The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Technical Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Analysis over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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
Technical Analysis
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 126 122
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4  
Contract jobs citing Technical Analysis 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.19% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.23% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £431 £575 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +43.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £475 £394
% change year-on-year -21.84% +20.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +143.47% -  

Technical Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1810 2222 1920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.98% 82.48% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1172 1221 1106
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 108
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Technical Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Technical Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Analysis in the West Midlands

Technical Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Analysis in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Analysis in the West Midlands

Technical Analysis
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 Technical Analysis in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Analysis in the West Midlands

Technical Analysis
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 Technical Analysis 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
Warwickshire +1 5 £405 -
Birmingham +3 3 £444 -
Technical Analysis
England

Technical Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Technical Analysis.

1 8 (72.73%) IBM
1 8 (72.73%) Migration
1 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (63.64%) Customer Requirements
2 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 7 (63.64%) Network Security
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 6 (54.55%) HP
3 6 (54.55%) Dell
3 6 (54.55%) SAN
3 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
3 6 (54.55%) Knowledge Management
3 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
3 6 (54.55%) Change Management
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) VMware ESX
3 6 (54.55%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (54.55%) Problem Management
4 5 (45.45%) Finance
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
5 4 (36.36%) Cognos
5 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (36.36%) DB2
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) Informix
5 4 (36.36%) Informatica

Technical Analysis
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 2 (18.18%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Network Security
2 6 (54.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (36.36%) DB2
1 4 (36.36%) Informix
1 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
1 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) Data Mart
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Electronics
3 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
4 3 (27.27%) Retail
5 2 (18.18%) Banking
6 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Architect
2 8 (72.73%) Technical Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Teradata Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Unix Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Wintel Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
3 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 3 (27.27%) HP Storage
4 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
4 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) HPUX
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Migration
2 7 (63.64%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (54.55%) Change Management
3 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 6 (54.55%) Knowledge Management
3 6 (54.55%) Problem Management
4 4 (36.36%) Data Transformation
4 4 (36.36%) Escalation Management
5 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (18.18%) Business Development
6 2 (18.18%) CRM
6 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
6 2 (18.18%) E-business
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 2 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Basel II
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
1 6 (54.55%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (54.55%) VMware ESX
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) IBM
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) Dell
3 6 (54.55%) HP
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Cognos
4 4 (36.36%) Informatica
4 4 (36.36%) Teradata
5 3 (27.27%) EMC
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) Netezza
6 2 (18.18%) SAP
6 2 (18.18%) Veritas
7 1 (9.09%) 3PAR