The median contractor rate for a Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 443 618 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.16% 16.10% 16.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.06% 17.07% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 351 319
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £454 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 28 58
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.93% -4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.78 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.07 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2453 3621 3439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.00% 94.35% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1539 2157 1805
Median daily rate £378 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 216 £339 -3.28% 95
Cheshire +7 87 £369 +7.82% 28
Merseyside -1 55 £340 -15.00% 13
Lancashire +12 39 £350 +14.75% 15
Cumbria +4 8 £170 - 1
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 248 (30.54%) Finance
2 122 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (14.90%) Analytical Skills
4 113 (13.92%) SQL
5 104 (12.81%) Business Analysis
6 103 (12.68%) Microsoft
7 102 (12.56%) ITIL
8 99 (12.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 96 (11.82%) Windows
10 82 (10.10%) MS Excel
11 73 (8.99%) Banking
12 71 (8.74%) SAP
13 67 (8.25%) Project Management
13 67 (8.25%) Data Analysis
14 60 (7.39%) Change Management
15 59 (7.27%) MS Office
16 57 (7.02%) Process Improvement
17 49 (6.03%) Service Management
18 47 (5.79%) Security Cleared
19 46 (5.67%) Migration
20 45 (5.54%) Oracle
20 45 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
20 45 (5.54%) Active Directory
20 45 (5.54%) ISEB
21 44 (5.42%) Manufacturing
21 44 (5.42%) Retail
22 42 (5.17%) User Stories
23 40 (4.93%) User Acceptance Testing
23 40 (4.93%) Management Information System
24 38 (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 19 (2.34%) SAS
2 18 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (1.97%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.60%) IBM Notes
6 10 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.99%) Confluence
8 5 (0.62%) CMS
8 5 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.49%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.25%) IIS
11 2 (0.25%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.12%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.12%) Moodle
Applications
1 82 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 59 (7.27%) MS Office
3 37 (4.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (2.83%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.23%) MS Project
7 4 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.25%) SPSS
9 1 (0.12%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (0.99%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.99%) SAP MII
3 8 (0.99%) SAP PP
3 8 (0.99%) SAP PP-PI
4 6 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.49%) SAP GRC
5 4 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.37%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.37%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.37%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.25%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.72%) Office 365
2 7 (0.86%) SaaS
3 5 (0.62%) IaaS
3 5 (0.62%) PaaS
4 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.37%) Trello
5 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.19%) Firewall
2 30 (3.69%) WAN
3 25 (3.08%) LAN
4 16 (1.97%) VoIP
5 15 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.72%) Network Security
6 14 (1.72%) VPN
7 10 (1.23%) DNS
7 10 (1.23%) Internet
8 8 (0.99%) Wireless
9 6 (0.74%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.49%) MPLS
12 3 (0.37%) Broadband
12 3 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.37%) Extranet
12 3 (0.37%) HTTP
12 3 (0.37%) NX-OS
12 3 (0.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (1.35%) Data Mining
5 11 (1.35%) QlikView
5 11 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.23%) MS Access
7 9 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.99%) Big Data
8 8 (0.99%) DB2
8 8 (0.99%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.86%) Redis
9 7 (0.86%) SAP BW
10 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.74%) Power BI
11 5 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (4.19%) JIRA
2 17 (2.09%) Selenium
3 5 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.49%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.49%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.37%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.37%) JMeter
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.37%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.37%) Zephyr
6 2 (0.25%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.12%) eCATT
7 1 (0.12%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.12%) GitLab
7 1 (0.12%) JBehave
7 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.12%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
General
1 248 (30.54%) Finance
2 73 (8.99%) Banking
3 44 (5.42%) Manufacturing
3 44 (5.42%) Retail
4 24 (2.96%) Marketing
5 23 (2.83%) Legal
6 12 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 12 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.99%) French Language
7 8 (0.99%) German Language
8 7 (0.86%) Advertising
8 7 (0.86%) Back Office
9 6 (0.74%) Games
9 6 (0.74%) Law
9 6 (0.74%) Local Government
10 5 (0.62%) Automotive
10 5 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
10 5 (0.62%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.49%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.71%) XML
2 12 (1.48%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (1.48%) HTML
3 11 (1.35%) CSS
4 8 (0.99%) .NET
4 8 (0.99%) SAP XI
4 8 (0.99%) Web Services
5 5 (0.62%) JSON
5 5 (0.62%) RESTful
6 4 (0.49%) Middleware
6 4 (0.49%) SAP Basis
6 4 (0.49%) XSLT
7 3 (0.37%) SAP TM
7 3 (0.37%) SOAP
7 3 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.25%) COM
8 2 (0.25%) jQuery
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.12%) EDI
9 1 (0.12%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 121 (14.90%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.22%) Life Science
4 16 (1.97%) NHS
5 14 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.11%) Cyber Attack
7 9 (1.11%) FMCG
7 9 (1.11%) User Experience
8 8 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 8 (0.99%) iPhone
8 8 (0.99%) Virtual Team
9 7 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.74%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.62%) RIA
11 5 (0.62%) Tandem
12 4 (0.49%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.49%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 96 (11.82%) Windows
2 38 (4.68%) Unix
3 36 (4.43%) Linux
4 26 (3.20%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.34%) Windows 7
6 17 (2.09%) Windows XP
7 15 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.60%) Windows 10
10 12 (1.48%) AIX
11 9 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.11%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.86%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.74%) Android
14 3 (0.37%) Solaris
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) OS/400
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (12.81%) Business Analysis
3 102 (12.56%) ITIL
4 99 (12.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 67 (8.25%) Data Analysis
5 67 (8.25%) Project Management
6 60 (7.39%) Change Management
7 57 (7.02%) Process Improvement
8 49 (6.03%) Service Management
9 46 (5.67%) Migration
10 45 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (5.17%) User Stories
12 40 (4.93%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (4.68%) Use Case
14 37 (4.56%) Analytics
14 37 (4.56%) CRM
15 36 (4.43%) Test Scripting
16 35 (4.31%) Scrum
17 34 (4.19%) Problem Management
18 33 (4.06%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 113 (13.92%) SQL
2 15 (1.85%) Java
3 14 (1.72%) VBA
4 12 (1.48%) C#
5 10 (1.23%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.11%) PowerShell
7 8 (0.99%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.99%) Python
8 7 (0.86%) VB
9 6 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.62%) VBScript
11 3 (0.37%) C
11 3 (0.37%) PHP
12 2 (0.25%) C++
12 2 (0.25%) JCL
12 2 (0.25%) Perl
12 2 (0.25%) R
12 2 (0.25%) RPG
12 2 (0.25%) RPG IV
13 1 (0.12%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 47 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 45 (5.54%) ISEB
3 31 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.96%) Degree
5 16 (1.97%) CISSP
6 14 (1.72%) MCP
7 13 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.48%) SANS
9 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.35%) SSCP
10 10 (1.23%) MCSE
11 9 (1.11%) CCNA
11 9 (1.11%) IIBA
12 8 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.99%) CBAP
13 7 (0.86%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.86%) MCSA
14 6 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.62%) CCNP
15 5 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.82%) PMO
2 26 (3.20%) QA
3 23 (2.83%) SLA
4 16 (1.97%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.74%) MiFID
5 6 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.49%) GDPR
7 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.25%) COBIT
9 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.12%) GMP
9 1 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 45 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.37%) vSphere
5 3 (0.37%) XenApp
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.12%) RACF
7 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (1.72%) QRadar
2 10 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.86%) Kibana
4 6 (0.74%) logstash
4 6 (0.74%) Nessus
4 6 (0.74%) Nmap
5 5 (0.62%) Nexpose
5 5 (0.62%) SCCM
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.37%) RSA enVision
7 3 (0.37%) SCOM
8 2 (0.25%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.25%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.12%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.12%) Netcool
9 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 103 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 71 (8.74%) SAP
3 45 (5.54%) Oracle
4 27 (3.33%) Cisco
5 26 (3.20%) VMware
6 23 (2.83%) Citrix
7 18 (2.22%) Splunk
8 16 (1.97%) IBM
9 13 (1.60%) Apple
9 13 (1.60%) Lotus
9 13 (1.60%) Tableau
10 12 (1.48%) Intel
11 11 (1.35%) HP
12 10 (1.23%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.11%) LogRhythm
13 9 (1.11%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.99%) Intel Security
15 7 (0.86%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.86%) Hyperion
16 6 (0.74%) Polycom
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