Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 33 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 209 294 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.58% 5.65% 5.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.97% 19.39% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 189 159
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £206 £231
90th Percentile £538 £538 £475
England median daily rate £450 £435 £450
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £77.75 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +331.94% -28.00% +56.25%
10th Percentile £28.43 £16.18 £17.10
90th Percentile £131.28 £25.40 £30.60
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -20.00% +19.68%

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 1,309 1,516 1,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.69% 29.15% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 899 771
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £230 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £513
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 92 70
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -8.12% +27.78%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.00 £10.14
90th Percentile £48.00 £32.36 £41.40
England median hourly rate £20.63 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +15.38% -2.50%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 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 -7 56 £400 - 51
Coventry +1 48 £489 +50.38% 15
Warwickshire +9 43 £420 +1.82% 14
Dudley +2 14 £225 +50.00%
Shropshire -13 14 £423 - 6
Solihull -9 9 £425 +6.25% 6
Staffordshire +1 6 £400 +8.11% 16
Worcestershire -16 5 £345 +7.81% 14
Walsall +7 2 £125 -56.52% 2
Wolverhampton +9 1 £500 +49.25% 3
Sutton Coldfield +2 1 £400 -31.62% 2
Herefordshire -1 1 - - 4
West Bromwich -2 1 £300 +160.87%
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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.

1 113 (54.07%) Problem-Solving
2 51 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (23.44%) Microsoft
4 40 (19.14%) SDLC
5 39 (18.66%) Degree
6 35 (16.75%) Windows
7 33 (15.79%) Finance
8 29 (13.88%) ITIL
9 28 (13.40%) Microsoft Excel
10 26 (12.44%) Microsoft Office
10 26 (12.44%) Security Cleared
11 24 (11.48%) Analytics
11 24 (11.48%) Project Management
12 23 (11.00%) Cisco
12 23 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (10.05%) Selenium
13 21 (10.05%) Software Engineering
13 21 (10.05%) Test Automation
13 21 (10.05%) Service Management
14 20 (9.57%) VMware
14 20 (9.57%) SC Cleared
15 19 (9.09%) Firewall
15 19 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (9.09%) Citrix
15 19 (9.09%) Linux
15 19 (9.09%) UML
16 18 (8.61%) Java
16 18 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (8.61%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 18 (8.61%) Architectural Design

