Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 415 377 417
Rank change year-on-year -38 +40 -76
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 615 654 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.63% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.67% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 421 364
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £300 £225 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 19
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.60 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +0.57% -30.00%
10th Percentile £15.60 £11.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.60 £30.38 £53.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +40.74% -15.63% -20.00%

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 99,844 98,017 97,325
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 66,066 64,939 63,502
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,088 2,875 3,289
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -29 539 £425 -1.73% 102
UK excluding London -41 328 £425 +6.25% 81
London -11 267 £445 -6.32% 36
North of England -11 71 £438 +16.67% 22
South East -27 70 £440 +10.00% 12
Midlands +9 58 £425 +3.03% 16
East of England -1 46 £353 -21.67% 9
West Midlands +4 45 £431 +0.58% 10
Scotland -35 40 £425 +13.33% 9
Yorkshire -2 36 £425 +13.33% 5
North West -18 30 £550 +51.72% 16
South West -47 27 £400 +14.29% 7
Wales -11 13 £425 +9.68% 5
East Midlands +4 12 £425 +21.43% 6
North East -12 5 £313 +4.17% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £388 - 1

Technical Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 192 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (25.04%) Finance
3 132 (21.46%) SQL
4 96 (15.61%) Windows
5 95 (15.45%) Microsoft
6 83 (13.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 81 (13.17%) Scrum
7 81 (13.17%) User Stories
8 80 (13.01%) Business Analysis
9 67 (10.89%) Migration
10 64 (10.41%) Banking
11 62 (10.08%) Project Management
12 58 (9.43%) Degree
13 57 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
14 54 (8.78%) Microsoft Excel
14 54 (8.78%) Oracle
15 52 (8.46%) Unix
16 50 (8.13%) Office 365
17 49 (7.97%) Data Analysis
18 48 (7.80%) Java
18 48 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
19 47 (7.64%) Microsoft Office
20 46 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
21 44 (7.15%) Data Modelling
22 43 (6.99%) SDLC
23 42 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
24 39 (6.34%) Acceptance Criteria
24 39 (6.34%) Active Directory
24 39 (6.34%) ITIL
24 39 (6.34%) Retail

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 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.93%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.60%) Confluence
3 16 (2.60%) Skype for Business
4 13 (2.11%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.14%) Apache Qpid
6 6 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.81%) IIS
7 5 (0.81%) SAS
8 4 (0.65%) Gentran
8 4 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.49%) CMS
9 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.49%) FileNet
9 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.33%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (8.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (7.64%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (5.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (5.20%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.49%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
7 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (2.28%) HiPortfolio
2 10 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (1.14%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.65%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.33%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.33%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.16%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 50 (8.13%) Office 365
2 42 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (3.58%) SaaS
5 11 (1.79%) G Suite
5 11 (1.79%) IaaS
5 11 (1.79%) PaaS
6 9 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (1.46%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.81%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.65%) Akamai
8 4 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.65%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (0.49%) Slack
9 3 (0.49%) Trello
10 2 (0.33%) Dialogflow
10 2 (0.33%) GitHub
10 2 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.33%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.58%) Firewall
2 18 (2.93%) WAN
3 17 (2.76%) LAN
4 14 (2.28%) Internet
5 10 (1.63%) Network Security
6 8 (1.30%) SAN
7 7 (1.14%) DNS
7 7 (1.14%) VPN
7 7 (1.14%) Wireless
8 6 (0.98%) DHCP
8 6 (0.98%) MPLS
9 5 (0.81%) Intranet
9 5 (0.81%) SSH
9 5 (0.81%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.65%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.65%) NAS
10 4 (0.65%) SMS
10 4 (0.65%) VLAN
11 3 (0.49%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (1.46%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.30%) Big Data
5 8 (1.30%) DB2
6 7 (1.14%) Power BI
7 5 (0.81%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.81%) GIS
8 3 (0.49%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.33%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.33%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.33%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 33 (5.37%) JIRA
2 17 (2.76%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.11%) Selenium
4 10 (1.63%) SoapUI
5 7 (1.14%) Maven
5 7 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.81%) JDeveloper
6 5 (0.81%) Toad
7 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.49%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.49%) JMeter
8 3 (0.49%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.33%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.33%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 154 (25.04%) Finance
2 64 (10.41%) Banking
3 39 (6.34%) Retail
4 21 (3.41%) Marketing
5 20 (3.25%) Back Office
6 19 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.76%) Law
8 16 (2.60%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.79%) Electronics
10 9 (1.46%) Front Office
11 7 (1.14%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.98%) Games
12 6 (0.98%) Publishing
13 5 (0.81%) Automotive
13 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.49%) Legal
14 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.16%) French Language
15 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.55%) Web Services
2 22 (3.58%) REST
2 22 (3.58%) SOAP
3 20 (3.25%) .NET
3 20 (3.25%) XML
4 15 (2.44%) HTML
5 11 (1.79%) J2EE
6 10 (1.63%) JSON
6 10 (1.63%) Kafka
6 10 (1.63%) Middleware
7 8 (1.30%) RESTful
8 7 (1.14%) LDAP
8 7 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (0.81%) GraphQL
9 5 (0.81%) JSP
10 4 (0.65%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.65%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.65%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.65%) React
11 3 (0.49%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.58%) User Experience
4 21 (3.41%) Data Centre
5 14 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (2.11%) Client/Server
6 13 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.11%) PDA
7 9 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.46%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.30%) CMDB
8 8 (1.30%) Derivative
8 8 (1.30%) Equities
9 7 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (0.81%) Fintech
10 5 (0.81%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.81%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.65%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 96 (15.61%) Windows
2 52 (8.46%) Unix
3 34 (5.53%) Windows 10
4 30 (4.88%) Linux
5 26 (4.23%) Windows Server
6 20 (3.25%) Windows 7
7 15 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (2.28%) Solaris
9 10 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.30%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.98%) Android
13 4 (0.65%) MVS
13 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.16%) AIX
15 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.16%) OS/390
15 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (13.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 81 (13.17%) Scrum
3 81 (13.17%) User Stories
4 80 (13.01%) Business Analysis
5 67 (10.89%) Migration
6 62 (10.08%) Project Management
7 57 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (7.97%) Data Analysis
9 46 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
10 44 (7.15%) Data Modelling
11 43 (6.99%) SDLC
12 39 (6.34%) Acceptance Criteria
12 39 (6.34%) ITIL
13 38 (6.18%) Microservices
14 34 (5.53%) Asset Management
15 33 (5.37%) DevOps
16 31 (5.04%) CRM
17 30 (4.88%) Computer Science
18 28 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 132 (21.46%) SQL
2 48 (7.80%) Java
3 22 (3.58%) Shell Script
4 21 (3.41%) C#
4 21 (3.41%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.93%) Python
6 15 (2.44%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.28%) Korn
8 12 (1.95%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.46%) Perl
10 8 (1.30%) Scala
10 8 (1.30%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.14%) VBA
12 5 (0.81%) C
12 5 (0.81%) C++
12 5 (0.81%) Groovy
12 5 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.49%) VB
13 3 (0.49%) VBScript
14 1 (0.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 58 (9.43%) Degree
2 17 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.28%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.30%) Master's Degree
5 7 (1.14%) MCSA
5 7 (1.14%) MCSE
5 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.14%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.65%) CCNA
8 3 (0.49%) CCNP
8 3 (0.49%) IIBA
8 3 (0.49%) ISEB
8 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.49%) MOS
9 2 (0.33%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.33%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.33%) CBAP
9 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.20%) SLA
2 18 (2.93%) QA
3 11 (1.79%) GDPR
4 10 (1.63%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.65%) PMO
6 3 (0.49%) MiFID
6 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.33%) PSD2
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.16%) SEPA
8 1 (0.16%) TARGET2
System Software
1 39 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.14%) Docker
4 6 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.81%) XenApp
6 4 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.16%) ACF2
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.16%) RACF
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (2.76%) SCCM
2 15 (2.44%) Kubernetes
3 14 (2.28%) Oracle ZFS
4 13 (2.11%) Ansible
5 9 (1.46%) Puppet
6 8 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.14%) Nagios
8 6 (0.98%) Control-M
8 6 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.81%) SCOM
10 3 (0.49%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.49%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.33%) WSUS
12 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 95 (15.45%) Microsoft
2 54 (8.78%) Oracle
3 25 (4.07%) Google
4 22 (3.58%) Citrix
5 18 (2.93%) VMware
6 16 (2.60%) Cisco
7 15 (2.44%) IBM
8 12 (1.95%) SAP
8 12 (1.95%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.46%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.30%) Apple
11 7 (1.14%) BMC
11 7 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.14%) Sony
11 7 (1.14%) Tableau
12 6 (0.98%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.98%) Teradata
13 4 (0.65%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.65%) Ivanti
13 4 (0.65%) Remedy