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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 456 732 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.16% 17.67% 17.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.98% 18.80% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 457 335
Median daily rate £350 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £205 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 49
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £9.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £37.55 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.14%
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
3045 3893 3088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.54% 93.99% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2000 2337 1815
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 189 177
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -2 231 £350 - 62
Cheshire 0 105 £350 -5.08% 26
Merseyside 0 55 £381 +31.46% 17
Lancashire -8 40 £335 +11.66% 27
Cumbria +4 4 £600 +50.00% 1
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 265 (26.55%) Finance
2 192 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (15.43%) Business Analysis
4 141 (14.13%) SQL
5 138 (13.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 125 (12.53%) Windows
6 125 (12.53%) Microsoft
7 121 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
8 89 (8.92%) ITIL
9 88 (8.82%) SAP
10 82 (8.22%) Project Management
11 79 (7.92%) MS Excel
12 76 (7.62%) Oracle
13 72 (7.21%) Banking
14 70 (7.01%) Migration
15 68 (6.81%) Manufacturing
15 68 (6.81%) Active Directory
16 65 (6.51%) User Stories
17 62 (6.21%) Change Management
18 59 (5.91%) SQL Server
19 58 (5.81%) MS Office
19 58 (5.81%) Scrum
20 57 (5.71%) Unix
21 55 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
22 54 (5.41%) Security Cleared
23 52 (5.21%) Use Case
24 51 (5.11%) Process Improvement
25 49 (4.91%) Linux
26 47 (4.71%) Retail
27 45 (4.51%) 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 26 (2.61%) SAS
2 23 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.40%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (0.90%) IBM Notes
7 7 (0.70%) Apache
7 7 (0.70%) Confluence
7 7 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.50%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.40%) CMS
9 4 (0.40%) IIS
10 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.30%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 79 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 58 (5.81%) MS Office
3 37 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.00%) SPSS
7 9 (0.90%) MS Project
8 3 (0.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.90%) SAP PP
2 9 (0.90%) SAP PP-PI
3 8 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.80%) SAP MII
4 7 (0.70%) SAP HR
4 7 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
5 6 (0.60%) BASE24
6 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.40%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.30%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.40%) Office 365
2 11 (1.10%) IaaS
3 10 (1.00%) SaaS
4 8 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (0.60%) PaaS
6 4 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.20%) SmartFocus
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.51%) WAN
2 34 (3.41%) Firewall
2 34 (3.41%) LAN
3 22 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.80%) Internet
5 15 (1.50%) VoIP
5 15 (1.50%) VPN
6 12 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (0.90%) Network Security
8 8 (0.80%) HTTP
8 8 (0.80%) SAN
9 6 (0.60%) ATM
9 6 (0.60%) DNS
10 5 (0.50%) Wireless
11 4 (0.40%) FTP
11 4 (0.40%) tcpdump
11 4 (0.40%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.40%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.30%) DHCP
13 2 (0.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.40%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (1.20%) MS Access
8 11 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.00%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (0.90%) Redis
11 8 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.70%) Big Data
12 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.60%) DB2
13 6 (0.60%) GIS
13 6 (0.60%) QlikView
13 6 (0.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (3.61%) JIRA
2 13 (1.30%) Selenium
3 7 (0.70%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.40%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.30%) Gatling
6 3 (0.30%) JMeter
6 3 (0.30%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.30%) TestComplete
6 3 (0.30%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.20%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.10%) GitLab
8 1 (0.10%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.10%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.10%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.10%) Zephyr
General
1 265 (26.55%) Finance
2 72 (7.21%) Banking
3 68 (6.81%) Manufacturing
4 47 (4.71%) Retail
5 33 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 31 (3.11%) Marketing
7 21 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (1.60%) Legal
9 14 (1.40%) Back Office
10 11 (1.10%) German Language
11 10 (1.00%) Law
12 9 (0.90%) Dutch Language
12 9 (0.90%) French Language
12 9 (0.90%) Local Government
13 8 (0.80%) Electronics
14 7 (0.70%) Advertising
14 7 (0.70%) Front Office
14 7 (0.70%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.70%) Italian Language
14 7 (0.70%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.51%) XML
2 24 (2.40%) .NET
3 20 (2.00%) Web Services
4 16 (1.60%) HTML
5 15 (1.50%) ELK Stack
6 14 (1.40%) CSS
7 12 (1.20%) Middleware
8 9 (0.90%) SOAP
9 8 (0.80%) J2EE
9 8 (0.80%) SAP XI
10 7 (0.70%) RESTful
10 7 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.30%) JSON
11 3 (0.30%) SAP Basis
12 2 (0.20%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.20%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.20%) SAP TM
12 2 (0.20%) XSLT
13 1 (0.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 121 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.01%) Mainframe
3 33 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.61%) NHS
5 18 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 18 (1.80%) Life Science
6 13 (1.30%) Cyber Attack
6 13 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.10%) Blackberry
7 11 (1.10%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.10%) FMCG
7 11 (1.10%) Tandem
8 8 (0.80%) Statistics
9 7 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (0.70%) Data Integration
9 7 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 7 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (0.60%) iPhone
10 6 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.60%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 125 (12.53%) Windows
2 57 (5.71%) Unix
3 49 (4.91%) Linux
4 31 (3.11%) Windows Server
5 26 (2.61%) Windows 7
5 26 (2.61%) Windows XP
6 18 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.60%) Windows 8
7 16 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.30%) AIX
9 11 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.80%) Solaris
11 7 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.70%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.70%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.40%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.30%) Android
13 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (15.43%) Business Analysis
3 138 (13.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 89 (8.92%) ITIL
5 82 (8.22%) Project Management
6 70 (7.01%) Migration
7 65 (6.51%) User Stories
8 62 (6.21%) Change Management
9 58 (5.81%) Scrum
10 55 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
11 52 (5.21%) Use Case
12 51 (5.11%) Process Improvement
13 45 (4.51%) Service Management
14 43 (4.31%) E-Commerce
15 42 (4.21%) Data Analysis
15 42 (4.21%) Test Scripting
16 41 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
17 40 (4.01%) UML
18 39 (3.91%) GAP Analysis
19 37 (3.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 141 (14.13%) SQL
2 36 (3.61%) Java
3 18 (1.80%) T-SQL
4 16 (1.60%) Python
5 15 (1.50%) PL/SQL
6 9 (0.90%) COBOL
6 9 (0.90%) PowerShell
7 8 (0.80%) C#
7 8 (0.80%) VBA
8 7 (0.70%) VBScript
9 6 (0.60%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.60%) Ruby
10 5 (0.50%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.50%) Perl
11 4 (0.40%) VB
12 3 (0.30%) Jython
13 2 (0.20%) C
13 2 (0.20%) PHP
14 1 (0.10%) ABAP
14 1 (0.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 54 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 34 (3.41%) ISEB
3 33 (3.31%) Degree
3 33 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.71%) CISSP
5 17 (1.70%) SANS
6 16 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.50%) MCP
8 12 (1.20%) ISTQB
8 12 (1.20%) SSCP
9 8 (0.80%) CCNA
9 8 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.70%) CEH
11 6 (0.60%) CISA
11 6 (0.60%) CISM
11 6 (0.60%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.60%) MCSE
12 5 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.91%) QA
2 20 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.60%) SLA
4 10 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.50%) MiFID
6 4 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.10%) COSHH
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 68 (6.81%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (0.40%) vSphere
4 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.10%) Firmware
6 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.40%) QRadar
1 14 (1.40%) SCCM
2 9 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.90%) Kibana
2 9 (0.90%) logstash
3 8 (0.80%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.70%) SCOM
4 7 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.50%) EnCase
5 5 (0.50%) Nessus
5 5 (0.50%) Nexpose
5 5 (0.50%) Nmap
5 5 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.50%) Puppet
5 5 (0.50%) RSA enVision
5 5 (0.50%) WSUS
6 3 (0.30%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 125 (12.53%) Microsoft
2 88 (8.82%) SAP
3 76 (7.62%) Oracle
4 31 (3.11%) CA
5 29 (2.91%) VMware
6 25 (2.51%) IBM
7 23 (2.30%) Splunk
8 22 (2.20%) Cisco
8 22 (2.20%) Citrix
9 17 (1.70%) Apple
9 17 (1.70%) ServiceNow
10 16 (1.60%) Tableau
11 12 (1.20%) Atlassian
12 10 (1.00%) ArcSight
12 10 (1.00%) Intel Security
12 10 (1.00%) LogRhythm
13 9 (0.90%) LANDesk
13 9 (0.90%) Lotus
14 8 (0.80%) Wyse
15 7 (0.70%) Remedy
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Premier IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £110 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sainsbury's
Posted: 16 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Searchability
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Gibbs S3
Posted: 14 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Gibbs S3
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago