The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Analyst
Rank 110 94 100
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 8 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.23% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.81% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -11.25%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2153 1705 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.02% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 799 955
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 154 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Technical Analyst
England

Technical Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Technical Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Analyst across the West Midlands region.

Technical Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Analyst across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Technical Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Analyst across the West Midlands region.

Technical Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 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
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Job
Vacancies
Coventry -4 2 £450 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Tipton - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - - 1
Technical Analyst
England

Technical Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Technical 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 Technical Analyst in their job title.

1 8 (42.11%) IBM Notes
1 8 (42.11%) Lotus
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
4 4 (21.05%) ISEB
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
4 4 (21.05%) .NET
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) MS Office
5 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
5 3 (15.79%) C#
5 3 (15.79%) SOA
5 3 (15.79%) SLA
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Ruby
5 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
5 3 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (15.79%) Release Management
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.53%) iPad
6 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
6 2 (10.53%) Android
6 2 (10.53%) iPhone
6 2 (10.53%) Alfresco
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Phone
6 2 (10.53%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (10.53%) Drupal

Technical Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Technical 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 Technical Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (42.11%) IBM Notes
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Drupal
2 2 (10.53%) Alfresco
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.26%) PABX
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.26%) MVNO
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.53%) Handset
1 2 (10.53%) iPhone
1 2 (10.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Phone
4 2 (10.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) SOA
3 3 (15.79%) Release Management
4 2 (10.53%) Business Process Mapping
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma
5 1 (5.26%) BPR
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C#
1 3 (15.79%) Ruby
2 2 (10.53%) PHP
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) COBIT
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Lotus
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Nortel
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
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