Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 26 30
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -3
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 289 268 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.72% 6.19% 5.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.67% 21.77% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 170 199
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £231 £239 £225
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
England median daily rate £433 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -3.89% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £23.84 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.50% +40.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £16.18 £15.38 £12.53
90th Percentile £23.00 £30.05 £35.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year -21.35% +23.61% -2.81%

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 1,469 1,231 1,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.05% 28.44% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 748 1,002
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% +1.97% +7.27%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £213
90th Percentile £550 £507 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 73 73
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £30.55 £37.25 £29.00
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.50% - +8.11%

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 August 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
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 August 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 -14 77 £394 +21.15% 42
Warwickshire +7 39 £413 +29.41% 15
Coventry -13 38 £263 -31.15% 8
Shropshire -1 35 £400 -13.04% 4
Solihull +1 25 £375 +4.90% 1
Staffordshire 0 17 £370 -1.33% 19
Herefordshire +3 13 £338 +56.98% 4
Worcestershire -9 4 £350 -17.65% 4
Sutton Coldfield +5 2 £585 +62.50% 1
Walsall -5 2 £288 -10.16%
West Bromwich -3 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £335 - 1
Dudley - 1 £150 -
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 102 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
2 82 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (20.07%) Finance
4 50 (17.30%) Security Cleared
5 47 (16.26%) Windows
6 44 (15.22%) SQL
7 43 (14.88%) Microsoft
8 42 (14.53%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (14.19%) Microsoft Office
10 40 (13.84%) SC Cleared
11 39 (13.49%) Retail
12 37 (12.80%) Migration
13 34 (11.76%) SQL Server
13 34 (11.76%) Decision-Making
14 33 (11.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 33 (11.42%) Test Automation
15 30 (10.38%) Oracle
15 30 (10.38%) ITIL
15 30 (10.38%) JIRA
16 29 (10.03%) Microsoft Excel
17 28 (9.69%) Project Management
17 28 (9.69%) QA
18 25 (8.65%) Degree
19 23 (7.96%) HTML
19 23 (7.96%) Data Analysis
20 22 (7.61%) Business Analysis
20 22 (7.61%) Selenium
20 22 (7.61%) Java
20 22 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
20 22 (7.61%) Service Management

