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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 133 126 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.41% 16.41% 14.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.60% 17.48% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 57 38
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£388 £349 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +30.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £171 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £36.07 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
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
715 721 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.59% 93.88% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 366 295
Average daily rate £400 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 68 47
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £12.49 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.80 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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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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 +3 43 £325 +0.77% 12
Chester -2 23 £388 +10.71% 14
Knutsford -4 12 £425 +13.33%
Runcorn +6 3 - -
Crewe +1 3 £150 - 10
Northwich - 3 - -
Macclesfield -7 2 £250 -33.33% 3
Wilmslow -7 1 - - 2
Daresbury - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Analyst
North West

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 93 (34.57%) Finance
2 67 (24.91%) Microsoft
3 54 (20.07%) Business Analysis
4 53 (19.70%) Banking
5 52 (19.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (19.33%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (16.36%) MS Office
7 43 (15.99%) MS Excel
8 40 (14.87%) ITIL
9 37 (13.75%) SLA
10 36 (13.38%) SQL
11 33 (12.27%) Service Management
12 32 (11.90%) Windows
13 27 (10.04%) HP
14 25 (9.29%) OpenView
15 24 (8.92%) Lotus
15 24 (8.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 24 (8.92%) MCP
15 24 (8.92%) IBM Notes
15 24 (8.92%) Security Cleared
16 21 (7.81%) Retail
17 19 (7.06%) Data Analysis
17 19 (7.06%) Project Management
18 18 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (5.95%) SC Cleared
20 15 (5.58%) Oracle
20 15 (5.58%) SQL Server
21 14 (5.20%) Data Modelling
21 14 (5.20%) Active Directory
21 14 (5.20%) Validation

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 24 (8.92%) IBM Notes
2 9 (3.35%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.86%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.86%) SAS
4 2 (0.74%) CICS
4 2 (0.74%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.37%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 44 (16.36%) MS Office
2 43 (15.99%) MS Excel
3 13 (4.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.97%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.74%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.74%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.74%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.37%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.37%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.74%) DNS
2 2 (0.74%) Intranet
2 2 (0.74%) Internet
2 2 (0.74%) Firewall
2 2 (0.74%) Broadband
2 2 (0.74%) LAN
2 2 (0.74%) DHCP
3 1 (0.37%) FTP
3 1 (0.37%) HTTP
3 1 (0.37%) RIP
3 1 (0.37%) VoIP
3 1 (0.37%) SMTP
3 1 (0.37%) GSM
3 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.37%) iBeacon
3 1 (0.37%) 3G
3 1 (0.37%) SAN
3 1 (0.37%) VPN
3 1 (0.37%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.23%) MS Access
5 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.12%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.74%) DB2
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.37%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.37%) Big Data
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.74%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.37%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.37%) Selenium
4 1 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.37%) JIRA
4 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.37%) MSTest
General
1 93 (34.57%) Finance
2 53 (19.70%) Banking
3 21 (7.81%) Retail
4 14 (5.20%) Retail Banking
5 11 (4.09%) Advertising
6 10 (3.72%) Manufacturing
7 9 (3.35%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.97%) Local Government
9 5 (1.86%) Dutch Language
9 5 (1.86%) German Language
10 4 (1.49%) Legal
10 4 (1.49%) Billing
11 3 (1.12%) French Language
12 2 (0.74%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.74%) Law
12 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.37%) Front Office
13 1 (0.37%) Electronics
13 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.97%) .NET
2 5 (1.86%) Web Services
3 3 (1.12%) XML
4 2 (0.74%) ISPF
4 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.37%) JDBC
5 1 (0.37%) SOAP
5 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.37%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (19.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.86%) User Experience
4 5 (1.86%) Reference Data
4 5 (1.86%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.49%) IVR
5 4 (1.49%) Data Extraction
5 4 (1.49%) NHS
6 3 (1.12%) Informatics
6 3 (1.12%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.12%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.74%) Statistics
7 2 (0.74%) CESG
7 2 (0.74%) Replication
7 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.74%) iPhone
7 2 (0.74%) Open Source
7 2 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.90%) Windows
2 9 (3.35%) Windows XP
3 7 (2.60%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.74%) zOS
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.37%) Solaris
6 1 (0.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.07%) Business Analysis
2 52 (19.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 40 (14.87%) ITIL
4 33 (12.27%) Service Management
5 19 (7.06%) Project Management
5 19 (7.06%) Data Analysis
6 18 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (5.20%) Validation
7 14 (5.20%) Data Modelling
8 13 (4.83%) Migration
9 12 (4.46%) Change Management
10 11 (4.09%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.09%) ERP
11 10 (3.72%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (3.72%) Information Security
11 10 (3.72%) Incident Management
11 10 (3.72%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (3.35%) E-Commerce
12 9 (3.35%) UML
12 9 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.38%) SQL
2 5 (1.86%) Java
3 3 (1.12%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.12%) VBA
4 2 (0.74%) COBOL
4 2 (0.74%) REXX
4 2 (0.74%) PL/1
4 2 (0.74%) X++
4 2 (0.74%) VB
5 1 (0.37%) SAS Macro
5 1 (0.37%) JCL
5 1 (0.37%) C
5 1 (0.37%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (8.92%) MCP
1 24 (8.92%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.95%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.72%) ISEB
4 6 (2.23%) Degree
5 5 (1.86%) VCP4
6 4 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.49%) PMP
6 4 (1.49%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.74%) IIBA
8 2 (0.74%) CBAP
8 2 (0.74%) CISMP
8 2 (0.74%) CISSP
9 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.37%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.75%) SLA
2 12 (4.46%) QA
3 4 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.37%) GAMP
4 1 (0.37%) GMP
System Software
1 14 (5.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.37%) XenApp
2 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (9.29%) OpenView
2 24 (8.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.37%) OVSD
4 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (24.91%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.04%) HP
3 24 (8.92%) Lotus
4 15 (5.58%) Oracle
5 12 (4.46%) SAP
6 5 (1.86%) VMware
7 4 (1.49%) Trillium
8 3 (1.12%) IBM
8 3 (1.12%) Cognos
8 3 (1.12%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.12%) Google
8 3 (1.12%) Citrix
9 2 (0.74%) Fiserv
9 2 (0.74%) Tableau
9 2 (0.74%) SunGard
10 1 (0.37%) EMC
10 1 (0.37%) Wonderware
10 1 (0.37%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.37%) hybris
10 1 (0.37%) webMethods
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