Period
to 25 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Analytics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytics over the 6 months to 25 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Analytics
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 75 81
Rank change year-on-year +12 +6 +2
Contract jobs citing Analytics 161 125 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.30% 2.60% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 3.08% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 81 65
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £357 £325 £255
90th Percentile £630 £600 £515
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £27.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +8.00% +27.49%
England median hourly rate £34.00 £26.78 £22.25
% change year-on-year +26.98% +20.34% -0.26%

Analytics is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,241 4,063 3,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.87% 84.49% 81.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,636 2,542 2,325
West Midlands median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £244
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £447
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.47% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 141 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £18.78 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% -9.52% +14.40%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £47.50 £39.58
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -11.76% +8.51%

Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Analytics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Analytics in the West Midlands

Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytics in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytics in the West Midlands

Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytics in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytics in the West Midlands

Analytics
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 Analytics in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytics in the West Midlands

Analytics
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 Analytics within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 April 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
Shropshire +14 72 £520 +0.97% 5
Birmingham -1 33 £425 - 29
Coventry -15 29 £475 +5.56% 4
Warwickshire +9 10 £525 +5.00% 3
Staffordshire +5 6 £400 - 5
Solihull +8 5 £650 - 4
Analytics
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Analytics 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 Analytics.

1 93 (57.76%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (27.95%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (24.84%) SQL
4 39 (24.22%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (23.60%) Data Analytics
6 35 (21.74%) Java
7 32 (19.88%) JIRA
8 31 (19.25%) Amazon AWS
8 31 (19.25%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (18.01%) Scrum
9 29 (18.01%) Google
10 28 (17.39%) SC Cleared
10 28 (17.39%) Security Cleared
10 28 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 28 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (16.77%) Project Management
11 27 (16.77%) Hadoop
12 25 (15.53%) ETL
12 25 (15.53%) DevOps
13 24 (14.91%) Microservices
14 23 (14.29%) Jenkins
14 23 (14.29%) TDD
14 23 (14.29%) SQL Server
15 22 (13.66%) Data Architecture
15 22 (13.66%) Confluence
15 22 (13.66%) Big Data
16 21 (13.04%) Mentoring
16 21 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
17 20 (12.42%) Maven
18 19 (11.80%) Degree

Analytics
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 22 (13.66%) Confluence
2 9 (5.59%) Documentum
2 9 (5.59%) SAS
3 4 (2.48%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.48%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.86%) Apache
5 2 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.62%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.62%) CMS
6 1 (0.62%) Marvel
6 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (6.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.24%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.62%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.86%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.62%) Primavera
2 1 (0.62%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 31 (19.25%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.21%) Google Analytics
4 8 (4.97%) PaaS
5 5 (3.11%) GitHub
5 5 (3.11%) Serverless
6 4 (2.48%) Trello
7 3 (1.86%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (1.86%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (1.86%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.86%) IBM Blueworks
7 3 (1.86%) Slack
8 2 (1.24%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (1.24%) AdWords
8 2 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.24%) IaaS
9 1 (0.62%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.97%) Skype
2 2 (1.24%) Internet
3 1 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (24.22%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (16.77%) Hadoop
3 23 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 22 (13.66%) Big Data
5 19 (11.80%) NoSQL
6 18 (11.18%) Power BI
7 7 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (3.11%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.48%) Data Lake
9 4 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.48%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.86%) Amazon Athena
10 3 (1.86%) Amazon QuickSight
10 3 (1.86%) Base SAS
10 3 (1.86%) Parquet
10 3 (1.86%) Presto
10 3 (1.86%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (1.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (1.24%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 32 (19.88%) JIRA
2 23 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 20 (12.42%) Maven
4 18 (11.18%) Ant
4 18 (11.18%) Apache Ivy
4 18 (11.18%) Gradle
5 9 (5.59%) GitLab
6 7 (4.35%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.11%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.48%) ERwin
9 3 (1.86%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.86%) Gatling
9 3 (1.86%) gulp
9 3 (1.86%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.86%) Selenium
9 3 (1.86%) Sublime Text
9 3 (1.86%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (1.86%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.24%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.24%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (8.07%) Marketing
2 12 (7.45%) Finance
2 12 (7.45%) Retail
3 9 (5.59%) Back Office
4 5 (3.11%) Banking
4 5 (3.11%) Legal
5 4 (2.48%) Publishing
6 2 (1.24%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.24%) Retail Finance
7 1 (0.62%) Military
7 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (19.25%) Analyst
2 25 (15.53%) Architect
3 15 (9.32%) Java Architect
4 12 (7.45%) AWS Architect
4 12 (7.45%) Consultant
4 12 (7.45%) Developer
5 11 (6.83%) Integration Architect
6 10 (6.21%) Designer
6 10 (6.21%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.59%) Engagement Manager
7 9 (5.59%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.97%) Lead Architect
8 8 (4.97%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.97%) User Researcher
9 7 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
9 7 (4.35%) Monitoring Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.35%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.32%) XML
2 14 (8.70%) JSON
3 12 (7.45%) HTML
4 9 (5.59%) CSS
4 9 (5.59%) Middleware
4 9 (5.59%) Web Services
5 8 (4.97%) SOAP
6 7 (4.35%) jQuery
6 7 (4.35%) REST
7 6 (3.73%) .NET
7 6 (3.73%) RESTful
8 5 (3.11%) HTML5
8 5 (3.11%) Java EE
8 5 (3.11%) XSD
9 4 (2.48%) DOM
9 4 (2.48%) Node.js
9 4 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.86%) Dojo
10 3 (1.86%) Play Framework
10 3 (1.86%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.94%) User Experience
3 14 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.48%) Blog
5 4 (2.48%) Social Media
6 3 (1.86%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.86%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.86%) Robotics
6 3 (1.86%) Tandem
7 2 (1.24%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.62%) EPoS
8 1 (0.62%) iPad
8 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.62%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.32%) Unix
2 13 (8.07%) Linux
3 6 (3.73%) Windows
4 4 (2.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.86%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.24%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.62%) CentOS
7 1 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (57.76%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (27.95%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (23.60%) Data Analytics
4 31 (19.25%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (18.01%) Scrum
6 28 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (16.77%) Project Management
8 25 (15.53%) DevOps
8 25 (15.53%) ETL
9 24 (14.91%) Microservices
10 23 (14.29%) TDD
11 22 (13.66%) Data Architecture
12 21 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
12 21 (13.04%) Mentoring
13 18 (11.18%) Dependency Management
14 16 (9.94%) Agile Project Management
14 16 (9.94%) People Management
14 16 (9.94%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 12 (7.45%) Open Source
15 12 (7.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.84%) SQL
2 35 (21.74%) Java
3 16 (9.94%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.21%) Python
4 10 (6.21%) R
5 7 (4.35%) Scala
6 5 (3.11%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.86%) Groovy
7 3 (1.86%) MATLAB
7 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.86%) Ruby
8 2 (1.24%) C#
8 2 (1.24%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.24%) VB
9 1 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 28 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.80%) Degree
3 5 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.24%) CEH
4 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.24%) PhD
5 1 (0.62%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.62%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (0.62%) CIPD
5 1 (0.62%) CITP
5 1 (0.62%) IIBA
5 1 (0.62%) ISEB
5 1 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) PMO
3 1 (0.62%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (3.73%) Docker
2 4 (2.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (5.59%) Puppet
1 9 (5.59%) ZABBIX
2 3 (1.86%) Grafana
2 3 (1.86%) Graphite
2 3 (1.86%) Kibana
2 3 (1.86%) Terraform
3 2 (1.24%) Ansible
3 2 (1.24%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 29 (18.01%) Google
2 19 (11.80%) Microsoft
3 18 (11.18%) Atlassian
3 18 (11.18%) Oracle
4 12 (7.45%) Pega
5 6 (3.73%) Verint
6 5 (3.11%) Adobe
7 4 (2.48%) Casewise
7 4 (2.48%) IBM
7 4 (2.48%) SAP
7 4 (2.48%) Splunk
8 3 (1.86%) Twitter
8 3 (1.86%) webMethods
9 2 (1.24%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.24%) Facebook
9 2 (1.24%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.24%) VMware
10 1 (0.62%) Greenplum
10 1 (0.62%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.62%) Tableau