Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 764 1058 904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.05% 17.14% 18.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.96% 18.04% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 683 572
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +10.29% +4.62%
10th Percentile £161 £203 £185
90th Percentile £472 £488 £450
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 69 83
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% -7.35% -7.25%
10th Percentile £9.97 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £31.65 £18.05 £40.45
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.06
% change year-on-year +3.33% -0.40% +0.40%

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 4504 5865 4696
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 95.01% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 3518 2695
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 238 271
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 November 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 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 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +5 247 £350 - 14
Warwickshire 0 143 £350 -6.67% 7
Coventry 0 121 £350 -17.65% 9
Staffordshire -2 41 £381 +8.93% 6
Shropshire -16 33 £425 +13.33% 3
Solihull +7 16 £300 -20.00% 7
Herefordshire 0 10 £215 -40.69% 1
Walsall -1 8 £320 -13.22% 2
Worcestershire -5 8 £356 +1.79% 1
Wolverhampton -3 7 £359 +12.11%
Dudley -6 7 £275 +243.75%
Sutton Coldfield -8 6 £503 +70.34%
Smethwick 0 3 - -
West Bromwich -4 2 £146 -61.00%
Kingswinford -5 1 - -
Willenhall - 1 £105 -
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 196 (25.65%) Finance
2 136 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (15.58%) Microsoft
4 102 (13.35%) SQL
5 96 (12.57%) Windows
6 92 (12.04%) Business Analysis
6 92 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
7 86 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 73 (9.55%) ITIL
9 68 (8.90%) Microsoft Excel
10 66 (8.64%) Retail
11 65 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
12 63 (8.25%) CRM
13 59 (7.72%) Migration
14 57 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 56 (7.33%) Banking
16 51 (6.68%) Active Directory
17 50 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
18 48 (6.28%) Test Scripting
19 45 (5.89%) SAP
19 45 (5.89%) Oracle
20 44 (5.76%) Waterfall
21 43 (5.63%) Data Analysis
22 42 (5.50%) Test Automation
23 41 (5.37%) Project Management
24 39 (5.10%) User Stories
25 36 (4.71%) Use Case
26 35 (4.58%) SDLC
26 35 (4.58%) Scenario Testing
27 34 (4.45%) 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 19 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.44%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.18%) Confluence
3 9 (1.18%) SAS
4 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.13%) IIS
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 68 (8.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (4.06%) MS Visio
4 26 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 30 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.18%) SAP CO
2 9 (1.18%) SAP FI
2 9 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.52%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.52%) TRIRIGA
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle ASCP
4 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.39%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.26%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.13%) Maximo
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.49%) Office 365
2 14 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (0.65%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.13%) AdWords
6 1 (0.13%) SaaS
6 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.27%) SMS
2 12 (1.57%) Firewall
3 9 (1.18%) VPN
4 8 (1.05%) DHCP
4 8 (1.05%) LAN
5 7 (0.92%) WAN
5 7 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.52%) Internet
6 4 (0.52%) Intranet
6 4 (0.52%) Network Security
6 4 (0.52%) Skype
7 3 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.39%) SAN
7 3 (0.39%) TETRA
7 3 (0.39%) VoIP
7 3 (0.39%) Wireless
8 2 (0.26%) 3G
8 2 (0.26%) DSL
8 2 (0.26%) SDH
8 2 (0.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.79%) SAP BW
6 6 (0.79%) TimesTen
7 5 (0.65%) Power BI
7 5 (0.65%) QlikView
8 4 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.39%) DB2
9 3 (0.39%) Essbase
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.26%) GIS
10 2 (0.26%) MS Access
10 2 (0.26%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 31 (4.06%) JIRA
2 19 (2.49%) Selenium
3 16 (2.09%) SpecFlow
4 15 (1.96%) SoapUI
5 9 (1.18%) JMeter
6 8 (1.05%) HP UFT
6 8 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.92%) LoadUI
7 7 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.79%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.79%) JIRA Agile
9 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.52%) JUnit
11 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.39%) NeoLoad
12 2 (0.26%) Gatling
12 2 (0.26%) JProfiler
12 2 (0.26%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
13 1 (0.13%) RSpec
General
1 196 (25.65%) Finance
2 66 (8.64%) Retail
3 56 (7.33%) Banking
4 26 (3.40%) Automotive
5 19 (2.49%) Retail Banking
6 14 (1.83%) Marketing
7 13 (1.70%) Legal
8 11 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.79%) Back Office
11 6 (0.79%) Billing
11 6 (0.79%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.52%) Law
13 3 (0.39%) Local Government
14 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.13%) Advertising
15 1 (0.13%) Electronics
15 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.83%) HTML
1 14 (1.83%) Web Services
2 12 (1.57%) XML
3 8 (1.05%) .NET
4 7 (0.92%) SOAP
5 6 (0.79%) Gherkin
6 5 (0.65%) CSS
7 3 (0.39%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.26%) Ajax
8 2 (0.26%) JSON
8 2 (0.26%) Middleware
8 2 (0.26%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (0.13%) CSS3
9 1 (0.13%) D3.js
9 1 (0.13%) EDIFACT
9 1 (0.13%) HTML5
9 1 (0.13%) J2SE
9 1 (0.13%) REST
9 1 (0.13%) Velocity
9 1 (0.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 92 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.93%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.23%) Smart Meter
4 15 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 14 (1.83%) User Experience
6 13 (1.70%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.44%) FMCG
8 6 (0.79%) AS400
8 6 (0.79%) Wiki
9 5 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.52%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.52%) NHS
11 3 (0.39%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.26%) CMDB
12 2 (0.26%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.26%) EPoS
12 2 (0.26%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.26%) Freedom of Information Act
12 2 (0.26%) PMI
12 2 (0.26%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 96 (12.57%) Windows
2 33 (4.32%) Unix
3 22 (2.88%) Windows 7
4 19 (2.49%) Linux
5 16 (2.09%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.70%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.79%) Android
8 6 (0.79%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.39%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.13%) HPUX
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (12.04%) Business Analysis
3 86 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (9.55%) ITIL
5 63 (8.25%) CRM
6 59 (7.72%) Migration
7 57 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 50 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
9 48 (6.28%) Test Scripting
10 44 (5.76%) Waterfall
11 43 (5.63%) Data Analysis
12 42 (5.50%) Test Automation
13 41 (5.37%) Project Management
14 39 (5.10%) User Stories
15 36 (4.71%) Use Case
16 35 (4.58%) Scenario Testing
16 35 (4.58%) SDLC
17 30 (3.93%) Data Migration
17 30 (3.93%) Scrum
18 29 (3.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (13.35%) SQL
2 26 (3.40%) Java
3 14 (1.83%) T-SQL
3 14 (1.83%) VBA
4 13 (1.70%) C#
5 8 (1.05%) C
5 8 (1.05%) Perl
6 7 (0.92%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.79%) AWK
7 6 (0.79%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.79%) Korn
7 6 (0.79%) sed
8 5 (0.65%) VB
8 5 (0.65%) VBScript
9 4 (0.52%) MATLAB
9 4 (0.52%) Python
9 4 (0.52%) RPG
10 3 (0.39%) PHP
10 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (4.32%) ISEB
2 23 (3.01%) ISTQB
3 20 (2.62%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.49%) Degree
5 16 (2.09%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.31%) MCSE
8 7 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.79%) RHCE
10 5 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.52%) MCP
12 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.26%) CISSP
13 2 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.45%) PMO
2 33 (4.32%) Data Quality
3 29 (3.80%) SLA
4 26 (3.40%) QA
5 20 (2.62%) GDPR
6 6 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.79%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.39%) FATCA
7 3 (0.39%) MiFID
8 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.13%) COBIT
9 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.13%) GCP
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.13%) PSD2
9 1 (0.13%) SEPA
9 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (6.68%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.52%) XenApp
4 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.13%) RACF
5 1 (0.13%) vSphere
5 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.05%) SCCM
3 5 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.39%) SCOM
6 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.13%) Ansible
7 1 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 119 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 45 (5.89%) Oracle
2 45 (5.89%) SAP
3 33 (4.32%) HP
4 18 (2.36%) Citrix
5 17 (2.23%) Google
6 15 (1.96%) ServiceNow
7 14 (1.83%) VMware
8 12 (1.57%) Cisco
9 11 (1.44%) Remedy
9 11 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.31%) Dell
10 10 (1.31%) IBM
11 8 (1.05%) NetApp
12 6 (0.79%) Comptel
13 5 (0.65%) LANDesk
13 5 (0.65%) Tableau
14 4 (0.52%) Cognos
14 4 (0.52%) Trillium
15 3 (0.39%) BMC