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 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
Data Analysis
Rank 119 90 70
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -20
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 35 56 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 1.72% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 2.25% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 37
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £179 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% +126.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.63 £18.38 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +8.08%
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
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%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 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 -18 18 £325 -7.14% 18
Lancashire -6 7 £515 +47.14% 1
Merseyside +5 5 £475 +80.95% 1
Cheshire -18 4 £488 +2.63% 2
Cumbria 0 1 £350 -
Data Analysis
England

Data Analysis
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 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 30 (26.55%) Finance
2 22 (19.47%) SQL
3 21 (18.58%) Project Management
4 20 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (15.04%) Migration
5 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
6 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
7 13 (11.50%) SAS
7 13 (11.50%) Banking
7 13 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (10.62%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (9.73%) SAP
9 11 (9.73%) MS PowerPoint
10 10 (8.85%) Java
10 10 (8.85%) Data Migration
11 9 (7.96%) Data Cleansing
11 9 (7.96%) Data Quality
11 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
11 9 (7.96%) C++
11 9 (7.96%) ITIL
11 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (7.08%) Scrum
12 8 (7.08%) System Testing
12 8 (7.08%) PRINCE2
12 8 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (7.08%) Service Delivery
12 8 (7.08%) Relational Database
12 8 (7.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 8 (7.08%) Data Extraction
12 8 (7.08%) Base SAS

Data Analysis
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 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 13 (11.50%) SAS
2 7 (6.19%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.65%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.88%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.54%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.77%) MS Office
4 2 (1.77%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.88%) DOC1
5 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.88%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.77%) PaaS
2 2 (1.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.88%) IaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) 2G
1 3 (2.65%) 3G
1 3 (2.65%) 4G
1 3 (2.65%) DMZ
1 3 (2.65%) Internet
1 3 (2.65%) WAN
2 2 (1.77%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.62%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (7.08%) Base SAS
2 8 (7.08%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 7 (6.19%) MS Access
3 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.65%) Big Data
6 3 (2.65%) GIS
6 3 (2.65%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (2.65%) SAP HANA
6 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.77%) Essbase
7 2 (1.77%) MySQL
7 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.88%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.77%) Grunt
2 2 (1.77%) JUnit
3 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.88%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.88%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) Selenium
3 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 30 (26.55%) Finance
2 13 (11.50%) Banking
3 7 (6.19%) Retail
4 5 (4.42%) Automotive
5 3 (2.65%) Law
5 3 (2.65%) Marketing
5 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Billing
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (49.56%) Analyst
2 28 (24.78%) Business Analyst
3 20 (17.70%) Developer
4 10 (8.85%) Consultant
4 10 (8.85%) Data Analyst
5 9 (7.96%) Data Business Analyst
6 8 (7.08%) SAS Developer
7 6 (5.31%) SAS Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Technical Business Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (4.42%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.42%) Service Manager
8 5 (4.42%) Services Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.54%) Designer
9 4 (3.54%) Digital Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Digital Business Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Risk Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) Web Services
2 4 (3.54%) CSS
2 4 (3.54%) HTML
3 3 (2.65%) Spring
4 2 (1.77%) .NET
4 2 (1.77%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.77%) HTML5
4 2 (1.77%) J2EE
4 2 (1.77%) Swing
4 2 (1.77%) XML
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.88%) Grails
5 1 (0.88%) JSON
5 1 (0.88%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.08%) Data Extraction
3 3 (2.65%) Augmented Reality
3 3 (2.65%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.65%) Internet of Things
3 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.65%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.65%) NHS
3 3 (2.65%) User Experience
4 2 (1.77%) Psychology
5 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.31%) Linux
1 6 (5.31%) Windows
2 5 (4.42%) Unix
3 3 (2.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.58%) Project Management
2 20 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (15.04%) Migration
4 10 (8.85%) Data Migration
5 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
5 9 (7.96%) Data Cleansing
5 9 (7.96%) ITIL
5 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (7.08%) PRINCE2
6 8 (7.08%) Scrum
6 8 (7.08%) Service Delivery
6 8 (7.08%) System Testing
7 6 (5.31%) Analytics
7 6 (5.31%) ETL
7 6 (5.31%) OO
7 6 (5.31%) Open Source
7 6 (5.31%) Software Engineering
7 6 (5.31%) TDD
8 5 (4.42%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.47%) SQL
2 10 (8.85%) Java
3 9 (7.96%) C++
4 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.42%) C
6 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.65%) Python
6 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.77%) SAS Macro
7 2 (1.77%) VBA
8 1 (0.88%) Groovy
8 1 (0.88%) REXX
8 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (3.54%) MCTS
1 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.65%) ACSA
2 3 (2.65%) ACSP
2 3 (2.65%) CCDP
2 3 (2.65%) CCIP
2 3 (2.65%) CCNA
2 3 (2.65%) CCNP
2 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.65%) Degree
2 3 (2.65%) IBM Certification
2 3 (2.65%) MCDST
2 3 (2.65%) MCITP
2 3 (2.65%) MCSA
2 3 (2.65%) MCSE
2 3 (2.65%) RHCE
2 3 (2.65%) RHCSA
2 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.77%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.77%) QA
4 1 (0.88%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) KVM
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.73%) SAP
3 7 (6.19%) Oracle
4 4 (3.54%) BT
4 4 (3.54%) HP
4 4 (3.54%) IBM
4 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.65%) Apple
5 3 (2.65%) Avaya
5 3 (2.65%) Cisco
5 3 (2.65%) EMC
5 3 (2.65%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.77%) Adobe
6 2 (1.77%) Ariba
6 2 (1.77%) Cognos
6 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.77%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.77%) Siebel
7 1 (0.88%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.88%) Sage
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