Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 183 203 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.15% 15.23% 14.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.88% 15.87% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 154 140
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £156 £207 £140
90th Percentile £488 £450 £475
North West median daily rate £360 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -0.69% +3.57% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 20
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.92 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.82% +6.57% -
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.28 £9.00
90th Percentile £37.84 £29.25 £15.46
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £17.43 £14.00
% change year-on-year -5.34% +24.50% -19.22%

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 1,230 1,279 1,366
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.95% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 895 989
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% -3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £235
90th Percentile £538 £616 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 56 48
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% -12.17%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £33.00 £27.63
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £16.11
% change year-on-year +1.33% +16.41% -20.46%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +1 37 £331 -8.83% 12
Warrington -3 33 £275 -19.12% 15
Crewe -10 26 £375 -6.25% 6
Knutsford -9 20 £400 +8.11%
Macclesfield -8 10 £375 -10.71% 8
Wilmslow +2 9 £350 +27.27% 1
Widnes +2 5 £300 -14.29% 1
Alderley Edge 0 4 £375 -10.71%
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 47 (25.68%) Finance
2 41 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (14.75%) SQL
4 25 (13.66%) Business Analysis
5 24 (13.11%) Windows
6 23 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (12.02%) Java
8 21 (11.48%) Microsoft
9 18 (9.84%) Project Management
10 17 (9.29%) Active Directory
11 16 (8.74%) Microsoft Office
11 16 (8.74%) XML
11 16 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (8.74%) Office 365
12 15 (8.20%) Windows 10
12 15 (8.20%) Test Automation
13 14 (7.65%) Scrum
14 13 (7.10%) Data Analysis
15 12 (6.56%) Security Cleared
15 12 (6.56%) Windows 7
16 11 (6.01%) Migration
16 11 (6.01%) SAP
16 11 (6.01%) Microsoft Excel
16 11 (6.01%) Oracle
17 10 (5.46%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (5.46%) Banking
17 10 (5.46%) Degree
17 10 (5.46%) Waterfall
17 10 (5.46%) User Stories
17 10 (5.46%) Business Process Modelling

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 4 (2.19%) SAS
2 3 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.64%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.55%) Confluence
4 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (8.74%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.83%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.55%) SPSS
6 1 (0.55%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.09%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.55%) BASE24
4 1 (0.55%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.74%) Office 365
2 5 (2.73%) SaaS
3 4 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.09%) GitHub
5 2 (1.09%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.55%) FinancialForce
6 1 (0.55%) G Suite
6 1 (0.55%) Slack
6 1 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.64%) Skype
2 2 (1.09%) SMS
2 2 (1.09%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.55%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.73%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.64%) Big Data
3 3 (1.64%) QlikView
3 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.09%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.55%) DataStage
5 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.55%) MS Access
5 1 (0.55%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (4.92%) Selenium
2 7 (3.83%) JIRA
3 6 (3.28%) JMeter
4 5 (2.73%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.19%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.64%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.09%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.09%) Plastic SCM
7 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.09%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.55%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.55%) ERwin
8 1 (0.55%) JUnit
8 1 (0.55%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.55%) Maven
8 1 (0.55%) SilkCentral
8 1 (0.55%) TestRail
8 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 47 (25.68%) Finance
2 10 (5.46%) Banking
2 10 (5.46%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (4.37%) Dutch Language
3 8 (4.37%) French Language
3 8 (4.37%) German Language
3 8 (4.37%) Italian Language
3 8 (4.37%) Portuguese Language
3 8 (4.37%) Russian Language
3 8 (4.37%) Spanish Language
4 6 (3.28%) Legal
5 5 (2.73%) Billing
6 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.64%) Retail
7 3 (1.64%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.09%) Advertising
8 2 (1.09%) Automotive
9 1 (0.55%) Back Office
9 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.55%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.74%) XML
2 8 (4.37%) JSON
2 8 (4.37%) Web Services
3 7 (3.83%) SOAP
4 6 (3.28%) HTML
5 3 (1.64%) CSS
6 2 (1.09%) .NET
6 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.55%) JSON Schema
7 1 (0.55%) REST
7 1 (0.55%) RESTful
7 1 (0.55%) Spring
7 1 (0.55%) Velocity
7 1 (0.55%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.92%) User Experience
3 8 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.28%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (3.28%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.64%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.64%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.09%) Digital Wallet
7 2 (1.09%) NHS
7 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.55%) EMV
8 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.11%) Windows
2 15 (8.20%) Windows 10
3 12 (6.56%) Windows 7
4 9 (4.92%) Unix
5 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.64%) Linux
6 2 (1.09%) Android
6 2 (1.09%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (13.66%) Business Analysis
3 18 (9.84%) Project Management
4 16 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (8.20%) Test Automation
6 14 (7.65%) Scrum
7 13 (7.10%) Data Analysis
8 11 (6.01%) Migration
9 10 (5.46%) Business Process Modelling
9 10 (5.46%) User Stories
9 10 (5.46%) Waterfall
10 9 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (4.92%) Change Management
10 9 (4.92%) CRM
10 9 (4.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 9 (4.92%) ERP
10 9 (4.92%) Information Security
11 8 (4.37%) Risk Management
12 7 (3.83%) Data Modelling
12 7 (3.83%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.75%) SQL
2 22 (12.02%) Java
3 8 (4.37%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.19%) Python
5 3 (1.64%) C#
5 3 (1.64%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.09%) ANSI SQL
6 2 (1.09%) Perl
6 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.09%) VBA
7 1 (0.55%) C
7 1 (0.55%) Groovy
7 1 (0.55%) PHP
7 1 (0.55%) R
7 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.46%) Degree
3 7 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.73%) ISEB
5 4 (2.19%) CISA
5 4 (2.19%) CISM
5 4 (2.19%) CISSP
6 3 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.09%) CEH
7 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.09%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.55%) MCP
8 1 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.37%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.83%) SLA
3 4 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.64%) QA
5 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.09%) PMO
6 1 (0.55%) GDPR
6 1 (0.55%) IFRS
6 1 (0.55%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 17 (9.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.73%) SCCM
2 3 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.55%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 21 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.01%) Oracle
2 11 (6.01%) SAP
3 7 (3.83%) IBM
4 5 (2.73%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.09%) Apple
5 2 (1.09%) Citrix
5 2 (1.09%) Google
5 2 (1.09%) HP
5 2 (1.09%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.09%) Talend
5 2 (1.09%) TSYS
5 2 (1.09%) Twitter
5 2 (1.09%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.55%) Hyland
6 1 (0.55%) McAfee
6 1 (0.55%) Mitel
6 1 (0.55%) SOTI
6 1 (0.55%) Teradata
6 1 (0.55%) Workday