Period
to 27 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 721 794 904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.88% 17.59% 16.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.65% 18.58% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 487 521
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +6.87% +0.77%
10th Percentile £200 £194 £160
90th Percentile £495 £463 £475
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 53 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +20.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £10.33 £11.25 £10.07
90th Percentile £28.02 £27.20 £25.55
England median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.65% - -

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 4,607 4,274 5,059
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.66% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,867 2,644 2,818
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £243 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £530 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 203 171
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +9.76% -4.95%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.50 £36.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +10.14%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +1 191 £388 +14.81% 43
Coventry -1 140 £375 -9.80% 44
Warwickshire -1 106 £350 +7.69% 32
Shropshire -4 51 £438 +16.67% 10
Staffordshire -2 38 £388 +6.16% 29
Solihull +7 24 £375 +11.94% 9
Herefordshire +11 21 £240 -26.15% 2
Worcestershire +3 16 £350 +55.56% 7
Wolverhampton -5 7 £343 -6.04% 6
Dudley +3 6 £200 -
Kingswinford 0 6 £375 +10.70%
West Bromwich +1 3 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield -4 3 £243 -58.64% 2
Willenhall - 1 £105 -
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 198 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (19.14%) SQL
3 131 (18.17%) Finance
4 124 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 107 (14.84%) Business Analysis
5 107 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
6 101 (14.01%) Microsoft
7 77 (10.68%) Windows
8 69 (9.57%) Test Automation
9 64 (8.88%) ITIL
10 62 (8.60%) Microsoft Excel
11 61 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
12 58 (8.04%) Migration
12 58 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
13 56 (7.77%) Waterfall
14 54 (7.49%) Retail
15 53 (7.35%) User Stories
16 51 (7.07%) Acceptance Criteria
17 49 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
18 48 (6.66%) Test Scripting
19 47 (6.52%) JIRA
20 45 (6.24%) GDPR
21 44 (6.10%) Project Management
22 43 (5.96%) Data Analysis
23 37 (5.13%) Active Directory
24 36 (4.99%) E-Commerce
24 36 (4.99%) Scrum
24 36 (4.99%) QA
25 35 (4.85%) Office 365
26 34 (4.72%) Use Case

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 28 (3.88%) Confluence
2 19 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.11%) WebLogic
4 7 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (0.97%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.97%) SAS
4 7 (0.97%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.55%) Mule
7 3 (0.42%) CMS
7 3 (0.42%) IIS
7 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.28%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.28%) WordPress
9 1 (0.14%) Apache
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.14%) Moodle
9 1 (0.14%) nginx
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 62 (8.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.28%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.69%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.28%) Actimize
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.28%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.14%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.14%) iTrent
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) OPENContractor
4 1 (0.14%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.14%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.14%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.85%) Office 365
2 14 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
2 14 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.83%) SaaS
4 3 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.42%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.42%) Slack
4 3 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.28%) Trello
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.14%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.66%) SMS
2 9 (1.25%) DHCP
2 9 (1.25%) VPN
3 8 (1.11%) Internet
4 7 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (0.97%) MPLS
5 6 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (0.83%) Firewall
5 6 (0.83%) Skype
5 6 (0.83%) Wireless
6 4 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.55%) LAN
6 4 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.42%) DNS
8 2 (0.28%) HTTP
8 2 (0.28%) Intranet
8 2 (0.28%) Network Security
9 1 (0.14%) SAN
9 1 (0.14%) VLAN
9 1 (0.14%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (1.94%) Power BI
3 14 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (1.66%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.55%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.55%) MS Access
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.42%) Essbase
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.28%) Big Data
9 2 (0.28%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 47 (6.52%) JIRA
2 31 (4.30%) Selenium
3 24 (3.33%) SpecFlow
4 16 (2.22%) WebDriver
5 14 (1.94%) Visual Studio
6 10 (1.39%) Cucumber
6 10 (1.39%) JIRA Agile
7 9 (1.25%) SoapUI
8 8 (1.11%) Toad
9 5 (0.69%) JUnit
10 4 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.42%) JMeter
11 3 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.42%) TestRail
12 2 (0.28%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.28%) JProfiler
13 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.14%) ERwin
13 1 (0.14%) PVCS
General
1 131 (18.17%) Finance
2 54 (7.49%) Retail
3 23 (3.19%) Automotive
4 16 (2.22%) Legal
5 15 (2.08%) Banking
5 15 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.80%) Marketing
7 5 (0.69%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.55%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.42%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.42%) Law
9 3 (0.42%) Publishing
10 2 (0.28%) German Language
10 2 (0.28%) Hindi Language
10 2 (0.28%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Advertising
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.02%) XML
2 18 (2.50%) Gherkin
3 16 (2.22%) HTML
3 16 (2.22%) Web Services
4 15 (2.08%) Middleware
5 14 (1.94%) .NET
6 6 (0.83%) SOAP
7 5 (0.69%) CSS
7 5 (0.69%) JSON
8 4 (0.55%) Apache Camel
8 4 (0.55%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.55%) Velocity
9 3 (0.42%) LDAP
9 3 (0.42%) REST
9 3 (0.42%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.28%) Ajax
10 2 (0.28%) JMS
10 2 (0.28%) RESTful
10 2 (0.28%) WPF
11 1 (0.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 107 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.64%) User Experience
3 17 (2.36%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.80%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 7 (0.97%) Social Media
8 6 (0.83%) Smart Meter
9 5 (0.69%) NHS
10 4 (0.55%) FMCG
10 4 (0.55%) iPhone
11 3 (0.42%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.42%) Robotics
12 2 (0.28%) Blog
12 2 (0.28%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (0.28%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.28%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.28%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 77 (10.68%) Windows
2 30 (4.16%) Unix
3 18 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 16 (2.22%) Linux
5 12 (1.66%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.97%) Android
7 6 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.28%) zOS
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.14%) SUSE
12 1 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 107 (14.84%) Business Analysis
4 69 (9.57%) Test Automation
5 64 (8.88%) ITIL
6 61 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
7 58 (8.04%) Migration
8 56 (7.77%) Waterfall
9 53 (7.35%) User Stories
10 51 (7.07%) Acceptance Criteria
11 49 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 48 (6.66%) Test Scripting
13 44 (6.10%) Project Management
14 43 (5.96%) Data Analysis
15 36 (4.99%) E-Commerce
15 36 (4.99%) Scrum
16 34 (4.72%) CRM
16 34 (4.72%) Use Case
17 31 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
18 29 (4.02%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 138 (19.14%) SQL
2 32 (4.44%) C#
3 29 (4.02%) Java
4 16 (2.22%) VBA
5 14 (1.94%) T-SQL
6 10 (1.39%) VB
7 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
7 6 (0.83%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.55%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.55%) VBScript
10 3 (0.42%) Python
11 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.28%) C
11 2 (0.28%) Perl
11 2 (0.28%) PHP
11 2 (0.28%) R
12 1 (0.14%) RPG III
12 1 (0.14%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (4.58%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.02%) ISEB
3 23 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.64%) ISTQB
5 16 (2.22%) Degree
6 8 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.42%) CISSP
10 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.28%) AAT
11 2 (0.28%) CISA
11 2 (0.28%) CISM
11 2 (0.28%) CISMP
12 1 (0.14%) CCENT
12 1 (0.14%) CCSE
12 1 (0.14%) ISSAP
12 1 (0.14%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.24%) GDPR
2 36 (4.99%) QA
3 32 (4.44%) PMO
4 21 (2.91%) Data Quality
5 19 (2.64%) SLA
6 6 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.28%) P3O
10 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.28%) RACF
4 1 (0.14%) Docker
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.14%) NFS
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.14%) XenApp
4 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.83%) HP ALM
2 4 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.28%) SCCM
4 2 (0.28%) SCOM
5 1 (0.14%) Ansible
5 1 (0.14%) Kibana
5 1 (0.14%) Nessus
5 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 101 (14.01%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.16%) Oracle
3 23 (3.19%) SAP
4 18 (2.50%) Google
5 16 (2.22%) ServiceNow
6 14 (1.94%) webMethods
7 13 (1.80%) OpenText
8 12 (1.66%) Cisco
8 12 (1.66%) WSO2
9 11 (1.53%) Citrix
10 10 (1.39%) Adobe
11 7 (0.97%) HP
11 7 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.83%) Tableau
13 4 (0.55%) Avaya
13 4 (0.55%) Capita
13 4 (0.55%) IBM
13 4 (0.55%) VMware
14 3 (0.42%) Apple
14 3 (0.42%) Kronos