Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 33 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 -2
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 261 305 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.33% 5.12% 5.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.74% 18.50% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 189 196
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £209 £250 £213
90th Percentile £536 £551 £473
England median daily rate £450 £420 £405
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.68 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.41% -10.53% -35.04%
10th Percentile £13.44 £12.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £34.50 £30.85 £40.87
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +2.89%

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 1393 1649 1394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.43% 27.70% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 1006 828
West Midlands median daily rate £395 £390 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.28% +7.22% +3.93%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £205
90th Percentile £527 £541 £518
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 109
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £16.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% -10.26%
10th Percentile £10.30 £11.29 £10.99
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.20 £20.38 £19.35
% change year-on-year +4.05% +5.30% +10.57%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 80 £400 +9.97% 24
Coventry -2 40 £406 +1.56% 2
Warwickshire -1 38 £388 -3.13% 4
Shropshire +11 29 £405 +7.93% 6
Staffordshire +9 16 £388 +13.97% 8
Solihull +14 7 £375 - 2
Worcestershire +2 5 £388 +22.53% 2
Walsall - 4 £320 -
Dudley - 4 £450 -
Herefordshire +6 3 £215 -52.22% 4
Wolverhampton - 2 £550 - 1
Smethwick +1 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield -15 1 - - 1
Bilston - 1 £613 -
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Skills also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 48 (18.39%) Project Management
2 47 (18.01%) Finance
3 44 (16.86%) Microsoft
4 42 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (15.33%) SQL
6 37 (14.18%) Degree
7 36 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (13.41%) Microsoft Excel
9 34 (13.03%) Analytics
10 32 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
11 31 (11.88%) ITIL
12 27 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (10.34%) Change Management
13 23 (8.81%) Management Information System
13 23 (8.81%) Business Analysis
14 22 (8.43%) Oracle
15 20 (7.66%) Visualisation
16 19 (7.28%) Risk Management
16 19 (7.28%) Automotive
17 18 (6.90%) Retail
17 18 (6.90%) Windows
18 17 (6.51%) MS Visio
18 17 (6.51%) Information Security
18 17 (6.51%) Data Analysis
19 16 (6.13%) Scrum
19 16 (6.13%) Data Management
19 16 (6.13%) E-Commerce
19 16 (6.13%) SLA
20 15 (5.75%) Six Sigma
20 15 (5.75%) CRM

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 15 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.30%) Anypoint
3 5 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.53%) SAS
5 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.77%) JBoss
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.38%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (13.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (6.51%) MS Visio
4 15 (5.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (4.98%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.38%) InVision
7 1 (0.38%) Simulink
7 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) SAP CRM
1 3 (1.15%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) iTrent
3 1 (0.38%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP PA-EC
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.38%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.92%) Office 365
2 4 (1.53%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.60%) Firewall
2 10 (3.83%) Network Security
3 7 (2.68%) LAN
4 6 (2.30%) WAN
5 4 (1.53%) SMS
5 4 (1.53%) WLAN
6 3 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.15%) VoIP
6 3 (1.15%) Wireless
7 2 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.77%) Intranet
7 2 (0.77%) SSL
7 2 (0.77%) VPN
8 1 (0.38%) GPON
8 1 (0.38%) NAS
8 1 (0.38%) SAN
8 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.83%) QlikView
2 10 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.45%) Power BI
3 9 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.30%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.30%) Spotfire
6 5 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.92%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.15%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.77%) DTS
8 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.77%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (2.30%) JIRA
2 3 (1.15%) JIRA Agile
2 3 (1.15%) SpecFlow
3 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.77%) RStudio
3 2 (0.77%) Subversion
3 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.38%) Selenium
4 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (18.01%) Finance
