The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analyst
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 335 317 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.99% 16.80% 19.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.37% 18.04% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 128 211
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 50
Average hourly rate £13.75 £11.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £31.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2179 1757 2105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.98% 93.11% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 820 958
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 172 179
Average hourly rate £15.85 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.57% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Analyst
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 83 £350 -6.66% 25
Warwickshire -3 40 £280 -10.40% 9
Coventry -3 37 £363 +3.57% 11
Worcestershire +16 20 £363 +3.57% 6
Wolverhampton +2 17 £450 +45.39% 3
Staffordshire 0 16 £275 -13.04% 12
Solihull -7 12 £325 -18.75% 2
Shropshire -8 11 £215 -43.92% 4
Dudley - 6 £363 -
Walsall +1 5 £325 -
Herefordshire +1 4 £214 - 2
West Bromwich +1 3 - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £450 - 1
Tipton - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Analyst
England

Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 141 (19.21%) SQL
2 127 (17.30%) Finance
3 112 (15.26%) Microsoft
4 87 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 87 (11.85%) Business Analysis
5 84 (11.44%) MS Excel
6 77 (10.49%) Windows
7 76 (10.35%) MS Office
8 68 (9.26%) ITIL
9 62 (8.45%) SQL Server
10 61 (8.31%) SAP
10 61 (8.31%) Migration
11 60 (8.17%) Retail
12 58 (7.90%) CRM
13 55 (7.49%) .NET
14 51 (6.95%) Project Management
15 50 (6.81%) Data Analysis
15 50 (6.81%) User Acceptance Testing
16 47 (6.40%) Banking
16 47 (6.40%) Oracle
17 46 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
18 45 (6.13%) Test Scripting
19 43 (5.86%) ISEB
20 42 (5.72%) NHS
21 40 (5.45%) Data Modelling
21 40 (5.45%) ERP
22 38 (5.18%) Active Directory
22 38 (5.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 37 (5.04%) SharePoint
24 36 (4.90%) Data Migration

Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 37 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.18%) IBM Notes
3 14 (1.91%) SAS
4 12 (1.63%) IIS
5 8 (1.09%) Alfresco
5 8 (1.09%) Drupal
6 7 (0.95%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.54%) CMS
8 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.27%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.14%) FileNet
10 1 (0.14%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.14%) Documentum
10 1 (0.14%) Apache
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 84 (11.44%) MS Excel
2 76 (10.35%) MS Office
3 22 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.82%) MS Project
6 3 (0.41%) SPSS
7 2 (0.27%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.14%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 12 (1.63%) SAP HR
2 10 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.23%) Agresso
3 9 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.54%) CA Clarity
4 4 (0.54%) Retail-J
4 4 (0.54%) Maximo
5 3 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.41%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.41%) SAP Payroll
5 3 (0.41%) SAP PM
5 3 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.41%) Cognos Controller
5 3 (0.41%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.41%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.14%) Movex
7 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.14%) Office 365
1 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.91%) Internet
2 9 (1.23%) SAN
3 8 (1.09%) WAN
4 7 (0.95%) LAN
5 6 (0.82%) Firewall
6 5 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.68%) VPN
7 4 (0.54%) Wireless
8 3 (0.41%) 3G
8 3 (0.41%) VoIP
8 3 (0.41%) Broadband
8 3 (0.41%) DHCP
8 3 (0.41%) 4G
9 2 (0.27%) PABX
9 2 (0.27%) Network Security
9 2 (0.27%) MVNO
9 2 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.27%) DNS
9 2 (0.27%) ADSL
9 2 (0.27%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.59%) MS Access
4 19 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (1.36%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.36%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.95%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.95%) OLAP
8 7 (0.95%) DTS
9 5 (0.68%) ReportNet
9 5 (0.68%) SAP BI
9 5 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.68%) Cognos Powerplay
10 4 (0.54%) MySQL
10 4 (0.54%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 12 (1.63%) Rational Rose
2 10 (1.36%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.23%) LoadRunner
3 9 (1.23%) Selenium
4 8 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (0.68%) JIRA
5 5 (0.68%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.41%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.41%) QUnit
8 2 (0.27%) Subversion
8 2 (0.27%) Toad
8 2 (0.27%) ERwin
9 1 (0.14%) JMeter
9 1 (0.14%) WebSpeed
9 1 (0.14%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.14%) Ant
9 1 (0.14%) Maven
General
1 127 (17.30%) Finance
2 60 (8.17%) Retail
3 47 (6.40%) Banking
4 23 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.59%) Legal
6 16 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.91%) Retail Banking
7 14 (1.91%) Billing
8 11 (1.50%) Front Office
9 9 (1.23%) Automotive
10 8 (1.09%) Marketing
11 6 (0.82%) Local Government
11 6 (0.82%) Back Office
12 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.41%) Law
13 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.27%) Games
15 1 (0.14%) Advertising
15 1 (0.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (7.49%) .NET
2 20 (2.72%) ASP.NET
3 15 (2.04%) Web Services
4 13 (1.77%) HTML
5 10 (1.36%) WCF
6 8 (1.09%) .NET Framework
7 6 (0.82%) CSS
8 5 (0.68%) XML
8 5 (0.68%) SOAP
9 4 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.54%) HTML5
9 4 (0.54%) REST
9 4 (0.54%) jQuery
9 4 (0.54%) WPF
9 4 (0.54%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.54%) J2EE
10 3 (0.41%) Classic ASP
10 3 (0.41%) NHibernate
11 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 2 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.72%) NHS
2 32 (4.36%) Management Information System
3 9 (1.23%) Blackberry
4 8 (1.09%) EPoS
5 7 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (0.95%) iPad
6 6 (0.82%) Mobile App
6 6 (0.82%) Mathematics
6 6 (0.82%) Credit Risk
6 6 (0.82%) Statistics
7 5 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 5 (0.68%) N-Tier
7 5 (0.68%) iPhone
7 5 (0.68%) Open Source
8 4 (0.54%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.54%) CMDB
9 3 (0.41%) W3C
9 3 (0.41%) PMI
9 3 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.41%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 77 (10.49%) Windows
2 33 (4.50%) UNIX
3 31 (4.22%) Windows 7
4 25 (3.41%) Windows XP
5 11 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.36%) Linux
7 5 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.54%) Android
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.27%) Solaris
10 2 (0.27%) zOS
10 2 (0.27%) SUSE
11 1 (0.14%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.14%) AIX
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
1 87 (11.85%) Business Analysis
2 68 (9.26%) ITIL
3 61 (8.31%) Migration
4 58 (7.90%) CRM
5 51 (6.95%) Project Management
6 50 (6.81%) Data Analysis
6 50 (6.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 46 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (6.13%) Test Scripting
9 40 (5.45%) Data Modelling
9 40 (5.45%) ERP
10 36 (4.90%) Data Migration
11 33 (4.50%) UML
12 32 (4.36%) Service Delivery
13 29 (3.95%) PRINCE2
14 24 (3.27%) Change Management
15 23 (3.13%) Use Case
16 22 (3.00%) E-Commerce
17 19 (2.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 141 (19.21%) SQL
2 28 (3.81%) T-SQL
3 22 (3.00%) JavaScript
4 20 (2.72%) VBA
4 20 (2.72%) VB
5 18 (2.45%) Java
6 14 (1.91%) C#
7 11 (1.50%) PHP
8 9 (1.23%) VB.NET
9 7 (0.95%) VBScript
9 7 (0.95%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.82%) C
10 6 (0.82%) COBOL
11 5 (0.68%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 4 (0.54%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.54%) Ruby
13 2 (0.27%) VB6
13 2 (0.27%) RPG
13 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 43 (5.86%) ISEB
2 31 (4.22%) Degree
3 25 (3.41%) Security Cleared
4 22 (3.00%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.82%) CISSP
6 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.54%) PMP
8 4 (0.54%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.41%) CISM
9 3 (0.41%) CCNA
9 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.41%) MCSE
9 3 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.27%) IIBA
10 2 (0.27%) CBAP
10 2 (0.27%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.86%) SLA
2 17 (2.32%) QA
3 9 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.41%) WCAG
6 3 (0.41%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) HL7
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) Basel III
System Software
1 38 (5.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.54%) XenApp
4 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (2.72%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.50%) Tivoli
3 10 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (0.54%) SCCM
5 3 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.41%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.27%) OpenView
7 1 (0.14%) DameWare
7 1 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 112 (15.26%) Microsoft
2 61 (8.31%) SAP
3 47 (6.40%) Oracle
4 29 (3.95%) HP
5 23 (3.13%) Cognos
6 18 (2.45%) Citrix
7 16 (2.18%) Lotus
7 16 (2.18%) Business Objects
8 11 (1.50%) VMware
8 11 (1.50%) Northgate
9 9 (1.23%) IBM
10 8 (1.09%) Cisco
11 7 (0.95%) CheckPoint
11 7 (0.95%) Symantec
11 7 (0.95%) Remedy
12 6 (0.82%) 3PAR
12 6 (0.82%) Tableau
12 6 (0.82%) Teradata
12 6 (0.82%) Avaya
12 6 (0.82%) JD Edwards
West Midlands
Sanderson
Rate: £320 - £380 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Network ITR
Rate: 400 to 425 per day GBP
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Consult Solutions
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Consult Solutions
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Fixed Term Contract
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
Rate: flexible for the right candidate
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Flexible for the right candidate
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Experis IT
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 340 per day GBP
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 9 days ago
Telford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £360 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Worcestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £135.00 - £140.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago