Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 833 857 1,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.07% 15.34% 15.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.80% 16.19% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 537 683
North West median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.57% +1.45%
10th Percentile £155 £160 £174
90th Percentile £488 £480 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 46 88
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £14.33 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.18% -1.21% -13.43%
10th Percentile £11.46 £11.75 £9.41
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.75 £47.39
England median hourly rate £15.48 £15.84 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.24% +5.57% -

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 5,628 5,292 6,775
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.05% 94.72% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,483 3,270 4,290
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £553
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 245 257
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +13.24% -9.96%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.06 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.44% +1.08% +2.89%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 0 462 £361 +3.21% 109
Cheshire -3 178 £361 -0.69% 74
Lancashire +19 77 £359 +2.50% 19
Merseyside -2 67 £375 +15.38% 33
Cumbria -1 13 £375 +66.67%
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 147 (17.65%) Finance
2 127 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (14.77%) Microsoft
4 119 (14.29%) Windows
5 115 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 108 (12.97%) Business Analysis
7 94 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
8 86 (10.32%) ITIL
9 84 (10.08%) SQL
10 80 (9.60%) Active Directory
10 80 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
11 62 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
11 62 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
12 55 (6.60%) Project Management
13 53 (6.36%) Banking
14 52 (6.24%) Degree
15 51 (6.12%) Scrum
16 49 (5.88%) Test Automation
17 48 (5.76%) Security Cleared
17 48 (5.76%) CRM
17 48 (5.76%) SAP
18 47 (5.64%) User Stories
19 44 (5.28%) Change Management
20 42 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
20 42 (5.04%) Test Scripting
20 42 (5.04%) Retail
20 42 (5.04%) Data Analysis
21 40 (4.80%) Management Information System
21 40 (4.80%) Oracle
22 39 (4.68%) Unix

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 16 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 13 (1.56%) NetWeaver
3 11 (1.32%) Confluence
3 11 (1.32%) SAS
4 7 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.72%) IIS
6 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.60%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.60%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.36%) CMS
8 3 (0.36%) Drupal
8 3 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.24%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 62 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 62 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.24%) MS Visio
3 22 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.12%) SPSS
5 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.60%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.48%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.36%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.24%) BASE24
8 2 (0.24%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.24%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.24%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.24%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.12%) iTrent
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.84%) Office 365
2 15 (1.80%) SaaS
3 6 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (0.60%) GitHub
4 5 (0.60%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
5 4 (0.48%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.36%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.24%) FinancialForce
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 25 (3.00%) Internet
2 17 (2.04%) Intranet
2 17 (2.04%) SMS
3 15 (1.80%) Firewall
4 14 (1.68%) LAN
5 13 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.44%) WAN
7 8 (0.96%) Skype
8 6 (0.72%) DNS
8 6 (0.72%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.48%) DHCP
9 4 (0.48%) HTTP
10 3 (0.36%) ATM
10 3 (0.36%) PBX
10 3 (0.36%) SAN
10 3 (0.36%) Wireless
11 2 (0.24%) MPLS
11 2 (0.24%) VoIP
11 2 (0.24%) VPN
11 2 (0.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.68%) MySQL
3 14 (1.68%) SAP BW
4 12 (1.44%) Power BI
5 11 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.08%) DB2
6 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.96%) Data Mining
8 7 (0.84%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.72%) Big Data
9 6 (0.72%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.60%) Ingres
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
10 5 (0.60%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.48%) MS Access
11 4 (0.48%) QlikView
12 3 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (4.20%) Selenium
2 24 (2.88%) JIRA
3 10 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.08%) Cucumber
5 8 (0.96%) Eclipse
5 8 (0.96%) JMeter
5 8 (0.96%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.72%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.60%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.48%) NUnit
8 4 (0.48%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.36%) ERwin
9 3 (0.36%) Hudson
9 3 (0.36%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.36%) LSMW
10 2 (0.24%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.24%) MSI
10 2 (0.24%) PyUnit
10 2 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 147 (17.65%) Finance
2 53 (6.36%) Banking
3 42 (5.04%) Retail
4 31 (3.72%) Legal
5 20 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.28%) Law
7 10 (1.20%) Automotive
7 10 (1.20%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.72%) Billing
10 5 (0.60%) Marketing
11 3 (0.36%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.36%) French Language
11 3 (0.36%) German Language
11 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.36%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.36%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.36%) Russian Language
11 3 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.76%) Web Services
2 21 (2.52%) XML
3 12 (1.44%) SOAP
4 10 (1.20%) .NET
4 10 (1.20%) Web Dynpro
5 8 (0.96%) SAPUI5
6 7 (0.84%) JSON
6 7 (0.84%) Middleware
7 6 (0.72%) ISPF
7 6 (0.72%) Swagger
8 5 (0.60%) HTML
9 4 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.36%) jQuery
10 3 (0.36%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (0.36%) RAML
10 3 (0.36%) Spring
10 3 (0.36%) Spring Boot
11 2 (0.24%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.24%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (0.24%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 94 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.60%) User Experience
4 22 (2.64%) NHS
5 13 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.44%) Mainframe
7 11 (1.32%) CCTV
7 11 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.32%) Life Science
8 10 (1.20%) Data Centre
9 8 (0.96%) Blackberry
9 8 (0.96%) CMDB
9 8 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
10 7 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.84%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.60%) iPhone
12 4 (0.48%) iPad
12 4 (0.48%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.48%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 119 (14.29%) Windows
2 39 (4.68%) Unix
3 35 (4.20%) Windows 10
4 33 (3.96%) Windows 7
5 18 (2.16%) Linux
5 18 (2.16%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.44%) zOS
7 8 (0.96%) Windows 8
7 8 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.72%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.60%) Android
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.36%) AIX
11 3 (0.36%) Solaris
11 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 108 (12.97%) Business Analysis
4 86 (10.32%) ITIL
5 80 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
6 55 (6.60%) Project Management
7 51 (6.12%) Scrum
8 49 (5.88%) Test Automation
9 48 (5.76%) CRM
10 47 (5.64%) User Stories
11 44 (5.28%) Change Management
12 42 (5.04%) Data Analysis
12 42 (5.04%) Test Scripting
12 42 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (4.56%) Workflow
14 36 (4.32%) Service Management
15 35 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (4.20%) Migration
16 34 (4.08%) Use Case
17 33 (3.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 84 (10.08%) SQL
2 31 (3.72%) Java
3 25 (3.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (2.16%) C#
5 16 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 14 (1.68%) JCL
7 11 (1.32%) ABAP
8 10 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.08%) Python
10 8 (0.96%) Groovy
11 7 (0.84%) Scala
12 6 (0.72%) ActionScript
12 6 (0.72%) ActionScript 2.0
12 6 (0.72%) C
13 4 (0.48%) COBOL
13 4 (0.48%) Perl
13 4 (0.48%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.48%) VBA
14 2 (0.24%) PHP
14 2 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (6.24%) Degree
2 48 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.64%) ISEB
5 13 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.20%) CISSP
7 9 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 9 (1.08%) MBA
8 8 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.84%) CCNA
9 7 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.84%) CISM
10 5 (0.60%) CISA
11 4 (0.48%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.48%) GIAC
11 4 (0.48%) IIBA
11 4 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.48%) QA
2 28 (3.36%) PMO
3 21 (2.52%) Data Quality
4 20 (2.40%) GDPR
5 14 (1.68%) SLA
6 8 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.84%) SNOMED CT
8 5 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.36%) IFRS
9 3 (0.36%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.12%) FATCA
10 1 (0.12%) SEPA
10 1 (0.12%) TARGET2
System Software
1 80 (9.60%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.72%) Time Sharing Option
5 5 (0.60%) XenApp
6 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (2.16%) SCCM
2 9 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.48%) Grafana
3 4 (0.48%) Prometheus
3 4 (0.48%) ZABBIX
4 3 (0.36%) OpenView
4 3 (0.36%) OVSD
5 2 (0.24%) DameWare
5 2 (0.24%) Nessus
5 2 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.24%) ThinApp
6 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.12%) Cacti
6 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.12%) MaaS360
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.12%) MobiControl
6 1 (0.12%) Nagios
6 1 (0.12%) QRadar
Vendors
1 123 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.76%) SAP
3 40 (4.80%) Oracle
4 34 (4.08%) Citrix
5 31 (3.72%) ServiceNow
6 30 (3.60%) Remedy
7 22 (2.64%) IBM
8 20 (2.40%) VMware
9 13 (1.56%) Cisco
10 11 (1.32%) BMC
11 10 (1.20%) HP
12 9 (1.08%) CA
12 9 (1.08%) Ivanti
13 8 (0.96%) EMC
13 8 (0.96%) Google
13 8 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.96%) Tableau
14 7 (0.84%) IBM Sterling
15 6 (0.72%) OpenText
15 6 (0.72%) Wyse