Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 26 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 366 335 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.95% 5.90% 5.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.64% 17.77% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 194 243
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £238 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £573
England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 33
North West median hourly rate £13.54 £37.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.91% +87.50% +40.35%
10th Percentile £11.55 £14.35 £10.65
90th Percentile £49.30 £63.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +21.62% +0.08%

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 1,864 1,885 2,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.31% 33.22% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,089 1,134 1,505
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £216 £225
90th Percentile £573 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 124 124
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £23.95 £18.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.32% +26.92% +17.94%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.27
90th Percentile £53.35 £52.20 £47.39
England median hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.51% -2.50% +11.11%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -8 153 £390 -2.50% 111
Cheshire -11 94 £400 +1.91% 50
Lancashire +16 44 £473 -5.50% 21
Merseyside +18 38 £448 +28.06% 16
Cumbria +4 25 £350 -3.45% 6
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 159 (43.44%) Problem-Solving
2 89 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (21.04%) Finance
4 66 (18.03%) Microsoft
5 56 (15.30%) ITIL
6 53 (14.48%) SQL
7 47 (12.84%) Analytics
8 43 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 42 (11.48%) Project Management
10 39 (10.66%) Windows
10 39 (10.66%) Degree
11 38 (10.38%) Security Cleared
12 36 (9.84%) SQL Server
12 36 (9.84%) Decision-Making
13 35 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
14 34 (9.29%) Service Management
14 34 (9.29%) Change Management
15 32 (8.74%) SAP
16 30 (8.20%) Python
16 30 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
17 29 (7.92%) Linux
17 29 (7.92%) Oracle
17 29 (7.92%) Java
17 29 (7.92%) QA
17 29 (7.92%) Business Analysis
17 29 (7.92%) Big Data
18 28 (7.65%) SC Cleared
18 28 (7.65%) HP
19 27 (7.38%) JIRA
20 26 (7.10%) JavaScript

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 14 (3.83%) SharePoint
1 14 (3.83%) Tomcat
2 12 (3.28%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.01%) Apache
3 11 (3.01%) NetWeaver
4 9 (2.46%) IIS
4 9 (2.46%) SAS
5 8 (2.19%) Confluence
5 8 (2.19%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.91%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.64%) JBoss
8 5 (1.37%) CMS
8 5 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.37%) WebLogic Integration
9 3 (0.82%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.82%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.82%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.64%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.27%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.27%) InDesign
8 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.27%) iTrent
3 1 (0.27%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.27%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.27%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.27%) Scribe Insight
3 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.55%) Office 365
4 11 (3.01%) Google Analytics
5 9 (2.46%) GitHub
6 8 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.91%) PaaS
8 4 (1.09%) SaaS
9 3 (0.82%) IaaS
9 3 (0.82%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.27%) Taleo
11 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.83%) LAN
1 25 (6.83%) WAN
2 20 (5.46%) SMS
3 18 (4.92%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.83%) SAN
5 13 (3.55%) DMZ
6 12 (3.28%) DNS
6 12 (3.28%) Firewall
6 12 (3.28%) IPsec
7 11 (3.01%) VPN
8 10 (2.73%) NAS
8 10 (2.73%) VoIP
9 9 (2.46%) Ethernet
10 8 (2.19%) FTP
10 8 (2.19%) Internet
11 7 (1.91%) DHCP
12 5 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (1.37%) HTTP
12 5 (1.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.92%) Big Data
3 16 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (3.55%) Hadoop
4 13 (3.55%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.73%) DB2
5 10 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (2.73%) SAP BW
6 9 (2.46%) Apache Hive
7 8 (2.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.19%) HBase
8 7 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.91%) Pentaho
8 7 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.37%) Data Lake
10 5 (1.37%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.37%) MS Access
11 4 (1.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 27 (7.38%) JIRA
2 17 (4.64%) Jenkins
3 16 (4.37%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.73%) GitLab
5 9 (2.46%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.19%) MSI
7 7 (1.91%) ERwin
7 7 (1.91%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.64%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.64%) PyCharm
8 6 (1.64%) Selenium
9 5 (1.37%) IntelliJ
10 4 (1.09%) Axure RP
10 4 (1.09%) gulp
11 3 (0.82%) CA Release Automation
11 3 (0.82%) JUnit
11 3 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.82%) Protractor
11 3 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.55%) Cucumber
General
1 77 (21.04%) Finance
2 26 (7.10%) Manufacturing
3 25 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 19 (5.19%) Banking
5 17 (4.64%) Marketing
6 14 (3.83%) Electronics
7 11 (3.01%) Legal
8 7 (1.91%) Billing
8 7 (1.91%) Games
9 4 (1.09%) Military
9 4 (1.09%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.82%) Retail
11 2 (0.55%) Advertising
11 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 95 (25.96%) Analyst
2 49 (13.39%) Developer
3 42 (11.48%) Business Analyst
4 15 (4.10%) User Researcher
5 14 (3.83%) Project Manager
6 11 (3.01%) Architect
6 11 (3.01%) Data Analyst
6 11 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (3.01%) Service Analyst
7 10 (2.73%) Designer
8 9 (2.46%) IT Analyst
8 9 (2.46%) IT Manager
8 9 (2.46%) Network Engineer
9 8 (2.19%) Administrator
9 8 (2.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (2.19%) Software Engineer
10 7 (1.91%) Consultant
10 7 (1.91%) Coordinator
10 7 (1.91%) SAP Analyst
10 7 (1.91%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.01%) HTML
2 20 (5.46%) CSS
3 16 (4.37%) jQuery
4 14 (3.83%) .NET
4 14 (3.83%) XML
5 13 (3.55%) Web Services
6 12 (3.28%) HTML5
7 10 (2.73%) CSS3
7 10 (2.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (2.46%) ASP.NET
8 9 (2.46%) Node.js
9 8 (2.19%) SOAP
9 8 (2.19%) Web Dynpro
10 7 (1.91%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.91%) J2EE
10 7 (1.91%) Middleware
10 7 (1.91%) REST
11 6 (1.64%) JSON
11 6 (1.64%) SAPUI5
12 5 (1.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.28%) Management Information System
2 17 (4.64%) User Experience
3 14 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.46%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.64%) Clustering
7 6 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.37%) Life Science
8 5 (1.37%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.37%) PMI
9 4 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.09%) Social Media
10 3 (0.82%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.82%) Kindle
10 3 (0.82%) Replication
10 3 (0.82%) Semantic Web
10 3 (0.82%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.82%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.66%) Windows
2 29 (7.92%) Linux
3 20 (5.46%) Unix
4 19 (5.19%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (3.55%) Windows 10
7 12 (3.28%) Android
8 8 (2.19%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.19%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.37%) AIX
11 5 (1.37%) HPUX
11 5 (1.37%) SUSE
11 5 (1.37%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.09%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.82%) Solaris
14 2 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (43.44%) Problem-Solving
2 89 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (15.30%) ITIL
4 47 (12.84%) Analytics
5 43 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (11.48%) Project Management
7 36 (9.84%) Decision-Making
8 35 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (9.29%) Change Management
9 34 (9.29%) Service Management
10 29 (7.92%) Business Analysis
11 23 (6.28%) Data Management
11 23 (6.28%) Data Modelling
11 23 (6.28%) Programme Management
12 22 (6.01%) Analytical Thinking
12 22 (6.01%) Migration
12 22 (6.01%) Time Management
13 21 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (5.74%) Test Automation
14 20 (5.46%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (14.48%) SQL
2 30 (8.20%) Python
3 29 (7.92%) Java
4 26 (7.10%) JavaScript
5 15 (4.10%) PowerShell
6 13 (3.55%) C#
7 9 (2.46%) Go
7 9 (2.46%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.46%) VB
8 8 (2.19%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.64%) ABAP
9 6 (1.64%) PHP
9 6 (1.64%) R
10 5 (1.37%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.37%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 4 (1.09%) VBScript
12 3 (0.82%) Perl
12 3 (0.82%) Ruby
12 3 (0.82%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (10.66%) Degree
2 38 (10.38%) Security Cleared
3 28 (7.65%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.46%) CCNA
5 9 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.91%) ISEB
8 5 (1.37%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.37%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.09%) MBA
9 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.82%) CCNP
10 3 (0.82%) CISSP
10 3 (0.82%) MCSE
10 3 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.92%) QA
2 14 (3.83%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.73%) SLA
4 7 (1.91%) GDPR
5 6 (1.64%) GCP
6 4 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.55%) COBIT
7 2 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.55%) MIL-STD-498
7 2 (0.55%) PMO
8 1 (0.27%) COSHH
8 1 (0.27%) GAAP
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 25 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.28%) Docker
2 12 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (3.28%) XenApp
3 8 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.64%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.37%) ProxySG
6 4 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.82%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.55%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.27%) Firmware
9 1 (0.27%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 18 (4.92%) SCCM
2 15 (4.10%) Kubernetes
3 12 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (3.01%) HP ALM
5 9 (2.46%) Ansible
5 9 (2.46%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (2.19%) Puppet
6 8 (2.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.82%) logstash
9 2 (0.55%) Kibana
9 2 (0.55%) MaaS360
9 2 (0.55%) NetApp OnCommand
9 2 (0.55%) WSUS
10 1 (0.27%) Grafana
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 66 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.74%) SAP
3 29 (7.92%) Oracle
4 28 (7.65%) HP
5 25 (6.83%) VMware
6 19 (5.19%) Google
7 18 (4.92%) Citrix
8 17 (4.64%) Cisco
9 13 (3.55%) IBM
10 12 (3.28%) Tableau
11 11 (3.01%) Symantec
12 10 (2.73%) CA
13 8 (2.19%) Informatica
13 8 (2.19%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.91%) Capita
14 7 (1.91%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.64%) Atlassian
15 6 (1.64%) Juniper
15 6 (1.64%) ServiceNow
16 5 (1.37%) TIBCO