The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 2 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 560 403 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.89% 15.35% 15.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.17% 16.59% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 186 256
Average daily rate
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£318 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £178 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.53% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 54 70
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -18.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2776 2429 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.66% 92.50% 91.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1522 1147 1531
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 183 224
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Analyst
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 0 254 £314 -3.46% 91
Cheshire +2 145 £314 +11.06% 41
Lancashire +4 57 £328 +19.09% 7
Merseyside +1 44 £350 - 16
Cumbria +1 4 £427 - 3
Analyst
England

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 269 (23.60%) Finance
2 187 (16.40%) Microsoft
3 166 (14.56%) Windows
4 157 (13.77%) SQL
5 154 (13.51%) Business Analysis
6 131 (11.49%) MS Excel
7 125 (10.96%) ITIL
8 121 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 106 (9.30%) MS Office
10 103 (9.04%) Banking
11 88 (7.72%) NHS
12 79 (6.93%) Oracle
13 77 (6.75%) Active Directory
13 77 (6.75%) Project Management
14 76 (6.67%) SQL Server
14 76 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
15 67 (5.88%) Retail
16 59 (5.18%) Data Analysis
17 57 (5.00%) Security Cleared
18 56 (4.91%) UNIX
18 56 (4.91%) Migration
19 54 (4.74%) UML
20 52 (4.56%) Scrum
21 49 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
22 48 (4.21%) SAP
22 48 (4.21%) SharePoint
23 47 (4.12%) E-Commerce
23 47 (4.12%) ISEB
24 45 (3.95%) MS Visio
24 45 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 48 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.93%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.14%) SAS
5 12 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (0.96%) CMS
7 10 (0.88%) CICS
8 9 (0.79%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.70%) TIBCO EMS
9 8 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.53%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.53%) IIS
12 5 (0.44%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.44%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.44%) Adobe CQ
12 5 (0.44%) Escenic
12 5 (0.44%) Lync
Applications
1 131 (11.49%) MS Excel
2 106 (9.30%) MS Office
3 45 (3.95%) MS Visio
4 29 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.49%) MS Project
6 9 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.35%) Mingle
8 1 (0.088%) SPSS
8 1 (0.088%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 13 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
1 13 (1.14%) Maximo
2 9 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.70%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 8 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
4 7 (0.61%) CSG Singleview
4 7 (0.61%) ResourceLink
5 5 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.26%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.18%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.18%) Magento
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.088%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.088%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.40%) DHCP
1 16 (1.40%) SAN
1 16 (1.40%) Firewall
2 14 (1.23%) DNS
3 12 (1.05%) Wireless
4 11 (0.96%) Network Security
4 11 (0.96%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.88%) VPN
5 10 (0.88%) LAN
6 9 (0.79%) VoIP
6 9 (0.79%) WAN
7 8 (0.70%) Intranet
8 5 (0.44%) Internet
8 5 (0.44%) SSL
8 5 (0.44%) FTP
9 4 (0.35%) IPsec
9 4 (0.35%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.26%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.26%) HTTP
10 3 (0.26%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (1.58%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.05%) MS Access
7 11 (0.96%) QlikView
8 9 (0.79%) Big Data
8 9 (0.79%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.53%) MySQL
11 6 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.44%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.44%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.35%) DB2
14 3 (0.26%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (1.05%) JIRA
1 12 (1.05%) Selenium
2 6 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.35%) TestComplete
5 3 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.18%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.18%) Zephyr
6 2 (0.18%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.18%) JUnit
6 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.088%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.088%) Toad
7 1 (0.088%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.088%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.088%) JMeter
7 1 (0.088%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.088%) Lombardi
General
1 269 (23.60%) Finance
2 103 (9.04%) Banking
3 67 (5.88%) Retail
4 37 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.72%) Marketing
6 26 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.67%) Legal
8 17 (1.49%) Advertising
9 16 (1.40%) Billing
9 16 (1.40%) Back Office
10 13 (1.14%) Retail Banking
11 12 (1.05%) Local Government
12 9 (0.79%) Electronics
13 7 (0.61%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.61%) French Language
14 6 (0.53%) Games
15 5 (0.44%) Publishing
16 4 (0.35%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.35%) German Language
17 3 (0.26%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.28%) .NET
2 22 (1.93%) HTML
3 14 (1.23%) Web Services
4 12 (1.05%) CSS
4 12 (1.05%) J2EE
4 12 (1.05%) Middleware
5 11 (0.96%) jQuery
5 11 (0.96%) XML
6 9 (0.79%) HTML5
7 8 (0.70%) Rendezvous
7 8 (0.70%) Ajax
8 7 (0.61%) Regular Expression
9 6 (0.53%) Spring
9 6 (0.53%) Struts
10 5 (0.44%) Java RMI
10 5 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (0.44%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.44%) EJB
10 5 (0.44%) JSF
10 5 (0.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.72%) NHS
2 36 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 17 (1.49%) Mainframe
4 15 (1.32%) Clustering
5 12 (1.05%) Statistics
6 11 (0.96%) Blackberry
7 10 (0.88%) CMDB
8 9 (0.79%) DTV
9 7 (0.61%) Data Extraction
9 7 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.53%) Open Source
10 6 (0.53%) Wiki
10 6 (0.53%) IVR
11 5 (0.44%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.44%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.44%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.44%) iPad
12 4 (0.35%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 166 (14.56%) Windows
2 56 (4.91%) UNIX
3 45 (3.95%) Windows 7
4 38 (3.33%) Windows XP
5 37 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (2.46%) Linux
8 10 (0.88%) AIX
8 10 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.61%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.53%) Windows NT
11 5 (0.44%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.44%) Android
12 4 (0.35%) Solaris
12 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.26%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.26%) HPUX
14 2 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.088%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (13.51%) Business Analysis
2 125 (10.96%) ITIL
3 121 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (6.75%) Project Management
5 76 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (5.18%) Data Analysis
7 56 (4.91%) Migration
8 54 (4.74%) UML
9 52 (4.56%) Scrum
10 49 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (4.12%) E-Commerce
12 45 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 42 (3.68%) Data Modelling
14 38 (3.33%) Information Security
15 37 (3.25%) Use Case
16 35 (3.07%) Change Management
17 34 (2.98%) CRM
18 32 (2.81%) Service Management
18 32 (2.81%) Validation
19 31 (2.72%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 157 (13.77%) SQL
2 22 (1.93%) T-SQL
3 19 (1.67%) Java
4 15 (1.32%) VBA
5 13 (1.14%) VB
6 11 (0.96%) JavaScript
6 11 (0.96%) Perl
7 10 (0.88%) C#
7 10 (0.88%) PL/SQL
7 10 (0.88%) Shell Script
7 10 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 10 (0.88%) Scala
8 6 (0.53%) COBOL
8 6 (0.53%) C
9 4 (0.35%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.18%) JCL
10 2 (0.18%) SAS Macro
10 2 (0.18%) ABAP
10 2 (0.18%) PHP
11 1 (0.088%) RPG
Qualifications
1 57 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 47 (4.12%) ISEB
3 40 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 31 (2.72%) Degree
5 30 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (1.49%) MCP
7 16 (1.40%) CISSP
7 16 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.32%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.79%) CISM
10 8 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.61%) MCSE
11 7 (0.61%) CCNA
11 7 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.53%) CRISC
12 6 (0.53%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.44%) CISA
13 5 (0.44%) MCSA
13 5 (0.44%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.25%) SLA
2 33 (2.89%) QA
3 9 (0.79%) COBIT
4 8 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.35%) Basel III
7 3 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.26%) BS7799
8 2 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
8 2 (0.18%) HL7
8 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.088%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.088%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.088%) WCAG
System Software
1 77 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.61%) XenApp
4 6 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.26%) RACF
6 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.088%) NDS
8 1 (0.088%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.088%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.088%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.088%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.088%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.23%) SCCM
3 11 (0.96%) OpenView
4 9 (0.79%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.79%) BladeLogic
5 8 (0.70%) SCOM
6 7 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.44%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (0.26%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.18%) WSUS
10 2 (0.18%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (0.18%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.088%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.088%) MIMEsweeper
11 1 (0.088%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.088%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.088%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.088%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 187 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 79 (6.93%) Oracle
3 48 (4.21%) SAP
4 42 (3.68%) Citrix
5 41 (3.60%) HP
6 24 (2.11%) VMware
7 23 (2.02%) IBM
8 19 (1.67%) Cisco
8 19 (1.67%) Business Objects
9 17 (1.49%) Splunk
10 16 (1.40%) Remedy
11 11 (0.96%) Cyber-Ark
12 10 (0.88%) Cognos
13 9 (0.79%) Siebel
13 9 (0.79%) Lotus
14 8 (0.70%) TIBCO
15 7 (0.61%) iSOFT
15 7 (0.61%) Teradata
15 7 (0.61%) Avaya
16 6 (0.53%) CA
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