Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 7 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 36 46 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 13.48% 15.33% 21.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.01% 16.37% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 43
Staffordshire median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £305 £177 £189
90th Percentile £406 £430 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +10.29% +3.03% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £18.52 £14.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.42% -5.33% -14.29%
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year -6.67% +22.45% -9.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 257 281 267
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 93.67% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 182 175
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +3.08% -11.86%
10th Percentile £272 £200 £194
90th Percentile £456 £474 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 16
Staffordshire median hourly rate £12.42 £16.64 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.36% +23.26% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.83
90th Percentile £36.88 £57.50 £16.48
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% +16.67% -11.76%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

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 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in Staffordshire

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 May 2018. 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
Tamworth -3 9 £400 +6.67% 2
Stoke-on-Trent -15 7 £388 +3.33% 5
Stafford 0 6 £400 +33.33% 3
Cannock - 4 £325 - 1
Lichfield +1 2 £230 - 2
Burton-upon-Trent +2 1 £388 - 4
Analyst
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 Staffordshire region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (25.00%) Finance
3 9 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
5 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 6 (16.67%) QA
6 6 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
6 6 (16.67%) GDPR
7 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (11.11%) Data Governance
7 4 (11.11%) Social Media
7 4 (11.11%) Retail
7 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.33%) Avaya
8 3 (8.33%) Middleware
8 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.33%) ERP
8 3 (8.33%) SAP
8 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 3 (8.33%) Use Case
8 3 (8.33%) Knowledge Management

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) MS Access
2 2 (5.56%) Power BI
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Social Media
3 2 (5.56%) FMCG
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
5 6 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 6 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Data Governance
6 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.33%) ERP
7 3 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) R
3 1 (2.78%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.78%) CBAP
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) GDPR
1 6 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Avaya
2 3 (8.33%) SAP
2 3 (8.33%) Verint
3 2 (5.56%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) RapidMiner
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle