The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role 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 Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 25 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 47 33 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.20% 5.95% 8.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.75% 6.63% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 25 26
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£388 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £305 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £24.75 £32.13
% change year-on-year
+58.58% -22.95%
Business Analyst
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
696 498 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.82% 89.73% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 301 260
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 41
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.58 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £26.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analyst in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Business Analyst in their job title 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 with Business Analyst in their job title.

1 46 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (31.43%) Business Analysis
4 29 (27.62%) Finance
5 19 (18.10%) Scrum
6 13 (12.38%) Project Management
6 13 (12.38%) User Stories
6 13 (12.38%) Coaching
7 12 (11.43%) Web Services
7 12 (11.43%) Banking
7 12 (11.43%) Open Source
7 12 (11.43%) Kanban
7 12 (11.43%) Use Case
8 11 (10.48%) PRINCE2
8 11 (10.48%) Business Transformation
9 9 (8.57%) ISEB
9 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
10 8 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (7.62%) MS Visio
10 8 (7.62%) NHS
10 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (6.67%) CRM
12 6 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (5.71%) UML
12 6 (5.71%) Data Modelling
12 6 (5.71%) Business Process Mapping
13 5 (4.76%) ITIL
13 5 (4.76%) Retail
13 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
13 5 (4.76%) Data Governance

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Business Analyst in their job title 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 with Business Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.86%) MS Office
4 1 (0.95%) MS Project
4 1 (0.95%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.95%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.95%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.95%) Movex
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.90%) OLAP
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.90%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.95%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (27.62%) Finance
2 12 (11.43%) Banking
3 5 (4.76%) Retail
4 4 (3.81%) Law
5 3 (2.86%) Legal
5 3 (2.86%) General Ledger
5 3 (2.86%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.90%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.95%) Back Office
7 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.95%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.43%) Web Services
2 2 (1.90%) Middleware
3 1 (0.95%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.43%) Open Source
2 8 (7.62%) NHS
2 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.90%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (1.90%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.95%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.95%) User Experience
4 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.95%) Statistics
4 1 (0.95%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (31.43%) Business Analysis
4 19 (18.10%) Scrum
5 13 (12.38%) Project Management
5 13 (12.38%) User Stories
5 13 (12.38%) Coaching
6 12 (11.43%) Use Case
6 12 (11.43%) Kanban
7 11 (10.48%) PRINCE2
7 11 (10.48%) Business Transformation
8 8 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.67%) CRM
10 6 (5.71%) UML
10 6 (5.71%) Data Modelling
10 6 (5.71%) Business Process Mapping
11 5 (4.76%) Data Governance
11 5 (4.76%) ITIL
12 4 (3.81%) ERP
12 4 (3.81%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.90%) SQL
1 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.57%) ISEB
1 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.90%) Degree
4 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) MiFID
1 1 (0.95%) FATCA
1 1 (0.95%) EMIR
1 1 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 2 (1.90%) SAP
1 2 (1.90%) Citrix
2 1 (0.95%) Business Objects
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft
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