Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £364 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Analyst
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 203 209 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.25% 14.43% 18.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.98% 15.38% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 142 238
Cheshire median daily rate £364 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% -6.67% +17.19%
10th Percentile £207 £140 £260
90th Percentile £450 £475 £500
North West median daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.93% - +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.92 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.57% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.28 £9.00 £9.01
90th Percentile £29.25 £15.63 £17.33
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year +24.50% -19.22% +19.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1270 1359 1985
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 93.85% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 983 1321
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £265
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 48 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.93 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.93% -11.34% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £34.20 £27.63 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Cheshire

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analyst in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Cheshire

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Cheshire

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Cheshire

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Cheshire

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +1 35 £363 - 5
Warrington +2 31 £350 +14.75% 9
Crewe +6 25 £368 - 1
Knutsford -4 21 £370 -7.50% 2
Macclesfield +1 11 £420 +40.00% 5
Alderley Edge -1 7 £420 - 1
Widnes -4 6 £350 -
Runcorn -1 2 £150 -
Wilmslow +5 1 £275 - 4
Daresbury - 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 - -
Analyst
North West

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 78 (38.42%) Finance
2 45 (22.17%) Banking
3 42 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (18.23%) Business Analysis
6 36 (17.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (13.30%) Data Analysis
8 23 (11.33%) SQL
9 22 (10.84%) ITIL
9 22 (10.84%) Migration
10 19 (9.36%) Microsoft Excel
10 19 (9.36%) Microsoft
11 17 (8.37%) Retail Banking
12 16 (7.88%) Data Management
12 16 (7.88%) SAP
12 16 (7.88%) Project Management
13 14 (6.90%) Oracle
13 14 (6.90%) SLA
13 14 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
14 13 (6.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (5.91%) CRM
15 12 (5.91%) Problem Management
15 12 (5.91%) Test Automation
15 12 (5.91%) User Stories
16 11 (5.42%) SAS
16 11 (5.42%) Windows
16 11 (5.42%) Change Management
16 11 (5.42%) Risk Management
17 10 (4.93%) Business Intelligence

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.42%) SAS
2 6 (2.96%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.46%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.48%) Confluence
5 2 (0.99%) JBoss
5 2 (0.99%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.49%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 19 (9.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.94%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.99%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.49%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (2.46%) SAP CO
1 5 (2.46%) SAP FI
1 5 (2.46%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.97%) HFM
3 2 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.99%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.99%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.49%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.49%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.46%) Veeva
2 4 (1.97%) Slack
2 4 (1.97%) Trello
3 2 (0.99%) GitHub
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.96%) SMS
2 3 (1.48%) Internet
3 1 (0.49%) Firewall
3 1 (0.49%) FTP
3 1 (0.49%) Intranet
3 1 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.49%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.45%) Big Data
4 5 (2.46%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.97%) DataStage
5 4 (1.97%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (1.97%) MS Access
6 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.49%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.49%) DB2
8 1 (0.49%) Essbase
8 1 (0.49%) MySQL
8 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.46%) Selenium
1 5 (2.46%) SoapUI
2 4 (1.97%) HP UFT
2 4 (1.97%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.97%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.48%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.48%) JIRA
4 2 (0.99%) JMeter
5 1 (0.49%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (38.42%) Finance
2 45 (22.17%) Banking
3 17 (8.37%) Retail Banking
4 13 (6.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (3.45%) Legal
6 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.46%) Retail
7 4 (1.97%) Billing
7 4 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.97%) Marketing
8 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.49%) Advertising
9 1 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.49%) French Language
9 1 (0.49%) German Language
9 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.49%) Law
9 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.45%) Web Services
2 5 (2.46%) XML
3 4 (1.97%) .NET
4 3 (1.48%) SOAP
5 2 (0.99%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.99%) Middleware
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.99%) REST
6 1 (0.49%) JSON
6 1 (0.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.45%) Learning Management System
2 7 (3.45%) SCORM
3 5 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.97%) Analytical Mindset
4 4 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.97%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.48%) User Experience
6 2 (0.99%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.99%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.99%) HACMP
6 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.99%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.49%) iPhone
7 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.42%) Windows
2 7 (3.45%) Linux
3 5 (2.46%) Unix
4 4 (1.97%) AIX
4 4 (1.97%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.48%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.99%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.99%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.49%) Android
7 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.23%) Business Analysis
3 36 (17.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (13.30%) Data Analysis
5 22 (10.84%) ITIL
5 22 (10.84%) Migration
6 16 (7.88%) Data Management
6 16 (7.88%) Project Management
7 14 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (5.91%) CRM
8 12 (5.91%) Problem Management
8 12 (5.91%) Test Automation
8 12 (5.91%) User Stories
9 11 (5.42%) Change Management
9 11 (5.42%) Risk Management
10 10 (4.93%) Analytics
10 10 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (4.93%) Data Protection
10 10 (4.93%) Waterfall
11 9 (4.43%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.33%) SQL
2 9 (4.43%) Java
3 6 (2.96%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.46%) VBA
5 3 (1.48%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.99%) C#
6 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.99%) VB
7 1 (0.49%) COBOL
7 1 (0.49%) Python
7 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (4.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.46%) Degree
3 5 (2.46%) ISEB
4 4 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.97%) MCSA
4 4 (1.97%) MCSE
4 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.99%) CISSP
5 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.49%) CISA
6 1 (0.49%) CRISC
6 1 (0.49%) GCED
6 1 (0.49%) GCFA
6 1 (0.49%) GCIA
6 1 (0.49%) GCIH
6 1 (0.49%) GIAC
6 1 (0.49%) GREM
6 1 (0.49%) GSEC
6 1 (0.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.90%) SLA
2 10 (4.93%) PMO
3 7 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 7 (3.45%) GDPR
4 4 (1.97%) QA
5 1 (0.49%) CESG Infosec
5 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.49%) IFRS
5 1 (0.49%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) PowerHA
2 2 (0.99%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.46%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.99%) PowerBroker
4 1 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.49%) SCCM
4 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (9.36%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.88%) SAP
3 14 (6.90%) Oracle
4 8 (3.94%) IBM
4 8 (3.94%) Saba
5 5 (2.46%) Hyperion
6 4 (1.97%) Fortinet
6 4 (1.97%) HP
7 3 (1.48%) BT
7 3 (1.48%) Remedy
8 2 (0.99%) CyberArk
8 2 (0.99%) IBM Sterling
8 2 (0.99%) Pegasus
8 2 (0.99%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.99%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.49%) EXASOL
9 1 (0.49%) Lotus
9 1 (0.49%) Tableau
9 1 (0.49%) Talend