Period
to 25 May 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Analytical Skills
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 26 30
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 280 244 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.68% 5.67% 5.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.46% 20.20% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 134 190
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £211 £258 £203
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
England median daily rate £438 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +0.57% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +47.06% -5.56%
10th Percentile £12.89 £16.20 £10.36
90th Percentile £25.40 £29.95 £24.43
England median hourly rate £18.51 £22.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -18.66% +16.70% +9.83%

Analytical Skills is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,517 1,208 1,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.75% 28.05% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 738 839
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £237 £213 £217
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 75 59
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £16.99 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.94% +21.36% -38.72%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £44.00 £28.30
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +17.55%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in the West Midlands

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytical Skills in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in the West Midlands

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the West Midlands

Analytical Skills
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 Analytical Skills in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in the West Midlands

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the West Midlands

Analytical Skills
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 Analytical Skills within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 May 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 -7 82 £403 +3.87% 44
Coventry -18 37 £385 +4.41% 8
Shropshire +11 35 £450 +13.92% 8
Warwickshire -2 33 £373 -0.67% 20
Staffordshire +7 19 £388 -3.13% 25
Solihull -6 15 £400 +25.00% 11
Herefordshire +11 11 £240 -15.79% 2
Worcestershire -4 6 £320 -24.71% 7
West Bromwich -1 2 £115 -71.25% 1
Walsall - 2 £309 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £625 - 1
Dudley - 1 £150 -
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Skills also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 93 (33.21%) Problem-Solving
2 69 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (17.86%) SQL
4 49 (17.50%) Microsoft
5 43 (15.36%) Project Management
6 41 (14.64%) Windows
7 40 (14.29%) Finance
8 38 (13.57%) SQL Server
9 36 (12.86%) Retail
10 33 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (11.43%) Business Analysis
12 31 (11.07%) Security Cleared
12 31 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (11.07%) Decision-Making
13 30 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
14 29 (10.36%) Degree
15 28 (10.00%) ITIL
16 25 (8.93%) Oracle
17 24 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
18 23 (8.21%) HTML
19 22 (7.86%) SC Cleared
20 20 (7.14%) Test Automation
20 20 (7.14%) JIRA
21 19 (6.79%) QA
21 19 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
21 19 (6.79%) Analytics
21 19 (6.79%) Line Management
22 18 (6.43%) GDPR
22 18 (6.43%) Service Management
22 18 (6.43%) Migration

