Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 834 832 1,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.35% 15.36% 16.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.05% 16.20% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 503 775
North West median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £153 £163 £200
90th Percentile £488 £463 £478
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 64 64
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £16.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.94% -1.54% +4.84%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.00 £11.93
90th Percentile £54.88 £51.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -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 5,540 5,136 7,306
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 94.80% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,438 3,137 4,368
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -1.90% +5.33%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 276 323
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.00 £11.90
90th Percentile £49.50 £50.75 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.42
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.16% +10.97%

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 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 0 473 £375 +7.91% 107
Cheshire +1 183 £368 -5.16% 58
Lancashire +7 67 £350 - 25
Merseyside -2 58 £391 +11.79% 27
Cumbria +1 23 £470 +113.64% 1
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 151 (18.11%) Finance
2 147 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 105 (12.59%) Microsoft
4 104 (12.47%) ITIL
5 101 (12.11%) Business Analysis
6 99 (11.87%) SQL
7 90 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
8 78 (9.35%) Windows
9 76 (9.11%) Microsoft Excel
10 67 (8.03%) Project Management
11 63 (7.55%) Data Analysis
12 62 (7.43%) Management Information System
13 57 (6.83%) SAP
14 55 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
15 54 (6.47%) Active Directory
16 52 (6.24%) Problem-Solving
17 51 (6.12%) Security Cleared
17 51 (6.12%) Scrum
18 49 (5.88%) Information Security
19 48 (5.76%) Service Management
19 48 (5.76%) Banking
20 46 (5.52%) Retail
21 45 (5.40%) Legal
22 44 (5.28%) Firewall
23 43 (5.16%) Law
24 41 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
24 41 (4.92%) Oracle
24 41 (4.92%) GDPR
25 40 (4.80%) 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 15 (1.80%) Confluence
2 12 (1.44%) SAS
3 10 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (0.84%) CMS
5 5 (0.60%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.60%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.48%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.48%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.24%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.24%) NetWeaver
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 2013
8 1 (0.12%) IIS
Applications
1 76 (9.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 24 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.36%) HipChat
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.32%) Unit4 Business World
3 10 (1.20%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.84%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.48%) HFM
6 4 (0.48%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 4 (0.48%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.36%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.24%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.24%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.24%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.24%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.24%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.56%) Office 365
2 9 (1.08%) SaaS
3 5 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.36%) GitHub
5 2 (0.24%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.24%) FinancialForce
5 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.24%) PaaS
5 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.12%) Slack
6 1 (0.12%) Trello
6 1 (0.12%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.28%) Firewall
2 21 (2.52%) SMS
3 18 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (1.08%) Skype
5 8 (0.96%) Network Security
6 7 (0.84%) Internet
6 7 (0.84%) LAN
7 6 (0.72%) DNS
7 6 (0.72%) FTP
7 6 (0.72%) Intranet
7 6 (0.72%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (0.60%) WAN
9 4 (0.48%) VoIP
9 4 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.36%) Broadband
10 3 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.36%) SAN
10 3 (0.36%) VPN
11 2 (0.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (2.16%) MySQL
4 15 (1.80%) Power BI
5 10 (1.20%) Big Data
6 8 (0.96%) DB2
6 8 (0.96%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.72%) QlikView
8 5 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.60%) MS Access
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (0.48%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.48%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (3.48%) JIRA
2 14 (1.68%) Selenium
3 13 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.84%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.84%) SoapUI
5 5 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.36%) Hudson
6 3 (0.36%) JMeter
6 3 (0.36%) NUnit
7 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.24%) ERwin
7 2 (0.24%) LSMW
7 2 (0.24%) MSI
7 2 (0.24%) PyUnit
7 2 (0.24%) SilkTest
7 2 (0.24%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.24%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.12%) Appium
8 1 (0.12%) Rational Team Concert
8 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 151 (18.11%) Finance
2 48 (5.76%) Banking
3 46 (5.52%) Retail
4 45 (5.40%) Legal
5 43 (5.16%) Law
6 12 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.20%) Publishing
8 9 (1.08%) Billing
8 9 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.60%) Automotive
10 5 (0.60%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.60%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.48%) Games
11 4 (0.48%) Marketing
12 2 (0.24%) Advertising
12 2 (0.24%) Local Government
13 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.28%) Web Services
2 13 (1.56%) .NET
3 11 (1.32%) Swagger
4 8 (0.96%) JSON
4 8 (0.96%) Node.js
4 8 (0.96%) RAML
5 7 (0.84%) Middleware
5 7 (0.84%) SOAP
6 5 (0.60%) XML
7 4 (0.48%) HTML
8 3 (0.36%) Anaconda
8 3 (0.36%) CSS
8 3 (0.36%) jQuery
8 3 (0.36%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (0.36%) Spring
8 3 (0.36%) Spring Boot
8 3 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.24%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.24%) OAuth
9 2 (0.24%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 90 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (7.43%) Management Information System
3 35 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (2.40%) Mobile App
5 15 (1.80%) NHS
6 13 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 13 (1.56%) User Experience
7 12 (1.44%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.08%) CMDB
9 9 (1.08%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.96%) iPhone
11 6 (0.72%) CESG
11 6 (0.72%) Cyberattack
11 6 (0.72%) Life Science
11 6 (0.72%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.60%) BYOD
12 5 (0.60%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.60%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 78 (9.35%) Windows
2 35 (4.20%) Windows 7
3 28 (3.36%) Unix
4 18 (2.16%) Android
5 14 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.44%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.96%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.96%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.84%) Linux
9 5 (0.60%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.24%) AIX
12 2 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 104 (12.47%) ITIL
4 101 (12.11%) Business Analysis
5 67 (8.03%) Project Management
6 63 (7.55%) Data Analysis
7 55 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 52 (6.24%) Problem-Solving
9 51 (6.12%) Scrum
10 49 (5.88%) Information Security
11 48 (5.76%) Service Management
12 40 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
13 39 (4.68%) Security Operations
14 38 (4.56%) SIEM
15 37 (4.44%) E-Commerce
15 37 (4.44%) Migration
16 35 (4.20%) Change Management
17 34 (4.08%) CRM
17 34 (4.08%) Test Scripting
17 34 (4.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 99 (11.87%) SQL
2 22 (2.64%) Java
3 15 (1.80%) Python
4 13 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.20%) COBOL
6 8 (0.96%) C
6 8 (0.96%) C#
7 6 (0.72%) PL/SQL
7 6 (0.72%) VBA
8 5 (0.60%) Groovy
8 5 (0.60%) Scala
9 4 (0.48%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.48%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.36%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.36%) VB
11 2 (0.24%) Jython
11 2 (0.24%) Perl
11 2 (0.24%) RPG
11 2 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 32 (3.84%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.60%) Degree
3 30 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
4 18 (2.16%) CISSP
5 13 (1.56%) GIAC
6 12 (1.44%) ISEB
7 11 (1.32%) MCP
8 9 (1.08%) CISM
9 8 (0.96%) CISA
10 6 (0.72%) GCED
10 6 (0.72%) GCFA
10 6 (0.72%) GCIA
10 6 (0.72%) GCIH
10 6 (0.72%) GREM
10 6 (0.72%) GSEC
10 6 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.60%) CCNA
11 5 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.92%) GDPR
2 25 (3.00%) QA
3 23 (2.76%) PMO
4 22 (2.64%) SLA
5 21 (2.52%) Data Quality
6 16 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.96%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.72%) CESG Infosec
9 6 (0.72%) SNOMED CT
10 4 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.24%) IFRS
12 2 (0.24%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.24%) MiFID
13 1 (0.12%) COBIT
13 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.12%) EMIR
13 1 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 54 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.24%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.72%) IBM BigFix
3 5 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.24%) MaaS360
5 2 (0.24%) SCCM
6 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.12%) DameWare
6 1 (0.12%) Grafana
6 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.12%) Nessus
6 1 (0.12%) SCOM
6 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 105 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 57 (6.83%) SAP
3 41 (4.92%) Oracle
4 26 (3.12%) Citrix
5 19 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (2.28%) Tableau
6 17 (2.04%) IBM
6 17 (2.04%) ServiceNow
7 14 (1.68%) ArcSight
7 14 (1.68%) LogRhythm
7 14 (1.68%) VMware
8 12 (1.44%) Ivanti
9 11 (1.32%) Apiary
10 9 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
11 8 (0.96%) Cisco
11 8 (0.96%) EMC
11 8 (0.96%) Hyperion
12 7 (0.84%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.72%) Capita
13 6 (0.72%) Intapp