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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analyst
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 648 729 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.49% 19.30% 18.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.44% 20.30% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 429 295
Median daily rate £350 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
- +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 37
Median hourly rate £14.17 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.40% +11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.17 £10.95 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.04 £47.71 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
3514 3591 2841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 95.08% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2187 2090 1543
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 194 187
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 0 353 £350 +7.69% 86
Cheshire -3 90 £350 -2.77% 21
Lancashire -4 74 £375 +13.63% 11
Merseyside -3 67 £310 +16.43% 15
Cumbria +5 10 £344 -1.78% 4
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 334 (26.20%) Finance
2 245 (19.22%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (15.37%) Business Analysis
4 170 (13.33%) SQL
5 167 (13.10%) Windows
6 165 (12.94%) Microsoft
7 159 (12.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 141 (11.06%) Project Management
9 131 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
10 114 (8.94%) Banking
11 110 (8.63%) ITIL
12 94 (7.37%) Active Directory
13 92 (7.22%) Oracle
14 91 (7.14%) SAP
15 89 (6.98%) MS Excel
16 88 (6.90%) MS Office
17 85 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
18 84 (6.59%) Retail
19 79 (6.20%) Waterfall
20 77 (6.04%) SQL Server
21 75 (5.88%) Security Cleared
22 73 (5.73%) CRM
23 70 (5.49%) Migration
23 70 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
24 66 (5.18%) Change Management
25 65 (5.10%) Test Scripting
26 63 (4.94%) Use Case
26 63 (4.94%) Java
27 62 (4.86%) User Stories
28 61 (4.78%) Data Analysis

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 46 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 23 (1.80%) SAS
4 16 (1.25%) Apache
4 16 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (0.94%) CMS
6 11 (0.86%) Skype for Business
7 9 (0.71%) CICS
7 9 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.55%) IIS
9 6 (0.47%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.24%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.16%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 89 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 88 (6.90%) MS Office
3 32 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.18%) MS Project
6 7 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.31%) SPSS
8 2 (0.16%) Mingle
8 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.078%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.078%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
4 9 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.71%) SAP HR
5 7 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.55%) SAP Payroll
6 6 (0.47%) Magento
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.31%) SAP hybris
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.24%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.24%) Unica
10 2 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
10 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.49%) Office 365
2 14 (1.10%) IaaS
3 9 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.24%) SaaS
6 1 (0.078%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.078%) SmartFocus
6 1 (0.078%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.29%) Firewall
2 25 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.41%) Internet
4 16 (1.25%) LAN
5 15 (1.18%) DNS
5 15 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (1.18%) WAN
6 13 (1.02%) Network Security
7 10 (0.78%) HTTP
8 9 (0.71%) tcpdump
8 9 (0.71%) VPN
8 9 (0.71%) Wireshark
9 8 (0.63%) Extranet
9 8 (0.63%) SSL
10 7 (0.55%) FTP
11 6 (0.47%) DHCP
11 6 (0.47%) SAN
12 5 (0.39%) Intranet
12 5 (0.39%) VoIP
13 4 (0.31%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (1.88%) Data Mining
4 22 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (1.57%) DB2
5 20 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
6 14 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.94%) GIS
7 12 (0.94%) MS Access
7 12 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (0.47%) QlikView
10 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.39%) Big Data
11 5 (0.39%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (4.31%) JIRA
2 25 (1.96%) Selenium
3 20 (1.57%) Cucumber
4 11 (0.86%) WebDriver
5 10 (0.78%) HP UFT
6 9 (0.71%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.47%) JMeter
10 5 (0.39%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.39%) Rational Performance Tester
11 3 (0.24%) eggPlant
11 3 (0.24%) Gatling
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.24%) TestDirector
11 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.16%) Appium
12 2 (0.16%) Subversion
12 2 (0.16%) Toad
12 2 (0.16%) YouTrack
General
1 334 (26.20%) Finance
2 114 (8.94%) Banking
3 84 (6.59%) Retail
4 60 (4.71%) Manufacturing
5 58 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.82%) Legal
7 33 (2.59%) Marketing
8 27 (2.12%) Law
9 24 (1.88%) Back Office
10 20 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (1.02%) Electronics
11 13 (1.02%) French Language
12 11 (0.86%) Billing
12 11 (0.86%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.78%) German Language
14 9 (0.71%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.71%) Local Government
15 8 (0.63%) Games
16 7 (0.55%) Advertising
16 7 (0.55%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.29%) .NET
2 32 (2.51%) Web Services
3 27 (2.12%) XML
4 9 (0.71%) Middleware
4 9 (0.71%) SOAP
4 9 (0.71%) WebCenter
5 7 (0.55%) HTML
6 6 (0.47%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.31%) CSS
7 4 (0.31%) JSON
8 3 (0.24%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (0.24%) J2EE
8 3 (0.24%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.16%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.16%) jQuery
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.16%) RESTful
9 2 (0.16%) SAP Smart Forms
9 2 (0.16%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 131 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (3.06%) NHS
3 38 (2.98%) Mainframe
4 36 (2.82%) Life Science
5 32 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.49%) Blackberry
7 18 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.18%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.02%) Data Extraction
10 12 (0.94%) Visualisation
11 11 (0.86%) Credit Risk
11 11 (0.86%) Driving Licence
11 11 (0.86%) Smart Meter
11 11 (0.86%) User Experience
12 10 (0.78%) Mobile App
12 10 (0.78%) PKI
13 8 (0.63%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.63%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.63%) FMCG
13 8 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 167 (13.10%) Windows
2 52 (4.08%) Unix
3 41 (3.22%) Windows Server
4 40 (3.14%) Windows 7
5 39 (3.06%) Linux
6 29 (2.27%) Windows XP
7 27 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.49%) Windows 8
10 18 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (1.25%) Solaris
12 12 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.71%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.47%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.39%) AIX
16 3 (0.24%) Android
16 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.078%) HPUX
17 1 (0.078%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.078%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (19.22%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (15.37%) Business Analysis
3 159 (12.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 141 (11.06%) Project Management
5 110 (8.63%) ITIL
6 85 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 79 (6.20%) Waterfall
8 73 (5.73%) CRM
9 70 (5.49%) Migration
9 70 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 66 (5.18%) Change Management
11 65 (5.10%) Test Scripting
12 63 (4.94%) Use Case
13 62 (4.86%) User Stories
14 61 (4.78%) Data Analysis
15 54 (4.24%) UML
16 52 (4.08%) Scrum
17 46 (3.61%) Analytics
17 46 (3.61%) E-Commerce
18 45 (3.53%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 170 (13.33%) SQL
2 63 (4.94%) Java
3 45 (3.53%) PL/SQL
4 23 (1.80%) Python
5 22 (1.73%) JavaScript
5 22 (1.73%) T-SQL
6 21 (1.65%) Ruby
7 18 (1.41%) Bash Shell
7 18 (1.41%) C#
8 17 (1.33%) PHP
9 15 (1.18%) VBA
10 9 (0.71%) COBOL
11 8 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.55%) VB
13 6 (0.47%) C++
14 5 (0.39%) Perl
14 5 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.31%) JCL
16 3 (0.24%) Assembly Language
17 2 (0.16%) REXX
Qualifications
1 75 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 53 (4.16%) SC Cleared
3 49 (3.84%) Degree
4 46 (3.61%) ISEB
5 30 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (2.27%) ISTQB
7 24 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
8 23 (1.80%) CISSP
9 22 (1.73%) MCP
10 19 (1.49%) CISM
11 13 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.78%) MCDST
12 10 (0.78%) MCSE
13 7 (0.55%) CEH
13 7 (0.55%) GCIH
13 7 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.55%) MOS
14 6 (0.47%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.39%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.37%) QA
2 21 (1.65%) Data Quality
2 21 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.49%) SLA
4 16 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.55%) AIFMD
6 7 (0.55%) UCITS
7 5 (0.39%) COBIT
7 5 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.078%) FATCA
9 1 (0.078%) IAS 39
9 1 (0.078%) SEPA
9 1 (0.078%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 94 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (0.39%) vSphere
4 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.24%) Snort
5 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.16%) XenApp
6 1 (0.078%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.078%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.078%) Firmware
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.078%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.078%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (1.65%) SCCM
2 19 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.10%) Puppet
4 9 (0.71%) SCOM
4 9 (0.71%) WSUS
5 8 (0.63%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.47%) EnCase
7 5 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.24%) DameWare
8 3 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.16%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.16%) CA Endevor
9 2 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.16%) OpenView
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 165 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 92 (7.22%) Oracle
3 91 (7.14%) SAP
4 42 (3.29%) Cisco
5 39 (3.06%) Citrix
6 36 (2.82%) IBM
6 36 (2.82%) VMware
7 32 (2.51%) ServiceNow
8 29 (2.27%) HP
9 22 (1.73%) CA
10 14 (1.10%) LANDesk
10 14 (1.10%) Remedy
11 13 (1.02%) SaltStack
12 12 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 11 (0.86%) IFS
14 10 (0.78%) CheckPoint
15 9 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.71%) Tableau
15 9 (0.71%) Wyse
16 8 (0.63%) Talend
Manchester
Michael Page Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £270 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £12 to £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Intech 7
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
onezeero.
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £360 per day - 6 month contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
North West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
North West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago