Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 27 25
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 261 372 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.11% 6.37% 6.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.91% 21.14% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 229 176
North West median daily rate £410 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +7.94% +1.61%
10th Percentile £250 £262 £163
90th Percentile £575 £603 £529
England median daily rate £450 £435 £435
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 38 20
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £14.03 £38.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.22% -63.55% +92.44%
10th Percentile £14.30 £12.00 £14.56
90th Percentile £48.69 £50.18 £65.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% -20.00% +12.56%

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 1,457 1,760 1,824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.53% 30.14% 33.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1,023 1,074
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £225 £257 £213
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 117 129
North West median hourly rate £20.87 £20.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.34% +7.07% -1.01%
10th Percentile £12.01 £12.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.25 £54.10 £49.90
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -7.14%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 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 -16 107 £413 -2.94% 31
Cheshire +5 76 £338 -20.59% 8
Lancashire +1 49 £450 -9.77% 2
Merseyside -24 14 £375 -11.76% 4
Cumbria -8 6 £350 -3.45%
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 91 (34.87%) Problem-Solving
2 58 (22.22%) SQL
3 54 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (20.31%) Finance
5 43 (16.48%) Microsoft
5 43 (16.48%) Degree
6 41 (15.71%) Analytics
7 38 (14.56%) ITIL
7 38 (14.56%) Windows
8 37 (14.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (11.49%) Microsoft Excel
10 29 (11.11%) Project Management
11 28 (10.73%) Migration
12 27 (10.34%) Java
12 27 (10.34%) JavaScript
12 27 (10.34%) Banking
13 25 (9.58%) Python
13 25 (9.58%) Data Modelling
13 25 (9.58%) Change Management
14 23 (8.81%) HTML
14 23 (8.81%) CSS
15 22 (8.43%) Office 365
16 20 (7.66%) User Experience
16 20 (7.66%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (7.66%) Computer Science
16 20 (7.66%) jQuery
17 19 (7.28%) Microsoft Office
17 19 (7.28%) SDLC
17 19 (7.28%) DevOps
18 18 (6.90%) Tableau

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 (6.13%) Apache Spark
2 11 (4.21%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.45%) IBM Notes
3 9 (3.45%) SAS
3 9 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.68%) IIS
5 3 (1.15%) Apache
5 3 (1.15%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) Appian
6 1 (0.38%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.38%) FormScape
6 1 (0.38%) JBoss
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (11.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (7.28%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (4.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (3.83%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.68%) Stata
6 6 (2.30%) SPSS
7 2 (0.77%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.38%) InVision
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) SAP APO
1 3 (1.15%) SAP IBP
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.77%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.43%) Office 365
2 17 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.45%) Google Analytics
5 6 (2.30%) IaaS
6 5 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.92%) PaaS
6 5 (1.92%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.15%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (1.15%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.15%) SaaS
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.77%) Serverless
8 2 (0.77%) Veeva
9 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.75%) DNS
2 13 (4.98%) DHCP
3 12 (4.60%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.83%) VPN
5 8 (3.07%) SSL
6 7 (2.68%) WAN
7 6 (2.30%) Internet
7 6 (2.30%) MPLS
8 5 (1.92%) LAN
8 5 (1.92%) VoIP
9 4 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.53%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.53%) ISDN
9 4 (1.53%) PBX
9 4 (1.53%) SAN
9 4 (1.53%) VLAN
10 3 (1.15%) DMZ
10 3 (1.15%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.15%) Intranet
11 2 (0.77%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.98%) Hadoop
1 13 (4.98%) MongoDB
1 13 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.83%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.68%) Big Data
6 6 (2.30%) Data Mining
6 6 (2.30%) MySQL
6 6 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.92%) Power BI
8 4 (1.53%) DB2
8 4 (1.53%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.15%) GIS
9 3 (1.15%) OLAP
9 3 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.15%) Snowflake Schema
9 3 (1.15%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (6.51%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.13%) JIRA
3 13 (4.98%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.21%) JUnit
5 5 (1.92%) MSI
6 4 (1.53%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (1.53%) Maven
6 4 (1.53%) Mocha
6 4 (1.53%) Selenium
7 3 (1.15%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.15%) JMeter
7 3 (1.15%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.15%) Protractor
8 2 (0.77%) Ant
8 2 (0.77%) Appium
8 2 (0.77%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.77%) Gradle
8 2 (0.77%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.77%) TestNG
General