2 19 (7.28%) Automotive
3 18 (6.90%) Retail
4 15 (5.75%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.83%) Banking
6 8 (3.07%) Marketing
7 5 (1.92%) Legal
8 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.38%) Billing
10 1 (0.38%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (36.40%) Analyst
2 33 (12.64%) Business Analyst
3 22 (8.43%) Project Manager
4 20 (7.66%) Data Analyst
4 20 (7.66%) Developer
5 16 (6.13%) Architect
6 11 (4.21%) Consultant
7 10 (3.83%) Process Engineer
8 9 (3.45%) Data Scientist
8 9 (3.45%) User Researcher
9 8 (3.07%) Process Analyst
9 8 (3.07%) Service Analyst
10 7 (2.68%) Business Process Analyst
11 6 (2.30%) Business Manager
11 6 (2.30%) Change Manager
11 6 (2.30%) Digital Analyst
11 6 (2.30%) Service Desk Analyst
12 5 (1.92%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 5 (1.92%) Digital Business Analyst
12 5 (1.92%) MuleSoft Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.45%) HTML
2 6 (2.30%) D3.js
3 5 (1.92%) CSS
4 4 (1.53%) XML
5 3 (1.15%) .NET
5 3 (1.15%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.15%) JSF
5 3 (1.15%) Middleware
6 2 (0.77%) Java EE
6 2 (0.77%) jQuery
6 2 (0.77%) REST
6 2 (0.77%) SOAP
6 2 (0.77%) Visualforce
6 2 (0.77%) Web Services
7 1 (0.38%) CSS3
7 1 (0.38%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.38%) HTML5
7 1 (0.38%) JSP
7 1 (0.38%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.38%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.81%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.83%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.07%) User Experience
4 6 (2.30%) Analytical Mindset
4 6 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.30%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.15%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.15%) PMI
6 2 (0.77%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (0.77%) FMCG
6 2 (0.77%) SCADA
7 1 (0.38%) Clustering
7 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.38%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.38%) NHS
7 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.38%) Social Media
7 1 (0.38%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.90%) Windows
2 13 (4.98%) Linux
3 12 (4.60%) Unix
4 3 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.77%) AIX
5 2 (0.77%) Android
5 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.38%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.39%) Project Management
2 42 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (13.03%) Analytics
5 31 (11.88%) ITIL
6 27 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (10.34%) Change Management
7 23 (8.81%) Business Analysis
8 20 (7.66%) Visualisation
9 19 (7.28%) Risk Management
10 17 (6.51%) Data Analysis
10 17 (6.51%) Information Security
11 16 (6.13%) Data Management
11 16 (6.13%) E-Commerce
11 16 (6.13%) Scrum
12 15 (5.75%) CRM
12 15 (5.75%) Process Improvement
12 15 (5.75%) Six Sigma
13 14 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (5.36%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 40 (15.33%) SQL
2 13 (4.98%) Java
3 10 (3.83%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.45%) Python
4 9 (3.45%) R
5 6 (2.30%) GraphQL
5 6 (2.30%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.30%) Scala
6 4 (1.53%) C
6 4 (1.53%) C#
6 4 (1.53%) C++
6 4 (1.53%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.15%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.77%) VBA
9 1 (0.38%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (14.18%) Degree
2 11 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.68%) PMI Certification
4 6 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.92%) ISEB
6 4 (1.53%) CCNA
6 4 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.53%) PMP
7 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.15%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.15%) PhD
8 2 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.77%) CCIE Security
8 2 (0.77%) CEH
8 2 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.77%) JNCIA
8 2 (0.77%) MCSE
8 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.13%) SLA
2 14 (5.36%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.68%) QA
4 6 (2.30%) PMO
5 3 (1.15%) FATCA
5 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.15%) MiFID
5 3 (1.15%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.77%) GDPR
6 2 (0.77%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.38%) MISRA
7 1 (0.38%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.77%) Snort
4 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.53%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (0.77%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (16.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.43%) Oracle
3 15 (5.75%) Tableau
4 13 (4.98%) SAP
5 11 (4.21%) Cisco
6 7 (2.68%) Citrix
6 7 (2.68%) Cognos
6 7 (2.68%) Google
7 6 (2.30%) ArcSight
7 6 (2.30%) HP
7 6 (2.30%) MuleSoft
7 6 (2.30%) VMware
8 4 (1.53%) Fortinet
8 4 (1.53%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.15%) EMC
9 3 (1.15%) McAfee
9 3 (1.15%) NetApp
9 3 (1.15%) Splunk
10 2 (0.77%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.77%) Symantec