The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Technical Analyst
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 325 311
Rank change year-on-year 0 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 314 372 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.69% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.73% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 255 226
Median daily rate £450 £411 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.42% +9.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £207 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +2.64% +7.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.94% -13.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.75 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year -18.30% -22.82%  

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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Technical Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Analyst in the UK

Technical Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Analyst in the UK

Technical Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Analyst over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Analyst in the UK

Technical Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Analyst in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 June 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 -1 293 £450 +8.43% 80
London +8 148 £500 +6.38% 31
South East +32 58 £400 +9.81% 8
City of London +14 30 £500 - 15
Surrey +24 23 £525 +40.00%
North West +2 19 £294 -21.66% 11
East of England -4 19 £450 +95.65% 6
Scotland +35 18 £344 -27.63% 3
Yorkshire +16 18 £395 +4.98% 9
West Yorkshire +16 15 £419 +10.56% 6
Hampshire +21 13 £325 +8.33% 3
Manchester +1 13 £381 +56.41% 7
Berkshire +16 12 £425 -5.55% 1
Edinburgh +13 12 £338 -38.63% 2
East Midlands -12 11 £350 -16.66% 2
Redhill - 10 £525 -
South West +13 9 £423 +15.75% 4
Leeds +12 8 £425 +30.76% 1
Hertfordshire +4 7 £475 +115.90% 1
Epsom - 7 £370 -
West Midlands +17 6 £388 - 8
Bristol -1 6 £375 +17.18% 1
Glasgow +12 5 £425 +70.00% 1
Milton Keynes -20 5 £406 -
Buckinghamshire -21 5 £406 - 2
Reading +20 4 - -
Northamptonshire +6 4 £363 -9.37%
Nottingham +4 4 £345 -16.86% 1
Halifax +3 4 £391 -2.18% 2
Nottinghamshire -2 4 £345 -16.86% 2

Technical Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Technical 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 Technical Analyst in the job title.

1 195 (31.81%) SQL
2 172 (28.06%) Finance
3 140 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (17.78%) Banking
5 97 (15.82%) Microsoft
6 95 (15.50%) Windows
7 80 (13.05%) Business Analysis
8 66 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
9 63 (10.28%) ITIL
10 62 (10.11%) Oracle
11 60 (9.79%) Microsoft Excel
12 58 (9.46%) Java
13 55 (8.97%) Active Directory
14 53 (8.65%) XML
15 51 (8.32%) User Stories
16 50 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
17 49 (7.99%) VMware
18 48 (7.83%) Unix
19 47 (7.67%) Web Services
19 47 (7.67%) SQL Server
19 47 (7.67%) Data Analysis
20 45 (7.34%) Scrum
21 44 (7.18%) Migration
22 40 (6.53%) Cisco
23 39 (6.36%) Project Management
23 39 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
24 38 (6.20%) .NET
25 36 (5.87%) Change Management
25 36 (5.87%) Relational Database
26 35 (5.71%) Data Centre

Technical 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 17 (2.77%) Confluence
2 16 (2.61%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.28%) IIS
3 14 (2.28%) JBoss
4 10 (1.63%) SAS
4 10 (1.63%) WildFly
5 8 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.14%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.98%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.82%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.33%) CMS
10 2 (0.33%) JCAPS
10 2 (0.33%) Moodle
10 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.16%) Mule
Applications
1 60 (9.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (3.10%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) Mingle
7 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.96%) Temenos T24
2 7 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.65%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.49%) MFGPRO
5 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.33%) Maximo
6 2 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.16%) Actimize
7 1 (0.16%) Global One
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.16%) RMDS
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.26%) Office 365
2 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (0.82%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.33%) G Suite
6 2 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.16%) GitHub
7 1 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.16%) SaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Slack
7 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.24%) Firewall
2 18 (2.94%) Wireless
3 17 (2.77%) Internet
3 17 (2.77%) LAN
4 16 (2.61%) SAN
4 16 (2.61%) WAN
5 15 (2.45%) VPN
6 14 (2.28%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.79%) LDAP
7 11 (1.79%) Network Security
8 8 (1.31%) SSH
9 7 (1.14%) OSPF
10 6 (0.98%) BGP
10 6 (0.98%) DNS
10 6 (0.98%) iSCSI
10 6 (0.98%) NAS
10 6 (0.98%) Structured Cabling
10 6 (0.98%) VXLAN
11 5 (0.82%) DHCP
11 5 (0.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.87%) Relational Database
3 21 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (2.45%) Hadoop
5 14 (2.28%) Big Data
5 14 (2.28%) Data Mining
6 13 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (2.12%) MySQL
7 11 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.63%) DB2
8 10 (1.63%) MS Access
9 7 (1.14%) Ingres
10 6 (0.98%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.65%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.65%) QlikView
13 3 (0.49%) DTS
13 3 (0.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (4.57%) JIRA
1 28 (4.57%) Selenium
2 27 (4.40%) Cucumber
3 10 (1.63%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.82%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.82%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.82%) Toad
5 5 (0.82%) XMLSpy
6 4 (0.65%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.65%) JBehave
6 4 (0.65%) SpecFlow
6 4 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.49%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.49%) JMeter
7 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.33%) JUnit
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 172 (28.06%) Finance
2 109 (17.78%) Banking
3 35 (5.71%) Retail
4 18 (2.94%) Front Office
4 18 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.45%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.45%) Marketing
6 12 (1.96%) Automotive
7 11 (1.79%) Back Office
8 8 (1.31%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.98%) Billing
10 6 (0.98%) Electronics
10 6 (0.98%) Legal
11 5 (0.82%) Advertising
12 3 (0.49%) Games
12 3 (0.49%) Local Government
12 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.33%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (8.65%) XML
2 47 (7.67%) Web Services
3 38 (6.20%) .NET
4 27 (4.40%) Middleware
5 18 (2.94%) HTML
6 12 (1.96%) AngularJS
7 10 (1.63%) XSLT
8 9 (1.47%) CSS
8 9 (1.47%) JSON
8 9 (1.47%) REST
9 8 (1.31%) FIX Protocol
9 8 (1.31%) Node.js
10 7 (1.14%) SOAP
10 7 (1.14%) XSD
11 6 (0.98%) FpML
11 6 (0.98%) Gherkin
11 6 (0.98%) SAML
12 5 (0.82%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.82%) HTML5
12 5 (0.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.43%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.61%) User Experience
5 13 (2.12%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.12%) Derivative
6 8 (1.31%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.31%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.31%) Fixed Income
6 8 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (0.98%) iPad
7 6 (0.98%) Mainframe
7 6 (0.98%) Market Risk
8 5 (0.82%) Equities
8 5 (0.82%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.82%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.65%) Clustering
9 4 (0.65%) NHS
9 4 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 95 (15.50%) Windows
2 48 (7.83%) Unix
3 33 (5.38%) Linux
4 28 (4.57%) Windows 10
5 25 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 25 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.59%) Windows Server
7 21 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.31%) AIX
9 8 (1.31%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.65%) Solaris
12 2 (0.33%) Android
12 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (13.05%) Business Analysis
3 63 (10.28%) ITIL
4 51 (8.32%) User Stories
5 50 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 47 (7.67%) Data Analysis
7 45 (7.34%) Scrum
8 44 (7.18%) Migration
9 39 (6.36%) Project Management
10 36 (5.87%) Change Management
11 35 (5.71%) SDLC
12 33 (5.38%) UML
13 31 (5.06%) E-Commerce
14 30 (4.89%) Analytics
14 30 (4.89%) Data Modelling
15 28 (4.57%) Service Management
16 26 (4.24%) Data Flow Diagram
16 26 (4.24%) Test Scripting
16 26 (4.24%) Validation
17 25 (4.08%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 195 (31.81%) SQL
2 58 (9.46%) Java
3 33 (5.38%) VBA
4 27 (4.40%) C#
4 27 (4.40%) JavaScript
5 25 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 16 (2.61%) Perl
7 11 (1.79%) Python
8 10 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.98%) VB
11 5 (0.82%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.82%) C++
11 5 (0.82%) PHP
11 5 (0.82%) R
11 5 (0.82%) Scala
12 4 (0.65%) COBOL
12 4 (0.65%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (3.43%) Degree
2 20 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
3 15 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.12%) CCNA
5 12 (1.96%) ISEB
6 8 (1.31%) CCNP
6 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.98%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.82%) CCSA
8 5 (0.82%) MCSA
8 5 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (0.65%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.65%) CISSP
9 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.65%) MCSE
10 3 (0.49%) ACSP
10 3 (0.49%) HP AIS
10 3 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.59%) QA
2 20 (3.26%) MiFID
3 19 (3.10%) SLA
4 7 (1.14%) GDPR
5 6 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.82%) PMO
7 4 (0.65%) IFRS
7 4 (0.65%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.49%) EMIR
8 3 (0.49%) GxP
9 2 (0.33%) Basel II
9 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.33%) HL7
10 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.16%) FINREP
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 55 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (1.96%) vSphere
5 11 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.82%) XenApp
8 4 (0.65%) vCloud
9 3 (0.49%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.49%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.33%) Docker
10 2 (0.33%) Firmware
10 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.16%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.16%) HDFS
11 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 27 (4.40%) SCCM
2 12 (1.96%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.65%) Nagios
4 4 (0.65%) SCOM
4 4 (0.65%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.33%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.33%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.33%) Control-M
6 2 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.33%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.33%) Oozie
7 1 (0.16%) DameWare
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 97 (15.82%) Microsoft
2 62 (10.11%) Oracle
3 49 (7.99%) VMware
4 40 (6.53%) Cisco
5 20 (3.26%) Citrix
6 19 (3.10%) SAP
7 17 (2.77%) Symantec
8 12 (1.96%) Google
8 12 (1.96%) McAfee
9 10 (1.63%) Temenos
10 9 (1.47%) LANDesk
10 9 (1.47%) Murex
10 9 (1.47%) Palo Alto
10 9 (1.47%) Veritas
11 8 (1.31%) Fortinet
11 8 (1.31%) HP
11 8 (1.31%) SolarWinds
12 7 (1.14%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.14%) EMC
12 7 (1.14%) IBM
City, London
HFG
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 23 hours ago
UK
ISL
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £435 per day + none
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Rate: £11 - £14 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
North East
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
East London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 27 days ago