Period
to 20 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 40 27
Rank change year-on-year +13 -13 -1
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 287 274 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.88% 4.92% 6.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.94% 18.17% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 156 208
North West median daily rate £400 £386 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% -9.65% +10.32%
10th Percentile £213 £170 £290
90th Percentile £575 £575 £641
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 22
North West median hourly rate £47.50 £24.60 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.09% +11.50% +52.16%
10th Percentile £15.50 £15.91 £12.89
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.67 £60.98
England median hourly rate £23.50 £19.68 £19.63
% change year-on-year +19.44% +0.25% +4.95%

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 1,515 1,508 1,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.06% 27.07% 29.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 879 985
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £192 £212 £189
90th Percentile £588 £575 £600
England median daily rate £474 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.14% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 109 93
North West median hourly rate £30.46 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.93% +14.29% +31.25%
10th Percentile £12.06 £13.45 £12.89
90th Percentile £54.00 £48.85 £57.00
England median hourly rate £23.56 £20.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.55% -1.19% +5.00%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 +31 133 £388 +3.33% 93
Cheshire +2 56 £400 +28.00% 35
Lancashire +7 35 £425 -11.46% 18
Cumbria 0 32 £375 +7.14% 13
Merseyside -9 20 £328 -6.43% 27
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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.

1 109 (37.98%) Problem-Solving
2 71 (24.74%) SQL
3 60 (20.91%) Windows
4 54 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (15.33%) Degree
6 43 (14.98%) Microsoft
7 42 (14.63%) ITIL
8 40 (13.94%) Security Cleared
9 39 (13.59%) Microsoft Excel
10 38 (13.24%) Decision-Making
11 37 (12.89%) C#
11 37 (12.89%) .NET
12 36 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (12.20%) Finance
14 34 (11.85%) SQL Server
15 33 (11.50%) MongoDB
16 31 (10.80%) MS Visio
17 30 (10.45%) Active Directory
18 29 (10.10%) Linux
18 29 (10.10%) SC Cleared
18 29 (10.10%) Project Delivery
19 28 (9.76%) Azure
19 28 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
19 28 (9.76%) Project Management
20 26 (9.06%) MVC
20 26 (9.06%) Unit Testing
20 26 (9.06%) SCCM
21 25 (8.71%) NoSQL
21 25 (8.71%) VMware
21 25 (8.71%) VBA

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 17 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.79%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.44%) CMS
4 5 (1.74%) Confluence
5 4 (1.39%) IIS
5 4 (1.39%) K2 blackpearl
5 4 (1.39%) SAS
5 4 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.39%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.39%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.05%) JBoss
6 3 (1.05%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.70%) Apache
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 39 (13.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (10.80%) MS Visio
3 24 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (3.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.39%) SPSS
5 4 (1.39%) Stata
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.05%) Primavera
2 3 (1.05%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.35%) iTrent
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.76%) Azure
2 24 (8.36%) AWS
3 13 (4.53%) Power Platform
4 9 (3.14%) Office 365
5 4 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.39%) GCP
6 3 (1.05%) Slack
7 2 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.70%) G Suite
7 2 (0.70%) GitHub
7 2 (0.70%) npm
7 2 (0.70%) PaaS
7 2 (0.70%) Trello
8 1 (0.35%) Asana
8 1 (0.35%) AWS IoT
8 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.35%) Serverless
8 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.35%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.14%) DMZ
2 8 (2.79%) SSL
2 8 (2.79%) WAN
3 7 (2.44%) LAN
4 6 (2.09%) Internet
4 6 (2.09%) Intranet
4 6 (2.09%) MPLS
4 6 (2.09%) VPN
5 5 (1.74%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (1.74%) DHCP
5 5 (1.74%) DNS
5 5 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.74%) VLAN
6 4 (1.39%) Firewall
6 4 (1.39%) HTTP
6 4 (1.39%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.39%) IP Telephony
6 4 (1.39%) ISDN
6 4 (1.39%) PBX
6 4 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 33 (11.50%) MongoDB
3 25 (8.71%) NoSQL
4 15 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (4.53%) Power BI
6 11 (3.83%) Big Data
6 11 (3.83%) MySQL
7 10 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.79%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.44%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.74%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.39%) GIS
12 3 (1.05%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.70%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 24 (8.36%) NUnit
2 13 (4.53%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.48%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.14%) MSI
4 9 (3.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.74%) JIRA
6 4 (1.39%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.70%) GitLab
8 2 (0.70%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.70%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.70%) Protractor
8 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.35%) Ant
9 1 (0.35%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.35%) VectorCAST
9 1 (0.35%) webpack
General
1 35 (12.20%) Finance
2 22 (7.67%) Public Sector
3 13 (4.53%) Publishing
4 10 (3.48%) Banking
5 9 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.79%) Retail
7 6 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.05%) Back Office
9 3 (1.05%) Local Government
9 3 (1.05%) Marketing
10 2 (0.70%) Avionics
10 2 (0.70%) Legal
11 1 (0.35%) Billing
11 1 (0.35%) Games
11 1 (0.35%) Law
11 1 (0.35%) Police
11 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 65 (22.65%) Analyst
2 43 (14.98%) Developer
3 26 (9.06%) .NET Developer
4 19 (6.62%) Architect
5 17 (5.92%) Business Analyst
6 13 (4.53%) Administrator
6 13 (4.53%) Wintel Engineer
7 9 (3.14%) Data Analyst
7 9 (3.14%) Senior .NET Developer
7 9 (3.14%) Senior Developer
7 9 (3.14%) WebOps Engineer
8 8 (2.79%) DBA
8 8 (2.79%) Designer
8 8 (2.79%) Desktop Support
8 8 (2.79%) Support Engineer
9 7 (2.44%) Applications Packager
9 7 (2.44%) C# Developer
9 7 (2.44%) IT Analyst
9 7 (2.44%) Service Analyst
9 7 (2.44%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.89%) .NET
2 18 (6.27%) Web Services
3 12 (4.18%) Middleware
4 6 (2.09%) CSS
4 6 (2.09%) HTML
5 5 (1.74%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.74%) jQuery
5 5 (1.74%) SOAP
5 5 (1.74%) XML
6 3 (1.05%) Ajax
6 3 (1.05%) Flash
6 3 (1.05%) Kafka
6 3 (1.05%) REST
6 3 (1.05%) Silverlight
6 3 (1.05%) XHTML
6 3 (1.05%) XSLT
7 2 (0.70%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.70%) Apache NiFi
7 2 (0.70%) D3.js
7 2 (0.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.92%) Management Information System
2 14 (4.88%) User Experience
3 13 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.09%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.09%) NHS
4 6 (2.09%) Smart Meter
5 5 (1.74%) Clustering
6 4 (1.39%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.39%) Handset
6 4 (1.39%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.70%) PKI
8 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.35%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.35%) Replication
9 1 (0.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 60 (20.91%) Windows
2 29 (10.10%) Linux
3 25 (8.71%) Windows 10
4 22 (7.67%) Windows 7
5 16 (5.57%) Unix
6 14 (4.88%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.05%) Android
7 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.70%) HPUX
9 1 (0.35%) AIX
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) VME
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (37.98%) Problem-Solving
2 54 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (14.63%) ITIL
4 38 (13.24%) Decision-Making
5 36 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (10.10%) Project Delivery
7 28 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (9.76%) Project Management
8 26 (9.06%) MVC
8 26 (9.06%) Unit Testing
9 25 (8.71%) Analytics
10 22 (7.67%) Business Analysis
11 21 (7.32%) Migration
12 19 (6.62%) Data Analysis
12 19 (6.62%) Workflow
13 18 (6.27%) Change Management
14 16 (5.57%) ETL
15 15 (5.23%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (4.88%) High Availability
16 14 (4.88%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 71 (24.74%) SQL
2 37 (12.89%) C#
3 25 (8.71%) VBA
4 16 (5.57%) C
5 14 (4.88%) Java
5 14 (4.88%) Python
6 12 (4.18%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.48%) R
8 8 (2.79%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.39%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.39%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.39%) VB
9 4 (1.39%) VBScript
10 3 (1.05%) Ada
10 3 (1.05%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.70%) C++
11 2 (0.70%) Scala
11 2 (0.70%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.35%) ES6
Qualifications
1 44 (15.33%) Degree
2 40 (13.94%) Security Cleared
3 29 (10.10%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.44%) MCSE
7 4 (1.39%) PhD
7 4 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.05%) ISEB
8 3 (1.05%) MCP
8 3 (1.05%) Postgraduate
8 3 (1.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 3 (1.05%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 2 (0.70%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.70%) CCNA
9 2 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.70%) HND
9 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.88%) QA
2 9 (3.14%) SLA
3 6 (2.09%) PMO
4 5 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.74%) GDPR
5 4 (1.39%) RMADS
6 1 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.35%) GMP
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (10.45%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.53%) Docker
3 8 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.70%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (9.06%) SCCM
2 13 (4.53%) WSUS
3 9 (3.14%) Rancher
4 8 (2.79%) AppDNA
4 8 (2.79%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.05%) Ansible
6 3 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.05%) Terraform
7 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.35%) Kibana
8 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.35%) logstash
8 1 (0.35%) Puppet
8 1 (0.35%) Rsyslog
8 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.35%) VictorOps
Vendors
1 43 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.71%) VMware
3 20 (6.97%) Oracle
4 9 (3.14%) Cisco
5 8 (2.79%) Citrix
5 8 (2.79%) EMC
6 7 (2.44%) IBM
6 7 (2.44%) SAP
7 6 (2.09%) Pega
7 6 (2.09%) Tableau
8 5 (1.74%) Ivanti
8 5 (1.74%) TOWER Software
9 4 (1.39%) Apple
9 4 (1.39%) Google
9 4 (1.39%) MobileIron
9 4 (1.39%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.39%) Talend
10 3 (1.05%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.05%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.05%) Siemens