The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 2 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 578 421 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.18% 15.54% 16.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.50% 16.81% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 195 258
Average daily rate
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£318 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £181 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 64 71
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.05 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2819 2504 2951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.53% 92.40% 91.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1193 1497
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 192 230
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Analyst
England

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 July 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 July 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 July 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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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 0 248 £318 -2.30% 88
Cheshire +2 165 £310 +9.73% 48
Lancashire +4 61 £330 +15.28% 11
Merseyside +2 44 £350 - 15
Cumbria -1 3 £427 - 3
Analyst
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Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 262 (22.84%) Finance
2 192 (16.74%) Microsoft
3 171 (14.91%) Windows
4 157 (13.69%) Business Analysis
5 151 (13.16%) SQL
6 130 (11.33%) MS Excel
7 127 (11.07%) ITIL
8 118 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 108 (9.42%) MS Office
10 102 (8.89%) Banking
11 90 (7.85%) NHS
12 79 (6.89%) Project Management
13 75 (6.54%) SQL Server
13 75 (6.54%) Active Directory
14 74 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
15 73 (6.36%) Oracle
16 69 (6.02%) Retail
17 66 (5.75%) Data Analysis
18 62 (5.41%) Security Cleared
19 60 (5.23%) Migration
19 60 (5.23%) UNIX
20 53 (4.62%) UML
21 51 (4.45%) Scrum
22 50 (4.36%) ISEB
23 49 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
23 49 (4.27%) SharePoint
24 47 (4.10%) E-Commerce
24 47 (4.10%) Data Modelling
24 47 (4.10%) SAP
24 47 (4.10%) Citrix

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 49 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.13%) SAS
3 13 (1.13%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (0.96%) CMS
6 10 (0.87%) CICS
7 9 (0.78%) IBM Notes
8 8 (0.70%) TIBCO EMS
9 7 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.52%) Lync
10 6 (0.52%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.44%) IIS
11 5 (0.44%) Escenic
11 5 (0.44%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 130 (11.33%) MS Excel
2 108 (9.42%) MS Office
3 45 (3.92%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.39%) MS Project
6 9 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.35%) Mingle
8 1 (0.087%) SPSS
8 1 (0.087%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 13 (1.13%) Maximo
2 9 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
4 7 (0.61%) CSG Singleview
4 7 (0.61%) ResourceLink
4 7 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.26%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.17%) SAP MM
10 1 (0.087%) GoldMine
10 1 (0.087%) CA Clarity
10 1 (0.087%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.087%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.087%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.087%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.48%) DHCP
1 17 (1.48%) Firewall
2 15 (1.31%) DNS
2 15 (1.31%) SAN
3 12 (1.05%) Wireless
4 11 (0.96%) Network Security
5 10 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.87%) VPN
5 10 (0.87%) LAN
6 9 (0.78%) VoIP
6 9 (0.78%) WAN
6 9 (0.78%) Intranet
7 5 (0.44%) Internet
7 5 (0.44%) SSL
7 5 (0.44%) FTP
8 4 (0.35%) IPsec
8 4 (0.35%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.26%) MPLS
9 3 (0.26%) OSPF
9 3 (0.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (1.66%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.05%) MS Access
5 12 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (0.96%) QlikView
7 9 (0.78%) Big Data
7 9 (0.78%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (0.52%) MySQL
10 6 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.44%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.44%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.35%) DB2
13 3 (0.26%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (1.22%) JIRA
2 11 (0.96%) Selenium
3 6 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.35%) TestComplete
6 3 (0.26%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.17%) Zephyr
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.17%) Toad
8 1 (0.087%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.087%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.087%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.087%) JMeter
8 1 (0.087%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.087%) LSMW
8 1 (0.087%) Lombardi
8 1 (0.087%) Mercurial
General
1 262 (22.84%) Finance
2 102 (8.89%) Banking
3 69 (6.02%) Retail
4 37 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.62%) Marketing
6 24 (2.09%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.66%) Legal
8 16 (1.39%) Advertising
8 16 (1.39%) Back Office
8 16 (1.39%) Billing
9 13 (1.13%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.05%) Local Government
11 9 (0.78%) Electronics
12 7 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.61%) French Language
13 5 (0.44%) Publishing
13 5 (0.44%) Games
14 4 (0.35%) German Language
14 4 (0.35%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.70%) .NET
2 22 (1.92%) HTML
3 14 (1.22%) Web Services
4 13 (1.13%) CSS
5 12 (1.05%) Middleware
6 11 (0.96%) jQuery
6 11 (0.96%) J2EE
6 11 (0.96%) XML
7 8 (0.70%) Rendezvous
7 8 (0.70%) Ajax
7 8 (0.70%) HTML5
7 8 (0.70%) Regular Expression
8 7 (0.61%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.52%) Struts
9 6 (0.52%) Spring
10 5 (0.44%) JSF
10 5 (0.44%) LAMP
10 5 (0.44%) Hibernate
10 5 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (0.44%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.85%) NHS
2 36 (3.14%) Management Information System
3 17 (1.48%) Mainframe
4 14 (1.22%) Clustering
5 13 (1.13%) Statistics
6 12 (1.05%) Blackberry
6 12 (1.05%) CMDB
7 9 (0.78%) DTV
8 8 (0.70%) Data Extraction
9 7 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.61%) IVR
10 6 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.52%) Open Source
10 6 (0.52%) Wiki
11 5 (0.44%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (0.44%) iPad
11 5 (0.44%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.44%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.35%) New Media
12 4 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 171 (14.91%) Windows
2 60 (5.23%) UNIX
3 46 (4.01%) Windows 7
4 36 (3.14%) Windows XP
4 36 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (2.53%) Linux
6 10 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.78%) AIX
8 6 (0.52%) Windows NT
8 6 (0.52%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.44%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.44%) Android
10 4 (0.35%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.26%) HPUX
11 3 (0.26%) Solaris
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.087%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (13.69%) Business Analysis
2 127 (11.07%) ITIL
3 118 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (6.89%) Project Management
5 74 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (5.75%) Data Analysis
7 60 (5.23%) Migration
8 53 (4.62%) UML
9 51 (4.45%) Scrum
10 49 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (4.10%) E-Commerce
11 47 (4.10%) Data Modelling
12 42 (3.66%) Information Security
12 42 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (3.31%) Use Case
14 35 (3.05%) Change Management
15 34 (2.96%) CRM
16 33 (2.88%) Service Delivery
16 33 (2.88%) Service Management
16 33 (2.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 151 (13.16%) SQL
2 22 (1.92%) T-SQL
3 18 (1.57%) Java
4 16 (1.39%) VBA
5 14 (1.22%) VB
6 13 (1.13%) Perl
7 11 (0.96%) JavaScript
7 11 (0.96%) PowerShell
8 10 (0.87%) Scala
8 10 (0.87%) Shell Script
8 10 (0.87%) C#
8 10 (0.87%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.61%) C
10 6 (0.52%) COBOL
11 4 (0.35%) Assembly Language
12 3 (0.26%) ABAP
13 2 (0.17%) PHP
13 2 (0.17%) JCL
13 2 (0.17%) SAS Macro
14 1 (0.087%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 62 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 50 (4.36%) ISEB
3 45 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.79%) Degree
4 32 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (1.66%) MCP
6 18 (1.57%) CISSP
7 16 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (1.39%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.87%) CISM
9 8 (0.70%) CCNA
9 8 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.61%) MCSE
10 7 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.61%) CRISC
10 7 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.52%) MCSA
11 6 (0.52%) GIAC
11 6 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.57%) SLA
2 32 (2.79%) QA
3 10 (0.87%) COBIT
4 9 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.35%) Basel III
8 3 (0.26%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.26%) BS7799
9 2 (0.17%) HL7
10 1 (0.087%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.087%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.087%) WCAG
10 1 (0.087%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 75 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.48%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.61%) XenApp
3 7 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.52%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.26%) RACF
6 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.17%) vSphere
8 1 (0.087%) XenServer
8 1 (0.087%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.087%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.087%) NDS
8 1 (0.087%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.39%) SCCM
3 12 (1.05%) OpenView
4 9 (0.78%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.78%) BladeLogic
5 8 (0.70%) SCOM
5 8 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.52%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.26%) Unicenter
7 3 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.17%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.17%) WSUS
8 2 (0.17%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.087%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.087%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.087%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.087%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 192 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 73 (6.36%) Oracle
3 47 (4.10%) SAP
3 47 (4.10%) Citrix
4 44 (3.84%) HP
5 27 (2.35%) VMware
6 21 (1.83%) Cisco
6 21 (1.83%) IBM
7 19 (1.66%) Business Objects
8 18 (1.57%) Splunk
9 16 (1.39%) Remedy
10 11 (0.96%) Cognos
10 11 (0.96%) Cyber-Ark
11 9 (0.78%) Lotus
12 8 (0.70%) Siebel
12 8 (0.70%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.61%) iSOFT
13 7 (0.61%) Avaya
13 7 (0.61%) CA
14 6 (0.52%) Informatica
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