Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 26 29
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 372 356 436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.37% 6.50% 5.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.66% 19.01% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 180 269
North West median daily rate £425 £389 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.32% -0.32% +4.00%
10th Percentile £258 £169 £275
90th Percentile £625 £550 £565
England median daily rate £438 £435 £423
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.90% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 22 37
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £38.49 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.43% +92.44% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.20 £14.30 £11.30
90th Percentile £53.80 £64.25 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.51 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -19.54% +17.98% +9.83%

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 1,801 1,873 2,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.84% 34.19% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,077 1,097 1,490
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +3.31%
10th Percentile £249 £200 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 127 117
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +24.76%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.25 £11.67
90th Percentile £59.26 £50.45 £47.39
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.73%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -15 153 £425 +13.33% 90
Cheshire -13 91 £425 +14.09% 34
Lancashire +15 48 £438 -2.78% 18
Merseyside +22 46 £425 +6.25% 17
Cumbria +9 23 £375 -
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 153 (41.13%) Problem-Solving
2 97 (26.08%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (23.92%) Finance
4 56 (15.05%) SQL
5 54 (14.52%) Microsoft
6 53 (14.25%) Java
7 52 (13.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 50 (13.44%) Analytics
9 46 (12.37%) ITIL
9 46 (12.37%) Python
10 43 (11.56%) Decision-Making
11 40 (10.75%) Linux
11 40 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (10.22%) Project Management
13 37 (9.95%) Security Cleared
14 36 (9.68%) Degree
15 34 (9.14%) Change Management
16 33 (8.87%) Telecoms
17 32 (8.60%) Windows
17 32 (8.60%) JIRA
17 32 (8.60%) QA
18 31 (8.33%) Management Information System
18 31 (8.33%) Test Automation
18 31 (8.33%) Open Source
18 31 (8.33%) Big Data
19 30 (8.06%) SC Cleared
19 30 (8.06%) Oracle
20 29 (7.80%) DevOps
21 28 (7.53%) JavaScript
21 28 (7.53%) 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 (5.11%) SharePoint
1 19 (5.11%) WebLogic
2 16 (4.30%) Tomcat
3 13 (3.49%) Apache
3 13 (3.49%) CMS
3 13 (3.49%) SAS
4 9 (2.42%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.42%) IIS
5 8 (2.15%) JBoss
6 7 (1.88%) Confluence
7 6 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.34%) WebLogic Integration
9 4 (1.08%) K2 blackpearl
9 4 (1.08%) WebLogic Portal
9 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.81%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.81%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.81%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 23 (6.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.42%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.54%) SPSS
7 1 (0.27%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (1.61%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.54%) 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
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.03%) Google Analytics
4 11 (2.96%) PaaS
5 10 (2.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (2.42%) GitHub
7 7 (1.88%) Office 365
8 5 (1.34%) OpenShift
8 5 (1.34%) SaaS
9 4 (1.08%) IaaS
10 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.54%) Taleo
10 2 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.27%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.27%) Route 53
11 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.91%) Firewall
2 19 (5.11%) LAN
2 19 (5.11%) WAN
3 18 (4.84%) FTP
4 15 (4.03%) TCP/IP
5 13 (3.49%) DMZ
6 12 (3.23%) Internet
6 12 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (3.23%) IPsec
6 12 (3.23%) SAN
6 12 (3.23%) SMS
7 10 (2.69%) NAS
7 10 (2.69%) VPN
8 9 (2.42%) Ethernet
9 8 (2.15%) Intranet
10 7 (1.88%) VoIP
11 5 (1.34%) DNS
11 5 (1.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (1.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (1.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.33%) Big Data
2 26 (6.99%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.49%) Hadoop
4 11 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.69%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.42%) Apache Hive
7 8 (2.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.88%) HBase
8 7 (1.88%) Pentaho
8 7 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.34%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.34%) MS Access
9 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.34%) QlikView
9 5 (1.34%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.08%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.08%) RavenDB
11 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (8.60%) JIRA
2 26 (6.99%) Jenkins
3 21 (5.65%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.49%) TeamCity
5 11 (2.96%) GitLab
6 9 (2.42%) PyCharm
7 7 (1.88%) ERwin
8 6 (1.61%) Selenium
8 6 (1.61%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.34%) IntelliJ
9 5 (1.34%) JDeveloper
10 4 (1.08%) ClearQuest
10 4 (1.08%) MSI
10 4 (1.08%) Rational Team Concert
10 4 (1.08%) TestDirector
11 3 (0.81%) CA Release Automation
11 3 (0.81%) gulp
11 3 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.81%) Protractor
11 3 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 89 (23.92%) Finance
2 33 (8.87%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.72%) Manufacturing
4 24 (6.45%) Marketing
5 22 (5.91%) Electronics
6 20 (5.38%) Banking
7 11 (2.96%) Legal
8 6 (1.61%) Billing
9 5 (1.34%) Games
9 5 (1.34%) Military
9 5 (1.34%) Retail
9 5 (1.34%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.81%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 92 (24.73%) Analyst
2 49 (13.17%) Developer
3 33 (8.87%) Business Analyst
4 20 (5.38%) User Researcher
5 15 (4.03%) Architect
5 15 (4.03%) Data Analyst
6 14 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (3.49%) Project Manager
7 13 (3.49%) Software Engineer
8 12 (3.23%) Security Analyst
9 11 (2.96%) IT Manager
10 10 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (2.42%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (2.42%) Consultant
11 9 (2.42%) IT Analyst
11 9 (2.42%) Senior User Researcher
11 9 (2.42%) Service Analyst
11 9 (2.42%) WebCenter Developer
12 8 (2.15%) Cloud Software Engineer
12 8 (2.15%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.99%) Node.js
2 23 (6.18%) CSS
2 23 (6.18%) HTML
3 18 (4.84%) .NET
3 18 (4.84%) Web Services
4 14 (3.76%) HTML5
4 14 (3.76%) J2EE
4 14 (3.76%) jQuery
5 13 (3.49%) CSS3
5 13 (3.49%) JSON
5 13 (3.49%) Middleware
6 11 (2.96%) XML
7 10 (2.69%) AngularJS
7 10 (2.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (2.42%) Ajax
8 9 (2.42%) WebCenter
9 8 (2.15%) ASP.NET
9 8 (2.15%) LDAP
10 7 (1.88%) SOAP
11 6 (1.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (2.69%) User Experience
4 9 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.15%) CESG
5 8 (2.15%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.88%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.61%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.34%) Cyberattack
8 5 (1.34%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (1.08%) NHS
9 4 (1.08%) Replication
10 3 (0.81%) Blog
10 3 (0.81%) IVR
10 3 (0.81%) Kindle
10 3 (0.81%) PMI
10 3 (0.81%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.75%) Linux
2 32 (8.60%) Windows
3 26 (6.99%) Unix
4 19 (5.11%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.76%) Android
6 12 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 12 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.42%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.88%) AIX
10 5 (1.34%) HPUX
10 5 (1.34%) SUSE
10 5 (1.34%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.08%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.54%) Solaris
13 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (41.13%) Problem-Solving
2 97 (26.08%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (13.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 50 (13.44%) Analytics
5 46 (12.37%) ITIL
6 43 (11.56%) Decision-Making
7 40 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
8 38 (10.22%) Project Management
9 34 (9.14%) Change Management
10 31 (8.33%) Open Source
10 31 (8.33%) Test Automation
11 29 (7.80%) DevOps
12 28 (7.53%) Data Modelling
12 28 (7.53%) Programme Management
13 26 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
14 25 (6.72%) Business Analysis
14 25 (6.72%) Data Management
14 25 (6.72%) Machine Learning
14 25 (6.72%) Service Management
15 24 (6.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 56 (15.05%) SQL
2 53 (14.25%) Java
3 46 (12.37%) Python
4 28 (7.53%) JavaScript
5 15 (4.03%) C#
6 12 (3.23%) Go
6 12 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 10 (2.69%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.69%) VB
8 8 (2.15%) COBOL
9 7 (1.88%) PHP
10 6 (1.61%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.61%) R
10 6 (1.61%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.34%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 5 (1.34%) JCL
11 5 (1.34%) Perl
11 5 (1.34%) Ruby
11 5 (1.34%) VBScript
12 4 (1.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (9.95%) Security Cleared
2 36 (9.68%) Degree
3 30 (8.06%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (3.23%) CISSP
6 7 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.61%) GCED
7 6 (1.61%) GCFA
7 6 (1.61%) GCIA
7 6 (1.61%) GCIH
7 6 (1.61%) GIAC
7 6 (1.61%) GREM
7 6 (1.61%) GSEC
7 6 (1.61%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.34%) ISEB
9 4 (1.08%) CCNA
9 4 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.60%) QA
2 16 (4.30%) SLA
3 15 (4.03%) Data Quality
4 13 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (2.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (2.15%) CESG Infosec
6 8 (2.15%) GCP
7 6 (1.61%) GDPR
8 2 (0.54%) COBIT
8 2 (0.54%) MIL-STD-498
9 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.27%) GAAP
9 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.27%) MiFID
9 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.30%) Docker
3 12 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (3.23%) XenApp
4 5 (1.34%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.34%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.34%) Time Sharing Option
5 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.54%) Firmware
7 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (6.18%) Kubernetes
2 18 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (3.76%) Ansible
4 12 (3.23%) SCCM
5 11 (2.96%) HP ALM
5 11 (2.96%) Puppet
5 11 (2.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.15%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.81%) logstash
10 2 (0.54%) MaaS360
10 2 (0.54%) Netcool
10 2 (0.54%) Terraform
10 2 (0.54%) WSUS
11 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 54 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.06%) Oracle
3 27 (7.26%) SAP
4 25 (6.72%) Google
5 24 (6.45%) IBM
6 22 (5.91%) HP
7 20 (5.38%) VMware
8 13 (3.49%) Atlassian
8 13 (3.49%) Cisco
9 12 (3.23%) Citrix
10 11 (2.96%) Symantec
10 11 (2.96%) Tableau
11 10 (2.69%) CA
12 8 (2.15%) Informatica
13 7 (1.88%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.61%) Cognos
14 6 (1.61%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.61%) ServiceNow
15 5 (1.34%) F5
15 5 (1.34%) Xamarin