Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 27 26
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 340 382 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.00% 5.86% 5.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.53% 18.16% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 220 330
North West median daily rate £425 £391 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.63% +0.64% +11.88%
10th Percentile £294 £142 £250
90th Percentile £628 £625 £566
England median daily rate £450 £420 £405
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 17
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £14.05 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +149.15% -26.07% +31.03%
10th Percentile £12.89 £10.68 £11.80
90th Percentile £60.81 £29.01 £49.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +2.89%

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 1656 2104 2433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.21% 32.28% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 1361 1427
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £206 £231 £213
90th Percentile £575 £574 £553
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 88 119
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £18.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.46 £11.30 £11.45
90th Percentile £55.00 £44.83 £44.35
England median hourly rate £21.20 £20.38 £19.35
% change year-on-year +4.05% +5.30% +10.57%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 +7 164 £433 +15.33% 62
Cheshire 0 86 £420 +5.00% 29
Merseyside +5 47 £400 -11.11% 6
Lancashire -11 19 £610 +52.50% 7
Cumbria +7 14 £390 -22.00% 1
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Skills also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 108 (31.76%) Finance
2 91 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (13.82%) Java
3 47 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (13.82%) Microsoft
4 46 (13.53%) SQL
5 38 (11.18%) Project Management
6 35 (10.29%) Linux
7 34 (10.00%) Management Information System
7 34 (10.00%) Banking
8 33 (9.71%) JIRA
9 32 (9.41%) Python
9 32 (9.41%) ITIL
10 31 (9.12%) Microsoft Excel
10 31 (9.12%) SAP
11 30 (8.82%) Manufacturing
12 29 (8.53%) Windows
13 28 (8.24%) Scrum
13 28 (8.24%) Security Cleared
13 28 (8.24%) Business Analysis
13 28 (8.24%) Analytical Thinking
14 26 (7.65%) Migration
14 26 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (7.65%) Telecoms
14 26 (7.65%) Risk Management
15 25 (7.35%) Oracle
15 25 (7.35%) Marketing
16 24 (7.06%) TDD
16 24 (7.06%) C#
16 24 (7.06%) XML

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 22 (6.47%) SAS
2 17 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.65%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.35%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.76%) NetWeaver
7 4 (1.18%) Tuxedo
8 3 (0.88%) CMS
8 3 (0.88%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.59%) IIS
9 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.59%) Smallworld
9 2 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.29%) Apache
10 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 31 (9.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.59%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.59%) MicroStation
6 2 (0.59%) SPSS
7 1 (0.29%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.06%) SAP ERP
1 7 (2.06%) SAP SRM
2 5 (1.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.47%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (1.47%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.47%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.88%) HFM
3 3 (0.88%) SAP FI-AP
3 3 (0.88%) SAP MDM
3 3 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.59%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.59%) Magento
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.29%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (2.35%) Amazon S3
3 6 (1.76%) GitHub
3 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.47%) Office 365
5 2 (0.59%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.29%) Heroku
6 1 (0.29%) npm
6 1 (0.29%) Route 53
6 1 (0.29%) Serverless
6 1 (0.29%) Veeva
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.12%) Intranet
2 11 (3.24%) Firewall
3 8 (2.35%) WAN
4 7 (2.06%) SMS
5 6 (1.76%) LAN
5 6 (1.76%) VPN
6 5 (1.47%) DNS
6 5 (1.47%) FTP
6 5 (1.47%) ISDN
6 5 (1.47%) LDAP
6 5 (1.47%) MPLS
6 5 (1.47%) SAN
7 4 (1.18%) Skype
8 3 (0.88%) ADSL
8 3 (0.88%) DHCP
8 3 (0.88%) Internet
8 3 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.88%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.88%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.76%) Big Data
2 20 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (3.82%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.35%) MySQL
7 7 (2.06%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.76%) Data Lake
8 6 (1.76%) DB2
8 6 (1.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.76%) HBase
8 6 (1.76%) Pentaho
8 6 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.76%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.76%) SAP BW
8 6 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 33 (9.71%) JIRA
2 21 (6.18%) Git (software)
3 17 (5.00%) TeamCity
4 13 (3.82%) Cucumber
5 10 (2.94%) GitLab
6 7 (2.06%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.06%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.76%) ERwin
8 5 (1.47%) Selenium
9 4 (1.18%) PeopleTools
9 4 (1.18%) Subversion
10 3 (0.88%) Ant
10 3 (0.88%) ClearQuest
10 3 (0.88%) JDeveloper
10 3 (0.88%) JMeter
10 3 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.88%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.88%) TortoiseSVN
10 3 (0.88%) WATIR
10 3 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 108 (31.76%) Finance
2 34 (10.00%) Banking
3 30 (8.82%) Manufacturing
4 26 (7.65%) Telecoms
5 25 (7.35%) Marketing
6 14 (4.12%) Electronics
7 11 (3.24%) Legal
7 11 (3.24%) Retail Banking
8 10 (2.94%) Retail
9 4 (1.18%) Billing
9 4 (1.18%) Law
9 4 (1.18%) Military
10 3 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.88%) Publishing
11 2 (0.59%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 117 (34.41%) Analyst
2 61 (17.94%) Developer
3 34 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 30 (8.82%) Architect
5 19 (5.59%) Consultant
6 16 (4.71%) Data Analyst
7 13 (3.82%) Information Architect
8 12 (3.53%) Project Manager
9 10 (2.94%) Administrator
9 10 (2.94%) Java Developer
9 10 (2.94%) Scala Developer
9 10 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (2.65%) Data Architect
10 9 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (2.65%) Software Engineer
10 9 (2.65%) Systems Analyst
11 8 (2.35%) SAP Analyst
11 8 (2.35%) Security Analyst
11 8 (2.35%) Senior Manager
11 8 (2.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.06%) XML
2 22 (6.47%) .NET
2 22 (6.47%) CSS
2 22 (6.47%) HTML
2 22 (6.47%) JSON
2 22 (6.47%) Web Services
3 14 (4.12%) CSS3
3 14 (4.12%) HTML5
4 13 (3.82%) Node.js
4 13 (3.82%) SOAP
5 12 (3.53%) Middleware
6 10 (2.94%) Akka
6 10 (2.94%) JSP
6 10 (2.94%) Servlets
7 9 (2.65%) Ajax
7 9 (2.65%) AngularJS
7 9 (2.65%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (2.65%) jQuery
7 9 (2.65%) REST
7 9 (2.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.24%) Taxonomies
3 10 (2.94%) Analytical Mindset
3 10 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.94%) Credit Risk
3 10 (2.94%) User Experience
4 7 (2.06%) Data Structures
4 7 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.06%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.76%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.76%) Replication
6 4 (1.18%) NHS
7 3 (0.88%) CESG
7 3 (0.88%) Clustering
7 3 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (0.88%) Equities
7 3 (0.88%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.88%) iPhone
7 3 (0.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.29%) Linux
2 29 (8.53%) Windows
3 21 (6.18%) Unix
4 10 (2.94%) Android
5 9 (2.65%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.06%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.18%) AIX
7 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.29%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (11.18%) Project Management
4 32 (9.41%) ITIL
5 28 (8.24%) Analytical Thinking
5 28 (8.24%) Business Analysis
5 28 (8.24%) Scrum
6 26 (7.65%) Migration
6 26 (7.65%) Risk Management
6 26 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (7.06%) Data Modelling
7 24 (7.06%) TDD
8 22 (6.47%) Analytics
8 22 (6.47%) Data Analysis
9 20 (5.88%) Change Management
9 20 (5.88%) Information Security
9 20 (5.88%) Open Source
9 20 (5.88%) Validation
10 18 (5.29%) Programme Management
10 18 (5.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 47 (13.82%) Java
2 46 (13.53%) SQL
3 32 (9.41%) Python
4 24 (7.06%) C#
5 22 (6.47%) Shell Script
6 21 (6.18%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.94%) Clojure
8 7 (2.06%) C++
8 7 (2.06%) R
9 6 (1.76%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.76%) VBA
10 5 (1.47%) PHP
10 5 (1.47%) Ruby
11 3 (0.88%) ABAP
11 3 (0.88%) C
11 3 (0.88%) COBOL
11 3 (0.88%) Perl
11 3 (0.88%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.59%) JCL
12 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.47%) Degree
3 17 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.24%) CISSP
5 6 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.47%) CISA
6 5 (1.47%) CISM
6 5 (1.47%) GCFA
6 5 (1.47%) GIAC
7 4 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.88%) CCNA
8 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.88%) GCED
8 3 (0.88%) GCIA
8 3 (0.88%) GCIH
8 3 (0.88%) GREM
8 3 (0.88%) GSEC
8 3 (0.88%) IIBA
9 2 (0.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.88%) QA
2 13 (3.82%) Data Quality
2 13 (3.82%) PMO
3 9 (2.65%) GPG13
4 8 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (2.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (1.47%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.18%) COBIT
8 3 (0.88%) CESG Infosec
8 3 (0.88%) GDPR
8 3 (0.88%) IFRS
8 3 (0.88%) SLA
9 2 (0.59%) COSO
9 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.59%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.29%) GCP
10 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 18 (5.29%) Docker
2 13 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.06%) Kibana
1 7 (2.06%) logstash
2 5 (1.47%) Rancher
3 4 (1.18%) Ansible
4 3 (0.88%) IBM BigFix
4 3 (0.88%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.88%) SCCM
4 3 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.59%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.59%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.29%) Puppet
6 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.12%) SAP
3 25 (7.35%) Oracle
4 17 (5.00%) IBM
5 12 (3.53%) Cisco
5 12 (3.53%) Cognos
5 12 (3.53%) Tableau
6 8 (2.35%) HP
6 8 (2.35%) VMware
7 6 (1.76%) CA
7 6 (1.76%) Informatica
8 5 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.47%) Citrix
8 5 (1.47%) Hyperion
8 5 (1.47%) Juniper
8 5 (1.47%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.18%) BEA
9 4 (1.18%) NetApp
9 4 (1.18%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.18%) Red Hat