Period
to 20 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Analytical Skills
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 29 29
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 317 327 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.31% 5.74% 5.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.65% 19.46% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 208 225
North West median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £176 £293 £163
90th Percentile £575 £629 £625
England median daily rate £445 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -1.11% +7.14% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 17
North West median hourly rate £23.34 £26.17 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.82% +86.95% -55.91%
10th Percentile £11.95 £12.89 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.88 £47.52
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.91 £18.98
% change year-on-year -6.08% +4.89% -0.51%

Analytical Skills is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,700 1,680 2,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.46% 29.49% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 1,075 1,470
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £200 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 85 94
North West median hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.08% +25.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.35 £11.65
90th Percentile £48.00 £51.30 £44.45
England median hourly rate £21.09 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% - +5.10%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in the North West

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytical Skills in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in the North West

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the North West

Analytical Skills
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 Analytical Skills in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in the North West

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the North West

Analytical Skills
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 Analytical Skills within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 November 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 -15 134 £375 -11.76% 109
Cheshire -16 74 £325 -18.75% 31
Lancashire +22 58 £505 -17.21% 21
Merseyside -13 26 £350 -15.15% 19
Cumbria +5 19 £350 -7.89% 3
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Skills also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 127 (40.06%) Problem-Solving
2 81 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (22.08%) Microsoft
4 62 (19.56%) SQL
5 51 (16.09%) Windows
6 49 (15.46%) Finance
7 47 (14.83%) Project Management
7 47 (14.83%) Security Cleared
8 43 (13.56%) Degree
9 42 (13.25%) ITIL
10 41 (12.93%) Analytics
11 35 (11.04%) SC Cleared
12 33 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (10.41%) Microsoft Excel
13 31 (9.78%) Analytical Thinking
14 30 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
15 27 (8.52%) HTML
15 27 (8.52%) SQL Server
16 26 (8.20%) SAP
16 26 (8.20%) Decision-Making
17 25 (7.89%) Windows 10
17 25 (7.89%) CSS
18 24 (7.57%) Service Management
18 24 (7.57%) Microsoft Office
18 24 (7.57%) SDLC
19 23 (7.26%) User Experience
19 23 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
19 23 (7.26%) .NET
19 23 (7.26%) Change Management
19 23 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing

Analytical Skills
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 16 (5.05%) NetWeaver
2 13 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.84%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.52%) Confluence
5 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.58%) ArcGIS
6 5 (1.58%) JBoss
7 4 (1.26%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.26%) SAS
7 4 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.95%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.95%) Drupal
8 3 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.95%) Jetty
9 2 (0.63%) CMS
9 2 (0.63%) IIS
9 2 (0.63%) SAP Portal
9 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (10.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (7.57%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.79%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.89%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.95%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (1.89%) SAP ERP
1 6 (1.89%) SAP HR
2 4 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.32%) Primavera
4 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.32%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.36%) Office 365
4 10 (3.15%) Google Analytics
5 9 (2.84%) GitHub
6 8 (2.52%) IaaS
7 4 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.26%) Amazon Glacier
7 4 (1.26%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.26%) Google Tag Manager
7 4 (1.26%) PaaS
8 3 (0.95%) SaaS
8 3 (0.95%) Yarn
9 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.63%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.10%) DNS
1 13 (4.10%) Firewall
1 13 (4.10%) SMS
1 13 (4.10%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.79%) Internet
2 12 (3.79%) LAN
2 12 (3.79%) WAN
3 10 (3.15%) SAN
4 8 (2.52%) DHCP
4 8 (2.52%) VPN
5 7 (2.21%) VoIP
6 6 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (1.89%) SSL
7 5 (1.58%) HTTP
7 5 (1.58%) ISDN
7 5 (1.58%) MPLS
7 5 (1.58%) VLAN
8 4 (1.26%) FTP
8 4 (1.26%) Intranet
9 3 (0.95%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.73%) SAP BW
3 14 (4.42%) Big Data
4 10 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.52%) DB2
6 7 (2.21%) GIS
6 7 (2.21%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.21%) RavenDB
7 6 (1.89%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.58%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.58%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.58%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.26%) Amazon Athena
9 4 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.26%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.26%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.73%) Eclipse
2 13 (4.10%) JIRA
2 13 (4.10%) MSI
3 11 (3.47%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.89%) Axure RP
5 5 (1.58%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.26%) Gradle
6 4 (1.26%) IntelliJ
6 4 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.26%) Maven
6 4 (1.26%) Zephyr
7 3 (0.95%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.95%) Grunt
7 3 (0.95%) gulp
7 3 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (0.95%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.95%) Mocha
7 3 (0.95%) NetBeans
7 3 (0.95%) Selenium
8 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (15.46%) Finance
2 16 (5.05%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.10%) Banking
4 11 (3.47%) Retail
5 9 (2.84%) Marketing
5 9 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.21%) Law
7 6 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.89%) Legal
8 4 (1.26%) Games
9 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 2 (0.63%) German Language
9 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Billing
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Military
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 91 (28.71%) Analyst
2 47 (14.83%) Developer
3 37 (11.67%) Business Analyst
4 25 (7.89%) Architect
5 19 (5.99%) Project Manager
6 13 (4.10%) SAP Analyst
7 11 (3.47%) Tester
8 10 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (2.84%) Consultant
9 9 (2.84%) IT Analyst
9 9 (2.84%) User Researcher
10 8 (2.52%) Applications Engineer
11 7 (2.21%) Data Architect
11 7 (2.21%) SQL Developer
12 6 (1.89%) .NET Developer
12 6 (1.89%) Designer
12 6 (1.89%) Test Analyst
13 5 (1.58%) Data Scientist
13 5 (1.58%) SAP HR Functional Consultant
13 5 (1.58%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.52%) HTML
2 25 (7.89%) CSS
3 23 (7.26%) .NET
4 21 (6.62%) Web Services
5 18 (5.68%) SOAP
5 18 (5.68%) XML
6 16 (5.05%) HTML5
6 16 (5.05%) jQuery
7 13 (4.10%) Web Dynpro
8 12 (3.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (3.47%) ASP.NET
9 11 (3.47%) CSS3
9 11 (3.47%) SAPUI5
10 10 (3.15%) REST
10 10 (3.15%) RESTful
11 8 (2.52%) JSON
12 7 (2.21%) ASP.NET Core
13 5 (1.58%) Node.js
14 4 (1.26%) AngularJS
14 4 (1.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.26%) User Experience
2 21 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.68%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.79%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.89%) Semantic Web
8 5 (1.58%) Blog
8 5 (1.58%) NHS
8 5 (1.58%) Replication
8 5 (1.58%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.26%) Clustering
9 4 (1.26%) CMDB
9 4 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.26%) Life Science
9 4 (1.26%) Mobile Games
9 4 (1.26%) PMI
9 4 (1.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (16.09%) Windows
2 25 (7.89%) Windows 10
3 18 (5.68%) Windows 7
4 15 (4.73%) Linux
5 13 (4.10%) Unix
6 12 (3.79%) Windows Server
7 9 (2.84%) Android
8 8 (2.52%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.95%) AIX
11 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.63%) Solaris
13 1 (0.32%) CentOS
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (40.06%) Problem-Solving
2 81 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (14.83%) Project Management
4 42 (13.25%) ITIL
5 41 (12.93%) Analytics
6 33 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (9.78%) Analytical Thinking
8 26 (8.20%) Decision-Making
9 24 (7.57%) SDLC
9 24 (7.57%) Service Management
10 23 (7.26%) Change Management
10 23 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (6.94%) Risk Management
11 22 (6.94%) Workflow
12 20 (6.31%) Business Analysis
13 19 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (5.99%) Data Management
13 19 (5.99%) ITSM
14 18 (5.68%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 62 (19.56%) SQL
2 19 (5.99%) Java
3 16 (5.05%) C#
4 15 (4.73%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.42%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.47%) ABAP
7 7 (2.21%) R
7 7 (2.21%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.89%) PHP
8 6 (1.89%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.58%) Python
10 4 (1.26%) VB
11 3 (0.95%) VBA
12 2 (0.63%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.63%) C
12 2 (0.63%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.32%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (14.83%) Security Cleared
2 43 (13.56%) Degree
3 35 (11.04%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.84%) MBA
7 6 (1.89%) CCNA
7 6 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.58%) CCNP
8 5 (1.58%) ISEB
9 4 (1.26%) MCP
9 4 (1.26%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.95%) MCSE
10 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.95%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.63%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.31%) QA
2 9 (2.84%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.84%) PMO
3 8 (2.52%) SLA
4 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.63%) GDPR
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) WCAG
5 1 (0.32%) COSHH
5 1 (0.32%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 15 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.10%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.95%) XenApp
6 2 (0.63%) Docker
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (5.68%) SCCM
2 8 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.26%) Grafana
4 4 (1.26%) Prometheus
4 4 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.26%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.95%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.95%) ThinApp
6 2 (0.63%) Ansible
6 2 (0.63%) Kibana
6 2 (0.63%) NetApp OnCommand
6 2 (0.63%) SCOM
6 2 (0.63%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.63%) WSUS
7 1 (0.32%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.32%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 70 (22.08%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.20%) SAP
3 19 (5.99%) Oracle
3 19 (5.99%) VMware
4 18 (5.68%) HP
5 15 (4.73%) Citrix
6 12 (3.79%) Cisco
7 11 (3.47%) Google
7 11 (3.47%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.89%) Adobe
8 6 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.58%) BMC
9 5 (1.58%) ESRI
9 5 (1.58%) Tableau
10 4 (1.26%) Dynatrace
10 4 (1.26%) Lotus
10 4 (1.26%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.95%) CA
11 3 (0.95%) Mapbox
11 3 (0.95%) Saba