Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 811 783 1,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.78% 17.34% 16.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.78% 18.33% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 504 659
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £342 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.30% -6.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £145 £193 £175
90th Percentile £477 £450 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 51 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +16.00% -11.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £20.75 £29.00 £17.00
England median hourly rate £15.45 £15.57 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.77% +3.80% -

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 4,833 4,272 5,852
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.03% 94.62% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,911 2,679 3,476
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £235 £221 £225
90th Percentile £575 £540 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 200 204
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.38 £47.75 £39.28
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +5.67%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 0 206 £390 +20.00% 62
Coventry 0 164 £413 +10.20% 18
Shropshire +25 146 £400 +1.27% 5
Warwickshire 0 92 £375 +8.30% 26
Staffordshire -2 39 £390 +4.00% 14
Solihull -2 25 £344 +2.61% 10
Herefordshire +3 21 £350 +62.79% 6
Worcestershire -1 16 £350 -3.45% 8
Dudley +6 6 £110 -60.00% 4
Wolverhampton +3 6 £335 -2.19% 3
West Bromwich +4 3 £140 -68.89%
Kingswinford - 3 - -
Sutton Coldfield +3 2 £475 -5.47% 1
Walsall -6 2 £199 -37.89% 5
Halesowen - 1 - - 5
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 233 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (19.61%) Windows
3 134 (16.52%) SQL
4 129 (15.91%) Finance
5 122 (15.04%) Business Analysis
6 113 (13.93%) Microsoft
7 102 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 98 (12.08%) Microsoft Office
9 96 (11.84%) Microsoft Excel
10 92 (11.34%) ITIL
11 90 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
12 80 (9.86%) User Stories
13 74 (9.12%) Test Scripting
14 72 (8.88%) XML
14 72 (8.88%) ISEB
15 70 (8.63%) JIRA
16 67 (8.26%) Active Directory
16 67 (8.26%) Oracle
17 66 (8.14%) Retail
18 65 (8.01%) Waterfall
19 64 (7.89%) Project Management
20 63 (7.77%) Unix
21 62 (7.64%) Migration
21 62 (7.64%) Customer Requirements
22 60 (7.40%) Java
23 59 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
24 55 (6.78%) Data Analysis
25 53 (6.54%) Scrum
25 53 (6.54%) Office 365
25 53 (6.54%) PMO

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 40 (4.93%) Confluence
2 30 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 26 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.85%) Documentum
5 9 (1.11%) CMS
6 8 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (0.99%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.99%) SAS
7 4 (0.49%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.49%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.25%) Apache
9 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.25%) SAP Portal
9 2 (0.25%) WordPress
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.12%) IIS
10 1 (0.12%) Moodle
10 1 (0.12%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 98 (12.08%) Microsoft Office
2 96 (11.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.85%) Open Workbench
6 14 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Notepad++
8 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.74%) SAP FI-CA
3 6 (0.74%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.49%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.37%) assyst
5 3 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.25%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.25%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.25%) SAP VC
7 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.12%) iTrent
7 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.54%) Office 365
2 11 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (0.74%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.74%) SaaS
5 5 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.37%) G Suite
6 3 (0.37%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.25%) Taleo
8 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.12%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.10%) Firewall
2 12 (1.48%) LAN
3 11 (1.36%) SMS
4 8 (0.99%) WAN
5 6 (0.74%) SAN
6 5 (0.62%) Network Security
6 5 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.62%) Wireless
7 4 (0.49%) MPLS
7 4 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.37%) Skype
8 3 (0.37%) VPN
9 2 (0.25%) DHCP
9 2 (0.25%) FTP
9 2 (0.25%) VoIP
9 2 (0.25%) WLAN
10 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.12%) PBX
10 1 (0.12%) PSTN
10 1 (0.12%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.47%) Power BI
2 18 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (1.60%) MS Access
5 11 (1.36%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.74%) Data Mining
6 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.62%) MySQL
8 4 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.37%) Big Data
9 3 (0.37%) EDMS
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 70 (8.63%) JIRA
2 32 (3.95%) Selenium
3 27 (3.33%) Toad
4 24 (2.96%) SoapUI
5 19 (2.34%) Cucumber
6 18 (2.22%) SpecFlow
6 18 (2.22%) WebDriver
7 10 (1.23%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.86%) JIRA Agile
8 7 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.62%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.62%) PVCS
10 4 (0.49%) JMeter
10 4 (0.49%) Subversion
11 3 (0.37%) Hudson
