Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 467 479 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.70% 16.42% 17.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.45% 17.34% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 293 357
Manchester median daily rate £365 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £156 £129 £172
90th Percentile £479 £488 £488
North West median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 39
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £12.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.01% -2.04%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £31.32 £41.00 £23.50
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £14.34
% change year-on-year +5.08% +2.86% -4.40%

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 3,022 2,763 3,468
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 94.69% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,886 1,689 2,110
Manchester median daily rate £400 £390 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £232 £225 £237
90th Percentile £568 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 107 84
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.26% +5.08% -1.67%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.00 £9.65
90th Percentile £38.75 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.33 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.71% +11.76% -8.68%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +5 40 £430 +1.18% 5
Bolton +1 16 £355 +9.23% 3
Wigan +2 8 £240 +71.43% 3
Stockport +5 6 £338 +28.57% 5
Altrincham +1 1 - - 2
Oldham -4 1 - - 1
Rochdale - 1 - - 1
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 70 (14.99%) Microsoft
2 64 (13.70%) ITIL
2 64 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
3 62 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (12.85%) Windows
5 57 (12.21%) Finance
6 55 (11.78%) Business Analysis
7 54 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
9 43 (9.21%) Active Directory
10 37 (7.92%) Legal
11 36 (7.71%) Workflow
12 34 (7.28%) SQL
13 32 (6.85%) Law
13 32 (6.85%) Degree
14 31 (6.64%) Management Information System
15 30 (6.42%) SAP
15 30 (6.42%) CRM
16 29 (6.21%) Citrix
17 27 (5.78%) Unix
17 27 (5.78%) Banking
17 27 (5.78%) Retail
17 27 (5.78%) Scrum
17 27 (5.78%) Service Management
17 27 (5.78%) Change Management
18 26 (5.57%) Case Management
19 25 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
19 25 (5.35%) E-Commerce
20 24 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
21 23 (4.93%) ServiceNow

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 (2.78%) NetWeaver
2 11 (2.36%) Confluence
3 8 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.64%) Drupal
5 3 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (0.64%) IIS
5 3 (0.64%) SAS
5 3 (0.64%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.43%) CMS
6 2 (0.43%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.64%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.43%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.43%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.21%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.14%) Office 365
1 10 (2.14%) SaaS
2 5 (1.07%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.86%) BrowserStack
3 4 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (0.86%) Google Tag Manager
3 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.64%) GitHub
4 3 (0.64%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.21%) FinancialForce
5 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.50%) Internet
2 15 (3.21%) Firewall
2 15 (3.21%) SMS
3 13 (2.78%) Intranet
4 6 (1.28%) HTTPS
4 6 (1.28%) Skype
5 5 (1.07%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.86%) HTTP
6 4 (0.86%) LAN
7 3 (0.64%) DNS
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.43%) PBX
8 2 (0.43%) SMTP
8 2 (0.43%) SNMP
8 2 (0.43%) VoIP
8 2 (0.43%) WAN
8 2 (0.43%) Wireless
9 1 (0.21%) LLU
9 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.78%) SAP BW
2 12 (2.57%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.14%) MySQL
4 10 (2.14%) Power BI
5 7 (1.50%) DB2
5 7 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.07%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (1.07%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.43%) Big Data
8 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.43%) HBase
8 2 (0.43%) MS Access
8 2 (0.43%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 17 (3.64%) JIRA
1 17 (3.64%) Selenium
2 9 (1.93%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.93%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.71%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.07%) SpecFlow
5 4 (0.86%) NUnit
6 3 (0.64%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.64%) Hudson
6 3 (0.64%) JMeter
6 3 (0.64%) LSMW
7 2 (0.43%) Appium
7 2 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.43%) Katalon Studio
7 2 (0.43%) Protractor
7 2 (0.43%) PyUnit
7 2 (0.43%) Ranorex
7 2 (0.43%) Robot Framework
7 2 (0.43%) TestRail
General
1 57 (12.21%) Finance
2 37 (7.92%) Legal
3 32 (6.85%) Law
4 27 (5.78%) Banking
4 27 (5.78%) Retail
5 10 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.50%) Automotive
6 7 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.28%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.64%) Games
8 3 (0.64%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.64%) Marketing
9 1 (0.21%) Advertising
9 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.14%) Web Dynpro
2 9 (1.93%) Swagger
3 8 (1.71%) SAPUI5
4 7 (1.50%) Middleware
5 6 (1.28%) .NET
5 6 (1.28%) ISPF
5 6 (1.28%) RAML
6 3 (0.64%) jQuery
6 3 (0.64%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (0.64%) Spring
6 3 (0.64%) Spring Boot
6 3 (0.64%) Web Services
6 3 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.43%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.43%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.43%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.21%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.21%) React
8 1 (0.21%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.64%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.21%) NHS
4 11 (2.36%) Blackberry
5 9 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.93%) User Experience
6 8 (1.71%) Life Science
7 7 (1.50%) CCTV
7 7 (1.50%) CMDB
7 7 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.50%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.28%) iPhone
9 4 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.64%) iPad
10 3 (0.64%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.43%) Clustering
11 2 (0.43%) Fintech
12 1 (0.21%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 60 (12.85%) Windows
2 27 (5.78%) Unix
3 13 (2.78%) Windows 10
4 12 (2.57%) zOS
5 11 (2.36%) Linux
6 10 (2.14%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.50%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.86%) Android
9 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.64%) AIX
10 3 (0.64%) Solaris
11 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (13.70%) ITIL
1 64 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
2 62 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (11.78%) Business Analysis
4 54 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (7.71%) Workflow
6 30 (6.42%) CRM
7 27 (5.78%) Change Management
7 27 (5.78%) Scrum
7 27 (5.78%) Service Management
8 26 (5.57%) Case Management
9 25 (5.35%) E-Commerce
10 22 (4.71%) Data Modelling
10 22 (4.71%) Project Management
11 21 (4.50%) Service Delivery
12 19 (4.07%) Test Automation
13 18 (3.85%) Information Security
13 18 (3.85%) Migration
13 18 (3.85%) User Stories
13 18 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.28%) SQL
2 18 (3.85%) C#
3 14 (3.00%) Shell Script
4 13 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.57%) JCL
6 11 (2.36%) ABAP
7 7 (1.50%) Java
8 6 (1.28%) ActionScript
8 6 (1.28%) ActionScript 2.0
9 3 (0.64%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.64%) Python
9 3 (0.64%) VBA
10 2 (0.43%) Jython
10 2 (0.43%) Perl
11 1 (0.21%) C
11 1 (0.21%) VB
11 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (6.85%) Degree
2 13 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.93%) CISSP
3 9 (1.93%) ISEB
4 8 (1.71%) CISA
4 8 (1.71%) CISM
5 7 (1.50%) GIAC
6 5 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.86%) CCNA
7 4 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.64%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.43%) CCNP
9 2 (0.43%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.43%) MCP
9 2 (0.43%) MCSE
9 2 (0.43%) MCTS
9 2 (0.43%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.28%) GDPR
2 16 (3.43%) QA
3 9 (1.93%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.93%) PMO
4 7 (1.50%) SNOMED CT
5 5 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.07%) SLA
6 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) FATCA
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (1.28%) Time Sharing Option
5 4 (0.86%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.93%) SCCM
2 4 (0.86%) Grafana
2 4 (0.86%) Prometheus
2 4 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (0.86%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.21%) Cacti
4 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.21%) MaaS360
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.21%) Nessus
Vendors
1 70 (14.99%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.42%) SAP
3 29 (6.21%) Citrix
4 23 (4.93%) ServiceNow
5 21 (4.50%) Remedy
6 19 (4.07%) Oracle
7 12 (2.57%) IBM
7 12 (2.57%) Ivanti
8 11 (2.36%) VMware
9 10 (2.14%) BMC
10 9 (1.93%) Apiary
10 9 (1.93%) CA
11 8 (1.71%) EMC
12 7 (1.50%) Cisco
12 7 (1.50%) IBM Sterling
12 7 (1.50%) Tableau
13 6 (1.28%) OpenText
14 5 (1.07%) Google
14 5 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
15 4 (0.86%) Capita