The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Analyst
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 5 2
Rank change year-on-year -27 -3  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 5 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 2.11% 12.04% 30.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 12.75% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 17
Median daily rate £375 £339 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.78% -8.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £109 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £423 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.34% -2.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.55 £14.00
% change year-on-year -0.34% +3.92%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Preston. 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
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 207 102 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 87.34% 94.44% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 55 45
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £115 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 14
Median hourly rate £41.50 £33.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.88% +59.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.50 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston that featured Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Preston

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analyst in Preston.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Preston

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst in Preston.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Preston

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Preston region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) IIBA
3 2 (20.00%) CBAP
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (10.00%) EDI
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) Automotive
4 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (10.00%) Clustering
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (10.00%) QA
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (10.00%) Automotive
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) EDI
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) CBAP
2 2 (20.00%) IIBA
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle