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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 21 16 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 46 46 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.78% 7.60% 5.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.22% 8.27% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 24
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.59 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+45.30% +7.14%
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
637 556 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.95% 91.90% 88.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 339 301
Average daily rate £363 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 22
Average hourly rate £12.95 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.60 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 32 (42.11%) Finance
2 21 (27.63%) Business Analysis
3 16 (21.05%) Banking
3 16 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (13.16%) Change Management
7 9 (11.84%) Business Process Mapping
8 7 (9.21%) Retail
9 6 (7.89%) Six Sigma
9 6 (7.89%) Project Management
9 6 (7.89%) ITSM
9 6 (7.89%) ITIL
9 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
9 6 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (7.89%) ServiceNow
10 5 (6.58%) Data Structures
10 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
10 5 (6.58%) Test Scripting
11 4 (5.26%) Use Case
11 4 (5.26%) Workflow
11 4 (5.26%) Migration
11 4 (5.26%) HP
11 4 (5.26%) ISEB
11 4 (5.26%) Waterfall
12 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (3.95%) Adobe
12 3 (3.95%) Interwoven

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.95%) CMS
2 3 (3.95%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (3.95%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.63%) Sitefinity
3 2 (2.63%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) SAS
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.63%) MS Project
2 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (1.32%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) JIRA
1 1 (1.32%) Rational Rose
General
1 32 (42.11%) Finance
2 16 (21.05%) Banking
3 7 (9.21%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Back Office
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
4 2 (2.63%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.95%) Online Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Social Media
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) Windows
1 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) Business Analysis
2 16 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 12 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (13.16%) Change Management
5 9 (11.84%) Business Process Mapping
6 6 (7.89%) ITIL
6 6 (7.89%) ITSM
6 6 (7.89%) Project Management
6 6 (7.89%) Six Sigma
7 5 (6.58%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.26%) Migration
8 4 (5.26%) Use Case
8 4 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.26%) Workflow
9 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Content Management
9 3 (3.95%) ERP
9 3 (3.95%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.32%) ActionScript
1 1 (1.32%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.26%) ISEB
3 3 (3.95%) Degree
4 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) FATCA
2 1 (1.32%) MiFID
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) ServiceNow
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.26%) HP
4 3 (3.95%) Adobe
4 3 (3.95%) Interwoven
4 3 (3.95%) Lotus
4 3 (3.95%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.32%) IBM
5 1 (1.32%) Northgate
5 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.32%) SAP
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