Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 383 408 340
Rank change year-on-year +25 -68 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 618 527 753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.55% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.58% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 347 464
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% -1.90%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 18
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £23.06 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.79% -2.89% +35.71%
10th Percentile £13.10 £11.50 £10.93
90th Percentile £25.75 £82.60 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year - -13.04% +1.47%

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 96,244 90,304 101,790
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,934 58,869 65,148
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,859 3,223 3,703
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.02 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.43%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 -3 549 £450 +5.88% 165
UK excluding London +27 322 £413 +10.00% 113
London +7 285 £475 +2.70% 59
South East -17 86 £406 +4.50% 27
North of England +21 55 £375 -2.91% 27
East of England +14 54 £450 +61.43% 12
Scotland +11 49 £400 +14.29% 2
Midlands -9 36 £441 +12.06% 30
South West +25 32 £373 +16.41% 10
West Midlands +10 24 £441 +10.31% 17
North West 0 24 £400 +14.29% 15
Yorkshire -7 21 £375 -4.76% 9
Wales +1 12 £413 +50.55% 5
North East +54 10 £300 -36.84% 3
East Midlands -17 6 £313 -4.58% 13

Technical Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, Technical Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Technical Analyst in the job title.

1 175 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (27.67%) Finance
3 154 (24.92%) SQL
4 102 (16.50%) Banking
5 90 (14.56%) Business Analysis
5 90 (14.56%) Microsoft
6 88 (14.24%) Windows
6 88 (14.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 86 (13.92%) Scrum
8 63 (10.19%) Migration
8 63 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
9 59 (9.55%) User Stories
10 58 (9.39%) ITIL
10 58 (9.39%) Java
11 53 (8.58%) Oracle
12 51 (8.25%) Change Management
13 49 (7.93%) Microsoft Excel
13 49 (7.93%) Data Modelling
14 48 (7.77%) Data Analysis
15 42 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
16 41 (6.63%) XML
17 39 (6.31%) SDLC
18 36 (5.83%) JIRA
18 36 (5.83%) Linux
19 35 (5.66%) Waterfall
20 34 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
20 34 (5.50%) .NET
20 34 (5.50%) Use Case
21 33 (5.34%) SQL Server
22 31 (5.02%) Analytics

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 30 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.91%) Confluence
3 14 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.46%) CMS
5 7 (1.13%) JBoss
5 7 (1.13%) SAS
5 7 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.97%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.81%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.65%) IIS
8 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.32%) Apache
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.32%) WildFly
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.16%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 49 (7.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.75%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.32%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.32%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.05%) Office 365
2 19 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.13%) IaaS
4 7 (1.13%) PaaS
4 7 (1.13%) SaaS
5 5 (0.81%) Slack
5 5 (0.81%) Trello
6 3 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.49%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.16%) Force.com
8 1 (0.16%) G Suite
8 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.88%) Firewall
2 19 (3.07%) WAN
3 16 (2.59%) LAN
4 12 (1.94%) DNS
5 10 (1.62%) SAN
6 9 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.29%) DHCP
8 7 (1.13%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (0.97%) Internet
9 6 (0.97%) VLAN
10 5 (0.81%) SMS
11 4 (0.65%) Network Security
12 3 (0.49%) Intranet
12 3 (0.49%) NAS
12 3 (0.49%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.49%) WinSCP
13 2 (0.32%) FTP
13 2 (0.32%) IPv4
13 2 (0.32%) MPLS
13 2 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.27%) Data Mining
3 14 (2.27%) Hadoop
4 13 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (1.62%) Big Data
5 10 (1.62%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.46%) Blockchain
6 9 (1.46%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.13%) DB2
7 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.97%) Ingres
8 6 (0.97%) MySQL
9 5 (0.81%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (0.81%) MS Access
10 4 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.65%) QlikView
11 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 36 (5.83%) JIRA
2 28 (4.53%) Selenium
3 15 (2.43%) Cucumber
4 13 (2.10%) SoapUI
5 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.81%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.49%) Ant
7 3 (0.49%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.49%) Gatling
7 3 (0.49%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.49%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.49%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.49%) TestNG
8 2 (0.32%) PowerDesigner
8 2 (0.32%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
General
1 171 (27.67%) Finance
2 102 (16.50%) Banking
3 27 (4.37%) Retail
4 20 (3.24%) Investment Banking
4 20 (3.24%) Marketing
5 18 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.94%) Front Office
8 9 (1.46%) Electronics
8 9 (1.46%) Legal
9 7 (1.13%) Back Office
9 7 (1.13%) Billing
10 6 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.81%) Law
12 3 (0.49%) Automotive
12 3 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.49%) Games
12 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.32%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.63%) XML
2 34 (5.50%) .NET
3 26 (4.21%) Web Services
4 18 (2.91%) SOAP
5 17 (2.75%) Middleware
6 14 (2.27%) HTML
7 13 (2.10%) REST
8 11 (1.78%) JSON
9 8 (1.29%) CSS
10 7 (1.13%) WSDL
11 6 (0.97%) JSON Schema
11 6 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (0.65%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.65%) XSLT
13 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.49%) FpML
13 3 (0.49%) J2EE
13 3 (0.49%) jQuery
13 3 (0.49%) OAuth
13 3 (0.49%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.72%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.24%) User Experience
4 16 (2.59%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.78%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.46%) SWIFT
8 8 (1.29%) CMDB
8 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.29%) PKI
9 7 (1.13%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (0.97%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.97%) Derivative
10 6 (0.97%) Equities
10 6 (0.97%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.81%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 88 (14.24%) Windows
2 36 (5.83%) Linux
3 30 (4.85%) Windows Server
4 29 (4.69%) Unix
5 24 (3.88%) Windows 7
6 13 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.62%) Android
8 10 (1.62%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.62%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.81%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (14.56%) Business Analysis
3 88 (14.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (13.92%) Scrum
5 63 (10.19%) Migration
6 59 (9.55%) User Stories
7 58 (9.39%) ITIL
8 51 (8.25%) Change Management
9 49 (7.93%) Data Modelling
10 48 (7.77%) Data Analysis
11 42 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (6.31%) SDLC
13 35 (5.66%) Waterfall
14 34 (5.50%) Use Case
15 31 (5.02%) Analytics
16 30 (4.85%) Service Management
16 30 (4.85%) User Acceptance Testing
17 27 (4.37%) Acceptance Criteria
18 26 (4.21%) Technical Analysis
19 25 (4.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 154 (24.92%) SQL
2 58 (9.39%) Java
3 20 (3.24%) JavaScript
3 20 (3.24%) VBA
4 19 (3.07%) C#
5 16 (2.59%) Python
6 10 (1.62%) Scala
7 9 (1.46%) C++
7 9 (1.46%) Groovy
8 8 (1.29%) PHP
8 8 (1.29%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.97%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.97%) C
9 6 (0.97%) Perl
9 6 (0.97%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.97%) R
10 4 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.65%) VB
10 4 (0.65%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.49%) F#
Qualifications
1 25 (4.05%) Security Cleared
2 24 (3.88%) Degree
3 21 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.29%) CISSP
5 8 (1.29%) ISEB
6 7 (1.13%) CGEIT
6 7 (1.13%) CRISC
7 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.81%) MCSE
9 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.49%) MCSA
11 2 (0.32%) CCNA
11 2 (0.32%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.37%) QA
2 25 (4.05%) GDPR
3 13 (2.10%) MiFID
4 12 (1.94%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.46%) SLA
6 8 (1.29%) EMIR
7 6 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.65%) SEPA
10 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.32%) TARGET2
12 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.16%) FATCA
12 1 (0.16%) IFRS
12 1 (0.16%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.16%) PMO
12 1 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 29 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.81%) vSphere
4 3 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) Docker
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.16%) XenApp
6 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.46%) SCCM
2 4 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.32%) Ansible
3 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.32%) WSUS
4 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.16%) Control-M
4 1 (0.16%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.16%) Nagios
4 1 (0.16%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) QRadar
4 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 90 (14.56%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.58%) Oracle
3 29 (4.69%) VMware
4 27 (4.37%) SAP
5 25 (4.05%) Citrix
6 19 (3.07%) HP
7 14 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (2.10%) Cisco
9 12 (1.94%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.78%) IBM
11 9 (1.46%) PeopleSoft
12 8 (1.29%) Apple
13 7 (1.13%) Capita
13 7 (1.13%) McAfee
13 7 (1.13%) OpenText
14 5 (0.81%) Adobe
14 5 (0.81%) Remedy
14 5 (0.81%) Sybase
14 5 (0.81%) WSO2
15 4 (0.65%) Dell