Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 758 749 944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.50% 15.89% 17.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.27% 16.73% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 500 601
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £363 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -1.36% +13.08%
10th Percentile £146 £161 £195
90th Percentile £483 £481 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £391
% change year-on-year - +2.30% +4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 51 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.89 £13.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.30% -8.47% +13.66%
10th Percentile £10.26 £9.61 £10.15
90th Percentile £29.75 £29.00 £25.00
England median hourly rate £15.75 £15.89 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.87% +5.92% -

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 4,659 4,478 5,179
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.97% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,897 2,823 3,100
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £208 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 201 229
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.88% +6.52% -8.88%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.30 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £37.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.16
% change year-on-year +1.08% +1.90% +0.86%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 0 203 £390 +6.85% 46
Coventry 0 134 £400 +19.40% 8
Shropshire -4 100 £360 -13.72% 7
Warwickshire 0 97 £395 +12.86% 21
Staffordshire -1 52 £390 +0.65% 6
Solihull +6 23 £375 - 19
Worcestershire +1 18 £375 +7.14% 8
Herefordshire -8 15 £363 +68.60% 5
West Bromwich +1 8 £150 +2.56%
Wolverhampton -1 8 £368 +7.30% 1
Walsall -2 5 £169 -55.00%
Sutton Coldfield +12 2 £450 -30.23% 3
Dudley 0 1 £110 -60.00%
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 207 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (16.23%) SQL
2 123 (16.23%) Windows
3 111 (14.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 111 (14.64%) Microsoft
4 108 (14.25%) Microsoft Office
4 108 (14.25%) Finance
5 102 (13.46%) Business Analysis
6 89 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
7 87 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
8 66 (8.71%) Project Management
8 66 (8.71%) JIRA
9 63 (8.31%) ITIL
10 60 (7.92%) XML
11 59 (7.78%) ISEB
11 59 (7.78%) Test Scripting
12 58 (7.65%) Oracle
13 57 (7.52%) Retail
14 55 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
15 53 (6.99%) Active Directory
15 53 (6.99%) Migration
16 52 (6.86%) Waterfall
17 50 (6.60%) Customer Requirements
17 50 (6.60%) Data Analysis
18 48 (6.33%) User Stories
19 46 (6.07%) Java
19 46 (6.07%) Unix
19 46 (6.07%) Test Automation
20 43 (5.67%) PMO
21 42 (5.54%) Scrum

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 (4.88%) Confluence
2 24 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.64%) WebLogic
4 14 (1.85%) SAS
5 8 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.92%) Documentum
6 7 (0.92%) NServiceBus
7 6 (0.79%) CMS
8 5 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.13%) Apache
10 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 108 (14.25%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (5.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.64%) MS Visio
5 19 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (1.85%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.45%) SAP FI-CA
2 11 (1.45%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (0.92%) assyst
4 6 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.40%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.40%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.26%) Magento
6 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.13%) Lawson
7 1 (0.13%) Movex
7 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.13%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.35%) Office 365
2 26 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.11%) SaaS
4 12 (1.58%) PaaS
5 7 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.40%) IaaS
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.26%) G Suite
8 2 (0.26%) GitHub
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.13%) Serverless
9 1 (0.13%) Slack
9 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (1.32%) Firewall
2 10 (1.32%) LAN
2 10 (1.32%) WAN
3 9 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.66%) VPN
5 4 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.53%) Wireless
6 3 (0.40%) DNS
6 3 (0.40%) Intranet
6 3 (0.40%) MPLS
6 3 (0.40%) Network Security
6 3 (0.40%) SMS
7 2 (0.26%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.26%) HTTP
7 2 (0.26%) Internet
7 2 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.26%) WLAN
8 1 (0.13%) PABX
8 1 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (3.30%) BusinessObjects
4 20 (2.64%) MongoDB
5 17 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.98%) Power BI
7 11 (1.45%) Oracle OWB
8 8 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.92%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.53%) Big Data
11 4 (0.53%) MS Access
12 3 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.40%) Base SAS
12 3 (0.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.40%) SAP HANA
13 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 66 (8.71%) JIRA
2 30 (3.96%) SoapUI
3 28 (3.69%) Selenium
4 18 (2.37%) Toad
5 15 (1.98%) Cucumber
6 11 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.45%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.32%) Git (software)
8 9 (1.19%) JMeter
8 9 (1.19%) WebDriver
9 8 (1.06%) PVCS
10 7 (0.92%) LoadRunner
11 6 (0.79%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.79%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.26%) Appium
13 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.26%) Hudson
13 2 (0.26%) JIRA Agile
13 2 (0.26%) NeoLoad
General
1 108 (14.25%) Finance
2 57 (7.52%) Retail
3 13 (1.72%) Banking
4 10 (1.32%) Billing
4 10 (1.32%) Marketing
5 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.92%) Automotive
7 6 (0.79%) Law
7 6 (0.79%) Legal
8 5 (0.66%) Publishing
8 5 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.53%) Back Office
9 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.53%) Retail Finance
10 3 (0.40%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.26%) Advertising
11 2 (0.26%) Local Government
11 2 (0.26%) Military
12 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (7.92%) XML
2 23 (3.03%) SOAP
3 18 (2.37%) Web Services
4 16 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
5 14 (1.85%) REST
6 13 (1.72%) JSON
7 11 (1.45%) .NET
8 10 (1.32%) Gherkin
9 5 (0.66%) J2EE
9 5 (0.66%) XML Schema
10 4 (0.53%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.53%) XSLT
11 3 (0.40%) .NET Core
11 3 (0.40%) HTML
11 3 (0.40%) RESTful
11 3 (0.40%) Velocity
12 2 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (0.26%) Middleware
13 1 (0.13%) CSS
13 1 (0.13%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 89 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.51%) FMCG
2 19 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (2.51%) User Experience
3 17 (2.24%) Data Centre
3 17 (2.24%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.45%) NHS
5 8 (1.06%) e-Learning
5 8 (1.06%) EPoS
5 8 (1.06%) Mobile App
6 7 (0.92%) Credit Risk
7 6 (0.79%) PKI
7 6 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (0.66%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.53%) Robotics
10 3 (0.40%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 123 (16.23%) Windows
2 46 (6.07%) Unix
3 16 (2.11%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.98%) Windows 10
5 14 (1.85%) Linux
6 12 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.92%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.79%) Android
8 6 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.13%) MVS
11 1 (0.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (14.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 102 (13.46%) Business Analysis
4 66 (8.71%) Project Management
5 63 (8.31%) ITIL
6 59 (7.78%) Test Scripting
7 55 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
8 53 (6.99%) Migration
9 52 (6.86%) Waterfall
10 50 (6.60%) Customer Requirements
10 50 (6.60%) Data Analysis
11 48 (6.33%) User Stories
12 46 (6.07%) Test Automation
13 42 (5.54%) Scrum
14 40 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (5.01%) Continuous Improvement
15 38 (5.01%) Workshop Facilitation
16 33 (4.35%) Change Management
16 33 (4.35%) CRM
17 32 (4.22%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 123 (16.23%) SQL
2 46 (6.07%) Java
3 17 (2.24%) C#
3 17 (2.24%) T-SQL
4 10 (1.32%) Python
4 10 (1.32%) VBA
5 7 (0.92%) C
6 5 (0.66%) Groovy
6 5 (0.66%) Scala
6 5 (0.66%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.53%) MATLAB
7 4 (0.53%) R
7 4 (0.53%) VB
8 3 (0.40%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.26%) Perl
9 2 (0.26%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.13%) PHP
10 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (7.78%) ISEB
2 38 (5.01%) ISTQB
3 35 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 33 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (2.77%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.51%) Degree
7 5 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.53%) CISSP
9 3 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.40%) IIBA
9 3 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.26%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.26%) CCNP
10 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.26%) MCP
10 2 (0.26%) MCSE
10 2 (0.26%) PhD
10 2 (0.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.67%) PMO
2 38 (5.01%) GDPR
3 35 (4.62%) QA
4 16 (2.11%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.32%) SLA
6 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.26%) P3O
7 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 53 (6.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.92%) Docker
3 3 (0.40%) Snort
4 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.13%) vSphere
5 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (0.92%) SCCM
2 6 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.79%) Nessus
3 3 (0.40%) HP ALM
3 3 (0.40%) QRadar
4 2 (0.26%) SCOM
4 2 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.13%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.13%) Kibana
5 1 (0.13%) logstash
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.13%) Puppet
5 1 (0.13%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 111 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 58 (7.65%) Oracle
3 33 (4.35%) SAP
4 20 (2.64%) webMethods
5 12 (1.58%) Niku
5 12 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.32%) Remedy
6 10 (1.32%) Tableau
6 10 (1.32%) VMware
7 9 (1.19%) Blue Prism
7 9 (1.19%) Citrix
8 8 (1.06%) ServiceNow
9 6 (0.79%) Apple
9 6 (0.79%) Cisco
9 6 (0.79%) Google
9 6 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.66%) ArcSight
10 5 (0.66%) IBM
10 5 (0.66%) OpenText
10 5 (0.66%) Splunk