Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 390 423 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.18% 15.08% 13.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.93% 15.74% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 264 256
Manchester median daily rate £350 £375 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +8.30% -0.36%
10th Percentile £113 £135 £131
90th Percentile £450 £488 £475
North West median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 13
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +17.24% -17.14%
10th Percentile £12.46 £11.50 £10.82
90th Percentile £28.70 £30.61 £23.80
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +24.50% -17.65%

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 2,800 2,688 2,937
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.83% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,783 1,737 1,874
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 123 60
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% +16.20% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.27 £10.50
90th Percentile £33.15 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -18.22%

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 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -1 30 £111 -75.47% 2
Bolton -2 17 £373 +26.81% 2
Rochdale +5 4 - -
Altrincham -2 4 £375 +36.36% 3
Stockport +9 3 £325 +30.00% 5
Wigan -1 1 £475 +239.29% 2
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 80 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (17.95%) Windows
3 52 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 51 (13.08%) ITIL
5 48 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
6 46 (11.79%) Finance
7 45 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (10.51%) SQL
9 40 (10.26%) Business Analysis
10 36 (9.23%) Active Directory
11 34 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (7.69%) Banking
12 30 (7.69%) E-Commerce
13 29 (7.44%) Remedy
14 28 (7.18%) Office 365
15 27 (6.92%) User Stories
15 27 (6.92%) Test Scripting
15 27 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
16 26 (6.67%) Retail
17 25 (6.41%) SAP
17 25 (6.41%) Unix
18 24 (6.15%) Test Automation
19 22 (5.64%) Acceptance Criteria
20 21 (5.38%) Use Case
21 20 (5.13%) NHS
21 20 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
22 19 (4.87%) Intranet
22 19 (4.87%) Internet
22 19 (4.87%) Service Delivery
22 19 (4.87%) Kalman Filter

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 (2.82%) MS Exchange
1 11 (2.82%) NetWeaver
2 4 (1.03%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.77%) Confluence
3 3 (0.77%) Drupal
3 3 (0.77%) IIS
4 2 (0.51%) Apache
4 2 (0.51%) CMS
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.51%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.77%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.51%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.18%) Office 365
2 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.03%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.03%) Google Tag Manager
4 3 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.51%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.51%) SaaS
5 2 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.26%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.87%) Internet
1 19 (4.87%) Intranet
2 13 (3.33%) LAN
2 13 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.08%) WAN
4 7 (1.79%) Firewall
5 6 (1.54%) HTTPS
6 5 (1.28%) VPN
7 4 (1.03%) VoIP
8 3 (0.77%) HTTP
8 3 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.77%) Network Security
9 2 (0.51%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (0.51%) DHCP
9 2 (0.51%) DNS
9 2 (0.51%) MPLS
9 2 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.51%) Wireless
9 2 (0.51%) WLAN
10 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.08%) SAP BW
3 11 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.05%) Power BI
5 6 (1.54%) DB2
5 6 (1.54%) MySQL
5 6 (1.54%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.28%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.28%) Ingres
6 5 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.51%) Big Data
8 2 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.51%) MS Access
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (3.85%) JIRA
1 15 (3.85%) Selenium
2 6 (1.54%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.54%) SpecFlow
3 3 (0.77%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.51%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.51%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.51%) MSI
4 2 (0.51%) NUnit
4 2 (0.51%) TestRail
5 1 (0.26%) JMeter
5 1 (0.26%) Katalon Studio
5 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.26%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 46 (11.79%) Finance
2 30 (7.69%) Banking
3 26 (6.67%) Retail
4 9 (2.31%) Legal
5 8 (2.05%) Law
5 8 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.28%) Marketing
7 4 (1.03%) Billing
8 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.05%) .NET
1 8 (2.05%) ISPF
1 8 (2.05%) Web Services
2 6 (1.54%) SAPUI5
2 6 (1.54%) Web Dynpro
3 5 (1.28%) Node.js
4 4 (1.03%) J2EE
4 4 (1.03%) JSON
4 4 (1.03%) SAP Basis
4 4 (1.03%) SOAP
5 3 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.77%) Middleware
5 3 (0.77%) React
5 3 (0.77%) XML
6 2 (0.51%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.51%) CSS
6 2 (0.51%) HTML
6 2 (0.51%) JSP
7 1 (0.26%) COM
7 1 (0.26%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.13%) NHS
3 12 (3.08%) CCTV
3 12 (3.08%) User Experience
4 11 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.31%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.79%) EPoS
7 5 (1.28%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.28%) iPhone
7 5 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.03%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.03%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.77%) Clustering
9 3 (0.77%) Cyberattack
9 3 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.51%) CMDB
10 2 (0.51%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.51%) Life Science
11 1 (0.26%) Robotics
11 1 (0.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 70 (17.95%) Windows
2 25 (6.41%) Unix
3 17 (4.36%) Windows 10
4 14 (3.59%) Linux
4 14 (3.59%) zOS
5 13 (3.33%) Windows Server
6 11 (2.82%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.54%) Android
9 5 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.03%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.03%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.51%) AIX
12 2 (0.51%) Solaris
13 1 (0.26%) HPUX
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (13.08%) ITIL
3 48 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (10.26%) Business Analysis
6 30 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 27 (6.92%) Test Scripting
7 27 (6.92%) User Stories
8 24 (6.15%) Test Automation
9 22 (5.64%) Acceptance Criteria
10 21 (5.38%) Use Case
11 20 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (4.87%) Kalman Filter
12 19 (4.87%) Service Delivery
12 19 (4.87%) Web Filtering
13 18 (4.62%) Service Management
14 17 (4.36%) Change Management
15 16 (4.10%) Data Analysis
15 16 (4.10%) Migration
16 13 (3.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 41 (10.51%) SQL
2 16 (4.10%) Shell Script
3 15 (3.85%) C#
4 14 (3.59%) JCL
5 11 (2.82%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.05%) ABAP
7 7 (1.79%) PHP
8 6 (1.54%) ActionScript
8 6 (1.54%) ActionScript 2.0
9 5 (1.28%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.03%) Java
10 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.77%) VBA
12 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.26%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.26%) C
13 1 (0.26%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 16 (4.10%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 10 (2.56%) Degree
4 9 (2.31%) ISEB
5 8 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.28%) CCNA
6 5 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.26%) CCA
9 1 (0.26%) CCNP
9 1 (0.26%) CEH
9 1 (0.26%) CISM
9 1 (0.26%) CISSP
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.26%) GIAC
9 1 (0.26%) MCSE
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.26%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.59%) QA
1 14 (3.59%) SLA
2 10 (2.56%) PMO
3 7 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.54%) GDPR
5 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.26%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 36 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.05%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.77%) XenApp
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.26%) Docker
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.26%) vSphere
7 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.79%) SCCM
2 4 (1.03%) OpenView
2 4 (1.03%) OVSD
3 3 (0.77%) Grafana
3 3 (0.77%) Prometheus
3 3 (0.77%) QRadar
3 3 (0.77%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.51%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.51%) ThinApp
5 1 (0.26%) Cacti
5 1 (0.26%) Nessus
5 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 52 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.44%) Remedy
3 25 (6.41%) SAP
4 18 (4.62%) Oracle
5 15 (3.85%) Citrix
5 15 (3.85%) ServiceNow
6 13 (3.33%) IBM
7 12 (3.08%) Cisco
8 9 (2.31%) BMC
8 9 (2.31%) HP
9 8 (2.05%) CA
9 8 (2.05%) IBM Sterling
9 8 (2.05%) VMware
10 6 (1.54%) OpenText
10 6 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.28%) iManage
11 5 (1.28%) Splunk
12 4 (1.03%) Google
12 4 (1.03%) hybris
13 3 (0.77%) Ivanti