Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 835 892 1,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.72% 15.44% 16.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.39% 16.31% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 539 708
North West median daily rate £365 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +3.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £181
90th Percentile £475 £488 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 61 82
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £14.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +12.91% -5.53%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.75 £9.19
90th Percentile £49.03 £47.39 £46.80
England median hourly rate £15.30 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.29% +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 5,801 5,470 7,098
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.29% 94.70% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,620 3,322 4,378
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 257 265
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.05% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.18 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.25 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 0 479 £375 +7.14% 101
Cheshire -4 172 £363 -3.33% 46
Lancashire +18 75 £344 -5.17% 19
Merseyside -2 54 £350 -2.78% 30
Cumbria -6 15 £375 +66.67% 5
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 134 (16.05%) Finance
1 134 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 112 (13.41%) Business Analysis
4 108 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 96 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
6 92 (11.02%) Windows
7 89 (10.66%) ITIL
8 83 (9.94%) SQL
9 81 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
10 69 (8.26%) Active Directory
11 61 (7.31%) Microsoft Excel
12 56 (6.71%) Project Management
13 53 (6.35%) SAP
14 50 (5.99%) CRM
14 50 (5.99%) Scrum
15 49 (5.87%) Workflow
16 48 (5.75%) Degree
16 48 (5.75%) Management Information System
16 48 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
17 47 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
17 47 (5.63%) Retail
17 47 (5.63%) Data Analysis
17 47 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
18 44 (5.27%) Security Cleared
19 43 (5.15%) Test Automation
20 41 (4.91%) Test Scripting
21 39 (4.67%) Banking
21 39 (4.67%) Legal
22 38 (4.55%) Change Management

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 13 (1.56%) NetWeaver
2 12 (1.44%) Confluence
2 12 (1.44%) SAS
3 10 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.08%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (0.72%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.36%) IIS
6 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.24%) CMS
7 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.24%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 61 (7.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
6 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.08%) SAP FI
3 7 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.60%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.36%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.36%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.24%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.24%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.24%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.24%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.24%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.12%) iTrent
7 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.99%) Office 365
2 17 (2.04%) SaaS
3 6 (0.72%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (0.60%) GitHub
5 4 (0.48%) BrowserStack
5 4 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
6 3 (0.36%) FinancialForce
6 3 (0.36%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.12%) G Suite
8 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.12%) Slack
8 1 (0.12%) Trello
8 1 (0.12%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.63%) SMS
2 21 (2.51%) Internet
3 20 (2.40%) Firewall
4 11 (1.32%) Skype
5 10 (1.20%) Intranet
6 7 (0.84%) DNS
7 6 (0.72%) LAN
7 6 (0.72%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.48%) DHCP
8 4 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.48%) VoIP
9 3 (0.36%) SAN
9 3 (0.36%) WAN
10 2 (0.24%) Broadband
10 2 (0.24%) HTTP
10 2 (0.24%) PBX
10 2 (0.24%) SMTP
10 2 (0.24%) SNMP
10 2 (0.24%) VPN
10 2 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.04%) Power BI
4 16 (1.92%) SAP BW
5 15 (1.80%) MySQL
6 11 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.08%) Data Mining
8 8 (0.96%) DB2
8 8 (0.96%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.72%) Big Data
9 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (0.72%) QlikView
9 6 (0.72%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.60%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (0.48%) MS Access
11 4 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
11 4 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (3.59%) Selenium
2 28 (3.35%) JIRA
3 11 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.08%) SoapUI
6 8 (0.96%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.84%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.72%) JMeter
9 5 (0.60%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.48%) NUnit
10 4 (0.48%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.36%) Appium
11 3 (0.36%) Hudson
11 3 (0.36%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.36%) LSMW
12 2 (0.24%) ERwin
12 2 (0.24%) Katalon Studio
12 2 (0.24%) Protractor
12 2 (0.24%) Robot Framework
12 2 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 134 (16.05%) Finance
2 47 (5.63%) Retail
3 39 (4.67%) Banking
3 39 (4.67%) Legal
4 33 (3.95%) Law
5 22 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.20%) Automotive
7 10 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (0.96%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.60%) Billing
9 5 (0.60%) Games
9 5 (0.60%) Marketing
10 4 (0.48%) Advertising
10 4 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.36%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.36%) French Language
11 3 (0.36%) German Language
11 3 (0.36%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.36%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.16%) Web Services
2 14 (1.68%) XML
3 11 (1.32%) SOAP
3 11 (1.32%) Swagger
4 10 (1.20%) Web Dynpro
5 8 (0.96%) RAML
5 8 (0.96%) SAPUI5
6 7 (0.84%) .NET
7 6 (0.72%) Middleware
8 4 (0.48%) HTML
8 4 (0.48%) JSON
9 3 (0.36%) jQuery
9 3 (0.36%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (0.36%) Spring
9 3 (0.36%) Spring Boot
10 2 (0.24%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.24%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.24%) ISPF
10 2 (0.24%) Node.js
10 2 (0.24%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 96 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 25 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (2.51%) NHS
5 20 (2.40%) User Experience
6 14 (1.68%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.32%) Life Science
8 10 (1.20%) CMDB
8 10 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.08%) Blackberry
9 9 (1.08%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.08%) Mainframe
10 8 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.72%) Taxonomies
12 5 (0.60%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.48%) CCTV
13 4 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.48%) iPhone
13 4 (0.48%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 92 (11.02%) Windows
2 33 (3.95%) Windows 7
3 29 (3.47%) Windows 10
4 24 (2.87%) Unix
5 12 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.20%) Android
7 9 (1.08%) Linux
8 8 (0.96%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.96%) Windows 8
8 8 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.96%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.36%) zOS
12 2 (0.24%) AIX
12 2 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (13.41%) Business Analysis
3 108 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 89 (10.66%) ITIL
5 81 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
6 56 (6.71%) Project Management
7 50 (5.99%) CRM
7 50 (5.99%) Scrum
8 49 (5.87%) Workflow
9 47 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
9 47 (5.63%) Data Analysis
9 47 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 43 (5.15%) Test Automation
11 41 (4.91%) Test Scripting
12 38 (4.55%) Change Management
13 37 (4.43%) Data Modelling
13 37 (4.43%) Migration
13 37 (4.43%) User Stories
14 36 (4.31%) E-Commerce
15 32 (3.83%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (9.94%) SQL
2 27 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 18 (2.16%) Java
4 15 (1.80%) C#
5 9 (1.08%) ABAP
5 9 (1.08%) Python
6 7 (0.84%) Groovy
6 7 (0.84%) Scala
7 6 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.60%) JCL
8 5 (0.60%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.48%) Perl
9 4 (0.48%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.48%) VBA
10 3 (0.36%) C
10 3 (0.36%) COBOL
11 2 (0.24%) ANSI SQL
11 2 (0.24%) C++
11 2 (0.24%) Jython
11 2 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (5.75%) Degree
2 44 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.51%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.16%) ISEB
5 10 (1.20%) CISSP
6 9 (1.08%) CISM
7 8 (0.96%) CISA
7 8 (0.96%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.84%) GIAC
8 7 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.72%) CCNA
9 6 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.48%) IIBA
10 4 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.48%) MBA
10 4 (0.48%) MCSE
11 3 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.59%) GDPR
2 28 (3.35%) QA
3 26 (3.11%) PMO
4 20 (2.40%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.68%) SLA
6 7 (0.84%) SNOMED CT
7 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.36%) IFRS
8 3 (0.36%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.12%) FATCA
10 1 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 69 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (1.44%) SCCM
2 7 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.36%) Grafana
3 3 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.24%) DameWare
4 2 (0.24%) MaaS360
4 2 (0.24%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.24%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.12%) Nessus
5 1 (0.12%) SCOM
5 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 126 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.35%) SAP
3 32 (3.83%) Oracle
4 31 (3.71%) Citrix
5 23 (2.75%) ServiceNow
6 18 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (1.68%) VMware
8 11 (1.32%) Apiary
8 11 (1.32%) Ivanti
9 10 (1.20%) IBM
9 10 (1.20%) Remedy
10 9 (1.08%) Google
10 9 (1.08%) Tableau
11 8 (0.96%) Cisco
11 8 (0.96%) EMC
12 7 (0.84%) Hyperion
13 6 (0.72%) CA
13 6 (0.72%) HP
13 6 (0.72%) Wyse
14 5 (0.60%) Capita