Period
to 29 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 76 183 188
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.26% 14.22% 12.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.10% 14.93% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 131 149
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £116 £154 £143
90th Percentile £550 £513 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.56% +3.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 7
Median hourly rate £15.45 £17.53 £10.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.87% +60.68% -12.72%
10th Percentile £11.65 £10.81 £9.12
90th Percentile £21.16 £20.00 £13.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.48 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +9.83% +7.14% -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 628 1,226 1,444
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.04% 95.26% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 857 957
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £176 £213 £213
90th Percentile £602 £578 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £443 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +4.12% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 49
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.06 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.37% +13.73% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.71 £10.75 £9.66
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -10.14%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Birmingham

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analyst in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Analyst in Birmingham

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in Birmingham over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in Birmingham

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analyst in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (23.68%) Active Directory
4 17 (22.37%) Azure
4 17 (22.37%) Office 365
5 15 (19.74%) Management Information System
5 15 (19.74%) SC Cleared
6 14 (18.42%) SQL
7 12 (15.79%) Windows
8 11 (14.47%) CISSP
8 11 (14.47%) Finance
8 11 (14.47%) Information Security
8 11 (14.47%) Decision-Making
9 10 (13.16%) Threat Intelligence
9 10 (13.16%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 10 (13.16%) Cyber Intelligence
9 10 (13.16%) GIAC
9 10 (13.16%) Linux
9 10 (13.16%) Analytics
9 10 (13.16%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (11.84%) ITIL
10 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (11.84%) Public Sector
11 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (10.53%) Data Analysis
11 8 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
11 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
11 8 (10.53%) SAP
11 8 (10.53%) Data Modelling

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.58%) IIS
2 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Sentinel
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.32%) Primavera
3 1 (1.32%) SAP Retail
3 1 (1.32%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.37%) Azure
1 17 (22.37%) Office 365
2 6 (7.89%) Power Platform
3 5 (6.58%) AWS
4 3 (3.95%) PowerApps
5 2 (2.63%) ShareGate
6 1 (1.32%) Power Automate
6 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) Firewall
2 2 (2.63%) Skype
2 2 (2.63%) VPN
3 1 (1.32%) DHCP
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (1.32%) Softphone
3 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) MS Access
2 4 (5.26%) Power BI
3 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.32%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Appium
1 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.32%) JIRA
1 1 (1.32%) Postman
1 1 (1.32%) Selenium
1 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
1 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (1.32%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (14.47%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.95%) Police
3 3 (3.95%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Law
5 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
5 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) HTML
2 5 (6.58%) .NET
3 4 (5.26%) Middleware
4 3 (3.95%) REST
5 2 (2.63%) CSS
5 2 (2.63%) HTML5
5 2 (2.63%) jQuery
5 2 (2.63%) JSON
5 2 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.63%) Web Services
5 2 (2.63%) XML
6 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.32%) SOAP
6 1 (1.32%) XMPP
6 1 (1.32%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Management Information System
2 10 (13.16%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.95%) NHS
4 3 (3.95%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.32%) FMCG
6 1 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.32%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.79%) Windows
2 10 (13.16%) Linux
3 6 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.58%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.32%) Android
6 1 (1.32%) Unix
6 1 (1.32%) VMS
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.47%) Decision-Making
1 11 (14.47%) Information Security
2 10 (13.16%) Analytics
2 10 (13.16%) Cyber Intelligence
2 10 (13.16%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 10 (13.16%) Threat Intelligence
3 9 (11.84%) ITIL
3 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.53%) Data Analysis
4 8 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 8 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (10.53%) Information Assurance
4 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (9.21%) Data Analytics
5 7 (9.21%) Service Management
6 6 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.42%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) Bash Shell
2 6 (7.89%) Python
3 5 (6.58%) C#
4 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) Java
5 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (19.74%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.47%) CISSP
4 10 (13.16%) GIAC
5 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.32%) Degree
7 1 (1.32%) HND
7 1 (1.32%) ISEB
7 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.32%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.95%) SLA
3 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.32%) GDPR
4 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.32%) PMO
4 1 (1.32%) RMADS
4 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) SAP
3 6 (7.89%) CheckPoint
3 6 (7.89%) Meraki
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle
3 6 (7.89%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.26%) Citrix
4 4 (5.26%) Qualys
5 3 (3.95%) Tableau
6 2 (2.63%) Concur
6 2 (2.63%) Ivanti
6 2 (2.63%) Nintex
7 1 (1.32%) Ariba
7 1 (1.32%) Avaya
7 1 (1.32%) Cerner
7 1 (1.32%) HP
7 1 (1.32%) Remedy
7 1 (1.32%) Sage