Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 415 466 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.28% 15.76% 15.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.03% 16.65% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 292 326
Manchester median daily rate £350 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +6.23% +8.62%
10th Percentile £122 £128 £163
90th Percentile £475 £488 £488
North West median daily rate £360 £371 £350
% change year-on-year -3.03% +6.07% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 30 38
Manchester median hourly rate £15.41 £15.00 £12.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +15.47% -13.40%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £28.00 £41.00 £23.88
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £17.43 £14.00
% change year-on-year -5.34% +24.50% -19.22%

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 2,957 2,798 3,391
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.65% 94.65% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,869 1,762 2,155
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £230 £239
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 120 85
Manchester median hourly rate £19.09 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.24% -6.04%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.34 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.10 £39.00
North West median hourly rate £19.03 £19.00 £16.36
% change year-on-year +0.16% +16.15% -20.21%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 0 36 £193 -53.33%
Bolton 0 15 £318 -2.31% 2
Stockport +4 3 £350 +33.33% 6
Wigan +1 2 £450 +221.43% 2
Altrincham +1 2 - - 1
Rochdale -1 2 - - 3
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 71 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (16.63%) Windows
3 60 (14.46%) ITIL
4 59 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (13.73%) Microsoft
6 51 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (11.08%) Finance
7 46 (11.08%) Active Directory
8 39 (9.40%) Business Analysis
9 38 (9.16%) SQL
10 37 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
11 31 (7.47%) E-Commerce
12 29 (6.99%) Microsoft Office
13 28 (6.75%) Remedy
14 26 (6.27%) Service Management
14 26 (6.27%) Banking
14 26 (6.27%) Office 365
15 25 (6.02%) Unix
16 24 (5.78%) SAP
16 24 (5.78%) Test Scripting
17 23 (5.54%) Test Automation
17 23 (5.54%) Internet
18 22 (5.30%) Service Delivery
18 22 (5.30%) ServiceNow
19 21 (5.06%) User Stories
19 21 (5.06%) Change Management
19 21 (5.06%) Retail
20 20 (4.82%) Citrix
20 20 (4.82%) Oracle
20 20 (4.82%) CRM

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 13 (3.13%) NetWeaver
2 11 (2.65%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.45%) IIS
4 3 (0.72%) Drupal
4 3 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.48%) Apache
5 2 (0.48%) CMS
5 2 (0.48%) Confluence
5 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.24%) SAS
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (6.99%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.72%) ResourceLink
2 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.48%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.24%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.24%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.27%) Office 365
2 8 (1.93%) SaaS
3 4 (0.96%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.96%) Google Tag Manager
3 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.72%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.48%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.24%) FinancialForce
6 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.54%) Internet
2 19 (4.58%) Intranet
3 12 (2.89%) Firewall
4 10 (2.41%) LAN
4 10 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.17%) SMS
6 8 (1.93%) WAN
7 6 (1.45%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.96%) HTTP
9 3 (0.72%) DNS
9 3 (0.72%) Network Security
9 3 (0.72%) Wireless
10 2 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.48%) DHCP
10 2 (0.48%) MPLS
10 2 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.48%) SNMP
10 2 (0.48%) VoIP
10 2 (0.48%) VPN
10 2 (0.48%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.13%) SAP BW
1 13 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.93%) Power BI
2 8 (1.93%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.45%) DB2
4 6 (1.45%) MySQL
4 6 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.20%) Ingres
6 3 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.72%) MS Access
6 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.48%) Big Data
7 2 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (3.86%) Selenium
2 11 (2.65%) JIRA
3 8 (1.93%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.45%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.72%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.72%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.48%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.48%) Appium
6 2 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.48%) Katalon Studio
6 2 (0.48%) MSI
6 2 (0.48%) NUnit
6 2 (0.48%) Protractor
6 2 (0.48%) Ranorex
6 2 (0.48%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.48%) TestRail
7 1 (0.24%) JMeter
7 1 (0.24%) LSMW
7 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 46 (11.08%) Finance
2 26 (6.27%) Banking
3 21 (5.06%) Retail
4 9 (2.17%) Legal
5 8 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.69%) Law
7 6 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.96%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.72%) Automotive
9 3 (0.72%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.41%) Web Dynpro
2 8 (1.93%) .NET
2 8 (1.93%) SAPUI5
3 7 (1.69%) ISPF
4 4 (0.96%) Middleware
5 3 (0.72%) Node.js
5 3 (0.72%) React
6 2 (0.48%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.48%) JSP
6 2 (0.48%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.48%) SOAP
6 2 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.24%) CGI
7 1 (0.24%) COM
7 1 (0.24%) EDI
7 1 (0.24%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.24%) SAP TM
7 1 (0.24%) Web Services
7 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.34%) NHS
3 13 (3.13%) User Experience
4 12 (2.89%) CCTV
5 10 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.69%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.20%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.20%) EPoS
7 5 (1.20%) iPhone
7 5 (1.20%) Life Science
8 4 (0.96%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.72%) CMDB
9 3 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.48%) Clustering
10 2 (0.48%) Fintech
10 2 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.48%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 69 (16.63%) Windows
2 25 (6.02%) Unix
3 18 (4.34%) Windows 10
4 14 (3.37%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.13%) zOS
6 12 (2.89%) Linux
7 9 (2.17%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.96%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.72%) AIX
10 3 (0.72%) Solaris
10 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.48%) Android
11 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (14.46%) ITIL
3 59 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
4 51 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (9.40%) Business Analysis
6 31 (7.47%) E-Commerce
7 26 (6.27%) Service Management
8 24 (5.78%) Test Scripting
9 23 (5.54%) Test Automation
10 22 (5.30%) Service Delivery
11 21 (5.06%) Change Management
11 21 (5.06%) User Stories
12 20 (4.82%) CRM
13 19 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
13 19 (4.58%) Web Filtering
14 17 (4.10%) Migration
15 15 (3.61%) Scrum
16 14 (3.37%) Analytics
16 14 (3.37%) Use Case
16 14 (3.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.16%) SQL
2 19 (4.58%) C#
3 15 (3.61%) JavaScript
3 15 (3.61%) Shell Script
4 13 (3.13%) JCL
5 11 (2.65%) ABAP
6 8 (1.93%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.45%) ActionScript
7 6 (1.45%) ActionScript 2.0
8 5 (1.20%) PHP
9 3 (0.72%) Java
9 3 (0.72%) VBA
10 2 (0.48%) Python
11 1 (0.24%) Jython
11 1 (0.24%) Perl
11 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.24%) VB
11 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (4.82%) Degree
2 13 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.89%) ISEB
4 9 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (1.69%) CCNA
5 7 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.45%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.48%) CCNP
9 2 (0.48%) CISSP
9 2 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.48%) MCITP
9 2 (0.48%) MCP
9 2 (0.48%) MCSE
9 2 (0.48%) MCTS
10 1 (0.24%) Analytics IQ
10 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.37%) SLA
2 12 (2.89%) QA
3 9 (2.17%) PMO
4 5 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.96%) GDPR
6 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.24%) FATCA
7 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 46 (11.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 7 (1.69%) Time Sharing Option
3 7 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.72%) XenApp
5 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (2.89%) SCCM
2 4 (0.96%) Grafana
2 4 (0.96%) OpenView
2 4 (0.96%) OVSD
2 4 (0.96%) Prometheus
2 4 (0.96%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.48%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.48%) ThinApp
5 1 (0.24%) Cacti
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.24%) Nessus
Vendors
1 57 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.75%) Remedy
3 24 (5.78%) SAP
4 22 (5.30%) ServiceNow
5 20 (4.82%) Citrix
5 20 (4.82%) Oracle
6 15 (3.61%) Cisco
7 11 (2.65%) IBM
8 10 (2.41%) BMC
8 10 (2.41%) HP
9 9 (2.17%) VMware
10 7 (1.69%) CA
10 7 (1.69%) IBM Sterling
10 7 (1.69%) Ivanti
11 6 (1.45%) OpenText
12 4 (0.96%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.96%) Google
12 4 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.96%) Tableau
13 3 (0.72%) Meraki