Period
to 17 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 374 340
Rank change year-on-year +27 -34 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 665 653 779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.61% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.65% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 415 446
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +5.67% +4.17% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 24
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% -32.65% +43.53%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.30 £13.16
90th Percentile £29.00 £77.50 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.48 £20.75
% change year-on-year -16.02% -25.40% +22.06%

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 94087 101082 107437
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61744 65890 68278
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2815 3271 4125
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% +8.38%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +23 599 £450 +5.88% 69
UK excluding London +47 357 £396 +5.67% 37
London -2 299 £475 +5.56% 34
South East +21 102 £400 +2.89% 3
North of England +19 75 £381 +1.67% 13
Scotland +42 57 £375 +15.38% 2
East of England +10 53 £450 +76.47% 5
Midlands +33 38 £390 -4.00% 7
Yorkshire +14 36 £381 +1.67% 9
South West +17 32 £406 +1.56% 7
North West -12 32 £363 -3.33% 2
East Midlands 0 18 £350 -22.22% 2
West Midlands +23 15 £425 +9.68% 5
North East +60 7 £400 -1.23% 2
Wales +9 3 £375 +130.77%

Technical Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 200 (30.08%) SQL
2 177 (26.62%) Finance
3 148 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (19.55%) Banking
5 113 (16.99%) Microsoft
6 109 (16.39%) Windows
7 93 (13.98%) Business Analysis
8 75 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
9 74 (11.13%) Java
10 71 (10.68%) Oracle
10 71 (10.68%) Scrum
11 69 (10.38%) Microsoft Excel
12 65 (9.77%) ITIL
13 61 (9.17%) SQL Server
13 61 (9.17%) Migration
14 59 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
15 57 (8.57%) Unix
16 52 (7.82%) VMware
17 51 (7.67%) Linux
17 51 (7.67%) Web Services
18 49 (7.37%) User Stories
19 48 (7.22%) Data Analysis
20 46 (6.92%) Active Directory
21 43 (6.47%) XML
22 42 (6.32%) Degree
23 40 (6.02%) .NET
24 39 (5.86%) SAP
25 38 (5.71%) Data Modelling
25 38 (5.71%) JIRA
26 37 (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 23 (3.46%) JBoss
1 23 (3.46%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.16%) Confluence
3 20 (3.01%) IIS
4 17 (2.56%) WildFly
5 14 (2.11%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.50%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.35%) SAS
8 8 (1.20%) CMS
9 4 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.60%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.30%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 69 (10.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (2.71%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.20%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.05%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.30%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.30%) Maximo
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.30%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.15%) Eikon
6 1 (0.15%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.76%) Office 365
2 18 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.90%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.15%) Force.com
8 1 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.15%) SaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.96%) Firewall
2 21 (3.16%) Internet
3 15 (2.26%) WAN
4 14 (2.11%) LDAP
5 13 (1.95%) SSH
6 10 (1.50%) LAN
6 10 (1.50%) Network Security
6 10 (1.50%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (1.35%) Wireless
8 8 (1.20%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (1.05%) Broadband
9 7 (1.05%) Skype
9 7 (1.05%) VoIP
10 6 (0.90%) VPN
11 5 (0.75%) DHCP
11 5 (0.75%) DNS
11 5 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.75%) SAN
11 5 (0.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.01%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.95%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (1.50%) Data Mining
6 8 (1.20%) DB2
6 8 (1.20%) MS Access
6 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.05%) MySQL
7 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.90%) Data Lake
8 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.90%) Oracle Discoverer
8 6 (0.90%) QlikView
8 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.90%) SQLPlus
9 5 (0.75%) Big Data
9 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (5.71%) JIRA
2 24 (3.61%) Cucumber
3 21 (3.16%) Selenium
4 10 (1.50%) JBehave
4 10 (1.50%) SoapUI
4 10 (1.50%) SpecFlow
5 9 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.20%) Gatling
7 7 (1.05%) Appium
7 7 (1.05%) Calabash
7 7 (1.05%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.05%) JMeter
7 7 (1.05%) JUnit
7 7 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (1.05%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.05%) Toad
8 5 (0.75%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.75%) XMLSpy
General
1 177 (26.62%) Finance
2 130 (19.55%) Banking
3 30 (4.51%) Investment Banking
3 30 (4.51%) Retail
4 23 (3.46%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.31%) Marketing
6 20 (3.01%) Front Office
6 20 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.11%) Automotive
8 10 (1.50%) Electronics
8 10 (1.50%) Legal
9 9 (1.35%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.20%) Billing
11 6 (0.90%) Law
12 5 (0.75%) Back Office
13 4 (0.60%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Games
14 2 (0.30%) Local Government
15 1 (0.15%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (7.67%) Web Services
2 43 (6.47%) XML
3 40 (6.02%) .NET
4 28 (4.21%) Middleware
5 23 (3.46%) SOAP
6 22 (3.31%) REST
7 18 (2.71%) JSON
8 16 (2.41%) HTML
9 9 (1.35%) CSS
9 9 (1.35%) WSDL
10 8 (1.20%) JSON Schema
10 8 (1.20%) XSD
11 6 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (0.90%) WCF
12 5 (0.75%) FpML
12 5 (0.75%) jQuery
12 5 (0.75%) WPF
13 4 (0.60%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.60%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.60%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 75 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.61%) User Experience
3 23 (3.46%) Client/Server
4 22 (3.31%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.11%) Derivative
9 13 (1.95%) PKI
10 9 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.20%) CMDB
11 8 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
11 8 (1.20%) Equities
11 8 (1.20%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.20%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.20%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.90%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 109 (16.39%) Windows
2 57 (8.57%) Unix
3 51 (7.67%) Linux
4 31 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (4.21%) Windows 7
6 26 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (3.46%) Windows Server
8 19 (2.86%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.20%) Android
10 8 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.05%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.75%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.60%) HPUX
14 3 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.30%) AIX
15 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.30%) Solaris
15 2 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (13.98%) Business Analysis
3 71 (10.68%) Scrum
4 65 (9.77%) ITIL
5 61 (9.17%) Migration
6 59 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (7.37%) User Stories
8 48 (7.22%) Data Analysis
9 38 (5.71%) Data Modelling
10 37 (5.56%) SDLC
11 35 (5.26%) Test Automation
11 35 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
12 32 (4.81%) Service Management
13 31 (4.66%) Project Management
14 30 (4.51%) Analytics
14 30 (4.51%) Change Management
15 27 (4.06%) Acceptance Criteria
15 27 (4.06%) Use Case
16 25 (3.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 200 (30.08%) SQL
2 74 (11.13%) Java
3 31 (4.66%) PowerShell
4 29 (4.36%) VBA
5 26 (3.91%) C#
6 21 (3.16%) JavaScript
6 21 (3.16%) Python
7 17 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 13 (1.95%) VB
9 12 (1.80%) Perl
10 11 (1.65%) Ruby
11 10 (1.50%) Scala
12 8 (1.20%) C++
12 8 (1.20%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.90%) Groovy
13 6 (0.90%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.90%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.75%) C
15 4 (0.60%) R
16 3 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (6.32%) Degree
2 20 (3.01%) CISSP
3 15 (2.26%) CRISC
3 15 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.20%) CGEIT
6 8 (1.20%) MCSE
7 7 (1.05%) CISM
7 7 (1.05%) MCSA
8 5 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (0.60%) CCNA
9 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.60%) MCP
9 4 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.45%) ACSP
10 3 (0.45%) HP AIS
10 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.51%) QA
2 22 (3.31%) MiFID
3 17 (2.56%) SLA
4 9 (1.35%) GDPR
5 8 (1.20%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.90%) EMIR
7 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.45%) FATCA
9 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.30%) SEPA
10 1 (0.15%) COBIT
10 1 (0.15%) Dublin Core
10 1 (0.15%) FINREP
10 1 (0.15%) IFRS
10 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.15%) PMO
10 1 (0.15%) PSD2
10 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 29 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (1.95%) vSphere
5 5 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.45%) vCloud
6 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.30%) Firmware
7 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
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 Servers
8 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (3.16%) SCCM
2 16 (2.41%) NetBackup
3 6 (0.90%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.45%) Control-M
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.45%) SCOM
6 2 (0.30%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.30%) Nagios
6 2 (0.30%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.15%) Ansible
7 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.15%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.15%) QRadar
7 1 (0.15%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 113 (16.99%) Microsoft
2 71 (10.68%) Oracle
3 52 (7.82%) VMware
4 39 (5.86%) SAP
5 32 (4.81%) Citrix
6 27 (4.06%) Symantec
7 26 (3.91%) Cisco
8 24 (3.61%) McAfee
9 17 (2.56%) HP
10 16 (2.41%) Remedy
11 14 (2.11%) PeopleSoft
12 13 (1.95%) Veritas
13 12 (1.80%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.65%) Google
15 9 (1.35%) Forcepoint
15 9 (1.35%) Red Hat
16 8 (1.20%) NetApp
17 7 (1.05%) Bloomberg
17 7 (1.05%) IBM
17 7 (1.05%) Temenos