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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 553 512 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.12% 18.73% 14.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.50% 19.98% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 251 143
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£325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 47 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.11 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £36.07 £24.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
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
3160 2562 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.10% 93.71% 91.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1718 1309 1069
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 204 182
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 274 £305 -6.15% 110
Cheshire 0 133 £385 +10.00% 43
Merseyside -1 60 £245 -24.61% 13
Lancashire -11 40 £315 +5.00% 15
Analyst
England

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 291 (26.31%) Finance
2 225 (20.34%) Microsoft
3 181 (16.37%) Windows
4 174 (15.73%) SQL
5 160 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
6 153 (13.83%) Business Analysis
7 142 (12.84%) MS Excel
8 141 (12.75%) ITIL
9 133 (12.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 131 (11.84%) MS Office
11 106 (9.58%) Banking
12 93 (8.41%) Oracle
13 87 (7.87%) Active Directory
14 85 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
15 77 (6.96%) Retail
16 75 (6.78%) Migration
17 74 (6.69%) Project Management
18 73 (6.60%) SLA
19 69 (6.24%) Security Cleared
20 65 (5.88%) Windows 7
21 64 (5.79%) Data Analysis
22 63 (5.70%) Service Management
23 60 (5.42%) HP
23 60 (5.42%) SQL Server
24 59 (5.33%) NHS
25 58 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
26 54 (4.88%) SAP
27 53 (4.79%) Windows XP
28 51 (4.61%) Citrix
29 48 (4.34%) SC Cleared

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 47 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.80%) IBM Notes
3 28 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 21 (1.90%) SAS
5 15 (1.36%) CICS
6 12 (1.08%) IIS
7 6 (0.54%) NetWeaver
7 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.27%) Apache
10 3 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.18%) CMS
11 2 (0.18%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.18%) Drupal
11 2 (0.18%) Lync
12 1 (0.090%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.090%) Jetty
Applications
1 142 (12.84%) MS Excel
2 131 (11.84%) MS Office
3 36 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.63%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.45%) SPSS
7 5 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.90%) Maximo
5 8 (0.72%) Agresso
6 7 (0.63%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.54%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.54%) SAP SD
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.45%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.27%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.18%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.18%) Academy Housing
11 2 (0.18%) arcHouse
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.45%) SaaS
3 3 (0.27%) Office 365
3 3 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.090%) Responsys
4 1 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.090%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.81%) WAN
3 17 (1.54%) LAN
4 13 (1.18%) SAN
5 12 (1.08%) Firewall
5 12 (1.08%) VPN
6 11 (0.99%) DHCP
7 9 (0.81%) Wireless
7 9 (0.81%) Internet
8 8 (0.72%) DNS
8 8 (0.72%) Network Security
9 7 (0.63%) VoIP
9 7 (0.63%) Intranet
9 7 (0.63%) OSPF
10 5 (0.45%) DMZ
10 5 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.45%) HTTP
11 4 (0.36%) EIGRP
11 4 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.63%) MS Access
6 15 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (1.08%) DB2
9 10 (0.90%) Data Mining
9 10 (0.90%) SAP BW
10 9 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.54%) Base SAS
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.36%) Big Data
12 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.36%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (0.81%) SoapUI
2 9 (0.81%) Selenium
3 8 (0.72%) JIRA
4 6 (0.54%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.45%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (0.36%) Toad
6 4 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.27%) Subversion
7 3 (0.27%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.27%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.18%) MSI
8 2 (0.18%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.090%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.090%) Hudson
General
1 291 (26.31%) Finance
2 106 (9.58%) Banking
3 77 (6.96%) Retail
4 35 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 20 (1.81%) Legal
8 18 (1.63%) Advertising
9 17 (1.54%) Billing
10 16 (1.45%) Marketing
11 13 (1.18%) Local Government
12 8 (0.72%) Games
12 8 (0.72%) Law
12 8 (0.72%) Electronics
13 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.54%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.45%) Dutch Language
14 5 (0.45%) German Language
15 4 (0.36%) Back Office
16 3 (0.27%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.90%) .NET
2 17 (1.54%) Web Services
3 13 (1.18%) XML
4 12 (1.08%) SOAP
5 9 (0.81%) Middleware
6 8 (0.72%) CSS
7 7 (0.63%) HTML
7 7 (0.63%) Application Packaging
8 5 (0.45%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.45%) ISPF
9 4 (0.36%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.27%) JSON
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.27%) SAP Basis
11 2 (0.18%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.090%) JSR 286
12 1 (0.090%) Regular Expression
12 1 (0.090%) Spring
12 1 (0.090%) SAP XI
12 1 (0.090%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 160 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.33%) NHS
3 26 (2.35%) Management Information System
4 19 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 15 (1.36%) Blackberry
6 11 (0.99%) Informatics
7 10 (0.90%) Statistics
7 10 (0.90%) Clustering
8 9 (0.81%) IVR
8 9 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
9 8 (0.72%) User Experience
9 8 (0.72%) Open Source
9 8 (0.72%) DTV
9 8 (0.72%) Reference Data
10 7 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.63%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.54%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 181 (16.37%) Windows
2 65 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 53 (4.79%) Windows XP
4 36 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (1.45%) Linux
8 15 (1.36%) UNIX
9 11 (0.99%) Windows NT
10 10 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.63%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.45%) zOS
13 4 (0.36%) VMS
13 4 (0.36%) Android
14 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.18%) OpenVMS
15 2 (0.18%) MVS
15 2 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.090%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.090%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (13.83%) Business Analysis
2 141 (12.75%) ITIL
3 133 (12.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 85 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (6.78%) Migration
6 74 (6.69%) Project Management
7 64 (5.79%) Data Analysis
8 63 (5.70%) Service Management
9 58 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (3.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 37 (3.35%) Validation
12 33 (2.98%) Data Modelling
13 32 (2.89%) Service Delivery
13 32 (2.89%) Data Migration
14 31 (2.80%) Continuous Improvement
15 30 (2.71%) Test Scripting
15 30 (2.71%) Incident Management
16 29 (2.62%) CRM
16 29 (2.62%) E-Commerce
16 29 (2.62%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 174 (15.73%) SQL
2 35 (3.16%) VBA
3 21 (1.90%) PL/SQL
4 18 (1.63%) Java
5 16 (1.45%) T-SQL
6 13 (1.18%) VB
7 8 (0.72%) C
7 8 (0.72%) PowerShell
8 7 (0.63%) C#
9 6 (0.54%) PL/1
9 6 (0.54%) JCL
10 5 (0.45%) COBOL
11 4 (0.36%) VBScript
11 4 (0.36%) REXX
11 4 (0.36%) Groovy
12 3 (0.27%) SAS Macro
12 3 (0.27%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.18%) X++
14 1 (0.090%) R
14 1 (0.090%) PHP
Qualifications
1 69 (6.24%) Security Cleared
2 48 (4.34%) SC Cleared
3 39 (3.53%) ISEB
4 37 (3.35%) Degree
5 26 (2.35%) MCP
6 19 (1.72%) ISTQB
7 16 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (1.18%) CCNA
10 10 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (0.81%) VCP4
12 8 (0.72%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.63%) CISSP
13 7 (0.63%) CCNP
13 7 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.45%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.45%) MCSE
15 4 (0.36%) PMP
15 4 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.60%) SLA
2 46 (4.16%) QA
3 7 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.090%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.090%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 87 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.27%) Hyper-V
3 11 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.45%) XenApp
4 5 (0.45%) DFS Replication
4 5 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.45%) Firmware
5 4 (0.36%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.090%) RACF
7 1 (0.090%) Xen
7 1 (0.090%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.090%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (2.26%) OpenView
3 24 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 16 (1.45%) SCCM
5 7 (0.63%) SCOM
6 5 (0.45%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.18%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.18%) WSUS
8 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.090%) Netcool
9 1 (0.090%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.090%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.090%) OVSD
9 1 (0.090%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.090%) Oozie
Vendors
1 225 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 93 (8.41%) Oracle
3 60 (5.42%) HP
4 54 (4.88%) SAP
5 51 (4.61%) Citrix
6 32 (2.89%) Lotus
7 31 (2.80%) VMware
8 21 (1.90%) Cisco
9 18 (1.63%) Remedy
10 16 (1.45%) IBM
11 14 (1.27%) ServiceNow
12 12 (1.08%) Curam
13 11 (0.99%) CA
14 10 (0.90%) Google
15 8 (0.72%) Dell
15 8 (0.72%) EMC
16 7 (0.63%) Avaya
16 7 (0.63%) Business Objects
16 7 (0.63%) Avaloq
16 7 (0.63%) Symantec
Manchester
People Source
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
BrightPool
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £225.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
JM
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £314.15 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £190.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £190.00 - £235.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago