The table below looks at the statistics for Analytics skills 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 Analytics over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Analytics
Rank 111 100 116
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Contract jobs citing Analytics 43 45 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 1.38% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.81% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 9
Average daily rate £450 £406 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -6.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £288 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £633 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £53.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +114.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £32.00 £31.71
% change year-on-year
-56.25% +0.91%
Analytics
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3034 2490 2082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.91% 76.47% 74.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1855 1473 1055
Average daily rate £400 £390 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 101 115
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.54 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.85% -1.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Analytics
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Analytics across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Analytics Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Analytics
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Analytics across the North West region.

Analytics Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Analytics
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analytics across the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Analytics Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Analytics
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Analytics across the North West region.

Analytics Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Analytics
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 Analytics within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 31 £416 +28.07% 31
Lancashire -3 4 £725 +33.08% 3
Cheshire -14 4 £550 +83.33% 11
Merseyside - 4 - - 1
Analytics
England

Analytics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Analytics also 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 that cited Analytics.

1 53 (29.28%) Finance
2 45 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (24.31%) Data Analytics
4 43 (23.76%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (19.89%) SQL
6 32 (17.68%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (16.57%) SAS
8 28 (15.47%) Marketing
9 27 (14.92%) Google
9 27 (14.92%) Google Analytics
9 27 (14.92%) CRM
9 27 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (14.36%) Project Management
11 24 (13.26%) Data Modelling
12 23 (12.71%) Oracle
12 23 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (12.15%) ETL
13 22 (12.15%) BDD
14 21 (11.60%) Web Services
15 20 (11.05%) TDD
16 19 (10.50%) Business Analysis
16 19 (10.50%) Copywriting
16 19 (10.50%) Salesforce.com
16 19 (10.50%) Waterfall
17 18 (9.94%) Data Protection
17 18 (9.94%) Change Management
18 17 (9.39%) SMS
18 17 (9.39%) B2C
18 17 (9.39%) Security Cleared
18 17 (9.39%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Analytics
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Analytics also 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 that cited Analytics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (16.57%) SAS
2 5 (2.76%) CMS
3 4 (2.21%) WordPress
4 3 (1.66%) Sonic ESB
5 2 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.10%) CICS
5 2 (1.10%) Drupal
5 2 (1.10%) IIS
5 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Apache
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.10%) Mingle
3 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) CA PPM
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.55%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.55%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.92%) Google Analytics
2 4 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.66%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (1.10%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (1.10%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.39%) SMS
2 3 (1.66%) Intranet
2 3 (1.66%) LDAP
3 2 (1.10%) HTTP
4 1 (0.55%) Internet
4 1 (0.55%) LAN
4 1 (0.55%) SAN
4 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.68%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (6.63%) Oracle Database
2 12 (6.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 12 (6.63%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.52%) Oracle BI EE
4 9 (4.97%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (3.87%) Base SAS
5 7 (3.87%) Big Data
6 6 (3.31%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (2.76%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.76%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.76%) Star Schema
8 4 (2.21%) MySQL
8 4 (2.21%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.21%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (1.10%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.87%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.76%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.10%) JIRA
4 2 (1.10%) Selenium
4 2 (1.10%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.55%) ERwin
5 1 (0.55%) Gradle
5 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 53 (29.28%) Finance
2 28 (15.47%) Marketing
3 15 (8.29%) Banking
4 12 (6.63%) Retail
5 8 (4.42%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.21%) Publishing
7 2 (1.10%) Advertising
7 2 (1.10%) Legal
7 2 (1.10%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.55%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (27.07%) Analyst
2 31 (17.13%) Developer
3 28 (15.47%) Architect
4 24 (13.26%) Business Analyst
5 16 (8.84%) SAS Developer
6 12 (6.63%) Project Manager
7 11 (6.08%) Consultant
7 11 (6.08%) Digital Analyst
7 11 (6.08%) Digital Business Analyst
8 9 (4.97%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 8 (4.42%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
9 8 (4.42%) Lead Developer
9 8 (4.42%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.87%) Transformation Manager
11 6 (3.31%) Head of Testing
11 6 (3.31%) Mobility Architect
12 5 (2.76%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
12 5 (2.76%) Head of Analytics
12 5 (2.76%) Head of Service Operations
12 5 (2.76%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.60%) Web Services
2 8 (4.42%) Middleware
3 7 (3.87%) SOAP
4 6 (3.31%) CSS
4 6 (3.31%) HTML
5 5 (2.76%) .NET
5 5 (2.76%) CSS3
5 5 (2.76%) HTML5
6 4 (2.21%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.21%) jQuery
6 4 (2.21%) REST
7 3 (1.66%) XML
8 2 (1.10%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.10%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (1.10%) J2EE
8 2 (1.10%) JSON
8 2 (1.10%) RESTful
8 2 (1.10%) SAML
8 2 (1.10%) WCF
8 2 (1.10%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.50%) Copywriting
3 9 (4.97%) Visualisation
4 8 (4.42%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.31%) Data Integration
5 6 (3.31%) Social Media
6 5 (2.76%) Credit Risk
6 5 (2.76%) Economics
6 5 (2.76%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.21%) Physics
7 4 (2.21%) User Experience
8 3 (1.66%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.66%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.66%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.10%) Blog
9 2 (1.10%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.10%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.42%) Android
1 8 (4.42%) Apple iOS
2 7 (3.87%) Windows
3 5 (2.76%) Unix
4 3 (1.66%) Linux
4 3 (1.66%) Solaris
5 2 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) MVS
6 1 (0.55%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (24.31%) Data Analytics
3 43 (23.76%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (14.92%) CRM
5 26 (14.36%) Project Management
6 24 (13.26%) Data Modelling
7 23 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (12.15%) BDD
8 22 (12.15%) ETL
9 20 (11.05%) TDD
10 19 (10.50%) Business Analysis
10 19 (10.50%) Waterfall
11 18 (9.94%) Change Management
11 18 (9.94%) Data Protection
12 17 (9.39%) B2C
12 17 (9.39%) Customer Analytics
13 15 (8.29%) Open Source
14 13 (7.18%) Migration
15 12 (6.63%) Data Management
15 12 (6.63%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.89%) SQL
2 6 (3.31%) Java
3 5 (2.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.66%) C#
4 3 (1.66%) PHP
4 3 (1.66%) R
4 3 (1.66%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.10%) Python
6 1 (0.55%) SAS Macro
6 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (9.39%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.52%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (4.97%) ISEB
5 8 (4.42%) Degree
6 3 (1.66%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.63%) QA
2 3 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) Basel II
System Software
1 5 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.66%) SCCM
3 1 (0.55%) Ansible
3 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.55%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (14.92%) Google
2 23 (12.71%) Oracle
3 19 (10.50%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (9.39%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 14 (7.73%) Microsoft
6 13 (7.18%) Tableau
7 7 (3.87%) EXASOL
7 7 (3.87%) Talend
8 6 (3.31%) Informatica
8 6 (3.31%) VMware
9 5 (2.76%) Teradata
10 4 (2.21%) Adobe
10 4 (2.21%) Pega
11 2 (1.10%) CA
11 2 (1.10%) Citrix
11 2 (1.10%) Cognizant
11 2 (1.10%) IBM
11 2 (1.10%) Sitecore
11 2 (1.10%) Tumbleweed
11 2 (1.10%) Twitter