11 3 (0.37%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.25%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.25%) Gatling
12 2 (0.25%) JUnit
General
1 129 (15.91%) Finance
2 66 (8.14%) Retail
3 19 (2.34%) Marketing
4 18 (2.22%) Automotive
5 14 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.48%) Legal
7 7 (0.86%) Banking
7 7 (0.86%) Billing
8 5 (0.62%) Advertising
8 5 (0.62%) Law
9 3 (0.37%) Back Office
9 3 (0.37%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.37%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.12%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.12%) Publishing
10 1 (0.12%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (8.88%) XML
2 25 (3.08%) Gherkin
2 25 (3.08%) Web Services
3 15 (1.85%) .NET
4 14 (1.73%) SOAP
5 11 (1.36%) HTML
5 11 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (1.11%) JSON
6 9 (1.11%) RESTful
7 8 (0.99%) Velocity
8 5 (0.62%) CSS
9 4 (0.49%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.49%) JSON Schema
9 4 (0.49%) WSDL
9 4 (0.49%) XSD
10 3 (0.37%) Middleware
10 3 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.25%) HATEOAS
12 1 (0.12%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.45%) User Experience
3 22 (2.71%) Data Centre
4 20 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.48%) FMCG
7 11 (1.36%) NHS
8 7 (0.86%) Mainframe
8 7 (0.86%) Robotics
9 6 (0.74%) PKI
10 5 (0.62%) EPoS
10 5 (0.62%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.49%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.49%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.49%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.49%) iPad
12 3 (0.37%) Clustering
12 3 (0.37%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.37%) iPhone
12 3 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 159 (19.61%) Windows
2 63 (7.77%) Unix
3 23 (2.84%) Linux
3 23 (2.84%) Windows 10
4 19 (2.34%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.73%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.99%) Android
7 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.74%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.62%) VME
10 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.25%) MVS
12 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.12%) SUSE
13 1 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (15.04%) Business Analysis
3 102 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (11.34%) ITIL
5 80 (9.86%) User Stories
6 74 (9.12%) Test Scripting
7 65 (8.01%) Waterfall
8 64 (7.89%) Project Management
9 62 (7.64%) Customer Requirements
9 62 (7.64%) Migration
10 59 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
11 55 (6.78%) Data Analysis
12 53 (6.54%) Scrum
13 47 (5.80%) Acceptance Criteria
13 47 (5.80%) Test Automation
14 43 (5.30%) User Acceptance Testing
15 40 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
16 39 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
17 37 (4.56%) Data Modelling
18 34 (4.19%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 134 (16.52%) SQL
2 60 (7.40%) Java
3 15 (1.85%) C#
4 11 (1.36%) Groovy
5 10 (1.23%) PL/SQL
6 7 (0.86%) Scala
7 5 (0.62%) Python
8 4 (0.49%) C
8 4 (0.49%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.49%) R
8 4 (0.49%) VBA
9 2 (0.25%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (0.25%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.12%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.12%) PHP
10 1 (0.12%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (8.88%) ISEB
2 51 (6.29%) ISTQB
3 44 (5.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 33 (4.07%) Security Cleared
5 26 (3.21%) Degree
6 16 (1.97%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.23%) CISSP
8 9 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.74%) HNC
10 6 (0.74%) HND
10 6 (0.74%) MCSE
11 5 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (0.49%) CCSP
12 4 (0.49%) CEH
12 4 (0.49%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (0.49%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.54%) PMO
2 39 (4.81%) QA
3 36 (4.44%) GDPR
4 22 (2.71%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.60%) SLA
6 10 (1.23%) ISO 14001
6 10 (1.23%) ISO 9001
6 10 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.62%) P3O
8 4 (0.49%) COBIT
8 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.25%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.12%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 67 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.49%) VMware Server
3 4 (0.49%) vSphere
3 4 (0.49%) XenApp
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.12%) Docker
5 1 (0.12%) HDFS
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) NFS
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (1.48%) SCCM
2 7 (0.86%) Nessus
3 5 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.49%) Ansible
5 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.25%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.25%) logstash
6 2 (0.25%) SCOM
6 2 (0.25%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.12%) HP NNM
7 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.12%) Netcool
7 1 (0.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.12%) SCSM
7 1 (0.12%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 113 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 67 (8.26%) Oracle
3 40 (4.93%) SAP
4 30 (3.70%) webMethods
5 19 (2.34%) ServiceNow
6 17 (2.10%) Google
7 14 (1.73%) Adobe
7 14 (1.73%) VMware
8 12 (1.48%) Apple
8 12 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.36%) Remedy
10 10 (1.23%) Citrix
11 9 (1.11%) NetApp
11 9 (1.11%) Niku
11 9 (1.11%) OpenText
12 7 (0.86%) Ivanti
13 6 (0.74%) ArcSight
13 6 (0.74%) Splunk
14 5 (0.62%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.62%) Tableau