Period
to 21 September 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 359 359 347
Rank change year-on-year 0 -12 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 648 699 786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.65% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.69% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 452 448
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £248 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £384 £355
% change year-on-year -2.28% +8.10% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 25
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% -31.25% +40.60%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.30 £13.55
90th Percentile £26.00 £23.43 £32.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.48 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% -22.60% +17.16%

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 93616 102031 107742
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.83% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61189 66645 68250
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £244
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2806 3170 4109
UK median hourly rate £18.81 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.41 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.52 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% +4.67%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -6 589 £450 +5.88% 71
UK excluding London +17 336 £375 -2.28% 56
London +19 302 £488 +8.33% 21
South East +20 100 £394 +1.61% 6
North of England +2 75 £388 +2.65% 18
Scotland +46 49 £344 +5.77% 7
East of England +10 43 £450 +55.17% 10
Midlands +15 39 £381 -5.86% 14
Yorkshire +27 37 £395 +4.64% 8
North West -4 34 £325 -16.13% 6
South West +12 30 £413 +10.00% 1
East Midlands -4 22 £350 -19.54% 5
West Midlands +27 14 £388 - 9
North East +66 4 £400 +6.67% 4
Wales +9 3 £375 +267.65%

Technical Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 204 (31.48%) SQL
2 184 (28.40%) Finance
3 128 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (18.98%) Banking
5 113 (17.44%) Windows
5 113 (17.44%) Microsoft
6 91 (14.04%) Business Analysis
7 77 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
8 71 (10.96%) Oracle
9 64 (9.88%) SQL Server
9 64 (9.88%) Microsoft Excel
10 62 (9.57%) Java
11 61 (9.41%) ITIL
11 61 (9.41%) Migration
12 59 (9.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 57 (8.80%) Unix
14 52 (8.02%) Scrum
14 52 (8.02%) VMware
15 51 (7.87%) Data Analysis
15 51 (7.87%) User Stories
16 50 (7.72%) Web Services
17 49 (7.56%) Active Directory
18 48 (7.41%) XML
19 44 (6.79%) Linux
20 41 (6.33%) .NET
21 40 (6.17%) Data Modelling
22 39 (6.02%) Degree
23 37 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
24 36 (5.56%) PowerShell
24 36 (5.56%) SDLC

