Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 29 33
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 255 246 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.24% 5.21% 5.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.37% 17.81% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 171 173
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £259 £208 £263
90th Percentile £538 £540 £566
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £18.59 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.48% -13.53% +7.50%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.30 £13.62
90th Percentile £23.00 £30.43 £30.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £19.63 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.64% +9.03% -9.98%

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 1,388 1,381 1,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.50% 29.26% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 918 906
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £270 £213 £206
90th Percentile £563 £536 £541
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 81
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.75% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.60 £10.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £27.35 £34.95 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.81% +3.14% +2.56%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +3 70 £400 - 56
Shropshire -29 52 £405 +2.60% 4
Coventry +1 45 £425 +1.49% 13
Warwickshire +11 38 £450 +12.50% 19
Herefordshire -11 10 £425 +97.67% 2
Staffordshire -19 9 £338 -12.90% 8
Solihull +10 6 £350 -17.65% 9
Worcestershire -8 2 £413 +6.45% 17
Sutton Coldfield +13 1 £350 -
Wolverhampton +1 1 £335 -39.09% 3
Walsall -7 1 £288 -13.01% 1
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 115 (45.10%) Problem-Solving
2 106 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (20.78%) Degree
4 50 (19.61%) Finance
5 45 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 44 (17.25%) Microsoft Office
7 37 (14.51%) Windows
8 36 (14.12%) Test Automation
9 35 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
11 32 (12.55%) SQL
12 31 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (12.16%) Decision-Making
13 30 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
14 27 (10.59%) JIRA
14 27 (10.59%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 26 (10.20%) Selenium
15 26 (10.20%) Security Cleared
15 26 (10.20%) Waterfall
15 26 (10.20%) Java
16 25 (9.80%) SOA
17 24 (9.41%) Scrum
17 24 (9.41%) Management Information System
17 24 (9.41%) Retail
18 23 (9.02%) Oracle
18 23 (9.02%) Cucumber
18 23 (9.02%) Confluence
18 23 (9.02%) Jenkins
18 23 (9.02%) SDLC
19 22 (8.63%) Actionable Insight

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 23 (9.02%) Confluence
2 17 (6.67%) Documentum
3 8 (3.14%) SAS
4 4 (1.57%) nginx
5 3 (1.18%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.18%) Smallworld
6 2 (0.78%) CMS
6 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.78%) Traefik
6 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (17.25%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (5.10%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (3.53%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.18%) Autodesk Inventor
6 3 (1.18%) MicroStation
6 3 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.39%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.57%) SAP GRC
3 3 (1.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.78%) Magento
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.39%) assyst
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.14%) GitHub
3 7 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.57%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (1.18%) SaaS
8 2 (0.78%) Office 365
9 1 (0.39%) PaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.49%) Firewall
2 4 (1.57%) Internet
2 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.57%) VPN
2 4 (1.57%) WAN
2 4 (1.57%) Wireless
3 3 (1.18%) DNS
3 3 (1.18%) DWDM
3 3 (1.18%) SDH
4 2 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.78%) HTTP
4 2 (0.78%) LAN
5 1 (0.39%) 2G
5 1 (0.39%) 3G
5 1 (0.39%) 4G
5 1 (0.39%) Junos
5 1 (0.39%) LTE
5 1 (0.39%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.71%) MySQL
3 9 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.96%) SAP HANA
5 5 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.57%) MariaDB
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.18%) Big Data
7 3 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.18%) GIS
7 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.18%) Riak
8 2 (0.78%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.78%) EDMS
8 2 (0.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 27 (10.59%) JIRA
2 26 (10.20%) Selenium
3 23 (9.02%) Cucumber
3 23 (9.02%) Jenkins
4 22 (8.63%) WebDriver
5 18 (7.06%) Maven
6 8 (3.14%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.75%) PVCS
7 7 (2.75%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.96%) JMeter
9 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.78%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.78%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.78%) Toad
11 1 (0.39%) MSI
11 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 50 (19.61%) Finance
2 24 (9.41%) Retail
3 13 (5.10%) Marketing
3 13 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.53%) Military
5 8 (3.14%) Banking
6 6 (2.35%) Legal
7 5 (1.96%) Law
7 5 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.96%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.57%) Automotive
8 4 (1.57%) Retail Finance
9 3 (1.18%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Back Office
10 1 (0.39%) Billing
10 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (33.73%) Analyst
2 30 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 26 (10.20%) User Researcher
4 19 (7.45%) Tester
5 18 (7.06%) Data Analyst
6 17 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 15 (5.88%) Java Automation Tester
8 13 (5.10%) Project Manager
8 13 (5.10%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 13 (5.10%) Selenium Tester
9 10 (3.92%) Developer
9 10 (3.92%) Product Owner
10 9 (3.53%) Test Analyst
11 8 (3.14%) Senior Automation Tester
11 8 (3.14%) Senior Tester
11 8 (3.14%) User Experience Researcher
12 7 (2.75%) Administrator
12 7 (2.75%) Consultant
12 7 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
13 6 (2.35%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.63%) REST
2 18 (7.06%) XML
3 14 (5.49%) .NET
4 9 (3.53%) Web Services
5 6 (2.35%) HTML
6 5 (1.96%) JSON
7 4 (1.57%) SOAP
8 3 (1.18%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.18%) CSS
8 3 (1.18%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.18%) RESTful
8 3 (1.18%) Spring
8 3 (1.18%) Symfony
9 2 (0.78%) Middleware
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.78%) WAP
10 1 (0.39%) jQuery
10 1 (0.39%) MDX
10 1 (0.39%) WPF
10 1 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.41%) Management Information System
2 19 (7.45%) User Experience
3 16 (6.27%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.14%) Credit Risk
4 8 (3.14%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.75%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.57%) Clustering
6 4 (1.57%) NHS
6 4 (1.57%) Social Media
7 3 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.18%) CMDB
8 2 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.78%) PKI
8 2 (0.78%) Replication
9 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.39%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.39%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.51%) Windows
2 13 (5.10%) Linux
3 9 (3.53%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.96%) Unix
5 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.18%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.39%) Android
8 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (45.10%) Problem-Solving
2 106 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (14.12%) Test Automation
4 35 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (12.16%) Decision-Making
6 30 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
7 27 (10.59%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 26 (10.20%) Waterfall
9 25 (9.80%) SOA
10 24 (9.41%) Scrum
11 23 (9.02%) SDLC
12 22 (8.63%) Actionable Customer Insight
12 22 (8.63%) Actionable Insight
12 22 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (8.63%) Customer Insight
12 22 (8.63%) Market Research
12 22 (8.63%) Project Management
13 21 (8.24%) Cognitive Psychology
13 21 (8.24%) Psychology
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.55%) SQL
2 26 (10.20%) Java
3 14 (5.49%) Java 8
4 10 (3.92%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.96%) PHP
5 5 (1.96%) Python
6 4 (1.57%) C
6 4 (1.57%) MATLAB
6 4 (1.57%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.57%) VBA
6 4 (1.57%) XQuery
7 3 (1.18%) C#
7 3 (1.18%) VB
8 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.39%) R
9 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (20.78%) Degree
2 26 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.53%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.35%) ISEB
6 4 (1.57%) CCNP
6 4 (1.57%) CISA
6 4 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.57%) CISM
6 4 (1.57%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.18%) CCNA
8 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.39%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.39%) IIBA
9 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.39%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.71%) QA
2 11 (4.31%) GDPR
3 9 (3.53%) Data Quality
4 7 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.96%) PMO
6 1 (0.39%) COBIT
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.92%) Docker
3 6 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.18%) XenApp
5 3 (1.18%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.78%) vSphere
7 1 (0.39%) Snort
7 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (7.06%) Puppet
2 5 (1.96%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.18%) Kibana
4 3 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.78%) Nessus
5 2 (0.78%) SCCM
5 2 (0.78%) Terraform
6 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.39%) logstash
6 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.39%) Netcool
6 1 (0.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.39%) TeMIP
6 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.02%) Oracle
3 17 (6.67%) Atlassian
3 17 (6.67%) Pega
4 11 (4.31%) Google
4 11 (4.31%) SAP
5 10 (3.92%) VMware
6 8 (3.14%) Cisco
7 5 (1.96%) Citrix
8 4 (1.57%) Altiris
8 4 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.57%) Tableau
8 4 (1.57%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.18%) Autodesk
9 3 (1.18%) HP
9 3 (1.18%) Nokia
9 3 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.18%) Wyse
10 2 (0.78%) McAfee
10 2 (0.78%) Remedy