The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
North West / Lancashire
Rank 7 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 41 48 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.95% 10.74% 9.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.15% 11.06% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 28
Median daily rate £350 £328 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £191 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £536 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £43.43 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.12% +97.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.77 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +1.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
239 434 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 93.00% 97.09% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 274 234
Median daily rate £375 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 67 25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +49.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £46.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Lancashire region that featured Analyst in the job title.

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +7 15 £360 +5.88%
Blackburn - 7 £325 - 1
Preston -8 3 £290 +152.17% 4
Lancaster - 3 - -
Analyst
North West

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.27%) Finance
3 23 (28.05%) Business Analysis
4 21 (25.61%) Use Case
5 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
6 18 (21.95%) Open Source
7 17 (20.73%) Project Management
8 15 (18.29%) Windows
8 15 (18.29%) UML
8 15 (18.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (17.07%) MS PowerPoint
10 13 (15.85%) OO
10 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
10 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
10 13 (15.85%) ISEB
11 12 (14.63%) OOA/OOD
11 12 (14.63%) JIRA
11 12 (14.63%) Service Design
12 11 (13.41%) SC Cleared
12 11 (13.41%) Agile Project Management
12 11 (13.41%) PRINCE2
12 11 (13.41%) Unix
13 10 (12.20%) ITIL
13 10 (12.20%) Linux
13 10 (12.20%) SQL
13 10 (12.20%) Data Analysis
13 10 (12.20%) Test Scripting
14 9 (10.98%) IaaS
14 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (10.98%) Retail

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.32%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.10%) Apache
3 4 (4.88%) SAS
3 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (17.07%) MS PowerPoint
2 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.10%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.88%) MS Office
5 1 (1.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.22%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) IaaS
2 5 (6.10%) PaaS
2 5 (6.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) PowerPivot
2 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.44%) DB2
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Power View
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.44%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.22%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (14.63%) JIRA
2 3 (3.66%) Selenium
3 2 (2.44%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.44%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.22%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.22%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.22%) Rational Robot
General
1 24 (29.27%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Retail
3 7 (8.54%) Marketing
4 3 (3.66%) Banking
4 3 (3.66%) General Ledger
4 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.22%) Automotive
6 1 (1.22%) Legal
6 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) EDI
2 1 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.88%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.88%) Tandem
4 3 (3.66%) NHS
4 3 (3.66%) RIA
5 2 (2.44%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.22%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Windows
2 11 (13.41%) Unix
3 10 (12.20%) Linux
4 8 (9.76%) Windows XP
5 6 (7.32%) AIX
5 6 (7.32%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.05%) Business Analysis
3 21 (25.61%) Use Case
4 18 (21.95%) Open Source
5 17 (20.73%) Project Management
6 15 (18.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (18.29%) UML
7 13 (15.85%) OO
8 12 (14.63%) OOA/OOD
8 12 (14.63%) Service Design
9 11 (13.41%) Agile Project Management
9 11 (13.41%) PRINCE2
10 10 (12.20%) Data Analysis
10 10 (12.20%) ITIL
10 10 (12.20%) Test Scripting
11 9 (10.98%) Data Management
12 7 (8.54%) Asset Management
12 7 (8.54%) CRM
12 7 (8.54%) Waterfall
13 6 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) SQL
2 5 (6.10%) Java
3 4 (4.88%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.88%) Python
4 1 (1.22%) C#
4 1 (1.22%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.85%) ISEB
3 11 (13.41%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.32%) CBAP
4 6 (7.32%) IIBA
5 4 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.22%) CCNA
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) QA
2 5 (6.10%) PMO
3 3 (3.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.66%) SLA
4 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.22%) GMP
4 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.76%) Oracle
3 4 (4.88%) SaltStack
4 2 (2.44%) Citrix
4 2 (2.44%) Lotus
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco
5 1 (1.22%) HP
5 1 (1.22%) Sage
5 1 (1.22%) Tableau