Period
to 19 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 445 386 398
Rank change year-on-year -59 +12 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 471 629 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.62% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.66% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 417 372
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £210
90th Percentile £575 £571 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £385
% change year-on-year -2.94% +10.39% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 13
UK median hourly rate £15.45 £17.13 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.81% -12.18% -17.89%
10th Percentile £14.60 £13.30 £11.53
90th Percentile £21.23 £30.38 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.45 £15.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year +2.97% -13.67% +33.65%

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 91,592 95,708 88,248
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.88% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,633 63,225 57,384
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.91%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £650 £631 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,814 2,878 3,122
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.69
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 -77 404 £425 -5.56% 150
UK excluding London -45 278 £413 -2.94% 111
London -46 182 £450 -5.26% 52
South East -31 59 £438 +6.06% 26
North of England -8 54 £400 +6.67% 34
East of England +3 39 £375 -16.67% 3
Scotland -8 38 £425 +3.03% 9
Midlands -3 36 £425 -5.56% 20
North West +14 33 £400 +6.67% 13
South West -35 33 £400 +6.67% 15
West Midlands -6 29 £425 -22.73% 12
Wales +4 20 £438 +2.94% 4
Yorkshire -3 16 £450 +20.00% 17
East Midlands +14 5 £356 +14.00% 8
North East -14 5 £350 +16.67% 4

Technical Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 167 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (27.81%) Finance
3 99 (21.02%) SQL
4 70 (14.86%) Windows
5 69 (14.65%) User Stories
6 65 (13.80%) Business Analysis
7 62 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
8 56 (11.89%) Microsoft
8 56 (11.89%) Migration
9 55 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
10 54 (11.46%) Scrum
11 52 (11.04%) Banking
12 51 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 49 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
14 44 (9.34%) Degree
15 43 (9.13%) Project Management
15 43 (9.13%) Active Directory
15 43 (9.13%) Java
16 41 (8.70%) Oracle
16 41 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
17 40 (8.49%) Data Analysis
18 37 (7.86%) Office 365
19 33 (7.01%) Data Modelling
19 33 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
20 30 (6.37%) Management Information System
21 29 (6.16%) JIRA
21 29 (6.16%) DevOps
22 28 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
22 28 (5.94%) ITIL
23 27 (5.73%) Linux

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 13 (2.76%) Confluence
2 12 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.12%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.91%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.91%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.06%) CMS
5 5 (1.06%) FileNet
5 5 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (1.06%) SAS
6 4 (0.85%) Apache Qpid
6 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.42%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.42%) IIS
7 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (4.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.97%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) SPSS
6 1 (0.21%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.27%) HiPortfolio
3 4 (0.85%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.64%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.42%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.21%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.21%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 49 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (7.86%) Office 365
3 28 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.34%) PaaS
5 9 (1.91%) IaaS
6 8 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (1.70%) SaaS
7 5 (1.06%) G Suite
8 4 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.85%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.85%) Slack
9 2 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.21%) Akamai
10 1 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.21%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.21%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.21%) Veeva
10 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.61%) Firewall
1 17 (3.61%) LAN
2 14 (2.97%) WAN
3 11 (2.34%) Internet
4 8 (1.70%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.49%) DHCP
6 6 (1.27%) SAN
6 6 (1.27%) VPN
7 5 (1.06%) DNS
7 5 (1.06%) NAS
7 5 (1.06%) Skype
7 5 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.85%) Intranet
8 4 (0.85%) Network Security
8 4 (0.85%) VoIP
9 3 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.64%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.42%) PBX
10 2 (0.42%) VLAN
10 2 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.12%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.70%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.06%) Big Data
8 4 (0.85%) Power BI
9 3 (0.64%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.64%) GIS
9 3 (0.64%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.64%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.42%) DB2
10 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.42%) MS Access
10 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.42%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.21%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 29 (6.16%) JIRA
2 12 (2.55%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.49%) LoadRunner
4 7 (1.49%) Selenium
4 7 (1.49%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.85%) Maven
5 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.64%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.64%) JMeter
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.42%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.42%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.42%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 2 (0.42%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.21%) ERwin
8 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 131 (27.81%) Finance
2 52 (11.04%) Banking
3 26 (5.52%) Retail
4 19 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.18%) Marketing
6 12 (2.55%) Legal
7 11 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.91%) Law
9 8 (1.70%) Electronics
10 7 (1.49%) Back Office
11 5 (1.06%) Automotive
11 5 (1.06%) French Language
11 5 (1.06%) Front Office
11 5 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.06%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.85%) Publishing
13 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.42%) Advertising
14 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.10%) XML
2 23 (4.88%) .NET
3 21 (4.46%) Web Services
4 17 (3.61%) REST
5 15 (3.18%) SOAP
6 11 (2.34%) HTML
7 10 (2.12%) J2EE
8 8 (1.70%) JSON
9 6 (1.27%) Middleware
10 5 (1.06%) Kafka
10 5 (1.06%) Spring
11 4 (0.85%) Gherkin
11 4 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.85%) RESTful
12 3 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.64%) jQuery
12 3 (0.64%) Spring Boot
13 2 (0.42%) Natural Language Processing
13 2 (0.42%) React
13 2 (0.42%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 62 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.37%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.25%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.76%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.34%) User Experience
6 10 (2.12%) Equities
7 9 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.70%) Derivative
9 7 (1.49%) SWIFT
10 6 (1.27%) Fintech
10 6 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.85%) OTC Derivatives
12 4 (0.85%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
13 3 (0.64%) FMCG
13 3 (0.64%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 70 (14.86%) Windows
2 27 (5.73%) Linux
2 27 (5.73%) Unix
3 22 (4.67%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.82%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.12%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.49%) Android
7 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.27%) Solaris
9 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (14.65%) User Stories
3 65 (13.80%) Business Analysis
4 56 (11.89%) Migration
5 55 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (11.46%) Scrum
7 51 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (9.13%) Project Management
9 40 (8.49%) Data Analysis
10 33 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (7.01%) Data Modelling
11 29 (6.16%) DevOps
12 28 (5.94%) ITIL
13 26 (5.52%) BDD
14 25 (5.31%) SDLC
15 24 (5.10%) Computer Science
15 24 (5.10%) Microservices
15 24 (5.10%) Waterfall
16 23 (4.88%) UML
17 22 (4.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 99 (21.02%) SQL
2 43 (9.13%) Java
3 18 (3.82%) C#
4 13 (2.76%) Shell Script
5 12 (2.55%) Python
6 11 (2.34%) PL/SQL
7 10 (2.12%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.12%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.70%) TypeScript
9 7 (1.49%) Perl
9 7 (1.49%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.49%) VBA
10 6 (1.27%) C++
10 6 (1.27%) Korn
11 5 (1.06%) C
12 3 (0.64%) VB
13 2 (0.42%) Jython
13 2 (0.42%) Scala
13 2 (0.42%) Tcl
14 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (9.34%) Degree
2 17 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.97%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.91%) MCSE
7 8 (1.70%) ISEB
8 6 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.06%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.06%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.85%) CCNA
10 4 (0.85%) IIBA
11 3 (0.64%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.64%) CCNP
11 3 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.64%) MCSA
11 3 (0.64%) MOS
12 2 (0.42%) CISSP
12 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.42%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.55%) SLA
2 10 (2.12%) QA
3 6 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.06%) GDPR
5 4 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.64%) MiFID
7 2 (0.42%) PMO
7 2 (0.42%) PSD2
8 1 (0.21%) GxP
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.21%) SEPA
8 1 (0.21%) TARGET2
System Software
1 43 (9.13%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.70%) XenApp
4 7 (1.49%) Docker
5 6 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.21%) Firmware
9 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (2.97%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.70%) SCCM
3 7 (1.49%) Ansible
4 6 (1.27%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.85%) Nagios
6 4 (0.85%) Puppet
7 3 (0.64%) QRadar
7 3 (0.64%) SCOM
8 2 (0.42%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.42%) Control-M
8 2 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.42%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.21%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.70%) Oracle
3 21 (4.46%) Citrix
4 19 (4.03%) VMware
5 15 (3.18%) SAP
6 14 (2.97%) IBM
7 11 (2.34%) Cisco
8 8 (1.70%) Google
8 8 (1.70%) Ivanti
9 7 (1.49%) Apple
10 6 (1.27%) F5
11 5 (1.06%) CyberArk
11 5 (1.06%) HP
11 5 (1.06%) Tableau
12 4 (0.85%) Avaya
12 4 (0.85%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.85%) hybris
12 4 (0.85%) McAfee
12 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.85%) SolarWinds