The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £364 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 June 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
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 393 618 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.55% 16.47% 19.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.46% 17.38% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 368 416
Median daily rate £364 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.92% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 43 58
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.34 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.85% -4.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.20 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £47.31 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.55 £14.00
% change year-on-year -0.34% +3.92%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2718 3555 3523
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.75% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2207 2028
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 196
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the North West

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in the North West

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in the North West

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in the North West

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the North West

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Manchester 0 210 £340 -2.85% 74
Cheshire +4 99 £400 +8.47% 31
Merseyside -4 39 £368 +22.50% 17
Lancashire -28 10 £363 -3.33% 14
Cumbria -1 8 £225 -33.33%
Analyst
England

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 North West region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 259 (30.87%) Finance
2 156 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
4 123 (14.66%) SQL
5 116 (13.83%) Business Analysis
6 113 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 111 (13.23%) Banking
8 89 (10.61%) Windows
8 89 (10.61%) Microsoft
9 84 (10.01%) Data Analysis
10 77 (9.18%) ITIL
11 76 (9.06%) Project Management
12 71 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
13 64 (7.63%) Retail
14 57 (6.79%) SAP
15 50 (5.96%) Process Improvement
16 49 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
17 47 (5.60%) CRM
17 47 (5.60%) Change Management
17 47 (5.60%) Migration
18 46 (5.48%) Active Directory
19 42 (5.01%) ISEB
19 42 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
19 42 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
19 42 (5.01%) User Stories
20 41 (4.89%) Security Cleared
21 40 (4.77%) JIRA
22 39 (4.65%) Management Information System
22 39 (4.65%) Use Case
23 37 (4.41%) Oracle

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 25 (2.98%) MS Exchange
2 21 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.91%) SAS
4 7 (0.83%) Confluence
5 6 (0.72%) CMS
5 6 (0.72%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.48%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.36%) Apache
8 3 (0.36%) CICS
8 3 (0.36%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.24%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.24%) IIS
9 2 (0.24%) Moodle
Applications
1 71 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (3.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.36%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 23 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.19%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.83%) Oracle HRMS
5 6 (0.72%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.48%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Payroll
7 3 (0.36%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.36%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.24%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.24%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.62%) Office 365
2 5 (0.60%) Trello
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.36%) Google Drive
4 3 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.12%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.12%) GitHub
5 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.86%) Firewall
2 20 (2.38%) Internet
3 16 (1.91%) WAN
4 13 (1.55%) DNS
4 13 (1.55%) LAN
5 12 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.43%) VPN
6 9 (1.07%) VoIP
7 8 (0.95%) Wireless
8 6 (0.72%) FTP
8 6 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (0.72%) Network Security
9 5 (0.60%) Broadband
9 5 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (0.48%) MPLS
10 4 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.36%) Extranet
11 3 (0.36%) Intranet
11 3 (0.36%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (1.55%) Data Mining
4 13 (1.55%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.43%) Big Data
5 12 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (1.19%) MS Access
7 9 (1.07%) QlikView
7 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.83%) DB2
9 7 (0.83%) Redis
9 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.72%) GIS
10 6 (0.72%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.72%) Power BI
11 5 (0.60%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.36%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 40 (4.77%) JIRA
2 19 (2.26%) Selenium
3 8 (0.95%) SoapUI
4 7 (0.83%) Cucumber
4 7 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.72%) WebDriver
6 4 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.48%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.36%) JMeter
7 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.24%) ERwin
8 2 (0.24%) QAComplete
8 2 (0.24%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.12%) Appium
9 1 (0.12%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.12%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
General
1 259 (30.87%) Finance
2 111 (13.23%) Banking
3 64 (7.63%) Retail
4 29 (3.46%) Legal
4 29 (3.46%) Manufacturing
5 21 (2.50%) Marketing
6 15 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.31%) Automotive
8 11 (1.31%) Back Office
8 11 (1.31%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.95%) Law
10 7 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
11 6 (0.72%) Games
12 5 (0.60%) French Language
12 5 (0.60%) German Language
13 4 (0.48%) Advertising
13 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.48%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.55%) Web Services
2 12 (1.43%) XML
3 10 (1.19%) .NET
3 10 (1.19%) SOAP
4 9 (1.07%) HTML
5 7 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (0.72%) Gherkin
6 6 (0.72%) Middleware
7 5 (0.60%) CSS
8 4 (0.48%) J2EE
8 4 (0.48%) RESTful
9 3 (0.36%) jQuery
9 3 (0.36%) JSON
9 3 (0.36%) REST
10 2 (0.24%) EDI
10 2 (0.24%) HTML5
10 2 (0.24%) JSP
10 2 (0.24%) Node.js
10 2 (0.24%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.12%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 126 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.26%) Life Science
4 12 (1.43%) Data Structures
4 12 (1.43%) User Experience
5 11 (1.31%) NHS
6 10 (1.19%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.19%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.07%) iPhone
8 8 (0.95%) Blackberry
8 8 (0.95%) Data Centre
8 8 (0.95%) Driving Licence
8 8 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.72%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.72%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.48%) Linked Data
12 4 (0.48%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 89 (10.61%) Windows
2 35 (4.17%) Unix
3 34 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 30 (3.58%) Linux
5 27 (3.22%) Windows 7
6 23 (2.74%) Windows 10
7 20 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.67%) Windows 8
9 13 (1.55%) AIX
10 12 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (1.31%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.07%) Android
12 9 (1.07%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.24%) OS/390
14 2 (0.24%) Solaris
14 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.12%) HPUX
15 1 (0.12%) VMS
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (13.83%) Business Analysis
3 113 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 84 (10.01%) Data Analysis
5 77 (9.18%) ITIL
6 76 (9.06%) Project Management
7 50 (5.96%) Process Improvement
8 47 (5.60%) Change Management
8 47 (5.60%) CRM
8 47 (5.60%) Migration
9 42 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
9 42 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
9 42 (5.01%) User Stories
10 39 (4.65%) Use Case
11 36 (4.29%) Analytics
12 34 (4.05%) Scrum
13 32 (3.81%) Service Management
14 31 (3.69%) Data Modelling
14 31 (3.69%) Test Scripting
15 29 (3.46%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 123 (14.66%) SQL
2 22 (2.62%) Java
3 14 (1.67%) PowerShell
4 13 (1.55%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.43%) VB
6 11 (1.31%) VBA
7 8 (0.95%) C#
8 6 (0.72%) Python
8 6 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.72%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.60%) C
10 4 (0.48%) JCL
10 4 (0.48%) PHP
11 3 (0.36%) COBOL
11 3 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.24%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.24%) Perl
12 2 (0.24%) R
12 2 (0.24%) RPG
12 2 (0.24%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 42 (5.01%) ISEB
2 41 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 31 (3.69%) Degree
4 27 (3.22%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.67%) CISSP
5 14 (1.67%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.07%) MCP
7 9 (1.07%) MCSA
8 8 (0.95%) CBAP
8 8 (0.95%) IIBA
8 8 (0.95%) MCSE
9 7 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.83%) SANS
9 7 (0.83%) SSCP
10 6 (0.72%) CCNP
11 4 (0.48%) CCNA
11 4 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.34%) PMO
2 21 (2.50%) QA
2 21 (2.50%) SLA
3 17 (2.03%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.83%) GDPR
5 7 (0.83%) IFRS
5 7 (0.83%) IFRS 9
6 5 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.24%) COBIT
7 2 (0.24%) MiFID
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) GMP
8 1 (0.12%) GxP
8 1 (0.12%) IAS 39
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 46 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (0.83%) vSphere
4 4 (0.48%) Docker
4 4 (0.48%) XenApp
5 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.12%) RACF
7 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
1 12 (1.43%) SCCM
2 7 (0.83%) Kibana
2 7 (0.83%) QRadar
3 6 (0.72%) logstash
4 4 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.48%) SCOM
4 4 (0.48%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.24%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.24%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.12%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.12%) Nessus
7 1 (0.12%) Nmap
7 1 (0.12%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.12%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 89 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 57 (6.79%) SAP
3 37 (4.41%) Oracle
4 23 (2.74%) HP
4 23 (2.74%) VMware
5 22 (2.62%) Cisco
6 20 (2.38%) Citrix
7 19 (2.26%) IBM
8 13 (1.55%) Apple
9 9 (1.07%) Google
10 8 (0.95%) Hyperion
10 8 (0.95%) LogRhythm
10 8 (0.95%) PeopleSoft
10 8 (0.95%) Splunk
11 7 (0.83%) Remedy
11 7 (0.83%) Veritas
12 6 (0.72%) JD Edwards
12 6 (0.72%) LANDesk
12 6 (0.72%) Lotus
13 5 (0.60%) IronPort
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