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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 2 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 163 143 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.35% 16.73% 14.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.09% 18.33% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 68 69
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£308 £316 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.45% -2.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £204 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.52% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 8
Average hourly rate £14.81 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.06% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.19 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £35.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.83%
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
738 780 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.13% 91.23% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 364 469
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 55 43
Average hourly rate £15.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.87% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.74 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.90 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington +8 50 £310 +9.73% 11
Chester +3 34 £274 -7.20% 8
Knutsford +4 11 £284 -23.86% 6
Runcorn -4 5 £105 -67.18%
Macclesfield - 5 - - 3
Crewe -6 2 - - 3
Nantwich - 2 £203 -
Winsford - 1 - - 1
Daresbury - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Northwich - - - - 1
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
Analyst
North West

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 84 (26.75%) Finance
2 56 (17.83%) Microsoft
3 53 (16.88%) Windows
4 48 (15.29%) Banking
5 45 (14.33%) ITIL
6 43 (13.69%) SQL
7 38 (12.10%) MS Excel
7 38 (12.10%) Business Analysis
8 36 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (9.87%) MS Office
10 30 (9.55%) Active Directory
11 28 (8.92%) Data Analysis
12 25 (7.96%) Migration
13 24 (7.64%) SLA
13 24 (7.64%) ISEB
14 22 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (6.37%) Project Management
16 19 (6.05%) SC Cleared
16 19 (6.05%) Security Cleared
17 18 (5.73%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (5.73%) Windows XP
17 18 (5.73%) Service Management
17 18 (5.73%) Validation
18 17 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
18 17 (5.41%) SQL Server
18 17 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (5.10%) Information Security
20 15 (4.78%) Incident Management
20 15 (4.78%) .NET
20 15 (4.78%) Data Modelling

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 14 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.87%) IBM Notes
3 5 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.59%) SAS
3 5 (1.59%) Lync
4 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.64%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.64%) CMS
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) CICS
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 38 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 31 (9.87%) MS Office
3 17 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.23%) MS Project
6 4 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.32%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.32%) SaaS
1 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.82%) DHCP
2 10 (3.18%) DNS
3 9 (2.87%) Firewall
4 8 (2.55%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.27%) FTP
5 4 (1.27%) SAN
6 3 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.96%) Network Security
6 3 (0.96%) VoIP
7 2 (0.64%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.64%) Intranet
7 2 (0.64%) Internet
7 2 (0.64%) HTTP
7 2 (0.64%) VPN
7 2 (0.64%) GSM
8 1 (0.32%) LAN
8 1 (0.32%) ATM
8 1 (0.32%) Broadband
8 1 (0.32%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.96%) MS Access
4 2 (0.64%) Base SAS
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.64%) QlikView
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.32%) DTS
5 1 (0.32%) Adabas
5 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.32%) Informix
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.32%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 8 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.59%) JIRA
3 2 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.64%) MSTest
4 1 (0.32%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.32%) OpenSTA
4 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.32%) JMeter
4 1 (0.32%) LSMW
4 1 (0.32%) Selenium
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 84 (26.75%) Finance
2 48 (15.29%) Banking
3 12 (3.82%) Retail
4 11 (3.50%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.18%) Back Office
6 8 (2.55%) Advertising
6 8 (2.55%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.91%) Legal
8 4 (1.27%) Local Government
9 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.64%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Norwegian Language
10 1 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.32%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.32%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.78%) .NET
2 6 (1.91%) Web Services
3 4 (1.27%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.32%) JSP
4 1 (0.32%) HTML
4 1 (0.32%) Flash
4 1 (0.32%) BAPI
4 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.32%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.46%) NHS
2 9 (2.87%) Clustering
2 9 (2.87%) CMDB
3 8 (2.55%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.91%) IVR
5 4 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.96%) Credit Risk
6 3 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.96%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.64%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.64%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.64%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.64%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.32%) Firmware
8 1 (0.32%) GIS
8 1 (0.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.88%) Windows
2 18 (5.73%) Windows XP
2 18 (5.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (4.46%) Windows 7
5 13 (4.14%) Linux
5 13 (4.14%) UNIX
6 6 (1.91%) AIX
7 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (14.33%) ITIL
2 38 (12.10%) Business Analysis
3 36 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (8.92%) Data Analysis
5 25 (7.96%) Migration
6 22 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (6.37%) Project Management
8 18 (5.73%) Service Management
8 18 (5.73%) Validation
9 16 (5.10%) Information Security
10 15 (4.78%) Incident Management
10 15 (4.78%) Test Scripting
10 15 (4.78%) E-Commerce
10 15 (4.78%) Data Modelling
11 13 (4.14%) Systems Analysis
12 11 (3.50%) Software Testing
13 9 (2.87%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (2.55%) Data Migration
14 8 (2.55%) Requirements Analysis
14 8 (2.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.69%) SQL
2 9 (2.87%) T-SQL
3 5 (1.59%) VB
3 5 (1.59%) Java
3 5 (1.59%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.27%) VBA
5 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.64%) Perl
5 2 (0.64%) C
5 2 (0.64%) ABAP
6 1 (0.32%) C#
6 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.32%) X++
6 1 (0.32%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 24 (7.64%) ISEB
2 19 (6.05%) SC Cleared
2 19 (6.05%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.87%) MCP
4 8 (2.55%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.59%) CISSP
7 4 (1.27%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.96%) CISA
8 3 (0.96%) CISM
8 3 (0.96%) PMP
8 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.32%) Degree
10 1 (0.32%) IIBA
10 1 (0.32%) CBAP
10 1 (0.32%) GPEN
10 1 (0.32%) OSCP
10 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.64%) SLA
2 7 (2.23%) QA
3 2 (0.64%) BS7799
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (9.55%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.87%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.64%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (3.50%) SCCM
2 9 (2.87%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.87%) OpenView
2 9 (2.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.91%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.91%) SCOM
4 2 (0.64%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.32%) WSUS
5 1 (0.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 56 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.78%) HP
3 13 (4.14%) Citrix
4 12 (3.82%) VMware
5 9 (2.87%) Lotus
5 9 (2.87%) Remedy
5 9 (2.87%) Oracle
5 9 (2.87%) SAP
6 5 (1.59%) Cisco
6 5 (1.59%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.27%) Sophos
7 4 (1.27%) SonicWALL
7 4 (1.27%) Draytek
7 4 (1.27%) SolarWinds
8 3 (0.96%) McAfee
9 2 (0.64%) Symantec
9 2 (0.64%) Avaya
9 2 (0.64%) Trillium
9 2 (0.64%) Teradata
9 2 (0.64%) Splunk
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