Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 27 31
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 292 272 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.67% 5.65% 5.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.41% 19.68% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 188 205
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £197 £208 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £556
England median daily rate £438 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -2.78% +7.14% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £20.84 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.23% +22.59% +13.94%
10th Percentile £13.50 £15.88 £13.55
90th Percentile £23.00 £34.38 £41.88
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -6.50% +5.10% -0.13%

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 1,504 1,382 1,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.18% 28.71% 28.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 884 1,085
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -0.65% +7.27%
10th Percentile £235 £213 £215
90th Percentile £550 £521 £546
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 75 85
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% - -8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.19 £10.85
90th Percentile £28.25 £34.46 £32.13
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +3 80 £400 +6.67% 55
Shropshire -18 53 £375 -3.85% 6
Coventry -5 49 £263 -35.58% 12
Warwickshire +11 37 £450 +26.32% 15
Solihull +22 25 £350 -5.72% 4
Staffordshire -17 10 £340 -9.33% 20
Herefordshire -10 9 £438 +103.49% 4
Sutton Coldfield +9 2 £448 +24.31% 1
Wolverhampton -2 1 £335 -39.09% 2
Walsall -4 1 £288 -10.16%
Worcestershire -4 1 £375 -11.76% 13
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 121 (41.44%) Problem-Solving
2 105 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (18.15%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (18.15%) Finance
4 50 (17.12%) Microsoft
5 46 (15.75%) Windows
5 46 (15.75%) Security Cleared
6 43 (14.73%) Test Automation
7 42 (14.38%) Degree
8 40 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (13.01%) SQL
10 37 (12.67%) Microsoft Excel
11 36 (12.33%) SC Cleared
12 35 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (11.30%) Selenium
14 32 (10.96%) Retail
15 31 (10.62%) Migration
15 31 (10.62%) Decision-Making
16 30 (10.27%) JIRA
17 29 (9.93%) Java
18 28 (9.59%) Cucumber
19 27 (9.25%) Business Intelligence
20 26 (8.90%) Collaborative Working
21 25 (8.56%) Jenkins
21 25 (8.56%) Oracle
21 25 (8.56%) Waterfall
22 24 (8.22%) Confluence
23 23 (7.88%) WebDriver
23 23 (7.88%) ITIL
23 23 (7.88%) Cisco

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 24 (8.22%) Confluence
2 12 (4.11%) Documentum
3 7 (2.40%) SAS
4 6 (2.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.37%) nginx
6 3 (1.03%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.03%) Smallworld
7 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.34%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.34%) Traefik
8 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 53 (18.15%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (12.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (4.79%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (4.11%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.03%) Autodesk Inventor
6 3 (1.03%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.37%) SAP GRC
3 3 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.68%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.34%) assyst
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.74%) GitHub
3 7 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.37%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (1.03%) Office 365
8 2 (0.68%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.34%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.16%) WAN
2 16 (5.48%) Firewall
3 7 (2.40%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.05%) Wireless
5 5 (1.71%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (1.71%) DWDM
5 5 (1.71%) Internet
6 4 (1.37%) VPN
7 3 (1.03%) DNS
7 3 (1.03%) MPLS
7 3 (1.03%) SDH
7 3 (1.03%) SNMP
8 2 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.68%) HTTP
8 2 (0.68%) WLAN
9 1 (0.34%) 4G
9 1 (0.34%) LTE
9 1 (0.34%) NAS
9 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.48%) MySQL
3 12 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.71%) SAP HANA
5 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.37%) Big Data
6 4 (1.37%) MariaDB
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.37%) Riak
7 3 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.03%) GIS
7 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.03%) MS Access
7 3 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.03%) Power BI
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.68%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 33 (11.30%) Selenium
2 30 (10.27%) JIRA
3 28 (9.59%) Cucumber
4 25 (8.56%) Jenkins
5 23 (7.88%) WebDriver
6 16 (5.48%) SoapUI
7 13 (4.45%) Maven
8 11 (3.77%) JMeter
9 7 (2.40%) Git (software)
9 7 (2.40%) PVCS
9 7 (2.40%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.03%) HP UFT
10 3 (1.03%) Protractor
10 3 (1.03%) Sahi
10 3 (1.03%) WATIR
11 2 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.68%) Gatling
11 2 (0.68%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.68%) Toad
General
1 53 (18.15%) Finance
2 32 (10.96%) Retail
3 15 (5.14%) Marketing
3 15 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.74%) Legal
4 8 (2.74%) Military
5 7 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.71%) Automotive
6 5 (1.71%) Banking
7 4 (1.37%) Law
8 3 (1.03%) Electronics
8 3 (1.03%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.68%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.68%) Retail Finance
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (31.16%) Analyst
2 28 (9.59%) Business Analyst
3 20 (6.85%) Data Analyst
3 20 (6.85%) Developer
4 17 (5.82%) Tester
5 16 (5.48%) Project Manager
5 16 (5.48%) User Researcher
6 12 (4.11%) Automation Tester
6 12 (4.11%) Test Analyst
7 11 (3.77%) Network Engineer
8 10 (3.42%) Deployment Engineer
8 10 (3.42%) Product Owner
9 9 (3.08%) Java Automation Tester
10 8 (2.74%) Administrator
10 8 (2.74%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (2.74%) Implementation Engineer
10 8 (2.74%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
11 7 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (2.40%) Selenium Tester
11 7 (2.40%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.19%) XML
2 19 (6.51%) REST
3 14 (4.79%) HTML
4 13 (4.45%) .NET
4 13 (4.45%) CSS
4 13 (4.45%) Web Services
5 10 (3.42%) RESTful
6 9 (3.08%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.40%) SOAP
8 5 (1.71%) JSON
8 5 (1.71%) Sass
8 5 (1.71%) Spring
9 4 (1.37%) HTML5
9 4 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.03%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.03%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.03%) Middleware
10 3 (1.03%) Symfony
11 2 (0.68%) jQuery
11 2 (0.68%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.85%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (6.51%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.11%) User Experience
4 10 (3.42%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.40%) Clustering
5 7 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.05%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.71%) NHS
7 5 (1.71%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.71%) Social Media
7 5 (1.71%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.37%) PKI
9 3 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.03%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.03%) CCTV
10 2 (0.68%) e-Health
10 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.34%) CMDB
11 1 (0.34%) EPoS
11 1 (0.34%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 46 (15.75%) Windows
2 15 (5.14%) Linux
3 11 (3.77%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.08%) Unix
5 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.03%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.34%) Android
8 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (41.44%) Problem-Solving
2 105 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (14.73%) Test Automation
4 40 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (10.62%) Decision-Making
6 31 (10.62%) Migration
7 27 (9.25%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (8.90%) Collaborative Working
9 25 (8.56%) Waterfall
10 23 (7.88%) ITIL
10 23 (7.88%) Project Management
11 22 (7.53%) Business Analysis
12 21 (7.19%) Analytical Thinking
12 21 (7.19%) Data Analysis
12 21 (7.19%) Scrum
12 21 (7.19%) SDLC
13 19 (6.51%) Kanban
13 19 (6.51%) SOA
14 18 (6.16%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 38 (13.01%) SQL
2 29 (9.93%) Java
3 15 (5.14%) PL/SQL
4 9 (3.08%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.74%) Java 8
6 5 (1.71%) PHP
7 4 (1.37%) C
7 4 (1.37%) C#
7 4 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.37%) Python
7 4 (1.37%) TypeScript
7 4 (1.37%) VBA
7 4 (1.37%) XQuery
8 3 (1.03%) Ruby
9 2 (0.68%) R
10 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.34%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (15.75%) Security Cleared
2 42 (14.38%) Degree
3 36 (12.33%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.77%) CCNA
6 9 (3.08%) ISTQB
7 8 (2.74%) ISEB
8 7 (2.40%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.37%) CCNP
9 4 (1.37%) CISA
9 4 (1.37%) CISM
10 3 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.03%) PMP
11 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.34%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.19%) QA
2 9 (3.08%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.08%) GDPR
3 6 (2.05%) PMO
3 6 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.37%) WCAG
5 1 (0.34%) COBIT
5 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.40%) Docker
3 5 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.37%) vSphere
5 3 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.03%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.03%) XenApp
6 1 (0.34%) Snort
6 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (4.45%) Puppet
2 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (1.37%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.03%) Nessus
4 3 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.03%) Terraform
5 2 (0.68%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.68%) Kibana
6 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.34%) Ansible
6 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.34%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.34%) logstash
6 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.34%) Packer
6 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (17.12%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.56%) Oracle
3 23 (7.88%) Cisco
4 13 (4.45%) Meraki
4 13 (4.45%) VMware
5 12 (4.11%) Atlassian
5 12 (4.11%) Google
5 12 (4.11%) Pega
6 10 (3.42%) SAP
7 7 (2.40%) Remedy
8 5 (1.71%) Tableau
9 4 (1.37%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.37%) BMC
9 4 (1.37%) Citrix
9 4 (1.37%) NetApp
9 4 (1.37%) Qualys
9 4 (1.37%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.03%) CommVault
10 3 (1.03%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.03%) Salesforce.com