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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 559 495 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.55% 17.92% 15.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.11% 19.84% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 232 222
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£313 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 54 48
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.15 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £92.00 £25.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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
2925 2495 2777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.81% 90.33% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1720 1212 1396
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 192 190
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.67 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £40.57 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 0 254 £293 -6.40% 109
Cheshire -1 132 £331 +3.84% 33
Merseyside +4 77 £275 +12.82% 12
Lancashire -4 60 £330 +20.00% 17
Cumbria -4 6 £425 +25.92% 1
Analyst
England

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 266 (23.01%) Finance
2 218 (18.86%) Microsoft
3 202 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
4 184 (15.92%) Windows
5 168 (14.53%) SQL
6 164 (14.19%) Business Analysis
7 144 (12.46%) ITIL
8 139 (12.02%) MS Excel
9 127 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
10 122 (10.55%) MS Office
11 121 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 97 (8.39%) Banking
13 76 (6.57%) Project Management
13 76 (6.57%) Migration
14 75 (6.49%) Retail
15 72 (6.23%) Oracle
15 72 (6.23%) SQL Server
16 69 (5.97%) NHS
17 66 (5.71%) Active Directory
17 66 (5.71%) Security Cleared
18 64 (5.54%) SLA
19 57 (4.93%) Service Management
19 57 (4.93%) Windows 7
20 55 (4.76%) Data Analysis
21 54 (4.67%) Data Modelling
22 52 (4.50%) HP
22 52 (4.50%) SAP
23 50 (4.33%) SharePoint
23 50 (4.33%) SC Cleared
24 45 (3.89%) Business Intelligence

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 50 (4.33%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.08%) IBM Notes
3 19 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 15 (1.30%) CICS
5 14 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (1.12%) SAS
7 8 (0.69%) NetWeaver
8 7 (0.61%) IIS
8 7 (0.61%) Lync
8 7 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.35%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.35%) CMS
10 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.17%) Drupal
11 2 (0.17%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.087%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.087%) TIBCO EMS
12 1 (0.087%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 139 (12.02%) MS Excel
2 122 (10.55%) MS Office
3 40 (3.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (3.37%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.12%) MS Project
6 8 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.26%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (1.12%) Maximo
3 9 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
4 8 (0.69%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.35%) assyst
6 4 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.35%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
7 2 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.17%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.17%) arcHouse
7 2 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.087%) SiteCatalyst
8 1 (0.087%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.087%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.087%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.087%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.52%) SaaS
2 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.17%) Office 365
4 1 (0.087%) Responsys
4 1 (0.087%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.73%) WAN
1 20 (1.73%) TCP/IP
2 16 (1.38%) Wireless
3 15 (1.30%) DHCP
4 14 (1.21%) Firewall
5 12 (1.04%) DNS
5 12 (1.04%) SAN
5 12 (1.04%) LAN
6 11 (0.95%) VoIP
7 10 (0.87%) VPN
8 9 (0.78%) Internet
9 8 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.61%) OSPF
11 6 (0.52%) Intranet
11 6 (0.52%) HTTP
12 5 (0.43%) EIGRP
13 4 (0.35%) BGP
13 4 (0.35%) DMZ
13 4 (0.35%) FTP
13 4 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (1.38%) MS Access
4 16 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 12 (1.04%) SAP BW
8 12 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.87%) DB2
10 8 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.69%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.61%) Base SAS
12 6 (0.52%) Big Data
12 6 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.35%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (1.04%) JIRA
3 11 (0.95%) Selenium
4 6 (0.52%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (0.43%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.26%) Toad
7 3 (0.26%) MSTest
8 2 (0.17%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.17%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.17%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.17%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.087%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.087%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.087%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.087%) Eclipse
General
1 266 (23.01%) Finance
2 97 (8.39%) Banking
3 75 (6.49%) Retail
4 30 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.99%) Marketing
7 20 (1.73%) Advertising
8 19 (1.64%) Legal
9 15 (1.30%) Retail Banking
10 10 (0.87%) Billing
11 9 (0.78%) Local Government
12 8 (0.69%) Back Office
13 7 (0.61%) Electronics
13 7 (0.61%) Games
14 5 (0.43%) Publishing
15 3 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.17%) Norwegian Language
16 2 (0.17%) Portuguese Language
16 2 (0.17%) Swedish Language
16 2 (0.17%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.11%) .NET
2 24 (2.08%) Web Services
3 19 (1.64%) XML
4 16 (1.38%) HTML
4 16 (1.38%) CSS
5 12 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 10 (0.87%) Middleware
7 6 (0.52%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.43%) SOAP
8 5 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.43%) SAP Basis
9 4 (0.35%) Regular Expression
9 4 (0.35%) jQuery
10 3 (0.26%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.17%) WebCenter
11 2 (0.17%) DWR
11 2 (0.17%) J2EE
12 1 (0.087%) JDBC
12 1 (0.087%) JSP
12 1 (0.087%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 202 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (5.97%) NHS
3 37 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 20 (1.73%) Mainframe
5 16 (1.38%) IVR
6 12 (1.04%) Performance Metrics
7 11 (0.95%) Data Structures
7 11 (0.95%) Statistics
7 11 (0.95%) Clustering
7 11 (0.95%) Blackberry
8 10 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.78%) Open Source
10 8 (0.69%) Reference Data
10 8 (0.69%) Mathematics
10 8 (0.69%) CMDB
11 7 (0.61%) DTV
12 6 (0.52%) IBM Mainframe
13 5 (0.43%) Data Extraction
13 5 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 184 (15.92%) Windows
2 57 (4.93%) Windows 7
3 36 (3.11%) Windows XP
3 36 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (2.77%) UNIX
5 27 (2.34%) Linux
6 23 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.95%) Windows NT
9 9 (0.78%) Windows 2000
10 6 (0.52%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.52%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.43%) Android
12 3 (0.26%) AIX
13 2 (0.17%) zOS
14 1 (0.087%) MVS
14 1 (0.087%) VME
14 1 (0.087%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.087%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (14.19%) Business Analysis
2 144 (12.46%) ITIL
3 127 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 76 (6.57%) Migration
5 76 (6.57%) Project Management
6 57 (4.93%) Service Management
7 55 (4.76%) Data Analysis
8 54 (4.67%) Data Modelling
9 45 (3.89%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (3.63%) E-Commerce
11 37 (3.20%) Scrum
12 36 (3.11%) Service Delivery
13 35 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
14 33 (2.85%) CRM
15 31 (2.68%) Use Case
15 31 (2.68%) Continuous Improvement
16 30 (2.60%) ERP
16 30 (2.60%) UML
16 30 (2.60%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 168 (14.53%) SQL
2 31 (2.68%) T-SQL
3 25 (2.16%) VBA
4 18 (1.56%) VB
5 14 (1.21%) C
6 13 (1.12%) PL/SQL
7 12 (1.04%) Java
8 11 (0.95%) C#
9 9 (0.78%) COBOL
10 7 (0.61%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.52%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.35%) Perl
12 4 (0.35%) VBScript
12 4 (0.35%) Assembly Language
13 3 (0.26%) JCL
13 3 (0.26%) X++
13 3 (0.26%) SAS Macro
14 2 (0.17%) ABAP
15 1 (0.087%) Ruby
15 1 (0.087%) REXX
Qualifications
1 66 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 50 (4.33%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.63%) ISEB
4 33 (2.85%) Degree
5 23 (1.99%) MCP
6 17 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (1.30%) CCNA
9 14 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (1.21%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.95%) CCNP
11 10 (0.87%) CISSP
12 8 (0.69%) CISM
13 6 (0.52%) IIBA
14 5 (0.43%) CBAP
14 5 (0.43%) CRISC
14 5 (0.43%) GIAC
14 5 (0.43%) MCITP
14 5 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.54%) SLA
2 24 (2.08%) QA
3 8 (0.69%) COBIT
4 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.26%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.087%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.087%) HL7
6 1 (0.087%) JSP 440
System Software
1 66 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.38%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.52%) Firmware
5 5 (0.43%) XenApp
6 4 (0.35%) DFS Replication
7 3 (0.26%) XenServer
7 3 (0.26%) RACF
7 3 (0.26%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.17%) vSphere
8 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.087%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.087%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.087%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (1.73%) OpenView
3 19 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 16 (1.38%) SCCM
5 9 (0.78%) SCOM
6 5 (0.43%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.35%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.087%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.087%) WSUS
9 1 (0.087%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 218 (18.86%) Microsoft
2 72 (6.23%) Oracle
3 52 (4.50%) SAP
3 52 (4.50%) HP
4 41 (3.55%) Citrix
5 28 (2.42%) VMware
6 25 (2.16%) Lotus
6 25 (2.16%) Cisco
7 21 (1.82%) Remedy
7 21 (1.82%) ServiceNow
8 15 (1.30%) IBM
9 13 (1.12%) CA
10 11 (0.95%) Avaya
11 10 (0.87%) Nortel
12 9 (0.78%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.78%) Cognos
12 9 (0.78%) AppSense
13 8 (0.69%) Curam
13 8 (0.69%) Siebel
13 8 (0.69%) EMC
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
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