The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 2 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 144 102 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.14% 13.82% 18.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.87% 15.18% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 39 46
Average daily rate £350 £278 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.89% -14.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £139 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Average hourly rate £13.95 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.22 £11.24 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.11 £18.50 £27.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
763 672 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.83% 91.06% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 319 310
Average daily rate £376 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.28% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 27
Average hourly rate £31.53 £19.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.63% -31.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Analyst
North West

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester +1 46 £350 +11.11% 10
Warrington -3 24 £333 +146.29% 11
Knutsford +2 17 £302 +4.32% 4
Macclesfield -1 3 £85 -44.26% 1
Lymm - 3 £310 -
Widnes 0 2 £355 -16.47%
Runcorn -5 1 £310 -
Nantwich - 1 £210 - 1
Northwich - 1 £400 - 1
Sandbach - - - - 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Winsford - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Analyst
North West

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 123 (38.08%) Finance
2 72 (22.29%) Banking
3 50 (15.48%) Microsoft
4 48 (14.86%) MS Office
5 46 (14.24%) ITIL
6 44 (13.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 43 (13.31%) MS Excel
8 36 (11.15%) Business Analysis
9 35 (10.84%) SQL
10 32 (9.91%) Project Management
11 27 (8.36%) Windows
11 27 (8.36%) QA
12 24 (7.43%) Migration
13 20 (6.19%) Data Analysis
13 20 (6.19%) SQL Server
13 20 (6.19%) ISEB
14 18 (5.57%) NHS
15 17 (5.26%) UNIX
16 16 (4.95%) Active Directory
16 16 (4.95%) SLA
16 16 (4.95%) SAP
16 16 (4.95%) Service Delivery
16 16 (4.95%) Security Cleared
17 15 (4.64%) SC Cleared
17 15 (4.64%) Change Management
17 15 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (4.64%) SharePoint
18 14 (4.33%) MS PowerPoint
18 14 (4.33%) Service Management
18 14 (4.33%) Validation

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.48%) TIBCO EMS
3 6 (1.86%) SAS
3 6 (1.86%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.55%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.24%) NetWeaver
5 4 (1.24%) Lync
6 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.31%) CMS
7 1 (0.31%) IIS
7 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 48 (14.86%) MS Office
2 43 (13.31%) MS Excel
3 14 (4.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.86%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.24%) MS Project
5 4 (1.24%) Mingle
6 3 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.62%) SAP APO
2 2 (0.62%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.31%) Maximo
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.86%) Internet
3 5 (1.55%) Intranet
4 4 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.24%) VoIP
5 3 (0.93%) WAN
5 3 (0.93%) DHCP
5 3 (0.93%) VPN
5 3 (0.93%) LAN
5 3 (0.93%) MPLS
5 3 (0.93%) Firewall
6 2 (0.62%) Extranet
6 2 (0.62%) DNS
6 2 (0.62%) Broadband
7 1 (0.31%) LDAP
7 1 (0.31%) IPv4
7 1 (0.31%) SAN
7 1 (0.31%) CTI
7 1 (0.31%) 3G
7 1 (0.31%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.24%) SAP BW
4 4 (1.24%) SAP BI
5 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.62%) Base SAS
6 2 (0.62%) QlikView
6 2 (0.62%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.62%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.62%) MySQL
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.31%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.31%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.31%) DB2
7 1 (0.31%) MS Access
7 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.86%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.62%) JIRA
2 2 (0.62%) Selenium
2 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.31%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.31%) TestDirector
General
1 123 (38.08%) Finance
2 72 (22.29%) Banking
3 13 (4.02%) Retail
4 10 (3.10%) Local Government
5 9 (2.79%) Back Office
6 7 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.17%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.17%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.55%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.55%) Legal
8 4 (1.24%) Advertising
8 4 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.93%) Billing
9 3 (0.93%) Marketing
10 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.31%) French Language
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Greek Language
10 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.31%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.10%) Middleware
2 8 (2.48%) Rendezvous
3 5 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (1.24%) .NET
5 2 (0.62%) XML
6 1 (0.31%) Web Services
6 1 (0.31%) OLE
6 1 (0.31%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.31%) WinForms
6 1 (0.31%) WPF
6 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.57%) NHS
2 7 (2.17%) Blackberry
3 5 (1.55%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.24%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.93%) Clustering
5 3 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (0.93%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.62%) Online Banking
6 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.62%) GIS
7 1 (0.31%) LIMS
7 1 (0.31%) PMI
7 1 (0.31%) EPoS
7 1 (0.31%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.31%) Life Science
7 1 (0.31%) CMDB
7 1 (0.31%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.31%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.36%) Windows
2 17 (5.26%) UNIX
3 10 (3.10%) Windows XP
4 9 (2.79%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.24%) Linux
6 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (14.24%) ITIL
2 44 (13.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (11.15%) Business Analysis
4 32 (9.91%) Project Management
5 24 (7.43%) Migration
6 20 (6.19%) Data Analysis
7 16 (4.95%) Service Delivery
8 15 (4.64%) Change Management
8 15 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (4.33%) Use Case
9 14 (4.33%) Validation
9 14 (4.33%) Service Management
10 13 (4.02%) Test Scripting
11 12 (3.72%) E-Commerce
11 12 (3.72%) Risk Management
12 11 (3.41%) Information Security
12 11 (3.41%) Release Management
13 10 (3.10%) Incident Management
13 10 (3.10%) Data Migration
14 9 (2.79%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.84%) SQL
2 9 (2.79%) VBA
2 9 (2.79%) Shell Script
3 8 (2.48%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.48%) Java
4 7 (2.17%) VB
5 6 (1.86%) VBScript
6 4 (1.24%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.62%) Perl
8 2 (0.62%) C#
8 2 (0.62%) Ruby
8 2 (0.62%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.31%) R
9 1 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (6.19%) ISEB
2 16 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.64%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (2.79%) MCP
6 5 (1.55%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.55%) Degree
7 4 (1.24%) CISA
7 4 (1.24%) PMP
7 4 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.24%) CCNP
7 4 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.93%) CISSP
9 2 (0.62%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.31%) MCPD
10 1 (0.31%) IIBA
10 1 (0.31%) CBAP
10 1 (0.31%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.36%) QA
2 16 (4.95%) SLA
3 9 (2.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.31%) COBIT
5 1 (0.31%) BS7799
System Software
1 16 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.17%) XenApp
3 6 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (2.79%) BladeLogic
2 8 (2.48%) OpenView
3 7 (2.17%) ServiceCenter
4 5 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.93%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.62%) SCCM
6 2 (0.62%) SCOM
7 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.31%) Netcool
7 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.95%) SAP
3 13 (4.02%) HP
4 12 (3.72%) Citrix
5 11 (3.41%) Splunk
6 10 (3.10%) Oracle
7 9 (2.79%) Cyber-Ark
8 8 (2.48%) TIBCO
9 7 (2.17%) AppSense
9 7 (2.17%) IBM
10 5 (1.55%) Dell
10 5 (1.55%) Lotus
11 3 (0.93%) Cisco
11 3 (0.93%) Teradata
12 2 (0.62%) Remedy
12 2 (0.62%) Stellent
12 2 (0.62%) VMware
12 2 (0.62%) F5
12 2 (0.62%) Blue Coat
12 2 (0.62%) Business Objects
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