The median contractor rate for a Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 4 2 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 24 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 17.52% 21.02% 15.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.60% 22.60% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 15
Median daily rate £375 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £229 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 129 146 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 94.16% 92.99% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 94 99
Median daily rate £375 £338 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 19
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.56 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.80 £17.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire that featured Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in Staffordshire

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in Staffordshire

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Staffordshire

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in Staffordshire

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analyst within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +1 16 £388 +3.33% 3
Tamworth 0 4 £275 +120.00% 2
Analyst
West Midlands

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Staffordshire region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.86%) Test Scripting
2 10 (17.86%) CRM
3 9 (16.07%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 8 (14.29%) Retail
5 7 (12.50%) SLA
5 7 (12.50%) ITIL
5 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (10.71%) ISEB
6 6 (10.71%) ERP
6 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
6 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.71%) JIRA
6 6 (10.71%) QA
6 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
7 5 (8.93%) Service Management
8 4 (7.14%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Wiki
8 4 (7.14%) Functional Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (7.14%) PMO
9 3 (5.36%) Project Management
9 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
9 3 (5.36%) SQL
10 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.57%) SQL Server

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) SAS
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.79%) DataStage
2 1 (1.79%) Power BI
2 1 (1.79%) QlikView
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) JIRA
2 2 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.79%) JUnit
3 1 (1.79%) RSpec
3 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Advertising
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
1 1 (1.79%) HTML
1 1 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Wiki
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Unix
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
1 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
1 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) CRM
1 10 (17.86%) Test Scripting
2 8 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 7 (12.50%) ITIL
4 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.71%) ERP
5 5 (8.93%) Service Management
6 4 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.36%) Project Management
8 2 (3.57%) Contingency Planning
8 2 (3.57%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (3.57%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.57%) Migration
8 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.57%) Process Improvement
8 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) Java
2 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.79%) Korn
2 1 (1.79%) Perl
2 1 (1.79%) PHP
2 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) ISEB
1 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) MCSA
3 1 (1.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) SLA
2 6 (10.71%) QA
3 4 (7.14%) PMO
4 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.57%) VMware
3 1 (1.79%) IBM
3 1 (1.79%) Tableau
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