The median contractor rate for a Analyst was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Analyst
England / West Midlands
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 400 455 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.53% 17.08% 17.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.70% 17.91% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 250 246
Median daily rate £345 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 49
Median hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £21.63 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2139 2540 2306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.73% 95.35% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1405 1285
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 73 169
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 100 £350 +16.66% 43
Warwickshire 0 77 £323 +3.20% 13
Coventry +1 74 £410 +12.32% 19
Staffordshire -2 24 £375 +10.29% 7
Shropshire +2 16 £400 - 3
West Bromwich 0 9 £350 - 1
Wolverhampton +1 8 £365 +12.15%
Herefordshire -7 7 £296 +3.49% 1
Solihull -8 7 £335 +34.00% 6
Worcestershire 0 5 £236 -44.41% 6
Walsall +2 3 £128 -60.15% 1
Dudley +1 3 - -
Sutton Coldfield +6 2 £588 +74.07% 1
Kingswinford +2 2 £368 -
Smethwick - 2 £345 - 1
Analyst
England

Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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.

1 166 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (18.41%) Finance
3 124 (14.45%) Microsoft
4 121 (14.10%) SQL
5 113 (13.17%) Business Analysis
6 108 (12.59%) Migration
7 101 (11.77%) Analytical Skills
8 97 (11.31%) Windows
9 89 (10.37%) MS Excel
10 86 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 81 (9.44%) Data Analysis
12 72 (8.39%) Project Management
13 71 (8.28%) ITIL
14 59 (6.88%) Test Scripting
14 59 (6.88%) User Stories
15 58 (6.76%) Use Case
16 54 (6.29%) MS Office
16 54 (6.29%) Waterfall
17 53 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
18 52 (6.06%) Data Migration
18 52 (6.06%) Degree
19 51 (5.94%) Security Cleared
20 47 (5.48%) Oracle
21 46 (5.36%) SQL Server
22 44 (5.13%) Active Directory
22 44 (5.13%) Management Information System
23 42 (4.90%) CRM
24 39 (4.55%) Retail
25 38 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
25 38 (4.43%) Web Services

Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 21 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.75%) SAS
3 10 (1.17%) CMS
3 10 (1.17%) WebLogic
4 8 (0.93%) IIS
4 8 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.82%) Confluence
6 6 (0.70%) Apache
6 6 (0.70%) JBoss
6 6 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.23%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.23%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 89 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 54 (6.29%) MS Office
3 36 (4.20%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.98%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (1.28%) MS Project
7 5 (0.58%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.58%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 27 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.47%) SAP GRC
3 4 (0.47%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.35%) FastStats
4 3 (0.35%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.35%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.35%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.23%) Workfront
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.12%) Magento
6 1 (0.12%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.12%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.93%) Office 365
3 4 (0.47%) G Suite
4 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.23%) GitHub
5 2 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.50%) Firewall
2 20 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.10%) LAN
4 17 (1.98%) HTTP
5 16 (1.86%) WAN
6 14 (1.63%) Network Security
7 12 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (1.40%) VPN
8 10 (1.17%) DNS
9 6 (0.70%) Internet
10 3 (0.35%) Intranet
10 3 (0.35%) VoIP
11 2 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.23%) FTP
11 2 (0.23%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.23%) SNMP
11 2 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.23%) WinSCP
12 1 (0.12%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (1.86%) Big Data
5 16 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.28%) QlikView
7 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (1.17%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.82%) MS Access
9 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.58%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.47%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.47%) Power BI
12 4 (0.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 24 (2.80%) JIRA
2 20 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.63%) Cucumber
4 12 (1.40%) SoapUI
5 11 (1.28%) Selenium
6 8 (0.93%) HP UFT
6 8 (0.93%) JMeter
6 8 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.70%) Toad
8 5 (0.58%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.35%) PhantomJS
9 3 (0.35%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.23%) Gatling
10 2 (0.23%) JUnit
10 2 (0.23%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.23%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.12%) Hudson
11 1 (0.12%) Protractor
General
1 158 (18.41%) Finance
2 39 (4.55%) Retail
3 29 (3.38%) Automotive
4 27 (3.15%) Banking
4 27 (3.15%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.21%) Marketing
6 13 (1.52%) Advertising
7 12 (1.40%) Legal
8 5 (0.58%) Law
8 5 (0.58%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.58%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.23%) Back Office
9 2 (0.23%) Billing
9 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.23%) Local Government
9 2 (0.23%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.23%) Publishing
9 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.12%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.43%) Web Services
2 16 (1.86%) XML
3 11 (1.28%) .NET
4 10 (1.17%) SOAP
5 7 (0.82%) Gherkin
5 7 (0.82%) JSON
6 6 (0.70%) SAML
7 5 (0.58%) HTML
8 4 (0.47%) CSS
9 3 (0.35%) Node.js
10 2 (0.23%) Middleware
11 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.12%) COM
11 1 (0.12%) CSS3
11 1 (0.12%) EDI
11 1 (0.12%) HTML5
11 1 (0.12%) IBM Integration Bus
11 1 (0.12%) iOS SDK
11 1 (0.12%) jQuery
11 1 (0.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 101 (11.77%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 33 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 16 (1.86%) NHS
5 10 (1.17%) CMDB
5 10 (1.17%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 8 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (0.82%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (0.58%) Private Cloud
9 5 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (0.58%) User Experience
10 4 (0.47%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.47%) FMCG
10 4 (0.47%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.47%) Social Media
10 4 (0.47%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 97 (11.31%) Windows
2 33 (3.85%) Unix
3 22 (2.56%) Linux
4 20 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 18 (2.10%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.17%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.47%) AIX
7 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.23%) Android
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (13.17%) Business Analysis
3 108 (12.59%) Migration
4 86 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 81 (9.44%) Data Analysis
6 72 (8.39%) Project Management
7 71 (8.28%) ITIL
8 59 (6.88%) Test Scripting
8 59 (6.88%) User Stories
9 58 (6.76%) Use Case
10 54 (6.29%) Waterfall
11 53 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
12 52 (6.06%) Data Migration
13 42 (4.90%) CRM
14 38 (4.43%) Scrum
14 38 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
15 37 (4.31%) Change Management
16 35 (4.08%) Data Management
16 35 (4.08%) Data Modelling
17 32 (3.73%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 121 (14.10%) SQL
2 23 (2.68%) Java
3 21 (2.45%) T-SQL
4 12 (1.40%) VBA
5 9 (1.05%) C
6 8 (0.93%) PL/SQL
7 7 (0.82%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.47%) R
9 3 (0.35%) C#
9 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.23%) VB
11 1 (0.12%) COBOL
11 1 (0.12%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (0.12%) Korn
11 1 (0.12%) Perl
11 1 (0.12%) PHP
11 1 (0.12%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.12%) RPG
11 1 (0.12%) RPG/400
11 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (6.06%) Degree
2 51 (5.94%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.43%) SC Cleared
4 36 (4.20%) ISEB
5 27 (3.15%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.17%) CCNA
6 10 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.82%) GCIH
9 6 (0.70%) CCSA
9 6 (0.70%) CEH
9 6 (0.70%) GCFA
9 6 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.70%) MCP
10 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.35%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.35%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.35%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.31%) SLA
2 36 (4.20%) PMO
3 34 (3.96%) Data Quality
4 31 (3.61%) QA
5 8 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.47%) COSO
8 3 (0.35%) GDPR
8 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 44 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
3 6 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 4 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.12%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.12%) SCCM
6 1 (0.12%) vMotion
6 1 (0.12%) vRealize
6 1 (0.12%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 124 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 47 (5.48%) Oracle
3 29 (3.38%) SAP
4 14 (1.63%) IBM
5 13 (1.52%) Google
6 11 (1.28%) Cisco
7 10 (1.17%) VMware
8 9 (1.05%) Cognos
8 9 (1.05%) Remedy
9 8 (0.93%) Tableau
10 7 (0.82%) BMC
10 7 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.82%) Teradata
11 6 (0.70%) HP
11 6 (0.70%) Intel Security
12 5 (0.58%) Casewise
12 5 (0.58%) LANDesk
13 4 (0.47%) EMC
13 4 (0.47%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.47%) webMethods
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