Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 121 116
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 78 70 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.49% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.57% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 50
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £350 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.55% +2.45%
10th Percentile £263 £198 £200
90th Percentile £452 £481 £470
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £22.09 £18.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +18.35% -14.18%
10th Percentile £17.25 £20.94 £13.57
90th Percentile £19.75 £22.64 £20.53
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.19 £18.67
% change year-on-year +1.70% -2.54% -4.21%

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 4,646 4,469 5,211
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.28% 94.84% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,889 2,813 3,119
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £208 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 202 234
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £16.88 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.01% +8.87% -8.82%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.32 £10.53
90th Percentile £44.00 £47.28 £37.03
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.38
% change year-on-year +1.08% +0.68% +2.08%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 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
Birmingham +7 23 £350 -6.67% 7
Warwickshire +7 17 £338 - 1
Coventry -1 10 £438 +25.00% 2
Staffordshire - 6 £375 - 1
Shropshire -52 5 £314 -23.38%
Solihull +10 2 - -
Wolverhampton +3 2 £330 -40.00%
Worcestershire -4 2 £213 -39.29%
Data Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 32 (41.03%) SQL
1 32 (41.03%) Data Analysis
2 24 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (24.36%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
4 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (17.95%) Finance
5 13 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (15.38%) Data Management
6 12 (15.38%) Power BI
7 11 (14.10%) Data Quality
7 11 (14.10%) Analytics
7 11 (14.10%) Migration
8 10 (12.82%) T-SQL
8 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
8 10 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (11.54%) Data Modelling
9 9 (11.54%) Validation
9 9 (11.54%) Visualisation
10 8 (10.26%) Tableau
10 8 (10.26%) C#
10 8 (10.26%) Data Migration
11 7 (8.97%) Data Extraction
11 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (8.97%) .NET
11 7 (8.97%) Visual Studio
11 7 (8.97%) SOAP
11 7 (8.97%) ETL

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 7 (8.97%) NServiceBus
2 4 (5.13%) SAS
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.85%) assyst
3 2 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.69%) Azure Data Factory
3 5 (6.41%) PaaS
3 5 (6.41%) SaaS
4 3 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) Intranet
1 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) Power BI
2 10 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.85%) MS Access
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.28%) BigQuery
7 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.28%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.28%) MySQL
7 1 (1.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.28%) Selenium
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (17.95%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Publishing
3 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Local Government
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) .NET
1 7 (8.97%) REST
1 7 (8.97%) SOAP
2 6 (7.69%) XML
3 5 (6.41%) JSON
3 5 (6.41%) XML Schema
4 4 (5.13%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.85%) .NET Core
6 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.28%) Matplotlib
7 1 (1.28%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.85%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.28%) Windows
1 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.03%) Data Analysis
2 24 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (15.38%) Data Management
5 11 (14.10%) Analytics
5 11 (14.10%) Migration
6 9 (11.54%) Data Modelling
6 9 (11.54%) Validation
6 9 (11.54%) Visualisation
7 8 (10.26%) Data Migration
8 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (8.97%) Data Cleansing
8 7 (8.97%) Data Extraction
8 7 (8.97%) ETL
8 7 (8.97%) Microservices
8 7 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (7.69%) CRM
9 6 (7.69%) Data Mapping
10 5 (6.41%) API Development
10 5 (6.41%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.03%) SQL
2 10 (12.82%) T-SQL
3 8 (10.26%) C#
4 6 (7.69%) VBA
5 4 (5.13%) Python
6 3 (3.85%) R
7 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (1.28%) PhD
2 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.10%) Data Quality
2 5 (6.41%) GDPR
2 5 (6.41%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Server
1 1 (1.28%) vSphere
1 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) Tableau
3 4 (5.13%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.28%) Citrix
4 1 (1.28%) Cognos
4 1 (1.28%) CommVault
4 1 (1.28%) Epicor
4 1 (1.28%) Google
4 1 (1.28%) NetApp
4 1 (1.28%) Netezza
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle
4 1 (1.28%) VMware
4 1 (1.28%) Workday