The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 3 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 40 35 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.33% 14.23% 21.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.18% 15.63% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 20
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£388 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £463 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.00%
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
220 224 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 89.80% 91.06% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 131 86
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £525 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 28
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £22.60 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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
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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
Liverpool +2 27 £375 -9.09% 9
Wirral +2 2 - -
St Helens +1 2 £355 -
Birkenhead - - - -
Southport - - - - 1
Analyst
North West

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (25.61%) SQL
2 13 (15.85%) Finance
3 12 (14.63%) NHS
3 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
4 11 (13.41%) MS Excel
5 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
5 10 (12.20%) ISEB
5 10 (12.20%) Software Testing
6 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (9.76%) .NET
7 8 (9.76%) Windows
8 7 (8.54%) Retail
8 7 (8.54%) QA
9 6 (7.32%) Relational Database
9 6 (7.32%) Business Analysis
9 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
10 5 (6.10%) Automated Testing
10 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (6.10%) SAP
10 5 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (6.10%) Active Directory
10 5 (6.10%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (6.10%) V-Model
10 5 (6.10%) Solvency II
10 5 (6.10%) Security Testing
10 5 (6.10%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.10%) Statistics
10 5 (6.10%) ISTQB

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.44%) MS Project Server
1 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) SAS
2 1 (1.22%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (13.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Project
2 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) SAN
1 2 (2.44%) NAS
2 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.22%) Internet
2 1 (1.22%) PBX
2 1 (1.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.22%) QlikView
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.22%) Big Data
5 1 (1.22%) DTS
5 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (4.88%) Selenium
2 4 (4.88%) TestComplete
3 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Retail
3 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.88%) Marketing
5 3 (3.66%) Banking
5 3 (3.66%) Electronics
5 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.44%) Publishing
6 2 (2.44%) Games
7 1 (1.22%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.22%) Local Government
7 1 (1.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) .NET
2 2 (2.44%) HTML
2 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.22%) J2EE
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.22%) Struts
3 1 (1.22%) Middleware
3 1 (1.22%) Spring
3 1 (1.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) NHS
2 5 (6.10%) Statistics
3 3 (3.66%) DTV
4 2 (2.44%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.44%) EMC Centera
4 2 (2.44%) Firmware
4 2 (2.44%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.22%) Social Gaming
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.22%) Economics
5 1 (1.22%) Online Games
5 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.22%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) Windows
2 3 (3.66%) Windows 2000
2 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
2 3 (3.66%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.22%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.20%) Software Testing
2 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (7.32%) Business Analysis
5 5 (6.10%) Automated Testing
5 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.10%) Security Testing
5 5 (6.10%) Integration Testing
5 5 (6.10%) V-Model
6 4 (4.88%) Load Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Test Automation
6 4 (4.88%) Statistical Modelling
6 4 (4.88%) Automation Testing
6 4 (4.88%) TDD
6 4 (4.88%) CRM
6 4 (4.88%) ITIL
7 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.66%) Regression Testing
7 3 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.66%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.61%) SQL
2 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.44%) C#
3 2 (2.44%) VB
4 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.22%) Java
4 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) ISEB
2 5 (6.10%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) HND
5 1 (1.22%) Degree
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ACCA
5 1 (1.22%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) QA
2 5 (6.10%) Solvency II
3 3 (3.66%) SLA
4 1 (1.22%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) SAP
3 4 (4.88%) Cisco
4 3 (3.66%) Siebel
4 3 (3.66%) Remedy
5 2 (2.44%) Greenplum
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle
5 2 (2.44%) EMC
5 2 (2.44%) Citrix
5 2 (2.44%) NetApp
6 1 (1.22%) iSOFT
6 1 (1.22%) Unisys
6 1 (1.22%) Facebook
6 1 (1.22%) Teradata
6 1 (1.22%) HP
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