Period
to 19 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Analytical Skills
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 14 56
Rank change year-on-year -17 +42 -31
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 82 106 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.19% 8.65% 3.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 22.34% 26.57% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 68 41
Cheshire median daily rate £393 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £206 £310 £300
90th Percentile £488 £488 £663
North West median daily rate £390 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £11.20 £44.95 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.09% +114.05% +42.37%
North West median hourly rate £14.80 £39.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -62.54% +182.14% -5.08%

Analytical Skills is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 367 399 547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.72% 32.57% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 259 364
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% -5.50% -
10th Percentile £251 £245 £257
90th Percentile £538 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +24.70%
10th Percentile £10.18 £11.25 £12.20
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -11.30% +29.41% +3.03%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in Cheshire

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytical Skills in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in Cheshire

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in Cheshire

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in Cheshire

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analytical Skills in Cheshire

Analytical Skills
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 Analytical Skills within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
Knutsford +3 17 £365 -23.16% 3
Chester -5 15 £425 +9.68% 3
Warrington -5 14 £381 +1.67% 11
Crewe -20 7 £346 +3.36% 2
Ellesmere Port - 4 £325 -
Alderley Edge 0 3 £475 +11.76%
Wilmslow -6 1 - - 1
Macclesfield -8 1 £475 -5.00% 4
Analytical Skills
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Skills also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 37 (45.12%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (24.39%) ITIL
3 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
4 17 (20.73%) Windows
4 17 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (19.51%) SQL
5 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
5 16 (19.51%) Change Management
5 16 (19.51%) Finance
6 15 (18.29%) HP
6 15 (18.29%) Decision-Making
7 13 (15.85%) WAN
7 13 (15.85%) Migration
7 13 (15.85%) VMware
7 13 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (13.41%) Time Management
8 11 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (13.41%) Banking
8 11 (13.41%) LAN
8 11 (13.41%) DMZ
9 10 (12.20%) Configuration Management
9 10 (12.20%) Citrix
9 10 (12.20%) IPsec
9 10 (12.20%) Risk Management
9 10 (12.20%) Scrum
9 10 (12.20%) SCCM
9 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
9 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (12.20%) XenApp
9 10 (12.20%) Windows Server

Analytical Skills
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 (10.98%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.54%) IIS
3 4 (4.88%) Confluence
3 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.66%) Apache
4 3 (3.66%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.66%) JBoss
4 3 (3.66%) NServiceBus
4 3 (3.66%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.22%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.10%) Office 365
3 4 (4.88%) PaaS
4 3 (3.66%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.44%) GitHub
5 2 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.85%) WAN
2 11 (13.41%) DMZ
2 11 (13.41%) LAN
3 10 (12.20%) IPsec
4 9 (10.98%) SAN
5 8 (9.76%) NAS
5 8 (9.76%) TCP/IP
6 7 (8.54%) Ethernet
6 7 (8.54%) VPN
7 6 (7.32%) Firewall
8 5 (6.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (6.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (4.88%) DNS
9 4 (4.88%) VoIP
10 3 (3.66%) BGP
10 3 (3.66%) EIGRP
10 3 (3.66%) Network Security
10 3 (3.66%) OSPF
10 3 (3.66%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.66%) Big Data
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.44%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.44%) Cloudera CDH
5 2 (2.44%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.44%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.44%) Impala
5 2 (2.44%) MySQL
6 1 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.54%) JIRA
3 4 (4.88%) MSI
4 3 (3.66%) Gradle
4 3 (3.66%) IntelliJ
4 3 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (3.66%) Protractor
4 3 (3.66%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.44%) GitLab
5 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.22%) Ant
6 1 (1.22%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.22%) Grunt
6 1 (1.22%) gulp
6 1 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.22%) Maven
6 1 (1.22%) Mocha
6 1 (1.22%) Selenium
General
1 16 (19.51%) Finance
2 11 (13.41%) Banking
3 5 (6.10%) Billing
4 4 (4.88%) Legal
4 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.22%) Advertising
7 1 (1.22%) Back Office
7 1 (1.22%) Law
7 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Analyst
2 14 (17.07%) Developer
3 7 (8.54%) Security Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Service Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Administrator
6 4 (4.88%) Designer
6 4 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) User Researcher
7 3 (3.66%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Middleware Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) jQuery
2 5 (6.10%) AngularJS
3 4 (4.88%) .NET
3 4 (4.88%) Ajax
3 4 (4.88%) CSS
3 4 (4.88%) HTML
3 4 (4.88%) JSON
3 4 (4.88%) Middleware
4 3 (3.66%) Angular 2
4 3 (3.66%) CSS3
4 3 (3.66%) Entity Framework
4 3 (3.66%) HTML5
4 3 (3.66%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (3.66%) SOAP
4 3 (3.66%) Spring
4 3 (3.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (3.66%) Web Services
5 2 (2.44%) EJB
5 2 (2.44%) Pandas
5 2 (2.44%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) User Experience
2 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.44%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (2.44%) Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.22%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.22%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Windows
2 10 (12.20%) Windows Server
2 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (7.32%) Linux
4 4 (4.88%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.66%) Unix
5 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.44%) Android
6 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (45.12%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (24.39%) ITIL
3 17 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (19.51%) Change Management
5 15 (18.29%) Decision-Making
6 13 (15.85%) Migration
7 11 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (13.41%) Time Management
8 10 (12.20%) Configuration Management
8 10 (12.20%) Risk Management
8 10 (12.20%) Scrum
8 10 (12.20%) Software Deployment
9 9 (10.98%) Service Management
10 7 (8.54%) Asset Management
10 7 (8.54%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (8.54%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (8.54%) ITSM
11 6 (7.32%) Programme Management
11 6 (7.32%) SDLC
11 6 (7.32%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.51%) SQL
2 7 (8.54%) Java
2 7 (8.54%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.32%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.10%) C#
5 4 (4.88%) Python
6 3 (3.66%) Ruby
6 3 (3.66%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.44%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.44%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.22%) Go
8 1 (1.22%) Perl
8 1 (1.22%) PHP
8 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.22%) CISSP
5 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.22%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.22%) MCSA
5 1 (1.22%) MCSE
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.22%) COBIT
3 1 (1.22%) GDPR
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 13 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (12.20%) XenApp
3 5 (6.10%) ProxySG
4 4 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.66%) Docker
5 3 (3.66%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.44%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.22%) Firmware
7 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (12.20%) SCCM
2 7 (8.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.88%) HP ALM
4 3 (3.66%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.44%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (1.22%) Netcool
6 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.29%) HP
3 13 (15.85%) VMware
4 10 (12.20%) Citrix
5 9 (10.98%) Symantec
6 6 (7.32%) Cisco
7 5 (6.10%) Blue Coat
7 5 (6.10%) CheckPoint
7 5 (6.10%) F5
7 5 (6.10%) Fortinet
7 5 (6.10%) IBM
7 5 (6.10%) Juniper
8 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.44%) Capita
9 2 (2.44%) Google
9 2 (2.44%) Oracle
9 2 (2.44%) Tableau
9 2 (2.44%) Twitter
10 1 (1.22%) Cognos
10 1 (1.22%) SAP