Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 799 785 1,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.51% 16.31% 16.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.33% 17.22% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 525 676
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% +9.97%
10th Percentile £146 £168 £202
90th Percentile £488 £460 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 48 68
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.78 £14.00 £13.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.57% +4.95% -8.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.97 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £31.65 £17.91
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.72 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.37% +4.77% -

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 4,893 4,558 5,935
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 94.68% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,018 2,877 3,541
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £234
90th Percentile £575 £541 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 197 238
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +10.00% -9.37%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.63 £43.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.23% +3.89% +1.21%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor 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 16 November 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
Birmingham 0 217 £390 +11.43% 60
Shropshire +13 151 £375 -11.76% 5
Coventry -1 146 £425 +21.43% 17
Warwickshire 0 80 £393 +12.14% 20
Staffordshire -4 50 £390 +2.30% 18
Solihull +8 20 £363 +16.94% 11
Worcestershire +7 20 £363 +1.75% 7
Herefordshire -11 17 £375 +74.42% 5
West Bromwich +4 8 £150 +2.56% 2
Wolverhampton 0 8 £335 -6.62% 2
Walsall -3 4 £158 -50.59% 4
Sutton Coldfield +5 2 £475 -5.47%
Dudley +1 2 £98 -64.55%
Kingswinford +5 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 - - 4
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 West Midlands region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 230 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (20.78%) Windows
3 142 (17.77%) SQL
4 116 (14.52%) Microsoft
5 115 (14.39%) Finance
6 110 (13.77%) Business Analysis
7 105 (13.14%) Microsoft Office
8 100 (12.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 96 (12.02%) Microsoft Excel
10 90 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
11 87 (10.89%) XML
12 84 (10.51%) Test Scripting
13 80 (10.01%) Oracle
14 79 (9.89%) ITIL
15 76 (9.51%) Unix
15 76 (9.51%) ISEB
15 76 (9.51%) User Stories
16 73 (9.14%) JIRA
17 72 (9.01%) Customer Requirements
18 71 (8.89%) Java
19 64 (8.01%) Project Management
20 63 (7.88%) Retail
21 60 (7.51%) Active Directory
22 58 (7.26%) ISTQB
22 58 (7.26%) Scrum
22 58 (7.26%) Waterfall
23 55 (6.88%) Migration
24 52 (6.51%) Data Analysis
24 52 (6.51%) Test Automation
24 52 (6.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 48 (6.01%) Confluence
2 39 (4.88%) WebLogic
3 21 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.88%) Documentum
5 9 (1.13%) CMS
6 8 (1.00%) SAS
7 7 (0.88%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.25%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.25%) SAP Portal
11 1 (0.13%) Apache
11 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 105 (13.14%) Microsoft Office
2 96 (12.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (2.88%) MS Visio
5 17 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (1.63%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.50%) SAP FI-CA
2 12 (1.50%) SAP PSCD
3 8 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.88%) assyst
5 3 (0.38%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.38%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.25%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.25%) Movex
6 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.25%) SAP VC
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) iTrent
7 1 (0.13%) Lawson
7 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.13%) Office 365
2 18 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.88%) SaaS
4 6 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.63%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.50%) PaaS
7 3 (0.38%) G Suite
7 3 (0.38%) IaaS
8 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.25%) Taleo
9 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.25%) Firewall
2 10 (1.25%) LAN
3 8 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.00%) WAN
4 7 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (0.75%) Wireless
6 5 (0.63%) Network Security
7 4 (0.50%) MPLS
7 4 (0.50%) SMS
7 4 (0.50%) VPN
8 3 (0.38%) WLAN
9 2 (0.25%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.25%) DNS
9 2 (0.25%) HTTP
9 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.25%) SAN
10 1 (0.13%) Internet
10 1 (0.13%) Intranet
10 1 (0.13%) SNMP
10 1 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
2 21 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 19 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (2.25%) SQL Server
5 17 (2.13%) Power BI
6 9 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.00%) MS Access
8 7 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
10 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.50%) Big Data
11 4 (0.50%) MySQL
11 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.38%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.25%) EDMS
13 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 73 (9.14%) JIRA
2 36 (4.51%) SoapUI
3 33 (4.13%) Selenium
3 33 (4.13%) Toad
4 18 (2.25%) Cucumber
5 13 (1.63%) WebDriver
6 10 (1.25%) SpecFlow
6 10 (1.25%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.13%) Git (software)
7 9 (1.13%) JMeter
8 8 (1.00%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.88%) PVCS
10 5 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.50%) Subversion
11 4 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.38%) Hudson
12 3 (0.38%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.25%) Gatling
13 2 (0.25%) JIRA Agile
13 2 (0.25%) NeoLoad
General
1 115 (14.39%) Finance
2 63 (7.88%) Retail
3 15 (1.88%) Marketing
4 12 (1.50%) Banking
4 12 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.13%) Billing
6 8 (1.00%) Automotive
7 6 (0.75%) Legal
8 4 (0.50%) Back Office
8 4 (0.50%) Law
8 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.38%) Advertising
9 3 (0.38%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.25%) Military
10 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.25%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.13%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (10.89%) XML
2 29 (3.63%) Web Services
3 21 (2.63%) SOAP
4 18 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
5 17 (2.13%) Gherkin
6 13 (1.63%) JSON
7 9 (1.13%) RESTful
8 8 (1.00%) .NET
9 5 (0.63%) HTML
9 5 (0.63%) REST
9 5 (0.63%) Velocity
10 4 (0.50%) CSS
10 4 (0.50%) JSON Schema
10 4 (0.50%) WSDL
10 4 (0.50%) XSD
10 4 (0.50%) XSLT
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.25%) HATEOAS
12 2 (0.25%) J2EE
12 2 (0.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.38%) User Experience
3 21 (2.63%) FMCG
3 21 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.63%) Data Centre
5 13 (1.63%) NHS
6 8 (1.00%) e-Learning
6 8 (1.00%) Mobile App
7 7 (0.88%) Mainframe
7 7 (0.88%) PKI
8 6 (0.75%) EPoS
9 5 (0.63%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.50%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.50%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.38%) Clustering
12 2 (0.25%) AS400
12 2 (0.25%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 166 (20.78%) Windows
2 76 (9.51%) Unix
3 23 (2.88%) Linux
4 19 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.88%) Windows 10
5 15 (1.88%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.25%) Android
7 9 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.88%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.75%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.63%) VME
10 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.25%) MVS
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (13.77%) Business Analysis
3 100 (12.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 84 (10.51%) Test Scripting
5 79 (9.89%) ITIL
6 76 (9.51%) User Stories
7 72 (9.01%) Customer Requirements
8 64 (8.01%) Project Management
9 58 (7.26%) Scrum
9 58 (7.26%) Waterfall
10 55 (6.88%) Migration
11 52 (6.51%) Data Analysis
11 52 (6.51%) Test Automation
12 51 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
14 43 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
15 41 (5.13%) Acceptance Criteria
15 41 (5.13%) Workshop Facilitation
16 40 (5.01%) Data Modelling
16 40 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 142 (17.77%) SQL
2 71 (8.89%) Java
3 11 (1.38%) C#
3 11 (1.38%) Groovy
4 9 (1.13%) PL/SQL
5 8 (1.00%) C
5 8 (1.00%) VBA
6 7 (0.88%) Scala
7 6 (0.75%) Python
8 4 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.25%) ANSI SQL
10 2 (0.25%) Perl
10 2 (0.25%) R
10 2 (0.25%) SAS Macro
10 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.13%) Google Apps Script
11 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.13%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 76 (9.51%) ISEB
2 58 (7.26%) ISTQB
3 52 (6.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 32 (4.01%) Security Cleared
5 25 (3.13%) Degree
6 17 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.88%) CISSP
8 6 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.50%) HNC
10 4 (0.50%) HND
10 4 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.38%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.38%) CCNP
11 3 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.38%) MCP
11 3 (0.38%) SANS
11 3 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.13%) PMO
2 41 (5.13%) QA
3 37 (4.63%) GDPR
4 18 (2.25%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.63%) SLA
6 7 (0.88%) ISO 14001
6 7 (0.88%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.38%) P3O
8 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.25%) COBIT
9 2 (0.25%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 60 (7.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.38%) Snort
2 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.38%) VMware Server
2 3 (0.38%) vSphere
2 3 (0.38%) XenApp
3 2 (0.25%) Docker
3 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.13%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (1.13%) SCCM
2 7 (0.88%) Nessus
3 4 (0.50%) Ansible
3 4 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.38%) logstash
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.38%) QRadar
5 2 (0.25%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.25%) SCOM
6 1 (0.13%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.13%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.13%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.13%) Kibana
6 1 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.13%) Opsview
6 1 (0.13%) Puppet
6 1 (0.13%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 116 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 80 (10.01%) Oracle
3 39 (4.88%) SAP
3 39 (4.88%) webMethods
4 14 (1.75%) VMware
5 12 (1.50%) Citrix
5 12 (1.50%) ServiceNow
6 11 (1.38%) Apple
6 11 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (1.38%) Tableau
7 10 (1.25%) Remedy
8 9 (1.13%) Adobe
8 9 (1.13%) Google
8 9 (1.13%) Niku
8 9 (1.13%) OpenText
8 9 (1.13%) Red Hat
9 7 (0.88%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.88%) Cisco
10 6 (0.75%) NetApp
10 6 (0.75%) Splunk