Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £434 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Technical Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 167 192
Rank change year-on-year +4 +25 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 37 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.73% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.34% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 9 18
West Midlands median daily rate £434 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +7.94% +9.38%
10th Percentile £384 £381 £257
90th Percentile £500 £466 £493
England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £22.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +33.82% -
10th Percentile £12.90 £16.08 £11.60
90th Percentile £21.50 £29.23 £18.90
England median hourly rate £17.32 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +8.25% -7.25% -24.18%

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 4,803 4,389 5,841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.71% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,923 2,758 3,483
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £544 £540
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 192 225
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -11.76%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.32 £10.00
90th Percentile £32.68 £50.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Technical Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Analyst in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Analyst in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Analyst in the West Midlands

Technical Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Analyst in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Analyst in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Analyst in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Coventry - 14 £460 - 3
Staffordshire -1 8 £390 +0.65%
Birmingham -1 5 £390 -8.24% 3
Warwickshire +7 3 £425 -2.86%
Shropshire -44 1 £325 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Technical Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, Technical 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 Technical Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) SQL
3 7 (18.92%) Windows
3 7 (18.92%) CRM
3 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
4 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
4 6 (16.22%) Scrum
4 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.51%) Retail
5 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
5 5 (13.51%) Migration
6 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.81%) Finance
6 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
6 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (10.81%) Office 365
6 4 (10.81%) User Stories
7 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
7 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
7 3 (8.11%) FMCG
7 3 (8.11%) Release Management
7 3 (8.11%) SaaS
7 3 (8.11%) Data Management
7 3 (8.11%) Logistics
7 3 (8.11%) MPLS
7 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (8.11%) LAN
7 3 (8.11%) WAN
7 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence

Technical 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) Notepad++
3 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Sage 200
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.81%) Office 365
3 3 (8.11%) SaaS
4 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.41%) G Suite
4 2 (5.41%) IaaS
4 2 (5.41%) PaaS
5 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) LAN
1 3 (8.11%) MPLS
1 3 (8.11%) WAN
1 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) FTP
2 1 (2.70%) Network Security
2 1 (2.70%) Wireless
2 1 (2.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.70%) XMLSpy
General
1 5 (13.51%) Retail
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Automotive
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) Velocity
2 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
1 3 (8.11%) FMCG
2 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) CMDB
3 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) iPhone
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Robotics
3 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) CRM
3 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
3 6 (16.22%) Scrum
4 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
5 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.81%) User Stories
6 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.11%) Data Management
6 3 (8.11%) Logistics
6 3 (8.11%) Release Management
7 2 (5.41%) BPMN
7 2 (5.41%) DevOps
7 2 (5.41%) Kanban
7 2 (5.41%) Matrix Management
7 2 (5.41%) Open Source
7 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.41%) Use Case
7 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) Groovy
3 2 (5.41%) Scala
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) CCNP
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) GDPR
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) NetApp
3 2 (5.41%) Sage
4 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.70%) F5
4 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.70%) Google
4 1 (2.70%) IBM