The table below looks at the statistics for the Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 489 386 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.64% 18.77% 19.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.44% 20.31% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 236 230
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£338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £210 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £422 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
- +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 41
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £24.35 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.79
% change year-on-year
- -8.15%
Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2281 1901 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.61% 92.46% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1223 1038 1020
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 147 175
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Analyst in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Analyst across the West Midlands region.

Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analyst across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 161 £364 +3.92% 44
Warwickshire 0 84 £325 -7.14% 16
Coventry -3 50 £351 -3.79% 11
Staffordshire +4 30 £250 -23.07% 6
Worcestershire +1 23 £250 -23.07% 2
Shropshire +10 17 £333 +177.08% 4
Wolverhampton +4 15 £175 -68.18% 7
Solihull -7 9 £344 -8.33% 6
West Bromwich -1 5 - - 3
Walsall 0 4 £325 -13.33% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £360 -
Dudley - - - -
Wednesbury - - - - 1
Analyst
England

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Analyst in their job title.

1 170 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 149 (16.27%) SQL
3 148 (16.16%) Finance
4 143 (15.61%) MS Excel
5 128 (13.97%) Windows
6 121 (13.21%) ITIL
7 104 (11.35%) Business Analysis
8 103 (11.24%) MS Office
9 102 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
10 86 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 79 (8.62%) Active Directory
12 75 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
13 67 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
14 62 (6.77%) Project Management
15 60 (6.55%) SQL Server
16 58 (6.33%) Retail
17 52 (5.68%) Banking
17 52 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 52 (5.68%) Workflow
18 50 (5.46%) PRINCE2
18 50 (5.46%) UNIX
19 49 (5.35%) SLA
19 49 (5.35%) MS Visio
19 49 (5.35%) Citrix
19 49 (5.35%) Security Cleared
20 48 (5.24%) SharePoint
21 47 (5.13%) Migration
22 46 (5.02%) ISEB
22 46 (5.02%) Windows 7
23 45 (4.91%) Oracle

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 48 (5.24%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.84%) SAS
2 26 (2.84%) WebSphere
3 25 (2.73%) MS Exchange
3 25 (2.73%) IBM Notes
4 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
5 5 (0.55%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.33%) IIS
7 2 (0.22%) Documentum
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.22%) Confluence
8 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.11%) Lync
8 1 (0.11%) Drupal
8 1 (0.11%) Alfresco
Applications
1 143 (15.61%) MS Excel
2 103 (11.24%) MS Office
3 49 (5.35%) MS Visio
4 32 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (2.51%) MS Project
6 9 (0.98%) PowerPivot
7 8 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.66%) SPSS
9 3 (0.33%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.98%) CA Clarity
3 6 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.55%) TRIRIGA
4 5 (0.55%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.55%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.44%) Agresso
5 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.33%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.33%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.33%) Maximo
7 2 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.11%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.11%) Movex
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.44%) Office 365
2 3 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.11%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.40%) TCP/IP
2 16 (1.75%) FTP
3 15 (1.64%) DHCP
3 15 (1.64%) VoIP
4 14 (1.53%) DNS
5 12 (1.31%) LAN
6 8 (0.87%) Network Security
7 7 (0.76%) VLAN
7 7 (0.76%) WAN
7 7 (0.76%) SAN
8 5 (0.55%) Internet
8 5 (0.55%) Firewall
9 3 (0.33%) VPN
10 2 (0.22%) CTI
10 2 (0.22%) Intranet
10 2 (0.22%) SMS
10 2 (0.22%) Wireless
11 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.11%) FirePass
11 1 (0.11%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 52 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (1.97%) MS Access
7 11 (1.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 9 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.87%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.76%) Base SAS
11 5 (0.55%) PerformancePoint
11 5 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.44%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.44%) ZAP BI
12 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.33%) OLAP Cube
13 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.87%) Rational Rose
3 4 (0.44%) JIRA
4 3 (0.33%) Selenium
4 3 (0.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.22%) Toad
6 1 (0.11%) WebSpeed
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
General
1 148 (16.16%) Finance
2 58 (6.33%) Retail
3 52 (5.68%) Banking
4 24 (2.62%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.51%) Automotive
5 23 (2.51%) Marketing
6 14 (1.53%) Back Office
7 13 (1.42%) Local Government
8 9 (0.98%) Retail Banking
8 9 (0.98%) Legal
8 9 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.87%) Law
10 7 (0.76%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.66%) Billing
11 6 (0.66%) Publishing
12 5 (0.55%) Advertising
13 3 (0.33%) Electronics
13 3 (0.33%) Welsh Language
14 2 (0.22%) Front Office
14 2 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.60%) XML
2 29 (3.17%) Web Services
3 24 (2.62%) .NET
4 16 (1.75%) XSD
5 14 (1.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 12 (1.31%) Middleware
6 12 (1.31%) ASP.NET
7 11 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (0.87%) MDX
9 5 (0.55%) HTML
10 4 (0.44%) Mason
11 3 (0.33%) WCF
11 3 (0.33%) CSS
11 3 (0.33%) SOAP
12 2 (0.22%) ODBC
12 2 (0.22%) jQuery
13 1 (0.11%) Google Maps API
13 1 (0.11%) BAPI
13 1 (0.11%) EDI
13 1 (0.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.37%) NHS
3 18 (1.97%) Blackberry
4 15 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 13 (1.42%) Mathematics
6 12 (1.31%) Open Source
6 12 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.20%) Statistics
8 9 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (0.87%) Credit Risk
10 7 (0.76%) Reference Data
10 7 (0.76%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.76%) User Experience
11 5 (0.55%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.55%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.55%) PMI
12 4 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.44%) Wiki
13 3 (0.33%) Data Conversion
13 3 (0.33%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 128 (13.97%) Windows
2 50 (5.46%) UNIX
3 46 (5.02%) Windows 7
4 42 (4.59%) Windows XP
5 32 (3.49%) Linux
6 24 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.53%) HPUX
9 6 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.55%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.44%) Solaris
11 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.33%) AIX
12 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.33%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.33%) zOS
12 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (13.21%) ITIL
2 104 (11.35%) Business Analysis
3 102 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 67 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
6 62 (6.77%) Project Management
7 52 (5.68%) Workflow
8 50 (5.46%) PRINCE2
9 47 (5.13%) Migration
10 44 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 43 (4.69%) Test Scripting
11 43 (4.69%) Data Analysis
12 40 (4.37%) UML
13 38 (4.15%) Use Case
14 35 (3.82%) Data Modelling
15 34 (3.71%) E-Commerce
15 34 (3.71%) Change Management
16 33 (3.60%) ERP
17 28 (3.06%) Service Delivery
17 28 (3.06%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 149 (16.27%) SQL
2 31 (3.38%) VBA
3 29 (3.17%) Java
4 23 (2.51%) T-SQL
5 16 (1.75%) C#
6 8 (0.87%) VB
7 6 (0.66%) VB.NET
7 6 (0.66%) C++
7 6 (0.66%) C
8 5 (0.55%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.44%) VBScript
9 4 (0.44%) PHP
9 4 (0.44%) SAS Macro
10 3 (0.33%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.33%) Korn
10 3 (0.33%) Perl
11 2 (0.22%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.11%) ABAP
12 1 (0.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 46 (5.02%) ISEB
3 37 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.95%) Degree
5 26 (2.84%) ISTQB
6 14 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.98%) MCSE
9 8 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.66%) CISSP
11 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.55%) CCNA
11 5 (0.55%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.44%) PMP
13 3 (0.33%) ACCA
13 3 (0.33%) CISM
13 3 (0.33%) CIMA
14 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.22%) MCITP
14 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.35%) SLA
2 18 (1.97%) QA
3 10 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.55%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.44%) P3O
8 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.22%) HL7
9 2 (0.22%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) MiFID
10 1 (0.11%) DICOM
10 1 (0.11%) Basel III
10 1 (0.11%) EMIR
10 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.11%) UCITS
10 1 (0.11%) FATCA
System Software
1 79 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.98%) XenApp
3 6 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.44%) Terminal Services
4 4 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (0.33%) vSphere
6 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.11%) XenServer
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.11%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 15 (1.64%) Tivoli
2 9 (0.98%) SCCM
3 7 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (0.55%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.33%) Nessus
6 3 (0.33%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.22%) DameWare
7 2 (0.22%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.22%) SCOM
8 1 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 170 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 49 (5.35%) Citrix
3 45 (4.91%) Oracle
4 39 (4.26%) SAP
5 35 (3.82%) IBM
6 27 (2.95%) Lotus
7 21 (2.29%) VMware
8 19 (2.07%) HP
9 18 (1.97%) Business Objects
9 18 (1.97%) Remedy
10 17 (1.86%) ATG
11 14 (1.53%) Symantec
12 13 (1.42%) ServiceNow
13 11 (1.20%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
15 7 (0.76%) Trillium
15 7 (0.76%) BT
16 6 (0.66%) Cisco
17 5 (0.55%) Avaya
17 5 (0.55%) BMC
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
IT Flexi Team
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
WA Consultants
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Attractive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 9 days ago