Period
to 15 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 15 July 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.

Analyst
North West > Manchester
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 466 476 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.46% 16.90% 18.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.25% 17.98% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 281 372
Manchester median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £158 £128 £170
90th Percentile £479 £475 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 25 27
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% +3.85%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £37.10 £41.00 £23.50
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.18 £14.34
% change year-on-year +0.43% +12.83% -7.48%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,055 2,648 3,468
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.03% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,935 1,597 2,036
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 99 77
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.68 £10.48 £10.40
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £21.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year -18.03% +6.75% +8.34%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Manchester

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Manchester

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Manchester over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Manchester

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Manchester

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Manchester over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Manchester

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 15 July 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
Salford +9 42 £400 - 7
Bolton 0 11 £450 +30.43% 1
Wigan - 10 £240 - 4
Stockport +1 6 £350 +25.00% 7
Oldham 0 5 £400 +185.71% 1
Rochdale - 3 £425 - 1
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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 Manchester region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 82 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (14.16%) Business Analysis
3 61 (13.09%) Finance
4 59 (12.66%) ITIL
4 59 (12.66%) Microsoft
5 58 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 57 (12.23%) SQL
7 56 (12.02%) Windows
8 47 (10.09%) Active Directory
9 41 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
9 41 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (8.15%) Law
10 38 (8.15%) Legal
10 38 (8.15%) Management Information System
11 33 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
12 31 (6.65%) Retail
13 29 (6.22%) Scrum
13 29 (6.22%) Workflow
14 28 (6.01%) E-Commerce
14 28 (6.01%) Project Management
14 28 (6.01%) GDPR
15 27 (5.79%) Degree
16 26 (5.58%) Citrix
16 26 (5.58%) CRM
16 26 (5.58%) Oracle
16 26 (5.58%) Service Management
17 22 (4.72%) SAP
18 21 (4.51%) Data Modelling
18 21 (4.51%) SMS
18 21 (4.51%) Banking

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 9 (1.93%) Confluence
2 7 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (1.07%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.86%) IBM Notes
4 4 (0.86%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.86%) NetWeaver
5 3 (0.64%) SAS
6 2 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (0.43%) IIS
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 33 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.43%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.43%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.43%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.21%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.15%) Office 365
1 10 (2.15%) SaaS
2 3 (0.64%) GitHub
3 2 (0.43%) BrowserStack
3 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.21%) FinancialForce
4 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.51%) SMS
2 15 (3.22%) Firewall
3 14 (3.00%) Internet
4 9 (1.93%) Skype
5 5 (1.07%) LAN
6 4 (0.86%) DNS
6 4 (0.86%) Intranet
6 4 (0.86%) WAN
6 4 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.64%) Broadband
7 3 (0.64%) VoIP
8 2 (0.43%) DHCP
8 2 (0.43%) Extranet
8 2 (0.43%) HTTP
8 2 (0.43%) Network Security
8 2 (0.43%) PBX
8 2 (0.43%) PSTN
8 2 (0.43%) SMTP
8 2 (0.43%) SNMP
8 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.00%) Power BI
2 11 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.15%) MySQL
4 7 (1.50%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.29%) DB2
6 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.07%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (1.07%) Oracle OWB
7 4 (0.86%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.64%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.43%) Endeca
9 2 (0.43%) GIS
9 2 (0.43%) MS Access
9 2 (0.43%) QlikView
9 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.22%) JIRA
2 9 (1.93%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.93%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.72%) Selenium
4 4 (0.86%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.64%) Hudson
5 3 (0.64%) JMeter
5 3 (0.64%) LSMW
6 2 (0.43%) Appium
6 2 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.43%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.43%) ERwin
6 2 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.43%) NUnit
6 2 (0.43%) Protractor
6 2 (0.43%) PyUnit
6 2 (0.43%) Ranorex
6 2 (0.43%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.43%) SilkTest
6 2 (0.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 61 (13.09%) Finance
2 38 (8.15%) Law
2 38 (8.15%) Legal
3 31 (6.65%) Retail
4 21 (4.51%) Banking
5 9 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.50%) Automotive
7 7 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.07%) Games
9 4 (0.86%) Publishing
10 3 (0.64%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.93%) Swagger
2 7 (1.50%) Middleware
3 6 (1.29%) .NET
3 6 (1.29%) RAML
4 4 (0.86%) Web Services
5 3 (0.64%) jQuery
5 3 (0.64%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (0.64%) Spring
5 3 (0.64%) Spring Boot
6 2 (0.43%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.43%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (0.43%) J2EE
6 2 (0.43%) Node.js
6 2 (0.43%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.21%) CGI
7 1 (0.21%) CSS
7 1 (0.21%) HTML
7 1 (0.21%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.15%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.22%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.58%) Blackberry
6 10 (2.15%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.72%) CMDB
7 8 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.50%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.50%) iPhone
9 6 (1.29%) Life Science
9 6 (1.29%) NHS
10 5 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.86%) User Experience
12 3 (0.64%) iPad
12 3 (0.64%) Kindle
12 3 (0.64%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.43%) Clustering
13 2 (0.43%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 56 (12.02%) Windows
2 20 (4.29%) Windows 7
3 14 (3.00%) Android
4 13 (2.79%) Unix
5 10 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.72%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.29%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.86%) Linux
8 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.43%) AIX
9 2 (0.43%) Solaris
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (14.16%) Business Analysis
3 59 (12.66%) ITIL
4 58 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (6.22%) Scrum
6 29 (6.22%) Workflow
7 28 (6.01%) E-Commerce
7 28 (6.01%) Project Management
8 26 (5.58%) CRM
8 26 (5.58%) Service Management
9 21 (4.51%) Data Modelling
9 21 (4.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (4.29%) Case Management
10 20 (4.29%) Data Analysis
10 20 (4.29%) Data Management
10 20 (4.29%) Migration
10 20 (4.29%) Service Delivery
11 19 (4.08%) Change Management
11 19 (4.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 57 (12.23%) SQL
2 14 (3.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (2.36%) C#
4 9 (1.93%) Java
5 5 (1.07%) VBA
6 3 (0.64%) C
6 3 (0.64%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.64%) Python
6 3 (0.64%) VB
6 3 (0.64%) VBScript
7 2 (0.43%) C++
7 2 (0.43%) Jython
7 2 (0.43%) Perl
7 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (5.79%) Degree
2 14 (3.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (1.93%) ISEB
5 8 (1.72%) CISA
5 8 (1.72%) CISM
5 8 (1.72%) CISSP
6 7 (1.50%) GIAC
6 7 (1.50%) MCP
7 5 (1.07%) CCNA
7 5 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.07%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.86%) MOS
9 3 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.43%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.21%) AAT
11 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.01%) GDPR
2 20 (4.29%) QA
3 10 (2.15%) PMO
4 9 (1.93%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.29%) SNOMED CT
6 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.64%) SLA
8 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.21%) FATCA
9 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 47 (10.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.43%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (1.29%) SCCM
2 4 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.43%) MaaS360
5 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.21%) Nessus
5 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.58%) Citrix
2 26 (5.58%) Oracle
3 22 (4.72%) SAP
4 16 (3.43%) ServiceNow
5 14 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.79%) Ivanti
7 12 (2.58%) Tableau
8 9 (1.93%) Apiary
9 8 (1.72%) EMC
10 7 (1.50%) Capita
10 7 (1.50%) Cisco
10 7 (1.50%) VMware
11 6 (1.29%) Xamarin
12 5 (1.07%) IBM
12 5 (1.07%) iManage
12 5 (1.07%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (0.86%) Lotus
13 4 (0.86%) Workday
13 4 (0.86%) Wyse