Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 164 174
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 28 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.45% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 16
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.94% +3.33% +37.61%
10th Percentile £358 £281 £283
90th Percentile £575 £572 £450
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £12.50 -
England median hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +20.97% -21.52% -1.25%

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 4,542 4,425 5,021
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 94.69% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,834 2,722 2,797
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £235 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 210 175
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +11.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.25 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 - 10 £575 -
Birmingham -16 5 £431 +15.00% 1
Warwickshire +4 3 £363 -19.44% 9
Coventry -9 3 £433 +9.84% 4
Solihull - 1 £475 -
Technical Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Commercial Awareness
3 12 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (42.86%) OpenText
3 12 (42.86%) XML
3 12 (42.86%) SOA
4 10 (35.71%) UML
4 10 (35.71%) Business Analysis
5 9 (32.14%) SQL
6 8 (28.57%) WSO2
6 8 (28.57%) Microservices
7 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
9 4 (14.29%) Validation
9 4 (14.29%) Migration
9 4 (14.29%) Scrum
10 3 (10.71%) Retail
10 3 (10.71%) Automotive
10 3 (10.71%) Java
10 3 (10.71%) Office 365
10 3 (10.71%) Use Case
11 2 (7.14%) RESTful
11 2 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
11 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
11 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
11 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
11 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (10.71%) Automotive
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) JMS
2 2 (7.14%) RESTful
2 2 (7.14%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Commercial Awareness
3 12 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (42.86%) SOA
4 10 (35.71%) Business Analysis
4 10 (35.71%) UML
5 8 (28.57%) Microservices
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
6 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.29%) Migration
7 4 (14.29%) Scrum
7 4 (14.29%) Validation
8 3 (10.71%) Use Case
9 2 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (7.14%) Change Management
9 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.57%) QA
1 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) OpenText
2 8 (28.57%) WSO2
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) webMethods
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.57%) Veeam
4 1 (3.57%) VMware