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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 12 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 52 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.99% 5.46% 8.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.26% 6.04% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 27
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£365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £27.63
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +35.72%
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
716 646 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.24% 90.48% 90.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 379 303
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 20
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.15 £27.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 39 (44.32%) Finance
2 23 (26.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (26.14%) Business Analysis
3 16 (18.18%) Banking
4 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (12.50%) Retail
6 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 8 (9.09%) CRM
9 7 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (7.95%) Project Management
10 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
10 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
10 5 (5.68%) OLAP
10 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (5.68%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
11 4 (4.55%) Office 365
11 4 (4.55%) Requirements Management
11 4 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (4.55%) PRINCE
12 3 (3.41%) ISEB
12 3 (3.41%) MS Office
12 3 (3.41%) ITIL
12 3 (3.41%) E-Commerce
12 3 (3.41%) ERP
12 3 (3.41%) MS Visio

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Office
1 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.27%) MS Project
2 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.14%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.14%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.14%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.14%) Movex
2 1 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.14%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (1.14%) WAN
2 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) OLAP
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (5.68%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.14%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.14%) SAP BI
General
1 39 (44.32%) Finance
2 16 (18.18%) Banking
3 11 (12.50%) Retail
4 3 (3.41%) Legal
4 3 (3.41%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.27%) Billing
5 2 (2.27%) Law
6 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.14%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.14%) Derivative
3 1 (1.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.14%) Life Science
3 1 (1.14%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.14%) Stakeholder Management
1 23 (26.14%) Business Analysis
2 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 8 (9.09%) CRM
5 7 (7.95%) Project Management
6 4 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.55%) PRINCE
6 4 (4.55%) Requirements Management
7 3 (3.41%) TOGAF
7 3 (3.41%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.41%) ERP
7 3 (3.41%) ITIL
7 3 (3.41%) Use Case
7 3 (3.41%) Cash Management
8 2 (2.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (2.27%) Transition Management
8 2 (2.27%) Business Process Mapping
8 2 (2.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.41%) ISEB
2 3 (3.41%) Degree
2 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.41%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) CCA
3 1 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.14%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) FATCA
2 2 (2.27%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.27%) HP
1 2 (2.27%) SAP
2 1 (1.14%) Cognos
2 1 (1.14%) IBM
2 1 (1.14%) Netezza
2 1 (1.14%) PayPal
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