Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 9 2
Rank change year-on-year -10 -7 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 38 108 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.21% 12.68% 21.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.90% 13.25% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 72 122
Lancashire median daily rate £350 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +2.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £116 £207
90th Percentile £413 £475 £480
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +6.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 15
Lancashire median hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.34% -2.38% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.40 £12.90
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £43.43
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +3.33%

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 481 815 718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 91.27% 95.66% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 507 459
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.60% +9.22%
10th Percentile £269 £247 £230
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 94 71
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.13 £37.01 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.12% +68.23% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.32 £12.08 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.55 £52.48 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £18.99 £18.47
% change year-on-year +13.20% +2.83% +8.65%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 6 months to 25 July 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 6 months to 25 July 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 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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
Preston -14 15 £375 +17.19% 1
Blackburn -2 8 £350 +16.67% 1
Blackpool +5 2 £250 -35.90% 1
Lancaster - 2 - -
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 10 (26.32%) SQL
3 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) Retail
4 7 (18.42%) Business Analysis
5 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 6 (15.79%) ISEB
5 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (13.16%) Windows
6 5 (13.16%) JIRA
7 4 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (10.53%) Marketing
7 4 (10.53%) Use Case
7 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.53%) IIBA
7 4 (10.53%) CBAP
7 4 (10.53%) User Stories
7 4 (10.53%) CRM
7 4 (10.53%) Migration
8 3 (7.89%) Business Process Modelling
8 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
8 3 (7.89%) Scrum
8 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
8 3 (7.89%) Project Management
8 3 (7.89%) Unix
8 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (7.89%) DB2
8 3 (7.89%) SharePoint

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 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) DB2
2 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) JIRA
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Retail
3 4 (10.53%) Marketing
4 3 (7.89%) General Ledger
4 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Automotive
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) EDI
1 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Life Science
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) RIA
3 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Unix
2 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Business Analysis
3 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.53%) CRM
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Use Case
5 4 (10.53%) User Stories
6 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.89%) Business Process Modelling
6 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Project Management
6 3 (7.89%) Scrum
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (5.26%) ETL
7 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.26%) Single Customer View
7 2 (5.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) CBAP
2 4 (10.53%) IIBA
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.26%) PMO
2 1 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Citrix
2 2 (5.26%) Cognos
2 2 (5.26%) Lotus
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) SAP