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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Analysis
Rank 138 121 109
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Contract jobs citing Technical Analysis 10 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.63% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 8
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£500 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +21.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £35.00 £19.65
% change year-on-year
-34.28% +78.16%
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
2697 2048 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.77% 72.27% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1047 809
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 128 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Analysis across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Technical Analysis Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 2015. 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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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 -13 6 £581 +64.89% 1
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Technical Analysis
England

Technical Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 15 (83.33%) Oracle
2 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) QA
3 7 (38.89%) Use Case
4 6 (33.33%) Nessus
4 6 (33.33%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (33.33%) UNIX
4 6 (33.33%) CISSP
4 6 (33.33%) ArcSight
4 6 (33.33%) SIEM
4 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (22.22%) Pega
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (22.22%) IBM
5 4 (22.22%) J2EE
5 4 (22.22%) EAI
5 4 (22.22%) SOA
5 4 (22.22%) Information Security
5 4 (22.22%) Banking
5 4 (22.22%) Lombardi
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (5.56%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle HRMS
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Lombardi
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.11%) Toad
General
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Billing
2 2 (11.11%) Local Government
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle HR Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) Use Case
3 6 (33.33%) SIEM
3 6 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (22.22%) EAI
4 4 (22.22%) SOA
4 4 (22.22%) Information Security
5 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) ITSM
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Management
5 2 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.56%) PMP
3 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) ArcSight
3 4 (22.22%) Pega
3 4 (22.22%) IBM
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) HP