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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
North West / Cheshire
Rank 5 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 79 119 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.55% 12.65% 17.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.39% 13.68% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 73 73
Median daily rate £375 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £268 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 26
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.47 £22.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

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
482 870 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.88% 92.45% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 549 420
Median daily rate £380 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 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 +6 13 £135 -62.50% 8
Chester -6 12 £365 +19.86% 13
Knutsford +8 10 £375 -10.44% 3
Macclesfield +1 8 £400 +12.67% 3
Crewe +6 5 - -
Wilmslow +3 1 - - 2
Daresbury - 1 £180 -
Northwich - 1 £375 - 1
Analyst
North West

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 83 (41.29%) Finance
2 48 (23.88%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (21.89%) Banking
4 42 (20.90%) Business Analysis
5 40 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (14.93%) Microsoft
8 24 (11.94%) ITIL
9 23 (11.44%) Project Management
10 22 (10.95%) Change Management
10 22 (10.95%) MS Excel
10 22 (10.95%) MS Office
11 19 (9.45%) Windows
12 18 (8.96%) User Stories
13 17 (8.46%) UML
13 17 (8.46%) Problem Management
14 16 (7.96%) MS PowerPoint
14 16 (7.96%) Data Analysis
14 16 (7.96%) SAP
14 16 (7.96%) Service Management
15 15 (7.46%) SQL
15 15 (7.46%) Incident Management
16 14 (6.97%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (6.47%) Active Directory
17 13 (6.47%) Migration
18 12 (5.97%) JIRA
19 11 (5.47%) GAP Analysis
19 11 (5.47%) Risk Management
19 11 (5.47%) ERP
19 11 (5.47%) Computer Science

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 (4.98%) IBM Notes
2 9 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.99%) Confluence
4 4 (1.99%) SAS
5 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.00%) IIS
5 2 (1.00%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.50%) Apache
6 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.50%) CICS
6 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (10.95%) MS Excel
1 22 (10.95%) MS Office
2 16 (7.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.49%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) SAP MDM
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.00%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.00%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.50%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.49%) Office 365
2 2 (1.00%) IaaS
2 2 (1.00%) Trello
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.50%) PaaS
3 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.49%) LAN
2 4 (1.99%) WAN
3 2 (1.00%) Internet
3 2 (1.00%) SAN
4 1 (0.50%) Intranet
4 1 (0.50%) Network Security
4 1 (0.50%) Skype
4 1 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.98%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.49%) Big Data
3 5 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.99%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.00%) MS Access
6 2 (1.00%) Power BI
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.50%) DB2
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.50%) QlikView
7 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (5.97%) JIRA
2 3 (1.49%) Selenium
2 3 (1.49%) Zephyr
3 2 (1.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.50%) JMeter
4 1 (0.50%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 83 (41.29%) Finance
2 44 (21.89%) Banking
3 14 (6.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (3.48%) French Language
4 7 (3.48%) German Language
4 7 (3.48%) Portuguese Language
4 7 (3.48%) Russian Language
4 7 (3.48%) Spanish Language
5 6 (2.99%) Dutch Language
5 6 (2.99%) Italian Language
5 6 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.49%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.99%) Advertising
7 4 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.99%) Local Government
8 3 (1.49%) Retail
9 2 (1.00%) Back Office
9 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.00%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.99%) Middleware
2 3 (1.49%) Web Services
2 3 (1.49%) XML
3 2 (1.00%) CSS
3 2 (1.00%) HTML
4 1 (0.50%) .NET
4 1 (0.50%) ISPF
4 1 (0.50%) JSON
4 1 (0.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (23.88%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.47%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.48%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.49%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.49%) User Experience
6 4 (1.99%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.49%) iPhone
8 2 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.00%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.00%) Equities
8 2 (1.00%) IBM XIV
8 2 (1.00%) Life Science
8 2 (1.00%) NHS
8 2 (1.00%) Replication
9 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.45%) Windows
2 5 (2.49%) Unix
2 5 (2.49%) Windows Server
2 5 (2.49%) Windows XP
3 4 (1.99%) AIX
3 4 (1.99%) Linux
3 4 (1.99%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.99%) Windows 8
3 4 (1.99%) Windows Phone
4 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.50%) Android
5 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (20.90%) Business Analysis
2 40 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (11.94%) ITIL
5 23 (11.44%) Project Management
6 22 (10.95%) Change Management
7 18 (8.96%) User Stories
8 17 (8.46%) Problem Management
8 17 (8.46%) UML
9 16 (7.96%) Data Analysis
9 16 (7.96%) Service Management
10 15 (7.46%) Incident Management
11 13 (6.47%) Migration
12 11 (5.47%) ERP
12 11 (5.47%) GAP Analysis
12 11 (5.47%) Risk Management
12 11 (5.47%) Scrum
13 10 (4.98%) CRM
13 10 (4.98%) Data Protection
13 10 (4.98%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.46%) SQL
2 5 (2.49%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.99%) Java
3 4 (1.99%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.49%) VBA
5 2 (1.00%) C#
5 2 (1.00%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.50%) JCL
6 1 (0.50%) PHP
6 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.50%) Python
6 1 (0.50%) REXX
6 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (3.98%) ISEB
2 7 (3.48%) MCP
3 6 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.49%) CISSP
4 5 (2.49%) Degree
4 5 (2.49%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.99%) CISA
5 4 (1.99%) CRISC
6 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.50%) IIBA
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.98%) QA
2 7 (3.48%) SLA
3 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) RACF
3 1 (0.50%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (1.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.50%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.50%) Netcool
3 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.96%) SAP
3 10 (4.98%) Lotus
4 8 (3.98%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.48%) Oracle
6 5 (2.49%) Workday
7 4 (1.99%) Remedy
8 3 (1.49%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.49%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.49%) IBM
8 3 (1.49%) VMware
9 2 (1.00%) Apple
9 2 (1.00%) Brocade
9 2 (1.00%) Cisco
9 2 (1.00%) Citrix
9 2 (1.00%) Dell
9 2 (1.00%) Fujitsu
9 2 (1.00%) HP
9 2 (1.00%) Tableau
9 2 (1.00%) Veritas
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