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 (5.19%) Confluence
2 8 (2.77%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.77%) SAS
3 4 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.69%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.69%) Documentum
4 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.69%) Smallworld
4 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.35%) IIS
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 41 (14.19%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (10.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (4.15%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.69%) Autodesk Inventor
6 2 (0.69%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.35%) InVision
7 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.35%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 5 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.38%) SAP HCM
2 4 (1.38%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.69%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.69%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.35%) Actimize
5 1 (0.35%) assyst
5 1 (0.35%) iTrent
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
3 9 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (1.38%) GitHub
6 3 (1.04%) Slack
7 2 (0.69%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.69%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.57%) WAN
2 11 (3.81%) Firewall
3 9 (3.11%) Internet
4 7 (2.42%) Wireless
5 5 (1.73%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (1.73%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.38%) DWDM
6 4 (1.38%) SNMP
7 3 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.04%) HTTP
7 3 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.04%) MPLS
7 3 (1.04%) VPN
8 2 (0.69%) SDH
9 1 (0.35%) 3G
9 1 (0.35%) DHCP
9 1 (0.35%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.35%) SMS
9 1 (0.35%) SMTP
9 1 (0.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (5.88%) Power BI
4 16 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (4.84%) MySQL
6 11 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.11%) Oracle Database
7 9 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.42%) Riak
8 7 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.38%) Big Data
10 4 (1.38%) MS Access
10 4 (1.38%) OLAP
10 4 (1.38%) Star Schema
11 3 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.04%) QlikView
11 3 (1.04%) SAP HANA
11 3 (1.04%) Snowflake Schema
11 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (10.38%) JIRA
2 22 (7.61%) Selenium
3 17 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 15 (5.19%) Jenkins
5 13 (4.50%) SoapUI
5 13 (4.50%) WebDriver
6 10 (3.46%) JMeter
7 9 (3.11%) SpecFlow
8 8 (2.77%) JIRA Agile
9 7 (2.42%) Git (software)
10 6 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (1.73%) PVCS
12 3 (1.04%) HP UFT
12 3 (1.04%) Protractor
12 3 (1.04%) Sahi
12 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.04%) WATIR
13 2 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.69%) Gatling
13 2 (0.69%) TestNG
General
1 58 (20.07%) Finance
2 39 (13.49%) Retail
3 17 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.11%) Automotive
4 9 (3.11%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.11%) Marketing
5 8 (2.77%) Legal
6 7 (2.42%) Electronics
7 4 (1.38%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.38%) Law
7 4 (1.38%) Military
8 3 (1.04%) Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 97 (33.56%) Analyst
2 31 (10.73%) Business Analyst
3 24 (8.30%) Developer
4 15 (5.19%) Data Analyst
5 13 (4.50%) Administrator
5 13 (4.50%) Project Manager
6 11 (3.81%) User Researcher
7 10 (3.46%) Deployment Engineer
7 10 (3.46%) QA Analyst
8 9 (3.11%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (3.11%) DBA
8 9 (3.11%) Implementation Engineer
8 9 (3.11%) Network Engineer
8 9 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (3.11%) Test Analyst
9 8 (2.77%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (2.77%) Performance Analyst
9 8 (2.77%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
9 8 (2.77%) Tester
10 7 (2.42%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.96%) HTML
2 19 (6.57%) XML
3 18 (6.23%) CSS
4 13 (4.50%) RESTful
5 10 (3.46%) Gherkin
6 9 (3.11%) AngularJS
7 8 (2.77%) .NET
8 6 (2.08%) HTML5
8 6 (2.08%) Sass
9 5 (1.73%) SAP Basis
9 5 (1.73%) SOAP
9 5 (1.73%) Spring
9 5 (1.73%) Web Services
10 4 (1.38%) REST
10 4 (1.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (1.04%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.04%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.04%) jQuery
11 3 (1.04%) MDX
12 2 (0.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.23%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (3.81%) User Experience
4 10 (3.46%) Clustering
4 10 (3.46%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.77%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.42%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.73%) NHS
8 4 (1.38%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.38%) PKI
8 4 (1.38%) Replication
8 4 (1.38%) Robotics
9 3 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.04%) CCTV
9 3 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.69%) e-Health
10 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.35%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 47 (16.26%) Windows
2 13 (4.50%) Linux
2 13 (4.50%) Unix
3 8 (2.77%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.35%) Solaris
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
2 82 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (14.53%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (12.80%) Migration
5 34 (11.76%) Decision-Making
6 33 (11.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (11.42%) Test Automation
7 30 (10.38%) ITIL
8 28 (9.69%) Project Management
9 23 (7.96%) Data Analysis
10 22 (7.61%) Business Analysis
10 22 (7.61%) Service Management
11 20 (6.92%) Performance Testing
12 19 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (6.23%) SDLC
14 17 (5.88%) Analytical Thinking
14 17 (5.88%) Change Management
15 16 (5.54%) Statistics
15 16 (5.54%) Time Management
15 16 (5.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 44 (15.22%) SQL
2 22 (7.61%) Java
3 13 (4.50%) PL/SQL
4 11 (3.81%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.11%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.08%) C#
6 6 (2.08%) Python
7 5 (1.73%) PHP
8 4 (1.38%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.04%) R
9 3 (1.04%) Ruby
10 2 (0.69%) PHP 7
10 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.35%) C++
11 1 (0.35%) Caml Language
11 1 (0.35%) Perl
11 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.35%) VBA
11 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (17.30%) Security Cleared
2 40 (13.84%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.65%) Degree
4 9 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.77%) CCNA
5 8 (2.77%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.42%) ISEB
7 4 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.38%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.04%) CISA
8 3 (1.04%) CISM
8 3 (1.04%) HNC
8 3 (1.04%) HND
8 3 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.04%) PMP
9 2 (0.69%) MCSE
9 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.69%) QA
2 12 (4.15%) Data Quality
3 9 (3.11%) PMO
4 8 (2.77%) GDPR
5 4 (1.38%) WCAG
6 2 (0.69%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.69%) SLA
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.73%) vSphere
2 5 (1.73%) XenApp
3 3 (1.04%) Docker
3 3 (1.04%) VMware Server
4 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.46%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (2.42%) Ansible
2 7 (2.42%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (2.42%) Puppet
3 5 (1.73%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.04%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.04%) Nessus
4 3 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.69%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.69%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.35%) MOM
6 1 (0.35%) Packer
6 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (14.88%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.38%) Oracle
3 20 (6.92%) Cisco
4 14 (4.84%) Google
5 13 (4.50%) Meraki
5 13 (4.50%) SAP
6 9 (3.11%) BMC
7 8 (2.77%) Citrix
7 8 (2.77%) VMware
8 7 (2.42%) HP
8 7 (2.42%) Remedy
8 7 (2.42%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.08%) NetApp
9 6 (2.08%) Tableau
10 4 (1.38%) ArcSight
10 4 (1.38%) CommVault
10 4 (1.38%) Fujitsu
10 4 (1.38%) Qualys
10 4 (1.38%) Symantec
10 4 (1.38%) webMethods