Period
to 15 May 2021

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £351 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

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 > West Midlands
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 365 261 647
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.58% 11.82% 14.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.68% 12.42% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 169 424
10th Percentile £150 £198 £154
25th Percentile £285 £313 £272
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £351 £400 £386
Median % change year-on-year -12.38% +3.56% +3.00%
75th Percentile £438 £475 £450
90th Percentile £488 £525 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 24
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.25 £10.25
25th Percentile £14.82 £11.64 £11.16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.73 £13.25
Median % change year-on-year +15.45% +11.13% -8.62%
75th Percentile £23.00 £19.55 £19.25
90th Percentile £25.30 £21.14 £35.19
England median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 2,065 2,101 4,370
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 95.15% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,463 1,294 2,798
10th Percentile £213 £207 £257
25th Percentile £320 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £439 £425
Median % change year-on-year -5.98% +3.24% +3.03%
75th Percentile £494 £525 £513
90th Percentile £575 £588 £588
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 83 123
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.35 £10.88
25th Percentile £13.63 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate £15.48 £15.85 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.37% +2.26% -2.21%
75th Percentile £19.25 £19.08 £31.69
90th Percentile £26.00 £22.10 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.74 £19.00 £18.56
% change year-on-year +14.42% +2.37% +6.06%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 May 2021. 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
Warwickshire +2 103 £375 -11.76% 8
Birmingham +4 83 £350 -12.50% 26
Shropshire -5 59 £338 -3.87% 4
Coventry +3 24 £425 -0.58% 10
Staffordshire -2 18 £381 -4.69% 6
Herefordshire +17 6 £425 +28.79%
Wolverhampton +8 6 £200 -25.58% 2
Walsall 0 6 £120 -58.62% 1
Worcestershire +3 5 £375 - 3
Dudley 0 2 - - 1
Solihull -5 2 - - 2
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, 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 West Midlands region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 126 (34.52%) Social Skills
2 83 (22.74%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (20.00%) SQL
3 73 (20.00%) Public Sector
4 65 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (16.44%) Finance
6 57 (15.62%) Windows
7 51 (13.97%) JIRA
8 48 (13.15%) Business Intelligence
9 47 (12.88%) Active Directory
10 46 (12.60%) Power Platform
11 45 (12.33%) Power BI
12 43 (11.78%) Azure
12 43 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
13 42 (11.51%) Microsoft
14 41 (11.23%) QA
15 39 (10.68%) Microsoft Excel
15 39 (10.68%) Oracle
15 39 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
16 38 (10.41%) Migration
16 38 (10.41%) Test Scripting
17 37 (10.14%) Test Automation
17 37 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
18 36 (9.86%) SAP
19 30 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
19 30 (8.22%) Defect Management
20 27 (7.40%) Data Analysis
20 27 (7.40%) Security Cleared
21 26 (7.12%) Confluence
21 26 (7.12%) XML

Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 26 (7.12%) Confluence
2 7 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.10%) Mule
4 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.55%) SAS
4 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.27%) IIS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 39 (10.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.84%) SAP FI-CA
1 14 (3.84%) SAP PSCD
2 6 (1.64%) SAP HCM
3 4 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.82%) iTrent
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.55%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.55%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.27%) BASE24
6 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.27%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.60%) Power Platform
2 43 (11.78%) Azure
3 14 (3.84%) Azure Active Directory
3 14 (3.84%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (2.47%) SaaS
5 8 (2.19%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (1.37%) AWS
6 5 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.82%) Tricentis Tosca
8 2 (0.55%) CheetahMail
8 2 (0.55%) GCP
8 2 (0.55%) GitHub
9 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.27%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.27%) IaaS
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.27%) PaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.93%) LAN
1 18 (4.93%) WAN
2 15 (4.11%) VoIP
3 14 (3.84%) PBX
4 13 (3.56%) RTP
5 4 (1.10%) Firewall
5 4 (1.10%) PuTTY
6 3 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.55%) SMS
7 2 (0.55%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.27%) ATM
8 1 (0.27%) Broadband
8 1 (0.27%) DAB
8 1 (0.27%) Internet
8 1 (0.27%) SAN
8 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.27%) VPN
8 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.33%) Power BI
2 30 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (5.75%) SQL Server
4 16 (4.38%) Oracle Database
5 15 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (3.84%) MySQL
7 7 (1.92%) Big Data
8 5 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.37%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.37%) OLAP
9 4 (1.10%) MS Access
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.55%) Tableau
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.27%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.27%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 51 (13.97%) JIRA
2 16 (4.38%) SoapUI
3 15 (4.11%) Cucumber
3 15 (4.11%) Postman
4 14 (3.84%) LoadRunner
4 14 (3.84%) Selenium
5 7 (1.92%) Gatling
6 6 (1.64%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.37%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.10%) JMeter
9 3 (0.82%) eggPlant
10 2 (0.55%) Toad
11 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.27%) JUnit
11 1 (0.27%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.27%) Subversion
11 1 (0.27%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 126 (34.52%) Social Skills
2 73 (20.00%) Public Sector
3 60 (16.44%) Finance
4 43 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (5.48%) Banking
6 18 (4.93%) Police
6 18 (4.93%) Telecoms
7 14 (3.84%) Retail
8 13 (3.56%) Back Office
9 12 (3.29%) Legal
10 11 (3.01%) Influencing Skills
11 9 (2.47%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (1.92%) Organisational Skills
13 5 (1.37%) Dutch Language
13 5 (1.37%) German Language
13 5 (1.37%) Law
13 5 (1.37%) Manufacturing
14 4 (1.10%) Publishing
15 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.82%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.12%) XML
2 17 (4.66%) JSON
3 6 (1.64%) SOAP
4 2 (0.55%) .NET
4 2 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.55%) REST
5 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.27%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.27%) Middleware
5 1 (0.27%) Web Services
5 1 (0.27%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.56%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (2.47%) NHS
3 9 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (0.82%) Data Centre
4 3 (0.82%) User Experience
5 2 (0.55%) AS400
5 2 (0.55%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (0.55%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.55%) FMCG
5 2 (0.55%) iSeries
5 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.55%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.55%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.27%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.27%) PDA
6 1 (0.27%) Robotics
6 1 (0.27%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 57 (15.62%) Windows
2 22 (6.03%) Unix
3 14 (3.84%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.64%) Linux
5 5 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.10%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.55%) Android
8 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (22.74%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 48 (13.15%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (10.41%) Migration
5 38 (10.41%) Test Scripting
6 37 (10.14%) Test Automation
7 30 (8.22%) Defect Management
8 27 (7.40%) Data Analysis
9 25 (6.85%) Business Analysis
9 25 (6.85%) ITIL
10 24 (6.58%) Waterfall
11 23 (6.30%) Analytics
11 23 (6.30%) Business Case
11 23 (6.30%) Project Delivery
11 23 (6.30%) Project Management
12 21 (5.75%) Data Modelling
12 21 (5.75%) Requirements Gathering
12 21 (5.75%) Workshop Facilitation
13 20 (5.48%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.00%) SQL
2 16 (4.38%) T-SQL
3 12 (3.29%) PL/SQL
3 12 (3.29%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.19%) Python
6 6 (1.64%) Java
6 6 (1.64%) VBA
7 4 (1.10%) RPG
8 2 (0.55%) COBOL
8 2 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (0.55%) Perl
8 2 (0.55%) R
9 1 (0.27%) C
9 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby
9 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (7.40%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.58%) ISEB
2 24 (6.58%) ISTQB
3 22 (6.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.19%) Degree
6 7 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.82%) CISSP
8 2 (0.55%) CISMP
8 2 (0.55%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.55%) PMP
9 1 (0.27%) ACCA
9 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) CAPM
9 1 (0.27%) CISM
9 1 (0.27%) CPIM
9 1 (0.27%) CRISC
9 1 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.23%) QA
2 19 (5.21%) PMO
3 7 (1.92%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.10%) SLA
5 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.55%) GDPR
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) GRC
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.27%) ITGC
7 1 (0.27%) NIST
7 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
System Software
1 47 (12.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.10%) Docker
3 1 (0.27%) HDFS
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.10%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.82%) Rancher
2 3 (0.82%) SCOM
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.55%) SCCM
4 1 (0.27%) Ansible
4 1 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.27%) Mesos
4 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (11.51%) Microsoft
2 39 (10.68%) Oracle
3 36 (9.86%) SAP
4 14 (3.84%) SolarWinds
5 11 (3.01%) Intapp
6 5 (1.37%) Trillium
7 4 (1.10%) CyberArk
7 4 (1.10%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.82%) Cisco
8 3 (0.82%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.82%) Splunk
9 2 (0.55%) Ariba
9 2 (0.55%) Google
9 2 (0.55%) HP
9 2 (0.55%) IBM
9 2 (0.55%) JDA
9 2 (0.55%) LANSA
9 2 (0.55%) Planview
9 2 (0.55%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.55%) Salesforce.com