The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Analyst
UK
Rank 323 319 283
Rank change year-on-year -4 -36  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 301 344 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.65% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.68% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 217 233
Median daily rate £423 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.03% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +1.33% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 15
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.75 £20.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.51% -5.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.66 £29.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £11.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +34.78% -56.60%  

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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +21 285 £425 +9.67% 66
London +14 132 £450 +12.50% 29
South East +10 47 £369 +22.91% 12
East of England +4 29 £450 +20.00% 3
North West +11 25 £350 -12.50% 5
City of London +15 20 £413 +3.12% 5
Yorkshire +15 16 £396 +2.25% 7
Manchester +11 13 £350 -12.50% 3
East Midlands -6 13 £150 -53.84% 1
South West -8 13 £318 -25.29% 5
Berkshire +33 12 £388 - 4
Surrey +20 12 £525 +31.25% 4
Hampshire +7 12 £325 - 2
Essex - 11 £450 - 1
Scotland +11 10 £290 -22.66% 1
West Yorkshire +10 10 £405 +4.51% 4
Northamptonshire +2 8 - - 1
Hertfordshire +1 8 £488 +33.56%
Redhill - 8 £525 -
Cambridgeshire +10 7 £141 -65.75% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 7 £350 - 1
West Midlands +12 6 £375 +10.70% 3
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £443 -
Cheshire +29 5 £425 -19.04%
Edinburgh +9 5 £425 +6.25%
Leeds +7 5 £475 +22.58% 1
Glasgow +5 5 £208 -46.99%
Portsmouth -4 5 £325 +22.64%
South Yorkshire +5 4 £295 -26.25% 2
Halifax +4 4 £388 -4.61% 1

Technical Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 136 (24.59%) Finance
2 131 (23.69%) SQL
3 130 (23.51%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (15.55%) Banking
5 83 (15.01%) Microsoft
6 76 (13.74%) Windows
7 71 (12.84%) Business Analysis
8 65 (11.75%) ITIL
9 60 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
10 52 (9.40%) User Stories
11 51 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (8.32%) Java
12 46 (8.32%) Active Directory
13 44 (7.96%) Oracle
14 43 (7.78%) Cisco
14 43 (7.78%) VMware
15 42 (7.59%) Scrum
15 42 (7.59%) MS Excel
16 41 (7.41%) Data Analysis
17 40 (7.23%) Migration
18 39 (7.05%) SQL Server
19 38 (6.87%) Data Modelling
20 37 (6.69%) Change Management
21 36 (6.51%) Linux
22 35 (6.33%) Service Management
22 35 (6.33%) Data Centre
23 34 (6.15%) Project Management
23 34 (6.15%) XML
24 33 (5.97%) Unix
24 33 (5.97%) .NET

