The table below looks at the statistics for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 685 576 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.73% 18.19% 16.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.29% 19.77% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 299 173
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£340 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £129 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 39 46
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.61 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £36.85 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3551 2914 2288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.90% 92.04% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1897 1526 1088
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 206 186
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.64 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.34 £50.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -1 316 £325 +4.83% 91
Cheshire -1 166 £423 +20.71% 68
Merseyside -1 73 £240 +4.34% 21
Lancashire +2 68 £360 +12.94% 21
Cumbria -5 13 - - 2
Analyst
England

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 323 (27.42%) Finance
2 240 (20.37%) Microsoft
3 192 (16.30%) Windows
4 183 (15.53%) SQL
5 160 (13.58%) Business Analysis
6 149 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
7 145 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 140 (11.88%) ITIL
9 130 (11.04%) MS Excel
10 127 (10.78%) MS Office
11 126 (10.70%) Banking
12 94 (7.98%) Active Directory
13 91 (7.72%) Oracle
14 90 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
15 84 (7.13%) QA
16 83 (7.05%) Retail
17 81 (6.88%) Project Management
18 78 (6.62%) Migration
19 77 (6.54%) Data Analysis
20 70 (5.94%) Security Cleared
21 69 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
22 68 (5.77%) Windows 7
23 63 (5.35%) Citrix
24 59 (5.01%) SLA
24 59 (5.01%) SAP
25 58 (4.92%) NHS
26 57 (4.84%) Windows XP
27 56 (4.75%) ISEB
28 54 (4.58%) HP
29 49 (4.16%) SQL Server

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 41 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.63%) SAS
3 28 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 20 (1.70%) IBM Notes
5 12 (1.02%) CICS
6 6 (0.51%) NetWeaver
6 6 (0.51%) IIS
6 6 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.17%) Apache
8 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.085%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.085%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.085%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.085%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.085%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.085%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 130 (11.04%) MS Excel
2 127 (10.78%) MS Office
3 41 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (2.63%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (1.02%) PowerPivot
7 11 (0.93%) MS Project
8 5 (0.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.85%) Maximo
5 9 (0.76%) SAP HR
6 8 (0.68%) Agresso
6 8 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
7 7 (0.59%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.59%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.51%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.42%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.25%) SAP MDM
11 3 (0.25%) SAP APO
11 3 (0.25%) SAP MM
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.68%) Office 365
2 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.085%) Responsys
5 1 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.085%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (0.085%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.085%) SaaS
5 1 (0.085%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.80%) WAN
2 30 (2.55%) Firewall
3 27 (2.29%) LAN
4 22 (1.87%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.78%) SSL
5 21 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (1.70%) Network Security
7 16 (1.36%) VPN
8 15 (1.27%) DHCP
9 14 (1.19%) SAN
10 12 (1.02%) DNS
11 11 (0.93%) Internet
12 6 (0.51%) Wireless
13 5 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (0.42%) DMZ
14 4 (0.34%) Intranet
14 4 (0.34%) VoIP
14 4 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.25%) MPLS
15 3 (0.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.16%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (1.53%) Oracle Database
5 17 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.27%) MS Access
7 14 (1.19%) DB2
8 13 (1.10%) Data Mining
9 10 (0.85%) Base SAS
10 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.68%) QlikView
10 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.59%) SAP BW
11 7 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.59%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Power View
12 6 (0.51%) Big Data
12 6 (0.51%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (0.85%) SoapUI
2 9 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (0.68%) Selenium
4 7 (0.59%) JIRA
5 6 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
5 6 (0.51%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.42%) Subversion
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.25%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.17%) Toad
9 2 (0.17%) Maven
9 2 (0.17%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.17%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.17%) MSI
General
1 323 (27.42%) Finance
2 126 (10.70%) Banking
3 83 (7.05%) Retail
4 43 (3.65%) Manufacturing
5 29 (2.46%) Retail Banking
6 22 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.70%) Marketing
8 19 (1.61%) Legal
9 15 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 15 (1.27%) Billing
10 14 (1.19%) Advertising
11 12 (1.02%) Local Government
12 10 (0.85%) Law
13 8 (0.68%) Games
14 7 (0.59%) Electronics
14 7 (0.59%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.51%) Dutch Language
15 6 (0.51%) German Language
15 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.42%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.53%) .NET
2 10 (0.85%) Web Services
3 9 (0.76%) XML
3 9 (0.76%) HTML
3 9 (0.76%) SOAP
4 7 (0.59%) SAP Basis
4 7 (0.59%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.34%) ISPF
6 3 (0.25%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.25%) JSON
6 3 (0.25%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.25%) CSS
7 2 (0.17%) ODBC
7 2 (0.17%) Middleware
8 1 (0.085%) J2EE
8 1 (0.085%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.085%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.085%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.085%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.085%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 149 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.92%) NHS
3 29 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 18 (1.53%) Mainframe
4 18 (1.53%) PKI
5 17 (1.44%) Blackberry
6 15 (1.27%) Statistics
7 11 (0.93%) User Experience
7 11 (0.93%) Data Integration
8 9 (0.76%) Informatics
9 8 (0.68%) Life Science
9 8 (0.68%) Clustering
9 8 (0.68%) Data Extraction
9 8 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.59%) Open Source
10 7 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.59%) DTV
11 6 (0.51%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.51%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 192 (16.30%) Windows
2 68 (5.77%) Windows 7
3 57 (4.84%) Windows XP
4 37 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (1.95%) UNIX
8 12 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.93%) Linux
10 10 (0.85%) Windows NT
11 8 (0.68%) Android
12 7 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.51%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.51%) VMS
14 5 (0.42%) Solaris
15 4 (0.34%) OpenVMS
15 4 (0.34%) zOS
16 3 (0.25%) BlackBerry OS
17 2 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (13.58%) Business Analysis
2 145 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 140 (11.88%) ITIL
4 90 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (6.88%) Project Management
6 78 (6.62%) Migration
7 77 (6.54%) Data Analysis
8 69 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
9 43 (3.65%) Service Management
10 42 (3.57%) Test Scripting
11 41 (3.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 41 (3.48%) Validation
12 37 (3.14%) Change Management
12 37 (3.14%) Integration Testing
13 33 (2.80%) CRM
13 33 (2.80%) Service Delivery
14 31 (2.63%) Incident Management
14 31 (2.63%) ERP
14 31 (2.63%) PRINCE2
14 31 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 183 (15.53%) SQL
2 30 (2.55%) VBA
3 15 (1.27%) PL/SQL
3 15 (1.27%) Java
4 14 (1.19%) T-SQL
5 13 (1.10%) PowerShell
6 9 (0.76%) VB
7 6 (0.51%) PL/1
8 5 (0.42%) JCL
8 5 (0.42%) VBScript
8 5 (0.42%) C
8 5 (0.42%) C#
9 4 (0.34%) COBOL
9 4 (0.34%) Groovy
10 3 (0.25%) C-shell
10 3 (0.25%) Korn
10 3 (0.25%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.25%) REXX
11 2 (0.17%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.085%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 70 (5.94%) Security Cleared
2 56 (4.75%) ISEB
3 44 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 39 (3.31%) Degree
5 28 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
6 26 (2.21%) CISSP
7 25 (2.12%) ISTQB
8 23 (1.95%) MCP
9 20 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (1.61%) CISMP
10 19 (1.61%) CISM
11 18 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (1.10%) CCENT
14 12 (1.02%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.93%) CCNA
16 9 (0.76%) CCNP
16 9 (0.76%) MCSE
17 8 (0.68%) PMP
18 7 (0.59%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (7.13%) QA
2 59 (5.01%) SLA
3 39 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.34%) GAMP
4 4 (0.34%) GMP
5 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.17%) FATCA
7 1 (0.085%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.085%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 94 (7.98%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.19%) XenApp
3 12 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (0.68%) MetaFrame
7 5 (0.42%) Firmware
7 5 (0.42%) DFS Replication
7 5 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.42%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.17%) vSphere
9 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.085%) Xen
10 1 (0.085%) RACF
10 1 (0.085%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.085%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (2.21%) SCCM
3 18 (1.53%) OpenView
4 16 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.51%) SCOM
6 5 (0.42%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.17%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.17%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.17%) WSUS
8 2 (0.17%) MOM
9 1 (0.085%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.085%) OVSD
9 1 (0.085%) Netcool
9 1 (0.085%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.085%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.085%) Oozie
9 1 (0.085%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 240 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 91 (7.72%) Oracle
3 63 (5.35%) Citrix
4 59 (5.01%) SAP
5 54 (4.58%) HP
6 40 (3.40%) Cisco
7 32 (2.72%) VMware
8 22 (1.87%) Kaspersky
9 21 (1.78%) CheckPoint
10 20 (1.70%) Lotus
11 19 (1.61%) Remedy
12 18 (1.53%) Clearswift
12 18 (1.53%) IBM
13 15 (1.27%) AppSense
14 10 (0.85%) Google
14 10 (0.85%) Cognos
14 10 (0.85%) EMC
15 9 (0.76%) Teradata
16 8 (0.68%) Curam
16 8 (0.68%) Symantec
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