Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 774 767 1,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.03% 17.41% 16.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.87% 18.38% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 495 604
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £157 £208 £176
90th Percentile £488 £450 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 50
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.39 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.76% +16.00% -13.19%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.36 £10.00
90th Percentile £20.98 £28.00 £18.38
England median hourly rate £15.45 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.32% +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 4,877 4,172 5,714
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.71% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,961 2,620 3,332
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 181 182
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.75 £43.25 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +8.57%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -2 184 £360 +6.27% 46
Coventry -1 159 £418 +10.60% 22
Shropshire +30 124 £410 -2.38% 7
Warwickshire -3 91 £356 +8.78% 21
Staffordshire -4 30 £388 +3.33% 24
Solihull 0 27 £340 +1.49% 10
Herefordshire +10 21 £313 +22.55% 2
Worcestershire +2 16 £325 -10.34% 10
Dudley +3 11 £200 - 2
Sutton Coldfield +1 5 £265 -47.36% 2
Wolverhampton -7 5 £335 -8.09% 2
Kingswinford - 5 £375 -
West Bromwich +4 4 £140 -60.00%
Halesowen - 1 - - 4
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 220 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (17.96%) Windows
3 136 (17.57%) SQL
4 124 (16.02%) Finance
5 110 (14.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 110 (14.21%) Business Analysis
6 98 (12.66%) Microsoft
7 93 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
8 92 (11.89%) ITIL
9 77 (9.95%) Microsoft Office
10 73 (9.43%) User Stories
11 68 (8.79%) Active Directory
12 67 (8.66%) Test Scripting
13 65 (8.40%) Microsoft Excel
14 63 (8.14%) XML
15 59 (7.62%) Migration
15 59 (7.62%) JIRA
16 58 (7.49%) Test Automation
17 56 (7.24%) Waterfall
17 56 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
17 56 (7.24%) Retail
17 56 (7.24%) ISEB
18 54 (6.98%) Unix
19 53 (6.85%) Oracle
19 53 (6.85%) Office 365
20 49 (6.33%) Java
21 48 (6.20%) Scrum
22 47 (6.07%) Project Management
22 47 (6.07%) User Acceptance Testing
23 45 (5.81%) Acceptance Criteria

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 37 (4.78%) Confluence
2 24 (3.10%) WebLogic
3 22 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 11 (1.42%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.29%) Documentum
6 7 (0.90%) SAS
7 6 (0.78%) CMS
7 6 (0.78%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.39%) IIS
11 2 (0.26%) Apache
11 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.26%) Mule
11 2 (0.26%) SAP Portal
11 2 (0.26%) WordPress
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.13%) Moodle
Applications
1 77 (9.95%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (8.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (2.84%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.03%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 15 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.78%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.39%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.26%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.26%) iTrent
5 2 (0.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 2 (0.26%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) Actimize
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.13%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.13%) Movex
6 1 (0.13%) OPENContractor
6 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.13%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.85%) Office 365
2 13 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (0.78%) SaaS
5 5 (0.65%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.39%) G Suite
7 3 (0.39%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.39%) Slack
7 3 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.26%) Taleo
9 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.81%) Firewall
2 12 (1.55%) SMS
3 11 (1.42%) VPN
4 9 (1.16%) LAN
4 9 (1.16%) MPLS
4 9 (1.16%) Wireless
5 8 (1.03%) DHCP
6 7 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (0.78%) WAN
8 5 (0.65%) SAN
8 5 (0.65%) Skype
9 4 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.52%) Network Security
10 2 (0.26%) FTP
10 2 (0.26%) HTTP
10 2 (0.26%) Internet
10 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.26%) VoIP
11 1 (0.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.07%) Power BI
3 15 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.29%) MS Access
6 9 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.78%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.65%) MySQL
9 5 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.52%) Big Data
10 4 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 59 (7.62%) JIRA
2 34 (4.39%) Selenium
3 24 (3.10%) SpecFlow
4 23 (2.97%) WebDriver
5 20 (2.58%) Toad
6 18 (2.33%) Cucumber
7 17 (2.20%) SoapUI
7 17 (2.20%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.90%) JIRA Agile
9 6 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.65%) Git (software)
10 5 (0.65%) PVCS
10 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.52%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.52%) Subversion
12 3 (0.39%) JMeter
12 3 (0.39%) JUnit
12 3 (0.39%) TestRail
13 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.26%) Hudson
General
1 124 (16.02%) Finance
2 56 (7.24%) Retail
3 22 (2.84%) Marketing
4 18 (2.33%) Automotive
5 14 (1.81%) Legal
6 13 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.90%) Banking
8 4 (0.52%) Advertising
8 4 (0.52%) Law
9 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.26%) Local Government
10 2 (0.26%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.13%) Hindi Language
11 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (8.14%) XML
2 27 (3.49%) Gherkin
3 25 (3.23%) Web Services
4 20 (2.58%) .NET
5 13 (1.68%) HTML
6 12 (1.55%) SOAP
7 10 (1.29%) JSON
8 9 (1.16%) Middleware
9 8 (1.03%) RESTful
10 7 (0.90%) CSS
10 7 (0.90%) Velocity
11 5 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.52%) JSON Schema
12 4 (0.52%) WSDL
12 4 (0.52%) XSD
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
14 2 (0.26%) HATEOAS
14 2 (0.26%) JMS
14 2 (0.26%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 93 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.49%) User Experience
3 24 (3.10%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.03%) NHS
7 7 (0.90%) Robotics
8 6 (0.78%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.52%) iPad
10 4 (0.52%) iPhone
11 3 (0.39%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.39%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.39%) PKI
12 2 (0.26%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.26%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 139 (17.96%) Windows
2 54 (6.98%) Unix
3 24 (3.10%) Linux
4 22 (2.84%) Windows 10
5 17 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.81%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.29%) Android
8 9 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.52%) VME
10 4 (0.52%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.13%) MVS
11 1 (0.13%) SUSE
11 1 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (14.21%) Business Analysis
2 110 (14.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 92 (11.89%) ITIL
4 73 (9.43%) User Stories
5 67 (8.66%) Test Scripting
6 59 (7.62%) Migration
7 58 (7.49%) Test Automation
8 56 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
8 56 (7.24%) Waterfall
9 48 (6.20%) Scrum
10 47 (6.07%) Project Management
10 47 (6.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 45 (5.81%) Acceptance Criteria
12 44 (5.68%) Data Analysis
13 43 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
14 35 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (4.39%) E-Commerce
16 32 (4.13%) CRM
16 32 (4.13%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 136 (17.57%) SQL
2 49 (6.33%) Java
3 25 (3.23%) C#
4 12 (1.55%) PL/SQL
5 7 (0.90%) VBA
6 6 (0.78%) Groovy
6 6 (0.78%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.39%) Python
7 3 (0.39%) R
7 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.39%) VB
8 2 (0.26%) ANSI SQL
8 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.26%) C
8 2 (0.26%) PHP
8 2 (0.26%) Scala
8 2 (0.26%) VBScript
9 1 (0.13%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 56 (7.24%) ISEB
2 41 (5.30%) ISTQB
3 40 (5.17%) Security Cleared
4 27 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (3.23%) Degree
6 24 (3.10%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.03%) CISSP
7 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.78%) HNC
9 6 (0.78%) HND
9 6 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.65%) MCSE
11 4 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (0.52%) CCSP
11 4 (0.52%) CEH
11 4 (0.52%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (0.52%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.56%) PMO
2 33 (4.26%) QA
3 28 (3.62%) GDPR
4 23 (2.97%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.81%) SLA
6 10 (1.29%) ISO 14001
6 10 (1.29%) ISO 9001
6 10 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.52%) COBIT
7 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.52%) P3O
8 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.26%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (8.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.52%) XenApp
4 3 (0.39%) VMware Server
4 3 (0.39%) vSphere
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.13%) Docker
6 1 (0.13%) HDFS
6 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.13%) NFS
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.16%) SCCM
2 4 (0.52%) Ansible
2 4 (0.52%) HP ALM
2 4 (0.52%) SCOM
3 3 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.26%) logstash
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.26%) Nessus
4 2 (0.26%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.13%) Kibana
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.13%) Netcool
5 1 (0.13%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.13%) Opsview
5 1 (0.13%) SCSM
5 1 (0.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 98 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.85%) Oracle
3 28 (3.62%) SAP
3 28 (3.62%) webMethods
4 19 (2.45%) Google
4 19 (2.45%) ServiceNow
5 18 (2.33%) Adobe
6 13 (1.68%) Apple
6 13 (1.68%) Cisco
6 13 (1.68%) Citrix
6 13 (1.68%) OpenText
6 13 (1.68%) VMware
7 10 (1.29%) Remedy
8 8 (1.03%) Ivanti
8 8 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.90%) HP
9 7 (0.90%) NetApp
9 7 (0.90%) WSO2
10 5 (0.65%) BMC
11 4 (0.52%) Red Hat