The table below looks at the statistics for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 157 139 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.94% 17.71% 15.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.99% 19.52% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 77 38
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£400 £328 £277
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% +18.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £138 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £9.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.00 £11.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £13.76 £16.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Analyst
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
924 712 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.81% 90.70% 91.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 373 289
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 46
Average hourly rate £15.83 £33.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.09% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Analyst in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Analyst across the Cheshire region.

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Analyst across the Cheshire region.

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +2 31 £339 -0.44% 4
Knutsford 0 16 £406 +25.00% 2
Warrington -17 15 £313 -5.30% 5
Crewe +2 8 £188 - 1
Macclesfield +3 7 £250 - 5
Alderley Edge -6 4 £425 -
Sandbach - 2 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - 2 £250 -
Wilmslow - 1 £325 - 5
Analyst
North West

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Analyst in their job title.

1 128 (43.99%) Finance
2 75 (25.77%) Banking
3 62 (21.31%) Microsoft
4 58 (19.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (18.56%) Business Analysis
6 43 (14.78%) Windows
7 41 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
8 36 (12.37%) SQL
8 36 (12.37%) MS Office
8 36 (12.37%) MS Excel
9 32 (11.00%) ITIL
9 32 (11.00%) Retail
10 29 (9.97%) Retail Banking
10 29 (9.97%) Project Management
11 27 (9.28%) SLA
12 23 (7.90%) Security Cleared
13 21 (7.22%) Service Management
14 19 (6.53%) Data Analysis
14 19 (6.53%) MS PowerPoint
14 19 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (6.19%) SQL Server
15 18 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (5.84%) Incident Management
17 16 (5.50%) Information Security
17 16 (5.50%) Oracle
17 16 (5.50%) HP
17 16 (5.50%) Active Directory
18 15 (5.15%) Pharmaceutical
19 14 (4.81%) Windows 7
19 14 (4.81%) OpenView

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (3.78%) IBM Notes
2 7 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.72%) SAS
4 3 (1.03%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.69%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.69%) CICS
6 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.34%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (12.37%) MS Office
1 36 (12.37%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.03%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.69%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.69%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.69%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.69%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.44%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.09%) Internet
2 9 (3.09%) DNS
2 9 (3.09%) DHCP
3 3 (1.03%) Firewall
4 2 (0.69%) ATM
4 2 (0.69%) Broadband
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.34%) Intranet
5 1 (0.34%) VPN
5 1 (0.34%) RIP
5 1 (0.34%) VoIP
5 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.72%) MS Access
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.03%) DB2
7 3 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.34%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.34%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (0.34%) Cognos Transformer
9 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (1.03%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.34%) ERwin
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 128 (43.99%) Finance
2 75 (25.77%) Banking
3 32 (11.00%) Retail
4 29 (9.97%) Retail Banking
5 15 (5.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.41%) Local Government
7 6 (2.06%) Legal
7 6 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.06%) Dutch Language
7 6 (2.06%) German Language
8 5 (1.72%) Advertising
9 4 (1.37%) French Language
9 4 (1.37%) Russian Language
10 3 (1.03%) Billing
11 2 (0.69%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.69%) Marketing
11 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.69%) Law
11 2 (0.69%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.06%) HTML
2 5 (1.72%) .NET
3 2 (0.69%) ISPF
3 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.69%) Web Services
3 2 (0.69%) ODBC
4 1 (0.34%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.75%) NHS
4 7 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.06%) Device Driver
6 5 (1.72%) GIS
7 4 (1.37%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.37%) SCADA
8 3 (1.03%) User Experience
8 3 (1.03%) iPhone
8 3 (1.03%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.03%) Informatics
9 2 (0.69%) CESG
9 2 (0.69%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.69%) CMDB
9 2 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.69%) iPad
9 2 (0.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.78%) Windows
2 14 (4.81%) Windows 7
3 11 (3.78%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.37%) UNIX
5 2 (0.69%) zOS
5 2 (0.69%) Android
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.93%) Stakeholder Management
2 54 (18.56%) Business Analysis
3 32 (11.00%) ITIL
4 29 (9.97%) Project Management
5 21 (7.22%) Service Management
6 19 (6.53%) Data Analysis
6 19 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (5.84%) Incident Management
9 16 (5.50%) Information Security
10 14 (4.81%) Data Modelling
11 11 (3.78%) Migration
12 10 (3.44%) Time Management
13 9 (3.09%) PRINCE2
13 9 (3.09%) Validation
13 9 (3.09%) Change Management
14 8 (2.75%) Risk Management
14 8 (2.75%) Programme Management
14 8 (2.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (2.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.37%) SQL
2 7 (2.41%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.37%) VB
4 3 (1.03%) VBA
4 3 (1.03%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.69%) VBScript
5 2 (0.69%) COBOL
5 2 (0.69%) REXX
5 2 (0.69%) PL/1
5 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.34%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.34%) JCL
6 1 (0.34%) C#
6 1 (0.34%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (7.90%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.47%) MCP
2 13 (4.47%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.44%) ISEB
4 7 (2.41%) Degree
4 7 (2.41%) PMP
4 7 (2.41%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.37%) CISSP
6 3 (1.03%) CCA
6 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.69%) CISMP
7 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.69%) CCNP
7 2 (0.69%) CCNA
7 2 (0.69%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.34%) IIBA
8 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.28%) SLA
2 10 (3.44%) QA
3 6 (2.06%) FATCA
4 5 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.37%) GAMP
5 4 (1.37%) GMP
6 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.69%) vSphere
2 2 (0.69%) XenApp
2 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.81%) OpenView
2 11 (3.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.37%) SCCM
4 3 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.34%) OVSD
Vendors
1 62 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.50%) Oracle
2 16 (5.50%) HP
3 12 (4.12%) SAP
4 11 (3.78%) Lotus
5 6 (2.06%) VMware
5 6 (2.06%) Cognos
6 5 (1.72%) Citrix
7 4 (1.37%) Wonderware
8 3 (1.03%) Informatica
8 3 (1.03%) IBM
8 3 (1.03%) Sun
9 2 (0.69%) Google
9 2 (0.69%) Teradata
9 2 (0.69%) Remedy
9 2 (0.69%) Tableau
9 2 (0.69%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.34%) Rapid7
10 1 (0.34%) hybris
10 1 (0.34%) ServiceNow
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