The first table below looks at the demand for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Midlands region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 2 13 19
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 32 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 19.28% 7.24% 5.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.25% 7.66% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -31.81%
Job Titles Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
158 209 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 95.18% 94.57% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 80 65
Average daily rate £425 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £6.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% -80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £6.50 £25.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Business Analyst
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Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 25 (50.00%) Retail
2 19 (38.00%) Workflow
2 19 (38.00%) ATG
3 18 (36.00%) UML
4 15 (30.00%) Business Analysis
5 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.00%) Customer Engagement
6 7 (14.00%) SAP
6 7 (14.00%) CRM
7 6 (12.00%) Use Case
8 5 (10.00%) Process Management
8 5 (10.00%) ISEB
9 4 (8.00%) NHS
9 4 (8.00%) Six Sigma
9 4 (8.00%) Billing
9 4 (8.00%) Lean Six Sigma
9 4 (8.00%) Degree
9 4 (8.00%) hybris
10 3 (6.00%) Business Process Mapping
10 3 (6.00%) iPad
10 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.00%) JIRA
10 3 (6.00%) Marketing
10 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
10 3 (6.00%) SAP Implementation
10 3 (6.00%) Scrum
10 3 (6.00%) B2B
10 3 (6.00%) B2C
10 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.00%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) Data Mart
2 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.00%) ERwin
General
1 25 (50.00%) Retail
2 4 (8.00%) Billing
3 3 (6.00%) Marketing
4 2 (4.00%) Finance
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) NHS
2 3 (6.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 19 (38.00%) Workflow
3 18 (36.00%) UML
4 15 (30.00%) Business Analysis
5 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.00%) Customer Engagement
6 7 (14.00%) CRM
7 6 (12.00%) Use Case
8 5 (10.00%) Process Management
9 4 (8.00%) Six Sigma
9 4 (8.00%) Lean Six Sigma
10 3 (6.00%) Business Process Mapping
10 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.00%) SAP Implementation
10 3 (6.00%) Scrum
10 3 (6.00%) B2B
10 3 (6.00%) B2C
10 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling
11 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) PHP
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
1 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) ISEB
2 4 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (4.00%) IIBA
3 2 (4.00%) CBAP
4 1 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) ATG
2 7 (14.00%) SAP
3 4 (8.00%) hybris
4 1 (2.00%) Casewise
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) Business Objects