The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Technical Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Analysis over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Analysis
England / North West
Rank 117 149 137
Rank change year-on-year +32 -12  
Contract jobs citing Technical Analysis 11 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.43% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Median daily rate £350 £388 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% -22.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £438 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -17.50% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +143.47% -  

Technical 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 2106 3169 2731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.33% 82.55% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1905 1506
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 £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 128 128
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.84 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Technical Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Technical Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Analysis in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Analysis in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Analysis in the North West

Technical 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 Technical Analysis within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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 +15 10 £338 +3.84%
Lancashire - 1 £375 -
Technical Analysis
England

Technical Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Technical 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 Technical Analysis.

1 7 (35.00%) Finance
1 7 (35.00%) Saba
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) Coaching
2 6 (30.00%) JIRA
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (20.00%) Validation
4 4 (20.00%) Banking
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle
4 4 (20.00%) IIS
4 4 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (15.00%) Service Management
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (15.00%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (15.00%) Use Case
5 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (15.00%) Learning Management System
5 3 (15.00%) Portfolio Management

Technical 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 4 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.00%) VLAN
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 4 (20.00%) Workstream Lead
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) PeopleSoft Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) HR Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.00%) Learning Management System
4 1 (5.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) Coaching
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) Validation
5 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.00%) Service Management
5 3 (15.00%) Use Case
6 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (10.00%) Time Management
6 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CCNA
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.00%) MCSE
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (10.00%) BladeLogic
1 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Saba
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) AppDynamics
3 2 (10.00%) Canon
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Dell
3 2 (10.00%) EqualLogic
3 2 (10.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec
3 2 (10.00%) Veeam
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint