Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 January 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.

System Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 167 159
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 25 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.59% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 18
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £255 £301 £233
90th Percentile £440 £406 £441
England median daily rate £381 £398 £375
% change year-on-year -4.15% +6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £21.00 £17.47 £32.00
% change year-on-year +20.24% -45.42% +28.00%

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 4,479 5,121 4,664
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.62% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,797 3,075 2,614
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £219 £224
90th Percentile £538 £543 £534
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 225 225
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.99 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.19% -5.94% +7.26%
10th Percentile £10.36 £10.60 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.83 £36.95 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%

Systems Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 January 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 -4 12 £350 +2.94% 3
Warwickshire +7 5 £363 +11.54% 3
Staffordshire - 3 £388 - 3
Coventry -2 2 £450 +14.29% 5
Systems Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Systems 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 Systems Analyst in the job title.

1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (24.00%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (20.00%) System Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Change Management
6 4 (16.00%) Middleware
6 4 (16.00%) SAP
6 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (16.00%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Use Case
6 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (12.00%) Data Flow Diagram
7 3 (12.00%) GDPR
7 3 (12.00%) Data Governance
7 3 (12.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) Windows
7 3 (12.00%) CRM
7 3 (12.00%) Legal
7 3 (12.00%) Banking
8 2 (8.00%) Logistics
8 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (8.00%) Workflow
8 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (8.00%) AS400
8 2 (8.00%) SMS

Systems 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Elite 3E
1 1 (4.00%) NetSuite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) SMS
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Middleware
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) AS400
2 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Blog
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Change Management
4 5 (20.00%) System Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
5 4 (16.00%) Use Case
5 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.00%) CRM
6 3 (12.00%) Data Flow Diagram
6 3 (12.00%) Data Governance
6 3 (12.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) Logistics
7 2 (8.00%) Migration
7 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (8.00%) User Stories
7 2 (8.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) RPG
3 1 (4.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) C++
3 1 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) GDPR
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) SAP
2 1 (4.00%) Aderant
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Reuters
2 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com