Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 173 185 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.89% 15.03% 15.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.57% 15.61% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 139 145
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -9.09%
10th Percentile £159 £206 £130
90th Percentile £488 £488 £469
North West median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 11
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.25 £23.36 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.14% +66.82% -
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.89 £13.25
90th Percentile £41.70 £32.69 £15.29
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.25
% change year-on-year +0.40% +22.32% -16.18%

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 1,111 1,185 1,209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 96.26% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 834 856
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £226 £213
90th Percentile £567 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.28% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 58 59
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -4.29% -10.88%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £37.50 £29.87
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.74% +1.37% -18.60%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Chester +4 37 £250 -31.03% 6
Warrington +1 34 £281 -32.43% 13
Knutsford -6 20 £360 -2.70% 4
Crewe -8 20 £438 +30.60% 4
Macclesfield -1 14 £450 +7.14% 1
Wilmslow +1 9 £350 +27.27% 6
Widnes +2 6 £300 -14.29%
Alderley Edge +1 4 £420 -
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 41 (23.70%) Finance
2 37 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (16.18%) Business Analysis
4 25 (14.45%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (13.29%) Windows
6 21 (12.14%) Java
7 19 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (10.40%) Microsoft
9 17 (9.83%) SQL
10 16 (9.25%) Microsoft Office
10 16 (9.25%) Active Directory
10 16 (9.25%) Banking
10 16 (9.25%) Windows 10
11 15 (8.67%) Test Automation
12 14 (8.09%) Project Management
12 14 (8.09%) SLA
12 14 (8.09%) ITIL
12 14 (8.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (8.09%) Office 365
12 14 (8.09%) Business Process Modelling
13 12 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
13 12 (6.94%) SAP
14 11 (6.36%) ERP
14 11 (6.36%) Scrum
14 11 (6.36%) Waterfall
14 11 (6.36%) JIRA
15 10 (5.78%) Windows 7
15 10 (5.78%) Degree
15 10 (5.78%) CRM
15 10 (5.78%) Business Transformation

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 5 (2.89%) MS Exchange
1 5 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.31%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (9.25%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (5.20%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.89%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.89%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.58%) BASE24
3 1 (0.58%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.58%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.09%) Office 365
2 5 (2.89%) OneDrive
3 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.58%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.16%) MS Access
3 2 (1.16%) Power BI
3 2 (1.16%) QlikView
3 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.58%) DataStage
4 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (6.36%) JIRA
2 10 (5.78%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.20%) JMeter
3 9 (5.20%) Selenium
4 4 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.73%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.16%) Plastic SCM
6 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.58%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.58%) ERwin
7 1 (0.58%) JUnit
7 1 (0.58%) Maven
7 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.58%) TestRail
General
1 41 (23.70%) Finance
2 16 (9.25%) Banking
3 7 (4.05%) Dutch Language
3 7 (4.05%) French Language
3 7 (4.05%) German Language
3 7 (4.05%) Italian Language
3 7 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (4.05%) Portuguese Language
3 7 (4.05%) Russian Language
3 7 (4.05%) Spanish Language
4 4 (2.31%) Legal
4 4 (2.31%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.73%) Billing
5 3 (1.73%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.73%) Local Government
6 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.20%) SOAP
2 7 (4.05%) Web Services
2 7 (4.05%) XML
3 6 (3.47%) HTML
3 6 (3.47%) JSON
4 3 (1.73%) CSS
4 3 (1.73%) REST
5 2 (1.16%) .NET
5 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.58%) JSON Schema
6 1 (0.58%) RESTful
6 1 (0.58%) Spring
6 1 (0.58%) Velocity
6 1 (0.58%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.20%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.05%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.47%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (2.89%) User Experience
6 4 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.16%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.58%) Digital Wallet
9 1 (0.58%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.58%) EMV
9 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.58%) FMCG
9 1 (0.58%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.29%) Windows
2 16 (9.25%) Windows 10
3 10 (5.78%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.47%) Unix
5 3 (1.73%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) Android
7 1 (0.58%) MVS
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.18%) Business Analysis
3 19 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (8.67%) Test Automation
5 14 (8.09%) Business Process Modelling
5 14 (8.09%) ITIL
5 14 (8.09%) Project Management
5 14 (8.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (6.36%) ERP
6 11 (6.36%) Scrum
6 11 (6.36%) Waterfall
7 10 (5.78%) Business Transformation
7 10 (5.78%) CRM
8 8 (4.62%) BPMN
8 8 (4.62%) OWASP
8 8 (4.62%) Procure-to-Pay
8 8 (4.62%) Security Testing
8 8 (4.62%) Swim Lanes
9 7 (4.05%) Migration
9 7 (4.05%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.14%) Java
2 17 (9.83%) SQL
3 6 (3.47%) C#
4 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.16%) VBA
5 1 (0.58%) C
5 1 (0.58%) Groovy
5 1 (0.58%) JCL
5 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.58%) REXX
5 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (5.78%) Degree
2 5 (2.89%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.31%) CISA
3 4 (2.31%) CISM
3 4 (2.31%) CISSP
3 4 (2.31%) MCP
3 4 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.73%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.58%) CEH
6 1 (0.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.09%) SLA
2 4 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (9.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (4.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (2.31%) SCCM
3 1 (0.58%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.58%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 18 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.94%) SAP
3 9 (5.20%) Oracle
4 8 (4.62%) IBM
5 4 (2.31%) Lotus
5 4 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.73%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.16%) Apple
7 2 (1.16%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.16%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.58%) Adobe
8 1 (0.58%) CA
8 1 (0.58%) HP
8 1 (0.58%) Hyland
8 1 (0.58%) Infor
8 1 (0.58%) SOTI
8 1 (0.58%) Tealium
8 1 (0.58%) TSYS