Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 776 855 1,457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.57% 14.58% 17.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.31% 15.41% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 548 956
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £157 £142 £205
90th Percentile £488 £464 £483
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 55 66
North West median hourly rate £19.37 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.06% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £11.88 £10.60 £10.94
90th Percentile £61.01 £53.00 £47.71
England median hourly rate £15.68 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.53% - +1.52%

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 5,069 5,547 7,792
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 94.58% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,215 3,545 4,686
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £228 £225 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 244 401
North West median hourly rate £18.03 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% -16.28% +30.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.93 £48.75 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 +1 391 £375 +10.29% 140
Cheshire -1 195 £375 +3.45% 72
Merseyside 0 68 £375 -1.64% 24
Lancashire -6 45 £375 +11.94% 22
Cumbria +3 23 £470 +177.29% 2
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 188 (24.23%) Finance
2 143 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (13.02%) SQL
4 93 (11.98%) ITIL
5 91 (11.73%) Business Analysis
6 88 (11.34%) Microsoft
7 87 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 87 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
8 74 (9.54%) Windows
8 74 (9.54%) Microsoft Excel
9 71 (9.15%) Data Analysis
10 68 (8.76%) Banking
11 67 (8.63%) SAP
12 56 (7.22%) Active Directory
13 53 (6.83%) Project Management
13 53 (6.83%) Management Information System
13 53 (6.83%) User Acceptance Testing
14 49 (6.31%) Security Cleared
15 48 (6.19%) Migration
16 47 (6.06%) Information Security
17 46 (5.93%) Service Management
18 45 (5.80%) Oracle
19 44 (5.67%) Waterfall
20 43 (5.54%) Security Monitoring
21 42 (5.41%) Security Operations
22 41 (5.28%) Firewall
23 39 (5.03%) Threat Intelligence
24 38 (4.90%) User Stories
24 38 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
24 38 (4.90%) Business Intelligence

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 20 (2.58%) SAS
2 19 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.03%) CMS
4 8 (1.03%) Confluence
5 7 (0.90%) IBM Notes
6 6 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.39%) IIS
8 3 (0.39%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.26%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.26%) JBoss
9 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.13%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 74 (9.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (2.96%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.39%) HipChat
8 2 (0.26%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.68%) SAP CO
1 13 (1.68%) SAP FI
1 13 (1.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 9 (1.16%) Unit4 Business World
3 7 (0.90%) HFM
4 5 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.64%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.52%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.26%) Magento
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.26%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.29%) Office 365
2 7 (0.90%) Google Drive
3 6 (0.77%) Slack
3 6 (0.77%) Trello
4 5 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.26%) GitHub
6 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.26%) PaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) FinancialForce
7 1 (0.13%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.13%) SaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.28%) Firewall
2 19 (2.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (1.93%) SMS
4 10 (1.29%) DNS
5 9 (1.16%) Intranet
5 9 (1.16%) Network Security
6 8 (1.03%) LAN
6 8 (1.03%) WAN
7 7 (0.90%) FTP
8 4 (0.52%) VoIP
9 3 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.39%) DHCP
9 3 (0.39%) Extranet
9 3 (0.39%) Internet
9 3 (0.39%) Skype
9 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.26%) ISDN
10 2 (0.26%) PSTN
10 2 (0.26%) VPN
10 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (1.93%) Big Data
4 9 (1.16%) DB2
5 8 (1.03%) MS Access
5 8 (1.03%) Power BI
6 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.77%) Data Mining
7 6 (0.77%) MySQL
7 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.64%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.64%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.52%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (0.52%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.26%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (3.22%) JIRA
2 14 (1.80%) Selenium
3 10 (1.29%) Cucumber
4 6 (0.77%) SpecFlow
5 4 (0.52%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.52%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.26%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.26%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.26%) JUnit
6 2 (0.26%) MSI
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.26%) TestNG
6 2 (0.26%) Toad
7 1 (0.13%) eggPlant
General
1 188 (24.23%) Finance
2 68 (8.76%) Banking
3 34 (4.38%) Retail
4 22 (2.84%) Legal
5 20 (2.58%) Retail Banking
6 18 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.19%) Law
7 17 (2.19%) Publishing
8 14 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.03%) General Ledger
10 8 (1.03%) Marketing
10 8 (1.03%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.90%) Billing
12 4 (0.52%) Military
12 4 (0.52%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.26%) Advertising
13 2 (0.26%) Automotive
13 2 (0.26%) Back Office
13 2 (0.26%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.19%) .NET
2 12 (1.55%) Web Services
3 9 (1.16%) JSON
4 8 (1.03%) Node.js
4 8 (1.03%) XML
5 4 (0.52%) Gherkin
5 4 (0.52%) Middleware
5 4 (0.52%) SAP Basis
6 3 (0.39%) CSS
6 3 (0.39%) HTML
7 2 (0.26%) OAuth
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.26%) REST
7 2 (0.26%) SAML
7 2 (0.26%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.13%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.13%) J2EE
8 1 (0.13%) Mason
8 1 (0.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 87 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (6.83%) Management Information System
3 15 (1.93%) NHS
4 12 (1.55%) Smartphone
5 11 (1.42%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.29%) Blackberry
6 10 (1.29%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.29%) User Experience
7 8 (1.03%) CESG
8 7 (0.90%) Cyberattack
8 7 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (0.90%) Learning Management System
8 7 (0.90%) SCORM
9 6 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (0.77%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.64%) BYOD
10 5 (0.64%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.64%) iPhone
10 5 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 74 (9.54%) Windows
2 33 (4.25%) Windows 7
3 22 (2.84%) Unix
4 18 (2.32%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.19%) Android
6 14 (1.80%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.42%) Linux
8 9 (1.16%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.26%) AIX
11 2 (0.26%) Solaris
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (11.98%) ITIL
3 91 (11.73%) Business Analysis
4 87 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 71 (9.15%) Data Analysis
6 53 (6.83%) Project Management
6 53 (6.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 48 (6.19%) Migration
8 47 (6.06%) Information Security
9 46 (5.93%) Service Management
10 44 (5.67%) Waterfall
11 43 (5.54%) Security Monitoring
12 42 (5.41%) Security Operations
13 39 (5.03%) Threat Intelligence
14 38 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
14 38 (4.90%) User Stories
15 37 (4.77%) SIEM
16 36 (4.64%) Cybersecurity
16 36 (4.64%) Scrum
17 35 (4.51%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 101 (13.02%) SQL
2 26 (3.35%) Java
3 14 (1.80%) C#
3 14 (1.80%) Python
4 10 (1.29%) PL/SQL
4 10 (1.29%) VBA
5 9 (1.16%) C
6 8 (1.03%) COBOL
6 8 (1.03%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.03%) VBScript
7 6 (0.77%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.77%) Shell Script
7 6 (0.77%) VB
8 4 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.39%) F#
9 3 (0.39%) RPG
9 3 (0.39%) RPG IV
10 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.13%) Perl
11 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.51%) ITIL Certification
2 35 (4.51%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.58%) Degree
4 16 (2.06%) CISSP
4 16 (2.06%) MCP
5 11 (1.42%) ISEB
6 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.03%) GIAC
7 8 (1.03%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.90%) GCED
8 7 (0.90%) GCFA
8 7 (0.90%) GCIA
8 7 (0.90%) GCIH
8 7 (0.90%) GREM
8 7 (0.90%) GSEC
9 5 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.64%) MCSA
10 4 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.12%) SLA
2 28 (3.61%) GDPR
3 26 (3.35%) PMO
4 15 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.80%) Data Quality
6 12 (1.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 12 (1.55%) QA
7 7 (0.90%) CESG Infosec
8 6 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.52%) MiFID
9 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.13%) EMIR
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 56 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 8 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.90%) IBM BigFix
3 6 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.52%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.13%) Nagios
7 1 (0.13%) PowerBroker
7 1 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 88 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 67 (8.63%) SAP
3 45 (5.80%) Oracle
4 21 (2.71%) Tableau
5 13 (1.68%) IBM
6 12 (1.55%) VMware
7 10 (1.29%) Citrix
8 9 (1.16%) ArcSight
8 9 (1.16%) Google
8 9 (1.16%) HP
8 9 (1.16%) LogRhythm
9 8 (1.03%) Apple
9 8 (1.03%) Hyperion
9 8 (1.03%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.03%) Saba
9 8 (1.03%) ServiceNow
10 7 (0.90%) Ivanti
10 7 (0.90%) Lotus
10 7 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
10 7 (0.90%) Symantec