Period
to 10 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 228 629 776
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.68% 14.16% 15.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.36% 14.91% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 422 486
Median daily rate £415 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.30% +0.33% +9.65%
10th Percentile £258 £154 £154
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 50
Median hourly rate £14.73 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.18% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £11.29 £10.38 £10.98
90th Percentile £25.31 £33.89 £20.83
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.47 £15.25
% change year-on-year +9.91% +1.43% -1.61%

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 1,484 4,218 4,852
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 94.98% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 2,749 2,937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £213 £213 £245
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 159 215
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +6.45% -2.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.25 £47.10 £35.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +35.00% +6.95% +1.08%

Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Analyst in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Analyst in the West Midlands

Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 -3 64 £450 +20.00% 8
Coventry -1 41 £425 - 1
Shropshire +5 33 £410 +38.98% 4
Warwickshire -6 30 £380 -5.00% 10
Staffordshire +9 15 £400 +0.63% 7
Herefordshire -5 10 £463 +14.20% 1
Dudley +1 5 £320 +52.38%
Solihull -4 5 £400 +14.29% 3
Worcestershire 0 1 - - 5
Wolverhampton -2 1 £200 -23.22%
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 61 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (24.12%) Security Cleared
3 42 (18.42%) SQL
4 40 (17.54%) Analytics
5 38 (16.67%) Windows
6 37 (16.23%) Public Sector
7 36 (15.79%) SC Cleared
8 33 (14.47%) Microsoft
8 33 (14.47%) Finance
8 33 (14.47%) Data Analysis
9 28 (12.28%) Active Directory
9 28 (12.28%) Azure
10 27 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (10.96%) Scrum
12 25 (10.96%) Business Analysis
13 24 (10.53%) Migration
13 24 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (10.53%) Decision-Making
14 23 (10.09%) User Stories
14 23 (10.09%) ITIL
15 22 (9.65%) SAP
16 21 (9.21%) Linux
16 21 (9.21%) Test Scripting
16 21 (9.21%) Office 365
17 20 (8.77%) Information Security
17 20 (8.77%) Data Modelling
18 19 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (7.89%) Management Information System
19 18 (7.89%) Microsoft Office

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 17 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.58%) Confluence
3 9 (3.95%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.63%) Mule
5 5 (2.19%) IIS
6 2 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (4.82%) Sentinel
2 6 (2.63%) SAP FI-CA
3 4 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.75%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.44%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.44%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.44%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.44%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.28%) Azure
2 21 (9.21%) Office 365
3 17 (7.46%) Google Analytics
4 9 (3.95%) Google Tag Manager
4 9 (3.95%) Power Platform
5 7 (3.07%) GCP
6 6 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (2.63%) Trello
7 5 (2.19%) GitHub
8 3 (1.32%) AWS
8 3 (1.32%) Google Sheets
9 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.88%) PaaS
9 2 (0.88%) SaaS
10 1 (0.44%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.26%) Firewall
2 3 (1.32%) Network Security
2 3 (1.32%) Skype
3 2 (0.88%) Wireless
4 1 (0.44%) CTI
4 1 (0.44%) DHCP
4 1 (0.44%) DNS
4 1 (0.44%) Internet
4 1 (0.44%) Softphone
4 1 (0.44%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.44%) VPN
4 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.95%) Power BI
3 6 (2.63%) Apache Hive
3 6 (2.63%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.63%) MySQL
3 6 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.75%) BigQuery
6 3 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.32%) MS Access
6 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.88%) Big Data
8 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.44%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 17 (7.46%) JIRA
2 10 (4.39%) Selenium
3 9 (3.95%) JMeter
3 9 (3.95%) Toad
4 8 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.51%) SoapUI
5 7 (3.07%) Cucumber
5 7 (3.07%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.07%) Postman
6 2 (0.88%) eggPlant
6 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.44%) Appium
7 1 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.44%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (16.23%) Public Sector
2 33 (14.47%) Finance
3 10 (4.39%) Marketing
4 9 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.07%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.19%) Back Office
6 5 (2.19%) Billing
6 5 (2.19%) Law
6 5 (2.19%) Legal
6 5 (2.19%) Retail
7 4 (1.75%) Police
8 3 (1.32%) Electronics
8 3 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.88%) Banking
9 2 (0.88%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.88%) Fire and Rescue
10 1 (0.44%) French Language
10 1 (0.44%) German Language
10 1 (0.44%) Norwegian Language
10 1 (0.44%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.39%) XML
2 9 (3.95%) JSON
3 8 (3.51%) SOAP
4 7 (3.07%) .NET
4 7 (3.07%) HTML
5 6 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (2.63%) WireMock
6 4 (1.75%) Middleware
7 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.88%) CSS
8 1 (0.44%) EDI
8 1 (0.44%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.44%) jQuery
8 1 (0.44%) REST
8 1 (0.44%) WSDL
8 1 (0.44%) XMPP
8 1 (0.44%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.46%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.19%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.75%) Social Media
8 3 (1.32%) NHS
8 3 (1.32%) User Experience
9 2 (0.88%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.44%) Derivative
10 1 (0.44%) FMCG
10 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.44%) Handset
10 1 (0.44%) IVR
10 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.67%) Windows
2 21 (9.21%) Linux
3 11 (4.82%) Unix
4 10 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.07%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.19%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.75%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.88%) Android
9 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.44%) VMS
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (17.54%) Analytics
3 33 (14.47%) Data Analysis
4 26 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (10.96%) Business Analysis
5 25 (10.96%) Scrum
6 24 (10.53%) Decision-Making
6 24 (10.53%) Migration
6 24 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (10.09%) ITIL
7 23 (10.09%) User Stories
8 21 (9.21%) Test Scripting
9 20 (8.77%) Data Modelling
9 20 (8.77%) Information Security
10 19 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (7.46%) Customer Requirements
11 17 (7.46%) Cyber Intelligence
11 17 (7.46%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 17 (7.46%) Threat Intelligence
12 16 (7.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 42 (18.42%) SQL
2 16 (7.02%) Java
3 11 (4.82%) Bash Shell
4 7 (3.07%) C#
5 6 (2.63%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.63%) Python
6 3 (1.32%) VBA
7 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.44%) C
8 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (24.12%) Security Cleared
2 36 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.46%) CISSP
4 15 (6.58%) DV Cleared
5 14 (6.14%) GIAC
5 14 (6.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (5.26%) ISEB
7 8 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (3.51%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.32%) Analytics IQ
8 3 (1.32%) CCSA
8 3 (1.32%) CEH
8 3 (1.32%) Degree
9 2 (0.88%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.44%) MCP
10 1 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.14%) QA
2 13 (5.70%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.19%) SLA
4 3 (1.32%) PMO
5 2 (0.88%) GDPR
6 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.44%) NIST
6 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.63%) HDFS
3 5 (2.19%) XenApp
4 3 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (5.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.44%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 33 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.65%) SAP
3 18 (7.89%) Google
4 15 (6.58%) Oracle
5 11 (4.82%) CheckPoint
5 11 (4.82%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.95%) Citrix
6 9 (3.95%) Meraki
7 8 (3.51%) Qualys
8 6 (2.63%) Splunk
9 5 (2.19%) Tableau
10 4 (1.75%) Cisco
11 3 (1.32%) Remedy
11 3 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.32%) VMware
12 2 (0.88%) CyberArk
12 2 (0.88%) IBM
12 2 (0.88%) webMethods
13 1 (0.44%) Avaya
13 1 (0.44%) Cognos