Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 28 22
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6 +6
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 290 329 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.05% 6.11% 6.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.38% 21.05% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 203 231
North West median daily rate £400 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +16.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £171 £290 £138
90th Percentile £580 £625 £613
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 19
North West median hourly rate £27.84 £21.39 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.13% +8.80% -1.70%
10th Percentile £17.13 £12.25 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.50 £61.01 £47.54
England median hourly rate £19.50 £19.42 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.41% +7.89% -10.00%

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 1,578 1,563 1,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.49% 29.03% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 966 1,235
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £225 £206 £216
90th Percentile £575 £600 £581
England median daily rate £475 £455 £435
% change year-on-year +4.40% +4.60% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 107 104
North West median hourly rate £25.50 £21.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.44% +18.31% -11.25%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.74 £11.08
90th Percentile £48.50 £61.01 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.69 £21.50 £19.66
% change year-on-year -3.77% +9.36% -1.70%

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 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -26 106 £400 -8.05% 145
Cheshire +2 82 £325 -23.53% 36
Lancashire +1 64 £440 -16.19% 21
Merseyside -28 17 £363 -27.50% 17
Cumbria -6 10 £350 - 7
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 102 (35.17%) Problem-Solving
2 65 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (20.34%) Finance
3 59 (20.34%) SQL
4 56 (19.31%) Microsoft
5 53 (18.28%) Windows
6 51 (17.59%) Degree
7 41 (14.14%) ITIL
8 39 (13.45%) Project Management
9 33 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
10 32 (11.03%) Microsoft Excel
11 31 (10.69%) SDLC
12 30 (10.34%) Security Cleared
13 29 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
15 26 (8.97%) Banking
16 25 (8.62%) Analytics
17 24 (8.28%) Windows 10
17 24 (8.28%) User Acceptance Testing
17 24 (8.28%) HTML
17 24 (8.28%) CSS
18 23 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
18 23 (7.93%) Linux
18 23 (7.93%) SC Cleared
19 21 (7.24%) SQL Server
19 21 (7.24%) Risk Management
20 20 (6.90%) Management Information System
20 20 (6.90%) Java
20 20 (6.90%) Active Directory
20 20 (6.90%) jQuery

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 11 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.45%) SAS
3 9 (3.10%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.41%) IBM Notes
4 7 (2.41%) IIS
5 6 (2.07%) NetWeaver
6 5 (1.72%) JBoss
7 4 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.03%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.03%) Confluence
8 3 (1.03%) Jetty
9 2 (0.69%) Apache
9 2 (0.69%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.69%) WordPress
10 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.34%) Drupal
10 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (11.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (4.83%) MS Visio
4 9 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (2.07%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.38%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.34%) SPSS
8 1 (0.34%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (2.07%) SAP ERP
1 6 (2.07%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.69%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Primavera
3 1 (0.34%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.21%) Office 365
4 12 (4.14%) IaaS
5 9 (3.10%) PaaS
6 7 (2.41%) GitHub
7 6 (2.07%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.72%) Google Analytics
9 4 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.38%) Amazon Glacier
10 3 (1.03%) Google Tag Manager
10 3 (1.03%) Yarn
11 2 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.69%) SaaS
11 2 (0.69%) Veeva
12 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.34%) Serverless
12 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.21%) TCP/IP
2 15 (5.17%) DNS
3 12 (4.14%) DHCP
3 12 (4.14%) SAN
3 12 (4.14%) VPN
4 10 (3.45%) Firewall
5 9 (3.10%) Internet
6 6 (2.07%) HTTP
7 5 (1.72%) FTP
7 5 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (1.72%) SSL
8 4 (1.38%) Intranet
8 4 (1.38%) ISDN
8 4 (1.38%) LAN
8 4 (1.38%) MPLS
8 4 (1.38%) VLAN
8 4 (1.38%) WAN
9 3 (1.03%) EIGRP
9 3 (1.03%) OSPF
9 3 (1.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.76%) DB2
4 7 (2.41%) RavenDB
5 6 (2.07%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.07%) SAP BW
6 4 (1.38%) Amazon Athena
6 4 (1.38%) Big Data
6 4 (1.38%) Data Lake
6 4 (1.38%) GIS
6 4 (1.38%) MySQL
6 4 (1.38%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.03%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 14 (4.83%) MSI
2 9 (3.10%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.07%) JIRA
4 6 (2.07%) Karma Test Runner
4 6 (2.07%) Mocha
5 5 (1.72%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.38%) Maven
6 4 (1.38%) Zephyr
7 3 (1.03%) AdminStudio
7 3 (1.03%) Axure RP
7 3 (1.03%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.03%) Gradle
7 3 (1.03%) Grunt
7 3 (1.03%) gulp
7 3 (1.03%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.03%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.03%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.03%) NetBeans
7 3 (1.03%) Protractor
General
1 59 (20.34%) Finance
2 26 (8.97%) Banking
3 14 (4.83%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.48%) Retail
5 12 (4.14%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.45%) Law
7 9 (3.10%) Marketing
8 8 (2.76%) Billing
8 8 (2.76%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.72%) Legal
10 4 (1.38%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.03%) Local Government
12 2 (0.69%) Avionics
12 2 (0.69%) German Language
13 1 (0.34%) Back Office
13 1 (0.34%) Electronics
13 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 94 (32.41%) Analyst
2 39 (13.45%) Developer
3 36 (12.41%) Business Analyst
4 29 (10.00%) Architect
5 13 (4.48%) Project Manager
6 12 (4.14%) Consultant
7 11 (3.79%) Tester
8 10 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (2.76%) Service Analyst
9 8 (2.76%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (2.41%) .NET Developer
10 7 (2.41%) SAP Consultant
10 7 (2.41%) SQL Developer
11 6 (2.07%) Billing Analyst
11 6 (2.07%) Data Analyst
11 6 (2.07%) SAP Analyst
11 6 (2.07%) Test Analyst
11 6 (2.07%) User Researcher
12 5 (1.72%) Designer
12 5 (1.72%) HR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.28%) CSS
1 24 (8.28%) HTML
2 20 (6.90%) jQuery
3 19 (6.55%) .NET
3 19 (6.55%) HTML5
3 19 (6.55%) Web Services
4 15 (5.17%) XML
5 14 (4.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 13 (4.48%) CSS3
6 13 (4.48%) SOAP
7 12 (4.14%) AngularJS
7 12 (4.14%) Node.js
7 12 (4.14%) REST
8 9 (3.10%) ASP.NET
8 9 (3.10%) RESTful
9 7 (2.41%) Angular 2
9 7 (2.41%) ASP.NET Core
10 6 (2.07%) Ajax
10 6 (2.07%) React
10 6 (2.07%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 18 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (6.21%) User Experience
3 9 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.10%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.07%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.07%) NHS
5 6 (2.07%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.07%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.07%) Replication
5 6 (2.07%) Semantic Web
6 5 (1.72%) Clustering
6 5 (1.72%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.38%) CMDB
7 4 (1.38%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.38%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.03%) Blog
8 3 (1.03%) PMI
9 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 53 (18.28%) Windows
2 24 (8.28%) Windows 10
3 23 (7.93%) Linux
4 16 (5.52%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.79%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.45%) Android
6 10 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 9 (3.10%) Unix
8 6 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.38%) AIX
9 4 (1.38%) Solaris
10 2 (0.69%) HPUX
10 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.34%) CentOS
11 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.34%) VME
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (35.17%) Problem-Solving
2 65 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (14.14%) ITIL
4 39 (13.45%) Project Management
5 31 (10.69%) SDLC
6 29 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (8.62%) Analytics
8 24 (8.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (7.24%) Risk Management
10 20 (6.90%) Decision-Making
11 18 (6.21%) Business Transformation
11 18 (6.21%) Change Management
12 17 (5.86%) Analytical Thinking
12 17 (5.86%) Business Analysis
12 17 (5.86%) Coaching
12 17 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (5.52%) Migration
14 15 (5.17%) Service Management
14 15 (5.17%) Technical Architecture
15 14 (4.83%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 59 (20.34%) SQL
2 20 (6.90%) Java
3 17 (5.86%) JavaScript
4 13 (4.48%) C#
5 10 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.76%) PHP
7 7 (2.41%) R
8 5 (1.72%) VBA
9 4 (1.38%) ES6
9 4 (1.38%) VB
10 3 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.03%) ES7
10 3 (1.03%) ES8
10 3 (1.03%) Perl
10 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.03%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.69%) Ada
11 2 (0.69%) C
11 2 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 51 (17.59%) Degree
2 30 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 23 (7.93%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.10%) MCP
5 8 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.41%) ISEB
7 5 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.72%) MBA
7 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.38%) CISM
8 4 (1.38%) CISSP
8 4 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.03%) CCNA
9 3 (1.03%) CCNP
9 3 (1.03%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.03%) MCSE
9 3 (1.03%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.69%) HP APS
10 2 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.86%) QA
1 17 (5.86%) SLA
2 13 (4.48%) Data Quality
3 10 (3.45%) PMO
4 6 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.69%) GDPR
5 2 (0.69%) MIL-STD-498
6 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.34%) IFRS
System Software
1 20 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.03%) vSphere
5 3 (1.03%) XenApp
6 2 (0.69%) NFS
6 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.83%) SCCM
2 8 (2.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.03%) Grafana
3 3 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.03%) ThinApp
4 2 (0.69%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.69%) Nagios
4 2 (0.69%) SCOM
4 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.69%) vRealize
4 2 (0.69%) WSUS
5 1 (0.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.34%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.34%) Puppet
5 1 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 56 (19.31%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.55%) SAP
3 18 (6.21%) VMware
4 17 (5.86%) Oracle
5 16 (5.52%) HP
6 14 (4.83%) Citrix
7 8 (2.76%) Cisco
8 7 (2.41%) Dell
8 7 (2.41%) Lotus
9 6 (2.07%) Google
9 6 (2.07%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.07%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.07%) Sun
10 5 (1.72%) IBM
10 5 (1.72%) Remedy
11 4 (1.38%) Adobe
11 4 (1.38%) Xamarin
12 3 (1.03%) DevExpress
12 3 (1.03%) Talend
12 3 (1.03%) Workday