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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Analysis
England / North West
Rank 65 130 73
Rank change year-on-year +65 -57  
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 67 29 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.58% 0.76% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 0.92% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 37
Median daily rate £375 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £395 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
Median hourly rate £41.24 £40.00 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +22.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £40.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £40.00 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.97 £17.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year +23.35% -13.09%  

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 2141 3145 2764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.27% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1906 1515
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 124 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -4.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 +22 30 £300 +6.66% 13
Cheshire +49 22 £400 -9.09% 6
Lancashire +22 7 £375 +11.11%
Merseyside -1 3 - - 1
Data Analysis
England

Data Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 55 (49.55%) Finance
2 42 (37.84%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (25.23%) MS Excel
4 27 (24.32%) SQL
5 25 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (20.72%) MS PowerPoint
7 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
8 17 (15.32%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (14.41%) Business Analysis
10 15 (13.51%) Data Modelling
10 15 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (12.61%) Data Management
11 14 (12.61%) SAP
12 13 (11.71%) Open Source
13 12 (10.81%) Windows
13 12 (10.81%) Project Management
14 11 (9.91%) ITIL
14 11 (9.91%) MS Office
14 11 (9.91%) Legal
14 11 (9.91%) Change Management
15 10 (9.01%) Service Management
15 10 (9.01%) Management Information System
15 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
15 10 (9.01%) Linux
15 10 (9.01%) Unix
15 10 (9.01%) ETL
16 9 (8.11%) Windows XP
16 9 (8.11%) Windows 2000
16 9 (8.11%) AIX
16 9 (8.11%) ITSM

Data Analysis
Top Related 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 9 (8.11%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.31%) SAS
3 5 (4.50%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.80%) CMS
6 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 28 (25.23%) MS Excel
2 23 (20.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (9.91%) MS Office
4 4 (3.60%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.70%) MS Project
6 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.90%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.21%) IaaS
1 8 (7.21%) PaaS
1 8 (7.21%) SaaS
2 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.90%) Kerberos
1 1 (0.90%) Network Security
1 1 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (7.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.60%) Data Mining
5 4 (3.60%) MS Access
6 2 (1.80%) Big Data
7 1 (0.90%) KNIME
7 1 (0.90%) Lumira
7 1 (0.90%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.90%) QlikView
7 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.90%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.90%) SAS EBI
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.90%) JUnit
2 1 (0.90%) Maven
2 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (49.55%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Legal
3 5 (4.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.60%) Back Office
4 4 (3.60%) Banking
5 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.70%) Marketing
6 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.90%) Electronics
7 1 (0.90%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 68 (61.26%) Analyst
2 30 (27.03%) Data Analyst
3 18 (16.22%) Developer
4 17 (15.32%) Business Analyst
5 5 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (4.50%) Operational Support Analyst
5 5 (4.50%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (4.50%) Operations Support Analyst
5 5 (4.50%) Support Analyst
6 4 (3.60%) BizTalk Developer
6 4 (3.60%) Data Business Analyst
6 4 (3.60%) Financial Analyst
6 4 (3.60%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (3.60%) SAP Analyst
6 4 (3.60%) SAS Analyst
6 4 (3.60%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 3 (2.70%) Excel Analyst
7 3 (2.70%) Programme Analyst
7 3 (2.70%) Support Engineer
7 3 (2.70%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) XML
2 6 (5.41%) Web Services
3 5 (4.50%) REST
3 5 (4.50%) SOAP
4 4 (3.60%) CSS
4 4 (3.60%) HTML
4 4 (3.60%) HTML5
5 3 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.70%) Backbone.js
5 3 (2.70%) CSS3
5 3 (2.70%) React
5 3 (2.70%) RESTful
6 2 (1.80%) Middleware
7 1 (0.90%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.90%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 42 (37.84%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.01%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.11%) Tandem
4 3 (2.70%) NHS
4 3 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.81%) Windows
2 10 (9.01%) Linux
2 10 (9.01%) Unix
3 9 (8.11%) AIX
3 9 (8.11%) Windows 2000
3 9 (8.11%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.70%) Android
4 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.90%) CentOS
6 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.32%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (14.41%) Business Analysis
4 15 (13.51%) Data Modelling
4 15 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (12.61%) Data Management
6 13 (11.71%) Open Source
7 12 (10.81%) Project Management
8 11 (9.91%) Change Management
8 11 (9.91%) ITIL
9 10 (9.01%) ETL
9 10 (9.01%) Service Management
10 9 (8.11%) ITSM
10 9 (8.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 9 (8.11%) Release Management
11 8 (7.21%) Analytics
11 8 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (7.21%) DevOps
11 8 (7.21%) Visualisation
12 7 (6.31%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.32%) SQL
2 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.60%) VBA
3 3 (2.70%) Java
3 3 (2.70%) VB
4 2 (1.80%) Python
4 2 (1.80%) R
4 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.90%) PHP
5 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) Degree
2 4 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.90%) ISEB
4 1 (0.90%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) SLA
2 3 (2.70%) QA
3 2 (1.80%) GDPR
3 2 (1.80%) GMP
3 2 (1.80%) PMO
4 1 (0.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.90%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.90%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) Ansible
1 1 (0.90%) DameWare
1 1 (0.90%) FreeIPA
1 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.61%) SAP
3 6 (5.41%) Hyperion
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle
4 4 (3.60%) Tableau
5 2 (1.80%) EXASOL
5 2 (1.80%) Talend
6 1 (0.90%) Citrix
6 1 (0.90%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.90%) HP
6 1 (0.90%) Informatica
6 1 (0.90%) Minitab
6 1 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.90%) VMware
6 1 (0.90%) WorldPay
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