The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 373 471 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.95% 15.67% 17.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.95% 16.55% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 288 260
Median daily rate £335 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £163 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 33
Median hourly rate £15.25 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.10 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £17.00 £25.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.55 £14.00
% change year-on-year -0.34% +3.92%  

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 1968 2846 2221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.71% 94.68% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1194 1688 1346
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 92 136
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +2.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £38.90 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +2 106 £325 -11.86% 45
Warwickshire 0 89 £350 -6.66% 8
Coventry +5 53 £350 -6.66% 16
Staffordshire -9 13 £375 +17.18% 10
Solihull +14 12 £335 -5.96% 10
Shropshire -10 12 £425 +12.58% 11
Herefordshire +1 7 £215 -46.25% 5
Walsall -1 4 £320 +24.27% 4
Worcestershire +4 3 £375 +39.53% 3
Sutton Coldfield -1 3 £360 -
Smethwick - 2 - -
Dudley -2 1 - -
West Bromwich -2 1 £450 +80.00%
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 176 (23.16%) Finance
2 145 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
4 102 (13.42%) SQL
4 102 (13.42%) Microsoft
5 92 (12.11%) Business Analysis
6 89 (11.71%) Migration
7 83 (10.92%) Microsoft Excel
8 75 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 73 (9.61%) Windows
10 65 (8.55%) ITIL
11 64 (8.42%) Retail
12 62 (8.16%) Data Analysis
13 56 (7.37%) Project Management
13 56 (7.37%) Waterfall
14 54 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
15 51 (6.71%) User Acceptance Testing
16 49 (6.45%) Use Case
16 49 (6.45%) Data Migration
16 49 (6.45%) User Stories
17 47 (6.18%) Test Scripting
17 47 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
18 45 (5.92%) Active Directory
18 45 (5.92%) Degree
19 43 (5.66%) Oracle
19 43 (5.66%) CRM
19 43 (5.66%) MS Visio
20 40 (5.26%) SAP
21 38 (5.00%) Test Automation
22 37 (4.87%) JIRA

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 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.97%) SAS
3 12 (1.58%) Confluence
4 8 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.79%) CMS
6 5 (0.66%) Apache
6 5 (0.66%) IIS
6 5 (0.66%) JBoss
6 5 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (0.66%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.13%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.13%) Papyrus
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 83 (10.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (5.66%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.39%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 26 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.53%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.39%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.39%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.39%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.39%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (0.39%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.39%) Workfront
4 2 (0.26%) Magento
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle ASCP
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.45%) Office 365
2 8 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.39%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.26%) G Suite
6 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.13%) SaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.63%) Firewall
2 17 (2.24%) LAN
2 17 (2.24%) WAN
3 14 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.18%) VPN
5 8 (1.05%) HTTP
6 7 (0.92%) Network Security
7 6 (0.79%) DHCP
7 6 (0.79%) VoIP
8 5 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.66%) Wireless
8 5 (0.66%) WLAN
9 4 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.39%) DNS
10 3 (0.39%) FTP
10 3 (0.39%) SAN
10 3 (0.39%) SMS
11 2 (0.26%) Internet
11 2 (0.26%) Intranet
11 2 (0.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.05%) MS Access
6 8 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (0.92%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.92%) QlikView
8 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.66%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.39%) Base SAS
11 3 (0.39%) Big Data
11 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 37 (4.87%) JIRA
2 15 (1.97%) SoapUI
3 12 (1.58%) Selenium
4 10 (1.32%) JMeter
4 10 (1.32%) SpecFlow
5 7 (0.92%) Cucumber
5 7 (0.92%) HP UFT
6 6 (0.79%) JIRA Agile
6 6 (0.79%) LoadUI
6 6 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.39%) NeoLoad
7 3 (0.39%) TestRail
8 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.26%) JUnit
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.26%) Toad
8 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.26%) XMLSpy
9 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 176 (23.16%) Finance
2 64 (8.42%) Retail
3 32 (4.21%) Automotive
4 28 (3.68%) Manufacturing
5 25 (3.29%) Banking
6 12 (1.58%) Marketing
7 10 (1.32%) Legal
8 9 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.05%) Advertising
10 7 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.66%) Law
12 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Local Government
13 2 (0.26%) Back Office
13 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.26%) Front Office
13 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) Publishing
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.37%) Web Services
2 12 (1.58%) HTML
3 11 (1.45%) .NET
4 9 (1.18%) Gherkin
5 6 (0.79%) SOAP
5 6 (0.79%) XML
6 5 (0.66%) SAML
7 4 (0.53%) JSON
7 4 (0.53%) Middleware
8 3 (0.39%) REST
9 2 (0.26%) CSS
9 2 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.13%) RESTful
10 1 (0.13%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 115 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.89%) Data Centre
4 11 (1.45%) CMDB
5 10 (1.32%) Data Structures
5 10 (1.32%) NHS
6 8 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.05%) SWIFT
6 8 (1.05%) User Experience
7 7 (0.92%) Private Cloud
7 7 (0.92%) Smart Meter
8 6 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (0.66%) AS400
9 5 (0.66%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.66%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.66%) FMCG
10 4 (0.53%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.53%) SCADA
10 4 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 73 (9.61%) Windows
2 24 (3.16%) Unix
3 17 (2.24%) Linux
3 17 (2.24%) Windows 7
4 10 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.05%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.53%) Android
6 4 (0.53%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.53%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.13%) MVS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (12.11%) Business Analysis
3 89 (11.71%) Migration
4 75 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 65 (8.55%) ITIL
6 62 (8.16%) Data Analysis
7 56 (7.37%) Project Management
7 56 (7.37%) Waterfall
8 51 (6.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 49 (6.45%) Data Migration
9 49 (6.45%) Use Case
9 49 (6.45%) User Stories
10 47 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (6.18%) Test Scripting
11 43 (5.66%) CRM
12 38 (5.00%) Test Automation
13 34 (4.47%) Change Management
14 32 (4.21%) Data Modelling
15 30 (3.95%) Scenario Testing
16 29 (3.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 102 (13.42%) SQL
2 18 (2.37%) Java
3 15 (1.97%) VBA
4 10 (1.32%) PL/SQL
5 7 (0.92%) C#
6 6 (0.79%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.66%) C
7 5 (0.66%) PHP
7 5 (0.66%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.26%) R
9 2 (0.26%) RPG
9 2 (0.26%) VB
10 1 (0.13%) ABAP
10 1 (0.13%) C++
10 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.13%) Perl
10 1 (0.13%) Python
10 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (5.92%) Degree
2 34 (4.47%) ISEB
3 26 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 21 (2.76%) ISTQB
5 18 (2.37%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.79%) CCNA
6 6 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.66%) ACCA
7 5 (0.66%) CCNP
7 5 (0.66%) CIMA
7 5 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.39%) CEH
9 3 (0.39%) CISSP
9 3 (0.39%) CRISC
9 3 (0.39%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.39%) GIAC
9 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.39%) MCSE
9 3 (0.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.68%) PMO
2 27 (3.55%) QA
3 25 (3.29%) Data Quality
4 23 (3.03%) SLA
5 6 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.39%) GDPR
8 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.13%) COBIT
9 1 (0.13%) COSO
9 1 (0.13%) GCP
9 1 (0.13%) IFRS
9 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 45 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.26%) Snort
4 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.79%) SCCM
3 5 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Management
3 5 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (0.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.13%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.13%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.13%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.13%) vMotion
6 1 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 102 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.66%) Oracle
3 40 (5.26%) SAP
4 20 (2.63%) Google
5 14 (1.84%) HP
6 12 (1.58%) Cisco
7 11 (1.45%) IBM
8 8 (1.05%) Citrix
8 8 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.92%) LANDesk
9 7 (0.92%) Remedy
9 7 (0.92%) Tableau
10 6 (0.79%) VMware
11 5 (0.66%) Cognos
11 5 (0.66%) hybris
11 5 (0.66%) Teradata
12 4 (0.53%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.39%) Coremetrics
13 3 (0.39%) JD Edwards
13 3 (0.39%) MuleSoft
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Warwickshire
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Herefordshire
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X4 Group
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Shropshire
Shropshire Council
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Shropshire
Shropshire Council
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West Midlands
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Shropshire Council
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AMS contingency
Rate: Competitive
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