The table below looks at the statistics for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 73 57 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 41.71% 29.84% 52.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 44.24% 32.39% 54.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 43 102
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£415 £367 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -2.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £432 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.88 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.58% -3.33%
Analyst
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax 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
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
165 176 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 94.29% 92.15% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 121 174
Average daily rate £425 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.53% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £24.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 81 (63.78%) Finance
2 53 (41.73%) Banking
3 36 (28.35%) Retail
4 35 (27.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (19.69%) SQL
6 22 (17.32%) SAS
7 19 (14.96%) Data Analysis
8 17 (13.39%) Business Analysis
8 17 (13.39%) Retail Banking
8 17 (13.39%) MS Excel
9 15 (11.81%) Test Scripting
10 13 (10.24%) QA
10 13 (10.24%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (8.66%) Credit Risk
11 11 (8.66%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (7.09%) VBA
13 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
13 9 (7.09%) MS PowerPoint
14 8 (6.30%) Business Objects
14 8 (6.30%) Microsoft
14 8 (6.30%) ISEB
15 7 (5.51%) Change Management
15 7 (5.51%) Back Office
15 7 (5.51%) ETL
15 7 (5.51%) MS Access
15 7 (5.51%) Software Testing
15 7 (5.51%) ISTQB
15 7 (5.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 22 (17.32%) SAS
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.15%) MS Office
4 3 (2.36%) MS Project
5 2 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) ATM
2 1 (0.79%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.24%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.51%) MS Access
3 7 (5.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 6 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.94%) Xcelsius
5 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.57%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (1.57%) Essbase
7 1 (0.79%) OLAP
7 1 (0.79%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.57%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.57%) Rational Rose
General
1 81 (63.78%) Finance
2 53 (41.73%) Banking
3 36 (28.35%) Retail
4 17 (13.39%) Retail Banking
5 7 (5.51%) Back Office
6 3 (2.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.94%) XML
2 3 (2.36%) XSLT
3 2 (1.57%) Drools
3 2 (1.57%) .NET
4 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.66%) Credit Risk
2 4 (3.15%) Mainframe
2 4 (3.15%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.79%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (14.96%) Data Analysis
3 17 (13.39%) Business Analysis
4 15 (11.81%) Test Scripting
5 10 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (5.51%) Change Management
7 7 (5.51%) ETL
7 7 (5.51%) Software Testing
8 5 (3.94%) Validation
8 5 (3.94%) Mobile Commerce
8 5 (3.94%) Project Management
9 4 (3.15%) Data Modelling
10 3 (2.36%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (2.36%) Business Transformation
10 3 (2.36%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (2.36%) Business Process Mapping
10 3 (2.36%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.36%) UML
10 3 (2.36%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.69%) SQL
2 9 (7.09%) VBA
3 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.79%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 8 (6.30%) ISEB
2 7 (5.51%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.24%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.79%) EMIR
3 1 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.79%) COREP
3 1 (0.79%) FINREP
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) MiFID
3 1 (0.79%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (6.30%) Business Objects
1 8 (6.30%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.72%) Teradata
3 2 (1.57%) HP
4 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle
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