The median contractor rate for a Analyst was £339 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
North West / Manchester
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 214 335 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.37% 18.67% 19.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.26% 19.75% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 178 160
Median daily rate £339 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 13
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.28 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.06 £21.65 £23.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1240 1696 1549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.87% 94.54% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 981 810
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 48
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Analyst in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +3 12 £345 +21.58% 2
Salford +3 8 £363 +202.08% 5
Stockport +4 7 £263 -34.37% 5
Oldham +1 2 - - 4
Altrincham - 1 - - 1
Analyst
North West

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 111 (26.24%) Finance
2 63 (14.89%) SQL
3 59 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (12.29%) Windows
5 47 (11.11%) ITIL
5 47 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 45 (10.64%) Microsoft
7 43 (10.17%) SAP
7 43 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 43 (10.17%) Business Analysis
8 40 (9.46%) Process Improvement
9 38 (8.98%) Oracle
10 36 (8.51%) Migration
11 34 (8.04%) MS Excel
12 32 (7.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 30 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (7.09%) Project Management
14 28 (6.62%) Linux
15 27 (6.38%) Banking
15 27 (6.38%) Retail
16 26 (6.15%) Unix
16 26 (6.15%) WAN
16 26 (6.15%) Change Management
16 26 (6.15%) Analytics
17 25 (5.91%) Active Directory
18 24 (5.67%) Service Management
18 24 (5.67%) Manufacturing
18 24 (5.67%) Data Analysis
18 24 (5.67%) User Stories
19 22 (5.20%) Security Cleared

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.65%) SAS
3 5 (1.18%) CMS
3 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.95%) Confluence
4 4 (0.95%) NetWeaver
5 3 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.71%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.47%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (0.47%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.26%) MS Office
3 12 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
1 8 (1.89%) SAP MII
1 8 (1.89%) SAP PP
1 8 (1.89%) SAP PP-PI
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.71%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.71%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.71%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.47%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.47%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.60%) Office 365
2 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.47%) SaaS
2 2 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.15%) WAN
2 22 (5.20%) LAN
3 21 (4.96%) Firewall
4 16 (3.78%) VoIP
5 12 (2.84%) TCP/IP
5 12 (2.84%) VPN
6 11 (2.60%) Network Security
7 9 (2.13%) Internet
8 8 (1.89%) Wireless
9 7 (1.65%) DNS
10 6 (1.42%) Unified Communications
11 5 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.71%) Extranet
12 3 (0.71%) MPLS
12 3 (0.71%) NX-OS
12 3 (0.71%) VPLS
13 2 (0.47%) HTTP
13 2 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.65%) SAP BW
5 6 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.42%) QlikView
5 6 (1.42%) Redis
5 6 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.18%) DB2
6 5 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.95%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.95%) Power BI
7 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 14 (3.31%) JIRA
2 10 (2.36%) Selenium
3 3 (0.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.71%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.24%) eCATT
5 1 (0.24%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.24%) JBehave
5 1 (0.24%) JMeter
5 1 (0.24%) LSMW
5 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 111 (26.24%) Finance
2 27 (6.38%) Banking
2 27 (6.38%) Retail
3 24 (5.67%) Manufacturing
4 21 (4.96%) Legal
5 11 (2.60%) Marketing
6 7 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.42%) Law
8 5 (1.18%) Games
9 4 (0.95%) Automotive
9 4 (0.95%) French Language
9 4 (0.95%) German Language
10 3 (0.71%) Advertising
10 3 (0.71%) Local Government
10 3 (0.71%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.47%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.31%) XML
2 11 (2.60%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (2.60%) HTML
3 10 (2.36%) CSS
4 8 (1.89%) SAP XI
5 4 (0.95%) .NET
5 4 (0.95%) Middleware
5 4 (0.95%) RESTful
5 4 (0.95%) SAP Basis
5 4 (0.95%) Web Services
6 3 (0.71%) JSON
6 3 (0.71%) SAP TM
6 3 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.47%) COM
7 2 (0.47%) jQuery
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.47%) SOAP
8 1 (0.24%) Java EE
8 1 (0.24%) MDX
8 1 (0.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.13%) Life Science
5 8 (1.89%) Cyber Attack
6 7 (1.65%) FMCG
6 7 (1.65%) NHS
7 6 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.18%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.95%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.95%) User Experience
10 3 (0.71%) AS400
10 3 (0.71%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.71%) Clustering
10 3 (0.71%) iPad
10 3 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.47%) Handset
11 2 (0.47%) IVR
11 2 (0.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 52 (12.29%) Windows
2 28 (6.62%) Linux
3 26 (6.15%) Unix
4 14 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.42%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.71%) AIX
7 3 (0.71%) Solaris
7 3 (0.71%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.47%) Android
8 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) OS/400
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (11.11%) ITIL
3 43 (10.17%) Business Analysis
3 43 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (9.46%) Process Improvement
5 36 (8.51%) Migration
6 32 (7.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (7.09%) Project Management
8 26 (6.15%) Analytics
8 26 (6.15%) Change Management
9 24 (5.67%) Data Analysis
9 24 (5.67%) Service Management
9 24 (5.67%) User Stories
10 22 (5.20%) Scrum
11 21 (4.96%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (4.96%) Test Scripting
12 20 (4.73%) Validation
13 19 (4.49%) Data Modelling
14 18 (4.26%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (14.89%) SQL
2 12 (2.84%) Java
3 7 (1.65%) JavaScript
3 7 (1.65%) VBA
4 6 (1.42%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.18%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.95%) C#
6 4 (0.95%) Python
7 3 (0.71%) VB
8 2 (0.47%) C
8 2 (0.47%) C++
8 2 (0.47%) Perl
8 2 (0.47%) PHP
8 2 (0.47%) RPG
8 2 (0.47%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.24%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.24%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (0.24%) R
9 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (5.20%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.26%) ISEB
3 14 (3.31%) Degree
4 13 (3.07%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.60%) SANS
6 10 (2.36%) CISSP
6 10 (2.36%) SSCP
7 7 (1.65%) CCNA
8 5 (1.18%) CCNP
8 5 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.95%) CCDA
9 4 (0.95%) CCDP
9 4 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.95%) MCITP
9 4 (0.95%) MCSE
10 3 (0.71%) MCP
11 2 (0.47%) MCTS
11 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.26%) PMO
2 12 (2.84%) QA
3 11 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 11 (2.60%) SLA
4 4 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) GDPR
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (5.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.71%) vSphere
5 3 (0.71%) XenApp
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.47%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (3.07%) QRadar
2 6 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.42%) Kibana
3 5 (1.18%) logstash
3 5 (1.18%) Nessus
3 5 (1.18%) Nexpose
3 5 (1.18%) Nmap
4 4 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.71%) RSA enVision
5 3 (0.71%) SCCM
5 3 (0.71%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.47%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.47%) SCOM
6 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.24%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 43 (10.17%) SAP
3 38 (8.98%) Oracle
4 17 (4.02%) Cisco
4 17 (4.02%) Splunk
5 16 (3.78%) VMware
6 14 (3.31%) IBM
7 12 (2.84%) Apple
7 12 (2.84%) Intel
8 10 (2.36%) Citrix
9 8 (1.89%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.89%) Tableau
10 7 (1.65%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.65%) LogRhythm
11 6 (1.42%) ArcSight
11 6 (1.42%) Intel Security
11 6 (1.42%) NetWitness
12 5 (1.18%) Juniper
12 5 (1.18%) NetApp
12 5 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
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