Period
to 20 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Contract jobs requiring an Analyst 546 801 772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.07% 15.60% 16.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.71% 16.39% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 524 511
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +11.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £147 £145 £161
90th Percentile £488 £488 £475
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 48
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.00 £9.97
90th Percentile £26.50 £21.50 £31.65
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +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 3,713 4,887 4,548
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 95.17% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,411 3,020 2,869
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £231 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £540
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 209 200
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -8.78% +15.83%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.86 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.75 £38.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.66
% change year-on-year +5.41% -0.86% +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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -2 176 £348 -10.90% 50
Coventry -3 100 £413 -2.94% 23
Warwickshire 0 78 £331 -16.14% 28
Shropshire -1 55 £360 -4.00% 9
Staffordshire +3 27 £369 -5.45% 23
Solihull 0 15 £313 -13.79% 20
Dudley +3 13 £300 +207.69% 2
Worcestershire -5 12 £138 -62.07% 12
West Bromwich 0 8 £148 -1.67%
Sutton Coldfield +4 6 £400 -15.79% 1
Herefordshire +1 6 £350 -6.67% 5
Walsall 0 2 £375 +137.15% 6
Wolverhampton 0 2 £338 +0.75% 6
Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 113 (20.70%) Windows
2 104 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (17.40%) Microsoft
4 72 (13.19%) Finance
5 70 (12.82%) SQL
6 61 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
7 60 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
8 57 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 52 (9.52%) Active Directory
10 51 (9.34%) Business Analysis
11 49 (8.97%) ITIL
11 49 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
12 47 (8.61%) Data Analysis
13 46 (8.42%) Office 365
14 44 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
14 44 (8.06%) Public Sector
15 42 (7.69%) Analytics
16 38 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
16 38 (6.96%) Migration
17 37 (6.78%) SAP
18 36 (6.59%) JIRA
19 33 (6.04%) SDLC
20 31 (5.68%) Data Modelling
21 29 (5.31%) Systems Analysis
21 29 (5.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 29 (5.31%) Workshop Facilitation
22 27 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
22 27 (4.95%) Scrum
22 27 (4.95%) SharePoint
23 26 (4.76%) Test Automation

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 27 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.66%) Confluence
3 7 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.37%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.37%) IIS
4 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.18%) SAS
5 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 61 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (4.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (1.83%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.65%) SAP MM
3 7 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.28%) SAP QM
4 6 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.55%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (0.55%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.55%) SAP WM
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.37%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.37%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 1 (0.18%) Maximo
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.18%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.18%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.18%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 46 (8.42%) Office 365
2 25 (4.58%) Azure
3 23 (4.21%) Power Platform
4 19 (3.48%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (1.28%) AWS
5 7 (1.28%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.92%) SaaS
7 2 (0.37%) CheetahMail
7 2 (0.37%) GCP
7 2 (0.37%) GitHub
7 2 (0.37%) Google Drive
7 2 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.18%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.18%) IaaS
8 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.18%) Slack
8 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.11%) Firewall
2 8 (1.47%) VPN
3 5 (0.92%) DNS
3 5 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.73%) Skype
4 4 (0.73%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.37%) DHCP
6 2 (0.37%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.37%) FTP
6 2 (0.37%) Internet
6 2 (0.37%) LAN
6 2 (0.37%) Network Security
6 2 (0.37%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.37%) WAN
6 2 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.37%) Wireless
7 1 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.18%) VLAN
7 1 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.21%) Power BI
2 21 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.28%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (0.92%) MySQL
7 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.73%) Electronic Patient Records
8 4 (0.73%) GIS
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.37%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.37%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.37%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.37%) Impala
10 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.37%) SQLite
10 2 (0.37%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 36 (6.59%) JIRA
2 16 (2.93%) Selenium
3 7 (1.28%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.92%) SpecFlow
5 4 (0.73%) Gatling
5 4 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.37%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.18%) ERwin
7 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 72 (13.19%) Finance
2 44 (8.06%) Public Sector
3 22 (4.03%) Retail
4 20 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.20%) Banking
7 11 (2.01%) Marketing
8 8 (1.47%) German Language
9 5 (0.92%) Legal
10 4 (0.73%) Back Office
10 4 (0.73%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.73%) Electronics
11 3 (0.55%) Automotive
11 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.55%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.37%) Billing
12 2 (0.37%) Finnish Language
12 2 (0.37%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.37%) Local Government
12 2 (0.37%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.28%) BAPI
1 7 (1.28%) XML
2 4 (0.73%) Gherkin
3 3 (0.55%) HTML
4 2 (0.37%) .NET
4 2 (0.37%) CSS
4 2 (0.37%) EDI
4 2 (0.37%) MDX
4 2 (0.37%) Web Services
5 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.18%) JSON
5 1 (0.18%) Middleware
5 1 (0.18%) Node.js
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.18%) RESTful
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Business Workflow
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.20%) NHS
6 11 (2.01%) User Experience
7 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.92%) Social Media
8 3 (0.55%) AS400
8 3 (0.55%) CCTV
8 3 (0.55%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.55%) iSeries
8 3 (0.55%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (0.55%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.37%) Clustering
9 2 (0.37%) CMDB
9 2 (0.37%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 113 (20.70%) Windows
2 23 (4.21%) Windows 10
3 18 (3.30%) Linux
4 17 (3.11%) Windows 7
5 14 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.83%) Unix
9 4 (0.73%) Android
9 4 (0.73%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.37%) HPUX
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
3 57 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 51 (9.34%) Business Analysis
5 49 (8.97%) ITIL
6 47 (8.61%) Data Analysis
7 42 (7.69%) Analytics
8 38 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
8 38 (6.96%) Migration
9 33 (6.04%) SDLC
10 31 (5.68%) Data Modelling
11 29 (5.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 29 (5.31%) Systems Analysis
11 29 (5.31%) Workshop Facilitation
12 27 (4.95%) Scrum
13 26 (4.76%) Test Automation
14 24 (4.40%) Information Security
15 23 (4.21%) Change Management
15 23 (4.21%) Data Migration
15 23 (4.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (12.82%) SQL
2 14 (2.56%) C
3 13 (2.38%) T-SQL
4 12 (2.20%) Python
5 9 (1.65%) C#
6 8 (1.47%) Java
6 8 (1.47%) R
7 6 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.92%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.92%) VBA
9 3 (0.55%) RPG
10 1 (0.18%) Groovy
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
10 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (4.21%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.30%) ISEB
3 15 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.20%) Degree
5 9 (1.65%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.92%) HND
8 5 (0.92%) IIBA
8 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.73%) CBAP
9 4 (0.73%) CISSP
9 4 (0.73%) MCSA
9 4 (0.73%) MCSE
10 3 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.37%) ACCA
11 2 (0.37%) CEH
11 2 (0.37%) CISM
11 2 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.18%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.76%) PMO
2 16 (2.93%) QA
3 15 (2.75%) SLA
4 11 (2.01%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.92%) GDPR
6 5 (0.92%) NIST
7 3 (0.55%) GPG13
8 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.18%) COBIT
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.18%) NCSC
9 1 (0.18%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.38%) vSphere
3 13 (2.38%) XenApp
4 12 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.37%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (1.83%) SCCM
2 5 (0.92%) CASB
2 5 (0.92%) SCOM
3 3 (0.55%) QRadar
4 2 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.37%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.37%) SCSM
4 2 (0.37%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.37%) SmoothWall
4 2 (0.37%) WSUS
5 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.18%) MOM
5 1 (0.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 95 (17.40%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.78%) SAP
3 25 (4.58%) Citrix
4 20 (3.66%) Oracle
5 19 (3.48%) VMware
6 16 (2.93%) Cisco
6 16 (2.93%) ServiceNow
7 15 (2.75%) Remedy
8 13 (2.38%) Google
8 13 (2.38%) NetApp
9 12 (2.20%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.20%) Tableau
10 7 (1.28%) Apple
11 5 (0.92%) McAfee
12 3 (0.55%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.55%) Cerner
12 3 (0.55%) CyberArk
12 3 (0.55%) HP
12 3 (0.55%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.55%) OpenText