Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £361 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 804 867 972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.36% 15.25% 14.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.12% 16.00% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 553 597
North West median daily rate £361 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.36% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £151 £163 £153
90th Percentile £480 £488 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 54 67
North West median hourly rate £17.13 £17.59 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.62% +25.61% -19.22%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.75 £9.11
90th Percentile £45.00 £54.40 £43.85
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.72 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.38% +4.78% -

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 5,694 5,418 6,148
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.32% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,578 3,436 3,962
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 256 220
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -11.39%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £45.45 £48.75 £45.27
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -4 433 £350 -6.04% 159
Cheshire -2 180 £375 +2.04% 51
Merseyside -4 75 £375 +15.38% 24
Lancashire +6 74 £375 +7.14% 29
Cumbria -4 12 £400 -11.11% 1
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 153 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (16.42%) Finance
2 132 (16.42%) Windows
3 105 (13.06%) Microsoft
4 101 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 100 (12.44%) Business Analysis
6 99 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
7 94 (11.69%) SQL
8 91 (11.32%) ITIL
9 81 (10.07%) Active Directory
9 81 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
10 56 (6.97%) Microsoft Office
11 52 (6.47%) CRM
11 52 (6.47%) Test Automation
12 49 (6.09%) User Stories
13 48 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
13 48 (5.97%) SAP
13 48 (5.97%) Security Cleared
14 47 (5.85%) Banking
15 46 (5.72%) Windows 10
16 44 (5.47%) Office 365
17 43 (5.35%) Project Management
18 41 (5.10%) Degree
19 39 (4.85%) Retail
19 39 (4.85%) Change Management
19 39 (4.85%) E-Commerce
19 39 (4.85%) Unix
20 38 (4.73%) Oracle
20 38 (4.73%) Scrum
20 38 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing

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 21 (2.61%) MS Exchange
2 14 (1.74%) NetWeaver
3 10 (1.24%) Apache
3 10 (1.24%) IIS
4 9 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.87%) Confluence
5 7 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.87%) SAS
5 7 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.50%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.37%) CMS
7 3 (0.37%) Drupal
7 3 (0.37%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 56 (6.97%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.25%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 21 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.62%) Workday HCM
4 4 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.37%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.25%) BASE24
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.25%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.25%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.12%) Maximo
7 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.47%) Office 365
2 10 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.12%) SaaS
4 6 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.62%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.50%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.50%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.25%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.25%) FinancialForce
7 2 (0.25%) GitHub
7 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.12%) G Suite
8 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.12%) Slack
8 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.61%) Internet
2 23 (2.86%) Intranet
3 18 (2.24%) LAN
4 17 (2.11%) WAN
5 15 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.12%) Firewall
7 6 (0.75%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.75%) SMS
8 5 (0.62%) HTTP
8 5 (0.62%) VoIP
8 5 (0.62%) VPN
9 4 (0.50%) DHCP
9 4 (0.50%) DNS
9 4 (0.50%) Skype
10 3 (0.37%) FTP
10 3 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.37%) Network Security
10 3 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.25%) ATM
11 2 (0.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (1.87%) SAP BW
4 12 (1.49%) Power BI
5 11 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.24%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.00%) DB2
8 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.87%) Data Mining
9 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.62%) Big Data
11 5 (0.62%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.62%) Ingres
11 5 (0.62%) MySQL
12 4 (0.50%) QlikView
13 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (3.98%) JIRA
2 31 (3.86%) Selenium
3 17 (2.11%) JMeter
4 12 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.00%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.00%) LoadRunner
6 7 (0.87%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.87%) WebDriver
7 6 (0.75%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.37%) Appium
9 3 (0.37%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.25%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.25%) Katalon Studio
10 2 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.25%) Plastic SCM
