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 28 June 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.

Technical Analysis
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 144 113
Rank change year-on-year +25 -31  
Contract jobs citing Technical Analysis 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.096% 0.067% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.081% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £313 £406 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% +5.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £375
% change year-on-year +2.85% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year - -36.98%  

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 1742 2484 1794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.83% 82.63% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1049 1480 1112
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 55 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £41.80 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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
Birmingham - 1 £313 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Technical Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) Migration
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Teradata
3 4 (50.00%) SAN
3 4 (50.00%) Informatica
3 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 4 (50.00%) Informix
3 4 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (50.00%) DB2
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Cognos
3 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (50.00%) Data Transformation
3 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Data Mart
5 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Netezza

Technical Analysis
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 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (50.00%) DB2
1 4 (50.00%) Informix
1 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) Data Mart
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Electronics
4 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Architect
1 6 (75.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Teradata Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) HP Storage
2 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) HPUX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Data Transformation
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (37.50%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (25.00%) Business Development
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) E-business
4 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Cognos
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Informatica
2 4 (50.00%) Teradata
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Dell
4 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Netezza
4 2 (25.00%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
5 1 (12.50%) AppSense
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix