The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Analyst role 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 Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Analyst
Rank 130 116 109
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 21 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.59% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.64% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £29.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.17% +107.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +21.92%
Technical Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3599 2832 2507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.00% 93.59% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2123 1532 1194
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 191 195
Average hourly rate £20.75 £16.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.40% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.99 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Technical Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Analyst in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical Analyst
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 Analyst across the North West region.

Technical Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Technical Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Technical Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Technical Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Analyst
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 Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 August 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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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
Merseyside -7 8 - -
Manchester -9 8 £263 -38.95% 6
Cheshire -10 3 £425 +6.11%
Technical Analyst
England

Technical Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Technical Analyst in their job title 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 with Technical Analyst in their job title.

1 32 (43.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (35.14%) QA
2 26 (35.14%) Migration
3 25 (33.78%) Active Directory
4 24 (32.43%) Windows
5 22 (29.73%) WAN
5 22 (29.73%) Cisco
6 21 (28.38%) ITIL
7 20 (27.03%) Firewall
8 18 (24.32%) Clearswift
8 18 (24.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 18 (24.32%) SSL
8 18 (24.32%) PKI
8 18 (24.32%) Kalman Filter
9 17 (22.97%) Data Centre
9 17 (22.97%) Citrix
9 17 (22.97%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (21.62%) CheckPoint
10 16 (21.62%) CISMP
10 16 (21.62%) AppSense
10 16 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (21.62%) Kaspersky
11 14 (18.92%) CISM
11 14 (18.92%) CISSP
12 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
12 12 (16.22%) Finance
12 12 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
12 12 (16.22%) SIEM
13 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (14.86%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Technical Analyst in their job title 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 with Technical Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) Lync
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Office
3 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (9.46%) SAP HR
1 7 (9.46%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (29.73%) WAN
2 20 (27.03%) Firewall
3 18 (24.32%) SSL
4 16 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (14.86%) Network Security
6 10 (13.51%) LAN
7 9 (12.16%) VPN
8 4 (5.41%) SAN
9 2 (2.70%) Internet
9 2 (2.70%) Wireless
10 1 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.35%) SMS
10 1 (1.35%) VoIP
10 1 (1.35%) HTTP
10 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) DB2
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Subversion
1 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
1 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.05%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) SAP Basis
2 3 (4.05%) JSON
2 3 (4.05%) SOAP
3 1 (1.35%) Middleware
3 1 (1.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) J2EE
3 1 (1.35%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) PKI
2 17 (22.97%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.11%) Thin Client
3 6 (8.11%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.41%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.41%) Life Science
5 3 (4.05%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.70%) Tandem
6 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) Handset
7 1 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.35%) FMCG
7 1 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.43%) Windows
2 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (13.51%) Windows 7
4 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.46%) UNIX
6 5 (6.76%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.41%) Android
7 4 (5.41%) Solaris
7 4 (5.41%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.05%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (1.35%) AIX
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) Migration
2 21 (28.38%) ITIL
3 18 (24.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 18 (24.32%) Kalman Filter
4 12 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (16.22%) SIEM
5 8 (10.81%) Integration Testing
5 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
5 8 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (10.81%) Security Patching
6 7 (9.46%) Workflow
6 7 (9.46%) SAP Implementation
6 7 (9.46%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (8.11%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.70%) Test Scripting
9 2 (2.70%) Data Migration
9 2 (2.70%) Data Mapping
9 2 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) JCL
3 3 (4.05%) Groovy
3 3 (4.05%) VB
4 2 (2.70%) VBScript
4 2 (2.70%) C
4 2 (2.70%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 17 (22.97%) ITIL Certification
2 16 (21.62%) CISMP
3 14 (18.92%) CISM
3 14 (18.92%) CISSP
4 9 (12.16%) CCENT
5 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (8.11%) MCSE
7 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (5.41%) CCA
8 4 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (5.41%) CCIE
8 4 (5.41%) CCEE
8 4 (5.41%) CCAA
9 2 (2.70%) MCSA
10 1 (1.35%) CCNA
10 1 (1.35%) ISEB
10 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.35%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (43.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (35.14%) QA
3 6 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (33.78%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.16%) XenApp
3 8 (10.81%) MetaFrame
3 8 (10.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (6.76%) BitLocker
5 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.70%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) Cisco
2 18 (24.32%) Clearswift
3 17 (22.97%) Citrix
4 16 (21.62%) CheckPoint
4 16 (21.62%) AppSense
4 16 (21.62%) Kaspersky
5 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
6 11 (14.86%) SAP
7 9 (12.16%) VMware
8 6 (8.11%) Wyse
9 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.41%) EMC
10 3 (4.05%) Oracle
11 2 (2.70%) IBM
12 1 (1.35%) Cognos
12 1 (1.35%) HP
12 1 (1.35%) Avaya
12 1 (1.35%) NetApp
12 1 (1.35%) Google
12 1 (1.35%) WatchGuard