Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 861 1050 1596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.08% 15.31% 18.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.88% 16.22% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 648 1047
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £160 £163 £204
90th Percentile £488 £488 £480
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 78 70
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.50% -19.22% +19.52%
10th Percentile £11.75 £9.19 £10.00
90th Percentile £54.60 £44.30 £48.02
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5422 6474 8040
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 94.39% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4173 4803
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £571
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 235 401
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £45.45 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
Manchester 0 458 £363 +1.05% 68
Cheshire +1 204 £365 +4.29% 44
Merseyside 0 88 £325 -12.16% 9
Lancashire -10 29 £350 +4.48% 20
Cumbria +3 18 £333 -5.00% 3
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 223 (25.90%) Finance
2 153 (17.77%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (15.10%) SQL
4 120 (13.94%) Business Analysis
5 116 (13.47%) Analytical Skills
6 115 (13.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 105 (12.20%) Microsoft
8 99 (11.50%) Banking
9 92 (10.69%) ITIL
10 81 (9.41%) Windows
11 72 (8.36%) Data Analysis
12 67 (7.78%) SAP
13 62 (7.20%) Migration
14 61 (7.08%) Active Directory
15 60 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
16 53 (6.16%) Retail
17 52 (6.04%) Oracle
18 49 (5.69%) User Acceptance Testing
18 49 (5.69%) Security Cleared
19 47 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
20 46 (5.34%) Project Management
20 46 (5.34%) Test Automation
21 44 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
22 41 (4.76%) User Stories
22 41 (4.76%) SQL Server
23 39 (4.53%) CRM
23 39 (4.53%) Service Management
24 38 (4.41%) Management Information System
25 36 (4.18%) Degree
25 36 (4.18%) JIRA

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 22 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 22 (2.56%) SAS
1 22 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (0.81%) NetWeaver
3 7 (0.81%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.70%) Confluence
5 5 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.46%) IIS
6 4 (0.46%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.35%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.35%) JBoss
8 2 (0.23%) CICS
8 2 (0.23%) CMS
8 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.23%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.12%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 60 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.12%) Mingle
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (2.21%) SAP CO
1 19 (2.21%) SAP FI
1 19 (2.21%) SAP FI/CO
2 17 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.16%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.93%) SAP SRM
5 7 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.46%) HFM
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.46%) SAP FI-AP
7 4 (0.46%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.74%) Office 365
2 7 (0.81%) Google Drive
3 5 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.58%) Slack
3 5 (0.58%) Trello
3 5 (0.58%) Veeva
4 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.35%) GitHub
5 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.12%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.12%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.12%) SaaS
7 1 (0.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.32%) Firewall
2 17 (1.97%) WAN
3 15 (1.74%) DNS
3 15 (1.74%) LAN
4 13 (1.51%) Internet
4 13 (1.51%) SMS
5 12 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.39%) VoIP
6 11 (1.28%) VPN
7 6 (0.70%) Extranet
8 5 (0.58%) DHCP
8 5 (0.58%) Network Security
8 5 (0.58%) Skype
9 4 (0.46%) ISDN
9 4 (0.46%) LDAP
10 3 (0.35%) Intranet
10 3 (0.35%) PSTN
10 3 (0.35%) PuTTY
10 3 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.35%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.28%) SAP BW
4 10 (1.16%) DB2
4 10 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.05%) Big Data
5 9 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.05%) Power BI
5 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (0.93%) Data Mining
7 6 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.70%) DataStage
8 5 (0.58%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.58%) MS Access
8 5 (0.58%) MySQL
8 5 (0.58%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.35%) Geospatial Data
10 3 (0.35%) QlikView
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 36 (4.18%) JIRA
2 25 (2.90%) Selenium
3 17 (1.97%) Cucumber
4 10 (1.16%) SoapUI
4 10 (1.16%) WebDriver
5 8 (0.93%) SpecFlow
6 7 (0.81%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.58%) JMeter
7 5 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.46%) HP UFT
8 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.35%) Ant
9 3 (0.35%) TortoiseSVN
9 3 (0.35%) WATIR
10 2 (0.23%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.23%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.23%) JUnit
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 223 (25.90%) Finance
2 99 (11.50%) Banking
3 53 (6.16%) Retail
4 29 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 28 (3.25%) Legal
6 20 (2.32%) Retail Banking
7 18 (2.09%) Marketing
8 16 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.51%) Law
10 9 (1.05%) Automotive
10 9 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.93%) General Ledger
11 8 (0.93%) Publishing
12 6 (0.70%) Billing
13 4 (0.46%) Games
13 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.46%) Local Government
14 3 (0.35%) Back Office
14 3 (0.35%) Military
14 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.90%) .NET
2 12 (1.39%) Web Services
3 10 (1.16%) Middleware
4 7 (0.81%) Gherkin
5 6 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.58%) Node.js
6 5 (0.58%) XML
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.46%) SAP Basis
7 4 (0.46%) SOAP
8 3 (0.35%) SAP XI
9 2 (0.23%) CSS
9 2 (0.23%) HTML
9 2 (0.23%) REST
10 1 (0.12%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.12%) HTML5
10 1 (0.12%) J2EE
10 1 (0.12%) JSON
10 1 (0.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 116 (13.47%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.09%) Blackberry
4 17 (1.97%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.74%) NHS
6 11 (1.28%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.28%) User Experience
7 10 (1.16%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.16%) Life Science
8 9 (1.05%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.05%) Smartphone
9 8 (0.93%) iPhone
10 7 (0.81%) Cyber Attack
10 7 (0.81%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.81%) Learning Management System
10 7 (0.81%) SCORM
11 6 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.58%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.58%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 81 (9.41%) Windows
2 29 (3.37%) Windows 7
3 24 (2.79%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.21%) Linux
4 19 (2.21%) Unix
5 14 (1.63%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.16%) Android
9 7 (0.81%) AIX
9 7 (0.81%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.35%) HPUX
11 3 (0.35%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.23%) OS/390
12 2 (0.23%) Solaris
13 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (17.77%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (13.94%) Business Analysis
3 115 (13.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (10.69%) ITIL
5 72 (8.36%) Data Analysis
6 62 (7.20%) Migration
7 49 (5.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 46 (5.34%) Project Management
8 46 (5.34%) Test Automation
9 44 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
10 41 (4.76%) User Stories
11 39 (4.53%) CRM
11 39 (4.53%) Service Management
12 34 (3.95%) Data Protection
12 34 (3.95%) Scrum
13 32 (3.72%) Test Scripting
13 32 (3.72%) Waterfall
14 31 (3.60%) Data Modelling
14 31 (3.60%) Information Security
15 29 (3.37%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (15.10%) SQL
2 34 (3.95%) Java
3 16 (1.86%) C#
4 12 (1.39%) VBA
5 10 (1.16%) T-SQL
6 8 (0.93%) C
7 7 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.70%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.70%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.70%) VBScript
9 5 (0.58%) Perl
10 4 (0.46%) Ruby
11 3 (0.35%) ABAP
11 3 (0.35%) COBOL
11 3 (0.35%) F#
11 3 (0.35%) PHP
11 3 (0.35%) VB
12 2 (0.23%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.23%) JCL
Qualifications
1 49 (5.69%) Security Cleared
2 36 (4.18%) Degree
3 33 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.44%) ISEB
5 18 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.63%) CISSP
6 14 (1.63%) ISTQB
7 11 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (1.28%) MCSA
8 9 (1.05%) MCSE
9 8 (0.93%) MCP
10 6 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.58%) CCNA
11 5 (0.58%) CISA
11 5 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.58%) SANS
11 5 (0.58%) SSCP
12 4 (0.46%) CISM
12 4 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.72%) GDPR
2 29 (3.37%) PMO
3 27 (3.14%) SLA
4 18 (2.09%) QA
5 17 (1.97%) Data Quality
6 10 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.58%) MiFID
7 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.35%) IFRS
8 3 (0.35%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.12%) CESG Infosec
10 1 (0.12%) GxP
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 61 (7.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.46%) vSphere
4 3 (0.35%) XenApp
5 2 (0.23%) Docker
5 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.23%) PowerHA
5 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (1.16%) SCCM
2 6 (0.70%) QRadar
3 4 (0.46%) Nessus
3 4 (0.46%) Nexpose
3 4 (0.46%) Nmap
3 4 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.46%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.23%) Kibana
5 2 (0.23%) logstash
5 2 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.23%) PowerBroker
6 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.12%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.12%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.12%) SCOM
6 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 105 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.78%) SAP
3 52 (6.04%) Oracle
4 23 (2.67%) Citrix
5 22 (2.56%) HP
6 20 (2.32%) VMware
7 18 (2.09%) IBM
8 17 (1.97%) Apple
9 14 (1.63%) Cisco
9 14 (1.63%) Cognos
10 13 (1.51%) Tableau
11 12 (1.39%) Google
11 12 (1.39%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
13 8 (0.93%) Remedy
13 8 (0.93%) Saba
14 7 (0.81%) McAfee
14 7 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (0.70%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.70%) Splunk