The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Data Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Analysis over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Data Analysis
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 87 71
Rank change year-on-year +8 -16  
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 42 59 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.02% 1.96% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 2.38% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 31
Median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £370
% change year-on-year +4.23% +3.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £18.75 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.59%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +31.03% -30.95%  

Data Analysis 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 1742 2484 1794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.83% 82.63% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1049 1480 1112
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 55 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £41.80 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Data Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Analysis in the West Midlands

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analysis in the West Midlands

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analysis in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analysis in the West Midlands

Data Analysis
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 Data Analysis in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analysis in the West Midlands

Data Analysis
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 Data Analysis within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Warwickshire +4 13 £325 -13.33% 2
Birmingham +12 8 £335 -29.47% 4
Coventry +9 7 £400 - 2
Shropshire +15 3 £365 -
West Bromwich - 3 £500 -
Data Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analysis 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 Data Analysis.

1 36 (37.11%) SQL
2 34 (35.05%) Migration
3 29 (29.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 28 (28.87%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (25.77%) Data Migration
6 17 (17.53%) Data Management
7 16 (16.49%) Data Modelling
7 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
8 15 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (15.46%) Finance
9 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (14.43%) Data Quality
10 13 (13.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (12.37%) Spreadsheet
11 12 (12.37%) Management Information System
11 12 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (11.34%) NHS
12 11 (11.34%) Degree
13 10 (10.31%) Functional Testing
13 10 (10.31%) ETL
13 10 (10.31%) Oracle
14 9 (9.28%) Validation
14 9 (9.28%) User Stories
14 9 (9.28%) Visualisation
14 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 9 (9.28%) Data Protection
15 8 (8.25%) Data Visualisation
15 8 (8.25%) Data Security
15 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
16 7 (7.22%) SQL Server

Data Analysis
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 3 (3.09%) SAS
2 2 (2.06%) CMS
3 1 (1.03%) Apache
3 1 (1.03%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 29 (29.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (12.37%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (5.15%) MS Visio
5 4 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.03%) Simulink
6 1 (1.03%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.09%) iTrent
2 3 (3.09%) SAP CO
2 3 (3.09%) SAP FI
2 3 (3.09%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.06%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) Network Security
2 1 (1.03%) Firewall
2 1 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.03%) SMS
2 1 (1.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.22%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.15%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (4.12%) QlikView
4 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.06%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.06%) Essbase
6 2 (2.06%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (2.06%) MS Access
6 2 (2.06%) OLAP
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (2.06%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (2.06%) SAP BW
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (15.46%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Banking
2 3 (3.09%) Legal
2 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.06%) Automotive
3 2 (2.06%) Law
3 2 (2.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (63.92%) Analyst
2 27 (27.84%) Data Analyst
3 16 (16.49%) Business Analyst
4 7 (7.22%) Data Migration Analyst
4 7 (7.22%) Migration Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Data Manager
5 6 (6.19%) Developer
5 6 (6.19%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Test Manager
6 5 (5.15%) Applications Manager
6 5 (5.15%) Digital Business Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 5 (5.15%) Team Leader
7 4 (4.12%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Business Manager
7 4 (4.12%) Digital Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Information Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Insight Manager
7 4 (4.12%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.03%) Lucene
1 1 (1.03%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (1.03%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 28 (28.87%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.37%) Management Information System
3 11 (11.34%) NHS
4 7 (7.22%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (7.22%) Data Structures
5 6 (6.19%) Private Cloud
6 4 (4.12%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.03%) CMDB
8 1 (1.03%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.09%) Windows
2 1 (1.03%) Linux
2 1 (1.03%) Unix
2 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.05%) Migration
2 25 (25.77%) Data Migration
3 17 (17.53%) Data Management
4 16 (16.49%) Data Modelling
5 15 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (13.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (10.31%) ETL
8 10 (10.31%) Functional Testing
9 9 (9.28%) Data Protection
9 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 9 (9.28%) User Stories
9 9 (9.28%) Validation
9 9 (9.28%) Visualisation
10 8 (8.25%) Data Security
10 8 (8.25%) Data Visualisation
11 7 (7.22%) Business Analysis
11 7 (7.22%) Change Management
11 7 (7.22%) Project Management
11 7 (7.22%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 36 (37.11%) SQL
2 5 (5.15%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.09%) VBA
4 1 (1.03%) C
4 1 (1.03%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.03%) Java
4 1 (1.03%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (11.34%) Degree
2 5 (5.15%) Postgraduate
3 2 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.03%) CCNA
4 1 (1.03%) CCSA
4 1 (1.03%) CEH
4 1 (1.03%) CIPD
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.03%) GCFA
4 1 (1.03%) GCIH
4 1 (1.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.43%) Data Quality
2 5 (5.15%) QA
3 3 (3.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.03%) GCP
4 1 (1.03%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.31%) Oracle
3 6 (6.19%) SAP
4 3 (3.09%) Cognos
5 2 (2.06%) IBM
5 2 (2.06%) Informatica
5 2 (2.06%) Kronos
5 2 (2.06%) Tableau
6 1 (1.03%) Google
6 1 (1.03%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.03%) MathWorks
6 1 (1.03%) Netezza
6 1 (1.03%) Remedy
6 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.03%) Teradata