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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 11 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 116 157 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.38% 15.91% 17.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.08% 16.76% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 102 77
Median daily rate £375 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £239 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 5
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
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
960 937 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.21% 94.93% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 586 383
Median daily rate £425 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 46 47
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.83 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% -54.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.54 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Warrington +9 40 £400 +28.00% 14
Chester -2 30 £341 +0.73% 7
Macclesfield +3 13 £365 +46.00%
Knutsford -13 7 £425 +4.61% 1
Alderley Edge +6 3 £365 -14.11% 1
Runcorn - 2 £350 - 3
Wilmslow +2 1 - -
Sandbach 0 1 £275 -
Analyst
North West

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 (34.47%) Finance
2 56 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (19.15%) Business Analysis
4 38 (16.17%) Banking
5 37 (15.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (12.77%) Windows
8 26 (11.06%) Change Management
8 26 (11.06%) Project Management
9 24 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (9.79%) ITIL
11 22 (9.36%) SQL
11 22 (9.36%) Microsoft
11 22 (9.36%) User Stories
12 20 (8.51%) MS Office
12 20 (8.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 19 (8.09%) Security Cleared
14 18 (7.66%) Waterfall
15 17 (7.23%) Analytics
15 17 (7.23%) SDLC
15 17 (7.23%) UML
15 17 (7.23%) Data Modelling
16 16 (6.81%) Retail
17 15 (6.38%) Service Management
17 15 (6.38%) MS Excel
17 15 (6.38%) Use Case
18 14 (5.96%) User Acceptance Testing
18 14 (5.96%) Active Directory
18 14 (5.96%) SAP
18 14 (5.96%) Risk Management

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 11 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.70%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.28%) Apache
3 3 (1.28%) IIS
3 3 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.28%) SAS
3 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.43%) Confluence
5 1 (0.43%) eRoom
Applications
1 20 (8.51%) MS Office
2 15 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.55%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.13%) MS Project
5 3 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) SAP CO
1 3 (1.28%) SAP FI
1 3 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.13%) SaaS
1 5 (2.13%) Taleo
2 1 (0.43%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.70%) Skype
2 3 (1.28%) Network Security
3 2 (0.85%) Internet
3 2 (0.85%) Intranet
4 1 (0.43%) ASN.1
4 1 (0.43%) DHCP
4 1 (0.43%) DNS
4 1 (0.43%) LAN
4 1 (0.43%) SSL
4 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.43%) VoIP
4 1 (0.43%) VPN
4 1 (0.43%) X.509
4 1 (0.43%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.70%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.85%) GIS
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.43%) Big Data
6 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.43%) DB2
6 1 (0.43%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.43%) MySQL
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (3.83%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (2.55%) JIRA
3 4 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.28%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.85%) Selenium
6 1 (0.43%) MSTest
6 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.43%) TestDirector
General
1 81 (34.47%) Finance
2 38 (16.17%) Banking
3 20 (8.51%) Pharmaceutical
4 16 (6.81%) Retail
5 11 (4.68%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.83%) Retail Banking
7 7 (2.98%) Advertising
7 7 (2.98%) German Language
8 6 (2.55%) Dutch Language
9 5 (2.13%) French Language
9 5 (2.13%) Italian Language
9 5 (2.13%) Legal
9 5 (2.13%) Marketing
10 4 (1.70%) Billing
10 4 (1.70%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.70%) Local Government
10 4 (1.70%) Military
10 4 (1.70%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (1.28%) Back Office
11 3 (1.28%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.98%) Web Services
2 5 (2.13%) .NET
2 5 (2.13%) XML
3 4 (1.70%) JSON
3 4 (1.70%) SOAP
4 3 (1.28%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.28%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (1.28%) Middleware
4 3 (1.28%) RESTful
4 3 (1.28%) XML Schema
5 2 (0.85%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.43%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.98%) Life Science
3 6 (2.55%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.55%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.13%) Informatics
4 5 (2.13%) NHS
4 5 (2.13%) Performance Metrics
5 4 (1.70%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.70%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.70%) PMI
5 4 (1.70%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.70%) User Experience
6 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.85%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.85%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.85%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.77%) Windows
2 10 (4.26%) Windows 8
3 9 (3.83%) Unix
3 9 (3.83%) Windows XP
4 7 (2.98%) Linux
5 6 (2.55%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.55%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.28%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.85%) Android
8 1 (0.43%) AIX
8 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.43%) HPUX
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (19.15%) Business Analysis
3 37 (15.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (11.06%) Change Management
4 26 (11.06%) Project Management
5 24 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (9.79%) ITIL
7 22 (9.36%) User Stories
8 18 (7.66%) Waterfall
9 17 (7.23%) Analytics
9 17 (7.23%) Data Modelling
9 17 (7.23%) SDLC
9 17 (7.23%) UML
10 15 (6.38%) Service Management
10 15 (6.38%) Use Case
11 14 (5.96%) Risk Management
11 14 (5.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (5.11%) Data Analysis
12 12 (5.11%) Migration
12 12 (5.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.36%) SQL
2 7 (2.98%) Java
3 4 (1.70%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.70%) Python
4 3 (1.28%) AWK
4 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.28%) C#
4 3 (1.28%) C++
4 3 (1.28%) Perl
4 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.85%) VBA
6 1 (0.43%) C
6 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (8.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.53%) Degree
3 12 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.68%) ISEB
5 7 (2.98%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.13%) MCP
7 4 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.70%) CISM
7 4 (1.70%) CISSP
7 4 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.70%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.28%) MCSE
8 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.43%) APMP
9 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) HND
9 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.40%) Data Quality
1 8 (3.40%) QA
2 7 (2.98%) SLA
3 5 (2.13%) COBIT
3 5 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.85%) FATCA
6 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.85%) vSphere
4 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.28%) OpenView
1 3 (1.28%) SCCM
1 3 (1.28%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (9.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.96%) SAP
3 13 (5.53%) ServiceNow
4 9 (3.83%) Talend
5 7 (2.98%) Dynatrace
5 7 (2.98%) HP
5 7 (2.98%) Oracle
6 5 (2.13%) Tableau
6 5 (2.13%) VMware
7 4 (1.70%) Citrix
8 3 (1.28%) Ariba
8 3 (1.28%) EXASOL
8 3 (1.28%) IBM
8 3 (1.28%) Software AG
9 2 (0.85%) hybris
9 2 (0.85%) Lotus
9 2 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.85%) Vertica
10 1 (0.43%) Apple
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
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