Technical Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 13 (2.35%) Confluence
1 13 (2.35%) MS Exchange
2 11 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (1.81%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.63%) CMS
5 8 (1.45%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.27%) Apache
7 5 (0.90%) SAS
7 5 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.54%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.54%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.54%) IIS
8 3 (0.54%) Joomla!
8 3 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.54%) WordPress
9 2 (0.36%) JCAPS
9 2 (0.36%) Moodle
Applications
1 42 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.06%) MS Office
3 9 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.54%) MS Project
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) Mingle
7 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.08%) MFGPRO
2 5 (0.90%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.54%) Endur
4 2 (0.36%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.36%) Infor CloudSuite
4 2 (0.36%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 2 (0.36%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle ASCP
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.18%) RMDS
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.25%) Office 365
2 8 (1.45%) IaaS
3 7 (1.27%) PaaS
4 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.54%) GitHub
6 2 (0.36%) G Suite
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.18%) Slack
7 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.42%) Firewall
2 20 (3.62%) Wireless
3 18 (3.25%) LAN
3 18 (3.25%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.89%) WAN
5 14 (2.53%) SAN
5 14 (2.53%) VPN
6 12 (2.17%) Network Security
7 10 (1.81%) DNS
8 8 (1.45%) Internet
9 7 (1.27%) DHCP
10 5 (0.90%) MPLS
10 5 (0.90%) OSPF
10 5 (0.90%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.90%) VoIP
11 4 (0.72%) BGP
11 4 (0.72%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.72%) NAS
11 4 (0.72%) Structured Cabling
11 4 (0.72%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (3.44%) Big Data
4 18 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (2.53%) DB2
6 13 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (2.17%) Data Mining
8 11 (1.99%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.99%) MySQL
9 9 (1.63%) MS Access
9 9 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.27%) Ingres
10 7 (1.27%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.27%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.08%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.08%) Data Lake
11 6 (1.08%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (4.34%) Selenium
2 22 (3.98%) JIRA
3 20 (3.62%) Cucumber
4 8 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.45%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.54%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.54%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.54%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.36%) AccuRev
7 2 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.36%) Protractor
7 2 (0.36%) Subversion
7 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.36%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 136 (24.59%) Finance
2 86 (15.55%) Banking
3 28 (5.06%) Retail
4 18 (3.25%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.71%) Front Office
6 13 (2.35%) Marketing
7 8 (1.45%) Advertising
8 6 (1.08%) Back Office
8 6 (1.08%) International Banking
8 6 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.90%) Billing
9 5 (0.90%) Legal
10 4 (0.72%) Automotive
10 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.54%) French Language
11 3 (0.54%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.54%) German Language
11 3 (0.54%) Law
11 3 (0.54%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.15%) XML
2 33 (5.97%) .NET
3 27 (4.88%) Web Services
4 14 (2.53%) Middleware
5 13 (2.35%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (1.81%) HTML
7 8 (1.45%) FpML
8 6 (1.08%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.08%) SAML
9 5 (0.90%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.90%) WCF
9 5 (0.90%) XSD
10 4 (0.72%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.72%) JSON
10 4 (0.72%) Node.js
10 4 (0.72%) WPF
10 4 (0.72%) XSLT
11 3 (0.54%) Ajax
11 3 (0.54%) Java SE
11 3 (0.54%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.44%) Derivative
3 19 (3.44%) User Experience
4 18 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.35%) Fixed Income
6 12 (2.17%) NHS
7 11 (1.99%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.63%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.27%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.08%) Equities
11 6 (1.08%) Fintech
11 6 (1.08%) OTC Derivatives
11 6 (1.08%) Reinsurance
11 6 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.90%) Video on Demand
13 4 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 76 (13.74%) Windows
2 36 (6.51%) Linux
3 33 (5.97%) Unix
4 30 (5.42%) Windows 7
5 21 (3.80%) Windows 10
5 21 (3.80%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.35%) AIX
6 13 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.99%) Mac OS X
8 10 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.54%) Solaris
12 2 (0.36%) Android
13 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.18%) CentOS
13 1 (0.18%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (23.51%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (12.84%) Business Analysis
3 65 (11.75%) ITIL
4 52 (9.40%) User Stories
5 51 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (7.59%) Scrum
7 41 (7.41%) Data Analysis
8 40 (7.23%) Migration
9 38 (6.87%) Data Modelling
10 37 (6.69%) Change Management
11 35 (6.33%) Service Management
12 34 (6.15%) Project Management
13 32 (5.79%) Use Case
14 31 (5.61%) SDLC
15 27 (4.88%) Technical Analysis
15 27 (4.88%) UML
16 26 (4.70%) Analytics
16 26 (4.70%) E-Commerce
17 25 (4.52%) User Acceptance Testing
18 23 (4.16%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 131 (23.69%) SQL
2 46 (8.32%) Java
3 19 (3.44%) C#
4 17 (3.07%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.35%) VBA
6 12 (2.17%) Perl
7 10 (1.81%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.27%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.27%) Python
8 7 (1.27%) Scala
8 7 (1.27%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.08%) VB
10 5 (0.90%) C
11 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.72%) R
11 4 (0.72%) Tcl
12 3 (0.54%) COBOL
12 3 (0.54%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.16%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.80%) Degree
4 17 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (2.35%) ISEB
6 12 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.81%) CCNA
8 6 (1.08%) CCNP
9 5 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.72%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.54%) CCSA
11 3 (0.54%) CISM
11 3 (0.54%) CISSP
11 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.54%) PhD
11 3 (0.54%) PMP
12 2 (0.36%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.36%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.34%) QA
2 23 (4.16%) SLA
3 18 (3.25%) MiFID
4 6 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.08%) PMO
5 4 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.72%) IFRS
5 4 (0.72%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.54%) GDPR
6 3 (0.54%) GxP
7 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.36%) HL7
7 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.36%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.18%) Basel II
8 1 (0.18%) EMIR
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) SDET
System Software
1 46 (8.32%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (2.17%) vSphere
5 9 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (1.27%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.27%) XenApp
7 6 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.08%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.90%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.72%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.54%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.36%) Docker
11 2 (0.36%) Dovecot
11 2 (0.36%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (3.25%) SCCM
2 6 (1.08%) Nagios
3 4 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.36%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.36%) Oozie
5 2 (0.36%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.18%) Puppet
6 1 (0.18%) SCOM
6 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 83 (15.01%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.96%) Oracle
3 43 (7.78%) Cisco
3 43 (7.78%) VMware
4 14 (2.53%) Citrix
5 11 (1.99%) CheckPoint
5 11 (1.99%) LANDesk
6 9 (1.63%) IBM
6 9 (1.63%) Palo Alto
7 8 (1.45%) Teradata
8 7 (1.27%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.27%) Symantec
9 6 (1.08%) AppSense
9 6 (1.08%) Dell
9 6 (1.08%) Juniper
9 6 (1.08%) QAD
9 6 (1.08%) SAP
10 5 (0.90%) HP
10 5 (0.90%) SolarWinds
10 5 (0.90%) Wyse
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