Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £429 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 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.

Technical Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 182 155
Rank change year-on-year +15 -27 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 16 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.49% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.51% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 9
West Midlands median daily rate £429 £394 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +9.38% +60.00%
10th Percentile £381 £300 £220
90th Percentile £463 £534 £395
England median daily rate £448 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% +8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.75 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% - -
England median hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -7.25% -28.13% +40.60%

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 4504 5865 4696
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 95.01% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 3518 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 198 238 271
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 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 +6 7 £425 +15.25% 1
Warwickshire +3 5 £438 +12.90% 1
Shropshire +18 1 - -
Coventry +9 1 £433 -11.73% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £388 - 1
Technical Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Technical 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 Technical Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (31.25%) SQL
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) Automotive
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (12.50%) User Stories
4 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Office 365
4 2 (12.50%) Line Management
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Dell
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) Finance

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 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Skype
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (25.00%) Automotive
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) J2SE
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) FMCG
1 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
1 1 (6.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Line Management
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 2 (12.50%) User Stories
3 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) BDD
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Kanban
4 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Physics
4 1 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) VCP5
1 1 (6.25%) VCP6
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) COBIT
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Dell
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) CyberArk
3 1 (6.25%) LANDesk
3 1 (6.25%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Sophos