The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Analyst
UK
Rank 310 351 278
Rank change year-on-year +41 -73  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 306 304 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.58% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.60% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 190 235
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £240
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 14 5 16
Median hourly rate £15.30 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £20.10 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £37.30 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.70 £29.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -56.95% +31.11%  

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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
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 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +62 281 £419 +11.66% 64
South East +65 122 £435 +24.28% 17
London 0 87 £450 +12.50% 21
Surrey +76 80 £450 +8.43% 4
Redhill +18 32 £463 +11.44%
North West +34 28 £375 +15.38% 7
West Sussex +22 22 £435 +83.15% 2
Gatwick - 16 £468 -
City of London 0 15 £525 +16.66% 10
East of England -5 15 £425 +18.05% 6
Scotland +18 14 £330 -5.71% 5
Hampshire +11 11 £350 -17.64% 5
Yorkshire +4 11 £325 -9.72% 4
Cheshire +29 9 £350 -5.08% 1
East Midlands -6 9 £388 +19.23% 3
West Yorkshire +17 8 - - 3
Manchester +12 8 £400 +25.98% 4
Glasgow -2 8 £328 -6.42% 2
Lancashire +30 7 £350 +75.00% 1
Hertfordshire -11 7 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 7 £268 - 1
Edinburgh +15 5 £388 +10.71% 2
Blackburn - 5 £350 -
Berkshire +20 4 £488 +65.25% 1
West Midlands +15 4 £410 +24.24% 1
Merseyside +2 4 £375 +15.38% 1
Leicestershire +1 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 22 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.

1 214 (38.35%) Finance
2 168 (30.11%) SQL
3 124 (22.22%) Oracle
4 119 (21.33%) Data Analysis
5 118 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
6 101 (18.10%) Relational Database
7 91 (16.31%) Business Analysis
8 90 (16.13%) SDLC
9 81 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
10 80 (14.34%) XML
11 74 (13.26%) Systems Analysis
12 69 (12.37%) Web Services
13 64 (11.47%) OO
14 63 (11.29%) OOD
15 54 (9.68%) Microsoft
16 53 (9.50%) ITIL
16 53 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
17 50 (8.96%) Banking
18 48 (8.60%) Migration
19 46 (8.24%) Python
20 42 (7.53%) Retail
21 41 (7.35%) Degree
22 37 (6.63%) MS Visio
23 36 (6.45%) SQL Server
24 33 (5.91%) Windows
25 30 (5.38%) Workflow
25 30 (5.38%) BPR
26 29 (5.20%) Unix
26 29 (5.20%) Data Centre
27 28 (5.02%) 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 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.61%) CMS
3 6 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (0.90%) IIS
5 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.54%) Confluence
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%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 37 (6.63%) MS Visio
2 25 (4.48%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.69%) MS Office
3 15 (2.69%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.54%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (0.54%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.90%) MFGPRO
2 5 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.72%) Northgate Housing
3 4 (0.72%) Sonata
4 3 (0.54%) Infor CloudSuite
4 3 (0.54%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
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%) OPENHousing
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.36%) Orchard Housing
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%) 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 (1.08%) DNS
5 5 (0.90%) LAN
5 5 (0.90%) NetScaler
5 5 (0.90%) WAN
6 4 (0.72%) Internet
7 3 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.54%) SAN
7 3 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.36%) BGP
8 2 (0.36%) HSRP
8 2 (0.36%) LDAP
8 2 (0.36%) OSPF
8 2 (0.36%) SMS
8 2 (0.36%) TETRA
8 2 (0.36%) VRRP
9 1 (0.18%) MVNO
9 1 (0.18%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (18.10%) Relational Database
2 36 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 28 (5.02%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.05%) Oracle Database 10g
4 17 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
5 16 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.08%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.08%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.72%) GIS
10 4 (0.72%) QlikView
11 3 (0.54%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.54%) MS Access
11 3 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 15 (2.69%) 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%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.18%) WinDbg
General
1 214 (38.35%) Finance
2 50 (8.96%) Banking
3 42 (7.53%) Retail
4 20 (3.58%) Law
5 10 (1.79%) Back Office
6 8 (1.43%) Legal
6 8 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.08%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.90%) Front Office
8 5 (0.90%) General Ledger
8 5 (0.90%) Marketing
8 5 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Automotive
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (14.34%) XML
2 69 (12.37%) Web Services
3 19 (3.41%) .NET
4 5 (0.90%) ASP.NET
4 5 (0.90%) XSD
4 5 (0.90%) XSL
5 4 (0.72%) HTML
5 4 (0.72%) SOAP
6 3 (0.54%) REST
6 3 (0.54%) XSLT
7 2 (0.36%) CSS
7 2 (0.36%) Murex MxML
7 2 (0.36%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.18%) Drools
8 1 (0.18%) HTML5
8 1 (0.18%) J2EE
8 1 (0.18%) JSP
8 1 (0.18%) ODBC
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.18%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 118 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.20%) Data Centre
3 26 (4.66%) Data Structures
4 17 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.61%) User Experience
6 7 (1.25%) EPoS
7 5 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.90%) Learning Management System
7 5 (0.90%) Smart Meter
7 5 (0.90%) SWIFT
8 4 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.72%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.54%) Derivative
9 3 (0.54%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.54%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.36%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.36%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.36%) NHS
10 2 (0.36%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.91%) Windows
2 29 (5.20%) Unix
3 16 (2.87%) 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 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.36%) OS/390
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (21.33%) Data Analysis
2 91 (16.31%) Business Analysis
3 90 (16.13%) SDLC
4 81 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (13.26%) Systems Analysis
6 64 (11.47%) OO
7 63 (11.29%) OOD
8 53 (9.50%) ITIL
8 53 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 48 (8.60%) Migration
10 30 (5.38%) BPR
10 30 (5.38%) Workflow
11 28 (5.02%) Data Modelling
11 28 (5.02%) ERP
12 26 (4.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 24 (4.30%) Service Management
13 24 (4.30%) UML
13 24 (4.30%) User Stories
14 23 (4.12%) Business Process Analysis
15 22 (3.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (30.11%) SQL
2 46 (8.24%) Python
3 10 (1.79%) PowerShell
4 9 (1.61%) T-SQL
5 7 (1.25%) C#
5 7 (1.25%) Java
5 7 (1.25%) PL/SQL
6 5 (0.90%) VBA
7 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.54%) C
7 3 (0.54%) VB
8 2 (0.36%) JCL
8 2 (0.36%) Perl
9 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.18%) C++
9 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.18%) UniBasic
9 1 (0.18%) VB6
9 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (7.35%) Degree
2 19 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.97%) ISEB
5 6 (1.08%) 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 (2.69%) SLA
2 12 (2.15%) QA
3 10 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.25%) IFRS
4 7 (1.25%) IFRS 9
5 4 (0.72%) SEPA
5 4 (0.72%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.54%) GAMP
6 3 (0.54%) GxP
6 3 (0.54%) MiFID
7 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.18%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.18%) TARGET2
System Software
1 18 (3.23%) 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 (1.08%) 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%) Puppet
3 3 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
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 (22.22%) Oracle
2 54 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.58%) NetIQ
4 17 (3.05%) SAP
5 14 (2.51%) VMware
6 12 (2.15%) Cisco
7 11 (1.97%) Citrix
8 10 (1.79%) HP
9 6 (1.08%) Hyperion
9 6 (1.08%) QAD
10 5 (0.90%) NetApp
10 5 (0.90%) Orchard
10 5 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.72%) Adobe
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%) Northgate
11 4 (0.72%) Symantec
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