Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 5 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 423 422 780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.10% 13.54% 20.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.75% 14.36% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 256 464
Manchester median daily rate £375 £346 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.30% -0.36% +15.83%
10th Percentile £135 £131 £202
90th Percentile £488 £475 £450
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 13 23
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -17.14% +34.62%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.82 £12.35
90th Percentile £30.61 £23.80 £31.40
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +24.50% -17.65% +21.43%

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 2,686 2,938 3,650
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 94.29% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,737 1,874 2,071
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +9.49%
10th Percentile £225 £230 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 60 138
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.20% -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £11.27 £10.50 £11.09
90th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.40
% change year-on-year - -18.22% +29.70%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +12 36 £453 +13.13% 2
Bolton +5 16 £294 -14.05% 5
Altrincham 0 4 £275 -15.38% 2
Wigan -1 3 £140 -41.67% 5
Cheadle - 3 £250 - 2
Oldham 0 2 £375 - 1
Stockport -10 2 £250 -9.09% 8
Rochdale - 2 - - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £100 -
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Manchester region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 81 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (18.91%) Finance
3 59 (13.95%) ITIL
4 58 (13.71%) SQL
5 53 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 51 (12.06%) Microsoft
7 46 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
8 43 (10.17%) SAP
9 41 (9.69%) Management Information System
10 40 (9.46%) Security Monitoring
11 39 (9.22%) Banking
11 39 (9.22%) Data Analysis
11 39 (9.22%) Business Analysis
12 38 (8.98%) Windows
13 37 (8.75%) Active Directory
14 36 (8.51%) Threat Intelligence
15 31 (7.33%) Security Operations
15 31 (7.33%) Retail
16 29 (6.86%) Microsoft Excel
17 28 (6.62%) Service Management
18 27 (6.38%) Data Protection
19 26 (6.15%) Information Security
20 24 (5.67%) Firewall
20 24 (5.67%) ITIL Certification
20 24 (5.67%) Project Management
21 23 (5.44%) Oracle
21 23 (5.44%) Migration
21 23 (5.44%) User Stories
21 23 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
22 22 (5.20%) SIEM

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 11 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.13%) NetWeaver
3 8 (1.89%) CMS
4 6 (1.42%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.95%) SAS
6 2 (0.47%) Confluence
6 2 (0.47%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.47%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.47%) IIS
6 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.24%) Apache
7 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.24%) JBoss
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (6.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (2.84%) SAP CO
1 12 (2.84%) SAP FI
1 12 (2.84%) SAP FI/CO
2 11 (2.60%) SAP ERP
3 8 (1.89%) SAP SRM
4 7 (1.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.95%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 4 (0.95%) SAP FI-AP
7 3 (0.71%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.47%) Magento
8 2 (0.47%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.24%) CA PPM
9 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.24%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.42%) Office 365
2 4 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.47%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.47%) Slack
4 2 (0.47%) Trello
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.67%) Firewall
2 15 (3.55%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (2.60%) SMS
4 10 (2.36%) DNS
5 6 (1.42%) LAN
5 6 (1.42%) WAN
6 5 (1.18%) Extranet
6 5 (1.18%) Internet
7 4 (0.95%) FTP
7 4 (0.95%) Intranet
7 4 (0.95%) VoIP
8 3 (0.71%) DHCP
8 3 (0.71%) ISDN
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.47%) Network Security
9 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.24%) Skype
10 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
1 18 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.60%) SAP BW
3 8 (1.89%) DB2
4 5 (1.18%) Power BI
5 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.71%) Big Data
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.24%) DataStage
8 1 (0.24%) Essbase
8 1 (0.24%) GIS
8 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.24%) OLAP
8 1 (0.24%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (2.13%) JIRA
