Period
to 16 August 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 426 293
Rank change year-on-year +27 -133 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 560 588 918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.54% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.57% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 389 557
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £303 £219 £235
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 25
UK median hourly rate £24.66 £24.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +14.64% -34.55%
10th Percentile £13.21 £16.20 £15.98
90th Percentile £37.50 £36.78 £33.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £20.47
% change year-on-year +7.69% +27.03% -41.52%

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 90718 103476 106852
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.86% 94.94% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58953 67421 66560
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2792 3114 4110
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +6.38% +5.06%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.46 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.98 £46.63 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +1.67%

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 16 August 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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 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 +43 500 £425 +9.68% 59
UK excluding London +8 337 £400 +9.59% 55
London +57 212 £425 -4.49% 14
South East +7 146 £435 +12.26% 21
North of England +32 62 £400 +14.29% 10
Scotland +57 51 £400 +17.22% 9
North West +19 47 £400 +18.52% 7
Midlands +8 33 £388 +10.71% 9
East of England -6 22 £407 +8.53% 2
South West +3 18 £275 -15.38% 3
East Midlands -17 18 £450 +28.57% 1
West Midlands +22 15 £388 +14.81% 8
Yorkshire +16 12 £350 -2.10% 1
Wales -12 4 £326 -15.81% 1
North East +54 3 - - 2

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 167 (29.82%) SQL
2 166 (29.64%) Finance
3 115 (20.54%) Systems Analysis
4 109 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (18.39%) Oracle
6 89 (15.89%) Data Analysis
7 84 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
8 74 (13.21%) Business Analysis
9 68 (12.14%) Relational Database
10 66 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 62 (11.07%) Microsoft
12 58 (10.36%) Banking
13 52 (9.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 50 (8.93%) SDLC
15 49 (8.75%) XML
16 45 (8.04%) Web Services
17 40 (7.14%) Unix
18 37 (6.61%) User Stories
18 37 (6.61%) MS Visio
19 35 (6.25%) Data Modelling
19 35 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
19 35 (6.25%) Project Management
20 34 (6.07%) Workflow
20 34 (6.07%) SQL Server
21 32 (5.71%) Scrum
21 32 (5.71%) Windows
21 32 (5.71%) Retail
22 31 (5.54%) OO
23 30 (5.36%) Degree
24 29 (5.18%) OOD

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 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
2 13 (2.32%) SAS
3 9 (1.61%) CMS
3 9 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.07%) Confluence
6 5 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.54%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.54%) IIS
8 2 (0.36%) Apache
8 2 (0.36%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.18%) Mule
9 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 37 (6.61%) MS Visio
2 35 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.71%) Stata
7 3 (0.54%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.54%) Mingle
8 1 (0.18%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 9 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.07%) ResourceLink
3 5 (0.89%) iTrent
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.71%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.54%) Actimize
5 3 (0.54%) HFM
5 3 (0.54%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.54%) Northgate Housing
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.36%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.36%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.96%) Office 365
2 10 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (0.89%) SaaS
5 4 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.54%) Trello
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.86%) Internet
2 9 (1.61%) ATM
3 7 (1.25%) Firewall
4 6 (1.07%) SAN
5 4 (0.71%) VPN
6 2 (0.36%) DHCP
6 2 (0.36%) DNS
6 2 (0.36%) LAN
6 2 (0.36%) SMS
6 2 (0.36%) SSH
6 2 (0.36%) TETRA
6 2 (0.36%) WAN
7 1 (0.18%) DKIM
7 1 (0.18%) DMARC
7 1 (0.18%) POP3
7 1 (0.18%) Skype
7 1 (0.18%) SMTP
7 1 (0.18%) SSL
7 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (12.14%) Relational Database
2 34 (6.07%) SQL Server
3 23 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.61%) Data Mining
5 9 (1.61%) DataStage
6 8 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.89%) MS Access
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.71%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.54%) Big Data
10 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.54%) Ingres
10 3 (0.54%) MySQL
10 3 (0.54%) Power BI
11 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (3.39%) JIRA
2 7 (1.25%) Selenium
2 7 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.89%) Toad
4 4 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.71%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.54%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.36%) TestRail
7 1 (0.18%) GitLab
7 1 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 166 (29.64%) Finance
2 58 (10.36%) Banking
3 32 (5.71%) Retail
4 13 (2.32%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.32%) Legal
5 9 (1.61%) Marketing
6 8 (1.43%) Law
7 6 (1.07%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.71%) Front Office
9 4 (0.71%) Local Government
9 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.71%) Publishing
9 4 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.54%) Automotive
10 3 (0.54%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.75%) XML
2 45 (8.04%) Web Services
3 15 (2.68%) .NET
4 10 (1.79%) HTML
4 10 (1.79%) J2EE
5 9 (1.61%) Middleware
6 6 (1.07%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.89%) SOAP
8 4 (0.71%) Flash
8 4 (0.71%) XSLT
9 3 (0.54%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.54%) JSON
9 3 (0.54%) Spring
9 3 (0.54%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.36%) CSS
10 2 (0.36%) JSP
10 2 (0.36%) Visualforce
10 2 (0.36%) WinForms
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.18%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 84 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.75%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.68%) Data Structures
5 11 (1.96%) User Experience
6 10 (1.79%) SWIFT
7 8 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.43%) Smart Meter
8 7 (1.25%) Equities
8 7 (1.25%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.25%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.07%) Derivative
9 6 (1.07%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.07%) PlayStation
10 5 (0.89%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.89%) e-Learning
10 5 (0.89%) FMCG
11 4 (0.71%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.71%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.14%) Unix
2 32 (5.71%) Windows
3 20 (3.57%) Linux
3 20 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 20 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.43%) AIX
5 8 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.18%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) Debian
7 1 (0.18%) Fedora
7 1 (0.18%) HPUX
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (20.54%) Systems Analysis
2 109 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (15.89%) Data Analysis
4 74 (13.21%) Business Analysis
5 66 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 52 (9.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 50 (8.93%) SDLC
8 37 (6.61%) User Stories
9 35 (6.25%) Data Modelling
9 35 (6.25%) Project Management
10 34 (6.07%) Workflow
11 32 (5.71%) Scrum
12 31 (5.54%) OO
13 29 (5.18%) OOD
14 28 (5.00%) ITIL
15 27 (4.82%) ERP
15 27 (4.82%) Use Case
16 25 (4.46%) CRM
17 24 (4.29%) Business Process Analysis
17 24 (4.29%) Data Flow Diagram
Programming Languages
1 167 (29.82%) SQL
2 21 (3.75%) Java
3 18 (3.21%) Python
4 14 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 12 (2.14%) VBA
6 11 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.61%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.43%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.07%) C#
10 5 (0.89%) MATLAB
10 5 (0.89%) R
11 4 (0.71%) C
11 4 (0.71%) Julia
12 3 (0.54%) Delphi
13 2 (0.36%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.36%) C++
13 2 (0.36%) RPG
14 1 (0.18%) Perl
14 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (5.36%) Degree
2 27 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.57%) ISEB
4 15 (2.68%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.36%) HND
8 1 (0.18%) CBAP
8 1 (0.18%) CCA
8 1 (0.18%) CCAA
8 1 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.18%) IIBA
8 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.18%) MCSA
8 1 (0.18%) PMP
8 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.14%) Data Quality
1 12 (2.14%) MiFID
2 9 (1.61%) GDPR
2 9 (1.61%) ISO 8583
3 8 (1.43%) QA
3 8 (1.43%) SLA
4 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.71%) SEPA
5 3 (0.54%) IFRS
5 3 (0.54%) IFRS 9
5 3 (0.54%) PMO
6 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.36%) GAAP
System Software
1 20 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (1.07%) DFS Replication
3 6 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.89%) XenApp
5 4 (0.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 4 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.71%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (1.96%) SCCM
2 6 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.18%) SCOM
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 103 (18.39%) Oracle
2 62 (11.07%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.57%) SAP
4 15 (2.68%) VMware
5 13 (2.32%) Citrix
6 12 (2.14%) IBM
7 10 (1.79%) Workday
8 9 (1.61%) Adobe
8 9 (1.61%) Veritas
9 8 (1.43%) Hyperion
10 7 (1.25%) HP
10 7 (1.25%) NetApp
10 7 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.07%) Cisco
11 6 (1.07%) Cognos
11 6 (1.07%) Northgate
12 5 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (0.71%) arcserve
13 4 (0.71%) EMC
13 4 (0.71%) Tableau