The table below looks at the statistics for Data Analysis 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 Data Analysis over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Analysis
Rank 88 97 111
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 51 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.61% 1.31% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.82% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 20
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£388 £333 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £156 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £57.00 £16.50 £12.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+245.45% +33.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £13.70 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £19.30 £14.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+64.70% -
Data Analysis
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
2309 2138 2252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.72% 71.84% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1328 1080 1189
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 112 113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.47 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.76% -19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.22 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £45.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Data Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Data Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Data Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Data Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Data Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Analysis across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Data Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Data Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Data Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Data Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Analysis across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Data Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Data Analysis
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 Data Analysis within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
Cheshire +18 21 £400 +6.66% 6
Lancashire -10 14 £423 - 1
Manchester -15 10 £315 -5.26% 10
Cumbria - 2 - -
Merseyside 0 1 - -
Data Analysis
England

Data Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Data Analysis 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 Data Analysis.

1 42 (38.18%) SQL
2 36 (32.73%) Finance
3 30 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 29 (26.36%) Oracle
4 29 (26.36%) SQL Server
5 26 (23.64%) Microsoft
6 24 (21.82%) Migration
6 24 (21.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (19.09%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (16.36%) Data Modelling
10 17 (15.45%) Business Analysis
11 16 (14.55%) Data Migration
11 16 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (13.64%) ETL
13 13 (11.82%) MS Visio
13 13 (11.82%) Data Cleansing
14 12 (10.91%) Data Mapping
14 12 (10.91%) T-SQL
14 12 (10.91%) Banking
14 12 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (10.00%) SAP
15 11 (10.00%) QlikView
16 10 (9.09%) Relational Database
16 10 (9.09%) UNIX
16 10 (9.09%) Windows
17 9 (8.18%) PL/SQL
17 9 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (8.18%) Validation

Data Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Data Analysis 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 Data Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.73%) SAS
3 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.82%) MS Visio
3 8 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (7.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.73%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.82%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.91%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (26.36%) SQL Server
2 24 (21.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (10.00%) QlikView
7 10 (9.09%) Relational Database
8 9 (8.18%) SAP Data Services
8 9 (8.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (4.55%) Oracle Database
10 5 (4.55%) OLAP
11 4 (3.64%) RDBMS
11 4 (3.64%) Data Mart
11 4 (3.64%) BODI
12 3 (2.73%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (1.82%) Cognos Report Studio
13 2 (1.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.91%) Toad
2 1 (0.91%) LSMW
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
General
1 36 (32.73%) Finance
2 12 (10.91%) Banking
3 7 (6.36%) Marketing
4 5 (4.55%) Back Office
5 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.73%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.91%) Law
6 1 (0.91%) Advertising
6 1 (0.91%) Games
6 1 (0.91%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (56.36%) Analyst
2 31 (28.18%) Data Analyst
3 19 (17.27%) Business Analyst
4 15 (13.64%) Developer
5 8 (7.27%) Consultant
6 6 (5.45%) DBA
6 6 (5.45%) SQL Developer
6 6 (5.45%) SQL DBA
7 5 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (3.64%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
8 4 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 4 (3.64%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (3.64%) Project Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Information Analyst
9 3 (2.73%) Business Consultant
9 3 (2.73%) Process Analyst
9 3 (2.73%) Architect
9 3 (2.73%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.64%) .NET
2 2 (1.82%) XML
3 1 (0.91%) ODBC
3 1 (0.91%) BAPI
3 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.64%) Data Extraction
4 3 (2.73%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.82%) NHS
5 2 (1.82%) Replication
6 1 (0.91%) Economics
6 1 (0.91%) Statistics
6 1 (0.91%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.91%) GIS
6 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.09%) UNIX
1 10 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.82%) Migration
2 21 (19.09%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (16.36%) Data Modelling
4 17 (15.45%) Business Analysis
5 16 (14.55%) Data Migration
6 15 (13.64%) ETL
7 13 (11.82%) Data Cleansing
8 12 (10.91%) Data Mapping
9 9 (8.18%) Dimensional Modelling
9 9 (8.18%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (8.18%) Validation
9 9 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (7.27%) Analytics
11 7 (6.36%) Information Security
11 7 (6.36%) Project Management
12 6 (5.45%) Six Sigma
12 6 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (5.45%) Time Management
13 5 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (3.64%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 42 (38.18%) SQL
2 12 (10.91%) T-SQL
3 9 (8.18%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.64%) VBA
4 4 (3.64%) VB
5 3 (2.73%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.45%) ISEB
2 6 (5.45%) Degree
3 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.64%) MCSE
4 3 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.73%) IIBA
4 3 (2.73%) CBAP
5 2 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.91%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.18%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 29 (26.36%) Oracle
2 26 (23.64%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.00%) SAP
4 7 (6.36%) Business Objects
4 7 (6.36%) Splunk
5 6 (5.45%) Tableau
5 6 (5.45%) Cognos
6 4 (3.64%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.73%) Talend
7 3 (2.73%) Capita
7 3 (2.73%) Cisco
8 2 (1.82%) IBM
8 2 (1.82%) Informatica
8 2 (1.82%) Trillium
9 1 (0.91%) McAfee
9 1 (0.91%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.91%) Northgate
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