The table below looks at the statistics for Technical 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 Technical Analysis over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Analysis
Rank 147 135 121
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs citing Technical Analysis 5 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.28% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Average daily rate - £500 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +47.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £319
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +29.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Technical 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
3066 2477 2060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.64% 76.55% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1463 1050
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
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 118 99 109
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Technical Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Technical Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Analysis across the North West region.

Technical Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Analysis within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 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 -14 3 - - 2
Merseyside -3 1 - -
Technical Analysis
England

Technical Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Technical 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 Technical Analysis.

1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Toad
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
2 5 (45.45%) QA
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Management
2 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (36.36%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (36.36%) Retail
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 3 (27.27%) Validation
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Data Management
4 3 (27.27%) Document Management
4 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (27.27%) Data Extraction

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Technical 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 Technical Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Solr
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (45.45%) Toad
1 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration Tester
4 1 (9.09%) ETL Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Data Extraction
3 2 (18.18%) Google Search Appliance
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
4 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
1 5 (45.45%) Test Management
1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
2 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
2 3 (27.27%) Data Cleansing
2 3 (27.27%) Data Management
2 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Document Management
2 3 (27.27%) ETL
2 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Validation
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Google
4 1 (9.09%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (9.09%) Teradata