Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £331 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 24 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 89 111 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 18.35% 18.94% 19.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.14% 20.11% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 75 85
Merseyside median daily rate £331 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.67% +25.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £157 £179 £147
90th Percentile £453 £533 £438
North West median daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.93% - +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £17.74 £14.17 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.19% -10.03% +43.18%
10th Percentile £9.98 £12.33 £11.50
90th Percentile £21.50 £17.23 £82.38
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 Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 465 552 720
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 94.20% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 329 351
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £190 £211 £163
90th Percentile £550 £514 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 31
Merseyside median hourly rate £12.75 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.31% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £9.57 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £18.87 £25.06 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Merseyside

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analyst in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Merseyside

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Merseyside over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Merseyside

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Merseyside

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Merseyside over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Merseyside

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 24 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
Liverpool +1 71 £325 -13.33% 10
Southport +2 4 £313 -21.88% 1
Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Merseyside region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 25 (28.09%) Finance
2 15 (16.85%) SQL
2 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (15.73%) GDPR
3 14 (15.73%) Windows
4 13 (14.61%) JIRA
5 12 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (12.36%) Active Directory
6 11 (12.36%) Microsoft
6 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (11.24%) Information Security
7 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Excel
7 10 (11.24%) Java
7 10 (11.24%) Test Automation
8 9 (10.11%) Data Protection
8 9 (10.11%) Cucumber
8 9 (10.11%) Selenium
8 9 (10.11%) Google
9 8 (8.99%) Wealth Management
9 8 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.99%) Service Management
10 7 (7.87%) ITIL
10 7 (7.87%) Data Analysis
10 7 (7.87%) MS Exchange
10 7 (7.87%) Smartphone
10 7 (7.87%) Incident Management
10 7 (7.87%) Apple iOS
10 7 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (7.87%) Android
10 7 (7.87%) Google Drive

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 7 (7.87%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.49%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.87%) Google Drive
2 3 (3.37%) Office 365
3 2 (2.25%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.12%) GitHub
4 1 (1.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (1.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) Network Security
2 3 (3.37%) PuTTY
2 3 (3.37%) WinSCP
3 2 (2.25%) WAN
4 1 (1.12%) 802.15
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.12%) DNS
4 1 (1.12%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) Internet
4 1 (1.12%) Intranet
4 1 (1.12%) IPv6
4 1 (1.12%) LAN
4 1 (1.12%) NAS
4 1 (1.12%) SAN
4 1 (1.12%) SMS
4 1 (1.12%) VPN
4 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) MongoDB
1 3 (3.37%) MySQL
2 2 (2.25%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.12%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.12%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.12%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (14.61%) JIRA
2 9 (10.11%) Cucumber
2 9 (10.11%) Selenium
3 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.62%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.37%) Ant
4 3 (3.37%) JMeter
4 3 (3.37%) TortoiseSVN
4 3 (3.37%) WATIR
5 2 (2.25%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.25%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.12%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.12%) Gatling
6 1 (1.12%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.12%) JUnit
6 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.12%) TestNG
General
1 25 (28.09%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
2 6 (6.74%) Legal
2 6 (6.74%) Marketing
3 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.25%) Publishing
5 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.12%) Automotive
5 1 (1.12%) French Language
5 1 (1.12%) Front Office
5 1 (1.12%) German Language
5 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.12%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Russian Language
5 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.12%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.12%) Mason
2 1 (1.12%) SOAP
2 1 (1.12%) Web Services
2 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.37%) Credit Risk
3 3 (3.37%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.25%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.25%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.73%) Windows
2 7 (7.87%) Android
2 7 (7.87%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.62%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.49%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (11.24%) Information Security
3 10 (11.24%) Test Automation
4 9 (10.11%) Data Protection
5 8 (8.99%) Service Management
5 8 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.99%) Wealth Management
6 7 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (7.87%) Data Analysis
6 7 (7.87%) Incident Management
6 7 (7.87%) ITIL
7 6 (6.74%) Data Privacy
7 6 (6.74%) Scrum
7 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.74%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.62%) Manual Testing
8 5 (5.62%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (4.49%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.49%) Facilities Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.85%) SQL
2 10 (11.24%) Java
3 4 (4.49%) Ruby
4 3 (3.37%) C#
4 3 (3.37%) PHP
5 2 (2.25%) F#
5 2 (2.25%) VBScript
6 1 (1.12%) C
6 1 (1.12%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.12%) Python
6 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) Degree
1 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.62%) ISEB
2 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) CISSP
3 3 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.37%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.73%) GDPR
2 6 (6.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.49%) QA
4 3 (3.37%) MiFID
4 3 (3.37%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.12%) GxP
6 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) Docker
3 1 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
3 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.12%) SCCM
1 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.11%) Google
3 5 (5.62%) Apple
3 5 (5.62%) HP
4 4 (4.49%) VMware
5 3 (3.37%) Citrix
5 3 (3.37%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle
6 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.25%) Siebel
7 1 (1.12%) Acronis
7 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.12%) Cisco
7 1 (1.12%) Infor
7 1 (1.12%) Meraki
7 1 (1.12%) Remedy
7 1 (1.12%) SAP
7 1 (1.12%) Tableau
7 1 (1.12%) TSYS
7 1 (1.12%) Veeam