Period
to 22 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 441 417 734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.71% 14.94% 19.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.48% 15.75% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 246 398
Manchester median daily rate £375 £341 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.13% -2.71% +10.67%
10th Percentile £136 £116 £206
90th Percentile £489 £438 £466
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 26
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.45% -3.13% +18.52%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £11.44
90th Percentile £45.50 £23.00 £31.00
North West median hourly rate £21.51 £16.09 £15.00
% change year-on-year +33.69% +7.27% -

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 2,849 2,648 3,538
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 94.88% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,835 1,644 2,025
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £243 £212 £220
90th Percentile £575 £545 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 65 87
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.45% -8.82% +22.57%
10th Percentile £11.93 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.52
% change year-on-year -12.50% -11.19% +28.69%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 +18 38 £396 -0.94% 3
Bolton +2 18 £375 +8.70% 2
Wigan - 7 £240 -
Oldham 0 5 £400 -
Stockport -12 3 £356 +35.71% 4
Rochdale - 3 £425 -
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 87 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (17.69%) Finance
3 66 (14.97%) SQL
4 54 (12.24%) ITIL
5 53 (12.02%) Microsoft
5 53 (12.02%) Business Analysis
6 52 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (11.11%) Management Information System
8 48 (10.88%) Windows
9 41 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
10 40 (9.07%) Data Analysis
11 39 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
11 39 (8.84%) Active Directory
12 32 (7.26%) Law
13 31 (7.03%) Legal
14 30 (6.80%) Project Management
15 29 (6.58%) Service Management
16 28 (6.35%) Self-Motivation
17 27 (6.12%) Banking
17 27 (6.12%) Data Protection
18 26 (5.90%) Retail
19 25 (5.67%) SAP
19 25 (5.67%) Oracle
19 25 (5.67%) Windows 7
19 25 (5.67%) GDPR
20 24 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
20 24 (5.44%) E-Commerce
20 24 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
20 24 (5.44%) Information Security
21 23 (5.22%) ITIL Certification

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 8 (1.81%) CMS
2 7 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (1.36%) Confluence
4 4 (0.91%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.68%) SAS
6 2 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.45%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.23%) IIS
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 39 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.91%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 3 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.68%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.45%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.45%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.45%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.45%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.23%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.23%) Magento
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.23%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.59%) Office 365
2 4 (0.91%) SaaS
3 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.45%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.23%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.23%) Slack
5 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.31%) Firewall
2 16 (3.63%) SMS
3 15 (3.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (1.81%) Skype
5 5 (1.13%) DNS
5 5 (1.13%) LAN
5 5 (1.13%) WAN
6 4 (0.91%) FTP
6 4 (0.91%) Internet
6 4 (0.91%) Intranet
6 4 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.68%) Broadband
7 3 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.68%) Network Security
8 2 (0.45%) Extranet
8 2 (0.45%) HTTP
8 2 (0.45%) SMTP
8 2 (0.45%) SNMP
8 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.40%) Power BI
3 12 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.13%) DB2
4 5 (1.13%) MySQL
5 4 (0.91%) SAP BW
5 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.45%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.45%) Endeca
6 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.45%) GIS
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.45%) QlikView
7 1 (0.23%) DTS
7 1 (0.23%) Essbase
7 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (2.72%) JIRA
2 5 (1.13%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.45%) Selenium
4 2 (0.45%) SilkTest
4 2 (0.45%) Subversion
5 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.23%) ERwin
5 1 (0.23%) NUnit
5 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 78 (17.69%) Finance
2 32 (7.26%) Law
3 31 (7.03%) Legal
4 27 (6.12%) Banking
5 26 (5.90%) Retail
6 13 (2.95%) Publishing
7 8 (1.81%) Spanish Language
8 6 (1.36%) Billing
8 6 (1.36%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.91%) Games
10 3 (0.68%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Automotive
11 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.27%) .NET
2 6 (1.36%) Node.js
3 5 (1.13%) RAML
3 5 (1.13%) Swagger
4 4 (0.91%) JSON
5 3 (0.68%) Middleware
5 3 (0.68%) Web Services
6 2 (0.45%) CSS
6 2 (0.45%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (0.45%) J2EE
6 2 (0.45%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.45%) SAP PI
6 2 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.45%) XML
7 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.23%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.23%) HTML
7 1 (0.23%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.23%) RESTful
7 1 (0.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 41 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.35%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (3.63%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.49%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.49%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.81%) NHS
7 7 (1.59%) iPhone
8 5 (1.13%) BYOD
8 5 (1.13%) User Experience
9 4 (0.91%) CESG
9 4 (0.91%) Cyberattack
9 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.91%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.68%) CMDB
10 3 (0.68%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.68%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.68%) Kindle
11 1 (0.23%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.23%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (10.88%) Windows
2 25 (5.67%) Windows 7
3 18 (4.08%) Android
4 14 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.95%) Unix
6 5 (1.13%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.68%) Linux
8 2 (0.45%) AIX
8 2 (0.45%) Solaris
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (12.24%) ITIL
3 53 (12.02%) Business Analysis
4 52 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (9.07%) Data Analysis
6 30 (6.80%) Project Management
7 29 (6.58%) Service Management
8 27 (6.12%) Data Protection
9 24 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (5.44%) E-Commerce
9 24 (5.44%) Information Security
9 24 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (5.22%) Threat Intelligence
11 22 (4.99%) Scrum
11 22 (4.99%) Security Monitoring
11 22 (4.99%) Workflow
12 21 (4.76%) Data Management
12 21 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (4.54%) Waterfall
14 18 (4.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 66 (14.97%) SQL
2 8 (1.81%) Java
3 7 (1.59%) C
4 6 (1.36%) VBA
5 5 (1.13%) C#
5 5 (1.13%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.91%) COBOL
6 4 (0.91%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.91%) Python
7 2 (0.45%) C++
7 2 (0.45%) Jython
7 2 (0.45%) Perl
7 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.45%) VB
7 2 (0.45%) VBScript
8 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
2 19 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.17%) MCP
4 13 (2.95%) Degree
5 12 (2.72%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.04%) CISSP
7 8 (1.81%) GIAC
8 5 (1.13%) CISA
8 5 (1.13%) CISM
8 5 (1.13%) ISEB
8 5 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.91%) GCED
9 4 (0.91%) GCFA
9 4 (0.91%) GCIA
9 4 (0.91%) GCIH
9 4 (0.91%) GREM
9 4 (0.91%) GSEC
9 4 (0.91%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.68%) MOS
11 2 (0.45%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.67%) GDPR
2 16 (3.63%) QA
3 13 (2.95%) PMO
4 8 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.81%) SLA
5 4 (0.91%) CESG Infosec
5 4 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.45%) SNOMED CT
8 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.23%) EMIR
8 1 (0.23%) MiFID
8 1 (0.23%) P3O
System Software
1 39 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.45%) Terminal Server
2 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.91%) IBM BigFix
2 3 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.23%) MaaS360
4 1 (0.23%) Nagios
4 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.67%) Oracle
2 25 (5.67%) SAP
3 18 (4.08%) Tableau
4 14 (3.17%) Citrix
5 13 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.49%) Ivanti
7 9 (2.04%) PeopleSoft
8 7 (1.59%) Capita
8 7 (1.59%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.36%) IBM
9 6 (1.36%) Intapp
9 6 (1.36%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.13%) Apiary
11 4 (0.91%) Cisco
11 4 (0.91%) Cognos
11 4 (0.91%) iManage
11 4 (0.91%) Sage
11 4 (0.91%) Workday
12 3 (0.68%) MicroStrategy