The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 6 22 26
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 24 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.24% 2.22% 4.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.90% 2.42% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate
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£369 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £395
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 £27.40 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+24.06% -3.23%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
186 165 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 94.90% 91.67% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 84 80
Average daily rate £400 £375 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £6.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+469.23% -74.73%
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 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
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 19 September 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 33 (62.26%) E-Commerce
1 33 (62.26%) Retail
2 32 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (49.06%) Workflow
4 24 (45.28%) ATG
5 23 (43.40%) UML
6 15 (28.30%) Business Analysis
7 13 (24.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (18.87%) Customer Engagement
9 8 (15.09%) iPad
10 7 (13.21%) hybris
10 7 (13.21%) Use Case
11 6 (11.32%) JIRA
11 6 (11.32%) Degree
11 6 (11.32%) Scrum
11 6 (11.32%) B2C
11 6 (11.32%) CRM
11 6 (11.32%) Business Process Mapping
11 6 (11.32%) User Experience
12 5 (9.43%) NHS
12 5 (9.43%) Process Management
13 4 (7.55%) SAP
14 3 (5.66%) Billing
14 3 (5.66%) Marketing
14 3 (5.66%) WebSphere
14 3 (5.66%) B2B
15 2 (3.77%) Kimball Methodology
15 2 (3.77%) Test Planning
15 2 (3.77%) ISEB
15 2 (3.77%) Six Sigma

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.66%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.89%) Data Mart
2 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) JIRA
2 1 (1.89%) ERwin
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 33 (62.26%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Billing
2 3 (5.66%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) iPad
2 6 (11.32%) User Experience
3 5 (9.43%) NHS
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
1 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (62.26%) E-Commerce
2 32 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (49.06%) Workflow
4 23 (43.40%) UML
5 15 (28.30%) Business Analysis
6 13 (24.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (18.87%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (13.21%) Use Case
9 6 (11.32%) Scrum
9 6 (11.32%) B2C
9 6 (11.32%) CRM
9 6 (11.32%) Business Process Mapping
10 5 (9.43%) Process Management
11 3 (5.66%) B2B
12 2 (3.77%) Kimball Methodology
12 2 (3.77%) Test Planning
12 2 (3.77%) Six Sigma
12 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (3.77%) SAP Implementation
12 2 (3.77%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) PHP
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
1 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) ISEB
3 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) COBIT
Vendors
1 24 (45.28%) ATG
2 7 (13.21%) hybris
3 4 (7.55%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) Casewise
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft