Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 375 415 340
Rank change year-on-year +40 -75 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 660 585 794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.57% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.60% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 364 471
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.92% +2.58%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £223
90th Percentile £573 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.45% +5.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 23
UK median hourly rate £17.60 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -30.00% +46.76%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.50 £12.83
90th Percentile £30.38 £53.60 £90.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -15.63% -20.00% +17.65%

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 98027 97874 106867
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.71% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64935 63838 68154
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2864 3312 4055
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

Technical Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Technical Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 12 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Analyst over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Analyst in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 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 +23 584 £430 +1.18% 63
UK excluding London +55 355 £394 +5.00% 39
London +10 298 £475 +5.56% 30
South East -8 87 £400 +1.91% 13
North of England +36 72 £369 -0.67% 7
Scotland +28 62 £375 +7.14% 4
East of England +14 50 £450 +22.03% 1
Midlands +16 40 £413 +6.45% 6
South West +21 39 £350 - 6
Yorkshire +22 30 £375 -6.25% 4
North West +4 29 £344 -1.79% 3
West Midlands +8 21 £425 +6.25% 2
East Midlands -8 14 £350 +6.87% 4
North East +68 13 £300 -7.69%
Wales +9 8 £400 +10.34% 2

Technical Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 174 (26.36%) Finance
2 171 (25.91%) SQL
3 157 (23.79%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (19.55%) Banking
5 102 (15.45%) Microsoft
6 100 (15.15%) Windows
7 93 (14.09%) Business Analysis
8 75 (11.36%) Scrum
9 74 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
10 71 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 71 (10.76%) Java
11 70 (10.61%) Migration
12 65 (9.85%) Oracle
13 60 (9.09%) ITIL
14 58 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
15 49 (7.42%) Linux
15 49 (7.42%) SQL Server
16 48 (7.27%) User Stories
17 46 (6.97%) Data Analysis
18 45 (6.82%) Unix
19 43 (6.52%) XML
20 41 (6.21%) Web Services
20 41 (6.21%) .NET
20 41 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
21 40 (6.06%) Active Directory
21 40 (6.06%) JIRA
22 39 (5.91%) VMware
23 38 (5.76%) Degree
23 38 (5.76%) Data Modelling
23 38 (5.76%) Microsoft Office

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 23 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.33%) Confluence
2 22 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.97%) JBoss
4 9 (1.36%) CMS
4 9 (1.36%) IIS
4 9 (1.36%) MQSeries
5 8 (1.21%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.06%) WildFly
7 6 (0.91%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.91%) SAS
7 6 (0.91%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.76%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.45%) Apache
11 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.15%) Liferay
12 1 (0.15%) Moodle
Applications
1 58 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.15%) Mingle
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.30%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.30%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 2 (0.30%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.15%) Eikon
4 1 (0.15%) Kondor
4 1 (0.15%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.15%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.85%) Office 365
2 18 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.76%) Slack
4 5 (0.76%) Trello
5 4 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.45%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.30%) SaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.15%) Force.com
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.00%) Firewall
2 23 (3.48%) WAN
3 17 (2.58%) LAN
4 12 (1.82%) Internet
5 10 (1.52%) SAN
5 10 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.36%) DHCP
6 9 (1.36%) DNS
6 9 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (1.21%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (1.21%) Wireless
8 7 (1.06%) Broadband
8 7 (1.06%) Skype
8 7 (1.06%) VLAN
9 6 (0.91%) LDAP
9 6 (0.91%) VoIP
10 5 (0.76%) 4G
10 5 (0.76%) SSH
11 4 (0.61%) NAS
11 4 (0.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.97%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.52%) Big Data
4 10 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.36%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.21%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.06%) DB2
7 7 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.91%) Data Lake
8 6 (0.91%) MySQL
8 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.76%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (0.76%) MS Access
10 4 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
10 4 (0.61%) QlikView
10 4 (0.61%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.61%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 40 (6.06%) JIRA
2 26 (3.94%) Cucumber
2 26 (3.94%) Selenium
3 15 (2.27%) SoapUI
4 11 (1.67%) SpecFlow
5 10 (1.52%) Gatling
5 10 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.36%) JBehave
7 8 (1.21%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (1.06%) Appium
8 7 (1.06%) Calabash
8 7 (1.06%) JMeter
8 7 (1.06%) JUnit
8 7 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (1.06%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.91%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.76%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.61%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.61%) Git (software)
General
1 174 (26.36%) Finance
2 129 (19.55%) Banking
3 37 (5.61%) Retail
4 29 (4.39%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.64%) Marketing
6 23 (3.48%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.88%) Front Office
7 19 (2.88%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.52%) Electronics
9 9 (1.36%) Automotive
10 7 (1.06%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.91%) Back Office
12 5 (0.76%) Billing
12 5 (0.76%) Law
12 5 (0.76%) Legal
13 4 (0.61%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.30%) Games
14 2 (0.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.52%) XML
2 41 (6.21%) .NET
2 41 (6.21%) Web Services
3 21 (3.18%) Middleware
3 21 (3.18%) SOAP
4 20 (3.03%) HTML
4 20 (3.03%) REST
5 15 (2.27%) JSON
6 8 (1.21%) CSS
6 8 (1.21%) WSDL
7 7 (1.06%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (1.06%) JSON Schema
8 6 (0.91%) FpML
8 6 (0.91%) WCF
8 6 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (0.76%) jQuery
9 5 (0.76%) WPF
9 5 (0.76%) XSD
10 4 (0.61%) J2EE
11 3 (0.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 74 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 22 (3.33%) User Experience
4 17 (2.58%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.12%) Client/Server
5 14 (2.12%) Derivative
5 14 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.97%) PKI
7 11 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.36%) CMDB
8 9 (1.36%) Equities
8 9 (1.36%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.21%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.06%) Credit Risk
10 7 (1.06%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 100 (15.15%) Windows
2 49 (7.42%) Linux
3 45 (6.82%) Unix
4 32 (4.85%) Windows 7
5 27 (4.09%) Windows Server
6 21 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.67%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.52%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.36%) Android
11 9 (1.36%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.76%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.61%) HPUX
14 3 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.15%) Solaris
16 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (23.79%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (14.09%) Business Analysis
3 75 (11.36%) Scrum
4 71 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 70 (10.61%) Migration
6 60 (9.09%) ITIL
7 48 (7.27%) User Stories
8 46 (6.97%) Data Analysis
9 41 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 38 (5.76%) Data Modelling
11 37 (5.61%) Change Management
12 36 (5.45%) Test Automation
13 34 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (4.85%) SDLC
14 32 (4.85%) Service Management
15 28 (4.24%) Use Case
16 27 (4.09%) Acceptance Criteria
17 26 (3.94%) Technical Analysis
18 25 (3.79%) Analytics
18 25 (3.79%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 171 (25.91%) SQL
2 71 (10.76%) Java
3 27 (4.09%) JavaScript
4 24 (3.64%) Python
4 24 (3.64%) VBA
5 23 (3.48%) C#
6 17 (2.58%) PL/SQL
6 17 (2.58%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.67%) C++
7 11 (1.67%) Ruby
7 11 (1.67%) Scala
8 10 (1.52%) Perl
9 9 (1.36%) Groovy
10 8 (1.21%) PHP
10 8 (1.21%) VB
11 7 (1.06%) C
11 7 (1.06%) R
12 6 (0.91%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.76%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (5.76%) Degree
2 21 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.58%) CISSP
5 15 (2.27%) CRISC
6 10 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.21%) CGEIT
7 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.06%) CISM
9 6 (0.91%) ISEB
10 5 (0.76%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.76%) MCSE
11 4 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.45%) CCNA
12 3 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.45%) MCSA
13 2 (0.30%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (0.30%) MCP
13 2 (0.30%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.85%) QA
2 20 (3.03%) MiFID
3 12 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.82%) GDPR
3 12 (1.82%) SLA
4 7 (1.06%) EMIR
5 6 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.45%) FATCA
6 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.30%) SEPA
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.15%) Dublin Core
8 1 (0.15%) FINREP
8 1 (0.15%) IFRS
8 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.15%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) TARGET2
System Software
1 40 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.97%) vSphere
4 7 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.76%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.15%) Docker
8 1 (0.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (2.42%) SCCM
2 6 (0.91%) AirWatch
3 5 (0.76%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.30%) Ansible
5 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.30%) WSUS
6 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.15%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.15%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.15%) Puppet
6 1 (0.15%) QRadar
6 1 (0.15%) SCOM
6 1 (0.15%) Simpana
6 1 (0.15%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 102 (15.45%) Microsoft
2 65 (9.85%) Oracle
3 39 (5.91%) VMware
4 31 (4.70%) SAP
5 26 (3.94%) Citrix
6 24 (3.64%) Cisco
6 24 (3.64%) HP
7 16 (2.42%) McAfee
7 16 (2.42%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.27%) Symantec
9 14 (2.12%) PeopleSoft
10 13 (1.97%) IBM
11 12 (1.82%) Remedy
12 11 (1.67%) ServiceNow
13 10 (1.52%) NetApp
14 9 (1.36%) Bloomberg
14 9 (1.36%) Forcepoint
15 8 (1.21%) Apple
15 8 (1.21%) Dell
15 8 (1.21%) Salesforce.com