Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £354 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 1326 1714 1619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.41% 17.59% 19.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.31% 18.45% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 1116 995
Midlands median daily rate £354 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.41% +3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £181 £188 £165
90th Percentile £488 £488 £473
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 113 153
Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% -10.34%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.77 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.08 £17.43 £24.15
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.06
% change year-on-year +3.33% -0.40% +0.40%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7662 9288 8081
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.32% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4786 5641 4682
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £231 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 369 452
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -0.40% -2.84%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the Midlands

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in the Midlands

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in the Midlands

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in the Midlands

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the Midlands

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands 0 764 £350 -6.67% 59
East Midlands 0 535 £375 +7.14% 39
Analyst
England

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 327 (24.66%) Finance
2 231 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (14.86%) Business Analysis
4 188 (14.18%) Windows
5 182 (13.73%) Microsoft
6 168 (12.67%) SQL
7 145 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
8 142 (10.71%) Retail
8 142 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 120 (9.05%) ITIL
10 117 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
11 104 (7.84%) SAP
12 94 (7.09%) Migration
12 94 (7.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 93 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
14 91 (6.86%) Oracle
15 89 (6.71%) Active Directory
16 84 (6.33%) Banking
17 81 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
17 81 (6.11%) CRM
18 78 (5.88%) Use Case
19 73 (5.51%) Scrum
20 71 (5.35%) Project Management
20 71 (5.35%) Test Scripting
21 70 (5.28%) User Stories
22 68 (5.13%) Waterfall
23 66 (4.98%) Test Automation
24 63 (4.75%) Data Analysis
25 61 (4.60%) ISEB
26 59 (4.45%) Service Management

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 29 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 12 (0.90%) Confluence
4 10 (0.75%) SAS
5 5 (0.38%) CMS
5 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.38%) IIS
5 5 (0.38%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.15%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.15%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.075%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.075%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.075%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.075%) WebLogic
Applications
1 117 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 39 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.15%) Simulink
8 1 (0.075%) Mingle
8 1 (0.075%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 34 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.83%) SAP CO
2 11 (0.83%) SAP FI
2 11 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
3 10 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.45%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.45%) SAP GTS
5 5 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.30%) Sonata
6 4 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle ASCP
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.23%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.23%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.15%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.04%) Office 365
2 21 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.75%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (0.53%) SaaS
5 5 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 4 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.15%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.15%) Dropbox
7 2 (0.15%) IaaS
7 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.075%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.075%) AdWords
8 1 (0.075%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.075%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.11%) SMS
2 26 (1.96%) Internet
3 22 (1.66%) Wireless
4 14 (1.06%) Firewall
4 14 (1.06%) VPN
5 10 (0.75%) LAN
6 9 (0.68%) WAN
7 8 (0.60%) DHCP
7 8 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (0.53%) SAN
8 7 (0.53%) VoIP
9 6 (0.45%) Skype
9 6 (0.45%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.38%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.30%) FTP
11 4 (0.30%) Intranet
11 4 (0.30%) Network Security
12 3 (0.23%) 3G
12 3 (0.23%) DNS
12 3 (0.23%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (1.21%) Oracle Database
4 16 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (1.13%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (0.60%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (0.53%) SAP BW
11 6 (0.45%) Power BI
11 6 (0.45%) TimesTen
12 5 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.38%) QlikView
13 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 42 (3.17%) JIRA
2 38 (2.87%) Selenium
3 18 (1.36%) SpecFlow
4 16 (1.21%) SoapUI
5 14 (1.06%) WebDriver
6 13 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (0.90%) Cucumber
8 11 (0.83%) JMeter
9 8 (0.60%) HP UFT
9 8 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.53%) LoadUI
10 7 (0.53%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.45%) Git (software)
11 6 (0.45%) JIRA Agile
11 6 (0.45%) JUnit
12 5 (0.38%) Protractor
13 4 (0.30%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.30%) NeoLoad
14 2 (0.15%) JProfiler
14 2 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
General
1 327 (24.66%) Finance
2 142 (10.71%) Retail
3 84 (6.33%) Banking
4 53 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 33 (2.49%) Automotive
6 31 (2.34%) Marketing
7 25 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.66%) Retail Banking
9 17 (1.28%) Legal
10 12 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.83%) Electronics
11 11 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.75%) Publishing
13 8 (0.60%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.53%) Billing
15 6 (0.45%) Back Office
15 6 (0.45%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.45%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.30%) Law
16 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.96%) .NET
2 21 (1.58%) HTML
3 19 (1.43%) XML
4 18 (1.36%) Web Services
5 11 (0.83%) SOAP
6 8 (0.60%) CSS
7 6 (0.45%) Gherkin
7 6 (0.45%) WCF
7 6 (0.45%) WPF
8 5 (0.38%) JSON
9 4 (0.30%) EDI
9 4 (0.30%) EDIFACT
9 4 (0.30%) Natural Language Processing
9 4 (0.30%) REST
10 3 (0.23%) Middleware
10 3 (0.23%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.15%) Ajax
11 2 (0.15%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.15%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 145 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.22%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.04%) Smart Meter
4 26 (1.96%) User Experience
5 23 (1.73%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.28%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.13%) Data Structures
8 13 (0.98%) NHS
9 12 (0.90%) FMCG
10 9 (0.68%) Driving Licence
10 9 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (0.60%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.45%) AS400
12 6 (0.45%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.45%) Wiki
13 5 (0.38%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.38%) e-Learning
13 5 (0.38%) EPoS
14 4 (0.30%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 188 (14.18%) Windows
2 57 (4.30%) Unix
3 41 (3.09%) Linux
4 36 (2.71%) Windows 7
5 28 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.73%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.83%) Windows 8
8 10 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.53%) Android
10 6 (0.45%) HPUX
10 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.45%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.075%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.075%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.075%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (14.86%) Business Analysis
3 142 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 120 (9.05%) ITIL
5 94 (7.09%) Migration
5 94 (7.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 81 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
6 81 (6.11%) CRM
7 78 (5.88%) Use Case
8 73 (5.51%) Scrum
9 71 (5.35%) Project Management
9 71 (5.35%) Test Scripting
10 70 (5.28%) User Stories
11 68 (5.13%) Waterfall
12 66 (4.98%) Test Automation
13 63 (4.75%) Data Analysis
14 59 (4.45%) Service Management
15 57 (4.30%) Change Management
16 53 (4.00%) Data Modelling
16 53 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 168 (12.67%) SQL
2 46 (3.47%) Java
3 26 (1.96%) C#
4 18 (1.36%) VBA
5 17 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 17 (1.28%) T-SQL
6 14 (1.06%) PL/SQL
7 13 (0.98%) PowerShell
8 11 (0.83%) C
9 10 (0.75%) VB
10 9 (0.68%) Perl
11 7 (0.53%) VBScript
12 6 (0.45%) AWK
12 6 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.45%) C++
12 6 (0.45%) Korn
12 6 (0.45%) sed
13 4 (0.30%) Python
13 4 (0.30%) RPG
13 4 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (4.60%) ISEB
2 40 (3.02%) ISTQB
3 38 (2.87%) Degree
4 37 (2.79%) Security Cleared
5 26 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.75%) MCSE
9 9 (0.68%) IIBA
10 8 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.45%) MCP
12 6 (0.45%) RHCE
13 5 (0.38%) CCA
14 4 (0.30%) CIMA
14 4 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.92%) PMO
2 48 (3.62%) Data Quality
2 48 (3.62%) SLA
3 42 (3.17%) QA
4 32 (2.41%) GDPR
5 8 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.30%) MiFID
9 3 (0.23%) FATCA
9 3 (0.23%) P3O
9 3 (0.23%) PSD2
10 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.075%) COBIT
11 1 (0.075%) GCP
11 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.075%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.075%) SEPA
11 1 (0.075%) WCAG
System Software
1 89 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.38%) XenApp
4 5 (0.38%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.30%) vSphere
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.15%) XenServer
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.075%) RACF
7 1 (0.075%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.21%) SCCM
3 8 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (0.45%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.23%) SCOM
7 2 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.075%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.075%) Ansible
8 1 (0.075%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.075%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.075%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.075%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.075%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.075%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.075%) WSUS
Vendors
1 182 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 104 (7.84%) SAP
3 91 (6.86%) Oracle
4 42 (3.17%) HP
5 25 (1.89%) VMware
6 24 (1.81%) ServiceNow
7 23 (1.73%) Citrix
7 23 (1.73%) Google
8 20 (1.51%) Remedy
9 17 (1.28%) Cisco
10 14 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
12 12 (0.90%) IBM
13 11 (0.83%) Dell
13 11 (0.83%) NetApp
14 10 (0.75%) Tableau
15 8 (0.60%) Cognos
16 7 (0.53%) hybris
17 6 (0.45%) Comptel
18 5 (0.38%) LANDesk