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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 697 563 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.98% 18.37% 17.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.37% 19.88% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 305 189
Average daily rate
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£330 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £130 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 29 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £26.52 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
3422 2832 2183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.17% 92.40% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1942 1531 1046
Average daily rate £388 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 178 173
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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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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 -1 297 £325 +8.33% 96
Cheshire -3 159 £400 +22.13% 37
Lancashire +5 94 £335 +1.51% 17
Merseyside +1 71 £200 - 13
Cumbria -2 13 £120 -60.00% 2
Analyst
England

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 354 (28.23%) Finance
2 229 (18.26%) Microsoft
3 192 (15.31%) Windows
4 183 (14.59%) SQL
5 182 (14.51%) Business Analysis
6 167 (13.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 149 (11.88%) Banking
8 146 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
9 140 (11.16%) ITIL
10 136 (10.85%) MS Excel
11 130 (10.37%) MS Office
12 113 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
13 98 (7.81%) Project Management
13 98 (7.81%) Active Directory
14 95 (7.58%) Retail
15 91 (7.26%) Oracle
16 86 (6.86%) QA
17 82 (6.54%) Data Analysis
18 76 (6.06%) Security Cleared
19 74 (5.90%) Windows 7
20 73 (5.82%) Migration
21 71 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
22 70 (5.58%) Citrix
23 68 (5.42%) SAP
24 58 (4.63%) ISEB
24 58 (4.63%) NHS
25 57 (4.55%) SLA
26 56 (4.47%) SQL Server
27 55 (4.39%) Windows XP
28 54 (4.31%) Validation

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.15%) SAS
3 24 (1.91%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.04%) IBM Notes
5 7 (0.56%) CICS
6 5 (0.40%) IIS
6 5 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.24%) Exstream Dialogue
7 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.16%) Apache
8 2 (0.16%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.16%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.16%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.16%) Lync
9 1 (0.080%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.080%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.080%) TPMS
Applications
1 136 (10.85%) MS Excel
2 130 (10.37%) MS Office
3 42 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.36%) MS Project
6 13 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.96%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.40%) SPSS
9 1 (0.080%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.80%) SAP HR
4 8 (0.64%) Agresso
5 7 (0.56%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.56%) SAP Payroll
5 7 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.48%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.32%) Exstream
8 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.24%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.24%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.72%) Office 365
2 6 (0.48%) Google Analytics
2 6 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.080%) Symantec.cloud
4 1 (0.080%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.95%) Firewall
2 34 (2.71%) WAN
3 26 (2.07%) LAN
3 26 (2.07%) SSL
4 24 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (1.75%) Network Security
6 19 (1.52%) TCP/IP
7 18 (1.44%) SAN
8 14 (1.12%) VPN
8 14 (1.12%) Internet
9 13 (1.04%) DHCP
10 12 (0.96%) DNS
11 6 (0.48%) Intranet
11 6 (0.48%) Wireless
12 4 (0.32%) SMS
12 4 (0.32%) Broadband
13 3 (0.24%) VoIP
13 3 (0.24%) ATM
13 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (1.44%) MS Access
6 17 (1.36%) Oracle Database
7 16 (1.28%) Data Mining
8 12 (0.96%) DB2
8 12 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (0.96%) QlikView
9 10 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
11 8 (0.64%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.56%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.56%) Base SAS
13 6 (0.48%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Power View
13 6 (0.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 13 (1.04%) SoapUI
2 9 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (0.48%) Selenium
4 6 (0.48%) Subversion
4 6 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.40%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.40%) JIRA
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.16%) Maven
8 2 (0.16%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.16%) MSI
8 2 (0.16%) Toad
8 2 (0.16%) Moq
8 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
General
1 354 (28.23%) Finance
2 149 (11.88%) Banking
3 95 (7.58%) Retail
4 40 (3.19%) Retail Banking
5 39 (3.11%) Manufacturing
6 27 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.59%) Legal
8 18 (1.44%) Marketing
9 17 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (1.12%) Billing
11 11 (0.88%) Advertising
12 10 (0.80%) General Ledger
13 9 (0.72%) Local Government
13 9 (0.72%) Law
14 8 (0.64%) Electronics
15 6 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.48%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.48%) Dutch Language
