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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Analyst
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 742 578 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.35% 19.15% 15.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.78% 20.42% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 303 194
Average daily rate
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£330 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £197 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 64
Average hourly rate £18.25 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.87 £35.00 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +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
3570 2831 2488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.11% 93.80% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2098 1537 1179
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 195 194
Average hourly rate £19.52 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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 0 290 £325 +1.56% 109
Cheshire -2 190 £375 +20.96% 44
Lancashire +4 78 £300 -9.09% 22
Merseyside +1 77 £266 -23.92% 29
Cumbria 0 27 £350 -18.03% 3
Analyst
England

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 427 (29.15%) Finance
2 258 (17.61%) Microsoft
3 235 (16.04%) SQL
4 216 (14.74%) Business Analysis
5 197 (13.45%) Windows
6 190 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 177 (12.08%) Banking
8 171 (11.67%) MS Excel
9 160 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
10 158 (10.78%) ITIL
11 155 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
12 150 (10.24%) MS Office
13 116 (7.92%) Project Management
14 115 (7.85%) Retail
15 108 (7.37%) Migration
16 102 (6.96%) Active Directory
17 98 (6.69%) Security Cleared
18 96 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
18 96 (6.55%) Oracle
19 93 (6.35%) Data Analysis
20 91 (6.21%) QA
21 85 (5.80%) Windows 7
22 82 (5.60%) SAP
23 78 (5.32%) SQL Server
24 66 (4.51%) Citrix
25 64 (4.37%) PRINCE2
25 64 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
26 61 (4.16%) ISEB
27 60 (4.10%) SC Cleared
28 58 (3.96%) Test Scripting

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 37 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.98%) SAS
3 20 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.48%) IBM Notes
5 5 (0.34%) CICS
6 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.27%) Lync
7 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.20%) IIS
7 3 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.20%) Exstream Dialogue
8 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.14%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.14%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.068%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.068%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 171 (11.67%) MS Excel
2 150 (10.24%) MS Office
3 42 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (2.32%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.43%) MS Project
6 15 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.61%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.20%) SPSS
9 1 (0.068%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (1.16%) SAP HR
3 13 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (0.48%) SAP Payroll
5 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.34%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.27%) Exstream
7 3 (0.20%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.20%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.20%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.20%) Agresso
7 3 (0.20%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.14%) Aareon QL
8 2 (0.14%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.09%) Office 365
2 13 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.27%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.20%) SaaS
5 3 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.068%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.00%) Firewall
2 35 (2.39%) WAN
3 28 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
5 25 (1.71%) SSL
6 24 (1.64%) LAN
7 20 (1.37%) Network Security
8 19 (1.30%) DHCP
9 18 (1.23%) DNS
10 17 (1.16%) SAN
11 13 (0.89%) VPN
12 11 (0.75%) Internet
13 9 (0.61%) Wireless
14 8 (0.55%) Intranet
15 6 (0.41%) HTTP
15 6 (0.41%) Broadband
16 5 (0.34%) VoIP
17 4 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
17 4 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
18 3 (0.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (1.57%) MS Access
6 19 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
6 19 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (1.09%) QlikView
7 16 (1.09%) Oracle Database
8 14 (0.96%) Data Mining
9 13 (0.89%) Base SAS
10 12 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
11 11 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
12 10 (0.68%) Relational Database
12 10 (0.68%) DB2
13 9 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 8 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (1.02%) SoapUI
2 14 (0.96%) Visual Studio
2 14 (0.96%) Selenium
3 11 (0.75%) JIRA
3 11 (0.75%) LoadRunner
3 11 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.55%) Cucumber
5 7 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
6 6 (0.41%) HP UFT
7 5 (0.34%) Subversion
7 5 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.27%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.20%) eggPlant
9 3 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.20%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.14%) Maven
10 2 (0.14%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.14%) MSI
General
1 427 (29.15%) Finance
2 177 (12.08%) Banking
3 115 (7.85%) Retail
4 54 (3.69%) Manufacturing
5 49 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 47 (3.21%) Retail Banking
7 34 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 27 (1.84%) Legal
8 27 (1.84%) Marketing
9 19 (1.30%) Billing
10 18 (1.23%) General Ledger
11 15 (1.02%) Advertising
12 12 (0.82%) Electronics
13 7 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.48%) Law
14 6 (0.41%) Publishing
14 6 (0.41%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.41%) German Language
14 6 (0.41%) Russian Language
15 5 (0.34%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.98%) .NET
2 24 (1.64%) XML
3 21 (1.43%) HTML
4 14 (0.96%) Web Services
5 13 (0.89%) SOAP
6 12 (0.82%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.61%) CSS
8 7 (0.48%) Middleware
8 7 (0.48%) Application Packaging
9 6 (0.41%) WebCenter
9 6 (0.41%) EDI
10 5 (0.34%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.34%) jQuery
10 5 (0.34%) Gherkin
11 4 (0.27%) JSON
11 4 (0.27%) SAP Basis
11 4 (0.27%) ODBC
12 3 (0.20%) J2EE
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
13 2 (0.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 160 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (3.82%) NHS
3 39 (2.66%) Management Information System
4 28 (1.91%) Data Centre
5 26 (1.77%) PKI
6 22 (1.50%) Mainframe
7 17 (1.16%) Blackberry
8 15 (1.02%) Statistics
9 14 (0.96%) Life Science
10 12 (0.82%) Visualisation
10 12 (0.82%) DTV
11 11 (0.75%) GIS
11 11 (0.75%) User Experience
12 10 (0.68%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.55%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.55%) Thin Client
13 8 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (0.48%) iPhone
14 7 (0.48%) Computer Science
14 7 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 197 (13.45%) Windows
2 85 (5.80%) Windows 7
3 50 (3.41%) Windows XP
4 43 (2.94%) UNIX
5 31 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.75%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.61%) Android
10 8 (0.55%) AIX
10 8 (0.55%) Linux
11 5 (0.34%) Solaris
12 3 (0.20%) VMS
12 3 (0.20%) OpenVMS
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.20%) BlackBerry OS
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (14.74%) Business Analysis
2 190 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 158 (10.78%) ITIL
4 155 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
5 116 (7.92%) Project Management
6 108 (7.37%) Migration
7 96 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
8 93 (6.35%) Data Analysis
9 64 (4.37%) PRINCE2
9 64 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
10 58 (3.96%) Test Scripting
11 57 (3.89%) Validation
12 54 (3.69%) ETL
13 49 (3.34%) Incident Management
14 48 (3.28%) CRM
15 46 (3.14%) Use Case
15 46 (3.14%) Continuous Improvement
16 45 (3.07%) Data Modelling
16 45 (3.07%) Change Management
17 44 (3.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 235 (16.04%) SQL
2 26 (1.77%) T-SQL
3 24 (1.64%) VBA
4 22 (1.50%) Java
5 18 (1.23%) C#
6 16 (1.09%) VB
7 14 (0.96%) JCL
8 10 (0.68%) C
9 9 (0.61%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.55%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.41%) COBOL
12 5 (0.34%) VBScript
13 4 (0.27%) Groovy
14 3 (0.20%) Korn
14 3 (0.20%) C-shell
14 3 (0.20%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.20%) C++
14 3 (0.20%) Python
14 3 (0.20%) REXX
14 3 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 98 (6.69%) Security Cleared
2 61 (4.16%) ISEB
3 60 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.94%) Degree
5 37 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
6 31 (2.12%) CISSP
7 29 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (1.77%) ISTQB
9 25 (1.71%) CISMP
10 24 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (1.43%) CISM
12 16 (1.09%) CCNA
13 15 (1.02%) CCA
13 15 (1.02%) CCENT
13 15 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (0.96%) CIMA
14 14 (0.96%) ACCA
14 14 (0.96%) MCP
15 12 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 10 (0.68%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.21%) QA
2 54 (3.69%) SLA
3 49 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.48%) FATCA
6 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.27%) GAMP
7 4 (0.27%) GMP
8 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.068%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.068%) FINREP
System Software
1 102 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.37%) XenApp
3 14 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
5 8 (0.55%) MetaFrame
5 8 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (0.48%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.48%) BitLocker
7 6 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.27%) Firmware
8 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.14%) vSphere
9 2 (0.14%) Xen
10 1 (0.068%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.068%) RACF
10 1 (0.068%) vCloud
10 1 (0.068%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 40 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (1.91%) SCCM
3 7 (0.48%) SCOM
3 7 (0.48%) OpenView
4 5 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.34%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.14%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.14%) MOM
8 1 (0.068%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.068%) OVSD
8 1 (0.068%) WSUS
8 1 (0.068%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.068%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.068%) Puppet
Vendors
1 258 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 96 (6.55%) Oracle
3 82 (5.60%) SAP
4 66 (4.51%) Citrix
5 54 (3.69%) Cisco
6 51 (3.48%) HP
7 39 (2.66%) VMware
8 27 (1.84%) Teradata
9 25 (1.71%) Kaspersky
10 24 (1.64%) Clearswift
10 24 (1.64%) CheckPoint
11 22 (1.50%) AppSense
12 21 (1.43%) IBM
13 19 (1.30%) Cognos
14 18 (1.23%) Remedy
15 17 (1.16%) Symantec
16 11 (0.75%) Tableau
17 9 (0.61%) ServiceNow
17 9 (0.61%) McAfee
17 9 (0.61%) hybris
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