The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 650 692 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.73% 18.88% 18.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.68% 19.93% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 376 300
Median daily rate £350 £340 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £198 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 60 30
Median hourly rate £14.34 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.40% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £9.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.08 £47.39 £24.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
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
3676 3472 2906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.62% 94.71% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2212 1949 1561
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 203 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.61 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 351 £350 +7.69% 86
Cheshire -5 118 £375 -6.25% 32
Merseyside -1 67 £350 +84.21% 21
Lancashire -3 59 £383 +15.90% 18
Cumbria -3 8 - - 4
Analyst
England

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 311 (23.72%) Finance
2 258 (19.68%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (14.72%) Business Analysis
4 186 (14.19%) SQL
5 175 (13.35%) Windows
6 161 (12.28%) Microsoft
7 149 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
8 146 (11.14%) Project Management
9 144 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 124 (9.46%) Banking
11 97 (7.40%) Oracle
12 96 (7.32%) ITIL
13 95 (7.25%) Waterfall
14 94 (7.17%) SAP
14 94 (7.17%) Retail
15 83 (6.33%) MS Excel
15 83 (6.33%) Security Cleared
16 81 (6.18%) MS Office
17 80 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
18 78 (5.95%) SQL Server
18 78 (5.95%) Active Directory
19 76 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
20 74 (5.64%) CRM
20 74 (5.64%) Test Scripting
21 71 (5.42%) Java
22 70 (5.34%) Change Management
23 67 (5.11%) Migration
24 66 (5.03%) Unix
25 63 (4.81%) Use Case
26 61 (4.65%) UML

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.06%) Apache
3 23 (1.75%) SAS
4 19 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 15 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (0.76%) CMS
6 10 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (0.76%) IIS
7 9 (0.69%) CICS
7 9 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.61%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (0.53%) NetWeaver
10 5 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.23%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.23%) JBoss
13 2 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 83 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 81 (6.18%) MS Office
3 34 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.45%) MS Project
6 8 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) SPSS
8 1 (0.076%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 25 (1.91%) SAP HR
2 15 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.92%) SAP SRM
4 11 (0.84%) SAP Payroll
5 10 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.53%) Magento
6 7 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.38%) BASE24
8 4 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.31%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.31%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.31%) SAP hybris
8 4 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.23%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.23%) Unica
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.99%) IaaS
2 8 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.53%) Office 365
3 7 (0.53%) SaaS
4 5 (0.38%) Taleo
5 3 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.076%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.076%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.44%) Firewall
2 27 (2.06%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.37%) DNS
4 12 (0.92%) LAN
4 12 (0.92%) SSL
5 11 (0.84%) WAN
6 10 (0.76%) Internet
6 10 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (0.76%) Network Security
7 9 (0.69%) VPN
8 8 (0.61%) HTTP
9 7 (0.53%) DHCP
9 7 (0.53%) FTP
10 6 (0.46%) Extranet
10 6 (0.46%) Intranet
11 5 (0.38%) ATM
11 5 (0.38%) SMTP
12 4 (0.31%) SNMP
12 4 (0.31%) VoIP
12 4 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (2.06%) Data Mining
3 27 (2.06%) DB2
4 20 (1.53%) Oracle Database
5 16 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (0.84%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.84%) SAP BW
10 7 (0.53%) MS Access
10 7 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.31%) Base SAS
13 4 (0.31%) GIS
13 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (3.66%) JIRA
2 23 (1.75%) Selenium
3 18 (1.37%) Cucumber
4 14 (1.07%) Talend Open Studio
5 13 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (0.92%) WebDriver
7 10 (0.76%) HP UFT
8 9 (0.69%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.69%) MSI
9 6 (0.46%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.38%) Subversion
10 5 (0.38%) Toad
10 5 (0.38%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.31%) eggPlant
11 4 (0.31%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.23%) JMeter
12 3 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.23%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.23%) TestDirector
12 3 (0.23%) WiX
General
1 311 (23.72%) Finance
2 124 (9.46%) Banking
3 94 (7.17%) Retail
4 45 (3.43%) Legal
5 44 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 42 (3.20%) Manufacturing
7 28 (2.14%) Marketing
8 23 (1.75%) Law
9 20 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 16 (1.22%) Back Office
10 16 (1.22%) Retail Banking
11 13 (0.99%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.92%) French Language
13 10 (0.76%) Advertising
13 10 (0.76%) Electronics
13 10 (0.76%) German Language
14 9 (0.69%) Billing
15 8 (0.61%) Italian Language
15 8 (0.61%) Local Government
16 6 (0.46%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.20%) .NET
2 36 (2.75%) Web Services
3 28 (2.14%) XML
4 13 (0.99%) LAPP Stack
4 13 (0.99%) WebCenter
5 12 (0.92%) SOAP
6 11 (0.84%) Middleware
7 7 (0.53%) SAP Basis
8 6 (0.46%) IBM Integration Bus
8 6 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (0.38%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.38%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.38%) J2EE
9 5 (0.38%) JSON
10 4 (0.31%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.23%) CSS
11 3 (0.23%) HTML
11 3 (0.23%) RESTful
11 3 (0.23%) XML Schema
12 2 (0.15%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 149 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (3.89%) NHS
3 29 (2.21%) Life Science
4 28 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 23 (1.75%) Mainframe
6 20 (1.53%) User Experience
7 18 (1.37%) Blackberry
8 16 (1.22%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.07%) Data Structures
10 13 (0.99%) Data Extraction
10 13 (0.99%) Visualisation
11 11 (0.84%) FMCG
12 10 (0.76%) Data Centre
12 10 (0.76%) Informatics
12 10 (0.76%) Mobile App
12 10 (0.76%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.69%) Credit Risk
13 9 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
14 8 (0.61%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 175 (13.35%) Windows
2 66 (5.03%) Unix
3 46 (3.51%) Linux
4 38 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 32 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 29 (2.21%) Windows XP
7 18 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.14%) Solaris
10 13 (0.99%) Windows 8
10 13 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.61%) AIX
11 8 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.53%) Android
13 6 (0.46%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.15%) NetWare
15 1 (0.076%) HPUX
15 1 (0.076%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.076%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (19.68%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (14.72%) Business Analysis
3 146 (11.14%) Project Management
4 144 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 96 (7.32%) ITIL
6 95 (7.25%) Waterfall
7 80 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 76 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
9 74 (5.64%) CRM
9 74 (5.64%) Test Scripting
10 70 (5.34%) Change Management
11 67 (5.11%) Migration
12 63 (4.81%) Use Case
13 61 (4.65%) UML
14 60 (4.58%) User Stories
15 57 (4.35%) Data Analysis
16 47 (3.59%) Data Modelling
16 47 (3.59%) SDLC
17 45 (3.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 43 (3.28%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 186 (14.19%) SQL
2 71 (5.42%) Java
3 39 (2.97%) PL/SQL
4 30 (2.29%) Bash Shell
5 27 (2.06%) Python
6 25 (1.91%) JavaScript
7 19 (1.45%) T-SQL
8 18 (1.37%) C#
9 17 (1.30%) Perl
9 17 (1.30%) PowerShell
10 16 (1.22%) Ruby
11 12 (0.92%) AWK
11 12 (0.92%) PHP
11 12 (0.92%) VBA
12 11 (0.84%) VB
13 10 (0.76%) C++
13 10 (0.76%) COBOL
14 8 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.38%) VBScript
16 4 (0.31%) JCL
Qualifications
1 83 (6.33%) Security Cleared
2 60 (4.58%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.36%) Degree
4 43 (3.28%) ISEB
5 26 (1.98%) ISTQB
6 23 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.53%) CISSP
8 19 (1.45%) CISM
9 17 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (1.30%) MCP
10 16 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.76%) MCSE
13 9 (0.69%) MCDST
14 7 (0.53%) MOS
15 6 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.38%) PMI Certification
17 4 (0.31%) CEH
17 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.90%) QA
2 25 (1.91%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.37%) SLA
4 15 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 15 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.53%) AIFMD
6 7 (0.53%) UCITS
7 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.38%) COBIT
9 2 (0.15%) FATCA
10 1 (0.076%) BS7666
10 1 (0.076%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.076%) SNOMED CT
10 1 (0.076%) Solvency II
System Software
1 78 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.23%) Snort
4 3 (0.23%) vSphere
4 3 (0.23%) XenApp
5 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.076%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.076%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.076%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (1.07%) Puppet
3 11 (0.84%) SCCM
4 5 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (0.31%) SCOM
5 4 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.31%) WSUS
6 3 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.23%) OpenView
7 2 (0.15%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.15%) CA Endevor
7 2 (0.15%) DameWare
7 2 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.15%) QRadar
7 2 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.076%) EnCase
8 1 (0.076%) vRealize
Vendors
1 161 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 97 (7.40%) Oracle
3 94 (7.17%) SAP
4 44 (3.36%) IBM
5 36 (2.75%) VMware
6 35 (2.67%) Cisco
7 30 (2.29%) Citrix
7 30 (2.29%) ServiceNow
8 29 (2.21%) HP
9 14 (1.07%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.07%) Talend
10 13 (0.99%) Remedy
10 13 (0.99%) SaltStack
11 10 (0.76%) IFS
11 10 (0.76%) LANDesk
11 10 (0.76%) Tableau
12 9 (0.69%) Apple
12 9 (0.69%) Dell
12 9 (0.69%) hybris
13 7 (0.53%) CheckPoint
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.0 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Connectus
Rate: £47.39 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £405.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £53 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
LA International
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Reed Technology
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £11.30 - £13.68 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £175.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockport
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £275.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Oldham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Oho Group
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Oho Group
Rate: £350 - 550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £230 - £231 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Blackburn
Applause IT Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 25 days ago