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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 538 531 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.65% 18.75% 14.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.07% 20.62% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 266 213
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 45
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.75 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.63% +33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £111.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.67
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.24%
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
2978 2575 2741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.93% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1290 1390
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 189 213
Average hourly rate £16.08 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £41.00 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 0 227 £300 -2.83% 85
Cheshire -2 130 £325 +5.86% 42
Merseyside +4 87 £250 +11.11% 14
Lancashire -4 54 £325 +19.26% 12
Cumbria -3 4 £475 +43.39%
Analyst
England

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 258 (23.08%) Finance
2 229 (20.48%) Microsoft
3 193 (17.26%) Windows
4 189 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
5 159 (14.22%) SQL
6 154 (13.77%) Business Analysis
7 144 (12.88%) ITIL
8 141 (12.61%) MS Excel
9 123 (11.00%) MS Office
10 106 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 102 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
12 94 (8.41%) Banking
13 78 (6.98%) Oracle
13 78 (6.98%) Active Directory
13 78 (6.98%) Retail
14 76 (6.80%) Project Management
15 74 (6.62%) Security Cleared
16 73 (6.53%) Migration
17 65 (5.81%) SLA
18 61 (5.46%) Windows 7
19 60 (5.37%) SQL Server
19 60 (5.37%) NHS
20 59 (5.28%) SAP
21 57 (5.10%) Service Management
22 56 (5.01%) HP
23 55 (4.92%) Data Analysis
24 53 (4.74%) SharePoint
25 50 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
25 50 (4.47%) SC Cleared
26 49 (4.38%) Data Modelling

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 53 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.33%) IBM Notes
3 23 (2.06%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.70%) SAS
5 11 (0.98%) CICS
5 11 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (0.72%) NetWeaver
7 7 (0.63%) IIS
7 7 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.54%) Lync
9 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.36%) CMS
11 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.18%) Drupal
13 1 (0.089%) WebSphere Process Server
13 1 (0.089%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.089%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.089%) JBoss
Applications
1 141 (12.61%) MS Excel
2 123 (11.00%) MS Office
3 39 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (2.59%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.45%) MS Project
7 4 (0.36%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.89%) Maximo
4 9 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.72%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.72%) Oracle Retail
6 7 (0.63%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.45%) SAP SD
8 5 (0.45%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.36%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.36%) assyst
10 3 (0.27%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
11 2 (0.18%) Agresso
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.18%) Academy Housing
11 2 (0.18%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.54%) SaaS
2 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.089%) Office 365
3 1 (0.089%) Responsys
3 1 (0.089%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.88%) WAN
2 19 (1.70%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.43%) Wireless
4 15 (1.34%) LAN
5 14 (1.25%) DHCP
5 14 (1.25%) Firewall
6 12 (1.07%) SAN
6 12 (1.07%) DNS
7 10 (0.89%) VoIP
8 9 (0.81%) VPN
9 8 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.63%) OSPF
10 7 (0.63%) Intranet
11 6 (0.54%) Internet
12 5 (0.45%) HTTP
12 5 (0.45%) EIGRP
12 5 (0.45%) Network Security
13 4 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.36%) MPLS
13 4 (0.36%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (1.34%) MS Access
4 15 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.34%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.16%) DB2
5 13 (1.16%) SAP BW
5 13 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (1.07%) RDBMS
7 11 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.72%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.63%) Data Mining
9 7 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.63%) Base SAS
10 6 (0.54%) Big Data
10 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (0.98%) Selenium
3 10 (0.89%) JIRA
4 6 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (0.54%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
5 5 (0.45%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.36%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.27%) Toad
7 3 (0.27%) MSTest
8 2 (0.18%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.18%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.089%) JMeter
9 1 (0.089%) LSMW
9 1 (0.089%) Ant
9 1 (0.089%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.089%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.089%) Jenkins
General
1 258 (23.08%) Finance
2 94 (8.41%) Banking
3 78 (6.98%) Retail
4 29 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.61%) Advertising
6 18 (1.61%) Marketing
7 16 (1.43%) Retail Banking
7 16 (1.43%) Legal
8 12 (1.07%) Billing
9 10 (0.89%) Local Government
10 8 (0.72%) Games
11 7 (0.63%) Electronics
12 4 (0.36%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.36%) Back Office
13 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Norwegian Language
14 2 (0.18%) Portuguese Language
14 2 (0.18%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.04%) .NET
2 19 (1.70%) Web Services
3 18 (1.61%) XML
4 15 (1.34%) HTML
4 15 (1.34%) CSS
5 12 (1.07%) ASP.NET
6 9 (0.81%) Middleware
7 7 (0.63%) SOAP
8 6 (0.54%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.45%) SAP Basis
10 4 (0.36%) Regular Expression
10 4 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.27%) Gherkin
11 3 (0.27%) jQuery
12 2 (0.18%) WebCenter
12 2 (0.18%) J2EE
12 2 (0.18%) ISPF
13 1 (0.089%) SAP XI
13 1 (0.089%) BAPI
13 1 (0.089%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 189 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.37%) NHS
3 30 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 22 (1.97%) Mainframe
5 12 (1.07%) IVR
6 11 (0.98%) Statistics
6 11 (0.98%) Blackberry
6 11 (0.98%) Performance Metrics
6 11 (0.98%) Data Structures
7 10 (0.89%) Reference Data
7 10 (0.89%) Client/Server
7 10 (0.89%) Clustering
8 9 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.72%) Mathematics
9 8 (0.72%) User Experience
10 7 (0.63%) DTV
10 7 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (0.54%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.54%) Informatics
12 5 (0.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 193 (17.26%) Windows
2 61 (5.46%) Windows 7
3 41 (3.67%) Windows XP
4 39 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (2.50%) Linux
6 26 (2.33%) UNIX
6 26 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.89%) Windows NT
9 9 (0.81%) Windows 2000
10 6 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.54%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.54%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.36%) Android
12 3 (0.27%) zOS
13 2 (0.18%) MVS
13 2 (0.18%) VMS
13 2 (0.18%) AIX
14 1 (0.089%) Solaris
14 1 (0.089%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (13.77%) Business Analysis
2 144 (12.88%) ITIL
3 106 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 102 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (6.80%) Project Management
6 73 (6.53%) Migration
7 57 (5.10%) Service Management
8 55 (4.92%) Data Analysis
9 50 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
10 49 (4.38%) Data Modelling
11 37 (3.31%) Service Delivery
11 37 (3.31%) E-Commerce
12 34 (3.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (2.95%) CRM
14 32 (2.86%) ERP
15 30 (2.68%) Use Case
16 29 (2.59%) Scrum
16 29 (2.59%) Incident Management
17 28 (2.50%) Test Scripting
18 27 (2.42%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 159 (14.22%) SQL
2 29 (2.59%) VBA
3 25 (2.24%) T-SQL
4 17 (1.52%) VB
5 15 (1.34%) PL/SQL
6 13 (1.16%) Java
7 11 (0.98%) C
7 11 (0.98%) C#
8 6 (0.54%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.54%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.45%) COBOL
9 5 (0.45%) VBScript
9 5 (0.45%) JCL
10 4 (0.36%) PL/1
10 4 (0.36%) Perl
11 3 (0.27%) X++
11 3 (0.27%) SAS Macro
12 2 (0.18%) REXX
12 2 (0.18%) ABAP
13 1 (0.089%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 74 (6.62%) Security Cleared
2 50 (4.47%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.76%) ISEB
4 37 (3.31%) Degree
5 25 (2.24%) MCP
6 19 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.43%) CCNA
9 15 (1.34%) ISTQB
10 13 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.98%) CCNP
12 10 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (0.89%) CISSP
13 8 (0.72%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.72%) CISM
14 6 (0.54%) IIBA
14 6 (0.54%) MCSE
15 5 (0.45%) GIAC
15 5 (0.45%) MCITP
15 5 (0.45%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.81%) SLA
2 31 (2.77%) QA
3 6 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.54%) COBIT
3 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.089%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.089%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.089%) HL7
System Software
1 78 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.34%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.54%) XenApp
6 4 (0.36%) DFS Replication
6 4 (0.36%) Firmware
6 4 (0.36%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.27%) XenServer
7 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.18%) vSphere
8 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.089%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.089%) RACF
9 1 (0.089%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 22 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
1 22 (1.97%) OpenView
2 21 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 17 (1.52%) SCCM
4 9 (0.81%) SCOM
5 5 (0.45%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.36%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.089%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.089%) Netcool
8 1 (0.089%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.089%) Oozie
8 1 (0.089%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.089%) WSUS
Vendors
1 229 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 78 (6.98%) Oracle
3 59 (5.28%) SAP
4 56 (5.01%) HP
5 45 (4.03%) Citrix
6 32 (2.86%) VMware
7 27 (2.42%) Lotus
8 24 (2.15%) Cisco
9 21 (1.88%) Remedy
10 19 (1.70%) ServiceNow
11 16 (1.43%) IBM
11 16 (1.43%) CA
12 12 (1.07%) Avaya
13 10 (0.89%) Nortel
14 9 (0.81%) AppSense
14 9 (0.81%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.72%) Siebel
15 8 (0.72%) EMC
15 8 (0.72%) Curam
15 8 (0.72%) Google
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