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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 23 15 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 48 54 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.35% 8.19% 6.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.83% 8.96% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 29
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£400 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £296 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -2.87%
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
703 603 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.99% 91.50% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 394 336
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 29 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.98 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.80% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £26.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014, 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 25 (31.25%) Business Analysis
2 24 (30.00%) Finance
3 21 (26.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (20.00%) Use Case
6 15 (18.75%) MS Visio
7 14 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
9 12 (15.00%) UML
10 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (13.75%) Banking
10 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (11.25%) Degree
11 9 (11.25%) SQL
11 9 (11.25%) PRINCE2
11 9 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (10.00%) E-Commerce
12 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
13 7 (8.75%) ISEB
13 7 (8.75%) Project Management
13 7 (8.75%) Retail
13 7 (8.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 6 (7.50%) Rational Rose
14 6 (7.50%) Data Modelling
14 6 (7.50%) T-SQL
14 6 (7.50%) OLAP
14 6 (7.50%) OO
14 6 (7.50%) MS Excel
15 5 (6.25%) SAP

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.50%) SAS
2 2 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 6 (7.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.00%) MS Office
4 2 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) SAP HR
2 2 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.50%) Maximo
3 1 (1.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (1.25%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.50%) OLAP
5 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.25%) MS Access
6 1 (1.25%) Big Data
6 1 (1.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.25%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Rational Rose
2 2 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (30.00%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Banking
3 7 (8.75%) Retail
4 5 (6.25%) Billing
5 3 (3.75%) Law
5 3 (3.75%) Legal
5 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.50%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.50%) Marketing
6 2 (2.50%) Back Office
7 1 (1.25%) Front Office
7 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.25%) Advertising
7 1 (1.25%) Automotive
7 1 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.75%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.25%) SCADA
3 1 (1.25%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.25%) Business Analysis
2 21 (26.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (20.00%) Use Case
5 14 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (15.00%) UML
7 9 (11.25%) PRINCE2
8 8 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 7 (8.75%) Project Management
9 7 (8.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (7.50%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.50%) OO
11 5 (6.25%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (6.25%) Migration
12 4 (5.00%) User Stories
12 4 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (5.00%) ITIL
13 3 (3.75%) ETL
13 3 (3.75%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.25%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.00%) VBA
4 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Degree
2 7 (8.75%) ISEB
3 1 (1.25%) IIBA
3 1 (1.25%) CBAP
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) SAP
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle
2 5 (6.25%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (5.00%) Cognos
3 4 (5.00%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.50%) Northgate
4 2 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
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