The median contractor rate for a Technical Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 124 107
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Analyst 7 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.33% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.34% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 11
Median daily rate £375 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +18.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £311 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £433 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +2.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £11.50 £19.65
% change year-on-year +34.78% -41.47%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2118 2646 2406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.13% 95.59% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1466 1364
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 71 168
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £33.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Technical Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Technical Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Coventry +2 2 £375 -11.76%
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Birmingham +3 1 £425 +21.42% 1
Walsall - 1 £128 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Technical Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 7 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Use Case
3 5 (23.81%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
4 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
4 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (19.05%) Network Security
4 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (14.29%) User Stories
5 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 3 (14.29%) Data Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) Big Data
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (14.29%) BPR
5 3 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL

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 2 (9.52%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Network Security
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) BIG-IP
3 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (14.29%) Big Data
2 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.76%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) EDI
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
1 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (28.57%) Use Case
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
3 5 (23.81%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) BPR
4 3 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 3 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) User Stories
4 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Korn
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) CISM
2 1 (4.76%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Juniper
3 1 (4.76%) Casewise
3 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) IBM