The table below looks at the statistics for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 27 39 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.00% 18.06% 25.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.69% 20.21% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 18
Average daily rate
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£291 £295 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £196 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £595 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 0
Average hourly rate £24.78 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Analyst
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
119 193 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 88.15% 89.35% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 64 62
Average daily rate £310 £312 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 6
Average hourly rate £30.75 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.55% -20.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £29.90 £19.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Analyst in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Analyst across the Chester region.

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Chester region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Analyst across the Chester region.

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Chester region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 15 (25.00%) Windows
2 11 (18.33%) Finance
3 10 (16.67%) SCCM
3 10 (16.67%) SQL
3 10 (16.67%) DHCP
4 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.33%) Clustering
5 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 8 (13.33%) DNS
5 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (13.33%) Hyper-V
6 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
6 7 (11.67%) ITIL
6 7 (11.67%) QA
7 6 (10.00%) SCOM
7 6 (10.00%) Migration
7 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.00%) VMware
7 6 (10.00%) .NET
7 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (10.00%) Linux
7 6 (10.00%) ISEB
7 6 (10.00%) High Availability
7 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.33%) PowerShell

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.33%) SAS
2 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.33%) Lync
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) DHCP
2 8 (13.33%) DNS
3 4 (6.67%) SAN
3 4 (6.67%) Firewall
4 2 (3.33%) Network Security
4 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.67%) Internet
5 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.67%) JMeter
1 1 (1.67%) Selenium
1 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.67%) OpenSTA
1 1 (1.67%) LoadUI
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Retail
3 4 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Local Government
5 1 (1.67%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.67%) French Language
5 1 (1.67%) Norwegian Language
5 1 (1.67%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (1.67%) Swedish Language
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.67%) JSP
2 1 (1.67%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) Flash
2 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Clustering
2 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) IVR
3 4 (6.67%) NHS
4 3 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Social Media
6 1 (1.67%) User Experience
6 1 (1.67%) Firmware
6 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.00%) Linux
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.00%) UNIX
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.33%) AIX
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 7 (11.67%) ITIL
4 6 (10.00%) Migration
4 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (10.00%) High Availability
5 5 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 4 (6.67%) Web Development
6 4 (6.67%) Scrum
6 4 (6.67%) Information Security
6 4 (6.67%) Project Management
6 4 (6.67%) User Stories
7 3 (5.00%) Change Management
7 3 (5.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.33%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.33%) Release Management
8 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.67%) SAS Macro
4 1 (1.67%) C#
4 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) ISEB
2 3 (5.00%) CISSP
2 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.00%) CISM
3 1 (1.67%) GSEC
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) GPEN
3 1 (1.67%) OSCP
3 1 (1.67%) CISA
3 1 (1.67%) MCSE
3 1 (1.67%) CCNP
3 1 (1.67%) CCNA
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 8 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.33%) vSphere
3 1 (1.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) SCCM
2 6 (10.00%) SCOM
3 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.67%) WSUS
5 1 (1.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) VMware
3 4 (6.67%) Citrix
4 3 (5.00%) McAfee
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (1.67%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.67%) NetApp
6 1 (1.67%) HP
6 1 (1.67%) Dell
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