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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 63 86
Rank change year-on-year -12 +23  
Contract jobs citing Analytics 40 66 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.79% 2.40% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 2.93% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 25
Median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £368 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £428 £400
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £19.61 £35.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £25.31 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.83% -20.17%  

Analytics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1789 2250 1927
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.94% 81.91% 75.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1242 1111
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 107
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Analytics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +23 10 £275 -40.21% 3
Birmingham -1 7 £400 - 7
Coventry +6 6 £430 -14.00% 2
Warwickshire -6 5 £450 -18.18% 2
Staffordshire +4 2 £370 -14.45% 1
Solihull +3 2 £300 -25.00% 3
Smethwick - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £600 -
Analytics
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Analytics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Analytics.

1 56 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (37.40%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (24.39%) Finance
4 24 (19.51%) SQL
5 23 (18.70%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (17.89%) Google
7 21 (17.07%) Data Analytics
8 18 (14.63%) JavaScript
8 18 (14.63%) Data Modelling
9 17 (13.82%) Oracle
10 16 (13.01%) Migration
10 16 (13.01%) Scrum
10 16 (13.01%) Git (software)
10 16 (13.01%) Tableau
11 15 (12.20%) Big Data
11 15 (12.20%) Open Source
11 15 (12.20%) Google Analytics
11 15 (12.20%) Web Analytics
12 14 (11.38%) Visualisation
12 14 (11.38%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (10.57%) Java
13 13 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (10.57%) Marketing
13 13 (10.57%) Degree
13 13 (10.57%) Node.js
13 13 (10.57%) AngularJS
14 12 (9.76%) Data Management
14 12 (9.76%) Hadoop
14 12 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (9.76%) HTML

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 9 (7.32%) SAS
2 6 (4.88%) CMS
2 6 (4.88%) Confluence
2 6 (4.88%) nginx
2 6 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.63%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.63%) ColdFusion
3 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.81%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) HipChat
2 4 (3.25%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.44%) MS Office
4 2 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.81%) MS Project
5 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.81%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.81%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.20%) Google Analytics
2 6 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.88%) GitHub
2 6 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.63%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (1.63%) AdWords
3 2 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.63%) IaaS
3 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.88%) HTTP
1 6 (4.88%) SSL
1 6 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.07%) Network Security
3 1 (0.81%) CTI
3 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.20%) Big Data
2 14 (11.38%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (9.76%) Hadoop
4 11 (8.94%) SQL Server
5 9 (7.32%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (7.32%) MySQL
6 8 (6.50%) NoSQL
7 7 (5.69%) MongoDB
8 6 (4.88%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (4.88%) QlikView
9 5 (4.07%) Data Mining
9 5 (4.07%) Power BI
9 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.44%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 2 (1.63%) Data Mart
11 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.63%) Pentaho
11 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (13.01%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.69%) JIRA
3 6 (4.88%) Ant
3 6 (4.88%) Cucumber
3 6 (4.88%) Gatling
3 6 (4.88%) Grunt
3 6 (4.88%) gulp
3 6 (4.88%) IntelliJ
3 6 (4.88%) Jasmine
3 6 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.88%) Karma Test Runner
3 6 (4.88%) Protractor
3 6 (4.88%) Selenium
3 6 (4.88%) Sublime Text
3 6 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.88%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.25%) ERwin
5 2 (1.63%) ClearQuest
5 2 (1.63%) PHPUnit
5 2 (1.63%) Subversion
General
1 30 (24.39%) Finance
2 13 (10.57%) Marketing
3 10 (8.13%) Retail
4 4 (3.25%) Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
6 1 (0.81%) Law
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (26.83%) Developer
2 27 (21.95%) Analyst
3 20 (16.26%) Architect
4 12 (9.76%) Project Manager
5 10 (8.13%) Data Architect
6 9 (7.32%) Product Owner
7 8 (6.50%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) Consultant
8 6 (4.88%) Scala Developer
9 5 (4.07%) Analytics Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 5 (4.07%) Business Intelligence Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Business Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) Data Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) Digital Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) PHP Developer
9 5 (4.07%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.07%) UI Developer
9 5 (4.07%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.57%) AngularJS
1 13 (10.57%) Node.js
2 12 (9.76%) CSS
2 12 (9.76%) HTML
3 10 (8.13%) jQuery
4 8 (6.50%) CSS3
4 8 (6.50%) HTML5
5 6 (4.88%) Gherkin
5 6 (4.88%) Highcharts JS
5 6 (4.88%) Laravel
5 6 (4.88%) Sass
5 6 (4.88%) Servlets
6 5 (4.07%) J2EE
6 5 (4.07%) RESTful
7 4 (3.25%) Web Services
8 3 (2.44%) LAMP
9 2 (1.63%) beanstalkd
9 2 (1.63%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (1.63%) MDX
10 1 (0.81%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.70%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.13%) User Experience
3 8 (6.50%) Credit Risk
4 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.88%) Data Structures
4 6 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.81%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) PKI
6 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.94%) Linux
2 6 (4.88%) Ubuntu
2 6 (4.88%) Unix
2 6 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (37.40%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (17.07%) Data Analytics
4 18 (14.63%) Data Modelling
5 16 (13.01%) Migration
5 16 (13.01%) Scrum
6 15 (12.20%) Open Source
6 15 (12.20%) Web Analytics
7 14 (11.38%) Visualisation
8 13 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (9.76%) Data Management
9 12 (9.76%) ETL
10 11 (8.94%) Data Analysis
10 11 (8.94%) User Stories
11 9 (7.32%) Data Migration
11 9 (7.32%) Product Management
12 8 (6.50%) Business Analytics
12 8 (6.50%) Master Data Management
12 8 (6.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.51%) SQL
2 18 (14.63%) JavaScript
3 13 (10.57%) Java
4 9 (7.32%) Python
5 8 (6.50%) Perl
6 7 (5.69%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.88%) C#
7 6 (4.88%) Groovy
7 6 (4.88%) Haskell
7 6 (4.88%) PHP
7 6 (4.88%) Ruby
7 6 (4.88%) Scala
8 5 (4.07%) R
9 3 (2.44%) C
10 2 (1.63%) PHP 5
10 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (10.57%) Degree
2 4 (3.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.63%) CISSP
5 1 (0.81%) CISA
5 1 (0.81%) CISM
5 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.50%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.88%) QA
3 3 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.81%) GPG13
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) Grafana
1 6 (4.88%) Kibana
2 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (17.89%) Google
2 17 (13.82%) Oracle
3 16 (13.01%) Tableau
4 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.69%) Teradata
6 5 (4.07%) Informatica
7 3 (2.44%) Ab Initio
7 3 (2.44%) Casewise
7 3 (2.44%) IBM
8 2 (1.63%) Adobe
8 2 (1.63%) Apple
8 2 (1.63%) BEA
8 2 (1.63%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.63%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.63%) Omniture
8 2 (1.63%) Pega
8 2 (1.63%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.63%) Splunk
8 2 (1.63%) Tealium
8 2 (1.63%) webMethods
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