Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 164 186
Rank change year-on-year -7 +22 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 24 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.30% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.31% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 21
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.94% - +29.17%
10th Percentile £362 £268 £300
90th Percentile £575 £433 £475
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £10.50
England median hourly rate £17.32 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.45% -17.14% -12.50%

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 4,878 4,158 5,714
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.78% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,959 2,591 3,337
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 183 172
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +16.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.57 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.30 £43.10 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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
Shropshire -18 8 £575 -
Coventry -19 6 £475 +26.67% 4
Warwickshire +9 3 £456 +4.29% 5
Birmingham -20 1 £550 +41.94% 3
Technical Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 10 (41.67%) XML
4 9 (37.50%) SOA
4 9 (37.50%) OpenText
4 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (37.50%) Commercial Awareness
5 7 (29.17%) Business Analysis
5 7 (29.17%) UML
6 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (20.83%) WSO2
7 5 (20.83%) Microservices
7 5 (20.83%) Scrum
8 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 4 (16.67%) Automotive
8 4 (16.67%) Validation
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
9 3 (12.50%) Java
9 3 (12.50%) CRM
10 2 (8.33%) JMS
10 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
10 2 (8.33%) webMethods
10 2 (8.33%) HTTP
10 2 (8.33%) XML Schema
10 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
10 2 (8.33%) JIRA

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 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.17%) XMLSpy
General
1 4 (16.67%) Automotive
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) JMS
2 2 (8.33%) RESTful
2 2 (8.33%) XML Schema
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Commercial Awareness
2 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (37.50%) SOA
3 7 (29.17%) Business Analysis
3 7 (29.17%) UML
4 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (20.83%) Microservices
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
6 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.67%) Validation
7 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.50%) CRM
7 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (8.33%) Data Management
8 2 (8.33%) Decision-Making
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) OpenText
2 5 (20.83%) WSO2
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) webMethods
5 1 (4.17%) Google
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) SAP