Analytical Skills
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 8 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.79%) Confluence
2 5 (1.79%) SAS
3 4 (1.43%) Anypoint
3 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.07%) Documentum
5 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.36%) Captiva
6 1 (0.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.36%) IIS
6 1 (0.36%) Mule
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.36%) Smallworld
Applications
1 30 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.36%) InVision
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.36%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.43%) SAP HCM
1 4 (1.43%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Actimize
4 1 (0.36%) iTrent
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.43%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (1.07%) Slack
6 2 (0.71%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.71%) Office 365
7 1 (0.36%) GitHub
7 1 (0.36%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.71%) WAN
2 9 (3.21%) Firewall
3 8 (2.86%) Internet
4 6 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (2.14%) VPN
4 6 (2.14%) Wireless
5 3 (1.07%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (1.07%) HTTP
5 3 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.71%) Network Security
6 2 (0.71%) SAN
6 2 (0.71%) SMS
6 2 (0.71%) SNMP
6 2 (0.71%) VoIP
7 1 (0.36%) DMZ
7 1 (0.36%) Intranet
7 1 (0.36%) NAS
7 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.36%) VLAN
7 1 (0.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (6.07%) Power BI
3 12 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.21%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.50%) MySQL
8 6 (2.14%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.43%) OLAP
9 4 (1.43%) QlikView
9 4 (1.43%) Riak
9 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.43%) Star Schema
10 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.07%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (1.07%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (7.14%) JIRA
2 10 (3.57%) SpecFlow
3 9 (3.21%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (2.50%) Selenium
5 6 (2.14%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.14%) PVCS
6 5 (1.79%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.79%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (1.43%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.07%) Maven
9 2 (0.71%) JUnit
10 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.36%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.36%) JMeter
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.36%) TestNG
10 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (14.29%) Finance
2 36 (12.86%) Retail
3 11 (3.93%) Legal
4 9 (3.21%) Automotive
5 7 (2.50%) Marketing
6 5 (1.79%) Law
6 5 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.43%) Electronics
7 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.07%) Banking
8 3 (1.07%) German Language
9 2 (0.71%) Billing
9 2 (0.71%) French Language
9 2 (0.71%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Publishing
10 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (36.07%) Analyst
2 41 (14.64%) Business Analyst
3 20 (7.14%) Developer
4 14 (5.00%) Administrator
4 14 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 12 (4.29%) Architect
6 11 (3.93%) Project Manager
7 10 (3.57%) Implementation Engineer
7 10 (3.57%) Network Engineer
7 10 (3.57%) QA Analyst
7 10 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (3.21%) Performance Analyst
8 9 (3.21%) User Researcher
9 8 (2.86%) Consultant
9 8 (2.86%) DBA
9 8 (2.86%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 8 (2.86%) Process Analyst
10 7 (2.50%) Oracle Developer
10 7 (2.50%) Support Analyst
10 7 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.21%) HTML
2 14 (5.00%) XML
3 12 (4.29%) CSS
4 10 (3.57%) Gherkin
5 8 (2.86%) .NET
5 8 (2.86%) Middleware
6 7 (2.50%) HTML5
7 5 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.79%) MDX
7 5 (1.79%) REST
7 5 (1.79%) Sass
8 4 (1.43%) JMS
8 4 (1.43%) SAP Basis
8 4 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.07%) JSON
9 3 (1.07%) RESTful
10 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.71%) SOAP
10 2 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.64%) Management Information System
2 12 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (4.29%) User Experience
3 10 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 9 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.43%) Clustering
6 4 (1.43%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.43%) Replication
6 4 (1.43%) Robotics
7 2 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.71%) e-Health
7 2 (0.71%) FMCG
7 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.36%) Infotainment
8 1 (0.36%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.36%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.64%) Windows
2 12 (4.29%) Linux
3 8 (2.86%) Unix
4 7 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.07%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.71%) HPUX
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.36%) Android
7 1 (0.36%) Solaris
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (33.21%) Problem-Solving
2 69 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (15.36%) Project Management
4 33 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (11.43%) Business Analysis
6 31 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (11.07%) Decision-Making
7 28 (10.00%) ITIL
8 20 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 19 (6.79%) Analytics
9 19 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (6.79%) Line Management
10 18 (6.43%) Migration
10 18 (6.43%) Service Management
11 17 (6.07%) Change Management
12 16 (5.71%) Risk Management
13 15 (5.36%) DevOps
13 15 (5.36%) Scrum
13 15 (5.36%) Waterfall
14 14 (5.00%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 50 (17.86%) SQL
2 14 (5.00%) Java
3 10 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.14%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.79%) C#
7 4 (1.43%) Python
7 4 (1.43%) TypeScript
7 4 (1.43%) VBA
8 2 (0.71%) PHP
8 2 (0.71%) R
8 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.71%) VB
9 1 (0.36%) ABAP
9 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.36%) C
9 1 (0.36%) C++
9 1 (0.36%) Perl
9 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (11.07%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.36%) Degree
3 22 (7.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.79%) CCNA
5 5 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.43%) ISEB
7 3 (1.07%) HNC
7 3 (1.07%) HND
7 3 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.71%) APMP
8 2 (0.71%) CIPD
8 2 (0.71%) CISA
8 2 (0.71%) CISSP
8 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.79%) QA
2 18 (6.43%) GDPR
3 15 (5.36%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.14%) PMO
5 5 (1.79%) SLA
6 4 (1.43%) WCAG
7 3 (1.07%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.36%) COBIT
9 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 10 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.79%) vSphere
3 4 (1.43%) XenApp
4 2 (0.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.86%) Puppet
2 6 (2.14%) Ansible
2 6 (2.14%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.79%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.71%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.71%) SCCM
7 1 (0.36%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.36%) MOM
7 1 (0.36%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 49 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.93%) Oracle
3 18 (6.43%) Cisco
4 16 (5.71%) Google
5 10 (3.57%) HP
6 9 (3.21%) VMware
7 8 (2.86%) Meraki
7 8 (2.86%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.50%) Citrix
8 7 (2.50%) McAfee
8 7 (2.50%) SAP
9 6 (2.14%) BMC
9 6 (2.14%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.14%) Fortinet
9 6 (2.14%) Nokia
9 6 (2.14%) OpenText
9 6 (2.14%) Tableau
10 5 (1.79%) MuleSoft
11 4 (1.43%) Fujitsu
11 4 (1.43%) NetApp