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 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 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 582 449 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.63% 15.67% 15.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.25% 16.98% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 220 275
Average daily rate
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£310 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £193 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 70 56
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.62 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.00%
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
2874 2645 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.00% 92.29% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 1315 1547
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 203 218
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.50
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 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 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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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 +1 279 £314 +1.20% 87
Cheshire +1 164 £309 -2.13% 48
Lancashire 0 53 £273 +5.01% 9
Merseyside +3 40 £388 +19.23% 12
Cumbria -4 2 £427 - 2
Analyst
England

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 255 (21.98%) Finance
2 196 (16.90%) Microsoft
3 171 (14.74%) Windows
3 171 (14.74%) Business Analysis
4 153 (13.19%) SQL
5 133 (11.47%) MS Excel
6 123 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 122 (10.52%) ITIL
8 103 (8.88%) MS Office
9 95 (8.19%) Banking
10 90 (7.76%) NHS
11 82 (7.07%) SQL Server
12 81 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
13 78 (6.72%) Project Management
14 71 (6.12%) Retail
14 71 (6.12%) Active Directory
15 68 (5.86%) Oracle
16 67 (5.78%) Migration
17 60 (5.17%) Data Analysis
18 59 (5.09%) Security Cleared
19 58 (5.00%) ISEB
20 56 (4.83%) Data Modelling
21 52 (4.48%) Scrum
22 51 (4.40%) UML
23 50 (4.31%) E-Commerce
24 49 (4.22%) MS Visio
25 48 (4.14%) SAP
26 47 (4.05%) UNIX
27 46 (3.97%) Citrix
27 46 (3.97%) SC Cleared

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 43 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.72%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (0.95%) CMS
5 10 (0.86%) SAS
6 9 (0.78%) CICS
6 9 (0.78%) IBM Notes
7 8 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.52%) MQSeries
9 6 (0.52%) Lync
10 5 (0.43%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (0.43%) Escenic
10 5 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.43%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.26%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 133 (11.47%) MS Excel
2 103 (8.88%) MS Office
3 49 (4.22%) MS Visio
4 31 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (1.55%) MS Project
6 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.086%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.086%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.69%) Maximo
4 7 (0.60%) CSG Singleview
4 7 (0.60%) ResourceLink
5 6 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
5 6 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
5 6 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.34%) assyst
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.26%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.086%) Agresso
9 1 (0.086%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.086%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.086%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.086%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.38%) DHCP
1 16 (1.38%) Wireless
2 15 (1.29%) DNS
3 13 (1.12%) Firewall
4 12 (1.03%) SAN
4 12 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.95%) WAN
6 9 (0.78%) LAN
7 8 (0.69%) VPN
8 7 (0.60%) Intranet
8 7 (0.60%) VoIP
9 6 (0.52%) Network Security
10 5 (0.43%) Internet
11 4 (0.34%) FTP
11 4 (0.34%) IPsec
12 3 (0.26%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.26%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.26%) SMS
12 3 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.26%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 22 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.21%) RDBMS
7 13 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (0.86%) MS Access
10 8 (0.69%) Big Data
10 8 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (0.60%) QlikView
12 6 (0.52%) DB2
12 6 (0.52%) MySQL
12 6 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.43%) SAP BW
13 5 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.43%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (1.29%) JIRA
2 12 (1.03%) Selenium
3 9 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (0.34%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.34%) TestComplete
7 3 (0.26%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.17%) MSTest
8 2 (0.17%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.086%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.086%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.086%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.086%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.086%) Toad
9 1 (0.086%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.086%) JMeter
9 1 (0.086%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.086%) LSMW
General
1 255 (21.98%) Finance
2 95 (8.19%) Banking
3 71 (6.12%) Retail
4 36 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.50%) Marketing
6 19 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.47%) Billing
7 17 (1.47%) Legal
8 16 (1.38%) Advertising
9 13 (1.12%) Back Office
9 13 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 10 (0.86%) Local Government
10 10 (0.86%) Electronics
11 6 (0.52%) Publishing
12 4 (0.34%) French Language
13 3 (0.26%) German Language
13 3 (0.26%) Norwegian Language
13 3 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
13 3 (0.26%) Swedish Language
13 3 (0.26%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.10%) .NET
2 23 (1.98%) HTML
3 15 (1.29%) CSS
3 15 (1.29%) Web Services
4 13 (1.12%) XML
5 11 (0.95%) J2EE
5 11 (0.95%) jQuery
6 9 (0.78%) Regular Expression
7 8 (0.69%) Ajax
7 8 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.60%) HTML5
9 6 (0.52%) Spring
9 6 (0.52%) Struts
10 5 (0.43%) EJB
10 5 (0.43%) Java RMI
10 5 (0.43%) LAMP
10 5 (0.43%) Hibernate
10 5 (0.43%) JSF
10 5 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (0.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.76%) NHS
2 35 (3.02%) Management Information System
3 17 (1.47%) Mainframe
4 11 (0.95%) Clustering
4 11 (0.95%) Statistics
5 10 (0.86%) CMDB
5 10 (0.86%) DTV
6 9 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (0.69%) Blackberry
8 7 (0.60%) IVR
8 7 (0.60%) Open Source
9 6 (0.52%) iPad
9 6 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.43%) Smartphone
10 5 (0.43%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.43%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (0.34%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.34%) Data Extraction
11 4 (0.34%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 171 (14.74%) Windows
2 47 (4.05%) UNIX
3 39 (3.36%) Windows 7
4 38 (3.28%) Windows XP
5 34 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (2.67%) Linux
7 29 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.78%) AIX
9 7 (0.60%) Windows Vista
9 7 (0.60%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.52%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.43%) Windows NT
11 5 (0.43%) Android
12 4 (0.34%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.26%) HPUX
13 3 (0.26%) Solaris
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.086%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (14.74%) Business Analysis
2 123 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 122 (10.52%) ITIL
4 81 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (6.72%) Project Management
6 67 (5.78%) Migration
7 60 (5.17%) Data Analysis
8 56 (4.83%) Data Modelling
9 52 (4.48%) Scrum
10 51 (4.40%) UML
11 50 (4.31%) E-Commerce
12 44 (3.79%) Use Case
12 44 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
13 43 (3.71%) Business Intelligence
14 40 (3.45%) Information Security
15 39 (3.36%) Test Scripting
16 36 (3.10%) CRM
17 33 (2.84%) Systems Analysis
18 31 (2.67%) User Stories
19 30 (2.59%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (13.19%) SQL
2 27 (2.33%) T-SQL
3 18 (1.55%) VBA
4 17 (1.47%) Java
5 14 (1.21%) Perl
5 14 (1.21%) VB
6 12 (1.03%) C#
7 11 (0.95%) JavaScript
8 10 (0.86%) Scala
9 7 (0.60%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.60%) C
10 6 (0.52%) COBOL
10 6 (0.52%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.34%) Assembly Language
13 3 (0.26%) ABAP
14 2 (0.17%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.17%) PHP
15 1 (0.086%) RPG
15 1 (0.086%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (5.09%) Security Cleared
2 58 (5.00%) ISEB
3 46 (3.97%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.50%) Degree
5 23 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (1.47%) MCP
6 17 (1.47%) ISTQB
7 16 (1.38%) CISSP
7 16 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.12%) CCNA
9 10 (0.86%) CISM
10 9 (0.78%) CCNP
11 8 (0.69%) MCSE
12 7 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.60%) GIAC
12 7 (0.60%) CRISC
12 7 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.52%) CBAP
13 6 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.53%) SLA
2 32 (2.76%) QA
3 11 (0.95%) COBIT
4 6 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.43%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.34%) Basel III
7 3 (0.26%) BS7799
8 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.086%) WCAG
8 1 (0.086%) HL7
8 1 (0.086%) JSP 440
System Software
1 71 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.52%) XenApp
5 4 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.26%) RACF
6 3 (0.26%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.17%) XenServer
7 2 (0.17%) vSphere
8 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.086%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.086%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.086%) NDS
8 1 (0.086%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.086%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 17 (1.47%) SCCM
2 16 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.86%) OpenView
4 9 (0.78%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (0.69%) SCOM
6 5 (0.43%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.26%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.17%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.17%) WSUS
8 2 (0.17%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.086%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.086%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.086%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 196 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 68 (5.86%) Oracle
3 48 (4.14%) SAP
4 46 (3.97%) Citrix
5 36 (3.10%) HP
6 25 (2.16%) Cisco
6 25 (2.16%) VMware
7 18 (1.55%) Remedy
8 14 (1.21%) IBM
9 13 (1.12%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.03%) Business Objects
11 11 (0.95%) Splunk
12 10 (0.86%) Cognos
13 9 (0.78%) Avaya
13 9 (0.78%) CA
13 9 (0.78%) Lotus
14 8 (0.69%) Siebel
15 7 (0.60%) Nortel
15 7 (0.60%) iSOFT
15 7 (0.60%) Talend
Liverpool, Merseyside
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £17000 - £20000 Per Annum Bonus, Life Insurance + Other Bene
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 to £16 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum 6 months fixed term
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day (3 months contract)
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £420 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Robert Walters
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £208.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Lancashire
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