Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 122 101
Rank change year-on-year +13 -21 -6
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 99 101 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.73% 1.47% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 1.76% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 66 108
North West median daily rate £410 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -5.41% +2.07%
10th Percentile £264 £194 £160
90th Percentile £600 £500 £558
England median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 12
North West median hourly rate £38.99 £12.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +224.92% -70.00% +25.20%
10th Percentile £29.74 £9.90 £36.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £13.53 £69.07
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% -11.11% -21.05%

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 4628 5750 6896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.06% 83.83% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2961 3702 4181
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 166 282
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.56 £12.13 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

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 22 November 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
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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +28 46 £384 +24.80% 12
Cheshire +8 31 £420 +4.35% 5
Merseyside +2 8 £325 -35.00% 1
Lancashire +11 5 £450 +36.36% 2
Cumbria - 3 - -
Data Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 43 (43.43%) Finance
2 37 (37.37%) SQL
3 32 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (20.20%) Data Modelling
7 18 (18.18%) Data Quality
8 17 (17.17%) Microsoft Excel
8 17 (17.17%) Business Analysis
9 16 (16.16%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (15.15%) SQL Server
10 15 (15.15%) Banking
11 14 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (13.13%) Oracle
12 13 (13.13%) Data Management
13 12 (12.12%) ITIL
14 11 (11.11%) XML
14 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
14 11 (11.11%) SAS
14 11 (11.11%) Project Management
15 10 (10.10%) Scrum
15 10 (10.10%) Cognos
15 10 (10.10%) Kanban
16 9 (9.09%) Tableau
16 9 (9.09%) Master Data Management
16 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
16 9 (9.09%) SAP
17 8 (8.08%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (8.08%) Migration
17 8 (8.08%) Risk Management

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 (11.11%) SAS
2 3 (3.03%) Apache Solr
2 3 (3.03%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.02%) nginx
4 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (17.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (5.05%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (4.04%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (3.03%) SAP CO
2 3 (3.03%) SAP FI
2 3 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.02%) HFM
4 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.04%) SaaS
2 3 (3.03%) Slack
2 3 (3.03%) Trello
2 3 (3.03%) Veeva
3 2 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.02%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.02%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.02%) Route 53
4 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.01%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Firewall
1 1 (1.01%) FTP
1 1 (1.01%) Intranet
1 1 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (1.01%) Network Security
1 1 (1.01%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.16%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (15.15%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.06%) Big Data
3 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.05%) Data Mining
4 5 (5.05%) Power BI
5 4 (4.04%) DataStage
5 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.03%) Base SAS
6 3 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (3.03%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.03%) MS Access
6 3 (3.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (3.03%) Star Schema
7 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.02%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.02%) JIRA
2 2 (2.02%) ReSharper
2 2 (2.02%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.01%) C++Builder
3 1 (1.01%) ERwin
3 1 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 43 (43.43%) Finance
2 15 (15.15%) Banking
3 8 (8.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (5.05%) Retail
5 3 (3.03%) Law
5 3 (3.03%) Legal
5 3 (3.03%) Marketing
6 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.02%) Publishing
7 1 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (72.73%) Analyst
2 38 (38.38%) Data Analyst
3 11 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 10 (10.10%) SQL Analyst
4 10 (10.10%) Systems Analyst
5 9 (9.09%) Architect
6 8 (8.08%) SQL Data Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Data Architect
7 7 (7.07%) Developer
7 7 (7.07%) IT Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) SAP Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) SAP Data Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 4 (4.04%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (4.04%) Operations Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.11%) XML
2 5 (5.05%) Web Services
3 4 (4.04%) JSON
4 3 (3.03%) .NET
4 3 (3.03%) Kafka
4 3 (3.03%) Node.js
4 3 (3.03%) XSLT
5 2 (2.02%) ADO.NET
5 2 (2.02%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.02%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (2.02%) LINQ
5 2 (2.02%) Middleware
5 2 (2.02%) REST
5 2 (2.02%) RESTful
5 2 (2.02%) WCF
5 2 (2.02%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.01%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.01%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.06%) Data Structures
2 6 (6.06%) Reference Data
3 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.04%) User Experience
5 3 (3.03%) NHS
5 3 (3.03%) State Machine
6 1 (1.01%) CESG
6 1 (1.01%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.01%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.01%) Replication
6 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.03%) Windows
2 2 (2.02%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.01%) Linux
3 1 (1.01%) Unix
3 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (20.20%) Data Modelling
4 17 (17.17%) Business Analysis
5 14 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (13.13%) Data Management
7 12 (12.12%) ITIL
8 11 (11.11%) Project Management
9 10 (10.10%) Kanban
9 10 (10.10%) Scrum
10 9 (9.09%) Master Data Management
11 8 (8.08%) Analytics
11 8 (8.08%) Migration
11 8 (8.08%) Risk Management
12 7 (7.07%) Data Cleansing
12 7 (7.07%) ETL
12 7 (7.07%) Programme Management
12 7 (7.07%) Time Management
12 7 (7.07%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.06%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.37%) SQL
2 4 (4.04%) JavaScript
2 4 (4.04%) Python
3 3 (3.03%) VBA
4 2 (2.02%) C#
4 2 (2.02%) Java
4 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.02%) XPath
5 1 (1.01%) C++
5 1 (1.01%) COBOL
5 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.01%) Ruby
5 1 (1.01%) Scala
5 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.03%) Degree
1 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.02%) ACCA
2 2 (2.02%) CIMA
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.01%) CISSP
3 1 (1.01%) GCED
3 1 (1.01%) GCFA
3 1 (1.01%) GCIA
3 1 (1.01%) GCIH
3 1 (1.01%) GIAC
3 1 (1.01%) GREM
3 1 (1.01%) GSEC
3 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.18%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.04%) SLA
3 3 (3.03%) PMO
3 3 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.02%) QA
5 1 (1.01%) CESG Infosec
5 1 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.01%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (13.13%) Oracle
2 10 (10.10%) Cognos
3 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.09%) SAP
3 9 (9.09%) Tableau
4 5 (5.05%) IBM
5 3 (3.03%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco
6 2 (2.02%) Google
6 2 (2.02%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.02%) VMware
7 1 (1.01%) Cadence
7 1 (1.01%) Embarcadero
7 1 (1.01%) EXASOL
7 1 (1.01%) IFS
7 1 (1.01%) Splunk
7 1 (1.01%) Symantec
7 1 (1.01%) Talend
7 1 (1.01%) webMethods