Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 439 405 357
Rank change year-on-year -34 -48 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 490 549 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.57% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.60% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 340 442
UK median daily rate £375 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £263 £238
90th Percentile £523 £544 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 9
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -45.31% +26.73%
10th Percentile £13.40 £10.70 £17.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £36.08 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.08 £18.09 £32.00
% change year-on-year +49.73% -43.48% +23.08%

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 95,011 91,868 102,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,133 59,980 65,551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,784 3,231 3,883
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 19 January 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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 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 -45 409 £380 -5.00% 182
UK excluding London -4 328 £375 +2.74% 130
London -73 159 £365 -16.09% 60
South East -13 85 £400 - 35
Scotland -3 72 £365 +4.29% 4
North of England +12 53 £425 +18.06% 37
Midlands +15 48 £385 +14.07% 23
North West +8 32 £425 +21.43% 20
East of England -9 32 £382 +0.20% 12
South West +4 31 £388 +10.71% 15
West Midlands +4 25 £375 +7.14% 16
East Midlands +12 21 £475 +49.02% 7
Yorkshire -19 13 £338 -20.59% 15
North East +55 8 £413 +50.00% 2
Wales +2 5 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 149 (30.41%) Finance
2 146 (29.80%) SQL
3 113 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (16.53%) Systems Analysis
5 76 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
6 72 (14.69%) Business Analysis
7 63 (12.86%) Oracle
8 55 (11.22%) Microsoft
9 51 (10.41%) Data Analysis
10 40 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (7.96%) Windows
12 37 (7.55%) Scrum
13 36 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
14 35 (7.14%) Banking
15 34 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 30 (6.12%) ERP
16 30 (6.12%) SQL Server
17 29 (5.92%) SAP
18 27 (5.51%) SDLC
18 27 (5.51%) Migration
19 26 (5.31%) Management Information System
20 25 (5.10%) ITIL
21 23 (4.69%) Degree
21 23 (4.69%) Project Management
21 23 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
21 23 (4.69%) Active Directory
22 22 (4.49%) XML
22 22 (4.49%) UML
23 21 (4.29%) User Stories
23 21 (4.29%) MS Visio

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 14 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.63%) CMS
4 5 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.61%) Confluence
6 3 (0.61%) IIS
7 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.41%) SAS
8 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (4.29%) MS Visio
3 17 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.20%) InDesign
7 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.20%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.20%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 14 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.63%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (1.43%) iTrent
4 7 (1.43%) Oracle Assets
4 7 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (1.43%) Oracle iProcurement
4 7 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (1.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.61%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.61%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (0.61%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.61%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.61%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.43%) Office 365
2 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.24%) SMS
2 8 (1.63%) Skype
3 7 (1.43%) DNS
3 7 (1.43%) Firewall
4 6 (1.22%) SAN
5 5 (1.02%) DHCP
5 5 (1.02%) Internet
5 5 (1.02%) SSL
6 4 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.61%) BGP
7 3 (0.61%) IPsec
7 3 (0.61%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.61%) Junos
7 3 (0.61%) NX-OS
7 3 (0.61%) OSPF
7 3 (0.61%) SNMP
7 3 (0.61%) VoIP
7 3 (0.61%) VPN
7 3 (0.61%) VRRP
7 3 (0.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.63%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (1.43%) Power BI
7 6 (1.22%) Oracle Discoverer
8 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.61%) Big Data
10 3 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.61%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.61%) Ingres
10 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.63%) JIRA
2 7 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.61%) JIRA Agile
5 3 (0.61%) Toad
6 2 (0.41%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.41%) TestRail
7 1 (0.20%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 149 (30.41%) Finance
2 35 (7.14%) Banking
3 16 (3.27%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.27%) Retail
4 15 (3.06%) Billing
5 13 (2.65%) Legal
6 8 (1.63%) General Ledger
6 8 (1.63%) Law
6 8 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.43%) Marketing
8 5 (1.02%) Electronics
8 5 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.82%) Back Office
10 3 (0.61%) Front Office
10 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.61%) Publishing
11 2 (0.41%) Automotive
11 2 (0.41%) Local Government
11 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.49%) XML
2 19 (3.88%) .NET
3 11 (2.24%) Middleware
3 11 (2.24%) Web Services
4 7 (1.43%) XSLT
5 4 (0.82%) SOAP
5 4 (0.82%) Spring
6 3 (0.61%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (0.61%) JSON
6 3 (0.61%) REST
7 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.41%) J2EE
8 1 (0.20%) Dojo
8 1 (0.20%) EDI
8 1 (0.20%) JDBC
8 1 (0.20%) JSP
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.20%) WSDL
8 1 (0.20%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 76 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.65%) Virtual Team
4 11 (2.24%) User Experience
5 9 (1.84%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.63%) Derivative
6 8 (1.63%) SWIFT
7 7 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.02%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.02%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.82%) AS400
9 4 (0.82%) EMC VNX
9 4 (0.82%) Equities
9 4 (0.82%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.96%) Windows
2 18 (3.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (1.63%) Unix
4 8 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.22%) Linux
7 5 (1.02%) Android
7 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) MVS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (16.53%) Systems Analysis
3 72 (14.69%) Business Analysis
4 51 (10.41%) Data Analysis
5 40 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (7.55%) Scrum
7 36 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
8 34 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 30 (6.12%) ERP
10 27 (5.51%) Migration
10 27 (5.51%) SDLC
11 25 (5.10%) ITIL
12 23 (4.69%) Project Management
13 22 (4.49%) UML
14 21 (4.29%) User Stories
15 20 (4.08%) CRM
15 20 (4.08%) Data Modelling
16 19 (3.88%) Use Case
17 18 (3.67%) Business Process Analysis
17 18 (3.67%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (29.80%) SQL
2 17 (3.47%) PL/SQL
3 13 (2.65%) Java
3 13 (2.65%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.24%) C#
5 9 (1.84%) VBA
6 7 (1.43%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.82%) Python
7 4 (0.82%) RPG
8 3 (0.61%) C
8 3 (0.61%) VB
9 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.41%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.41%) R
10 1 (0.20%) C++
10 1 (0.20%) Delphi
10 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.20%) Ruby
10 1 (0.20%) Scala
10 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (4.69%) Degree
2 12 (2.45%) ISEB
3 11 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.82%) MCSE
8 3 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.61%) CIMA
8 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.41%) HND
9 2 (0.41%) MCSA
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.41%) PMP
10 1 (0.20%) ACCA
10 1 (0.20%) CFA
10 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.86%) GDPR
1 14 (2.86%) QA
2 10 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.22%) MiFID
3 6 (1.22%) SLA
4 5 (1.02%) SEPA
5 4 (0.82%) EMIR
6 3 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.61%) PMO
6 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.41%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.41%) TARGET2
8 1 (0.20%) Basel II
8 1 (0.20%) COREP
8 1 (0.20%) IFRS
8 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 23 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.43%) vSphere
3 6 (1.22%) DFS Replication
3 6 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.61%) NFS
5 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.41%) XenApp
6 1 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.24%) SCCM
2 4 (0.82%) vCenter Server
3 3 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.41%) PowerCLI
4 2 (0.41%) SCOM
5 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 63 (12.86%) Oracle
2 55 (11.22%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.92%) SAP
4 18 (3.67%) VMware
5 11 (2.24%) HP
6 8 (1.63%) Cognos
7 7 (1.43%) Tableau
8 6 (1.22%) Cisco
8 6 (1.22%) IBM
8 6 (1.22%) NetApp
9 5 (1.02%) Capita
9 5 (1.02%) Citrix
9 5 (1.02%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.82%) Clearswift
10 4 (0.82%) EMC
10 4 (0.82%) Huawei
10 4 (0.82%) Juniper
10 4 (0.82%) Northgate
11 3 (0.61%) Reuters
11 3 (0.61%) Salesforce.com