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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
England / North West
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 365 694 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.94% 17.85% 15.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.64% 18.85% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 409 289
Median daily rate £341 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £220 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 45
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.35 £48.59 £25.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +10.71%

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
2494 3682 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.26% 94.73% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1595 2188 1735
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 170 187
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +31.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.80 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -3 181 £339 -0.44% 73
Cheshire +3 75 £365 -2.66% 30
Lancashire +3 41 £335 +8.06% 12
Merseyside -5 34 £325 +8.33% 11
Cumbria +10 5 £600 +50.00% 2
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 229 (26.78%) Finance
2 158 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (15.20%) Business Analysis
4 125 (14.62%) SQL
5 122 (14.27%) Analytical Skills
6 112 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 110 (12.87%) Windows
8 96 (11.23%) Microsoft
9 79 (9.24%) ITIL
10 76 (8.89%) MS Excel
11 73 (8.54%) Project Management
12 71 (8.30%) SAP
13 70 (8.19%) Banking
14 64 (7.49%) Change Management
15 62 (7.25%) Oracle
16 61 (7.13%) MS Office
17 57 (6.67%) Migration
18 56 (6.55%) Security Cleared
19 51 (5.96%) User Stories
20 50 (5.85%) Unix
20 50 (5.85%) Process Improvement
21 48 (5.61%) Retail
21 48 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
21 48 (5.61%) Active Directory
22 47 (5.50%) Manufacturing
23 46 (5.38%) Use Case
23 46 (5.38%) Scrum
24 44 (5.15%) Linux
25 43 (5.03%) SQL Server
25 43 (5.03%) Service Management

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 20 (2.34%) SAS
2 19 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.64%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.52%) IBM Notes
5 11 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.05%) Confluence
7 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (0.70%) Apache
9 4 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.35%) CMS
10 3 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.35%) IIS
10 3 (0.35%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 76 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 61 (7.13%) MS Office
3 43 (5.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (2.69%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.94%) SPSS
7 6 (0.70%) MS Project
8 1 (0.12%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (1.05%) SAP PP
1 9 (1.05%) SAP PP-PI
2 8 (0.94%) SAP MII
3 6 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (0.70%) SAP HR
4 5 (0.58%) BASE24
5 4 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.47%) SAP MDM
6 3 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.35%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.35%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.35%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.29%) IaaS
2 9 (1.05%) SaaS
3 8 (0.94%) Office 365
4 6 (0.70%) PaaS
5 5 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.12%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.74%) WAN
2 30 (3.51%) LAN
3 29 (3.39%) Firewall
4 22 (2.57%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.87%) VoIP
6 15 (1.75%) VPN
7 11 (1.29%) Internet
8 10 (1.17%) Network Security
9 8 (0.94%) DNS
10 7 (0.82%) HTTP
10 7 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.70%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.58%) ATM
12 5 (0.58%) SAN
12 5 (0.58%) Wireless
13 4 (0.47%) FTP
14 3 (0.35%) DHCP
15 2 (0.23%) Broadband
15 2 (0.23%) Extranet
15 2 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.29%) Data Mining
6 11 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.17%) MS Access
8 9 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.05%) Redis
8 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.82%) DB2
10 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.70%) Big Data
11 6 (0.70%) QlikView
11 6 (0.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 39 (4.56%) JIRA
2 15 (1.75%) Selenium
3 6 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.58%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.58%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.47%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.47%) Zephyr
6 3 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.35%) TestComplete
6 3 (0.35%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.23%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.23%) JMeter
8 1 (0.12%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.12%) eCATT
8 1 (0.12%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.12%) LSMW
8 1 (0.12%) Rational Robot
General
1 229 (26.78%) Finance
2 70 (8.19%) Banking
3 48 (5.61%) Retail
4 47 (5.50%) Manufacturing
5 27 (3.16%) Marketing
6 18 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.64%) Legal
9 11 (1.29%) French Language
9 11 (1.29%) German Language
10 9 (1.05%) Portuguese Language
10 9 (1.05%) Russian Language
10 9 (1.05%) Spanish Language
11 8 (0.94%) Dutch Language
11 8 (0.94%) Italian Language
12 7 (0.82%) Local Government
13 6 (0.70%) Advertising
13 6 (0.70%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.58%) Back Office
15 4 (0.47%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.27%) XML
2 15 (1.75%) ELK Stack
3 14 (1.64%) CSS
3 14 (1.64%) HTML
4 13 (1.52%) .NET
4 13 (1.52%) Web Services
5 10 (1.17%) Middleware
5 10 (1.17%) SOAP
6 8 (0.94%) SAP XI
7 7 (0.82%) RESTful
7 7 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.58%) J2EE
9 4 (0.47%) XSLT
10 3 (0.35%) JSON
10 3 (0.35%) SAP Basis
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (0.23%) SAP TM
12 1 (0.12%) Node.js
12 1 (0.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 122 (14.27%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 23 (2.69%) NHS
4 20 (2.34%) Mainframe
5 16 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.52%) Cyber Attack
7 12 (1.40%) Blackberry
7 12 (1.40%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.29%) FMCG
9 10 (1.17%) Tandem
10 9 (1.05%) Data Integration
10 9 (1.05%) Life Science
11 7 (0.82%) iPhone
12 6 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.70%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
12 6 (0.70%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.70%) User Experience
13 5 (0.58%) Equities
13 5 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 110 (12.87%) Windows
2 50 (5.85%) Unix
3 44 (5.15%) Linux
4 24 (2.81%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.34%) Windows XP
6 18 (2.11%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.40%) AIX
8 12 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.29%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.82%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.82%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.47%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.35%) Android
12 3 (0.35%) Solaris
13 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (15.20%) Business Analysis
3 112 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (9.24%) ITIL
5 73 (8.54%) Project Management
6 64 (7.49%) Change Management
7 57 (6.67%) Migration
8 51 (5.96%) User Stories
9 50 (5.85%) Process Improvement
10 48 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
11 46 (5.38%) Scrum
11 46 (5.38%) Use Case
12 43 (5.03%) Service Management
13 42 (4.91%) Open Source
14 40 (4.68%) Test Scripting
15 38 (4.44%) Data Analysis
15 38 (4.44%) UML
16 36 (4.21%) GAP Analysis
16 36 (4.21%) Problem Management
17 34 (3.98%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 125 (14.62%) SQL
2 32 (3.74%) Java
3 16 (1.87%) Python
4 12 (1.40%) C#
4 12 (1.40%) PL/SQL
5 11 (1.29%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.29%) T-SQL
6 10 (1.17%) VBScript
7 9 (1.05%) VBA
8 5 (0.58%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.58%) COBOL
8 5 (0.58%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.58%) Perl
9 4 (0.47%) VB
10 3 (0.35%) Jython
11 2 (0.23%) Ruby
12 1 (0.12%) C++
12 1 (0.12%) PHP
12 1 (0.12%) RPG
12 1 (0.12%) VB6
Qualifications
1 56 (6.55%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.09%) SC Cleared
3 34 (3.98%) ISEB
4 22 (2.57%) CISSP
4 22 (2.57%) Degree
5 15 (1.75%) SANS
6 12 (1.40%) SSCP
7 11 (1.29%) MCP
8 10 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.05%) CCNA
9 9 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.82%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.70%) MCSE
13 4 (0.47%) CCDA
13 4 (0.47%) CCDP
13 4 (0.47%) CISA
13 4 (0.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.51%) QA
2 20 (2.34%) SLA
3 16 (1.87%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.58%) MiFID
6 4 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.35%) GDPR
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.12%) COSHH
9 1 (0.12%) GMP
9 1 (0.12%) GxP
9 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 48 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.23%) vSphere
5 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.12%) Firmware
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (1.64%) QRadar
2 10 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (1.05%) Kibana
3 9 (1.05%) logstash
4 8 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.58%) Nessus
5 5 (0.58%) Nexpose
5 5 (0.58%) Nmap
5 5 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.58%) Puppet
5 5 (0.58%) RSA enVision
6 4 (0.47%) SCCM
6 4 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.23%) SCOM
8 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 96 (11.23%) Microsoft
2 71 (8.30%) SAP
3 62 (7.25%) Oracle
4 23 (2.69%) VMware
5 22 (2.57%) IBM
6 21 (2.46%) Cisco
7 19 (2.22%) Splunk
7 19 (2.22%) Tableau
8 15 (1.75%) Apple
9 14 (1.64%) Citrix
9 14 (1.64%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.52%) Lotus
11 12 (1.40%) Atlassian
11 12 (1.40%) CA
12 10 (1.17%) Intel Security
13 9 (1.05%) Intel
14 8 (0.94%) LogRhythm
15 7 (0.82%) HP
15 7 (0.82%) Remedy
16 6 (0.70%) CheckPoint
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 19 hours ago
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £45.00 - £55.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £210.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Robert Walters
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North West
Ideal Training
Rate: Daily Rate
Posted: 6 days ago