Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £358 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 15 August 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.

Technical Analyst
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 83 112
Rank change year-on-year -8 +29 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.45% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.35% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Cheshire median daily rate £358 £425 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.88% +12.96% -2.27%
10th Percentile £298 £382 £282
90th Percentile £423 £451 £468
North West median daily rate £400 £325 £370
% change year-on-year +23.08% -12.16% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £15.24
% change year-on-year +32.00% -17.98% +1.60%

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 1,281 1,150 1,691
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 95.04% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 805 1,179
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £569
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 58 54
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.08 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.50% +1.45% -8.04%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.18 £10.30
90th Percentile £40.00 £48.00 £35.50
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £20.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -8.34% +9.33% +6.32%

Technical Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Technical Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Analyst in Cheshire

Technical Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Analyst in Cheshire

Technical Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Analyst in Cheshire over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Analyst in Cheshire

Technical Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Analyst in Cheshire

Technical 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 Technical Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 15 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 -6 2 - - 1
Widnes - 1 £290 -
Chester - 1 £425 -
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Technical Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, Technical 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 Technical Analyst in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) BPMN
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Statistics
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (16.67%) ProxySG
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management

Technical 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 1 (16.67%) SAS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Slack
1 1 (16.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
1 1 (16.67%) Geospatial Data
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) SDLC
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) BPMN
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (16.67%) F5