Period
to 17 August 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 305 480 487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.74% 14.66% 16.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.39% 15.44% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 271 295
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £173 £165 £140
90th Percentile £475 £488 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 30
Manchester median hourly rate £14.00 £15.13 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.44% +12.04% +3.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.57 £11.75
90th Percentile £18.25 £31.50 £41.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +14.29%

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 2,677 3,108 2,719
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.26% 94.90% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,744 1,964 1,649
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £216
90th Percentile £588 £575 £548
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 124 101
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £20.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.93% +22.73% +13.79%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £29.53 £41.40 £45.00
North West median hourly rate £17.75 £18.79 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.53% -6.05% +11.11%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 -7 9 £438 +9.38% 7
Bolton -9 8 £400 +10.34% 6
Altrincham - 5 £413 - 4
Stockport +10 4 £230 -33.09% 6
Wigan -3 4 £289 +20.31% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 2 - -
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 62 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (17.05%) Finance
3 45 (14.75%) Windows
4 42 (13.77%) SQL
5 40 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (10.49%) Analytics
8 30 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (9.51%) Microsoft
10 27 (8.85%) Business Analysis
11 25 (8.20%) Legal
12 23 (7.54%) Microsoft Excel
13 21 (6.89%) Migration
13 21 (6.89%) Service Management
13 21 (6.89%) Active Directory
14 20 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (6.56%) ITIL
14 20 (6.56%) GAP Analysis
14 20 (6.56%) User Stories
15 19 (6.23%) Management Information System
15 19 (6.23%) Banking
15 19 (6.23%) Citrix
16 18 (5.90%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (5.90%) Decision-Making
17 17 (5.57%) Security Cleared
17 17 (5.57%) Windows 7
17 17 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
18 14 (4.59%) Retail
18 14 (4.59%) Information Security
18 14 (4.59%) Blackberry

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 7 (2.30%) SAS
2 4 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (1.31%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (0.98%) Confluence
3 3 (0.98%) NetWeaver
3 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.66%) CMS
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (7.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.28%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Eikon
2 3 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.98%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.66%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.26%) Office 365
2 8 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.30%) Google Analytics
3 7 (2.30%) Power Platform
4 3 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (0.98%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (0.66%) G Suite
5 2 (0.66%) Slack
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.33%) Smartsheet
6 1 (0.33%) Taleo
6 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.31%) DNS
2 3 (0.98%) HTTP
2 3 (0.98%) HTTPS
2 3 (0.98%) Internet
2 3 (0.98%) SMS
2 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.98%) VoIP
3 2 (0.66%) DHCP
3 2 (0.66%) Firewall
3 2 (0.66%) PPP
4 1 (0.33%) FTP
4 1 (0.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.33%) Network Security
4 1 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.33%) SAN
4 1 (0.33%) Skype
4 1 (0.33%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.33%) WebEx
4 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.30%) Power BI
3 5 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.98%) OLAP
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.98%) SAP BW
4 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.33%) MS Access
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 12 (3.93%) JIRA
2 8 (2.62%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.31%) JMeter
3 4 (1.31%) Selenium
4 3 (0.98%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.98%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.66%) Katalon Studio
5 2 (0.66%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.66%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 2 (0.66%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.33%) Gatling
6 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (17.05%) Finance
2 25 (8.20%) Legal
3 19 (6.23%) Banking
4 14 (4.59%) Retail
5 10 (3.28%) Advertising
5 10 (3.28%) Law
6 6 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.31%) Front Office
7 4 (1.31%) Marketing
7 4 (1.31%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.98%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Ukrainian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.64%) Web Services
2 4 (1.31%) Gherkin
3 3 (0.98%) .NET
3 3 (0.98%) XML
4 2 (0.66%) Classic ASP
4 2 (0.66%) Nightwatchjs
4 2 (0.66%) RESTful
5 1 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.33%) ADO
5 1 (0.33%) CakePHP
5 1 (0.33%) CSS
5 1 (0.33%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) JMS
5 1 (0.33%) JSON
5 1 (0.33%) Kafka
5 1 (0.33%) LAMP
5 1 (0.33%) Middleware
5 1 (0.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.23%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.59%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.93%) User Experience
5 6 (1.97%) NHS
5 6 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.31%) Equities
7 4 (1.31%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.31%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.31%) Life Science
7 4 (1.31%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.98%) CMDB
8 3 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.98%) Derivative
8 3 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.98%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (14.75%) Windows
2 17 (5.57%) Windows 7
3 13 (4.26%) Linux
4 12 (3.93%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.97%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.64%) Unix
7 3 (0.98%) Android
7 3 (0.98%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.98%) CentOS
7 3 (0.98%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.98%) zOS
8 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.33%) OS/2
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (10.49%) Analytics
4 30 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (8.85%) Business Analysis
6 21 (6.89%) Migration
6 21 (6.89%) Service Management
7 20 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (6.56%) GAP Analysis
7 20 (6.56%) ITIL
7 20 (6.56%) User Stories
8 18 (5.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (5.90%) Decision-Making
9 14 (4.59%) Information Security
10 13 (4.26%) Use Case
10 13 (4.26%) Validation
11 12 (3.93%) BDD
12 11 (3.61%) ERP
12 11 (3.61%) TDD
12 11 (3.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.77%) SQL
2 7 (2.30%) Java
2 7 (2.30%) Python
3 4 (1.31%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.31%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.98%) ActionScript
4 3 (0.98%) ActionScript 2.0
4 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.98%) JCL
4 3 (0.98%) Scala
5 2 (0.66%) PHP
5 2 (0.66%) R
5 2 (0.66%) VB
5 2 (0.66%) VBA
6 1 (0.33%) C
6 1 (0.33%) Groovy
6 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (5.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.95%) Degree
2 9 (2.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.98%) ISEB
5 2 (0.66%) CISA
5 2 (0.66%) CISM
5 2 (0.66%) CISSP
5 2 (0.66%) CRISC
5 2 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.66%) MOS
6 1 (0.33%) ACCA
6 1 (0.33%) CBAP
6 1 (0.33%) CCNA
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.33%) IIBA
6 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.93%) QA
2 8 (2.62%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.31%) EMIR
3 4 (1.31%) GDPR
3 4 (1.31%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.31%) PMO
3 4 (1.31%) SLA
4 2 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.66%) MiFID
5 1 (0.33%) NIST
System Software
1 21 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.98%) Docker
3 3 (0.98%) Snort
4 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.31%) Puppet
1 4 (1.31%) SCCM
2 3 (0.98%) Ansible
2 3 (0.98%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.98%) Rsyslog
3 2 (0.66%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 29 (9.51%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.23%) Citrix
3 13 (4.26%) Oracle
4 10 (3.28%) Google
5 8 (2.62%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.30%) Apple
7 6 (1.97%) iManage
7 6 (1.97%) SAP
7 6 (1.97%) Tableau
8 5 (1.64%) HP
8 5 (1.64%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.31%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.31%) Cisco
9 4 (1.31%) CQG
9 4 (1.31%) FactSet
9 4 (1.31%) Fidessa
9 4 (1.31%) IBM
9 4 (1.31%) Reuters
10 3 (0.98%) Guidewire
10 3 (0.98%) IBM Sterling