Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 110 128
Rank change year-on-year -16 +18 -24
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 96 107 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.61% 1.88% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 2.28% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 80 62
North West median daily rate £350 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £274 £170
90th Percentile £538 £600 £500
England median daily rate £438 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -2.78% +9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 4
North West median hourly rate £34.50 £38.99 £12.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.52% +223.84% -69.90%
10th Percentile £17.25 £29.74 £9.88
90th Percentile £45.50 £50.00 £13.49
England median hourly rate £18.66 £19.30 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.29% -3.53% -3.03%

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 4,946 4,697 5,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.89% 82.64% 85.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,130 3,030 3,591
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £571
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 207 167
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £27.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.93% +18.19% -23.11%
10th Percentile £11.54 £11.67 £11.85
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.55 £53.20
England median hourly rate £22.20 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.22% +8.25% +4.98%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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
Cheshire 0 36 £328 -22.02% 6
Manchester -31 32 £363 -6.45% 24
Merseyside -6 10 £313 -5.66% 3
Cumbria +4 9 £375 -
Lancashire -18 7 £338 -25.00% 4
Data Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 40 (41.67%) SQL
2 30 (31.25%) ETL
3 26 (27.08%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (27.08%) Finance
4 20 (20.83%) Data Modelling
5 19 (19.79%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 15 (15.63%) Migration
7 15 (15.63%) SAP
7 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
7 15 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Excel
9 13 (13.54%) Oracle
9 13 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (12.50%) Project Management
10 12 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (11.46%) PMO
11 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
12 10 (10.42%) Business Analysis
12 10 (10.42%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (10.42%) XML
12 10 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (10.42%) Management Information System
12 10 (10.42%) Analytics
13 9 (9.38%) Hyperion
13 9 (9.38%) Banking
13 9 (9.38%) Visualisation

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 3 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (4.17%) SAP CO
1 4 (4.17%) SAP FI
1 4 (4.17%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (3.13%) HFM
3 1 (1.04%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.04%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.04%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.17%) GitHub
3 2 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.04%) Slack
4 1 (1.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) Firewall
1 1 (1.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.79%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 15 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (10.42%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (8.33%) Power BI
6 8 (8.33%) Relational Database
7 6 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (6.25%) Data Mining
8 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (4.17%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (4.17%) MongoDB
10 3 (3.13%) Apache Hive
10 3 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (3.13%) Big Data
10 3 (3.13%) Geospatial Data
10 3 (3.13%) HBase
10 3 (3.13%) MS Access
10 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (2.08%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.04%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.04%) ER Studio
2 1 (1.04%) ERwin
2 1 (1.04%) JIRA
2 1 (1.04%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.04%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (27.08%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Law
4 3 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Legal
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.04%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 33 (34.38%) Analyst
2 18 (18.75%) Developer
3 17 (17.71%) Data Analyst
4 7 (7.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (7.29%) Data Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 6 (6.25%) DBA
5 6 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 6 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Architect
6 5 (5.21%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.21%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.21%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Applications Support Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) ETL Developer
7 4 (4.17%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) XML
2 2 (2.08%) JSON
2 2 (2.08%) Middleware
2 2 (2.08%) Web Services
2 2 (2.08%) XML Schema
3 1 (1.04%) .NET
3 1 (1.04%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.04%) JSON Schema
3 1 (1.04%) LINQ
3 1 (1.04%) REST
3 1 (1.04%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (1.04%) SAP TM
3 1 (1.04%) Spring
3 1 (1.04%) WCF
3 1 (1.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.42%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.17%) Taxonomies
4 3 (3.13%) NHS
4 3 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.13%) User Experience
5 2 (2.08%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.04%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.25%) ETL
2 26 (27.08%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (20.83%) Data Modelling
4 15 (15.63%) Migration
5 13 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (12.50%) Project Management
7 10 (10.42%) Analytics
7 10 (10.42%) Business Analysis
7 10 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.38%) Visualisation
9 8 (8.33%) Programme Management
10 7 (7.29%) CRM
10 7 (7.29%) Data Architecture
10 7 (7.29%) Data Management
10 7 (7.29%) Data Visualisation
10 7 (7.29%) ITIL
10 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
10 7 (7.29%) Service Management
10 7 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (41.67%) SQL
2 8 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 6 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.17%) Java
4 4 (4.17%) Perl
4 4 (4.17%) Python
5 2 (2.08%) ABAP
5 2 (2.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (2.08%) VBA
6 1 (1.04%) C
6 1 (1.04%) C#
6 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.25%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) ISEB
3 3 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.08%) CISM
4 2 (2.08%) CISSP
4 2 (2.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (2.08%) MCSE
4 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.04%) GIAC
5 1 (1.04%) HNC
5 1 (1.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.46%) PMO
2 7 (7.29%) SLA
3 6 (6.25%) Data Quality
4 4 (4.17%) QA
5 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (1.04%) GDPR
6 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
1 15 (15.63%) SAP
2 13 (13.54%) Oracle
3 9 (9.38%) Hyperion
4 6 (6.25%) Talend
5 3 (3.13%) Tableau
6 2 (2.08%) Cognos
6 2 (2.08%) IBM
6 2 (2.08%) Informatica
6 2 (2.08%) Splunk
7 1 (1.04%) AlienVault
7 1 (1.04%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.04%) Cisco
7 1 (1.04%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com