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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
England / North West
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 400 663 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.42% 17.29% 16.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.27% 18.21% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 387 288
Median daily rate £350 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 62
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.28 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.63 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%

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
2459 3641 3195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.80% 94.94% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 2167 1733
Median daily rate £375 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 198 201
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 -1 195 £338 -1.74% 76
Cheshire +5 76 £373 +4.92% 41
Merseyside -3 44 £325 -3.70% 12
Lancashire +7 41 £350 +7.69% 20
Cumbria +5 6 £155 -61.31%
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 238 (27.32%) Finance
2 155 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (15.15%) Business Analysis
3 132 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
4 115 (13.20%) Windows
5 114 (13.09%) SQL
6 111 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 110 (12.63%) Microsoft
8 89 (10.22%) ITIL
9 82 (9.41%) MS Excel
10 81 (9.30%) Banking
11 78 (8.96%) Project Management
12 73 (8.38%) SAP
13 70 (8.04%) Change Management
14 64 (7.35%) MS Office
15 63 (7.23%) Process Improvement
16 59 (6.77%) Security Cleared
17 56 (6.43%) Oracle
17 56 (6.43%) Use Case
18 53 (6.08%) User Stories
19 52 (5.97%) Service Management
20 51 (5.86%) Migration
21 49 (5.63%) Active Directory
21 49 (5.63%) Open Source
22 48 (5.51%) Linux
22 48 (5.51%) Retail
22 48 (5.51%) Data Analysis
23 47 (5.40%) Unix
24 46 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
25 44 (5.05%) ISEB

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 21 (2.41%) SAS
1 21 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.84%) IBM Notes
3 14 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.15%) Confluence
6 8 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.69%) Apache
8 5 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.46%) CMS
9 4 (0.46%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.34%) IIS
11 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.23%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.11%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.11%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 82 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 64 (7.35%) MS Office
3 44 (5.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (2.64%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.69%) SPSS
7 5 (0.57%) MS Project
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 15 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.03%) SAP PP
2 9 (1.03%) SAP PP-PI
3 8 (0.92%) SAP MII
4 7 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.69%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.57%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.46%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.34%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.34%) SAP GRC
8 3 (0.34%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.23%) Orchard Housing
9 2 (0.23%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.61%) Office 365
2 11 (1.26%) IaaS
3 8 (0.92%) SaaS
4 6 (0.69%) PaaS
5 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.23%) Trello
8 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.11%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.59%) WAN
2 36 (4.13%) Firewall
2 36 (4.13%) LAN
3 22 (2.53%) VPN
4 21 (2.41%) VoIP
5 17 (1.95%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.49%) Network Security
7 12 (1.38%) Wireless
8 8 (0.92%) Internet
8 8 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (0.80%) DNS
10 6 (0.69%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.57%) SAN
12 4 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.46%) MPLS
13 3 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.34%) DHCP
13 3 (0.34%) Extranet
13 3 (0.34%) NX-OS
13 3 (0.34%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (1.61%) Data Mining
4 14 (1.61%) Redis
5 13 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.15%) Big Data
6 10 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.03%) MS Access
7 9 (1.03%) QlikView
8 8 (0.92%) DB2
8 8 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.80%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.80%) SAP BW
9 7 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.69%) Power BI
10 6 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (4.94%) JIRA
2 16 (1.84%) Selenium
3 5 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.46%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.46%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.34%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.34%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.34%) Zephyr
6 2 (0.23%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.23%) JMeter
7 1 (0.11%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.11%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.11%) GitLab
7 1 (0.11%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.11%) LSMW
7 1 (0.11%) Rational Robot
7 1 (0.11%) Selenium IDE
General
1 238 (27.32%) Finance
2 81 (9.30%) Banking
3 48 (5.51%) Retail
4 43 (4.94%) Manufacturing
5 26 (2.99%) Marketing
6 21 (2.41%) Legal
7 15 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (1.15%) French Language
8 10 (1.15%) German Language
8 10 (1.15%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.92%) Local Government
10 7 (0.80%) Advertising
10 7 (0.80%) Portuguese Language
10 7 (0.80%) Russian Language
10 7 (0.80%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.69%) Dutch Language
11 6 (0.69%) Italian Language
12 5 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.57%) Law
12 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.76%) XML
2 20 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
3 17 (1.95%) Web Services
4 12 (1.38%) HTML
5 11 (1.26%) CSS
6 10 (1.15%) .NET
7 9 (1.03%) RESTful
8 8 (0.92%) SAP XI
9 5 (0.57%) Middleware
10 4 (0.46%) SAP Basis
10 4 (0.46%) XSLT
11 3 (0.34%) JSON
11 3 (0.34%) SAP TM
11 3 (0.34%) SOAP
12 2 (0.23%) COM
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
13 1 (0.11%) ISPF
13 1 (0.11%) Java EE
13 1 (0.11%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 132 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.30%) NHS
4 16 (1.84%) Cyber Attack
5 14 (1.61%) Blackberry
5 14 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 14 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 13 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.49%) Life Science
7 11 (1.26%) FMCG
8 10 (1.15%) User Experience
9 8 (0.92%) iPhone
10 6 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.69%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.57%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.57%) Equities
11 5 (0.57%) Tandem
12 4 (0.46%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.46%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 115 (13.20%) Windows
2 48 (5.51%) Linux
3 47 (5.40%) Unix
4 25 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.41%) Windows XP
6 17 (1.95%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.38%) AIX
8 12 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.15%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.92%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.80%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.46%) Android
13 4 (0.46%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.23%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.11%) Solaris
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (15.15%) Business Analysis
3 111 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 89 (10.22%) ITIL
5 78 (8.96%) Project Management
6 70 (8.04%) Change Management
7 63 (7.23%) Process Improvement
8 56 (6.43%) Use Case
9 53 (6.08%) User Stories
10 52 (5.97%) Service Management
11 51 (5.86%) Migration
12 49 (5.63%) Open Source
13 48 (5.51%) Data Analysis
14 46 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (4.82%) Scrum
16 41 (4.71%) CRM
16 41 (4.71%) UML
17 39 (4.48%) Test Scripting
18 37 (4.25%) Cybersecurity
18 37 (4.25%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 114 (13.09%) SQL
2 23 (2.64%) Java
3 18 (2.07%) Python
4 11 (1.26%) PowerShell
4 11 (1.26%) T-SQL
4 11 (1.26%) VBA
5 10 (1.15%) C#
6 8 (0.92%) VBScript
7 6 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.69%) VB
8 5 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.57%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.34%) Perl
10 2 (0.23%) PHP
10 2 (0.23%) R
10 2 (0.23%) RPG
10 2 (0.23%) RPG IV
10 2 (0.23%) Ruby
11 1 (0.11%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.11%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (6.77%) Security Cleared
2 44 (5.05%) ISEB
3 38 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.99%) CISSP
5 20 (2.30%) SANS
6 19 (2.18%) Degree
7 17 (1.95%) SSCP
8 14 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.49%) MCP
10 10 (1.15%) CCNA
10 10 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.92%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.80%) IIBA
13 7 (0.80%) MCSE
14 6 (0.69%) CBAP
14 6 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.57%) CCNP
16 4 (0.46%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.67%) PMO
2 30 (3.44%) QA
3 25 (2.87%) SLA
4 16 (1.84%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.57%) MiFID
7 4 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.34%) GDPR
8 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) GMP
10 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 49 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.46%) vSphere
5 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.23%) XenApp
6 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.11%) Firmware
7 1 (0.11%) RACF
7 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (2.18%) QRadar
2 14 (1.61%) Kibana
3 13 (1.49%) logstash
4 11 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (0.80%) RSA enVision
6 5 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.57%) Nessus
6 5 (0.57%) Nexpose
6 5 (0.57%) Nmap
6 5 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.57%) Puppet
6 5 (0.57%) SCCM
7 4 (0.46%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.34%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.23%) SCOM
9 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 110 (12.63%) Microsoft
2 73 (8.38%) SAP
3 56 (6.43%) Oracle
4 26 (2.99%) VMware
5 25 (2.87%) Cisco
5 25 (2.87%) Splunk
6 23 (2.64%) IBM
7 20 (2.30%) Apple
7 20 (2.30%) Citrix
8 16 (1.84%) Lotus
8 16 (1.84%) Tableau
9 13 (1.49%) Atlassian
9 13 (1.49%) LogRhythm
10 11 (1.26%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.15%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.03%) HP
12 9 (1.03%) Intel
12 9 (1.03%) Intel Security
13 6 (0.69%) NetWitness
13 6 (0.69%) Remedy
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The One Group
Rate: £120 - 150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Rate: £11 - £14 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bupa
Rate: Competitive Package - 6 to 8 months fixed term contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Contingency Team
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
North West
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago