Period
to 19 March 2019

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 March 2019.

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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 794 791 826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.00% 14.19% 15.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.78% 14.93% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 486 531
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £160 £156 £145
90th Percentile £488 £494 £463
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 63 60
North West median hourly rate £17.21 £21.00 £16.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.07% +29.79% -4.82%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.75 £10.98
90th Percentile £42.38 £61.01 £52.55
England median hourly rate £15.30 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.29% +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 5,371 5,297 5,220
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,401 3,325 3,355
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £603 £588 £555
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 301 242
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £19.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.74% -8.14% -14.32%
10th Percentile £13.18 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.53 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.91% +1.08% -

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 19 March 2019.

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 -5 361 £375 - 145
Cheshire 0 196 £360 -7.10% 56
Lancashire +6 110 £385 +2.67% 29
Merseyside -1 82 £375 - 25
Cumbria -4 9 £548 +16.49% 1
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 175 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (16.75%) Finance
3 121 (15.24%) Windows
4 107 (13.48%) SQL
5 95 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
6 93 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 93 (11.71%) Business Analysis
7 89 (11.21%) Microsoft
8 86 (10.83%) ITIL
9 71 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
10 63 (7.93%) Microsoft Excel
11 61 (7.68%) Security Cleared
12 59 (7.43%) Banking
13 56 (7.05%) Test Automation
14 53 (6.68%) Active Directory
15 51 (6.42%) Retail
16 50 (6.30%) CRM
16 50 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
17 49 (6.17%) Office 365
18 48 (6.05%) User Stories
19 46 (5.79%) SQL Server
20 45 (5.67%) SC Cleared
21 42 (5.29%) JIRA
21 42 (5.29%) SAP
21 42 (5.29%) Project Management
22 41 (5.16%) User Acceptance Testing
23 40 (5.04%) Oracle
24 38 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
24 38 (4.79%) Test Scripting
24 38 (4.79%) Data Analysis

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 (2.39%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.39%) Apache
4 10 (1.26%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.88%) IIS
5 7 (0.88%) SAS
6 6 (0.76%) IBM Notes
6 6 (0.76%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.63%) NetWeaver
8 4 (0.50%) Confluence
9 3 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.25%) CMS
10 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.13%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 63 (7.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (2.64%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.25%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.63%) SAP FI
2 5 (0.63%) Workday HCM
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.38%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.25%) BASE24
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.25%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 49 (6.17%) Office 365
2 18 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.76%) OneDrive
5 4 (0.50%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.38%) Google Tag Manager
6 3 (0.38%) Slack
7 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
8 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.78%) TCP/IP
2 29 (3.65%) Firewall
3 27 (3.40%) LAN
3 27 (3.40%) WAN
4 21 (2.64%) VoIP
4 21 (2.64%) VPN
5 16 (2.02%) Internet
6 14 (1.76%) Intranet
6 14 (1.76%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (0.63%) DHCP
7 5 (0.63%) DNS
7 5 (0.63%) Skype
8 4 (0.50%) FTP
8 4 (0.50%) HTTP
9 3 (0.38%) Network Security
9 3 (0.38%) WebEx
10 2 (0.25%) ATM
10 2 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.25%) SAN
11 1 (0.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (1.64%) Power BI
5 12 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.01%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.76%) DB2
9 6 (0.76%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.76%) MySQL
9 6 (0.76%) SAP BW
10 5 (0.63%) Ingres
10 5 (0.63%) MS Access
10 5 (0.63%) OLAP
10 5 (0.63%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (0.63%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.50%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 42 (5.29%) JIRA
2 30 (3.78%) Selenium
3 18 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.27%) JMeter
4 11 (1.39%) Cucumber
4 11 (1.39%) LoadRunner
5 8 (1.01%) WebDriver
6 6 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.50%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.38%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.25%) MSI
10 1 (0.13%) ERwin
10 1 (0.13%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.13%) JUnit
10 1 (0.13%) Maven
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.13%) TestComplete
General
1 133 (16.75%) Finance
2 59 (7.43%) Banking
3 51 (6.42%) Retail
4 19 (2.39%) Billing
5 17 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.76%) Legal
8 13 (1.64%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.39%) French Language
10 10 (1.26%) Dutch Language
10 10 (1.26%) German Language
10 10 (1.26%) Italian Language
10 10 (1.26%) Law
10 10 (1.26%) Marketing
10 10 (1.26%) Portuguese Language
10 10 (1.26%) Russian Language
10 10 (1.26%) Spanish Language
11 8 (1.01%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.63%) Back Office
13 4 (0.50%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.27%) Web Services
2 22 (2.77%) SOAP
3 18 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
4 14 (1.76%) .NET
4 14 (1.76%) XML
5 8 (1.01%) JSON
6 5 (0.63%) Node.js
7 4 (0.50%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.50%) CSS
7 4 (0.50%) J2EE
7 4 (0.50%) JSP
7 4 (0.50%) Middleware
7 4 (0.50%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.38%) HTML
8 3 (0.38%) ISPF
8 3 (0.38%) React
8 3 (0.38%) REST
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Camel
9 2 (0.25%) Nightwatchjs
9 2 (0.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 95 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.16%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.02%) User Experience
4 21 (2.64%) Cyberattack
4 21 (2.64%) NHS
5 12 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.26%) Blackberry
6 10 (1.26%) Mainframe
7 9 (1.13%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.01%) EPoS
9 7 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.63%) CCTV
11 5 (0.63%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.50%) Clustering
12 4 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
13 3 (0.38%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.38%) iPhone
14 2 (0.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 121 (15.24%) Windows
2 37 (4.66%) Unix
2 37 (4.66%) Windows 10
3 31 (3.90%) Linux
4 27 (3.40%) Windows 7
5 24 (3.02%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.39%) Android
8 7 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.88%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.63%) HPUX
10 4 (0.50%) Solaris
10 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.50%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.50%) zOS
11 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.25%) AIX
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (11.71%) Business Analysis
2 93 (11.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 86 (10.83%) ITIL
4 71 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
5 56 (7.05%) Test Automation
6 50 (6.30%) CRM
7 48 (6.05%) User Stories
8 42 (5.29%) Project Management
9 41 (5.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 38 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (4.79%) Data Analysis
10 38 (4.79%) Test Scripting
11 35 (4.41%) Business Process Modelling
12 34 (4.28%) Migration
12 34 (4.28%) Scrum
13 31 (3.90%) BPMN
13 31 (3.90%) Change Management
13 31 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
13 31 (3.90%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 107 (13.48%) SQL
2 35 (4.41%) Java
3 16 (2.02%) JavaScript
4 15 (1.89%) C#
5 7 (0.88%) PHP
5 7 (0.88%) PowerShell
5 7 (0.88%) T-SQL
5 7 (0.88%) VBA
6 6 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.63%) C
7 5 (0.63%) JCL
8 3 (0.38%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.25%) MUMPS
9 2 (0.25%) R
10 1 (0.13%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.13%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.13%) COBOL
10 1 (0.13%) Python
10 1 (0.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 61 (7.68%) Security Cleared
2 45 (5.67%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.78%) Degree
4 19 (2.39%) ISEB
5 14 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (1.13%) CISSP
6 9 (1.13%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.88%) MCP
8 6 (0.76%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.63%) CISM
9 5 (0.63%) MBA
10 4 (0.50%) CCNA
10 4 (0.50%) CISA
10 4 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.50%) SANS
10 4 (0.50%) SSCP
11 3 (0.38%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.41%) SLA
2 24 (3.02%) QA
3 21 (2.64%) PMO
4 15 (1.89%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.88%) GDPR
6 6 (0.76%) GxP
7 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.38%) GMP
10 2 (0.25%) PSD2
11 1 (0.13%) COBIT
11 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.13%) IFRS
11 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.13%) SEPA
11 1 (0.13%) TARGET2
System Software
1 53 (6.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.76%) XenApp
5 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (0.38%) XenServer
7 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.13%) Docker
8 1 (0.13%) Firmware
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.13%) vSphere
8 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (2.27%) SCCM
2 16 (2.02%) QRadar
3 10 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (0.76%) CA Service Virtualization
5 4 (0.50%) OpenView
5 4 (0.50%) OVSD
6 3 (0.38%) SCOM
7 2 (0.25%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.25%) Nessus
7 2 (0.25%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.13%) Grafana
8 1 (0.13%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.13%) Puppet
8 1 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 89 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.29%) SAP
3 40 (5.04%) Oracle
4 26 (3.27%) IBM
5 25 (3.15%) Apple
6 22 (2.77%) Splunk
7 20 (2.52%) AlienVault
7 20 (2.52%) Citrix
8 18 (2.27%) Cisco
9 17 (2.14%) Remedy
10 16 (2.02%) HP
10 16 (2.02%) McAfee
10 16 (2.02%) ServiceNow
11 14 (1.76%) VMware
12 13 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.13%) CA
14 8 (1.01%) Cloudera
15 7 (0.88%) Siebel
16 6 (0.76%) Lotus
16 6 (0.76%) Tableau