The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Data Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Analysis over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Data Analysis
North West > Cheshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 65 64
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1  
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 16 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.55% 1.79% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.13% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 13
Cheshire median daily rate £393 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% +60.00%  
10th Percentile £325 £313 £213
90th Percentile £475 £483 £450
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £12.00 £35.82
% change year-on-year - -66.49%  

Data Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 528 752 814
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.08% 84.02% 84.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1415 2376 1817
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £288 £310 £294
90th Percentile £563 £605 £538
North West median daily rate £413 £415 £388
% change year-on-year -0.60% +7.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 26 62
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +44.79%  
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £68.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Data Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analysis in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analysis in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analysis in Cheshire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analysis in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analysis in Cheshire

Data Analysis
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 Data Analysis within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Macclesfield - 5 £375 -
Chester +7 4 £450 +24.13% 3
Knutsford - 2 £308 -
Warrington +17 1 £680 +39.48% 2
Data Analysis
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Data Analysis.

1 29 (76.32%) Finance
2 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (26.32%) Business Analysis
2 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (23.68%) Data Modelling
4 8 (21.05%) SAP
4 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (18.42%) Banking
5 7 (18.42%) Degree
6 6 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (15.79%) SAS
6 6 (15.79%) Hyperion
7 5 (13.16%) SQL
7 5 (13.16%) Project Management
7 5 (13.16%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (10.53%) Data Mapping
8 4 (10.53%) Back Office
8 4 (10.53%) VBA
8 4 (10.53%) IBM
8 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (7.89%) SLA
9 3 (7.89%) DataStage
9 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
9 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (7.89%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
9 3 (7.89%) Spreadsheet

Data Analysis
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 6 (15.79%) SAS
2 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (7.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.89%) DataStage
3 1 (2.63%) GIS
3 1 (2.63%) OLAP
3 1 (2.63%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
General
1 29 (76.32%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 6 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (10.53%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.63%) Law
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (86.84%) Analyst
2 20 (52.63%) Data Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Programme Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Risk Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) SAS Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) SAP Data Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) SAS Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Information Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) ITIL Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Process Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) MDX
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.63%) REST
1 1 (2.63%) SOAP
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
1 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Android
1 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Business Analysis
1 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (23.68%) Data Modelling
3 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.16%) Project Management
4 5 (13.16%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (10.53%) Data Mapping
6 3 (7.89%) Analytics
6 3 (7.89%) Change Control
6 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.89%) Critical Path Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) Data Entry
6 3 (7.89%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (7.89%) Earned Value Management
6 3 (7.89%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) Infographics
6 3 (7.89%) Logistic Regression
6 3 (7.89%) Neural Network
6 3 (7.89%) Visualisation
6 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) VBA
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) AAT
2 1 (2.63%) ACCA
2 1 (2.63%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) DameWare
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) SAP
2 6 (15.79%) Hyperion
3 4 (10.53%) IBM
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Cognos
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle