The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 117 101
Rank change year-on-year +38 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 49 41 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.90% 1.06% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 1.12% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 27
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £230 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £458 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £37.48 £14.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +154.06% -10.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.35 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.17 £16.15 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.91 £15.75 £18.38
% change year-on-year +7.36% -14.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2454 3648 3409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.97% 94.29% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 2178 1787
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.18 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Data Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in the North West

Data Analyst
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 Analyst in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analyst in the North West

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analyst in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analyst in the North West

Data Analyst
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 Analyst in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analyst in the North West

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analyst in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Analyst in the North West

Data Analyst
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 Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 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 +20 20 £294 -9.61% 9
Cheshire +29 15 £400 +7.38% 4
Merseyside +4 4 £331 -5.35% 1
Cumbria - 3 £155 -
Lancashire +20 1 - - 2
Data Analyst
England

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Data Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 33 (45.21%) Finance
2 29 (39.73%) Data Analysis
3 23 (31.51%) SQL
4 20 (27.40%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (24.66%) MS Excel
6 14 (19.18%) Data Modelling
7 11 (15.07%) SAP
8 8 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
9 7 (9.59%) Oracle
9 7 (9.59%) Business Analysis
9 7 (9.59%) Data Mapping
9 7 (9.59%) Data Quality
10 6 (8.22%) Data Governance
10 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
10 6 (8.22%) VB
11 5 (6.85%) VBA
11 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
11 5 (6.85%) Data Mining
11 5 (6.85%) Hyperion
11 5 (6.85%) NetApp
11 5 (6.85%) Data Cleansing
11 5 (6.85%) Degree
11 5 (6.85%) VMware
11 5 (6.85%) Analytics
11 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
11 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
12 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (5.48%) Retail
12 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Data Analyst Skill Set
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 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.11%) SAS
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (24.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) MS Project
2 3 (4.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
1 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) LAN
1 2 (2.74%) SAN
1 2 (2.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) Data Mining
2 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.48%) MS Access
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.11%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.74%) Big Data
5 2 (2.74%) QlikView
6 1 (1.37%) GIS
6 1 (1.37%) KNIME
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.37%) MySQL
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.37%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 33 (45.21%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.74%) Back Office
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Law
5 1 (1.37%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) XML
2 1 (1.37%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.40%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.48%) NHS
4 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.37%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Android
1 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.74%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.73%) Data Analysis
2 14 (19.18%) Data Modelling
3 8 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (9.59%) Business Analysis
4 7 (9.59%) Data Mapping
5 6 (8.22%) Data Governance
6 5 (6.85%) Analytics
6 5 (6.85%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (5.48%) Data Conversion
7 4 (5.48%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.48%) Migration
7 4 (5.48%) Quality Management
7 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (5.48%) Statistics
8 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.11%) Information Security
8 3 (4.11%) Project Management
8 3 (4.11%) Service Management
8 3 (4.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.51%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) VB
3 5 (6.85%) VBA
4 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.74%) R
4 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.74%) VBScript
5 1 (1.37%) Java
5 1 (1.37%) PHP
5 1 (1.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) CBAP
3 1 (1.37%) IIBA
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB
3 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) vSphere
2 3 (4.11%) XenApp
3 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.74%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) SAP
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) Oracle
3 5 (6.85%) Hyperion
3 5 (6.85%) NetApp
3 5 (6.85%) VMware
4 3 (4.11%) Citrix
4 3 (4.11%) CommVault
4 3 (4.11%) IBM
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco
5 2 (2.74%) EXASOL
5 2 (2.74%) Talend
6 1 (1.37%) Civica
6 1 (1.37%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (1.37%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.37%) Tableau
6 1 (1.37%) Workday
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £380 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago