Period
to 28 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 8 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 321 378 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.57% 12.85% 14.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.41% 13.49% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 220 248
Manchester median daily rate £335 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.67% +3.45% +6.07%
10th Percentile £157 £122 £128
90th Percentile £483 £451 £488
North West median daily rate £355 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -5.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 30
Manchester median hourly rate £15.76 £16.75 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.91% -3.90% -0.40%
10th Percentile £10.73 £12.88 £12.88
90th Percentile £21.95 £29.24 £48.20
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £17.23 £21.37
% change year-on-year +0.13% -19.38% +33.56%

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 2,227 2,802 2,604
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.16% 95.27% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,437 1,810 1,668
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £213 £244 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 111 125
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £19.18 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.13% +10.01% +20.21%
10th Percentile £10.59 £12.88 £11.69
90th Percentile £33.30 £32.50 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £17.74
% change year-on-year -7.32% +15.56% -0.06%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 -3 9 £350 +180.00% 5
Altrincham +2 8 £400 +6.67% 10
Stockport +4 6 £375 +20.00% 2
Bolton 0 6 £350 -4.11% 8
Oldham - 5 £413 - 3
Rochdale 0 4 £170 -
Bury - 3 - - 2
Wigan -2 2 £220 -53.68% 3
Sale - 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 57 (17.76%) Windows
2 56 (17.45%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (16.82%) Microsoft
4 53 (16.51%) Microsoft Excel
5 47 (14.64%) SQL
5 47 (14.64%) Finance
6 35 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (10.59%) Business Analysis
8 33 (10.28%) Data Modelling
9 31 (9.66%) Data Analysis
10 29 (9.03%) Windows 10
11 27 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (8.10%) JIRA
12 26 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
12 26 (8.10%) Public Sector
13 23 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (7.17%) Test Scripting
14 22 (6.85%) ITIL
14 22 (6.85%) Data Management
15 21 (6.54%) SQL Server
15 21 (6.54%) Active Directory
15 21 (6.54%) Office 365
15 21 (6.54%) Decision-Making
16 20 (6.23%) ETL
16 20 (6.23%) Migration
17 19 (5.92%) Workshop Facilitation
17 19 (5.92%) Power Platform
18 18 (5.61%) Waterfall
19 17 (5.30%) Data Quality

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 16 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.67%) Confluence
3 8 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.25%) OnBase
4 4 (1.25%) SAS
5 2 (0.62%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.62%) IIS
5 2 (0.62%) WordPress
6 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (16.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (4.67%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.56%) Workday HCM
2 3 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.31%) Maximo
4 1 (0.31%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.31%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.54%) Office 365
2 19 (5.92%) Power Platform
3 15 (4.67%) Azure
4 6 (1.87%) AWS
5 2 (0.62%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.62%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.31%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.31%) Slack
6 1 (0.31%) Trello
6 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.93%) HTTPS
1 3 (0.93%) LAN
1 3 (0.93%) Skype
2 2 (0.62%) Firewall
2 2 (0.62%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (0.62%) VoIP
2 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.62%) Wireless
3 1 (0.31%) DHCP
3 1 (0.31%) DNS
3 1 (0.31%) HTTP
3 1 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (4.05%) Power BI
4 10 (3.12%) MySQL
5 8 (2.49%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.18%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.87%) Pentaho
8 5 (1.56%) Big Data
8 5 (1.56%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.25%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.25%) DataStage
10 3 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.93%) DB2
10 3 (0.93%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.93%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.93%) QlikView
10 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.62%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 26 (8.10%) JIRA
2 7 (2.18%) JMeter
2 7 (2.18%) Selenium
3 5 (1.56%) Zephyr
4 4 (1.25%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.25%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.31%) Balsamiq
6 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.31%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.31%) Katalon Studio
6 1 (0.31%) Postman
6 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.31%) TestCafe
6 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (14.64%) Finance
2 26 (8.10%) Public Sector
3 17 (5.30%) Legal
4 14 (4.36%) Banking
5 7 (2.18%) Law
6 5 (1.56%) Advertising
7 4 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.25%) Retail
8 3 (0.93%) Local Government
8 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.93%) Publishing
8 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.62%) Marketing
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Police
10 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.12%) Kafka
2 9 (2.80%) XML
3 8 (2.49%) Gherkin
4 6 (1.87%) JDBC
5 4 (1.25%) .NET
6 3 (0.93%) RESTful
6 3 (0.93%) SOAP
6 3 (0.93%) Web Services
7 2 (0.62%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.31%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.31%) CSS
8 1 (0.31%) HTML
8 1 (0.31%) Node.js
8 1 (0.31%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.05%) NHS
3 12 (3.74%) Smart Meter
4 10 (3.12%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.49%) iPhone
5 8 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.56%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.56%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.25%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.25%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.25%) User Experience
9 3 (0.93%) Life Science
9 3 (0.93%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.62%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.62%) Smart Energy
10 2 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.76%) Windows
2 29 (9.03%) Windows 10
3 12 (3.74%) Windows 7
4 8 (2.49%) Linux
5 5 (1.56%) Unix
5 5 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.25%) Android
7 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.93%) zOS
8 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (17.45%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (10.59%) Business Analysis
3 33 (10.28%) Data Modelling
4 31 (9.66%) Data Analysis
5 27 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (7.17%) Test Scripting
7 22 (6.85%) Data Management
7 22 (6.85%) ITIL
8 21 (6.54%) Decision-Making
9 20 (6.23%) ETL
9 20 (6.23%) Migration
10 19 (5.92%) Workshop Facilitation
11 18 (5.61%) Waterfall
12 16 (4.98%) Information Security
12 16 (4.98%) Project Management
13 15 (4.67%) Analytics
13 15 (4.67%) BPMN
13 15 (4.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 47 (14.64%) SQL
2 12 (3.74%) Java
3 11 (3.43%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.43%) VBA
4 8 (2.49%) C
5 7 (2.18%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.87%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.56%) C#
7 5 (1.56%) Python
8 4 (1.25%) C++
8 4 (1.25%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.93%) ActionScript
9 3 (0.93%) ActionScript 2.0
9 3 (0.93%) JCL
9 3 (0.93%) VB
10 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.31%) R
11 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (4.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.74%) Degree
3 8 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.18%) ISEB
4 7 (2.18%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.25%) MCP
5 4 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.62%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.62%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.62%) IIBA
7 2 (0.62%) MOS
8 1 (0.31%) ACCA
8 1 (0.31%) CIPD
8 1 (0.31%) CISA
8 1 (0.31%) CISM
8 1 (0.31%) CISSP
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.30%) Data Quality
2 15 (4.67%) QA
3 11 (3.43%) SLA
4 5 (1.56%) GDPR
4 5 (1.56%) PMO
5 3 (0.93%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.93%) TARGET2
6 1 (0.31%) EMIR
6 1 (0.31%) GMP
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.87%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.31%) Firmware
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.87%) CSIRT
2 4 (1.25%) EnCase
3 3 (0.93%) SCCM
4 2 (0.62%) FTK
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 54 (16.82%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.30%) Citrix
3 16 (4.98%) Oracle
4 9 (2.80%) SAP
5 8 (2.49%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.18%) Apple
7 6 (1.87%) Workday
8 5 (1.56%) IBM
9 4 (1.25%) Google
9 4 (1.25%) Informatica
9 4 (1.25%) Kofax
9 4 (1.25%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.25%) Pega
9 4 (1.25%) Remedy
10 3 (0.93%) BMC
10 3 (0.93%) IBM Sterling
10 3 (0.93%) Ivanti
10 3 (0.93%) OpenText
10 3 (0.93%) Symantec
10 3 (0.93%) Tableau