Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 22 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 -1
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 329 405 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.11% 6.84% 5.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 21.02% 21.49% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 231 310
North West median daily rate £438 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -2.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £290 £138 £261
90th Percentile £625 £613 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 19 27
North West median hourly rate £21.39 £19.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -1.70% +9.57%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.35 £13.10
90th Percentile £61.01 £47.54 £49.50
England median hourly rate £19.42 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% -10.00% +11.11%

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 1,565 1,885 2,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.06% 31.85% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 1,205 1,460
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £200 £225 £213
90th Percentile £588 £587 £550
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 121
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -9.21% +17.57%
10th Percentile £12.69 £11.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £60.91 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £22.35 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% - +14.29%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -8 143 £435 +24.11% 130
Cheshire -12 85 £425 +15.65% 42
Merseyside +3 39 £500 +11.11% 24
Lancashire +4 35 £525 +40.00% 14
Cumbria +8 16 - - 1
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 94 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (26.75%) Finance
3 54 (16.41%) Java
4 43 (13.07%) Microsoft
5 41 (12.46%) Project Management
6 40 (12.16%) Python
7 38 (11.55%) Linux
8 36 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
9 35 (10.64%) Analytics
10 33 (10.03%) ITIL
10 33 (10.03%) Security Cleared
11 32 (9.73%) SQL
11 32 (9.73%) Management Information System
12 28 (8.51%) Node.js
13 27 (8.21%) Test Automation
13 27 (8.21%) DevOps
13 27 (8.21%) Telecoms
13 27 (8.21%) Microsoft Excel
14 26 (7.90%) Oracle
14 26 (7.90%) SAP
14 26 (7.90%) Change Management
14 26 (7.90%) Degree
15 25 (7.60%) SC Cleared
15 25 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (7.60%) CSS
16 24 (7.29%) HTML
16 24 (7.29%) JavaScript
16 24 (7.29%) Unix
16 24 (7.29%) IBM
16 24 (7.29%) Data Modelling

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 19 (5.78%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.17%) WebLogic
3 13 (3.95%) CMS
3 13 (3.95%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.65%) SAS
5 10 (3.04%) Apache
6 7 (2.13%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.82%) JBoss
8 5 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.22%) Tuxedo
9 4 (1.22%) WebLogic Integration
10 3 (0.91%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.91%) Confluence
10 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.91%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.91%) K2 blackpearl
10 3 (0.91%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (8.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (4.86%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.82%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.61%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.61%) SPSS
6 1 (0.30%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.30%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (0.91%) HFM
3 2 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.61%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.61%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.61%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.61%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.30%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.30%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.65%) Google Analytics
3 8 (2.43%) PaaS
4 6 (1.82%) Office 365
5 4 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.22%) IaaS
5 4 (1.22%) SaaS
6 3 (0.91%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.61%) GitHub
7 2 (0.61%) Taleo
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.30%) npm
8 1 (0.30%) Route 53
8 1 (0.30%) Serverless
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.08%) Firewall
2 18 (5.47%) FTP
3 15 (4.56%) Intranet
4 13 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (2.43%) Internet
6 6 (1.82%) LAN
6 6 (1.82%) SAN
6 6 (1.82%) VPN
7 5 (1.52%) MPLS
7 5 (1.52%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.52%) VoIP
7 5 (1.52%) WAN
8 4 (1.22%) SMS
9 3 (0.91%) ISDN
10 2 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.30%) HTTP
11 1 (0.30%) NGN
11 1 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.30%) SMTP
11 1 (0.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.08%) Big Data
2 16 (4.86%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.13%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.82%) MS Access
6 5 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.22%) DB2
7 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.22%) Power BI
7 4 (1.22%) QlikView
8 3 (0.91%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.61%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.61%) HBase
9 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.61%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (6.99%) JIRA
2 22 (6.69%) Jenkins
3 17 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.43%) Selenium
4 8 (2.43%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.82%) GitLab
5 6 (1.82%) PyCharm
6 4 (1.22%) ClearQuest
6 4 (1.22%) gulp
6 4 (1.22%) JDeveloper
6 4 (1.22%) PeopleTools
6 4 (1.22%) Rational Team Concert
6 4 (1.22%) TestDirector
7 3 (0.91%) IntelliJ
7 3 (0.91%) JUnit
7 3 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.61%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.61%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.61%) ERwin
8 2 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 88 (26.75%) Finance
2 27 (8.21%) Telecoms
3 23 (6.99%) Manufacturing
4 19 (5.78%) Marketing
5 15 (4.56%) Banking
5 15 (4.56%) Electronics
6 11 (3.34%) Legal
7 6 (1.82%) Retail
7 6 (1.82%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.22%) Military
9 3 (0.91%) Billing
9 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Law
10 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.61%) Publishing
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 88 (26.75%) Analyst
2 42 (12.77%) Developer
3 30 (9.12%) Architect
4 29 (8.81%) Business Analyst
5 16 (4.86%) Project Manager
6 15 (4.56%) Data Analyst
7 13 (3.95%) Security Analyst
8 12 (3.65%) Consultant
8 12 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (3.34%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (2.74%) Information Architect
10 9 (2.74%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (2.74%) Security Operations Analyst
10 9 (2.74%) Senior Operations Analyst
10 9 (2.74%) Senior Security Analyst
10 9 (2.74%) Software Engineer
10 9 (2.74%) User Researcher
11 8 (2.43%) IT Manager
11 8 (2.43%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (2.13%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.51%) Node.js
2 25 (7.60%) CSS
3 24 (7.29%) HTML
4 18 (5.47%) JSON
4 18 (5.47%) Middleware
4 18 (5.47%) Web Services
5 14 (4.26%) .NET
6 13 (3.95%) CSS3
6 13 (3.95%) HTML5
7 10 (3.04%) REST
8 9 (2.74%) AngularJS
8 9 (2.74%) J2EE
8 9 (2.74%) JSP
8 9 (2.74%) LDAP
8 9 (2.74%) Servlets
8 9 (2.74%) XML
9 8 (2.43%) React
9 8 (2.43%) Sass
9 8 (2.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (2.13%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.73%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.04%) Mainframe
2 10 (3.04%) User Experience
3 9 (2.74%) CESG
3 9 (2.74%) Taxonomies
4 7 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (1.82%) Cyberattack
5 6 (1.82%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (1.52%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.52%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.52%) Replication
7 4 (1.22%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.91%) Blog
8 3 (0.91%) Equities
8 3 (0.91%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.91%) IVR
8 3 (0.91%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.55%) Linux
2 24 (7.29%) Unix
3 21 (6.38%) Windows
4 14 (4.26%) Android
5 13 (3.95%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.43%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.13%) AIX
7 7 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.22%) HPUX
8 4 (1.22%) SUSE
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.30%) Solaris
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (12.46%) Project Management
3 36 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (10.64%) Analytics
5 33 (10.03%) ITIL
6 27 (8.21%) DevOps
6 27 (8.21%) Test Automation
7 26 (7.90%) Change Management
8 25 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (7.29%) Data Modelling
9 24 (7.29%) Risk Management
10 23 (6.99%) Analytical Thinking
10 23 (6.99%) Business Analysis
10 23 (6.99%) Information Security
10 23 (6.99%) Open Source
11 22 (6.69%) Data Analysis
12 21 (6.38%) Data Management
12 21 (6.38%) Migration
13 20 (6.08%) Programme Management
13 20 (6.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 54 (16.41%) Java
2 40 (12.16%) Python
3 32 (9.73%) SQL
4 24 (7.29%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.65%) C#
6 10 (3.04%) Shell Script
7 9 (2.74%) COBOL
8 8 (2.43%) VB
9 7 (2.13%) C++
9 7 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.82%) JCL
10 6 (1.82%) R
11 5 (1.52%) Go
11 5 (1.52%) PHP
11 5 (1.52%) Ruby
12 4 (1.22%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 4 (1.22%) Perl
12 4 (1.22%) VBScript
13 3 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (10.03%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.90%) Degree
3 25 (7.60%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.34%) CISSP
4 11 (3.34%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (2.13%) GCED
6 7 (2.13%) GCFA
6 7 (2.13%) GCIA
6 7 (2.13%) GCIH
6 7 (2.13%) GIAC
6 7 (2.13%) GREM
6 7 (2.13%) GSEC
7 5 (1.52%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.91%) CISA
9 3 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.91%) ISEB
10 2 (0.61%) CISM
10 2 (0.61%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.29%) QA
2 13 (3.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 12 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.65%) SLA
4 9 (2.74%) CESG Infosec
4 9 (2.74%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.82%) GDPR
6 4 (1.22%) GCP
6 4 (1.22%) PMO
7 3 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.61%) COBIT
9 1 (0.30%) GAAP
9 1 (0.30%) IFRS
9 1 (0.30%) MiFID
9 1 (0.30%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 10 (3.04%) Docker
2 8 (2.43%) Hyper-V
2 8 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.82%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.34%) Ansible
4 9 (2.74%) IBM BigFix
4 9 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.82%) Puppet
6 3 (0.91%) logstash
6 3 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.61%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.30%) Netcool
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (13.07%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.90%) Oracle
2 26 (7.90%) SAP
3 24 (7.29%) IBM
4 16 (4.86%) Google
5 14 (4.26%) HP
6 11 (3.34%) Atlassian
6 11 (3.34%) Cisco
6 11 (3.34%) VMware
7 7 (2.13%) Cognos
7 7 (2.13%) Tableau
8 6 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.52%) Coremetrics
9 5 (1.52%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.52%) NetApp
9 5 (1.52%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.22%) DataFlux
10 4 (1.22%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.22%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.22%) TIBCO