The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
Technical Analyst
Rank 103 97 85
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 13 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.54% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.58% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 10
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£225 £318 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.13% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £279 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £381 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +10.71%
Technical 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%

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 31 October 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 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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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 -5 4 £219 -34.70% 3
Coventry -2 3 £225 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £208 - 3
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Technical Analyst
England

Technical 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 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 (38.10%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) UNIX
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (28.57%) HPUX
3 6 (28.57%) Linux
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (14.29%) SCCM
6 3 (14.29%) Release Management
6 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 3 (14.29%) C#
6 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 3 (14.29%) MCSE
6 3 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (14.29%) ISEB
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (14.29%) SAN
6 3 (14.29%) SOA
6 3 (14.29%) VoIP
7 2 (9.52%) DHCP
7 2 (9.52%) DNS
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco
7 2 (9.52%) Active Directory

Technical 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 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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Movex
1 1 (4.76%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) VoIP
1 3 (14.29%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MS Access
1 1 (4.76%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.76%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.76%) AS400
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) UNIX
2 6 (28.57%) HPUX
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
4 3 (14.29%) Release Management
4 3 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) E-Discovery
6 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Data Transformation
6 1 (4.76%) Use Case
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Workflow
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) Information Management
6 1 (4.76%) Document Management
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) VBA
3 1 (4.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) MCSE
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.76%) StreamServe
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp