Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 404 363 361
Rank change year-on-year -41 -2 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 582 613 712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.67% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.70% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 388 471
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £271 £229 £203
90th Percentile £569 £575 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 12
UK median hourly rate £17.32 £14.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.45% -15.94% -15.44%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £30.60 £17.87 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year +13.79% +26.09% -50.85%

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 95,076 86,968 101,571
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,247 56,247 65,952
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,875 3,102
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.14 £50.00 £48.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.74% -11.85% +18.96%

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 24 June 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 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Analyst in the UK

Technical Analyst
Top 16 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 24 June 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 -67 523 £438 +2.94% 121
UK excluding London -41 305 £425 +9.68% 83
London -56 262 £441 -7.11% 45
South East -52 76 £440 +13.55% 25
North of England -33 66 £375 -1.32% 22
Midlands -9 45 £475 +26.67% 15
East of England -4 43 £488 +8.33% 9
Scotland -32 38 £400 +18.52% 4
North West -26 37 £370 +5.71% 16
South West +12 29 £425 +21.43% 5
Yorkshire -25 27 £375 -5.06% 5
West Midlands -6 25 £550 +41.94% 13
East Midlands -4 19 £351 +1.01% 1
Wales -8 4 £375 +102.16% 3
Northern Ireland - 4 £650 -
North East +1 2 £545 +40.65% 1

Technical Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 177 (30.41%) Finance
2 157 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (25.26%) SQL
4 105 (18.04%) Business Analysis
5 100 (17.18%) Windows
6 93 (15.98%) Microsoft
7 89 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 82 (14.09%) Scrum
9 74 (12.71%) Banking
10 67 (11.51%) User Stories
11 59 (10.14%) Java
12 55 (9.45%) Oracle
13 53 (9.11%) ITIL
13 53 (9.11%) Migration
13 53 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
14 52 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
15 49 (8.42%) Data Modelling
16 48 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
17 47 (8.08%) Change Management
18 43 (7.39%) SDLC
19 42 (7.22%) Data Analysis
20 40 (6.87%) SQL Server
21 39 (6.70%) XML
21 39 (6.70%) Microservices
22 37 (6.36%) Active Directory
23 36 (6.19%) Office 365
24 34 (5.84%) Project Management
24 34 (5.84%) User Acceptance Testing
25 33 (5.67%) Linux
25 33 (5.67%) 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 27 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.58%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (2.06%) Confluence
5 8 (1.37%) CMS
5 8 (1.37%) SAS
5 8 (1.37%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.20%) JBoss
7 5 (0.86%) IIS
7 5 (0.86%) WildFly
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Qpid
11 1 (0.17%) Gentran
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 11 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.69%) Endur
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.34%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.34%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.34%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.34%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.17%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.19%) Office 365
2 26 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.55%) SaaS
5 8 (1.37%) PaaS
5 8 (1.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 7 (1.20%) IaaS
7 6 (1.03%) Google Analytics
7 6 (1.03%) Google Tag Manager
8 5 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.69%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.52%) G Suite
10 3 (0.52%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.34%) Yammer
12 1 (0.17%) Lucidchart
12 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.41%) DNS
2 13 (2.23%) Internet
3 10 (1.72%) WAN
4 8 (1.37%) DHCP
4 8 (1.37%) Firewall
4 8 (1.37%) LAN
5 7 (1.20%) Intranet
6 6 (1.03%) SMS
7 5 (0.86%) SMTP
7 5 (0.86%) SSH
8 4 (0.69%) SAN
9 3 (0.52%) FTP
9 3 (0.52%) Skype
9 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.52%) VPN
10 2 (0.34%) HTTP
10 2 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.34%) MPLS
10 2 (0.34%) VLAN
10 2 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.23%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.06%) Blockchain
5 11 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.55%) Big Data
8 8 (1.37%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.20%) SQLPlus
10 6 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.86%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.69%) MySQL
12 4 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 4 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.52%) Cosmos DB
13 3 (0.52%) Ingres
13 3 (0.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (4.81%) JIRA
2 20 (3.44%) Selenium
3 14 (2.41%) Maven
4 12 (2.06%) SoapUI
5 11 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.03%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.86%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.69%) FitNesse
8 4 (0.69%) JMeter
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.69%) Subversion
9 3 (0.52%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.34%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (0.34%) TestNG
10 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 177 (30.41%) Finance
2 74 (12.71%) Banking
3 26 (4.47%) Retail
4 24 (4.12%) Marketing
5 21 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.92%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.41%) Legal
8 10 (1.72%) Electronics
8 10 (1.72%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.55%) Automotive
9 9 (1.55%) Front Office
10 8 (1.37%) Games
11 6 (1.03%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.86%) Back Office
12 5 (0.86%) Law
13 4 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.69%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.52%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.52%) Publishing
14 3 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.70%) XML
2 28 (4.81%) SOAP
2 28 (4.81%) Web Services
3 20 (3.44%) .NET
4 17 (2.92%) REST
5 15 (2.58%) Spring
6 12 (2.06%) HTML
7 11 (1.89%) JSON
7 11 (1.89%) Middleware
8 9 (1.55%) JSON Schema
9 7 (1.20%) RESTful
10 6 (1.03%) CSS
10 6 (1.03%) jQuery
11 5 (0.86%) XML Schema
12 4 (0.69%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.69%) GraphQL
12 4 (0.69%) LDAP
12 4 (0.69%) XML Messaging
12 4 (0.69%) XSLT
13 3 (0.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (2.58%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.41%) Data Structures
5 13 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.23%) User Experience
6 11 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.55%) CMDB
9 7 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.20%) iPad
10 6 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.03%) Fintech
10 6 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.86%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.86%) Taxonomies
12 4 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.69%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.52%) Derivative
13 3 (0.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 100 (17.18%) Windows
2 33 (5.67%) Linux
2 33 (5.67%) Windows Server
3 32 (5.50%) Unix
4 19 (3.26%) Windows 7
5 17 (2.92%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.20%) Android
8 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.86%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.69%) AIX
11 4 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.34%) Solaris
12 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.17%) MVS
13 1 (0.17%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (18.04%) Business Analysis
3 89 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 82 (14.09%) Scrum
5 67 (11.51%) User Stories
6 53 (9.11%) ITIL
6 53 (9.11%) Migration
6 53 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
7 49 (8.42%) Data Modelling
8 48 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
9 47 (8.08%) Change Management
10 43 (7.39%) SDLC
11 42 (7.22%) Data Analysis
12 39 (6.70%) Microservices
13 34 (5.84%) Project Management
13 34 (5.84%) User Acceptance Testing
14 33 (5.67%) Analytics
15 31 (5.33%) UML
16 27 (4.64%) SOA
16 27 (4.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 147 (25.26%) SQL
2 59 (10.14%) Java
3 23 (3.95%) C#
4 20 (3.44%) JavaScript
4 20 (3.44%) PowerShell
5 17 (2.92%) PL/SQL
6 11 (1.89%) Scala
7 10 (1.72%) Python
8 9 (1.55%) Groovy
9 8 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.20%) C
10 7 (1.20%) Perl
10 7 (1.20%) VBA
11 5 (0.86%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.86%) VBScript
12 3 (0.52%) R
12 3 (0.52%) VB
13 2 (0.34%) Ruby
13 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (4.81%) Degree
2 23 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.20%) ISEB
5 6 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.86%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.69%) MCSA
8 3 (0.52%) MBA
8 3 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.34%) CISSP
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.34%) MCP
9 2 (0.34%) MCSE
9 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.34%) PMP
9 2 (0.34%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.81%) GDPR
2 26 (4.47%) QA
3 11 (1.89%) SLA
4 10 (1.72%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.20%) MiFID
6 6 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.03%) PMO
7 3 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.52%) EMIR
8 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.34%) SEPA
9 1 (0.17%) COBIT
9 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.17%) GCP
9 1 (0.17%) PSD2
9 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.17%) TARGET2
System Software
1 37 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.92%) Docker
3 16 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.20%) XenApp
4 7 (1.20%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.69%) vSphere
7 3 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.34%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.17%) ACF2
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.17%) RACF
9 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (2.92%) SCCM
2 16 (2.75%) Kubernetes
3 15 (2.58%) Ansible
4 13 (2.23%) Consul
5 10 (1.72%) Terraform
6 6 (1.03%) Control-M
7 4 (0.69%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.52%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.34%) WSUS
10 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.17%) MaaS360
10 1 (0.17%) Mesos
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.17%) Nessus
10 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.17%) Puppet
10 1 (0.17%) QRadar
10 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 93 (15.98%) Microsoft
2 55 (9.45%) Oracle
3 27 (4.64%) VMware
4 26 (4.47%) Citrix
5 19 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (3.09%) Google
6 18 (3.09%) SAP
7 10 (1.72%) Apple
7 10 (1.72%) Cisco
7 10 (1.72%) OpenText
8 9 (1.55%) HP
9 8 (1.37%) McAfee
9 8 (1.37%) Symantec
10 7 (1.20%) Adobe
10 7 (1.20%) IBM
10 7 (1.20%) Ivanti
10 7 (1.20%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.03%) Informatica
11 6 (1.03%) Teradata
11 6 (1.03%) Xamarin