis
2 104 (16.91%) SDLC
3 101 (16.42%) Systems Analysis
4 100 (16.26%) Business Analysis
5 99 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (13.50%) OO
7 80 (13.01%) OOD
8 57 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (7.64%) Automated Trading
10 45 (7.32%) Workflow
11 42 (6.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 39 (6.34%) BPR
13 36 (5.85%) Business Process Analysis
13 36 (5.85%) Data Modelling
14 35 (5.69%) User Stories
15 33 (5.37%) Data Flow Diagram
16 29 (4.72%) Project Management
17 28 (4.55%) ITIL
18 26 (4.23%) Migration
18 26 (4.23%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 206 (33.50%) SQL
2 56 (9.11%) Python
3 18 (2.93%) Java
4 11 (1.79%) VBA
5 9 (1.46%) Bash Shell
5 9 (1.46%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.14%) PL/SQL
7 5 (0.81%) C#
7 5 (0.81%) MATLAB
7 5 (0.81%) R
8 4 (0.65%) Julia
8 4 (0.65%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.49%) Delphi
10 2 (0.33%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.33%) C
10 2 (0.33%) JCL
10 2 (0.33%) VB
11 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.16%) UniBasic
Qualifications
1 48 (7.80%) Degree
2 23 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.44%) ISEB
4 12 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.49%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.33%) ACCA
7 2 (0.33%) CIMA
7 2 (0.33%) PMP
7 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.16%) APMP
8 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.16%) CBAP
8 1 (0.16%) CCAA
8 1 (0.16%) IIBA
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.95%) Data Quality
2 11 (1.79%) QA
3 10 (1.63%) MiFID
4 9 (1.46%) IFRS
4 9 (1.46%) IFRS 9
5 8 (1.30%) ISO 8583
6 7 (1.14%) SLA
7 5 (0.81%) GDPR
8 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.49%) SEPA
8 3 (0.49%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.33%) GAAP
9 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (1.30%) XenApp
3 7 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (1.14%) XenDesktop
4 6 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 4 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.33%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) IAG
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.98%) SCCM
3 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.16%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.16%) SCOM
4 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 153 (24.88%) Oracle
2 55 (8.94%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.09%) SAP
4 12 (1.95%) Citrix
5 11 (1.79%) HP
5 11 (1.79%) Hyperion
6 10 (1.63%) Adobe
6 10 (1.63%) VMware
6 10 (1.63%) Workday
7 9 (1.46%) Veritas
8 6 (0.98%) Cisco
8 6 (0.98%) Cognos
9 5 (0.81%) IBM
9 5 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.65%) arcserve
10 4 (0.65%) EMC
10 4 (0.65%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.65%) Tableau
11 3 (0.49%) Atlassian
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