Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 165 202 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.83% 16.20% 13.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.50% 17.10% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 146 150
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £374 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.35% +4.18% -5.59%
10th Percentile £150 £213 £200
90th Percentile £475 £450 £500
North West median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 18
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -8.47%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.55 £9.00
90th Percentile £27.25 £33.34 £15.80
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £14.34
% change year-on-year +5.08% +2.86% -4.40%

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 1,222 1,181 1,606
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 94.71% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 822 1,162
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.84% +1.88%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £260
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 60 53
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.79% -8.04%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.26
90th Percentile £42.50 £46.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £19.33 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.71% +11.76% -8.68%

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 -2 33 £346 -9.54% 15
Warrington +2 29 £275 +17.02% 16
Knutsford -8 17 £376 -3.59% 6
Crewe -14 17 £350 +4.48% 4
Wilmslow +1 9 £350 +27.27% 1
Widnes +2 8 £300 -14.29%
Macclesfield -8 5 £325 -14.47% 6
Alderley Edge 0 4 £419 +36.73%
Runcorn +4 2 - - 6
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 51 (30.91%) Finance
2 35 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 24 (14.55%) SQL
5 21 (12.73%) Business Analysis
6 20 (12.12%) Windows
7 19 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
7 19 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (9.70%) Scrum
9 15 (9.09%) XML
10 14 (8.48%) Project Management
11 13 (7.88%) Microsoft Excel
11 13 (7.88%) Banking
12 12 (7.27%) Data Analysis
12 12 (7.27%) Test Automation
12 12 (7.27%) Active Directory
12 12 (7.27%) Office 365
13 11 (6.67%) Windows 10
13 11 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (6.67%) Migration
14 10 (6.06%) Windows 7
14 10 (6.06%) Security Cleared
14 10 (6.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 10 (6.06%) Decision-Making
15 9 (5.45%) SDLC
15 9 (5.45%) User Stories
15 9 (5.45%) Validation
15 9 (5.45%) Change Management
15 9 (5.45%) SAP

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 7 (4.24%) SAS
2 3 (1.82%) Confluence
2 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (7.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.61%) SPSS
5 1 (0.61%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.82%) SAP CO
1 3 (1.82%) SAP FI
1 3 (1.82%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.21%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.61%) HFM
3 1 (0.61%) iTrent
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.61%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.61%) Sage BI
3 1 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.27%) Office 365
2 6 (3.64%) SaaS
3 3 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.21%) GitHub
5 1 (0.61%) FinancialForce
5 1 (0.61%) G Suite
5 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.61%) Slack
5 1 (0.61%) Trello
5 1 (0.61%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.82%) Skype
1 3 (1.82%) SMS
2 2 (1.21%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.85%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.42%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.82%) Big Data
5 2 (1.21%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.21%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (1.21%) MS Access
5 2 (1.21%) MySQL
5 2 (1.21%) QlikView
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.61%) Power BI
6 1 (0.61%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.85%) Selenium
2 5 (3.03%) JIRA
3 3 (1.82%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.21%) JMeter
4 2 (1.21%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.61%) JUnit
5 1 (0.61%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.61%) Maven
5 1 (0.61%) NUnit
5 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.61%) Plastic SCM
5 1 (0.61%) SilkCentral
5 1 (0.61%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.61%) TestRail
5 1 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 51 (30.91%) Finance
2 13 (7.88%) Banking
3 7 (4.24%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.42%) Billing
5 3 (1.82%) Dutch Language
5 3 (1.82%) French Language
5 3 (1.82%) German Language
5 3 (1.82%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.82%) Legal
5 3 (1.82%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (1.82%) Retail
5 3 (1.82%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.82%) Russian Language
5 3 (1.82%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.21%) Advertising
6 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.61%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.09%) XML
2 7 (4.24%) JSON
3 6 (3.64%) Web Services
4 5 (3.03%) HTML
5 4 (2.42%) SOAP
6 2 (1.21%) CSS
6 2 (1.21%) RAML
6 2 (1.21%) Swagger
7 1 (0.61%) .NET
7 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.85%) User Experience
3 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.03%) Taxonomies
4 4 (2.42%) NHS
5 3 (1.82%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.82%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.82%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.21%) CMDB
6 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.21%) Digital Wallet
6 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.12%) Windows
2 11 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 10 (6.06%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.64%) Unix
5 3 (1.82%) Linux
5 3 (1.82%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.21%) Android
6 2 (1.21%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (12.73%) Business Analysis
4 16 (9.70%) Scrum
5 14 (8.48%) Project Management
6 12 (7.27%) Data Analysis
6 12 (7.27%) Test Automation
7 11 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (6.67%) Migration
8 10 (6.06%) Decision-Making
8 10 (6.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 9 (5.45%) Change Management
9 9 (5.45%) SDLC
9 9 (5.45%) User Stories
9 9 (5.45%) Validation
10 8 (4.85%) CRM
10 8 (4.85%) Data Modelling
10 8 (4.85%) ITIL
10 8 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (4.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.55%) SQL
2 8 (4.85%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.64%) Java
3 6 (3.64%) Python
4 2 (1.21%) ANSI SQL
4 2 (1.21%) Perl
4 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.21%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.61%) C#
5 1 (0.61%) Groovy
5 1 (0.61%) PHP
5 1 (0.61%) R
5 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.61%) VB
5 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.24%) ISEB
3 6 (3.64%) Degree
4 5 (3.03%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.21%) CEH
7 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.61%) CIMA
7 1 (0.61%) CISM
7 1 (0.61%) CISSP
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.61%) CRISC
7 1 (0.61%) HND
7 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.24%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.64%) SLA
3 5 (3.03%) QA
4 3 (1.82%) GDPR
4 3 (1.82%) IFRS
4 3 (1.82%) IFRS 9
4 3 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.82%) PMO
5 1 (0.61%) COBIT
5 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.21%) SCCM
2 1 (0.61%) Grafana
2 1 (0.61%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 25 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.45%) SAP
3 4 (2.42%) Hyperion
4 3 (1.82%) Google
4 3 (1.82%) IBM
4 3 (1.82%) Oracle
5 2 (1.21%) Apiary
5 2 (1.21%) Citrix
5 2 (1.21%) HP
5 2 (1.21%) Talend
5 2 (1.21%) TSYS
5 2 (1.21%) Twitter
6 1 (0.61%) F5
6 1 (0.61%) Sage
6 1 (0.61%) Sawtooth Software
6 1 (0.61%) SOTI
6 1 (0.61%) Splunk
6 1 (0.61%) Tableau
6 1 (0.61%) Workday
6 1 (0.61%) Xamarin