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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Analyst
Rank 141 118 115
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 26 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.58% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.63% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 7
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£375 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £301 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £658 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £29.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.17% +87.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £17.07 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+33.27% +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
4042 2843 2649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.46% 92.16% 92.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 1582 1315
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 179 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 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 28 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
Manchester -15 12 £350 -8.19% 4
Cheshire -8 7 £393 -11.79% 1
Merseyside -4 6 - - 3
Technical Analyst
England

Technical Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 38 (47.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (37.50%) Migration
3 27 (33.75%) Cisco
4 26 (32.50%) Active Directory
4 26 (32.50%) Firewall
4 26 (32.50%) QA
5 25 (31.25%) ITIL
5 25 (31.25%) WAN
6 24 (30.00%) SSL
6 24 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 24 (30.00%) PKI
6 24 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
7 23 (28.75%) Windows
8 22 (27.50%) Clearswift
9 21 (26.25%) CheckPoint
9 21 (26.25%) Data Centre
9 21 (26.25%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (26.25%) Kaspersky
10 19 (23.75%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (23.75%) Citrix
10 19 (23.75%) CISMP
11 16 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
11 16 (20.00%) CISM
11 16 (20.00%) AppSense
11 16 (20.00%) CISSP
11 16 (20.00%) SIEM
12 14 (17.50%) Finance
13 12 (15.00%) Network Security
14 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (13.75%) Security Patching

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.50%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.50%) Lync
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Office
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) SAP HR
1 7 (8.75%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (32.50%) Firewall
2 25 (31.25%) WAN
3 24 (30.00%) SSL
4 21 (26.25%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (15.00%) Network Security
6 9 (11.25%) VPN
6 9 (11.25%) LAN
7 4 (5.00%) SAN
8 2 (2.50%) Wireless
9 1 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.25%) Internet
9 1 (1.25%) SMS
9 1 (1.25%) VoIP
9 1 (1.25%) HTTP
9 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) DB2
2 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Subversion
1 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (17.50%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.25%) Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
4 3 (3.75%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.25%) JSON
2 1 (1.25%) .NET
2 1 (1.25%) J2EE
2 1 (1.25%) SOAP
2 1 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (30.00%) PKI
2 21 (26.25%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.50%) Life Science
3 6 (7.50%) Fat Client
3 6 (7.50%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.50%) Tandem
6 2 (2.50%) Google Search Appliance
6 2 (2.50%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.25%) Handset
7 1 (1.25%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.25%) FMCG
7 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.75%) Windows
2 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.75%) UNIX
6 5 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.00%) Android
7 4 (5.00%) Solaris
7 4 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.75%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (1.25%) AIX
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.50%) Migration
2 25 (31.25%) ITIL
3 24 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 24 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
4 16 (20.00%) SIEM
4 16 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (13.75%) Service Delivery
5 11 (13.75%) Security Patching
6 8 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 8 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (8.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (8.75%) SAP Implementation
7 7 (8.75%) Workflow
8 5 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.25%) Business Analysis
9 3 (3.75%) Project Management
10 2 (2.50%) Service Management
10 2 (2.50%) Change Management
10 2 (2.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (3.75%) VB
2 3 (3.75%) JCL
3 2 (2.50%) VBScript
3 2 (2.50%) C
3 2 (2.50%) COBOL
4 1 (1.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) ITIL Certification
1 19 (23.75%) CISMP
2 16 (20.00%) CISM
2 16 (20.00%) CISSP
3 9 (11.25%) CCENT
4 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (7.50%) MCSE
6 4 (5.00%) CCIE
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.00%) CCA
6 4 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (5.00%) CCEE
6 4 (5.00%) CCAA
7 2 (2.50%) MCSA
8 1 (1.25%) ISEB
8 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.25%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (47.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (32.50%) QA
3 6 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (32.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) XenApp
3 8 (10.00%) MetaFrame
3 8 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (6.25%) BitLocker
5 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.25%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (33.75%) Cisco
2 22 (27.50%) Clearswift
3 21 (26.25%) CheckPoint
3 21 (26.25%) Kaspersky
4 19 (23.75%) Citrix
5 16 (20.00%) AppSense
6 11 (13.75%) VMware
6 11 (13.75%) SAP
6 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (7.50%) Wyse
8 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.00%) EMC
9 3 (3.75%) Oracle
10 2 (2.50%) IBM
10 2 (2.50%) Google
11 1 (1.25%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.25%) Cognos
11 1 (1.25%) HP
11 1 (1.25%) Avaya