Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £396 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 458 353 434
Rank change year-on-year -105 +81 -133
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 474 607 562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.67% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.70% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 415 379
UK median daily rate £396 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +10.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £261 £283 £219
90th Percentile £526 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 9
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £15.75 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.60% -34.38% +20.00%
10th Percentile £15.94 £9.81 £16.15
90th Percentile £44.75 £25.19 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.34 £13.51 £29.50
% change year-on-year +124.54% -54.20% +47.50%

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 94,397 86,272 100,584
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,783 55,878 65,278
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.09% +5.10%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,055 2,875 3,066
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.96 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% -5.20% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% +18.96%

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 June 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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -124 401 £400 -5.88% 136
UK excluding London -53 331 £400 - 116
London -92 143 £380 -15.56% 35
South East -77 112 £475 +9.20% 26
Scotland -21 64 £355 -10.13% 14
North of England -36 54 £380 -0.33% 35
Midlands 0 40 £350 -12.50% 16
East of England +8 32 £382 +9.14% 12
West Midlands -3 32 £350 -8.20% 10
North West -52 30 £400 +3.23% 20
South West +29 21 £443 +60.91% 12
Yorkshire -16 21 £344 -1.79% 11
Wales -7 8 £455 +32.85%
East Midlands -8 7 £443 +10.63% 6
North East - 2 £400 - 4

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 174 (36.71%) SQL
2 165 (34.81%) Finance
3 107 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (19.62%) Systems Analysis
4 93 (19.62%) Analytical Skills
5 86 (18.14%) Business Analysis
6 69 (14.56%) Oracle
7 63 (13.29%) SQL Server
7 63 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 58 (12.24%) Data Analysis
9 57 (12.03%) Windows
10 55 (11.60%) Microsoft
11 51 (10.76%) Unix
12 47 (9.92%) Relational Database
13 42 (8.86%) Degree
14 40 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
15 39 (8.23%) XML
16 36 (7.59%) SDLC
17 35 (7.38%) Scrum
18 34 (7.17%) Microsoft Excel
19 33 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
20 32 (6.75%) ERP
21 30 (6.33%) Workflow
21 30 (6.33%) Management Information System
22 28 (5.91%) Active Directory
22 28 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
23 27 (5.70%) Migration
23 27 (5.70%) User Stories
24 24 (5.06%) MS Visio
24 24 (5.06%) CRM

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 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.48%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.27%) Confluence
4 6 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.05%) IIS
5 5 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.84%) SAS
7 3 (0.63%) CMS
7 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.63%) JBoss
7 3 (0.63%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.42%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 34 (7.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (5.06%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.63%) InDesign
5 3 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.63%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.48%) NetSuite
2 6 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.05%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.84%) iTrent
5 3 (0.63%) Actimize
5 3 (0.63%) Sage 300 ERP
6 2 (0.42%) Bloomberg AIM
6 2 (0.42%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.42%) Orchard Housing
6 2 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.42%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.21%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.21%) Lorenzo
7 1 (0.21%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.74%) Office 365
2 10 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.11%) SaaS
3 7 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.05%) PaaS
5 4 (0.84%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 3 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.21%) G Suite
7 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.21%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.80%) Internet
2 11 (2.32%) Intranet
3 10 (2.11%) DHCP
4 9 (1.90%) VPN
5 8 (1.69%) Firewall
6 7 (1.48%) SSL
7 6 (1.27%) DNS
8 5 (1.05%) LAN
8 5 (1.05%) Skype
8 5 (1.05%) WAN
9 4 (0.84%) Wireless
10 3 (0.63%) SMS
10 3 (0.63%) VLAN
11 2 (0.42%) Broadband
11 2 (0.42%) IPsec
11 2 (0.42%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.42%) SSH
11 2 (0.42%) VoIP
12 1 (0.21%) SAN
12 1 (0.21%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.92%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.11%) Power BI
4 10 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.48%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.48%) MS Access
6 7 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.27%) DB2
8 5 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.05%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.05%) MySQL
8 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.84%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 12 (2.53%) JIRA
2 8 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (0.84%) SoapUI
4 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.63%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.42%) Appium
6 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.42%) JMeter
6 2 (0.42%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.42%) Selenium
6 2 (0.42%) Toad
6 2 (0.42%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.21%) Subversion
7 1 (0.21%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 165 (34.81%) Finance
2 23 (4.85%) Banking
3 22 (4.64%) Retail
4 19 (4.01%) Legal
5 15 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.53%) Automotive
6 12 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.11%) Billing
8 7 (1.48%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.48%) Law
9 5 (1.05%) Advertising
9 5 (1.05%) Back Office
9 5 (1.05%) Marketing
9 5 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.84%) Front Office
10 4 (0.84%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.63%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.23%) XML
2 16 (3.38%) .NET
3 13 (2.74%) Web Services
4 12 (2.53%) HTML
4 12 (2.53%) Middleware
5 7 (1.48%) J2EE
6 5 (1.05%) JSON
6 5 (1.05%) SOAP
6 5 (1.05%) XSD
6 5 (1.05%) XSL
7 4 (0.84%) COM
7 4 (0.84%) REST
7 4 (0.84%) Spring
8 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.63%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.63%) Java EE
8 3 (0.63%) jQuery
8 3 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (0.63%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 93 (19.62%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.33%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.16%) User Experience
5 13 (2.74%) Mainframe
5 13 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.53%) Data Structures
7 10 (2.11%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.90%) Fintech
9 7 (1.48%) NHS
9 7 (1.48%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.05%) FMCG
11 5 (1.05%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.84%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.84%) iPhone
13 3 (0.63%) Clustering
13 3 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
13 3 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (12.03%) Windows
2 51 (10.76%) Unix
3 21 (4.43%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.32%) Android
5 10 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.90%) Linux
6 9 (1.90%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.84%) AIX
8 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.63%) OpenVMS
9 3 (0.63%) Solaris
10 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.21%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.21%) VMS
11 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (19.62%) Systems Analysis
3 86 (18.14%) Business Analysis
4 63 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 58 (12.24%) Data Analysis
6 40 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
7 36 (7.59%) SDLC
8 35 (7.38%) Scrum
9 33 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (6.75%) ERP
11 30 (6.33%) Workflow
12 28 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 27 (5.70%) Migration
13 27 (5.70%) User Stories
14 24 (5.06%) CRM
15 23 (4.85%) Business Process Analysis
16 22 (4.64%) Data Mapping
17 21 (4.43%) Project Management
18 20 (4.22%) Waterfall
19 19 (4.01%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 174 (36.71%) SQL
2 17 (3.59%) Java
3 13 (2.74%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.69%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.69%) VBA
5 7 (1.48%) C#
6 6 (1.27%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.27%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.05%) Python
8 3 (0.63%) ANSI SQL
8 3 (0.63%) COBOL
8 3 (0.63%) PHP
8 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.42%) C
9 2 (0.42%) C++
9 2 (0.42%) Lingo
9 2 (0.42%) Ruby
10 1 (0.21%) JCL
Qualifications
1 42 (8.86%) Degree
2 15 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.90%) ISEB
5 4 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.63%) PMP
7 2 (0.42%) CIMA
7 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.42%) MCSA
7 2 (0.42%) MCSE
7 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.21%) MBA
8 1 (0.21%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.21%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.64%) QA
2 12 (2.53%) GDPR
3 7 (1.48%) SLA
4 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.63%) GCP
5 3 (0.63%) GLP
5 3 (0.63%) GMP
5 3 (0.63%) GxP
5 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.42%) HL7
7 1 (0.21%) PMO
7 1 (0.21%) PSD2
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (5.91%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.84%) vSphere
6 3 (0.63%) DFS Replication
6 3 (0.63%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.21%) XenApp
8 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (2.74%) SCCM
2 5 (1.05%) HP ALM
3 3 (0.63%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.63%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.63%) WSUS
4 2 (0.42%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.42%) Malwarebytes
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.42%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.42%) SCOM
4 2 (0.42%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.42%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.42%) WMI
Vendors
1 69 (14.56%) Oracle
2 55 (11.60%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.85%) SAP
4 20 (4.22%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (4.01%) VMware
6 11 (2.32%) IBM
7 10 (2.11%) IFS
8 9 (1.90%) Citrix
8 9 (1.90%) Dell
9 8 (1.69%) Bloomberg
9 8 (1.69%) HP
10 7 (1.48%) Cisco
10 7 (1.48%) Intapp
11 6 (1.27%) Xamarin
12 5 (1.05%) Capita
13 4 (0.84%) Epicor
13 4 (0.84%) hybris
13 4 (0.84%) Sage
14 3 (0.63%) EMC
14 3 (0.63%) Veritas