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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 96 87
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9  
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 47 63 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.60% 1.66% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.02% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 58
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £592 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £370
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.15 £21.00
% change year-on-year +23.67% -32.61%  

Data Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2381 3115 2862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.85% 82.06% 78.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1960 1689
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 78 122
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £56.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Data Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Data Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +25 26 £400 +11.88% 5
Cheshire +11 16 £393 -7.64% 5
Merseyside -9 1 - - 4
Data Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Data Analysis.

1 65 (57.52%) Finance
2 44 (38.94%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (30.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 29 (25.66%) SQL
5 24 (21.24%) Data Modelling
6 23 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (19.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (15.04%) Management Information System
8 17 (15.04%) Business Analysis
9 16 (14.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 15 (13.27%) SAP
11 14 (12.39%) Project Management
11 14 (12.39%) Legal
12 13 (11.50%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Office
13 12 (10.62%) Data Quality
14 11 (9.73%) SAS
15 10 (8.85%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
15 10 (8.85%) Banking
15 10 (8.85%) Data Management
16 9 (7.96%) Microsoft
16 9 (7.96%) Business Process Modelling
17 8 (7.08%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (7.08%) VB
17 8 (7.08%) MS Access
17 8 (7.08%) Master Data Management
17 8 (7.08%) Analytics
17 8 (7.08%) Visualisation
17 8 (7.08%) Financial Analysis

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 11 (9.73%) SAS
2 2 (1.77%) CMS
2 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 35 (30.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (14.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.65%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.88%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.88%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Network Security
2 1 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.08%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (7.08%) MS Access
3 7 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.54%) Power BI
7 3 (2.65%) DataStage
8 2 (1.77%) Big Data
8 2 (1.77%) MySQL
8 2 (1.77%) MySQL Workbench
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.88%) KNIME
9 1 (0.88%) Lumira
9 1 (0.88%) OLAP
9 1 (0.88%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.88%) QlikView
9 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) ERwin
1 2 (1.77%) JIRA
1 2 (1.77%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.88%) JUnit
2 1 (0.88%) Maven
2 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (57.52%) Finance
2 14 (12.39%) Legal
3 10 (8.85%) Banking
3 10 (8.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.54%) Back Office
4 4 (3.54%) Marketing
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
5 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 83 (73.45%) Analyst
2 46 (40.71%) Data Analyst
3 17 (15.04%) Business Analyst
4 10 (8.85%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (6.19%) Administrator
5 7 (6.19%) Developer
6 5 (4.42%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) Consultant
7 3 (2.65%) Data Business Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) Excel Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) Master Data Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) Programme Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) SAS Analyst
7 3 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (1.77%) Finance Systems Analyst
8 2 (1.77%) SAS Business Analyst
8 2 (1.77%) Splunk Consultant
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) XML
2 3 (2.65%) Web Services
3 2 (1.77%) CSS
3 2 (1.77%) HTML
3 2 (1.77%) HTML5
4 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.88%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.88%) CSS3
4 1 (0.88%) MDX
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.88%) React
4 1 (0.88%) REST
4 1 (0.88%) RESTful
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.88%) SOAP
4 1 (0.88%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 44 (38.94%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (15.04%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.65%) User Experience
4 2 (1.77%) NHS
5 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.88%) Replication
5 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.65%) Android
1 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
1 3 (2.65%) Windows
2 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.88%) Unix
3 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.24%) Data Modelling
2 23 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (19.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (15.04%) Business Analysis
5 14 (12.39%) Project Management
6 13 (11.50%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (8.85%) Data Management
8 9 (7.96%) Business Process Modelling
9 8 (7.08%) Analytics
9 8 (7.08%) Data Mapping
9 8 (7.08%) Financial Analysis
9 8 (7.08%) Master Data Management
9 8 (7.08%) Visualisation
9 8 (7.08%) WFM
10 7 (6.19%) Migration
10 7 (6.19%) Validation
11 6 (5.31%) Data Entry
11 6 (5.31%) Data Governance
11 6 (5.31%) Data Validation
12 5 (4.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.66%) SQL
2 8 (7.08%) VB
3 7 (6.19%) VBA
4 3 (2.65%) R
5 2 (1.77%) Java
5 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.88%) PHP
6 1 (0.88%) Python
6 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.08%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) AAT
2 1 (0.88%) ACCA
2 1 (0.88%) CIMA
2 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (0.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.62%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.65%) SLA
3 2 (1.77%) PMO
4 1 (0.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.88%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.88%) GDPR
4 1 (0.88%) GMP
4 1 (0.88%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) DameWare
1 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (13.27%) SAP
2 9 (7.96%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.19%) Hyperion
4 4 (3.54%) IBM
4 4 (3.54%) Oracle
5 3 (2.65%) JD Edwards
5 3 (2.65%) Tableau
6 2 (1.77%) Cognos
6 2 (1.77%) EXASOL
6 2 (1.77%) Splunk
6 2 (1.77%) Talend
7 1 (0.88%) Citrix
7 1 (0.88%) HP
7 1 (0.88%) Minitab
7 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.88%) Progress
7 1 (0.88%) VMware