15 6 (0.48%) German Language
16 4 (0.32%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.67%) .NET
2 16 (1.28%) Web Services
3 12 (0.96%) HTML
4 11 (0.88%) SOAP
5 7 (0.56%) Application Packaging
6 6 (0.48%) XML
6 6 (0.48%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.32%) SAP Basis
7 4 (0.32%) ISPF
7 4 (0.32%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.32%) JSON
8 3 (0.24%) Middleware
9 2 (0.16%) CSS
9 2 (0.16%) ODBC
10 1 (0.080%) J2EE
10 1 (0.080%) Classic ASP
10 1 (0.080%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.080%) RESTful
10 1 (0.080%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 146 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.63%) NHS
3 40 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.79%) Data Centre
5 24 (1.91%) PKI
6 18 (1.44%) Mainframe
7 17 (1.36%) Blackberry
8 13 (1.04%) Statistics
9 10 (0.80%) User Experience
10 9 (0.72%) Visualisation
10 9 (0.72%) Informatics
10 9 (0.72%) Life Science
11 8 (0.64%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.64%) Data Integration
11 8 (0.64%) DTV
11 8 (0.64%) Thin Client
11 8 (0.64%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.56%) iPhone
12 7 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 192 (15.31%) Windows
2 74 (5.90%) Windows 7
3 55 (4.39%) Windows XP
4 38 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (2.15%) UNIX
7 18 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.80%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.56%) Android
11 6 (0.48%) Linux
12 5 (0.40%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.40%) Solaris
12 5 (0.40%) VMS
13 4 (0.32%) OpenVMS
13 4 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.32%) zOS
14 3 (0.24%) BlackBerry OS
15 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (14.51%) Business Analysis
2 167 (13.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 140 (11.16%) ITIL
4 113 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (7.81%) Project Management
6 82 (6.54%) Data Analysis
7 73 (5.82%) Migration
8 71 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
9 54 (4.31%) Validation
10 49 (3.91%) Change Management
11 45 (3.59%) PRINCE2
12 44 (3.51%) Service Management
13 43 (3.43%) Test Scripting
14 40 (3.19%) Incident Management
15 39 (3.11%) Continuous Improvement
15 39 (3.11%) Service Delivery
16 38 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
17 36 (2.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 34 (2.71%) Integration Testing
19 29 (2.31%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 183 (14.59%) SQL
2 25 (1.99%) VBA
3 18 (1.44%) T-SQL
4 14 (1.12%) Java
5 13 (1.04%) PL/SQL
6 9 (0.72%) C
6 9 (0.72%) PowerShell
7 8 (0.64%) C#
7 8 (0.64%) VB
8 5 (0.40%) Groovy
9 4 (0.32%) JCL
9 4 (0.32%) PL/1
9 4 (0.32%) VBScript
10 3 (0.24%) COBOL
10 3 (0.24%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.24%) REXX
10 3 (0.24%) Korn
10 3 (0.24%) C-shell
11 2 (0.16%) R
11 2 (0.16%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 76 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 58 (4.63%) ISEB
3 46 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 44 (3.51%) Degree
5 33 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
6 31 (2.47%) CISSP
7 25 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (1.91%) CISM
8 24 (1.91%) CISMP
9 22 (1.75%) ISTQB
10 20 (1.59%) MCP
11 17 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (1.20%) CCENT
13 12 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (0.88%) CCA
15 10 (0.80%) MCSE
15 10 (0.80%) CCNA
15 10 (0.80%) PMI Certification
15 10 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (6.86%) QA
2 57 (4.55%) SLA
3 47 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.56%) FATCA
5 4 (0.32%) GAMP
5 4 (0.32%) GMP
6 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.080%) FINREP
System Software
1 98 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.52%) XenApp
3 12 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (0.64%) MetaFrame
5 7 (0.56%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.48%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.24%) Firmware
7 3 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.16%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.080%) RACF
9 1 (0.080%) Xen
9 1 (0.080%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.080%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.080%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 29 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (1.91%) SCCM
3 14 (1.12%) OpenView
4 11 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.40%) SCOM
6 3 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.16%) MOM
7 2 (0.16%) WSUS
7 2 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.16%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.080%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.080%) OVSD
8 1 (0.080%) Netcool
8 1 (0.080%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.080%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.080%) Oozie
8 1 (0.080%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.080%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 229 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 91 (7.26%) Oracle
3 70 (5.58%) Citrix
4 68 (5.42%) SAP
5 51 (4.07%) HP
6 49 (3.91%) Cisco
7 37 (2.95%) VMware
8 27 (2.15%) Kaspersky
9 26 (2.07%) CheckPoint
10 24 (1.91%) Remedy
11 23 (1.83%) Clearswift
12 20 (1.59%) AppSense
13 17 (1.36%) IBM
14 13 (1.04%) Lotus
15 12 (0.96%) Teradata
16 10 (0.80%) Google
16 10 (0.80%) EMC
16 10 (0.80%) Cognos
17 9 (0.72%) Symantec
18 8 (0.64%) Curam
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