1 53 (20.31%) Finance
2 27 (10.34%) Banking
3 18 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.60%) Retail
5 10 (3.83%) Marketing
6 8 (3.07%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.30%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.92%) Billing
9 3 (1.15%) Electronics
9 3 (1.15%) Legal
9 3 (1.15%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Avionics
10 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.38%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Local Government
10 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (29.12%) Analyst
2 42 (16.09%) Developer
3 32 (12.26%) Architect
4 27 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 15 (5.75%) Data Architect
6 10 (3.83%) Service Analyst
7 9 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (3.45%) Project Manager
7 9 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (2.68%) Consultant
8 7 (2.68%) Coordinator
8 7 (2.68%) Test Manager
8 7 (2.68%) UI Developer
9 6 (2.30%) Administrator
9 6 (2.30%) Data Analyst
9 6 (2.30%) IT Analyst
9 6 (2.30%) Network Engineer
9 6 (2.30%) Security Analyst
9 6 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (2.30%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.81%) CSS
1 23 (8.81%) HTML
2 20 (7.66%) jQuery
3 16 (6.13%) AngularJS
3 16 (6.13%) React
4 14 (5.36%) REST
5 12 (4.60%) Spring
6 11 (4.21%) HTML5
6 11 (4.21%) Spring Boot
7 9 (3.45%) Node.js
7 9 (3.45%) Servlets
8 8 (3.07%) .NET
9 7 (2.68%) CSS3
9 7 (2.68%) Sass
9 7 (2.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (2.68%) Web Services
10 6 (2.30%) Angular 2
10 6 (2.30%) Middleware
11 4 (1.53%) J2EE
11 4 (1.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.66%) User Experience
2 18 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.68%) Clustering
6 6 (2.30%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.92%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.92%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.92%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.92%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.92%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.92%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.53%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.15%) Analogue Electronics
9 3 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.15%) Blog
9 3 (1.15%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.15%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.56%) Windows
2 15 (5.75%) Linux
3 12 (4.60%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.68%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.30%) Android
5 6 (2.30%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.30%) Unix
6 5 (1.92%) Solaris
7 3 (1.15%) AIX
7 3 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.77%) HPUX
8 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.38%) MVS
9 1 (0.38%) SUSE
9 1 (0.38%) VME
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (34.87%) Problem-Solving
2 54 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (15.71%) Analytics
4 38 (14.56%) ITIL
5 37 (14.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (11.11%) Project Management
7 28 (10.73%) Migration
8 25 (9.58%) Change Management
8 25 (9.58%) Data Modelling
9 20 (7.66%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (7.66%) Computer Science
10 19 (7.28%) DevOps
10 19 (7.28%) SDLC
11 17 (6.51%) Data Analytics
11 17 (6.51%) Decision-Making
11 17 (6.51%) Service Management
12 16 (6.13%) Microservices
13 15 (5.75%) Analytical Thinking
13 15 (5.75%) Data Migration
13 15 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 58 (22.22%) SQL
2 27 (10.34%) Java
2 27 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 25 (9.58%) Python
4 9 (3.45%) C#
5 8 (3.07%) R
6 7 (2.68%) VBA
7 6 (2.30%) TypeScript
7 6 (2.30%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.92%) C++
9 4 (1.53%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.15%) C
10 3 (1.15%) ES6
10 3 (1.15%) ES7
10 3 (1.15%) ES8
10 3 (1.15%) PHP
10 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.15%) VB
11 2 (0.77%) Go
11 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (16.48%) Degree
2 11 (4.21%) MCP
3 8 (3.07%) CCNA
3 8 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.07%) ISEB
4 7 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.30%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.53%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.15%) CCNP
8 3 (1.15%) HNC
8 3 (1.15%) HND
8 3 (1.15%) PMP
8 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.77%) MCITP
9 2 (0.77%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.75%) SLA
2 7 (2.68%) QA
3 5 (1.92%) GDPR
4 4 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.53%) PMO
5 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.38%) IFRS
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.38%) MIL-STD-498
6 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (6.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.77%) Docker
4 2 (0.77%) NFS
4 2 (0.77%) vSphere
5 1 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.15%) SCCM
3 2 (0.77%) Grafana
3 2 (0.77%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.77%) Nagios
3 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.77%) vRealize
4 1 (0.38%) Ansible
4 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.38%) Puppet
4 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.90%) Tableau
3 16 (6.13%) Oracle
4 12 (4.60%) SAP
5 10 (3.83%) VMware
6 9 (3.45%) Cisco
6 9 (3.45%) Google
6 9 (3.45%) Lotus
7 5 (1.92%) Citrix
7 5 (1.92%) HP
7 5 (1.92%) IBM
7 5 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.53%) Cognos
8 4 (1.53%) Minitab
9 3 (1.15%) Adobe
9 3 (1.15%) Dell
9 3 (1.15%) DevExpress
9 3 (1.15%) Infragistics
9 3 (1.15%) Remedy
9 3 (1.15%) Sun