Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 457 550 735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.56% 15.71% 19.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.46% 16.64% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 317 459
Manchester median daily rate £363 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +9.23% +4.84%
10th Percentile £128 £169 £174
90th Percentile £488 £488 £450
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +3.57% +0.72% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 21
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £12.99 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.47% -23.59% +25.93%
10th Percentile £11.75 £9.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £24.13 £31.50
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year +24.50% -19.22% +19.52%

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 2777 3305 3602
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 94.37% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 2114 2085
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £230 £240 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 80 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.23 £10.28
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
% change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +6 31 £413 +3.13% 1
Bolton +1 17 £325 - 3
Stockport -3 4 £263 -12.50% 1
Altrincham -7 4 £275 -15.38% 1
Wigan +1 3 £140 -41.67% 2
Oldham -2 3 £105 -65.00%
Cheadle - 3 £250 -
Rochdale - 2 - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £100 -
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 89 (19.47%) Finance
2 78 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (15.97%) SQL
4 62 (13.57%) Microsoft
5 60 (13.13%) ITIL
6 58 (12.69%) Business Analysis
7 56 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 49 (10.72%) Windows
9 45 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
10 44 (9.63%) Banking
11 39 (8.53%) Active Directory
11 39 (8.53%) Retail
12 36 (7.88%) SAP
13 32 (7.00%) Data Analysis
14 31 (6.78%) Migration
15 29 (6.35%) Oracle
16 27 (5.91%) Security Monitoring
17 25 (5.47%) Service Management
17 25 (5.47%) Management Information System
17 25 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
18 24 (5.25%) SQL Server
19 23 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
20 22 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
21 21 (4.60%) Threat Intelligence
21 21 (4.60%) Security Operations
21 21 (4.60%) Vulnerability Management
22 20 (4.38%) Windows 7
23 19 (4.16%) Security Cleared
23 19 (4.16%) Degree
23 19 (4.16%) .NET

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 14 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.41%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.53%) NetWeaver
4 6 (1.31%) SAS
5 4 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.66%) Confluence
6 3 (0.66%) IIS
6 3 (0.66%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.44%) CICS
7 2 (0.44%) CMS
7 2 (0.44%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.63%) SAP CO
1 12 (2.63%) SAP FI
1 12 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
2 10 (2.19%) SAP ERP
3 8 (1.75%) SAP SRM
4 7 (1.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.88%) SAP FI-AP
6 3 (0.66%) SAP MDM
6 3 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.44%) Magento
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.44%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.41%) Office 365
2 4 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.44%) Slack
4 2 (0.44%) Trello
5 1 (0.22%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.22%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.50%) Firewall
2 15 (3.28%) WAN
3 14 (3.06%) DNS
3 14 (3.06%) LAN
4 12 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.63%) VoIP
5 10 (2.19%) Internet
5 10 (2.19%) VPN
6 6 (1.31%) Extranet
6 6 (1.31%) SMS
7 5 (1.09%) DHCP
8 4 (0.88%) ISDN
8 4 (0.88%) LDAP
8 4 (0.88%) Skype
9 3 (0.66%) PSTN
9 3 (0.66%) Wireless
10 2 (0.44%) HTTP
10 2 (0.44%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.19%) SAP BW
4 9 (1.97%) Power BI
5 7 (1.53%) DB2
6 6 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.09%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.44%) Big Data
10 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.44%) DataStage
10 2 (0.44%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.44%) QlikView
10 2 (0.44%) Redis
11 1 (0.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 15 (3.28%) JIRA
2 4 (0.88%) Selenium
2 4 (0.88%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.44%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.22%) Appium
4 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) Moq
4 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.22%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) Toad
4 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (19.47%) Finance
2 44 (9.63%) Banking
3 39 (8.53%) Retail
4 13 (2.84%) Legal
5 12 (2.63%) Law
6 8 (1.75%) Automotive
6 8 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.31%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.09%) Marketing
8 5 (1.09%) Publishing
9 4 (0.88%) Games
9 4 (0.88%) Local Government
10 3 (0.66%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.66%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.44%) Back Office
11 2 (0.44%) Billing
11 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.16%) .NET
2 8 (1.75%) Middleware
3 6 (1.31%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (0.88%) Node.js
4 4 (0.88%) SAP Basis
4 4 (0.88%) Web Services
5 3 (0.66%) Gherkin
5 3 (0.66%) SAP XI
6 2 (0.44%) CSS
6 2 (0.44%) HTML
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.22%) EDI
7 1 (0.22%) HTML5
7 1 (0.22%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.22%) J2EE
7 1 (0.22%) MDX
7 1 (0.22%) RESTful
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 11 (2.41%) NHS
5 9 (1.97%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.53%) iPhone
7 6 (1.31%) Cyber Attack
7 6 (1.31%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (1.31%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.31%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.09%) Life Science
9 4 (0.88%) iPad
9 4 (0.88%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.66%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.66%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.44%) FMCG
11 2 (0.44%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (10.72%) Windows
2 20 (4.38%) Windows 7
3 15 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.06%) Unix
5 12 (2.63%) Linux
6 9 (1.97%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.88%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.66%) AIX
9 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.44%) Android
10 2 (0.44%) HPUX
10 2 (0.44%) OS/390
10 2 (0.44%) Solaris
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.22%) VMS
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (13.13%) ITIL
3 58 (12.69%) Business Analysis
4 56 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (7.00%) Data Analysis
6 31 (6.78%) Migration
7 27 (5.91%) Security Monitoring
8 25 (5.47%) Service Management
9 23 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (4.60%) Security Operations
10 21 (4.60%) Threat Intelligence
10 21 (4.60%) Vulnerability Management
11 19 (4.16%) Project Management
12 18 (3.94%) Data Modelling
12 18 (3.94%) Process Improvement
12 18 (3.94%) Scrum
12 18 (3.94%) SIEM
12 18 (3.94%) Use Case
12 18 (3.94%) User Stories
13 17 (3.72%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 73 (15.97%) SQL
2 12 (2.63%) Java
3 9 (1.97%) T-SQL
4 8 (1.75%) C#
5 7 (1.53%) C
6 6 (1.31%) VBA
7 5 (1.09%) Perl
8 3 (0.66%) ABAP
9 2 (0.44%) Assembly Language
9 2 (0.44%) COBOL
9 2 (0.44%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.44%) JCL
9 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.22%) Jython
10 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.22%) R
10 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (4.16%) Degree
1 19 (4.16%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.41%) ISEB
5 10 (2.19%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.97%) CISSP
7 7 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.31%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.31%) MCP
8 6 (1.31%) MCSA
8 6 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.09%) CCNA
9 5 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.09%) SANS
9 5 (1.09%) SSCP
10 4 (0.88%) CISM
10 4 (0.88%) MCITP
10 4 (0.88%) MCSE
11 3 (0.66%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.84%) SLA
2 12 (2.63%) PMO
3 9 (1.97%) GDPR
4 7 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.53%) QA
5 5 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.44%) IFRS
6 2 (0.44%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 39 (8.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.66%) vSphere
5 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.44%) XenApp
5 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.53%) SCCM
2 6 (1.31%) QRadar
3 5 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.88%) Nessus
4 4 (0.88%) Nexpose
4 4 (0.88%) Nmap
5 3 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.44%) Kibana
6 2 (0.44%) logstash
6 2 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.22%) Nagios
7 1 (0.22%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 62 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.88%) SAP
3 29 (6.35%) Oracle
4 17 (3.72%) Citrix
5 13 (2.84%) VMware
6 12 (2.63%) Apple
7 11 (2.41%) HP
7 11 (2.41%) Tableau
8 10 (2.19%) Cisco
8 10 (2.19%) Cognos
8 10 (2.19%) IBM
9 9 (1.97%) PeopleSoft
10 7 (1.53%) McAfee
10 7 (1.53%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.31%) IronPort
11 6 (1.31%) Splunk
12 4 (0.88%) Intel
12 4 (0.88%) NetIQ
12 4 (0.88%) Qualys
12 4 (0.88%) Red Hat