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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 9 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 17 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.13% 6.16% 6.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.19% 6.88% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 13
Average daily rate £385 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.98% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-26.51% +13.79%
Job Titles Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
185 189 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 88.52% 89.57% 90.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 84 96
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Business Analyst
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 9 (34.62%) Retail
2 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
3 6 (23.08%) UML
3 6 (23.08%) ATG
3 6 (23.08%) Business Analysis
4 5 (19.23%) Workflow
4 5 (19.23%) SAP
5 4 (15.38%) CRM
5 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 3 (11.54%) ERP
6 3 (11.54%) ISEB
6 3 (11.54%) SQL
6 3 (11.54%) Billing
6 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (7.69%) IIBA
7 2 (7.69%) CBAP
7 2 (7.69%) Use Case
7 2 (7.69%) Back Office
7 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (7.69%) Finance
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (7.69%) MS Office
7 2 (7.69%) MS Excel

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (34.62%) Retail
2 3 (11.54%) Billing
2 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) Back Office
3 2 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) WCF
1 1 (3.85%) WPF
1 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
2 6 (23.08%) UML
2 6 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Workflow
4 4 (15.38%) CRM
4 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 3 (11.54%) ERP
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Use Case
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
7 1 (3.85%) OOD
7 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) IIBA
2 2 (7.69%) CBAP
2 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) ATG
2 5 (19.23%) SAP
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.85%) hybris