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 24 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.40%) JBoss
3 20 (3.09%) IIS
4 19 (2.93%) Confluence
5 17 (2.62%) WildFly
6 11 (1.70%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.54%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.08%) CMS
9 6 (0.93%) SAS
10 5 (0.77%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.46%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.15%) CoreMedia CMS
14 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 64 (9.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (2.93%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.08%) Temenos T24
3 6 (0.93%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.31%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.31%) Maximo
5 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.31%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.15%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.15%) Global One
6 1 (0.15%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.15%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.01%) Office 365
2 18 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
4 6 (0.93%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.15%) SaaS
8 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.48%) Firewall
2 23 (3.55%) Internet
3 14 (2.16%) LDAP
3 14 (2.16%) WAN
4 13 (2.01%) SSH
5 11 (1.70%) Network Security
5 11 (1.70%) Wireless
6 10 (1.54%) LAN
6 10 (1.54%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.39%) VPN
7 9 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (1.23%) VoIP
9 7 (1.08%) Broadband
9 7 (1.08%) Skype
10 6 (0.93%) DHCP
10 6 (0.93%) DNS
10 6 (0.93%) SAN
11 5 (0.77%) 4G
11 5 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (0.77%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.31%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.39%) MS Access
5 8 (1.23%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.08%) DB2
6 7 (1.08%) MySQL
6 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.93%) Big Data
7 6 (0.93%) Data Lake
7 6 (0.93%) Oracle Discoverer
7 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.93%) SQLPlus
8 5 (0.77%) QlikView
8 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.62%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (5.40%) JIRA
2 22 (3.40%) Cucumber
3 15 (2.31%) Selenium
4 10 (1.54%) JBehave
5 9 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 8 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.23%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.23%) Toad
7 7 (1.08%) Appium
7 7 (1.08%) Calabash
7 7 (1.08%) Gatling
7 7 (1.08%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.08%) JMeter
7 7 (1.08%) JUnit
7 7 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (1.08%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.77%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.77%) XMLSpy
General
1 184 (28.40%) Finance
2 123 (18.98%) Banking
3 30 (4.63%) Retail
4 29 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 26 (4.01%) Front Office
6 21 (3.24%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.93%) Marketing
7 19 (2.93%) Telecoms
8 15 (2.31%) Automotive
9 10 (1.54%) Legal
10 9 (1.39%) Back Office
11 8 (1.23%) Electronics
11 8 (1.23%) Retail Banking
12 7 (1.08%) Law
13 5 (0.77%) Billing
14 4 (0.62%) Advertising
14 4 (0.62%) Wholesale Banking
15 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.31%) Games
15 2 (0.31%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.72%) Web Services
2 48 (7.41%) XML
3 41 (6.33%) .NET
4 27 (4.17%) Middleware
5 22 (3.40%) HTML
6 19 (2.93%) REST
7 18 (2.78%) JSON
8 17 (2.62%) SOAP
9 12 (1.85%) CSS
10 10 (1.54%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.23%) jQuery
12 7 (1.08%) JSON Schema
12 7 (1.08%) WSDL
12 7 (1.08%) XSD
12 7 (1.08%) XSLT
13 6 (0.93%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.93%) WCF
14 5 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
14 5 (0.77%) Node.js
14 5 (0.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.55%) Client/Server
3 22 (3.40%) Data Centre
4 21 (3.24%) User Experience
5 19 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.31%) Derivative
7 14 (2.16%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.70%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.54%) PKI
10 9 (1.39%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.23%) Equities
11 8 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.08%) Mainframe
12 7 (1.08%) Reference Data
13 6 (0.93%) CMDB
13 6 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.93%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.93%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 113 (17.44%) Windows
2 57 (8.80%) Unix
3 44 (6.79%) Linux
4 32 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (4.32%) Windows 7
6 27 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (3.86%) Windows Server
8 21 (3.24%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.93%) Android
12 5 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.77%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.62%) HPUX
14 3 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.31%) AIX
15 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.31%) Solaris
15 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (14.04%) Business Analysis
3 61 (9.41%) ITIL
3 61 (9.41%) Migration
4 59 (9.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (8.02%) Scrum
6 51 (7.87%) Data Analysis
6 51 (7.87%) User Stories
7 40 (6.17%) Data Modelling
8 37 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 36 (5.56%) SDLC
10 33 (5.09%) Project Management
11 31 (4.78%) Analytics
11 31 (4.78%) Change Management
12 30 (4.63%) Service Management
13 29 (4.48%) Test Automation
14 26 (4.01%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (4.01%) Use Case
15 25 (3.86%) ETL
15 25 (3.86%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 204 (31.48%) SQL
2 62 (9.57%) Java
3 36 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 33 (5.09%) VBA
5 30 (4.63%) C#
6 26 (4.01%) JavaScript
7 23 (3.55%) Python
8 18 (2.78%) PL/SQL
9 13 (2.01%) VB
10 12 (1.85%) Perl
11 9 (1.39%) C++
11 9 (1.39%) Ruby
12 8 (1.23%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.08%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.77%) C
14 5 (0.77%) PHP
14 5 (0.77%) R
14 5 (0.77%) Scala
14 5 (0.77%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (6.02%) Degree
2 17 (2.62%) CISSP
3 14 (2.16%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.85%) CRISC
6 9 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.08%) CCNA
7 7 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.08%) CISM
7 7 (1.08%) MCSE
8 6 (0.93%) MCSA
9 5 (0.77%) CGEIT
9 5 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (0.62%) MCP
10 4 (0.62%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.46%) ACSP
11 3 (0.46%) HP AIS
11 3 (0.46%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.78%) QA
2 24 (3.70%) MiFID
3 17 (2.62%) SLA
4 10 (1.54%) GDPR
5 7 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.08%) EMIR
6 3 (0.46%) FATCA
7 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.31%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) Basel II
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%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 49 (7.56%) Active Directory
2 29 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (2.01%) vSphere
5 7 (1.08%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.62%) vCloud
7 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.46%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.31%) Firmware
8 2 (0.31%) HDFS
8 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.31%) XenApp
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.15%) Docker
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (3.55%) SCCM
2 17 (2.62%) NetBackup
3 6 (0.93%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.62%) SCOM
4 4 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.46%) Control-M
5 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.46%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.31%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.31%) Nagios
7 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 113 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 71 (10.96%) Oracle
3 52 (8.02%) VMware
4 33 (5.09%) SAP
5 30 (4.63%) Cisco
6 29 (4.48%) Citrix
6 29 (4.48%) Symantec
7 24 (3.70%) McAfee
8 16 (2.47%) HP
9 14 (2.16%) Veritas
10 13 (2.01%) Remedy
11 12 (1.85%) Google
11 12 (1.85%) PeopleSoft
12 11 (1.70%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.39%) Forcepoint
13 9 (1.39%) NetApp
14 7 (1.08%) Bloomberg
14 7 (1.08%) IBM
14 7 (1.08%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.08%) Temenos