2 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.24%) Moq
3 1 (0.24%) Selenium
3 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.24%) Subversion
3 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.24%) Toad
3 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (18.91%) Finance
2 39 (9.22%) Banking
3 31 (7.33%) Retail
4 17 (4.02%) Law
5 13 (3.07%) Publishing
6 12 (2.84%) Legal
7 8 (1.89%) General Ledger
7 8 (1.89%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.18%) Billing
9 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.71%) Automotive
10 3 (0.71%) Marketing
10 3 (0.71%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.07%) .NET
2 6 (1.42%) SAP Basis
3 5 (1.18%) Node.js
4 4 (0.95%) JSON
5 3 (0.71%) CSS
5 3 (0.71%) SAP XI
5 3 (0.71%) Web Services
6 2 (0.47%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.47%) Middleware
6 2 (0.47%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.24%) HTML
7 1 (0.24%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.24%) J2EE
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.24%) RESTful
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.24%) WPF
7 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (9.69%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.07%) NHS
4 12 (2.84%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.65%) Data Structures
5 7 (1.65%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.42%) CESG
6 6 (1.42%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (1.18%) BYOD
7 5 (1.18%) iPhone
8 4 (0.95%) Cyberattack
8 4 (0.95%) Life Science
8 4 (0.95%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.95%) User Experience
9 3 (0.71%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.71%) iPad
9 3 (0.71%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.47%) Clustering
10 2 (0.47%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.47%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.98%) Windows
2 22 (5.20%) Windows 7
3 10 (2.36%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.13%) Unix
5 8 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.42%) Android
7 5 (1.18%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.71%) Linux
8 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.47%) Solaris
9 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) AIX
10 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (13.95%) ITIL
3 53 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (9.46%) Security Monitoring
5 39 (9.22%) Business Analysis
5 39 (9.22%) Data Analysis
6 36 (8.51%) Threat Intelligence
7 31 (7.33%) Security Operations
8 28 (6.62%) Service Management
9 27 (6.38%) Data Protection
10 26 (6.15%) Information Security
11 24 (5.67%) Project Management
12 23 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
12 23 (5.44%) Migration
12 23 (5.44%) User Stories
13 22 (5.20%) SIEM
14 21 (4.96%) Vulnerability Management
15 19 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (4.26%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 18 (4.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 58 (13.71%) SQL
2 11 (2.60%) C
3 9 (2.13%) Java
4 5 (1.18%) C#
5 4 (0.95%) COBOL
5 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.95%) Python
5 4 (0.95%) VBA
6 3 (0.71%) ABAP
7 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.47%) VB
8 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.24%) Jython
8 1 (0.24%) Perl
8 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (5.67%) ITIL Certification
2 18 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.07%) MCP
4 12 (2.84%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.60%) Degree
6 8 (1.89%) CISSP
7 7 (1.65%) ISEB
7 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.18%) GIAC
9 4 (0.95%) CISM
9 4 (0.95%) GCED
9 4 (0.95%) GCFA
9 4 (0.95%) GCIA
9 4 (0.95%) GCIH
9 4 (0.95%) GREM
9 4 (0.95%) GSEC
9 4 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.71%) CISA
10 3 (0.71%) CRISC
10 3 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.02%) SLA
2 13 (3.07%) GDPR
3 11 (2.60%) PMO
4 8 (1.89%) QA
5 4 (0.95%) CESG Infosec
5 4 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.24%) EMIR
6 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 37 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.24%) XenApp
5 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (0.95%) IBM BigFix
3 3 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.47%) SCCM
5 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 51 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 43 (10.17%) SAP
3 23 (5.44%) Oracle
4 16 (3.78%) Tableau
5 13 (3.07%) Citrix
6 10 (2.36%) VMware
7 9 (2.13%) Cognos
8 7 (1.65%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (1.42%) IBM
9 6 (1.42%) Ivanti
10 5 (1.18%) IronPort
11 4 (0.95%) Cisco
11 4 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.95%) Sage
12 3 (0.71%) Apple
12 3 (0.71%) Capita
12 3 (0.71%) McAfee
12 3 (0.71%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (0.71%) Symantec
12 3 (0.71%) Teradata