The median contractor rate for a Project Analyst was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Analyst
England / North West
Rank 123 137 123
Rank change year-on-year +14 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Analyst 14 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.55% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.58% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 8
Median daily rate £345 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.42% +18.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £456 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £310 £325
% change year-on-year +12.09% -4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £20.80
% change year-on-year -9.09% +32.21%  

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 2433 3598 3306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.26% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1517 2142 1745
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 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 176 196
Median hourly rate £16.50 £26.92 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.69% +41.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.98 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Project Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Analyst in the North West

Project 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 Project Analyst in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Analyst in the North West

Project Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Analyst in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Analyst in the North West

Project Analyst
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 Project Analyst in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Analyst in the North West

Project 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 Project Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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 +14 6 £385 +2.66%
Cheshire +30 4 £225 -
Merseyside +1 3 £325 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Project Analyst
England

Project Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Project 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 Project Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (40.74%) Project Management
2 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (25.93%) Business Analysis
2 7 (25.93%) PMO
3 6 (22.22%) Finance
4 5 (18.52%) Banking
4 5 (18.52%) Local Government
4 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
5 4 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
5 4 (14.81%) Process Improvement
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
7 2 (7.41%) MiFID
7 2 (7.41%) Marketing
7 2 (7.41%) Life Science
7 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
7 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
7 2 (7.41%) Project Governance
7 2 (7.41%) Decision Tree
8 1 (3.70%) GDPR
8 1 (3.70%) DocuSign
8 1 (3.70%) Business Process Mapping
8 1 (3.70%) Test Planning
8 1 (3.70%) Change Control
8 1 (3.70%) Office 365

Project Analyst Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
2 5 (18.52%) Local Government
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Life Science
1 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Project Management
2 7 (25.93%) Business Analysis
2 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
4 4 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.81%) Process Improvement
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Decision Tree
6 2 (7.41%) Project Governance
6 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.70%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (3.70%) Change Control
7 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.70%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (3.70%) User Stories
7 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) VB
1 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) PMO
2 2 (7.41%) MiFID
3 1 (3.70%) GDPR
3 1 (3.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) DocuSign
1 1 (3.70%) Google