The median contractor rate for a Analyst was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
North West / Cheshire
Rank 4 12 4
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 89 114 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.82% 11.70% 16.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.62% 12.69% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 65 71
Median daily rate £373 £342 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.91% -17.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £231 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 25
Median hourly rate £42.48 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +203.39% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £13.60 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £16.80 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 505 898 771
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.46% 92.20% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 565 456
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +6 15 £180 -44.61% 7
Chester -3 14 £365 +24.14% 9
Crewe +14 9 - - 3
Knutsford +11 9 £403 -8.00%
Macclesfield +5 7 £400 +3.22% 1
Alderley Edge 0 3 £400 +6.66% 1
Wilmslow +1 1 - - 2
Daresbury - 1 £180 -
Analyst
North West

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 83 (50.00%) Finance
2 43 (25.90%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (24.10%) Banking
4 30 (18.07%) Business Analysis
5 26 (15.66%) Data Analysis
6 24 (14.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (14.46%) Microsoft
7 23 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (13.25%) MS Office
8 22 (13.25%) MS Excel
9 18 (10.84%) ITIL
10 17 (10.24%) SQL
11 16 (9.64%) SAP
12 14 (8.43%) Project Management
12 14 (8.43%) Change Management
12 14 (8.43%) Incident Management
13 13 (7.83%) Problem Management
13 13 (7.83%) Service Management
14 12 (7.23%) Risk Management
15 11 (6.63%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (6.63%) Analytics
16 9 (5.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 9 (5.42%) GAP Analysis
16 9 (5.42%) Windows
16 9 (5.42%) IBM Notes
16 9 (5.42%) ISEB
16 9 (5.42%) Lotus
16 9 (5.42%) Process Improvement
17 8 (4.82%) User Stories
17 8 (4.82%) Active Directory

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 (5.42%) IBM Notes
2 7 (4.22%) SAS
3 4 (2.41%) Confluence
3 4 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.60%) CICS
5 1 (0.60%) IIS
5 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (13.25%) MS Excel
1 22 (13.25%) MS Office
2 8 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (4.82%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (3.01%) MS Project
4 1 (0.60%) Mingle
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.60%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.60%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.81%) Office 365
1 3 (1.81%) Trello
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.81%) Broadband
2 1 (0.60%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) Internet
2 1 (0.60%) Intranet
2 1 (0.60%) LAN
2 1 (0.60%) Skype
2 1 (0.60%) VLAN
2 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.41%) Big Data
2 4 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.81%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.20%) MS Access
4 2 (1.20%) Power BI
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.60%) DB2
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.60%) QlikView
5 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (4.22%) JIRA
2 4 (2.41%) Selenium
3 3 (1.81%) Zephyr
4 2 (1.20%) JMeter
4 2 (1.20%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.60%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.60%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.60%) Toad
General
1 83 (50.00%) Finance
2 40 (24.10%) Banking
3 11 (6.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.01%) Corporate Banking
4 5 (3.01%) French Language
4 5 (3.01%) German Language
4 5 (3.01%) Portuguese Language
4 5 (3.01%) Russian Language
4 5 (3.01%) Spanish Language
5 4 (2.41%) Advertising
5 4 (2.41%) Dutch Language
5 4 (2.41%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.41%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.81%) Back Office
6 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.81%) Retail
6 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.20%) Local Government
7 2 (1.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.20%) JSON
1 2 (1.20%) Web Services
2 1 (0.60%) .NET
2 1 (0.60%) ISPF
2 1 (0.60%) Node.js
2 1 (0.60%) RESTful
2 1 (0.60%) SOAP
2 1 (0.60%) Swagger
2 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (25.90%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.61%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.61%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.81%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.81%) User Experience
5 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.20%) Equities
5 2 (1.20%) iPhone
5 2 (1.20%) NHS
5 2 (1.20%) RIA
6 1 (0.60%) CMDB
6 1 (0.60%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.60%) iPad
6 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.60%) Replication
6 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.42%) Windows
2 4 (2.41%) Unix
2 4 (2.41%) Windows 7
2 4 (2.41%) Windows 8
3 3 (1.81%) Android
3 3 (1.81%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.81%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.20%) AIX
4 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.60%) Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.07%) Business Analysis
2 26 (15.66%) Data Analysis
3 24 (14.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (10.84%) ITIL
6 14 (8.43%) Change Management
6 14 (8.43%) Incident Management
6 14 (8.43%) Project Management
7 13 (7.83%) Problem Management
7 13 (7.83%) Service Management
8 12 (7.23%) Risk Management
9 11 (6.63%) Analytics
10 9 (5.42%) GAP Analysis
10 9 (5.42%) Process Improvement
11 8 (4.82%) User Stories
12 7 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (4.22%) Data Management
12 7 (4.22%) Data Modelling
12 7 (4.22%) Translating Business Requirements
12 7 (4.22%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.24%) SQL
2 6 (3.61%) VBA
3 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.20%) C#
4 2 (1.20%) Java
4 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.60%) C
5 1 (0.60%) JCL
5 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.60%) REXX
5 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (5.42%) ISEB
2 8 (4.82%) Degree
3 5 (3.01%) MCP
4 4 (2.41%) CISSP
5 3 (1.81%) CISA
5 3 (1.81%) CRISC
5 3 (1.81%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.81%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.60%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.22%) QA
2 6 (3.61%) PMO
3 4 (2.41%) SLA
4 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.60%) GDPR
5 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) RACF
2 1 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (5.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.60%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.60%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.64%) SAP
3 9 (5.42%) Lotus
4 7 (4.22%) Hyperion
5 4 (2.41%) Workday
6 3 (1.81%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.81%) Oracle
6 3 (1.81%) Remedy
7 2 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.20%) Citrix
7 2 (1.20%) HP
7 2 (1.20%) Tableau
8 1 (0.60%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.60%) Apple
8 1 (0.60%) Cognos
8 1 (0.60%) Google
8 1 (0.60%) IBM
8 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.60%) Telerik
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 15 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £378.00 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago