Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

System Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 177 148
Rank change year-on-year +8 -29 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Analyst 19 34 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.55% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.57% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 24
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% -10.00% +17.19%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £192
90th Percentile £394 £431 £480
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% -32.08%
England median hourly rate £30.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +60.00% -10.71% -33.32%

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 4554 5921 4707
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.98% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2876 3535 2695
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 238 270
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -9.64% +2.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

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 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 17 November 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 -1 7 £350 -
Warwickshire +2 5 £363 +34.88%
Coventry +14 1 £375 -6.25%
Worcestershire +8 1 £363 -
Staffordshire - 1 £388 -
Systems Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 7 (36.84%) SQL
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 5 (26.32%) System Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (21.05%) SAP
4 4 (21.05%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Change Management
4 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
4 4 (21.05%) SDLC
5 3 (15.79%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.79%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) Windows
6 2 (10.53%) ISEB
6 2 (10.53%) MATLAB
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.53%) C
6 2 (10.53%) C++
6 2 (10.53%) Java
6 2 (10.53%) RPG
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Logistics
6 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Banking

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 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
1 1 (5.26%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
1 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) AS400
1 2 (10.53%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) FMCG
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Scenario Testing
2 5 (26.32%) System Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) SDLC
3 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) CRM
4 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Data Mapping
5 2 (10.53%) Logistics
5 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C
2 2 (10.53%) C++
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) MATLAB
2 2 (10.53%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Reuters
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com