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 9 (4.31%) Confluence
1 9 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.44%) Documentum
2 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.96%) CMS
3 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.96%) SAS
4 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.48%) IIS
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (13.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (12.44%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (7.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.44%) SPSS
6 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) assyst
1 2 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.96%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.96%) SAP R/3
1 2 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (0.96%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.48%) Maximo
2 1 (0.48%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.48%) Primavera
2 1 (0.48%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.48%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.18%) Power Platform
2 14 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.22%) GitHub
4 11 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (3.83%) Office 365
6 4 (1.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (1.91%) Azure Functions
6 4 (1.91%) IaaS
6 4 (1.91%) PaaS
6 4 (1.91%) Serverless
7 3 (1.44%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.48%) AdWords
9 1 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.48%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.09%) Firewall
2 6 (2.87%) MPLS
3 5 (2.39%) WAN
3 5 (2.39%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (2.39%) Wireless
4 4 (1.91%) Internet
4 4 (1.91%) LAN
4 4 (1.91%) NetScaler
4 4 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.91%) VPN
5 3 (1.44%) DNS
5 3 (1.44%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.96%) BGP
6 2 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.96%) OSPF
6 2 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.96%) SMS
7 1 (0.48%) Junos
7 1 (0.48%) PBX
7 1 (0.48%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.18%) Power BI
3 9 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.91%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.91%) MS Access
6 3 (1.44%) Big Data
7 2 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.48%) DTS
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.48%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (10.05%) Selenium
2 13 (6.22%) Cucumber
3 12 (5.74%) SpecFlow
4 10 (4.78%) JIRA
4 10 (4.78%) SoapUI
4 10 (4.78%) WebDriver
5 9 (4.31%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.31%) Rational Rhapsody
5 9 (4.31%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.35%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (2.39%) Subversion
8 4 (1.91%) JMeter
9 3 (1.44%) Maven
General
1 33 (15.79%) Finance
2 10 (4.78%) Retail
3 5 (2.39%) Legal
3 5 (2.39%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.44%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.44%) Automotive
6 2 (0.96%) Marketing
6 2 (0.96%) Military
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Banking
7 1 (0.48%) French Language
7 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (26.32%) Analyst
2 19 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 18 (8.61%) Architect
4 14 (6.70%) Developer
4 14 (6.70%) User Researcher
5 13 (6.22%) Tester
6 10 (4.78%) Business Analyst
7 9 (4.31%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (4.31%) User Experience Researcher
8 7 (3.35%) Administrator
8 7 (3.35%) Automation Tester
8 7 (3.35%) Java Developer
8 7 (3.35%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (3.35%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (2.87%) Consultant
9 6 (2.87%) GUI Software Engineer
9 6 (2.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (2.87%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.39%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.26%) RESTful
2 10 (4.78%) AngularJS
2 10 (4.78%) Spring
3 9 (4.31%) Gherkin
3 9 (4.31%) OpenGL
4 6 (2.87%) CSS
4 6 (2.87%) SOAP
5 5 (2.39%) HTML
5 5 (2.39%) Spring Boot
6 4 (1.91%) .NET
6 4 (1.91%) OAuth
6 4 (1.91%) OpenID
6 4 (1.91%) REST
6 4 (1.91%) Swagger
6 4 (1.91%) WSDL
7 3 (1.44%) JSON
7 3 (1.44%) ODBC
7 3 (1.44%) Web Services
8 2 (0.96%) Middleware
8 2 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.66%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.22%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.22%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.74%) User Experience
4 4 (1.91%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (0.96%) Clustering
5 2 (0.96%) CMDB
5 2 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.96%) NHS
5 2 (0.96%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.48%) HACMP
6 1 (0.48%) iPad
6 1 (0.48%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.48%) Replication
6 1 (0.48%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.48%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.75%) Windows
2 19 (9.09%) Linux
3 16 (7.66%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.44%) Solaris
6 3 (1.44%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.96%) AIX
7 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.96%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.96%) Unix
8 1 (0.48%) Debian
8 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (54.07%) Problem-Solving
2 51 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (19.14%) SDLC
4 29 (13.88%) ITIL
5 24 (11.48%) Analytics
5 24 (11.48%) Project Management
6 23 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (10.05%) Service Management
7 21 (10.05%) Software Engineering
7 21 (10.05%) Test Automation
8 19 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (9.09%) UML
9 18 (8.61%) Architectural Design
9 18 (8.61%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 17 (8.13%) Analytical Thinking
10 17 (8.13%) Multithreading
11 16 (7.66%) Systems Engineering
12 15 (7.18%) Change Management
12 15 (7.18%) DevOps
12 15 (7.18%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.61%) Java
2 17 (8.13%) C++
3 16 (7.66%) SQL
4 13 (6.22%) C#
5 10 (4.78%) Java 8
6 8 (3.83%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.87%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.39%) Python
9 4 (1.91%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.96%) C
10 2 (0.96%) Korn
10 2 (0.96%) Perl
11 1 (0.48%) ABAP
11 1 (0.48%) R
11 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (18.66%) Degree
2 26 (12.44%) Security Cleared
3 20 (9.57%) SC Cleared
4 18 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (8.13%) CCNA
6 16 (7.66%) MCSE
6 16 (7.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (6.70%) MCSA
8 6 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.87%) HNC
9 5 (2.39%) HND
10 4 (1.91%) CCNP
10 4 (1.91%) CISSP
11 3 (1.44%) CISA
11 3 (1.44%) CRISC
12 2 (0.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (0.96%) CCSP
12 2 (0.96%) CISM
12 2 (0.96%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.96%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.22%) QA
2 7 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.35%) SLA
3 6 (2.87%) PMO
4 5 (2.39%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.39%) GDPR
4 5 (2.39%) MISRA
4 5 (2.39%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.48%) COBIT
6 1 (0.48%) GPG13
6 1 (0.48%) ITGC
6 1 (0.48%) NIST
System Software
1 17 (8.13%) Active Directory
1 17 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.18%) vSphere
2 15 (7.18%) XenApp
3 11 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.44%) Docker
4 3 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.44%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.48%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (2.87%) SCCM
2 3 (1.44%) Puppet
3 2 (0.96%) Ansible
4 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.48%) Nagios
4 1 (0.48%) Netcool
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.48%) TeMIP
4 1 (0.48%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 49 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.00%) Cisco
3 20 (9.57%) VMware
4 19 (9.09%) Citrix
5 16 (7.66%) NetApp
5 16 (7.66%) Oracle
6 12 (5.74%) Red Hat
7 11 (5.26%) SAP
8 5 (2.39%) Green Hills
8 5 (2.39%) Juniper
9 4 (1.91%) F5
10 3 (1.44%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.44%) Google
10 3 (1.44%) IBM
10 3 (1.44%) Nokia
10 3 (1.44%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.44%) Pega
10 3 (1.44%) Remedy
10 3 (1.44%) Tableau
11 2 (0.96%) Adobe