Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Data Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Analysis over the 6 months to 23 February 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.

Data Analysis
England > North West
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 126 126
Rank change year-on-year +36 0 -29
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 126 90 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.34% 1.52% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 1.80% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 52 75
North West median daily rate £425 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £276 £264 £225
90th Percentile £625 £471 £615
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 9
North West median hourly rate £44.00 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.29% -65.00% +35.59%
10th Percentile £16.90 £10.60 £31.80
90th Percentile £49.18 £44.46 £44.75
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year -2.50% -3.03% -4.34%

Data Analysis 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 4,492 4,999 6,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.54% 84.23% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,894 3,255 4,119
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £259 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 169 288
North West median hourly rate £24.56 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.69% -15.38% +62.50%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.95 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.50 £50.24
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

Data Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Analysis in the North West

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analysis in the North West

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analysis in the North West over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analysis in the North West

Data Analysis
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 Data Analysis in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analysis in the North West

Data Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analysis in the North West over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Analysis in the North West

Data Analysis
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 Data Analysis within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 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 +46 68 £425 +34.92% 22
Cheshire -10 25 £420 +6.67% 9
Merseyside +17 11 £338 -32.50% 6
Lancashire +1 8 £525 +56.72% 1
Cumbria - 7 - -
Data Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analysis 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 Data Analysis.

1 45 (35.71%) Finance
2 34 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (25.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (25.40%) SQL
4 29 (23.02%) SAP
5 28 (22.22%) Data Modelling
6 24 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 22 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (14.29%) Data Management
9 17 (13.49%) Security Cleared
9 17 (13.49%) Management Information System
9 17 (13.49%) Project Management
10 16 (12.70%) XML
10 16 (12.70%) Microsoft Excel
10 16 (12.70%) Business Analysis
10 16 (12.70%) Data Structures
11 15 (11.90%) SC Cleared
11 15 (11.90%) .NET
12 14 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 13 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (10.32%) ITIL
13 13 (10.32%) JSON
14 12 (9.52%) Waterfall
14 12 (9.52%) Analytics
15 11 (8.73%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (7.94%) Web Services
16 10 (7.94%) Risk Management
16 10 (7.94%) Migration
16 10 (7.94%) Degree

Data Analysis
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 8 (6.35%) SAS
2 4 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.38%) Apache Solr
3 3 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (12.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (3.17%) HFM
2 4 (3.17%) SAP CO
2 4 (3.17%) SAP FI
2 4 (3.17%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.79%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.17%) SaaS
2 4 (3.17%) Slack
2 4 (3.17%) Trello
3 2 (1.59%) Boomi
3 2 (1.59%) IaaS
3 2 (1.59%) iPaaS
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.14%) Firewall
2 8 (6.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (4.76%) FTP
3 6 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (8.73%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (5.56%) MS Access
6 6 (4.76%) Data Mining
6 6 (4.76%) Power BI
6 6 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.17%) Base SAS
7 4 (3.17%) Big Data
7 4 (3.17%) BODI
7 4 (3.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (3.17%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (3.17%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (3.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (2.38%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) JIRA
1 8 (6.35%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (3.97%) Bitbucket
3 5 (3.97%) SonarQube
4 4 (3.17%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.79%) C++Builder
5 1 (0.79%) eggPlant
5 1 (0.79%) ERwin
General
1 45 (35.71%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Law
3 7 (5.56%) Banking
3 7 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.97%) Billing
4 5 (3.97%) Legal
5 4 (3.17%) Retail
6 3 (2.38%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.79%) Games
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Publishing
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (56.35%) Analyst
2 34 (26.98%) Data Analyst
3 15 (11.90%) SAP Analyst
4 13 (10.32%) Developer
4 13 (10.32%) SAP Data Analyst
5 12 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
6 10 (7.94%) Architect
6 10 (7.94%) Consultant
7 9 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 9 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
7 9 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
7 9 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
8 8 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.56%) IT Analyst
9 7 (5.56%) Security Analyst
9 7 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
10 6 (4.76%) Data Architect
10 6 (4.76%) Security Operations Analyst
10 6 (4.76%) Senior Security Analyst
11 5 (3.97%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.70%) XML
2 15 (11.90%) .NET
3 13 (10.32%) JSON
4 10 (7.94%) Web Services
5 8 (6.35%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (5.56%) ADO.NET
6 7 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 7 (5.56%) LINQ
6 7 (5.56%) REST
6 7 (5.56%) WCF
7 6 (4.76%) Node.js
8 5 (3.97%) XML Schema
8 5 (3.97%) XSLT
9 4 (3.17%) Middleware
10 3 (2.38%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (1.59%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.59%) CSS
12 1 (0.79%) HTML
12 1 (0.79%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (13.49%) Management Information System
3 16 (12.70%) Data Structures
4 8 (6.35%) Cyberattack
5 7 (5.56%) Reference Data
6 6 (4.76%) CESG
7 5 (3.97%) User Experience
8 4 (3.17%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.38%) NHS
9 3 (2.38%) State Machine
10 2 (1.59%) Replication
11 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (3.17%) Android
2 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 18 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (14.29%) Data Management
5 17 (13.49%) Project Management
6 16 (12.70%) Business Analysis
7 13 (10.32%) ITIL
8 12 (9.52%) Analytics
8 12 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 10 (7.94%) Master Data Management
9 10 (7.94%) Migration
9 10 (7.94%) Risk Management
10 9 (7.14%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 9 (7.14%) Information Security
10 9 (7.14%) Kanban
10 9 (7.14%) Threat Intelligence
11 8 (6.35%) Remediation Plan
11 8 (6.35%) Security Monitoring
11 8 (6.35%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.40%) SQL
2 7 (5.56%) C#
2 7 (5.56%) Python
3 6 (4.76%) COBOL
3 6 (4.76%) Java
4 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.97%) XPath
5 4 (3.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.59%) VBA
7 1 (0.79%) C++
7 1 (0.79%) R
7 1 (0.79%) Ruby
7 1 (0.79%) Scala
7 1 (0.79%) VB
7 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (13.49%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.94%) Degree
4 7 (5.56%) CISSP
4 7 (5.56%) GCED
4 7 (5.56%) GCFA
4 7 (5.56%) GCIA
4 7 (5.56%) GCIH
4 7 (5.56%) GIAC
4 7 (5.56%) GREM
4 7 (5.56%) GSEC
5 2 (1.59%) ACCA
5 2 (1.59%) CIMA
6 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) Data Quality
1 8 (6.35%) QA
2 6 (4.76%) CESG Infosec
2 6 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 6 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.59%) PMO
5 1 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.79%) EMIR
5 1 (0.79%) MiFID
5 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (1.59%) Puppet
2 2 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.79%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.79%) QRadar
3 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (23.02%) SAP
2 14 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.56%) Oracle
4 6 (4.76%) Intapp
4 6 (4.76%) Tableau
5 5 (3.97%) Cognos
6 4 (3.17%) Hyperion
6 4 (3.17%) Xamarin
7 3 (2.38%) Cadence
8 2 (1.59%) Informatica
8 2 (1.59%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.59%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.59%) SnapLogic
8 2 (1.59%) VMware
9 1 (0.79%) Embarcadero
9 1 (0.79%) IFS
9 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.79%) Symantec
9 1 (0.79%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.79%) webMethods