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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 653 738 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.23% 18.56% 18.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.21% 19.68% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 389 304
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 £191 £200 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 70 40
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.66 £11.55 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £49.28 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
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
3794 3750 2930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.28% 94.32% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2286 1995 1547
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 £265 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 225 203
Median hourly rate £18.80 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.29 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 0 343 £350 +7.69% 107
Cheshire -8 127 £375 -9.09% 22
Merseyside +1 74 £338 +50.00% 14
Lancashire -5 53 £360 +2.85% 9
Cumbria -5 5 - -
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 321 (24.64%) Finance
2 263 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (14.74%) Business Analysis
4 189 (14.50%) SQL
5 174 (13.35%) Windows
6 153 (11.74%) Microsoft
7 148 (11.36%) Project Management
8 145 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 143 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
10 129 (9.90%) Banking
11 103 (7.90%) SQL Server
12 102 (7.83%) Waterfall
13 101 (7.75%) Oracle
14 99 (7.60%) Retail
15 94 (7.21%) SAP
16 84 (6.45%) ITIL
17 83 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
18 81 (6.22%) MS Excel
19 76 (5.83%) MS Office
20 75 (5.76%) Test Scripting
21 74 (5.68%) Security Cleared
22 73 (5.60%) CRM
23 72 (5.53%) Use Case
24 70 (5.37%) Migration
25 68 (5.22%) Active Directory
26 67 (5.14%) Java
26 67 (5.14%) UML
27 64 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
27 64 (4.91%) Change Management
28 57 (4.37%) User Stories

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 30 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.07%) Apache
3 20 (1.53%) SAS
4 19 (1.46%) MS Exchange
5 16 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 14 (1.07%) IIS
7 12 (0.92%) CICS
8 10 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.77%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.69%) CMS
9 9 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.61%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.54%) NetWeaver
11 7 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.46%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.23%) JBoss
15 2 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 81 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 76 (5.83%) MS Office
3 41 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.15%) MS Project
6 10 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.077%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.077%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (2.00%) SAP HR
3 17 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.92%) SAP SRM
6 11 (0.84%) SAP Payroll
7 8 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.46%) Magento
9 5 (0.38%) BASE24
9 5 (0.38%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.38%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.31%) Unica
11 3 (0.23%) OpenText MBPM
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.23%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.00%) IaaS
2 8 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.54%) SaaS
4 6 (0.46%) Office 365
5 5 (0.38%) Taleo
6 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.077%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.077%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 25 (1.92%) Firewall
3 18 (1.38%) DNS
4 13 (1.00%) SSL
5 11 (0.84%) Internet
5 11 (0.84%) VPN
6 10 (0.77%) LAN
6 10 (0.77%) WAN
7 8 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (0.61%) Network Security
8 7 (0.54%) FTP
9 6 (0.46%) DHCP
9 6 (0.46%) SMTP
10 5 (0.38%) ATM
10 5 (0.38%) HTTP
10 5 (0.38%) SNMP
11 4 (0.31%) Extranet
11 4 (0.31%) Intranet
11 4 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.31%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.23%) DB2
3 25 (1.92%) Data Mining
4 24 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 15 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.00%) SAP BW
8 10 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.69%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.46%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 6 (0.46%) MS Access
10 6 (0.46%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (0.38%) Base SAS
11 5 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 44 (3.38%) JIRA
2 23 (1.77%) HP UFT
3 20 (1.53%) Selenium
4 18 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (1.23%) Cucumber
6 13 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
7 12 (0.92%) MSI
7 12 (0.92%) WebDriver
8 9 (0.69%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.61%) Toad
9 8 (0.61%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.46%) eggPlant
10 6 (0.46%) Subversion
10 6 (0.46%) WiX
11 5 (0.38%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.23%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.23%) TestDirector
13 2 (0.15%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.15%) YouTrack
General
1 321 (24.64%) Finance
2 129 (9.90%) Banking
3 99 (7.60%) Retail
4 49 (3.76%) Telecoms
5 46 (3.53%) Legal
6 39 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 34 (2.61%) Marketing
8 21 (1.61%) Law
8 21 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 20 (1.53%) Retail Banking
10 16 (1.23%) Back Office
11 13 (1.00%) Electronics
11 13 (1.00%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.77%) Billing
12 10 (0.77%) German Language
12 10 (0.77%) Local Government
13 9 (0.69%) Advertising
14 7 (0.54%) Dutch Language
15 6 (0.46%) French Language
16 5 (0.38%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.38%) .NET
2 36 (2.76%) Web Services
3 33 (2.53%) XML
4 13 (1.00%) LAPP Stack
4 13 (1.00%) WebCenter
5 10 (0.77%) Middleware
5 10 (0.77%) SOAP
6 7 (0.54%) HTML
6 7 (0.54%) SAP Basis
7 6 (0.46%) CSS
7 6 (0.46%) IBM Integration Bus
7 6 (0.46%) Software Packaging
7 6 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.38%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.38%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.38%) J2EE
9 4 (0.31%) JSON
10 3 (0.23%) RESTful
10 3 (0.23%) XML Schema
11 2 (0.15%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 143 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (3.22%) NHS
3 26 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 24 (1.84%) Life Science
5 23 (1.77%) Mainframe
6 21 (1.61%) User Experience
7 20 (1.53%) Blackberry
8 13 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.00%) Visualisation
9 12 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 12 (0.92%) Data Extraction
9 12 (0.92%) Data Structures
10 11 (0.84%) Informatics
11 10 (0.77%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.61%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.61%) FMCG
12 8 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (0.61%) Social Media
12 8 (0.61%) Tandem
13 7 (0.54%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 174 (13.35%) Windows
2 57 (4.37%) Unix
3 45 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 43 (3.30%) Linux
5 32 (2.46%) Windows XP
6 26 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.92%) Windows 8
9 11 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.77%) AIX
10 10 (0.77%) Solaris
11 9 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.54%) Android
12 7 (0.54%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.31%) NetWare
14 3 (0.23%) HPUX
14 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (14.74%) Business Analysis
3 148 (11.36%) Project Management
4 145 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 102 (7.83%) Waterfall
6 84 (6.45%) ITIL
7 83 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 75 (5.76%) Test Scripting
9 73 (5.60%) CRM
10 72 (5.53%) Use Case
11 70 (5.37%) Migration
12 67 (5.14%) UML
13 64 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
13 64 (4.91%) Change Management
14 57 (4.37%) User Stories
15 55 (4.22%) Data Analysis
16 52 (3.99%) SDLC
17 51 (3.91%) Software Testing
18 49 (3.76%) Data Modelling
19 47 (3.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 189 (14.50%) SQL
2 67 (5.14%) Java
3 33 (2.53%) JavaScript
4 30 (2.30%) Bash Shell
5 29 (2.23%) Python
6 28 (2.15%) PowerShell
7 23 (1.77%) PL/SQL
8 20 (1.53%) T-SQL
9 18 (1.38%) C#
10 17 (1.30%) Perl
11 15 (1.15%) Ruby
12 14 (1.07%) C++
13 13 (1.00%) VBScript
14 12 (0.92%) AWK
14 12 (0.92%) VB
15 10 (0.77%) PHP
16 9 (0.69%) COBOL
16 9 (0.69%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.61%) VBA
18 6 (0.46%) JCL
Qualifications
1 74 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 49 (3.76%) SC Cleared
3 46 (3.53%) ISEB
4 38 (2.92%) Degree
5 24 (1.84%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (1.46%) CISSP
8 17 (1.30%) CISM
9 14 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.92%) MCP
12 9 (0.69%) MCSE
13 7 (0.54%) MCDST
13 7 (0.54%) MOS
14 6 (0.46%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.38%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.76%) QA
2 22 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (1.30%) SLA
4 11 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.38%) COBIT
8 3 (0.23%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.23%) UCITS
9 2 (0.15%) FATCA
9 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.077%) BS7666
10 1 (0.077%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 68 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.23%) RACF
4 3 (0.23%) Snort
4 3 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (0.23%) vSphere
4 3 (0.23%) XenApp
4 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.077%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.077%) GPFS
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.077%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 34 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (1.07%) Puppet
3 6 (0.46%) SCCM
3 6 (0.46%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.23%) CA Endevor
4 3 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.23%) OpenView
4 3 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.15%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.15%) QRadar
5 2 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.077%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.077%) DameWare
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.077%) vRealize
6 1 (0.077%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 153 (11.74%) Microsoft
2 101 (7.75%) Oracle
3 94 (7.21%) SAP
4 45 (3.45%) IBM
5 38 (2.92%) Citrix
6 35 (2.69%) Cisco
7 31 (2.38%) HP
8 28 (2.15%) VMware
9 21 (1.61%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.00%) Dell
10 13 (1.00%) Remedy
10 13 (1.00%) SaltStack
10 13 (1.00%) Talend
11 9 (0.69%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.61%) Apple
12 8 (0.61%) hybris
12 8 (0.61%) Tableau
13 7 (0.54%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.54%) Dynatrace
13 7 (0.54%) LANDesk
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