The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 323 364 281
Rank change year-on-year +41 -83  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 306 306 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.55% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.58% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 202 250
Median daily rate £425 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £238 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +20.58% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 17
Median hourly rate £15.75 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.37% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £20.00 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £29.50 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -39.86% +4.00%  

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 43948 53151 52856
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28537 34639 32004
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1440 1542 2110
Median hourly rate £18.33 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.74% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

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 27 April 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
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 27 April 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 +37 280 £435 +17.56% 72
South East +41 109 £435 +27.94% 21
London +34 98 £450 +5.26% 26
Surrey +62 75 £453 -21.30% 5
Redhill +14 35 £525 - 2
North West +31 33 £388 +21.09% 5
City of London +6 22 £525 +10.52% 12
Scotland +43 21 £400 +8.84% 3
Edinburgh +24 17 £400 +10.34%
Hampshire +8 17 £375 -16.66% 2
Cheshire +45 15 £413 +13.79% 1
East Midlands +1 11 £400 +28.00% 2
West Sussex +17 10 £451 +90.00% 5
West Midlands +17 7 £400 +14.28% 6
Merseyside +4 7 £375 +188.46%
East of England -14 7 £440 +12.46% 5
Yorkshire +19 6 £325 -3.27% 1
Lancashire +10 6 £350 +40.00%
Farnborough +7 5 £383 -15.00% 1
Manchester +1 5 £400 +77.77% 4
South West -1 5 £425 +30.76% 5
Gatwick - 5 £468 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £400 -
Glasgow +3 4 £330 -14.83% 2
Berkshire +3 4 £500 +47.05% 1
Liverpool 0 4 £375 +188.46%
Blackburn -2 4 £325 +8.33%
Knutsford - 4 £400 -
Kent - 4 £390 - 1
West Yorkshire +16 3 - -

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 223 (37.54%) Finance
2 188 (31.65%) SQL
3 145 (24.41%) Oracle
4 139 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
5 135 (22.73%) Data Analysis
6 129 (21.72%) Relational Database
7 106 (17.85%) SDLC
8 94 (15.82%) Business Analysis
8 94 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
9 89 (14.98%) XML
10 82 (13.80%) Systems Analysis
11 80 (13.47%) Web Services
12 73 (12.29%) OO
13 71 (11.95%) OOD
14 54 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 53 (8.92%) Python
15 53 (8.92%) Banking
16 51 (8.59%) Microsoft
17 50 (8.42%) Unix
18 47 (7.91%) ITIL
19 46 (7.74%) MS Visio
20 45 (7.58%) Workflow
21 42 (7.07%) Migration
21 42 (7.07%) BPR
21 42 (7.07%) Degree
22 41 (6.90%) Retail
23 35 (5.89%) Business Process Analysis
23 35 (5.89%) Windows
23 35 (5.89%) SQL Server
24 34 (5.72%) User Acceptance Testing

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 16 (2.69%) Oracle Workflow
2 15 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.02%) CMS
4 7 (1.18%) IIS
5 5 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.84%) Confluence
5 5 (0.84%) SAS
6 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.51%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.34%) Apache
7 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.34%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.34%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.34%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 46 (7.74%) MS Visio
2 23 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.67%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.51%) Mingle
6 3 (0.51%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.84%) MFGPRO
3 4 (0.67%) Sonata
4 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.51%) HFM
4 3 (0.51%) Infor CloudSuite
4 3 (0.51%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 3 (0.51%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.34%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.34%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.17%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.85%) SaaS
2 10 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.84%) Office 365
4 4 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.51%) IaaS
5 3 (0.51%) Trello
6 2 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.36%) Internet
2 8 (1.35%) Network Security
3 6 (1.01%) Firewall
4 5 (0.84%) DHCP
4 5 (0.84%) DNS
4 5 (0.84%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.51%) LAN
5 3 (0.51%) WAN
6 2 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.34%) LDAP
6 2 (0.34%) SMS
6 2 (0.34%) SSH
6 2 (0.34%) TETRA
7 1 (0.17%) GSM
7 1 (0.17%) MVNO
7 1 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.17%) SAN
7 1 (0.17%) SSL
7 1 (0.17%) SWIFTNet
7 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (21.72%) Relational Database
2 35 (5.89%) SQL Server
3 29 (4.88%) Oracle Database
4 20 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
5 17 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 17 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
6 15 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.18%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.18%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.67%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.51%) Big Data
12 3 (0.51%) GIS
12 3 (0.51%) QlikView
12 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (3.70%) JIRA
2 12 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.67%) Selenium
4 4 (0.67%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.34%) Toad
5 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.17%) Rational Software Modeler
6 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.17%) TestRail
6 1 (0.17%) WinDbg
General
1 223 (37.54%) Finance
2 53 (8.92%) Banking
3 41 (6.90%) Retail
4 18 (3.03%) Law
5 11 (1.85%) Legal
6 10 (1.68%) Back Office
6 10 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.84%) Front Office
8 5 (0.84%) General Ledger
8 5 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.67%) Marketing
10 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Automotive
11 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (14.98%) XML
2 80 (13.47%) Web Services
3 20 (3.37%) .NET
4 8 (1.35%) HTML
5 5 (0.84%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.84%) J2EE
5 5 (0.84%) SOAP
5 5 (0.84%) XSD
5 5 (0.84%) XSL
6 4 (0.67%) Flash
7 3 (0.51%) JSP
7 3 (0.51%) REST
8 2 (0.34%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.34%) CSS
8 2 (0.34%) Murex MxML
9 1 (0.17%) Dojo
9 1 (0.17%) Drools
9 1 (0.17%) HTML5
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.17%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 139 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.38%) Data Structures
3 23 (3.87%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.19%) User Experience
6 7 (1.18%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.01%) EPoS
7 6 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (0.84%) e-Learning
8 5 (0.84%) Learning Management System
8 5 (0.84%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.67%) PlayStation
9 4 (0.67%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.67%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.51%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.34%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.42%) Unix
2 35 (5.89%) Windows
3 29 (4.88%) Linux
4 16 (2.69%) AIX
5 15 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 14 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.35%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.67%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.34%) OS/390
11 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.17%) Debian
12 1 (0.17%) Fedora
12 1 (0.17%) HPUX
12 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (22.73%) Data Analysis
2 106 (17.85%) SDLC
3 94 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (15.82%) Business Analysis
4 82 (13.80%) Systems Analysis
5 73 (12.29%) OO
6 71 (11.95%) OOD
7 54 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 47 (7.91%) ITIL
9 45 (7.58%) Workflow
10 42 (7.07%) BPR
10 42 (7.07%) Migration
11 35 (5.89%) Business Process Analysis
12 34 (5.72%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (5.56%) User Stories
14 28 (4.71%) Data Modelling
15 27 (4.55%) ERP
16 26 (4.38%) Project Management
17 24 (4.04%) Data Flow Diagram
18 23 (3.87%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 188 (31.65%) SQL
2 53 (8.92%) Python
3 14 (2.36%) Java
4 11 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 10 (1.68%) Bash Shell
5 10 (1.68%) C#
6 9 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.35%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.01%) VBA
9 4 (0.67%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.51%) Delphi
10 3 (0.51%) Julia
10 3 (0.51%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.51%) R
10 3 (0.51%) VB
11 2 (0.34%) JCL
11 2 (0.34%) Perl
12 1 (0.17%) RPG
12 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (7.07%) Degree
2 21 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.19%) ISEB
4 12 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.51%) ACCA
7 3 (0.51%) CIMA
7 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.34%) PMP
8 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.17%) APMP
9 1 (0.17%) CBAP
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.17%) CISSP
9 1 (0.17%) IIBA
9 1 (0.17%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.85%) Data Quality
1 11 (1.85%) QA
1 11 (1.85%) SLA
2 9 (1.52%) IFRS
2 9 (1.52%) IFRS 9
3 8 (1.35%) MiFID
4 4 (0.67%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.51%) SEPA
6 2 (0.34%) GAMP
6 2 (0.34%) GxP
6 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.17%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.17%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.85%) XenApp
2 11 (1.85%) XenDesktop
3 10 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (1.01%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.34%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.17%) Docker
7 1 (0.17%) IAG
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (1.85%) Tivoli
2 7 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.67%) Puppet
3 4 (0.67%) SCCM
4 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.34%) SCOM
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.17%) Control-M
5 1 (0.17%) Kibana
5 1 (0.17%) logstash
5 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 145 (24.41%) Oracle
2 51 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 16 (2.69%) SAP
4 14 (2.36%) Citrix
5 13 (2.19%) VMware
6 10 (1.68%) HP
7 9 (1.52%) Adobe
7 9 (1.52%) Cisco
7 9 (1.52%) NetIQ
7 9 (1.52%) Workday
8 7 (1.18%) Hyperion
8 7 (1.18%) Veritas
9 6 (1.01%) QAD
10 5 (0.84%) JD Edwards
10 5 (0.84%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.67%) Charles River
11 4 (0.67%) Northgate
11 4 (0.67%) Orchard
12 3 (0.51%) Ab Initio
12 3 (0.51%) Atlassian
Chester, Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £160 - £260 dependent on experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
Highlands & Islands
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Morson International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
Ashdown IT
Rate: £60000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 6 days ago