Period
to 19 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 12 55
Rank change year-on-year -13 +43 -29
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 86 104 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.66% 8.93% 3.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 23.18% 25.87% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 66 45
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.03% +3.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £212 £263
90th Percentile £477 £488 £653
North West median daily rate £425 £394 £388
% change year-on-year +7.94% +1.61% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £10.35 £42.98 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.92% -25.26% +289.83%
10th Percentile £9.40 £33.36 £51.25
90th Percentile £11.41 £65.30 £63.75
North West median hourly rate £14.03 £38.49 £20.00
% change year-on-year -63.55% +92.44% +5.69%

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 371 402 643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 28.72% 34.51% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 254 400
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £365 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -11.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £244 £219 £238
90th Percentile £538 £517 £551
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 38 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £28.75 £24.38 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.95% +13.37% +27.67%
10th Percentile £12.69 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £67.50 £58.00 £55.88
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £18.68 £18.87
% change year-on-year +7.07% -1.01% +13.61%

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 June 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
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 June 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 -1 21 £390 -5.45% 4
Chester -2 18 £425 +9.68% 6
Warrington -12 12 £450 +63.64% 9
Crewe -16 6 £403 +61.00% 6
Alderley Edge -1 2 £475 +11.76% 3
Wilmslow -5 1 - - 1
Widnes -6 1 £450 -5.26%
Macclesfield -7 1 £475 -5.00% 4
Runcorn - 1 £330 - 3
Analytical Skills
North West

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 38 (44.19%) Problem-Solving
2 26 (30.23%) Finance
3 19 (22.09%) SQL
3 19 (22.09%) ITIL
4 17 (19.77%) Windows
4 17 (19.77%) SQL Server
4 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (16.28%) Change Management
5 14 (16.28%) HP
5 14 (16.28%) WAN
5 14 (16.28%) Microsoft
5 14 (16.28%) VMware
5 14 (16.28%) JIRA
5 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (15.12%) Banking
6 13 (15.12%) Linux
7 12 (13.95%) LAN
7 12 (13.95%) Java
7 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
7 12 (13.95%) Scrum
7 12 (13.95%) Migration
7 12 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (13.95%) Time Management
7 12 (13.95%) Windows Server
8 11 (12.79%) IBM
8 11 (12.79%) Tomcat
8 11 (12.79%) DMZ
9 10 (11.63%) SAN
9 10 (11.63%) Citrix
9 10 (11.63%) Configuration Management

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 11 (12.79%) Tomcat
2 8 (9.30%) Apache
3 7 (8.14%) IIS
3 7 (8.14%) JBoss
4 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.65%) Confluence
6 3 (3.49%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.49%) Apache Spark
6 3 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.49%) Jupyter
6 3 (3.49%) NServiceBus
6 3 (3.49%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.16%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.16%) SAS
7 1 (1.16%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.16%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.16%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) PaaS
2 4 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.65%) OpenShift
3 3 (3.49%) GitHub
3 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.33%) Office 365
5 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.16%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.28%) WAN
2 12 (13.95%) LAN
3 11 (12.79%) DMZ
4 10 (11.63%) IPsec
4 10 (11.63%) SAN
5 9 (10.47%) TCP/IP
6 8 (9.30%) NAS
6 8 (9.30%) VPN
7 7 (8.14%) Ethernet
7 7 (8.14%) Firewall
8 5 (5.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (5.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (5.81%) VoIP
9 3 (3.49%) BGP
9 3 (3.49%) EIGRP
9 3 (3.49%) FTP
9 3 (3.49%) Internet
9 3 (3.49%) MPLS
9 3 (3.49%) OSPF
9 3 (3.49%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.49%) Big Data
3 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.33%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.33%) Cloudera CDH
4 2 (2.33%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.33%) Impala
4 2 (2.33%) MySQL
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.16%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) MS Access
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 14 (16.28%) JIRA
2 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
3 8 (9.30%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.81%) IntelliJ
5 4 (4.65%) gulp
5 4 (4.65%) MSI
6 3 (3.49%) CA Release Automation
6 3 (3.49%) JUnit
6 3 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.49%) Protractor
6 3 (3.49%) Selenium
6 3 (3.49%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.33%) GitLab
7 2 (2.33%) Gradle
7 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.16%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.16%) Grunt
8 1 (1.16%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.16%) Mocha
General
1 26 (30.23%) Finance
2 13 (15.12%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Billing
3 6 (6.98%) Legal
4 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Law
6 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.16%) Retail
6 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Developer
2 16 (18.60%) Analyst
3 7 (8.14%) Security Engineer
4 6 (6.98%) Business Analyst
4 6 (6.98%) Designer
5 5 (5.81%) Network Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) TM1 Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Middleware Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Data Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (3.49%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.49%) Python Developer
7 3 (3.49%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.98%) .NET
1 6 (6.98%) AngularJS
1 6 (6.98%) jQuery
1 6 (6.98%) Middleware
2 5 (5.81%) Ajax
3 4 (4.65%) JSON
4 3 (3.49%) Anaconda
4 3 (3.49%) Angular 2
4 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.49%) Entity Framework
4 3 (3.49%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (3.49%) REST
5 2 (2.33%) CSS
5 2 (2.33%) CSS3
5 2 (2.33%) EJB
5 2 (2.33%) HTML5
5 2 (2.33%) JSP
5 2 (2.33%) Pandas
5 2 (2.33%) scikit-learn
5 2 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Data Structures
2 4 (4.65%) User Experience
3 3 (3.49%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.33%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (2.33%) Clustering
4 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.33%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.33%) Replication
4 2 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.16%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.16%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.16%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.77%) Windows
2 13 (15.12%) Linux
3 12 (13.95%) Windows Server
4 10 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (9.30%) Unix
6 6 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.65%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.33%) AIX
9 1 (1.16%) Android
9 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.16%) HPUX
9 1 (1.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (44.19%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (22.09%) ITIL
3 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (16.28%) Change Management
5 12 (13.95%) Migration
5 12 (13.95%) Scrum
5 12 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (13.95%) Time Management
6 10 (11.63%) Configuration Management
6 10 (11.63%) Software Deployment
7 9 (10.47%) Decision-Making
8 8 (9.30%) Asset Management
9 7 (8.14%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (8.14%) IT Strategy
9 7 (8.14%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.98%) Deployment Automation
10 6 (6.98%) Process Improvement
10 6 (6.98%) Risk Management
10 6 (6.98%) Software Distribution
10 6 (6.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.09%) SQL
2 12 (13.95%) Java
2 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 10 (11.63%) Python
4 6 (6.98%) C#
5 5 (5.81%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.81%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.65%) Ruby
7 3 (3.49%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.33%) Go
8 2 (2.33%) JCL
8 2 (2.33%) Perl
8 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.33%) VBA
9 1 (1.16%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.16%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.16%) VB
9 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.33%) CISSP
3 2 (2.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) CISA
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.16%) MCSA
4 1 (1.16%) MCSE
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) COBIT
2 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.16%) MiFID
3 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (11.63%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (11.63%) XenApp
3 5 (5.81%) ProxySG
4 4 (4.65%) Docker
4 4 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.49%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.33%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.33%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) SCCM
2 7 (8.14%) HP ALM
2 7 (8.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.65%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.49%) logstash
5 1 (1.16%) Netcool
5 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (16.28%) HP
1 14 (16.28%) Microsoft
1 14 (16.28%) VMware
2 11 (12.79%) IBM
3 10 (11.63%) Citrix
4 9 (10.47%) Symantec
5 7 (8.14%) Cisco
6 5 (5.81%) Blue Coat
6 5 (5.81%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.81%) Cognos
6 5 (5.81%) F5
6 5 (5.81%) Fortinet
6 5 (5.81%) Juniper
7 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.49%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.33%) Capita
9 2 (2.33%) Google
9 2 (2.33%) Oracle
9 2 (2.33%) Tableau
10 1 (1.16%) Twitter