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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 572 878 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.35% 19.62% 17.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.30% 20.62% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 555 309
Median daily rate £350 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £203 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 37 53
Median hourly rate £14.25 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.06 £10.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £50.80 £38.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.45 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -0.34%
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
3306 4259 2991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.48% 95.17% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2110 2606 1696
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 211 196
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 0 297 £350 +3.70% 72
Cheshire -1 126 £350 -6.66% 26
Merseyside 0 63 £350 +16.66% 18
Lancashire -7 36 £363 -3.33% 13
Cumbria -5 4 £350 +6.06% 1
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 325 (27.31%) Finance
2 241 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (16.64%) Business Analysis
4 165 (13.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 163 (13.70%) SQL
6 148 (12.44%) Windows
7 146 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
8 139 (11.68%) Microsoft
9 132 (11.09%) Project Management
10 102 (8.57%) Banking
11 100 (8.40%) Oracle
12 91 (7.65%) Active Directory
13 90 (7.56%) MS Excel
14 87 (7.31%) ITIL
15 85 (7.14%) SAP
16 81 (6.81%) Migration
17 76 (6.39%) Retail
17 76 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
18 75 (6.30%) MS Office
19 74 (6.22%) Use Case
20 72 (6.05%) User Stories
20 72 (6.05%) Change Management
21 71 (5.97%) Java
22 65 (5.46%) Security Cleared
23 64 (5.38%) Unix
23 64 (5.38%) UML
24 62 (5.21%) Scrum
24 62 (5.21%) Manufacturing
24 62 (5.21%) JIRA
25 61 (5.13%) E-Commerce

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 46 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.44%) SAS
3 20 (1.68%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.60%) Apache
5 13 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (0.92%) CMS
6 11 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.59%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.42%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.34%) CICS
11 4 (0.34%) Confluence
12 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.17%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 90 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 75 (6.30%) MS Office
3 40 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.43%) MS Project
6 9 (0.76%) SPSS
7 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.25%) Mingle
9 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
3 7 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.50%) BASE24
4 6 (0.50%) Magento
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.50%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.34%) SAP hybris
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.25%) SAP MDM
6 3 (0.25%) Unica
7 2 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.17%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.17%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.68%) IaaS
2 19 (1.60%) Office 365
3 12 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.50%) SaaS
4 6 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.17%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.084%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.084%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.084%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.19%) Firewall
2 29 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 24 (2.02%) LAN
4 22 (1.85%) WAN
5 18 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
6 17 (1.43%) Internet
7 15 (1.26%) HTTP
8 12 (1.01%) DNS
8 12 (1.01%) VPN
9 10 (0.84%) Network Security
10 9 (0.76%) FTP
10 9 (0.76%) VoIP
11 7 (0.59%) SAN
12 6 (0.50%) ATM
12 6 (0.50%) tcpdump
12 6 (0.50%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.42%) DHCP
13 5 (0.42%) Extranet
14 4 (0.34%) Wireless
15 3 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (1.68%) Data Mining
5 19 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
7 16 (1.34%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.09%) MS Access
9 12 (1.01%) DB2
10 10 (0.84%) GIS
10 10 (0.84%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.67%) Redis
12 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.59%) Big Data
13 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.50%) QlikView
14 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 62 (5.21%) JIRA
2 19 (1.60%) Selenium
3 12 (1.01%) Cucumber
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.42%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.42%) Rational Performance Tester
5 5 (0.42%) WebDriver
6 4 (0.34%) HP UFT
6 4 (0.34%) JMeter
6 4 (0.34%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.25%) Gatling
7 3 (0.25%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.25%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.17%) Appium
8 2 (0.17%) Toad
9 1 (0.084%) Ant
9 1 (0.084%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.084%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 325 (27.31%) Finance
2 102 (8.57%) Banking
3 76 (6.39%) Retail
4 62 (5.21%) Manufacturing
5 38 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 32 (2.69%) Marketing
7 23 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 22 (1.85%) Back Office
9 19 (1.60%) Legal
10 12 (1.01%) French Language
10 12 (1.01%) Law
11 10 (0.84%) Electronics
11 10 (0.84%) Local Government
12 9 (0.76%) German Language
12 9 (0.76%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.67%) Italian Language
14 7 (0.59%) Dutch Language
14 7 (0.59%) Front Office
14 7 (0.59%) Games
14 7 (0.59%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.86%) Web Services
2 29 (2.44%) .NET
3 20 (1.68%) XML
4 17 (1.43%) Middleware
5 15 (1.26%) SOAP
6 9 (0.76%) ELK Stack
6 9 (0.76%) HTML
7 8 (0.67%) J2EE
7 8 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (0.50%) CSS
8 6 (0.50%) RESTful
9 3 (0.25%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.25%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.17%) JSON
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.17%) WebCenter
11 1 (0.084%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.084%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.084%) Node.js
11 1 (0.084%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 146 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.12%) Mainframe
3 39 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 39 (3.28%) NHS
4 30 (2.52%) Life Science
5 24 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.26%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.09%) Blackberry
8 12 (1.01%) Credit Risk
8 12 (1.01%) Driving Licence
9 11 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
10 10 (0.84%) Performance Metrics
11 9 (0.76%) PKI
11 9 (0.76%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.67%) FMCG
12 8 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.67%) Smart Meter
12 8 (0.67%) Statistics
13 7 (0.59%) Cyber Attack
13 7 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 148 (12.44%) Windows
2 64 (5.38%) Unix
3 52 (4.37%) Linux
4 33 (2.77%) Windows Server
5 31 (2.61%) Windows 7
6 30 (2.52%) Windows XP
7 24 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (1.85%) Windows 8
9 20 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (1.34%) Solaris
11 11 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.59%) AIX
14 4 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.34%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.25%) Android
15 3 (0.25%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.084%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.084%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (16.64%) Business Analysis
3 165 (13.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 132 (11.09%) Project Management
5 87 (7.31%) ITIL
6 81 (6.81%) Migration
7 76 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
8 74 (6.22%) Use Case
9 72 (6.05%) Change Management
9 72 (6.05%) User Stories
10 64 (5.38%) UML
11 62 (5.21%) Scrum
12 61 (5.13%) E-Commerce
13 60 (5.04%) Waterfall
14 59 (4.96%) Test Scripting
15 56 (4.71%) Data Analysis
16 54 (4.54%) Open Source
17 52 (4.37%) CRM
17 52 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
18 44 (3.70%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 163 (13.70%) SQL
2 71 (5.97%) Java
3 43 (3.61%) PL/SQL
4 31 (2.61%) Python
5 22 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 20 (1.68%) T-SQL
7 14 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 14 (1.18%) PHP
7 14 (1.18%) Ruby
7 14 (1.18%) VBA
8 12 (1.01%) COBOL
9 11 (0.92%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.67%) Perl
11 7 (0.59%) C#
12 6 (0.50%) VB
13 5 (0.42%) VBScript
14 2 (0.17%) C
14 2 (0.17%) Jython
15 1 (0.084%) ABAP
15 1 (0.084%) VB6
Qualifications
1 65 (5.46%) Security Cleared
2 52 (4.37%) Degree
3 45 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 38 (3.19%) ISEB
5 33 (2.77%) CISSP
6 21 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.68%) ISTQB
7 20 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (1.60%) MCP
9 18 (1.51%) CISM
10 11 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.92%) CEH
10 11 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (0.92%) SANS
11 7 (0.59%) GCIH
11 7 (0.59%) GIAC
11 7 (0.59%) SSCP
12 6 (0.50%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.50%) GCFA
13 5 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.03%) QA
2 20 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.09%) SLA
6 11 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.59%) AIFMD
7 7 (0.59%) UCITS
8 5 (0.42%) COBIT
8 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.084%) COSHH
10 1 (0.084%) FATCA
10 1 (0.084%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.084%) MiFID
10 1 (0.084%) SEPA
System Software
1 91 (7.65%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.34%) vSphere
5 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.17%) Firmware
6 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.084%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.084%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.084%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (1.51%) Puppet
1 18 (1.51%) SCCM
2 16 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.76%) SCOM
3 9 (0.76%) WSUS
4 8 (0.67%) Kibana
4 8 (0.67%) logstash
5 7 (0.59%) EnCase
6 6 (0.50%) QRadar
7 5 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.42%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.34%) RSA enVision
9 3 (0.25%) DameWare
10 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.17%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 139 (11.68%) Microsoft
2 100 (8.40%) Oracle
3 85 (7.14%) SAP
4 35 (2.94%) ServiceNow
5 34 (2.86%) VMware
6 33 (2.77%) CA
7 31 (2.61%) IBM
8 28 (2.35%) Citrix
9 20 (1.68%) Cisco
10 18 (1.51%) SaltStack
11 17 (1.43%) HP
11 17 (1.43%) IFS
12 14 (1.18%) Splunk
13 13 (1.09%) LANDesk
13 13 (1.09%) Remedy
14 12 (1.01%) Tableau
15 11 (0.92%) Apple
15 11 (0.92%) Red Hat
16 9 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
16 9 (0.76%) Wyse
Manchester, Lancashire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Venn Group
Rate: £150 - £190 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Above 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Networkers
Rate: £22.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £430 per day + Potential Remote working
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago