Period
to 21 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 647 780 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.18% 15.00% 17.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.94% 15.81% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 490 499
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.70% -1.43%
10th Percentile £159 £165 £208
90th Percentile £498 £488 £450
England median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 48 45
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.27 £14.39 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -0.76% +16.00%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.93 £10.38
90th Percentile £35.15 £20.98 £28.00
England median hourly rate £15.49 £15.30 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.24% -1.29% +3.33%

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 4,332 4,935 4,205
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 94.89% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,784 2,994 2,645
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.44%
10th Percentile £231 £235 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 215 182
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -8.15% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.76 £35.45 £43.18
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.26
% change year-on-year +6.95% +2.41% -3.89%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019. 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 +2 212 £375 - 65
Coventry -4 142 £425 +2.66% 21
Warwickshire +2 75 £389 +11.07% 17
Shropshire -18 66 £315 -22.22% 7
Dudley 0 24 £210 +5.00% 4
Worcestershire -8 23 £345 +6.15% 10
Solihull -1 19 £350 +2.94% 11
Staffordshire +1 17 £398 +2.58% 25
Herefordshire -4 6 £405 +40.26% 6
Sutton Coldfield +2 4 £400 +51.23% 5
West Bromwich -1 4 £130 -7.14% 1
Wolverhampton +6 2 £337 +0.45% 1
Tipton - 1 £140 - 1
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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.

1 133 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 110 (17.00%) Windows
3 97 (14.99%) Finance
4 75 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
5 72 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 72 (11.13%) ITIL
5 72 (11.13%) SQL
6 67 (10.36%) Microsoft Excel
7 61 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
8 55 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
9 53 (8.19%) JIRA
10 52 (8.04%) SAP
11 48 (7.42%) Business Analysis
12 46 (7.11%) Test Scripting
13 44 (6.80%) Office 365
13 44 (6.80%) PMO
14 41 (6.34%) Active Directory
15 40 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (6.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 39 (6.03%) ISEB
16 39 (6.03%) Migration
16 39 (6.03%) Analytics
17 38 (5.87%) Project Management
18 36 (5.56%) Data Analysis
18 36 (5.56%) Workshop Facilitation
19 35 (5.41%) Confluence
20 34 (5.26%) SharePoint
20 34 (5.26%) Change Management
21 33 (5.10%) Test Automation

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 35 (5.41%) Confluence
2 34 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.01%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.70%) SAS
5 9 (1.39%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.62%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.46%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.46%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.15%) CMS
9 1 (0.15%) Documentum
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.15%) IIS
9 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 67 (10.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (6.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.46%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.47%) SAP MM
2 14 (2.16%) SAP QM
3 12 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (1.24%) SAP WM
5 6 (0.93%) assyst
5 6 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.62%) SAP FI-CA
7 4 (0.62%) SAP PP
7 4 (0.62%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.46%) Cerner Millennium
8 3 (0.46%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 3 (0.46%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.31%) Magento
10 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.15%) SAP GTS
10 1 (0.15%) SAP PLM
10 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 44 (6.80%) Office 365
2 30 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.09%) Power Platform
4 10 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.93%) GitHub
6 6 (0.93%) PaaS
7 5 (0.77%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.77%) IaaS
8 4 (0.62%) SaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.31%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.31%) Trello
10 1 (0.15%) G Suite
10 1 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.79%) Firewall
2 9 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (0.93%) Skype
4 5 (0.77%) DNS
4 5 (0.77%) Internet
4 5 (0.77%) LAN
5 4 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (0.62%) WAN
5 4 (0.62%) Wireless
6 3 (0.46%) DHCP
6 3 (0.46%) MPLS
6 3 (0.46%) Network Security
6 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.46%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.46%) VPN
6 3 (0.46%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.31%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.15%) Broadband
8 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.94%) Power BI
3 18 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 12 (1.85%) Oracle OWB
6 10 (1.55%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.93%) GIS
8 6 (0.93%) MS Access
9 5 (0.77%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.62%) Electronic Patient Records
10 4 (0.62%) MySQL
10 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.46%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.46%) QGIS
12 2 (0.31%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.31%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 53 (8.19%) JIRA
2 24 (3.71%) Selenium
3 16 (2.47%) SoapUI
4 15 (2.32%) Cucumber
5 10 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (1.24%) Toad
6 8 (1.24%) Visual Studio
7 7 (1.08%) SpecFlow
8 6 (0.93%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.93%) JMeter
8 6 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.77%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.62%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.62%) SilkTest
11 3 (0.46%) SilkPerformer
12 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.15%) Gatling
12 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
12 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
General
1 97 (14.99%) Finance
2 26 (4.02%) Retail
3 21 (3.25%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.47%) Banking
5 10 (1.55%) Legal
6 8 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.77%) Back Office
7 5 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.46%) Automotive
8 3 (0.46%) German Language
8 3 (0.46%) Military
9 2 (0.31%) Advertising
9 2 (0.31%) French Language
9 2 (0.31%) Marketing
10 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.15%) Games
10 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.09%) XML
2 14 (2.16%) BAPI
3 12 (1.85%) .NET
3 12 (1.85%) JSON
3 12 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (1.55%) HTML
5 9 (1.39%) SOAP
6 8 (1.24%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.24%) CSS
7 7 (1.08%) EDI
8 4 (0.62%) Gherkin
9 3 (0.46%) OAuth
9 3 (0.46%) OpenID
9 3 (0.46%) REST
9 3 (0.46%) SAML
9 3 (0.46%) Web Services
10 2 (0.31%) MDX
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.15%) jQuery
11 1 (0.15%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.71%) User Experience
3 23 (3.55%) Data Centre
3 23 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (1.70%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.70%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.39%) NHS
6 7 (1.08%) AS400
6 7 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (0.93%) Social Media
8 5 (0.77%) iSeries
9 4 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.62%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.46%) BYOD
10 3 (0.46%) CCTV
10 3 (0.46%) CMDB
10 3 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.46%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.46%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.46%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 110 (17.00%) Windows
2 31 (4.79%) Linux
3 27 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (2.32%) Unix
7 14 (2.16%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.24%) Android
9 7 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.08%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
3 72 (11.13%) ITIL
3 72 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (7.42%) Business Analysis
5 46 (7.11%) Test Scripting
6 40 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (6.03%) Analytics
7 39 (6.03%) Migration
8 38 (5.87%) Project Management
9 36 (5.56%) Data Analysis
9 36 (5.56%) Workshop Facilitation
10 34 (5.26%) Change Management
11 33 (5.10%) Test Automation
12 32 (4.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 30 (4.64%) Scrum
14 29 (4.48%) User Stories
15 27 (4.17%) Data Modelling
16 26 (4.02%) Service Management
17 25 (3.86%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 72 (11.13%) SQL
2 22 (3.40%) T-SQL
3 21 (3.25%) C#
4 20 (3.09%) Java
5 17 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 12 (1.85%) Python
7 8 (1.24%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.93%) C
9 5 (0.77%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.77%) RPG
9 5 (0.77%) VBA
10 3 (0.46%) R
11 2 (0.31%) PHP
11 2 (0.31%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.15%) C++
12 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (6.03%) ISEB
2 28 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.71%) ISTQB
4 21 (3.25%) Degree
5 19 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 16 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (2.32%) MCSE
8 14 (2.16%) CCNA
8 14 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (2.16%) MCSA
9 8 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.93%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.77%) HNC
11 5 (0.77%) HND
12 4 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.62%) CEH
13 3 (0.46%) ACCA
13 3 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.31%) GCFA
14 2 (0.31%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.80%) PMO
2 16 (2.47%) QA
3 13 (2.01%) SLA
4 10 (1.55%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.77%) GDPR
7 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) GPG13
8 1 (0.15%) ITGC
8 1 (0.15%) NIST
8 1 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 41 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.09%) vSphere
4 19 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (2.94%) XenApp
5 4 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.31%) Snort
7 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (1.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 7 (1.08%) SCOM
3 6 (0.93%) SCCM
4 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.46%) CASB
5 3 (0.46%) EnCase
5 3 (0.46%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.31%) WSUS
7 1 (0.15%) Ansible
7 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.15%) QRadar
7 1 (0.15%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.15%) SCSM
7 1 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 110 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 52 (8.04%) SAP
3 27 (4.17%) Citrix
4 26 (4.02%) Oracle
4 26 (4.02%) VMware
5 23 (3.55%) Cisco
6 21 (3.25%) NetApp
7 19 (2.94%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.32%) ServiceNow
9 12 (1.85%) Remedy
10 9 (1.39%) Google
11 7 (1.08%) Tableau
12 5 (0.77%) JD Edwards
12 5 (0.77%) webMethods
13 4 (0.62%) Adobe
14 3 (0.46%) Apple
14 3 (0.46%) Ariba
14 3 (0.46%) Cerner
14 3 (0.46%) IBM
14 3 (0.46%) Sun