Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 744 945 875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.82% 17.21% 17.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.70% 18.20% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 600 537
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.03% +13.85% -
10th Percentile £160 £193 £179
90th Percentile £475 £488 £455
England median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 64
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £12.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +15.58% -13.48%
10th Percentile £9.60 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £29.18 £25.25 £31.60
England median hourly rate £15.66 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.40% - +3.45%

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 4,456 5,191 4,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.54% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,800 3,111 2,622
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £220 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 230 236
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.88 £15.85 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.47% -6.76% +4.39%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.60 £10.42
90th Percentile £47.28 £37.53 £36.88
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +2 236 £364 +7.78% 54
Warwickshire 0 126 £350 - 22
Coventry -1 126 £335 -21.18% 40
Staffordshire 0 49 £388 +10.71% 20
Shropshire -15 35 £425 +13.33% 8
Solihull +5 18 £375 - 14
Worcestershire -5 12 £350 +4.48% 11
Wolverhampton -1 11 £343 +7.03% 8
Dudley -4 7 £275 +243.75% 1
Herefordshire 0 5 £215 -40.69% 1
West Bromwich -1 3 £146 -61.00% 2
Kingswinford -5 2 £375 +10.70%
Sutton Coldfield -14 2 - - 2
Smethwick 0 1 - -
Walsall -4 1 £375 -3.23% 3
Willenhall - 1 £105 -
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 West Midlands region featuring Analyst in the job title.

1 175 (23.52%) Finance
2 135 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (16.80%) Microsoft
4 114 (15.32%) SQL
5 96 (12.90%) Windows
5 96 (12.90%) Business Analysis
6 90 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 85 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
8 68 (9.14%) ITIL
9 66 (8.87%) Microsoft Excel
10 62 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
11 59 (7.93%) Migration
12 58 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
13 53 (7.12%) Retail
14 52 (6.99%) Test Scripting
15 50 (6.72%) Banking
16 48 (6.45%) Data Analysis
17 47 (6.32%) CRM
18 46 (6.18%) SAP
19 45 (6.05%) Test Automation
20 44 (5.91%) Waterfall
21 43 (5.78%) User Stories
22 40 (5.38%) Oracle
22 40 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
22 40 (5.38%) Active Directory
23 37 (4.97%) GDPR
24 36 (4.84%) Project Management
25 35 (4.70%) SQL Server
26 34 (4.57%) PMO
27 32 (4.30%) Unix

