Period
to 13 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 13 August 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 61 207 180
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.17% 15.01% 12.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.02% 15.66% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 144 138
Median daily rate £450 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +2.74% +10.61%
10th Percentile £215 £163 £105
90th Percentile £590 £504 £469
West Midlands median daily rate £423 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.67% - +9.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Median hourly rate £19.98 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.99% +50.00% -
10th Percentile £13.24 £10.75 £10.70
90th Percentile £21.16 £20.00 £15.40
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.73 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +5.18% - -2.44%

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 435 1,322 1,409
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.95% 95.87% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 910 940
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £188 £205 £180
90th Percentile £618 £586 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 47
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% +20.00% +5.52%
10th Percentile £12.78 £11.17 £10.90
90th Percentile £47.25 £48.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate £20.56 £16.50 £15.49
% change year-on-year +24.62% +6.52% -2.09%

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 13 August 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 13 August 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 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 20 (32.79%) Active Directory
3 19 (31.15%) Azure
4 17 (27.87%) Office 365
4 17 (27.87%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 17 (27.87%) Cyberthreat
4 17 (27.87%) Cyber Intelligence
4 17 (27.87%) Threat Intelligence
4 17 (27.87%) Management Information System
4 17 (27.87%) Information Security
5 16 (26.23%) CISSP
6 15 (24.59%) SQL
6 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
7 14 (22.95%) Decision-Making
7 14 (22.95%) GIAC
8 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (21.31%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (19.67%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (19.67%) Email Filtering
9 12 (19.67%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (19.67%) Firewall
9 12 (19.67%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (19.67%) Ethical Hacking
9 12 (19.67%) Linux
10 11 (18.03%) Red Hat
10 11 (18.03%) CheckPoint
10 11 (18.03%) Sentinel
10 11 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (18.03%) Bash Shell
10 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared

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 (8.20%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Sentinel
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.64%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 19 (31.15%) Azure
2 17 (27.87%) Office 365
3 3 (4.92%) Power Platform
4 2 (3.28%) AWS
4 2 (3.28%) SaaS
5 1 (1.64%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (1.64%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) Firewall
2 2 (3.28%) Skype
3 1 (1.64%) DHCP
3 1 (1.64%) DNS
3 1 (1.64%) Extranet
3 1 (1.64%) Internet
3 1 (1.64%) Network Security
3 1 (1.64%) Softphone
3 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.64%) VPN
3 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) MS Access
2 3 (4.92%) Power BI
2 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.64%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Selenium
2 1 (1.64%) Appium
2 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.64%) JIRA
2 1 (1.64%) JMeter
2 1 (1.64%) Postman
2 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Law
4 2 (3.28%) Police
5 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) .NET
1 5 (8.20%) HTML
2 4 (6.56%) Middleware
3 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.64%) REST
3 1 (1.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) XMPP
3 1 (1.64%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Cyberthreat
1 17 (27.87%) Management Information System
2 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) Derivative
4 1 (1.64%) FMCG
4 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.64%) Handset
4 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.64%) Social Media
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Linux
2 10 (16.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (9.84%) Windows
4 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.64%) Android
6 1 (1.64%) Unix
6 1 (1.64%) VMS
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Cyber Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) Information Security
1 17 (27.87%) Threat Intelligence
2 14 (22.95%) Decision-Making
3 13 (21.31%) Vulnerability Management
4 12 (19.67%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (19.67%) Email Filtering
4 12 (19.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 12 (19.67%) Kalman Filter
4 12 (19.67%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (16.39%) Analytics
6 10 (16.39%) Information Assurance
6 10 (16.39%) Risk Management
7 8 (13.11%) Data Analysis
7 8 (13.11%) Data Modelling
7 8 (13.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 7 (11.48%) Data Analytics
8 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) SQL
2 11 (18.03%) Bash Shell
3 6 (9.84%) Python
4 5 (8.20%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) Java
5 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (26.23%) CISSP
2 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
3 14 (22.95%) GIAC
4 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.56%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.92%) CCSA
6 3 (4.92%) CEH
7 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.28%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.64%) Degree
8 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (32.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.64%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) CheckPoint
2 11 (18.03%) Red Hat
3 9 (14.75%) Meraki
4 8 (13.11%) Qualys
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle
5 4 (6.56%) SAP
6 3 (4.92%) Citrix
6 3 (4.92%) Tableau
7 1 (1.64%) Ariba
7 1 (1.64%) Avaya
7 1 (1.64%) Cerner
7 1 (1.64%) Cognos
7 1 (1.64%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.64%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.64%) IBM
7 1 (1.64%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.64%) Remedy
7 1 (1.64%) Sage
7 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow