Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 445 388 320
Rank change year-on-year -57 -68 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 498 629 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.60% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.63% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 404 526
UK median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £268 £250 £250
90th Percentile £531 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 17
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £18.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -10.71% -32.26%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.58 £15.95
90th Percentile £41.50 £36.90 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.83 £20.00 £21.72
% change year-on-year +64.16% -7.91% -37.95%

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -52 427 £400 - 34
UK excluding London -34 306 £385 +2.67% 25
London -42 186 £406 -4.41% 12
South East -16 93 £400 - 9
Scotland +5 64 £375 +7.14% 3
North of England +6 49 £400 +6.67% 3
South West +5 34 £388 +13.97% 2
Midlands +5 34 £369 +5.36% 5
East of England -19 27 £407 +8.53% 3
North West -2 25 £425 +17.24% 1
West Midlands +13 19 £363 +7.41%
Yorkshire -9 18 £350 -17.65%
East Midlands +5 15 £410 +17.14% 5
North East +73 6 £375 +36.36% 2
Wales +2 3 £326 -18.18%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 143 (28.71%) SQL
2 141 (28.31%) Finance
3 120 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (17.27%) Systems Analysis
5 69 (13.86%) Business Analysis
5 69 (13.86%) Microsoft
6 63 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
7 59 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 56 (11.24%) Oracle
9 55 (11.04%) Banking
10 54 (10.84%) Data Analysis
11 48 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 36 (7.23%) SQL Server
13 32 (6.43%) User Stories
14 31 (6.22%) Windows
14 31 (6.22%) Data Modelling
14 31 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (6.02%) CRM
15 30 (6.02%) SDLC
16 29 (5.82%) ERP
16 29 (5.82%) Scrum
17 28 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
17 28 (5.62%) Use Case
18 27 (5.42%) Degree
18 27 (5.42%) UML
18 27 (5.42%) XML
19 26 (5.22%) ITIL
19 26 (5.22%) SAP
20 25 (5.02%) Management Information System
21 24 (4.82%) Project Management

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 (2.81%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.41%) SAS
4 7 (1.41%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.20%) CMS
6 4 (0.80%) Confluence
7 3 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.40%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.20%) IIS
9 1 (0.20%) Mule
9 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (4.62%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.20%) Stata
6 1 (0.20%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 14 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (1.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (1.00%) iTrent
3 5 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.80%) Actimize
4 4 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle iProcurement
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.80%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.60%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.60%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.61%) Office 365
2 10 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.21%) SAN
2 9 (1.81%) ATM
2 9 (1.81%) Firewall
2 9 (1.81%) Skype
3 7 (1.41%) SMS
3 7 (1.41%) VPN
4 6 (1.20%) DNS
4 6 (1.20%) Internet
5 5 (1.00%) DHCP
6 4 (0.80%) SSL
7 3 (0.60%) BGP
7 3 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.60%) IPsec
7 3 (0.60%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.60%) Junos
7 3 (0.60%) NX-OS
7 3 (0.60%) OSPF
7 3 (0.60%) SNMP
7 3 (0.60%) VRRP
7 3 (0.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (1.41%) DataStage
4 7 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.20%) Data Mining
5 6 (1.20%) Power BI
6 5 (1.00%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.80%) Big Data
7 4 (0.80%) Ingres
7 4 (0.80%) MySQL
7 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.60%) MS Access
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.01%) JIRA
2 9 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.60%) JIRA Agile
3 3 (0.60%) Toad
4 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.20%) GitLab
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
General
1 141 (28.31%) Finance
2 55 (11.04%) Banking
3 18 (3.61%) Retail
4 13 (2.61%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.41%) Legal
6 11 (2.21%) Marketing
7 8 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.41%) Law
9 6 (1.20%) Billing
9 6 (1.20%) Publishing
10 5 (1.00%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.80%) Automotive
11 4 (0.80%) Electronics
11 4 (0.80%) Front Office
11 4 (0.80%) Local Government
11 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.60%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.40%) Back Office
14 1 (0.20%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.42%) XML
2 15 (3.01%) Web Services
3 13 (2.61%) Middleware
4 12 (2.41%) .NET
5 7 (1.41%) XSLT
6 6 (1.20%) SOAP
7 5 (1.00%) JSON
8 4 (0.80%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.80%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.80%) J2EE
9 3 (0.60%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.60%) REST
9 3 (0.60%) Spring
9 3 (0.60%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.40%) CSS
10 2 (0.40%) WinForms
11 1 (0.20%) EDI
11 1 (0.20%) HTML
11 1 (0.20%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 63 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.02%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.61%) Data Structures
3 13 (2.61%) SWIFT
4 10 (2.01%) User Experience
5 9 (1.81%) Derivative
5 9 (1.81%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.41%) Credit Risk
7 7 (1.41%) Equities
7 7 (1.41%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.41%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.20%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.00%) AS400
9 5 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.60%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.60%) EPoS
10 3 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.60%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (6.22%) Windows
2 20 (4.02%) Windows Server
3 13 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.80%) Unix
6 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.40%) Linux
7 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (17.27%) Systems Analysis
3 69 (13.86%) Business Analysis
4 59 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (10.84%) Data Analysis
6 48 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 32 (6.43%) User Stories
8 31 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (6.22%) Data Modelling
9 30 (6.02%) CRM
9 30 (6.02%) SDLC
10 29 (5.82%) ERP
10 29 (5.82%) Scrum
11 28 (5.62%) Use Case
12 27 (5.42%) UML
13 26 (5.22%) ITIL
14 24 (4.82%) Project Management
15 21 (4.22%) Data Mapping
15 21 (4.22%) Migration
16 17 (3.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 143 (28.71%) SQL
2 15 (3.01%) PL/SQL
3 14 (2.81%) Java
4 13 (2.61%) PowerShell
5 9 (1.81%) C#
6 5 (1.00%) C
6 5 (1.00%) Python
6 5 (1.00%) RPG
6 5 (1.00%) VBA
7 4 (0.80%) R
8 3 (0.60%) C++
8 3 (0.60%) MATLAB
8 3 (0.60%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.40%) VB
10 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.20%) Delphi
10 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.20%) Scala
10 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.20%) XAML
Qualifications
1 27 (5.42%) Degree
2 20 (4.02%) ISEB
3 19 (3.82%) Security Cleared
4 15 (3.01%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.80%) HND
6 4 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.80%) MCSE
7 3 (0.60%) MCSA
8 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.40%) CIMA
8 2 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.40%) PMP
9 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) CCAA
9 1 (0.20%) CFA
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.61%) GDPR
2 12 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.81%) ISO 8583
3 9 (1.81%) QA
4 8 (1.61%) MiFID
5 7 (1.41%) SEPA
5 7 (1.41%) SLA
6 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.80%) EMIR
7 4 (0.80%) PMO
8 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.40%) GAAP
9 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.40%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.40%) TARGET2
10 1 (0.20%) Basel II
10 1 (0.20%) COREP
10 1 (0.20%) IFRS
10 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.81%) DFS Replication
3 5 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.60%) NFS
4 3 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.60%) vSphere
5 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (2.61%) SCCM
2 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.60%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.40%) SCOM
6 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.20%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 69 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 56 (11.24%) Oracle
3 26 (5.22%) SAP
4 17 (3.41%) VMware
5 11 (2.21%) NetApp
6 10 (2.01%) IBM
7 9 (1.81%) Citrix
7 9 (1.81%) Cognos
8 8 (1.61%) Tableau
9 7 (1.41%) HP
9 7 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.20%) Cisco
11 5 (1.00%) Northgate
12 4 (0.80%) McAfee
12 4 (0.80%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.80%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.80%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.60%) Clearswift
13 3 (0.60%) EMC
13 3 (0.60%) Workday