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 18 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.34%) Confluence
3 9 (1.21%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.21%) SAS
4 5 (0.67%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.40%) NetWeaver
5 3 (0.40%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.27%) CMS
6 2 (0.27%) Mule
7 1 (0.13%) IIS
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 66 (8.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 25 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.08%) SAP CO
2 8 (1.08%) SAP FI
2 8 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.67%) SAP MDG
4 4 (0.54%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.27%) Maximo
6 2 (0.27%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.27%) TRIRIGA
7 1 (0.13%) Actimize
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP SEM
7 1 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.82%) Office 365
2 15 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (0.54%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.40%) SaaS
6 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.27%) Trello
7 1 (0.13%) AdWords
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.13%) IaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.28%) SMS
2 11 (1.48%) Firewall
3 8 (1.08%) Internet
4 6 (0.81%) Network Security
5 5 (0.67%) Intranet
6 4 (0.54%) LAN
6 4 (0.54%) Skype
6 4 (0.54%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.40%) DHCP
7 3 (0.40%) DNS
7 3 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.40%) TETRA
7 3 (0.40%) WAN
7 3 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.27%) 3G
8 2 (0.27%) FTP
8 2 (0.27%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.27%) SAN
8 2 (0.27%) VPN
9 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (1.34%) Power BI
7 9 (1.21%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.81%) SAP BW
9 6 (0.81%) TimesTen
10 5 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.67%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.67%) QlikView
11 4 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.40%) Essbase
12 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.27%) DB2
13 2 (0.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (3.49%) JIRA
2 18 (2.42%) Selenium
3 11 (1.48%) SoapUI
3 11 (1.48%) SpecFlow
4 7 (0.94%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.81%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.81%) JMeter
6 5 (0.67%) HP UFT
6 5 (0.67%) Toad
7 4 (0.54%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.40%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (0.40%) JUnit
8 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.27%) Gatling
9 2 (0.27%) JProfiler
9 2 (0.27%) LoadUI
10 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.13%) NeoLoad
General
1 175 (23.52%) Finance
2 53 (7.12%) Retail
3 50 (6.72%) Banking
4 20 (2.69%) Automotive
5 17 (2.28%) Retail Banking
6 15 (2.02%) Legal
7 13 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.61%) Marketing
9 8 (1.08%) General Ledger
9 8 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.81%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.54%) Billing
12 3 (0.40%) Back Office
12 3 (0.40%) German Language
12 3 (0.40%) Law
12 3 (0.40%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.55%) XML
2 9 (1.21%) Web Services
3 8 (1.08%) Middleware
4 7 (0.94%) .NET
4 7 (0.94%) HTML
5 4 (0.54%) SOAP
6 3 (0.40%) CSS
6 3 (0.40%) Gherkin
6 3 (0.40%) XML Messaging
7 2 (0.27%) Ajax
7 2 (0.27%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.27%) JSON
7 2 (0.27%) LDAP
7 2 (0.27%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (0.27%) REST
7 2 (0.27%) Velocity
7 2 (0.27%) WPF
8 1 (0.13%) J2SE
8 1 (0.13%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 85 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.36%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.02%) Smart Meter
4 13 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 13 (1.75%) User Experience
5 11 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.21%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.21%) FMCG
7 6 (0.81%) AS400
7 6 (0.81%) Social Media
8 5 (0.67%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.40%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.40%) NHS
9 3 (0.40%) Robotics
9 3 (0.40%) Wiki
10 2 (0.27%) CMDB
10 2 (0.27%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.27%) PKI
10 2 (0.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 96 (12.90%) Windows
2 32 (4.30%) Unix
3 21 (2.82%) Windows 7
4 19 (2.55%) Linux
5 14 (1.88%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.61%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.67%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.54%) Android
9 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.27%) zOS
12 1 (0.13%) HPUX
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (12.90%) Business Analysis
3 90 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (9.14%) ITIL
5 59 (7.93%) Migration
6 58 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 52 (6.99%) Test Scripting
8 48 (6.45%) Data Analysis
9 47 (6.32%) CRM
10 45 (6.05%) Test Automation
11 44 (5.91%) Waterfall
12 43 (5.78%) User Stories
13 40 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
14 36 (4.84%) Project Management
15 31 (4.17%) Change Management
16 30 (4.03%) Data Migration
17 29 (3.90%) Acceptance Criteria
17 29 (3.90%) Scrum
18 28 (3.76%) Scenario Testing
18 28 (3.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 114 (15.32%) SQL
2 31 (4.17%) Java
3 18 (2.42%) C#
4 16 (2.15%) T-SQL
5 13 (1.75%) VBA
6 8 (1.08%) Perl
6 8 (1.08%) VB
7 7 (0.94%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.81%) AWK
8 6 (0.81%) Korn
8 6 (0.81%) sed
9 5 (0.67%) C
9 5 (0.67%) VBScript
10 3 (0.40%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.40%) Python
10 3 (0.40%) RPG
11 2 (0.27%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (3.76%) ISEB
2 22 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.69%) ISTQB
4 19 (2.55%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.15%) Degree
6 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.08%) MCSE
9 7 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.81%) RHCE
11 3 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.27%) AAT
12 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.27%) CISSP
12 2 (0.27%) MCP
12 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.97%) GDPR
2 34 (4.57%) PMO
3 29 (3.90%) SLA
4 28 (3.76%) Data Quality
5 24 (3.23%) QA
6 7 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.40%) FATCA
9 3 (0.40%) MiFID
10 1 (0.13%) COBIT
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.13%) PSD2
10 1 (0.13%) SEPA
10 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 40 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) RACF
3 2 (0.27%) XenApp
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.13%) vSphere
4 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.40%) SCCM
4 2 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.27%) SCOM
4 2 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.27%) WSUS
5 1 (0.13%) Ansible
5 1 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 125 (16.80%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.18%) SAP
3 40 (5.38%) Oracle
4 27 (3.63%) HP
5 14 (1.88%) Citrix
5 14 (1.88%) ServiceNow
6 13 (1.75%) VMware
7 10 (1.34%) Dell
7 10 (1.34%) Google
7 10 (1.34%) Remedy
8 9 (1.21%) IBM
9 8 (1.08%) NetApp
10 7 (0.94%) Cisco
10 7 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.94%) webMethods
11 6 (0.81%) Comptel
12 5 (0.67%) Cognos
12 5 (0.67%) OpenText
12 5 (0.67%) Tableau
12 5 (0.67%) WSO2