Period
to 21 September 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 210 208 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.43% 14.13% 16.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.97% 14.89% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 162 189
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +20.00% -12.16%
10th Percentile £155 £131 £216
90th Percentile £503 £464 £456
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £340
% change year-on-year -3.23% +13.97% -6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +20.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.44 £10.70 £8.39
90th Percentile £20.00 £15.40 £13.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +16.00%

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 1,315 1,397 1,348
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 94.90% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 943 952
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.56% +0.32%
10th Percentile £205 £175 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 50 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.52% -1.97%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.75 £8.39
90th Percentile £53.13 £35.25 £39.43
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year +3.23% -4.34% +8.02%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Birmingham

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analyst in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Birmingham

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Birmingham

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Birmingham

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 50 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 36 (17.14%) Finance
3 30 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (11.90%) Windows
6 23 (10.95%) Microsoft Excel
6 23 (10.95%) Office 365
7 22 (10.48%) Analytics
7 22 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (10.48%) Business Analysis
8 21 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (9.52%) Data Analysis
10 19 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (9.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 18 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
12 16 (7.62%) Azure
13 15 (7.14%) ITIL
13 15 (7.14%) Migration
14 14 (6.67%) SQL
14 14 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 13 (6.19%) PMO
15 13 (6.19%) SharePoint
15 13 (6.19%) Retail
16 12 (5.71%) Banking
16 12 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (5.71%) Test Automation
17 11 (5.24%) Windows 10
17 11 (5.24%) Test Scripting
17 11 (5.24%) Active Directory
17 11 (5.24%) Project Management

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 13 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.38%) ArcGIS
2 5 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.43%) SAS
4 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.48%) CMS
4 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.48%) IIS
4 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (10.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (9.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.43%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.95%) Magento
4 2 (0.95%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.95%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.48%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.48%) Maximo
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.48%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.95%) Office 365
2 16 (7.62%) Azure
3 10 (4.76%) Power Platform
4 8 (3.81%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.90%) IaaS
5 4 (1.90%) SaaS
6 3 (1.43%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.43%) PaaS
7 2 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.95%) AWS
7 2 (0.95%) Google Drive
7 2 (0.95%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.48%) G Suite
8 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.81%) Firewall
2 4 (1.90%) LAN
2 4 (1.90%) Skype
2 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.90%) WAN
3 2 (0.95%) DNS
3 2 (0.95%) VPN
4 1 (0.48%) Broadband
4 1 (0.48%) DHCP
4 1 (0.48%) Internet
4 1 (0.48%) Intranet
4 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.76%) Power BI
2 9 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.38%) GIS
4 5 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.43%) MS Access
6 3 (1.43%) QGIS
7 2 (0.95%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.95%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.38%) JIRA
1 5 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.90%) JMeter
2 4 (1.90%) SilkTest
3 3 (1.43%) Selenium
3 3 (1.43%) SilkPerformer
3 3 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.95%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.95%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.48%) Gatling
5 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (17.14%) Finance
2 13 (6.19%) Retail
3 12 (5.71%) Banking
4 7 (3.33%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.90%) Legal
7 3 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.43%) German Language
8 2 (0.95%) Automotive
8 2 (0.95%) Local Government
8 2 (0.95%) Marketing
8 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.48%) Back Office
9 1 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.38%) Web Services
2 3 (1.43%) SOAP
3 2 (0.95%) BAPI
3 2 (0.95%) HTML
3 2 (0.95%) JSON
3 2 (0.95%) MDX
3 2 (0.95%) XML
4 1 (0.48%) .NET
4 1 (0.48%) CSS
4 1 (0.48%) DOM
4 1 (0.48%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.48%) jQuery
4 1 (0.48%) Middleware
4 1 (0.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.38%) AS400
2 5 (2.38%) iSeries
2 5 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (1.90%) NHS
4 3 (1.43%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.43%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.95%) User Experience
6 1 (0.48%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.90%) Windows
2 11 (5.24%) Windows 10
3 5 (2.38%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.90%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.43%) Linux
6 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 29 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (10.48%) Analytics
3 22 (10.48%) Business Analysis
3 22 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 19 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (7.14%) ITIL
6 15 (7.14%) Migration
7 14 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 12 (5.71%) Test Automation
8 12 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (5.24%) Project Management
9 11 (5.24%) Test Scripting
10 10 (4.76%) Change Management
11 9 (4.29%) Data Analytics
11 9 (4.29%) Document Management
12 8 (3.81%) Data Migration
12 8 (3.81%) Security Operations
12 8 (3.81%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.67%) SQL
2 6 (2.86%) T-SQL
3 5 (2.38%) C
3 5 (2.38%) C#
3 5 (2.38%) Python
3 5 (2.38%) RPG
4 3 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.43%) VBA
5 2 (0.95%) RPG IV
6 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.81%) Degree
3 5 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.43%) HND
5 2 (0.95%) AAT
5 2 (0.95%) ACCA
6 1 (0.48%) CEH
6 1 (0.48%) CISSP
6 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.48%) IIBA
6 1 (0.48%) ISEB
6 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.48%) MCSA
6 1 (0.48%) MCSE
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.48%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.19%) PMO
2 8 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.81%) SLA
3 4 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.90%) QA
4 3 (1.43%) NIST
5 1 (0.48%) COBIT
5 1 (0.48%) NCSC
System Software
1 11 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.48%) XenApp
3 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (1.43%) SCCM
1 3 (1.43%) SCOM
2 2 (0.95%) QRadar
Vendors
1 50 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.81%) ServiceNow
3 6 (2.86%) Google
3 6 (2.86%) SAP
4 4 (1.90%) Adobe
4 4 (1.90%) Alteryx
4 4 (1.90%) Citrix
4 4 (1.90%) Oracle
4 4 (1.90%) Remedy
4 4 (1.90%) Tableau
4 4 (1.90%) VMware
5 3 (1.43%) LogRhythm
5 3 (1.43%) Micro Focus
6 2 (0.95%) ESRI
6 2 (0.95%) Ivanti
6 2 (0.95%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.95%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.48%) Aruba
7 1 (0.48%) Facebook
7 1 (0.48%) Splunk