The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 9 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 104 170 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.38% 17.86% 20.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.08% 18.85% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 104 93
Median daily rate £359 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 10
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +39.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.55 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -6.66%
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
861 902 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.20% 94.75% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 551 400
Median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £517 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 46 44
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.88% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 28 June 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -5 36 £361 +8.48% 9
Warrington -9 28 £344 +10.00% 4
Macclesfield +4 13 £364 +53.15%
Knutsford -15 3 £450 +9.09%
Alderley Edge +3 1 £355 -
Runcorn +1 1 - - 1
Wilmslow +1 1 - - 2
Sandbach 0 1 £275 -8.33%
Analyst
North West

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 across the Cheshire region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 81 (36.99%) Finance
2 53 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (21.92%) Business Analysis
4 38 (17.35%) Banking
5 37 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (13.24%) Windows
7 26 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (10.50%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (10.05%) User Stories
10 21 (9.59%) Microsoft
10 21 (9.59%) SQL
11 20 (9.13%) Project Management
12 19 (8.68%) SAP
12 19 (8.68%) Security Cleared
13 18 (8.22%) ITIL
14 17 (7.76%) UML
14 17 (7.76%) MS Office
14 17 (7.76%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (7.31%) Change Management
15 16 (7.31%) MS Excel
15 16 (7.31%) Scrum
15 16 (7.31%) Analytics
16 15 (6.85%) SDLC
17 14 (6.39%) Degree
17 14 (6.39%) Active Directory
18 13 (5.94%) CRM
18 13 (5.94%) Risk Management
18 13 (5.94%) Waterfall
18 13 (5.94%) Use Case
19 12 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 10 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.37%) IIS
2 3 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.37%) SAS
2 3 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (1.37%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.91%) Apache
3 2 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.91%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.46%) eRoom
Applications
1 17 (7.76%) MS Office
2 16 (7.31%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.83%) MS Project
5 3 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) SAP CO
1 3 (1.37%) SAP FI
1 3 (1.37%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Office 365
1 1 (0.46%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) Network Security
2 3 (1.37%) Skype
3 2 (0.91%) DNS
3 2 (0.91%) Internet
3 2 (0.91%) Intranet
3 2 (0.91%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.46%) 802.15
4 1 (0.46%) ASN.1
4 1 (0.46%) DHCP
4 1 (0.46%) IPv6
4 1 (0.46%) LAN
4 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.46%) VoIP
4 1 (0.46%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.83%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.83%) MS Access
3 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.37%) GIS
4 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.46%) Big Data
6 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.46%) DB2
6 1 (0.46%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.46%) MySQL
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (3.20%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (2.28%) JIRA
3 4 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.91%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.46%) MSTest
5 1 (0.46%) Selenium
5 1 (0.46%) TestDirector
General
1 81 (36.99%) Finance
2 38 (17.35%) Banking
3 17 (7.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (5.48%) Retail
5 11 (5.02%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.65%) German Language
7 7 (3.20%) Retail Banking
8 6 (2.74%) Dutch Language
8 6 (2.74%) French Language
8 6 (2.74%) Manufacturing
9 5 (2.28%) Italian Language
10 4 (1.83%) Advertising
10 4 (1.83%) Back Office
10 4 (1.83%) Billing
10 4 (1.83%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.83%) Legal
10 4 (1.83%) Marketing
10 4 (1.83%) Military
10 4 (1.83%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (1.37%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.65%) .NET
2 7 (3.20%) Web Services
3 4 (1.83%) XML
4 3 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.37%) JSON
5 2 (0.91%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.91%) Middleware
5 2 (0.91%) RESTful
5 2 (0.91%) SAP Smart Forms
5 2 (0.91%) SOAP
5 2 (0.91%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.46%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.46%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.46%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.74%) Data Structures
2 6 (2.74%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (2.74%) Visualisation
3 5 (2.28%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.28%) Informatics
3 5 (2.28%) NHS
4 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.83%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.83%) Life Science
4 4 (1.83%) PMI
4 4 (1.83%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.83%) User Experience
5 3 (1.37%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.91%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.91%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.91%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.24%) Windows
2 10 (4.57%) Windows 8
2 10 (4.57%) Windows XP
3 8 (3.65%) Unix
4 6 (2.74%) Linux
4 6 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.28%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.37%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.46%) AIX
7 1 (0.46%) HPUX
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (21.92%) Business Analysis
3 37 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (10.50%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (10.05%) User Stories
6 20 (9.13%) Project Management
7 18 (8.22%) ITIL
8 17 (7.76%) UML
9 16 (7.31%) Analytics
9 16 (7.31%) Change Management
9 16 (7.31%) Scrum
10 15 (6.85%) SDLC
11 13 (5.94%) CRM
11 13 (5.94%) Risk Management
11 13 (5.94%) Use Case
11 13 (5.94%) Waterfall
12 12 (5.48%) Data Analysis
12 12 (5.48%) Quality Management
12 12 (5.48%) Service Management
12 12 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.59%) SQL
2 5 (2.28%) Java
2 5 (2.28%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.83%) Python
4 3 (1.37%) C#
4 3 (1.37%) C++
4 3 (1.37%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.91%) AWK
5 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.91%) Perl
5 2 (0.91%) PHP
5 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.39%) Degree
3 12 (5.48%) ISEB
4 11 (5.02%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.20%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.28%) MCP
7 4 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.83%) CISM
7 4 (1.83%) CISSP
7 4 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.83%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.37%) MCSE
8 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.46%) APMP
10 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.46%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.57%) QA
2 6 (2.74%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.28%) COBIT
3 5 (2.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.28%) SLA
4 4 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.91%) FATCA
6 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.46%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (6.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.37%) vSphere
4 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.83%) SCCM
2 3 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.37%) OpenView
2 3 (1.37%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.46%) SCSM
Vendors
1 21 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.68%) SAP
3 11 (5.02%) ServiceNow
4 8 (3.65%) HP
4 8 (3.65%) Oracle
5 7 (3.20%) Dynatrace
5 7 (3.20%) Talend
6 6 (2.74%) VMware
7 5 (2.28%) Tableau
8 3 (1.37%) Ariba
8 3 (1.37%) Citrix
8 3 (1.37%) IBM
8 3 (1.37%) Vertica
9 2 (0.91%) Apple
9 2 (0.91%) EXASOL
9 2 (0.91%) hybris
9 2 (0.91%) Lotus
9 2 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.91%) Software AG
10 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com