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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 10 12 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 12 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.11% 6.21% 3.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.63% 6.75% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
Average daily rate
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£383 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £348 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -16.66%
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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
139 163 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 93.92% 92.09% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 59 98
Average daily rate £400 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 17 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 17 (50.00%) Retail
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) Workflow
4 9 (26.47%) ATG
4 9 (26.47%) UML
5 8 (23.53%) Data Modelling
5 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (23.53%) iPad
6 7 (20.59%) Middleware
6 7 (20.59%) WSDL
6 7 (20.59%) XML
6 7 (20.59%) XSD
7 6 (17.65%) B2C
7 6 (17.65%) CRM
7 6 (17.65%) Scrum
7 6 (17.65%) hybris
7 6 (17.65%) Degree
7 6 (17.65%) Business Process Mapping
7 6 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (17.65%) User Experience
7 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
7 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
7 6 (17.65%) JIRA
7 6 (17.65%) Use Case
8 5 (14.71%) SAP
9 4 (11.76%) IBM
9 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
10 3 (8.82%) Document Management

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.94%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.94%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.94%) ERwin
General
1 17 (50.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) XML
1 7 (20.59%) XSD
1 7 (20.59%) WSDL
1 7 (20.59%) Middleware
2 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (8.82%) .NET
4 1 (2.94%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) iPad
2 6 (17.65%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
1 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) Workflow
4 9 (26.47%) UML
5 8 (23.53%) Data Modelling
5 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (17.65%) Scrum
6 6 (17.65%) CRM
6 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
6 6 (17.65%) Use Case
6 6 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (17.65%) Business Process Mapping
6 6 (17.65%) B2C
7 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
7 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
7 3 (8.82%) Document Management
8 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
1 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) ATG
2 6 (17.65%) hybris
3 5 (14.71%) SAP
4 4 (11.76%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft