Period
to 9 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 120 176 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.47% 14.23% 15.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.27% 14.94% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 121 154
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +2.04% +5.00%
10th Percentile £164 £156 £206
90th Percentile £469 £475 £461
North West median daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year +4.17% -2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £14.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.62% +6.57%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.25 £12.28
90th Percentile £22.73 £38.05 £29.25
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.13 £17.59
% change year-on-year +16.79% -2.62% +25.61%

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 841 1,178 1,265
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.39% 95.23% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 764 891
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £206 £263 £231
90th Percentile £575 £538 £625
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 85 49
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.80 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.87% +34.62% -13.33%
10th Percentile £13.04 £13.00 £11.20
90th Percentile £53.75 £41.50 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £19.61 £19.21 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% -3.94% +14.29%

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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
Warrington +3 28 £281 - 22
Chester -3 23 £225 -15.09% 12
Crewe -1 18 £350 -12.50% 6
Macclesfield +5 15 £375 - 6
Knutsford +9 8 £368 -8.00% 5
Runcorn - 2 £278 -
Wilmslow -5 1 £250 -28.57%
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 28 (23.33%) Windows
2 23 (19.17%) ITIL
3 22 (18.33%) Finance
4 21 (17.50%) Change Management
4 21 (17.50%) Business Analysis
5 20 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 19 (15.83%) Microsoft
7 18 (15.00%) Active Directory
7 18 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (14.17%) Service Management
8 17 (14.17%) Incident Management
9 14 (11.67%) Problem Management
10 12 (10.00%) Office 365
11 11 (9.17%) Project Delivery
11 11 (9.17%) Computer Science
12 10 (8.33%) SLA
12 10 (8.33%) Project Management
12 10 (8.33%) Windows 10
13 9 (7.50%) Lotus
13 9 (7.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 9 (7.50%) IBM Notes
13 9 (7.50%) Retail
13 9 (7.50%) Migration
13 9 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (7.50%) Service Delivery
13 9 (7.50%) Degree
13 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (7.50%) Trend Analysis
14 8 (6.67%) Windows 7

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 9 (7.50%) IBM Notes
2 4 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.33%) SAS
3 2 (1.67%) Confluence
3 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.33%) SPSS
3 4 (3.33%) Stata
4 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) ContrOCC
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (0.83%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (1.67%) Power Platform
3 1 (0.83%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) FTP
1 5 (4.17%) Internet
1 5 (4.17%) SSH
2 2 (1.67%) DNS
2 2 (1.67%) Skype
2 2 (1.67%) WAN
3 1 (0.83%) 802.15
3 1 (0.83%) IPv6
3 1 (0.83%) LAN
3 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.83%) VLAN
3 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.83%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.67%) Power BI
3 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.83%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.67%) Selenium
2 7 (5.83%) Postman
3 4 (3.33%) JIRA
4 3 (2.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (18.33%) Finance
2 9 (7.50%) Retail
3 8 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (6.67%) Public Sector
4 6 (5.00%) Banking
5 5 (4.17%) Legal
6 4 (3.33%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.50%) Law
8 2 (1.67%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.67%) Marketing
8 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.83%) Billing
9 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.83%) French Language
9 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.83%) German Language
9 1 (0.83%) Local Government
9 1 (0.83%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.67%) XML
2 1 (0.83%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.83%) Middleware
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.17%) iPhone
3 4 (3.33%) User Experience
4 3 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.67%) HACMP
5 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.67%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.83%) BYOD
6 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.83%) CMDB
6 1 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.83%) NHS
6 1 (0.83%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.33%) Windows
2 10 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.83%) AIX
6 5 (4.17%) Linux
6 5 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.17%) Solaris
6 5 (4.17%) Unix
6 5 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.17%) zOS
7 4 (3.33%) Android
8 3 (2.50%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.50%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.67%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.17%) ITIL
2 21 (17.50%) Business Analysis
2 21 (17.50%) Change Management
3 18 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (14.17%) Incident Management
4 17 (14.17%) Service Management
5 14 (11.67%) Problem Management
6 11 (9.17%) Computer Science
6 11 (9.17%) Project Delivery
7 10 (8.33%) Project Management
8 9 (7.50%) Migration
8 9 (7.50%) Service Delivery
8 9 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (7.50%) Trend Analysis
9 8 (6.67%) Risk Management
10 7 (5.83%) B2B
10 7 (5.83%) Collaborative Working
10 7 (5.83%) User Stories
11 6 (5.00%) Coaching
11 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.67%) SQL
2 7 (5.83%) C
3 6 (5.00%) Java
3 6 (5.00%) R
4 3 (2.50%) C#
5 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.83%) C++
6 1 (0.83%) Python
6 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (7.50%) Degree
2 8 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.83%) MCP
4 5 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.67%) ISEB
7 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) SLA
2 6 (5.00%) PMO
2 6 (5.00%) QA
3 4 (3.33%) GxP
4 2 (1.67%) GAMP
5 1 (0.83%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 2 (1.67%) PowerHA
3 2 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.67%) SCCM
4 1 (0.83%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (15.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.50%) Lotus
3 7 (5.83%) IBM
4 6 (5.00%) Citrix
4 6 (5.00%) SAP
4 6 (5.00%) ServiceNow
5 5 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.17%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.50%) Tableau
6 3 (2.50%) VMware
7 2 (1.67%) Mitel
7 2 (1.67%) Sparx
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco
8 1 (0.83%) Dell
8 1 (0.83%) HP
8 1 (0.83%) Liquidlogic
8 1 (0.83%) NetApp
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle
8 1 (0.83%) Snow
8 1 (0.83%) TSYS