The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Analyst
England / West Midlands
Rank 113 120 115
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 5 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.43% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 6
Median daily rate £405 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.72% +1.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £280 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £385 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £341 £375
% change year-on-year +17.21% -9.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.09 £29.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -48.84% +18.00%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2125 2571 2399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.90% 95.43% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1342 1420 1351
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 72 169
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Systems Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Analyst in the West Midlands

Systems 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 Systems Analyst in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Analyst in the West Midlands

Systems Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Analyst in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Analyst in the West Midlands

Systems 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 Systems Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Coventry +4 3 £405 +1.25%
Worcestershire +1 1 £388 -
Systems Analyst
England

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Systems 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 Systems Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (43.33%) Migration
2 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (26.67%) Data Structures
3 8 (26.67%) Analytics
3 8 (26.67%) Data Modelling
3 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (23.33%) Systems Analysis
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
5 6 (20.00%) Service Management
5 6 (20.00%) Data Management
5 6 (20.00%) System Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Network Security
6 5 (16.67%) Data Conversion
6 5 (16.67%) Content Management
6 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 5 (16.67%) CMS
6 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (16.67%) UML
6 5 (16.67%) Business Analytics
6 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (16.67%) Master Data Management
6 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (13.33%) Windows
7 4 (13.33%) Oracle
7 4 (13.33%) SQL
7 4 (13.33%) Casewise
8 3 (10.00%) Use Case

Systems Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (26.67%) Data Structures
3 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.33%) AS400
6 1 (3.33%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Unix
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Migration
2 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) Analytics
2 8 (26.67%) Data Modelling
3 7 (23.33%) Systems Analysis
3 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
4 6 (20.00%) Data Management
4 6 (20.00%) Service Management
4 6 (20.00%) System Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Business Analytics
5 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (16.67%) Content Management
5 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) Data Conversion
5 5 (16.67%) Master Data Management
5 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.67%) UML
6 3 (10.00%) Application Discovery
6 3 (10.00%) Data Mapping
6 3 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ISEB
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Casewise
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Alias
4 1 (3.33%) SAP