Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 28 30
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 323 367 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.40% 6.30% 5.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.20% 20.09% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 214 216
North West median daily rate £375 £410 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +5.47% +3.32%
10th Percentile £202 £296 £208
90th Percentile £563 £615 £581
England median daily rate £425 £446 £425
% change year-on-year -4.66% +4.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 19 25
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +114.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.99 £12.89 £9.90
90th Percentile £48.10 £65.00 £47.39
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.90 £18.25
% change year-on-year -20.09% +20.00% -1.35%

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 1,775 1,827 2,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.65% 31.34% 33.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,031 1,091 1,489
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £225 £248
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 93 106
North West median hourly rate £23.15 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.75% +25.00% -4.95%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £52.90 £55.00 £47.20
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.50% - +10.34%

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 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -20 143 £375 -11.76% 102
Cheshire -19 73 £400 - 30
Lancashire +19 45 £525 -13.93% 15
Merseyside +4 30 £363 -1.69% 18
Cumbria +3 24 £350 -7.89% 4
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 143 (44.27%) Problem-Solving
2 69 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (20.12%) Microsoft
4 55 (17.03%) Finance
5 54 (16.72%) ITIL
6 48 (14.86%) SQL
7 44 (13.62%) Windows
8 43 (13.31%) Analytics
9 41 (12.69%) Project Management
9 41 (12.69%) Security Cleared
10 39 (12.07%) Degree
11 37 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (10.84%) Decision-Making
13 31 (9.60%) Service Management
13 31 (9.60%) SC Cleared
14 30 (9.29%) Change Management
15 27 (8.36%) Workflow
15 27 (8.36%) SAP
16 26 (8.05%) SQL Server
17 25 (7.74%) HTML
17 25 (7.74%) Microsoft Excel
17 25 (7.74%) Continuous Improvement
18 24 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
18 24 (7.43%) Business Analysis
19 23 (7.12%) Management Information System
19 23 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
19 23 (7.12%) Analytical Thinking
20 22 (6.81%) User Experience
20 22 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
20 22 (6.81%) WAN

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 (4.95%) NetWeaver
2 14 (4.33%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.41%) Confluence
4 9 (2.79%) SAS
5 8 (2.48%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.86%) IIS
8 5 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.24%) ArcGIS
9 4 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.24%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.93%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.93%) CMS
10 3 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.93%) JBoss
10 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.62%) Apache
11 2 (0.62%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 25 (7.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.17%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.93%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.31%) iTrent
3 1 (0.31%) Magento
3 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.31%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.31%) Scribe Insight
3 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.26%) Office 365
3 16 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (3.72%) Google Analytics
5 8 (2.48%) GitHub
6 5 (1.55%) IaaS
6 5 (1.55%) PaaS
7 4 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.24%) Google Tag Manager
8 3 (0.93%) Yarn
9 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.62%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.62%) SaaS
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.81%) WAN
2 20 (6.19%) LAN
3 18 (5.57%) SMS
4 17 (5.26%) Firewall
5 16 (4.95%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.33%) DNS
7 13 (4.02%) SAN
8 9 (2.79%) VPN
9 8 (2.48%) DHCP
9 8 (2.48%) DMZ
9 8 (2.48%) Internet
10 7 (2.17%) VoIP
11 6 (1.86%) HTTP
11 6 (1.86%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (1.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (1.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (1.55%) MPLS
12 5 (1.55%) NAS
12 5 (1.55%) SSL
13 4 (1.24%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.19%) Big Data
3 15 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.64%) SAP BW
4 12 (3.72%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.10%) DB2
5 10 (3.10%) Hadoop
5 10 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.79%) Apache Hive
6 9 (2.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.48%) HBase
8 7 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.17%) Data Lake
8 7 (2.17%) Pentaho
9 6 (1.86%) GIS
9 6 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.24%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.24%) RavenDB
10 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.93%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (5.57%) JIRA
2 12 (3.72%) Eclipse
3 8 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.48%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.48%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.17%) ERwin
4 7 (2.17%) MSI
5 6 (1.86%) Axure RP
6 5 (1.55%) GitLab
7 3 (0.93%) Grunt
7 3 (0.93%) gulp
7 3 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (0.93%) Mocha
8 2 (0.62%) Selenium
8 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.31%) Ant
9 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.31%) JMeter
9 1 (0.31%) Maven
9 1 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 55 (17.03%) Finance
2 19 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.33%) Banking
4 12 (3.72%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.79%) Games
5 9 (2.79%) Marketing
6 7 (2.17%) Retail
7 4 (1.24%) Legal
7 4 (1.24%) Military
8 3 (0.93%) Electronics
9 2 (0.62%) Advertising
9 2 (0.62%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.62%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 88 (27.24%) Analyst
2 40 (12.38%) Developer
3 35 (10.84%) Business Analyst
4 23 (7.12%) Architect
5 16 (4.95%) Project Manager
6 13 (4.02%) SAP Analyst
7 12 (3.72%) User Researcher
8 10 (3.10%) Data Analyst
8 10 (3.10%) Network Engineer
9 9 (2.79%) IT Analyst
10 8 (2.48%) Administrator
10 8 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.17%) Applications Engineer
11 7 (2.17%) Data Architect
11 7 (2.17%) Security Engineer
11 7 (2.17%) Tester
12 6 (1.86%) Digital Analyst
12 6 (1.86%) Project Officer
12 6 (1.86%) Service Analyst
12 6 (1.86%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.74%) HTML
2 21 (6.50%) CSS
3 17 (5.26%) Web Services
4 16 (4.95%) .NET
5 15 (4.64%) HTML5
6 14 (4.33%) jQuery
7 13 (4.02%) Web Dynpro
8 11 (3.41%) SAPUI5
8 11 (3.41%) XML
9 10 (3.10%) CSS3
9 10 (3.10%) Node.js
9 10 (3.10%) SOAP
9 10 (3.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (2.79%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.17%) Middleware
12 6 (1.86%) RESTful
13 5 (1.55%) REST
14 4 (1.24%) AngularJS
14 4 (1.24%) React
14 4 (1.24%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.12%) Management Information System
2 22 (6.81%) User Experience
3 19 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.95%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (4.33%) Mobile App
5 14 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.86%) Clustering
6 6 (1.86%) Replication
6 6 (1.86%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.55%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.55%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.55%) Mobile Games
7 5 (1.55%) PMI
8 4 (1.24%) Blog
8 4 (1.24%) Life Science
8 4 (1.24%) NHS
8 4 (1.24%) Social Media
8 4 (1.24%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.93%) Semantic Web
9 3 (0.93%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.62%) Windows
2 20 (6.19%) Unix
3 18 (5.57%) Linux
4 15 (4.64%) Android
5 14 (4.33%) Windows 10
5 14 (4.33%) Windows 7
5 14 (4.33%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.72%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.55%) AIX
9 4 (1.24%) Solaris
10 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (44.27%) Problem-Solving
2 69 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (16.72%) ITIL
4 43 (13.31%) Analytics
5 41 (12.69%) Project Management
6 37 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (10.84%) Decision-Making
8 31 (9.60%) Service Management
9 30 (9.29%) Change Management
10 27 (8.36%) Workflow
11 25 (7.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (7.43%) Business Analysis
13 23 (7.12%) Analytical Thinking
14 22 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (6.50%) SDLC
16 20 (6.19%) Data Management
17 19 (5.88%) Data Modelling
17 19 (5.88%) ITSM
18 17 (5.26%) Change Control
19 16 (4.95%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.86%) SQL
2 21 (6.50%) JavaScript
3 18 (5.57%) Java
4 12 (3.72%) C#
5 11 (3.41%) ABAP
6 10 (3.10%) Python
6 10 (3.10%) Shell Script
7 9 (2.79%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.48%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.17%) PHP
10 4 (1.24%) R
11 2 (0.62%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.62%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.62%) Go
11 2 (0.62%) Jython
11 2 (0.62%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.62%) Perl
11 2 (0.62%) SAS Macro
11 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (12.69%) Security Cleared
2 39 (12.07%) Degree
3 31 (9.60%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.79%) CCNA
7 8 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.55%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.24%) CCNP
10 4 (1.24%) ISEB
10 4 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.24%) MBA
10 4 (1.24%) MCSE
10 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.24%) Postgraduate
10 4 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.26%) QA
2 15 (4.64%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.17%) SLA
4 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.62%) GDPR
5 2 (0.62%) PMO
5 2 (0.62%) WCAG
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) COSHH
6 1 (0.31%) GCP
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.31%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 16 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.86%) Docker
5 5 (1.55%) ProxySG
6 4 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.24%) XenApp
7 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.62%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (4.64%) SCCM
2 8 (2.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.24%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.93%) Grafana
5 3 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.93%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.93%) Puppet
5 3 (0.93%) WSUS
5 3 (0.93%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.62%) Ansible
6 2 (0.62%) Kibana
6 2 (0.62%) NetApp OnCommand
6 2 (0.62%) SCOM
6 2 (0.62%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.62%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.31%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 65 (20.12%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.36%) SAP
3 20 (6.19%) Oracle
4 19 (5.88%) HP
5 17 (5.26%) VMware
6 16 (4.95%) Cisco
7 15 (4.64%) Google
8 13 (4.02%) Citrix
9 12 (3.72%) Tableau
10 10 (3.10%) CA
10 10 (3.10%) IBM
11 8 (2.48%) Informatica
12 7 (2.17%) CheckPoint
12 7 (2.17%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.17%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.86%) Adobe
13 6 (1.86%) Capita
13 6 (1.86%) Juniper
13 6 (1.86%) Symantec
14 5 (1.55%) Blue Coat