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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 618 703 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.39% 19.32% 20.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.30% 20.40% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 408 333
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £189 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 55 36
Median hourly rate £14.34 £15.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.40% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.30 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.55 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -6.66%
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
3572 3446 2900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.75% 94.70% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2224 1997 1564
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 194 173
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -1 325 £350 +7.69% 90
Cheshire -5 104 £359 -4.33% 20
Lancashire -4 72 £375 +13.63% 7
Merseyside -4 64 £300 +20.00% 23
Cumbria -1 9 £338 -3.57% 3
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 314 (25.34%) Finance
2 244 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (15.50%) Business Analysis
4 169 (13.64%) SQL
5 167 (13.48%) Windows
6 160 (12.91%) Microsoft
7 143 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 141 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
9 131 (10.57%) Project Management
10 122 (9.85%) Banking
11 99 (7.99%) ITIL
11 99 (7.99%) SAP
12 89 (7.18%) Oracle
13 88 (7.10%) Active Directory
14 85 (6.86%) MS Excel
15 84 (6.78%) MS Office
16 83 (6.70%) Retail
16 83 (6.70%) Waterfall
17 78 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing
17 78 (6.30%) CRM
18 77 (6.21%) Security Cleared
19 73 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
20 71 (5.73%) Java
21 70 (5.65%) Test Scripting
22 68 (5.49%) SQL Server
23 65 (5.25%) Migration
24 61 (4.92%) Change Management
24 61 (4.92%) Use Case
25 57 (4.60%) Unix
26 56 (4.52%) SC Cleared

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 42 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.78%) Apache
2 22 (1.78%) SAS
3 21 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (0.89%) CMS
7 9 (0.73%) CICS
7 9 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.56%) NetWeaver
8 7 (0.56%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.56%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.48%) IIS
9 6 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.24%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.16%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.16%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 85 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 84 (6.78%) MS Office
3 31 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.29%) MS Project
6 7 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Mingle
7 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.16%) SPSS
8 1 (0.081%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 23 (1.86%) SAP HR
2 20 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.97%) SAP SRM
4 11 (0.89%) SAP Payroll
5 7 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.48%) Magento
7 5 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.32%) BASE24
8 4 (0.32%) SAP hybris
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.37%) Office 365
2 14 (1.13%) IaaS
3 9 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.081%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.081%) SaaS
6 1 (0.081%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.15%) Firewall
2 27 (2.18%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.45%) DNS
4 17 (1.37%) Internet
4 17 (1.37%) LAN
5 16 (1.29%) WAN
6 14 (1.13%) Network Security
7 13 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (0.73%) HTTP
8 9 (0.73%) SSL
8 9 (0.73%) VPN
9 8 (0.65%) DHCP
9 8 (0.65%) tcpdump
9 8 (0.65%) Wireshark
10 7 (0.56%) FTP
11 6 (0.48%) Extranet
11 6 (0.48%) Intranet
12 5 (0.40%) SAN
13 4 (0.32%) ATM
13 4 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (2.10%) Data Mining
3 26 (2.10%) DB2
4 18 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.21%) Oracle Database
7 14 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (1.05%) Relational Database
9 12 (0.97%) MS Access
9 12 (0.97%) SAP BW
10 11 (0.89%) GIS
11 8 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.32%) QlikView
15 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 49 (3.95%) JIRA
2 25 (2.02%) Selenium
3 18 (1.45%) Cucumber
4 11 (0.89%) WebDriver
5 10 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
6 9 (0.73%) HP UFT
6 9 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.48%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.32%) JMeter
10 3 (0.24%) eggPlant
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.24%) Rational Performance Tester
10 3 (0.24%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.24%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.24%) Subversion
10 3 (0.24%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.16%) Appium
11 2 (0.16%) YouTrack
General
1 314 (25.34%) Finance
2 122 (9.85%) Banking
3 83 (6.70%) Retail
4 54 (4.36%) Manufacturing
5 47 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 39 (3.15%) Legal
7 27 (2.18%) Marketing
8 24 (1.94%) Law
9 20 (1.61%) Back Office
10 17 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (1.13%) Retail Banking
12 13 (1.05%) French Language
13 12 (0.97%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.89%) Electronics
14 11 (0.89%) German Language
15 9 (0.73%) Billing
16 8 (0.65%) Italian Language
16 8 (0.65%) Local Government
17 7 (0.56%) Games
18 6 (0.48%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.82%) .NET
2 31 (2.50%) Web Services
3 27 (2.18%) XML
4 10 (0.81%) SOAP
4 10 (0.81%) WebCenter
5 9 (0.73%) Middleware
6 8 (0.65%) LAPP Stack
7 7 (0.56%) HTML
7 7 (0.56%) SAP Basis
8 6 (0.48%) J2EE
9 4 (0.32%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.32%) CSS
9 4 (0.32%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (0.32%) JSON
9 4 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.16%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.16%) jQuery
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 141 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (3.55%) NHS
3 33 (2.66%) Life Science
4 30 (2.42%) Mainframe
5 28 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.45%) Blackberry
6 18 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.29%) User Experience
8 14 (1.13%) Data Structures
8 14 (1.13%) Visualisation
9 12 (0.97%) Data Extraction
10 11 (0.89%) FMCG
10 11 (0.89%) Smart Meter
11 10 (0.81%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.73%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.65%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.65%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
13 8 (0.65%) iPad
13 8 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 167 (13.48%) Windows
2 57 (4.60%) Unix
3 40 (3.23%) Linux
4 39 (3.15%) Windows 7
5 33 (2.66%) Windows Server
6 26 (2.10%) Windows XP
7 22 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.61%) Windows 8
9 19 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.97%) Solaris
12 8 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.48%) AIX
14 6 (0.48%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.24%) Android
15 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.081%) HPUX
16 1 (0.081%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.081%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (15.50%) Business Analysis
3 143 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 131 (10.57%) Project Management
5 99 (7.99%) ITIL
6 83 (6.70%) Waterfall
7 78 (6.30%) CRM
7 78 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 73 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
9 70 (5.65%) Test Scripting
10 65 (5.25%) Migration
11 61 (4.92%) Change Management
11 61 (4.92%) Use Case
12 54 (4.36%) UML
12 54 (4.36%) User Stories
13 53 (4.28%) Data Analysis
14 51 (4.12%) Scrum
15 44 (3.55%) Analytics
16 41 (3.31%) SDLC
17 39 (3.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 169 (13.64%) SQL
2 71 (5.73%) Java
3 43 (3.47%) PL/SQL
4 25 (2.02%) Bash Shell
5 23 (1.86%) Python
6 22 (1.78%) JavaScript
7 19 (1.53%) Ruby
8 17 (1.37%) C#
8 17 (1.37%) PHP
9 14 (1.13%) T-SQL
10 12 (0.97%) Perl
11 11 (0.89%) COBOL
11 11 (0.89%) VBA
12 10 (0.81%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.56%) AWK
13 7 (0.56%) VB
14 6 (0.48%) C++
14 6 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.32%) JCL
16 3 (0.24%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 77 (6.21%) Security Cleared
2 56 (4.52%) SC Cleared
3 46 (3.71%) ISEB
4 43 (3.47%) Degree
5 29 (2.34%) ISTQB
6 22 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (1.69%) CISSP
8 17 (1.37%) CISM
8 17 (1.37%) MCP
9 16 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.73%) MCDST
11 9 (0.73%) MCSE
12 7 (0.56%) MOS
13 6 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.40%) CEH
14 5 (0.40%) GCIH
14 5 (0.40%) GIAC
15 4 (0.32%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.66%) QA
2 21 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.45%) SLA
4 17 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (1.05%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.56%) AIFMD
7 7 (0.56%) UCITS
8 5 (0.40%) COBIT
8 5 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.16%) FATCA
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.081%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.081%) SNOMED CT
10 1 (0.081%) Solvency II
System Software
1 88 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.32%) vSphere
5 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.24%) Snort
5 3 (0.24%) XenApp
6 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.081%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.081%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.081%) Firmware
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.081%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.081%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (1.13%) Puppet
2 14 (1.13%) SCCM
3 7 (0.56%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (0.40%) EnCase
5 4 (0.32%) SCOM
5 4 (0.32%) WSUS
6 3 (0.24%) DameWare
6 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.24%) OpenView
7 2 (0.16%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.16%) CA Endevor
7 2 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.16%) QRadar
7 2 (0.16%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 160 (12.91%) Microsoft
2 99 (7.99%) SAP
3 89 (7.18%) Oracle
4 40 (3.23%) IBM
5 39 (3.15%) Cisco
6 32 (2.58%) Citrix
7 31 (2.50%) HP
7 31 (2.50%) ServiceNow
7 31 (2.50%) VMware
8 15 (1.21%) Remedy
9 13 (1.05%) LANDesk
9 13 (1.05%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.05%) SaltStack
10 11 (0.89%) IFS
11 10 (0.81%) CA
11 10 (0.81%) CheckPoint
11 10 (0.81%) Tableau
11 10 (0.81%) Talend
12 9 (0.73%) hybris
13 7 (0.56%) Apple
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