Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 117 118
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 64 68 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.25% 1.43% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.51% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 46 67
West Midlands median daily rate £335 £318 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.51% -5.93% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £197 £200
90th Percentile £430 £454 £485
England median daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.75 £22.68 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +19.75% -12.92%
10th Percentile £17.03 £22.68 £15.11
90th Percentile £19.48 £22.68 £20.57
England median hourly rate £21.00 £17.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.43% -11.34% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,848 4,509 5,867
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 94.75% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,990 2,845 3,520
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £231
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 198 238
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +14.17% -11.76%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% +0.34% +2.78%

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Data Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in the West Midlands

Data Analyst
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 Analyst in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analyst in the West Midlands

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analyst in the West Midlands

Data Analyst
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 Analyst in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analyst in the West Midlands

Data Analyst
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 Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 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 -1 21 £350 - 6
Warwickshire +11 15 £338 +3.85% 3
Shropshire -43 7 £325 -2.11%
Coventry -16 4 £331 +48.88% 1
Staffordshire - 4 £375 - 1
Solihull +4 2 - -
Wolverhampton 0 2 £330 -40.00%
Worcestershire -3 2 £213 -39.29% 1
Data Analyst
England

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, Data Analyst contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 22 (34.38%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 21 (32.81%) Data Analysis
3 20 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (17.19%) Data Management
6 11 (17.19%) Power BI
7 10 (15.63%) Analytics
8 9 (14.06%) Data Modelling
8 9 (14.06%) Data Quality
9 8 (12.50%) Tableau
9 8 (12.50%) Visualisation
9 8 (12.50%) Finance
10 7 (10.94%) Data Extraction
10 7 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (9.38%) CRM
11 6 (9.38%) ITIL
12 5 (7.81%) VBA
12 5 (7.81%) ETL
12 5 (7.81%) Migration
12 5 (7.81%) Service Management
12 5 (7.81%) QA
12 5 (7.81%) Data Cleansing
12 5 (7.81%) Identity Access Management
13 4 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
13 4 (6.25%) Process Improvement
13 4 (6.25%) Alteryx
13 4 (6.25%) Data Analytics

Data Analyst Skill Set
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 4 (6.25%) SAS
2 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.69%) assyst
3 1 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.56%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Azure Machine Learning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) Power BI
2 4 (6.25%) MS Access
2 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.56%) Big Data
5 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.56%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) MySQL
5 1 (1.56%) QlikView
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Selenium
1 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) MDX
1 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) Clustering
2 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.13%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.56%) FMCG
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.69%) Windows
1 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.38%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (32.81%) Data Analysis
3 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (17.19%) Data Management
5 10 (15.63%) Analytics
6 9 (14.06%) Data Modelling
7 8 (12.50%) Visualisation
8 7 (10.94%) Data Extraction
8 7 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (9.38%) CRM
9 6 (9.38%) ITIL
10 5 (7.81%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (7.81%) ETL
10 5 (7.81%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (7.81%) Migration
10 5 (7.81%) Service Management
11 4 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
11 4 (6.25%) Data Analytics
11 4 (6.25%) Process Improvement
11 4 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 5 (7.81%) VBA
3 3 (4.69%) Python
4 2 (3.13%) R
4 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.56%) C
5 1 (1.56%) C#
5 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) Data Quality
2 5 (7.81%) QA
3 3 (4.69%) GDPR
4 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.69%) VMware Server
1 3 (4.69%) vSphere
1 3 (4.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) Tableau
3 4 (6.25%) Alteryx
4 3 (4.69%) Citrix
4 3 (4.69%) CommVault
4 3 (4.69%) NetApp
4 3 (4.69%) VMware
5 2 (3.13%) Cognos
6 1 (1.56%) Epicor
6 1 (1.56%) Netezza
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle
6 1 (1.56%) Remedy