The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 43 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 22 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.88% 3.66% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.43% 5.26% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £532 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £24.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+29.89% -32.63%
Business Analysis
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
497 456 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.97% 69.62% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 312 249
Average daily rate £375 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.42% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis across the Birmingham region.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the Birmingham region.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 15 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.00%) ISEB
4 9 (20.00%) MS Visio
5 8 (17.78%) Use Case
6 7 (15.56%) Degree
6 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
7 6 (13.33%) Project Management
7 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (11.11%) ITIL
8 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.11%) MS Office
8 5 (11.11%) Banking
9 4 (8.89%) UML
9 4 (8.89%) Cognos
9 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
9 4 (8.89%) .NET
9 4 (8.89%) Oracle
9 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (8.89%) Investment Banking
9 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.67%) Supplier Management
10 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
10 3 (6.67%) SQL
10 3 (6.67%) VBA
10 3 (6.67%) Legal

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
3 5 (11.11%) MS Office
4 2 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP HR
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Legal
5 2 (4.44%) Retail
5 2 (4.44%) Law
5 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.44%) Billing
5 2 (4.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Analyst
2 25 (55.56%) Business Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Management Consultant
3 8 (17.78%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Cognos BI Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Services Manager
7 1 (2.22%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Sourcing Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Incident Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.22%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.22%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.22%) SCADA
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.78%) Use Case
4 6 (13.33%) Project Management
5 5 (11.11%) ITIL
5 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.89%) UML
6 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
6 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.67%) Supplier Management
7 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.67%) Migration
7 3 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) Scrum
8 2 (4.44%) Quality Management
8 2 (4.44%) Data Security
8 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.44%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
1 3 (6.67%) VBA
2 1 (2.22%) C#
2 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) ISEB
2 7 (15.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.22%) IIBA
3 1 (2.22%) CBAP
3 1 (2.22%) APMP
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Cognos
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
3 2 (4.44%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.44%) Northgate
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