Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

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.

IT Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 182 141
Rank change year-on-year +45 -41 -4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 51 29 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.49% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.52% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 13 14
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £200 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.75% -44.06% +58.89%
10th Percentile £110 £118 £198
90th Percentile £404 £345 £479
England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £14.88 £12.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.24% +15.31% -26.29%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.35 £10.25
90th Percentile £14.30 £16.35 £39.60
England median hourly rate £13.02 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year -8.67% -1.72% +3.28%

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 4567 5588 4773
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.94% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2907 3371 2703
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £542 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 228 261
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.15 £37.70 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

IT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Analyst in the West Midlands

IT 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 IT Analyst in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Analyst in the West Midlands

IT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Analyst in the West Midlands

IT 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 IT Analyst in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Analyst in the West Midlands

IT 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 IT Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. 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 20 £388 +17.42% 2
Staffordshire +20 11 £388 -6.06% 3
Coventry +19 10 £115 -42.50% 1
Warwickshire +5 7 £144 +8.49%
Solihull - 1 - -
IT Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring IT Analyst in the job title.

1 12 (23.53%) Windows
2 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (17.65%) Retail
4 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
5 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (13.73%) Logistics
6 6 (11.76%) ITIL
6 6 (11.76%) SLA
7 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.80%) Firewall
7 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.80%) FMCG
7 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
8 4 (7.84%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Information Security
8 4 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (7.84%) Finance
8 4 (7.84%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (7.84%) Cisco
8 4 (7.84%) DHCP
8 4 (7.84%) VPN
9 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
9 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
9 3 (5.88%) SQL
9 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
9 3 (5.88%) ITSM
9 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.88%) Use Case

IT 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 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) Firewall
2 4 (7.84%) DHCP
2 4 (7.84%) VPN
2 4 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.92%) LAN
3 2 (3.92%) WAN
4 1 (1.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 9 (17.65%) Retail
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
4 1 (1.96%) Automotive
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
1 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) FMCG
2 2 (3.92%) PMI
3 1 (1.96%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.92%) Android
3 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.96%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) Logistics
2 6 (11.76%) ITIL
3 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.84%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (7.84%) Information Security
4 4 (7.84%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 3 (5.88%) ITSM
5 3 (5.88%) Regulatory Compliance
5 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.88%) Ticket Management
5 3 (5.88%) Use Case
6 2 (3.92%) Business Process Modelling
6 2 (3.92%) Change Control
6 2 (3.92%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (3.92%) IT Strategy
6 2 (3.92%) Project Governance
6 2 (3.92%) SDLC
6 2 (3.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) C
2 1 (1.96%) C++
2 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
2 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (3.92%) MCP
1 2 (3.92%) MCSE
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
1 2 (3.92%) PMP
2 1 (1.96%) CISA
2 1 (1.96%) CISM
2 1 (1.96%) CISSP
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) SLA
2 3 (5.88%) PMO
3 2 (3.92%) GDPR
3 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.92%) QA
4 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.96%) PMBOK
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Cisco
3 2 (3.92%) BMC
3 2 (3.92%) Remedy
3 2 (3.92%) VMware
4 1 (1.96%) Citrix
4 1 (1.96%) Google
4 1 (1.96%) McAfee
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.96%) Snow