Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Analyst was £331 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 July 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.

IT Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 154 163
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9 -27
Contract jobs requiring an IT Analyst 50 23 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.97% 0.52% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.55% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 28
West Midlands median daily rate £331 £381 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.11% +15.53% -5.71%
10th Percentile £109 £115 £119
90th Percentile £475 £411 £416
England median daily rate £350 £375 £359
% change year-on-year -6.67% +4.53% -4.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £24.25 £26.75 £17.00
England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% -

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 4,878 4,158 5,714
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.78% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,959 2,591 3,337
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 183 172
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +16.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.57 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.30 £43.10 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 July 2018.

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 July 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 -8 16 £388 - 8
Warwickshire +13 11 £388 +236.96% 8
Coventry -23 10 £115 -11.54% 7
Solihull - 4 £150 - 1
Shropshire - 2 £400 -
Staffordshire -7 1 £390 +0.65% 3
West Bromwich - 1 £140 -
IT Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT 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 IT Analyst in the job title.

1 19 (38.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (36.00%) Windows
3 16 (32.00%) ITIL
4 15 (30.00%) Finance
5 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (20.00%) Information Security
7 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (16.00%) Office 365
9 5 (10.00%) SIEM
9 5 (10.00%) Change Control
9 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (10.00%) Windows 7
9 5 (10.00%) SQL
10 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
10 4 (8.00%) CCSP
10 4 (8.00%) CISSP
10 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (8.00%) Unix
10 4 (8.00%) Apple
10 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.00%) Service Management
10 4 (8.00%) Security Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Android
10 4 (8.00%) Degree
10 4 (8.00%) COBIT
10 4 (8.00%) IT Governance
10 4 (8.00%) CEH
10 4 (8.00%) Threat Intelligence
10 4 (8.00%) Commercial Awareness

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 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) VPN
2 2 (4.00%) LAN
2 2 (4.00%) Skype
2 2 (4.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Automotive
2 2 (4.00%) Legal
2 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Advertising
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) CSS
1 2 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.00%) iPhone
1 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.00%) FMCG
2 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.00%) Android
3 4 (8.00%) Unix
3 4 (8.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.00%) Linux
5 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) ITIL
2 10 (20.00%) Information Security
3 5 (10.00%) Change Control
3 5 (10.00%) SIEM
3 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (8.00%) Commercial Awareness
4 4 (8.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 4 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (8.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 4 (8.00%) IT Governance
4 4 (8.00%) Security Monitoring
4 4 (8.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (8.00%) Service Management
4 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.00%) Threat Intelligence
4 4 (8.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (6.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.00%) Migration
5 3 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 4 (8.00%) CCSP
1 4 (8.00%) CEH
1 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (8.00%) CISSP
1 4 (8.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.00%) MCP
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.00%) MCSA
3 1 (2.00%) MCSE
3 1 (2.00%) MCTS
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.00%) COBIT
3 3 (6.00%) SLA
4 2 (4.00%) ISO 22301
5 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (38.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) NFS
2 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Nessus
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Apple
3 3 (6.00%) Citrix
3 3 (6.00%) Ivanti
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco
4 2 (4.00%) Remedy
4 2 (4.00%) Tandberg
5 1 (2.00%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.00%) VMware