10 2 (0.25%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.25%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.25%) TestRail
General
1 132 (16.42%) Finance
2 47 (5.85%) Banking
3 39 (4.85%) Retail
4 17 (2.11%) Legal
5 15 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (1.24%) Billing
7 10 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.00%) Dutch Language
8 8 (1.00%) French Language
8 8 (1.00%) German Language
8 8 (1.00%) Italian Language
8 8 (1.00%) Law
8 8 (1.00%) Portuguese Language
8 8 (1.00%) Russian Language
8 8 (1.00%) Spanish Language
9 7 (0.87%) Automotive
10 6 (0.75%) Back Office
10 6 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.62%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.86%) Web Services
2 22 (2.74%) XML
3 21 (2.61%) SOAP
4 14 (1.74%) .NET
5 12 (1.49%) JSON
6 9 (1.12%) Web Dynpro
7 8 (1.00%) ISPF
7 8 (1.00%) SAPUI5
8 6 (0.75%) HTML
9 5 (0.62%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.62%) Node.js
10 4 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.50%) J2EE
10 4 (0.50%) React
10 4 (0.50%) SAP Basis
11 3 (0.37%) CSS
11 3 (0.37%) JSP
11 3 (0.37%) REST
12 2 (0.25%) Apache Camel
12 2 (0.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 99 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.86%) User Experience
3 29 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.23%) NHS
5 12 (1.49%) CCTV
6 10 (1.24%) Mainframe
7 9 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.00%) EPoS
8 8 (1.00%) Smartphone
9 7 (0.87%) Blackberry
9 7 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (0.87%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (0.75%) iPhone
11 5 (0.62%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.62%) Life Science
12 4 (0.50%) Clustering
12 4 (0.50%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.50%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 132 (16.42%) Windows
2 46 (5.72%) Windows 10
3 39 (4.85%) Unix
4 33 (4.10%) Windows 7
5 31 (3.86%) Windows Server
6 19 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (2.24%) Linux
8 14 (1.74%) zOS
9 8 (1.00%) Android
9 8 (1.00%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.87%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.62%) HPUX
12 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.37%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.25%) AIX
13 2 (0.25%) Solaris
13 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (12.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 100 (12.44%) Business Analysis
4 91 (11.32%) ITIL
5 81 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (6.47%) CRM
6 52 (6.47%) Test Automation
7 49 (6.09%) User Stories
8 43 (5.35%) Project Management
9 39 (4.85%) Change Management
9 39 (4.85%) E-Commerce
10 38 (4.73%) Scrum
10 38 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 37 (4.60%) Acceptance Criteria
11 37 (4.60%) Use Case
12 36 (4.48%) Service Management
13 34 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (4.10%) Data Analysis
14 33 (4.10%) Migration
14 33 (4.10%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 94 (11.69%) SQL
2 35 (4.35%) Java
3 28 (3.48%) C#
4 27 (3.36%) JavaScript
5 16 (1.99%) Shell Script
6 15 (1.87%) JCL
7 11 (1.37%) ABAP
8 10 (1.24%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.00%) PHP
10 6 (0.75%) ActionScript
10 6 (0.75%) ActionScript 2.0
10 6 (0.75%) Python
10 6 (0.75%) VBA
11 5 (0.62%) C
12 4 (0.50%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.37%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.25%) ANSI SQL
14 2 (0.25%) Perl
15 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 48 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 41 (5.10%) Degree
3 29 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.24%) ISEB
5 15 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.12%) MBA
7 8 (1.00%) CISSP
7 8 (1.00%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.75%) CCNA
8 6 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.62%) CISM
9 5 (0.62%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.50%) CISA
10 4 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.50%) MCP
11 3 (0.37%) CEH
11 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.36%) SLA
2 26 (3.23%) PMO
3 24 (2.99%) QA
4 16 (1.99%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.62%) GDPR
7 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) SEPA
8 1 (0.12%) SNOMED CT
8 1 (0.12%) TARGET2
System Software
1 81 (10.07%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 8 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.62%) XenApp
6 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.12%) Firmware
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.12%) vSphere
8 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (2.61%) SCCM
2 10 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.62%) OpenView
3 5 (0.62%) OVSD
4 4 (0.50%) Grafana
4 4 (0.50%) Prometheus
4 4 (0.50%) QRadar
4 4 (0.50%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.25%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.25%) ThinApp
6 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.12%) Cacti
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.12%) MobiControl
6 1 (0.12%) Nessus
6 1 (0.12%) SCOM
6 1 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 105 (13.06%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.97%) SAP
3 38 (4.73%) Oracle
4 34 (4.23%) Remedy
5 29 (3.61%) ServiceNow
6 23 (2.86%) Citrix
7 20 (2.49%) IBM
8 18 (2.24%) HP
9 17 (2.11%) VMware
10 15 (1.87%) Cisco
11 11 (1.37%) BMC
12 9 (1.12%) CA
13 8 (1.00%) Splunk
14 7 (0.87%) IBM Sterling
14 7 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.87%) Workday
15 6 (0.75%) OpenText
16 5 (0.62%) Apple
16 5 (0.62%) Google
16 5 (0.62%) Hyperion