Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 34 56 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 16.11% 18.67% 15.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.67% 19.72% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 28
Chester median daily rate £363 £355 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +6.77% +7.26%
10th Percentile £213 £208 £276
90th Percentile £450 £475 £475
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 6
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.92 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% - -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 204 284 287
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 94.67% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 244 180
Chester median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £223 £235 £290
90th Percentile £501 £525 £519
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 28
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -16.86% -38.76%
10th Percentile £11.23 £13.25 £12.13
90th Percentile £22.40 £15.23 £34.13
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.84
% change year-on-year -12.52% -11.76% +4.21%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Chester

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Chester

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Chester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Chester

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Banking
3 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (23.53%) SAS
5 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (20.59%) Oracle
5 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
6 6 (17.65%) Data Analysis
6 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (14.71%) SQL
7 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (14.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (14.71%) Analytics
8 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
8 4 (11.76%) Java
8 4 (11.76%) UML
8 4 (11.76%) Legal
8 4 (11.76%) Change Management
9 3 (8.82%) BT
9 3 (8.82%) ITIL
9 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
9 3 (8.82%) IBM
9 3 (8.82%) DataStage
9 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
9 3 (8.82%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (5.88%) Data Lineage
10 2 (5.88%) Business Process Modelling
10 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
10 2 (5.88%) GDPR

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 8 (23.53%) SAS
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.94%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.88%) AutoCAD
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
1 1 (2.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.82%) DataStage
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) Big Data
4 1 (2.94%) Base SAS
4 1 (2.94%) DB2
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.94%) JMeter
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Legal
4 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.88%) Retail
5 2 (5.88%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.94%) Billing
6 1 (2.94%) Dutch Language
6 1 (2.94%) French Language
6 1 (2.94%) German Language
6 1 (2.94%) Italian Language
6 1 (2.94%) Marketing
6 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.94%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (2.94%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.94%) Derivative
4 1 (2.94%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
2 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.65%) Data Analysis
2 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (14.71%) Analytics
4 4 (11.76%) Change Management
4 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 4 (11.76%) UML
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL
6 2 (5.88%) API Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Change Control
6 2 (5.88%) Data Management
6 2 (5.88%) Line Management
6 2 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.88%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.88%) Time Management
6 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) MCSA
1 2 (5.88%) MCSE
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.88%) GDPR
1 2 (5.88%) QA
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) IFRS
2 1 (2.94%) IFRS 9
2 1 (2.94%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) BT
2 3 (8.82%) IBM
3 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
3 2 (5.88%) HP
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) Remedy
3 2 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow