Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 32 30
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 249 274 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.20% 5.18% 5.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.61% 18.81% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 160 181
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% -0.34%
10th Percentile £193 £273 £204
90th Percentile £538 £558 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.25 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.48% +15.00% -13.98%
10th Percentile £15.32 £14.10 £9.25
90th Percentile £34.63 £30.00 £25.33
England median hourly rate £19.42 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% -10.00% +11.11%

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 1,414 1,457 1,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.55% 27.52% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 884 810
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.89%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £540 £540 £538
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 75 74
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.49 £18.94 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.02% +8.23% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.10 £43.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.35 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% - +14.29%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -10 81 £400 -4.48% 59
Coventry -3 48 £375 -11.76% 16
Shropshire +1 29 £432 +15.07% 5
Warwickshire -8 29 £388 -3.13% 18
Staffordshire +6 11 £388 +1.97% 27
Herefordshire +11 6 £215 -24.56% 2
Solihull +8 5 £400 +33.33% 7
Worcestershire +1 5 £300 -4.00% 8
Dudley - 4 £450 - 1
Wolverhampton +1 2 £550 - 2
West Bromwich +1 1 £115 -69.84%
Bilston - 1 £613 -
Walsall - 1 £331 -
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 52 (20.88%) Project Management
2 47 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (17.67%) SQL
4 43 (17.27%) Finance
5 37 (14.86%) Microsoft
5 37 (14.86%) Degree
6 33 (13.25%) Analytics
6 33 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (12.05%) ITIL
8 29 (11.65%) Change Management
9 26 (10.44%) Windows
9 26 (10.44%) Retail
10 24 (9.64%) Business Analysis
11 23 (9.24%) Microsoft Excel
12 22 (8.84%) SQL Server
13 20 (8.03%) E-Commerce
14 19 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (7.23%) Scrum
16 17 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
16 17 (6.83%) Oracle
16 17 (6.83%) Automotive
16 17 (6.83%) Risk Management
17 16 (6.43%) Continuous Improvement
18 15 (6.02%) Information Security
18 15 (6.02%) Linux
18 15 (6.02%) DevOps
18 15 (6.02%) Line Management
18 15 (6.02%) Analytical Thinking
19 14 (5.62%) Six Sigma
19 14 (5.62%) Manufacturing

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 12 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.81%) Anypoint
3 6 (2.41%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.61%) SAS
5 3 (1.20%) Confluence
6 2 (0.80%) Documentum
6 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.40%) Captiva
7 1 (0.40%) Mule
7 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.40%) Smallworld
Applications
1 23 (9.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.40%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.40%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.80%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.40%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (2.01%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.80%) GitHub
4 2 (0.80%) Office 365
5 1 (0.40%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.40%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.42%) Firewall
2 10 (4.02%) Network Security
3 6 (2.41%) WAN
4 4 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (1.61%) LAN
4 4 (1.61%) VPN
4 4 (1.61%) Wireless
5 3 (1.20%) VoIP
6 2 (0.80%) Internet
6 2 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.80%) SMS
6 2 (0.80%) SSL
7 1 (0.40%) DMZ
7 1 (0.40%) SAN
7 1 (0.40%) Skype
7 1 (0.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (4.02%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.61%) Power BI
5 8 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.41%) QlikView
7 6 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.01%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.61%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.61%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.61%) Spotfire
9 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.20%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.80%) MySQL
11 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (4.42%) JIRA
2 5 (2.01%) JIRA Agile
2 5 (2.01%) SpecFlow
3 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.80%) Maven
3 2 (0.80%) Subversion
3 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.40%) PVCS
4 1 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 43 (17.27%) Finance
2 26 (10.44%) Retail
3 17 (6.83%) Automotive
4 14 (5.62%) Manufacturing
5 11 (4.42%) Marketing
6 10 (4.02%) Legal
7 3 (1.20%) Banking
7 3 (1.20%) German Language
7 3 (1.20%) Law
8 2 (0.80%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (33.73%) Analyst
2 28 (11.24%) Business Analyst
3 19 (7.63%) Data Analyst
4 18 (7.23%) Developer
5 17 (6.83%) Project Manager
6 13 (5.22%) Architect
7 12 (4.82%) Consultant
7 12 (4.82%) Process Engineer
8 8 (3.21%) Change Manager
8 8 (3.21%) Process Analyst
8 8 (3.21%) Senior Developer
9 7 (2.81%) Administrator
9 7 (2.81%) Business Manager
9 7 (2.81%) User Researcher
10 6 (2.41%) Applications Support
10 6 (2.41%) Business Process Analyst
10 6 (2.41%) Implementation Engineer
10 6 (2.41%) MuleSoft Architect
11 5 (2.01%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.01%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.02%) HTML
2 7 (2.81%) Middleware
3 5 (2.01%) .NET
3 5 (2.01%) Gherkin
3 5 (2.01%) REST
4 4 (1.61%) D3.js
5 3 (1.20%) CSS
5 3 (1.20%) JSF
5 3 (1.20%) MDX
5 3 (1.20%) SOAP
6 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.80%) JMS
6 2 (0.80%) jQuery
6 2 (0.80%) JSON
6 2 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.80%) Visualforce
6 2 (0.80%) Web Services
6 2 (0.80%) XML
7 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.40%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.42%) Data Centre
1 11 (4.42%) Data Structures
2 10 (4.02%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.21%) User Experience
4 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.20%) Cyberattack
5 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.80%) SCADA
6 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.40%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.40%) Clustering
6 1 (0.40%) FMCG
6 1 (0.40%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.40%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.40%) NHS
6 1 (0.40%) PMI
6 1 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.44%) Windows
2 15 (6.02%) Linux
3 8 (3.21%) Unix
4 6 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.80%) Android
7 2 (0.80%) HPUX
7 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.80%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.40%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.88%) Project Management
2 47 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (13.25%) Analytics
3 33 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (12.05%) ITIL
5 29 (11.65%) Change Management
6 24 (9.64%) Business Analysis
7 20 (8.03%) E-Commerce
8 19 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (7.23%) Scrum
10 17 (6.83%) Risk Management
11 16 (6.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (6.02%) Analytical Thinking
12 15 (6.02%) DevOps
12 15 (6.02%) Information Security
12 15 (6.02%) Line Management
13 14 (5.62%) Data Analysis
13 14 (5.62%) Six Sigma
14 13 (5.22%) Visualisation
14 13 (5.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.67%) SQL
2 10 (4.02%) Java
3 6 (2.41%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.01%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.61%) C#
5 4 (1.61%) GraphQL
5 4 (1.61%) Python
5 4 (1.61%) R
5 4 (1.61%) Scala
5 4 (1.61%) VBA
6 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.80%) C++
7 2 (0.80%) VB
8 1 (0.40%) ABAP
8 1 (0.40%) C
8 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.40%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (14.86%) Degree
2 11 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.01%) ISEB
3 5 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.61%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.20%) CCNA
5 3 (1.20%) CCNP
5 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.20%) CISSP
5 3 (1.20%) GIAC
5 3 (1.20%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.20%) PhD
5 3 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.80%) CCIE
6 2 (0.80%) CISM
6 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.80%) PMP
6 2 (0.80%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.62%) Data Quality
2 13 (5.22%) GDPR
3 12 (4.82%) SLA
4 9 (3.61%) QA
5 4 (1.61%) PMO
6 3 (1.20%) ISO 9000
6 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.20%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.40%) COBIT
8 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.40%) MISRA
8 1 (0.40%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.61%) vSphere
4 2 (0.80%) Snort
4 2 (0.80%) XenApp
5 1 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.01%) Stealthwatch
2 4 (1.61%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.80%) Puppet
3 2 (0.80%) SCCM
3 2 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.83%) Oracle
3 12 (4.82%) Cisco
4 11 (4.42%) Google
4 11 (4.42%) VMware
5 10 (4.02%) SAP
5 10 (4.02%) Tableau
6 8 (3.21%) HP
6 8 (3.21%) MuleSoft
7 7 (2.81%) ArcSight
8 6 (2.41%) Citrix
8 6 (2.41%) Cognos
8 6 (2.41%) Fortinet
8 6 (2.41%) McAfee
9 5 (2.01%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.61%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.61%) EMC
10 4 (1.61%) NetApp
10 4 (1.61%) Nokia
10 4 (1.61%) Red Hat