The first table below looks at the demand for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 18 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 Merseyside 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 45 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.56% 17.96% 21.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.63% 18.78% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 25
Average daily rate £225 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £100 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £55.75 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.30% +317.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £20.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £91.15 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
169 197 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 88.48% 95.63% 92.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 107 116
Average daily rate £315 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 43
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.42 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -43.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £100.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Analyst
North West

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 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
Liverpool +6 26 £310 -10.14% 16
St Helens - 4 £310 -
Wirral 0 1 £225 +50.00% 1
Southport - - - -
Birkenhead - - - - 4
Analyst
North West

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 30 (29.70%) SQL
2 24 (23.76%) Microsoft
2 24 (23.76%) MS Excel
3 21 (20.79%) NHS
4 17 (16.83%) Windows
5 16 (15.84%) Finance
6 13 (12.87%) Retail
6 13 (12.87%) MS Office
7 10 (9.90%) E-Commerce
7 10 (9.90%) Business Analysis
8 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.92%) Windows XP
9 7 (6.93%) PCI DSS
9 7 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
10 6 (5.94%) Active Directory
10 6 (5.94%) Spanish Language
10 6 (5.94%) French Language
10 6 (5.94%) Italian Language
10 6 (5.94%) Windows 7
10 6 (5.94%) Relational Database
11 5 (4.95%) Test Scripting
11 5 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.95%) ISEB
11 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
11 5 (4.95%) Windows 2000
11 5 (4.95%) Data Management
12 4 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (3.96%) Migration
12 4 (3.96%) UML

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (2.97%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.99%) IIS
3 1 (0.99%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (23.76%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.87%) MS Office
3 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.99%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (5.94%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.99%) Big Data
4 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.99%) MySQL
4 1 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.99%) MS Access
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.99%) TestComplete
3 1 (0.99%) Selenium
General
1 16 (15.84%) Finance
2 13 (12.87%) Retail
3 6 (5.94%) Spanish Language
3 6 (5.94%) French Language
3 6 (5.94%) Italian Language
4 3 (2.97%) Danish Language
4 3 (2.97%) Norwegian Language
4 3 (2.97%) Swedish Language
4 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.98%) Law
5 2 (1.98%) Banking
5 2 (1.98%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.99%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.99%) Legal
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) .NET
2 1 (0.99%) WPF
2 1 (0.99%) Ajax
2 1 (0.99%) Spring
2 1 (0.99%) HTML
2 1 (0.99%) J2EE
2 1 (0.99%) Struts
2 1 (0.99%) WinForms
2 1 (0.99%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.79%) NHS
2 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.98%) FMCG
4 1 (0.99%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.99%) IPTV
4 1 (0.99%) PDA
4 1 (0.99%) Statistics
4 1 (0.99%) Informatics
4 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.99%) Health Informatics
4 1 (0.99%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.99%) NPfIT
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.83%) Windows
2 8 (7.92%) Windows XP
3 6 (5.94%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.95%) Windows 2000
5 3 (2.97%) UNIX
6 1 (0.99%) CentOS
6 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.99%) Linux
6 1 (0.99%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.90%) E-Commerce
1 10 (9.90%) Business Analysis
2 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (4.95%) Test Scripting
3 5 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (4.95%) Data Management
4 4 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (3.96%) Migration
4 4 (3.96%) UML
4 4 (3.96%) ITIL
5 3 (2.97%) Integration Testing
5 3 (2.97%) Performance Management
5 3 (2.97%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (2.97%) Data Analysis
5 3 (2.97%) Software Testing
5 3 (2.97%) Project Planning
5 3 (2.97%) Customer Insight
5 3 (2.97%) Validation
5 3 (2.97%) Change Management
5 3 (2.97%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.70%) SQL
2 4 (3.96%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.98%) VBA
3 2 (1.98%) C#
3 2 (1.98%) Java
4 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.99%) PHP
4 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (4.95%) ISEB
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.97%) Degree
4 2 (1.98%) CISSP
4 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.99%) MCTS
5 1 (0.99%) MCPD
5 1 (0.99%) ECDL
5 1 (0.99%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.97%) Solvency II
2 3 (2.97%) SLA
3 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.99%) Xen
2 1 (0.99%) KVM
2 1 (0.99%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.99%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (23.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.97%) Remedy
2 3 (2.97%) HP
2 3 (2.97%) Oracle
3 2 (1.98%) Cognos
4 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.99%) Symantec
4 1 (0.99%) Citrix
4 1 (0.99%) SAP
4 1 (0.99%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.99%) Teradata
4 1 (0.99%) Kofax
4 1 (0.99%) VMware
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