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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 580 452 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.24% 15.28% 15.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.94% 16.64% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 219 266
Average daily rate
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£319 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.82% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £193 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 68 54
Average hourly rate £14.62 £17.50 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.45% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.31 £32.19 £29.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
2909 2717 3100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.48% 91.85% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1347 1558
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 204 212
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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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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 +1 277 £313 +0.40% 94
Cheshire +3 165 £311 -2.42% 47
Lancashire -3 57 £313 +17.92% 19
Merseyside +1 39 £363 +7.40% 11
Cumbria -5 3 £425 - 3
Analyst
England

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 270 (22.30%) Finance
2 206 (17.01%) Microsoft
3 201 (16.60%) Analytical Skills
4 180 (14.86%) Business Analysis
5 177 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
6 176 (14.53%) Windows
7 167 (13.79%) SQL
8 144 (11.89%) MS Excel
9 134 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 121 (9.99%) ITIL
11 115 (9.50%) MS Office
12 107 (8.84%) Banking
13 89 (7.35%) NHS
14 85 (7.02%) SQL Server
15 82 (6.77%) Retail
16 81 (6.69%) Project Management
17 80 (6.61%) Oracle
18 79 (6.52%) Migration
19 72 (5.95%) Active Directory
20 64 (5.28%) Security Cleared
21 61 (5.04%) Data Modelling
22 60 (4.95%) Data Analysis
23 58 (4.79%) ISEB
24 55 (4.54%) Scrum
25 53 (4.38%) UML
26 51 (4.21%) SC Cleared
26 51 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
27 50 (4.13%) E-Commerce
28 49 (4.05%) MS Visio
28 49 (4.05%) SAP

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 44 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.24%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (0.99%) CMS
4 12 (0.99%) IBM Notes
5 11 (0.91%) CICS
6 9 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.74%) SAS
7 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.50%) MQSeries
7 6 (0.50%) Lync
7 6 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.41%) Escenic
8 5 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.25%) IIS
10 3 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 144 (11.89%) MS Excel
2 115 (9.50%) MS Office
3 49 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 36 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (1.49%) MS Project
6 7 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.17%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.083%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
4 7 (0.58%) ResourceLink
4 7 (0.58%) CSG Singleview
4 7 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.58%) Maximo
5 6 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.33%) assyst
7 3 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.083%) Magento
9 1 (0.083%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.083%) GoldMine
9 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.083%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.40%) Wireless
2 16 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.24%) DHCP
4 14 (1.16%) Firewall
4 14 (1.16%) DNS
4 14 (1.16%) WAN
5 12 (0.99%) SAN
6 10 (0.83%) VoIP
7 9 (0.74%) VPN
8 8 (0.66%) Intranet
8 8 (0.66%) LAN
9 7 (0.58%) FTP
9 7 (0.58%) Internet
10 6 (0.50%) HTTP
10 6 (0.50%) Network Security
11 4 (0.33%) IPsec
11 4 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.33%) OSPF
12 3 (0.25%) NAS
12 3 (0.25%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 22 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (1.24%) RDBMS
7 12 (0.99%) MS Access
8 11 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.66%) Big Data
10 7 (0.58%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.50%) SAP BW
11 6 (0.50%) DB2
11 6 (0.50%) MySQL
11 6 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.41%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.41%) QlikView
12 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (1.32%) JIRA
2 13 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (0.99%) Selenium
4 10 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
6 5 (0.41%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.33%) TestComplete
7 4 (0.33%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.25%) MSTest
8 3 (0.25%) Toad
8 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.17%) Zephyr
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.083%) Sahi
10 1 (0.083%) OpenSTA
10 1 (0.083%) RSpec
10 1 (0.083%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.083%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.083%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.083%) LoadUI
General
1 270 (22.30%) Finance
2 107 (8.84%) Banking
3 82 (6.77%) Retail
4 41 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.31%) Marketing
6 20 (1.65%) Advertising
7 19 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.49%) Billing
8 18 (1.49%) Retail Banking
9 17 (1.40%) Legal
10 11 (0.91%) Back Office
10 11 (0.91%) Local Government
11 10 (0.83%) Electronics
12 5 (0.41%) Publishing
13 4 (0.33%) French Language
14 3 (0.25%) German Language
14 3 (0.25%) Norwegian Language
14 3 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.25%) Swedish Language
14 3 (0.25%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.97%) .NET
2 24 (1.98%) HTML
3 18 (1.49%) Web Services
3 18 (1.49%) XML
4 17 (1.40%) CSS
5 11 (0.91%) jQuery
5 11 (0.91%) J2EE
6 10 (0.83%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.66%) Ajax
7 8 (0.66%) Regular Expression
8 7 (0.58%) HTML5
8 7 (0.58%) Middleware
8 7 (0.58%) Spring
9 6 (0.50%) Struts
10 5 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (0.41%) CSS3
10 5 (0.41%) Java RMI
10 5 (0.41%) EJB
10 5 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (0.41%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 201 (16.60%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (7.35%) NHS
3 41 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 19 (1.57%) Mainframe
5 11 (0.91%) IVR
6 10 (0.83%) Clustering
6 10 (0.83%) DTV
6 10 (0.83%) CMDB
6 10 (0.83%) Statistics
7 9 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (0.66%) Open Source
9 7 (0.58%) Reference Data
9 7 (0.58%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.41%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.41%) iPad
11 5 (0.41%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.33%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.33%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 176 (14.53%) Windows
2 48 (3.96%) UNIX
3 44 (3.63%) Windows 7
4 40 (3.30%) Windows XP
5 34 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (2.56%) Linux
7 30 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.74%) AIX
9 7 (0.58%) Windows Vista
9 7 (0.58%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.50%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.41%) Android
11 5 (0.41%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.33%) Solaris
12 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.25%) HPUX
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.083%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (14.86%) Business Analysis
2 177 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 121 (9.99%) ITIL
5 81 (6.69%) Project Management
6 79 (6.52%) Migration
7 61 (5.04%) Data Modelling
8 60 (4.95%) Data Analysis
9 55 (4.54%) Scrum
10 53 (4.38%) UML
11 51 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 50 (4.13%) E-Commerce
13 47 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
14 41 (3.39%) Use Case
15 38 (3.14%) Information Security
16 36 (2.97%) Validation
16 36 (2.97%) Test Scripting
17 35 (2.89%) User Stories
17 35 (2.89%) CRM
17 35 (2.89%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 167 (13.79%) SQL
2 31 (2.56%) T-SQL
3 23 (1.90%) VBA
4 17 (1.40%) VB
5 15 (1.24%) Java
6 14 (1.16%) C#
7 13 (1.07%) Perl
8 11 (0.91%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.91%) C
9 10 (0.83%) Scala
10 9 (0.74%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.66%) COBOL
12 6 (0.50%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.33%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.33%) Assembly Language
14 3 (0.25%) X++
14 3 (0.25%) ABAP
15 2 (0.17%) JCL
15 2 (0.17%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (5.28%) Security Cleared
2 58 (4.79%) ISEB
3 51 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.73%) Degree
5 22 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 19 (1.57%) MCP
7 18 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (1.32%) ISTQB
9 15 (1.24%) CCNA
9 15 (1.24%) CISSP
9 15 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.83%) CISM
10 10 (0.83%) CCNP
11 9 (0.74%) MCSE
12 8 (0.66%) CBAP
13 7 (0.58%) IIBA
13 7 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.50%) GIAC
14 6 (0.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.80%) SLA
2 36 (2.97%) QA
3 11 (0.91%) COBIT
4 6 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.33%) Basel III
6 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.25%) BS7799
7 1 (0.083%) WCAG
7 1 (0.083%) HL7
7 1 (0.083%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 72 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.41%) XenApp
5 5 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.25%) RACF
8 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.17%) XenServer
8 2 (0.17%) vSphere
9 1 (0.083%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.083%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.083%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 22 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.49%) SCCM
3 12 (0.99%) OpenView
4 11 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (0.74%) SCOM
6 8 (0.66%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.41%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.25%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.17%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.17%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.17%) WSUS
10 1 (0.083%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.083%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.083%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.083%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 206 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 80 (6.61%) Oracle
3 49 (4.05%) SAP
4 41 (3.39%) HP
5 40 (3.30%) Citrix
6 27 (2.23%) VMware
7 26 (2.15%) Cisco
8 19 (1.57%) ServiceNow
9 18 (1.49%) Remedy
10 17 (1.40%) IBM
11 13 (1.07%) Lotus
12 12 (0.99%) CA
13 11 (0.91%) Business Objects
13 11 (0.91%) Avaya
14 10 (0.83%) Cognos
15 9 (0.74%) Splunk
16 8 (0.66%) Nortel
17 7 (0.58%) SolarWinds
17 7 (0.58%) Talend
17 7 (0.58%) Siebel
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