The median contractor rate for a Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 3 months to 29 April 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 8 3
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 25 53 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.53% 11.80% 19.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.69% 12.38% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 35 52
Median daily rate £350 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £554 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 9
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +27.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £24.00 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £24.00 £44.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 258 428 379
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 88.05% 95.32% 90.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 259 223
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 53 43
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.01 £18.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.07% +98.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £46.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire that featured Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Lancashire

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Lancashire

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Lancashire over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Lancashire

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Lancashire

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Lancashire over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Lancashire

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Blackburn +1 6 £325 +8.33%
Preston -6 6 £290 +8.81% 2
Blackpool +1 2 £250 -42.19%
Lancaster - 2 - -
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Lancashire region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) Business Analysis
2 20 (29.41%) Finance
3 16 (23.53%) Use Case
4 14 (20.59%) ISEB
5 13 (19.12%) Project Management
5 13 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (19.12%) Open Source
6 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 12 (17.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
7 11 (16.18%) PRINCE2
8 10 (14.71%) ITIL
8 10 (14.71%) Windows
8 10 (14.71%) Data Analysis
9 9 (13.24%) Retail
9 9 (13.24%) UML
9 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (11.76%) Business Process Modelling
10 8 (11.76%) IIBA
10 8 (11.76%) CBAP
10 8 (11.76%) OO
10 8 (11.76%) Windows XP
10 8 (11.76%) Unix
10 8 (11.76%) SQL
10 8 (11.76%) Asset Management
11 7 (10.29%) Data Management
11 7 (10.29%) Change Management
11 7 (10.29%) OOA/OOD

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (8.82%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (7.35%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) IaaS
1 5 (7.35%) PaaS
1 5 (7.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.94%) DB2
1 2 (2.94%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.47%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.47%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) JIRA
2 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
2 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (29.41%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Retail
3 7 (10.29%) Marketing
4 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 3 (4.41%) General Ledger
4 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.47%) Automotive
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
5 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) EDI
2 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.88%) Tandem
4 2 (2.94%) Life Science
4 2 (2.94%) NHS
4 2 (2.94%) RIA
4 2 (2.94%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Windows
2 8 (11.76%) Unix
2 8 (11.76%) Windows XP
3 6 (8.82%) AIX
3 6 (8.82%) Linux
3 6 (8.82%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) Business Analysis
3 16 (23.53%) Use Case
4 13 (19.12%) Open Source
4 13 (19.12%) Project Management
4 13 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (16.18%) PRINCE2
6 10 (14.71%) Data Analysis
6 10 (14.71%) ITIL
7 9 (13.24%) UML
8 8 (11.76%) Asset Management
8 8 (11.76%) Business Process Modelling
8 8 (11.76%) OO
9 7 (10.29%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (10.29%) Change Management
9 7 (10.29%) Data Management
9 7 (10.29%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (10.29%) Service Design
10 6 (8.82%) Problem Management
10 6 (8.82%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) C#
2 1 (1.47%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) ISEB
2 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) CBAP
3 8 (11.76%) IIBA
4 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.47%) CCNA
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) PMO
2 3 (4.41%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.47%) GMP
3 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) Citrix
2 2 (2.94%) Lotus
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco
3 1 (1.47%) HP
3 1 (1.47%) SAP
3 1 (1.47%) Tableau