Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Analytics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytics over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Analytics
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 87 98
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11 +47
Contract jobs citing Analytics 171 130 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.76% 2.28% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 2.76% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 76 101
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £290 £294 £265
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.93% -7.32% -45.70%
England median hourly rate £26.50 £26.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -0.65% +30.11% -10.87%

Analytics is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,240 4,712 6,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.63% 82.49% 82.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,291 2,882 3,938
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £260
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 220 216
North West median hourly rate £24.13 £36.74 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.33% +36.06% -0.61%
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.75 £12.58
90th Percentile £53.56 £53.00 £52.13
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%

Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Analytics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Analytics in the North West

Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytics in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytics in the North West

Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytics in the North West over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytics in the North West

Analytics
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 Analytics in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytics in the North West

Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytics in the North West over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analytics in the North West

Analytics
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 Analytics within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 July 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 -5 93 £425 - 83
Cheshire -10 29 £425 +3.66% 24
Merseyside +34 24 £400 +3.23% 4
Lancashire +2 16 £475 -22.13% 7
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Analytics
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Analytics 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 Analytics.

1 55 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.07%) SQL
3 47 (27.49%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (25.15%) Business Intelligence
5 40 (23.39%) Data Analytics
6 34 (19.88%) Finance
7 33 (19.30%) Microsoft
8 31 (18.13%) Big Data
9 28 (16.37%) Problem-Solving
10 27 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (14.62%) JavaScript
11 25 (14.62%) HTML
11 25 (14.62%) Visualisation
12 24 (14.04%) CSS
12 24 (14.04%) Python
13 23 (13.45%) Java
13 23 (13.45%) Oracle
14 22 (12.87%) Google
15 21 (12.28%) Data Management
15 21 (12.28%) Data Modelling
15 21 (12.28%) Decision-Making
16 20 (11.70%) SQL Server
16 20 (11.70%) Management Information System
16 20 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (11.70%) Hadoop
17 18 (10.53%) Data Quality
18 17 (9.94%) Google Analytics
19 16 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
19 16 (9.36%) Open Source
19 16 (9.36%) ETL

Analytics
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 14 (8.19%) SAS
2 8 (4.68%) Apache Spark
2 8 (4.68%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (4.68%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.09%) OpenStack
4 6 (3.51%) CMS
5 4 (2.34%) Apache
5 4 (2.34%) Confluence
6 3 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.75%) Drupal
7 2 (1.17%) nginx
7 2 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.17%) Tornado
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.58%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (8.19%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.68%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.75%) HipChat
4 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.58%) InDesign
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.58%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.58%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.58%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.94%) Google Analytics
2 16 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.68%) PaaS
4 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.51%) SaaS
5 5 (2.92%) GitHub
5 5 (2.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (2.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (2.34%) AWS CloudTrail
6 4 (2.34%) IaaS
7 3 (1.75%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.17%) Google Drive
8 2 (1.17%) npm
8 2 (1.17%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (1.17%) Trello
9 1 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.92%) Firewall
1 5 (2.92%) Internet
2 4 (2.34%) SMS
3 2 (1.17%) 802.11
3 2 (1.17%) BGP
3 2 (1.17%) HSRP
3 2 (1.17%) IPsec
3 2 (1.17%) OSPF
3 2 (1.17%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.58%) SAN
4 1 (0.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.13%) Big Data
2 27 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (11.70%) Hadoop
3 20 (11.70%) SQL Server
4 12 (7.02%) Data Mining
4 12 (7.02%) MongoDB
5 11 (6.43%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (6.43%) Relational Database
6 9 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (5.26%) Power BI
7 7 (4.09%) Apache Hive
7 7 (4.09%) Data Lake
7 7 (4.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 7 (4.09%) HBase
7 7 (4.09%) MySQL
8 6 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.92%) DB2
9 5 (2.92%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (2.92%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (2.92%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 13 (7.60%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.43%) JIRA
3 8 (4.68%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.92%) ERwin
5 3 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.75%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.17%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.17%) Maven
6 2 (1.17%) MSI
6 2 (1.17%) Selenium
7 1 (0.58%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.58%) git-flow
7 1 (0.58%) Grunt
7 1 (0.58%) gulp
7 1 (0.58%) JMeter
7 1 (0.58%) RSpec
7 1 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.58%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 34 (19.88%) Finance
2 10 (5.85%) Marketing
3 9 (5.26%) Retail
4 7 (4.09%) Banking
5 6 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.75%) Electronics
7 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.17%) Legal
8 2 (1.17%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (23.39%) Developer
2 28 (16.37%) Analyst
3 24 (14.04%) Architect
4 15 (8.77%) Data Architect
5 12 (7.02%) Data Analyst
5 12 (7.02%) User Researcher
6 10 (5.85%) Data Engineer
7 7 (4.09%) Technical Architect
8 6 (3.51%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (3.51%) Digital Analytics Specialist
8 6 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (2.92%) Business Manager
9 5 (2.92%) Data Scientist
9 5 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (2.92%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.92%) Python Developer
9 5 (2.92%) Senior User Researcher
9 5 (2.92%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.62%) HTML
2 24 (14.04%) CSS
3 10 (5.85%) AngularJS
3 10 (5.85%) XML
4 9 (5.26%) .NET
4 9 (5.26%) React
5 8 (4.68%) Web Services
6 7 (4.09%) REST
7 6 (3.51%) Kafka
7 6 (3.51%) Node.js
7 6 (3.51%) SOAP
8 5 (2.92%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.92%) jQuery
8 5 (2.92%) JSON
8 5 (2.92%) RESTful
9 4 (2.34%) Flask
10 3 (1.75%) Ajax
10 3 (1.75%) HTML5
10 3 (1.75%) OAuth
10 3 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 47 (27.49%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.70%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.02%) User Experience
4 11 (6.43%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.68%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.34%) Blog
6 4 (2.34%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.75%) NHS
7 3 (1.75%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.17%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.17%) Digital Signage
8 2 (1.17%) Fintech
8 2 (1.17%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.58%) BYOD
9 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.02%) Unix
2 7 (4.09%) Linux
3 3 (1.75%) Windows
4 1 (0.58%) Android
4 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (25.15%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (23.39%) Data Analytics
4 28 (16.37%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (14.62%) Visualisation
6 21 (12.28%) Data Management
6 21 (12.28%) Data Modelling
6 21 (12.28%) Decision-Making
7 20 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (9.36%) ETL
8 16 (9.36%) Open Source
9 15 (8.77%) Data Architecture
9 15 (8.77%) Project Management
9 15 (8.77%) Service Design
10 14 (8.19%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (8.19%) Data Visualisation
10 14 (8.19%) Scrum
10 14 (8.19%) SFIA
11 13 (7.60%) Data Analysis
11 13 (7.60%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.07%) SQL
2 25 (14.62%) JavaScript
3 24 (14.04%) Python
4 23 (13.45%) Java
5 9 (5.26%) C#
6 8 (4.68%) Scala
7 7 (4.09%) Ruby
7 7 (4.09%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.92%) R
9 4 (2.34%) VB
9 4 (2.34%) VBA
10 3 (1.75%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.75%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.17%) C
11 2 (1.17%) Perl
11 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.17%) Prolog
12 1 (0.58%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (7.02%) Degree
2 9 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.68%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.09%) CCNP
4 7 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.09%) CISSP
5 5 (2.92%) CCDP
5 5 (2.92%) Chartered Engineer
5 5 (2.92%) CISM
5 5 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.75%) CCIE
7 2 (1.17%) CCA
7 2 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.17%) PhD
7 2 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.58%) GIAC
8 1 (0.58%) MCSA
8 1 (0.58%) MCSD
8 1 (0.58%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.53%) Data Quality
2 14 (8.19%) QA
3 7 (4.09%) GDPR
4 3 (1.75%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.17%) PMO
6 1 (0.58%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (2.92%) Docker
1 5 (2.92%) Hyper-V
1 5 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.17%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (2.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (2.34%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (1.75%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.17%) Ansible
4 2 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.17%) Puppet
4 2 (1.17%) Terraform
5 1 (0.58%) Consul
5 1 (0.58%) Grafana
5 1 (0.58%) Kibana
5 1 (0.58%) logstash
5 1 (0.58%) MaaS360
5 1 (0.58%) Packer
Vendors
1 33 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.45%) Oracle
3 22 (12.87%) Google
4 13 (7.60%) Informatica
5 11 (6.43%) Tableau
6 9 (5.26%) Cloudera
6 9 (5.26%) SAP
7 6 (3.51%) Cisco
7 6 (3.51%) Splunk
8 5 (2.92%) Adobe
8 5 (2.92%) AlienVault
8 5 (2.92%) CA
8 5 (2.92%) Coremetrics
8 5 (2.92%) IBM
8 5 (2.92%) Talend
9 4 (2.34%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.34%) Hyperion
9 4 (2.34%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.75%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.75%) Tealium